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Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" Discussions about the Leica M8 /M 8.2 / M9 / M9-P/ M-E / M Monochrom / M10 aka "M": Leica digital M mount rangefinder cameras. Naming the new digital M the "Leica M" is VERY unfortunate as it will only confuse newbies with other Leica M cameras of the the past. Happily there is room for confusion with only the past 59 years of Leica M production ... since Leica introduced the Leica M system in 1953. All Hail for the Leica Marketing Department learning Leica M history!

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Old 01-04-2013   #1
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Thank you to everyone here for your awesome pictures and discussions that convinced me to return to a rangefinder 10 years after selling off my Bessa R for some unfathomable reason. I've never owned a Leica before. Now I do. It's the lowly M8, but I've got to start somewhere.

I'm rather startled by the very good picture quality (pictures of the inside of my room so far). Thanks again, everybody.
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Old 01-04-2013   #2
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Hell, start somewhere? You've got one of the finest digital camera for black and white! Have fun! I'm quite jealous hahaha!
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Old 01-04-2013   #3
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Don't ever sell yourself, or your M8 short! I have been in a program in which I can borrow gear from Leica and after several weeks with an M9 over the Summer and just returning a Monochrom after having it for three weeks, I appreciate my own M8 all the more for the experience. Sure, there are nicer things about the M9 and the Monochrom, but for me, an M9 is a long way away and a Monochrom is just not in the cards. If someone gave me an M9, I would be sorely tempted to sell it and buy another M8 body and a nice lens. The M8 has its shortcomings, but so does everything. There is something differ about the M8 files and especially since I do a lot of black and white conversions with Silver Efex Pro2, shooting the M8 without the IR filter is hard to surpass, except by the $8000 Monochrom. Enjoy your camera and carry it confidently and proudly!
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Thank you very much, guys! I'll definitely take your experience to heart, Pastor. I like old stuff anyway.

P.S. - Apologies for opening this thread in the wrong forum section.
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Congrats! Enjoy it. :-)
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An M8 and an Ultron can take you to some wonderful places! Congrats and enjoy it!
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Congrats! nice bit of kit.
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LOL! Thank you, everyone.
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congrats! the Leicas will take you far. i have been amazed since acquiring some on how much i've grown photographically.
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Congrats! We look forward to seeing you images!
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Congratulations! The M8 is anything but "lowly"! I own both the M8.2 and M9-P and at times I prefer the images from the M8 over the M9. Enjoy working with your M8!
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