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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 12-13-2012   #51
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Just got the Monochrom all set up and registered. Strange for me personally how they give you a very nice leather strap, but this morning I switched back to my well-worn Gordy strap, and switched out the baseplate for the grip/baseplate I was using on the M9. Yes, even with an $8k camera, you still want to personalize it.

Big question now is whether I should mat and frame the Jacob Aue Sobol print that came with the camera!
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Old 12-13-2012   #52
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Just got the Monochrom all set up and registered. Strange for me personally how they give you a very nice leather strap, but this morning I switched back to my well-worn Gordy strap, and switched out the baseplate for the grip/baseplate I was using on the M9. Yes, even with an $8k camera, you still want to personalize it.

Big question now is whether I should mat and frame the Jacob Aue Sobol print that came with the camera!
The included "Leica Premium Leather strap" is crap! :-)
A Gordy's is much, much better in every way. I tried to age the Leica leather strap and the neck pad split in two because it was glued with a crappy glue and not stiched. The strap itself feels a lot better after some twisting, stretching and abuse but the Gordy's strap I paid about $30 for is much, much better... And Leica wants $150 for the original MM strap if you want it replaced

Silly really.
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