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Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR Smaller than full frame digital Leica M mount cameras. The Ricoh is included as a less expensive and viable digital Leica M lens platform.

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Old 11-30-2015   #41
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Worst case other than lcd screen, shutter fails and crashes into sensor . your are SOL.

The bill to remap the red line out is $450.

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Old 04-10-2016   #42
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Worse happened to my 8.2 was not using it enough and sold it, regretted it and bought one back last week...
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Old 09-11-2016   #43
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32Gb cards

I've been using 32Gb cards in my M8 for a couple years now. Had to purchase some for my Nikon D800 and monster 36mp images and then tried them in my M8. Have not had any issues. As for the noisy shutter sound, it's always fun when I'm somewhere, say at a national park and the tourist next to me gives me a strange look when they hear it. Once though a German guy turned quickly and said, "Hey, you have a Leica… nice!"
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Someone will mug you and take every notes and coin in your Pockets. And find your camera looks like the one his father's cousin had and he leaves that as he gets no interests in that.
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The M8 is an excellent camera overall. It is a great camera for portraits due to its crop factor. A 50mm lens on the M8 makes a good portrait lens. It takes Leica M lenses.

I have been regularly using an M8 (1/4000 sec) side by side with an M9 each week. I have not decided what I will do when/if the M8 dies. I may then just wait until I can get another digital Leica camera one day, and use the M9 side by side with the SWC.
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The worst that could happen is the camera needs service, and after you ship it off to Leica, you die of old age before they finally make the repair and send it back.

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If you worked at a facility that had nuclear armed missiles and you had the camera on the console, and if you knocked your coffee over fondling it, and if the coffee seeped into the panel, shorted it out, and accidentally launched a couple of missiles towards another country w/ nuclear weapons, and they returned the fire, you could destroy the earth and all life on it.

Other than that, I think the batteries are a little pricey.
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Too much "celebration"?
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The M8 is an excellent camera overall. It is a great camera for portraits due to its crop factor. A 50mm lens on the M8 makes a good portrait lens. It takes Leica M lenses.

I have been regularly using an M8 (1/4000 sec) side by side with an M9 each week. I have not decided what I will do when/if the M8 dies. I may then just wait until I can get another digital Leica camera one day, and use the M9 side by side with the SWC.
What if the M8 outlast the M9?
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That is still OK, Greg. I will then use the M8 more often.
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That is still OK, Greg. I will then use the M8 more often.
You must really love to use the M8. Very good.
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How much shots does one battery usually last for on the M8?
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