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Happy Birthday, Digital Leica M!

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We missed the anniversary:

 

The Digital Leica M has its 10th birthday!

 

On September 14th 2006 the Leica M8 was introduced!

 

Please leave a congratulation here

- some nice words about your Leica M8, M9, Monochrome or other digital Leica M

- an image of your camera or

- your favourite image you made with your digital M

 

Happy birthday!

 

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Ten years, for me it was only yesterday

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Congrat Leica who offer this M8 which gave me pleasure and some nice photos.

 

I have just seen those first minutes as M8 user that I would like to share here:

 

 

my 6th "frame" of M8 , 640 ISO and Summilux 50mm, february 2007

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Only Frenchies here?

 Ten years ago i was using my Leica lenses with an Epson R-D1 body that was the first copy imported in Europe and was the first digital rangefinder ever. Outstanding camera that i preferred to the M8 for various reasons including a true 1:1 VF, a reversible LCD, analogue controls etc. The motor noise of the M8 was unbearable to me but its IQ was unique due to the thin sensor stack Leica chose then. Also some of my Leica lenses did not fit the R-D1 so i decided to purchase a second hand M8.2 which was a bit less noisy than the regular M8. Here is one of the first digital pics i shot with the Elmarit-M 135/2.8 in 2011. It shows the accutance of the M8.2 that remains unrivaled to me at the exception of the Sigma DP2 Merril. 

 

 

Edited by lct

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I still got my M8, although I mostly shoot with my M9. In this post I express my love for the M8:

 

https://pixandthoughts.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/bruised-and-battered/

 

As you can see with te picture in this post, the M8 is a low light monster ;-)

 

Vincent

Edited by vinny1971

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I do love my Leica M-P digital camera. It's quite my favorite digital camera, more portable than my D800E, and I even prefer it for urban night photography. Now if we could get Leica to produce a digital M with a sensor in the 36-50MP range, with a high resolution EVF accessory, and the ability to live view with magnification anywhere on the frame in the screen or EVF, those of us who use the M-system for landscape work would be really happy. Not every Leica M photographer uses their camera for street and photojournalism work!

Under the Zakim Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts, MMXVI

by Steven Keirstead, on Flickr

Edited by sdk

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My 31st December 2006 M8 is still working well. Nowadays I keep it for infra-red photography. 

 

Wilson

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2006...

 

 

(my very first picture taken with a digital camera... M8 just out of box, 5 min. of battery charge, an old Summicron 50, straight jpg and GO FOR A NEW ADVENTURE !)

Edited by luigi bertolotti

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45 years ago I bought a second hand IIIc which was such a joy to use however an M8 followed by an M9P have seriously enhanced my enjoyment of photography  Thank you Leica, Oscar would have been delighted... 

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Happy Birthday to the Leica digital M, by far the best, easiest and most versatile camera I've ever used, always the camera that makes it into the bag, eagerly capturing the moment.  Well done, Leica!

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happy birthday. my m8.2 was shortlived, because she was unreliable. but the pictures i made with her, were not so bad

Edited by harryzet

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The M Monochrom is the camera I wanted for my whole life, including long before I could imagine such a thing was even possible!  

 

 

 

 

 

Have an M9 and that's great too, had to have it when it first came out as I did a little later with the MM, fortunately I already had the lenses.   And the Q has taken up a lot of my attention lately--it's a close cousin to a digital M.

Edited by stevieboy

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