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My M8 dates from 2009 and it's mainly used these days by my daughter when she borrows it for holidays and special occasions. Meanwhile I have a M9-P and a MM first type, both bought used with very low number of actuations.

 

One of the first frames (No. 25) showing my wife while making glass beads.

 

 

Gerd

 

 

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One people - 3 Leicas - One Lens:

 

M4 - 1998

 

M6 - 2007

 

M - 2015

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Happy Birthday Digital Leica Ms....the very best of companions for anyone's daily walk and the embodiment of fun and creativity.

 

The image: "Lake" Lagoon, our Spring finally arrived this week, in between rain storms.

M9 and 28 Elmarit.

Edited by platypus

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One people - 3 Leicas - One Lens:

 

M4 - 1998

Laura_1998.jpg

 

M6 - 2007

Laura_2007.jpg

 

M - 2015

Laura_2015.jpg

Love that series Luigi...and the change of "innocence" as she gets older.

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For the last few years I have "relegated" my M8.2 to be my black and white only camera.

 

Recently I have had a rethink and have started using it as the colour camera that it has always been. This is not to say that I have fallen out with my later M9 and M240 but just that I have been a bit blind to the M8.2 and with probably a bit more PP the colour images from it are actually very nice.

 

I am working on an ongoing project to document the de-industrialisation of my home town and this is one that I recently took on the M8.2 with 15mm Voigtlander lens.

 

I am creating the whole project in colour and the camera is now used as part of my workflow as I especially like it with the little Voigtlander that gives a very nice 21mm without any red edge at all.

 

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As a Black and White documentary camera, I still think that the M8 is the very best giving to me at least the very good TRI-X film like B&W look.

 

This was from a series that I did on the fear of families of British Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

 

This lady was worried sick about her son and prayed daily for his safe return.

 

I used the M8.2 with 28mm Elmarit V3 that gives a very nice 35mm equivalent.

Edited by paulmac

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Another B&W documentary picture from the M8.2 and 15mm Voigtlander MK1 lens.

 

This was from a series that I did about the last residents of a now demolished street in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

 

This lady and her granddaughter were amongst the last to be re-housed and leave the soon to be demolished street.

 

 

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Happy Birthday!
Though my M8 and M9 are now geriatric by today's electronic standards, they still perform impressively for me.  These are a few from this year:
 
Nature and Noctilux: Grand Canyon and Noctilux @ f1.0, M9, Heliopan 8X ND

 
IR Affliction to IR Affection: Noctilux @ f1.0, M8, B+W 092 IR-695

 

Thanks for looking!

-rei

 

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Congrats to Elie for managing this wonderful project about the 10th birthday of the beloved M8  

 
 

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Really a true M camera, producing files with film alike appearance. A must for Classic M shooters in their accommodation to digital.

 

Long live M8 & M8.2

 

I haven't found other digital cameras producing this kind of files except the M9s & Ricoh GR

 

This was my fourth shot with a vintage lens. Perfect matching and great results.

 

 

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When the M8 was announced I couldn't wait to get my hands on one, so I ordered one from a German dealer before they were available here in the USA. I had a rough start because my first camera died after two weeks. It was replaced and that one died after 10 days. My third one lasted less than a week. Still, I stuck with it because I really wanted to use my Leica glass on a good digital camera. Finally, Leica techs figured out that there was a faulty batch of transistors causing the "sudden death syndrome" and they put a new M8 in my hands that worked perfectly (once i got proper filters on all my lenses). One of my first assignments with the M8 was photographing Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. We were in a very dark room and I was right next to him so I had to shoot available light. I wasn't about to fire a strobe right next to his face. I was plenty worried because I was forced to shoot at 2500 ISO, and the M8 had a very bad reputation for high ISO performance. The result was a batch of images that had lots of noise, but I actually didn't mind it because compared to other digital cameras, it looked more like film grain to me. Even looking at the images today, I still don't mind the noise. I've stuck with Leica digital cameras and Leica glass ever since and am really glad I did. My M8 is long gone, but several others have come after it. They just get better and better.

 

Happy Digital Birthday, Leica!

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