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Yesterday, our first shipment of the M8 White Edition Sets came in. I took a few minutes to photograph everything and put it up my blog. Check it out if you so desire.

 

David Farkas Photography Blog

 

BTW, photographing a white camera on a high-key white product table isn't as easy as it looks.

Enjoy.

 

David

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Does this kit come with a free UV/IR filter supplied as part of the box?

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Does this kit come with a free UV/IR filter supplied as part of the box?

 

Yes, E39 UV/IR in silver.

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It's INCLUDED!!!... But that ruins the 12 weeks of post filter anticipation!...

 

I've posted this on the forum before, but our policy as a "good" dealer is to provide two filters to our customers when they purchase an M8. Then, when they receive the free filters from Leica some weeks later, they send them to us and everyone is happy. This procedure has always seemed to be pretty obvious and the right thing to do, at least to me.

 

David

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It looks to be the original M8, 1/8000s shutter, not a M8.2. I guess they needed to do something with the leftover parts.

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It looks to be the original M8, 1/8000s shutter, not a M8.2. I guess they needed to do something with the leftover parts.

 

That's why its called an M8 and not an M8.2, sorry to be pedantic!

 

I'd love one personally

Shame about the black dial and buttons though.

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That's why its called an M8 and not an M8.2, sorry to be pedantic!

 

I'd love one personally

Shame about the black dial and buttons though.

 

James,

 

I thought some more about that. Why black on a white camera?

 

The conclusion I came to is that if you've ever had anything made out of white plastic, it generally turns yellow over the course of a few years. Black plastic stays black. This isn't an issue with the white leather or with white paint, but all the black pieces are made of plastic.

 

Just an idea....

 

David

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Golly - when some friends sent me a mocking link to rumor images of this camera I told them it was a ridiculous hoax.

I still think it is.

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I makes me think of Emma Peel... There was an episode where the baddie blasted his opponents with a laser,and everything turned white. Rather a waste of good flour, I thought at the time..

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Yesterday, our first shipment of the M8 White Edition Sets came in. I took a few minutes to photograph everything and put it up my blog. Check it out if you so desire.

 

David Farkas Photography Blog

 

BTW, photographing a white camera on a high-key white product table isn't as easy as it looks.

Enjoy.

 

David

 

Well David, I glad you had the b@lls to post these pics on this site because you know this can be a rough crowd. It kind of looks good and I hope you sell some.

 

I just hate the Safari, White, Gucci, Special Edition thing on an otherwise very good camera. I feel like it cheapens it by emphasizing the jewelry, look-at-me, show your wealth aspect of an otherwise very capable camera, in the right hands.

 

I wish I had known about your filter thing because it's the right way to do business and Leica should have thought about it before you.

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Maybe you should try some joint marketing with Victorias secret. Something like buy the camera and get half off any pair of lacy white panties.

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It looks to be the original M8, 1/8000s shutter, not a M8.2. I guess they needed to do something with the leftover parts.

 

There are maybe half a dozen demo's in M8.2 spec.

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I've posted this on the forum before, but our policy as a "good" dealer is to provide two filters to our customers when they purchase an M8. Then, when they receive the free filters from Leica some weeks later, they send them to us and everyone is happy. This procedure has always seemed to be pretty obvious and the right thing to do, at least to me.

 

David

 

Now that's a good businessman

 

James,

 

I thought some more about that. Why black on a white camera?

 

The conclusion I came to is that if you've ever had anything made out of white plastic, it generally turns yellow over the course of a few years. Black plastic stays black. This isn't an issue with the white leather or with white paint, but all the black pieces are made of plastic.

 

Just an idea....

 

David

 

Good point about the yellow plastic

 

There's a good chance the buyers of the white edition will also own some black lenses...maybe the black parts on the camera can help to balance out the look of the camera when black lenses are attached. Who knows? But I like the camera... it would be nice to buy if for no other reason than to annoy fellow forumites

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BTW, photographing a white camera on a high-key white product table isn't as easy as it looks.

Enjoy.

 

David

 

BTW, nice photos and err white balance...

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i love it. it's fashionable and very very cool. but it kind of goes against what the m system is all about. but i still love it. leica can do no wrong in my eyes.

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Pretty interesting... I wonder how it will look for the wedding that I'll be shooting in the snow in Norway in February...

 

Thanks for posting the images, David... I'll love to see one firsthand once I get back from Mexico next week.

 

Cheers,

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