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The M8 has been discontinued for quite a while. Any cameras remaining are old stock.

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M8.2 isthe current model, with great deals to be had with M8 'Demos'

 

cheers

 

This does not make sense as it forces the entry level model to £4000 and not £2500 which is where the M8 was positioned. Presumably this suggests that there will on 9 Sept be an annoucement for M9 and a low cost entry level unit. If Leica do not do this i think their strategy is well weakened and i am pleased that i bought my M8 when I did

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This does not make sense as it forces the entry level model to £4000 and not £2500 which is where the M8 was positioned. Presumably this suggests that there will on 9 Sept be an annoucement for M9 and a low cost entry level unit. If Leica do not do this i think their strategy is well weakened and i am pleased that i bought my M8 when I did

 

It also does not make sense to limit to 1/4000th sec, Noctilux and Summilux fans may want to shoot at 1.0 or 1.4 on a sunny day... and do not feel like adding neutral filter.

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No not at all. I was foreinsic scientist for around 10 years. I was probably the only one in Texas who used Leica Geer exclusivly, Some of the other tects wouldntd,

 

I regesteredn as a Leica working proffessi

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No not at all. I was foreinsic scientist for around 10 years. I was probably the only one in Texas who used Leica Geer exclusivly, Some of the other tects wouldntd,

 

I regesteredn as a Leica working proffessi

 

Ime glid mi spl chekker is stil wurking

 

................ Chras

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Ime glid mi spl chekker is stil wurking

 

................ Chras

Sorry to the spell nannies. I just had surgery, was on pain meds. Seems like a bunch of rude people have no other life. Go out and photograph.

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.. Seems like a bunch of rude people have no other life.....:

 

Oh dear, and there was me thinking that I try to not be rude. What I do try to do though; is retain a sense of humour, and I thought maybe you'd be like minded. Whilst it's far, far too late to be apologising for my sense of humour, I do sympathise with your post-operative state and wish you a speedy recovery.

 

............. Chris

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Sorry to the spell nannies. I just had surgery, was on pain meds. Seems like a bunch of rude people have no other life. Go out and photograph.
A sense of proportion - is was a good-natured post....

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It also does not make sense to limit to 1/4000th sec, Noctilux and Summilux fans may want to shoot at 1.0 or 1.4 on a sunny day... and do not feel like adding neutral filter.

 

And in the EBD (era before digital) a leica shooter had what top shutter speed?.

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Eoin

 

It is remarkable.

 

I was in Paris this week. In 40 degree brightest of bright sunshine. With 100 ISO film and a top speed of 1/1000

 

Still managed to get 6 rolls of perfectly exposed frames...

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And in the EBD (era before digital) a leica shooter had what top shutter speed?.

 

But there was an ISO range from 25-1600(now 3200 I believe). Lest you forget!

 

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And in the EBD (era before digital) a leica shooter had what top shutter speed?.

 

The sun was much brighter in those days...

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M8.2 isthe current model, with great deals to be had with M8 'Demos'

 

cheers

Anyone know of specific retailers in the UK with demo models being sold off?

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But there was an ISO range from 25-1600(now 3200 I believe). Lest you forget!

 

Cheers

Yeah- and everybody called noise grain and pretended they loved it.

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This does not make sense as it forces the entry level model to £4000 and not £2500 which is where the M8 was positioned. Presumably this suggests that there will on 9 Sept be an annoucement for M9 and a low cost entry level unit.

 

I doubt Leica shares your sense of logic. I doubt the M9 - if it exists - will be any cheaper. All indications are that it will be considerably more expensive than the M8.2.

 

Leica is a funny company. They seem to think that each time they introduce a new camera, the price must be 25 percent (or more) higher than the last camera they introduced. That's a dangerous pathway for a company already struggling to expand its customer base.

Hopefully, the "entry level" camera is something they'll address with a future model.

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The difference now is that Leica have a chance to compete with the top-line DSLR cameras.

 

A D3X is around $7k. If a full-frame leica at 18-20MP can come in around that price as has been suggested, then it might offer real competition.

 

Around 1997 you could buy a Nikon F5 for around $2k. It shot 8 FPS and had great autofocus and lots of shooting modes. Or for the same price you could have bought an M6ttl with a thumb wind and manual exposure. But they took the same film and so many pros did still shoot with Leicas. If Leica can make a FF camera with somewhat similar specs to the high-end DSLRs for a similar price, it may very well attract some pros back to rangefinders.

 

Keeping the M8.2 around at, say, $4500, will offer a cheaper, though not cheap, alternative. And the used M8 and M8.2 bodies will sell for something in the $2k range, which may help attract new users.

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