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mlopes 09-15-2006 05:03 PM

Re: m6
 
And the rest of us just need to sit, relax, and cheer up this great conversation. Please keep on going Sirs... i will just get some coke and popcorns...

now serious, this is priceless information and TE at it's best.

as for me... thank you!

flydragon 09-15-2006 06:13 PM

Re: m6
 
hmm leica M6, canon5D , Nikon d200 all are just tools yes good tools
but the beter tool we can have is our eyes.
and for the technologie, if that halp me to work faster and in more confortable way thx

in my opinion Leica is very late in digital process
welcome to the M8, i hope its not to late
and i wait also to see the Price

about the R8 mmm no comment


thx God you gave me the canon 5D

ALSOM 09-15-2006 07:07 PM

Re: m6
 
Mario,

Are you trying to figure out how long you have to wait to get a Leica?
I did a calculation for you: 8.33 years considering 50 bucks / months ;o).

Ooops sorry I messed up 2 different topics ;o))

mlopes 09-15-2006 07:24 PM

Re: m6
 
eheheh don't give me ideas Jean :P
i wouldn't mind to have one eheheh but i will stick to my AE1 for a while i think :P

kinginexile 09-15-2006 08:34 PM

Re: m6
 
I don't know who said that mastery of technique is achieved when you can't see it anymore. Maybe it's me after all...;-)

Listen guys, my only grip with Maciej is that his business card does not say singly "freelance photo-journalist" yet, but, and I know you are all good friends, we can judge him by his results, and not nitpick his words. This "it's the photographer, not the equipment" is getting a bit old and trite. And if someone does not need that lecture, it's Maciej. He is a photographer, period, with a freakin' day job. That's his problem! :-)

kinginexile 09-15-2006 08:43 PM

Re: m6
 
Folowing this thread, I checked some threads about the M8 in other forums, and I remember seeing 5000 pounds, around 6500$.

It's making shutter noise too. Isn't it where Leica was coming in handy for street photography?


PS: My friend Tom, yes Alimo, has told me you pay a lot for the name when you buy a Leica.

maciekda 09-15-2006 09:03 PM

m8 price
 
it will cost 3000 pounds here in the UK

AdrianW 09-16-2006 09:33 PM

First review
 
Here's a review of the <a href="http://www.imx.nl/photosite/leica/m8report/t006.html">M8 vs EOS 5D</a>. Interesting. I wonder whether using the 100mm Macro would have made any difference? I know mine is noticeably sharper than my 24-105...

High ISO noise levels don't look good on the Leica though unfortunately. Also wonder whether it should have had an articulated screen to make waist level shooting my WYSIWYG ;)

I'm also curious about what software was used to convert the images - as the 5D wall shot looks fractionally oversharpened. Anyway, carry on!

nerve 10-04-2006 09:55 AM

Re: Leica M8 Digital SLR
 
a technical point (out of curiosity):

if there is a 1.3 crop factor on new M8, can we apply (the focusing) the Hyperfocal distances in the same way on a lens as it was written, or does it make a difference? (i mean- 24 Elmarit becomes 31 mm. for instance, so will hyperfocal marks on the lens be used in the same way?.. never thought of this before so just wondered..

Furachan 10-04-2006 11:15 AM

Re: Leica M8 Digital SLR
 
Well if you keep shooting in near darkness in that Moti-Bahgh hangout of yours, my dear Evren, who the hell cares about hyperfocal distance? You'll be, as usual flying by the seat of your pants hoping the lens doesn't let you down wide open? Now am I right or what ;o)))?
-E


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