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Leica M8
4.6 out of 10

Leica M8

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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Excerpt: A Hands-on Field Review This page contains a number of photographs taken during several days of my initial testing of the Leica M8. Relevant and available shooting information is provided, and these as well as additional images from this testing period are found on a page titled Leica M8 Testing...
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Extreme Field Test: Leica M8 in Iraq

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Ever since the advent of digital photography, I've been told over and over that Leica rangefinders are for playing, or for wearing as jewelry at meetings with important editors. I held out on switching from film as long as I could, traveling to Afghanistan, Kosovo, and then Iraq shooting exclusively...
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Camera Test: Leica M8

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Camera Test: Leica M84022243107021LeicaM8Leica camera owners are a special breed that casual photographers can't understand. For the uninitiated, the idea that anyone would shoot with a 35mm rangefinder camera that lacks motor drive, autofocus, or even a decent zoom lens -- yet costs thousands of...
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Hands On With the Leica M8

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Leica fanatics have been arguing over this camera for years...even though it didn't exist until now. Battles raged over which features a digital M-series Leica should sport -- or whether these elegantly simple and decidedly Germanic manual-focus rangefinders should be translated into digital at all.
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Value for money 8
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Leica M8 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
13 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Mention the name Leica to a photographer and you are sure to get a reaction. Leica is synonymous with cameras and lenses of uncompromising quality. The Leica M8 is the latest member of Leica’s M-series range finder cameras, taking the M-series from film to digital photography.
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Expert Review

The Digital Journalist
24 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Roger Richards is the editor and publisher of The Digital Filmmaker, and a Multimedia Editor/Producer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. Richards' main focus now is producing video essays combining his still photographs with digital video, as well as non-fiction digital short films for the...
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The Digital Journalist
24 August 2007
  • Conclusion: About Bruno Stevens: After working for more than 20 years as a music engineer, Bruno Stevens (born 1959) decided in 1998 to become a photojournalist. He has worked in Mexico, Haiti, ex-Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Darfur, Libya, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda,...
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DP Review
31 July 2007
  • Conclusion: * Many of these 'pros and cons' are listed for those unfamiliar with rangefinders, many M8 buyers will already be aware of these and won't see them as significant disadvantages When I first got my hands on the M8 I have to admit it was my first experience of a rangefinder camera, I was also...
  • Pros: Hand-built body speaks for itself, superb quality and finish, the best in the business, Totally new body built from the ground up to be a digital rangefinder, Years of heritage brought into the digital age without compromising Leica core values, Range of excellent (if amazingly expensive, and of ...
  • Cons: Infrared / Ultraviolet sensitivity means screw-on filters are required for all lenses in order to avoid the magenta color cast on man-made fabrics, Disappointing in-camera JPEG engine delivers sub-par results (jagged artifacts, moire, lower resolution) especially when you see what's available fro...
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Leica M8 Experience Report

Outback Photo
13 July 2007
  • Summary: After reading some comments on the net we thought the noise would be more an issue with this camera. Overall the M8 can produce very sharp and detailed images. The noise levels are not like a Canon 5D but still very reasonable in our opinion.
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Leica M8 Review

Photography Review
3 April 2007
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