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Leica M8
4.8 out of 10

Leica M8

The Leica M8 doesn't only look like an M - it utilises all the b Read more

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love it

patrick cox, B&H Photo
16 November 2011
  • Excerpt: -it adds a layer of protection to the body -looks great -over time it molds to the body like a glove -it is tough - don't leave home with out it. -I shoot six days a week and have been using it for years without a problem. I have three bodies and have three half cases.
  • Pros: Well Padded
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Overall 10
10

Very pleased with this camera

lcorcon, Ebay
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Wanted a smaller high quality digital camera. I have been a Nikon user for many years and will continue to be but this Leica takes great pictures. It does have some quirks as other reviewers have said but I can get used to it. The worst thing is I want an M9 now so will start saving my pennies.
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Value for money 8
8.0

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Photography Review
28 March 2011
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Value for money 8
8.0

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Spartysam, Photography Review
28 March 2011
  • Summary: I have Leica M cameras (M5, M6ttl, and M7) that were sitting in my closet unused since I had decided to make the switch to digital. Recently, I was debating which camera to upgrade to. Was it to be the new Nikon D7000 (but I have the D300) or the Canon 5dMarkII.
  • Pros: Great build quality, Can use most Leica lenses, Forces you to think about the picture being taken., Pleasure to use in the field, Great control placement, Simple but effect menu structure
  • Cons: Cost, 1.3 form factor, Snapshot mode that is virtually useless in practice, No recent firmware updates since 2.005 (this needs a firmware update)
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Overall 10
10

nice seller

john_nee, Ebay
31 December 2010
  • Summary: the camara's good.i took some pictures during my trip.it's convinient to operate.and i like the way when i take picture with this wonderful camare.but i still think i need some time to get used to it.it remind me of my college life.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing camera

harryteasley, Ebay
19 May 2010
  • Summary: That the M9 has been introduced, and fixes a lot of the problems of the M8, is great for folks wanting to get a real digital M, because prices are down for M8 and M8.2s. Even with its quirks, it's an *amazing* camera, incredibly engaging to shoot with, and an image quality that is startlingly sharp.
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Value for money 10
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Photography Review
1 May 2009
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Value for money 10
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rossawilson1, Photography Review
1 May 2009
  • Summary: You're all probably are aware of this cameras week points and the controversies surrounding it. A digital Leica M camera in itself is a controversy! As an avid M6 user who prints and develops his own B&W and C41 film, choosing to try the M8 seemed counter intuitive in some ways.
  • Pros: M camera, Sensor, Fun to use, Flexible, Did I say it's an M camera!?, Upgradeable, It's a Leica
  • Cons: IR filter issue - solvable, Coding issue - solvable, Change in feel from film M, Price
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Value for money 10
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Photography Review
25 May 2008
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Value for money 10
10

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rumperton, Photography Review
25 May 2008
  • Summary: When asked why I use a Leica it is very easy to answer. I only shoot at f2.0 and only B&W and no other camera can match.
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