09 September 2010

Leica M8

I finally got my first Leica camera and it happen to be a M8. With the M9 being the flagship of the M series, the used market has been flooded with the M8/M8.2. I found a very good condition used M8 at a reasonable so I could not resist myself, so I grabbed it. I am so happy with the purchase. I never thought I would have the chance to own one. But now I do, the M9 is still overly priced for what it is at the moment and the M8 is every bit capable of creating excellent image quality with the correct lens, besides 10 megapixel is enough as I never print anything bigger than an 8 x 10. Noise levels are accepted up to ISO 640 only, but no worries because I can take much lower shutter speeds compared to a DSLR.

The M8 is not good at everything and bad at certain things but it is PERFECT for certain things. It is not for professionals and a DSLR is still here to stay at least for me to do macro, telephoto and action photography.

I am getting the Leica 35 summicron f2.0 ASPH soon to complement the M8. But for now, here are some initial picture with the M8 and the Carl Zeiss 28mm Biogon f2.8. Once all the accessories for the M8 arrive, I will post an image the camera.

Oh, by the way, I have created a portfolio for all my pictures. Please check it out at jboey239.zenfolio.com


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