the last test (I promise). This was really for my own benefit, but somebody might like to look.
One thing that became immediately obvious, was that, on a tripod with the leica 75 'cron aspheric, the G1 was soooooooo much easier to focus and compose - different world really.
The leica 75 summicron Aspheric is one of the very sharpest lenses you can get, it's a modern design, and some might think it rather brutal, but I love it, and it was good for my purposes here.
I took a few shots to get the focus right (on the stem of the apple) and the field of view as close as I could (obviously I had to move forward a bit with the M8 to get the same FOV). I've then done crops from the middle and the edge. All photos were at f4, with base ISO (100 on the G1, 160 on the M8).
Worth noting that the blue of the wool on the G1 is more accurate than on the M8 (even with an IR filter, it's not perfect!)
Taken on a tripod, with delayed release.
In each case it is the Leica shot first.
I'm sure you can make your own minds up!