I stopped using the M8 about a year ago after returning from a Leica/Porsche sponsored trip through Germany for 10 days.
There was nothing wrong with the M8 or any of the lenses. I bought the D300 in November and then the D3 in February and was pretty consumed with them and some new lenses for the subsequent six months. I also bought a new Hasselblad H3DII-39 system and had to get used to it and the new HC lenses.
Last week, I decided to take up the M8 again and went to a one lens (50 Lux pre-asph) approach to get back to a non-gear approach and focus on image making only. After the first couple of shoots what struck me was just how good the M8 files look. And yes, even compared to the wonderful files of the D3. If I would make any comparison it would be to the Hassy. The files have that wonderful tonal gradation that makes the files look real and 3D. There is just no (well almost no) plasticity to them.
I was about to sell the M8 since I was not using it and as it turned out that would have been a terrible decision. I now again look forward to shooting with this great tool and creating wonderful images from the superb files.
Just wanted to let you know.
We buy too much and shoot too little