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    SOLD: Upgraded Chrome M8

    I have two chrome M8's right now.

    One is upgraded with shutter, framelines, vulcanite.
    The other is not upgraded.

    Both are in great shape with very low mileage. I'm not sure why the other chrome hasn't sold. The price is certainly competitive ($2600 with only a couple of thousand actuations).

    If someone would like to buy the already upgraded one, send me a PM. $3700 delivered in CONUS (Box and all contents included).

    The link to the other is here:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4667

    terry

    p.s. Just to be clear I'm not selling both bodies. When one sells, I will be done. If someone wants the upgrades already complete it now is an option and I will simply upgrade the other when my name comes up on the list (which should be in the next few weeks).
    Last edited by Terry; 22nd February 2009 at 09:14.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I have two chrome M8's right now.

    One is upgraded with shutter, framelines, vulcanite.
    The other is not upgraded.

    Both are in great shape with very low mileage. I'm not sure why the other chrome hasn't sold. The price is certainly competitive ($2600 with only a couple of thousand actuations).

    If someone would like to buy the already upgraded one, send me a PM. $3700 delivered in CONUS (Box and all contents included).

    The link to the other is here:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4667

    terry

    p.s. Just to be clear I'm not selling both bodies. When one sells, I will be done. If someone wants the upgrades already complete it now is an option and I will simply upgrade the other when my name comes up on the list (which should be in the next few weeks).

    Terry

    Do you have any photos of the upgraded unit? How would you describe the condition?

    thanks

    Woody

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    She can bring it to Vegas for you Woody or ship to me to drive it up. Last I seen of her M8's they just sparkle.
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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    I can attest to that (I bought her black M8 recently). Man, I might have thought long and hard about this upgraded one if she was offering it then, as her ex-black one is going in for upgrade as it is. My other one is already a chrome though (and it's practically living in NJ these days) and I really wanted a black.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Hi Woody, the upgraded one is in pristine condition. It has very low actuations 4000 ish. I have the box and all of the goodies. I will post pics tonight.

    I bought it figuring I would sell the others (I decided to have only one body along with a G1 and my D700) and get a leg up on the upgrade process. Bummer that the chrome one I have hasn't sold. Since my spot in line with Leica should be coming up very shortly, I figured I might as well see if someone wants one that is already upgraded and I'm not charging a premium for the upgrades.
    Last edited by Terry; 24th February 2009 at 11:03.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    OK Here are some pix....Woody forgive me for dressing it in your old clothes.....

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    OK TERRY...
    Making ME feel bad that i bought Bob's
    seeing Your Chrome Beauty
    and Bob hasn't even returned my Emails
    from Yesterday and Today

    Best of luck to You
    Hope I made a wise decision
    Last edited by helenhill; 24th February 2009 at 17:46.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Helen,
    I see all your smiles etc. but there really shouldn't be any worries with Bob. The arrival of my flash from him was speeeeeeedy!

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    No ,I'm not worried about receiving the M8
    just receiving an answer to my Email ...thats all

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Send a PM. I know he gets bogged down with tons of email.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    OK TERRY...
    Making ME feel bad that i bought Bob's
    seeing Your Chrome Beauty
    and Bob hasn't even returned my Emails
    from Yesterday and Today

    Best of luck to You
    Hope I made a wise decision
    Helen,
    Sorry about the email delay.
    Monday and Tuesdays are my busy days.
    -bob

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Helen,
    Sorry about the email delay.
    Monday and Tuesdays are my busy days.
    -bob
    THANX B
    woke up to your many Emails....

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    *bump*

    .... because I want someone to buy this before I do ....

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Sorry, I don't think either of them is leaving my hands in any deal before I do the firmware update on both bodies in the next few days!

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Clever thinking that...


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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Clever thinking that...


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    The cleverest thinking would have been to not sell my black one. Charles....I miss it.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Uh, yeah. But then I'm not one to say --- ... nevermind...

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Uh, yeah. But then I'm not one to say --- ... nevermind...

    Wrong emoticon

    What is also interesting to me is the effect of the Luigi case on shutter feel and shutter noise. I already felt that the Luigi case dampened the sound/feel on my original M8 so it will be interesting for me to do a four way test. New and Old shutter in and out of the case.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    i would love to grab a G&T and watch this meticulous testing

    seriously, i do look forward to this. will you do it inside and outside as well?

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    i would love to grab a G&T and watch this meticulous testing

    seriously, i do look forward to this. will you do it inside and outside as well?
    Trust me Cam this won't be meticulous. For me it is just simply going with what feels and sounds the best. I am certainly not going to analyze MP3 files. I will say there is some reason I always gravitated to the camera that was in the Luigi case.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    i do agree about the Luigi case. i finally bought one because my fingers were getting frostbite. the added plus was i did notice a dampening of noise. (the downside, on my R-D1, is that the covering is now coming off from putting it on and off )

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Hi Terry,

    This is a sweet looking camera, but unfortunately I am very happy with my M8. Can you please tell what hood you're using for the Summicron 28? That looks so compact compared to the standard one!

    Many thanks,


    -J.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Well, Guy and Jack are the ones who turned me on to these. I think you will need to email them because they are only showing the 46mm regular hood and I am using the W (wide angle) version. Here is their ebay listing with all of the 46mm hoods they have in stock right now.

    http://search.stores.ebay.com/Heavy2...552931QQsofpZ0

    This is their regular website and they don't have the 46W listed there either.

    http://www.heavystar.com/servlet/StoreFront

    Happy shopping

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    Your reply is most gracious. Thank you!


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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    I'm pretty sure the hood for the 35mm Summilux ASPH (12589) would work. I have used it on a 28mm Elmarit with an M6 and it worked great. It's a very compact hood and it also has a cut out for the view finder. I have since sold the Elmarit but I still have the hood - maybe I should list it here for sale if someone is interested.

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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

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    Not me . LOL
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    Re: FS: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Quote Originally Posted by j. white View Post
    Hi Terry,

    This is a sweet looking camera, but unfortunately I am very happy with my M8. Can you please tell what hood you're using for the Summicron 28? That looks so compact compared to the standard one!

    Many thanks,


    -J.
    J you can also use a contax G hood CG-1 which is a round metal screw in hood . I use the CG-2 on the 35Lux and the CG-1 on the 28cron. The heavystar hoods are cheaper and I have used them as well.

    Roger

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    Re: SOLD: Upgraded Chrome M8

    Congratulations Terry. I am glad you finally got yourself down to one Silver Chrome body as you wished.

    Wish i had the money to have bought the upgraded one. I love my upgraded black body. I may end up upgrading the second black body as well. We'll see.

    Woody

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