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    Christmas list: Leica Books

    I'm new to Leica, just picked up my first body, a M8, and what perfect timing for a gift book about Leica's from my wife. I'm looking for suggestions on the best books on Leica, especially shooting techniques, tricks for fast focus, getting the most from the lenses and cameras etc. I'm not as interested in books just devoted to leica lenses (actually it's not because I'm not interested, it's because it will have me spending all my money on glass!). Thanks, and happy holidays.
    Shaun O'Boyle
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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    For the M8 there's always Brian Bower's Leica M Digital Photography, or his prior Leica M Photography books. Not too technical but interesting at least about the lenses and general Leica approach etc.

    My personal favorite Leica book of all time is Gunter Osterloh's Leica M: Advanced Photo School although it seems to be only available at absolutely stupid prices these days. It's my Leica 'bible' as it covers pretty much everything related to Leica cameras, lenses and use, albeit now getting a little dated. If you can find it at a sensible price, snap it up.

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    I second the recommendation for Gunter Osterloh's Leica M: Advanced Photo School.

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    this can't be right! $1,249.99 for a book? Does it come with an M7?

    http://www.amazon.com/Leica-Advanced.../dp/1579906370

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    this can't be right! $1,249.99 for a book? Does it come with an M7?

    http://www.amazon.com/Leica-Advanced.../dp/1579906370

    I saw it on ebay for about $185 BIN. I know that is a lot for a book, but this is a fantastic reference for vintage Leica gear. I agree that $1,249 is insane.

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    Here are two "M8" books that won't break the bank.

    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/877387

    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/953590



    Hope you won't mind my shameless self-promotion plug.

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    this can't be right! $1,249.99 for a book? Does it come with an M7?

    http://www.amazon.com/Leica-Advanced.../dp/1579906370
    I have one in "like new condition." I think I leafed through it once or twice. Let me if anyone wants it (make me an offer). Thanks!

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    Leica M Digital Photography: M8/M8 by Brian Bower is a great book. You may also find photography.pro's list of best leica books useful.

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    Re: Christmas list: Leica Books

    Leica Lens Compendium by Erwin Puts. An essential reference work. All versions of all lenses explained. Serial numbers so you can tell one version from another. About 10 years out of date - Puts's website covers newer lenses. His website says that he's going to e-publish a new version.

    Unfortunately this too is out of print and is fetching collector prices. I'll have to shrink wrap my copy.

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