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    I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    Hi all

    I found a leica m8 thathas been recently returned from leica for refurbishing, it has a max speed of 1/4000th of a sec and the flash for shutter sync is in a different place too ( 1/160th?)
    Does this mean that is a M8U?the m8 that has been upgraded to m8.2 spec? it also has a 1 year warranty and all the gear too

    The reason i wanted to check was the dealer says it was returned to them in a m8.2 box instead of the old m8 one


    thanks very much



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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    From the looks of it, I would say you're right. It looks like it's been upgraded.

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    sweet! with the Upgrade and the year warranty, I should be a Leica owner by the end of today!

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    upgrade options were:
    new shutter: stealth mode and 1/4000 max
    new framelines
    sapphire LCD glass
    vulcanite

    also any upgrades reset the warranty clock to 1 year

    you could probably ask leica what the status is based on ser #

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    Quote Originally Posted by dude163 View Post
    sweet! with the Upgrade and the year warranty, I should be a Leica owner by the end of today!
    That's quite a coup. Congratulations on your new camera.

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    I had to wait until monday as they werent sure if the previous owner had received the uv/ir filters or not.

    The only difference to me would be trying to get a slightly better price if I have to buy the filters too


    I'm as giddy as a kid before christmas

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    thanks for all the help

    I dropped the Credit card on this today 2500 bucks shipped with 2 UV/Ir filters, 1 year warranty and a copy of Adobe Lightroom!

    sweeeeeeeettt!!

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    Do you know which upgrades this had?
    M8u doesn't necessarily mean it's M8.2... you can pick and choose which upgrades you want. I think the critical upgrades are the framelines and the shutter.
    Scott

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    new shutter and circuit board

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    and I just got an email from Leica service

    "Yes it had the shutter sapphire glass and mask in 2008. Thank you

    Regards
    Sarah Mayville"

    I know what the shutter and sapphire glass upgrades are, what is the mask?

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    Mask = Framelines.

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    awesome!

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    Re: I found an m8 with 1/4000th on it, is it a M8U?

    And its fantastic

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