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    M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?


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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    I should have said "Help" functions don't work with un-coded lenses.

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    HI John
    I hope you're well

    It leads one to wonder why they didn't beta test it . . . .
    doesn't it

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    I keep getting the feeling it's two steps forward and one step back.

    I'm very well just bagged a Canon S-mount 50/1.2 for the IIIG.

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I keep getting the feeling it's two steps forward and one step back.

    I'm very well just bagged a Canon S-mount 50/1.2 for the IIIG.
    I suppose that's better than one step forward and two steps back!

    I just bagged a Sony A900 and Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 . . . . we live in strange times!

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI John
    I hope you're well

    It leads one to wonder why they didn't beta test it . . . .
    doesn't it
    As far as I can tell from other posts it works as advertised..... However, it is something you are bound to never use.

    It is jpeg only

    Help is available (DOF info) on wide angle lenses (Tim went back and found that it did work)

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    As far as I can tell from other posts it works as advertised..... However, it is something you are bound to never use.

    It is jpeg only

    Help is available (DOF info) on wide angle lenses (Tim went back and found that it did work)
    Fair enough . . . but as far as I can tell they've missed the opportunity to improve the jpg quality . . . I rather approve of jpgs as long as it's well implemented and not too compressed.

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    As far as I can tell from other posts it works as advertised..... However, it is something you are bound to never use.
    Snapshot mode is something of a curiosity, even a non-feature in my opinion. Is this something that anyone really needs or wants?


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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    Quote Originally Posted by j. white View Post
    Snapshot mode is something of a curiosity, even a non-feature in my opinion. Is this something that anyone really needs or wants?


    -J.
    I hate to say this but more M8 users may shoot just JPEG than we know. In May 07, I attended the Dallas Leica M8 workshop and of the dozen M8 users (had not bought yet) all but one only shot JPEG. I was to say the least amazed.

    You have to remember forums like this tend to only attract the hard core.

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    Re: M8.2 'Snapshot' mode JPEG only?

    That does make sense John. As I'm currently backing up the 50 Gb of raw images I've shot in the past four months alone, I can see the reasons why people, even most people, would want to shoot JPEGs.

    It's odd to me that people think of doing post on their images as being more work than they'd like to do - as though shooting JPEG is done out of laziness. Isn't really the other way around? I shoot RAW in part because I lack the discipline required to determine proper white balance while shooting - I'd much rather concentrate on composition and focusing, and handle such technical details in post. Obviously RAW has other advantages, but as a direct comparison to the act of shooting one over the other, that's the clincher for me.

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