Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Upgrades done and a new addition

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Upgrades done and a new addition

    My M8 arrived back from NJ so went to pick it up at my dealer here in Montreal (Camtec). Got the shutter and frame lines done. As I was putting a card, battery and lens on it he mentioned that he had just received the new Elmar 24. As he knew I had been looking at 24's for awhile he asked if I wanted to see it. I resisted at first but then caved when he mentioned the $300 US off till the end of the year plus the $150 from the upgrades. Knew I should have left the credit card at home.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    N.S. Canada
    Posts
    2,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    If there were a Leica dealer in my neck of the woods I'd have to pay them to put a restraining order on me. Leica has it's issues, but when you pick up an M_ and one of those tiny unobtanium-priced lenses you can't help but smile.

    Curious what you think of the new 24. The MTFs look sweet.

  3. #3
    Daveco
    Guest

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    I didn't think the 24 Elmar 3.8 was included in the $300 rebate.

    "For more information, visit www.leicacamerausa.com or contact your nearest authorized Leica dealer.
    (*Excludes Speceial Edition Leica M8, Leica Noctilux-M 50mm/f0.95, Summilux-M 21mm/f1.4, Summilux-M 24mm/f1.4 and Elmar-M 24mm/f3.8)"

  4. #4
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    etrigan63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Earth, Sol System (near Miami, FL)
    Posts
    2,501
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Maybe Tim's dealer doesn't bother with the niggly details.
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Didn't ask the details, maybe it was more of a don't ask.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post

    Curious what you think of the new 24. The MTFs look sweet.
    I have barely used it but will let you know in the next couple of days.

  7. #7
    Member Bébèrt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    BELGIUM
    Posts
    114
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    4

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    And happy with your M8 upgade?
    I consider the same upgrade and wondered if it is worth it.
    Enjoy living, live to enjoy

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    202
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Quote Originally Posted by Bébèrt View Post
    And happy with your M8 upgade?
    I consider the same upgrade and wondered if it is worth it.
    I am very happy with the upgrades I did (shutter and frame lines). The shutter is quieter but more important it is much much smoother. I don't know if I had a particularly bad one but it felt like there was grit in it. Now it is very nice and smooth. Frame lines especially for my 75 are much more acurate.

  9. #9
    Subscriber robsteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,202
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    496

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    If there were a Leica dealer in my neck of the woods I'd have to pay them to put a restraining order on me. .
    Rob:

    Atlantic Photo Supply is a Leica dealer. I think they only have the point and shoots in the display case though. Their web site has the M8 listed though and the owner went to Photokina this year.

    I have bought three new bodies from them is the past few years. A couple M and a R9.

    Robert

  10. #10
    Workshop Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Hollywood, FL
    Posts
    580
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    The new 24mm Elmar is not included in the $300 off mail-in rebate promotion. And, it might be more than just a "niggly" detail, as the rebate is sent from Leica, not taken off at the register.

    It is a really nice lens and (plug) I do have a couple in stock right now.

    Leica Elmar M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH | Dale Photo & Digital

    David
    David Farkas
    Leica Store Miami

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    N.S. Canada
    Posts
    2,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Upgrades done and a new addition

    Robert,

    I remember you mentioning that. In my mind a dealer has stock - if nothing else a demo copy of key items. In this day and age, once can order from anywhere and have it within days - for prices that are undoubtedly better

    This is no offense against APS - Carsand would be no different if not worse. In their case, it would make no sense - no volume to justify the inventory let alone 'net-level prices on same if they did have it.

    My risk is when I can walk in and touch and caress ;>


    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Rob:

    Atlantic Photo Supply is a Leica dealer. I think they only have the point and shoots in the display case though. Their web site has the M8 listed though and the owner went to Photokina this year.

    I have bought three new bodies from them is the past few years. A couple M and a R9.

    Robert

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •