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    Is the M8.2 addictive?

    This might come across strange. I have noticed something unusual about the M8.2 when compared to all my other cameras (really, too many to list).
    1. The M8.2 makes me want to take more photos
    2. It's physically satisfying to use the M8.2



    What do you think?

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    compared to my other cam's, physically I prefer my M2 and as second my M7.
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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    No. Photography is addictive.
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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    When I see the photos some take with the M8, it seems obvious that the camera contains some substance that influence people's minds. I wouldn't mind becoming addicted

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Absolutely....the form of any M camera has a feeling of precision,bright clear viewing, smooth effortless focusing ..the ability to dial in the amount of control needed are surpassed only by the exceptional image quality. The more you shoot with an M the better you can be and the shooting can become almost instinctive. But you need to shoot a lot or maybe over a long period of time. The M series requires more of a commitment than the more mainstream DSLR.

    My Nikon s are a lot better for many types of photography but I don t enjoy the process as much .

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    My 203FE is addictive. I felt that way about my Leica M6s and M7s because I like the film advance ... really satisying precision mechanical feel to it.

    I like the M8 in hand well enough, but don't like using it the way I do the above cameras.

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    No more than Heroin. "Here Kid, take a few shots for free."

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    If only theyd left the film advance as in the epson

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    If only theyd left the film advance as in the epson
    1000% agree.

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    1000% agree.
    Quote Originally Posted by nei1 View Post
    If only theyd left the film advance as in the epson
    1 trillion $ agreement....
    I'm addicted to my M2 more....

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    I do believe the 'film' advance would be a nice addition. It's probably not for everybody though.

    The M lenses are all so nice. I am in trouble!

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Yes, for me at least! I didn't get the same feeling with my R8 as I do with my M6. So the R8 went and the M6 stays.

    I'll probably convert the R glass to the Leitax mount to fit the D700, particularly the APO-Macro-Elmarit f/2.8. Its razor sharp portraits and close ups I prefer to manually focus, anyway.
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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    1 trillion $ agreement....
    i can't count any higher (or it may be the tear gas has finally penetrated my brain).... whatever, i agree and raise you!

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Yes. I love my M8.2. The feel, the sound of the shutter, and of course the end results never fail to pleasantly surprise me.

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    Re: Is the M8.2 addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by beamon View Post
    I'll probably convert the R glass to the Leitax mount to fit the D700, particularly the APO-Macro-Elmarit f/2.8. Its razor sharp portraits and close ups I prefer to manually focus, anyway.
    Well, now I won't! Was informed by David at Leitax, today, that he isn't able to process CCs and that bank wires or Western Union were the payment methods. For a converter in the <100 incl. shipping category, those methods do not compute for me.

    Guess I'll sell the R glass. Now, who was it that was interested in my R glass? Like a dummy, I lost your email.
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