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    Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    David Lykes Keenan of Austin writes in The Digital Journalist on his experience with the Leica M8.2 and why he thinks it is a worthy successor to the film M's.

    He also shares my finding the Nocton 35/1.2 is a killer single lens to use on it.

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    I should not have read this. It makes me want to get an 8.2 to pair with the 8.

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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    David did an honest and fair write-up, imho. Good post of it John.

    I came late to the party and bought the 8.2 without any 8 experience, so I don't know, first hand, what the sound of the 8's shutter is like. With my background being in M film bodies, I shudder to think what the shutter must sound like on the 8. I was spared!

    David does the proper criticism of the "S" mode. That should be banished from the dial on the M9 (if and when it comes along) and if it's at all possible the 1/8000 sec. shutter speed reinstated. I bet I can explain to a newbie how to use the 8.2 in its aperture preferred mode quicker than I can explain what goes on in that %^#% "S" mode.
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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    John.
    Do YOU have any pixs done w/ the nokton 1.2
    Does seem like CV's BEST lens...except for the size

    Cheers- H

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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    Last time David came by the store, he said the 35/1.2 was pretty much permanently attached to his M8.2.

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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    Keenan's blatant factual errors and his over-the-top assumptions about Leica's product planning and engineering motivations spoil the credibility of this work for me. IMHO he makes far too much of the differences. Personal taste is one thing but but to imply as Keenan has in the past that those who like the M8 are mere slaves to the red dot leaves a foul taste in my mind for his opinions.

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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    "My comments on what happened next in various Internet forums in the months following Photokina made me a very, very unpopular person. "

    Looks like nothing has changed!

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    Re: Texan writes on The Leica M8.2 Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    John.
    Do YOU have any pixs done w/ the nokton 1.2
    Does seem like CV's BEST lens...except for the size

    Cheers- H
    Here's one of my favorites done with the RD-1 which I bought it on.



    Here's on with the M8


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