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Have an M8, want an X100?
Old 01-26-2011   #1
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Thumbs up Have an M8, want an X100?

Right, so I'm pretty poor but lusting after a Leica M8. Do you own one, and want an X100? Just give it to me then, and buy the X100 for increased karma points! It's a win-win kind of deal...

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Old 01-26-2011   #2
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Yes, I have an M8.

Yes, I want an X100.

No, You cannot have my M8.

Even when I get an M9, you still cannot have my M8.

I am a very mean person.

I would not even give my Nikon M to Joe even though it was made the same month that he was born.

Despicable.
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Yikes!

Ow btw, wondering why I didn't go for an M9? I decided to be reasonable...
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Old 01-26-2011   #4
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Don't have an M8, don't feel any urge at the moment to own an X100 - but if I *do* buy one then you're welcome to my

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Go to steve huff's site and win the M9... problem solved.
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Old 01-26-2011   #6
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Just a question, what is your 35mm f/2 or faster lens if you're an M8 shooter? I know the M8 body is only a little more expensive than the x100, but I'm curious about size, weight, and cost of a good 24mm f/2-or-faster lens.
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Old 01-26-2011   #7
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There are some great bargains on M8's as RFF'rs have upgraded to an M9. Mine was "near-New" with 400 clicks on it, in the box, all, packing, extra battery and case, under $2500 over a year ago. Also- the IR cut filters can be picked up by users moving to the M9. Some of mine were as low as $5.

I've seen the M8 run $1800 here in the classifieds.

I use the 35/1.7 Ultron, and picked up a 35/1.2. Not really a "wide-angle" shooter, but the Voigtlander 28/2 Ultron would be the closest for an M8 shooter to what is on the X100.

For a real cheat, I picked up a Nikon F to M-Mount adapter, and use the Nikkor wides as scale focus.

Nikkor 24/2.8 on the M8, wide-open.


The Nikkor 28/2 that I have was $100, a real beater with perfect glass.

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Go to steve huff's site and win the M9... problem solved.
Sure, this is the backup-plan...
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Do you own one, and want an X100? Just give it to me then
Have the M8, may get an X100. You can't have my M8 I'm afraid. I might give you (or someone lucky) my R-D1 if I get the M9 from Steve Huff & Seal, though. But first I need to shoot the pics to send to Steve Huff.
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I have an M8. Don't want an X100.
I also have an M9 and I want another.
But what I really want is a Canon XL H1a.

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Have the M8, may get an X100. You can't have my M8 I'm afraid. I might give you (or someone lucky) my R-D1 if I get the M9 from Steve Huff & Seal, though. But first I need to shoot the pics to send to Steve Huff.
I'll take it
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Since I'm blind as a bat and can not even see well enoguh to focus with the current crop of rangefinders the X100 is the only way I can go unless someone does what Contax did with the G and make an AF rangefinder but in digital, it's the closest I can get. I'd love to have an M8/8-2/9 but the eyes are too far gone.
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I'll buy the Fuji and keep the M8... they are different cameras for different purposes / moods as far as I'm concerned.
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" Have an M8, want an X100?"

yes.. and not really
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Just a question, what is your 35mm f/2 or faster lens if you're an M8 shooter? I know the M8 body is only a little more expensive than the x100, but I'm curious about size, weight, and cost of a good 24mm f/2-or-faster lens.
Since you have written that you have never used a viewfinder or manual focus camera I'm excited to hear what is best for me, from your research.

If poor but proud, try the Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron in Leica M Mount -- new, $579 from the host of this site,Camera Quest If you want arguably, "the world's sharpest wide-angle lens," the Leica 28mm f2, you will need to pay $4000. You can get into Zeiss' line for about $1100-$1300 for various focal lengths and they're as good by-and-large as the Leica lenses.

Isn't it nice to have options, interchangeably, and the best glass available in a small package? No one trick pony, like the Dacia Sandero of cameras.

(PS- I don't find 1 stop that critical for general purpose, high ISO digital cameras - if tis is... good for specialty work, maybe, but more a marketing number than significant improvement for a compact.)
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I want both! But first, I have to win the lottery, then maybe a Nikon SP... and an adaptor for a Nikkor S Millenium lens to fit the M3... and THEN I will get the X100 to match the M3!
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Seriously though, if you win the lottery, throw me a bone
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Just a question, what is your 35mm f/2 or faster lens if you're an M8 shooter? I know the M8 body is only a little more expensive than the x100, but I'm curious about size, weight, and cost of a good 24mm f/2-or-faster lens.
35mm f/1.2 nokton, but I tend to grab my 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH if I want something compact. Both work really well on the M8 (I tend to swap them around between my M8 and M6).
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Since you have written that you have never used a viewfinder or manual focus camera I'm excited to hear what is best for me, from your research.

If poor but proud, try the Voigtlander 28/f2 Ultron in Leica M Mount -- new, $579 from the host of this site,Camera Quest If you want arguably, "the world's sharpest wide-angle lens," the Leica 28mm f2, you will need to pay $4000. You can get into Zeiss' line for about $1100-$1300 for various focal lengths and they're as good by-and-large as the Leica lenses.

Isn't it nice to have options, interchangeably, and the best glass available in a small package? No one trick pony, like the Dacia Sandero of cameras.

(PS- I don't find 1 stop that critical for general purpose, high ISO digital cameras - if tis is... good for specialty work, maybe, but more a marketing number than significant improvement for a compact.)
That to me is why the M8 for wide angle isn't that appealing. I've thought about getting an M8 eventually with a 75 or 90, if I find the x100 to fill my wide angle needs and want another small camera with a long lens. One stop isn't that much from f/2 to f/2.8, but this isn't comparing similar sensors like the X1 and X100, which I would give you is only one stop. This is comparing a much older M8 sensor, and I'm sure it's a nice sensor, but it can't do ISO 6400 you'd want to print.

Used M8 + voigt 28mm f/2 = 2,380 vs X100 at 1,200 (presumably). Changing lenses is nice, but that's what I have my 5D for.
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Please stop hijacking my thread with serious discussions.
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Please stop hijacking my thread with serious discussions.
I have 5 M8s, but I am going to buy 50 X100s. You can have 3 of my M8s, but only if you promise to take up mime-only velvia simulated photograph with fisheye lenses.
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