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Color: Silver Chrome
Exceptional performance in every detail
For Leica, image quality is not only a catchword, but a value attainable by optimizing all the links in the performance chain: Leica's M high performance lenses, now performing even better in the digital system with the new 6-bit coding. The low-noise CCD sensor which is specifically matched to the extreme requirements of the high-resolution M lenses. The future-guaranteed raw data format (DNG) and the raw data converter Capture One LE, acknowledged as the best. This combination of high-quality individual components ensures maximum image quality.
Concentration on the exposure. Not on the controls
A lot of care, many years of experience and extensive knowledge about how professional photographers work have gone into the operation concept of the M8. Due to the concentration on the essentials, operation is simple and intuitive. The LEICA M8 deliberately dispenses with multifunction keys and nested menus. All the main settings are made in clearly structured menus on the bright 2.5" display. For detailed quality control "on location", RGB histogram and clipping warning can be used on even the finest details of the subject.
New creativity: Flash photography with the M8
The modern metal-blade slotted shutter enables extremely fast flash synchronization times down to 1/250 second. The new M-TTL flash technology ensures natural flash illumination through the activation of a metering pre-flash. The auto slow sync. function now allows available light exposures without camera shake in aperture priority mode combined with a natural fill-in flash.
What's in the Box:
Camera, carrying strap with anti-slip guard, camera cover for M bayonet, lithium ion battery, charger with car and three mains plug adapters (Euro, UK, USA), USB connecting lead, operating manual, software CD Capture One LE, software CD with Leica Digital Capture and operating manual; warranty card.
If you've read anything about the Leica M8 on the internet you've undoubtedly heard about all of its "issues," so I won't bother going over them to any great extent, but I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cy Tempus
I used Canon for many years. I worked as a pro wedding photographer using two 5DmkII with L lenses (24L, 50L, 85L and 135L), and when I bought the M8 I just sold all my Canon stuff... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eduardo Pavez Goye
Do not buy this camera. The images were never very good even with the IR filter.
I was using it vertically on a tripod and the baseplate broke off. Read more
I am a bargain shopper. So the M8, in 2006, hovering near 5K was difficult to justify because I'm challenged to buy everything I need and then spend what's left over for things... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by M. Seither
It's been said that there are two great tragedies in life. One is not getting your heart's desire and the other is getting it. For me, the Leica M8 fell under category two. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Cowboy
After Using the Leica X1 for a few weeks i loved the Size and Weight and the image quality was Top notch.. so i Sold my Nikon Gear D700 + few lenses and Bought the Leica M8.. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by bader ahmad dashti
The Leica M8 gives you great digital images right out of the box. Contrary to another reviewer's comments, M8 images need little or no Photoshop / Lightroom tweaks for printing or... Read morePublished on September 2, 2009 by Mark W. Bohrer
I bought a used Leica M8 camera recently and used it for a while. It was not as good as I expected. The image quality really relys on your PS skill. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Jiong