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Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackThe Online Photographer have posted a two part review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder, Part One focuses on the Pros, and Part Two, the cons. The M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“The main felicity of an M camera is the way it rides shotgun, always there, always on the alert, always ready to go. The M8 is not really different, so long as you have charge in the battery and space on the card. Whereas most cameras want to make it possible to do more and more until you can do an infinite number of things, an M camera doesn’t let you do a lot. It pares away what isn’t really needed and just leaves what is. The M8’s designers respected this principle.”

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Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackShutterbug have posted a review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder on test in Marrakech, the M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“The moment you take the eagerly anticipated Leica M8 in your hands you know that the design engineers at Leica have gone to great lengths to preserve the look and feel of perhaps the greatest 35mm rangefinder camera of all time, the legendary M-series Leica that debuted in 1954 as the original M3 and continues as the classic retro MP and autoexposure M7.”

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Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackLuminous Landscape have posted a review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder on test in Marrakech, the M8 is available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“The trip was noteworthy, for me at least, because it was my first visit to North Africa, and also my first real opportunity to do some serious photography with the new Leica M8. I’d been using the camera since its introduction in late 2006, and had become very taken with it. After some 30 years of shooting with M Leicas I was predisposed to like it, and did. But, nothing compares to actually working with a tool rather than simply experimenting and testing.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: The Online Photographer, Luminous Landscape

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackThe Online Photographer have posted an early review of the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder, available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“On a tripod, writing to a raw file and converted in Phase One Capture One, the files are revealing themselves to be among the best I’ve ever worked with. They require little in the way of tonality adjustments, and way less sharpening than my Canon 1Ds Mk. II files. The only work so far is all color related. Color balance out of the box is not as guaranteed bulletproof as the Canon 5D. This will change with time and updates. I can live with it easily.”

Read more Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder Reviews: Luminous Landscape

Leica M8 Rangefinder in BlackLuminous Landscape have reviewed the new 10 megapixel Leica M8 Digital Rangefinder, available in Black or Black and Silver, the Leica M8 is Leica’s first digital rangefinder. It features a 2.5″ screen, and has a number of lenses and accessories available for it.

“In the case of the Leica M8 I am pleased to report that overall image quality is second to none. Only the Canon 5D and 1Ds MKII are better at high ISO, and at ISO 400 and lower the M8 is their equal. Then again, right now there are no other cameras producing as clean high ISO images as these two Canons. But when combined with the superior quality of Leica lenses, and the fact that the M8 does not have a resolution reducing AA filter, I would argue that there are no current 35mm format cameras which offer superior image quality to the Leica M8 at ISO 400 and lower.”

Open Photography Forums have a detailed user review of the 6 megapixel Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder – the only digital rangefinder camera – the camera seems similar to Marmite, it’s loved or hated, and in this case they love it:

“The R-D1 is the best digital camera in existence for making photographs in the tradition of small camera photography that began in the late 1920s with the introduction of the Leica camera and which was spear-headed by the Leica work of Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier Bresson. It might well be the only digital camera at present that is good enough to develop this tradition according to digital photography’s specific visual nature.” (via the excellent Online Photographer)