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Need some advices for a choice

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by NicolasGOD, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. NicolasGOD

    NicolasGOD Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Jun 19, 2011
    Riyadh, KSA / France
    Hi,

    I have a good opportunity to buy a Leica M8.2 with a 50 f1.5 from Zeiss, all in good condition, and the Leica have been serviced and fixed for the old sensor issue (sensor replaced).

    How you guys are seeing this camera compare to MFT ones.
     
  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    I have the M9 and have used an M8. The files are fantastic due in combination to the awesome lenses and the CCD sensor. Noise is worse than m4/3 above 800 ISO for the m8. It's heavier by a wide margin. If you want 1600 iso then an EP3 and 20mm lens is a better choice. Same if you want af, zooms, inbuilt flash and automatic metering.

    It's a tough call and it depends on what you want to shoot. I'd get the m8 because if you don't like it you won't loose any money on it.

    FWIW I have both and find both incredibly useful.

    Gordon
     
  3. NicolasGOD

    NicolasGOD Mu-43 Regular

    31
    Jun 19, 2011
    Riyadh, KSA / France
    Thanks for the advices, In fact I am more and more shooting street scenes and lanscapes. Not Using the AF that much so MF is fine with me. For the High ISO I can still shoot with the E-P2 which is fine for me.
    I used to shoot with a M6, and really miss the viewfinder of the Leica.