Hello Leica M8 | Calogero Randazzo

I was shooting with Fuji X-Pro 1, X-E2 and the X-100, when I had the chance to rent a Leica M8 with a Voigtländer 35mm and a 50mm Summicron. For years I was looking for a Rangefinder but ended up to go with the Fuji X-Series (which are not Rangefinders). The built quality of the body and Leica lenses are unique, the simplicity and „nothing stands in the way between you and the subject“. X-100 and X-Pro 1´s Optical VF been good, but Leica and the manual focusing is another experience. I found myself more emotional connected with the scene and subject, therefore shooting different.  This is difficult to explain and it´s worth to experience yourself. The Image quality is stunning. First I thought, 10 MB and a 9 year old CCD sensor without an AA filter can´t be that good. In digital that is a really ancient sensor…….

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Leica M Type 240

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Salve Calogero,
It’s fun what you are writing as I am also playing around with my (great!) Fujis X and have the opportunity to purchase a ‚mint‘ Leica M8.
Your advice will help me make up my decision.
Is it true that with M8 it is better to shoot in mono? Do we need an external IR filter?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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