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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #16
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Itís pretty shocking knowing that the camera you just bought had issues especially one at this price point. This camera had a lot of praise before it came out. At least they didnít take a long time to admit the problems unlike some companies.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #17
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This camera had a lot of praise before it came out.
It's called, "shilling." There was so much of it on the Leica forums, in fact, that I was expecting something wasn't right. Of the several reviews I read from famous Leica shills, including Erwin Puts, Tom A., Sean Reid and that other guy on luminous-landscape, the major problems weren't mentioned. The luminious-landscape and Erwin Puts reviews actually had all the negative material and sample comparison pics removed after a few days. Something was just not right with this camera yet the Leica heads jumped on the cabbage truck only to fall off. Thank God for this camera forum where cooler heads prevail.

I managed to snag some of negative quotes and a desperate cry to Leica from a board owner ("admin & big cheese") here: http://www.photopoo.com/m8.htm
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #18
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..and MR at luminous-landscape knew about the problems and was asked by leica not to publish the info . If I bought a m8 based on his opinion , I think I'd be very upset , and there are some who are. So much for independant reviews ! It seems underthetable is alive and well on the internet. I wonder if he actually received any compensation from leica ? If so , then he's got a legal problem. Let me see - 5000 units x $4500 = ???
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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #19
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Phil at www.dpreview.com kind of shilled it too.

I presume that Mr. at luminous-landscape got a free one like Tom A---and Erwin Puts probably got 2: a silver one and a black one.

I knew this M8 was going to be an over-priced piece of cr**. Canon's 5D and Epson's RD1 are looking sweeter.
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