Leica M8.2 Camera¶
The Leica M8.2 Interchangeable Lens Rangefinder Digital Camera not only looks like an M model, it faithfully embodies all the advantages of the analog Leica M system to provide sophisticated and creative digital photography. It is the only professional digital camera to use the beneficial rangefinder system, which is discreet, quiet, fast and accurate, and the uncompromising quality criteria of the M system have been applied.
The M8.2 adds to the M8 by providing an innovative Snapshot Mode “S:” for fully automated functioning, and improves durability with a unique sapphire crystal coverglass over the LCD display and a robust “vulcanite” finish over the camera body. It also includes a more compact and faster charger for easier travel.
The Leica M8.2 provides full compatibility with almost all M lenses, and the low-noise CCD image sensor with a resolution of 10.3 million pixels has been specially integrated into the compact lens design, ensuring optimum picture quality. The operation and functionality of the digital M concentrate on what is essential, while useful additional functions provided by digital technology complement the proven M concept. The Leica M8 is a timeless digital camera that is excitingly new and yet comfortingly familiar.
The Leica M8 uses an optical scanner on the camera’s bayonet to identify the 6 bit-coding of the current Leica M lenses. This allows the slight vignetting caused by the system to be compensated, further improving the familiar high image quality. The lens type identified is saved in the EXIF data for the image file and the reflector position on modern flash units is adjusted to the image angle depending on the focal length. Existing M lenses can be retroactively 6 bit-coded by the Leica Customer Service department.
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Below is a list of articles in which this camera is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Finding Clarity (aug 12, 2014)
To learn how to use the Leica M9 camera for studio photography, I spent a day taking private lessons with a professional fashion photographer who uses the same camera for his work. He hired a model for the lessons. It was fun and extremely useful.
Encoded (sep 10, 2013)
Old Leica cameras use M-mount lenses, which are manually controlled. The lens cannot provide data to the camera. This can be a useful feature: most digital cameras will record the lens settings in each image file, which can help to improve your skills.
Daily Photographs (jul 14, 2013) ✨
For the past couple of years, I’ve been transitioning away from SLR cameras and others, to rangefinder cameras. To learn how to use my latest rangefinder camera, I started a project of taking thirty-six photos each day for practice.
Equipment Obsession (aug 05, 2009) ✨
I confess that I like camera equipment. I like researching new equipment, deciding what to buy, buying it and then using it. If I didn’t use it, I would be accept that it’s a problem. But I use my equipment and enjoy doing so. Is that bad?