I got roundly and soundly slammed all over the internet for my User Report of the Leica M8 (published in three parts: Pro, Con, and Coda—note that these are three separate links). I frankly didn't care for the thing. I'm still getting the hate mail.
Now photojournalist Michael Kamber has written a review from the perspective of a working photographer in Iraq.
He's been far less charitable to the M8 than I was, having used it for longer and pushed it a lot harder . Among his conclusions: "...in two consecutive frames of the same scene, one frame would be slightly blue, the next slightly yellow"; "The slightest amount of highlight behind a subject would cause serious underexposure. I spent countless hours hurriedly Photoshopping my images to get them in shape to make my deadlines"; "For fast moving low-light situations requiring a wide-angle lens, I would rate the M8 as unusable"; "...the M8 cannot match technology from half a decade ago"; "Leica’s days of dependability are long since past. In my opinion, Leica’s quality control today is well below that of other camera makers"; "I can’t think of any camera—or for that matter any electronic device I have recently used—that so thoroughly fails to live up to its potential and its heritage."
Read the full review.