Leica enthusiasts can take a Leica M8 for a three-hour trial run ? which is free if they already own a Leica M-system camera or £45 if they don?t.

The promotion runs until 30 September 2007 and applies to selected Leica dealers.

?Leica advises that test drives should be booked in advance to ensure availability,? said a spokesman. ?Dealers will provide basic user training and an ?M8 easy quick use? guide, plus a SanDisk Ultra II SD card or M8 compatible equivalent card.?

Customers will have the option of using a trial version of Capture One software from the Phase One website at www.phaseone.com

For details of the dealers taking part call Leica Camera Ltd on 01908 256400 or visit www.leica-camera.co.uk