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    Leica Song duo and dancers

    Had a chance to watch my friend's duo last night, along with the dancers that often come to her performances. A small venue, a good turnout, and much fun. Kurt 3_1 by Carl B, on Flickr Jill3 by Carl B, on Flickr Dancers@_1 by Carl B, on Flickr charles 1 by Carl B, on Flickr Dancers 9...
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    Leica CL + 18mm kit on the way ...

    Made an offer on a demo unit, was countered with a pretty decent price. Snagged that! Commence "twiddling of the thumbs" until arrival ... Although my credo is "Buy Leica - Used," was almost ready to cave-in. Have high-hopes for getting along with the CL. :thumbup:
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    Leica Multi-part review of the CL in Scotland's inclement winter

    Shees - do I want to get one of these. Especially after reading these: Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 1 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 2 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 3 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 4 – Tobinators Been jonesing about one as a...
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    Leica Happy New Year! Your first image(s) of the new year ...

    Sunset on Day One of 2018: Rice Creek to Long Lake New Brighton MN by Carl B, on Flickr
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    Leica Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All.

    Blessings everyone, have a Merry Christmas and/or the best of holidays! Peace and warmth to all. christmas eve mediation by Carl B, on Flickr
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    Leica Winter 2017-2018 Images

    Might as well start this off! A thread for your 2017-2018 winter images. Here's one from last Thursday, earliest of winter. Temps drop from fifties today, down to teens and twenties tonight/tomorrow. rice creek late afternoon by Carl B, on Flickr D-LUX, 15mm, 1/1600, f16, ISO200
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    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Additional Leica CL mirrorless camera information | Leica Rumors The Leica CL. Looks much like a Fuji X-E3 or Oly Pen-F - unsurprisingly. Perfect for what I'm looking for: built-in EVF, smaller size. My only problem - I now have the SL which I love for full-frame performance. I have to think...
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    Leica Jazz and Friends Night Out with the SL and 24-90mm

    This camera/lens pair works great for low light performance portraiture. No flash needed, would distract performers/audience anyway. Focus is grabbed quickly and assuredly. Zoom range is especially wide-to-long for a Leica lens. Harvey Diamond, Melissa Stoudt, Tommy Robinson, Michael Gold, and...
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    Fuji Very few X-E3 postings?

    I could be just missing them, things tend to "hide in plain site" in front of me. But I don't seem to be seeing many postings with or about the new X-E3. It looks to be near perfect mix of features and design choices for me. But not for many others? Saving up a for a few more months before I...
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    Leica SL 24-90mm: Big, Heavy, Versatile, and Superb.

    Ran across a "couldn't pass-up" deal on a used SL 24-90mm, mbp.com. Delivered to the Fedex-Kinkos, picked it up yesterday. Yes, it's big and heavy. But it's very manageable on the SL. One lens, auto-focus, 24mm to 90mm. With this and the 21mm f3.4 SEM, this could take care of 99.9% of my...
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    Leica SL shoots along Highway 96

    Highway 96 runs east-west through Shoreview Minnesota, just outside of the interstate metro loop. I drive by it every so often on the way to shoot somewhere. I started noticing a vista over a wetland, that might be a good photo destination on its own. Here are the results. SL with the 21mm SEM...
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    Leica SL + 21mm SEM + Beautiful Weather

    I'm keeping "Brunhilde." What the SL allows me to do for landscape photography is just too good to give up. Here are some shots from Tony Schmitt Regional Park yesterday. park wetland by Carl B, on Flickr canadian pacific 3057 by Carl B, on Flickr no blues with these blues by Carl B, on...
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    Leica Trying out the SL.

    Had a chance to pickup the SL used. As I've been waiting since January for the M10 I thought I'd give it a try. No Leica store near here, so when I saw a used one from the Miami Leica store for a decent price I ordered it. Have a TL 11-23mm to mount to it (from the T camera), also have the...
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    Leica D-Lux shooting the "V" lakes (Valentine and Vadnais)

    Shooting the D-Lux raw: sharp, pretty good resolution, and file malleability. Small, bright rig to cover 24mm to 70mm. Nice! No, it won't win a head-to-head with an 'M' file, but sometimes I don't give a fig. (While other times I do ...) Here's from two recent shoots: Vadnais Lake and...
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    Leica A 35mm Summicron ASPH which isn't very sharp

    I'm thinking about having a 35mm Summicron ASPH sent somewhere for evaluation and possible adjustment. The fine detail just doesn't seem to be there. RF focus, or EVF and focus peaking. Any ideas for names/places? Thanks!
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    Leica Two days, two cameras, two parks

    Headed out yesterday after work to the Rice Creek Regional Trail. Took the M240 and shot the 21mm Super-Elmarit. Marumi Polarizing CPL on some: land of sky blue waters by Carl B, on Flickr grew up together by Carl B, on Flickr pond overlook, early summer by Carl B, on Flickr Today after...
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    Leica After work walk, 50mm Jupiter-8 M39

    It was a perfect evening to relax after a long workday. Railroad tracks west of Tony Schmitt park, and woods surrounding. Took three lenses besides the Russian, but the Jupiter-8 stayed on the camera the whole time. Perhaps I was just too tired to switch perspectives. up the hill by Carl B, on...
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    Leica Jupiter-8 M39 mount adjusted for Leica - Pics

    Brian did a great job on this one. Smooth adjustments, rangefinder perfectly calibrated perfectly. Fits to the Leica M 240 with a Metabones L39 Screw Mount to Leica M adapter (6-Bit 50mm/75mm). Haven't had a chance to check close focusing yet, but two from Fort Snelling state park yesterday...
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    Leica Tamarack Lake with 21mm, 50mm, 90mm ... and D-LUX

    I was trying to find Bald Eagle and Otter Lake access on Sunday afternoon, but my GPS sent me to Tamarack lake instead. I didn't want to waste daylight searching for the original spot, so Tamarack lake was the place. tamarack lake by Carl B, on Flickr view to the west by Carl B, on Flickr...
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    Leica Controlled Burn, D-LUX

    On the way home from work yesterday, stopped at Tony Schmitt Regional park to shoot. Caught a team of guys doing a controlled burn. The idea is to open up opportunities for native prairie grasses and flora, to keep the park diverse. go forth and burn. by Carl B, on Flickr burn, baby, burn...
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    Leica Leica D-LUX 'Nordland' Edition

    OK, a bit of self-indulgent silliness. I do that here and there. I recently saw a gray D-LUX (not so common) in good shape for a good price, so I snagged it. Remembering that leather "skins" can be found on eBay for various cameras, a bit of of searching came up with the JnK / 'Arte di Mano'...
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    Leica Tales from the Pit - 50mm Sumilux ASPH

    I'm playing in musical theater (the "pit band") for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' I've been having fun grabbing some candids and some posed shots of other musicians in the pit. Lighting is exceptionally challenging: stand lights, which by design aren't the brightest bulbs by...
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    Leica Fort Snelling State Park with M and 21mm, 50mm, 90mm

    We had some good weather, so I took an afternoon to photograph somewhere new to me. The Fort Snelling state park looked like a good opportunity with many walking trails along the Mississippi River, so I paid for a seasonal pass. The ranger who sold me the pass owns a D90, she told me of some...
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    Leica Rice Creek between Marshan and Rice Lake

    In Lino Lakes, there's a very short stretch of Rice Creek connecting Rice Lake to Marshan Lake. There's a small bridge over that, such often provide good photo-ops. Here are three <edit: now four> from there, last evening: 50mm Summilux: rice creek to rice lake by Carl B, on Flickr 90mm...
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    Leica Showcase Sunset walk with the 50mm Summilux ASPH - First!

    Briefly checked Craig's List on Saturday, oh heck, search on "Leica." 50mm Summilux ASPH, 2011, great condition, 1/3 lower than prevailing used prices. Case, box, Leica UV filter. Erm ... Heh? Met at a coffee shop, checked the lens, paid the man. Here is my first sunset walk with it. Yes ...
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    Leica 90mm macro-Elmar and 21mm SEM along Rice Creek

    Here are two from last night after work. Glad I got out, completely overcast tonight. waters of march 2 by Carl B, on Flickr waters of march by Carl B, on Flickr I *really* need to clean the sensor on the M. Even with "photoshopping," lots of dust specs all over the place, heh.
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    Leica Meyer Optik Trioplan 35+ Kickstarter

    An excellent project. Take a peek at the lenses being created: Create wide-angle Bubble Bokeh: Trioplan 35+ Fine Art Lens Classic lens equations, modern coatings. Distinctive Trioplan image characteristics. Looks to be superb build quality. Leica M or L mount (Leica T, SL) available - not RF...
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    Leica Showcase Leica 90mm f4 Macro-Elmar

    To keep my mind (and wallet) away from an M10 purchase, it was time for a search to expand the M-mount lens collection. I've been wanting a longer reach lens for M-mount. To keep things simple on the M9, it would be the longest lens directly supported by viewfinder frame lines: a 90mm. Found a...
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    Leica M9 or M typ 240?

    I had the question put to me, M9 or M typ 240: which to buy? Presently, the M9 used is about $1000 less than a used M. So what are the considerations for choosing between those two? I hope others will chime-in with their takes on this question. Here goes mine: M9: An older camera than the M...
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    Leica Nikon DL18-50m vaporized ... a sign to wait-list an M10?

    Two cameras with only their newness in common. And now, not even that: the Nikon will never be released. I had plugged my new-camera cravings with a pre-order of the DL18-50. It was going to be a fantastic super-wide compact. But with that gone, there's nothing keeping my thoughts away from the...
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    Leica M10 Looks really good.

    Slimmest digital M yet. Improves one dimension of the three wished for ... Sensor is from the Q at 24MP. Would be heart-fluttering had it been CCD. ISO as a knob on the top plate. Simple brilliance. ISO, shutter, aperture as direct clicks. Uses the M Lenses. Compact. It's essential Leica...
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    Leica Winter's walk with the 21mm SEM-ASPH

    I've been wanting to get out with the 21mm SEM for quite a while. I have other cameras and wide lens pairings that are a lot more compact, but the SEM on the M9's CCD can get magic here and there. So, time to get it out. Just a local haunt for me, Long Lake Regional Park, but a few new views...
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    Leica Fall colors with X Vario

    The X Vario is one of my favorite cameras. The lens is slow, but otherwise a beautiful compromise of competing characteristics. Always sharp regardless of focal length, aperture, or focus distance. A really useful equivalent range of 28mm to 70mm. You get a sense of the lens designer's (Peter...
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    Leica Nature and Scenic with the Super-Vario Elmar T 11–23 mm.

    This is a great lens. Still getting used to shooting the Leica T, but the lens more than makes up for it. spotted joe-pye weed by Carl B, on Flickr sucker lake by Carl B, on Flickr creek at harriet alexander by Carl B, on Flickr broad-leaf arrowhead by Carl B, on Flickr majestic by...
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    Leica Buying a camera to use a lens ...

    I like what I'm seeing others get from the Leica TL 11-23mm ... Search: 11-23mm leica | Flickr I'm such a scenery shooter that this lens set its hooks in me. A bit of a pricing hunt commenced. A bit pricey new, but saw one on the eBay for $900. Hmmm. Well what's the camera going for, used...
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    Leica IIIf/g digital ...

    With Olympus essentially releasing a half-frame digital IIIf, I've jumped in and am having a blast with it. With the collapsible 12-32mm mounted (a really decent performer), it's a fun yet serious mixture of features, performance, and styling. Perfect for a wrist-strap and a belt-looped vertical...
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    Leica Compact pancake lens with no (or minimal) color shift?

    I'm looking for a pancake m-mount lens for travel. The idea is to keep the M ready to shoot at all times, with as small a footprint as possible. I'll take larger lenses too, for photo-specific outings. The problem as I see it: the wider pancakes will have considerable color shift. So how do the...
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    Leica Raspberry Island, Mississippi River

    A great spot, just south of St. Paul downtown. Leica M9 with the 21mm ASPH f3.4 SEM. union pacific 7321 by Carl B, on Flickr rverside cultivated by Carl B, on Flickr view to stage right by Carl B, on Flickr dusk at dockside by Carl B, on Flickr
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    Leica Fall starts with the X Vario

    Had some fun over lunch. A workmate and I drove for a bit then hit the trails. The X Vario is still a great camera, fun to shoot. Except for the black and white, these are straight from the camera. L9991356 by Carl B, on Flickr L9991365 by Carl B, on Flickr L9991379 by Carl B, on Flickr...
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    Leica Three days of miniscule celebrity: flickr 'Explore'

    Had my first ever photo put into flickr's 'Explore' collection. Holy-flying-bundt-cakes: eleven-thousand-plus views. Started with my usual contacts saying a few nice things ("Not bad..." "Hey, it's in focus!"). Then a "Congrats on the explore!" Huh? After which a boatload of ephemeral...
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    Leica Scenic with the Leica 21mm SEM asph and M9

    overlook west by Carl B, on Flickr wetland view by Carl B, on Flickr wildflowers by Carl B, on Flickr last light clouds by Carl B, on Flickr It's has great color contrast, and is corrected well for edge color shift. Wish it would focus a bit closer, I could experiment with the M240 to see...
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    Leica Sensor Cleaning?

    The M9 I recently purchased needs sensor cleaning. Many little occlusions, which sure looked like dried moisture spots on the sensor. I've tried the blower-brush, and tried lens cleaning solution on the single-use lens cleaning wipes. Hope that's safe, so far no scratching from my efforts that...
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    Leica Rice Creek at Marshan Lake

    Rice Creek meanders north of Saint Paul in Minnesota. Not too far out of the way to go get some shots after work, it makes its way through many lakes and under many footbridges. That results in many opportunities for scenic shots. I've been exploring this creek since early spring. At first I...
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    Leica Thoughts on the recent Summarit f2.4 series lenses?

    I'm not seeing much (if anything) for real reviews of the recent Summarit f2.4 lenses: 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm. Just the usual parroting of manufacturer press release selling points. I'm most interested in a 90mm for portrait and short telephoto, the f2.4 Summarit looks like a great proposition...
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    Leica The "new-old" M9 is what I hoped.

    After shooting the M240 for a year or so, I've become a huge fan of the camera. Operate the camera as a rangefinder or with modern live-view with EVF. Focus with Leica R glass or any manual lens, no problem. And yet, for certain kinds of shots, I miss what a CCD sensor can do for the image...
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    Leica My recent choice (i.e., old ... or new?)

    The new Q almost had me. 28mm is superb for scenic landscape (much of what I shoot), and that feature set, and sharpness. Maybe I should have gone that route ... But I've learned to trust my gut. And it's told me after all this time that what I've really wanted is that Kodak CCD sensor in the...
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    Leica 35mm ASPH Summicron

    I've decided to try the 35mm ASPH Summicron as a lens for scenic storytelling. That's much of what I like to shoot, so this is an important lens choice to me. 35mm gives a somewhat wide angle of view, and I'm interested in this particular model to see what can be pulled toward character...
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    Olympus Upcoming Jamaica stay - decided on Olympus Stylus 1s

    Heading down to Treasure Beach, Jamaica about a month from now. Very much looking forward to chilling out, great food (vegan 'Ital'), non-touristy beaches, island scenery, and dry sunny weather. I want to snap a lot of photos, too. No big cameras, no collection of lenses to haul. Just one...
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    Leica Live-view digitial horizon available with M 240 firmware update 2.0.1.5 ..

    Most likely very old news to everyone, but among the improvements to M240 firmware 2.0.1.5 is an horizon overlay on liveview. When shooting landscapes, this has been a sorely missed feature. I'm trying to assess the applicability of other features to my shooting: Improved description of the...
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    Leica First walk with the 35mm f2 Biogon

    With the M240, and a beautiful day it was. The Biogon definitely captured that. langton lake by cbmn, on Flickr path through fall by cbmn, on Flickr walk around the lake by cbmn, on Flickr
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