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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    You can write David at Pixii and ask.
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    I have just re-read your post about non user replaceable memory. I am pretty sure that an out of warranty camera can be repaired by most competent camera techs who repair digital. This is just a computer and has no mechanical parts other than the RF. So there should be more internal space, in...
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    Leica Lens Test, Quick and Dirty

    With a fixed ISO then the lens opening changes, or shutter speed. As the highest camera-selected ISO was 1250 I did not get into the range of serious grain. All in all, it is a pretty valid presentation of the various lenses. The single improvement I can think of is to use a tripod next time...
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    Leica Showcase Jupiter 8

    The J12 out of Ukraine took about a month and a half. It was a crapshoot. But if not delivered I got a refund so I felt OK even though I wanted the lens more than the money. This is the second lens I have bought from this fellow. Both of them are good lenses. The other is a '57 J8 with very...
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    Show "Trucks"

    Up in the air
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    LTM Jupiter 12

    Hey, nice work. The old Soviet lenses work well in the right hands. I took the liberty to look at your Urban Sketches and you have a great command of line. Your work evokes memories of another French favorite of mine, Möbius. Was he Jean-Luc Girard? Something like that. A great artist and...
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    Leica Lens Test, Quick and Dirty

    Riding down my fave Stringtown Road this afternoon looking for Rhodies in bloom. I have one spot that has very nice ones in a clump at the end of a driveway. And I had a sack of lenses along with the Jupiter 12. So, here are six lenses: Canon 28mm LTM f/2.8 Canon 35mm LTM f/2.0 Canon 50mm...
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    LTM Jupiter 12

    I am becoming a Jupiter lens fan. I've got the Jupiter 12 35mm, Jupiter 8 50mm, Jupiter 9 85mm, and the Jupiter 11 135mm, all LTM's. They are all good lenses. They are all copies of the pre-WW II Zeiss Sonnars that the Russians got as war reparations along with other goodies. They have...
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    Documentary Laughter

    Laughter, the best medicine. The fellow on the right is dying of cancer. The woman on the left is a friend visiting for lunch, take-out from a local seafood restaurant. The fellow was a virtual hermit who let his daughter in only rarely. So it was good he let us in once week to meet and have...
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    Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset

    Off my porch yesterday afternoon, late. Washington state on the other side of the river. We get interesting light here even with all the rainy weather. Later last night it snowed, in May. The lens is the '51 KMZ Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8 at f/11. This is a color photo of what passes for color...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    A soothing balm arrived yesterday from Ukraine, a Jupiter 12. I missed the letter carrier so I went down to the PO today to pick it up. It is a '51 KMZ Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8. I got a plum Jupiter 8 from the same fellow last year. This one is in A+ shape. It has the same solid but muted...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I have had similar screwy results with UPS bouncing my Pixii package all over the country. On its way back to France it is now stuck for the second day in customs at Louisville. OTOH the Jupiter 12 KMZ 35 mm f/2.8 from Ukraine is arriving here within the predicted arrival time, USPS. Say...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    The latest in this wretched tale of sado-masochism is the UPS International now says I refused delivery! To quote the former King of Zululand, "BS and poppycock." It is now stuck in PDX. If Pixii can work magic it will be returned to me rather than to them. At this point I can do nothing as...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    That is an amazing "bit of kit." What a find!
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    The latest is the UPS International has control of the package which disappeared after fees and duties were paid. It went from "Out for Delivery" to "In Transit" and delivery time has vanished. A call to UPS International got me a snotty guy who could tell me nothing, even his name. Through...
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    Small sensor challenge

    There's trailer parks and then there's trailer parks.
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    So, the Pixii/UPS story is that the carrier, UPS, will not deliver until the customs duties and fees are paid. But they never tell you that. So the camera was in an endless holding loop awaiting payment. The duties have been paid. I am hoping that means that UPS will deliver tomorrow. If...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    While not the Greek god of fire, Prometheus, I do feel his daily agony as the camera is being punted around the local UPS store for no good reason. This is the third day it has been a 15 minute drive from me but undelivered. I suppose the lesson is patience and maybe a dose of acceptance. How...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    These Depression era works were marvelous in their skill and a real look at America on the edge. As a kid, yes I am old, I remember our post office had the Depression era interior murals and they were really good. I did not know it at the time. I am a student of "recent" US History by...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    As an example of what "amiable" is with "these French folks" I got an email from the head of Pixii today telling me he had checked my camera's delivery status and that it would be here today. He went on to tell me about a suggestion I had made, HDR, its problems in implementation and possible...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Now it is the same time, 29 April. Oh, well. I have made it this far in life without the camera. Another day is bearable. As they say down South, "Not every day is Sunday." This really is a big deal for me. I am not sure why. I am enthusiastic about the camera and its design philosophy...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    28 April between 1:45 and 4:45 PST. Rocking and rolling after that package gets here, and I pay the customs duties.
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    There are several chaps. The fellow who was unhappy is happy now with the upgraded firmware. He did a second review if we are talking of the same chap. The fellow who said he hated it, Sam Hurd, also said he was keeping it. It is best to read all the reviews. Also it is a good idea to look...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I should be more mature but I am not. I just got word that my Pixii is finished and is awaiting pickup by FedEx for Air Express shipping (2 day). Happy Dance time here. Expect to be bored by a raft of photos. Whining about the photos will not be acknowledged so do not even bother. ;o)
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    Some of you may remember The Tappet Brothers, Click and Clack, Frank and Ray Magliozzi. A lady called in one day with a Toyota station wagon which had been giving her grief. And the guys in the shop kept harassing her and telling her it was a dog. First thing one of The Tappet Brothers says...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    For those of us not averse to pixie dust the internal storage on mine is 32GB. FWIW that is the storage of an M8, M8.2, M9 and the M240. Internal storage can go up to 128GB. RTFM Data is removed by either inserting a USB stick or plugging the camera into a computer. Both of these ways do...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    I bet Luigi would. But first let me get the camera and see if I want to keep it. And I just got this new monitor.
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    Show Seascapes

    The Steve C. unloading its catch at Bornstein's at midnight. Fishing is a tough life. Leica M9, Canon 50mm LTM f/1.8, f/4.0
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    You are the devil. I have a new Benq arriving today and have squandered about all I need to squander for a while. I guess we will see these items show up now as the Pixii sells more. And its form factor is close enough to Leica that only little mods are required to make the case. Oh, I wish...
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    Show Seascapes

    Two bells and all's well. The West Mooring Basin Harbor at 9 PM. The sun is all but set, off to the far left is an orange dot. That is a sodium vapor light on a fishing boat coming in with a load of fish to wholesale. Sodium vapors are favored over mercury lamps, the silver ones. I guess...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    I got an email today that my camera will be done this week. Which means it may be here a week today. Be prepared for an onslaught of images. I have been encouraged to work in RAW/DNG. I can do that and export as JPG. Into the future, and beyond! LOL
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    Show Seaside

    For all you sun stressed folks, eat your hearts out at our bounteous cold and rainy weather. There was a moment when a ro-ro, giant car carrier, went by that was almost hidden in rainier weather earlier. We got a break in the light and I grabbed this, M9 with a Canon 35mm LTM f/2.0. The EXIF...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Yes, I have the 28mm LTM f/2.8, a really nice lens. The 35mm LTM f/2.0, the 50mm LTM f/1.8, a really nice lens, and the 50mm LTM f/1.4. I bought the 1.4 before I knew about the 1.8. I like Canon. They are just about sharp enough and they do color very nicely. I have been lucky with the...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    Matt Osborne on YT has covered this. The CL is a good camera. I had the loan of the old one back when I lived in Montreal and liked it a lot. That was the old film version. I believe you are talking about current, also a good camera. Of the little I know it seems to me that Leica is...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    OK, it looks like the Pixii will be judged by its metering. The upside is that these folks at Pixii are motivated and can write good code. The code is the key on this camera. It is a software camera as opposed to a hardware camera. Yes, light meters are electronic but with this camera the...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    The little, and I do mean little, 28mm Canon LTM f/2.8 is a wonderful lens. I have the 28, 35, 50 1.8 and 50 1.4. I got onto this bus with the 28, bought the 1.4, was tipped off to the 1.8 and read up on and bought the 35. The normals were cheap, the WA's not. I am done with lenses and...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    So, what does a 35mm LTM f/2.0 Canon look like, you ask? Well, I just happen to have a picture. We have had three or four days of stormy weather, blowing, raining and some snow and sleet. The PNW, the land of the drizzle. Here is another photo off my back porch because it is too lousy to go...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Yes, I know the crop factor conversion. I have the sweet Canon 28mm LTM f/2.8 for WA. I was speaking of WA on regular cameras which on APS-C are "normal" or greater. I buy used, too. But the Pixii really got my interest and, as I have said, I do not want any heirs to get too fat off me. I...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    OK, you are working manual. I like the "A" route. Just select the lens opening, let the camera decide and if it is screwed up too bad there is post. I underexpose by 1/3 just so I have room to turn up the light should I need to. Which makes me think I will write David Barth and suggest that...
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I have the Pixii in the works and as it is APS-C I need a couple of WA lenses. So I sprung for a Canon 35mm f/2.0 (black) and a '51 KMZ Jupiter 12 35mm f/2.8. I am told that its red lens retaining ring is an indicator the glass is Zeiss. Aw, shucks. That would be nice. I have some other...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    Yes, I saw that, but . . . In Aperture Priority what difference does it make? Set the lens opening, focus, shoot. I am lost on this one so you better tell me like you would explain it to a six year-old.
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    A week ago I ordered the camera, 4 April. I am antsy but almost calm. I believe almost all of the major issues have been addressed. There will be additional tweaking as there is in all software and firmware. Other coders know that in release-to-the-public packages there is the push to gt it...
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    Show Seascapes

    A couple of local ladies shoreside
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    I have to admit I have nicknamed if for pearls, Perle, my gaminesque French camera, if she ever shows up for our alliance. The pearl neckstrap is a bit steep but a wriststrap in pearls is almost affordable. Hmmmm.
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    On the lens front. I have a really nice Canon 28mm LTM f/2.8, a CV 35mm and 40mm. It will work fine with the Jupiter 8 that has been kind to me in the color department. The same seller in Ukraine had a Jupiter 12, 35mm for sale I scooped up just now. And I found a very nice Canon 35mm LTM...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    Pixii picture porn, ripped off from their site. Note that his camera is shooting JPG's. This is the version I have ordered: "Basic Black." Next I will buy it pearls. LOL
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Dafs, Jonquils, in Oysterville.
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Out and about the other day in Ilwaco and found these boats "up on the hard" with crab pots stacked up. The crab season is done for this year. M9 with CV 35mm f/1.4, f/8.0.
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    Support Ukraine

    Sisu! Putin is probing but I doubt he is dumb enough to drag NATO/OTAN into this. Especially as he has united the West against him. He is following his game plan, the only one he knows, stone ax brutal and unending aggression. It has always worked for him so why would he abandon it? But it...
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    M-Mount PIXII rangefinder with M mount: bold move ...

    I know nothing of marketing and market pricing. There was a Silicon Valley software foundry that increased the price of their package by $10 every month. They found the sweet spot for sales and went to that and stayed there. I have no idea how valid and exercise this was. I do wonder how...
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