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  1. pdk42

    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    Is that the one with the quartz elements?
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I've often heard the argument that modern lenses are too "clinical". But I don't personally agree with it. I think it's become a sort of "Scotsman fallacy" - you know "only a real photographer would use vintage lenses". It's certainly true that aberrations can add some character to a shot...
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    Animals "Wild animals in the wild"

    More Antlers Than You Can Shake a Stick At by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Scenic Fall colors

    The Deer Gather Before Nightfall by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    Another shot of the viaduct by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    All that's reasonable Matt. I'm really not trying to flog a dead horse here, but it just seems rather unsymmetrical the way the gear threads are set up given the positioning and growth of L mount. I do post a lot of images here and that's the most important factor really - but I do think it...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I don't like DPR either. It's too often a cesspit of nasty people who want to put others down to make themselves feel good. I only mentioned them to provide a "data point" on how other multi-brand forums are dealing with the L-mount / Leica dichomoty. I've no idea whether they snoop on...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    "just another mirrorless standard for a full-frame camera" - well, maybe. But, it's a consortium led by three significant players - Panasonic, one of the world's largest consumer electronics companies; Leica, one of the oldest and most respected camera makers; and Sigma, the leading...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    Final word - I note that DPR has separate L-mount and Leica forums:
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    Thanks Kevin. I can accept your point about posts, since my own observations are that there's not a lot of traffic on the threads I visit and post to. However, a few points: - Perhaps the lack of posts might be because L-mount users don't immediately find a place for them to post so move on...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I'm not trying to argue that the mount didn't originate with Leica. That's not my point. My point is that the ecosystem that is L-mount is now so much more than Leica; and that its importance is such that it needs its own sub-forum. Consider this: - The main website for L mount (l-mount.com)...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I don't think there's much of an analogy between M39/LTM and the L-mount consortium. The latter is a massive endeavour by Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma to create a whole new camera system. The fact that the mount is heavily based on Leica's design isn't denied, but it's not the main point of the...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I don't think the details of how the mount was arrived at matter. What matters is that it's an open standard with a consortium of contributing partners, and the ecosystem as a whole is now clearly dominated by companies who are not Leica. Qudos to Leica for licensing/sharing their mount...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    I'm not suggesting that L-mount is a separate sub-forum of Leica. I'm suggesting that L-mount should have its own sub-forum, at the same level as Leica (i.e. a peer). That would sit better with the expanded landscape of L-mount rather than trying to coerce people with no Leica gear at all...
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    If you go to the top-level "gear" forum here, there's mention of Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, M43, and then "Leica and Leica Mounts" and "Other". When I first got my S5 I went searching into "Other" and "Alternatives" for somewhere relevant before I found the "Leica" forum. For the newer users of...
  16. pdk42

    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    How can we raise this with the mods?
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    Feedback Should we have separate Leica and L-mount threads?

    It seems we just have one top-level gear thread that lumps together all the Leica and Leica mounts (M, LTM, L, R). I don't think this is helpful for L-mount people. L mount is a lot more than Leica and many (probably most) L-mount users won't be Leica users. I think we should have separate...
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    Show - Fisheye photos

    A couple more... Big Tree by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Gnarled Tree by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Big Sky by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Trees at Sunset by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Turmoil by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Show - Fisheye photos

    Since I'm on a run creating "Show" threads (see the 65:24 thread), I thought I'd create a fisheye one. I really love what a fisheye can do and I couldn't find a specific thread here for one, so... Here's a few from me to get started. All are un-fished. Ennerdale Water Reflected by Paul...
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    TTArtisan 7.5/2

    I like it. I love fisheyes in general in fact.
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    Show - Shots in 65:24 / XPAN Aspect Ratio

    A perfect example of how this wide format can really make shots stand out!
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    Show - Shots in 65:24 / XPAN Aspect Ratio

    Beautiful!
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Train Approaching by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Show - Shots in 65:24 / XPAN Aspect Ratio

    Anyone else interested in joining the 65:24 club?
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    Show - Shots in 65:24 / XPAN Aspect Ratio

    A couple more... At the End of a November Day by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Morning Skyscape by Paul Kaye, on Flickr Packwood House by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    When Autumn Leaves Turn to Gold by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    It's a stellar lens for its price. In fact, even ignoring the price it's fantastic - I really have zero complaints about it. It's at least as good as the PL 8-18, and I paid 5x the price for that (both used prices). If I keep enjoying the S5 this much, I'll need to buy a wider zoom, and...
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Wow - just look at that sky (he says as a glider pilot!!!).
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    The Deer Gather Before Nightfall by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Scenic Fall colors

    Well, weather can be a capricious thing, so I wouldn't rule it out. But the Met Office medium/long range forecast is now saying it won't be particularly cold until Jan at the earliest.
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    Scenic Fall colors

    And more autumn colours in Dec... Late Afternoon at Charlecote by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Scenic Fall colors

    Very nice - and yes, it's really odd seeing so much colour so late in the year.
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Swoopy by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Is that Nuremburg?
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    Scenic Fall colors

    At the End of a November Day by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Therese Christianson Gallery at Bergen's KOBE 4 Art Museum by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    At the End of a November Day by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    The above image BTW is originally a hi-res shot. It's scaled down to 4000 pix on Flickr, but the hi-res version is really pixel-peeking heaven. Here's a crop: I'm so impressed with this 20-60, especially considering what I paid for it.
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Stop Biting Your Nails! by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    Baddesley Clinton by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Table Mountain by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    Straight out of camera 🤡 Autumn Arch by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Pool ... Just before impact by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Nyhvn, Copenhagen by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Morning Skyscape by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Please, not the 🐑 🙃
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    When I got into the lift (sorry, elevator) at the Rockefeller centre to go to the top, the woman advised me not to bother since visibility was zero. However, with only a few hours to spare in the middle of a business trip, I decided to go up anyhow. I was rewarded with some stunning views of...
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Archway by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    Yeah, it's getting a bit bah, bah, bah. Since I'm not the sheepish type, I'm going to post something to follow on from my own post so we can leave the damned ovines behind... Oak in the Snow by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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    L-Mount L-mount pictures, open thread

    Packwood House by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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