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  1. asiafish

    Asiafish from Leicaplace

    Hello all, I think I saw the consolidation and joined here, but then forgot about the change and later couldn't find Leicaplace, which no longer exists. So glad to find Cameraderie and all of the great photographers and friends I'd made at Leicaplace and hopefully new ones from the other forums...
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    Leica The best digital bodies for manual focus Nikkors are......, Leicas

    I've built up quite a nice collection of manual focus Nikkor lenses and enjoy shooting them on both digital and film. Finding a good film body for Nikon is easy as other than the FM10 and FE10 (both actually Cosinas) there really weren't any bad Nikon bodies. My personal favorite is the F3...
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    Leica Fast 50s (Leica 50/0.95 Noctilux vs Nikkor 58/1.4G and 50/1.2 AIS)

    At present I own three fast standard lenses at either 50mm or 58mm, and thought it would be fun to see how they compare for sharpness and bokeh, at near and far distances, wide open and at f/2. First at a little over 1 meter behind my office building, first at maximum aperture and then at f/2...
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    Leica Leica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit (chrome 1960s)

    From a walk around San Francisco last week on the Leica M-D. Not bad for a $200 55-year-old lens. L1005017 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1004967 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1004946 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1004930 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1004898 by Andrew F, on Flickr
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    Leica Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/2 Sonnar T (Wartime)

    Yes, another Brian Sweeney lens, on my Leica M-D last week in San Francisco. L1005002 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1004992 by Andrew F, on Flickr
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    Leica United Kingdom, April 2017

    Last month my wife and I travelled to the United Kingdom and of course I took a few pictures. Most images with Leica M-D 262. I only brought three lenses with me, the new model 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH, the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE and the 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux ASPH. EXIF data embedded in...
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    Leica Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA

    A very worthwhile freeway detour yesterday on my way back from San Francisco to Bakersfield. Leica M-D 262 with 35mm f/1.4 FLE and 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux (and dark ND filters). The SR-71 shot is for Brian. L1002054 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1002016 by Andrew F, on Flickr L1002032 by Andrew F...
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    Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux

    I've been admiring the look from this lens for years, but never thought I would actually own one. Well, yesterday I picked up a very gently used 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux from Leica Store San Francisco, with warranty at a very good price. The lens is immaculate, but the previous owner didn't keep...
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    Leica Just bought an M-D 262

    Finally joined the CMOS club with the new M-D 262. With the new M10 due next week, I got a great deal on a 2-month-old M-D, which was the only member of the 240 family tree to interest me. I've only taken one, very boring picture of my messy desk at work, but the color is very nice. We shall...
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    Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron ASPH (v1)

    I've wanted one of these for quite some time, was saving, and then the new and improved v2 model came out. After playing with old and new 28 Crons for months and using the old model for a day of street shooting, I finally bought a used copy of the old version. Before this, I've owned the...
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    Leica Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 ZM C Sonnar

    So I owned one of these and sold it about two-years-ago, but once again I find myself the proud owner of a C Sonnar. My last one was in the much nicer silver finish, but was optimized for f/2.8. My new (to me) one is in the less-impressive black finish, but was optimized by Zeiss (for the...
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    Leica Canon 28mm f/2.8 LTM

    just bought this little gem and must say, it's quite a beauty. Very well made, nice vintage render and super small. I hope to play with it this weekend in San Francisco on my Monochrom.
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    Leica Back to the 50mm f/2 Summicron (v5)

    I love my various Sonnars, but until late last year my main lens was the Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron v5. That changed when I got the urge to "upgrade" to the 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH, and I did so selling my trusty Cron and buying a 50 LUX from fellow Leica Place member Mijo. The 50 LUX was...
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    Leica 1941 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/2 Sonnar T (Brian Sweeney Special)

    I shot a roll of Ilford HP5 through my trusty Leica M5 in late August as my wife and I walked around San Francisco, CA. All images captured with the lens in the thread title, most with yellow filter (except the selfie) and most wide-open at f/2. I saved my favorite for last. 34240009.jpg by...
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    Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE

    For the last three years I've used the Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit as my only 35mm lens for Leica, and made dow with my Canon 6D when I needed faster primes. Last year I upgraded from the 50mm f/2 Summicron v5 to the 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH, and then last week I took the (very big) plunge and...
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    Leica 90mm f/2 Summicron Pre-ASPH E55

    After trying out the Elmarit 135mm f/2.8 with goggles and liking the look, but not the size, weight or view through the finder, I returned it and bought a 90mm f/2 Summicron v3. This is a seriously heavy chunk of silver chromed brass and beautiful Walter Mandler Canadian glass. Here are a few...
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    Leica Leica 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit (goggles)

    I was at the Leica Store in San Francisco last week and bought one of these in like-new condition at a very low price. It's a strang beast, but actually easier to focus than I expected, though without the benefit of viewing what is going on outside of the frame, kind of like an SLR almost, but...
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    Leica San Francisco tomorrow morning

    I have court in San Francisco tomorrow morning, and will be out at 0'dark-thirty with my trusty M5, my Brian Sweeney Special 1941 Carl Zelss Jena 5cm f/2 Sonnar T (newly enhanced with a clean rear element) and a few rolls of Ilford HP5.
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    Leica M Mono seriously pissed

    So last year I sent in my M Monochrom for spots on the sensor, and it was returned to me supposedly repaired (cleaning of sensor, not replacement). It was better, but the exact same spot returned in the same place in just a few months, and back it went again to Leica New Jersey this past July...
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    Leica 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar on Leica M-E

    Walked around Denver, CO last night with my Leica M-E and my Brian Sweeney Special 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar. I love this combination. L1000221-Edit.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr L1000212.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr L1000208.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr L1000196.jpg by Andrew F, on...
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    Leica For Sale or Trade: Leica X Vario with EVF, Case, Strap and Hood | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale or Trade What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica X Vario with EVF, Case, Strap and Hood What are your prices? $1500 or trade for 28mm M lens. Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description I am looking to...
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    Leica Trip to Seoul

    So I leave tomorrow evening for 9 days in Seoul. This is a non-photography trip, but I do want to create a photo book as it is my father-in-law's 80th birthday. Seoul is extremely hot and humid, and I've had heat stroke before, so I will not be carrying a big heavy camera bag around. So my...
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    Leica Leica 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit (old)

    Never did replace my TE 90, but I found a pretty clean regular Elmarit at an excellent price, so once again I own a Leica 90mm lens. This one was made sometime between the mid 1960s and early 1970s. Test shots on the M Monochrom, minimal post, ISO 320 wide-open. Not the most interesting...
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    Leica Sensor crack or just dirt

    My M-E is now two-months-old and I absolutely love the image quality. I just checked both the M-E and M Monochrom sensors in anticipation of a trip to Korea in two weeks. It is a special occasion (father-in-law's 80th birthday) and my wife wants color portraits. At f/16 with a 50mm lens there...
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    Leica Leica X in San Francisco

    Went to the Analogue Workshop with Leica Akademie in San Francisco this past weekend, and also spent a lot of time with my X (type 113) and M-E. Here are some shots from the X, which made an absolutely wonderful travel camera. L1151121.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1150903.jpg by Lawman1967...
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    Leica New M-E on the way

    Well, I finally downsized and sold ALL of my Nikon gear to fund my ever brand-new Leica M. As a die-hard CCD fan, I went with the M-E instead of an M-240, and also because it will use all of the same batteries and chargers (not to mention have same control layout) as my M Monochrom.
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    Leica For Sale or Trade: Nikon Df with lenses | Location: USA | Ships: CONUS

    What type of listing is this? For Sale or Trade What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Nikon Df with lenses What are your prices? $$$ (see below) or trade for Leica M9 (or ME) or Leica M lenses Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? CONUS Description I have...
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    Leica For Sale or Trade: Leica 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit (Thin) 6-Bit - Canada | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale or Trade What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit (Thin) 6-Bit - Canada What are your prices? $499 shipped CONUS Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Description EX+ Outstanding cosmetic...
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    Leica Leica X (typ 113) and X Vario (typ 107)

    I went out into the garden this morning with my X and X Vario to compare their macro capabilities. Of course the X Vario will yield higher magnification ratios as its closest focus is at the long end of the zoom range, which is double the focal length of the X 113. So here are three shots with...
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    Leica ***SOLD*** Leica M2, outstanding user

    ***SOLD*** So I bought a very nice Leica M2 about 6-weeks-ago and have been playing with it. Except for the small dent near the rewind knob it is in exceptionally nice condition and according to the seller (Blogger Tim Van Der Weirt of it had a recent CLA. The L seal...
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    Leica Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/2 Sonnar T (1941 coated)

    So I bought this lens from Brian about a-year-ago and haven't used it much. Not sure why, perhaps because of the all of the marks on the rear element (he sold it as something to the effect of "not pretty", though in reality it doesn't look too bad. My guess is that the marks won't do anything...
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    Leica Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-M (v5 non-APO)

    Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron v5. ISO 320, yellow filter, minimal post in LR5. L1000122.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1000116.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1000111.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1000099.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1000107.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
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    Leica Walking wounded

    Back on November 9th I fell onto my outstretched left hand. Two X Rays and two opinions said it wasn't broken, but would take about six weeks to heal. Six weeks later it wasn't much better, but had improved. That and I had a big family vacation in Hawaii. I surfed, played 36 holes of golf...
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    Leica Anyone shooting Leica R on film?

    I've been thinking about picking up a Leica R body and lens to give it a try. Always liked the R6 and for different reasons the R3. Anyone have one they don't want anymore?
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    Leica Leica Akademie Analogue workshop (San Francisco)

    Leica Akademie is putting on a film workshop in April out of the new San Francisco store. Quinton Gordon is the instructor. I did a Los Angeles workshop...
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    Leica 90mm f/2.8 Tele-Elmarit (Thin)

    Took a few shots around the dinner table on my M Monochrom L1005175 by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1005171 by Lawman1967, on Flickr
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    Leica Just fooling around (X Vario)

    So I'm back at Fort Leonard Wood, MO for two weeks of military training. Last time I brought an M9 (returned it because of sensor issues), and this time I brought the X Vario. I was actually concerned that I would miss interchangeable lenses and fast apertures, but so far I'm enjoying the...
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    Leica Nikon AIS 135mm f/2.8

    Just picked this up dirt cheap, so put it on my Df yesterday morning and again in the evening. Wide open, of course. _DSC7227.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr _DSC7228.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr _DSC7232.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
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    Nikon Nikon Df

    Hello all. I live mostly on the sister forum Leicaplace and call the Leica M Monochrom my primary camera. Well, like some here (and there) I recognize an occasional need for a DSLR, and of course my wife actually expects color pictures when we travel and for me to be in some of those pictures...
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    Leica Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

    Not in any way Leica related so put it here in the open forum. Just came in the mail yesterday, did a quick focus check at 1 meter and added +5 micro-adjustment on my Df, then took to my Rotary meeting and a local wine bar after that. All images shot on aperture-priority, auto ISO, f/1.4...
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    Leica New (to me) X-Vario

    Just bought a used X-vario with Olympus EVF for those moments I want in color. I took a Canon 6D with lenses to Europe this spring and loved the image quality, but hated the weight. Sold that kit and bought a Leica M9, on a recent weekend trip my wife was clearly frustrated with trying to...
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    Leica X Vario price drop

    Was looking around B&H today and noticed that the X Vario has dropped to $2099. Strangely the X2 is still selling for its original $1995 price.
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    Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-M (non-APO)

    Here are a few shots taken with my new (to me) M9 in Waynesville, Missouri. Nothing special, just walking around before dinner. All shots at ISO 160 with minimal post and a 3 stop ND filter on the lens. Most are wide-open. L1001983.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1001977.jpg by...
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    Leica New (to me) M9

    Just bought a used M9 (black paint) off Fred Miranda forum. $3500 shipped. Camera is described as like-new, with only 1225 actuations and all packaging/accessories plus a Thumbs up (with hot shoe extension) and extra battery. After walking all over Germany and Austria with the Canon 6D and...
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    Leica WTB: Color Digital M or X | Location: USA

    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to BuySelling WTB: Color Digital M Location USA Description I'm looking for a clean color Leica to serve as a backup to my M Monochrom. While I would love an M240, it is simply out of my price range. In descending order I'd prefer an M9/ME or an...
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    Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M

    Walking around outside of the Red Rock hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada last weekend. Leica M Monochrom with 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M, yellow filter, minimal post. L1003002-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1003007-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr L1003017-Edit.jpg by Lawman1967, on...
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    Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

    I bought this a few-weeks-ago and haven't played with it much. Got a very good deal so I just pulled the trigger, figuring it would be easy to sell on if I didn't like it. Not having an external viewfinder I find it very hard to predict what I will get on the sensor. Anyway, here are two...
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    Leica Leica Akademie "The Truth About Photographs: Developing a Distinctive Visual Style"

    Has anyone attended this workshop? I am signed up for one in Los Angeles this coming weekend and am quite excited about it. Naturally I am having a great time pulling out my hair trying to settle glass, but I have committed to carrying only one extra lens and the usual cards and batteries, all...
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    Leica Leice 24mm f/3.8 ELMAR-M ASPH 6-bit- Like New | Location: USA | Ships:

    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to SellSelling Leice 24mm f/3.8 ELMAR-M ASPH 6-bit- Like New Prices $2000 Location USA Ships to - Description I just bought this a few weeks ago and have been playing with it. It is absolutely flawless, barely used (I bought it...
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    Leica Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.5 C Sonnar ZM

    Walking around City Center, Las Vegas early Sunday afternoon. Leica M Monochrom, ISO320, Carl Zeiss C Sonnar with yellow filter. Aperture usually at either f/1.5 or f/8. As always, minimal post. I love the dual nature of this lens. Wide-open it has bokeh like no other. Stopped down, it...
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