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    Leica For Sale: Leica M typ 240 silver | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica M typ 240 silver What are your prices? 3250 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Description If you are looking for a well cared for preowned Leica M 240, this is it. One...
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    Leica SL 24-90mm: Big, Heavy, Versatile, and Superb.

    I was told by one of the dealer that the IQ of the SL is better than the M10. Have not had the chance to compare the 2 but used the SL for a short amount of time and have to admit, the IQ is quite addicting. Congrats Carl. The collection is really growing.
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    Leica Trying out the SL.

    It does that wonderful picture Carl. I think the IQ is better than the M 240
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    Leica Nocticron with Softar

    Thanks Brian. Very little processing on that shot. Just some minor slider adjustments in LR. I ended up getting 4 different Softar filters. 2 in 52mm, a 58mm and a 67mm.
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    Leica Trying out the SL.

    I think the UI of SL is an acquired taste. I think it is much easier than the Oly but again, many Oly users will probably disagree. I think they did it so that it is in sync with the S series camera so that pro users will have one similar interface. What I don't like most is the grip. It...
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    Leica Nocticron with Softar

    I've been using the Lumix G85 lately and leaving the M body behind. This one is with the 42.5mm Nocticron and a Carl Zeiss Softar II filter. With photoshop, you can get very similar result so no one wants these cumbersome filters anymore. I was able to pick up the Softar at a bargain. I...
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    Leica Trying out the SL.

    Congrats on the new purchase Carl. I actually love the idea of the SL but when I had it back a few months ago, I couldn't stand the weight and the grip of that camera. Love the image and the EVF but not enough to keep the camera. I still think about getting one every now and then but for now...
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    Leica No reply from Leica for one month.

    Here is an interesting thread about Leica NJ service Leica Service
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    Leica Sony A9 .... WOW!

    I'm sure that Canon/Nikon top end cameras will be affected by the A9. However, if the IQ is excellent, I have to wonder how that would affect the already slow selling SL. For me, I really like the SL's EVF and the joystick. The User Interface is very typical Leica with its simplicity. IQ...
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    Leica Sony A9 .... WOW!

    Just saw the press release of the new Sony A9. Wow, amazing in terms of specs. I am glad that I got rid of the SL. This looks to be a better model at a cheaper price point ($4500) Not cheap as compare to other Sony model but when compare to the SL, it is much cheaper. First Look: Sony a9...
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    Leica m240 purchase issue

    I never used the cord provided by the camera company. I used to be a buyer for a consumer electronic company and I have lots of spare cable that we ended throwing out due to one thing or the other. I kept some and I used them. They are all the same. The amount of current going to the charger...
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    Leica The other Noct

    Hi Carl, I actually brought the 42.5 and the 25 with me. The 25mm is probably a better lens given the situation where there were just tons of people and the place is packed because it was the day before the Marathon. But I got too lazy to switch lens. Like you said, the 25mm also does not...
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    Leica The other Noct

    I have been shooting mostly with my new Lumix G85 and the Nocticron 42.5mm lately. Pretty impressed with the IQ considering that it is only a little M4/3 setup. (yeah, the Nocticron is not really that tiny but much lighter than the other Noct). Here are some of the pic I took of my kids...
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    Leica m240 purchase issue

    If I were the seller, I would probably just send you a cord to satisfy you. I am very picky and I tend to rate what I sell very conservatively. I expect the same thing from a seller but that is usually not the case. I also tend to go out of my way to make the transaction satisfactory to both...
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    Leica Showcase Sunset walk with the 50mm Summilux ASPH - First!

    You are not kidding. Harmless browsing of ads is an expensive hobby.
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    Leica Showcase Sunset walk with the 50mm Summilux ASPH - First!

    Congrats Carl. One of my favorite lens of all time.
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    Leica 90mm macro-Elmar and 21mm SEM along Rice Creek

    I stay away from compress air. I use either big-bulb air blower sometimes but most of the time, I will use something similar to the one below. Actually, I just did it to my M this evening as I am starting to see spot. Target : Expect More. Pay Less.
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    Leica Taiwan

    Yes, it is a beautiful place. The hotels there are also top notch. My first stay there was at The Lalu and the 2nd time was at the Fleur de Chine Hotel where I took the picture. Both are magnificent with awesome view. I am not sure why they call the lake Sun Moon as both time I was there, it...
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    Leica Taiwan

    I stayed in Taiwan for 3 months back in 85 when I was quite a young lad starting out in life. In my last job dealing with supply chain, I was in Taiwan once a year but most of my visit was for 2 days max and usually at Taichung. My last visit was in 2013. Here is one picture I took with the...
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    Leica M9 or M typ 240?

    For me, M 240. The camera is a few years younger than the M9, therefore, it will last that much longer (parts availability, etc). I like the flexibility of being able to use almost any manual focus lens out there with the proper adapter. With certain wide like the Tri Elmar, I don't really...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    Drew, when I say that the lifecycle of the analog is 10 years or more, I am referring to the company selling the same model for 10+ years. I think with the M series, they lasted more than 10 years. Look at M3, from 1954 to 1966. Still see them around and working over 50 years later. Can't...
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    Leica Leica R4 Databack

    There are a few version. Found this in the archive of Leica Users Group 1) DataBack DB Leica R4 (14 297)- works on R4 cameras and uses a external cord to the camera's pc terminal to synchronise the back to the camera. 2) DataBack DB-2 Leica R (14 216)- works on R5, RE, R6, R6.2 and R7...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    Can't agree with you more regarding too many choices. I remember when the lifecycle of a M analog camera is over 10 years. So much easier to make a decision. Same thing with the Nikon F bodies. Now a days, too many choice coming at you constantly. Eventually, the market will not be able to...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    I remember paying close to $8K for my first M240. I sold that not long after I got it. I just felt guilty spending that much money on a camera. I paid close to $6K for the current M 240 that I have. I bought it as certified used, after a day, I discovered a line in the sensor, sent it back...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    I guess the Steinways are like the old Leicas back in the days. What I mean by that is that they are precision hand made mechanical tools, built by craftsman that have pride in their work. The product is well built and will last a lifetime (reminds me of the old Patek Philippe ad, " You never...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    Raid, the Leica store in Boston is in the Park Plaza hotel in downtown. Very near the Boston Common and Public garden. It is a fairly new store that was opened just last Sept. I try to visit it whenever I drop by downtown Boston. As for m4/3, that was what I had with me. I took my old...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    Hap, my daughter was quite picky. She played with a few on display and the one she liked most is the Model D. MSRP on that baby is a cool $181K.
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    So over the weekend, I was in Boston so I visited the Leica Store in Boston hoping to play with the M10. To my surprise, they do not even have a demo in their store. This is a Leica owned store. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed. I just don't understand why Leica consistently have...
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    I have a better idea, get the Q first. Then a couple of months later, when the M10 is readily available, you can get the M10 :-)
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    Most of people I know that bought the Q really like their Q. Some use the Q more than their M or SL.
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    Leica For Sale: Leica 75mm Summilux and Tri-Elmar WATE | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Sorry, the lens is no longer available.
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    Leica Nikon DL18-50m vaporized ... a sign to wait-list an M10?

    Carl, I just got a E-M1.2. I swapped my SL with the Oly together with a bunch of lenses. Have you had the issue where when you shoot in snow covered scene, everything turns bluish?
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    Leica Q vs M with 28mm 2.8

    If you are pretty sure of the 28mm focal length, the Q is an excellent choice. Price of the Q is about the same as the M body (used) itself. If you get a used 28mm Elmarit ASPH, it will be another $1200. You are also about 1 stop slower. If you decided to pair the M with the 28mm Summicron...
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    Leica Nikon DL18-50m vaporized ... a sign to wait-list an M10?

    Never owned the 32mm. Used the FT-1 with the 85mm f1.4G, 70-200VR2, and some others. Pretty cool.
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    Leica For Sale: Leica 75mm Summilux and Tri-Elmar WATE | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Sorry Phil, forgot to update this post but the lens is no longer available. It is a great lens however. BTW, if you are interested, Ken Hansen has one for sale. It looks like in mint condition without the finder at $3500. I know Ken and he is an awesome seller and ship things fast. If...
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    Leica Nikon DL18-50m vaporized ... a sign to wait-list an M10?

    Yep, the 18.5mm is also quite an awesome lens. I never did like the kit zoom but the prime are awesome. Here are some I took in Europe with the 18.5mm DSC_5668-Edit-Edit.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr DSC_5675.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr DSC_5686.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr
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    Leica Nikon DL18-50m vaporized ... a sign to wait-list an M10?

    Carl, What happen to your T? Didn't you get the 11-23 with that body? Speaking of the Nikon 1, I had a the V1 at one time and got really great result from that little camera. Love the little 10mm lens. I was actually looking at getting another 1 series again, maybe the V3. But the V1 is...
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    Leica For Sale: Amadeo Nikon S to Leica M adapter w/ Nikon 50mm f1.4 | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Amadeo Nikon S to Leica M adapter w/ Nikon 50mm f1.4 What are your prices? 350 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description Selling an Amadeo Nikon S mount (RF) to Leica...
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    Yeah, stopping down can be quite dark. So I focus wide open and then stop down to take the shot. Not the most efficient but does the trick.
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    I've been using R lens with M4/3 forever :). Stop down metering I think is the term. I can use the aperture priority on the camera, select the aperture on the lens and let the camera select the shutter speed. Works very well in my experience. Easy to focus with the EVF also. Here is one I...
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    Well, it is official. I am no longer the owner of the SL but an Olympus E-M1 mk 2. :-) It was fun but ultimately, what I am looking for is a camera that can also take great video. The SL is capable but I am not as my video with the SL is quite shaky. Therefore, I needed (really wanted) a...
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    Leica wide angle choices

    Phil, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. What is beautiful image for one person might be ugly to the other. I think that is why the difference in opinion. Some people might like the softer look, older classic film like look while others like to see more pop, micro-contrast, more...
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    Leica wide angle choices

    only way o find out is to buy one and try it out :biggrin:
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    Leica wide angle choices

    I did not find the size of the WATE to be an issue. The 15mm distagon on the other hand is a different story. The speed is also not too much an issue for me. When I check the pictures I used with the UWA, most of the time, it is for landscape and outdoors. I ended up never missing the high...
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    Leica wide angle choices

    We are terrible Carl :) But like I said before, resistance is futile, buy buy buy.
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    Leica wide angle choices

    I never had the chance to use the 21 SEM but from Carl's picture, I can see that it is very nice. Personally, for the UWA, I like the Tri-Elmar WATE. The 21SEM is around $2200-$2500. WATE is closer to $3500. Aperture is pretty close at 3.4 vs 4.0. Nice thing about the WATE is that it is a...
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    Yeah, I figure I will use mostly native m4/3 lens with the Oly. That way, I can get lazy and just use AF. I might occasionally use some R lens with it however :-) I really needed a camera that can take good video (with IBIS) so that my video is not too shaky. The SL does not have that, plus...
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    M10 is really close. Give it another 6 years :-)
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    Carl, got it last week. Might not last however, I am thinking of swapping it with an Olympus E-M1 Mk II set. I really love the EVF of the SL. Amazing. I can focus almost 100% without zooming in. Even with lens like Noctilux or 80mm Summilux. That EVF is something else. The response is...
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    Leica Sunrise with the Noctilux

    L1010022.jpg by VINCE, on Flickr
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