Search results for query: *

  1. JonVdG

    Compact Quick comparison of LX100 vs Huawei P20 Pro

    Thanks for the comparison photos. Modern cellular phones are quite impressive in terms of IQ for daylight snapshots of static subjects like these. But if you shoot the LX100 in RAW and make a medium size print, you'll find more depth, more natural tonal gradations, less shadow noise, better...
  2. JonVdG

    Completed For Sale: Panasonic FZ1000 with many accessories - like new in box! | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Panasonic FZ1000 with many accessories - like new - Price Drop! What are your prices? $475 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description For sale is a barely used...
  3. JonVdG

    Leica Corrupted Card ......

    I agree with Leica's assessment - it's more likely to be a Lightroom issue. There are many better choices out there today than Lightroom anyway, so I would encourage you to invest in something else (Capture One, DXO Optics Pro, etc.). In the meantime, I like Carl's suggestion - try a free photo...
  4. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: FotoSharp 12" and 16" rain / dust covers | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? FotoSharp 12" and 16" rain / dust covers What are your prices? 12" cover is $13, 16" cover is $18 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description For sale are two FotoSharp...
  5. JonVdG

    Leica B&W digital printing

    I highly recommend the Epson SureColor P600. It produces outstanding black and white prints, in my experience. In fact, I even prefer them slightly to the LightJet prints coming from my local pro lab, and I have never been able to get any Canon printer to match it. I live in dry Colorado and if...
  6. JonVdG

    Leica The best digital bodies for manual focus Nikkors are......, Leicas

    I have the 135mm f/4 Tele-Elmar (1980’s version) as well and it is the best 135mm I have ever used. Interestingly, the Nikon 135mm AI 135mm f/3.5 is nearly as good, and noticeably better than the Nikon 135mm f/2.8. It has really surprised me. In today’s market, it can usually be found for half...
  7. JonVdG

    Leica The best digital bodies for manual focus Nikkors are......, Leicas

    Thanks for sharing your perspective on this. I've long been a fan of the Nikon AI and AI-S lenses for their great IQ, high build quality, and superb ergonomics (the 135mm f/2.8 is about as smooth as it gets for manual focus). I've used them with some success on the D200 and D300, but I've also...
  8. JonVdG

    Leica Leica M lens quality control disappointment

    Hello Bud, I haven't had this experience with any of my Leica M bodies or lenses, but of course you're not alone. I have had issues with my Nikon AI-S manual focus lenses needing to be adjusted for correct focus, but it's a relatively easy procedure. Brian's advice is good - get them zeroed and...
  9. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH

    Leica's newest portrait / near telephoto was announced today. I personally don't need that kind of speed or shallow DOF at 75mm, but it could be a great lens for those who do. And for only $13,000. Link to Leica Store Miami for more details: Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH
  10. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Were you referring to the CL? As someone who has shot extensively with the GX85, I agree - there are a lot of similarities. But also a lot of differences. And I think you make a valid point about image quality. For most print sizes, it could be difficult to see the difference between the 24 MP...
  11. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Nice shots. I've struggled with the zoom / varifocal issue as well. My solution is two bodies and two fixed focal lenses. With the M and the T, that's easy to do. And of course, it would be even easier with the CL. With the SL, you're probably better off with a single zoom. Although I hate to...
  12. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Good luck, I hope you get one soon. I'll be curious to hear what you think of both the M10 and CL. My M lenses have found a happy home on the T for the moment, but I enjoy trying new combinations.
  13. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Did you cancel a new SL purchase and that's why they cut your M10 spot? Was that Leica Store Miami?
  14. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Ah, thanks. I wonder why San Francisco doesn't have the body only available for pre-order. In any case, I'm tempted to do the same for all the reasons you mentioned. I figured there was some collaboration with Panasonic, and I'm guessing the viewfinder has a lot of Panasonic tech in it. That's a...
  15. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    So far, I’m only seeing a kit available (at Leica Store SF), which means we would have to spend a minimum of $3800 to get the body along with the 18mm lens. I’m never one to complain about Leica’s prices because I think you get what you pay for, but this little camera is starting to wander into...
  16. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    It was officially announced this morning. Looks like a great camera, albeit for almost $1000 more than the TL2. But I love it’s compact design, much like the GM5 you mentioned. Reminds me a lot of the original CL, which is probably what they had in mind. That was a great little cam as well. I’m...
  17. JonVdG

    Leica New Leica T mount to be announced ...

    Interesting. I was hoping to see an integrated EVF on a T body someday. And it's great to see Leica keeping it compact. As much as I appreciate the performance of the SL, I could never successfully incorporate it into my workflow. It's just too much camera. I don't think I can ever go back to...
  18. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    Thanks gentlemen! I appreciate all of the information. I'll probably purchase a faster SD card and do a little testing to see if speed increases and if there's a corresponding noise penalty. I mostly shoot at ISO 100, so I suspect I won't see too much difference. First, I'm going to email Leica...
  19. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    That's interesting - I hadn't heard that faster cards could potentially increase noise. I'd be interested in reading more about that, if you happen to have a link to some info. I was thinking the opposite with regard to write times, but perhaps you're right. Of course, older and slower cards...
  20. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    I would love to shoot DNG only but as far as I know, there isn’t an option to do so. I really wish Leica would fix this in a firmware update.
  21. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    RAW images are full resolution only, at least on the cameras that I've used (Nikon, Panasonic, etc.). Good thought though. I don't have any T lenses yet, only M lenses. They adapt so well that I don't have much use for anything else, especially considering my preference for manual focus. It's...
  22. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    Thanks for the link. His findings are encouraging. My work is mostly photojournalistic, which is where that extra second can matter. I think I'll try a faster memory card first since they aren't much of an expense. Likely, the camera processor is more the limiting factor than memory card write...
  23. JonVdG

    Leica Leica T monitor "blackout" / file write time questions.

    I have a couple questions for those who have owned or had experience with both the T and TL bodies. Even when auto review is turned off on my T body, the captured image lingers on the screen for a second (the equivalent of "blackout" on other cameras), prohibiting me from immediately composing...
  24. JonVdG

    Leica I think it's time for a Leica T forum.

    Thank you moderators and administrator! Much appreciated. I think this forum will be of benefit to current and future T / TL users. I'll post my questions in a new thread shortly.
  25. JonVdG

    Leica I think it's time for a Leica T forum.

    Especially since it now seems that Leica is committed to the T bodies, I think it would be helpful if we could have a dedicated T forum. Yes, the T body shares the same mount as the S body, but just about everything else is different. I already have a couple questions for T owners that I would...
  26. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: Leica M lens adapter for Micro Four Thirds cameras - new! | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica M lens adapter for Micro Four Thirds cameras - new! What are your prices? $85 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Description I posted this on the Mu-43 Buy & Sell forum...
  27. JonVdG

    Site App Disabled Until Feb 1 + other updates

    Hello Amin, Just wondering if the mobile app is still in the works, or if it has been abandoned. The Mu-43 app is great and it would be nice to have one for Leica Place as well. I completely understand if it's not financially possible though.
  28. JonVdG

    Leica Is it still a good idea to get M9 these days?

    Brian if you're still looking for a Lightroom alternative, I strongly recommend Capture One for Leica DNG files, as chris0202 mentioned. It's been fantastic for me with any RAW file type (Nikon, Panasonic, etc.). I much prefer it over anything made by Adobe. DXO OpticsPro is also worth looking at.
  29. JonVdG

    Leica M9 battery charger

    I also recommend using some contact cleaner from time to time. DeOxIt is my particular favorite. It removes invisible debris and oxidation that can really mess with communication between lenses and bodies, and batteries and chargers. Use it sparingly though - a very small amount on a small tip...
  30. JonVdG

    Leica The Vanishing Camera Shows

    I wish there were more of these. I have a handful of dealers and collectors online that I'm comfortable buying from sight-unseen, but I much prefer to inspect a piece of equipment in my own hands before making a purchase commitment. My city has a single used camera store, but his selection is...
  31. JonVdG

    Leica Question for M Film Camera Owners

    I have mine developed at a pro lab who also does high resolution scanning, and then I print them myself from the digital files in my studio. Gone are the days when I had enough space for and time for my own darkroom. Today, many of the higher quality labs do a really nice job of developing and...
  32. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: Leica Battery 14464 for M8, M9, M-E, etc. | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica Battery 14464 for M8, M9, M-E, etc. What are your prices? $60 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? USA Description For sale is a used genuine Leica 14464 battery that was...
  33. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: Leica D-LUX Typ 109 | Location: USA | Ships:

    Thanks, I agree! I actually have two of these that I have used lightly as my back-up cameras and I just decided it was time to let one go. Leica and Panasonic just got everything right with this cam.
  34. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: Leica D-LUX Typ 109 | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica D-LUX Typ 109 What are your prices? $675 Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? Description For sale is a near mint Leica D-LUX Typ 109. I am the original owner and I...
  35. JonVdG

    Leica Coldest weather?

    I've used the M8 at -5 degrees F, albeit only for about 25 minutes. Mechanically, it worked perfectly. The most significant limitation I encountered was battery life, only getting about half of my usual number of shots. This is probably the case for just about any camera though.
  36. JonVdG

    Leica For Sale: FS: Leica 135mm finder SHOOC | Location: USA | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica 135mm finder SHOOC What are your prices? $50 USD Where are you located? USA Where are you willing to to ship? North America Description For sale is a barely used, near mint condition Leica 135mm...
Back
Top