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  1. davidzvi

    Leica Freedom Train

    You learn something new every day. This is not intended to be religious, political, etc. Just interesting history about Leica. Leica Camera in WWII-- The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product - precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient. Behind its worldwide acceptance as...
  2. Kevin

    Leica Leica Q2 - Released March 7, 2019

    https://www.techradar.com/news/leica-rumored-to-be-readying-a-new-q2-model Leica could be following up its three-year-old Leica Q model with an announcement possible as soon as March 7. ... Leaked specs suggest the new camera will employ a 47.3MP full-frame sensor, in place of the 24MP chip...
  3. BrianS

    Leica Inexpensive Adapter, Nikon RF to Leica Thread Mount. ~$70.

    Just arrived in the mail, under $70 with shipping. This compares with adapters costing 3x as much. The Amedeo adapters are works of art, his M-Mount adapter for internal mount Contax RF lenses has an indexed cam to correct the slight difference between the Zeiss 52.4mm focal length and the...
  4. rflove

    Leica Looking back at a trip last year...

    Some images from Cartagena, Colombia. these were taken the M240 and the VC 40mm f1.2 and VC 21mm f1.7. I set the lens selection manually because the M240 does not recognize the 6 bit coding of some lenses.
  5. rflove

    Leica Please advise.

    Hi, my trip to Japan is coming up soon and I just realize that I had not thought about the voltage, frequency, plugs, etc. Anyway, I'll be in Tokyo which I think uses 50hz 100v current and the plugs resemble the ones here in the US. My question is, will it be safe to use my phone charger and my...
  6. M

    The best camera for street photography?

    I formulated some time ago that after using some Fujifilms X100T + XT1, Leica Q, and Olympus PEN-F*, the ultimate camera or camera system for an enthusiast street photographer is the Fujifilm. I feel terrible about making this conclusion without having tested the very strong contenders, the...
  7. M

    Leica Showcase Leica Q (Typ 116)

    How come I didn't find a showcase thread for Leica Q? The more I shoot the Leica M, the more I regain respect towards my Leica Q. Not that I hate the M or find it lacking, I just realize how much there is to appreciate about the Q, the lens, the package. I'll throw in some aesthetically...
  8. M

    Leica Jupiter 8 and backfocus

    Hi everyone So I received my very own Jupiter 8 (it's a PT3110 so very late in the game). Gorgeous condition on this specimen, aperture and focus both smooth, very smooth. There's some oil on the aperture blades but to my understanding that's not a problem. But yeah, it backfocuses a bit on my...
  9. BrianS

    Leica Tales from the Greasy Side: Komura 105mm F3.5 Teardown.

    This thread will be continued as I try to bring this lens into working order. For now- the teardown, as I could not find this anywhere on the web. This is a fairly uncommon lens in Leica mount. It is similar in construction to the 135mm F3.5 Komura that I relubed- and learned some lessons with...
  10. rflove

    Leica Advise, opinions... Which lenses to take to Tokyo?

    I'm going to Tokyo for my first time in about six weeks. Naturally I'm taking the M240 and possibly the Leica Q as well. Now, obviously I don't want to carry too much gear... I wonder which lenses to take. I like to shoot architecture, landscapes and also street photography. Here are some...
  11. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Komura 135/3.5 Leica Mount

    Komura is a well-known 3rd party maker of lenses for SLR's, usually sell under various brand names.This particular lens was marketed as a "Super-Vemar", but is identical to the Super-Acall. This particular lens also needed a CLA. If you ever get one, and need to lube it: DO NOT SEPARATE THE...
  12. rayvonn

    Leica Showcase Zeiss 21mm f2.8 T Biogon ZM

    Just starting a showcase thread for this lens as we don't appear to have one. Here's a couple of images taken with a Leica M-E with an external 21mm viewfinder: Berrima, NSW by Otim, on Flickr Untitled by Otim, on Flickr Focusing with the rangefinder then composing with the external...
  13. M

    Leica No forum for M mount lenses?

    I noticed we have a "Leica Cameras" subforum and then a "Leica Showcase" subforum... nowhere to be seen is a Leica/M-mount lens subforum. There's a "Manual lenses" forum but it's not active; yet I wouldn't necessarily ask any questions on Leica lenses over there. What gives?
  14. M

    Passing GAS

    This is a thread about battling against time-constrained GAS. This happens when someone puts their gear for sale and the deal is good. Either I give in, or somebody buys it before me. It's just a matter of riding it out, see if I can hold on... There'll be daily updates and musings.
  15. BrianS

    Leica M9 Sensor Repair Time- weeks, not months

    It has only been two weeks since I packed up my Leica M9 and sent to Leica, New Jersey. I detected the first signs of cover-glass corrosion about 3 weeks ago. Today the repairman notified me that the M9 was on its way back to me. The invoice confirms that Leica replaced the sensor, did a...
  16. BrianS

    A truly reliable M8...

    I packed up the M9 and sent to Leica for a new sensor. 7.5 years old- I spotted first signs of the S8612 corrosion and wanted to get the new CCD sensor put in. I like this camera- want to use it until it can no longer be repaired. With Fall colors outside, and some snow still on the ground from...
  17. MoonMind

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 35mm f/2

    I had a blast today checking out my latest M mount lens, the 7Artisans 35mm f/2. I must say I'm impressed; while it's of course no equal to more expensive lenses, it's a pretty good lens - and I enjoy the results. I also shot with two of my other 35mm M mount lenses, the Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4...
  18. Bobby Tingle

    Leica Medium Format

    I don’t follow Leica as closely as some other brands. So this came as a surprise to me. Even if I never shoot it, I’m happy to see more companies going with Medium Format. Leica teases 64-megapixel S3 medium format camera for spring 2019
  19. BrianS

    SHOWCASE Links -under construction-

    This thread contains Links to Lens Showcase Threads. First Pass- Lenses will be Sorted by Focal Length Groups, Super-Wide (21 and Under) Wide (Greater than 21mm, Less than 45mm) Normal (Greater than 40mm, Up to 60mm) Short Telephoto (Greater than 60mm, up to 110mm) Telephoto (greater than...
  20. Matero

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical II

    I wanted to test this lens infront of Fuji X-T1 Nothing special, just testing Only thing that it was 11:20’ish PM and for the eye light was like below. All shots ISO 1600 ;) Have fun!
  21. donlaw

    RIP Leica M7

    Leica M7 Film Camera Discontinued | Red Dot Forum I had one of these for a while. Really nice end of the line for Mx film cameras.
  22. Antonio Correia

    Olympus 5 Mk II + Nocticron 42.5mm

    Natural light. Oly 5 Mk II + Nocticron 42.5mm @ 42,5mm 1/100 f/1.6 ISO 200
  23. christilou

    Venice, Italy

    A few first off from the Leica M10 50mm Summilux ASPH The two dark ones on the Grand Canal are just as I saw the scene, the last of the sun at the end of the day. I could have brightened them but this is what I saw.
  24. rflove

    Is anybody else out there wanting an M10?

    I'm really wanting to pull the trigger on an M10. I love my M240 and I also like the Q, but I've been reading and watching you tube videos of the new M10 and I think it would be a super nice camera to shoot with. I like everything from the thinner form to the simpler menus, the physical ISO...
  25. Amin Sabet

    Site changes

    I put up a notice about the site changes, coming. Most likely the new site address will be Cameraderie.org. All comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks Amin
  26. C

    Song duo and dancers

    Had a chance to watch my friend's duo last night, along with the dancers that often come to her performances. A small venue, a good turnout, and much fun. Kurt 3_1 by Carl B, on Flickr Jill3 by Carl B, on Flickr Dancers@_1 by Carl B, on Flickr charles 1 by Carl B, on Flickr Dancers 9...
  27. Burkey

    From the "CL"

    A couple recent images while on vacation. CL and 23MM Summicron TL and 35mm Summilux TL. From DNGs processed in LR Classic and Sliver Efex Pro 2. . . . David 21
  28. Leia

    New York and Puerto Rico

  29. christilou

    Naughty dog...

    M240 50mm Summilux ASPH He's climbed up onto the bench seating in our new kitchen..... spent quite some time woofling to tell us he wanted something..... I really don't know what!
  30. M. Valdemar

    Leica 35mm f2.8 Summaron - Sony A7II, Techart Pro AF adapter

    I finally got a Sony A7II and a Techart Pro AF adapter. I tried it with various M mount lenses and got very good results. There were a few technical quirks which took me a little while to figure out. There is an Android phone app for advanced settings on the adapter which I also tried. Once I...
  31. C

    CL + 18mm kit on the way ...

    Made an offer on a demo unit, was countered with a pretty decent price. Snagged that! Commence "twiddling of the thumbs" until arrival ... Although my credo is "Buy Leica - Used," was almost ready to cave-in. Have high-hopes for getting along with the CL. :thumbup:
  32. C

    Canon LTM 19/3.5. What to expect?

    HI All, I came across a LTM 19/3.5 (RF coupled) from Canon in very good condition today. Asked for $430 so I snapped it. I don't know what to expect but it seems to be a very interesting lens. There are something online about it but not much. I wonder what opinion people have on it. I will...
  33. C

    So I guess I pissed off Paul Ebel

    Last Summer I sent a camera to Paul Ebel to have him checked upon. He was booked and called back on Dec. 8th telling me it was done. I was going to send him payment that very day. But somehow I proceed to that final step of Paypal transaction and close the page... with the impression that I...
  34. Leia


  35. rflove

    Lately I've been shooting with Voigtlander lenses

    I just noticed that in the last few weeks I've been keeping the VC 40mm f1.2 on the M240 and Carrying the VC21mm f1.8 in the bag... Actually they are brilliant lenses. Here is a sample in color and B&W (courtesy of the Nik plugin). This was taken handheld with the CV Ultron 21mm f1.8
  36. L

    For Sale: Leica Summicron 1:2/50 6 bit Black | Location: UK | Ships:

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica Summicron 1:2/50 6 bit Black What are your prices? 1,150 Where are you located? UK Where are you willing to to ship? Description Low use prime. Original Cartons, Leica Leather Pouch, Front & Rear...
  37. Burkey

    The CL and Summilux 35mm f1.4 TL

    My Summilux 35mm f1.4 TL arrived yesterday while we were in near blizzard conditions here in northern Vermont. "SAMO". Anyway, I've only been able to grab a couple of images with it on my CL so far. My wife and I will be traveling in a couple of weeks to get a break from the endless winter so...
  38. christilou

    Corrupted Card ......

    I'm suddenly getting about half my files coming into Lightroom like this, all skew whiff. Could it be the card is corrupted? I notice that my M240 also jams a lot again when using the Olympus viewfinder, it did this some time ago and finally stopped working altogether. Just trying to avoid a...
  39. christilou

    On My Window Sill

    M240 50mm Summilux 35mm Voigtlander 1.2 II ASPH
  40. luo yi

    Leica CL with M21/3.4

    I just bought a CL with the M21/3.4 mounted. I have never used the EVF before. I am not used to the focus-peaking yet. I feel that it is not as easy to focus precisely as the maunal lens on the DSLR. Does any friend like to share your experiences in the focus-peaking? Also, your experiences in...
  41. JonVdG

    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...
  42. M. Valdemar

    Clever eBay password fishing scam - be careful

    I almost got taken in by an eBay password fishing scam. I must be getting old and careless. I have been selling some items, and I got an eBay message from a zero feedback new user. It said: Is it true what they say about you? http://community.ebay.com.XXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXX (address changed)...
  43. C

    Multi-part review of the CL in Scotland's inclement winter

    Shees - do I want to get one of these. Especially after reading these: Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 1 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 2 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 3 – Tobinators Leica CL in Scotland 2018 – Part 4 – Tobinators Been jonesing about one as a...
  44. christilou


    A few with the M240 ZM50 1.5 Sonnar. I usually take the Sonnar over the Summilux when I go away as it's lighter.
  45. M

    B&W film processing/scanning in West Country UK

    I'm a newcomer to Leica Place, and a returner after many years to shooting b&w with my Leica M3. I want to send/take my films (Ilford XP2) off for processing (C41) & scanning to cd, but it seems after some googling that this is going to cost the best part of £20 per roll, which simply doesn't...
  46. SParis

    Canon rangefinder repair suggestions?

    I think I did a proper search for previous threads on this topic. I was surprised not to find any. Forgive me if I did it wrong. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions about a repair person who is good with the later Canon rangefinders? I'm talking about the Canon P, VI-L, L-1 vintage, not...
  47. S

    SOLD please remove

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Leica M9 What are your prices? 2500 EUR Where are you located? EU Where are you willing to to ship? EU Description I am parting with my near mint black Leica M9 that came back from Leica Service with...
  48. Tom Karlsen

    M-lens adapter and EVF to Leica TL

    Hi I bought a Leica TL a short while ago. Since I have used a Leica M6 for many years I want to continue use my M-lenses. I need an advice what M-lens adapt I what fits the camera? A lot of opinion I believe;) I need an Electronic View Finder as well. The Noviflex is very expensive, is there...
  49. R

    Zeiss Hologon 16/8 converted to Leica M mount

    Since I am expecting to get back my Leica M9 soon with a new sensor, I decided it is best to focus on using this camera and not get another camera at this time. I was drawn to the Zeiss Hologon 16/8 since a while as it will open up a new type of photography for me. I am used to 50mm and 35mm...
  50. M. Valdemar

    Chipped third party battery for Leica M9

    I posted something about this in a previous thread but got no reply. Question: Has anyone come across a third party battery for the Leica M9 that has been chipped to communicate with the camera? I've purchased numerous third party batteries for the M9 but none has been chipped, unlike...

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