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  1. mike3996

    Leica Leica: Nothing makes sense and everything is wonderful

    The rumor has it that the next version of the compact APS-C Leica CL will come out by springtime and will have a 26 MP chip and an IBIS. In another words, much like a Fujifilm X-T4 but with Leica flavored processing and everything. The Leica crop sensor TL system is a small one. Just 4 primes...
  2. mike3996

    Leica Generations apart: how does the 2004 Epson R-D1 hold up against modern tech?

    https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/blog/article/12520/ Before M I happened upon a nice deal on R-D1. I didn't take it because I was unsure about the platform. Now I have a bunch of M lenses and I could clearly envision myself going this direction for a more recreational body, not replacing a real Leica...
  3. P

    Leica The "Leica during COVID confinement" thread

    What are you doing during these crazy times? Post pictures! I'll start. I play chamber music online using Jamulus and JamKazam, special low-latency apps. There are challenges, but it works. (M10-P, Voigtlander 21/4, self timer, camera supported on cardboard box). We continue to be amused...
  4. drd1135

    Used Leica SL-S on Amazon for $3500

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018I65JYE?tag=dpreviewbuybox-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1 Given that you can buy L-mount lenses from under $1000, this is a screaming deal for Leica.
  5. BrianS

    Leica New Voigtlander/Cosina 50mm F2 APO Lanthar in M-Mount announced.

    Okay, Voigtlander is just knocking them out of the park these days. https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-50mm-f/2-apo-lanthar-aspherical-m/ No sooner than the V2 M-Mount 50/1.5 Nokton comes out, they do this to me... 50mm F2 APO lens, floating element, 4...
  6. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 M-Mount, v2- October 2020 version

    Nickel and Black finish, 43mm filter thread, compact design- reminded me of a Bertele lens from the 1930s. This lens is compact. It looks to be an Asymmetric design, meaning the front section is probably a loner focal length than the rear. This allows the two sections to be brought close...
  7. BrianS

    Leica Why a Russian Lens needs to be adjusted for a Leica- the focal length is built to the Zeiss Standard

    Hard to believe that some sellers of Russian lenses in Fed/Zorki Mount continue to give bad information that they can be used on a Leica standard camera, that the Russian lenses were made to the Leica 51.6mm standard. THEY ARE NOT, How do I know? Because I have the Data Sheets that came with...
  8. Leica43

    Leica Showcase Leitz DR (Dual Range) f2/50mm Summicron

    A set of photos from a recent outing with my M3 and DR Summicron with “goggles” attached to photograph within the close up range. Film used was Fuji Color 100 and Kodak HD 200 colour neg film. All made wide open or f2.8. M3 & DR lens photo (Pinterest)
  9. Jadon.Rosado

    Leica Leica M9 sensor repair

    Hello, I’m sure people are already tired of hearing about this particular issue but I might as well get this out there. But first a brief background of who I am, My name is Jadon Rosado I’m a camera technician currently working for a shop in Oregon. I’ve been repairing cameras professionally...
  10. drd1135

    Leica I just want the lens cap . . .

    It can't be more the $1000, right? https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/leaked-images-of-the-new-leica-q2-james-bond-007-limited-edition/
  11. mike3996

    Leica An oldie and goodie -- the Luminous Landscape review about Leica M240

    https://luminous-landscape.com/i-will-not-buy-that-camera-i-promise/ If I am not mistaken, this article raised a small storm back when new. Mark Dubovoy dared to suggest that a Leica could match Nikon D800E! M240 is such a good camera. It's kind of great that the model went underappreciated...
  12. William Lewis

    Leica Digital CL with adapted lenses?

    I was pondering today if the digial CL would work well with old LTM lenses via stacked adaptors? LTM -> M -> L ? Anyone tried this? I'm still trying to find a digital equal to my old IIIf and Summitar. I love my Nikons but miss a certain something about Leica.
  13. chickenherby

    Leica Showcase Leica X Vario

  14. mike3996

    Leica Leica M10-R (and M11)

    I think I have mentioned this elsewhere but M10-R is a bit cheaper than M10-P and offers a much improved sensor. You get all the M10-P goodies: touch screen, quiet shutter. The downside is that you have to endure the red dot and no engraving on top. This is the next camera for me, I'm quite...
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Leica TTArtisan to announce a 50mm f/1.4 M-mount lens!

    New TTartisan 50mm f/1.4 lens for Leica M-mount to be announced on Friday (pre-orders now open) - Leica Rumors I was looking at the TTArtisan 50mm f/.95 or re-buying the 7Artisan 50mm f/1.1, but this looks like it hits the sweet spot of performance, size and price (retailing for $370 USD)...
  16. mike3996

    Leica 7artisans vs Leica - a battle between two 35mm f/1.4 lenses

    https://leicarumors.com/2020/08/16/blind-test-leica-summilux-m-35mm-f-1-4-asph-lens-vs-the-new-7artisans-35mm-f-1-4-lens.aspx/ Apart from the 7a lens being too big (it probably shows in the viewfinder quite a bit), things are looking excellent for value-oriented buyers.
  17. P

    Leica IR photography with M8

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I've still got my old M8. Its excess IR sensitivity ought to make it a good IR camera. Accordingly, today I ordered an R72 IR filter and a couple of step-up rings. I might as well try something new while “The Plague“ has curtailed my musical...
  18. BrianS

    Leica KAF-18500 CCD used in the M9 and M Monochrom is discontinued, Sensor replacement no longer possible

    As per Leica Rumors- https://leicarumors.com/2020/08/07/leica-m9-ccd-sensors-have-been-discontinued-defective-sensors-can-no-longer-be-replaced.aspx/ This is no rumor- I've followed OnSemi, which bought out Kodak's CCD Division years ago. Last time I checked- almost all CCD products were gone...
  19. akuiper

    Leica Adapting a Jupiter-3 in Contax mount for optimum wide open performance

    In the past I had a 1962 Jupiter-3 in LTM, that was impossible to focus consistently (front focus issieus well known because of different Leica body register). I had adapted it myself through some twisting to work superbly wide open. Unfortunately I sold it. I regretted it the day after. The day...
  20. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Sankyo Kohki W-KOMURA 28mm f/3.5 in LTM

    Was given this lens as part of a 'payment' for cleaning/lubricating/repairing some Super Ikontas and other folders for a fellow film camera user. Turns out the LTM version is a rare beast. I've not come across many other examples and the prices on Ebay sold listings are beyond expensive...
  21. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 3.5cm F3.5 in Leica Thread Mount

    This lens came out in 1956 and features "multi-layer achromatic coating". This lens is rare, meaning a few hundred made in Leica mount. It was also available in Minolta's proprietary mount for the Super-35. This is the last lens that I needed to complete a collection of Minolta LTM lenses...
  22. rayvonn

    Leica Summilux 50mm F1.4 Version 2

    Anyone got this lens? It's the one from mid 60s to the early 2000s (pre asph). If so, any thoughts?
  23. mike3996

    Leica MSO 24mm f/2 -- a real pancake

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/4175576597/ms-optics-is-back-with-a-24mm-f2-leica-m-mount-lens-that-s-almost-as-small-as-a-body-cap That's really cool looking lens.
  24. mike3996

    Leica A small & compact 20-60 mm lens from Panasonic

    Lightweight and compact lens, only where are the lightweight and compact bodies? Sigma fp is the only one! :confused-95: The focal range is great and 6-inch minimum focus distance sure sounds fun. If they designed it "right" this lens could be the "12-32 mm" of full frame L mount lenses. I...
  25. rflove

    Leica Organizing gear

    When I moved into my condo, I had the closet designed & built and I'm generally happy with it. However using the shelves to store lenses, accessories, etc. proved to be a frustrating exercise. I order to find something, one needs to empty the shelf to see what's in the back and out of sight. The...
  26. rflove

    Leica Showcase One image from the CL today...

    I thought I captured several images of this little waterfall... Only found one. The 18mm f2.8 lens is a bit wide and I could not get close enough to compose like I'd liked to, so I cropped it. PP with NIK suite Analog Efex Pro 2 .
  27. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar "T", Pre-War- converted to Leica Mount

    The Sonnar series of lenses evolved fairly rapidly in the 1930s. Every year seemed to bring a change in the mechanical construction, materials used, and optical formula. In 1935 Zeiss brought in the equipment to apply coatings to optics. By 1938 coated lenses were marked with a "T" for...
  28. sh0wtime

    On eBay. Leica Digilux2

    Quite rare to see these being sold nowadays & this looks pretty nice & at a great price. Generally they still go for upwards of £500!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEICA-DIGILUX-2-Digital-Camera-With-Accessories/274346744645?hash=item3fe0571b45:g:E7wAAOSwjOVeo0HH They look Great, they are a joy...
  29. rflove

    Leica Zeiss Biogon 35 f2.8 with CL

    So I went out for a walk today with the CL and the Zeiss Biogon 35mm f2.8, I took the monopod but foolishly did not use it. I think for some reason the CL with adapted M mount lenses is just not easy to hold steady... Or maybe I'm expecting too much. I only shot a few images and decided to go...
  30. rflove

    Leica Showcase CL with 50mm Summilux? It's not to be done carelessly...

    So I thought that the 50mm f1.4 'Lux would be an eminently good choice for casual shooting with the CL..... Not so fast, I went out yesterday for a walk with it and upon returning dowloaded the images into the computer with LR. I did not get many keepers. Sadly, the shots I really wanted to keep...
  31. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD with CL

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. BTW, does anyone know what that first token with the angel might be for?
  32. rflove

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD images

    Here are some images taken with the CL and a Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro FD. None are cropped. Nice cheap alternative for macro with the CL. The proof set of coins are encased in a plastic box. I shot em through the plastic. the token/medallion and the other coins were captured without plastic or...
  33. mike3996

    Leica After the homewrecking incident, what to do with the shrapnel

    So I had the fling with Df. It lasted about 7 days and I did have fun with the prime once it arrived (not so much with the zoom). The problem is that Df is too good. It is too nice to use, the sensor is too great, the lenses too good for the value. I saw immediately that prolonged relationship...
  34. sh0wtime

    Leica Not bad for a 16 year old 5mpx digital camera

    I know the Digilux2 has been sneered at for being old tech & basic, well tbh it is old & slow but it has that wonderful Vario Summicron lens & the JPG's are lovely SOOC. Think of it like a classic car, only take it out on a sunny day when you are in no hurry :thumbsup:
  35. rflove

    Leica CL with 40mm f1.2 Nokton, exceptional

    So, yet another Voigtlander lens proves to be brilliant... I went out today to te park, a grey and cloudy afternoon. The park was actually fairly well populated although not "crowded" and interestingly the police were quite present there as opposed to their normal noted for their absence... I...
  36. BrianS

    Leica Showcase 1934 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5, converted to Leica Mount.

    The F1.5 Sonnar is amazing, 7 elements in 3 groups. This uncoated lens has near perfect glass with a nice bloom on it. The glass on the F1.5 lens is more durable than that of the F2. It is common to find the F1.5 lens with glass that cleans up nicely. The F2 lens- glass is softer, much like the...
  37. BrianS

    Leica Company in the United Kingdom offering Professional Lens conversion to Leica AND a new Sonnar

    https://skyllaney.com/ I saw this on Leicarumors, had to check it out. This company is offering Professionally Done conversions for lenses that I've hacked out on my desk. They also offer adjusted Jupiters. https://skyllaney.com/2020/04/02/sonnar-resurrection/ I've inquired whether they...
  38. mike3996

    Leica 75 mm lenses for M / LTM

    f/ Elts l [mm] m [g] Street price 7artisans 1.25 7/6 73 600 435 GBP Leica Noctilux 1.25 9/6 91 1055 8575 GBP Leica Summilux (Mandler) 1.4 7/5 80 600* ~4100 GBP Leica APO Summicron 2.0 ~~1400+ GBP Leica Summarit 2.4 6/4 61 345 ~870 GBP CV Nokton 1.5 7/6 63 350 790 GBP...
  39. rflove

    Leica Comparing Leica M lenses and other Leica screw mount & R adapted lenses

    After messing around with some non-Leica lenses, I though I'd try to shoot my Leica lenses with a tripod at the same target. I had to dismount and remount the body because the lens selection was inadvertently left in a manual mode incorrectly set in a couple of cases. Also, all the lenses were...
  40. rflove

    Leica CL with adapted M lenses

    A few more images with adapted lenses. The CL does no allow me to choose non-Leica lenses when manually entering the lens. Some of these were taken with the Voightlander 40mm 1:1.2 Nokton, the Voightlander 21mm 1:1.8 Ultron and a 50mm 1:3.5 Canon Macro FD. So ignore the reference to the Noctilux...
  41. rflove

    Leica CL with Voigtlander 15mm f4.5 Heliar Ultra Wide Angle

    I was trying the new adapter that came in yesterday and decided to take the CV 15mm f4.5 lens for a walk at night. The images were all too noisy. I'm too inexperienced with the camera and had the settings poorly selected by mistake. These were captured with as high as ISO 25,000... As I said...
  42. rflove

    Leica CL with 1:2.8 Elmarit 28mm

    Some images captured with the 28mm f2.8 Elmarit adapted to the CL body
  43. rflove

    Leica CL with 1:2 50mm Leitz Summicron images

    Got a few shots with the collapsible 50mm 'Cron adapted to the CL body...
  44. rflove

    Leica The Leica CL to TL adapter came in...

    Finally this afternoon the Leica CL - TL adapter came in and no surprise, it seems to fit very well, maintains focus at infinity and allows the camera to identify 6 bit coded lenses... I took a few shots with a couple of different M lenses and they rendered very sharp and beautiful images. Now...
  45. mike3996

    Leica Lens ideas for the fall

    It's getting easy to maintain exposures and it'll be 6 months when the problem arises again. Outside at least. There are so juicy lenses out there now, not sure what to do with myself :) Some (wild) ideas Voigtländer 21/1.4 Nokton Voigtländer 35/1.4 Nokton Classic MC v2 Voigtländer 35/1.2...
  46. rflove

    Leica Leica GAS consequences

    I need to stop....
  47. rflove

    Leica Showcase B&W images from the Leica CL w/ 18mm f2.8

    Disclaimer: I walk alone and choose solitary streets avoiding people and giving a wide berth to those I encounter. No need to endanger myself or others by not maintaining social distance.. I shot these with the Leica CL w/ the Elmarit TL 18mm 1:2.8 some were cropped and all developed in B&W...
  48. rflove

    Leica Showcase A walk with the M240 and a 50mm collapsible Leitz Summicron

    I've been playing withe the CL and M lenses and having no joy with the cheap Fotasy adapter, don't buy one. So I started shooting images with the same lens in the adapted CL as well as the M240. Guess what, there's nothing wrong with the lens or either camera so my wasted walk and time shooting...
  49. rflove

    Leica Close up photography (macro) with the M240

    So, I looked around in the lens cubicle and saw this old adapted lens... A Canon 50mm FD Macro and decided to play with it a bit... Here are a few shots taken with it and some shots taken of it. The images of the set up were taken with the CL and a M 50mm Summilux, love that lens... Anyway, one...
  50. rflove

    Leica Showcase Some images with the Leica CL digital

    I recently purchased a used Leica CL digital camera with the 18mm "kit lens" as well as a cheap adapter to shoot with my M mount lenses. With the Covid-19 making life quite different, I've been going out and capturing images of the empty or almost empty streets and places in Atlanta. Yesterday...
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