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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. chickenherby

    Leica Showcase Leica X Vario

  4. 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...
  5. 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)...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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 .
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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?
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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:
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. rflove

    Leica CL with 1:2.8 Elmarit 28mm

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

    Leica CL with 1:2 50mm Leitz Summicron images

    Got a few shots with the collapsible 50mm 'Cron adapted to the CL body...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. rflove

    Leica Leica GAS consequences

    I need to stop....
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. mike3996

    Leica M and Df and OVF and good coffee and 42.5

    I've been meaning to ask you @Matero about what's your conclusion or experience so far with M8 vs Df! :) I might gather that you prefer to shoot your Df a great deal, and you don't report having a huge $$$$ collection of M lenses in your stable so I assume it's not such a big lovefest between...
  42. davidzvi

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7

    Baseball Hall of Fame Corning Glass Museum And just Cute
  43. davidzvi

    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4

    From the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum Concord, MA
  44. M. Valdemar

    Leica "Leica" subreddit on Reddit

    Does anyone follow Reddit? I've been reading the Leica subreddit there, as well as the "Rolex" subreddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/Leica/ I find it sort of juvenile and fetishistic. Embarrassing really. Like a horde of not too knowledgeable people have suddenly "discovered" Leicas and now...
  45. mike3996

    Leica Rangefinder to rule them all

  46. mike3996

    Leica 35mm woes

    Just after having a lust after the revised Cosina design, the Voigtländer 35 Nokton Classic f/1.4 II (promised to fix the focus shift problems and it did), they now announce there's a new Voigtländer 35 Nokton f/1.2 III coming! Now, like many I didn't really care for the 35 f/1.2 because it's a...
  47. mike3996

    Leica Leica and my future with it

    Now that I'm downsizing by getting rid of Fuji, I'm suddenly getting back the appeal of having one camera body, one master to it all. (Hold that thought!) It's because the recent half-serious desire I had with Leica SL left me conflicted. To be sure, Leica SL would be the absolute best...
  48. dougpayne

    Leica Egor looks at the new M10 Monochrom

    https://www.ultrasomething.com/2020/01/paradox-view-the-m10-monochrom/ Hint: He loves it. Doug
  49. BrianS

    Leica Showcase Canon 50mm F2.2

    This is a rare lens, made from 1/1961 to 6/1961 and sold only in Japan. According to Peter Kitchingman's authoritative book, serial numbers ran from 10000 to 13381. This is the 89th lens produced, and is in beautiful condition. Glass is near perfect, focus is smooth, and there is no play in the...
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