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Aug 08, 2013 12:28 |  #1516

From the article.

Leica makes a lens the way it should be made, with metal and glass, while everyone else is making plastic lenses that are meant to be thrown away in a couple of years,” said Ken Rockwell, a photographer and expert on cameras and lenses. “The Leica lenses are so special because they are smaller, faster and sharper.”

Mr. Rockwell notes that Leica’s lenses, which are still assembled by hand in Germany, do not have the added features of modern DSLRs, like motors, and that the company uses the highest-grade glass available.


I agree with this.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 13:41 |  #1517

I'm not saying what he's saying is wrong. I'm simply surprised at NYT. He's developed a wonderful niche in the photo industry. I wish I had a blog cool enough to get quoted in a global paper.


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Aug 08, 2013 13:54 |  #1518

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16191718 (external link)
I'm not saying what he's saying is wrong. I'm simply surprised at NYT. He's developed a wonderful niche in the photo industry. I wish I had a blog cool enough to get quoted in a global paper.

I'm glad I don't :lol:

You're right about the NY Times they have Meyerowitz and Davidson in New York why not tap someone that shoots extensively with Leica's that have a crap load more credibility.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 14:49 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #1519

Hello photographers, I recntly got my M8 and I am happy with it. I have noticed that learning to focus is a steep curve, and that my photos show lots of darks in the shadows. Someone told me that the blacks is Leica's signature. Is that true?


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Aug 08, 2013 14:59 |  #1520

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #16191922 (external link)
Hello photographers, I recntly got my M8 and I am happy with it. I have noticed that learning to focus is a steep curve, and that my photos show lots of darks in the shadows. Someone told me that the blacks is Leica's signature. Is that true?

Congrats, You should be able to pull the shadows up in post.

Heres a couple of sites that are devoted more to rangefinders and FM has a thread that really moves that has a lot of Leica guys that post there.
http://www.getdpi.com/​forum/leica/ (external link)

http://www.rangefinder​forum.com/forums/forum​display.php?f=68 (external link)

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/92007​0/769 (external link)




  
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Aug 08, 2013 15:47 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #1521

Hey, am I allowed on this thread if I have an almost new used Zeiss 50/2.0 T* Planar ZM lens attached to a Sony NEX-7 body?

I tried to get a used Leica Summicron from my local photo store, but several good ones were too expensive and the one I could afford was full of dust. I can't afford any Leica digital bodies, either. Absence of enough $$$$ has finally cured my 40 year Leica lust.


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Aug 09, 2013 19:12 |  #1522

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Aug 10, 2013 19:50 |  #1523

^nice!

more snap shots while walking around:

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Aug 10, 2013 20:18 as a reply to  @ Mashimaro's post |  #1524

IMAGE: http://btoewsphotos.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v110/p1700719302-4.jpg

My recently acquired M3, unfortunately no lens yet.

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Aug 10, 2013 20:39 |  #1525

congrats! missing some vulcanite on the lower side but other than that looks great.

what lens are you getting for it?


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Aug 10, 2013 20:53 |  #1526

Thanks! The vulcanite doesn't bother me that much, but I might re-skin it sometime down the road.

I'm leaning towards a DR Summicron or a Canon 50/1.4 LTM. I'm hoping to find something local before going to ebay.


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Aug 10, 2013 22:02 |  #1527

if you're looking for a 50mm, I would look for the CV nokton 1.5, especially the M mount


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Aug 10, 2013 23:31 |  #1528

B.Toews wrote in post #16197459 (external link)
Thanks! The vulcanite doesn't bother me that much, but I might re-skin it sometime down the road.

I'm leaning towards a DR Summicron or a Canon 50/1.4 LTM. I'm hoping to find something local before going to ebay.

http://toronto.en.crai​gslist.ca/tor/pho/3988​457128.html (external link)

There's some separation in the viewfinder btw.


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a couple more with same m8.2, v-40 1.4 trying a lightroom preset i made to attempt to mimic film, idk how i did, but i like they way they look

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Aug 11, 2013 11:02 |  #1530

taemo wrote in post #16197578 (external link)
if you're looking for a 50mm, I would look for the CV nokton 1.5, especially the M mount

That's possibly the plan for next year, but it's out of my budget for the time being.

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http://toronto.en.crai​gslist.ca/tor/pho/3988​457128.html (external link)

There's some separation in the viewfinder btw.

Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I probably won't have the funds for a purchase until next month. I guess I'll see if it's still around then!


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