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    pgk reacted to Jeff S in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a 2014 interview with Alfred Schopf and Stefan Daniel, the number was 1000 per year, with 60% of sales to Japan. I haven’t seen more recent data.
    Jeff
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    pgk reacted to willeica in Nicht immer nur Kaviar ... (English Version)   
    Howard Grubb Aplanatic lens for 12x10 plates made in Dublin c mid to late 1890s. The lens is made from aluminium, which was a relatively new material at the time, and it is considerably lighter than the 7 earlier Grubb lenses in my collection, which are all made from brass.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! My earlier Grubb lenses, dating from the 1850s to the 1880s,  either have washer or Waterhouse stops. This one has a diaphragm, shown here at f22.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! The aperture range goes f 11.3, f16, f22, f32, f45, f64. The Royal Photographic Society aperture scale, introduced between 1895 and 1902, included an 11.3 setting. I feel that the lens was probably before 1900 and, so, I am saying mid to late 1890s.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! The lens itself is orange tinted. This is not a balsam issue, which some of my earlier lenses have, albeit with no optical problems arising. This is quite different. I suspect that the lens was used for a specialised application requiring high contrast. Possibilities are astronomy, science, industrial or military. By this time, Grubbs had started making items for the military such as rifle scopes and, later, periscopes. 

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Finally, the lens came with nice cap with plush lining.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! This is a really lovely piece which compares well with lenses made by other great optical manufacturers in Britain and Germany.
    William 
     
     
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    pgk got a reaction from jankap in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a shock announcement Leica have launched the M11. In order to satisfy the growing clamour from some of its customers it has finally given way and has decided from today to engrave all new [M10 type] cameras as 'M11'. They will remain otherwise unchanged, but the move has been described as unprecedented and will no doubt lead to the continuation of the 'Leica M11 - your next camera?' thread for years to come. In line with existing policy this newly engraved M11 will feature an increase in price of approximately 10% to cover the engraving retooling and font research required for such a bold introduction. (Excerpt from the photographic industry online magazine 'Phototekkydrivel).
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    pgk reacted to adan in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    You've finally touched on the unavoidable elephant in the room, which explains a lot of the - divergence - in thinking here.
    When has the Leica M not been designed and engineered for the 1 in 100, in a variety of ways (price being the least of them)?
    The other 99 are welcome to try to use it to the best of their ability, one way or another - or buy something else. But they should not "drive" the engineering significantly.
    Get over it.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! BTW, to put the cap on a previous point of contention - Here's "the word" from the horse's mouth (Leica's own Intro page for the M-system - right now!) Note the phrase "in every Leica M."
    Again - get over it.

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    pgk reacted to mmradman in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    I would imagine any high end camera marketed in 2021/2022 would have removable memory, M11 should be considered high end by price alone. 
    The internal memory if present would be for convenience of those minority who occasionally forget to insert external memory card.  More I think about it it could be a red herring conveniently leaked to feed the rumour mill. 
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    pgk got a reaction from aristotle in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    Tha makes more sense, especially for video lenses requiring high contrast but relatively low resolution. Tha said I can't see many people using such lenses on a Leica M.
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    pgk got a reaction from Bart D in Barnack's Monthly for December 2021 is "Something beginning with T".   
    Torrent from Today. Leica SL & 21SE

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    pgk got a reaction from Aperture 2 in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a shock announcement Leica have launched the M11. In order to satisfy the growing clamour from some of its customers it has finally given way and has decided from today to engrave all new [M10 type] cameras as 'M11'. They will remain otherwise unchanged, but the move has been described as unprecedented and will no doubt lead to the continuation of the 'Leica M11 - your next camera?' thread for years to come. In line with existing policy this newly engraved M11 will feature an increase in price of approximately 10% to cover the engraving retooling and font research required for such a bold introduction. (Excerpt from the photographic industry online magazine 'Phototekkydrivel).
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    pgk got a reaction from war in Barnack's Monthly for December 2021 is "Something beginning with T".   
    Torrent from Today. Leica SL & 21SE

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    pgk got a reaction from ianman in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a shock announcement Leica have launched the M11. In order to satisfy the growing clamour from some of its customers it has finally given way and has decided from today to engrave all new [M10 type] cameras as 'M11'. They will remain otherwise unchanged, but the move has been described as unprecedented and will no doubt lead to the continuation of the 'Leica M11 - your next camera?' thread for years to come. In line with existing policy this newly engraved M11 will feature an increase in price of approximately 10% to cover the engraving retooling and font research required for such a bold introduction. (Excerpt from the photographic industry online magazine 'Phototekkydrivel).
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    pgk got a reaction from war in Black and White Image Thread   
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    pgk got a reaction from Trennhüpfer in Barnack's Monthly for December 2021 is "Something beginning with T".   
    Torrent from Today. Leica SL & 21SE

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    pgk got a reaction from Trennhüpfer in Black and White Image Thread   
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    pgk got a reaction from jaapv in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a shock announcement Leica have launched the M11. In order to satisfy the growing clamour from some of its customers it has finally given way and has decided from today to engrave all new [M10 type] cameras as 'M11'. They will remain otherwise unchanged, but the move has been described as unprecedented and will no doubt lead to the continuation of the 'Leica M11 - your next camera?' thread for years to come. In line with existing policy this newly engraved M11 will feature an increase in price of approximately 10% to cover the engraving retooling and font research required for such a bold introduction. (Excerpt from the photographic industry online magazine 'Phototekkydrivel).
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    pgk got a reaction from adan in Leica M11 - your next camera?   
    In a shock announcement Leica have launched the M11. In order to satisfy the growing clamour from some of its customers it has finally given way and has decided from today to engrave all new [M10 type] cameras as 'M11'. They will remain otherwise unchanged, but the move has been described as unprecedented and will no doubt lead to the continuation of the 'Leica M11 - your next camera?' thread for years to come. In line with existing policy this newly engraved M11 will feature an increase in price of approximately 10% to cover the engraving retooling and font research required for such a bold introduction. (Excerpt from the photographic industry online magazine 'Phototekkydrivel).
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    pgk got a reaction from jcraf in Barnack's Monthly for December 2021 is "Something beginning with T".   
    Torrent from Today. Leica SL & 21SE

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    pgk got a reaction from mikozia in Barnack's Monthly for December 2021 is "Something beginning with T".   
    Torrent from Today. Leica SL & 21SE

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