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    pgk got a reaction from AndreasG in Comparison of Leica M11, Sony a1, and Sony a7r4 at ISO 12,500   
    Look like three very capable cameras to me.
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    pgk got a reaction from adan in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    Problem is that I also shoot underwater - Sony A7 system - also for macro, copying, old lenses, etc. I do have an Sl for some of this too, but adding an M11 isn't going to happen at the price.
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    pgk got a reaction from mujk in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    By offering a cheaper version - as all other makers do. Tried and tested. Cheaper body (with 'lower' specifications), same lenses and lots of upgrade potential.
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    pgk got a reaction from robbie3 in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    My problem is that I cannot shoot everything on Leica Ms so I have to have another system. This significantly increases my costs. Factor in a second body and the M11 is looking like too much of an expensive luxury to be a 'pro' camera unfortunately. My M9s are still going strong anyway, and as I'm a low ISO shooter most of the time, and as their files print well enough for 99.99% of my needs, I have been loath to upgrade them. I like the CCD characteristics too. If I do buy another M it will probably be to a lightly used M10 which makes a great deal more sense in business terms.
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    pgk got a reaction from Jon Warwick in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    My problem is that I cannot shoot everything on Leica Ms so I have to have another system. This significantly increases my costs. Factor in a second body and the M11 is looking like too much of an expensive luxury to be a 'pro' camera unfortunately. My M9s are still going strong anyway, and as I'm a low ISO shooter most of the time, and as their files print well enough for 99.99% of my needs, I have been loath to upgrade them. I like the CCD characteristics too. If I do buy another M it will probably be to a lightly used M10 which makes a great deal more sense in business terms.
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    pgk got a reaction from LocalHero1953 in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    For me the question is twofold (and coloured entirely by my status as a full-time frrelance phtographer).
    Firstly, do I really need any advantages that a new camera offers?
    Secondly, what is the cost of ownership over the predicted lifespan which I would anticipate the camera to have (for me)? Which ties in to the first in many ways.
    About the only real advantage the M11 genuinely offers me is the increased MPixels, but I already have a camera of 40+ MPixels and rarely need to take advantage of even these, so the second has to be sufficiently low to make the advantage reasonavly cost-effective. At the price I'm afraid that the M11 simply does not make enough sense to be viable. It would make much more sense for me to invest in a lightly used M10 model.
     
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    pgk got a reaction from adan in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    My problem is that I cannot shoot everything on Leica Ms so I have to have another system. This significantly increases my costs. Factor in a second body and the M11 is looking like too much of an expensive luxury to be a 'pro' camera unfortunately. My M9s are still going strong anyway, and as I'm a low ISO shooter most of the time, and as their files print well enough for 99.99% of my needs, I have been loath to upgrade them. I like the CCD characteristics too. If I do buy another M it will probably be to a lightly used M10 which makes a great deal more sense in business terms.
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    pgk got a reaction from Artin in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    By offering a cheaper version - as all other makers do. Tried and tested. Cheaper body (with 'lower' specifications), same lenses and lots of upgrade potential.
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    pgk got a reaction from RexGig0 in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    My problem is that I cannot shoot everything on Leica Ms so I have to have another system. This significantly increases my costs. Factor in a second body and the M11 is looking like too much of an expensive luxury to be a 'pro' camera unfortunately. My M9s are still going strong anyway, and as I'm a low ISO shooter most of the time, and as their files print well enough for 99.99% of my needs, I have been loath to upgrade them. I like the CCD characteristics too. If I do buy another M it will probably be to a lightly used M10 which makes a great deal more sense in business terms.
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    pgk got a reaction from Knipsknecht in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    By offering a cheaper version - as all other makers do. Tried and tested. Cheaper body (with 'lower' specifications), same lenses and lots of upgrade potential.
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    pgk got a reaction from Knipsknecht in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    My problem is that I cannot shoot everything on Leica Ms so I have to have another system. This significantly increases my costs. Factor in a second body and the M11 is looking like too much of an expensive luxury to be a 'pro' camera unfortunately. My M9s are still going strong anyway, and as I'm a low ISO shooter most of the time, and as their files print well enough for 99.99% of my needs, I have been loath to upgrade them. I like the CCD characteristics too. If I do buy another M it will probably be to a lightly used M10 which makes a great deal more sense in business terms.
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    pgk reacted to adan in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    Quite right. I  budget for about $1000 per camera per year of service, and an assumed service life of up to 10 years.
    My M9s just about met that standard ($6995 each at time of purchase: served for 7+ years, late 2009 to early 2017) - even despite the corrosion issue.
    The M10s certainly could (surprisingly, just $6600 at time of purchase, since I adopted early).
    I'm pretty sure each M11 I might get could serve 9 years - still waiting to see what it can get away with, ISO-wise, and at the various resolutions/file-sizes (I count having to buy additional storage as part of the "cost of ownership." ).
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    pgk got a reaction from adan in Survey: Are you planning to buy the new Leica M11?   
    For me the question is twofold (and coloured entirely by my status as a full-time frrelance phtographer).
    Firstly, do I really need any advantages that a new camera offers?
    Secondly, what is the cost of ownership over the predicted lifespan which I would anticipate the camera to have (for me)? Which ties in to the first in many ways.
    About the only real advantage the M11 genuinely offers me is the increased MPixels, but I already have a camera of 40+ MPixels and rarely need to take advantage of even these, so the second has to be sufficiently low to make the advantage reasonavly cost-effective. At the price I'm afraid that the M11 simply does not make enough sense to be viable. It would make much more sense for me to invest in a lightly used M10 model.
     
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    pgk reacted to Ouroboros in Leica M12 -- your next camera?   
    Brass where it should be brass with a black paint, no white script option, frame selector lever, no red dot, Arca Swiss compatible base plate.  IBIS, 60mp sensor with a hybrid finder, long exposure noise reduction override, up to 1 hour maximum exposure time, full weather sealing, auto and selectable sensor cleaning, 1/250th sec flash synch, a shutter that stays shut until the release is actuated.  Eyepiece diopter adjustment. The return of the ALC programme.
    A reversible screen with a bus pass holder on the blank side where the film reminder once was.
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    pgk got a reaction from martinot in Leica M12 -- your next camera?   
    The best thing about the M12 will be that it will reduce the prices of the M10 and M11 ......
    I was a little disappointed that the predecessor thread to this didn't get 11k posts. Starting this one early means that there is a lot of time to build up the hysteria to potentailly achieve a fitting 12k posts .....
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    pgk reacted to Ouroboros in Why I will not be getting a M11...   
    I doubt you know one way or the other.
    Personally, I'd prefer the shutter to stay closed.  The upgraded metering system isn't of much interest to me, I find an RBG histogram is more important.
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    pgk got a reaction from stuny in between snowstorms in our new neighborhood   
    Stuart, enjoy! Having 'downsized ourselves, we have downsized internally as I insulate upstairs. Two ceilings down and one to go. Now for the tricky bit of fitting vents and insulation!
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    pgk reacted to SrMi in Leica M11 - your next camera? {MERGED}   
    I would prefer if each link to KR would have a warning, e.g., (KR), so that I do not got there accidentally.

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    pgk got a reaction from SrMi in Leica M11 - your next camera? {MERGED}   
    My view on KR remains the same as it always was.
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    pgk got a reaction from MarkP in Leica M11 - your next camera? {MERGED}   
    My view on KR remains the same as it always was.
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    pgk reacted to sandro in Nicht immer nur Kaviar ... (English Version)   
    To get back to my earlier remark about the Kodak Retina 1a, here it is.
    Lex

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    pgk reacted to ravinj in Yosemite Valley in Fog   
    That the weather in the valley is fickle is an understatement. It went from sunny to cloudy and then foggy in minutes. This was just past the "Swinging Bridge" for those are familiar with the area.
    Some blur due to 1/4 second hand-held, but can't complain.

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    pgk got a reaction from shanefking in Do you make money with your M10 pictures?   
    No. I'm still making money from M9s though😉. And I still sell images taken on 5D cameras, S2Pro cameras and even from transparencies. Making money from a camera has nothing to do with its technical capabilities and a lot to do with the image being viable for its required purpose. I've been freelance for over 30 years and have used numerous camera all of which have been used to make money.
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    pgk reacted to LocalHero1953 in Leica M11 - your next camera? {MERGED}   
    Reading this thread is like trying to drink from a fire hose.
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    pgk reacted to cary in Nicht immer nur Kaviar ... (English Version)   
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