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  1. I have an M10. I bought it because of its simplicity. But I want to get the best possible images out of it. There is surely no doubt that a good IBS system reduces camera shake and provides better images. Have Leica not installed this in their SL2 with its 40+MP? If in that, then why not in the M10R with its 41MP? I know the purist argument and its easy to say, if you want it then buy another sort of camera. But I don’t want another camera. I want the simplicity of Leica. IBS does not attract from that simplicity in any way. It just produces a sharper more detailed (less micro blurred) image.
  2. Thank you. Thats good to hear and is probably due mainly to the build and balance of the camera. I would be very interested though to hear in the future what experiences people shooting E.G. the summicron 90mm APO have with this.
  3. What about camera shake at this resolution? Presumably it was impossible to fit stabilisation into the camera body or it would have been too expensive?
  4. Thank you very much for those replies. That thread is very helpful and I should of course have checked the manual before doing my post. Sorry. What puzzles me is that Leica obviously know of the overexposure tendency on the M10 and would realise this is not a good thing. Why don't they correct it in a firmware update? Surely it is just a case of tweaking the relevant algorithm or is it much more complex than that? Manual metering negates the simplicity of use that aperture priority provides and if I was going to do that I think I might invest in a decent hand held light meter to get a really
  5. I believe that on the M10, of the three metering modes, spot metering mode is only available whilst using live view because the camera needs to read directly off the sensor. But what happens when you switch out of live view and carry on taking photos straight away using the range finder? What metering mode has the camera now defaulted to? Centre weighted or average? It would be very useful to know and I wondered if anyone had the answer. Lburn
  6. Does anyone know why it is not possible to spot meter on the Leica M10 unless you are using live view? I believe it is well known that the M10 tends to clip highlights (it certainly does in my experience) and accurate metering using the "expose to the right" technique is the best way, in my opinion, to control this. I have my exposure compensation routinely set to minus 1/3rd but this is nowhere near enough to deal with high contract situations. I realise that I could dial in much more underexposure in those situations but it would be much more convenient and quicker just to be able to take a
  7. Thank you for those thoughts. I certainly can't pretend to be able to take a completely shake free image handheld at a slow shutter speed (15th and below) and really admire those who can. I can sometimes get close but some degree of shake is there. I don't think I am alone in this. As I want to get the best out of Leica equipment, in body stabilisation would seem a logical way to go. But the key part of my thread is whether Leica have concluded that lack of stabilisation is now a limiting factor on the megapixel size they can go to -hence 24MP and not 36MP. If so, I think that would be a pity
  8. Would the Leica M type 240 be a better photographic tool if Leica had developed it to include sensor stabilisation? Is that not one of the main reasons Leica did not increase the megapixels in the M10 to, for example, 36MP (to the disappointment I suspect of many would be upgraders). I wonder this because it is hard to think of a mainstream serious amateur or professional camera on the market today which does NOT have good image stabilisation built in. It is regarded as an essential component presumably because, for many people, it is extremely difficult to take a genuinely pin sharp image on
  9. I am puzzled by the M10. Leica market it as getting closer to the analogue M's in terms of size and handling. "Simplicity" is the key. Hence the slimmer body and "better" viewfinder, and of course the added "simplicity" of no video capability. But I wonder how many photographers who love to use a rangefinder camera actually want to be able to shoot at 5 frames per second and found 2 frames per second far too slow? Was it actually unpleasant to hold an M type 240? How many really found the ability to shoot reasonable quality video if you wanted to, a nuisance or a distraction? I use it infreque
  10. If you are familiar with Thorsten Overgaard's web site, he rates the Sandisk Extreme pro 95mb/s 64MB as the fastest he has tried in the type 240. He gives his reasons in his very extensive and (I think) informative article on the M Type 240. It is speed rather than capacity that concerns him, like you, so maybe those conclusions are of interest to you. I use the Sandisk 16GB 95mb/s in my type 240 and find it fast enough for my needs and it has never let me down but may not be as fast as the 64MB version it seems. However my feeling is that once you have a card that you are happy with and find
  11. I'm not sure it can be dismissed as easily as "finger in front of...." I have had the same happen to me on my M240 when shooting a Tri Elmar 28,35,50 in good daylight. I thought the problem was that I must be blocking the window in some way so I made sure I was not. The problem persisted. I took out the battery to reset the camera and tried again. The same problem was still there. In the end I changed the lenses to a recent 35 Summicron and it worked OK. I thought therefore that the problem lay with the TriElmar but the thing is that has worked perfectly with that same camera both before and s
  12. As you know, using a third party tele on the M240 means using live view and is therefore a much slower process than using the viewfinder and rangefinder. But you say you don't want it for wild life so that shouldn't be a problem. I use Nikon lenses from the late 1990's with a Novoflex adaptor. There are huge numbers of such lenses out there at all focal lengths so the choice is yours. There are also of course masses of lenses from other top line manufacturers such as Cannon and Pentax etc. I also use a Sigma 150mm macro in Nikon mount. All these work well and the results are very usable, in m
  13. Thank you so much for that information. It works perfectly. I have set playback review to show the histogram and now it shows it in automatic review as well, just like you said. So simple! This is a huge benefit to me and I am sure to most photographers.
  14. Is it possible to display a histogram when the image taken is automatically on screen having just taken the shot? I am using an M type 240 (not the "P") with the latest firmware update. Thanks for any tips on this and apologies if the answer is already out there.
  15. The diaphragm leaves on my 35mm Summicron ASPH (latest version) open wider than they are at the marked f2 aperture. At f2 a "fringe" is visible when you look directly down on the front lens element and this disappears completely when the aperture ring is moved slightly beyond f2. The movement is only very slight before the lens comes to a stop. At which setting is the true f2 aperture? I expect this is quite a common occurrence for those with more equipment and experience than me and apologies if this topic has been covered elsewhere . lburn
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