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  1. 14 hours ago, charlesphoto99 said:

    What's the black out time like on the new finder? Finally bought a used 020 for my M10-R and M10M, and as expected, it will mostly sit in the drawer, waiting for that extra special need the OVF can't cover. The blackout time is just too much to use otherwise. 

    It used to be that one could fill the blackout time with autoreview on the M240. Which gave the effect of freezing the viewfinder briefly. Much more acceptable than a blackout. Has that option been removed? 

  2. 55 minutes ago, Andrew4530 said:

    I recently inherited a Leica IIIf from my father which he bought new.  As a photography hobbyist I'd like to try to use this.  From what I understand this camera needs to be serviced from time to time however I'm pretty sure my father never got it serviced as long as he owned it.  Should I get it serviced?  Thanks!

    Yes. And welcome :) Use a reliable third-party workshop.

  3. It still remains a (modified) double-gauss design so I would not be surprised if it exhibited some focus shift. Repeat your experiment at different apertures. Normally one would adjust a lens to be spot-on @ about f2.8 to remain in focus for the whole aperture range, which means it would be slightly shifted wide open. BTW, the 1/3rd-2/3rds rule for DOF only applies at one intermediate distance. 


  4. 1 hour ago, Rannedge said:

    Although I have a degree of sentimental attachment to the camera, having inherited it, I have to confess that it has been in storage for a number of years.

    I shall never use it, and it seems a shame that others cannot enjoy it. I am considering selling, but do not know the best way forward. I am loath to use Ebay and won’t go down that path.

    Try our classifieds there is also a Leica group on Facebook The camera is well worth using though. 

  5. 1 hour ago, LocalHero1953 said:

    when just about any other mirrorless with permanent liveview (SL or CL series, for example) has only a single click shutter sound. What's going on in the M11 that has to be different?

    I think that is a legacy from the exposure measuring off the shutter by earlier models.

  6. This is a recurring question. There are two main causes for purple fringing and on a digital camera they are interrelated. First there is the lens: Axial chromatic aberration can cause purple fringing in high contrast situations. An Apo lens is corrected for chromatic aberration but only fully in three spots of the spectrum: R,G and B (and in the plane of focus only). So not necessarily completely for purple or magenta. Then there is the sensor: blooming causes purple (or blue) fringing  on high contrast edges. There is anti-blooming on the sensor but it cannot be 100% effective, certainly not on modern hi-res sensors. So there you see what is happening: A lens corrected to a high standard is not completely protected against purple fringing and still produces high-contrast edges that the sensor cannot handle completely. Result: the better the gear, the more this can happen. 

  7. On 6/3/2022 at 11:00 PM, mzbe said:

    Thanks Erik - in my experience with Global Blue, they keep about 30% of the VAT refund as 'handling fee', so not 20% back, plus currency exchange fees ... Also not sure if I will have time to make it to the Leica stores in London and Paris while I am there, prefer to have the camera beforehand

    Should you happen to go through an airport with a tax-free airport camera shop you could order the camera ahead and avoid the refund process.

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