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    Photographer, Writer, Proprietor of RedGap Communications Inc.
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    50 f2 summicron
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  1. skanga

    SL to M10-P

    Hi Roy, How much was the used mint M10-P? Thanks
  2. I'm not sure what the big fuss is about black paint vs chrome. One of my cameras is a black chrome M4-P with a million miles on it. It is robust, and still looks great. The "brassing" of black paint Leicas will also probably lower your re-sale value (see Rupert's post above). It is interesting to see the old brassed black Leicas of great photographers like David Douglas Duncan, Paul Fusco, Robert Frank, HCB. Unless one is collecting Leica M cameras, my advice is to go out and shoot, and not to worry about brassing, or electronic levels etc. Thanks
  3. I agree, and to add to your Luminous Landscape video, here is an interview by David Farkas with STEFAN DANIEL AND JESKO VON OEYNHAUSEN : http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2017/02/the-leica-m10-a-discussion-with-stefan-daniel-and-jesko-von-oeynhausen
  4. Here is a good article, for those who might not have seen it.: THE LEICA M10: A DISCUSSION WITH STEFAN DANIEL AND JESKO VON OEYNHAUSEN http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2017/02/the-leica-m10-a-discussion-with-stefan-daniel-and-jesko-von-oeynhausen Very nice interview, with lots of information. I hope this answers many people’s questions about EVF, touch screen, video etc. I’m glad that although they are listening to their customers, they are trying to keep the M close to the original philosophy as much as possible. As an "M" user for many years, I don't need more than they offer o
  5. Thanks for this info - this is good to know. Sam
  6. A multi week (or multi day) assignment anywhere definitely requires preparation and back up etc. I have done many, from planning to coordination of all aspects with the team and client, to scouting, to final selects etc. Film and digital. There are a number of things you could do regarding batteries and power, but unless I've missed it in the posts, I would strongly suggest more than one camera. I hope you have sufficient back up bodies and lenses, even if they are not all Leicas.
  7. Hello Jk1002 Focussing has rarely been an issue - I've used film Ms since '80-'81 in many situations: Portraits, Journalism, Theatre, Dance, Music venues, etc. - Hope this helps. As an aside, I finally got a chance to play with an M10 recently - love it! I've waited years for Leica to create a digital M that is close to the film cameras - simplified, quick, discreet, small - I think they might have more or less done that. Thanks Sam
  8. Hi edw, I understand, thanks. You are trying to push the edges of the envelope. I believe you have an M10 on order? Hopefully it will help, as you suggested. Sam
  9. Interesting to read your experience. I didn't find that to be an issue. It did have a nice lens for a small happy snap type camera. I wasn't familiar with the Contax. Thanks
  10. Thanks digitalfx Good to know. Yes the SL lenses are quite big. I do love the small size of Leica Ms and a couple of lenses.
  11. Thanks digitalfx Praise the Lord! Now I can keep shooting. Thank you! God knows how HCB shot that guy jumping over the puddle behind Gare St. Lazare without a spirit level, or video or touchscreen, or autofocus, or .....
  12. Yes that was a lovely camera. I always mention to people when they ask about what camera I use, that some of my best shots were actually with the T4 - because I had it with me at all times. Before that I had an Olympus XA and actually shot my first assignments with it.
  13. Hi edw and jmahto I'm just coming into the middle of this, so sorry if I misunderstand what you are discussing. I just wanted to say that as photographers (and as you know, I'm sure), we all just make it work, whatever the equipment or situation. I've shot with film Leicas since 1980, I've rarely found a situation where I couldn't get the shot, and I'm talking about K64 and Tri-x. (50, f2 Summicron, 35 f2.8 Summaron, 28 f2.8 Minolta Rokkor) I've shot in India and when I ran out of K64 I was able to easily get Fujichrome (100) and kept shooting. The only time I used a flash was when a clien
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