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    SL 601, Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH
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  1. I've also observed the delete image change ..... after giving the first permission to remove a Single image, every subsequent touch of the delete/trash key removes another image. If I go out of review and then back into review, then I am again given the choice of 'Single' "Multi' etc. Certainly seems different from prior the new Firmware.
  2. The apps say clearly that they support firmware version 3.0
  3. My iPhone and iPad Leica SL apps just updated, too. Perhaps the expected firmware will come out later ...
  4. Bingo! I hadn't checked before ...... mine is an M-Adapter L. Strange that the salesperson called me and described the problem as a fault, but this must explain it :-)
  5. Harry when I ordered my SL plus M-adapter a couple of months ago, my Leica dealer advised me that every copy of their most recent stock order of adapters had been 'faulty' (unspecified as to what the fault had been) and there was a 10 day wait for delivery of new ones. The order came in and I have experienced no issues with the adapter I recieved. Perhaps there are still some recalls and replacements of stock causing the apparent lack of availability in some areas? Ross
  6. Sean Reid at http://www.reidreviews.com/ (subscription site) has published a 'first impressions' piece with images he was able to make during Photokina. He will do a more detailed review when he is in possession of a copy of the lens. Also David Farkas at http://www.reddotforum.com/ has images made around the Leica booth at PK. These are possibly all we'll see until Sean, David, and of course Jono Slack get hold of review copies (hopefully within the next couple of months?) ;-)
  7. That is indeed expensive. I thought AUD10,500 was steep, although our GST is just 10% compared to your 20% so perhaps that explains the higher UK price. Still no deliveries here (of which I am aware), and the local Leica 'Boutique' hasn't been able to confirm a date ... although rumours suggest the end of this week in some markets.
  8. If I eventually get an M9 it will be: One Lens = 35mm Lux Asph (already possess) Two Lenses = 35mm Lux Asph; 90mm Elmarit (hope to add) Three Lenses = 35mm Lux Asph; 90mm Elmarit; 50mm Lux Asph (as an absolute best combo for my usage) I may content myself with the one lens (35mm) for quite a while, and even that depends on whether and when I ever manage to obtain an M9. The longer the waiting lists, the longer to think about all that expenditure , and perhaps revisit the idea of the M8.2 Of course an M8.2 would possibly alter the lens lineup ... (35/75 maybe?)
  9. I was thinking of changing to a 'black' dot
  10. Yetch! I didn't realise the Nine smoked. I'm leaving and going back to the M8.2
  11. Hi Geoff, Thanks for the update! All of it good and encouraging ...... and you're right, those are very handsome and beautiful immigrants (I certainly hope many more see the light and follow the same path to the Antipodes!). They are guaranteed a very warm welcome wherever they decide to settle in Australia Ross
  12. Thanks Andy, this has surely been one of the most enlightening commentaries on the perceived problems surrounding this lens. In my case at least, I have never had the opportunity to use the lens on a digital M (still planning/thinking on the M9). I believe someone may have previously suggested that film could be more 'forgiving' of the focus shift, too? In the circumstances I am unlikely to sacrifice the lens until I have had a good long look at how it handles for me on the M9, and whether or not my usage pattern discloses any obvious problems. Perhaps also I haven't previously been as meticulous in my observation given that so many users have clearly found issues. At least I now feel more confident that the 35 Summilux can still be *very* useful when care is taken ...
  13. This may have solved a small mystery for me, too. Mine is 38xxxxx and so far has not shown a problem (touch-wood). I think this dates it from around 1997(?) which would be around when I purchased it. I am yet to try it on an M9 though .....
  14. Hi Lone, Well .... not surprised really. I've held off getting on any lists while awaiting payment from my dealer for the sold items ...... by the time I get anywhere on a list it will no doubt be well into next year One thing I guess we all may agree on: whatever the sticker price, Leica must be 'clicking heels' with the success of the M9. A few punters may wander off, but I suspect eventually all the folks who want this model will wait for it, or upgrade when the market opens up a little. As I do not have an M currently, I may have a look at the M8.2 as it will certainly satisfy my immediate needs. Then I can revisit the idea of the M9 or wait for a 'demo' camera down the track Regards, Ross
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