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  1. ... or your angle-of-view.
  2. If you are happy with the 28mm on the Q2, why are you looking for another one-lens system?
  3. Based on my previous experience using 24, 28, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55mm focal length lenses in one-lens 35mm SLR and rangefinder systems, I knew that the 35 would work best for me when I purchased my Leica M6. What lenses were you using before your decision to re-enter the world of Leica M?
  4. Black Leica M10 with 90mm f/2 Summicron Titanium Leica M6 with 21mm f/1.4 Summilux Note: this photo makes the M10 appear larger than it really is.
  5. Before my M10, I owned a Leitz tabletop tripod with ball head. I sold it but later decided to replace it with less expensive but sturdy tabletops with Pentax, Polaroid, and Minolta brand names. In this photo, the tripod and ball head of the Polaroid have been separated. The Pentax tripod and the ball head are connected and there is a third-party Arca Swiss clamp attached to the ball head. I usually shoot my M10 hand held but I find these tabletop tripods very useful when I vacation travel.
  6. Once, I was a firm believer in protecting the front element of my lenses with UV/Haze filters. However, while I was conducting a test between two 35mm high-resolution black & white films (H&W Control VTE film and Kodak High Contrast Copy film), I changed my belief. During the test, I shot a tripod-mounted camera with the mirror locked up and with a UV/Haze filter. I just happened to take a few test shots without a UV/Haze filter. After I developed the film and enlarged the images, I noticed that even a high-quality UV/Haze filter caused some loss of image quality. Since I needed t
  7. The filter shown here did not survive the fall on concrete – the camera and lens did. It is debatable as to whether the filter protected the lens or was the filter the weakest of the three.
  8. Here are the lens combinations I use for photojournalism, portraits, landscapes, documentary, weddings, and other social events: Leica M6 & M10 rangefinder body plus one lens: 35mm f/1.4 Leica M6 & M10 rangefinder body plus two lenses: 35mm f/1.4 and 90mm f/2 Leica M6 & M10 rangefinder body plus three lenses: 35mm f/1.4, 90mm f/2, and 21mm f/1.4
  9. I use 2-stop, 3-stop, and 10-stop neutral density filters. Sometimes, I also use polarizing filters as neutral density filters. When using dark filters (like neutral density filters or infrared filters), I prefer using my rangefinder cameras instead of my SLR cameras. I find it much easier to focus and compose on a bright optical image rather than on a dark through-the-lens image. When using graduated neutral density filters, I prefer using my SLR cameras instead of my rangefinder cameras. I find it much easier to use the SLR to position the graduation just where I want it.
  10. Leitz 21mm f/1.4 (left) Leitz 90mm f/2 (center) Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 (right)
  11. Personally, I love the 35mm f/1.4 and 90mm f/2 combo. If I loved the 28/50 f/1.4 Summilux combo like you, I would keep them and get a 90mm f/2.
  12. I purchased the half-case from a Chinese vendor on eBay.
  13. I agree ! I have had four cameras (M1, M6, M10, and Nikon F) with the same terrible design. Thank goodness I have never lost my base-plate or been tempted to eat my young. However, I prefer using cameras that do not require me to remove my camera from a tripod just to change film, access a battery, or change memory cards.
  14. For my 35mm SLR, I knew that liked the 85mm f/1.8 and f/1.4 lenses that I owned and used. When shopping for slight telephoto for my 35mm Leica rangefinder, I thought I would like the 90mm f/2 Summicron and I was right. I could neither love nor hate the 90mm Elmarit because I never even considered it.
  15. Before I bought my M6, I did something similar. I used a Canonet 35mm rangefinder with a 40mm lens.
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