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  1. I think it was the original 45 that was so flabbergasting. The later lenses were quieter.
  2. That / was worth $4K at the launch of P and R
  3. Do you prefer M9 colors to M10/R as well? If so, how'd you compare the M9 colors to M11?
  4. Electric eFfin' Vehicle too?!
  5. Don't know who those people are, if you read what I wrote, you know that I tried M11 at launch and brought home a card full of images. Some snaky electronic shutter ones. I've not liked the sound of the shutter, and I didn't see much improvement over M10-R in image quality. That's where it stands still. For my needs, M10-R is absolutely sufficient. Also, off topically, totally agree with Gordon: Looking forward to X2D!
  6. For me, upgrading from M10 to M10R solved the blown highlights problem, and I love the M10R better for it.
  7. I've not owned M11 yet, just tried it in the store, but I must add that the best Leica images, from any camera, by far, that I love every single time, come from my S 007, with any of its lenses. Nothing compares. It's just huge, so not suitable for travel, but impossible to part with because of the dreamy look.
  8. I just got the last properly rebuilt Contarex Super on this planet. It makes a fantastic symphony of sounds when activated, the mirror going, the aperture closing, the shutter shuttering. You can't beat that. An old Hassy just makes a giant flap sound that scares all flora and fauna.
  9. Haven's you seen "Green is the new Black" on Netflix?
  10. This is a forum for everyone, and there are many strong opinions being expressed every day. Happiness is not the only mode we use here. There are preferences and requirements that users express, across many issues, and since attention to design and ergonomics around photography are important to the perfectionists here, many things are discussed in terms of differences, lacking, or even annoyance. As usual, it's easy to skip posts that one's not interested in, especially when one's established an easy way to do so for themselves.
  11. Heck it will be a Leica-branded leather iPhone case!
  12. They'll throw the shut book at eshutterers and tell them to shut it!
  13. Yeah. If you lament the baseplate, lament the shutter!
  14. Thinking of the stapler sound M11 makes and the imperfect eshutter, we are forgetting that the next generation of eshutters, the perfect ones, will obviate mechanical ones altogether. Imagine that what that camera will feel like. You can already get a preview with Pixii. It's a solid body with a great shutter release, that makes a prerecorded click sound. It feels weird. Enjoy your mechanical shutter while you can. Only film cameras will still have those in a few years.
  15. Welcome to the club! Many new users will pick the latest model and this is great. M11 is a great camera, no doubt, these debates are for those who have the previous ones and are probably minor compared to the joy of switching to any Leica.
  16. We really need a “sad” reaction to various things…
  17. This is long overdue!:). I really wonder what you think of it wrt M10-R.
  18. Aren’t we all on a mission here?:). Some folks posted several thousand times. Instead of taking pictures. I guess the obsession over details comes with the territory. I am an early adopter in general but the M11 baffled me so as all the rest it’s good to discuss it here. In terms of debating cameras one doesn’t have, nobody could beat our venerable @Jeff S:)
  19. I preordered one before it came out and was offered the first pick, but got cold feet as it has not clicked (or rather stapled instead) when I tried it…
  20. I got ‘em all, M9-P, all the monochroms, Edition 60, film M-P, M10-R, Q2, SL2, S 007, so post where appropriate. The M11 is the first that the body rejected so far.:)
  21. Just in this thread, from what I gather, at least three folks have not had M10-R when skipping straight to M11: @lct, @Jewl, @elmars. @LeicaR10 sold his M11, judging M10-R the last real M. I'm absolutely uninspired by the e-shutter that wiggles. You never know if the lines will come out straight. I got the dreaded snakes familiar from X1D eshutter on January 13 when I tried the M11 at a Leica store. The stapler sound is worse than M10-R and the very idea of the shutter that does extra motions is unappealing to me. The M10-R shutter is closed most of the time, as deity intended. I'm not sure Reid found the extra DR point? The solution will be a fast eshutter that will obviate the mechanical one. I enjoy my PIXII for that reason. But it's a quirky extra... The M10-R stays for me until M11-P comes out.
  22. All of this is M10-R as well. I notice many M11 fans who have not had M10-R. At the same time I’ve found many M10-R owners who either refused to upgrade or actually did and sold their M11s. The key reasons are: — stapler sound with always open shutter — no real ISO advantage until ISO 25,000 – insubstantial resolution improvement with 60MP over 40MP while potentially even more blur, thus making 1/f even harder Generally speaking it’s not worth the $4K upgrade cost in the same way as it was worth the $4K upgrade cost from M10 to M10-R. Battery, USB-C, buttons are not IQ related in any way.
  23. I’m not interested in running blind tests to teach me my M9 is no different from M10. I know when I use one or other Ms what character I get from the scenes I know. Similarly I don’t care for sitting in Lr forever tweaking LAB. I use Ms as films, with different character OOC, and basic corrections. That pleases me, and I am content with it.:). BTW this is my standard answer to alarmed residents of a neighborhood where I happen to walk and shoot, — What are you shooting? — Anything I like. — Why? — Because it pleases me!
  24. OTOH, black objects heat up like crazy in the sun!
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