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About aliwton

  • Birthday 08/04/1983

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    Recife, Brasil
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    In photography: street, portraiture, travel, photojournalism, landscape/cityscape, architecture, abstract, surrealism. In art: modernist and contemporary brazilian art. In technology: gadgets, innovation, trends, futurism. In music: blues/rock guitar, soul, nü-soul, funk, R&B, pop, folk, indie, samba and bossa nova.
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    Partner, CCO at Cappen
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    Leica M-P (Typ 240), Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH (FLE), Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, SF58, Viewfinder Magnifier x1.25
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  1. I am considering a chinese case for the M240. At least in the seller’s pictures it looks just as good as the Arte Di Mano. But for USD80-90 it’s inevitable to wonder if the actual thing will be really that nice. Can you please share some pictures of yours? Where did you buy it?
  2. Hi Erik, This is a photo of your camera or just a reference from the manufacturer? The case in the picture seems to have a perfect fit, just like the Arte Di Mano cases. Can you share some more images showing the details? Does it stay really tight? How's the aligment to the screen and buttons on the back? And what about the battery door? I was just trying to find references about these chinese cases with battery access door, but for the M240. I believe they're all made by the same manufacturer. In fact I contacted your supplier and they confirmed they have the M240 version in stock. But I had a terrible experience with a cheaper case sometime ago. It was a total waste of money, as I ended up never using it. I really appreciate if you can share some advice. o> Best regards, Ali
  3. Really? I always wondered if it could work, because of the lens position. In the Q it's more to the edge of the body, while it's more to the center in the M. Could you share some pictures?
  4. please, post some pictures. if you happen to have an M240 around, could you try it with the holster and share an opinion about the fitting? as for the battery pouch, I strongly recommend the Stroppa Battery Case. it's a beautiful and well made product. and they even do custom orders if you want to. -> http://www.stroppa.pl/product/battery-case/
  5. The M240 is much chunkier than the M10, by nearly 5mm. That's why it almost doesn't fit into the M10 holster (as seen on the pics above). That's also what I read on virtually every M10 review (many of them comparing it's size to the old M9). In fact, according to B&H, the M9 is slightly thinner: M9 - 139.7 x 78.7 x 38.1 mm M240 - 139.7 x 78.7 x 43.2mm M10 - 139.0 x 80.0 x 38.5mm https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/649923-USA/Leica_10704_M9_Rangefinder_Digital_Camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893170-USA/Leica_10770_M_Digital_Camera_Black.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1312198-REG/leica_20000_m10_digital_rangefinder_camera.html On camerazise.com it's a bit different, but same conclusion: M9 - 139.0 x 80.0 x 37.0 mm M240 - 139.0 x 80.0 x 42.0mm M10 - 139.0 x 80.0 x 38.5mm https://leicarumors.com/2017/01/23/leica-m10-vs-m-vs-m9-vs-m6-vs-q-vs-sl-size-comparison.aspx/
  6. The M9 will probably fit much better than the M240, as it's similar to the M10 in size.
  7. Here's a couple of pics I got from the folks at Leica Store Porto:
  8. I didn't get it yet. I felt that it was too tight to be used on a regular basis. At least the M10 holster.
  9. Good to know that. How long ago was that? Did they charge you for the repair?
  10. Thank you, Albert. You're very kind. Fortunately, I got in touch with Ms. Liberty Seria from Customer Care in Wetzlar and she's assisting me with sending it directly to Germany. Anyway, I appreciate your help. If you ever need a hand here in Brazil, just let me know.
  11. Leica's (one and only) brazilian dealer told me they send the lenses to the american workshop, not to Wetzlar, and that the process between Brazil and the US takes at least 90 days. So their recommendation was for me to contact the customer support directly, which I did. But they just replied telling me to reach the brazilian dealer. That one that told me contact Leica directly. :/ I really needed this lens ready by the end of january, and delivered to me in Brazil or Portugal. Don't you know someone at Leica that can help?
  12. I am experiencing an unfortunate problem with my APO-Summicron 90mm. After a brief portrait session at the office, I left the lens at the camera, over a desk. I almost always use it wide open and occasionally at f/5.6, but this time I went for f/16. When I returned to put it back to the leather case I noticed that the aperture ring was totally loose. It’s now spinning 360 degrees and the aperture blades don’t move at all. I always felt that the ring was too soft for my taste. I’d prefer it to be stiffer. But I never felt that there was a problem. In fact, the lens is still in very good shape and it never gets any rough using. I live in Brazil and I was just planning to take it for a trip do Portugal in about 45 days. I keep my equipment under an insurance that covers for damage. But if this is something relatively easy/cheap/quick to repair, I would prefer not to call the insurance company. Did any of you guys experienced something like this? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
  13. In the mean time I have emailed Mr. Schmidt. He replied saying that they have nothing to add at the moment, stating that they are working on it and when a solution is available they are going to inform us at their website. So, we can only wait and hope for the best. I have no plans (and available cash) to trade my M-P for an M10. I was hoping to do that in the future, after the arrival of an hypothetically improved M10-P. Anyway, one thing I'll assume is that the solution won't come cheap. From Leica, it never does. It's worth noting that the combo Multifunctional Handgrip + SCA adapter for Leica M retails for over $1100! ... There's another thing I was wondering about. Have you seen that in some places on the internet the Leica SF40 flash is listed as having a "Wireless TTL mode"? Is that really correct? Has anyone ever used it in that mode? Would it be possible to use more than one unit in Wireless TTL at the same time? In that case, I'd trade my SF64 for a pair of SF40s in no time. Here's a place where it's listed as a "Wireless TTL flash for Leica M": http://www.focuscamera.com/leica-14624-wireless-ttl-sf-40-flash-unit-for-m-type-20-vario-digital-cameras.html
  14. sillbeers15, that's great news indeed. but did you ask specifically about the Leica M? did they share anything else?
  15. Nigel, Thanks for sharing your experience. The folks at Leica Store just replied to me, including some pics of an M240 inside M10 holster. According to them it works, as long as you use a naked camera - a leather case would make it impossible. I'll try to find a third party option or maybe even order something custom made. Suggestions are welcomed. Best regards, Ali Carvalho
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