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    Doylestown, PA
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    Photography
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    USA

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    M10, Summilux 50, Summicron 28, 35, 75 and 90, Super Elmar 18, Noctilux 50
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  1. Here are more example of the hot pixel issue. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  2. I really like my M10-R. The amazing detail of the higher density sensor, as compared to the M10, allows for "zooming" by cropping with ease and excellent results. That said, I notice a problem with ISOs over 3000 with hot pixels in the underexposed shadows. I tried processing the DNG files with Capture One Pro 21, Affinity Photo and Photo RAW 2021. The resulting images all exhibit the exact same issue so it's not a RAW processing issue. Please see attached example enlarged to 600%. I emailed samples to Leica technical support in Avondale, NJ, last week, but have not had a reply. I called
  3. When processing images recently taken with my M10-R and processed in CaptureOne Pro 21, a number of hot pixels in the shadows. The attached images were shot at ISO 6400. The problems starts approximately with ISO 3000 plus. I emailed Leica support center in USA, but I have not heard back from the yet. I was wondering if anyone else is seeing this issue. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  4. Shooting with the APO Summicron on my M10-P does not provide as much "crop-ability" as when shooting on the M10-R. That makes perfect sense. However, the APO compared to my Summilux 35mm on either body show the increased sharpness, especially in the corners of the APO. I cannot speak the to the results with other brands, because I only now own Leica (M10-P, M10-R and SL2). I shot Canon pro bodies (film and then digital) for decades, then Fuji X for 5 years before fulfilling a lifelong desire to own a Leica. Once I bought my first Leica M10 in the fall of 2017, I was hooked. I quickly sold
  5. You will find, as I did, that it will be worth the wait. Good luck with it. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  6. For laughs, I printed the equivalent of a 16" x 20" print of the cropped version. Amazingly, it holds the detail and microcontrast even when enlarged. I'm a very happy guy! Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  7. I own the Summilux 35mm ASPH FLE too. It's a great lens. The APO Summicron 35mm is sharper wide open and all the way to the corners and better all around then the Summilux. That said, the Summilux is awesome and I use it. However, the APO Summicron 35mm has become my "standard" lens for daily and travel use. The small size and compact lens hood makes it smaller than the Summicron 35mm ASPH that it replaced in my kit. I sold the Summicron 35mm to my Leica store in SoHo, NYC, as the APO Summicron 35mm is a superior lens. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel phot
  8. Hi Piro. I was able to thread the newer version of the PD QR because they use a thinner cable than the older ones. I compressed the end of the loop of cable with needle nose pliers and then fit it into the eyelet on the camera. It was a bit tedious, but once you get a little bit of the loop in the eyelet, I pulled it though with the pliers. After doing that I discovered that the female end of the PD strap rubbed agains the camera body. I didn't like that because it would eventually mar the body. I found these triangle shaped e-rings with a plastic protector on Amazon: https://smile.a
  9. I was shooting at a local polo club match with my M10-R and APO Summicron 35mm. I was pleasantly surprised by the details and micro-contrast of the new lens. The M10-R resolutions allows post-processing "zooming" with excellent results. When I saw the horses nose-to-nose, t grabbed this quick shot. As I approached them for a closer shot, they move away from each other and so the moment was lost. Fortunately the M10-R and APO Summicron 35 combo allowed me to produce a nice image from a very tight crop. The images were processed in Capture One Pro 21. Here is the original image and a t
  10. I own the SEM 18. Even on my M10-R, the lens performs. It's a great lens, but usually too wide for me. I was seriously considering buying the SEM 21, but my Leica store had a great deal on a pristine Tri-Elmar 16-18-21, so I bought it. The Tri-Elmar WATE checks the box for me as a travel lens along with my APO Summicron 35mm and APO Summicron 75. Here are a few images shot recently, processed in CaptureOnePro 21. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  11. Sharpening techniques can be very subjective. Personally, I try to do as little post processing as possible. Leica DNG files work well with CaptureOne Pro 21. My only complaint with C1P is that the need to make a Leica M10-R DNG profile available, in addition, to the oversaturated ProStandard DNG profile. I created a support ticket to see if they can come up with one. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
  12. I also use Affinity Photo, as a Photoshop alternative, and ON1 PhotoRaw. I find that each program has different default sharpening settings for Leica RAW files. I prefer Capture One's interpretation of default sharpening as compared to the other program. Generally, my images look better with less work than my experience with the other two programs. I canceled my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription about 4 years ago after continual frustration with Fuji X RAW file processing. I used various Fuji X cameras for about five years before finally splurging on my first Leica, the M10, and a few Le
  13. My Summilux 35 now sits on a shelf since getting my APO Summicron 35. The APO is my new favorite travel and all purpose lens. And, no, I’m not selling my Summilux. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto.
  14. And a few more. Regards, Bud James Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto
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