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  • Birthday 12/20/1955

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  • Your Leica Products / Deine Leica Produkte
    M10R (x2), M10M; and M lenses 18/3.8, 21/3.4, 24/3.8, 28/2 II, 35/1.4 FLE, 50/Apo, 75/Apo, 90/Apo, 135/3.4 Apo;
    and 180/3.4 Apo-R. (As of January 2021)

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  1. I once ate a chocolate Leica R8 (smaller than life size, fortunately).
  2. The aperture blades on my 21mm 3.4 no. 4657xxx look the same. It's a fabulous lens!
  3. Regarding post no. 125: A bit of a Rorschach test? Rather than a 'hoodie', I see some resemblance to a moustache and and open mouth if viewed from the left side and also the top curvature of a head and a stylised wing-like 'monobrow' if viewed from the right side. In 'normal' times, my wife would say that I really must get out more.
  4. Good to see a copy of Tony Judt's superb book on your shelf and in the centre of your photo! (Even though you've focused just a bit to the right.)
  5. After having and using the Leica table tripod and tall head for decades, I agree that it is solidly built but on the heavy side. Sometimes easier to carry disassembled. Recently, I switched to the Gitzo Mini-Traveler https://www.gitzo.com/global/mini-traveler-tripod-kit-black-gktbb/ Much lighter yet very sturdy and still usable as a chest/shoulder pod. Folds up easily and simple to use. Less expensive than purchasing the Leica set new.
  6. See, for example: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/gate-suffix-scandal-word-history
  7. I understand it to be a reference to 'Watergate' and the subsequent adding of the suffix '-gate' to a noun to connote scandal. Often employed to arouse emotional responses such as hysteria, dismay, disgust or resentment at the expense of reasoned evidence-based inquiries.
  8. Or this one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1911-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost/303565511241?hash=item46adea1a49:g:suUAAOSwGhReuntL
  9. Just to be fully clear, I was using the 'dust detection' function when photographing the sky as in my post no. 9. The bright blue sky using 135mm focused at 1.5m (at f22) worked the first time using the dust detection mode. I've had the problem indoors and then the successful result outdoors with both of my M10Rs. I can live with it. No big whoop.
  10. I had the same problem when initially trying to check the sensor for dust on white walls indoors as I have done consistently successfully with M10P and M10M. After repeatedly getting the 'Image Inhomogeneous' message I then tried using a section of uniformly bright sky with a 135 lens at closest focusing distance at f22 and it now works consistently well. Apparently, the M10R may simply need brighter light to do the dust detection test.
  11. Yes, I've experienced this issue and assumed --hopefully correctly-- that it is due to the larger M10R image files and yet the same size of buffer as in the M10/M10P; a minor nuisance that should be overcome in a future model.
  12. Yes! I noticed this problem earlier this year but it seems to have eased up recently. I haven't examined occurrences sufficiently to begin to understand what's going wrong; whether a fault with my M10s or my posture. I have certainly felt the emotional burdens of certain right-leaning regimes, however.
  13. https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p274/Rubber_Grip_for_Summilux-R_80mm_Focus_Ring-_NEW.html
  14. Yes, that's correct: https://uk.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Technical-Equipment/Adapter/Macro-Adapter-M Also, I've used the OUTGU. It works well but the 14652 is especially nice with M240/M10 models. If I recall correctly, it's not possible to focus to infinity but, perhaps, 3 or 5 metres is doable without any intermediate rings (17675, etc.).
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