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  1. Thank you all for your sage advice. That is why this forum is so great: people always willing to help and none of the snobbery some fora tend to attract. I will muse on your comments… All the best Ben
  2. Morning all Am looking at getting a film Leica but, despite / because of reading so much around which one of the M2 or M3 is better, I am now thoroughly confused. I know there is also the option of an M6 but my budget won’t stretch to that given the need to buy glass as well. I like to shoot 35mm and 50mm. I know that no-one can decide which is the better (best if a further M comes into play) for me but some pointers from day in day out users would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Ben
  3. Thank you all for your thoughts and great shots; really interesting to hear different views. As I say, what attracts me to the M262 is its elegance and simplicity (whilst, somewhat paradoxically, fully acknowledging I have some way to go to master it and nail the focus!). With thanks and best wishes to you all, Ben
  4. Afternoon all Just a query from a relative newbie. At the beginning of the year, I purchased an M262 and use it with Voigtlander 50mm and 35mm lenses. I absolutely love the camera and am puzzled as to why pretty much all the talk in the forum concerns either the M240 or the M-D262? I see the M262 as simplicity itself (in terms of controls / settings /etc.) which affords me greater time trying to learn the art of photography with a pared down camera. I just done understand why it is not more popular! Is it because fewer were made? Lack of LiveView? Lack of video? Any other reason? Thanks in advance for your thoughts! Ben
  5. Thank you all so much for your really helpful words of advice and apologies for the gross delay in acknowledging. I was out this afternoon on a lovely English summer’s day and realised that the colours in the fields, etc. are simply glorious. Whilst I fully appreciate the huge benefits of having the Q2M (especially the ability to think in black and white) I would find it hard to be out and about and “miss” the colour of something so gloriously simple as a field of buttercups. My thinking continues but the Q2 is leading in such thinking… Thanks all again: such a great forum with solid advice.
  6. Hello - apologies for the delay in replying. Thanks so much @ibramrfor the two shots. Dare I say it, I actually prefer the rendition of the Q2…! Got a bit more detailing in it compared to the Q2M (to my eye). Very interesting… Thanks again!
  7. Many thanks, all, for your replies. I have such great colour rendition from my M262 and Voigtlander 50mm that I am swaying toward the Q2M. I have had a look through the forum’s pictures and prefer the look of the Q2M pictures than the black and white from the Q2. I am not that au fait with post-processing so the pull of photos out of camera which are as good as I get with the M262 and which are that good out of the Q2M appeals greatly! Will carry on musing… Thanks again all!
  8. Morning all I have a M262 and would like to add a Q of some sort to my collection. On the whole, I prefer black and white. What I wanted to check with you sage folk is whether the Q2 renders excellent black and white photos (with the pertinent setting) or whether the Q2M is really streets ahead? Also, simply put from an even simpler mind, does the Q2M render black and white better than the Q2 does colour (because of the sensor differences)? Thanks a lot. Ben
  9. Hi Rene I too recently bought an M262 and two lenses being...exactly the same as the ones you have! I am very happy with the combination (save for the slight niggle with the 50mm focusing slightly past infinity). Enjoy!
  10. Many thanks for your sage advice, all. All the best Ben
  11. Hello all I have recently been prescribed varifocal glasses and am wondering about whether I need a diopter for my M262. I am long sighted (right eye +1.75 and additional reading of +0.75; left eye +1.25 and additional reading of +0.75) and tend to shoot with my left eye or both. I have asked my optician the question what do I require for a correct adjustment at a distance of 2 metres and explained that the camera is at -0.5 already and she thought a diopter of either +1.5 or +2.0, i.e. equating to my reading prescription. I purchased one each of these from Leica but have sent them back because I am not sure they are the answer. To be honest, there is a vast array of information on various fora which I still find to be inconclusive! It may be that I need to learn to shoot with my glasses on but thought I would ask the question here! Many thanks in advance and apologies if you read this and roll your eyes at another newcomer’s question! All the best Ben
  12. Thanks all for your comments. Regarding the points made by @Anbaricand @LarsHP, I am going to be keeping the Voigtlander but was interested in what people think of the other two so that, if and when I look to invest, I will have a good idea as to the better one. In relation to the list of lenses in one of the M262 menus, I presume I just turn this off as the Voigtlander is not listed? Thanks again all!
  13. Many thanks @a.noctilux. Very useful. I have seen a slight preference on other fora for the Summarit but thought I would ask the experts! Ben
  14. Hello - thanks a lot for your reply. I have an M262. I shoot quite a lot at infinity (would love to do more street photography but rural Oxfordshire does not present too many opportunities) and would like something that (a) does not focus past infinity and (b) has a slightly more defined aperture ring click and (c) would just love to see the colour rendition of either lens. Thanks again!
  15. Morning all I know there are countless posts on Summicron vs Summarit 50mm lenses but am just curious as to the key differences for a general hobbyist photographer such as myself. Looking at various auction sites, used prices appear to be pretty much the same (£1,600 for both in mint / excellent condition). Is this a good price or should I pay another £400 for a brand new Summicron? I currently have a Voigtlander 50mm f1.5 which is great (although slightly annoyingly goes a tiny bit past infinity focusing-wise) and am just curious as to other 50mm lenses. I have read the excellent article in four parts re the net 50mm lenses which is what led me to get the Voigtlander. Any thoughts welcome! Thanks a lot Ben
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