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  1. 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!
  2. Many thanks for your sage advice, all. All the best Ben
  3. 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 b
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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 a
  8. Hi there Apologies in advance if there is a topic covering this but I could not find anything. I have an M262 and an oldish laptop which needs replacing. Just wondering, as a keen hobbyist photographer, what would be the best laptop/ MacBook to get. The MacBook Air at £999 would be at the absolute top end of my budget and, ideally, I would not want to spend more than £750. Any thoughts very gratefully received. Many thanks! Ben
  9. Thank you all very much for taking the time to reply and help me. It seems, from what you say and from @Harpomatic’s incredibly useful reviews that the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 II is the best bet. Apologies: two more questions. Do I need to be getting the Vintage Line and does the MC deliver better all round shots than the SC? Many thanks again. Ben
  10. Many thanks @Jean-Michel. Apologies: I had had a brief look at the topics but must have missed that!
  11. Afternoon all I currently have an M262 with a Voigtlander Ultron 35mm on it but am looking for a 50mm lens. I am unable to financially stretch to the Summicron or Summilux and am, therefore, seeking views on what would be a good, cheaper option. I have read very good reviews of the Zeiss C Sonar T* 1.5/50 ZM but would appreciate any views that any of you may have. Many thanks in advance. All the best Ben
  12. Thanks you both @LeeUK and @jaapvfor your assistance and apologies for the tardy acknowledgment. All the best Ben
  13. Thank you very much @a.noctilux! I will try that out and report back.
  14. Thanks a lot for the reassurance! I do have prescription glasses but the prescription was (18 months ago) +1.50 and +1.75 so not too bad. I do go without them at times and tend to them off when I am shooting. Perhaps it is time for contact lenses... Many thanks again.
  15. Hi there After many helpful replies in this forum, I purchased a second hand M262 with a Voigtlander Ultron 35mm F2 lens and have given it its first proper outing today. Two points: (I) I seem to be struggling to get sharp focus on things despite overlapping the images to what I think is correct. Is this a case of practising more and more or does something need calibrating? (II) I have just noticed that the lens detection setting was an automatic which I have just read is a mistake: it should be off. Will this have caused damage to the camera and if so what can I do to repair it? Also, co
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