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Nick De Marco

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  1. Reflections in mono Leica Monochrom (246), 50mm Leica Summicron f2-M
  2. West Pier Leica Monochrom (246), 50mm Leica Summicron f2-M
  3. Hi Radek. It's hard to say. Do you value Image Stabilisation? if so, then you might be better off with the S5. Do you value more a large EVF for manual focussing and or high resolution, if so the fpL would be better. I am afraid my own answer to the question has been to get both! Nick
  4. Many thanks Boojay, much appreciated. and thanks for spotting the errors of autocorrect. I shall try and fix it later!
  5. I’m a late convert to L mount, via the cropped sensor Leica CL (which I love). I had given up digital cameras apart from Leica M. But I’m impressed with the quality and handling with L mount and the fact I don’t have to put up with the over complicated Sony menus which spoiled the A7s for me. I ended up getting a Sigma fpL and a Lumix S5 at the same time in May, not entirely deliberately. I then thought I would use them both to decide which one to keep. Photos and thoughts in my latest blog: https://rangefinderchronicles.blogspot.com/2021/06/may-2021-2-bank-holidays-4-cameras.html?m=
  6. Thanks for the answers. I’ll try cleaning it but it feels like it doesn’t click in the camera. Otherwise I guess I could send it back and buy another one hoping I was just unlucky
  7. I have the Leica M-L adapter which works perfectly. But I would like one of the close focus adapters - used a Voiglander one when I used Sony A7 and loved it. I bought the 7artisans but it won’t even connect properly with either my fpL or S5 - obviously quality control problems. Has anyone found a reliable close adapter ?
  8. I haven’t edited most yet but here are a couple:
  9. I bought the Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D In L mount for my new collection of L cameras (Leica CL, Sigma fpL & Lumix S9). Very impressed indeed with the lens. It’s quite small & light, but feels well built with aperture ring and nice focus throw. It’s very fast for an ultra wide but what blows me away is how good it is at combatting rectangular distortion, especially in the centre of the frame. Far better than many other less wide wides (even at 28mm) I’ve used.
  10. So I ended up buying the Sigma 24mm f3.5 - and I am very happy with it. It turned out to be a bit of a 'gateway drug' into getting into full frame L-mount (from CL), and other Sigma lenses. I have now quit a few for L/CL cameras. I really like them, but the 24 is definitely one of my favourites and, I think, by far the smallest. I did a little review of it, and the 45mm which I bought at the same time, here: https://rangefinderchronicles.blogspot.com/2021/05/april-2021-2-south-bank-with-cl-and.html
  11. Thanks Tony - in fact I was just watching that... I agree with much of what he says (from what I have watched so far). I must admit I was. ore skeptical about the S5 at first - I am not sure why. I was much more excited about the fpm. But as an all round easy to use high quality full frame L mount camera I am beginning to really appreciate the S5.
  12. I ended up buying the fpL AND the LUMIX S5. half by accident, I was going to send one back. But actually they both compliment each other and having used both for a couple of weeks now I can’t decide which I prefer: I love the quirkiness of the fp4 and its lightweight. With a small lens it’s perfectly balanced. I should learn to use it without the EVF more. The EVF is great and very easy to manual focus. But it ends up being an unusual shape fine for carrying - no real weight, but odd in a bag. The S5 has image stabilisation of course. But it’s also very light and portable. I don’t li
  13. East London Architecture My first walk out with the CL - what a lovely camera it is. More of my thoughts on it on my blog: https://rangefinderchronicles.blogspot.com/2021/04/april-20211-from-london-to-hove-with.html
  14. Interesting, Nicci. That is why I didn’t buy the SL2_S though all the specs tempted me much. Having had so many bags full of so many heavy cameras over so many years I have learnt to appreciate the smaller and lighter. What the point in a camera if you don’t want to take it out every day. This is why I have fallen in love with the CL, but also why I’m intrigued by the fpL. Have you tried that?
  15. Another architectural photo I took with the Monochrom M in March from the series which I like - using the Zeiss Tele-Tessar 85/4 which I have found to work very well with the Monochrom
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