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  • frame-it%s's Photo
    frame-it has started film processing in Film Forum.
    nice design   http://www.thomasjmueller.de/projects/laboratory.html
    • Michael Hiles

      Looks interesting.

  • Minor%s's Photo
    Minor has started some question for M8 in Leica M8 / Leica M8.2.
    I'm looking for a M8 for a while but I found that M8 have a lot of problems so, the question is 1.Is that true that M8 sensor can crack very easily?  2.how to check for hot or dead pixel? and...
  • pck1%s's Photo
    pck1 has started Leica M10 Firmware 2.4.5.0 CORRUPTION! in Leica M10.
    Just downloaded the 2.4.5.0 firmware to my Leica M10. Big problems.   Now, every time I turn the camera on the startup screen comes on like its a new camera and asks me to select my language,...
    • jdlaing

      Try removing the firmware from the card.

    • lucerne

      Try removing the firmware from the card.


      Yes. Don’t leave the card containing the firmware update in the SD slot.

  • X_Beliebiger%s's Photo
    X_Beliebiger has started four girls walking in Street Fotografie.
    MP | Noctilux f/1 | Fomapan 100   [attachment=463754:girls.jpg]
  • X_Beliebiger%s's Photo
    X_Beliebiger has started leer & sanft in Menschen.
    MP | Noctilux f/1.0 | Fomapan 100   [attachment=463753:leer.jpg]
  • X_Beliebiger%s's Photo
    X_Beliebiger has started Am schwarzen Meer in Landschaft & Reise.
    Blick von Tutzing aus.   [attachment=463751:meer.jpg]   MP | Rigid | Fomapan 100
  • mikozia%s's Photo
    mikozia has started Strings of lights in Architecture.
    Bokeh.....  
  • Keith (M)%s's Photo
    Keith (M) has started Film Trio in Other.
    Testing my 75mm Summarit-M f2.5 on Sony A6500 (APS-C).
  • petermullett%s's Photo
    petermullett has started Aperture selection on Automatic? in Leica Q.
    Ok, admittedly it's been some six months or so since I last pulled the Q out to shoot with and maybe I've forgotten too much about it's operation but I've noticed something this evening on running...
    • bags27

      On every version of the firmware, the default aperture on automatic as been 1.7, which Leica engineers believe to be the sharpest aperture and of course gives you the lowest ISO. If you want more depth of field, you set the aperture yourself.

  • Waleke%s's Photo
    Waleke has started +++ in Street Fotografie.
    LIII+20mm+Delta3200
  • Drummerman%s's Photo
    Drummerman has started New Build in Architecture.
      D-Lux
  • logan2z%s's Photo
    logan2z has started Interesting IG post by David Alan Harvey in Leica M-A / M7 / MP and Film M.
     I absolutely do not live in the past. Yet there are always reference points. From a pure street shooting standpoint I don’t think there was ever anything more rewarding than an M6 and Kodachr...
  • Steve Ricoh%s's Photo
    Steve Ricoh has started Style Mill in Architecture.
    M240 35 f/2 asph Styal Mill by -Steve Ricoh-
  • HeinzX%s's Photo
    HeinzX has started The ghost in teh goldfish pond in Other.
    The ghost in the goldfish pond - a processed picture, Original photo with SL and 90/280 at280mm.
  • ldhrads%s's Photo
    ldhrads has started Moving in Leica M Lenses.
    Next month wife and I will be leaving our home of 21 years and moving to a new city.  My question is how best to prepare and transport my SL, M9, MM  and about 14 lenses?  Any sugges...
    • pgk

      Pelicase. Great protection.

    • tobey bilek

      lenses go in white sweat socks.  cameras go in Chevas Regal scotch bags. Or just hand towels.   Wrap previous up in small bubble wrap and tape, put into cardboard box.  Put box inside second box and line with large bubble wrap.  

       

      Put in car trunk and drive.     Only one uses rest area at a time.   If you have a van or truck,  food cooler is good disguise.   Move into room at night if required.  Buy a nice photo cart or luggage cart if you must.   Park where you can watch car.

  • Keith (M)%s's Photo
    Keith (M) has started On the Cafe Table in Landscape & Travel.
    At the National Trust property 'Batemans' (former home of Rudyard Kipling). M240, 21-35mm Vario Elmar-R.  
    • abrewer

      Simple is better

       

      Always

       

      Thanks for sharing

  • BlackDE%s's Photo
    BlackDE has started Flugfeld Tempelhof in Landschaft & Reise.
    M9 + 35mm
  • Louis%s's Photo
    Louis has started Monkey jewelry in Other.
    Leica CL [attachment=463686:L1040019.jpg]
  • Louis%s's Photo
    Louis has started From Fendi windows in Other.
    A colorful decoration from Fend windows in the Design District, Miami.   Leica CL + Nikkor 50mm, f/1.4 [attachment=463684:L1020063.jpg]  
  • kyashan%s's Photo
    kyashan has started an unconventional review in Leica CL Forum.
    I don't know if you'll appreciate this review. For two reasons: - my bad english - I'm non a photographer. I'm barely have to start learning about this mysterious and fashinating world. Hence I de...
    • grahamhoey

      Your English is great and your review of your new camera even better. Puts in words how many of us feel about Leica.

    • ayewing

      Yes, Leica has the same effect on a lot of us. I first experienced it when I bought my first Leica M2 back in the 1970s.  The CL had the same effect when I finally got my hands on one early this year.

       

      Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your contributions and if you need help we are a friendly lot.

  • Holger1%s's Photo
    Holger1 has started Leitz Milar an SL in Leica SL System.
    SL + Adapter-R + Milar 40mm
    • thowi

      Hallo Holger,

       

      SL + Adapter-R + Milar 40mm

       

      jetzt haust Du aber einen raus.  :)

       

      Leitz Objektive wovon man kaum etwas von liest, hört und geschweige sieht. Zumindest die einschlägige Fachliteratur schweigt sich dazu nahezu aus. Ich mußte schon recht tief kramen. In der "Leica Fotoschule" von Claus Militz und Urs Tiermanns, erschienen im Verlag Photographie, Jahrgang 1986 findet sich genau eine Erwähnung des Typs. Die Rede ist von dem Leitz Milar 1:4,5/ 42mm, womit die Ur-Leica ausgestattet ist. Dies ist jedoch auch schon der einzige Hinweis.

       

      Bilder die mit diesen Objektiven entstanden sind habe ich bisher noch nie gesehen und schon daher darf ich mich bei Dir bedanken.

       

      Bild drei und vier verblüffen zudem wegen einer tollen Bildgestaltung. 

       

      Klasse und gerne mehr davon.

       

      Gruß

      Thomas

    • wpo

      Uralte Gurken aus der Zeit der Übersichtsmakrokameras im Format 9x12 und 13x18, also Zwischenkriegszeit.

      Naja, Gurken ist vielleicht ein wenig übertrieben, aber es war die Reihe der preiswürdigeren und etwas einfacheren Lupen-Objektive neben den Makro (Lupen) -Summaren. Weit vor den bis in jüngere Zeit gelieferten und auch heute noch als sehr gut zu bezeichnenden Photaren, insbesondere die Photare in 2. Version. Die Milare wurden zum Teil noch in einer hellen, klar lackierten Messingfassung geliefert. Die Nachkriegsausführungen sind immerhin mit einer einfachen Vergütung versehen.

      Unterlagen darüber gibt es reichlich, aber eben aus der Mikro-Sparte, denn sie waren eigentlich auch nicht für Kleinbild sondern eben für die sehr langen Auszüge der Großformat-Mikrokameras gerechnet.

      Freundliche Grüße

      Wolfgang

  • Suuumm55%s's Photo
    Suuumm55 has started Gesichtspunkt........ in Tier & Natur.
    -
  • Bux_Baum%s's Photo
    Bux_Baum has started Help identifying this model in Leica Collectors & Historica.
    My grandfather gave me this camera to check if it's worth something in case he decides to sell it at some point. But I'm having trouble identifying what model it is exactly. I think it looks like a...
    • Bux_Baum

      Oh very interesting.

      Thanks a lot guys

    • pgk

      Started life as a model I, 1927. ..... Certainly, after the wasr 1952+, top plate updated with GMBH, paint filling, and replaced body shell, but still without slow speeds. Chrome knobs likely added then also.  Probably a complete overhaul in the mid 1950 -1970. 

       

      In today's world we don't think in terms of keeping equipment going to decades so I really appreciate someone's determination to upgrade and overhaul a camera to ensure that it was more usable than when originally supplied. I really like stories like this which to me give a camera more appeal than an original would - but then I'm not really a collector just someone who rather likes quirky equipment sometimes :).

  • Hans-Peter%s's Photo
    Hans-Peter has started Holiday home in Nature & Wildlife.
    [attachment=463645:gang.jpg]
    • abrewer

      A secluded refuge

       

      Nice 

  • Hans-Peter%s's Photo
    Hans-Peter has started Abends ... in Landschaft & Reise.
    [attachment=463644:wein.jpg] ... vor der Ferienwohnung.
    • Alex U.

      Abends: Der Tag und der Wein im Glas neigen sich.

       

      xyz.

       

      Meinst du, dass sich das glas etwas neigt? Tatsächlich. Dem ist aber im Lightroom nicht beizukommen. Das liegt einfach an der Ferienwohnung.

    • Hans-Peter

      Meinst du, dass sich das glas etwas neigt? Tatsächlich. Dem ist aber im Lightroom nicht beizukommen. Das liegt einfach an der Ferienwohnung.

       

       

      Das mag sein. Alles schon etwas in die Jahre gekommen.  ;)

      [attachment=463658:gang.jpg]

  • pedaes%s's Photo
    pedaes has started Porsche fest in Sports & Leisure Time.
    This years Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrated 70 years of Porsche. The central sculpture featured six cars high in sky. M10/ 50mm APO-Summicron with Polorizing filter.
    • abrewer

      Yes, I too without any sense of scale in the photo, am struggling with this picture..

    • pedaes

      Agree it is difficult to see scale - but they are real cars. I only had a 50mm with me. You can see the sculpture in the background of this shot.

  • gwpics%s's Photo
    gwpics has started Graduation Day in Street Photography.
    Graduation Day - Southampton, England   Leica M240 + 35 Summarit f2.5   Gerry  
  • A.A.S.Schaefer%s's Photo
    A.A.S.Schaefer has started Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm ASPH & Marumi DHG Achromat 200 ... in Leica M Objektive.
    Hallo zusammen,       da mir ein Leica Macro-Adapter-M zu teuer ist, einfache Nahlinsen aber zu unscharf sind, habe ich mir einen Achromaten gekauft mit 5 Dioptrien. Ich fand da...
    • A.A.S.Schaefer

      Danke für den Kommentar! Es kam eine Leica M-P 240 zum Einsatz. Anbei noch ein Makro mit Blende 5,6.

    • A.A.S.Schaefer

      Hier ein nicht perfektes, jedoch im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, cremiges Makro mit Blende 2 (ich hatte versucht, bei windigen Verhältnissen auf den Blütenstempel scharf zu stellen)

  • Neotsob%s's Photo
    Neotsob has started Wich nd filter for my Leica Q in Leica Q.
    What filter can be used?
    • HighlandK

      What filter can be used?


      The short, and unhelpful answer is ‘any that fit’! You pose a very open ended question! I think you need to be more specific to get a useful response, for example grads or solid NDs. How do you intend using the NDs? Do you want to attach the solid density ND to the filter ring and have various densities of ND or a variable density ND? If grads you will need an add on system like the Lee 7.

  • rchrd%s's Photo
    rchrd has started Fujifilm vs Leica in Leica T / TL System.
    This is my experience in case you ever wondered if "Fuji is the new Leica". (I previously owned an X, T, and a TL2 with the 11-23mm, 23mm and 35mm)   -Leica has better glass. Unquestionably. F...
    • FrozenInTime

      I first bought a X100F as an AF compliment to my M cameras.
      However I was forever unintentionally pushing buttons and the AF missed on grab shots.
      I also struggled with the X100 in the dark.

      On announcement of the TL2 1.4 FW, I bought one of those.
      My hit rate with MF 21,28 and 35mm M lenses is way higher than the X100.
      I tried the 23mm TL lens - but that makes thing worse : CA and the dial assignments changing.
      So I’m going to stick to MF M lenses with emphasis on the 28mm summicron.
      I am however disappointed at how much worse the TL2 screen is in sunlight, compared the the Ricoh GR - that makes me contemplate the CL.

      Meanwhile I am still waiting for the perfect EVF camera optimized for MF and M lenses.
      A M10 like body with EVF and focus cam magnification and Ricoh GXR-M like B&W high pass edge detect.

      Always wary to the point of never trying one, of the Sony cameras and the thick sensor glass restricting glass choices.

    • frame-it

      Manual focus with M lens and others is perfectly fine on the T and its variants..the OP was talking about TL lenses and mentioned fuji glass is soft.

       

       

      I first bought a X100F as an AF compliment to my M cameras.
      However I was forever unintentionally pushing buttons and the AF missed on grab shots.
      I also struggled with the X100 in the dark.

      On announcement of the TL2 1.4 FW, I bought one of those.
      My hit rate with MF 21,28 and 35mm M lenses is way higher than the X100.
      I tried the 23mm TL lens - but that makes thing worse : CA and the dial assignments changing.
      So I’m going to stick to MF M lenses with emphasis on the 28mm summicron.
      I am however disappointed at how much worse the TL2 screen is in sunlight, compared the the Ricoh GR - that makes me contemplate the CL.

      Meanwhile I am still waiting for the perfect EVF camera optimized for MF and M lenses.
      A M10 like body with EVF and focus cam magnification and Ricoh GXR-M like B&W high pass edge detect.

      Always wary to the point of never trying one, of the Sony cameras and the thick sensor glass restricting glass choices.

  • mikozia%s's Photo
    mikozia has started Hair stylist in People.
    Busy at work...    
    • Bill W

      Very nice.

    • mikozia

      Thank you Bill W.

  • mikozia%s's Photo
    mikozia has started Listen brother! in Street Photography.
    Sibbling altercation   T w/Vario-Elmar 55-135 ASPH.      
    • abrewer

      I remember those

       

      How much difference in age? I'd guess 16 months.

  • Louis%s's Photo
    Louis has started The cat woman in People.
    Leica CL + Nikkor 50 mm, f/1.4 [attachment=463598:L1020057.jpg]
  • tomrc%s's Photo
    tomrc has started TL2 1.4 update help in Leica T / TL System.
     Sorry for such a simple question, but I have not updated the firmware in my Leica camera before now. The 1.4 update instructions say to"Turn on the camera-while simultaneously pressing the vi...
    • FrozenInTime

      Yes Fn button. Don’t worry about soft assignments.
      There will then be screen prompts before you commit to executing the upgrade.

    • tomrc

      Thank you very much. Works fine.

  • HeinzX%s's Photo
    HeinzX has started Green wilderness in Tier & Natur.
    Green wilderness - SL and 24/90.
    • Dao De Leitz

      .... bewildered {-ness} ?

  • Questions%s's Photo
    Questions has started Frage Leuchtrahmen mit 35mm in Leica M8 / M8.2.
    Guten Abend!   Ich bin jetzt seit einigen Tagen glücklicher Besitzer einer M8.   Probehalber habe ich ein Voigtländer 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar vom netten Nachbarn geliehen, bis mein bestell...
    • 01af

      Ist es normal, daß der Hebel weder links noch rechts einrastet?


      Ja, selbstverständlich ist das normal. Es wäre ein grober Konstruktionsfehler, wenn der Bildfeldwählhebel in den verschiedenen Stellungen einrasten würde. Schließlich würde dann die automatische Wahl des zum jeweiligen Objektiv passenden Leuchtrahmenpaares nicht mehr funktionieren, und man müßte das Rahmenpaar stets von Hand wählen. Dann würde man immer wieder versehentlich mit dem falschen Rahmenpaar arbeiten.

       

      Wie kann das sein, wenn das 35 mm eigentlich zu einem 47 mm wird?


      Ganz einfach: Weil das 35er eben nicht eigentlich zu einem 47er wird. Seine Brennweite ist und bleibt 35 mm.

    • Dao De Leitz

      ... Wie kann das sein, wenn das 35mm eigentlich zu einem 47mm wird?


      Antworten zu 'Questions' -  bezüglich dem Leuchtrahmen bzw. der Einspiegelung im Sucherfenster.:   Objektivadapter M auf M39


      Viel Freude mit der Macht !

      Gruß Thorsten

  • Drummerman%s's Photo
    Drummerman has started Alone in Street Photography.
    01000588-01 by Ro Akert, on Flickr
    • Ari Kfir

      Cheerfully and colorfully alone.

    • Ari Kfir

      Alone in the empty market.

  • norma%s's Photo
    norma has started Ergebnisse der neuen Spielzeuge aus Braunschweig in Leica Sammler & Historica.
    Heute bin ich dazu gekommen auch das Color Skopar 3,5/50mm sowie das Nokton 1,5/50mm an meiner Leica M3 DS auszuprobieren. Dazu habe ich einen Adox Silvermax Film genutzt und auch den entsprechende...
    • halo

      Hätt' ich nieee gedacht!

    • norma

      Hätt' ich nieee gedacht!

      Ganz ehrlich? Zumindest bei dem Nokton hätte ich eine Differenz zum Entfernungsmesser erwartet aber nichts da, es passt, selbst bei f/1,5

      Nun muss ich dieses Dreiergespann häufiger verwenden, denke ich.

  • dkmoore%s's Photo
    dkmoore has started Leica MM1 - Removing the black paint in Leica M Monochrom.
    Curious how difficult it would be to remove the black paint from a V1 Monochrome.   What would I use? Just some sandpaper for metal or would that take too long?   Oddly enough I love the...
    • dkmoore

      Easy.  Just use it daily for 25 years or so....

       

      Seriously, since the MMv1 is black chrome, not paint over brass, i don´t think you would like the result, even if you did find a way to "rub it off".  I own  an old, black chrome Leicaflex SL (the old, film one) that I did use mercilessly for several years.  All beaten up and internally worn out - but that black finish is still pristine...

       

       

      I guess I confused the MM1. I thought it was black paint rather than black chrome. 

    • dkmoore

      My MM1 is nearly six years old, and is showing a little silvering around the edges. On the flat part of the top deck, it is shiny and has gone a much lighter, greyer colour. Looks used, but not in the nice way a black paint camera can. Red Dot Cameras were selling an MM1 that the previous owner had polished, and it looked terrible in the photos. It was on their site for a long time (might still be) and it was going for cheaper than the other, unpolished MM1s.

       

      It would only look good if the brass color completely shows through. I wasn't aiming for the Kravitz look, more the J. Marshall. But I won't get there if its black chrome. 

       

      I will probably leave it alone. Was curious how hard it would be.

  • graeme_hutton%s's Photo
    graeme_hutton has started Typ 109 iZoom in Leica D-Lux / Digilux / V-Lux.
    Could someone please tell me what I’m doing wrong? I fancy trying the ‘iZoom’ feature on my 109 but note it is greyed out and unavailable in the menu. I’ve been round and round the manual trying to...
    • Andreas Braun

      Set it up as you suggested Andreas and working a treat now. Won’t use it much but it’s handy to know it’s there if needed.

      Best

      Graeme

      That's my usage as well. Glad you like it. BTW, I'm using Fn2 [WIFI] for this application. Never use WIFI because it transfers only JPGs and it's kind of cumbersome.

       

      Andreas

    • graeme_hutton

      That's my usage as well. Glad you like it. BTW, I'm using Fn2 [WIFI] for this application. Never use WIFI because it transfers only JPGs and it's kind of cumbersome.
       
      Andreas


      That’s what I chose too.

      G

  • thowi%s's Photo
    thowi has started "R" im Schatten der "M" - Artikel in Photoskala in Leica R System.
    Hallo zusammen,   ein allseits geschätzter Forumskollege machte mich heute über den Artikel "R im Schatten der M in Photoskala aufmerksam. Schon in der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift "Photo...
    • Arkadin


      gemeint ist wohl Thorsten Overgaard

       

       

      Der Herr war mir bisher nicht bekannt, ist das auch so eine Art Ken Rockwell?

    • Jan Böttcher

      Die Erwähnung führt öfter mal zu "Exzessen" und manchmal dann zu Eingriffen durch die Rennleitung. Das ist WIMRE bei Ken Rockwell noch nicht passiert.

  • jaapv%s's Photo
    jaapv has started What do I dislike on the CL ? in Leica CL Forum.
    Three things: 1  The wandering focus point 2. There is no early warning of a near-empty battery, it simply dies unexpectedly. 3. The handgrip has no quick-release or easy access to the battery...
    • ramarren

      "Capture Assistants" is not in the list of options that can be added to "Favorites."  It would be helpful to have it there, or else have the CL's center button toggle the display same as the M240.

       

       

      Interesting. I hadn't noticed that. Thanks!

       

      I probably don't change those things often enough to need them in Favorites ... I tend to set them on or off and want them to stick for whatever session I'm doing. But it would be nice. :)

       

      Just like I don't see the wandering focus point since I don't have any native lenses. Even if I did, I guess I don't hit the four way controller very easily when handling the camera because I usually have the half case fitted (unless I've got the camera stripped so I can fit a plate for my tripod heads' QR clamp). Having that few mm more on the body insets the four way controller pad enough that I need my thumbnail to touch the directional arrows. 

    • JorisV

      I know; I know; Joris ! You already expressed many times in different threads your feeling about that “madness”!.... You have a different way of using a camera from me and some others. It is clear!...

      I am happy for you that you don’t have any issue with the focusing point!.... ... Good for you!...

      Now, keep shooting and posting; so, we may learn something..... lol

       

      Louis, why such a reaction?  I actually said that having it as a menu option would make sense... which BTW you did not...

  • jpreisch%s's Photo
    jpreisch has started Altered perspective in Nature & Wildlife.
    Q  
    • abrewer

      This too is one of the fine shots on your website

       

      It looks marvelous here, too

  • jaapv%s's Photo
    jaapv has started Hunting Gulls in Nature & Wildlife.
    CL, MR Telyt 500/8.0       [attachment=463519:gullhunt.jpg]
    • abrewer

      Fantastic!!!

  • vaotix%s's Photo
    vaotix has started DNG Files in Windows 10 in Leica M (Type 240 / 262).
    Wondering if anyone else has this issue. When I try to view DNG RAW files from my M240 in Windows 10's Photos app, they appear tiny. I have to open them in Lightroom or Capture One for them to show...
    • Exodies

      You need to install a codec to interpret DNG files. Adobe seems to be a bit slow to release them for windows; google might show you some third party options

    • vaotix

      After some more testing, I have interesting results. The Photos app (the default photo viewing app in Windows 10) still only shows the preview after installing the Adobe codec (couldn't find any credible free 3rd party ones) but when I use Windows Photo Viewer - which is being deprecated by Microsoft soon - it works just fine and the DNG files load properly in full resolution. So it seems like the issue is Microsoft's Photos app has a bug when dealing with DNG files specifically because Windows Photo Viewer and other 3rd party applications like Lightroom and C1 have no issues with them. Also weird because as I said, the Photos app loads other RAW files just fine.

  • enboe%s's Photo
    enboe has started M Monochrom Mk 0 (a.k.a. M8/8.2) in Leica M Monochrom.
    Any objections in renaming the M8 and M8.2 as the Monochrom Mk 0?  My friend iFroggie continues to amaze folks with his M8.2 monochrom work, no filters or anything special.   Eric
  • jpreisch%s's Photo
    jpreisch has started Integrity in Nature & Wildlife.
    Type 109  
    • Bill W

      Beautiful in black & white.

    • abrewer

      Gladiolus

       

      Magnificent

  • Keith (M)%s's Photo
    Keith (M) has started Bodium Castle in Architecture.
    A National Trust property in East Sussex.  M240, 21-35mm Vario Elmar-R.  
  • Keith (M)%s's Photo
    Keith (M) has started English Summer Idyll in Landscape & Travel.
    Taken at 'Batemans' - former home of Rudyard Kipling and now a National Trust property. M240, 21-35mm Vario Elmar-R.  
    • abrewer

      When the water's ruffled by the breeze,
      And it laps upon the shore,
      The sound is very soothing and it,
      Makes me yearn for more.

       

      Reflections, by Douglas Hill

    • Keith (M)

      Thank you for the quote!