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  1. I have a Canon 5D which I use most of the time and a G7 to use as a pocket camera. For times when the 5D plus 24-105 lens is too big and I want more fun than the G7 will give, I was thinking of a D2. In fact, I put a $100 non-refundable down payment on a used (excellent ++) D2 from Tamarkin this morning. I am beginning to think I am crazy to pay almost $900 for a four-year-old 5MP camera with an EVF, long (by today's standards) shutter lag, and reported issues with sensor failure. On the other hand, the camera/lens are calling me, and the photo examples I have seen do seem to have a certain look about them. Does such a look really exist with this camera, or does it just seem this way because most who use this camera happen to be goood photographers? If there is such a look, does it come from the lens or from the in-camera image processing? Do the D2 users here tend to use JPEG most of the time?
  2. I love my D2, but unfortunately I found a problem in Digilux 2 manual focus @ infinity. Basically manual focus @ infinity will not focus on infinity at all. Here is my test: [1] Put camera on tripod, set aperture @ F2, set zoom @ 28 mm, and set focus distance at infinity. I took a picture, and I found both foreground and background are blur, and I don't even know where is the focus. [2] Set focus @ AF, point to infinity, and took second picture when AF indicate light is green. this picture is very sharp, both background and foreground, which is expected. It looks like this problem only occur at bigger aperture (F2, F2.8, F4), when I use F5.6 and F8, manual focus @ infinity seems work fine, I got sharp image. I think this issue will make manual "zone focus" difficult. I am not sure if this happened to me, or someone else also experienced the same issue? thanks a lot!!
  3. Hi All Not long ago I finally took my Digilux 2 to a Leica store for inspection and repair. I have always suspected the reason why I got dead black screen and couldn't power on was the image sensor (or whatever reason that everyone else had). The shop examined it and reported that they couldn't fix it because Leica no longer produced the parts for Digilux 2. I know it's my fault to have waited this long to try fixing it, but I've always thought Leica would value its machines well enough to at least keep the capability of repairing them. I don't know what to do now. The shop I brought it in was a legit distributor in Taipei. They claimed they have called Germany headquarters and no luck with spare parts. Should I try Leica Germany again? Or Leica US? Or is there any third party Leica-specialist repair shop I can go to? Perhaps use the parts from the Panasonic counterpart of Digilux 2? Sorry for the rambling. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks. HC
  4. Hello, this is my first post on the forum. Am currently reading page 81 of 117 pages on this thread so I don't know if this has already been posted. I am actively searching for a D2 and contacted Leica UK the other day asking about free sensor replacement. Was told by Customer Services that; ' up until quite recently, sensor replacement on the Digilux 2 was carried out free of charge, but as of 2013 this is no longer the case ' So there is now a charge and it was suggested that this would be under £200. My apologies if I am posting something you all already knew...
  5. Has this been discussed? A search didn't find anything. The D2 has a great lens; does it have a 'sweet spot' as many lenses do?
  6. Every time I switch my Digilux 2 on I get the following message: Please set the clock clock set - menu Yes, the clock needs reseting as it's gone back to the 1/1/2004 date. Not the biggest problem, but a bit annoying. Does anyone have any ideas for a solution?
  7. Ok, this is a bit out of season, but hopefully no one will mind. I shot this on a backpacking trip in New Hampshire in October. In addition to the amazing ability of the Digilux 2 to capture the image, is the fact that I was bending over with a 40lb pack on my back to shoot this in the early morning light. Thank you for looking. kaethe
  8. I have a Digilux 2 on the way, courtesy of EBay, and wondered what others were using for a remote shutter release. I tend to do a lot of night shots and would like to see how the camera handles daytime long exposures with an ND filter. Appreciate any guidance. Christian
  9. Hi, I just received a digilux 2 in the post today and there is a problem with it. It looks like the sensor needs replacing. Here's an image of the display from the lcd However, I currently can not find a SDSC card at home so have yet to try it with a memory card in. I have already contacted leica via phone about the issue and was told it sounded like the sensor has given up but they also said just to try it with a card just in case. Is someone able to confirm whether this is the sensor from the image shown? I need to contact the seller and may not be able to find/buy a smaller card in the next few days. Thanks. Jack
  10. I've read a few very interesting pieces on the Digilux, including Andy Piper's excellent Photo.net review, Torsten Overgaard's inspiring article and C. Garrard's more recent and positive "re-review". I'm pretty intrigued by this camera. Accepting the various flaws of the camera (RAW buffer, EVF, ISO noise etc) and that it is by today's standards old tech, how would it be to use it as a completely manual camera akin to how one uses an analog M? I mean I usually don't take photos at a faster rate than 10 secs between them and provided one can live with the EVF I guess it should be fine to use manual focus at all times. The lens seems to be able to produce really nice photos, esp black and white and at 100 ISO. Perhaps I'm completely wrong, but this camera seems like a pretty cool camera to have and use. Cheers Philip
  11. Hi, trotz intensiver Suche habe ich keine Information erhalten, über ein Firmwareupdate. Gab es welche und wenn ja wie viele? Und wenn ja wo kann ich sie finden - auf der L-Homepage jedenfalls nicht ! Oder habe ich etwas übersehn? Welche Speicherkartengröße und Geschwindigkeit ist möglich? Bringt eine schnelle Karte überhaupt etwas? Z.Z. benutze ich 512 MB - Standard ( finde ich sehr langsam) Bitte um kurzfristige Antwort. Danke und
  12. Guest

    Best Digilux 2 SD Card?

    I just bought a nice used Digilux 2 and understand that it will only accept up to 2 GB SD cards. I have a standard Sandisk 2 GB card for it, but would like to know if getting either a Sandisk Extreme III or Ultra II is worth the extra cost as far as gaining noticeable performance, upload speed, etc.? I've read 4-5 year old comments/reviews saying Sandisk Extreme II, 2 GB cards work well in Digilux 2's but apparently Extreme II cards aren't made any longer - only "Extreme III". Are the 2 GB Ex. III's and/or Ultra II or III's compatible with the D2 and if so, will I gain any noticeable speed by using them with such an old camera, or should I just keep using the regular 2 GB SD card? (I will seldom, if ever, use the "burst" function). Thanks.
  13. I recently acquired a mint used Leica Digilux 2 to compliment my Panasonic Lumix LC1 (boy do I feel lucky!). I do a lot of landscape photography and want to explore the use of "variable graduated neutral density filter systems" with the Digilux 2 and Lumix LC1. Has anyone had any experience with this technique? Can you recommend some filter systems (LEE, Heliopan, B+W) that can be used on the 69 mm filter size of the D2 and the LC1. I am particularly impressed by the following as I have a polarizer from Heliopan for my LC1: I have the 69mm - 77 mm Leica D2 adapter: Amazon.com: Heliopan 77mm Variable Gray ND Filter- Heliopan 707790: Camera & Photo I am constantly amazed how good the D2 and LC1 perform - even after so many years! I almost always grab the LC1 camera when I head out outside for a day of photo shooting. Thanks again for any and all input and recommendations John
  14. I have recently purchased a little used D2. It has had its sensor replaced. When turning on and off, or when it is exposed to bright lights, there is a quiet ticking or clicking noise to be heard, coming from the front of the camera. I cannot be more specific than that. Has anybody else had a similar issue and do you know what it is? thanks Robert
  15. I have noticed that most D2s seem to have arc shaped scratches near the strap lugs, which appear to be caused by the plastic connector covers scratching against the sides when the camera is being carried. Some of the non-OEM straps available have protectors in place to stop this but I note that the Leica straps (even for the M series) do not. Until my new strap arrives, I have found that a small circle of felt can be placed over the lug and the strap connected over the top to prevent such scratches. It doesn't look too bad (see attached) as a short term measure but more importantly it should prevent my camera body becoming scored like every other D2 seems to be. I hope that this helps someone.
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  17. Hier der Link zum auslesen (Seite unten). Ob es bei der Digi 3 auch funktioniert werde ich Sonntag versuchen. Solltet Ihr vorher testen können Bitte Info! leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Sites - Leica Digilux 2 sample photos and tests (as well as Panasonic DMC-LC1) - PAGE 4 - How to buy a Leica Digilux 2 second hand Hier in deutsch (Googleübersetzer): Herausfinden der tatsächlichen Auslöser setzt auf eine Digilux 2 1a. Setzen Sie einen vollständig aufgeladenen Akku ein. 1b. Legen Sie eine SD-Karte und ein paar picutres. 1c. Schalten Sie die Kamera "Aus". 2. Stellen Sie den Modus-Wahlrad auf "Single Bild". 3. Gleichzeitig; drücken Sie die "Flash"-Taste (die kleine Taste auf der rechten Oberseite der Kamera) und "Up" auf dem Kreuz-Taste: Schalten Sie das Gerät auf "On", während Sie diese beiden unten zu halten. 4. Gleichzeitig; drücken Sie die "Flash", "Menu" und "Left" auf das Kreuz drücken. Dadurch werden Sie auf einen Fehlercode Speicher Leinwand zu bringen. 5. Gleichzeitig; drücken Sie auf "Flash", "Menu" und "Left" wieder. Dies bringt Ihnen einen Überblick auf dem Bildschirm angezeigt: VER 1.0B: 001D (oder ähnliche Firmware-Version). NO:. S010XXXXXXXXXX (eine 12-stellige Nummer mit einem "S"-Präfix, wahrscheinlich eine Hauptplatine Seriennummer). PWRCNT: XXXX (die Anzahl der Male die Kamera auf, wurde "Power On Count" gedreht). SHTCNT: XXXX (die Anzahl der Auslöser abgefeuert, "Shutter Count"). STBCNT: XXX (die Anzahl der Flash fired, "Strobe Count"). 6. Schalten Sie "Off" die Macht.
  18. Hallo, ich bin neu im Forum obwohl ich die Digilux 2 schon seit ca. 6 Jahren benutze. Bitte um Nachsicht falls ich etwas falsch mache... Hier meine Frage: Kann mir jemand erkären warum das Glas vom Okular oben schön am Metallrahmen anliegt jedoch unten ca 1 mm nach innen versetzt ist. Es sitzt also schräg im Sucher drin. Ist das überhaupt so richtig, muß das nicht auch unten schön anliegen? Ich kann keine optische Notwendigkeit dafür erkennen. Schaut Ihr bitte mal nach, ob das bei Eurer Kamera auch so ist. Vielen Dank und "buenos Dias":)
  19. herzie

    Digilux 2

    Hallo, die Digilux 2 scheint ja auch heute noch einen festen (begeisterten) Benutzerkreis zu haben. Liegt es am guten Objektiv oder hat die Kamera noch andere Qualitäten ? Ist sie vielleicht sogar als Alternative zur M8 zu sehen, wenn der Brennweitenbereich ausreicht ?
  20. All with the Digilux 2 To preface this, I am married to a Japanese woman and this trip was to introduce our 8 month old to the family and friends, there was no touring around the country this time as we mostly hung around the house, so I just set about going out and doing some random street shooting around town ( a few were taken in Osaka ) Here is a few and the link to the gallery. Japan 2010 gallery
  21. henkada


    This summer I have made beautiful pictures at France, Normandy and the Cote d'Azur. And this weekend: Sail Amsterdam 2010. Normally I use Fuji film, Velvia and Provia, on Nikon camera's and the Mamiya 7. I do this because I love projection slides. When I digitize the films by a well known lab, the results are not as good as what I get from the Digilux. Thanks Thorsten Overgaard. I have only 2 small problems. I cannot use a SD card bigger than 2Gb and the battery is empty very fast. Is there any solution??
  22. Hi forum, One more outstanding job for my lovely Digilux 2 HD time laps with motion head Test results aka video teaser via following link and password: dom This is a password protected video on Vimeo Some more photos of the technical setup via timelock leica digilux 2 time laps equipment Best regards JJ
  23. the back covering on my Digilux 2 is starting to stretch and slip off. Is there a replacement covering available?
  24. pop


    This is a 100% crop out of a handheld shot, taken with a Digilux 2. [ATTACH]216613[/ATTACH]
  25. I'm pretty new at this, but I believe it is possible to make good copies of my 35mm slides using a lightbox, a frame to hold the camera, and a close-up lens (with a step-up adaptor to use a 77mm lens). I have rather limited financial resources and don't want to go out and buy all sorts of lenses and experiment if someone already knows how. Obviously my frame will need to be a specific height (which I can make), and since I'm shooting RAW, I can tweak the colour balance and so forth through Photoshop as required. In any case, many of my slides go back to the bad days of Agfa and Anscochrome and will need major work. Only the Kodachrome ones are any good, which fortunately is the bulk. I digress. Can anyone help me get started please ? I'd be very grateful. PS I'm so new at this, I have yet to take delivery of my Digilux 2 which I bought only a couple of days ago. Prior to that I had a Contax G2 kit. Foz
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