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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. 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...
  4. As I stated in another thread, my beloved D2 failed yesterday. Only vertical stripes: sensor died. Appearantly Leica is replacing them under warranty because the Sony sensors fail. I read somewhere that only some batches have this annoying problem. I can't find out any more. So here I go: mine is serial 2990xxx. What's yours? Or is yours still OK? If so, what's the serial?
  5. Liebe Mitglieder, Ich habe eine Digilux 2 mit einer späten Seriennummer, also zu einer Zeit gebaut, wo es keine Probleme mit dem Sensor geben soll wie bei den früheren Produktionen. Jetzt ist es mir passiert, dass die Camera von Zeit zu Zeit nicht mehr anging, dann aber wieder doch, also soetwas wie ein Wackelkontakt. Wenn sie angeht ist sie voll funktionsfähig, wenn sie nicht angeht passiert gar nichts. Ich habe sie zu Leica eingeschickt und telefonisch erklärt bekommen, die Camera sei nicht mehr reparabel, da die Elektronik kaputt sei und Leica die entsprechende Platine nicht mehr lagert. Auch auf wiederholte Nachfrage wurde mir nicht gesagt, was genau kaputt sei und stattdessen angeboten zu einem ermäßigten Preis eine neue Camera zu kaufen. Meine Frage ist nun, ob jemand jemanden kennt, dem ich die Camera zur Reperatur schicken kann? Der Defekt ist ja an/aus, es müsste sich also um ein relativ grobstoffliches Problem handeln, dass ggf. auch ohne neue Platine repariert werden könnte. Auch würde ich gerne wissen, ob ich anderenfals die Platine von der baugleichen Pannasonic benutzen könnte? Ich bin Geigenbaumeister und war sehr glücklich mit dieser Camera um meine Instrumente abzulichten! Sie war für mich als Laie perfekt und lieferte sehr charmante Photos. Liebe Grüße und vielen Dank für die Hilfe :-)
  6. I currently own a Digilux 2. My only frustrations are maximum focal length (90mm in 35mm equiv), resolution of sensor (OK for 11x14 print) and max ISO (400). As photographers tend to do, I find myself wondering if a Digilux 3 would offer noticeable improvements in those areas, so I am asking those who have used both models to opine. Rich
  7. Hi, I am new this forum - new to Leica. I used to use Nikon F2 for years then Kodak DCS 760 but too heavy and bulky with lots of after processing of raw. So I read the threads for D2 and decided to have one even the short falls and bought a sensor replaced one from Pop Flash. Their service was excellent!. Now my question is a filter on this beautiful lens. I ususally do not put filter on the lens but this is a beautiful one and looks susceptable to contact and marks on the glass. The size of the filter is 69mm which is hard to get one. Would it effect picture if I put 69 to 67 adjustment ring and fit 67mm filter on it? If anyone fit a filter on D2, please share your opinion. Thanks,
  8. From the album: RLW 1

    © Robert Whitehead

  9. Wer hat Lust seine 5 besten Bilder aus den Schwestern hier zu präsentieren? Zur Erinnerung an eine Leica wie es sie so nicht wieder geben wird.
  10. Hallo, ich habe meine Digilux 2 seit 11 Jahren. Ich habe vor einigen Jahren einen no-name Ersatzakku gekauft. Ich habe die letzten Jahre die Kamera selten benutzt - der Akku war schnell leer. Zuletzt lädt der Akku ca. 10 min auf - dann erlischt das grüne Licht beim Ladegerät - wenn ich den Batterie fest hineindrücke - leuchtet das Gerät wieder für eine Minute - und so weiter. Der Akku ist dann nur wenig aufgeladen. Frage: Genügt es einen neuen Akku zu kaufen oder ist das Ladegerät defekt? Kann man das Ladegerät einfach testen? Im Internetversand wird ein Set mit 2 akkus + Ladegerät um ca.40 € angeboten. Ist das empfehlenswert? Danke im Voraus für die Tipps. Imkerjoe
  11. Hi, I suffered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome from 2005 through 2012. After that I never touched a camera for two years. Just wanted to let you know how I recovered. I purchased a Digilux 2. This was after reading through all the threads here. Thank-you all, and to the inomparable D2, for helping me. Over and Out.
  12. Hello, ok, here there are. At your own risk. For me it works fine. :-) 1) Make sure that you have insert a full battery in your D2! Put a sd-card into the slot and make some pictures. Turn the power "Off". 2) Set the mode dial to "Single picture". 3) Press "Flash" (the small button on the right top of the cam) and "Up" on the cross key simultan, hold them and turn "On" the power. 4) Press simultan "Flash", "Menu" and "Left". Now you are at the error code memory screen. 5) Press simultan "Flash", "Menu" and "Left" again and whoops here are the most interesting infos. The camera information is interpreted below: VER 1.0B : 001D -> Firmware version is 1.0B. NO.: S010XXXXXXXXXX -> A 12-digit number with a "S" prefix. (Motherboard serial number?) PWRCNT: 834 -> Power On Count, the number of times camera turned on. SHTCNT: 5873 -> Shutter Count, the number of times shutter fired. STBCNT: 80 -> Strobe Count, the number of times flash fired. 6) Turn "Off" the power. This procedure works also with the lumic lc1. Have fun :-) Regards Peter
  13. When I removed the Digilux 2 from its bag today and turned its switch to "on" there was no response. No image through the viewfinder, the flash would not go off. Nothing. The battery was just charged. Could the battery have failed? Is there a way to test it? Where should it be taken for repairs? Thnaks for all responses.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. the back covering on my Digilux 2 is starting to stretch and slip off. Is there a replacement covering available?
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    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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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?
  24. 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
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