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  1. Where can one find the battery charge level? What's the best way to extend the battery life? If I shoot DNG/JPG, where do the JPGs end up? I don’t see them when I import the files into Lightroom. Are they the ones transferred over to the Leica Photos? If one shoots A for aperture, shutter speed, and focus, is it the same as Full Auto in Scene Mode? I notice the photos I take in Black and White turn to color when I import them into Lightroom. Importing the B&W photo into Leica Fotos shows it is B&W, which I assume is so that it can be shared. My question is: Are there specific Lightroom presets that show the Leica style? I occasionally get the red box with spinning circle. Why does it do that? I assume it’s writing to disk but I’ve had occasions where I haven’t taken a photo at all, so there’s nothing to “write to disk.” Can I use the Leica Q2 LCD panel to focus/shoot like my Canon 5D Mark IV? Maybe I’m wrong but I recall seeing a video of a Leica Q doing so. Does changing the user profile also change what’s found on the favorites menu? Is there any sort of logic for how to set up the FN versus the wheel button? I appreciate their usefulness but I find I can’t remember what’s where and I end up going back to the menu button. Any suggestions on how to set it up logically?
  2. The first time I charged my Q2's battery it went to the green "charge" light. Yesterday the battery indicator was red. so I charged it overnight. this morning both the green charge and the orange 80% are lite. does this mean it's not fully charging? I pulled it out and re-inserted it. the charge was blinking but then stopped after 5 minutes. the orange 80% is still lite.? to me this means it's stuck between 80-100%? ? Anyone else experience this?
  3. So, I recently bought a preowned m240 from a Leica store and realized there was a problem when I was charging the battery. The CHARGE LED would blink and after several hours both the CHARGE and 80% would be flashing at the same time. Tried it several times but the battery would not charge properly. I contacted the Leica store and told them what the issue was, so they decided to send me a replacement battery that was also used, but unfortunately, the issue still happens when I tried to charge the replacement. I'm planning on ordering one of the Nitecore USB chargers and maybe a new Leica charger to test the batteries. Has anyone heard of issues with Leica chargers for the m240s? Thanks!
  4. 37 months after the Leica M9 disappeared into the closet, the Leica M9 returned... I've been using the Leica M9 for the last five weeks and found it so pleasant to use that I decided to add a Page 19 to my Leica M9 article series. It also contains a dictionary of Leica words as well as a visual guide to the features of the Leica M9. Enjoy! Leica M9 Confessions by Thorsten Overgaard http://overgaard.dk/leica-M9-digital-rangefinder-camera-page-19-Leica-M9-Confessions-Definitions-and-What-is-That-Details-Explained.html
  5. After a serious hike up Volcan Madera in Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua, I am fairly certain my M battery has given up the ghost. It doesn't turn on the camera anymore and stays in 'low charge' mode on the charger forever, occasionally giving the green and orange LED 'blinking' error when trying to charge. Perhaps some water got into it, or it is simply its time to go. Sadly, I don't have any way to get a new Leica M battery easily in Central America. Does anyone know if there's a possible fix? I've kept it in a bag of rice just in case some of the more moist tropical air was the culprit, but that doesn't seem to have fixed it. Long shot, I know, but I'd love to continue shooting down here.
  6. During my last couple of trips in colder temperatures I've noticed that once temperatures get slightly cold the light meter of my M6 gets fairly unreliable. Meaning that the little arrows either don't show up at all, are barely visible or simply give me wrong meterings. I'm assuming it has something to do with the cold draining the batteries. But the temperatures I was in weren't exactly "freezing" - mostly between 0 and 15 Celcius (32 and 59 Fahrenheit) - so I'm not sure. Is this a common issue? Is there a simple fix? Maybe a battery thats more resistant to cold temperatures? Any help would be appreciated!
  7. I posted this topic over on rangefinder forum here, but someone suggested i post here too. Gist of the situation; m240 camera, battery was around ~70% last night and ~95% a few days ago when checked it prior to my trip. (have taken ~200 shots on this battery so far) This particular battery recently started to display the "Check Battery Age" message about a month ago, but I believe I had just recently charged it. Maybe 2 weeks prior to this trip. I'm on a biz trip at the moment, so I didnt bring any spare batteries or a charger, so my test & diagnosis options are limited. I may have the chance to goto the LA Leica Store to try a couple of things. When I turn on the camera, the LED on the back blinks like normal, but then stay illuminated for an extra long time (~3-5s?). Normally it turns off after a few fast blinks. All of the buttons are unresponsive (Menu, Set, Info, LV, etc). The framelines are not being projected. Neither is the ISO, EV Comp, or Shutter info. Pressing the shutter button makes the LED blink like when taking a picture, but nothing happens, and then the LED stays lit again for a few seconds. I have tried pulling the battery while on and off. Leaving the battery out for a few minutes. Tried a friends SD card that was just formatted in my computer. Tried it with and without the one lens I brought on my trip. Tried it on S, C, and Self Timer. Basically, just about everything I can do without having access to my spare batteries at home or a charger. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance, Phil
  8. eritho

    M9 Battery

    I have not used my M9 for a couple of years and need two new batteries. Remembering the discussion years ago about generic batteries and wonder if anything has approved. Is it possible today to by generic batteries working OK with the M9? If anyone has succeeded in buying one please let me know where and how.
  9. Hi, The datat sheets state that the battery for the Q is BP-DC 12. A search for that model shows that the battery for the V-LUX4 is the same model. But is it really the same battery? On B&H site there are two listings with same model name and specs: 1: BP-DC 12 for Leica Q that costs $190 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1160034-REG/leica_19500_bp_dc_12_lithium_ion_battery.html 2: BP-DC 12 for V-LUX 4 that costs only $79.95 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/894736-REG/Leica_18729_BP_DC12_Lithium_Ion_Battery.html and of course there are third party batteries like the Wasabi Power that you get 2 batteries plus charger for only $30 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wasabi-Power-Battery-2-Pack-and-Charger-for-Leica-BP-DC12-/251621940689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a95d61dd1 Will the V-Lux battery or the Wasabi batteries will work with the Leica Q? I've ordered the camera but will need extra battery and don't feel like paying $190... Thanks for any input
  10. Hi, The R8 I purchased on eBay came with the motor and that's great. I would, however, like to get the standard battery compartment for the R8 for times when I don't want the extra weight. Can anyone recommend a source for this part? I have been in touch with Dave Elwell of Leica Camera in NJ and he says there are no such parts in stock in the US or Germany. Thanks in advance, Danny dszpiro@gmail.com
  11. Hi all, Sometimes when I insert a battery into the charger, after a few moments both LEDs come up flashing rapidly. If I remove the battery and insert it again, all seems to work fine. Is it the battery or the charger? Does it happen sometimes, or it's better to investigate it further? Thank you S.
  12. I really like my Q. That said, nothing is perfect and one of the weaknesses of the Q is that it is power hungry. Even though I have automatic review turned off and EVG-LCD set to EVF Extended so the LCD is rarely powered I only get about 100 shots/battery charge. That is a guestimate -- I've not actually bothered to note the exact number of images. In addition to the stock battery, I bought two Wasabi work-alikes. They were cheap and reportedly made in Japan using good Japanese cells. Also, where the stock battery is rated at 1200 mAh the Wasabi batteries are rated at 1400 maH. 16% more. Win. Except... the Leica battery seemed to last longer. Hmmm. I use the Nitecore charger for both Leica and Wasabi batteries. One of the pieces of information the charger gives me is "how many mAh" were added to the battery during charging. I used the batteries until the camera automatically turned off due to low power and then paid attention to how much of a charge they took. The 1200 mAh stock battery took about 1000 mAh when being recharged. The 1400 mAh Wasabi battery took about 860 mAh when being recharged. The "bigger" Wasabi battery actually gives me 14% less power. Neither battery gives me its rated value. That does not surprise me. I'm glad I have three batteries.
  13. Hi, I'm new here and I created my account because I desperately need help with this and would be grateful for any help I've been using my M6 for some time now and everything has been functioning perfectly However, when I bought some new batteries for it, the light meter would stop working, while if I put the old batteries back in, everything would work again. The batteries I have tested include, LR44 alkaline battery from energizer, and a CR-1/3N lithium battery. If anyone has any idea what the problem could be, and if there are any possible fixes, it would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Before I owned the M6, I used to have the Canonet QL 17 GIII. It was working perfectly until I stopped using it for 3 months. The shutter got stuck. When I took it to the repair shop, they asked if I have left the battery inside as the shutter/ self timer is very sticky and dry. So I'm wondering if I should remove my M6's battery when not in use to prevent shutter jam?
  15. Hi, I just found this website that seems to sell some kind of M8 and M9 generic batteries for very cheap (compared to Leica products) I was wondering if anyone had used these batteries with the M9... At this price it's a real bargain, but I don't want to waste my money... Any thoughts? Thanks!
  16. Am sorry, am in hurry, leaving for Alaska. I got this unit while buying DMR but don't know what this is for. Can somebody please let me know about it- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=344915062307079&set=a.344915045640414.1073741826.141740022624585&type=3&theater
  17. Has anyone experience of using Lumix branded comparable batteries instead of Leica on the D-Lux 3 or on any other Leica models? I am assuming they would be compatible, and/or does someone have some suggestions please are.
  18. Dear all I just got a nice Leicameter MR 4 No 94991 for my M3. How do I know which battery I need? I have both an EPX625G (Alkaline 1.5 V) and a Wine Cell MRB625 (1.35 V). I read that originally the Leicameter was designed for the Mallory PX 625 1.35 V battery, but later models were adjusted for 1.5 V Alkaline. How do I know which model is mine? Can you please help? Thank you in advance. Regards Swiss leica fan
  19. I know there were many threads about this with the M8....but I didn't have the problem then, and this may be a different beast? I have two batteries....one works perfectly and charges fully, the other was fine also, but now didn't charge at all (once, yesterday) and then charged only halfway, at least according to the INFO meter.... It is a somewhat older one (left over from M8 days)...is this a sign that the battery is dying (it isn't really that old and hasn't been used that much) or that the INFO might not be correct? Or that the camera might be reading it incorrectly somehow? I haven't yet used it up to see how many shots it will take.... Thanks!
  20. Hello, We've been using DIGILUX 1 for couple years now and we like it a lot. We bought the camera used and since the beginning it drains a battery while not used. It is very annoying to pull out the camera and realize the battery is empty. Is it normal? Can we do something about it like change some settings etc.? I tried to get a new battery which did not help. Thank you, Radovan
  21. Being frugal with money so I can save for my travels, and having good experience in the past with Chinese batteries I ordered a $12 (shipping included) battery for the X1 on eBay to try out. I figured I'd share my experience with you folks here in case there's some other's looking for a less expensive battery alternative. Since the X1 doesn't use "smart" batteries like my DSLR, the kind that have unique electronic serial numbers with communication to the camera to monitor performance and shutter clicks per given battery, I wasn't concerned with using non-OEM batteries. There's no electronics in these batteries. For this type, a battery is a battery assuming it performs within spec. At full charge the output for both of the batteries is 4.19v Both batteries weight 34 grams. I also ordered one of the $12 chargers that has a nice folding plug and the function I absolutely need - a 12v plug so I can charge it off my motorbike on my travels. These same cheap Chinese chargers I have used on every camera I've had for years. The output on the Chinese charger is 4.29v The output on the Leica one is 4.49v Close enough for me. This past holiday weekend I used both batteries up twice each with a family wedding thrown in and witnesses identical performance. Given the facts and then experience I believe that this non Leica battery is just fine along with the charger. Just like the rest of these types of batteries I've used, there's no reason to pay a premium for a re-labeled battery already made in Asia. I think I'll order 3 more now.... There's various ones available from China, just be sure you get the 1600mAh ones or PM me for the specific seller if you want.
  22. I need a battery charger for the D-Lux 4 and cannot find one. Does anyone have suggestions for a US source? Thank you!
  23. Hi For a week already I am not able to charge the battery past 50%. The charger indicates that charging was completed ( = both lights are on) while the camera shows 50%. Has anyone had this problem or has any suggestions? -Dan
  24. I have had the M9 for about a month now. It takes great pictures. However on at least 4 occasions I turned on the Leica (it had been off) and the low battery sign comes up. I had used the camera the day before, the battery was 80%, I took about 10 pictures, and it was 75% full. It had been in the off position for the last 24 hours. This is now the 4th time it has happened and is VERY frustrating. I know the camera was OFF because I have paid attention to it. Why would a battery drain from 75% full to empty in 24 hours while OFF? I am VERY VERY frustrated. Anyone else has this experience? Any suggestions? My previous Nikon kept a full battery for months even after taking 100s of photos.
  25. hi L-forum, has anybody experienced sudden battery drain on the Digilux-2? I will charge up the battery to full, pop it in the camera, and can take 15 pics or so (JPEG) before the camera tells me that the battery is nearly empty, and then won't turn back on. I replaced the battery and same problem. When I put the battery in the charger, it charges pretty quickly, so I am leaning towards something being funny with the battery sensor and not the battery itself?? I can't imagine that there is an electrical short that would drain the battery so quickly -- the camera doesn't get hot, so where would all that energy go? Has anybody else seen this happen? Any insight? I haven't seen other posts about this problem, but my apologies if it's already been discussed. If so, I would appreciate a point in the right direction. Anybody have any suggestions on a repair shop in NYC that can handle the electricals? thanks L-forum. ndg
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