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  1. Dear Leica users, Quite a couple of you were kind enough to help me with a survey for my master thesis a while ago, and even took the time to send me valuable feedback. I used that feedback to design my main (and final) questionnaire, and I would like to thank those who sent me comments once again. Since my research is applied to Leica, I cannot think of a better way to reach out to people who have great insights to contribute than through this forum. I have been reading along for a while now and it is clear that members of this community have a tremendous amount of experience with Leica cameras. To complete my thesis and be able graduate, I need some help from people like you. A couple of things I would like to point out before posting the survey link: - This survey is not as short as the last. It should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, so if you want to help me out, please do so only when you have some time available. - To reward you for taking the time and effort to help me, I am offering one participant a $120 gift card for a site like Amazon, B&H, or something of your choosing OR, alternatively, I will send out the book "99 Years Leica". I would love to give everyone something of course, but I cannot afford that as a student. - I greatly appreciate feedback on the survey, as this is the first time I am running a complete research project on my own and I still have a lot to learn. If you have feedback regarding the survey, please send it to me via a private message. If you would post it as a comment below, others might read it before they fill out the survey, and that could influence their responses. That being said, here is the link to the survey: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eX7XPOy8ABsFHUh I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks in advance! Bjorn
  2. Hello this my first post, I am searching for a self-timer tool for Leica M6 to make a gift to my best friend. I have seen the already present discussion about APDOO/OTZNO, but i can't really find the way to get them. So i am asking you.. Is there any alternative? For example i saw on ebay ACCURA AC-S SELF TIMER FOR LEICA NIKON CANON CONTAX RF CAMERAS selbstauslöser | eBay but i am not really sure it can work (also because i am not really expert:confused:). Could you give me any advice pls? Tnx in advance.
  3. can anyone tell me how much this camera cost and what is this leica model? Thank you very much
  4. Hi everyone! My name is Bjorn van Sinttruije and I am a Dutch street photographer. I have used a Leica M9-P with 50mm Lux since December 2011, and used a D-Lux 5 for a long time before it. Both of them are great cameras, but of course I love shooting with the M9-P most. I actually bought my M at the Leica factory in Germany, which was really cool experience. I wrote about it for the site of my friend Gordon Laing, Camera Labs, and you can read my story here: Leica M9-P review | Cameralabs I signed up to this board a long time ago, but never really got around to posting because I am busy with my studies, taking pictures, or moderating Gordon's forum. I am writing my thesis at the moment, and as a big Leica fan I have chosen to relate it to Leica. This is where I need your help. I am trying to determine what the Leica brand means to owners like you, and have prepared a 5 minute survey to do so. If you have a bit of spare time, would you please consider filling it out! I will eternally grateful! This is the link: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_72rb27JxiPUO6z3 I look forward to posting more on this board in the future, but until I finish my thesis, I might not be able to be very active. For now, if you want to see some of my pictures, most of them are on Google+ here: http://gplus.to/bjornivar Thank you in advance for helping me out, I really appreciate it! - Bjorn
  5. I am relatively new to the entire film world and was just godfathered a Leica M6 with three M lenses. What film is the best for Leica's and I am mostly interested in night shooting. Any advice would be helpful
  6. Hey I am hoping someone knows what this Leica product is called. Thanks
  7. Hi everyone! I own a Leica Digilux 3 and lately I have been noticing a noise even when shooting with only ISO 200, not to speak more ISO. I need the camera for work and with this amount of noise it's almost impossible to use it. Is this usual with this camera? I doubt that it was that bad when I bought it. Thoughts, anyone? Thanks.
  8. SOS HELP!!! I dropped my Leica M4 and according to the NYC Camera Doctor repair team, the prism that creates the ghost image in the rangefinder is dislocated and needs to be replaced. They suggested that I send it directly into Leica for repairs, becuase the rangefinder is a complicated mechanism they wern't equipt to fix. They also let me know that Leica, located in New Jersey, dosen't do specific repairs and will want to do a full tune-up. Money is a concern, and I'm not prepared to pay $1000-ish if I can at all avoid it. I just want my range-finder to be functional. Has anyone had rangefinder work done, espeically on an M4? Would you advise having this work done by Leica or an outside repair person, such as DAG? Any experience or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. E
  9. Hi all, I'm new to all this so please be gentle ...I've just purchased a less than 1year old (leica dealer refurb so promised mint!) M9 ..... and while i await delivery i'd be pleased to hear your thoughts on getting perhaps the Zagg M8 screen protector as i understand the M9 has the same 'plastic' screen as the M8 (from Ken Rockwell's review site) and so could do with some protection ( i have in mind the Zagg as i have an IPAD screen cover from them that is great) Additionally if you know of any better? / other review sites I'd be grateful too as now I'm looking for some lenses to go with it Once again all and any thoughts / comments appreciated Swanny Swanny
  10. Hi everyone, I was just given a 1957 (I believe) M3-910 139 in really good condition. It came with a Summicron 1:2/50 #1708858. Everything seams to be working except the lens does something odd... When you focus from lock, it focuses close, but the stop at the top of the lean keeps me from focusing any farther than 36 inches but there are more marking for 36 inches - infinity after the stop... Now I'm probably just being a newbie, but I can't figure out how to get past the stop! In new to Leica but not to photography, I've never seen anything like this. Please advise, and advice is greatly appreciated, -John
  11. My 16 year old daughter is using my Digilux 3 She's forever going on about fisheye lenses. Now that she wants to do an A level in photography, does anyone out there have any advice that isn't going to cost me the earth. I've looked at the Olympus Zuiko ED 8mm but it's simply too expensive. Thanks
  12. Hello, I'm a teenager photographer who would like to by a M system on a budget. Possibly below ~850$. Thing's I'd like. -The body must be compatible with the Voigtlander 15mm Screwmount with an adapter. -A meter would be ideal, but not absolutely necessary. -Good viewfinder -At least somewhat stable I don't reall have any specification on lenses, other than I already know I'd get a 15mm 4.5 screwmount. If you have any other opinion such as getting a R setup, please tell me!
  13. I have a Leica R8 that has a extra part on the back panel and I'm not sure what it is. I've added a picture to show it. So if you could give me any answers it would be much appreciated http://i40.tinypic.com/241pbfk.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/1zojdyu.jpg
  14. Im looking to get in to leica rangefinders, and was looking at either the m8 or m6... i have heard the m8 has malfunctions that require maintenance quite often (i dont mind megapixels, i have a DSLR for that..) at the moment i am pursuing photojournalism and documentary work.. bottom line i need a reliable, discreet camera.. would the m6 hold up to that reputation better? (not minding that its film) any thoughts from film or m8 users would be appreciated thanks.
  15. Hallo everybody, my name is Claudio Virili and I have just received a Leica M1; I am new in the Leica world, so I need a little help from you about how this wonderful camera works. My main concern is on how to focus objects, since of course M1 is not a reflex camera, but it seems to me that it doesn't have a rangefinder too, is it true? If so, how can focus objects at different distances? Thank you for your help. Claudio Virili
  16. Hallo, nach einem kleinen Sturz auf Glatteis mit dem Kamerarucksack bewegt sich beim Fokussieren der eingespiegelte rahmen nicht mehr und lässt sich somit auch nicht mehr übereinanderlegen. Im Liveview funktioniert alles normal. Bei genauem hinsehen kann man durch das Fenster des Entfernungsmessers? sehen, dass etwas gebrochen ist (von außen jedoch keine Beschädigung). Was kann das sein? Ist das reparabel und wirtschaftlich sinnvoll? Bin Dankbar für jede Hilfe!
  17. Hi, I was sent here by Adam Miller, Attached are some photos of a Leica that I am struggling to Identify. Even with searching numbers. the number on the top of the camera is "Nr. 117679" and on the Lens is "Nr. 1394403" (lens I believe is mid 1950s) The Item came as part of a house clearance and was saved from going in a skip. Any help with getting a year or model for the camera body would be very much appreciated. Thanks
  18. I took a very underexposed shot and tried raising the exposure 3.4 stops, and I expect noise, but what are these horizontal lines? Is it normal? This was taken with my 'new' used LeicaQ. Is this expected? I've never seen this before, and I've definitely shot underexposed before. Should I return this camera? Is it defective? Thank you!
  19. Hi all, Just had my M6 CLA’d due to a light leak around the shutter curtains. They are demonstrating some curling and leave a light leak when a frame is left in the gate for too long. The tech replaces the baffles among other things but I can still see a bit of light at the edges when shining a bright light. He claims that is normal and his other Leicas also have this. Can anyone attest if that is true by checking your shutter curtain edges when shining a bright light inside? much obliged Boe
  20. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on a light leak issue I have with my m4p. I use my camera for street photography, so I walk around with the lens cap off. I also have the camera in a leather half case, which covers the back door. I seem to get a light leak on random frames, from the bottom right hand corner. I figure it can't be the door as the rear of the camera is covered and the sills look in order. Has anyone experienced similar faults or have any remedy suggestions prior to sending it off for a repair?
  21. I have been editing some images from a recent trip and discovered that my raw files seem weirdly damaged but the Jpegs seem fine. I have attached screen shots of the same image files both dng and jpeg. They are from different SD cards which haven't been formatted since i downloaded them. I also copied them straight over from a relatively new card reader and not through any software It has occurred on a lot of files but not all of them, or maybe its not as noticeable on some files. The images are taken on different ISO's from 100 - 2000 and also in both low light and daylight, i haven't added the daylight examples as its not as noticeable so just adding the better examples. I'm using photomechanic to view them and these are just a portion of the image are these recoverable / ruined..? does anyone know what has happened..?
  22. I am experiencing an unfortunate problem with my APO-Summicron 90mm. After a brief portrait session at the office, I left the lens at the camera, over a desk. I almost always use it wide open and occasionally at f/5.6, but this time I went for f/16. When I returned to put it back to the leather case I noticed that the aperture ring was totally loose. It’s now spinning 360 degrees and the aperture blades don’t move at all. I always felt that the ring was too soft for my taste. I’d prefer it to be stiffer. But I never felt that there was a problem. In fact, the lens is still in very good shape and it never gets any rough using. I live in Brazil and I was just planning to take it for a trip do Portugal in about 45 days. I keep my equipment under an insurance that covers for damage. But if this is something relatively easy/cheap/quick to repair, I would prefer not to call the insurance company. Did any of you guys experienced something like this? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
  23. Hi 1. Why does TTL not work with Leica SF-40 and SF-64 flash in reverse light? Camera: Leica M-E and Leica MD-262. The flash fires, but gives way too little light! (Nikon and everyone else work in this situation.) Why does Leica not do? Leica user and Leica must know this problem! Why does Leica not do anything about it? 2. Why does HSS not work on manual flash. Manuel works on all other brands. Is there anyone who has the solution to these 2 issues, I will be very happy. Us photographer have to trust our equipment. Mvh Busse.
  24. Just bought a current version 50mm summicron and when I focus from far to near, the rangefinder reaches its limit at .7 meters (like it should) but the focus ring on the lens does not. It keeps turning past its 0.7 marking, maybe another 3/8 of an inch. I have tried the lens on multiple bodies with the same result. Anyone familiar with this? Advice?
  25. I was shooting last night and my M8 stopped working. Has anyone experience "drive blocked" or "shutter fault"? This message pops up and the camera will not function. Thanks.
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