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I've entered the world of Leica for a year or so with the Q2, after ditching photography and my Nikon D90 for 5-6 years. This forum has been a great source of information for me from the beginning when researching about the Q2, and has also most certainly fueled some GAS. Well one thing led to another and now I have the Q2 plus an M10-P and 35 Summilux FLE + 50 Summilux ASPH.
I got the 50 first and have been using it exclusively for the past 9 months (Only got the 35 last month). However, in the beginning of Jan 2021, I've noticed that I could not get as reliable focus with the 50 at F1.4 as I used to, even shots between 3-5m at F8 were out of focus dead centre. I did some research and testing and found out that the rangefinder patch did not align at infinity (got close but stops short). This happens with both the 35 and the 50, so it went off to get adjusted at Leica here in Bangkok.
After adjustment everything seemed to be ok. Rangefinder patch now align at infinity for both lenses (vertical still slightly off but not an issue) and I could focus reliably with the 50 at 1.4 again, even at minimum distance of 0.7m. However, some shots at 2-3 meters now seem a bit off. But yesterday, F2 shots from 0.7m were slightly blurry, and all shots at F2 from 2-5 meters were off. When zoomed in the photos are not sharp at all.
I then did a little test, taking photos slightly before the rangefinder patch aligned, which produced even blurrier pictures, and taking photos a bit pass the rangefinder patch alignment (about 1mm i.e. compensating for front focusing issues). The pictures taken with the rangefinder patch slightly past alignment were extremely sharp, as the 50 Summilux ASPH should be, and was when I first got it. I then swapped in the 35 Summilux FLE and did the same test at F1.4, resulting in photos identical in sharpness. I am aware that the DOF difference of the 35 may be masking any effects that are shown on the 50, as the DOF of 35 at F1.4 is 60cm, and 50 at F2 is 40cm. Unfortunately I don't have any long Leica lenses to test with.
M10-P is still within it's 2 year warranty, bought 2nd hand but no dings or anything suggesting it has been dropped. Worked perfectly for the past 8 months as well. Both lenses were bought new and within warranty. Wondering what it might be. Maybe I need to send both the body for calibration again, but this time together with the 50 Summilux? I am really hoping that the lens does not have to go back to Germany.
I’ve been enjoying reading lots of forum topics since buying my first Leica a month ago. The M10p is a revelation after a few years in the Sony world getting confused in settings and menu choices rather than taking photos.
Unfortunately one of the few settings on the M10p I have looked at seems to be giving the wrong aperture reading on the Fotos app and subsequently this follows through in Lightroom. For a time I thought I must be remembering how I took the shots incorrectly, but today I was in Sunny 16 and the photo data shows an aperture varying between 5 and 8. I just did a test and uploaded a single photo to Fotos taken at 16 and it comes out as 5.
I’m almost certain that the camera doesn’t change the aperture without telling me (!), do I have a dodgy Summicron 50 or camera? My other lens is a Summicron 75 and I haven’t checked that one yet. I’m thinking if that’s also erratic then the issues lies with the camera.
Thoughts most appreciated,
This COVID19 season has given me reason to finally work on a video from our trip to Japan last October...all related to street photography. Having created this in the wee hours of the night that eventually bled into the morning last Friday, I am still content with it despite its imperfections; some clips are shaky, I could've shown the photos for a longer duration. Watching this reminds me how simple life was prior to COVID, where human interaction was carefree, and I strongly yearn for times like this again. I would greatly appreciate it if you would indulge me for a couple of minutes of your time. Even more so if you have any comments/critiques as well. Last but definitely not the least, would love to give a big shoutout to my wife for letting me out on the streets from 10pm-2am to capture these moments as she tends to the kids at night.
Dear forum members. I have found myself in a bit of a conundrum. I bought a Q2 this Jan as my first Leica, and now I also have I a Leica M10-P and a Summilux-M 50mm ASPH as my first rangefinder. LGAS be damned. However, I am finding that the field of view is a bit restricted to what I’m used to, so I am looking for 35mm lenses. Cannot afford a Summilux 35mm right now so looking for some alternatives.
The choices I have in mind, in order of price in my country, Thailand, is:
1. TTArtisans 35mm F1.4 ~$500 new
2. Voigtländer 35mm F1.4 ~$600 new
3. Summicron 40mm F2 ~$900 2nd hand
4. Summicron 35mm F2 ASPH ~$2,200+ 2nd hand
There are numerous reviews on the Voigtländer, but I’ve heard that it’s a bit soft, and the bokeh is on the busy side. TTArtisans seems very decent for the price. Cannot find many reviews for both Summicron lenses though however.
Very new to the Leica ecosystem so any help would be much appreciated.
I have a silver M10p, but it had a problem. I open Leica Fotos to turn on Wifi, but it keep rotating and stop at this screen for hours, and it cannot starting any WLAN. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! The firmware is latest. And this is the first time I use this function when I bought it. And it did not work. Hope you can help Thanks