The Official Leica Users Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Nantucket Red, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I want one just for a Noctilux lens, but its way to much.

    I've seen some amazing photos taken with the Noctilux, and others that just make me seasick with the swirling bokeh. Someone once memorably described the Noctilux bokeh as "ghostly lightbulbs." It will be interesting to see the results from the new f0.95 aspherical version.

    From what I've read, one reason the Noctilux is so expensive is because it requires special glass that needs to cool over the course of 18 months. Anyhow, at $6k used, I won't be buying one any time soon either.
     


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    hypersonic Senior member

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    I own an M6 ....and love it so much I will probably eventually get an M8.

    Also, look at this:

    Leica's new 37.5 megapixel AF DSLR

    Leica S2
    [​IMG]

    It is Leica's first true DSLR system ....and their first Auto-focus SLR.
     


  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    The M6 was my first Leica and is a truly excellent camera and a good value for anybody getting into film photography with Leica optics. Mine just came back last weekend from an overhaul. My MP is much easier to focus, so I'd like to get the viewfinder upgrade for my M6.

    Many M8 owners complain about its performance, and apparently only some of the issues have been fixed with the M8.2. The deal-killer for me is the crop factor. A full-frame M9 is probably still a few years away.

    The S2 looks amazing and the reports from people who have used it are so far very favorable. The format is being called middle-format, larger than 35mm but smaller than medium-format. The full-frame R10 will be based on the S2 and is anticipated to be smaller than the current R9.
     


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    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Love looking at these photography threads [​IMG] What do you guys do with the photos afterwards?
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Love looking at these photography threads [​IMG]

    What do you guys do with the photos afterwards?


    Blackmail, mostly. [​IMG]

    What do you mean by "afterwards"?
     


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    Toiletduck Senior member

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    As in, do you guys file them away in an album, frame them on the wall, upload unto facebook...look to publish them? Is there generally something you do to your photos after you've selected and developed the ones you like?

    I guess I'm asking a stupid question.
     


  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I get my film developed and scanned to CD ROM, then do post-processing in Picasa and Photoshop. Mostly, I display my photos online. If I want prints of a particular photo, I can either get them printed digitally or get custom wet prints done from the negatives by a specialist.
     


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    milosz Senior member

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    I just have stacks of prints (Epson R2400 mostly, some from Mpix, all my real darkroom prints are boxed or framed) lying around, strips and sheets of 6x6 negs collecting dust, boxes of outdated Fuji 4x5 Quickloads I picked up for a song taking up part of a bookshelf...
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    Girlfriend and I are getting each other a camera for christmas, in other words a shared purchase. I am thrilled, because I don't have a good camera, and it give me an excuse to spend a lot of money.

    I appreciate nuance, but am willing to look downmarket if you don't think Leica makes a good 'starter' camera. I get obsessed with things quickly, and I need something that will satisfy me for a couple years, during which time I might become a camera nerd.

    Someone want to recommend me a camera? Open to many price points.
     


  11. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    Digital.
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    And you're interested in Leica or just a camera in general?

    Leicas tend to be pricey. For digital, check out the D-Lux 4 or V-Lux 1.
     


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    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    And you're interested in Leica or just a camera in general? Leicas tend to be pricey. For digital, check out the D-Lux 4 or V-Lux 1.
    Camera in general. I tend to like the Leica pics people post though. I mostly need something that will capture antiquing and pick stitching particularly well. Edit: kidding about that last bit. I travel a lot and would like to document some of it. Thx for the advice and sorry for the threadjack. If you prefer to PM that's fine.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Camera in general. I tend to like the Leica pics people post though. I mostly need something that will capture antiquing and pick stitching particularly well.

    Edit: kidding about that last bit. I travel a lot and would like to document some of it. Thx for the advice and sorry for the threadjack. If you prefer to PM that's fine.



    Really don't have much advice about cameras in general, especially not digital. Sorry. I think there's a general digital camera thread somewhere.

    I use strictly film cameras at this point.

    [​IMG]
     


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