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The Official Leica Users Thread

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

  1. Toiletduck

    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.
     
  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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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.
     
  3. milosz

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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all my real darkroom prints are boxed or framed) lying around, strips and sheets of 6x6 negs collecting dust, boxes of outdated Fuji 4x5 Quickloads I picked up for a song taking up part of a bookshelf...
     
  4. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Flickr gallery link in sig.
     
  5. CunningSmeagol

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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.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red 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.
     
  9. CunningSmeagol

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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.
     
  10. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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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]
     
  11. Serg

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    Lecia digital cameras are not worth it, at least until they catch up in-terms of the sensors. For a reasonable priced digital starter camera that captures the simplicity of lecia's check out this Panasonic http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmclx3/ . No crazy zoom. No super high 15mega pixels that only reduce overall quality. F2.0 at 24mm 2.8 at 60mm. The ability to manual focus.
     
  12. Nantucket Red

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    The Leica (watch your spelling, Serg) version of that is the D-Lux 4. The Panasonic version is less expensive and has the same Japanese-made Leica optics, but the Leica version does in fact offer more features and I believe it also has a better image processor, so it's not just a matter of paying for brand cachet.
     
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    Indeed there is a Leica version. It is probably not worth the extra money but who cares. Both are great.
     
  14. Nantucket Red

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    True, the the real point is that having a manual focus option and getting RAW files from a camera you can literally pocket is really fantastic, whichever model you opt for.
     
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    Good start. #2 is my favorite by far. Nicely composed and exposed. A really sensitive portrait.
     
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    A recent favorite shot with the 50 Summilux. Chinese tourists in Ginza, Tokyo.

    [​IMG]
     
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    One little detail: don't drop your camera like I did the other day. $150 to replace the no-longer-made lens hood. The camera and lens seem fine. Could have been much worse.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ouch.

    Indeed, and my own stupidity is to blame. I was carrying it with the strap slung over one sholder instead of bandolier style. I stumbled going up a set of granite steps, and when I instinctively reachad out to catch myself, the camera went down. [​IMG]

    I don't mind the paint loss, but the ding above the stap lug and the ruined hood I could live without. Still, the most easily replaceable part took the blow, so it could have been much worse.
     

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