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Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,210
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica replaces the sensors with the flaking...

Leica replaces the sensors with the flaking problem for free. Due to the scratch they need to charge you, but they quoted me 1000$ in last December. However, they replaced it for free after they...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 9,899
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think because I'm very impressed by the samples...

I think because I'm very impressed by the samples I've seen from the 35/2.8 and 55/1.8.

Of course there's nothing wrong in adapting whatever lens you fancy, and I have high expectations that the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 9,899
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Some random thoughts: - I already have an M9. -...

Some random thoughts:

- I already have an M9.
- the Sony is a great small FF AF camera that should be used with it's own native lenses.
- the Sony is the reincarnation of the Contax G, let's call it...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 10-17-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 9,091
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There is no doubt that the new Sony cameras will...

There is no doubt that the new Sony cameras will easily outperform the M240 in terms of sensor performance, color fidelity, and responsiveness/speed. Using native Zeiss AF lenses gives also the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,882
Posted By EdwardKaraa
M9 and hopefully soon a Sony FF mirrorless.

M9 and hopefully soon a Sony FF mirrorless.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,673
Posted By EdwardKaraa
On a couple of occasions, German tourists...

On a couple of occasions, German tourists recognized my M9 and complimented me for my good taste in German manufacturing :) Otherwise I don't get much interest in my camera here in Bangkok.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I used to use a microfiber cloth, but recently...

I used to use a microfiber cloth, but recently went back to the good old lens cleaning tissue. Both clean equally well but the microfiber cloth can get dirty and a hard dust particle can scratch the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 4,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
On another forum, it was also mentioned by a...

On another forum, it was also mentioned by a Parisian photographer that street photography is essentially against the French law.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-24-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 301,688
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Creepy adults usually start as being creepy...

Creepy adults usually start as being creepy children.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-24-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 301,688
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think in the not so distant past, humans...

I think in the not so distant past, humans reached puberty at around 12, had a dozen of children at 25, and most probably dead at 40. Now that we live much longer, we spend much longer time on...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 09-23-2013
Replies: 369
Views: 80,795
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Excellent decision. Congrats!

Excellent decision. Congrats!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-23-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 6,449
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am slightly surprised by the misplaced anti...

I am slightly surprised by the misplaced anti german sentiment expressed by some, especially the mention of the genocide which has nothing to do with the context in question. The only offense I find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,104
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The planar is slightly sharper, has higher micro...

The planar is slightly sharper, has higher micro contrast and does not flare easily. The build quality is very nice too.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The basic JnK case is the best in my opinion (not...

The basic JnK case is the best in my opinion (not the deluxe arte di mano version). It lacks the tripod hole and the hand grip but I prefer it this way. It's not cheap though.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 09-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Zeiss service has always been exemplary in my...

Zeiss service has always been exemplary in my experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Judging from previous performance, it's most...

Judging from previous performance, it's most likely he will threaten with an airstrike, send it to the congress for approval, end up doing nothing except losing his face.
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,285
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I find it a bit odd that the victim's mother...

I find it a bit odd that the victim's mother would drive her 13 years old daughter to have a private photo shoot with Polanski alone at Jack Nicholson's house, another well known pervert. Polanski...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,285
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Saddam didn't use Leicas because they're too...

Saddam didn't use Leicas because they're too feminine. He preferred Canons, especially with chemical heads ;)

I heard Bachar Assad is the same.
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,285
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Wasn't it in Yemen recently that an 8 years old...

Wasn't it in Yemen recently that an 8 years old bride died on her wedding night from internal hemorrhage caused by intercourse with her 40 years old groom? Also on some Kuwaiti religious website that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 5,878
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think it's obvious the ban is for copyright...

I think it's obvious the ban is for copyright reasons, but people tend to be more easily convinced if security reasons are mentioned. My brother in law organizes an international music festival and...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 09-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I had the 180/2.8 and 300/4. I found the 300/4 to...

I had the 180/2.8 and 300/4. I found the 300/4 to be extremely sharp with a beautiful drawing style, but it did produce a lot of purple fringing mentioned by f16sunshine. It was also very heavy and...
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,531
Posted By EdwardKaraa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intel...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intelligence
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,531
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The manual is out there for all to read and even...

The manual is out there for all to read and even with different translations, the message remains the same. I'm totally against turning the left cheek, but this is the most fundamental idea behind...
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,531
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The problem I have with the above comparisons is...

The problem I have with the above comparisons is that fundamentally, Christianity is a religion of peace and tolerance, and any crimes that were committed in its name were essentially religious...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is crazy but I can see my house in the top...

This is crazy but I can see my house in the top left of the photo of the Baalbek ruins.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I agree with the op that there is something...

I agree with the op that there is something unsatisfying with chasing likes on facebook and other social media. I used to take a lot pleasure in printing my photos with an inkjet printer and giving...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am not sure if certain lubricants are not...

I am not sure if certain lubricants are not affected by low humidity, but this is what Zeiss recommends:

http://lenses.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/website/service/fungus_on_lenses.html
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
RH 30% and below will cause the lubricants in...

RH 30% and below will cause the lubricants in mechanical instruments to dry.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Silica gel in a closed space can dangerously...

Silica gel in a closed space can dangerously lower the humidity to below 10-20%. You should never let the RH drop below 40%. There are cheap hygrometers both mechanical and digital that are designed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I use Collonil premium leather cream with cedar...

I use Collonil premium leather cream with cedar oil. It is meant for expensive leather hand bags so it's not really cheap. You should apply the cream every day since the case is very old, until the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The same thing happened to the ring of my M9...

The same thing happened to the ring of my M9 handgrip. My local technician did it while I was waiting, and free of charge! :)
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fungus spores need certain conditions to start...

Fungus spores need certain conditions to start growing, namely 3 consecutive days of RH higher than 60% and temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celcius, preferably in darkness. In humid climates,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That's really terrible, Cris. It sounds a bit odd...

That's really terrible, Cris. It sounds a bit odd though that fungus is growing on the inside as there is no "food" for it to feed on. I would try sending it to Solms and see if Leica will do it for...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fungus growth can be stopped if stored at RH 60%...

Fungus growth can be stopped if stored at RH 60% or below, preferably between 55% and 40%. Too low RH will cause the internal oils and lubes to dry. Fungus grows when the equipment is stored, never...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,983
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Carl Zeiss filters on every lens. It is a myth...

Carl Zeiss filters on every lens. It is a myth good filters cause image degradation. In certain lighting conditions, you'll get the same image degradation with or without the filter. I replace the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 08-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mine does that when mounted on the camera but is...

Mine does that when mounted on the camera but is very smooth when unmounted. If that is the case, it's not really serious.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,925
Posted By EdwardKaraa
So Mike, how are the profiles working for you so...

So Mike, how are the profiles working for you so far?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I don't use hoods with rangefinders. They block...

I don't use hoods with rangefinders. They block too much of the view. I use filters for protection against minor scratches.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 2,990
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, they do :)

Yes, they do :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
You sound like someone from a poor neighborhood,...

You sound like someone from a poor neighborhood, or someone who has had problems with the law in the past.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Wow man, that's a really condescending remark.

Wow man, that's a really condescending remark.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is where we disagree. For you being a cop is...

This is where we disagree. For you being a cop is a job, for me it's a vocation and sacrifice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I didn't understand that there ever was such...

I didn't understand that there ever was such proposition. The officers obviously broke the law by arresting that pseudo-journalist. I'm just saying that we should be more understanding to where they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I'm sorry but there is more hostility in this...

I'm sorry but there is more hostility in this forum towards cops than in Alcatraz during its days ;) These people put their lives in danger for you guys. I think they deserve a little slack.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, it was an arrest scene, a sensitive...

Well, it was an arrest scene, a sensitive subject. Police normally would like to use some force, some intimidation, in an arrest, and being filmed while doing that isn't exactly appreciated. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,307
Posted By EdwardKaraa
So press photographers official gear is an iPhone...

So press photographers official gear is an iPhone now? I'm sure if she was acting like a real press photographer, and had the proper equipment, things wouldn't have escalated, but I understand that...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 07-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Nigel. Once I receive the replacement...

Thank you Nigel. Once I receive the replacement mount, I will give it a soft try first. Sometimes the screws are very tight.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 07-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thanks Mike! It seems it is a simple operation,...

Thanks Mike! It seems it is a simple operation, involving just unscrewing 4 screws, switching mounts, putting the screws back on. However, I am very clumsy with tools and I am afraid that my hand...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 07-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Changing bayonet mount

I've ordered a bayonet mount from Zeiss for the 25 biogon that brings up the 28mm frame.

Is this something that I can do myself or should I leave it to a pro? Any tips or things should I watch out...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 07-01-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 13,655
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much Mike, Helen! Greatly...

Thank you very much Mike, Helen! Greatly appreciated! :)

Couple of shots after a storm from my balcony. Sorry for the high iso noise,...
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