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Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
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Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you for your kind words, Hunter. No,...

Thank you for your kind words, Hunter.

No, actually, I'm pricing the Q lens at 0$. Basically the lens is for free, if you calculate that the M240 - RF + EVF = 6500$. Of course, that doesn't make...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 6,259
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, I think it's a very interesting thread and...

Mike, I think it's a very interesting thread and very valid, regardless of the OP's stance on digital.

On LUF, there was a thread about Leica or Zeiss being better, started by troll, but it resulted...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 6,259
Posted By EdwardKaraa
My guess is a, b, and c. The Q should be priced...

My guess is a, b, and c. The Q should be priced like an M240 - RF + EVF + lens.

M240 7000$ - RF 1000$ + EVF 500$ + lens? = ???

Basically the Q at 4250$ with lens is way cheaper than M240 at 6500$...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 6,259
Posted By EdwardKaraa
First, I wouldn't take this matter that...

First, I wouldn't take this matter that emotionally, guys. It's just a freaking camera. ;)

So you woke up this morning, and thought it's time to buy a new pair of shoes. You went to your regular...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 6,259
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Cal :) I think it would be more...

Thank you Cal :)

I think it would be more sensible to accept that there are differing views on this matter. I don't think anyone is right or wrong, some prefer optical corrections others tolerate...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 205
Views: 6,259
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It looks like 80% of the participants don't mind....

It looks like 80% of the participants don't mind. Sorry to be among the 20% who do.
I know software corrections are very common these days. There is always a draw back. I really love the fact that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There are too many reasons of course but...

There are too many reasons of course but sometimes it could be something very simple, like fluctuations in electricity. I used to have this problem frequently until I realized that for some strange...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 8,266
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I personally think that taking candids of half...

I personally think that taking candids of half naked women on the beach is a very bad idea because sand and salt will get into your expensive Leica cameras and lenses and ruin them :D
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There is no need to email Leica, there's not much...

There is no need to email Leica, there's not much they can do with an email.

Just send it in for service. They will replace the sensor for you or offer you an upgrade if you wish so.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 6,387
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Sometimes I shoot them, most times I don't. It's...

Sometimes I shoot them, most times I don't. It's case dependent. If I think it's demeaning I don't shoot. If the subject is interesting I take the shot. If they ask for a photo I oblige. If they ask...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The 50 MP is a monster of a lens, while the ZM...

The 50 MP is a monster of a lens, while the ZM are designed to be used on lighter smaller RF cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That is very true, but in my opinion the C-Sonnar...

That is very true, but in my opinion the C-Sonnar is really a mild case compared to the Summilux. I have seen plenty of amazing shots ruined because it's next to impossible to focus it with the RF...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No lens can be considered sharp if the owner...

No lens can be considered sharp if the owner can't focus it properly, no matter how theoretically good it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think it would be best to buy a hygrometer and...

I think it would be best to buy a hygrometer and check the relative humidity where you store your gear. If it's 60% or above then a dry cabinet is a must.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No problem Dave! :)

No problem Dave! :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Nope, what I meant is that you can choose the...

Nope, what I meant is that you can choose the time to send in your camera, when you have less jobs during the slow season for instance. There is no hurry to send it before the 3 years goodwill free...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think the main positive aspect is that no one...

I think the main positive aspect is that no one would be in a hurry to send their camera away now. The corrosion spots look like oil spots and can be easily cloned out.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Cal! Even though I don't have the M9...

Thank you Cal! Even though I don't have the M9 anymore, this statement renewed my confidence in Leica and exceeded actually my expectations.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fully agree. I have the feeling after one year of...

Fully agree. I have the feeling after one year of use that the M240 is the mature product I was waiting for, the one I can keep for several years without needing to upgrade.

I too don't see Leica...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think one should also consider what is the ME...

I think one should also consider what is the ME and why it was released at this price. Once you know/admit the answer, then you will see things differently.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No need for jealousy guys! I mean how many of you...

No need for jealousy guys! I mean how many of you are NOT members at LUF? :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, I totally agree with you, and I was in the...

Mike, I totally agree with you, and I was in the same position as you, and even switched to Sony when my M9 was in repair. But I can confidently say the M240 is the most mature digital M product to...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, it's called the Leica User Forum after all...

Well, it's called the Leica User Forum after all ;)

And to be honest, before the sensor issue came up, how many posts in the digital M forum over here per day? This is a rangefinder forum, and...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-08-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I agree that blaming the glue for sensor...

I agree that blaming the glue for sensor delamination makes no sense whatsoever.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Hi Cal, yes definitely we have the same...

Hi Cal, yes definitely we have the same expectations but I am probably taking the more pessimistic route. The MM is moreover a special case, in that it has a monochromatic sensor that has a high...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Of course, my reply is not intended at the...

Of course, my reply is not intended at the current sensor problem, but at the remarks made earlier about Leica marketing the M9 as lasting a lifetime.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, the M8 is even better than the M9 at base...

Well, the M8 is even better than the M9 at base iso. But did you consider the unusable high iso above 640? The banding? The shutter sound? The card issues? The 2001 LCD screen? The processor that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No matter what Leica claims, no one should expect...

No matter what Leica claims, no one should expect a digital M to last for a lifetime. Like every other digital camera, it should be expected to be upgraded every 3 years, and up to 6 years if one can...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,341
Posted By EdwardKaraa
With no disrespect to Thorsten, statements like...

With no disrespect to Thorsten, statements like "wear your Leica" really contribute to this perception ;) But hey, he's very successful at what he does and that's how he makes his money, so good on...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,341
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think you're describing the current state of...

I think you're describing the current state of photography in general. Most are wannabe photographers. Those who can afford it buy Leicas, those who do not buy other brands. If you are able to sieve...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,341
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Initially I planned to keep the M9 for a couple...

Initially I planned to keep the M9 for a couple of years and get the M240-P or maybe the next model, but the delaminating sensor of the M9 somewhat forced me to make the upgrade earlier. I must say I...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Agreed. The cameras are so different it's not a...

Agreed. The cameras are so different it's not a matter of price at all. I wouldn't buy any, personally. I would get the latest M model instead. However, if I have to strictly choose between these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,784
Posted By EdwardKaraa
My other half never touches my cameras. I never...

My other half never touches my cameras. I never touch her french leather bags. Perfect harmony :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Hi Michael, Indeed, we are both saying the exact...

Hi Michael,

Indeed, we are both saying the exact same thing, while focusing each on different aspects.

As for the white paper, Dr. Nasse wrote several for Zeiss, but for some reason there is no...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-28-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 5,164
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I always kept it at the lowest setting. With my...

I always kept it at the lowest setting. With my high contrast ZM lenses the EVF would light like a Christmas tree at anything higher :)
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-28-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 5,164
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Oh, regarding focus peaking, I personally find it...

Oh, regarding focus peaking, I personally find it next to useless. It is much better to turn it off, and rely on image magnification for critical focus. On the M, it is more precise than the A7, in...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-28-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 5,164
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I used an A7 for 3 months while my M9 was having...

I used an A7 for 3 months while my M9 was having a sensor transplant at Solms. To me, it was just another digital camera, if you see what I mean. It takes nice pictures but that's about it. It looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Again Michael, you're reading wrongly. I didn't...

Again Michael, you're reading wrongly. I didn't say (neither did Zeiss) that a sharper lens has more diffraction. I said very clearly that the effects of diffraction are visible earlier with lenses...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That is not really nice to say Duane. Having a...

That is not really nice to say Duane. Having a bad day?

By the way, I got 6 months warranty on my new sensor last year. I understand now it is 1 year not 3 year, but only on the sensor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By EdwardKaraa
But but but, that is absolutely not what I said....

But but but, that is absolutely not what I said. Why do you say it is a load of Bull?

What I said, and Zeiss said, and I'm pretty sure even with your PhD that Zeiss knows better than you, that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Charlie, I send it in after 1 year, but I should...

Charlie, I send it in after 1 year, but I should have send it earlier as I was spending too much time cloning out these inexplicably resistant spots that couldn't be removed with wet cleaning....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Correct, around 2 1/2 months. The did scare me...

Correct, around 2 1/2 months. The did scare me with their expected turn around of 4-6 months though :D
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Excellent points! We have only to see what the...

Excellent points!

We have only to see what the not too thick (1.5mm) glass cover of the Sony A7 does to RF glass. The M9's is just 0.8mm which looks like the maximum thickness that can be used with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Agreed on all points Roger. I would like to add...

Agreed on all points Roger.

I would like to add that diffraction can act as an excellent soft focus filter at very small apertures (16 and smaller) and it removes moire too (especially on non AA...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I bought my M9 new from an authorized Leica...

I bought my M9 new from an authorized Leica dealer and it already showed 5-10 delamination bubbles that I mistook for oil spots. They multiplied to around 100 in less than a year. I think it is...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It is interesting that "the suede" member on FM...

It is interesting that "the suede" member on FM forum who is a optical scientist and one of the founders of the old photodo website, has mentioned several times, and way before this issue became...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,683
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It is said that the sharper the lens, the faster...

It is said that the sharper the lens, the faster diffraction kicks in. Zeiss were proud to mention that their lenses are affected by diffraction as early as f/5.6. In practical terms, I don't think...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 11-26-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 35,485
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The wobble issue has been resolved long ago. Only...

The wobble issue has been resolved long ago. Only the first years of production had this problem. Anyhow Zeiss fixed my 85 Sonnar for just 95 euros so the charges are quite reasonable. I wouldn't...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-25-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Sorry I must have been more careful with my...

Sorry I must have been more careful with my wording. As far as I know, from several sources, that the card and battery contacts are part of the board. It's not the slot or housing themselves. Sorry...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 502
Views: 28,931
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica has probably anticipated this problem since...

Leica has probably anticipated this problem since it is not really news. It has been going on for a while, and most people who became aware of this problem have already had the sensor replaced.
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