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Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
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.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
"I have never had sexual relations with that...

"I have never had sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinski." Bill Clinton

Yeah, I have vaguely heard about a couple of sensors having issues but only in the swamps of Florida and Louisiana....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I love it when someone who doesn't even own that...

I love it when someone who doesn't even own that camera makes remarks like this about the users ;)

For your information, this problem affects EVERY camera body that has the Kodak sensor. It's not...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Many users accounts on LUF, but I am too lazy to...

Many users accounts on LUF, but I am too lazy to look them up :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I'm afraid that is not true. I think it is...

I'm afraid that is not true. I think it is Leica's way to put at least part of the blame on users. Corrosion starts as soon as the coatings are applied, but it might take 3 months to 1 year to start...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, that is confirmed.

Yes, that is confirmed.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,423
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Having had an M9 with a delaminating sensor, and...

Having had an M9 with a delaminating sensor, and actually Leica's response being partly as a reaction to my posts on that thread, I can say the following:

- the delamination is not caused by...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15820500932_b2...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15820500932_b28261d9b0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q71cKs)M(240) ZM 85/2 (https://flic.kr/p/q71cKs) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/), on...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, thank you! Wouter, I don't really, having...

Mike, thank you!

Wouter, I don't really, having never used the summicron AA, but I know the Sonnar has purple fringing wide open while the cron doesn't. The Sonnar seems to be the sharper lens, by a...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much Giorgio. Much appreciated.

Thank you very much Giorgio. Much appreciated.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,041
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That pretty much sums up my view but said in a...

That pretty much sums up my view but said in a much more eloquent way than I could have said it :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Definitely, but to be honest I use mine as a RF...

Definitely, but to be honest I use mine as a RF exclusively. This is the way I feel most comfortable shooting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The biggest difference imo is that with an slr...

The biggest difference imo is that with an slr you see the focus zone that the lens sees, while with RF the DOF is infinite. For certain subjects, the RF helps a lot in the composition, while in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 4,163
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, in both film and digital, it depends on...

Well, in both film and digital, it depends on which film and which digital camera. I am sure you don't mean velvia for skin tones or highlight rolloff, or even color reproduction. In fact, color...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 4,163
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Perfection? What perfection? Neither film nor...

Perfection? What perfection? Neither film nor digital are perfect ;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 4,163
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Purely unintentional, probably my subconscious...

Purely unintentional, probably my subconscious talking :D

I do love film for the imperfections though. But I prefer to look at other people's shots :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 4,163
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Despite shooting currently exclusively digital, I...

Despite shooting currently exclusively digital, I am always happy to know that many actors and stars still love film. There have been several similar statements in the past few years, from Keanu...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Apart from the leaning forward trick that works...

Apart from the leaning forward trick that works very well, I find it also easy to slightly focus backwards with portraits. Instead of the near eye I focus on the nose ridge for instance, or in...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I personally prefer the lens to be calibrated for...

I personally prefer the lens to be calibrated for 2.8. I can deal with 2 cm front focus at MFD when shooting wide open. Correcting for back focus is more difficult for me. Unfortunately my copy was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,408
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That may be true, but it's one more reason not to...

That may be true, but it's one more reason not to mess with them needlessly. I am only willing to fight to protect myself or my family from harm. I don't have a problem showing my papers if that...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I prefer Leica leather straps and arte di mano...

I prefer Leica leather straps and arte di mano half cases.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,408
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is hilarious. Common sense is not cowardice....

This is hilarious. Common sense is not cowardice. Refusing to show your papers to an officer is plain stupid. Being brave is to fight to protect your family and others, not pick a needless fight just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,408
Posted By EdwardKaraa
One should know what they want. If you want to...

One should know what they want. If you want to fight the police and get arrested, then refuse to show your papers. If you want to take photos, show your papers to the police, it only takes a couple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,408
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Haven't you heard of defusing a potentially...

Haven't you heard of defusing a potentially conflictual situation before it actually starts? I teach this to my aikido students everyday. There is no need to be a hero, let someone else be. Sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,408
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Morale of the story: if you're asked by a police...

Morale of the story: if you're asked by a police officer to give your details, you give your details with a friendly smile and get on with your life. I can't believe how idiotic some people can be in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I hope no emotional damage will be caused, but...

I hope no emotional damage will be caused, but hey, you can sue the police too :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By EdwardKaraa
What wouldn't people do to make an extra buck or...

What wouldn't people do to make an extra buck or two. So basically this girl prostituted her cleavage for 45k but only received 2k. Serves her well.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am still hoping Fuji will one day make a FF...

I am still hoping Fuji will one day make a FF mirrorless and I am very sure it would be something fantastic. I really love their retro designs and ergonomics and much prefer it to Sony. Most probably...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A digital version of this one would be even more...

A digital version of this one would be even more interesting :D
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A Zeiss Ikon should have an M mount by...

A Zeiss Ikon should have an M mount by definition. No OVF, no RF, no LCD, that's a lot of nos. The whole things sounds like a hoax to me. The only company capable of building a digital RF apart from...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No OVF no LCD that sounds exciting. I hope the...

No OVF no LCD that sounds exciting. I hope the EVF is included haha!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Indeed, I am talking about some loss in the tonal...

Indeed, I am talking about some loss in the tonal range when darkening the shot in ACR. I do not notice this loss when lightening the shot. In fact the colors look better when the shot is slightly...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There are several ways of boosting iso. Most CCD...

There are several ways of boosting iso. Most CCD cameras, including MFDB and the M9 boost iso in software, not by amplifying the signal like regular CMOS based cameras. The camera basically shoots...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica M9 (This is added to make the text longer...

Leica M9

(This is added to make the text longer as requested)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I've done a lot of experimenting with the M9 and...

I've done a lot of experimenting with the M9 and Sony A900 in the past, but unfortunately didn't keep the files. Can't tell you exactly why because I'm not familiar with the physics involved but I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The problem with this method is that it seems to...

The problem with this method is that it seems to lower the color quality in the mid tones on modern sensors. Exposing correctly is the best way to obtain the best tonality and color quality on modern...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Many CCD cameras are isoless. You can shoot at...

Many CCD cameras are isoless. You can shoot at base iso and underexpose by 4 stops (pushed in the raw converter) and you get better results than bumping up the iso 4 stops.

CMOS are traditionally...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
You aren't stupid Cal! :) I fully agree, and...

You aren't stupid Cal! :)

I fully agree, and that's what I do. In some instances with high contrast though, especially at night, I underexpose to protect the highlights then bring up the shadows in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That was true 10 years ago. The current trend is...

That was true 10 years ago. The current trend is to underexpose at low iso and push in post ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By EdwardKaraa
First, blower bulb. If that doesn't work, goat...

First, blower bulb. If that doesn't work, goat hair brush. If that doesn't work, microfiber cloth. If that doesn't work, microfiber cloth with lens cleaning liquid. If that doesn't work, microfiber...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Very nice shots hellomikmik. I especially like...

Very nice shots hellomikmik. I especially like no. 3.

Another recent shot:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15515539035_0942bea9c5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pD4ccH)M(240) - ZM 85/2...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you sevres_babylone! I do hope the Sonnar...

Thank you sevres_babylone! I do hope the Sonnar will be back again in another incarnation.

Photony Texas, thanks a lot for posting. Love posts 8 and 10. Beautiful rendering.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/14213077386_bc...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/14213077386_bcde20df96_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nDXJJo)
L1000796 (https://flic.kr/p/nDXJJo) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/), on Flickr
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15038340561_41...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15038340561_41259d7e43_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oUTqHP)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/oUTqHP) by edward karaa...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15038336741_60...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15038336741_603ce530d9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oUTpzX)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/oUTpzX) by edward karaa...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15487811125_4c...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15487811125_4c77bccf67_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAB5Ei)M(240) - ZM 85/2 (https://flic.kr/p/pAB5Ei) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/),...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/15165586266_0b...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/15165586266_0b5c726012_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p78Arh)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/p78Arh) by edward karaa...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By EdwardKaraa
ZM 2/85 Sonnar photos

We don't often see photos with this lens, being discontinued and everything. So here's the dedicated thread.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 10-10-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 3,640
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Regarding the 240 metering, in fact it favors...

Regarding the 240 metering, in fact it favors overexposure with 50+ lenses, spot on with 35s, and slightly underexposes with 28-.

I don't need an LCD to know that the metering is off. I don't use...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 10-10-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 3,640
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A bit disappointed to be honest. I was expecting...

A bit disappointed to be honest. I was expecting something more clever.
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