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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,925
Posted By Symeon
No UV/IR filter?

It's a pity these otherwise nice photos have too much magenta in them. Why not try to remove it in Lr or C1, it's not difficult.
Cheers.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,819
Posted By Symeon
Nostalgic

Not a fake. The absence of an LCD and the advance lever (which turns on/off the camera) are Leica's attempt to recreate an old film Leica for the purist photographer who chooses digital. As usual...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,489
Posted By Symeon
You asked for it

First you need clean glass, derived from sand and mixed with sodium carbonate and lime. River sand is the best because it has the less metal contamination which tints the glass. Then you must grind...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,154
Posted By Symeon
So it is

This is what the Catholic Church has been asking recently - are we relevant? Yet, despite their boring sermons and pomp and circumstance, their idols and their icons, could the world survive an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By Symeon
With the M8 one was either lucky or unlucky...

With the M8 one was either lucky or unlucky depending from which batch of M8s one bought - starting September 2006. I think there were 4 batches up until 2008 and then Leica started to contemplate a...
Forum: Photo Software 05-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By Symeon
The DP2M is power hungry, definitely have a...

The DP2M is power hungry, definitely have a second camera with you. As for Sigma PhotoPro it's fairly good for B&W but it has no crop tool and is very slow. You could save in TIFF16 directly without...
Forum: Photo Software 05-31-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,441
Posted By Symeon
Started with Lr2 years ago, now with Lr5 but I am...

Started with Lr2 years ago, now with Lr5 but I am afraid that Adobe is losing its touch. The Library mode is very good but the Develop module feels primitive nowadays. I switched to Capture One v8...
Forum: Photo Software 05-31-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,441
Posted By Symeon
Something wrong with Adobe nowadays.

Something wrong with Adobe nowadays.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 5,168
Posted By Symeon
From the serial number your M3 looks like a very...

From the serial number your M3 looks like a very early double stroke piece (with old fashioned shutter speeds), it could have been sleeping for half a century you know, so it happens. It's always the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,594
Posted By Symeon
the V700 is excellent with 6x6 but in my...

the V700 is excellent with 6x6 but in my experience not so good with 35mm film.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-11-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 12,118
Posted By Symeon
You are not "cheaping out" with the v4 lens, you...

You are not "cheaping out" with the v4 lens, you are actually getting a better optic especially if used on the M6 and for B&W. The Asph is harder (perhaps better at f2) but designed with digital...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-05-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,312
Posted By Symeon
I have been using an X10 for the last 5 months,...

I have been using an X10 for the last 5 months, this is what I found:
It looks great and feels great in the hands. Quite inconspicuous when shooting, pretty fast too, auto focus sometimes gets...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-10-2012
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,087
Posted By Symeon
One the best lenses I ever had. Used it on the M3...

One the best lenses I ever had. Used it on the M3 years ago for monochrome, and am still using it now on the M8 for color. Even better as a 28mm on the M8, no corners to worry about. Just watch out...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-04-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,209
Posted By Symeon
Quality wise, the M8 for sure. Investment wise,...

Quality wise, the M8 for sure. Investment wise, the M8 for sure. But accept its limitations and learn to live with them.
regards.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,553
Posted By Symeon
What's all this HIGH ISO fixation these days?...

What's all this HIGH ISO fixation these days? Does everyone have a night job and has to sleep all day?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,791
Posted By Symeon
The Summilux 35 of the 70s-80s and early 90s era...

The Summilux 35 of the 70s-80s and early 90s era wasn't very good. Wide open it had too many issues and it did not justify the cost. The recent Asph model has corrected all these but it costs a...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,884
Posted By Symeon
Losing faith

It's quite depressing, really, reading about all these defects and problems the digital Leica Ms have. I bought my M8 in the spring of 2007 and dropped it on a thick carpet from a height of about...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-06-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,676
Posted By Symeon
I have an M8 which works perfectly well after...

I have an M8 which works perfectly well after 9,000 shots in 3 years. The M9's full frame, no IR issue, better ISO, better menu, etc, do not really impress me, I can name just as many drawbacks on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,431
Posted By Symeon
strap it

wrap the strap around your right wrist twice, hold the lens with your left hand, that's your grip, pretty cheap!
:cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 6,117
Posted By Symeon
A century old, very soon

Contax and Cosina, and for that matter many other Japanese companies, have never produced "fetish" 35mm cameras, Leica has. One shouldn't overlook this fact, as for fitting "third party" optics to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 5,808
Posted By Symeon
cyan bias

Old lenses can occasionally lose their coating (fluorite most usually) and then they let most of the blue light through. Some photographers in the past used to rub the front element of their lenses...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Symeon
not feasible

Pretty weird question, Dino. Are you talking about a zoom 90-135 at F2 with a macro capability too? If that were optically possible to make (and I doubt it) it would definitely cost a fortune and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,818
Posted By Symeon
fuzzy corners

This looks like a typical case of unstuck elements inside the lens. The non-symmetrical fuzziness (on one side more than on the other) attests to this.
Regards.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Symeon
OK, got it right this time. Thanks guys. Thanks...

OK, got it right this time. Thanks guys. Thanks Chris.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Symeon
Checking to see if I got this right, copied it...

Checking to see if I got this right, copied it straight out of Flickr:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4678310680_037b81f5f9_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Symeon
Leica never worked backwards. No more updates for...

Leica never worked backwards. No more updates for M8, no more 6bit optics.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,507
Posted By Symeon
half frame?

Ken Rockwell could never count...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,146
Posted By Symeon
My favorite optic, had it for many years starting...

My favorite optic, had it for many years starting with an M3. Yes, it does have a cyan cast on the M8 sensor, but it is easy to fix later in LT or something. I wouldn't use f11 if I were you, though....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-11-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Symeon
Yep, the lens was designed for the M3. Awkward on...

Yep, the lens was designed for the M3. Awkward on M6, 7, 8 and possibly 9 too.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-11-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,561
Posted By Symeon
The 1,2/35 Nokton is not bad at all, but if you...

The 1,2/35 Nokton is not bad at all, but if you are looking for something wide why not try the recent 2,8/28 ASPH by Leica? It's petit and not that expensive either.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,333
Posted By Symeon
With the M9 around $4000 for an M8.2 is steep,...

With the M9 around $4000 for an M8.2 is steep, too steep. Then again it will soon be a collector's item: the shortest lived Leica M ever!
The Nokton and the Summilux are two different breeds, little...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 6,070
Posted By Symeon
I have both coded and non-coded lenses. The only...

I have both coded and non-coded lenses. The only difference that I see is in the metadata which tells me which lens I have used. Nothing else.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-11-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,890
Posted By Symeon
I don't get any of these issues that you mention...

I don't get any of these issues that you mention in LT 2.6, as for C1 it's Leica dedicated but it crashes a lot on my Mac running Snow Leopard. Adobe Camera Raw running with Photoshop CS3+ is also a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By Symeon
Go for the 1,4/50 Asph if you really want shallow...

Go for the 1,4/50 Asph if you really want shallow depth of field, also great for landscapes. I keep both my 2/50 and 1,4/50, they have the same focal length but their writing is different. All M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 5,442
Posted By Symeon
Good photography Leicashot, yet I think a 28mm...

Good photography Leicashot, yet I think a 28mm would have done a better job..
regards
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 5,451
Posted By Symeon
1984

They only go by the book, George Orwell's that is.

regards,
Simon
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By Symeon
The Noctilux really sings... Were those pics at...

The Noctilux really sings... Were those pics at f0.9 or what?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-12-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By Symeon
A dSLR will suit you best, or a video camera!

A dSLR will suit you best, or a video camera!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-12-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By Symeon
Yeah, you got the wrong camera. Get a...

Yeah, you got the wrong camera. Get a dSLR.
regards.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-07-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 33,630
Posted By Symeon
Just learning the V700, seems powerful but colour...

Just learning the V700, seems powerful but colour is not always accurate. It's quick, friendly and works nice with Silverfast software but online help stinks and I am afraid I have to learn...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By Symeon
M3-Elmar

Stay with this equipment pal, good work, I had these myself years ago, they fit nicely in your jacket pocket too (if you have the collapsible Elmar). I would get a good handheld light-meter though,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,398
Posted By Symeon
How does this Alien Skin Blowup work, Eleskin? I...

How does this Alien Skin Blowup work, Eleskin? I am curious. What does it do to get 500Mb out of a 10Mb file?

regards,
S
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-06-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 29,918
Posted By Symeon
It seems that the very first batch of M8s that...

It seems that the very first batch of M8s that came out were flawed in various ways. The sensor was one, high ISO performance was another, banding and moire effects, also when very long exposures...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-06-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,654
Posted By Symeon
Wink definitely

Now it is the time to buy an M8 indeed. the M8 was the original idea, the follow ups were fixes which are irrelevant to the dedicated photographer, i.e. you need to be more of a photographer to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 11,138
Posted By Symeon
It's an old midwife's tale that 28mm lenses are...

It's an old midwife's tale that 28mm lenses are for landscapes while 135mm lenses are for wildlife etc. I use a 50mm (turned 70mm on the M8) a lot for landscapes and a 21mm for indoors, low light or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,663
Posted By Symeon
Definitely the 2/50 (as recent as possible), but...

Definitely the 2/50 (as recent as possible), but if money is no issue then the 1,4/50 ASPH. I wouldn't put a non-Leica lens on an M8, unless of course I am very short of cash..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 7,414
Posted By Symeon
All M cameras are the same, from M3 to M2 you get...

All M cameras are the same, from M3 to M2 you get better made parts, then M4-M6 are the true workhorses, M7 and MP are Leica's afterthoughts but definitely top quality machines. The M8-M9 series is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,725
Posted By Symeon
Sorry Nick, but priority means the camera follows...

Sorry Nick, but priority means the camera follows what you set first on it and when you set an f-aperture value on your lens the A chooses and fits the appropriate shutter speed; this is called...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,725
Posted By Symeon
Using manual exposure on the M8 will speed up...

Using manual exposure on the M8 will speed up your shooting since you bypass the camera's metering job, but there will be errors, which of course are insignificant since you work with digital not...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Symeon
Same thing happened to me and I also got mad....

Same thing happened to me and I also got mad. Tried to dig deep into the windows registry to find the problem but had no luck. Between formatting my drive and forgetting about Capture One I decided...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-31-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,478
Posted By Symeon
For decades the 2/50 Summicron M has been the...

For decades the 2/50 Summicron M has been the reference, equally sharp at all apertures. Symmetrical Double-Gauss designs are easier to make from 50mm to 90mm focal lengths than at 35mm or wider....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-30-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,647
Posted By Symeon
The new Summilux 1,4/50 ASPH definitely. It is...

The new Summilux 1,4/50 ASPH definitely. It is the best of the 3. The Noctilux is too bulky and too painter-like for my liking.

regards.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 12,221
Posted By Symeon
Red face f1.7 really?

I find it difficult to believe, Eric, that this is a photograph taken at f1,7 on a Voigtlander lens; unless the original frame is cropped a lot. The depth of the body of the children is fully covered...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-19-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 7,754
Posted By Symeon
Voigt?

Johann Christoph Voigtländer Vienna 1756 - hence, the roots of camera making. Built the Petzval lens in 1840, I think. Still, its glasses have the Zeiss philosophy in them, rather than the Leitz. But...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 12,221
Posted By Symeon
why Leica

One wonders, if you are planning to use Voigtlander optics why not get a Bessa instead of an M? Is there some tradition in the States buying a Mercedes and fitting it with a VW engine? By the way,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-18-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,675
Posted By Symeon
can't compare 35mm to 50mm any which way, still...

can't compare 35mm to 50mm any which way, still i'll go for the Summilux for a number of reasons.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-18-2009
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,087
Posted By Symeon
The 3.4/21 SA, definitely the most metaphysical...

The 3.4/21 SA, definitely the most metaphysical of all the M lenses I have used. Have had it for more than 25 years and still use it as a 27mm on the M8 and vignetting is less. Old style optic for...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,741
Posted By Symeon
Unhappy focus shift

I have similar problems, seems that each lens behaves differently after it clicks in the mount of the M8. I get a focus shift toward the rear of the distance scale on the lens, especially on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2009
Replies: 238
Views: 37,118
Posted By Symeon
legendary species

Manufacturers today resemble living organisms on our planet which are in danger of extinction because of outstanding "human progress". The natural tendency is to mutate so you don't perish....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,909
Posted By Symeon
upgrading?

It's all about economics versus ergonomics. Behind the facade of the M9 there is a magnesium cast shell which houses the CCD and all the electronics of the camera including the LCD screen. This is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,909
Posted By Symeon
blockbusting indeed

Totally agree with you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Symeon
final results

I keep all DNG files in an external backup drive, their processed jpgs in my PC, I hardly ever print photos anymore, I prefer to look at them or show them to friends through computer screens (and the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,491
Posted By Symeon
back to wideangles?

It would make my SA 21 work again as a 21 but at what price?:(
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,478
Posted By Symeon
what x?

Oscar Barnack is definitely turning in his grave.
Forum: Photo Software 06-02-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By Symeon
Now, why is PSD a better format? Enlighten me. I...

Now, why is PSD a better format? Enlighten me. I know TIFF is bulky and old technology but what's wrong with a lossless JPG while keeping the DNG in the archive?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By Symeon
If you spend time thinking what other people...

If you spend time thinking what other people think of you and your camera strap, you miss the magic moment and defeat your own purpose. Straps are safe but can get in the way sometimes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 27,844
Posted By Symeon
M3 single stroke, anytime.

M3 single stroke, anytime.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-02-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 7,387
Posted By Symeon
Art and Philosophy always went together and were...

Art and Philosophy always went together and were condemned equally together. Photography is a pictorial art whose roots are in European Humanism which gave us the Renaissance, realism, impressionism,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Symeon
Transcend 4Gb 8x takes about 3-4 secs to record a...

Transcend 4Gb 8x takes about 3-4 secs to record a DNG file on my M8, not bad.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-11-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,118
Posted By Symeon
Sa 21+m8

Have been using the Super Angulon 3,4/21 on the M8 for 2 years now, no metering BUT playback of your shot in the LCD. Soon you'll get to learn how to read light without a meter... I've been doing it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Symeon
dng+jpg won't work everytime

Has anyone had this problem? DNGs process quite fast in camera, JPGs are a bit slower, but the dng_jpg combination will sometimes produce no image at all. Weird. It will either take an aeon or ignore...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-21-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By Symeon
killing the M8

forget it, passport or no passport Leica wont give you a new camera; that's an old fable; but if you are so inclined try dynamite like the nazis did to keep their camera secrets from the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,049
Posted By Symeon
iso on M8

well, the 640 is actually 800 and the 320 is 400, I think. In color both iso look fine but in BW the 640 looks better, definitely. Even the 1250 can look ok in BW depending on the light conditions...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By Symeon
no way

big mistake selling the old cron or the lux; these are classics - do it unless you upgrade them to more recent versions. i have them both and will stick with them to the end.
:bang:
regards, Simon
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,096
Posted By Symeon
Same hat

like your hat though, I have one too but much cheaper and I never take it out when I leave home. :o Regards
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-07-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,899
Posted By Symeon
keep on dreaming... Leica walks slower than a...

keep on dreaming... Leica walks slower than a tortoise folks, always has... what's the rush? Use the M8 properly and it beats the Canon 5D in many ways... use it clumsily and you'll sure be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-07-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By Symeon
TIF is what Windows understands basically, and...

TIF is what Windows understands basically, and USB cable connections, and most photo programmes, the ones coming out of the M8 are still DNG but disguised as TIFs. Not to worry.
Regards.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 04-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,251
Posted By Symeon
Unhappy The 1.3 factor problems

A few months ago I posted a question on the DOF of Leica lenses which has been altered by the M8's x1.3 factor. I got little response and so I forgot about it. But the problem is recurring and U had...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 18,547
Posted By Symeon
What is your priority

For quality I would go for the Mamiya, but for versatility, stealth and invisibility (which you may need in China) I would go the M8.
Regards.:cool:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-22-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,067
Posted By Symeon
Don't know about shutter delay (lag!), mine has...

Don't know about shutter delay (lag!), mine has none. Loud? I don't think so, then again it's not an M3, but the world is noisier than it was in the 50s. Cheap feel? Are you sure? Bottom line: yes,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By Symeon
Yes. I have tried it, and it works, no problem...

Yes. I have tried it, and it works, no problem with the PC, or the M8. But why bother?
Regards,
Simon
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,485
Posted By Symeon
Are you for real?

Are you for real?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By Symeon
firmware backstep

Is it safe to re-install an older version of the M8 firmware, say from 1.2.0 to 1.1.0 or another? I don't particularly like the new timings when the DNG shot is being written on the SD card. It used...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6,842
Posted By Symeon
How can I upload a gallery of pictures I have...

How can I upload a gallery of pictures I have taken, can you help? I am new in this forum and I don't know how to go about doing things. Thanks beforehand..
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-17-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By Symeon
There is those who feel photography is an art and...

There is those who feel photography is an art and those who feel it is a philosophy and then there is those who see and understand the simple physics in it. An understanding of DOF, nevertheless,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-17-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Symeon
yes, old oil, sorry but you cant clean it really,...

yes, old oil, sorry but you cant clean it really, the Leica people can...
regards
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-30-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 2,982
Posted By Symeon
Small area captured by a smaller than 24x36mm...

Small area captured by a smaller than 24x36mm sensor yes, but this sounds like cropping and not turning a 35mm to a 50mm - which would imply a narrower DOF. When Leica says that a x1.3 factor for its...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-26-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 2,982
Posted By Symeon
DOF where is it?

Has anyone using an M8 ever gone to the trouble to calculate a proper Depth of Field table for any Leica lens, like we used to do in the old days? I mean, do the numbers on our lenses (giving you an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By Symeon
the M3 boasted of half a million clicks on your...

the M3 boasted of half a million clicks on your shutter before it needed service, now THOSE were the days! My bet would be half as much as that for the M8 (I am an optimist), but I have another...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 6,095
Posted By Symeon
There is another way to push process the DNG...

There is another way to push process the DNG file: try a -2 EV underexposure while shooting at 640 ISO or higher. Then correct shadow detail and whatever noise in Capture One. Colour will always...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Symeon
:bang: relax... it'll take you a month to learn...

:bang: relax... it'll take you a month to learn how to focus (that is if you use the M8 everyday) and then another month to figure out what happened to all that DOF lost on the 1.33x factor... and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-18-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 23,298
Posted By Symeon
Post :bang: The problem is not to make the dots, it's...

:bang: The problem is not to make the dots, it's to keep them there forever. Yeah, I can make dots.. Still, my M8 won't ever, ever tell me what was the f stop I used on a picture..
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