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Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
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Posted By Calzone
Seems like $5095.00 is the new going price for an...

Seems like $5095.00 is the new going price for an APO 35 Cron at this point. I checked with other dealers.

Will the January 10% price increase also effect this lens? Seems like the 10% increase...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
Another price check on the APO 35 Cron: at B&H...

Another price check on the APO 35 Cron: at B&H the price is also $5095.00.

A $500.00 increase already.

My guess is that this pre-mature price increase is due to a tight supply and high demand.

Cal
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
I got the heads up on how the tariffs will be...

I got the heads up on how the tariffs will be handled. In January expect a 10% increase in pricing on all lenses.

I was told that the prices on the SL2 and Q2 will not increase.

So in the end it is...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
O-T-L I think that is what happened to that APO...

O-T-L

I think that is what happened to that APO 35 Cron buyer I cited. The new price if you placed an order today at Adorama is $1.2K higher than the pre tariff price. Ouch.

If this is true we can...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
Raid, It seems that some Americans are trying to...

Raid,

It seems that some Americans are trying to lock-in pre tariff prices. I cited this guy who locked in the price at Adorama because it was backordered. Already it seems the prices have increased...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
I read on the Leica Forum about a guy who...

I read on the Leica Forum about a guy who "locked-in" the pre tariff price on an APO 35 Cron like mine at $4495.00 from Adorama. They say they will honor that price since it was "backordered" and is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
I thought about this a lot over the weekend....

I thought about this a lot over the weekend. Pretty much could easily utilize my 50 Lux-L as a 50-75mm zoom.

Because 47 MP is "mucho" how much IQ would I loose by cropping? I would be sweet spotting...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
So here is a thought. If I can get Leica to add...

So here is a thought. If I can get Leica to add to their menus "framelines" as an overlay then there could be "Q" Factor that is basically borrowed from the "Q" and Q2.

So if I use my 50 Lux-L with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm alright with purchasing a Leica, but...

Raid,

I'm alright with purchasing a Leica, but if I could demand one thing from Leica it would be for a SL2M.

A Monochrom version of the SL2 with the APO glass pretty much would be a pretty big...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, My behavior was child like, but it worked....

Raid,

My behavior was child like, but it worked.

I first bought the CL for me and used it with MF lenses, then I gave it to my gal, and she bought the 23 TL AF lens.

Some time passed, and she...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Sorry to hear of your suffering. You are...

Robert,

Sorry to hear of your suffering. You are not alone. We are ill, but think of this thread as kind of a support group.

BTW I kinda bought the CL for "Maggie," but it is now my camera. Not a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, That was a clever "bait and switch." I...

Raid,

That was a clever "bait and switch."

I didn't see that one coming. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, You started the thread. LOL. Cal

Raid,

You started the thread. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, You are more connected than me. Send the...

Raid,

You are more connected than me. Send the E-mail.

I only know Shirley a Marketing Director USA, and John my Technical Specialist for the S and SL.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
A, This surely would appeal to the guys that are...

A,

This surely would appeal to the guys that are M-centric. I for one would love a smaller SL or SL2.

Nothing like a M, and if we got a crossover optimized for M-glass it could win some...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Joe, This is a no brainer for a camera with an...

Joe,

This is a no brainer for a camera with an EVF. Kind of a crossover for those that like seeing outside the frame out of habit on a rangefinder. Kinda useful for composing and a very cool...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Truth be told, the CL is a great camera, but it...

Truth be told, the CL is a great camera, but it has the limitation of a cropped sensor.

The SL and SL2 are also great cameras, but they are mucho big and heavy. Not so many willing to glass-up with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I don't want to create rumors. I do know...

Raid,

I don't want to create rumors. I do know there are rumors about a M-EVF, and these rumors eventually prove most often to be true.

The spin of a M10 with EVF is me just guessing and logically...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
POSTSCRIPT: All I guess what I'm trying to say...

POSTSCRIPT: All I guess what I'm trying to say is: What if Leica came out with a camera that was a cross between a digital M with an EVF so it was like combining a CL and say a M10. Perhaps another...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, There is a Chinese expression: "Time is...

Raid,

There is a Chinese expression: "Time is the best weapon."

My lazy slacker spin on this that is less aggressive, less hostile and more gentile is: "Time is your friend."

So here is my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Camera nerds in paradise. LOL. What a...

Raid,

Camera nerds in paradise. LOL.

What a lifestyle. Happy-happy.

Owning only one camera is so sad.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Kinda funny the conspiring going on. I...

Robert,

Kinda funny the conspiring going on. I own a MM (for clarity first version Monochrom), a SL and also a sneaky CL.

Pretty much no buyers remorse on any of these digital cameras.

BTW I think...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, For "Full-Disclosure" are you up to date...

Raid,

For "Full-Disclosure" are you up to date on the Leica Rumors?

Suggested a M-EVF, 24 MP modeled after a M240.

M11 possible 2020.

M10X (47 MP???) X is for xtra resolution.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Ko.Fe. At one time the MM was the latest and...

Ko.Fe.

At one time the MM was the latest and greatest. LOL.

In reality it is rather primitive with no frills. The Leica haters speak the truth that it doesn't do video, does not have liveview, is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Joe, No denying that SL's and likely SL2's...

Joe,

No denying that SL's and likely SL2's depreciate at an accelerated level.

For investment purchases I have other cameras that could be defined as a store of value as "hard assets."

I do think...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, Thanks for the response. Cal

Bill,

Thanks for the response.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
K, I always wait for these sales. "Load up the...

K,

I always wait for these sales.

"Load up the truck," I say.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Raid, So much obsessive thinking. LOL. You...

Raid,

So much obsessive thinking. LOL.

You should come to a NYC Meet-Up. Pretty much a support group for much of our behaviors.

We are so predictable. LOL.

But everyone respectfully is different.
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Michael, Many thanks. If you notice the above...

Michael,

Many thanks.

If you notice the above post while off topic is also photo related.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, I have a special fondness of large prints....

Bill,

I have a special fondness of large prints. Not easy to do and do well.

"Big prints don't lie," I say. Any imperfection, noise, or too much processing shows artifacts.

Very cool.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Pete, Jeff from the NYC Meet-Up mentioned he did...

Pete,

Jeff from the NYC Meet-Up mentioned he did a few River Cruises, and made no mention of the geriatric factor.

At the Gaia where we are staying in Basel we are booked for a full blown...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, My grandfather was a gambler. He was...

Huss,

My grandfather was a gambler. He was executed in China for murdering a loan shark who destroyed and burned down his business. So I'm a grandson of a murderer.

My mom was an educated woman...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Charles, Pretty much I have a confused identity,...

Charles,

Pretty much I have a confused identity, and I identify as being a white boy trapped in an Asian body.

I wear knickers all the time. At work my boss kinda wrote me up, oddly after the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,131
Posted By Calzone
Plus One. Cal

Plus One.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Bah-Humbug. I won't leave home without...

Klaus,

Bah-Humbug. I won't leave home without the earplugs.

Kind of reminds me of when I lived in Greenpoint and I rented a row house, but in front of the row house was a fire hydrant, and in the...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Thanks for the heads up. An interesting...

Klaus,

Thanks for the heads up. An interesting adventure of sorts. I kinda expect surprises.

There is one stretch along the Rhine where it is like a slideshow of castles. I think I should bring the...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Kinda funny how I annoy people. Pretty...

Huss,

Kinda funny how I annoy people.

Pretty much a personality flaw. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Calzone
James, Well the MM is definitely not the best...

James,

Well the MM is definitely not the best for High ISO. LOL.

Pretty much I rarely used 1600, and only if I had to. Of course the reason is noise. This is particularly bad if you want to print...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Ko.Fe. Sea sickness is an awful feeling. Pretty...

Ko.Fe.

Sea sickness is an awful feeling. Pretty much after you throw up you just want to die.

The SL never bothered me, but then again I am an offshore fisherman and have spent lots of time in the...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Short answer: A Rhine River cruise with...

Raid,

Short answer: A Rhine River cruise with layovers in Amsterdam and Basel.

Kinda crazy how this for me is kind of a free trip/vacation.

Also know that Leica is one of my gal's followers.

The...
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Kinda crazy a free luxury vacation/River...

Huss,

Kinda crazy a free luxury vacation/River cruize. I had mentioned that my gal is a fashion blogger with nearly 700K followers. Pretty much she has to do some posting on Instagram, so this is a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Calzone
James, The APO glass is crazy-good. Now with...

James,

The APO glass is crazy-good. Now with IBIS and 47 MP in a SL2 a Monochrom version makes so much sense. To me the above really exploit everything as a package. Brutal I say.

I figure 47 MP,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Calzone
Allen, I'm holding out and hoping that Leica...

Allen,

I'm holding out and hoping that Leica builds a SL2M. I own the APO 35 Cron. Who else makes APO wides?

I know not an M, big, heavy...

The basic and most primitive digital camera I will keep....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Calzone
Like Allen above, I bought my MM in 2012. Mine...

Like Allen above, I bought my MM in 2012.

Mine got used heavily. The covering was worn smooth in places from gripping the camera. The edges display a silvering where I polished through the black...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
Jon Cone and Piezography is having their big...

Jon Cone and Piezography is having their big Black Friday sale. Time to load up the truck.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, The NYC event worked out for me. I'll be...

Huss,

The NYC event worked out for me. I'll be in Europe in the front half of December.

Kinda the reason why I pulled the trigger and bought the APO 35 Cron.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, What about at a crazy shutter speed like...

Bill,

What about at a crazy shutter speed like 1/40,000 of a second exposure using the "electronic shutter."

If you enable the electronic shutter on the SL and use auto you get all these shutter...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, That is another can of worms. Do a search...

Raid,

That is another can of worms. Do a search on "Leica Rumors." You'll get data mined and then forwarded all this camera smut pertaining to Leica.

Already mucho M rumors. Go see for...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Have one of those Navy Fly-Boys drop you...

Raid,

Have one of those Navy Fly-Boys drop you off. BTW FLA is a big state.

I hitched hiked down 95 from New York in the 70"s. Only had $14.00 in my pocket, my friend Richie had $25.00. We stayed...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, The date for Miami is Tuesday 12/17. My...

Raid,

The date for Miami is Tuesday 12/17.

My geography of FLA is not so good, but I know in Pensacola there is a Navy pilot training base located there.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, There is an event in Miami. Let me check...

Raid,

There is an event in Miami. Let me check the date. If you want to RSVP, PM me with your e-mail and I'll forward you the link.

Costs nothing. Pretty much a one day camera vacation for free....
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm a CF. I thought long and hard about...

Raid,

I'm a CF. I thought long and hard about spending this kinda money.

Had to suffer shooting fashion with the limitations of B&W since the MM was my only digital camera. Funny thing is that...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, 11/24 Leica Store L.A. A RSVP is required....

Huss,

11/24 Leica Store L.A. A RSVP is required. PM me and I'll forward you the link.

Itinerary:

11:00-11:20 AM Photowalk Check-In

11:30-12:30 PM Guided Photowalk with SL2 on loan.*
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, I own a CL and I love the controls and...

Huss,

I own a CL and I love the controls and layout. So simple and uncluttered. From others they also compare the SL2 controls to the CL.

One reviewer in a Leica promotion says the EVF surpasses an...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Thanks for the response. What you say...

Huss,

Thanks for the response.

What you say makes sense. Optics involves precision and being precise so optimization on a system level makes sense.

The M-lenses offer the best performance when on...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
At the Leica Store in SoHo on Thursday December...

At the Leica Store in SoHo on Thursday December 19 will be a SL2 Launching Event that includes a model shooting event, and artist talk, and a reception/party.

RSVP required. Other events like this...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,709
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Pretty funny. The world is not that...

Marty,

Pretty funny.

The world is not that big.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,709
Posted By Calzone
No lie. I have seen these big prints. Really...

No lie. I have seen these big prints.

Really stunning.

"Big prints don't lie," we say.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, No doubt that for manual focusing wides a...

Raid,

No doubt that for manual focusing wides a rangefinder can't be replaced. On the SL longer lenses are easiest to focus due to magnification and the focus snap enhancement. Not so different than...
Forum: Leica SL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, What you wrote above is news to me. Do you...

Huss,

What you wrote above is news to me. Do you have a source to back up these claims? Specifically how is optical IQ compromised by using M-glass on a SL.

In my 4 years of use I have not taken...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I once owned a 75 Lux V.2 before I owned...

Raid,

I once owned a 75 Lux V.2 before I owned the SL.

I owned a 35 Lux-R that was "E60" like your 75 Lux, and the body of my 35 Lux-R was the same size as my 75 Lux, so I do know how a 75 Lux...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, A SL with a 75 Lux would kill. The...

Raid,

A SL with a 75 Lux would kill. The magnification and the VF'er as I outlined above provides a high hit ratio. Also M-lenses seem small on a SL, but the 75 Lux would balance well.

You should...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, When I first bought my SL the only native...

Raid,

When I first bought my SL the only native lenses available were the zooms.

I used my M-glass and a Noct-Nikkor and 50 Lux-R "E60" as my fast primes.

In use I would depress the joystick and...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I still own my MM which I bought new. I...

Raid,

I still own my MM which I bought new. I still love this camera warts and all. Still a great camera. Likely the most unforgiving digital camera: CCD sensor; no chance of recovering highlights;...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Consider the Leica "S." I went to a...

Raid,

Consider the Leica "S."

I went to a workshop held at the Leica Store Soho where a demonstration of using "S" glass on a SL was the program.

I was wondering who and why that would be done, so...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
APO 35 Cron 3 ASPH lenses. 50 Lux-"L" 2 ASPH...

APO 35 Cron 3 ASPH lenses.

50 Lux-"L" 2 ASPH lenses.

APO 50 Cron 3 ASPH lenses, 4 surfaces.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I think if you read some of the Jono Slack...

Raid,

I think if you read some of the Jono Slack "L" lens reviews you will get a feel for the new APO lenses.

I sent you some F2.0 shots from an APO 35 Cron shot on my SL (only 24 MP) and you see...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, The M-lenses are not bad, but a new...

Raid,

The M-lenses are not bad, but a new standard of excellance evidently has been created with the SL2 and the native glass.

Like I have said before the APO lenses are the most highly corrected...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
A, It was mentioned in a tutorial that was by a...

A,

It was mentioned in a tutorial that was by a Leica Specialist that was about 20 minutes in running. Specifically he pointed out and mentioned especially when using wides. He spoke of a fall off...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Calzone
Y, If XX is 5222 I use ISO 500 and develope...

Y,

If XX is 5222 I use ISO 500 and develope 4+4.

For Tri-X 800 ISO and 3+3.

I get nice midrange on my negatives.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, I wonder how true a collaboration. I think...

Bill,

I wonder how true a collaboration. I think it would be wonderful if Leica profiles extended across platforms.

Surely this would encourage sales of lenses for Leica. I wonder how far Leica...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Calzone
If any part "B" contaminates part "A" your part...

If any part "B" contaminates part "A" your part "A" will eventually get killed. All that is needed is time to render your part "A" useless.

Meanwhile the slight contamination of part "B" by soaked...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, What you say makes sense to me. On my SL...

Bill,

What you say makes sense to me.

On my SL the Leica adapters allow reading of 6-bit data of M-Lenses. Also if no 6-bit coding then the entire menu of M-lenses comes up so I can select...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Thanks. More fact checking required. Cal

Huss,

Thanks. More fact checking required.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bill, Thanks for the fact. Interesting to see...

Bill,

Thanks for the fact.

Interesting to see how far this L-mount collaboration is going. The Panasonic is also weather proofed. It has the advantage of a tilt screen.

Interesting how in one...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
S, Fact check: S1R price at B&H is $3697.99; SL2...

S,

Fact check: S1R price at B&H is $3697.99; SL2 price at B&H $5995.00.

Price difference is $2297.01, not $3K.

Perhaps don't discount the Leica M-mount adapter, but still under $3K price...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
S, The DP review was on an advanced prototype...

S,

The DP review was on an advanced prototype SL2. I suspect that what was reported was a bug. Full disclosure...

I agree that the SL2 is the better platform if the intended use is M-glass, and...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Michael, The APO Crons are not inexpensive,...

Michael,

The APO Crons are not inexpensive, although the APO 50 Cron-L is less expensive than the APO 50 Cron-M.

I do know that the "L" mount has less design restrictions, and Leica is not shy...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
HW, Pretty well documented how M-mount wides...

HW,

Pretty well documented how M-mount wides respond say in a Sony A7 unless modified. This was always a big advantage for a SL.

If you don't use M-mount wides the premium makes it cost...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
HW, The micro lenses are optimized for M-glass....

HW,

The micro lenses are optimized for M-glass. With other brands if you use M-glass performance will be especially compromised when using wides.

My SL is also great with M-glass wides.

For me a...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I can't answer that question for...

Raid,

I can't answer that question for you.

This I know: The rear screen is about a quarter inch bigger and is of much higher resolution; while the M10 and SL has a Maestro II processor the SL2 has...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Michael, Thanks for the link. Below is a 20...

Michael,

Thanks for the link.

Below is a 20 minute video link that was tagged onto yours that goes through the features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMvMqGCHUSM

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Thanks for the pricing. Cheap for a...

Robert,

Thanks for the pricing. Cheap for a Leica. Not interested in the other cameras because I'm a SL owner and have the 35 APO Cron and 50 Lux which are wonderful lenses.

I think the SL2 will...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Bob, Seems like the long wait was worth it. I...

Bob,

Seems like the long wait was worth it. I still love my SL, but the SL2 advanced things. Not a small increment.

What is not to love with an APO wide.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 735
Posted By Calzone
I used a waxed "China Marker" from a hobby store...

I used a waxed "China Marker" from a hobby store to blacked out the engraved Leica on my SL. Cost was under $3.00 and is fully reversible. Alcohol preps are enough for removal.

On my M6 I used a red...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
WOW. The pixel shift ability allows for a...

WOW. The pixel shift ability allows for a simulated 187 MP file when using a tripod shot. Landscape shooters will be all over this. A crazy amount of detail.

The Maestro processor looks to be mucho...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
SL2 officially announced. Only $6k. 47 MP, IBIS,...

SL2 officially announced. Only $6k.

47 MP, IBIS, 4 GB buffer. The Maestro III processor looks to be speedy.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-01-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,264
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Sometimes it matters more the size of the...

Raid,

Sometimes it matters more the size of the pixel rather than how many.

I can see landscape guys who print mucho big liking the added MP.

I like the Q2 for the weatherproofing, and the SL2 for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2019
Replies: 2,119
Views: 393,589
Posted By Calzone
Dan, I have a 400 foot roll of 5222 that I'll be...

Dan,

I have a 400 foot roll of 5222 that I'll be loading up soon. My friend Phil got me the "Student Discount."

Seems between 5222 and Rollie 400S I'll be bulk shooting a lot very soon.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Willie, I am very fearful of the data mining...

Willie,

I am very fearful of the data mining that goes on. After the credit crisis somehow I was profiled and mistaken as a very elite and wealthy guy just because I bought some expensive luxury...
Forum: Leica SL 10-24-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, How true. Cal

Raid,

How true.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 10-24-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Latest Leica Rumor is that the release of the...

Latest Leica Rumor is that the release of the mucho long awaited SL2 will be November 6th.

Previously the date for the official announcement was end of September.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Well said. As long as film is around...

Godfrey,

Well said. As long as film is around even old film M's will be around, and even new film M's.

Perhaps not the most popular, but like Huss says "iconic" and somewhat of a cult camera.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Michael, In my case I ended up doing lots of...

Michael,

In my case I ended up doing lots of fashion photography for my gal's blog over the past 5 years.

At first I used my M-Monochrom starting out because it was the only digital I owned. Funny...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Allen, Well said. Leica rangefinders surely...

Allen,

Well said.

Leica rangefinders surely have a cult following.

The M monochrom is a very primitive, basic and simple camera, and that is its charm, warts and all.

I think many here don't see...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, The Compendium I would say is now a...

Klaus,

The Compendium I would say is now a limited and rare book. I believe only 1500 were printed in the first edition; 1200 in the second edition; and only 800 in the third edition.

The third...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, I'm a bad cell phone photographer...

Godfrey,

I'm a bad cell phone photographer according to my gal. LOL. Perhaps the worse.

So far I have kept Digital-digital, and Analog-analog. I keep them as separate mediums.

For analog film I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
David, My gal returned to me a Leica CL...

David,

My gal returned to me a Leica CL (digital) with an AF 23 Cron because as you say a cell phone does what she requires, and know that she is a big time blogger.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
James, That attack/rape was not so long ago, but...

James,

That attack/rape was not so long ago, but also know that mucho crime in Hell Gate goes unreported.

In fact you reminded me that there is some NYPD Community Affairs meeting coming up a week...
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I use a Novaflex F-mount to M-mount and...

Raid,

I use a Novaflex F-mount to M-mount and stack it on top of the Leica M-mount to T-mount adapter.

Somehow this allows me to use the F1.2 Noctilux profile with my Noct-Nikkor. If the adapter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Hell Gate is an interesting neighborhood. Lots of...

Hell Gate is an interesting neighborhood. Lots of poverty. 25% of the population lives in public housing. 25% of the housing stock that is above store fronts is also vacant. 50% of the population...
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Calzone
Raid, The Leica lens adapters are not...

Raid,

The Leica lens adapters are not inexpensive. If lens profiles are important to you you have to use the Leica adapters.

Know that Leica for a while held a promotion that included a "free"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
A, For a big headache reed his "Leica...

A,

For a big headache reed his "Leica Compendium."

This is very big and thick book of all his reviews. The book is kinda collectible and was printed in limited editions. There last printing was the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
A, OCD. A common characteristic of...

A,

OCD. A common characteristic of photographers.

Know that I have a boring day job and pretty much I use RFF to pass the time. LOL.

I'm the same as Puttz, but different. LOL.

You should stop at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
K, Zip code 10029 is also known as Hell Gate...

K,

Zip code 10029 is also known as Hell Gate where I live. Basically the worse neighborhood in Madhattan. East 100th Street where Bruce Davidson recorded the extreme poverty of 1969 is a block away...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
James, Kinda funny. I would say that I respect...

James,

Kinda funny. I would say that I respect Putts for his advanced technical background that he applies to evaluating lenses.

Today Leica is developing some remarkablely perfect lenses that are...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Calzone
BTW my turnaround time was only 12 weeks because...

BTW my turnaround time was only 12 weeks because I used a waiting list so I could continue using my camera. Leica sent me an e-mail and a prepaid shipping label.

Cal
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,476
Posted By Calzone
Call me a drama and smut queen, but Leica still...

Call me a drama and smut queen, but Leica still does crazy very well.

About 7 years ago the rumor popped up that they were going to build a M with a monochrome sensor. One poster here on RFF said it...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'll give you the good, the bad, and the...

Raid,

I'll give you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good: weather sealed; battery capacity is good for not needing a spare; easy to dumb down the camera, disable features, make custom menues...
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
James, Recently I used the plastic card with the...

James,

Recently I used the plastic card with the "magic numbers" to purchase an APO 35 Cron-L that cost $4595.00 (free shipping). The 25% tariff, if the November 1st rumor is true, means $1148.75...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Calzone
James, I remember this test, but it failed to...

James,

I remember this test, but it failed to indicate I had a problem. I discovered that I likely had a trace of corrosion by looking at prints.

I used a 27 inch EIZO to view my results of the...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, My SL is almost 5 years old, and it is...

Raid,

My SL is almost 5 years old, and it is still a great camera for me. When I can the SL2 will be purchased, but the original SL will be kept also.

There is a lot of versatility with mirrorless,...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
New Leica Rumors suggest IBIS. Suggested price...

New Leica Rumors suggest IBIS.

Suggested price 5,990 EURO (includes VAT).

Same sensor as the "Q" (47MP).

Magnesium body for lighter weight is welcomed.

What is the price in U.S. Dollars?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Calzone
James, Interesting. My main lens is a 28 Cron...

James,

Interesting.

My main lens is a 28 Cron version 1 for about 85% of my images shot with the MM, most stopped down to F5.6.

Still the corrosion was very sporatic. On some shots, not in others,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By Calzone
James, You are correct. I only discovered it...

James,

You are correct. I only discovered it when I printed. Funny thing is that only on some images and not others, but always the same location.

I had the sensor replaced. I got on a list and was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,709
Posted By Calzone
Rob, Perhaps like Plus-X. To me the grain kinda...

Rob,

Perhaps like Plus-X. To me the grain kinda reminds me of old thick emulsion inbeteewn Tri-X and Plus-X.

Grain visibility depends on print size. Bigger prints resemble more Tri-X, and smaller...
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 5,935
Posted By Calzone
I was wondering when the European Trade War would...

I was wondering when the European Trade War would kick in.

I just a few weeks ago I bought an APO 35 Cron-L. A 25% tarriff would add about $1150.00 to the price.

With this possibility of a huge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By Calzone
KoFe, Perhaps I can frame things a bit...

KoFe,

Perhaps I can frame things a bit differently, because I tend to shoot with two cameras when I can.

I like one camera to be rigged with a 28mm or 35mm; a second camera with a 50.

Just know...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,709
Posted By Calzone
Dan, I think in your post you mention how your...

Dan,

I think in your post you mention how your CCD sensor resembles film in its rendering. I would agree with that.

I mention how shooting my color camera how different it is to my Monochrom. In my...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,709
Posted By Calzone
If Leica didn't create the M- Monochrom I likely...

If Leica didn't create the M- Monochrom I likely would still be a film only die hard. My Monochrom is seven years old, had its sensor replaced and was overhauled for free, and I still own it. Warts...
Forum: Travel 10-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Calzone
M, I just want you to have a safe trip. Seems...

M,

I just want you to have a safe trip. Seems like a shooter's paradise.

Take note how rugged the country is. Kinda like B.C.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Calzone
To be like James Bond it takes more than a...

To be like James Bond it takes more than a watch.

I took a course on Men's Tailoring at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). The professor and I admire Paul Smith, and he asked me to wear one of...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Calzone
Please be careful. My friend's wife, a Latina...

Please be careful. My friend's wife, a Latina from another Latin country, was physically hurt when she was thrown to the ground by one thug while another snatched her bag.

This happened in Buenes...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-15-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,500
Posted By Calzone
Diafine seems to work very well with some films....

Diafine seems to work very well with some films. I think it does well with Tri-X and Acros. Not the best for other films.

I use stainless steel reels and aggitate once every minute, two slow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Calzone
There is a saying, "You know you are a redneck...

There is a saying, "You know you are a redneck when half the cars you own are not running." LOL. At one time I owned 4 cars and I happened to live in the "Idle Hour" section of Oakdale which was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Calzone
In 2003 I bought my Rolex Submariner No-Date. The...

In 2003 I bought my Rolex Submariner No-Date. The AOL Time Warner skyscrapper had just opened and they had a Tourneou right near the entrance.

When I walked in a young salesman asked me if I needed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,223
Posted By Calzone
Dan, Surely makes it easy to load both cassettes...

Dan,

Surely makes it easy to load both cassettes and reels.

I still own the Linhof version.

EZ-PZ.

BTW many thanks for the film and Nikkor reel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By Calzone
Better to keep than have remorse. Just be...

Better to keep than have remorse. Just be thoughtful and think of the good, the bad, and the ugly about each camera.

In my case I have three collections I maintain: film small format; medium format;...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Calzone
FPJ, Thanks for the link. Cal

FPJ,

Thanks for the link.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Calzone
So far zero, but your thread is of great interest...

So far zero, but your thread is of great interest to me as I plan to have an online presence in the future.

My gal began about 5 years ago with a fashion blog with Squarespace. Currently she is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,632
Posted By Calzone
I'm not there yet, but I'm hedged with mucho...

I'm not there yet, but I'm hedged with mucho Leica digital, small format film, and medium format film cameras. It took a while to assemble this herd, but one day I figure will be the cull down. A lot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Calzone
Charles, Powdered developers unopened have an...

Charles,

Powdered developers unopened have an indefinite shelf life.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, The original 18 MP Monochron is a very...

Klaus,

The original 18 MP Monochron is a very capable camera in the right hands for sure. I believe that it will be somewhat of a cult camera one day. For one I think it has a unique rendering due...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Corran, This is a good experiment/learning...

Corran,

This is a good experiment/learning tool.

Thanks for the post.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Willie, That was my thinking. I'm now more...

Willie,

That was my thinking. I'm now more confused then ever.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, I see your point, but then again if you...

Klaus,

I see your point, but then again if you admire large format prints that are done well, one does nose up to look at the amazing resolution and fine detail. Already I would argue that the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Huss, What I glean is the vision to future-proof...

Huss,

What I glean is the vision to future-proof if one decides to go that way. My thinking is the current SL APO glass (Crons) might be future-proofed 4-5 generations.

Presently on my SL (24MP) I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Corran, Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty...

Corran,

Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty dramatic.

Thanks for posting this example.

You should know that I rarely crop in post, and when I do it is never to the extent where it approaches...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Corran, So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon...

Corran,

So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon lens does not flatten (compress) a models features to flatter them, and that by cropping a 50 and using magnification the same compression can be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
D, I love large format, but I try to emulate it...

D,

I love large format, but I try to emulate it using small format digital.

In large format, shadow detail, and the midrange are most important, especially in larger prints.

In small prints not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Corran, I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an...

Corran,

I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an 80mm lens.

At one time I also owned a TeleRolliflex with a 135mm lens.

But look at the excerp that I quoted.

The FOV is rendered by the same lens...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
Nick, I own a SL. Take note that all the native...

Nick,

I own a SL. Take note that all the native primes are all APO (all Crons) except my 50 Lux.

At Photoville I was able to borrow the APO 35 Cron from John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By Calzone
You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of...

You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of course these relate to focal length.

While what you might "see" is the same the rendering will be very different.

Obviously the lens sees things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,249
Posted By Calzone
Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator...

Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator to the third floor of DSW. There are some great panoramic arial shots of the Union Square Holiday Market to be had with a wide.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,249
Posted By Calzone
Mike, NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of...

Mike,

NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of film. Also don't be shy. Cameras and photographers are everywhere.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,249
Posted By Calzone
P, I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot...

P,

I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot kinda close. A guy who I met at B&H mentioned that I reminded him of Joel Meyerwitz, who was one of his friends. What does that mean?

Anyways I joke...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,249
Posted By Calzone
Mike, 400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd...

Mike,

400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd bring some Tri-X to shoot at night (800 ISO) with a fast lens, develope in Diafine. In urban areas there is mucho light at night to test your hand...
Forum: Leica SL 09-16-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth...

At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth and borrowed an APO 35 Cron-L from my friend John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist for the Leica "S" and SL.

The Jono Slack review of how APO...
Forum: Leica SL 09-16-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M...

Raid,

I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M adapters. For me stacking adapters allows the most flexibility.

I also own a Novaflex Nikon F-mount to "M" adapter that I use with my Noct-Nikkor where I'm...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Also realize that a while back Leica was...

OTL,

Also realize that a while back Leica was offering "free" M-adapters with the purchase of a CL.

Used M-adapters to L-mount should be plentiful.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica...

Raid,

I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica Store you could borrow a SL for a few hours for free. Leica does this at Photoville where basically someone can try a M10 for two or so hours leaving...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
+1 It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel...

+1
It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel good in the hands, too, a sometimes undervalued consideration.[/QUOTE]

My SL is slightly bigger than a M, but the glass is both big and heavy. The...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes...

Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes participating in PhotoPlusExpo, but there is an opportunity to borrow and test Leica gear at Photoville with a photo ID and Credit Card as collateral at the...
Forum: Leica SL 09-13-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
OTL, An Imacon is another expensive scanning...

OTL,

An Imacon is another expensive scanning solution. Not inexpensive either. In fact even more expensive.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Glenn, My labs are more nuclear and hospital...

Glenn,

My labs are more nuclear and hospital related. We basically make nuclides using a cyclotron to then create nuclear pharmaceticals for PET Camera imaging.

Bombarding materials to transmutate...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Marcelo, I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100...

Marcelo,

I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100 ISO.

HP5 likes more exposure too, like say 320. With Tri-X I get an honest 400.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Huss, A very good point. I overlooked...

Huss,

A very good point. I overlooked this.

Hmmm...

I have the Leica copy stand already, the Elpro for a 100/2.8 Macro, and the adapter for Nikon F-mount to use my Nikon 55/2.8 Macro AIS.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Randy, Thanks for the reply. Of course there...

Randy,

Thanks for the reply.

Of course there are safety concerns. Since I already own much of the hardware it seems to be the way to go.

Currently I concentrate on only using different two...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP...

OTL,

Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP without a Bayer filter array I can print big (20x30 on 24x36 sheet). With some files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

A friend of mine shoots a...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
While the SL works great with both M and R manual...

While the SL works great with both M and R manual focus lenses, as well as my Noct-Nikkor, the pain is waiting for the native L-mount lenses.

The 50 Cron-L APO has just been released. Read Jon...
Forum: Leica SL 09-12-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Analog, I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms...

Analog,

I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms (R8).

Also people disregard how the advances have been passed down from the Leica "S" to the SL, and lastly to the M10. For example the Maestro...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Don, When they decommisioned some labs at work,...

Don,

When they decommisioned some labs at work, I secured a triple beam scale and a set of brass calibrated weights. I have an ultrasonic tank to aid in making solutions as well as a chemistry...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,520
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Life, death, rebirth... This is what...

Helen,

Life, death, rebirth...

This is what Eric believed in, yet our hearts are broken.

Much love.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Larry, My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal...

Larry,

My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal immigrant who had a brutal life. He lived to 94.

I have pretty good odds of living past 100 with all my education. At 61 3/4 I'm only 153 pounds at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,303
Posted By Calzone
Larry, Consider that powdered developers have an...

Larry,

Consider that powdered developers have an indefinite shelf life. Might be a good time to stockpile.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky...

No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky because I own both a SL and CL. Call me spoiled.

The CL was a lot cheaper than buying short tele's for my SL. The CL takes great glass and exploits the...
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked...

New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked photo's. One less button on the back (only three instead of four) so the SL2 resembles the CL (a good thing). The grip is smaller and the rubberized...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-05-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,520
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET...

Helen,

Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET to see the "Play It Loud" exhibition for the second time with my friend Dave. Earlier I had gone with Mike senior, and I was also suppose to go with...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Emile, That's a nice P1800. Although only a...

Emile,

That's a nice P1800. Although only a sedate 100 horsepower I enjoyed the balanced handling and the oversteer.

My Volvo 122S was very predictable as far as the handling went. Basically I...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Our friend John calls the CL "a digital...

Godfrey,

Our friend John calls the CL "a digital Barnack."

I think this term accurately fits.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Alan, The original MM makes great files in the...

Alan,

The original MM makes great files in the right hands. With some exceptional files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

My friend Klaus and I say, "Big prints don't lie!" LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Ko.Fe, For me MF IQ to some extent is related to...

Ko.Fe,

For me MF IQ to some extent is related to print size.

Printing big expands the tonal range, and this is where files from small format cameras look and resemble medium format. The tonality...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Usually I'm the guilty party creating...

Godfrey,

Usually I'm the guilty party creating confusion. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Calzone
Jim, I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack...

Jim,

I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack sized and works well with M and R lenses.

My 50 Lux-R "E60" becomes a 75/1.4 that renders wonderfully. I even use mt Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 stacking a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,520
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Much love to you and Eric. You know you...

Helen,

Much love to you and Eric. You know you and Eric have my full support. Next Thursday I get paid. Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-30-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic...

Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic numbers" and load up the truck.

I received an E-mail blast that Piezography is having their Labor Day Sale.

"Load up," I say and think of all the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
FT, I understand. I live in a 650 square foot...

FT,

I understand. I live in a 650 square foot apartment with a celeb fashion blogger. The place is booby trapped with woman's clothes, shoes and handbags.

For me I have all these images of NYC that...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By Calzone
FS, I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware....

FS,

I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware. LOL.

Only one CL that I know uses firmware and it is a digital camera.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Calzone
Mark, Be aware that at one time Leica offered a...

Mark,

Be aware that at one time Leica offered a "free" M-L adapter with a CL purchase.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm taking very good care of myself now. I...

Raid,

I'm taking very good care of myself now. I quit smoking decades ago, and I still look young. Today I'm 153 pounds and that is within 2 pounds of the median BMI for my height. I remain...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
FT, I wonder since your interest is in making...

FT,

I wonder since your interest is in making digital negatives is the added resolution overkill in your case?

I also wonder is how big is big and how to define it. For me I like nosing into a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Emile, My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as...

Emile,

My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as your P1800 that was featured in the series "The Saint."

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
John, The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M...

John,

The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M is me. I'm not sure it is in Leica's planning, but if they made one it would be great for me. Anyways it would be a very serious camera. Not for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then...

Raid,

I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then we lived like there was no tomorrow. We did a lot of dumb things. Somehow I became old...

I have had an exciting life. My only two regrets: not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and...

Raid,

Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and surely I'll be carrying her luggage.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Raid, When I was a new driver my first car was a...

Raid,

When I was a new driver my first car was a Volvo 122S. Its top speed was 100 mph. I know this for a fact since I wanted to know.

Also I had a 1984 Jeep Scrambler that had a speedometer that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Robert, I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to...

Robert,

I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to have a very capable street shooter that is made for a cropped sensor. Although not 41-42 MP as rummored I would still exceed 24 MP, have 35 mm FOV, and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Peter, That was our friend Klaus who mentioned...

Peter,

That was our friend Klaus who mentioned the crazy file sizes and resolution on above.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
John, Maybe... But for me it would be better to...

John,

Maybe...

But for me it would be better to have a SL2-M. I have all this legacy SLR glass that works great on digital like the Noct-Nikkor and the 50 Lux-R "E60." Unlike other glass these...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Crazy is good. Where are the haters?...

Klaus,

Crazy is good.

Where are the haters? LOL.

BTW I'm going on some luxury cruise in early December as a "Plus-One" (meaning guest) for a "Maggie" gig. Eight days that is a river cruise that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,508
Posted By Calzone
M10M 41-42 MP sensor rumor

Leica Rumors spammed me with an updated rumor M10M will have a 41-42 MP sensor.

How crazy is that. No Bayer filter array and mucho pixels. Another step towards medium format IQ.

How big do you want...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
FT, These printers are like pre-1972 cars...

FT,

These printers are like pre-1972 cars without pollution/emission controls. Also built like pick-up trucks.

My 14 year old printer is basically still has plenty of service life left in it....
Forum: Leica SL 08-23-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm interested in eventually getting a...

Raid,

I'm interested in eventually getting a SL2, but not as an upgrade because I intend to keep my SL. It remains a very capable camera.

The rumors are that Leica will be coming out with an APO 50...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Calzone
Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend...

Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend recomends.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 08-23-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,530
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Leica Rumors says expected release is in...

Raid,

Leica Rumors says expected release is in September. This goes along with fall 2019 that I have heard.

In doing more research it seems many landscape photographers await the SL2 for the more...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-22-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
FT, Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu"...

FT,

Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu" button. Press the "Down" arrow until "Printer Status" is highlighted. Repeatedly press the "Down" button to scroll to "Total Prints," then press...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-21-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
FT, I'll have to look this up tonight in the...

FT,

I'll have to look this up tonight in the operating manual.

Basically turn on the printer, no computer hookup is needed, and you scrool through the menu. One setting will give/provide all the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-21-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 6,675
Posted By Calzone
FT, The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest...

FT,

The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest buying 700ml bottles (largest). The 7800 is a thirsty printer... Also buy two 700 ml bottles of Gloss Overcoat because you will have to refill this about...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By Calzone
S-A, W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well...

S-A,

W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well as a great photographer.

Cal
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