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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By IEDEI
get a 40mm Summicron C. IMO the same goodness...

get a 40mm Summicron C.

IMO the same goodness as a 35mm Summicron of that era; put into a 40mm for a bargain price. Even though prices have gone up a little bit in the past few years i still...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-14-2019
Replies: 1,835
Views: 130,444
Posted By IEDEI
delete this post. Having trouble lol

delete this post. Having trouble lol
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-27-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,285
Posted By IEDEI
gosh i love all of your photos. any suggestions...

gosh i love all of your photos. any suggestions on lower priced cine lenses that i could buy to get this type of rendering?? love the cinematic and artistic edge on these. don't even know where to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-25-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 38,058
Posted By IEDEI
What Is Your Favorite Digital Rangefinder Camera?

M8.

Ive tried all the newer Leicas. The only one I sometimes think about is the original M9 Monochrom but otherwise none of the newer Leicas really appeal.

Yes it would be nice to have a full...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 8,711
Posted By IEDEI
need to go see this. apparently at the Brooklyn...

need to go see this. apparently at the Brooklyn Museum not far from me!! mega!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-25-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 27,833
Posted By IEDEI
i don't understand the 'hype' behind these...

i don't understand the 'hype' behind these Elmars.

For years now people gravitate towards recommending the Super Elmars, but honestly the 21mm (pre-ASPH or ASPH) or 24mm Elmarits are far better...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,654
Posted By IEDEI
Iíve never bought any gear Ďnewí but appreciate...

Iíve never bought any gear Ďnewí but appreciate people who do. After all somebody has to buy it new in order to make it used one day!!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,654
Posted By IEDEI
Sorry I donít understand this post at all. The M...

Sorry I donít understand this post at all.

The M market is a very small, niche market.

Low volume + high demand + high labor costs = high prices.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 13,667
Posted By IEDEI
Haha Well 2.4 for a 24mm is pretty exciting to...

Haha

Well 2.4 for a 24mm is pretty exciting to me. My current go-to wide angle is a 21mm f2.8 elmarit which is a really good lens but lacks character. Was hoping this might have some art to it. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,056
Posted By IEDEI
i love my Super Rokkor 50 F1.8 sooooooo much. I...

i love my Super Rokkor 50 F1.8 sooooooo much.

I also have a mid 1970s Summilux 50mm and have always seemed to prefer the Super Rokkor. Have used both of them consistently alongside each other and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 13,667
Posted By IEDEI
has anyone bought the 24mm Iberit M mount? Am...

has anyone bought the 24mm Iberit M mount? Am considering it but cannot find anyone really talking about it.

There is one review on B&H with 1 star saying the diaphragm collapsed after 9 months...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-20-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,941
Posted By IEDEI
for the price----this is just such a cool lens....

for the price----this is just such a cool lens.

I mean if the Leica equivalent was say, $2500 then $500 for this lens wouldn't be as big of a deal but the fact is the Leica variant is $5k+ almost...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-20-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By IEDEI
thanks a pretty nice comparison. I think i saw...

thanks a pretty nice comparison. I think i saw that a few years ago but nice to see it again.

really not a lot of info on these lenses out there...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-19-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By IEDEI
Looking for opinions on Hexanon M 50mm F1.2

So over the years Iíve continued to be fascinated by the Hexanon M 50mm F1.2 even though by all accounts Iíve seen and read the lens is fast but not considered to be all that special. I have a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 18,390
Posted By IEDEI
M5 = greatest camera Leica ever made! I do think...

M5 = greatest camera Leica ever made!

I do think Leica still has a creative spirit in them. the Monochrom is evidence of that, as well as the M8/M9 series which were just great. I think the M240...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 18,390
Posted By IEDEI
this is a miserable little camera. a huge...

this is a miserable little camera. a huge disappointment from Leica.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,815
Posted By IEDEI
i always carry my cameras around my...

i always carry my cameras around my shoulder....the M5 is no different. i actually LOVE the double lugs on one side....more comfortable than the standard lugs on other leicas.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 7,691
Posted By IEDEI
i'm glad i don't care about having the 'latest...

i'm glad i don't care about having the 'latest and greatest'....

there might be a lot of photographers these days....but there are alot of really crap photographers who will never even reach the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By IEDEI
the only 35mm i own is a Komura 35mm F3.5...

the only 35mm i own is a Komura 35mm F3.5 screwmount. It isn't that sharp, it's got weird attributes, vintage mechanics (great build quality)....but it has a ton of character which makes it very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By IEDEI
Leica M5 and 40mm Summicron C. you'll have the...

Leica M5 and 40mm Summicron C.

you'll have the best Leica body and one of the most underrated lenses around....and you'll probably be able to do it for less than $1500 if you're clever.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,676
Posted By IEDEI
Ilford Delta 400 in the M5. an SD card in the M8...

Ilford Delta 400 in the M5.

an SD card in the M8 :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 7,077
Posted By IEDEI
the original poster's question addresses Leica...

the original poster's question addresses Leica products, in specific.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-10-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 7,763
Posted By IEDEI
M8 and Ricoh GRD3 all the time. the M5 when i...

M8 and Ricoh GRD3 all the time.

the M5 when i want to reward myself or indulge...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-10-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,919
Posted By IEDEI
ha. i live in williamsburg. it's really not that...

ha. i live in williamsburg. it's really not that bad. i prefer the people here over other parts of nyc, for sure.....

furthermore, i think the term 'hipster' has been created by people who simply...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 7,077
Posted By IEDEI
well this question is inherently flawed and...

well this question is inherently flawed and vague.

firstly there are no film cameras on sale at the moment aside from the M7 and MP. If you buy a NEW M7 or MP, they will both fall in value very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2013
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,888,155
Posted By IEDEI
my 2 good friends! ...

my 2 good friends!
http://iedei.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/leica-m8-and-m5-iedei-3.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By IEDEI
i used one for a couple of days on my M8, but...

i used one for a couple of days on my M8, but much preferred the Elmarit 21mm pre-ASPH in the end for its great character and better mechanics. but still the Zeiss is pretty decent for the price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,431
Posted By IEDEI
get the best Leica ever made: M5

get the best Leica ever made: M5
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2013
Replies: 312
Views: 79,504
Posted By IEDEI
i bought this as a starter lens...and never liked...

i bought this as a starter lens...and never liked it very much. I ended up selling it as soon as i got my 40mm Summicron...didn't like the mechanics or the rendering very much. I had the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-04-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,034
Posted By IEDEI
as a pocket camera, you simply cannot do better...

as a pocket camera, you simply cannot do better than the Ricoh GRD series, IMO. Amazing cameras....very fast, very simple....and very characterful photos.

I sometimes enjoy the Ricoh GRD3 i have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,483
Posted By IEDEI
good M5s are more expensive than good M4s....and...

good M5s are more expensive than good M4s....and harder to find. But once found, the reward their owners with the finest film Leica made, IMO.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By IEDEI
well there's no Leica that i know of aside from...

well there's no Leica that i know of aside from the CL that would show the correct 40mm framelines. These lenses are 'by default' supposed to bring up 50mm framelines on M cameras....however as my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 234
Views: 63,804
Posted By IEDEI
my lens brings up the 35mm framelines....which...

my lens brings up the 35mm framelines....which work great for this lens. If i play around with the mount, i can sometimes get it to bring up 50mm as the attachment might be a little loose....but i...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 234
Views: 63,804
Posted By IEDEI
yes. it is fantastic on the M8 (what i use it on).

yes. it is fantastic on the M8 (what i use it on).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By IEDEI
i only ever carry ONE lens. i have other lenses,...

i only ever carry ONE lens. i have other lenses, but have made it a rule to never carry more than 1 at any given time.

my favourite one to use of them all is the 21mm Elmarit pre-ASPH. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 234
Views: 63,804
Posted By IEDEI
an amazing lens for the price. probably THE best...

an amazing lens for the price. probably THE best bang-for-the-buck Leica lens ever made. As good as any 35mm Summicron i've used from that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,483
Posted By IEDEI
to me, the M5 is BY FAR and away the most...

to me, the M5 is BY FAR and away the most beautiful Leica. Its design is truly timeless and minimalist. It is also my favourite Leica. There is no other M camera i've ever held that feels as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-20-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,573
Posted By IEDEI
LOVE my...

LOVE my GRD3.

http://iedei.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/humantraffic-lo-iedei.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-13-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By IEDEI
great post! Make sure you also drop an SD card...

great post!

Make sure you also drop an SD card into the M4....although the last time i tried this with the M5---it didn't save any photos onto it! Perhaps my M5 needs a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,987
Posted By IEDEI
to me, the M5 is the 'ultimate camera'.....i'm...

to me, the M5 is the 'ultimate camera'.....i'm thinking of buying another one.

http://pcdn.500px.net/19440627/de73a34f5accfe39acd9eeee24689b16a8017b10/4.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,730
Posted By IEDEI
I love the light meter on the M5. sure it's a...

I love the light meter on the M5. sure it's a bit crude....but it gets the job on those days I put the M8 away and feel like shooting film.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-12-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,335
Posted By IEDEI
I have the 28mm F2.5 too and it is a wonderful...

I have the 28mm F2.5 too and it is a wonderful setup....however I just couldn't pass up on the M-mount for a $250....a HELL of a deal.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-11-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,335
Posted By IEDEI
ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH. you *******s. i just lost...

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH. you *******s.

i just lost $287 on an A12 M-Mount kit. I already had a GXR with a 28mm fixed lens.....but i suppose i needed the A12 M Mount kit....so thank you :)

gas. gas....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 9,073
Posted By IEDEI
i definitely do not agree with that.....sounds...

i definitely do not agree with that.....sounds reactionary.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 9,073
Posted By IEDEI
i find those tests and scores to be utterly...

i find those tests and scores to be utterly useless. Leicas are all about the glass and the combination of the sensor + glass are what helps us to create magic. The objectivism of these analytical...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 9,073
Posted By IEDEI
correct. Truesense = Kodak. just a new name...

correct.

Truesense = Kodak. just a new name after re-organizing.

http://www.truesenseimaging.com/about-us/history
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-26-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 27,234
Posted By IEDEI
i have this lens (50mm F1.8) I absolutely ADORE...

i have this lens (50mm F1.8) I absolutely ADORE it on my M5 and M8. I like it more than my pre-ASPH Summilux 50mm.

a pic on my...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,509
Posted By IEDEI
false. that is misinformation. (A) they are not...

false. that is misinformation. (A) they are not "frequently cracking" and (B) Leica are still servicing them.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By IEDEI
you're better off with a 21mm Elmarit,...

you're better off with a 21mm Elmarit, IMO.....the best combination of speed, quality, and enjoyment to use. Definitely my favourite lens! It is big, but wonderful. The pre-ASPH or the ASPH.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By IEDEI
i'd recommend getting an Elmarit 28mm. You can...

i'd recommend getting an Elmarit 28mm. You can find older versions between $900 and $1100 if you keep your eyes opened. That's about the same as the Zeiss 28mm.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By IEDEI
beautiful! thank you for sharing

beautiful! thank you for sharing
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,675
Posted By IEDEI
you're getting some pretty terrible advice from...

you're getting some pretty terrible advice from some people advising it to fix it yourself. no way. you should definitely return it back to KEH, who seem like nice people every time i've...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-06-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,675
Posted By IEDEI
where are you buying these cameras from? online?...

where are you buying these cameras from? online?

you really should be checking for problems BEFORE buying it.....or buy it from a place with a return policy. Saving a couple bucks is sort of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By IEDEI
i use my M5 on occasion and find the opposite...

i use my M5 on occasion and find the opposite that it is MUCH quieter than my M8. I like the 'delayed' gratification' of shooting film, but digital is definitely the more efficient, dynamic, and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 6,989
Posted By IEDEI
well... here's the exif...

well... here's the exif distribution:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m9-forum/269504-new-official-m240-pics-up-6.html#post2294339
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 6,989
Posted By IEDEI
no. if you read Furcafe's post above....Leica say...

no. if you read Furcafe's post above....Leica say that 90% of the photos are from the new M.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By IEDEI
well i think this subjective point has been...

well i think this subjective point has been discussed in detail extensively in the past, but I've always found that B&W photography with the M8 is most satisfying for a digital camera.....all digital...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By IEDEI
the M8 is a wonderful, wonderful camera. I also...

the M8 is a wonderful, wonderful camera. I also own a GRD-3 and I can assure you that you will NOT be dissappointed with the performance of the M8.

In my eyes, the M8 definitely has a much more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By IEDEI
if i were you, i'd keep the M8 and get a Ricoh...

if i were you, i'd keep the M8 and get a Ricoh GXR with A12 M-mount as your 2nd camera.....however IF you are dead set on a Fuji system....then keep the M8 and get a Fuji....

the M9 is a great...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 13,273
Posted By IEDEI
(A) why spend thousands of dollars on camera...

(A) why spend thousands of dollars on camera gear, and skimp on a $100 battery and choose a $20 one? really makes no sense.

(B) 3rd party batteries nearly never perform like originals. i've...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-20-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 13,273
Posted By IEDEI
2 and both original Leica. I would never buy 3rd...

2 and both original Leica. I would never buy 3rd part ones due to lack of quality control.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-18-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
i mean in terms of build quality, lack of...

i mean in terms of build quality, lack of rangefinder, overcomplicated menus on the fuji, and overall a less 'pure' device IMO. It feels like a mass produced camera....it's a nice one in that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
i doubt it....i briefly used the X-Pro 1 last...

i doubt it....i briefly used the X-Pro 1 last month and thought it was OK----but nowhere in the realm of a Leica M!

i do think that the arrival of the new M240 is leading to the decline in prices...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,587
Posted By IEDEI
1. wine glass 2. winter seagulls 3. marked great...

1. wine glass
2. winter seagulls
3. marked

great photos! enjoyed looking through them.

also really generous of those who donated prizes. very nicely done.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-10-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,245
Posted By IEDEI
oh interesting...i never knew that they varied so...

oh interesting...i never knew that they varied so much!
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-10-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,245
Posted By IEDEI
i would suggest a 40mm Summicron, which is as...

i would suggest a 40mm Summicron, which is as good as a 35mm Summicron pre-asph, and much, much cheaper. I don't know if B&H has it, but Adorama probably does.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-10-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,245
Posted By IEDEI
the tone of it sounds a little odd, BUT that...

the tone of it sounds a little odd, BUT that might just be from the recording itself. Otherwise, the length of the sound seems fine...the M8 has a pretty loud shutter. These were made quieter in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,830
Posted By IEDEI
with my 21mm Elmarit, i can see the 28mm view on...

with my 21mm Elmarit, i can see the 28mm view on the edges of the viewfinder...perfectly! There are no lines, but there IS a line (the edge!) :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,830
Posted By IEDEI
i just bought a later model E60 21mm Elmarit...

i just bought a later model E60 21mm Elmarit pre-ASPH and it is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantastic.

I felt no need to buy a viewfinder. the complete viewfinder on the M8 around the outer edges is perfect to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 7,070
Posted By IEDEI
as an eager admirer of the Noctilux...

as an eager admirer of the Noctilux series.....the pictures of the Noctilux F1.2 blew me away in that comparison. Very cool.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By IEDEI
congratulations! enjoy in fine health!

congratulations! enjoy in fine health!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
"after accounting for extras"? what does that...

"after accounting for extras"? what does that mean? where did you buy it and what was the actual buying price?

98% of the M8s are STILL selling for over $1700. So your deal, if that's what you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By IEDEI
that's just silly!

that's just silly!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-18-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,518
Posted By IEDEI
Beautiful photos, Ashwin! The M8 is a beautiful...

Beautiful photos, Ashwin! The M8 is a beautiful B&W camera.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-16-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,518
Posted By IEDEI
i tried a Monochrom this past Saturday for the...

i tried a Monochrom this past Saturday for the 1st time....a HELLUVA camera! Beautiful to look at and use.

for now, i will lust after one.....but enjoy the next best alternative, a well sorted M8!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
lol @ the person who is exaggerating claims...

lol @ the person who is exaggerating claims calling the person who evaluated the numbers "reality challenged". that's rich.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
no...both of you are just making up stuff. i am...

no...both of you are just making up stuff. i am the only person who has actually made any sort of calculations-----thus making me most correct, obviously ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
links? nobody has posted any aside from the 3...

links? nobody has posted any aside from the 3 auctions as discussed before. for every one that sold with 1 buyer on the cheap, there are MANY with lots of bids that sold for $2k. The single bid...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
completely disagree. I have been shopping them...

completely disagree. I have been shopping them for a friend....almost impossible to find them for $1500. the only examples have been EBay....and even those are VERY rare.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
that makes NO sense. so you won't use Ebay to...

that makes NO sense. so you won't use Ebay to determine the average price (which is actually quite accurate...and something i calculated for you), however you will gladly use it to determine the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
several dozen could be anywhere between 36 and...

several dozen could be anywhere between 36 and 144 (or more) cameras!!! LOL
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
it's just a topic....if you don't like it...why...

it's just a topic....if you don't like it...why are you reading it?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
wow...ken hansen sold it for $1200?! that's crazy.

wow...ken hansen sold it for $1200?! that's crazy.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
true. but as enthusiasts, i'm pretty sure we are...

true. but as enthusiasts, i'm pretty sure we are all willing to NOT just buy the cheapest one out there. I'm always weary of the cheapest one....as often they are rough, abused/overused,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
no, i excluded all M8.1s or M8.2s.

no, i excluded all M8.1s or M8.2s.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
average > statistical abnormalities. simple...

average > statistical abnormalities. simple logic, really.

if you need that in caps, let me know and I shall redo it for you.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
i JUST calculated the selling price of the last...

i JUST calculated the selling price of the last 15 M8s sold on Ebay over the past 1 week and the average selling price is $1950+.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
i'm not worried...at all. but you are...

i'm not worried...at all. but you are exaggerating the prices. there are FAR MORE selling for higher than that than whatever amounts you are stating....i haven't found what you're saying to be true...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
true. the M-E is essentially an M9P for a big...

true. the M-E is essentially an M9P for a big discount. The 2nd hand market has adjusted accordingly.

I would love to get a 2nd hand M-E...but after it goes down a bit. It's funny as brand...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
When i bought my M8 in August....prices of the M8...

When i bought my M8 in August....prices of the M8 were almost the same as now. M9s were selling for $5500-$6000. Now the M9 is easily attainable for $4k. They are falling fast! I still don't know...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
i've just briefly looked around fred miranda, get...

i've just briefly looked around fred miranda, get dpi, rff, l-forums...have not seen a single one in the range you are mentioning.

ebay is actually a pretty decent indicator----you just have to go...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
$1500 is abnormally low for any M8....a hell of a...

$1500 is abnormally low for any M8....a hell of a bargain for that much. if you look through many different sites the average is around $1800 to $2000....my M8.1 was VERY low for August. M8.1s were...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
MOST M8s on the forums and ebay are selling for...

MOST M8s on the forums and ebay are selling for over $1800 to $2000. By you saying they should be $1500 doesn't make them sell for that much....i know YOU want it to be $1500 so you can buy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By IEDEI
on US eBay....the M8s are mostly still selling...

on US eBay....the M8s are mostly still selling between $1700 and $2000. it's been like this since August. M9s for between 3800 and $4500. Prices have fallen....but not that much.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,137
Posted By IEDEI
I can't imagine those people spending $7k to buy...

I can't imagine those people spending $7k to buy a Leica M. I think this will primarily appeal to Leica users....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By IEDEI
i have a 40mm Summicron and interestingly enough...

i have a 40mm Summicron and interestingly enough it brings up 35mm framelines.....OR 50mm framelines. both?

well here's what happens. If i have a 35mm lens on which i remove and then put on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,131
Posted By IEDEI
yes I've bought several.....in my imagination...

yes I've bought several.....in my imagination *sigh*
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-03-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 5,568
Posted By IEDEI
it IS too low.... if you look through ebay...

it IS too low.... if you look through ebay 'completed listings'...only the last couple of days they have sold for $2k. prior to that ALL of the M8.2s have sold for $2500+. In the classifieds here,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-02-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 5,568
Posted By IEDEI
The M8 is a fantastic camera for the...

The M8 is a fantastic camera for the price.....and has superb B&W characteristics. I will consider trading up to an M-E when the prices of the M-E fall below $3500.....which shouldn't take long,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By IEDEI
it's been nice knowing you!!!! :(

it's been nice knowing you!!!! :(
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By IEDEI
my advice: it's digital....no worries about...

my advice: it's digital....no worries about wasting film.....just take your camera everywhere and shoot, shoot, shoot, and shoot some more. you will learn it all just buy using it A LOT.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By IEDEI
that's gotta be a scam....just too low of a price...

that's gotta be a scam....just too low of a price to take seriously....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-28-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,928
Posted By IEDEI
there are older Leicas in dark grey. here's an...

there are older Leicas in dark grey. here's an M2 in Lufwaffe Grey:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U6xN781GgVE/TbszV0nAJXI/AAAAAAAAAZE/svb3bu1klBw/s1600/leica+m2+1005765+5.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-28-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,928
Posted By IEDEI
i have no idea why you think it's...

i have no idea why you think it's 'ridiculous'...it's a matte grey....pretty functional if you ask me. if it was painted orange, i could see your point...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 8,133
Posted By IEDEI
you've got a nice lineup of cameras right now! i...

you've got a nice lineup of cameras right now! i don't think you need an M9.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By IEDEI
i'm not saying the M8 is the ultimate camera or...

i'm not saying the M8 is the ultimate camera or anything...but for its price point, it is the best bargain in the Leica used market. There are no serviceability issues aside from the LCD....and if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 6,226
Posted By IEDEI
i have the exact same issue...ONLY on infinity...

i have the exact same issue...ONLY on infinity focus though. just like you said, the focus itself is perfect, but on infinity focus it seems off in the RF...not a big deal, really.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By IEDEI
the fact is, the IR sensitivity of the M8 is...

the fact is, the IR sensitivity of the M8 is unique.....it's pretty much the perfect B&W shooter, unless one has the $$$ for a Monochrome.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By IEDEI
not really. for B&W photography it doesn't get...

not really. for B&W photography it doesn't get much better than the M8....in any price range....current or past.

nobody buys a camera JUST because of pixel count, etc....you buy a whole package.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-16-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By IEDEI
the M8 is a fantastic camera....and IF you are...

the M8 is a fantastic camera....and IF you are shooting black & white....you really cannot do any better, unless you are getting a Monochrom.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 6,226
Posted By IEDEI
haha...OOPS! :) hurry up and buy one so we can...

haha...OOPS! :)

hurry up and buy one so we can praise it further!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 6,226
Posted By IEDEI
not really! i use 39mm filters and hood without...

not really! i use 39mm filters and hood without any issues. no rattles, fit perfectly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 6,226
Posted By IEDEI
i bought a 40mm Summicron for my M8.1 last...

i bought a 40mm Summicron for my M8.1 last month....and absolutely LOVE it. I think this is the best secret in the world of Leica lenses. As good as any 35mm Summicron for 1/3rd the price! ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,285
Posted By IEDEI
if you're in NYC, just stop by Adorama....i'm...

if you're in NYC, just stop by Adorama....i'm sure they have adapters. I just ordered an original Leitz 28-50mm adapter (LTM to M-Mount) today on ebay for about $50. It will be used with my latest...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By IEDEI
both the M8 and M9 are fantastic. the M8 shoots...

both the M8 and M9 are fantastic. the M8 shoots better B&W for sure....and the M9 has more accurate cropping.

i bought my M8 a few months ago and am totally in love with it. Definitely a great buy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 8,820
Posted By IEDEI
The only reason to get an X-Pro 1 is...

The only reason to get an X-Pro 1 is money....otherwise, there is really no comparison between these 2 very different devices. I would much rather have a GXR than an X-Pro as a backup camera....and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 9,836
Posted By IEDEI
while i do agree with you that it's a sign of a...

while i do agree with you that it's a sign of a company having very 'thin skin'....i also understand their point of vew.

this is a new company which likely relies on internet orders and reviews for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 14,014
Posted By IEDEI
DNG + JPG Fine convert the DNG later. all...

DNG + JPG Fine

convert the DNG later. all settings standard.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,962
Posted By IEDEI
lenscap: I understand what you're saying....but...

lenscap: I understand what you're saying....but for example the M8 was $4500 when new in 2006. they are still selling for $2000+ (and steady) almost 6 years later. that's pretty damn good for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,962
Posted By IEDEI
i am very much into automobiles...and have never...

i am very much into automobiles...and have never bought an automobile based on its resale value. i am far more concerned with driving characteristics, enjoyability, and aesthetics.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,962
Posted By IEDEI
what an odd concept and an odd concern. why...

what an odd concept and an odd concern. why worry about resale? make the most of what you have....focus on creating rather than buying/selling.

do people actually think that their $7k camera will...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,518
Posted By IEDEI
none of this would have happened if people didn't...

none of this would have happened if people didn't get their panties in a twist about other people's valid opinions...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,518
Posted By IEDEI
it's comical to read people throw so much...

it's comical to read people throw so much negativity at the original poster-----when the raw truth is that the M8 is a VERY good B&W camera....without a doubt better than the M9, and i wouldn't be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By IEDEI
get an M8. there's no substitute, really.....the...

get an M8. there's no substitute, really.....the M8 is tremendous value for money these days and is still a fantastic camera in every way. Get one in good shape and don't look back.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By IEDEI
good deal. get it! The M8 is...

good deal. get it! The M8 is fantastic....especially at current prices.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2012
Replies: 201
Views: 50,518
Posted By IEDEI
the M8 has very unique B&W capabilities due to...

the M8 has very unique B&W capabilities due to its sensitive IR profile. The Nex does not have those characteristics.....the only reason a Nex could be a 'poor man's M8' is because it's easy to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 8,632
Posted By IEDEI
the essentials are: 1. extra battery: get an...

the essentials are:

1. extra battery: get an original m8 or m9 battery. around $100.
2. bag: I have a vintage leitz hard bag and a domke fxb
3. soft shutter release button (eBay has tons in all...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,476
Posted By IEDEI
i absolutely LOVE the look of the M-E.....perhaps...

i absolutely LOVE the look of the M-E.....perhaps the best looking M camera i've ever seen! Really dig the dark grey/anthracite colour and the functional look of it. I think it looks brilliant with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By IEDEI
that sucks...lol. it's like the M8 added a...

that sucks...lol. it's like the M8 added a 'vertical rainbow' onto the real rainbow!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By IEDEI
great pics! thanks for sharing.

great pics! thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By IEDEI
I made a leap to an M8.1 (M8u) last month and...

I made a leap to an M8.1 (M8u) last month and couldn't be happier. I did not want to spend $5k+ on a camera body and felt the M9 was just too expensive for me. I got a sweet deal locally on an M8...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By IEDEI
very nice of them. how many actuations/shutter...

very nice of them. how many actuations/shutter count do you have?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By IEDEI
nice. sounds like good service indeed. was your...

nice. sounds like good service indeed. was your old skin in bad shape?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By IEDEI
ah i'm reading 2003 was the year, then? i am...

ah i'm reading 2003 was the year, then? i am sure there are ways around it.....although getting around import laws generally take quite a bit of dedication and some tricks like the one you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By IEDEI
what's beautiful to you is vulgar to somebody...

what's beautiful to you is vulgar to somebody else. i find the idea of shooting film in 2012 to be a bit vulgar. sure i appreciate the beauty of old leicas and of film photography----but to call...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By IEDEI
what year mexican Beetle are you referring to? ...

what year mexican Beetle are you referring to? I'm guessing you're aware of the 25 year laws right? after 25 years ANY car can be imported to the US; however under 25 years only certain cars (very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By IEDEI
no offense to those still into film cameras, but...

no offense to those still into film cameras, but I think a story like this shows how irrelevant film cameras are to the general population at this point in 2012. to the enthusiast they matter, but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By IEDEI
lol! you should have told him it is an M14...

lol!

you should have told him it is an M14 prototype! ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,530
Posted By IEDEI
the M8 is such a great camera for the...

the M8 is such a great camera for the price....and would highly recommend it if you are on a specific budget. I did not find enough advantages in the M9 to justify paying double for it....and I got...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,415
Posted By IEDEI
i'm still in love with my new-to-me M8.1....which...

i'm still in love with my new-to-me M8.1....which i got 3 weeks ago. i'm not sure i will ever upgrade to the M9, unless it is the M Monochrome (which, in concept, i find utterly fantastic). I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By IEDEI
for me it's the M9 Titanium....designed by Walter...

for me it's the M9 Titanium....designed by Walter De Silva (Audi, Alfa Romeo)-----by far the most beautiful Leica ever IMO.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,281
Posted By IEDEI
well the Monochrome just sort of 'arose' from...

well the Monochrome just sort of 'arose' from some discussions within Leica, if i recall....i doubt it took that much effort to actually develop it.

secondly...the M10 will be introduced today, but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,281
Posted By IEDEI
I have a feeling it's gonna be a while before...

I have a feeling it's gonna be a while before priced of the M9 come down to the $3k level....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,281
Posted By IEDEI
^^^LOL at slurping sounds fixed with firmware...

^^^LOL at slurping sounds fixed with firmware update!!!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,891
Posted By IEDEI
same with my 11 year-old Audi-------but the...

same with my 11 year-old Audi-------but the difference between the automotive market is that EVEN IF Audi ran out of parts for my TT, there is a florid aftermarket parts scene that will manufacture...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,891
Posted By IEDEI
you are right about technology advancing; however...

you are right about technology advancing; however you should consider that there is already a 'retro' scene for old technology. This is characterized by a desire for simplicity.

an M8 or an M9 will...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,891
Posted By IEDEI
wrong. the camera is not "unserviceable".....the...

wrong.

the camera is not "unserviceable".....the LCD screen is not in supply. nothing more...nothing less. The M8, otherwise, has been characterized as fully serviceable. The forums have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,891
Posted By IEDEI
I don't see M8 prices going down too...

I don't see M8 prices going down too much....maybe down to $1700-$1900 for a good one....right now about $2000-$2300 for a good one. M9s should dip into the $3500 area though....assuming the M10 ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,339
Posted By IEDEI
new D-Lux and V-Lux info is...

new D-Lux and V-Lux info is out:

http://leicarumors.com/2012/09/12/leica-d-lux-6-and-leica-v-lux-4-images.aspx/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-11-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 32,016
Posted By IEDEI
*ding* keep the M8.2 get some nice glass for...

*ding*

keep the M8.2 get some nice glass for it, IMO.

no need for an M9 now. if anything, they'll be much cheaper in the coming weeks...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By IEDEI
really dig your photos. seeing them all together...

really dig your photos. seeing them all together on one page really creates an atmosphere! excellent.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
it takes up a lot of room on the computer---but...

it takes up a lot of room on the computer---but it's worth it! :)

another:
http://pcdn.500px.net/13534131/2a609cbee57f4595363d224cc9680076af509754/4.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-09-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,867
Posted By IEDEI
anyone know if these rumours have turned out to...

anyone know if these rumours have turned out to have any basis for Photokina 2012? sorry for digging up an old post (march/2012).....

these guys are thinking there may be a Hasselbad XPan digital...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-07-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
Thanks Fred! I've been shooting in DNG/JPG all...

Thanks Fred! I've been shooting in DNG/JPG all the time these days. Even still, the colour image is preserved as the 10mp file, so I either use the alread JPG file OR desaturate the colour one into...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-07-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
http://pcdn.500px.net/13386829/07552a8742801418723...

http://pcdn.500px.net/13386829/07552a874280141872302c616fd9523494a0b0ae/4.jpg

http://pcdn.500px.net/13386873/345f089e18a01f24cb882cb7cdc6502d24ec13b4/4.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-07-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
http://pcdn.500px.net/13265803/6d759d37be5335b39fd...

http://pcdn.500px.net/13265803/6d759d37be5335b39fde1351f8b0624530e4a204/4.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-06-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,589
Posted By IEDEI
there's nothing more enjoyable than walking...

there's nothing more enjoyable than walking around NYC shooting away without distraction!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By IEDEI
what kind of minolta digicam do you have? first...

what kind of minolta digicam do you have?

first of all, it's great that the M8, M8.2, M9, and MM all share the same type of battery-----because batteries are KNOWN to be degradable goods, and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By IEDEI
there are already TONS of generic batteries out...

there are already TONS of generic batteries out there for sale...and i'm sure there will continue to be.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,589
Posted By IEDEI
true. but Apple have tons of them still for sale...

true. but Apple have tons of them still for sale in the refurbished section:
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/17
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,589
Posted By IEDEI
One can get 'matte' Apple screens on 15" and 17"...

One can get 'matte' Apple screens on 15" and 17" MBPs.....apple screens are far nicer than the average laptop screen
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By IEDEI
i quite enjoyed this comparison by Kai from...

i quite enjoyed this comparison by Kai from DigitalRev.com....even though he brings the M9 instead of the M8, but he talks about the M8 being compared to the X-Pro...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By IEDEI
keep the M8. sell me your M4...for cheap! :) i...

keep the M8.

sell me your M4...for cheap! :)

i like the X-Pro 1, but i recently cross shopped the M8 and the X-Pro 1 and just didn't feel anything as inspiring about the Fuji as I did about the M8....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,589
Posted By IEDEI
you can't go wrong with a Macbook Pro! I use 13"...

you can't go wrong with a Macbook Pro! I use 13" just because i travel with it....but 13, 15, or 17" available.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
http://pcdn.500px.net/13194057/9cfa133555484da2777...

http://pcdn.500px.net/13194057/9cfa133555484da2777b547d97125a1d98766365/4.jpg

http://pcdn.500px.net/13190989/16ac4e9f7af4d4993e38e3f0f2f976b81889b4de/4.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,602
Posted By IEDEI
excellent pics! really capture the mood. thanks...

excellent pics! really capture the mood. thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2012
Replies: 167
Views: 28,326
Posted By IEDEI
there are rumours of 2 different cameras being...

there are rumours of 2 different cameras being released....an M10 and something called the "ME" which is supposed to be a stripped down 'budget' M rangefinder.

either way....very exciting to see...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2012
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,667
Posted By IEDEI
in 72 hours shooting with my 'new' M8....am...

in 72 hours shooting with my 'new' M8....am finally getting a feel for it. I've never used a rangefinder before. am really loving it. i love this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
you won't find any. because there aren't...

you won't find any. because there aren't many...unlike what the film luddites would try to make you believe on here...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 25,843
Posted By IEDEI
the current street price for an M8.1 (M8u) is...

the current street price for an M8.1 (M8u) is between $2500 and $3k.

a standard M8 is generally between $2k and $2500.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 25,843
Posted By IEDEI
agreed. prices are totally stable. the M8 is a...

agreed. prices are totally stable. the M8 is a phenomenal camera to buy even in 2012. ive had mine a bit over a week and am truly enjoying photography...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
you're right and wrong....actually there is...

you're right and wrong....actually there is already a push for the 'retro' niche of CDs again.....in the past few months, for the first time in the past several, there has been an increase in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,476
Posted By IEDEI
just checked mine for the first time since buying...

just checked mine for the first time since buying it last week: 14k+ actuations.

thanks for the tip on how to check, Coelacanth!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,084
Posted By IEDEI
i would suggest a Leica X1 or X2.....a really...

i would suggest a Leica X1 or X2.....a really nice, gently used X1 can be had for around $1k....

I am going to keep my Leica D-Lux 3, which has been a great camera for me. Manual mode is great. It...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2012
Replies: 167
Views: 28,326
Posted By IEDEI
they won't drop much further IMO. I just bought...

they won't drop much further IMO. I just bought one last week...and have been stalking them for a few months. The prices are very very stable.

when you look at stuff like the Digilux 2 which is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
you use a Zeiss Ikon........LOL. that's the...

you use a Zeiss Ikon........LOL. that's the latest technology isn't it....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
lol @ the doom and gloom still going on here...I...

lol @ the doom and gloom still going on here...I think we should all be reassured that Leica is faithful enough to at least even officially address the issues....and they are well aware of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
the official Stefan Daniels post about this...

the official Stefan Daniels post about this situation:

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/customer-forum/252700-serviceability-m8-m8-2-displays.html#post2163833
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
possible. i think i'm overexcited about my newly...

possible. i think i'm overexcited about my newly acquired digital M.

time to step away from the forum! :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
Sure...but this is the M digital forum. The...

Sure...but this is the M digital forum. The people posting here are M digital owners. Posting an opinion is fine.....but this is not entitled "i do not own a digital M but would like to feel...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
what does that have to do with anything? its...

what does that have to do with anything? its about being respectful.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
so that's why you stalk the digital M forums? to...

so that's why you stalk the digital M forums? to remind everyone who has one that they are "overpriced show ponys"? rrrright. seems more like trolling the way i see it, sir.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
lol. i don't think it's very high....i think...

lol. i don't think it's very high....i think people on forums just love to freak out ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,684
Posted By IEDEI
Leica has issued an official statement....M8...

Leica has issued an official statement....M8 owners with screen problems will receive special upgrades from the company....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,684
Posted By IEDEI
so...if this comes in at $5k......i can only...

so...if this comes in at $5k......i can only imagine how many posts we will see titled "Should i buy an M9 or ME?"

:p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,684
Posted By IEDEI
Leica "ME" at Photokina 2012?

It seems there is going to be an M10 introduced as well as something called a "Leica ME"...which is a sub-M9...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 08-27-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,666
Posted By IEDEI
the first step is to REMOVE all the banter in...

the first step is to REMOVE all the banter in those threads which are not using facts. I spoke to Leica NJ, who stated that they are OUT OF LCD screens at the moment, however assured me the cameras...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,961
Posted By IEDEI
REALLY loving your photos Jon! The use of...

REALLY loving your photos Jon! The use of shadows is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-27-2012
Replies: 75
Poll: M10 upgrade
Views: 16,713
Posted By IEDEI
i just bought my M8, but am very excited to see...

i just bought my M8, but am very excited to see what they have in the M10! Should be very interesting.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 08-27-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,666
Posted By IEDEI
I spoke to Leica NJ last week prior to buying my...

I spoke to Leica NJ last week prior to buying my M8 last Friday....and the M8s are completely serviceable/repairable.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
There is a curve which happens with 'niche' items...

There is a curve which happens with 'niche' items such as Leica cameras and other niche items (watches, automobiles, etc). These items are generally more expensive than they should be, however they...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
we have to remember what time we live in. ...

we have to remember what time we live in. EVERYTHING has electronics. I am big time into automobiles. Sure i appreciate a 1969 Alpine-Renault A110 1600s just as much as the next guy, but I also...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
i have never owned a film Leica M and likely will...

i have never owned a film Leica M and likely will not. Not because I do not appreciate it, but because I prefer digital for the needs that I have.

A digital M is still a beautiful, exquisite piece...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
nonsense, IMO. there are plenty of reasons to...

nonsense, IMO.

there are plenty of reasons to invest in digital equipment....technological issues are always surmountable, just like mechanical ones were in the past.

this is an issue of part...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
the LCD screen itself is not in supply at...

the LCD screen itself is not in supply at Leica----otherwise everything else is replaceable/repairable....how do I know? I asked Leica themselves.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
finally someone with some logic and common sense...

finally someone with some logic and common sense to counteract the negative vultures.

everyone into electronics I've spoken to says this new "horror" is not of concern....as there will always be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
it's odd and a bit predictable that film M owners...

it's odd and a bit predictable that film M owners are piling into this thread to throw their unwanted insults towards digital Ms. that's not what this thread should be about. there are plenty of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
true. but what is truly amazing to me (seeing as...

true. but what is truly amazing to me (seeing as i'm fairly new to photography) is the lack of aftermarket repair or parts supplies.

it seems like people don't want to touch Leicas or produce...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,748
Posted By IEDEI
while i respect your philosophy-----this isn't...

while i respect your philosophy-----this isn't how it should be.

a great comparison is to compare the automobile vs. the camera. In an automobile built in 1965, there aren't many electronics and...
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