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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,642
Posted By jamato8
The new firmware, and I use the M9, works fine...

The new firmware, and I use the M9, works fine with my after market battery. It will go to almost zero before shutting down. I guess the cameras must be a little different.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,642
Posted By jamato8
I ran my battery clear down to 1 percent. The...

I ran my battery clear down to 1 percent. The camera continued to work until that was done with. That is actually lower than before the firmware update.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,642
Posted By jamato8
I have the new firmware and my battery is down to...

I have the new firmware and my battery is down to 10 percent. I get a warning that the battery needs to be charged and then I can use the camera. Seems to be working the same as before the update.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 9,147
Posted By jamato8
Good point. I had no issues with the prior and...

Good point. I had no issues with the prior and downloaded and updated before I remembered that I posted on hear last year that what they did didn't make sense. A shame they have made no attempt at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 9,147
Posted By jamato8
Too bad no one answered your question. I just...

Too bad no one answered your question. I just downloaded it today. Seems to work fine but I don't know abut the battery issue at this time. You may never read this though.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By jamato8
I use the lens all the time. Extremely sharp and...

I use the lens all the time. Extremely sharp and does a great job. Good color also.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-24-2013
Replies: 1,862
Views: 296,568
Posted By jamato8
I like this one. It makes you think. . or at...

I like this one. It makes you think. . or at least think about thinking. :^)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,899
Posted By jamato8
I didn't buy it to sell it. But, I do wish the...

I didn't buy it to sell it. But, I do wish the focus would stay in calibration. I adjust it myself but now it has gotten to where it needs the dual calibration, which I can not do and it is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-15-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 814,220
Posted By jamato8
I used to shoot a lot of MF and lrge format and...

I used to shoot a lot of MF and lrge format and some of this stuff has the tonal and image quality of good MF. The one thing that bothers me about digital is the out of focus stuff sometimes has a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 814,220
Posted By jamato8
That is very interesting.

That is very interesting.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 814,220
Posted By jamato8
Interesting thread and oh, interesting images....

Interesting thread and oh, interesting images. :^)

I do find the images by various artists here enjoyable to view. I have always been more a fan of contrast, having used 3 paper a lot, in years...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,213
Posted By jamato8
Thanks, I wish I hadn't seen it. Ignorance is...

Thanks, I wish I hadn't seen it. Ignorance is sometimes bliss, so to speak. :^)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,143
Posted By jamato8
I have the 5D, 5DII and the M9. The M9 and 5D are...

I have the 5D, 5DII and the M9. The M9 and 5D are my favorite for image purity, my idea of it, and the 5DII more digital but more useable in commercial functions. I use what works for the current...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By jamato8
Good point. We are buying electronics and no...

Good point. We are buying electronics and no longer fine mechanical workmanship. My IIIC still works and the shutter speeds are correct and it was last serviced in 1973? Well, I don't use it any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By jamato8
I wonder. Seems Leica is taking a very different...

I wonder. Seems Leica is taking a very different road? Maybe not. Even in the film days they offered more accessories than just about anyone else in the camera industry. Look at all the "collectable"...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By jamato8
So it is an M and an M-E no M10 but two "new" Cameras

No more numbers to identify in the M. Interesting turn of events. I was told about 2 years ago, NO, no video will ever be in a M camera, never. Never say never.

M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,814
Posted By jamato8
Yes, and whether they will support the M9 like...

Yes, and whether they will support the M9 like the M8 spooks me. If there was a track record like they now have with dropping service so fast, I would have never gotten into the M9.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-11-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,233
Posted By jamato8
About a year ago I asked the head guy at Leica NJ...

About a year ago I asked the head guy at Leica NJ about video in an M. He laughed and said, never, that is not what the M series is about.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,405
Posted By jamato8
Leica for life. Life of the camera. Having...

Leica for life. Life of the camera. Having started with a IIIC, I am disappointed with Leica. If they are going to step up to the plate and say a camera for life then they have to be ready to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,405
Posted By jamato8
Leica advertises the M9 as a camera for life. If...

Leica advertises the M9 as a camera for life. If they are already stopping coverage for the M8, no matter if they had stockpiled enough parts or not, to me, the quality of Leica as a company has...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By jamato8
I use the vertical finder. I like the...

I use the vertical finder. I like the magnification anyway.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 9,147
Posted By jamato8
Same here. I find this aspect of the update...

Same here. I find this aspect of the update ridiculous.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,757
Posted By jamato8
After seeing some of the results that have been...

After seeing some of the results that have been posted I look forward to what you are able to do with it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-08-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 8,597
Posted By jamato8
Twice on mine. Both repaired under warranty. Now...

Twice on mine. Both repaired under warranty. Now that my camera is out of warranty, I pray it doesn't happen again.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-01-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,846
Posted By jamato8
Had me going . . . I just thought, wow, a .95...

Had me going . . . I just thought, wow, a .95 35??? And kept reading with interest. lol The only April 1 I had today. Sad really, but thanks. :^)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By jamato8
I love the results with the ASPH. Worth it to...

I love the results with the ASPH. Worth it to me.

I agree with the statement right above me also. And I was lucky in getting one before everything started going up in price. I think most of what I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-13-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,209
Posted By jamato8
Totally agree. I used to make fine boots (cowboy)...

Totally agree. I used to make fine boots (cowboy) and learned from one of the best in the world. I also made many other products but hated using lizard or any reptile and frankly, am not crazy about...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,256
Posted By jamato8
The topic is more interesting here than being...

The topic is more interesting here than being shuffled off to the repair thread, where mine got changed to. Since it is about the M9 and the specifics of it, I think these posts should be here rather...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,256
Posted By jamato8
Well rather than parts coming apart, as with the...

Well rather than parts coming apart, as with the LCD screen, which you can replace yourself on the Canon cameras, the entire assembly of the M9 has to be replaced at around $650. I would image the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By jamato8
They had it for 20 days. I love the turn around...

They had it for 20 days. I love the turn around from CPS of Canon, which is normally 1 day but Leica doesn't have that kind of staff. I do wish Leica USA offered a pro service like Canon but they got...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By jamato8
I got my M9 back from NJ.

and all is well. The sensor needed some work and my soft release needed adjustment. All the work was performed and the camera is working fine. Dave Elwell is great to communicate with and Carmen and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,583
Posted By jamato8
I like it. Public place and you just recorded an...

I like it. Public place and you just recorded an event that others saw, but didn't take an image of. It is interesting and dynamic.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,321
Posted By jamato8
Correctly exposed, the M9 at 2500 does fine and I...

Correctly exposed, the M9 at 2500 does fine and I shoot the 5DII all the time. As far as the rendering of the image, I prefer the M9.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,270
Posted By jamato8
Good one. Much truth. In a way, the 5DII has...

Good one. Much truth. In a way, the 5DII has worse focus.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2011
Replies: 299
Views: 59,780
Posted By jamato8
I find like many here, that people tend to ignore...

I find like many here, that people tend to ignore the M9 more than other cameras. I take my SLR's and people usually say, wow, what a big professional camera. With the m9, nothing.

Everyone ignored...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2011
Replies: 299
Views: 59,780
Posted By jamato8
Great! I would vote but there isn't any place to....

Great! I would vote but there isn't any place to. :^) I really enjoy the M9 also.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By jamato8
I use my lenses and don't get rid of them. I...

I use my lenses and don't get rid of them. I scratched the area that the coding shows when using the coding system, reapplied the pen and the black area remains no matter how many times the lens is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By jamato8
One reason I don't like to use my glasses is that...

One reason I don't like to use my glasses is that they are plastic, and while they have a hard coating and non reflective (the best and very expensive), if there is a bit of dirt or anything on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By jamato8
I always use glasses but don't like it. I would...

I always use glasses but don't like it. I would prefer some of those glasses with a flip up section so I could just use my eye.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-05-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
There is some good and very interesting...

There is some good and very interesting information here.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
Yes, know. I have a nice Summitar from 1949 that...

Yes, know. I have a nice Summitar from 1949 that I used quite a bit. I was kidding since I often read that Leica is meant for B&W and while I do enjoy it as much as any camera in that mode, I also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
Go for it! Leica is supposed to do B/W only...

Go for it! Leica is supposed to do B/W only anyway. Back to the roots!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
Actually there is no apocalyptic or the sky is...

Actually there is no apocalyptic or the sky is falling thread here. The original question is quite simple. Some have answers and others questions. Kodak is having problems so, if no one picked up the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
What else is the sensor that is used in the M9...

What else is the sensor that is used in the M9 used in?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
This is a public discourse on the matter and I...

This is a public discourse on the matter and I see no hand wringing but dialogue on the possibilities. As an investment in equipment that I use professionally, I like to know the future, or possible...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
Well I for one, do like, very much like, the way...

Well I for one, do like, very much like, the way the Kodak sensor renders and I love the feel of the Leica in my hand now that I have gotten used to it. It tends to take me back to my M film days. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
True, there are a few sensor manufactures. The...

True, there are a few sensor manufactures. The question is whether Leica will have a different manufacture make a sensor for the M9, if they no longer manufacture the M9, which assumes a new M series...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 10,261
Posted By jamato8
What happens to the M9 if Kodak goes out of business?

While it is hoped that Leica has a good store of sensors, who knows. And as time passes and these are depleted it would seem to indicate that the M9 would become a door stop. I have had trouble with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,408
Posted By jamato8
They offer it in Europe but not here, which I...

They offer it in Europe but not here, which I find frustrating. I don't think they have the staff in the US to get it done faster.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,408
Posted By jamato8
I was, am surprised at how well 2500 ISO works on...

I was, am surprised at how well 2500 ISO works on the M9 when correctly exposed. I often want even more and then think about when mostly what I had was ASA 50 and 25 film. What did I do then? :^)

I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,408
Posted By jamato8
The versatility is in the photographer, not the...

The versatility is in the photographer, not the camera. The photographer chooses what to use not the other way around.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,408
Posted By jamato8
I enjoyed it but would have enjoyed more...

I enjoyed it but would have enjoyed more information about the P model. Yes I realize it is nothing more than the regular M9 but, well, I enjoy reading about it anyway. I would like to get the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,263
Posted By jamato8
I have the 25mm Biogon and it is every bit as...

I have the 25mm Biogon and it is every bit as good as my 35 ASPH, which I really like. The 25 is amazing and especially considering the cost compared to a similar Leitz lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 7,867
Posted By jamato8
I was doing some work in 1999 in northern Chile....

I was doing some work in 1999 in northern Chile. Film of course, Canon cameras, not that it makes a difference, and a M2. Anyway, I shot a sequence of an interview that was important and it was all...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 7,867
Posted By jamato8
I love the smell of fixer. I worked in a darkroom...

I love the smell of fixer. I worked in a darkroom for a long time and did color print and slides and lots of b&W. It took some time for the M9 to start to feel right in my hands. To get a feel of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,566
Posted By jamato8
I got my M9 about 18 months ago and since all my...

I got my M9 about 18 months ago and since all my lenses were in storage and silver, bought more. They were reasonable and even my 35 ASPH wasn't bad. I bought just before I saw the prices climbing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,750
Posted By jamato8
I had to have a few of my lenses adjusted and I...

I had to have a few of my lenses adjusted and I had DAG do it. The 135 f4 eluded adjustment because of the focal length, which is why Leica says to stop it down a stop or two so I figured out how to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 15,602
Posted By jamato8
I had some hot pixels the other day, the first....

I had some hot pixels the other day, the first. Very, very strange they were. I got maybe 10 or 12 on a couple of images but they weren't in the same place but were in sequence. Then they went away...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By jamato8
Haven't had Nikon equipment for years but I have...

Haven't had Nikon equipment for years but I have plenty of Canon stuff and I shoot professionally. I use the M9 and love it, for what it is and use it for what it can do and not for what it can't....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,261
Posted By jamato8
The 25 is pure excellence. I am very, very glad I...

The 25 is pure excellence. I am very, very glad I bought one, used. It is, IMO, totally different from the Leitz lenses I have, though I like the 35 ASPH a lot and as much but the 25 can do things...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,573
Posted By jamato8
What I can say is that from years of experience...

What I can say is that from years of experience and hard use when I "had" to have my cameras work and I had to get the shot, I can rely on the M9 by the way it performs, if it is the appropriate...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,573
Posted By jamato8
I have had the M3 and have the M2 and have for...

I have had the M3 and have the M2 and have for many, many years. I have many cameras. The Canon F1, 1v, D5, D5II, 7D, and the M9 among some that I have. I have weather sealed L lenses. I don't shoot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,573
Posted By jamato8
Mine has taken terrible abuse. Stuff my SLR's and...

Mine has taken terrible abuse. Stuff my SLR's and even my standard M's could not take. The water would be a problem but what mine has taken has convinced me that is is extremely rugged and the case...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By jamato8
The link doesn't work. but that is good news.

The link doesn't work. but that is good news.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,467
Posted By jamato8
Total ripoff. That is disgusting.

Total ripoff. That is disgusting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By jamato8
If you are paying for the new cover then you have...

If you are paying for the new cover then you have every right to have the old one, you bought it, it is your property.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,884
Posted By jamato8
I am glad to have the heads-up.

I am glad to have the heads-up.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-17-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 15,602
Posted By jamato8
I have a Canon 7d, 5DII, 5D, 30D and a 350. What...

I have a Canon 7d, 5DII, 5D, 30D and a 350. What amazes me is no hot pixels and if there were, well I expect a few. The M9 I have had a few but they went away. The problem I have is that my sensor...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By jamato8
Very nice. I enjoyed the view. Any more...

Very nice. I enjoyed the view. Any more information on the shoot or did I not read something?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,911
Posted By jamato8
Do you have an image of the modified screw driver?

Do you have an image of the modified screw driver?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By jamato8
I don't know. It would be harder to do many of...

I don't know. It would be harder to do many of those images with the RF. I have the 5D and 5DII and would most likely prefer the more concise control of those cameras. I prefer the rendering in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,911
Posted By jamato8
Don of DAG can and will work on the focus. I...

Don of DAG can and will work on the focus. I would have Leica do it. If it went out from a small bump then I think they should cover it. It is known to be off at times without too much assistance....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By jamato8
I like it. Classical photography, interpretation.

I like it. Classical photography, interpretation.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By jamato8
Yes, there are areas I would prefer to have a...

Yes, there are areas I would prefer to have a good but not too expensive camera to get some shots with. That is a good point.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By jamato8
While a used 35 ASPH would be out of the price...

While a used 35 ASPH would be out of the price you mention, unless you get lucky, I wouldn't want to be without it. The lens is pure excellence but then I bet the other ones would be a joy also. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By jamato8
I adjust mine all the time. Very easy with an...

I adjust mine all the time. Very easy with an allen wrench. Just a tiny tweak but if too far no big deal just go back the other way. One quick way is to make sure the infinity falls into place...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By jamato8
I purchased a 135 2.8 that was CLA'd a couple of...

I purchased a 135 2.8 that was CLA'd a couple of years ago and should have it tomorrow. I am hoping but will not be surprised if the focus isn't on. I know the googles may need adjustment, which...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By jamato8
So the distant focus, infinity, is sharp?

So the distant focus, infinity, is sharp?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By jamato8
I just noticed this. So the 3.4 won't be...

I just noticed this. So the 3.4 won't be available in coded? That is an admittance in my opinion of a problem. As mentioned below, I have adjusted my Tele-Elmar myself and it is exactly on all the...
Forum: Off Topic 08-02-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,689
Posted By jamato8
Should conversations be sanitized? Everyone may...

Should conversations be sanitized? Everyone may not agree with the approach or statements but it is information and in my opinion should be filtered through to ascertain if it has relevance to the...
Forum: Off Topic 08-02-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,689
Posted By jamato8
To be honest, and I guess I already said this, I...

To be honest, and I guess I already said this, I wouldn't use the M9 as my sole camera for shooting. I enjoy using it for my street photography and visual anthropology and I find it less intrusive...
Forum: Off Topic 08-01-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,689
Posted By jamato8
That would be rough though and sorry for your...

That would be rough though and sorry for your problem. It would sour me also, but then I might have tried a different brand of SD card. I have had my share of problems with the M9 and would not rely...
Forum: Off Topic 08-01-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,689
Posted By jamato8
I use the Sandisk Ultra 16gb, three of them, and...

I use the Sandisk Ultra 16gb, three of them, and never a problem in 1.5 years of heavy shooting. Having said that, I would never shoot an event with one camera and never with a new one if I was being...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By jamato8
No, it is all the lenses that are off. What I am...

No, it is all the lenses that are off. What I am saying is that the focus of the camera drifts. And the calibration of the 135 is exactly on, so much so that I can shoot it wide open and focus on an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By jamato8
Back to the basics. . .

So I have had problems with the M9 and focus drift. The adjustment that can be made with an allen wrench on the M9 has been going out about once a week (moving to close focus each time). So I was out...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,710
Posted By jamato8
With the M9, as explained above by jaapv for the...

With the M9, as explained above by jaapv for the M8, the M9 does very well on 1250 and on well exposed 2500, I am happy considering how film did at 2500. Correct exposure and post processing the RAW...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 6,961
Posted By jamato8
Digital offers so much that for me, film can't...

Digital offers so much that for me, film can't but digital, for me, has never equalled film.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,605
Posted By jamato8
I use a 1.15 at times and it works well. I still...

I use a 1.15 at times and it works well. I still have plenty of view area but for 135 it helps some. Most of the time I don't use anything and I am fine, even with the 135 f4.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 7,182
Posted By jamato8
My M9 has had one sensor replaced and now I have...

My M9 has had one sensor replaced and now I have 100's of tiny spots all over the replacement sensor that do not clean off. Never a problem with the many Canons I have had and the 5 here in the same...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,272
Posted By jamato8
Probably. I know the 24 2.8 Biogon is excellent...

Probably. I know the 24 2.8 Biogon is excellent and gives up nothing to any Leica lens I have.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,272
Posted By jamato8
Interesting, I have many lenses, some of the...

Interesting, I have many lenses, some of the sharpest made and the 35mm ASHP is one of them. Having said that, I find it is for some things, too sharp but I can live with that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By jamato8
I don't have either of those but when I got my...

I don't have either of those but when I got my M9, since all my Leica lenses were in storage and too far away to get to, I purchased 4 used lenses and I am glad I got them when I did as I got them...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By jamato8
If you have to ask the question then no. (just...

If you have to ask the question then no. (just kidding)

I have the 5DII and other Canons that I use for my work. I also use the M9 for my work but there are places that I can't do what I need to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,025
Posted By jamato8
I wonder if production will go up on the lens,...

I wonder if production will go up on the lens, the Zeiss that is.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 10,025
Posted By jamato8
I don't have the 21 but have the 25 2.8 Zeiss....

I don't have the 21 but have the 25 2.8 Zeiss. Excellent lens with great contrast and it rivals any of my Leica lenses. I wouldn't mind a black 21 2.8 in the Zeiss but it seems they are in silver and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By jamato8
Yes, very nice. M2 is quieter but I use all...

Yes, very nice. M2 is quieter but I use all digital now so it's ok. Maybe the M10 or oh no, the M10-P!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By jamato8
Yes you can use it in the discrete mode but I...

Yes you can use it in the discrete mode but I still find that noisy compared to the slight, click of an M2.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By jamato8
Well I have an M9, a number of Leica lenses and...

Well I have an M9, a number of Leica lenses and plenty of Canon equipment. Enough to feed. . . but what I do Is work with people's that need representation, of which I just had an photo essay come...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By jamato8
I don't understand it . . wait. . . I just got...

I don't understand it . . wait. . . I just got it. P for professional? I never put the two together. I never quite catch up . .

I would still like to get one because I want a second M9 and the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By jamato8
I am sure it won't last long.

I am sure it won't last long.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By jamato8
For some photography just fine for some of what I...

For some photography just fine for some of what I shoot, it gets noticed and can change the mood as I work in intimate settings at times, as is the nature of my work.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By jamato8
For the original price, Leica should have...

For the original price, Leica should have provided the same screen, not a cheap cover that they acknowledge scratch easily. But the lack of the red button and M9 has been overlooked as part of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,184
Posted By jamato8
Yep, I just run them down all the way. It works...

Yep, I just run them down all the way. It works for me and I shoot every day. I would prefer all Leica batteries so I could just keep them fully charged but Leica just charges too much and what I do...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By jamato8
I would love to get one, someday. What is the...

I would love to get one, someday. What is the grip like with the new covering? That was an area that needed improvement. With the new LCD covering, does it transmit any different for viewing, i.e....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By jamato8
I was wrong, it seems the first actuation is...

I was wrong, it seems the first actuation is noisier than the cocking action. I do notice that people hear the firing of the M9, which often was not the case with the M2 or M3.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,464
Posted By jamato8
I would say my Canon 7D is quieter, and a regular...

I would say my Canon 7D is quieter, and a regular M is with out question quieter. I wish the M9 was more discrete and the discrete setting really doesn't help. As noted above, the cocking of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By jamato8
I make sure I never say never because that is...

I make sure I never say never because that is when I find something else to buy. :^)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By jamato8
I have the pre ASPH but it flares so bad I get...

I have the pre ASPH but it flares so bad I get frustrated. Does anyone have this problem? This is just prior to the ASPH summicron. I sometimes have to use my hand besides always have the hood out...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,330
Posted By jamato8
It also has zoom capabilities now. Just make sure...

It also has zoom capabilities now. Just make sure there is nothing behind you as you zoom out and aren't near a drop off as you zoom in. :^)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-03-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,704
Posted By jamato8
Where can you get the 21 2.8?

Where can you get the 21 2.8?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-03-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 16,000
Posted By jamato8
I read an article years ago about the photo...

I read an article years ago about the photo editors of National Geographic. When they got Leica slides they could tell the difference with the colors and image quality preferred of the Leicas, in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,749
Posted By jamato8
RAW. I am not going to spend 7 thousand for a...

RAW. I am not going to spend 7 thousand for a camera and a like amount for lenses and then shoot jpeg and loose some of the data I am trying for in the first place. I shoot RAW with my other cameras...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-01-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9,512
Posted By jamato8
It was focussing past the focus point. DAG...

It was focussing past the focus point. DAG adjusted it.

I code mine for the 24 Leitz and get fine results.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-01-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9,512
Posted By jamato8
Yep, I use the 25 2.8 and really like it. It is...

Yep, I use the 25 2.8 and really like it. It is extremely sharp but I also like the contrast and color. I find they 35 Summicron excellent and enjoy it as much but there is something special about...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 16,000
Posted By jamato8
With a few exceptions, very true. edit: if you...

With a few exceptions, very true. edit: if you start off with quality.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 16,000
Posted By jamato8
I have shot great stuff with my 5D, that would...

I have shot great stuff with my 5D, that would not have been any better with the M9. I have had many more problems with the M9 than any camera I have ever owned. I have had the sensor replaced once...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
I don't know what you are talking about. Many...

I don't know what you are talking about. Many people dis the ISO of the M9. What I am saying is I find it very good and am surprised at how good it is, this with the known bias that some do not like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
The 750 US is what I was quoted for the standard...

The 750 US is what I was quoted for the standard replacement. It seemed high so 750, for Leica, would seem right for the new back replacement. I would like the nonglare.

Oh, 750 euro. . . .
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
I shoot the M9 at 1250 often and am surprised at...

I shoot the M9 at 1250 often and am surprised at how good the results are. Then I want more and reflect on the fact that I used to shoot 50 and 100 ASA slide film and anything fast got very grainy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
+3 I would love to have a body for the Leica...

+3

I would love to have a body for the Leica lenses from a manufacture that would truly get innovative. I mean, it isn't that hard. There are examples of simple upgrades everywhere.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
Yes, if they were going to put a better...

Yes, if they were going to put a better protection for the screen, I would have also made it so you don't have to replace the entire back and would have upgraded the quality of view, which isn't as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
Ok, it took me a minute. LOL good one.

Ok, it took me a minute. LOL good one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
I have one now but my Canons, with an older 5D,...

I have one now but my Canons, with an older 5D, which spent 1.5 years in China and got hellish use, had none and the screen is in fine shape. The plastic I would think is the same but the Canans just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jamato8
Jerks. The cheap plastic on my LCD screen...

Jerks. The cheap plastic on my LCD screen scratched right away. A Canon screen cover can be bought for 10 dollars, just the cover. The Leica, you have to replace the entire back at a cost of. . . ....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
No, not me. I have known some crooks and liars, a...

No, not me. I have known some crooks and liars, a number of them reside here on this island.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
I rarely get dust. This is some sort of surface...

I rarely get dust. This is some sort of surface reaction.

6 in two months? I can see all the dust in the images, pretty bad.

They have replaced the M9 6 times?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
Well Leica said there is no lubricant on the...

Well Leica said there is no lubricant on the shutter and that this may be moisture. What is odd is that my 5DII, 7D and a couple of other Canons that get harder use in very bad conditions and except...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
I looked again with different light and it is...

I looked again with different light and it is "stuff" on the sensor that will not come off with cleaning. This is the second sensor, with the first one having the cover separating. Very frustrating...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
I was thinking of that but these are tiny and the...

I was thinking of that but these are tiny and the sensor has been cleaned and the spots are all basically the same size. I had a 30D Canon that was insane with oil, what a mess.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
Sometimes you have to load it again. Pbase does...

Sometimes you have to load it again. Pbase does that for some reason.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By jamato8
Problems with image quality of sensor M9

http://i.pbase.com/o6/14/637114/1/135663527.eJ8dMktw.L1013905.jpg

This is a 100 percent crop. I was using a 50 Summicron on bellows with a visoflex for some close-ups of a very small fruit. When I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-17-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
Is anyone getting overexposure with the new...

Is anyone getting overexposure with the new firmware? I had to do some shooting today and didn't even think to test it and all the images were about 1 stop over. I haven't had this problem with the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
I have a MacBook Pro with the SD reader on the...

I have a MacBook Pro with the SD reader on the side and it worked fine. It could be the interface of the card reader to the USB.

As suggested above, have you checked info to see if the card is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
It looks the same to me. What do you see that is...

It looks the same to me. What do you see that is different?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
So has anyone else noticed an increase in the...

So has anyone else noticed an increase in the number of images that can be shot at one time?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
So will the improvement in the Italian...

So will the improvement in the Italian translation finally get me back to my roots? I always wanted to learn Italian even though my Grandfather came from Sicily, which I think speaks Italian. My...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,737
Posted By jamato8
Thanks for posting. Now off to update.

Thanks for posting. Now off to update.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,539
Posted By jamato8
Over my head. I guess they are literature of some...

Over my head. I guess they are literature of some sort? The pond keeps us apart, photography brings us together. lol
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,031
Posted By jamato8
I was upset with the ISO performance from 1200 up...

I was upset with the ISO performance from 1200 up on the M9, at first. Then I started using it more and exposing it correctly. No problems here. There have been places I could not use the SLR due to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By jamato8
I use HDR whenever needed with regard to lighting...

I use HDR whenever needed with regard to lighting situations. I use it more to get a more complete exposure than some of the more extreme results but have used it for "artistic" interpretation also....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,457
Posted By jamato8
I agree. Good comments Denton. I have the M9,...

I agree. Good comments Denton. I have the M9, 5DII, 5D and some others. I use the heck out of the 5DII and also the 7D. They do the work they need to but for some things, the M9 takes over. I work...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,425
Posted By jamato8
I use the lens pen and the magnifier that the...

I use the lens pen and the magnifier that the same company sell. The magnifier has 4 lights to illuminate the sensor. Works well and I can see the dust rather than having to take images of the sky at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,941
Posted By jamato8
Well for grab shots I still prefer no flash. I...

Well for grab shots I still prefer no flash. I used to shoot weddings and like events but I hate the effect of on camera flash. Held by someone else and used as something that appears to be other...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By jamato8
The big factor will be checking the focus as the...

The big factor will be checking the focus as the M9 and 8 are take a toll on lenses that are not calibrated exactly. I have had a 35 Summicron ASPH in 3 times and my 90 Summicron twice. My 90 2.8 was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,880
Posted By jamato8
Interesting stuff. I am glad I was able to get...

Interesting stuff. I am glad I was able to get back to my Leica gear because with the advent of digital and where I travel, film became a problem. So the M9 has done it for me. I would love to shoot...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,935
Posted By jamato8
35mm latest version, 90mm Summicron just previous...

35mm latest version, 90mm Summicron just previous to asph.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,733
Posted By jamato8
I use the illuminating magnifier from Lens Pen....

I use the illuminating magnifier from Lens Pen. Works well, much faster than any other method. I use the lens pen and a bit of air. If needed I do a wet clean but since I got my sensor replaced on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-14-2011
Replies: 282
Views: 34,139
Posted By jamato8
I have had my M2 for over 35 years. I will most...

I have had my M2 for over 35 years. I will most likely never use it again, which is sad but I such history with it that I wouldn't sell it. Too bad film is so hard to deal with now. I haven't had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,722
Posted By jamato8
Why not. We can all help each other and if...

Why not. We can all help each other and if someone doesn't want to help, they don't need to post.

I use the Thumbs up and it works great, both for grip and decreasing camera movement.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 11,801
Posted By jamato8
I am registered as a pro but I guess that is the...

I am registered as a pro but I guess that is the answer, I deal with NJ. Maybe I should go to Solms.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 11,801
Posted By jamato8
I am confused, which is not uncommon for me. Ok,...

I am confused, which is not uncommon for me. Ok, so you can get a loaner while your camera is being repaired? When I sent mine in to NJ they said there wasn't a loaner program for professionals. So...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 11,801
Posted By jamato8
I don't care, it is easy to clean the sensor. As...

I don't care, it is easy to clean the sensor. As mentioned earlier, they need to get the focussing right, don't tax them any further. If they do it fine, if not, I don't care. I started with a Leica...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,710
Posted By jamato8
If I had the money for one, meaning I had that...

If I had the money for one, meaning I had that type of cushion, and I bought one I would use the heck out of it, just like my other cameras. We live and we die. What good is a camera going to do you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By jamato8
Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed viewing what I...

Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed viewing what I have seen here, so far.

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/14/637114/1/130719794.8g3t5hGk.L1010028.jpg

M9, 50 Summicron at 2.8. ISO 160. Decreased sharpening...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By jamato8
When I shine a light on my new sensor I get a...

When I shine a light on my new sensor I get a multitude of reflections going in different directions. It is bizarre looking. I mean the camera is sharp and to be honest as sharp as my 5DII but with a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,386
Posted By jamato8
M9 replacement sensor looks totally different. .

I had to send my M9 in for repair a while back. The glass on the sensor was separating. I am used to the way the surface looks as I clean it on a regular basis for dust as I do my Canons. I use the...
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,461
Posted By jamato8
I have 5 Canon's I use and an M9. Just like...

I have 5 Canon's I use and an M9. Just like above, use what works. There are times when I can't get done what I need to with the M9 and times when a big SLR is too invasive and spoils the flow. They...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-11-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,624
Posted By jamato8
The way mine works it is more of a toy. I got it...

The way mine works it is more of a toy. I got it back from repair in NJ and they did 2 of 4 requested repairs and one of those two repairs. So the way mine holds up it is more like a toy, though a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By jamato8
I didn't have good results with the first Lens...

I didn't have good results with the first Lens Pens but the articulated ones have worked much better for me.

I don't do the f16 or 22 any longer. I have a loop for using on the sensor with internal...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By jamato8
I find the 135 on my m9 or in the past the M2, to...

I find the 135 on my m9 or in the past the M2, to outweigh the reason I use the viewfinder camera. For me it gets to be too much bulk and weight. For a 135 I love the 135L Canon. It totally reminds...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-27-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I got my M9 back. The sensor and board that...

I got my M9 back. The sensor and board that accompanies it were replaced. They cleaned the particles out of the viewfinder also. I also asked them to adjust the soft release as it is so touchy that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,184
Posted By jamato8
I have two I ordered from a seller on eBay from...

I have two I ordered from a seller on eBay from China. They don't register correctly with the m9, as they are made for the M8 but if fully discharged, they will show the correct charge. I have been...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,992
Posted By jamato8
I don't think there is so much bashing as...

I don't think there is so much bashing as frustration. Being a Leica user since 1969 I can understand. Mechanical quality is great but quality innovation is also justified and should be justified at...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-21-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Sometimes you have no choice, as in taking a trip...

Sometimes you have no choice, as in taking a trip in one car and not two. This is a developing country and I provide my own equipment, of course. But I can only invest so much, so I do what I can. I...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-21-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I am not sure what lesson. I can't afford 2 M9's...

I am not sure what lesson. I can't afford 2 M9's and film isn't an option here. The only other option would be to try and find an adapter to go from the Leica scope to my Canons but that is after the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I have only one Leica dissecting scope, not two,...

I have only one Leica dissecting scope, not two, and many people working in a small lab might have only one. In other words, if it goes bad then I have other scopes but none that take the M9 but most...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-19-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Sadly Leica has not sent my M9 back. i was...

Sadly Leica has not sent my M9 back. i was emailed it would be shipped on this Tues but it didn't happen. I have extremely pressing issues here as I need to use it on a dissecting scope for 3...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By jamato8
Yes, I guess so. If I am doing a job I don't want...

Yes, I guess so. If I am doing a job I don't want to have to start and stop while someone reviews things. If they want to do that they can grab a camera. :^) Now if there is something very specific...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By jamato8
The resolution of the screen isn't very good to...

The resolution of the screen isn't very good to begin with but having an option for high low would seem to be an easy do so why not. I have very, very rarely ever had a client ask to look at my...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-14-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Well my sensor is bad. They will tell me in a day...

Well my sensor is bad. They will tell me in a day how long it might take but are trying to expedite it. As luck would have it, I have a sample of a fungus on a plant that I need to photograph using...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-08-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
They should have sent me a camera to test then....

They should have sent me a camera to test then. :^) I have had all kinds of issues from focus, hot pixels, junk in the viewfinder, easily scratched rear screen, bad sensor, . . . easily brassing. ....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-08-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Who is Mr. Daniels? I am out of the loop on many...

Who is Mr. Daniels? I am out of the loop on many areas of knowledge, it would appear. :^)

I pray they do a fast turnaround. This isn't an "outing", that can also be very important, but work. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By jamato8
What is the voltage that the Pocket Wizard puts...

What is the voltage that the Pocket Wizard puts out? That would be a good starting point.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By jamato8
I shoot at f16 or 22 towards the sky to check my...

I shoot at f16 or 22 towards the sky to check my sensor. It will reveal dust spots. I now have a special magnifier with internal lights for sensor cleaner and it works better for me because I don't...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-07-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I sent my M9 in yesterday. I had told them where...

I sent my M9 in yesterday. I had told them where I was the last few days in correspondence via email.

Now I get an email and they state that they will only ship within the US. Now how is that for...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I hope once fixed, it stays fixed. Maybe they are...

I hope once fixed, it stays fixed. Maybe they are working on a fix for this. I sent in all the information the the store I purchased it from is emailing them the invoice. The shutter release was also...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
It has been sent, along with a request to clean...

It has been sent, along with a request to clean the junk out of the viewfinder. There are particles in there that shouldn't be there on an almost new camera. I will cross my fingers that they return...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Thank you for that! While I don't think the glass...

Thank you for that! While I don't think the glass is cracked, there is an issue with it. I am in a heavy work period and this is really frustrating but the way it goes.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I have all my Canon equipment, the 7D, 5DII, 5D...

I have all my Canon equipment, the 7D, 5DII, 5D and a multitude of lenses but it draws attention when doing a lot of work as in visual anthropology but I don't think I want to go through the hassle...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Nothing else to try here though. I have a fluid...

Nothing else to try here though. I have a fluid that has taken off oil from a poor job done by Canon on a 5D sensor and just about everything else but here on island, there is nothing else but maybe...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
I asked them about a loaner, knowing the answer...

I asked them about a loaner, knowing the answer already, and they said they don't have loaners. I will have the store where I purchased the camera in the states send them a copy via email and send...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Well it has been registered on the Leica site...

Well it has been registered on the Leica site since I purchased it. Yes, it is under warranty. I can't imagine how long this will take if the sensor needs replacement. I use the camera everyday in my...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
The hassle is, is that I am in Micronesia doing...

The hassle is, is that I am in Micronesia doing work and will be here for some time. The shipping and getting from here to there is so much grunt work. But of course, if I have to I have to. I am not...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 10-06-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 8,341
Posted By jamato8
Spots on my M9 sensor that aren't dust or oil. . .

I looked at the sensor yesterday, after noticing what appeared to be dust on the images (the small areas we see when there is dust on the sensor). So I took out my sensor magnifier with a built in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 9,237
Posted By jamato8
Some of the areas here in Pohnpei, because this...

Some of the areas here in Pohnpei, because this is a volcanic island and it rains so much it is slick all the time, would be safer for my camera and me if I taped the camera and then myself.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 36,462
Posted By jamato8
http://i.pbase.com/o2/14/637114/1/124847521.52NQAw...

http://i.pbase.com/o2/14/637114/1/124847521.52NQAwAW.IMG_1702facandhand.jpg

M9, 90mm Summicron at f2, iso 2500
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,353
Posted By jamato8
Yes, sometimes the prefocus works very well. I...

Yes, sometimes the prefocus works very well. I did one that was not brought to my eye and by luck and prefocus, the eye, which is what I want if a person, was in perfect focus on a shallow depth of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,353
Posted By jamato8
I am enjoying my M9 but it took a while. . .

http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/14/637114/1/129029738.Fg4Irjjo.L1008352.jpg

Looking out from our back porch here on Pohnpei. Image as seen, no enhancement of color or anything else.

Focussing has gotten...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By jamato8
Yes, I guess I was trying to point out that you...

Yes, I guess I was trying to point out that you don't have to go to any previous, as in updating a Canon, with a number of previous updates, as the current one contains everything. It was a note for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By jamato8
Just go to the latest firmware update. The latest...

Just go to the latest firmware update. The latest contains previous updates, unless they turned out to be a problem.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
Interesting. I just looked at the screen on my...

Interesting. I just looked at the screen on my Canon 5D, which has well over 100,000 shots on it, is around 5 years old and was heavily used in China when I lived and worked there as well as a 30D...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
Thanks. I read a few reviews of the ACMAXX and...

Thanks. I read a few reviews of the ACMAXX and emailed the company from their ebay site. I am going to get some for my M9, 5DII, 5D, and 7D.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
The scratch I got is rather nasty but it doesn't...

The scratch I got is rather nasty but it doesn't interfere with my shooting of course. It is an annoyance. I will find a screen protector, most likely off island. I need to find someone who take...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
I guess the real point is that Leica could have...

I guess the real point is that Leica could have put more than plastic there for a 7,000 dollar camera. They didn't and that is that. At lease the viewfinder is glass, I think. :^)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
Cell phones are everywhere, pretty much, in the...

Cell phones are everywhere, pretty much, in the world. But I haven't seen any screen protectors here. I shall look and seek. :^)


Heck no, I got the camera to use. If I accidentally put another...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
I guess I will live with it. I will look for a...

I guess I will live with it. I will look for a screen protector but I am not sure I will find one here on Pohnpei.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,974
Posted By jamato8
How to take out a scratch on screen of the M9??

Well somehow I got a scratch on the screen of my M9. I would like to take this out but I have no idea if the screen is coated.

Has anyone take out a scratch on the screen? I asked Don of DAG and he...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 14,239
Posted By jamato8
Well I can't say I would buy one, even if I had...

Well I can't say I would buy one, even if I had the money to throw around. I don't really admire the design. The functionality would be interesting.

I would love to see a good digital body that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By jamato8
Not to get off subject but in my other job as an...

Not to get off subject but in my other job as an ICU nurse, some of my worst cases were motorcycles. Damn the body can get torn up, broke up, and infected and still come back but not always the same.
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