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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
0,5 mm? The bump is a bit more than that......

0,5 mm? The bump is a bit more than that... :lpl:

half a millimeter is the actual thickness difference :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
But the M240 is a full 0.5 mm thicker than the...

But the M240 is a full 0.5 mm thicker than the M9. Enough to start an Internet myth, it appears.:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
I use the Voigtländer 15, no problem :), besides,...

I use the Voigtländer 15, no problem :), besides, the wide zoom for the CL is 11-23, with plenty of Leica quality built in :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
Hang on.. You're a photographer -right? You see...

Hang on.. You're a photographer -right? You see the shot, you select your gear - you take it. You are not going to take a 35 mm equ. lens when you need a 21 mm equ. are you?

And it is not field of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
Well, you have a choice - buy an up-to-date...

Well, you have a choice - buy an up-to-date camera which will become obsolescent or buy an old-tech one which already is...:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
If you want a wide lens, use a wide lens. The...

If you want a wide lens, use a wide lens. The number on it is irrelevant...

https://youtu.be/PHYidejT3KY
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
Please define "far from good".

Please define "far from good".
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
The EVF is close to the SL one which is arguably...

The EVF is close to the SL one which is arguably the best on the market. Yes, you can catch any impression in good light :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
Only if you are hung up by numbers. The field of...

Only if you are hung up by numbers. The field of view is what you make of it by your own framing - the angle of view depends. And if you want to go wide - does 15 mm equivalent suffice? - There is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaapv
I have been using M cameras since 1976. Yes, my...

I have been using M cameras since 1976. Yes, my CL feels like a "real Leica" with M lenses, but an EVF, good as it is, is quite different from a Rangefinder-Viewfinder. For me no problem at all, but...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By jaapv
Come to think of it, you might like a screw-mount...

Come to think of it, you might like a screw-mount camera. A good iiig is not expensive, the lenses are quite affordable as well. These little gems are a joy to use. Have a look at the website of Red...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By jaapv
Go for a film camera - not for a digital one if I...

Go for a film camera - not for a digital one if I interpret your post correctly. You don't want to be caught up in the present-day obsolescence cycle. The digitals do not require any maintenance at...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By jaapv
So true.:angel:

So true.:angel:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By jaapv
Why should you want to add a magnifier for a 90...

Why should you want to add a magnifier for a 90 mm 2.0 lens? :confused: That is well within the precision span of a M rangefinder. I find the things a PITA. They do not add anything to my focusing...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-28-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,737
Posted By jaapv
You're right. If you die rich you've led a poor...

You're right. If you die rich you've led a poor life...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-28-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By jaapv
Are you sure that you need a magnifier? In many...

Are you sure that you need a magnifier? In many cases using the correct dioptre is more effective.
A magnifier reduces the angle of view, the eye relief and the contrast of the viewfinder, and in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By jaapv
I agree. I must have suffered a nasty knock.

I agree. I must have suffered a nasty knock.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By jaapv
Leica can adjust this for you.

Leica can adjust this for you.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
That is of course quite possible, but in that...

That is of course quite possible, but in that case, no harm done, I suppose.:o
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
The new sensor is developed specifically not to...

The new sensor is developed specifically not to corrode.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
I even know a few who knowingly didn't replace...

I even know a few who knowingly didn't replace their sensor and rely on Photoshop.

As it is, my M9 and Monochrom1 (with new sensors ;) ) are never-sell cameras. The M240 came and went, the M10 holds...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
There were a few reports, but all of them turned...

There were a few reports, but all of them turned out to be simply dirty.

However, the early replacements were with the old type of sensor, of those a number went in twice.

If you buy an M9 with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
Based on the forums telling us that all have had...

Based on the forums telling us that all have had to be replaced... :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
It can't happen again. The replacement sensors...

It can't happen again. The replacement sensors from the last years are corrosion-proof.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-21-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
I doubt that there are more than a few M9s out...

I doubt that there are more than a few M9s out there that need a sensor replacement, if any.
And why specifically American owners? Most of the rest of the world runs to the same calendar.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-21-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
??? What is wrong in buying one with a sensor...

??? What is wrong in buying one with a sensor that has been replaced with a new type one? Plenty of those on the market. Or buy a corroded one el cheapo and invest 1500 EU to refurbish it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By jaapv
He is known for offering rare -and sometimes not...

He is known for offering rare -and sometimes not so collectable- items for eyewateringly high prices. It only takes one buyer... For realistic prices for collector's items see Westlicht Auctions.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
A Leica M9 costs nothing new. It was discontinued...

A Leica M9 costs nothing new. It was discontinued years ago. Although we can debate your doubtful statement about image quality - many M9 users prefer the way a ccd sensor renders-, it is rather...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
I find a crop factor completely irrelevant for...

I find a crop factor completely irrelevant for judging a camera. i have an M9, Monochrom1 and CL. Of the three I use the CL daily and the MM when I feel like taking B&W. The M9 sees little use. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By jaapv
I would say that the camera is an economic...

I would say that the camera is an economic write-off. The shutter itself is not that expensive, about 170 Euro, but the camera has to be dismantled completely to replace it and recalibrated after...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
Actually I think the CL is the true carrier of...

Actually I think the CL is the true carrier of the Leica concept: High quality in all aspects, small, light and versatile, as little as possible between the photographer and the subject.
That "kit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
Yes, but it is in a different price range, and...

Yes, but it is in a different price range, and the M240 and M9 are outstanding products as well.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
Not to a dyed-in-the-wool Leica connoisseur....

Not to a dyed-in-the-wool Leica connoisseur. However, a new entrant to the brand does not think our way. Having said that, I sold my M 240 and my M9 is sitting unused since I bought the CL. And me a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,335
Posted By jaapv
It is the popularity of the CL. A cheaper "real...

It is the popularity of the CL. A cheaper "real Leica" with better image quality, new at a similar price.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By jaapv
I don't own an M10, but most users claim a clean...

I don't own an M10, but most users claim a clean ISO 3200 and good ISO 6400, usable 12.500.


Here are over 1000 M10 images - judge for yourself...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-12-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,166
Posted By jaapv
Just sold y M3+Elmar 2.8...

Just sold y M3+Elmar 2.8...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 3,987
Posted By jaapv
Quite a bit of overlap between the forums, often...

Quite a bit of overlap between the forums, often the same people...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By jaapv
Which CL, the old or the new one?

Which CL, the old or the new one?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-05-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,141
Posted By jaapv
It has been extended to digital M cameras. Leica...

It has been extended to digital M cameras. Leica will modify them to customers' wishes as a retrofit. O have such a Monochrom: a-la-carte leather and engraving, an M9 too, and I just sold my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,141
Posted By jaapv
I bet he hasn't...

I bet he hasn't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,141
Posted By jaapv
It is pretty lively for a...

It is pretty lively for a corpse...

https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-a-la-carte
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,513
Posted By jaapv
Get your family to put the stuff on eBay and join...

Get your family to put the stuff on eBay and join the bidding. That way nobody can accuse you of taking advantage.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-20-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 6,225
Posted By jaapv
I don't think a magnifier is very practical, as...

I don't think a magnifier is very practical, as it get in the way of cleaning. If you really want to do enlarged cleaning, a surgical microscope (:lol: ) or, more realistically, telescope glasses...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By jaapv
Agree, but she hasn't got a clue how to hold it...

Agree, but she hasn't got a clue how to hold it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By jaapv
Which begs the question - how much work is...

Which begs the question - how much work is 450.000 $ worth? For me quite a bit ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By jaapv
If it had solid provenance, the price would be...

If it had solid provenance, the price would be quite a bit higher...
It begs the question why the seller hasn't put in some research instead of quoting a family legend. I would go searching for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
Both. The native lenses are "real Leica" quality...

Both. The native lenses are "real Leica" quality and it performs impeccably with my M and R lenses.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-24-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
I did - but the M9 and MM are still around - with...

I did - but the M9 and MM are still around - with a number of other Leicas. I preferred the selling of the M240 over a kidney...:D
I'm exceedingly pleased with the CL BTW.:angel:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-24-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
Why don't you get an M240 then? Video, reasonably...

Why don't you get an M240 then? Video, reasonably priced nowadays and no known reliability issues.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-24-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
Not Leia's forte? What about the Apo-Telyt 135,...

Not Leia's forte? What about the Apo-Telyt 135, Apo-Telyt 280-4.0, Modular Telyt system, Vario-Elmar 180-200, Vario-Elmar 105-280, Vario-Elmar 90-280 SL, to name but a few industry-leading lenses?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-17-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By jaapv
Not just Huawei - just about all budget phones......

Not just Huawei - just about all budget phones... Buy a top model or an iPhone to avoid.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,098
Posted By jaapv
Fuji lenses are very good :)

Fuji lenses are very good :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,098
Posted By jaapv
If you use Leica wideangles, the XPro won't make...

If you use Leica wideangles, the XPro won't make you happy...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-11-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,098
Posted By jaapv
This is an easy poll for me. I sold my M240 and...

This is an easy poll for me. I sold my M240 and bought a CL. It was the right decision :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-31-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By jaapv
So have digital Ms from the M240 onwards, and all...

So have digital Ms from the M240 onwards, and all mirrorless Leicas.

Otherwise: www.rentaCanute.com :p

Seriously, it may indicate a slight degree of astigmatism.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-29-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,383
Posted By jaapv
Do you mean Steve Huff? He is in contact I...

Do you mean Steve Huff? He is in contact I understand.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By jaapv
It all depends on your post-processing skills. If...

It all depends on your post-processing skills. If worked expertly, the MM files will produce a more subtle tonal range with better microcontrast. And a higher resolution, which will show up on large...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By jaapv
Actually, a good M240 will cost about 3000 - 3500...

Actually, a good M240 will cost about 3000 - 3500 from a dealer with guaranty, so it will always pay to have the M9 fixed. Normally Leica will support digital cameras for 10 years after production...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By jaapv
I don't see any indication of the OP's location....

I don't see any indication of the OP's location. If he is in Europe, Will van Manen (www.kamera-service.info) is a good choice.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
Hmm..Not that obvious to me. I don't know about...

Hmm..Not that obvious to me. I don't know about the buffer - it is not as if a bit of memory costs more than a few cents extra - there must be another reason, most likely heat management problems...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,884
Posted By jaapv
If you dislike chimping and machinegunning those...

If you dislike chimping and machinegunning those two objections are utterly irrelevant. Mine is completely reliable, has been since 2009, but did need a new sensor. And the images are beautiful.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-30-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
This is not my main Leica forum, but if you read...

This is not my main Leica forum, but if you read LUF, you would know that I quite agree that Leica NJ can be sadly lacking from time to time. Unfortunately, it appears to be difficult for Wetzlar to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-30-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
Well, yes, not that Leica would mind, the R...

Well, yes, not that Leica would mind, the R system having been discontinued in 2007, but you might consider which other camera company would be willing and able to repair a thirty year old lens...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
But, the X-series and probably the CL and TL have...

But, the X-series and probably the CL and TL have Sony sensors....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
Have you looked THROUGH the EVF instead of at it?...

Have you looked THROUGH the EVF instead of at it? Numbers do not make an image. I guess the EVF is by Panasonic and close to the GX8 one, which is pretty darn good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
There will be no Panasonic version, it is purely...

There will be no Panasonic version, it is purely by Leica. However, Panasonic and Leica cooperate strongly on technical matters. The 15 mm lens does look a lot like the 14 mm by Panasonic, but it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
And a rather unusual opinion. The camera has been...

And a rather unusual opinion. The camera has been received better by reviewers, bloggers and Internet fora than the last six releases by Leica.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
ALL Digilux2 sensors failed - the sensors were by...

ALL Digilux2 sensors failed - the sensors were by Sony, the cameras built by Panasonic. Leica replaced them for free for twelve years...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By jaapv
Olympus= Micro 4/3rds ---> more space in the...

Olympus= Micro 4/3rds ---> more space in the body.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-08-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,609
Posted By jaapv
No. With an RF/optical viewfinder type camera you...

No. With an RF/optical viewfinder type camera you see the world in front of you and snip moments, with an EVF camera, for instance, you see the photograph you are going to take and record it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,042
Posted By jaapv
That is a weird itch for sure. I can not imagine...

That is a weird itch for sure. I can not imagine anybody aspiring to a Leica M-D 262 considering this camera for one second.
It is a fun novelty toy for sure, but it is in the same class as the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By jaapv
The M3 has different lugs depending on the year...

The M3 has different lugs depending on the year it was built. I do not know whether they are interchangeable.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By jaapv
Not really. Sourcing these parts for old cameras...

Not really. Sourcing these parts for old cameras can be quite challenging. Actually I seriously doubt whether Leica even has these eyelets in stock.
Your best bet might be to ask in the German...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By jaapv
I don't think the Summarit 2.4 appears in the...

I don't think the Summarit 2.4 appears in the manual lens detection list.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By jaapv
Clean the window of the detector LEDs and check...

Clean the window of the detector LEDs and check if the paint is clean in the indentations of the lens. Repaint if needed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By jaapv
I'm sure you can get them from Don Goldberg (DAG)...

I'm sure you can get them from Don Goldberg (DAG) in the USA.

http://www.dagcamera.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-04-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By jaapv
Actually the worst sticky dust is pollen, the...

Actually the worst sticky dust is pollen, the second debris of human skin and hair. Oil normally occurs in brand new cameras, and not all of them.

I found this out by looking at dirty sensors...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By jaapv
The M240 has a plastic "window" in the baseplate...

The M240 has a plastic "window" in the baseplate for the purpose. You could pick up a used baseplate on eBay or one of the forums' buy and sell and DIY the same.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,042
Posted By jaapv
Nor does it come with a sensor that performs...

Nor does it come with a sensor that performs optimally with rangefinder lenses, especially legacy wideangle ones. A dedicated small-series sensor like on the M and SL would come at more than double...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By jaapv
The difference between film-period and digital...

The difference between film-period and digital adjustments is solely that the tolerance has been narrowed, as film is more forgiving than a sensor.
Lenses that exhibit focus shift are normally...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By jaapv
Just put a hefty Silicagel pack in with the...

Just put a hefty Silicagel pack in with the cameras and lock the cupboard.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,201
Posted By jaapv
A Leica Nokton? That is indeed a very rare lens,...

A Leica Nokton? That is indeed a very rare lens, given that the total number of examples is zero...:p ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,042
Posted By jaapv
I shudder at the cost. No only the R&D to...

I shudder at the cost. No only the R&D to resurrect the camera, the complete tooling up for a product that will only be small series, getting a sensor designer and maker to do a small-run RF suitable...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,042
Posted By jaapv
Basically the Epson was a Bessa camera with the...

Basically the Epson was a Bessa camera with the electronics and sensor of the Nikon D100 shoehorned inside. The only reason it could work was the crop factor of the sensor, thereby avoiding most of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,201
Posted By jaapv
Auctions gone :)

Auctions gone :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By jaapv
That is rather old news, quite a while before the...

That is rather old news, quite a while before the Zenit story.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-21-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Unlikely. The Russian top dogs are already well...

Unlikely. The Russian top dogs are already well stocked up on Leicas.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
You are in the wrong forum for pros using Leica,...

You are in the wrong forum for pros using Leica, they tend to congregate on LUF and DPI.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By jaapv
What say you?[/QUOTE] That this is a question in...

What say you?[/QUOTE]
That this is a question in the "What time of the day do you beat your wife?" class.:p
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Leica has to pay 1800 Euro for the sensor alone,...

Leica has to pay 1800 Euro for the sensor alone, as it is specific for their cameras and small-run production, let alone the rest. What to think of brass milled (in Germany) parts, the M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Build one hundred times as many, divide R&D per...

Build one hundred times as many, divide R&D per camera by 100, beat parts suppliers down in price, etc....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Ummm... Voigtländer dates back to 1756 and was a...

Ummm... Voigtländer dates back to 1756 and was a respected and well-known camera company since 1840...:rolleyes: Bessas have been built until past the end of the last century, culminating in the RD...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Ah - but these Fuji etc. bodies are much cheaper...

Ah - but these Fuji etc. bodies are much cheaper to build...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Well, there is nothing sensational in Leica...

Well, there is nothing sensational in Leica cooperating with other camera makers, just think of Minolta, Kyocera or Panasonic. Nor has Leica ever been shy of using lenses from other makers, be it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Yes, Leica has produced (labelled) quite a few...

Yes, Leica has produced (labelled) quite a few watches in the past, from the M6 Swatch to Walkman watches with a Leica design.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Maybe some form of cooperation, why not? But if...

Maybe some form of cooperation, why not? But if Zenith were to issue a rebranded Leica camera, it is hard to see how it could be cheaper. After all, Zenith would have to pay Leica prices for the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By jaapv
Leicarumors? 100%?

Leicarumors? 100%?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By jaapv
The M9 and M240 do show some IR sensitivity. The...

The M9 and M240 do show some IR sensitivity. The M8 passes about 50% of IR light, the M9 about 20% and the M240 about 30%.
That means that images shot in light with high IR content will certainly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By jaapv
There are two aspects. If you leave the IR...

There are two aspects.
If you leave the IR filters off when shooting for B&W, the shadows will be lifted slightly due to the IR, which some photographers find pleasing.
However, depending on the IR...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By jaapv
Seeing that you were considering the UK, Will van...

Seeing that you were considering the UK, Will van Manen (Kameraservice) in the Netherlands is considered one of the best around. And he provides a decent glass of wine for visiting customers :).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,075
Posted By jaapv
Just send me the key to your house by post and I...

Just send me the key to your house by post and I will pare it down for you whilst you are away. No charge, I won't even take travelling costs. :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Quite the opposite; deep cycling reduces life on...

Quite the opposite; deep cycling reduces life on Li-Ion batteries considerably:




http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By jaapv
I doubt whether that is relevant. The Leica M...

I doubt whether that is relevant. The Leica M series cameras are AFAIK the only ones to use coating in IR filtering. Other cameras use an IR filter that is laminated with inert glass.
The reason is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By jaapv
No Raid, it is designed not to corrode.

No Raid, it is designed not to corrode.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Actually, they never made a lifetime guaranty, if...

Actually, they never made a lifetime guaranty, if you read properly. :(
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-17-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 10,637
Posted By jaapv
When it was new, many considered the lens to be...

When it was new, many considered the lens to be superior to the Summicron 50. I tend to agree. Except for the colour rendering, which is rather pastel-like, to the traditional Japanese taste.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Well, I sent my MM1 and M9 off on June 2nd. The...

Well, I sent my MM1 and M9 off on June 2nd. The MM1 will be arriving tomorrow, the M9 hopefully some time next week.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
If the camera is sent in through the dealer...

If the camera is sent in through the dealer network things might be a bit slower. Your dealer should be able to communicate with Leica for you.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-14-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By jaapv
It is just that the Sony sensors are not good...

It is just that the Sony sensors are not good enough for many Leica and Zeiss wideangles...
You'll find that Leica-commissioned sensors like the M240, M10 and SL deliver far better results.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-09-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,966
Posted By jaapv
Plenty of people using that lens and posting...

Plenty of people using that lens and posting images on LUF.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By jaapv
If you look carefully you'll see that the M240...

If you look carefully you'll see that the M240 reader strip is formed more precisely than the previous models. That means that sloppily milled or hand-coded lenses will not be read. Properly coded...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By jaapv
Of course not. It is coded. Having said that,...

Of course not. It is coded.
Having said that, coding on the M240 does very little. It adds the lens in EXIF and may do some vignetting correction on wideangle lenses, which is just as well done in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By jaapv
That depends. It will read them if coded...

That depends. It will read them if coded properly. However, if the mechanical focal length readout does not match the coding, the lens will not be detected.
The lenses you cannot find in the manual...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By jaapv
That shouldn't happen. Make sure your reader is...

That shouldn't happen. Make sure your reader is clean and that the lenses (that is, if they are coded properly), are clean and bright as well.
Having said that, the M240 is less tolerant of misplaced...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By jaapv
I've been reading this fantasy on the Internet...

I've been reading this fantasy on the Internet since the M8 came out...:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By jaapv
I don't. If I did, I'd have sold it.

I don't. If I did, I'd have sold it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By jaapv
Where does this assertion come from? There is no...

Where does this assertion come from? There is no evidence to support it.


The old style sensors that were installed was in the time that no new style sensor was available yet. Should Leica have left...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By jaapv
I would be extremely surprised if Leica (Wetzlar)...

I would be extremely surprised if Leica (Wetzlar) could not confirm which sensor was built in. Just ask.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By jaapv
Billingham for Leica

Billingham for Leica
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By jaapv
I don't think that there are any airports left in...

I don't think that there are any airports left in the world that still use film-unsafe X-Ray equipment for hand luggage. Film up to ISO 800 can be scanned multiple times without ill effects, and if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By jaapv
Really? I've used it extensively that way and...

Really? I've used it extensively that way and hate the amount of work needed to get a decent colour and good tonal values out of the files. The EVF is ho-hum, focus peaking a disaster. And the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By jaapv
Leica has always done it this way: Cooperate...

Leica has always done it this way: Cooperate -read badge engineer - with a far-East company: Minolta for R cameras and zoom lens technology, Kyocera for film compacts, Panasonic for digital compacts...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By jaapv
No, it hasn't.

No, it hasn't.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By jaapv
They teamed up with Huawei some time ago. Have a...

They teamed up with Huawei some time ago. Have a look at the P10 for a phone with Leica cameras.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-24-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
Haha, funny story:) :lol: Actually the rule is...

Haha, funny story:) :lol: Actually the rule is that duty(4.2%) has to be paid when importing goods over 150 €, VAT (21%) on goods over 22€.
However the value is not calculated from the shop price,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
Not surprising. Leica is in Wetzlar...

Not surprising. Leica is in Wetzlar...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
Leica will replace the complete...

Leica will replace the complete sensor/motherboard unit.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
In another day and age as well...

In another day and age as well...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,022
Posted By jaapv
I have an official Leica Customer Service...

I have an official Leica Customer Service brochure in front of me right now, and amongst their services is listed: "Collecting your Leica product" However, it is a German brochure... :(

Maybe you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,264
Posted By jaapv
Camera WB is an irrelevancy - it is set in raw...

Camera WB is an irrelevancy - it is set in raw conversion.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
I would expect anything past 2022. Mine will only...

I would expect anything past 2022. Mine will only be retired if it breaks down irrepairibly.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Hmm.. Outdated? It is still in the Leica...

Hmm.. Outdated? It is still in the Leica catalogue for those who want its advantages over the M10 and find the features of the M10 less interesting. In basic functionality and image quality, there...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
And what is wrong with an M9 with a new type...

And what is wrong with an M9 with a new type sensor?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
If you are interested in this kind of thing: this...

If you are interested in this kind of thing: this is an old post from LUF:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-25-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
The moisture sensitivity of the IR filter glass...

The moisture sensitivity of the IR filter glass used was known. For that reason it is normally sandwiched with another glass layer. Unfortunately it is the most effective optical glass for making...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Yes -replacement times are getting out of hand....

Yes -replacement times are getting out of hand. Leica appears to be overwhelmed by the flood they created.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
That is absolute nonsense, he was telling you...

That is absolute nonsense, he was telling you fairytales; my first series M9 (September 2009) is having its sensor replaced right now. It had a new sensor in 2010 for a motherboard failure.
If they...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By jaapv
With a second hand market flooded with Leica 135...

With a second hand market flooded with Leica 135 mm lenses, - any Leica 135 from the Hektor 4.5 onwards is capable of excellent imagery- I doubt whether there will be much demand for this one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Sendding Li-Ion batteries through the mail is...

Sendding Li-Ion batteries through the mail is severely restricted. These are the U.S. regulations for domestic mail. Internationally it is virtually impossible.
Leica specifically asks not to send...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
I would say that if Leica has the camera...

I would say that if Leica has the camera collected the responsibility for its safety goes to Leica. I'm sure they would be liable for loss or damage in transit, unless they can pin it on UPS. It is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Brioche, my friend, Brioche. I think the number...

Brioche, my friend, Brioche.
I think the number of forum members with just one camera is extremely small.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
If the sensor has been replaced, Leica will have...

If the sensor has been replaced, Leica will have the serial number on record. If you can shift the spot it is dust, if you can't, it might be corrosion. If you are not sure, send it in.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-11-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Just got word from Leica, both my MM1 and M9 will...

Just got word from Leica, both my MM1 and M9 will have a new sensor. The timeframe is of little interest to me, I still have the M240, DMR and my Panasonic gear, not to mention several other options...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By jaapv
All documentation and the manual can be...

All documentation and the manual can be downloaded from Leica's website as well.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
My M8 is still going strong... and my Digilux2,...

My M8 is still going strong... and my Digilux2, and my DMR (the only thing that broke was the R9...)etc., etc. Reliability is not the issue.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
Everlasting? Digital cameras?...

Everlasting? Digital cameras? :confused::rolleyes::(
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
The flaw in the argument is regarding a camera as...

The flaw in the argument is regarding a camera as an investment. If it is a hobby tool it is written off at purchase and the returns are pleasure; if you are a pro it is written off against taxes.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,620
Posted By jaapv
It does indeed not make too much sense, however,...

It does indeed not make too much sense, however, some "50mm" lenses may in reality be 45 mm, others 55. If you use two extremes side by side you might notice a small difference. OTOH the change in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
TBH, I found it quite fast as well. The most...

TBH, I found it quite fast as well. The most recent report dates from May 22nd, sent in on May 2nd; maybe Leica has anticipated on the expected rush.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Last reports from German users: Turnaround in...

Last reports from German users: Turnaround in Wetzlar: three weeks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Both my M9 and Monochrom1 are on their way to...

Both my M9 and Monochrom1 are on their way to Wetzlar right now. I did not even bother to check the sensor myself.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
White dots with halos are most likely corrosion....

White dots with halos are most likely corrosion. The way to find out is to send the camera to leica for a sensor clean and inspection.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
This is because a sensor is a monochrome device,...

This is because a sensor is a monochrome device, which cannot read colour information; the colour is only added by the "trick" of putting a multicoloured filter in front of the sensor and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Errr...What demosaicing algorithms? Monochrome...

Errr...What demosaicing algorithms? Monochrome sensors don't have Bayer filters....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
B&W film is just as troublesome...

B&W film is just as troublesome...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By jaapv
In your case I would send the lens in to an...

In your case I would send the lens in to an independent repairperson. In Europe (including the UK for the time being) I would sens it to Wil van manen kameraservice, in the USA to DAG.
Although it is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
A recall. Say 50.000 (Probably considerably more)...

A recall. Say 50.000 (Probably considerably more) cameras @ a 1300 Euro net sensor each. Not counting labour. That kind of loss would finish the company. Never mind the complete lack of manpower to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Yes they will, just send it in for a sensor clean...

Yes they will, just send it in for a sensor clean and check.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Germany being a country with lawyer on each...

Germany being a country with lawyer on each street corner, the German section of the Leica User Forum is already arguing the merits of legal action. However, the thing that convinced Leica to do the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Use a blue sky @ f16 as a test shot. Dust will...

Use a blue sky @ f16 as a test shot. Dust will look like - dust. Corrosion spots will have halos around them or look like a row of bubbles. Leica will check your camera for free and clean it at the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
Yes -2014, and there was no end date or...

Yes -2014, and there was no end date or reservation specified.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,088
Posted By jaapv
It is probably not wasting dollars - it is a...

It is probably not wasting dollars - it is a pretty good camera and the best digital rangefinder ever made.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
That is indeed the crux of the matter.

That is indeed the crux of the matter.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5,426
Posted By jaapv
Leica cannot replace the sensor without replacing...

Leica cannot replace the sensor without replacing the leatherette.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
That is because you read the Internet ;)

That is because you read the Internet ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
It is not dropped for second hand owners. That...

It is not dropped for second hand owners. That would be illegal for a german company and is not stated in Leica's announcement.
It is dropped for cameras with an original purchase date five years ago...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,815
Posted By jaapv
There is no evidence of the corrosion problem...

There is no evidence of the corrosion problem being universal. In fact, the number of reports in the forums has dropped to nearly zero. So let's not start a myth. My M9 from 12 September 2009 does...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,088
Posted By jaapv
You are missing: Improved rangefinder/viewfinder...

You are missing:
Improved rangefinder/viewfinder with increased eye-relief
Better EVF
More silent shutter
Smaller battery
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By jaapv
The Elmarit 24 is one of the best Leica lenses...

The Elmarit 24 is one of the best Leica lenses ever built. I doubt whether the Summilux can be called superior, I would say it is a completely different lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By jaapv
As always: Caveat Emptor. If you don't know what...

As always: Caveat Emptor. If you don't know what you are buying you have no business buying it over the Internet.
As for the Elmar-Elmar-M confusion. It is indeed true that many buyers don't know the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 84,228
Posted By jaapv
Well said, Sir.

Well said, Sir.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 04-28-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 8,333
Posted By jaapv
I NEVER follow this procedure on any of my...

I NEVER follow this procedure on any of my digital Ms. (Although I do recommend some of it when people post with problems on the Internet). It is not a Leica recommendation. It is a summary of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By jaapv
Don probably meant that the floating element...

Don probably meant that the floating element shift was out of tolerance.
It has to be machined to 1/1000th of a mm and on early lenses that requirement was not always met. If you had sent the lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By jaapv
Given your last sentence: yes, it is worth...

Given your last sentence: yes, it is worth upgrading. Note though, that it can be a fiddly lens for focus and may need a trip to Wetzlar. (later examples less so)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-02-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By jaapv
Another vote for Red...

Another vote for Red Dot

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/

He has four reasonably priced M2s - and five M4s.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-25-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By jaapv
Yes - photographers tend to try it out and...

Yes - photographers tend to try it out and discover that it is not too bad at all and comes in handily on occasion.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-25-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3,090
Posted By jaapv
The KE-7A is completely different from this one....

The KE-7A is completely different from this one. This camera is an early M3, built between 1956 and 1957. (Triangular strap lugs, long rewind lever, frameline lever)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-21-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By jaapv
For those that are used to expiring...

For those that are used to expiring subscriptions: Like many European publications, LFI has an automatic subscription renewal. That means that -if so desired- one must cancel the subscrpition,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-17-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By jaapv
Or replace it by something nice by...

Or replace it by something nice by Cameraleather:cool:
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-15-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By jaapv
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-news/leica-len...

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-news/leica-lens-codes/
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
A 16 MP cropped sensor consumer grade camera? You...

A 16 MP cropped sensor consumer grade camera? You must be joking... The only Leica camera that I can come up with that is remorely similar is the T.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
Well, it is what Zeiss said at any rate.

Well, it is what Zeiss said at any rate.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
Dear Roger, I quite agree. I would like to see a...

Dear Roger, I quite agree. I would like to see a Konost niche-within-a-niche camera. The chance of it becoming reality is about the same as me winning the lottery unfortunately.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
Yes and no again. As it is in the Mitsubishi...

Yes and no again. As it is in the Mitsubishi Keiretsu, with ties going back a hundred years there are connections that cannot be easily unraveled. For instance the Tokyo-Mitsubishi bank, a minor...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
Hmmm..Nikon might well survive just about...

Hmmm..Nikon might well survive just about anything, given that it is owned by the vast industrial conglomerate Mitsubishi...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
I've seen these posts since 2006...:rolleyes:...

I've seen these posts since 2006...:rolleyes: Usually relating to Zeiss Ikon. They only died down after Zeiss admitted that, even with their expertise at rangefinder camera building and Sony's mighty...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By jaapv
Shared patent with Kodak for shifted microlenses...

Shared patent with Kodak for shifted microlenses on M8/M9, special shape microlenses patents for M240 and SL. Corrosion-free coating for the M9 sensor in cooperation with Schott. (admitted, the last...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-08-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By jaapv
It is light from a source on the edge of the...

It is light from a source on the edge of the frame falling on the reference pixels outside the image,which are supposd to be sealed.
This was mainly on the M8, but there are a few examples from the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By jaapv
In that case something like a D-Lux appears to be...

In that case something like a D-Lux appears to be more suitable.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By jaapv
Two totally different cameras. One is a...

Two totally different cameras. One is a fixed-lens EVF compact, the other a rangefinder system camera. There is no way to compare them. There will be little difference in the output quality.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-06-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By jaapv
Really? Teledynedalsa thinks...

Really? Teledynedalsa thinks otherwise...

Truesense - ON semiconductor developed the improved corrosion proof CCD for replacement in the M9.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-26-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,398
Posted By jaapv
There is no time limit on the sensor replacement...

There is no time limit on the sensor replacement guaranty. It will end when sensor production has stopped and Leica's stockpile runs out, I suppose, which may well be quite a few years from now. Even...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,398
Posted By jaapv
Why not? Often their (English) language skills...

Why not? Often their (English) language skills are superior to those of monolingual native speakers.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,398
Posted By jaapv
Unfortunately the size difference is not matched...

Unfortunately the size difference is not matched by the weight difference.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,398
Posted By jaapv
Which begs the question: why did you not send it...

Which begs the question: why did you not send it to Leica? Both a dead pixel line and sensor corrosion are guaranty repairs without time limit.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,398
Posted By jaapv
Not only that, Leica replaces by a new type of...

Not only that, Leica replaces by a new type of sensor that is corrosion-resistant too.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-04-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,489
Posted By jaapv
Telephone --> Leica dealers --> Call. Speaking...

Telephone --> Leica dealers --> Call.

Speaking of which, it really pays to be a known customer at one or two local dealers. I received a couple of calls from the two suppliers I buy with if I were...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,790
Posted By jaapv
Dr. Kaufmann has proven himself to be able to...

Dr. Kaufmann has proven himself to be able to steer Leica. The downside is that CEOs tend not to last too long. At least it is better than a presidental rampage.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-31-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,128
Posted By jaapv
On digital M cameras, and I suppose the M10...

On digital M cameras, and I suppose the M10 probably won't be any different, the DR Summicron cannot be used without modifying (grinding off) the baffle at the back of the lens as it will run up...
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