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Curiosity for a Leica T got the Best of Me...
Old 10-27-2018   #1
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Curiosity for a Leica T got the Best of Me...

well I did it... for $550.00
I gave it a go, bought Miss T in chrome

Some may think me Crazy...some a Fool
Love the Touch , like using an ipad...only 2 dials, it's really quite simple to use

Such a Beauty ... Solid in the hand, big LCD screen
The simple detail & workmanship makes the T truly a work of Art.
no one in the street takes me seriously in shooting, most don't even know I am shooting them with the touch screen

One serious gripe: No built in VF but the more I use the more i get into the
dance of 'seeing' Life thru a screen

The next downfall is the crop factor:
my 50's are now 75's but thats cool for street...I'm digging the perspective. Where I frown is taking Interior shots really need the proper perspective to be a 21 0r 28mm so I'm not sure what lens I need
Would that be a 12mm for the crop factor ??

The files are a tad thin but easy to process and lovely be it color or BW...

I'm keeping her ~

the 2 photos below are with the VM nokton 50 1.5, the only lens I have tried
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Old 10-27-2018   #2
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Crop factor is 1.5x so an 18mm would be a 27mm FOV, 14mm for 21mm FOV.

Can you turn the rear LCD off on that camera? With its small size that might be a fun camera to use with a Snapshot Skopar and optical VF.

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oh hey Shawn, Hi !

not looked thru the manual yet
re: turning screen off
but it's the only way I can see if I am in focus ,lol

been thinking about getting that little 21 color skopar
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oh hey Shawn, Hi !

not looked thru the manual yet
re: turning screen off
but it's the only way I can see if I am in focus ,lol

been thinking about getting that little 21 color skopar
That was why I suggest the Snapshot Skopar, it has built in click stops for easy zone focusing. Would be about a 37mm FOV on the T.

21mm Skopar would likely be nice on it too. Either can be had for little money and they are tiny.

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Kristian Dowling aka 'leicashot' who used to hang here on Rff
has a Fun Read on Miss Leica T

http://kristiandowling.com/blog/2014...-camera-review
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nice very nice, enjoy it Helen, it looks quite a fun camera to use
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Is that the M Nokton or the LTM? It seems very soft or kinda hazy no?
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I often mount the 15/4.5 on mine. (Soon I’ll add a couple of T/15 images here.)

I also have the EVF (as I do on the RX1 and as I did with the Ricoh GXR years ago). Tilt-up EVFs can impart a sort of TLR effect to street shooting—you’re looking down, not at people—though the camera is; it’s not as intrusive. I also simply prefer to block our stray light when I’m focusing/composing. And it’s more critical for focusing a fast lens wide open.

The giant touchscreen is undeniably cool—swiping through your shots like an iPhone 7 or 8. With a manual lens, the two thumbwheels are simply about speed and ISO.

Hope you keep enjoying the ‘Vive la difference’ with the T, Helen.
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Old 10-27-2018   #10
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Enjoy it Helen, looks like a really nice camera.
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Here’s a shot with the 15/4.5 on the Mendocino headlands:



And from Long Island City about 9:30pm summer, a tottering man, with the CV 35/1.4 wide open:

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Good luck with it, Helen! The Leica T is a lovely camera, I nearly went for one when they came out, but I am glad I waited until the CL was released as it is more what I wanted.

I did this focal length equivalence chart for the CL, but it's the same for the T:



I've found that a 28mm lens is one of my favorites on the CL for general shooting. For wide, I fit the WATE and get that nice range from a 24 to 32mm eqFOV.

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I often mount the 15/4.5 on mine. (Soon I’ll add a couple of T/15 images here.)

I also have the EVF (as I do on the RX1 and as I did with the Ricoh GXR years ago). Tilt-up EVFs can impart a sort of TLR effect to street shooting—you’re looking down, not at people—though the camera is; it’s not as intrusive. I also simply prefer to block our stray light when I’m focusing/composing. And it’s more critical for focusing a fast lens wide open.

The giant touchscreen is undeniably cool—swiping through your shots like an iPhone 7 or 8. With a manual lens, the two thumbwheels are simply about speed and ISO.

Hope you keep enjoying the ‘Vive la difference’ with the T, Helen.
Was that the same as one of the Olympus EVF's the 2 I think I know you could use one with one of the M models and it was less money than the Leica branded one. Or is my memory wrong on that one.
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Was that the same as one of the Olympus EVF's the 2 I think I know you could use one with one of the M models and it was less money than the Leica branded one. Or is my memory wrong on that one.
The M240 (and X2 maybe others) EVF is the same as the Olympus VF-2 and they are interchangable. They have a little port under the hot shoe for the EVF connections.

With the M10 and T (and others) the EVF connectors changed to be integrated into the hot shoe themselves. That is the Leica Visoflex evf and I think that is Leica specific.

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Very organic BW!
I think, it is most beautiful camera of this kind.

And it is good to know it works with manual lenses for the street. Then I see how long it takes to focus even at static objects with some more common cameras...

I think, any lens should work if mount adaptor is available. As long as it has compatible image circle. Old half-frame and APS-C new manual focus lenses and larger will works, MFT not.
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Was that the same as one of the Olympus EVF's the 2 I think I know you could use one with one of the M models and it was less money than the Leica branded one. Or is my memory wrong on that one.
The Leica M typ 240 and 246 use the earlier Visoflex, also used with the Leica X2, which was essentially the same EVF as the Olympus EVF 2.

The T/TL/TL2 and new M10/M10-P/M10-D use the Visoflex 020, which has a different connector design entirely as well as improved LCD panel (pretty much the same one as is inside the Olympus EVF 4, which is not compatible with Leica cameras for hardware reasons going beyond the connector interface).
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Kostya brings up a good idea—adapting older Pen F lenses to the T. But do Pen/M or Pen/T adapters exist?

I enjoyed Pen 25/2.8 and 40/1.4 lenses on Fuji X gear. They’re delightfully small though not significantly different in size from the more modern Skopars (15 21 25 35)— and the Skopars use readily available adapters.
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You can always add the “Visoflex” EVF!

I handled a T once with the kit zoom, wonderful little block of metal. The touch screen is very cool indeed and seemed intuitive like a Iphone.

It sounds like a ton of fun!
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Congrats Helen... Enjoy. No more fuji?
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nice very nice, enjoy it Helen, it looks quite a fun camera to use
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Is that the M Nokton or the LTM? It seems very soft or kinda hazy no?
It's the M version...and no haze in lens...perhaps soft ...perhaps aging Eyes not naling 'IT' 100% but they look sharp enough to me... Thanks


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Enjoy it Helen, looks like a really nice camera.
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Hello John, Thanks and Yes still have my Fuji...Fuji is 'special' with it's own look
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Thank You Robert for the Photos...looking Good !

A question... Does One need that rather pricey 020 visoflex ?
I have read mixed reviews on it, one of You either Love or Hate camps


Thanks ‘Kofe’ for your thoughts ...
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Godfrey, You are a Godsend with your chart...puts things in proper perspective
Thanks much !
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The headless travelers..Cropped due to crop factor ...lol
I do very much like the B&W Rendering from the sensor







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You can always add the “Visoflex” EVF!

I handled a T once with the kit zoom, wonderful little block of metal. The touch screen is very cool indeed and seemed intuitive like a Iphone.

It sounds like a ton of fun!

Thank You B-9
Beautiful chunk of metal indeed !

This is my quandry...to EVF or not to EVF...
Would rather put the $ into a lens but if it makes lowlight easier, hmmm
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Those are looking very good Helen. Congrats on your find!
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Thank You 'DWF'
even with it's shortcomings, keeps me curious and on my toes
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^^love the portrait in post #28, Helen!
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It's the M version...and no haze in lens...perhaps soft ...perhaps aging Eyes not naling 'IT' 100% but they look sharp enough to me... Thanks



Sweet, Thank YOU Bob !




Hello John, Thanks and Yes still have my Fuji...Fuji is 'special' with it's own look
Hi Helen, your right about the Fuji they do have a special look since I got a XPRO-1 I don't have that urge to get a Leica.
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