Clint Dunn

Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Dec 2, 2008

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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

ttran88 - Yeah the A7II is awesome, I almost bought except for the fact that wide angle rangefinder lenses don't work as well as they do on a Leica. If you are starting from scratch the Sony would be a great system, even if the lenses are a little big....

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
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ttran88: Nice lens, but the big question is how will it perform on the A7 series..

Why would you buy a $6000 lens and put it on a Sony?? Presumably if you can afford $6000 for a standard wide angle lens than you can afford another $6k for an M240:)

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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photominion: I'm still looking for someone to lend me an old 50mm Summilux or Summicron (or Nokton, for that matter) lens to make my comparison with Nikon's and Canon's and company.

Photominion - As a former Canon shooter I can tell you that Leica (and rangefinder lenses in general) are lightyears better than many of the Canon equivalents. The Canon 50mm 1.4 might be 'cheap' at $400 but it is pretty soft wide open. Alternatively a modern Summilux is much sharper wide open, with nicer bokeh. Is it worth the money?? Depends on the shooter.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
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bigdaddave: Use (waste) your money if you choose, it's your choice, but don't expect results to be any different from a good quality Nikon, Canon or even Sony lens.

I hate Leica, that's my choice, don't expect me to think they're great just because they're expensive.

BIgDave just because someone shoots Leica doesn't mean they're rich. Anyways...it's a free world my friend, people spend money on what they want. I'm sure your discretionary spending would be just as stupid in the eyes of others as our Leica spending is to you.

Maybe you would be happier in 1970's communist Russia and we could all shoot Zenits. Your post kinda reeks of jealousy....

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: HTC One M9 post (3 comments in total)

I'm a huge HTC fan, IMO they're phones are awesome and the build quality is top notch. That said, why is HTC the only phone manufacturer on Earth who can't seem to get a decent camera into their phones??? My latest phone is an Apple for this very reason...if HTC could sort out a decent camera I would buy the M9 in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Stellar shot

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 22:27 UTC as 1st comment
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Stanchung: Tokina, please do something about the italic gold font on all your new lenses.

It looks so kitschy and doesn't match the rest of the cosmetic look of your new lenses.

Take a hint from Sigma Art and Sony Zeiss.

Edgar...I totally get it...I overpaid for a Leica M240 because of the asthetics, build quality and craftsmanship:)

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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Stanchung: Tokina, please do something about the italic gold font on all your new lenses.

It looks so kitschy and doesn't match the rest of the cosmetic look of your new lenses.

Take a hint from Sigma Art and Sony Zeiss.

I tend to agree with you...the gold font is a little....90's. My old 12-24mm ATX-Pro from 2006 was literally an identical design to this...and even then it was a bit 'dated'. That said, the build quality of the ATX-Pro series is stellar.

Besides, if you're worried about the asthetics of your equipment then what are you doing using an ugly DSLR to begin with:)

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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WindKeeper: I'll admit, I expected this lens to be in the $700-900 range. The first assumption of $1250 really puts me off. I know I've been vocal about waiting (no lie) since February of 2014 to give this a shot. Sounds like I'm either getting the Nikon used or maybe going for the Sigma. I've used the Tamron quite a bit and simply can't stand the aberrations.

I'm sure the street price will be in the $1000 range within the 1st year of release.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I haven't worried about noise in over 6 years....
High ISO, surely the most overrated of camera specs.

Don't be daft D Gold...you know exactly where I was going with that:)

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The Davinator: I see all the jealous haters are out in full....

Miwok - Seems that you were the one who initiated the personal attacks, not Davinator...

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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ShutterNot: 7.5K and no red dot on the front ?
What's that ? An extra ?
I'll buy a FUJI PRO-2 and get better pictures. My grandson can make me a red dot :)

ShutterNot - So....you think a non-existent X-Pro2 will take better pictures then a just announced Leica M-260 that you don't want/can't afford....Got ya.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2015/02/the-great-debate-ccd-vs-cmos-part-1/

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UnitedNations: As long as they leave out the red dot in the front, it is always an improvement.

SFXR - Why don't you enlighten us to what a 'good' deal is on a camera...what do you use? At the end of the day for most of us photography is a hobby, you buy what you like and can afford.

Is a Ferrari owner screwed because he could have gotten the same performance from a Corvette?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
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icexe: This probably needs to be restated. If you have the money and like owning finely crafted things, then this is the camera for you. If you are not in this demographic, then owning one of these won't make any sense to you.

I could give two $hits about video...,never even tried it on my M240. High ISO on the M240 is great from my perspective, and there is also no IR sensitivity issues...you're referring to a camera from 9 yrs ago (M8). I don't regret a s-i-n-g-l-e penny I spent on the M240. I don't believe much in DXO ratings but if you're the type that does the M240 sensor is still higher rated then every single camera from Canon.

Wihen it comes to the M240 I'm going to guess that you've never so much as picked one up let alone used one. Keep giving me your valuable opinion though...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
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DjHonda: I really feel for people that will have to come up with all the justifications of getting b&w camera body and 1 lens (as the set pictured in the article) for 15k$

I guess trickiest part is to convince yourself that it really makes such a huge difference.

If you have the money you don't need justifications.....much like people who can afford Panerai's, Ferrari's or just about any other luxury brand.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
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Zephir 750: No thanks! No more Leica for me. The loss I suffered due to the M9 sensor failure and Leica's inadeguate approach to the issue (replacement with a similar sensor prone to telapse) was enough for me.

Leica is offering free sensor replacements even when you're not the original owner....sounds like pretty good service to me. Don't want your sensor replaced, they are offering HUGE discounts on M240's if you exchange.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
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UnitedNations: As long as they leave out the red dot in the front, it is always an improvement.

Personally I prefer the red dot to an over-sized black screw.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
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icexe: This probably needs to be restated. If you have the money and like owning finely crafted things, then this is the camera for you. If you are not in this demographic, then owning one of these won't make any sense to you.

My old M8, and now my M240...are the highest quality cameras (from a finishing/machining perspective) that I have ever owned. I've had lots of cameras including Canon 1 series, medium format, and nothing comes close.

The fit and finish of Leica M cameras is what sets them apart, either people appreciate that or they don't.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
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Poweruser: $7,450 buys you an M6 and a trunk full of b/w film. Just saying... ;)

Film, that's awesome. Now can you recommend a good quality scanner??? By the way, how much time/money will I be spending buying film, developing, scanning??? Oh wait a second, I've already been through that exercise, never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
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