PLAMBERT

PLAMBERT

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  • I have lost black soft releases rather too frequently but now I buy tiny convex ones cheaply on e Bay and tighten them up whenever I put the camera away, Possibly buying ten of these would cost ...
  • If you are happy with Leica products why use other brands? If you can't afford new Leica equipment there's a lot of used stuff around. My lenses are more than 25 years old but the images can be ...
  • Well said. Before you buy a VX, ask yourself if it's worth the money for a DX format camera without a viewfinder included. Maybe a Sony product does DX just as well. I don't know how durable they ...
  • The Accountants Rule''''
  • No it's marketing. If you buy the Panasonic version you get better value; that's what sensible people do. I bought a good used M9 and its pictures are often very good now I've learned how to get ...
  • I attended a marriage ceremony where the professional had two Canons round his neck and was taking pictures with a Leica M9 as it was inaudible. He used the Canons later at the party until after ...
  • The magnification required to make a 20x16 enlargement from a 10x8 negative is times two; this would yield only a tiny print from a modern point and shoot. The definition of plate camera lenses did...

  • "Wet collodion doesn't grab me. I find the results quite depressing in mood and feel. BUT, I totally respect the people who do it because it takes time and skill."
    I entirely agree. Using a bellows...

  • But is it a given? Is diffraction at f5.6 the same at all focal lengths of the zoom?
    Philip

  • Commented on Nikon D3300 Review preview

    "For most people once a camera wont fit in a pocket the size basically becomes irrelevant."
    I used Nikon equipment for 30+ years and was intending to buy a used D3 until I tried one in Calumet. I...

  • Commented on Nikon D3300 Review preview

    Value for money? When I saw the prices for Leica T with its Japanese lenses I thought it was a rip-off. A used Leica M9 makes much more sense. Not that I have handled the T. The price of M240s...

  • Don't understand the remark "you can not do UWA lenses" if this means ultrawide lenses. I use a 12mm Voigtlander on my M9 sometimes, easy. How wide can you get on a Canon ? An slr is much better ...
  • The quality of many Leica lenses is first-class, particularly with the later aspheric designs. Leica optical quality is not a myth but the cost of best Leica glass is a nightmare!  Second-hand ...
  • Why spend heavy money on a digital camera that can't produce colour images. Black and white is so last century.
    If you need monochrome it can be found in PhotoShop.
    I don't need it................

  • A friend told me his M9 gave much sharper results than my film M4 so I bought a used M9 and found the pictures I took were very sharp if I held the camera steady and remembered to focus. Mostly I ...
  • The GM1 would be a better camera if the screen were articulated or hinged. If that made it 2mm thicker it would not matter. Such a camera needs a small holdall if you want to carry various lenses;...

  • Most of my photography these days is with an M9 outfit. The lenses are all from the film era and very good.
    I would buy the new T except that it doesn't have a rangefinder/viewfinder, just...

  • I'm using a second-hand M9 (full size sensor) and a number of lenses, not all of them Leica but all twenty years old. The results at best are remarkably sharp. Manual focussing is easy and most of...

  • It's a consumer-durable like a freezer, built to do a particular job well. It's an interesting camera not a Picasso. Unless you liken it to a Ferrari...
    You would do well to keep it covered up when...

  • Is that T for Tasty?
    You need to be very wealthy to be able to buy a comprehensive Leica T outfit.
    Leica M lenses will suffer a reduction in angle of view due to the crop factor.
    The APS format is...

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