Eric Boe

Eric Boe

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Joined on Oct 21, 2001

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  • Perish the thought, but if I had to have just one 50mm M lens, it would be the 50/2 APO.  The lens is by far the sharpest, least distortion, and at f/2, you get enough bokeh to work with it in ...
  • I find the quality filters from Leica, B&W, and Heliopan all result in no image quality loss, at least to my eyes.  New, an E39 runs around $100, used, as low as $5 if you look long enough. Eric
  • Replied in Leica E39 UVa
    Another option is to fit one of the Leica UV filters to the lens and treat it as a clear cap.  That's what I do - it's much faster to ready for picture taking.
  • Replied in A useful website
    http://collectiblend.com/Lenses/Leitz/90mm-f2-Apo-Summicron-M-(BM,-black,-asph).html This website gathers information from online sales sites and sorts it by item and condition.  I find it useful, ...
  • I concur with your comment on the Leica-branded ever-ready case.  I ordered a new one and paid full price from Adorama.  It came, too small to fit the hood, and then I noted on the web page that ...
  • That's my only issue with an X1 now 6 years old.  I also have an X-vario, no issues. Eric
  • A well-maintained M6 and 1970's or later 50/Summicron will provide you with superb picture taking capability for the rest of your life.  You may need a clean/lube every 20-30 years, but many don't ...
  • When the M8 first came out, I went through a few different cards until I found the Delkin eFilm Pro class 6 cards, which worked >95% of the time.  I would try another brand, stick with Plain SD, ...
  • Welcome to the forum. People shoot Leicas for many different reasons.  Two common themes often expressed are the quality of the lenses and the discrete, compact size.  I would offer a third - the ...
  • If your portfolio contains similar images, you should submit into the annual Leica Oskar Barnack competition.  I wouldn't change a thing on the last image. Eric
  • Seriously, I have taken a couple of trips to the Orlando, Florida area with just one lens, a 28 or a 35.  I find the 28 is better for taking in the whole scene, but people pictures are a little ...
  • The rig on this end is an original ICOM 706, the antenna a hamstick 20m with a tuned-length counterpoise wire. By the way, the callsign is a legacy received through the vanity callsign system.  It ...
  • May I pose a couple of questions?  What core values are driving your desire to own and use a Leica?  Have you tried rangefinder photography before?  What kinds of subjects do you wish to shoot? If ...
  • I will pay you a thank you for pointing out the video, sales-ish as it may be.  I really didn't learn anything new, but it's entertaining while we wait for the Q queue to empty. Eric
  • I've owned the 35/asph for close to a decade and have never had the rectangular clip-on hood fall off.  I did have the rubber slip-on front cap come off once, retraced my steps, and found it. Eric
  • Created discussion thread Share your Independence Day kit
    For those readers calling the United States home, tomorrow is a special holiday, and a great day for some very colorful photos.  Parades, parties,and fireworks for all! Today is a good planning, ...
  • For those hunting for the camera and price is no object, BigBoxStore and Woodland Hills Camera have listed on Amazon, 3 cameras total for $5500 each, and two have showed up on Craigslist Los ...
  • In live view, are you using focus peaking?  Do you have the magnified view activated?  What color focus peaking?  Sometimes a color is easier to see than white. The EVF-2, or Olympus VF-2, work, ...
  • O.K., you've already discovered the positive side of film Leica ownership.  Buying a clean, used model can be a zero-depreciation prospect. For digital M bodies, they tend to lose 10-12% per year ...
  • F/8 and be there for the outdoors shots. i defer to your analysis on speculat highlight shapes to estimate the aperture setting.  That's good, sound physics! Eric
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