Runnicle

Runnicle

Joined on Sep 22, 2012

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  • Leica omitted an OVF/EVF from X1, X2 and XV, thus forcing users to purchase an initial accessory if they wanted such functionality.  As to the automatic lens cap (ALC), I simply got tired of the ...
  • The ALC-X2 screws on and off quite easily.  The hardest part of installation in my case was to screw off the original ring flange for mounting the OEM lens cap, but that was because the ring ...
  • Replied in Currency
    Sigma has recently produced fine optical gear at quite low price points.  Like their pre-ART 19mm and 30mm lenses a couple years ago for Sony E-mount. These were entry-level gear based on ...
  • Replied in Currency
    Could be just Sigma's way of moving unsold holiday inventory. Chances are, I believe, that these reduced prices will not be permanent, for one reason that there would be no price differential ...
  • Jim, and thank you for pointing out elsewhere that the GXR-M was now being discussed on the Rangefinder web site.  I still use mine from time-to-time, but less so now that I've discovered Merrills ...
  • I just noticed that this same special sale pricing on all 4 Quattro models is also now appearing at Adorama.  If memory serves, previous Sigma sales featuring big discounts tended to be rather ...
  • Created discussion thread Quattro on Sale in USA
    Apparently just started today.  All four models discounted at B&H.  Probably other vendors to follow suite soon?  Timing of sale probably won't make existing customers happy who purchased a ...
  • Apparently there is "method to the madness" of Quattro's shape/size as concerns shooting hand-held. Using the DP2Q, Dave Etchells of imaging Resource did a hands-on video review last year ...
  • I just used X3F_extract today for first time to convert Quattro dp2 files to DNG for importing into LR.  Typing commands reminded me of 1979 when I started computing with CPM-OS and early MS-DOS.  ...
  • Jim, I get so much good advice here on DPR that I'm glad to return the favor even if only in a small way such as with the "Open Sesame" lens cap.  One drawback of our new cap, though, is that it ...
  • Jim, the presence of a retractable lens in a small camera implies to me that the mfg intended this feature to enhance portability, such as slipping into a pocket.  Else, why wouldn't they just use ...
  • Jim, thanks for the link to the extender tube/lens hood.  But, getting another device such as the Kiwi means competition with the JJC auto-open lens cap for access to the mounting threads.  When ...
  • Jim, using the silicon jar opener to remove the outer "trim ring" from the front of the X2 lens barrel worked fine. After removing it I was able to screw in the JJC ALC-X2 quite easily. Once it ...
  • Jim, this ALC-X2 self-retaining lens cap came without ANY installation instructions.  But, in reading more about it on the Amazon store, it said that it "screws on."  Apparently, the outer portion ...
  • Jim, the lens cap that I ordered from China finally arrived in today's mail.  It was model ALC-X2 from JJC.  The news is only bad, the lens cap won't even fit onto the lens for me to try to see if ...
  • Jim, I find that I'm able with the ClearViewer in shooting position to "pull" the camera quite firmly back towards my shooting eye so that the magnifier (on its rigid arm) presses solidly back in ...
  • Jim, I enjoyed reading about how you've accessorized your X2, as it is almost the complete opposite of my own.  I use neck strap, EVF, and a stay-in-place lens cap (three leaves swing the cap open ...
  • As I learned on this forum, the x2 was replaced by the x-e Typ102 (just a different color scheme and a lower price). In past few days I've seen brand new x-e on sale for about $1300. A used x2 ...
  • In my previous experience focusing (or trying to) MF lenses on either GXR-M or Nex-7 I found just as you reported that many lenses needed to be focused just short of infinity. What I learned trying ...
  • Once I've fine-tuned the exposure parameters using Live View, and hopefully "nailed" the focus using magnified Live View, then I simply keep the same A/S/Iso parameters and the focus setting just ...
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