Godfrey

Lives in United States San Jose, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer and Technical Writer
Joined on Jan 28, 2002
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What gear I own is of no consequence.

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  • If that seems a "long, long time ago", you must be very young. I'm old: 2014 seems like yesterday. I bought my Olympus E-1 in 2008, when it was already 5 years old. Still works great, still use it ...
  • Glad to help. My R lens kit is now: (1) Super-Elmar-R 15mm f/3.5 :: The classic Zeiss Distagon 15mm lens built for Leica by Zeiss with Leica tuning and mount. One of my very favorite lenses.
  • Leica FT and mFT lenses are manufactured by Panasonic. No one else. G
  • ROM versions of R lenses are the newest series of Rs, sometimes with upgraded optical designs, and on that basis will almost always be the more expensive lenses. There's no difference in adapting ...
  • Do they say LEICA on them? If they do, then they meet the approval in design, performance, and imaging quality that Leica has specified in their collaboration with Panasonic. That defines them as ...
  • Well, I'm much more inclined to go with what the photos I make present me as evidence than with what engineering folks say their 'intent' and specs say. The point is to make photographs, not to ...
  • I have a good deal of difficulty trying to figure out what you're trying to show here. Three poorly exposed shots of an overly contrasty scene, hand held it seems, doesn't really tell me much ...
  • I disagree. I had used my R lenses on the M-P prior to getting the SL. Once I had the SL, I never again used them on the M-P ... they simply work better on the SL, both imaging-wise and ergonomically.
  • I'm glad you're pleased with it! Mine is 1983 vintage with the built-in lens hood and 55mm filter thread. It was ridiculously inexpensive for its quality and condition. I also have the Summicron-R ...
  • The Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm f/2.8 has become the standard lens on my SL. It is an excellent performer, as well as reasonably light and compact. It also works well with the very inexpensive 2x ...
  • Replied in EVF-2
    My understanding is that the EVF display panel in the later models requires a different spec in the display hardware in the body; it can't be updated via firmware to the new spec. Leica also ...
  • I have no doubt they'll work. The SL most likely doesn't have a lens profile for them, but that doesn't mean that they won't work just fine anyway. The R Adapter L should handle fitting them with ...
  • Replied in TL2 recall
    What an insulting and idiotic remark. You are much more ignorable than either Thorsten or Jono, whose remarks are informative and whose photography speaks volumes more than your snide, ...
  • Zeiss lenses are very good lenses, but you have to be careful that you know precisely which ones work well on the digital bodies and which ones are less than optimal. They were designed for ...
  • Unfortunately, no one can answer these questions for you. You have to use the camera in question and see for yourself what comes out of working with it. Renting is one possibility but I know from ...
  • It's probably the right advice for many, but I agree: It limits your review writing options. :-) I agree. Thank you! G
  • I have six 20x24 inch prints on my walls, all made with the Olympus E-1, three of which won national exhibition contests. I'll say no more. Having owned several of those Sonys, I'll never buy ...
  • Jono ... Nice article, but does it seem to you that folks in streety photos nowadays are always playing with their smartphones? It does to me, and I find that kinda disturbing. I nearly always ...
  • Replied in TL2
    Hmm. In the past six years, I've used a flash on my cameras exactly twice, for six exposures. I think I could live with the TL2 as it is. :-) Of course, I don't need it and will not be buying one ...
  • My standard cards for M-D and SL are Sandisk Extreme Pro 64G 95Mb/sec and Lexar Professional 1000x 128G 150Mb/sec. They're all I've ever used with these two cameras and have collected several tens ...
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