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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  • I disagree with your analysis of the situation, but have no fantasy that I'm going to change anyone's mind. There's really no point in my debating it since the vast majority of the posts I see ...
  • And don't you think, Leica being a German company itself, that Leica might have lawyers who are both aware of and review the policies before the company publishes press releases? G
  • An automobile with a malfunctioning engine is a hazard to public safety and subject to national regulatory protocols as a result. This is not the case for a camera with a sensor that produces some ...
  • Utter nonsense in these responses. As I wrote on this topic on another forum: "... There is no language in the statements implying that the offer of an entirely free (goodwill) replacement service ...
  • Utter nonsense. G
  • ... presuming the underlying material is brass rather than zinc or stainless steel, or other... :-)
  • Whichever you prefer, they're all nice. Including the ones that are neither. G
  • I post images optimized for web display with around 1200-1400 pixels on the long edge. That is more than sufficient to enjoy and comment on the photograph, and it generally reduces the pixel ...
  • I went to the SF Leica Store specifically to look at and compare the M10 with the M-D typ 262 on the basis of the viewfinder and ergonomics a couple of months ago. Overall, I'd say the M10 and M-D ...
  • The M has been an excellent camera with limitations on its versatility and scope of applicability since SLRs became the predominant type of 35mm camera in the 1960s. It remains that way today, ...
  • I don't know about a 'final word' but the M-D typ 262 definitely has a slightly different camera calibration profile compared to the M-P typ 240 and, to my eye, has slightly different results when ...
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    Oops, forgot to hit the ignore switch. I see you don't know how to use the word "condescending" in a sentence correctly either. It's not a verb. Go laugh at yourself. Bye. G
  • I would call it "an entirely new line" rather than "a deviation". The SL is an entirely new line of Leica cameras, but carries forward excellent compatibility with both Leica M and ...
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    Okay, you just won another ignore award. Just tested my M-D and my M4-2 for rangefinder accuracy. The M-D (purchased new last July) has made 13,000 exposures, it gets used quite a lot. The M4-2 I ...
  • Yeah, that got a little confusing. :-) I kinda started the other way simply because the older lenses were cheaper to obtain. But in the end, it came down to "hmm, people I know seem to really like ...
  • Thanks for the info, Peter. I kinda figured they had to be rendered from RAW; I've not seen any camera's direct monochrome output that does that well (the M-P did pretty well but not to that level. ...
  • Good luck with whatever you decide. G
  • Indeed it is. It is my opinion based on evaluating images I made using all of these cameras for the same subjects in the same (widely variant) lighting conditions, and with the best native lenses I ...
  • I don't want one. I am not even interested in whatever new Sony fandangled gizmos it has. The one thing about it that I am absolutely sure of is that it will be obsolete in another 9 months, like ...
  • My suggestion to buy a used SL was for the OP: I presumed (possibly incorrectly) that it was price that kept her/him away from the SL body. I doubt that it's size or weight since it is almost ...
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