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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  • I've been dealing with Leica USA since 1981. By and large, very few of my Leica cameras, film or digital, have needed much in way of service or repair unless I bought them used and abused, cheap. ...
  • I happily pay more for cameras with fewer options and controls. I never use junk like that. It's so much easier to do compositing in post processing, I seriously don't know why I'd waste the time ...
  • Lovely photos! I hardly need another camera, but of all the cameras on the market today if I were to buy yet another, the Q2M would likely be it. :) Best of luck with your new Q2M! Looks like it ...
  • Replied in Auto-ISO
    Using a Leica CL, setting AutoISO in Manual mode works fine: it implements "TA priority mode" as it is called on Pentax DSLR bodies. "Fixed time and aperture, float ISO to suit." I'm pretty sure ...
  • I have not seen the shutter actuations count pose a significant issue when selling a camera. I've bought and sold a couple dozen cameras and it is rare that anyone even asks, in my experience. Ther ...
  • Leica makes fantastic lenses and cameras, so does Panasonic. The question is: Are you looking for a camera that has a "look" that you want for your photography? ...or do you want a camera that ...
  • Replied in Made the Leap
    There is no scientific method that can accurately and absolutely gauge "ease of use" since that is dependent upon the user's knowledge, skills, preferences, and so forth. It is not objective data. ...
  • Replied in Made the Leap
    You're entitled to your own opinion, as long as you realize that it, like my statements as well, are just our own opinions. I've been shooting with Leica LTM and M cameras since 1969, alongside ...
  • Replied in Made the Leap
    I don't know why you think the experience is going to be "completely different" ... It's just a camera, likely with less automation than you're used to, that's all. Read the manual, play with the ...
  • Isn't it past April 1 already? G
  • The principle reason that I would find the Q2 a better pick is that you can use the higher Mpixel sensor to simulate use of a longer lens (up to 75mm) with a sufficient number of pixels to ...
  • The cheapest camera body with FF sensor that you can adapt a Leica M lens to successfully is likely the original Sony A7 body. These are available used for relatively little money ($300-600) and ...
  • Adapters exist, but Leica M lenses have a shorter mount register* than most SLR lens bodies so adaptation either runs into mechanical interference with the body or can only allow use for a ...
  • For me, it is just like buying any other high-end, expensive thing. I review the following questions objectively ... (1) What is it that I'm considering it for?
  • Good luck with it! :) I loved the SL and my little collection of Leica R lenses.  I found myself using the SL with the MER60, 'Lux R50, Super-Elmar-R 15, and 'Cron-R 90 the most. They work very ...
  • (1) ProStandard profiles are Capture 1's branded Camera Calibration Profiles (CCP). (2) DNG stands for "Digital ...
  • I tried an Ona bag at some point and returned it. I wasn't confident in the design of how the strap was affixed to the bag and how the stresses were distributed. I've had and used a couple of Think ...
  • Lovely work, all of them, but particularly the second and the last to my eye. G
  • Follow up on my last post: The Patagonia Atom Sling 8L arrived extremely quickly (two days ago!). With my 2020 dividend reimbursement from REI, it cost me US$52.00. I was a little unimpressed (as ...
  • I recently saw someone using this bag: Patagonia Atom Sling 8L https://www.rei.com/product/117966/patagonia-atom-sling https://youtu.be/CynunOdPGQk It impressed me as being a good size for carrying ...
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