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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  • A Leica Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4 was my standard lens when I was using the Leica SL camera. Beautiful imagining qualities, and mine cost me about $450 (plus the cost of a mount adapter, but I only ...
  • I've been digitizing film captures for about 35-36 years now, used every mechanism that's come along as the years progressed. My current setup for 35mm film is split between using a macro copy ...
  • I owned and used a Leica SL from the day it first released (November 2015) until some time in 2018. I used Leica SL, R, and M series lenses on it. I found that most of my M lenses performed just as ...
  • Loverly photos! You remind me of visiting Waylan's Smithy in England some years ago. It's a Neolithic burial mound high up on a lovely hillside with glorious views in nearly all directions. "The ...
  • The first step is to adjust your expectations. A scene like the above is a problem scene with any camera ... the dynamic range of the scene is greater than most any camera can handle with a single ...
  • I'm not entirely sure what question you're asking, Al. Is the question, "Can a Leica M10D make exceptional, outstanding photographs?" or "Do you have difficulty focusing a Leica M10D with a fast ...
  • I haven't found this to be the case at all. The CL produces results that are virtually identical to what I got from the SL, M-P 240, and M-D. G
  • Glad to hear the CL is doing it for you! Good luck with it! I bought a CL body to replace the SL for those niche uses that I'd been using the SL for at the end. There are times when I simply need ...
  • For a Voigtländer Ultron 35mm f/1.7 lens, the Leica lens code I would use is the one for the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH (product # 11879 for silver or # 11882 for black finishes). The six-bit code ...
  • Replied in Thoughts???
    Dyspepsia can affect all of us from time to time. G
  • Looks like a firmware glitch if you're sure the camera was not moved during the exposure. I'm presuming the shot was hand-held, right? If you regularly experience such glitches, document them and ...
  • Contrasty, complex scenes with multiple potential targets at different distances are always the most difficult for AF. I've not yet found any AF system that handled them with near 100% ...
  • Learn to think in focus zones rather than critical focus. :) I use manual focus lenses on my CL because I can just set the distance and focus zone with the focus and aperture, and then I don't ...
  • NO AF system I've ever used has ever been foolproof. This is one reason why I just stick with M and R lenses when using my CL. AF is just an occasionally nice convenience to me. :)
  • I have this flash. It works fine in manual mode and with its built-in auto metering. It does not support TTL or HSS functions. I use those only rarely, mostly use flash on manual power settings, ...
  • The missing red dot business seems ironic, given that half the Leica users around tape up their cameras to hide the red dot and the name. :-) Hopefully, aside from the red dot, the camera operates ...
  • I didn't overlook it, there just isn't anything I'd buy for $1000 that would do the job the way I like. I've tried all the options available. Of course, if you're willing to accept some less than ...
  • I used my R lenses on a Sony A7, a Leica M-P typ 240, and a Leica SL. They perform far better on the Leica M-P and SL than they do on the Sony. If the SL is too pricey, then perhaps the new ...
  • Leica outputs DNG files direct from the camera. I believe the OP is looking for apps that include corrections and, perhaps, an improved camera calibration profile for the Q2. I know the CCP built ...
  • As far as I'm aware, only the SL24-90 and SL90-280 are equipped with OIS. Neither the prime lenses nor the wide zoom (SL16-35? I forget...) are. L mount lenses for the FF format are always going to ...
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