archnemeswiss

Joined on Jul 19, 2022

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  • There’s a good video by Eileen Rafferty on YouTube about this very question. It’s a 2 hour lecture about seeing in black and white. Highly recommended. Watch it here.
  • What did you interpret Jim's comment to mean? He's quite clearly suggesting that my question about what sensor/lens combos have impressed another person is somehow not to his liking. There's no ...
  • Who said anything about that being the main reason? Certainly with all your gear and your specialty IR cameras you acknowledge that the lens and body can make a difference in the final output, and ...
  • I agree, unfortunately, that so far precisely none of the X2D images I’ve seen from any tester (so the person who posted here doesn’t feel criticized) on multiple forums have had a “wow” factor ...
  • Looking forward to some sample shots!
  • Replied in Zone focusing
    Yes. I have a laser rangefinder tool for home projects (a Bosch one) that I will often use to train my distance estimation when I'm on boring work calls. I'll look at an object in my home, guess ...
  • Replied in Zone focusing
    Not at all the case. Zone focusing is intuitive and straightforward for me. The issues with the Leica were not about zone focusing. It was several-fold: first, my eyeglasses made seeing the 35mm ...
  • I'm well aware of that :-) . If you look at where the hood attaches to the Sigma on the left you can see that the front of that lens is very nearly at the same point as the end of the Hasselblad ...
  • Fascinating. Why did you sell your A1? As I debate this decision I was actually leaning toward the A1 + Sony 35 1.4 GM, but it's just startling how much bigger that combo is. I know the A1 will ...
  • Would you be selling your other systems and using the X2D as the only one? Or would you keep the Z9?
  • I can adapt to 4:3 shooting. It's been a while since I've shot with anything other than 3:2-- a few decades actually! I know it'll be an adjustment but not one that would preclude me from making ...
  • Why would you frame this as the driving factor? Images can be cropped to different aspect ratios, potentially even in-camera down the road for the X2D.
  • Created discussion thread X2D + 38mm as only camera/lens?
    I'm coming off a failed test run with a Leica M11 and one 35mm lens. I'm debating between the X2D + 38mm lens as my only setup to start. The kind of stuff I shoot is I guess "social documentary"-- ...
  • There is no "USA" warranty. Leica warranties are global. Any Leica goes to the same service center regardless of where it was purchased. I've seen Fred's M11. I'm in the market for a black one ...
  • Except those Voigtlander lenses outperform their Leica equivalents based on multiple reviewers...
  • I'm new to the Leica M system. M11s on various forums/FB groups are going for between $6900-7200 after negotiating, and certain European/UK/Asian retailers end up around $7400-7500 for a brand new ...
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