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dmanthree: I thought one of the attractions to owning a Leica was Leica glass? Why spend thousands on a body and scrimp on the lens?

M mount lenses can be adapted for use on pretty much any mirrorless camera. I’ve adapted several myself.

Sometimes one might like a lens that will see limited use. So why spend thousands for something that won’t get use very often? Lenses like this can fill a niche or two.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2021 at 06:38 UTC
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Foskito: Full-frame cameras and lenses keep getting smaller and cheaper. m43 (or what is left of it) keeps getting bigger and more expensive.

@ Egritz

FYI, Voigtländer makes a wonderful M mount 75mm f1.5 Nokton.
I use one with my GX8. Fantastic lens!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2021 at 19:54 UTC
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RickRick: A tad smaller and with a screw thread at the bottom might be great for your next colonoscopy.

Olympus has that end covered. 😜

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2021 at 19:11 UTC

OK! Great news!

Now let’s see Panasonic release a GX8 with this sensor.
Call it the GX8 II, GX10 or whatever.

Just make it so!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 12:16 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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vegetaleb: Brace yourself, apple fanboys are here

ANY Apple (or Leica) related article here gets a firestorm of nasty (jealous) comments. Guaranteed.

You’ll find that most Apple users don’t give rat’s rump about anything Android related.

Save your lunch money and you can use an iOS device, too. Honest!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2021 at 14:17 UTC

Good article.

Pre-ordered a 1TB iPhone 13 Pro to replace my aging iPhone XS!
Looks like a fantastic upgrade!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 11:23 UTC as 15th comment
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Farmer in the Dell: It’s remarkable what Apple and other mobile device makers have been able to do with micro lenses and powerful computing. The net effect has been the enabling of hundreds of millions of people to take much higher quality pictures of things they enjoy. Many future photographers and cinematographers will find their way into a field they love because of the capabilities of the iPhone. The impact on society and the arts has been immeasurable.

That’s no surprise.
Apple has been doing that for decades with product after product.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 10:33 UTC

I’m due for an upgrade from an iPhone XS, so the question for me is do I make the jump to the bigger 13 Pro Max?

I have a bunch of pants that have side leg pockets, some zippered, that fit the XS perfectly. My wife’s 11 Pro Max doesn’t fit. Those side pockets are perfect carry spots. Decisions, decisions.

Classic example of a first world problem, eh?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 10:29 UTC as 32nd comment | 8 replies
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Mikho: Based on the comments here looks like nobody really has the problem these stickers try to solve. And if any cap as a solution it'd be front lens caps that usually stay with the same lens, not the back interchangeable ones.

4 of my most used lenses, Voigtländer and Panasonic, all use 58mm caps.
I’d go nuts trying to match lens caps with specific lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 21:14 UTC

Good idea, but kind of pointless.

I constantly swap lenses and the same rear cap might travel between 5 or 6 lenses.

Sticking them on the lens caps wouldn’t work too well because I have a number of lenses that use 58mm caps, so I’ll take the cap off the “new” lens and put it on the lens I’m swapping out.

Clearly this wouldn’t work for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 21:10 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
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Thoughts R Us: Cool! Can't wait.

Considering that the iPhone is the world's most use camera system, this is always an important event in the photographic world.

Also on that same day will be the launch of the Canon R3, albeit at a different time.

So it should be an interesting Sept 14.


You mean to say that there are actual companies other than Apple that make phones and even computers?


Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 21:15 UTC
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Richmondthefish: Tempted to upgrade my iPhone 8 but I must say that damn thing is bullet proof and still fast today.

I’ll be upgrading my iPhone XS.
Probably getting the big version this time around for the ultra-wide lens, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
On article In-depth tripod review: Leofoto 'Summit' LM-364C (121 comments in total)
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photography-lover: No way I would ever spend a cent on Leofoto.

Their line-up is a shameless rip off of Really Right Stuff designs.

This one looks like a Poor Man's Gitzo ®
even though it ain't exactly cheap.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 16:56 UTC
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blse59: Please, no more HDR images. Every single one of them looks fake. Don't be lazy. Wake up early or stay out late for magic hour.

It depends on how you use it.

I agree that those over baked, gharishly over processed images are dreadful.

I use it to shoot interiors, especially interiors with windows and trying to show the view.

This is a feature I’ve been hoping would be included in C1.
FINALLY it’ll appear!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2021 at 13:17 UTC
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ANAYV: I assume previous I phones did have O.I.S..just not with folded optics.
If not...then another reason I am glad I dont use I phones.

An iPhone is SO much MORE than just a camera.

The camera is kind of a bonus. A handy thing to have in your pocket, but not something I reach for first when taking photos.

Can't wait to get an iPhone 13!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 14:49 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 Pro field review (280 comments in total)
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NowHearThis: This is going to be a must have lens for me. Looking at the list of Cons, I find them completely meh to me and how I would use this lens, YMMV. One thing I did find funny was DPR's inconsistency in the grading. For Cons they say "Not very bright" but under the 'good for' they list "Low-light event photography". DPR also lists in the 'not so good for' category "studio work".... what? In a studio you can put the camera on a tripod, control your lighting, and likely aren't shooting moving subjects. This lens could be perfectly fine for many types of studio work. DPR should have really left this off the cons list. As for the no lens VR, meh, most of the newer (last 4yrs+) Olympus/Panasonic cameras have IBIS, both work great; This is another non issue IMO. Also Olympus built this for THEIR cameras that have IBIS - super wide angle zooms don't need eleventeen stops of VR to still be excellent. Neither the 12-40/2.8 nor the 12-45/4 have IS/VR either.

@ LeoLab

The GX8’s IBIS is perfectly fine.
I’ve never had an issue using my Panasonic 7-14mm f4 (which lacks OIS) hand held in low light with my GX8.

Solid handling technique is still important, regardless of how much tech is crammed into a camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 09:32 UTC
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jeffharris: The Nikon sure looks a helluva lot better.

Ain't that what this retro thang is all about?

@ Dominick

I have a bunch of rangefinder lenses (Voigtländer and Jupiter), as well as some Nikon AI-S lenses. That's REAL retro. ;-)

Neither cameras interest, actually.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 19:52 UTC

The Nikon sure looks a helluva lot better.

Ain't that what this retro thang is all about?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 02:18 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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jeffharris: I picked up a Jupiter 8 (50mm f2, L39 mount) in St. Petersburg for about 2000 rubles ($32 at the time). Air fare wasn't cheap… ;-)

It is smart that they made it M mount, so it can be adapted to any mirrorless camera.

@ Phil
I got it from a used camera shop off of Nevsky Prospekt.
They had maybe a dozen Jupiter 8s of various vintages.
I tried a bunch of them… luckily I brought the correct lens adaptor… and picked the one I liked best.
It’s a great little lens! Definitely worth a few extra rubles.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 13:18 UTC
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D_Gunman: $350 for this plastic lens is absolutely nut. For that money, I can get a good copy of Voigtlander Skopar off a used shop.

I got a new 21mm f4 Color Skopar for $350 from Adorama a couple years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 22:23 UTC
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