Eric Boe

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Joined on Oct 21, 2001

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  • One of the more pleasant uses for the purple rubber/nitrile gloves is to screw and unscrew various stuck items on cameras and lenses.  I learned this trick for the M6 battery compartment cover, ...
  • My local dealer offered me one of the first units yesterday, but I am still very happy with my M10 and am saving for the new 75.  It would not hurt to do some emailing and calling around. Eric
  • I own and shoot all of the ‘luxes except the 50/1.2.  For wide work, my favorite for sharpness, speed, field of view, and linearity is the 28/1.4.  It’s the one lens I am using all week this week ...
  • Reason in the 1980's: Reputation of Brand: Back in the 1980's, I purchased an M3, soon after a new M6, because Leica was the "best" in 35mm.  I used them regularly for 5 years or so along side a ...
  • Good to see the historical standbys for lighting in good use in the modern digital day. There is a whole world of portraiture using the light from a north-facing window (northern hemisphere, ...
  • By swapping you will lose the M8’s unique B&W rendering and ability to shoot IR with special IR-pass filters.  Trade this against full-frame, better colors, and potentially longer lifespan as all ...
  • It depends on how you like to shoot your camera.  Some really wrap their camera up in cases and covers to keep it mint, others let it hang unprotected like the one you showed in the other thread ...
  • Created discussion thread Query: Sony RX0 sharpness in low light
    I have seen a few preview videos from the RX0 event Sony held in NYC.  In the three videos I saw, I noted a large decrease in sharpness in lower ambient light, such as when bloggers were chatting ...
  • I would pass on the deal. I looked at closing prices on ebay and your camera and lens are worth around 50% more than a Q in that condition.  He would owe you money, and not a small amount, to have ...
  • I like 28mm over 35mm, owning and shooting both.  You may wish to take a peek at the 28/2 as it has less viewfinder obscuration and weight. Eric
  • Some specific examples I have seen or received: MP's no sales tax Lenses on close out / going out of businesses: 25% off M240 close out: $3495 new Ultravid BL going out of business: 50% off M-E ...
  • i saw Ken Hansen had a Leica factory refurb/demo with warranty  for $2800 this past week.    Keep an eye out for those deals. Also, if you find a dealer who is discontinuing Leica or closing its ...
  • Generally I try to be patient and find the cleanest gear I can find.  Remember whatever happened to the outside of the camera (in the ways of impacts especially) happened to the insides as well. ...
  • Dumb luck, but I found a dealer that was clearing out their Leica inventory and found a new-old-stock M-E for $2,000.00 U.S.  I sent it in for the new sensor with a cumulative shutter count of one ...
  • I have been told that the new sensor, post replacement program, is around $2000 and 25 weeks to have done.  You could shell out $3500, have to send it in for another $2000, and finally have a ...
  • Created discussion thread Can't get over the grip (SL2 vs. SL1)
    I had a little play time with the new SL2 on Sunday at a local Best Buy.  The SL1 is lots of fun in a one-hand holdable package, with a pancake of course.  The SL2, however, has lost some of that ...
  • Replied in Q definitely
    Being put in a similar position in the past, I would shoot something with a 28 or 35 equivalent focal length.  Capture the people at the wedding and their emotions and reactions.  It will likely ...
  • I've had some entertaining shoots and good results using a vintage, 1960's Leica IR filter and an M8 body capturing DNGs, processing them to b&W in Lightroom.  You may wish to rent or borrow this ...
  • I have the current 35/1.4/FLE - best lens at this focal length and f/stop to date.  Sharp across the field. I also have the previous 35/1.4/ASPH, and the 35/1.4/ASPHERICAL, and the 35/1.4 that came ...
  • I would pick the 75/2.5 for a modern optical design which extends sharpness to the corners over the 1970's-designed 90/2.8.  Be sure to budget for the often-pricey hood as it was not included in ...
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