Eric Boe

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

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  • i string,y recommend picking up the Visoflex 020 for your M10 and the Noctiluxes.  Focusing is much better. Oh, and the Leica hand grip that attaches to the bottom of the M10 makes for a much ...
  • I would get on the wait list, however.  I do expect the list to go quickly as it's quite a financial commitment. Eric
  • Replied in M
    for the optical viewfinder
  • I noted the black sky, white clouds, and light grass on the last image.  Is this a negative inversion, post-processing, or shot in IR?  If IR, what filter did you use?  The 1/1000 shutter speed ...
  • I am unaware of any dedicated texts on the Monochrom or M246.  My suggestion would be a good fundamental theory of B&W photography text.  Zone system, exposure, dynamic range, color filtration, ...
  • You may wish to consider a 28 as well for general travel.  There is a reason Leica chose that focal length for the Q.  The 28/2.8/ASPH and 28/2.8/ASPH-II are both super sharp, compact lenses.  The ...
  • Replied in Probably the Q
    It really depends on your subjects.  If you want scenics and indoors environmental shots, the 28 will be very useful.  The 50 is nice for quarter to half-length portraits and more limited field of ...
  • A smidgen of visible color, but down eight to ten stops.  I will try the custom white balance trick on green grass next time I play with the combination.  The images, even off of the DNG files, ...
  • David, That is a very good IR look.  Have you ever come across the wavelength the vintage Leica IR filters were centered on?  I have a couple of those and they seem to work adequately. Eric
  • So, they really all do have separate characteristics and capabilities. The original M8/M8.2 is great for B&W because of its IR sensitivity.  You can even do B&W IR with an IR-pass filter. The MM is ...
  • Good question, and I don't remember seeing the specifications.  I did see a bit more color saturation as well with the Heliopan. Eric
  • Way back when in 2007, when the M8 was young, I tried all four vendors of IR-cut, a.k.a. hot-mirror, filters with my M8.  The Heliopan had the strongest IR reduction and yielded deeper blacks with ...
  • Replied in 4-36 weeks
    So, I think the fastest return I had was on the X1 when the battery retainer broke.  That was around 4 weeks.  My Monocrhom cameras just returned yesterday after 36 weeks.  On the average, I would ...
  • I own and use the X100F and M240, among other items in the herd as well.  They are two different shooting experiences. The X100F is a nice do-everything for you camera with a smidgen of lag for the ...
  • A counter thought. For decades, street shooters affixed a wide angle lens, set distance for hyperfocal, and shot from the hip.  The technique is still valid.  Maybe try a 28 or 24 on your M8.2 and ...
  • Replied in Newbie to M
    TG - unless there has been a recent change, I believe only the screen on the M8 and M8.2 is unrepairable by Leica.  Shutters and stuff should all still be serviceable. Back to the OP, the M8 is an ...
  • No single camera captures all possible types of photography, but for what I shoot these days, the M10 is the best fit.
  • Between the two, I would go for the 35/2/IV, aka the "bokeh king".  That lens is very sharp yet offers pleasing out of focus effects when shot wide open.  The 35/1.4 pre ASPHERICAL is more of an ...
  • A mentor of mine from many years ago said, "there are cameras you use to take pictures, and there are cameras you use to enjoy taking pictures."  Leica, for me, is in the latter group. Through lots ...
  • 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, ...
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