Eric Boe

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

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  • 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 ...
  • I bought the X1 when it came out and used it intermittently for several years.  Excellent images, a little slow to work with, but all in all satisfying. I did have to send it to Leica New Jersey ...
  • Silver is my favorite, although safari and titanium are sharp too.  Don't forget about black chrome, matte black chrome, black paint, white, gold, anthracite, and hammer tone. i go for the fat old ...
  • Khun, Contacting Hasselblad is actually a really great idea.  I will try first with the U.S. network, and if that fails, get back with you.  Thank you. Eric
  • Replied in If only ...
    That darned tree hadn't been there, you would have had a perfectly decent shot of the "Sky".
  • There are many more Rigid v2's out there, some in perhaps even better condition. The question is how long would you have to wait to find one at a better price, and what is your time worth. Per this ...
  • I very much appreciate the X1D samples gallery posted this morning.  It was good to get the chance to see images zoomed in to 100% with both the 45mm and 90mm lenses, and with ISO settings of 100 ...
  • Replied in Definitely MP
    Owning and using both, I think the MP's meter gives it the advantage as a user's camera, although there is a minute difference in brightness advantage in the M-A, probably because they don't have ...
  • K - do you have a recommended source for refurbished CFV-model backs?  I have a 501CM and 4 lenses, so that might be a better way for me to go than the X1D.  Thanks. Eric
  • Replied in 90/2.2 Thambar
    I just had to put something weird out there as everyone else will likely say 35mm or 28mm.   It's nice to have the option of using all the glass back to 1931. Eric
  • 1)  Great image quality, limited only by lens sharpness in corners, just like the other X100's. 2)  Slower on startup than an M10, slightly annoying. 3)  Decent RAW dynamic range, but not as good ...
  • Replied in likely never
    I've owned dozens of Ms over the years and the only one that required an RF recalibration was an M8 I dropped onto a tile floor.  They also had to replace the entire top plate.  So, unless you ...
  • I have worked long and hard to build a decent collection of Leica glass, enough so that it would take me a long time to earn the money to replace them.  This means I take very good care of my ...
  • I have been through the cycle with nearly every new digital model release.  My fastest service was through a Leica Gallerie for the less-popular silver model which I receive in 5 days.  My worst ...
  • Per the instruction manual, page 115: Select OFF to disable the speaker, flash, and illuminator in situations in which camera sounds or lights may be unwelcome. o appears in the display when OFF is ...
  • I played with the idea of a Leicavit crank baseplate charging a super-capacitor that would take thto power the camera.  I expect that  it would take 10-15 cranks per shot, however. Eric
  • So I forced myself to use just the 28/1.4 on the M10 with the Leica grip attached for a week in Florida.  The 28/1.4 does make the M10 nose-heavy, so I added the excellent Leica grip.  My concern, ...
  • The modern designs will focus down to 0.7m, older designs to 1m, and cover a field of view approximately that wide.  If you need something closer, the Leica Macro adapter can help, but a dedicated ...
  • Replied in or 'ron or 'rit?
    Really hard to go wrong with a Leica 35.  Maybe generation would be a better differentiator.  Classic, pre-asph or modern FLE. Rent or borrow, experiment and have fun. Eric
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