iancandler

iancandler

Joined on Jul 4, 2010

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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

The "Sony" 55mm you are talking about is a Zeiss lens!! and it still cant out perform the Leica 50mm Summicron F2, especially the APO version, in fact the only lens that comes close is the Zeiss Planar T ZM 50/2.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2018 at 15:12 UTC

There is no program mode or shutter priority mode on the Leica M10, Just Aperture priority and manual.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2018 at 15:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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iancandler: I both understand and appreciate where Leica are coming from with the M10-D but I think some people need to realise that its just a variant of the M10 produced for a market Leica already knows exists.
You see whilst other makers are cramming features, switches,buttons, gadgets & gizmo's into their camera bodies along with pages and pages of the resultant menu options Leica realised that there's a large and growing customer base who desire a camera that's stripped back to the basics and that is what the M10 is, as are its variants the M10-P & M10-D.
My Sony A7RM3 rarely comes out of the camera bag these days, the Leica is just so much more fun to shoot with, I'm always smiling when I use it rather than fiddling around with the Sony and relying on it to do at least a large part of the work for me.
No I'm much happier with just ISO, Shutter speed and Aperture to play with and loved going back to doing exp comp the old way.
I'm happy with Leica and their direction, can't wait for an M10-M.

The M10-P has an electronic level Alan but no tilting screen though they have an app for that lol.

I to went with Sony for my 1st ff camera (A7R) then last December treated myself to the A7R3 with some remaining funds I had and its great but I only really use it now for tethered shooting (to my laptop via USB) when shooting portraits with lights etc.
Luckily for me my M10 was a present from my little brother, he knew I'd always dreamed of owning a Leica and I haven't been disappointed, it fulfils a need I wasn't sure I had until I picked it up and for me at least its put the fun back into my photography.
Ironically I'd always said "If some one makes a digital Nikon FM, I'll be satisfied", but the DF was disappointing and the Leica fits the bill nicely.

ps thats another thing, weight is an issue for me (disabled) so the M10 works well for me there, nearly the same weight as the A7R3, but the lenses are a lot lighter.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 22:38 UTC
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iancandler: I both understand and appreciate where Leica are coming from with the M10-D but I think some people need to realise that its just a variant of the M10 produced for a market Leica already knows exists.
You see whilst other makers are cramming features, switches,buttons, gadgets & gizmo's into their camera bodies along with pages and pages of the resultant menu options Leica realised that there's a large and growing customer base who desire a camera that's stripped back to the basics and that is what the M10 is, as are its variants the M10-P & M10-D.
My Sony A7RM3 rarely comes out of the camera bag these days, the Leica is just so much more fun to shoot with, I'm always smiling when I use it rather than fiddling around with the Sony and relying on it to do at least a large part of the work for me.
No I'm much happier with just ISO, Shutter speed and Aperture to play with and loved going back to doing exp comp the old way.
I'm happy with Leica and their direction, can't wait for an M10-M.

Sadly though view cameras are a little on the large, heavy and slow side (need a tripod) where as an M, 2 lenses and a spare battery/card will fit in your jacket pockets.

Going backwards becomes innovative when:

A - The rest are constantly claiming innovation by cramming more and more into their cameras.
B - When there's a proven market for it, is it not innovative to give the customer exactly what they want?
C - Whilst several companies (Fuji, Nikon et all) have tried to cash in on the nostalgia market, they have failed to maximise on the potential of that market by designing cameras the don't really replicate the film camera feel or experience, the M10-D is the nearest you can currently get to that experience/feel without stepping into the worlds of old film Medium Format cameras & digital backs as well as view cameras using a digital back the needs moving in a guide to several different positions then combining the taken images on your computer.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 21:02 UTC

I both understand and appreciate where Leica are coming from with the M10-D but I think some people need to realise that its just a variant of the M10 produced for a market Leica already knows exists.
You see whilst other makers are cramming features, switches,buttons, gadgets & gizmo's into their camera bodies along with pages and pages of the resultant menu options Leica realised that there's a large and growing customer base who desire a camera that's stripped back to the basics and that is what the M10 is, as are its variants the M10-P & M10-D.
My Sony A7RM3 rarely comes out of the camera bag these days, the Leica is just so much more fun to shoot with, I'm always smiling when I use it rather than fiddling around with the Sony and relying on it to do at least a large part of the work for me.
No I'm much happier with just ISO, Shutter speed and Aperture to play with and loved going back to doing exp comp the old way.
I'm happy with Leica and their direction, can't wait for an M10-M.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 23:53 UTC as 15th comment | 16 replies
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The Fat Fish: I don't think I will ever understand what possesses someone to spend that much on a Leica but any improvement to any camera is welcomed.

The M10 I've just been gifted is a classic example of this ethos and it works superbly, at last a full frame camera on which you can pre adjust the ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture and the focus without even having to turn it on! Every aspect of the camera controlled via 3 rear buttons, a joystick & command dial without extensive menu's & sub menu's to wade through. It might not have AF, IBIS etc etc but we don't want them!! I have an A7RM3 that sit's unused since the Leica arrived and why is that? because the Leica has soul, the A7RM3 is just a computer with a lens on it.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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The Fat Fish: I don't think I will ever understand what possesses someone to spend that much on a Leica but any improvement to any camera is welcomed.

The difference that you are paying for with Leica's German made camera's is attention to detail, engineering precision & optical excellence bar none, no one does it better, and whereas your Nikon or Canon may be machine built, Leica's are put together by hand.
Some as you have rightly pointed out buy/wear Leica like its a fashion brand, others to pose with along with their hipster mates but some of us like myself appreciate the effort & precision that goes into creating a camera that not only render's images the way we like but also thinks as we do, that sometimes, for some people, less is more.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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