Jared_Willson

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Joined on Oct 19, 2004

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  • Unless you know what's wrong with the camera and know what it will cost to repair it, Don't Take This Approach. Most of the things that can go wrong with a digital Leica are either very expensive ...
  • I'm not sure we were clear on how white balance works in both raw and JPG's. In JPG's the camera either makes a guess regarding the color of the light (auto) or you tell it explicitly how warm or ...
  • Replied in M10 or SL?
    The real question is whether you want a rangefinder or not, and that will depend on you and your type of photography.  I do a combination of astrophotography (mostly through specialized telescopes ...
  • Replied in M10 or SL?
    I own both.  They are similar in terms of dynamic range, high ISO performance, and resolution.  Colors are good out of both, but significantly more saturated out of the M10.  I'd say the auto ...
  • I'm always torn by the idea of limited edition photographs, whether it be single prints as you are proposing or a series of numbered prints. On the one hand, one of the tremendous benefits of ...
  • Yes, it's much lighter and more compact than the 24-90.  It only seems heavy on a Leica 'M' where the standard of comparison is something like a 50mm Summicron.
  • Replied in M10 at Night
    That's funny, I was actually thinking how easy it was compared to what I go through for a prime focus image through my telescope.  No flats, bias frames, dark frames to worry about.  No autoguider ...
  • Replied in 75 Summicron
    Mine says , "Leica" on the side of the lens shade.
  • I don't own an M10, but here is what I found on a Leica forum regarding it's long exposure limitations: 125 sec max - ISO 100-400 60 sec max - ISO 800 32 sec max - ISO 1600 16 sec max - ISO 3200 8 ...
  • Basically, you won't go wrong with any of the three focal lengths and almost any of the various recent models of lenses at those focal lengths. For street photography, either 35mm or 50mm work very ...
  • I don't currently have an 'M' as I sold my M(240) a while ago in favor of the SL.  However, I can speak to my experiences with an M coupled with a 90mm APO. In general, I found that the RF was ...
  • My 35mm Summicron was probably the worst performing Leica 'M' lens I have owned.  It was still quite good, but had more problems with flare than I would like and had noticeably less acutance than, ...
  • Can you point me to a reference on this?  Like you, I agree that something like your Photographic DR is a more useful indicator of the useful dynamic range of a camera, and that it is ...
  • I haven't seen anyone scaling their dark frames, but it is certainly possible to do.  It's a little more process intensive.  Here is the standard process: Take a light frame, for sake of argument 5 ...
  • I doubt we actually have any disagreement here. 1) I'm sure you are right about the Leica changing things up during firmware revisions.  No reason to doubt--you've looked and I haven't. 2) I agree ...
  • It's been tried, unfortunately.  It keeps taking the dark frame even with the power off.  If you pull the battery, you lose the entire exposure.  There is no known workaround, and it's been a ...
  • By the way, I should have given you some guidance on how the speckle issue is likely to be affected by ISO... In general, the goal for astrophotography (and your night landscapes would apply for ...
  • Correct, Leica (in their infinite wisdom) have determined that long exposure noise reduction is ALWAYS a good thing if your exposure is 1s or longer, so they always apply it.  That means every 3 ...
  • The suggestion that base ISO was actually at 100 rather than at 50 came from a couple sources. First, was Leica product management that indicated in an interview a couple years ago that ISO 50 was ...
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