zilver

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  • Created discussion thread 21mm and 50mm for Sydney?
    I'm going with family to Sydney and Hunter Valley for a couple of weeks, and trying to simplify my gear. I have a mix of 21mm, 28mm, 35mm and 50mm between the two systems (Leica and Fuji).     ...
  • Replied in No
    Had to sacrifice the viewfinder and got the X70 for this purpose.
  • Haven't seen an article on DPReview based entirely on steering people against one system or another before. But I do agree with the point.

  • i agree with the comments that digital bodies are not an investment, do we all feel the same about lens ? I feel they are also not investment but still a better thing to put your money on as it ...
  • Haha, good idea!
  • Thank you, I worry about both points, haha! Anyway, I end up with a simple limited engraved Monochrom that was released only 30 pieces to mark the start of engraving service for Leica. It costs ...
  • I just came back from Italy where every other vintage camera shops were trying to offer me titanium edition. I won't be buying the Hermes but if I could politely throw your own word back to you, ...
  • I believe you have a point, but you may have mixed two points together. One is the standing out part, and what you say is absolutely correct.   funny hats or even bright camera skins and cases can ...
  • Do you mind to PM me the dealer name ? Other places have it priced quite a bit higher than that.  Thank you
  • Thank you But not sure why it cannot be a subject in the forum of a gear related site?
  • Created discussion thread Is Hermes edition M9 a collector piece?
    Hi, Pretentiousism aside (is that even a word?) I was having a discussion with my regular leica shop that they may have a Hermes edition M9 come in from an owner soon ,  I don't even know the price ...
  • Unfortunately I can't win this argument. They say don't argue with ignorants because they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. You win.

  • Not true. I'm Asian and I can tell you that assertively.

  • It's not so much where it is, it's your look. If you are a Japanese in Venice or an American in Bangkok , people assume you are using your camera for tourist purposes and often don't care, or...

  • If you think Leica is too expensive, too slow, too old school, too pretentious, please please keep thinking that way, don't ever get bit by the Leica bug.

    It's just too damn seductive, the feel of...

  • I tested a few shots for both, no question wide open the Lux is the clear winner and is beautiful, but to me stopped down to F5.6 and the Cron seems to have better color saturation, I was hoping ...
  • Replied in Sold the 16mm!
    Thanks all for the input. This decision keeps coming up again and again because I love the 23mm and the 14mm, but 16mm just checks all the boxes, WR, wide, F1.4, great reviews. HOWEVER I honestly ...
  • Hi Jim, Leica was shot at F8, don't know why it doesn't show up in EXIF. Anyway, thanks all for the input, I have tested many more shots and they are all the same, never sharp like one would expect. ...
  • Replied in Q
    Hi, thank you for your advise and indeed so far I've resisted buying any 28mm because of my beloved Q but it's my most used travel focal length and while traveling or shooting street I often wished ...
  • Sorry I didn't specify that I never had any Leica's 28mm, I only had 35mm Summilux of which most day shots are F5.6-F8 (around 70-75%), while the rest are evening shots mostly at F1.4 since I had ...
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