Jared Willson

Joined on Jul 27, 2012

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  • No reason the type 109 SHOULD scream Leica like an M, S, or SL camera typically would.  It's a mid-grade zoom coupled to a 4/3" imaging chip and is, presumably, a re-badged Panasonic. As far as the ...
  • I'm sure it's a wonderful camera, but what are you trying to show us with this image and crop? That it's sharp on-axis when shooting through a car window? What's technically better about this ...
  • How do you like the Extender-R with your 180? From what I have read the non APO 2x extender is not a great performer, but I have no experience with it. - Jared
  • Hard to say whether the rendering is similar or not without taking similar images with both lenses. The 180: f/4 is certainly quite a bit less expensive than the Telyt APO--roughly ⅓ the cost. ...
  • I think it is actually a pretty good camera. Leica was quite "adventurous " when they designed the UI, and I think they succeeded quite well. They have come out with three mid range zooms in a ...
  • Replied in Update
    So sorry the E-Bay offer didn't pan out, but glad PayPal refunded you your purchase. You'll be happy she you get the lens from your local dealer. It's wonderful. - Jared
  • I have only owned one of the Leica 180's, but here are my experiences with it on the SL: Leica 180mm APO Telyt-R f/3.4, R Adapter M, M-Adapter T The lens is ridiculously sharp at f/3.4, f/4, f/5.6, ...
  • Differences in image quality between two modern full frames sensors are too small to matter (except on paper) for most photographers in most situations. I would recommend you handle both. The ...
  • Replied in SL mea cupla
    I own an SL, a T, and have had several M's over the years so will try to answer your question. All the L mount lenses I have tried, the 23mm TL, the 18-56mm TL, and the 24-90 SL, are focus by wire ...
  • My understanding is that nobody knows the specific serial number range, but anything made after March 1, 2014 was made after the fix for the veiling flare was implemented.  The plane, gray box ...
  • Congratulations!  I expect you will be very happy.  I believe if you do a web search you can figure out what date of manufacture will guarantee the central veiling flare issue has been addressed. ...
  • Well, I have owned three different 50mm's for my Leica M's over the years.  I started with the current Summicron as my first rangefinder lens.  It was fantastic.  Only thing I didn't like about ...
  • If you want a manual focus lens, just try out some of the older AI Nikkors. I'd actually recommend the 50mm series 'E' lens designed originally for the Nikon EM. Lost camera, but the lens was ...
  • And what, pray tell, is the "Panasonic Look" to a video? Is that good or bad?
  • Replied in The Hole Truth
    It's not so much how the hole is drilled, but what material is used for the diaphragm. I prefer a titanium induced bikes to the carbon fiber bokeh favored by Zeiss. Let's not even speak about ...
  • Many years ago Kodak came out with the disc camera.  The camera was revolutionary in a few ways--it had a flat film plane, it had a molded glass aspheric lens, and it had automatic frame advance. ...
  • The obvious choice is the SF 40 that was just released.  It's a re-branded Nissin i40 but with the Leica TTL logic embedded.  It's much more capable than the SF 26.  It has both TTL and M ...
  • Replied in Without a hood
    Any lens can flare if the lighting conditions are wrong. What constitutes "wrong" will vary from lens to lens. Do you find this is a common problem with your D-Lux 4? More than with other cameras? ...
  • It's a nice camera.  I like the EVF and the control layout.  It's got much of of the "goodness" from the S, the M, and the T all combined in a single body.  A bit bigger than I would have liked. ...
  • By the way, I said "profile" where I meant "pre-set".  I would start just by using the default Adobe profile without any preset and see what adjustments you need to make.  Custom camera profiles, ...
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