Runnicle

Joined on Sep 22, 2012

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  • If you're willing to "settle" for a "plain" M240 (non-P), then reliable Setadel Studios in Toronto has one now in "near-Mint" condition for just $3,750, and they do mail order.  Is a "P" worth ...
  • Only 8 models of digital Leica cameras have ever been previewed or reviewed here on DPR.  Of these, DLux-2, M8, X1 and Q are the only four ever to have received a "full" review.  And of these, ...
  • As someone who owns and cherishes Leica's tradition of producing small cameras ("C" and "X2") and equally small rangefinder lenses, nothing could prepare me for the shock of my first viewing of ...
  • Denis, then a tele-Elmarit 90mm f/2.8 early version mfg. in Canada might be the way to go, and they're still pretty reasonably priced around $500.  Runnicle
  • Denis, speaking of the longer FL lenses for the M9, Voigtlander also made (but no longer) a 90mm Lanthar f/3.5 for Leica screw mount.  This is readily available used and generally priced from ...
  • Denis, your extended contact with the "kissing couple" on the streets of Manhattan reminded me of a tag line from an old TV show: "There are eight million stories in the Naked City, and this has ...
  • Denis, yes, the X2 and XV do become somewhat superfluous in the presence of the M9.  But, I was not sure about the M9 when I stepped up to it, so I decided to keep the X2 and XV until the ...
  • Leica announced in June of last year that they had finished making a new CCD sensor not susceptible to corrosion to replace older faulty sensors that had started corroding, and that they were then ...
  • Denis, I too am a new owner of a used M9.  The X2 was my first Leica, followed later by an XV, both bought used.  And I had also purchased over the past few years more than a dozen inexpensive LTM ...
  • Mike, as you just did, I too recently acquired an XV.  I already had the Olympus VF-2 for use with my X2.  My XV did not come with a UV filter, but I've ordered the standared B&W version (about ...
  • Because you have already received good answers to your inquiry about X-Vario from the Leica forum, perhaps it might be helpful just to summarize here: 1) great IQ (resolution & color) at base ISO, ...
  • Jim, it was interesting to learn of your leaving X2 for the "T." About the same time you were switching, I too was contemplating a similar transition, although my plans did not include selling my ...
  • Leica omitted an OVF/EVF from X1, X2 and XV, thus forcing users to purchase an initial accessory if they wanted such functionality.  As to the automatic lens cap (ALC), I simply got tired of the ...
  • The ALC-X2 screws on and off quite easily.  The hardest part of installation in my case was to screw off the original ring flange for mounting the OEM lens cap, but that was because the ring ...
  • Replied in Currency
    Sigma has recently produced fine optical gear at quite low price points.  Like their pre-ART 19mm and 30mm lenses a couple years ago for Sony E-mount. These were entry-level gear based on ...
  • Replied in Currency
    Could be just Sigma's way of moving unsold holiday inventory. Chances are, I believe, that these reduced prices will not be permanent, for one reason that there would be no price differential ...
  • Jim, and thank you for pointing out elsewhere that the GXR-M was now being discussed on the Rangefinder web site.  I still use mine from time-to-time, but less so now that I've discovered Merrills ...
  • I just noticed that this same special sale pricing on all 4 Quattro models is also now appearing at Adorama.  If memory serves, previous Sigma sales featuring big discounts tended to be rather ...
  • Created discussion thread Quattro on Sale in USA
    Apparently just started today.  All four models discounted at B&H.  Probably other vendors to follow suite soon?  Timing of sale probably won't make existing customers happy who purchased a ...
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