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    Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    This makes for some interesting reading if you read Steve Huff's sometimes strange comparisons.

    The Crazy Comparison Returns! The $999 Olympus OM-D vs the $7995 Leica Monochrom! | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

    At the end of the day it is all about which camera one enjoys using that really matters. I enjoy using the OMD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    This makes for some interesting reading if you read Steve Huff's sometimes strange comparisons.

    The Crazy Comparison Returns! The $999 Olympus OM-D vs the $7995 Leica Monochrom! | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

    At the end of the day it is all about which camera one enjoys using that really matters. I enjoy using the OMD!
    I enjoy both
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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    I think when one owns this many cameras that is (comparisons) all they can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I think when one owns this many cameras that is (comparisons) all they can do.
    Yes,
    in my case the priority is as follows:

    1) Chatting and Browsing in the Internet about gear
    2) buying and selling gear; after buying gear main goal to find faults in the gear and goto 1);
    3) comparing gear to find further weakness in the gear; then goto 1 or directly to 2)
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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    I heard somewhere that finding the weakness is one of the biggest strengths one can have.
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    It may be a crazy comparison, but I have an M8, and I just bought an OM-D. They are completely different cameras. I think they complement each other.

    A couple of months ago, a friend of mine and I did a photo walk with his OM-D and my M8. Even at the pixel-peeping level, the overall IQ differences were minor. Each has strengths and each has flaws. You know what? I like them both!
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    I have to admit that I looked at this blog but didn't actually read it. This is partly because it seems like a pointless exercise designed only to fill a hole in cyberspace (can one still use the expression "cyberspace"?)

    However the main reason I didn't read it was because of all the well-known photography pundits out there (out here?) Steve Huff's presentation style is the most abominable. What he needs to do is add lots more typefaces and type-styles - and perhaps vary the colour (color?) of the text more. The addition of lots more !!!s - "screamers" as we used to call them in the trade - plus perhaps a good sprinkling of emoticons would also pep things up for the benefit of attention-challenged readers.

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Quote Originally Posted by Skridlovian View Post
    I have to admit that I looked at this blog but didn't actually read it. This is partly because it seems like a pointless exercise designed only to fill a hole in cyberspace (can one still use the expression "cyberspace"?)

    However the main reason I didn't read it was because of all the well-known photography pundits out there (out here?) Steve Huff's presentation style is the most abominable. What he needs to do is add lots more typefaces and type-styles - and perhaps vary the colour (color?) of the text more. The addition of lots more !!!s - "screamers" as we used to call them in the trade - plus perhaps a good sprinkling of emoticons would also pep things up for the benefit of attention-challenged readers.
    The blog title says it all. Why bother reading?

    (Unless you have both the cameras and need validation for BOTH!)

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    I agree with you guys - this thread here is so much more useful and full of information compared to the crazy comparison on Steves site.

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    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    Which one will be your choice?

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    I'm in the process of doing that right now.

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    Jono, what are you going to keep? I just bought an OM-D, but I'm not selling my M8. No way. An RF plus an "everything else" camera are nicely complementary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    Yes,
    in my case the priority is as follows:

    1) Chatting and Browsing in the Internet about gear
    2) buying and selling gear; after buying gear main goal to find faults in the gear and goto 1);
    3) comparing gear to find further weakness in the gear; then goto 1 or directly to 2)
    10) Photography
    Why stress yourself? Cut out #10!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I heard somewhere that finding the weakness is one of the biggest strengths one can have.
    It's certainly easier...but that's about all you can say about that?

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    Good advice...I was at four...now down to two...considering one...

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    This is what's funny about the internet.
    Someone decides to have some fun (yes, some people actually like to write for fun and take photos for fun, even if the result is not adding much to the greater good of the world). Then a whole bunch of people hiding behind keyboards who apparently have nothing better to do decide to waste more time by writing their thoughts which are just as pointless as the article they are complaining about.

    Does anyone else see the irony here?


    p.s. - Yes, I'm wasting away my lunch hour sitting behind a keyboard.
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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    I am in the same process as we speak.

    I have an S2 system (Leica) with four lenses which I am selling. I am too old for hiking the necessary requirements for landscape photography, especially with a heavy MFDB rig.

    I have a Fuji X1 pro with 35 1.4 lens which I think has great possibilities but not before the raw files are supported in a major converter e.g. lightroom or Capture One pro. So it is now on the bloc as well.

    I have a Leica M9P which I will keep and supplement with the Monochrome as well. When the new M is released i will get it and then sell the M9P. Along with a few of the best of the M lenses, this is the rig I will shoot. No more systems for me!

    Invest in one, good, and versatile system; learn to shoot with it in all conditions, and stop buying the latest and greatest only to sell it later.

    Mastery, not mystery

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    Yep I agree with this and I am certainly trying!! My Fuji X1Pro outfit has gone together with my trusty old Panasonic LC1 (that was a big wrench but times and technolgy move on.) My Sony gear will be next and with a range of Sony Zeiss and Minolta lenses.

    The OMD stays though as It is really enjoyable to use and gives me more than adequate IQ with a good mixture of Pana and Oly lenses.

    My old back has never felt better!

    Of course I could still be seduced by the new Leica M one day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Klein View Post
    Jono, what are you going to keep? I just bought an OM-D, but I'm not selling my M8. No way. An RF plus an "everything else" camera are nicely complementary.
    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    I have a Leica M9P which I will keep and supplement with the Monochrome as well. When the new M is released i will get it and then sell the M9P. Along with a few of the best of the M lenses, this is the rig I will shoot. No more systems for me!
    Yes, that's me too. My Sony alpha kit is on ebay as I type, but it's gonna be tough to clear out the m4/3 stuff , and I might just keep an OMD body with a couple of zooms. I really like it, but when I compare the results with the m9p . . . well. I will wait until the M appears, just to be certain, but i'm already fairly sure.

    The excuse for having more than one system has always been because I couldn't do zooms or telephoto or macro on the M system, I don't want to do that stuff so often, but I do sometimes. . . AF I can live without easily. But now, with the new M it looks like I'll be able to do the macro and telephoto and zoom when I need to.

    The trouble is that it's easy to decide on one system . . . and it's easy to sell the other stuff . . . . .but it's not so easy to resist buying the next greatest thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhsimmonds View Post
    The OMD stays though as It is really enjoyable to use and gives me more than adequate IQ with a good mixture of Pana and Oly lenses.

    My old back has never felt better!

    Of course I could still be seduced by the new Leica M one day!
    . . . . The OMD really is good isn't it

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    The fact is that there are only a handful of people who own/use only a Leica. Most owners use other mirrorless cams. Some even make photos.

    I would like to buy a Leica MM when it becomes available (not willing to wait in line). Perhaps, by that time, there will be a mirrorless monochrome camera. Even Leica have gone live view nowadays.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnewell View Post


    It's certainly easier...but that's about all you can say about that?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The fact is that there are only a handful of people who own/use only a Leica. Most owners use other mirrorless cams. Some even make photos.
    I wonder Vivek - I think that LUF is full of people who only own/use a Leica. But they don't come here!

    When I went to the launch of the MM, I really felt in the minority in having any interest in other cameras - lots of people (professionals included) only shoot Leica. . . . . I think all of these people made photos as well, as comparative testing is more problematic if you only have one system!

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Hi Jono, I thought there were as many MMs as the OMDs on that day in that venue!

    Obviously, I do not have any figures but I think I am correct in what I said.

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    FWIW, I sold my M9 for the OM-D. IQ has become too close to continue justifying the cost of the M9 since i bought it back in 2009. And I can still use my leica glass!

    Just got a cheap adapter today and took this with my 90 elmarit on the OM-D in raw mode and processed with default LR settings.
    http://bluelemonphoto.smugmug.com/Po...0-_B200455.jpg
    Not bad for that "tiny" sensor, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Hi Jono, I thought there were as many MMs as the OMDs on that day in that venue!
    Possibly - but there weren't very many MM's. if Steve Huff counts as 6 people then you're probably right!
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Obviously, I do not have any figures but I think I am correct in what I said.
    I know lots of people who only shoot Leica - honestly - and some of them are serious and good.
    I'm even considering becoming one of them (will that make me serious and good though . . .I doubt it!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2mini View Post
    FWIW, I sold my M9 for the OM-D. IQ has become too close to continue justifying the cost of the M9 since i bought it back in 2009. And I can still use my leica glass!

    Just got a cheap adapter today and took this with my 90 elmarit on the OM-D in raw mode and processed with default LR settings.
    http://bluelemonphoto.smugmug.com/Po...0-_B200455.jpg
    Not bad for that "tiny" sensor, eh?
    Nothing wrong with the OMD, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I know lots of people who only shoot Leica - honestly - and some of them are serious and good.
    I'm even considering becoming one of them (will that make me serious and good though . . .I doubt it!).
    Jono,

    I returned to the flock with the MM. I am interested if the M will address all of my other inadequacies ... if so it will be a relief...I have tilted at windmills for such a long time.

    Others have figured out the sensor thing...they still lag when it comes to glass....IMNSHO.


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    While I also would like to reduce and simplify my gear I see clear advantages of my S2 when I want max. IQ, and clear advantages when I go on a bike tour in mixed weather with the kids to bring the OMD, and great advantages when I travel to bring the Leica M.
    And I even enjoy to take a film camera once or twice a year, shoot a roll of film and dream about the past.
    OK-there is still some more stuff I have here which I should get rid of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    OK-there is still some more stuff I have here which I should get rid of.
    The hardest thing in my estimation is knowing what to divest and what to keep...I seem to regret some choices. An infinite universe of possibilities can be a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Someone once gave me a wise piece of advice - which I have never followed - which is that owning more than one camera system will eventually drive you nuts.

    I own three currently but I am seriously thinking of selling all my kit and having just one.

    LouisB
    Louis, If you sell all your kit, you have not one but none

    If I decide to go for one system only, it will probably be m4/3. Appart from the lack of wide aperture telephoto lenses, it's the easiest system to live with and it seems to be the best compromise. But there are dilemmas:

    - It won't replace medium format, Fuji GX680 in my case, black and white film.. It's a totally different world, another artform.
    - It can't replace my Nikon F6. Nothing can replace a Nikon F6. It's the best AF SLR ever, analogue or digital. Luckily, it works fine as a walkaround camera with just one or a couple of lenses.
    - It will struggle to replace a Canon FF DSLR with those f/1.2 lenses. I don't have any Canon gear, but I do wonder if it would be interesting to buy a 6D and one or both of those lenses. Other legacy glass would work fine as well with that camera, so I really should have one Still, I wouldn't sell the F6, leaving me with yet another system
    - The original OM system is of course irreplaceable. Luckily, it's rather small, and since I only own... ... a dozen or so lenses for that system, it doesn't take up too many selves in the dry cabinet.
    - The Contax 35mm cameras can go of course, except the 85mm, which works so great on m4/3. It's a fine portrait lens on the RX as well, so why not keep it? It can't have much value on the second hand market anyway, can it?

    Apart from these insignificant exceptions, and maybe a Rolleiflex TLR somewhere down the road, I really do think that I could live with m4/3 only
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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    I agree with Jono, most of the Leica Fellowship members use only one brand of camera.........but they do tend to own and use quite a few of that Leica brand!

    Some of the them are either professional or retired professional photographers too.

    There are a minority of the membership who are like me.....just gear sluts!
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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Dave, What entails a Leica fellowship?

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    Dave, What entails a Leica fellowship?
    I would not normally have posted this information in deference to the Forum owners and implied advertising, but as it is in answer to quite a few similar enquiries sent by private posting, there is obviously a more public curiosity if not interest in the Leica Fellowship, so here goes:

    I have a section devoted to the Fellowship on my web site David Simmonds Photography: Welcome and if you google it you will also find the Fellowship's own rather dated web site.

    The Leica Fellowship was formed in 1976 by a group of enthusiasts who attended a two/three day Leica course at either Wetzlar, Solms (Germany), Luton or Milton Keynes(England). The courses were the requirement for membership. Unfortunately the courses no longer exist in the same 2/3 day duration. Therefore entry requirements have had to be changed.

    Membership is available to persons:
    Who have attended a Leica course of suitable duration, the course having been approved by the Council.
    User or users of Leica cameras who are proposed and seconded by fully paid up members and are approved by the Council.

    This month I have enrolled a chap who attended a course at Wetzlar many moons ago and another just this week did not attend any course but is an avid Leica enthusiast and we managed to get him proposed and seconded as a member!

    We meet twice a year Spring and Autumn alternating North South East and West of the UK and spouses are positively encouraged! We have an informal competition in the Spring and a more serious (nothing is ever that serious!) print and digital projection competitions in the Autumn when various trophy's are up for grabs! Last Year the Americans grabbed many of them!

    The week-ends start on a friday usually at about 18.00 hrs for registration followed by welcome cocktails then dinner followed by a talk, by a leading light in the Leica world or sometimes by a member. Saturday is usually a free day for members to enjoy the locality then Dinner and either a competition or another talk. The organiser tries to get a key speaker (not necessarily Leica biased) such as Charlie Waite or similar at least once during each week-end. Sunday is the coach outings day, usually to some local photographic opportunity or attraction. Dinner in the evening and then home again on Monday. An attractive all inclusive price usually ensures good attendance of 70-90 members and spouses.

    The talks and banter go on in the bars around the hotel, which are usually of large Best Western standard. So reasonable but not over expensive. It is really all about the camaraderie and the spouses are as keen as the blokes to meet up with their counterparts for a good chat and gossip. It is the best photographic club of anywhere in my opinion!!

    Whilst the emphasis is on matters Leica, it is by no means all Leica and many other brands are often seen and discussed informally and whilst out and about. We have members from New Zealand, Holland (Erwin Puts and his charming wife), a number from the USA and Canada, all who participate at meetings but not always on every occasion.

    Now you know!! So let me know if you are interested, preferably by a PP please.
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    Wow! Did not think my throw away line in my last post would lead to similar responses.

    I'm seriously thinking of divesting myself of my Hasselblad kit. I love that kit. I love the SWC. What a terrific camera. Seriously. Problem is that I have to give in to the problem that despite the fact I am only in my late 50s my back is in such a poor state I cannot lug heavy equipment any longer. It is not only the weight but also the bulk.

    One nail in the coffin has been working with the Sigma DP2M. I should actually sell all my kit and just buy the DP1M as a second camera. But I know I won't. If you have not checked out the DP2M see the results posted in the Other thread. If the main camera makers do not come out with a Foveon competitor they will be missing a trick (there is a rumour that Sony has filed a foveon-lookalike patent at Sony Rumours).

    The sensible thing would be to sell the Hasselblad kit and probably invest in the new GH-3 as I have the 7-14, 20/1.7, 50/1.4 45/2.8 and 100-300 lenses. My m43rds kit has done me very well in the last couple of years even leading to some commercial opportunities.

    However, I am also thinking along the lines of selling the Hasselblad and m43rds kit and going with the new Nikon D600, a Zeiss 21/2.8 (to replace my SWC) possibly a Zeiss 25/2 (because you can), and the old AF-D Nikkors for the 35/2, 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 focal lengths. One reason for going back to Nikon is the compatibility with legacy lenses - especially the old manual ones which can often be bought for a song and often out perform some of the newer ones. And the possibility of converting other glass, like Leica R glass.

    Bear in mind I don't do people or fast moving things. I do a lot of stuff on tripod.

    I was thinking about the Canon 5dMkIII but I tried both that and the Nikon D600 and picking up the D600 was like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes. I rejected the D800 because of size/weight/ridiculous file sizes (sorry!).

    This could all be academic and I may do nothing but that's my thinking to date.

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    Re: Olympus OMD-v-Leica MM

    Dave, Thanks for the time to answer my query. So, it is a club with membership, right?

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    Yes Vivek, you have got it in one!

    It is however a unique photographic club as it is international in membership with the emphasis on "fellowship" rather than "leica". Some members may not agree with me there however! We do have excellent relationships with Leica management and staff.
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