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    SOLD-- VERY SAD DAY

    Dear forums mates:

    My eyesight has reached the point where a manual focus camera is just impossible. I finished with some images of the grand kids yesterday and they are a mess. The focus is just terrible. I only have one eye that seems to have hope and it is failing me. By the time I get to close focus, I have missed the shot. Making me crazy! I can't tell you how this move upsets me. Jack and Guy know my love for Leica. This hurts!!

    SO....back to the world of autofocus. Canon 5DII is on its way.

    NOW...all my Leica gear is going. I thought before I put this marvelous machine, its lenses and accessories on eBay, I would let you guys here at DPI have first crack. Here are my eBay shots of the gear. Let me know if you have any interest. I can assure you, every piece is as MINT as it looks and in perfect working order. I think some of you know me well enough to trust my description to be correct. The only thing I did to the M9 was add the "black dot" and remove the white lettering from '"M9" to tone down its identity a bit. And, add the black soft release. It carries current firmware.

    What you see are four shots of the M9 with three batteries, all cables, charger and Leica SDHC case (the strap hasn't even been opened), the Leica SF-24D flash unit, the 1.4x magnifier with extra chain, the Leica cable release and a CSEP-1 Thumbs Up. As you can see, everything has been well cared for. Lenses to follow...

    Damn this is painful!

    I will put the images up in two posts...hope this works from your end.

    Email me directly with any questions at [email protected]. Happy to answer them!!
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    Re: FS - VERY SAD DAY - continued

    My lenses that I will be offering:

    Shown are a 50mm F1.4 with two lenses hoods (folding rubber and steel w/Leica cap), protective filter, IR filter and a glass shot, the 21mm f1.4 with protective filter, extra lens cap and a glass shot, a Black 21mm Leica finder and case and the 90mm f2 with protective filter and a glass shot.
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Re: FS - VERY SAD DAY

    Prices?

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    Re: FS - VERY SAD DAY

    Wow, what a beautiful collection of gear. I'm sure this must be tough for you Reynolds. Good luck with the sale. The 5DII is a step-down for sure, but still a fine camera, and will work well on the grand kids.

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    A beautiful kit, Reynolds. As Mike says, we appreciate the process you're dealing with in this transition. If you need Canon lenses for your 5DII I'm thinking of listing a few here, but you're welcome to PM me if you're interested before I get to it.

    Good luck with the sale of your fine Leica kit.

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    Ugh, bummer. Sorry to hear you're stepping out on the M gear. The 5D2 will be a good camera - perhaps not quite on the same level, but very capable just the same.

    I look forward to some prices as I might be game on the CSEP-1.

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    Re: FS - VERY SAD DAY

    Thanks so much for you kind words! Since we all know the probably prices for clean gear, if you are interested email me your offers at [email protected]. I am not interested in prolonging this agony. As I am telling everyone, "be merciful"!!!

    As for the 5D II....it's the lightest thing I could find...agree?
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Reynolds,
    While it is sad that you have to change gear I think it is great that you got to enjoy Leica gear for very many years. Some of us with even younger eyes are hopeless at focus!

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    Reynolds,
    I'm sorry to hear this. You have an artistic eye, so you will make wonderful images with the 5DII. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
    As for the 5D II....it's the lightest thing I could find...agree?
    It's not that bad, I used to have one, and unless you're carrying a lot of fast/long glass, it's quite manageable.

    You can always pick up the Fuji X100 for some AF rangefinder action when that is available, APS-C and non-interchangeable lens though.

    I really want that lux and cron... I would have to shift a LOT of my existing glass first though, condition looks truly mint.

    Good luck with the sale, and good on you for not giving up on photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
    Thanks so much for you kind words! Since we all know the probably prices for clean gear, if you are interested email me your offers at [email protected]. I am not interested in prolonging this agony. As I am telling everyone, "be merciful"!!!

    As for the 5D II....it's the lightest thing I could find...agree?
    Reynolds, while I understand your thoughts on pricing we need to be consistent in applying the rules that do state that you must included prices in the listing.

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    Reynolds,

    Very sorry to hear of the condition that has forced you to make this move.

    Have you perhaps considered a Leica Digilux 2 that is (the only/the first?) hybrid rangefinder/SLR, which offers autofocus, a superb 28 to 90 mm f2.0 to f/2.4 Vario-Summicron lens and exceptional IQ for such a humble camera? (The EVF is rudimentary but you can also use the rear screen to compose and focus if it helps.)

    Pete.

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    Gosh, guys...I should have read the rules. Let me put my pencil to this. My fault entirely. Didn't get that part.
    Best to all,

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    I'm interested in the SF24 flash. PM sent.

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    Re: FS - VERY SAD DAY

    Reynolds,
    Wow I know how you feel. Im am still a youngster just turned 48, but I have trouble sometimes focusing my M9 also, but I just grin and bear it, and do a little focus bracketing. Maybe in the future Leica will have some kind of focus verification light come on in the viewfinder, still being manual focus of course. What a shame. The M9 takes juts amazing photo's, yet for my day work I use a Nikon D3s AF on all the time.. Go figure.
    Good luck with you sale. I wish I could afford your 21mm but I am sure it will be way out of my budget
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    I may be interested in the 21mm, cable release, and M9 batteries. Please pm me with prices.

    Sorry to hear that. I guess we all eventually Will hqve focusing problems.

    Thks
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    Now, let's see...prices

    M9 and extras in photo.....$5900
    1.4x Magnifier SOLD
    Cable Release $30
    Thumbs Up (1wk old) $125
    SF 24D Flash $275
    21mm f1.4 Lux $6000 including the 21mm finder.
    50mm f1.4 Lux $3300 including all the extras in the lens photograph
    90mm f2 $3000 including all the extras in the lens photograph

    Think that's it!!
    Last edited by Reynolds; 26th November 2010 at 16:40.
    Best to all,

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    Reynolds,

    So sorry to hear about this development. On the plus side, I have a 5DII that's produced many lovely shots, so, while it doesn't provide the pure visceral joy of photography that the rangefinder does, it still can deliver the goods.

    I bought a WATE from Reynolds a few months back and found it exactly as advertised. Buy with confidence from a gentleman. Good luck with the sale, and with this new phase of your photography!

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    Thanks for all the kind words, Brad! That's when I went to the 21mm. Man, I will miss this experience! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Oh Reynolds! I still hope one day we will see FF EVIL:
    http://leicarumors.com/2010/05/05/ru...hotokina.aspx/

    Waiting for it - I sold M9 too. But instead of Canon 5D II - I just recently started to use NEX with Zeiss "M" lenses. Earlier I had 5d II too and u43.

    I no more worry about focus shift, optical magnifiers, etc. It is not the same as M9 ZEN, but in my opinion - it is closer than big, heavy 5D... It won't give you quality of M9, but pictures keep similar climate. I use only M(anual) mode, set LCD as B&W, focus manually on magnified screen. No shutter lug, also no ultra wide angle. I miss EVF too, maybe it will appear in next version of NEX.

    You can consider coming X100, too. After experience of M9 - I personally would never come back to dSLR, unless I would have to earn a livelihood.

    All the best!

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    PM sent for Lux 50

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    Sorry for the news.
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    You guys are just great. The understanding is really special to me. Thanks!
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    I have the 5DMkII, it's a great camera. It's going to take some getting used to after shooting with a rangefinder, but it will absolutely deliver. While it's a bummer to give up a camera you love, photography is a journey and you need the tools that will get you where you're going. Welcome to a new path.

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    Reynolds very limited internet where I am but wanted to let you know we feel for you here at GetDPI. As a long time Pro my eyes are everything so I know how you are feeling. I went Sony lately for my 35mm system and do like it but the Canon 5DII is a great cam and you will enjoy it.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Reynolds very limited internet where I am but wanted to let you know we feel for you here at GetDPI. As a long time Pro my eyes are everything so I know how you are feeling. I went Sony lately for my 35mm system and do like it but the Canon 5DII is a great cam and you will enjoy it.
    Curious, which Sony?

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    850 and a A33 backup. But my daughter loves the A33 and I have a feeling it may disappear out of my bag. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    850 and a A33 backup. But my daughter loves the A33 and I have a feeling it may disappear out of my bag. LOL
    What do you think if the a850 compared to Leica M? I've had my on the a900. Sometimes I miss autofocus also. Thanks.

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    I may do a review on the Sony when I get more time with it but don't want to dilute Reynolds sale on this thread.

    Good luck Reynolds
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Thanks so much, Guy! You and Jack are the best!
    Best to all,

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    UPDATE: Everthing sold except -

    21mm f1.4 Lux and finder (1 - mulling it over)
    90mm f2 (2 - mulling it over)
    Cable Release

    Nearing the end of this saga!!
    Best to all,

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    Update:

    Only the 90mm f2 left...at $2625 on eBay. What a week!
    Best to all,

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    What a week is right, Reynolds. Congrats on finding new homes for such a handsome kit. Your new kit will be a continuation of the journey.

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    Thanks so much, Dale! And, the 90mm just sold this morning! The end!
    Best to all,

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    Congradulations Reynolds! Yes, it's a sad day when one has to let go of a system they love due to eyesight. On the other hand it's the start of a great new adventure, which in time hopefully will bring back all the joy you love so much in photography. We look forward to hearing about you new experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Congradulations Reynolds! Yes, it's a sad day when one has to let go of a system they love due to eyesight. On the other hand it's the start of a great new adventure, which in time hopefully will bring back all the joy you love so much in photography. We look forward to hearing about you new experiences.
    Agreed! Keep on rockin' as they say.

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    Thanks for all the support and thanks to all the DPI purchases. I hope each item serves you well. I loved it all!

    Now, I have to go read about selecting the "AF point" and "Drive Mode" in the 5D II manual.
    Best to all,

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    Oh, has anyone tried to glue two Canon lens caps together like Jack's trademark "doubles"? A little tricky!!
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Sad to see this, Reynolds. But I have no doubt you'll be crafting wonderful images with the Canon. Might even be tempted to peek at the Canon thread to check them out.

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