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M10-D mini-review

Jack

Sr. Administrator
Staff member
WARNING: Play nice folks, lest a few of you get a timeout...

IOW carry on KINDLY, and know the mods are watching and will moderate all offenders if/when things get out of hand...
 

Bob

Administrator
Staff member
As I am watching too from Canterbury.
I also had a chance to handle the camera at Jono’s Home and actually it is a lot more comfortable than a thumbs-up that plugs up the hot shoe. So if you like carrying your camera that way it is a real good option. If not then I guess you might scratch your head and wonder.
-bob
 
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Godfrey

Well-known member
Good points but I suspect it won't call for drastic Dremel tool action. I'm sure it will be removable same as you can with a film M body.
I imagine it will be, but I suspect I'd want to fill the space left when you remove it with something. Either reshape the lever into a ring or shape an appropriately sized bit of material to fit in its place.

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Ai_Print

Active member
WARNING: Play nice folks, lest a few of you get a timeout...

IOW carry on KINDLY, and know the mods are watching and will moderate all offenders if/when things get out of hand...
If directed at me, I apologize.

I am just a bit irritated at how Leica spends their profits on flashy new special editions and looney things like faux film levers when the tool I need for my job could be months away from being fixed.

It was never my intention to "Hijack" the thread, Godfrey merely asked me a question and then I responded and folks flipped out.
 
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scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
I suspect I'd want to fill the space left when you remove it with something. Either reshape the lever into a ring or shape an appropriately sized bit of material to fit in its place.

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Here's where I expect to hear from Technical Match, who created three kinds of shutter button, any day now. (Tom Abrahamsson is no longer with us and as an M2 lover would not sympathize.)
 

airfrogusmc

Active member
If directed at me, I apologize.

I am just a bit irritated at how Leica spends their profits on flashy new special editions and looney things like faux film levers when the tool I need for my job could be months away from being fixed.

It was never my intention to "Hijack" the thread, Godfrey merely asked me a question and then I responded and folks flipped out.
I think that if these special editions weren't making money they (Leica) certainly would not do them. I feel if these special editions help keep Leica in the black and they then can produce cameras like the M 10 and the MM then it's all good. I would never buy one of these special edition cameras but I really don't care if they produce them. I would even say if it helps them making MMs, M 10s and film cameras then it's a good thing. I just won't buy one any collectors item because these are tools for me. Not something to be put on a shelf.

Just like I will not buy this D model. I will be picking up another M 10 before the end of the year though for the biz. I haven't shot with the new M 10 D but it seems to me that this thumb rest is kinda like a thumbs up that you can move out of the way if you do not want to use it. If you don't like it the best protest to a company is vote with your $$$$. Don't buy it.
 
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scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
If you need to complain about special editions, go to the thread on "only 60 copies." The M10-D isn't a special edition. It's just an M10-P with the controls largely offloaded to your phone or to a viewfinder, neither of which is needed to take pictures. I'm getting good use out of mine, and using it in challenging conditions.

L1008510 Panorama by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr M24/2.8 asph ISO 6400
 

scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
Would it have been more simple for the camera to sync the time with the phone through the app? That’s how I would’ve designed it... along with being able to format cards in the camera through the app.
The FOTOS app does both of those things. Since 1.0.1 in iOS and 1.0.2 in Android.
 

jdphoto

Well-known member
I've had several film Leica's and never once used the rewind lever as a "thumbs up" grip. Do people actually hold a Leica that way?
 

ptomsu

Workshop Member
I've had several film Leica's and never once used the rewind lever as a "thumbs up" grip. Do people actually hold a Leica that way?
Occasionally they do - I did so with all my film Leica's :thumbs: and I loved it!
 
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Vivek

Guest
Neck strap to secure the camera, left hand on the lens to focus, right hand to trip the shutter- the average “normal” operation.

I've had several film Leica's and never once used the rewind lever as a "thumbs up" grip. Do people actually hold a Leica that way?
 

scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
Sometimes, especially when taking a vertical, but more often I use all that nice leather-covered back of the camera to hold onto. And when I am using a heavy lens and between shots, I am more likely to hold the camera in one hand, with my hand under both camera and lens, thumb on top of the lens keeping the lens cap from falling off.
 

scott kirkpatrick

Well-known member
Irakly Shanidze has added a short commentary on the M10-D on his website:
Leica M10-D. The Cutting Edge Old School – ART PHOTO ACADEMY

He concentrates on exposures in very bad light and shooting somewhat predictable action in dance since these would seem to be challenges. He liked it (but I suspect he had to send it back to Leica when his time was up).

Incidentally, there are some copies in stock again, for example, I saw one listed at Popflash.

I'm enjoying mine. Used it as the principal camera on a recent trip to Spain. I tend to keep the thumb-rest winding lever out, but hold it primarily by gripping the front and back of the camera, with my right hand through a triple-loop of bog-standard Leica strap, which I attached with the ends going down and the triple loop already made. When the strap is over my shoulder, there are twists in it, but for one-hand operation it works great.

C1090947 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr CL60/[email protected]/8
 
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