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    One Year with a Leica M

    Hi There
    What with the new firmware, and having been a year since I picked up a prototype at Solms, I though it worth writing a few words . . .


    One Year with a Leica M

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    I certainly agree with your assessment of the rangefinder versus EVF. And a big thank for your reportage.
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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    A nice write up, as usual, Jono.

    If I remember rightly, you were an advocate of Daylight WB with the M9? Is your approach now to use Auto WB exclusively?

    By the way, 40,000 clicks?!

    All the best

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    Excellent report Jono!

    Even as I still do not shoot the M, reading your lines makes me nervous to get one asap

    Thanks

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Jono,

    Thank you! (I'm thanking you before I read it, but that's a safe bet)

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    Very disappointing.....

    40K exposures and I get to see 11 - whole lotta good stuff I would love to catch up on......

    And I still think you can make any box with a hole in the front sing.

    Nice report...



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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Woods View Post
    A nice write up, as usual, Jono.

    If I remember rightly, you were an advocate of Daylight WB with the M9? Is your approach now to use Auto WB exclusively?

    By the way, 40,000 clicks?!

    All the best

    Mike
    Hi Mike. I guess testing requires many unnecessary clicks.

    With respect to AWB. I've quietly gone back to Daylight WB, the rules haven't changed!

    So, no change!

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Very disappointing.....

    40K exposures and I get to see 11 - whole lotta good stuff I would love to catch up on......

    And I still think you can make any box with a hole in the front sing.

    Nice report...



    Warm regards,

    Bob
    Hi Bob.
    Various people (well, 2). Suggested that I should restrain myself, Admittedly, I had already reduced 40,000 to about 100. Do you think I should post the other 89?

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Bob.
    Various people (well, 2). Suggested that I should restrain myself, Admittedly, I had already reduced 40,000 to about 100. Do you think I should post the other 89?

    All the best
    Well YES ..unless one of them was Alfred Schopf.

    Perhaps a limited access gallery is in order...shame all the doubters!

    As always...humbled by the day and those who seize it.

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Simply makes me look forward to the day I own and use one, photo gods willing.

    I was shooting my MM in a dark club couple weeks ago where the framelines were difficult to see and I kept running up against the buffer. Which makes me say to myself repeatedly "ahh, an M would be so nice, so nice, so nice ..."

    Thanks, Jono
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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Quote Originally Posted by MCTuomey View Post
    Simply makes me look forward to the day I own and use one, photo gods willing.

    I was shooting my MM in a dark club couple weeks ago where the framelines were difficult to see and I kept running up against the buffer. Which makes me say to myself repeatedly "ahh, an M would be so nice, so nice, so nice ..."

    Thanks, Jono
    HI There
    I love my MM (and it's better at higher ISO), but the M just works - shooting today in a very dark Tannery, and it was a positive joy to use.

    all the best

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Jono, ignore my email. This last post has supplied the answer. And thank you.

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrew View Post
    Jono, ignore my email. This last post has supplied the answer. And thank you.
    Hi John
    I wouldn't dream of ignoring you - just relieved to see that what I wrote a month ago agrees with what I wrote today! (quite an achievement I'd say!)

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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    I loved your article, Jono.
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    Re: One Year with a Leica M

    Thank you so much Brad - a piece of fluff in the larger scale of things, but if you enjoyed it then that was what was intended

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    Good assessment, Jono. A pleasure to read.

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