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    Fun with the Leica T

    Well, Although delivery was scheduled for end May - some people at least have had them delivered in the UK

    So - lets get this show on the road!

    Here are a few to be getting on with


    all the best
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    Lovely set Jono. Do the black ones also come with your talent for image making? :sycophantic mode:
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    Very nice, Jono! All looking quite nice.

    I seem to recall you tried a few R lenses on the T. I presume you used the T's M to T adapter, and fitted an R to M adapter onto that ... Which one? The one by Leica?

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    A wonderful set of shots. Leica couldn't have a better advertisement.

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    Very nice, Jono!
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    Lovely set Jono. Do the black ones also come with your talent for image making? :sycophantic mode:
    Hah
    quite a lot of the early ones were taken with a black one

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    That's quite a nice range of shots in your selection of 90. Thanks.

    Did you have the "Visoflex" when you were at the beach, and if so, how did it hold up under bright sunlight? I don't expect to see into the shadows, but was it shaded well enough so that you didn't need to devote one hand to shielding your viewing eye for framing a shot?

    Have you had discussions that you can share about how the visoflex technology might come to be used with the M240? Through an adapter, or a different model with the earlier footprint (and perhaps with the nice VF4 retaining latch)?

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Well, Although delivery was scheduled for end May - some people at least have had them delivered in the UK

    So - lets get this show on the road!

    Here are a few to be getting on with


    all the best
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    Wonderful images !!!!
    But just having bought a Miele Dishwasher, I still do think a E-M10 would be more tempting for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    But just having bought a Miele Dishwasher, I still do think a E-M10 would be more tempting for me!
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    You do realise that the EM-10 is not weather sealed
    Or does the latest premium priced Miele have a 'Sensor Clean' setting ?
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    The last one!!
    Contrary to your assumption in one of your posts, Leica must have chosen you for your qualities as a photographer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    You do realise that the EM-10 is not weather sealed
    Or does the latest premium priced Miele have a 'Sensor Clean' setting ?

    your right ...then I better skip the idea about sensor-washing, even though the Miele is a very sensitive machine
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    Lovely set of images Jono.

    Goes to show Jono's mastery irrespective of the mediocre ( and I am being very generous ) nature of the tool.

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    Great shots Jono!

    The Leica T gets more interesting every day

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I found the Leica T a very pleasant surprise. Much more than I had expected.

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    Thanks Jono for introducing us to an enticing camera.

    Would it be possible, and would you be so kind, as to provide some
    RAW files for us to peruse. I fear the reduced jpg and sRGB files
    do not do the camera justice.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post

    your right ...then I better skip the idea about sensor-washing, even though the Miele is a very sensitive machine
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    Don't listen to him Thorkil - we have one of those Miele things, they're great for washing sensors

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Don't listen to him Thorkil - we have one of those Miele things, they're great for washing sensors
    Now I see what I did wrong, when I tried to get rid of sensor dust on a Ricoh GRD by putting it on top of my Miele...should have put it inside!
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    Lovely images, Jono...it's your eye and heart, though, not the furshlugginer camera that is rendering theses beautiful pics.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Hmm - here's something different
    Scarlett was one on Saturday - so we all went off on a bike ride on Sunday (100km for those who took the correct route 115km for this old fool who went the wrong way).
    For those who don't know, Scarlett was born nearly 4 months early, at 1 lb 10 oz (740gm), and she was in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 73 days.

    20 of us went on a bike ride to raise funds, including 2 of Scarlett's 3 grandfathers. . . . . so, these are not great snaps, but they document a fine event! (and they were all taken with a Leica T)


    A motley crew - ready for the off



    Scarlett's Grandee's - 2 of her 3 grandfathers after 100km (and more)



    Scarlett opening her birthday presents.

    Sorry - these are not magnificent images, but they do tell a story . . if you want more story you can get it here:

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    Super set of images Jono. A great advertisement for the T. Thank you for starting this thread, I look forward to seeing more from this camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    ...
    Sorry - these are not magnificent images, but they do tell a story . .
    What can be more magnificent than the joy and love being expressed in these photographs, Jono?

    Bravo, wonderful work!

    I love still life, landscape, street, and other ventures in photographic art. But some of the very best photographs I have seen are those that document the heart of friendship and family joy...

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    . . From the sublime to the ridiculous - both with the kit zoom


    Contemplation with your mate


    erm - captions please

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    "Spectators"
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    Re: caption. Which way to the bicycle park?
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    Great gallery set....I especially like the stealthy self portrait.
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    Great gallery set....I especially like the stealthy self portrait.
    HI Terry
    it had to be stealthy (based on what I was wearing).

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    win (from Jono's series)

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    Mysterious and very deep ... It broods.

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    HI Todd
    Glad you liked that - I was rather pleased as well - it's a bunch of bends!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Hi Jono,

    What combo of adapters are you using for your R 60 macro?

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    Hi Terry
    I'm using the T to M adapter - and then the M to R adapter - they're tight and good and fit well.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Lovely late spring morning - so I spent some time with the T and the 60mm macro elmarit, mostly at f2.8

    Worth noting
    1. No tripod was used in the creation of these images
    2. No Focus magnification was used either - it was simply focused using the EVF at normal zoom ratio.
    3. light cropping only for compositional purposes


    crumpled


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    maculinea nausithous (probably)

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    More Shots with the Leica T and the 60mm elmarit
    (conditions as above).


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    Lovely!

    Okay, I'm going to be shameless here and send everybody to Scarlett's page because being able to buy a new incubator would just be the bees knees!

    I'll donate again, Mr Slack, if only you'll share some photos of the lovely little Scarlett on her first birthday… For instance, did she get to stick her fists into a cake or is that only an American thing?
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Hi Cam. I think that's an American thing!
    However. Scarlett was first page news on the regional paper over the weekend.
    ... And you mustn't donate again. You've been really generous already (lots of other people here have been really generous too). We'll get there and I'll post some more birthday girl snaps tomorrow.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Cam. I think that's an American thing!
    However. Scarlett was first page news on the regional paper over the weekend.
    ... And you mustn't donate again. You've been really generous already (lots of other people here have been really generous too). We'll get there and I'll post some more birthday girl snaps tomorrow.

    All the best
    It may not even be American… it might just be my family

    Regardless, I will donate again if it needs that nudge because the cause is far worthier (and less expensive) than my myriad of GAS that I can't afford.

    Looking forward to more snaps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    Lovely!

    Okay, I'm going to be shameless here and send everybody to Scarlett's page because being able to buy a new incubator would just be the bees knees!

    I'll donate again, Mr Slack, if only you'll share some photos of the lovely little Scarlett on her first birthday… For instance, did she get to stick her fists into a cake or is that only an American thing?
    Never heard of that before, and I think I live in America ... well, California anyway. ;-)

    If everyone on GetDPI put in a tenner, we can send her to college too. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    It may not even be American… it might just be my family

    Regardless, I will donate again if it needs that nudge because the cause is far worthier (and less expensive) than my myriad of GAS that I can't afford.

    Looking forward to more snaps!
    Hi There Cam
    You mustn't donate again (you've done quite enough thank you) .

    But I think this is what you want:


    And there is a 'hands in the cake' photo

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    Jono:

    Nice party. I liked the shot in which Scarlett shouts back at what appears to be one of her Other GFs with a blast of numbers and dashes... She seems to do a lot with her fingers, which is promising.

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    Buns anyone?
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I tried one of these out today with my 50mm Sonnar attached via their Leica M adaptor. It focuses nicely. I expected more of the rear screen to be lit, the bezel seemed large although perhaps there was a setting I missed.

    I asked if it was popular and the shop was rather sheepish with the negativity of their response. They suggested that the poor uptake may be to do with how they were selling the camera as part of a zoom kit.

    It will please a fair few, I didnt try it with the AF but i'm sure its a damn sight easier then squinting through an M viewfinder! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_ View Post

    I asked if it was popular and the shop was rather sheepish with the negativity of their response. They suggested that the poor uptake may be to do with how they were selling the camera as part of a zoom kit.
    Not sure what your dealer is doing because there is no kit. You buy body and lens separate.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I was in Siena* May 28 and stopped in the camera store there where I was allowed to fondle the T and the new viewfinder. The owner said he wasn't allowed to sell it until June 2 or I might have purchased it on a whim. It had the zoom mounted and they had a body shell posing with the solid block of aluminum. Anyway it seemed larger in my hands than pictures had indicated and seemed to handle well. I predict they will sell well.
    If you're ever in Siena the camera shop downtown is a marvelous place, almost museum like with all the old 35mm and medium format cameras upstairs and most are in perfect condition. I would call it a small B&H.

    *I took my M8.2 and three lenses. After two weeks of covering Italy and Corsica I never saw another Leica. And even stranger - no one ever asked about mine which usually happens every time I go out here at home.

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    My store told me that there are currently already 20k orders for Leica T in Europe alone.

    If this is true then I wonder how Leica will be able to fulfill demand anytime in the next years?

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I spoke with Leica NJ today and they told me they had not seen any T shipments for two weeks even though they have hundreds of orders. Further Leica doesn't tell them why or when they will receive any shipments. They were hoping for a shipment tomorrow so they could ship out to stores for Friday & Saturday deliveries. I was looking for accessories and they had no idea on accessories either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barjohn View Post
    I spoke with Leica NJ today and they told me they had not seen any T shipments for two weeks even though they have hundreds of orders. Further Leica doesn't tell them why or when they will receive any shipments. They were hoping for a shipment tomorrow so they could ship out to stores for Friday & Saturday deliveries. I was looking for accessories and they had no idea on accessories either.
    I do like Leica and I do like most of their products but I do not like their ignorant and arrogant behavior regarding delivery timing and notification.
    I have been interested in a 50 APO for long time and just don't get one.

    They present a new product like the T, present a date when they will start shipping but you actually cant buy it.(OK, I am not in any hurry regarding the T but this happens with many of their products - I had to constantly ask and call to finally get an M body last year)
    Their production planning seems to lag far behind the product development.
    Or would they do it on purpose to make the product more exclusive and interesting and to keep prices high?

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I do think it is part of their marketing strategy to artificially constrain production and keep supplies below demand and thus hold up prices. Of course, at some point one has satisfied the more immediate demand from early buyers and the company needs to sustain income to meet overhead so supply is eased to bring on the center portion of the bell curve of buyers. The last quartile of buyers will wait for demand to drop to the point that pricing reductions are needed to move inventory and at this point the product is in the cash-cow phase of life. In the computer business, that is when we would introduce some easy to add features to extend the product life and give it a supplemental name (M8.2?)
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I ordered my T back in early May. So I was really one of the first buyers. Leica told my dealer then the black T with zoom, EVF and M adapter would ship week 26 (23-27 June 2014).

    We called last week in order to find out that this date has shifted to somewhere mid July to mid August. Because they had overwhelming demand (more than 20k orders just for Europe). Which makes me wonder

    1) if I will wait as long - since I wanted this camera for this summer and not autumn

    2) how will they do if they really need to produce a few 10000's cameras worldwide over the next few months - they will never succeed.

    I find it stupid that they do not ride the initial wave of excitement for this product and just prepare alternatives to manufacture just in case demand really gets that high. Nice to have hand made and hand polished cameras, but I guess a good to excellent machined process would be hardly distinguishable from the hand-made but allow much higher production volumes.

    I also fear that they will have the same issues with the lenses they bring over time for the T system. For me this system really appeals because it are Leica lenses with hopefully Leica drawing capabilities, but also and this is very important - the lenses look and effectively are very compact to their pendents from Fuji etc. Which makes this system really appealing - at least for me.

    Hope they can fulfill their promises otherwise I may end up with Fuji XT1 and system instead.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    I ended up canceling my order this week. I decided that there were enough changes in the works with Apple products and Photokina around the corner that I could just play a little bit of a wait and see. It didn't help that there was no way of knowing if I was going to get the all the stuff I wanted and I didn't want to get it piecemeal (like camera with no EVF or worse camera no lens, etc. B&H was expecting cameras but had no info on getting Visoflex or or other accessories.
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    Re: Fun with the Leica T

    20K orders is 30,000 hours of milling and polishing. How many polishers do you suppose they have in Portugal (in Wetzlar?)? If the milling and polishing crew is, say, a dozen people, can they process 100 bodies per day? At that rate, the T backlog will last past Christmas 2014...

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