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    d2 on parade

    finally got around to a few of these. there are everlasting discussions about whether the digilux 2 has special qualities. all i can do is repeat what one commentator said about it years ago, 'techies hate it, photographers love it.'

    www.pbase.com/wwp/d2parade
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    Re: d2 on parade

    Wayne,

    Nice shot! Looks like an interesting parade!

    I have not owned this camera but you provide a good example of why many that do own the camera love it. Leica put a very nice lens on that!

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    Re: d2 on parade

    hi ed,
    thanks. leica has begun refurbishing some for resale with a new sensor. very reasonable now at popflash.com when he has them.
    wayne

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    Re: d2 on parade

    Fun shots, Wayne! I can't wait to get my D2 back ... about another month. *sigh*
    Regards,
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    hi joan,
    thanks. did your sensor die? took me three months to get mine back but they did a beautiful job.
    a few suggestions:
    for close-ups, the elpro is a beautiful hunk of glass. this is the first one i've seen for sale in ages: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...409627&sr=8-16 the price is definitely ballpark, so snap it up if you want one.
    i have the panasonic wide-angle for it and it weighs more than the camera. i'd suggest a 69-72 step-up ring and see if you can find one to fit. (i paid $440 for the panasonic and i think they're rare as hen's teeth.)
    baby the camera. i've seen pictures of it torn apart and there are a million tiny plastic pieces, in the lens too. this is not a 'leica' in the sense of the m8.
    here's a shot from today. best of luck,
    wayne
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    Hi Wayne,

    No, I bought it refurbed already with a new sensor, but the previous owner must have used something caustic to clean the screen on the EVF, all the coating was worn off in the middle. Makes shooting in sunlight very difficult. So, they are going to replace it for me under warranty. Thanks goodness.

    Just went straight to Amazon and the macro lens is gone, waaaah! I would have loved to get that. I'll keep looking.

    Nice B&W shot. The D2's lens is amazing.
    Regards,
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    Re: d2 on parade

    Quote Originally Posted by smokysun View Post
    finally got around to a few of these. there are everlasting discussions about whether the digilux 2 has special qualities. all i can do is repeat what one commentator said about it years ago, 'techies hate it, photographers love it.'

    www.pbase.com/wwp/d2parade
    Charley,
    Great shot, on the glossy screen of this new laptop, it looks almost 3D!

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    hi joan,
    i realized i should have kept it a secret and had you write me. sorry about that. try www.fredmiranda.com and the leica forum buy and sell. yes, leica very, very good about warranties but the service can be slow if it has to go to germany.
    and lili,
    i think that's the secret of the d2. the files can be given depth and dimension (with some work). it's the clarity of the lens, i think. quite different than the fuji s6000 which has a flatter look and can go in the cubist, german expressionist direction.
    it's like having different paint-brushes. here's another from the d2 several days ago and quite different.
    best,
    wayne
    ps. i suspect a distinctive style probably comes from using one camera to the hilt. alas, i get bored too easily.
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