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    Re: Simplicity...

    Picked up a Leica S. Never want to put it down. I haven't felt a camera get out of my way like that since the Yashicamat TLR. The Q is close and, given its larger feature set, equally impressive for simplicity.

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    Re: Simplicity...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    ... and why I'd rather have an M-D.

    Sitting here struggling to figure out how my E-M1 works, this was a great read:

    https://ilfordphotowordpresscom.word...a-film-camera/
    Back to the beginning ...

    My M-D arrived a week ago, I was too busy this past week to do anything but open the box, snap a couple of test shots to be sure it worked, and put it away until I had more time to think about it.

    I took it out this morning and am prepping it for my morning walk. Fitting a strap, doing the firmware update, fitting my Summilux 35 v2, sticking the Summarit-M 75 in the bag with it. It is such a easy camera to understand. It can only do what my Nikon F3 or FE2 did in terms of automation, and it has no other features other than including EXIF data so I don't have to carry a notebook to write it all down. Not that I ever really did anyway.

    Just getting the camera ready, I like one thing about it instantly: I can pick it up off the table without accidentally putting a thumbprint on the viewfinder or the LCD, or pressing any buttons, thoughtlessly. I can hold it the way I always held a Leica M. And there's not much point to staring at it for more than a couple of seconds to admire its beauty because there's not much else there to see.

    The Leica M-D and the Leica SL (or Olympus E-M1) are at the antipodes of the digital camera spectrum. They are the extremes. It's good to have both and be able to make the choice as suits your mood and intent.

    Time to get on with it and make some photos, see how the M-D goes. :-)

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    Re: Simplicity...


    Leica M-D typ 262 + Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v2
    ISO 320 @ f/2 @ 1/15

    First official photo out of the M-D typ 262. My apologies about the subject.

    The firmware update evidently reset the camera because the file is numbered 0001. A fitting starting point, I guess.

    I dumped the M4-2 and all its bits out of my Tenba DNA 8 and stuck the M-D as accoutered, and the Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4, in the bag. Time to go for my walk.

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    Re: Simplicity...

    I didn't know it has a selfie mode

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    Re: Simplicity...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I didn't know it has a selfie mode
    That's what self timers were invented for...

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