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Leica returns photography to the photographer

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Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby LarryD » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:01 am

I have a few older Digital cameras with no screen. I like the idea. I just don't have 6K.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolog ... ar-BBsnAtt
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Re: Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby minoly » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:33 am

Thanks for the reference; I had no idea there was a Leica like that.
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Re: Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby melek » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Leica_M-D_05.jpg

Yes, I just finished writing something about it:
Read article here.

No LCD, no Live View, no menus, no Program, multimode or "art" things. No video. No red Leica dot, either - so no need to tape over it, although that black slotted screw is sort of ugly. You'd think Leica could come up with something more attractive than that.

And as far as I can tell, there isn't even a frame counter. The upper ISO limit is 6400, which is interesting.

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Re: Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby PFMcFarland » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:23 pm

Such lovely cameras. Maybe this is what Nikon should have aimed for instead of coming out with the Df. I think I'll save my money though, and keep shooting the Zorki-6. All the same experience and feeling, without the large price of admission.

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Re: Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby LarryD » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:36 pm

Pulled the Kiev IV out last week. ;)
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Re: Leica returns photography to the photographer

Postby minoly » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:44 am

When I read Mike's review of this special Leica, I kept looking at my SRT-SCiII on the mantel-- no live view, no program, no effects, no video, and metering up to 6400 which has to be turned on and fed a battery, so you can just leave the battery out if you're afraid of being tempted to use it. Even $1000 of film and chemicals would take me an awful lot of photos... and then there's the Olympus Pen in the basement. And I think that my Goodwill Leica Z2X has some sort of a red dot on it. I guess I'm covered on this, too.
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