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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By chaospress
Where it happens is random and I don't know what...

Where it happens is random and I don't know what shutter speeds, except as I mentioned fast speeds are usually what I shoot at. It was tested on all shutter speeds though.

Maybe this is silly but I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By chaospress
Leica NJ repair cost on electronics on an M7?

My 17 year old M7 has been underexposing a bit from the left edge of the frame and across about 1/8 of the image, so that part of the image is darkened.
It only happens on about 1 or 2 frames per...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-25-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5,139
Posted By chaospress
I've had the original DP1 since it came out. Got...

I've had the original DP1 since it came out. Got a used DP2 Merrill I've had for 10 days and am still deciding whether to keep it or return to KEH.

I do like the controls better than the old DP1 but...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By chaospress
Got it- PhotoPro 6.6. Thanks Zonan and Larry. It...

Got it- PhotoPro 6.6. Thanks Zonan and Larry.

It seems a little clunkier than the PP 4, but maybe I just need to get used to it.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By chaospress
Sigma DP2 Merrill software download to Mac

Hi folks,
I just received a nice used DP2 Merrill and am not able to install Sigma's PhotoPro5.5.3 download on my Mac OS 10.14 Mojave… If I double click the download file the Mac tells me there is no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-09-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By chaospress
Leica M240- DIY sensor cleaning

Hey all…

I got my Leica M240 new in July 2015. For awhile it's had a few dust/dirt spots on the sensor that show up in sky area in images. Up to now I've just cloned these out w/ photoshop for my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Update 2: After talking to Don Wednesday...

Update 2:

After talking to Don Wednesday morning, got an email from him earlier tonight saying the M7 is done! So he did the work today, and it's coming back home, I'm sure good as new!

.58...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Update: So I decided to try a call again just...

Update:

So I decided to try a call again just now after 2 weeks ago when I got a busy signal, and Don answered this time. He said he's been really busy and didn't realize he'd had my camera since...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Sheesh, if it takes 4 more months guess I'll have...

Sheesh, if it takes 4 more months guess I'll have to live with the 28 on my M4 for awhile instead of the .58 M7 viewfinder… Oh well.

Maybe in my initial email to him on the M7 I shouldn't have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Re Sover: Haven't had him do any work for me but...

Re Sover:

Haven't had him do any work for me but yes, he was great communicating with me quite a few times when I was looking into getting an F2, a camera I've had a few years now and only...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Yes, I know I know I know. I love Don's work...

Yes, I know I know I know.

I love Don's work and that's why he's got my camera now. I never send anything to him without communicating with him first, and one time last year he did tell me he was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Jim, I'll give it a couple days more and then...

Jim, I'll give it a couple days more and then call him. Actually didn't know his phone number was posted anywhere but I see now it's on his DAG camera parts website.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,155
Posted By chaospress
Don at DAG camera >>>2019

Has anyone been in touch with Don at DAG camera within the past week or two?

He received my M7 Nov 27 for a possible shutter issue he said he thought would probably be minor. I emailed him several...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By chaospress
Beemermark, when I read "90 degree" in your post,...

Beemermark, when I read "90 degree" in your post, I decided to remove the tape and see if the cap was fully twisted in, and it wasn't. It does pretty much stay in before twisting it further to the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By chaospress
Yes, there's been quite a lot of discussion of it...

Yes, there's been quite a lot of discussion of it online. First time it happened for me was back when I had an M6 Classic- the cover popped off and battery sprung about 8 feet across the sidewalk. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By chaospress
Mackinaw, if I may ask, how old is your MP, or...

Mackinaw, if I may ask, how old is your MP, or what is the first part of the serial number?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By chaospress
Metal threaded battery cap on M6 TTL or MP?

I had an M6 TTL that had a metal threaded battery cap that had no issues, unlike the plastic one that needs tape over it to prevent it from popping off of my M7. Wrong move on my part that I sold...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-10-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By chaospress
Another alternative might be to convert an R lens...

Another alternative might be to convert an R lens to Nikon mount. I've got an F2 that will no doubt outlast me. Trying a 40mm f/2 Voigtlander out on it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By chaospress
Thanks all… Yes, I'm getting the idea parts may...

Thanks all… Yes, I'm getting the idea parts may be scarce, possibly. If a camera sale has a return option and the camera is good initially it's likely it will last awhile. R5's aren't extremely...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By chaospress
Just moved this thread- I mistook the 'Leica SL'...

Just moved this thread- I mistook the 'Leica SL' forum for a forum on the Leicaflex SL, thinking it was the closest thing I could find to a forum for the SLR film R cameras…

Neither Leica R or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By chaospress
DAG replied that he works on the R lenses, but...

DAG replied that he works on the R lenses, but that was in response to me asking about the R cameras, so I emailed him back. Maybe he just doesn't work on the cameras. Sherry doesn't list R cameras...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By chaospress
Leica R repair?

Just wondering if Leica or anyone else still services the Leica R cameras, particularly the R5.

Sorry, if there's an R forum here feel free to re-direct me. I don't see one.

Thanks...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By chaospress
24mm Elmarit f/2.8 Asph on the M240

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Leica 24mm f2.8 Elmarit-M Asph, and particularly how it performs on the M240.

I had a 28 f/2.8 Elmarit Asph that I liked with film but it seemed too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By chaospress
Leica M4 film advance lever

Just got a pretty clean Leica M4 and really like it. Only thing I don't like as well as my M7 is the film advance lever. After the M4, Leica kept the plastic tip design but slightly altered the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,596
Posted By chaospress
Same as Doug, or if the camera is stored or being...

Same as Doug, or if the camera is stored or being transported in a vehicle, then a Domke bag. I used to use a leather bag from a thrift store which worked well, but hardly ever now since getting the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,282
Posted By chaospress
Not a fair comparison I suppose, but my M240...

Not a fair comparison I suppose, but my M240 images are much more saturated and solid looking than those from my 1st version Canon 5D. The best description I can think of color wise is that the RAW...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By chaospress
M240 Car battery charger- Any precautions needed?

I'm going on a road trip and not sure if I'll need it, but I'm wondering if anyone has charged their M240 battery with the connector to their car.

The manual states- "The car charging cable may...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-31-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Just wondering with Jaap mentioning he uses a...

Just wondering with Jaap mentioning he uses a 16GB card, if it's best not to go to a 32GB card with the M240?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Ah, so the little switch on the side that slides?...

Ah, so the little switch on the side that slides? I've never even noticed it. Sorry, but what exactly does that do? Just allow download and nothing coming back to the card? I'm admittedly better...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
I see this thread has been busy, thanks for the...

I see this thread has been busy, thanks for the discussion.

How does one lock down the card? I do use a Mac.... Also have never taken the card out with camera power on.

I have owned and used an M8...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
jaapv, is SD Formatter a program to download or...

jaapv, is SD Formatter a program to download or could I just reformat the card in camera?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Firmware is 2.0.2.5. As far as I know that's the...

Firmware is 2.0.2.5. As far as I know that's the most recent one, having come out in July.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
I do usually delete individual files on the card...

I do usually delete individual files on the card from time to time. Someone said not to do that, but there's nothing in the manual that says not to, and the camera is set up for it, presumably for a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Well, I charged the battery a bit, put in a...

Well, I charged the battery a bit, put in a SanDisk Ultra II 2GB card, and went out again for an hour and made 30 exposures. I have no idea how that card compares to the other, but there were no...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Re memory cards and batteries: The memory card...

Re memory cards and batteries:

The memory card is a SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s 16BG card. What it did do in the past couple weeks is stop in the middle of shooting video with a message saying something...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Valid point, although part of the reason it...

Valid point, although part of the reason it probably wasn't the first thing that came to mind is because I was on the phone with them re the first M240 I had, and while they were very patient and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By chaospress
Previously flawless M240 fails after 30 day return period

I purchased a new M240 on July 23.... Today for the first time I hit a bump in the road with it. It has worked flawlessly up to now, but on the last part of a 45 minute walk, it made no exposure two...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,711
Posted By chaospress
1) Agree, the color from the M240 reminds me of...

1) Agree, the color from the M240 reminds me of slide film as well.

2) Personally I've never seen the need to add sharpening on a digital M. The Sigma DP1 I have seems to make sharper pictures, but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,128
Posted By chaospress
Yes, and taking into account the lens you have...

Yes, and taking into account the lens you have attached as well.

Funny how with film we were always told in school "expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights."
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By chaospress
If you'd like I can give a report on the 3rd...

If you'd like I can give a report on the 3rd version once I shoot it on the M246, or you can message me.

Of the lenses I've used on Leica digitals, in order of overall contrast high to lower they...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By chaospress
Here's an excellent thread on Mandler designed...

Here's an excellent thread on Mandler designed Leica lenses, of which the 28 Elmarit 3rd version is one and is mentioned specifically:...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By chaospress
M240 contrast settings in RAW

I just realized my M240 has contrast options when shooting in RAW. Actually going to test it this afternoon, but does anyone use this or know exactly what it does shooting in DNG/RAW?

I'm waiting...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,128
Posted By chaospress
Yeah well, not really.

Yeah well, not really.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,128
Posted By chaospress
One shot in crappy lighting is enough for you to...

One shot in crappy lighting is enough for you to draw conclusions?

I've had both cameras and see no significant difference other than that the M240 does better with higher ISO. Aside from the fact...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-04-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
There's not a lot of depth of field with a lens...

There's not a lot of depth of field with a lens wide open at short distance, so why would I not care if the camera is focusing properly? It's a new camera, sure, but in shipment the box that arrived...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
"Just wanting to determine if my rangefinder is...

"Just wanting to determine if my rangefinder is off because the camera was delivered, let's say, not that well packed"
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
Have to admit in 12+ years of internet discussion...

Have to admit in 12+ years of internet discussion on Leicas I've never seen this mentioned.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-02-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
Yes, since for the past couple of years I've been...

Yes, since for the past couple of years I've been working with urban landscape/ still objects, with the M240 I've been using the screen with Live View more often than not, taking time and carefully...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 14,497
Posted By chaospress
Hmm, I've had version 3 and the asph. Both are...

Hmm, I've had version 3 and the asph. Both are very nice, but they're different in the way they render. The asph is more contrasty in comparison. The 3rd renders very nicely and a little more...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-02-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
V-12, the test was with focus on subject dead...

V-12, the test was with focus on subject dead center and without camera movement after focus. I've been using Leica rangefinders for quite a long time so there's no issue with getting the hang of it....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By chaospress
Testing rangefinder accuracy on an M240

Testing focus accuracy

Conditions:

1) new Leica M240
2) 50mm Summicron set at f/2
3) camera on tripod, ISO 200
4) testing focus on subjects at varying distances

I am making 2 identical shots, one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-20-2015
Replies: 147
Views: 35,252
Posted By chaospress
It started with Winogrand and Friedlander- Leicas...

It started with Winogrand and Friedlander- Leicas were what they used and I wanted to shoot like them. I spent $500 for a beat up M2 with a 35mm Summaron attached to it, in 1979 or '80. I upgraded...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
Ha..... Never buy an '85 Accord with a sunroof...

Ha..... Never buy an '85 Accord with a sunroof unless you like to get wet...!! OK, probably not many left out there anyway.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By chaospress
What's been your highest out of pocket cost for digital Leica M repair

For those who have had to send their camera body (not lens) to Leica for repair out of warranty, what's the biggest out of pocket expense you've had to make for your M8, M9, Monochrom, or M240?

Has...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
I do kind of wonder why people who have moved on...

I do kind of wonder why people who have moved on from Leica to Nikon or Canon would spend time hanging out on a digital Leica forum, unless the experience with Leica was so bad they can't shake it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
I didn't end up sending my camera to them, but...

I didn't end up sending my camera to them, but was told over the phone from Leica they would provide a shipping label if I chose to send it in to be checked out. I assumed (maybe incorrectly?) that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
I just sent my first M240 back to the dealer...

I just sent my first M240 back to the dealer because it wasn't functioning perfectly. In the process I considered sending it to Leica and they told me the turnaround time would be relatively short...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By chaospress
I guess I need that for my cheap iMac screen that...

I guess I need that for my cheap iMac screen that collects dust and smears like there's no tomorrow. Whatever material they used was a cost cut for Apple from the previous iMacs they made.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
If they don't respond right away I'd just...

If they don't respond right away I'd just ask/demand my money back. Let the dealer deal with Leica regarding this lens and leave you out of it.

I think the choice you should have made is to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 8,535
Posted By chaospress
I'd still get on the phone with Leica New Jersey...

I'd still get on the phone with Leica New Jersey until I got someone who would make it right. Even if it takes multiple calls. Tell them you've been patient but have had enough, and you want a new...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By chaospress
Hi Godfrey. Do you have both cameras? I really...

Hi Godfrey. Do you have both cameras?

I really didn't notice a grease up problem at all with the standard glass, maybe because I'm comparing to my M9, which seems to never stay clean. (Not sure if...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,956
Posted By chaospress
Sapphire glass vs standard M240 glass

I had an M240 I had to return, but noticed the LCD glass was really nice, particularly because it stays clean and doesn't smear up.

I'm wondering if the same could be expected from sapphire...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By chaospress
Thanks Andy, and Kirk as well...

Thanks Andy, and Kirk as well...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By chaospress
Weird...... So nobody seems to really know what...

Weird...... So nobody seems to really know what certified pre-owned means, other than it's a sale that comes with a one year warranty.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By chaospress
How does a Leica digital M get to be 'Certified Pre-owned'?

I've searched around for this answer, but have yet to come across definitive information on which Leica digital M's get classified as Certified Pre-owned.

Can they be Demos? Trade-ins? Returns?...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,045
Posted By chaospress
Not a contradiction really, they have different...

Not a contradiction really, they have different image rendering. Have you shot with a Leica M9 or M240? Digital is getting better all the time.

I'm not challenging your reasoning for shooting a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,045
Posted By chaospress
It's a cool camera, gives great results, and in...

It's a cool camera, gives great results, and in fact one print from it has been in my living room for the past 3 years. Problem is it's one of the most awkward cameras to carry and shoot with I've...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By chaospress
Yes, found this out today unexpectedly in a call...

Yes, found this out today unexpectedly in a call to Leica regarding the exposure bugs in Live View on my camera. Going to do the update tonight and hope that sets things right.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By chaospress
Btw thanks for your post Godfrey. I've set the...

Btw thanks for your post Godfrey. I've set the lens ID manually since it's not coded. The exposures are definitely off, it's not a matter of viewing them incorrectly on the LCD screen. The way off...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By chaospress
Checked tonight and the camera has exposure...

Checked tonight and the camera has exposure issues at times in Live View set on Classic mode as well. Too glitchy for me, think I'll return this one instead of sending it off to Leica.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By chaospress
rscheffler, I mentioned the several week...

rscheffler,

I mentioned the several week turnaround time to the Leica rep and he told me no, it would be 7-10 days, even for a repair, because they prioritize the M240 over repairing other M's in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,566
Posted By chaospress
Leica M240 Live View exposure issues

This is a follow up to a thread I posted last week about lock up on my new M240.

I updated to the latest firmware, and haven't had any lock-ups (as in camera shut down) since.

However, I am now...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By chaospress
Took the camera out to do a few shots this...

Took the camera out to do a few shots this evening and the same problem arose with some additional ones. Meter didn't respond to change in light or aperture setting, exposures were washed out, then...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By chaospress
Also... thanks everybody!

Also... thanks everybody!
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By chaospress
You don't have it set on Advanced exposure mode...

You don't have it set on Advanced exposure mode do you? I've just got the camera so I haven't read up on how or why to use that mode but I switched it on momentarily and something like you described...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4,055
Posted By chaospress
Leica M240 reboot- Anyone had to do this?

Just took my pre-owned M240 out for its first spin yesterday.

After a few hours, with battery charge level at about 60%, I stopped for about 10 minutes with the camera on but set on auto shut down...
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