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LEICA M10-P White Edition with LEICA ELMARIT-M 90mm f/2.8

Adding 6-bit Coding to LEICA M Lenses

Even though it does not have any impact on optical performance whatsoever, I really like LEICA M lenses to be 6 bit coded. Also among used lenses, this is often a reason for premium pricing, so I try to get coded lenses whenever feasible. However some may not have it and I still want it. Why that is and 6 bit coding can be done to even vintage lenses from the 1960ies? Let’s have a look. 6 bit coding of […]

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LEICA ELMARIT-M 90mm f/2.8

LEICA ELMARIT-M 90mm f/2.8 – Losing a Stop and a Burden

After some time with the LEITZ SUMMICRON 90mm f/2 beast from the 1960ies, it was time to shift gears to a more light-weight setup. Even though the lens has been LEICA’s finest high-speed telephoto lens for decades, more recent models are much smaller in size and weight. As seems clear from the below photo, the SUMMICRON is a monster in the rangefinder dimension. It has excellent build quality and outstanding performance even after 60 years of service. But it is […]

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Leica M10-R Demo Model

Trying the just released Leica M10-R

As it happens, I was invited by Leica to attend the Leica M10-R release event July 16, 2020. With current COVID-19 restrictions also applying to this event, I joined a small group of people at the official Leica flagship store in Düsseldorf for the release event, that was streamed live on YouTube from Wetzlar. Different from previous releases of new camera models, most of the relevant information was already spread on the internet weeks and days before through numerous leaks. […]

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