Sunday, January 29, 2017
Is it slimmer? YES. Holding it gives the Leica film body sensation.
Easier to look out of? YES. The new 0.72 finder is wonderful.
Lighter? YES. Feels close to the M262.
Better menu? YES. More like the Q and SL in terms of appearance and function.
Better with less buttons? YES and NO. Never had a problem with the buttons before but the less buttons seems ok.
High ISO? HELL YES !!! Finally, the image above isn't anything special except it was shot at ISO 10,000. NO previous M can do this.
Detail retention? YES. I loaned my new camera to a few of my colleagues and some of the shots were well under exposed. I pushed the file 2, 3 and 4 stops. Not only was the subject looking good, there wasn't any banding or color issues. Just looked liked a properly exposed shot.
New sensor and processor better? Oh YES. Colors, white balance, noise reduction, etc... all was dramatically improved.
So far this new M10 is living up to what I wanted in a Leica digital rangefinder. The high ISO is an important thing for me and all the previous M's (except for the Monochrom) fell short of what I wanted.
The M10 just feels good in the hand. Just like holding my M3 or MP film Leica's. Going to do some black and white shots with the new M10. If things work out... who knows, my previous stance that the Monochrom goes no where might be moving on to help fund perhaps another M10.
I have NO regrets for selling off nearly my entire Nikon digital set-up.
He's a long time Leica shooter and to prove it, he has a Leica M6 tatoo on his arm. Talk about real dedication and love of the brand !!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
I only wished that The Impossible Project can somehow get together with FujiFilm and work out some sort of agreement to get the formulation that Fuji knows how to do and create a good integral pack film.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
There were times where the straight shooting and crusty method of his personality rubbed those around the wrong way... but at the end, all of us understood his personality and that deep down this was a man of good character.
Although we have not seen Jim for many weeks as he battled that dreaded cancer and that last reports to the gang was that the end was near, I personally take solace that he is now at peace. Have left behind a collection of images that will live for years to come and that right now he is probably having a pointed conversation with St.Peter or God directly.
You will be missed my friend.