I second rangefinderforum, lots of leica love over there.
Leica-M, Advanced Photo School from GŁnter Osterloh
All explained from early Leica's to the recent ones (non-digitals).
The things you learn the hard way:-
Always check the lens cover is in your pocket
When loading a film, check the rewind knob moves as you wind the film on
Check you have set the right exposure
- and if coming directly from a SLR; dont forget to focus
Another good Leica info resource is http://www.butkus.org/chinon/leica.htm - a lot of manuals and instructions. I bet most of you are familiar with this one though :)
Also, here are the very extensive on-line price guides for Leica cameras and lenses. They aren't as good as McKeown's or Kadlubek's, but not everyone has McKeown's guide at home :pouty:
I dont agree any comment of these websites.
Leica lenses are most heavily engineered , most heavily calculated lenses on earth.
And they did everything to improve the glasses , they have the most expensive , hardest to produce , longest time invested and most genius glasses on earth.
YOU can not JUDGE a Summaron as OK as Camera Quest did. They are handmade custom 3 million dollar Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and all other competitors are toyota , you can buy at USA used for 500 dollars.
There is that difference.
Its like sleeping with Miss America or Miss Universe or an ugly woman.
I used every kind of Leica and only the Leitz Wetzlar stuff are that good , I dont think Noctilux and Summilux Leica Solms deserves such a treatment.
People hate Leica because they cant buy it. And if you cant sleep with Miss Universe , dont throw shit to her.
I sleep with my Leica (M7) and especially the lenses. If you have ever used high resolution films and the right type developers this 35mm equipment can compete with small medium format and because the system is so practical and handy my best photos are made with Miss Universe :)Quote:
And if you cant sleep with Miss Universe , dont throw shit to her.
If I wanted a Leica, I could buy one, but why? I am quite capable of taking mediocre photos with much less expensive gear. I personally have quite a bit of fun shooting with my somewhat strange line-up of cameras and lenses.
BTW...what does an ugly woman look like?