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Mirek Elsner
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New Leica M - need help!


I just purchased a new Leica M with the silver lens (I don't know the type, but it is the same as featured in Playboy magazine). I tried to shoot some images, but they all came out blurry. How do you guys set the dials to get sharp images?


Apr 01, 2014 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New Leica M - need help!


Send the camera to me and I'll calibrate it for you.


Apr 01, 2014 at 03:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New Leica M - need help!


I'll take the magazine.


Apr 01, 2014 at 03:27 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New Leica M - need help!


The black lens makes you a better photographer.


Apr 01, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · New Leica M - need help!


You made the mistake of getting the silver short lens, didn't you? It's a well known fact that the short silver lens is designed for a special blurry photos application. You want the longer silver lens or the short black lens for sharp pictures. The short black lens only works for pics of people, though.


Apr 01, 2014 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New Leica M - need help!


AF module in those is notoriously flaky -- probably oughta return it.


Apr 01, 2014 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · New Leica M - need help!


I fully agree with all comments posted above. BTW - what is the date today? PS - was this what the delivery guy looked like?






M8 + ZM35C




Apr 01, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Mirek Elsner
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · New Leica M - need help!


telyt wrote:
The black lens makes you a better photographer.


Is the difference big? I ask because:

1. I wanted the exact same combo as featured in the magazine
2. I already have silver wristwatch and a belt clip



Apr 01, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · New Leica M - need help!


Charge the battery for one day, then try again tomorrow.


Apr 01, 2014 at 04:28 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · New Leica M - need help!


The silver lens is only compatible with the silver body. You will need a black lens for the black body. Which reminds me, my yearly subscription to playboy is about to expire. I need to renew it fast


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Jman13 wrote:
You made the mistake of getting the silver short lens, didn't you? It's a well known fact that the short silver lens is designed for a special blurry photos application. You want the longer silver lens or the short black lens for sharp pictures. The short black lens only works for pics of people, though.


I don't know if I have the longer or the shorter. Can you help me figure this out?

Mine has the following numbers on it:

50, 16, 11, 8, 4, 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 0.7, 0.8, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 5, 6, 10, 25, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.

I think the trick it to dial in the right numbers.



Apr 01, 2014 at 04:32 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · New Leica M - need help!


Your mistake is not getting the M Monochrome. Cooler chicks dig the the anonymous look. Like a secret agent man.

Only Natashas like the Red Dot bling of the M. Helps the hit man they hired identify you in a crowd.



Apr 01, 2014 at 05:54 PM
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Mirek Elsner wrote:
I don't know if I have the longer or the shorter. Can you help me figure this out?

Mine has the following numbers on it:

50, 16, 11, 8, 4, 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 0.7, 0.8, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 5, 6, 10, 25, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.

I think the trick it to dial in the right numbers.


Try number 50 and hyper focus.



Apr 01, 2014 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · New Leica M - need help!


Mirek Elsner wrote:
I just purchased a new Leica M with the silver lens (I don't know the type, but it is the same as featured in Playboy magazine). I tried to shoot some images, but they all came out blurry. How do you guys set the dials to get sharp images?


Set the top turny wheel to the little guy running.



Apr 01, 2014 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · New Leica M - need help!


Be bold, select the scarlet "A" on the top dial.


Apr 01, 2014 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · New Leica M - need help!


Mirek Elsner wrote:
I don't know if I have the longer or the shorter. Can you help me figure this out?

Mine has the following numbers on it:

50, 16, 11, 8, 4, 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 0.7, 0.8, 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 5, 6, 10, 25, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.

I think the trick it to dial in the right numbers.


Oh crap...you bought the 'Combination Lens". The correct combination is 11-1.2-2.8. At least on mine. Yours should have come with the combination on a piece of paper in the box. If you lost that, I'm afraid you're out of luck!



Apr 01, 2014 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · New Leica M - need help!


Sorry for not responding to your suggestions earlier. I was busy writing review on the M for a photography web site to help other photographers to make the right decision.

I tried your suggestions and the pictures are still blurry. I noticed that it gets slightly better if I dial large number on the top dial, like 125 (there is no little guy running, Lumis - did you mean the the little lightning symbol?) - is that a sharpness setting?



Apr 01, 2014 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · New Leica M - need help!


You need to elevate this to tier one technical support.

Contact Rock Huffwell.



Apr 01, 2014 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · New Leica M - need help!


Thanks and Happy April Fools' day everyone!


Apr 01, 2014 at 09:14 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · New Leica M - need help!


You mean all this was a joke? I'm very offended!




Apr 02, 2014 at 04:30 AM
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