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Old June 7th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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ive been shooting with an absolute leica enthusiast lately. he has a lens collection like i have never seen before. he has lent me a few first generation 35 crons, some noctilux glass and much more. on one of our outings we were talking about p & s backups. i have not been too happy with my LX5, leica calls their version the DLUX 5. he mentioned this little jewel.



http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/FujifilmX100/

i totally dig the manual controls since they are so similar to the leica M bodies and controls. nice little lens too. plus the size is pretty small.

I've had my eye on this one too. Give me a lens mount and a wide-angle (18-20mm) and a short telephoto (say 85mm or 105mm), and I'm all in.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Old July 11th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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That's pure.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Not Leica but a very cool little shoot.

s_11 from Ben on Vimeo.


http://gizmodo.com/5815785/decrepit-...re-wonderlands
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Old October 25th, 2011, 10:42 PM
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Old December 7th, 2011, 06:58 AM
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i pulled the M8 out on this last trip south. i forgot how much i enjoy that camera and shooting it. i have mainly been using the Lx5 because i can use it one handed in the field. here are a few with the M.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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i have been falling in love with film for a long time now.

this is a pretty cool read:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/1...log-dreams/?hp



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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:56 AM
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Old December 24th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Old January 4th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Interesting new reticle and ballistic computer-

http://us.leica-camera.com/sport_opt...copes/Absehen/
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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:34 PM
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An alternative to that G7 reticle is the simple mil dot reticle:


The mil dot is a lot more legible and you can use the mil dot for holdovers if you like. A .308 shoots very predictably with mil dots with a 100-yard zero.

100 - dead center of reticle
200 - hold over half a mil (just aim between the center and the first dot)
300 - hold over a mil high
400 - hold over two mils
500 - hold over three mils
600 - hold over four mils

Other rifle calibers may shoot more flat or more bowed, but there really isn't that much difference in trajectory among the various calibers out to 600 yards. It's past 600 where the differences in trajectory come into play in meaningful terms.

Here's a pic of the sharpie marks on my 10x42's elevation knob:


You can see 200 at 0.5 mils, 300 at 1.1 mils, 400 at 2.1 mils, 500 at 2.9 mils, and 600 at 4.0 mils.

A mil is about 3.5 minutes. 0.1 mil isn't a lot of difference. I think the thinplex lines on my scope are 0.1 mil thick and the dots are 0.2 mil thick. Again, not a lot. So being "off" by a tenth or even a fifth of a mil isn't that much. If you know your dope really well, you can aim using the top or bottom of the dot when holding over to adjust a tenth of a mil.

Another thing I like about the mil dots is that you can spot your misses at very long range. If it's windy and the range is unknown, you can fire a shot and see where the bullet lands. If, for example, you fire a shot and it lands two mils left and a mil low, you can correct by dialing in the adjustments in the knobs by the amount of error you saw. Or, you can just hold two mils right and a mil high on your next shot. It's not as difficult as it sounds. Just make a mental note of where your bullet impacted. Then aim dead center on the target and "mil" the amount of error by using the reticle as a ruler.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:21 PM
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I agree and really liked the mildot reticle on the Kahles 10X42 that I had on the SSG.

However, I do find it interesting to look at the fancy ballistic computers, new reticles, BDC's, etc.

One item you didn't mention that I liked about using a mildot reticle was quick and dirty range estimation. If you know the size of the target and what the size between mils should be at range you can easily and quickly estimate range and then quickly use the mils to estimate holdover as you suggested. Of course you still have windage to estimate but the mils can be used there as well.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Here's a range card from one of the CaPRC guys:


You can see his dope out to 600 is nearly identical to mine, even though he has a 75-yard zero rather than my 100.

With mil increments being so convenient for centerfire trajectories, I can't figure out why so many scope companies come out with different graduations.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Windsor Horse Show. She is taking pictures of her husband with her Leica M3 camera, wearing her engagement ring and the Cullinan V Diamond Heart Brooch. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 05/16/1982
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Better version of my previous posting:

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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Old May 13th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Leica Cutaway

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Old August 10th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Old August 10th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Awesome.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Old October 30th, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Not Leica, but some very nice Kodachrome photos from the WWII era


http://pavelkosenko.wordpress.com/20...5-kodachromes/

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Old October 30th, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Amazing how sharp those slides can be. The color these old Kodachrome slides had was the best!
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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Not Leica, but some very nice Kodachrome photos from the WWII era
Just awesome.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Love the clothes back then- adults dressed like adults. They had style, even on the assembly line. I'd expect that the individual shots were posed, but its the same on the crowd shot.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:32 PM
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