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  1. usayit

    Does the Pentax P30t require film to work?

    IIRC, no... you can dry fire the camera. I had a P30t a long time ago.
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    A great concept gone.

    A mirrorless camera that shares its lenses with a DSLR system still has the same size (and weight) lenses with the same focal plane distance. A small body on a large set of lenses, feels unbalanced. With non-EVF mirrorless cameras, the unbalanced feel becomes worse when you are shooting at...
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    Digital mirrorless Leica "SL" (rumor)

    So how many system cameras does Leica sell now? S, SL, M, T? That's a lot for a niche company. When I heard about a Leica FF, I was hoping for an evolution of the M system rather than yet another system.
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    Financing for camera?

    Whatever the case, read the fine print of the agreement and take note the difference between "interest free" and "deferred interest". I wouldn't recommend it but hey.. its your choice.
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    OM-D E-M5 Mark II, anyone?

    Not enough there for me to upgrade from an EM5. Even if lost/stolen, I'd probably just go with a used EM5 Mark I or EM1.
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    Which system is right for me?

    My point was they should be questioning whether or not mirrorless meets their needs.... Its not really logical to invest in a mirrorless camera system for the sake of simply using a mirrorless camera. In my opinion, the Sony DSLRs have a better value proposition than any of the A7* cameras...
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    Which system is right for me?

    If a full frame sensor ends up being a high priority, I don't really see a strong case for the A7 over another full frame sensor DSLR. The size of the Sony FE lenses negates much of the size advantage of going mirrorless. FE lens selection is also limited with the best lenses (Zeiss)...
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    40-150mm 2.8 PRO

    Looking forward to seeing more about this lens. It is a lot of money but not expensive when you consider what features are being brought to the table and equivalent offerings from Nikon and Canon. I am fairly happy with my Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 and 35-100 f/2.8 so I'm really itching to see...
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    camera bag for my mirrorless camera

    The ONA Bowery has become increasingly popular and is one of my favorite for the small MFT cameras. I have two: blue and brown. Its one of the smallest high quality bags you can find for small cameras. ONA | The Bowery - Camera bag and insert One holds: Leica M9, 24, 50, 90. Another...
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    All Time Favorite "Canon" Lens?

    I have one. Not as useful as one would think. Twice, some coworker of mine would pick it up thinking it was a lens spilling my coffee everywhere.
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    Leica M6 vs. Fuji X-T1: Torn over what i should get.

    Ok... but this is like a painter choosing between oil and water color and asking for advice on which to use. So the next question I would ponder... Have you ever shot with a rangefinder? The experience is quite different from your other choices. Have you ever considered medium format for...
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    I need to know more about the history of photography

    Blast from the past... lol
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    Leica M6 vs. Fuji X-T1: Torn over what i should get.

    I agree.... This is a question of film or digital. I like film but the convenience of digital is undeniable. With a busy life, I think I would have boxes upon boxes of undeveloped rolls if it were not for digital.
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    Olympus OM-D EM-5 | Lens Recommendations

    I've been completely happy with the Olympus 12mm f/2, 25mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8. In addition, the Panasonic 20mm as well as the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 All you need to do now is pick a focal length... I also have the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8. I found it a bit too big for a daily carry...
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    Third party replacement battery for the Olympus OMD EM-10

    My experience with third party batteries is a crap shoot.... almost all have shorter lives... its just a matter of how much shorter. I would recommend buying a couple BLS and maybe another third party for backup. Probably the best experience I had so far is with Wasabi.
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    Carry case for Olympus OMD EM-10

    If by 40-150mm you mean the up coming 40-150 f/2.8 Pro, I would wait to get the lens to get a feel as to its size prior to deciding on a bag. Its a fairly large lens by MFT standards.
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    Can you ID this Leica gear?

    The Summicron depending on condition absolutely has value. Its a fairly popular lens with even the current digital M shooters.
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    Can you ID this Leica gear?

    Most of it should have markings that are obvious. A lot info can be found at Classic Camera Profiles Not a big fan of Ken Rockwell but he has a pretty extensive reference for Leica lenses with pictures to help ID. LEICA Lenses Leica MR meter. Its selenium based so its possible that its...
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    Camera Repair List

    I believe is the same as Essex camera which indeed delivered on my repairs on my Leica. Unfortunately last time I checked they closed after sustained damage from hurricane Sandy
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    What's in your camera bag?

    I have several bags packed and stored in a cabinet near the door and they change on occasion. Currently: ONA Bowery blue M9, 35mm Summilux, 50mm Summilux, 24 Elmarit, Sf24D flash, and off shoe cable. ONA Bowery brown Olympus E-PL1 (two bodies), 12mm f/2, 25mm f/1.8, 45mm f/1.8, 14-42 EZ...