Core Lenses 1 - Leica R

Core Lenses 1 - Leica R
'Some time ago I decided that rather than buy into native system lenses every time I bought a new camera, I would start setting up a series of 'core' lenses that, via adapters, I could use on a variety of camera systems. I identified 4 different lens mounts as being the ones that had the widest variety of adapter options, had options that worked for me and were available S/H and at reasonable prices.
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Leica M7

Leica M7
'There is one great thing about using a manual focus film camera. I can completely ignore the vast majority of the photographic internet that bangs on and on about Medium Format that isn't actually that, AF speeds, about what 8K might bring in a few years time and other speculative developments that camera manufacturers and rumour sites like to keep our interest with.'
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Leica SL (Typ 601) Where's the noise? - Professional Mirrorless.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Where's the noise? - Professional Mirrorless.
'There are reviews out there about the Leica SL (Typ 601) that claim it's not good at high ISO's and that, in fact a camera like the Sony A7r II has been described as having 'Class-leading low light Raw performance, thanks to the first-ever BSI full-frame CMOS' Well as is often the case this is total BS.
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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
'If you are a full time stock photographer then riches and fame will elude you. A life of anonymity awaits and you have to get used to the fact that your blandest images will sell the most and much of the time you won't even get a credit for your images that are buried underneath a pile of poorly written text in some junk mail brochure that people consign to the recycling bin as quickly as possible.'
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Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?

Stock Photography - The great leveller / Do we need the latest model?
'Because I can, I buy cameras and lenses I like using, but if I was making purely economic decisions about what I use I would probably still be using the Panasonic G1 and 14-45mm zoom lens I bought back in 2008, since that would still do the job now.
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LEICA SL (Typ 601) - Lenses

LEICA SL (Typ 601) - Lenses
'Leica are obviously pulling out all the stops for their new 'pro' mirrorless camera, but seem to be aiming at Leica S customers. But many of us who work with Leicas don't have unlimited funds and can't bench press a small car. However, there are alternatives.'
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Novoflex Canon EOS EF lens to Leica SL (Typ 601) AF adapter

Novoflex Canon EOS EF lens to Leica SL (Typ 601) AF adapter
'Anyway, there will be more posts about using this adapter, but for the moment, I'm glad I bought it. But I will repeat yet again, if you are considering it, do be prepared to make some compromises. It's a long way from the 'real deal'.'
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