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Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
From: vick.ko at (Vick Ko)
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:19:20 -0400
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  Yes, according to John, you can send in the lens or just the bayonet, 
to get machined and coded.  Same for DAG


On 10/18/2010 10:11 PM, Jeff Moore wrote:
> 2010-10-18-16:45:56 Harrison McClary:
>>   I ordered an M9.
> Excellent!  I predict you'll love it.
>> 1) where is the best place to get the lenses coded?  I know some
>> will say Leica, anywhere else who is quick, reliable, and
>> reasonable?  I really do not want a 2 or three week turnaround.
> I know of nobody but Leica for the o-fficial coded Leica mounts.
> Maybe someone else knows better.  Does John Milich do screw-on
> replacement mounts in addition to LTM-to-M adapters?  Actually, that's
> tickling a neuron - can you send your kens's bayonet to him for
> machining?  Someone will chime in.
>> 2) Is it really necessary to get the lenses coded?
> Not strictly, because the M9, unlike the M8, allows you to tell the
> camera what lens is mounted via the menus.  Coding becomes more a
> thing for speed and convenience than the only way to make sure the
> camera compensates for lens characteristics.
> The wider the lens, the more important the compensation is.
> Note, though, that since the M9 doesn't require IR filters, you don't
> need to deal with their corner issues.
>> 3) What memory cards "play" best with the M9?
> I can't speak generally, but I've had no trouble with the highest-end
> Sandisk SDHC cards.
>   -Jeff
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In reply to: Message from lists at (Harrison McClary) ([Leica] Well I went and did it)
Message from jbm at (Jeff Moore) ([Leica] Well I went and did it)