Leica service

My M9 finally came back after being away for quite a long time – just over 2 months – for a sensor exchange performed in Germany. So what exactly was the problem? I’ll never know, because the report that came back was rather non-descript. Moreover, since the work was done by Leica as a gratis ‘goodwill gesture’, the report made comment that Leica wont provide warranty for that repair.. Hmm.. Anyway, it seems like a good repair, so fingers crossed.

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M9 out of action for a while

My M9 developed a sensor crack or scratch late last month, so it’s been sent away for a service. It can’t be fixed in Australia, so it will end up at Solms Germany. So it’s back to Canon for a while (which is fine). I’ve had the M9 for just over a year, and when it comes back from the service, I will write up a summary of my thoughts after using it rather heavily for the past year. Stay tuned.

Photo Finish: ‘reality photography’

I just finished watching the first episode of Photo Finish on the ABC (Australia). It’s billed as “a unique series where amateur photographers compete head-to-head in themed photographic challenges”. With the rise in popularity in so-called ‘reality TV’, a photography version had to happen sometime. This is not the first reality show revolving around photography. I did see one in the US several years ago (the series name escapes me) featuring young photographers pitted against each other taking fashion pics of the same model and situation, and being judged on the ‘best’ pic.

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