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Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 5 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By EdwardKaraa
To me street is exactly like hunting, you can't...

To me street is exactly like hunting, you can't shoot while walking. If you find a potentially interesting situation, like the angry guy, you just take a spot, and wait for something to happen....
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By EdwardKaraa
All card companies offer counterfeit verification...

All card companies offer counterfeit verification on their websites. You just key in the serial number.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I have only the 25 but I did a lot of research on...

I have only the 25 but I did a lot of research on the 28 as well. What Ron and the others say above is all true. Both lenses are very near in FL because the 25 is closer to 26. The 25 is technically...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I also have used Transcend 16 gb class 10 cards...

I also have used Transcend 16 gb class 10 cards exclusively on the M9, since it destroyed 2 Sandisk cards. I think it is irresponsible to just post messages like I have used Sandisk for x years...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By EdwardKaraa
He did shoot with a Leica for a while but relied...

He did shoot with a Leica for a while but relied on two Contax and one Rollei if I recall correctly.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,450
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica replaces the sensors with the flaking...

Leica replaces the sensors with the flaking problem for free. Due to the scratch they need to charge you, but they quoted me 1000$ in last December. However, they replaced it for free after they...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 10,583
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think because I'm very impressed by the samples...

I think because I'm very impressed by the samples I've seen from the 35/2.8 and 55/1.8.

Of course there's nothing wrong in adapting whatever lens you fancy, and I have high expectations that the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-24-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 10,583
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Some random thoughts: - I already have an M9. -...

Some random thoughts:

- I already have an M9.
- the Sony is a great small FF AF camera that should be used with it's own native lenses.
- the Sony is the reincarnation of the Contax G, let's call it...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 10-17-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 9,435
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There is no doubt that the new Sony cameras will...

There is no doubt that the new Sony cameras will easily outperform the M240 in terms of sensor performance, color fidelity, and responsiveness/speed. Using native Zeiss AF lenses gives also the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 10-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,084
Posted By EdwardKaraa
M9 and hopefully soon a Sony FF mirrorless.

M9 and hopefully soon a Sony FF mirrorless.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,735
Posted By EdwardKaraa
On a couple of occasions, German tourists...

On a couple of occasions, German tourists recognized my M9 and complimented me for my good taste in German manufacturing :) Otherwise I don't get much interest in my camera here in Bangkok.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I used to use a microfiber cloth, but recently...

I used to use a microfiber cloth, but recently went back to the good old lens cleaning tissue. Both clean equally well but the microfiber cloth can get dirty and a hard dust particle can scratch the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 4,458
Posted By EdwardKaraa
On another forum, it was also mentioned by a...

On another forum, it was also mentioned by a Parisian photographer that street photography is essentially against the French law.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-24-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 301,948
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Creepy adults usually start as being creepy...

Creepy adults usually start as being creepy children.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-24-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 301,948
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think in the not so distant past, humans...

I think in the not so distant past, humans reached puberty at around 12, had a dozen of children at 25, and most probably dead at 40. Now that we live much longer, we spend much longer time on...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 09-23-2013
Replies: 377
Views: 83,465
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Excellent decision. Congrats!

Excellent decision. Congrats!
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-23-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 6,589
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am slightly surprised by the misplaced anti...

I am slightly surprised by the misplaced anti german sentiment expressed by some, especially the mention of the genocide which has nothing to do with the context in question. The only offense I find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,186
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The planar is slightly sharper, has higher micro...

The planar is slightly sharper, has higher micro contrast and does not flare easily. The build quality is very nice too.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The basic JnK case is the best in my opinion (not...

The basic JnK case is the best in my opinion (not the deluxe arte di mano version). It lacks the tripod hole and the hand grip but I prefer it this way. It's not cheap though.
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 09-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Zeiss service has always been exemplary in my...

Zeiss service has always been exemplary in my experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Judging from previous performance, it's most...

Judging from previous performance, it's most likely he will threaten with an airstrike, send it to the congress for approval, end up doing nothing except losing his face.
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,690
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I find it a bit odd that the victim's mother...

I find it a bit odd that the victim's mother would drive her 13 years old daughter to have a private photo shoot with Polanski alone at Jack Nicholson's house, another well known pervert. Polanski...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,690
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Saddam didn't use Leicas because they're too...

Saddam didn't use Leicas because they're too feminine. He preferred Canons, especially with chemical heads ;)

I heard Bachar Assad is the same.
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 10,690
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Wasn't it in Yemen recently that an 8 years old...

Wasn't it in Yemen recently that an 8 years old bride died on her wedding night from internal hemorrhage caused by intercourse with her 40 years old groom? Also on some Kuwaiti religious website that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 6,063
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think it's obvious the ban is for copyright...

I think it's obvious the ban is for copyright reasons, but people tend to be more easily convinced if security reasons are mentioned. My brother in law organizes an international music festival and...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 09-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I had the 180/2.8 and 300/4. I found the 300/4 to...

I had the 180/2.8 and 300/4. I found the 300/4 to be extremely sharp with a beautiful drawing style, but it did produce a lot of purple fringing mentioned by f16sunshine. It was also very heavy and...
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,712
Posted By EdwardKaraa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intel...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intelligence
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,712
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The manual is out there for all to read and even...

The manual is out there for all to read and even with different translations, the message remains the same. I'm totally against turning the left cheek, but this is the most fundamental idea behind...
Forum: Off Topic 09-12-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 4,712
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The problem I have with the above comparisons is...

The problem I have with the above comparisons is that fundamentally, Christianity is a religion of peace and tolerance, and any crimes that were committed in its name were essentially religious...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is crazy but I can see my house in the top...

This is crazy but I can see my house in the top left of the photo of the Baalbek ruins.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,358
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I agree with the op that there is something...

I agree with the op that there is something unsatisfying with chasing likes on facebook and other social media. I used to take a lot pleasure in printing my photos with an inkjet printer and giving...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am not sure if certain lubricants are not...

I am not sure if certain lubricants are not affected by low humidity, but this is what Zeiss recommends:

http://lenses.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/website/service/fungus_on_lenses.html
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
RH 30% and below will cause the lubricants in...

RH 30% and below will cause the lubricants in mechanical instruments to dry.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-30-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Silica gel in a closed space can dangerously...

Silica gel in a closed space can dangerously lower the humidity to below 10-20%. You should never let the RH drop below 40%. There are cheap hygrometers both mechanical and digital that are designed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I use Collonil premium leather cream with cedar...

I use Collonil premium leather cream with cedar oil. It is meant for expensive leather hand bags so it's not really cheap. You should apply the cream every day since the case is very old, until the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The same thing happened to the ring of my M9...

The same thing happened to the ring of my M9 handgrip. My local technician did it while I was waiting, and free of charge! :)
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fungus spores need certain conditions to start...

Fungus spores need certain conditions to start growing, namely 3 consecutive days of RH higher than 60% and temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celcius, preferably in darkness. In humid climates,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That's really terrible, Cris. It sounds a bit odd...

That's really terrible, Cris. It sounds a bit odd though that fungus is growing on the inside as there is no "food" for it to feed on. I would try sending it to Solms and see if Leica will do it for...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-28-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,872
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fungus growth can be stopped if stored at RH 60%...

Fungus growth can be stopped if stored at RH 60% or below, preferably between 55% and 40%. Too low RH will cause the internal oils and lubes to dry. Fungus grows when the equipment is stored, never...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,097
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Carl Zeiss filters on every lens. It is a myth...

Carl Zeiss filters on every lens. It is a myth good filters cause image degradation. In certain lighting conditions, you'll get the same image degradation with or without the filter. I replace the...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 08-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mine does that when mounted on the camera but is...

Mine does that when mounted on the camera but is very smooth when unmounted. If that is the case, it's not really serious.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 08-19-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,087
Posted By EdwardKaraa
So Mike, how are the profiles working for you so...

So Mike, how are the profiles working for you so far?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I don't use hoods with rangefinders. They block...

I don't use hoods with rangefinders. They block too much of the view. I use filters for protection against minor scratches.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 3,131
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, they do :)

Yes, they do :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
You sound like someone from a poor neighborhood,...

You sound like someone from a poor neighborhood, or someone who has had problems with the law in the past.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Wow man, that's a really condescending remark.

Wow man, that's a really condescending remark.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is where we disagree. For you being a cop is...

This is where we disagree. For you being a cop is a job, for me it's a vocation and sacrifice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I didn't understand that there ever was such...

I didn't understand that there ever was such proposition. The officers obviously broke the law by arresting that pseudo-journalist. I'm just saying that we should be more understanding to where they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I'm sorry but there is more hostility in this...

I'm sorry but there is more hostility in this forum towards cops than in Alcatraz during its days ;) These people put their lives in danger for you guys. I think they deserve a little slack.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 3,468
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, it was an arrest scene, a sensitive...

Well, it was an arrest scene, a sensitive subject. Police normally would like to use some force, some intimidation, in an arrest, and being filmed while doing that isn't exactly appreciated. I...
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