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Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you for your kind words, Hunter. No,...

Thank you for your kind words, Hunter.

No, actually, I'm pricing the Q lens at 0$. Basically the lens is for free, if you calculate that the M240 - RF + EVF = 6500$. Of course, that doesn't make...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, I think it's a very interesting thread and...

Mike, I think it's a very interesting thread and very valid, regardless of the OP's stance on digital.

On LUF, there was a thread about Leica or Zeiss being better, started by troll, but it resulted...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
My guess is a, b, and c. The Q should be priced...

My guess is a, b, and c. The Q should be priced like an M240 - RF + EVF + lens.

M240 7000$ - RF 1000$ + EVF 500$ + lens? = ???

Basically the Q at 4250$ with lens is way cheaper than M240 at 6500$...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
First, I wouldn't take this matter that...

First, I wouldn't take this matter that emotionally, guys. It's just a freaking camera. ;)

So you woke up this morning, and thought it's time to buy a new pair of shoes. You went to your regular...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Cal :) I think it would be more...

Thank you Cal :)

I think it would be more sensible to accept that there are differing views on this matter. I don't think anyone is right or wrong, some prefer optical corrections others tolerate...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 216
Views: 12,679
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It looks like 80% of the participants don't mind....

It looks like 80% of the participants don't mind. Sorry to be among the 20% who do.
I know software corrections are very common these days. There is always a draw back. I really love the fact that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There are too many reasons of course but...

There are too many reasons of course but sometimes it could be something very simple, like fluctuations in electricity. I used to have this problem frequently until I realized that for some strange...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 10,797
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I personally think that taking candids of half...

I personally think that taking candids of half naked women on the beach is a very bad idea because sand and salt will get into your expensive Leica cameras and lenses and ruin them :D
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There is no need to email Leica, there's not much...

There is no need to email Leica, there's not much they can do with an email.

Just send it in for service. They will replace the sensor for you or offer you an upgrade if you wish so.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 215
Views: 8,781
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Sometimes I shoot them, most times I don't. It's...

Sometimes I shoot them, most times I don't. It's case dependent. If I think it's demeaning I don't shoot. If the subject is interesting I take the shot. If they ask for a photo I oblige. If they ask...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The 50 MP is a monster of a lens, while the ZM...

The 50 MP is a monster of a lens, while the ZM are designed to be used on lighter smaller RF cameras.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That is very true, but in my opinion the C-Sonnar...

That is very true, but in my opinion the C-Sonnar is really a mild case compared to the Summilux. I have seen plenty of amazing shots ruined because it's next to impossible to focus it with the RF...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No lens can be considered sharp if the owner...

No lens can be considered sharp if the owner can't focus it properly, no matter how theoretically good it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think it would be best to buy a hygrometer and...

I think it would be best to buy a hygrometer and check the relative humidity where you store your gear. If it's 60% or above then a dry cabinet is a must.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No problem Dave! :)

No problem Dave! :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Nope, what I meant is that you can choose the...

Nope, what I meant is that you can choose the time to send in your camera, when you have less jobs during the slow season for instance. There is no hurry to send it before the 3 years goodwill free...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think the main positive aspect is that no one...

I think the main positive aspect is that no one would be in a hurry to send their camera away now. The corrosion spots look like oil spots and can be easily cloned out.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Cal! Even though I don't have the M9...

Thank you Cal! Even though I don't have the M9 anymore, this statement renewed my confidence in Leica and exceeded actually my expectations.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Fully agree. I have the feeling after one year of...

Fully agree. I have the feeling after one year of use that the M240 is the mature product I was waiting for, the one I can keep for several years without needing to upgrade.

I too don't see Leica...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think one should also consider what is the ME...

I think one should also consider what is the ME and why it was released at this price. Once you know/admit the answer, then you will see things differently.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No need for jealousy guys! I mean how many of you...

No need for jealousy guys! I mean how many of you are NOT members at LUF? :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, I totally agree with you, and I was in the...

Mike, I totally agree with you, and I was in the same position as you, and even switched to Sony when my M9 was in repair. But I can confidently say the M240 is the most mature digital M product to...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, it's called the Leica User Forum after all...

Well, it's called the Leica User Forum after all ;)

And to be honest, before the sensor issue came up, how many posts in the digital M forum over here per day? This is a rangefinder forum, and...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I agree that blaming the glue for sensor...

I agree that blaming the glue for sensor delamination makes no sense whatsoever.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Hi Cal, yes definitely we have the same...

Hi Cal, yes definitely we have the same expectations but I am probably taking the more pessimistic route. The MM is moreover a special case, in that it has a monochromatic sensor that has a high...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Of course, my reply is not intended at the...

Of course, my reply is not intended at the current sensor problem, but at the remarks made earlier about Leica marketing the M9 as lasting a lifetime.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, the M8 is even better than the M9 at base...

Well, the M8 is even better than the M9 at base iso. But did you consider the unusable high iso above 640? The banding? The shutter sound? The card issues? The 2001 LCD screen? The processor that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No matter what Leica claims, no one should expect...

No matter what Leica claims, no one should expect a digital M to last for a lifetime. Like every other digital camera, it should be expected to be upgraded every 3 years, and up to 6 years if one can...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By EdwardKaraa
With no disrespect to Thorsten, statements like...

With no disrespect to Thorsten, statements like "wear your Leica" really contribute to this perception ;) But hey, he's very successful at what he does and that's how he makes his money, so good on...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think you're describing the current state of...

I think you're describing the current state of photography in general. Most are wannabe photographers. Those who can afford it buy Leicas, those who do not buy other brands. If you are able to sieve...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Initially I planned to keep the M9 for a couple...

Initially I planned to keep the M9 for a couple of years and get the M240-P or maybe the next model, but the delaminating sensor of the M9 somewhat forced me to make the upgrade earlier. I must say I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,918
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Agreed. The cameras are so different it's not a...

Agreed. The cameras are so different it's not a matter of price at all. I wouldn't buy any, personally. I would get the latest M model instead. However, if I have to strictly choose between these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,845
Posted By EdwardKaraa
My other half never touches my cameras. I never...

My other half never touches my cameras. I never touch her french leather bags. Perfect harmony :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Hi Michael, Indeed, we are both saying the exact...

Hi Michael,

Indeed, we are both saying the exact same thing, while focusing each on different aspects.

As for the white paper, Dr. Nasse wrote several for Zeiss, but for some reason there is no...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 11-28-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,326
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I always kept it at the lowest setting. With my...

I always kept it at the lowest setting. With my high contrast ZM lenses the EVF would light like a Christmas tree at anything higher :)
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 11-28-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,326
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Oh, regarding focus peaking, I personally find it...

Oh, regarding focus peaking, I personally find it next to useless. It is much better to turn it off, and rely on image magnification for critical focus. On the M, it is more precise than the A7, in...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 11-28-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,326
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I used an A7 for 3 months while my M9 was having...

I used an A7 for 3 months while my M9 was having a sensor transplant at Solms. To me, it was just another digital camera, if you see what I mean. It takes nice pictures but that's about it. It looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Again Michael, you're reading wrongly. I didn't...

Again Michael, you're reading wrongly. I didn't say (neither did Zeiss) that a sharper lens has more diffraction. I said very clearly that the effects of diffraction are visible earlier with lenses...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That is not really nice to say Duane. Having a...

That is not really nice to say Duane. Having a bad day?

By the way, I got 6 months warranty on my new sensor last year. I understand now it is 1 year not 3 year, but only on the sensor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By EdwardKaraa
But but but, that is absolutely not what I said....

But but but, that is absolutely not what I said. Why do you say it is a load of Bull?

What I said, and Zeiss said, and I'm pretty sure even with your PhD that Zeiss knows better than you, that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Charlie, I send it in after 1 year, but I should...

Charlie, I send it in after 1 year, but I should have send it earlier as I was spending too much time cloning out these inexplicably resistant spots that couldn't be removed with wet cleaning....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Correct, around 2 1/2 months. The did scare me...

Correct, around 2 1/2 months. The did scare me with their expected turn around of 4-6 months though :D
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Excellent points! We have only to see what the...

Excellent points!

We have only to see what the not too thick (1.5mm) glass cover of the Sony A7 does to RF glass. The M9's is just 0.8mm which looks like the maximum thickness that can be used with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Agreed on all points Roger. I would like to add...

Agreed on all points Roger.

I would like to add that diffraction can act as an excellent soft focus filter at very small apertures (16 and smaller) and it removes moire too (especially on non AA...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I bought my M9 new from an authorized Leica...

I bought my M9 new from an authorized Leica dealer and it already showed 5-10 delamination bubbles that I mistook for oil spots. They multiplied to around 100 in less than a year. I think it is...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It is interesting that "the suede" member on FM...

It is interesting that "the suede" member on FM forum who is a optical scientist and one of the founders of the old photodo website, has mentioned several times, and way before this issue became...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It is said that the sharper the lens, the faster...

It is said that the sharper the lens, the faster diffraction kicks in. Zeiss were proud to mention that their lenses are affected by diffraction as early as f/5.6. In practical terms, I don't think...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-26-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 38,258
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The wobble issue has been resolved long ago. Only...

The wobble issue has been resolved long ago. Only the first years of production had this problem. Anyhow Zeiss fixed my 85 Sonnar for just 95 euros so the charges are quite reasonable. I wouldn't...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-25-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Sorry I must have been more careful with my...

Sorry I must have been more careful with my wording. As far as I know, from several sources, that the card and battery contacts are part of the board. It's not the slot or housing themselves. Sorry...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica has probably anticipated this problem since...

Leica has probably anticipated this problem since it is not really news. It has been going on for a while, and most people who became aware of this problem have already had the sensor replaced.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
"I have never had sexual relations with that...

"I have never had sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinski." Bill Clinton

Yeah, I have vaguely heard about a couple of sensors having issues but only in the swamps of Florida and Louisiana....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I love it when someone who doesn't even own that...

I love it when someone who doesn't even own that camera makes remarks like this about the users ;)

For your information, this problem affects EVERY camera body that has the Kodak sensor. It's not...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Many users accounts on LUF, but I am too lazy to...

Many users accounts on LUF, but I am too lazy to look them up :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I'm afraid that is not true. I think it is...

I'm afraid that is not true. I think it is Leica's way to put at least part of the blame on users. Corrosion starts as soon as the coatings are applied, but it might take 3 months to 1 year to start...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, that is confirmed.

Yes, that is confirmed.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-22-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 38,504
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Having had an M9 with a delaminating sensor, and...

Having had an M9 with a delaminating sensor, and actually Leica's response being partly as a reaction to my posts on that thread, I can say the following:

- the delamination is not caused by...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15820500932_b2...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7563/15820500932_b28261d9b0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q71cKs)M(240) ZM 85/2 (https://flic.kr/p/q71cKs) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/), on...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Mike, thank you! Wouter, I don't really, having...

Mike, thank you!

Wouter, I don't really, having never used the summicron AA, but I know the Sonnar has purple fringing wide open while the cron doesn't. The Sonnar seems to be the sharper lens, by a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-17-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much Giorgio. Much appreciated.

Thank you very much Giorgio. Much appreciated.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-16-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 7,011
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That pretty much sums up my view but said in a...

That pretty much sums up my view but said in a much more eloquent way than I could have said it :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Definitely, but to be honest I use mine as a RF...

Definitely, but to be honest I use mine as a RF exclusively. This is the way I feel most comfortable shooting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The biggest difference imo is that with an slr...

The biggest difference imo is that with an slr you see the focus zone that the lens sees, while with RF the DOF is infinite. For certain subjects, the RF helps a lot in the composition, while in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 7,658
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Well, in both film and digital, it depends on...

Well, in both film and digital, it depends on which film and which digital camera. I am sure you don't mean velvia for skin tones or highlight rolloff, or even color reproduction. In fact, color...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 7,658
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Perfection? What perfection? Neither film nor...

Perfection? What perfection? Neither film nor digital are perfect ;)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 7,658
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Purely unintentional, probably my subconscious...

Purely unintentional, probably my subconscious talking :D

I do love film for the imperfections though. But I prefer to look at other people's shots :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 7,658
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Despite shooting currently exclusively digital, I...

Despite shooting currently exclusively digital, I am always happy to know that many actors and stars still love film. There have been several similar statements in the past few years, from Keanu...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,050
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Apart from the leaning forward trick that works...

Apart from the leaning forward trick that works very well, I find it also easy to slightly focus backwards with portraits. Instead of the near eye I focus on the nose ridge for instance, or in...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,050
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I personally prefer the lens to be calibrated for...

I personally prefer the lens to be calibrated for 2.8. I can deal with 2 cm front focus at MFD when shooting wide open. Correcting for back focus is more difficult for me. Unfortunately my copy was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 6,002
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That may be true, but it's one more reason not to...

That may be true, but it's one more reason not to mess with them needlessly. I am only willing to fight to protect myself or my family from harm. I don't have a problem showing my papers if that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,616
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I prefer Leica leather straps and arte di mano...

I prefer Leica leather straps and arte di mano half cases.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 6,002
Posted By EdwardKaraa
This is hilarious. Common sense is not cowardice....

This is hilarious. Common sense is not cowardice. Refusing to show your papers to an officer is plain stupid. Being brave is to fight to protect your family and others, not pick a needless fight just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 6,002
Posted By EdwardKaraa
One should know what they want. If you want to...

One should know what they want. If you want to fight the police and get arrested, then refuse to show your papers. If you want to take photos, show your papers to the police, it only takes a couple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 6,002
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Haven't you heard of defusing a potentially...

Haven't you heard of defusing a potentially conflictual situation before it actually starts? I teach this to my aikido students everyday. There is no need to be a hero, let someone else be. Sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 6,002
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Morale of the story: if you're asked by a police...

Morale of the story: if you're asked by a police officer to give your details, you give your details with a friendly smile and get on with your life. I can't believe how idiotic some people can be in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,770
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I hope no emotional damage will be caused, but...

I hope no emotional damage will be caused, but hey, you can sue the police too :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,770
Posted By EdwardKaraa
What wouldn't people do to make an extra buck or...

What wouldn't people do to make an extra buck or two. So basically this girl prostituted her cleavage for 45k but only received 2k. Serves her well.
Forum: Sony Alpa 7 / NEX News / General Discussion 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I am still hoping Fuji will one day make a FF...

I am still hoping Fuji will one day make a FF mirrorless and I am very sure it would be something fantastic. I really love their retro designs and ergonomics and much prefer it to Sony. Most probably...
Forum: Sony Alpa 7 / NEX News / General Discussion 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A digital version of this one would be even more...

A digital version of this one would be even more interesting :D
Forum: Sony Alpa 7 / NEX News / General Discussion 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A Zeiss Ikon should have an M mount by...

A Zeiss Ikon should have an M mount by definition. No OVF, no RF, no LCD, that's a lot of nos. The whole things sounds like a hoax to me. The only company capable of building a digital RF apart from...
Forum: Sony Alpa 7 / NEX News / General Discussion 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,153
Posted By EdwardKaraa
No OVF no LCD that sounds exciting. I hope the...

No OVF no LCD that sounds exciting. I hope the EVF is included haha!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-30-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Indeed, I am talking about some loss in the tonal...

Indeed, I am talking about some loss in the tonal range when darkening the shot in ACR. I do not notice this loss when lightening the shot. In fact the colors look better when the shot is slightly...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
There are several ways of boosting iso. Most CCD...

There are several ways of boosting iso. Most CCD cameras, including MFDB and the M9 boost iso in software, not by amplifying the signal like regular CMOS based cameras. The camera basically shoots...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Leica M9 (This is added to make the text longer...

Leica M9

(This is added to make the text longer as requested)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I've done a lot of experimenting with the M9 and...

I've done a lot of experimenting with the M9 and Sony A900 in the past, but unfortunately didn't keep the files. Can't tell you exactly why because I'm not familiar with the physics involved but I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The problem with this method is that it seems to...

The problem with this method is that it seems to lower the color quality in the mid tones on modern sensors. Exposing correctly is the best way to obtain the best tonality and color quality on modern...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Many CCD cameras are isoless. You can shoot at...

Many CCD cameras are isoless. You can shoot at base iso and underexpose by 4 stops (pushed in the raw converter) and you get better results than bumping up the iso 4 stops.

CMOS are traditionally...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
You aren't stupid Cal! :) I fully agree, and...

You aren't stupid Cal! :)

I fully agree, and that's what I do. In some instances with high contrast though, especially at night, I underexpose to protect the highlights then bring up the shadows in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,108
Posted By EdwardKaraa
That was true 10 years ago. The current trend is...

That was true 10 years ago. The current trend is to underexpose at low iso and push in post ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By EdwardKaraa
First, blower bulb. If that doesn't work, goat...

First, blower bulb. If that doesn't work, goat hair brush. If that doesn't work, microfiber cloth. If that doesn't work, microfiber cloth with lens cleaning liquid. If that doesn't work, microfiber...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-13-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Very nice shots hellomikmik. I especially like...

Very nice shots hellomikmik. I especially like no. 3.

Another recent shot:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15515539035_0942bea9c5_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pD4ccH)M(240) - ZM 85/2...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you sevres_babylone! I do hope the Sonnar...

Thank you sevres_babylone! I do hope the Sonnar will be back again in another incarnation.

Photony Texas, thanks a lot for posting. Love posts 8 and 10. Beautiful rendering.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/14213077386_bc...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/14213077386_bcde20df96_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nDXJJo)
L1000796 (https://flic.kr/p/nDXJJo) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/), on Flickr
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15038340561_41...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15038340561_41259d7e43_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oUTqHP)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/oUTqHP) by edward karaa...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15038336741_60...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15038336741_603ce530d9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oUTpzX)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/oUTpzX) by edward karaa...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15487811125_4c...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15487811125_4c77bccf67_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pAB5Ei)M(240) - ZM 85/2 (https://flic.kr/p/pAB5Ei) by edward karaa (https://www.flickr.com/people/36907043@N05/),...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/15165586266_0b...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/15165586266_0b5c726012_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p78Arh)M240 - ZM 85 Sonnar (https://flic.kr/p/p78Arh) by edward karaa...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By EdwardKaraa
ZM 2/85 Sonnar photos

We don't often see photos with this lens, being discontinued and everything. So here's the dedicated thread.
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 10-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,766
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Regarding the 240 metering, in fact it favors...

Regarding the 240 metering, in fact it favors overexposure with 50+ lenses, spot on with 35s, and slightly underexposes with 28-.

I don't need an LCD to know that the metering is off. I don't use...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 10-10-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,766
Posted By EdwardKaraa
A bit disappointed to be honest. I was expecting...

A bit disappointed to be honest. I was expecting something more clever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,811
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It's actually Lei Tao. Tao being the "way" as in...

It's actually Lei Tao. Tao being the "way" as in "do" in japanese. It is the art that the current management seems to have mastered so well :)
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2014
Replies: 189
Views: 19,080
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Lebanese, living in Bangkok.

Lebanese, living in Bangkok.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
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: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 09-12-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
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 09-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,235
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: 38
Views: 5,317
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: 16,223
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: 16,223
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 A7 Series - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 13,683
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,192
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: 3,206
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: 1,806
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: 5,745
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: 304,481
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: 304,481
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-23-2013
Replies: 379
Views: 94,776
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Excellent decision. Congrats!

Excellent decision. Congrats!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,151
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: 2,833
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: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 759
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: 1,568
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: 13,482
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: 13,482
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: 13,482
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: 7,846
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 Lenses & Images 09-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 803
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: 5,955
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: 5,955
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: 5,955
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: 1,464
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: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,949
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: 2,217
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: 437
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,804
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: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,162
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: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 770
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: Leica M9 / ME 08-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,093
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: 1,125
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: 4,132
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, they do :)

Yes, they do :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 4,760
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: 4,760
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: 4,760
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: 4,760
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: 4,760
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: 4,760
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...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 4,760
Posted By EdwardKaraa
So press photographers official gear is an iPhone...

So press photographers official gear is an iPhone now? I'm sure if she was acting like a real press photographer, and had the proper equipment, things wouldn't have escalated, but I understand that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Nigel. Once I receive the replacement...

Thank you Nigel. Once I receive the replacement mount, I will give it a soft try first. Sometimes the screws are very tight.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thanks Mike! It seems it is a simple operation,...

Thanks Mike! It seems it is a simple operation, involving just unscrewing 4 screws, switching mounts, putting the screws back on. However, I am very clumsy with tools and I am afraid that my hand...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Changing bayonet mount

I've ordered a bayonet mount from Zeiss for the 25 biogon that brings up the 28mm frame.

Is this something that I can do myself or should I leave it to a pro? Any tips or things should I watch out...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-01-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 17,870
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much Mike, Helen! Greatly...

Thank you very much Mike, Helen! Greatly appreciated! :)

Couple of shots after a storm from my balcony. Sorry for the high iso noise,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7,207
Posted By EdwardKaraa
LOL In my opinion, the grip is a utilitarian...

LOL

In my opinion, the grip is a utilitarian accessory. You can "grip" the camera without it alright, but there is definitely a clear improvement with the grip. On the other hand, the half cases are...
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,205
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I would say 25 and 35.

I would say 25 and 35.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2013
Replies: 379
Views: 94,776
Posted By EdwardKaraa
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/8865895034_2c7f...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/8865895034_2c7f1fdf67_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardkaraa/8865895034/)
M9 + Zeiss 50 Planar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardkaraa/8865895034/) by...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 17,870
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Here's for you 35 Biogon fans...

Here's for you 35 Biogon fans :)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/9116343344_6894d45315_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardkaraa/9116343344/)
M9 + Zeiss 35 Biogon...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 20,557
Posted By EdwardKaraa
And a portrait from the same...

And a portrait from the same place:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/9145431930_3324b302c8_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardkaraa/9145431930/)
M9 + Zeiss 25 Biogon...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 20,557
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Here's a recent...

Here's a recent shot:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5499/9118439028_98ff74da0f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardkaraa/9118439028/)
M9 + Zeiss 25 Biogon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 10,053
Posted By EdwardKaraa
As I mentioned earlier, I always give money when...

As I mentioned earlier, I always give money when asked to. These people are aware of their situation, and how others look at them. They know how the photos will exploit their condition. It's only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 10,053
Posted By EdwardKaraa
But that's in a public place and the homeless...

But that's in a public place and the homeless guys were clearly looking for attention. Otherwise, I agree about the usual lack of sense and sensibility when shooting these subjects.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 10,053
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you! Sometimes a smiley is not enough.

Thank you! Sometimes a smiley is not enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 10,053
Posted By EdwardKaraa
When asked for money I always pay. However, my...

When asked for money I always pay. However, my opinion on this particular incident is that some people should be rather shot with guns than with cameras ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 6,597
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Nice article.

Nice article.
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-19-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,939
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Haempe, as a major in law and political science,...

Haempe, as a major in law and political science, believe me I know exactly what is communism. My remark was kind of tongue in cheek, and sorry if it offended you.
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-18-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,939
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Ok, so let's assume this a spoiled brat. Her...

Ok, so let's assume this a spoiled brat. Her filthy rich father bought this expensive camera for her. She only uses it to post pictures of her friends on facebook. She doesn't mind shooting in the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The focus shift is caused by under corrected...

The focus shift is caused by under corrected spherical aberrations. The 50 lux is well corrected.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By EdwardKaraa
You're welcome! To be honest, I really loved the...

You're welcome! To be honest, I really loved the rendering of the Sonnar but I wasn't too keen on the focus shift (which affects many RF lenses by the way, not only the Sonnar). I think the 50/2...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yes, the c-Sonnar has substantial focus shift and...

Yes, the c-Sonnar has substantial focus shift and beautiful rendering. If you like the rendering, you need to learn how to deal with focus shift. Some samples are calibrated for wide open, while...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-16-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 46,949
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think you're right about the lux vs cron...

I think you're right about the lux vs cron analogy, so it must be similar with the ZM. I was probably talking about myself and my own preferences. Anyhow, I'm sure it's going to be a spectacular...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-15-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 46,949
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Very interesting news indeed. It would be nice to...

Very interesting news indeed. It would be nice to have a high performance 35/1.4 with no focus shift and closer MFD to use on Leica M or mirrorless bodies. However, the 35/2 is so good that Zeiss...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Silica gel may dangerously reduce humidity below...

Silica gel may dangerously reduce humidity below 30% in a closed space. Photographic equipment likes humidity between 45 and 55%. Below 30% the lubricants dry out and mechanical failure may ensue.
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,939
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Hahaha, that is a good answer :) I feel uneasy...

Hahaha, that is a good answer :)

I feel uneasy with this thread, because the purpose looks to me like envy. A young person with an expensive camera, I wouldn't see anything wrong with that. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,026
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I store my gear in a dry cabinet. Dark cupboards...

I store my gear in a dry cabinet. Dark cupboards are the best recipe for growing fungus.
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,939
Posted By EdwardKaraa
So what exactly is the purpose of this thread?...

So what exactly is the purpose of this thread? Serious question.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much for this valuable piece of...

Thank you very much for this valuable piece of info, Duane.

Could you please let us know more in detail the reasons why you prefer these custom profiles, or perhaps show one simple comparison with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,093
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Since I started this thread, I have switched back...

Since I started this thread, I have switched back and forth between Adobe Standard and Embedded. Contrarily to what I posted earlier, I think Adobe Standard produces the most neutral (or standard)...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-10-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 46,949
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The thing is, if it was to be released in 2013 as...

The thing is, if it was to be released in 2013 as planned, it should be in production by now, and we would have started to see "leaks". We don't even know what FL and aperture and Zeiss did say "at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-10-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 46,949
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I don't think Zeiss will announce the new ZM...

I don't think Zeiss will announce the new ZM lenses anytime soon. The market is quickly shifting towards mirrorless, and this is where the money is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2013
Replies: 366
Views: 92,325
Posted By EdwardKaraa
The perception of high build quality. Definitely...

The perception of high build quality. Definitely the smooth well damped focusing rings and the quality of the material are nice to have, but in reality there are as many Leica lemons as there are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 30,632
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Yessssssssss!

Yessssssssss!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
By the way, with 10x magnification LV on the GXR,...

By the way, with 10x magnification LV on the GXR, it is amazing that you can see the focus shifting live with every 1/3 aperture click.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I think you're absolutely right. Mine was front...

I think you're absolutely right. Mine was front focusing wide open at close distances, and very sharp at infinity when stopped down to f/5.6-8, but didn't reach infinity wide open.

I send it back...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Here's a test I did on the GXR last...

Here's a test I did on the GXR last year:



http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1129234/1#10784553
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
It doesn't show in casual use, but if you shoot a...

It doesn't show in casual use, but if you shoot a calibration target at different apertures you will notice it.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
In what sense, Stephen? Because of size?

In what sense, Stephen? Because of size?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I guess it's like the biogon 2/35. Zeiss claims...

I guess it's like the biogon 2/35. Zeiss claims it has no focus shift, but in fact there is about 2-3 cm shift at MFD, which is considered not too serious.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Roger, I remember reading in Zeiss literature...

Roger, I remember reading in Zeiss literature that this lens didn't have focus shift. Are you sure?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By EdwardKaraa
I have seen it selling for 3000-3500$.

I have seen it selling for 3000-3500$.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 30,632
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Your wish will come true. Nothing interesting for...

Your wish will come true. Nothing interesting for M users.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you Matus. This confirms my impressions as...

Thank you Matus. This confirms my impressions as well.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Totally agreed, Red! I've been there, done that...

Totally agreed, Red! I've been there, done that :) Definitely buying new stuff doesn't help. I recently bought the C-Sonnar thinking it would inspire me to do something new, but it didn't work. Btw,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-23-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Redisburning thank you very much for the very...

Redisburning thank you very much for the very nice words, which I greatly appreciate as coming from a fellow photographer with a great eye and extensive knowledge. You are absolutely right that I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 30,632
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-23-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Thank you very much Andrew! Very valuable...

Thank you very much Andrew! Very valuable information and great shots!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-23-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By EdwardKaraa
Great that you have both :) How would you...

Great that you have both :)

How would you compare corner performance? Color shift?

Would you say the 21 has more 3D or the 25 too clinical?
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