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Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 01-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By eef
You should call the 5th one "nobody trusts the...

You should call the 5th one "nobody trusts the photographer"

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By eef
Anyone happy with one of these on an M 240?

Anyone happy with one of these on an M 240?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,876
Posted By eef
Sean Reid seems to think it can be a sort of...

Sean Reid seems to think it can be a sort of "camera problem" in that if you upgrade your camera enough, it may reveal existing flaws in your lenses that went unnoticed on a lesser camera. See his...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By eef
So it turns out the problem was the super-cheap...

So it turns out the problem was the super-cheap Chinese made helicoid adapter. The inner helicoid screws too far into the camera body when at the normal setting. I don't know why I never noticed...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By eef
Well, I just answered my own question. Took a...

Well, I just answered my own question. Took a picture outside, and it went back to all its old, bad behavior. Did I read something on this forum about how the light coming though some manual lens...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By eef
Did I fix my nex 5n?

I have been having odd problems with it for a very long time (since I got it used on Amazon). The main problem would be that it would immediately snap back into shoot mode when I tried to select...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 04-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 21,665
Posted By eef
I got one of...

I got one of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Leica-M-Lens-to-Sony-NEX-Camera-Macro-Helicoid-Adapter-For-NEX5N-NEX3C-NEX7-/110901355796?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item19d23c6514

I...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-11-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 10,566
Posted By eef
Spoiler alert: He really likes it.

Spoiler alert: He really likes it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By eef
I love my M8 too. Passed on the M9, but thinking...

I love my M8 too. Passed on the M9, but thinking long and hard about the new M.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,297
Posted By eef
Thanks for the tips. I did not do much post...

Thanks for the tips. I did not do much post processing, as I really am not much for it. It turns out that Aperture has an IR preset, which I used, then tweaked a bit to get what I posted. Any...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,297
Posted By eef
Well that didn't work. But you can maybe see the...

Well that didn't work. But you can maybe see the picture here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/efroymson/6848938361/
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,297
Posted By eef
Inspired by the others, I made an...

Inspired by the others, I made an attempt:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/efroymson/6848938361/
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-30-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 5,825
Posted By eef
Since I have an M6, M8, and RD-1, I feel...

Since I have an M6, M8, and RD-1, I feel compelled to reply. Of the three, I have used only the M8 since I got it. Digital workflow, and more reliable than the RD-1 (the Epson rangefinder was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-09-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,297
Posted By eef
These are gorgeous pictures! Has anyone used an...

These are gorgeous pictures! Has anyone used an M8 and IR to do "scientific" or "practical" work, like looking for heat loss in a building? I have some heating issues with my new house, and thought...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By eef
Got the m-coder (popflash has it for a good...

Got the m-coder (popflash has it for a good price, then I blew all my savings on replacements for lost lens caps) coded the pre-asph summilux as an asph, and it recognized it! For good measure (if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By eef
Agreed, but I like to leave coding on for when it...

Agreed, but I like to leave coding on for when it is needed, then switching to an uncoded lens might confuse my poor camera. At least that is the thought.

Perhaps I just am overdoing it. I even...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-05-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By eef
The pre-asph lux is not codable (at least per...

The pre-asph lux is not codable (at least per Leica). How do you get around that? I end up using my pre-asph cron all the time instead, at least on the M8, where coding is perhaps more important...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By eef
Since this is the "Official" thread, I will post...

Since this is the "Official" thread, I will post my question here. I recently got a Milich adapter for my CV 15, and then I bought some Testor paint. Black, white and red (for the notch to indicate...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By eef
Sean Reid has a review of the SF 58. He is always...

Sean Reid has a review of the SF 58. He is always worth reading. http://reidreviews.com (http://reidreviews.com/)
Forum: Photo Software 07-05-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 7,822
Posted By eef
Used Capture One with pleasure until I got...

Used Capture One with pleasure until I got Aperture, which allows me to do all photo related work in one app, from filing to printing. The prints look good to me. Am I really giving up quality for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By eef
It fits just fine on the camera (at least my...

It fits just fine on the camera (at least my titanium one does). Leica does not code it though, which for a 35mm lens is of minor importance.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,323
Posted By eef
X-570 was my first real camera. One lens kit...

X-570 was my first real camera. One lens kit with the 50 1.8, shot hundreds of Kodachrome 64 slides with it. Got rid of it for whatever reason, then got a another one a few years back, which got me...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By eef
There is a new flash that Leica announced, anyone...

There is a new flash that Leica announced, anyone tried it?
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09021711leicasf58flash.asp

The auto-fill looks cool.

I have a Sunpak 383 that I use on those extremely...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-21-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 6,898
Posted By eef
I was taking pictures with my RD-1 at a friend's...

I was taking pictures with my RD-1 at a friend's wedding. I liked a lot of them, but I was really glad to be "a" photographer, not "the" photographer. After "the" photographer left, and someone...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By eef
Crowd shot...

Crowd shot here:
http://efroymson.blogspot.com/2009/04/crowd-shot.html

There is another thread with more discussion on it, so I will leave it at that.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By eef
M8 at a Tea Party

Took some pictures of the Tea Party here in Albuquerque. Folks were spread out along the street, so they generally noticed me taking the pictures, which I feel detracts from them, they look too...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-13-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By eef
The motion blur on the stationary background and...

The motion blur on the stationary background and the frozen motion of the foreground subject combine to make a rather disquieting effect (the grimace also). The slow shutter plus flash did that I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-02-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,290
Posted By eef
I found that replacing the stock covering with...

I found that replacing the stock covering with cameraleather.com griptac (http://cameraleather.com/colors/griptac.htm) made a world of difference. Perhaps my hands are not so large. Also, AusDLK,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,101
Posted By eef
Since a couple people asked, and it looks like I...

Since a couple people asked, and it looks like I am the only one here who uses it (!?) a few words on the 90mm f4 and the eyes. I really enjoy it, the eyes do a great job of adjusting for the close...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,101
Posted By eef
Am I the only one using the 90mm Macro with eyes?...

Am I the only one using the 90mm Macro with eyes? I enjoy it, partly because it looks so funky, but also because it works pretty well. The attached are from the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-03-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,029
Posted By eef
Aperture has dodge and burn, and a plug-in...

Aperture has dodge and burn, and a plug-in architecture that now hosts Noise Ninja, Nik sharpener, and a bunch of other tools (that I do not use). You can choose to do some of the file management...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By eef
I did hear a story about a woman who had to sell...

I did hear a story about a woman who had to sell a car and was to split the proceeds with her soon to be ex husband. Someone got a nice Volvo for about $100. Maybe this is a similar situation?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,737
Posted By eef
My travel kit these days is M8 plus VC15 (if you...

My travel kit these days is M8 plus VC15 (if you are going wide, why not all the way?) plus 90mmf4 (light weight tele) & macro adapter (sometimes I like to take pictures of leaves or rusty bolts)...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-06-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,945
Posted By eef
Count me as another -2/3 M8 shooter. Not the...

Count me as another -2/3 M8 shooter. Not the result of any long thought, it just seems to make more appealing images. Sometimes I miss my old Minolta X-570, that had the AE lock on the front of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By eef
It really did not require that much bravery, the...

It really did not require that much bravery, the police in Minnesota were all quite friendly, and despite the gas masks I saw, I never got more than a whiff of teargas. Or perhaps you were talking...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By eef
Pictures from St Paul

Have some pictures from the convention, and from the activity on the streets. Outdoors mostly the new 28 f2.8, indoors the 90 f4. Mixed in with some commentary that is OT for RFF, I imagine. Took...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-18-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By eef
If you are like me than what is next consists of...

If you are like me than what is next consists of the following:
Loving the RD-1.
Finding some frustrations with it, especially the rangefinder alignment.
Getting an M8.
Loving it even more.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By eef
Where do I spit on my SD card?

Where do I spit on my SD card?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-12-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,918
Posted By eef
In the M9 the frame lines will be projected from...

In the M9 the frame lines will be projected from an LCD, and will vary automatically with the focus distance.







At least I hope so.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By eef
I use the finder that came with my 21mm...

I use the finder that came with my 21mm Voigtlander. Works great. From the replies, it looks like there are many fine choices.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By eef
Thanks folks, looks like I will be going with...

Thanks folks, looks like I will be going with griptac from CameraLeather.com
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By eef
Vulcanite upgrade, a good idea?

I imagine many of you have gotten the recent Leica email about the upgrade program. In addition to the quiet shutter and the sapphire crystal, there is "vulcanite leatherette" available. One...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,011
Posted By eef
Well, Commie spies stole plans for nuclear bombs....

Well, Commie spies stole plans for nuclear bombs. It wasn't all hyseria, look up Venona for more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venona_project
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,616
Posted By eef
The beauty of the M8 is the choices it gives you....

The beauty of the M8 is the choices it gives you. 90+% of the time I have a 35mm Summicron IV on mine, but the Voigtlander 15mm is usually in my bag if I need it.

Before I got the M8 I went to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-05-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By eef
FWIW my M6 is gathering dust since I got the M8. ...

FWIW my M6 is gathering dust since I got the M8. it probably should be sold
to someone who would use it. Same with the RD-1. I have hundreds of beautiful shots with it, but somehow I don't trust...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By eef
It doesn't move much. Mine has an M mount...

It doesn't move much. Mine has an M mount adapter screwed on, with a rear cap for a 21mm (a deep one, got off Ebay). Fits fine.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By eef
FWIW I have two batteries, keep 'em both charged...

FWIW I have two batteries, keep 'em both charged and swap em whenever I can (you can't charge a LiOn battery too often it seems). Always switch it off when it goes back in the bag, no problems so...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By eef
Don't feel bad that someone is taking great...

Don't feel bad that someone is taking great pictures with the RD-1 in Viet Nam. It is a beautiful place for photography. I was there years ago with a Ricoh R-1 (basically a point and shoot, but a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By eef
A few weeks ago B&H had them in stock.

A few weeks ago B&H had them in stock.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-28-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By eef
He does say that he used coded lenses and the...

He does say that he used coded lenses and the latest firmware. Doesn't that indeed make Cyan corners a non-issue?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By eef
Had it in my B&H shopping cart for a few minutes,...

Had it in my B&H shopping cart for a few minutes, but after returning from looking at reviews again (just to confirm you know) it was unavailable. I had thought that putting it in a cart would...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By eef
Out of stock now. :(

Out of stock now. :(
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By eef
I like the idea! I lost a picture of a tunnel...

I like the idea! I lost a picture of a tunnel exit on a train ride recently becuase I foolishly tried to take a shot of the inside of the tunnel, and the camera was doing noise reduction as the exit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By eef
The irksome part for me is that I had an RD-1...

The irksome part for me is that I had an RD-1 long enough to learn what a 35mm lens would capture on it, and now I have to relearn what it will do on the M8. Leica did us no favors by making the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 3,770
Posted By eef
The M8.1 (or M9 or what-have-you) could use: 1)...

The M8.1 (or M9 or what-have-you) could use:

1) Digitally composed frameline. That way you only see one, and it compensates not just for parallax but for image size. No more of this "set for .7...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By eef
I put one on my M8 frequently, and the images...

I put one on my M8 frequently, and the images just pop.

I am not sure this is my best example, I took it hand held in a museum, but it is already up on my blog, so easy to reference:
Glass object...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-31-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By eef
First "real" camera I ever used (unless a Kodak...

First "real" camera I ever used (unless a Kodak X-15 is "real"). My Dad carried one back packing, we must have hundreds of slides taken with it. He always put Kodachrome 64 in it, set it for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,182
Posted By eef
The big problem with the M5 is that it uses film....

The big problem with the M5 is that it uses film. Get an M8 instead. Much better technology. You can change ISO on the fly! How cool is that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By eef
I have a related problem, after switching from...

I have a related problem, after switching from the RD-1 to the M8 I usually have too much stuff all around my subjects. Is it the frameline accuracy, or the difference between 1.3x and 1.5x? Did I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 3,176
Posted By eef
One compensation of the M8 (and any "small"...

One compensation of the M8 (and any "small" sensor camera) is that since the image has to be blown up more, the effective DOF for a given lens is reduced. It is common when zone focussing to use the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,094
Posted By eef
Not really. The M8 has the R shutter for more...

Not really. The M8 has the R shutter for more reasons than just a higher speed. I don't think that they could fit the sensor behind the cloth curtains.

Not to mention that all of this is a bit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-06-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By eef
Shows as in-stock on line, first time I have ever...

Shows as in-stock on line, first time I have ever seen that.

BTW, just upgraded the firmware in mine to 1.092, and it did not blow up or anything.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By eef
I just ordered a 49mm filter from adorama, but...

I just ordered a 49mm filter from adorama, but they (and everyone it seems) are out of the 39mm. I have not looked for 46mm.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 5,461
Posted By eef
I can't resist: Picture of Tesla taken with M8...

I can't resist:
Picture of Tesla taken with M8 (http://efroymson.blogspot.com/2007/02/black-tesla.html)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By eef
AFAIK it only will show the histogram and a full...

AFAIK it only will show the histogram and a full image with the initial image preview, if you have that selected. Otherwise it only comes up with the other stuff in the 'info' mode. Maybe that will...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By eef
Got the RD-1 sight unseen, based on reviews. ...

Got the RD-1 sight unseen, based on reviews. Sean Reid was especially helpful, thanks Sean! I love that camera, even though I had to send it back twice. It got me back into photography.

The short...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By eef
guessing coverage

I took a 25 with me on a trip, used it on an m6 .72 and an RD-1, in both cases guessing coverage without an external viewfinder (I bought my lens used, and saved a few bucks more by leaving it off). ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 2,911
Posted By eef
I have a problem with my M8 that noone has...

I have a problem with my M8 that noone has mentioned. I put it on a tripod and took some pictures of friends. I lit them with some halogen worklights (I don't have real studio lights) so I could...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By eef
Talking I just got another call from them just now, and...

I just got another call from them just now, and was worried ... did my credit card choke? But it was just that they were calling to tell me that they have more "kits" in stock. I had asked to be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-18-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By eef
Just took the plunge. After several phone calls...

Just took the plunge. After several phone calls was able to find one at Willoughby's. They would not sell just the M8, so I added the 75 f2 (A focal length I did not already have). Soon the RD-1...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-16-2007
Replies: 283
Views: 20,237
Posted By eef
RD-1 and lenses, usually 35 f1.4 pre asph...

RD-1 and lenses, usually 35 f1.4 pre asph summilux, 50 f2, and the VC 21 f4. Sometimes the 90 f2, but it is a bit large for traveling, and I don't find I use it that much.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 8,836
Posted By eef
If I am now convinced that I want an M8, how do I...

If I am now convinced that I want an M8, how do I go about getting one? They are out of stock everywhere it seems.
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