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Forum: Travel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
Have been in the Philippines for a week. It is...

Have been in the Philippines for a week. It is still rainy season so the most important piece of photo equipment is an umbrella purchased last year while trekking around Loch Ness.

I have visited...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By ktmrider
Don't know how it was developed but if the reel...

Don't know how it was developed but if the reel was loaded poorly and the film was touching other film, then developer could not get to the emulsion and could cause shots like this. Shots 4 and 5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 122
Views: 19,645
Posted By ktmrider
I picked up the lens about two weeks ago. It...

I picked up the lens about two weeks ago. It replaced the 50f1.1 Nokton which seems to need a calibration (bought used and not used much). Without the lens hood, there is no blockage of the 50mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 5,768
Posted By ktmrider
Well, if you compare the performance of the 23mm...

Well, if you compare the performance of the 23mm lens it certainly beats anything Leica markets. Close focus is 2cm while any Leica is 70cm? Don't get me wrong I have been shooting Leica since 1974...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 5,768
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the FujiX100F, Leica MP240, and I left on a...

Well, the FujiX100F, Leica MP240, and I left on a six month round the world trip about five days ago. My starting point is the Philippines and it is still rainy season here. I have carried either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
50f1.2 Nokton to go around the world with me in a...

50f1.2 Nokton to go around the world with me in a few days. The accolades this lens is receiving on the internet are true!
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am down to seven days before heading out...

Well, I am down to seven days before heading out of Dallas for the Phillipinnes and more scuba diving. Gear has changed as I have an upgraded computer (MacBook Air) and I just ordered a 50f1.2...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
I may be modifying my equipment list. I just...

I may be modifying my equipment list. I just uploaded images to my new computer and noticed many taken with the 50f1.1 were soft, particularly shot wide open at Comicon. I may need to get the lens...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
Hate spending money on computers, phones or other...

Hate spending money on computers, phones or other digital gear. I almost bought a 50f1.2 last week to take on this trip even though I own two 50mm lenses for the Leica. My present MacBookPro is six...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
Decided to leave the tablet at home and upgrade...

Decided to leave the tablet at home and upgrade my Mac which is6 years old. Have a new. MacBook Air on the way from B&H.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
I am such an analogue dinosaur. I did not want...

I am such an analogue dinosaur. I did not want to drag my laptop around the world and thought I could use my Cpmpaq tablet. People I have approached at Best Buy say there is no way to go from an...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
As Yokosuka Mike says the FujiX100f would...

As Yokosuka Mike says the FujiX100f would probably fill the bill just fine. However, I figure I should take a Leica or sell it and all seven lenses. The common temptation is to take everything ...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
By the way, the sign on comes from a time when I...

By the way, the sign on comes from a time when I owned two KTM motorcycles and that is long past. I think KTM makes a great bike but dealerships in US are rare. Presently, I ride a BMW GSA 1200 and...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
And on a personal note, I just sold my house in...

And on a personal note, I just sold my house in El Paso and my marriage of 30 years has ended as well. I am 66, healthy with a great retirement income. I enjoy travel (see other posts here) and the...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
I don't really get on with super wide lenses. I...

I don't really get on with super wide lenses. I have owned a 15 and sold it years ago and gave my last 21 away to a young photographer for use on his M3. In fact, I gave serious thought to just...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By ktmrider
Gear for Around the World Trip

I am leaving for a six month or longer trip around the world in less than two weeks. Just for fun I thought I would list the gear going along and some thoughts. Now, I hope to travel for six months...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for all the input. Stephen Gandy says...

Thanks for all the input. Stephen Gandy says the 50f1.2 is different enough and much better than the 50f1.1 to justify getting one. Now I don't really like duplicating focal lengths and have the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By ktmrider
Have 50f1.1 and first version of 35f1.2. I...

Have 50f1.1 and first version of 35f1.2. I suspect that I will not be adding 50f1.2 but keep 50f1.1 and 50 Summicron.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By ktmrider
Nokton 50f1.2 vs 50f1.1

I own the 50f1.1 and wondering if the 50f1.2 is worth purchasing. I am getting ready to travel around the world for 6 months and will definitely be taking a 50 for my MP240. I also own the latest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 274
Views: 13,899
Posted By ktmrider
M2 with a 35 or 50

M2 with a 35 or 50
Forum: Travel 07-02-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am heading out in two days for a month...

Well, I am heading out in two days for a month with the emphasis on diving. However, it is the wet season so we will be playing it day to day.

I have decided to travel with an M2 and a 50f1.1...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By ktmrider
Have no experience with the XE's but have owned...

Have no experience with the XE's but have owned both the original X100 and now the X100F. If you can live with just the 35 FOV, then the X100F can't be beat. I normally use Leica's and bought the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By ktmrider
I have some what the same problem as I have an...

I have some what the same problem as I have an M2, a medium format Pentax, X100F and MP240. I will be traveling to the Philippines for a month of diving so I plan on taking an action camera and ? ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,404
Posted By ktmrider
Nikonos! You are limited in that you cannot take...

Nikonos! You are limited in that you cannot take photos under 75% of the earths surface.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By ktmrider
Again, just to get an idea of the quantity of...

Again, just to get an idea of the quantity of light indoors or someplace sunny 16 does not work, free apps on the I-phone work great.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,404
Posted By ktmrider
Had one and sold it. I prefer a hand held meter,...

Had one and sold it. I prefer a hand held meter, especially for incident light. However, using the VC meter it is easy to forget to set the shutter speed while remembering to set the f stop, at...
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, a lot has happened in my life since the...

Well, a lot has happened in my life since the last post. I have sold my house after 21 years and will be leaving El Paso. My wife of 30 years wants a divorce and she departed last Friday in a Uhaul...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By ktmrider
I have a chrome F with the eye level prism and it...

I have a chrome F with the eye level prism and it works perfectly. Unfortunately, my eyes no longer focus quite as well, especially with the "B" screen which is my favorite. I recently put a really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By ktmrider
Have two great meters including a Gossen DigiSix...

Have two great meters including a Gossen DigiSix and a Minolta flash meter but again they are in storage awaiting a move to Alaska. Don't know which box they are in so the app on the phone is great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the tips. I have cancelled the order...

Thanks for the tips. I have cancelled the order for the meter as I had forgotten about the light meter apps for the phone. I don't really need another piece of gear.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By ktmrider
Leica MR4 Meter?

I just swapped my M5 for an M2. The M2 was mine until two years ago when I acquired the M5. My friend with the M2 wanted to try the M5 and I was anxious to get another classic body. We may swap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,506
Posted By ktmrider
Did you like the Fuji X100F? I went through the...

Did you like the Fuji X100F? I went through the reverse of your problem about two months ago. I was looking for a backup for my MP240 for a six month trip around the world this fall and was giving...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By ktmrider
Own a BMW GSA with 80000 miles. Have not owned a...

Own a BMW GSA with 80000 miles. Have not owned a KTM in several years but too lazy to change email. Figure the GSA is good for another 80000 especially if you look at the price of new ones...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By ktmrider
15f4.5 LTM Voightlander and M5

I may be swapping my M5 for an M2 (sold the M2 to a friend a few years ago and swapping because we are bored). My friend had never been bitten by the Leica bug until meeting me. He uses a M2 and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By ktmrider
What do you shoot here? Your style of...

What do you shoot here? Your style of photography will not change much in a different geographic location. I waffle between the 35 and 50 depending on the phase of the moon and I find 21 too wide. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,451
Posted By ktmrider
Cheapest is a chrome Nikon F paired with either...

Cheapest is a chrome Nikon F paired with either the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor or 50 f1..4 Nikkor while the most expensive is a Leica MP240 paired with 50 Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,698
Posted By ktmrider
I like the M2 better primarily because of the 35...

I like the M2 better primarily because of the 35 frame lines. Other then the viewfinder the differences between it and the M3 are very minor.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By ktmrider
I am actually going to the Philippines for July...

I am actually going to the Philippines for July returning to the US in early August due to a planned motorcycle trip to Sturgis with my sister. I will be leaving for my around the world trip in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
DJI Osmo Action Camera to record my round the...

DJI Osmo Action Camera to record my round the world trip. At $350 it is cheaper then the GoPro Hero 7 and has the same or better features. It was released three days ago.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By ktmrider
Have owned the latest 50 Summicron for twenty...

Have owned the latest 50 Summicron for twenty years or more and I like it. Have owned the Nokton for about six months and have been using it a lot recently. If size becomes a factor, then I would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By ktmrider
Which 50 for Travel?

Oh my god! This is another of those which lenses would you take for travel threads whose answers are as individualistic as the people who answer but with a bit of a twist.

I am getting ready to go...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,617
Posted By ktmrider
Metered M? Consider the M5.

Metered M? Consider the M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,617
Posted By ktmrider
The TTL was the last "new" body I purchased. The...

The TTL was the last "new" body I purchased. The early ones just ate batteries but that should have been corrected by now. And it was barely mentioned that the TTL is 2mm higher then the "classic"....
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By ktmrider
Action Cameras? Any Experience or Recommendations?

I am thinking about an action camera to go along on my around the world trip. I have never used one and really have resisted owning one up to now. I don't do a lot with video on either my MP240 or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
I just purchased a very nice ONA leather strap on...

I just purchased a very nice ONA leather strap on sale for MP240 in chocolate brown. Am moving the Gordy's combo wrist/shoulder strap from MP240 to FujiX100F. The leather Gordy's uses is a bit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By ktmrider
Amazing, a great super fast 50 that does not cost...

Amazing, a great super fast 50 that does not cost $10000. How is it possible?
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Bill Clark-one of my friends who retired as a...

Bill Clark-one of my friends who retired as a colonel from the Marines met his wife at a bar in Olongopo. Been married over 30 years. Sometimes economic circumstances may force women into work they...
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Does anyone know how hard it is to get find film...

Does anyone know how hard it is to get find film (color print) or get it developed in either Manilla or Cebu? I enjoy film but I have either a MP240 or X100f for ease of travel.
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
There are aerodynamic advantages to the tandem...

There are aerodynamic advantages to the tandem rotor design. The last Marine CH46 was put in the boneyard about three years ago. Now the only tandem helo still flying to my knowledge is the Army...
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Philippines?

I have a chance to go to the Philippines in July. Ten days will be devoted to diving but can add a week before and even a week after the trip. Someone mentioned diving with whale sharks and I think...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
I was asked earlier on the thread how life was...

I was asked earlier on the thread how life was with the FujiX100F and all I can say is the MP240 has not been out once. As much as I enjoy the MP240 and rangefinder focusing, the X100F is amazing,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,406
Posted By ktmrider
28-80 and 70-200

28-80 and 70-200
Forum: Travel 04-27-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Yes, I know about the "volunteer" organizations...

Yes, I know about the "volunteer" organizations that charge a couple thousand dollars for room and board. I am looking at Habitat for Humanity which seems pretty legitimate.


My trip is shaping up...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By ktmrider
Make me an offer.

Make me an offer.
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By ktmrider
Stange Bedfellows-Have You Had a Similar Experience?

I am leaving El Paso later this week on a motorcycle trip to the East Coast (DC) and New York City. Then I will swing through Pittsburg visiting a friend who used to shoot for NATIONAL GEO before...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I really don't need another film camera. ...

Well, I really don't need another film camera. If anyone is interested, send me a PM. I will make sure everything works before selling.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By ktmrider
WOW, I just looked on eBay at Yashica T4's. It...

WOW, I just looked on eBay at Yashica T4's. It seems the average price is about $500. I actually rescued it off the garage sale table my wife held last weekend. We would probably have taken $5.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I packed up most of my film for the move...

Well, I packed up most of my film for the move but it seems like I need to go over to storage and dig out a couple cassette of TriX and give it a quick shoot to make sure everything is working.

I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By ktmrider
Yashica T4?

We are clearing house as we are getting ready to move to Alaska. Anyway, I found a Yashica T4 in one of my wife's drawers. Now I remember buying it for her perhaps in the early 1990's and I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By ktmrider
Yashica T4?

We are clearing house as we are getting ready to move to Alaska. Anyway, I found a Yeshiva T4 in one of my wife's drawers. Now I remember buying it for her perhaps in the early 1990's and I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By ktmrider
I never owned an M8 but M9. I purchased a mint...

I never owned an M8 but M9. I purchased a mint MP240 about 15 months ago and really enjoy it. Leica finally entered the modern digital age with the M240 with live view, focus assist and video.

The...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,123
Posted By ktmrider
The MP240 is my current digital Leica. I have...

The MP240 is my current digital Leica. I have owned it about 15 months purchasing it used from Classic Connection. I have absolutely no desire to get an M10 which may be a step backward (no video)....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By ktmrider
Am traveling this fall with an MP240 and X100F. ...

Am traveling this fall with an MP240 and X100F. The jpegs out of the X100F are so good I may leave the MP240 at home. I honestly hate sitting at a computer doing photoshop. I really like the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By ktmrider
Have done the following since my 60th birthday: ...

Have done the following since my 60th birthday: Camino de Santiago from Portugal, West Highland Way, Coast to Coast across England, and most recently 80 miles around Loch Ness.
I would make sure I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-04-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,123
Posted By ktmrider
I have a mint MP240 I purchased about 15 months...

I have a mint MP240 I purchased about 15 months ago from Classic Connection. I was talking to Tamarkin and they say that the introduction of the Q2 has really caused a price drop in all Leica M...
Forum: Travel 04-03-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I appreciate all the suggestions. I don't have...

I appreciate all the suggestions. I don't have to be back in six months or even a year. I have been looking at volunteer opportunities in Nepal, India, and Thailand for 3-6 months and may do...
Forum: Travel 04-02-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I purchased the X100F as my backup to my...

Well, I purchased the X100F as my backup to my MP240. I will not be getting a GR3 as I decided I wanted a viewfinder, 35 FOV and built in flash. I had owned the original X100 and loved it. My...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-01-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 5,768
Posted By ktmrider
So much easier to carry any version of the X100...

So much easier to carry any version of the X100 (had the original back in 2011 and just purchased the F) then any Leica digital. I have an MP240 and it and the X100F are going around the world with...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I have been to Africa a few times as well...

Well, I have been to Africa a few times as well as working out of Latin America and the Caribbean doing drug interdiction as a US Customs pilot. One of the purposes of this trip is to go to...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Huss: I agree 90% of the time as I don't collect...

Huss: I agree 90% of the time as I don't collect cameras (although there are a few in the cabinet I have not used in awhile). There is just a small part of me that says just take one and the...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
So, I see B&H has both auxiliary lenses available...

So, I see B&H has both auxiliary lenses available (turns the 35 FOV into 28 and 50 equivalents) used for about $250 each for the X100F. New they are usually $349 each. Have read good reviews of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-31-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12,019
Posted By ktmrider
Leica offers a very nice manual focus experience.

Leica offers a very nice manual focus experience.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12,019
Posted By ktmrider
I just picked up a X100F as a second digital...

I just picked up a X100F as a second digital camera for a trip around the world and I like it so much I am thinking of selling the Leica MP240. God, what is there not to like?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,123
Posted By ktmrider
I may have posted earlier but I purchased a mint...

I may have posted earlier but I purchased a mint black MP240 about a year ago. It has been used and not babied. I don't normally care about things like red dots but I like the plain black finish...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I have picked up a few cheap accessories...

Well, I have picked up a few cheap accessories (extra battery, screen protector, UV filter) for the X100F and I am stunned at the images from this little camera. Of course, I owned and loved the...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the schedule will only be finalized once I...

Well, the schedule will only be finalized once I buy a RTW ticket as you must pick flights and dates and changing them can cost quite a bit. However, I have looked at pay as you go flights which...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
Ya, I am very happy with the FujiX100F. I used...

Ya, I am very happy with the FujiX100F. I used the original and loved it. I guess it came down to wanting a viewfinder, a built in flash and preferring the 35 FOV. I am still exploring the owner's...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the country list is far from finalized or...

Well, the country list is far from finalized or complete. I have been to Thailand half a dozen times, toured Cambodia with my daughter a few years ago, motorcycled through Laos on a Honda 250, took...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Have a Lenovo 11.5" enroute for my RTW trip. It...

Have a Lenovo 11.5" enroute for my RTW trip. It weighs less than 2.6 lbs and purchased it on the recommendation of a friend who may be the greatest computer nerd in the world.

Also, I just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
A mint FujiX100F from B&H for backup for the...

A mint FujiX100F from B&H for backup for the MP240 for an upcoming trip around the world. I almost went with a new Ricoh GR3 but the 35 FOV, amazing viewfinder and built in flash won me over to the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
I hate to admit it but after all the indecision...

I hate to admit it but after all the indecision over the GR2 vs GR3, I ended up with a mint X100F from B&H. I remember how well I liked the original X100, really wanted a viewfinder and flash, and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
Why purchase a Leica and leave it at home? I was...

Why purchase a Leica and leave it at home? I was torn between the GR2 and GR3 and the X100F. I traveled to Nepal and Peru years ago with the original X100 and really liked the camera but it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
I have changed my mind on the backup. Have...

I have changed my mind on the backup. Have decided on a GR3 (latest and greatest) instead of a GR2. Battery life can be handled with an extra battery but wish it had flash. Can't have everything.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
Although my trip is six months away and I will...

Although my trip is six months away and I will change my mind on what gear to carry dozens of times, I am presently leaning toward the MP240 with 35f2.8, 50 Summicron and 90 Tele Elmarit M. The...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
I was really tempted to get the GR3 but...

I was really tempted to get the GR3 but remembering that the X70 worked just fine with 16 megapixels and that I never needed a optical viewfinder with it (walked over two hundred miles across England...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Hopefully, this post marks the end of my...

Hopefully, this post marks the end of my indecision about GR2 and GR3. I did not feel good about dropping $1000 for a GR3 as the last thing I need is another camera but I wanted some type of small...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Well, B&H is expecting a shipment of GR3 on...

Well, B&H is expecting a shipment of GR3 on Monday March 18. I have placed my order on hold as I would like to play with one in a store before having to spend $25-40 on return shipping if I decide...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-14-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am still debating which digital to get...

Well, I am still debating which digital to get for my trip around the world this fall. However, it is no longer between the GR2 and GR3. Now it is between the GR3 and X100F.

I had the original...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Flash fill is the argument for the GR2. It would...

Flash fill is the argument for the GR2. It would be nice if which ever unit I purchase would also work on the MP240. Flash fill is actually something I very seldom use but it is nice for portraits...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
The main reason I want a flash is for flash fill...

The main reason I want a flash is for flash fill outside. Had some very harsh lighting at my daughters wedding which I used the MP240. If anyone is also a Leica user, it would be nice if is also...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Round the World This Fall-Suggestions?

I am in the initial stages of planning a 4-6 month round the world trip. I will probably be leaving at the end of September (airfares drop significantly). I have no ties left in the US (selling...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
My hemming and hawing on gear drives my wife nuts...

My hemming and hawing on gear drives my wife nuts and she could care less. Today, I made a list of features and prices for GR2 and 3, X100F, Lumix 100 Mk2, and Fuji XF 10. I even cancelled my GR3...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Forget it. After reviewing GR2 vs GR3 specs, I...

Forget it. After reviewing GR2 vs GR3 specs, I have decided to get the GR3.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By ktmrider
Ricoh GR3 vs GR2

I just preordered a GR3 with B&H but seeing GR2 for $400 cheaper. I plan on using the camera as backup for my MP240 on a trip around the world and to carry when the Leica is too much.

Now I looked...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the input on the optical finder. I...

Thanks for the input on the optical finder. I ordered the GR3 with an extra battery as that seems to be the weak point (about 50% of GR2). I will wait and see as I used the X70 for a couple years...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,324
Posted By ktmrider
I have a GR3 on preorder with B&H. I looked...

I have a GR3 on preorder with B&H. I looked seriously at the GR2 a few years ago but ended up the the Fuji X70. Unfortunately, I loaned it to my wife last fall and it did not survive a Scottish...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
The jury is still out on which of the two 35's I...

The jury is still out on which of the two 35's I will be taking around the world. My initial mix was 25, 35 and 90. I am almost convinced to just travel with the 35 and leave the 25 and 90 behind. ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I just preordered a Ricoh GRIII from B&H. ...

Well, I just preordered a Ricoh GRIII from B&H. I have been wanting something to replace the Fuji X70 which was ruined during a trip to Scotland last October. The XF70 does not make it even though...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
As I posted above, I like both 35's. Honestly,...

As I posted above, I like both 35's. Honestly, it depends on which way the wind is blowing as to which lens I want to take. Don't have to decide for about six months.

And I really have enough...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
Since I am trying to go around the world with...

Since I am trying to go around the world with just a carry on backpack, taking a film Leica as a backup is just too much. Presently, my film body is an M5 which is not the most svelte of the Leica...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
As I posted earlier, there are just too many...

As I posted earlier, there are just too many choices. I think some of the urge is GAS which I am trying to resist. And unfortunately there are no camera stores here in El Paso so I have been...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
My problem is neither is really a "bad" lens. I...

My problem is neither is really a "bad" lens. I like and usually use both equally with perhaps the 35f2.8 getting just a bit more use when I don't need the speed of the Nokton.

And on the 35 vs...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
I have always enjoyed the 35f2.8 C Biogon. Reid...

I have always enjoyed the 35f2.8 C Biogon. Reid Reviews has stated it may be the sharpest 35 lens he has tested. However, I have never had any complaints on the 35f1.2 Nokton and have recently read...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
In a moment of weakness, I would be very tempted...

In a moment of weakness, I would be very tempted to throw the 90 Tele Elmarit M into the bag if I end up taking the C Biogon. Or, I could leave the Leica at home and purchase a X100F. God, I am...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By ktmrider
35f1.2 vs 35f2.8 Only Lens on MP240

I posted a few days ago about an upcoming round the world trip and I was looking for advice on a backup camera for my MP240. Now, I am looking for advice on the 35f1.2 vs the 35f2.8 as the 35mm of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
With the state of technology today, there are...

With the state of technology today, there are just too many damm choices. Honestly, there are a lot of great cameras on the market and none would be a mistake. I am attracted to the idea of just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I see that the Ricoh GR3 has just been...

Well, I see that the Ricoh GR3 has just been introduced. I had and loved the FujiX70 until my wife wanted to see if it would survive a Scottish monsoon during our walk around Loch Ness in September...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ktmrider
Fuji X100F vs XE3 as Backup for MP240

So, I am looking at a 4-6 month trip around the world leaving about Sept or Oct, 2019. I plan on doing a lot of photography and my primary camera is a MP240 and I plan on carrying 25mm 35mm, and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,123
Posted By ktmrider
Have a MP240 which I purchased used about 14...

Have a MP240 which I purchased used about 14 months ago. It is my only digital and has worked fine. I have no desire to upgrade to an M10. I would recommend a purchase.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,673
Posted By ktmrider
Have only handled a LTM Leica at Red Dot Camera...

Have only handled a LTM Leica at Red Dot Camera for less then five minutes a couple years ago in London. I ordered a 3f and got it yesterday. I will be sending it back as the complexity of use was...
Forum: Travel 01-25-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
So it appears from the posts that there is no...

So it appears from the posts that there is no economic advantage of buying a camera in Japan. In fact, Leica's could be more expensive.

I guess the fun would come from the "hunt".
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Tokyo?

I am looking at a "round the world" trip leaving the US in July or August. If you were going to spend five to seven days in Tokyo, where would you go and what would you do? In what section of Tokyo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,757
Posted By ktmrider
M5 and Nikon F, Two Great Film Cameras

I discovered how great the Nikon F is to use this week after getting a Micro Nikkor from KEH. My film Leica is an M5 purchased from Sherry after she worked her magic on it. It was a black two lug...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By ktmrider
Content in your photos is WAY more important then...

Content in your photos is WAY more important then which lens you choose. If cost is about equal, flip a coin!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
My wife will want to have me committed when she...

My wife will want to have me committed when she finds out I just purchased another film camera: a Leica 3f Red Dial Self Timer with 50f3.5 Elmar. I have owned just about every model of film M's but...
Forum: Travel 01-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By ktmrider
Check out Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh. They...

Check out Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh. They have handled several hiking trips in Scotland and England for me over the last couple years and I have nothing but good things to say. In fact, we are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ktmrider
55f2.8 Micro Nikkor for $78 from KEH for my Nikon...

55f2.8 Micro Nikkor for $78 from KEH for my Nikon F. It is listed in excellent condition and allows me to exploit an SLR's capabilities over my Leica's.
Forum: Travel 01-14-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Both my wife and I have done several trips to...

Both my wife and I have done several trips to Italy-loved Florence. And Mexico is about two miles from my house and I get down there at least yearly.

If anyone is looking for an amazing...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I just got an email from Absolute Escapes...

Well, I just got an email from Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh and they proposed a five day/50 mile walk in the Lake District. I had told them that I did not want to do the 93 mile hike on their...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Dave, maybe school vacations are longer in UK but...

Dave, maybe school vacations are longer in UK but my calendar shows Easter as 21 April. My dates for UK would probably be last week of March and first week of April. Do you really think stuff...
Forum: Travel 01-09-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am thinking early April for the Lake...

Well, I am thinking early April for the Lake District. And, I wonder if Cuba is not too similar to Puerto Rico.
Forum: Travel 01-09-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the replies. I will give serious...

Thanks for the replies. I will give serious thought to the tunnel idea. As for the Virgin Islands, we lived in Puerto Rico for four years. I spent a lot of time in the Virgin Islands combating...
Forum: Travel 01-08-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, after talking with my wife I think we will...

Well, after talking with my wife I think we will head toward the Lake District and York the first two weeks of April. I did the C2C solo a year and a half ago and was stunned by the scenery in the...
Forum: Travel 12-29-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I am still looking for a destination in February...

I am still looking for a destination in February or March of 2019. The wife does not want to go as she has only been home two weeks in four months. I am thinking about Asia again with special...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,474
Posted By ktmrider
I think most cameras are purchased either to use,...

I think most cameras are purchased either to use, to collect or as a status symbol. I say use the damm thing!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,474
Posted By ktmrider
I travel two or three times a year to a foreign...

I travel two or three times a year to a foreign destination as a tourist. I still have aspirations of being a photographer even though the results often don't support those aspirations. On my last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,553
Posted By ktmrider
Let's face it, all Leicas have some of the same...

Let's face it, all Leicas have some of the same mystique which these collector's editions have. Which is why a working M2 or M3 will demand $1000 or more but a Nikon F will only go for $250-300...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By ktmrider
And if the 21f4 Skopar does produce slight color...

And if the 21f4 Skopar does produce slight color smearing on the edges, it is a total non issue in black and white.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By ktmrider
I believe Voigtlander has just introduced a new...

I believe Voigtlander has just introduced a new 21 which is designed for digital sensors (21f3.5 maybe). Am not sure when it will be available.

I have an MP240 and shot some with the 21f4 and did...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Had a great time hiking around Loch Ness in...

Had a great time hiking around Loch Ness in September and it appears we may be moving from the US/Mexican border to Anchorage, Ak this coming year (wife's home). She has been there since 1 October...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,220
Posted By ktmrider
Which is the most maligned camera? The polls...

Which is the most maligned camera? The polls show that it is the M5. Which is the most advanced ergonomically and easiest to use? Well, again that argument could be for the M5.

I purchased my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By ktmrider
Where on the East Coast of the US does it reach...

Where on the East Coast of the US does it reach -45 degrees F? Those temperatures are rare even in Siberia or interior Alaska.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By ktmrider
Temperatures you will encounter on the East Coast...

Temperatures you will encounter on the East Coast don't count for needing to relubricate the shutter. Now if you were in Fairbanks, Ak and it was 40 degrees below zero you might want different oils....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By ktmrider
I just had Cameraquest repair a 50f1.1. They did...

I just had Cameraquest repair a 50f1.1. They did a great job and turn around time was two weeks.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By ktmrider
Have been to Istanbul a few times. It is a...

Have been to Istanbul a few times. It is a beautiful city and this was a great article. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,748
Posted By ktmrider
A half case on my MP240 makes the camera...

A half case on my MP240 makes the camera comfortable to hold and helps protect an expensive camera. I have never used a case on my film cameras and only use the film advance lever when I want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 575
Posted By ktmrider
Nikon F or Mamiya 645 just because I have been...

Nikon F or Mamiya 645 just because I have been using rangefinders as my main camera for twenty plus years.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-08-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By ktmrider
No meter but 35mm lens, get an M2 or M4. One in...

No meter but 35mm lens, get an M2 or M4. One in good condition will last as long as an MA for thousands less. If you want a meter, then M5 or M6. I have had all of them and the M5 has become my...
Forum: Travel 10-02-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Also, check out Sherpa Adventures out of London. ...

Also, check out Sherpa Adventures out of London. They offer the same services as Absolute Escapes and have a great reputation. I have not done travel with them but they offer trips all over Europe...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 19,645
Posted By ktmrider
So, for anyone who has the 50f1.1 and has...

So, for anyone who has the 50f1.1 and has purchased the 50f1.2, is the upgrade worth it? I have owned the 50f1.1 for about six months and don't use it much primarily because I don't do the available...
Forum: Travel 09-30-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I will let the X70 sit in the front of my truck...

I will let the X70 sit in the front of my truck for a few days. It is still 90 degrees here in the SW so a good source of heat. I don't care that much about the camera but the SD card still has...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Absolute Escapes handles some of the transfer...

Absolute Escapes handles some of the transfer themselves but Loch Ness Travels handled the part of the hike on the Great Glen Way. We were really impressed with the quality of all the b&b's booked...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I just returned from Scotland last night...

Well, I just returned from Scotland last night and like my previous trips to the UK it was wonderful. My wife loved it. As a quick recap we spent a few days each in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By ktmrider
M9. I want the angle of view of my lenses to be...

M9. I want the angle of view of my lenses to be the same on digital as they are on film. And the M9 is just a bit better at higher ISO's.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By ktmrider
I will take the present and celebrate diversity. ...

I will take the present and celebrate diversity. And I remember (somewhat) the 1950's being born in 1952. I loved hiding under the desk in first grade to practice for an atomic war.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,262
Posted By ktmrider
j scooter: It sounds like adding a 75 or 90 and...

j scooter: It sounds like adding a 75 or 90 and you will have a great lineup. I would have said "complete M lineup" but I don't know if anyone ever completes their Leica GAS.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,262
Posted By ktmrider
Ya, it is amazing how all those extra lenses can...

Ya, it is amazing how all those extra lenses can sneak into your equipment cabinet. I have gone through the GAS and then deGAS cycles several times in my 52 years of playing with cameras. Luckily,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,334
Posted By ktmrider
I just had B&H give me a quote on some medium...

I just had B&H give me a quote on some medium format gear and other then being very convenient to just box up the camera and ship to them the prices were ridiculous. Now I know they need to make a...
Forum: Travel 09-07-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the tip on walking highlands but I...

Thanks for the tip on walking highlands but I have been a member for five years. I will check out the other references.
Forum: Travel 09-06-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, Scotland is five days away. My wife and I...

Well, Scotland is five days away. My wife and I are both looking forward to lower temperatures, rain and greenery which will be a nice break from the desert Southwest. We are still having temps of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,262
Posted By ktmrider
I have a black M5 from Sherry (CLA'ed by her,...

I have a black M5 from Sherry (CLA'ed by her, third lug installed and new cover) and use both the 35f1.2 and 50f1.1 which balance well on the M5. However, they are both huge lenses so I have the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By ktmrider
All three are still around. I have used both...

All three are still around. I have used both Youxin Ye and Sherry Krauter and have been very pleased with both. Ye has the quickest turn around time and responds quickly to emails but currently my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By ktmrider
Have dealt with Sherry a lot in the last ten...

Have dealt with Sherry a lot in the last ten years. She certainly has strong opinions and is willing to express them. However, she also does OUTSTANDING work. She is a wiz with the M5!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,474
Posted By ktmrider
I agree with the comment about being a collector....

I agree with the comment about being a collector. I purchased a MP240 in February and will be taking it to Scotland in a few weeks. Am still trying to decide on which lenses but two or three will...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I don't have a lot of experience with rail travel...

I don't have a lot of experience with rail travel in Europe but during my visits to Great Britain I have always found rail travel super. I wish we had a better system here in the US.

I purchased my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By ktmrider
Rollei's Worth?

While talking to B&H today I was approached by a gentleman who had overheard my conversation about film cameras etc. He claimed he had a darkroom for sale and a Rollei. He did not know the model of...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
So, is english common in Finland as it is in...

So, is english common in Finland as it is in Iceland or Norway? Those place names in Iceland were some real tongue twisters.
Forum: Travel 08-23-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks Mark. I am waiting for my wife to tell me...

Thanks Mark. I am waiting for my wife to tell me her preference for a February trip. After we get back from Scotland on 1 October, she heads to Anchorage for three months. Her family is there and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,262
Posted By ktmrider
Well, Sherry Krauter has a pretty good supply of...

Well, Sherry Krauter has a pretty good supply of M5 parts and it is her favorite film M. Do not call her and ask about M5's unless you have some time. Again, she is a huge fan and works magic on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,262
Posted By ktmrider
Don't mean to throw stones but are you sure your...

Don't mean to throw stones but are you sure your M5 body is "in repair". I have only owned my M5 for two years but have never had problems with film loading with it or subsequent M4 and later...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Departure for Scotland is about three weeks away....

Departure for Scotland is about three weeks away. My wife and I have pretty much packed (or at least thrown all the gear we want to take unto the bed). My basic photo kit will be MP240 with...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
My daughter and I did the Portuguese portion of...

My daughter and I did the Portuguese portion of the Camino de Santiago four years ago after completing the West Highland Way. Remember reading the climate in that part of Spain was very similar to...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I love BKK and have been there several times but...

I love BKK and have been there several times but my wife has never been to Asia. The first time in BKK was in 1980 while stationed on an aircraft carrier which was making a port call about Xmas if I...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I am not knocking the US but I really don't count...

I am not knocking the US but I really don't count domestic trips since I do so many of them. I was a pilot for 33 years and saw a lot of the US from the air and spent lots of time on the ground...
Forum: Travel 08-21-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I have traveled a lot in SE Asia back in the...

I have traveled a lot in SE Asia back in the 1980's courtesy of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children (USMC) but also more recently since retirement. Motorcycling for seven days in Laos, two weeks with my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By ktmrider
Gordy makes a great combo of shoulder and wrist...

Gordy makes a great combo of shoulder and wrist strap. It can be customized for length, color, fasteners etc at a very reasonable price. I use one on my MP240.
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
I rented a motorcycle in Laos for seven days...

I rented a motorcycle in Laos for seven days about four years ago. If we head to SE Asia, I am thinking of flying into Vietnam and then overland to Bangkok. I would love to rent bikes again but she...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I hiked part of the Inca Trail about five...

Well, I hiked part of the Inca Trail about five years ago with my daughter on our trip to Machu Picchu and my wife and I are looking at it as well as SE Asia and Angkor Watt. Surprisingly, airfare...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Where Would You Go?

I have been retired for ten years and have traveled a lot. My wife just retired in June and we are headed to Scotland for a long walk at the end of September. We enjoy the outdoors and keeping...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By ktmrider
Leica nylon strap for M5 (primarily due to the...

Leica nylon strap for M5 (primarily due to the flat strap lugs) and Gordy's for MP240. I have Gordy's combined wrist and shoulder strap which works great. And a Gordy's wrist strap for the very...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-18-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 42,611
Posted By ktmrider
Have both 35f2.8 C Biogon and 35f1.2 Nokton...

Have both 35f2.8 C Biogon and 35f1.2 Nokton (first version) and like them both but the C Biogon wins for travel. And both combined are still less then half the price of a 35 Summicron.
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Am fairly certain MP240 with 25/50/135 or...

Am fairly certain MP240 with 25/50/135 or 25/35/90 leaving the Fuji X70 at home. May throw the M5 body in the luggage just for a backup. Film will go in carry on bag.
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
We have an apartment through AirBnB about a half...

We have an apartment through AirBnB about a half mile from the castle in Edinburgh. When doing a trip with Absolute Escapes, it is usually a great b&b.

I just had a friend who spent two weeks...
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Just out of curiosity does anyone know how camera...

Just out of curiosity does anyone know how camera (Leica) prices are in Great Britain vs the US? It was pointed out to me that Ffordes is really close to Inverness? Doing a quick currency...
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Since this is my second trip to Edinburgh I am...

Since this is my second trip to Edinburgh I am looking for some non tourist things to do. I know my wife wants to spend some time in the pubs for the music and beer. When my daughter and I did the...
Forum: Travel 08-03-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,047
Posted By ktmrider
Sixteen days in Scotland with the wife is getting...

Sixteen days in Scotland with the wife is getting closer and closer. We have days in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and eight days of walking around Loch Ness. She has never done a long distance...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2018
Replies: 147
Views: 35,349
Posted By ktmrider
Have owned film Leica's since 1975. There has...

Have owned film Leica's since 1975. There has always been one on hand since the Leica CL way back when. I still own film M's but wanted the convince of digital for certain uses. I picked up an M9...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By ktmrider
No one has mentioned the Fuji X70 which is the...

No one has mentioned the Fuji X70 which is the equivalent of the Ricoh but with a slightly different mix of features. It does have a fixed 28 equivalent, APSC size sensor and tilting LED...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By ktmrider
Have one since January. You will love it.

Have one since January. You will love it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,296
Posted By ktmrider
I have been cleaning out the photo cabinet...

I have been cleaning out the photo cabinet recently. I have kept my three lug black M5 and it has become my favorite film M. Although I cannot justify another film M, a chrome M5 would go great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,876
Posted By ktmrider
Yes, the Nikon F with or without a motor drive...

Yes, the Nikon F with or without a motor drive and the 180f2.8 was my go to for sports like night football. It was a powerful tool and just goes to show how soft and easy sport photography is today...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,876
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I did not notice the request for a camera...

Well, I did not notice the request for a camera with a TTL meter. The Nikon F3 was the most produced F in history (I think). And it is a GREAT camera.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By ktmrider
Can You Explain It?

I sent a 35f1.2 Nokton to Cameraquest for repair after dropping it. When it came back the focusing did not work correctly when combined with my M5. I then sent both M5 and 35f1.2 back to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,876
Posted By ktmrider
Original Nikon F or Canon F1. Why bother with...

Original Nikon F or Canon F1. Why bother with any other's when the original pro bodies are still the best. If auto exposure, then the Nikon F3 as I believe they made more of them then any other pro...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By ktmrider
Help!! Focus Really Really Weird

I own both the M5 and MP240. I have 8 M mount lenses from all three manufacturers. I dropped my 35f1.2 and sent it to Cameraquest for repair. Now I got it back a couple weeks ago and noticed it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By ktmrider
So, which 21 are you thinking of? The 21f1.8 is...

So, which 21 are you thinking of? The 21f1.8 is large but the 21f4 Skopar is minute and works great on the M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By ktmrider
Credit Where Credit is Due

There have been posts made here disparaging repair work performed by Leica NJ. Not everyone or all the time but I thought I would give credit where credit is due.

I shoot with an M5 made in 1971 or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5,453
Posted By ktmrider
The only reason I photograph with my iPhone is to...

The only reason I photograph with my iPhone is to send photos to my wife and daughter. It was useful last fall when I did the Coast to Coast walk across Northern England.

And is not the lens a...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By ktmrider
And if Sherry has serviced the camera, it has...

And if Sherry has serviced the camera, it has been returned to Leica specs. Also, she adjusts the battery to use the modern equivalent of the old mercury one's. I have been using my M5 about two...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By ktmrider
I don't know anything about buying in Tokyo but I...

I don't know anything about buying in Tokyo but I purchased an M5 from Sherry two years ago and it has become my favorite film camera. I have been owning and using Leica's since 1974 and had always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By ktmrider
I use a 21f4 Skopar with my M5 and everything...

I use a 21f4 Skopar with my M5 and everything works just fine. It is such a small lens it looks kind of funny on the M5 but what the hell! It works.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Maybe I will just wear my reading glasses when...

Maybe I will just wear my reading glasses when using the Nikon. And perhaps that is why I went to rangefinders years ago. Am still going to check with a couple different Nikon lenses to make sure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
It looks like I have the older square viewfinder...

It looks like I have the older square viewfinder on the classic F prism. Ideas?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Have had the camera for ten years or so. ...

Have had the camera for ten years or so. Honestly, I think I had a CLA done when I purchased the camera. The lens is "new" as the original was lost by the dealer who gave me the 50f1.4 and I just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Nikon F CLA Recommendations?

I have a very nice Nikon F with standard prism. It has a 50f1.4 Nikkor SC which is not as smooth focusing as I would like. Additionally, the viewfinder is not as sharp as I remember.

Now, it has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-21-2018
Replies: 143
Views: 42,363
Posted By ktmrider
Agree. I owned an M9 but never really bonded. I...

Agree. I owned an M9 but never really bonded. I bought a used MP240 in January and it is worth the money even if it has features I seldom use.
Forum: Travel 06-21-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By ktmrider
I would think a couple zip lock bags would handle...

I would think a couple zip lock bags would handle the rain problem and are a lot lighter then a waterproof camera. Have been there twice in June each time and did not have problem with rain. It is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,580
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am going to be in Inverness, Scotland in...

Well, I am going to be in Inverness, Scotland in September and Fforbes is on my list to visit. They seem to have a fair number of screw mount cameras. Honestly, I don't know where I would come...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,580
Posted By ktmrider
So, would the Nicca II currently in the...

So, would the Nicca II currently in the classifieds be a good clone?
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