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Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By D&A
If you don't mind APS, the current Leica CL...

If you don't mind APS, the current Leica CL (digital camera), also is optimized for M lens use, besides the Ricoh.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By D&A
Just to clarify my postings regarding the M9 and...

Just to clarify my postings regarding the M9 and iits output. My observations reflect strictly on shooting "RAW" as I never shoot jpegs with any camera unless I need some small file for quick display...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By D&A
With regards to the previous two posts, you can...

With regards to the previous two posts, you can elivate your worries about your sensor replacement by simply calling Leica and giving them the serial number to determine if you have the newest non...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,320
Posted By D&A
There does seem to be some confusion regarding...

There does seem to be some confusion regarding the M9 corrosion issue, vis-a-vis the replacement sensors. When corrosion was 1st addressed, all Leica could do is replace the sensor with another...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,134
Posted By D&A
This is both sad and a major loss to all of us...

This is both sad and a major loss to all of us here on RRF but none more so than to his loving wife Francis and his family. I'm sure he's in a better place now that he's free of his suffering....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-06-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,134
Posted By D&A
It was many years ago with my keen interest on...

It was many years ago with my keen interest on optics and many of the classic photographic lenses, especially for the 35mm format, that I came across Roger's writings and books on the subject. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By D&A
Generally, ultra wide angle lenses have the...

Generally, ultra wide angle lenses have the propensity to show decentering. This is apparently due to the multitude of many small elements that have to be critically aligned. This was especially so...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
Don't get me wrong, I like carbon frame bikes and...

Don't get me wrong, I like carbon frame bikes and ride them too, but there are always tradeoffs when going to the next level of tech...whether it be bikes or cameras. Disc brakes are wonderful for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
Yes, I couldn't imagine a life without...

Yes, I couldn't imagine a life without riding/cycling. As the body and joints age, it keeps things going, aside from all the other obvious positive attributes. Found road riding actually was easier...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
I went the other way. When much younger, most of...

I went the other way. When much younger, most of my riding was on Mt. bikes...both single track/technical as well as cross country riding. Slowly I gravitated over to road bikes, where I actively...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
Holiday Time at the Train Station (#2) Leica M-D...

Holiday Time at the Train Station (#2)

Leica M-D 262; VC 28mm f1.9

*** Please Note: Link below is to posted pic loaded in RRF Gallery....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-21-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
This is of course my personal perspective. For...

This is of course my personal perspective. For those of us who grew up in the film era, if a camera like the M-D 262 came along as a first itineration of a digital camera, sort of a camera that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-16-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
Appreciate the help Doug. When I have a bit of...

Appreciate the help Doug. When I have a bit of time I'll have a look. Thanks!

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-15-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
Thanks. Is there a way though to link to an...

Thanks. Is there a way though to link to an image on a (my) computer. Apparently where one posts, it provides the option to link to a website image (like on flickr) or to an image on ones computer....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-15-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 53,358
Posted By D&A
It's been ages since I posted an image on RRF....

It's been ages since I posted an image on RRF. When I just tried now (from my M-D 262), from an image that resides on my computer, all that shows up here is a thumbnail. Any suggestions would be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,190
Posted By D&A
This is a most accurate response. From what I...

This is a most accurate response. From what I understand from Zeiss and have witnessed in my not all that long ago purchase of a brand new Zeiss C-Sonnar 50mm f1.5 (and testing three new ones out of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-05-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,286
Posted By D&A
Based on my short time working with a M10...

Based on my short time working with a M10 (current M9 and MM user), in my opinion, the posting above and in the opinion of that photographer who assessed the M10, I feel he hit the nail on the head...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,058
Posted By D&A
Throughout the years, Tom was always a kind and...

Throughout the years, Tom was always a kind and extremely knowledgeable gentleman in all our on-line communications about optics and rangefinder cameras. I can just imagine his generosity to those...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-29-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 15,179
Posted By D&A
Very much agree. The ZM 21 f2.8 is a killer lens...

Very much agree. The ZM 21 f2.8 is a killer lens in my opinion and a best buy in fast 21mm lenses but the Leica SEM does have the edge optically. I have no experience with the VC 21mm f1.8 and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-21-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 30,223
Posted By D&A
Vince wrote--->>>"I have my turquoise/silver...

Vince wrote--->>>"I have my turquoise/silver rings on, beartooth bracelet, my two-tone boots, funky jeans, Baja sweater, big turquoise/silver belt buckle"<<<

Many have emulated this exact style to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-29-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 5,925
Posted By D&A
I would love to see example shots (especially...

I would love to see example shots (especially wide open and around f5.6) of the current Zeiss C-Sonnar 50/1.5 lens vs. the new J3+ as well as some of the other lenses. Great stuff so far! Thanks...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-25-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By D&A
How long will the train show be at the Armory?

How long will the train show be at the Armory?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,142
Posted By D&A
One of the chief complaints of skin tones and...

One of the chief complaints of skin tones and often certain scenes with the M240, has been a preponderance of yellow and yellow casts. Even with post processing techniques, some of these color casts...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,142
Posted By D&A
Stephen Stills would love you :). Agree with...

Stephen Stills would love you :).

Agree with virtually all you wrote but would just add the following: Even when one gets the workflow down pat with M240 raw files, often is the case that the M240...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-13-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 14,587
Posted By D&A
I agree, warmer skin tones are preferable to cool...

I agree, warmer skin tones are preferable to cool which sometimes thr M9 exhibits. Yet when thr yellowish and/or conversly ruddy skin tones rear their ugly head with the M240 series of cameras, its...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-13-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 14,587
Posted By D&A
Lovely work and I too am partial to your B&W...

Lovely work and I too am partial to your B&W imagey. At the moment I am not on a calibrated monitor but regarding the two enviormental portraits you just posted, both but especially the 2nd one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 17,548
Posted By D&A
Tom as you probably know, it was the same story...

Tom as you probably know, it was the same story with the AF Nikon 28mm f1.4 lens. It had a hand ground aspherical and sample variation was high. I had the opportunity to test many many samples, some...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 6,031
Posted By D&A
Huss, yes you can already do that with the M240...

Huss, yes you can already do that with the M240 but the consencious is (and I've used focus peaking with both), that the SL with its EVF is a distinct leap forward with regard to the EVF viewfinder...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 6,031
Posted By D&A
I too wouldn't describe the M240 as blowing off...

I too wouldn't describe the M240 as blowing off the doors of the M9. Operationally yes, differences are well documented but some like myself simply prefer M9 output and believe me I am well versed in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-04-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
Posted By D&A
Thanks so much for the info and various images ...

Thanks so much for the info and various images
Oh look, its even available in my favorite finish...chrome :)

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-04-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
Posted By D&A
Very cool. May I ask where you purchased it from...

Very cool. May I ask where you purchased it from and approx how much does it cost?

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-22-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,151
Posted By D&A
Vince I'll be surprised and curious if slower...

Vince I'll be surprised and curious if slower Sandisk card like you were using were the issue. When you described the 5th and 6th frame viewing in playback simply showing up as a file #instead of an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,316
Posted By D&A
Very Inspirational. Talents such as a good...

Very Inspirational. Talents such as a good photographic eye never really die. They sometimes get stale from inactivity but once woken up, the creative juices get flowing again. This is very evident...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,491
Posted By D&A
I completely agree. The look between the Zeiss...

I completely agree. The look between the Zeiss and VC 35mm f1.2 is very different until approx f4. The former is very much like Leica's current 35mm f1.4 Lux asph fle whereby the VC 35mm f1.2 is very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,923
Posted By D&A
I too have extensively used the Zeiss Zm 18mm on...

I too have extensively used the Zeiss Zm 18mm on the M9. Like most, I coded the lens as a Leica 21mm f2.8 pre ash and for the most part, color casts are no longer prevalent. It's now become a way...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,062
Posted By D&A
Tom, I just sent in a lens to them too, less...

Tom,

I just sent in a lens to them too, less than a week ago. I too heard good recommendations of focal point but no telling what the outcome will be. Hopefully we'll both compare notes and all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By D&A
Angry Patrick....HUH!!!!! LOL..if your lovely...

Patrick....HUH!!!!! LOL..if your lovely girlfriend ever read what you wrote (above)' I think the choice of a 28mm would be the least of your concerns! :)

As for manyof the 28mm that were mentioned,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-15-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,605
Posted By D&A
Not necessarily Edward, in my opinion. Just look...

Not necessarily Edward, in my opinion. Just look at Leica. Just prior to the latest Leica 35mm Lux FLE, they had the 35mm f2 cron asph and the 35mm f1.4 Lux asph (pre FLE). The cron at f2 was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,428
Posted By D&A
The original M8 shutter is not the same one as...

The original M8 shutter is not the same one as used in the Leica M9/M-E. It is quite different. The shutter used in the M8.2 though is from what I understand the same or similar to that used in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By D&A
I think it was Jaap that previous pointed out...

I think it was Jaap that previous pointed out that there is something "component wise" in the M9-P's that might be different than the M9, so that some (or all?)
M9-Ps cannot revert back to an older...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-27-2013
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,422
Posted By D&A
Wow, all great B&W imagery coming from the MM. ...

Wow, all great B&W imagery coming from the MM. I've worked on a number of occasions with it's files and now all I have to do is find a satchel full of $$. Satchel doesn't have to be fancy like a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-27-2013
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,422
Posted By D&A
Love that paper for color work...it's a very...

Love that paper for color work...it's a very underrated paper and few give it a chance due to it's lower price but I feel it's right up there. I printed a couple of B&W images on it and although...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-21-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By D&A
I've been a big and long time advocate of having...

I've been a big and long time advocate of having a lens like the Leica 35mm Lux asph (pre FLE) with it's focus shift, adjusted for best focus at around f2. This way there is a small amount f front...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By D&A
Thats surprising...their actually fairly compact...

Thats surprising...their actually fairly compact and thin. Guess depends on what kind of plane and country you're in.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By D&A
David, it's very subjective, but the older...

David, it's very subjective, but the older Billingham shoulder pads that are still sold along side the newer ones (as you described) in my opinion are much more comfortable...even though they have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By D&A
I have those backpacks and they are good for a...

I have those backpacks and they are good for a body and two lenses and the upper portion for a daypack. They are though not as convient nor roomy for carrying a rangefinder body, lenses, xtra...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By D&A
Hi David, Sent you a PM while you were on-line...

Hi David,

Sent you a PM while you were on-line that I was going to post my recommendations, but just missed you. I was in the same situation as you were with regards to a very small packpack who's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-14-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,436
Posted By D&A
This is exactly what I've been recommending to...

This is exactly what I've been recommending to people who have lenses that have focus shift like the C-Sonnar or leica's 35mm Lux asph (pe FLE)....namely to have their lens adjusted for best focus at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 19,836
Posted By D&A
Domke bags are generally a excellent value but I...

Domke bags are generally a excellent value but I personally have favored some others. Not sure when I'll be in Balt. next but I have dozens of all different kinds of bags..for rangefinders and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 19,836
Posted By D&A
Let me add a few things to my post directly...

Let me add a few things to my post directly abouve regarding the ONA Union Street Bag. After having a 2nd look at mine, I now realize the front zippered pocket is actually fairly large but appears...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-26-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 19,836
Posted By D&A
Hi Vince, I recently purchased the ONA Union...

Hi Vince,

I recently purchased the ONA Union Street. It's interior and exterior is bigger than the F-803. It is heavily padded and constructed extremely well and easily fits a M body with lens...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,422
Posted By D&A
As a long time B&W shooter with film, (but...

As a long time B&W shooter with film, (but strictly digital these days), I'm of the opinion that the look and appeal of many B&W images (especially those from using film and going through the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,403
Posted By D&A
______________________ Hi Kristian, An...

______________________

Hi Kristian,

An excellent example (and tutorial) of underexposing the high contrast image and then raising the level of shadow detail as part of the recovery for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,403
Posted By D&A
Kristian, Regarding my lengthy post of a few...

Kristian,

Regarding my lengthy post of a few hours ago (posted on the previous page this thread), only very high contrast lighting situations are somewhat in question when shooting with the MM,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-05-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,403
Posted By D&A
Cool Hi Kristian & All, I've throughly have enjoyed...

Hi Kristian & All,

I've throughly have enjoyed carefully looking over the many splended MM images Kristian has posted along with previous MM files from others I've kindly been supplied with and no...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,094
Posted By D&A
Just a thought....it might actually be much less...

Just a thought....it might actually be much less expesive to purchase a Leica M8/M9 grip, which basically is course a bottom plate with a grip attched to it. Hope though you find your plate. I know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,493
Posted By D&A
Sad news indeed! It sounds like three of their...

Sad news indeed! It sounds like three of their stores wil remian open for a while, as they consolidate inventory. I wonder if these will eventually close too or under Chap. 11 reorganization, try to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-03-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,269
Posted By D&A
No worries Kristian. I'm actually south of Wash....

No worries Kristian. I'm actually south of Wash. D.C. but grew up in the city (Queens) and still have some family there. I generally get up there a few times of year so would love to get to a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-02-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Ashwin, I completely agree with the two postings...

Ashwin, I completely agree with the two postings above and Kristian summed it up eloquently. Only thing I would add, since I too had a chance to shoot with both the FLE and new 35mm f1.2 Ver II...is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-02-2011
Replies: 212
Views: 34,269
Posted By D&A
Great Shot Helen! I see Kristian is playing...

Great Shot Helen! I see Kristian is playing "mine's bigger than yours with Andre" :).
Hey Kristiain, didn't know you'd be in NYC or I would have made the trip up there (originally from Queens too!)....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
I think if a fair # of people with Chrome V1...

I think if a fair # of people with Chrome V1 lenses posted their serial #'s, there would be a chance to see if there is some sort of clustering of #'s. Hard to say how VC organized their production...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
I've used a few of the chrome ones and all as...

I've used a few of the chrome ones and all as Kristian mentioned, they all appeared to behave the same optically. I am/was under the assumption that all the limited edition chrome ones were all made...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Thumbs down Kristian, your observations regarding early vs....

Kristian, your observations regarding early vs. late samples of the V1 lens and their performance characteristics at f1.2 and f1.4, parallel closely what I observed in some samples I shot with during...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
I think in some respects, some of the differences...

I think in some respects, some of the differences we're describing in the comparisons between either or both VC 35mm f1.2 lenses to the Leica 35mm Lux asph (non FLE) is more a consequence of sample...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By D&A
You nailed it! Exactly what I would have wrote,...

You nailed it! Exactly what I would have wrote, based on my shooting experience with this lens.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-11-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Kristian, I'll echo what others have...

Kristian, I'll echo what others have posted...fantastic shots of Sheen and most definitely not the usual run of the mill paparazzi shots one often see's. Then again much of your posted work has...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-11-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Jeff, excellent comparative test shots comparing...

Jeff, excellent comparative test shots comparing bokeh/sharpness of the three lenses. I think though you mentioned an important consideration, especially considering results one might expect with the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Absolutely love the framing of the gentleman in...

Absolutely love the framing of the gentleman in the distance, between the two children, juxtaposed between the holding of hands and the "third hand" hanging down. A worthy photograph representing...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-06-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Kristian, lovely shots of young lady (daughter?)...

Kristian, lovely shots of young lady (daughter?) in very attractive lighting. I've found with the V1 of the VC 35mm f1.2 and from what I've seen of version 2....that f1.4 is a sweet spot. At that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
Hi Kristian & All, As far as I've been able to...

Hi Kristian & All,

As far as I've been able to determine from fairly extensive testing (and simply my opinion), the new Leica 35mm lux asph FLE lens had the least desirable rendering and bokeh when...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 144,863
Posted By D&A
I had a chance to quickly meet a long time...

I had a chance to quickly meet a long time aquantence and briefly inspect and shoot with his new V2 of this lens. Unfortunately I didn't have my chrome V1 with me to do any comparing optically, but...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-18-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 13,030
Posted By D&A
Kristian, let me know if you head out east...we...

Kristian, let me know if you head out east...we can meet up, especially if NYC,(my old hometown), or Wash D.C.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,901
Posted By D&A
I couldn't agree more with x-ray. I compared the...

I couldn't agree more with x-ray. I compared the Nokton to the Leica 50mm Lux asph wide open and stopped down and in most cases at 100% crops and examination of the entire frame..it was "that close"....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,059
Posted By D&A
Hi Mike, I cannot thank you enough for posting...

Hi Mike,

I cannot thank you enough for posting these shots, especially they crops. I can't specifically address your questions about the diffferent ays of posting images here nor the 600x600...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,059
Posted By D&A
Hi Mike, Thanks ever so much! I look forward...

Hi Mike,

Thanks ever so much! I look forward to it, especially if the infinity shots of buildings or something with detail was taken at f2 and f2.8. This will give me some idea how it compares to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,059
Posted By D&A
Hi Mike, I just read your revised, excellent...

Hi Mike,

I just read your revised, excellent report on this lens. It's very high on my list but only if I can luck out on one at a reasonable price without breaking the bank :) . I did have a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By D&A
You mean the U.S. hasn't yet annexed that part of...

You mean the U.S. hasn't yet annexed that part of Canada in which you live? :)

IN addition.....Yes, but Steve Gandy (Camerquest) knew you lived in Canada and wanted you to feel right at home by...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By D&A
Yes, but I believe you're in Canada, and thats my...

Yes, but I believe you're in Canada, and thats my point. Outside the U.S., most CV major rangefinder lenses come in yellowish-green boxes..and within the U.S., official USA distributed ones ussually...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By D&A
I like monkey wrenches :) My comments above...

I like monkey wrenches :)

My comments above were basically for rangefinder items (not their SLR lenses etc). As I mentioned, there were some USA items that only came in green boxes, but for the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-16-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
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When CV lenses were first released here in the...

When CV lenses were first released here in the States years ago, they were in the familar black boxes, as they are currently. Between those first early days and now, whenever I traveled outside the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-10-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
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Leicashot, I was just about to respond to the...

Leicashot, I was just about to respond to the post that implied there were Silver versions of this lens released (at least here in the States) that didn't have the M8/M9 shroud modification to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
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Hi Leicashot & All, Every single one of the...

Hi Leicashot & All,

Every single one of the original run of 300 chrome 35mm f1.2 lenses sold here in the States by Cameraquest (as far as I know) were made with the rear "shroud" modification...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,450
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An aquantence of mine when he first aquired the...

An aquantence of mine when he first aquired the M9 got blocky artifacts almost immediately on on many shots. he was using a Sandisk card (yes I know there are many Sandisk counterfits out there)...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-03-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 103,735
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leicashot wrote>>>"compared to the smoother...

leicashot wrote>>>"compared to the smoother Nokton, which reminds me of the Lux ASPH, only just a tad harsher, but I wouldn't call it even close to being harsh."<<<

leicashot, thats exactly how I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 103,735
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lecia shot wrote >>>"Both are sharp wide open...

lecia shot wrote >>>"Both are sharp wide open with a slight edge to the Nokton, but shallower depth of field form the Nokton which has gorgeous character. Not sure what my Planar and Noctilux will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
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Hi, I've shot and have owned both lenses,...

Hi,

I've shot and have owned both lenses, especially having tried out 5 different 90mm f2 Cron (E55) lenses over the years since 90mm is a favoirte focal length of mine/ What everyone says about...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-25-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 103,735
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Leicashot, how does your Sonnar focus (accuracy)...

Leicashot, how does your Sonnar focus (accuracy) at f1.5 on the M9? Did it neeed to be sent back to germany for tweaking or was it essentually dead on? Thanks.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 7,793
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Very Impressive...wonderful images and use of...

Very Impressive...wonderful images and use of light! A number of them are right up there with some of the best from the M9. Your lovely wife certainly added considerably to the some of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-21-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,534
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A great lens to be sure. Of course there are only...

A great lens to be sure. Of course there are only so many assembly lines and not all lenses can be produced at once. Generally from what I understand, they (lenses) are made in batches (runs)/ Same...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2010
Replies: 194
Views: 53,673
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It's sort of ironic I happned to unexpectedly...

It's sort of ironic I happned to unexpectedly stumble upon this thread a few minutes ago. I was just about to post an observation with an aquantences 50mm Lux asph and the "play" or wobble I've...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
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Hi hamustar, Like everyone else, I'd like to...

Hi hamustar,

Like everyone else, I'd like to thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial. Very informative and it leave lots of room to experiment. Your images certainly show your excellent...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,374
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Nice Images, Would it be possible to elaborate...

Nice Images,

Would it be possible to elaborate on some of the technical aspects (in camra settings and post processing) to achieve the "blue-ish" sky and white trees? Was white balance initially...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,599
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Hi, I just sold my brand new Hexanon-M 28mm...

Hi,

I just sold my brand new Hexanon-M 28mm f2.8 a few days ago but still have my used copy which I use. I had a chance to test mine out against the 28mm Summicron asph. What's interesting is out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,229
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I was just reading through the last few postings...

I was just reading through the last few postings and filmfan almost word for word wrote in his first sentence what I was going to say. Leicashot expressed what is always a dilema for those with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
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Yes, although I'm sure in some cases the sticker...

Yes, although I'm sure in some cases the sticker can be pealed off. My commenst above weren't specific to Leica lenses/equipment only, (from KEH), but most of the other major brands KEH sells too.
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
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Yes, I too find it odd that KEH never seems to...

Yes, I too find it odd that KEH never seems to have boxes with their FS items...even almost new items. They obviously have the boxes for many since I've seen them buy certain lenses at some shows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
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>>> "The Popflash link goes 404"<<< Some of...

>>> "The Popflash link goes 404"<<<

Some of these lenses (availability) don't last but a few minutes...here one sec, gone the next.

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
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(THIS POST EDITED AND CORRECTED) This is just a...

(THIS POST EDITED AND CORRECTED)

This is just a guess...but as sugggested, it may be a related to the frameline mechanism in your M3 . If your body did have a frameline lever and you wiggled it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,512
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leicashot said >>>" I found it too perfect. hat...

leicashot said >>>" I found it too perfect. hat I mean is that it performs so well that there is no character. Sharp wide open from corner to corner from f/1.4 and bokeh is rendered without any...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 12,254
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There was a print advertising campaign at the...

There was a print advertising campaign at the time Pentax released the Pentax MX, their diminutive sized manual focus SLR....along with a series of SMC-M Lenses which were a downsizing of their...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,279
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Thanks Yandel, interesting!. That possibly may...

Thanks Yandel, interesting!. That possibly may mean Konica was aware of the history of the original 60mm f1.2 designed to minimize focus shift and attempted to do the same with the new one. In...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-14-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,279
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Great Review and no doubt Konica had some...

Great Review and no doubt Konica had some specific design principals in mind when constructing this lens. Even the original was designed with some specific goals as illustrated by the manufacturers...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,425
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When I had my zeiss 18mm Zm, I coded as follows:...

When I had my zeiss 18mm Zm, I coded as follows: On the M8, I coded it as a WATE and chose 18mm when the choice came up when turning on the camera each time.

On the M9, the lens brought up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,852
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The Neiman-Marcus catalog says the following...

The Neiman-Marcus catalog says the following (below). Isn't it a bit misleading since all regular M9's have the exact same attributes, not only the N-M edition? Other than that it is a somewhat...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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Leicashot wrote--->>>"It's a good point to make....

Leicashot wrote--->>>"It's a good point to make. At this stage while I'm seeing definite improvements in the new V2, the field curvature and isolation in the V1 is a bonus for some uses, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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The 1/3 in front and 2/3rds in back of subject in...

The 1/3 in front and 2/3rds in back of subject in focus is just an average at mid distances with mid focal length lenses. This cahnges of course with focsuing distances as well as focal length of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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JP WROTE---->>>> "Just one question (for Dave?),...

JP WROTE---->>>> "Just one question (for Dave?), I thought generally that the convention was to adjust lenses so that 1/3 was sharp before the focus point and 2/3 after were sharp.

Am I mistaken...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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Hi Leicashot, No, I wasn't suggesting that your...

Hi Leicashot,

No, I wasn't suggesting that your placing of the focus point is what is causing the decernable differences of the size of depth of field between V1 & V2...just that the way your V1 is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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Leicashot, My post above was commenting on some...

Leicashot,

My post above was commenting on some of the interesting things Marty expressed...but my complements go out to you for initiating these tests and my comments at the very end of my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,013
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Marty, You nailed almost all the important...

Marty,

You nailed almost all the important points regarding the V1 lens...as I was just writing much the same. One of the reasons some have complained that the bokeh of the V2 lens with busy...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2010
Replies: 107
Views: 19,048
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Simply fantastic images! At first glance I found...

Simply fantastic images! At first glance I found the color images distracting, especially after both viewing the B&W's and reading the entire photo essay. This was possibly due to the unexpected...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
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Small snowball rolling down a snow covered...

Small snowball rolling down a snow covered peak....

Oh ok, I think he gets the picture :) But it's a fun one...Enjoy your new M8!

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,984
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Although not a hard and fast rule...the subjects...

Although not a hard and fast rule...the subjects (and things) serious photographers shoot with a Leica are often where high ISO may not be a distinct advantage (or necessary). The opposite is often...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,095
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Hi Steven, I've had more than one sample of the...

Hi Steven,

I've had more than one sample of the Zeiss 25mm in the past and once coded as a 24mm (since lens brought up coorisponding frameline) to allow coding as a 24mm...the other lens was coded...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,743
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From what I recall, from both in use and reading...

From what I recall, from both in use and reading there was a slight differences. How much depended on what was being phjotographed...in other words how much IR light was being reflected from...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
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Talking about yellow rubber duckies....whats a...

Talking about yellow rubber duckies....whats a pic with one rubber ducky, when you can photograph 100's of them :)

...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
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Truly lovely shots! As expressed, many seem...

Truly lovely shots! As expressed, many seem timeless, and often it would be hard to determine the era they were taken....especially with corner light falloff and destaturated colors.

Dave
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-24-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,635
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As Roger pointed out, the Zeiss Zm 18mm is superb...

As Roger pointed out, the Zeiss Zm 18mm is superb on M8 and M9 and gives the Leica 18mm a run it's money. In fact the reason I picked it over the Leica was distortion (especially the impossible to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,279
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Just an FYI for Animiefx...I just sent you a PM. ...

Just an FYI for Animiefx...I just sent you a PM. Thanks!

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
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If your scope doesn't contain Leica optics, then...

If your scope doesn't contain Leica optics, then you're not seeing half the dust spots :)

Dave (D&A)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,891
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Thanks for trying (and letting us know). As you...

Thanks for trying (and letting us know). As you said, it from another era and they probably didn't anticipate much use with lenses wider than 35mm nor future lens design. Was the rarer "deeper"...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-23-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,891
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Thanks for trying! See if this technique...

Thanks for trying! See if this technique (setting lens to min. distance) helps with some of your other lenses. The 24mm Elmarit is one that finially did fit into my dual rear lens cap...but only...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,891
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Since you mentioned that lenses approx. 35mm and...

Since you mentioned that lenses approx. 35mm and wider don't fit or mount securely to the dual lens holder, permit me to make a suggestion as to why and how to circumvent the issue. I have a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-10-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,660
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>>>>"Or more likely, just a fully charged...

>>>>"Or more likely, just a fully charged one."<<<<

>>>> "Think about it 10-15 degrees. How long do you want to be out there exposing yourself in those temps? If you enjoy it for longer than 1/2...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,660
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What I find a bit disheartening is that on one...

What I find a bit disheartening is that on one hand, the size of the Leica battery is relatively small, compared to other DSLR's that have fairly compact batteries, which aleady puts it at a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-06-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 993
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I certainly haven't tried them all and I sure...

I certainly haven't tried them all and I sure there are some that might be equally good, but so far I have found Alien skin to be quite impressive. As was mentioned PS4 has improved significantly to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,343
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Hi Double Negative, A couple of comments. ...

Hi Double Negative,

A couple of comments. First really nice shots! Thnaks for posting. It's hard to tell due the lighting used to show the M8 and the front of the case...but from the looks of it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,343
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This is just a complete guess on my part, but...

This is just a complete guess on my part, but since Luigi redesigned his M8/M9 cases with removeable rear doors to snap on with two snaps "in the middle", rather than "four snaps, one in each...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,343
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It appears from what I've seen that the later...

It appears from what I've seen that the later Luigi cases has the cutout for the LCD and buttons, just a bit higher, so you don't quite get that "slightly hanging low" seen of the cutout in early...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,343
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Double Negative, I saw that case too and it looks...

Double Negative, I saw that case too and it looks interesting,..but wish he had included a picture (unless I missed it), with a M8 or M9 actuallly resideing in his case...both a front and rear view.
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,844
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Yes you can! I've tried both the Leica 55mm as...

Yes you can! I've tried both the Leica 55mm as well as their 60mm UVIR filters via a step ring and they work perfectly with no corner issues (due to cropped sensor)....even when shooting a blue sky...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-20-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,737
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WOW!! DPreview just annouced on their site that...

WOW!! DPreview just annouced on their site that Cosina (Voigtlander) will release the 12mm f5.6 in 'M" mount along with a new 12mm finder....interesting...much like they did with their 15mm f4.5
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
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You're most welcome Hacker. I do though feel...

You're most welcome Hacker. I do though feel embarrassed by the incredably large number of spelling mistakes in my post "above". I was in a rush and typing very fast as the time...still its even...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6,802
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Yes, Both Nocts have a very different look, as...

Yes,

Both Nocts have a very different look, as many have pointed out. The f1.0 bokeh has its unique fingerprint, easily identified and many have used this particular characteristic to excellent...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
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Hacker, not really (the frame lines do not...

Hacker, not really (the frame lines do not confuse). The outer ones are an entiure white rectangle and the inner one are just the "L" shapeed corners..sort of like the 50 & 75mm framelines you see...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 12,343
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Question of course is a bit like asking if one...

Question of course is a bit like asking if one likes Van. Choc or Strawberry flavor ice cream...all valid choices of course. OK, here are my thoughts and experiecnes....

On almost every camera I've...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,844
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Yes, it is weird...and what makes it more so, is...

Yes, it is weird...and what makes it more so, is based on the combination of things thrown at both products (the 50mm f1.1 hood and B+W 58mm UVIR filter)..that work perfectly with either one in any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,844
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They were the regular type thickness, not slim,...

They were the regular type thickness, not slim, B+W UVIR filters. I don't have it on me at the moment, but I think theyr were the F-Pro. What perplexed me and eventually most others was that every...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,844
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MabelSound Wrote...>>>"I read somewhere that one...

MabelSound Wrote...>>>"I read somewhere that one of the filters--I can't remember if it's the Leica one or the B&W--has a problem mounting on the Nokton...there aren't enough threads, or something,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 4,270
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My thoughts keep going back and forth for much...

My thoughts keep going back and forth for much the reasons already stated....but ultimately Shot #1 conveys a degree of happiness I find a bit lacking in #2, although it may be the better composed of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-30-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 11,474
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Hi Nick, I'll post similar comments to those I...

Hi Nick,

I'll post similar comments to those I posted elsewhere in regards to these (your) images.

You've have some very lovely shots and it's always a pleasure when one can peak into another...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
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It sort of fits in between the older Leica f1.0...

It sort of fits in between the older Leica f1.0 Noct., and Recently released Leica 0.95 Noct. Just generally (not gettting into specifics or exceptions)...the sharpness wide open sort of falls...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
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Hi Yu-Ying, Again great that you got this all...

Hi Yu-Ying,

Again great that you got this all sorted out. There are a few glitches that can happen with both the Camera and/or SDHC cards with the M8/M8.2 and even M9...and depending on the issue,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
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Hi Yu-Ying, Glad to hear it. For future...

Hi Yu-Ying,

Glad to hear it. For future reference, could you share what you did to short things out. This way the info can be apssed on to those down the road who might encounter similar issues....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
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Hi Yu-Ying, On a friends M8 which once in a...

Hi Yu-Ying,

On a friends M8 which once in a while exhibited such symptoms as you described) and also an M9 I got to put through it's paces..I have found one thing more than anything else that cures...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,567
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Hi ampguy, The M9 I've been shooting with has...

Hi ampguy,

The M9 I've been shooting with has been on loan...but have shot with it fairly extensively in comparison to the M8. Many of the earlier extensive test files have been left at an out of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,567
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On a per pixel basis, image wise, there are small...

On a per pixel basis, image wise, there are small differences depending which image parameter one is examined between M8 and M9 files. It's's close for all intent and purposes. Yet when comparing the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,567
Posted By D&A
Yes, I agree.....B&W...and especially IR too!

Yes, I agree.....B&W...and especially IR too!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,567
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Yanidel Wrote....>>> "I fuly agree, add to that...

Yanidel Wrote....>>>

"I fuly agree, add to that that a slight mistake in focus will show more on the M9 than M8. So if the tests were done on the Noctilux in the wide apertures, this could also...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,567
Posted By D&A
Personally I wouldn't comment way or another...

Personally I wouldn't comment way or another quite yet and below are just a few of the many reasons why. I've learned not to judge till both all the original posters facts are in (details of how the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-10-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By D&A
Hi All, Quick Question. I'm using external 1TB...

Hi All,

Quick Question. I'm using external 1TB drives (esata, USB, Firewire). Say I already have a 1TB drive almost filled up and now take an identical 1TB external drive hook it up to my desktop...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,267
Posted By D&A
Hi All, In my opinion and with long time...

Hi All,

In my opinion and with long time experience in printing large format digital prints, I personally believe there is both ligitimate reasons to exmine files at 100% but on the other hand,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,986
Posted By D&A
Hi All, It's fun to speculate, especially based...

Hi All,

It's fun to speculate, especially based on images seen in that promotional video.... so here goes my prediction...

1. There wil be a M9, a full frame, possibly 18mp camera, with of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-06-2009
Replies: 152
Views: 46,058
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Hi All, My comments are designed to impart what...

Hi All,

My comments are designed to impart what I hope is useful infomation (based on fairly extensice "controlled" and real world shooting of the new 50 f1.1 vs. Noctilux 50mm f1.0 vs. the 50mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By D&A
Actually, unless I am mistaken (possibly...

Actually, unless I am mistaken (possibly forgot)...the limited production "silver" color ones sold at $1049.00 (US$) prior to their being sold out. I originally had a black one that was "good", sold...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By D&A
Hi All, I lengthened considerably my post...

Hi All,

I lengthened considerably my post above, describing what I feel have been the differences in shooting the 50mm f1.1, the Leica 50mm f1.0 and some other 50mm f1.4 (f1.5) fast 50's. Elements...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-21-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By D&A
Interesting. In well controlled tests (test...

Interesting. In well controlled tests (test shots) I performed with it vs. the Leica Noctilux, the results were surprisingly close...both sharpness and bokeh..especially when both were shot wide...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-16-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By D&A
Hi Erik, Is the sound you're describing as you...

Hi Erik,

Is the sound you're describing as you slowly turn the focusing ring back and forth through it's entire range from one end to the other (min distance to infinity and back again)...feel...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By D&A
Hi All, Thank you to everyone to take the time...

Hi All,

Thank you to everyone to take the time to give me your point of view....very helpful. I have used for years an M3, M6, 7etc. and an Rd1, but what struck me about the M8, is the relative...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By D&A
I appreciate everyones response and it appears I...

I appreciate everyones response and it appears I may have stated my question in a somewhat confusing way. Let me try and explain in more detail. On the original M8, looking at the relative size of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By D&A
Frame lines relative size M8 vs M8.2?

Hi All,

A few, relatively simple questions...especially for those that currently own both a M8 and M8.2 body. My questions concern the 50mm and 75mm frame lines.

1. Comparing the M8 & M8.2 50mm...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By D&A
HI, I respond in a more general fashion at this...

HI,

I respond in a more general fashion at this time, since I'm not currently at the computer that has most of my extensive test images with this lens.

I have found on an M8 body (as alluded to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-10-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Hi All, Again I appreciate all the suggestions...

Hi All,

Again I appreciate all the suggestions and responses. I think some may have glossed over my original post at the very top of this thread..but I mention some things again (and a few new...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Hi b&w, Just a quick comment. There are lots...

Hi b&w,

Just a quick comment. There are lots of work arounds, but even the instructions that came with the lens says NOt to screw the filter inside the hood but put it directly on the lens! They...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Hi Peter, I'm aware of the different thread...

Hi Peter,

I'm aware of the different thread pitches, especially for some of Leica lenses taking 39 & 43mm (using .5) whereas non Leica filters in this size is .75 . This doesn't appear to be the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Hi Stephen, I'm the original poster. Thanks for...

Hi Stephen,

I'm the original poster. Thanks for trying these filters with your hood. Today I tried a brand new Hoya filter I just opened up and the hood just spinned round and round without...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
For the time being I have screwed the filter into...

For the time being I have screwed the filter into the threads inside the hood but it's not recommended to do this. Even the instructions mention this due to possible vignetting. Of course on a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Hi All....Just a thought.....Maybe the B+W 58mm...

Hi All....Just a thought.....Maybe the B+W 58mm UVIR filters are all of a new style and the threads on the front of the filter ring are cut different than older regular B+W filters....and somehow the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Thanks so far for the responses. Interesting...

Thanks so far for the responses. Interesting that you both experience something completely different. I tried a B+W 52mm UVIR filter with the Nokton 50mm f1.5 lens adn absolutely no problem...but...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,125
Posted By D&A
Nokton 50mm f/1.1 B+W 58mm Filter Problem!!

Hi All,

I didn't want to put this issue into the "image" thread for this lens, since it's a technical problem I've just run into and it has me scratching my head.

I just screwed on a brand new 58mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi Glenn, Great info and equally great links!...

Hi Glenn,

Great info and equally great links! Thanks ever so much for posting them. The "blue sky-magenta/white leaves effect" is often seen with Kodak IR color film..which I used to faily often....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi Glenn, Thanks for your response. Regarding...

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for your response. Regarding my post directly abouve yours...I would partially agree that phtooshop work or actions will be part of the solution but as I mentioned in the example I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi All, What I am finding both from my brief...

Hi All,

What I am finding both from my brief experience with the M8 and a Hoya R72 IR filter...is that with the R72 filter specifically, it been near impossible so far to get the "white trees/blue...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-08-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi Jaap, Thanks...and your approach makes...

Hi Jaap,

Thanks...and your approach makes perfect sense and gives, as you indicated a choice .
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-08-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi Jaap, Thanks for your response. I think my...

Hi Jaap,

Thanks for your response. I think my question might have been misunderstood. I realize to shoot B&W with the M8, one has to shoot jpegs. What I was asking was when you shoot B&W IR with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-08-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,289
Posted By D&A
Hi Jaap, Nice IR Images...especially the first...

Hi Jaap,

Nice IR Images...especially the first one (windmill)! One question....I didn't see it mentioned, but before you worked on the image by adjusting "tone and curves"...did you shot color...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By D&A
Hi Jaap, That's quite interesting and certainly...

Hi Jaap,

That's quite interesting and certainly warrents additional investigation. Is it possible to repeat above test with the RAW converters but using the just a single (one) selected image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By D&A
Hi, Lucky you...I've been looking for a great...

Hi,

Lucky you...I've been looking for a great buy in a Luigi case for the M8 (with built in grip). Many shoe repair places that work with leather and repair luggage etc,. are good at cutting away...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By D&A
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Peter,...

Thanks everyone for your feedback.

Peter, although coding is desirable, one can get by in a pinch by self coding with a marker. Not perfect, but it works! I'm coming to the same conclusion as most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By D&A
Hi Bill, I appreciate your response. I was just...

Hi Bill,

I appreciate your response. I was just refering to visually as to which looked "fresher" in terms of use. I edited my original post, so that my comments are a bit clearer. I know the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By D&A
35mm f1.4 ASPH Recent Prices..Feedback?

Hi Everyone,

Heres the situation. My son is about to purchase a a Leica 35mm f1.4 ASPH (I've owned one for years). While visting a family aquantence in Conn., he was offered by him to purchase one...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By D&A
Yes, I agree....the 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar for me is...

Yes, I agree....the 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar for me is the best compromise of all the 135mm lenses on the Leica M8, all things considered..as Jaap said. I too have the 46mm version and like the look and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By D&A
Thanks again tightsqueeze, I do think along the...

Thanks again tightsqueeze,

I do think along the lines you do and normally would never risk a battery who's worth is far below that of the camera it's going to be used in, especially if the camera...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-20-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By D&A
Hi tightsqueez, I very much appreciate the...

Hi tightsqueez,

I very much appreciate the response and suggestion but when I re-read pg 127 as you suggested, my interpretation of what they expressed, was somewhat different than my particular...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-20-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By D&A
Well the loose inside of one of the batteries is...

Well the loose inside of one of the batteries is less of of a concern for me as it just might be the cells (cell pack) are a seperate unit from the outer casing that are electronically attached to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-20-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By D&A
M8 Battery Buzzes While Charging & More???

Hi,

I have three original Leica M8 batteries which have received light use. One of these when charged in the Leica charger begins to emit a audible "zzzzz" or slightly louder buzzing sound during...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,996
Posted By D&A
HI, For Tony and others that might know....I...

HI,

For Tony and others that might know....I would assume if one hasn't caleld Leica yet (Leica in N.J.) and made an app't to have upgrades installed, I would assume they would honor the old prices...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-19-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,624
Posted By D&A
HI All, I agree with Tim regarding wishing some...

HI All,

I agree with Tim regarding wishing some kind of manual advance for "cocking: the shutter after the shutter is released...sort of along the lines of the Epson RD-1 and of course every single...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By D&A
Zeiss 35mm f2.0 vs. VC 35mm f1.4 ?

HI All,

I personally have been wondering how the current Zeiss 35mm f2.0 (which I use) compares to the new VC 35mm f1.4 lens, especially when compared on an M8 .

From the recent postings of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By D&A
Hi Johann, Lots of good advice but as everyone...

Hi Johann,

Lots of good advice but as everyone says focal length is a matter of personal choice. Personally I like 24mm, 35mm 50mm for spacing and then something on the wide side like the Zeiss...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By D&A
Erik, I appreciate your response. I don't...

Erik,

I appreciate your response. I don't really need to know the difference before vs. after the firware update...just what your M8 is doing now after you installed the latest firmware update. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By D&A
I certainly know what a PEBCAK error is but...

I certainly know what a PEBCAK error is but unfortunately it's use to describe this situation or it's description is incorrect. My simple observation is reflective of an actual observation and since...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By D&A
Hi Erik, Thanks for your reply. After you did...

Hi Erik,

Thanks for your reply. After you did the firmware update....How quickly after the red light goes out after turning on the camera, can you press the "play" button once and the image shows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By D&A
Hi All, Before I make a new thread...I'd...

Hi All,

Before I make a new thread...I'd thought I'd ask those that have loaded the new firmware on their M8 as I just did. The update went fine but I noticed something that might or might not...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By D&A
HI henning, Thanks for your continued response....

HI henning,

Thanks for your continued response. Lets see, I live approx. 3,000 miles from you, so I'll be over in about 5 minutes :) . I've seen the Wate finder and it is good but at this time I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By D&A
Hi Henning & Roger & All, Thanks everyone for...

Hi Henning & Roger & All,

Thanks everyone for all their valuable feedback, it's truly appreciated. Based on all the feedback especially from Henning and Roger, I have two different points of view...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By D&A
Hi All, Thanks John & Bill for your replies. ...

Hi All,

Thanks John & Bill for your replies.

1. John, I understand exactly what you are saying...that the 15mm finder supplied with the VC 15mm lens does an adaquate job with the VC 12mm lens on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By D&A
M8+VC12..Viewfinder choices & Opinions

Hi All,

Specifically on an M8, I've heard conflicting views as to which external viewfinder is best to use when using the VC 12mm lens on an M8. Conventional wisdom would say the VC 15mm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By D&A
Hi Rainer, Thanks ever so much..it's truly...

Hi Rainer,

Thanks ever so much..it's truly appreciated!

Dave
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