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Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2018
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Posted By pechelman
Thanks! I haven't been to Glazer's yet but would...

Thanks!
I haven't been to Glazer's yet but would definitely be up for meeting up somewhere. Shoot me a pm or email at my rff username @ Gmail.
Forum: Travel 01-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By pechelman
Thanks, Richard. Completely agree about using the...

Thanks, Richard. Completely agree about using the familiar gear vs better gear.

For metering it really depended on how much snow vs volcanic rock were in the pictures. The majority of the time I...
Forum: Travel 12-29-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By pechelman
I can see a preference to having internal AF on a...

I can see a preference to having internal AF on a weather sealed lens over a MF Leica in some situations; specifically in very cold and windy environments. While every trip is different, I'm not sure...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-26-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Sometimes life throws you a change-up that you...

Sometimes life throws you a change-up that you cant avoid taking a swing at... We recently packed up and move from our home of almost 13 years in Denver to take advantage of a new opportunity and...
Forum: Travel 12-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By pechelman
Many thanks for the kind words everyone. I...

Many thanks for the kind words everyone.

I thought of one more suggestion to anyone considering a similar trip with similar gear\photo goals. Consider forgoing bringing a long lens and instead take...
Forum: Travel 12-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By pechelman
Well it finally happened. My original departure...

Well it finally happened.
My original departure of Dec 2016 was cancelled due to a problem with the boat and we were rebooked for Dec 2017. I wasn't sure it was really going to happen being we got...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-18-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By pechelman
You certainly did cover a lot of ground. I feel...

You certainly did cover a lot of ground. I feel like I recognize most of those places. While I know in the other thread, one of the Berlin locals naysay'd a lot of my suggestions, but looks like you...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-18-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By pechelman
I feel a strong sense of a Bauhaus design...

I feel a strong sense of a Bauhaus design aesthetic in the composition of your photos that really appeals to me. The rigid and static nature of many of your pictures along with a juxtaposition to a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-18-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 14,216
Posted By pechelman
i went this past april. I highly recommend you...

i went this past april. I highly recommend you arrange a tour beforehand.

On occasion, especially when the tours get large, they dont take you very many places, but when the group is smaller, you...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-17-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
been doing a bit of traveling and just havent had...

been doing a bit of traveling and just havent had time to process any photos until this past weekend.
Sharing a handful from recent family visits around North Carolina....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-21-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Many thanks! I was trying to get a little more...

Many thanks!

I was trying to get a little more to the left but then my shadow was beginning to encroach on the arm of the bench.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-19-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
a couple from this past...

a couple from this past weekend

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4259/35008523240_fa3b529e6f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VkzQhh)
M1003980 (https://flic.kr/p/VkzQhh) by pechelman...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-15-2017
Replies: 405
Views: 141,635
Posted By pechelman
many thanks, m.d.santiago. Best regards, Phil

many thanks, m.d.santiago.

Best regards,
Phil
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-16-2017
Replies: 1,945
Views: 386,917
Posted By pechelman
I almost never do pano's, but have a couple from...

I almost never do pano's, but have a couple from a recent trip. The detail in the full size Olympic Park is pretty amazing on my computer. And the one from the Koenigssee has a story behind it that...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,763
Posted By pechelman
Certainly the drive for perfection is a Japanese...

Certainly the drive for perfection is a Japanese cultural trait. I guess I'm just a lazy American in my satisfaction of what I deem "good enough" for my purposes. Still, there is nothing to say I...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,763
Posted By pechelman
Seeing the writing on the wall and simply...

Seeing the writing on the wall and simply disliking having to use another software package to get an image, I went through an exercise (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154887)...
Forum: Travel 05-15-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By pechelman
I love Berlin. All the recommendations have been...

I love Berlin.

All the recommendations have been great so far I think, especially on Kreuz & P Berg. For specifics, in Kreuzberg, after walking around and working up an appetite, there's a 24Hr...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Sharing a handful from a trip I recently returned...

Sharing a handful from a trip I recently returned from in Europe.
Thanks to Vince for helping me find the Oskar Barnack Denkmal in Wetzlar. Would be happy to point it out on a map to anyone wanting...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Some really wonderful shots here from the past...

Some really wonderful shots here from the past few pages. Been shooting a bit less than normal in anticipation for a trip we depart for tomorrow. Hopefully I can find that Oskar Barnack memorial that...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By pechelman
to give some perspective, the following was taken...

to give some perspective, the following was taken with a 21mm equiv from the far end of the Mariennenbruke;

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/18358547250_e19bf23b9d_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-02-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Vince, Thanks for sharing. Rather than provide...

Vince,
Thanks for sharing. Rather than provide you with feedback on this specific image, I'm wondering if you've ever considered "self-calibrating" your laptop with your desktop machine and monitor...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By pechelman
I agree with you on leaving the tripod and 6x9...

I agree with you on leaving the tripod and 6x9 behind.

For me personally, the difference between 50 and 35 for landscape shooting is mostly insignificant.
28 on the other hand, is distinctly useful...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By pechelman
While I live out here in CO, I dont venture down...

While I live out here in CO, I dont venture down to that corner very often, but when I head to the mountains I usually bring either a 35mm if I'm hiking, or a 28 / 50 combo if I'm staying close to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-22-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Took a trip to the 2017 National Alpaca show here...

Took a trip to the 2017 National Alpaca show here in Denver at the National Western Complex. Heard about it by chance and it was too random to pass...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,767
Posted By pechelman
I'll go for the unconventional and say Neil...

I'll go for the unconventional and say Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-15-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Fun shot you have there, John. Fortuitously timed...

Fun shot you have there, John. Fortuitously timed so all the vehicle / pedestrian traffic still shows up against the asphalt. Love how crisp that all is. Usually turns to muck or total white here...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-07-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
That image reminds me a bit of Clyfford Still. I...

That image reminds me a bit of Clyfford Still. I like it: Well seen and shot :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-28-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
guess I can try to keep this theme going a bit...

guess I can try to keep this theme going a bit with one from this past week

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3926/32292463884_ff61cca2c6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RczjsG)
M1003040...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-20-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
I'm convinced that Guinness is only at it's best...

I'm convinced that Guinness is only at it's best in the country where it's made. It just tastes different to me. Maybe it's a freshness thing, dont know, but it's distinctly different. I tested this...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-20-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Thanks, DwF! That's a local stout that they had...

Thanks, DwF!

That's a local stout that they had on nitro. Theirs is somewhat similar to the Left Hand Nitro Stout, which is much more widely distributed than this brewery 4 blocks from my home....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-20-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Been staring at a bunch of walls...

Been staring at a bunch of walls apparently.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3672/32945254945_085d3d4ddc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Scg3uZ)
M1003002 (https://flic.kr/p/Scg3uZ) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-12-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
had some fun yesterday at the museum I imagine...

had some fun yesterday at the museum
I imagine there might be a few other fans out there, so thought I'd share these. :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/525/32033069533_f2d5e61168_c.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,197
Posted By pechelman
i also like the artisan and artist acam-102 that...

i also like the artisan and artist acam-102 that was recommended a few posts earlier for a few reasons

For me, a camera strap must be lightweight and breathable and low bulk. Straps that have...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-01-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
sorry for posting 2 in a row, but just got back...

sorry for posting 2 in a row, but just got back from a trip and was interested to see what I came back with.

always been fascinated with the landscape right around the CO & UT border. First time...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-30-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
handful from the past...

handful from the past week

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/423/32393839902_f447b9031e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RmwU25)
M1002780 (https://flic.kr/p/RmwU25) by pechelman...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By pechelman
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5767/30633341765_269...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5767/30633341765_269a73f175_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NEXTfV)
M1002139 (https://flic.kr/p/NEXTfV) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-21-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Shots from the past couple weeks from around the...

Shots from the past couple weeks from around the neighborhood with the 50 rigid.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/780/31331671434_e45f9871af_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PJF1kC)
M1002666...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-10-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,400
Posted By pechelman
OH! very cool and good eye fenix

OH!
very cool and good eye fenix
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-10-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,400
Posted By pechelman
Looks like it's missing an EVF port. I thought...

Looks like it's missing an EVF port.
I thought the rumor said it would use a similar\same interface to the EVF-2?
Though maybe it's just not shown there in this model...looks like they have room for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4,971
Posted By pechelman
For me, my favorite was this photo taken in the...

For me, my favorite was this photo taken in the old Tykocin synagogue built in 1642. This would have been the same place my great grandmother would have been on many many days before emigrating to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-03-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
A handful from the past few weeks. Had a few days...

A handful from the past few weeks. Had a few days of super cold days near a record low (~ -16F) and limited sunshine. But I always get excited that the new year has begun and we start seeing...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-20-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 49,400
Posted By pechelman
That's all well and good, and all of us can...

That's all well and good, and all of us can respect the fact that you cannot say anymore, but you should also realize, that without any reference as to how or why you know this and are so certain in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-20-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 49,400
Posted By pechelman
While I can't speak as definitively as...

While I can't speak as definitively as Lightbender, there might be a chance that something would be different between Q & M10 sensor, if for no other reason than to compare what happened with the M-D...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-19-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,964
Posted By pechelman
For the cost of either of those lenses, you can...

For the cost of either of those lenses, you can get 2 great lenses that dont start with the letter L. Just something to consider...

If you know you're only ever going to want one lens ever, then...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Nice shot, John, and well done. Hope you get your...

Nice shot, John, and well done.
Hope you get your camera back soon.

Few more from the past few weeks.
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5677/31147590405_50f7f06b02_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,458
Posted By pechelman
the implications behind not having a digital...

the implications behind not having a digital sensor are immense.
Seriously, just think about what that would have meant for satellite imaging....

No weather satellites would change our understanding...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,681
Posted By pechelman
Would be happy to try a non-digital vs digital...

Would be happy to try a non-digital vs digital heliopan comparison one day. Maybe if I'm ever in NYC or if you are in Denver and we have a chance to meet? Unfortunately, I just have no need to buy...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,681
Posted By pechelman
Thanks, Cal. Wondering if there's any difference...

Thanks, Cal.
Wondering if there's any difference in the cover glass or IR sesnor filter strength on the M9M and M246's that make any screw on filter differences less. I sort of thought there wasnt,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,681
Posted By pechelman
agree with everything you said in this post, and...

agree with everything you said in this post, and especially liked your Moby Dick histogram comment. Such a good visual.

Regarding the heliopan "digital" benefits, I did some testing, admittedly...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
If you dont mind me asking, what are you...

If you dont mind me asking, what are you disliking about the summilux or wanting back from the summicron?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-22-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,681
Posted By pechelman
To the OP, if you wait for it, I think it would...

To the OP, if you wait for it, I think it would be in your best interest to get the sensor replaced. At this point, it should only cost you time. Afterwards, you can likely then sell the camera for a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,573
Posted By pechelman
pretty much always carry one, unless im traveling...

pretty much always carry one, unless im traveling somewhere they arent allowed.
i rotate between things like classic slipjoint, modern tacticool stuff, and everything in between, but I always come...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-15-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Playing a bit with 2 pieces of kit I dont use...

Playing a bit with 2 pieces of kit I dont use often; The 90mm Elmarit-M & B+W 040 Orange

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5592/30884493501_9759bee9ff_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P4a6Vg)
M1002458...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 98,635
Posted By pechelman
Completely agree on this lens being at its best...

Completely agree on this lens being at its best up close and personal.

few more to contribute

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7798/27122892174_2961305e60_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjKUTY)
M1000845...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 98,635
Posted By pechelman
sounds very good to me. They typically seem to go...

sounds very good to me. They typically seem to go between ~700-900 USD.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-30-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Thanks for the kind words, Klaus & David. Glad...

Thanks for the kind words, Klaus & David. Glad they were enjoyed.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Been doing a bunch of travel lately, some for...

Been doing a bunch of travel lately, some for work, some personal.

Saw a bridge...
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5674/30333563150_fe3287e264_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ndtrw7)
M1001991...
Forum: Travel 10-24-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By pechelman
few fun things off the beaten path I would...

few fun things off the beaten path I would recommend that offer different photo opportunities than the typical amsterdam picture.

Nighttime canal boat tour. The one we did advertised cheese and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-19-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Even better! Thanks, for sharing. :)

Even better!

Thanks, for sharing. :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-19-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
dig the one of the mannequins and of Beethoven,...

dig the one of the mannequins and of Beethoven, Vince.
Hard to tell, but on the right side of the center window, is that a real person or just another mannequin laying down?


also, adding a handful...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-16-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
rigid...

rigid summicron
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5668/30340818966_2c0bb297f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ne7Cqo)
M1001966 (https://flic.kr/p/Ne7Cqo) by pechelman...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-13-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,777
Posted By pechelman
Honestly, lots of good opinion above, but before...

Honestly, lots of good opinion above, but before you can consider ANY of them, I think you need to reflect and ask yourself why you arent shooting the cameras you have now before you make any...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 8,890
Posted By pechelman
The 23mm on the x100 is my personal favorite 23mm...

The 23mm on the x100 is my personal favorite 23mm they make, though I havent looked into the new xf23/2 they recently released. Unless you need WR I wouldnt bother since you already have it.

I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By pechelman
So there is padding in the bag, just not in the...

So there is padding in the bag, just not in the form of an insert.
The bottom of the bag is padded as is the burrito style divider thing.
If the material is what I'm thinking (car convertible top...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-06-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,857
Posted By pechelman
really, dont need or want much more than what the...

really, dont need or want much more than what the 240 series is today

A few things that would be nice that leica already knows how to do;
Native ISO of 50 like the SL
High ISO capability like the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,232
Posted By pechelman
as for m9 or m9m/mm you can judge for yourself by...

as for m9 or m9m/mm you can judge for yourself by viewing all of your favorite photos with your graphics card set to fully desaturate the screen. This is easiest of course if you have pictures...
Forum: Off Topic 10-03-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By pechelman
the universal fun thing to teach kids is what the...

the universal fun thing to teach kids is what the f-stop means and how they can also use it in practical applications, such as determining how good of a deal a certain size pizza might be based off...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By pechelman
Have you considered selling the m9 with the...

Have you considered selling the m9 with the replaced sensor for an SL?
Though honestly, between an SL and XT2/Pro2, not sure that's really much of a change.

the m240 in lv / evf mode is just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By pechelman
long post ahead! since we first know each other...

long post ahead!

since we first know each other from the fuji-x-forum, it's probably no surprise to you, rybolt, that I'm also a fuji user. I started with the fuji's a few years back and really...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-02-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
You're welcome, Klaus. Glad it was helpful. To...

You're welcome, Klaus.
Glad it was helpful. To be honest, I felt sort of bad for taking so long to post anything about it since many on here were quite helpful in finding the same heliopan filter.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-01-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
except for the last one which was shot on a rigid...

except for the last one which was shot on a rigid summicron and BW022, these were all done with the heliopan #5 light yellow

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8429/29804456845_5648f7d03a_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-01-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
so i've spent a bit experimenting and trying to...

so i've spent a bit experimenting and trying to devise a test scene to compare the Heliopan #5 light yellow Digital ES versus the BW's, but I havent really come to any shocking findings.

At first...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-28-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By pechelman
not sure if this will help...

not sure if this will help...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-22-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By pechelman
ignore the blockage & compose in your mind one...

ignore the blockage & compose in your mind

one thing i've relearned with switching back to a rangefinder is that when I'm looking for a shot with the camera down, I'm looking for interesting...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,873
Posted By pechelman
Thumbs up since this forum doesnt have a like or thanks...

since this forum doesnt have a like or thanks button, im here to quote your post and give it my full approval.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-16-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,620
Posted By pechelman
That's quite an honor. Congrats, Vince! Any...

That's quite an honor. Congrats, Vince!

Any chance you could fill us in on their selections?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-15-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
filter showed up has the digital marking on the...

filter showed up
has the digital marking on the side of the filter ring but not on the box

looked like someone removed a sticker or something to open it...wonder if my few phone calls and emails...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By pechelman
maybe go for the 50 summilux pre-asph for...

maybe go for the 50 summilux pre-asph for film.
Or find a nice balance between the pre-asph and asph with a nokton-m f1.5.

To me, either of those would nicely compliment the 28 summicron with a lens...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Thanks for the confirmation, Vince. I went ahead...

Thanks for the confirmation, Vince.
I went ahead and ordered the #5 Light Yellow Heliopan in 46mm.

Assuming the filter I get is marked with Digital ES, I'll do a comparison for folks. I may just...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
thanks guys I feel like I've hit a dead end...

thanks guys
I feel like I've hit a dead end here.

B&H is refusing to look at one for me because they say it will make it a used product if they open the packaging. They also are being a bit stubborn...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
I've got a couple of phone calls, chat sessions,...

I've got a couple of phone calls, chat sessions, and one email into B&H about that filter. Dont know why this has been so difficult to get an answer out of them about it being the digital model or...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-08-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Have you done any comparison between the Heliopan...

Have you done any comparison between the Heliopan digital and a b+w mrc? It's my understanding that the digital branded heliopan also offers UV\IR filtration. Also, where does one find this filter? ...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-03-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8529/28819188893_6d0...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8529/28819188893_6d0d14e336_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KUDSP8)
M1001704 (https://flic.kr/p/KUDSP8) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2016
Replies: 249
Views: 14,363
Posted By pechelman
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7567/27618615633_b79...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7567/27618615633_b79e62e17c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J5yCda)
L1003095 (https://flic.kr/p/J5yCda) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Found some really strange looking corn growing...

Found some really strange looking corn growing today ;)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8071/29194256032_572071f8de_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LtNccW)
M1001688 (https://flic.kr/p/LtNccW) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-19-2016
Replies: 682
Views: 61,190
Posted By pechelman
sorry if it seemed as if I was trying to "rub...

sorry if it seemed as if I was trying to "rub Vince's nose in it".

I only thought it worthwhile to expound on what willie said since I know for sure I've seen that first hand and that i know Vince...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-19-2016
Replies: 682
Views: 61,190
Posted By pechelman
x2, agree. This is effect also seems to be...

x2, agree.
This is effect also seems to be exacerbated due to the somewhat limited tonal range in these photos, i.e. the exposure doesnt seem to include any luminance information much beyond what I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-17-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
couple of more sights from around the...

couple of more sights from around the neighborhood while enjoying the now dwindling long days of summer

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8297/29001296926_af7fc7b10b_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 98,635
Posted By pechelman
wonderful!

wonderful!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-09-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
I'm guessing they're probably about ~75% as long...

I'm guessing they're probably about ~75% as long as that windmill is tall? They're a little bigger than your standard excavator or dump truck at a commercial construction site within the city, but...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Cool macro shot of the dragonfly! Saw quite a...

Cool macro shot of the dragonfly!


Saw quite a range of machinery yesterday. (couldnt resist the pun)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8587/28804395856_01330079c0_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-04-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
mostly LR as well. I still like the results from...

mostly LR as well.

I still like the results from SEP2 but would just rather not deal with the extra steps in the workflow at this point. I also dislike the way selective adjustments are done in SEP2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2016
Replies: 1,337
Views: 198,185
Posted By pechelman
Tracing some family history at a nearby town, but...

Tracing some family history at a nearby town, but also made the visit to the Łopuchowo forest. Today, it is very peaceful.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8877/27618664453_fc189c1ecd_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-31-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
a couple from the neighborhood in summer 35/2.8...

a couple from the neighborhood in summer

35/2.8 M2 Summaron
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8611/28656644336_4861534ec1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KEhMYL)
M1001586 (https://flic.kr/p/KEhMYL) by...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,521
Posted By pechelman
the hadley small will work perfect. With 2 M's...

the hadley small will work perfect.
With 2 M's with lenses mounted, theres still room for a few filters, extra batteries, lens pen, blower, extra lens or two, a small pocket umbrella if needed, and a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By pechelman
thanks to you both. Generally speaking, this...

thanks to you both.

Generally speaking, this isnt an issue for me at home since I just carry 1 camera around my neck when walking around. This was the first time I've done any serious travel with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By pechelman
Thanks? I wasnt really interested for individual...

Thanks?

I wasnt really interested for individual opinions on the efficacy of soft releases. While they may not seem to accomplish anything for you, Ronald, they do for me. Anyone with a background...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By pechelman
Soft Release Turning Camera

On a recent trip I noticed my camera being in the on position when I know I set it off before putting it in the bag. The proof of this was about ~50-200 black images written to the SD card and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 8,177
Posted By pechelman
Who cares what anyone else thinks. For those who...

Who cares what anyone else thinks.

For those who arent making a living from it, if you enjoy it that should be enough, just like any other hobby or activity.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-15-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Klaus, thanks so much for your...

Klaus, thanks so much for your comment.

Thankfully, my family escaped the Tykocin Pogrom as they emigrated to the US prior to WWII. I may have had one family member go through Auschwitz, but as the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Left on a trip the end of June to trace some...

Left on a trip the end of June to trace some family history in Poland and also for a return visit to Prague. Brought the 246 and a 240 with a 28'cron and 50'lux. Here's a handful of the ones I came...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2016
Replies: 320
Views: 37,948
Posted By pechelman
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7480/27804109992_05b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7480/27804109992_05bf3d098b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JmXkdL)
L1002354 (https://flic.kr/p/JmXkdL) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,032
Posted By pechelman
honestly, i think this answer depends on you and...

honestly, i think this answer depends on you and how you shoot.

I think 35mm on a .85x might be a lot like how 28mm is on a .68x, which at first I struggled with a bunch, but now love it. It's just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By pechelman
and another old school alternative to using...

and another old school alternative to using liveview to focus on objects closer than .7m;

for example if you have a lens that focuses down to .5m, use a 1m long camera strap. Then, use your thumb to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By pechelman
i echo the comments from the others about using...

i echo the comments from the others about using lenses closer than the .7m mfd of a rangefinder. Just watch the patch where it stops responding. Also, on the 240/246, I've noticed that the RF seems...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By pechelman
independent of your experience with adding a...

independent of your experience with adding a lock, I would be interested to hear how you get on with that finder. I've come across it in the past and wondered about it as well. Wasnt sure if it was...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,354
Posted By pechelman
10% drain over what should have only been 10...

10% drain over what should have only been 10 minutes? Does that seem right?

Assuming the previous night's test was from a full battery, that's about a ~3% drain per hour. For 10 minutes, I feel like...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-13-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 288,607
Posted By pechelman
Vignetting, just like discussions regarding...

Vignetting, just like discussions regarding sharpness, is generally overemphasized. I've always felt these quantitative things are so prominently discussed, simply because they are quantitative. It's...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-12-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
been tough finding time to shoot lately with all...

been tough finding time to shoot lately with all the thunderstorms
just a couple to share from the past couple weeks

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7085/27357922540_27a2e76223_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-10-2016
Replies: 682
Views: 61,190
Posted By pechelman
on the M6 weight, I think that may not include...

on the M6 weight, I think that may not include the weight of film.

I think film's about ~30g per 36exp canister, some variance depending on film type, so that would bring the functioning M6 weight...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-09-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,903
Posted By pechelman
what well behaved dogs with that tempting steak...

what well behaved dogs with that tempting steak right there!

great shots too, particularly like the b&w picnic table in the water.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By pechelman
security isnt an issue as shown. you can suspend...

security isnt an issue as shown. you can suspend the entire camera from the hood.

I would also argue that keyed hood wear metal just as much, if not more so, that hoods that arent keyed, because...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By pechelman
just send it back. keying it removes good...

just send it back.

keying it removes good functionality for no good reason, in my opinion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By pechelman
in my experience this is a non-issue the hood...

in my experience this is a non-issue

the hood will not rotate unless you physically move it
and even then, the metal claws bite pretty well against the lens groove, so i would recommend depressing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By pechelman
I have the 12585/12585H (same thing I believe),...

I have the 12585/12585H (same thing I believe), and have used it on my 50mm rigid and 35 summaron 2.8. I believe the Summaron and 35 Summicron share the same front barrel section and filter thread....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By pechelman
maybe this is just a band-aid, but i'm guessing...

maybe this is just a band-aid, but i'm guessing your concern is dropping the finder or loosing it all together?

if so, you could make a small tether that goes around the foot of the finder and hooks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,372
Posted By pechelman
https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1642/26718057495_b82...

https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1642/26718057495_b820dd54ce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGZ2DH)
M0000503 (https://flic.kr/p/GGZ2DH) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By pechelman
the frankenfinder (12011) and zoom finder (12013)...

the frankenfinder (12011) and zoom finder (12013) also lock
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-28-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By pechelman
get it converted from hawks i have a 21mm...

get it converted from hawks

i have a 21mm converted and it almost looks like it came from the factory with an M-Mount. Focus ring turns the correct directions as well..
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 24,707
Posted By pechelman
I think most of us can generally agree that...

I think most of us can generally agree that there's not a ton of difference in #1 and that the difference in #3 is blatantly obvious. What your decision will come down to is #2. Without more...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-25-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Had a free evening on biz travel to SLC. Just a...

Had a free evening on biz travel to SLC. Just a couple from Antelope Island. The bugs were intense...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7581/26645933374_6d33cbd0a7_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-23-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
one from a while ago...

one from a while ago

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/27185076855_e40188b489_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqfCeD)
M1000569 (https://flic.kr/p/HqfCeD) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 26,660
Posted By pechelman
the more you stop down a lens, the less of its...

the more you stop down a lens, the less of its character remains. I do think many people will consider f5.6 a limitation, as you so describe.

However, with a f5.6 max lens, you can shoot wide open...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 26,660
Posted By pechelman
hopefully this will be priced more for the users...

hopefully this will be priced more for the users rather than the collectors.

i think it's a really cool idea to remake some of those classics with modern coatings and materials.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 5,118
Posted By pechelman
never used the biogon-c, but for me, it just...

never used the biogon-c, but for me, it just doesnt appeal to me. It's a bit too modern, contrasty, and saturated. Many of the Zeiss lenses "scream" while other lenses, especially some classic ones,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2016
Replies: 785
Views: 180,940
Posted By pechelman
Santa...

Santa Monica

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1507/26008528416_c2e16f4637_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FChvnJ)
L1002103 (https://flic.kr/p/FChvnJ) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-05-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,435
Posted By pechelman
Do you need both 35 and 45? No, but I think you...

Do you need both 35 and 45? No, but I think you should keep both.
If I were to get rid of one, I dont think I could help choose. Both are worth having, the 35 as a "bring only one" lens and the 45 as...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-05-2016
Replies: 365
Views: 99,968
Posted By pechelman
hopefully it's ok to share a few photos taken...

hopefully it's ok to share a few photos taken with an m240 with a rangefinder-coupled-modified now m-mount version of the Contax-G Biogon 21mm. Sort of a bit cheating with digital but also at a bit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2016
Replies: 834
Views: 143,170
Posted By pechelman
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26023146244_92...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26023146244_92c45c6637_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FDzqKf)
M0000469 (https://flic.kr/p/FDzqKf) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-30-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
nice to see you posting in this thread, Jorge!...

nice to see you posting in this thread, Jorge! Was wondering just the other day if you kept your camera. Hope you got it back from Leica all fixed up :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 37,656
Posted By pechelman
I voted M240 but really intended my vote to count...

I voted M240 but really intended my vote to count towards the M246. Figured that was closer to what I wanted so as not to confuse votes for the original m9 based monochrom.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-29-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
handful from an evening event at the Clyfford...

handful from an evening event at the Clyfford Still museum here in Denver.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1444/26652028021_7d288f8c2f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GB9Bov)
M0000508...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-25-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
few more from the past ~week or...

few more from the past ~week or so

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/26023146244_92c45c6637_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FDzqKf)
M0000469 (https://flic.kr/p/FDzqKf) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 15,057
Posted By pechelman
was wondering how it was possible this thread...

was wondering how it was possible this thread didn't exist. guess it did and it just settled down to the bottom.

just love the 28cron, even the hood that most don't....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By pechelman
"my thoughts"? I have very little to no need...

"my thoughts"?

I have very little to no need for a 135mm apart for the very rare landscape. Not into headshots.
I'd rather carry an ~85/90mm equiv and crop to 135 if needed. I used the 56 in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-19-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,523
Posted By pechelman
few options; set one of the custom function keys...

few options;

set one of the custom function keys to bring up the iso menu and then change ISO with the popup menu

set ISO to auto and let it do whatever it needs to do. You can set custom settings...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,994
Posted By pechelman
I've always found this comparison to be well...

I've always found this comparison to be well done.
http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2015/06/bw-iso-showdown-leica-m-monochrom-typ-246-vs-m-monochrom-m9-vs-m-typ-240/

Some folks on here prefer the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,994
Posted By pechelman
one should be so lucky as to run into sensor...

one should be so lucky as to run into sensor corrosion issues. gets you a new sensor.

the only reason to consider not getting an M9 based camera would be the old LCD screen, loud shutter, and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Cheers, Vince. Seems reasonable all around....

Cheers, Vince. Seems reasonable all around. Looking forward to the results :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,083
Posted By pechelman
:) :p 123456

:) :p

123456
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,083
Posted By pechelman
i didnt "forget" but it's a set it and forget it...

i didnt "forget" but it's a set it and forget it for how I use the camera.
At most I might go change the ISO from auto to something, but that's it for actual using menus during shooting.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
I'll miss not seeing some of your nocti shots,...

I'll miss not seeing some of your nocti shots, Vince, but am very much looking forward to the 'lux duo. I personally do love the 50 asph lux, maybe not as a unique of a signature, but wonderfully...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,083
Posted By pechelman
i might even go so far as to say that the current...

i might even go so far as to say that the current M is even more of an M than the previous.

In terms of stripping things away down to the essentials, the M240/262 have fewer external knobs,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,935
Posted By pechelman
garry winogrand

garry winogrand
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-16-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1536/26466107785_85...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1536/26466107785_857ef1d9ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GjHHMc)
M0000465 (https://flic.kr/p/GjHHMc) by Philip Echelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,467
Posted By pechelman
the exact choice in gear isnt hugely important so...

the exact choice in gear isnt hugely important so long as it lets you focus on your project. E.g. taking an 8x10 view camera to do "decisive moment" street photography or a fuji camera with only 2...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,751
Posted By pechelman
not a book or particular photographer, but I've...

not a book or particular photographer, but I've enjoyed Ted Forbes' "art of photography" channel on youtube for the photographer overviews he does. Sometimes he features books other times just the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-09-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1711/25730985414_c3...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1711/25730985414_c37c9d5559_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FcL2vy)
M0000399 (https://flic.kr/p/FcL2vy) by Philip Echelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-02-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 12,023
Posted By pechelman
there are lenses I'd like to use for a week or...

there are lenses I'd like to use for a week or two to see how I get on with them, namely the 21 and 28 summilux, but I'm not certain either of these would be considered a "dream lens" for me. To me,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2016
Replies: 496
Views: 94,053
Posted By pechelman
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/685/20837079508_887...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/685/20837079508_887183315b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xKitMw)
L1000799 (https://flic.kr/p/xKitMw) by Philip Echelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,720
Posted By pechelman
i generally agree with Scapevision & FrankS. I...

i generally agree with Scapevision & FrankS. I dont even know what the content or intent of this image is supposed to be. To me, everything about it is distracting of everything else, and not in a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 15,921
Posted By pechelman
you're quite welcome and just to make sure we're...

you're quite welcome

and just to make sure we're not misunderstanding one another

The new zeiss finders (very large black rectangular ones) do indeed have framelines. It's the old Contax 21mm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 15,921
Posted By pechelman
the metal one is tiny and has a tiny round...

the metal one is tiny and has a tiny round body

the plastic one is more rectangularly shaped and bulbous

cameraquest.com (https://cameraquest.com/voigtacc.htm#21 / 25 Combination Brightline Finder)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,148
Posted By pechelman
as an only 50mm lens, I'm not sure I'd get a...

as an only 50mm lens, I'm not sure I'd get a Sonnar.

The more reasonable choices I think would be a Planar, Nokton 1.5, or the newer summarit 2.4/2.5.

As for your question about vintage lenses,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 15,921
Posted By pechelman
the contax 21 is a good finder. It isnt as bright...

the contax 21 is a good finder. It isnt as bright as one of the metal voigtlander ones I had or as bright as the leica frankenfinder, but for normal shooting in daylight, it really doesnt make any...
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
thanks, helen :) I very much miss film and wish...

thanks, helen :)
I very much miss film and wish it was just as simple as shooting it again, but the scanning process really ruined the experience for me. Maybe one day when I have access to a...
Forum: Photo Software 03-26-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
Thanks to the mods for moving this to the...

Thanks to the mods for moving this to the apparently appropriate place. My original intent was this for to be a discussion specifically related to using a monocrhom camera and migrating away from...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-26-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
i was traveling pretty light on this trip, so my...

i was traveling pretty light on this trip, so my camera was in a soft lens bag that i had leftover from a fuji lens. With the 28mm summicron & hood, the fit was very tight, and with the soft release...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
more like, now I know to double check the camera...

more like, now I know to double check the camera is really off.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
Going to test the suspect battery today. Charged...

Going to test the suspect battery today. Charged it last night.
I have a total of 4 batteries (for 2 m's) and 2 of them display the message.
Putting some tape with an ID number on them so I can...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
So i got a phone call this morning at 850am that...

So i got a phone call this morning at 850am that i was cleared on the standby list on an 1120am flight out of LAX. And I was in downtown long beach. Barely made the flight, some running was involved,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
Thanks, Jim. Just posted the same question over...

Thanks, Jim.
Just posted the same question over there (http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/258514-m240-turns-on-but-non-functioning/)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
Have tried with and without a lens. Only brought...

Have tried with and without a lens.
Only brought the battery in the camera since it was supposed to be a short trip.
Didnt bring a charger.

I thought I had just recently charged this battery before...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By pechelman
M240 Turns on but non-functioning

Has anyone had this problem;

Camera appears to turn on and the LED flashes on the back like normal, but then stays lit for a longer time than normal, like ~3 seconds.

Framelines do not display....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-21-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
one day it was...

one day it was spring
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1448/25945893195_5c1634c70b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FwKu78)
M0000353 (https://flic.kr/p/FwKu78) by Philip Echelman...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,723
Posted By pechelman
also keep in mind, that depending on which fuji...

also keep in mind, that depending on which fuji lens(es) you end up getting, distortion may not even be worth correcting. (e.g. xf14/2.8 & xf35/1.4)
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,053
Posted By pechelman
based on the banding issues I mentioned in the...

based on the banding issues I mentioned in the past, I think that curved banding may be an issue with the final or an intermediate jpg conversion. I've shot things with lenses that are known to have...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,053
Posted By pechelman
really dont understand the somewhat harsh...

really dont understand the somewhat harsh discussion here either.

only thing I'll mention, is that it appears many of the shots were shot near maximum aperture and perhaps with the use of a UV...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,765
Posted By pechelman
Good luck, Roland. And I sometimes agree with...

Good luck, Roland.

And I sometimes agree with gnome about the high ISO (being ~3200-6400 on the x100s). Most of the time, it isnt a big deal and is overplayed a bit, just like the watercolor effect....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,765
Posted By pechelman
for a biz trip, with a few photos on the side,...

for a biz trip, with a few photos on the side, nice job.

For post processing the fuji's, I generally shoot jpg only. Pick a color film profile you like, generally either astia or pro-neg hi for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,620
Posted By pechelman
as a noctilux shooter, id have expected you to...

as a noctilux shooter, id have expected you to mention a bit more about the SL's base ISO and faster shutter. I'd guess between those two you can shoot wide open a good bit more without needing an...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Thanks for sharing, Klaus. Such a unique new...

Thanks for sharing, Klaus. Such a unique new building. Hope I can visit it one day. You might have had the first monochrom in there.

My first thought when I saw the original post is that I wish they...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
laawnnng...

laawnnng shadows
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1685/25077602583_e795916b24_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ed2gyk)
M0000325 (https://flic.kr/p/Ed2gyk) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By pechelman
unless you're planning to use a 21mm with...

unless you're planning to use a 21mm with liveview on a tripod for landscapes, which will be 100% fine, I might suggest you consider using an external VF instead.

There's a substantial delay between...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,523
Posted By pechelman
maybe we're reading the original post...

maybe we're reading the original post differently?

He wasnt asking to replicate the m9 experience, but instead was looking for an M9 alternative that provides a transparent tool whilst retaining...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By pechelman
Output wise I wouldnt worry too much. Maybe...

Output wise I wouldnt worry too much. Maybe better shadow detail, definitely better at high iso, which lets one stop down and zone focus at almost any time of day\night, but really both cameras are...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,523
Posted By pechelman
John Agree in general, but manual control and...

John

Agree in general, but manual control and "getting out of the way" didnt work for me in OVF with fuji unless I was zone focusing on the 14mm. Too much guessing at what the camera might do. Maybe...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,523
Posted By pechelman
coming from three fujis (x100s, xpro1, xt1), a...

coming from three fujis (x100s, xpro1, xt1), a bunch of their lenses, and now a bit of experience with m240, two things you said resonated with me;

-a camera that gets out of my way
-manual...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By pechelman
The pure b+w workflow in some respects is easier...

The pure b+w workflow in some respects is easier and more challenging at times, and yet, really no different from the 240 depending on what you do. I've yet to do a back to back comparison, not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
love those first 3 abstracts, airfrogusmc.

love those first 3 abstracts, airfrogusmc.
Forum: Photo Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
So what I do with my SEP2 workflow involves 3...

So what I do with my SEP2 workflow involves 3 presets, used in this order.
1. Flatten image to reduce contrast and bring all shadows\highlights in
2. Edit in SEP2 and apply my "Phil Preset" which is...
Forum: Photo Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
Thanks for the thoughts guys. The structure tool...

Thanks for the thoughts guys.

The structure tool is one thing I think would help in addition to those "amplify" settings for whites and blacks. I'm still curious tho if the dehaze slider could help...
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
Dug a few images out of my recycle bin that I...

Dug a few images out of my recycle bin that I thought showed what I'm trying to do. Hopefully this doesnt give anyone an epileptic seizure, but thought it was a good way to show the differences. ...
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
there are, but to be honest, ive never recorded...

there are, but to be honest, ive never recorded even a single jpg on a leica. I have heard some of the jpg's are nice, but I dont know first hand. Perhaps I should try it one day, but some of it is...
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
On paper, I agree with you about it just being a...

On paper, I agree with you about it just being a gray adjustment, but where I think LR might come up short is that I believe sep2 has control to separately control the level and contrast within the...
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
Thanks, John. Will try to keep this updated as I...

Thanks, John. Will try to keep this updated as I go along and if I have any breaking revelations.

And I guess to clarify a bit, while my first line goal is to replicate the sep2 output, I think I'm...
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,616
Posted By pechelman
Sucessful migration away from silver efex?

A recent goal of mine has been to try to simplify my workflow by eliminating the export process into silver efex (sep2) with the DNG's from the 246. While I have a relatively streamlined process that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,455
Posted By pechelman
this thread is so creepy, i love...

this thread is so creepy, i love it

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/25572084145_f00159c0c3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EXHBGv)
M0000258-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/EXHBGv) by pechelman...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-06-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
few more to share. Been doing a bit of walking...

few more to share. Been doing a bit of walking lately sort of "window shopping" for photos.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/25572084145_f00159c0c3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EXHBGv)
M0000258-Edit...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-03-2016
Replies: 218
Views: 24,142
Posted By pechelman
Explaining the legality of the situation or even...

Explaining the legality of the situation or even attempting to explain motive for taking a picture, has never, even remotely, gone part of the way to placating the individual(s) for me. Rather, using...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-03-2016
Replies: 218
Views: 24,142
Posted By pechelman
hate to bump a thread when the last post was made...

hate to bump a thread when the last post was made by me, but yesterday was the first time I had someone follow me, over a city block, block my path, and actually threaten me with violence....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-03-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,620
Posted By pechelman
Wonderful portrait, Vince. Love the placement of...

Wonderful portrait, Vince. Love the placement of the face and hand perfectly within the dof.

That sort of shot right there, I think that's the bread and butter of that combo.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-02-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
Any idea what's that pattern on the image,...

Any idea what's that pattern on the image, primarily visible from the left edge and appearing to radiate out from the central woman?

I've been noticing some odd patterns showing up on some m246...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-29-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,620
Posted By pechelman
must have been a long walk ;) emphasis added was...

must have been a long walk ;)

emphasis added was my own, but either way, love that photo too.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-28-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/25243205972_82...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/25243205972_82e59c889a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EsE2Fb)
M0000105 (https://flic.kr/p/EsE2Fb) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-26-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1499/25165967642_ac...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1499/25165967642_ac7986aa3f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EkQapQ)
M0000074 (https://flic.kr/p/EkQapQ) by pechelman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-25-2016
Replies: 5,512
Views: 841,129
Posted By pechelman
hopefully i can find more compelling subject...

hopefully i can find more compelling subject matter tomorrow

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1451/25241127846_95f5537754_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EstnVq)
M0000034-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/EstnVq) by...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 84,578
Posted By pechelman
another one for Pan F+

another one for Pan F+
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-24-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,620
Posted By pechelman
ha well I guess I had a 50/50 The only reason I...

ha
well I guess I had a 50/50
The only reason I picked that one was because it looked like the mailbox was a little less sharp, as what might have happened with a focus & recompose.
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