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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-03-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,487
Posted By rya
2 3 5 6 7 9 10 and one of 12 13 or 14

2 3 5 6 7 9 10
and one of 12 13 or 14
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,167
Posted By rya
Why not make the battery and bottom plate one...

Why not make the battery and bottom plate one piece, and get the battery out of the main body of the camera? Different capacities could be different sizes. The battery doesn't need to be attached to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 12,806
Posted By rya
Coelacanth has improved the camera for his uses....

Coelacanth has improved the camera for his uses. He, I and others do not prefer red blinking lights in the viewfinder when trying to compose and take a photograph. We do not need them. The lumps on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 12,806
Posted By rya
It looks great; the smooth surfaces are much...

It looks great; the smooth surfaces are much better. I would have even done away with the frame selector.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,744
Posted By rya
Here is how I bought mine: I called the dealer...

Here is how I bought mine:

I called the dealer on the phone and said, "do you have an M9?"

"Yes, I do. What color do you want?"

"Oh, I'm not sure. How does the grey one look?"

"I don't know...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2010
Replies: 191
Views: 17,536
Posted By rya
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/Shw0ex9TCDI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/Shw0ex9TCDI/AAAAAAAAAHI/fx64YAnNk1U/s1600/deadbird.jpg
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 6,009
Posted By rya
jsrockit: Using a true 40 is no more tight than...

jsrockit:

Using a true 40 is no more tight than using a 35 is loose when looking at the 35mm framelines in later M models. I actually prefer the 40, but I am rarely trying to squeeze things into the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 22,014
Posted By rya
Also, I do not know how well a sensor-shift based...

Also, I do not know how well a sensor-shift based image stabilization would work with such a short distance between the lens and sensor (not forgetting each lens is coded).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 22,014
Posted By rya
I would've paid another $1000 for full...

I would've paid another $1000 for full weather-sealing but all future lenses would have to be weather-sealed as well. By weather-sealing, I am talking about the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 22,014
Posted By rya
I wonder: If the entire baseplate was used as a...

I wonder: If the entire baseplate was used as a battery, could the capacity be larger? You could sell two different capacities of battery, then, with one being the size of a Leicavit.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 22,014
Posted By rya
I would rather add more sensitivity to the sensor...

I would rather add more sensitivity to the sensor and have longer battery life.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
Oh, it isn't my answer that I want. I am...

Oh, it isn't my answer that I want. I am interested in that of others.

At the present, exactly half of the voters selected two lenses, one-third selected one lens, and only one-sixth selected a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
maggieo, Then am I correct to assume you select...

maggieo,

Then am I correct to assume you select option C? Otherwise, your budget is allowing you to in practice obtain your full kit, and I would ask you to pretend that you could only afford one of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
I thought I should interrupt the gear discussion...

I thought I should interrupt the gear discussion with a picture to make this thread a bit more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
Tim, You are certainly correct. With a small...

Tim,

You are certainly correct. With a small enough budget, we are only talking about a functioning lens versus two broken ones. I should have specifically stated that we are talking about one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
Let the budget continue to float at whatever the...

Let the budget continue to float at whatever the best lens is for the focal length you prefer. I know this causes issues, as the favorite lens of some is not that expensive, but I am assuming that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
maggieo, That is actually about the kind of lens...

maggieo,

That is actually about the kind of lens budget I had in mind ($5000) when writing the question , but I didn't want to set a lens into the minds of responders. I wanted to let everyone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
Another note--I might've been better off to speak...

Another note--I might've been better off to speak in terms of focal length instead of lenses. For example, many buy the 35 Nokton and Color Skopar combo and consider it a package.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,690
Posted By rya
1, 2 or more lenses?

Say you have a set budget for lenses that is roughly equal to the cost of your ideal lens, or enough to cover several other pieces of camera equipment if you sacrifice some quality or red dots....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,184
Posted By rya
Agreed. This looks typical of the Summicron-C.

Agreed. This looks typical of the Summicron-C.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 4,976
Posted By rya
I have only checked my DOF marks a couple of...

I have only checked my DOF marks a couple of times--ever. I know about what each aperture will give me, at each distance, and I learned it from printing 8x10s with notes of settings. Never did I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 18,197
Posted By rya
The facebook site response from Leica was (via...

The facebook site response from Leica was (via google translate):

"Hello, we still build the M7 and MP."
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,919
Posted By rya
Despite the network issue, the phone is looking...

Despite the network issue, the phone is looking fancy.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,911
Posted By rya
Roger, What if there were a way to show...

Roger,

What if there were a way to show histograms without having a full-out screen? (For example, a colorful screen placed on the top of the camera--similar to that on the S2.)

I suggest this...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-21-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,911
Posted By rya
Yes, and as another recent thread pointed out:...

Yes, and as another recent thread pointed out: the camera could do well without a screen, either.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,048
Posted By rya
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S8PubW4jxjI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S8PubW4jxjI/AAAAAAAAAao/O-Z1KgXIiSU/s1600/L1001497.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2010
Replies: 320
Views: 17,048
Posted By rya
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S6bUSoYOVyI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S6bUSoYOVyI/AAAAAAAAAY4/LGNnE7imdBI/s400/Untitled+2-Edit.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2010
Replies: 834
Views: 143,172
Posted By rya
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S9hVF06L0jI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S9hVF06L0jI/AAAAAAAAAcA/xYABojpzJD4/s400/L1001952.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 10,894
Posted By rya
I have made this decision before. My winner was...

I have made this decision before. My winner was the M6TTL. (If you decide to ever go digital with Leica, the shutter speed dial will be familiar). The Bessa will be good so long as you don't get a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,240
Posted By rya
I have heard some of the talk online about the...

I have heard some of the talk online about the duration of the wait, but it seems often from people on the waiting lists for major dealers. Just like "problems," the waiters are much more vocal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2010
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,511
Posted By rya
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,305
Posted By rya
In regards to part b. of your question, It will...

In regards to part b. of your question,

It will mount on all Ms and focus fine. Accuracy depends on which camera you are using.

I would recommend filing down the mount lug that triggers the 50...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 2,403
Posted By rya
I have used both (iPhone, Blackberry Bold 9700...

I have used both (iPhone, Blackberry Bold 9700 and back to iPhone) and am a current iPhone user.

I liked how well the BB handled messages of all types, placing them in one program in the order...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By rya
I have often thought that the next iteration of...

I have often thought that the next iteration of M9/MX firmware would be fun to allow lenses from other companies to be manually selected.

(But I know better.)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,449
Posted By rya
Yes, there is, it can't, join the party, I try...

Yes, there is, it can't, join the party, I try not to.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-07-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,960
Posted By rya
Although it may have just been a fluke with a...

Although it may have just been a fluke with a customer service rep, I had a Newegg employee raise their voice on the telephone while accusing me of returning a different item than I had purchased....
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By rya
That looks an awful lot like a spiked fence rod...

That looks an awful lot like a spiked fence rod to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 6,038
Posted By rya
It was available for pre-order on amazon, but...

It was available for pre-order on amazon, but they have changed it to unavailable now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2010
Replies: 449
Views: 50,066
Posted By rya
Did anyone see the 'images' before the 'server...

Did anyone see the 'images' before the 'server crash'?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By rya
The glow

Agreed with above post, that is just shallow depth of field.

The image below is a screen shot of an image at full size that glows. It was taken with an old summicron....
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-29-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,393
Posted By rya
When would you carry it instead of the M9?

When would you carry it instead of the M9?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 8,789
Posted By rya
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S6rxMy0rreI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/S6rxMy0rreI/AAAAAAAAAZY/sK9SrQeUfq4/s400/L1000779.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-22-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,789
Posted By rya
Gabor said it better.

Gabor said it better.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-22-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,789
Posted By rya
I wish there was a very quantitative way (like...

I wish there was a very quantitative way (like DxO is with sensor quality) to measure the rangefinder experience and M-mount glass characteristics against other cameras. I don't think sensor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,905
Posted By rya
I do not necessarily fear re-formatting digital...

I do not necessarily fear re-formatting digital pieces. So much has been recorded on JPGs and RAW files that future software will surely interpret past formats. I save everything on hard drives and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,213
Posted By rya
Agreed with Roger Hicks. Other. I am a bit...

Agreed with Roger Hicks. Other.

I am a bit confused by the question, though. Is it really digital M as opposed to other digital cameras, digital M as opposed to film Ms, or digital M as opposed to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By rya
As I understand, the M4-P used the first finder...

As I understand, the M4-P used the first finder with the smaller frameline set. That is, later M's 35mm lines fit the 40 summicron better than those found in the M3, M2 and earlier M4s.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,853
Posted By rya
About two weeks ago.

About two weeks ago.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,853
Posted By rya
Only forty minutes passed from the time I called...

Only forty minutes passed from the time I called a dealer to the time I was told there was one with my name on it. I live in a small town in the USA and called a store near me using the dealer finder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 5,339
Posted By rya
We all know that everything on the internet is...

We all know that everything on the internet is true. Well, maybe 10%? Okay, 5?

(But seriously, I choose to read this forum because it is better than others. I marvel at the amount of times the same...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 8,789
Posted By rya
well, here is...

well, here is something

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4421047247_6630d1f51a.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 10,320
Posted By rya
I don't find scanning to be that boring. It is a...

I don't find scanning to be that boring. It is a little like watching a print in the developer, except that I can multitask while scanning. That doesn't make it better, but I can bear it as long as I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,766
Posted By rya
In lieu of a weather-sealed M (but taken by a...

In lieu of a weather-sealed M (but taken by a Ricoh):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4360421450_b1d789e677_m.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By rya
My Hex 28/2.8 works fine on my M6TTL. Does all I...

My Hex 28/2.8 works fine on my M6TTL. Does all I want it to do.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-22-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 11,601
Posted By rya
>mabelsound Awesome. But... Al was not a soft...

>mabelsound

Awesome. But... Al was not a soft release user.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-17-2010
Replies: 137
Views: 14,310
Posted By rya
I wish that I favored a 50 (for the prices), but...

I wish that I favored a 50 (for the prices), but the 35 is my go-to length.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-03-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,592
Posted By rya
I second IdeaDog. There is an enormous amount of...

I second IdeaDog. There is an enormous amount of information about this on this site and on the rest of the internet.

I might be able to save you time, though. Considering that you are pondering...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-21-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 15,216
Posted By rya
I've got 35s with the 1.2 Nokton and the 2.5...

I've got 35s with the 1.2 Nokton and the 2.5 skopar PII--the nokton obviously produces...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By rya
mr. winogrand.

mr. winogrand.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By rya
New project idea-- keep a roll of B&W frozen all...

New project idea-- keep a roll of B&W frozen all year except to photograph the same event every year, possibly a family gathering, a christmas tree or just yourself. The camera would have to stay...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,286
Posted By rya
I use a Luigi case on my M sometimes just for the...

I use a Luigi case on my M sometimes just for the built in grip. I have very large hands and it makes it easier to handle, especially with a CV 35 Nokton 1.2 attached.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-27-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rya
It does it before uploading, though. I could...

It does it before uploading, though. I could shoot ten images on the card quick formatted and in review about 4 will not display.

It appears to be a problem with the card, as I tested one of my old...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By rya
I have been getting a lot "cannot display image"...

I have been getting a lot "cannot display image" messages randomly when shooting but I can't figure out the pattern. The image correctly loads from the SD card onto my computer, but the camera cannot...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By rya
I don't own an M8, but... Depending on your...

I don't own an M8, but...

Depending on your computer operating system there are different programs to download (free) that will be able to tell by looking at a file from the camera. Search for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-13-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 17,887
Posted By rya
I thought the window blocking of the 35/1.2 would...

I thought the window blocking of the 35/1.2 would bother me until I got it and used it for a bit. I rarely notice it now, but I usually am not totally concerned about my framelines anyways. It is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,634
Posted By rya
anyone who says you can't do proper street...

anyone who says you can't do proper street photography with a 4x5 is a _____.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,634
Posted By rya
Akiva, Would you not sell a D700 for the same...

Akiva,

Would you not sell a D700 for the same reasons that you sold your previous digital nikons? The capture quality may have increased, but were you ever really dissatisfied with it before?

I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-28-2009
Replies: 85
Views: 5,551
Posted By rya
I always carry my M6 with a 35, 50 or both in a...

I always carry my M6 with a 35, 50 or both in a domke. The only place I do not is the gym or if the leica is loaded with slower film and I won't have much light, then it is the ricoh GRD2. Often both.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,929
Posted By rya
I say combine them. We don't have separate forums...

I say combine them. We don't have separate forums for the film M series.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 9,158
Posted By rya
Wow. That is tough to beat.

Wow. That is tough to beat.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By rya
The decision is made: I am going to begin...

The decision is made:

I am going to begin selling what I am not using anyways but hold off on buying a new digital for now. In the mean time I might get a rough M2 or M3 just to compare it to my M6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2009
Replies: 254
Views: 46,788
Posted By rya
I said 35 lux, but I bought a 50 cron to go with...

I said 35 lux, but I bought a 50 cron to go with my nokton 1.2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 5,753
Posted By rya
I can't go home with a camera/prints out without...

I can't go home with a camera/prints out without being asked "and why is that art?" followed by where I should go because there are deer. Sometimes I think my father is convinced my camera is a legal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By rya
The sales certainly will not cover much, but to...

The sales certainly will not cover much, but to allow the purchase it would have to go. As a policy, even buying the D700 would require me to sell off some items.

It sounds like the D700 will not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By rya
Thank you for the inquiries. I shoot mostly...

Thank you for the inquiries. I shoot mostly street and landscape and try to carry a camera all the time. Musicians and sinks are my current draws--it is all art photography but I would like to try...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By rya
I don't think that I would regret the first two...

I don't think that I would regret the first two because I am sure that both ways would be satisfying, but every time I hear the M9 compared to a "small car" I get nervous.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By rya
Sell everything and some more for m9?

I know we all love a "what do I do with my wallet?" thread, so here you are:

I want a digital camera. Had a D300, never felt good with it. Too many buttons, too hard to focus manually and lens crop...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By rya
I second keep looking on here and possibly doing...

I second keep looking on here and possibly doing some more research on the variations between versions before you purchase.

It is difficult to rationally approach a purchase when enamored by the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2009
Replies: 105
Views: 8,346
Posted By rya
We should have a thread of "banned places photos...

We should have a thread of "banned places photos w/nw" just of snuck photographs from places that are hard set on no photography.

I hate being told "Sir, you cannot have a camera here," when there...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By rya
Last night I had myself talked into it. This...

Last night I had myself talked into it. This morning not so much. This afternoon I contacted my insurance agent...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4,467
Posted By rya
You should look on flickr for an image (I can't...

You should look on flickr for an image (I can't remember where it is) that shows the frame line intrusion. From my use, I no longer notice that I can see the lens through the VF unless I am framing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 15,204
Posted By rya
This one used to...

This one used to be:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3393319488_96c60f9659.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By rya
I hope to say the same thing in 2046.

I hope to say the same thing in 2046.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-27-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By rya
Suggestion: Spend a long amount of time printing...

Suggestion:

Spend a long amount of time printing only a few negatives that you like to look at but are very different. Possibly use one dense, one neutral and one thin negative. Experiment with...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,390
Posted By rya
Another common supplement to the 1.2 is the 2.5...

Another common supplement to the 1.2 is the 2.5 PII. Many people seem to enjoy this working combo (I do).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 5,534
Posted By rya
previously posted,...

previously posted, but

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/229/486761199_5afad14889.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 2,791
Posted By rya
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/3896455785_c32...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/3896455785_c3283e59a1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,635
Posted By rya
I was at a Rural King farm store with my M6 and...

I was at a Rural King farm store with my M6 and an old employee said "that's a Leica 35mm single lens reflex! Don't see many of those anymore. I still have two from when I was a photographer in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 18,331
Posted By rya
I guess each person should test this on their...

I guess each person should test this on their own. My RFs give me two extra stops of acceptable shooting in low light (I go to 1/8 versus 1/30 on SLR), so my personal test would probably be comparing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By rya
PW, good point. I never shoot lenses longer than...

PW, good point. I never shoot lenses longer than 85mm (or with anything that zooms, besides my nikes), so I had not considered the size and cost issues of those lenses.

I still would prefer faster...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 18,331
Posted By rya
What were the ISOs? The d700 appears to handle...

What were the ISOs?

The d700 appears to handle color noise better, especially in the black areas and on the bottom center box.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By rya
I am with Double Negative, IS does not make up...

I am with Double Negative, IS does not make up for the loss of speed in lenses. IS uses more battery power and only stabilizes the camera shake. So you can hold your lens at a slower speed, but that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By rya
My Nikonscan appears to be working fine on 10.6.

My Nikonscan appears to be working fine on 10.6.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-14-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4,467
Posted By rya
I feel like the character of the 50 1.1 is more...

I feel like the character of the 50 1.1 is more like the cv 35 1.4 than the 1.2, thus I have the 1.2 because I personally prefer it. But I have not used the 50 and think day-to-day use could be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By rya
Why couldn't the M10 (MX?) be film? Either way,...

Why couldn't the M10 (MX?) be film?

Either way, I don't think there is improving to be had upon an MP. I like the pre-M4 lever and rewind and lack of AE/AF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 5,001
Posted By rya
My Nikon D300, like new, was approximately $1200...

My Nikon D300, like new, was approximately $1200 (now gone). My leica M6-TTL was a bit under $1000. I not sure whether to buy a D700 now or just hang on until the M9 starts walking.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-10-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 7,726
Posted By rya
Fred - I guess once you buy that name you mustn't...

Fred - I guess once you buy that name you mustn't make waste.

To summon the ä on a mac, see picture (build the character palette into the menu bar in system prefs, under...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By rya
You should hear a "whir" following the close of...

You should hear a "whir" following the close of the curtains on all speeds longer than flash sync (i.e. 1/30 sec and longer).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-08-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 10,277
Posted By rya
^ Haha! Touché.

^ Haha! Touché.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,851
Posted By rya
I am a 1.2/2.5 combo user and prefer their...

I am a 1.2/2.5 combo user and prefer their characteristics to the 1.4, although its size and quality for price is great. You just can't displace bigger aperture. So I would get the 1.4, partly...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-03-2009
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,300
Posted By rya
Thanks Kent!

Thanks Kent!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-02-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 51,811
Posted By rya
Thank you all for trying this, losing Nikonscan...

Thank you all for trying this, losing Nikonscan was my reason for holding out on upgrading.

Once the quirks were figured out, using Nikonscan with 10.5 has always worked well for me.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By rya
I am a pec pad and pec 12 user and have a pile of...

I am a pec pad and pec 12 user and have a pile of the pads right here. One photo prof got me started on them, another was shocked that I would use such a thing. I use them before scanning if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By rya
Not to break in on your thread, but I let walmart...

Not to break in on your thread, but I let walmart scan a roll for me a few months back. I can't access files right now, but here is one I posted on the internet a while...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2009
Replies: 303
Views: 127,790
Posted By rya
I recently got an Argus and cannot speak for the...

I recently got an Argus and cannot speak for the other rangefinders, but I have a lot of fun with my brick.

And, today is Argus day (http://www.flickr.com/photos/argus_day/3749786238/).
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By rya
I saw this as well. And to think that all these...

I saw this as well. And to think that all these years I thought the purpose of buying a camera was to be behind it...

It is a bit offensive. Why not just have an HD video camera record our entire...
Forum: Argus RF 08-06-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 12,993
Posted By rya
Owen Coors - I like your...

Owen Coors - I like your photos.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3795940831_14a8a42d0b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3535/3796759510_e3e9d20270.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 4,600
Posted By rya
This was posted a few days...

This was posted a few days ago:

http://leicarumors.com/2009/08/01/leica-m9-makes-a-guest-appearance-on-capture-one.aspx/

It isn't it, but is more of a "M9 is coming" sign.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,253
Posted By rya
I've got one roll left... Superia 800 better not...

I've got one roll left... Superia 800 better not leave.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By rya
Mine sat cold for a while after I bought a 50...

Mine sat cold for a while after I bought a 50 cron, then the 35 1.2. I shot a roll with it about a week ago...It is back in the line-up full time between 5 am and 9 pm.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,153
Posted By rya
Coolscan 4000. Learning how to be gentle with the...

Coolscan 4000. Learning how to be gentle with the software really helped.

I have often wished that I had gotten either a flatbed or 9000--something for MF--because now I only shoot 135 to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By rya
I vote one M and the 35 lux only. You've got it,...

I vote one M and the 35 lux only. You've got it, it will be easy to carry and you'll have no worry about what you should be shooting with.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-28-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By rya
I am on a 24" iMac 2.8 and a last generation 12"...

I am on a 24" iMac 2.8 and a last generation 12" powerbook. I would like to consolidate to a macbook pro and extra monitor (because I frequently move). I do love using it, though. I have issues with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 4,606
Posted By rya
It is all about the process. My process is...

It is all about the process. My process is shooting film and getting prints from it however I can (either scanning color or wet printing black and white). I think it works best for me, I like it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2009
Replies: 603
Views: 107,814
Posted By rya
Chris, Don't tell the others. (Actually this...

Chris,

Don't tell the others.

(Actually this was not a pre-planned polyptych, but a selection from trial shots. There would be something contradictory about trying to be like something that tries...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2009
Replies: 3,335
Views: 575,302
Posted By rya
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/SjZOYghaKCI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/SjZOYghaKCI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/bqC299l6QiA/s1600/hobo1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2009
Replies: 603
Views: 107,814
Posted By rya
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/229/486761199_5afad...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/229/486761199_5afad14889.jpg?v=0
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,298
Posted By rya
I have found that patience is what makes Nikon...

I have found that patience is what makes Nikon software work best once installed. Some days I fought with it, but anymore we (the scanner and I) never miss a beat and the software rarely crashes. The...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,562
Posted By rya
I rely on experience for judging DOF. I also got...

I rely on experience for judging DOF. I also got a free application for my phone called Bokeh that computes DOF and hyperfocal distances, but found that it is interesting as a rough guide but in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By rya
Sorry, this doesn't answer your question, but I...

Sorry, this doesn't answer your question, but I just got back from Walmart and they lost my film. I am willing to pay a little more for tomorrow's roll to be developed somewhere else. And I am really...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,507
Posted By rya
Wow, I wish I had researched as much as you one...

Wow, I wish I had researched as much as you one week ago. I just ordered a Domke.

From the ones you list, I would favor the first three all over the second three. Especially the second and third....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,430
Posted By rya
For what it is worth, RFF is largely responsible...

For what it is worth, RFF is largely responsible for my re-entry of film. If I didn't spend hours reading here and cameraquest, I would not have bought a Leica and a film scanner.

I hate reading...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2009
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,153
Posted By rya
I wanted post 3000, but I didn't think this shot...

I wanted post 3000, but I didn't think this shot was worthy of such a milestone.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3554/3591331298_aa796b29f1.jpg?v=0
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 6,195
Posted By rya
From the post: A lot of people find value in...

From the post:


A lot of people find value in the challenge. Mike Johnston is not alone in believing this is the most effective means of learning photography. Over the course of a year, the only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 6,195
Posted By rya
Not according to Mike Johnston. But why not? It's...

Not according to Mike Johnston. But why not? It's your year.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By rya
Yeah, because their hatred for their boss is...

Yeah, because their hatred for their boss is bringing them together.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 6,195
Posted By rya
I like that. Mike Johnston (or anyone else)...

I like that.

Mike Johnston (or anyone else) could come up with a more "advanced" year as well. After one year of one lens/one film/one Leica, what do you do next? Go hog-wild shooting with all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 3,455
Posted By rya
A famous economics paper written in 1970 by (then...

A famous economics paper written in 1970 by (then grad student) George Akerlof was titled "The Market for Lemons." Since then, the economist view of these situations is that when asymmetric...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,787
Posted By rya
If the body were the difference between digital...

If the body were the difference between digital and film, or different formats and such it would obviously be as important as film choice. But just limited to 35mm film I don't see the box being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,810
Posted By rya
I used a Nikon DSLR for portraits at night at...

I used a Nikon DSLR for portraits at night at below 10 degrees F, in snow. Between touching the camera and the snow, ice developed around a couple buttons until they stopped moving. The ice thawed...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-21-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 15,182
Posted By rya
I've posted this one before somewhere, but it...

I've posted this one before somewhere, but it came from my first roll through my m6 and CV PII and I have enjoyed it (both the shot and the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By rya
The 1.9 also requires an adapter.

The 1.9 also requires an adapter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By rya
Wal-mart will develop only for under $2, but the...

Wal-mart will develop only for under $2, but the negative handling there is pretty rough (at least at the one I've used).

I don't think the in-store scans can do justice, so I always develop only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,373
Posted By rya
Ronald M, I was first told that I used the...

Ronald M,
I was first told that I used the 'wrong' eye while shooting clays.

I'm a right-hand/left-eyer too. That seems prominent here.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-18-2009
Replies: 194
Views: 17,807
Posted By rya
I am less focused on the end result and more so...

I am less focused on the end result and more so on the process of getting there. I much prefer using a film camera, spending more time on each shot, and not filling my hard drive with shots I will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,342
Posted By rya
I voted two, but not necessarily because I want...

I voted two, but not necessarily because I want colour and B&W. More like one for my M-Mount lenses and one for my Nikons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2009
Replies: 432
Views: 101,990
Posted By rya
Ah, thank you, Srono.

Ah, thank you, Srono.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-12-2009
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,300
Posted By rya
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/SgeYlr_3_JI/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wIyY7xDqXvg/SgeYlr_3_JI/AAAAAAAAAEw/CxnccO5TiqE/s400/beautiful.jpg

50 cron latest, 160vc. Handles foliage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2009
Replies: 432
Views: 101,990
Posted By rya
I have the current version. A "22" is written...

I have the current version. A "22" is written next to the m on the focusing scale. Does anyone know to what the 22 relates?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-09-2009
Replies: 150
Views: 18,408
Posted By rya
Dino, I didn't know about the depth of field...

Dino,
I didn't know about the depth of field issue. I assumed there must be some major design challenges to doing it that that I am not realizing.

I wonder if digital will peak once we can render...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-09-2009
Replies: 150
Views: 18,408
Posted By rya
I have a relative who builds rifles and has been...

I have a relative who builds rifles and has been a marksman all his life. On hearing a mutual acquaintance had purchased some rare rifles for mostly collection purposes he said, "I guess he likes to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,397
Posted By rya
I have lately considered picking up a CL and 40...

I have lately considered picking up a CL and 40 cron/rokkor, or an old Minolta or Canon G for their 40 1.7s. If it weren't for all the electronics hassle, it would be more appealing.

Could an M be...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,397
Posted By rya
It makes me wonder how initial prices can be set...

It makes me wonder how initial prices can be set for new lenses, especially with how uncertain the outcome is without testing. When the first prototype of a new lens is produced, do they shoot it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2009
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,511
Posted By rya
Thank you, Doug.

Thank you, Doug.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2009
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,511
Posted By rya
M6, Skopar 35 PII, Portra...

M6, Skopar 35 PII, Portra 160VC

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3392503247_e797ab36d9.jpg?v=0
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-29-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,951
Posted By rya
Akiva, back to the D line? I'm surprised. I...

Akiva, back to the D line? I'm surprised.

I should have listened to your reason for selling me that D300--I sold it again for the same.

Getting rid of the Nikon lenses now...I can't make myself...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 6,271
Posted By rya
Gabriel MA has posted with the E46 version. I...

Gabriel MA has posted with the E46 version. I only know that because I just a thread on flickr about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,495
Posted By rya
I once was in a sour mood after rushing to catch...

I once was in a sour mood after rushing to catch a quickly moving shadow against a wall for a self-portrait. The sun was about to set on a windy day, and I was on top of a parking garage. I was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 5,502
Posted By rya
I agree with Roger on aiming the camera. I can...

I agree with Roger on aiming the camera. I can tell when panning or holding still how steady my hands were during the shot with a RF, but not so much with a mirror. It is just like aiming a rifle,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,254
Posted By rya
I recently sold my Nikon D300 and such to buy an...

I recently sold my Nikon D300 and such to buy an M6 and a scanner. I have not regretted it and will not. The DSLR showed me that my photography was about the process more than the end result and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,114
Posted By rya
This was also published in the 'Best American...

This was also published in the 'Best American Essays - 2008' book.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,460
Posted By rya
"What do you shoot?" is always a really hard...

"What do you shoot?" is always a really hard question for me to answer. I have the camera with me all the time (actually three all the time now, a 110 Kodak pocket instamatic 20, a ricoh grd2 and my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By rya
I bought one of the 4000s just mentioned by dfoo....

I bought one of the 4000s just mentioned by dfoo. I am fairly satisfied by the scans, but would consider the 5000 or a V. The software works better with those (I am using a mac).

If you were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2009
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,153
Posted By rya
Thanks for the comment, sorry I didn't check the...

Thanks for the comment, sorry I didn't check the thread earlier.
Edit--Yes, it is Rally finish, with essential strap ordered at 109mm to the lugs. Hangs perfect.

For some reason I have lately been...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By rya
I use a 4000 with my 10 month-old iMac. The...

I use a 4000 with my 10 month-old iMac.

The Nikon software gives me a few interesting quirks but works mostly. Quitting always gives me a program crash error and I have to quit after every strip...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-14-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By rya
There was a thread about this a couple months ago...

There was a thread about this a couple months ago but I can't find it. Someone measured exactly how visible the nokton was in different viewfinders. I think the results were that if you draw a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2009
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,153
Posted By rya
My new used Leica on the seat of my new used...

My new used Leica on the seat of my new used jeep.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3347430079_cfc0406070.jpg?v=0
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-09-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,250
Posted By rya
Are you looking for something like...

Are you looking for something like this?:

http://www.saburchill.com/physics/chapters3/0008.html

Camera lenses obviously have multiple elements, but I guess that this is what you are after.
Forum: Travel 02-23-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By rya
Yes, be careful on side-streets. Bruce Mackh...

Yes, be careful on side-streets. Bruce Mackh just had an exhibit at Texas Tech U of New Orleans recovery that was very nice, if you can find any of it online.

I've never posted a picture on here,...
Forum: Travel 02-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By rya
Oh, and food recommendations, if any of these are...

Oh, and food recommendations, if any of these are on your way:

Red Fish Grill (Bourbon Street)
Jacque-Imo's Cafe (Oak Street)
Trolley Stop Cafe (for breakfast, St. Charles)

And for beer, go to The...
Forum: Travel 02-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By rya
I went to college in New Orleans over the last...

I went to college in New Orleans over the last four years, so I was there pre and post Katrina.

To see damage you'll need to go to fairly unsafe areas (relative to everywhere else in nola). ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,543
Posted By rya
Ahh, markE, humor taken and appreciated. I...

Ahh, markE, humor taken and appreciated.

I wholly agree on them not being real Leica products but like you said, for a point and shoot they are tough to beat.

Several years ago I got a p&s with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,543
Posted By rya
Marke, you and I think alike--I am hunting an LX3...

Marke, you and I think alike--I am hunting an LX3 to complement my M now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,543
Posted By rya
I feel my M6 TTL has three cheap parts, shared...

I feel my M6 TTL has three cheap parts, shared with M7:

1- I would rather have the film rewind 'post' of the MP.
2- The larger dial is better for my hands, but also feels less sturdy.
3- The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 33,895
Posted By rya
First- I bought an M6 TTL (yay), and will soon be...

First- I bought an M6 TTL (yay), and will soon be analog again (if it ever arrives). I am debating selling my D300 already. Anyways...

Second- I have been agonizing over this same decision. I am...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By rya
Bob - The external meter idea I wanted to avoid...

Bob - The external meter idea I wanted to avoid just out of convenience of use. I like the Leica for the durability and size, so the external parts attached to the shoe bother me somewhat.

Thank...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By rya
Thank you all for your input. To Al: The...

Thank you all for your input.

To Al: The Nokton brings up the 50 lines although can be altered to bring up the 35 instead, which I have read are not far off of what the 40 would be in actual use....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By rya
Want to help me buy my first RF kit?

This is my first post here. I currently use an N65 and D80. I am getting ready to graduate college and have decided to spend a lot of money on myself (that is allowed, right?). I need a...
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