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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,049
Posted By SteveHicks
Sorry folks, I meant to edit this post and it...

Sorry folks,

I meant to edit this post and it showed up twice.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,049
Posted By SteveHicks
I too have had interesting experiences with Leica NJ

My M 240 started having problems with the metering system. It was still under warranty, so I sent it in with a 35mm Summilux also within the warranty period.

They eventually fixed the camera and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,049
Posted By SteveHicks
My M 240 started having problems with the...

My M 240 started having problems with the metering system. It was still under warranty, so I sent it in with a 35mm Summilux also within the warranty period.

They eventually fixed the camera and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks to all for the great advice and links.

Thanks to all for the great advice and links.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By SteveHicks
Theft

Tanks for the comments.

My homeowner's insurance covers that loss, but it is a $5000 deductible. So this is a big reversal for us!

The safe is something I am considering more. It's a good...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By SteveHicks
Theft - Where to report lost camera Equip.

My wife and returned to our home Saturday evening to find our front door smashed in an the entire house ransacked.

The thieves took every camera and lens I own, even my iPhone. I have heard...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-14-2013
Replies: 5,386
Views: 808,841
Posted By SteveHicks
RichardG Thanks for the comment. Actually that...

RichardG

Thanks for the comment. Actually that shot of Buster the hound dog was taken at ISO 3200 and I brought out the highlights with post processing in LR5. One of the reasons I was...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2013
Replies: 5,386
Views: 808,841
Posted By SteveHicks
Buster

My brother-in-law loves his old hound dogs. This is Buster; a character is there ever was one. I think this was ISO 3200 using my 35mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By SteveHicks
Paper

Thanks Jaapv, I wil give it try.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By SteveHicks
Processing MM files

For me, photography is about the print. I agree that the contrast appears high on the screen, but when you print an image processed in similar fashion to Micheal's technique, the effect is really...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By SteveHicks
Micheal, Thanks for this post. I have gone...

Micheal,

Thanks for this post. I have gone back over my favorite MM files and tired your technique with great success. The overall result reminds me of George DeWolfe's Percept tool in that the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
johannelscom, Your comment makes a great deal of...

johannelscom,

Your comment makes a great deal of sense. I have given up on worrying about it.

The only troubling thing now is explaining to the wife and my non photog friends why in the world...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks to all for your comments

Thanks to all for your comments
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
SaveKodak, Well I am using the most current...

SaveKodak,

Well I am using the most current version of the Summilux lens, 50mm ASPH and it has the coding on it.

I have just gotten used to my other digital cameras providing ALL of the exposure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
I appreciate the comments from all. Jaapv's...

I appreciate the comments from all. Jaapv's comment regarding raw converters makes me wonder if changing version of Lightroom would make a difference. I am traveling with a laptop at the moment...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
Michael, Spelling is not one of my talents, ...

Michael,

Spelling is not one of my talents, Thanks for the comment. I will post images as soon as I get my chops worked out with this camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SteveHicks
Just received my new MM - Have a question

My new Leica Monochrome arrived yesterday. I have just fired off a few test images and have played around with the files a little.

WOW!! Am I ever going to love this camera.

I have run into a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks for your comments Rangefinderfreak and...

Thanks for your comments Rangefinderfreak and JMQ.

I'll probably wait until there are other issues on this camera before letting it go long enough to have this done.

It's comforting to know this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By SteveHicks
Focusing Issue on M9

I recently picked up a really nice used M9 from someone here on RFF. It's an amazing camera, and I have enjoyed it immensely.

I put a 50mm Summicron SN 3756339 (Version IV??) on this camera and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,315
Posted By SteveHicks
Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display

Thanks for the responses... this sounds encouraging.

Any negative experiences out there?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,315
Posted By SteveHicks
Macbook Pro w/ retina display

I am curious if anyone on RFF has yet tried the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Worth the expense?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-14-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 58,035
Posted By SteveHicks
Missing the Darkroom

I printed in a darkroom room that I put up in a spare bathroom for years. I have also spent time and money at several workshops with master printers.

Sadly, I no longer have a darkroom, but I am...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-27-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 10,636
Posted By SteveHicks
Santa Fe Rail Yard - Mid day..M8, 50mm Sumilux

On this image, I just used PS with a B&W layer (adjusting color sliders). Toned with a solid color layer in overlay blend mode and masked to limit the toning to the shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-26-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 10,636
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks for Comments

Malland, I appreciate you taking the time to respond to that. Very interesting. Nice photos as well...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-26-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 10,636
Posted By SteveHicks
Nice Thread

I am enjoying this thread very much as I am right in the middle of pushing my digital skills towards what I have been able to produce in the Dark room.. so far the jury is still out.

I am curious...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,050
Posted By SteveHicks
Coffee Stain or ring problem

Menos,

Thanks for the comments.. with your suggestion of the term "Coffee Stain", I was able to find other discussions on the issue.

Seems like a problem more on the scale of cosmetic than a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,050
Posted By SteveHicks
Problem Monitor Screen on M8

I suddenly have a ghost showing up on my monitor screen on my M8. The attached photo is of the monitor screen displaying an image shot of the clear sky. That "box" shadow shows up on every image. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,907
Posted By SteveHicks
Where and When

You may wish to tell the folks of the location, date and time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 437
Views: 228,559
Posted By SteveHicks
50 f1.4 ASPH

This was another kind of problem.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/4141528696_e08fb5336c_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2009
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,517
Posted By SteveHicks
Chris

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Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2009
Replies: 506
Views: 49,511
Posted By SteveHicks
tessy

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2772/4094723933_9716e2438c_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2009
Replies: 300
Views: 44,459
Posted By SteveHicks
Old Tank near Golden, NM

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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2009
Replies: 506
Views: 49,511
Posted By SteveHicks
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3983919216_c0e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3983919216_c0e8a7a8df_o.jpg

Grandchildren are an addiction....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2009
Replies: 450
Views: 57,442
Posted By SteveHicks
Neiborhood in NM

This is a view not far from my house.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/3849456483_74d594eaaf_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,748
Posted By SteveHicks
Viewfinder

Wait a minute, I suddenly realized my reply to your post is going the wrong way for you. Please disregard.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,748
Posted By SteveHicks
Viewfinder

You might consider using a viewfinder magnifier. I have an eclipse 1.25X that has worked well for me. Bought it from Tony Rose.

I believe this same company makes a 1.4 magnifier. It's worth...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-19-2009
Replies: 147
Views: 9,604
Posted By SteveHicks
Darkroom and analog in general?

I hope this is not off topic, but it is related to this changing world of photography.

Several years ago, I was helping my parents (at the time they were in their early eighty's) move from one house...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By SteveHicks
I use bulk film cassettes with my m7 with no...

I use bulk film cassettes with my m7 with no problems. The only thing I had to figure out was that, if one leaves the ISO setting on "DX", the m7 automatically sets the metering to 100iso. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By SteveHicks
Caps for square hood

I know this was posted some time ago, but you may be still looking. This person was able to help me with the very same problem you are dealing with. Very professional prompt service, reasonable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2009
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,517
Posted By SteveHicks
Contemplation

I happened to catch a moment during a visit from our daughter and new grand daughter.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3435042933_e5ee2701a6.jpg?v=0
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2009
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,517
Posted By SteveHicks
A Brand New Package

My wife and daughter with our first grandchild, Tessy who is just under 16 hours old in this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2009
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,517
Posted By SteveHicks
Beth last summer

This was taken in our front yard with my M3 and 50mm Summilux ASPH.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks so MUCH

My propensity for stupid questions absolutely astounds me sometimes.

Thank you for taking the time to point this out.

Life would be a lot tougher without RFF....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By SteveHicks
Problem with ISO Setting on M7

I have a "new to me" M7. I am experiencing difficulty with the ISO setting on the back of the camera.

For some reason, the dial used to set the ISO is limited in it's movement allowing the DX...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By SteveHicks
What happened???

I had two ads dropped last night:

One ad for a lens that just sold yesterday and that I had marked as "SOLD"

The other ad I put up yesterday for another. This one is upsetting becuase I had some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By SteveHicks
hood

These are all great ideas. Thanks guys!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By SteveHicks
Thanks for the help.

John Elder, thanks for the heads up RE Kevincamera. I've sent over an email to them.

And thanks to all for your suggestions.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By SteveHicks
Filters for Older Summilux

Hello All,

I have always wanted to try one of the Summilux lenes on my M2 and M3. Recently, I purchased from KEH an older verson of this lens (50mm) S.N. 1759062, which I believe is the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By SteveHicks
Wide Angle lenses on older leicas

Please excuse me if this is a stupid question, I have only recently acquired a leica m3 and would like to add to this kit a wide angle lens (28mm or 35mm)

I am wondering how people shoot with these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By SteveHicks
ichizuka lens

today, I came upon a lens that I was told would be compatible with my M3.

This is a COSMICAR 1:3.5 135MM lens made by the Ichizuka Opt. Co. It has a screww mount, but I was told a baynet...
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