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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,306
Posted By rodl
I've had both and it was with considerable regret...

I've had both and it was with considerable regret that I recently sold the Hex 50. Ergonomically, the Hex 50 is just about as good as it gets: great focus ring and crisp aperture ring. It's just a...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By rodl
I agree with Peter about how to best use focus...

I agree with Peter about how to best use focus peaking. You should also remember that FP is contrast driven so it will work differently with different lenses. It seems counter intuitive but very fast...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,952
Posted By rodl
You can charge the battery with the charger...

You can charge the battery with the charger designed for the other NEX cameras. IMO, not providing a separate battery charger is a Sony cheapout. I would have been happy to have the price $10 - $15...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 14,238
Posted By rodl
I've had the 5N, 6, and 7. Got the 5N first...

I've had the 5N, 6, and 7. Got the 5N first because of its excellent noise performance. Tried the 7 even though I knew it wasn't supposed to be as good in that respect. Sure enough it wasn't and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2012
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
Leica M9, Summilux 35mm Asph...

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm Asph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7106/7134653271_9b9ebe93c8_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By rodl
Great shot! Happy New Year!

Great shot! Happy New Year!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2012
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
M9, Noctilux...

M9, Noctilux f/1

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6699575803_c6d18d3a52_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By rodl
You'd think they could do better for something as...

You'd think they could do better for something as simple as that. It would be nice if they'd just sell the flanges. They wouldn't be cheap but at least they'd be right. I wonder if DAG or anybody...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By rodl
Which brand or seller did you buy? Thanks.

Which brand or seller did you buy? Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By rodl
Well, I had one coded at the same time that it...

Well, I had one coded at the same time that it was getting CLA'd last spring and it took the standard 7 weeks. Why don't you call and ask if it goes any faster with just the coding. Please post their...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By rodl
The V1 Lux has a lot of glow wide open and unless...

The V1 Lux has a lot of glow wide open and unless that's what you want, I wouldn't get it. The V3 E43 and E46 are much better. The E46 is preferable because of the pull out hood and closer focus...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,294
Posted By rodl
Very nice work, particularly the first three.

Very nice work, particularly the first three.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-16-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,824
Posted By rodl
My M9 performs noticeably better at high ISO than...

My M9 performs noticeably better at high ISO than my M8. You do need to consider the difference in the lens behavior. I found that some lenses I'd used a lot with the M8 are not getting used with the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 30,986
Posted By rodl
Don't worry. These kinds of "tests" just annoy me...

Don't worry. These kinds of "tests" just annoy me because they do it for shock value to draw attention to themselves. Those of us who are into Leica are not going to trade for a Nex unless economics...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 30,986
Posted By rodl
Wow, I think I'll sell my M9 and get a Nex 7. NOT

Wow, I think I'll sell my M9 and get a Nex 7. NOT
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
Dirk, You're not fooling her. She's just playing...

Dirk,
You're not fooling her. She's just playing along (for now). :-) Better not let her see what you post on here! LOL

Nice images, all!
Rod
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/6316557435_175...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/6316557435_175e9650a4_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-05-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,664
Posted By rodl
I have a V3, clip on hood version. I got it CLA'd...

I have a V3, clip on hood version. I got it CLA'd by Leica right after I got it and it is quite sharp wide open. I've seen a lot of claims about the so-called glow and mine only glows rarely. It's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
M9 w/ Noctilux f1...

M9 w/ Noctilux f1 @1.4

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6213/6281874093_1be3087b1b_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By rodl
Very nice work!

Very nice work!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,069
Posted By rodl
And costs $175 per lens.

And costs $175 per lens.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By rodl
Good news! Right on schedule.

Good news! Right on schedule.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By rodl
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-22-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Yes, I do. I got the Hex before the...

@mingkookoo Yes, I do. I got the Hex before the Noct and have been reluctant to let go of it. I like the IQ of the Noct better but the Hex is sharp wide open and it focuses a lot faster than the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 8,426
Posted By rodl
Horrible or not, I had the same issue as the OP...

Horrible or not, I had the same issue as the OP and mine took seven weeks. The good news is that it came back in perfect condition.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,013
Posted By rodl
I wish I had a dollar for every thread like this...

I wish I had a dollar for every thread like this that I've seen in the last few months. No offense to the OP, but just do a search on your question on here, GetDPI and LUF and you'll get more answers...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By rodl
I've used both and I like the MD much better. I...

I've used both and I like the MD much better. I also use the Thumbie which I like much better than the Thumbs Up.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,589
Posted By rodl
Very nice work. I like to shoot in the available...

Very nice work. I like to shoot in the available dark too and you showed that ISO 2500 can be quite usable.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By rodl
The Voigt 15mm M mount is a best buy in my book....

The Voigt 15mm M mount is a best buy in my book. As stated above, blistering sharp and while it's not immune from distortion like all such ultra wides, it adds virtually none of its own. I don't use...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@Jubb Jubb I really like the shot of the woman...

@Jubb Jubb I really like the shot of the woman on the sidewalk.

@JoelW Very nice series on the street.

Some shots from Oktoberfest on Sat night.

Hexanon...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Very nice image.

@mingkookoo Very nice image.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
These were shot at a house concert Saturday...

These were shot at a house concert Saturday night. The singer is Hans York. Lighting was pretty difficult as he was mostly backlit and the light level was low. He was moving quite a bit which made it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Dirk, nice contrast between the Canon and the...

Dirk, nice contrast between the Canon and the Hektor. The Hektor is very atmospheric. I particularly like the shots of the two girls and the man painting the sidewalk.

@jubb jubb Nice beach and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
Thanks taskoni!

Thanks taskoni!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-08-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Cron...

Cron 28

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6122613087_2102e14d94_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
M8 Lux 50...

M8 Lux 50 pre-ASPH

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6085/6039352445_21ec82dca2_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-07-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@rHytHm Very nice! A couple from yesterday with...

@rHytHm Very nice!

A couple from yesterday with the Summicron 40.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6090/6125937929_9096ca4fd8_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6066/6122675297_b01abe9ba8_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@gian Very nice shot.

@gian Very nice shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@kdemas Love both shots. Gotta love that Nikkor...

@kdemas Love both shots. Gotta love that Nikkor 105 color.

@coelacanth Nice shot!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Three more with the Noct from last night. All...

Three more with the Noct from last night. All wide...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@tah I really like the Silver Efex images,...

@tah I really like the Silver Efex images, particularly the first one. I use Silver Efex Pro part of the time too.

Dirk, looks like the Hektor has a lot less glow after the overhaul. Nice shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo You asked for more Noct shots so I...

@mingkookoo
You asked for more Noct shots so I thought I'd show you its alter ego. So much is made of the supposedly glowy, soft rendering wide open but you don't read or see so much of what it can...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks. I agree about the noise. The original...

Thanks. I agree about the noise. The original post is at 1250 and about as much noise reduction as I feel comfortable with in LR3. Part of the problem is that this is in a restaurant with a lot of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks Dirk. Fortunately, I only paid about half...

Thanks Dirk. Fortunately, I only paid about half as much. :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
M8 with M-Hexanon...

M8 with M-Hexanon 35

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6086/6107446181_3df1a41a79_o.jpg

M8 with Noct f/1

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6066/6102041437_79319a0b19_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
One more with the Noct. I either had a little...

One more with the Noct. I either had a little motion blur or didn't nail the focus as well as I would have liked. The light was lower than it looks in the shot though so it wasn't easy to see the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Dirk, I like the cart shot. Very...

Dirk, I like the cart shot. Very nice.

Mingkookoo, another Noct shot for you, also wide open. This one is very different but amazingly was shot at 1/15 second hand held! I continue to be surprised...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks Dirk and mingkookoo! Dirk, the B&W...

Thanks Dirk and mingkookoo!

Dirk, the B&W preset I used in Lightroom for this drops brightness from 50 to 22 and bumps the black level from 5 to 10. Contrast was left at the default 25. Here's the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@Dirk More nice work with the Hektor. Asian...

@Dirk More nice work with the Hektor. Asian cities have so many good street possibilities and you're making the most of them.

@tah Really nice high contrast images and good B&W conversions.

A...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,677
Posted By rodl
Excellent. Thanks.

Excellent. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,677
Posted By rodl
I really like the color rendition of the Hex 35...

I really like the color rendition of the Hex 35 shots. Skin tones are very natural with lipstick and the clothes nicely saturated. How much of that is the lens and how much the processing?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nice shots with the Hektor Dirk. Looks to be...

Nice shots with the Hektor Dirk. Looks to be sharp but that's a lot of glow.

@k.a Excellent shot with the CV15.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@cnphoto Some more motivation to hold out for the...

@cnphoto
Some more motivation to hold out for the Noct. ;)

Noct V3...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@animefx Thanks! I like the cheese curds shot....

@animefx
Thanks! I like the cheese curds shot. What lens?

Dirk, nice shots, particularly the last one. I'm surprised you're using an aspherical 35 as much as you like the older long lenses.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Yeah, it's the only lens I've tried...

@mingkookoo
Yeah, it's the only lens I've tried that seems to not need the UV/IR filter at all. I've got it coded as an Elmarit 21mm.

@cnphoto
Nice work!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,677
Posted By rodl
All really nice. Both girls very attractive but...

All really nice. Both girls very attractive but the girl on the left in the first image has got a great face. If she's not modeling full time, she should be.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-21-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Thanks. The CV15 has very accurate...

@mingkookoo
Thanks. The CV15 has very accurate color and I don't use a UV/IR filter with it. I tried it when I first got it and it actually messed the color up.

Nice flower shot. Just the right...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
M8 with Cron...

M8 with Cron 28

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6206/6064119107_2835819a01_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,619
Posted By rodl
Very cute!

Very cute!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-20-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
CV21 @f4, 1/6 second It always amazes me that you...

CV21 @f4, 1/6 second
It always amazes me that you can hand hold a shot at such a slow shutter speed with the M8 and have a good chance of getting a sharp...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-19-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@animefx I really like...

@animefx I really like those.

CV15

ME109
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6187/6061352450_ccc2488296_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2011
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,015
Posted By rodl
Great shots Dirk. I love your B&W conversions!...

Great shots Dirk. I love your B&W conversions! You've got a knack with those Canon lenses too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2011
Replies: 1,019
Views: 382,562
Posted By rodl
@helenhill Thanks! To the other posters on this...

@helenhill Thanks!

To the other posters on this thread, too many to mention individually, just a huge amount of excellent images. You guys and girls rock!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-17-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,717
Posted By rodl
I'd like to see that too, particularly if the...

I'd like to see that too, particularly if the prices were in the Cron 28 range. I doubt that it'll happen though because my guess is that Leica's business model won't support a Cron and a Lux in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-17-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,717
Posted By rodl
I also like the Cron 28. It's surprisingly good...

I also like the Cron 28. It's surprisingly good in low light as well.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5255/5498837468_4634a826ba_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,717
Posted By rodl
Applause! Best post so far. As for the OP, I...

Applause! Best post so far.

As for the OP, I guess he'll think twice before he ever makes another post about his excitement over a new lens. Welcome to the forum w1234ale!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2011
Replies: 1,019
Views: 382,562
Posted By rodl
Thanks Dirk. The pre-asph is a really nice lens...

Thanks Dirk. The pre-asph is a really nice lens for portraits.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2011
Replies: 1,019
Views: 382,562
Posted By rodl
M8 with Lux 50...

M8 with Lux 50...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 167
Views: 137,612
Posted By rodl
Don Goldberg does excellent work but he told me...

Don Goldberg does excellent work but he told me he could do my Canon 50/0.95 in two months and it took six. He did it at the price he quoted but it wasn't cheap. I understand he's busy but I really...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Thanks. I like the art appreciation...

@mingkookoo
Thanks. I like the art appreciation shot. The baby is priceless. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-10-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nikkor SC 85/[email protected] This is one of those shots...

Nikkor SC 85/[email protected]

This is one of those shots that I always think I'd rather be lucky than good. I was focused on the back of her head and suddenly she turned around and my brain said "SHOOT!". I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-10-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@cnphoto Very nice work. What lens were you...

@cnphoto
Very nice work. What lens were you using?

@The GodParticle
Nice!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-09-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Funny shot!

Funny shot!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-08-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks Dirk. As you can see, I was only...

Thanks Dirk. As you can see, I was only interested in showing what the lens could do with that shot. :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-08-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Three shots taken last weekend. All at ISO 2500....

Three shots taken last weekend. All at ISO 2500. I think that the latest M8 firmware handles ISO 2500 better than previously. I had good results with these in Lightroom. However, the noise reduction...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-02-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Thanks. Too many. I've already sold...

@mingkookoo
Thanks. Too many. I've already sold some and have some more to sell. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Some shots from a concert I went to Saturday...

Some shots from a concert I went to Saturday night.

Flamenco dancer - Noct f/1 @1.4
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/6000159675_b0efb00a2e_o.jpg

Fan - Voigt 75/1.8 @...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@riceman Nice work, particularly the crater shot.

@riceman
Nice work, particularly the crater shot.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,036
Posted By rodl
Or you could get a Cron 40mm and keep the Lux 35....

Or you could get a Cron 40mm and keep the Lux 35. Then you'd have the higher contrast of the Cron without breaking the bank. Best of both worlds.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By rodl
Go for it. I did a little over a year ago with...

Go for it. I did a little over a year ago with some trepidation but I use it about 95% of the time now. You didn't say what you're using now but I was using a 5D2 which is the other 5%. There are...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-28-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
More with the Canon 100/2. Not great compositions...

More with the Canon 100/2. Not great compositions but shows what the lens can do. Last one is primarily a bokeh...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-28-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@ Mark Very nice. I like the toning.

@ Mark Very nice. I like the toning.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-28-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Very nice. @cnphoto Really like...

@mingkookoo Very nice.

@cnphoto Really like your low light street shots. B&W conversions are excellent.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-27-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@mingkookoo Thanks! Love your Massassaugua shot.

@mingkookoo Thanks! Love your Massassaugua shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@menos This 75 is becoming the lens that can do...

@menos
This 75 is becoming the lens that can do no wrong. :-)

I agree about the coupling of the Canon 100. Mine is front focusing up close so I think I need to work on the shimming some more.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,396
Posted By rodl
I've had both the Elmarit and Summicron 90's and...

I've had both the Elmarit and Summicron 90's and both are very nice. Not terribly expensive either. For a 75, take a look at the Voigtlander 75/1.8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Couple of more with the Voigtlander...

Couple of more with the Voigtlander 75/1.8
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-24-2011
Replies: 1,389
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Posted By rodl
Thanks menos! As JSU pointed out, there...

Thanks menos! As JSU pointed out, there apparently tends to be a little back focus on these. I tried copper tape on mine but it was too thick (.003"). Two layers of aluminum foil (.0015 - .002") was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,629
Posted By rodl
+2 for Japan Exposures. Just be aware that in...

+2 for Japan Exposures. Just be aware that in order to purchase one for use in the US, you will have to declare that it will not be used on a rangefinder camera. This is due to Leica's patent...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-22-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Ok, some shots with the Canon 100/2. Not great...

Ok, some shots with the Canon 100/2. Not great compositions but all were wide open. Color accuracy is quite good. I really like the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-21-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@JSU Yeah, I tried that but the copper tape is...

@JSU
Yeah, I tried that but the copper tape is too thick and it causes it to front focus. Tried aluminum foil and it's too thick too. It's close so I can adjust to it but I'd rather have it right on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-20-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@Jubb Jubb No problem. It just hit me the wrong...

@Jubb Jubb
No problem. It just hit me the wrong way. Sorry if I overreacted. I like your xpan shot.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-20-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@menos I understand your point. Frankly, how...

@menos
I understand your point. Frankly, how somebody wants to work is their business. Whether I like what they produce is my business. I'm not going to tell somebody else they're wrong just because...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-20-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Wrong? As in mortal sin, hellfire and damnation...

Wrong? As in mortal sin, hellfire and damnation wrong? Or just not your way of doing things wrong? If you want to be a perfectionist, that's your business but spare the rest of us from the judgmental...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-15-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Yeah, well when you can't have any, you might as...

Yeah, well when you can't have any, you might as well wish for the one you want. :p
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-15-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
T-Birds! Nice work Mark. Can you do something...

T-Birds! Nice work Mark. Can you do something about that pink one? :-D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-12-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Dirk, based on your shots and commentary, I'll...

Dirk, based on your shots and commentary, I'll keep my eyes open. Interesting that the Canon is smaller than the Nikkor. In pictures, it looks larger. I bought the Nikkor after reading Dante Stella's...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-12-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks menos and mingkookoo. Like the bottle...

Thanks menos and mingkookoo.

Like the bottle shot Mark.

@menos, I've been wondering about the Canon 100/2. The extra 2/3 stop would be nice in a lot of situations. Do you have some images posted...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks Mark. I shoot a lot of low light so...

Thanks Mark. I shoot a lot of low light so practice makes improvement (I'd never say perfect ;-).
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nice Mark. Does that lens focus that close or is...

Nice Mark. Does that lens focus that close or is this a crop?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Two with Nikkor-P 10.5cm/2.5 @ 2.8 I...

Two with Nikkor-P 10.5cm/2.5 @ 2.8 I think.
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-11-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nice work mingkookoo. The CV 15 is a really good...

Nice work mingkookoo. The CV 15 is a really good lens and I like your B&W conversions.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-06-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
@tah, mingkookoo Both very nice shots.

@tah, mingkookoo
Both very nice shots.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-03-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Two with the Noctilux f/1 @...

Two with the Noctilux f/1 @ 1.4
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-03-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Two more with the Heliar...

Two more with the Heliar 75/1.8

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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks menos! The portrait is close to MFD at 2.8...

Thanks menos! The portrait is close to MFD at 2.8 I think.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-01-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Three more with the Heliar...

Three more with the Heliar...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-22-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 10,303
Posted By rodl
Profiles and numbering didn't get reset even...

Profiles and numbering didn't get reset even though they said the profiles would.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-22-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 10,303
Posted By rodl
Loaded mine with no problems but didn't see any...

Loaded mine with no problems but didn't see any difference either. Basically, they gave us just enough to encourage us to buy the new lens and that's it. Leica doesn't do much to engender the loyalty...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-21-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nice. Gotta love the 75/1.8.

Nice. Gotta love the 75/1.8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Posted By rodl
I agree with Helen. Nice work.

I agree with Helen. Nice work.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,398
Posted By rodl
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-21-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks! I was fortunate enough to get to see a...

Thanks! I was fortunate enough to get to see a number of example shots taken with this lens wide open before I bought it. I wasn't sure I wanted it until I saw those but it was a no-brainer after I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By rodl
Lord, I'd hate to think what the price of that...

Lord, I'd hate to think what the price of that Noct will be.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-17-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Voigtlander 75/1.8 First two at 2.8. Last at...

Voigtlander 75/1.8 First two at 2.8. Last at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-15-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
I agree with menos. After getting my V3 CLA'd,...

I agree with menos. After getting my V3 CLA'd, it's a thing of beauty. The Noct gives you the best of both worlds. A lot is made about its speed as if that was all it's good for but stop it down to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-06-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By rodl
I love the 28 Cron and your seaplane shot is a...

I love the 28 Cron and your seaplane shot is a good example of why. Great shot!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-06-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Nikkor SC...

Nikkor SC 85/1.5
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,763
Posted By rodl
The CV 15 continues to surprise. For the price, I...

The CV 15 continues to surprise. For the price, I don't think you can go wrong.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,242
Posted By rodl
Nice work Nick. I'm also interested to hear the...

Nice work Nick. I'm also interested to hear the answer to baycrest' last question.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-03-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
I actually like the V3 better than the V4 that I...

I actually like the V3 better than the V4 that I had previously.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-02-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
I fully agree that the Noct is harder to use than...

I fully agree that the Noct is harder to use than the Lux. That doesn't mean it's not the right lens if it fulfills your purpose.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-02-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
The caveat here is getting a good Nokton. A...

The caveat here is getting a good Nokton. A number of the CV lenses have a pretty wide range of sample variation. I've had both the Nokton 1.1 and 1.5 and wasn't impressed with either. I've seen...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-28-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
Well, your 1960 VW bug won't go 175 mph but your...

Well, your 1960 VW bug won't go 175 mph but your Ferrari will. Whether you need to go 175 mph is the real question. And whether your need and your want coincide is really up to each person.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
I think you missed my point.

I think you missed my point.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-21-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 32,014
Posted By rodl
Well, the resale value of the Noctilux is most...

Well, the resale value of the Noctilux is most likely to keep going up and the M9 will go down. If you've never used a Noctilux, I'd suggest you get one first and learn how to use it and see how you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,936
Posted By rodl
I've seen one in person and it is a little bigger...

I've seen one in person and it is a little bigger than the F-5XB. I think it has more in the way of pockets too.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-20-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 11,937
Posted By rodl
J-3 from Brian Sweeney wide...

J-3 from Brian Sweeney wide open
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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-19-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Thanks. Yes, the J-3 is Russian. Brian Sweeney...

Thanks. Yes, the J-3 is Russian. Brian Sweeney had done his magic with this one. Search for his posts about them if you're interested in one.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,207
Posted By rodl
I would agree that the Nikkor SC 50/1.4 is low...

I would agree that the Nikkor SC 50/1.4 is low contrast. I got one that has a lot of cleaning marks and I thought that's why the contrast was so low but I now believe that's its true nature as mine...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-09-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
M8 with J-3 wide open. Lens recently purchased...

M8 with J-3 wide open. Lens recently purchased from Brian Sweeney.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/5704018067_49762d47db_o.jpg

M8 with Nikkor PC...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-15-2011
Replies: 1,389
Views: 330,366
Posted By rodl
Summicron M 28mm...

Summicron M 28mm @f/2
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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By rodl
I agree also. I use 50's about 2/3 of the time....

I agree also. I use 50's about 2/3 of the time. Just got a Cron 28 though and it looks like the ideal complement. The effective 67mm really is a good cross between a portrait lens and a standard lens.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 12,758
Posted By rodl
I have an M8 and CV28. Just got a Cron 28 and all...

I have an M8 and CV28. Just got a Cron 28 and all I can tell you is that I was able to shoot at 1/20 second and get sharp images. It's a great lens. I was concerned that it would be too slow since I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By rodl
You're welcome. Glad you like it.

You're welcome. Glad you like it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By rodl
I have one and it's an excellent lens. Pretty...

I have one and it's an excellent lens. Pretty reasonably priced, too. Only issue is the frame lines but I learned a trick from Jaap that helps with that. When you mount the lens, rotate it all the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By rodl
Neat trick Jaap. Thanks for the tip! I can...

Neat trick Jaap. Thanks for the tip!

I can vouch for the Tele Elmar. It's a very good lens.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,619
Posted By rodl
I wouldn't say that I was confident. It depends...

I wouldn't say that I was confident. It depends on whether the problem was there from the beginning or developed over time. I used to work in the semiconductor industry and I'd say if the problem was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-05-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,619
Posted By rodl
I had this issue. I heard all the ideas listed...

I had this issue. I heard all the ideas listed above from Pixel Fixer to automatic fixes in ACR to it requiring a sensor replacement. None of the software fixes worked. Called Leica NJ and they said...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-24-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 7,908
Posted By rodl
Well, duh! He better be. That's a cool tattoo...

Well, duh! He better be. That's a cool tattoo she's got too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 36,800
Posted By rodl
Tom, bodies with S/N's under 3101600 needed to...

Tom, bodies with S/N's under 3101600 needed to have the imager replaced. I just sent mine off (S/N 31012xx) because it showed some unpleasant artifacts under low lidht/high noise. When I told the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 55,554
Posted By rodl
Love your shots Tom. They are indeed...

Love your shots Tom. They are indeed representative of the look of that time. The color variations are spot on and I know because I've seen and probably still have some of those old magazines. I also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2010
Replies: 107
Views: 19,320
Posted By rodl
Great work Kristian. I agree with your decision...

Great work Kristian. I agree with your decision to do B&W although I was glad to see some color images to get a feel for that aspect. I've had some mild doses of sulphur dioxide and I can attest that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,726
Posted By rodl
Again, what are you going to be shooting most?...

Again, what are you going to be shooting most? Lots of lenses suggested here don't meet the OP's requirement of being faster than f/2.

I can tell you that the CV 35/1.7 is a very good lens. As for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,321
Posted By rodl
I've got a titanium pre-ASPH. It's got some...

I've got a titanium pre-ASPH. It's got some glowiness wide open but pretty much gone at f/2 and very sharp from there on. It doesn't have the contrast that most Zeiss lenses have but it's usable...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By rodl
I've got a couple of Sandisk SD cards that were...

I've got a couple of Sandisk SD cards that were originally used in a Canon G9 that I use in my M8 with no problems. The camera created a 100LEICA folder under the top level DCIM folder that was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 36,800
Posted By rodl
Thomas, I just tried your link and it looks like...

Thomas, I just tried your link and it looks like it's not there anymore. Are the presets still available somewhere? Thanks.

Rod
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