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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By ktmrider
Since I don't want a folding screen or touch...

Since I don't want a folding screen or touch screen, I think I will stay with the X100F. It has been my travel camera of choice for the last five months in Asia even though it was purchased last...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,905
Posted By ktmrider
Posted a week ago on this thread about the lack...

Posted a week ago on this thread about the lack of Harleys and never owning one myself. That changed this week so I will post a photo of my new Road King.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,879
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I returned to the US two days ago from a...

Well, I returned to the US two days ago from a four month trip to Asia primarily due to the possible airline cancellations which might happen in three or four weeks due to the CoVID 19 virus. I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,905
Posted By ktmrider
I am really surprised that there are not more...

I am really surprised that there are not more photos of Harleys on this thread. They approach the cult status (in the USA) that Leica's have here! I own two bikes and neither is a Harley which is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-23-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,141
Posted By ktmrider
I am traveling in Asia and have the X100F and M2...

I am traveling in Asia and have the X100F and M2 along. In three months, I have taken less then a roll of film with the M2. Most of my photos are on the X100F and GoPro (scuba diving).

Take a long...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 97
Views: 3,547
Posted By ktmrider
Hoods on everything just like my cars all have...

Hoods on everything just like my cars all have bumpers. Can't hurt and might help.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,173
Posted By ktmrider
Had the original X100 and purchased the X100F...

Had the original X100 and purchased the X100F last spring as a backup to the Leica's for a trip around the world. Well, the Leica's have been left in Texas and I have been traveling with the X100F...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,168
Posted By ktmrider
I agree with Raid. I am carrying both digital...

I agree with Raid. I am carrying both digital and film on my trip to Asia at the moment. I prefer the feel of film cameras but recognize the technological advancement of digital. I doubt the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-09-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,774
Posted By ktmrider
Back in the day (1970-1980), I used Nikon F's and...

Back in the day (1970-1980), I used Nikon F's and F2's for my professional work often toting two F's with a 24mm on one and a 85mm on the other. Don't think I even owned any thing between those two...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
The reasons I use a digital Leica are: legacy...

The reasons I use a digital Leica are: legacy lenses and the view/rangefinder. I have no experience with the SL but have owned both the M9 and MP240. I don't have any desire to move to an M10 or...
Forum: Travel 02-08-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will not be...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I will not be going to Singapore nor any place else in Asia searching for film cameras. I am almost convinced to sell my film cameras and stick with digital.

I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2020
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
If my MP240 goes to sleep, it is awake and ready...

If my MP240 goes to sleep, it is awake and ready to use in under two seconds. Maybe you should get yours checked by Leica.
Forum: Travel 02-05-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By ktmrider
Well, can't go to Hong Kong due to the...

Well, can't go to Hong Kong due to the coronavirus. Don't really see anything in Singapore I can"t live without. I was there years ago and don't need to go back. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,242
Posted By ktmrider
I actually hope they never get rid of the flash. ...

I actually hope they never get rid of the flash. It is amazingly good for flash fill in sunlight and I keep mine pretty much on set at -2/3's stop. Guess there is always black tape for those who...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,159
Posted By ktmrider
Neat video. Only here would someone complain...

Neat video. Only here would someone complain that she is not holding the camera correctly. Come on! There might be other photographers out there who like to use old film cameras or even old Leicas...
Forum: Travel 02-03-2020
Replies: 226
Views: 9,969
Posted By ktmrider
How did the bikes work? I have an 08 BMW GSA...

How did the bikes work? I have an 08 BMW GSA with 142000 km and it runs like a top.

I love your images.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,242
Posted By ktmrider
Have the F and don't see any reason to upgrade at...

Have the F and don't see any reason to upgrade at this time. It looks like the improvements are minimal.
Forum: Travel 02-01-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By ktmrider
Camera Stores in Singapore?

I understand that camera stores in Tokyo and Hong Kong are great. I was wondering at the camera stores (especially for used film cameras) are in Singapore.

I was going to Hong Kong for a few days...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By ktmrider
Have an M5 (on loan as shooting with M2 presently...

Have an M5 (on loan as shooting with M2 presently while traveling) and your observations are correct. It took Leica several years to get the design right and it was meant as the next step in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By ktmrider
yes, it will become primary film camera.

yes, it will become primary film camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By ktmrider
Black Paint M4 Prices?

I will be in Hong Kong toward the end of February for a few days and am thinking of a black paint M4. Mint ones are going for $5000 US while others are in the $3300-3600 range. What are they (if...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,905
Posted By ktmrider
I love this thread. I plan on touring North...

I love this thread. I plan on touring North America from May through August on a bike with the only hard event being the Dust to Dawson rally in Dawson City, Yukon on 18 June. I have a couple bikes...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,470
Posted By ktmrider
Renouned for sharpness? 35f2.8 C Biogon!!

Renouned for sharpness? 35f2.8 C Biogon!!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,470
Posted By ktmrider
Get the Sonnar if you have a good deal. Focus...

Get the Sonnar if you have a good deal. Focus shift of 1" or so is not a big deal and can be easily dealt with. Have you looked at the new 50f1.2 Nokton? It may be the best 50 made right now...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2,481
Posted By ktmrider
Had the original (first digital) and was stunned...

Had the original (first digital) and was stunned by how good it was and how much fun. Bought an M9 and currently a MP240 and the X100F as a backup for a trip around the world. The MP240 is in Texas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,323
Posted By ktmrider
Have been in the Philippines since early Nov,...

Have been in the Philippines since early Nov, 2019 and brought M2 with 50, Fuji X100F plus flash and 28 aux lens, Gopro and phone. I have yet to make an image with the M2, and only use the GoPro for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I have always said the M2 is my favorite...

Well, I have always said the M2 is my favorite classic film Leica. The viewfinder cannot be beat IMHO and the M4 is my second favorite M as I can live with the small 135 frame lines in the 35 FOV. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,320
Posted By ktmrider
If you want a meter then it is either a M5, CL,...

If you want a meter then it is either a M5, CL, M6, M6TTL, M7 or MP. If you want a classic M, then M6 as even the M6TTL is a bit taller (2mm). If you can live without the classic body, several...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,122
Posted By ktmrider
Simple a problem all to common here. He wants...

Simple a problem all to common here. He wants justification to spend money on gear he does not need. We all do it while seeking justification from our peers.

So, go buy what you want.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2019
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,016
Posted By ktmrider
Sometimes I don't know what all the hype is on...

Sometimes I don't know what all the hype is on digital vs film. I admit not being able to tell on some of these images. If a photo from TriX was posted next to one from a digital camera depending...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9,320
Posted By ktmrider
My guess on the M2 (and it is just a guess) is...

My guess on the M2 (and it is just a guess) is $500 with a $250 CLA perhaps. If anything I am probably on the low end.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By ktmrider
I did not use the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor as part of...

I did not use the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor as part of my "pro kit". I carried two Nikon's with motors (one an F and one an FTN) plus 24f2.8, 85f1.8, 180f2.8 and a 500f8 mirror lens. I had access to a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
Not sold, traded with a friend and he will swap...

Not sold, traded with a friend and he will swap back anytime.
Forum: Travel 12-26-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,879
Posted By ktmrider
You have a great kit prepared so take it! I have...

You have a great kit prepared so take it! I have never used a Contax G1/2 but came close a few times. My understanding is that the 45 is a legendary lens. My favorite lens at the moment is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
So, let me recap the general consensus here: I...

So, let me recap the general consensus here: I am not missing anything with the M3 as it is essentially an M2 with a higher magnification viewfinder. Quality of both cameras is probably the same or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By ktmrider
I don't remember the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor being...

I don't remember the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor being "crippling" back in the early 1970's when I was a working newspaper photographer. F3.5 is only half a stop slower than f2.8 and both the 24f2.8 and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
I ask the question since the last time I owned an...

I ask the question since the last time I owned an M3 was in 1977. I was simply wondering if there is something I missed that my memory (now 43 years later and not quite as good at 67 as it used to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
Yes, an M4 is also a possibility. As I stated...

Yes, an M4 is also a possibility. As I stated earlier, I have owned the M4, M4/2 and M4P back when they were new. I like the more modern film loading /unloading of the M4 over the standard M2.

As...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,732
Posted By ktmrider
My current M2 is a 1958 button rewind CLA'ed by...

My current M2 is a 1958 button rewind CLA'ed by Youxin Ye about three years ago. I sold it to a friend who had never owned a Leica and recently talked him into trading the M2 for an M5 I had been...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
Highest magnification but of course you lose the...

Highest magnification but of course you lose the 35 and wider field of view. All later Leica film cameras used the .72 as standard. Additionally, I have a 1.25 viewfinder magnifier which converts...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,732
Posted By ktmrider
I know this is an older thread but I just read it...

I know this is an older thread but I just read it and well written. M2 is my favorite film M but trying to figure out if there is something I am missing on the M3 (least owned and used film M).
I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
I have heard the M3 was built better then the M2....

I have heard the M3 was built better then the M2. Now I know the M2 had simplified features to save money but was there really a difference in quality? Honestly, I have talked to various Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,948
Posted By ktmrider
Leica M: 3 or 4?

So, I bought my first film Leica in 1974, a CL. I acquired an M3 around 1977 and kept it a few years. I have owned an M2 (four or five bodies), a couple original M4's plus the M4P and M4/2. I also...
Forum: Travel 12-23-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,879
Posted By ktmrider
Ya, I don't quite get the fetish about no meters....

Ya, I don't quite get the fetish about no meters. I enjoy lots of film cameras like the M2, Nikon F or 500CM and I can get by with "sunny 16" outside after years and years of doing so. But the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By ktmrider
Leica prices have been crazy for years and as...

Leica prices have been crazy for years and as post here 10% of too much is still too much. I actually challenge anyone here to tell the difference between a Fuji APS-C and a CL taken with the same...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By ktmrider
Lower taxes! Got to protect domestic camera and...

Lower taxes! Got to protect domestic camera and optic manufacturers.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,774
Posted By ktmrider
Recently I took my original Nikon F out for a...

Recently I took my original Nikon F out for a spin. My favorite view screen is the "B" which does not have a rangefinder spot or micro prisms. I had a 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor mounted and was having a...
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,879
Posted By ktmrider
I have been in the Philippines since early...

I have been in the Philippines since early November and will be here another few months. My present kit is a Leica M2 with a 50 Summicron and a FujiX100F. I admit that I threw the M2 in the bag at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By ktmrider
Another vote for the Zeiss 35f2.8 C-Biogon. ...

Another vote for the Zeiss 35f2.8 C-Biogon. Contasty and sharp. Reid Reviews has said it may be the sharpest 35 they have ever tested. And small and cheap compared to anything by Zeiss.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By ktmrider
And photojournalists covering the Vietnam War...

And photojournalists covering the Vietnam War like Larry Burrows usually had a couple F's (original of course) hanging from shoulder straps for the normal and longer lenses and a Leica M2 for wider...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,733
Posted By ktmrider
The original and the camera that revolutionized...

The original and the camera that revolutionized photojournalism is still my favorite, the Nikon F with plain prism. I have it combined with one of the best normal lenses ever made-55f3.5 Micro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By ktmrider
If the mirror is causing the problem, would you...

If the mirror is causing the problem, would you not see that in the viewfinder when you press the shutter release?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By ktmrider
Tamarkin told me about a month and a half ago...

Tamarkin told me about a month and a half ago that Leica never tells their dealers what will be in the next shipment or when it is coming as I asked the exact same question. I just checked their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,439
Posted By ktmrider
Ilford has been cheaper than TriX at B&H for the...

Ilford has been cheaper than TriX at B&H for the last couple years. It also dries flatter than TriX which makes it easier to scan. Don't really find the cost of a roll of film to be much of a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,519
Posted By ktmrider
Zeiss 35f2.8 C Biogon! Reed Reviews rates it as...

Zeiss 35f2.8 C Biogon! Reed Reviews rates it as sharpest 35mm lens he has tested. Mine lives on my MP240 for travel. Get the CV lens hood and save $40 over the Zeiss-identical.
Forum: RFF News 11-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,537
Posted By ktmrider
I believe anything made or sold by a European...

I believe anything made or sold by a European company is subject to the tariffs.

Of course, if the president gets impeached or voted out of office in 2020, free trade would go back to normal. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By ktmrider
Yes, Gordy still makes stars and does a hell of a...

Yes, Gordy still makes stars and does a hell of a job, IMHO.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By ktmrider
Another vote for the Gordy model. I have one...

Another vote for the Gordy model. I have one living on my M2 (combination wrist and shoulder strap) and lots of colors and other features available on order.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,692
Posted By ktmrider
Don't know your mechanical abilities but there is...

Don't know your mechanical abilities but there is no way I would attempt a CLA on a Leica film camera by watching "youtube" videos. If one small spring or other part gets away from you, you are up...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,774
Posted By ktmrider
Don't go with a substitute F2 but the original F....

Don't go with a substitute F2 but the original F. For film, it and an M2 is all you need. All you have to do is look at the portraits of the photojournalists who covered the Vietnam War starting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,179
Posted By ktmrider
I don't see why shooting film is any different...

I don't see why shooting film is any different then it has been for the last couple decades. I made my first darkroom print in 1966 using a 4x5 Graflex as a freshman in high school. I don't see why...
Forum: Travel 11-09-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am headed to SE Asia again for four...

Well, I am headed to SE Asia again for four months. I am sitting in the departure area for my first destination which is the Philippines and I have some newly purchased scuba gear in the luggage as...
Forum: Travel 11-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Update: I left in early September for a six...

Update: I left in early September for a six month round the world trip. I packed a MP240 with 25/50/90 and a X100F. After a month in the Philippines traveling the country and scuba diving, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-01-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,989
Posted By ktmrider
Only here would people complain about an $8000...

Only here would people complain about an $8000 f.95 lens when Leica's is north of $11,000. And I suspect the Nikon has more features but I am sure the Leica name is worth $3000.
Forum: RFF News 11-01-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,537
Posted By ktmrider
Huss: That is because you fill out the form...

Huss: That is because you fill out the form electronically at the airport upon arrival. And for those that do not know, the Global Entry Program is just an expedited way to get through the lines. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,993
Posted By ktmrider
Have never handled one, but the Zeiss ZM might be...

Have never handled one, but the Zeiss ZM might be an option if you can find a used one. I don't think it is any larger then a Leica M and I am sure it is lighter. From what I have read, the...
Forum: RFF News 10-31-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,537
Posted By ktmrider
As a retired Customs pilot and frequent...

As a retired Customs pilot and frequent international traveler, I must say that the chances of US Customs collecting duty on an undeclared camera are pretty slim. Of course, I am not saying break...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,224
Posted By ktmrider
Have had Leica M film cameras of various types...

Have had Leica M film cameras of various types since 1974 starting with a Leica CL. I have owned every film model up to the M7 but the one I have owned and used the most is the M2.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,993
Posted By ktmrider
Meter or no meter? The best meter Leica ever...

Meter or no meter? The best meter Leica ever made is in the M5 which will be much cheaper then an M6. Yes, it is an odd size but it was the last of the hand assembled M cameras and has the same...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By ktmrider
Tamarkin in US has them listed in stock.

Tamarkin in US has them listed in stock.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By ktmrider
Another vote for the 35f2.8 C-Biogon. It has...

Another vote for the 35f2.8 C-Biogon. It has become my favorite 35 and is possibly the sharpest one made. It is great on my M5 although if I think I might use the M5 for self defense, it wears a...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,732
Posted By ktmrider
Maybe I am a bit obtuse but I don't see the risk...

Maybe I am a bit obtuse but I don't see the risk in traveling to remote locations. If the State Department was objective, no one would live in the US. Several years ago I was in Guatemala trying to...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,691
Posted By ktmrider
My MP240 is one and half years old. My 1958 M2...

My MP240 is one and half years old. My 1958 M2 has been in my possession for four or five years. I would swap it to a friend and use an M5 for awhile. As good as the M5 is, the M2 is my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-06-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By ktmrider
MP240 and M2 or MP240 and FujiX100F.

MP240 and M2 or MP240 and FujiX100F.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,732
Posted By ktmrider
Most countries are safe if you avoid dodgy areas....

Most countries are safe if you avoid dodgy areas. I would go there. What bothers me is how dangerous my home country (USA) has become. Many Americans won't go to Mexico because of the "bandits"...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By ktmrider
So, if price and condition of the cameras is...

So, if price and condition of the cameras is equal, why not get the one with the most features, especially if they can be disabled if you don't use them. I have an MP240 and seldom crimp and have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,087
Posted By ktmrider
And I have to wonder how many XPro2 users are...

And I have to wonder how many XPro2 users are posting negative comments on the XPro3-less then 1%. I suspect most photographers are out shooting and not worrying about a camera who we have only seen...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,087
Posted By ktmrider
I suspect that all the nay saying will have...

I suspect that all the nay saying will have little effect on sales. Nor do I understand how users are saying less capable than the XPro2. Again, not an XPro user but am stunned by the X100F so...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,087
Posted By ktmrider
Have never used the XPro series but I have owned...

Have never used the XPro series but I have owned a couple versions of the X100 and love that camera. It looks to me like they have a winner, especially for those who like the optical viewfinder...
Forum: Travel 09-19-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Have been in the Philippines for a week. It is...

Have been in the Philippines for a week. It is still rainy season so the most important piece of photo equipment is an umbrella purchased last year while trekking around Loch Ness.

I have visited...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By ktmrider
Don't know how it was developed but if the reel...

Don't know how it was developed but if the reel was loaded poorly and the film was touching other film, then developer could not get to the emulsion and could cause shots like this. Shots 4 and 5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 23,392
Posted By ktmrider
I picked up the lens about two weeks ago. It...

I picked up the lens about two weeks ago. It replaced the 50f1.1 Nokton which seems to need a calibration (bought used and not used much). Without the lens hood, there is no blockage of the 50mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-16-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 8,355
Posted By ktmrider
Well, if you compare the performance of the 23mm...

Well, if you compare the performance of the 23mm lens it certainly beats anything Leica markets. Close focus is 2cm while any Leica is 70cm? Don't get me wrong I have been shooting Leica since 1974...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 8,355
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the FujiX100F, Leica MP240, and I left on a...

Well, the FujiX100F, Leica MP240, and I left on a six month round the world trip about five days ago. My starting point is the Philippines and it is still rainy season here. I have carried either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
50f1.2 Nokton to go around the world with me in a...

50f1.2 Nokton to go around the world with me in a few days. The accolades this lens is receiving on the internet are true!
Forum: Travel 09-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am down to seven days before heading out...

Well, I am down to seven days before heading out of Dallas for the Phillipinnes and more scuba diving. Gear has changed as I have an upgraded computer (MacBook Air) and I just ordered a 50f1.2...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
I may be modifying my equipment list. I just...

I may be modifying my equipment list. I just uploaded images to my new computer and noticed many taken with the 50f1.1 were soft, particularly shot wide open at Comicon. I may need to get the lens...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Hate spending money on computers, phones or other...

Hate spending money on computers, phones or other digital gear. I almost bought a 50f1.2 last week to take on this trip even though I own two 50mm lenses for the Leica. My present MacBookPro is six...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Decided to leave the tablet at home and upgrade...

Decided to leave the tablet at home and upgrade my Mac which is6 years old. Have a new. MacBook Air on the way from B&H.
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
I am such an analogue dinosaur. I did not want...

I am such an analogue dinosaur. I did not want to drag my laptop around the world and thought I could use my Cpmpaq tablet. People I have approached at Best Buy say there is no way to go from an...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
As Yokosuka Mike says the FujiX100f would...

As Yokosuka Mike says the FujiX100f would probably fill the bill just fine. However, I figure I should take a Leica or sell it and all seven lenses. The common temptation is to take everything ...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
By the way, the sign on comes from a time when I...

By the way, the sign on comes from a time when I owned two KTM motorcycles and that is long past. I think KTM makes a great bike but dealerships in US are rare. Presently, I ride a BMW GSA 1200 and...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
And on a personal note, I just sold my house in...

And on a personal note, I just sold my house in El Paso and my marriage of 30 years has ended as well. I am 66, healthy with a great retirement income. I enjoy travel (see other posts here) and the...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
I don't really get on with super wide lenses. I...

I don't really get on with super wide lenses. I have owned a 15 and sold it years ago and gave my last 21 away to a young photographer for use on his M3. In fact, I gave serious thought to just...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,664
Posted By ktmrider
Gear for Around the World Trip

I am leaving for a six month or longer trip around the world in less than two weeks. Just for fun I thought I would list the gear going along and some thoughts. Now, I hope to travel for six months...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for all the input. Stephen Gandy says...

Thanks for all the input. Stephen Gandy says the 50f1.2 is different enough and much better than the 50f1.1 to justify getting one. Now I don't really like duplicating focal lengths and have the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By ktmrider
Have 50f1.1 and first version of 35f1.2. I...

Have 50f1.1 and first version of 35f1.2. I suspect that I will not be adding 50f1.2 but keep 50f1.1 and 50 Summicron.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By ktmrider
Nokton 50f1.2 vs 50f1.1

I own the 50f1.1 and wondering if the 50f1.2 is worth purchasing. I am getting ready to travel around the world for 6 months and will definitely be taking a 50 for my MP240. I also own the latest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,207
Posted By ktmrider
M2 with a 35 or 50

M2 with a 35 or 50
Forum: Travel 07-02-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am heading out in two days for a month...

Well, I am heading out in two days for a month with the emphasis on diving. However, it is the wet season so we will be playing it day to day.

I have decided to travel with an M2 and a 50f1.1...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By ktmrider
Have no experience with the XE's but have owned...

Have no experience with the XE's but have owned both the original X100 and now the X100F. If you can live with just the 35 FOV, then the X100F can't be beat. I normally use Leica's and bought the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,006
Posted By ktmrider
I have some what the same problem as I have an...

I have some what the same problem as I have an M2, a medium format Pentax, X100F and MP240. I will be traveling to the Philippines for a month of diving so I plan on taking an action camera and ? ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,827
Posted By ktmrider
Nikonos! You are limited in that you cannot take...

Nikonos! You are limited in that you cannot take photos under 75% of the earths surface.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Again, just to get an idea of the quantity of...

Again, just to get an idea of the quantity of light indoors or someplace sunny 16 does not work, free apps on the I-phone work great.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By ktmrider
Had one and sold it. I prefer a hand held meter,...

Had one and sold it. I prefer a hand held meter, especially for incident light. However, using the VC meter it is easy to forget to set the shutter speed while remembering to set the f stop, at...
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, a lot has happened in my life since the...

Well, a lot has happened in my life since the last post. I have sold my house after 21 years and will be leaving El Paso. My wife of 30 years wants a divorce and she departed last Friday in a Uhaul...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By ktmrider
I have a chrome F with the eye level prism and it...

I have a chrome F with the eye level prism and it works perfectly. Unfortunately, my eyes no longer focus quite as well, especially with the "B" screen which is my favorite. I recently put a really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Have two great meters including a Gossen DigiSix...

Have two great meters including a Gossen DigiSix and a Minolta flash meter but again they are in storage awaiting a move to Alaska. Don't know which box they are in so the app on the phone is great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the tips. I have cancelled the order...

Thanks for the tips. I have cancelled the order for the meter as I had forgotten about the light meter apps for the phone. I don't really need another piece of gear.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By ktmrider
Leica MR4 Meter?

I just swapped my M5 for an M2. The M2 was mine until two years ago when I acquired the M5. My friend with the M2 wanted to try the M5 and I was anxious to get another classic body. We may swap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,795
Posted By ktmrider
Did you like the Fuji X100F? I went through the...

Did you like the Fuji X100F? I went through the reverse of your problem about two months ago. I was looking for a backup for my MP240 for a six month trip around the world this fall and was giving...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By ktmrider
Own a BMW GSA with 80000 miles. Have not owned a...

Own a BMW GSA with 80000 miles. Have not owned a KTM in several years but too lazy to change email. Figure the GSA is good for another 80000 especially if you look at the price of new ones...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By ktmrider
15f4.5 LTM Voightlander and M5

I may be swapping my M5 for an M2 (sold the M2 to a friend a few years ago and swapping because we are bored). My friend had never been bitten by the Leica bug until meeting me. He uses a M2 and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By ktmrider
What do you shoot here? Your style of...

What do you shoot here? Your style of photography will not change much in a different geographic location. I waffle between the 35 and 50 depending on the phase of the moon and I find 21 too wide. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,749
Posted By ktmrider
Cheapest is a chrome Nikon F paired with either...

Cheapest is a chrome Nikon F paired with either the 55f3.5 Micro Nikkor or 50 f1..4 Nikkor while the most expensive is a Leica MP240 paired with 50 Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,657
Posted By ktmrider
I like the M2 better primarily because of the 35...

I like the M2 better primarily because of the 35 frame lines. Other then the viewfinder the differences between it and the M3 are very minor.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By ktmrider
I am actually going to the Philippines for July...

I am actually going to the Philippines for July returning to the US in early August due to a planned motorcycle trip to Sturgis with my sister. I will be leaving for my around the world trip in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
DJI Osmo Action Camera to record my round the...

DJI Osmo Action Camera to record my round the world trip. At $350 it is cheaper then the GoPro Hero 7 and has the same or better features. It was released three days ago.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By ktmrider
Have owned the latest 50 Summicron for twenty...

Have owned the latest 50 Summicron for twenty years or more and I like it. Have owned the Nokton for about six months and have been using it a lot recently. If size becomes a factor, then I would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By ktmrider
Which 50 for Travel?

Oh my god! This is another of those which lenses would you take for travel threads whose answers are as individualistic as the people who answer but with a bit of a twist.

I am getting ready to go...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By ktmrider
Metered M? Consider the M5.

Metered M? Consider the M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By ktmrider
The TTL was the last "new" body I purchased. The...

The TTL was the last "new" body I purchased. The early ones just ate batteries but that should have been corrected by now. And it was barely mentioned that the TTL is 2mm higher then the "classic"....
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ktmrider
Action Cameras? Any Experience or Recommendations?

I am thinking about an action camera to go along on my around the world trip. I have never used one and really have resisted owning one up to now. I don't do a lot with video on either my MP240 or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
I just purchased a very nice ONA leather strap on...

I just purchased a very nice ONA leather strap on sale for MP240 in chocolate brown. Am moving the Gordy's combo wrist/shoulder strap from MP240 to FujiX100F. The leather Gordy's uses is a bit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,782
Posted By ktmrider
Amazing, a great super fast 50 that does not cost...

Amazing, a great super fast 50 that does not cost $10000. How is it possible?
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Bill Clark-one of my friends who retired as a...

Bill Clark-one of my friends who retired as a colonel from the Marines met his wife at a bar in Olongopo. Been married over 30 years. Sometimes economic circumstances may force women into work they...
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Does anyone know how hard it is to get find film...

Does anyone know how hard it is to get find film (color print) or get it developed in either Manilla or Cebu? I enjoy film but I have either a MP240 or X100f for ease of travel.
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
There are aerodynamic advantages to the tandem...

There are aerodynamic advantages to the tandem rotor design. The last Marine CH46 was put in the boneyard about three years ago. Now the only tandem helo still flying to my knowledge is the Army...
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Philippines?

I have a chance to go to the Philippines in July. Ten days will be devoted to diving but can add a week before and even a week after the trip. Someone mentioned diving with whale sharks and I think...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
I was asked earlier on the thread how life was...

I was asked earlier on the thread how life was with the FujiX100F and all I can say is the MP240 has not been out once. As much as I enjoy the MP240 and rangefinder focusing, the X100F is amazing,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,603
Posted By ktmrider
28-80 and 70-200

28-80 and 70-200
Forum: Travel 04-27-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Yes, I know about the "volunteer" organizations...

Yes, I know about the "volunteer" organizations that charge a couple thousand dollars for room and board. I am looking at Habitat for Humanity which seems pretty legitimate.


My trip is shaping up...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By ktmrider
Make me an offer.

Make me an offer.
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By ktmrider
Stange Bedfellows-Have You Had a Similar Experience?

I am leaving El Paso later this week on a motorcycle trip to the East Coast (DC) and New York City. Then I will swing through Pittsburg visiting a friend who used to shoot for NATIONAL GEO before...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I really don't need another film camera. ...

Well, I really don't need another film camera. If anyone is interested, send me a PM. I will make sure everything works before selling.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By ktmrider
WOW, I just looked on eBay at Yashica T4's. It...

WOW, I just looked on eBay at Yashica T4's. It seems the average price is about $500. I actually rescued it off the garage sale table my wife held last weekend. We would probably have taken $5.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I packed up most of my film for the move...

Well, I packed up most of my film for the move but it seems like I need to go over to storage and dig out a couple cassette of TriX and give it a quick shoot to make sure everything is working.

I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By ktmrider
Yashica T4?

We are clearing house as we are getting ready to move to Alaska. Anyway, I found a Yashica T4 in one of my wife's drawers. Now I remember buying it for her perhaps in the early 1990's and I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By ktmrider
Yashica T4?

We are clearing house as we are getting ready to move to Alaska. Anyway, I found a Yeshiva T4 in one of my wife's drawers. Now I remember buying it for her perhaps in the early 1990's and I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
Posted By ktmrider
I never owned an M8 but M9. I purchased a mint...

I never owned an M8 but M9. I purchased a mint MP240 about 15 months ago and really enjoy it. Leica finally entered the modern digital age with the M240 with live view, focus assist and video.

The...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
The MP240 is my current digital Leica. I have...

The MP240 is my current digital Leica. I have owned it about 15 months purchasing it used from Classic Connection. I have absolutely no desire to get an M10 which may be a step backward (no video)....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By ktmrider
Am traveling this fall with an MP240 and X100F. ...

Am traveling this fall with an MP240 and X100F. The jpegs out of the X100F are so good I may leave the MP240 at home. I honestly hate sitting at a computer doing photoshop. I really like the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By ktmrider
Have done the following since my 60th birthday: ...

Have done the following since my 60th birthday: Camino de Santiago from Portugal, West Highland Way, Coast to Coast across England, and most recently 80 miles around Loch Ness.
I would make sure I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-04-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
I have a mint MP240 I purchased about 15 months...

I have a mint MP240 I purchased about 15 months ago from Classic Connection. I was talking to Tamarkin and they say that the introduction of the Q2 has really caused a price drop in all Leica M...
Forum: Travel 04-03-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
I appreciate all the suggestions. I don't have...

I appreciate all the suggestions. I don't have to be back in six months or even a year. I have been looking at volunteer opportunities in Nepal, India, and Thailand for 3-6 months and may do...
Forum: Travel 04-02-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I purchased the X100F as my backup to my...

Well, I purchased the X100F as my backup to my MP240. I will not be getting a GR3 as I decided I wanted a viewfinder, 35 FOV and built in flash. I had owned the original X100 and loved it. My...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-01-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 8,355
Posted By ktmrider
So much easier to carry any version of the X100...

So much easier to carry any version of the X100 (had the original back in 2011 and just purchased the F) then any Leica digital. I have an MP240 and it and the X100F are going around the world with...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I have been to Africa a few times as well...

Well, I have been to Africa a few times as well as working out of Latin America and the Caribbean doing drug interdiction as a US Customs pilot. One of the purposes of this trip is to go to...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Huss: I agree 90% of the time as I don't collect...

Huss: I agree 90% of the time as I don't collect cameras (although there are a few in the cabinet I have not used in awhile). There is just a small part of me that says just take one and the...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
So, I see B&H has both auxiliary lenses available...

So, I see B&H has both auxiliary lenses available (turns the 35 FOV into 28 and 50 equivalents) used for about $250 each for the X100F. New they are usually $349 each. Have read good reviews of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-31-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 13,704
Posted By ktmrider
Leica offers a very nice manual focus experience.

Leica offers a very nice manual focus experience.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 13,704
Posted By ktmrider
I just picked up a X100F as a second digital...

I just picked up a X100F as a second digital camera for a trip around the world and I like it so much I am thinking of selling the Leica MP240. God, what is there not to like?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
I may have posted earlier but I purchased a mint...

I may have posted earlier but I purchased a mint black MP240 about a year ago. It has been used and not babied. I don't normally care about things like red dots but I like the plain black finish...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I have picked up a few cheap accessories...

Well, I have picked up a few cheap accessories (extra battery, screen protector, UV filter) for the X100F and I am stunned at the images from this little camera. Of course, I owned and loved the...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the schedule will only be finalized once I...

Well, the schedule will only be finalized once I buy a RTW ticket as you must pick flights and dates and changing them can cost quite a bit. However, I have looked at pay as you go flights which...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
Ya, I am very happy with the FujiX100F. I used...

Ya, I am very happy with the FujiX100F. I used the original and loved it. I guess it came down to wanting a viewfinder, a built in flash and preferring the 35 FOV. I am still exploring the owner's...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, the country list is far from finalized or...

Well, the country list is far from finalized or complete. I have been to Thailand half a dozen times, toured Cambodia with my daughter a few years ago, motorcycled through Laos on a Honda 250, took...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Have a Lenovo 11.5" enroute for my RTW trip. It...

Have a Lenovo 11.5" enroute for my RTW trip. It weighs less than 2.6 lbs and purchased it on the recommendation of a friend who may be the greatest computer nerd in the world.

Also, I just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
A mint FujiX100F from B&H for backup for the...

A mint FujiX100F from B&H for backup for the MP240 for an upcoming trip around the world. I almost went with a new Ricoh GR3 but the 35 FOV, amazing viewfinder and built in flash won me over to the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
I hate to admit it but after all the indecision...

I hate to admit it but after all the indecision over the GR2 vs GR3, I ended up with a mint X100F from B&H. I remember how well I liked the original X100, really wanted a viewfinder and flash, and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
Why purchase a Leica and leave it at home? I was...

Why purchase a Leica and leave it at home? I was torn between the GR2 and GR3 and the X100F. I traveled to Nepal and Peru years ago with the original X100 and really liked the camera but it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
I have changed my mind on the backup. Have...

I have changed my mind on the backup. Have decided on a GR3 (latest and greatest) instead of a GR2. Battery life can be handled with an extra battery but wish it had flash. Can't have everything.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
Although my trip is six months away and I will...

Although my trip is six months away and I will change my mind on what gear to carry dozens of times, I am presently leaning toward the MP240 with 35f2.8, 50 Summicron and 90 Tele Elmarit M. The...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
I was really tempted to get the GR3 but...

I was really tempted to get the GR3 but remembering that the X70 worked just fine with 16 megapixels and that I never needed a optical viewfinder with it (walked over two hundred miles across England...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Hopefully, this post marks the end of my...

Hopefully, this post marks the end of my indecision about GR2 and GR3. I did not feel good about dropping $1000 for a GR3 as the last thing I need is another camera but I wanted some type of small...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Well, B&H is expecting a shipment of GR3 on...

Well, B&H is expecting a shipment of GR3 on Monday March 18. I have placed my order on hold as I would like to play with one in a store before having to spend $25-40 on return shipping if I decide...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-14-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I am still debating which digital to get...

Well, I am still debating which digital to get for my trip around the world this fall. However, it is no longer between the GR2 and GR3. Now it is between the GR3 and X100F.

I had the original...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Flash fill is the argument for the GR2. It would...

Flash fill is the argument for the GR2. It would be nice if which ever unit I purchase would also work on the MP240. Flash fill is actually something I very seldom use but it is nice for portraits...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
The main reason I want a flash is for flash fill...

The main reason I want a flash is for flash fill outside. Had some very harsh lighting at my daughters wedding which I used the MP240. If anyone is also a Leica user, it would be nice if is also...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Round the World This Fall-Suggestions?

I am in the initial stages of planning a 4-6 month round the world trip. I will probably be leaving at the end of September (airfares drop significantly). I have no ties left in the US (selling...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
My hemming and hawing on gear drives my wife nuts...

My hemming and hawing on gear drives my wife nuts and she could care less. Today, I made a list of features and prices for GR2 and 3, X100F, Lumix 100 Mk2, and Fuji XF 10. I even cancelled my GR3...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Forget it. After reviewing GR2 vs GR3 specs, I...

Forget it. After reviewing GR2 vs GR3 specs, I have decided to get the GR3.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,267
Posted By ktmrider
Ricoh GR3 vs GR2

I just preordered a GR3 with B&H but seeing GR2 for $400 cheaper. I plan on using the camera as backup for my MP240 on a trip around the world and to carry when the Leica is too much.

Now I looked...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
Thanks for the input on the optical finder. I...

Thanks for the input on the optical finder. I ordered the GR3 with an extra battery as that seems to be the weak point (about 50% of GR2). I will wait and see as I used the X70 for a couple years...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 23,099
Posted By ktmrider
I have a GR3 on preorder with B&H. I looked...

I have a GR3 on preorder with B&H. I looked seriously at the GR2 a few years ago but ended up the the Fuji X70. Unfortunately, I loaned it to my wife last fall and it did not survive a Scottish...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
The jury is still out on which of the two 35's I...

The jury is still out on which of the two 35's I will be taking around the world. My initial mix was 25, 35 and 90. I am almost convinced to just travel with the 35 and leave the 25 and 90 behind. ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I just preordered a Ricoh GRIII from B&H. ...

Well, I just preordered a Ricoh GRIII from B&H. I have been wanting something to replace the Fuji X70 which was ruined during a trip to Scotland last October. The XF70 does not make it even though...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
As I posted above, I like both 35's. Honestly,...

As I posted above, I like both 35's. Honestly, it depends on which way the wind is blowing as to which lens I want to take. Don't have to decide for about six months.

And I really have enough...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
Since I am trying to go around the world with...

Since I am trying to go around the world with just a carry on backpack, taking a film Leica as a backup is just too much. Presently, my film body is an M5 which is not the most svelte of the Leica...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
As I posted earlier, there are just too many...

As I posted earlier, there are just too many choices. I think some of the urge is GAS which I am trying to resist. And unfortunately there are no camera stores here in El Paso so I have been...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
My problem is neither is really a "bad" lens. I...

My problem is neither is really a "bad" lens. I like and usually use both equally with perhaps the 35f2.8 getting just a bit more use when I don't need the speed of the Nokton.

And on the 35 vs...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
I have always enjoyed the 35f2.8 C Biogon. Reid...

I have always enjoyed the 35f2.8 C Biogon. Reid Reviews has stated it may be the sharpest 35 lens he has tested. However, I have never had any complaints on the 35f1.2 Nokton and have recently read...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
In a moment of weakness, I would be very tempted...

In a moment of weakness, I would be very tempted to throw the 90 Tele Elmarit M into the bag if I end up taking the C Biogon. Or, I could leave the Leica at home and purchase a X100F. God, I am...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,834
Posted By ktmrider
35f1.2 vs 35f2.8 Only Lens on MP240

I posted a few days ago about an upcoming round the world trip and I was looking for advice on a backup camera for my MP240. Now, I am looking for advice on the 35f1.2 vs the 35f2.8 as the 35mm of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
With the state of technology today, there are...

With the state of technology today, there are just too many damm choices. Honestly, there are a lot of great cameras on the market and none would be a mistake. I am attracted to the idea of just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I see that the Ricoh GR3 has just been...

Well, I see that the Ricoh GR3 has just been introduced. I had and loved the FujiX70 until my wife wanted to see if it would survive a Scottish monsoon during our walk around Loch Ness in September...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By ktmrider
Fuji X100F vs XE3 as Backup for MP240

So, I am looking at a 4-6 month trip around the world leaving about Sept or Oct, 2019. I plan on doing a lot of photography and my primary camera is a MP240 and I plan on carrying 25mm 35mm, and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-27-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,794
Posted By ktmrider
Have a MP240 which I purchased used about 14...

Have a MP240 which I purchased used about 14 months ago. It is my only digital and has worked fine. I have no desire to upgrade to an M10. I would recommend a purchase.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,217
Posted By ktmrider
Have only handled a LTM Leica at Red Dot Camera...

Have only handled a LTM Leica at Red Dot Camera for less then five minutes a couple years ago in London. I ordered a 3f and got it yesterday. I will be sending it back as the complexity of use was...
Forum: Travel 01-25-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
So it appears from the posts that there is no...

So it appears from the posts that there is no economic advantage of buying a camera in Japan. In fact, Leica's could be more expensive.

I guess the fun would come from the "hunt".
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Tokyo?

I am looking at a "round the world" trip leaving the US in July or August. If you were going to spend five to seven days in Tokyo, where would you go and what would you do? In what section of Tokyo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,986
Posted By ktmrider
M5 and Nikon F, Two Great Film Cameras

I discovered how great the Nikon F is to use this week after getting a Micro Nikkor from KEH. My film Leica is an M5 purchased from Sherry after she worked her magic on it. It was a black two lug...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,116
Posted By ktmrider
Content in your photos is WAY more important then...

Content in your photos is WAY more important then which lens you choose. If cost is about equal, flip a coin!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
My wife will want to have me committed when she...

My wife will want to have me committed when she finds out I just purchased another film camera: a Leica 3f Red Dial Self Timer with 50f3.5 Elmar. I have owned just about every model of film M's but...
Forum: Travel 01-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By ktmrider
Check out Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh. They...

Check out Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh. They have handled several hiking trips in Scotland and England for me over the last couple years and I have nothing but good things to say. In fact, we are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,971
Posted By ktmrider
55f2.8 Micro Nikkor for $78 from KEH for my Nikon...

55f2.8 Micro Nikkor for $78 from KEH for my Nikon F. It is listed in excellent condition and allows me to exploit an SLR's capabilities over my Leica's.
Forum: Travel 01-14-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Both my wife and I have done several trips to...

Both my wife and I have done several trips to Italy-loved Florence. And Mexico is about two miles from my house and I get down there at least yearly.

If anyone is looking for an amazing...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Well, I just got an email from Absolute Escapes...

Well, I just got an email from Absolute Escapes in Edinburgh and they proposed a five day/50 mile walk in the Lake District. I had told them that I did not want to do the 93 mile hike on their...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,091
Posted By ktmrider
Dave, maybe school vacations are longer in UK but...

Dave, maybe school vacations are longer in UK but my calendar shows Easter as 21 April. My dates for UK would probably be last week of March and first week of April. Do you really think stuff...
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