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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,462
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks Photomoof, I have started taking regular...

Thanks Photomoof,
I have started taking regular lunch break walks, looking for the beauty in the ordinary.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,462
Posted By Kwesi
My unmet need is time. I work as an architectural...

My unmet need is time. I work as an architectural photographer. I would like more time to pursue my personal work.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,462
Posted By Kwesi
From your subsequent posts/responses it appears...

From your subsequent posts/responses it appears "success" on your terms is an unmet need for you. FWIW your work is very good and follows in the tradition of the masters while staying contemporary....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,242
Posted By Kwesi
Weren't you just contemplating a switch to the...

Weren't you just contemplating a switch to the M9P? And why is your camera at Solms? In the grand scheme of things having to pay approximately one tenth of the cost of the camera to replace the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By Kwesi
Thank you. Lately whenever I'm in NYC I try to...

Thank you.
Lately whenever I'm in NYC I try to visit the Bronx. Now I feel like I have a better understanding.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,565
Posted By Kwesi
Sounds like you bought a lens that came with a...

Sounds like you bought a lens that came with a greatly reduced price camera.
Why not just sell the camera at a small profit with a statement the speeds will benefit from a CLA.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,242
Posted By Kwesi
You should show them your receipts. Are you...

You should show them your receipts.
Are you certain it's not sensor corrosion? I had mine replaced for corrosion. Post an image if you are uncertain.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,242
Posted By Kwesi
Sorry to hear this. 1- if you have the camera...

Sorry to hear this.
1- if you have the camera with you, take some pictures a f16 at a clear sky or wall and look at the image on screen. post here if you need a second opinion.
2 - if its a scratch,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,460
Posted By Kwesi
At this point the Leica M type 240 has been in...

At this point the Leica M type 240 has been in production for 3 years and the model is nearing the end of its product cycle. Looking back, we all thought it would be called M10.
It wasn't. Most of...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-24-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 17,511
Posted By Kwesi
"The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler...

"The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler Hello, my name is Ken Wheeler,... My aim is to give no nonsense simplex tips and tricks advice, and helpful information on a very broad spectrum of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Kwesi
Interesting. I think you need another M240 in...

Interesting. I think you need another M240 in your test set up to be able to make any generalized conclusions. Still, a lot of M240 owners underexpose their files so according to your findings the...
Forum: Leica SL 09-22-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 11,101
Posted By Kwesi
I think the SLR style body is seen as...

I think the SLR style body is seen as "professional" by amateurs hence the very popular Sony A7 and Fuji XT1.
Looks like Leica is cashing in on this trend. I'm curious what similarities the image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By Kwesi
The M8 batteries are of a lower capacity than the...

The M8 batteries are of a lower capacity than the M9 ones. Usable for sure but remember the m9 shuts down when you are at 25% battery capacity. Regarding wether the M9 is a wise buy or not,
I would...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,727
Posted By Kwesi
I would suggest the 50/1.4 ASPH. as your firs...

I would suggest the 50/1.4 ASPH. as your firs lens. This will make your M-P substantially different from the X100. Also focusing and framing is optimized for the 50. All told a great way to immerse...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Kwesi
I use it quite often on road trips that are 2hrs...

I use it quite often on road trips that are 2hrs or longer. Because my power supply shuts off when the car is not running, I Only charge when I'm driving for at least 2hrs so as not to interrupt the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By Kwesi
That's awesome! My concern was that at 36k...

That's awesome! My concern was that at 36k chances are the original battery could use a back up.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By Kwesi
36k is well used. What else comes with it? Extra...

36k is well used. What else comes with it? Extra battery, grip, case? Also check that rangefinder is aligned.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,887
Posted By Kwesi
You lost your argument by choosing to describe...

You lost your argument by choosing to describe the photo.
And quite frankly the image depicts the act of surrender, not a state of homelessness.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,887
Posted By Kwesi
Very powerful stuff, her story. Would you be...

Very powerful stuff, her story. Would you be interested in documenting her transition back to "normalcy"?
Love the "T" on her cap. nice tie in with Trump
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,417
Posted By Kwesi
For all you know the finder was in the box and...

For all you know the finder was in the box and not listed in the email.
the smart thing to do would have been to wait and open the package and see.
if the there was no finder in box B&H would have...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 09-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By Kwesi
Interesting article. The article concludes that...

Interesting article. The article concludes that Sony does this simply because that's how it's always done it in its consumer grade cameras. Perhaps it's time for those who are expecting more from...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By Kwesi
Does your rangefinder patch appear to be out of...

Does your rangefinder patch appear to be out of alignment at infinity?
If so there is a small adjustment tool you can buy for future calibration.
Very easy you first remove the logo or the screw if...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-31-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By Kwesi
Not really I use 2 32gb Sandisk 95mb/sec cards...

Not really I use 2 32gb Sandisk 95mb/sec cards exclusively.
the issue is that with the M240, the bigger the card the longer it takes the camera to be ready to shoot from when you first turn it on....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By Kwesi
The link you provided rates Sandisk cards, among...

The link you provided rates Sandisk cards, among others, very highly for use in the M240.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By Kwesi
interesting. What do you find to be better about...

interesting. What do you find to be better about the 1000X compared to the 600x?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,781
Posted By Kwesi
I would be very wary of a $3000 M240. It's either...

I would be very wary of a $3000 M240. It's either been abused or is a scam. Just did a search and none came up at that price. Overall used Leica prices are low in the U.S. . Not sure why but I think...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By Kwesi
This is not an M9 issue. It's a well documented...

This is not an M9 issue. It's a well documented M240 issue. The best way to mitigate this is to follow Jaap's advice above regarding SD Formatter. The only advice I would add is:
After formatting...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,781
Posted By Kwesi
If your primary reason for buying a camera is to...

If your primary reason for buying a camera is to at least make your money back when you sell
Then you should only be considering older cameras with an established resale value.
Regarding the M240...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By Kwesi
What fun! love your descriptions and observations.

What fun!
love your descriptions and observations.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,156
Posted By Kwesi
In some cultures taping is pretentious...in...

In some cultures taping is pretentious...in others it is a mark of humility. In either case it's never about the camera
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,156
Posted By Kwesi
interesting responses - keep em coming. I...

interesting responses - keep em coming.

I always thought it was something the young "artist" did.
You know, as a way of proclaiming " i am much better than this camera"
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By Kwesi
I think its important to remember that the...

I think its important to remember that the "SmartPhone" is really a multifunction communication device in search of an umbrella name. As such its no more a phone as it is a camera per se. That being...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
For those customers Leica makes a variety of...

For those customers Leica makes a variety of cameras that they will find attractive - The allure of the Leica M on the other hand is that its a bit like a musical instrument in that although it may...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
Agreed! I think to turn the M to a mainstream...

Agreed!
I think to turn the M to a mainstream camera would diminish its appeal.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
I personally don't see a need to change to an EVF...

I personally don't see a need to change to an EVF and auto focus.
There are countless other brands to choose from that offer that.
I find the M line to be a respite from all that and am willing to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
So the question is if Leica were to lower its...

So the question is if Leica were to lower its prices, would the increase in sales revenue more than make up for the price cut, or would there be less demand because it's now considered affordable by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-08-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
Lets not kid ourselves here. Leica does have a...

Lets not kid ourselves here.
Leica does have a healthy upcharge when they rebrand 3rd party items.
On the other hand i think Leica should be applauded for doing what they can recently to keep their...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-07-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Kwesi
Not going to happen. Leica has succesfully...

Not going to happen.
Leica has succesfully positioned as the antidote to the uber automated camera.
Why mess with that success?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,672
Posted By Kwesi
Unfortunately i dont use multi-field view on my...

Unfortunately i dont use multi-field view on my M240 so i can't give you a comparison.
My suggestion would be that if this is how you primarily use the camera then i would return it and try another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,625
Posted By Kwesi
All these "honestly brassed" Leica photos should...

All these "honestly brassed" Leica photos should be a great reminder that nothing ruins a good photographer like GAS
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By Kwesi
Have you tried resetting to default setting in...

Have you tried resetting to default setting in menu?
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-03-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,325
Posted By Kwesi
Thank you Godfrey. My highlights for...

Thank you Godfrey. My highlights for emphasis.
It really is that simple.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-03-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,325
Posted By Kwesi
Irrefutable proof that there is absolutely no...

Irrefutable proof that there is absolutely no difference between film and digital can be found here.
Enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ3fjQa5Hls
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-02-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks! Very insightful.

Thanks! Very insightful.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,325
Posted By Kwesi
The OP has very wisely left the room-so here is...

The OP has very wisely left the room-so here is some advice that will never be read.

The value of a camera lies in the images you make with it and the joy derived during that process. Cameras are...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 7,198
Posted By Kwesi
Leica just wants to make sure that sharpness and...

Leica just wants to make sure that sharpness and color closely mimic the current M9
output. Reading between the lines, it won't be identical, but it will be pretty darn close. Who knows they may...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 7,198
Posted By Kwesi
That's quite a commitment! 😀

That's quite a commitment! 😀
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-30-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 7,198
Posted By Kwesi
My thinking is that if demand is strong for the...

My thinking is that if demand is strong for the current M-E then it may continue with the new CCD sensor but you won't see a new M body with CCD, there just isn't high enough demand.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-22-2015
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,445
Posted By Kwesi
Just came home with 50 Photographs by Jessica...

Just came home with 50 Photographs by Jessica Lange
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By Kwesi
Given that wifi, zoom and nfc is becoming...

Given that wifi, zoom and nfc is becoming standard in cameras at this price point, this is going to be a tough sell.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-18-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks for the explanation/analysis Aristophanes,...

Thanks for the explanation/analysis Aristophanes, It goes a long way in understanding Leica's M Premium price/Luxury market positioning and also their need for product diversification.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-18-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
Tom and Stephen, the real crux of this thread is...

Tom and Stephen, the real crux of this thread is , if Kobayashi San had a change of heart would his team be able to achieve the design directive stated in bold letters above?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-17-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
The other factors to consider are economies of...

The other factors to consider are economies of scale. Given the very small market for digital rangefinders, i think this is virtually non-existent. What this means for Cosina is that they can't...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
Two very interesting viewpoints

Two very interesting viewpoints
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
My gut feeling is the current business model is...

My gut feeling is the current business model is working quite well so they don't really have an incentive to rock the boat.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
Mikhail, For most people who became interested in...

Mikhail,
For most people who became interested in photography after 2000 ( birth of the APC-C sensor) the 16mm lens remains a 16. For those of us who shot 35mm film for years before that, the camera...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,071
Posted By Kwesi
Cosina is quite happy selling great lenses to...

Cosina is quite happy selling great lenses to Leica users at irresistible prices. There is no real gain to get into a price war with Leica on digital bodies and also take on all the headaches that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By Kwesi
No you are not insane at all. You have been...

No you are not insane at all. You have been underwhelmed by the M240 for a while now.
My suggestion would be
1: to rent or try an MM at your store and bring home files to look at.
2: sell your...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-12-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,451
Posted By Kwesi
problem is, he doesn't get that we get it.:) It...

problem is, he doesn't get that we get it.:)
It does get mind numbingly dull after a while doesn't?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,451
Posted By Kwesi
Back on topic, before this thread completely...

Back on topic, before this thread completely implodes, The Q is Gorgeous.
Its a Leica, Its a premium product, and like other premium products it commands a premium price.
And lastly, no, a nikon...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,451
Posted By Kwesi
Pretty good Plan - if shot more 28 i would be...

Pretty good Plan - if shot more 28 i would be right behind you in line
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,451
Posted By Kwesi
I love the Day Bag. Too bad its not M sized

I love the Day Bag. Too bad its not M sized
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,451
Posted By Kwesi
This bodes well for the next M. I love the color...

This bodes well for the next M.
I love the color output, ( feels like a conscious return to the M9) the potential ISO range, who knows?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks for the link Brian, Nice to get a peek...

Thanks for the link Brian,
Nice to get a peek inside Magnum.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,510
Posted By Kwesi
it should :) ok, no one likes a wise guy :angel:

it should :)
ok, no one likes a wise guy :angel:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,510
Posted By Kwesi
I don't think that's why. I think Leica wants to...

I don't think that's why. I think Leica wants to be known as the " Think Different" camera brand. They have done the math and figured out they can sell enough at their price to make a modest profit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,510
Posted By Kwesi
I may have to eat my words:o

I may have to eat my words:o
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,280
Posted By Kwesi
Great article. Have been on the fence but...

Great article. Have been on the fence but definitely considering jumping in- especially after reading this. Thanks
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,510
Posted By Kwesi
Agreed. I dont think theres much demand for a...

Agreed.
I dont think theres much demand for a fixed 28. Its just too wide.
I doubt Leica would go that route.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-30-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 12,118
Posted By Kwesi
The M8 has a well deserved place in Leica...

The M8 has a well deserved place in Leica history. That alone will make it collectible. does that make it a classic? IMHO, no. The M3, M6 and M9 are classics.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-28-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,563
Posted By Kwesi
I haven't used my Xpro in a while but I believe...

I haven't used my Xpro in a while but I believe both Astia and Provia are very "gentle" profiles.
Astia is warmer and meant for skin tones while Provia is more neutral.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-27-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,869
Posted By Kwesi
Wink Boils down to this - 1. Each camera has anAPS-C...

Boils down to this -
1. Each camera has anAPS-C sensor
Lens choices - Zoom or fixed? if Fixed, slow or fast?

Thats about it! once you answer those basic questions you can then choose the model that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,806
Posted By Kwesi
Fuji XPro1 - for reminding me how integral the...

Fuji XPro1 - for reminding me how integral the Leica M is to my process.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-16-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,565
Posted By Kwesi
I simply love the implicaiton/insinuation that...

I simply love the implicaiton/insinuation that you - an absolute photographic nobody - are better than Winogrand.

To the rest of the forum, my apologies for feeding the troll.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-14-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,205
Posted By Kwesi
Don't know what the price differential between...

Don't know what the price differential between used M240 and discounted ME is in Europe but unless its at least 2000 Euros, i would take the M240.
It really doesn't make much sense to buy a new ME...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-13-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,565
Posted By Kwesi
Ko.Fe, Just as in this thread, there were many...

Ko.Fe, Just as in this thread, there were many photographers in Winogrand's time who simply didn't understand what motivated him.
Winogrand once flippantly mentioned that he photographed just to see...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-04-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,632
Posted By Kwesi
You should shoot with what moves you the most. If...

You should shoot with what moves you the most. If you have the time and passion for film (analog) workflow then embrace it.
I find that i do my best work when my camera disappears and i essentially...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,532
Posted By Kwesi
Great article. This begs the question-Is...

Great article.
This begs the question-Is instagram street photography a subculture or is it The current culture of the genre. if so is the photographic print or book now obsolete?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,974
Posted By Kwesi
This statement would still be true if "the nice...

This statement would still be true if "the nice lady at the counter" only had 5 batteries to begin with. :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-30-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 69,100
Posted By Kwesi
I have a sneaking suspicion that you are...

I have a sneaking suspicion that you are experienced enough as a photographer to be able to answer this question for your self
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,632
Posted By Kwesi
As long as the M9 isn't cramping your style, i...

As long as the M9 isn't cramping your style, i would keep using it. Let Leica worry about the corrosion issue.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,632
Posted By Kwesi
I think the upgrade is worth it - especially if...

I think the upgrade is worth it - especially if you find yourself questioning wether to bring the M9 along because of potential low light levels - like in a pub or restaurant or planning to be out...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,833
Posted By Kwesi
Keith, I think that Leica's intent wasn't to...

Keith,
I think that Leica's intent wasn't to create a camera that only the well heeled could afford but rather in order be able to afford to test the concept this was the least number of cameras they...
Forum: RFF News 04-19-2015
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
That would be ideal but unfortunately the...

That would be ideal but unfortunately the benefits of a CMOS sensor are too great to ignore in creating a system camera. So my sense is that what we are most likely to see in the next M is a default...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 32,900
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks Bobby, About halfway into my trip, my the...

Thanks Bobby,
About halfway into my trip, my the focussing collar on my brand new 50 started to wobble so set aside and started using the 90 as my main lens. This is one of those times where having...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 32,900
Posted By Kwesi
Ybor City, Tampa, FL USA

M240 with 90 Elmarit-M
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,182
Posted By Kwesi
Keith, I have a radical idea:) Try your hand at...

Keith,
I have a radical idea:)
Try your hand at making very short (15-20 seconds max) films that have color as its main subject with your M240. You may find yourself enjoying the new medium and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,744
Posted By Kwesi
Love it! Hopefully so will my Swiss Army...

Love it!
Hopefully so will my Swiss Army watch:)

Honestly though, i think the last thing Leica needs right now is advice from us.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,744
Posted By Kwesi
Glad to hear that. looking forward to your...

Glad to hear that.
looking forward to your debriefing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,744
Posted By Kwesi
They actually do - those who have demonstrated an...

They actually do - those who have demonstrated an ability to buy new equipment.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,744
Posted By Kwesi
Raid, I hear you. The problem is that the vast...

Raid,
I hear you.
The problem is that the vast majority of the folks who responded to your poll don't buy new Leica equipment.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,744
Posted By Kwesi
I wouldn't change a thing about the Leica M. Its...

I wouldn't change a thing about the Leica M.
Its all about the "experience" - Market the living daylights out of "the experience". not from a historical perspective but as an antidote to the present...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By Kwesi
Youxin Ye gets my vote. I would either call or...

Youxin Ye gets my vote. I would either call or email him first and describe the problem. I have worked with him a few times now and he is very fast, honest and knows his stuff.
DAG has a stellar...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 26,413
Posted By Kwesi
I think at this point it's safe to say that Fuji...

I think at this point it's safe to say that Fuji has essentially sidelined the xpro 1.
In fairness to them, they were busy building a brand new system.
I do agree with Kuzano that fuji's pricing...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-06-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kwesi
Smile Having doubles of every file seems like an...

Having doubles of every file seems like an incredible amount of clutter.

My suggestion to the "my in camera jpegs are amazing" crowd is :

1 - Shoot Raw only
2 - Buy Lightroom, Its cheap and very...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-06-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kwesi
Chances are you could easily tweak the jpeg...

Chances are you could easily tweak the jpeg settings in your EOS M to give you something more "Fuji" like.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,142
Posted By Kwesi
The answer is quite simple - PRICE the APS-C...

The answer is quite simple - PRICE
the APS-C price point for bodies and lenses are at the top end of what enthusiasts are wiling to pay. Offer them a full frame system at the same price point and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-01-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,759
Posted By Kwesi
With a Leica M there is very little difference in...

With a Leica M there is very little difference in operation and the sense of satisfaction one gets wether its a film or digital M. So it really boils down to which post capture process are you most...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By Kwesi
The interiors could provide a counterpoint- sort...

The interiors could provide a counterpoint- sort of a peek inside the shell. Especially if there are no people.
I agree that your writing is an integral part of the "story". I could hear the bar...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By Kwesi
Interesting background information and great...

Interesting background information and great images. Are you also shooting during the day?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,794
Posted By Kwesi
i would go for a late model used M7. things to...

i would go for a late model used M7. things to look for:
Optical dx reader, MP finder.
Great camera and very much like an M9
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-16-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
I think it's was just lucky timing on my part....

I think it's was just lucky timing on my part.
I'm sure the wait is longer now after the announcement.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-16-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
It was replaced under goodwill warranty. This...

It was replaced under goodwill warranty.
This was before the announcement.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-16-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
My turnaround time was one week.

My turnaround time was one week.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-16-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 23,561
Posted By Kwesi
All we really need is a camera that has its own...

All we really need is a camera that has its own internet connection and an ability to downsize and send media to social media and other destinations on the fly.
Many prosumer camera buyers would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-14-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
I stand corrected Huss, Glad to hear you are...

I stand corrected Huss,
Glad to hear you are going to give the M240 a try. I did the same and haven't looked back.
By the way, have you had a chance to read the article "THE GREAT DEBATE: CCD VS....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-14-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
Huss is the only actual owner expressing...

Huss is the only actual owner expressing dissatisfaction in this thread.
And he isn't even an affected owner.

Nothing wrong with that - just a reality check:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
I think the short answer is no. The goal has been...

I think the short answer is no.
The goal has been to find a suitable replacement cover glass.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
In the interest of full disclosure, I went...

In the interest of full disclosure, I went through the same process as you.
My M9P sensor was replaced the week of the Leica announcement. I sold it in good conscience knowing it had been given a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,758
Posted By Kwesi
Huss, I hear you and I feel your pain. But! You...

Huss,
I hear you and I feel your pain.
But! You need to take control of this. even if Leica came up with a corrosion free sensor tomorrow it would not be offered to you at no cost because you don't...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,532
Posted By Kwesi
I think that as wonderful as it is to know that...

I think that as wonderful as it is to know that 80% of RFFers own at least 1 Leica camera, from the CEO's perspective, the questions are:
A- how many are likely to buy a new Leica camera?
And
B- if...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,532
Posted By Kwesi
Is he a Leica photographer?

Is he a Leica photographer?
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-11-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 26,439
Posted By Kwesi
As always, "Nicely done Raid!"

As always, "Nicely done Raid!"
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,405
Posted By Kwesi
Rob, I don't think you understood me. my response...

Rob,
I don't think you understood me.
my response was to Victors response to my post.
The idea is that you buy a new M for about 7.5k use it for 3 years , sell or trade for 4k towards the next new...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,405
Posted By Kwesi
Victor, I have to admit your numbers are more...

Victor, I have to admit your numbers are more realistic than mine.
I honestly don't have a problem spending $100/month to own the latest M for the entirety of its 3 year cycle as "latest M". Its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,405
Posted By Kwesi
Did you actually just equate these two events? Or...

Did you actually just equate these two events? Or are you just starved for attention?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,405
Posted By Kwesi
Talk is cheap Ned, Prove that you are really...

Talk is cheap Ned,
Prove that you are really pissed off by selling your M9.:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 11,405
Posted By Kwesi
This bit of " conventional wisdom" seems to come...

This bit of " conventional wisdom" seems to come up quite often here on RFF.

1- A used film MP sells for about $2500. That's about 50% off its new price even its only a year old. Obviously film...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,586
Posted By Kwesi
Leica and the Leica special edition bashers, the...

Leica and the Leica special edition bashers, the most wonderful of dysfunctional marriages.
Carry on, nothing to see here. Yesterday M60, today Correspondent Edition. Tomorrow ,who knows?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,534
Posted By Kwesi
September 2015

September 2015
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-27-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,810
Posted By Kwesi
Bravo Photomoof, I think Everyone posting images...

Bravo Photomoof,
I think Everyone posting images to this thread should take this advice to heart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,546
Posted By Kwesi
Raid, I would suggest practicing with your zoom...

Raid, I would suggest practicing with your zoom in an environment similar to the one you are about to encounter. Also try adjusting your ISO upwards to see what "your" acceptable upper limit is to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,586
Posted By Kwesi
Except when the sentence includes...

Except when the sentence includes "Leica"
Forum: Travel 02-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By Kwesi
Provincetown and the nearby dunes are wonderful...

Provincetown and the nearby dunes are wonderful and still quiet in May.
Look at Callahan and Meyerowitwz work on the Cape for inspiration.
Forum: RFF News 02-14-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 12,363
Posted By Kwesi
The very idea of cloud storage is based on long...

The very idea of cloud storage is based on long term retrieval of data. It's very survival depends on there being a solution to this problem. Cloud storage is here to stay.
Forum: RFF News 02-14-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 12,363
Posted By Kwesi
The key word here is "worried". I disagree with...

The key word here is "worried".
I disagree with him.
The very fact that there are fee based cloud storage services implies that the digital item being stored must continue to be available to the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Kwesi
you might find philip lorca dicorcia's street...

you might find philip lorca dicorcia's street work good grist for the mill
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,202
Posted By Kwesi
Not going to happen. The ghost of the M5 still...

Not going to happen.
The ghost of the M5 still roams the halls at Wetzlar.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
Bravo! I had mentioned earlier that a user...

Bravo!
I had mentioned earlier that a user review along with some images would be nice. No pressure of course. just curious about little things like what does the M button do? Enquiring RFF minds...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kwesi
No it shouldn't be. I was hoping the culprit was...

No it shouldn't be. I was hoping the culprit was a compressed DNG file throwing away the data needed for the subtle gradations in the sky. Perhaps reducing the contrast in lightroom might help this...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-08-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
Thank you for your wonderful response Godfrey,...

Thank you for your wonderful response Godfrey, and congrats on your soon to arrive M240-P. Looking forward to seeing some of your urban landscape series with it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,492
Posted By Kwesi
Raid, this looks like the results of a compressed...

Raid, this looks like the results of a compressed file. Are you shooting uncompressed DNGs?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By Kwesi
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
In a funny way functionally,the M Edition 60 is...

In a funny way functionally,the M Edition 60 is the digital equivalent of the Leica MA. a standard edition should be priced about the same as the M type 240 same as M7,MP, MA are pretty equally...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
Congratulations! I played with one briefly at the...

Congratulations!
I played with one briefly at the Leica store Soho. After you've used it for a while perhaps you could give us a mini review/M240 comparison.

Kwesi
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
If it's being collected to be displayed like a...

If it's being collected to be displayed like a painting or a vase. It doesn't matter wether it's a film or digital camera.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,792
Posted By Kwesi
Wink Way too much energy expended here already on...

Way too much energy expended here already on defining, justifying, rationalizing "street photography". You, the collective you, either get it or you don't. you either shoot it or you don't. Stop...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By Kwesi
Huss, great argument. Only issue I have is you...

Huss, great argument. Only issue I have is you can't really set your emotions aside when you buy a Leica. Given that, the size of the premium doesn't really matter.
The real question is would you buy...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-27-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 28,692
Posted By Kwesi
Unlike the M8/9, to the best of my knowledge...

Unlike the M8/9, to the best of my knowledge there is no way to accurately determine the number of shutter actuations on an M240.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-27-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
You chose a great time of day for your shoot!...

You chose a great time of day for your shoot! Both images are very inviting.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,098
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks for the link Raid, a very interesting...

Thanks for the link Raid, a very interesting glimpse into this person's life of triumph through adversity.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 49,993
Posted By Kwesi
My wish is for a full frame camera that can give...

My wish is for a full frame camera that can give me 3200 ISO that looks no worse than today's 400.
That would allow me to work indoors at around 125th of a second with decent depth of field. My job...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 49,993
Posted By Kwesi
I was afraid of that. I instinctively chose...

I was afraid of that.
I instinctively chose option 1 although I do enjoy shooting indoors with available light. Funny thing is even though I still have an Xpro 1 I always reached for my M9 when...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 49,993
Posted By Kwesi
Assuming that is base (noise free) ISO for both...

Assuming that is base (noise free) ISO for both cameras, the higher ISO camera can be used with ND filters during the day and removed when indoors. Making it a more versatile camera.
FWIW I chose...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
It is a tough choice to make but having owned...

It is a tough choice to make but having owned both cameras, I would suggest you get the M240.
It's what I am currently using. It is more versatile so you will get more use out of it if it's your...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
Not sure how familiar you are with the M9 sensor....

Not sure how familiar you are with the M9 sensor. It's. Rey unique in hat its output is tuned to give you neutral yet rich colors with deep shadows that are quite manageable in post if one chooses....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,318
Posted By Kwesi
Not quite accurate Lukitas, check out post#12. I...

Not quite accurate Lukitas, check out post#12. I Just wasn't aware that I was being daring. I do find it hard to believe that anyone that uses the word "terrorist" in a conversation or article on...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-22-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 11,016
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks Joe! I did miss Stephen's post. Looking...

Thanks Joe!
I did miss Stephen's post. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,318
Posted By Kwesi
I have always thought it odd that photographers...

I have always thought it odd that photographers come under suspicion when Google earth is available and any terrorist who is " casing the joint" is smart enough to do so without a camera.
I think...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
Posted By Kwesi
Not sure if this is your issue but there seems to...

Not sure if this is your issue but there seems to be potential for physical damage using the X2 crds with M9 cameras.

"Eye-Fi has received reports that the Leica M9 may experience physical damage...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
Posted By Kwesi
Hope it works. Once the "official formatting" is...

Hope it works. Once the "official formatting" is done format it using the m9 menu , the light version is fine, before proceeding to use the card.
Also any chane that a piece of debris got in the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-21-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 11,016
Posted By Kwesi
dont know if this particular thread is alive or...

dont know if this particular thread is alive or not but we don't seem to be getting any closer to figuring out wether a street photography forum is a possibility
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
Posted By Kwesi
Try using the SD Formatter to format your card...

Try using the SD Formatter to format your card first
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
Don't worry if they don't have the latest Mac os version. The latest one they have will work.

Also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kwesi
Great question! I think it all depends on how...

Great question!
I think it all depends on how price sensitive Leica thinks its goods are so lets all send them a message buy taking advantage of those rebates :)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-20-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,220
Posted By Kwesi
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2015
Replies: 316
Views: 73,036
Posted By Kwesi
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,329
Posted By Kwesi
just a quick note to bump this thread back to...

just a quick note to bump this thread back to life.

To Mods and the powers that be, how do we get a "street photography" forum going?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-19-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Kwesi
just saw it on Saturday. I highly recommend this...

just saw it on Saturday.
I highly recommend this to anyone within driving distance. This is a brilliant, emotionally taught and intellectual tour de force of a show! One leaves the show wondering...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,868
Posted By Kwesi
This photo reminds me of a fine armagnac;) Enjoy!

This photo reminds me of a fine armagnac;)
Enjoy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,329
Posted By Kwesi
I think that some structure is a good thing. It...

I think that some structure is a good thing. It could be something as simple as " you must post images to participate". "No gear talk".
Not wedded to any of these in particular but the thread needs...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 43,177
Posted By Kwesi
Agreed! For me that's the M240. your work with...

Agreed! For me that's the M240.
your work with the Monochrom always strikes a chord within me.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 43,177
Posted By Kwesi
Nah! We RFFers are just a bunch of old fogies who...

Nah! We RFFers are just a bunch of old fogies who like old cameras :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Kwesi
Wonderful blog! Thanks for taking us through this...

Wonderful blog! Thanks for taking us through this building.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2015
Replies: 136
Views: 37,689
Posted By Kwesi
I think its interesting that the M Typ 240 is...

I think its interesting that the M Typ 240 is considered a favorite camera in this poll but is not considered a good value in the concurrent "best value" poll. The Epson RD1 cameras are considered...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By Kwesi
Jeicob, Given the implied tension between the...

Jeicob,
Given the implied tension between the shadow and its owner, the title is interesting.
Perhaps you would like to explain your title and photograph further. I'm also interested in knowing why...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2015
Replies: 136
Views: 37,689
Posted By Kwesi
M240 - because your favorite M is the one in you...

M240 - because your favorite M is the one in you are currently using :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
Thank you for the reading material Will, looking...

Thank you for the reading material Will, looking forward to diving in.

Kwesi
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-06-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
its really too bad that the ccd sensor isn't or...

its really too bad that the ccd sensor isn't or can't be developed further in terms of higher ISO. I wonder if it's consumer driven. Expectation of live view and movies in cameras.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-05-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 26,439
Posted By Kwesi
Bravo Raid, Thanks for taking the time to be a...

Bravo Raid,
Thanks for taking the time to be a voice for all of us.
Its very much appreciated.

Kwesi
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 5,856
Posted By Kwesi
The Thumbs up is perfect with the Leica half...

The Thumbs up is perfect with the Leica half case. I have had both for about a week now.
I had the Arte di Mano half case with the Thumb grip for the M9 and loved it.
sadly they dont make one for the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 9,789
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks a lot for sharing this!

Thanks a lot for sharing this!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-25-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By Kwesi
I'm going to go ut on a limb here and say the top...

I'm going to go ut on a limb here and say the top image is the M240 file with the bottom being the M-E. My main reason being that overall the M240 files have a warmer color balance that the M-E and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Kwesi
Cheers to All!! Godfrey and Dirk, thanks for...

Cheers to All!!
Godfrey and Dirk, thanks for getting us in the spirit!

Kwesi
Forum: RFF News 12-21-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
Huss, If you are really interested in the trade...

Huss,
If you are really interested in the trade in, call Leica NJ. and have a chat with them about your camera and how long it will take them to evaluate and give you an offer.
I think if you agree...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-21-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
I know Rich, I know;) I tried to steer it back...

I know Rich, I know;)
I tried to steer it back but the force was too strong:D

I was looking forward to a spirited critique/comparison of the two articles
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,297
Posted By Kwesi
Well yes and no, They are going down in price so...

Well yes and no,
They are going down in price so quickly because you have nervous manufacturers who attempt to make the biggest return on their investment within the first 3 months of introduction,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-17-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,781
Posted By Kwesi
What if the new Nikon came with a fixed 24-85...

What if the new Nikon came with a fixed 24-85 manual zoom AF lens at 1699?
would you consider it a homerun?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-17-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,781
Posted By Kwesi
Agreed, competition is good for all. I don't see...

Agreed, competition is good for all.
I don't see how nikon would come inat the low end(1200) pricewise when they are really competing with Sony and Leica. I see them using their name recognition to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-17-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,781
Posted By Kwesi
First of all this is still just a rumor. That...

First of all this is still just a rumor. That being said I am glad Nikon is joining the party at the deep end. The sub 35 full frame is very crowded at the moment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,328
Posted By Kwesi
If you are in the States and are buying used...

If you are in the States and are buying used leica online, I would very strongly recommend KEH. they are very conservative with their ratings, reasonably priced and have a very generous return...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,328
Posted By Kwesi
Best way to cure GAS is to start at the top...

Best way to cure GAS is to start at the top :)!!
Go for the 50 cron, theres a reason why the design hasn't really changed in over 30 years!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 12,962
Posted By Kwesi
I couldn't agree more. It took Fuji way too long...

I couldn't agree more.
It took Fuji way too long to figure this out. Instead they depended on their Marketing department to hype the XTrans Sensor.
Sigma may never figure this out and the price of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
Ah yes! ye olde RFF film v. digital debate rears...

Ah yes! ye olde RFF film v. digital debate rears its head once again:)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
In fairness to the OP, lets try to get back on...

In fairness to the OP, lets try to get back on topic
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
Thanks for posting the link. What a well thought...

Thanks for posting the link.
What a well thought out and concise rebuttal to the Jonathan Jones article.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
Okay so if you made a photograph without pressing...

Okay so if you made a photograph without pressing a button, would the resulting image then, for you, qualify as art?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By Kwesi
By the same token, the act of touching a brush to...

By the same token, the act of touching a brush to canvas is not art.

If I may quote you, "It's the process of setting up a stage, directing a model, reading the light, deciding what it the right...
Forum: RFF News 12-11-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
if you are referring to post #93 above, I am hard...

if you are referring to post #93 above, I am hard pressed to find anything that can be construed as insulting to you there, However please accept my apologies if you feel insulted.
Forum: RFF News 12-11-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
For what its worth, I do respect the fact that...

For what its worth, I do respect the fact that you have very strong negative feelings regarding digital Leica M cameras.
All I'm saying is that from where I stand there is more emotion than...
Forum: RFF News 12-11-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
As long as that discussion is restricted to those...

As long as that discussion is restricted to those Leica cameras and their associated accessories.

Having briefly owned an M9 in the distant past does not make you an authority on Leica digital M...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,465
Posted By Kwesi
I currently own an M9-P. If I were to buy a used...

I currently own an M9-P. If I were to buy a used one today it would have to be a CPO unit or recently serviced by Leica with papers to prove it.
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 48,746
Posted By Kwesi
So who's got your trust now? Your rant sounds a...

So who's got your trust now?
Your rant sounds a bit naive. I hear that you feel burned. But if you think that only Leica is capable of that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 96,991
Posted By Kwesi
What happens is: If your replaced sensor is...

What happens is:

If your replaced sensor is still fine then you are ok and don't need it.
At some point if your replaced sensor is showing signs of the "corrosion " problem they will again replace...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By Kwesi
Why are you looking at it? Why do you feel its...

Why are you looking at it?
Why do you feel its important to share it?

For me a. it affirms my existence. b. i want to leave a record that i lived, and c. i want to create an image that strikes a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 13,494
Posted By Kwesi
"Photographs can be powerful, beautiful, and...

"Photographs can be powerful, beautiful, and capture the immediacy of a moment like nothing else. But they make poor art when hung on a wall like paintings" - Jonathan Jones.

This is the rather...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5,528
Posted By Kwesi
If you are looking for a strap and case combo...

If you are looking for a strap and case combo then, Arte di Mano.
If Strap only, then Harry Benz.
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-08-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 10,169
Posted By Kwesi
How about a Fuji X100? You could trade an XE for...

How about a Fuji X100? You could trade an XE for one. That would bring you much closer to the rf shooting experience than an RX1.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,470
Posted By Kwesi
Wow! That's quite the crystal ball you've got...

Wow! That's quite the crystal ball you've got there. If I were you I'd buy a lottery ticket.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-31-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,439
Posted By Kwesi
I agree- its a no-brainer. there really is no...

I agree- its a no-brainer.
there really is no reason why Sony wouldn't make a full frame XE-2 clone.
Its just a matter of changing the form factor of an existing line up (A7 series)
It would cement...
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