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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,603
Posted By andyturk
My GAS has was put into remission last month by a...

My GAS has was put into remission last month by a new-to-me 28mm Summicron v1 which I shot in Myanmar over the past couple of weeks. I'm still showing a couple of possible symptoms, but I'll try to...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By andyturk
No hoods for me (usually) unless they're...

No hoods for me (usually) unless they're built-in. I use filters religiously, however.

I also put up with the hood on my 35mm f/1.4 because it flares easily.
Forum: Travel 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,669
Posted By andyturk
Nationalism/politics has its place in art, but I...

Nationalism/politics has its place in art, but I don't think that's what Michael's visit was about. These photos show people who live in circumstances very different than ours, but clearly take pride...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2020
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,349
Posted By andyturk
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438954173_f8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438954173_f80510fd72_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijKyDB)

Mission St., San Francisco
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,906
Posted By andyturk
I bet "8-ELEMENT" will be a common request....

I bet "8-ELEMENT" will be a common request. That's what mine was.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,906
Posted By andyturk
Response #1: Similar things were said about Japan...

Response #1: Similar things were said about Japan 60 years ago. They turned manufacturing prowess into innovation, and the same will happen in China.

Response #2: Attribution, permission and license...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By andyturk
write in: "gaffer tape"

write in: "gaffer tape"
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,751
Posted By andyturk
You might be a little bit mad. ;-) However,...

You might be a little bit mad. ;-) However, they're great cameras. Over the past few weeks I've been printing some images I took with mine back in 2005. The prints look great, even at 6MP.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,906
Posted By andyturk
Hmm, original4 by Ed Schwartzreic is definitely...

Hmm, original4 by Ed Schwartzreic is definitely sharper all around than replica4. Take a look at the detail in the lamp base and also in the lines of the measuring stick.

Sharpness at the edge of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 38,028
Posted By andyturk
Sigh. I just sold my R-D1 a couple of days ago.

Sigh. I just sold my R-D1 a couple of days ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,234
Posted By andyturk
Second favorite photo (because I can't post...

Second favorite photo (because I can't post #1)...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49302257012_47957c6c5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7EXm1)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-30-2019
Replies: 1,765
Views: 447,502
Posted By andyturk
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301478498_90...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301478498_9006da097d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7AXVm)

1/15th, ISO 1600 with help from Silver Efex
Forum: Leica SL 12-30-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,598
Posted By andyturk
I've had an M10-P since the beginning of 2019,...

I've had an M10-P since the beginning of 2019, and it's my primary camera. If I was limited to only one camera body, it'd be an M10. However, I just bought a used SL (and M adapter) specifically for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,906
Posted By andyturk
No more so than saying you drive a "four door"...

No more so than saying you drive a "four door" car, or live in a "three bedroom" house.

Grammatically, I think "8 ELEMENT" is more in line with the other descriptors of the lens: 35mm, f/2.0, which...
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,862
Posted By andyturk
Personally, I'd rather travel with a digital...

Personally, I'd rather travel with a digital camera than film for practical reasons. SD cards are a lot smaller and less susceptible to damage due to heat and moisture.

I spent 18 months traveling...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,906
Posted By andyturk
Is there anything that can be done at the factory...

Is there anything that can be done at the factory to make it easier for us digital M users to add the coding later on?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-10-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By andyturk
I have an M10-P. Regarding the electronic...

I have an M10-P. Regarding the electronic framelines, I much prefer the old, analog lines from earlier Ms because they're visible without the camera being turned on. If the M10-P is in sleep mode and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,256
Posted By andyturk
Even though there's no red dot on the front, I've...

Even though there's no red dot on the front, I've had gaffer tape on my M10-P for a while. It's where I grip the body with my right hand. The cloth tape has just the right amount of stickyness and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-15-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 38,028
Posted By andyturk
I'll miss it for sure. But I haven't shot with...

I'll miss it for sure. But I haven't shot with the Epson in a really long time and I don't want to feel like I'm becoming a collector.

One of my favorite images made with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-10-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 38,028
Posted By andyturk
I added my vote for the R-D1. I've gotten more...

I added my vote for the R-D1. I've gotten more keepers with that camera than all the other camera's I've owned combined (including an M6 and M8). It was terrible in low light, the rangefinder was...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-07-2019
Replies: 1,831
Views: 128,727
Posted By andyturk
For Taipei-metro...

For Taipei-metro ....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46883512845_16d30226c1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eqWfYn)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,195
Posted By andyturk
What do you want for the Domke insert?

What do you want for the Domke insert?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,942
Posted By andyturk
Might it also be that one could associate a...

Might it also be that one could associate a particular focal length with a User Profile?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 7,312
Posted By andyturk
It's a lens that's capable of making stunning...

It's a lens that's capable of making stunning images. The detail (microcontrast?) is excellent. Mine seems to focus well enough although I haven't done a lot of testing with a yardstick.

The main...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By andyturk
One of the warnings seems to imply that they can...

One of the warnings seems to imply that they can actually do repairs. I always assumed that if an out-of-warranty R-D1 had a serious problem, it would basically be a paperweight.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-04-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By andyturk
The rangefinder had gone out in a way that the...

The rangefinder had gone out in a way that the image in the patch seemed to be focused differently than the rest of the viewfinder. It wasn't the usual vertical/horizontal issue and I was worried...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-04-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By andyturk
I showed my Epson and self-timer to some dSLR...

I showed my Epson and self-timer to some dSLR friends. They thought I was nuts for using such antiquated mechanisms. Hand cranks? Manual focusing? Ha!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,521
Posted By andyturk
If you don't get satisfaction from Robert White,...

If you don't get satisfaction from Robert White, try calling Epson support again. Just don't tell them you bought it from the UK. I've returned two of them now and they never asked me for proof of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-31-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By andyturk
Get yourself a set of good screwdrivers and try...

Get yourself a set of good screwdrivers and try it yourself first. I've had 3 R-D1 bodies and they've all required adjustment once in a while. I used to feel frustrated when the rangefinder went out....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By andyturk
I've had the same problem. The R-D1 meter is...

I've had the same problem. The R-D1 meter is fairly sensitive to what's going on at the edges of of the frame. If there's a highlight that's just outside the frame, it might even cause the camera to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By andyturk
ACR does a nice job at auto adjustment, but I've...

ACR does a nice job at auto adjustment, but I've set up mine to show exactly what came out of the camera. If I used exposure bracketing, for instance, I *want* to see three different...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By andyturk
Does ACR show incorrect histograms when you turn...

Does ACR show incorrect histograms when you turn off all the Auto adjustments?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By andyturk
Shooting to the histogram

After a recent workshop I've been trying to get away from relying on the meter and instead use the in-camera histogram to determine the best exposure. I spent two days out shooting with the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-20-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By andyturk
R-D1 framelines are only a rough guide to what...

R-D1 framelines are only a rough guide to what you're framing. When I shoot with a 21mm, I use the corners of the 35mm frame as "rule of thirds" points. That works pretty well, but I never know what...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-20-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,373
Posted By andyturk
M8 and moiré

I've read in several places that the M8 will not have an anti-aliasing filter like most (all?) dSLRs do currently. Instead, Leica will reduce moiré in software.

I'm wondering whether this software...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By andyturk
R-D1 metering woes

The metering on the R-D1 bit me again yesterday. I had a subject ready to go and unfortunately, the framing had a couple of small patches of sky in the corners. I let the camera pick the shutter...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-22-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By andyturk
I currently have both cameras. Knowing what it's...

I currently have both cameras. Knowing what it's like to shoot with a 1DMkII, I think you'd be unhappy with the Epson as your only camera.

Several times I've thought about selling my Canon gear...
Forum: Off Topic 04-10-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By andyturk
Is that an airhead I hear? :D Actually,...

Is that an airhead I hear? :D

Actually, rangefinders go well with motorcycle travel becuase they take up less room in the bags and tend to be much more solid than their SLR brethren.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-31-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By andyturk
I had the same problem as well on my first R-D1...

I had the same problem as well on my first R-D1 which I returned to Epson. I don't know what causes it, but the problem occurred on three different SD cards.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 10,097
Posted By andyturk
A friend of mine turned me on to Moleskine and...

A friend of mine turned me on to Moleskine and I'm hooked now. For what it's worth, the exterior pocket on the Domke F-5XB...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By andyturk
Zing...

Zing (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=search&Q=&b=330&a=0&a=282_2225&mnp=0.0&mxp=0.0&shs=&ci=187&ac=&Submit.x=9&Submit.y=13) has some really nice neoprene pouches that are the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-24-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By andyturk
I just took the screwdrivers to my camera with...

I just took the screwdrivers to my camera with very nice results. The rangefinder's vertical alignment is spot on and the horizontal is good enough so I can focus a 75mm lens at F2. It does take...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,279
Posted By andyturk
I just sent my second R-D1 back to Indiana today...

I just sent my second R-D1 back to Indiana today for another round of "Epson Roulette."
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By andyturk
To add insult to injury... my first R-D1 would...

To add insult to injury... my first R-D1 would come up with totally black frames even when the lens cap *wasn't* on.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,279
Posted By andyturk
Yes, I'm in the USA and I sent my original camera...

Yes, I'm in the USA and I sent my original camera to Indiana (the people on the phone were Canadian though).

I'm not sure how to find the firmware versions. How does one do that?

The replacement...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By andyturk
I sent out 004600 and got back 001871...

I sent out 004600 and got back 001871 today.

Incidentally, I've noticed several posts where people have been shy about giving the full serial number of their camera. Why is that? It's not a great...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,279
Posted By andyturk
I just got 001871 back as an exchange for my...

I just got 001871 back as an exchange for my original body, 004600. The new one looks unused. It's got bunch of hot pixels as shown by a 1 second exposure at ISO 1600 with a lens cap mounted. The...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By andyturk
I agree on the underexposure issue--at least in...

I agree on the underexposure issue--at least in high contrast compositions. What I've noticed is that if there's even a tiny patch of backlighting (e.g., a bright cloudy sky) in the frame, the rest...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-13-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,279
Posted By andyturk
That's pretty much the process that I went...

That's pretty much the process that I went through. When I made the initial contact, the rep said my laundry list of problems included a couple that would justify returning the camera. I don't know...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By andyturk
Nope. I sent my 004600 in for repairs a couple...

Nope.

I sent my 004600 in for repairs a couple of weeks ago. We'll see what I get back.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-03-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,883
Posted By andyturk
I sent mine off last week. I guess that means we...

I sent mine off last week. I guess that means we qualify for the "waiting for the mail?" thread.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2006
Replies: 140
Views: 6,377
Posted By andyturk
Excellent post! Are the differences only due to...

Excellent post! Are the differences only due to the lenses? If so, you might have captured the elusive "glow" on the right-hand shot.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-23-2005
Replies: 52
Views: 3,843
Posted By andyturk
One. 46xx six months No

One.


46xx


six months


No
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-23-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By andyturk
Gripes and Hopes: Living with the R-D1

Ever since the the D30 came out, I've been a Canon dSLR user. I held onto that body for a while but eventually upgraded to a 1D Mk II, which I still have. The 1D is a fantastic camera, but it's huge....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-18-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By andyturk
Even without a strong highlight, filters can...

Even without a strong highlight, filters can cause flare. On this image, the bright red of the dude is echoed in a faint red patch on the left of the frame as a reflection (of light bouncing off the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2005
Replies: 42
Views: 1,840
Posted By andyturk
Yes and no. I caught a bad case of GAS after...

Yes and no. I caught a bad case of GAS after borrowing a friend's M6 one weekend. As a result, I picked up a used one and have been shooting film again for the first time in quite a while.

I do like...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By andyturk
I only shoot raw because with .jpgs I see a lot...

I only shoot raw because with .jpgs I see a lot of hot/dead pixels. Raw mode maps them out automatically and produces a cleaner image. I believe the film settings don't apply to raw images, so I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By andyturk
How would you guys compare the Hexanon 35/2 to...

How would you guys compare the Hexanon 35/2 to the new Zeiss Biogon 35/2?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-11-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By andyturk
Old-time film die-hards might accept a digital M...

Old-time film die-hards might accept a digital M without a screen, but anyone who's actually used a modern digital camera would want the LCD. It's useful for chimping and also as an ice-breaker in...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By andyturk
Do you think it's a fixable problem or something...

Do you think it's a fixable problem or something that requires replacement?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By andyturk
Question Jumping focus patch

I noticed a very curious thing today while trying to figure out whether the focusing patch on my R-D1 was vertically aligned: on the first exposure after moving the focus ring on a lens, the patch...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-28-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 2,470
Posted By andyturk
How many pixels is "too many?"

How many pixels is "too many?"
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-26-2005
Replies: 41
Views: 2,707
Posted By andyturk
The 1.5x factor of the Epson really isn't bad at...

The 1.5x factor of the Epson really isn't bad at all if you stick a nice 21mm lens in front of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By andyturk
Yup. I suppose it's easy to get the numbers out...

Yup. I suppose it's easy to get the numbers out of sync since there's no indication of the serial number on the sealed inner box.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-23-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By andyturk
My R-D1 body came with a different serial number...

My R-D1 body came with a different serial number than the sticker on the outer box. That happen to anyone else?
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