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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By ramosa
It can be found occasionally on YouTube:...

It can be found occasionally on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/Op_TR2mdzhw
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,992
Posted By ramosa
All, I just stumbled upon this online:...

All,

I just stumbled upon this online: https://www.dxomark.com/leica-q-2-sensor-review/

Like some others, I’m not overly sold in DXO ratings, but it may interest some here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By ramosa
Hmmm ... :bang:... But he was a supremely...

Hmmm ... :bang:... But he was a supremely talented photographer who had an incredible impact on photography--then, now, and in the future.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,348
Posted By ramosa
I find the first picture overexposed and the...

I find the first picture overexposed and the second one underexposed. Not offensively, but noticeably so. With the MM, of course, it’s important to keep a close eye on exposure in terms of the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-20-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,786
Posted By ramosa
Well, if you’re bonkers, so am I. I bought my...

Well, if you’re bonkers, so am I. I bought my second MM in late October 2018, brand new with new sensor. (It is my second MM, the first which was “consumed” by the Leica sensor replacement...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By ramosa
Cool capture there. I remember this scene from...

Cool capture there. I remember this scene from the museum out in SF. Good rendering, too. I have always liked the CCD feel.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,272
Posted By ramosa
Andrew: The M9 is a great camera. I had one and...

Andrew: The M9 is a great camera. I had one and ended up selling it. I later had an M9 Monochrom (a great, great camera), which ended up stuck at Leica forever for sensor replacement, so I traded out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 25,484
Posted By ramosa
1. Leica M6 2. Leica M Monochrom 3. Leica Q 4....

1. Leica M6
2. Leica M Monochrom
3. Leica Q
4. SonyRX1r
5. Leica M7
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 23,082
Posted By ramosa
Weather-proofing and new sensor, and Iíll buy...

Weather-proofing and new sensor, and Iíll buy one. Itís the only pocketable camera that Iíd ever want.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By ramosa
One that you mentioned and that I had and loved...

One that you mentioned and that I had and loved comes to mind. 35/1.4 ASPH was designed by Walter Watz (not Mandler or Karbe).
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,884
Posted By ramosa
Ditto ... mine has been in for a couple...

Ditto ... mine has been in for a couple months--and (arg!) I purchased it NEW late last year. The day it returns will be a good one.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-29-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,401
Posted By ramosa
The 28-35 difference means a lot to some...

The 28-35 difference means a lot to some (including me), but not to others. It'll be interesting to see how you get on with the Q. Aside from the FoV (I can't live at 28), I found the Q to be a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-14-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 10,243
Posted By ramosa
Leica Monochrome vs. Fuji X-Pro2

Cool to see that you're back with an MM1. Over the years, I have read your related website essays and thread comments (and traded a few messages with you). I finally got one a few months ago, also a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,936
Posted By ramosa
Sure, quite a few. Three new bodies: M8, M9, and...

Sure, quite a few. Three new bodies: M8, M9, and Q. And the following new lenses: Super Elmar 18mm, Elmarit 28mm ASPH, Cron 35mm ASPH, Cron 50mm, and Lux 50mm ASPH. I have purchased several lenses...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By ramosa
IMHO, the M8 has the second best B&W images from...

IMHO, the M8 has the second best B&W images from any digital M behind only the MM. There are days I wish I had never sold my M8.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,591
Posted By ramosa
Sounds very Stephen Lee-like, but his related...

Sounds very Stephen Lee-like, but his related ideas got him fired ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,591
Posted By ramosa
Smaller, lighter, with up-to-date censor and...

Smaller, lighter, with up-to-date censor and processor. That's it. I can live without the video and focus peaking, but could also ignore them in practice.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,553
Posted By ramosa
Match Technical bip ... after my old one fell off...

Match Technical bip ... after my old one fell off and escaped into the urbanscape.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By ramosa
I have tried 28 and especially 35 as my go-to...

I have tried 28 and especially 35 as my go-to lens. But I'm reminded again and again that 50 is my sweet spot. 28 is way too wide for me. 35 is much better, but I prefer 50 for everything from street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,484
Posted By ramosa
1) M6 2) M8 3) M9 4) M7 5) RX1 Sent from my...

1) M6
2) M8
3) M9
4) M7
5) RX1


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Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-29-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 18,084
Posted By ramosa
Ok. While I have no interest in a 28mm fixed lens...

Ok. While I have no interest in a 28mm fixed lens camera, I would promptly buy a Q35, Q40, or Q50. Different strokes ...


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 19,143
Posted By ramosa
The Leica I'd like to see is a Q 35mm with CCD.

The Leica I'd like to see is a Q 35mm with CCD.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,965
Posted By ramosa
In my eyes, three factors come to mind: price,...

In my eyes, three factors come to mind: price, haptics, and AE. Per haptics, the M6 Classic is the best of any camera I have ever used.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-04-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 8,009
Posted By ramosa
The X-Pro2 has better IQ than the M9?...

The X-Pro2 has better IQ than the M9? :rolleyes:

(Actually, some would argue that the M9, with its CCD sensor, has the best low-ISO IQ of any camera.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 8,009
Posted By ramosa
Well articulated. Another factor is that there...

Well articulated. Another factor is that there appear to be a series of firmware/hardware problems with the X-Pro2.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 13,367
Posted By ramosa
Original M Monochrom Still a Good Buy?

Yes, dealers have MMs in minty condition at or below $4k. There also are still some new MMs from dealers in the mid-$5k range.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,828
Posted By ramosa
I don't think this question would require...

I don't think this question would require empirical testing. jsrockit is spot on in that, a 50-ish crop of a 28mm lens would retain its innate 28mm DoF properties.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-18-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,102
Posted By ramosa
The essayís four-part approach oversteps some...

The essayís four-part approach oversteps some critical camera characteristics (e.g., functionality and haptics) and has significant problems in application, especially when it comes to size and IQ....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-15-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,454
Posted By ramosa
Indeed, some great work, Jonas. All with Fujis?

Indeed, some great work, Jonas. All with Fujis?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-15-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,454
Posted By ramosa
I'm interested to see if Fuji offers the X100T...

I'm interested to see if Fuji offers the X100T successor this fall. A while back, I read that it may be a 28mm lens, which I would have no interest in. If it were 35mm, it could be of interest. I'm...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
Posted By ramosa
I have had three iPads--and have never gotten the...

I have had three iPads--and have never gotten the Cellular type. It just wouldn't make sense for how I use it. Almost 100% of the time, I'm using it either at home or at work (and there's free...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,757
Posted By ramosa
a one camera case?

Oh, man, I should not have seen this.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,502
Posted By ramosa
While I have had different Leica RFs and assorted...

While I have had different Leica RFs and assorted lenses over the past eight years, I am now down to just a M6 Classic and Cron 50 v5. So there's my answer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 26,692
Posted By ramosa
Very cool to hear. Funny that I didn't think a...

Very cool to hear. Funny that I didn't think a Cron 35mm was right for me when I completed this survey, but now I think it would be.

Vincent: glad the Cron is treating you well! (I know, from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By ramosa
I can't speak to your precise problem. But I have...

I can't speak to your precise problem. But I have had two M6s (both Classics), and the proper destination for film is different. Both loaded fine and worked fine--but the film really needed to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 26,692
Posted By ramosa
Michael: Thank you! I didn't know that I could...

Michael: Thank you! I didn't know that I could click on a poll response--and it would show who voted for it. (After years on RFF, I'm still learning!)

It's interesting to think about it now, with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,774
Posted By ramosa
Haha. I'm not in love with it by any means. I...

Haha. I'm not in love with it by any means. I came upon it a couple years ago, and it sort of challenged me to ponder whether any such graph could well represent the much varied field of social...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 26,692
Posted By ramosa
>> Like how this thread was in "hibernation" for...

>> Like how this thread was in "hibernation" for more than three years--and now back! (I must have voted back then, but can't recall which lens I chose.)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,774
Posted By ramosa
It's interesting how "social documentary...

It's interesting how "social documentary photographers" vary in terms of gradients of street photography, fine art, and photojournalism. Nick Turpin has a chart (see attachment) that stresses these...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,774
Posted By ramosa
Love some of Leiter's work (even though I'm a B&W...

Love some of Leiter's work (even though I'm a B&W guy). Incredible beauty in abstraction.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,774
Posted By ramosa
I love Fan's work, as well. Yea, he's not a Leica...

I love Fan's work, as well. Yea, he's not a Leica shooter, but a great street photographer. He shot the 50mm equivalent via medium format.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,553
Posted By ramosa
Food is good.

Food is good.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-12-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By ramosa
You pushed me to YouTube. Not sure if this is the...

You pushed me to YouTube. Not sure if this is the one you're referring to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47fLwOTYhBc
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,774
Posted By ramosa
Ray Metzker, Trent Parke, Fan Ho ... (though...

Ray Metzker, Trent Parke, Fan Ho ... (though their ordering varies across the years)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By ramosa
Let me add a few refinements. Frank also shot a...

Let me add a few refinements. Frank also shot a lot at 50mm, as did Burri. (In fact, at least one of Burri's classic images [Men on a rooftop] was taken with a 180mm!). Finally, Koudelka's greatest...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By ramosa
My first photos (with new cameras) are normally...

My first photos (with new cameras) are normally of exotic things like lamp shades ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By ramosa
Good price, indeed. Where'd you buy it? (I'm...

Good price, indeed. Where'd you buy it? (I'm guessing there's a good story here.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By ramosa
I haven't been using Ms for nearly as long as...

I haven't been using Ms for nearly as long as you, but I went from M8 to M6 Classic to M9 to M7 ... and finally back to M6 Classic. The Classic has everything I need (e.g., metering) and no more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 709
Views: 82,031
Posted By ramosa
Leica M5... good choice?

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Erik: beautiful image. It really shows how the Lux 35 can be a great traditional street lens--as compared to its other (and different) usage as a playful dreamy lens when shot at f2.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,906
Posted By ramosa
Good luck with your M3. Even if you don't get...

Good luck with your M3. Even if you don't get along well with film, you can always resell the camera--and, IMHO, will have still had an incredible film experience. Film types? I shoot Tri-X (and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,016
Posted By ramosa
I have never used the Canon, but the Cron 50 is...

I have never used the Canon, but the Cron 50 is my favorite lens ever. I actually had a Cron 50 v5, then sold it to get a Lux 50 asph, but then sold it to get another Cron 50 v5. IMHO, the Cron 50...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 10,107
Posted By ramosa
Well observed :)

Well observed :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,965
Posted By ramosa
I had an M6 Classic (a few years ago) and then M7...

I had an M6 Classic (a few years ago) and then M7 (about 1.5 years ago). Recently, I purchased another M6 Classic. It is the primo RF for me (though I have never used an M5). I didn't need the M7's...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 10,107
Posted By ramosa
The M6 Classic is my favorite camera all time. I...

The M6 Classic is my favorite camera all time. I had M6-M9--and then recently returned to the M6 Classic. The size and weight are perfect IMHO, and it has everything I need (e.g., light meter), but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 4,057
Posted By ramosa
It seems the normal go-to FoVs are between...

It seems the normal go-to FoVs are between 28mm-50mm (especially for documentary or street photography). Within that range, one can become more comfortable with a certain FoV with months of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,186
Posted By ramosa
Version 2-4 Cron. (The V1 is great, but costly.)...

Version 2-4 Cron. (The V1 is great, but costly.)

I have spent too much time over the years Googling about the various pre-ASPH 35mm Crons, including how they compare to the now-old ASPH. I think,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By ramosa
I'd love to have a Summaron 2.8, but I clearly...

I'd love to have a Summaron 2.8, but I clearly missed the years when it was an underpriced and under-loved lens. Still a great lens (as well as the 3.5), but no longer "a Leica steal."
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,816
Posted By ramosa
For some M5 inspiration, check out Junku's...

For some M5 inspiration, check out Junku's stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,696
Posted By ramosa
The Pakon is the one that tempts me. Super fast...

The Pakon is the one that tempts me. Super fast and super easy scans (aside from the fact that you need to use Windows XP via virtual software). And good for prints up to 11x14.

I hope there's one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By ramosa
Yes, there have been changes to the lens, but I...

Yes, there have been changes to the lens, but I haven't found any sample images or comparison yet. That said, I did find your test quite interesting between the first ASPH and the Summarit (the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By ramosa
I could be wrong, but I think that's the old...

I could be wrong, but I think that's the old ASPH, not the brand new one (per the first picture).
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-19-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,567
Posted By ramosa
Ditto, but, for me, change M2 to M6 :)

Ditto, but, for me, change M2 to M6 :)
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 22,342
Posted By ramosa
Haha. Yes, same with me, too. There is a great...

Haha. Yes, same with me, too. There is a great video that shows Winogrand on the streets shooting. He could really multitask--flirt with women, gaze about high and low, and shoot, cock, shoot like no...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 22,342
Posted By ramosa
Leica Q 2nd edition

I agree, but am not too surprised. It's quite difficult IMHO to make good street photos with a 28mm lens. Some greats can certainly do it (e.g., Parke, Winogrand) and I do see some 28mm images that I...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 22,342
Posted By ramosa
Indeed. My preference order would likely be 50,...

Indeed. My preference order would likely be 50, 40, 35 (but it'd be a wrestling match between 40 and 50).


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Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 22,342
Posted By ramosa
50mm F/2, please.

50mm F/2, please.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By ramosa
I often recommend KEH. They have one M3 listed,...

I often recommend KEH. They have one M3 listed, but it's in "bargain" condition. KEH does tend to be quite conservative in their condition assessments.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By ramosa
I have purchased three Leica film cameras--two...

I have purchased three Leica film cameras--two from eBay and one from RFF. (I also looked at KEH each time, but they didn't have what I was looking for.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,553
Posted By ramosa
15 rolls of Kodak film (10 Tri-x and five Portra)

15 rolls of Kodak film (10 Tri-x and five Portra)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,583
Posted By ramosa
I don't think you'll find a Fuji that you "can...

I don't think you'll find a Fuji that you "can use manually like the m9." Same goes for Sony and others. That's what special about the Leica. Few controls and easy to use manually. Fuji's approach...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-19-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 32,015
Posted By ramosa
M9 and 50 Lux or M8 and 35 Lux! IMO the Nocti is...

M9 and 50 Lux or M8 and 35 Lux! IMO the Nocti is a heavy specialty lens, not something I'd want, especially as a single lens.


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,967
Posted By ramosa
There will be plenty of comments about this if...

There will be plenty of comments about this if you use the search tool.
Forum: Travel 02-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By ramosa
For street photography, try Sixth in the evening...

For street photography, try Sixth in the evening (as suggested above). During the day, though, I prefer the Congress Ave area, including where it intersects with Sixth.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,781
Posted By ramosa
I would definitely get a correct diopter first....

I would definitely get a correct diopter first. After experimenting with that, you could ponder a magnifier.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,087
Posted By ramosa
Two things occur when I have returned to film...

Two things occur when I have returned to film (two different times in recent years): 1) I need to remember--again--how to load film properly; and 2) I am amazed that, at times given the lower ISO...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2016
Replies: 709
Views: 82,031
Posted By ramosa
The M5 is such a quirky, cool camera. Whenever I...

The M5 is such a quirky, cool camera. Whenever I hear mention of it, I think of Junku Nishimura: https://www.flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus/

Great stuff.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-04-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,651
Posted By ramosa
I couldn't have said it better.

I couldn't have said it better.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 16,024
Posted By ramosa
I got to this comment in 2015, but will nominate...

I got to this comment in 2015, but will nominate it for best comment of 2014.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,650
Posted By ramosa
Roger, Anyone who criticizes Leica's focus on...

Roger,

Anyone who criticizes Leica's focus on special editions, including one named after a pseudo-star, is "out of touch"? Now that's funny--and seems rather "out of touch" when considering...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,650
Posted By ramosa
Hmmm ... And that's an indicator of what? Making...

Hmmm ... And that's an indicator of what? Making silly models named after pseudo-stars and selling them all?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2015
Replies: 167
Views: 29,214
Posted By ramosa
Answer: Rarely. Which sucks. If I lived close...

Answer: Rarely.

Which sucks.

If I lived close to a good professional lab OR didn't have young kids (note: the wife won't allow chemicals in the household for that reason), I would definitely still...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 43,481
Posted By ramosa
Despite the plummeting price of the M240, that...

Despite the plummeting price of the M240, that can't be the right answer. I'll go with the M9 ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 11,357
Posted By ramosa
It has gotten really embarrassing, indeed.

It has gotten really embarrassing, indeed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 11,357
Posted By ramosa
Uhoh. It's ok to dream. I do, too, about Leica....

Uhoh. It's ok to dream. I do, too, about Leica. They have just really lost their way in the last few years ... to the point where a digital Leica has no appeal to me.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,650
Posted By ramosa
When did Leica lose touch?

When did Leica lose touch?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,591
Posted By ramosa
And mirror for celebrity preening ...

And mirror for celebrity preening ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 25,591
Posted By ramosa
And larger buffer and quiter shutter ...

And larger buffer and quiter shutter ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 5,886
Posted By ramosa
A camera the size and weight of the M6 that can...

A camera the size and weight of the M6 that can handle the basics just as well ... albeit in digital ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By ramosa
I'm waiting for the Brad Pitt model ;)

I'm waiting for the Brad Pitt model ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,650
Posted By ramosa
Leica silliness. Instead, why not work on...

Leica silliness. Instead, why not work on decreasing the weight of the next M and, perhaps, getting a CCD censor back into it?!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By ramosa
I can't see myself ever getting an M that has...

I can't see myself ever getting an M that has video. Different strokes ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By ramosa
Just tried. Like Google, 0 results ... (Thanks...

Just tried. Like Google, 0 results ... (Thanks though, as I had never heard of tineye ...)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By ramosa
Who shot this image?

Hello All,

I saved this photo a year or so ago on my iPad. I was interested in the tonality. Now, however, I can't recall who the photographer is!

I have tried reverse image search via Google and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By ramosa
28mm + 50mm

28mm + 50mm
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 7,348
Posted By ramosa
"Impressions of sharpness"?

"Impressions of sharpness"?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 7,390
Posted By ramosa
I definitely have liked the M9 color more than...

I definitely have liked the M9 color more than that from the M240. (Of course and as you suggest, others may be able to overcome that much better in PP!)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 7,390
Posted By ramosa
Per the initial post, I had an M8 and loved it,...

Per the initial post, I had an M8 and loved it, especially its b&w rendering. I sold it to get an M9, didn't like its b&w rendering, didn't bond with it, and sold it. I have never been tempted by the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,233
Posted By ramosa
I have used an RD1 and owned an M8. No...

I have used an RD1 and owned an M8. No comparison: M8 wins. In fact, I bonded much more closely with my M8 than my subsequent M9, liking the b&w rendering more.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,041
Posted By ramosa
The M8 and the X Vario have only two things in...

The M8 and the X Vario have only two things in common. They're fine cameras--and are produced by Leica. I would recommend that you think at a deeper level about how you want to shoot and what type of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-29-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,041
Posted By ramosa
Helen, I'm not surprised! While the M-E is a...

Helen,

I'm not surprised! While the M-E is a fine camera, you are film to the core!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By ramosa
Happy B-day, RF. You're one of my two favorites...

Happy B-day, RF. You're one of my two favorites of all time. Thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-07-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 10,331
Posted By ramosa
I have been in your shoes.

Joe,

I think you should consider the following three things when comparing an M9 with multiple lenses to a RX1 with a fixed 35mm lens.

First, of course, will you be happy with just a 35mm lens? So...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-26-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,298
Posted By ramosa
This made me feel young--only because I will move...

This made me feel young--only because I will move up a category later this year ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 5,543
Posted By ramosa
I don't have an active film camera these days,...

I don't have an active film camera these days, but think this is definitely good news. (If I lived anywhere near a professional lab, I would still have an M6.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,832
Posted By ramosa
All are good, but, as the previous poster points...

All are good, but, as the previous poster points out, it depends on what you'll use the lens for, how much you want to spend, whether size and speed matter, etc.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-18-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 23,357
Posted By ramosa
Well, not with the M240 ;)

Well, not with the M240 ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,553
Posted By ramosa
Actually, I'm on a big selling kick, though I did...

Actually, I'm on a big selling kick, though I did just pick up Trent Parke's Minutes to Midnight ... and would like to find a copy of Saul Leiter's Early Color.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,665
Posted By ramosa
Follow up: The book arrived two days ago from...

Follow up: The book arrived two days ago from Powells.com. Great book, great price. But I checked just now before writing this entry, and it's already out-of-stock again.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-20-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,665
Posted By ramosa
Trent Parke's Minutes to Midnight

Hey, I have been wanting to pick of a copy of Trent Parke's Minutes to Midnight. It has been hard to track down, as with his other books. For a while, they had it on the Magnum site, first for $100,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-15-2014
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,591
Posted By ramosa
User: MCTuomey Comments: Mike purchased a soft...

User: MCTuomey
Comments: Mike purchased a soft release from me. Great buyer, communicator, prompt payer. I would definitely buy from or sell to him in the future!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-12-2014
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,591
Posted By ramosa
User: jimkuo Comments: Jim made a purchase from...

User: jimkuo
Comments: Jim made a purchase from me (a diopter). He was a pleasure to work with, including prompt payment, etc. I would definitely buy from or sell to him in the future!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,995
Posted By ramosa
If you're a film user, there's nothing better...

If you're a film user, there's nothing better (IMO) than an M6. The size and ergonomics are unsurpassed. It has everything any film photographer would ever need. (I only gave mine up because I'm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2014
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,687
Posted By ramosa
The M9. Great camera. I hear there's a fine one...

The M9. Great camera. I hear there's a fine one for sale in the classifieds. (OK, it's my own, but it's still a great camera.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 5,854
Posted By ramosa
Thanks for the input. Helen is right--as always....

Thanks for the input. Helen is right--as always. Maybe my idea of 35/50 is more than a bit conventional and uninspiring! I'll hold put for now--and see what it's like to shoot 35/90. As some have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2013
Replies: 290
Views: 22,264
Posted By ramosa
I just have one 50mm lens, but two 35mm lenses....

I just have one 50mm lens, but two 35mm lenses. One 35mm needs to go ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 5,854
Posted By ramosa
Two potential lens combos for the M9

All,

Hey, I've been pondering lenses (again) for my Leica M9. I primarily shoot street photography, along with some family now and then.

Which of the following two lens combinations would you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,553
Posted By ramosa
Cron 35mm v4, plus extra 21504 hood. Had to give...

Cron 35mm v4, plus extra 21504 hood. Had to give it a try.
Forum: Photo Software 06-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By ramosa
Lightroom (plus NIK plugins) is all I use. I had...

Lightroom (plus NIK plugins) is all I use. I had PS and Aperture before, but found that PS was overkill and Aperture was less to my liking than Lightroom. Try to Lightroom trial and see what you...
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,902
Posted By ramosa
I'd take just the 35mm--or the 35mm and 50mm. The...

I'd take just the 35mm--or the 35mm and 50mm. The 25mm would just be too wide for me personally.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,343
Posted By ramosa
Summicron ASPH ... (in my eyes, certainly worse...

Summicron ASPH ... (in my eyes, certainly worse than the Cron v4 and Lux ASPH v1, which are the two others I have used) ...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-25-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By ramosa
Leica Monochrom

Hey, not sure if the Leica Monochrom is still hard to come by. But, if such is the case, B&H has one...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-19-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,942
Posted By ramosa
I agree completely, but was trying to raise the...

I agree completely, but was trying to raise the point that our purchase decisions are often--whether we like it or not--based on what we see others using. I think (or hope) my camera preferences are...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-19-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,942
Posted By ramosa
Would you rather be influenced by what an expert...

Would you rather be influenced by what an expert uses or by what other RFF members use?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,942
Posted By ramosa
Thanks. I guess I had missed that phase. Good to...

Thanks. I guess I had missed that phase. Good to hear he's back to camera he used for so many years (albeit now a digital).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramosa
I tried it. It's pretty incredible. I wonder how...

I tried it. It's pretty incredible. I wonder how the detection system works.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,942
Posted By ramosa
"Returning" to Ricoh? What was he recently using...

"Returning" to Ricoh? What was he recently using that wasn't Ricoh? (I'm not disagreeing--just asking.)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramosa
Thank you so much. I didn't know about google's...

Thank you so much. I didn't know about google's capacity to do that. I'll need to give it a try.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramosa
Still not sure who took the second one, though....

Still not sure who took the second one, though. Any ideas?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramosa
Thank you! Did an extensive Koudelka search and...

Thank you! Did an extensive Koudelka search and found the first one. (I love his work, but didn't connect this image with him, perhaps because it's a bit more abstract.)

First one:

ALBANIA. 1994....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By ramosa
Any idea who the photographer is?

All,

When using my iPad, I often browse the online work of well-known photographers. Then, I'll save a few images to look at later. However, this time, I can't remember who the photographer was! I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
All, Aside from a few glitches (and a nasty...

All,

Aside from a few glitches (and a nasty comment or two), I'd like to thank you for your input on this matter. While it was a simple survey of lens use in a certain situation, it helped me answer...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
"Kind of proves" ... Nuff said.

"Kind of proves" ... Nuff said.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,042
Posted By ramosa
FF means I can choose from the many great 35mm...

FF means I can choose from the many great 35mm lenses and use them at the 35mm FOV, which is my favorite. There are some good 28mm lenses, but they tend to be slower and more costly according to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
Darn! I thought I had all the Leica lenses, but...

Darn! I thought I had all the Leica lenses, but forgot that one. As has been pointed out, I should have had other brand lenses, too. (But it seemed like the system permitted only 12 options ...)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
Aha. I knew you'd choose this one. (As I have...

Aha. I knew you'd choose this one. (As I have told you before, I really like how you paint with this lens.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
Thanks--and my mistake here. I should have added...

Thanks--and my mistake here. I should have added several other lenses (e.g., Zeiss and Voigtlander)! The "other" category is quite common, indeed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-25-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,905
Posted By ramosa
Well done, Dave +++

Well done, Dave +++
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,536
Posted By ramosa
In general, $1000 is a very good price, but...

In general, $1000 is a very good price, but 75,000 actuations is quite a lot. That said, shutter replacements likely cost $400-something these days, which wouldn't be bad.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 10,793
Posted By ramosa
Which 35mm lens for street photography?

All,

There have been lots of related threads over the years. But let's do an updated poll specific to your use of a 35mm lens for street photography on a Leica FF digital rangefinder (i.e., M9, M9P,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,332
Posted By ramosa
It completely depends on how you shoot and what...

It completely depends on how you shoot and what you shoot. I would definitely pick the 35 and 50--or 35 and 90. But I'm not really comfortable with lenses wider than 35mm, which is my mainstay.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-07-2013
Replies: 145
Views: 20,936
Posted By ramosa
Certainly not a representative sample here. While...

Certainly not a representative sample here. While the film industry isn't struggling, film certainly isn't being used more than digital, not even (I would guess) among RFF members.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,927
Posted By ramosa
I use 35-50, plus 90. I primarily use the 35 and...

I use 35-50, plus 90. I primarily use the 35 and will move from there for specific contexts, distances. I find 35mm and 50mm fields of view to be dramatically different. With a 35mm, I shoot people...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By ramosa
i put my M in a bathtub full of water three hours...

i put my M in a bathtub full of water three hours ago. it still looks OK. no patina or anything. (sorry: long day, long week.)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-02-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 11,319
Posted By ramosa
I used Sandisk Extreme 16 GB with no problems.

I used Sandisk Extreme 16 GB with no problems.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,914
Posted By ramosa
Indeed. ;)

Indeed. ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 9,098
Posted By ramosa
Jaap, I agree completely. Part of me is oddly...

Jaap,

I agree completely. Part of me is oddly happy that a Leica sensor was rated well, but I'm still not sure what such a result means ... Much better for me is the chance to use a camera and see...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-01-2013
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,591
Posted By ramosa
User: tlsmith Sold a Leica M8 to Tristan. Great...

User: tlsmith
Sold a Leica M8 to Tristan. Great buyer, making a timely payment and communicating well!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 9,098
Posted By ramosa
It's interesting how for years now, we Leica...

It's interesting how for years now, we Leica users said DxOMark reviews were worthless and didn't really get sensor quality. But now that DxOMark reviews provide a positive impression of a Leica...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,754
Posted By ramosa
I use standard if I'm shooting in A mode, but...

I use standard if I'm shooting in A mode, but soft if I'm shooting in M mode. Why? The soft won't permit locking exposure in A mode.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,427
Posted By ramosa
Selling now is even more difficult than normal, I...

Selling now is even more difficult than normal, I think. There is so much Leica RF flux among users, who are trying to decide from the assorted options (M8, M9, M9P, MM, ME, M). All are imperfect in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,926
Posted By ramosa
M6 with a Cron 35mm IV. (But I'm much more of a...

M6 with a Cron 35mm IV. (But I'm much more of a digital guy.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 4,284
Posted By ramosa
one body and 3 lenses--because I can't afford two...

one body and 3 lenses--because I can't afford two bodies ;) ... (That said, it'd be cool to use two bodies and two lenses--and never have to change lenses.)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By ramosa
Long live CCD!

Long live CCD!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,338
Posted By ramosa
Good decision. That'll give you a solid RF...

Good decision. That'll give you a solid RF experience--and another quality camera especially for higher ISO shooting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,510
Posted By ramosa
I am on several M wait lists, but changed my...

I am on several M wait lists, but changed my course and just picked up an M9. It makes more sense for me in many ways. So time to sell my M8 ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By ramosa
Ditto. The images are too small for me to provide...

Ditto. The images are too small for me to provide any judgment.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 9,196
Posted By ramosa
All, Finally making the change to an M9. I have...

All,

Finally making the change to an M9. I have read this thread about the 1.196 firmware. Is this version recommended by your folks? Some have noted a problem with discreet mode. And, if this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,054
Posted By ramosa
I have an M8 (which I use without UV/IR filters)...

I have an M8 (which I use without UV/IR filters) and it does have a fine B&W rendering, but personally I wouldn't let that deter you from considering an M9 (if that's something you're pondering). The...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-24-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 17,036
Posted By ramosa
Back in April 2012, I had the shutter replaced on...

Back in April 2012, I had the shutter replaced on my M8 (after 20,000 actuations). The cost through Leica NJ was $475. In addition, they'll CLA your camera and provide you with a one-year warranty....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 6,452
Posted By ramosa
Great review and great images. Sean Reid also...

Great review and great images. Sean Reid also posted his current review today (though you need to pay to see that one). Looks like the M will be a great camera. Wish I were higher on a waiting list :(
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,338
Posted By ramosa
These are such different "animals." But I know...

These are such different "animals." But I know how we sometimes make comparisons across camera types. The previous posts have well summed up the pros and cons of each camera. IMO, it would come down...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 7,281
Posted By ramosa
Hmmm ... Not sure how we got to comparing the a99...

Hmmm ... Not sure how we got to comparing the a99 to the legendary M6, but, to me, the size differences are substantial ...

Dimensions of the M6: 138 x 77 x 38. Weight=560 grams.
Dimensions for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,211
Posted By ramosa
I suspect some would prefer if you already had a...

I suspect some would prefer if you already had a price and put a listing in the classifieds. Otherwise, you're likely to generate offers for your camera without paying the normal classified...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 15,511
Posted By ramosa
For me, yes. I can't see myself ever going back...

For me, yes. I can't see myself ever going back to a DSLR, so my options are M8 (which I have), M9, or M. (The MM won't work for me, nor will a film RF.) The new M's imagery seems better than I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 15,511
Posted By ramosa
In contrast, I will be getting the M and then...

In contrast, I will be getting the M and then selling my M8 (or maybe keeping it as a backup). I have played some with the images in LR4 and think they work out fine with simple edits.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By ramosa
One lens: Can't go wrong with the 35mm.

One lens: Can't go wrong with the 35mm.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By ramosa
I hadn't heard of these either. When I saw...

I hadn't heard of these either. When I saw "mythical," I thought it was going to be a Rollei 80mm or a Hex 60mm!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2013
Replies: 507
Views: 196,482
Posted By ramosa
Superb rendering. Vivid with such 3D pop.

Superb rendering. Vivid with such 3D pop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2013
Replies: 507
Views: 196,482
Posted By ramosa
dirk: absolutely love the rendering. you're...

dirk: absolutely love the rendering. you're making me want to dump my 28, 50 and 90 to pick up this lens to go with my 35 lux asph.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 15,386
Posted By ramosa
I have the Cron version previous to the ASPH....

I have the Cron version previous to the ASPH. Although I prefer the 35mm focal length, the Cron 50 has served me well. In fact, I had one, sold it to get a Lux 50 ASPH, but then sold that to get...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-12-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,602
Posted By ramosa
Such differing recommendations--as I would expect...

Such differing recommendations--as I would expect because lens choice and vision are so personal. For me, a 28mm doesn't offer much, while a 35mm is my prime lens of choice. I don't want to have lots...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,158
Posted By ramosa
haha. you made me cackle there. (sounds like my...

haha. you made me cackle there. (sounds like my marriage ;))
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,319
Posted By ramosa
I'm like that, too. I am generally quite easy...

I'm like that, too. I am generally quite easy going, but when I'm slighted by a company, it becomes a lifetime ban. Enjoy the Sony. (While I only use rangefinders now, every now and then I wonder...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,158
Posted By ramosa
If you really want GAS, you could ponder the new...

If you really want GAS, you could ponder the new X100S ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,648
Posted By ramosa
That ad looks rather fishy to me.

That ad looks rather fishy to me.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,310
Posted By ramosa
I started with a Cron latest pre-asph version,...

I started with a Cron latest pre-asph version, moved to a Lux asph, then returned to a Cron latest pre-asph version. For me, the Cron possesses the best set of characteristics, including rendering,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By ramosa
I would ponder what you want to be shooting--film...

I would ponder what you want to be shooting--film or digital--especially in Ecuador. This would entail access to film processing and consideration of what your "clients" will want and in what form....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 10,268
Posted By ramosa
Man, everything I don't like about RFF going on...

Man, everything I don't like about RFF going on in this stream ...

Let me try to change to flow ... Here's an eBay listing for an M9P. I have absolutely no part in the sale--and would have already...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By ramosa
First, your questions seem good. I wouldn't let...

First, your questions seem good. I wouldn't let the battery status be a deal-breaker, as replacements aren't really expensive. (I have had three batteries for my M8, two are like-new in terms of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By ramosa
I haven't used the Biogon or the Nokton, but have...

I haven't used the Biogon or the Nokton, but have some experience with the Cron ASPH--and wasn't overwhelmed by it. I loved the size and ergonomics, but its images didn't have the character I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 6,468
Posted By ramosa
First, sell gear (except for the few...

First, sell gear (except for the few necessities).
Second, sell stocks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,192
Posted By ramosa
Downsize from two M bodies (one film, one...

Downsize from two M bodies (one film, one digital) and four lenses to one M body (digital) and two or three lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,231
Posted By ramosa
Nothing yet ... but maybe an M in the new year :)

Nothing yet ... but maybe an M in the new year :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 5,433
Posted By ramosa
I had the Rollei Planar 80mm f/2.8 HFT--and used...

I had the Rollei Planar 80mm f/2.8 HFT--and used it on my M8. I loved it, but sold it :bang: (I have sold a number of Leica lenses, but this Rollei is the only sale I regret.)
Forum: Photo Software 12-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,313
Posted By ramosa
Two things. First, Time Capsule is the worst...

Two things. First, Time Capsule is the worst Apple device ever. (I have one, but completely gave up on it. Much better and less problematic is getting a simple LaCie external drive.)

Second, I would...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-04-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 5,568
Posted By ramosa
Why am I still using an M8? I'm happy with it....

Why am I still using an M8?

I'm happy with it. (What could be better? Better high ISO, quieter shutter, better LCD, no crop factor.) While the M9 posed an improvement in several of those areas, I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-03-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 20,809
Posted By ramosa
very cool. i'm not a huge daido fan, but i really...

very cool. i'm not a huge daido fan, but i really enjoyed seeing him move on the streets ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By ramosa
indeed, this is definitely a scam. that...

indeed, this is definitely a scam. that collection of gear is worth $2.7K PLUS $10K. (Maybe he forgot the mention the $10K part ;))
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-29-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
Hey, I just checked my records. It cost $475 in...

Hey, I just checked my records. It cost $475 in April (not $375). Pardon my mistake there. However, I would still call Leica NJ and check why the price would have gone up from $475 in April to $1200...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-28-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
Two things: First, as noted earlier in this...

Two things: First, as noted earlier in this thread, I had my M8 shutter replaced by Leica NJ for $375 (and that was in April). Second, I hadn't heard of an M8 to M9P upgrade. Interesting ... Any idea...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By ramosa
That slowness/weakness reminds me of how my M8...

That slowness/weakness reminds me of how my M8 felt before the shutter died. That was earlier this year. I sent it off to Leica NJ for replacement (cost=$475).
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-22-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
actually, i'd be happy if my M8s LCD failed, and...

actually, i'd be happy if my M8s LCD failed, and i could upgrade to the M9 (per the Leica "program") :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-22-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
original. they said that was the only option at...

original. they said that was the only option at the time.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
About two weeks door to door, if I recall. It was...

About two weeks door to door, if I recall. It was slowed a bit, though, because I was out of town--and reach--for a few days when they tried to contact me. Other plusses? They check everything out...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By ramosa
One that's good or bad? ;)

One that's good or bad? ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By ramosa
i have made quite a few 11x17 prints. the M8...

i have made quite a few 11x17 prints. the M8 files work fine at this size.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 7,326
Posted By ramosa
I had my M8 shutter replaced by Leica New Jersey...

I had my M8 shutter replaced by Leica New Jersey in April. It cost $475.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,927
Posted By ramosa
definitely ...

definitely ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-16-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,760
Posted By ramosa
Nothing wrong with the M8, which I have had for...

Nothing wrong with the M8, which I have had for five years. You know the main shortcomings (e.g., shutter sound, performance at higher ISO, cropped image). As has been noted, it does very well in B&W...
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