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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,135
Posted By Stephen G
Maybe they can combine Russian quality with...

Maybe they can combine Russian quality with German prices
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,636
Posted By Stephen G
I've shot the MS Optics 35/1.4 Apoqualia on film...

I've shot the MS Optics 35/1.4 Apoqualia on film & digital..

Here's some film

Kodak Pro 100
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4246/33975981213_d0a33772c8_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By Stephen G
Funny I had M8, then M240.. sold it and went to...

Funny I had M8, then M240.. sold it and went to film for a year.
The M7 is really a very nice camera. And for glasses wearers the 0.58x finder is nice.

Maybe I'll catch the M10 at a deal when the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stephen G
I generally find the best condition gear from...

I generally find the best condition gear from Japanese sellers on eBay.
And being in NY, items from Japan often gets here faster than some domestic sellers who take their sweet time getting to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 14,804
Posted By Stephen G
Looks good. I'm still waiting on mine to ship..

Looks good.
I'm still waiting on mine to ship..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 4,986
Posted By Stephen G
I like it for what it is, but it is not film that...

I like it for what it is, but it is not film that is going to give you true color, sharpness, high DR, etc..

I joke that it makes every hour into golden hour..


Some examples I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By Stephen G
I love GSP because I don't have to go to post...

I love GSP because I don't have to go to post office & deal with customs forms.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By Stephen G
I've been watching SL prices and been surprised...

I've been watching SL prices and been surprised just how cheaper it is outside US.. and it's pricing versus M10. In some markets, SL cost > M10 cost, in other markets, the opposite. There is little...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By Stephen G
Popflash and other stores sometimes sell "demo"...

Popflash and other stores sometimes sell "demo" units with full warranty that I think are just silent discounts / workaround Leica enforced MSRP. I got a Leica Q this way, and there was absolutely...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,950
Posted By Stephen G
Yes, but for $20,000 I buy the coffee!

Yes, but for $20,000 I buy the coffee!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-13-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,950
Posted By Stephen G
I will. I sent them a link to my kickstarter. I...

I will.
I sent them a link to my kickstarter.
I need $500,000 to setup my production line to start shipping sensors @ $500/piece.
Don't worry I have all the kinks worked out in my POC, and lots of...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,343
Posted By Stephen G
It would be sad to see them go, or be subsumed by...

It would be sad to see them go, or be subsumed by Sony
I've always preferred them over Canon, probably as they are more of a pure-player imaging company rather than it being 1 of many product...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,609
Posted By Stephen G
Would be cool to see them partner with Ricoh,...

Would be cool to see them partner with Ricoh, since they also like to make esoteric kit.. Remember the GXR?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,771
Posted By Stephen G
Thanks! Was a fun day.

Thanks!
Was a fun day.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,771
Posted By Stephen G
From...

From NY

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/395/31640382273_aa2ec6d52f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QcXeji)
L1050014 (https://flic.kr/p/QcXeji) by Steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,375
Posted By Stephen G
Looks like its not for me.. will now wait for...

Looks like its not for me.. will now wait for newly created rumor QL haha
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-14-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 9,664
Posted By Stephen G
There's quite a thread on another forum about...

There's quite a thread on another forum about Leica (lack of) Service
http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica/59271-leica-service-4.html

Quite disappointing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,118
Posted By Stephen G
MS-Optics Apoqualia-G 35/1.4

Some images from this lens I picked up in Tokyo.
Wide open has lots of character, stopped down quite sharp.. a fun small lens to play with.

Wide open portrait...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 13,732
Posted By Stephen G
Was able to pickup the MS Optics x Map Camera...

Was able to pickup the MS Optics x Map Camera 35/1.4 in Tokyo @ Map Camera

It is a really cool store, quite a selection for Leica shooters
Probably has 4x more used Leica lenses than all NY camera...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 13,732
Posted By Stephen G
Central Park colors have been great the last few...

Central Park colors have been great the last few weeks, enjoy!
I'm going to be in HK for a long layover and Fotopia was on the list, will have to sort it to the top now!

As it turns out JCH is out...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 13,732
Posted By Stephen G
In Japan what retailers carry his stuff? Looks...

In Japan what retailers carry his stuff?
Looks like Map Camera has some.. anyone else?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-11-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By Stephen G
Thanks for the comment! Some more from today...

Thanks for the comment!

Some more from today after work..

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7469/28255176915_0fd9881fac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K3PaGF)
L1000589 (https://flic.kr/p/K3PaGF) by
Steve...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By Stephen G
Bill Cunningham Corner - NYC

57th St & 5th Ave North East Corner has been temporarily re-named "Bill Cunningham Corner". The city is deciding on a more permanent memorial/tribute as I understand.

In any case, for those in &...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,377
Posted By Stephen G
Yes, I sort of feel I am doing that to make way...

Yes, I sort of feel I am doing that to make way for the Q.
I keep telling myself to not buy any new kit until at least September and the inevitable "new M" announcement..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Stephen G
Re: 75mm I enjoy the extra reach without being...

Re: 75mm
I enjoy the extra reach without being too "telephoto-y"
Given the quasi-electronic nature of frame lines in the M240 and beyond...
I hope/'wonder if the "new 2016 M" might be able to offer...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,963
Posted By Stephen G
Agreed, you will find yourself wanting to upgrade...

Agreed, you will find yourself wanting to upgrade some of your older Leica lenses when you look to closely at your M240 shots..

Now everything I own is ASPH & of the last decade or so..
Hopefully...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-19-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,046
Posted By Stephen G
Avoid any compact with more than 4x zoom. The 30x...

Avoid any compact with more than 4x zoom.
The 30x zoom cameras have huge compromises in sensor size & lens speed.
So you end up with a camera that's only useable outdoors on a sunny day, otherwise...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By Stephen G
Thanks Had the EVF a year or two ago, and didn't...

Thanks

Had the EVF a year or two ago, and didn't use it much.
Don't really like the increased latency/noise of shooting with live view on the M240. Nor did I like focusing with it.. All felt kinda...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By Stephen G
ANGLE VIEWFINDER M & Digital Ms

I can't seem to find an easy answer on Leica or retailers websites..

But does the "ANGLE VIEWFINDER M" work on M 240 ?
The $320 seems egregious, but if it does the job..
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 23,720
Posted By Stephen G
So many great photos, my favorite city in the...

So many great photos, my favorite city in the world..

M8&50lux pre-asph
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/7104767179_01c9eb0cf0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bPPMKR)Business (https://flic.kr/p/bPPMKR)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-27-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,744
Posted By Stephen G
Not read a word of the review, but let me...

Not read a word of the review, but let me guess... HE LOVES IT! ?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-15-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,261
Posted By Stephen G
I have had the M240 for about 2 years now, and...

I have had the M240 for about 2 years now, and the A7rII since it recently came out (after an A7s).

It's hard to compare, really.
Leica M lenses on Sony A7* bodies work OK, some great, many not.....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,404
Posted By Stephen G
Totally insane, love it, gave him money.

Totally insane, love it, gave him money.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 5,888
Posted By Stephen G
I've been using the Zeiss on my M240 and been...

I've been using the Zeiss on my M240 and been pleased - https://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/tags/zeissvariosonnar3570mmf34/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,129
Posted By Stephen G
Pro 400 & Pro 400H are not the same. Pro 400 had...

Pro 400 & Pro 400H are not the same.
Pro 400 had less subdued / more vivid colors than 400H, but was not exported to US.
Only saw it while I was in Asia.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,174
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/12532296883_7cb...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/12532296883_7cb2f434a2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/12532296883/)


https://s2.yimg.com/sk/3668/12532679804_a5c22c4d71_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Stephen G
excellent work!

excellent work!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,595
Posted By Stephen G
My #1 most...

My #1 most viewed
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5093/5419848923_15452e222f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5419848923/)


And #2 most viewed, and #1 for favorites… but for reasons I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-05-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12,905
Posted By Stephen G
Got mine @ Adorama as well. The look is nice,...

Got mine @ Adorama as well.
The look is nice, clean lines.. low key.
Doesn't scream camera bag the way Domke does to even the vaguely initiated.

Material is a nice waxed canvas type material on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2013
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,411
Posted By Stephen G
My M3 (shot with my M240 & Zeiss...

My M3 (shot with my M240 & Zeiss 80-200/4)

Thought about recovering it with some nice new leather as I have before with other cameras.
But this looks pretty bad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2013
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,549
Posted By Stephen G
M240 & 50lux...

M240 & 50lux v2
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/10374512834_d525aedf84_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/10374512834/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,109
Posted By Stephen G
M240 &...

M240 & ZM25
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/10487011286_c0abb89b1e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/10487011286/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2013
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,355
Posted By Stephen G
M240 & 50lux...

M240 & 50lux v2
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/10521429184_deb9c48492_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/10521429184/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2013
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
M240 & 50lux...

M240 & 50lux v2
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/10549042445_fec0892359_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/10549042445/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2013
Replies: 263
Views: 33,363
Posted By Stephen G
M240 & 50lux...

M240 & 50lux v2

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/10521430035_d48a90a063_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/10521430035/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 23,848
Posted By Stephen G
its new-ism same as alleged "iphone/ipad...

its new-ism
same as alleged "iphone/ipad killers"

makes great headlines
gets clicks
generates pageviews
brings in ad revenue
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2013
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,107
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9705544388_3732...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/9705544388_37327f6a70_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/9705544388/)


M3 | Fuji Acros | ZM 25 | Epson v700
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 10,115
Posted By Stephen G
Ming Thein, a working pro uses the OM-D...

Ming Thein, a working pro uses the OM-D extensively.
He is an excellent writer on photography in general, more than just another gearhead reviewer.
He recently wrote on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,857
Posted By Stephen G
Stay away from the overhyped lenses (35cron v4,...

Stay away from the overhyped lenses (35cron v4, cough), be patient, and avoid being particular.
If there is only 1 particular edition of 1 particular lens that you will be happy with, then you are...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,765
Posted By Stephen G
Take her to the store, with the pre-filtered...

Take her to the store, with the pre-filtered selection of cameras you think she'd like.. and let her decide.

Also I notice you stayed away from cameras with zoom. You may not like them (I don't)...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,576
Posted By Stephen G
Linear tone curve with blown highlights,...

Linear tone curve with blown highlights, especially the sky.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-23-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stephen G
This is true. Camera companies follow each...

This is true.
Camera companies follow each other into any nice that sells in bulk.
The AF DSLR wave then turned to mirrorless AF cameras in 2009ish.
Now in 2013 we are seeing the big push into...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-23-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stephen G
It's all about scale, scale, scale. Nikon/Canon...

It's all about scale, scale, scale.
Nikon/Canon are firms setup to ship products in volumes 100-1000x higher than what Leica ships. They ship 5-8MM DSLRs/year, versus Leicas 10-15k Ms/year. Then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By Stephen G
Unfortunately, while only a matter of...

Unfortunately, while only a matter of millimeters, the Digital M's are noticeably larger in-hand. And they get bigger/heavier in each generation.

I've been a happy M8 user for 3 years, but its...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 4,329
Posted By Stephen G
re: Target output I want files of highest...

re: Target output
I want files of highest resolution possible within the $500-2000 price range.
Obviously more money usually means better, but trying to get an understanding of the relative...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 4,329
Posted By Stephen G
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&...

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.filmscanner.info%2FPlustekOpticFilm120.html&act=url

Translated quote:
The Plustek OpticFilm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 4,329
Posted By Stephen G
Pacific Image Primefilm 120 / Reflecta MF5000

So.. scanning 120 and 35mm film.
Noticed this scanner now has a $200 mail-in-rebate, bringing it down to as little as $1100ish.
There are few if any reviews, and a few mixed forum postings of people...
Forum: Photo Software 05-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,903
Posted By Stephen G
The concern being that Flickr is unlikely to be...

The concern being that Flickr is unlikely to be around in 20, 50 or 100 years.
I shoot mostly digital. I have all sorts of digital archival strategies including local HDD, local Bluray, and remote...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,269
Posted By Stephen G
Japan. Tokyo was incredible. Even Osaka is...

Japan.
Tokyo was incredible.
Even Osaka is fantastic.
Stores the size of my living room with more used RF gear than B&H, Adorama and KEH combined.
Some stores stock beauty gear and are overpriced,...
Forum: Travel 05-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Stephen G
I had good luck on Stanley St in Central, HK...

I had good luck on Stanley St in Central, HK Island for film. I believe the stores were clustered around 45 through 70 Stanley St block/area.
A number of emulsions you can't buy in the US were...
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,903
Posted By Stephen G
Personally, I keep all shots in RAW format of the...

Personally, I keep all shots in RAW format of the camera maker.
The 'best' get exported to JPEG as well.
Both of these file versions are backed up via multiple methods to multiple...
Forum: Travel 05-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,489
Posted By Stephen G
Travel slow. I'd rather truly see and absorb one,...

Travel slow.
I'd rather truly see and absorb one, two or.. maybe three cities over a ~2 week trip.
For major cities, I'm happy to spend a week there to give myself time to acclimate and enjoy.
To...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By Stephen G
The Fuji lenses are so fantastic, I'm not sure...

The Fuji lenses are so fantastic, I'm not sure what room Sigma has in the space.
Charging $400ish for their good, but lower quality lenses versus Fuji's $500-700 isn't going to win a lot of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-04-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,766
Posted By Stephen G
SSDs still perform quite well over USB3 or...

SSDs still perform quite well over USB3 or Thunderbolt, but Dante's Mac Pro will have neither of these available.

Over USB2 or FW800 connection, you won't see an SSD perform much faster (if at all)...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-02-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,766
Posted By Stephen G
I have also had horrendous luck with WD external...

I have also had horrendous luck with WD external products. Poor design/firmware. Had one with a fan that sounded like a hair dyer... by design, was not broken.
Lacie I've been mostly OK with over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 39,647
Posted By Stephen G
Do they have a website?

Do they have a website?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-27-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,398
Posted By Stephen G
Go for the i7. The big difference is dual core vs...

Go for the i7.
The big difference is dual core vs quad core.
You have about double the computing capacity with the i7 for an extra $200.
You'll really feel the difference in being able to run...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By Stephen G
I tend to print on Lustre which seems to be...

I tend to print on Lustre which seems to be categorized with Glossy rather than Matte..
If I read the reviews right, Lustre prints good on this one too.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By Stephen G
Canon Pixma Pro 100

I have not been a home printer in many years, and instead been a longtime mpix customer.
Annually, I seem to reconsider this when the usual Canon printer rebate season pops up.

Currently, I can get-...
Forum: Photo Software 04-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,579
Posted By Stephen G
For files the size of the M9's, a OS 10.5 2008...

For files the size of the M9's, a OS 10.5 2008 Mac with 2GB is going to be very slow at best.
I upgraded from a OS X 10.8 2009 Mac with 8GB of RAM earier this year.

It was fine for M8's 10MP files,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 8,987
Posted By Stephen G
Kyoto,...

Kyoto, Japan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8543/8647485380_245606ff4a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8647485380/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Fuji Natura 1600 + SilverEfex2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,409
Posted By Stephen G
Osaka,...

Osaka, Japan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8642012954_a624e86938_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8642012954/)
Leica M8 | 50lux v2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 12,184
Posted By Stephen G
Osaka,...

Osaka, Japan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8648715158_afa7e8b57b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8648715158/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Kodak BW400CN
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 298
Views: 35,109
Posted By Stephen G
Kyoto,...

Kyoto, Japan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8646388805_51d329a0b3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8646388805/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Fuji Pro 160C
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 744
Views: 177,029
Posted By Stephen G
Cebu,...

Cebu, Philippines
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8646388457_8e659d85d2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8646388457/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Kodak Ektar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,970
Posted By Stephen G
Osaka Under the Cherry...

Osaka
Under the Cherry Blossoms..
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8648715158_afa7e8b57b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8648715158/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Kodak BW400CN
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8647486442_17e2...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8647486442_17e2824d1f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/8647486442/)
Leica IIIf | 50/2.0 Summitar | Kodak BW400CN
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By Stephen G
Agreed. In the last 3 years I've had an iPad with...

Agreed.
In the last 3 years I've had an iPad with me through a dozen or so airports in US, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, HK and the Philippines.
Only once, in 1 of the 3 Japan airports I've been...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 24,221
Posted By Stephen G
For the first year of M8 usage, I went...

For the first year of M8 usage, I went "bare".
Then I added the M grip. Then I added the Thumbs-Up.
Then sold the grip & bought an A&A half case.
Settled on A&A half case PLUS ThumbsUp combo in the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Stephen G
I may be a bit biased here, but I'm a big...

I may be a bit biased here, but I'm a big proponent of LED light.
I switched over my home fixtures to LED bulbs about a year ago. I now run a small business called Radlux (http://www.radlux.com)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By Stephen G
Had a good experience buying a used M8 over the...

Had a good experience buying a used M8 over the phone when they were based in CT
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-02-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,274
Posted By Stephen G
w/ ZM 25mm f2.8 .. ISO...

w/ ZM 25mm f2.8 .. ISO 6400
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7904319744_81be2c16eb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/7904319744/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2012
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,970
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7480315926_0e24...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7480315926_0e24fbd96d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/7480315926/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 22,126
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7480314828_29f3...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7480314828_29f32aaf7e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/7480314828/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By Stephen G
New friend of an old friend And a mad scientist...

New friend of an old friend
And a mad scientist bartender in his spare time
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7480314338_3c11bed0ab_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/7480314338/)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-03-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,053
Posted By Stephen G
M8 The only non-Leica with proper sensor...

M8
The only non-Leica with proper sensor micro-lenses to accommodate wide angle Leica lenses would be the Ricoh GXR.
Note this is important as you will likely be using primarily wide lenses on a 1.5x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,767
Posted By Stephen G
I believe they are members of a keiretsu, not...

I believe they are members of a keiretsu, not fully owned by Mitsubishi (though Mitsubishi itself is HUGE).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Group
"The Mitsubishi group of companies form a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Stephen G
flickr finally dedicates more of the screen real...

flickr finally dedicates more of the screen real estate to.. the photos!
super.
several years past due.

previously viewing flickr on my 24" monitor was like looking at a 4x6 print matted in a 12x18...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,254
Posted By Stephen G
nope. manufacturers will always fall back on the...

nope.
manufacturers will always fall back on the lcd for some amount of menu system setting hell
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-12-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 54,944
Posted By Stephen G
Did not expect to want it. Had a flash of insight...

Did not expect to want it.
Had a flash of insight this weekend.. and decided to swap around some kit to make this my second body.

Hope my pre-order ships soon :-/
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,311
Posted By Stephen G
Problem was not external drive. Data resides on...

Problem was not external drive.
Data resides on primary drive.
I was booting off a backup to run a disk check.
Primary disk was unmount and thus triggered remote, and later local deletes.
This...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,311
Posted By Stephen G
Just wanted to make an update here- I would...

Just wanted to make an update here-
I would advise all be very careful around online backup services.
I have just stumbled upon a massive bug in Sugar Sync.
It appears to have struck many others, as...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,683
Posted By Stephen G
On 1.5x crop and for the uses you mention.. I may...

On 1.5x crop and for the uses you mention..
I may recommend what I had in my RD1 days - 21/40

lines up with 30/60 for 35mm users, which is pretty much the sweet spot for most RF users.

On 21 I used...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,331
Posted By Stephen G
I prefer to go on 1 lens outings. I've turned...

I prefer to go on 1 lens outings.
I've turned into a 25 or 50 (on M8.. thus 33 or 65) kinda guy.
If I am doing street with the 25, I can get in close
If I am doing street with the 50, I can be a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 5,575
Posted By Stephen G
IIIc + 50/3.5 elmar.. about a decade ago First...

IIIc + 50/3.5 elmar.. about a decade ago
First M
M2 + 50/1.5 summarit.. similarly timed
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-21-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,311
Posted By Stephen G
both i have 2 forms of local backup (latest image...

both
i have 2 forms of local backup (latest image + versioned deltas) + 1 form of online backup
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-14-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,054
Posted By Stephen G
got some great ones in there!

got some great ones in there!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,483
Posted By Stephen G
On the M8, the ZM25 is fantastic. It is a...

On the M8, the ZM25 is fantastic.
It is a universally lauded lens. Not one that you hear hit-and-miss stories about. Some even find it to make better images than the much pricier Leica 24/2.8.
It...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-30-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,331
Posted By Stephen G
http://stevegomes.tumblr.com/

http://stevegomes.tumblr.com/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2011
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,970
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6087218749_5f1...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6087218749_5f12df150a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6087218749/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2011
Replies: 199
Views: 28,102
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6157160221_218...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6157160221_2187e215a0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6157160221/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2011
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6157703782_3cb...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6205/6157703782_3cbc50b8d2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6157703782/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6085/6157160311_c53cb1555f_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2011
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,616
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6157160341_607...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6157160341_607435d49a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6157160341/)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-17-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 16,512
Posted By Stephen G
My parents are still using a bottom-of-the-line...

My parents are still using a bottom-of-the-line Macbook from early 2007.
Not only does it not break, but it's still powerful enough to run the latest & greatest OS X Lion.

My sister's iBook from...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-17-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 6,027
Posted By Stephen G
all android reviews tend to weigh in on the...

all android reviews tend to weigh in on the context of "well its not as good as an ipad, but its one of the best android tablets yet!"

given the similarity in pricing, why buy the "almost best" when...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-17-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 16,512
Posted By Stephen G
My macs seem to last longer than my old PCs did. ...

My macs seem to last longer than my old PCs did. They generally get the highest customer satisfaction & reliability ratings. You may pay a little more up front, but you get more in terms of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6199/6087763302_b89...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6199/6087763302_b890f5b7c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6087763302/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6189/6087763596_29e40c2586_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By Stephen G
Very cool stuff. #4 & #6 especially If any...

Very cool stuff.
#4 & #6 especially

If any advice, I'd say to do some reading/playing around with B&W conversion. That is an art in itself, and it can initially hard to get that "pop" out of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By Stephen G
W/NW Irene

She's here!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6087218749_5f12df150a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/6087218749/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6181/6087218633_a327b0a1da_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2011
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
more literal than...

more literal than usual.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5935426115_04e55e35f4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5935426115/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2011
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,616
Posted By Stephen G
Paris http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/59354265...

Paris
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5935426551_09635bee43_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5935426551/)
Forum: Travel 05-25-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By Stephen G
Siena, great...

Siena, great place
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5641489553_83bb01ed4d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5641489553/)
Shadow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5641489553/) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2011
Replies: 975
Views: 362,204
Posted By Stephen G
v1 http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5642057702_...

v1
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5642057702_37388e3a02_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5642057702/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 11,497
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5641488663_fd9...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5641488663_fd96721aeb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5641488663/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2011
Replies: 1,194
Views: 168,062
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5642058974_b20...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5642058974_b20e472413_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5642058974/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2011
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5641489553_83b...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5641489553_83bb01ed4d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5641489553/)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stephen G
Found an older thread...

Found an older thread http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87242

confirming-
Yes its normal
Yes its the body
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stephen G
M8 + ZM25 close focus coupling

Dug around and couldn't find an answer -

I recently got the ZM25, which focuses down to 0.5m
Previous closest focusing lens was 0.7m...

When mounted on my M8, the rangefinder de-couples around...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 9,228
Posted By Stephen G
There's also the similar size/performance...

There's also the similar size/performance Avenon/Kobalux.
Also hard to find.
But if patient can be had in $300-400 range on eBay.
Generally they ship out of Asia.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,406
Posted By Stephen G
90 elmarit off craigslist = instant...

90 elmarit off craigslist = instant satisfaction

first time using craigslist..
i think i still prefer rff/ebay/pnet/gdpi/etc
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stephen G
Ben- Thanks. 135mm - M8 lacks 135 frames. I'd...

Ben-

Thanks.
135mm - M8 lacks 135 frames. I'd have to go 135 Tele-Elmarit with the eyes. This only focusses down to 1.5m, which is pretty similar subject size as a 90mm @ 1m.
This also is a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stephen G
Roger - Interesting option. I don't actually own...

Roger - Interesting option.

I don't actually own any visoflex compatible lenses currently (35cron v2 / 50lux v1).
I suspect by the time I buy the visoflex + compatible lens, I will have blown quite...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stephen G
My preference generally is for the 50 DR as it...

My preference generally is for the 50 DR as it actually gets me a smaller minimum subject size (by a hair). It would match that of a 90mm @ 0.9m, but the T-E and most other 90s only go down to 1m. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stephen G
M8 & closeups - lens options

It being winter, and the sun going down early.. I find myself indoors, with lenses that don't let me get in all that close ([email protected], for example).

I am looking to take photos of subjects that around...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-31-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 4,194
Posted By Stephen G
Why comparing an f2.5 vs f2.0 vs f1.1. If you...

Why comparing an f2.5 vs f2.0 vs f1.1.

If you are concerned about bokeh&size of the f1.1 nokton, why not look at something in the f1.4-f1.5 range.

A pre-asph 50lux could be had for the same price...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-28-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,812
Posted By Stephen G
That is more or less my strategy. Was a film user...

That is more or less my strategy.
Was a film user when Epson RD1 came out for $3000 in 2004.
I continued using film for 3 years.

I bought the Epson RD1 in 2007 when the price had gone down to $1500...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-28-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,812
Posted By Stephen G
Depends on your needs and current lens...

Depends on your needs and current lens collection.

I as buying back into the Leica system after giving up RF and trying to make due with micro4/3 (that lasted 5 months..)

Buying all my lenses with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,443
Posted By Stephen G
Marmalade! http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/52...

Marmalade!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5286086358_061ee2bda3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5286086358/)

and in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 6,151
Posted By Stephen G
m8 has brought me back to shooting more than i...

m8
has brought me back to shooting more than i have in years
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 8,818
Posted By Stephen G
m8 & 50/1.5...

m8 & 50/1.5 nokton
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/4981782290_d3291f3705_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4981782290/)

m8 & 50lux...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By Stephen G
Ah, so it's time for me to start selling half...

Ah, so it's time for me to start selling half cases with a pocket in the back for chemical hand warmer inserts?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By Stephen G
Interesting.. What case makers have cases...

Interesting..
What case makers have cases available that cover the screen?
Seems that most of them have a cutout for it..
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Stephen G
Bunch of goofballs dress as santa and get drunk. ...

Bunch of goofballs dress as santa and get drunk. Basically.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5252831643_6df...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5252831643_6dfdb2646f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5252831643/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5253441994_8cdc535418_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By Stephen G
Do cases help M8 in cold weather?

So I had vaguely recalled reading about M8 behaving badly in cold weather (primary rapid battery discharge).

However, having bought in May, this is my first.. opportunity, to experience it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2010
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,107
Posted By Stephen G
m8 & 50lux...

m8 & 50lux v1

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5233798584_d55c06689e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5233798584/)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-02-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,272
Posted By Stephen G
Gives consistency to a series. Takes the mind out...

Gives consistency to a series.
Takes the mind out of the mechanics/gear.
Let's you focus on the subject / image.
No time wasted / shots missed changing lenses.
No extra weight/bulk carrying extra...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,083
Posted By Stephen G
Converting to gold and then pricing gold...

Converting to gold and then pricing gold appreciation is not how you want to do this comparison.

You want to sure something more like an inflation / purchasing power / cost of living calculator...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,503
Posted By Stephen G
Having had this lens on an M8- I think on...

Having had this lens on an M8-
I think on digital, under bright light, when close focussing.. background point sources/highlights can create some .. caffeinated bokeh...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-14-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,359
Posted By Stephen G
CV 50/1.5 is a killer lens, and a steal for the...

CV 50/1.5 is a killer lens, and a steal for the price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By Stephen G
Do Adorama & B&H put their full used Leica...

Do Adorama & B&H put their full used Leica inventory online, or do they just not carry much?
Forum: Off Topic 11-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By Stephen G
I think theres a variety of things going on- *...

I think theres a variety of things going on-
* rebate schemes - used to be windows live / now ebay bucks / credit card bonus points / etc
* foreign buyers who dont have access to same prices...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,371
Posted By Stephen G
I use a Nikon SB-15. Has tilt & bounce and cost...

I use a Nikon SB-15.

Has tilt & bounce and cost me a grand total $20.

I've bought and sold a dozens of cameras and lenses in the last 8 years, but the one constant has been this flash..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By Stephen G
Thanks all. Was a brief 2 week show in July...

Thanks all.
Was a brief 2 week show in July filling in between other shows.
But I am now back for 2 months!
www.stephengomes.com

A mix of B&W, Color.. Rome & NYC.. Matted & Framed... and decided to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,553
Posted By Stephen G
The filter is mint so I don't mind leaving it...

The filter is mint so I don't mind leaving it on.

Just wish it was more.. removeable :-)

The front lens group/head seems to rotate with the filter, making it more difficult to try and remove the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,553
Posted By Stephen G
Not to resurrect TOO old a thread but.. I...

Not to resurrect TOO old a thread but..
I recently picked up an 85/2 Nikkor-P in LTM (serial 295xxx)
Though everything I read indicating 48mm filter thread.. it appears to have a 50mm on it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,530
Posted By Stephen G
16x24 B&W via mpix. Looks great.. could probably...

16x24 B&W via mpix.
Looks great.. could probably even go a bit larger.

Wasn't as happy with color at same size, but that might have been my post processing, the images themselves, or mpix color...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By Stephen G
2010.09.17 http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/500...

2010.09.17
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5000438316_c185d5977a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/5000438316/)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By Stephen G
Leica replaced the piece by mail, free of charge,...

Leica replaced the piece by mail, free of charge, in under a week.
Adapter works perfectly once again.

Thanks Leica NJ!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By Stephen G
Well wish I tried this sooner.. Seems the issue...

Well wish I tried this sooner..
Seems the issue is in the removeable US prongs themselves.

The charger worked fine before my Italy trip in May, and started acting oddly when I returned to US in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 177
Views: 16,147
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4981177145_06c...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4981177145_06c23a4ff8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4981177145/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/4981781820_f9e...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/4981781820_f9e9fa13a4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4981781820/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,522
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4981782358_49c...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4981782358_49cc305ce4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4981782358/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2010
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,549
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4981177425_fb4...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4981177425_fb42b89f96_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4981177425/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2010
Replies: 450
Views: 57,348
Posted By Stephen G
next...

next door-
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4870958408_b17c8d0396_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4870958408/)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By Stephen G
Thanks- I had previously read Reid Reviews, Steve...

Thanks-
I had previously read Reid Reviews, Steve Huff, as well as trawling the forums..

It seems people are head over heels for the 35/2.8 (and I can see why, based on the output in the other...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-06-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By Stephen G
Pick a Biogon.. any Biogon (for my M8)

Have an M8 and looking for something in the 25-35 range.
More and more starting to look like a ZM Biogon of some type (4 options in this range) would fit the bill.

I currently have CV @ 15/4.5 &...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-05-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
Got the 50/75 Type 2 VC adapter today and appears...

Got the 50/75 Type 2 VC adapter today and appears to have improved the issue
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-04-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 34,134
Posted By Stephen G
50/1.5 on M8 sends its...

50/1.5 on M8 sends its regards..

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1345/4734961916_6d00d78fc9_b.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Stephen G
ferider- Thanks for the info. However.. The...

ferider-
Thanks for the info.
However.. The 50/1.5 is too big :-). That's one of the reasons for having a second lens for me.
I am looking for a wide angle that is compact, and I am willing to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Stephen G
Matching the 50/1.5 Nokton look in wide angles

I currently shoot an M8 + 50/1.5 Nokton.
Love the look of the lens in term's of - sharpness, contrast, the qualities of its bokeh, color balance, etc.



Now I am looking at a 25, 28 or 35 lens. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
The bad adapter was a type-1 50/75 voigtlander...

The bad adapter was a type-1 50/75 voigtlander adapter. It was old, used, came with the lens. Showed a bit of wear on the writing, maybe been mounted & dismounted often.

The good adapter was a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
Well it would appear to be the adapter. Focus...

Well it would appear to be the adapter.

Focus tested it with the adapter off my 15/4.5 and looked much better.

Now-
Notice how differently the lens mounts on camera between my two adapters. Looks...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
lewis44- Adapter is something I considered. I...

lewis44- Adapter is something I considered. I will try swapping with the adapter on my 15/4.5 vc. On the other hand, this may be a good excuse to order a codeable VC type 2 adapter for the 50 and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
An unrelated question- Does the forum software...

An unrelated question-
Does the forum software have a bug, or is JSU a really busy guy?

JSU
Going dark
JSU is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,294,967,295
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,257
Posted By Stephen G
M8 & VC 15/4.5...

M8 & VC 15/4.5
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4847936427_7b220a88e3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4847936427/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2010
Replies: 573
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Views: 135,566
Posted By Stephen G
M8 / VC...

M8 / VC 50/1.5
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4847937491_e24bc4c967_z.jpg ("http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4847937491/)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-24-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
ampguy- Haven't gotten out a ruler yet (I should...

ampguy-
Haven't gotten out a ruler yet (I should set up a tripod and due so).

I mean that I focus on subject via the RF in-camera, and the resulting image very clearly shows focal point being 0.5 to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-24-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,209
Posted By Stephen G
M8 + Nokton 50/1.5 focus

I have recently started using a Nokton 50/1.5 on my M8.

I feel I am seeing backfocus at close range. If I am focused near minimum range.. 0.9m to 1m, focus looks like its off by about 0.5 to 1...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-19-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,519
Posted By Stephen G
I have found best luck lately setting out with 1...

I have found best luck lately setting out with 1 camera, 1 lens.
Theres nothing technical to think about, and its easy to tag the photos when I get home.
Just see the image, compose and shoot.
I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By Stephen G
I agree I have had a similar experience. In Rome,...

I agree I have had a similar experience.
In Rome, I found myself shooting more heavily than usual with my 15mm. When I went through editting and got down to my "keepers" 66% of them were from 15mm,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By Stephen G
I kind of wondered if that might be an issue -...

I kind of wondered if that might be an issue - people wouldn't contact me, assuming prices are 3x higher than what I am actually charging.
I think I will add prices to the little document with my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By Stephen G
Small "gallery", expectations?

I have recently hung photos in a semi-public place (lobby of a neighborhood gym). They run a monthly gallery rotation, with 6-8 pieces from an artist. Busy place so it gets lots of traffic.
There...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,107
Posted By Stephen G
M8 & Nokton...

M8 & Nokton 50/1.5


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4759531592_566d0ff13a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4759531592/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 4,162
Posted By Stephen G
Better heat than cold. Better sun than rain. I'm...

Better heat than cold.
Better sun than rain.
I'm shooting more than ever.
95F Thursday and I walked 4 miles home taking photos, in office attire.
Did the same thing the last two Thursdays as well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2010
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,107
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4764878443_d99...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4764878443_d99f8c6c99_z.jpg ("http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4764878443/" )
Leica M8 + Nokton50/1.5
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,875
Posted By Stephen G
What about the "decisive moment"...

What about the "decisive moment" setting?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2010
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4775402001_efc...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4775402001_efc0b77662_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4775402001/)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
A is 640 / B is 160 M8 original Also note- Had a...

A is 640 / B is 160
M8 original

Also note-
Had a question from someone re: apparent vertical bands 1/3 from right of image.
These are not image artifacts, but the actual lighting situation. Light...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
Two more interesting ones.. Only posting the...

Two more interesting ones..

Only posting the crops as I cut them down to the interesting parts
100% crops

ISO640 vs ISO160 + 1.83exp +6 brightness -3 blacks
Note i watched the tone curves and this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
And to make matters more interesting, I did a...

And to make matters more interesting, I did a more proper post processing on B.
+9 brightness (now @ 59)
-2 blacks (now @ 3)
And all of the sudden it looks damn near identical to A..

See for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
Contrary to what I expected- A seems to have the...

Contrary to what I expected-
A seems to have the higher dynamic range, and is in fact the ISO 640 shot.

B, when pushed 2 stops, came out looking a bit darker, but higher contrast. Essentially the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
OK so I took some test shots. Here is one set. I...

OK so I took some test shots.
Here is one set.
I won't tell you which is which, to avoid bias for time being.
Process-
Fixed aperture&shutter, shoot @ ISO 160 & ISO 640. On tripod.
In LR2
Take ISO...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By Stephen G
When to push it

For a given aperture/shutter combo, is it better to-
A) Shoot @ base iso 160 and apply a push in Lightroom (+1 stop)
B) Shoot @ iso 320
(this example is simple, 1stop, now extend this to iso 640,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,528
Posted By Stephen G
Roman m8 +...

Roman

m8 + vc35/1.4

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4677722604_f440708ee8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4677722604/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2010
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,970
Posted By Stephen G
M8 + 50/1.5 nokton + NYC...

M8 + 50/1.5 nokton + NYC Subway
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4765514948_1eb0f3b12a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4765514948/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2010
Replies: 675
Views: 84,630
Posted By Stephen G
Steve sells sea shells by the sea...

Steve sells sea shells by the sea shore
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4758895153_41bd5ff5f9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4758895153/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2010
Replies: 131
Views: 14,756
Posted By Stephen G
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4590620653_ab7...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4590620653_ab7d2e5b15.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4590620653/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/4610144016_c6a2428165.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,849
Posted By Stephen G
When I shot film, on M2 and then M6, my combo was...

When I shot film, on M2 and then M6, my combo was generally - 15/35/50.
I didn't see wide, so I experimented with 85/90/105/135 a few times and never kept any for long. You may be different.
I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-30-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,644
Posted By Stephen G
2002 - fuji f602z "prosumer"-ish (as they used to...

2002 - fuji f602z "prosumer"-ish (as they used to call em) non-dslr digital
2003 - Nikon FM2n
2004 - Leica IIIc .. 6 months later added Voigtlander Bessa R
2005 - Leica M2
2006 - Leica M6

In the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2010
Replies: 538
Views: 44,959
Posted By Stephen G
filmtwit - great action shot k.a - very warm /...

filmtwit - great action shot
k.a - very warm / spring feeling, love it

Just got back from a BBQ this afternoon
M8 / VC 35/1.4
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4737574108_719a796078_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2010
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
nice one stewart renzsu, you have some nice ones...

nice one stewart

renzsu, you have some nice ones there. 35mm on an m6, you must be getting right in peoples faces.. (something i need to do more of), nice
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2010
Replies: 324
Views: 35,757
Posted By Stephen G
M8 Heliar...

M8 Heliar 15/4.5

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4677091843_b6b3b4a646_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4677091843/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2010
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By Stephen G
M8 Nokton...

M8 Nokton 50/1.5
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1345/4734961916_6d00d78fc9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4734961916/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2010
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,970
Posted By Stephen G
M8 Nokton...

M8 Nokton 50/1.5

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1149/4734323949_90e46eba23_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xx573v3xx/4734323949/)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-25-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 9,018
Posted By Stephen G
Depends on your full budget. You gotta look at...

Depends on your full budget. You gotta look at the "total system".

If you plan to spend $7k on the M9 and $1k on lenses..
Then get the M8.2 @ $3k and spend $5k on lenses.. (well maybe not 5k, but...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-25-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,671
Posted By Stephen G
In my RD1 days I had a 21/2.8 Avenon/Kobalux. It...

In my RD1 days I had a 21/2.8 Avenon/Kobalux.
It often felt "a little wide", but it was 35-esque, in field-of-view.
I did not use anything between 21mm and 35mm, unfortunately, so I cannot comment on...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-24-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 9,066
Posted By Stephen G
You are using the tool wrong. Panasonic LX-3,...

You are using the tool wrong.
Panasonic LX-3, 24mm (35mm equiv), f/2.8
24mm (35mm equiv) on LX-3 is 5.1mm actual focal length.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmclx3/
Lens • 2.5x zoom
•...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 173
Views: 24,799
Posted By Stephen G
steve m - great cat shot zen love the subway...

steve m - great cat shot

zen love the subway shots, especially #1
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