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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-13-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 16,919
Posted By jpmac55
I wonder which format they would opt for if...

I wonder which format they would opt for if original film rangefinder users were given a choice back then with digital technology. Not knocking film, I grew up using it but film cameras and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 13,609
Posted By jpmac55
Not having a film camera, my choice was easy.

Not having a film camera, my choice was easy.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By jpmac55
Tim - what are your thoughts on the camera so far?

Tim - what are your thoughts on the camera so far?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,794
Posted By jpmac55
The Luigi case I had on my X100 fits my X100S,...

The Luigi case I had on my X100 fits my X100S, cannot tell the difference.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
Posted By jpmac55
Same here, I have a black model on order.

Same here, I have a black model on order.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 16,083
Posted By jpmac55
Pre-release price at B&H Photo is $599. Not sure...

Pre-release price at B&H Photo is $599. Not sure about delivery date.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 16,083
Posted By jpmac55
I think the RX100 competes more with the Fuji XF1...

I think the RX100 competes more with the Fuji XF1 than the X20. I think Canon has a model, too. These are truly designed to be pocketable. The X10/X20 may fit in a big pocket but is more of an...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-07-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 8,061
Posted By jpmac55
I think amateur sounds better. Amateurs just...

I think amateur sounds better. Amateurs just don't get paid for their work, pro's do.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,537
Posted By jpmac55
For me, a wide angle photo tells more of a story...

For me, a wide angle photo tells more of a story than a close up. I also find the wider shot is more forgiving although I really don't think much about technical merits. Taking photos is just a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,594
Posted By jpmac55
I thought the ostrich used was actually cowhide....

I thought the ostrich used was actually cowhide. Perhaps using cowhide helps control where the bumps are fabricated.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,594
Posted By jpmac55
Hi Jon, Nice work replacing the camera covering....

Hi Jon,

Nice work replacing the camera covering. I ordered one for my X100 but have not put it on yet. Did you run into any problems taking off the original skin? Any peeling with the new?

I also...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By jpmac55
The two things I like about the new version is...

The two things I like about the new version is you do not need an allen wrench and it sits flush inside the hot shoe.
Forum: Travel 05-28-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,957
Posted By jpmac55
Haven't tried...

Haven't tried these...

http://fotosharp.com/camera_rain_covers.html

http://www.stormjacket.com/SJ1.html
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-22-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,594
Posted By jpmac55
Tim - I've been enjoying your photos on RFF for...

Tim - I've been enjoying your photos on RFF for some time now. Despite some shortcomings with the lens, this photo is one of my favorites as it tells a story.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,594
Posted By jpmac55
Mine just arrived. Macro image quality is...

Mine just arrived. Macro image quality is wonderful and speed is okay so far. I am not a big macro guy so perhaps I have lower standards. My subject matter - flowers, a door knob, etc. usually are...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-14-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 12,650
Posted By jpmac55
Well, it was Areality who got me into this ;-) I...

Well, it was Areality who got me into this ;-)

I had a M8 and had no business upgrading to a M9. I am a hobbyist, not a professional. I'd probably still have the M8 but the urge to get the best...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-14-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 12,650
Posted By jpmac55
I sold my M9....

I sold my M9 and purchased a x-pro1. Mostly driven by the realization that my aging eyes weren't enjoying manual focus like before which was taking the fun out of using the M9. So I sold it and used...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By jpmac55
Agree with Paul, very nice. How did you achieve...

Agree with Paul, very nice.

How did you achieve muting the colors? Very cool.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,685
Posted By jpmac55
Phil - sorry to hear about Maya. I think most...

Phil - sorry to hear about Maya.

I think most of us are animal lovers first, opting for a dog or cat or rabbit to bring into our homes. They become family members. They depend on and trust us to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-16-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 9,114
Posted By jpmac55
I hear you on the focusing issue. In fact, I am...

I hear you on the focusing issue. In fact, I am going to eventually sell my M9 and invest in the Xpro-1 system. Not concerned with potentially slow auto focusing issue. My aging eyes agree, slow is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By jpmac55
I opted for Smugmug several years ago and have...

I opted for Smugmug several years ago and have been pleased. An overkill for my needs but initially had concerns with opting for a service that had a chance of surviving. I didn't want to worry...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-09-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,206
Posted By jpmac55
Well said. It seems every time Sean reviews a...

Well said.

It seems every time Sean reviews a camera eventually draws criticism for charging a yearly membership fee ($35. +/-). That usually leads to suggestions on a better business model. Then...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 8,844
Posted By jpmac55
It depends on the audience but I tend to agree...

It depends on the audience but I tend to agree but perhaps for a different reason. Most of us who are photography hobbyists or professionals could argue your point but the iphone and its cohorts...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-17-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,708
Posted By jpmac55
I just ordered a grd4 with hopes of it actually...

I just ordered a grd4 with hopes of it actually overlapping my x100. Probably not a low light machine but looks promising for most of my other requirements. There aren't many pocketable cameras...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 13,384
Posted By jpmac55
Missed this when it was released but is now...

Missed this when it was released but is now available from my cable provider. Really enjoyed it as did my wife who is not a camera aficionado. Not sure how Bill Cunningham stacks up against other...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By jpmac55
Do you consider it bogus to leave a digital image...

Do you consider it bogus to leave a digital image in color or just if you convert it into black & white?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By jpmac55
Same for me, really like the first one!

Same for me, really like the first one!
Forum: Travel 06-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,001
Posted By jpmac55
Hey Frank - your post net's it out better than...

Hey Frank - your post net's it out better than any brochure or website on the Finger Lake region.

You'd break Dr. Konstantin Frank heart if he read your description of the wineries found there. :D...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,596
Posted By jpmac55
I've had pretty good luck with Luigi products. I...

I've had pretty good luck with Luigi products. I just received a half case for my X100 and couldn't be more pleased. Besides protection, it enhances the X100 handling and ergonomics.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By jpmac55
I have a Rivendell, too. My other two bikes are...

I have a Rivendell, too. My other two bikes are a Specialized Tricross and a Dahon folder. Haven't taken the Specialized out much since getting the Riv last year.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By jpmac55
I also subscribe to B&W but recently the...

I also subscribe to B&W but recently the publishers decided to merge it with their COLOR magazine which combined is now more a coffee table book than a magazine. I am on the fence about re-newing...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,529
Posted By jpmac55
Looks nice. Is there an internal slot for an...

Looks nice. Is there an internal slot for an iPad or Kindle?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By jpmac55
Defining 'better' is subjective. If someone has...

Defining 'better' is subjective. If someone has been on the fence between the two camera's:

This review isn't going to make it any easier nor will it get the line started for the X100. Photo...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By jpmac55
It's still a fun camera despite the flaws...

It's still a fun camera despite the flaws highlighted in the review.

It proves once again the quest for the perfect camera continues. I don't have high hopes for a mega firmware fix either. As for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By jpmac55
Same one I have. Works well and simple to use.

Same one I have. Works well and simple to use.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,120
Posted By jpmac55
20 years may be a bit optimistic but the M9 will...

20 years may be a bit optimistic but the M9 will have legs for awhile. It's the camera benchmark right now for others to compare.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-09-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,931
Posted By jpmac55
Same for me. Hopefully that will do it for awhile.

Same for me. Hopefully that will do it for awhile.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By jpmac55
Steve Huff is probably a nice enough guy but I...

Steve Huff is probably a nice enough guy but I found it ho hum. Not sure I'd rank it a great review. Not much written about how cumbersome the camera interface is and it is. RAW processing not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,926
Posted By jpmac55
Why in the world would you need a pocket? Leave...

Why in the world would you need a pocket? Leave the strap behind while at it. Time to man up.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,882
Posted By jpmac55
The wait for me isn't as bad as the lack of...

The wait for me isn't as bad as the lack of useful update information from Fuji or their large dealers. Is it that difficult for smart companies to figure out the logistics of delivering camera's?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-17-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,313
Posted By jpmac55
Well Sean Reid says.....

Sean Reid just put out a X100 review on his site http://www.reidreviews.com

Good findings .......some not so good findings.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,882
Posted By jpmac55
The little shop I ordered the X100 from called. ...

The little shop I ordered the X100 from called. Fuji contacted them and said the X100's are scheduled to arrive in the States on May 11, 2011. Unfortunately, he had no idea when I'd be getting mine.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By jpmac55
Very nice. I have a few of Gordy's products. ...

Very nice. I have a few of Gordy's products. Did you opt for the neck pad?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 36,595
Posted By jpmac55
I have a Kindle, version 2. I like having a...

I have a Kindle, version 2. I like having a dedicated device for books, otherwise, I'd be easily distracted if I could access the internet. That's why I prefer it to the iPad.

For those wishing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,881
Posted By jpmac55
Although I admire the engineering and production...

Although I admire the engineering and production effort that went into the M9 Ti, I am not sure how much I like it.

I favor the classic, traditional rangefinder look. I like leather neck & hand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By jpmac55
Looks very promising. Reasonable cost, too. I...

Looks very promising. Reasonable cost, too.

I like that it is totally digital but wish it could be downloaded to my Kindle despite the poor graphics on version 2. I don't like reading magazine...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2011
Replies: 221
Views: 24,142
Posted By jpmac55
I've been known to use a camera as an umbrella.

I've been known to use a camera as an umbrella.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,811
Posted By jpmac55
Interesting. There aren't many camera's...

Interesting. There aren't many camera's distributed in the USA, few of the big outlets even have stock. Yet Fuji reps are singing like canary's about a lot defective products being brought into...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,811
Posted By jpmac55
I wonder how Fuji will distribute the first...

I wonder how Fuji will distribute the first installment. I am sure stores like B&H will get their fair share first or will Fuji try to include some of the small shops across the country?
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By jpmac55
Fyi, we still have room for a few new Knick fans.

Fyi, we still have room for a few new Knick fans.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-23-2011
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,139
Posted By jpmac55
Quite a thread. Not sure if I'm inspired or want...

Quite a thread. Not sure if I'm inspired or want to throw away my camera ;-)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,327
Posted By jpmac55
Hey River Dog, an enlightening post. The...

Hey River Dog, an enlightening post. The responses make sense of it to folks like me.

I just assumed a war photojournalist or two would be hanging together, capturing their story, hoping or...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,787
Posted By jpmac55
I've had one on my M8 for a while but recently...

I've had one on my M8 for a while but recently removed it and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-21-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 18,362
Posted By jpmac55
on the other hand, this photographer is a good...

on the other hand, this photographer is a good example of talent trumping camera almost every time. Great photo's from what looks like a very promising camera.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,371
Posted By jpmac55
Got mine here without any...

Got mine here without any hassle:

https://www.leicashop.com/index.php?lang=en
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-05-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,371
Posted By jpmac55
I don't follow you. I think "the point" is...

I don't follow you. I think "the point" is defined by the photographer/consumer. It depends on their definition of slow and how important that may or may not be. My need to have the fastest camera...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-04-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,371
Posted By jpmac55
Well said, Katrak.

"X1 is a picture taking delight - it feels like a camera rather than a computer."


That is probably the best single line description of the X1 written anywhere.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,325
Posted By jpmac55
Steven - I pretty much loathe pp work. That...

Steven - I pretty much loathe pp work. That said, I recently upgraded to Aperture 3. Although the upgrade was painful at first, a call to Apple Support resolved the issues. It's pretty intuitive to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,726
Posted By jpmac55
Pretty much all the time for me.

Pretty much all the time for me.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,918
Posted By jpmac55
Another vote for Thumbs Up. It works very well...

Another vote for Thumbs Up. It works very well for me. Not crazy about the printing on it but they now have an all black version.
Forum: Photo Software 12-20-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By jpmac55
I took your advice and sent Nik SW an email. ...

I took your advice and sent Nik SW an email. They have great products but I've found them a little slow replying to emails. Until then, my question now is can you access Nik on both Aperture and...
Forum: Photo Software 12-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By jpmac55
Man! this is great news! So how do you access...

Man! this is great news!

So how do you access Nik plug ins with PSE? It seems I can only pull up Silver Efex with Aperture, not sure where to find Nik with PSE running.
Forum: Photo Software 12-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By jpmac55
Does anyone know if PSE support's raw files like...

Does anyone know if PSE support's raw files like the Leica D-lux4 version? I don't think it supports Nik SW plug ins though, which I have on Aperture.
Forum: Photo Software 12-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By jpmac55
I'm assuming Aperture is not going to be keeping...

I'm assuming Aperture is not going to be keeping up with LR, at least as far as supported raw files/camera's. My Leica Dlux4 and future micro 4/3 missed Apertures recent cut. So I'm considering...
Forum: Photo Software 12-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,008
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks, Rob - I haven't tried iPhoto but would...

Thanks, Rob - I haven't tried iPhoto but would imagine someone else has over the last year or so. What version do you have? The latest is 8.1.1 which I don't own. Worth the upgrade for this alone....
Forum: Photo Software 11-25-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,184
Posted By jpmac55
When Switching from Aperture to Lightroom...

Do companies like Nik Software offer a way to migrate their Aperture plug-in versions to Lightroom or offer a discount if not possible? I tried emailing NIK but no reply yet.

My motivation for...
Forum: Photo Software 11-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,008
Posted By jpmac55
I like Aperture but....

Pisses me off too. Of course I learned the hard way, I bought a used Leica D-Lux 4, never giving it a second thought that it was supported by Apple Aperture. Nope. Not even after being out for over...
Forum: Photo Software 11-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,183
Posted By jpmac55
More of the same from me. I bought a 'bundle' of...

More of the same from me. I bought a 'bundle' of Nix sw as plug ins to Apple Aperture. I use Silver Efex the most.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By jpmac55
+1 for Nix Silver Efex. As widespread as...

+1 for Nix Silver Efex.

As widespread as Photoshop is, I never joined ranks. When it came time to look for a B&W converter, I teed up Nix Silver Efex and couldn't be happier. It's really simple...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-26-2009
Replies: 188
Views: 34,058
Posted By jpmac55
I am not sure if I have a least favorite but...

I am not sure if I have a least favorite but certainly my 75mm is least used.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-16-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By jpmac55
I've been using a wrist strap as of late. If I...

I've been using a wrist strap as of late. If I have a bag with me, I prefer it. I don't like having a neck strap on the bag and camera. If I don't have my bag with me then I like the neck strap. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By jpmac55
Hi Wayne - I use Apple Aperture. I'd imagine a...

Hi Wayne - I use Apple Aperture. I'd imagine a current version of Photoshop Elements will also work. I never even downloaded Leica One Software because I didn't want to learn yet another post...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By jpmac55
I'm a Macbook, Aperture user. I never even down...

I'm a Macbook, Aperture user. I never even down loaded Capture One mainly because I also use a Canon G9 and 40D albeit much less since picking up the M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 4,270
Posted By jpmac55
I am happy with my M8 and will likely pay little...

I am happy with my M8 and will likely pay little attention to a M9. I stopped tormenting myself many years ago by not chasing technology. Model B will replace Model A and C will replace B.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-05-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,637
Posted By jpmac55
carlb - weight wise, I am not sure which camera...

carlb - weight wise, I am not sure which camera you plan on using it with but I didn't get a pad on my wrist strap but have one on a Gordy neck strap. The pad adds width more than cushioning and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By jpmac55
Although the M8 has been out for some time,...

Although the M8 has been out for some time, rHytHm's comments are current and perhaps useful to someone just beginning the research process. I recently purchased a M8 and was often overwhelmed with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,637
Posted By jpmac55
I have both Gordy and Luigi straps. Both...

I have both Gordy and Luigi straps. Both function quite well with Luigi's getting the nod on my M8 and the Gordy strap is on my Canon G9.

If you are on the fence with a handstrap, Gordy's isn't too...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks - I never thought to try a falcon...

Thanks - I never thought to try a falcon blindfold on my camera but who knows. Maybe I'll give one a go when my Luigi strap fall off.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2009
Replies: 314
Views: 80,548
Posted By jpmac55
Yes Stephen, although I love my BBB, every other...

Yes Stephen, although I love my BBB, every other camera bag company is offering short movies on their products these days. I'd like to see in the field comparison video's along side a few Domke's,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-30-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By jpmac55
Yes, email Luigi but my hand & neck strap took a...

Yes, email Luigi but my hand & neck strap took a little less than two weeks . Well worth the 'wait' though.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By jpmac55
I think JPG went out of business.

I think JPG went out of business.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By jpmac55
freeranger.......:D :D :D

freeranger.......:D :D :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2009
Replies: 314
Views: 80,548
Posted By jpmac55
Why I bought one

Here is my reply to an email from Stephen:

Thank you, my bag arrived, just as advertised. I really like it. The reason for writing though is to mention my reason for buying it in the first place. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By jpmac55
Yea, I'm thinking the same thing. Shop owner...

Yea, I'm thinking the same thing. Shop owner probably sent you the wrong lens by mistake.

I recently ordered a pair of hiking/canoe pants and learned it was back ordered for a month or so. When...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-18-2009
Replies: 301
Views: 26,864
Posted By jpmac55
Leica M8 Canon 30D Canon G9

Leica M8
Canon 30D
Canon G9
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-18-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By jpmac55
Yes, I purchased the Cron IV.

Yes, I purchased the Cron IV.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-14-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 5,378
Posted By jpmac55
I also fall on the side of thinking about waiting...

I also fall on the side of thinking about waiting then pulled the trigger on a used one. So far I'm pleased with the lens and deal. My reasoning was knowing I wouldn't be using it all that much plus...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,333
Posted By jpmac55
For me, this isn't a zen-like decision. Finding...

For me, this isn't a zen-like decision. Finding this site and rangefinders opened my eyes to the difference between color and b&w though. The quest for color is a great photograph whereas...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,202
Posted By jpmac55
I decided to find a Zing or Op/Tech neoprene case...

I decided to find a Zing or Op/Tech neoprene case designed for a rangefinder camera. It may be a little tight in my current computer bag but will give me more options with other packs I own.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,202
Posted By jpmac55
Computer, Rangefinder briefcase or bag?

I own a few already but would like to know what you use for carrying your laptop and rangefinder camera together. Some of the case options lean too heavily toward dSLR camera's - too much space for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 9,111
Posted By jpmac55
Try a Wrist Strap

I don't think there is a right or wrong camera strap material but leather has that nostalgia thing going for it and pairs up nicely with rangefinders.

If you're on the fence, try a wrist strap,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By jpmac55
Wow. One click and it all makes sense.

Wow. One click and it all makes sense.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By jpmac55
boy lah - thanks for your advice and posting some...

boy lah - thanks for your advice and posting some of your photo's. I think you'd get good results with a cracked lens. I fall on the side of needing all the help I can get my hands on ;-)

I just...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By jpmac55
Well, Jon, you're one person who appreciates my...

Well, Jon, you're one person who appreciates my fondness for lightweight gear. That said, the CV 35/1.2 will likely be used mainly at home or for a special event which suggests I won't be carrying...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By jpmac55
Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4???

I wonder how many M8 users have the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4? This CV model has been mostly bashed but I have to think a few well intended opinions resulted in many of us shying away from it. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,865
Posted By jpmac55
M8 and another 35mm Thread

There's enough information on 35mm lens options out there to make your head spin. From Voigtlander's line up of 35's to Zeiss to Leica. Of course then you need to hone in on before and after asch,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2009
Replies: 170
Views: 30,332
Posted By jpmac55
I have a black model but the silver is sweeeet!

I have a black model but the silver is sweeeet!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By jpmac55
Nice story.

Nice story.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-26-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks, everyone - I appreciate your help. ...

Thanks, everyone - I appreciate your help.

After all the positive comments Voigtlander receives here, I decided to try their 75mm 2.5 Color Heliar. The M lens adapter aside, just over three...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By jpmac55
Wow, nice photo's. These appear artsy to me...

Wow, nice photo's. These appear artsy to me which I prefer.

Did you have to code the lens?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By jpmac55
M8 and a Leica SM 50/1.5 Summarit?

Has anyone tried a Leica SM/1.5 Summarit on a M8? I am not sure what year these came out but have my eye on one. CV makes a 35/1.4 that looks good, too.

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By jpmac55
So how hard is it, focusing with the M8? I found...

So how hard is it, focusing with the M8? I found one of these classics in good shape but not sure if the M8 will recognize it. Is yours coded?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-23-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By jpmac55
Mark - perhaps I read it wrong but thought the...

Mark - perhaps I read it wrong but thought the 75mm would be easier to read than a 90. Also, could you explain what you mean by switching frame lines?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-22-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By jpmac55
I am beginning to think a 75mm may be a better...

I am beginning to think a 75mm may be a better next lens. I'm still behaving like a dslr user, thinking you need to have a really long lens or two. In fact, now that I own a 28mm & 50mm, something...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,458
Posted By jpmac55
M8 & your 90mm: if you could do it over...

I'm researching 90mm options for my M8. The Elmarit M 90mm gets pretty good endorsements here, maybe more so than the current Summarit. Are there any trade offs with the Elmarit vs. the Summarit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,895
Posted By jpmac55
Has anyone found a source for reasonable prices...

Has anyone found a source for reasonable prices on these IR filters? The two free ones are nice but it's a pain to change filters from one lens to another. I am not excited about spending $189. on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks, folks - I truly appreciated everyones...

Thanks, folks - I truly appreciated everyones comments and suggestions. With a recently purchased M8 from a fellow member, I am on my way to rangefinder bliss.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By jpmac55
I ordered a Model 3 directly from Tim and it...

I ordered a Model 3 directly from Tim and it arrived in a few days. It's a great product.
Forum: Photo Software 03-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By jpmac55
Maybe our children will get those goodies someday...

Maybe our children will get those goodies someday ;-)
Forum: Photo Software 03-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks, Ken - I think you annswered both problems...

Thanks, Ken - I think you annswered both problems for me.

I wonder if any lens communicates with the M8 camera? It's obviously not the end all but would be nice to have that information.
Forum: Photo Software 03-15-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By jpmac55
M8 & Apple Aperture: Missing Metadata Info?

I am a new M8 user and have successfully worked with Apples Aperture software with a few Canon dSLR camera's. With the M8 though, besides having some SD loading issues, there is a decent amount of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-13-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,880
Posted By jpmac55
Would have worked for me had it come in another...

Would have worked for me had it come in another color.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-12-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,880
Posted By jpmac55
I'm just getting started with a Leica M8 which is...

I'm just getting started with a Leica M8 which is much lighter than my dslr, Canon 40D. Add a lens and well, it's heavy. I preferred a handstrap on the Canon for many reasons but there were a few...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-12-2009
Replies: 270
Views: 47,731
Posted By jpmac55
Add me to the very satisfied customer list! I am...

Add me to the very satisfied customer list! I am a new M8 owner and felt the camera was a bit clumsy at times compared to my Canon 40D. I was afraid to drop the camera unless I held it with both...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,530
Posted By jpmac55
With a M8, do you need a viewfinder with the...

With a M8, do you need a viewfinder with the Voigtlander 12mm or 15mm lenses?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Now that I added the $15,000 Leica lens to my...

Now that I added the $15,000 Leica lens to my must have list, where is a good source for a CV lens?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Nope, that's $1,500. without glass. Of course...

Nope, that's $1,500. without glass. Of course maybe he'll take less.

I'm thinking maybe doing this in reverse order. If I dive in, I'll get started with a dig rangefinder and perhaps revisit film...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Just curious on pricing. There is a "mint" M6...

Just curious on pricing. There is a "mint" M6 TTL on craigslist for $1,500. Is that a competitive price?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
I swore I'd never go back to film but find it...

I swore I'd never go back to film but find it interesting how many folks like Ben suggest doing so by purchasing a Bessa or other film camera. I never developed my own though, rather, just brought...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By jpmac55
Wrong forum but does Aperture 2 support the M8?

Wrong forum but does Aperture 2 support the M8?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks everyone. It sounds like the lens...

Thanks everyone. It sounds like the lens offering$ are similar to DSLR options. That is a bit of a concern because I cannot justify maintaining both formats. Having said that, I also own a Canon...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Thanks, Tom. I smiled when you mentioned the...

Thanks, Tom. I smiled when you mentioned the 100-400mm lens, I plan on selling my copy to help fund some of this. It's not considered a very heavy lens but I never use it. I've missed some wild...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By jpmac55
Getting Started: Lens cost?

Greetings,

Here goes my maiden post:

I am considering getting a M8 used or otherwise but still doing some research. I presently shoot with a Canon 40D and have a decent lens investment. What...
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