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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By MCTuomey
I did not vote because I like both pairs of...

I did not vote because I like both pairs of lenses.

I used both ZMs for several years, as everyday carry lenses. I used the VMs when I needed more speed. Ended up selling both VMs after getting a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By MCTuomey
I have accumulation syndrome, so have nothing but...

I have accumulation syndrome, so have nothing but admiration for your plan, Devin. I don't know Nikon gear so can't comment on body choice. I guess I'd favor small and simple, fwiw. Anyway, good...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,059
Posted By MCTuomey
This (and another)!

This (and another)!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,059
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes, I appreciate the post too. Very sad...

Yes, I appreciate the post too. Very sad indeed.

Thoughts and prayers to Roger, his kin, and close friends.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,512
Posted By MCTuomey
what huss said. the M7 is a shooter's camera. ...

what huss said.

the M7 is a shooter's camera. auto exposure, exposure lock w/half press, exposure compensation all make it so, unless you are really consistent and skilled at all-manual operation...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,964
Posted By MCTuomey
^^^^^ +1 what peter said responding to willie’s...

^^^^^ +1 what peter said responding to willie’s point re SNR and intentional underexposure. i crush blacks in favor of highlight detail in high contrast light i can’t modify. Banding is the lesser...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By MCTuomey
Tri-x loaded in my 1V for the weekend too, 35/2...

Tri-x loaded in my 1V for the weekend too, 35/2 up front. Yum.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,964
Posted By MCTuomey
Peter, be sure to run the latest firmware in your...

Peter, be sure to run the latest firmware in your Q, which in my experience helped the banding issue. I underexpose (-2/3 ex comp) my Q files, then pull up the shadows if needed in post, as you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By MCTuomey
I think it's a good photo of a great moment in...

I think it's a good photo of a great moment in jazz, one of Bird's legendary rhythm sections, Haynes/Monk/Mingus. My idea of great jazz photography would be Herman Leonard's work.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By MCTuomey
Thanks for sharing. I opted for the 50S as a...

Thanks for sharing. I opted for the 50S as a better fit for intended tripod work.

What I like best about these cameras so far is the 4:3 aspect ratio. I removed the EVF, use only the nicely...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By MCTuomey
I did what you are about to do: made prints from...

I did what you are about to do: made prints from a variety of files, grotty-to-good light, low-to-high iso, 'scapes to portraits to events. I varied the sizes too, meaning I printed 16 mpx, low...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,408
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 I've never heard anything but praise for...

+1 I've never heard anything but praise for these cameras. Mine doesn't get the use it deserves ... shame on me.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-29-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,491
Posted By MCTuomey
^^^^^^ well done, robert ... and your website, too

^^^^^^
well done, robert ... and your website, too
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,305
Posted By MCTuomey
It's one of those strangely poetic moments. As...

It's one of those strangely poetic moments. As industry sales decline, the cameras have never been better.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By MCTuomey
CL VF 2.36 mpx ( the same as the Fuji X-T2) Q VF...

CL VF 2.36 mpx ( the same as the Fuji X-T2)
Q VF 3.68 mpx

In use, I find them both very good.



+1 The VF of the CL is so good that I find I can manually focus a 50/1.4 or 75/2 quite well ,...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By MCTuomey
I have been using the Q and CL together for...

I have been using the Q and CL together for travel and some music venue shooting. The CL is fitted with either a 50 or 75 (my mid-tele), while the Q is my wide. I can get the files pretty well...
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By MCTuomey
^^^^^^ Michael & *littleearth* I don't imagine...

^^^^^^
Michael & *littleearth*

I don't imagine you're alone, Michael.

I guess the longer I shoot, the more values like serviceability and reliability matter and values like style points seem to...
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By MCTuomey
Sure, only reason not mentioned is that I don't...

Sure, only reason not mentioned is that I don't have personal experience with Nikon. And, we're talking about the R rather than the Z.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,491
Posted By MCTuomey
Not at all, Vince, I have to work on my analogies...

Not at all, Vince, I have to work on my analogies :o



Yeah, so true, Godfrey - not quite Fat-scale, my bike wears 2.8 inchers. Easy on the my old joints, gotta say.
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes indeed, if not elsewhere. Canon bodies are...

Yes indeed, if not elsewhere. Canon bodies are kinda like the Toyota or Honda sedans or, for that matter, the F-150 of vehicle transportation. They work and run and are serviceable - value for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,491
Posted By MCTuomey
I don't have an MD, but I've read this thread and...

I don't have an MD, but I've read this thread and appreciated the work with a particular mindset. Now, I ride bicycles as much as I can, just love it. The mindset I mention is how I regard fixed...
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes, in the same way, the R is a really fine...

Yes, in the same way, the R is a really fine camera, a bit expensive but still a good value, although I see it more like a mirrorless version of the 6D. Doesn't surprise me it's popular, especially...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,754
Posted By MCTuomey
Thanks for the practical perspectives, fully...

Thanks for the practical perspectives, fully agree. As I've aged, I admire long-haul persistence at one's craft more than critical acclaim, as the latter is usually fleeting and shallow. Keep on,...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,234
Posted By MCTuomey
Right, at least in general. Lake District in...

Right, at least in general.

Lake District in April sounds really fine.

Madagascar, well now, that looks pretty enticing ...

Great thread!
Forum: Travel 01-09-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,234
Posted By MCTuomey
February? I'm thinking Cuba. Ned Sublette's...

February? I'm thinking Cuba. Ned Sublette's culture and music tour. Weather should be good. And it's surely sufficiently photogenic.

Otherwise, Japan.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,212
Posted By MCTuomey
Thanks again for the lovely lens! :) Fine recap...

Thanks again for the lovely lens! :)

Fine recap of the CL’s utility. Similarly pleased with mine, happy to pay the Leica premium for a body that plays better than other makers’ crop mirrorless...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,212
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes, agree. I use a CL because there isn’t a...

Yes, agree. I use a CL because there isn’t a sufficiently compact full frame EVF M camera for my needs.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,212
Posted By MCTuomey
Cl

I shoot a CL primarily with a 50 lux. It feels like shooting a leica, film or digital M, to me. I have the profiles set to focus either by magnification or peaking, as needed. The EVF is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By MCTuomey
Change

Yeah, there was a time when a Eddie Adams or Eugene Smith or any number of working professionals could produce jaw-dropping pictures that would be published at Time-Life or elsewhere. I don't see...
Forum: RFF News 11-20-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,270
Posted By MCTuomey
I have bought two cameras from popflash that were...

I have bought two cameras from popflash that were priced as you describe, or what I interpreted to be similar to other stores' "open box" pricing, meaning a camera priced below MSRP because the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By MCTuomey
Good point about the Canon 50/1.5 - it is the...

Good point about the Canon 50/1.5 - it is the smallest of the OP's list. But it is heavy and will balance nose-down.

Yes, I realize that the C-Sonnar is M-mount, and thought that Novoflex M-to-LTM...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By MCTuomey
it seems that the all the fast 50s you identified...

it seems that the all the fast 50s you identified run on the large and heavy side. Might consider the zeiss c-sonnar, if you don't mind straying from older glass, and spending a bit more. modern...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-03-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By MCTuomey
Hmm. With my oddly long fingers and thumbs, a...

Hmm. With my oddly long fingers and thumbs, a thumbs-up or, much better, one of Steve Barnett's unobtrusive thumbies, has allowed me to carry M bodies in the hand for hours. Without this gee-gaw,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By MCTuomey
Tough to choose. You need experience with Leica...

Tough to choose. You need experience with Leica film M's to buy wisely, but to gain experience you need to own one.

At your budget, here are a few thoughts. First decide whether you want an...
Forum: Photo Software 10-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By MCTuomey
I have some fairly old jpg scans in my archive...

I have some fairly old jpg scans in my archive that I will print occasionally, processing only mildly in LR. (These scans well pre-date my adoption of Lightroom.) Since I farm the printing out, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 990
Posted By MCTuomey
Good thread - thanks to OP for starting it. I...

Good thread - thanks to OP for starting it.

I stopped insuring my gear and myself when I stopped shooting for reward. My problem is I have accumulated gear to the point that, if I had a full loss,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-11-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
I sure don't believe I "know better," just...

I sure don't believe I "know better," just pointing out that there are exceptions to the "point the meter at the camera" instruction you quoted above. Which is what this thread is partly about. ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-10-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
I think you just did comment further ... thanks...

I think you just did comment further ... thanks for the tart encouragement. May your tolerance for differing opinions improve.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
yep, which is why spotmeters are so nice to have....

yep, which is why spotmeters are so nice to have. but if all you have or want is an incident meter, you have to learn how to use the thing properly.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
disagree - won't work consistently. what I tried...

disagree - won't work consistently.

what I tried to say, poorly, is that the incident reading should be taken in the same light as the most important element of the subject, assuming you want to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
What Chris posted. Go there, and incidence be...

What Chris posted. Go there, and incidence be with you!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
Hmm. So, if I'm shooting facing the sun and my...

Hmm. So, if I'm shooting facing the sun and my subject (a person) is facing me (meaning subject's face is in shade and back is to the sun), and I point my incident meter at the sun and use the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,233
Posted By MCTuomey
Incident meters are designed to be read pointed...

Incident meters are designed to be read pointed at the light source for your main subject, meaning if the subject is in direct sun or shade, the meter's disc should be in the same light.

Reflective...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,750
Posted By MCTuomey
No, not too much if, say, you shoot landscapes...

No, not too much if, say, you shoot landscapes (and print big) where a small, lightweight hi-res camera and some nice, compact MF lenses are a benefit for travel.

I like the 16-24 max space for what...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By MCTuomey
Sekonic L308 or L358 work well for me. ...

Sekonic L308 or L358 work well for me. Especially the latter since it handles both aperture and shutter speed priority. The L308 is shirt pocket size, very convenient. Both accurate, both have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By MCTuomey
Hi Michael - I'd swap in the replacement you...

Hi Michael -

I'd swap in the replacement you bought. I've had the bubble thing on an M6 and an M6ttl. Neither deteriorated while I owned them. I like fresh paint as much as anyone, but it's a lot...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,090
Posted By MCTuomey
Between my small Leica kit and my Fuji kit, if I...

Between my small Leica kit and my Fuji kit, if I could only have one, it would likely be Fuji. More versatile without major compromises, at more reasonable cost.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,090
Posted By MCTuomey
Used M240? Close in price to a new CL, I think.

Used M240? Close in price to a new CL, I think.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,090
Posted By MCTuomey
really? was the light really that cool? the...

really? was the light really that cool? the jpg is too warm, i think, but the RAW conversion to me seems to go too far the other way.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,090
Posted By MCTuomey
Here are two that're handy, taken at iso...

Here are two that're handy, taken at iso 6400:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/820/39189191810_0e6ec85e53.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22H1RoS)
20180324-206-web (https://flic.kr/p/22H1RoS) by Mike Tuomey...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,090
Posted By MCTuomey
CL here since early this year. I use it with my...

CL here since early this year. I use it with my small set of M lenses, no experience with the "native" autofocus glass. I like its small size and handling a lot. Manual focus on the CL is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,494
Posted By MCTuomey
Nice looking watch - elegant, simple yet strong...

Nice looking watch - elegant, simple yet strong lines, understated. I like the Orient Star shared above too, softer lines, less assertive than the Leica.

I was told recently that it's a mark of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By MCTuomey
Good on ya, Joe!

Good on ya, Joe!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,493
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 I don't use mine while shooting (it's one of...

+1 I don't use mine while shooting (it's one of my fishing hats), but the thing cleans up so well and it ages so much better than I. A very practical piece of outdoor gear, especially for the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,805
Posted By MCTuomey
good on you - enjoy the new camera!

good on you - enjoy the new camera!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,001
Posted By MCTuomey
Several years ago I was hit with "service fees"...

Several years ago I was hit with "service fees" under similar conditions by UPS. Don't know whether the practice continues today.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2,019
Posted By MCTuomey
Great work, I enjoyed the images and text. ...

Great work, I enjoyed the images and text. Thanks for sharing, Honcho.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By MCTuomey
still have a 1V on hand, occasionally run a roll...

still have a 1V on hand, occasionally run a roll or two through it, such a workhorse.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,544
Posted By MCTuomey
Nice combo, A7 and ZM Sonnar. How did you set up...

Nice combo, A7 and ZM Sonnar. How did you set up the Sony's EVF for manual focus? Work well for you?

It's the wide lenses that generally have IQ problems due to the thicker sensor cover glass, and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,544
Posted By MCTuomey
Exactly right. And why for me it's nothing but a...

Exactly right. And why for me it's nothing but a wish. I'm old. I am fond of those fixed lens RFs from 40+ years ago. Still have one. Twin Q cameras, one 28 and one 50, and I'm real good for a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,544
Posted By MCTuomey
No, no, no - that thing is a beast and priced...

No, no, no - that thing is a beast and priced beyond me anyway. My wish is for a Q II with a fixed compact 50, say f/1.7 or f/1.8, kind of a twin to the Lux 28/1.7 on the current Q.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,544
Posted By MCTuomey
yes, yes, and yes :D well, okay. i could do...

yes, yes, and yes :D well, okay. i could do without ibis.



After my Q experience I would buy a 50mm version in a heartbeat. :D



My experience with M-system 35mm through 75mm lenses on the new...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3,035
Posted By MCTuomey
ha! must be why I resist upgrading X bodies. i...

ha! must be why I resist upgrading X bodies. i detest configuring 'em.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,716
Posted By MCTuomey
I think Leica M's strengths (simplicity, pleasure...

I think Leica M's strengths (simplicity, pleasure in use, excellent lenses) when weighed against its weaknesses (narrow range of uses, high cost of ownership) are less compelling than they used to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By MCTuomey
Going three years with the same two XT1 bodies,...

Going three years with the same two XT1 bodies, Bob. Shooting events, music venues, and travel. Hot and sweaty to cold and snowy. Minor signs of use on the coating. I use the MHG-XT grips, so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By MCTuomey
True, but I was suggesting tongue-in-cheek that...

True, but I was suggesting tongue-in-cheek that you switch over to Canon gear, then your repair times would improve, and you could still make the class. Of course, you'd be shooting Canon gear which...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By MCTuomey
Probably not. You could move to Canon, get your...

Probably not. You could move to Canon, get your repaired gear back in 4 days, and not miss the bokeh class.

C'mon, what well-heeled leicaphile has only one body?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By MCTuomey
Good point - I appreciate the reminder.

Good point - I appreciate the reminder.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-15-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,993
Posted By MCTuomey
i thought leica's marketing jumped it long ago,...

i thought leica's marketing jumped it long ago, but maybe they're caught in the tow rope
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-15-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By MCTuomey
joe, lucky to have and use both. zoom for events...

joe, lucky to have and use both. zoom for events when light is adequate. a 16/1.4 and 56/1.2 for small music venues where light is often poor and flash is a no. horses for courses.

the 16-55 is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By MCTuomey
Makes sense to me, Cal. The alternative - to...

Makes sense to me, Cal. The alternative - to oppose the exploitation - would consume no small amount of time, energy, relationships, and money. But then I'm old(er) and appreciate deeply the value...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By MCTuomey
Seems to be true of most of human endeavors, not...

Seems to be true of most of human endeavors, not only artistic ones. The powerful (Cal's gatekeepers) don't graciously concede the advantages of their power to those more talented. Typically, it's...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes, thanks for sharing ... what drive and desire!

Yes, thanks for sharing ... what drive and desire!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 Used to enjoy paging through magazines and...

+1 Used to enjoy paging through magazines and books admiring street and documentary photography, taking for granted the editorial/selection process that preceded publication. Aside from a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,888
Posted By MCTuomey
M4-P is plenty alluring to me ... don't know what...

M4-P is plenty alluring to me ... don't know what else to say.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,225
Posted By MCTuomey
I believe there is a difference, yes, or so my...

I believe there is a difference, yes, or so my eyes tell me.

I am referring to the difference between, say, a 50 summilux asph (excellent) and a canon 50 f/1.4 ltm (good). Not the difference...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-19-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,299
Posted By MCTuomey
The times I have decided against a photo have...

The times I have decided against a photo have typically been out of a sense that taking one at that particular moment would not be respectful. Nothing to do with whether to memorialize or the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By MCTuomey
Live view is also good for checking whether the...

Live view is also good for checking whether the RF needs adjustment.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By MCTuomey
1,000 plus the cost to repair the M9 is more like...

1,000 plus the cost to repair the M9 is more like 1,900 to make the switch to the M240, no?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By MCTuomey
a new M 262 for $3100? that's what i'd do. you...

a new M 262 for $3100? that's what i'd do. you could repair the M9, shoot it until the used M 262 market drops to low $2k range, then sell the M9 for whatever you could get and buy a used M 262. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By MCTuomey
All due respect, why would you change to an...

All due respect, why would you change to an unpracticed metering technique just before a significant photographic opportunity?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By MCTuomey
Yep - thanks, Dogman & Franko.

Yep - thanks, Dogman & Franko.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By MCTuomey
Familiarity with your tools makes you better at...

Familiarity with your tools makes you better at your craft, sure. If a new camera is unfamiliar, your craft will suffer. So if you're always acquiring new cameras, your craft has probably suffered...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By MCTuomey
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Bill.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Bill.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By MCTuomey
Where else to go for finely crafted cine and gear...

Where else to go for finely crafted cine and gear reviews?

Thank you, Dante.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By MCTuomey
Whoa ... thanks Rob.

Whoa ... thanks Rob.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By MCTuomey
My M glass produces smeary mid and far corners on...

My M glass produces smeary mid and far corners on my XT1. Focus peaking in lower light is not satisfactory for me. If I were buying an aps-c body for Leica glass, I’d consider the new CL. Not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By MCTuomey
Where can I get the preset?

Where can I get the preset?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By MCTuomey
Yes, excellent work - you burn film well!

Yes, excellent work - you burn film well!
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By MCTuomey
Much more precise than my "go-to" open up 2 stop...

Much more precise than my "go-to" open up 2 stop compensation method for backlit subjects, thanks Chris!
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By MCTuomey
Huzzah! I’ll be spending more time at RFF as a...

Huzzah!

I’ll be spending more time at RFF as a result, no doubt.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-27-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,389
Posted By MCTuomey
No buffer lag? One of two reasons I stopped...

No buffer lag?

One of two reasons I stopped using Leica for my club shooting was buffer lag (the other being restricted focal lengths for use in larger venues).

Though the M9/240 bodies are gone,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-14-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,599
Posted By MCTuomey
gyms are to exercise what pubs are to pints i...

gyms are to exercise what pubs are to pints

i don't know a more efficient way to exercise than at a gym, though prefer the outdoors for it.

weight training, circuit training, cardio, whatever you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By MCTuomey
joe, 56 & 16, on a couple bodies, that's my...

joe, 56 & 16, on a couple bodies, that's my all-around set-up too. light enough and gives me wider or tighter with speed.

i use a messenger bag converted for camera duty. wide, long strap,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By MCTuomey
'tis for me ... pricey tho' it be

'tis for me ... pricey tho' it be
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,686
Posted By MCTuomey
there's one in the classifieds now ...

there's one in the classifieds now ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By MCTuomey
Pretty much true, I think. Developing services...

Pretty much true, I think. Developing services are as close as your post office. Not a bad thing if you're patient and find a lab you like.

Time to ride with the wind, not against it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1,853
Posted By MCTuomey
Not a Buddhist, but along the same line,...

Not a Buddhist, but along the same line, Descartes' Cogito: I think, therefore I am.

A working artist in the craft, E.M. Forster: How can I know what I think until I see what I say?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1,853
Posted By MCTuomey
After I listened to that same interview, I...

After I listened to that same interview, I toggled over to "Mingus" which Mitchell dedicated as a tribute record. She must have been writing down a lot in those days. Quite a record, and I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By MCTuomey
Agree Re the link and photos - incredible,...

Agree

Re the link and photos - incredible, beautiful, vibrant. I think of orishas, clave, living drums ...

Gear? He used what he needed, so wisely that it's transparent.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By MCTuomey
I use the 90/2 for club shooting in decent light,...

I use the 90/2 for club shooting in decent light, also for events where I have room to move. Great optic, but kind of specialized, meaning it needs 1/180 min shutter speed to avoid shake, and (for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,680
Posted By MCTuomey
Did you trial Capture One or Iridient Developer's...

Did you trial Capture One or Iridient Developer's X-Transformer? In my experience both offer effective alternatives to LR.

I'm still in LR for most of what I shoot, primarily high iso club/event...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,680
Posted By MCTuomey
I don't think the moderators have any problem,...

I don't think the moderators have any problem, since two of them posted above.

We're all free to post. Sorry if I've insulted you, it wasn't intended. My point is more that, as *semilog* used to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,680
Posted By MCTuomey
Apples to oranges, comparing Fuji X to Sony...

Apples to oranges, comparing Fuji X to Sony E-mount (with Zeiss glass). Two very different small format systems with different strengths and weaknesses.

One of the perverse aspects of gear...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-15-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 15,263
Posted By MCTuomey
Glad to hear, Skip. I used to shoot a ZM 21/2.8...

Glad to hear, Skip. I used to shoot a ZM 21/2.8 on an M9, loved it for things like long exposure night shooting in NOLA. Plenty sharp (esp in center), zeiss colors, nice star points at night,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By MCTuomey
Red face good point :o

good point :o
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By MCTuomey
there's nothing novel in his business model...

there's nothing novel in his business model relative to seminars, especially the luxe variety. fly fishermen conduct seminars on trout streams, often in exclusive locations, for well-heeled types...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By MCTuomey
Sheesh, all this opprobrium about a guy who blogs...

Sheesh, all this opprobrium about a guy who blogs and pushes workshops and accessories. So what? No harm, no foul. If he's not to your taste, and he's not to mine, don't read him.

Now that I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By MCTuomey
Agree, mixed with a helping of resentment, maybe....

Agree, mixed with a helping of resentment, maybe. Those of us making our living from something other than photography (as I do) find it strangely easy to criticize those who do, I think.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2017
Replies: 677
Views: 58,491
Posted By MCTuomey
I don't have an M-D, or any M bodies, but so...

I don't have an M-D, or any M bodies, but so enjoy this thread for its images and discussion. Wonderful stuff, thanks for sharing it all.

re Vince's pic of the brooks saddle, my wife rides her...
Forum: Travel 08-04-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,653
Posted By MCTuomey
ditto: would love to do such a trip by rail ......

ditto: would love to do such a trip by rail ... thanks for sharing. looking fwd to reading on once the link is fixed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,820
Posted By MCTuomey
Agree on the trailer. But a 911 with a roof rack...

Agree on the trailer. But a 911 with a roof rack and a couple of well-worn bags strapped in somehow inspires me ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,820
Posted By MCTuomey
The battery bandolier look makes me think vintage...

The battery bandolier look makes me think vintage Che Guevara or Black Panther pics from the sixties in the US. Do you happen to wear a beret while shooting? Fatigues?

Where do you stash your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By MCTuomey
TL2 looks attractive to me, although my aps-c...

TL2 looks attractive to me, although my aps-c gear is Fuji today and my momentum continues to be Fuji.

This crowd IS really tough.

To paraphrase what's said about gear: Some people look hard at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 15,263
Posted By MCTuomey
M8's 28mm framelines are its VF sweet-spot, imho....

M8's 28mm framelines are its VF sweet-spot, imho. Go for it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 15,263
Posted By MCTuomey
OP: What is your 35/50/90 set-up not allowing you...

OP: What is your 35/50/90 set-up not allowing you to shoot the way you'd like?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,238
Posted By MCTuomey
Best all around 50 is a zm planar, not too pricey...

Best all around 50 is a zm planar, not too pricey either

For film and digital, I'd take the newer lens, unless you need the extra stop
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,617
Posted By MCTuomey
No, a parking lot gunfight isn't my idea of...

No, a parking lot gunfight isn't my idea of well-planned defense, especially when the perps have at least two guns. But being accompanied by armed, trained security would be on my short list.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,617
Posted By MCTuomey
I've done some shooting in tough areas of my...

I've done some shooting in tough areas of my hometown, Detroit. Yeah, complacency and that odd obliviousness I experience when I'm in the shooting groove are dangerous states of mind. A friend of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By MCTuomey
when i had one, i felt the rigid was pretty...

when i had one, i felt the rigid was pretty wonderful on film M's. on digital i prefer the ZM planar or sonnar or, expensively, a lux. never used the VC 50/1.1 but did own and like the VC 50/1.5,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-11-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By MCTuomey
at one point i used the ZM 50/2 and 50/1.5...

at one point i used the ZM 50/2 and 50/1.5 interchangeably to their strengths, very happily. then unexpectedly found a used lux 50 at a good price, and bought in. ended up selling the two ZMs,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,149
Posted By MCTuomey
Ken, I just sold my M6ttl and M240, two of my M...

Ken, I just sold my M6ttl and M240, two of my M lenses, with more to follow. Plan is to get 1-2 XT2 bodies, replacing my XT1's, then be pretty much Fuji X for most of my small format shooting. It...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,787
Posted By MCTuomey
Great point!

Great point!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By MCTuomey
Likely so, given how famously variable (i.e....

Likely so, given how famously variable (i.e. sloppy) American English is in use.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By MCTuomey
you don't need it. easy to modify a small...

you don't need it. easy to modify a small battery operated flash with a softbox, umbrella, beauty dish, etc., if you decide you need softer versus harder shadows. good to be able to do both on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By MCTuomey
Flash = hot shoe based (can be off-camera of...

Flash = hot shoe based (can be off-camera of course), limited power, small/light
Strobe = not hot shoe based, full range of power, large(r)/heavier

I think this is how the terms are generally used,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By MCTuomey
if the image you have in mind is the one where...

if the image you have in mind is the one where the women are grieving next to the deceased, then i'd say if flash was used it had to be off-camera left/high (emulating window light).

a softbox would...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,653
Posted By MCTuomey
take the x70, relax, and enjoy the trip you're...

take the x70, relax, and enjoy the trip

you're plenty good enough to "run with what you brung"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By MCTuomey
thanks for sharing - and for the reminder to pull...

thanks for sharing - and for the reminder to pull mine out and get shooting, such a fine pleasure indeed
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 4,738
Posted By MCTuomey
well, whatever works for you ... isn't...

well, whatever works for you ... isn't necessarily what works for me.

i shoot to make the best exposure i can, sometimes full manual, sometimes AE. i like flexibility in my cameras.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,053
Posted By MCTuomey
Appreciate your thoughts, Daniel. Fuji is so...

Appreciate your thoughts, Daniel. Fuji is so competitive on value, only way to go with the Q is for its remarkable lens quality.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,006
Posted By MCTuomey
the "A" is worth it if you will need to shoot...

the "A" is worth it if you will need to shoot quickly in changing light. i prefer the longer baselength "3" bessas because i shoot fast glass at close distances all the time. what luke...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By MCTuomey
I had both for awhile, ended up keeping only the...

I had both for awhile, ended up keeping only the ASPH. More versatile.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By MCTuomey
I have a pair of XT1 bodies in moderate event and...

I have a pair of XT1 bodies in moderate event and travel use for nearly 3 years. No issue with the body covering or, for that matter, the card door or any ports.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,511
Posted By MCTuomey
Agree. VC 50/1.5 - pretty crazy how good it is...

Agree. VC 50/1.5 - pretty crazy how good it is wide open.

With the M9 it's nice to have that extra 3/4 stop, or more, which makes the VC 50/1.1 a great option.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3,134
Posted By MCTuomey
yes joe, it's black and either an E or F, can't...

yes joe, it's black and either an E or F, can't remember which
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3,134
Posted By MCTuomey
still have one, in black, though i haven't run...

still have one, in black, though i haven't run any film through it recently

fine, sharp lens, excellent fixed lens RF, only wish the RF patch was a bit more defined for my aged eyes

nice pics, my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By MCTuomey
RFs are limited by design (but admittedly, for...

RFs are limited by design (but admittedly, for some, a great pleasure in use and ownership). If you can work within or around those limits (focal lengths, manual focus, etc.), and RF simplicity is...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,053
Posted By MCTuomey
interested to see Daniel's take on the new Fuji...

interested to see Daniel's take on the new Fuji compared to the Q

x100f looks like great value at 1/3 of the leica

have to disagree with DrMcCoy re the Q vs XP2/XT2 AF though. for me, the Q is...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,053
Posted By MCTuomey
you can disable the Q's video button,...

you can disable the Q's video button, daniel

great pics - you've got the 28 FL down!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
congrats on the new lens, doug!

congrats on the new lens, doug!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By MCTuomey
One can't underestimate the cool factor of old...

One can't underestimate the cool factor of old film gear. Of course, in the matter of film gear, there is a thin line between cool and geek ...

Me, I would not bring my cooler gear on spousal...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By MCTuomey
Fn button programmability is limited to the...

Fn button programmability is limited to the following, as far as I know:

•White Balance
•Exposure Compensation
•Scene Mode
•File Format
•Exposure Meter mode
•Wireless LAN
•Self Timer
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-12-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
If there are any absolutes in making photographs,...

If there are any absolutes in making photographs, this must be the first.

One may not like fast glass due to its price, size, weight, or image quality, but its utility for those who work in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
Ron, the OP isn't apparently interested in flash...

Ron, the OP isn't apparently interested in flash (bold added).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-11-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
Good plan!

Good plan!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,841
Posted By MCTuomey
^^^^^ (lawdy how i luv this forum!)

^^^^^

(lawdy how i luv this forum!)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
Michael raises a very good point. EVFs (and AF...

Michael raises a very good point. EVFs (and AF too), like the Q's, make framing and shooting efficiency much easier when using big wides at wide apertures. I rarely use anything wider than a 35 on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
Fast wides have their uses, at least for me. I...

Fast wides have their uses, at least for me. I couldn't have gotten this shot's isolation combined with "environment" with a 50:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3948/33618094942_3c40053a13_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,772
Posted By MCTuomey
I think you answered well. This would be...

I think you answered well. This would be sufficient reason for me.

I have a Q that I shoot mostly wide open, for the look, not because I need the speed.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-04-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,275
Posted By MCTuomey
I haven't been using my Q for long, actually shot...

I haven't been using my Q for long, actually shot jpgs only for several exposures when I first got it. Raws are about 2-4x larger, depending on the size jpg you choose.

Only reason to use jpgs...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-01-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 27,272
Posted By MCTuomey
New Orleans -...

New Orleans -

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2919/33618094852_a79b1560c8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TdHwn3)20170318-180-web (https://flic.kr/p/TdHwn3) by Mike Tuomey...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-31-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4,053
Posted By MCTuomey
looking forward to your thoughts, daniel

looking forward to your thoughts, daniel
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-31-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,841
Posted By MCTuomey
mitch, the pre-asph 50 lux shots are very...

mitch, the pre-asph 50 lux shots are very attractive: color value, sharpness & texture in the details, and the overall look. in one shot you're even getting a star pattern at presumably a fairly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,841
Posted By MCTuomey
Have you tried the Huelight M240 profiles? I...

Have you tried the Huelight M240 profiles? I like them a lot.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-30-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,841
Posted By MCTuomey
nice shots! and thanks for taking the time to...

nice shots! and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

pretty sure that i'll be getting out of leica soon, despite the M10's considerable attractiveness.

i've become wed to EVFs and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,592
Posted By MCTuomey
You bought an old camera that the seller...

You bought an old camera that the seller represented had a CLA several years ago and is offered with a 6 month, labor only warranty. You are not an experienced Leica user, but you're learning. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 horses for courses

+1 horses for courses
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By MCTuomey
Very fine series!! Excellent compositions and...

Very fine series!! Excellent compositions and textures, you capture neighborhood life in Nola strongly.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-15-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,698
Posted By MCTuomey
what joe said! fwiw, nearly 10 years ago I...

what joe said!

fwiw, nearly 10 years ago I bought two tenba telephoto lens bags which were used several hundred times to ferry my canon "big whites" when I was sports-shooting. still have them...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-09-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By MCTuomey
good choice, mark. current prices have made the...

good choice, mark. current prices have made the M240 very attractive - your timing is excellent.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,546
Posted By MCTuomey
More like a sidegrade, isn't it?

More like a sidegrade, isn't it?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-08-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,482
Posted By MCTuomey
+3 you can shoot full manual with the Q,...

+3

you can shoot full manual with the Q, making it in principle the functional equivalent of an M body with a 28, but to me manual mode on the Q is a "there if you want/need it" concept. The Q is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-18-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,492
Posted By MCTuomey
Good write-up and thanks for sharing. Pretty...

Good write-up and thanks for sharing. Pretty sure I'm not ordering one soon, maybe next generation, maybe not at all. I'm leaning more and more toward mirror less.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
Klaus, live view touch screen can only be fully...

Klaus, live view touch screen can only be fully disabled when in manual mode. In auto mode, touch live view is enabled except that touch AF and touch shutter can be turned off specifically. In...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
Fuji got that one right, didn't they?

Fuji got that one right, didn't they?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
Hold on: the touch functions that can be disabled...

Hold on: the touch functions that can be disabled are AF and AF+shutter actuation. Can't make the touch screen completely "dumb" as far as I can tell.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
Thanks for the correction & clarification - the...

Thanks for the correction & clarification - the LCD can be turned off and the touch feature [edit: AF & AF+shutter activation via touch screen, specifically] can be disabled independently.

The Q is...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-16-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
rear screen can be turned off, yes.

rear screen can be turned off, yes.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By MCTuomey
Mick, you do Cuba right well - beautiful work!

Mick, you do Cuba right well - beautiful work!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By MCTuomey
nice plan, joe - that kit would be a pleasure to...

nice plan, joe - that kit would be a pleasure to carry all day. greatly prefer two bodies to repeated lens changing.

me, i'd want for something wider than the 27/2.8 depending on where i'd be...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-16-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By MCTuomey
fine to dislike the Q for a number of reason:...

fine to dislike the Q for a number of reason: fixed 28mm, EVF only, and so on. it's not for everyone, sure.

me, i likey. nails focus up (real) close wide open far far faster & more reliably than i...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,577
Posted By MCTuomey
Practical/functional first - domke gripper or...

Practical/functional first - domke gripper or upstrap

Practical and pretty - Gordy's

Pretty and stylin' - artist & artisan, luigi
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,330
Posted By MCTuomey
Lovely, Pacco - great film choice too.

Lovely, Pacco - great film choice too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By MCTuomey
Excellent, Bill! "Sea and sky" and the curved...

Excellent, Bill! "Sea and sky" and the curved condos especially so.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-27-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,963
Posted By MCTuomey
The most convincing argument for me to keep my...

The most convincing argument for me to keep my M240 is that it's paid for. Painful enough price at that time, I'm not about to do it over again so soon.

But kudos for the camera's improved high iso...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-19-2017
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,847
Posted By MCTuomey
Seller: lic4 Bought an A&A strap from Isaac,...

Seller: lic4

Bought an A&A strap from Isaac, just as described if not better, shipped fast, can't ask for more. A credit to this forum!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-16-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By MCTuomey
Had it, sold it. Too heavy, too stiff. Now...

Had it, sold it. Too heavy, too stiff.

Now using primarily a couple different versions of the Bare Bones Bags, and a Courier Ware messenger-type bag when I need more capacity. Also picked up a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,716
Posted By MCTuomey
Enjoyed the review and your pics, especially your...

Enjoyed the review and your pics, especially your pragmatic "in use" perspective.

+1 lovely light - you use it well!

Have you considered the Q?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By MCTuomey
I feel for you. On one hand, you have a...

I feel for you. On one hand, you have a compelling reason to shoot digitally. On the other, you have well-established skills and pleasing results from film.

I don't know what to say. I have one...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By MCTuomey
Same here, great work, communication, and price.

Same here, great work, communication, and price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,189
Posted By MCTuomey
Flame suit? No fire sticks here. Just shows how...

Flame suit? No fire sticks here. Just shows how personal gear can be and, if I may say, why gear decisions should be a no-judgment zone discussion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,189
Posted By MCTuomey
Good thinking and great choices!

Good thinking and great choices!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-15-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,874
Posted By MCTuomey
well deserved and congratulations! inspiring...

well deserved and congratulations! inspiring street work, as always.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,189
Posted By MCTuomey
If the move to a new MP (and maybe keeping one MF...

If the move to a new MP (and maybe keeping one MF rig) buys you freedom from gear pondering and concentrates your shooting, then do it.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-02-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 2,946
Posted By MCTuomey
Not the binding or wobble issues. I've had three...

Not the binding or wobble issues. I've had three ZM lenses with these problems repaired over the last 5-6 years, all out of warranty, two by just a few months. C-Sonnar 50, Biogon 35/2, Planar 50. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 re Carmen. She was wonderful, period.

+1 re Carmen. She was wonderful, period.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By MCTuomey
Klaus, you are so right to remind us of Leica's...

Klaus, you are so right to remind us of Leica's dedication, but that's not the point. Leica's service and parts commitment is unparalleled. It's the matter of timing when one is depending on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By MCTuomey
Michael, sadly not unusual treatment for those of...

Michael, sadly not unusual treatment for those of us lacking connections.

Which for me is one reason why Leicas are a personal luxury rather than working gear, as I can't afford necessary backup...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-18-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By MCTuomey
joe, i like it so well that i pair it with a...

joe, i like it so well that i pair it with a 35/1.4 as my 2 lens walk-around set-up. as willie pointed out, it's not as strong on the far end at f/4-5.6. OIS is worth about 2 stops, at least. i...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-08-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,252
Posted By MCTuomey
+1 and i really would like one, but for the...

+1 and i really would like one, but for the price ... i keep thinking it's a lot less than a Lux 28, which is sadder still i guess
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-28-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 7,640
Posted By MCTuomey
JCH - a big +1 here Located a specific version...

JCH - a big +1 here

Located a specific version M6ttl for me on short notice, completely objective condition assessment, great communication, well worth every penny.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,436
Posted By MCTuomey
\ beautiful!

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beautiful!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,436
Posted By MCTuomey
short answer, hell yes longer answer, only...

short answer, hell yes

longer answer, only limits to the MM v1 imho are buffer speed and shutter noise. if you don't shoot rapidly and don't have need for more silent operation, do it. wonderful...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-20-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,716
Posted By MCTuomey
lovely work!

lovely work!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,593
Posted By MCTuomey
nice! like others say, share more please.

nice! like others say, share more please.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-17-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,523
Posted By MCTuomey
thanks for the site tip - truly wonderful, yes!

thanks for the site tip - truly wonderful, yes!
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-14-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,656
Posted By MCTuomey
the reason i read threads like this one is...

the reason i read threads like this one is simple. i like to hear how others align gear with their imaging goals. which has nothing to do with absolutes and everything to do with how someone gets...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,148
Posted By MCTuomey
Simply lovely ...

Simply lovely ...
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