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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,428
Posted By dugrant153
How has no one posted this...

How has no one posted this yet:

http://youarenotaphotographer.com/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,573
Posted By dugrant153
I prefer my Epson V700

While I love DSLR scanning (or mirrorless in my case), if you can dial in your V700 and your software, you can get some pretty usable and amazing results AND batch scan a whole bunch at a time.

My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By dugrant153
There is a possible issue with the CL and large lenses

One issue I've had with my Leica CL is that the with really "rotund" lenses, the focusing ring blocks part or all of the rangefinder window (the small one). This effectively negates focusing using...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By dugrant153
Leica CL viewfinder magnifier

Has anyone played with the idea of a magnifier for the Leica CL viewfinder? I know I know... upgrade to a Leica M or something to get the clearer and more distinct patch but I really like the Leica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-16-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By dugrant153
I love photographing on the "street" or whereever...

I love photographing on the "street" or whereever I am and observing people. I see myself as a sociologist with a camera rather than a "street photographer". Being able to blend artistic photography...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By dugrant153
Agreed. Rollei can make all the expensive and...

Agreed. Rollei can make all the expensive and high end Rolleis they want but there's a reason they went out of business 2 years ago.

I've used the TL70 and while it's no Rolleiflex (pun intended),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By dugrant153
Thanks folks. That makes a lot of sense The...

Thanks folks. That makes a lot of sense
The spring does kind of free float in the winding spool but the spring is slightly larger than the center of the spool in which it sits so the friction of the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By dugrant153
Sigma 24-35 F2 Art lens

Being a Canon/Sony user, I've taken to liking the Sigma 24-35 F2 art lens. Not only do I get some pretty good results at F2 but I get a decent range that fits my "usual" wide-angle street photography...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By dugrant153
Leica M6 - the Spring in the winding spool

Hi all,

So in an effort grab out some film from my M6 that had become stuck on the winding spool (the film ripped from the canister end - long story), I poked around on the winding spool to try to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By dugrant153
lube?

I use an Olympus OM1 that had this problem but in my case the latch that locked the door and also released it was sticky. I had to hold the rewind knob out for a while before it would slowly release...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,478
Posted By dugrant153
I only chatted with Tom A on the phone but it was...

I only chatted with Tom A on the phone but it was through his willing to talk to me for 20-30 minutes that I was able to sort out my options for rangefinders. I still have a Tom A soft release and...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,300
Posted By dugrant153
I'm a Leica CL owner and I love the camera but...

One other item that hasn't been brought up yet is potential blockage of the viewfinder window. I found that with certain lens hoods OR if my lens had a thick lens ring or tab, it would actually block...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By dugrant153
I know everyone talks about the Leica magic but...

I know everyone talks about the Leica magic but with the cost of a Leica lens, I've been able to build my own trio of fast lenses:

CV 28mm F2 Ultron
CV 35mm F1.2 (Version 1)
CV 50mm F1.5 LTM w/...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By dugrant153
I use a 50mm F1.5 LTM lens on my Leica CL...

I use a 50mm F1.5 LTM lens on my Leica CL (although currently it has a 28mm on it) and found focusing to be pretty spot on for the most part. Just have to be super careful about it. At 40mm, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By dugrant153
So it seems any sort of heavy loading on my...

So it seems any sort of heavy loading on my shoulders will tire them out after a while.
Was going to double wrist but sometimes I need to use my hands to make motions for things or pick up other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By dugrant153
I have a Canon 1D Mark IIN that I've tempted to...

I have a Canon 1D Mark IIN that I've tempted to sell but it's been my go-to for a lot of professional work (yes, even at 8 MP!). They're tanks but they get the job done in a way that no other camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By dugrant153
Thought about that route but not sure if the...

Thought about that route but not sure if the Leicas can be held via the tripod mount on the bottom plate. Afraid of torqueing the bottom plate or having it slip off while I'm running with the cameras?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By dugrant153
I actually have a setup where I have two small...

I actually have a setup where I have two small bags attached to a Thinktank belt that allow me to put one in while I grab out the other. It's like a fanny pack for the 2000s.
It works OK but a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By dugrant153
My neck is also a bad punching point for me......

My neck is also a bad punching point for me... but I have thought about that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By dugrant153
Two Leicas, Two wrists?

With shoulder problems causing me to not be able to bear much camera load, I've been looking at alternatives for quick shooting with my Leica M6 and Leica CL.

I have them on shoulder straps but find...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By dugrant153
Having shot with multiple formats (645, 6x6, 6x7...

Having shot with multiple formats (645, 6x6, 6x7 and now 6x9), I'm finding the 6x9 to be quite amazing. The detail is kind of ridiculous on a 6x9 (double of a 645 neg from what I understand) and the...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13,821
Posted By dugrant153
Also: http://www.jonathandesmond.com/blog/2015/7/...

Also:

http://www.jonathandesmond.com/blog/2015/7/21/gear-review-darkosaric-35mm-viewfinder-accessory
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13,821
Posted By dugrant153
I'm using a 28mm VF for when I mount my 28mm lens...

I'm using a 28mm VF for when I mount my 28mm lens either of my Leica cameras (M6 or CL). However, I find it a bit difficult to time it right and get things in focus and frame things when everything...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-01-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,721
Posted By dugrant153
While I've tried using an RB67, I found the...

While I've tried using an RB67, I found the ground glass and heavy size to be very cumbersome... and I found out all too quickly that my brain doesn't work really well with my type of work (quick...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-31-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By dugrant153
Ah... I was kind of eyeing that one. I do enjoy...

Ah... I was kind of eyeing that one. I do enjoy the ability to charge via USB and I don't think you can do that with the battery grips (something about the Sony programming).

Hefty, battery port...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By dugrant153
Sony A7ii grips?

Hi folks, looking for alternatives for the Sony A7ii battery grip. I'd love to have just the form of the grip but don't necessarily need the two batteries in the grip. I have large fingers and my...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-12-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Taemo, those images are beautiful! I've...

Taemo, those images are beautiful!

I've collected an OM lens collection from my late Uncle and purchased a K&P adapter to use them. Images are a bit darker so I have to compensate for the exposure...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,724
Posted By dugrant153
How about the Pentax K-01?

I've used my Pentax K01 (and a macro lens) for scanning negatives and the results have turned out pretty amazing, especially compared to my Epson V700 which is showing softer and softer results it...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Wow.... Sony A7 was impressive

I had a chance to really put the Sony A7 through its paces... and I have to say that I'm very impressed. Coupled with the CV 28mm F2 Ultron gives the images a certain imperfect feel that just...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-29-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By dugrant153
I have a Sony A7ii that I've purchased use and...

I have a Sony A7ii that I've purchased use and thus far no sensor issues thus far... Am also curious about any potential issues that may arise.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-28-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Fotodiox Pro adapter

Managed to get a Leica M to Sony E adapter (Fotodiox). Works well and the fitting is quite tight.

It's great to see the results of my CV 28mm F2. It's a fantastic Cosina M Mount lens but I think it...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-22-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By dugrant153
I too enjoy my Leica CL. It's a great camera and...

I too enjoy my Leica CL. It's a great camera and very very tiny, making it more likely to come with me than my much heavier Leica M6 setup (I have it paired with the CV 35mm F1.2 lens which is quite...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-21-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Update: I've been using the Sony A7 with the 50mm...

Update: I've been using the Sony A7 with the 50mm F1.8 Sony lens and it's been great for autofocus. For the times I've had to manual focus, it automatically magnifies and that's been very helpful and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-15-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By dugrant153
Love my XT10

I have extensive use with my Fuji XT10 after having used it over the last year for personal work, wedding work and personal project work in a bit of a standard Vancouver down-pour (yes it still...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
So just picked up a smokin' deal on an A7ii. My...

So just picked up a smokin' deal on an A7ii. My Leica M adapter is going to take a while to get here so picked up a 50mm F1.8 E-mount Sony lens in the meanwhile.

Excited to get some M-mount...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-11-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Oh cool! I've been trying to do the same thing...

Oh cool!
I've been trying to do the same thing on my current Fuji XT10 setup. Maybe screen's smaller or the screen is "too good" that the contrast noise doesn't really register as well. Magnifying...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Thanks. I was just using this on a Fuji XT10 and...

Thanks. I was just using this on a Fuji XT10 and agree... if you can magnify, you can nail focus on things pretty quick. The funny thing is that I think it's quicker (and much more accurate) than AF...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
I guess with some practice you can easily and...

I guess with some practice you can easily and quickly zoom in to focus to ensure you're in focus, even if you're wide open?

AF will be quicker I think but in some cases not necessarily faster. .....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-09-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
I'm using a Fuji setup right now and it's not...

I'm using a Fuji setup right now and it's not bad. I have an XT10 tho so the LCD is kind of hard to see.

Any suggestions for adapters that aren't too bad but not super cheap? Look at the Voigtlander...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-07-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
This seems to be quite similar to how I'm...

This seems to be quite similar to how I'm currently operating my Fuji XT10 with an adaptor. View the scene, press button for magnification (in this case one step and I can scroll the wheel to make it...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-06-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,924
Posted By dugrant153
Sony A7 original + Leica M Lenses + Focus Peaking?

Hey folks,

So I just noticed that the Sony A7 original is still available for sale. I've been toying with the idea of mounting my Leica M lenses to a digital camera but

-Fuji cameras crop the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2017
Replies: 694
Views: 52,871
Posted By dugrant153
Single wipe or multiple times? I actually do use...

Single wipe or multiple times? I actually do use an anti-static cloth but I guess some dirt still gets caught up somewhere... maybe in the film holder?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2017
Replies: 694
Views: 52,871
Posted By dugrant153
I use a Pentax K01 mirrorless camera, a broken...

I use a Pentax K01 mirrorless camera, a broken Sigma macro lens and lens hoods mounted downwards onto an old film holder to keep the negs flat.

The dust can get really bad but daaaang when I nail...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,531
Posted By dugrant153
I would argue...

Digital actually helped me to experiment and learn a lot faster than as to the effects of "what happens" when you shoot an image a certain way. With the digital camera, I was able to experiment and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By dugrant153
I got so used to it without a handgrip...

So, despite having wanted the Leica M handgrip for a while, I found that I'm actually preferring to go without it. My fingers are quite long and I thought the grip would help but perhaps because the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,154
Posted By dugrant153
Great site! Thanks for compiling all that...

Great site! Thanks for compiling all that information!
I will try to contribute to it soon but wedding season is coming up... actually, should be interesting to write about what it's like to use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By dugrant153
Ok so... my concern is longevity. Are these...

Ok so... my concern is longevity. Are these scanners near the end of their life? They're looking at $500 CDN for it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By dugrant153
Talking Possible opportunity on a Nikon CoolScan V ED

Hi everyone,

So I've been scanning a lot of my negatives with the Epson V700... and after being unhappy with that, I moved over to DSLR scanning and have been pretty happy with the results except...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-26-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6,953
Posted By dugrant153
That might work if you only slide your finger...

That might work if you only slide your finger over the shutter dial to rotate it. However, sometimes I use both my fingers to rotate it and having the handle block a part of it would make it more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,185
Posted By dugrant153
Did anyone watch that episode of Portlandia?

There's an episode of Portlandia where Fred Armisen's character is questioning his age (mid-life crisis I guess) and he starts to pull out all these different mac computers, zip drives, floppy disk...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-24-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6,953
Posted By dugrant153
So I got my grip 3D printed (a bit more pricey...

So I got my grip 3D printed (a bit more pricey here where I'm at due to the limited number of printing options I guess). It's an EXACT fit... whoever designed the grip did a fantastic job.

Just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-20-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By dugrant153
Gritty

I recently obtained the book "Fat Baby" and boy did it punch me right in the face (figuratively speaking). Eugene Richards has a way of going about his work that is both very sensitive to his...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-19-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6,953
Posted By dugrant153
As of writing, I'm currently getting one of these...

As of writing, I'm currently getting one of these made!!! 3D Printing is opening up a lot of possibilities for our old fancy-pants cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By dugrant153
Options:

Options:

Nikonos – Not very practical for me as I need the accuracy of the rangefinder for the work I do (I tend to shoot close to wide open). Would be cool if I went scuba diving though!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By dugrant153
Thumbs up Sounds like a pretty usual wedding experience....

Sounds like a pretty usual wedding experience. Stuff is flying by really really fast and you have to be able to nail the shot as it happens. It's tough when you take a shot and you think to yourself...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By dugrant153
Tactics for photographing in the rain - with a rangefinder

Looking for tips on how best to photograph in the rain with our lovely Leicas and other rangefinder cameras. Usually I use an SLR and cover it and the lens with a bag, leaving a small hole so I can...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By dugrant153
This camera is truly amazing.

Thanks, David. I shall do so. Every now and then, I test the infinity focus just to make sure all is OK. So far so good.

Learning to really love the CL. Sometimes, I prefer it even over my M6 due to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By dugrant153
I didn't really know about the blue stuff until I...

I didn't really know about the blue stuff until I started doing RC car work and automotive work in general. Thanks for the tip on superglue. I'll keep that in mind!
Could you just pour a drip of the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By dugrant153
Actually, it's this stuff....

Actually, it's this stuff.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/t_lkr_blue/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Blue-242.htm

When I went in to conduct the adjustment, the RF actually had a bit of blue goo on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
Currently looking to go 50mm and 28mm as I'm...

Currently looking to go 50mm and 28mm as I'm liking the slightly wider angle. Was constantly switching lenses with just my one Leica M6 body while at a Cherry Blossom Festival show and it was really...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By dugrant153
Leica Minolta CL - My second "Leica"

So after much deliberation and gnashing of teeth, I finally plunked down some cash on a Leica Minolta CL. Fantastic condition, meter works... it's all good.

Except the RF was off horizontally....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
Dang, I just passed up on it. I was kind of...

Dang, I just passed up on it. I was kind of thinking about going that route but that would put me out of budget. Seems the avg clean Leica M6 is around $1600 USD.... daaang..
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-01-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By dugrant153
I'm not close to Chicago but thanks for the...

I'm not close to Chicago but thanks for the offer!

Hmmm... the results appear to be mixed but sounds like the Bessa R is the best "second" to a Leica M6 (short of buying an actual Leica).
I guess...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By dugrant153
It sounds like you either love it or hate it, eh?...

It sounds like you either love it or hate it, eh? Would love to see if I could try one out... wonder if I can find a local craiglister... hmm...

I actually don't mind the clunk of the Bessa. Though...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By dugrant153
Canon P - A good secondary Leica?

So I love my M6 and as much as I'd love a second one, I don't really have the funds nor do I want to go through the hassle of getting a high-priced beater and having to fix it up.

I have a CV 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
I usually find this to be true too and in a pinch...

I usually find this to be true too and in a pinch (and in very tight quarters), I'll break out my Canon + Sigma 24mm Art lens. However, I generally use one camera as color film and the other as black...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By dugrant153
Wedding photography is hard work. Ask any wedding photographer.

I shoot film with my wedding work usually. Gotta be honest in that I rely on the digital rig a majority of the time but the film has this amazing look.

Group shots - the key here is getting good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
A few more images... this time magnified

A few more images... this time magnified
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
I'm seeing it just behind the lens mount. My best...

I'm seeing it just behind the lens mount. My best guess is sand or some sort of dirt based on the particulate. Theres some in the back area too (not pictured)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
Well looks like photographs are worth a 1000...

Well looks like photographs are worth a 1000 words.

I'll be passing on this. Thanks for the insight everyone. Guess I'll have to keep an eye out for another one or something.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
It's one from a store so about $1,200 CDN or...

It's one from a store so about $1,200 CDN or about $900 USD.

Does it really look that bad? If so, I'm curious why. My current Leica M6 had scrapes on the back but it's turned out to be excellent.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
This is what it looks like if you're curious.

This is what it looks like if you're curious.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By dugrant153
A potential second Leica M6

I have the opportunity to grab another Leica M6 so I can go with both a 35mm and 50mm lens at the same time (exciting!). However, this Leica M6 seemed like a light user. I noticed some light dirt...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,147
Posted By dugrant153
Old digital cameras still rock

I don't have the Nikon D700 but I remember when I first started that it was considered the "shizzle" and cost a fortune. With the rampant changes in digital technology, it's a shame that these...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-16-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By dugrant153
I occasionally use a Fuji XT10 and I just tried...

I occasionally use a Fuji XT10 and I just tried my hand on the XT2 .... so if you combine the performance in the XT2 and slam it into the XT10 body.... daaaaaaaaang...
Forum: RFF News 03-02-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 6,692
Posted By dugrant153
I didn't really meet Tom A in person but on the...

I didn't really meet Tom A in person but on the phone, he was fantastic guy. I will definitely miss him.

+1 to some awesome Softies. They work really well compared to practically every other soft...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dugrant153
I gotta be honest.... it probably is G.A.S. In...

I gotta be honest.... it probably is G.A.S.

In my defence, I was going to trade-in a chunk of equipment so I'd have a net loss of equipment but....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dugrant153
So I had a chance to finally try out the camera...

So I had a chance to finally try out the camera in the store. Everything looked good but for some reason the focus wouldn't "snap" like it does on my M6. I tried to explain that I thought the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dugrant153
I think the rewind knob on the M2 and M3 would...

I think the rewind knob on the M2 and M3 would drive me nuts as I have slippery fingers.... but they do look beautiful :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dugrant153
I would. I find the M6 metering (mine isn't the...

I would. I find the M6 metering (mine isn't the TTL version) amazingly accurate and super usable. An M4 came up for sale that, with some trade-ins, makes it very affordable. Ideally I'd like another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By dugrant153
Cool Leica M4-2 - When one Leica isn't enough

Hi everyone, there's a chance I may pickup a second Leica (an M4-2) ... to go with my current Leica M6. I just picked up a CV 50mm F1.5 lens to go along with my CV 35mm F1.2.... long story short, I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By dugrant153
Chinatown in the rain... and it still worked

I had the fun experience of getting drenched while on assignment in the rain with a Fuji XT10 and a Leica M6. The Fuji XT10 EVF was solid throughout and it was fine to focus.

However, the Leica M6...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-17-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By dugrant153
Leica M6 framelines - tighter than actual view?

Hey everyone,

Are the framelines (i.e. the 35mm frame lines in my case) "tighter" than the actual view? I know the framelines are sort of an approximation of the framing but I always thought that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-12-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By dugrant153
A part of my family lineage comes from around...

A part of my family lineage comes from around Malaysia. Selamat pagi!

As I was building up my Fuji kit this year, I had a chance to use the XE2S (for rental), XE2 w/ v4.00 upgrade and Fuji...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-15-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By dugrant153
I'm really glad to see this review. While I don't...

I'm really glad to see this review. While I don't have enough change to grab an M240, I do use my Leica M6 during weddings and absolutely love the images coming out of it when combined with the CV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By dugrant153
I recently had an experience with my Leica M6...

I recently had an experience with my Leica M6 tumbling with me.

I was backing up onto some rocks on a beach the rocks gave way and I tumbled and my M6 hit a rock.

Damaged the rock.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,320
Posted By dugrant153
One of...

One of these:

http://www.jonathandesmond.com/blog/2015/7/21/gear-review-darkosaric-35mm-viewfinder-accessory
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,748
Posted By dugrant153
These are lovely! Gotta love the Leica M6... and...

These are lovely! Gotta love the Leica M6... and your vision :)

Now where is MY Leica M6? Why am I not shooting mine right now?? AGH!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 9,160
Posted By dugrant153
Cool From the OP: Everyone seems to be missing the...

From the OP:

Everyone seems to be missing the most obvious solution :)

http://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/04/head3_mini.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,503
Posted By dugrant153
Leica M6 + CV 35mm F1.2 It's forced me to get...

Leica M6 + CV 35mm F1.2

It's forced me to get used to the 35mm and learn it. I often get all confused by having too many lenses (personal thing).

That's my entire RF kit. Will usually compliment it...
Forum: RFF News 02-16-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 12,362
Posted By dugrant153
I think it should be pointed out that while this...

I think it should be pointed out that while this is definitely a long-term problem, it is also a short-term problem. Hard drives die without warning, cloud companies can go belly-up (and I think a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,490
Posted By dugrant153
Surprised that everyone is getting worked up...

Surprised that everyone is getting worked up about the "looks".
My subjects usually don't care that much about how a camera looks and more about the images that come out of it. Or about how the dude...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By dugrant153
I'll probably pick up the CV ones. I did have a...

I'll probably pick up the CV ones. I did have a look through a Ricoh one (For the GR camera) and it was a life-altering experience. haha.

Thanks for the input on the M6 height difference. The 2.5mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By dugrant153
External VF for a Leica M6 + 35mm

Hi folks,

So I've been really loving my Leica M6. It's a great camera.

Recently I've been looking into external viewfinders. This is for two reasons:

1) My CV 35mm F1.2 blocks too much of the VF,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 9,578
Posted By dugrant153
I've been going through a similar experience as...

I've been going through a similar experience as the OP on this one and after purchasing a Leica I made a blog post about my thoughts (hope you don't mind me linking!):...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By dugrant153
Ted Forbes

Ted Forbes has been podcasting/videocasting a show or two over the last few years. It's through his show "The Art Of Photography" that I learned a lot about the history of photography, aesthetics,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-29-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,782
Posted By dugrant153
After wrestling with a variety of SLRs, digital...

After wrestling with a variety of SLRs, digital and film, I took a risk a few months ago and went with a Leica M6. I looked at a few others (Voigtlander, Zeiss Ikon, older 60s RFs) but once I felt...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-21-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By dugrant153
40mm Ultron hood on CV 35mm F1.2?

Hey folks,

So I've been messing around with different hood/filter options with my amazing CV 35mm F1.2 (version 1) lens. I find the hood that omes with it to add quite a bit of blockage to the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,937
Posted By dugrant153
I've used a few spacers (i.e. pieces of tape) to...

I've used a few spacers (i.e. pieces of tape) to lift the negative carrier slightly to try to dial in the sharpness on the V700. When dialed in, you'll witness the true power of this battle...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By dugrant153
Thumbs up Just an update. I've been using this setup for a...

Just an update. I've been using this setup for a week now and am still getting used to it. A lot of quirks to work with but the advantages are truly amazing.
Two things I'm hoping for guidance on.
1)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By dugrant153
Currently using it alongside an Olympus OM4. I...

Currently using it alongside an Olympus OM4. I can definitely say that these systems compliment each other (SLR vs RF). And I can also say that RF is not for everybody. I'm getting used to it but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By dugrant153
Thanks folks. Took it out for a spin today and...

Thanks folks. Took it out for a spin today and its amazingly quiet and smooth. F1.2 suddenly gives me amazing flexibility I never had before too.

Having the hood on makes the CV35mm a bit too long....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By dugrant153
went for it - Leica M6 and CV 35mm f1.2 (ver 1)

So I missed out on my opportunity to purchase a Zeiss Ikon. Thankfully I missed out on it as I just purchased a Leica m6 and it has been astounding so far. Still waiting to finish my test rollbut I'm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By dugrant153
So I'm looking over my test images and I was...

So I'm looking over my test images and I was shooting with a CV 50mm F1.1 from apertures F2.8 to F1.1. Almost all the images appear to be slightly backfocused. I'm quite sure I nailed the focus on...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By dugrant153
I plan to mate this with a 35mm f1.2 CV lens or a...

I plan to mate this with a 35mm f1.2 CV lens or a 28mm f2 CV. Seem like great lenses and would compliment my SLR system.
The item will have a 30 day repair period if anything is wrong with it so...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By dugrant153
Cool Buying a used Zeiss Ikon ZI

Hi folks, I have an opportunity (if it's still in the shop and not sold) to purchase a used Zeiss Ikon ZI. I've put two "half" test rolls (I continued shooting frames from where my other camera left...
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