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Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,529
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I think it's s testament to the RD1 that it is...

I think it's s testament to the RD1 that it is still talked about and somewhat actively pursued 12 years after its introduction. I don't think any other digital camera (so far) has come close to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,529
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Congrats on getting an RD1 back! (And I noticed...

Congrats on getting an RD1 back! (And I noticed you're in Manila too! Mabuhay, kapatid!)

As state above, the question (now moot) is really one of shooting experience. There is a joy in using a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2016
Replies: 209
Views: 45,337
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/24491738735_55...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/24491738735_551a74215d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DjfyDv)Marga (https://flic.kr/p/DjfyDv) by Johann Espiritu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2016
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,494
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/24491738735_55...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1441/24491738735_551a74215d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DjfyDv)Marga (https://flic.kr/p/DjfyDv) by Johann Espiritu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/), on Flickr
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-16-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
UPDATE: The screws snapped again two weeks ago,...

UPDATE: The screws snapped again two weeks ago, and I put in new replacements. As I have started to lose confidence in using this lens often, I have decided to "semi-retire" the Nokton and use it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2016
Replies: 209
Views: 45,337
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've had this lens for two days (yes, I rewarded...

I've had this lens for two days (yes, I rewarded myself, finally). So far, enjoying what it can do. It lives side-by-side with my existing 35 'Cron...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,015
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I use the 50 Elmar-M on my M240 (and yes, it does...

I use the 50 Elmar-M on my M240 (and yes, it does collapse safely). I find it to be the perfect mix of classic + modern look. Probably not "fast enough" for most, but plenty enough for me.

I...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-18-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 12,018
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I actually think this is a great street camera. ...

I actually think this is a great street camera. Small, quiet, and hardly attracts any attention to it.

I use the (practically) the same D-Lux Typ 109. Here is one I snapped last...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,912
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Get a cheap(er) film body that takes Leica lenses...

Get a cheap(er) film body that takes Leica lenses and load some color film in it. Would that be enough to see how much color you might want to shoot and satisfy your craving?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-25-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 21,792
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Using the D-Lux 109 (which is essentially the...

Using the D-Lux 109 (which is essentially the same thing). I am satisfied using it as a "travel buddy" to the M240, and don;t find the 12MP limiting at all. The buttons are a little small, and tend...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,951
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-12-2015
Replies: 839
Views: 329,589
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I love using this lens for...

I love using this lens for portraits.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5833/21335412702_0946c14598_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yvkyT9)Chin up, buttercup. (https://flic.kr/p/yvkyT9) by Johann Espiritu...
Forum: Travel 07-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,979
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Was just in Sicily last month. Here's what I...

Was just in Sicily last month. Here's what I saw:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/19213761125_ce5b1ebff4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vgRxMx)The Shopkeeper (https://flic.kr/p/vgRxMx) by Johann...
Forum: Travel 07-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks, Doug!

Thanks, Doug!
Forum: Travel 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some...

Some samples:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/368/18773337244_65ac3e21c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uAWg7m)Wilted (https://flic.kr/p/uAWg7m) by Johann Espiritu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/),...
Forum: Travel 07-03-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 13,628
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Just arrived from Malta-Sicily-Rome. While I...

Just arrived from Malta-Sicily-Rome. While I usually shoot a 35, I thought I'd make it a little different for this trip and shoot a 21mm (21mm setting on a Konica Dual-Hexanon 21/35). Found the...
Forum: Travel 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I just arrived form Malta-Sicily-Rome. Photos...

I just arrived form Malta-Sicily-Rome. Photos are in my Flickr (see below) and still uploading more per day.

I took the M240 and a Konica Dual-Hexanon 21/35, but ended up using on 21mm 99% of the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,655
Posted By Johann Espiritu
No problems with the Dual-Hexanon 21-35 at 21mm,...

No problems with the Dual-Hexanon 21-35 at 21mm, but it needed an adjustment in the shims to make it focus right:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3850/15401365805_a043934517_c.jpg...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2015
Replies: 145
Views: 67,066
Posted By Johann Espiritu
35mm Summicron + 50mm Elmar-M. I use the 'Cron...

35mm Summicron + 50mm Elmar-M.

I use the 'Cron most of the time, with the Elmar-M coming out when I need a little more reach. The latter is small, light, and draws beautifully (a perfect second...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 32,692
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some from a recent trip to...

Some from a recent trip to Shanghai:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7587/16995209090_ec579ea910_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rTNTyo)
Ambulant +Stuck (https://flic.kr/p/rTNTyo) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks! This was the first time I went street...

Thanks! This was the first time I went street shooting in a suit. It actually helped, I think. ;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By Johann Espiritu
M240 in Shanghai

Snapped a few, as I escaped from a conference to talk a walk:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7587/16995209090_ec579ea910_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rTNTyo)
Ambulant +Stuck (https://flic.kr/p/rTNTyo)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 16,217
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Having used both, I find the Zeiss to be the more...

Having used both, I find the Zeiss to be the more "clinical" lens - perfectly sharp, straight lines, Zeiss color - but maybe lacking a little character (in my taste). The Nokton is smaller, has a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,150
Posted By Johann Espiritu
It took me a few months to get used to the M240...

It took me a few months to get used to the M240 DNG files and change my workflow to suit the way I wanted my files to look. Best way, for me, was to start with RAW then work from there, making my own...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 04-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,824
Posted By Johann Espiritu
This is a late reply, I know, but hit "INFO"...

This is a late reply, I know, but hit "INFO" while on Live View. That should bring up the horizon. Hope that helps!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,897
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Any of the Nikon FM's would be great. If you can...

Any of the Nikon FM's would be great. If you can find a good deal on an FM2, go for it.
Forum: Travel 11-12-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,773
Posted By Johann Espiritu
i just came from France and Belgium, and what I...

i just came from France and Belgium, and what I used 99% of the time was a 35mm:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15512693887_e4e313e6e8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pCNBrr)
Channeling Doisneau...
Forum: Travel 11-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Try walking around Binondo (Chinatown), although...

Try walking around Binondo (Chinatown), although this isn't near Ortigas (but worth the trip). It's much more interesting in the daytime, however. If you can stay until Saturday, then it would be...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 11-02-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,203
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15071948193_4e...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15071948193_4e7dbc02f9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oXRF6K)
German Bunker View (https://flic.kr/p/oXRF6K) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-02-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15071358114_1b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15071358114_1b857f3c6d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oXNDFY)
When Pigeons Eat Your Lunch.. (https://flic.kr/p/oXNDFY) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,876
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Try testing it this way: Use a tripod and focus...

Try testing it this way:

Use a tripod and focus on a still subject using the rangefinder. Check focus on live view. Then do the reverse, focusing in live view first, then checking how it looks in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2014
Replies: 4,611
Views: 1,310,807
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/14998177274_4e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/14998177274_4e45ca71be_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oRkzzm)
Smirk (https://flic.kr/p/oRkzzm) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,265
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Zeiss 28 samples, on different cameras (and...

Zeiss 28 samples, on different cameras (and film). Just follow the links for the details:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3839/15038097861_bb8ee31b9d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oUSbzk)
Makati City...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-22-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,203
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Starting to get the hang of processing X2 DNG's...

Starting to get the hang of processing X2 DNG's (which are very different from M9 and M240 DNG's, I'm learning!)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15600000252_99e5230cda_c.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,265
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've had and used the Zeiss 28/2.8 for about...

I've had and used the Zeiss 28/2.8 for about eight years, and find it to be incredibly sharp, contrasty, and flare resistant - which is what you would expect from a modern Zeiss lens.

However, as...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-17-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,203
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Street photography, via...

Street photography, via X2:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15526449346_69c1fa0bc3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pE27sw)
Gawk. (https://flic.kr/p/pE27sw) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,203
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I just got a "new" X2 as well! Some photos from...

I just got a "new" X2 as well! Some photos from it's first weekend out:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15309379910_fc0e877616_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjQzh3)
Movie Night...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-10-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 29,824
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I was looking for an everyday "take along" camera...

I was looking for an everyday "take along" camera as a companion to my M240, and the 113 was on the short list. Although I was ver impressed, in the end, I ended up with (a great deal) the X2.

Some...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A few more using the same...

A few more using the same PP:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15242062978_561143e090_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pdTyih)
Wave Goodbye! (https://flic.kr/p/pdTyih) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
ACR = Adobe Camera Raw. I think it has a similar...

ACR = Adobe Camera Raw. I think it has a similar (if not identical) engine as Lightroom.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Simplified steps: 1. Shoot in DNG 2. Develop in...

Simplified steps:

1. Shoot in DNG
2. Develop in ACR
3. Get the white balance right (might sound counterintuitive for B/W, but this will help later on)
4. Convert to greyscale in ACR
5. Use the color...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 7,530
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Curious about this too!

Curious about this too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2014
Replies: 4,611
Views: 1,310,807
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15255747408_d3...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15255747408_d3ce404e67_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pf6GcJ)
Marga (https://flic.kr/p/pf6GcJ) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By Johann Espiritu
+1 here. I've tried both 35's and never got...

+1 here. I've tried both 35's and never got along with the 1.4. The 2.5 and the 1.2 are both superb.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2014
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,494
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15365114186_73...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15365114186_738b98751b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppLe8Q)
Hello, Osaka. (https://flic.kr/p/ppLe8Q) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9,437
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15365114186_73...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15365114186_738b98751b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppLe8Q)
Hello, Osaka. (https://flic.kr/p/ppLe8Q) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2014
Replies: 4,611
Views: 1,310,807
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/15293114522_c6...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/15293114522_c68f5fd488_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pipd9j)
Cyclops (https://flic.kr/p/pipd9j) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2014
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,494
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/15283430831_69...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/15283430831_693a62ed11_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/phxzw8)
Mizu (https://flic.kr/p/phxzw8) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2014
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,494
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15286571905_b8...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15286571905_b8721bc495_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/phPFfz)
Mizu and Debbie (https://flic.kr/p/phPFfz) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-22-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Finally figuring out how to make the M240 output...

Finally figuring out how to make the M240 output looking like film:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15286571905_b8721bc495_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/phPFfz)
Mizu and Debbie...
Forum: Other RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I'd suggest the Contax T, but I don't know if...

I'd suggest the Contax T, but I don't know if that fits your description of "reasonably priced".
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,849
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I used the EVF for a few months, and my thoughts...

I used the EVF for a few months, and my thoughts on it are mixed. It's great when using ultrawides or longer lenses, but the blackout limits it's use. In the end, I "donated" it to my X-Vario,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I think one of those Luigi cases that cover up...

I think one of those Luigi cases that cover up the LCD might do!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 127
Views: 29,684
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I have the original Voigt 35/1.2 (was lucky to...

I have the original Voigt 35/1.2 (was lucky to get one in chrome), and if the VF blockage is not too far off, I may skip the new Zeiss. But right now, I'm drooling... It looks formidable.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 127
Views: 29,684
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some photos mounted on an M240 and with the hood....

Some photos mounted on an M240 and with the hood. Looks...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-15-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Pairing the M240 with a 35 Summicron Pre-ASPH. ...

Pairing the M240 with a 35 Summicron Pre-ASPH. The "King of Bokeh" plays nice with the CMOS.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15222892776_41cfc77c04_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pcciEy)
Vernice,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14830717947_6c...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14830717947_6cb7f35713_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oAxiKz)
Little curl. (https://flic.kr/p/oAxiKz) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14948806990_bc...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14948806990_bc7424e0ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oLYxvy)
- (https://flic.kr/p/oLYxvy) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,216
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Invite me, please!

Invite me, please!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,269
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Here's a sample M8 image, converted to BW in...

Here's a sample M8 image, converted to BW in Alien Skin Exposure. It has a great film-like quality to it:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14147043490_7377d276e0_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,269
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've had the M8 and M9, and currently the M240. ...

I've had the M8 and M9, and currently the M240. Although the M8 is not nearly as refined as the current model, it does have it's charm. In it's operable ISOs, it makes wonderful B/W files. I also...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,153
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've tried both, and find that I get more...

I've tried both, and find that I get more malleable files form the M240 when shooting in RAW then using Alien Skin Exposure after. The using the color filters post-shot is a great help in bringing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9,437
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Because only a dentist can afford a Leica? Haha!

Because only a dentist can afford a Leica? Haha!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 9,437
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/13924677397_5f...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/13924677397_5ff6414083_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ndtBsM)
Konichiwa (https://flic.kr/p/ndtBsM) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,109
Posted By Johann Espiritu
+1 to what's been said here. Body language and...

+1 to what's been said here. Body language and attitude affects street stealth more than chrome or black (lenses or bodies). If you act nervously, people notice. Perhaps you were conscious of the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Now, one from this...

Now, one from this afternoon:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14984627986_aafc26d8bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oQ98QW)
Cake Shop Story (https://flic.kr/p/oQ98QW) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,459
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Here's one I took this...

Here's one I took this morning:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5585/14817437969_4cf5f24c75_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oznf5r)
Weekend Morning Reflections (https://flic.kr/p/oznf5r) by The Johann...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,027
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I wouldn't sell it. The money you would get from...

I wouldn't sell it. The money you would get from it would hardly cover the price of a new A7 + lenses, so you may be better off finding another source to fund the new purchase. In a few years, the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 08-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5,687
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Try Alien Skin Exposure or Silver Efex Pro. I...

Try Alien Skin Exposure or Silver Efex Pro. I use both all the time!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,102
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Portra 400 + Tri-X. Classic combo.

Portra 400 + Tri-X. Classic combo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've used the goggled Summaron 3.5 on an M3, M6,...

I've used the goggled Summaron 3.5 on an M3, M6, M7, M9 and M240. On each camera, it worked without any problems. In a strange way, I find it to be more pleasing to use than the "regular" 35mm...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-31-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,987
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A/C + humidity just makes the air more damp, so I...

A/C + humidity just makes the air more damp, so I think it actually makes it worse.

An occasional "sunning" by the window helps a lot in keeping fungus away too. Dark + damp = molds!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-31-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,987
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I live in the Philippines, and keep my lenses in...

I live in the Philippines, and keep my lenses in a dry box. So far, no problems.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,373
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Manila, Philippines!

Manila, Philippines!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,172
Posted By Johann Espiritu
My second choice is always a point and shoot with...

My second choice is always a point and shoot with a nice fixed lens and a viewfinder, so I'd probably go for that!
Forum: Travel 07-11-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,628
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I'm about to take a very short trip to the Isle...

I'm about to take a very short trip to the Isle of Man (with only two whole days). Reading this thread, I am now deciding to pack simple (just a 35 'Cron), less simple (28 Biogon + 50 Elmar-M), or...
Forum: Travel 07-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,628
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I did Europe (Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence)...

I did Europe (Berlin, Prague, Rome, Florence) with primarily a 35 'Cron ASPH and it suited me fine. Were there times I wished for something a little longer or wider? Certainly. Did I regret it? ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,938
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I hope this is conclusive enough! See the reply...

I hope this is conclusive enough! See the reply from Leica below:

"You can use the Elmar 50 mm on the Leica M ( Typ 240 ). The can be collapse for transportation.

Please send a mail when you have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,257
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks! I didn't know how that you had to press...

Thanks! I didn't know how that you had to press INFO.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,257
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Found one (very minor) bug: When zooming in on a...

Found one (very minor) bug:

When zooming in on a photo (DNG) in camera, after two "clicks" of magnification, the white balance changes and picture is mostly magenta colored. No big deal, though.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,257
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Just updated, and testing out the Auto-ISO M mode...

Just updated, and testing out the Auto-ISO M mode (some will call it TAv). This, coupled with the Direct Adjustment exposure compensation makes for interesting use. I'm going to see if this combo...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,257
Posted By Johann Espiritu
How did you get to beta test it?

How did you get to beta test it?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,257
Posted By Johann Espiritu
New Firmware v2.0.1.5 for M240

I was able to download M240 Firmware v2.0.1.5 last night from the Leica website, but it seems that it's been pulled off the air since (getting a 403 error for the link). The firmware update...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 6,945
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I can see the red dot in the photo! :)

I can see the red dot in the photo! :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 6,945
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some photos from my clearly inferior Konica Dual...

Some photos from my clearly inferior Konica Dual Hexanon 21/35. I'm sure I'd have done better using a Tri-Elmar.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/13924677397_5ff6414083_c.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Leica Minilux and the Contax T-zooms.

Leica Minilux and the Contax T-zooms.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I just order a Thumbs Up, so I guess this seals...

I just order a Thumbs Up, so I guess this seals it for me (yes, pun intended). That plastic cover was annoying.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Maybe someone can design one and we can all 3D...

Maybe someone can design one and we can all 3D print it!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Johann Espiritu
So I guess that means the annoying plastic cover...

So I guess that means the annoying plastic cover needs to stay on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks, V. That's what I was thinking too, but...

Thanks, V.

That's what I was thinking too, but it just seems odd for Leica to call the body weather-sealed, but require an external piece of plastic to make it happen, plus, of course, leaving it...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Johann Espiritu
M240 Accessory Port Cover

Hi all,

Just wondering if M240 owners need to keep the plastic hot shoe/accessory port cover on the camera when nothing is using the port. i.e., How tough and weatherproof is the port?

On my film...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,038
Posted By Johann Espiritu
This has happened to me many times, especially...

This has happened to me many times, especially when something frustrating has just happened.

Give it a rest, clear your mind - it will come back. In the meantime, enjoy the time to do other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2014
Replies: 4,611
Views: 1,310,807
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14432132914_de...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14432132914_de458c1d5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nZjsiQ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/nZjsiQ) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 6,648
Posted By Johann Espiritu
If the only thing they did was to replace the...

If the only thing they did was to replace the shutter with a quiet one, it would be enough. The main reason I went from M9 to M240 was the sound of the shutter. I never really liked the noise that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 337,232
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some recent...

Some recent portraits:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14426776506_f14876951c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nYR12Y)
Marga (https://flic.kr/p/nYR12Y) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 5,782
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14426776506_f1...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14426776506_f14876951c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nYR12Y)
Marga (https://flic.kr/p/nYR12Y) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-16-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 13,770
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I'm an M240 owner who is actually thinking of...

I'm an M240 owner who is actually thinking of getting a GXR-M as a side-by-side camera or to use on those days when you just feel like shooting something else.

I've had a X100s (just recently sold...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-15-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 7,425
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Have you checked out the Voigtlander Nickel...

Have you checked out the Voigtlander Nickel Heliar?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,822
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Try another memory card, too. That's my usual...

Try another memory card, too. That's my usual first aid for misfunctioning digitals.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,394
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Nikon FM2 or FM3 + Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI. :)

Nikon FM2 or FM3 + Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI. :)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,006
Posted By Johann Espiritu
RFF Challenge: If anyone can figure out the...

RFF Challenge: If anyone can figure out the camera/lens combo, they deserve to keep the camera!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,016
Posted By Johann Espiritu
The Domkes wear beautifully. :-)

The Domkes wear beautifully. :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I used to have three 35's for my M as well - the...

I used to have three 35's for my M as well - the 35/1.2 in the huge heavy chrome, a 35 'Cron ASPH, and a 35 Color Skopar Classic. I have since sold the Color Skopar, but now wish I hadn't. You've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 8,908
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2905/13950569747_ea...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2905/13950569747_eae7446153_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nfLjmB)
Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/nfLjmB) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,978
Posted By Johann Espiritu
If it's just splashing and not a full dunk you're...

If it's just splashing and not a full dunk you're avoiding, how about a Oly Mju II? Great lens, nice and small. You can keep that in a Ziplock for added security and just pull it out when you need...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I used the Minolta "replacement" screws today,...

I used the Minolta "replacement" screws today, and the lens stayed intact. Still a bit nervous to walk around with it, but I guess in time the trauma of a lens snapping off with wear out!

I may...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By Johann Espiritu
As long as the product can be framed properly...

As long as the product can be framed properly with a 90mm, given the focal length and minimum focal distance, you'll be fine. It's not the ideal set-up, but I assume you'll be chimping a bit....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 337,232
Posted By Johann Espiritu
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14404347725_c1...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/14404347725_c18fed8029_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nWS3JR)
Anonymous (https://flic.kr/p/nWS3JR) by The Johann Espiritu™ (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I received a reply from Stephen, but since I'd...

I received a reply from Stephen, but since I'd already found a source for the screws from Voigtlander HK, it was moot. If the HK thing doesn't work out, I will contact Stephen again, or maybe just...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
In my case, they snapped. All five screws broke...

In my case, they snapped. All five screws broke into two, and all cleanly right below the screw head, and all right in about the same place.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-12-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 73,216
Posted By Johann Espiritu
It took me about six months of (almost) daily use...

It took me about six months of (almost) daily use for brassing to start on my black paint M240. It did start to look much better then! :)

On the original topic (image quality), and having owned...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-12-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 73,216
Posted By Johann Espiritu
The M8's are finished in black chrome, and the...

The M8's are finished in black chrome, and the M240's use black paint. I'm in the minority that prefer the black chrome finish over the painted versions. The matte finish just looks nicer than the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
With the screws removed, the flange is free to...

With the screws removed, the flange is free to rotate, so the screws are the ones that hold it onto place.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Quick update: The Voigtlander dealer in Hong...

Quick update: The Voigtlander dealer in Hong Kong (amd currently in Manila) can send me the screws for US$35. Seems like a lot to pay for screws, but at this point, I don't have much of a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
My lens has actually never been worked on, so...

My lens has actually never been worked on, so that wouldn't have been the culprit. I'm thinking now that it's possible that the screws didn't all snap at the same time - and it was only when the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I suspect the same thing as @jonmanjiro - the...

I suspect the same thing as @jonmanjiro - the added weight of the chrome might have been too much stress on the screws. They should be made out of titanium!

Thanks for the tip @noimmunity. I found...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I know what you mean... and/but this is by far my...

I know what you mean... and/but this is by far my favorite lens, so I'm in a bit of a conundrum. I'm thinking of getting this repaired and getting a V2 to use. Bummer.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks, I just emailed him. Hopefully he'll have...

Thanks, I just emailed him. Hopefully he'll have the parts or at least be able to point me in the right direction.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By Johann Espiritu
HELP! My Nokton fell apart! (Sort of.)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11023897/DSCF2395.jpg

This week, while I was using my Nokton 35/1.2, the screws that hold the lens to the bayonet mount all snapped! Luckily, I was holding the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4,733
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I used to have an X1 which I used alongside my M9...

I used to have an X1 which I used alongside my M9 when I travelled, and it was a great combo.

When changing lenses was either a hassle or not an option, the X1 and and M9 with either a 28mm or a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I'd also sell the M7, unless it has some other...

I'd also sell the M7, unless it has some other sentimental value to you. It would be easy to acquire one later on should the itch arise, or even something simpler, like and M2 or an M4.

I've gone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,885
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Agree with what everyone has said, especially...

Agree with what everyone has said, especially with Pioneer's recommendation on a used M6. You don't need to buy a mint condition one, just one that works well. Don't worry about cosmetics, these...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2014
Replies: 202
Views: 77,911
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've pondered this question many times, having...

I've pondered this question many times, having owned a silver chrome, black chrome, black paint, and grey finishes on my Leicas. I personally liked them all, but if I had to make a choice (a tough...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,400
Posted By Johann Espiritu
My M9 suffered from a "sensor peeling" issue...

My M9 suffered from a "sensor peeling" issue which Solms replaced for free, as it was still under warranty. The entire sensor and related components were replaced with new ones. So if you can get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,786
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Fuji Twing - my first camera!

Fuji Twing - my first camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2014
Replies: 265
Views: 26,535
Posted By Johann Espiritu
One of the "curses" is that it is impossible to...

One of the "curses" is that it is impossible to "downgrade" your gear once you start to purchase the pricey stuff. I always ended up acquiring expensive gear ever since I started treating myself to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-14-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I can barely see the 28mm line with glasses on...

I can barely see the 28mm line with glasses on with the M9. I've resorted to wearing contact lenses. :-(
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,938
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Question Elmar 50/2.8 and the M240

Hey guys,

Do what's the final verdict - can this lens be safely colapsed into an M240? Been reading so many conflicting reports! :(

Cheers,

Johann
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,040
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I have both the 35 Cron ASPH and the 35 Nokton...

I have both the 35 Cron ASPH and the 35 Nokton 1.2 (in chrome!). The Nokton is a big and heavy beast - but IMHO, no other 35 has as much character. The Cron goes on when size is an issue...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,403
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I travela lot with my M7 and M240 (formerly an...

I travela lot with my M7 and M240 (formerly an M9) in my backpack or bag. The M7 itself has been to all sorts of places in all means of travel. Never had a problem that I would attribute to it. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Johann Espiritu
My M7 was always picky about which soft release...

My M7 was always picky about which soft release worked smoothly with it. Most felt "notchy". In the end, the only one that felt smooth was a Canon soft release that came with my F1N because it had...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Been using Alien Skin Exposure. I'm a former...

Been using Alien Skin Exposure. I'm a former Silver Efex user, but have been using ASE lately, after finding the tones more subtle and natural. "Grain" looks good too!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,463
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Treat yourself to a new Bessa or maybe even a...

Treat yourself to a new Bessa or maybe even a Leica or Zeiss Ikon. If you love the 35mm RF experience, there is few others in photographing that will satisfy you.

Let us know what you decide!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Voigtlander has a current single-coated 35...

Voigtlander has a current single-coated 35 Nokton. :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2014
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,809,317
Posted By Johann Espiritu
http://24.media.tumblr.com/06c6fb2c8eacd1b7235a354...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/06c6fb2c8eacd1b7235a3542dd10a4fb/tumblr_mxfq1mU2Un1qap9y5o1_1280.jpg

My current travel setup!

M240 + 35 'Cron ASPH + Dual Hexanon 21-35
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-09-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,982
Posted By Johann Espiritu
So far, CS6 + ACR is working well for me.

So far, CS6 + ACR is working well for me.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I use my left-eye, with glasses and a Thumbs Up. ...

I use my left-eye, with glasses and a Thumbs Up. No problem. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,921
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Two batteries - one in the camera and one spare....

Two batteries - one in the camera and one spare. I've never run out, but I've come close, especially with cameras which are known to drain them quickly. When traveling with kids, they also want to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Just noticed that the M240 doesn't have this...

Just noticed that the M240 doesn't have this notch. I'm assuming that this is to accommodate electronic hotshoe accessories (like the EVF, made by Olympus). I guess this is to allow the use of third...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,588
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I've had one of the smaller Domke satchels for...

I've had one of the smaller Domke satchels for years (The F-802, I think). Sounds about the right size for your needs.

Mine fits an M + 2 lenses, X100s, and an iPad (but it'll be full by that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Champagne Court has lots of cool stuff, but not...

Champagne Court has lots of cool stuff, but not necessarily the cheapest game in town. Be sure to bring your EQ with you, as it's easy to end up with something you may not have wanted. But yes,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Tony Leung of New Sankyo Camera in TST has always...

Tony Leung of New Sankyo Camera in TST has always been reliable for me:

http://www.yp.com.hk/23670350/71973/en

You'll have lots to shoot at the Sevens (mostly from the crowd). Some photos on my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I own and use both, alongside an M240. My...

I own and use both, alongside an M240. My thoughts:

1. Overall IQ goes to the X100s. Less CMOS-y looking, and more malleable to suit my tastes.
2. EVF + OVF/EVF = goes to the X100s.
3. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2014
Replies: 839
Views: 329,589
Posted By Johann Espiritu
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/12164081386_2b4...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/12164081386_2b4a7c1ba2_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/12164081386/)
Foot Fetish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/12164081386/) by The Johann...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 32,692
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some from...

Some from me:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/11267077394_095704b1e9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/11267077394/)
Scrutiny (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/11267077394/) by The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2013
Replies: 82
M9?
Views: 8,594
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Lately, I've been traveling with either an M7 +...

Lately, I've been traveling with either an M7 + x100s or M240 + x100s combo. For more "serious" shooting days, the Leica goes out to play, but for dinners out and the inevitable shopping day with...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-01-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Another,...

Another, uncropped:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/10610621123_4783a2440a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/10610621123/)
Marga, Bella a Roma...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,235
Posted By Johann Espiritu
You can also try out fixed-lens rangefinders,...

You can also try out fixed-lens rangefinders, such as the Canonets, Yashicas, or Olympus.

Some you might want to check out are the Canon G-III 17, Yashica ELectro 35, or the Olympus RC.

Good luck!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,086
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I got my x100s about two months ago, and enjoy it...

I got my x100s about two months ago, and enjoy it immensely. With this update, though, I may have settled for a black x100 instead. Either way, you can't go wrong, though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 13,068
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I play golf, but I'm 100% sure that isn't it.

I play golf, but I'm 100% sure that isn't it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,650
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I always manage to bump into a few Leica users...

I always manage to bump into a few Leica users when I go on holiday, and get to have short conversations (and photos with) a few of them.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
There are some M and LTM lenses I really enjoy...

There are some M and LTM lenses I really enjoy using, so the M will be the vessel for those. A lot of these lenses are actually 35's, but there are a few 50s in my bag that I really like too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,308
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Leica Minilux (non-zoom). Slow focusing and...

Leica Minilux (non-zoom). Slow focusing and quirky titanium box, but when matched with Kodak Portra - heaven. Worth living in permanent fear of E02!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I preferred having the built in viewfinder of the...

I preferred having the built in viewfinder of the Fuji, although the GR was very tempting. Additionally, I mostly (99%) shoot with a 35, so I figured the Fuji would be a good "light day" replacement.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Yes, the M9 is for sale, but only because I've...

Yes, the M9 is for sale, but only because I've got an M240 on the way to me. :)

M9 is currently in the RFF classifieds, looking for a new home!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-28-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Here's one taken yesterday,...

Here's one taken yesterday, uncropped:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/9989809145_4b1863629f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9989809145/)
Marga...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
ISO3200 - shot at the base settings. This was...

ISO3200 - shot at the base settings. This was cropped so it does have some compression not typically seen from a 35.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A few...

A few more:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/9909049216_437bda9f93_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9909049216/)
Eagle Eye (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9909049216/) by The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
It doesn't feel as solid as an M9, but it feels...

It doesn't feel as solid as an M9, but it feels like it should be able to take the reasonable whacking of real-world use.

It does portraits pretty well...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Johann Espiritu
From M9 to X100s, Three Weeks On

Decided to add an X100s to my camera bag, despite having some reservations because I already have an M9 and a bunch of 35's. So far, no regrets. This is an awesome little camera: gets little...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Oh, I forgot to mention, I have an X20 as well.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I have an X20 as well.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks for the responses. Your thoughts exactly...

Thanks for the responses. Your thoughts exactly mirror mine. Still on the fence, but right now leaning to getting the X100s as a companion to the M9.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By Johann Espiritu
M9 + X100s. Make sense?

Been toying around with the idea of getting an x100s, although I already have an M9 and a bunch of 35s. I previously had the X1, but sold it after I got the M9 two years ago.

Does the x100s and M9...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6,714
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I use a 5cm/1.4 Nikkor borrowed from my S2 and on...

I use a 5cm/1.4 Nikkor borrowed from my S2 and on my M's using an Amedeo adapter:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6645389401_a187b913e6_z.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,695
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some from...

Some from me:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8685447570_18c09215e4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8685447570/)
Boatwatching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8685447570/) by The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Hood 12451 on Elmarit ASPH

Hi guys,

Did a search, but couldn't find the answer to this question:

Would you know if the Leica hood 12451 (for the 28 'Cron ASPH) will fit the 28 Elmarit ASPH?

Any info would be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-19-2013
Replies: 839
Views: 329,589
Posted By Johann Espiritu
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9083587473_ff2f...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9083587473_ff2f840999_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9083587473/)
* (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9083587473/) by The Johann Espiritu™...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2013
Replies: 1,862
Views: 296,781
Posted By Johann Espiritu
With the Nokton 1.2...

With the Nokton 1.2 V.1:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9083587473_ff2f840999_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9083587473/)
* (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/9083587473/) by The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,053
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Had the 35/1.2 Nokton + 35/2.5 Color Skopar (LTM)...

Had the 35/1.2 Nokton + 35/2.5 Color Skopar (LTM) combo. Perfect pair as they were both so different from each other - size, contrast, sharpness. You can'r go wrong with either. Sold the Skopar...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2013
Replies: 1,862
Views: 296,781
Posted By Johann Espiritu
M9 + 35...

M9 + 35 'Cron:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/8945782924_bf2e7ca936_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8945782924/)
Marga (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8945782924/) by The...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,005
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I sometimes feel the same way, but once I look at...

I sometimes feel the same way, but once I look at the files my M9 produces (even with it's "older" sensor!) compared to a new cropped CMOS file, the sometimes subtle, sometimes glaring differences,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-24-2013
Replies: 839
Views: 329,589
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A fast lens for speed...

A fast lens for speed chess:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8676530027_15a7f89bd5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8676530027/)
Checkmate...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2013
Replies: 1,862
Views: 296,781
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Took a stroll with the...

Took a stroll with the M9:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8099/8656716780_5967866b06_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8656716780/)
Boredom on the Platform...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some street stuff. The X20 is so quiet, I'm...

Some street stuff. The X20 is so quiet, I'm sometimes not even sure I took a shot:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8651533282_5c41283553_z.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-20-2013
Replies: 839
Views: 329,589
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A low-key portrait from...

A low-key portrait from me:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8262/8667248938_194e9f7a19_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8667248938/)
Marga (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8667248938/)...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,994
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Just got the Fuji X20 as the small companion to...

Just got the Fuji X20 as the small companion to my M9. Some recent samples on my Flickr.

So far, so good!
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Loving the X20 colors and dynamic...

Loving the X20 colors and dynamic range:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8636396893_f68e9859c6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8636396893/)
Concrete and Coconuts...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
A couple more samples from...

A couple more samples from yesterday:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8403/8622498021_5dd630bacb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8622498021/)
Hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ....
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Don't blame it on distortion! The ball seemed to...

Don't blame it on distortion! The ball seemed to be oblong shaped in real life as well! Very odd!
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I agree with you - the JPG output was a little...

I agree with you - the JPG output was a little disappointing. Silkypix is also not my favorite raw developer. As I said, though, only had to wait three days before Adobe officially accepted X20 raw...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks! Enjoying it a lot so far, especially...

Thanks! Enjoying it a lot so far, especially since I can now work with DNGs (Silkypix and I never got along).

I'm sure over time and with more practice, I'll be able to find that RAW sweet spot...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Johann Espiritu
The X20 has landed!

And just in time for Adobe's DNG Converter to give me a RAW workflow!

Here's the first "real" shot from it:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8618027469_eec7e2ff74_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By Johann Espiritu
This happened a few times with my X1, and is a...

This happened a few times with my X1, and is a similar phenomenon as when I use the PanaLeica 25/1.4 on my OM-D. Happens in bright light. I just learned to ignore it - it's annoying but after a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-02-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,624
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I usually travel with both a zoom and a prime. ...

I usually travel with both a zoom and a prime. My current set up is an M9 + 35 Cron plus a Fuji X20. Previously it was the M9 + 35 and an OM-D + 12-35/2.8 (found it too heavy and decided on the X20...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Getting mine this week!

Getting mine this week!
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Thanks, guys. The X20 is on the way. I will...

Thanks, guys. The X20 is on the way. I will post some photos and thoughts soon!
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I certainly will! My finger is hovering over the...

I certainly will! My finger is hovering over the checkout button - just waiting for an answer on this thread. Hahaha!
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Fuji X20 Screen Protector and Filter Thread

Hi all,

I have the X20 in my Amazon shopping cart and throwing in all the accessories I'd need. :-)

I'm a little confused as to what size Giottos glass screen protector to get for the camera, as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,454
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Saw one too. I think it looks cool - reminds me...

Saw one too. I think it looks cool - reminds me of my grey Bessa R2A. If someone offered me one in a straight swap for my steel grey M9, I would take it!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4,875
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Brassing looks great. The two M's which I bought...

Brassing looks great. The two M's which I bought brand new (M9 [steel grey] and M7 [chrome]) both started to brass after a year of my usual use.

In contrast, neither my 1954 Nikon SP and my Nikon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 31,478
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I develop mine in D-76 and get creamy results. (I...

I develop mine in D-76 and get creamy results. (I hope that doesn't confuse you more.)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Vicariously, through my son.

Vicariously, through my son.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By Johann Espiritu
The Skopar is a fantastic lens for color film. ...

The Skopar is a fantastic lens for color film. It's natural high contrast makes Portra pop. I regrettably sold mine when I got a Cron ASPH, and still ponder the wisdom of this move!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Some samples form the 35 Color Skopar in...

Some samples form the 35 Color Skopar in LTM:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4071/4333706554_11dce26c81_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/4333706554/)
Lucas and the Morning Light...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Yes, this is not a camera bag - it's my wife's...

Yes, this is not a camera bag - it's my wife's bag (i'm not sure if that technically makes it a purse). It does have a GF1 in it, though!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Johann Espiritu
I'm going to steal this line. :p

I'm going to steal this line. :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Johann Espiritu
Finally, my first cat photo!

Not my cat, though (nor my bag):

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8577071544_4725aa28a2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yophoto/8577071544/)
Purrrse...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By Johann Espiritu
+1 for the Color Skopar. Had the LTM in chrome...

+1 for the Color Skopar. Had the LTM in chrome and regret selling it. Makes wonderful photos on color film, with a special mention on Portra.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,342
Posted By Johann Espiritu
This thread is about to make me buy one too!

This thread is about to make me buy one too!
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