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Forum: Travel 05-25-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 11,831
Posted By flyalf
Thanks so much for sharing! Imo your photos are...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Imo your photos are stunning. I particular like your shots from Færøyene (in Norwegian). I hope you one day can visit Finnmark in the north of Norway. This part is a bit...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-23-2016
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
X2 in winter...

X2 in winter forest.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/26536331771_6b6683cfe2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GqVCVz)L9998871-Pano (https://flic.kr/p/GqVCVz) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-27-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
M + WATE +...

M + WATE + tripod.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1651/25461438524_8542913e44_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EMWwBo)20160326_Decay-3 (https://flic.kr/p/EMWwBo) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2016
Replies: 1,997
Views: 366,905
Posted By flyalf
At whale safari with RD-1 :-) Here is a pano...

At whale safari with RD-1 :-)

Here is a pano photo (merged in LR). If you look close you can (barely) see whale surfacing at right hand side...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,769
Posted By flyalf
I forgot to say; the photo is a LR panorama...

I forgot to say; the photo is a LR panorama merge. I used this to get a better overview/perspective. But the pano also gives more pixels. I took photos with X1 from same position as RD-1, but for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,769
Posted By flyalf
Thanks to all :) I used a Leica 35/1,4 FLE....

Thanks to all :)


I used a Leica 35/1,4 FLE. Normally I use this or a Russian 50/1,5.


I have used a mechanical (Russian) selt-release, but have sold this. Now I just use the normal release or an...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-10-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,769
Posted By flyalf
Revisiting the RD-1

I'ts been a long while since I used my beloved RD-1. So today I made a go. With sun below the horizon I had to use tripod.

Please...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-05-2016
Replies: 142
Views: 13,821
Posted By flyalf
I have used GH-2. I was a very decent camera. I...

I have used GH-2. I was a very decent camera. I have tried the Olys, but my brain simply cannot cope with 20 or so wheels and switches in combination with 300 pages menus making each changing...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 12-31-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
Jolegata in...

Jolegata in Tromsø.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5654/23462510094_e416dcd7fc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BKiuQ7)L1106125 (https://flic.kr/p/BKiuQ7) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: RFF News 12-09-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,828
Posted By flyalf
I wish there for a third option to vote: "No...

I wish there for a third option to vote: "No thanks, I detest this crap for mobile devices since the browser is better in any way. In fact I find all mobile device adjusted web pages to be a major...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-29-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
Hay

Hay. Taken with X1 on tripod.


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/596/23297282232_1df8596307_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BuGEkS)L1105669 (https://flic.kr/p/BuGEkS) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-16-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
Tricolore is the new black

X1.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5817/22986858176_3f56ef662e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/B2gE5Y)L1105504 (https://flic.kr/p/B2gE5Y) by Alf Sollund (https:[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-01-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
Thanks to Helen and Robert, as well to others...

Thanks to Helen and Robert, as well to others looking :)
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-31-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
People in Roma

X1:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/21998341074_099ceff5c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zvVfoE)201510_Roma-5 (https://flic.kr/p/zvVfoE) by Alf Sollund (https:[email protected]/),...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 5,954
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing, This is the kind of...

Thanks for sharing,

This is the kind of experineces I expect to find in reviews, but alas never see.

Imo the EVF MF solutions are great in theory and in product advertismenst, but not good enough...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 6,904
Posted By flyalf
Hipster with his bike? Trondhjem,...

Hipster with his bike?

Trondhjem, Norway.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3858/15053736941_739a265c73_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oWfkwD)2014_Trondheim_scenes-6 (https://flic.kr/p/oWfkwD) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-19-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 17,365
Posted By flyalf
Form...

Form Lisboa:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7761/17739173638_2a4302e015_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/t2xUim)X1-1100848 (https://flic.kr/p/t2xUim) by Alf Sollund...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 6,175
Posted By flyalf
Have to disagree, It really beats me how anyone...

Have to disagree, It really beats me how anyone can use a camera without a finder. A screen is ok for static subjects indoor if you close the curtains, but utter useless outdoor and for people...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 05-27-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By flyalf
X1 stunning usability

The X1 is imo the only compact camera made for photography (1). Its usability is way, way ahead of other compacts. The Fuji are made for fideling with controls, the X! for taking pictures.

(1) If...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 05-04-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
An old "naust" (boathouse) from the north of...

An old "naust" (boathouse) from the north of Norway.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8754/16783398030_1ae4909c54_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rz6ivy)Naust, Lyngenfjord (https://flic.kr/p/rz6ivy) by...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 8,998
Posted By flyalf
And: 8. No welcro 9. Waterproof fabric 10....

And:
8. No welcro
9. Waterproof fabric
10. Absoluetly no welcro

:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,268
Posted By flyalf
The price range seems odd given that it must be...

The price range seems odd given that it must be Norwegian Kroner as currency.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-03-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 5,071
Posted By flyalf
Poster of photo approves or disapproves critique....

Poster of photo approves or disapproves critique. To post photo you need 3 approvals
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 26,430
Posted By flyalf
Keith, others My overall feeling when looking to...

Keith, others

My overall feeling when looking to this photo is sadly to shrug my shoulders. So this photo doesnt give me that much.

So to the more constructive feedback critique.

The composition...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 8,156
Posted By flyalf
No, please keep going! Thanks for actually...

No, please keep going!

Thanks for actually trying to discuss instead of hijacking with embedded photos. I have read trough posts I cannot understand that you post hasn't got more attention.

Imo you...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 8,199
Posted By flyalf
The point of whom? The above is my point, and I...

The point of whom? The above is my point, and I honestly think I'm allowed to make my point.

In post 145 a composition critique is made. This is according to some of my points.

And if I miss "the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 8,199
Posted By flyalf
Do you mean here at RFF, other places or in...

Do you mean here at RFF, other places or in general?

If street get hated its a reaction, and can be a positive thing. Its worse if its ignored.

I try to watch a few street photos, and even post a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By flyalf
Anyone using the M to video?

I'm just curious if anyone actually uses the video possibilities in the Leica M. Please feel free to post additional information. Thanks for watching!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By flyalf
The M in snow

M + 35/1,4 FLE. The M didnt seem bothered by heavy snow.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8563/16349792869_6d2c6bf76d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qULXNv)Skiing_Storgata (https://flic.kr/p/qULXNv) by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 21,617
Posted By flyalf
M is for me the winner in terms of IQ, RD-1 in...

M is for me the winner in terms of IQ, RD-1 in terms of handling (by far) :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 11,240
Posted By flyalf
I absolutely agree. Not only do I agree, but I...

I absolutely agree. Not only do I agree, but I would like to add that my prejudices supporting this are not based on facts nor knowledge, only my own superiority :angel:.

Honestly one of the better...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,024
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Thanks a lot for sharing!
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-28-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,237
Posted By flyalf
Otter track leading to...

Otter track leading to sea:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15945956039_5683430fe9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qi6cbx)
L1004908 (https://flic.kr/p/qi6cbx) by fotoalf...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-09-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,347
Posted By flyalf
No disrespect meant. Different users, different...

No disrespect meant. Different users, different perception. For some the real physical difference is minimal, for others not so :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-01-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,237
Posted By flyalf
Cool Young sapmi

From the reindeer gathering near Tromsø. A young sapmi trying the lasso.

Thanks for watching!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/15923882382_d22121dc9d_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-30-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,347
Posted By flyalf
I used both side by side for some months beforel...

I used both side by side for some months beforel selling M9 :angel:. The feel can imo best be felt (oops) by using them, not having them standing on a desk (ok, a low blow I admit, sorry).
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-28-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 6,347
Posted By flyalf
Honestly the main reason to keep only M after...

Honestly the main reason to keep only M after using both M9 an M side-by-side for a while is the ability to have more exact composition on tripod work due to EVF. Actually I did not guess this before...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-09-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 6,764
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing, Imo you are both wrong and...

Thanks for sharing,

Imo you are both wrong and right. This is where I believe you and quite a few other are faulty. You do not agree with "(1) claims by manufacturers that their digital cameras...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-08-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,237
Posted By flyalf
Whale ohoy

Better bring lens cleaning paper for lens when out in boat near Tromsø Norway now :cool:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15556177658_41e1b01fd5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pGDtDC)L1002050...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 10-27-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,237
Posted By flyalf
While waiting for Aurora

The brigde from my hometown Tromsø to the island Kvalya.

Painting with LED flashlight. M + 37/1,4 FLE.


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15609172455_276531947b_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 09-03-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,237
Posted By flyalf
A quiet night in Trondhjem

Thanks for looking!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14870057329_7cfc20382f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oE1VYM)
2014_Trondheim_scenes-4 (https://flic.kr/p/oE1VYM) by fotoalf...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-17-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
From hometown Tromsø. Im not yet conviced about...

From hometown Tromsø. Im not yet conviced about the bokeh of snowflakes from the 35/1,4 FLE. But its really a great lens, so need to compare with other lenses on out-of-focus snowflakes :). Strange...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2014
Replies: 1,743
Views: 209,038
Posted By flyalf
Smile Updated version from my previous roadtrip to...

Updated version from my previous roadtrip to North-Norway. Good to see that M9 holds up compared to M (these were used side-by-side).

Please see more on Flickr (txt, map, ...). Thanks for...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-03-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Sennalandet

From a roadtrip at north-east of Norway. Temperatures from -15 to -22 C degrees, and quite a lot of wind. Here from crossing one of several mountain passes...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-03-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot! Leica Marcro 90/4 (great compact...

Thanks a lot!

Leica Marcro 90/4 (great compact lens).
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 01-15-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Thanks! Yes, I know. The light during the "color...

Thanks!

Yes, I know. The light during the "color zone" is simply stunning.

Here is a photo of a traditional boathouse (naust). On the left hand side you can also see a nest-box put up by fishermen...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 01-12-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
A great time for winter photos with aprox minus...

A great time for winter photos with aprox minus 15 and the sun close to appearing here in the north of Norway.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/11912128154_82e4f250c3_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 01-12-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, The shoot is underexposed -2EV @ISO 800...

Thanks,

The shoot is underexposed -2EV @ISO 800 in order to get a short exposure time. This must be the explanation?
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 01-06-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
2014 Polar Night Halfmarathon in Tromsø

Testing Jupiter 3 50/1,5 wide open at low-light. This is from the 2014 Polar Night Halfmarathon in Tromsø, a halfmarathon in eeeh...the polar night. The night being at 15:00 since the sun is 24/7...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 24,540
Posted By flyalf
Its the most simplistic in adjusting 4 of the 5...

Its the most simplistic in adjusting 4 of the 5 basic parameters to allow photographic control? Aperture, exposure time, focus and crop (no, a zoom is NOT more simplistic, it only allows to change...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 01-02-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 25,666
Posted By flyalf
... and weather sealing, and LV, and EVF, and...

... and weather sealing, and LV, and EVF, and improved tripod mount, and improved dynamics, and more quiet shutter, and adapter for legacy lenses. Oh yes, and still maintaining M lens compatibility...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-25-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 17,430
Posted By flyalf
As I started doing more street and people photos...

As I started doing more street and people photos in urban environment I have added UV to M lens because of more need for cleaning.

I know for sure that this degrades IQ with lower contrast and...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-25-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, and I wish a great Christmas time for...

Thanks, and I wish a great Christmas time for everyone :angel:,

In fact I don't remember if its the same FW. I shot raw, and cannot say that I remember WB to be better (or worse). The WB is allways...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-24-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
The Christmas feel in my hometown Tromsø (with...

The Christmas feel in my hometown Tromsø (with myself). Enjoy Christmas whether you celebrate or not :angel::

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/11530485706_c4bc1ba456_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 39,773
Posted By flyalf
For me the missing important aspect would be...

For me the missing important aspect would be support for lens with mechanical manual focus somehow coupled to a RF superimposed image (b).

And on seconds thoughts there are other differences between...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-20-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,937
Posted By flyalf
Only a very few are techs. For me a technician...

Only a very few are techs. For me a technician are someone who dives into the technology and creates something new technology-wise to create something new photo-wise. I don't think many of us are...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-11-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
Winter street fashions in Reykjavik

Winter street fashions in Reykjavik.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/11327555874_c35d41156e_c.jpg (http:[email protected]/11327555874/)
Street_Iceland_01...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-07-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 52,654
Posted By flyalf
Based purely on the end result its not a...

Based purely on the end result its not a difference between M9 and M 8 (don't know about M8). But its much harder to get the same end results from M9 as M because of more limitations in dynamics.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-02-2013
Replies: 1,743
Views: 209,038
Posted By flyalf
+1. Very good work!

+1. Very good work!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2013
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,119,967
Posted By flyalf
A great...

A great Roman.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/10964664275_d18be3448c_c.jpg (http:[email protected]/10964664275/)
Great_People_Roma_20131113_23...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2013
Replies: 1,743
Views: 209,038
Posted By flyalf
From todays...

From todays snowfall.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/11156656415_76ae206c08_z.jpg (http:[email protected]/11156656415/)
House_Griff...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,136
Posted By flyalf
I have tried 2 different systems with Leica...

I have tried 2 different systems with Leica glass. Imo neither of the systems in the poll are optimal for M lenses (perhaps except GRX?), in particular for 35mm and shorter. And one need in fact...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-25-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 22,181
Posted By flyalf
A normal day here in Tromsø, north of...

A normal day here in Tromsø, north of Norway.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10964981143_c6dc0c1310_z.jpg (http:[email protected]/10964981143/)
Storgata...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By flyalf
I love these design exercises, and wish I could...

I love these design exercises, and wish I could sneak it away without anyone noticing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By flyalf
With M for Roma Cinquecent

I once again had the great pleasure of visiting Roma with my M. Aside from people I tried to capture one of the the greatest cars, the charming Fiat 500 :cool: :cool:.

Please see:
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,189
Posted By flyalf
All of us have now been through some futures, and...

All of us have now been through some futures, and and in all those the camera of the future HAS BEEN the camera of the past. Its all about first controlling the basic (4) parameters of camera/lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-05-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,608
Posted By flyalf
Hmmm, a Nikon FF camera made for photography...

Hmmm, a Nikon FF camera made for photography designed for handling by photographers and accepting all their great lenses or a Sony FF Playstation without thoughts to handling and accepting all kind...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for honest feedback. I honestly...

Thanks a lot for honest feedback. I honestly appreciate to learn how others react to photos.

Perhaps there are to many photos, but I really find these people iimages interesting. There is a second...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By flyalf
Many thanks to all, Leica M. Almost all...

Many thanks to all,



Leica M. Almost all photos with a 35/!,4 FLE, a few with WATE.



Thanks,
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 11-01-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 11,558
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for sharing! I borrowed a X-Pro1...

Thanks a lot for sharing!

I borrowed a X-Pro1 some weeks ago to compare to M9 and M. The BIG difference for me was that I couldnt live with the AF and the subjective hrs of wait from pressing the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By flyalf
Thumbs up A 1000 photos in Roma with the M

Hi,

A just want to share some photos and experience from photographing in The City; Roma. What a city, what great people :)! I really got to test my (almost) new M here.

I must say that the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,072
Posted By flyalf
The RD-1 is imo The Sweetest Digital. Its...

The RD-1 is imo The Sweetest Digital. Its handling is better than the Leicas. If you can do with the limitation in pixels its a non-brainer. One lens I highly recommend is the Jupiter 8 50/1,5 (the...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 09-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 11,558
Posted By flyalf
Second your viewfinder observation. I have been...

Second your viewfinder observation. I have been using M9 / M side-by-side for a time now, and I cannot find any improvement in RF focus. This might be due to my reduced eyesight (wearing glasses). On...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 6,402
Posted By flyalf
Hi, I have used and "tested" different M lenses...

Hi,

I have used and "tested" different M lenses on mirrorless (GH-2, NEX-5n and NEX-7). The general conclusion is that the combination of the M lenses and mirrorless does not do the M lenses full...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,344
Posted By flyalf
To correct the Italian Flag problem the Leica...

To correct the Italian Flag problem the Leica 21mm Elmarit-M pre-ASPH (11134) is a better option. The WATE is one of the Leicas wides that needs less correction.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-09-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,344
Posted By flyalf
Great advices. An option is to have several...

Great advices. An option is to have several (smallish) SD cards. After copying files to PC you put the card in the bottom of the SD cards and start using the top one by formatting in camera (the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By flyalf
@icebear: Its great that you are satisfied with...

@icebear: Its great that you are satisfied with you way of doing things. Stick to what suits you. But that doesn't mean your way is the best. And to disregard other proposals as "utter nonsense"...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By flyalf
Agree, but I'm a bit puzzled by "My problem, of...

Agree, but I'm a bit puzzled by "My problem, of course, is shutter speed when the subjects are active in very poor light.". Imo the underexposure is solving this problem. Lets assume that you need...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 32,108
Posted By flyalf
Its a APS-C mirrorless with a M compatible mount...

Its a APS-C mirrorless with a M compatible mount and 2 new AF lenses with M mount + built-in chips and electronic contacts.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 9,431
Posted By flyalf
The 35/1,4 FLE is really quite compact with lens...

The 35/1,4 FLE is really quite compact with lens hood comparing to my pre-ASPH 35/1,4 with 28/2,8 ASPH hood on, or even with the original hood. The FLE hood is an excellent design, but alas the lens...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By flyalf
Yes, instead of increasing from lets say ISO 800...

Yes, instead of increasing from lets say ISO 800 you use -1 on exposure compensation effectively using the same time/aperture as you would have used with ISO 1600. Instead of ISO 3200 compensation -2.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,344
Posted By flyalf
For low light dont exceed ISO 500, but instead...

For low light dont exceed ISO 500, but instead underexpose and push in LR. This limits the noise.

For tripod work use the RRS base plate.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, This is how I read it as well. Also...

Thanks,

This is how I read it as well.

Also looking at the M9 analysis it agrees with other published results, that is above a certain ISO value (i remembered 500, but this article says 640) its...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By flyalf
High ISO on NEX-7 with LR

Anyone knows if there is a ISO point where one can reduce noise better by NOT increasing ISO but rather underexpose and compensate post-processing by LR 4.x?

As an example; for Leica M9 this is...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-22-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,116
Posted By flyalf
Yes, in fact IMO the NEX-5n is much, much better...

Yes, in fact IMO the NEX-5n is much, much better in terms of handling with a M lens with manual mechanical focus and aperture, instead of the hopeless focus-by-wire and the tiny wheels for control....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By flyalf
Hi, Are your photo's crop? And if yes, from...

Hi,

Are your photo's crop? And if yes, from where in photo? Could you please post 100% crops of corners for comparison.

Even from such a excellent lens as the 28/2,8 ASPH the corner sharpness is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,484
Posted By flyalf
Great discussion. But I believe we could split...

Great discussion. But I believe we could split the discussion into fundamentals of large versus small sensors, and M9 / 240 versus other cameras.

IMO a m43 sensor has the disadvantage compared to...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,559
Posted By flyalf
I find this a very good and informative article....

I find this a very good and informative article. Also some great photos both artistically and also hinting to the IQ to come. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,484
Posted By flyalf
IMO no m43 is close to the Ms in handling and...

IMO no m43 is close to the Ms in handling and photo pleasure although they can be good tools. The main problem and limitation with the m43 is the tiny tiny sensor, and the cameras aimed at advanced...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 6,395
Posted By flyalf
a)I dont accept that since Im the judge for...

a)I dont accept that since Im the judge for myself :angel:. Objectively its not hard to find products that are better in some kind of way than Leica.

b) Not only do I accept that, but I expect and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By flyalf
Wate

The WATE is a great all-round wide. The big advantage is negligible color shift problems, so no need for Cornerfix. For architecture there are other wides with less distortion.
Forum: RFF News 02-12-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,378
Posted By flyalf
Congrats. A worthy winner. Thanks so much to RF...

Congrats. A worthy winner. Thanks so much to RF for doing this competition!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-11-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 11,210
Posted By flyalf
Hmmm, perhaps its hard to question the above...

Hmmm, perhaps its hard to question the above quote. So that leads us to follow-up questions for all:

1. Any other old lenses that can be used on the new Leica M that can compared technically to...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 02-10-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 13,308
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for posting photos and sharing...

Thanks a lot for posting photos and sharing experiences! Its much appreciated.

Is there any current side-by-side comparison of M and M9 photos? Sorry if this is a bit OT.

I'm trying to keep track...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 11,210
Posted By flyalf
Totally agree. But somehow you forgot to define...

Totally agree. But somehow you forgot to define "better". This is also THE error from most people when they ask or discuss what is "better". Even "technically quality" its possible to define...
Forum: RFF News 02-06-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,432
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, Is it possible for someone to post a...

Thanks,

Is it possible for someone to post a link to gallery? Its not possible to access menues fron Android pad.

Edit: please disregard this. Found the gallery from search function. Sorry.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,251
Posted By flyalf
He, he. Thanks for sharing. Great pics. But...

He, he.

Thanks for sharing. Great pics. But since I can see sunlight in photos this must be far south (seen from Tromsø, Norway where we still are waiting for the sun to appear)?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 6,178
Posted By flyalf
and for free, Its hard to understand the bashing...

and for free, Its hard to understand the bashing on the net.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 6,178
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing. Sight, will have to do with...

Thanks for sharing. Sight, will have to do with Jupiter 50/1,5 :-)
Forum: RFF News 12-22-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 22,711
Posted By flyalf
Thanks to Stephen :)!

Thanks to Stephen :)!
Forum: RFF News 12-21-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 22,711
Posted By flyalf
Hi, I still dont get how to submit photos? I...

Hi,

I still dont get how to submit photos? I went to:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?limit=last1&cat=9317
and tried to use "upload photos" but my photo doesnt show in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,896
Posted By flyalf
The Perar is a bit smaller, and its built for FF....

The Perar is a bit smaller, and its built for FF. Please see
http://japancamerahunter.com/2012/02/ms-optical-perar-28mm-f4-super-triplet/
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 9,931
Posted By flyalf
Not making any guesses about the M, I would...

Not making any guesses about the M, I would comment on the M9. I dont think we are limited to 13x19 with M9, I've made 1m prints that suits me :).

Not meaning to nitpick.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 8,280
Posted By flyalf
Leica M 50/2. Btw; why all the bickering from...

Leica M 50/2.

Btw; why all the bickering from those who don't want to discuss topic? Go find somewhere else to play :-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,576
Posted By flyalf
Digital dont do filters, but photographers do :)....

Digital dont do filters, but photographers do :). IMO pola filter is essential . Good quality pola filters are ridiculous expensive, so if you can manage with one pola 39mm for several lenses + one...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,455
Posted By flyalf
Hi, I went from D700 -> RD-1 -> M9. I still use...

Hi,

I went from D700 -> RD-1 -> M9. I still use the RD-1 as a backup camera. There are big differences in IQ. The most obvious being the resolution. From M9 I have made prints up to 1m at wides...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,383
Posted By flyalf
If your a pro then you need to consider return of...

If your a pro then you need to consider return of investments in monetary terms. If you're a amateur you can take the return in pure pleasure. Its up to each to decide on how to maximize this. And...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By flyalf
The RD-1 finder is better than M9, simply because...

The RD-1 finder is better than M9, simply because its 1x. Yes I own and use both. No I don't consider myself a Leica basher.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,689
Posted By flyalf
Hi, I switched from a D700 to an RD-1, and then...

Hi,

I switched from a D700 to an RD-1, and then to M9 2-3 years ago. No regrets. But then again Im only in it for the fun, not to have a multipurpose photo tool (as the D700 is, and the M9 less so).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-16-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,386
Posted By flyalf
Just curious; why the 0.58? Honestly I find the...

Just curious; why the 0.58? Honestly I find the RD-1 viewfinder much better with its 1.0 view.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,386
Posted By flyalf
No, IMO the EVFs are not good enough for MF yet....

No, IMO the EVFs are not good enough for MF yet. If I purchase the M I will probably use the Liveview for tripod / wides work. Im not 100% happy with the Frankenfinder for 16mm and the composure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 7,128
Posted By flyalf
Another one for Thumbie (it could have been even...

Another one for Thumbie (it could have been even smaller) + extra battery. Also recommend the mini-min tripod with flexi legs (not the Gorillapod that is a waste of money) As for bag I prefer an even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 50,532
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing! I would love to try this as...

Thanks for sharing!

I would love to try this as an alternative to the Leica 21/1,4 for Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Any ideas ho the lens cope with strong illumination (flare etc) for night...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 33,339
Posted By flyalf
Impressive line-up by Leica. Depressing attempt...

Impressive line-up by Leica. Depressing attempt to bash Leica by this poll. Line-up is satisfying both traditionalists and others.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-13-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,683
Posted By flyalf
I had a D700 for a while before switching to...

I had a D700 for a while before switching to RD-1, and then to RD-1 + M9. The comparison we get to computers, game consoles etc is IMO fully understandable. In retrospective the D700 IMO is a great...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-18-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,144
Posted By flyalf
The RD-1 is a great camera, no doubts. For me the...

The RD-1 is a great camera, no doubts. For me the nicest digital rangefinder. But for me the NEX-5N has taken this niche. A great camera, except that its not a rangefinder, its lack of dedicated...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,190
Posted By flyalf
I dont belive the WATE is the best to use for...

I dont belive the WATE is the best to use for correcting color shifts for the CV 15mm. IMO the 21/2,8 works better. But its even better to use Cornerfix and no coding.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-22-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,198
Posted By flyalf
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cornerfi...

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cornerfix/files/

Information:
http://sites.google.com/site/cornerfix/

I have a few calibration files for M9, RD-1, NEX-5N for some Leica and CV...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,198
Posted By flyalf
The color shift is really not a concern since it...

The color shift is really not a concern since it can be corrected by Cornerfix.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By flyalf
So right you are! I think all the camera makers...

So right you are! I think all the camera makers are doing very poor design with new lenses in terms of usability for photographing. Perhaps they have learned from Apple; style beats functionality for...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-20-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,303
Posted By flyalf
Totally agree. The problem is that the camera...

Totally agree. The problem is that the camera indicates a too large DoF, i.e. that objects outside the focus plane are indicated as in focus by the peaking.

A 20 year old SLR is IMO much more...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-20-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,303
Posted By flyalf
I agree with you on most, but have to add that Im...

I agree with you on most, but have to add that Im actually a bit disappointed with the EVF for N5 given all the hype. Coming from a RF or an 20 old SLR the finder is ok, but not good enough for...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By flyalf
A 35 USD f/1,7 lens for NEX

Fujian 35/1,7 CCTV lens on a NEX-5N

My conclusion is a inexpensive and great fun lens to be used fully open at f/1,7 with a dreamy soft rendering and very soft edges. The manual focus works fairly...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-13-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By flyalf
Tilt Nikon adapters for NEX

Anything I should know about such adapters for Nikon before purchasing? Anyone with experiences on these?

Also is it worth the extra bucks to go for a Lensbaby (for Nikon) as apposed to a Kipon or...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By flyalf
Ok, thanks. I guess you use the filter for...

Ok, thanks. I guess you use the filter for protection? is this filter still available?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By flyalf
Different lens hood on yours? Please see my photo...

Different lens hood on yours? Please see my photo in first post.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By flyalf
For lens: 14mm + 6,5mm for hood.

For lens: 14mm + 6,5mm for hood.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for feedback. I find the focusing quite...

Thanks for feedback. I find the focusing quite good, and have no problems nor do I find it ackward. Its smooth and I can focus by feel only or use the focus peaking.

The aperture control is a bit on...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,967
Posted By flyalf
Have to disagree. With M lenses the manual or "A"...

Have to disagree. With M lenses the manual or "A" handling is ok.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,345
Posted By flyalf
Exclamation Now this is what I call a pancake

Here are some first impressions of the very minuscule Perar 28/4 on a NEX-5N.

http://flyalf.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/this-is-what-i-call-a-pancake-lens-perar-428-mc-super-tpiplet/

Summary and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-27-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 14,220
Posted By flyalf
A great many thanks to digitalintrigue and...

A great many thanks to digitalintrigue and Disaster_Area for helping out with information :-)

Btw; the extra plastic caps can be glued together back to back, then make a hole in the middle and you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-27-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 14,220
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing, good work:) Great article,...

Thanks for sharing, good work:)

Great article, how long experience is the review based on?

And usually a review discusses pros and cons. So what are possible cons (thats missing from this...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 02-27-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 10,462
Posted By flyalf
I think its to early to draw conclusions for...

I think its to early to draw conclusions for Nex-7. However I must conclude that the lens/sensor combination is not trivial :bang:.

For the 5N i have done some comparisons (not published) with...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for feedback, as I said its up to each to...

Thanks for feedback, as I said its up to each to make conclusions.

Cost on the Leica lenses. The second hand price are for many lenses higher than the purchasing price. For high quality Leicas you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-14-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for new perspective, its up to the viewer...

Thanks for new perspective, its up to the viewer to decide:o. So my printed conclusion is of course my personal subjective opinion.

The small kit zoom is ok when it comes to sharpness, but Im a bit...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By flyalf
Your welcome.

Your welcome.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By flyalf
Hi, i can agree that the usability on NEX-5N is...

Hi,

i can agree that the usability on NEX-5N is limited by so few "hard" controls. But thats were the use of manual M lenses shine :D as the performance is IMO greatly improved. By using "A" one...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By flyalf
USD 600 camera worthy of a USD 5400 lens? – Resolution (NEX-5N with Leica glass)

Hi,

I have made a little comparison by NEX-5N of Leica [email protected] versus the kit zoom E 18-55/3,5-5,6.

Yeah, yeah, I know. Unfair comparison. But I wanted to see how big a difference the Leica...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By flyalf
Leica wides on NEX-5N: cornerfix?

I have began to check out Leica lenses on a NEX-5N. As with other rangefinder wides the question is if the color cast is a problem?

My conclusion: NEX-5N with WATE has so little color cast that in...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-07-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 19,486
Posted By flyalf
I don't know enough facts to compare to other...

I don't know enough facts to compare to other cameras. My last two digitals have been a Nikon D700 and a M9, and they have had aprox the same reliance :p. But this doesnt make a statistical sound...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,176
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing ! I for one find it...

Thanks for sharing !

I for one find it interesting to compare. In particular since I don't own all the different top cameras and lenses.

IMO the bashing and looking-down attitude responses tells...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 19,603
Posted By flyalf
Its a personal choice if one see the benefit of...

Its a personal choice if one see the benefit of running this extra process. Here is what I do with M9, and I assume will work on NEX. I create a folder on camera per lens. This allows me to collect...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By flyalf
Hi dave, I would recommend another option; to...

Hi dave,

I would recommend another option; to purchase one of the new mirroless with a APS-C size sensor plus adapter to use your Leica M glass. The NEX-5n is not that expensive.

Having said that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 02-02-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 19,486
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for advice. Now sent to Leica through...

Thanks for advice. Now sent to Leica through retailer. But how to live without :bang:?
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-31-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 19,486
Posted By flyalf
Hi all, Any advice from you; I assume I need ...

Hi all,

Any advice from you; I assume I need to send my M9 to Leica?

I discovered black/blue vertical lines on all my photos from outdoor session 30.01.2012 on my M9 s.n. 3834853, FW 1.162. The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 4,598
Posted By flyalf
Hi, The last two points are independent of what...

Hi,

The last two points are independent of what camera you purchase since all new ones produces large RAW files. But you can do with not-so-much processing power, but need some disk space.

For an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 9,538
Posted By flyalf
The M9 is not a old girl, but a youngster that...

The M9 is not a old girl, but a youngster that needs to mature into the full potential.

Dust removal, a bit more customization buttons, dedicated ISO button and a bit quicker boot-up and shuffling...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-30-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 28,150
Posted By flyalf
With all due respect, LL compares images by same...

With all due respect, LL compares images by same lenses on different bodies, and since we know that the lens-sensor combination matters this is interesting for some of us.

I believe that many of us...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 28,150
Posted By flyalf
Using a Leica M9 and not a NEX-7 I honestly...

Using a Leica M9 and not a NEX-7 I honestly don't mind being called a point-and-shot photographer, nor do I fell offended by using a point-and-shoot camera such as M9.

My apologies for those using...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-25-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 28,150
Posted By flyalf
Actually I haven't seen support for the...

Actually I haven't seen support for the assumption of "endless threads praising the Panasonic G, Olympus Pen and now Sony NEX as the perfect Leica replacement or taking M lenses". And I haven't seem...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 28,150
Posted By flyalf
Talking I think the LL have posted a great article on the...

I think the LL have posted a great article on the NEX-7, and IMO it makes sense to compare with M9, in particular since this is done with Leica glass.

The best is the grand entertainment of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-09-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,225
Posted By flyalf
Steinheil Culminar 135mm /4,5 VL used on a M9

First impressions summary of Steinheil Culminar 135mm /4,5 VL used on a M9:

Please see a sample photo on ISO 1250 on low-light conditions on full open aperture, as well as some more...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-24-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 11,495
Posted By flyalf
Second that. I simply cannot understand why...

Second that. I simply cannot understand why anyone would be so negative in criticism.

I found the review useful and entertaining. I'm looking forward to people contributing with useful and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By flyalf
Wide lens correction SW (for LR)

Hi all,

What kind of SW do you guys use and recommend to correct for wide angles wider than 28mm on M9, in particular on 18mm and wider?

Im using the Leitz 18/4 on my M9, and find the color...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By flyalf
Converting ERF to DNG

Hi all,

I have just imported some old RD-1 photos by "copy as DNG", that is let LR 3.5 import by converting from raw ERF to DNG format. Im quite suprised that the size of DNG is aprox 1/2 of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for sharing, great information :) A...

Thanks for sharing, great information :)

A couple of questions:

- Are the sample shoots taken with M8 or M9?

- On M9: color shifts?
Do you thoink your statement is valid for M9 as well:" I find...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By flyalf
An earlier thread with much useful...

An earlier thread with much useful information:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101865&highlight=flash
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 3,850
Posted By flyalf
- To be sure that lens is focused on infinity...

- To be sure that lens is focused on infinity (its easy to have it moved away by accident)
- To focus on other distance. With some practice its fairly easy to focus "by feel" given mechanical MF (as...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-29-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,770
Posted By flyalf
This thread shows Internet foras in a nutshell....

This thread shows Internet foras in a nutshell. There are always someone just wanting to publish destructive critics.

My opinions are that Puts have done a good piece of work, he is not comparing...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By flyalf
Help - write protected files

Every 4th or 5th ERF files on my RD-1 is according to to PC write protected, so PC is unable to copy file from SD card to PC. What is this, and how do I get rid of this stupid thing?

All help...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-09-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 7,814
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for review and idea. Are the bags...

Thanks for review and idea. Are the bags mentioned REALLY rainproof? Thats a must for any doing outdoor photography...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8,772
Posted By flyalf
Great shots with a nice lens. I like this for...

Great shots with a nice lens. I like this for architecture shotts

Here is one of mine with a CV 15/4,5 on M9, from Istanbul. Run through Cornerfix.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-18-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By flyalf
I would say that the CV 15mm is much better value...

I would say that the CV 15mm is much better value for money if your on a budget. Is the Z massive? I would say yes (as most Z lenses), but I'm very focused on weight/volume. The CV 15mm is as compact...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By flyalf
Hi, Could you please share information on where...

Hi,

Could you please share information on where to find these if its a Internet based order? I have the same base plate without the L, and have to confess that I havent given this any thoughts.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,016
Posted By flyalf
Thanks, No, I think I prefer a larger (old)...

Thanks,

No, I think I prefer a larger (old) inexpensive flash, or alternatively additional slave triggered.

HDR is not an option. Id rather have fun with initial photo set-up than behind PC...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,016
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for all the help to all, also to the one...

Thanks for all the help to all, also to the one not quoted below :)!

@ Olsen and sevo:

I normally don't use flash, but for a small planned project I will photograph the indoors of some old...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,016
Posted By flyalf
Flash for M9 (for fill-in)

Hi,

Anyone with advice on a inexpensive flash for M9? I intend to use this as a fill-in flash for quite static indoor photography balancing the outdoor light (with camera on tripod). I assume that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for information on the Thumbie. I assume...

Thanks for information on the Thumbie. I assume this is the one that is attached with double sided tape. How long have you had this attached, and does it seem to stick?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By flyalf
CV 15mm for travel. Its a good lens. The Zeiss is...

CV 15mm for travel. Its a good lens. The Zeiss is a tad bit better optical, but larger. Both needs Cornerfix when used on M9.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,170
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for all good answers, please keep em...

Thanks for all good answers, please keep em coming. Although the poll is simplistic the answers indicate that many would give up resolution for improved high ISO performance ;).
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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By flyalf
Thanks to you and others for replies, The...

Thanks to you and others for replies,

The question seen from my point of view when using a tripod is ether to use a release plate under the standard M9 base or replace the base with a (RRS) base...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By flyalf
How stable is the base of M9?

When using the M9 on tripod I have noticed that the base (bottom) of the M9 isn't entirely tight. Its possible to move the base a little bit. Does anyone believe this can affect the stability when on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-15-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,170
Posted By flyalf
I think you should read the poll again. There is...

I think you should read the poll again. There is nothing about 5DII, or comparing to any camera. Just a choice between high resolution or high ISO performance. This is a classical choice. There is a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,170
Posted By flyalf
Thanks. To be clear, I myself have a personal...

Thanks. To be clear, I myself have a personal preference towards high resolution for most of my use. But I meet the high ISO argument from DSLR-camp.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,170
Posted By flyalf
High ISO performance or high resolution on M9

Hi,

if you were to purchase a M9 now, what would you prefer?
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-10-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,075
Posted By flyalf
M9 workflow

Hi,

I shot only in .DNG, and:

1)copy all pictures to local disk (on NAS) by cable to a "RAW-folder". I allways use one sub-folder per "import", with "YYYYMMDD_name_of_event_100Leica". I want all...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-03-2011
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,327,289
Posted By flyalf
Voigtlander 35/1.4 MC @ 1,4 on M9

Voigtlander 35/1.4 MC @ 1,4 on M9:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By flyalf
Framefinder lines M9 <-> 90mm

Hi,

When using 90mm (LEICA MACRO-ELMAR-M 90mm f/4) on M9 the framefinder lines seems highly inaccurate. The photo will display much more than the indicated lines. In fact it seems that the 75mm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2010
Replies: 206
Views: 21,733
Posted By flyalf
Absolutely no! But I might consider a 12M M10...

Absolutely no! But I might consider a 12M M10 with excellent high ISO performance :-)
Forum: Off Topic 12-07-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,035
Posted By flyalf
Yes, for me its been worth the cost from...

Yes, for me its been worth the cost from upgrading (or changing) from Nikon D700 to M9. If Nikon have had a dFM2, dFE2 or similar I really dont know if the choice would have been the same.

Its also...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By flyalf
Use high ISO and overexpose or not?

Hi all,

I want some feedback on M9 on this since I haven't had time yet to do a thorough test myself.

The general idea is to use RAW, set higher ISO, overexpose and the post-correct (in Lightroom...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,750
Posted By flyalf
Hmm, use a uncoated UV filter?

Hmm, use a uncoated UV filter?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,255
Posted By flyalf
CV 15 or Z 18?

Hi,

I have used the CV 15mm and recently the Z 18mm with M9 and RD-1. Value for money I would without doubt go for the CV 15mm. For both these you must use Cornerfix to correct. Wit the CV 15mm you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 12,111
Posted By flyalf
Really a great looking camera. Hope this is the...

Really a great looking camera. Hope this is the outlook for the M10.

I find the negative reception in this and other fora hard to understand :bang:. I was under the impression that I am a broing old...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 12,111
Posted By flyalf
Great looking camera, no doubt.

Great looking camera, no doubt.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-03-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 7,228
Posted By flyalf
Meaning no disrespect, but I find it hard to...

Meaning no disrespect, but I find it hard to understand that you actuallly have used RD-1. Perhaps shows how different users handle controlls? Also some of the points are not ergonomics.

I find the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,728
Posted By flyalf
Thanks a lot for good ideas, Will try to find...

Thanks a lot for good ideas,

Will try to find these stores. I allready found the one on Attila Jozsef street. A quite nice small store with some SH equipment, but alas no Russian in stock.

Agrere,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,728
Posted By flyalf
Leica lenses stores in Budapest?

Hi all,

Once again I ask for advice from the helpful members of this fora. I want to know if any have experience on (second hand) shops for Leica rangefinder lenses in Budapest?

I assume that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,419
Posted By flyalf
Already left Madrid, but thanks a lot anyway....

Already left Madrid, but thanks a lot anyway. Might come a second chance, and useful for others :-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By flyalf
Zeiss 18mm on M9

Hi all,

Anyone with experience with the Zeiss 18/4 on M9? I recently purchased this lens and was surprised by the amount of colour shifts on the sides of photos. Its almost like the CV 15/4,5.

It...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-31-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,419
Posted By flyalf
Thanks for the information. I was able to find...

Thanks for the information. I was able to find the shop (thanks to Google maps on my phone). This is in fact one of the most impressive photo shops I have seen :).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,419
Posted By flyalf
Thanks! Do you happen to know if they stock...

Thanks! Do you happen to know if they stock second-hand? Looking forward to visit Madrid again :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,419
Posted By flyalf
Leica shop in Madrid?

Hi,

Does anyone know about photo shops in Madrid? 2nd hand of special interest. Any help apreciated.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By flyalf
OK, my point being that introducing a filter will...

OK, my point being that introducing a filter will always increase flare, coating or not (except for 100% ND :o).
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-23-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By flyalf
Should this be "Even single coated filters will...

Should this be "Even single coated filters will reduce flare compared to filters without coating, but will add flare compared to no filter"?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 9,682
Posted By flyalf
Second that. Its hard to see why Nikon dont offer...

Second that. Its hard to see why Nikon dont offer such a niche camera, a compact DSLR for thsoe wanting to do photography (as opposed to fiddling around with menus and joysticks). Or Olympus a D-OM-2.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By flyalf
here is a quite good...

here is a quite good overview:

http://www.cameraquest.com/epson_rd1_VF.htm

As you can see the 12 and 15mm are not coupled, but why should they be?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,221
Posted By flyalf
Bob, others, Thanks for sharing experiences. Im...

Bob, others,

Thanks for sharing experiences. Im beginning to doubt if the DoF are different, or if its my perception of DoF . Until further evidence comes up I will blame my "observations" on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,221
Posted By flyalf
Well, then do not worry :). Sorry, as a matter of...

Well, then do not worry :). Sorry, as a matter of fact I have for many years photographed with 135 film, and various optics on SLR. Im used to using hyperfocal (with tripod). When I started using FF...
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