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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,859
Posted By usayit
I too have had great results from Essex Camera. ...

I too have had great results from Essex Camera. They are not located in NYC though.. in Teterboro, NJ. Its a hole in the wall in the middle of some commercial buildings but they are cheaper than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,670
Posted By usayit
This is ridiculous.... I bet a store that...

This is ridiculous.... I bet a store that doesn't have a demo unit or even allow the product to be handled is loosing more business than the cost of having a demo unit. After all a box on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10,950
Posted By usayit
If manual lenses you mean Pentax-K, a later prism...

If manual lenses you mean Pentax-K, a later prism viewfinder equipped Pentax DSLR is going to be your best bet. They still have the linkage to auto stop down the diaphragm. I think the Canon 5D was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 7,107
Posted By usayit
Just get insured and enjoy. I'm not sure about...

Just get insured and enjoy.

I'm not sure about your area but I think at most 5 people have recognized the camera ever.... among the sea of Nikons and Canon DSLRs with their huge zooms, most think...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,523
Posted By usayit
I'm using a Domke F6 - Two M's with lenses...

I'm using a Domke F6 -

Two M's with lenses attached
4 lenses in the middle compartment.

I also use a Billingham Hadley original. two M's with lenses attached. Extra two lenses in the middle...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
Leica MP sure looks pretty too

Leica MP sure looks pretty too
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
Bingo... one area I'd like to see improvement and...

Bingo... one area I'd like to see improvement and investment rather than the whole LCD display.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
Interesting analogy since the same can be applied...

Interesting analogy since the same can be applied to the decision to use sapphire glass.


btw.. you shouldn't use the LCD to evaluate exposure (for any camera)... Histogram is the more accurate and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
Ah.. the whole price strawman... I have...

Ah.. the whole price strawman...

I have something on the order of 3 different digital systems and probably passed through 4 others....

My comment wasn't towards the Leica crowd but to digital...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
I don't think so... then again.. I've had worse...

I don't think so... then again.. I've had worse and those didn't bother me either. It doesn't contribute to the photographic experience BUT it does contribute to the operation of the camera. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By usayit
Broken lower quality LCD is just as useless as a...

Broken lower quality LCD is just as useless as a Broken higher quality LCD...

I see no problem if someone is willing to spend that amount of cash to protect an integral part of the camera no matter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,734
Posted By usayit
Was heavily invested in Canon but sold it all. ...

Was heavily invested in Canon but sold it all. I do have a Pentax K10d that I use with manual Kmount lenses.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By usayit
The retro/nostalgic looks aside the user...

The retro/nostalgic looks aside the user experience between M9 and X100 are not at all alike.

Try before you buy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2011
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,241
Posted By usayit
Domke F6 ruggedwear w/ an extra 2 compartment...

Domke F6 ruggedwear w/ an extra 2 compartment insert
39-55, 46-55, 55-77 step up rings
092 IR filter (low pass) 77mm
Replacement Giottos Aegis Screen protector
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By usayit
I've been using hoods that were originally...

I've been using hoods that were originally designed for the Contax 90mm G1/G2 lenses... 46mm filter thread size. I recall BH still has some used.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 6,932
Posted By usayit
Interesting, I dumped lots of digital gear (Canon...

Interesting, I dumped lots of digital gear (Canon EOS as well) and a few film bodies for the same reasons but the end result was quite different. Digital M's. As much as I like film, the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-06-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,491
Posted By usayit
I have the E-PL1 (and G1). The E-PL1 w/ EVF...

I have the E-PL1 (and G1). The E-PL1 w/ EVF works pretty well, especially with in body IS. I am adapting Leica M-mount, K-mount, and M42 lenses.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,894
Posted By usayit
love how some look and the craftmanship... I hate...

love how some look and the craftmanship... I hate actually wearing them. I havent worn one in over 10 years now. No need.....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,710
Posted By usayit
The true bottleneck is the mechanism to determine...

The true bottleneck is the mechanism to determine focus. You can put the fastest focusing motor in a lens but it isnt going to be any faster nor accurate without solving this problem first.

Its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-17-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,710
Posted By usayit
IMO, the complexity isnt in the speed or type of...

IMO, the complexity isnt in the speed or type of motor in the lens but in the mechanism to determine focus.

SLRs with mirror boxes use phase
Mirrorless like micro 43 use contrast.

Those are the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-28-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,515
Posted By usayit
What ^^ he said. Congrats everyone... I just...

What ^^ he said.

Congrats everyone... I just test drove a Ferrari and stayed a night at a mansion. Its overrated... I can now return to my card board box.
:bang:


PS> I've own the R-D1, M8 and M9....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,370
Posted By usayit
This is the closest I have.. I no longer have my...

This is the closest I have.. I no longer have my R-D1 nor the Canon 1dMII in the pic.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL262/1501137/2865639/390260777.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 7,408
Posted By usayit
rileyg strapworks.

rileyg strapworks.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By usayit
One additional note..... for those that adapt...

One additional note..... for those that adapt lenses. I use magnification for critical focus. The E-PL1 had a dedicated magnification button to bring up magnification in a single button press. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By usayit
If you are pro, buy whatever fits the business. ...

If you are pro, buy whatever fits the business. If not, buy whatever fits you. Some people are simply too dense to understand that simple notion.... thus end up following the majority instead of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-30-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,779
Posted By usayit
I would keep the triplet and nokton

I would keep the triplet and nokton
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,431
Posted By usayit
I found it different in its own unique way and a...

I found it different in its own unique way and a bit softer than even the previous version of noctilux. Its going to be cheaper but I wouldnt say the poor man's noctilux. The lens in good condition...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,431
Posted By usayit
It depends... If you like the Summilux 50mm...

It depends...

If you like the Summilux 50mm Asph, you'll prefer the newest Noctilux. They have similar characteristics.

I have the 60mm threaded version, fixed hood, Noctilux f/1. It really has...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-29-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By usayit
As for adapters... * All adapters between some...

As for adapters...

* All adapters between some mount type to micro43 work on either Panny or Olympus.
* Except for adapters that have the proper elecrontic contacts for 4/3 (non-micro) Olympus...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-29-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By usayit
First note that the G1 (as mentioned by...

First note that the G1 (as mentioned by sonofdanang) has an excellent EVF built-in which is COMPLETELY different from the EVF attachment for the GF1 and GF2.

IMO, Olympus cameras are better suited...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-26-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 8,844
Posted By usayit
No because no doubt the size of the lenses also...

No

because no doubt the size of the lenses also would increase.

Asking for a full frame EVIL camera is like asking for a medium format sized 35mm digital. What features that attracted a certain...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,604
Posted By usayit
you misunderstand. I was replying to someone...

you misunderstand.

I was replying to someone elses post. Its not that people dont love an lcd-less digital rangefinder, its that the M8 is virtually unusable without a working LCD.

I know the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-06-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,604
Posted By usayit
It wouldn't be a problem if 100% of the necessary...

It wouldn't be a problem if 100% of the necessary functions on the M8 was accessible without the LCD. A Rangefinder without LCD is one of the many "good" things the RD1 forum mentions often.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 8,509
Posted By usayit
my preference is chrome.... but after about an...

my preference is chrome....

but

after about an hour of handling both grey and black at the store, I chose black.

Its one of the "traditional" paint colors and the leather on the black is more...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By usayit
Keep the RD1 for as long as they produce results...

Keep the RD1 for as long as they produce results that satisfy you. I wouldn't even sell one for the X100. I shot with the RD1 and then later added the M8. I like both and shooting with both. When...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
funny.. never thought id see the pentax 645d in...

funny.. never thought id see the pentax 645d in the same thread wih the m9. I will buy one in the used market some day as i used my 645 quite extensively in past times and still have it. Simply put...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By usayit
I use a lens cap keeper to keep the excellent...

I use a lens cap keeper to keep the excellent olympus evf from getting lost.

GF1 evf is not ideal for manual lenses imo.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
We did have one ontopic response.... why would...

We did have one ontopic response.... why would anyone else participate after jaapv's less than welcoming responses?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
btw.. I like your response NickTrop. ...

btw.. I like your response NickTrop.

Unforunately for me, I fell into #2 (liquidate) a few times resulting in "seller's" remorse...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,604
Posted By usayit
More than likely NO. The M8 would have be really...

More than likely NO. The M8 would have be really cheap in order to convince me.

If the LCD did not work at all, the camera would almost be unusable given other functions and settings still need it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
Oh please... someone of your calibre should know...

Oh please... someone of your calibre should know that market price can still be an expensive price. Did you ever look up the price of a Canon 5D MII? This is going nowhere... I always give the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
Jaapv, You may be knowledgable but your...

Jaapv,

You may be knowledgable but your expression quickly turns sour once anyone expresses any opinion that doesn't align with your own.

Of course "expensive" is relative to ones purchasing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,906
Posted By usayit
no need to flame... everyone is entitled to their...

no need to flame... everyone is entitled to their own responses. OP was looking for feedback... good and bad. Its why there is a market for so many choices of camera.

1. Id still say that in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,103
Posted By usayit
First thought that came to mind when I read the...

First thought that came to mind when I read the first post... R-D1 (I do miss mine)

3 - check
4 - check (flip the LCJ inward)
6 - kinda (still an analog dial)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By usayit
From...

From

http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2011/01/spy-camera/

"To be honest, it would not have been our choice. Maybe we were having clearance issues with Canon or something. Honestly, a guy who...
Forum: Other RF 01-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By usayit
I adapt M-mount lenses (there's a similar adapter...

I adapt M-mount lenses (there's a similar adapter for LTM) to the Olympus E-PL1 and Panasonic G1. Of the two, I think the E-PL1 is the better choice.

- Image Stabilization in body means the LTM / M...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,826
Posted By usayit
* Because its worth more to me than the $$$ I...

* Because its worth more to me than the $$$ I could get for it on the used market.
* Its the closest camera to the M9 (operational wise/batteries) other than another M9
* 1/8000 shutter is nice to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-29-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,812
Posted By usayit
Responses will be split.... just like the...

Responses will be split.... just like the previous threads discussing whether or not the M9 is a big enough improvement over the M8.

I would. My M8 still serves as a backup for my M9 and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 9,084
Posted By usayit
from what I have, I usually choose 12 heilar 35...

from what I have, I usually choose
12 heilar
35 Summarit
75 Summarit
Forum: Off Topic 12-23-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 5,039
Posted By usayit
Sheesh.. this all around a pointless comparison...

Sheesh.. this all around a pointless comparison (and discussion).

Might as well take it further and compare professional full frame DSLRs to a P&S. Demonstrate to Best buy consumers just how much...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By usayit
For adapting lenses, I don't think I would be...

For adapting lenses, I don't think I would be happy with the E-P1 due to the lack of an EVF. The EVF is glued to my E-PL1 when using manual lenses...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By usayit
From what I have read, the three best quality...

From what I have read, the three best quality adapters are from

The Voigtlander
www.cameraquest.com

Metabones
http://www.metabones.com/

and
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-17-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 12,652
Posted By usayit
I'm trying to figure out why another m4/3rds...

I'm trying to figure out why another m4/3rds camera isn't an option. The G1 was one of the first versions of this format and things have improved since. My E-PL1 is a bit better than my G1 (which...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 11,719
Posted By usayit
I'm all for this as well.... I've done my share...

I'm all for this as well.... I've done my share of cloning out dust in post.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 21,544
Posted By usayit
I've shot with my E-PL1 with a 50mm Summilux...

I've shot with my E-PL1 with a 50mm Summilux f/1.4 asph as well as a Noctilux adapted. My vote is that IS can only be an asset to the system. Its seemless enough that it doesn't impact how one...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,421
Posted By usayit
Not all Canon 0.95 where Tv lenses.... best way...

Not all Canon 0.95 where Tv lenses.... best way is to have it converted to m mount and use a m mount adapter. Resale will be better too...

http://www.camera-care.com/canon_f0_95_conv.htm
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-09-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By usayit
In my opinion, First, The Canon EF (does not...

In my opinion,

First, The Canon EF (does not include FD) is one of the worst candidates for m4/3rds.

- Lenses tend to be rather large
- Electronic aperture implementation makes it difficult to...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-05-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 15,822
Posted By usayit
IBIS and EVF narrowed my choice to Olympus;...

IBIS and EVF narrowed my choice to Olympus; Either E-PL1 or E-P2. IBIS is simply a nice thing to have with legacy lenses (M42 and M-mount). Chose the E-PL1 for the following reasons:

* Dedicated...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-02-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By usayit
I shoot with M8/9 (formerly R-D1) and G1/EPL1. ...

I shoot with M8/9 (formerly R-D1) and G1/EPL1. Here are just some of my thoughts.

* If you are looking for a digital replacement for your M4, there isn't any other choice other than the M8, M9 or...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By usayit
Forgot to mention... A while back there was...

Forgot to mention...

A while back there was another thread with a fellow who hacked and drilled a recessed hole in the Leica single lens carrier to fit to the center tripod mount of an M8. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By usayit
For compact lenses its surprisingly comfortable...

For compact lenses its surprisingly comfortable and usable. It allows me to travel quickly out the door without a bag... simply pickup the camera with lenses, throw the strap over my shoulder, and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-30-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By usayit
not the leica lens holder but I modified the...

not the leica lens holder but I modified the Benser lens holder originally for the M3.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57211

I still find it useful when using two lens...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,490
Posted By usayit
It was the time period... Japanese products...

It was the time period... Japanese products being exported had some serious quality issues and it was starting to impact their trade / reputation. Given the quality and market for Japanese...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-23-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By usayit
I enjoy my m4/3 camera and adapting my collection...

I enjoy my m4/3 camera and adapting my collection of lenses (PK, M42 Pentax, M). One of them often travels as a second camera to my R-D1. On the other hand, I would never consider m4/3rds as a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By usayit
Yup.. Different setup... works...

Yup.. Different setup... works wonderfully.

E-PL1 + Takumar 500mm f/4.5

http://www.silveredemulsions.com/temp/P6200175.jpg



My Takumar 300mm f/6.3 just came in the mail from an ebay auction. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By usayit
You are absolutely correct. I've been using...

You are absolutely correct. I've been using takumar telephotos for nice easy to carry compact primes.

Taken with a G1 + Takumar 200mm f/3.5. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-18-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,237
Posted By usayit
I have an M8 and G1 but recently switch over to...

I have an M8 and G1 but recently switch over to the E-PL1. I pretty much agree with everything PCB_RF (Hi btw...). In terms of image quality, my eyes tell me the M8 produces better images when...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-15-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,928
Posted By usayit
For a long time, my RD1 was outfitted with a...

For a long time, my RD1 was outfitted with a Tri-Elmar 28-35-50. If the light is good, it works well on the RD1. I sold the tri-elmar to fund other things....

Lately, the CV 21mm and 50mm...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,591
Posted By usayit
I shoot with an R-D1, M8 and m4/3rds... I agree...

I shoot with an R-D1, M8 and m4/3rds... I agree with the above comments and you should stick the R-D1. Not quite sure why there is difficulty "isolating" subjects. Certainly possible with m4/3rds...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-11-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 9,208
Posted By usayit
From the linked...

From the linked article:

http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/1105635781/shinjuku-leica-m9-with-35mm-summicron

"He explained that since the M9 isn’t suited for humid and tropical environments (he said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,001
Posted By usayit
Federal jacks in kennebunkport, me Leica M8 + 35...

Federal jacks in kennebunkport, me

Leica M8 + 35 summarit + noctilux F1
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,028
Posted By usayit
Here! G1 purchased used as a trial. It turns...

Here!

G1 purchased used as a trial. It turns out I like it but realized that the E-PL1 fit me better. Often shares the same bag as my rangefinder. 14-42 + 9-18 + m-mount>m43 adapter takes so...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,122
Posted By usayit
I'm the opposite... I wish my LX3 were smaller so...

I'm the opposite... I wish my LX3 were smaller so that it were truly pocketable.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-21-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 21,544
Posted By usayit
Perhaps.. but nothing about being a rangefinder...

Perhaps.. but nothing about being a rangefinder equates to being old and outdated.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-21-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,030
Posted By usayit
Face it... Cameras are no longer an investment...

Face it...

Cameras are no longer an investment vehicle.... Except for Leica (and other collectables), cameras have never been a good investment anyways.

Depreciation (same as cars) is in the mind...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 21,544
Posted By usayit
Uploading capability wouldn't help the whole...

Uploading capability wouldn't help the whole experience. It's the end result of a workflow (short one at that) and doesn't help in the actual creation of a photograph. The same goes for radio,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 21,544
Posted By usayit
I think it is possible to include features in the...

I think it is possible to include features in the future M body and still maintain all the aspects that make it a "Leica". I believe weather sealing and in-body image stabilization are among those...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-16-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 18,188
Posted By usayit
NEX5 + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH Most likely...

NEX5 + Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH

Most likely M-mount.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,021
Posted By usayit
I was replying to Fujitsu. Of course there are...

I was replying to Fujitsu. Of course there are others. I myself have a G1 and E-PL1 as well...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-10-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,874
Posted By usayit
Sure... but I wouldn't touch it (at least my m8...

Sure... but I wouldn't touch it (at least my m8 wouldn't). Firmware is one of those things that many engineers would say 80% test 20% development time for good reason. A bug could result repair and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,021
Posted By usayit
Wait to you see the Sony NEX in the wild and in...

Wait to you see the Sony NEX in the wild and in use before jumping on it.:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/sony-nex5.shtml

Early pre-production samples were less than stellar...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,021
Posted By usayit
That's an understatement! * First, Digital...

That's an understatement!

* First, Digital rangefinder... makes it 1 of 2 brands... as a choice

The following make it 1
* 1:1 viewfinder
* Digital that has a film winder
* Digital that has analog...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,871
Posted By usayit
i have a G1 purchased used as a trial of the...

i have a G1 purchased used as a trial of the m4/3rd system used with m-mount lenses. I was convinced that I liked it enough that it would be a useful companion. I spent quite a bit of time...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By usayit
EVF on the GF1 is not that good... not even...

EVF on the GF1 is not that good... not even close to the G1.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,303
Posted By usayit
The EVF for the GF1 is very disappointing. I...

The EVF for the GF1 is very disappointing. I found it difficult to use with manual focus lenses. IMO, a waste of $ if to be used for focusing. The EVF built into the G1 is football fields ahead...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,969
Posted By usayit
I heard through the grapevine that just across in...

I heard through the grapevine that just across in NJ, there is a similar event at BergenCountyCamera on June 7th. Not sure about what the event involves but I do know there will be some M9s to be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-29-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 5,536
Posted By usayit
Great! Thanks for the response. One more...

Great! Thanks for the response.

One more question, do you have to scroll through all the items (hitting the info button) each time you want to bring up magnification? Or does it remember that you...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 5,536
Posted By usayit
Great information.. and great timing (for...

Great information.. and great timing (for me).

In the beginning, I wasn't at all convinced of the M4/3rds format so I purchased a used panasonic G1 for a good price to play around with. The G1 has...
Forum: Photo Software 05-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By usayit
Most likely no (at least I haven't seen any)...

Most likely no (at least I haven't seen any) since raw files are proprietary and there would be limited purpose between converting between two proprietary formats.

But.. here's something for you to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-23-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By usayit
the threaded ring of the DG2 that screws into the...

the threaded ring of the DG2 that screws into the eyepiece is actually designed to rotate independent of the magnifier. As such, the magnifier itself can be rotated even when the threaded ring is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-21-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,767
Posted By usayit
I have both. I originally intended on selling...

I have both. I originally intended on selling the RD1 but I enjoy it too much.. for different reasons. I like the 1:1 viewfinder, the handling, and I seem to prefer RD1 at higher ISOs. At more...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-19-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By usayit
how about a picture of your camera? On mine,...

how about a picture of your camera?

On mine, (R-D1) the eye piece is glass, metal threaded ring, and rubber in one single unit. Twist to unscrew it from the camera itself. If you pry off the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By usayit
no... don't remove the glass from the screwable...

no... don't remove the glass from the screwable stock eyepiece.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By usayit
No adapter is needed. The thread size of the...

No adapter is needed. The thread size of the rubber eye piece on the R-D1 is the same as the thread of the DG-2. The threaded part of the DG-2 also rotates independently to make it easier to screw...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,260
Posted By usayit
I do. 2x magnification is too much to see the...

I do. 2x magnification is too much to see the 50mm brightlines. I originally intended it to help focus a noctilux but it requires a two step process. Flip it down, focus, and then flip it back...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By usayit
I have the DG-2 and no the 35mm framelines are...

I have the DG-2 and no the 35mm framelines are not visible (neither are the 50mm)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By usayit
The best backup would be well.. another M8. If...

The best backup would be well.. another M8. If anything, to avoid having to know two different cameras and carry two sets of batteries.

Next, I would choose my R-D1. Crop factor between M8 and the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Unfortunately, I don't know when the "deeper"...

Unfortunately, I don't know when the "deeper" version was made. I searched and searched online and basically just kept returning to the link I posted already. It would probably be way to expensive...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
I tried my other lenses.... The 28mm Ultron fit...

I tried my other lenses.... The 28mm Ultron fit but it was uncomfortably tight. The 21mm Color-Skopar was the same way. It was tight enough that I loosened the LTM/M adapter while doing so. No...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By usayit
Mine was repaired for the dreaded vertical line...

Mine was repaired for the dreaded vertical line issue under warranty.

I have to say that Leica NJ did a good service though.... (I work nearby). Turn around was a bit longer than my experience...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-23-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Wonderful Suggestion D&A! I just tried it with...

Wonderful Suggestion D&A!

I just tried it with my 24mm Elmarit on my way out to work this morning. I couldn't get it to mount even at the min focus (and max) position. Bummer.. because next to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Ah.. ok.. I understand.. When you said "One...

Ah.. ok.. I understand..

When you said "One should.. not like this.. "

You mean.. "Jaapv should.. not like this..."

;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Actually, its the standard covering on the 1st...

Actually, its the standard covering on the 1st M8. I don't like it. Its way too slick and I've been seriously considering replacement with material purchased from camera leather.

Ah... the black...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Yup, I have to agree, not the prettiest.... but...

Yup, I have to agree, not the prettiest.... but aesthetics of the camera itself has never really been a concern of mine. Hence the "rubber" stopper thumb rest. Btw... thumbs up never really felt...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Old thread, I figure I would post my...

Old thread, I figure I would post my resolution/update.

About a month after posting this thread, I discovered one of the original Benser lens carriers for the M3 on Ebay. No one seemed to be paying...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By usayit
http://www.silveredemulsions.com/Personal/NYC_shoo...

http://www.silveredemulsions.com/Personal/NYC_shootin_at_hip/mediafiles/l2.jpg

I like it as well...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By usayit
personally... I'd use this as an excuse to by the...

personally... I'd use this as an excuse to by the M-Mate 2 from leicatime.com
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By usayit
I would recommend reading up on various online...

I would recommend reading up on various online resources regarding Firewire versus USB (can be a hot topic). You can find various combinations of eSATA, Firewire, and USB based hard drive docks...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By usayit
I use an external SATA drive dock to replicate my...

I use an external SATA drive dock to replicate my RAID's contents. Then I take that copy and store it at work.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,304
Posted By usayit
It is very important.... People buy products...

It is very important.... People buy products they see friends/family/acquaintances enjoy. This is the basis for marketing... brand recognition driven by personal experiences as well as messages...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,304
Posted By usayit
No comparison..... the automotive markets and...

No comparison..... the automotive markets and photographic markets are COMPLETELY different at this point.

BMW's sales model is LEASING and their entire lineup (at least in the US) is based on...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,304
Posted By usayit
Leica CL? Times are different... *...

Leica CL?

Times are different...

* Photographers would spend years saving up for a Leica and that camera would last them a life time. That time is long gone with digital.....

* In the past,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,304
Posted By usayit
I voted No and I know I am the minority..... If...

I voted No and I know I am the minority.....

If Leica is to continue and grow, they must win over a larger market share and establish those ~new~ customers as loyalists. The price point of their...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By usayit
Generally with KEH or any used equipment shop,...

Generally with KEH or any used equipment shop, the box is not included unless stated.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By usayit
I'm just trying to figure out what the last few...

I'm just trying to figure out what the last few posts have to do with options to put a grip on an RD1...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By usayit
Mine is a modified photoequip grip for film Leica...

Mine is a modified photoequip grip for film Leica bodies.. took a bit of work with a file and dremel to fit. You get the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-28-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,309
Posted By usayit
Too much speculation on price...... a lot based...

Too much speculation on price...... a lot based on the initial link with a figure in Japanese Yen. IIRC, someone mentioned that Japanese prices generally have taxes and such rolled in.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,309
Posted By usayit
I definitely did not see this one coming.......

I definitely did not see this one coming.... Epson's full of surprises.
- Nice to see them still in the game... hopefully enough drive for the R-d2
- Batteries..
- Parts
- Support
- Competition is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By usayit
My 50, 75, and 35 summarits all have aperture...

My 50, 75, and 35 summarits all have aperture rings that have "indents". They do not glide smoothly. Is there a Leica dealer nearby? If so, take the lens to them and ask for a comparison with...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-16-2008
Replies: 162
Views: 21,711
Posted By usayit
R-D1 purchased as a refurb from Epson. Serial...

R-D1 purchased as a refurb from Epson. Serial 004547. Working perfectly <knock on wood>... all it needed was a rangefinder vertical alignment which I did myself.

Infact, I'm headed out the door...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,218
Posted By usayit
Not quite as compact but I like my sunpak 422D. ...

Not quite as compact but I like my sunpak 422D. Bounce and swivel. Auto modes work well and manual between 1/1 to 1/16th of power.

You can always get a Wein safe sync and use any flash you like...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-01-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 4,933
Posted By usayit
My 550EX often is used on my M8. Good power and...

My 550EX often is used on my M8. Good power and improved recycle time with the Canon external battery pack. Yes, only manual.... I will use a flash meter but it is cumbersome. As rxmd said, the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By usayit
13 seconds between pictures is definitely not...

13 seconds between pictures is definitely not what I experience on my RD1.

I can get 3 photos then a 5-8 count then 2 photos then a 5-8 count then 2 photos etc... This is using an Ultra II 1GB...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,747
Posted By usayit
Just to clarify.... I agree that there are...

Just to clarify....

I agree that there are some limitations to the SF24D. The most obvious is the lack of power and swivel/tilt head. On many occasions, I am more likely to use either my Sunpak...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,747
Posted By usayit
Not as brief as my Canon EX flashes (not even...

Not as brief as my Canon EX flashes (not even close). The preflash is pretty obvious.. I'm awful about a judge on time but I'd say slightly less than 1/2 second.

Buy hey.. it is what it is... TTL...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-02-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By usayit
R-D1 here. no problems mounting any of my...

R-D1 here.

no problems mounting any of my Leica lenses; Summarits and Noctilux.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,984
Posted By usayit
Don't forget that many municipalities' min-wage...

Don't forget that many municipalities' min-wage requirements are higher than what is set at state level.
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,025
Posted By usayit
Living in the NYC area, people's salaries really...

Living in the NYC area, people's salaries really don't go very far... its pretty sad actually when the typical professional can only afford what is considered a starter home now-a-days (if that's...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,198
Posted By usayit
I'm still hoping for "digital film inserts" that...

I'm still hoping for "digital film inserts" that can bring new life to older film cameras....

If that does happen... 40 years from now the M3 of the 50's just might be more usable than an M8 from...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By usayit
Just to be accurate.... that is the category for...

Just to be accurate.... that is the category for digital rangefinder of which the M8 is an example. That percentage includes the R-D1.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-15-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,554
Posted By usayit
I'm doing my own comparison. Both Lightroom and...

I'm doing my own comparison. Both Lightroom and Epson are making adjustments automatically in different ways. Just different behavior based on different design decisions. With a little work, I can...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-30-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By usayit
Thanks... I just thought I was missing something.

Thanks... I just thought I was missing something.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By usayit
2nd curtain flash

This might be a dumb question.... Does anyone know how to set 2nd curtain flash on the R-D1?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By usayit
Don't make the assumption that a flash powered by...

Don't make the assumption that a flash powered by small AA batteries are not capable of high trigger voltages.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,772
Posted By usayit
Bergencountycamera has had a lot of my business. ...

Bergencountycamera has had a lot of my business. I've also had good experiences with thephotovillage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 6,708
Posted By usayit
Why assume that the next (if one is to be)...

Why assume that the next (if one is to be) noctilux is a 50mm? With smaller than full frame M8, doesn't it make sense that the next will be a 28mm or 35mm?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By usayit
Looks similar to the Cokin filter systems....

Looks similar to the Cokin filter systems....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,480
Posted By usayit
I know bergencountycamera here is participating. ...

I know bergencountycamera here is participating. Got the flyer and I was in the shop when they opened the brown box to reveal the bag, 35mm, 75mm summarits and a brand new M8.

I was hoping it had...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,905
Posted By usayit
Lens Carrier for the M8

Has anyone modified the lens carrier for M-cameras to fit an M8?

I know that the M8 is thicker but couldn't the carrier be grounded a little to accomodate. Judging from pictures the only part...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By usayit
Don't forget the mirror.....

Don't forget the mirror.....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By usayit
I say bring your regular (nice) equipment for...

I say bring your regular (nice) equipment for your assignment... stick to what works and what you know... Bring along a film M-body + one lens (borrowed or rented) and some B&W film.

Of course, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,004
Posted By usayit
[I'll play too] 50mm f2.5 Summarit 50mm f1...

[I'll play too]
50mm f2.5 Summarit
50mm f1 Noctilux
50mm f2 Summicron V1 rigid purchased with my M3.

I don't think I have too many (especially after reviewing some of the posts here)... I have...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-18-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By usayit
So saying that its ok to have a mix of lenses...

So saying that its ok to have a mix of lenses including Leica == "bashing" Leica?

Wow... never knew that... :confused:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-17-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,981
Posted By usayit
Lens choices are a personal choice based on a...

Lens choices are a personal choice based on a boat load of factors including, image quality, cost, how it handles, size, etc... including prestige of branding.

So no... I don't think it is odd. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By usayit
Don't think so.... RD-1 has a different size and...

Don't think so.... RD-1 has a different size and no film transport to actuate.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
I'm done talking about the sapphire crystal.. I...

I'm done talking about the sapphire crystal.. I am no expert just working of google which you have access to.

http://www.europastar.com/europastar/watch_tech/watchcrystals.jsp

I'm assuming since...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
It will scratch if other hard materials are...

It will scratch if other hard materials are used... diamonds.. other watches with sapphire glass, other surfaces with "man-made materials that incorporate silicon carbide" (whatever that means...).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
I'm new around here.. but am I missing...

I'm new around here.. but am I missing something? Just checking past threads it dawns on me that Sitemistic spends a lot of time here despite not liking the M8 at all.

I'm starting to realize that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
Then I must assume you are not Rolex's...

Then I must assume you are not Rolex's demographic. I think people pay way too much for BMW and Mercs... My dodge takes me from A to B just as well. So What??? You are making the same mistake in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
It doesn't sound all too bad considering that the...

It doesn't sound all too bad considering that the LCD on the back of the M8 is more than twice the size of the Rolex crystal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
Hehehe lol.. I just leaned over to my co-worker...

Hehehe lol.. I just leaned over to my co-worker (watch fanatic) and asked

"Would you spend $1200 USD on a sapphire crystal upgrade of my camera (showing him my M8 to remind him the size of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
And you are right.. but exactly what is your...

And you are right.. but exactly what is your point? There are many people (my wife included) that would rather spend $1200 on jewelry at Tiffany instead. To her, my camera collection is worth...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
I like mine.... has the quality that matches the...

I like mine.... has the quality that matches the M8 (no jokes please). I purchased mine with the camera and the shop was nice enough to install it prior to handing it over.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-29-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 2,778
Posted By usayit
I think it was smart to unbundle the glass and...

I think it was smart to unbundle the glass and shutter into seperate options. It just makes sense... as it does with options in vehicles. From what the watch fanatics tell me, the sapphire glass is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 1,786
Posted By usayit
Now thats an understatement. I was >< close to...

Now thats an understatement. I was >< close to growing up in that poverty.... I have my immigrant, hard working, tough parents to thank. Knowing what they had to go through to start over in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By usayit
photoequip already makes one.... my local camera...

photoequip already makes one.... my local camera shop carries them but I've already spent money on the M8 grip.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By usayit
User manuals are available on Epson's website.......

User manuals are available on Epson's website.... I just looked. DNG is listed but I'm not sure if that means yes or maybe. Not sure if DNG is a standard format. I shoot DNG+jpg as well for my...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-06-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By usayit
What you are essentially asking the general...

What you are essentially asking the general public is which is better... oranges or apples. The answer will be of little value.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By usayit
I found the M8's coverings a bit lacking of...

I found the M8's coverings a bit lacking of grip... especially with my chronic dry hands. The M8 grip which makes a big improvement to the camera's handling capabilities. There is a bit of regret...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 2,570
Posted By usayit
unless the update adds to the camera's IMage...

unless the update adds to the camera's IMage quality and/or useability, I'll pass.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By usayit
rubber cement... read directions on proper use...

rubber cement... read directions on proper use prior to application.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 2,856
Posted By usayit
PVia brings up a good point. Many (i mean a lot)...

PVia brings up a good point.

Many (i mean a lot) of people will run some B&W negatives through the scanner in default and then complain about the quality. To get good scans out of a B&W negative,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 2,856
Posted By usayit
I have the V700 and the scans from this flatbed...

I have the V700 and the scans from this flatbed are outstanding. I tested it against the dedicated film scanners at school (Nikon 5000 and Sprintscan) prior to making a decision to keep it. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By usayit
2nd to the last... portrait last photo... black...

2nd to the last... portrait
last photo... black frame.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,743
Posted By usayit
The above also applies to me.. I would change #3...

The above also applies to me.. I would change #3 to an external button to a set of 5 or so user settable profiles instead.

* IR is not too bad.. somewhat annoying.
* Improve the tactile feeling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 2,052
Posted By usayit
*** man... I've only been here a short time and...

*** man... I've only been here a short time and these bashing M8 and/or Noctilux threads are tiresome. Yeh.. everyone is entitled to their own opinion but ~starting~ a thread on such note? ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-09-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 3,828
Posted By usayit
Is it just me or these M8 threads have the same...

Is it just me or these M8 threads have the same look and feel as the Noctilux threads?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
Let it raise! If and when I sell mine... I'll...

Let it raise! If and when I sell mine... I'll double my money easily.....

I'm joking.. I would rather let everything stay the same..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
The nocti will always be a polarizing thing in...

The nocti will always be a polarizing thing in this forum...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
Oh great... now we have the Canon shooters...

Oh great... now we have the Canon shooters involved... hehehe lol.

Down the rabbit hole we go.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
Don't you dare start a Voigtlander Nokton versus...

Don't you dare start a Voigtlander Nokton versus Noctilux debacle!! All of the posts mentioning the Voigtlander offerings simply stated that they are good... No one said they were better than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
btw.. I was once lusting over a early 90s 911...

btw.. I was once lusting over a early 90s 911 porsche at the local speed shop one day. Even brought the wife to see it in person.... her response?

You can afford it if you sell some of the Camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
YUP!! You can buy a whole bag of Voigtlanders for...

YUP!! You can buy a whole bag of Voigtlanders for the price of a Summilux... isnt' that the kicker. I like Leica glass BUT I am extremely impressed by the two Voigtlanders that I acquired during a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
Hehehe lol.. Actually that was my intention in...

Hehehe lol.. Actually that was my intention in regards to the house. Buy one.. save up (leverage home equity).. buy a 2nd for either rental or primary. I was well on my way to accomplishing that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
Exactly... this forum and just about any hobby...

Exactly... this forum and just about any hobby oriented forum always has discussions on how <insert item here> is so expensive and not worth it. It is all relative.

I think the M8 is way over...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,973
Posted By usayit
Damn Kim... I thought getting an LX2000 was...

Damn Kim...

I thought getting an LX2000 was pretty much next to impossible.. I'm so jealous. I thought that finding a good conditioned black LX was a find!


is it just me or did every major...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By usayit
I think in general they are a poor...

I think in general they are a poor investment.....

But

I can't deny that one of my lenses has appreciated far better than any stock I own.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
About 5% in the US at least... but not across the...

About 5% in the US at least... but not across the board.

the summarits did not go up... and if my memory serves me, neither did 28mm Elmarit. I definitely remember the Nocti, 50mm Summicron, and 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2007
Replies: 176
Views: 6,144
Posted By usayit
I checked my local shop yesterday. They are...

I checked my local shop yesterday. They are increasing the price of a lot but not all items. Thankfully they are not increasing the prices of the summarits that I'm saving up for.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 55,700
Posted By usayit
First week with an M8.... If memory serves me......

First week with an M8....

If memory serves me... 90 summicron, iso 320, fill flash...

http://www.silveredemulsions.com/Personal/Conner_11_2007/mediafiles/l44.jpg

iso 160, 35mm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-13-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,035
Posted By usayit
Post some pictures

All this talk about the R-D1 and no photos lately...

The past year has been so busy that what little time I had to shoot was spent shooting my son who just turned one. Snuck inside and snapped...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-26-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,222
Posted By usayit
Billingham Hadley original is a good option. I...

Billingham Hadley original is a good option. I really like my regular ol'messenger bag purchased from a clothing store (old navy I think..). Cut a piece of foam for the bottom and a 3 section...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2007
Replies: 170
Views: 30,137
Posted By usayit
The black demo that I saw didn't wear very well. ...

The black demo that I saw didn't wear very well. Certainly would go black if it were paint instead.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By usayit
I've been so tempted with the Luigi cases and the...

I've been so tempted with the Luigi cases and the craftsmanship is amazing. The only thing holding me back from getting a case (any half case) is that it adds another step to swapping out a fresh...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-03-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By usayit
Wonderful shots! I do like the second portrait...

Wonderful shots! I do like the second portrait which also shows just how well the R-d1 handles at an iso of 800.

Yeh.. unfortunately the R-D1 only goes down to an iso of 200. ND filter comes in...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-03-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
Oh common.... BMW, porsche etc.. (Leica M8) are...

Oh common....

BMW, porsche etc.. (Leica M8) are wonderful cars and handle beautifully on a track but you can't deny that part of their sales are driven by simply status symbols. You can't tell me...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
Exactly my thought when I read that post. In...

Exactly my thought when I read that post. In essence, it is more than just image quality... some of it falls under "status symbol". Thats fine... even now the M8 is still on my want list but just...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By usayit
I'm going to recommend a controversial tripod;...

I'm going to recommend a controversial tripod; the Cullman Magic II. In my opinion, it makes up the lack of sturdiness with its nice design and portability. It is one of the few (if not the only...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By usayit
yup.. get new batteries (buy a couple at least). ...

yup.. get new batteries (buy a couple at least). As wtih many li-ion batteries, they have a shelf life and may be damaged if discharged too deeply. I have 4 batteries total (2 Epson and 2...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-13-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,134
Posted By usayit
and exactly why I enjoy it...... If I had to...

and exactly why I enjoy it......

If I had to sell everything... I'd try REALLY hard to hold on to the Noctilux.

and.. the M3 attached to it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-11-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,134
Posted By usayit
In most cases, the Summilux is the better choice...

In most cases, the Summilux is the better choice BUT the above statement in your OP alone makes me think that the Noctilux is the better choice for YOU.

.. Yes.. it is heavy.. and slow...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-06-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By usayit
Thanks for all the hard work put into the site. ...

Thanks for all the hard work put into the site. I have saved numerous bits of information from your site for reference.

If I had own such a wonderful piece of machinery like your Guzzi, the only...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-03-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
A Leica M8 resulting for "YEARS" of engineering...

A Leica M8 resulting for "YEARS" of engineering and design.

To bring the watch analogy back... The first Rolex electronic quartz driven watch was produced with outsourced internals which was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-03-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
) I think the M8 is far from a lemon. It is a...

) I think the M8 is far from a lemon. It is a good camera. Honestly... I think it is a GOOD camera! I repeat... my opinon = M8 GOOD CAMERA.

) why would I be horrified that you own two M8s? Good...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
Oh really..you sound so sure of yourself. There...

Oh really..you sound so sure of yourself. There is just no way to know for sure... but notice how Nikon and Canon new product release dates are influenced by each other.. No doubt Epson had an...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
.. makes me wonder.... While Leica said a DRF was...

.. makes me wonder....
While Leica said a DRF was not an easy task and most likely not possible, Epson released the R-D1. Soon after.. the M8 was released.

If Epson NEVER released the R-D1, I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
I borrowed the M8... did more than just testdrive...

I borrowed the M8... did more than just testdrive in the shop... Sheesh.

I absolutely never said that the images from M8 were subpar (there we go again Leica owners on the defensive). I simply...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
EXACTLY my point!!! The M8 cost a mint to design...

EXACTLY my point!!! The M8 cost a mint to design (and impliment) over a short development cycle. The MP came from "years of mechanical engineering". The M8 (the one I wanted) should have been the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,780
Posted By usayit
Oh but the big difference is that the...

Oh but the big difference is that the Oysterquartz was an in-house Rolex project built with the close supervision and high quality execpectations of Rolex designers and manufacturing. I would argue...
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