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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By dcsang
Thanks Roland!! Looks like DAG it'll be then......

Thanks Roland!!

Looks like DAG it'll be then...

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By dcsang
Anyone??? Cheers, Dave

Anyone???

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By dcsang
Leica M Rewind Knob & Washers

Hey guys...

Long time no post :D :D :D

Hi!! :D

Ok.. now that the pleasantries are out of the way.... I'm looking for a rewind knob replacement for the M7 (I know the M5, M6 and M7 all share the...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By dcsang
Keep all of us in mind if you're going to do (or...

Keep all of us in mind if you're going to do (or want to do) a small and/or brief meet - Earl isn't too far (in Rochester), Gene is in Port Credit, Guy is around somewhere as is Pete and...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By dcsang
Commissioners Street and such are also undergoing...

Commissioners Street and such are also undergoing some gentrification - you can still find some grittiness down there but a lot of the "good urbex type stuff" has disappeared. The Hearn Power plant...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By dcsang
Ahhhh... let's see... Bad areas: Queen St E. @...

Ahhhh...
let's see...

Bad areas:
Queen St E. @ Sherbourne.. actually just about anywhere along Queen St. E that is east of Jarvis until you hit, say, Parliament is questionable.

Maybe some areas...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By dcsang
This should be pretty interesting... may be...

This should be pretty interesting... may be completely useless or something that will be ultimately very useful. Time will tell once it's tested :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 09-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,656
Posted By dcsang
As a guy who shoots, mainly, "people" (weddings,...

As a guy who shoots, mainly, "people" (weddings, portraits etc.) and has an A7 RII, I don't personally notice nor do I currently have an issue with their RAW. I know this may matter more to some but...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-27-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
These are just test photos - based on a demo...

These are just test photos - based on a demo model from a store with pre-production firmware. I don't know about the camera - I mean, I like SOME aspects of it, even though I wanted to hate it but...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-27-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
Here ya go... some test photos from a shlub named...

Here ya go... some test photos from a shlub named "Dave".. ;)
https://flic.kr/s/aHsketDaB7

Only 4 of them that I thought were decent - I didn't want to like the camera.. honestly.. but it felt...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-10-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,196
Posted By dcsang
Film: Fuji Klasse S Digital: My seldom used...

Film: Fuji Klasse S
Digital: My seldom used Ricoh GR (latest model)

Whoops.. forgot to add the "Why" part:

Film: Because the lens is so sharp, it's so easy to use and the focal length is just...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
When I saw the title of this thread... I thought...

When I saw the title of this thread... I thought that this WAS about the Pentax Q.... *LOL*

:D

Dave
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
Ya.. the 1/16000 speed is, well, out of control...

Ya.. the 1/16000 speed is, well, out of control but I totally get it.. :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
Where's the "Like" button here.... :)...

Where's the "Like" button here.... :)


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,806
Posted By dcsang
I'll take the Sony A7/R/S with the new Zeiss 35mm...

I'll take the Sony A7/R/S with the new Zeiss 35mm over this any day. (Mainly because I have a love/hate relationship with the 28mm focal length) Had this been a 35mm summilux and priced a bit...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 7,539
Posted By dcsang
I am at the point where I just may give up on the...

I am at the point where I just may give up on the M240 and use the Sony for digital - keeping my M7 for film (which is where I really love what I get out of Leica).

I think Sony still has work to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 7,539
Posted By dcsang
If Sony (and Zeiss) continue to develop lenses...

If Sony (and Zeiss) continue to develop lenses that are similar to the new 35mm FE Distagon.. then it's going to be very hard for other lenses to compete - even if they're manual focus Leica lenses. ...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 7,539
Posted By dcsang
The A7 with the 21mm Zeiss Biogon M-mount is just...

The A7 with the 21mm Zeiss Biogon M-mount is just fine in my opinion. Ya, the uber wide stuff (wider than 21mm) is going to "smear" in the corners and you really have to determine, for yourself,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-08-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,059
Posted By dcsang
These are all ridiculously good Dan!! That is...

These are all ridiculously good Dan!! That is TOUGH to do (imho) with a TLR but you nailed it and have a nice series of photos here. This may be something the local fire hall may want?

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By dcsang
Hopefully they can get those lenses to market...

Hopefully they can get those lenses to market faster than Sony can :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By dcsang
I had heard about the superbug and the fact that...

I had heard about the superbug and the fact that it was endoscopes which were being cleaned according to manufacturer specs but still coming out with bacteria; I didn't realize it was Olympus'...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-09-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,109
Posted By dcsang
I too enjoy Live View specifically when using...

I too enjoy Live View specifically when using ultra wides (21mm or wider) but it's a love/hate relationship. Leaving the shutter open longer means more opportunity for dust to settle on the sensor. ...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
Keith was referring directly to my comment in...

Keith was referring directly to my comment in post #13
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2434504&postcount=13

Dave
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
Bingo. You've hit the proverbial nail on the...

Bingo.
You've hit the proverbial nail on the head Johann

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
I think this sums up one perspective on this...

I think this sums up one perspective on this matter:
http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/01/in-the-wake-of-charlie-hebdo-free-speech-does-not-mean-freedom-from-criticism/

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
Far more. I believe there's a great deal of...

Far more.

I believe there's a great deal of discussion to be had regarding freedom of speech (scare quotes or not :) ) - I sometimes feel there is a double standard but I also recognize that limits...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
Mike, My apologies on my post being directed to...

Mike,
My apologies on my post being directed to you - it wasn't meant as such I merely wanted to respond to your initial question:


And my apologies for inferring that you, yourself, are in the...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
Yep Cheers, Dave

Yep

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
I would agree but what I am saying is the laws...

I would agree but what I am saying is the laws don't seem to jive with your (or my) sentiments

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
No. Of course not. But we should also be aware...

No.
Of course not.
But we should also be aware that, when we say it's "Freedom of Speech" it does not give us the "right" to ridicule a belief system for the sake of ridicule lest we end up going...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,490
Posted By dcsang
I can see this post getting hot quickly and...

I can see this post getting hot quickly and potentially locked if we're not careful in how we "discuss" this.

A comment was made earlier today via Social Media to a local radio station here in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,750
Posted By dcsang
For all of you guys who were so quick to b*tch at...

For all of you guys who were so quick to b*tch at me for copying and pasting links from a Rumor site.. please note that in my post I noted the following:


Note the word APPARENTLY - it would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,750
Posted By dcsang
Velvia 100F in 120 -- discontinued?

Apparently - this according to this article:
http://photorumors.com/2014/12/15/fujichrome-velvia-100f-120-film-discontinued/

Official Fuji Announcement translated via...
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,920
Posted By dcsang
I'm still trying to figure out if this is,...

I'm still trying to figure out if this is, actually, "quick". I mean, I'm not complaining that they reacted but I wonder if they actually did this only as mounting screams were heard online - can...
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,920
Posted By dcsang
Based on everything I've sen so far, Leica will...

Based on everything I've sen so far, Leica will honour this on the camera regardless of who is the owner BUT, obviously, contact Leica to be sure.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,920
Posted By dcsang
To be fair to Leica (I know.. I know... even I...

To be fair to Leica (I know.. I know... even I sometimes cringe when I type that...) most of the big problems that Leica have had (if not all the problems that Leica have had) with the digital M's...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Only one way to find out Raid... email them and...

Only one way to find out Raid... email them and ask..
One would assume (dangerous word I know) that they would keep notes on what root cause was.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Ahhh.. ok.. understood and thanks for clarifying....

Ahhh.. ok.. understood and thanks for clarifying. I didn't think you were making that type of inference (what I suggested) but I couldn't be sure from your post.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
That's a good point Jack..hmmmmm.... this will be...

That's a good point Jack..hmmmmm.... this will be interesting to see how it plays out. Perhaps this is what Edward was referring to above?

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
I understand that but do we actually expect...

I understand that but do we actually expect people to just "live with it" and add "Clone out corrosion spots" to their workflow?

If that's the case then why not just don't bother cleaning your...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
I can see that as a fair assessment of the...

I can see that as a fair assessment of the statement while they don't actually state "recall" they are trying to correct it.

I wonder if folks would consider a "slow" or "fast" response from Leica...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Interesting.. so it's basically that they're...

Interesting.. so it's basically that they're going to continue replacing the sensors (but don't say with what type of sensor or such) OR they're going to offer you an M(240) upgrade at.. "an...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-10-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
My local, "Downtown Camera", definitely retains...

My local, "Downtown Camera", definitely retains it.... non-chain run store (i.e. not like a "Henry's" or a "Vistek" up here in Canada)....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
I think those issues may have occurred with prior...

I think those issues may have occurred with prior versions of LR (LR 4.x maybe?) I know that any "watercolor" effect was minor when I owned the X-Pro1 and I was pretty much an early adopter. It was...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
It wasn't I who stated that Leica had a good...

It wasn't I who stated that Leica had a good relationship with "LUF" - it was you. I merely am pointing out, in a round about way, what Jack has stated just above regarding user numbers...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
But Jack..... all those other forums.. all the...

But Jack..... all those other forums.. all the other users of those forums.. and all the other owners of Leica M9 / MM / M-E / M9-P cameras... they aren't the hallowed "LUF" after all...

Said with...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
The entire forum/website has a good relationship...

The entire forum/website has a good relationship with Leica?
Every single member?

Wow.. that's a first.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-08-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
From the "La Vida Leica" site: At this point......

From the "La Vida Leica" site:


At this point... I don't know who or what to believe any more and will wait for Leica to actually come forth and say.... well... anything.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-06-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Currently that's a small sample size but if it...

Currently that's a small sample size but if it gets extrapolated to all M9 / MM / M-P owners then ya...

The "Just buy a new M(240)...." line ain't gonna cut it.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
To be fair, and unless you can point it out...

To be fair, and unless you can point it out somewhere here in this thread, I don't believe anyone stated that the Sony's were "reliable" - the comments were that Leica's were "supposed to be"...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
I would agree but I somehow doubt (although that...

I would agree but I somehow doubt (although that doesn't mean it can't happen) that Leica will provide a "free" upgrade because of this. One of their "solutions" for this conundrum was indeed to...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Even though this is completely about the M9 (the...

Even though this is completely about the M9 (the issues wrt cracked sensor screens and such) it's making me feel like I should just give up on the M(240) I have and head towards my Sony A7 (which I...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
True enough Fred. I was going to type that Leica...

True enough Fred. I was going to type that Leica promotes its cameras (M system specifically) as being reliable but, you know, in looking over the Leica website, I couldn't find much in the way that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-04-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
FYI: According to La Vida Leica:...

FYI:


According to La Vida Leica:
http://***********.com/content/new-leica-ccdgate-scandal-afoot

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-04-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 87,729
Posted By dcsang
Just reading this now...... and like Gabriel and...

Just reading this now...... and like Gabriel and JS... Wow... but I'm also not surprised - I am though, disappointed - because I do think Leica promotes itself as a luxury brand. It is, to be...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By dcsang
Thanks guys - the camera is a real joy to use and...

Thanks guys - the camera is a real joy to use and totally easy to understand how to use it - although the market was only for Japan I'm sure Fuji could have done well with these around the world -...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By dcsang
A Touch Of Klasse ;)

In the past I owned a used Klasse W - the viewfinder had some issues (the LED readout wasn't completely bright) but other than that it was an "ok" camera - I believe I just couldn't get my head...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-22-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,425
Posted By dcsang
I would agree. The non-Zeiss lenses are not...

I would agree. The non-Zeiss lenses are not going to be up to snuff in my opinion. I wouldn't opt for a 28mm but I will opt for the Zeiss 24mm f2.0 when it shows up. Same goes for the 85mm f1.8...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,425
Posted By dcsang
I'll probably pick up the A7 II to go along with...

I'll probably pick up the A7 II to go along with my A7 - I applaud Sony for their developments and engineering efforts but what most people really want with these cameras are more native lenses. ...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-20-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,078
Posted By dcsang
Digital: Ricoh GR Film: Fuji Klasse W (or...

Digital: Ricoh GR
Film: Fuji Klasse W (or S)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,058
Posted By dcsang
Ha ha :) No no.. Nathan Philip's Square.. just...

Ha ha :) No no.. Nathan Philip's Square.. just happened to be a snowy day when everyone wanted to skate :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,058
Posted By dcsang
hehe... I always carry spares :) Cheers, Dave

hehe... I always carry spares :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,058
Posted By dcsang
You'll have no problem.. none.....

You'll have no problem.. none..
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8130/8701655884_1465f4354c_b.jpg
(Leica M7)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-20-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By dcsang
Metz 36-C2 For M(240)? Or Go Big w/ Leica SF-58?

Hi All,

Just curious if anyone is using (or has used) the Metz 36-C2 with any of the digital M cameras (specifically the M(240) though..).

I'm looking at getting an appropriate flash for the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,420
Posted By dcsang
if anyone can do this it will be "that" guy. The...

if anyone can do this it will be "that" guy. The issue I would see is getting such a thing mass produced - with good quality control and tight specs on each "upgrade" kit.

That said, it would be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By dcsang
Why do I suddenly feel all kind of.. oh......

Why do I suddenly feel all kind of.. oh... "Twilight Zone-esque" ? :D

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,461
Posted By dcsang
Ya mon.. I can get behind that!! Cheers, Dave

Ya mon.. I can get behind that!!

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,099
Posted By dcsang
Ya.. I think I'll spend the extra $250 for...

Ya.. I think I'll spend the extra $250 for that... passing on the M-A

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,099
Posted By dcsang
Ok.. I'm confused.. can someone break this down...

Ok.. I'm confused.. can someone break this down for me.. the whole Mechanical - A vs the Mechanical - P (i.e. M-A vs MP) - like what's the diff?

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-10-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,708
Posted By dcsang
Telepathy of course.... ...

Telepathy of course....


:D

Cheers,
Dave

(seriously though, good point)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-10-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,708
Posted By dcsang
Sorry Keith.. what did you say? :D Dave

Sorry Keith.. what did you say?


:D

Dave
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By dcsang
Hmmm.. I wonder how "wide" is wide for this fun...

Hmmm.. I wonder how "wide" is wide for this fun cam? :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 15,317
Posted By dcsang
My good buddy and fellow photographer, Sean...

My good buddy and fellow photographer, Sean Galbraith (50mm Sumimilux pre-ASPH):
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14399898728_9432f864a6_b.jpg

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5,392
Posted By dcsang
While I love Zeiss lenses I think I'll stick with...

While I love Zeiss lenses I think I'll stick with the Sony AF Zeiss branded lenses for the time being. No sense duplicating focal length IF Sony's lens roadmap holds true... that's a big "IF" mind...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 111,539
Posted By dcsang
The classic... Kodak Instamatic and it was...

The classic... Kodak Instamatic and it was probably around 1972... it's long gone but it was a great deal of fun to use as a kid !!

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,291
Posted By dcsang
I THINK it was 2005... I think that's what my...

I THINK it was 2005... I think that's what my account says :D

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,368
Posted By dcsang
I fall into that same category as Keith does. I...

I fall into that same category as Keith does. I like the M240. I like the way the lenses render the images and it is a lot more like my M7 than I thought it would be (except for the lack of film of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,368
Posted By dcsang
Until someone else makes an m-mount digital...

Until someone else makes an m-mount digital rangefinder camera - they're the only game in town.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,368
Posted By dcsang
$7950 USD based on the "La Vida Leica" story.....

$7950 USD based on the "La Vida Leica" story..

Don't forget the current M(240) is going up in price too.. by $300.. that would be a 4.3% increase - which is well more than current Canadian...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,368
Posted By dcsang
Apparently the price of the M.240 is going up too...

Apparently the price of the M.240 is going up too :(

As to Leica releasing a P model to fix bugs... well.. I don't know what bugs there are in the M.240 because, at least so far *touches wood* I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,368
Posted By dcsang
Like I said in the other thread.... left kidney =...

Like I said in the other thread.... left kidney = paying for a camera.

Dave
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,910
Posted By dcsang
Ahhh... another one bites the dust :( This was...

Ahhh... another one bites the dust :(
This was one of my fave C-41 B&W films :(

Dave
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,810
Posted By dcsang
I should sell my...... left kidney So I could...

I should sell my...... left kidney
So I could ..... afford another M(240)

:D

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 9,542
Posted By dcsang
Bingo Mike. I had a chance yesterday to play...

Bingo Mike.

I had a chance yesterday to play with the A7 and the Sony/Zeiss 55mm (again) and the 35mm f2.8 (again). I also tried the 70-200 f4. While the 70-200 looked "odd" because of the size of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,364
Posted By dcsang
Life is short.. true. No time like the...

Life is short.. true.
No time like the present...also true.
The M240 is not for everyone.... just as true.

At the end of the day, you shoot what you want to shoot with. I opted, like Keith, for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,049
Posted By dcsang
Perhaps but I note, while I sit and look at the...

Perhaps but I note, while I sit and look at the image on a laptop vs a calibrated monitor, that the falloff seems to be far less so on the calibrated monitor vs the laptop - and that is at the same...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 9,542
Posted By dcsang
It really is the AF I'm concerned about - but...

It really is the AF I'm concerned about - but people have said that the A7 AF isn't 'that bad' - I should really try it out with one of Sony's lenses.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 9,542
Posted By dcsang
Decisions: A7 or a6000?

I've got a bit of a conundrum here.

I currently have the Sony A7 (haven't really used it much lately because I never invested in any of the Sony FE lenses - only used my Leica M-mount glass with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-09-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,049
Posted By dcsang
I've never shot the Monochrome so I don't know...

I've never shot the Monochrome so I don't know what it can/can't do...but so far, I love the M(240) for both colour and B&W. The camera/lens combination is giving me what I want - and that's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,436
Posted By dcsang
My style? Nouveau Sucky There.. I said it...

My style?
Nouveau Sucky

There.. I said it :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By dcsang
Good stuff Raid!! What's the other camera?...

Good stuff Raid!!
What's the other camera? :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By dcsang
So the SF-24D is "backordered" (i.e. no longer...

So the SF-24D is "backordered" (i.e. no longer available) and, according to B&H, the SF-26 (which I am not even sure is really "meant" for the M(240) ) is still a new item and not in yet. So.........
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By dcsang
Man.. you guys are SOOOOOOO behind the times......

Man.. you guys are SOOOOOOO behind the times...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqB6_y71xE <=from August 2013


I believe the groom was "ok" but I would also make the assumption that his noggin...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcsang
Whoa.... Mavica?!?! Back( Alley ) to the future ...

Whoa.... Mavica?!?! Back( Alley ) to the future :D :D :D :D

Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By dcsang
I looked at this too Gary. And I believe, based...

I looked at this too Gary.
And I believe, based on Jaap's confirmation, that the Leica flash will allow for full TTL (and other functionality) with the M(240) / M9 / etc. while the Metz MZ 58 does...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By dcsang
Good question - I've been struggling with the...

Good question - I've been struggling with the same issue because the SF24D would "make sense" from a portability perspective but for shooting at events it's easier to have the functionality of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,745
Posted By dcsang
$390,000 ?!?!?! For a USER Leica III?

Pffft.. who would be silly enough to pay $390,000 - $500,000 for such a poor looking Leica III... I guess even user Leicas are now "luxury" items.. ;)...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By dcsang
Thanks for that Ben!! Hopefully (since I only...

Thanks for that Ben!!

Hopefully (since I only got mine yesterday) they've been able to correct that issue (if it was an issue to begin with).

I've had an Ona bowery for about a year or so now and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By dcsang
The Ona Berlin (or Berlin II) Smells So Good!

I picked one up yesterday (traded in my "LNIB" Billingham Hadley Pro).

While the Berlin doesn't have the long history that the Hadley Pro may have, it certainly has a wonderful smell to it :D :D :D...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,240
Posted By dcsang
Yes. Mine was MC - the formula remains the same...

Yes.

Mine was MC - the formula remains the same - only the coating is different b/w the two types.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,240
Posted By dcsang
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62491

I did a comparison years ago and noted this as a concern but it's hard to fault a compact, M-mount, fast, 35mm $600 lens.... ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By dcsang
That's some ACTING !!! (not achtung of...

That's some ACTING !!! (not achtung of course....)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-01-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,217
Posted By dcsang
I have yet to update - I don't have an extra card...

I have yet to update - I don't have an extra card on me and I'm away from "the office" so to speak. :D

The Direct Adjustment Exposure Comp and being able to turn off LV (I have never used LiveView...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,217
Posted By dcsang
Wow.. this looks pretty extensive: The list of...

Wow.. this looks pretty extensive:
The list of changes in firmware v2.0.1.5 (over the previous v2.0.0.12) are:


Improved description of the lens type in Exif-Data
Live view is now possible...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,269
Posted By dcsang
I was just looking at that screen protector as I...

I was just looking at that screen protector as I just got my M the other day - the protector is very reasonably priced too - thanks for the info Doug.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By dcsang
I like the idea of "making my own" - the camera...

I like the idea of "making my own" - the camera shop has a 3 D printer.. this would be a perfect attempt at creating something useful as suggested by Ben (and Jaap)

Mind you, could always spend more...
Forum: Travel 06-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By dcsang
Ahhh.. Paris..... I loved it there in 2012.. it's...

Ahhh.. Paris..... I loved it there in 2012.. it's a city with something around every corner. I will go back.. perhaps when Les and I celebrate 10 years together.... Gabriel M.A. is still there I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,249
Posted By dcsang
Here's Jon's ad.. check out where the Fuji Klasse...

Here's Jon's ad.. check out where the Fuji Klasse sits.. this is on my screen (FF 30.0) - dell laptop (1366x768).

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,249
Posted By dcsang
Yep.. something's funky.. or someone's playing...

Yep.. something's funky.. or someone's playing with code in production...

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,130
Posted By dcsang
Hmmm.. that may be an option too.. Regardless -...

Hmmm.. that may be an option too..

Regardless - I think I've made up my mind to get an M (240) (or whatever outrageously priced digital M there is in the next few months...)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By dcsang
Awesome.. THanks, Dave

Awesome..

THanks,
Dave
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By dcsang
"expired" powder developer??? (D:76)

I've got some unmixed, powdered, unopened D-76 developer.

The "best before" date is last year (2013).

Does this stuff REALLY go bad?

Curious,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,130
Posted By dcsang
Thanks folks... for all your input. Let me see...

Thanks folks... for all your input.

Let me see if I can clarify my thoughts on this.
Chris - I probably would shoot the occasional wedding. That said, I have no problem using an M for that - I've...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,130
Posted By dcsang
If I could keep both, that would be ideal - I'll...

If I could keep both, that would be ideal - I'll save my sheckles for the summer and see what comes of it.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,130
Posted By dcsang
Hey Joe, Yes and no. No I don't "need" it :)...

Hey Joe,

Yes and no.

No I don't "need" it :)
Yes, based on what I've seen so far out of the camera and how they've improved stuff I hated in the past - it's worth it.

But that's for now.. like I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,130
Posted By dcsang
Here's What I'm Thinkin...

At the end of this wedding season (2014).. I think I’m going to “retire” from shooting weddings regularly. I’ll be 50 next year; I have other things I want to do with my time and I would like to do...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-05-2014
Replies: 244
Views: 22,588
Posted By dcsang
I have since let my Coolpix A go.. traded it in...

I have since let my Coolpix A go.. traded it in along with a few other things for the Sony A7 last year.

That said, the 1600-3200 ISO is far from grainy.

This is ISO 3200 on the Coolpix...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By dcsang
To Willie's point re: ports - I opted to use the...

To Willie's point re: ports - I opted to use the Thunderbolt port while using LaCie's Thunderbolt-to-eSATA adapter - ya.. it's expensive.. but it is UBER fast for transfers to/from the external...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By dcsang
Ok.. let's see... RAID should be considered only...

Ok.. let's see...
RAID should be considered only if you feel you need redundant storage.
RAID is not a "backup" solution or should not be used as a backup solution

If you are going to use external...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By dcsang
I'll respond - just not right now - too busy -...

I'll respond - just not right now - too busy - but as you have an iMac (as do I) I can provide, hopefully, some useful advice for you in this area.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,307
Posted By dcsang
High speed AF eh? . . . . Cheers, Dave

High speed AF eh? . . . .

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Travel 05-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dcsang
Quickly though - did you get yourself that...

Quickly though - did you get yourself that kettle?

(by the way - Montreal - I would classify that as one of the major cities to visit if you come to Canada - Vancouver and Toronto the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,223
Posted By dcsang
Nexus 7 Least expensive, great for reading and...

Nexus 7
Least expensive, great for reading and it's small enough that it doesn't weigh you down or require a "big" pocket - I fit mine into the back pouch of my ONA Bowery.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,622
Posted By dcsang
Leica M3 - Camera Review - 60 year anniversary - Digital Rev TV

As Kai would say... "it's sex... in brass..."

"Even after 60 years; and now manufacturing is easier and people have got computer aided design and why can't anybody make a camera as good looking as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,466
Posted By dcsang
I've considered the GF670 on and off fairly...

I've considered the GF670 on and off fairly regularly - I know B&H carries the Voigtlander branded version but where on earth would I buy the GF670W?

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,504
Posted By dcsang
I like Fuji's SOOC jpeg but I can see why people...

I like Fuji's SOOC jpeg but I can see why people would like the Leica - based, of course, on the one actual comparison photo in that post. The Leica shot seems more "realistic" but one could also...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,153
Posted By dcsang
How about "non-camera" camera bags?

In the search for something stylish I was hunting around and noted a very nice "messenger" style bag at the local Fossil store. Very very similar in style to the Domke F-803 satchel.

I may see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,362
Posted By dcsang
Kodak is a luxury brand. No one's forcing you to...

Kodak is a luxury brand.
No one's forcing you to buy Kodak. If you can't afford it you can always buy cheaper alternatives.
Kodak is a small company and their films are timeless - the quality is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By dcsang
A Warranty On Repairs - How Long Do YOU Expect It To Be?

Hi All,

Recently one of the RFF'ers has posted an M4-2 for sale in the classifieds. There's a tale of a repair being made to the shutter curtain by Sherry Krauter to the tune of $660. After about 30...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,943
Posted By dcsang
How dare you suggest that I own an outdated,...

How dare you suggest that I own an outdated, technologically crippled, overpriced, luxury camera!!

Only an Aussie would suggest such a thing!!!

;)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By dcsang
Well.. having looked at this "in the flesh" over...

Well.. having looked at this "in the flesh" over lunch today I would tend to agree with most folks here. It's cramped but it shouldn't be - the "rain jacket" seems to suck up a lot of bulk and while...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By dcsang
Hmmm... this concerns me. I love my ONA but...

Hmmm... this concerns me. I love my ONA but wanted something more versatile.. but the zippers.. you raise a good point.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
I agree with most of what you're saying but I...

I agree with most of what you're saying but I think this is where you're making assumptions.

For you, IQ may largely be about what you state above but for me IQ is about, and this is the best...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By dcsang
*wiggles his derriere* :D It's a Think Tank...

*wiggles his derriere*

:D

It's a Think Tank branded bag Helen, I just don't know how useful it will be compared to the ONA I already have :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By dcsang
Hubba Hubba Hiney?

Every time someone posts a new thread in this forum I immediately go off looking at bags... sheesh.

I was curious if anyone was using a Hubba Hubba Hiney (same dimensions basically as the ONA Bowery...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By dcsang
The DAH designed one looks a bit big and bulky to...

The DAH designed one looks a bit big and bulky to me - I rarely ever carry my SLR out for personal shooting so this would be a "work bag" if I got one.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By dcsang
Ha... David Alan Harvey? The guy who had umpteen...

Ha... David Alan Harvey? The guy who had umpteen camera bags in that one video? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL_e5OvSpPM

hehe... he had a Filson in that video and it was totally petrified!!...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
Not my words but Spyro's from this thread...

Not my words but Spyro's from this thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89622 )



Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By dcsang
My My My... seems like everyone takes everything...

My My My... seems like everyone takes everything personally... question a brand? Get called an idiot. Question a method? Get called a zealot or self indulgent.

Lots of folks seem to have lost some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By dcsang
hmm... sounds to me like the name should be...

hmm... sounds to me like the name should be changed from "Apug" to "A Thug" ;)

I jest of course . . .

:D

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
Thanks Victor. This makes a lot of sense. I...

Thanks Victor. This makes a lot of sense.

I wasn't concerned about "image quality" per se so much that I was curious why Leica couldn't go to another more "mainstream" manufacturer - and if your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
I wonder, since the discussion seems to be...

I wonder, since the discussion seems to be focused on the Leica M9 sensor (with creep into the M240) - why doesn't (or why can't) Leica source from another more "reputable" brand?

The M240 was, to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By dcsang
Nice :) 24mm FOV is very attractive.. almost as...

Nice :)
24mm FOV is very attractive.. almost as attractive as 21mm :D

Sometimes I really miss this system because Fuji refuses to rest on its laurels.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
*sigh* What's sad is resorting to name calling.....

*sigh*

What's sad is resorting to name calling..

Come on guys - really?

Dave
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
When someone points out the...

When someone points out the issues/problems/concerns about one camera (or another) doesn't mean that person is somehow upset with you personally or your choice of camera brand. If you're getting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By dcsang
The list is mostly lenses - only a couple digital...

The list is mostly lenses - only a couple digital bodies... no m-mount bodies.

There are 2 f0.95 Noctiluxes (Noctili ?) stolen.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By dcsang
Over $62,000 Worth Of Leica Gear Stolen From UK Store

Well...

I guess if you're marketed as a luxury item I guess you can expect your stores to become targeted by thieves of luxury items.......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,391
Posted By dcsang
I would tend to agree here. Digital files are...

I would tend to agree here.

Digital files are digital files. The rendering from the lenses is what makes the image look the way it does in my opinion (I say opinion because I do not have...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
Richard.. you are correct (I'll edit my post)... ...

Richard.. you are correct (I'll edit my post)... he stated they were not expensive when you consider the length of time you could use them.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
There are many many things more important; I...

There are many many things more important; I think we all understand that :) . . . . but such is this brand now. Luxury not necessity. Some say it's always been that way while others dispute this....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 5,320
Posted By dcsang
Not sure if I'm reading this correctly - perhaps...

Not sure if I'm reading this correctly - perhaps the camera and lens combination doesn't satisfy you - you have an M9 after all - play with that and be happy :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
Completely irrelevant but so funny... My buddy...

Completely irrelevant but so funny...
My buddy and I went to lunch today and we discussed the "T" - I told him the price ($1850) and I explained the 45min video, the 1.2kg block of aluminum and the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
I stand corrected - $1850 for the body only - I...

I stand corrected - $1850 for the body only - I retract a few of my lulz.. not all the lulz.. but a few :D So that price may be a bit more "palatable" to the well heeled crowd - Doctors, Lawyers,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
So much for that "competition"... *LOL* I can't...

So much for that "competition"... *LOL*


I can't stop laughing...

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By dcsang
*LOL* $3,000 USD - Body Only. Does it talk for...

*LOL*
$3,000 USD - Body Only.

Does it talk for that price? How about cook breakfast?
Can I hop on it and take it for a spin around the block?

And this is supposed to be competition for Fuji,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 12,194
Posted By dcsang
Nice Brian !! I wonder how difficult (or easy)...

Nice Brian !!

I wonder how difficult (or easy) it will be to shoot with this lens...
For $1300 CAD (which I think may be fair for the E46 version based on my understanding of how prices are these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 12,194
Posted By dcsang
Nice Richard!! I'm know about the E39 Tele...

Nice Richard!!

I'm know about the E39 Tele Elmar, but I'm talking about this puppy...
http://***********.com/content/leica-4135-tele-elmar-m

That said, my understanding is the optical formula...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 12,194
Posted By dcsang
Does anyone know the going price for this lens?...

Does anyone know the going price for this lens? (E46)

I've been looking at one but it's so hard to figure out how much a good copy normally goes for these days.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,259
Posted By dcsang
I am now looking at other bags because of this...

I am now looking at other bags because of this thread. Don't need any other bags but like cameras (and Joe knows), there is no perfect bag. Geez... I really don't need to be researching this...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,259
Posted By dcsang
Nice bags!! Good prices (especially with the 50%...

Nice bags!!
Good prices (especially with the 50% off) but the colours...well.. to each their own I guess :)

Still, good prices for good bags!

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By dcsang
I don't know if people fault the AF on the A7r...

I don't know if people fault the AF on the A7r alone but I think if you compare it to the A7 then there's a difference. Not that on its own it's considered "bad" or "poor" but it's (apparently) not...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By dcsang
I'm like Helen... except I'm male :) I do the...

I'm like Helen...
except I'm male :)

I do the same.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-08-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,086
Posted By dcsang
Another portrait.. this time using the Zeiss...

Another portrait.. this time using the Zeiss C-Sonnar wide open - colour too because I really like the way her eyes popped - and even better because I didn't PS it other than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By dcsang
If it's like Kentmere I can live with it. Sure...

If it's like Kentmere I can live with it. Sure it's not the "old" Agfa APX (still have 2 rolls of that in the freezer) but it's not "all bad" I'm sure.

Thanks guys :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 5,320
Posted By dcsang
The A7 has much less problems with wide angle...

The A7 has much less problems with wide angle lenses than the A7r. I have no issues with my 21mm Zeiss Biogon so it doesn't surprise me that the 25mm also has no concerns. Both of those Zeiss ultra...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By dcsang
Interesting.... So not the old APX formula but...

Interesting.... So not the old APX formula but something completely different... hmmmm

Dave
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,002
Posted By dcsang
Did I Miss Something?!?! - Agfa APX100 In Stock?

I MUST have missed the announcement sometime ago but I was browsing @ B&H because I'm all out of 100 ASA/ISO film and I saw, to my surprise, that AGFA's APX100 is a "New Arrival" and in stock!

Is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
And I think this is the reason why I "liked" the...

And I think this is the reason why I "liked" the Sonnar when I tried it - all of my current lenses are pre-ASPH - the Nokton I tried, while it is a great lens, was, for me, "too sharp" and I can only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
Now you guys are making me feel all...

Now you guys are making me feel all buyers-remorseful like!! ;)

I've been trying to burn through a roll of Acros to see what the results on film are like but in the meantime I do like how it looks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
Oh.. don't worry - I'll continue to use the Lux -...

Oh.. don't worry - I'll continue to use the Lux - Just that this lens will be a bit different and, based on the feedback here I've opted to go for the Sonnar. Sure it's fast like the Lux but I do...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
Thanks for that Michael. WRT the sonnar I'm...

Thanks for that Michael.
WRT the sonnar I'm going to look at that (the focus shift) and it's good to know that it's supposed to be distortion free.

It seems to be a tough call for me right now - of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
Thanks guys.. let me make some further...

Thanks guys.. let me make some further clarifications on this post:


I intend on using the lens on both the A7 and my M7 - so this "focus shift" thing could/will come into play - what's that all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 10,109
Posted By dcsang
Decisions: Zeiss C-Sonnar 50mm / Voigtlander Nokton 50mm

Ugh..

Part of me does not really want to get another 50mm lens (I always think one is enough :D) but in reading some of the Sony A7/A7r threads and seeing Wilfred's thread...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6,528
Posted By dcsang
I've played with one briefly on the M7 - the...

I've played with one briefly on the M7 - the silver/chrome version - which I really liked - I guess we'll see. I believe I saw one available locally via Craigslist.. hmmmm

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6,528
Posted By dcsang
I've considered this lens at length for both my...

I've considered this lens at length for both my M7 and A7 - nice to see how it performs - looks like a keeper to me.

My concern is I have a 50mm summilux pre-asph already - it's the "oldest" (i.e....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,882
Posted By dcsang
Just How Many Camera Batteries Do You Guys REALLY Need? :)

This is a curiosity of mine more so than a "trying to figure out for myself" type of post.

I've seen many folks having multiple batteries for their digital (usually) cameras. Multiple Fuji, Sony,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-02-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,796
Posted By dcsang
This place would be so much nicer if we just had...

This place would be so much nicer if we just had mods that were nice.. I wonder which mod is considered the best mod? :D :D :D :D :D

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-01-2014
Replies: 249
Views: 107,496
Posted By dcsang
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/13572431183_a3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/13572431183_a34c5c7004_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_nexus/13572431183)

90mm Summicron pre-ASPH

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,183
Posted By dcsang
The instimatic was my first camera - given to me...

The instimatic was my first camera - given to me by my parents back in the early/mid 70's - I had shown interest in photography and they provided me with one so that I can "take photos like dad"...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7,488
Posted By dcsang
Since Dante brought it up - yep.. the cost IS too...

Since Dante brought it up - yep.. the cost IS too high (but so is the rent if you listen to Jimmy McMilan). Had an opportunity to buy one (new) after I put in a pre-order back in April of 2013.......
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 10,420
Posted By dcsang
I have been extremely happy with the A7. Sure...

I have been extremely happy with the A7. Sure it's got it's "cons" (start up time, black out after a shot and maybe a couple others) but every camera has "cons". I have yet to buy one of the Sony AF...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-25-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
Thanks Keith!! That should answer Stephen's...

Thanks Keith!!

That should answer Stephen's initial question.

Thread closed.
Nothing to see here.
Move along.

:D :D :D :D :D
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-25-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
This is fact. Managing customer/client...

This is fact.

Managing customer/client expectations is extremely important in retaining and gaining customers. "Under promise and over deliver" is one way of dealing with it but there are many...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-25-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
So all this hand wringing and brow furrowing por...

So all this hand wringing and brow furrowing por nada? :D :D :D

I'm sure there's something to the rumor/post - I mean, after all, as Keith had mentioned, how long did people expect those Kodak...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-25-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
I've gone back over this thread - all 4 agonizing...

I've gone back over this thread - all 4 agonizing pages of it so far :D - and no one has been able to confirm Stephen's suspicions.

We all (myself included of course) naturally assumed that what...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By dcsang
I don't have the A7r but the A7 and will,...

I don't have the A7r but the A7 and will, eventually, get this lens - I've played with it and I can't imagine it being any "worse" on the A7r. The comments regarding contrasty, high res are valid. ...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
Yep.. not just digital photography - digital...

Yep.. not just digital photography - digital ANYTHING. Look at any other equipment that is digital or "non-analog" - support eventually ends.

It's easy enough, with cameras if analog, to find...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By dcsang
Having owned an M8.. the one thing I'd say that...

Having owned an M8.. the one thing I'd say that wasn't solidly built was the Kodak sensor.

Just my opinion but I would say "good riddance" to that sensor.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-22-2014
Replies: 1,173
Views: 239,251
Posted By dcsang
Love this!! Cheers, Dave

Love this!!

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By dcsang
I could totally see that - but the option for...

I could totally see that - but the option for having interchangeable lenses is more appealing to me - maybe not to all mind you, and I get that. :)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,076
Posted By dcsang
An "Uber" Wide for you Fuji X folks (and others)

Just saw that Samyang is releasing a 12mm (18mm converted) f2.0 prime lens (with aperture ring) for most mirrorless systems (Fuji X, Sony E, Canon M and m4/3).

That company is doing something right....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By dcsang
I actually considered it for the same reason...

I actually considered it for the same reason Patrick - no X-Trans :)

I have no personal experience with it but I can't see how "bad" it could be when you consider the fact that it's relatively...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By dcsang
Congrats Dan!! Well done! Cheers, Dave

Congrats Dan!!
Well done!

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2014
Replies: 1,173
Views: 239,251
Posted By dcsang
I am finding that I am reaching for this camera...

I am finding that I am reaching for this camera the most when I'm just wandering around the city...

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By dcsang
Ok.. just upgraded (I'm slow like that :D ) -...

Ok.. just upgraded (I'm slow like that :D ) - yep.. start up time is vastly improved. Can't comment on AF since I use this as a platform for my M lenses currently.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By dcsang
New Firmware for A7/r Out Now

As Sony mentioned a couple weeks ago, there's new firmware out for both A7 and A7r cameras:

Firmware V1.02 for Windows...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-19-2014
Replies: 1,173
Views: 239,251
Posted By dcsang
Got the camera a few weeks back and loving...

Got the camera a few weeks back and loving it!!


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/13253104923_2b0a781c7a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_nexus/13253104923/)

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-19-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,086
Posted By dcsang
I'm pretty sure I posted this already in another...

I'm pretty sure I posted this already in another thread but it's shot with the 50mm Summilux pre-ASPH @ f2.

I honestly don't think I could go "wrong" with this...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-19-2014
Replies: 249
Views: 107,496
Posted By dcsang
Thanks for that Godfrey. I would agree with the...

Thanks for that Godfrey.

I would agree with the other statements on the lenses - as I have those lenses as well (35 lux, 50 lux - both pre-ASPH).

I would echo the comment regarding the 90mm...
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