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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,518
Posted By santela
Okay this is probably not gonna help you since...

Okay this is probably not gonna help you since all your listed cameras are film, but if you are not completely opposed to digital, you could get a Sony A7 and an adapter that'll allow you to focus as...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-27-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 29,244
Posted By santela
Same here. I have owned five different ZM lenses...

Same here. I have owned five different ZM lenses and this is the only one I ended up keeping. The rendering is very unique, and the small size helped as well.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 29,244
Posted By santela
I don't know, I read somewhere the length is...

I don't know, I read somewhere the length is longer than the 1.2II. On paper it doesn't seem to have much edge over the VM.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,509
Posted By santela
Interested in the new 15. It would be great to...

Interested in the new 15. It would be great to finally not have color shift.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,103
Posted By santela
Yeah, realized after posting. thanks.

Yeah, realized after posting. thanks.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,103
Posted By santela
Oh got it, 49, not bad. If I didn't already own...

Oh got it, 49, not bad. If I didn't already own the LM I would buy one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,103
Posted By santela
Can't find info on the filter size, looks larger...

Can't find info on the filter size, looks larger than 46 tho.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,696
Posted By santela
It's becoming a trend to make an announcement...

It's becoming a trend to make an announcement about a future announcement, which to me is a joke. If your products are not ready to hit the market, don't announce them. Sure I understand they wanna...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-09-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,103
Posted By santela
An entire year late to the party. The ones who...

An entire year late to the party.

The ones who need it already got the Summilux.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-09-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 29,244
Posted By santela
Sorry, but Zeiss is a joke. I waited for this...

Sorry, but Zeiss is a joke. I waited for this lens the entire year of 2013, and now we are in the last season of 2014 they finally decided they are gonna show up to their own party? A year late? I...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By santela
I would buy a 28/1.8 in a heartbeat. Nikon has...

I would buy a 28/1.8 in a heartbeat. Nikon has made a great 28, and if Sony can offer sth similar I will be stoked.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-10-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
Don't hold your breathe, it ain't coming.

Don't hold your breathe, it ain't coming.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,963
Posted By santela
“Oh yeah thanks. Here let me unlock my iPhone for...

“Oh yeah thanks. Here let me unlock my iPhone for you."
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By santela
I went to school at UC Santa Cruz for a couple...

I went to school at UC Santa Cruz for a couple years, thanks for the pictures.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,179
Posted By santela
Completely different images... I guess the...

Completely different images...

I guess the change of the title is a bit iffy, but since that's what the island is known for now, I don't see how he can proof K-Air is trying to piggy-back his...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,657
Posted By santela
I do think some people over use the whole BW...

I do think some people over use the whole BW thing. I mean, some pictures probably look better in color, and others in BW. It depends on the subject and the mood.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 25,880
Posted By santela
If Leica moves away from rangefinder and start...

If Leica moves away from rangefinder and start doing autofocusing, then why not just get a Fuji? I'm sure by that time Fuji would have came out with its own fullframe offerings.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,383
Posted By santela
I would love to buy those books if they weren't...

I would love to buy those books if they weren't so outrageously priced.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 5,376
Posted By santela
Very nice colors. I've always wanted to try this...

Very nice colors. I've always wanted to try this lens, but the price tag kept me away.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,383
Posted By santela
That sounds pretty much like the "turn off all...

That sounds pretty much like the "turn off all your electronics when the plane is taking off or landing" rule. I understand no cell phone (even though I don't think it really matters), but no iPod or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 8,852
Posted By santela
My T3 died on me in Istanbul, luckily the store I...

My T3 died on me in Istanbul, luckily the store I bought it from exchanged it for me with another one, which died on me again.

Now I'm on my third T3, so far so good. So I guess for me the biggest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 16,909
Posted By santela
1,8,12 Good work. Keep them coming.

1,8,12

Good work. Keep them coming.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,553
Posted By santela
If your main purpose is to find a body for your m...

If your main purpose is to find a body for your m lenses, then A7 is no doubt the better choice. I for one hate how crop bodies make my 35 a 50. I mean, you have a M8 and a Xpro, both crop bodies, I...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-15-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,658
Posted By santela
Soji... sounds like a soy sauce brand.

Soji... sounds like a soy sauce brand.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,312
Posted By santela
Beautiful shots, makes me wanna go to the safari.

Beautiful shots, makes me wanna go to the safari.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,803
Posted By santela
Look at forums of gears you already have. It'll...

Look at forums of gears you already have. It'll inspire you to use your available gear and make better photos... in theory at least.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,775
Posted By santela
Nice bike. Two methods in the future: size down...

Nice bike.

Two methods in the future: size down (600x400) or watermark, which is an extra step and sometimes ruins the picture.

I would just email them and tell them to take it down.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-11-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 22,566
Posted By santela
Good question. I got both. The M9 for general...

Good question.

I got both. The M9 for general street shooting, and the A7 for the night and close-ups.

So my answer is: both.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-10-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 6,763
Posted By santela
I got mine used, and I find it accurate in close...

I got mine used, and I find it accurate in close distance but obvious shift above 1.5m.

Is it sth I can fix on my own or should I get a pro to do it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By santela
The T3 is amazing indeed. I had three of them....

The T3 is amazing indeed.

I had three of them. The first two died on me.

The first one died when I was in Istanbul, the front lens curtain won't open, I didn't realize and had several shots...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2013
Replies: 249
Views: 107,682
Posted By santela
This is the best A7 thread so far. Here's my...

This is the best A7 thread so far. Here's my pathetic atempt to add to this...

A7+35cron asph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/11169450605_a3a75176e0_b.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-08-2013
Replies: 249
Views: 107,682
Posted By santela
Very nice pix. Keep them coming

Very nice pix. Keep them coming
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-23-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
We all been played. Nothing's coming this year. I...

We all been played. Nothing's coming this year. I went ahead and got myself the 35lux. Sick of Zeiss making empty promises.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By santela
The RF alignment is a real issue, mine is...

The RF alignment is a real issue, mine is slightly off. Doesn't bother me much when shooting, but makes the M7 and MP seem that much more reliable.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-23-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By santela
Own both the ZI and M7, as well as the MP. If I...

Own both the ZI and M7, as well as the MP.

If I could only choose one, I will keep the M7, but only cuz it's a Leica.

But ZI wins in weight, finder, shutter speed, and price.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 12,851
Posted By santela
I have the X100 exactly for this type of...

I have the X100 exactly for this type of scenerios. Works great up till ISO3200. The only problems are slow auto focusing and unusable manual focusing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,644
Posted By santela
Nikon DF. Hideous.

Nikon DF. Hideous.
Forum: Travel 08-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,561
Posted By santela
I was just there earlier this year, great place,...

I was just there earlier this year, great place, great people. However u wanna watch ur phone and camera gear. My friend was walking down Pham Ngu Lao holding his iPhone in his hand and a biker just...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 11,242
Posted By santela
Nice review, great pictures. You are really...

Nice review, great pictures. You are really making it hard for me to hold back on this lens.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-01-2013
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,218
Posted By santela
Nice thread. The black x100 looks awesome, saw...

Nice thread.
The black x100 looks awesome, saw one the other day on the streets, looked so much sexier than my chrome one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-22-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
I really don't see a 28/1.4, it's going to be...

I really don't see a 28/1.4, it's going to be about 52mm. I'm counting on a 28/2 or a 35/1.4 to keep the size reasonable.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,522
Posted By santela
I love Fuji's slide options, but Fuji hates...

I love Fuji's slide options, but Fuji hates us...

Lower volum demand causes higher average cost and leads to higher price, which then drives the film shooters away and toward digital. This is just...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By santela
I have the silver ZI and the Chrome M7 sitting in...

I have the silver ZI and the Chrome M7 sitting in front of me right now. The ZI definitely doesn't feel cheap (neither does the R4M I used to own), when I hold the ZI it has a good weight. Not heavy,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 15,816
Posted By santela
I just got a bessa for a bit over one grand us$,...

I just got a bessa for a bit over one grand us$, but I have always lusted for the makina, to me the lens on the makina has much more character, and I also don't mind the faster aperture. But I keep...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,201
Posted By santela
I always heard great things about that film, but...

I always heard great things about that film, but at $14 a roll I'm too cheap to even give it a try.

I'm afraid I'll like it too much.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By santela
damn, that's just sexy!

damn, that's just sexy!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,201
Posted By santela
Just reading the thread now, can't believe I'm...

Just reading the thread now, can't believe I'm the only one recommending provia... maybe cuz it's too cliche?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,201
Posted By santela
My cheap film is xtra or agfa. My sunny day film...

My cheap film is xtra or agfa.
My sunny day film is ektar.
My portrait film is portra or provia, depends on who I'm shooting.
My landscape film is velvia, but it's getting a bit too expensive now.
My...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-24-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,620
Posted By santela
I think enuf's been said here that I don't have...

I think enuf's been said here that I don't have anything new to add, but if you are gonna be in a bar, why not a 35/1.2? I mean, the 50/1.1 is great and all but you might find yourself not having...
Forum: Travel 01-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,166
Posted By santela
When I was flying around Europe, this Italian guy...

When I was flying around Europe, this Italian guy agreed to check my film by hand, and ask me to keep moving through the security gate so I'm not holding up the line. As soon as I go through the gate...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By santela
i think that's normal, the D700 has the same...

i think that's normal, the D700 has the same issue, just at much higher iso.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,256
Posted By santela
Interesting experience to go along with an...

Interesting experience to go along with an excellent shot! I actually think it's even a little exciting, you know, for bragging rights among friends. As for my I've photographed extensively at train...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-14-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
Dream on buddy, I don't think you'll see a 35/1.4...

Dream on buddy, I don't think you'll see a 35/1.4 as small as the CV and as sharp as the planar. No one has done it yet, and if anyone's going to, it definitely won't be Zeiss.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By santela
I would love to read it, but blogspot is blocked...

I would love to read it, but blogspot is blocked in China...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-21-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 36,949
Posted By santela
I already preordered the RX1, but images here...

I already preordered the RX1, but images here look stunning, there is a film-like feeling to it, which I absolutely love.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,295
Posted By santela
I sold a 50 summilux pre-A in 2010, been...

I sold a 50 summilux pre-A in 2010, been regretting it until acquiring the 50 sonnar. Now I'm a happy camper.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-09-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
I'm a purple guy.

I'm a purple guy.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-08-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
This doesn't make sense. He surely meant 50% or...

This doesn't make sense. He surely meant 50% or 75% OF A STOP faster, right?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 7,333
Posted By santela
This looks awesome Sug! Looks close to my Sony...

This looks awesome Sug! Looks close to my Sony NEX results after resize.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
Oh no... Cosina Zeiss was doing well for me......

Oh no...

Cosina Zeiss was doing well for me... A 35/1.4 Cosina Zeiss would be perfect... but if it's Zeiss Zeiss, that means Leica price! I can't justify more than $2000 for a lens like that...
...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 8,205
Posted By santela
Everytime I see someone post shots from the...

Everytime I see someone post shots from the Biogon25, I'm like, damn that's a nice picture! But then I was never able to use that lens as well as I would have liked. I think the focal length just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,642
Posted By santela
I'll wait around for the sexy Hermes edition so I...

I'll wait around for the sexy Hermes edition so I can impress all the ladies! :cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,642
Posted By santela
Okay, Sony's got my money.

Okay, Sony's got my money.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 74,220
Posted By santela
That came out of the left field. Nice one Cosina!

That came out of the left field. Nice one Cosina!
Forum: RFF News 09-06-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,702
Posted By santela
+10000000000000

+10000000000000
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By santela
Hmm... I used to have that lens, and you simply...

Hmm... I used to have that lens, and you simply don't put it in the same sentence with "soft".
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,736
Posted By santela
The two most likely lenses are 25/2 or 35/1.4,...

The two most likely lenses are 25/2 or 35/1.4, since they mentioned mirrorless, anything longer would be pointless on 1.5x...

I have my fingers crossed for a 35/1.4, but it better be no larger than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By santela
Sorry, the Leica would be 50 times more expensive.

Sorry, the Leica would be 50 times more expensive.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 8,491
Posted By santela
I like small, that's why I have a C-Sonnar 50/1.5...

I like small, that's why I have a C-Sonnar 50/1.5 and a C-Biogon 21/4.5...

But then I also carry around a Nokton 35/1.2, so... it's all relative I guess...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 9,625
Posted By santela
Most of the time I don't, they are usually nice...

Most of the time I don't, they are usually nice comments followed by "What? Film?" I do get tired explaining how people still shoot film nowadays.

From where I'm at, I do get massive attention with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By santela
I'd probably go with the ZI. With that being said...

I'd probably go with the ZI. With that being said I also love my Hexar RF, great camera for fast shooting, but it needs alignment adjustment. The ZI has got the best viewfinder on any rangefinder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By santela
When I saw the title I though you are gonna be...

When I saw the title I though you are gonna be talking about Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,011
Posted By santela
Buy a monochrome M... NOT!!!

Buy a monochrome M...

NOT!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,392
Posted By santela
Are they doing this to spur the sales of the...

Are they doing this to spur the sales of the summilux? cuz that lens all of a sudden seems like a bargain to me.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,509
Posted By santela
I see Steve Huff and Sean Reid are all there......

I see Steve Huff and Sean Reid are all there... Just wondering, does Ken Rockwell ever get invited to any of those things?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,535
Posted By santela
My M7 and Voigtlander 35/1.2ii My most used...

My M7 and Voigtlander 35/1.2ii

My most used camera and focal length, with the fastest aperture I've got.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,356
Posted By santela
If size is no concern and speed is your thing, by...

If size is no concern and speed is your thing, by all means try the 1.1 Nokton, it's pretty sharp wide open, to me it is an under appreciated lens. However I sold it due to the size.

the Summicron...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By santela
I'm only guilty when I purchase a camera and...

I'm only guilty when I purchase a camera and hardly ever use it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
It's true, I don't get excited about the 1.4, but...

It's true, I don't get excited about the 1.4, but it's easy to use. The 1.2 is exciting, but I don't like dragging it around... So Lflex, I guess you are right, I shouldn't spend money on a lens I'm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
My wallet won't... And imagine if the wife finds...

My wallet won't... And imagine if the wife finds out:eek:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
Ohh let's not go there... the summilux would be...

Ohh let's not go there... the summilux would be just perfect, great performance, the right filter size, and acceptable size/weight... but the price is just too outrageous for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
Mediocore is probably not the correct word,...

Mediocore is probably not the correct word, decent or good is more like it. I guess there are better lenses out there that fit my taste a bit more...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
Thanks guys, a lotta good suggestions! But I'm...

Thanks guys, a lotta good suggestions! But I'm probably not closer to making up my mind. My goal is to slim down my gear and have only one 35 lens. The 1.2 is great except the size, the Biogon is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
I think GAS is what kept me away from this lens...

I think GAS is what kept me away from this lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
The first time is because I acquired the ZM, and...

The first time is because I acquired the ZM, and the second time I acquired the 1.2... I think for me the 1.4 is "good enough", and the compactness is a real advantage over the 1.2, while the extra...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
I know, I know... the reason I bought it the...

I know, I know... the reason I bought it the second time is that at the time I don't own the 1.2 yet, and my fastest lens was a f/2, and I wanted something faster to shoot inside the mosques when I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,951
Posted By santela
Going Back to the 35/1.4, Am I Gonna Regret This?

So, I currently own the 1.2ii and the ZM35/2, both are fantastic lenses, but I find myself missing the compactness of the 35/1.4. I had that lens, sold it, bought it again, and then sold it again....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,961
Posted By santela
wow, i would have banged my head to the wall till...

wow, i would have banged my head to the wall till i bleed to death! (ok maybe not, but at least a few times)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,342
Posted By santela
That will depend on ur preferences. I personally...

That will depend on ur preferences. I personally like the zm 35/2 a lot, and I think it goes well with the 50 sonnar. The voigtlander 28/2 is also worth considering.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-27-2012
Replies: 324
Views: 43,023
Posted By santela
I've been confronted twice, once in China by an...

I've been confronted twice, once in China by an old monk. I took three or four pictures of him and was not even trying to be discreet... he called me on it and I quickly walked away.

The other time...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By santela
Wow, interesting thread. I don't understand how...

Wow, interesting thread.

I don't understand how people do business... That thread could have easily been about how awesome borrowlenses.com is, and now whenever someone googles that company, that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,178
Posted By santela
I like the timeless look of MP, but M7 is much...

I like the timeless look of MP, but M7 is much easier to use. IMHO, the MP is just a better looking luxury version of the M6 (What is the real difference between the two). If I wanted a camera for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,735
Posted By santela
The only lens I sold and bought back was the...

The only lens I sold and bought back was the Voigtlander 35/1.4, the price/size/performance is just too good. But then I sold it again since I already have the 35/1.2II and ZM 35/2...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By santela
They got some good Leica deals, but not exactly...

They got some good Leica deals, but not exactly suspicious. The Rolleiflex cameras on the other hand have some damn good prices compared to where I'm at!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,456
Posted By santela
35mm stuff I'm pretty much settled... the bad...

35mm stuff I'm pretty much settled... the bad news is I'm just getting started with medium format GAS :bang:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,456
Posted By santela
you are exactly right... I'm definitely at the...

you are exactly right... I'm definitely at the mad shuffle stage where I wanna try everything I see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By santela
Left eyed as well, since the viewfinder is on the...

Left eyed as well, since the viewfinder is on the left.
I can't shoot with both eyes open, but then again I have never used a 1:1 finder.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,456
Posted By santela
I got an Ikon 6 months later the M7. If I had...

I got an Ikon 6 months later the M7.

If I had bought the Ikon first, the M7 may never have came.;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,456
Posted By santela
24, M7. Worth mentioning that I just bought my...

24, M7.

Worth mentioning that I just bought my first Rolleiflex 2 days ago, and I just turned 25... Where will it end?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By santela
compact, fast, cheap, 35mm... These are the...

compact, fast, cheap, 35mm...

These are the words you would describe a Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4. It's very compact, and fits ur budget very nicely. The speed is there if you need it, stop it down to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By santela
Shows exactly how worthless the L seal is.

Shows exactly how worthless the L seal is.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,137
Posted By santela
That is a thing of beauty!

That is a thing of beauty!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-21-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,911
Posted By santela
Wow, that bokeh almost looks sonnar!

Wow, that bokeh almost looks sonnar!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 8,678
Posted By santela
Have: VM 15/4.5 VM35/1.2II ZM 21/4.5 ZM 25/2.8 ZM...

Have:
VM 15/4.5
VM35/1.2II
ZM 21/4.5
ZM 25/2.8
ZM 35/2
ZM 50/1.5
LM 50/2
Nikkor 50/1.8G
Nikkor 85/1.8D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 5,878
Posted By santela
Seven film cameras and one digital... Yeah I am a...

Seven film cameras and one digital... Yeah I am a bit embarrassed around the ladies...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-11-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By santela
you are damn right on the expensive part. That...

you are damn right on the expensive part.
That thing is so expensive I ended up getting a R4m instead.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,901
Posted By santela
After hearing this I ran out to the local shop to...

After hearing this I ran out to the local shop to get a used silver ZI.

Always wanted one to back up the M7. Now I'm a happy camper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2012
Replies: 391
Views: 84,172
Posted By santela
Owned and used the M7, R4M, Hexar RF, and just...

Owned and used the M7, R4M, Hexar RF, and just recently acquired an Ikon.

If I could only keep one camera, it'd be the Leica, for it is a Leica afterall.

If I could only shoot with one camera,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,831
Posted By santela
I have the M7 and Hexar RF, so I got the R4M for...

I have the M7 and Hexar RF, so I got the R4M for reliability, but I do miss the A since I shoot quite a bit of slides.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By santela
For me the single best thing about full frame is...

For me the single best thing about full frame is the lack of crop-factors, so my 35 can stay a 35.
That's it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By santela
if pano is ur thing, why not the xpan?

if pano is ur thing, why not the xpan?
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By santela
Crying shame really. Fortunately for me I'm a...

Crying shame really.

Fortunately for me I'm a Velvia and Ektar guy when it comes to color. Dunno how long they got left tho.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,602
Posted By santela
Done Deal: ZM 50mm Sonnar Wishing For: Fuji...

Done Deal:
ZM 50mm Sonnar

Wishing For:
Fuji GF670
Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2II

Shooting For The Stars:
X-Pan
35Lux
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-20-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,911
Posted By santela
Here's...

Here's mine!

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6065/6062489422_3c86d82dfc_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By santela
You are really gonna spend 4 grand on that...

You are really gonna spend 4 grand on that lens?
I'd just go get myself a nokton instead.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-26-2012
Replies: 26
r4m
Views: 3,562
Posted By santela
When I got my ZM 21 and 25 I thought about an...

When I got my ZM 21 and 25 I thought about an external vf, but then i said to myself, what the hell, with that money I could just go out and by myself a R4m! So i did, and now the 21/4.5 lives on it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,099
Posted By santela
Agreed. Until mine's vertical alignment got...

Agreed.

Until mine's vertical alignment got worse and worse...

My Leica M7 is no match, so I guess I'm gonna be counting on the Zeiss Ikon, which I don't own yet own.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,710
Posted By santela
Sitting at home, I got the Contax T3 on my left,...

Sitting at home, I got the Contax T3 on my left, Voigtlander R4m on my right with ZM 21/4.5 attached.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By santela
cool idea. you go first! :D

cool idea. you go first! :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By santela
I'm sure I will! Very excited right now!

I'm sure I will! Very excited right now!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By santela
Thanks for the input, I also don't like switching...

Thanks for the input, I also don't like switching lenses. I don't have a 90mm, but I guess I can live without it.



Thanks, noted. Saw some night shots of the town on flickr, they are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By santela
Thank you! That's more information than I was...

Thank you! That's more information than I was expecting!

Looks like the 25 Biogon will see more action than the 21. I'm a 35mm guy, so the 35 Biogon is definitely staying on the M7.

Now all I need...
Forum: Travel 01-08-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,420
Posted By santela
I just booked my flight this morning before...

I just booked my flight this morning before seeing this thread! I'm gonna be in town end of the month.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By santela
Just booked my flight to Istanbul! Camera advices please?

I will be in Istanbul for 8 days, starting the end of January. I have the following gear, not quite sure which combination would be the best.

Leica M7, Konica Hexar RF, Voigtlander R4M, and a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,818
Posted By santela
For me it'll probably be the R4m+21mm and a Leica...

For me it'll probably be the R4m+21mm and a Leica M7+35mm. And a 50 in the bag will do.
Forum: Travel 12-26-2011
Replies: 121
Views: 20,112
Posted By santela
Please share more! I would love to go to Nepal...

Please share more! I would love to go to Nepal next year! One question though... The two cameras you mentioned have about the same field of view, do you find it limiting at all? Was there ever a time...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 4,726
Posted By santela
Best of luck Michael! I'm sure you'll be back in...

Best of luck Michael! I'm sure you'll be back in action within no time!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-08-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,651
Posted By santela
We have two 35/1.4 in production now, one from...

We have two 35/1.4 in production now, one from Voigtlander and the other Leica, the later being about 10 times as expensive as the former. There is a gap to be filled here, and a $2000 ZM version...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-06-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,651
Posted By santela
a 35/1.4 under $2000 please! and 46mm filter!

a 35/1.4 under $2000 please! and 46mm filter!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-18-2011
Replies: 122
Views: 23,103
Posted By santela
Being a Zeiss fan and someone who cannot afford a...

Being a Zeiss fan and someone who cannot afford a lux, I would personally LOVE to see a 35/1.4 from Zeiss. One thing though, please make the filter size 46 please? I don't get why would Zeiss go with...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-17-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,833
Posted By santela
Hood, whenever possible, even though my Zeiss...

Hood, whenever possible, even though my Zeiss lenses are as flare resistant as it gets these days... They are mostly for protection of the lens, and of course some lenses just look so much better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By santela
I sold my Nikon D80 and several Nikkor lenses,...

I sold my Nikon D80 and several Nikkor lenses, since I never really use them anymore ever since getting the NEX5.
As for rangefinders, I sold the Nokton 50/1.1 and 35/1.4, in order to finance the 50...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By santela
I got mine used, and something similar happened...

I got mine used, and something similar happened on my very first roll. I thought it had something to do with the battery, so instead of returning it, I changed new batteries and its been working fine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,988
Posted By santela
damn, i was considering buying a 21mm voigtlander...

damn, i was considering buying a 21mm voigtlander finder... now i have to reconsider.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By santela
I have the same problem. when u tilt the lens in...

I have the same problem. when u tilt the lens in different angles and positions the focus ring will have some different plays on it. Doesn't bother me in actual shooting tho.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-27-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15,911
Posted By santela
These are very nice photos Tom! I'm getting my...

These are very nice photos Tom! I'm getting my CB21 tomorrow as there's no way I could afford a $2500+ lens!
Hope to see some colors as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2011
Replies: 8,958
Views: 875,016
Posted By santela
Leica M7 Zeiss Planar 50/2

Leica M7
Zeiss Planar 50/2
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-10-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,618
Posted By santela
Ahhh, this lens is driving me nuts. Already got a...

Ahhh, this lens is driving me nuts. Already got a Zeiss 35/2, but wanted a fast lens for low light. Just bought a M7 so money is tight, and I'm also lusting for the NEX7. Damn it can't make up my...
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