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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 6,435
Posted By AShearer
Arrrgggghhh!! That's my reaction. Two different...

Arrrgggghhh!!

That's my reaction. Two different days, times, cameras, post processing. It's all relative.

Stop bashing the M8, just to have something to bitch about! It's pointless. There are way...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By AShearer
Here are my picks. Tough week. ManGo...

Here are my picks. Tough week.

ManGo http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=50960&limit=last7

tBarker...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,738
Posted By AShearer
I have to agree. My DSLR's and even my old FE are...

I have to agree. My DSLR's and even my old FE are more all around useful, excepting the noise. But, the brand new Nikons are just digital slrs. The old FE has a special feel. But, my BP/MP is the one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,817
Posted By AShearer
Great idea Ray! This one is fun, and everybody...

Great idea Ray! This one is fun, and everybody seems to be at this party! Much more fun than talking about the M8 :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,817
Posted By AShearer
Somewhat biased, since this is my son, but this...

Somewhat biased, since this is my son, but this is my favorite this year.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,833
Posted By AShearer
And some very fine work it is. I know. I've seen...

And some very fine work it is. I know. I've seen it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-08-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,003
Posted By AShearer
I certainly am. Since I heard today from a...

I certainly am. Since I heard today from a reliable source that the lens deal is real. I have 28 f2, 35/2 ASPH, 50 Lux, 50 Summi and 90 El. The 28 and the Lux are coded. I'm thinking sell the 50...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By AShearer
Thanks John. That's good to know. I assume you...

Thanks John. That's good to know. I assume you sent it directly to Germany? I am about to send two lenses for coding, I may do the same thing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By AShearer
How did you come to agreement with Leica to send...

How did you come to agreement with Leica to send it in now? I assume you just contacted them? I read that they were going to schedule these repairs in batches?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-04-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 10,174
Posted By AShearer
Would you mind posting a little more of a...

Would you mind posting a little more of a description for Photoshop Dummies about how you did this? I'm using the profile Jamie posted at the Leica Forum, with good result. But, the result you seem...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2006
Replies: 54
Views: 3,533
Posted By AShearer
I could not agree more with this post. Bigger...

I could not agree more with this post. Bigger would not be better in my opinion.

I like the small community and I'm willing to put up with a few nuts to have that.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,599
Posted By AShearer
Bravo gentlemen: Great work.

Bravo gentlemen: Great work.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-25-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,989
Posted By AShearer
For what it's worth. Here is a shot into bright...

For what it's worth. Here is a shot into bright lights of various properties, i.e. sodium, tungsten etc.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=48990&cat=500&ppuser=6015
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By AShearer
I didn't think I was outputting both file types...

I didn't think I was outputting both file types but, I lost track of what settings I had.

That very well may be it. And, I would say one second is about right.

Thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By AShearer
Weird happenings with my M8

Has anybody seen this?

I shot about 50 shots in a school gym with my 28 f2 and 50 lux. All came out fine, but: In one spot in which I was standing, I took 5 shots without moving. These shot showed...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,600
Posted By AShearer
This entire thread contains some of the best...

This entire thread contains some of the best points I've seen on this whole issue so far. Not with regard to the technical issues, but the phenomena of what has happened on the internet over this. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,600
Posted By AShearer
That's the first time I've heard anybody admit...

That's the first time I've heard anybody admit anything was ever wrong with a Canon;)

Is that, partly why the 30 D came out?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 8,134
Posted By AShearer
Solid, stand up way to react Ywenz. I was about...

Solid, stand up way to react Ywenz. I was about to comment on your negativity myself, then saw this post.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-18-2006
Replies: 295
Views: 34,865
Posted By AShearer
MP in sparkly dress!

MP in sparkly dress!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-18-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,830
Posted By AShearer
Frank: Fantastic. Thanks for sharing these...

Frank: Fantastic. Thanks for sharing these moments with us.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 4,502
Posted By AShearer
Very nice. Great color and detail. Thanks it's...

Very nice. Great color and detail. Thanks it's very encouraging
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-15-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By AShearer
Red face The question is. Why do you have bags of gravel?

The question is. Why do you have bags of gravel?
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-14-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By AShearer
This is all really good information. Thanks all....

This is all really good information. Thanks all. I am not going to spend $500 more dollars, but I am good a being patient!!
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By AShearer
I read it thoroughly and I don't really...

I read it thoroughly and I don't really understand it all. Alot of acronyms thrown in there.

But, I am sloggin through this stuff and learning as I go.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,185
Posted By AShearer
Jaap. THanks for pointing out the thread. It may...

Jaap. THanks for pointing out the thread. It may not help much as I have only C1E, but at least I am learning more about color management.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-12-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By AShearer
Thanks Grober That's about what I experienced,...

Thanks Grober

That's about what I experienced, also with much chimping and a lot of menu playing around. A good thing is, I fully drained it, so now I have fully charged it for the second time....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-12-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By AShearer
Thanks I will check it out.

Thanks I will check it out.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-12-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By AShearer
Thanks. That's what I thought ,but as I mentioned...

Thanks. That's what I thought ,but as I mentioned I can't find a reference to that filter? Is it B+W?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By AShearer
Dave This might be a dumb question, but what is...

Dave

This might be a dumb question, but what is the effect of that filter? I can't find it in the B+W catalog? Is it to block normal light and permit IR?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By AShearer
I should say, I ASSUME the battery is dead. The...

I should say, I ASSUME the battery is dead. The camera would not turn on no matter what. I tried turning it off and back on. Tried engaging the shutter release. So, I assume the battery is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-11-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,498
Posted By AShearer
For many of the reasons stated already, I don't...

For many of the reasons stated already, I don't think I would want it. More stuff to break down etc.

I use a couple of VR lenses on my Nikons and find them very effective in the right circumstances....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By AShearer
M8 Battery Life ?

Any observations on battery life yet?

My battery died already. I am at day 2 since a full charge and 69 shots. I did leave the camera on, but the auto power off is selected at 5 minutes.

I just...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 92
Views: 8,994
Posted By AShearer
Exactly: I just made this same point in the...

Exactly: I just made this same point in the thread about Michael Riechman. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31158&page=4
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-11-2006
Replies: 83
Views: 9,209
Posted By AShearer
After looking at the DP Review (I shoud say...

After looking at the DP Review (I shoud say Preview) note with interest done in Sept 06, where they said they were lucky enough to have an M8 to do this preview. Then their posting of the Leica...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 7,493
Posted By AShearer
Magnus; It's actually a G&L ASAT. As you...

Magnus;

It's actually a G&L ASAT. As you probably know, G&L was started by George Fullerton and Leo Fender after Fender was bought out by a big conglomerate. It's a fairly new one. I have an older...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 7,493
Posted By AShearer
I was wondering if sunlight in fact made this...

I was wondering if sunlight in fact made this problem appear. I can't make it show. The attached was taken in indirect sun.

The chair cushions have a black stripe, they are definitely synthetic....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
THanks. I'll give it a try. Nothing from Leica US...

THanks. I'll give it a try. Nothing from Leica US as of 8:00p.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
Jorge; Thanks. I know it should have been on the...

Jorge; Thanks. I know it should have been on the cd jacket ,but was not there. Leica has confirmed that some CD's went out without code labels. I'm now just waiting for a code by email.

I'm really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By AShearer
I had not read that about the D40? Didn't even...

I had not read that about the D40? Didn't even know there was to be a D40.

You're sure right about that 50mm prime though. That and the 35 f2 on a DSLR are great lenses for us amateurs.

Aren't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By AShearer
Wink Thanks. I'm in Alexandria, near DC. It's...

Thanks. I'm in Alexandria, near DC. It's actually a G&L ASAT, of course designed by Leo Fender and is really a Telecaster with better pu's.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
Is it possible that's because I'm in the States...

Is it possible that's because I'm in the States and emailed the US office? The response I got indicated the numbers had to come from Germany. I did include my serial number and the name of my dealer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,772
Posted By AShearer
Glad you're mostly okay. I wouldn't say you're...

Glad you're mostly okay. I wouldn't say you're well with those gashes. I can think of easier things to get whacked in the head with. The MP is hard and heavy!!

I'd say you dodged a bullet!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By AShearer
That reminds me! There's an article in Popphoto...

That reminds me! There's an article in Popphoto for Nov 06 about the latest iteration of the Fuji DSLR. The whole point of the article is that the Fuji because of a difference in the sensor DOES...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By AShearer
Likewise my Nikons. I use my D70s and D200,...

Likewise my Nikons. I use my D70s and D200, especially with flash and have taken a lot of shots. I've not seen this magenta cast or IR sensitivity in either camera.

But, as was said, the D1x did...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,192
Posted By AShearer
Black is Black(warning mediocre photos)

Extreme mundane photos I know, I have no idea if this is indeed a correct test or means anything, but I have posted these. In the one of the grill, it is faded black vinyl with, yes a purplish little...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By AShearer
John: Thanks. Do you find the standard card to...

John: Thanks. Do you find the standard card to be fast enough? I wonder, because right now I only have one 1 gig, Ultra II.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,903
Posted By AShearer
So far, I am seeing the same result. Auto WB...

So far, I am seeing the same result. Auto WB works well. Unlike my Nikons where normally a better result is obtained with manual settings, I say normally, because it's not always true. The AutoWB on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
I did find an email link for tech support. I...

I did find an email link for tech support. I emailed Leica and got a response very quickly +- 1 hour, that I they were aware some CDs went out without act codes and would be recieving this possibly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By AShearer
Nice looking shots Jorge. Great colors.

Nice looking shots Jorge. Great colors.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By AShearer
Change me from On Order to Own One. :) I'm...

Change me from On Order to Own One. :)

I'm pretty happy with it and getting happier as I learn to work with it.

The menu system and choices sure are simpler than the Nikons I own and Canons I have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
Ben: Thanks. I also had a similar issue with...

Ben: Thanks. I also had a similar issue with Sandisk CF card that came with Rescue Pro. It came with a mini-disc that I could not insert in my iMac. So, I emailed the software company and they gave...
Forum: RFF News 11-10-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 7,766
Posted By AShearer
I applaud this response in an open forum. It's...

I applaud this response in an open forum. It's unusual for a company to respond in a venue like this. Typically companies want to "control the pr environment".

Thank you for letting us know that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By AShearer
Capture One No Activation Code?

Has anybody else had this problem? I see some references to it on LUG but nothing here. My CD had no activation code on them. Apparently some packages were sent without codes.

I emailed Phase ONe,...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-10-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 10,832
Posted By AShearer
Okay: Here is my first post of a shot. The shirt...

Okay: Here is my first post of a shot. The shirt I am wearing is navy blue and is cotton, not synthetic.

WB is set to tungsten.


Not a happy camper.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-09-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 5,329
Posted By AShearer
I agree; this is not good PR for them. A lot...

I agree; this is not good PR for them. A lot depends on how they handle the fix and if customers are put to additional expense or serious inconvenience.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-09-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 5,329
Posted By AShearer
Red face I'm not happy about this, and I'm not happy about...

I'm not happy about this, and I'm not happy about filters. It's an added expense that we should not have to deal with. But, I will wait and see what Leica has to say. Apparently, at least according...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By AShearer
I have to agree with DavidH and add this: Even...

I have to agree with DavidH and add this:

Even though very late in doing so.

ferider: From my PAW - my 'Pick of the Week'. Just excellent.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/phot...hp?photo=48359
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2006
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,189
Posted By AShearer
Very nice outfit. Thanks for posting. Now I am...

Very nice outfit. Thanks for posting. Now I am convinced my chrome M8 is going to match up nicely withmy recent/new black lenses
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
Well my M8 arrives tomorrow according to UPS. So,...

Well my M8 arrives tomorrow according to UPS. So, I will see for myelf. It does certainly appear that there are some issues with image anomolies. I hope that either, it's limited to a few cameras or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,171
Posted By AShearer
Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed the photos...

Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed the photos immensely.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
I'm sure they fall in all categories, buyers,...

I'm sure they fall in all categories, buyers, non-buyers, pretenders, trolls. I'm certainly not being crticial of anyone who doesn't buy an M8, but comments on the product. As long as that comment is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By AShearer
Good point, but I doubt they will have have...

Good point, but I doubt they will have have anything close to mass appeal because, mainly due to MF and manual settings, except AP, they are more work than point and shoots and EvEN pro-sumer DSLR's....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By AShearer
Here are my picks...

Here are my picks

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=48300

The boxer -...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
Wow; There are some really good posts on this...

Wow; There are some really good posts on this thread. For the record, I agree with the notion that a consistently reproduceable problem that affects this camera is not acceptable. And, if it turns...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
Again. I agree, but how high? Expectations should...

Again. I agree, but how high? Expectations should be very high, but realistic. There are a lot of very smart people making very well reasoned and thought out claims and findings about the camera....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
Clay: I totally agree. And as I said, if it's a...

Clay: I totally agree. And as I said, if it's a widespread problem, I would expect Leica will fix it. We have every right to expect that.

I was really talking about people who have posted sour...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
I agree. There have been alot of reasoned posts...

I agree. There have been alot of reasoned posts about findings with the camera. I was really addressing the more outlandish trashing and sour grapes types.

I've seen the banding in posted shots. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-05-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,345
Posted By AShearer
Fantastic Expectations Unrealized

That's what much of this M8 debate seems to me. The expectations for what this camera would produce were, (in some cases) way too high. So much so as to be fantasy.

It's a digital capture device...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 5,438
Posted By AShearer
Can somebody please tell me about a consumer...

Can somebody please tell me about a consumer product that does not lose value from it's MSRP? I'd like to know so I can buy whatever it is.

The comparison's to computers are good ones. A LOT of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By AShearer
This is what I was hoping to see. This is the...

This is what I was hoping to see. This is the first shot I have seen that makes me think Leica right away. The first shot of the child has that range of contrast and sharp but not brittle look. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2006
Replies: 218
Views: 18,009
Posted By AShearer
After reading this thread, I'm feeling liike I...

After reading this thread, I'm feeling liike I don't have enough cameras :o

RF
Leica MP
Yashica GTN
Leca M8 < next week, I hope

SLRS
Nikon FE
Nikon D70s
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By AShearer
Larry Thanks for getting up so early and getting...

Larry

Thanks for getting up so early and getting these shots up. They look good! It looks like the trees are about peeked in Central Park?

Thanks again.
Forum: Off Topic 11-04-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By AShearer
Congratulations. I'm sure you'll fill the days...

Congratulations. I'm sure you'll fill the days with lots of fun things to do. I'm about 4 years away and starting to strategize a little about what I'm going to do with my free time!

Best wishes.
AS
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By AShearer
[QUOTE=Bob Ross]Hi Alan, I've never used one, but...

[QUOTE=Bob Ross]Hi Alan,
I've never used one, but they do have ones that fit the 2.5" screens. Other that shading the light, personally I think one might get in the way on the M8, since the ISO & EV...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By AShearer
This is a great idea, but how do you get it sized...

This is a great idea, but how do you get it sized to fit? These all seem to be made to fit specific DSLRS?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,723
Posted By AShearer
Nope: I have one and its not convenient at all....

Nope: I have one and its not convenient at all. It's much flimsier than the Lowe Pro and doesn't have good organization, extra pockets etc. Nice looking but non-functional.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-03-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By AShearer
Amazing and exciting. What a fantasy to be in...

Amazing and exciting. What a fantasy to be in that rarified group.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2006
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,189
Posted By AShearer
Roland. Thanks It's between this and the 50 lux...

Roland. Thanks

It's between this and the 50 lux for me. I like using both for different looks of course.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,567
Posted By AShearer
Good deal! Congratulations. Chrome or Black?

Good deal! Congratulations.

Chrome or Black?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By AShearer
Larry No, I called Eric, after seeing the news...

Larry

No, I called Eric, after seeing the news on here about Tony shipping. He said they expect them in the shop on Friday but don't know how many they will get out the door that day.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-01-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By AShearer
M8's to arrive at Tamarkin Friday

Spoke to Eric today. He expects 37 M8's friday. I will get one of these even though I was somewhat late in putting my name on the list, because I elected to go with chrome. I have no idea what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2006
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,189
Posted By AShearer
Not very exotic or vintage but here's my black MP...

Not very exotic or vintage but here's my black MP with ASPH 28
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-31-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 6,259
Posted By AShearer
Hey Jorge! That's good news. Tony's great to...

Hey Jorge! That's good news. Tony's great to deal with as you know. I bought 2 coded, ASPH lenses from Tony. Great guy to work with.

My M8 order is with Tamarkin. I certainly hope to he hearing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By AShearer
Bob That would be an interesting fact. I...

Bob

That would be an interesting fact. I suspect most are first time RF buyers. I did spend a fair amount of time talking to a nice guy who owns a Dlux-1 and was showing me the 16:9 pic's and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By AShearer
Leica Days in Montreal

My wife and I went to Montreal this past weekend to celebrate 28 years, thank you.

I had seen the Leica Day announcement for Cameta, but honestly did not think I would get there, not suspecting the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 5,046
Posted By AShearer
I'm on the list at Tamarkin. I was told the same...

I'm on the list at Tamarkin. I was told the same as Bob that the cameras will hit the docks 11-15. Add about two weeks for processing, shipping etc.

I have no idea what number I am on the list,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By AShearer
Montreal, CA 10-28

My wife and I spent the weekend in Montreal for our annviersary. Although the weather was awful, it's still a great city to walk around.

I am not making this up. On Saturday I walked past a shop...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 3,637
Posted By AShearer
Definitely not OOF.

Definitely not OOF.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-23-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 10,273
Posted By AShearer
I've learned in 28 years of marriage. It is...

I've learned in 28 years of marriage. It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.;) BUT. In this case, better not to ask at all.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-23-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By AShearer
Not sure if I'm late doing this but here...

Not sure if I'm late doing this but here...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 4,809
Posted By AShearer
This is absolutely correct. If one were starting...

This is absolutely correct. If one were starting out new, the cost of the body vs. Canon's Mark1, $7,000 or Nikon D2x $4700, would be less or the same as the M8. Pro glass for these is less on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2006
Replies: 132
Views: 6,903
Posted By AShearer
[QUOTE=Stephanie Brim]Nikon FE and 50/1.4 AI...

[QUOTE=Stephanie Brim]Nikon FE and 50/1.4 AI Nikkor. I'm most likely about to be paying more than I want to for one again shortly because I need something that can focus closer than my rangefinder. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By AShearer
There's a 28 2.8 ASPH Elmarit that is new. It is...

There's a 28 2.8 ASPH Elmarit that is new. It is quite a bit smaller than the 35 ASPH Cron. According to Popflash, not here until the end of October. I have a 35 f2. I have not seen a 28 2.8 ASPH...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2006
Replies: 1,035
Views: 268,971
Posted By AShearer
Thank you?

Thank you?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By AShearer
I'm just confused, period. :(

I'm just confused, period. :(
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By AShearer
Perhaps in the US, we'll have the camera for the...

Perhaps in the US, we'll have the camera for the Thanksgiving holiday!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By AShearer
Thanks for the tip on the manual Bob. Good to...

Thanks for the tip on the manual Bob. Good to know we're hearing the same story around the country.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
Posted By AShearer
Anaanda and iml, thank you for choosing my...

Anaanda and iml, thank you for choosing my pictures.

Lots of great stuff here.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By AShearer
Snapper: Your photos on your pbase gallery are...

Snapper: Your photos on your pbase gallery are wonderful. What gear do you mainly use?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By AShearer
M8's 11-15

For what it's worth, I spoke to Eric at Tamarkin today. He told me they expected their first batch of M8's on or about 11-15. Since I was on the list, I gave him the credit card info to lock in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By AShearer
That would be funny if it wasn't so obviously a...

That would be funny if it wasn't so obviously a ripoff
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By AShearer
[QUOTE=AndyPiper]I will guarantee that real M8...

[QUOTE=AndyPiper]I will guarantee that real M8 files read: "Leica Camera AG" as the manufacturer and "M8 digital camera" as the model. The camera makers can write in any character string they want,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 2,742
Posted By AShearer
Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home. It stays on my...

Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home. It stays on my shoulder, it's cheap and it doesn't scream "camera". Perfect for leica body with lens and two other lenses. I have one of those couplers, which is now...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,008
Posted By AShearer
Interesting. These are .Jpgs, which doesn't...

Interesting. These are .Jpgs, which doesn't answer the DNG file question. The EXIF data refers to the Camera Model as "M8 Digital Camera" . That's a little strange. Example: When I use my Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By AShearer
If you're weird, so am I. I have a black paint...

If you're weird, so am I. I have a black paint MP and I am taking reasonable precautions to protect the finish. Reasonable defined as things that make NO difference in my shooting routine. Is use a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By AShearer
Thanks all for the advice. All good ideas. My...

Thanks all for the advice. All good ideas.

My Gallery

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=6015
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By AShearer
How to get more critiques on my gallery

I saw a thread on this the other day, but can't find it now.

I am posting my pictures to Members Gallery. I am getting some views but very few comments.

I really am looking for constructive...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-12-2006
Replies: 845
Views: 210,219
Posted By AShearer
Here's one

Or two taken with my GTN and Fuji Superia
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 5,397
Posted By AShearer
This Crop factor BS is getting old. A lot of...

This Crop factor BS is getting old. A lot of mis-information. Seeming to be an easy target for pot stirrers who like to fire people up on a forum.

A LOT of pros use Nikon's D2 series with great...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2006
Replies: 1,035
Views: 268,971
Posted By AShearer
Well. It's very nice. I wonder too why people...

Well. It's very nice. I wonder too why people aren't in general more organized < Like me :-). If I saw a used silver MP at a bargain, I would buy it. I like my black one so much, but I am a little...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2006
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,676
Posted By AShearer
My contribution to this fun thread. I tried,...

My contribution to this fun thread. I tried, really hard to get the steam off the coffee, but my D70 just wouldn't resolve it.

MP with 28 ASPH Cron, Yashica GT. and Gunter
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-08-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 5,397
Posted By AShearer
[QUOTE] EDITED TO SAVE SPACE. Well Said! Most...

[QUOTE] EDITED TO SAVE SPACE.

Well Said! Most of the points I was going to make (However less eloquently my writing would have been) before I saw this response.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2006
Replies: 1,035
Views: 268,971
Posted By AShearer
That's fantastic. I love MP's . If it weren't...

That's fantastic. I love MP's . If it weren't financially crazy, I would have a silver one in addition to my black.

What's the lens? I can't tell from the photo.

Is it new?

Congrats!!!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2006
Replies: 1,035
Views: 268,971
Posted By AShearer
New Coded lenses!

Look what I got. All coded ready for the M8 .

From Tony Rose. He's the best!

A 28 ASPH Summi and a 50 1.4 ASPH.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2006
Replies: 76
Views: 4,768
Posted By AShearer
[QUOTE=Stephanie Brim]No, this isn't about the...

[QUOTE=Stephanie Brim]No, this isn't about the bag itself...it's about what you'd put in it.

Everyday, everywhere lately my Yashica GT has been in my car.

Walkabout. I'm fortunate (at least I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 4,140
Posted By AShearer
I don't claim to know where the money is, just...

I don't claim to know where the money is, just remarking on the concept of zoning advertising.

It seems no pattern has developed yet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By AShearer
Thanks all Good advice. I've already read some...

Thanks all

Good advice. I've already read some posts on a forum. I will try CNET ratings also.

What about site building software templates? I'm not HTML savvy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By AShearer
Good Web hosting recommendations?

I am currently using iWeb and .Mac as my webhost and front end for page design. This is very limiting. For example, I can only put three photos on a page template. There does not seem to be a way to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 4,140
Posted By AShearer
You don't have the correct demographics. ...

You don't have the correct demographics. Magazine advertising is "zoned" now by demographics. It wouldn't surprise me if the M8 ad only appeared in NG headed for the coasts, the large cities i.e....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,803
Posted By AShearer
Confused by Edwin

To quote Mr. Putts

"The 1.33 factor for the reduction in angle of view (also referred to as crop factor) is of course reflected in the frame-lines being used. When putting the 24mm on the body, it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By AShearer
I'm curious about this? I'm not debating it. ...

I'm curious about this? I'm not debating it. Has the RD-1 depreciated? Certainly, DSLR's do lose some value initially, then the curve flattens out ala Nikon D2H or even D2x, but look at the...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By AShearer
Prices on these?

I wonder; What's the concensus price that should be paid for a GTN? Mine was $102 on eBay. I'm okay with that since it's in great shape, but I do notice that chrome ones tend to be $50-$60?

AS
Forum: Yashica RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By AShearer
Size and weight doesn't bother me. I was just a...

Size and weight doesn't bother me. I was just a little surprised, as most people seem to call them "My little Yashica" and so on. I had never seen one in person until I opened the box.

Looking...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By AShearer
Well. I did buy it on eBay last week. $102, which...

Well. I did buy it on eBay last week. $102, which is almost twice what most of the chromes sell for. Somebody wanted it almost as bad as I did, because the bidding went right to the end.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-14-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By AShearer
Thanks all. i'm enjoying. One thing I'm...

Thanks all.

i'm enjoying.

One thing I'm wondering. I notice that pushing the shutter release half way gets the over/slow lights, unless the exposure is correct, but there's no indicatiion in the...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-13-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,572
Posted By AShearer
Joined the Yashica Crowd Today

The all black GT arrived today. It's my first Yashica. I have another one, silver GSN coming. I accidentally won two of the them on eBay.

The GT is in perfect condition. I got a battery adaptor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,196
Posted By AShearer
I'll be very happy to do this for the Forum,...

I'll be very happy to do this for the Forum, since shutter sound issues pop up quite frequently here, myself included. Give me about another ten days (hopefully less), and any suggestions are most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By AShearer
I get one or two of those FAKE second chance...

I get one or two of those FAKE second chance offers almost every time I bid on a Leica body or lens. The quick check is, that the user name is not the same as the original seller, on some of them....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By AShearer
Nice; wow. My GAS is percolating again. Thanks...

Nice; wow. My GAS is percolating again.

Thanks for posting. Great shot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,238
Posted By AShearer
I like your shots! . I'm reminded of how I was...

I like your shots! . I'm reminded of how I was struck when I first used my Leica. I may have to try one of those CV lenses.
Ignore all twits, and please keep posting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By AShearer
Yep. Fender does the same thing, like a Replica...

Yep. Fender does the same thing, like a Replica 52 Telecaster, that sells for $400 more than a standard USA model? Weird.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 5,427
Posted By AShearer
This is bizarre! I have a new black paint MP and...

This is bizarre! I have a new black paint MP and I'm being careful NOT to wear the paint off!!!!!.

Am I mal-adjusted?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
I think that's an idea that has merit!!!:D

I think that's an idea that has merit!!!:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
I've since been educated about pandas, but I...

I've since been educated about pandas, but I think as wdb said, the serial number is wrong.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
I should be more careful in looking at stuff...

I should be more careful in looking at stuff before I bid!! Fortunately somebody out bid me and the at best, questionable panda is now over $1,000.

AS
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
That's a soft release screw in that is available...

That's a soft release screw in that is available from the Leica Forum if I remember correctly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
Glad to give you something to make your 200th...

Glad to give you something to make your 200th post about!!!

Thanks again. It appears to be a Panda, but there is still one glitch in the engraving on the back top plate. Probably an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
You're right and thanks for the link. But,...

You're right and thanks for the link.

But, according to Steve's chart the rear top panel engraving on this one is incorrect, or Steve's chart is incorrect?

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
Now that I look again, one of the other shots...

Now that I look again, one of the other shots clearly shows the ss dial is black. You're right it must be a Panda. How about that? The Seller didn't list it as such.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
Sorry; Just noticed the link in your post. One...

Sorry; Just noticed the link in your post. One difference the Panda on Stephen's site has a black shutter speed dial, this one appears to be chrome or silver and is really hard to see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
You may be right. I'll h ave to find a picture of...

You may be right. I'll h ave to find a picture of a Panda. THanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By AShearer
You can buy a 50 Lux-M at Tamarkin in Mint for...

You can buy a 50 Lux-M at Tamarkin in Mint for $1,399. Which is actually not a GREAT price, but a fair price.

How much is the black paint worth?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By AShearer
Is this M6 Real and/or does it have mix/match parts?

Help
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&item=220023236613&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1

I am the current high bidder on this, but all of a sudden I'm looking at it and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By AShearer
Is this M6 Real and/or does it have mix/match parts?

Help

I am the current high bidder on this, but all of a sudden I'm looking at it and I see a couple things I wonder about.

1.) The film advance lever (not the thumb bob) looks black.

2.) The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By AShearer
Go with Tony. You will get new, USA plus rebate,...

Go with Tony. You will get new, USA plus rebate, plus Passport at a great price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,510
Posted By AShearer
What Ben Z said about the paint finish is true. I...

What Ben Z said about the paint finish is true. I have a black paint MP and I'm very concious of the delicacy. But, you can purchase a chrome MP. If you can go new for not much more than used +...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By AShearer
Mike: Exactly the point. It surprised me too. I...

Mike: Exactly the point. It surprised me too. I tend to be highly technical, as many of us are. However, the knowledge that Leica bodies are technically and mechanically excellent and neither has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By AShearer
Brief recount of a recent purchase

Or; how I changed my mind in mid-purchase.

I recently had the good fortune to be in NYC picking up my son, who had just finished his internship. What better to do than visit Tamarkin? For those who...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By AShearer
Well: As Mike well knows, I am Alan Shearer, but...

Well: As Mike well knows, I am Alan Shearer, but not THE Alan Shearer. If it helps, I'm not into football either (what we call football). I do like soccer somewhat though.

Welcome. Very nice set...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
Wasn't aware of the upgrade possibility. Thank...

Wasn't aware of the upgrade possibility. Thank you!

Point taken on 1 and 3, total irrationality.

I have found that tilting helps, but it gives me an excuse?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
I am really betwixt. I put myself on a wait list...

I am really betwixt. I put myself on a wait list for an M8 (or whatever it ends up being called), but I'm not really sure that makes sense. My rational for the M7 is 1.) I have a real chrome thing!!...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2006
Replies: 127
Views: 6,687
Posted By AShearer
I use two digital SLRs for much of what I do. I...

I use two digital SLRs for much of what I do. I got a wild hair several months ago and decided to put a film set up together. So; I bought an old Nikon FE for $75 in really perfect condition. Most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
Thanks. This is good to know. In case I cave...

Thanks. This is good to know. In case I cave soon:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
Thanks all. I noticed the same problem with KB....

Thanks all.

I noticed the same problem with KB. Out of business explains it!

Tony seems to have the best price, unless you take a risk with a private seller.

Thanks again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
Thank you. No, I'm not related, nor AM I that...

Thank you. No, I'm not related, nor AM I that Alan Shearer. But, I do get that question all the time. Actually got me a free dinner in Paris once?

$2275 is an amazing price. I'm considering an M7...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By AShearer
Question What's the best price?

Hi: Newbie here.

What's the best price you have seen for a NEW, USA M7? Is it pretty much controlled pricing by Leica for their dealers?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By AShearer
Thank you Ray.

Thank you Ray.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By AShearer
GAS , I knew. Us Nikonians (one of my alter egos)...

GAS , I knew. Us Nikonians (one of my alter egos) have it too.

But, FSU, I had wondered about. Great!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By AShearer
The internet never ceases to amaze

The internet never ceases to amaze
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By AShearer
Thank you.! I can be an MF sometimes

Thank you.!

I can be an MF sometimes
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By AShearer
Acronyms I don't know

Being new to this forum and RF's in general, there are a ton of acronyms I don't know.

Some are easy to figure out. i.e. SLR, DSLR, MF, AF etc.

Some have me baffled: e.g. DR Summicron?

Can...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-14-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 4,613
Posted By AShearer
So far Film = RF Lecia M6 about 25%, Nikon FE...

So far Film = RF Lecia M6 about 25%, Nikon FE 10%

The other 65% Nion D200.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,950
Posted By AShearer
Photos will be forthcoming. It is from 12/2003 as...

Photos will be forthcoming. It is from 12/2003 as I said in my other reply. You're dead on your dates.

Thanks again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,950
Posted By AShearer
Arrived this evening

It is from 12/2003. At least that's the date filled in by the former owner from Gautier NJ. It is, or course the modern, compact model.

I would challenge anyone to distinguish this from new out of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,950
Posted By AShearer
You're right

You're correct it is 397xxxx. I don't have it in my hands yet. I ordered it from Tamarkin. It should come today . It's definitey as you described. Mint according to Eric at Tamarkin.

I feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,950
Posted By AShearer
Oh no! Not already

First: Hello. I'm very new to this forum. I bought my M6 about two weeks ago along with a 50 Summicron f2.

Yesterday, I bought a 90 Elmarit f2.8 serail 38xxxx, in mint condition, box case and...
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