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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By usccharles
thanks leica :)

leica does listen!

posted this a year ago:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46573

i was only thinking about a min-shutter-setting, but others also mentioned an auto shift in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-31-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
thanks joshua :)

thanks joshua :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By usccharles
i have both MP and M8. i love my M8, but until a...

i have both MP and M8. i love my M8, but until a 'full-frame' digital M shows up, i will always be using my MP. some lenses just need to be taken at full-frame to fully enjoy what the lens was made...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2283/2511119360_450...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2283/2511119360_4503770cc1_o.jpg

sante fe trail, kansas
m8
28/2 cron
:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
nevada http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/24587...

nevada


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2458756548_d5103f1da4_o.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 04-16-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By usccharles
GPS system. great idea. thanks.

GPS system. great idea. thanks.
Forum: Off Topic 04-16-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By usccharles
U.S. roadtrip

hello~

three week break. planning to rent a car and go on a road trip with my camera and i. either start from NY or LA.

can anybody make any recommendations on a good itinerary? or any goo d...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
hello~ M8 28 cron some where in...

hello~

M8
28 cron
some where in Korea
;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2393084874_83180257bc_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-25-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By usccharles
in terms of wide lenses, i find leica glass have...

in terms of wide lenses, i find leica glass have less distortion than its other brand counterparts.

one of my favorite lenses is the CV 40mm/1.4, due to its small size. its also dang sharp. but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
dogs love snow

iso 1250
28.2.8
;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2290924795_8d5caca14b_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 1,821
Posted By usccharles
nice photos. nice lens. would change title to...

nice photos. nice lens.

would change title to 'urban asian neighborhood' or something other, perhaps? i have to agree that that aint really poverty. most people in asia live in concrete apartments...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
nocti iso...

nocti
iso 320
;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2223784992_75569c8c41_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 3,341
Posted By usccharles
here is a quick and dirty jpeg/raw comparison i...

here is a quick and dirty jpeg/raw comparison i did a while back

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m8-forum/40749-dng-vs-jpeg-sharpness.html

i use jpegs for 80% of all my photo needs,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
the niece 35 lux iso...

the niece

35 lux
iso 320

;)

http://images33.fotki.com/v1069/photos/2/236102/4660705/20071223_NY_147_e1-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
chuck close at the Met, NY 35 summilux iso...

chuck close at the Met, NY
35 summilux
iso 640

;)

http://images31.fotki.com/v1051/photos/2/236102/4660705/20071224_NY_156_e-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By usccharles
if it focuses sharp at wide open, it wouldn't...

if it focuses sharp at wide open, it wouldn't matter light or dark. i find rangefinder focusing highly accurate and easy to do in dark. maybe its the eyes that need checking rather than the camera...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By usccharles
did you check your focus for front/back focus...

did you check your focus for front/back focus issues?
its a great lens to use on the M8 and many will tell you its the best all around lens
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By usccharles
will do~ ;)

will do~ ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By usccharles
holy smokes.... ok you win. i've never used...

holy smokes.... ok you win. i've never used popflash before... and lookie at all those pretty 75/1.4 lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By usccharles
50 summarit in stock at BH 12/22/07 8.26pmET

just FYI for anyone interested

i just picked off the 75, out of stock now...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By usccharles
i second that :) i dropped the camera,...

i second that :)

i dropped the camera, actually, i fell on my face on to the sidewalk with my M8 and 50lux asph on my neck. camera dinged all over with brass showing. 50 lux with a dented hood. ...
Forum: Photo Software 12-18-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By usccharles
CS3 should i do it?

Hi,

I'm using CS2 currently. my main use is the Raw converter, and then image adjustment with levels, curves, color balance, etc and not much more. I'm very contempt with my CS2 and wasn't...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 8,747
Posted By usccharles
if you want small size and good general purpose,...

if you want small size and good general purpose, cant go wrong with 28/2.8

but personally, even though i love the 28 and its small size, i find it alittle too slow for use as an all around lens...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-13-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,887
Posted By usccharles
hi user profile 1: for regular use iso 160 DNG +...

hi

user profile 1: for regular use
iso 160
DNG + JPEG Fine
contrast normal
saturation normal
sharpening off

user profile 2: for available light
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
my god he looks scary~! nice picture ^^

my god he looks scary~!

nice picture ^^
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-06-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
how to levitate water.. 75 lux wide open...

how to levitate water..

75 lux wide open ;)

http://images31.fotki.com/v1056/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000072_e-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By usccharles
thanks for the advice guys. will leave...

thanks for the advice guys. will leave sharpening to the end. ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By usccharles
to in-camera sharpen or not to sharpen

Is it better to shoot with in-camera sharpening or without? depending on the setting, i usually sharpen from low to standard for my in-camera jpegs.

but if i also usually do alittle sharpening on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
Wheeew~ finally got my M8 back from the shop! ...

Wheeew~ finally got my M8 back from the shop! had to get all my lenses calibrated, Again (idiot me dropped the camera) :) been waiting for 2 months!

me doggie
iso 1250
Nokton...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By usccharles
that would be two lenses :p

that would be two lenses :p
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-22-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By usccharles
i think all 50mm lens current and past have their...

i think all 50mm lens current and past have their own pluses and minuses, but if your 'optimum quality' includes sharpness and available light shootworty, yo u really can't get any better than the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,346
Posted By usccharles
clap clap clap clap clap clap clap ~! congrats...

clap clap clap clap clap clap clap ~!

congrats tim!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 4,888
Posted By usccharles
had both 75 lux and cron. recently sold the cron...

had both 75 lux and cron. recently sold the cron because although both lenses are great, i always lean towards the lux when its time to take the camera out. the lux is an absolute gem wide open. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
i like it much better too. makes the horse more...

i like it much better too. makes the horse more contrasty and dramatic without the colors in my opinion :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By usccharles
i use AWB 10 percent of the time. usually when...

i use AWB 10 percent of the time. usually when the lighting conditions are clear to me, cloudy, sunlight, tungstun, etc. i use the preprogrammed WB settings in the camera. its much better that ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
thanks etrigan. FYI i'm using your What The Duck...

thanks etrigan. FYI i'm using your What The Duck picture as my profile picture in some of the photo sites here in korea. thanks ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
really? it shows here.. is it still not showing...

really? it shows here.. is it still not showing (there are 3 total)

thanks ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images23.fotki.com/v763/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images23.fotki.com/v763/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000034_e-vi.jpg

http://images29.fotki.com/v1035/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000026_e-vi.jpg

http://images28.fotki.com/v1028/photos/2/236102/466...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-07-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images27.fotki.com/v1024/photos/2/236102/46...

http://images27.fotki.com/v1024/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000006_e-vi.jpg

http://images29.fotki.com/v1036/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000043_e-vi.jpg

http://images30.fotki.com/v1037/photos/2/236102/46...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images27.fotki.com/v1022/photos/2/236102/46...

http://images27.fotki.com/v1022/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000173_eeE-vi.jpg

noctilux

^^
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By usccharles
i think once you take it in the shop and get it...

i think once you take it in the shop and get it adjusted, you will be fine.

i've had to have all my lenses calibrated at one time or another. i think it is just inevitable for fast lenses, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-26-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images28.fotki.com/v1030/photos/2/236102/46...

http://images28.fotki.com/v1030/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000160_eE-vi.jpg

noctilux

with my new thumbs up model 1

loving life ^^
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By usccharles
thread didn't match?? how odd.. thanks for the...

thread didn't match?? how odd.. thanks for the tip :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By usccharles
whoa, i didn't know leica made a 43mm. thank you~

whoa, i didn't know leica made a 43mm. thank you~
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,270
Posted By usccharles
i have the same problem. but it doesn't happen...

i have the same problem. but it doesn't happen all the time, and when it does happen, its iso1250 and 2500 and underexposed. it only happens about 5% of my shots to i just live with it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By usccharles
IR cut filter for 40mm nokton?

hi,

tried searching here and google but i'm not finding it.

is there a IR filter available for 40mm voigtlander 1.4 Nokton?

thanks

charles
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,277
Posted By usccharles
i think if you look at things from an objective...

i think if you look at things from an objective point of view, the review is correct. the M8 is really a poor camera in terms of its price and functions considering how much wiz bang all the other...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,158
Posted By usccharles
puhahahaha!:p

puhahahaha!:p
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,158
Posted By usccharles
http://images27.fotki.com/v1022/photos/2/236102/46...

http://images27.fotki.com/v1022/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000020_e-vi.jpg

he's a lab. and that's not him sleeping either. thats him trying to ignore me. because i just woke him up :o
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,158
Posted By usccharles
you know M8 shutter is loud when..

when i try to take a picture of my dog sleeping and he jerks up awake at the sound of the shutter...

he was so startled, i felt so bad.

RD-1, 20D, 5D, R6.2, Rollei 35, Hexar RF, Lomo, M6TTL,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By usccharles
sorry, let me clarify. i usually use a UV filter...

sorry, let me clarify. i usually use a UV filter on all my lenses as protection against scratches on the lens glass, but with some of my lenses, i don't have UV filters. I only have IR filters. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By usccharles
B/W film and IR Filter, ok?

hi,

m8 is in the shop for alittle tuning, so i'm taking out my hexar rf tomorrow with some b/w film. do i need to remove the IR filter or is that okay with B/W film?

thank you~
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 6,178
Posted By usccharles
i just ordered!! tim says it ships out monday ...

i just ordered!! tim says it ships out monday heeeheeehee

!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By usccharles
then there would be no picture! :bang: silly...

then there would be no picture! :bang:

silly is good i tell you!! :p
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By usccharles
one bad thing about nocti. shoot it wide open...

one bad thing about nocti.

shoot it wide open with a filter on (IR or UV) at night. any strong light source, i.e. street lamps, will bounce off the filter and ghost pretty bad in your picture in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-11-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By usccharles
MEETOO~ :D

MEETOO~

:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-11-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By usccharles
not to make your decision any harder, but have...

not to make your decision any harder, but have you also considered the 75/1.4? if you are looking for subject isolation, the 75, i believe is just as, or even more so, amazing as the nocti, and it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By usccharles
"Min Shutter Speed Option" would, it think fit...

"Min Shutter Speed Option" would, it think fit better in our 2.5 inch screen ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By usccharles
Leica don't listen to these people. most people...

Leica don't listen to these people. most people really want this option in the next firmware i promise!! :D listen to meee!!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By usccharles
i understand more is sometimes less, but...

i understand more is sometimes less, but seriously, when do you ever go to 1 second or more when you are handholding your camera?? my limit for shutter speed comfort handheld is 1/4 sec. i think it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,703
Posted By usccharles
Min Shutter Speed Setting Option. WHAT SAY U LEICA??

ok what do you guys think of this new setting in the next Firmware Update?

Min Shutter Speed Setting in Aperture Priority

in Aperture Priority Mode, have a setting available so that you can set the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 4,824
Posted By usccharles
I moved to Korea from the US almost 4 years ago. ...

I moved to Korea from the US almost 4 years ago. and honestly, when i was still living in the States, i never really noticed people were 'fat' or 'big' or whatever you want to call it.

but i take...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 4,824
Posted By usccharles
americans are overweight because they eat too...

americans are overweight because they eat too much

don't blame the pizza! :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By usccharles
so... then my only comparison is what? RD-1? ...

so... then my only comparison is what? RD-1? well in that sense the M8 has by far the best digital rangefinder sensor in the world. period.

which is true... i guess.

wow, that actually does...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By usccharles
mr. gabriel, you have given me new hope with you...

mr. gabriel, you have given me new hope with you examples!

i will go experiment more. really impressed with the noise performance in all your photos. :o
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By usccharles
i meant pictures taken at night. in the dark. ...

i meant pictures taken at night. in the dark. your iso 1250 shot doesn't count. it has plenty of light. but i have to say your 2500 shot is gorgeous and i'm really impressed by the lack of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By usccharles
I Hate M8 Noise

I love my M8 i do.

love it enough that i have sold all my canon 5d + gazillion lenses and i haven't looked back once.

but you know its been over 6 months now with my M8 and here is what i hate the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By usccharles
i'm really looking forward to reviews on these...

i'm really looking forward to reviews on these lenses. these summarits are so small! the 75/2.5 is the size of a 50mm lux. just awesome for discreet street work i think. and the 35/50mms are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By usccharles
prices on the new summarits?

sorry if this is already been asked around.

anyone know where i can find approx prices on the new summarit lenses?

thanks
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By usccharles
i have the leica 1.25x. great for 50mm 75mm...

i have the leica 1.25x.

great for 50mm 75mm lines. i didn't think it would really make a difference but it helps alot in getting that extra accuracy in focus

cheers

charles
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By usccharles
i just got it. works great with the 50 and 75mm...

i just got it. works great with the 50 and 75mm frame lines

but its still no 1:1 viewing. RD-1 really had that part done nice
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By usccharles
sweet! thanks :) clicking the purchase button...

sweet!

thanks

:)

clicking the purchase button right now~
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By usccharles
hi, i went to RD-1 to M8 mainly because of the...

hi,

i went to RD-1 to M8 mainly because of the crop factor. coming from shooting full frame, 1.6x crop factor is a big minus. there are some really nice lenses that create beautiful bokeh and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By usccharles
this SD card works on M8??

hi

trying to order SD cards...

does this work on M8?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/430883-REG/Sandisk_SDSDPH2048_2GB_Ultra_II_SD.html

2GB Ultra II SD PLUS, Secure Digital (SD) Card/USB...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-14-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By usccharles
if you don't mind film, can i recommend a film...

if you don't mind film, can i recommend a film rangefinder first? they are pretty cheap for your budget, maybe a Hexar RF or even a new voigtlander RF body is only a few hundred US dollars. buy a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
yeah i know, but i'm really getting into shooting...

yeah i know, but i'm really getting into shooting people out in the streets, and the 75 puts a nice distance between me and the subject.

the 50, i donno, i just really enjoy the frame line it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
AAAAGHH!!! you guys are driving me more...

AAAAGHH!!!

you guys are driving me more nutts!!!

j/k heehee

thanks for the comments all of you

i'm leaning towards the 50 lux and 75 cron for now and the 15mm on the RD-1 OR on my Hexar...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
whoa.. thats an awesome quote. thanks

whoa..

thats an awesome quote.

thanks
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
i wish life was so easy!! :bang: thank you for...

i wish life was so easy!! :bang:

thank you for the comment. i really want to do what you say, instead for me i would take the 50lux instead of the 35 lux.

but seriously, each lens is so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
thanks for the comment eric. i'm actually...

thanks for the comment eric.

i'm actually closest to your idea right now. just considering between the 35lux or the 50 lux. but your 75 cron comment is dead on with my thinking too. i love my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By usccharles
HELP what lens should i take??

ok before i start, i'm really trying not to brag about my lenses, so please don't flame me :)

i have a 3 week vacation coming up and i don't know what to take and i want my load as light as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,543
Posted By usccharles
you should find a good camera shop that carries...

you should find a good camera shop that carries used leica gear. i love new things too but leica gear is so durable, its pretty ridiculous to buy new stuff when there are plenty of the same items,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,360
Posted By usccharles
if you want a leica to keep for a long time, can...

if you want a leica to keep for a long time, can i recomment a MP or maybe a M6? Less electronics and more mechanics. the thing about the M7 and M8 are that they are both highly electrical, albeit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By usccharles
Push RAW or shoot high iso?

i could have sworn i asked this yesterday but now its gone...

you think its better to shoot something at high ISO say 1250, 2500

or

shoot low ISO, underexpose, and 'push' the exposure during RAW...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By usccharles
i don't have the 90/cron but by far my favorite...

i don't have the 90/cron but by far my favorite lens for street is my 75/lux :)
sorry i know you're looking for one so i have to tease with a picture :)

picking my camera up from the shop today! ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By usccharles
i think that was a very good honest review. i...

i think that was a very good honest review. i have noticed the same issues/differences with the in-machine jpegs and the processed RAW files but really haven't been able to pit what the differences...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By usccharles
All the time except on my noctilux and 15mm...

All the time

except on my noctilux and 15mm heliar.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
its just not the same you know... lomo and...

its just not the same you know...

lomo and rollei shots are just something you can't get with modern lenses. with proper postprocessing (which i'm very lacking in) i guess you can get the same...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
WHOAAaa so many choices! Thanks for all your...

WHOAAaa so many choices! Thanks for all your comments~

i'm gonna have to go to a vintage shop and window shop awhile :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
another question: if i get an LTM lens, say a...

another question: if i get an LTM lens, say a J12 35mm, what adaptor do i use to mount this on my M8, and does the focus work? or will this be like my 15mm heliar where i have to guess focus? can...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
thanks for the link to fedka. very informative...

thanks for the link to fedka. very informative site :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
thanks for your recommends. i will research...

thanks for your recommends. i will research these :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
I've never tried or owned a FSU lens. any...

I've never tried or owned a FSU lens. any tips/links/revies i can go to learn more? googling away right now...

thanks
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-28-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By usccharles
Help me find a Lens for my M8!

any recommendations on a lens betwee 35mm and 50mm that creates soft snapshop like images? older lenses or new lenses, preferrably small.

most of all my new lenses are the newer generation Asph...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By usccharles
well if it looks good to the person who took it,...

well if it looks good to the person who took it, its a good photo in my book.

throw your criterias in the trash and shoot what pleases your eyes. its more fun that way :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By usccharles
i think the one of the main reasons people get...

i think the one of the main reasons people get into m8's (atleast for me) is to be able to use my film RF lenses on it, and the fact that the lenses can go back and forth between my film and digital...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
my niece at 100 days old. 50...

my niece at 100 days old. 50 lux

http://images25.fotki.com/v952/photos/2/236102/4660705/07222007_Jimin100day_239_e-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By usccharles
i think they're churning them out as fast as they...

i think they're churning them out as fast as they can.. its just that the M8 has brought a revival in lens purchases. 50/lux 35/lux 28/2.8 are probably the 3 hardest lenses to acquire these days
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By usccharles
are you guys speaking english?? i remember a...

are you guys speaking english??

i remember a quote from the greatest movie ever made, Days of Thunder:

"a screw here, a screw there, I just don't know!"

"but how can that be??"

"I don't know,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images26.fotki.com/v939/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images26.fotki.com/v939/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000022_e-vi.jpg

50 lux

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By usccharles
ok that was way smarter sounding than my...

ok that was way smarter sounding than my explanation :)

thanks jaapv
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By usccharles
hi philipp, thats not entirely true. its...

hi philipp,

thats not entirely true. its because film isn't completely flat like a digital sensor when a picture is taken. the film plane will have slight variences in curvature which will give...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By usccharles
for some reason i felt like leica was recognizing...

for some reason i felt like leica was recognizing that their old calibration methods with film RFs weren't as accurate on the M8, because the sensor gives no flex with critical focus as film did, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By usccharles
older the lens, more backfocus

my two newest lenses, 50 lux and 28 elmarit (both came six bit coded) are dead on in their focus, but my older lenses 75 lux and 35 lux both have bad backfocus, the former being older and more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 33,349
Posted By usccharles
you would think that Leica would sponsor movies...

you would think that Leica would sponsor movies like this and give scarlett an MP/M7/M8 rather than an M6Classic. not to say that M6 is bad. i had one and its a great camera, but it just aint the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 33,349
Posted By usccharles
i think its a m6 nonTTL or an MP. the shutter...

i think its a m6 nonTTL or an MP. the shutter dial too small for an m7
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,971
Posted By usccharles
i wonder which countries have purchased the most...

i wonder which countries have purchased the most m8s
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 992
Posted By usccharles
DNG file and M8 Jpeg size different

the file size is of course different :D

but one other thing i noticed:

if you convert the M8 jpegs on photoshop so that the print size is 4x6 inches. the jpegs convert exactly to 4 x 6 without...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-29-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
he actually mentions it in this thread...

he actually mentions it in this thread somewhere... (i think i asked the same question) sorry i'm too lazy to find it right now ;-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-29-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By usccharles
Favorite lens(es) for M8

What is the most used/preferred lens on the M8 for you?

I've always been a wide angle shooter (50mm or wider, full frame equivalent), but for some reason, i've been stuck with telephotos with the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
ahhh the quirks of korea ^^

ahhh the quirks of korea ^^
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://www.pbase.com/ageojo/image/80967955.jpg i...

http://www.pbase.com/ageojo/image/80967955.jpg

i think 'insert image' button with http link should work...

nice pictures :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
50...

50 lux
http://images25.fotki.com/v900/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000329_e-vi.jpg

75 cron
http://images26.fotki.com/v889/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000220_e-vi.jpg

^^
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
:) i swear i think he sleeps 20 hours a day. ...

:) i swear i think he sleeps 20 hours a day. sometimes i feel like a dog's life is not so bad... :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By usccharles
cool! my camera has 8,970 shutters so far :p

cool! my camera has 8,970 shutters so far :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-11-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,532
Posted By usccharles
cool link! thank you~

cool link! thank you~
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By usccharles
this would not do because one could reset the...

this would not do because one could reset the count number.

i would be interested to know if there is an actual way to figure out how many times the shutter took place too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,532
Posted By usccharles
are ink cartridge prices and ink cartridge change...

are ink cartridge prices and ink cartridge change frequency the same with both HP and Epson, or is one company generally more competitive? cartridges cost so much these days!

thanks you for your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By usccharles
but i have to admit 5d has much better noise...

but i have to admit 5d has much better noise control than the M8 at iso's higher than 600.

i'm not complaining though. its a trade off i was happy to make for all the other benifits i gain from...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,532
Posted By usccharles
Good Photo Printer for my M8?

hi,

what printer do you recommend for printing photos (and also capable to print my office needs)? i currently have a very cheap (but very good) Epson R200 photo. i want to upgrade and take...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By usccharles
Doh! i'm an idiot!

HA! i found out what i'm doing wrong! somehow when i saved one of my profiles, i had file numbering set to 'standard' in that profile. per the M8 manual, 'continuous' is exactly that, continuous...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-07-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By usccharles
actually it never happened before the newest...

actually it never happened before the newest firmware update. i do format my cards on my camera time to time. haven't reset my camera in awhile. i'll try it.

seems from the responses that this is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,681
Posted By usccharles
dope pictures

dope pictures
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images24.fotki.com/v873/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images24.fotki.com/v873/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000058_e-vi.jpg

http://images24.fotki.com/v864/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000025-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By usccharles
yes. it is set on continuously. this should be...

yes. it is set on continuously. this should be correct right?

what does 'standard' do? sorry i don't have a manual handy
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By usccharles
my counter keeps reseting!

everytime i change my SD card, my counter resets to L100001! i have so many pictures with the same file name that i'm having to save every card in a separate folder in my computer.

help! what am...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By usccharles
rvaubel youre giving me a headache... if that is...

rvaubel youre giving me a headache... if that is true, i'm going to try and talk to my M8 and maybe it will talk back... its like a living Thing!

but i highly doubt it :p

going to file my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By usccharles
hi dave see, my nocti and the 75 lux are both...

hi dave see,

my nocti and the 75 lux are both uncoded. this is all very confusing for me. i've just been going 'off' for uncoded lenses and 'on+IR' for my coded lenses and it seems to be okay so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,093
Posted By usccharles
i have a 15mm heliar and 40 Nokton. the 40...

i have a 15mm heliar and 40 Nokton. the 40 nokton is a great small and fast lens. the 15mm is a must. very fun wide lens :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-01-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By usccharles
thanks for the comments and thanks for the links...

thanks for the comments

and thanks for the links Rod :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By usccharles
i wish there was just a plain vanilla manual SLR...

i wish there was just a plain vanilla manual SLR with the digital back, kind of like R9 DMR but much smaller. I wish someone made a SLR like my R6.2 size and made it digital. size was the main...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By usccharles
Good Bye Canon~

i just sold all my canon gear to make room for more lenses for my M8. :(

i've been a canon guy ever since i started photography, then i started to dabble alittle with film rangefinders, and after...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-31-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
Tim You Are Awesome! Still Waiting For Bank...

Tim You Are Awesome! Still Waiting For Bank Info... :)
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 05-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By usccharles
banding problem when underexpsed

when shooting at high ISO (1250, 2500) and at low exposures, i get this one tiny line through my photos. its always at the same...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By usccharles
Question Lens Detectin ON + UV/IR ?

When you are using a Non-6bit coded lens With an IR filter on, which option do you use in the Menu?

On + UV/IR

or

OFF

?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
alright TIM i'm already stirring up interest...

alright TIM

i'm already stirring up interest here in Korea :D

HERE (http://www.voigtclub.com/lb/lord.php?id=freeboard_02&day=&page=1&nap=&page_area=1&arrange=&c_page=&no=4174&c_mode=view)

lets...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
YO TIM, I GOT MONEY IN MY BANK SEND ME YOUR...

YO TIM, I GOT MONEY IN MY BANK SEND ME YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER I WANT TO MAKE AN ORDER NOW!!!!

:D

seriously!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By usccharles
i tend to believe that this is not the case. my...

i tend to believe that this is not the case. my laptop, mp3 player, camera, etc. all tend to lose overal battery strength when charged too often at randome charge states of the battery.

this i...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-26-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images24.fotki.com/v872/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images24.fotki.com/v872/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000021_e-vi.jpg

100% chimp - where's waldo??
http://images24.fotki.com/v770/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000021_e2-vi.jpg

75 summilux wide open
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
post pics i cant wait!!

post pics i cant wait!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
would the grip just slide into the shoe or will...

would the grip just slide into the shoe or will you have some type of screw mechanism to hold it tight on the shoe. i wouldn't want the grip to slide off while the camera is dangling on my finger...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By usccharles
i have three batteries that i rotate, never...

i have three batteries that i rotate, never recharging until the battery is dead. problems with these batteries alwasy occur when you try to recharge when its only half drained. it really ruins the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-25-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
i would buy one for my Hexar too :)

i would buy one for my Hexar too :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2007
Replies: 270
Views: 47,638
Posted By usccharles
can i get your account number so i can wire you...

can i get your account number so i can wire you payment for my order? :)

what a great idea. i'm definately in.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By usccharles
apple sucks ;)

apple sucks

;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By usccharles
i agree with the cv 15mm. for its price its...

i agree with the cv 15mm. for its price its definately a keeper. but you cant go wrong with either the 35lux or the 28 elmarit. choices choices... :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
starry night ...

starry night ^^

http://images21.fotki.com/v760/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1000047_e_2-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 6,386
Posted By usccharles
really nice pictures.

really nice pictures.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By usccharles
you are fine. i did a paris london spain US tour...

you are fine. i did a paris london spain US tour with my camera and everthing was AOK.

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2007
Replies: 308
Views: 34,707
Posted By usccharles
i love my 40 nokton. its tack sharp. the only...

i love my 40 nokton. its tack sharp. the only difference between my nokton and 35 summilux is that my lux has a much smoother and pleasing bokeh. but actually, even bokeh pleasing-ness is only...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By usccharles
i think it also matters where you live. In South...

i think it also matters where you live. In South Korea, where i live, there is a big boom in the film SLR/RF, vintage camera market. everybody with arms and legs practically has a film RF or an SLR...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By usccharles
i would love to paint my M8 symbol black. its...

i would love to paint my M8 symbol black. its very bright and big.. people "in the know" so to speak, love to flock over when they see the big M8 staring them down. i would love to paint it over...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By usccharles
i just recenctly purchased a 75 lux, and although...

i just recenctly purchased a 75 lux, and although i have no experience with 50 lux or 75 cron, it is pretty much the sharpest lens i have in my arsenal when shot wide open (i have 28 elmar, 35 lux,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By usccharles
FYI, to see how much dust you have... set...

FYI, to see how much dust you have...

set aperature to its smallest (i.e. f/16, f/21 etc), point to a white wall (or bright sky), shoot. dust will be nicely visible.

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By usccharles
return the camera stick with the 5D

return the camera

stick with the 5D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By usccharles
you buy a car. your friend buys a car, the same...

you buy a car. your friend buys a car, the same car. you take a drive together, and both cars sound noticiably different.

maybe its normal. both cars made by hand and it causes normal variances...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By usccharles
could it possibly be chrome vs black?? his is...

could it possibly be chrome vs black?? his is chrome and mine is black. i'm not technical enough to know if this constitutes different material (or if its just change in metal color), but can that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By usccharles
i would really like to see if there is anybody...

i would really like to see if there is anybody who decided to buy a second M8 a few months after their first to give comparisons of their two M8.

i would also like to hear from anybody who bought...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By usccharles
shutter sound different on M8s??

my brother-in-law brought his M8, i was trying out his camera, and its way quieter than my M8! :confused:

the clink is louder and even the whirr afterwards was louder on my M8. his was more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
steenkamp, i'm really diggin your pictures! very...

steenkamp, i'm really diggin your pictures! very nice composition. what lenses do you like to use when your are doing your street photography?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,923
Posted By usccharles
i don't use my RD-1 anymore. i was never really...

i don't use my RD-1 anymore. i was never really fond of the 1.6x crop factor. you lose too much bokeh space when your images are cropped so much, especially with the noctilux. i'm a bokeh freak...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
talk about subject isolation! i am truly in love...

talk about subject isolation! i am truly in love with this 75 :D

http://images24.fotki.com/v825/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1004159_e-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By usccharles
i just got a handgrip and have been using it with...

i just got a handgrip and have been using it with my 75/1.4 and i too have been wondering, even before Richards camera drop, how sturdy the baseplate and the tab are. it made me uncomfortable just...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By usccharles
my preferred "normal lens" for the M8 would be...

my preferred "normal lens" for the M8 would be the 35/1.4 (50mm eqiv). 50mm is just an all around good focal length for anything, for me. so if i had to give everything up and keep one lens, the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By usccharles
you know whats weird? my shaky battery doesn't...

you know whats weird? my shaky battery doesn't rattle at all when i pull it off the charger with a full charge. but i let it sit for a while and it rattles when i shake it later... strange....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By usccharles
i've never had problems with dust getting into my...

i've never had problems with dust getting into my sensor (knock on wood) whether my dSLR's or my M8. i think as long as you are careful to make sure your lens is clean and your body is free of dust...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By usccharles
Battery loose??

can someone do me a favor and shake your battery? one of my 3 batteries, when i shake the battery, something is loose inside. i hear it clinking around. is this normal? my shop says its normal...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By usccharles
some people have begun receiving their filters in...

some people have begun receiving their filters in Korea. I bought my M8 i think late January so i don't expect mine real soon. i'm guessing early purchasers are getting theirs first or else mine...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
contrast is amazing on this lens. i've only shot...

contrast is amazing on this lens. i've only shot it for two days but right off the camera the jpegs look amazing. especially in low light, contrasty, situations, i'm continuously being awed by this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
i like this club :)

i like this club :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By usccharles
M8 causing used lens market revival

i thought this would be a good thing but apparently my dealer seems to think otherwise. he has no used lenses to sell anymore! :D

i guess before the M8, people were buying lenses for their film...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By usccharles
but i bet they will after seeing this thread! :D

but i bet they will after seeing this thread! :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By usccharles
i agree. technically, they're not yours...

i agree. technically, they're not yours anymore... realistically, i doubt leica will know if you sell them (and will not even bother to get after you), and youre returned M8 has probably already...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 04-25-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By usccharles
so good news (i guess its good news) is that my...

so good news (i guess its good news) is that my camera does have backfocus issues and can be fixed, per my repair guy. so good news as in its not something that can't be fixed.

the bad news is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images24.fotki.com/v800/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images24.fotki.com/v800/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1003350-vi.jpg
my new niece! and my new 75/1.4 heehee :D
iso 1250 unprocessed jpeg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
i got the 75/1.4 :D did some test shots with...

i got the 75/1.4 :D did some test shots with the 75 and 90 and decided the 75 frame lines worked for me better, and the f/1.4 was a big factor. i love to play with slim DOF.

talked to my repair...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
who is this guy on my case of a sudden:confused:...

who is this guy on my case of a sudden:confused: :bang:

i don't like to argue on forums and be in conflict with people. i will post this ONE reply and you may ramble on afterwards as much as you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
ok ok :p i don't know much about lenses, I'M...

ok ok :p

i don't know much about lenses, I'M SORRY. i know how to use my camera and i like to take lots of pictures. but the technical aspect of lenses cameras, yada yada are beyond me, hence my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
ok so now that i think about it. the silver 90/2...

ok so now that i think about it. the silver 90/2 is the older one. its not the new APO ASPH 90/2. i think its non-APO, whatever tha means.

no wonder the price on it was so good. should this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
the modern one with the built in hood :)

the modern one with the built in hood :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By usccharles
Urgent: 90/2 Or 75/1.4 !?

went to the shop today. they already sold out of their 75/2! all they had was the one 75/1.4 remaining, so i put that on hold till tomorrow. but right as i was leaving, the guy showed me an almost...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 9,610
Posted By usccharles
hey olsen, does the M8 handgrip raise the heigt...

hey olsen, does the M8 handgrip raise the heigt of the camera? its very tempting :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 9,610
Posted By usccharles
CHUN MAN HAE YO~ :) (youre welcome)

CHUN MAN HAE YO~ :) (youre welcome)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 9,610
Posted By usccharles
GILLES, YOUR STRAP CLIP IS OFF! ITS GOING TO...

GILLES, YOUR STRAP CLIP IS OFF! ITS GOING TO FALL OF LIKE SAILOR TED'S!!

HURRY! FIX IT!!

:angel:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By usccharles
beautiful examples Stuart. thank you. i no...

beautiful examples Stuart. thank you.

i no longer know what i want anymore... :bang:

so many great lenses, not enough money, and too much time to think about them.

i'm maybe leaning towards...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By usccharles
what do you guys think about the 75cron compared...

what do you guys think about the 75cron compared to the lux?

Cron is cheaper and much smaller to carry around, right? how big is the difference is DOF with these two lenses? i'm guessing since...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
http://images23.fotki.com/v807/photos/2/236102/466...

http://images23.fotki.com/v807/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1002812_e-vi.jpg
taken with only the TV light shining. 35mm Lux @ 1250 iso :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By usccharles
AAAAHHHHGGG you guys are driving my Nutts! Show...

AAAAHHHHGGG

you guys are driving my Nutts! Show me more pictures of CV75mm and 75mmLUX PLEASE~

They both take amazing photos. I was just going to consider the CV75 but after seeing the leaf in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By usccharles
Very nice Advice~ i will look into this 75...

Very nice Advice~ i will look into this 75 Heliar. thank you ! :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Posted By usccharles
to 75 or not to 75

i don't use my 5D anymore. i do use it for Macro, but not really. i'm not really a big macro fan. i'm not really a big telephoto fan either, but i LOVE my 135 f/2. i was going to sell all my 5D...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By usccharles
shoot b/w jpegs!

:D

ok, so i may be the only one who didn't know this, but you can shoot b/w jpegs right off your M8!

go to menu - color saturation - black and white. now you have b/w! i was wondering why the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By usccharles
just upgraded mine. any other noticiable...

just upgraded mine. any other noticiable difference between this firmware and the last firmware update aside from the cyan shift correction for wide angles? what are this internal corrctions that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
Naos, you should try http://www.voigtclub.com/ ...

Naos, you should try http://www.voigtclub.com/

its a pretty fun site. interesting photos. the only thing is you have to be korean with a korean ID number to register. I had a korean friend...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-12-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 10,339
Posted By usccharles
Splurge! :)

Splurge! :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By usccharles
Dang i left my camera in my office! arg...

Dang i left my camera in my office! arg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
naos, are you korean? do you post pictures in...

naos, are you korean? do you post pictures in any of the photosharing sites in Korea?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
OOHHHhh i like the shoes picture!

OOHHHhh i like the shoes picture!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,431
Posted By usccharles
good news mr. ted. you gave me a bad habit of...

good news mr. ted. you gave me a bad habit of checking my strap 50 times a day. THANKS!

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,166
Posted By usccharles
HwaGyeSa...

HwaGyeSa Temple

http://images24.fotki.com/v768/photos/2/236102/4660705/L1001251_e-vi.jpg
15mm VC Heliar
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