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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,273
Posted By mlu19
Staying true with M9 here since an M9 cannot go...

Staying true with M9 here since an M9 cannot go above iso 800 for colors...just like film. I feel unnatural when a camera can literally see in the dark (iso 3200-6400 and above). To me, first rule to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 34,246
Posted By mlu19
Mine was sent in right before deadline and got it...

Mine was sent in right before deadline and got it back in my hands on April 10th. I emailed Leica NJ about 5 times. The repair was put on rush order after the 5th email on March 26th, received $0...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-06-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,412
Posted By mlu19
I sent mine in before the free replacement period...

I sent mine in before the free replacement period ended and just got words back from Leica NJ that it'll be likely be back to me by end of March. It would be 7 months. Good thing is this had me start...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,841
Posted By mlu19
My M9P is getting its sensor replaced at the...

My M9P is getting its sensor replaced at the moment. My M9P was 'freshly' upgraded back in 2014, and was mindfully cared for. If I were you, I would not be buying one with an old sensor unless you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-15-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 12,241
Posted By mlu19
@ColSebastianMoran that's my current workflow as...

@ColSebastianMoran that's my current workflow as well. However, I have not yet tested whether the scanning light source is a key variable here. I have found the white balance is a hit or miss from a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 12,241
Posted By mlu19
My attempt. https://imgur.com/a/ev8Gu

My attempt.

https://imgur.com/a/ev8Gu
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 12,241
Posted By mlu19
My attempt. 1. Maketiff 2. Rotate 3....

My attempt.

1. Maketiff
2. Rotate
3. ColorPerfect - Fuji - Pro400H as a starting point and tweaked with 'Ring' to my taste
4. Auto Tone - Auto Contrast - Auto Color
5. Export to Lightroom and apply...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,815
Posted By mlu19
Linking this article...

Linking this article (https://petapixel.com/2017/05/12/earn-200000a-year-photography/) here. He set out to make a living with what he likes, and seems to be quite well. How many so-called street...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,246
Posted By mlu19
My camera was delivered on the 15th and received...

My camera was delivered on the 15th and received confirmation from Leica on the 18th as well. I'm not worried about not making the cut since I have UPS delivery confirmation dated on the morning of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,246
Posted By mlu19
I made initial contact to Leica Miami, who in...

I made initial contact to Leica Miami, who in turn instructed me to send the body to Leica NJ by Aug. 15.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-14-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,246
Posted By mlu19
I just overnighted my M9P to Leica NJ. Hope to...

I just overnighted my M9P to Leica NJ. Hope to get my baby back asap .. It feels strange without it. Now, I'm back to 100% film in the meantime. I'll post any updates on RFF for future reference....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,246
Posted By mlu19
I just read the free sensor replacement offer is...

I just read the free sensor replacement offer is ending in August 2017. Would Leica take a look at my M9P even if I don't see a sensor problem with it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,705
Posted By mlu19
Somebody post the guideline on how to properly...

Somebody post the guideline on how to properly hold a Leica please. Do I use my left/right eye to look through the viewfinder?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,622
Posted By mlu19
Have you tried comparison with another film leica...

Have you tried comparison with another film leica camera with the same lens and same developer?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,886
Posted By mlu19
I'm patiently waiting for an answer to OP's...

I'm patiently waiting for an answer to OP's original post, and OP's example of mediocre street photos from the 70's till now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,886
Posted By mlu19
Take my breath away :angel:

Take my breath away :angel:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,886
Posted By mlu19
I'm still waiting for an appropriate answer to...

I'm still waiting for an appropriate answer to OP's question as well. I was born in the 80s so I'm very interested to hear what the photography community before the world wide web was like back then....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,886
Posted By mlu19
If you equate shooting street with the thrill of...

If you equate shooting street with the thrill of trophy hunting, it makes sense that shooting street would be such a thrilling and intriguing experience. You're literally hunting for that decisive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,886
Posted By mlu19
I like looking at street photography photos on...

I like looking at street photography photos on the web, but I wouldn't necessary want to acquire finished prints and hang them up on my wall at home to admire. I can only speak the opposite for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By mlu19
I love capturing my kids indoor/night time photos...

I love capturing my kids indoor/night time photos without the use of flash, and high digital ISO helps tremendously with that. Sure, B&W film pushed to 1600 can do it too but my wife would like the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,424
Posted By mlu19
I sort of wish my M9P would look like this after...

I sort of wish my M9P would look like this after 20 years of use...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-13-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By mlu19
Just wanted to say I really enjoyed your review...

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed your review and LOVED your images!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 6,877
Posted By mlu19
I currently only shoot M9/M6, can confirm M9...

I currently only shoot M9/M6, can confirm M9 feels heavier according to my hands... Things might change once I get a thumbs up for the M9 since I tend to hold the M6 with the film advance lever.

M9...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 6,877
Posted By mlu19
I, too, don't understand how menu systems is one...

I, too, don't understand how menu systems is one of the reasons a camera is kept or let go. If the simplicity of classic film camera is a must, one can simply shoot in manual, and ignore all other...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 6,877
Posted By mlu19
Film - expensive; you pay someone else to...

Film - expensive; you pay someone else to process/interpret your negatives, unless, of course, if you develop & scan on your own
Digital - cheap; but you got to do everything yourself, unless you pay...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,668
Posted By mlu19
Do a simple experiment, and see if you can stop...

Do a simple experiment, and see if you can stop yourself from visiting this forum for a month. 90% of the conversation here is about gear in my eye. I told myself three years ago that a digital Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By mlu19
+1 to Godfrey. Try delivering prints, even...

+1 to Godfrey.

Try delivering prints, even small 4x6's, to people. Digital is just so much more convenient and efficient to fulfill the instant gratification that I lust. But nothing beats prints...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,815
Posted By mlu19
Love your images. I can't agree with you more the...

Love your images. I can't agree with you more the Ricoh GR is the best camera for street photography, small/quiet, fast/zone focus, film-like color/bw.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 3,155
Posted By mlu19
Had a M8u briefly and a M9P now. M8u felt more...

Had a M8u briefly and a M9P now. M8u felt more like an analog in regards to its limitations (mainly ISO). I love M9's higher usable ISO, viewfinder, and full-frame crop.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,431
Posted By mlu19
I've only used the X70 briefly but sold it...

I've only used the X70 briefly but sold it because of the horrendous clicking noise it makes when shooting videos. If video is your thing ..
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-13-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,546
Posted By mlu19
Having a digital = convenience Having a digital...

Having a digital = convenience
Having a digital AND film = convenience and more options

Keep the M9 since you already have M lenses!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By mlu19
For when I want to look at the photos taken...

For when I want to look at the photos taken immediately - digital
For when I want the photos to marinate for some time - film

They're both equally costly (time vs cost) and I enjoy using both.

If I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,233
Posted By mlu19
One of the up sides of using a rangefinder camera...

One of the up sides of using a rangefinder camera is to see more, however, it is also less accurate than any other cameras. You get some, you lose some. At the end of the day, you can always crop.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,456
Posted By mlu19
I had the same initial reaction when I first got...

I had the same initial reaction when I first got my digital Leica in 2013. It is good enough for telling me how much battery I have left. Who checks highlight/shadow clipping anyways. Real...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,253
Posted By mlu19
Nice camera for camera enthusiasts. Pros should...

Nice camera for camera enthusiasts. Pros should just stay away from Leica in general.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-21-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,044
Posted By mlu19
Both of my suggestions are a little out of your...

Both of my suggestions are a little out of your budget, but closer if you get used.

1) Latest version of Sony RX100. I got my wife the first version, and it is still going strong after almost 4...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-11-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,779
Posted By mlu19
Which Leica digital cameras aren't being...

Which Leica digital cameras aren't being supported any more? M8?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,779
Posted By mlu19
+1 on Kent's answer. If you're not a target, why...

+1 on Kent's answer. If you're not a target, why feel alienated?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,188
Posted By mlu19
Are rangefinder framelines 100% accurate vs SLRs?...

Are rangefinder framelines 100% accurate vs SLRs? I have always assumed photos taken with Leica Ms and the likes are meant to be cropped.
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,016
Posted By mlu19
What is the main advantage of a mirrorless camera...

What is the main advantage of a mirrorless camera over DSLRs?
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,016
Posted By mlu19
Awesome system. Leica should have no problem...

Awesome system. Leica should have no problem rolling out new lenses.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By mlu19
I can confirm a M9/ME does just fine in low...

I can confirm a M9/ME does just fine in low light. Worst case, ISO 640 and push in post if it's needed. I think of it like tr-x pushed to 1600.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By mlu19
I was very happy to hear about the new sensor...

I was very happy to hear about the new sensor replacement by Leica. It is like a free insurance policy for a new camera.

Unless, the sensor somehow gets scratched or the camera circuit board dies of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,126
Posted By mlu19
Faith restored?

Faith restored?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,779
Posted By mlu19
+1 pechelman Let's hope Leica would never start...

+1 pechelman

Let's hope Leica would never start selling at Walmart.com like today's Apple. Leica is a status symbol to me, in history and now. We buy into the brand.

I'm still waiting for OP to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 83,779
Posted By mlu19
All I have to say is that I'm glad I'm not into...

All I have to say is that I'm glad I'm not into cars, watches, golf, or Air Jordans. Leica, film or digital, as a hobby, is not extremely expensive comparatively.

Has Leica alienated photographers?...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By mlu19
What is the 'E' in Leica ME and S-E stand...

What is the 'E' in Leica ME and S-E stand for?

Entry level?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-25-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By mlu19
I'd be asking the same thing if I was starting...

I'd be asking the same thing if I was starting out.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 9,096
Posted By mlu19
#1 Worst that can happen if you buy an used M8...

#1 Worst that can happen if you buy an used M8 and something breaks within 1-3 years? Pay a hefty repair bill. Estimated total cost, say $3,000 (used camera price + repair cost)

#2 Worst that can...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,832
Posted By mlu19
My experience with the M8 agrees with Ned....

My experience with the M8 agrees with Ned. Anything above 400 is grainy but will only look good converted to B&W.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By mlu19
iPhones or iPads. Every household is bound to...

iPhones or iPads. Every household is bound to have a spare one by now. Or buy one used for dirt cheap.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-13-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 10,919
Posted By mlu19
Sony Rx1 was retailed for close to $3k when it...

Sony Rx1 was retailed for close to $3k when it first came out. Leica can easily charge that much more just because.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By mlu19
The potential sensor problem is really a blessing...

The potential sensor problem is really a blessing in disguise. I was looking to sell my M9P at a significant loss but now I've decided I'll keep it for a little longer (life? Another 5 years?).
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-02-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,086
Posted By mlu19
I think you've answered the question yourself. As...

I think you've answered the question yourself. As long as you're into film, keep shooting film.

Do you do wet prints? I consider those who don't faux/hybrid film shooters. Think about it, you're...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 34,827
Posted By mlu19
Agree with RichardPhoto. Shooting digital M is...

Agree with RichardPhoto. Shooting digital M is time saving. After the arrival of my daughter, I no longer have time to develop and scan my films. I'd also like to record her memories in color. When...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 8,461
Posted By mlu19
From google search: Leica M4 new at retail price...

From google search: Leica M4 new at retail price was ~$305 which is the equivalent of $2,017 after inflation today. That's certainly a lot of $$$ back in the day.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,483
Posted By mlu19
Are phone cameras really that bad, Quality-wise?...

Are phone cameras really that bad, Quality-wise? I recently saw a couple "Shot on iPhone 6" billboards in downtown Dallas here. They look fantastic to me.
Forum: Travel 09-19-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,426
Posted By mlu19
Love the photos and the way they're presented...

Love the photos and the way they're presented with the film borders. I recently acquired a Pentax 6x7. GAS =( I can't wait to see how the negatives will turn out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,616
Posted By mlu19
Kai's no strap and walks around with cameras in...

Kai's no strap and walks around with cameras in one hand makes me cringe the most. Strapless certainly feels nice :cool: but my camera is always around my neck or wrist.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
I still believe modern Leica is just a...

I still believe modern Leica is just a premium/luxury brand. At least, that's how I felt when I decided to get a M9P in 2013, knowing there's tons of cameras out there that offer more image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
So after 10 pages of discussion, I gathered that...

So after 10 pages of discussion, I gathered that you
1. See Leica sensors are inferior due to test metrics
2. Disagree with Leica's business direction
3. Disagree with Leica's marketing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
This is from Leica's website...

This is from Leica's website (http://en.leica-camera.com/Company/Our-Values). I don't believe the T line diverts Leica from their own company value one bit. I also doubt that there will be another...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
There is no doubt in that Leica's sensor has...

There is no doubt in that Leica's sensor has "inferior" in the sense of test metrics, or its inability to shoot at 256,000 ISO. But OP needs to understand the meaning of luxury goods...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
+1 to semilog. OP is simply pointing out the...

+1 to semilog.

OP is simply pointing out the obvious, even though his intent is unclear. A non-descriptive title certainly attracts more flame war.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
In your perfect world, what would you like to see...

In your perfect world, what would you like to see from Leica?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 25,296
Posted By mlu19
Leica brand is a status symbol, a luxury brand....

Leica brand is a status symbol, a luxury brand. People who own one are proud and happy users. I see that the analogy between cameras and cars have gotten old. How about let us compare cameras and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 12,737
Posted By mlu19
Ricoh or x100s would be my pick. If I was at a...

Ricoh or x100s would be my pick. If I was at a club/pub/party/concert environment, a good point&shoot will probably let me enjoy the moment more rather than focusing too much on getting the absolute...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,765
Posted By mlu19
I bought my girlfriend (now fiancée) the RX100 in...

I bought my girlfriend (now fiancée) the RX100 in October last year. She's fallen in love with it since. Get a neck strap too for ease of carrying!

RX100 because it's small, easy to use and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,089
Posted By mlu19
Owned the x100 for a little over a year before I...

Owned the x100 for a little over a year before I got into film and sold it; missed it so much.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,436
Posted By mlu19
My new "used" m8 is arriving on Saturday. We'll...

My new "used" m8 is arriving on Saturday. We'll see how it goes. I'm still going to shoot my m6 alongside, but m8 will definitely give me more "instant gratification".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,281
Posted By mlu19
Thanks, j j. I'll definitely try to curling the...

Thanks, j j.

I'll definitely try to curling the opposite way method next time. My goal is to get the absolute sharpest scan I could get with the Epson V500.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,281
Posted By mlu19
I apologize in advance for digging up an old...

I apologize in advance for digging up an old thread, but I am running into similar problem where my negative strip is curling width-wise. I want to emphasize that it is not curling length-wise, where...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,541
Posted By mlu19
X100 is my color point and shoot which makes...

X100 is my color point and shoot which makes sharp and incredible images. I plan on keeping it for as long as it stays in one piece. On the other hand, M6 is my B&W camera when I want to capture...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 10,481
Posted By mlu19
Why have a fast lens? I'm new to RFF and...

Why have a fast lens? I'm new to RFF and relatively new to photography. But I like to compare a lot of things in life with cars and driving in general.

So why get a BMW, which serves the same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By mlu19
Hi all, I am just getting into developing my own...

Hi all, I am just getting into developing my own b&w film at home and read about the rodinal stand development process. I think I will start with the stand dev since it sounds like it's very fool...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,336
Posted By mlu19
Thanks guys for the reply. I will be looking for...

Thanks guys for the reply. I will be looking for a used M3 really soon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,336
Posted By mlu19
This is my first post here on RFF! What would be...

This is my first post here on RFF!

What would be the best budget lens to go with the M3?

Thanks.
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