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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By noisycheese
If you just hang on to the M6 body with one hand,...

If you just hang on to the M6 body with one hand, it won't do that.


Another solution - mount a Noctilux on the camera. The weight of the lens would provide enough ballast to keep the camera in the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,659
Posted By noisycheese
Yes - I bought the M-P 240 Safari in April of...

Yes - I bought the M-P 240 Safari in April of 2015. Regarding "shameless cash grabs," the Safari kit was actually less expensive than buying an M-P 240 and a chrome 35 Summichron ASPH would have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 3,126
Posted By noisycheese
Great kit, ugly as hell. Now if they had named...

Great kit, ugly as hell.


Now if they had named it the Monty Python set...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 897
Posted By noisycheese
@Charles - You are fortunate to get to visit...

@Charles -


You are fortunate to get to visit Wetzlar. It is on my bucket list, as is Leica Park.


Hopefully soon...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-20-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,126
Posted By noisycheese
There's nothing wrong with Leica making special...

There's nothing wrong with Leica making special editions IMHO - but this set is just sinfully ugly.



Maybe what Leica needs is a committee that is charged with vetting special editions with an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,743
Posted By noisycheese
I have shot with Leica M cameras for 10+ years...

I have shot with Leica M cameras for 10+ years and I have to agree - the X100F is a complex camera compared to the M-P 240, let alone any of the film based M cameras.



I have learned to use the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,297
Posted By noisycheese
What he said!!

What he said!!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By noisycheese
Leica M magazine - what happened?

There are five issues of Leica M magazine, the last one (#5) having been published in February 2016. Meanwhile, Leica S magazine is alive and well; the most recent issue of S is #10.

I am at a loss...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By noisycheese
Here's an article I wrote for my blog about...

Here's an article I wrote for my blog about sensor cleaning; hope it will be of use:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,087
Posted By noisycheese
These are the big three; all three have their...

These are the big three; all three have their disciples.

I have always had very good results with Sherry Krauter. The only hitch is that she is exclusively film M oriented when it comes to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,521
Posted By noisycheese
I like the M10-D. I find the faux wind lever of...

I like the M10-D. I find the faux wind lever of questionable value.

Leica's service has been hit and miss over the years, ranging from agreeable to abysmal. The two times I have had to send an M...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By noisycheese
I have bought and sold stuff on ebay in past...

I have bought and sold stuff on ebay in past years with no problems, but reading the horror stories of ebay's arbitrary and abusive treatment of its buyers and particularly its sellers has made me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,435
Posted By noisycheese
I bought my cameras and lenses to use and i have...

I bought my cameras and lenses to use and i have them insured to the hilt - therefore I take them with me to make photographs, which is what i bought them for to begin with.

If a location comes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,713
Posted By noisycheese
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/index...

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/index.php

Seeing as how the above forum and the cameras it is dedicated to are neither obsolete or extinct, I think that makes a statement about this...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-25-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,166
Posted By noisycheese
The Leica watches make no sense to me; they are...

The Leica watches make no sense to me; they are going to cost as much or more than a premium Swiss chronometer made by Breitling, Panerai or Rolex.

A joint venture by Rolex and Leica resulting in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-10-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
You are either forgetting about or ignoring the...

You are either forgetting about or ignoring the prime reason for shooting with a Leica M camera: The lenses.

I will never forget the day several years ago when I was sorting through some of my Fuji...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-09-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
What Dick and Doug said. The irony of price...

What Dick and Doug said.


The irony of price based Leica resentment is that a nice used film M camera and a used 50mm M lens can be had for about $1000 USD each. That puts the Leica M experience...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Hear, hear. At the end of the day, not being...

Hear, hear.

At the end of the day, not being able to easily afford a Leica could not be anything other than the very definition of a first world "problem."
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By noisycheese
Given your requirements and constraints, the...

Given your requirements and constraints, the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical II would be my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,063
Posted By noisycheese
Ebay loves to sing and dance about their "buyer...

Ebay loves to sing and dance about their "buyer protection" policies and safeguards. They apparently don't give a second thought to throwing sellers under the bus when a transaction goes sideways,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-13-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By noisycheese
As I said above: @flagellum, since you claim that...

As I said above:
@flagellum, since you claim that "It is worth noting that punishments for people who refused to collaborate with the Nazis was hardly as harsh as is often thought. You might lose...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-13-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By noisycheese
Hear, hear. @Pioneer, It is quite simple -...

Hear, hear.

@Pioneer,
It is quite simple - with regard to fascist socialist police states that are armed to the teeth and have stripped the people of any and all means of resistance: You either...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2018
Replies: 783
Views: 114,505
Posted By noisycheese
To kiemchacsu, thanks a ton for starting this...

To kiemchacsu, thanks a ton for starting this thread and thanks to others who have added their own images to this thread.

I have wanted to travel to and photograph Hanoi ever since I acquired a copy...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 4,620
Posted By noisycheese
Is using of two identical lens silly?

Not at all.

What would be silly (to me, anyway) would be the wasted time and effort - and especially the missed images - that would result from the incessant switching of one lens back and forth...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-24-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,513
Posted By noisycheese
@Austin, If you want the Noctilux and the entire...

@Austin,

If you want the Noctilux and the entire kit is worth around $12K in value, perhaps you could keep the Noctilux and the M6 and then settle up with the estate for any amount that goes over...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-23-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,513
Posted By noisycheese
So let me see if I understand this - First...

So let me see if I understand this -
First off: Your wife inherited the M6, which means it is hers to keep. Is that correct?
Secondly: The family has decided to sell the five lenses which you...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By noisycheese
No, $20K is not correct - So there you have it -...

No, $20K is not correct -

So there you have it - $30,000 to $40,000 for the crocodile bags; no word on the cost of the elephant skin bags.

With regard to the animals, they have no rights to begin...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,361
Posted By noisycheese
Luxury Camera Bags by Thorsten von Overgaard

Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin join forces to offer us the ultimate in luxury camera bags, made of crocodile hide and elephant skin:

Thoughts?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By noisycheese
I have done business with B&H for over 20 years -...

I have done business with B&H for over 20 years - never had any problems.

The only issue I ever had was with one of their phone guys once who had a less than professional attitude.

I'd have to...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,179
Posted By noisycheese
I have the XPAN II and 45mm lens - it is an...

I have the XPAN II and 45mm lens - it is an outstanding camera and 24x65mm is my favorite panoramic format. The 2.7:1 ratio looks perfect to my eye.

There is a place to send the XPAN for repairs; I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-17-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,995
Posted By noisycheese
I have one XPAN II body and the 45mm lens. I...

I have one XPAN II body and the 45mm lens. I used to have the 90mm and 30mm lenses too, but didn't use them much so I ended up trading them away.

The 45mm works well outdoors while the 30mm is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 3,383
Posted By noisycheese
Let us cast aside nonsense, speculation and petty...

Let us cast aside nonsense, speculation and petty bickering and get to the heart of the matter: If Oskar Barnack were to build a camera today, how many angels could dance on the head of a pin...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,620
Posted By noisycheese
If it were me, I would keep the M3 and sell...

If it were me, I would keep the M3 and sell everything else to buy an M10 with the proceeds.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-14-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By noisycheese
Photographing with rangefinder cameras has had...

Photographing with rangefinder cameras has had the exact opposite effect on me; so much so that I don't own anything other than rangefinder cameras at present.

I do miss my Nikon F3hp though. :( ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By noisycheese
Leica just threw another log on the fires of...

Leica just threw another log on the fires of Leica hate that burn in the bellies of the small minded; good for them! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-24-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By noisycheese
Good advice there. SLRs and RFs require...

Good advice there. SLRs and RFs require different techniques and mindset.

I have found that with my M-P 240 it is better to use focal length x 2 or 3 = shutter speed (50mm minimum of 1/125, 90mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-24-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,058
Posted By noisycheese
The CL and the Q are in the $4000 USD ball park,...

The CL and the Q are in the $4000 USD ball park, less costly than the used M240s on ebay.

It seems like either would serve well as a backup to a full frame M camera or a small, light one camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By noisycheese
To sort this out, let us recall the old boot camp...

To sort this out, let us recall the old boot camp adage: "This is my weapon and this is my 'gun' - one is for killing and one is for fun."

Guess which is which. :D
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-10-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By noisycheese
That's a good outlook IMHO. The thing with...

That's a good outlook IMHO. The thing with trading/selling is this: You only lose money if you trade/sell.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2017
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
I think Johnny Cash wrote a song along those...

I think Johnny Cash wrote a song along those lines.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,501
Posted By noisycheese
Kodak-Alaris is raising prices by 8%. That beats...

Kodak-Alaris is raising prices by 8%. That beats what Fuji is going to do: https://petapixel.com/2017/10/27/fujifilm-killing-off-films-2018-things-look-grim/?mc_cid=05554d0724&mc_eid=08903530b5
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,425
Posted By noisycheese
For those of you who have the 50/2.8 Elmar M,...

For those of you who have the 50/2.8 Elmar M, what are your thoughts on its predecessor, the 50/2.8 Elmar no M?

I have the earlier version and I'm not sure what to make of it in terms of image...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,116
Posted By noisycheese
Not sure what it is - but it is nice.

Not sure what it is - but it is nice.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
The poll shows that Billingham blows all other...

The poll shows that Billingham blows all other bags out of the water by a large margin.

That's comes as no surprise. Billingham provides outstanding quality and craftsmanship at prices that are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By noisycheese
That's how I store my cameras; it works very...

That's how I store my cameras; it works very well.



LOL!! I'll second that! :D
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By noisycheese
You will lose money if you trade or sell; if you...

You will lose money if you trade or sell; if you don't want to be taken to the cleaners on your M240, keep it. It is still an outstanding camera.

I would like to have an M10 (who wouldn't??) but I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By noisycheese
I had to send my M240 to Leica NJ to get the...

I had to send my M240 to Leica NJ to get the rangefinder adjusted after I dropped my camera bag and the RF was knocked out of alignment.

As I recall, I had the camera back in two weeks time. That...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By noisycheese
Above we read of much grief that M8 and M9 owners...

Above we read of much grief that M8 and M9 owners have experienced.

That has not been my experience with my first digital camera, the M240 or the M-P 240 which I upgraded to. Each functioned as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By noisycheese
It depends on who did the refurbishing and how...

It depends on who did the refurbishing and how they define "refurbish." Read the fine print before you buy.

I bought a couple of refurbished bodies (F3/T and FM2n) from Nikon and had no problems...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,508
Posted By noisycheese
No doubt each and every image made with an Urushi...

No doubt each and every image made with an Urushi finish M will be met by an insatiable buying rampage - and at a price of 1,350,000 yen ($12,184.88 USD) per print, too. :D (yes, yes, I know - it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-10-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,075
Posted By noisycheese
fenixv8, Congratulations on your f/1.0 Noctilux!...

fenixv8,

Congratulations on your f/1.0 Noctilux! I have this lens and will never let it go. When the 0.95 ASPH Noctilux was released, I took a hard look at the images that the 0.95 shooters were...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,874
Posted By noisycheese
There are two kinds of photographers: (1.) Those...

There are two kinds of photographers: (1.) Those who decide what they want, set their goals and work their asses off, refusing to quit till their goals are realized, and (2.) the self-entitled who...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,615
Posted By noisycheese
Yes, the photographer in question certainly had...

Yes, the photographer in question certainly had it coming - how dare he walk down the sidewalk with a camera and a tripod, for God's sake??

He should do what I did: I sold my cameras, lenses and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,615
Posted By noisycheese
If a U.S. citizen were to do the exact thing the...

If a U.S. citizen were to do the exact thing the police officer in Ohio did - shoot first, ask questions later - and had shot a guy with a camera and a tripod, the citizen would be arrested,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,587
Posted By noisycheese
It is incomprehensible that the world of academia...

It is incomprehensible that the world of academia takes an extremely dim view of plagiarism and cheating on exams, yet those supposed taboos are thrown out the window when it comes to photography.

A...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,587
Posted By noisycheese
Narcissism, arrogance and unjustified...

Narcissism, arrogance and unjustified self-entitlement: Those are at the core of the problem, along with a complete and utter lack of ethics, integrity and honor. Such is our so-called modern...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,587
Posted By noisycheese
I would offer that stealing images is not okay...

I would offer that stealing images is not okay and that only lowlife scumbags steal other people's images. It's strange that image theft has become accepted when people would be outraged if a thief...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,723
Posted By noisycheese
Regarding being robbed, people always say "no...

Regarding being robbed, people always say "no camera is worth dying for."

But living in the SF bay area IS worth dying for?? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,242
Posted By noisycheese
I will use either a tripod or a monopod with my M...

I will use either a tripod or a monopod with my M cameras. It all depends on the subject matter and the presence or absence of adequate existing light, the lens I'm using, the aperture I'm using and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
Ah - a gray market model priced at significant...

Ah - a gray market model priced at significant savings... :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
Here we go: ...

Here we go: https://www.ghurka.com/rangefinder-no-57-khaki-twill-camera-bag

Makes even Fogg's camera satchels look like a bargain by comparison.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,668
Posted By noisycheese
That, and there are a fair number of people these...

That, and there are a fair number of people these days who go through life acting like ****.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, they aren't acting. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-05-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
I find it odd that the question I posed has been...

I find it odd that the question I posed has been such a source of inflammation for some posters; at the end of the day, a camera bag is just a camera bag...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-03-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
The original question was about which high end...

The original question was about which high end camera bag people would choose for their Leica M kit - not for a couple of Zorki cameras. :rolleyes:

Since an M camera and 2-3 M lenses can easily...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
If so, it's probably $7000 USD.

If so, it's probably $7000 USD.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
Here you go - the Louis Vuitton N58027, only...

Here you go - the Louis Vuitton N58027, only $3500 USD: https://fstoppers.com/product/louis-vuittons-delusion-photographer-results-3500-bag-8123

This monument to pretentiousness makes even a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
I have a Billingham Hadley Pro which I use most...

I have a Billingham Hadley Pro which I use most of the time as long as I am not carrying enough stuff to cause shoulder and back pain. I can get away with carrying my M-P 240, 35/2 mounted on it, a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,717
Posted By noisycheese
Which high end bag for your Leica M kit?

Which of the high end (as defined by the balance between quality and price) camera satchels would you choose for your Leica M kit, and why?

Would it be -

Barber Shop
Billingham...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-14-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,088
Posted By noisycheese
If it were me, I would not sell or trade in an...

If it were me, I would not sell or trade in an M-P 240; you will lose thousands of dollars if you do. I would keep the M-P 240 and buy the M10 if I could afford to. Otherwise I would stick with the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-14-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,135
Posted By noisycheese
Robert, you are truly blessed - not in having...

Robert, you are truly blessed - not in having your dream camera, the M10 - but in having such a wonderful and understanding life partner. 18 or 68, time is short for all of us - tomorrow, next week,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-14-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By noisycheese
@anerjee, I would recommend the Filson Rucksack...

@anerjee,

I would recommend the Filson Rucksack - https://www.filson.com/luggage-bags/backpacks-rucksacks/rucksack.html#196 This is what I use. It is not 100% perfect for photography use, but then...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-08-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By noisycheese
I am done going back and forth. Have decided to...

I am done going back and forth. Have decided to get the Monochrom 246. Now all I have to do is figure out how to pay for it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By noisycheese
You have made an excellent decision. A used M240...

You have made an excellent decision. A used M240 was going to be my recommendation. It will serve you well and it is a hell of a lot of camera for your budget of $4k.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By noisycheese
The relaunch (as LFI called it) beginning with...

The relaunch (as LFI called it) beginning with issue 1-2017 has been an improvement all the way around IMHO. Reportage on humanitarian crises is necessary, but it is starting to look like LFI will...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By noisycheese
I have been an LFI subscriber since 2003 and I...

I have been an LFI subscriber since 2003 and I will agree that both the magazine and the images went through a moribund phase which was not exactly uplifting. Fortunately a more optimistic outlook...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-05-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By noisycheese
The people who are losing their shirts selling or...

The people who are losing their shirts selling or trading M-Ds and M240s for M10s are doing it to themselves. To each his/her own, though.

The M-P is still a fantastic camera; the printed image...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,146
Posted By noisycheese
Almost every day - probably 95% of the time.

Almost every day - probably 95% of the time.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-06-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,065
Posted By noisycheese
It's not as complex an issue one might think: ...

It's not as complex an issue one might think: When you love something, you think about it. A lot.

I do the same thing - I am practically always thinking about some facet of photography.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-31-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,927
Posted By noisycheese
What is the viewing distance involved? Just...

What is the viewing distance involved? Just curious.

As an M-P 240 owner/shooter, I can't imagine trading off the M-P and its 24x36mm sensor for a 109 with a 17.3x13mm sensor, even for improved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By noisycheese
The 24 PC-E may not have an image circle big...

The 24 PC-E may not have an image circle big enough to cover the XPAN's 24x65mm format...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Is grasping at straws the best you can come up...

Is grasping at straws the best you can come up with?

I'm done with you.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Para 1: Again, show me where I ever said that. ...

Para 1: Again, show me where I ever said that. Those are your words, sir. It is likely that there is not a person on this forum who does not have more than the truly poor. Does that make everyone...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
First, please point out where I specified that my...

First, please point out where I specified that my comments apply to "everyone" as you falsely assume that they do.

Next, you falsely assume that I have money to burn and that all of my friends do...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-07-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Hear, Hear. If you want a Leica but cannot...

Hear, Hear.

If you want a Leica but cannot afford it due to your current circumstances, make a way to afford it. We all have stuff that we really don't need or use regularly. That stuff? Sell it....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
Agreed, with one proviso: He who smacks the one...

Agreed, with one proviso: He who smacks the one who bothers him confers upon the smacked the right to slash or stab him in justified retaliation and surrenders all claim to due process.

Now we can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
Hear, hear. Blaming the photographer for the...

Hear, hear.

Blaming the photographer for the sneak attack by the gutless coward who sucker punched him in the back of the neck is beyond asinine.

It is amazing to me how many photographers are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
So in your book, the photographer who was...

So in your book, the photographer who was attacked from behind in a manner that could have permanently disabled him "got what he deserved."

Nice.

Sorry to disappoint you, but it is highly unlikely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
@presspass, I'm sorry to hear that you were...

@presspass,
I'm sorry to hear that you were subjected to this attack. I hope you were not seriously injured and I hope your attacker ended up behind bars. There is NO justification for this kind of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
If you look at the video, there was an exchange...

If you look at the video, there was an exchange of words, then the photographer turned and walked away, ending the confrontation. Only then did the three crusaders initiate a second confrontation in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
So where was the "modern common courtesy, common...

So where was the "modern common courtesy, common sense and empathy" of the two females that got in the photographer's face to begin with?

And where was the "modern common courtesy, common sense...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By noisycheese
No way in hell. Any one of the above provisions...

No way in hell.

Any one of the above provisions (orange) are absolute deal breakers in my book.

I would not ever enter such a supposed "contest" nor would I license or sell any of my work to any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,679
Posted By noisycheese
Angry Man Attacked in SF for Photographing Accident

There is a segment of the public that asks, "what gives a photographer the right to photograph people on the street without their permission?" Perhaps the more salient question is, "what gives...
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By noisycheese
Nothing says you are required by law to shoot...

Nothing says you are required by law to shoot digital - so put your digital cameras away and get your film cameras out.

Put your digital kit away and shoot only film for the next ______ days (I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,340
Posted By noisycheese
Leica will repair a Q - or any other camera they...

Leica will repair a Q - or any other camera they make - for the time being.

I was thinking in terms of long term. Will the Q be repairable in 10 years? In 20 years? What about 25 or 30? There...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,045
Posted By noisycheese
I have used Tri-X 400 135/36 exclusively for over...

I have used Tri-X 400 135/36 exclusively for over thirteen years. I still need to get some Fuji Acros and try it; Acros is probably a great emulsion for specific subject matter; its fingerprint is...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-21-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,478
Posted By noisycheese
If you want to enjoy the experience, take the M6...

If you want to enjoy the experience, take the M6 and the 35mm and 90mm lenses. I would recommend that you give serious thought to taking a 50/2 Summicron, too. You can find a clean used 50 'cron...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,340
Posted By noisycheese
I would recommend getting a used M body - a...

I would recommend getting a used M body - a Monochrom v.1 if you are seriously into B&W - and the new version of the Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit M lens. I have this lens and it is outstanding; it is a...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,944
Posted By noisycheese
If I may be so flagrantly bold as to state the...

If I may be so flagrantly bold as to state the obvious, women/girls/females who do not want their "teats" to be seen around the world need to keep their "teats" covered when at the beach and other...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,192
Posted By noisycheese
I have the Leica M 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH and...

I have the Leica M 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH and that's the lens I would recommend. It is extremely well made, small, lightweight, contrasty, brilliant and ungodly sharp. The current version has a...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,189
Posted By noisycheese
You are correct - those and other slow selling...

You are correct - those and other slow selling emulsions are no more and we me miss them all. Back in the days of yore, I never shot any Kodak Tech Pan even though I always wanted to. Now I no...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,189
Posted By noisycheese
Film Photography Makes A "Stunning" Comeback

Comeback?? It never went anywhere to begin with! :rolleyes:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,280
Posted By noisycheese
I have a Billingham Hadley Pro and would...

I have a Billingham Hadley Pro and would recommend it as a two M camera bag. Some do not like the closure straps on the BillHadPro, but I do not find them to be objectionable.

Billingham bags...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-23-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,263
Posted By noisycheese
Agreed. I would like to see higher ISO - 50,000...

Agreed.

I would like to see higher ISO - 50,000 maximum would be outstanding. That would bring the M-P 240 platform about 98.5% of the way to perfection IMHO.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2016
Replies: 32
Poll: Insurance?
Views: 4,759
Posted By noisycheese
I ended up getting insurance through ASMP's...

I ended up getting insurance through ASMP's Prosurance program with Taylor & Taylor Insurance Co. Each piece of equipment is listed on a schedule form and you can insure it for replacement cost,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By noisycheese
This website will let you look up a Leica lens or...

This website will let you look up a Leica lens or camera body by the serial # and will give you the year of manufacture. The website is in French, but it is easy to figure out even for we who do not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 7,998
Posted By noisycheese
Being "serious about photography" is not about...

Being "serious about photography" is not about money.

Van Gogh was serious about painting; he lived in such dire economic straits that at times he had to choose between buying paints and food. He...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-22-2016
Replies: 143
Views: 42,292
Posted By noisycheese
If you are committed to both digital and black...

If you are committed to both digital and black and white, it's the M Monochrom typ 246. If you are committed to both digital and color, it's the M-P typ 240.

Why??

Think twice, buy once. To...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 7,998
Posted By noisycheese
When you get to the point that you just can't...

When you get to the point that you just can't help yourself, you are serious about photography.

When you have sweated clear through your Domke camera strap more than once is also a good indicator,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 3,868
Posted By noisycheese
The Voigtlander Bessa R3M and a slew of different...

The Voigtlander Bessa R3M and a slew of different lenses for it are still available from B&H:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/476498-REG/Voigtlander_Bessa_R3M_1_1_Viewfinder_35mm.html

If a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-16-2016
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,688
Posted By noisycheese
Retro Photo: ...

Retro Photo: https://www.amazon.com/Retro-Photo-Obsession-Selection-Photographs/dp/0763692506/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468711166&sr=1-1&keywords=retro+photo+david+ellwand

And Ireland Ever: ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,179
Posted By noisycheese
Does he have a Leica ? :D :rolleyes: I have a...

Does he have a Leica ? :D

:rolleyes:

I have a Leica. Posing and bragging have nothing to do with it.

I would imagine there are more than a handful of other Leica users on this forum who would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By noisycheese
+1 on what Jim said. I do not shoot nearly as...

+1 on what Jim said. I do not shoot nearly as much E-6 as I used too but AgX Imaging is the only lab I ever let process my E-6 if I didn't do it myself.

I never had a problem of any kind with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,179
Posted By noisycheese
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,304
Posted By noisycheese
Tri-X, developed in D-76 1:1 in my kitchen sink. ...

Tri-X, developed in D-76 1:1 in my kitchen sink. :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,232
Posted By noisycheese
I don't understand the source of your confusion...

I don't understand the source of your confusion on this but for the record, I like Sherry Krauter as a person and as a Leica repair technician. I have never had a problem with Sherry or her...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 7,049
Posted By noisycheese
This is probably an obvious choice, but mine...

This is probably an obvious choice, but mine would be one of Henri Cartier-Bresson's M Leicas - not that one would ever come up for sale or that I would be able to afford it if one did, mind you...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,724
Posted By noisycheese
If I had to choose between a car and my camera...

If I had to choose between a car and my camera gear , I'd be walking.

Shoes are much less costly than cars and more cameras and travel can be had with the surplus cash. :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-08-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,232
Posted By noisycheese
For Pete's sake, take the poop-tinted goggles...

For Pete's sake, take the poop-tinted goggles off. The only "complete crap" in this thread is the complete crap you just posted.

My original post describes my experiences with Sherry and my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 78,955
Posted By noisycheese
I have never had a chance to shoot with an M5,...

I have never had a chance to shoot with an M5, but people who do own them seem to love them. Some people don't like them but it seems to be based on the appearance of the camera and not on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-08-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,232
Posted By noisycheese
The people that bmattock refers to above are all...

The people that bmattock refers to above are all too prevalent in today's culture. They are afflicted with the triple threat personality disorders of too much self-esteem, self-entitlement and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By noisycheese
I would recommend the M240; buy from a reputable...

I would recommend the M240; buy from a reputable Leica dealer who will warranty the camera for 90 days (such as Camera West or Tamarkin).

I would not buy an M240 from a Craig's List or other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,250
Posted By noisycheese
Mad? No. Good idea? Yes. Too expensive? ...

Mad? No.

Good idea? Yes.

Too expensive? $1500 USD may be a bit on the high side, I'm not 100% sure about that, though. Take a look at these two sites to compare prices: ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By noisycheese
Good advice - and for men, too. Relationships...

Good advice - and for men, too.

Relationships may not last forever and the photographer who made the images/video may seek revenge for being dumped, even if doing so is small minded, mean spirited...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,450
Posted By noisycheese
Same here. The comments posted thus far have...

Same here.

The comments posted thus far have been... Revealing.

I never would have suspected that a modest membership fee of $25/year would cause such fear, loathing and disgruntlement from...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-03-2016
Replies: 202
Views: 77,504
Posted By noisycheese
I used to be of the black on black school of...

I used to be of the black on black school of thought, but now I'm not so sure. My M-P 240 Safari set is chrome on olive green and I really like the look. My M4-P is black chrome, which I also...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,255
Posted By noisycheese
Leica M4-P with a 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M ASPH lens.

Leica M4-P with a 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M ASPH lens.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-02-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By noisycheese
Guilty as charged. It's just a matter of time to...

Guilty as charged. It's just a matter of time to get my cash together before I can pull the trigger. :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-30-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By noisycheese
That's what I have read from numerous...

That's what I have read from numerous commentators, and it is a compelling argument in favor of investing hard earned $$$ in the typ 246.

My philosophy regarding cameras, lenses and emulsions has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,396
Posted By noisycheese
I voted for "Forget it, the kids' bathroom can...

I voted for "Forget it, the kids' bathroom can wait!"

If you have a back deck at your house, problem solved; the kids can pee off the back deck as the late, great Edward Abbey once advocated as an...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 5,206
Posted By noisycheese
Going back and forth on Monochrom typ 246 purchase

I am doing research on the Monochrom typ 246 camera, thinking that sooner or later I will be in a position to acquire a copy. I have an M-P 240 which I use for color work and an M4-P which I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 892
Posted By noisycheese
Talking Now Available: Leica M Monochrom ŗ la Carte

Many have waited and longed for this day. At last, Leica will let the buyer decide what he/she wants in a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By noisycheese
I have not bought from Camera West through their...

I have not bought from Camera West through their ebay listings, but I have bought a lot of gear from them by credit card transaction over the past 13 years and have never had a problem of any kind. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By noisycheese
That question is pretty much impossible to...

That question is pretty much impossible to answer, since years worth of negatives from the days of my misspent youth have been lost to the fog of war - I mean life.

For a non-commercial...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-24-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,940
Posted By noisycheese
Question The Real Resolution of Film vs. Digital

The author of this article http://istillshootfilm.org/post/114131916747/the-real-resolution-of-film-vs-digital?utm_content=buffer55d85&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
The Communist regime in China abuses and exploits...

The Communist regime in China abuses and exploits its own people more than enough already without Leica's help.

Greedy psychopath boards of directors from legions of corporations around the world...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,761
Posted By noisycheese
@Dave, my answers to your questions are as...

@Dave, my answers to your questions are as follows -

(1.) Yes.

I have met many Buddhist monks who have very little in the way of possessions or financial assets. They are the happiest people I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,831
Posted By noisycheese
I shoot with my Leica M-P 240 about 95% of the...

I shoot with my Leica M-P 240 about 95% of the time. My other cameras are an M4-P, a Hasselblad XPAN II with the 45mm lens, a Rollei 35 SE and a Nikonos V.

I do not own a DSLR and don't really...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-15-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 7,119
Posted By noisycheese
My original three lens kit was 28mm, 50mm and...

My original three lens kit was 28mm, 50mm and 90mm. Over the past thirteen years, I have found that those three focal lengths will cover 95% of the kind of subject matter I shoot. Down the road, I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,038
Posted By noisycheese
I checked the serial # against this database...

I checked the serial # against this database http://www.summilux.net/numeros/index.php It says that the camera is a IIIa manufactured in 1936. Any smart forgery maker will make sure that the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-03-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,832
Posted By noisycheese
That's what happens when a lease costs $500...

That's what happens when a lease costs $500 million a month. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,423
Posted By noisycheese
Over the years, I have shot with an MP (2003...

Over the years, I have shot with an MP (2003 version), an M4-P, an M240 and an M-P 240. All have produced files, negatives and/or slides with sharp, crisp right angle corners.

The only thing that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-02-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,758
Posted By noisycheese
Pepe, Here are my thoughts on your questions -...

Pepe,

Here are my thoughts on your questions -

1) What camera do you recommend (keep in mind that my first camera wasa Pentax K1000 --all manual) A Leica M4-P with a Sekonic L-508 handheld light...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By noisycheese
Whether I shoot color or B&W depends on the...

Whether I shoot color or B&W depends on the subject matter; some subjects - and some projects - need color; some need B&W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,970
Posted By noisycheese
I wouldn't go along with that, given the billions...

I wouldn't go along with that, given the billions that Canon has poured into marketing in the past few years.

That having been said, I don't think Canon's changing mounts and obsoleting a ton of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
100% true. When it comes to material goods, a...

100% true. When it comes to material goods, a person deserves what he/she can pay for - nothing more.

The problem is that photographers are like any other demographic group in our current...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-18-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,198
Posted By noisycheese
Outstanding!! Congratulations, Allen. Both the...

Outstanding!! Congratulations, Allen. Both the images you have posted in this thread are just excellent.

There's a lot of schlock that passes for street photography these days, which makes it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-18-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,697
Posted By noisycheese
When I was a jet mechanic, I had a whole tool...

When I was a jet mechanic, I had a whole tool chest full of wrenches, screw drivers, pliers, etc. I used some of them a lot and some of them once in a while, depending on the repair. I still kept...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,121
Posted By noisycheese
Obviously the politicians in Arkansas are...

Obviously the politicians in Arkansas are unfamiliar with the Bill of Rights, Article One in particular - which has been the death of more than a few examples of this kind on arbitrary nonsense...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By noisycheese
Not that I have that much to display, but any...

Not that I have that much to display, but any camera or lens of any value is stored in an 800 lb. safe that is designed for firearm storage. That's where my gear stays when I'm away from home.

I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 5,629
Posted By noisycheese
+1 on what Scheelings said. Very nice images.

+1 on what Scheelings said. Very nice images.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 10,861
Posted By noisycheese
For me, it's as follows - Shirts: Light gray...

For me, it's as follows -

Shirts: Light gray or ivory colored T-shirt, always.
Shorts: Always. I carry a 6x6 in square of gardener's knee pad for kneeling on sidewalks, etc.
Shoes: Low top...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,831
Posted By noisycheese
That would be me - I don't own any kind of...

That would be me - I don't own any kind of cameras other than rangefinders. My M cameras are used 99% of the time, but my XPAN II and 45mm lens will be making the trip when I go to Ireland in June. ...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,936
Posted By noisycheese
Thank you for posting this link, sir. It is easy...

Thank you for posting this link, sir. It is easy to be sucked under by all the negative news we see and hear every day. Stories like this one give a person hope for our buggered up world.
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,936
Posted By noisycheese
If she were naked, someone would bitch and...

If she were naked, someone would bitch and moan.
If she were wearing a beekeeper's suit, someone would bitch and moan.
If she were wearing anything in between the two above outfits, someone would...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 6,618
Posted By noisycheese
Zing makes a neoprene pouch that will fit inside...

Zing makes a neoprene pouch that will fit inside the Filson small fiels bag: ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 5,664
Posted By noisycheese
No. But digital has made it too easy for people...

No.

But digital has made it too easy for people to produce megatons of crappy photos on a daily basis.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By noisycheese
Or maybe she bought an M camera from Thorsten...

Or maybe she bought an M camera from Thorsten Overgaard?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,293
Posted By noisycheese
Next time Magnum has a meeting of its members in...

Next time Magnum has a meeting of its members in New York, you should crash the meeting and make that announcement. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,463
Posted By noisycheese
If it were me, I'd look for a minty used 50...

If it were me, I'd look for a minty used 50 Summicron. New Summicrons go for $2068 USD at B&H. I took a look on ebay and saw a nice used 50 Summicron for $1100 last week.

Saving $1000 by buying...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,051
Posted By noisycheese
No useless ten minute video mode. HUZZAH!!! And...

No useless ten minute video mode. HUZZAH!!!
And there are strap lugs after all: https://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M-D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6,627
Posted By noisycheese
Yes. I have never bought a Leica M lens - new or...

Yes.

I have never bought a Leica M lens - new or used - and ended up regretting it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,168
Posted By noisycheese
There are so many thousands of federal laws on...

There are so many thousands of federal laws on the books - over 23,000 pages - that no one knows exactly how many there are, let alone what all those laws forbid.

If any one of us violates any one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-04-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,725
Posted By noisycheese
That's my approach to it. I have my camera gear...

That's my approach to it. I have my camera gear insured to the hilt and I use it; I am careful with my gear in terms of not dropping/breaking/losing it. I am cautious about my surroundings and...
Forum: RFF News 04-03-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,466
Posted By noisycheese
See, that's the thing: Take advantage of your...

See, that's the thing: Take advantage of your fellow man now, pay later - with significant interest and penalties attached to the principal amount.

As would any Leica connoisseur, I would be tempted...
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,466
Posted By noisycheese
One always daydreams about coming upon a treasure...

One always daydreams about coming upon a treasure trove such as that one which can be had for a song. But then what??

Do you give a full disclosure to the seller who is completely in the dark? ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,170
Posted By noisycheese
There is some contention regarding whether or not...

There is some contention regarding whether or not the Nikon F3hp is a mechanical camera, given its battery powered shutter. If the F3hp is considered a mechanical camera, I would cast a vote for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-01-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,841
Posted By noisycheese
What is your Leica M dream lens?

That is my question - what is your Leica M dream lens, and why?

It can be current production or an out of production lens. It can be a lens that you own, or one that has eluded you so far.

For...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By noisycheese
The M4-2 has the following viewfinder frame...

The M4-2 has the following viewfinder frame lines: 35mm, 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. Later models of the M4-2 added 28mm and 75mm lines. The M4-2 production bodies were made in black chrome only; a few...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-22-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4,897
Posted By noisycheese
@Kevin, Given your health circumstances, I can...

@Kevin,
Given your health circumstances, I can certainly see the wisdom in trading for the M-M. The most important thing of all is taking care of your health, extending your life and enhancing your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By noisycheese
You can have a small cool looking lens hood - or...

You can have a small cool looking lens hood - or you can have a big, dorky looking one that actually does some good. You can't have both. Not unless you get two lens hoods, that is.

Personally...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By noisycheese
I don't want to share my first shot with my M-P...

I don't want to share my first shot with my M-P 240. It was a photo of my refrigerator. :rolleyes:

In my defense, I have go on to photograph much more noteworthy subject matter since then.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-15-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 7,685
Posted By noisycheese
There are a lot of comments in this thread that...

There are a lot of comments in this thread that do not make any sense to me, beginning with:
I do not understand why being smitten with your Leica M prevents you from using it. Just get out and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-15-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 6,356
Posted By noisycheese
I could not care less about smartphone...

I could not care less about smartphone photography but I hope Leica makes a killing in this joint venture. The more financially sound Leica is, the better for we Leica connoisseurs.

If they come...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-15-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By noisycheese
The thing to do would be to send it off to Sherry...

The thing to do would be to send it off to Sherry Krauter and have her check it. Qualified Leica repair people uses 10 or 12 different lubricants on the numerous parts of the mechanical M cameras. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By noisycheese
It seems like DOF would be so thin that using a...

It seems like DOF would be so thin that using a tripod would be mandatory...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-29-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By noisycheese
the Panda set is not what I would consider to be...

the Panda set is not what I would consider to be a beautiful camera. In terms of sheer tackiness, garishness and poor taste, this has got to be Leica's master work of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-24-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,884
Posted By noisycheese
A lot of people love the M60, but I have never...

A lot of people love the M60, but I have never cared for its styling. It looks too futuristic. When I watch reruns of Star Trek - The Next Generation, I half expect to see an M60 lounging about in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Maybe we should have another poll with the...

Maybe we should have another poll with the question, "Why are some photographers butt-hurt at Leica?"
Forum: Leica SL 12-13-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,874
Posted By noisycheese
It's really pretty simple: Stick with the M...

It's really pretty simple: Stick with the M camera line and a 2 or 3 lens kit. You can't go wrong.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-13-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Agreed to all the above. That was one of the...

Agreed to all the above.

That was one of the points I was trying to make earlier.

When it comes to material goods and possessions, a person is entitled to what they can pay for and not one thing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,706
Posted By noisycheese
When a photographer - that is, a living human -...

When a photographer - that is, a living human - walks down a street and carries out the practice of street photography, he/she is participating in a lawful and legitimate photographic activity. The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-11-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
But then neither is eating out, cable TV, new...

But then neither is eating out, cable TV, new cars and going to bars. One man's treasure is another man's trash. I know a lot of photographers who drive beat up cars and own camera kits that are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-11-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
I would have to disagree. The fact that he had...

I would have to disagree. The fact that he had money at his disposal only means that matters of food, water, shelter, clothing and medical did not require his attention and efforts.

For...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
Wanting a Leica is one thing. Deserving a Leica...

Wanting a Leica is one thing. Deserving a Leica is another matter entirely.

At the end of the day, the reality of the situation is this: A person deserves a Leica if they can pay for it; if they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2015
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,146
Posted By noisycheese
Platypod Pro: ...

Platypod Pro: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1152836-REG/platypod_pro_1001_pro_deluxe_kit.html

I will use this as a stabilizing base for my flash when doing off camera wireless flash...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By noisycheese
Anything by Steve McCurry.

Anything by Steve McCurry.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-08-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
I cannot speak for all nations of the world, but...

I cannot speak for all nations of the world, but I would hazard a guess that if you live in the U.S. and are in the middle or upper half of the middle class economic strata (...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By noisycheese
@JHP, You have probably bent the shaft that is...

@JHP,

You have probably bent the shaft that is connected to the rewind knob. This happened to my MP although I could not figure out how I did this.

I would urge you to send your MP off to have it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By noisycheese
I keep my lenses in a Pelican box that has padded...

I keep my lenses in a Pelican box that has padded dividers instead of the perforated open cell foam insert. My two flash units and other camera bodies are stored in my Lowepro airline carryon size...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,089
Posted By noisycheese
Agreed - $100k is chump change for what he was...

Agreed - $100k is chump change for what he was subjected to, especially when you factor out the attorney's fees which are probably 40%, his medical bills and the cost of replacing his destroyed...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 26,206
Posted By noisycheese
I have not found that to be the case. You just...

I have not found that to be the case. You just have to get closer, that's all. With the 28mm focal length, you can get a good composition at about 4-5 feet from your subject. With the 21mm, you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,785
Posted By noisycheese
I would take four rolls for each day at the...

I would take four rolls for each day at the destination, so 48 rolls for two weeks and I'd just round up to an even 50. That sounds like a lot, but if you take the film out of the boxes and plastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By noisycheese
Same here. I was able to afford my M240 by...

Same here. I was able to afford my M240 by trading in a Pelican 1600 case full of Nikon kit that I had judiciously acquired over 20+ years of photography and camera collecting.

If the wife thinks...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-31-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,474
Posted By noisycheese
I think you sort of answered your own question. ...

I think you sort of answered your own question.

If B&W truly is your thing, get the M246 Monochrom and don't look back. If you want to shoot color down the road for a specific project, buy a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By noisycheese
Nice images, Mark! I like the grain, and I...

Nice images, Mark! I like the grain, and I especially like the halo effect around the light sources. Where do you buy Polypan film?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,216
Posted By noisycheese
It's all relevant - everything costs more these...

It's all relevant - everything costs more these days. Why? the value of the dollar is in the toilet. Compare the price of a gallon of gasoline in 1967 to 2015. Like everything else, gasoline is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By noisycheese
I keep both front and rear caps on my lenses in...

I keep both front and rear caps on my lenses in my camera bag, and work at keeping my camera bags squeaky clean inside. Given the cost of lenses these days, it only makes sense to do this.

My...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By noisycheese
The redoubtable Cartier-Bresson did a lot of his...

The redoubtable Cartier-Bresson did a lot of his street photography with a 50mm lens, which is obvious when you consider his camera to subject distance in the video. If he had been that far away...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,757
Posted By noisycheese
Agreed. Technology cannot an will not replace...

Agreed.

Technology cannot an will not replace content, composition and perception. As David Vestal once said:
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