Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 167 of 167
Search took 1.30 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: newyorkone
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 6,396
Posted By newyorkone
You should have begun your description with child...

You should have begun your description with child molester.

"Child molester, pseudo-intellectual whose comic form simply doesn't work."

I'll add...highly overrated, sicko freak.

However, nothing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-21-2008
Replies: 202
Views: 40,547
Posted By newyorkone
I agree with this. Like Zeiss with their ZF line...

I agree with this. Like Zeiss with their ZF line for Nikon mount. Leveraging the same lens formulations for multiple formats.

There are quite a few people using R lenses on EOS SLR's so if Leica...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-14-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 3,351
Posted By newyorkone
I find this curious too. Who was the OPS dealer?...

I find this curious too. Who was the OPS dealer? Clearly they deserve the majority of the blame. Regardless, I hope things get worked out. Sounds like a horrible experience.

I had to go through...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2008
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
My attempt at a "high key" look in LR. My new...

My attempt at a "high key" look in LR. My new baby girl...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2172507946_56110eb9a7_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By newyorkone
Nice...a little small, but... Which IR filter...

Nice...a little small, but...

Which IR filter did you use and how did you process them? Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Brilliant...made my day.

Brilliant...made my day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2007
Replies: 1,424
Views: 348,358
Posted By newyorkone
I don't think I have ever read a comment on a...

I don't think I have ever read a comment on a forum that I disagreed so much with. The Leica M and Noct combo is the antithesis of "the latest and greatest" disease, and if you can't see what makes...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By newyorkone
People have been struck by lightning. Trees have...

People have been struck by lightning. Trees have fallen on people. Planes have crashed...

Maybe we should just all stay inside and be afraid.

It's a nice gesture to warn people to be cautious,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks Gary...the M8 is such a joy for candids.

Thanks Gary...the M8 is such a joy for candids.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
noct http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/14651547...

noct

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/1465154762_894cc4cb8d_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By newyorkone
Sorry to hear that... Some have gotten lucky and...

Sorry to hear that...

Some have gotten lucky and everything turned out spot on. For the rest of us, myself included, it appears that the M8 is a bit more sensitive to focusing discrepancies. I am...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 09-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,906
Posted By newyorkone
This banding is supposed to be horizontal. I...

This banding is supposed to be horizontal. I don't where you heard otherwise. It has not been fixed by a firmware update yet but has been promised in a future update. I've gotten the banding once...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,277
Posted By newyorkone
Practical Photography... About as credible,...

Practical Photography...

About as credible, journalistically, as Popular Photography and the rest of the "top 40," mostly ads, magazine crowd.

Only useful for wiping your arse, and even then not...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 7,338
Posted By newyorkone
Olsen, I suspect that Canon has increased...

Olsen,

I suspect that Canon has increased profitability in part because of lower quality in terms of build, durability, QC and customer service.

My 2 5D's both had problems and service was a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By newyorkone
I quite like your photo actually...great moment...

I quite like your photo actually...great moment captured. Not every shot has to be museum material :)

I think what this boils down to is different strokes for different folks. Some people prefer...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By newyorkone
My M8 and Noct also backfocuses a little so yes...

My M8 and Noct also backfocuses a little so yes it isn't "perfectly" in focus, but please indulge me by explaining how MY photo is "dull, flat and without contrast?"

Perhaps you would care to show...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By newyorkone
I beg to...

I beg to differ...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/1314498737_fd2af53e3f_o.jpg

And there are a ton of Noctilux pictures on flickr that are incredible...much better than mine...most of which are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 7,338
Posted By newyorkone
Congrats! You will love it. I know I love...

Congrats! You will love it.

I know I love mine...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/1351412973_d19b2d7560_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 7,338
Posted By newyorkone
It is not fair to compare Leica to Canon or Nikon...

It is not fair to compare Leica to Canon or Nikon from a scales of economy perspective. My guess is that both Canon and Nikon are probably making a lot more money from each 5D and D200 sold,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
A whole page worth of posts are gone???

A whole page worth of posts are gone???
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks again, John. You inspired me and I went...

Thanks again, John.

You inspired me and I went to B&H today and picked up a B&W 092 filter for my 35 summicron. This is going to be fun...

Hopefully I'll have something decent to share soon.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks for the info. Are you using the default...

Thanks for the info. Are you using the default present in LR? If not, do you have a "homemade" preset? Also, do you remember the shutter speed on the IR shot...looks VERY sharp. Your shots really...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Stunning B&W's John. Which lenses and how did...

Stunning B&W's John. Which lenses and how did you process. The sharpness and contrast looks like large format.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 9,932
Posted By newyorkone
Great colors Tony! What preset are you using in...

Great colors Tony! What preset are you using in LR? Where did you get your lens? I am in NYC too. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,254
Posted By newyorkone
Me too. I turn off the auto preview and pretend....

Me too. I turn off the auto preview and pretend. Saves battery life too :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,254
Posted By newyorkone
That doesn't describe me at all. I think the M8...

That doesn't describe me at all. I think the M8 has broken out of this cliche, if anything.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
That 75 cron is CRAZY sharp and beautiful bokeh!

That 75 cron is CRAZY sharp and beautiful bokeh!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
35 Summicron ASPH...makes for a very light walk...

35 Summicron ASPH...makes for a very light walk around camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Nothing beats a great book...

except for maybe a beautiful day and a great camera :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1029/554845248_aff1e8191e_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,532
Posted By newyorkone
HP for me - Epson, nothing but problems

I've had nothing but problems with all 3 Epsons that I have used. Clogged heads, gobs of wasted ink unclogging heads, pizza wheel marks, did I mention clogged heads...

My vote is for the B9180. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,570
Posted By newyorkone
Fine here

I'm getting significantly better results than I ever did with either of my ex-5D's.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
35 cron asph

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/524900593_e9282bcf06_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Great shots! Very CB like...

Great shots! Very CB like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
Ouch...

That lens is CRAZY sharp!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-27-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 4,258
Posted By newyorkone
Ditto, about a month ago.

Ditto, about a month ago.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 10,038
Posted By newyorkone
160 outdoors/daylight...it's a must with the Noct...

160 outdoors/daylight...it's a must with the Noct even with a 2 stop ND filter and 1/8000 max shutter.

640 indoors.

The most interesting observation that I've made after nearly 1000 shots is that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By newyorkone
I would like the shutter sound to be quieter but...

I would like the shutter sound to be quieter but the images that I'm getting from the M8 make the shutter sound a moot point. I'm getting captures that are stunning and very film-like and that to me...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-12-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 10,340
Posted By newyorkone
Quite simply, the M8/Noct combo is photographic...

Quite simply, the M8/Noct combo is photographic heaven on earth :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/457218837_218ad8256f_o.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/457212072_1cfdb60281_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,431
Posted By newyorkone
Nikon, I've had good results with but then again,...

Nikon, I've had good results with but then again, hardly ever needed to use warranty.

Canon, good luck getting them to fix things IN WARRANTY without giving you the runaround and having to send...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By newyorkone
What does the box look like? It is marked as...

What does the box look like? It is marked as DEMO? Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-06-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,171
Posted By newyorkone
smoke break...

M8/Noctilux @ f1:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/447928213_1818498250_o.jpg

Absolutely loving the M8!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 10,340
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks!

Great tip. I had wondered why sometimes my shots were hazy (to me blurry and slightly out of focus) and other times sharp even though I was pretty sure my focusing was correct.

I had not considered...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,047
Posted By newyorkone
Happy New Black M8 Owner...Thanks Ken!

A gentleman and all around nice guy to deal with. Honest and of the highest integrity.

Just got a brand new black M8 from Ken with an extra battery at a great deal. Image number started at 0001!...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 10,340
Posted By newyorkone
All brilliant! Just got my black M8...

All brilliant!

Just got my black M8 finally...been playing with it with the Noctilux mounted most of the time.

I'm curious about how you are processing these. Sharpening, raw converter, etc.? I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,688
Posted By newyorkone
Some things never change

I've been away for 4 months and you're still bitching about the M8 and Leica. To say that you sound like a broken record is an understatement. If you want to believe that the M8 is garbage which in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By newyorkone
support your local dealer

Find a good dealer...buy locally :)

Shoot and have fun.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,924
Posted By newyorkone
Awesome pics Steve... I will be getting my M8...

Awesome pics Steve...

I will be getting my M8 soon and will be bugging you for tips.

How do you process your M8 files? Which program? B&W? Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2006
Replies: 80
Views: 5,234
Posted By newyorkone
Absolutely ridiculous statement on so many...

Absolutely ridiculous statement on so many levels. It's not even worth my time to address how inaccurate this statement is since it is so absurd.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-01-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 4,640
Posted By newyorkone
How do you check how many shots have been taken? ...

How do you check how many shots have been taken? Thanks.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-30-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 4,640
Posted By newyorkone
Hope things works out for you. Keep us posted. ...

Hope things works out for you. Keep us posted. Take care.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By newyorkone
Yes. That's not bad - at most $80 and shipping. ...

Yes. That's not bad - at most $80 and shipping. I can probably do it myself but I'd prefer an expert. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-30-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,205
Posted By newyorkone
Just got my refurb R-D1. Everything looks good...

Just got my refurb R-D1. Everything looks good except that the shutter doesn't appear to be completely flat. There appears to be one blade that is not uniform like the rest. Is this normal?

Can...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-30-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By newyorkone
How much is the DAG alignment?

How much is the DAG alignment?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-28-2006
Replies: 90
Views: 9,921
Posted By newyorkone
Congrats! I have to wait until Thursday...

Congrats! I have to wait until Thursday :(

Which lens? Nice bokeh...smooth as butta!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-28-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,205
Posted By newyorkone
Apparently mine shipped today but I don't see a...

Apparently mine shipped today but I don't see a tracking number on the track my order page. I emailed them but as of yet still no reply.

The notion of owning this camera feels very mad max to me......
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-28-2006
Replies: 90
Views: 9,921
Posted By newyorkone
Joe, Mine is on the way...according to Epson. ...

Joe,

Mine is on the way...according to Epson. Let us know how the focusing is out of the box. Take care.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,117
Posted By newyorkone
If memory serves me right, you shoot Canon. ...

If memory serves me right, you shoot Canon. Canon doesn't do this so why would you expect Leica to?

When the LCD on my 5D flaked out after only 3 months I had to send it in and they didn't send me...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By newyorkone
J... Beautiful. My Noct needs an M8!!! Were...

J...

Beautiful. My Noct needs an M8!!!

Were these B&W straight out of the camera or PP conversion?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-18-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By newyorkone
It's just you. Looks fine to me. Maybe it is...

It's just you. Looks fine to me. Maybe it is your screen?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 4,400
Posted By newyorkone
I linked to a few that I found on flickr in this...

I linked to a few that I found on flickr in this thread...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31519
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 8,134
Posted By newyorkone
M8 and Noct...what a combo. My only complaint,...

M8 and Noct...what a combo. My only complaint, ISO 2500 isn't grainy enough :D

http://static.flickr.com/115/292067429_56c449ca67_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 8,134
Posted By newyorkone
Another good one from...

Another good one from flickr...

http://static.flickr.com/111/299097339_0d904b2e22_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 8,134
Posted By newyorkone
This is the best M8 Noct shot that I've seen...

This is the best M8 Noct shot that I've seen yet...

http://static.flickr.com/101/299279963_ccd38e00eb_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-14-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 7,364
Posted By newyorkone
Great... Let us know if the sensor stays clean...

Great...

Let us know if the sensor stays clean or is at least easier to clean with just a blower. Take care.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-12-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 7,364
Posted By newyorkone
You might find that after you do just one wet...

You might find that after you do just one wet cleaning that you will be able to just use the blower going forward like the 1DS - maybe you got stuck on dust from the factory...which isn't unheard of...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-11-2006
Replies: 83
Views: 9,213
Posted By newyorkone
This has got to be one of the funniest posts I've...

This has got to be one of the funniest posts I've seen in a while. I think you meant to say, all companies, reputable or not, release cameras with obvious flaws. D200 banding...are you so sure that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-11-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By newyorkone
Dave, I've got the 950 too. 2.1 MP... Back in...

Dave,

I've got the 950 too. 2.1 MP...

Back in the day, it was an awesome IR camera. Still is fun to play with from time to time.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By newyorkone
Yawn...no thanks.

Yawn...no thanks.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By newyorkone
At these focal lengths, the differences will...

At these focal lengths, the differences will probably be very slight.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By newyorkone
Jorge, Do you remember if that chair just left...

Jorge,

Do you remember if that chair just left off from the center was black or maroon?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-07-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks Tom...

Thanks Tom...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 6,346
Posted By newyorkone
Just to continue this off-topic discussion. It's...

Just to continue this off-topic discussion.

It's just coincidence. Our family drove only Toyotas and they were NOT trouble free. Far from it.

Going on 4th year of German car ownership...nothing...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-04-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,027
Posted By newyorkone
Nice shots...you lucky bum :D Yes, where did you...

Nice shots...you lucky bum :D

Yes, where did you get yours from? I'm in NYC too btw...we should have an M8 gathering.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,907
Posted By newyorkone
Tim: Did your unit look obviously used or was it...

Tim:

Did your unit look obviously used or was it in pretty good condition?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
Apparently the person took these in JPEG mode. ...

Apparently the person took these in JPEG mode. No wonder...

I always shoot in raw anyway but sometimes I shoot JPEG on my 5D for convenience. That's not going to happen on this camera.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
These are pretty bad. The DNG's that I've seen...

These are pretty bad. The DNG's that I've seen don't look like the full size versions of these shots so clearly the user has post-processed these into digital hell. Lot's of pixelization, aliasing,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
Yes, I'm no camcorder expert but I do know that...

Yes, I'm no camcorder expert but I do know that when people refer to photos looking like a camcorder, it's not usually (if ever) a compliment.

I doubt ANYBODY thought that you meant it as a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
$4795 actually. Yes.

$4795 actually.

Yes.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
Apparently he's a moderator on the Leica...

Apparently he's a moderator on the Leica forums...probably has very close ties to the company. I'm not sure but it sounds like he is saying these pictures are from August???
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
Now, come on. Sepia toning? That gripe is just...

Now, come on. Sepia toning? That gripe is just stretching things a little bit.

You can do it. Say it with me...

"These M8 images are nice and very film like" :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-02-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,649
Posted By newyorkone
Amazing M8 shots

More M8 shots by a Leica-Camera-User.com member...stunning.

Ywenz...do these look like your camcorder ;)

http://www.leica-camera-user.com/digital-forum/8491-m8-some-shots.html
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-01-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,393
Posted By newyorkone
Oooh...Guinness. Nice grab shots, BTW.

Oooh...Guinness.

Nice grab shots, BTW.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2006
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,602
Posted By newyorkone
So many beautiful M's and lenses. This thread is...

So many beautiful M's and lenses. This thread is both delightful and dangerous!!!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-31-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,610
Posted By newyorkone
Were the signs faded? What did the scene...

Were the signs faded? What did the scene actually look like?

Unless you were actually there, I'm afraid it's kind of hard to make a judgment call on how accurate the colors really are.

And what...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-31-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,610
Posted By newyorkone
I would agree that "Vladimer's" own photos are...

I would agree that "Vladimer's" own photos are very good as someone else pointed out, but a devil's advocate offers thoughtful critique and debate. That's not what he does. He offers the same...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 4,468
Posted By newyorkone
Pixel-peeping is fine but somtimes I think people...

Pixel-peeping is fine but somtimes I think people can't see the forest for the trees...

Here's a 100% crop from the top-left corner from the original DNG saved to JPG. No sharpening at all. I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By newyorkone
From what I've seen from the Epson RD-1 B&W wise,...

From what I've seen from the Epson RD-1 B&W wise, it would be great if Leica licensed the algorithm/software from Epson or whoever developed it for them.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-26-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,662
Posted By newyorkone
IMHO, build a good relationship with a good local...

IMHO, build a good relationship with a good local dealer...

It will be priceless.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-26-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
Yes...definitely not a quickie, nervous hands...

Yes...definitely not a quickie, nervous hands combo to say the least.

I bought the 1.25X mag in anticipation of the M8/noct combo.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-26-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
:D I would've picked the last NY lottery...

:D

I would've picked the last NY lottery jackpot numbers too, but they wouldn't let me buy the ticket after the fact...

BTW, both are nice shots.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,618
Posted By newyorkone
The third shot is amazing. Is that B&W straight...

The third shot is amazing. Is that B&W straight out of the camera?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,618
Posted By newyorkone
8X? Is that 2 stops?

8X? Is that 2 stops?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
So why even mention it then. Like I said...let's...

So why even mention it then. Like I said...let's get back to the M8 and photography.



You mean like how you keep saying the M8 is no better than a 20D. Different people fuss about different...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks Jorge... :) Sometimes that testosterone...

Thanks Jorge... :)

Sometimes that testosterone just gets the better of me...Dr. David Banner like.

Yes...back to the M8 and photography!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2006
Replies: 107
Views: 9,551
Posted By newyorkone
Even more reason that you should understand that...

Even more reason that you should understand that the two systems have uses and strengths which aren't entirely duplicative. You also mention that if Leica had the money what would they do...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2006
Replies: 107
Views: 9,551
Posted By newyorkone
It's pointless to compare AF SLR systems to RF. ...

It's pointless to compare AF SLR systems to RF. Different tools for different needs. Personally I will own both.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-25-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
I will concede that my original post was perhaps...

I will concede that my original post was perhaps a little heated and I have since removed it but I don't think that it was out of place or out of context and here's why...

1. Sean did upset and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 3,637
Posted By newyorkone
Jappv, I did the same here and I was stunned by...

Jappv,

I did the same here and I was stunned by the quality of that image. It even looked good at 200%...300% even if I sat at arms length from the screen.

This photo could easily be printed to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
The magic is in the lenses...:D Let's just hope...

The magic is in the lenses...:D

Let's just hope that as the picture gets clearer that the M8 is true to maintaining lens fingerprint.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
You have a point until you get extreme. This...

You have a point until you get extreme. This might be your opinion but it not "the truth." People that don't agree with you are not incorrect, they just have a different opinion.

I happen to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
Kind of hard to tell with the size and quality of...

Kind of hard to tell with the size and quality of these images viewed on a computer screen is what I'm saying. I can make scanned film look digital too...it all depends on who took the shot and how...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
And a giant beast of a camera compared to a RF.

And a giant beast of a camera compared to a RF.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,427
Posted By newyorkone
Looks like any other digicam... ...photo that is...

Looks like any other digicam...

...photo that is cropped and converted to JPEG, incorrectly exposed, with camera shaking and taken with horrible store fluorescent lighting.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
Bullied? How so? Please clarify because I don't...

Bullied? How so? Please clarify because I don't see it. Who's the moderator here? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2006
Replies: 73
Views: 8,927
Posted By newyorkone
Agree. Sign me up for that :)

Agree. Sign me up for that :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
Just pointing out what I feel happened. It's my...

Just pointing out what I feel happened. It's my humble opinion. What's wrong with that?

Or perhaps you would prefer all of us to just be mindless "yes" men to your point of view. The thread...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
Charlie: Thanks for the update. Do you find...

Charlie:

Thanks for the update. Do you find that it is easier for you to freely shoot when you are in New York? Fewer cockroaches?

I really llike shooting candid street shots in Harlem and SOHO...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By newyorkone
Maybe Leica included this info because there's...

Maybe Leica included this info because there's the possibility that someone might actually keep the M8 and use it for more than a year or two and never even care about upgrading. Someone might even...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By newyorkone
Because the whole thing was filmed on a set and...

Because the whole thing was filmed on a set and we never went to the moon :)

EDIT: I see that my post was redundant...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 5,005
Posted By newyorkone
Jappv: I agree that smaller cards are better but...

Jappv:

I agree that smaller cards are better but I probably wouldn't go so far as to say using larger cards is stupid. Maybe risk seeking :D My rule is 2 GB max.


egpj:

As far as getting a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
I'm convinced Charlie :) Either you are who you...

I'm convinced Charlie :)

Either you are who you say you are or you're one of the roaches (paparazzi) at the pumpkin patch on the 14th. I doubt it's the latter because those roaches wouldn't know...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By newyorkone
That seems very exaggerated to me. From most...

That seems very exaggerated to me. From most reports and from the screen shots on most sites that I've seen, the RF patch is the same size as that on the current M7 and the previous M6.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,014
Posted By newyorkone
M8 and Noctilux

"Charlie"

Couple of quick questions. The image of you with the Leica (probably M7) on your official site is that a Noctilux mounted to it? ;)

I just got the noct a couple of weeks ago and I am...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,636
Posted By newyorkone
I feel for you man. I'm in the same boat. Just...

I feel for you man. I'm in the same boat. Just sold the 5D but honestly I don't miss the camera at all because pretty soon I WILL HAVE A NEW M8! I'm psyched by this report. I'm mad that I didn't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 5,395
Posted By newyorkone
Your predictable comments about the M8 are...

Your predictable comments about the M8 are boring...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-13-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By newyorkone
Oh just tell us already :) You've practically...

Oh just tell us already :) You've practically given it away already. Then again, be careful...it's like when people talk about good movies...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-12-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 5,088
Posted By newyorkone
I just heard an NPR story today about a new all...

I just heard an NPR story today about a new all laser Lasik. It will only cost you about $3500 an eye!

Let's see:

$7000 for lasik
$4800 for the M8
$6-10000 for lenses

Ouch!!!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,138
Posted By newyorkone
I saw the M8 at my Leica dealer too. I also saw...

I saw the M8 at my Leica dealer too.

I also saw Elvis, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny there too and they were crazy about the M8 :)

Pardon the cynicism but 4 posts and you make claims that you're...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,485
Posted By newyorkone
I think the price will actually go up for a...

I think the price will actually go up for a little while. With the demand for the M8 that I'm hearing about from the Leica dealers in NYC and surrounding metro areas, you'll be lucky to get your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-08-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,181
Posted By newyorkone
I completely disagree. But, you're entitled to...

I completely disagree. But, you're entitled to your wrong opinion. The 1.33x M8 will bring Leica back into the game so that there can even be the possibility of a full frame M9, or whatever they...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By newyorkone
You're probably right but if the USB port was in...

You're probably right but if the USB port was in the bottom plate then you probably wouldn't be able to shoot tethered. This way, at least there's the option to do so and I don't think that's so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 3,532
Posted By newyorkone
A fair number...try nearly 100%, I'm guessing.

A fair number...try nearly 100%, I'm guessing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 3,532
Posted By newyorkone
I really hope Leica sticks around and perhaps...

I really hope Leica sticks around and perhaps they need to change how they do things to accomplish that but I can't help feeling that perhaps that's an irreconcilable contradiction.

Attention to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 3,532
Posted By newyorkone
A Land Cruiser is not a typical Toyota and if it...

A Land Cruiser is not a typical Toyota and if it is an older one then most certainly it was better built than more recent versions - I still doubt a LC that is really used can last 30 years without...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By newyorkone
I would hold off on the battery reservations. ...

I would hold off on the battery reservations. Lith-ion batteries are notorious about showing full charge and then draining very quickly when the first dash goes away. The battery could have been...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,389
Posted By newyorkone
You too eh! I was going to hollow out some bread...

You too eh! I was going to hollow out some bread for my 5D and 35L lens but I couldn't find a load big enough. Guess, I'll just have to wait my my M8 to arrive.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,389
Posted By newyorkone
Great find... Awesome magazine too :)

Great find...

Awesome magazine too :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-03-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By newyorkone
Good one...best joke that I've heard all day :D

Good one...best joke that I've heard all day :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-29-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 6,265
Posted By newyorkone
Does anybody else hear the sound of a broken...

Does anybody else hear the sound of a broken record? Wait, that's analogue...I meant broken CD.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By newyorkone
Nice captures...Thanks for sharing. I see that...

Nice captures...Thanks for sharing.

I see that you've put the noct to good use in a few of the shots.

What other lenses do you use?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,970
Posted By newyorkone
I normally like the C1 conversions but I think...

I normally like the C1 conversions but I think the image looked better opened in CS2 via ACR. Not as much noise.

http://static.flickr.com/48/255308178_fdfe8e1b0e_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,970
Posted By newyorkone
In Photoshop the file info shows max aperture...

In Photoshop the file info shows max aperture f1.0? It appears that this photo was taken with the noctilux. The aperture value was not recorded though.

Also of note, ISO 320. Very clean for ISO...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 3,615
Posted By newyorkone
Bravo...well put :D

Bravo...well put :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 6,970
Posted By newyorkone
Where peter? Thanks.

Where peter? Thanks.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By newyorkone
Nice find! The fact that Tom even remotely likes...

Nice find! The fact that Tom even remotely likes it is amazing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By newyorkone
New and improved Noctilux

No, there's not really a new Noctilux but I was thinking about how the current noctilux might behave on the new M8. Here are some of the improvements that I can think of:

1. The noctilux min....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-22-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,279
Posted By newyorkone
Neck strap or hand strap should provide enough...

Neck strap or hand strap should provide enough insurance for me.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,986
Posted By newyorkone
No need to apologize :) I just didn't understand...

No need to apologize :) I just didn't understand the analogy. Take care.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,986
Posted By newyorkone
I'm not seeing what you are talking about....

I'm not seeing what you are talking about. :confused:

The pictures are quite good and if it really was taken with a VHS camera it would make it that much more incredible.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,395
Posted By newyorkone
Tamarkin isn't requiring a deposit. I doubt all...

Tamarkin isn't requiring a deposit. I doubt all 150 will actually buy the camera but a good number will. I know I will.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks. Nice find and the CCD sounds great. ...

Thanks. Nice find and the CCD sounds great. Lets just hope that it lives up to the marketing. My bet is that it does considering Leica's track record of releasing outstanding products.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,122
Posted By newyorkone
Nice... 21mm? 24mm?

Nice...

21mm? 24mm?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,334
Posted By newyorkone
M8 for IR

Wonder how IR photography will be on the M8? Thoughts...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,380
Posted By newyorkone
I've never quite understood what the fuss was all...

I've never quite understood what the fuss was all about but this single post has cleared things up for me. Thanks! :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,380
Posted By newyorkone
I'd be greatful if you could elaborate on your...

I'd be greatful if you could elaborate on your user experience with this lens - 75 lux. Are there differences between the late Canadian versions and the newest German versions since 1998? Thanks...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
Right...that's what lad means...and I'm sure...

Right...that's what lad means...and I'm sure that's what you meant and it wasn't demeaning at all.

Half-hearted apology accepted...

Now let's get back to the M8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
Talk about hippocracy... You say Phil is rude...

Talk about hippocracy...

You say Phil is rude and arrogant and then you go on and use demeaning words like "NAIVE" (in all caps no less) and "lad" in a public forum.

Who's rude and arrogant?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
Unnecessary? Perhaps you would have preferred...

Unnecessary? Perhaps you would have preferred that he danced around the issue like a ballerina. What's wrong with being direct and here's something novel...speaking the truth. Sometimes the truth...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
That was fast...just what I was hoping to...

That was fast...just what I was hoping to hear.

Thanks...you rock :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
Sean, Thanks for offering a voice of reason. I...

Sean,

Thanks for offering a voice of reason. I could care less about the "leaked" test images but what I am more concerned about was what Erwin said about the shutter having lag. What are your...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,805
Posted By newyorkone
Very irresponsible... JPEG crops??? What was he...

Very irresponsible...

JPEG crops??? What was he thinking...or maybe I should say, what was he drinking?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks for the clarification. This is what I...

Thanks for the clarification. This is what I understood originally but then I got a little confused by some of the descriptions. Now I am finally clear...

So the M8 will provide "adjusted"...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 11,664
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks for the great writeup. Very informative. ...

Thanks for the great writeup. Very informative. I have one question that you might consider silly but nonetheless I'm hoping you can clear up my confusion.

For example: When you mount a 28 mm...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks, but I'm still a little confused. So, the...

Thanks, but I'm still a little confused. So, the 28 mm lens will bring up the 28 frameline even though the actual image will be cropped from what the frameline shows - what you see is not what you...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
Thanks Dave, One question. Why would you used...

Thanks Dave,

One question. Why would you used the 21 CV with the 28 finder? Wouldn't you be able to use the 28 framelines in the M8? Thanks and sorry if this is a silly question but I am not...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
What's the close focus distance for the new 50...

What's the close focus distance for the new 50 lux ASPH?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By newyorkone
What a splendid idea. I want a sunroof and an XM...

What a splendid idea. I want a sunroof and an XM radio. Oh wait, you're talking about cameras. I thought you were talking about cars. Silly me...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
I'd be happy to take that 21 ASPH off your hands...

I'd be happy to take that 21 ASPH off your hands if the price is fair ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 86
Views: 11,851
Posted By newyorkone
Perhaps Leica or someone could make a grip that...

Perhaps Leica or someone could make a grip that replaces the entire bottom plate.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By newyorkone
Awaiting the M8: Need some lenses

Looking forward to the M8 and trying to finalize lens selection :D

I have: 35 Summicron ASPH and 90 APO

I want: 50 Summilux ASPH or 75 Summilux.

Which do you think would be more useful...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By newyorkone
Totally agree. All the raw converters worth...

Totally agree. All the raw converters worth mentioning: Capture One, etc. and of course ACR all support DNG. Who knows what will happen to all of of my CS2 and NEF files in the years to come.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,124
Posted By newyorkone
I have owned Niikon and Canon and I would NEVER...

I have owned Niikon and Canon and I would NEVER buy the "beta" cameras that they release when they are first shipped, but I am glad that Leica is taking the time to tweak things BEFORE the camera...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,560
Posted By newyorkone
Shutter sound is quite nice

I personally like the shutter sound. It is very close to the sound of the shutter of the M6TTL.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2006
Replies: 86
Views: 11,851
Posted By newyorkone
Agreed

The comments about looks, rewind button, etc. are ridiculous. Thank goodness these guys aren't designing the M8.

If they were to design the M8, Leica would surely go out of business.

From what...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-22-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By newyorkone
I've seen some nice images from the R-D1

...but Epson is a crappy company that doesn't stand behind their products. Their printers suck and constantly clog (I've owned two and that's two too many if you ask me) and they will fight their...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-22-2006
Replies: 134
Views: 18,895
Posted By newyorkone
My 5D's LCD started flaking out after 3 months of...

My 5D's LCD started flaking out after 3 months of ownership. It flickers in and out of showing all the colors and only showing what apears to be 8 bit color - like when Windows boots up in safe...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-21-2006
Replies: 134
Views: 18,895
Posted By newyorkone
Talking Warranty

If Leica includes a 3 year passport warranty with the M8 then I'm in for sure. Although, it might put them out of business too if there are a lot of bugs...let's hope that there aren't any like with...
Showing results 1 to 167 of 167

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 22:45.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.