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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,602
Posted By Steven Dooley
1) OM-2n 2) F3 with the MD4 3) Leica M4 4) Leica...

1) OM-2n
2) F3 with the MD4
3) Leica M4
4) Leica M5
5) Ebony 4x5
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 10,109
Posted By Steven Dooley
I really appreciate that the M5 is a classically...

I really appreciate that the M5 is a classically manufactured Leica M, but also not your typical M.

I think it's a brilliant kit of thoughtful engineering.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By Steven Dooley
I second your assessment of Sherry's work. I...

I second your assessment of Sherry's work. I don't think I would send my Ms to anybody else for serious work. She did a great job on my M5. And she's a hoot to talk to!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 7,679
Posted By Steven Dooley
I set up my GoPro on a tripod very close to a...

I set up my GoPro on a tripod very close to a hummingbird feeder and control the device remotely from my tablet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 22,681
Posted By Steven Dooley
+1 I especially like it because it's not like any...

+1
I especially like it because it's not like any other M film or digital camera.
Welcome to the club!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Steven Dooley
To each their own, but I think the phrase "A fool...

To each their own, but I think the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted" is applicable here.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,317
Posted By Steven Dooley
Wishes for a speedy and full recovery - I'll...

Wishes for a speedy and full recovery -
I'll keep you in my prayers, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,020
Posted By Steven Dooley
Another vote for the M5. It's a nice complement...

Another vote for the M5.
It's a nice complement to my M4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,884
Posted By Steven Dooley
I passed many happy hours listening to the...

I passed many happy hours listening to the alternative music station while in darkroom while in college.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,794
Posted By Steven Dooley
+1 for Sherry, too. I was very surprised with...

+1 for Sherry, too.

I was very surprised with the turnaround on the CLA on my M5. I expected a few months, but it ended up being a few weeks.

And she is cool, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,715
Posted By Steven Dooley
One and it looked like a digital M. I was...

One and it looked like a digital M. I was carrying the "M-body which should not be named" (M5) around my neck so he probably didn't recognize it. He was rushing off behind me, too.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,238
Posted By Steven Dooley
Yes, welcome back!

Yes, welcome back!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 5,704
Posted By Steven Dooley
My kit consists of a M5 and M4. The M5 shares...

My kit consists of a M5 and M4. The M5 shares the same viewfinder as the M4 - very useful.
Forum: Photo Software 04-25-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,740
Posted By Steven Dooley
The website identifies that the software supports...

The website identifies that the software supports all three Merrills.

Let us know how you make out!
Forum: Photo Software 04-25-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,740
Posted By Steven Dooley
I've read on other websites that the editing...

I've read on other websites that the editing software from here - http://www.iridientdigital.com/ will read X3F files. I can't comment since it's Mac specific and I'm a PC. You can download a trial...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,987
Posted By Steven Dooley
Sherry updated the battery voltage in mine and...

Sherry updated the battery voltage in mine and gave it a much needed CLA, too. She did a fantastic job. She is such a hoot! Great camera - and one time the most avante-guard models Leica...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-19-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,466
Posted By Steven Dooley
+1 I didn't think I needed another camera until I...

+1
I didn't think I needed another camera until I started reading up on the DP2M. Now I want one.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-09-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,888
Posted By Steven Dooley
I thoroughly enjoyed my first real outing with my...

I thoroughly enjoyed my first real outing with my NEX-6 and v2 35mm Summicron today. Peaking works well and is pretty seamless. I was pleased as Punch to be able to use M glass on a digital...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,337
Posted By Steven Dooley
Cheers, Helen!

Cheers, Helen!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By Steven Dooley
I've appreciated all the comments in this thread...

I've appreciated all the comments in this thread since I recently bought the NEX-6 to use with my Leica lenses.

Other than a Novoflex, can one of you suggest the 2nd best M adapter to buy?
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-06-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 14,243
Posted By Steven Dooley
I recently picked up the 6 and I had a...

I recently picked up the 6 and I had a opportunity to get out with it today.
It's fine camera. It handles very well and easily. I didn't think I was going to like the EVF, but in use, it is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,606
Posted By Steven Dooley
How did your images turn out, Vick? Do you like...

How did your images turn out, Vick?
Do you like the camera?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,282
Posted By Steven Dooley
OP, I recently did what you are considering to do...

OP, I recently did what you are considering to do and personally, I completely dig this kit. I'm jazzed with the results I'm getting and I am having great fun with it. It's far better than I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Posted By Steven Dooley
The GF1 rocks! I took this with the 20mm...

The GF1 rocks!
I took this with the 20mm Panasonic with the aI setting, too. Image was not manipulated just a little crop.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2012
Replies: 1,035
Views: 271,212
Posted By Steven Dooley
The 20mm came today. I think I'm really going to...

The 20mm came today.
I think I'm really going to like this kit.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Steven Dooley
Thanks for your input, guys. I like to read that...

Thanks for your input, guys. I like to read that some folks are managing this combination well enough.

I was solely thinking about getting an adapter to use my M-lenses on the GF1, but I really...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Steven Dooley
I bought a GF1. It was a Craigslist posting and I...

I bought a GF1.
It was a Craigslist posting and I cannot tell you how clean and relatively unused it is. I'm psyched!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Steven Dooley
Thanks for your input guys. Yeah, I'm thinking...

Thanks for your input guys. Yeah, I'm thinking there is no easy answer to what I would like to do; m4/3 bodies just provide an inexpensive option to using M-lenses on a digital bodies.

That being...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Steven Dooley
M-Lens Focusing on GF1

I'm considering getting a GF1 to use for my M-lenses.
I've read many threads here about what I gain/lose with this combination but I was wondering about focusing. Is it a non-issue?

Thanks for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,555
Posted By Steven Dooley
I was 21. I dropped by the local camera store...

I was 21. I dropped by the local camera store one afternoon and there was an early M3 for sale. It was my first introduction to LEICA. I eventually scraped up enough money to purchase it and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2012
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,721
Posted By Steven Dooley
Cicala, who is the lens manufacturer?

Cicala, who is the lens manufacturer?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2011
Replies: 363
Views: 108,538
Posted By Steven Dooley
Sweet rig!

Sweet rig!
Forum: RFF Polls 12-17-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 112,240
Posted By Steven Dooley
OM-2n chrome. Used it extensively in college and...

OM-2n chrome. Used it extensively in college and took it when "backpacking" through Europe in the early nineties.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,049
Posted By Steven Dooley
I'm a big fan, too. I really like the ratcheted...

I'm a big fan, too.
I really like the ratcheted rewinding functionality.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 3,730
Posted By Steven Dooley
+1 Open your mind to a different sized M body and...

+1
Open your mind to a different sized M body and get an M5. You will not regret it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By Steven Dooley
If I remember correctly, it took about three...

If I remember correctly, it took about three weeks or so for her to give my M5 a CLA a few years back. It's a great camera with brilliant features which sadly is not appreciated my most Leica M...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,721
Posted By Steven Dooley
I'm a proud M5 shooter.

I'm a proud M5 shooter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2011
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,721
Posted By Steven Dooley
Nice kit, Jan! What type of camera pouch is that?...

Nice kit, Jan!
What type of camera pouch is that?
Thanks, Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2011
Replies: 1,203
Views: 342,017
Posted By Steven Dooley
Summicron v2...:)

Summicron v2...:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 32,720
Posted By Steven Dooley
Well done on the reassembly! I quite enjoyed...

Well done on the reassembly!
I quite enjoyed reading it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steven Dooley
Now that's a great inexpensive solution! Cheers!

Now that's a great inexpensive solution!
Cheers!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steven Dooley
I knew someone here would some great ideas and...

I knew someone here would some great ideas and suggestions!
Thanks for the input!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steven Dooley
M5, two lenses, film, filters... I'd really like...

M5, two lenses, film, filters...
I'd really like some additional padding around the M5; I'll figure something out.

Thanks for your responses!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steven Dooley
Insert for my Domke 803

Can anybody suggest a replacement insert for a Domke 803?

I have a single column padding unit, which I find to be not very useful for my M kit. I'm not keen on the Domke three-compartment unit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steven Dooley
Nice, Dave! I use the same classic Leica camera...

Nice, Dave!
I use the same classic Leica camera case for my M4 and I'm looking for the solution you provided here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2011
Replies: 1,203
Views: 342,017
Posted By Steven Dooley
Another image taken with the v2 Summicron.

Another image taken with the v2 Summicron.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2011
Replies: 590
Views: 68,363
Posted By Steven Dooley
I picked up a Yashica CC at a consignment store a...

I picked up a Yashica CC at a consignment store a few years back for seven dollars and change. I had the intention of making it a desk ornament.

I had no idea what I actually bought until I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2011
Replies: 1,203
Views: 342,017
Posted By Steven Dooley
Summer

Version 2 Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,113
Posted By Steven Dooley
-Brilliant! Thanks!

-Brilliant! Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By Steven Dooley
Sweeet... Gee, I think I now have GAS...

Sweeet... Gee, I think I now have GAS attack.

Ja! Good one, Brian!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,761
Posted By Steven Dooley
Tremendous! You really are a convert! ...

Tremendous! You really are a convert! (wink-wink, secret handshake stuff, etc...)

I only have one of those in my kit but like it's non-metered peer, it's a complete joy to use. Post a picture of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,207
Posted By Steven Dooley
I recently purchased one myself and I can't wait...

I recently purchased one myself and I can't wait to see the images from it.
Thanks for your input Francisco and Mike.

Still digging the M5, Francisco?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 45,027
Posted By Steven Dooley
You are the bee's knees, Tom. I wish you a speedy...

You are the bee's knees, Tom.
I wish you a speedy and complete recovery!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,756
Posted By Steven Dooley
Bar Harbor, ME. M4, 135mm TE

Bar Harbor, ME.
M4, 135mm TE
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2010
Replies: 1,203
Views: 342,017
Posted By Steven Dooley
Summicron v2

Summicron v2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,739
Posted By Steven Dooley
Oh happy day!

Oh happy day!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,446
Posted By Steven Dooley
I know it's easy to second anything Tom says, but...

I know it's easy to second anything Tom says, but I have the 135f4 Tele-Elmar and think it's one of the finest lenses I own. And it is very inexpensive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Steven Dooley
Ah, the birthplace of M. Tullius Cicero... Well...

Ah, the birthplace of M. Tullius Cicero...
Well done!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,425
Posted By Steven Dooley
Get the second M body to match the lenses in your...

Get the second M body to match the lenses in your kit - you won't regret it.

Personally, I give the M5 high marks but I know it is not for everyone. I have the M4 and M5 combination and I couldn't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 10,880
Posted By Steven Dooley
Quaffing a Bass with the wife. M4, M-Hexanon 50mm...

Quaffing a Bass with the wife.
M4, M-Hexanon 50mm f2, and Tri-X.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,823
Posted By Steven Dooley
Congrats, and welcome to the club! I think you...

Congrats, and welcome to the club!

I think you will be surprised at how pleasant the M5 handles; I can't say enough about the overhanging shutter speed dial and the ratcheted rewind crank.

Mine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By Steven Dooley
How is the M5 working out for you, Helen?

How is the M5 working out for you, Helen?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,091
Posted By Steven Dooley
He's a walking a car accident.

He's a walking a car accident.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-21-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,191
Posted By Steven Dooley
Happy Birthday to the coolest guy on RFF!

Happy Birthday to the coolest guy on RFF!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-05-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,519
Posted By Steven Dooley
Sorry to read about your loss, Tom.

Sorry to read about your loss, Tom.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By Steven Dooley
It's my favorite, too. Meter, viewfinder, build...

It's my favorite, too.
Meter, viewfinder, build quality, shutter speed dial, ratcheted film rewind...

I also appreciate the fact we have someone like Sherry who expertly restores them to full...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6,039
Posted By Steven Dooley
I can't speak for the Marmite, but if you should...

I can't speak for the Marmite, but if you should put one in your hands... you will never be the same until you own one because owning one will be what aspire for.

Yup, it's that good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6,039
Posted By Steven Dooley
Here are a couple of reasons why I think the M5...

Here are a couple of reasons why I think the M5 is the greatest Leica M film camera ever manufactured.

The rapid film loading (for an M) is nearly foolproof. Thread the film over as sketched out on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6,039
Posted By Steven Dooley
I wholeheartedly agree, too!

I wholeheartedly agree, too!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,897
Posted By Steven Dooley
Very nice Colyn. Well done!

Very nice Colyn.
Well done!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Steven Dooley
Yeah - cool beans!

Yeah - cool beans!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,681
Posted By Steven Dooley
There are few cameras which are as solid as the...

There are few cameras which are as solid as the M4.
Good choice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 6,039
Posted By Steven Dooley
I recently bought a chrome 3-lug version and had...

I recently bought a chrome 3-lug version and had it CLA-ed by Sherry.
I think it's fantastic! I'm a believer!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-26-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 7,128
Posted By Steven Dooley
FWIW, I really like the images you posted in this...

FWIW, I really like the images you posted in this thread, Sug.
Nice job.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,252
Posted By Steven Dooley
Did the lens fall?

Did the lens fall?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By Steven Dooley
I can do that - in a few weeks, though. It's off...

I can do that - in a few weeks, though.
It's off to Sherry for a CLA.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By Steven Dooley
Here, here! The information I've gleaned from...

Here, here!
The information I've gleaned from this website has been tremendous.
Thank you all.
-Steve
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,769
Posted By Steven Dooley
I'm a believer! I just received my M5...

I'm a believer!
I just received my M5 yesterday.
I haven't given any thought about a name, though.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-01-2010
Replies: 845
Views: 210,467
Posted By Steven Dooley
Still learning my CC but I think it's a fun...

Still learning my CC but I think it's a fun camera.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Steven Dooley
I appreciate your comments, Bronney! And I'll...

I appreciate your comments, Bronney!
And I'll give f 2.8 and f 4 ago!
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By Steven Dooley
Yeah, I think it might need a CLA. The...

Yeah, I think it might need a CLA. The viewfinder could stand a cleaning, too.
Thanks for your reply, Koolzakukumba!
Forum: Yashica RF 01-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By Steven Dooley
Thanks for the reply, Frontman.

Thanks for the reply, Frontman.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-15-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 15,223
Posted By Steven Dooley
Now that I look at it...the hood could be it,...

Now that I look at it...the hood could be it, Doug.
It's 12538 and it appears to be for the 50mm Summicron.
I never gave it a thought because I bought the lens and hood together.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By Steven Dooley
I enjoyed your review, Koolzakukumba. Let me...

I enjoyed your review, Koolzakukumba.

Let me ask: how would you describe the focus on your CC? Is it a little loose? I have a CC, too, but I'm completely unfamiliar with what to expect since it is...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-14-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,391
Posted By Steven Dooley
I'm glad someone started a thread like...

I'm glad someone started a thread like this.
You're the tops, Tom! THANK-YOU for all of your valuable advice.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-14-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 15,223
Posted By Steven Dooley
Coelacanth, Mark-b: Do you guys regularly...

Coelacanth, Mark-b:

Do you guys regularly shoot with a lens hood? Do you get much vignetting with it on? I have a v.2 Summicron and I got some 'unwanted' vignetting on a couple of rolls I shot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 11,304
Posted By Steven Dooley
One, M4. I am very interested to own an M5.

One, M4. I am very interested to own an M5.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-14-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Steven Dooley
Frontman (or anybody else), is a little 'play'...

Frontman (or anybody else), is a little 'play' (especially as I close focus) with your focusing ring standard? I have a CC, too, and the focusing ring seems a little loose. I'm not sure what to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2009
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,721
Posted By Steven Dooley
The M4 ROCKS and so does the M-Hexanon!

The M4 ROCKS and so does the M-Hexanon!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 12,330
Posted By Steven Dooley
It's an optical knife!

It's an optical knife!
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