David Kieltyka

David Kieltyka

Lives in United States Redford, MI, United States
Works as a Retired programmer/troubleshooter
Joined on Apr 14, 2002

David Kieltyka's current gear

Leica M8.2
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Bought used from a friend. This is my digital rangefinder camera. I use it with Zeiss ZM 21, 28, 35 & 50mm lenses plus Leica 21, 50 & 90mms. Quirky but with lovely image quality. "Only" 10mp but great per-pixel resolution. The exposure meter has a mind of its own. 8^) I process its files to look like Kodachrome 200, a film I greatly miss.
My everyday SLR replacement. Works great with both m43 & Four-Thirds lenses. Extremely configurable. Performance is speedy in all areas. Great image quality.
My first m43 camera. Soon to be converted to infrared-only use. A workhorse that has served me very well.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Pentax 645D
Sony Alpha 7R
Great rangefinder-style handling. Great image quality too. Fits in my jacket pocket with 20mm lens mounted. Works fabulously with my Metabones SpeedBooster.
My "fuller than 'full frame'" camera. Lives on tripod.
Nice handling, very impressive image quality. A great platform for using "legacy" SLR lenses. Poor performance with wide-angle rangefinder lenses, though, thus the Leica M8 also listed here.
Other gear:
  • Contax Aria SLR Used with Zeiss Y/C lenses & color neg film.
  • Contax IIa rangefinder Used with Zeiss CRF lenses and b&w film.
  • Kodak Retina IIc folding 35mm rangefinder This was my dad's favorite camera, used by him from c. 1958 thru early 2009.
  • Leica M6 TTL rangefinder Used with M-mount lenses and b&w film.
  • Nikon FTn SLR Used with Nikon F lenses & color neg film.
  • Pentax MX SLR Used with Pentax K lenses & color neg film.

David Kieltyka's previous gear

Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 20D
Epson R-D1
Nikon D300
Pentax K10D
I still own this camera but it's now retired. It was my workhorse from 2005–2009. Batteries no longer hold much charge, some buttons no longer respond consistently, rubberized grip areas worn & coming loose. I'll never get rid of it.
Other gear:
  • Leica M2 rangefinder
  • Zeiss Contaflex SLR
  • Zeiss Contessa folding 35mm camera