Gregm61

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
Works as a Banking/Finance
Has a website at gmchappell.smugmug.com
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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  • He posts often over on Photo.net. Just last week he commented in one post, saying he won't be accepting anything new for several months due to a huge backlog of work he already has.
  • I believe they stopped repairing screw-mount Leica cameras years ago. That is definitely the official Leica repair station for current models in the USA.
  • Add Youxin Ye to this list of recommended screw-mount repairers. Here's his price list.. http://yyecamera.com/price_list.html
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  • It's really unfortunate the M240 wasn't maybe 6-8 months later being introduced and possibly Leica could have used the newer tech available with the Olympus VF-4 finder. The VF-2 technology was ...
  • Why does it need to be either/or? Own both. I jump back & forth between the two formats constantly. Love 'em both. Besides the format difference, I also like using the "real" manual/mechanical ...
  • Try Tamarkin in Chicago as well. That's where I bought my 35mm f1.4 FLE a few months ago when I was searching and seemingly everyone was out of stock.
  • The screw mount Leica's I have owned, all post-WWII IIIC's and IIIF's, some had the German-language open/close marked at the key used to open the bottom and some English. I would imagine the ...
  • The serial number definitely falls into a 1940 batch of IIIB's, BUT you have to keep in mind, that was 1940. The camera survived WWII and the subsequent almost 80 years since, and any of the ...
  • Ditto. For me, travelling with a complete outfit would be my M262 or M240 (if not both) and anywhere from 3-5 lenses. My "compact" outfit would be the M262 and one lens, probably the 24mm f3.8 Elmar-M.
  • ....just be happy with that? Digital point & Shoots are a short term spend/not investment of money, whether they cost $200 or $2,000. They are, what they are. New today and gone relatively quickly. ...
  • No, definitely sun-created. You can see them in the image before you shoot. If you can arrange to get a free hand between the sun and lens and out of the field of view, they go away, or you can ...
  • Ordered a week ago today, it showed up at the office on Tuesday while I was out of town on business, so I didn't open the box until yesterday afternoon. Got out today with it for a good hours' ...
  • and expedited shipping from B&H is free. I just ordered, live in Texas and am supposed to have it by next Wednesday, well in advance of my next trip.
  • Never seen this before, but it makes sense and I just ordered it to have in the bag for the day I lose one or more of those items. Thought someone else here might find it useful. https://www.bhphot ...
  • The biggest challenge is finding the *right* bag to carry what you want to take, and do it at least semi-comfortably. I have more bags in the closet than I care to admit because they all have some ...
  • The original is still quite excellent, but there are some significant differences, one major of which you can tell every time you press the shutter release as the Mark II’s shutter fire is whisper ...
  • I received a text from Olympus, giving the same July 7 end-date.
  • The only argument I could think of is related to subject matter you tend to shoot and how often you need that extra 50-60mm at the long end of the range. Last May I took my E-M1 Mark II to White ...
  • Because there really is nothing “wrong” about it. MP240 and M262,hands-down is my favorite two body setup, but the day I go there (Monochrom or M246) is almost certainly just a mattter of time.
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