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. 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. A workhorse that has served me very well.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Now my favorite m43 camera. I use it with a number of Panasonic, Pana/Leica and Olympus lenses. Love the rangefinder-style VF location.
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