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 M10
Leica M8.2
Leica M9-P
My main M camera now. Feels more like a classic M than the earlier digital models. Higher VF mag helps with accurately focusing 90 & 135mm lenses.
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.
Enjoying the M8.2 led to getting one of these. Pretty much the same sensor design as the M8's but larger. Also more fussy about which lenses it prefers to work with. But with the right optics it's a terrific camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Pentax 645D
Sony Alpha a7 III
Now my favorite m43 camera. I use it with a number of Panasonic, Pana/Leica and Olympus lenses. Love the rangefinder-style VF location.
Bought this in 2013 mainly so I could use my 645 format Pentax lenses in front of an electronic sensor. IMO the lenses are way underrated in these days of "sharpness über alles." The 35/3.5, 75/2.8 and 150/2.8 in particular are lovely image makers. The camera is pretty sluggish in operation, though AF is fine. But its files are very nice indeed and process well.
Replaces the A7rii I recently sold. Has more of what I wanted (AF speed & accuracy, battery capacity, SD slots) and less of what I had too much of (pixels). I use it with the same handful of Zeiss Batis and Sony/Zeiss lenses as before: 25, 35, 55, 85 & 135mm.
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