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
Leica M9-P
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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.
Now my favorite m43 camera. I use it with a number of Panasonic, Pana/Leica and Olympus lenses. Love the rangefinder-style VF location.
Sony Alpha 7R II
My 35mm format electronic camera. Used mainly with Zeiss Batis and (via adapter) various manual focus lenses. Total overkill for my needs but fun to use.
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