David Kieltyka

David Kieltyka

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

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  • Nice look, Brian! Good to see you're still rolling your own Raw decoders. :-) -Dave-
  • Replied in 75mm M lens?
    I have three M mount 75mms: Voigtländer f/2.5 (LTM mount, M via adapter); f/2.4 Summarit and MS Optics f/1.5 (73mm, close enough). Each has a different look but I really like all three. All have ...
  • Replied in Mooching Goose
    Took this yesterday during my first park trail walk since mid March. The subject came up to me on the trail and began squeaking in a plaintive tone, while its mate lurked nearby. :-D -Dave-
  • Replied in Backyard Green
    And here we are 9 days later, with flowers. (Not taken with a Leica…sorry. :-) ) -Dave-
  • I have & like the Pentax 120/4 FA macro. Focusing is pretty snappy and image quality is right there with the rest of the 645 lineup. Here's a pic from my yard taken ~35 minutes ago. -Dave-
  • The 50 'Lux ASPH's size has never bothered me. (I have the Limited version, which I think is even a bit bulkier than the normal one.) IMO in the "One Fifty to Do It All" category it's the best ...
  • Replied in Backyard Green
    One of my flowering bushes, not sure what it is. When it blooms the flowers will be tiny and white. -Dave-
  • The light was weird that day…it had rained a lot overnight and started raining again not long after I finished my park walk. So I decided to go with the light rather than "fix" it. Your corrections ...
  • I use the second cloud site as backup offsite storage, not just for photos but also music. -Dave-
  • The "rigid" (non-collapsible) 50mm Summicron is a solid alternative to the DR. Same optical formula but minus the close focusing capability. Just in case you get the urge… :-) A great modern ...
  • I've been using Affinity Photo on iPads (currently a 12.9" Pro) since it came out in 2017. There's a learning curve with the software, as with Photoshop, but I was up & running on the basics ...
  • Yes, that was the Leitz ethos at the time: lower contrast in exchange for high res. The "rigid" 50mm Summicron shares this character (and optical design). A post processing bump in contrast does ...
  • The 200mm is a really nice lens. I wasn't expecting much based on experience with the 135-format version, but it's not the same lens as that one at all. -Dave-
  • Replied in Kodachrome??
    I have nearly a brick of K64. Discovered it in my freezer some years ago beneath other stuff. Don't even remember getting it. :-) Think I might pull out a roll or two and use 'em as slow b&w. -Dave-
  • Huge bang for the bucks! I kept my 645D after getting the z. There's something about the color filter arrays used with CCD sensors that gives them a distinct way of rendering colors, even when you ...
  • Tex's recommendations are great. Another lens I really like is the 150–300/5.6. Not exactly lightweight but it gives you a handholdable 300mm with really good image quality. -Dave-
  • I've had really good results using a Nikkor 400/3.5 with the 2x TC made specifically for it. Whatever inherent degradation in resolution/contrast there may be when using the TC is more than offset ...
  • Nose properly raised. :-D -Dave-
  • Nikon (Nippon Kogaku) did optimize their version of the 50/1.5 Sonnar for crisp performance wide open. Maximizing center resolution at the expense of (or with indifference to) the corners was ...
  • I just leave my cameras set to Daylight Savings Time year 'round. :-) Even when I travel out of my normal time zone with a camera I often forget to change the setting. -Dave-
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