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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  • Great, glad I could help! -Dave-
  • With the camera choosing such slow shutter speeds and low ISOs, I’d also guess the ISO range and minimum shutter speed settings need to be adjusted. I use my Ms in full manual mode but I also have ...
  • I’d say the 135/4 Tele Elmar is a more practical choice as you can use the rangefinder and it balances better with the camera. I got the R adapter and “Visoflex” EVF mainly so I could do closeup ...
  • Replied in Lots of ‘em!
    I’ve owned & used loads of stuff on my digi-Ms: Leitz, newer Leica, Nikkor LTM (screwmount), Canon LTM, WWII-era Zeiss LTM, modern Zeiss, modern Voigtländer LTM & M. Readily available Leitz/Leica ...
  • Yes, you can use peaking. I’ve used it with my just-arrived M10 and an old 180/4 Elmar. I find magnifying the image more effective than relying on peaking, but the latter does work. -Dave-
  • Taken about 4.5 years ago with a Nikon 400/3.5 lens + 2x TC mounted on an EM-5. Downsampled here but not cropped. Adding another 2x TC gave me 1600mm (and poor image quality), which was too much ...
  • My approach would be to leave the glass orb alone, or maybe lighten parts of it a little, and darken everything else. Like so: -Dave-
  • The one thing that has always irked me about Leitz/Leica 35mm M lenses is the lack of a ribbed or knurled focus ring. Don’t mind tabs but I prefer a proper ring I can feel as well. (The original 35 ...
  • Versions i & ii of this lens (same optics) have edge/corner issues with sensor-based cameras. V iii was redesigned to address this and works well with Leica digi Ms and Sonys. There’s an FE mount ...
  • If you got started in photography with a rangefinder and enjoyed the experience, like I did, you’ll probably find the 17/25/45mm set to fit like a comfortable old shoe.  :-) -Dave-
  • As with at least one other person in this thread the 20mm was my first m43 lens, bought along with a GF1 in late 2009. I went through a long period where I wasn’t using it much, but have more ...
  • Replied in Pictorialism
    The Thambar is a portrait lens designed to give a soft look. This look was popular in pictorialist circles at the time, and is making enough of a comeback (Petzval, etc.) that Leica apparently ...
  • …solely to use it on a Sony camera. But if you already own some M stuff—especially in the 75–135mm range—I’d suggest getting an adapter and trying ‘em out. Just about all the wides have ...
  • All LTM-to-M adapters should be of the same thickness, regardless of which frameline pair (28/90, 35/135 or 50/75mm) they bring up, so you might have a defective one. Also, do you have M lenses ...
  • “Best” for me means the lenses I most enjoy using, balancing optical qualities with size & weight & handling. I’m mostly a 35 & 50mm guy (or 28 & 35mm on my M8.2s) so that means a 50mm Summicron, ...
  • …on my iPad. Since I rarely print nowadays I rarely do photo stuff on my desktop. I use my tablet instead and display the results on my (4K) TV. I might even check out Lightroom Mobile again once ...
  • I love my two 8.2s. (Bought the second as a backup and potential source of parts for the first one, but have ended up using ‘em both equally.) I set ‘em at ISO 160 and pretend I’m using my M6 with ...
  • Yeah, I think we’re at the stage where we can choose this or that camera (system) based on how it handles & feels and how in-tune with it we feel. They’re all capable. This is IMO a good thing. -Dave-
  • Replied in Nope…
    Yeah. In general I’m not a fan of the “stick your nose against the print” way of looking at photos. OTOH just a couple days ago, as a technical exercise (focus & recompose), I took some pics at ...
  • Replied in Nope…
    On my 4K TV I display downsampled pics of various sizes, from 1024 up to 3840 pixels wide. The differences between a 3840x2160 and a 1024x576 rendering of the same source pic aren’t often ...
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