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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  • It's entirely possible that the 28 Summicron profile works better than the 35mm ASPH one. I haven't tried it but now I'll do so. I don't use 28mm lenses on my M9 or M10 so no chance of confusion ...
  • If you find an A series 100mm f/2.8 (not a macro lens) in good shape, grab it. It's right up there with the best in the 85–105mm range. -Dave-
  • Slightly OT, overall I find this to be correct. One exception is the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon, which in my experience benefits at wide apertures from using the 35/1.4 ASPH profile. The profile ...
  • The CL does have a detachable grip. It attaches to the tripod socket (and provides its own socket) in a similar way to the M10's grip. -Dave-
  • In my experience the answer is a solid yes when comparing an M10 to an M9. I rarely use my M9 above ISO 640, whereas with the M10 ISO 6400 is generally fine and even 12500 works in most situations. ...
  • I’ve taken Ms and Crons all over the globe. I leave the Luxes behind, though, unless we’re talking v1 35/1.4 (which I no longer own actually) or a photo-centric trip. I’d consider a 35mm f/2 if ...
  • I really like the first series of LTM lenses Cosina made under the Voigtländer brand starting in 1999. I still have the 15/4.5, 35/1.7 and 75/2.5, and should’ve kept the 50/1.5 and 90/3.5. All ...
  • The moonrise last night was gorgeous as seen from a friend’s apartment. Had a very warm glow, not so much due to the “Supermoon” (it wasn’t that much bigger than usual) but to the way the moonlight ...
  • I’d opt for the 23, 35 & 60mm native lenses, though I’d also prefer a smaller 35mm. Also the standard 18–56mm zoom. And the M adapter for my 90 & 135mm Ms. IMO Leica should make a native 16mm (my ...
  • Hehe, my take is just the opposite. I put up with tabs when necessary but love knurled rings.  :-) -Dave-
  • Do you mean adjusting the aperture in-between exposures within the time lapse sequence or just stopping down in general when doing time lapses? I’ve never done the former but often do the latter. ...
  • I don’t mind, though the nostalgia aspect of it doesn’t interest me. I have two of the originals, the older of which has been in my family for 55 years. It’s a fine lens design and so I still use ...
  • Replied in Bug with M10?
    There will be “neutral” contrast, sharpness & saturation values baked into the previews whether adjustable or not. Someone will be defining neutral. I’d rather that be me than Leica or any other ...
  • Yup! M8.2, 75mm Summarit @ f/2.4. -Dave-
  • Should come with a “better use an EVF” suggestion. Or maybe Leica should just include a “Visoflex” in the box.  ;-) -Dave-
  • There are exceptions to your list as well, like the 50/2.8 Elmar and 50/1.5 Summarit. Some 90/2.8 lenses are Elmarits while others are Tele-Elmarits. The current lineup is consistent (unless I’m ...
  • Replied in Bug with M10?
    But what settings should the preview image use? The RAW data is just quantized voltages read off the sensor. It’s neither inherently monochrome nor color. To turn this into any kind of image means ...
  • I won’t be surprised if down the line Zeiss updates their ZM lineup with 21/35/50/85mm versions of the Loxia designs (which are in part just mods of the ZMs!). -Dave-
  • Used Affinity Pro on my iPad (and resized accordingly): -Dave-
  • I use the close-focus-enabling Voigtländer but only with 75mm & up lenses. As noted above, nearly all shorter M (and LTM) lenses don’t work well with the Sonys (unless you have the camera’s filter ...
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