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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  • Ah, the soul-crushing literalism of pedantry… Just accept the Q2 and its lens like to make pleasing images and be happy! :-) -Dave-
  • IMO if you want to see what the current Leica Look looks like :-) rent a 50mm APO-Summicron (f/2) along with the M11 and have at it. A 50mm will give you more opportunity to evaluate out-of-focus ...
  • If you bought your cameras new, or used from sellers who included the Leica-supplied accessories, you should have a two-prong Euro charger cable as well as the North American one. Not sure if the ...
  • I think Zeiss switched to using the 35mm frame after the M8 came out as that camera has a 24mm frame paired up with the 35. -Dave-
  • In late 2019 I started having corrupted SD card issues with my Pentax 645z. The card would work fine while taking pics, then I'd insert it into my iPad's reader and transfer image files. Then I'd ...
  • Hah, I'll bet! :-) In reality the turkeys in my local park are quite relaxed around humans now. (Which is why I was able to take the photo with a 90mm lens rather than the long end of a 150–600mm.) ...
  • Yes, they're film-era lenses, but I rarely need to stop down past f/8 except to get more DOF. 150–300mm @ 300mm, f/8 (8K rendering) 150–300mm @ 180mm, f/8 150mm, f/7.1 200mm, f/8 200mm, f/8 150mm, ...
  • If you ask me, I'd say this turkey has a wary look on its face. :-D Taken Thanksgiving Day afternoon -Dave-
  • Used Pentax 645 AF lenses mostly go for bargain prices, though, which offsets the camera cost. Or you're like me and already own the lenses from film days. I bought my 645z some years ago during a ...
  • In the manual focus department there are many older lenses with distinctive renderings. Warning: it's a rabbit hole. :-D I tend to go for the less wild lenses myself but I do have a few that are ...
  • My suggestion may be a bit out of left field but here it is anyway: a Topcor-S 5cm f/2. I bought one this past spring after coming across an article on Topcon cameras where the lens got a brief ...
  • Take a Petzl or similar headlamp so you can navigate around in the dark. -Dave-
  • Replied in It can be done
    I'm naturally left eyed as well as left handed. But my mom took advantage of a left arm & collarbone break when I was three, encouraging me to color in coloring books with my right hand. Because ...
  • Via Miyazaki-san (MS Optics) 73mm f/1.5 at f/5.6. Good attendance at the show -Dave-
  • Lovely. The FA versions of those two lenses are staples on my 645D and z. -Dave-
  • Back down on the gulf coast for a short stay. Mistakenly used Auto-ISO mode and so got ISO 1250 at 1/125th sec. rather than my prefered 640 at 1/60th when taking infrared pics. But it looks fine ...
  • Replied in The Stretch
    Yes, I thought of that too! :-) What the ??? I'm in cruise control here and they've all given up! I have a print of this photo, made and signed by the photographer. -Dave- (Big Red fan since 1973)
  • I have an early post-WWII Zeiss Jena 50/1.5 in LTM. Its rangefinder calibration is spot-on, optimized for f/1.5. There is focus shift of course—this is inherent in the Sonnar optical design—but ...
  • With the SL maximum open shutter time is ISO-dependent, but you can certainly go longer than 1 second. (Or maybe I'm misunderstanding and you want a 1-second shutter time but with proper exposure…) ...
  • Replied in Celebrities
    Wonder if 'Ol Blue Eyes signed his mug shot? :-D -Dave-
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