Search results

  1. swamiji

    Alternatives to Adobe tools

    No, you just create a process recipe. Select "open with" in the recipe, and the installed NIK/Google plugins should be listed. The NIK installer installs a stand alone app, and if it sees an Adobe program will install the proper scripts for it. C1 does not use the same plugin architecture, but...
  2. swamiji

    Alternatives to Adobe tools

    For dodging an burning, yes I Agee. The LR approach does not require much in regrading layers. Multiple sharpening does. C1 and PS gives you ten layers or more. An example would be you want light but corse sharpening followed by a heavy but fine sharpening, you can't really do that in LR but in...
  3. swamiji

    Alternatives to Adobe tools

    Capture One does provide some features that LR does not. One feature that is provided by Photoshop and C1 is layers. Allowing for two pass sharpening, and layered dodging and burning. I use C1 with the entire NIK suite, fully integrated. You just have to get used to the C1 way of doing things...
  4. swamiji

    Leica I want a Leica M (240)

    M240... Maybe, but certainly not until they get the color right, and production flowing. But I am going in a different direction now. I have my Monochrom, M9 & M7. The Monochrom has changed everything for me. I was really happy with my lens kit... but now I am only shooting with my newer ASPH...
  5. swamiji

    Leica Anybody shoots without an external viewfinder?

    Here is a shot from the CV12mm, no viewfinder, no cropping, no photoshop... A bit surreal, but I like the clouds so I just couldn't correct it...
  6. swamiji

    Leica Anybody shoots without an external viewfinder?

    Well my last trip to India was in 2008, so that would be with a M8 and a WATE. Which on a M8 the WATE is a 18/21/24mm lens... I didn't get the 12mm CV until 2010. I have it with me now in Taiwan, I'll try to post something from my Monochrom using it. But if you want a few India pics... Go to...
  7. swamiji

    Leica Anybody shoots without an external viewfinder?

    Voightlander makes one, picked it up for about $20. Traveled all around India with it around my neck with the frankenfinder attached, works great.
  8. swamiji

    Leica Anybody shoots without an external viewfinder?

    I only use a viewfinder when framing is critical. With practice you can pre-visualize and get your framing pretty good. Do note to reduce distortion keep your camera level... I have shot up to 12mm with out a viewfinder, but as they say practice makes perfect.
  9. swamiji

    Leica f-stop not listed w/n EXIF data?

    All Leica M's report the estimated aperture in the manufactures notes. Lightroom, etc. copies this information to the aperture field. However in LR's case it has not been updated to include the more recent M's, they are aware of this and an update is expected. Until then, you can copy the...
  10. swamiji

    Leica Capture one

    Well 7.1.3 is better. I noticed there was not an icc profile, and contacted support. I was told that for lens profile support their would be, but for the processing of Monochrom images the profile would most likely a dummy as there is no color to correct. Same goes for LCC profiles on a...
  11. swamiji

    Leica Capture one

    C1 started "preliminary" support with 7.1.1. Which all that means is C1 can now read the files, not that the profiles are good or anything. In fact as of what version that is available (7.1.2) today it's pretty bad. I am hopeful that Version 7.2 might be usable.
  12. swamiji

    Leica Introduce Yourself...

    I am a simple traveler, let this be my introduction. Currently I am living in Chengdu China.
  13. swamiji

    Leica Compact flashes

    I have a variety of flash solutions. My travel flash is the sf24d, unless I am expecting the need for more power then I bring the sf58. If I am doing studio work, then I bring out the PocketWizards, portable umbrellas, and an odd assortment of Metz and other flashes, that picked up over time. I...
  14. swamiji

    Leica What is your camera bag(s) for your Leica?

    My main bag is the Billingham Hadley Pro. However when I am in the minimalist mind set, it's a Billingham Hadley Digital, or for extended trips its the Billingham 703, but I really should get the 550.
  15. swamiji

    Leica What strap for your Leica?

    I like the A&A silk cord, but I use it as a wrist strap. I coil it around my wrist a few times. I have a Barton braided on order, I am hoping that it will stretch out to be I nice shoulder strap.
  16. swamiji

    Leica Digital M Handgrip and or Thumbs Up

    I use the Walter M-Stedi, and it works quite well. The only caveat being it works best with the Leica strap and I would never use it with a single point wrist strap.
  17. swamiji

    Leica New Leica Mini M

    Dear Mods, this camera is not an M, it doesn't even have interchangeable lenses. Could this thread be moved to where you keep other X threads?
  18. swamiji

    Leica Suggestions for Leica M film body

    The only drawback to a M7 is its dependency on batteries. When traveling they can be hard to find. They don't last long either. So keep a supply on hand Once the batteries are drained you only have 1/60 and 1/120 shutter speed. This it's weak spot, but because its an electronically controlled...
  19. swamiji

    Leica What's in your Camera Bag?

    Egads, I remember when I could carry everything in one bag... Now I am up to three pelican 1510s, and I should really get a fourth, for filters, focoslide, copy stand etc. One, is for my long lenses (Visoflex). One is for my non Leica (ie: Rollei, Hasselblad). One for my Leica lenses, bellows...
  20. swamiji

    Leica What's in your Camera Bag?

    Well that depends on where I am shooting. In an urban setting, it's my Monochrom, 24 Summilux, f/1 Noctilux and my 90mm APO-Summicron. Today I am traveling in rural China. So it's my M9/Monochrom, 50mm Summilux, 28mm Elmarit, WATE and 90mm Macro-Elmar My bag is usually a well beaten...
  21. swamiji

    Leica 35mm Summilux FLE or pre-FLE

    Personally: I would buy the lens that fit my artistic vision best. Many of the Mandler lenses, are amazing. The F/1 Noctilux with an ND filter on a Monochrom produces some wonderful art. Then there is the 75mm Summilux, in my view the best portrait lens ever. I have even used my old 50mm...
  22. swamiji

    Leica 35mm Summilux FLE or pre-FLE

    That is true, however Bokeh can be altered just by the number of Aperture blades, even with the exact same glass and design. I am certain that the FLE mechanism would also alter the Bokeh. So over all I tend to agree with Puts/Leica, even if the Bokeh is slightly different. One thing this...
  23. swamiji

    Leica 35mm Summilux FLE or pre-FLE

    The second posting is for the Aspherical. A different lens, than either ASPH. Just to be clear, there are three 35mm Aspherical lenses. One known as Aspherical, one known as ASPH, and one known as ASPH FLE. Puts is very clear on the three lenses in his Leica Compendium. To quote your first link...
  24. swamiji

    Leica 35mm Summilux FLE or pre-FLE

    Yes, the Aspherical is quite different than either ASPH. The Summilux and Summilux-M are more so. I had a 35mm Summilux (version 1), it was dreamy, but I could not get it to focus to infinity. I was about to leave for a trip, so I just traded it in... When the FLE was released, Leica stated...
  25. swamiji

    Leica Bit Coded Lenses

    Yes all new Leica lenses (just recently the 135mm APO-Summicron) comes coded. But when it comes to older lenses, it's not so good. There is not enough codes for all Leica lenses. So even if you have a M-Coder or have purchased a new mount, often there is not a code for your lens. What you have...
  26. swamiji

    Leica 35mm Summilux FLE or pre-FLE

    Yes, the FLE is an amazing lens, but lets not confuse the Pre-FLE with the Pre-ASPH (or Pre-Aspherical). The Pre-Aspherical (Summilux-M) has creamer Bokeh. The ASPH (Pre-FLE) has the same optics as the FLE. The Floating Lens Element helps with focus shift at close distances. My version of the...
  27. swamiji

    Leica Need recommendations for a new mouse

    For photoshop use, I prefer the Wacom tablet, with their wireless mouse. There are less expensive options than the intuos line, but it is worth the price. I like the medium size best.
  28. swamiji

    Hello from China

    Yes, there are several Panda reserves and panda clinic here. It's also the transfer point for visitation to Tibet.
  29. swamiji

    Hello from China

    I might post after the Chinese New Year, I am still breaking in my new Monochrom.
  30. swamiji

    Hello from China

    My first teacher was from Bangalore, I have never been there myself. Most of my travels have been to the north (Varanasi, Kolkata, etc.) Don't worry, I am not much of a Pundit. As expected, I do tend to be a bit old school, which provides a different take on modern photography.
  31. swamiji

    Leica Non M lenses on a digital M system ?

    One great thing about screw mount to M adapters is you can 6-bit code the adapter, so that the camera will apply color and vignetting correction. While it is true that the 6-bit code is very Leica centric, there are charts available for canon/voightlander/Zeiss/etc. lenses. There are Leica and...
  32. swamiji

    Hello from China

    I left for the Bay Area in 1978. My first trip outside the US was in 2000
  33. swamiji

    Hello from China

    Hi Gary, Jeff is the way it's pronounced, but it means brother-in-law. So go figure. In india I was given the name Swami Vittalananda Saraswati but so few can pronounce it, I don't worry about names any more.
  34. swamiji

    Hello from China

    I am living in Chengdu, China and I am a Rangefinder photographer. Thus I shoot with Leica as its the only game in town. I was born in Los Angeles, but almost continuously travel. I spent some time in India and thus picked up several names. Most just call me Swamiji except here in china which...
  35. swamiji

    Leica Non M lenses on a digital M system ?

    You must use an adapter to put on SLR/DSLR lenses on the Leica M. That adapter must give the same lens to sensor/film distance as the original camera the lens was intended or it will not focus correctly. Most likely the lens will not focus to infinity as the M has a shorter mount as there is no...
Top Bottom