May 05 2016

Don’t Run Away, Please.

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 21:34

My set from my walk on the Tacoma waterfront is now posted. Some cute shots of a family of geese in here. The set is POSTED HERE.

May 02 2016

Let’s Take a Walk, Hitler.

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 15:26

Hope it was OK to have the Hitler lens on the ME on May Day. I don’t really know where Hitler stood on labor (other than forced). But the 1936 28mm lens is my smallest and lightest lens, so that was what I had on the camera for our walk yesterday. I am surprised how little purple color shift this lens shows on the ME. It’s the same sensor as my old M9’s were. But it has less problems on this camera that on those or Rita’s M 240. Go figure.

I think all of Rita’s from yesterday were from Wright Park, but mine include some from our walk and brunch before the park, and another stab at a mural I have shot before on the way home. By the way, the ghosts in the one below are courtesy of 1/8th second shutter speed as I didn’t want to fiddle with the ISO for just a couple of shots. My set is POSTED HERE.

May 01 2016

Mayday, Mayday

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 18:11

Walkies today after brunch was a stroll around Wright Park. This is Rita’s set from the excursion, POSTED HERE.

Apr 22 2016


Category: Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 22:24

Guess I missed the fact that I hadn’t processed and posted these. A set from a few weeks back in Portland with a bunch from Sophie’s fast pitch softball. The set is now POSTED HERE.

Apr 19 2016

Bike Lame Ahead! (Two Walkie Sets)

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica Monkeys,The Undead (Film Is Not Dead)Randall Kelley @ 12:39

Finished editing the test set of Ilford HP5 black and white film, about half of which was shot on a walk with Rita back on April 2nd. Still not 100% sure on editing of this film yet but I am liking the results. It will definitely be one option for replacing the XP2 Super that takes color film processing. I am also posting the set of Rita’s that I put up on Facebook at the time, as the FB stuff is smaller scale, and almost impossible to refer back to (due to typical FB suckyness). My black and white film set is POSTED HERE.

The higher resolution set of Rita’s M240 shots from that day are POSTED HERE.

Apr 18 2016

Saturday in Portland

Category: Daily Drivel,Family & Friends,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 17:57

Walkies with Rita (relearning the differences of the ME from her M 240) and a meetup with my friend from Atlanta who was in the area. The set is POSTED HERE.

Apr 13 2016

Color Film of Tacoma

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica Monkeys,The Undead (Film Is Not Dead)Randall Kelley @ 22:15

A few more from the 1949 Leica IIIc with 1950 50mm F/2 lens. Small set POSTED HERE.

Apr 13 2016

Steve and Diane Visit

A small set from Steve and Diane’s visit in March. Took the old 1949 Leica IIIc camera with the 1950 lens loaded with Ektar color film. My favorite is the one below. The set is POSTED HERE.

Apr 07 2016

New Used Camera Test

Category: Daily Drivel,Leica MonkeysRandall Kelley @ 15:13

A small set from our yard of my first quick test of the Leica ME camera I picked up used. This is a camera with the same CCD sensor as my old M9s. I picked it up to hold be off for a couple of years while I wait to see if Leica gets their act together and creates a new M system camera of smaller size. Plus, I figure the CCD sensor is enough different (see the thousands of online arguments for and against) that keeping one for my vintage camera collection is a good idea. A small set of test (mostly flowers and a couple of us) are POSTED HERE.

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