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Forum: Photography General Interest 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By kxl
I've been meaning to get back to enjoying...

I've been meaning to get back to enjoying backyard birdies. I live close to a state park, so I get a few interesting birds every now and then, such as a Cooper's Hawk and road runners. I used to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 809
Posted By kxl
Too many cameras and lenses to mention here, but...

Too many cameras and lenses to mention here, but for RF film:

ZI (x2) with 1 lens from each of the following:

- ZM 25/2.8 or M-Hexanon 28/2.8

- ZM 50/1.5 Sonnar or ZM 50/2.0 Planar

- CV 90/3.5 or...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By kxl
I was reading about them on dpreview. I'll have...

I was reading about them on dpreview. I'll have to put off purchasing the Sony FE 28/2.0 and see how early adopters like the 25/2.0 -- I'm in no hurry and the wider 25mm lens is appealing.
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By kxl
From Moo...

From Moo support:


https://support.moo.com/hc/en-us/sections/200570960
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
Just emailed the Avery 5160 template (MS Word)...

Just emailed the Avery 5160 template (MS Word) with addresses to all RFF Postcard #6 participants.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 856
Posted By kxl
I had one a long time ago. Sold it after I got an...

I had one a long time ago. Sold it after I got an F100. To me the only downside to an N80 is that it does not meter with AI/AIS lenses.

With bargain basement prices for most film SLR's, why not just...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By kxl
I have a Porta-Trace ight box...

I have a Porta-Trace ight box (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/117090-REG/Porta_Trace_Gagne_1012_2C_10_x_12_Light.html), primarily for viewing slides and negatives, and for that purpose, it...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 228
Views: 6,816
Posted By kxl
If you can deal with the high heat and humidity,...

If you can deal with the high heat and humidity, as well as constant traffic jams and seasonal storms, I would highly recommend the Philippines.

English is just about universally spoken (hence the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,343
Posted By kxl
While I do not disagree, creating a new pro line...

While I do not disagree, creating a new pro line requires enough differentiation from Canikon to wean away pro shooters, and implementing a production infrastructure for the new products. I doubt...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,343
Posted By kxl
From a B-school perspective: 1. It's all about...

From a B-school perspective:

1. It's all about branding, right? So what exactly is the Leica brand?

2. Who is the customer for that brand?

3. What is the desired customer experience?

4. What...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,846
Posted By kxl
Just an fyi those who are only now hearing about...

Just an fyi those who are only now hearing about the Kolari mod. From the LensRentals.com site:

"I should also point out that there is a slight decrease in corner resolution with the modified camera...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I've been told that I was extremely...

Thanks. I've been told that I was extremely fortunate to actually see Mt. Fuji on my first visit. In a way, you are right in that a year from now, this same image should evoke the same emotions from...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By kxl
For me... I agree with this 100%. I consider the...

For me... I agree with this 100%. I consider the attached a WOW image because it reminds me of how much I'm enjoying my visit to Japan (still here, leaving tomorrow morning). A year from now?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By kxl
Nice shots Jon. Sorry we missed each other at...

Nice shots Jon. Sorry we missed each other at Senso-ji Temple. On hindsight, a less crowded meeting place would have been better.

@ Senso-ji Temple -...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Poll: Listed AS IS
Views: 1,369
Posted By kxl
I once bought a perfectly MINT Nikon F3HP that...

I once bought a perfectly MINT Nikon F3HP that was being sold 'AS-IS' because the seller said he couldn't guarantee I'd still be able to buy film. :D I think he bought it from an estate sale. In...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-16-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
To clarify, the allowed US size for a postcard is...

To clarify, the allowed US size for a postcard is to determine what we in the US pay to send a postcard, NOT to receive one.

Since you are shipping from Japan, you may want to check JP Post's...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,825
Posted By kxl
Sweet! I plan on ordering one from B&H when it...

Sweet! I plan on ordering one from B&H when it becomes available. Post some images.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-13-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
Sure. I'm all for it. In the past, we have sent...

Sure. I'm all for it. In the past, we have sent postcards to those who were not 'officially' in the project. I, for one, am willing to send postcards to those who may not be in a position to send one...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
USPS Guidelines for postcard pricing. Not sure...

USPS Guidelines for postcard pricing. Not sure about other countries.

Rectangular. At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick. No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By kxl
Thanks Jon - that's somewhat surprising. -Keith

Thanks Jon - that's somewhat surprising.

-Keith
Forum: Travel 03-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By kxl
Documentarian as well, which sounds about...

Documentarian as well, which sounds about right... I think a lot of RFF regulars would be categorized by this quiz as documentarians.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By kxl
Thanks. Anyone know when it might become...

Thanks. Anyone know when it might become available in Japan? I'm traveling in a couple of weeks and if this lens becomes available in Japan by the end of this month, it would be nice to give it a...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By kxl
Availability of Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA?

Sorry if it's been asked and answered, but does anyone know the approximate availability date for this lens? In the US? in Japan?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kxl
I shoot B&W film primarily because of the first...

I shoot B&W film primarily because of the first half of workflow -- the feel of an RF in my hand, composing and shooting with an RF and seeing the reversed images on the strip when I first pull it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By kxl
Sony 16-50mm. Not an 18-55mm but a kit lens just...

Sony 16-50mm. Not an 18-55mm but a kit lens just the same... oh, and not an SLR either.

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v120/p911646845-4.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By kxl
You obviously haven't been to the Sunset Strip on...

You obviously haven't been to the Sunset Strip on a Friday or Saturday night. ;)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By kxl
After considering location, consider time of...

After considering location, consider time of night -- do you plan to shoot at 7pm or midnight? The former is probably more acceptable to the general public. But location does come first.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By kxl
A Sigma ART lens for the FE mount? Sign me up!

A Sigma ART lens for the FE mount? Sign me up!
Forum: Travel 03-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,462
Posted By kxl
If you are interested in seeing battlefield...

If you are interested in seeing battlefield remnants, go to this site. (http://www.battlefieldsww2.com/Battlefields_-_Remnants_from_second_world_war_in_Europe.html)
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,249
Posted By kxl
Five basic elements of a story: Plot, Character,...

Five basic elements of a story: Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme & Setting

I can see how a single image can depict the latter 4 elements, but plot?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 2,514
Posted By kxl
Regarding the group photo, I agree with the...

Regarding the group photo, I agree with the others that it it quite bland since it lacks a strong 'focus.' I am posting one of my photos that ***IMHO*** illustrates a group photo with a singular...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
As I've offered on previous RFF Postcard...

As I've offered on previous RFF Postcard projects, I am willing to once again send you a formatted MS Word label template (with all the participants' addresses) for printing on an Avery 5160 label...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 03-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,649
Posted By kxl
I've always regretted trading my second ZI for a...

I've always regretted trading my second ZI for a DSLR, so last week, I executed another trade to acquire a ZI, so I am back to having two ZI's -- both black.

This thread is making me think twice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By kxl
In various bags kept in various closets...

In various bags kept in various closets throughout the house. Living inland in Southern California, humidity is not a big concern -- we have a desert climate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By kxl
The most frustrating thing for any darkroom...

The most frustrating thing for any darkroom newbie is loading the film onto the reel. The rest of it is easy and straightforward. So before you start buying other darkroom equipment just buy a roll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By kxl
In my experience, the 20/3.5 AI is not the best...

In my experience, the 20/3.5 AI is not the best for infinity. Where it really shines is when you attach it to a K1 extension ring for extreme close focus, even though it does not have CRC. It is also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By kxl
I know what you mean. I used to have the FM3A and...

I know what you mean. I used to have the FM3A and still regret selling it. My compact F is now an FM2N. The manual focus Nikon trinity is typically as follows:

28mm - nothing beats the 28/2.8 AIS...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-01-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 1,430
Posted By kxl
The full quote: “To take photographs is to hold...

The full quote:

“To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 3,432
Posted By kxl
This......

This......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 1,072
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v129/p807701589-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v129/p807701589-4.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,649
Posted By kxl
Helen, you MUST try it. I'll make you a promise....

Helen, you MUST try it. I'll make you a promise. Next time I'm in the City I'll let you take the ZI out for a spin. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By kxl
Exactly. It has less to do with photography than...

Exactly. It has less to do with photography than it does with how the brain perceives color and how that perception is different from person to person. Regardless of how it was exposed or...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,649
Posted By kxl
I bought a brand new one about a year or so after...

I bought a brand new one about a year or so after they came out and it's still going strong. I traded for a second body a couple of years after the first one. Traded that second body for DSLR gear a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-27-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By kxl
Optech (link below) and Zing make Neoprene...

Optech (link below) and Zing make Neoprene pouches. The large Zing fits my D800e and prime lens....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - While I've had the same thoughts as...

Hi Raid - While I've had the same thoughts as you, I cam to a very different conclusion.

I'm a big fan of manual focus (ZI, FM2N, M-glass on my A7R), not just for the images (when I get it right)...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-26-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 3,938
Posted By kxl
I'm in again...

I'm in again...
Forum: Travel 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By kxl
5 days and 2 small kids? Go someplace familiar...

5 days and 2 small kids? Go someplace familiar and not too far, which in your case would be Istanbul.

When you have significantly more time and can leave the kids with your parents or in-laws, then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By kxl
The ZM Zeiss 85/2.0 Sonnar would be perfect, but...

The ZM Zeiss 85/2.0 Sonnar would be perfect, but it's NOT around $1k or so.

Longer than 50mm, my two affordable lenses are the CV 90/3.5 APO Lanthar and the Nikon 105/2.5.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,280
Posted By kxl
Don't know about funny... but maybe mildly...

Don't know about funny... but maybe mildly amusing :)

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v146/p566244516-5.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 02-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By kxl
Nice thread and nice photos... I wish I had...

Nice thread and nice photos... I wish I had something to contribute.
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