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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 744
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s4/v11/p1404989523-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s4/v11/p1404989523-4.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,550
Posted By kxl
Currently, the Nikon D800e -- because it does...

Currently, the Nikon D800e -- because it does most everything that I want to do with a camera, complemented by a lot of available lenses--AF/MF, prime/zoom, from ultrawides to super teles--and the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,338
Posted By kxl
One more... Nishiki Market in...

One more... Nishiki Market in Kyoto.

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v129/p1503325293-4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,338
Posted By kxl
Fuji-san http://www.leonin.net/img/s9/v16/p150332...

Fuji-san

http://www.leonin.net/img/s9/v16/p1503321489-4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,338
Posted By kxl
Hanami...

Hanami 2015

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v132/p1503325807-4.jpg

View from Sumida River water bus en route to Asakusa

http://www.leonin.net/img/s11/v30/p1503320901-4.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By kxl
I have and continue to buy film that is somewhat...

I have and continue to buy film that is somewhat reasonably priced or goes on sale, assuming the film meets my needs. I have/had a fridge full of Arista Premium 400, Neopan 400 and 1600, Tri-X, and a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,869
Posted By kxl
Ask me again after tomorrow night's Powerball...

Ask me again after tomorrow night's Powerball drawing. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,458
Posted By kxl
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153847
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By kxl
Nikon Announces 2 new DSLR's and new radiofrequency-controlled flash unit

If you didn't already know: 2 new DSLR's and Nikon's first RF-controlled flash unit.

I have to admit, I may be interested in the D500 (DX-sensor and fast AF tracking would be useful with my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,399
Posted By kxl
Definitely the R4

Definitely the R4
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,958
Posted By kxl
I don't hide what I'm doing; part of the fun of...

I don't hide what I'm doing; part of the fun of traveling for me is doing "it" -- photography. The most important part of any travel for me are the memories so I make sure everything is backed up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,908
Posted By kxl
I'm fairly content with the bodies that I have:...

I'm fairly content with the bodies that I have: Nikon D800e's, FM2N, A7R and ZI's, but I'm always checking out new lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 2,163
Posted By kxl
I'm with Charlie on this... might as well shoot...

I'm with Charlie on this... might as well shoot me too. ;)

http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v22/p1404983331-4.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 2,163
Posted By kxl
Like you said... your definition, your opinion.

Like you said... your definition, your opinion.
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By kxl
DCIM and the NNNXXXX folder follow the DCF...

DCIM and the NNNXXXX folder follow the DCF standard, which was created by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). The technical specs are formally known as the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-27-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,019
Posted By kxl
I used to have one a while back. It's a decent...

I used to have one a while back. It's a decent enough body with an accurate rangefinder, but in the end, I found that having to use a separate rangefinder and viewfinder just didn't work for me, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By kxl
You have to consider their response within the...

You have to consider their response within the context of their culture. They only had 3 options:

1) If they agreed to pay outright, they lose face.

2) If they outright say NO, it would be...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 3,461
Posted By kxl
In addition to digital obsolescence, the...

In addition to digital obsolescence, the proliferation of mirrorless cameras is likely another main factor.

Mirrorless bodies allow AF with native lenses and manual focus with just about any...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 5,707
Posted By kxl
I envision the types of images that I want to...

I envision the types of images that I want to take on a given day at a given location. WRT 35mm RF, for the past few years those images that I envision seem to warrant a 25mm, 35mm or 50mm. The 28mm...
Forum: RFF News 12-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,683
Posted By kxl
Not to get all geeky, but of course there...

Not to get all geeky, but of course there is.

1st trilogy - the original trilogy from 1977-1983

2nd trilogy - aka the prequel trilogy from 1999-2005
Forum: Photo Software 12-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By kxl
I use ProCamera ($4.99) and yes, I do recommend...

I use ProCamera ($4.99) and yes, I do recommend it.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By kxl
Images that I had wanted on my wall, my website...

Images that I had wanted on my wall, my website or in books are prioritized; however, I do have quite a lot of RAW and DNG files for images that I have chosen not to print or display at this time....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-19-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,655
Posted By kxl
I've agreed to partial refund once -- it was not...

I've agreed to partial refund once -- it was not a big ticket item. IIRC, the sale was for $80. The buyer sent a photo of the lens with partial front end barrel damage (either real or photo-shopped)...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By kxl
I just looked into this and it sound promising....

I just looked into this and it sound promising. There are 3 options:


Unlimited photos (jog, tiff, dng, nef, arw, etc...) as part of a Prime membership
unlimited photos and 5gb of non-photo files...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By kxl
Good point. Hadn't considered that.

Good point. Hadn't considered that.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-18-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 1,642
Posted By kxl
Frank - do you have a free dropbox account (limit...

Frank - do you have a free dropbox account (limit 2gb) or do you pay the annual subscription for unlimited storage? If the latter, then IMHO that would be preferable to CD's or DVD's as a redundant...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By kxl
Cloud storage to supplement multiple USB HD's

Currently, all of my jpegs and tiff files are stored in my Zenfolio account and multiple USB HD's.

All other file types (all RAW, DNG and non-image files) are stored in multiple HD's. I am thinking...
Forum: Travel 12-15-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By kxl
The most recent (or current) scam in the...

The most recent (or current) scam in the Philippines involves airport security checking passenger bags of outbound passengers, secretly dropping bullets in those bags and extorting the passengers....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By kxl
While the 21mm was fun, I did later on gravitate...

While the 21mm was fun, I did later on gravitate towards the 25mm.

http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v26/p1828888714-4.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By kxl
I used to have a Bessa L paired with a 21mm and...

I used to have a Bessa L paired with a 21mm and external VF for hyperfocal street photography. Set the aperture to f4 or f5.6 and shoot away. It was really a lot of fun using it basically as a P&S...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By kxl
Of course, a prime tele would be sharper. While...

Of course, a prime tele would be sharper. While images from my 200-500mm are sharp enough, I would never mistake them for images from a prime 500mm/4 that costs 4-5x more.

As I mentioned on your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By kxl
That's right -- it slipped my mind that you're in...

That's right -- it slipped my mind that you're in Cali as well. I guess I'm just a little more paranoid. :(
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By kxl
I just leave them in my bags. I live close to the...

I just leave them in my bags. I live close to the desert so humidity is the least of my worries. While your solution looks elegant I'd be wary of doing the same thing here, where temblors are a way...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By kxl
Wow! Talk about the highs and lows of a...

Wow! Talk about the highs and lows of a well-lived long life!

Thanks for sharing, Stephen.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By kxl
I've heard about this before (in fact, here's the...

I've heard about this before (in fact, here's the thread (https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1476996)) and I don't think anyone has really come up with a root cause, although conjecture includes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,789
Posted By kxl
Manual focus: DSLR - DF Film SLR -...

Manual focus:

DSLR - DF

Film SLR - FM3A

28mm:

$$$$$ - Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 (available Q2 2016?)
$$$$ - Zeiss ZF.2 2/28 Distagon
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,308
Posted By kxl
I wish you well in regrouping your life. I'll...

I wish you well in regrouping your life.

I'll pick one from my website (http://www.leonin.net).

Do you have a preference re: B&W vs color or street/documentary vs. landscapes vs others?

All the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s10/v109/p557198061-4.jp...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s10/v109/p557198061-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s9/v16/p882921083-4.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By kxl
Have never seen that...but those external VF's...

Have never seen that...but those external VF's are not exactly precision instruments anyway, especially for what is essentially and wide angle point & shoot. So, probably nothing to worry about......
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-01-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
Congrats Frank!

Congrats Frank!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By kxl
That's it. As long as they're not starting to...

That's it. As long as they're not starting to shred, you're good. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,063
Posted By kxl
1.25 rolls/day, then round up. On a two-week (14...

1.25 rolls/day, then round up. On a two-week (14 day) trip, that works out to be 18 rolls.

Also, when I travel, my primary camera is digital, so film (B&W only) is just complementary.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By kxl
Do you need AE? If yes, then your options narrow...

Do you need AE? If yes, then your options narrow down quite a bit to the M7, ZI and Bessa R 2/3/4 A.

What FL's do you shoot the most?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 6,179
Views: 476,000
Posted By kxl
Just got one of these... Manfrotto 038 Double...

Just got one of these... Manfrotto 038 Double Super Clamp.

http://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/1232805682000_325437.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By kxl
Nope. An FA has a DOF preview lever. An FA...

Nope.

An FA has a DOF preview lever.

An FA has P,S,A,M modes. The 'D5' image only has A and P.

Flash sync on FA is 250; on the D5 image, sync (in RED) is 60.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By kxl
Some interesting photos of famous people

Came across this compilation... might be old news for some of you.

Some interesting photos of famous people...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,597
Posted By kxl
IR...

IR poolside...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v140/p558837063-4.jp
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,597
Posted By kxl
Clouds in IR... taken from the peak of Mt....

Clouds in IR... taken from the peak of Mt. Haleakala

http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v179/p767821210-4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By kxl
Alaska State...

Alaska State Fair

http://www.leonin.net/img/s2/v73/p1678673439-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v174/p1756422317-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v20/p1760457066-4.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-26-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By kxl
The L is a fun camera. If you buy used, just...

The L is a fun camera. If you buy used, just check for light leaks, but it's easy enough to change seals. It's really a great body for the 15mm or 21mm or 25mm. Using it becomes even more enjoyable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,444
Posted By kxl
I suggested Sprint Developer based on what you...

I suggested Sprint Developer based on what you were looking for, i.e., close to D76 in some qualities. Hc-110 is actually my developer of choice but it can never be mistaken for D76. HC-110 has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,444
Posted By kxl
Sprint Standard developer may be an option for...

Sprint Standard developer may be an option for you, as long as you don't need to push beyond 2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By kxl
Photo-related Black Friday Deals - Post them here!

Lynn's post re: HU on Panasonic lens deal got me thinking... I'll start.
Please add whatever photo-related deal you might have come across.

AMAZON - Sigma lens deals:

50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (#311) -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By kxl
I don't completely agree with your friend. I...

I don't completely agree with your friend.

I agree about wanting to know more about your photographic drivers and influences, and about the series on exhibit.

But I would also certainly be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-21-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,773
Posted By kxl
For me, more often than not, it is this. On those...

For me, more often than not, it is this. On those occasions when I still feel the same the following day, then I indulge the urge and go out with my film camera. And the following day, and so on......
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,512
Posted By kxl
My wife's very photogenic so I take a lot of...

My wife's very photogenic so I take a lot of pictures of her. Her primary complaint? Too many solo images of her and not enough of us together, especially when traveling -- you know, the typical...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By kxl
I always travel with a digital camera. When I...

I always travel with a digital camera. When I pack a film camera to supplement it, I shoot color with the digi body and B&W with the film body. Typically I use 400 speed film and bring an ND filter...
Forum: RFF News 11-20-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,943
Posted By kxl
Totally cool!

Totally cool!
Forum: Travel 11-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By kxl
Well, you're certainly taking the scenic route....

Well, you're certainly taking the scenic route. I'm sure you have a reason for wanting to drive from Reno to Barstow then to Vegas, but if you don't have to go to Barstow, you'd save yourself a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By kxl
Yup, although according to their website, they...

Yup, although according to their website, they may be launching a new service sometime in the near future.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By kxl
LOL!!! You said it! :D

LOL!!! You said it! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By kxl
Same/similar to the service that dr5 was...

Same/similar to the service that dr5 was providing?

http://www.dr5.com/blackandwhiteslide/dr5chrome.html
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 1,552
Posted By kxl
100% agree and would add "and from my best...

100% agree and would add "and from my best execution of technique," given that I can be inconsistent.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 6,387
Posted By kxl
Not that I'm a big practitioner of street...

Not that I'm a big practitioner of street photography, but when I do shoot in and around Los Angeles, I've noticed more apprehension when I'm using my RF versus a DSLR.

Just my opinion as a local,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By kxl
Thanks Raid - definitely a small world.

Thanks Raid - definitely a small world.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 4,069
Posted By kxl
Continue to shoot with my ZI's. Instead of my...

Continue to shoot with my ZI's.

Instead of my D800e, I'd pick up an F6.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By kxl
As my lower back condition has worsened and...

As my lower back condition has worsened and extremely limited my mobility the past 3 years, my adventures have been somewhat limited. But here's one from when my mobility was still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By kxl
"... except for..." What is the punchline to:...

"... except for..."

What is the punchline to: Help-I don't crave another Digital camera ...!?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 2,690
Posted By kxl
My first camera (in high school) was a Pentax...

My first camera (in high school) was a Pentax K1000, given to me as a gift. The first camera that I bought with my own hard-earned money from my first job out of college was a Nikon FE2. I've been a...
Forum: Travel 11-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By kxl
Excellent photos that really impart a sense of...

Excellent photos that really impart a sense of 'place.'

My biggest pet peeve with travel or destination photos is that they look like they could have been taken anywhere. Yours definitely give a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By kxl
When am I going to have the time to develop these?

When am I going to have the time to develop these?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 1,934
Posted By kxl
Taken on Bastille...

Taken on Bastille Day.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5705/22397309404_aae934ce91_b.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By kxl
Still got mine and use it for one body, two lens...

Still got mine and use it for one body, two lens day trips
http://www.kakadutrader.com/images/5l2816tobl.pnghttp://www.kakadutrader.com/images/5l2816tobl.png
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By kxl
When the Arista films from Freestyle were readily...

When the Arista films from Freestyle were readily available, there wasn't really much of a savings to be had by bulk loading. Now? Haven't done the math, but there could be some savings in buying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By kxl
I procrastinated for a long time re: getting the...

I procrastinated for a long time re: getting the Kolari mod, but in the end, I decided that I like the tactile feel of manually focusing adapted lenses versus the superior sharp images of the 55/1.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By kxl
It's a new service from Kolari - combined thin...

It's a new service from Kolari - combined thin filter mod AND full spectrum IR conversion for $399 (same price as the thin filter mod). I just got the body today. It wasn't available their website...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,710
Posted By kxl
I've long ago abandoned the goal of traveling...

I've long ago abandoned the goal of traveling light for certain trips. If it's a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a destination that I may never visit again, I would rather bring everything including the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-09-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By kxl
Shoot a mirrorless digital body and get a close...

Shoot a mirrorless digital body and get a close focusing adapter -- problem solved! :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,727
Posted By kxl
I'll throw in the CV 90/3.5 LTM for sharp, high...

I'll throw in the CV 90/3.5 LTM for sharp, high contrast images. Some vignetting wide open, so you'll need to stop down. IMHO, the best price-performance for 90mm lenses, i.e., value.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By kxl
Gotta love the old AI/AIS zooms. I've owned quite...

Gotta love the old AI/AIS zooms. I've owned quite a few in the past, although I've never owned this one. I do kinda miss some of them, like the 25-50mm, 50-135mm and 75-150mm Series E.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By kxl
Two that I can recommend based on past experience...

Two that I can recommend based on past experience (albeit from a few years back):

http://aandi.com/

http://www.northcoastphoto.com/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 3,443
Posted By kxl
Yup, a few years ago, on a trip to Egypt, Jordan...

Yup, a few years ago, on a trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, I brought my RD1s and a Bessa R3a. While I captured a few decent photos, I was disappointed with the rate of 'good' images.
Comparing...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By kxl
Have you looked at the Thinktank Suburban...

Have you looked at the Thinktank Suburban Disguise line? The top is zippered around the edges and opens away from your body for easy access.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By kxl
In the Nikon world... for an AF SLR, IMHO the...

In the Nikon world... for an AF SLR, IMHO the best value is the F100; better features but bigger, the F5 and if budget allows, I'd get the best AF film SLR ever made, the F6.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By kxl
True for me; however, serendipity also happens...

True for me; however, serendipity also happens while on a planned trip. Also, while I do have a camera with me at all times, I'm not really a "carry a camera for a walk and see what shows up." I know...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-25-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 2,520
Posted By kxl
Jerusalem - Church of the Holy...

Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre

http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v40/p1404960321-4.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By kxl
Tri-X with D76 was how I learned in High...

Tri-X with D76 was how I learned in High School.

I develop Tri-X in XTOL these days, but it's getting to be a bit inconvenient for me to use it. I have a few more bags of XTOL, but that will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,070
Posted By kxl
The V is a good scanner, but if you need to scan...

The V is a good scanner, but if you need to scan entire rolls, you need the 5000 (or the 4000) -- either by buying the ridiculously expensive SA-30 accessory or just doing a simple hack (courtesy of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By kxl
Roger - I do like the juxtaposition of a vicious...

Roger - I do like the juxtaposition of a vicious outlaw playing a gentleman's game, and leaning against a croquet mallet instead of the usual tool of his trade.

I'm trying to visualize an utterly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - that is my understanding as well--only...

Hi Raid - that is my understanding as well--only the second authenticated photo of Billy the Kid. As posted above, the first one fetched a cool $2.3M. I actually dug a little deeper and found out...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By kxl
Not a fan of the wild, wild west, I see... Just...

Not a fan of the wild, wild west, I see... Just do an internet search on famous/infamous/notorious outlaws of the old west, and if 'Billy the Kid' rates lower than #1, I'd be very surprised....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,070
Posted By kxl
A few Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanners on ebay for...

A few Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanners on ebay for $1500. With some patience, you might be able to find a very clean one around $1K or even under.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By kxl
$2 photo at junk shop turns out to be worth $5M

An old photo (4x5 inch tintype) found in a junk shop in Fresno, California for $2, which turns out to be only the second confirmed (authenticated) image of the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid. Could be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By kxl
Not so sure about that... I don't think that the...

Not so sure about that... I don't think that the photographer is 100% absolved of responsibility; after all, it is the photographer who is using the photo (with the names of the other businesses) for...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,843
Posted By kxl
Well played! :)

Well played! :)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,843
Posted By kxl
@ Maui last year, with an A7R and THE SAME lens...

@ Maui last year, with an A7R and THE SAME lens Robert used to start this thread (and having the same fun with it as I was...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 2,038
Posted By kxl
Happy f'ing birthday, Joe! May you take more and...

Happy f'ing birthday, Joe! May you take more and more photos in the years to come and may you go through more and more bags! LOL!!!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By kxl
My usual bag for a D800e, 3 prime lenses and...

My usual bag for a D800e, 3 prime lenses and accessories is a Thinktank Urban Disguise 40. I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I've had it with me on at least 3 int'l trips and it's held up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By kxl
G - Something like this? Scroll down to the...

G - Something like this? Scroll down to the Vuescan section. I used to do this when I shot medium format and had Doug Fisher's (betterscanning) film holder and ANR glass insert. Worked quite well....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By kxl
From Vuescan Release...

From Vuescan Release notes:

http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/vuescan.htm#changes

If this doesn't answer your question, you may want to send an email to Ed Hamrick.


Scanning Roll of Film

If you're...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-05-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,515
Posted By kxl
For a perfect strap, I think you just need to...

For a perfect strap, I think you just need to order it specifically made for you. Try this shop at ETSY...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By kxl
Take a look at the Thinktank Sub-urban Disguise...

Take a look at the Thinktank Sub-urban Disguise 5. It's small, has external pockets and a top lid that opens away from your body for quick access to your...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-05-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By kxl
10 years!!! That calls for a new bag!!! :D

10 years!!! That calls for a new bag!!! :D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-03-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 3,302
Posted By kxl
More time. More money.

More time. More money.
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 10-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
Just to close out this thread, I finally...

Just to close out this thread, I finally succummed to getting the Kolari mod, and trading my FE 55/1.8 for a ZM 35/2.8. The 55/1.8 is an awesome lens, but I missed the tactile experience of using a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 2,361
Posted By kxl
Glad you're enjoying that FE lens. I'm certainly...

Glad you're enjoying that FE lens. I'm certainly enjoying the ZM, although my laziness is causing another backlog of film yet to be developed. Gotta force myself off my butt to get into that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-30-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 8,563
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s11/v29/p1503325956-4.jp...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s11/v29/p1503325956-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v8/p1503320422-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By kxl
All I know is that chrome big letter M6 that Dave...

All I know is that chrome big letter M6 that Dave has for sale in the RFF classifieds is mighty tempting... ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 2,361
Posted By kxl
Now that we're at the end of the month, my...

Now that we're at the end of the month, my favorite combo on any given day of this month has been:

D800e + Sigma 35/1.4 ART

D800e + Sigma 50/1.4 ART

D800e + Nikon 200-500mm

ZI + ZM 35/2.8
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 09-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By kxl
I think those are just two different pieces. The...

I think those are just two different pieces. The Canon to E-mount adapter has a tripod mount, so they basically just attached a regular A/S compatible QR plate and some metal or rubber spacer for the...
Forum: Travel 09-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By kxl
They actually DO take up quite a bit of space...

They actually DO take up quite a bit of space when you bring with you 60-70+ rolls of film. I assume that's the volume (if not more) the OP is asking about.

I never bring the plastic containers with...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By kxl
After months of indecision, I finally sent my A7R...

After months of indecision, I finally sent my A7R for the Kolari mod. It;s due back today, so I'll finally have a chance to test it out.

Wide Angle Lenses (Before mod / what I'm hoping for):

M-Hex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By kxl
I used to have a Nikon 600/5.6 AIS that I had...

I used to have a Nikon 600/5.6 AIS that I had converted to AIP (i.e., chipped) by Roland Eliott, but at some point, I decided that manually focusing a 600mm lens on a gimbal head was not for me.

I...
Forum: Photo Software 09-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By kxl
Proprietary metadata are not included in DNG -...

Proprietary metadata are not included in DNG - one example off the top of my head is NEF Active D lighting -- included in .NEF files, but not in DNG.

Other than proprietary metadata, DNG is lossless...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-22-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,808
Posted By kxl
LOL!!! ... And to all a good night.

LOL!!! ... And to all a good night.
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-21-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,900
Posted By kxl
Enjoy 2005 -- from what I can remember, it was a...

Enjoy 2005 -- from what I can remember, it was a damn good year.
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-21-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,900
Posted By kxl
1) YouTube, the most popular video sharing...

1) YouTube, the most popular video sharing website, is founded.

2 The Kyoto Protocol goes into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia.

3) The People's Republic of China...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By kxl
Exactly! Otherwise, it gets monotonous rather...

Exactly! Otherwise, it gets monotonous rather quickly.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,933
Posted By kxl
When she was my girlfriend, I offered to buy her...

When she was my girlfriend, I offered to buy her an M6, but she said no. Now that she's my wife, she lays claim to half of all my gear. :(
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-20-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 2,900
Posted By kxl
Since you are not currently in the market, might...

Since you are not currently in the market, might as well wait for the Tamron 35/1.8 to be released and the inevitable reviews that compare it with the Sigma 35/1.4 ART (my personal favorite).
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By kxl
Hi Colin - as you found out the hard way, the...

Hi Colin - as you found out the hard way, the cheapo ones are hit or miss.

First question you have to ask yourself is if you need the focusing helicoid to further minimize the MFD. If you do, look...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 09-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By kxl
I highly recommend Wasabi Power batteries (and...

I highly recommend Wasabi Power batteries (and chargers) -- fast charging and long lasting. I use them for my A7R and my D800e's.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By kxl
Infrared http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v137/p12575...

Infrared

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v137/p1257516451-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v5/p1257516473-4.jpg
Forum: RFF News 09-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By kxl
I think you have to try to find a good balance...

I think you have to try to find a good balance between aggregated groups and expanded categories.

The caveat that I see with having detailed expanded categories, e.g., M2, M3, M4, etc... is if you...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-17-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 10,037
Posted By kxl
I guess I've been luckier than Robert re: the CV...

I guess I've been luckier than Robert re: the CV 90/3.5 LTM. Gotta give special props to the CV 35/1.2 -- large? Yes, but absolutely fantastic.

Agreed re: the 58/1.4 for the F mount -- it's my...
Forum: Sony Alpa 7 / NEX News / General Discussion 09-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By kxl
NEX full spectrum conversion for Astro / IR?

I'm think of getting a NEX6 and having Kolari do a full spectrum conversion on it. I will use primarily for full spectrum astro photography and for IR photography (by putting IR filters on the lens)...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-16-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 2,011
Posted By kxl
http://www.3reef.com/data/photos/l/11/11198-126395...

http://www.3reef.com/data/photos/l/11/11198-1263950539-69873955db6d4717415ce667f3b0d2b8.gif
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 17,487
Posted By kxl
A few...

A few more:

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v135/p277012811-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v151/p261970151-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v178/p430902343-4.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By kxl
Nice! Swimming lessons for the Mastiffs must have...

Nice! Swimming lessons for the Mastiffs must have been interesting :D

They're not exactly like labs, are they?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,830
Posted By kxl
+2 I have a 6 plus while my wife has a 5 -- it's...

+2

I have a 6 plus while my wife has a 5 -- it's still going strong, but who knows. My wife thinks it might make it to the 7 or even the 7s.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,588
Posted By kxl
It depends on the compromise: My first DSLR was...

It depends on the compromise:

My first DSLR was a Nikon D70, which did not meter with AIS lenses.

My next DSLR was a D200, which metered with AIS lenses but was not ideal in low light...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By kxl
Here's a list of some photo-related meet-ups in...

Here's a list of some photo-related meet-ups in and around Edmonton.

http://photo.meetup.com/cities/ca/ab/edmonton/
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,125
Posted By kxl
Hi Dave - have you considered digiscoping, i.e.,...

Hi Dave - have you considered digiscoping, i.e., using a spotting scope as a telephoto lens? Much cheaper, and while the images may not be good enough for large prints, they're certainly decent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,597
Posted By kxl
If the 35 and 90 are must have's, then why is it...

If the 35 and 90 are must have's, then why is it an either/or decision between the 21 and 50. Bith are relatively small. Just take both, esp. For such a long trip. It's not like this is a choice...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By kxl
I have an A7R and a couple of ZI's. Your primary...

I have an A7R and a couple of ZI's. Your primary constraint is whether or not the lens will work well with your A7R

28mm - I have a 28mm Hex-M that works well on the A7R.

35mm - The CV 35/1.2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By kxl
The sky is not falling. You should have waited...

The sky is not falling. You should have waited for the package to make sure. If you have a real (not imagined) issue you can contact Henry Posner at B&H, who can act as your advocate. I also trust...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-02-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,306
Posted By kxl
Philosophically, I do not believe a 'holy grail'...

Philosophically, I do not believe a 'holy grail' is meant to be found or achieved. To me, what is important in the quest for a holy grail is the quest itself and what you find out about yourself (and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By kxl
As already stated, at .7m to 1m, adapted RF...

As already stated, at .7m to 1m, adapted RF lenses are more convenient, especially with a 50mm FL. If you use a 35mm, just note that not all adapter 35mm lenses work well with the A7. Center...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By kxl
The 20-35mm was the predecessor to the 17-35mm. I...

The 20-35mm was the predecessor to the 17-35mm. I had owned one for a short while until I upgraded to the 17-35mm (only because I wanted something wider).

If the relatively limited FL range works...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By kxl
It is a great lens that's sharp and built like a...

It is a great lens that's sharp and built like a tank. I've brought it with me on several trips. At its 17-18mm, there a little fall off in the corners when wide open, but still serviceable. There's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By kxl
The typical Nikon holy trinity of f2.8 zooms are...

The typical Nikon holy trinity of f2.8 zooms are the 14-24mm, 24-70mm and the 70-200mm. I have the 17-35mm instead of the 14-24mm. Others that you should consider are the Tamron 15-30mm, the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-30-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 5,220
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v117/p566645862-3.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v117/p566645862-3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 17,487
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v187/p449104816-4.jp...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v187/p449104816-4.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By kxl
It's neither a WA nor a prime lens, but the...

It's neither a WA nor a prime lens, but the 70-150mm/3.5 Series E is a nice lens for landscapes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 2,171
Posted By kxl
In general, I shoot at around f5.6, but I do have...

In general, I shoot at around f5.6, but I do have a few lenses that I like to shoot wide open, to the point where I would use ND filters to do so, just for the bokeh. These lenses include the Sigma...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By kxl
"Look deep within yourself and you will find the...

"Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on September 9."

Early guesses/expectations: new iPhone 6s and 6 plus S with Force Touch, dramatic camera upgrade, motion...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By kxl
I use 1-liter dark plastic bottles, so only stock...

I use 1-liter dark plastic bottles, so only stock solution in the bottle in current use is exposed to air.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 6,736
Posted By kxl
BTW, one other small bag that I like is the Domke...

BTW, one other small bag that I like is the Domke F3X.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 6,736
Posted By kxl
For 1 body, 3 lenses and accessories (incl....

For 1 body, 3 lenses and accessories (incl. film), I use a Thinktank Urban Disguise 30.
I don't think it's on the current catalog anymore but it pops up on ebay every so often.

The TT Retrospective...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-25-2015
Replies: 229
Views: 9,320
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s8/v82/p874923419-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s8/v82/p874923419-4.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Thanks - looking forward to it. In the meantime,...

Thanks - looking forward to it. In the meantime, the Olympus TG-4 looks interesting, and within my budget.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Thanks - it's worth a look. I'll check it out.

Thanks - it's worth a look. I'll check it out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I added a description to my original post.

Thanks. I added a description to my original post.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By kxl
W/NW: As we approach the 14th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on the WTC

This 14-foot structural beam was recovered from the rubble of the North Tower. Weighing approximately 1,200 pounds, the beam is imprinted with FDNY 343 representing those 343 firefighters who made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Been thinking about a Go Pro... not quite sure...

Been thinking about a Go Pro... not quite sure yet.

I get the wide angle constraints under water, so I'll probably be looking at bodies with zoom lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Thanks Andy - I hadn't though about the time...

Thanks Andy - I hadn't though about the time needed to clean it. I'm not really an enthusiast nor plan to get into underwater photography. Like you said, this is just to capture memories while we go...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Your favorite DIGITAL snorkeling camera?

We're think of going on a short vacation to Belize later this year and the itinerary will include a few days on the water, although the greater part of our trip will be on land, so I'll have my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,083
Posted By kxl
Other than the AFD version, nothing really...

Other than the AFD version, nothing really compares to the f1.4 AI(S).


http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v128/p1261058441-4.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By kxl
Paypal has charged invoicing fees for a long...

Paypal has charged invoicing fees for a long time. It's not a flat 2% either; the invoicing fee is $0.30 plus 1.9% to 2.9% of the amount received.

It's really not worth sending a Paypal invoice. If...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 08-18-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
I get the impression that while good, it is not...

I get the impression that while good, it is not in the same league as the 55/1.8. Compared to the Loxia, the 35mm FE is sharper in the center but exhibits quite a bit of light fall-off to the edges...
Forum: Photo Software 08-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By kxl
After monitor calibration.... 1. Download the...

After monitor calibration....

1. Download the NIK plug-in collection ($149) from https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

2. Choose and apply the appropriate plug-in.

3. Apply micro adjustments...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By kxl
Not sure if the D7200 is out of your rice range,...

Not sure if the D7200 is out of your rice range, but if you like birding and need higher fps, you may want to look at that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By kxl
I've had 3 21mm's (CV, ZM 21/2.8 and Kobalux) but...

I've had 3 21mm's (CV, ZM 21/2.8 and Kobalux) but just cannot get used to such a wide angle of view. I now use and enjoy a ZM 25/2.8 and M-Hexanon 28/2.8, and highly recommend both.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,254
Posted By kxl
I try to be surreptitious, but I tend to be...

I try to be surreptitious, but I tend to be rather ungainly when I approach, so that rarely works for me.... except for this one time. I'm almost 100% certain I was 'en stoemelings' when took this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By kxl
Nikon lens sale at B&H

YOU WANT IT!!! YOU NEED IT!!! :angel:

Nikon lens-only sale through the 29th of August.

And if you had bought any of these lenses in the past couple of weeks, send them an email and provide your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By kxl
I always have my iPhone 6-plus and my tablet with...

I always have my iPhone 6-plus and my tablet with me and I wish had a mind's-eye towards capturing a photo opportunity when I'm just out and about, but I don't. Just too much going on in this old...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 08-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
That was part of my original question... do all...

That was part of my original question... do all my requirements narrow down the selection to the Loxia? And it's beginning to sound like it.
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 08-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
Over my limit, but yeah, I'm aware of that lens...

Over my limit, but yeah, I'm aware of that lens and and if if I had the money or decided to save up for it, that lens would definitely be the top contender, probably even above the Loxia. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,321
Posted By kxl
I agree, or if you can find a recently serviced...

I agree, or if you can find a recently serviced Nikon Coolscan 4000, it's another good and inexpensive ($300-400) albeit older option that accepts an easy hack that enables full roll scanning with...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 08-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
Or more likely, I'm not being clear with my...

Or more likely, I'm not being clear with my question. :bang:

THE ONE LENS must meet ALL of my requirements. I've owned/borrowed a few 35mm M-mount lenses under $1300 and their IQ leave something to...
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 08-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
Looking for THE ONE lens for the Sony A7R

I am thinking about getting THE ONE lens to be bolted onto my A7R. My requirements:


IQ on A7R must be equal to or greater than the Sony 55/1.8 FE
Same size or ideally smaller than the 55/1.8 FE
...
Forum: Fuji X-A, X-E, X-M, X-T Series 08-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By kxl
Why not just produce a full-spectrum camera and...

Why not just produce a full-spectrum camera and use appropriate filters as needed? Just wondering....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,667
Posted By kxl
You'll be happy with adapted 50mm's but 35mm and...

You'll be happy with adapted 50mm's but 35mm and wider go into the YMMV territory, e.g., some find an adapted 35mm 2.0 Biogon acceptable, some don't. As others have mentioned, for 50mm, your best bet...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,667
Posted By kxl
I have owned the D700, and currently own the...

I have owned the D700, and currently own the D800e and the A7R.

To be honest, your requirements aren't really all that demanding that they would eliminate either camera. Having said that however,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,063
Posted By kxl
It's not so simple a question for those who shoot...

It's not so simple a question for those who shoot multiple formats, from RF's to large format. From a practical perspective, I would opt for the smallest and most comfortable bag that would carry the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By kxl
That's what I was thinking but I have no clue re:...

That's what I was thinking but I have no clue re: its worth or whether or not it's sturdy enough for an RB67.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Thanks for the responses. For those who asked, my...

Thanks for the responses. For those who asked, my issue is the time required for me to be physically be in the darkroom, i.e., at home to process all of those rolls. I have room to hang up to maybe...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
The logistics of doing this is just truly...

The logistics of doing this is just truly daunting. Other than chipping away at my backlog for a long, long time and shooting digital in the meantime, it's really beginning to seem like the only...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Sorry, should have been clearer... I was thinking...

Sorry, should have been clearer... I was thinking of ways to streamline the processing, e.g., use HC-110 instead of XTOL for reduced developer times, etc... in the hopes that an accumulation of time...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Thanks G - you're a great help as always. Quick...

Thanks G - you're a great help as always. Quick question:

Are you seeing any discernible difference between TIFF and DNG output from Vuescan for properly exposed B&W film? I get it that the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Yup, I was thinking along the same lines re:...

Yup, I was thinking along the same lines re: HC-110, which is one of my primary developers anyway (the other one being XTOL). Thanks for the tip: Henry's Foto Express.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
I have a Nikon 5000, which I modified to accept...

I have a Nikon 5000, which I modified to accept an entire roll. I use Vuescan's batch scan feature and save the scanned images as TIFF files.I only adjust the ones I want and bypass or delete the one...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Sage advice... I just dug too deep of a hole and...

Sage advice... I just dug too deep of a hole and looking for a more expedient way out. Highlighted in RED is unfortunately oh so true...

BTW, I have a Nikon Coolscan 5000, which I modified to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By kxl
There are some Costco labs that use Frontier...

There are some Costco labs that use Frontier printers, e.g., LP 5700R, 370, 570, etc... depending on location, if you're not averse to having it done at...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By kxl
Film Development Options For Busy People?

First of all, let me warn you--this may sound a little off-kilter:

My typical workflow is to:


Develop 35mm B&W film (2- and 5-reel Patterson tanks)
Scan the entire roll
Adjust in Photoshop as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
If the 'insulted' comment was directed at me,...

If the 'insulted' comment was directed at me, rest assured that none was taken. And as for the FM2N I'm all for it. It's the one that I currently own.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
LOL :angel:

LOL :angel:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
No, not that at all... I think your thread...

No, not that at all... I think your thread started out as an honest A versus B, then skewed towards a defense of the FE2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
The OP asked a simple question... I and others...

The OP asked a simple question... I and others pointed out some possible reasons for price differences, then all of a sudden FE2 owners become defensive about the FE2. :rolleyes:

There is no FE2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
I guess we have different definitions of...

I guess we have different definitions of completely functional.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,149
Posted By kxl
Same in the Nikon world. Setting aside the AF...

Same in the Nikon world. Setting aside the AF version, there are primarily 3 categories of 50/1.8 manual focus lenses: 1) AIS, 2) AI, 3) Series E (which are also AI-spec but offered as an alternative...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
Except the FE2 is completely reliant on what is...

Except the FE2 is completely reliant on what is now 30-year-old electronics to be completely functional.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By kxl
Age. Years of manufacture - 1980's (FE2) vs....

Age.

Years of manufacture - 1980's (FE2) vs. 2000's (FM3A)
Forum: RFF Polls 07-24-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 8,745
Posted By kxl
I disagree for 2 reasons: 1) The latter 4...

I disagree for 2 reasons:

1) The latter 4 attributes do not correlate to being an RF shooter, as others have stated.

As it pertains to me:


I do shoot an RF, but
I wear a solar-powered watch
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By kxl
Congrats! An excellent lens, especially if you...

Congrats! An excellent lens, especially if you plan to use it for landscape. If I recall correctly, the only difference (and it is truly minor) between your AI version and G's AIS version is the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By kxl
First of all, I like the fact that there is a...

First of all, I like the fact that there is a holistic objective and as someone who studied (but gave it up) cultural anthropology many moons ago and still dabble in it as an amateur, I like the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By kxl
Congrats! When I had my RD-1, I felt the same way...

Congrats! When I had my RD-1, I felt the same way about the CV 35/1.2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,928
Posted By kxl
Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,928
Posted By kxl
This was my buddy Jethro from a few years ago,...

This was my buddy Jethro from a few years ago, when he was about 8 or 9 years old. We adopted him from a local high-kill shelter when he was just 8 weeks old and raised him until he passed away last...
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