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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By kxl
28mm f2 ASPH ZM 28/2.8 Biogon CV 28/1.9 others?

28mm f2 ASPH
ZM 28/2.8 Biogon
CV 28/1.9

others?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Poll: Insurance?
Views: 662
Posted By kxl
In general, the two common types of insurance for...

In general, the two common types of insurance for non-professional camera are:

1) Personal property endorsement as part of your homeowners insurance. Losses are typically paid at a replacement cost...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Poll: Insurance?
Views: 662
Posted By kxl
As part of my homeowner's insurance policy, my...

As part of my homeowner's insurance policy, my camera gear is insured (up to a maximum amount), as long as I do not use it professionally.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By kxl
This year, we're hoping to spend a few days in...

This year, we're hoping to spend a few days in the northern part of the country - Ilocos, Baguio, maybe other provinces.
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By kxl
Both my wife and I were born and raised in the...

Both my wife and I were born and raised in the Philippines, so in recent years we have started a little tradition to visit every couple of years. In addition to spending time with family and seeing...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,312
Posted By kxl
'Dream' just seems too strong of a word for me,...

'Dream' just seems too strong of a word for me, like something that is almost unattainable. At least for me, travel destinations are: 'what's next on the list?"

1) Vietnam and Cambodia this...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,030
Posted By kxl
Survival necessities in Southern California -...

Survival necessities in Southern California - food, water, car (and not necessarily in that order).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By kxl
The DL cameras have interesting specs, but...

The DL cameras have interesting specs, but multiple release delays (***rumored*** to be because of issues with the integrated circuit) would make me want to wait until after the early adopters give...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By kxl
What to do? Meet with Jon, but not at Sensoji ;)

What to do? Meet with Jon, but not at Sensoji ;)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,816
Posted By kxl
Not perfect, just perfectly fine.

Not perfect, just perfectly fine.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,861
Posted By kxl
Not in France, but there is a resort (yeah, I...

Not in France, but there is a resort (yeah, I know :rolleyes: ) in the Philippines that has transported old, traditional homes from various provinces across the country and re-built them on several...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,438
Posted By kxl
I have two: 1. 'Normal' landscapes - Nikon D800e...

I have two:

1. 'Normal' landscapes - Nikon D800e and a 35 or 50 for the majority of images or 20 or 24 for near/far perspectives.

2. infrared - Sony A7R converted to full spectrum IR (and various...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By kxl
I used to wear glasses / contact lenses for acute...

I used to wear glasses / contact lenses for acute near-sightedness. I did try the mono contact lenses on a trial basis but decided against it -- just felt too strange.

Two years ago I had LASIK eye...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 2,140
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v145/p937697059-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v145/p937697059-4.jpg
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By kxl
B&W LASER PRINTER - I own and recommend the...

B&W LASER PRINTER - I own and recommend the Brother HL-5170DN, which is network ready and is capable of double-sided prints.

PHOTO PRINTER - I know you don't need to print up to 13x19, if I were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By kxl
John did a great job with a couple of lenses that...

John did a great job with a couple of lenses that I had sent to him.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By kxl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ozhcOVxl4 5:26...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ozhcOVxl4

5:26 to about 5:37

Looks like 2 "butterfly-type" dividers and 3 thin ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By kxl
FREE Nikon EN-EL15 Battery Exchange for D500 Owners

The Nikon EN-EL15 battery is used in quite a few Nikon DSLR's, among them the D7xxx, D610, D700, D750, D8xx and now the new D500.

If you own the D500, you may have noticed that some of your OEM...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By kxl
Based on your gear, I'd choose the Leica M4-P...

Based on your gear, I'd choose the Leica M4-P Summicron 35mm V4 with TMY.

Maybe the Ricoh GR IV (Digital) (28mm 2.8) in your bag, in case you get an itch to shoot digital.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,250
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v22/p1404983331-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v22/p1404983331-4.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By kxl
Hi Dave - have you looked at the bridge cameras,...

Hi Dave - have you looked at the bridge cameras, such as the Fuji FZ series? They go out to 400mm-600mm, albeit with smaller sensors.

The Nikon P900 even goes out to a whopping 2000mm!!! :eek:...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,235
Posted By kxl
Randy - got yours today; of course, we're both in...

Randy - got yours today; of course, we're both in Cali--approx 420 miles from Sacto to the Inland Empire.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 3,939
Posted By kxl
I've been wanting a Df for a while now, but other...

I've been wanting a Df for a while now, but other priorities seem to keep coming up. If and when I do purchase a Df, I'll probably look into installing a focusing screen like the one on this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By kxl
Thanks John, but I think you are equally lucky to...

Thanks John, but I think you are equally lucky to be so close to moors, castles and such extensive history.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By kxl
There aren't really places that I frequent...

There aren't really places that I frequent specifically for photography, but I do like to visit various local events and destinations.

I also do a little bit of traveling and try to take images...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 5,625
Posted By kxl
Same here, although the prospect of paying only...

Same here, although the prospect of paying only $375 (25% off $500) for a BGN condition FM3A was incredibly tempting.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By kxl
I actually only considered it after hearing about...

I actually only considered it after hearing about it from someone here on RFF. It is convenient and lets me keep my local folder organization. Also, at $11.99 per year (after the free trial), it's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By kxl
1) Redundant hard drives - all image files,...

1) Redundant hard drives - all image files, including raw

2) Unlimited storage with my website's ISP - all image files, except raw (extra cost)

3) Amazon cloud - all image files, including raw
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-05-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 3,281
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - in the past, I rather liked...

Hi Raid - in the past, I rather liked complementing the 50 with a 25 (ZM) or 28 (M-Hex), but on a trip last year, I went with a wider combo (21/35), and found that I used the 35 almost all the time...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By kxl
Never say never, but I will never part with the...

Never say never, but I will never part with the ZM 25 or the ZM 50 Planar.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By kxl
Raid - OP has the 25mm, which is one of, if not...

Raid - OP has the 25mm, which is one of, if not the sharpest ZM lenses. OTOH, anecdotally, the 28 ZM is not quite as sharp as the 25 or either ZM 35 (I used to own the 35/2.0 and now the 35/2.8), or...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By kxl
Congrats! The ZM 25/28 is one of my all-time...

Congrats! The ZM 25/28 is one of my all-time favorites. I don't use an external finder with my ZI though; I just use the entire frame as a reasonable approximate.

BTW, nice silver ZI.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 100
Views: 4,340
Posted By kxl
I think a body is just a body; the soul is in the...

I think a body is just a body; the soul is in the lens. ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 2,176
Posted By kxl
I don't have as many lenses as others probably...

I don't have as many lenses as others probably do. I have a 25-28-35-50-50-90; for the duplicate FL's I have, one's a ZM Planar and the other's a ZM Sonnar. The Planar's my go-to 50, while the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 2,632
Posted By kxl
I finally found some appropriate images. PM me...

I finally found some appropriate images. PM me your email address so I can send files to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 3,862
Posted By kxl
Here's my FM2N kit (28/2.8 AIS, CV 58/1.4 and...

Here's my FM2N kit (28/2.8 AIS, CV 58/1.4 and 105/2.5 AIS). I recently added the Kiron 70-150mm/4, and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites.

And yes, that plate where the Nikon name is printed...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-26-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,235
Posted By kxl
Just emailed it to you... -Keith

Just emailed it to you...

-Keith
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By kxl
I've heard that it's the same as Silvermax 100,...

I've heard that it's the same as Silvermax 100, just re-labeled.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,235
Posted By kxl
17 and counting as of today... Those of you in...

17 and counting as of today... Those of you in the US (especially on the west coast) should already have received my card (yeah, the one that was underexposed...)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 1,666
Posted By kxl
There are just so many variables when looking at...

There are just so many variables when looking at images on a computer screen that it is really hard to identify which one started out as analog. What developer did you use for XX? How was it scanned?...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 1,354
Posted By kxl
I went birding last week for the first time in a...

I went birding last week for the first time in a long time, and I had forgotten how much fun it is. So if I had to commit to one body and one lens, then it would be the combo that best suits birding....
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-08-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,235
Posted By kxl
Just processed my selected image and will take it...

Just processed my selected image and will take it to my local printer tomorrow. With his usual backlog, he probably won't get to my order until next week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,165
Posted By kxl
I agree with Rob wrt a short zoom. A few weeks...

I agree with Rob wrt a short zoom. A few weeks ago, I acquired a very compact and very good manual focus Kiron 70-150mm/4.0 it has been extremely fun to use. It took no time at all getting used to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By kxl
Send an email inquiry to Willow Photo Lab. I had...

Send an email inquiry to Willow Photo Lab. I had a serious backlog of B&W rolls to be developed when I contacted them. Good luck!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By kxl
Nope, but for whatever it's worth, they do seem...

Nope, but for whatever it's worth, they do seem to have a brick & mortar business. Granted, that doesn't necessarily translate to high quality work, but it gives them a little credibility....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By kxl
I registered my domain name (leonin.net) through...

I registered my domain name (leonin.net) through GoDaddy. You only need to do this if you want to use your own domain name.

I USED TO have inmotionhosting to host my website when I was doing more...
Forum: Photo Software 03-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,263
Posted By kxl
Raid - see what google support says about that...

Raid - see what google support says about that particular issue:

https://support.google.com/nikcollection/answer/3002259?hl=en
Forum: Photo Software 03-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,263
Posted By kxl
Raid - the downloaded file is saved as an...

Raid - the downloaded file is saved as an Application (Windows) in your computer's Download folder. You have to double click the downloaded file to install it. Depending on which version of Windows,...
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,263
Posted By kxl
I'm a long-time NIK user as well. I especially...

I'm a long-time NIK user as well. I especially like SilverEfex Pro.

Google should buy Adobe and make Photoshop available to everyone for free. :D
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-18-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1,601
Posted By kxl
I have Sonos wireless speakers set up throughout...

I have Sonos wireless speakers set up throughout the house and stream music. I just move the speakers where I need them (including the darkroom) as long as the speaker can access my wifi network.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By kxl
I used to have a smugmug account then migrated to...

I used to have a smugmug account then migrated to zenfolio a couple of years ago. I've been with them since. I don't think you could go wrong with either one, and it's really just a matter of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By kxl
Nah... some people like the window; others don't....

Nah... some people like the window; others don't. And if, as you say, the window becomes a possible source of light leak, then you have the option of replacing the foam or replacing the door......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By kxl
Nikon Part Number 1B991-395, the back for the...

Nikon Part Number 1B991-395, the back for the FM3a, fits and works just fine on the FM2n.

And I would think, vice versa...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By kxl
I used to own the 1.4 AFS, have shot the 1.8 AFS...

I used to own the 1.4 AFS, have shot the 1.8 AFS and currently own the Sigma 50mm ART. I've shot all 3 on a D800e, so my impressions are based on D800E RAW output.

Between the two AFS lenses, I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By kxl
As much as I like my FM2N, I do miss the FM3A.

As much as I like my FM2N, I do miss the FM3A.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 4,318
Posted By kxl
Some comments/questions: Slowing down with a...

Some comments/questions:


Slowing down with a film SLR versus a digital body does not mean your photos will improve; it might just mean that you'll take fewer crappy photos (not intended to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,567
Posted By kxl
If you want AFS primes and f1.8 is fast enough,...

If you want AFS primes and f1.8 is fast enough, then the newer Nikon f1.8 AFS FX G primes are definitely great value. They are available in 20, 24, 28, 35, 50 and 85.

If you want f1.4, AF and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By kxl
'Authentic' apothecary cabinets can be expensive,...

'Authentic' apothecary cabinets can be expensive, since sellers are positioning them as 'antiques,' which I guess the original ones (from the early 1900's) truly were. Here's one on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By kxl
I would sort them out by type (RF's v. TLR's v....

I would sort them out by type (RF's v. TLR's v. SLR's v. ???) then display them in different places around your house. I'd have a wall mount display, a stand alone display case, a shelf top display...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By kxl
HU: TT Retrospective 10 (Blue Slate) for $79.95 @ Adorama

That's 50% off. I guess the blue slate version has been discontinued -- no longer available at B&H. Other colors are still at regular price.

http://www.adorama.com/TTR10BL.html
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 4,558
Posted By kxl
I only use a case to protect the camera when I...

I only use a case to protect the camera when I pack it in a larger bag. I'd rather use a small bag for the camera as well as small non-photo stuff.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-08-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,422
Posted By kxl
I would second the recommendation for the ZM...

I would second the recommendation for the ZM 35/2.8 C Biogon. It's the only 35mm FL that I own these days and use it with my ZI and A7R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,567
Posted By kxl
Ken, with a $600 difference, then I'd go for the...

Ken, with a $600 difference, then I'd go for the D700 too. Congrats!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,567
Posted By kxl
Assumption: 12.1 mp is good enough for your...

Assumption: 12.1 mp is good enough for your needs.

Assuming the above is true, then no reason not to based on its functions and utility. It's still a great camera. However, it depends not only on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By kxl
What is an 'interesting picture?' To quote...

What is an 'interesting picture?'

To quote Justice Potter Stewart in the landmark US Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio: "I know it when I see it." ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 2,378
Posted By kxl
I would have rather shipped some of the gear and...

I would have rather shipped some of the gear and film rather than put it in checked luggage.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By kxl
Personally, I think a 25mm would be just right. A...

Personally, I think a 25mm would be just right. A 21mm might be another option.

Here's a link that allows you to compare angles of view for different focal...
Forum: Fuji X-A, X-E, X-M, X-T Series 02-29-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By kxl
Depends on my mood and what I plan to...

Depends on my mood and what I plan to shoot...

For anything that's moving or requires a lot of reach or macro, I use my D800e's.

For general purpose digital and/or if I feel like shooting IR, I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-29-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By kxl
2016 Aging as Art Photo Exhibit

This week at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA (Orange County).

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/component/yendifevents/event/202-aging-as-art-photography-show
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By kxl
They're identical; just different branding for...

They're identical; just different branding for different markets. Lens to lens differences are probably attributable to sample...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By kxl
It's obviously a personal choice, but for me,...

It's obviously a personal choice, but for me, 90mm seems too tight for Maui and Kauai landscapes, while a 75mm was just about perfect for those 2 islands. Same for Oahu. OTOH, the 90mm did come in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By kxl
I personally think 90mm is too long for Maui and...

I personally think 90mm is too long for Maui and Kauai but I don't know your style.

IMHO, 21-35-75 would be perfect for those two islands. Without a 75mm, I'd take the 21-35-50.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,174
Posted By kxl
Which island? Yes, it would make a difference.

Which island? Yes, it would make a difference.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,038
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v49/p943474973-3.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s1/v49/p943474973-3.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-22-2016
Replies: 307
Views: 14,235
Posted By kxl
Sure, I'm in again as well. PM sent. -Keith

Sure, I'm in again as well. PM sent.

-Keith
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-22-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By kxl
Instead of wrappers, use Domke inserts. I use a...

Instead of wrappers, use Domke inserts.

I use a Tortuga travel backpack as my single carry-on bag (I try to avoid checked luggage). In addition to clothes and other travel necessities, I stuff a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By kxl
Yup! I teach graduate-level classes on a...

Yup! I teach graduate-level classes on a part-time basis at UCLA to give back to my profession. It really is very rewarding.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,105
Posted By kxl
A few...

A few more...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s7/v165/p1503324287-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v40/p1503324657-4.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v8/p1503320422-4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 2,336
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 01-27-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 3,960
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. 01-24-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,105
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. 01-22-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,105
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. 01-22-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 11,105
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 01-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
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 01-12-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,871
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 01-05-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,618
Posted By kxl
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153847
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 612
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 01-05-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,844
Posted By kxl
Definitely the R4

Definitely the R4
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 4,594
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 01-02-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 2,691
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: 2,812
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: 2,812
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: 708
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: 44
Views: 5,226
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: 901
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: 4,699
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: 186
Views: 11,135
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: 4,193
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: 2,061
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: 1,898
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: 4,601
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: 1,898
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: 1,898
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: 3,317
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: 1,898
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: 1,961
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: 693
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: 693
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: 26
Views: 2,518
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: 1,531
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: 1,531
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: 1,214
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: 2,575
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: 3,763
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: 78
Views: 6,076
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: 3,028
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: 1,531
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: 4,248
Posted By kxl
Congrats Frank!

Congrats Frank!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
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: 3,985
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: 889
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: 6,551
Views: 548,299
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: 1,217
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: 664
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: 2,072
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: 2,072
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: 1,592
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: 1,531
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: 2,117
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: 2,117
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: 478
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: 773
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: 2,394
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: 3,413
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: 1,087
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: 2,755
Posted By kxl
Totally cool!

Totally cool!
Forum: Travel 11-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
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: 2,203
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: 2,203
Posted By kxl
LOL!!! You said it! :D

LOL!!! You said it! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
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: 2,402
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: 176
Views: 9,570
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: 1,232
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: 5,359
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: 1,232
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: 721
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: 3,549
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: 1,683
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: 34
Views: 2,543
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: 2,617
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: 922
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: 1,329
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: 3,305
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: 3,305
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: 3,305
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: 31
Views: 2,993
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: 43
Views: 2,938
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: 1,564
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: 2,359
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: 4,037
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: 1,063
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: 1,542
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: 16
Views: 861
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: 3,844
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: 1,240
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: 2,517
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: 1,483
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: 1,483
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: 1,483
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: 2,517
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: 1,483
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: 1,020
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: 62
Views: 5,594
Posted By kxl
Well played! :)

Well played! :)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-09-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 5,594
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: 2,799
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: 837
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: 12
Views: 994
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: 12
Views: 994
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: 2,149
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: 2,236
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: 1,872
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: 4,025
Posted By kxl
More time. More money.

More time. More money.
Forum: Sony A7 Series - All Models 10-03-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,495
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: 3,312
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: 161
Views: 27,646
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: 1,948
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: 3,312
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: 973
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: 1,705
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: 2,256
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: 1,179
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: 2,768
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: 3,424
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: 3,778
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: 3,778
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: 1,011
Posted By kxl
Exactly! Otherwise, it gets monotonous rather...

Exactly! Otherwise, it gets monotonous rather quickly.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,701
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: 3,778
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: 961
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...
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