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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By kid_a
I'll be honest, I thought this was a David Lynch...

I'll be honest, I thought this was a David Lynch thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,298
Posted By kid_a
bigger sensor = bigger dr

bigger sensor = bigger dr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 5,405
Posted By kid_a
Nikon...

Nikon S2:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3436656199_fdfe2dc199_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3436656485_48ccf36c95_o.jpg

Hasselblad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2009
Replies: 2,219
Views: 395,105
Posted By kid_a
24mm equiv 35mm length

24mm equiv 35mm length
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-23-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,663
Posted By kid_a
I am very confident that Nikon will "jump on this...

I am very confident that Nikon will "jump on this new format". Considering their new partnership with Fuji, their recent patent for a mirrorless camera, and a recent conversation with their rep.. to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,345
Posted By kid_a
I've been absolutely impressed by their grading...

I've been absolutely impressed by their grading scale, it's very conservative. BGN stuff is usually in perfectly fine shape.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2009
Replies: 2,219
Views: 395,105
Posted By kid_a
Craig, your photos make me miss India even more...

Craig,
your photos make me miss India even more than my own do. You did really well to capture the essence of such a dynamic country and culture,
cheers
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2009
Replies: 2,219
Views: 395,105
Posted By kid_a
I've always had the most fun shooting MF compared...

I've always had the most fun shooting MF compared to anything else.. right now I'm in the process of selling some Nikon primes, and a 3 lens blad kit to fund a Mamiya 7ii kit.

I've been kicking the...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 08-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By kid_a
This thread depresses me because I know how close...

This thread depresses me because I know how close winter is to us.. :(

I think it should be ok, you'll just have very short battery life.
Forum: 120 RF's 07-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By kid_a
Was it the 500 ELM that they had?

Was it the 500 ELM that they had?
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 07-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By kid_a
Iceland is my absolute number 1 place I need to...

Iceland is my absolute number 1 place I need to visit to photograph. Especially after seeing a dockumentary with Sigur Ros, my favorite band.. trailer can be found here, absolutely STUNNING.:
...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-21-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,254
Posted By kid_a
I find it very hard to swallow, an M8 being used...

I find it very hard to swallow, an M8 being used for HDR photography..
:(

Anyway, who cares if it actually brackets? Take a shot, adjust exposure up, take a shot, adjust exposure down... etc.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 07-07-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6,067
Posted By kid_a
Not strictly a rangefinder? I think "Not at all...

Not strictly a rangefinder?

I think "Not at all a rangefinder, in any way" is closer to the truth..
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 06-19-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 3,274
Posted By kid_a
They call me "Back Alley", I'm a master of...

They call me "Back Alley", I'm a master of exposing and flashing
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2009
Replies: 541
Views: 51,073
Posted By kid_a
hasselblad 500 with 50/4, 80/2.8, 150/4, 2 backs,...

hasselblad 500 with 50/4, 80/2.8, 150/4, 2 backs, polaroid back for $500.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2009
Replies: 200
Views: 139,987
Posted By kid_a
I'd agree with the threadstarter.. I drive an...

I'd agree with the threadstarter.. I drive an imported from India vintage Royal Enfield motorcycle, I wear original Rayban wayfarers (Though I do also have new ones because I wanted polarized...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-01-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 4,731
Posted By kid_a
I haven't read the thread, so excuse me if it's...

I haven't read the thread, so excuse me if it's been posted already.. But the Nikon rep told me months ago that the Nikon scanners were as good as discontinued. They will no longer build any more of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By kid_a
I think I am talking about that rotating part. I...

I think I am talking about that rotating part. I don't have the camera on me, I can make sure when I get home. Lately I've been ignoring it in favor of my Bessa.

Thanks for the help, I'll check...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By kid_a
It really seems like the rubbing is happening...

It really seems like the rubbing is happening right along the edge where the lens meets the body though. Like the edge of the lens is rubbing against the inside of the lens mount on the body.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By kid_a
Really? It really just seems like the lens,...

Really? It really just seems like the lens, because on the Nikon the entire lens turns for focussing.. and I can feel the little vibrations when it's making the noises, like it's just a bit worn...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By kid_a
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-E...

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-1200mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Here's a review of that exact lens. What a monster.

The wait time at order was 18 months, because it took...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By kid_a
What lubricant to use for the lens on my Nikon S2?

Hey all,

The 5cm f1,4 lens on my Nikon S2 rubs a bit when I turn it to focus. It's just the sound of metal on metal, slightly rubbing. Doesn't affect focus, but I'm sure it could be quieter and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-22-2009
Replies: 150
Views: 11,696
Posted By kid_a
No one's photos have ever affected me as much as...

No one's photos have ever affected me as much as Edward Burtynski. Incredible, haunting landscapes:

http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/

Also, hard not to be a fan of HCB.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By kid_a
Bronica ETR medium format can Nikon S2, as was...

Bronica ETR medium format can
Nikon S2, as was mentioned early can
....holga ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2009
Replies: 302
Views: 21,866
Posted By kid_a
nikon s2 bessa r2a hasselblad 500el/m nikon...

nikon s2
bessa r2a
hasselblad 500el/m
nikon d300
nikon d200
nikon d2h
nikon d70s
nikon d50
2x holga
rollei 35
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 8,312
Posted By kid_a
Very. Just to give an idea.. A little over a...

Very.
Just to give an idea.. A little over a month ago, I had never even SEEN a rangefinder camera. Since then, I've got:

Nikon S2
Nikkor 5cm 1,4
Voigtlander R2A
Voigtlander 50/1,5
Voigtlander...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By kid_a
You should just be able to adjust the levels or...

You should just be able to adjust the levels or histogram somewhere, no?

Just make sure there's no black or white slipping, you should get a decent, neutral scan.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-16-2009
Replies: 392
Views: 134,360
Posted By kid_a
Well, guss I'm part of the club too, ...

Well, guss I'm part of the club too,

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3446915592_91d241810c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3446915468_9f394672f3_o.jpg
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-13-2009
Replies: 1,687
Views: 150,931
Posted By kid_a
Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans,...

Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, Expanded Edition
At Work by Annie Liebowitz
Quarries by Edward Burtinsky
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2009
Replies: 249
Views: 27,625
Posted By kid_a
Nokton 50/1,5 25/4 LTM

Nokton 50/1,5
25/4 LTM
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By kid_a
I've carried a Hassleblad 500EL/M, so not only...

I've carried a Hassleblad 500EL/M, so not only the SIZE of a blad.. and NOISE of the blad shutter, but also the sound of the motor drive! :rolleyes:
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-10-2009
Replies: 306
Views: 61,914
Posted By kid_a
Stephen, I just went through the order process to...

Stephen, I just went through the order process to grab myself a BBB, and realized that PayPal is the only way to pay.. Is it possible to pay with credit card, but not with PayPal? I'm not a PayPal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By kid_a
It's too bad Don's Photo shut down in Calgary,...

It's too bad Don's Photo shut down in Calgary, their lab is awesome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By kid_a
I've only had excellent experiences with Vistek. ...

I've only had excellent experiences with Vistek. I'd consider them my favorite place to shop at.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By kid_a
Wish my S2 was that quiet.

Wish my S2 was that quiet.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 04-08-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By kid_a
Can you scan the pages? Or post a link? I find...

Can you scan the pages? Or post a link?

I find this HIGHLY unlikely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
I'm a wide guy, and as far as I know, the only...

I'm a wide guy, and as far as I know, the only single difference between the two cameras is the R2 has 1:1 vf while the R2 has 0.7

They're the same price :cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
So if I've found an R2A with Nokton 50 1.5 for...

So if I've found an R2A with Nokton 50 1.5 for $470, I could sell the Nokton, buy the 40, and have money left for film ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Aaaaand of course because of this thread I get an...

Aaaaand of course because of this thread I get an offer for an R2A with Nokton 50mm f1.5 for $470 shipped!

That's lookin like the deal of they day, no?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
haha.. work full time (and then some) and spend...

haha.. work full time (and then some) and spend 95% of my money on photo stuff.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Not quite. I'm leaning towards the Heliar kit...

Not quite. I'm leaning towards the Heliar kit though.

Am I offside in thinking I can get $800 USD for the kit if I decide I don't like it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Too expensive. I want to keep the combo under...

Too expensive. I want to keep the combo under $900 USD, shipped, at my door, ready to shoot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
15MP on a sensor the size of my fingernail? No...

15MP on a sensor the size of my fingernail? No thanks!

I have about $15,000 in digital equipment that I've basically ignored since getting the S2, I don't think a point n shoot would change that ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Lets forget about the Nikon. I've convinced...

Lets forget about the Nikon. I've convinced myself that the M system is where I should be, and I don't need more options confusing my head! haha :)

The S2 has a 1:1 viewfinder, which is great for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Well, I can get the R2A from the guy for $450USD....

Well, I can get the R2A from the guy for $450USD. I could pair it with a 28 or a 35.. something fast. I guess eventually I'll want a wider and a 50, so I think I'll stick to buying a kit, just to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
I'm very happy with its performance, but not...

I'm very happy with its performance, but not happy with the availability of accessories and lenses. I got it for a good deal too so I won't lose anything by selling.

Also, I figure if I don't like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
I'll be selling the S2 right when I get the new...

I'll be selling the S2 right when I get the new camera, so I won't have multiple 50's. I'm nto a huge fan of 50mm to be honest, but the deals are there ;) And it's MUCH MUCH easier to find a wider...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
I do not either, does it make a difference...

I do not either, does it make a difference shooting?

The way I see it is this: If you are responsible with batteries, always having spares and whatnot, it makes no real difference. You won't run...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By kid_a
Help me decide! Down to 2 cameras

Hey all, so I bought my first rangefinder about a month ago. It's a beautiful Nikon S2 with an excellent 5cm f1,4 lens. Great condition, a dream to use. I've completely fallen in love with the...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 5,393
Posted By kid_a
I learned the value of packing light this...

I learned the value of packing light this summer..

I spent 2 months in India and took:

Nikon D300
Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR
Nikon 85mm 1.8
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Sigma 30mm 1.4
Sigma 10-20
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