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Forum: Large Format RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,049
Posted By noci
the lens question also depends on what film...

the lens question also depends on what film formats you want to shoot.... a 90 LF on 6x9 feels like a 40 - 50 mm on 35mm.. use the smaller Fuji instant film and it gets more wide, like a 35.. I...
Forum: Off Topic 06-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By noci
you should do architecture. if taken seriously,...

you should do architecture. if taken seriously, it will demand everything from you in an artistic and scientific way.. later you can decide not to practice it and know more about artistic process...
Forum: Off Topic 05-31-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By noci
ebay alternative for Antiques (Curta..)?

hi,

after much thought I decided to sell an antique Curta to finance some LF gear.. but ebay kind of seems risky- I don't know why I have that feeling, perhaps because of their unprofessional &...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 10-31-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By noci
yea the screw can be a bit hard to turn in the...

yea the screw can be a bit hard to turn in the first place, but once you overcome that initial resistance it should move just fine. you need the proper kind of itsy bitsy screwdriver, so that way you...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 10-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By noci
I have a 531/16 with a opton tessar.. on a recent...

I have a 531/16 with a opton tessar.. on a recent trip I believe the rangefinder went out of calibration - focusing the lens to infinity and pointing it at the ocean, the horizon's ghost image isn't...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-20-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By noci
that last batch of examples is really good, wow....

that last batch of examples is really good, wow. considering what I have now, the v700 would probably be a good choice, it's beginning to dawn on me - thanks to the lively discussion. in terms of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By noci
nope, I can't provide a link to that from the top...

nope, I can't provide a link to that from the top of my head, so I'd have to do some digging as to where that preconception of mine comes from.

as for vuescan, I am under the impression that you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By noci
v700 for 35 & 120?

well, so I've got plenty of 120 slides waiting to be scanned (that is, waiting for me to make up my mind in terms of which scanner to get..) - and I've been pondering that question for a while....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By noci
and what if I don't have a desk?

and what if I don't have a desk?
Forum: Canon RF 09-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By noci
kind of silly of them to ironically diss a 50...

kind of silly of them to ironically diss a 50 year old lens, imho.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,554
Posted By noci
and here's some highlights from the product...

and here's some highlights from the product description, to make the idea of retrofitting the thing even more entertaining:

Body material • Plastic
Focus modes [...] • Face Detection...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 09-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,554
Posted By noci
I'd actually like the red one. oops, now that...

I'd actually like the red one. oops, now that I've admitted it, I'm embarassed.
but how interestingly weird would that ugly hunk of plastic look with a 1.5 Summarit on it? priceless!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-15-2008
Replies: 187
Views: 19,425
Posted By noci
hurm... digital 4/3rds crap-o-noise sensor or...

hurm... digital 4/3rds crap-o-noise sensor or not, "plasticky" body or not, crop issues galore.. but in the end, isn't there an obvious argument that is exciting? :

THIS MIGHT BE a reasonably cheap...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 07-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By noci
thank you for your advice, I'll follow the leads...

thank you for your advice, I'll follow the leads you pointed out and will post back here once I know what's up!

x
M
Forum: 120 RF Folders 07-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By noci
yes, I believe it to be collimated properly......

yes, I believe it to be collimated properly... hurm, perhaps I'm the problem after all--- *introspects*. without me, the camera would never have to focus. perhaps it's trying to tell me that.

m
Forum: 120 RF Folders 07-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By noci
Super Ikonta III focus shift?

dear friends,

doing a lot of almost-low-light work with my ZISI III, I often seem to get some noticeable focus shift at f3.5.. or perhaps it's just my technique? I doubt it, though, as I can focus...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 07-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By noci
looks like the case wouldn't fit my ZISI---...

looks like the case wouldn't fit my ZISI--- :mad:
thanks for the pictures!

all the best,

M
Forum: 120 RF Folders 06-16-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By noci
pics would be nice, always could use a spare for...

pics would be nice, always could use a spare for my zisi...
Forum: Canon RF 05-15-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
yep no prob., let's meet next week for coffee or...

yep no prob., let's meet next week for coffee or so & look at our 1.2 results at a later date!
Forum: Canon RF 05-15-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
so, been shooting more with it, recently, and am...

so, been shooting more with it, recently, and am really glad I didn't give this lens away- thanks for the sound advice, guys! .. pictures coming up, really incredible ....

Max
Forum: Canon RF 04-26-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
ah no, you must have misread my initial post, as...

ah no, you must have misread my initial post, as there I was placing the 1.2 as actually not differentiated enough against the other lenses I have- if I was looking for formal qualities I'd use a 35...
Forum: Canon RF 04-26-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
I agree with dex on many counts.. like him, I am...

I agree with dex on many counts.. like him, I am interested in the rendition of images that vintage lenses produce. I have enough modern glass, too, so the original thinking about swapping the 1.2...
Forum: Canon RF 04-25-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
I thought the 1.4 is a Gauss design or something...

I thought the 1.4 is a Gauss design or something like that..
Forum: Canon RF 04-25-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
ahh, that sounds good. and also looking forward...

ahh, that sounds good. and also looking forward to see those Kiev shots.... ;)
Forum: Canon RF 04-25-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
well, as long as it has the Canon 3d-effect along...

well, as long as it has the Canon 3d-effect along with the Canon Glow (tm), what can possibly go wrong? ;)

ok folks, you convinced me.. keeping the 1.2 & should look to buy the Sonnar independently...
Forum: Canon RF 04-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
oh and lapto, about the availability of things.....

oh and lapto, about the availability of things.. why don't you pm me... but after all that was said here it seems like I'm keeping the 1.2 for now.
Forum: Canon RF 04-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
hmm, I already have the Nikkor 1.4, as well as a...

hmm, I already have the Nikkor 1.4, as well as a Summarit 50 1.5 ... :)
those are the two lenses I meant by the 1.2 somewhat falling inbetween, which at this point isn't really backed up by more...
Forum: Canon RF 04-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By noci
just in theory - trading 1.2 for 1.5?

hey folks,

been thinking a while about posting an ad to RFF on wanting to trade my (near mint) 50 1.2 for a good 50 1.5 sonnar clone, as I really think that the 1.2 is in its performance sort of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-01-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 1,436
Posted By noci
the old canon 85 2.0 serenar could help you out....

the old canon 85 2.0 serenar could help you out. a lot softer!
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 02-25-2008
Replies: 159
Views: 16,652
Posted By noci
the oof area from those initial wide open shots...

the oof area from those initial wide open shots looks quite similar to what a 1.5 summarit delivers... paired with the sharpness of the 1.4 nikkor, which imho has a more twirly bokeh. really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By noci
your summarit looks way better than mine, and it...

your summarit looks way better than mine, and it takes neat pictures. so no worries... wanna trade? ;)
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 01-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By noci
the framelines on the r3a probably won't cut it...

the framelines on the r3a probably won't cut it for you if you're a 35mm guy- if ultra-precise composition is what you're aiming for. shooting with both eyes open is what makes the r3a very...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 01-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By noci
You don't rewind but take out the film including...

You don't rewind but take out the film including the pickup spool, if I don't mistake your camera for something it isn't. You then switch the empty spool to the pickup position and voilą! ready for a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-07-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By noci
so it seems indeed a true fact of...

so it seems indeed a true fact of "slowness".
nope can't do that with 35mm, but in my work stopping down is an alien concept, anyways :)

(ok, not with my MF folder... you got me... erm=)

m
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-07-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By noci
"slow" MF lenses?

recently had a discussion with a friend about the numeral "slowness" of MF lenses that many times show a max. aperture of 2.8 or so. it was always my impression that this does, in fact, directly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By noci
by the way, does anyone know what kind of cap...

by the way, does anyone know what kind of cap will fit on a summarit?
the filter diameter is a 41, so I guess a 41mm snap-on cap would work (?) - not sure about the diameter for a slip-on cap,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 12-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,707
Posted By noci
does it include information on which lenses were...

does it include information on which lenses were manufactured with leica screw mounts?
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 12-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By noci
It's art regardless of whether someone other but...

It's art regardless of whether someone other but the artist sees it or not.. art is there to act out an obsession; it satisfies an internal need - or at least it should. I think that last point is...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-15-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By noci
ah, thanks for the warning. so that's a possible...

ah, thanks for the warning. so that's a possible reason why on some irises you might find oil. interesting. yet that microtools outfit also sells shutter blade oil. don't want any on the inside of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By noci
why don't you just contact the physics department...

why don't you just contact the physics department at your local university and ask whether you could have it tested. most assistant profs would gladly help you out just like that, I would assume.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-15-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By noci
I have some light sewing machine oil here.....

I have some light sewing machine oil here.. tempted to just put a drop on the screw mount... is there a way for it to penetrate inside of the barrel, or is that unlikely? .. hmm hmm...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By noci
cool, so I wouldn't even have to take it apart....

cool, so I wouldn't even have to take it apart. that's what would have scared me..

thank you for the instructions! that's very kind.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By noci
sounds good, thanks... hmm, DIY is always...

sounds good, thanks... hmm, DIY is always tempting- are there instructions for that somewhere?
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By noci
relubricating a summarit - *lol* what a headline

seriously, just had to laugh at the vocabulary I used in the title.. :D

..but back on topic: bought a pretty good looking "user" summarit (no haze!! :eek: just scratched dusty etc. :eek: but who...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By noci
hmm, seems a tad unsharp to me. then again, I've...

hmm, seems a tad unsharp to me. then again, I've never scanned MF negs, and it's the print that counts.. so.. :)
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 12-07-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By noci
weird enough I feel that in winter I tend to...

weird enough I feel that in winter I tend to produce works that really satisfy me.. and if the weather is really too bad to go out, I finally have time to go through those summer rolls not yet...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-24-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 7,591
Posted By noci
precisely, there is a moment of referral. we make...

precisely, there is a moment of referral. we make the same point, and I do understand now where your decision not to differentiate originates. there is a longing not to, of sorts. some might venture...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 7,591
Posted By noci
In this paragraph you muddle the waters between...

In this paragraph you muddle the waters between linguistics and semiology. the former being a branch of the latter does not automatically encapsulate anything semiotic in the linguistic. In fact, an...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 7,591
Posted By noci
ah! unknowingly guided by this confusion you will...

ah! unknowingly guided by this confusion you will soon create your best works ever :D
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 7,591
Posted By noci
I don't know what you mean by "authentic" at all....

I don't know what you mean by "authentic" at all. whether your first statement works or not hinges on what you yourself define as authentic, and It'd be a legit strategy to limit yourself to proving...
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