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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By kxl
Thanks Lynn. Only partly useful IMO. Would've...

Thanks Lynn. Only partly useful IMO. Would've been nice if he added third party lenses and as well as announced but yet to be released lenses.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Days Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
I've a got a few extra cards. I'll mail one in...

I've a got a few extra cards. I'll mail one in the next few days.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Days Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
I don't think he signed up for Rff-6 in time,but...

I don't think he signed up for Rff-6 in time,but wanted to join after the deadline. I don't mind sending one if we can get jus address.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Days Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
Yup........

Yup........
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Days Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
On 4/17, I sent an email to all participants, and...

On 4/17, I sent an email to all participants, and included an attached MS Word label template named 'RFF Postcards 6.docx' The one that I sent is accurate.

I'm inferring that Raid must have...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By kxl
That's actually the review that I had read before...

That's actually the review that I had read before starting the thread -- words like good, okay, decent made me infer that it was a 'good enough' performer, especially at f4 to f5.6 where I would...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By kxl
Any early adopters of the Sony 28/2.0 FE?

Your initial impression? The good--the bad--the ugly??

While the announced Zeiss 25mm/2.0 Batis (July release) is tempting, I'm not sure that price ($1250?) is worth it for me, while the Sony 28/2.0...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,917
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v144/p271947176-5.jpg

http://www.leonin.net/img/s6/v144/p271947176-5.jpg
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By kxl
Thanks Dave - I have to say--this has been one of...

Thanks Dave - I have to say--this has been one of the best thread topics here at RFF in a long time. Thank YOU for that.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By kxl
My story... I was born and raised in the...

My story... I was born and raised in the Philippines, but immigrated to the US when I was 16. I'm now in my early 50's, and for the past few years, I've been feeling nostalgic about my youth and have...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By kxl
Merchant services, as an example... uploading a...

Merchant services, as an example... uploading a company logo and/or other images for use in a Paypal express check-out page.

The headline in the OP is an exaggeration--meant to grab attention....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,118
Posted By kxl
I will always have a special connection with the...

I will always have a special connection with the K1000, my first ever camera at age 17. It's what got me into photography, which I've been enjoying now for over 30 years.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By kxl
Yup... shooting "G" type lenses on B&W film is...

Yup... shooting "G" type lenses on B&W film is the primary reason I had picked up an F100 a few months ago (after stupidly selling one a few years back).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By kxl
I have owned a few Sigma lenses (for the Nikon F...

I have owned a few Sigma lenses (for the Nikon F mount) in the past and a lot of them were hit or miss. It would sometimes take 3 different samples before I got one that was problem-free. This...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,114
Posted By kxl
I hate to bring up the 'C' word (character), but...

I hate to bring up the 'C' word (character), but there are some fast lenses that are meant to be used wide open to bring out what makes that lens special, even if it requires using an ND filter on...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,237
Posted By kxl
I just came back from a trip where I brought my...

I just came back from a trip where I brought my laptop, partly for photo storage but primarily to stay connected while on our trip. And I'm glad I did, because something came up (non-photo related)...
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By kxl
Thanks Raid - I debated between the two but opted...

Thanks Raid - I debated between the two but opted for the 6-plus for the larger screen (emails).



I'm headed to a conference down in San Diego in a few weeks and thinking of bringing no other...
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,666
Posted By kxl
Just got an iPhone 6 plus a few days ago and...

Just got an iPhone 6 plus a few days ago and haven;t yet used the camera. I'll have to take it out for a spin.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
My local printer just sent me an email to tell me...

My local printer just sent me an email to tell me that my postcards are ready for pickup. So, I'm mailing mine sometime this week.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,521
Posted By kxl
I've been meaning to get back to enjoying...

I've been meaning to get back to enjoying backyard birdies. I live close to a state park, so I get a few interesting birds every now and then, such as a Cooper's Hawk and road runners. I used to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 970
Posted By kxl
Too many cameras and lenses to mention here, but...

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

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

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

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

- CV 90/3.5 or...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By kxl
I was reading about them on dpreview. I'll have...

I was reading about them on dpreview. I'll have to put off purchasing the Sony FE 28/2.0 and see how early adopters like the 25/2.0 -- I'm in no hurry and the wider 25mm lens is appealing.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By kxl
From Moo...

From Moo support:


https://support.moo.com/hc/en-us/sections/200570960
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-17-2015
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
Just emailed the Avery 5160 template (MS Word)...

Just emailed the Avery 5160 template (MS Word) with addresses to all RFF Postcard #6 participants.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By kxl
I had one a long time ago. Sold it after I got an...

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

With bargain basement prices for most film SLR's, why not just...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By kxl
I have a Porta-Trace ight box...

I have a Porta-Trace ight box (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/117090-REG/Porta_Trace_Gagne_1012_2C_10_x_12_Light.html), primarily for viewing slides and negatives, and for that purpose, it...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 7,710
Posted By kxl
If you can deal with the high heat and humidity,...

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

English is just about universally spoken (hence the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 3,811
Posted By kxl
While I do not disagree, creating a new pro line...

While I do not disagree, creating a new pro line requires enough differentiation from Canikon to wean away pro shooters, and implementing a production infrastructure for the new products. I doubt...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 3,811
Posted By kxl
From a B-school perspective: 1. It's all about...

From a B-school perspective:

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

2. Who is the customer for that brand?

3. What is the desired customer experience?

4. What...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By kxl
Just an fyi those who are only now hearing about...

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

"I should also point out that there is a slight decrease in corner resolution with the modified camera...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I've been told that I was extremely...

Thanks. I've been told that I was extremely fortunate to actually see Mt. Fuji on my first visit. In a way, you are right in that a year from now, this same image should evoke the same emotions from...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By kxl
For me... I agree with this 100%. I consider the...

For me... I agree with this 100%. I consider the attached a WOW image because it reminds me of how much I'm enjoying my visit to Japan (still here, leaving tomorrow morning). A year from now?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-02-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By kxl
Nice shots Jon. Sorry we missed each other at...

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

@ Senso-ji Temple -...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2015
Replies: 25
Poll: Listed AS IS
Views: 1,485
Posted By kxl
I once bought a perfectly MINT Nikon F3HP that...

I once bought a perfectly MINT Nikon F3HP that was being sold 'AS-IS' because the seller said he couldn't guarantee I'd still be able to buy film. :D I think he bought it from an estate sale. In...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-16-2015
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
To clarify, the allowed US size for a postcard is...

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

Since you are shipping from Japan, you may want to check JP Post's...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By kxl
Sweet! I plan on ordering one from B&H when it...

Sweet! I plan on ordering one from B&H when it becomes available. Post some images.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-13-2015
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
Sure. I'm all for it. In the past, we have sent...

Sure. I'm all for it. In the past, we have sent postcards to those who were not 'officially' in the project. I, for one, am willing to send postcards to those who may not be in a position to send one...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-12-2015
Replies: 239
Views: 7,360
Posted By kxl
USPS Guidelines for postcard pricing. Not sure...

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

Rectangular. At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick. No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kxl
Thanks Jon - that's somewhat surprising. -Keith

Thanks Jon - that's somewhat surprising.

-Keith
Forum: Travel 03-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 873
Posted By kxl
Documentarian as well, which sounds about...

Documentarian as well, which sounds about right... I think a lot of RFF regulars would be categorized by this quiz as documentarians.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kxl
Thanks. Anyone know when it might become...

Thanks. Anyone know when it might become available in Japan? I'm traveling in a couple of weeks and if this lens becomes available in Japan by the end of this month, it would be nice to give it a...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By kxl
Availability of Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA?

Sorry if it's been asked and answered, but does anyone know the approximate availability date for this lens? In the US? in Japan?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By kxl
I shoot B&W film primarily because of the first...

I shoot B&W film primarily because of the first half of workflow -- the feel of an RF in my hand, composing and shooting with an RF and seeing the reversed images on the strip when I first pull it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,882
Posted By kxl
Sony 16-50mm. Not an 18-55mm but a kit lens just...

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

http://www.leonin.net/img/s5/v120/p911646845-4.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By kxl
You obviously haven't been to the Sunset Strip on...

You obviously haven't been to the Sunset Strip on a Friday or Saturday night. ;)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By kxl
After considering location, consider time of...

After considering location, consider time of night -- do you plan to shoot at 7pm or midnight? The former is probably more acceptable to the general public. But location does come first.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By kxl
A Sigma ART lens for the FE mount? Sign me up!

A Sigma ART lens for the FE mount? Sign me up!
Forum: Travel 03-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,600
Posted By kxl
If you are interested in seeing battlefield...

If you are interested in seeing battlefield remnants, go to this site. (http://www.battlefieldsww2.com/Battlefields_-_Remnants_from_second_world_war_in_Europe.html)
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 2,481
Posted By kxl
Five basic elements of a story: Plot, Character,...

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

I can see how a single image can depict the latter 4 elements, but plot?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 2,778
Posted By kxl
Regarding the group photo, I agree with the...

Regarding the group photo, I agree with the others that it it quite bland since it lacks a strong 'focus.' I am posting one of my photos that ***IMHO*** illustrates a group photo with a singular...
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