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Forum: 120 RF Folders 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By f16sunshine
Oh man you are lucky I have a 3 and have always...

Oh man you are lucky
I have a 3 and have always wanted a 4. It's dificult to find especially in North America.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,033
Posted By f16sunshine
I still use DSLR's especially for...

I still use DSLR's especially for Portraits.

Consider closely the lenses that you would most like to use.
Then consider which focus method you would most likely use those lenses with.
If shot tele...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By f16sunshine
I like what I consider to be "grain level"...

I like what I consider to be "grain level" scanning. The Nikons are capable of this. Anything else below them is not (drums are of course but lets talk about consumer things).
Unfortunately I let my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,656
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes and Yes ! I notice some of the rubber letting...

Yes and Yes !
I notice some of the rubber letting go from my older gripper straps.
The Voigtlander canvas ones don't have the grip. I may stay with those from now on.
Those rubber bits are making a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 3 Days Ago
Replies: 376
Views: 84,556
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^^ That is beautiful! I found this one today....

^^^^ That is beautiful!

I found this one today. It's been a while since i posted here.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=1099
rick...Thejazzguy...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By f16sunshine
You will be happier with the 1600 jpegs out of...

You will be happier with the 1600 jpegs out of your RD1x.

The M8 is a kick ass little camera but not at all for low light from my experience.
I had a pair running during my biggest year for...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By f16sunshine
I suppose it's a testament to the natural dyes...

I suppose it's a testament to the natural dyes they use for the fabric.
I have a leather brixton that is a couple years old. It arrived looking like it had 5 years of wear.
The leather is clearly pre...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Joe Thanks for posting and starting an image...

Hi Joe
Thanks for posting and starting an image thread for this lens.

Post some more !
These images don't seperate the f1.4/16mm from the 16mm end of the zoom lens.
I suppose that's to be expected...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By f16sunshine
I saw an Xpro one with 3 batteries and high end...

I saw an Xpro one with 3 batteries and high end grip sell for $300 on Another forum this week.
You 500GBP will go a long way in the used market.

For both 18 & 35mm I like the optical finder in the...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,708
Posted By f16sunshine
They will side with you sure. But they will not...

They will side with you sure.
But they will not help you if the buyer returns a damaged item or even an empty box or pile of garbage.
As soon as the tracking shows the buyer returned the item,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 710
Views: 98,518
Posted By f16sunshine
Excellent Images here!

Excellent Images here!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By f16sunshine
Don't forget toddlers toys. Maybe I should be...

Don't forget toddlers toys.
Maybe I should be collecting them, I've given up 3 of my early digital Nikons to toy boxes.
Remember the Nikon SQ?
I bought one to live on the tour boat years ago.
It was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By f16sunshine
I only ever write on the back of prints. Some may...

I only ever write on the back of prints.
Some may find it pretentious to sign the front.
My reason is simply... I don't want to have any distractions.
Think of this way. When you gift a book to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By f16sunshine
1 thing to think about gear wise. It's often...

1 thing to think about gear wise.

It's often crowded and close so, a 50 on the M8 may as well be a 135 unless you are shooting Portraits. Still a good choice as there will be many characters to meet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,083
Posted By f16sunshine
Excellent ide Sam! Kudos :)

Excellent ide Sam! Kudos :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By f16sunshine
Your body may end up that way too if you meet the...

Your body may end up that way too if you meet the wrong people.
Have fun but ... "keep your socks pulled up". :p
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By f16sunshine
He's a handsome fellow Kieth. Good man you are...

He's a handsome fellow Kieth.
Good man you are for saving him.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By f16sunshine
Hickory

He just showed up one day. :p

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/452/19744816749_e430484ccb_b.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By f16sunshine
There is a second hand Xpro1 on Fujiforum for...

There is a second hand Xpro1 on Fujiforum for $300 right now. I see no reason not to buy it other than I have one.

My how that amazing camera has lost it's value. It's a shame really and fuji is to...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Dick These look promising. How is the lens on...

Hi Dick

These look promising. How is the lens on the Xpro1 ?
I'm curious about the focus smoothness and action.
Is it loud and searching like the 35 or super smooth and silent like the 18-55 zoom...
Forum: Leica Q 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice job. These are so popular... why are thumb...

Nice job.

These are so popular... why are thumb grips not a part of the oroginal design of these little cameras?
It should be integrated into the body as part of the overall grip.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,283
Posted By f16sunshine
Ahhh... a face only a hammer could love. Your...

Ahhh... a face only a hammer could love.

Your question asks can you make a good photo from this subject.
That answer is yes.
If you meant can you make a good photo from this particular capture,......
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By f16sunshine
That adjustment is extremely fiddly. Go very,...

That adjustment is extremely fiddly.
Go very, very, very slow. (no coffee that morning go to workbench after yoga :p ).
After struggling with one and making it much worse before finally getting it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By f16sunshine
Beautifully composed portrait Erik. As mentioned,...

Beautifully composed portrait Erik. As mentioned, the circular shapes are very pleasing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 7,686
Posted By f16sunshine
Edison Washington. Crown Graphic. f4.7/135mm...

Edison Washington. Crown Graphic. f4.7/135mm Optar.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6572984343_0bfe3ea17a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/b1Qgfg)Tombuktu (https://flic.kr/p/b1Qgfg) by Adnan...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,126
Posted By f16sunshine
It's these types of stories that are real head...

It's these types of stories that are real head shakers.
How do they refurbish but not refurbish?
New cameras that don't pass final inspection but somehow... Passes final inspection????
What Are...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,458
Posted By f16sunshine
Woah.... Did you get a blood transfusion from...

Woah.... Did you get a blood transfusion from Joe?

:p

I like fuji gear also.
Got an XA1 that will likely go to Mom or the Miss.
It's all wonderfully inexpensive, excellent IQ, and fun to use.
My...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,126
Posted By f16sunshine
Actually Money back is a good idea. Get a Nokton...

Actually Money back is a good idea.
Get a Nokton 1.5/50mm and take yourself for a short visit to Cuba with the change :)

Again, I'm not joking. The nokton is that good and, a trip to some foreign...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,126
Posted By f16sunshine
You need to get the Leica sales rep for your...

You need to get the Leica sales rep for your region.
Tell him calmly what is going on.
Request that he uses his vast weight to move Leica into action.
Insist that he gets you a replacement lens.
Let...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By f16sunshine
It can be for a variety of reasons. That's why...

It can be for a variety of reasons. That's why same models have different prices.
One miggt be a demo another a customer upgrade trade.
My understanding is they go through and bring the camera to...
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,850
Posted By f16sunshine
The GR has definitely changes how I use a wide...

The GR has definitely changes how I use a wide angle and that 28mm pov in particular.
I never thought composing in an lcd would be so useful.
I think it's the size too .... So compact and...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By f16sunshine
Why is that? Embarrass easily ?

Why is that? Embarrass easily ?
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,979
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes ,.. f4/50mm for 135 for head and shoulders....

Yes ,.. f4/50mm for 135 for head and shoulders.
F5.6) 80mm on rolleiflex

I prefer just the plane of the face fully in focus for portraits. Not much less or more either.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By f16sunshine
Insurance and photographers

Do you insure your gear for your photo biz?
Please share some details and any experiences with resolving claims.

Company you go with.
Premium/Limits/Deductable. etc..


Trying to create an aggragate...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By f16sunshine
Adore the lens ehe? ;)

Adore the lens ehe?

;)
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,979
Posted By f16sunshine
Although that is true, like with other things...

Although that is true, like with other things that emerge from obscurity into popular use,.... the more general use of the word bokeh now refers to out of focus blur.
Less often it refers to the...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,979
Posted By f16sunshine
I love it. Very useful. I don't understand the...

I love it. Very useful. I don't understand the backlash. Overused by some who photograph nothing. Used purposefully and to great effect by most when the moment calls. It's a great tool DOF control.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By f16sunshine
Awesome sight Will! Thank you for posting :)

Awesome sight Will!
Thank you for posting :)
Forum: Leica Q 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,850
Posted By f16sunshine
I don't use Leica lenses. The point about the...

I don't use Leica lenses. The point about the value of the lens is lost on me.
A Zeiss or CV lens does what I need it to do.
Although I have owned several Leica lenses I just don't see the point...
Forum: Leica Q 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,850
Posted By f16sunshine
Well Dave you pretty much just said it. I would...

Well Dave you pretty much just said it. I would envy guys also. Until two years later when I bought their cameras for $1500 (fingers crossed). ;)
Forum: Leica Q 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,850
Posted By f16sunshine
I agree on the optical finder. If Leica was to...

I agree on the optical finder.
If Leica was to build a range of fixed lens RF cameras it could be all the rage!.
Imagine a fixed lens f1.4 40mm or f2 50mm with a leaf shutter and RF focus in front...
Forum: Leica Q 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,850
Posted By f16sunshine
Personally I like a fixed lens camera. I will...

Personally I like a fixed lens camera. I will take a leaf shutter and sealed system any day over an ILC.
I rarely change lenses in the field (like never).

If budget was no issue, and, Leica (or fuji...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By f16sunshine
They don't The RF base is too long and as can be...

They don't
The RF base is too long and as can be seen in PF's image above, they block the RF window area of the M cameras.
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By f16sunshine
How about that ! :D I had never tried to be...

How about that ! :D

I had never tried to be honest.
It's a quality bit of glass and focus was always accurate for me (framing needed a bit of chimping "film" for the rd1 was cheap so no biggy).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By f16sunshine
I just sold over 300 rolls of acros because it...

I just sold over 300 rolls of acros because it was expired or expiring soon ($3-$3.50 per roll like a fool!).
When I saw that cut I just about lost it :p
Love the across... I hope they never give up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By f16sunshine
The notice is confusing. Does it look like acros...

The notice is confusing. Does it look like acros is being cut.... Price cut?
I'm looking on my mobile.
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By f16sunshine
The x100 is my favorite digital camera. I don't...

The x100 is my favorite digital camera. I don't even have the T like you do.
Mine is the lowly original. It's as fun as digital gets ! :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 917
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes that is the problem. The reason I posted the...

Yes that is the problem.

The reason I posted the image I did is to show what an image looks like if it has no post.
The Image posted shows no difference from the original on my monitor after being...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By f16sunshine
It may do what you want it to although your x100...

It may do what you want it to although your x100 with the evf for composing will be more accurate.

I owned a Canon 50mm f1.9 with the auto up. It worked great on the RD1 as the windows all lined...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 917
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Jamie This image is from my x100. It was a...

Hi Jamie

This image is from my x100. It was a jpeg auto synced from an eyefi card.
Sharpening in camera set to normal, Jpeg fine, f4. No adjustments etc...
Follow the link back and look at the full...
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