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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 622
Posted By kxl
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Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By kxl
Helen, you MUST try it. I'll make you a promise....

Helen, you MUST try it. I'll make you a promise. Next time I'm in the City I'll let you take the ZI out for a spin. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By kxl
Exactly. It has less to do with photography than...

Exactly. It has less to do with photography than it does with how the brain perceives color and how that perception is different from person to person. Regardless of how it was exposed or...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 483
Posted By kxl
I bought a brand new one about a year or so after...

I bought a brand new one about a year or so after they came out and it's still going strong. I traded for a second body a couple of years after the first one. Traded that second body for DSLR gear a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By kxl
Optech (link below) and Zing make Neoprene...

Optech (link below) and Zing make Neoprene pouches. The large Zing fits my D800e and prime lens....
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - While I've had the same thoughts as...

Hi Raid - While I've had the same thoughts as you, I cam to a very different conclusion.

I'm a big fan of manual focus (ZI, FM2N, M-glass on my A7R), not just for the images (when I get it right)...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By kxl
I'm in again...

I'm in again...
Forum: Travel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By kxl
5 days and 2 small kids? Go someplace familiar...

5 days and 2 small kids? Go someplace familiar and not too far, which in your case would be Istanbul.

When you have significantly more time and can leave the kids with your parents or in-laws, then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By kxl
The ZM Zeiss 85/2.0 Sonnar would be perfect, but...

The ZM Zeiss 85/2.0 Sonnar would be perfect, but it's NOT around $1k or so.

Longer than 50mm, my two affordable lenses are the CV 90/3.5 APO Lanthar and the Nikon 105/2.5.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,779
Posted By kxl
Don't know about funny... but maybe mildly...

Don't know about funny... but maybe mildly amusing :)

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Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By kxl
Nice thread and nice photos... I wish I had...

Nice thread and nice photos... I wish I had something to contribute.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By kxl
Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" and other...

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" and other photos from the FSA project.

Just about any image by Sebastiao Salgado.
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,326
Posted By kxl
Great concept, but change the form factor to look...

Great concept, but change the form factor to look like the typical interchangeable lens RF's.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 3,350
Posted By kxl
I always hesitate to provide input into these...

I always hesitate to provide input into these types of threads because it usually turns into a pointless debate, but here goes... No hate, just honest opinion. The things that work for you are the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 3,350
Posted By kxl
Except for the statement that I highlighted (in...

Except for the statement that I highlighted (in my own well-meaning way), I agree.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 401
Views: 10,470
Posted By kxl
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http://www.leonin.net/img/s3/v45/p645129177-4.jpg

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Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By kxl
When I had my NEX6, I primarily used the 16-50mm,...

When I had my NEX6, I primarily used the 16-50mm, followed by the 10-18 and the Sigma 19mm and 30mm. At one time, you could get a bundle that included both lenses for a total of $200.

I have since...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,466
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v179/p941136317-5.jp...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s12/v179/p941136317-5.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 208
Views: 4,535
Posted By kxl
Somebody once said that there are only 7 basic...

Somebody once said that there are only 7 basic stories in fiction. And yet there have been millions and millions of stories ever written. The same is true in photography.

I shoot what I want to...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By kxl
Google Earth Pro... FOR FREE

The Pro version used to cost $399 per year. Now it's free. :D

Incredibly timely for my upcoming trip.

http://www.cnet.com/news/get-google-earth-pro-for-free/
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By kxl
Nice shots Mark. It's been years since since my...

Nice shots Mark. It's been years since since my last visit to Joshua Tree. I should get my butt out there; it's less than a two hour drive from home.
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By kxl
Happy birthday Maggie! I've enjoyed your insights...

Happy birthday Maggie! I've enjoyed your insights and photos here on RFF.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 2,356
Posted By kxl
One more... At...

One more... At Ephesus

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By kxl
One 8x12 per page opposite a page of verse? No...

One 8x12 per page opposite a page of verse? No less than 16 photos (32 pages) and no more than 32 photos (64 pages).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By kxl
ZM 25/2.8 Biogon, ZM 50/1.5 Sonnar, ZM 50/2.0...

ZM 25/2.8 Biogon, ZM 50/1.5 Sonnar, ZM 50/2.0 Planar

Honorable mention: M-Hexanon 28/2.8
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By kxl
I used to hate their frustrating inconsistency,...

I used to hate their frustrating inconsistency, but the ART series has proven to be first rate. I just got the 35/1.4, and I too would rate it much higher than the 35/2 Biogon (which I traded...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By kxl
The Home page is wasted. It's just a landing page...

The Home page is wasted. It's just a landing page with one image that links to photo books. I would move that Home page to the end of your menu and call it "Photobooks" or something like that.

I...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,714
Posted By kxl
What I enjoy about photography: 1) The...

What I enjoy about photography:

1) The experience of shooting
2) Post-processing fun
3) The aesthetics of the displayed or printed images (based on what ***I*** like)
4) Admittedly, the gear.

If...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By kxl
Sigma 24/1.4 Sample Images from CP+ - Shot on A7R

From DPREVIEW (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5812789913/cp-2015-first-samples-from-the-sigma-24mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens)


I want one!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 143
Posted By kxl
The last time I was in Paris, I only had a 28 and...

The last time I was in Paris, I only had a 28 and 50 and those two were enough.

My suggested options:

A) One lens - 35mm

B) Two lenses - 28mm and 50mm OR 18mm and 35mm OR 35mm and 90mm

C) Three...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By kxl
Check out the Thinktank Speed series of beltpacks...

Check out the Thinktank Speed series of beltpacks (Demon/Freak/Racer). It has loops on the side of the bag (throughout the belt) that you can use for a compact tripod. The interior depth of the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 2,356
Posted By kxl
Yup.,...

Yup., barely....

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Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By kxl
Not really a fair comparison. The ZF 50mm Makro...

Not really a fair comparison. The ZF 50mm Makro would feel more solid and better built even compared to the ZF 50mm Planar.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By kxl
I've been disabled since I was 16, but two years...

I've been disabled since I was 16, but two years ago (now 52), my lower back condition deteriorated to the point that I now walk with a cane (or trekking poles) although there is still pain when I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By kxl
After years of frustration with the production...

After years of frustration with the production inconsistencies of Sigma lenses, I am now seriously on the Sigma ART series bandwagon. I will definitely keep an eye out for reviews of this lens.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 83
Posted By kxl
I embraced an all digital workflow for color...

I embraced an all digital workflow for color images with my first digital camera about 15 years ago, and with the rare exception when I get a nostalgic impulse to shoot color slides, I shoot digital...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 265
Posted By kxl
If it truly is a major photo software company...

If it truly is a major photo software company (like that one on Park Avenue in San Jose, CA) that is used by a great majority of RFF'ers, then I think it would be a boon to RFF. OTOH, if their...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By kxl
The skywalk (at the west rim of the Grand Canyon)...

The skywalk (at the west rim of the Grand Canyon) is on Hualapai Tribal land. They collect fees for the opportunity to walk onto the transparent skywalk platform to look straight down to the canyon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,123
Views: 340,346
Posted By kxl
I had some major (for me) purchases this past...

I had some major (for me) purchases this past month:

- Gitzo 3532 Mountaineer tripod

- Arca Swiss Z1 ballhead

- Sigma 35/1.4 ART for the Nikon F mount (from Brad here on rff) - scheduled to be...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 291
Posted By kxl
"Get out of your comfort zone" is akin to...

"Get out of your comfort zone" is akin to "stretch your wings." Try something new or different to augment your skills and your knowledge at the risk of minor failures. It's a common aphorism in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 260
Posted By kxl
I think a tilt works well either: A) to...

I think a tilt works well either: A) to strengthen or is within the context of a single image; or B) as a 'change of pace' in a series of non-tilted images.

Here's my example of B -- slightly tilted...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 276
Posted By kxl
I am working on a long-term, multi-year 'street...

I am working on a long-term, multi-year 'street photography' project called "Hope and Resiliency in the Face of Poverty in the Philippines." The project will be segmented into several series of...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 276
Posted By kxl
Hi Frank - welcome to RFF. Most of the above...

Hi Frank - welcome to RFF. Most of the above resonates with me, although "around town" for me means a contrived excuse to fight the traffic to get away from suburbia.

So travel is also how I feed my...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 180
Posted By kxl
From "Bystander: A History of Street Photography"...

From "Bystander: A History of Street Photography" by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz -- referring to street photography in the early 20th century:

“To most people a street photographer is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 37
Posted By kxl
I echo all the questions that Lynn posed. If you...

I echo all the questions that Lynn posed. If you cannot answer those questions with conviction and to your satisfaction, do not go forward.

Also, I would explore the casual hourly rate and casual...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 423
Posted By kxl
I'm going to Tokyo in a few weeks for a little...

I'm going to Tokyo in a few weeks for a little street photography. What lenses should I bring? :D
Forum: Leica Fixed Lens Compacts 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By kxl
Nice shot - here's mine, using a graduated color...

Nice shot - here's mine, using a graduated color filter.

http://www.leonin.net/img/s10/v103/p613089405-4.jpg
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,070
Posted By kxl
Agreed. If I have two bodies, I'd certainly send...

Agreed. If I have two bodies, I'd certainly send one in for the mod. Whether it's worth $1300 ($900 body plus $400 mod) to buy an A7 and get this mod? Sure, if I don't have other higher-priority...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,070
Posted By kxl
From the lensrental.com blog: "I should also...

From the lensrental.com blog:

"I should also point out that there is a slight decrease in corner resolution with the modified camera compared to stock. A difference of 20 lp/IH is almost certainly...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,070
Posted By kxl
This would be a concern for me, and even more so...

This would be a concern for me, and even more so if the same is true for the yet to be released FE 28/2.0. The 55/1.8 is one of, if not the best lens for the FE platform, and to make it even a...
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