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Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 611
Posted By f16sunshine
Congrats OP. That's a really great combo. You'll...

Congrats OP. That's a really great combo. You'll get a lot of satisfaction using it and some great output too.
That lens may tempt you to buy a film body to accompany the RD1 :D
One of the best from...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,486
Posted By f16sunshine
I'll concur re.. the latest 27". The 24" I gave...

I'll concur re.. the latest 27".
The 24" I gave to my folks. Not so good.
Contrast seemed compressed and flat.
Colors hard to get right.

Congrats on your new machine To OP :)
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By f16sunshine
The short answer is no. There is no other...

The short answer is no. There is no other Rangefinder camera that will support RF coupled focus to closer than .7m .
The R4a/m is your best choice .

Cheers!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By f16sunshine
Feel free to offer me that f3.4/180mm for...

Feel free to offer me that f3.4/180mm for sale... if you buy it first of course :)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By f16sunshine
I grabbed a blue Shibata. Maybe the tan would...

I grabbed a blue Shibata. Maybe the tan would have been better. $40 for that little bag is pretty damn nice!
Thanks for the HU Joe!

:D
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 12,704
Posted By f16sunshine
Oh nice one Raid. Dreamy mood.

Oh nice one Raid. Dreamy mood.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By f16sunshine
I've not yet compared the 2 lenses as I have not...

I've not yet compared the 2 lenses as I have not tried the 27 yet.
If the x100 was offered in a 27mm version I would choose it over the 23 (even better would be a 35mm version). I like a bit more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,653
Posted By f16sunshine
A little Hipstamatic series.

I only had my phone with...
Forum: Olympus RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By f16sunshine
Cool Camera Chris. I always enjoy finding your...

Cool Camera Chris. I always enjoy finding your posts and viewing your images.
It's a good looking camera too.
Cheers!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By f16sunshine
Man if you like using wides you owe it to...

Man if you like using wides you owe it to yourself to try the xpro-1.
The Hybrid finder is fantastic for wides. Being able to use the optical finder in manual focus is sweet!
Having an electronic...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,754
Posted By f16sunshine
Can anyone who has the Shibata bag tell me if the...

Can anyone who has the Shibata bag tell me if the Macbook Air 11" fits in the front pocket?

https://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/millar/shibata.html#.U0blWl5NzjQ

Great looking bag. I wish they...
Forum: Large Format RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Kurt Just get yourself a changing tent and a...

Hi Kurt

Just get yourself a changing tent and a Jobo 4x5 Tank and reels.
Works great and much less mess and money than polaroid or a digital.

I have seen backs that can mount a DSLR body.
The...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,754
Posted By f16sunshine
Maybe you need a sleeping bag.. Hah! :p

Maybe you need a sleeping bag.. Hah! :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By f16sunshine
The 60mm Macro is a gorgeous lens. I can't...

The 60mm Macro is a gorgeous lens.
I can't believe it's still in the classified.

60mm is a magical FL on 135mm format.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 2,853
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Steven I no longer have Biogon or Digital M...

Hi Steven

I no longer have Biogon or Digital M but could dig up an old DNG off my archive drive. I'll PM you when I have something ready.
Cheers!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,347
Posted By f16sunshine
Still Aperture for me although I did like CO7...

Still Aperture for me although I did like CO7 (not enough to switch).
There is more than just IQ involved when talking about Imaging software.
Aperture is a great catalog software as well. It does...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 2,853
Posted By f16sunshine
I would not say the Biogon is better as Image...

I would not say the Biogon is better as Image "quality" is subjective (Sometimes I like soft corners and vignetting).

The Biogon is more accurate and true to the live scene being...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,692
Posted By f16sunshine
Interesting Comments. I guess tomorrow we will...

Interesting Comments.
I guess tomorrow we will start to hear from some Beta testers.
It's a fun time for photographers :D
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,692
Posted By f16sunshine
Any rumors about the price $$ ??

Any rumors about the price $$ ??
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By f16sunshine
Hehe :D It looks fantastic! Super cute...

Hehe :D

It looks fantastic! Super cute spokes-pup too!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By f16sunshine
So nice! That's the V3 Summilux ? It looks...

So nice!

That's the V3 Summilux ?
It looks perfect :)
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By f16sunshine
Ok thank you.. that is telling. I have not found...

Ok thank you.. that is telling.
I have not found a jpeg setting from Fuji I like yet. The Fuji ooc Jpegs have a signature some may like but I find them a bit flat with some details smoothed out in...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By f16sunshine
Tokyoshooter thank you. These caparisons are very...

Tokyoshooter thank you. These caparisons are very helpful.
I love the look from both lenses/cameras.
Sharpness and detail is superb ..OOF area looks superbly smooth and calm.
Any portrait shooter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,253
Posted By f16sunshine
Wait a sec Dave... You have the v3 Summilux? The...

Wait a sec Dave... You have the v3 Summilux?
The differences are so insignificant between your lens and the two you are choosing between...you would likely not notice unless you knew which lens took...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,088
Posted By f16sunshine
Very nice .

Very nice .
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By f16sunshine
Given the 2 samples the Leica/Lux seem to have a...

Given the 2 samples the Leica/Lux seem to have a more open exposure and more true to life Jpeg.
The Fuji is fully capable of a the same accuracy from experience.

I agree with you though about the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Ken If you choose the fuji system do it for...

Hi Ken

If you choose the fuji system do it for the lenses.
I adopted early to this system. At first thinking of using my M mount lenses.
Now I use exclusively the Fuji XF 18,35, and recently added a...
Forum: Yashica RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,631
Posted By f16sunshine
$150 for any camera that has had a quality CLA is...

$150 for any camera that has had a quality CLA is worth it IMO.
What do you think a good tech should be paid? It's 2014 who will stay in the camera tech biz for $20 per hour.
Not to mention parts...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By f16sunshine
Thank you for posting. Will you be comparing the...

Thank you for posting.
Will you be comparing the 56 on fuji to 85/90 on Leica?
The portrait length I'm very curious about.
Cheers!
Forum: Olympus RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 31,732
Posted By f16sunshine
Very cute! Great catch :)

Very cute! Great catch :)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By f16sunshine
I've had excellent results adapting lenses to my...

I've had excellent results adapting lenses to my 5Dclassic and 5Dii DSLR cameras.
Everything from Zuikos and Leicas to Zeiss Contax and Nikkors.
The ability to instal a proper focus screen makes all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By f16sunshine
keep one of them and the 40/85 or 50/100(my...

keep one of them and the 40/85 or 50/100(my choice).

It's a great camera and not really going to take up much space or finances to hang on to.
You never know when the itch will strike. I just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,880
Posted By f16sunshine
Not yet sorry... It arrived quickly and looks...

Not yet sorry... It arrived quickly and looks good but... no use to report yet.
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,633
Views: 301,893
Posted By f16sunshine
Beautiful image!

Beautiful image!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,645
Posted By f16sunshine
Viewpoint? It was a question.

Viewpoint?
It was a question.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By f16sunshine
I have a trio of original batteries for the...

I have a trio of original batteries for the Xpro1. Not terribly expensive and 3 seems to be the magic number.
For the x100 my original batteries don't hold well anymore. GaryLH advised the Wasabi...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,645
Posted By f16sunshine
Which is more offensive. The new rich behaving in...

Which is more offensive. The new rich behaving in "poor taste" or ..the old rich making a fuss about how the new rich may or may not be behaving?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,006
Posted By f16sunshine
I know how to be nice and am very good at it....

I know how to be nice and am very good at it. That's all I can contribute the solving this problem. Lots of other very nice people here too to be grateful for.

But I will say this...

Sh!t...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 8,142
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice shot Rybolt. Do you think you could reel it...

Nice shot Rybolt. Do you think you could reel it in to about 1000pix max on the long side.
It looses it's charm a bit from scrolling.

Cheers!
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,636
Posted By f16sunshine
DSLR vs Mirrorless is a similar question as SLR...

DSLR vs Mirrorless is a similar question as SLR vs RF from the film era.

What you plan to do is the deciding factor over which to use.

Personally I can not give up an SLR because I use long lenses...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,410
Posted By f16sunshine
My advice if you like is to stay with the fuji...

My advice if you like is to stay with the fuji lenses and ignore all this adapter business for as long as you can stand it :p

After really going after adapting my M lenses to the xpro1 in the...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 8,142
Posted By f16sunshine
18mm is wide for Portraits but, it does have a...

18mm is wide for Portraits but, it does have a nice rendering. This lenses is an enigma for some. I find it a keeper even if it lacks the surgical sharpness of the other fuji...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By f16sunshine
It's april 1st. Hope this is true. :D

It's april 1st.
Hope this is true. :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By f16sunshine
If you prefer a pocketable compact Contax T2 is...

If you prefer a pocketable compact Contax T2 is easily silver behind T3.
My choice is Hexar AF however.... having owned all three at one point. The AF stays :)

Cheers
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By f16sunshine
23 and 56 are pretty damn sweet. You must be...

23 and 56 are pretty damn sweet. You must be stoked Joe!

I would actually really love to see fuji put the optical unit of the 60mm f2.4 into a "pancake" short heliacal. .7-1m MFD.
It could be...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By f16sunshine
The skopar will be worth more than the r2 and...

The skopar will be worth more than the r2 and x100 combined at some point in the future.
Lenses hold their value everything else does not.
That said... I would go for it. The x100 is a much more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By f16sunshine
V700? I'm blaming the scanner. I use one also...

V700?
I'm blaming the scanner. I use one also and have had similar resulting blobs of softness.
Sometimes simply scanning again eliminates the issue.
Lately I only use the epson to do batches for...
Forum: Large Format RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice Tutorial Dave. You didn't skip a...

Nice Tutorial Dave. You didn't skip a beat.
Interested to see how your images evolve with your new "lens".
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By f16sunshine
It can be a problem in very cold weather or if...

It can be a problem in very cold weather or if the oil is excessive it can make it's way to a glass surface in extremely hot conditions.
I agree with the other posts though. If it's not time for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,341
Posted By f16sunshine
I like your style G. Thank you for the thoughtful...

I like your style G. Thank you for the thoughtful post. :)
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