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Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By kxl
When I had my R-D1, the CV 35/1.2 was pretty much...

When I had my R-D1, the CV 35/1.2 was pretty much attached to it full-time. The color and rendering from that combo were just magical.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,727
Posted By kxl
As much as I'd personally like to see the revival...

As much as I'd personally like to see the revival of Plus-X, I really don't think that makes much business sense for Kodak Alaris.

I think their future lies in digital asset management, specifically...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By kxl
Are you shooting professionally? Then just get a...

Are you shooting professionally? Then just get a DSLR.

For personal use, while a DSLR is obviously still an option, I'd say consider the Sony A7R - its EVF is top notch. Two concerns with it: the...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By kxl
If it's the darkroom technique then yes, that can...

If it's the darkroom technique then yes, that can be improved. Post some images from your Bessa R, and ask away. There are a lot of folks here who can provide you with some possible answers. As for...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 5 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By kxl
First find out why you are not getting good...

First find out why you are not getting good results with the Bessa R. Is it the RF focusing? Then I don't see how getting a medium format RF will help you. Once you figure it out ad decide you want...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,162
Posted By kxl
If you are shooting B&W ONLY and can only choose one, which one?

... and WHY? Just curious.

- Color capture and convert in post-processing

- B&W film

- Monochrom
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By kxl
inspiring photos

inspiring photos
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,614
Posted By kxl
Ona Brixton

Ona Brixton
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By kxl
I do have a grip, and when I need to, use a...

I do have a grip, and when I need to, use a GorillaPod and a remote.

But I have used this technique on another camera in the past -- you might want to have a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By kxl
I only use AF (in fact, AFS) lenses on my D800e,...

I only use AF (in fact, AFS) lenses on my D800e, except for my Kiron 105/2.8, which is a macro lens.

On my A7R, I use the an AF FE 55/1.8 and M-mount lenses that I have had for a while. I may...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By kxl
After having owned the A7R and 55/1.8 for a few...

After having owned the A7R and 55/1.8 for a few weeks now, my expectations of future lenses are suddenly raised. Now I find myself thinking about saving enough money for an OTUS for my D800e.

I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By kxl
Not to fix an issue by buying more gear, but...

Not to fix an issue by buying more gear, but since you already have a DSLR that is completely compatible with it, you may want to consider utilizing the Nikon CLS system. It is absolutely first rate...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,163
Posted By kxl
Same is true for the Sony A7R, even with the...

Same is true for the Sony A7R, even with the vertical grip, which holds 2 batteries. So, for the A7R, I carry 4 or even 6 (2 in the grip, the others in my bag).

For the D800e, 2 are sufficient for...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By kxl
Sorry, but this seems a little incongruent...;)

Sorry, but this seems a little incongruent...;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,615
Posted By kxl
Actually, you can mount just about any lens (with...

Actually, you can mount just about any lens (with an available adapter) to a mirrorless system, and obviously use such lenses work with the film bodies for which they were originally designed. So you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,615
Posted By kxl
I have a D800e and a Sony A7R, and it's probably...

I have a D800e and a Sony A7R, and it's probably no great surprise when I tell you that they are different animals, so trading in one in favor of the other means trading in one experience and method...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By kxl
I always look at utility first, cost-comparison...

I always look at utility first, cost-comparison second (within reason, that is).

If your film rig is just sitting in the closet (or you've been trying to sell it for a while) and you are certain you...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Congrats!!! I have the same combo. I had the...

Congrats!!! I have the same combo. I had the same gripe about the ergonomics, but the Sony grip does improve things a bit for me..
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 5,820
Posted By kxl
Just some brainstorming ideas - love 'em or hate...

Just some brainstorming ideas - love 'em or hate 'em...

1) Start hosting blogs where RFF'ers can link their gallery photos or tutorials or reviews or posts, etc... and allow other other RFF'ers to...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Welcome to the club. I'm with you re: using...

Welcome to the club. I'm with you re: using native lenses, especially after a couple of weeks with the Zeiss 55mm/1.8 FE... I'd love to see in the near future a Zeiss 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 that mirror...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
I've had the A7R for 1.5 weeks now, and the link...

I've had the A7R for 1.5 weeks now, and the link below encapsulates my biggest complaint about the A7R -- that awful shutter...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Yes - I got everything I ordered and everything...

Yes - I got everything I ordered and everything is fine. In fact, the entire transaction was as fast as, if not faster than B&H -- ordered late Wednesday; by Tuesday, I had everything.

The Zeiss...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,167
Views: 253,598
Posted By kxl
Yeah, I saw your post re: troubles with your...

Yeah, I saw your post re: troubles with your D600. That was tough.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,107
Posted By kxl
Get one that will support your heaviest gear, and...

Get one that will support your heaviest gear, and is appropriate for your height.

Or get two -- which is what I did. I have a big heavy Manfrotto monstrosity for my DSLR and long lenses, plus a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,167
Views: 253,598
Posted By kxl
Just bought the grip for the A7R. Interestingly...

Just bought the grip for the A7R. Interestingly enough, I bought the A7R as a "mini-me" for my D800E, so buying the grip obviously makes it less of a mini-me :bang:, but definitely improves handling...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By kxl
Not this specific combo but a close relative -...

Not this specific combo but a close relative - the A7R and the 55mm/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar FE. It is one of the best non-macro lenses I have ever used, in terms of sharpness, color, CA and distortion....
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By kxl
Extra 2-battery holder for the SOny A7(r) grip (VG-C1EM)

Anyone know where I can get an extra 2-battery holder (that slides in to the A7/A7R grip)? It'd be nice to have an extra one or two for quick battery change.

Thanks.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By kxl
Yup - totally agree; I took advantage of a bundle...

Yup - totally agree; I took advantage of a bundle that netted me the A7R, the Zeiss 55/1.8 and the big Sony flash, plus some other stuff, and while I'd like to try out some of my legacy lenses on the...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By kxl
Add one more lens to the wish list (right after...

Add one more lens to the wish list (right after the OTUS for my D800e); in the meantime, I guess I have to "make do" with my Zeiss 55/1.8 on my A7R, which IMHO outperforms most native lenses on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,810
Posted By kxl
I had the same choice to make at one time; had 3...

I had the same choice to make at one time; had 3 35mm's even though I prefer the 50 -- the 3 35mm's were the CV 35/1.4 SC, CV 35/1.2 and ZM 35/2.0.

1) Sold the CV 35/1.4 SC lens, which I used...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By kxl
People/Urban - Mexico City,...

People/Urban - Mexico City, Cairo

Nature/Landscapes/Wildlife - Alaska, Canadian Rockies (just driving up and down Icefields Pkwy)
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By kxl
IF 1) your brother values convenience and ease...

IF

1) your brother values convenience and ease of use;

2) the quality of the lenses he currently has are good enough (the 18-200mm will actually be a little better than his current zooms)

3)...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By kxl
The link above is for the A7; here's the link to...

The link above is for the A7; here's the link to the A7R upgrade

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=ILCE7RB&upd_id=9677&os_group_id=6

Just did mine - turn on is much faster; AF on...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By kxl
Really depends on how much time you want to spend...

Really depends on how much time you want to spend creating on your workflow. I use silver and color efex presets as baselines then adjust individually. Can I get to that baseline with just Photoshop...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By kxl
Hey congrats - what do you think of Fine Arts...

Hey congrats - what do you think of Fine Arts America?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By kxl
Since I shoot 36mp bodies and not a whole lot of...

Since I shoot 36mp bodies and not a whole lot of subjects that require rapid shooting, I prefer large cards, up to a certain extent -- 1) cost and 2) avoiding a single point of failure -- so, I'd...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By kxl
Flickr Staff Update, 9 Sept 2013: We now count...

Flickr Staff Update, 9 Sept 2013:

We now count views on all photos that appear in your browser viewport on the Signed-in Homepage Activity Feed, the Photostream page, Set pages, and Search Result...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By kxl
You have to tell them to give you a trade in...

You have to tell them to give you a trade in value for the A7/A7R. In any case, I eventually went with Focus Camera (yes, bad reviews and all), since Focus is the only place I could find that offered...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,657
Posted By kxl
In Covina, CA (depending on traffic, a little...

In Covina, CA (depending on traffic, a little over an hour's drive east of the head bartender)

http://tri-communityphotoprogram.com/

Portrait studio, digital printing and B&W darkroom available to...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 03-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By kxl
Yeah, currently we are doing a major home remodel...

Yeah, currently we are doing a major home remodel and replacing most everything. And as I near another birthday, I have this nagging feeling to shed gear and be more active in photographing casual...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 03-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By kxl
Do changes in other areas of your life prompt changes in your photography?

Do changes in other areas of your life prompt changes in your photography, whether they be style, gear (other than to meet financial obligations), perspective, etc...?

Just curious.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Yeah, not quite the same comfort level as B&H or...

Yeah, not quite the same comfort level as B&H or Adorama, and I'm usually risk-averse, but I decided to take the risk. So far it's been a vanilla transaction. I got the UPS shipping notice, and...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By kxl
Ordered it yesterday, and just received the UPS...

Ordered it yesterday, and just received the UPS delivery notification (will receive on Tuesday). I opted for the A7R, Zeiss 55/1/8 Sonnar and HVLF60M flash to get a $650 rebate, plus a $300 credit...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Yeah, I saw that,,, right after I ordered it :(

Yeah, I saw that,,, right after I ordered it :(
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
I have that lens and I agree it is a gem of a...

I have that lens and I agree it is a gem of a lens, using it on my NEX6
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-05-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
I went to Focus camera, and yes, I did research...

I went to Focus camera, and yes, I did research them before pulling the trigger, and did reach out to a couple of people who have gotten the same deal recently from Focus Camera.

Here's the PRODUCT...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-05-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Just pulled the trigger

Pulled the trigger just now. After having thought about this for days, I decided to purchase the A7R ($300 trade in value for a non-working P&S) bundled with a Sony 55/1.8 Sonnar ($650 instant rebate...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-05-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 5,568
Posted By kxl
Same here, and for the past few months it's been...

Same here, and for the past few months it's been 75% color, 25% B&W
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-05-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
My thoughts exactly, but as you said, the A7 will...

My thoughts exactly, but as you said, the A7 will do the job. Still not completely decided.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 03-05-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,908
Posted By kxl
Yes, it may be sufficient, but I wanted to have a...

Yes, it may be sufficient, but I wanted to have a similar workflow to my D800E, starting with 36mp. But, I'm still undecided.
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