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Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
Obviously no one really knows until it is...

Obviously no one really knows until it is released and people get a chance to play with it. You may be right that it will fall short of the 55/1.8. If so, I'd have to figure out whether any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By kxl
Well played! lol! ;)

Well played! lol! ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,404
Posted By kxl
For color, I'm all digital. I only shoot B&W...

For color, I'm all digital.

I only shoot B&W film and only 35mm format and primarily 400 speed. I have Tri-X, TMY, Neopan 400 and HP5+.

And I still have about 40 rolls of the last batch of Neopan...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By kxl
No M240 :( but I do own or have owned a few ZM...

No M240 :( but I do own or have owned a few ZM lenses.

-18/4.0 - I almost sold this because it's difficult to compose with a lens this wide. But when I get it right, it's awesome. But that's all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By kxl
Yeah, the 28/2.8 AIS is a classic -- I used to...

Yeah, the 28/2.8 AIS is a classic -- I used to have one, but I think the demand for that lens is driving up the prices.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
Thus far, the 55/1.8 is the only FE lens I have...

Thus far, the 55/1.8 is the only FE lens I have and use it on my A7R. Once the FE 28/2.0 hits the market, I'll wait for the early adopters to try it out and if it proves to be as good as the 55/1.8...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I have 4 AI(s) lenses: 1) The cult...

Thanks. I have 4 AI(s) lenses:

1) The cult classic Vivitar 28/2.0 (by Komine)
2) CV 58/1.4
3) The classic Nikon 105/2.5 AIS
4) Another cult classic - The Kiron 105/2.8 macro lens - the sharpest of...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
I guess "high quality" is a relative term... And...

I guess "high quality" is a relative term... And while I have high hopes for lenses than have been announced (especially the FE 28/2.0), I'll reserve my judgment until after they become available and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By kxl
A moment of weakness

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has gone through this. I wanted a lightweight manual focus Nikon SLR but didn't want to spend the money for an FM3A, so I decided to get an FM2n. I had bid on a...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
What lenses?

What lenses?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By kxl
If you just need file back up and security, and...

If you just need file back up and security, and don't need to share files with others, Carbonite and Crashplan offer unlimited storage and are probably the two most popular options for cloud backup....
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
Good to know - thanks.

Good to know - thanks.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,529
Posted By kxl
I always applaud improvements, however slight,...

I always applaud improvements, however slight, but it would be nice if "slightly improved" meant addressing issues with adapted wide angle RF lenses. :angel:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 6 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,664
Posted By kxl
A camera in your pocket? What would you put in...

A camera in your pocket? What would you put in your bag? ;)

Seriously though, I too would get the Sony RX100, esp. if IQ was the top consideration, and cost and pocketability were secondary.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,077
Posted By kxl
Life's too short to worry about the little...

Life's too short to worry about the little things.

If you have the finances to spare, then scratch the itch and go for a Bessa R to sate your curiosity.

If you have to justify spending money on a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By kxl
There is a hack to modify the SA-21 to accept a...

There is a hack to modify the SA-21 to accept a full roll, and it works on the Coolscan 4000 and 5000 because those two scanners have a gate in the back where the roll would exit the scanner.

I do...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,041
Posted By kxl
Art is.... 1) the name of my next door...

Art is....

1) the name of my next door neighbor.

2) (as Fine Art) According to Forbes, one of the worst college majors

3) the punchline to the joke: "What do you call a guy with no arms and legs...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By kxl
I wish we had a 'bag library' of some sort...

... where people can 'deposit' bags that they would make available to others for a limited time. I don't know what the logistics would be like, and given the price of international shipping, it could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By kxl
For your sake, I hope you know a heck of a lot...

For your sake, I hope you know a heck of a lot more than the summary you posted on indiegogo. If that is the extent of your knowledge, then I would suggest that you postpone your trip and conduct...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,267
Posted By kxl
The last time I was in Europe (last year), I used...

The last time I was in Europe (last year), I used only a Nex6 with a 10-18mm and 16-50mm. It was fine, but I wished I had my DSLR with me for its versatility.

The next time I visit Paris, I only...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By kxl
I wouldn't walk around Binondo after dark,...

I wouldn't walk around Binondo after dark, especially if you don't know your way around and will have a camera hanging from your neck.

Just my $0.02.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,170
Posted By kxl
"light weight" is relative.

"light weight" is relative.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By kxl
I think there are a lot of folks here who have...

I think there are a lot of folks here who have multiple 35's and 50's -- and not just 2 or 3. For my RF, the only duplicate FL I have is the 50 -- I have a ZM Planar and a ZM Sonnar, which is...
Forum: Film vs Digital 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 10,104
Posted By kxl
In economic terms, the digital cameras industry...

In economic terms, the digital cameras industry went through expansion, reached a peak and is now experiencing contraction. At some point it will reach what is known as a trough before another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By kxl
I dabble in it, although I wouldn't say that I...

I dabble in it, although I wouldn't say that I necessarily love long-exposure landscapes. I DO like landscapes in general.

This was about a 40 second exposure, lit with a gel-covered flashlight and...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By kxl
"Today, when almost everyone has a phone camera...

"Today, when almost everyone has a phone camera in their pocket and more than 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day, Daguerre's milestone seems quaint. In 2014, he might have just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,472
Posted By kxl
I would get an M6, but my reasons are not...

I would get an M6, but my reasons are not technical but rather personal, so it may not be relevant to you. The M6 was first released just as I had graduated from college and got my first real job....
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By kxl
This has happened to me in the past. Not sure why...

This has happened to me in the past. Not sure why you'd mount the lens on a body, and risk damage to the body just to pry off the adapter. When this happened to me, I just used an M rear lens cap on...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By kxl
This is what I do as well.

This is what I do as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,170
Posted By kxl
You can get a clean Nikon F100 for under $150....

You can get a clean Nikon F100 for under $150. Pair it with a $99 Nikon 50/1.8 AFD, and you've got a film SLR kit that is hard to beat. I know it's not what you asked for, and no, it's nowhere near...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 989
Posted By kxl
I'll be in Key West that weekend, taking a few...

I'll be in Key West that weekend, taking a few days off after a conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Never been to South Florida, but "Key West" and "street photography" somehow don't seem to belong in...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By kxl
This is exactly what I'm wondering about.

This is exactly what I'm wondering about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By kxl
"Vive le Québec libre!" -- Charles de Gaulle...

"Vive le Québec libre!" -- Charles de Gaulle (1967). :eek:

How 'bout them Quebec separatists? :angel:
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By kxl
I got that. What I'm wondering is: the dock is...

I got that. What I'm wondering is: the dock is optimizing focus for the A-mount Sigma lens. When you mount that lens to the LA-EA4 adapter and then to the A7/A7R, are the focus settings now less than...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By kxl
This lens generally gets a lot of love, and...

This lens generally gets a lot of love, and probably rightfully so. And if you can wait a couple of months, maybe Amazon will offer it again as a lightning deal for $699, like it did in December...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By kxl
Sorry, but it is statutory. This case was decided...

Sorry, but it is statutory. This case was decided under the Right to Privacy provisions of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, which, in the province of Quebec, has precedence over ALL...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By kxl
It does open a potential floodgate, doesn't it?...

It does open a potential floodgate, doesn't it? :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By kxl
In Quebec, the Quebec Human Rights Code grants...

In Quebec, the Quebec Human Rights Code grants all humans the right to their private life. For photography, this broadly-worded right allows each individual person in Quebec control over the use of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By kxl
In Quebec, their human rights code guarantees an...

In Quebec, their human rights code guarantees an individual the right of control to his own image. Their Supreme Court has mandated that permission must be granted by an individual for "editorial...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,314
Posted By kxl
Seems like it Helen... Funny how I spent time...

Seems like it Helen... Funny how I spent time with the 35/75 and didn't care much for the 28, but as I've gravitated back toward the 50 (on which I cut my teeth as a youngster many, many moons ago),...
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,314
Posted By kxl
I learned photography on an SLR and to this day,...

I learned photography on an SLR and to this day, I am still a Nikon 85 and 105 shooter. When I started shooting RF's, I tried to like the 35/75 combo, and gave it sufficient time to stick. I captured...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By kxl
This is similar to what I do. I create a project...

This is similar to what I do. I create a project if there is an opportunity to shoot within a larger context, then takes photos not only as part of that project but as part of that larger context.

A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 3,574
Posted By kxl
Hi Rob - it just so happens I have a ZM 18mm...

Hi Rob - it just so happens I have a ZM 18mm listed in the RFF classifieds. :D

-Keith
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 167
Views: 9,020
Posted By kxl
Here's mine - taken with a Sony A7R. Exposure...

Here's mine - taken with a Sony A7R. Exposure time was about 40 seconds.
Taken at Mission Bay, San Diego last summer....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 3,574
Posted By kxl
Cameras - None. Lenses - I'd love a Zeiss Otus...

Cameras - None.

Lenses - I'd love a Zeiss Otus 55mm.

If I have to choose between the Otus and time/money to travel and shoot, I'd pick the latter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By kxl
Evernote is great for jotting down notes or even...

Evernote is great for jotting down notes or even freehand drawing (I'm a paid subscriber and use it everyday), but it lacks collab features.

IMO, Stephen needs Office 365 with Sharepoint Online --...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By kxl
I obviously missed the earlier post. IMO, as...

I obviously missed the earlier post. IMO, as individual photos, each is just okay or yes, even dull, but when viewed as a series -- which is exactly the point of the exhibition -- I think it is kind...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By kxl
Forty Portraits in Forty Years

Powerful... Your thoughts?

"Even as the images tell us, in no uncertain terms, that this is what it looks like to grow old, this is the irrefutable truth, we also learn: This is what endurance looks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 4,501
Posted By kxl
From my own experience and some general...

From my own experience and some general observation... for those whose primary lens is a 35mm, it seems like their preferred WA is 24/25mm, while for those whose primary lens is 50mm, the WA of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By kxl
I hate to say it, but it depends on a few...

I hate to say it, but it depends on a few things:

1) What body you use. Non-AI lenses will mount on some later F bodies but may cause damage

2) lens formula changes form non-AI to AI(s)

3) coating...
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