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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By f16sunshine
You know Youxin is great for many camera body and...

You know Youxin is great for many camera body and shutter related repairs as well as lens cleaning.
He does not have all the proper tools to adjust and correct focus issues (he'll tel you as...
Forum: Travel 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By f16sunshine
You're probably right to take a laptop. I take my...

You're probably right to take a laptop.
I take my Macbook air 11" on all my trips.

One thing though. Since getting the iPhone 6 plus, I have been carrying a bluetooth keyboard in my bag next to...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By f16sunshine
So Victor.... sounds like about a 1.5 stops with...

So Victor.... sounds like about a 1.5 stops with your 21mm?

For me with my 50mm and 40mm I might realize only an extra stop ?

I'm pretty steady.

1/15th with the native 50mm FE..? Sounds pretty...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By f16sunshine
Sony a7ii with Manual lenses

Please post comments in regard to using the Sony A7ii with Manual focus non native lenses.
Are you benifiting form the 5 axis ibis ?

Is the upgrade from the original a7 really worth it for non...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By f16sunshine
Kudos Timmyjoe!

Kudos Timmyjoe!
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,437
Posted By f16sunshine
Cool Question Dave. Great idea for a thread. I...

Cool Question Dave. Great idea for a thread.

I suppose for me it's Family.
When I view old photographs of my Family from Switzerland(mom side) and Syria(dads side) going back to before WW1 , I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By f16sunshine
Maybe you should have chosen Sigma lenses from...

Maybe you should have chosen Sigma lenses from the 80's or similar.
There are plenty of Pentax Primes I would happily use interchangably with Leica :)

I'm With Rocket on this one. The body is...
Forum: 120 RF's 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By f16sunshine
^^ Great idea. Thaks for the envelope offer. I...

^^
Great idea. Thaks for the envelope offer. I have those items around the house here so,... I'm all set!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By f16sunshine
I like aperture for most things color as well.

I like aperture for most things color as well.
Forum: 120 RF's 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Dan your copy looks like it gets swirlier...

^^^


Dan your copy looks like it gets swirlier than mine does. But maybe not. It could be the oof in front of the subject is just like that.
I'm looking for a sample from mine that has some oof in...
Forum: 120 RF's 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice Dan! I like the somewhat arty look from...

Nice Dan!

I like the somewhat arty look from this lens.
I know other don't like it or find it's shortcomings difficult to overcome.
Once you get to know it's personality, some very nice things are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By f16sunshine
AA looks quite a bit like Anthony...

AA looks quite a bit like Anthony Hopkins
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5783/20868989569_f82a23f679_n.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By f16sunshine
With my XA1 that was the app that did not work...

With my XA1 that was the app that did not work well.
The XA1 and XE2 sound different in their wifi mode.
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By f16sunshine
Reminds me of the purse my mom used to carry back...

Reminds me of the purse my mom used to carry back in the early 80's :p
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
Understood.

Understood.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By f16sunshine
Oooh... Interdimentional iPhone! Nice... The...

Oooh... Interdimentional iPhone!
Nice... The Religion of Apple gets a medium to other planes at last !
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,624
Posted By f16sunshine
Again... Get the sales rep for your area. In...

Again... Get the sales rep for your area.

In 2012 I had one of the best CS experiences ever with any company.
Leica put the nw rep in touch with me, he helped me with an insurance claim after a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By f16sunshine
.... Just for fun. Remember fun? :p

.... Just for fun. Remember fun?
:p
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By f16sunshine
It's well documented that IR cut filters help the...

It's well documented that IR cut filters help the m9 files as well.
Even more so the m240 files.

It's just a filter. Really not a big deal unless it is and, in those cases a bare lens will need...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
I'm a "friendly one". Maybe I should go back and...

I'm a "friendly one".
Maybe I should go back and hit the books?
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,624
Posted By f16sunshine
^^ Like G said. Call Leica USA. Ask them to have...

^^
Like G said. Call Leica USA. Ask them to have your area sales rep call you.
Maybe there is a bad batch or mishandling somewhere in the supply stream. Most likely just bad luck.

Cheers
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By f16sunshine
TV ? Yeah maybe that's more likely than Camera...

TV ?
Yeah maybe that's more likely than Camera "revolution"... ha! :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By f16sunshine
Just for fun... apple announcement

Apple is set to anounce something in early september.
The Teaser is 'hey siri give us a hint".

So tell me.. Does the hint look like a (lens) optical element and some part of a color spectrum...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/10148407666_8f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/10148407666_8fa9ae4e95_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gsMf2Y)When it's love (https://flic.kr/p/gsMf2Y) by Adnan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/36366328@N04/), on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
Cal it was Harry's Camera on the back burner. She...

Cal it was Harry's Camera on the back burner. She did mine in about 3 weeks which was great.

My complaint was her manner after my camera arrived.
Fun and talkative until I sent it in. Rude and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
Reaching out to wrangle a...

Reaching out to wrangle a bug.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/726/20333813333_4ce67b806e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wYQ7hv)Fire Lasso (https://flic.kr/p/wYQ7hv) by Adnan...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
PhotoMat! ^^^ Woot Woot :)

PhotoMat! ^^^

Woot Woot :)
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 3,094
Posted By f16sunshine
It goes to show how a title can create an anchor...

It goes to show how a title can create an anchor point for readers.

If the title changed the word "revolution" for "evolution", ... would the reception be different?
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 3,094
Posted By f16sunshine
These types of articles and conversations always...

These types of articles and conversations always bring me back to one thing.

Photography is about the subject. Without a subject who cares?

Nothing about that will ever change.

It's easy to get...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 18,383
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Nice! This is what fuji does best. Vivid...

^^^ Nice! This is what fuji does best. Vivid juicy color! I've had some pretty nice B&W's come out of or be converted from my Fuji's. The color images are just bursting with flavor! :p (Like all...
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By f16sunshine
That could be. I hope the non performance...

That could be. I hope the non performance characters of the ultron are as pleasant.
Forum: Optics Theory - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By f16sunshine
Thanks Jon! They both are fantastic lenses. I...

Thanks Jon!

They both are fantastic lenses.
I iwned the FLE for one week and returned it.
My copy had very very heavy focus for whatever reason.
Took a week to determine it would take two-three...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
Well that's what I thought until I called again...

Well that's what I thought until I called again and asked for an eta for completion. :p

It's a tedious and lonely job with people constantly making demands and requests.
My primary job is similar in...
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By f16sunshine
Right on! Congrats to your new family members...

Right on! Congrats to your new family members arrival :)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
Thanks Allen

Thanks Allen
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
^^ same debauched street on the same debauched...

^^
same debauched street on the same debauched night. Different place though.

Holga
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4059/5138225281_2250db1ab5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Q3Kn4)Suffering for Science...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
Oldie. Is popping a flash cheating in this...

Oldie.

Is popping a flash cheating in this thread?

Holga
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3380/5714285389_632b5fc490_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9GXcXT)previews-holga 1 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/9GXcXT) by...
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By f16sunshine
Yashica GX. 40mm f1.7 DX coated Yashinon is...

Yashica GX. 40mm f1.7

DX coated Yashinon is perfect contrast for B+W film.
AE with a pair of modern Silver 1.5v batteries.

It's inexpensive and seriously a nice tiny machine.
I have a silver and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
That's all true to a point. Maintaining a camera...

That's all true to a point.
Maintaining a camera is easy enough. Repairs are more sensitive.
An untrained eye can do a repair but fail to recognize another part that should also be replaced....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
Essex did my Contax iiia shutter overhaul many...

Essex did my Contax iiia shutter overhaul many many years ago.
They fixed all the zeiss bumps too. Could not even tell they lifted the grip material off.
Without request or charge. The camera looked...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,469
Posted By f16sunshine
This probably kills any future fixed lens models...

This probably kills any future fixed lens models beyond the 28mm Q.
That's a bummer. A leaf shutter 35cron or better still 40 or 50mm Suumicron fixed lens Q model would be fantastic.
I have my first...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
They are really , really nice folks. Every time...

They are really , really nice folks. Every time I've called there it's been extremely help and thoughtful people on the line.

OP, Give Sherry a bell. Make her promise a date. If you can't live...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,913
Posted By f16sunshine
Leica NJ still services Leica cameras...

Leica NJ still services Leica cameras everyone.
Even the M5.... I asked them.
You may pay a bit more but,.. Likely won't have to deal with the eccentric Sherry.

She did a job for me exactly this...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
This is going to be a very popular thread :D I...

This is going to be a very popular thread :D

I have many more. Some new some old. Will wait a bit to add a few more !
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By f16sunshine
But are they bad? I use a V700 for 120 and...

But are they bad?

I use a V700 for 120 and larger. It's perfectly reasonable for preview. In fact I say good.
I never use those epson files for printing.
May as well use a digital camera.
The...
Forum: Forum HELP ! 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,528
Posted By f16sunshine
The image stays on my Phone "camera roll" until...

The image stays on my Phone "camera roll" until deleted.
On tge Flickr app it's a thumb in this view until opened. There are other viewing options on the full flickr site version (non phone app).

I...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By f16sunshine
Well true on both accounts but I assume we would...

Well true on both accounts but I assume we would all share with our wife/GF/BF etc.. :p
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
One from the old RD1...

One from the old RD1 days.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/5174859821_1b04cce683_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Thvx4)_EPS4351 (https://flic.kr/p/8Thvx4) by Adnan...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 3,031
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ dany targaryen ?

^^^
dany targaryen ?
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By f16sunshine
Ha! Swiss Chocolate only sighs 100grams when it's...

Ha!
Swiss Chocolate only sighs 100grams when it's still sitting in the shop.
Once payed for, it quickly weighs less and less ;)
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