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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,119
Posted By shimokita
F3P with F3HP as a...

F3P with F3HP as a backup...

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/8/scaled/photo_image.4039208.jpg

SB-12 and SB-28 Nikon Flash
SMDV Flash Wave III TX and RX
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By shimokita
Tokyo area... Elmarit 28mm 2.8 Asph (11606) New:...

Tokyo area... Elmarit 28mm 2.8 Asph (11606)

New: Yen 282,130 -> USD 2,615

Used: Average Yen 179,550 -> USD 1,660 (~ 36% off new price)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 191,837
Posted By shimokita
Shinjuku Station April 2010... Pentax SPF, SMCT...

Shinjuku Station April 2010...
Pentax SPF, SMCT 135mm f/3.5 w/ 2x extender and Fujicolor 800Z

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/home/265/scaled/home_image.4494153.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 191,837
Posted By shimokita
Rumoi, Hokkaido... December 2014 within two...

Rumoi, Hokkaido... December 2014

within two years the single track, one carriage service was halted due to low ridership... sad to see the passing of these rural train lines. The 8:10 AM train was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By shimokita
I understand that the H-Mount is a 47mm (46.5mm...

I understand that the H-Mount is a 47mm (46.5mm ?) screw mount which was also used by Tokina in the early 1960s... I have read that there is an H-Mount to M42 adapter... just speculation as I have no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By shimokita
The Canon Lens Museum does not show the 28/2.8 in...

The Canon Lens Museum does not show the 28/2.8 in M-mount. Could you please post a photo showing the mount...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 429
Views: 33,169
Posted By shimokita
catching some autumn rays in a city...

catching some autumn rays in a city park...
https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/258/raw/photo_6286326.jpg

the city...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By shimokita
I remember when the local Midwest newspaper went...

I remember when the local Midwest newspaper went to color in the late 1960s. Starting out with glossy paper inserts printed in the states biggest city. For smaller print shops that did their own...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,311
Posted By shimokita
__________________ At Yodobashi in Tokyo the...

__________________

At Yodobashi in Tokyo the price of one roll of 135 format 36 exposure is as follows:

Fuji ACROS 100 II : Yen 1,040 (~ USD 9.63)
Ilford Delta 100 : Yen 968 (~ USD...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,311
Posted By shimokita
Release date was yesterday Friday-22-Nov-2019 in...

Release date was yesterday Friday-22-Nov-2019 in Japan... I understand that the international roll out will be starting in early 2020.

So this morning Saturday-23-Nov I headed to the local Yodobashi...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,311
Posted By shimokita
Machine translation from Fujifilm Japan: Neopan...

Machine translation from Fujifilm Japan:

Neopan 100 ACROS II "has excellent reciprocity failure characteristics, so there is very little reduction in sensitivity due to low-light long-time exposure,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,309
Posted By shimokita
I print because that's a great way to share and...

I print because that's a great way to share and discuss over a coffee... one individual in my world is 93 and certainly she has never used a computer... I normally print a little over saturated /...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,359
Views: 341,578
Posted By shimokita
雲場池 (Kumoba Pond) Karuizawa, Nagano-ken......

雲場池 (Kumoba Pond) Karuizawa, Nagano-ken......
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By shimokita
I often have conversations with people (friends)...

I often have conversations with people (friends) looking for a new camera and scratching their heads about different options. My "advice" is always about the lens. It doesn't matter so much about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By shimokita
something like...

something like this....

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/hotshoecover03.jpg

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/product/hotshoe-cover-for-leica-m-cameras/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By shimokita
Kenko may not be carried in your area... They do...

Kenko may not be carried in your area...
They do have an online store in the USA

https://kenkousa.com/
____________________________

a quick search at B&H...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,637
Views: 504,188
Posted By shimokita
a few days ago in Nagano Prefecture - November...

a few days ago in Nagano Prefecture - November...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By shimokita
One option is individual step-up rings rather...

One option is individual step-up rings rather than a kit as pictured....

As long as you are using a filter that's larger than required by your lens (via a step up ring) you shouldn't have any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,651
Posted By shimokita
I shoot digital for an impatient world... time...

I shoot digital for an impatient world... time has shrunk in my perception and digital is were the image will end up so there's that. With the dSLR and mirror-less I tend to shoot an extra frame or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... does that mean Post #8 is back in play...

Hahaha... does that mean Post #8 is back in play ... just kidding
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the correction Rob, my...

Thanks for the correction Rob, my misunderstanding of the formula.

Casey
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By shimokita
Yes and no... If you are referring to Post...

Yes and no...

If you are referring to Post #8
"Camera viewfinder diopter adjustment"
that link refers to the "Prescription vs. Nikon Correction Lens"

My prescription is cylinder -0.5 and sphere...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By shimokita
Compatibility among Nikon Screw in diopters... I...

Compatibility among Nikon Screw in diopters...

I was looking for a -2 diopter for a Nikon F3P/F3HP... and was told by the staff at the retail shop that for the F3 High Point Finder you can also use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 6,311
Posted By shimokita
I recently spoke to the manager of a local...

I recently spoke to the manager of a local Fujifilm shop here in Tokyo... he has no information on a possible ship date of Acros II... he mentioned that they don't get any advance notice so he's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,912
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P w/ 50mm f/1.2 & 105mm f/2.8 Micro...

Nikon F3P w/ 50mm f/1.2 & 105mm f/2.8 Micro --and-- Fuji x100t
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By shimokita
I realized you had already seen that photo... ...

I realized you had already seen that photo... sorry about that...

You may have tried the following... it's what I would try if the M2 was mine.

01) take off the bottom plate and see if the rod &...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By shimokita
Thanks Rob... much appreciated. Casey

Thanks Rob... much appreciated. Casey
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By shimokita
Check out this...

Check out this photo...

https://www.photrio.com/forum/attachments/f2_wiring-jpeg.183103/

it's from the following...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By shimokita
Taking a back door break in Shimokitazawa,...

Taking a back door break in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/home/410/scaled/home_image.4617008.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By shimokita
I don't have an F2 at hand but it looks like the...

I don't have an F2 at hand but it looks like the connecting rod (409) is directly under the shutter button [activating the meter on half press (?) ].... My concern in the last sentence is how does...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By shimokita
Just working off the repair manual, I don't have...

Just working off the repair manual, I don't have an F2 in front of me...

The plate under the plunger
Page 18 Figure 11 Part 278

Also seen as follows
Page 14 Figure 7 Part 278 (right edge of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F2 Body Repair Manual (Revision - 1) Page...

Nikon F2 Body Repair Manual (Revision - 1) Page 18

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/helpdesk/398/raw/helpdesk_6272556.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By shimokita
Photo of lens...

Photo of lens hood...

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/RF28mm/index.htm
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,550
Posted By shimokita
If indeed it is the musings on a shattered...

If indeed it is the musings on a shattered illusion, one might judge that the man has flown too close to the sun. Maybe it never was what Puts (Putts) thought it was nor has it become what he thinks...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By shimokita
I am using "Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave...

I am using "Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System... mfg by "SMDV" / "FlashWave" in Korea. A set of Tr & Rc is currently on sale at B&H for 70.00 USD for the pair. Just add an extra Rc and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,218
Posted By shimokita
Emiko on the floor, working on some sewing at age...

Emiko on the floor, working on some sewing at age 91 (July 2017)

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/389/raw/photo_5275981.jpg
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6,141
Posted By shimokita
My experience living in Tokyo, Japan... when...

My experience living in Tokyo, Japan... when ordering Lee Seven5 filters from B&H in NY the tax was based on UK rates because that's where the item was made even though it was shipped from the...
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6,141
Posted By shimokita
and no tariff in Canada? ; )

and no tariff in Canada? ; )
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 6,141
Posted By shimokita
Scotch whisky distributors face US tariffs after...

Scotch whisky distributors face US tariffs after today

Whisky that arrives after today will be subject to a 25% tariff, imposed in retaliation by the US after the World Trade Organization found...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By shimokita
Flange focal distance FYI... here is one...

Flange focal distance

FYI... here is one reference table...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By shimokita
I picked up ver 2... m-mount, coupled, threaded...

I picked up ver 2... m-mount, coupled, threaded for filters... Use it on a film M and happy with the results... I have the plastic finder or just shooting without a finder... no problems either...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,011
Posted By shimokita
https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/wat...

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/484/raw/photo_5934836.jpg

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/383/raw/photo_5893351.jpg

https://storag...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By shimokita
I have an AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 which I pair...

I have an AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 which I pair with an AI-s 50 f/1.2 and
when traveling I throw the AI-s 105mm f/2.8 Micro into the bag...

I have other primes, but these three cover my needs.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 530
Views: 47,786
Posted By shimokita
Thank you Robert...

Thank you Robert...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 530
Views: 47,786
Posted By shimokita
January 2019 - a local train... single track, two...

January 2019 - a local train... single track, two cars, one staff, south of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. We got to talking and I asked if I could take their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 530
Views: 47,786
Posted By shimokita
Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture -...

Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture - 2010

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/420/raw/photo_5474969.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By shimokita
The example is correct... Remember that a single...

The example is correct...

Remember that a single meter reading will expose the measured area as if it was 18% gray

Thus the first reading at f/1.4 would would result in an exposue of the shadow...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By shimokita
Just to be on the same page, are you doing the...

Just to be on the same page, are you doing the "Shadow Readings" as per page 31-32 of the Minolta Spotmeter F user manual

http://www.cameramanuals.org/flashes_meters/minolta_spotmeter_f-1.pdf
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,618
Posted By shimokita
Shot with a Pentax SPF for years when it was...

Shot with a Pentax SPF for years when it was first released... it was stolen...

Can't count the number of cameras nor number of rolls.

Not counting some P&S digitals in storage, the oldest digital...
Forum: Travel 10-04-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By shimokita
"WOW...." Steve McCurry in Seoul,...

"WOW...." Steve McCurry in Seoul, Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-AZvbJLK-0

Been to Seoul many times, but not recently. The food is great.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By shimokita
MapCamera in Shinjuku (Tokyo) show a used Epson...

MapCamera in Shinjuku (Tokyo) show a used Epson R-D1X body at JPY 172,945 ~ 188,426
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By shimokita
I could not agree more... I was once told that...

I could not agree more... I was once told that to crop was sacrilegious but if it was absolutely necessary it must be done in the same ratio as the original image... I never heard a bigger crock...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By shimokita
I seem to be stuck in a "make it beautiful" mode...

I seem to be stuck in a "make it beautiful" mode where cropping, cloning, horizon, h/v perspective all come into play... plus I like cinema mode rather than 800:533



Now days most of my photos end...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 13,712
Posted By shimokita
CP+ February 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama Fuji...

CP+ February 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama

Fuji x100t - f/3.6 - 1/150 - ISO400

http://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/365/scaled/photo_5090068.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By shimokita
Example exposure at f5.6 ISO 12 = 1/8...

Example exposure at f5.6

ISO 12 = 1/8 second
with +1 = 1/4 second (ISO 6 equivalent)
with -2 = 1/30 second (ISO 50 equivalent)

Correct me if I am wrong
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P Lowest setting is ISO 12 Compensation...

Nikon F3P

Lowest setting is ISO 12
Compensation at ISO 12 is -2 to +1⅓
in "A" mode the shutter speed reflects the compensation setting

Highest setting is ISO 6400⅓
Compensation at ISO 6400⅓ is -1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By shimokita
I remember when e-books first came out... they...

I remember when e-books first came out... they were the least expensive option, almost exclusively online. Now the online sellers quote different prices depending on who is shopping and for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 8,011
Posted By shimokita
Ilford SFX 200, R72 filter, Nikon F3P, and Ai-S...

Ilford SFX 200, R72 filter, Nikon F3P, and Ai-S 50mm f/1.2

* shaded sunny conditions metered at ISO 3 (6 steps / FFactor of 64)

* bright direct sunshine metered at ISO 12 (4 steps / FFactor of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By shimokita
From June 1955 thru the spring of 1956, for a...

From June 1955 thru the spring of 1956, for a period of nine months, Robert Frank had driven over 10,000 miles across more than 30 states [out of a total of 48]. In all, he had taken 27,000...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By shimokita
I have the a MP (film)... using a PL seems to be...

I have the a MP (film)... using a PL seems to be the easiest as I have not seen a PL without markings, but even if they don't... Just use two filters where you have matched the marks (or marked the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,858
Posted By shimokita
Take a look at the Canon 28 f/2.8 and/or 50 f/1.8...

Take a look at the Canon 28 f/2.8 and/or 50 f/1.8 in ltm

I also like the Canon 135 f/3.5 in ltm from 1952/53 if you want to go longer...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,411
Posted By shimokita
If I think about features I would want to see, a...

If I think about features I would want to see, a "Like" button is way down the list... How about image hosting as was discussed during the last planned upgrade... which sank into the ocean like...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By shimokita
I am using the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Super...

I am using the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide-Heliar in Leica M-Mount with 52mm filter thread, coupled rangefinder focusing and a focus tab... designed and manufactured by Cosina in Japan. This...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,383
Posted By shimokita
Quick online shopping search for a used M6 in...

Quick online shopping search for a used M6 in Tokyo in the range Yen 238,000 to 313,200 (~ USD 1,245 to 2,950). The least expensive used M6 at MapCamera was Yen 198,000 (~ USD 1,870)... again, a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,872
Posted By shimokita
When I look at my old film I am surprised at how...

When I look at my old film I am surprised at how good the low ASA results were just using that paper exposure guide that was included in the film box... even more so when shooting Kodachrome without...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,012
Posted By shimokita
Be it the full blown process or hybrid work flow,...

Be it the full blown process or hybrid work flow, the technical details of how I or others work with film is but an interesting footnote... Since you haven’t shot film in almost two decades, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 828
Views: 93,039
Posted By shimokita
Leica MP, 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, and Neopan...

Leica MP, 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, and Neopan ISO 400

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/199/raw/photo_6207256.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By shimokita
No discount here (Tokyo)... 2,300 USD for the...

No discount here (Tokyo)... 2,300 USD for the X-H1 body and Grip... I played with the camera at Yodobashi today... seems like it was designed / built by a different team... first impression is not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,665
Posted By shimokita
35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens...

35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens trips, not my favorite FL

85 f/1.2L : super lens for portraits, a bit heavy with 72mm filters ; )

100 f/2.8 Macro : this is the one lens I would keep...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2019
Replies: 976
Views: 153,288
Posted By shimokita
Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east...

Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east toward Shinjuku.

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/444/raw/photo_6198641.jpg

Nikon F3P, AiS 50mm f/1.2, & Neopan 100
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By shimokita
I recently did a comparison test... The photos...

I recently did a comparison test...

The photos below were shot from the same point using a Canon 5DII with 35mm lens and a Fuji x100t with APS-C sensor and 23mm lens (35mm equivalent). Both photos...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 1,883
Views: 294,270
Posted By shimokita
'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the...

'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the ground up in the early to mid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2019
Replies: 287
Views: 26,269
Posted By shimokita
青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017 Japan Coast...

青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017
Japan Coast Guard PM23

http://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/141/scaled/photo_5078243.jpg


新潟市 (Niigata City) 80cm of snow in one day......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By shimokita
I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in...

I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in auto/manual mode and/or with Flash Wave III TX/RX as an inexpensive manual off camera solution. Maybe hard to find these flash units, but IMHO worth the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,699
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at...

Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at her work including a video or two... she's good, I like her work... gives new meaning to slowing down... Casey
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,699
Posted By shimokita
I was just looking at a photo from my niece......

I was just looking at a photo from my niece... the concept is much different from what I would take, and forget about what my dad photographed in the 30s-40s. Times change, our perception of why,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,313
Posted By shimokita
For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact...

For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact with people who are (at least somewhat) interested in photography... everyone shares their photos. People rotate in and out, but there has always...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,605
Posted By shimokita
I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used......

I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used... the F3HP fail due to the previous owner using the camera in the rain (water got into the camera around the shutter button and corroded the on-off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,777
Posted By shimokita
For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the...

For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the x100t (23mm fixed / 35mm equiv). Shooting both film and digital has the advantage for me of instant social media updates. The film process takes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 248
Views: 13,898
Posted By shimokita
The...

The Neighbor...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,873
Posted By shimokita
Yesterday in...

Yesterday in Tokyo...

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and today we have a little sunshine after 27 consecutive days of rain...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,246
Posted By shimokita
At first I blew off the question... but got to...

At first I blew off the question...

but got to thinking about LE of other products such as watches... all watches tell time and except for complications it's mostly about aesthetics... I have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By shimokita
My friends prefer color so if I am shooting...

My friends prefer color so if I am shooting with/for them it's color. On road trips where I am in a location for a couple of days I randomly shoot color for variation, depending a bit on the weather.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By shimokita
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Model - Fuji x100t
ExposureTime - 1/180 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExposureBiasValue -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By shimokita
L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as...

L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as “Sharp Cut” filter because they begin absorbing over 90% of UV light to passing all visible light in the span of only 20-40 mn. UV filters are rated by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By shimokita
I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not...

I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not required... the current model is the "Deuter Spider 25 [liter]". It goes everywhere... except for formal events (weddings / funerals) and then it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,085
Posted By shimokita
I never check my office email when not in the...

I never check my office email when not in the office... staff who try to push the problem up the line lean to take responsibility, management understand (and respect) the schedule... and lunch time...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By shimokita
I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are...

I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are different style grips available, mine is the multi-angle-trigger-grip as seen in the attached link (no relation to seller). The white button adjusts...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By shimokita
The conflict in Vietnam happened... and field...

The conflict in Vietnam happened...

and field photographers discovered the (Nikon) SLR. The 28mm in F-mount and PJ's started to get on board... it wasn't autofocus at that time... keep your head...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-15-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 69,569
Posted By shimokita
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,866
Posted By shimokita
For the most part I stick with one lens for the...

For the most part I stick with one lens for the entire roll... I go through periods with the 28, 50, or 100 where I might shoot one roll with the 28 or 100 and then a couple of rolls with the 50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By shimokita
For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak...

For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak Gold 200 and Neopan 100 (Acros 100 II ?). Most likely 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the MP and F3P respectively. For historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,657
Posted By shimokita
Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or...

Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or format, or...

I favor 50... 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH on the MP and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the F3P, but when I first got my MP I made a decision to try...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By shimokita
I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up...

I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up from that first group)... and dropped my college deferment at the end of '69. One of my buddies got #1 and immediately enlisted... wild days.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By shimokita
Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100......

Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100... haven't used either, but I have shot RB67 with K/L 90 f/3.5 L (44mm equiv.), APS-c & full frame dSLR, 135 format film, Fuji x100t, and FLs across the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 6,311
Posted By shimokita
Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka...

Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka Komori

Also available from Amazon as a Kindle book... 226 pages, USD 22.00, Published April 13, 2015
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,826
Posted By shimokita
The first message I received when accessing Adobe...

The first message I received when accessing Adobe Japan was "Operating System update required to install Lightroom"

Here in Japan it seems that the price is JPY 12,963 per year tax in (approx USD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By shimokita
One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a...

One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a lens reviewer) is consistency. Not so much how they rate the lens, but how they evaluate it based on previous lens reviews. Very rarely do I look at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By shimokita
off camera flash.... with wireless trigger. Put...

off camera flash.... with wireless trigger.
Put the flash in a cargo pants pocket when not needed
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 911,473
Posted By shimokita
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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By shimokita
I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the...

I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the subject matter usually determines what system I select... sometimes I wonder about my decision making process.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,204
Posted By shimokita
Depends on the subject and results I am looking...

Depends on the subject and results I am looking for. The Sekonic 758 gets a fair bit of use, with the IIIf it's a Gossen Luna Pro. The electronic finder cameras with compensation dial are a great...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By shimokita
Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small...

Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small blower, microfiber cloth, and since 11-March-2011 there is a whistle in the bag. Studies showed that the latter item greatly increases the chance of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 2,556
Views: 635,776
Posted By shimokita
Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light...

Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light rain...

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stitched image, comprising of three photos, x100t...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,525
Posted By shimokita
From your list... It depends on if you are...

From your list...

It depends on if you are hiking in the canyon or just shooting from the rim. But assuming you walk down at least a little, I would take:

№ 6. Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 AI, always nice...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,000
Posted By shimokita
新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...

新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,301
Posted By shimokita
I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is...

I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is that my trips extend for 2-3-4 weeks at a time. I prefer film, but also want to do realtime updates... and as a 'complication' my flip phone doesn't...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,301
Posted By shimokita
option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm...

option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm sounds ideal...
I would not add any additional lenses.

the question is what film would you take.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By shimokita
I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in...

I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in both the MP and Nikon F3P. My (limited) understanding is that lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. On the other hand there are restrictions...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By shimokita
Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R &...

Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R & GFX 50S while visiting Fuji Square in the Tokyo Mid-Town Complex. The technical staff felt quite strongly that they will continue to offer the 44 x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By shimokita
Excellent... thanks for the link.

Excellent... thanks for the link.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By shimokita
all the gear is in the drybox...

all the gear is in the drybox...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,789
Posted By shimokita
The only reason I purchase film online is because...

The only reason I purchase film online is because Kodak doesn't sell certain products in Japan (e.g. Gold 200)... buy from NY with delivery less than one week - Order to Door.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By shimokita
A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question...

A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question of auto defrost for the moment)

and for plan-to-shoot-soon I use the bottom shelf of my wine refer. Of course the down side is I give up space for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By shimokita
I have a "Hakuba Shell" SP-QA01MCMRD - shell...

I have a "Hakuba Shell"

SP-QA01MCMRD - shell QA01 Movie Case Medium ReD
It's a video camera bag but the x100t fits perfectly so a couple x-series lens should fit. The product comes with a removable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By shimokita
Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount Leica...

Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount
Leica MP and 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
Pentax SPF and SMCT 55mm f/1.2
Nikon F3P and Ai-S 50mm f/1.2

Funny... I just realized that I don't have a 50mm for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,354
Posted By shimokita
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed"...

Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed" conversations with Paul Cronin... with a lot of relevance for still photographers. The book is dedicated to "the Last Lion", Amos Vogel... so I took a look...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,364
Posted By shimokita
Ignoring for the moment the bit about the...

Ignoring for the moment the bit about the validity of DXO scores as an example reference point of quantification, the question is still valid but probably rhetorical.

It's like buying wine... the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By shimokita
In my experience shooting in the cold with the...

In my experience shooting in the cold with the Nikon F3P, same batteries as my film MP... if the battery is near the end of it's life cycle the cold pushes it over the edge.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By shimokita
Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a...

Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a change bag, or to the exact shape as in the photo of the leader you posted. My only similar, but different, experience is cutting film for my IIIf...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By shimokita
This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt"...

This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt" (BKA) seems to be a distribution channel... 10,000 managers and one guy doing the work...

In January, 2010, Omega Acquisition acquired the assets of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By shimokita
The two ways to look at articles like this are at...

The two ways to look at articles like this are at face value and/or what's the agenda.

Lewis Bush has an agenda... "I start from the standpoint that power is always problematic because its natural...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,221
Posted By shimokita
Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?...

Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?
Ans: What I haven't realized yet

That planning sometimes results a different outcome... That it's not a matter of slowing down, it's just being ready...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,944
Posted By shimokita
Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with...

Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with Kodak Gold 200 but I can't find it here... I order from NYC. It would be my go-to color film in Japan. I normally shoot b&w... Fuji Neopan 100...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,879
Posted By shimokita
-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better...

-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better eye), right hand up with (d)SLR... with the RF it's about 50-50
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By shimokita
I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM)...

I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM) which I use on a Leica IIIf and with a Leica adapter on my MP (film) with no problems... love the lens

If you have access to a Leica thread mount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,578
Posted By shimokita
I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more...

I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more in digital files that I periodically post on social media as "Throw Back Thursday"... actually family and friends love the TBT posts, but not the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By shimokita
'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I...

'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I understand that some of the newer Fuji X-series cameras are approaching that. A 12 page article with ~80 pages of comments ; )

Thanks for the link...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,929
Posted By shimokita
Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister...

Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister when I was born... and there have been 30 PMs in my lifetime... suddenly I feel a little older ; )
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2019
Replies: 1,431
Views: 196,624
Posted By shimokita
Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019 Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm...

Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019
Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm f/1.2, Fuji Neopan ISO 400

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Casey
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,559
Posted By shimokita
Food is a major part of the experience, and...

Food is a major part of the experience, and finding a small shop is fun... everyone has their favorite, and the good news is you don't have to spend a lot...

Have a great trip...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,735
Posted By shimokita
I recently needed to upgrade my phone... The...

I recently needed to upgrade my phone...

The same six points seem to be relevent across different digital technologies...

My choice for personal use was a 3G/4G flip phone that I configured without...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By shimokita
According to the Sekonic website... and unless...

According to the Sekonic website... and unless it's a typo or my misunderstanding...

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Display Range
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 3 to 13,107,200

Measuring Range (ISO100)
Ambient...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,145
Posted By shimokita
As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo". For me...

As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo".

For me it's mostly the Nikon F3 or Mamiya RB67 (albeit the latter less often). Yes I can hand hold the SLR or x100t when using NDGrad filters but it's better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By shimokita
This thread is a hoot ; )

This thread is a hoot ; )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,495
Posted By shimokita
I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5...

I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 - the former was factory Ai'ed before I purchased it and the latter I had Ai'ed at Kiitos in Shinagawa Tokyo. Both get used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,712
Posted By shimokita
Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata,...

Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture - January 2018

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MP, 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By shimokita
Nice cover photo... The cover of the report*...

Nice cover photo...

The cover of the report* features 'Earth Kiln' by Li Huaifeng, 2018 World Press Photo Contest winner.

*The State of News Photography 2018: Photojournalists' attitudes toward...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,818
Posted By shimokita
NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto extension ring... second hand in ex. condition and an HS-14 new off the shelf... to be used on a Nikon F3HP / Nikon F3P.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,618
Posted By shimokita
I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the...

I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the rice terraces of Batad / Banaue about nine hours drive north of Manila... we started at midnight to avoid the traffic in the city and the tricycles in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By shimokita
Ouch... My only international shipping experience...

Ouch... My only international shipping experience is with multiple packages from B&H New York to Tokyo... they use DHL and I have had zero problems. When I first started ordering from B&H the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By shimokita
It was never about the price... one part is about...

It was never about the price... one part is about community and working with an individual who truly loves photography. We chat about recent photo trips or shoot the breeze about equipment... they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By shimokita
I would start my own b&w development except that...

I would start my own b&w development except that once I got started it would be my luck there we would have a discontinuance of chemical availability... in any case, I don't give up shooting film ; )
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By shimokita
Talking business with a mom & pop camera store in Tokyo...

As the title said, I recently talked to the owner of a local small business where I have had my film developed for years. It seems that in 2019 the major labs (Fujifilm & Kodak) will no longer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since...

Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since leaving the office some years ago as I am more busy now then ever. So while time, money, interest, etc. are "nice" I was looking for something tangible...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,709
Posted By shimokita
"The superior man understands what is right; the...

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." ― Confucius... to be honest it sounds more like a fortune cookie quote but it highlights my point.

Some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By shimokita
If I understand you correctly when you try to...

If I understand you correctly when you try to focus to infinity the infinity mark (∞) does a hard stop about 1mm from the 'distance index dot'.

When you have the lens off the camera can you align...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,728
Posted By shimokita
The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a...

The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a little something for myself, because I know what I want ; ) Friday I found the following second hand...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S with PN-11...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By shimokita
I am using one of the big camera maker's...

I am using one of the big camera maker's program... it came with the camera, it does almost all I need and the price was right... at the time PS was the "only" alternative and I didn't want to go...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By shimokita
Do you get the same results if you reverse the...

Do you get the same results if you reverse the strip: 1-2-3 to 3-2-1?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By shimokita
I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's...

I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's just too many... Every couple of years I get out the carton boxes and have a look see... hard to let go, but at least in our family I can't imagine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By shimokita
Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux...

Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux 50/1.4 will cover most locations in the city.

Since you will have a base (hotel or other) in Tokyo and because you have a good rapport with the lens......
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,728
Posted By shimokita
Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after...

Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after 10 years my Toshiba NB505 with 1GB memory is finally past its use by date... it served me well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By shimokita
I have a couple and for me it comes down to...

I have a couple and for me it comes down to ergonomics including the finder experience. Given an 'equiv. lens' what else is there to recommend one body over another when thinking about end results. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with...

Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with a 50mm or 28mm
Forum: Photo Software 10-16-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,040
Posted By shimokita
You might try one of the mfg editing packages...

You might try one of the mfg editing packages like Canon DPP (download or from a photographer that uses Canon). Basic functions and you can scan your film as TIF. If multiple TIF file options...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By shimokita
Maybe different from most... everything gets...

Maybe different from most... everything gets developed at the lab. I use a 'mom & pop' and they keep an eye on the quality for that end of the process. The negs come back in decent shape and I can...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By shimokita
I already had the AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 so I...

I already had the AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 so I went with the wider AI-S 20 f/2.8 which works for me... shooting with the Nikon F3P body.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By shimokita
There is a camera shop ( カメラ ) in the video at...

There is a camera shop ( カメラ ) in the video at 4:13...
might be able to track it down \(ツ)/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,011
Posted By shimokita
In part it's that 'bad taste in the mouth'...

In part it's that 'bad taste in the mouth' experience many had when using zooms on manual focus cameras - maybe without TTL metering... just too much going on at one time. Given the improvement in...
Forum: Travel 10-11-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,028
Posted By shimokita
For a couple of years I had a portable back-up...

For a couple of years I had a portable back-up device, Panasonic?? (similar to the "Sanho drive" you describe) that accepted CF and SD cards... the problem was that the battery eventually died and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By shimokita
I would bet that we all have 'something'...

I would bet that we all have 'something' (location / subject / theme) that no matter what we do or how many times we do it, it's not quite right, now quite what we want. I have always put it off as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By shimokita
I know that some photographers shoot around a...

I know that some photographers shoot around a location, looking for the best angle or waiting for the clouds to move or the sun to cross the heavens. I have been called a 'fast shooter' and most...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-02-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By shimokita
I think it might depend on the camera... I find...

I think it might depend on the camera... I find that there is a big difference between (for example) the 5DII and the x100f. In my experience the latter manages the noise much better when adjusting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By shimokita
I understand that the marketing boys call it...

I understand that the marketing boys call it "ISO-less", which I always understood to mean that there was a wider range of adjustment available in the gamma correction. With the Fuji x100f that is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 5,210
Posted By shimokita
I bet you just love auto play HD video... To be...

I bet you just love auto play HD video...

To be fair, I can take or leave internet connections and often travel without a computer, only my old flip phone (voice and SMS). It's just when I read an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 5,210
Posted By shimokita
What is interesting to me is that we still need...

What is interesting to me is that we still need hosting sites... There is only one site that I know of and access on a regular basis that still requires the use of an external hosting site to post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,115
Posted By shimokita
I purchased a black SPF from a very reputable...

I purchased a black SPF from a very reputable dealer who said the meter didn't work... I cleaned the contacts, put in a new battery and it worked like a charm.

Have fun...
Casey
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,114
Posted By shimokita
Consider the NIKKOR-H Auto 2.8cm F3.5... "it's a...

Consider the NIKKOR-H Auto 2.8cm F3.5... "it's a reversed telephoto type (now called retrofocus type) composed of a concave front lens group having a convexo (positive) lens and a concave lens and; a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By shimokita
Just FYI: The way that I understand it, the...

Just FYI: The way that I understand it, the labeling of diopters is different by maker, so what works on one camera may be labeled different for another camera.

Leica MP: The Leica M-Viewfinder is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
Posted By shimokita
One option is to get rid of the 35 \(ツ)/ As...

One option is to get rid of the 35 \(ツ)/

As Roger wrote the 28 can loose some luster if you like shooting wider... a 21mm is looking good... it's all such a personal choice.

My film rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By shimokita
The short answer is it depends on your eyes... I...

The short answer is it depends on your eyes... I can see close but not distance without my glasses and I am using a diopter labled -1.5 on my MP.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,203
Posted By shimokita
It's not the USA but... our local train station...

It's not the USA but...

our local train station has a community library... all free of course including internet access. The trend is to use small community centers rather than huge (and costly)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,115
Posted By shimokita
I have a black Pentax Spotmatic F... I had one in...

I have a black Pentax Spotmatic F... I had one in the 1970s it was stolen in the 80s and a few years ago I built up another kit including: SMCT 28mm f/3.5, 35mm f/3.5, 55mm f/1.2, 105mm f/2.8, and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By shimokita
Often use two cameras and almost always travel...

Often use two cameras and almost always travel with two. For the most part it's a Nikon F3P with 50mm and a Fuji x100t with 35mm equivalent. Both on neck strap, the Fuji on a shorter leash. For me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,835
Posted By shimokita
Picked up 24 rolls of Fuji Neopan ACOS 100 at...

Picked up 24 rolls of Fuji Neopan ACOS 100 at Yodobashi Shinjuku Main Store & East branch a few hours ago... the staff said at the current rate that most likely they will run out next month, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2018
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,238
Posted By shimokita
IIIf, Canon 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, & 135mm...

IIIf, Canon 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, & 135mm f/3.5
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By shimokita
If there is the possibility that you could scan...

If there is the possibility that you could scan using different equipment in the future you might consider cutting your 35mm negatives as the lab does. Never less than three frames (including...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By shimokita
+1 I have been looking at the Manfrotto...

+1



I have been looking at the Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W for a long time... my 190CXPRO4 has the 486 ball head and I have been looking to upgrade... I am a little concerned that the friction knob design...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By shimokita
I am using a old aluminum SLIK with my RB67 and...

I am using a old aluminum SLIK with my RB67 and prefer a three way head rather than a ball head, with a bigger camera I like the control of a three axis head YMMV. Can't pack the SLIK in a suitcase...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 3,029
Posted By shimokita
I was recently contemplating "less used gear" in...

I was recently contemplating "less used gear" in the drybox... so not necessarily the same anticipation level as an upcoming spring break during college. I enjoy reading the product news letters and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By shimokita
__________ I have the 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH,...

__________

I have the 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH, the data sheet gives the following:

Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)

For 35 mm (24 x 36 mm): 75°/65°/46°

for M8 (18 x 27 mm):...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By shimokita
a typical 28mm lens will have 65° - 46° - 75°...

a typical 28mm lens will have 65° - 46° - 75° angle of view depending if you are talking about width, height, or diagonal ; )
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,235
Posted By shimokita
Having the same sensor size (FL consistency)...

Having the same sensor size (FL consistency) across one's gear makes some sense if you're changing lenses. On the other hand as an x100t user I don't see any reason to replace or upgrade what is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By shimokita
As far as I understand you have no financial...

As far as I understand you have no financial loss... on the other hand maybe the seller...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By shimokita
Squatting or lowering your position (one knee on...

Squatting or lowering your position (one knee on the ground) can create interesting images. If you are concerned with vertical lines (buildings etc.) in the background you might want to hold the...
Forum: Other RF 09-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By shimokita
in B (bulb) mode you need to do self timing,...

in B (bulb) mode you need to do self timing, based on meter or estimation...

"At" mode would allow you to set the aperture (and ISO) and let the camera calculate the duration.

One of the best film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,342
Posted By shimokita
(ツ) I never really understood the popularity of...

(ツ) I never really understood the popularity of the 35mm, sure it's a great compromise lens but wider and longer are more interesting / (ツ)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By shimokita
I have the Fuji x100t and image size can be set...

I have the Fuji x100t and image size can be set to L, M, or S and withing each size the crop can be 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1. The number of photos that will fit on the SD card will be different for each...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,618
Posted By shimokita
I am not a professional photographer at the...

I am not a professional photographer at the moment.

For the most part the choice is functional e.g. if I am going to be using ND Grad filters than it's an SLR rather than a film RF. For salt water...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By shimokita
I am using the "Hakuba Shell" SP-QA01MCMRD -...

I am using the "Hakuba Shell"

SP-QA01MCMRD - shell QA01 Movie Case Medium ReD
It's a video camera bag but the x100t fits perfectly
Comes with a shoulder strap and belt loops, but I just throw mine...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-22-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By shimokita
It's one of those things where a star rating...

It's one of those things where a star rating system has little value... the old adage about knowing your equipment. I find that I learn to love or come to appreciate this or that over time, whereas...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-22-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By shimokita
Just FYI: I have my Fuji x100t set for finder...

Just FYI: I have my Fuji x100t set for finder only (and can switch between optical and electronic finder by an external toggle switch), so the back screen is black when shooting. There is no display...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,559
Posted By shimokita
Every December and/or January I go to the north...

Every December and/or January I go to the north of Japan... just love the snow country. Been to Hokkaido many times and over the years have visited most areas in that prefecture... one visit found...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,629
Posted By shimokita
It also comes down to specific lenses... I really...

It also comes down to specific lenses... I really like my old Nikon 50 f/1.2 & 85 f/1.4 but IMHO the results from the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 tend to be more interesting with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By shimokita
Tenth Shinjuku Camera Expo Takashimaya Dept....

Tenth Shinjuku Camera Expo
Takashimaya Dept. Store 11F, Shinjuku
August 15-21, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last day until 4:00 PM)

It's been a couple of years since I attended one of the department...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By shimokita
I got started with manual focus equipment (Pentax...

I got started with manual focus equipment (Pentax SP / SP F) so when good auto focus rolled around I was a happy guy. Still using AF, Canon 5DII (back button focus) and Fuji X100T (face recognition)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By shimokita
I had a similar problem with a used F3... new...

I had a similar problem with a used F3... new batteries etc. It went to the repair shop (Kiitos - http://photo-kiitos.co.jp) in Tokyo. It turned out that the previous owner had taken the camera out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By shimokita
Congratulations... enjoy ; )

Congratulations... enjoy ; )
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