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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By David R Munson
Cool. Sent him an email.

Cool. Sent him an email.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By David R Munson
When I last tried to get in touch with Weber, I...

When I last tried to get in touch with Weber, I got no response. I also got a couple of private warnings from people who were unsatisfied with his work.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By David R Munson
Is Essex Camera closed and what's the next best choice?

I have boxed up my grandfather's Konica Autoreflex T2, which needs work on the film advance mechanism. Based on so much praise, I was going to send it off to Essex Camera. An email to them bounced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2013
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
I'm glad you're enjoying the thread. I'm very...

I'm glad you're enjoying the thread. I'm very pleased with the fact that it has stuck around this long and contains so many fine images!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By David R Munson
Right now I have the AR 57mm f/1.4 which isn't...

Right now I have the AR 57mm f/1.4 which isn't exactly award-winning in performance but has a lovely look to it. I also have an AR 28mm f/3.5 with the original hood. The 40mm pancake is on my list...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By David R Munson
Yup. Me too. Once when I was drunk I actually...

Yup. Me too. Once when I was drunk I actually pounded a nail into a piece of wood with mine to prove a point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By David R Munson
Accessorizing my Grandfather's Konica SLR

Some time soon I'm going to finally send off my Grandfather's old Konica Autoreflex T2 for servicing. When I get it back, I intend to start using it. I'd also like to give it a snazzy accessory or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2012
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
New scan of a negative I made a couple years...

New scan of a negative I made a couple years back. I really need to be more timely about how I approach my work...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8251962771_d4f6b11665_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 66,819
Posted By David R Munson
A new scan of an old negative shot when I was in...

A new scan of an old negative shot when I was in Korea, using the 80/1.9 like I prefer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7881713404_cbb67bd15d_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 66,819
Posted By David R Munson
Excellent purchase! :D

Excellent purchase! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2012
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
A few recent...

A few recent shots/scans:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7881713404_cbb67bd15d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/7881713404/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By David R Munson
The best place for CLA on a Konica Autoreflex T?

I have in my possession my grandfather's old Konica Autoreflex T. Cosmetically, it is perfect, same goes for its two lenses. The lubricant has gone all gummy over the years, however, and I want to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-24-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,588
Posted By David R Munson
There was a second line of Hasselblad bodies that...

There was a second line of Hasselblad bodies that had a built-in focal-plane shutter. They were able to use all the leaf-shuttered lenses, as well as the handful of lenses *without* shutters, such as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-20-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 10,645
Posted By David R Munson
Hey guys. So it's this thread again, is it? In...

Hey guys. So it's this thread again, is it? In response, I intend to go light my ass on fire and run around singing the national anthems of nations that do not yet exist. I figure it'll accomplish...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 66,819
Posted By David R Munson
After an absence from RFF, I'm pleased to see...

After an absence from RFF, I'm pleased to see this thread back on the first page! I'm back in the US now, and with a stack of negs and a scanner on hand, I intend to add to it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,156
Posted By David R Munson
Threads like this. Time spent complaining is...

Threads like this. Time spent complaining is better spent photographing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2012
Replies: 229
Views: 30,997
Posted By David R Munson
So many nice film bodies out there, but I'd like...

So many nice film bodies out there, but I'd like to take the opportunity to put in a vote for the Canon EOS 3. If the eye-controlled focus works for you, it's the best thing ever put on an AF camera....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By David R Munson
OP- I like the shots. Are you living in...

OP- I like the shots. Are you living in Kaohsiung? I'm there now and will be for another year. Great city!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 29,168
Posted By David R Munson
Out of curiosity: why did you stop?

Out of curiosity: why did you stop?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,027
Posted By David R Munson
Photography is my career and my background in...

Photography is my career and my background in general. Still not my full time day job, but I don't mind.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 23,699
Posted By David R Munson
One...

One more:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2382112427_162edd0d75_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/2382112427/)
Dead shovel, dead film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 23,699
Posted By David R Munson
Not a rangefinder shot, but slow film...

Not a rangefinder shot, but slow film indeed:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2161/2389950827_7c1e6bb6c6_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/2389950827/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 51,754
Posted By David R Munson
How would SWC users characterize the viewfinder...

How would SWC users characterize the viewfinder in practical terms? I've heard wildly varying opinions. I know there are different viewfinders, but at their worst, how bad are they? If I happen to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By David R Munson
This is true, actually. I had forgotten about...

This is true, actually. I had forgotten about that. I actually just went and held the 67 at a slow speed and found that the big jolt I feel is primarily at the *end* of the exposure. It seems to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By David R Munson
I have one with the mirror lock-up, but it has...

I have one with the mirror lock-up, but it has some problems and I'm not sure yet whether I want to try to round up a new body (67 II probably) or just get an adapter to use the 105mm lens on my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By David R Munson
Vibration differences between Pentax 67 models?

I haven't been able to find this info anywhere, despite some digging. What I want to know, specifically, is whether the 67 II has any less vibration from the mirror assembly than the earlier models...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-17-2011
Replies: 456
Views: 115,529
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5450431719_20a...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5450431719_20a92d91d7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5450431719/)
Camera Lust No. 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5450431719/) by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By David R Munson
Canon 1-series, 5D II, and others definitely have...

Canon 1-series, 5D II, and others definitely have metal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By David R Munson
The 25mm lens for the 645D definitely made my...

The 25mm lens for the 645D definitely made my pants a bit tighter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2011
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Some recent...

Some recent bits

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5435750197_46d7e655a9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5435750197/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2011
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Some more new shots from my daily...

Some more new shots from my daily project.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5353922726_634a25500f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5353922726/)
Lonely Dog...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2011
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Some new...

Some new shots:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5335261185_bcf6e6c7d6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5335261185/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Time to get this thread going again. Some new...

Time to get this thread going again. Some new shots from Taiwan.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5296417910_06655d255e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5296417910/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Some recent shots from Japan and...

Some recent shots from Japan and Taiwan

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5200435375_e593e4ca9c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/5200435375/)
Untitled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By David R Munson
No worries. :) I seriously thought I missed...

No worries. :) I seriously thought I missed something, as I commonly find myself out of the loop.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By David R Munson
Did I miss something? Is APSc getting the axe?

Did I miss something? Is APSc getting the axe?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 36,136
Posted By David R Munson
I started with Nikon and still love it so I'll...

I started with Nikon and still love it so I'll throw in a vote for the F100, but overall my pick for #1 best AF film SLR ever made would be the Canon EOS 3. No AF camera has *ever* allowed me such...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,214
Posted By David R Munson
Hahaha yes completely true! +1 for the built-in...

Hahaha yes completely true! +1 for the built-in bellows!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,214
Posted By David R Munson
Some clarification here. RB lenses can be...

Some clarification here. RB lenses can be mounted/used on RZ bodies, but not the other way around as RB cameras lack any way to operate the electronically-controlled shutters in RZ lenses.

There is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,214
Posted By David R Munson
+1 on the RZ/RB being fine cameras to walk around...

+1 on the RZ/RB being fine cameras to walk around with. For a long time I used an RB67 with 127mm lens, prism, bellows shade, and grip for walking around every day.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By David R Munson
If you don't like the hood for the Canon EF 35mm f/2...

I have been annoyed to no end with the fiddly, easily-knock-offable nature of Canon's hood for their EF 35mm f/2 lens. This weekend I replaced mine with a Nikon HN-3 metal, screw-in shade and I...
Forum: Off Topic 09-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By David R Munson
Essentially, KEH is without question the best...

Essentially, KEH is without question the best used equipment dealer I have ever dealt with, by mail or in person. I have been buying from them for more than 10 years and they remain the absolute...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2010
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,730
Posted By David R Munson
I still say that has one of the best-looking...

I still say that has one of the best-looking vertical grips of any SLR.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-26-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 5,018
Posted By David R Munson
One had best be sportin' gold-tone Nike Dunks...

One had best be sportin' gold-tone Nike Dunks while shooting with that thing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,803
Posted By David R Munson
Great images! Really nice effect and...

Great images! Really nice effect and well-applied, too. I've seen a lot of IR stuff that just seemed unnecessary at best, but these work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,464
Posted By David R Munson
I've never had this problem. The added size of a...

I've never had this problem. The added size of a lens hood has never bothered me, and I find that dust can easily be addressed should it accumulate to any objectionable level.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,464
Posted By David R Munson
Another reason to use a proper lens hood and...

Another reason to use a proper lens hood and leave it on all the time!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 8,802
Posted By David R Munson
A call-out - can those of you decrying "fine art"...

A call-out - can those of you decrying "fine art" provide specific examples? For example, can the OP provide examples of the work in the magazine that was so bad?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By David R Munson
Any chance for an official opinion on this matter?

Any chance for an official opinion on this matter?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By David R Munson
Jeorge - do you mean that where the fitting goes...

Jeorge - do you mean that where the fitting goes the hole isn't fully round but has a flat spot in it? That is, roughly d-shaped?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-09-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By David R Munson
*** am I reading? RFF needs a "sage"...

*** am I reading?

RFF needs a "sage" function
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-09-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By David R Munson
On another site (I can't remember which) there...

On another site (I can't remember which) there was a secondary search option built into the site which allowed one to make a google search confined to that site, but it was built into the site so...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-09-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By David R Munson
This search thing is annoying....

So tonight I got this:



I go this when searching for "canon 7 frame counter." I've run into this sort of thing far too often. It's just hilariously bad and it makes the site less user-friendly....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2010
Replies: 110
Views: 30,027
Posted By David R Munson
I still really want one of those Yashica Samurai...

I still really want one of those Yashica Samurai half-frames. To me not so much ugly as it is....funky. I like funky.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By David R Munson
Rounding up parts may (or may not, hopefully I'm...

Rounding up parts may (or may not, hopefully I'm wrong) be difficult. What parts are you looking for, exactly? You may be able to find something that, while not technically the prescribed part, works...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,063
Posted By David R Munson
Canon EOS 3, EF 35mm f/2

Canon EOS 3, EF 35mm f/2
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-03-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By David R Munson
Out of curiosity - why are people so afraid to...

Out of curiosity - why are people so afraid to just type the word "eBay." I've noticed this being the case basically as long as eBay has been around. What gives? (curious only, not criticizing :))
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Thanks - it's one of the few times that I've had...

Thanks - it's one of the few times that I've had someone who was afraid of the camera manage to spontaneously turn it into something good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
A couple new shots. Pentax 67, 105mm, Tri-X....

A couple new shots. Pentax 67, 105mm, Tri-X. Scans from silver prints.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4941731413_03ecbc7bc1_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By David R Munson
You guys make me feel like an abusive...

You guys make me feel like an abusive photographer. Permanent protective filters? OCD cleaning rituals?

My **** gets rained on, set down directly in the dirt when I'm lying on the ground to get a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,063
Posted By David R Munson
Pentax 67 with 105mm and a Canon EOS 3 with 35mm...

Pentax 67 with 105mm and a Canon EOS 3 with 35mm f/2, both loaded with Tri-X
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By David R Munson
Ha! Of course, it made me think of...

Ha!

Of course, it made me think of this:

http://www.whattheduck.net/sites/default/files/WTD95_0.gif
From http://www.whattheduck.net/strip/95
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By David R Munson
Ah, I see. So much for that. :)

Ah, I see. So much for that. :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By David R Munson
If you have materials on hand and the ability to...

If you have materials on hand and the ability to do the sewing, it would be pretty easy to graft a longer section of 10mm webbing onto something like a Domke strap, which IMO is just about the best...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,335
Posted By David R Munson
An excellent suggestion. For the sake of...

An excellent suggestion. For the sake of reference, Ellis Library at Ohio University in Athens has a tremendous photographic library - worth a visit by anyone in that part of the country.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By David R Munson
When the hood bayonets on, is it that the hood...

When the hood bayonets on, is it that the hood doesn't rotate quite far enough? Or is it that it rotates a little too far before stopping? Either way, one could modify the hood (being a lot less...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,335
Posted By David R Munson
That is very true. Araki's range is pretty...

That is very true. Araki's range is pretty extraordinary.



I can't think of any other way I'd rather spend my last days.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,335
Posted By David R Munson
For the point of argument, I would like to point...

For the point of argument, I would like to point out Nobuyoshi Araki. The man is known to top 50 rolls in a day sometimes, has published more than 300 books, and having just turned 70 is still going...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By David R Munson
Maybe this sounds contradictory, but I'd say you...

Maybe this sounds contradictory, but I'd say you need to spend more time without the camera. This way you can practice seeing without the pressure of making images. After all, if you don't see the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By David R Munson
It was definitely an ugly little thing, but did...

It was definitely an ugly little thing, but did it ever work!
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2010
Replies: 312
Views: 23,757
Posted By David R Munson
"Underrated Photographers" thread is here...

"Underrated Photographers" thread is here (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=94145).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 5,833
Posted By David R Munson
Underrated Photographers

As discussed in the "overrated photographers" thread, I think we need this for balance and for a more positive exploration of work that is insufficiently seen and under-appreciated, for whatever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By David R Munson
By far the most sensitive and accurate meter for...

By far the most sensitive and accurate meter for low light I've ever used was a Quantum Calcu-Light XP. Out of production now and expensive as hell when they do surface (in my experience), but a...
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2010
Replies: 312
Views: 23,757
Posted By David R Munson
I'd also rather add to a thread about underrated...

I'd also rather add to a thread about underrated photographers...did anyone start one that I missed somewhere or does someone still need to make it?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2010
Replies: 554
Views: 98,441
Posted By David R Munson
I am not a father and may never be, but I would...

I am not a father and may never be, but I would like to note how wonderful it is how much love comes through in these images. It's beautiful.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-19-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 14,537
Posted By David R Munson
Do you mean difference as in quality or...

Do you mean difference as in quality or difference as in "hey that looks like a digital capture?" Either way, kind of depends on the prints in question. Really good digital prints can be just as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-19-2010
Replies: 245
Views: 14,537
Posted By David R Munson
I'll jump in with a small mix of shots - both...

I'll jump in with a small mix of shots - both digital and film-based b&w. Personally I like both and can't wait to have a new digital body on hand so I have that tool back in my arsenal. Oh, and I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
A simple shot from testing my new Pentax 67, but...

A simple shot from testing my new Pentax 67, but it turned out in a way that I quite like.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4905089184_8890b847c5_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2010
Replies: 834
Views: 143,163
Posted By David R Munson
Warning: non RF...

Warning: non RF content.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/63815001_e9f78d148b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/63815001/)
Meat and Greet 01 by David R Munson, on Flickr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2010
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Neils you're making us all look lazy, and doing...

Neils you're making us all look lazy, and doing so with a great amount of style. Well done.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-10-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,132
Posted By David R Munson
My least favorite lens is the one I realize I...

My least favorite lens is the one I realize I really should have had on hand, but which is at home.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-10-2010
Replies: 207
Views: 29,766
Posted By David R Munson
IMO there are two valid reasons to shoot with a...

IMO there are two valid reasons to shoot with a "protective filter"

1. Your lens is vintage and has a soft lens coating that could be easily damaged through careless cleaning methods.

2. You're...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-09-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,146
Posted By David R Munson
DISCLAIMER: I *am* affiliated with the company...

DISCLAIMER: I *am* affiliated with the company making the following product, but seeing as I originally developed it for cycling and photography, I thought it might be of interest here....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,494
Posted By David R Munson
Not Leica or coffee, but I think my substitutions...

Not Leica or coffee, but I think my substitutions remain appropriate. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/95160466_5abc99fefb_o.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2010
Replies: 122
Views: 9,393
Posted By David R Munson
I just received a 2x3' silver/white reflector...

I just received a 2x3' silver/white reflector panel made by California Sunbounce. Best reflectors on the market. I have never owned and refuse to own a pop-up reflector. Especially now that I own...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By David R Munson
Probably won't amount to anything. If I can take...

Probably won't amount to anything. If I can take a handheld photo with my Pentax 67 at 1/15 and get pretty sharp results, I think you're safe with your M. :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-04-2010
Replies: 181
Views: 17,820
Posted By David R Munson
My little Beatrix. Her father was a big Maine...

My little Beatrix. Her father was a big Maine Coon, which is amazing considering how tiny she is. I haven't seen her in a year, as she's with my father while I am abroad....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,974
Posted By David R Munson
Unhappy Why no ECF on Canon digital bodies?

I adore my EOS 3, but the thing I love most about it is the eye-controlled focus (ECF). For those unacquainted, this is a system that allows autofocus points to be selected based on where the user is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2010
Replies: 481
Views: 76,316
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4550447363_258...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4550447363_25851ec286.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By David R Munson
Whaaaaaaaaa? Modern lenses aren't likely to be...

Whaaaaaaaaa? Modern lenses aren't likely to be harmed by cleaning, even if you go about it like a ham-handed gorilla, so long as you're not rubbing it with something abrasive. True, some people spend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,638
Posted By David R Munson
Last week I ordered film and a few other items...

Last week I ordered film and a few other items from a dealer here in South Korea. I wanted to order a good quantity of Tri-X 120, but ended up having to settle for the last 18 rolls they had in...
Forum: Off Topic 07-22-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 6,312
Posted By David R Munson
I can only speak for myself, but I shoot a ton of...

I can only speak for myself, but I shoot a ton of film and in fact just bought yet another film camera (Pentax 67) because I simply love film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 5,318
Posted By David R Munson
I've since switched to Canon (though I miss...

I've since switched to Canon (though I miss Nikon), but shot Nikon for years and have some shots for this thread. Also, lots of really great material in this thread. Great work,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By David R Munson
WAT Which is to say, WAT

WAT

Which is to say, WAT
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By David R Munson
I cannot imagine how comparatively stunted my...

I cannot imagine how comparatively stunted my growth as a self-taught photographer would have been without his writings. The loss of the man is sad, but at least his writings remain. He made a great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By David R Munson
Arca-type L-plates to fit Canon Booster E1?

I have a Canon EOS 3 to which I have fitted the Power Drive Booster E1. I'd like to get a dedicated L-plate to fit an arca-type QR clamp, but am having trouble finding info about whether such a thing...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By David R Munson
I normally wear a Timex sports digital watch with...

I normally wear a Timex sports digital watch with a million functions, primarily because on a given day I'm likely to use the stopwatch, countdown timer, and alarm functions for photographic and...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,816
Posted By David R Munson
B&W. Between shooting almost nothing but for a...

B&W. Between shooting almost nothing but for a decade or so and being partially colorblind, it just works for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By David R Munson
I cannot speak favorably enough about the 645...

I cannot speak favorably enough about the 645 Pro/Pro TL. Great cameras, reliable, durable, etc. I killed about five M645 1000s bodies, but have used the same Pro body for about the last six years...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-27-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 9,448
Posted By David R Munson
Granted I'm young, but at least in America I...

Granted I'm young, but at least in America I swear the "as" has always been there as far as my lifetime is concerned. Interesting observation. I will strive to remove unnecessary instances of "as"...
Forum: Off Topic 06-27-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By David R Munson
Because I'm curious about such things....

Bear with me here. I'm interested in other aspects of other photographers' lives. To that end, ten questions:

1. Should you find yourself to be male, with what manner of razor do you shave?
2....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-27-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 9,448
Posted By David R Munson
...perhaps I've been writing student evaluations...

...perhaps I've been writing student evaluations for too long already tonight, but can you provide an example? I'm not sure I follow.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 10,855
Posted By David R Munson
For a friend's graphic design project in...

For a friend's graphic design project in school:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/3005799770_0c7f204d1f_o.jpg

And in Mongolia aside some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,864
Posted By David R Munson
Two notes: 1. The Elan 7/7e is probably the...

Two notes:

1. The Elan 7/7e is probably the quietest focal-plane-shutter camera I've ever used.

2. The EOS 3 is, essentially and in my opinion (for my personal requirements), the best #@#($*&@&...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By David R Munson
The RZ is not so unwieldy as so many people seem...

The RZ is not so unwieldy as so many people seem to think it is. It's like a running gag. I find it to be a pleasure to use, even handheld. The size and weight really aren't all that objectionable if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2010
Replies: 123
Views: 37,995
Posted By David R Munson
If I ever get an M body again, a Zhou case will...

If I ever get an M body again, a Zhou case will be a first purchase for it. I'm currently using a Zhou wrist strap and couldn't be more pleased. Bottom line the man makes good products and is a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6,470
Posted By David R Munson
I've taken to just doing the masking tape thing,...

I've taken to just doing the masking tape thing, as others have suggested. Not the prettiest tactic out there but effective.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-23-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By David R Munson
When assisting on things like fashion shoots...

When assisting on things like fashion shoots where the photographer is using something like a Mamiya RZ or a square-format Hasselblad, I used to gaff tape the lens so that aperture or shutter speed...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-19-2010
Replies: 230
Views: 28,527
Posted By David R Munson
I know it'll (probably) never happen but...

I know it'll (probably) never happen but basically I want a Canon 1D Mk IV, minus all digital-specific features, plus eye-controlled autofocus (ECF). Essentially a god-mode version of the EOS 3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By David R Munson
Simple test - plug everything in, set all packs...

Simple test - plug everything in, set all packs to full power and fast recycle, and fire. Repeat a few times. If a breaker trips, set everything to slow recycle and repeat. See what happens. If it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 4,076
Posted By David R Munson
At my income level, I actually have to balance my...

At my income level, I actually have to balance my photography budget in a month with how much I want to eat, any weekend trips I want to take, if I want to take my girlfriend out to dinner, etc. When...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-21-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 7,163
Posted By David R Munson
I recently re-covered my Canon 7 with gray...

I recently re-covered my Canon 7 with gray Griptac. Really great stuff, I'm planning to re-cover my Olympus Pen D with it as well. I received my order in Korea in about a week and have nothing but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2010
Replies: 200
Views: 97,020
Posted By David R Munson
Short...

Short...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 4,717
Posted By David R Munson
I basically shoot every day. Usually a roll of...

I basically shoot every day. Usually a roll of 35mm or less or the equivalent in digital frames when I'm working during the week, but when I'm going out to specifically make photographs or work on a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By David R Munson
I actually rate Neopan 1600 at EI 400 on purpose...

I actually rate Neopan 1600 at EI 400 on purpose sometimes. This is what I use when I do:

HC-110, dilution G
25 minutes at 20C/68F

An...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2010
Replies: 309
Views: 36,259
Posted By David R Munson
One of...

One of mine:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/103299642_a6b6284e7f_o.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 04-10-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 19,123
Posted By David R Munson
Mostly I shoot Tri-X. Been using it forever, and...

Mostly I shoot Tri-X. Been using it forever, and I know it inside and out. If I could get Tri-X Pan 320 in 35mm I'd shoot that a lot more, though.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-06-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,171
Posted By David R Munson
This thread was over at the first reply.

This thread was over at the first reply.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-04-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 4,842
Posted By David R Munson
Currently something around 95 rolls, mixed...

Currently something around 95 rolls, mixed between 120 and 35mm. Most of it is B&W, but some of it is color.

http://www.davidrmunson.com/photoref/backlog.jpg

When I moved to Korea I also left...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,136
Posted By David R Munson
I have the opposite problem. I spend too much...

I have the opposite problem. I spend too much time with SLR cameras and any rangefinder I pick up thereafter feels like some lame, half-incapable thing that I have to get used to again before I can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 6,219
Posted By David R Munson
Still probably my...

Still probably my best...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/36320387_4dd2fdc459_o.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 3,514
Posted By David R Munson
If this is meant as a troll post, 10/10 sir. If...

If this is meant as a troll post, 10/10 sir. If not, my jaw hangs agape.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By David R Munson
After looking around and comparing prices, etc,...

After looking around and comparing prices, etc, I'm now leaning towards an FSU 50/2. It definitely fits my budget much better than even the 50/1.8 and still gets me another stop of light when I need...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2010
Replies: 398
Views: 29,994
Posted By David R Munson
Mamiya ;) (Also Canon, to be fair)

Mamiya ;)

(Also Canon, to be fair)
Forum: Photo Software 03-29-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,539
Posted By David R Munson
I use a similar method to tomkai. Also, the...

I use a similar method to tomkai. Also, the filter he refers to can be found under Filters>Texture>Grain

My basic procedure is as follows:

1. Create a new blank layer above the image layer
2....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By David R Munson
I've got several rolls I've shot with it, though...

I've got several rolls I've shot with it, though no examples online presently. I may have something to show eventually, but presently am living overseas for an extended period of time without a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By David R Munson
I'll keep an eye out for the 50/1.8 then. I can...

I'll keep an eye out for the 50/1.8 then. I can always pick up something faster still down the road when budget permits. Have I heard about compatibility problems with the FSU lenses playing nicely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,187
Posted By David R Munson
To follow-up on my own thread, I ended up...

To follow-up on my own thread, I ended up purchasing a Canon EOS 3. I've been shooting with it for almost three months now and it's wonderful. the ECF works perfectly for me and I've had no problems...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By David R Munson
Looking for the best value in a less-sleepy 50mm

While I will always be primarily an SLR shooter, I'm really getting along well with my Canon 7. Problem is, when I bought it the lens that came with it was a 50mm f/2.8. Performance is fine, but with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 14,309
Posted By David R Munson
I voted "other" because it depends on the camera....

I voted "other" because it depends on the camera. On a square-format camera or one with a rotating back like an RB67, a waist-level finder is usually fine. However, with something like a 645 I find a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By David R Munson
While not with an RTSIII, I have done such tests...

While not with an RTSIII, I have done such tests before and have found no actual difference in practice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,856
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/36322138_4873aa0...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/36322138_4873aa0dcc_o.jpg

Took this back in 1998? I think?

Minolta X-370, 50mm f/1.7, Fuji Neopan 1600.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By David R Munson
You may not have noticed, but you've wandered...

You may not have noticed, but you've wandered into the "Evil SLR" portion of the forum. We don't mind those mirror boxes here. In fact, we coexist with them and use them to our advantage quite well....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 13,838
Posted By David R Munson
Maybe I'm just an entrenched optimist, but if...

Maybe I'm just an entrenched optimist, but if Fuji doesn't re-release Neopan 400 in 120 I expect to see pig-flying as a new Olympic sport.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-16-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,041
Posted By David R Munson
As one who also has been taught and who teaches,...

As one who also has been taught and who teaches, I see your point about the long-term relationship and agree with it. However, I feel you may be too quick to dismiss the value of a good workshop....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By David R Munson
The great number of AF points (also 45 on the EOS...

The great number of AF points (also 45 on the EOS 3) is actually a boon for the ECF, in my opinion. Just makes the system all the more flexible and versatile. As long as it's properly calibrated,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By David R Munson
I have read that Canon didn't put the ECF on...

I have read that Canon didn't put the ECF on their top-end models because it can't be guaranteed to work perfectly for all users all the time, which is a necessity for their flagship bodies. However,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By David R Munson
In praise of the Canon EOS 3

When I switched from Nikon to Canon for the sake of digital and the lens lineup, one thing I immediately missed were my film bodies. Specifically, the F3P and F4e I had. They were just perfect for my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,551
Posted By David R Munson
It has nothing to do with vanity. Absolutely...

It has nothing to do with vanity. Absolutely zero. If you have a style, your photos reflect you. If they don't your style is a lie. I've worked for years in the commercial side of things and it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2010
Replies: 132
Views: 11,391
Posted By David R Munson
I don't tape. I paint-marker. I blackout my...

I don't tape. I paint-marker. I blackout my cameras because I figure nobody else really needs to know or care what I'm shooting with. I get fewer random questions about the camera when there isn't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,551
Posted By David R Munson
As I see it, if your work does not say anything...

As I see it, if your work does not say anything about you, does not reflect you in some way, then you are simply not putting enough of yourself into your work. If one truly puts effort into his work,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By David R Munson
Stewart - what software do you use instead? I...

Stewart - what software do you use instead? I have their software, but it is kind of clumsy. I hadn't realized there was an option to not use that software.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By David R Munson
Establishing a target size for a body of work

I am in the process of editing a body of work and writing an essay. The two will eventually (within a month or two, hopefully) be combined and self-published as my first book of photography. Editing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By David R Munson
I'll see about picking one of those up. It looks...

I'll see about picking one of those up. It looks like a good starting point, at very least, and something that could easily be modified down the road or used as a departure point for a grip of my own...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By David R Munson
Well, that narrows my search down, at least. What...

Well, that narrows my search down, at least. What modern grips might fit?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,321
Posted By David R Munson
Once upon a time I had an M3 and it was...

Once upon a time I had an M3 and it was wonderful, but all said, I honestly prefer the Canon 7 I have now. There are things I like better about the Leica, but overall I prefer the Canon. Add to that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By David R Munson
Grip to fit Canon 7?

Now that I've been using my Canon 7 long enough that I know I like it and will continue to shoot with it, I'm becoming interested in either purchasing a grip to fit the camera (if available) or...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,118
Posted By David R Munson
Hi Mark. :)

Hi Mark.

:)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 10,771
Posted By David R Munson
First SLR cameras were a Minolta SRT-100 and an...

First SLR cameras were a Minolta SRT-100 and an X-370. After that Minolta X-370s then Nikon F4s, F4e, F3, F3P, Canon Elan 7, 400d, Mamiya 1000S, 645 Pro, RB67 Pro-S, RZ67 Pro. I went through about 3...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2009
Replies: 456
Views: 115,529
Posted By David R Munson
That borders on too awesome.

That borders on too awesome.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By David R Munson
Wonderful homage to one of the most important...

Wonderful homage to one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-11-2009
Replies: 157
Views: 17,459
Posted By David R Munson
Canon 7, Canon 400D, Canon Elan 7 (3x), Olympus...

Canon 7, Canon 400D, Canon Elan 7 (3x), Olympus μII, Mamiya 645 (my favorite). Also used to have a Linhof 4x5 monorail, a Yashica TLR that I need to have fixed, an Olympus half frame I really miss...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-11-2009
Replies: 456
Views: 115,529
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4000943184_954...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4000943184_954c679a45_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/4000943184/)

I really, really need to get a faster 50mm for it, but I'm already in love...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 4,207
Posted By David R Munson
There were two situations in which I used to keep...

There were two situations in which I used to keep exposure notes. The first was when I was starting out shooting and was learning the basics of proper exposure. I was shooting primarily 35mm color...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-04-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By David R Munson
Just about my favorite old...

Just about my favorite old wrench...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/36322137_45423cb996.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/36322137/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2009
Replies: 506
Views: 50,077
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2148535046_b43...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2148535046_b43bc92045.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidrmunson/2148535046/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2957052375_28df85ac12.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 5,534
Posted By David R Munson
Some really great work here. A few of...

Some really great work here.

A few of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By David R Munson
Stupid and completely unnecessary, IMO. This does...

Stupid and completely unnecessary, IMO. This does nobody any good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,381
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3498/3190240154_606...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3498/3190240154_606e9b931e_o.jpg

FWIW, this is Neopan 400 pushed to 1600 in 645 format. Developer was Ilford ID-11 if I remember correctly (either that or D-76). No...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,381
Posted By David R Munson
Sometimes a malfunctioning shutter is a wonderful...

Sometimes a malfunctioning shutter is a wonderful thing.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/1503429837_f70704ea75_o.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-30-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By David R Munson
If you go with the clear nail polish, I would...

If you go with the clear nail polish, I would screw on the eyepiece and then apply a spot of nail polish where the eyepiece meets the body, rather than applying it to the threads directly. Loctite is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By David R Munson
I had the same problem with the eyepiece on my...

I had the same problem with the eyepiece on my old Nikon F4s. What I eventually did was to use just a dab of blue Loctite to fix it in place. Not much, only a tiny little spot of it, and it never...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 13,460
Posted By David R Munson
OP: Thanks for the review. I must admit I am...

OP: Thanks for the review. I must admit I am interested in one of these now.

On a different note, which Grados are those and how do you like them? Do you listen to music much while you shoot?
Forum: Other RF 09-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By David R Munson
Well, it would only need to hold an accessory...

Well, it would only need to hold an accessory viewfinder. I could attach it a bit more firmly with some inside reinforcement if necessary. I'm not too concerned about keeping it pristine in a...
Forum: Other RF 09-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By David R Munson
Good point about the leaf springs. Makes total...

Good point about the leaf springs. Makes total sense, but it hadn't crossed my mind.
Forum: Other RF 09-28-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By David R Munson
Source for an accessory shoe?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but then weird DIY questions always seem a bit out of place, no matter where one puts them...

Anyway, does anyone know where I could find just a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By David R Munson
Fair enough on the disagreement about RC vs FB...

Fair enough on the disagreement about RC vs FB paper. It does come down to personal preference. I do think FB gets an undeserved reputation for being hard to work with, though, and I suspect a lot of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 23,857
Posted By David R Munson
I really can't think of any good reason for a...

I really can't think of any good reason for a squeegee to be involved anywhere in the darkroom, except for maybe a big floor squeegee when cleaning up the wet area of a big gang darkroom.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-28-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By David R Munson
Others have already touched on exposure and...

Others have already touched on exposure and development and such. I want to recommend a book I found particularly helpful. I used it as my textbook in college when I did an independent study in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,819
Posted By David R Munson
When I shoot with a rangefinder, I often do so...

When I shoot with a rangefinder, I often do so because I am, ultimately a hardcore SLR guy. A rangefinder is a different way of working, and it's one I really enjoy and value, even if I only shoot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 15,202
Posted By David R Munson
While there is always the drive to keep making a...

While there is always the drive to keep making a new "best" image, I do think it important to have a few shots around we genuinely like to help us feel like we're not totally off-track in involving...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By David R Munson
Oh excellent. I might be going to Seoul in a...

Oh excellent. I might be going to Seoul in a couple of weeks anyway, and if I do I'll be sure to check it out. Could be dangerous!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,635
Posted By David R Munson
I've been asked weird questions about every...

I've been asked weird questions about every camera I've ever owned.

With the Mamiya 645, people mostly ask me if it's a Hasselblad. Once, I replied, "No, it's a Mamiya," to which the person said,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By David R Munson
Excellent. Thanks!

Excellent. Thanks!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-26-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By David R Munson
Definitely. It's just a more secure, and IMO...

Definitely. It's just a more secure, and IMO logical method of holding the reflector than a lot of others out there. Little funky clips that only hold the very edge or rubber things that hold the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-26-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By David R Munson
Be aware that holder works OK, but be prepared to...

Be aware that holder works OK, but be prepared to add a couple small A-clamps (AKA spring clamps) to make it secure enough if there's any kind of wind. Also, the knuckle on that thing has a tendency...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-26-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By David R Munson
While I suspect they may not be to the taste of a...

While I suspect they may not be to the taste of a lot of RF shooters, I am a big believer in Tamrac bags. I have a Tamrac Pro-8 that I've been using almost daily for 9 years an the only problem it...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-26-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,415
Posted By David R Munson
How much will you be using it and what's your...

How much will you be using it and what's your budget? You can get creative and make something decent for low money. For example, a frame made of PVC pipes with homemade reflector material of aluminum...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By David R Munson
I definitely get a better hit-rate with medium...

I definitely get a better hit-rate with medium format, but I think it has to do more with working method than the actual format. The Mamiya 645 with a winder, prism, and 80mm f/1.9 is a tool that I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By David R Munson
Recommended dealers in Asia for 21mm Color Skopar LTM?

I'm in Korea, and I'm wondering what my best option is for a good price on a 21mm Color Skopar in thread mount w/finder. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm better off finding a dealer here in Asia...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By David R Munson
I got all the advice and criticism I needed while...

I got all the advice and criticism I needed while I was assisting thanks to the handful of really, really good guys I worked for. Photographers like this are easy to spot once you get your foot in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By David R Munson
Tri-X 400 and Tri-X Pan 320 are totally distinct...

Tri-X 400 and Tri-X Pan 320 are totally distinct emulsions. Rather different looks, different quirks, etc. I love both and have shot a ton of both of them. Off the top of my head I do not know how to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-14-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 6,260
Posted By David R Munson
Well, it is a method that I have based my process...

Well, it is a method that I have based my process on and I get precisely the negatives I want pretty much 100% of the time. Maybe not for everyone, but it works wonderfully for me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-14-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 6,260
Posted By David R Munson
My view on this is colored by my experience in...

My view on this is colored by my experience in commercial photography. An incident meter is phenomenally useful a cinch to use, and pretty much takes just a little more than zero time. In the span of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By David R Munson
Where does one even find these? I had not heard...

Where does one even find these? I had not heard of them until today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,803
Posted By David R Munson
I love flying and always have my camera handy...

I love flying and always have my camera handy when I fly. Or, I do assuming I have a window seat, which I always try to do even on reeeeeeally long flights.

Two of my favorites, not quite with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,764
Posted By David R Munson
OP: I've remembered another exercise I use...

OP: I've remembered another exercise I use sometimes when I'm in a rough spot with my photography. At a suitable time of day (usually dawn or dusk for me), I'll put on headphones and go for a long...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,764
Posted By David R Munson
My initial serious advice: Take a step back...

My initial serious advice:

Take a step back from the camera temporarily. Don't stop taking photos, necessarily, but distance yourself from the process short-term, just enough to let yourself...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By David R Munson
Unfortunately, the problem with HDR is that it is...

Unfortunately, the problem with HDR is that it is almost universally abused to produce horrific results. Not to pick on someone I don't know at random on flickr, but an example...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By David R Munson
To illustrate my earlier point, this image file...

To illustrate my earlier point, this image file has 18 layers and weighs in at around 1GB in size. I would, of course, prefer it be smaller for the sake of being more manageable, but what it came...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,848
Posted By David R Munson
Here's my take on Holga/Lomo/etc in terms of any...

Here's my take on Holga/Lomo/etc in terms of any mechanically-reductive approach to photography. For me, at least, it's a matter of how I am feeling, how I am seeing on a particular day. Some days,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2009
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
That is amazing and beautiful.

That is amazing and beautiful.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2009
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,224
Posted By David R Munson
Out last night with new friends in...

Out last night with new friends in Changwon.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2581/3843184884_72671182e4_b.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-20-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
Posted By David R Munson
Some of my images wind up with as many as 20+...

Some of my images wind up with as many as 20+ layers, umpteen layer masks, fine adjustments all over the place. Others (most of them) wind up with maybe two layer masks for localized curves...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-20-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,843
Posted By David R Munson
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/22/36320385_147bd69...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/22/36320385_147bd69951_o.jpg

I'm also in favor of photographing whatever you see that makes you see an image.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,686
Posted By David R Munson
Within the last week I discovered I was somewhat...

Within the last week I discovered I was somewhat colorblind. Who knew? Anyway, it does have me wondering if it has played any role in my frustration with color photography and leaning toward...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 6,666
Posted By David R Munson
I am in support of this.

I am in support of this.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 6,666
Posted By David R Munson
I say we make this the official response to this...

I say we make this the official response to this question from now on. Seems like it would save a lot of people a lot of typing, as well as headaches.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-09-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,660
Posted By David R Munson
Why kidding? He retouches his images in one way...

Why kidding? He retouches his images in one way or another - as does pretty much every good photographer working on a conceptual vein - but I think what you see in his work is more the product of...
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