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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,094
Posted By KM-25
Yeah, well they egg each other on to spend tens...

Yeah, well they egg each other on to spend tens of thousands on this stuff, it's far more status over there so of course it would be a love fest.

It's a bit more tough love over here but there is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,094
Posted By KM-25
You did, but don't worry, there will always be...

You did, but don't worry, there will always be another one...:-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,094
Posted By KM-25
They were to be his first Leica. He reportedly...

They were to be his first Leica. He reportedly had chosen a 50mm 1.4 asph for good portrait effect and then got caught up in the glam of the 50 APO.

Then the mushrooms wore off.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
A mint 50mm F2 Summicron V5 6-bit...

A mint 50mm F2 Summicron V5 6-bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 6,719
Posted By KM-25
FYI, the black dots are no more from DAG. Other...

FYI, the black dots are no more from DAG. Other than painting one, they are not to be found anywhere. I had one on my M10 and when it came back from service, it had a red one.

Don claims Leica does...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By KM-25
I have a lot of photographs I still want to make....

I have a lot of photographs I still want to make. I hope I live as long as some of these photo-luminaries we have lost in the past few days.

Life behind the camera is life well lived.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Leica M10-P, Black

Leica M10-P, Black
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,750
Posted By KM-25
I appreciate it more and more but not for the...

I appreciate it more and more but not for the reasons you do.

The number two reason I appreciate it is that I am now in my 32nd year of shooting for a living and loving photography more than ever,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By KM-25
I think it is a great topic, leaving the major...

I think it is a great topic, leaving the major vision or leaving the vision entirely and not even being tempted. One camera or none at all, etc. There is also the exit strategy with an archive such...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By KM-25
I get my 2.8D back un-resolved from Fleenor...

I get my 2.8D back un-resolved from Fleenor today, will send to Bill Moretz to get the job done right.

In 31 years of having cameras maintained and repaired as part of my career as a photographer, I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By KM-25
I have the 50c back for my V system, might sell...

I have the 50c back for my V system, might sell it to upgrade to the new one.

Like any gear purchase, it is a highly personal choice and not always apples to apples. I bought the back after I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By KM-25
On the plus side of things, it was one of the...

On the plus side of things, it was one of the sharpest lenses I ever used in 35mm, very wide and very well corrected, it really rounded out the lens line up of the Xpan.

On the downside I found the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By KM-25
I’m having a far less than satisfactory...

I’m having a far less than satisfactory experience with his work in less than one year.

I am hoping he resolves it because I paid him nearly $600 for an overhaul of my 2.8D and he is now claiming he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,039
Posted By KM-25
I'll take a high end Nikon SLR that uses all...

I'll take a high end Nikon SLR that uses all current F mount lenses.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By KM-25
The camera is nice overall and the lenses are...

The camera is nice overall and the lenses are really great. But...I had it and the 3 lens kit and as much as I tried, I just did not care for the RF use of medium format film, prefer to frame more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Nikon Z7 for the new reduced price...after buying...

Nikon Z7 for the new reduced price...after buying two Z6's.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By KM-25
It's simply time for either Nikon or Adobe to...

It's simply time for either Nikon or Adobe to make DSLR scan conversion software or plug ins. I find scans from my D850 to be far better than even drum scans.

Dedicated film scanners are nice but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,760
Posted By KM-25
A lot of us are and in some cases, really depend...

A lot of us are and in some cases, really depend on the products. But your track record on quite often being the bearer of bad news is unmistakable, would you not agree?

None of this is in our...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,922
Posted By KM-25
Ouch, this is painful to hear. My heart goes...

Ouch, this is painful to hear.

My heart goes out to Roger and most certainly Frances and of course, this amazing community.

Wishing everyone good life and good light!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,208
Posted By KM-25
1. A Leica M11 with an option for a completely...

1. A Leica M11 with an option for a completely silent shutter like the Z6 ( see next wish ) but price capped at $6,500 like what I paid for my current and quite "clacky" M10.

2. A Nikon Z8 that is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,407
Posted By KM-25
I remember covering a Clinton speech in Wichita...

I remember covering a Clinton speech in Wichita KS for regional AP. We were setup on the back riser with long glass, secret service all around and this young buck blurts out, "I can't believe I get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,407
Posted By KM-25
Really poor metaphors folks, you make...

Really poor metaphors folks, you make photographs, not "shoot" them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Just ordered my second Nikon Z6 body...

Just ordered my second Nikon Z6 body...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By KM-25
Not entirely true, three new clients of mine...

Not entirely true, three new clients of mine gained last week discussed releases for editorial, one wants them for sure.

In 2008, Time magazine started requiring releases from many of my assignments.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By KM-25
Neither of these people are photographers, they...

Neither of these people are photographers, they are Internet Gear Review Heros who would not been known at all without the legions of gear enthusiasts who follow them.

I don’t give them the time of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,272
Posted By KM-25
Not all of us “Pros” are bad in form and conduct,...

Not all of us “Pros” are bad in form and conduct, many of us actually care about our subjects and take the time to sew genuine relationships with people that may not even bear the fruit of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,989
Posted By KM-25
That's patently false, I know plenty of Nat Geo...

That's patently false, I know plenty of Nat Geo shooters who were relying on M6 bodies well into the 2000's.

I have have a TTL and it is my favorite M body and I have owned a fair amount of them,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,302
Posted By KM-25
Huh....I make prints. In fact I make so many...

Huh....I make prints.

In fact I make so many that a few hours ago I just took delivery of a mural paper processor that will now allow me to go bigger than 40"x50".

Too bad about the negative-nasty...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,213
Posted By KM-25
I keep about a ten year supply, rotate & replace...

I keep about a ten year supply, rotate & replace stock on regular / still made emulsions twice a year. All of it is kept near or below freezing in two separate refrigerators, one for 4x5 film and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,586
Posted By KM-25
Why do you keep lobbing this stuff and beating...

Why do you keep lobbing this stuff and beating people over the head with it? Good god man, live and let live ok?

A few years ago I shot an entire kids pajama ad campaign using a 20mm 1.8 wide open,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,586
Posted By KM-25
There is no such thing as completely dark and...

There is no such thing as completely dark and besides, one can see some amazing things in low light.

For example, how about two deer locking horns in my yard in the moonlight? I shot over 200...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,586
Posted By KM-25
I find the EVF of my Nikon Z6 to be like a night...

I find the EVF of my Nikon Z6 to be like a night vision scope with a 1.4 lens, much brighter than a 2.8 lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,586
Posted By KM-25
Really, says who? I find my self fairly limited...

Really, says who?

I find my self fairly limited by my max usable of ISO 10,000 at 1.4 on my M10 and even ISO 20,000 at 1.4 in body stabilized on my Nikon Z6. There is some pretty amazing imagery to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,649
Posted By KM-25
I'd say buy what you want or need, regardless of...

I'd say buy what you want or need, regardless of if you earn a living with it or do it only as a hobby. I don't always go for the highest price items, use 1.8 glass instead of 1.4 for my Nikons,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
I just got a Nikon 50mm 1.8S for my Z6,...

I just got a Nikon 50mm 1.8S for my Z6, spectacular lens, best 50 Nikon has ever made by quite a margin.
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,986
Posted By KM-25
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4WD, built & supercharged...

2005 Toyota Tacoma 4WD, built & supercharged motor pushing 407HP for the photo work truck with pop up camper, 500 watts of solar.

2015 Audi RS7 tuned to 650HP, Monster in a Tuxedo.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,635
Posted By KM-25
I have been using my iPhone to make images that...

I have been using my iPhone to make images that sell since version 4, did really well with a show a few years back, paid for the next ten iPhones. I currently use the new XS with 512GB in order to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,043
Posted By KM-25
How nice of you to just barf your limited opinion...

How nice of you to just barf your limited opinion upon everyone and claim in broad terms that “Time moved on” after buying a Leica M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,043
Posted By KM-25
This is the only reason I am getting a Nikon Z6,...

This is the only reason I am getting a Nikon Z6, quiet operation and easy use of the silent mode for the same reason via the electronic VF. I tried a friend's Z7 on a job and the mechanical shutter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-12-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 87,667
Posted By KM-25
I scan the page of negatives or the contact sheet...

I scan the page of negatives or the contact sheet with a loupe or my eyes for the right image to print and then put it into the enlarger and make a print. Pretty simple, always a good result.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By KM-25
I had DAG CLA my M6 in 2006, it is still bright...

I had DAG CLA my M6 in 2006, it is still bright and clear to this day.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,883
Posted By KM-25
For my M3 I have had: 50/2 collapsible 50/2...

For my M3 I have had:

50/2 collapsible
50/2 Planar
50/1.5 Sonnar
50/1.4 Summilux V2
50/1.4 Asph silver
50/2 Planar again

I have finally and permanently settled on a super clean and CLA’d rigid...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,005
Posted By KM-25
Warn us about what Bill, the program mode that...

Warn us about what Bill, the program mode that has been on cameras I have used my entire 30+ year career and the menu items you can take or leave once you have them set or favorited?

And for all the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,854
Posted By KM-25
I am pretty much in the overkill, get it done...

I am pretty much in the overkill, get it done fast so I don't have to live on a computer all day camp.

My mobile is a 2018 15" MacBook Pro 6 core 2.9ghz w/ 32GB of ram and a total of 5GB of video...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
A set of Kostiner print tongs.....and an Audi RS7...

A set of Kostiner print tongs.....and an Audi RS7 :eek::D
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By KM-25
But the photo world is a lot bigger than Ann...

But the photo world is a lot bigger than Ann Arbor Michigan.

Not sure what else to say really other than I agree with what the OP has said about measuring the uptick from the low point ( 2008?),...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By KM-25
You are saying that, not me. I told Ted to go and...

You are saying that, not me. I told Ted to go and take stock of who is doing what and by how much. My friend Bob Carnie in Toronto runs a lab as well and is also very busy.

I never said anything...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By KM-25
If I answered this now, I think I would be doing...

If I answered this now, I think I would be doing us both a disservice by not truly reflecting on it so I will give a more considered reply later.

But I will say right off that one concern I do have...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By KM-25
I can't really say full capacity but very busy...

I can't really say full capacity but very busy would be Blue Moon, Praus & Englewood Camera.

Besides, it seems to be your concern and yours alone to call this out, so while we are shooting film and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By KM-25
Film never left for a lot of us but back in 2004...

Film never left for a lot of us but back in 2004 or so I had an inclination it would hit a low and then return serve.

A lot of this had to do with not so much being “cool” but that a fair amount of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Just put an order in for a Deville Bobinoir mural...

Just put an order in for a Deville Bobinoir mural paper processing setup:

https://deville-darkroom-com8.webnode.fr/trois-colonnes/

I'll be able to print 4' x 5' feet in silver gelatin in my newly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Some goodies like spare batteries and another...

Some goodies like spare batteries and another 128GB XQD card for my Z6, pre-ordered the Z6 and adapter at 3:30 AM MST via NPS.

Last week it was a nice order of a bunch of brand new Hewes SS reels in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,804
Posted By KM-25
Rangefinder cameras will be a tool I use for as...

Rangefinder cameras will be a tool I use for as long as I live, so the tool is relevant and therefore the site is relavent.

I shoot both film and digital and after many years of defending my use of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 13,133
Posted By KM-25
I searched for quite a bit before I settled on a...

I searched for quite a bit before I settled on a mint- with a CLA by DAG at Igor Camera for just under $1,300. I think this is the only combination of optics and M3 I will need from here on out.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-30-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 13,133
Posted By KM-25
I find more and more I miss my good old 50mm...

I find more and more I miss my good old 50mm Collapsible or at least the look of it. But I don't miss the collapsing part so I am going to pony up big time for a mint 50 F2 Rigid...wow have they gone...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By KM-25
+1, I don't put any stock in the Web Star Review...

+1, I don't put any stock in the Web Star Review brigade, none of these cameras are production models, still short of final firmware in terms of deliverables.

If I hear anything that compares to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By KM-25
I agree about the notion of this but hang in...

I agree about the notion of this but hang in there on that one.

In development and what hits the shelves can be two different things and when one considers using lenses like the 105 1.4, 70-200 2.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,428
Posted By KM-25
I take 3-5 minute showers, no baths so my wife...

I take 3-5 minute showers, no baths so my wife can enjoy those..:-)

So far I have cut water usage by 50%, goal is 70%. While somewhat location specific, that too will change as the issue propagates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,428
Posted By KM-25
The one thing I never see being talked about and...

The one thing I never see being talked about and I believe will have increasing effects on the viability of film and especially silver printing is rapidly increasing water scarcity. In my opinion,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By KM-25
I have pre-ordered the Z6 and the FTZ adapter,...

I have pre-ordered the Z6 and the FTZ adapter, did it within a few minutes of the announcement.

Basically I am looking for a better tool to fill a specific need of having a quieter mechanical...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-21-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,950
Posted By KM-25
From a purely philosophical standpoint I have...

From a purely philosophical standpoint I have always had a hard time paying more than $5,000 for a digital camera so I had to really think hard about dropping even $6,500 on my M10 which I can...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,303
Posted By KM-25
Too many of these nowadays, not sure how many the...

Too many of these nowadays, not sure how many the market really needs. Obviously they are super easy and relatively cheap to make so I guess I see the draw but it is like they are unaware of how much...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,305
Posted By KM-25
I mentor some two dozen photographers age 18-23,...

I mentor some two dozen photographers age 18-23, all of them print, none of them post on forums so this is not at all an indicator of what is really going on in my experience.

On the other hand my...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,305
Posted By KM-25
I don't print a lot of color for my self but for...

I don't print a lot of color for my self but for clients for sure. I farm it out though so I don't have to waste time doing the digital drudgery my self which to be honest, I find my good print...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By KM-25
LOL, thanks! I'm sure it is well worth it, color...

LOL, thanks!

I'm sure it is well worth it, color me grumpy after almost losing my house to a wildfire last week.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By KM-25
Fleenor has had my 2.8D since mid March, not...

Fleenor has had my 2.8D since mid March, not heard from him yet, I'll give it 4 months on the nose and then come a knocking. He is doing a complete overhaul for me....for double the price I have ever...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By KM-25
David Odess will only work on V system blads. I...

David Odess will only work on V system blads. I am not sure if Hasselblad USA will even work on them anymore possibly due to parts. Hasselblad across the pond might be another matter.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 82,885
Posted By KM-25
LOL, it was actually more a long the lines of a...

LOL, it was actually more a long the lines of a pat on the shoulder, all in fun hence the smiley.

The batch scanning, that is where the innovations will come in and it will end up being much faster...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,491
Posted By KM-25
Domke / Tiffen stopped making the vests a few...

Domke / Tiffen stopped making the vests a few years ago. I have the tan one in large and then XL to go over Winter wear, I use them often.

Applications include landscape photography when my 4x5 is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 82,885
Posted By KM-25
Funny thing, this kind of thinking is what Kodak...

Funny thing, this kind of thinking is what Kodak did when digital photography began to gain steam. Through both demand and innovation expect it to get a lot easier, faster and better. It takes me...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 82,885
Posted By KM-25
Since I am out of town on a shoot, the only...

Since I am out of town on a shoot, the only samples I can show are these two of a dark Kodachrome slide taken NYE 2010 in Times Square. On the light table it has wonderful tone but in the drum and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By KM-25
That would be an understatement, read my post on...

That would be an understatement, read my post on using Nikon D850 with a geared LF view camera for the ultimate scanning...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 82,885
Posted By KM-25
I sold my Nikon 9000ED film scanner and all of...

I sold my Nikon 9000ED film scanner and all of it's accessories a couple months ago, not because I did not want it or use it anymore, but because of what I discovered in using my D850 for scanning...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 85,096
Posted By KM-25
How about not using the word “We” to represent...

How about not using the word “We” to represent “you”, because not all of we agree with you.

I use Nikon, Hasselblad and Leica digital bodies along with film versions for my actual full time job and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-05-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,115
Posted By KM-25
I am currently mid-build on a spectacular 500+...

I am currently mid-build on a spectacular 500+ square foot fine art darkroom, will be able to easily handle 40” x 50” print sizes. But for scanning, I just sold my Nikon 9000ED because that has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,437
Posted By KM-25
Fuji is discontinuing films, not Kodak and Ilford...

Fuji is discontinuing films, not Kodak and Ilford so I would put more optimism into your viewplane. We will have enough choices in B&W for years to come. Now if you are a dabbler or someone who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,437
Posted By KM-25
I have had great luck with Acros but I really...

I have had great luck with Acros but I really only use it for fast changing low light, primarily when it its going from evening to night and especially when weather plays a role.

I find that kind...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,667
Posted By KM-25
I really only use it in 120 and find Tmax 100...

I really only use it in 120 and find Tmax 100 just as good for the most part. I'll order another 100 rolls and be done with it, use it only for long exposure stuff.

At least we have Kodak and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,868
Posted By KM-25
Sounds like you are trying to "teach" people on...

Sounds like you are trying to "teach" people on here photography, just an FYI.

If there is one area I want improvement on in a digital M it is giving me as clean and as high an ISO as possible. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,019
Posted By KM-25
His incessant negative commentary about Kodak is...

His incessant negative commentary about Kodak is very rarely empathetic, so he seems to really take joy in spreading bad news among those who care deeply about this craft and the company.

Who the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,019
Posted By KM-25
Just so you are all aware, if the unusually...

Just so you are all aware, if the unusually blowhard style of anti Kodak sentiment made above this post looks familiar, it's because it probably is.

This is from a person who does this type of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,384
Posted By KM-25
What a wonderful nod to the Hasselblad system,...

What a wonderful nod to the Hasselblad system, especially love the breathing air part.

When I was 18 years old, I was just starting what has now been a 32 year career as a photographer and I took...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By KM-25
Thanks for the post! Jeffrey Goldstein’s review...

Thanks for the post!

Jeffrey Goldstein’s review on Amazon alone is worth printing out and putting in the book, so I ordered it.

I am about as intolerant as it gets when it comes to copyright...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,251
Posted By KM-25
The guy said he would love to attend but could...

The guy said he would love to attend but could not because he was saving up for a $7,000 camera. So David did as David does and told him like it is....and like it or not, that IS the way it is.

I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,251
Posted By KM-25
Does not offend me, it's the way it is when...

Does not offend me, it's the way it is when people are uninformed or take issue with someone saying that vision is more important than gear.

Even though this site is by far better than most in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Unless the pieces are being sold to interior...

Unless the pieces are being sold to interior designers or resort / hotel chains, I have found more and more that art buyers want to know how an image came to be. Lately I have asked on occasion why...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
I had posted a long winded thought, a plea to...

I had posted a long winded thought, a plea to make this particular section of this site live up to it's grandiose forward but I am deciding to just move on and leave you all to it.

I use film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,695
Posted By KM-25
I tend to agree...but there is the fact that you...

I tend to agree...but there is the fact that you can't upload a "bump" to your Flickr feed.
Forum: RFF News 07-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,120
Posted By KM-25
I won't be able to make but I sincerely...

I won't be able to make but I sincerely appreciate the book and my coffee mug.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
I finally figured out what is off about these...

I finally figured out what is off about these posts ( for me )...

Bill has such a storied career, insights, etc. that would be so fun and inspiring to see interwoven into his posts with images and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Sure, we are all lucky to have each other. But a...

Sure, we are all lucky to have each other. But a word of caution, you are putting it like we are all beginners here and that is just not the case as some of us are as experienced as Bill and still...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
That may be all well and fine, but there is just...

That may be all well and fine, but there is just something odd I can't seem to put my finger in how he goes about participating on this site. Like there is a disconnect somewhere....not sure what it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Then why does he never cite any of the people who...

Then why does he never cite any of the people who now use more film than ever who are in his former industry? Why not also add to the mix that our mutual friend on Facebook who is a well known...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Yep, and we have all bought into one of these yet...

Yep, and we have all bought into one of these yet again, highly trivial opening posts. I think this site is much better than most, the excellent imagery made by members is evidence of that. So I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
You made a technological choice, not an artistic...

You made a technological choice, not an artistic one it would seem, which is fine.

But answer me this then: Why did I, a full time professional of 30 years who started using digital in my work in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Then why even ask the question Bill? You have...

Then why even ask the question Bill? You have people here of all walks of life, all ages and most of them have given you not technical but personal reasons as to why they use film.

I mentor young...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Love it, simple and to the point.

Love it, simple and to the point.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,577
Posted By KM-25
Pretty simple really, I see more money from...

Pretty simple really, I see more money from making silver prints via the darkroom in my future than from digital. I also see a better life lived in doing it and eventually sharing my passion for it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By KM-25
After doing three big jobs with my M240 in the...

After doing three big jobs with my M240 in the past two weeks, I finally canceled my M10 order that I put in on February 8th. I'll replace my D810 and D750 with the same cameras with low shutter...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-30-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,409
Posted By KM-25
I'm right there with you. A lot more...

I'm right there with you.

A lot more publications used to be more independent in terms of not bowing to the ad dollar because there were more ad dollars to go around. Now that has changed and the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-20-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,614
Posted By KM-25
My faves are the ones I have, 35 F2 Summicron V4...

My faves are the ones I have, 35 F2 Summicron V4 and 35mm 1.4 FLE.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,787
Posted By KM-25
Yep, I was one of those, a staff guy at the third...

Yep, I was one of those, a staff guy at the third paper in the U.S. to go fully digital in 1994.

I beta tested for John Gaps III at AP using NC2000 and eventually Nikon E2 digital...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-20-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,877
Posted By KM-25
Now that a lot of M9 sensors can't be replaced...

Now that a lot of M9 sensors can't be replaced for free, I bet used M240 prices stabilize a bit.

I'm definitely cooling off on getting an M10 and think I will just stick to my faultless 240 to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,322
Posted By KM-25
I'd get the FM3A, much better camera in every...

I'd get the FM3A, much better camera in every way. I bought mine new from B&H in 2002 and it has been through hell and back since then. When in Auto, the metering is fantastic, even in low light and...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,435
Posted By KM-25
Anyone else see the irony in this when one...

Anyone else see the irony in this when one considers just how easy it is to use the real thing?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By KM-25
I don't know a single photographer that would...

I don't know a single photographer that would ever work that way, having the camera in never-ready mode or losing a shot to giving one's self away by the action of cocking the shutter.

In decades...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By KM-25
Since I find the red LED's quite distracting...

Since I find the red LED's quite distracting while shooting, especially in low light trying to focus, I always looked at the M6's in camera meter as a nice option. I use a tiny Gossen Digisix...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,766
Posted By KM-25
I'm kind of on the same page as Tightsqueez, I...

I'm kind of on the same page as Tightsqueez, I have 4 Leica lenses and only one is 1.4 and that is my 35 FLE. Where we differ is the practicality of high speed lenses and higher ISO ranges. If you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 13,839
Posted By KM-25
I'd like to see it in even lower light, like EV-2...

I'd like to see it in even lower light, like EV-2 or less. Most of these seem around EV-5 to 6 given the wrap of light, easy territory for an M240.

Other than that, mine is on order, stacked with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,716
Posted By KM-25
That's why I got rid of my Mamiya 6, I hated...

That's why I got rid of my Mamiya 6, I hated trying to precisely frame something and then finding I wasted a fair bit of that gorgeous image area.

With 35mm and Leicas, it does not seem to bother...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,631
Posted By KM-25
And that is her choice, not yours or the creep in...

And that is her choice, not yours or the creep in the bar.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By KM-25
Have you even tried an M240? The shutter is a...

Have you even tried an M240?

The shutter is a bit quieter for starters. Maybe give some thought as to why I might just stick with the M240 if money is nearly never an object, especially when these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By KM-25
I went through this when I bought my Hasselblad...

I went through this when I bought my Hasselblad CFV50c digital back for my V system, at $10,000 it was not a "Buy it Now" button kind of decision. I tested the thing out on demo for over a week and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By KM-25
It would be $3K or less at this point, to each...

It would be $3K or less at this point, to each his own really, the 240 is a solid camera, no regrets buying used for me, sitting in an airport on the way home with it in a bag, paid for it self in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By KM-25
In doing side by side shoots with my 240 and the...

In doing side by side shoots with my 240 and the M10 for nearly two hours, I 95% agree. The other 5% is the stop gain in high ISO noise reduction. I would really love that but I'll likely sell my 240...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,555
Posted By KM-25
Why? I bought my M240 used two years ago for...

Why? I bought my M240 used two years ago for $4,000 and even though I have an M10 on order, I must just let it go and keep on using the M240 which has been flawless.

I tried the M10 for a good two...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,877
Posted By KM-25
I doubt they will go down much more, especially...

I doubt they will go down much more, especially once the M10 frenzy dies down. I have an M10 on pre-order but I am having second thoughts about it.

The reason is that my M240 is just a hell of a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,990
Posted By KM-25
Ah, well...being a former homeless person my self...

Ah, well...being a former homeless person my self I just pulled that out of my rear end out of frustration, at least it was something different than the cliche crap that gets cheered on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,990
Posted By KM-25
Ok, but that is different than showing a bunch of...

Ok, but that is different than showing a bunch of faceless downtrodden humanscapes on a forum of photo enthusiasts telling each other "Nice Contrast".

And darn, I missed my chance at a selfie when I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By KM-25
This actually gives me an idea....thanks!

This actually gives me an idea....thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By KM-25
Yeah, I wish they would get my good side but my...

Yeah, I wish they would get my good side but my pants are always up...:D

By the way, love your work the Erik, but you should know that.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By KM-25
You mean if the hunted, right? Because hobby...

You mean if the hunted, right?

Because hobby street photographers often can not see how they are making people feel uncomfortable all for the sake of their hobby and how to deal with that outcome...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By KM-25
Just be aware that as a full time woking pro with...

Just be aware that as a full time woking pro with almost 30 years experience, I know full well what our rights are but also understand that the big picture perception of the pursuit of street has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,320
Posted By KM-25
That's probably because landscapes can't and...

That's probably because landscapes can't and won't complain about having their likeness posted on social media or flickr without their permission.

I love great street photography but it is far and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,877
Posted By KM-25
I got my 240 used two years ago for $4,000 and it...

I got my 240 used two years ago for $4,000 and it has been flawless. Thankfully I use it strictly for business so it has paid for it self already. I did put a pre-order in through Tamarkin for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,710
Posted By KM-25
I don't agree with this. Artists are who keep...

I don't agree with this.

Artists are who keep the medium in front of serious buyers who like to know the story behind an artist's creation and in turn, outfits like The Phoblographer, NYT Lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,710
Posted By KM-25
It was not literally an official campaign but was...

It was not literally an official campaign but was felt in person for years by those who would choose to adorn themselves with a film camera. For example, while I was at the inaugural Look3 festival...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,710
Posted By KM-25
Believe me, I know that all too well, made me...

Believe me, I know that all too well, made me hate digital for years and years.

I would not have have just spent major money on property that allows me over 500 square feet of darkroom space if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,710
Posted By KM-25
I think all these topics do is make film lovers...

I think all these topics do is make film lovers and advocates look vindictive, not really serving the bigger message that we all have a hand in keeping photography on the whole, relevant.

That is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By KM-25
It really does not matter how long from now, 5,...

It really does not matter how long from now, 5, 10,15 years: someone will be rocking the photo world and pulling in serious income. And some will make a go of it and tank, props for trying, right?...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,490
Posted By KM-25
Handling the camera in a store in order to make...

Handling the camera in a store in order to make excuses as to buying one or not is not even close to being a review.

I earn a great living with using my M240 among other cameras for work, I handled...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,172
Posted By KM-25
You don't know enough of or hang around the right...

You don't know enough of or hang around the right kind of pros then, some of us indeed use Leica along with those Nikons or Canons.

As for the original post, there are way too many assumptions being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,131
Posted By KM-25
I have a theory on this and it is not likely to...

I have a theory on this and it is not likely to be very popular, but here goes...

Photography as a pursuit of craftsmanship, talent and the challenge of having it all come together in a truly great...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-27-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,061
Posted By KM-25
Here are a couple, a simple aperture and a couple...

Here are a couple, a simple aperture and a couple of mock rangefinder patches with Tom's initials:
Forum: RFF News 01-27-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,585
Posted By KM-25
Mine was locked up for about 10 years by a...

Mine was locked up for about 10 years by a finance guy in K.C. Missouri before it opened up.

It cost me about $800 to get it but it was well worth it, I locked it up for 10 years, the longest I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 24,313
Posted By KM-25
Definitely a good reason for going with the CF...

Definitely a good reason for going with the CF version, it uses 93mm drop-in types which can be economically adapted to much more common 95mm filters via this adapter ring...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,502
Posted By KM-25
I ordered a few Softies this evening. I am...

I ordered a few Softies this evening.

I am feeling pretty humbled by things lately, I spent some time out in California over the holidays with my 80 year old step father who is terminal with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 24,313
Posted By KM-25
I upgraded some of my key lenses, the CF versions...

I upgraded some of my key lenses, the CF versions of the 60, 80, 100 & 180 are now CFi and CFe, a move to promote smoother focusing in cold weather and better longevity with Niravox main springs.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By KM-25
Ok, first off, LL's Kevin Raber is a known...

Ok, first off, LL's Kevin Raber is a known Phase-1 shill and now owns and runs LL in Micheal's absence. His post was uncalled for in tone and not very well put together in terms of facts.

Secondly,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By KM-25
To be fair to Hasselblad, no one has stepped up...

To be fair to Hasselblad, no one has stepped up and verified the negative rant that Kevin Raber found it in himself to write and frankly, some of us are not happy about it.

When the official word...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,502
Posted By KM-25
Wow, that is tough news, he was an iconic figure...

Wow, that is tough news, he was an iconic figure here and I always appreciated his input. RIP Tom and a big hug to the RFF community...:(
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,503
Posted By KM-25
Two Hass Intellifaucet D250 mixing valves in...

Two Hass Intellifaucet D250 mixing valves in unused condition for my upcoming darkroom.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,078
Posted By KM-25
Ummmm....didn't he already hit 40k posts? Maybe...

Ummmm....didn't he already hit 40k posts? Maybe having to go through it again is playing havoc with his "Schwing-Fey?"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
When I talked to Bruce Gilden in Times Square in...

When I talked to Bruce Gilden in Times Square in 2010, it somehow came up that he had bought his black paint MP used.

If the OP wants to go full tilt with an uber customized MP so be it, Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
Yeah, they certainly do work better with the...

Yeah, they certainly do work better with the digital back in terms of sheer image quality with the improved inner baffling and focus a lot easier in this cold weather, although not too bad today at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
I'm not buying it, my experience is what forms my...

I'm not buying it, my experience is what forms my opinion and my opinion is as welcome as any other on here. Mine is not an imposition but merely an opinion based on direct experience.

The OP had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
The cheers part is almost comically...

The cheers part is almost comically placed...:rolleyes:

So we both use our cameras, big whoop. Will the person spending 5K to have his or hers customized use theirs as much?....anyone's guess huh. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
Totally, my M6 easily does that as good as...

Totally, my M6 easily does that as good as someone's Luigi half case'd MP does.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,177
Posted By KM-25
Not mine, I had the MP finder put in, 90 & 135...

Not mine, I had the MP finder put in, 90 & 135 frame lines removed, installed an ultra custom version of griptac and much prefer the black chrome finish / canted rewind, larger shutter dial for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,093
Posted By KM-25
Riiiiight, so all those who climb high peaks, do...

Riiiiight, so all those who climb high peaks, do long excursions in rugged places and even me who relies on light but tough equipment to keep kicking out the photos in brutal conditions don't mean...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,093
Posted By KM-25
Plenty at Nat Geo did because they were much...

Plenty at Nat Geo did because they were much better in terms their weight and bulk when it came to things like mountaineering, etc.

My last two years at a newspaper were spent with an F100 and FM3A...
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,795
Posted By KM-25
Huh.....interesting.....

Huh.....interesting.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By KM-25
And lose that smooth pivot point? Nah...

And lose that smooth pivot point? Nah...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,878
Posted By KM-25
Folks....could we just lighten up / back off the...

Folks....could we just lighten up / back off the amount of fuel in the flame throwers on here, Apug, LFPF and Photo.net? Serious photography is niche and anything film related is way niche within...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By KM-25
And I would punt the mint one to the curb in...

And I would punt the mint one to the curb in favor of a good user that has had a recent CLA or maybe even some upgrades like the MP flare free RF patch. A mint camera does nothing for the quality of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,878
Posted By KM-25
B&H is still shipping Kodak fixer and Dektol,...

B&H is still shipping Kodak fixer and Dektol, fyi.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,136
Posted By KM-25
Happy to say I have no idea what any of that is...

Happy to say I have no idea what any of that is and will be happy to keep it that way.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By KM-25
I'm frozen 6 months out of the year....:D

I'm frozen 6 months out of the year....:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,078
Posted By KM-25
It is really rare for a thread to be started...

It is really rare for a thread to be started about a piece of gear for sale in the RFF classifieds that seeks to address this angle, so one only has to ask what caused it.

In this case, we have "An...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,599
Posted By KM-25
What camera do you use that can't use a 24 or 36...

What camera do you use that can't use a 24 or 36 exposure roll and only takes 100ft rolls?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By KM-25
Happy to report that the pin fix is holding up...

Happy to report that the pin fix is holding up great!

I just got back from a weeklong trip with my wife and all I took was my M240 / 35mm 1.4 and the 2.8D, a truly fantastic pair!

At some point I...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-20-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,473
Posted By KM-25
I have owned over 15 actually but let's address...

I have owned over 15 actually but let's address some issues here...

1. I almost always get irritated when someone poses a question with "we" as that really assumes a lot even if true. You should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By KM-25
It's funny how people talk about "going digital"...

It's funny how people talk about "going digital" as if it is a destination or a place of no return, lol! I never "went digital", I simply added it to the tool kit some 22 years ago.

I love all my...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-12-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 29,184
Posted By KM-25
Large format so I can use tilt and shift to get...

Large format so I can use tilt and shift to get all the asphalt in focus.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By KM-25
I think my little fix is going to work fine, the...

I think my little fix is going to work fine, the glue is good and strong and I made sure to make a note of what angle the pin is at when I have the facets of the break lined up.

And Brett, I really...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By KM-25
Temporary fix of super glue plus two layers of...

Temporary fix of super glue plus two layers of aluminum HVAC tape until I can send it in for a repair / CLA....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By KM-25
Broke a pin on my 2.8D...

Not sure how I did it, maybe the lever by the arrow was not over enough but I just broke the lock pin off the bottom latch of my Rolleiflex 2.8D when re-loading.

I am wondering if anyone has had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,827
Posted By KM-25
You are going to love this phone. I have been...

You are going to love this phone. I have been shooting DNG's via Pro Camera 8 & processing them in ACR and they are damn good. The 56mm 2.8 camera is an awesome addition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,827
Posted By KM-25
I get mine mid next week, a flat black 7+, 256gb.

I get mine mid next week, a flat black 7+, 256gb.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
It was the most brutal pre-order of any Apple...

It was the most brutal pre-order of any Apple product I have ever seen, all kinds of crashes, stalls, late to the game store times, you name it. The wheels on the Blunder-bus went round and round,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Just got moved to prep for shipping, likely get...

Just got moved to prep for shipping, likely get it by mid week. Should be fun, the iPhone is my favorite digital cam!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-15-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By KM-25
+1, simply gorgeous, color or black and white. My...

+1, simply gorgeous, color or black and white. My favorite combo for Kodachrome 2006-2011 was the 28/2, 35/1.4 & 50/1.4.

I'm now running a 28/2.8 asph, 35/2V4, 35/1.4FLE & 50 Planar, all with Tmax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Have you ever had work published from an iPhone?...

Have you ever had work published from an iPhone? Because I have and even back with an iPhone 4 it held a full page with no problem at all.

Futhermore, you are conveniently taking it out of context,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Yep. And now it is in the 7+ using iOS which is...

Yep. And now it is in the 7+ using iOS which is where most of the money is for app developers and where the cutting edge is in terms of pushing that hardware.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
I teach a couple classes once a week at a very...

I teach a couple classes once a week at a very prestigious photo program in the U.S. and we are very well connected to the industry overall. I think you greatly underestimate the impact of the new...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Pretty incredible if not outright insane the...

Pretty incredible if not outright insane the level of denial that goes on within photo enthusiast forums regarding the smartphone camera's enormous impact on society and the whole of photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Totally agree with the above. But I am excited to...

Totally agree with the above. But I am excited to get this phone from the standpoint of being a photographer, I know I will make money with the darn thing, lol!

And about the above, it is 75% or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
Man, I could not dissagree more. Don't get me...

Man, I could not dissagree more. Don't get me wrong, I love all my camera systems and enjoy them all as individual experiences but I feel the best digital camera I have ever used is the iPhone. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
I might sell mine, the dampening is not very good...

I might sell mine, the dampening is not very good and hitting the right tension is kind of hit and miss, too many "flops" for me. It's pretty and light but my good old Arca Swiss B1 head blows it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,142
Posted By KM-25
I'm adjunct faculty at a great photo program with...

I'm adjunct faculty at a great photo program with burly funding, we have our own prototype lab with CNC, 3D printing, etc. Lets just say that after a monthly meeting last night with the ADI (...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,827
Posted By KM-25
I live in a ski town and snowboard for part of my...

I live in a ski town and snowboard for part of my job as a photographer, I have had various issues, will be getting a 256GB 7 regular in matte black.

Speaking of iPhones and snowboarding, I love...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,619
Posted By KM-25
The 35mm Summicron asph is exactly what you are...

The 35mm Summicron asph is exactly what you are looking for, just part with the extra $100-$300 and drop the mike, no need to look any further.

( personally I use both a V4 35mm Summicron and a 35mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
First of all, speak for your self only, not "us",...

First of all, speak for your self only, not "us", ok?

If the blow had killed him, then we would have a different discussion at hand, right? So why the speculation that attempts to make me out to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
Bingo! We have a winner!! Bottom line is that...

Bingo! We have a winner!!

Bottom line is that the punks were at fault and the guy with the camera learned a lesson in that he could have done better at de-escalating the verbal part of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
So let me get this straight: Camera or not, after...

So let me get this straight: Camera or not, after at least 30 seconds of heated verbal confrontation on the street with three ( 3 ) people who clearly want to be in a tussle and could even be armed,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
Well, to be fair, I was not there so I have...

Well, to be fair, I was not there so I have limited scope of context.

But from what I can see in the video, the verbal confrontation goes on for about 13 seconds before the camera guy turns his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
I think you misunderstood the point I made so...

I think you misunderstood the point I made so here is what I meant he "deserved":

"the person with the camera got support from those who shot video of it , the police in making the arrests and most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
The video, the article, the outcome, everyone got...

The video, the article, the outcome, everyone got what they deserved. The "perps" who decided to become anti-photo vigilantes got arrested and charged and the person with the camera got support from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,714
Posted By KM-25
I cringe every time this happens. Because in...

I cringe every time this happens.

Because in this day and age when someone can only see with their "rights" glasses on instead of the bigger picture of what should be modern common courtesy, common...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 12,103
Posted By KM-25
I have found out this week that the school that I...

I have found out this week that the school that I am adjunct faculty at one day a week in the Fall will actually take a number of credits from Brooks. It's a great program with great funding so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By KM-25
Being a guy who really likes to focus on the...

Being a guy who really likes to focus on the image, there is just no way in hell I would take that much gear. Every time I have traveled light, the photos benefit, every time I have gone gear heavy,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-21-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 12,103
Posted By KM-25
It is a remarkably bad situation in how they went...

It is a remarkably bad situation in how they went about this closure...the students, what a terrible hand to be dealt.

Truly a shame such a fine institution ended up this way.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By KM-25
They have a Gofundme going via another party, I...

They have a Gofundme going via another party, I chipped in:

https://www.gofundme.com/2k2u8tg

Such a cool shop in a fantastic area to shoot street, they need to be there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By KM-25
From what I can gather thus far, they got cleaned...

From what I can gather thus far, they got cleaned out pretty good on cameras but there is still some LF stuff left and I am not sure the film, paper and chemistry even got touched.

The next few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By KM-25
Glass Key Photo in SF robbed last night...

Not sure how many folks are aware of this super cool little analog camera shop on Haight St. in San Fran called Glass Key Photo (http://www.glasskeyphoto.com/#glass-key-photo) but it is run by very...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,725
Posted By KM-25
Not entirely, some of us are kicking butt in our...

Not entirely, some of us are kicking butt in our careers in photography. A few friends of mine shoot entirely film too and are really nuking it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,725
Posted By KM-25
Only time will tell what happens to either...

Only time will tell what happens to either medium. And regardless of what that looks like, there will be plenty of info with enough time for people to make informed decisions as to what they should...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,725
Posted By KM-25
I'm not sure you get what I said: 1. When I was...

I'm not sure you get what I said:

1. When I was talking about papers, I am talking about papers I can use in the darkroom with black and white film, neither Fuji or Kodak makes those nor will they....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,725
Posted By KM-25
Fuji E6 may be cheaper than Kodak color in some...

Fuji E6 may be cheaper than Kodak color in some places, but not in the U.S. in terms of sheet film. So I think there are far too many distribution and import / export variables to make a general...
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