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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By Godfrey
The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies...

The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies but I can't remember what the difference between it and the earlier models is.

I bought one about a decade ago when I bought my last M filmbody,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 606
Views: 53,495
Posted By Godfrey
I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D G

I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Godfrey
The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V...

The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V angle of views coupled with the square aspect ratio, as well as the stunning performance of the Biogon 38mm, that give its wide angle photographs such...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Raid, Thanks! Using Rui Salgueiro's...

Hi Raid,

Thanks!

Using Rui Salgueiro's on-line field-of-view calculator (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/photos/angles.html) shows the Hasselblad SWC with Biogon 38mm f/4.5 T* with these specs:

Width...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Godfrey
There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to...

There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to show a square. However, if you turn on the grid display, you have frame lines at 33% intervals across the frame, which makes it pretty easy to frame...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Godfrey
a compact SWC digital - Voigtländer 10mm on Leica CL

The Hasselblad SWC has been my gold standard in what I like in an ultra-wide camera for many years. Nowadays, I appreciate an all digital solution for the ease in use and the post processing options,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 764
Posted By Godfrey
I have done many a trip with a single camera and...

I have done many a trip with a single camera and lens that were the equivalent (or the same) as the three above. Always returned with nice results regardless, albeit the results are different...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Days Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your...

Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your Flickr.com stream and lets me browse it. Is that what it's supposed to do? :)

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Godfrey
The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It...

The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It would be more flexible if used with a metered SLR body ... a Nikon FM, for instance... vs a meterless Leica M4-2 just from the point of view of camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Godfrey
I cycle every day, to the greatest extent...

I cycle every day, to the greatest extent possible, and do typically 15 to 25 miles on every ride. Sometimes I want to carry a camera, sometimes not. Sometimes I want to carry more than just a camera...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Godfrey
To be sure, I've never read the Kickstarter...

To be sure, I've never read the Kickstarter "terms of service" ... and never would unless I were going to start a KS project! ... as I feel they are completely irrelevant. I use KS purely because...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Godfrey
Oh, so Kickstarter is now a bad guy....

Oh, so Kickstarter is now a bad guy. Really?

Come on. Kickstarter runs the servers and such to enable the promotion and all that. That costs money, and is why they get their 5% regardless.

I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,462
Posted By Godfrey
To any knowledgeable photographer, seeing that...

To any knowledgeable photographer, seeing that scene in "Rear Window" brings up the immediate statement, "Hey, look at the Exacta VXIIb with the long lens that James Stewart is using!" LOL!!!

Taping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Godfrey
The Nikon F3 meter pattern uses the same 13mm...

The Nikon F3 meter pattern uses the same 13mm circle as the FM and FE series models. Nikon uses a centerweighted pattern and the weighting is 85/15 from center to edge in the F3 compared to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,462
Posted By Godfrey
I've always felt the "tape up the camera" thing...

I've always felt the "tape up the camera" thing was just a silly affectation.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Godfrey
I so rarely shoot color with film any more ......

I so rarely shoot color with film any more ... and always did shoot about 80-90% B&W even back when film was all there was ... that it's really hard to say. Both cameras do a superb job with either,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Godfrey
I've supported somewhere on the order of twenty...

I've supported somewhere on the order of twenty Kickstarters over the past several years. 14 have delivered, 9 or 10 of those are darn good products. The others are meh, but they did what they...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 6 Days Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Another arrival today; another great card! Six...

Another arrival today; another great card!
Six left to come. :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,200
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Helen, I've never been particularly fond of...

Hi Helen,

I've never been particularly fond of the equivalent-in-FF 28mm FoV either. But I've gotten used to it a bit more lately, and presuming enough pixel resolution, it's easy to shoot with a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018770713_ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018770713_efd9cf99ad_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gafKzT)
The Busy Cafe – San Jose 2019
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 18mm :: raw capture
Snapseed

enjoy,
G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. I dunno, Harry: I almost never take any test...

Hmm. I dunno, Harry: I almost never take any test shots at all. I just look at the scene, figure what to center the metering sensitive area on, set the exposure (or, if using Auto, tweak the EV...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Godfrey
We're in 100% agreement on those statements,...

We're in 100% agreement on those statements, Chris. :D

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Godfrey
I don't find using a hand-held meter to be...

I don't find using a hand-held meter to be "essential" to getting good exposure with any Leica M digital. The Leica M digital cameras's meters are perfectly predictable and work very accurately,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
:) Thank you for the compliment, Peter! I'm...

:)

Thank you for the compliment, Peter! I'm glad it arrived. 13-14 days is a bit, but not too terrible. I've had mail to Mexico (from California!) take three months!

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Godfrey
I know from experience what I can usually get...

I know from experience what I can usually get away with, but you can always use a light meter (or light meter app on your iPhone or Android) to get a sense of what the exposure requirements will be....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Godfrey
I don't use "protective" filters unless I'm...

I don't use "protective" filters unless I'm shooting in circumstances where I deem them necessary ... Like at the beach, or on the desert, where salt air, blowing sand and grit, etc, can attack and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
One postcard arrived each of the past two days,...

One postcard arrived each of the past two days, so I'm up to 31 received and 12 yet to come. It's an excellent set of postcards! Very inspiring! :-)

Thanks for the update, Peter. Hopefully it will...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
I received your postcard yesterday Stephan! The...

I received your postcard yesterday Stephan!

The scene looks vaguely familiar, as if I've been there before. However, the last time I was in Tokyo was in 2002 ... How recent is that building? :)

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Two more cards arrived today, I'm up to 29. I...

Two more cards arrived today, I'm up to 29.

I keep track of what has arrived and the date of arrival in a spreadsheet, also what was sent and when (... and the edition numbers, who got which card...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,629
Posted By Godfrey
My HP 6500a printer/scanner died yesterday for...

My HP 6500a printer/scanner died yesterday for the last time... I replaced it with an Epson XP-7100. It's a much better unit far as I can tell so far, much easier to set up and use. Much nicer scans...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,095
Posted By Godfrey
Lenses: 28/75 is often a decent pairing, but I...

Lenses: 28/75 is often a decent pairing, but I tend to want wider (21) more of the time, plus a lens in the middle (35 to 50).

Regards the snake skin: People have been recovering their Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,629
Posted By Godfrey
film for Instax Wide, Instax SQ 2x step up rings...

film for Instax Wide, Instax SQ
2x step up rings 49 to 62mm
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Some really great postcards in this round! Very...

Some really great postcards in this round! Very nice work, everyone. :D

Stats to date...

27 Received
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ColSebastianMoran
dct
Deardorff38
Don Parsons
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
Another from my San Francisco...

Another from my San Francisco outing...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47929292896_96055784de_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2m9WU)
Leica CL + Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Limited
ISO 100 @ f/2.8 @...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,010
Posted By Godfrey
Flickr.com was messed up for about two days for...

Flickr.com was messed up for about two days for me, as they did their maintenance, etc. Working fine again as of yesterday at 3pm.

G
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
Had some time on Tuesday to be in San Francisco...

Had some time on Tuesday to be in San Francisco and walk with the camera. One of a few that I like. :-)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47926618268_b6d7a59eed_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
2 more arrivals today ... I'm up to 24 now, 18...

2 more arrivals today ... I'm up to 24 now, 18 yet to come.

I'll be curious to hear how long they take to get to Australia, England, Germany, etc. They were all mailed on the 20th of May.

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! My mistake. :) But I'll tell you that my...

LOL! My mistake. :)

But I'll tell you that my Feisol CT3442 is massively more stable than my Manfrotto 3120, despite being 1/3 the weight.

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Godfrey
What does carbon fiber have to do with width and...

What does carbon fiber have to do with width and height?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Godfrey
I like the design. If it's as stable as my...

I like the design. If it's as stable as my Manfrotto CF190Pro3, it's more than enough for my needs. It has to be as good as my Sirui T025x and it's barely larger than that ... and I've even held a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, the one I sent to myself also arrived in a...

Yes, the one I sent to myself also arrived in a day. (I always send one to myself so I get a postmarked copy for the archive ...) Last year's arrived back without a postmark, so I mentioned that...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Three more arrivals yesterday as I meandered...

Three more arrivals yesterday as I meandered about in San Francisco and visited the Leica Store... :D

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
I have received yours too, Lynn. :D G

I have received yours too, Lynn. :D

G
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely photos! It's always hard to beat a...

Lovely photos!

It's always hard to beat a Rolleiflex TLR. I've had four or five of them over the years—my favorite was a lovely 1951 MX with the Zeiss Tessar lens. Just a great camera: light,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Made it! All cards done and in the mail now. ...

Made it!
All cards done and in the mail now. :D

I've so far received 19 postcards. Can't wait to see what the postman brings today.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,568
Posted By Godfrey
BS and ignorable. Photographers talk about gear...

BS and ignorable.

Photographers talk about gear because they haven't learned how to articulate translate the expressive side of their work into words. The same is true of female photographers. Gear...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Back sides all printed, image selected, test...

Back sides all printed, image selected, test print completed and vetted for cutting. Four finished post cards meet spec...

I will make the deadline! :D

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
I'm racing, slowly, to the deadline. My goal is...

I'm racing, slowly, to the deadline. My goal is to get the cards into the mail on Monday so that they all have the May 20 postmark on them. :D

Still picking the image to print, but I'm down to about...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
A couple of the people shots from that event ......

A couple of the people shots from that event ... Snapshots, really. :)

Processed and formatted for posting very quickly. My more 'still life' type shots I'm still working on....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Godfrey
I had that happen to one of my Minox Bs a long...

I had that happen to one of my Minox Bs a long time ago. DAG took care of it for me.

Thanks for the videos! :)

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Godfrey
I use my handheld incident meter(s) often. They...

I use my handheld incident meter(s) often. They work well for many situations.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 485
Views: 35,578
Posted By Godfrey
Looks good! I haven't done much color neg work in...

Looks good! I haven't done much color neg work in years, perhaps it will give me an opportunity to shoot some with the Fuji GS645S. I have a couple of rolls of Portra to play with. :) $99 though ......
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By Godfrey
I don't like having to subscribe to software, so...

I don't like having to subscribe to software, so when LR 6.14 dies its inevitable death on macOS, I'll be on something else. And the new system I'll purchase this year will never have LR or PS on...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Been a busy busy couple of weeks, out of town...

Been a busy busy couple of weeks, out of town half of it ... I just inventoried and found I've received 12 postcards from RFF #11! Wow! I better get off my duff and get mine printed up and out the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
Battery life status... Another month on, two...

Battery life status...

Another month on, two more packs of film through the RF70, and the battery indicator is still showing all bars when I power up the camera. It now will display one bar down if...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By Godfrey
Photos with InstaKon RF70 and SLR670

I attended my annual outing with friends on the Northern California coast this past weekend. Aside from my iPhone, I brought three film cameras along ... the InstaKon RF70 and Polaroid SLR670a (both...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
Following up with the GS645S Wide 60 ... I had...

Following up with the GS645S Wide 60 ... I had the third roll (Fuji 100) in the camera when I took it to a weekend event, finished it and shot another roll of Fuji HP5.

I processed the two rolls...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks Doug. Yeah, it sucks. Three cars on the...

Thanks Doug. Yeah, it sucks. Three cars on the entrance ramp to the local expressway last Thursday morning. I was the guy in back. Guy in front slammed on the brakes at the last minute ... Why, I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Godfrey
Any product, no matter how good it is in general,...

Any product, no matter how good it is in general, can have a defect. We tend to hear only about the ones that have a defect, no matter how many units with no defects there are.

And a three year old...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,056
Posted By Godfrey
Sorry, Bill. This is absolutely wrong. I can't...

Sorry, Bill. This is absolutely wrong. I can't even begin to explain it if that's your real opinion.

To first order approximation, a digital capture is linear AT THE TIME OF CAPTURE ON THE SENSOR...
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Godfrey
I expect Lightroom 6.14 to be dead after macOS...

I expect Lightroom 6.14 to be dead after macOS Mojave too. I already get the "not optimized for Mojave" notification every week, and the Maps module is permanently broken now. Just a matter of time....
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 981
Posted By Godfrey
Lessee: I can't be you so I can't really say what...

Lessee: I can't be you so I can't really say what works best for you. I can tell you what I've used over the past three-four trips and has returned me photographs I'm happy with, however.

Trip one:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Godfrey
The Polaroid print is 107x88 mm in size. The...

The Polaroid print is 107x88 mm in size. The print window is 79x72 mm (very near square but not quite, slightly tall).

I can't say how long the film will be in production, but MiNT is selling a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
:D That doesn't mean they become unusable, Raid....

:D

That doesn't mean they become unusable, Raid. My Olympus E-1 was made in 2003, was totally obsolete in terms of models and functionality by 2007, but even today makes lovely photographs when I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
Well, cosmetics is the least of why I might pick...

Well, cosmetics is the least of why I might pick a particular camera, although a good looking camera is always a nice thing.

I might pick a special edition because I appreciate the intent of the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Some of you folks are such eager beavers! :D I'm...

Some of you folks are such eager beavers! :D

I'm hoping to have mine out by the weekend before the May 20 deadline, if not on May 20. Last year I was early because I was leaving on a six week trip...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
A limited edition thing has little to do with...

A limited edition thing has little to do with something being "classical" or archetypical, or anything like that. Even "collectible" is a question mark.

It simply means that the edition has a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
I own a "limited edition" Leica M: the M-D typ...

I own a "limited edition" Leica M: the M-D typ 262.
Why? Because I like it. Others may not.

Same goes for any other limited edition thing. A group of people like them, collect them, and pay a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
I received the first postcard from Project #11...

I received the first postcard from Project #11 today too. Very nice photo!

However, this one arrived in an envelope. No disparagement intended, but a photo with a label on it in an envelope isn't a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
:D I'm homing in on what photograph to use....

:D

I'm homing in on what photograph to use. It'll take me a while yet...
No rush! :-)

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks for the compliments! I remember a few of...

Thanks for the compliments!

I remember a few of the old Polaroid 'special' films, although I don't think I ever used any of them. Until 2010 or so, I only had original Polaroid SX-70s, never had...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Godfrey
I've been very pleased with the P600. My R2400...

I've been very pleased with the P600. My R2400 was working well, still, when I ordered it but was over ten years old.

I gave the R2400 to a friend who needed a printer desperately; she managed to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-27-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks for the update! Received and good! G

Thanks for the update! Received and good!

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By Godfrey
Its critically focused and there is no motion...

Its critically focused and there is no motion blur. At 200%, a detail attached. You can see the stitching in the hat embroidery and the hairs on his head....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By Godfrey
An unmistakeable and lovely rendering quality....

An unmistakeable and lovely rendering quality. Sorry if you’re blind to it.

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By Godfrey
Ultra fast lenses (meaning lenses faster than...

Ultra fast lenses (meaning lenses faster than about f/2.8) in the film era enabled two things:

Ability to make usable exposures in poor light with modest sensitivity
Accurate focusing with SLR...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-26-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
You're not alone... Oh! Just checked the first...

You're not alone...

Oh! Just checked the first post ... deadline is actually May 20, not April 20. :cool: I'll get mine sent by then. :D

Stephan: Have there been additions to the address list...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By Godfrey
Oh yes: There are many issues still with...

Oh yes: There are many issues still with electronic shutters. From readout speed to crossover leakage between pixel bins, and on and on. Electronic shutters work best as an adjunct to a mechanical...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By Godfrey
While I got many excellent photos out of the M9,...

While I got many excellent photos out of the M9, I was never any more than just ambivalent about it as a camera. It was slow and unresponsive, the battery capacity was limited, and the in-camera JPEG...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-25-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,386
Posted By Godfrey
I find thumb rests usually get in my way, just...

I find thumb rests usually get in my way, just like the film advance lever on my film M and other cameras often do. With those, all except the Leicaflex SL, I end up folding the lever in most of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,629
Posted By Godfrey
I haven't bought much terribly recently, but what...

I haven't bought much terribly recently, but what I bought last year and earlier this year has been getting a good bit of use and proving to be worth what I paid for it. To wit...


Wotancraft...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, indeed; thanks! Comparing the photos...

Yes, indeed; thanks! Comparing the photos technically with any modern camera leads one down the path of "Why bother with this junk?"

But I love the way they look, little print jewels that have a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
Take a look at some of the more advanced drones...

Take a look at some of the more advanced drones available now... I think at least one of them supports voice control and will fly where you want it to go, make photos, then download them to your...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Godfrey
I'm doing an Instax SQ back for my Hasselblad...

I'm doing an Instax SQ back for my Hasselblad 500CM, using the processing unit from an Instant Magny 35 (Kickstarter that came up with a very nice Instax SQ attachment for Leica M, Nikon FM, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Godfrey
Ride through Guadalupe River Park :: Polaroid SLR670a by MiNT

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40692638653_db3261b432_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24ZSpLa)
Polaroid SLR670a by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 B&W film
Scanned with Light L16

It's been a while since I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, it was about that amount of time IIRC. I'm...

Yes, it was about that amount of time IIRC. I'm so busy this year, it seemed to me that I sent it to them and it returned in the blink of an eye. Same for the overhaul of my Fuji GS645S in March!...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Godfrey
Nice! I like how you have a separate focusing...

Nice! I like how you have a separate focusing scale for the Instax! :)

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
No problem. I received your re-sent list now....

No problem. I received your re-sent list now. Thanks!

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
No email list received. I did get the...

No email list received. I did get the confirmation email for #11.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,277
Posted By Godfrey
Which lens is my "usual choice" depends on the...

Which lens is my "usual choice" depends on the camera. Whether I call my photos 'street photography' or 'walking about photos' or whatever.. :)

With Leica M, it's usually 35 or 50mm, evenly split....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-17-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
I think I forgot to post about it here ... But...

I think I forgot to post about it here ... But the battery consumption on my camera was way over the top. I discussed it with Jackie (Customer Support at MiNT) and I sent the camera back for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By Godfrey
The same is even more true of digital cameras, of...

The same is even more true of digital cameras, of course. You don't even have to buy film ... you just have to charge the battery. Nothing says that you *have to* upgrade your digital camera, ya...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,516
Posted By Godfrey
The next to last good camera shop near me closed...

The next to last good camera shop near me closed a couple of years ago so I mostly buy film from online retailers now. I could still get it elsewhere, but why work so hard? Online retailers are the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By Godfrey
I don't own a Q, wasn't particularly enthused...

I don't own a Q, wasn't particularly enthused about it. However, I am enthused about the Q2 and may actually trade some gear to get one.

The notion of a good front-element teleconverter to give a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By Godfrey
That doesn't mean, at all, that you won't want...

That doesn't mean, at all, that you won't want more of it. Otherwise why do so many people on this forum have dozens of film cameras?

G
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Godfrey
Any developer unwilling, or unable, to keep their...

Any developer unwilling, or unable, to keep their products updated with new operating system releases are failing already and not worth investing more money into, in the form of buying their products...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,774
Posted By Godfrey
Ultimately, yes. "Life itself" is the only fit...

Ultimately, yes. "Life itself" is the only fit answer to "What is the meaning of Life?" If that's not good enough, well, make up whatever feels more satisfying to you. Anything you can dream up is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By Godfrey
You know you have too much if you can't even find...

You know you have too much if you can't even find what you know you have... !!

G
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,774
Posted By Godfrey
Notre Dame is/was a beautiful site and a...

Notre Dame is/was a beautiful site and a marvelous thing. I have been there many times and have enjoyed its magnificent architecture, grandeur, and the glorious associations of the sacred it holds....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By Godfrey
Heh. When I carry one of the Leica's (CL or...

Heh.

When I carry one of the Leica's (CL or M-D), although I usually carry two or three lenses it ends up being mostly a one-one experience because I tend to just use one lens 90% of the time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 879
Posted By Godfrey
I buy gear because I'm curious and fascinated...

I buy gear because I'm curious and fascinated with it. It's been years since I needed any more than I already have. I certainly don't want to just keep acquiring more, however. So my bargain with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2019
Replies: 606
Views: 53,495
Posted By Godfrey
I had the Leica M-D fitted with Summilux 35mm v2...

I had the Leica M-D fitted with Summilux 35mm v2 (circa 1972) with me on my bicycle ride this morning. I made four exposures with it, mostly near wide open. One caught my eye when I got home and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
I went to visit my old photographer/Minox guru...

I went to visit my old photographer/Minox guru buddy down in SLO this past week. Don is 94 now, still as sharp as can be, and a total pleasure to be able to spend time with still! We've done a lot of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,006
Posted By Godfrey
(bolded) I can't speak for anyone else, but...

(bolded) I can't speak for anyone else, but that's not how I print my 6x6 photographs except on rare occasions. When I crop a 6x6 photograph, it's because I framed it at the time of taking it for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2019
Replies: 493
Views: 139,961
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/7882/47518578382_bd5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7882/47518578382_bd58dd4c1c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fp48Qb)
Japanese Maple - Japan Town, San Jose 2019
MiNT InstaKon RF70, Fuji Instax Wide film

Enjoy! G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,006
Posted By Godfrey
Few cameras can give you the feel of a Hasselblad...

Few cameras can give you the feel of a Hasselblad SWC in use. The special feel of this camera comes from its compactness, ease of hand-holding, simplicity, and the incredible quality of that Biogon...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,164
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sorry to hear that his last week was so...

I'm sorry to hear that his last week was so rough, for both him and for Frances. But he is beyond pain now, a moment to be sad and a moment to remember, a moment to celebrate that memory.

Godspeed,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Godfrey
I prefer HP5 ... Have another roll of it loaded...

I prefer HP5 ... Have another roll of it loaded in my Fuji GS645S right now. :)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Godfrey
I find they just make it more work to figure out...

I find they just make it more work to figure out what I want. I know what I want, I have defined it and use it. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,048
Posted By Godfrey
I had both Pentax MX and Olympus OM-1/OM-2...

I had both Pentax MX and Olympus OM-1/OM-2 cameras. The MX is very slightly smaller; the Olympus felt better in my hands. Both were excellent cameras.

But honestly, in this camera class, I prefer...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Godfrey
None of the above. I work only with raw files...

None of the above.

I work only with raw files (unless the originals are JPEG or otherwise). I have several pathologically weird but quite different B&W presets (that I created myself) designed to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,164
Posted By Godfrey
I don't know Roger well, and frankly we have...

I don't know Roger well, and frankly we have often disagreed unpleasantly, but by and large I've always felt that he was a decent person, well-informed and knowledgeable, willing to share that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
From the Fuji GS645S Wide 60 Professional first...

From the Fuji GS645S Wide 60 Professional first test roll. Captured to digital with the Film Lab app on an iPhone 8 Plus.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/46618504935_1a13cb6531_o.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
I've never given it a moments thought. 15 vs 16...

I've never given it a moments thought. 15 vs 16 is irrelevant. Half the time I pull film early because I'm done with my session and want to process it immediately anyway.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Godfrey
Leica USA told me they could do it on my ancient...

Leica USA told me they could do it on my ancient one-cam 50 'Cron. That was a year or so ago; never had it done.

G
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
Fuji's MF cameras are typically very good at the...

Fuji's MF cameras are typically very good at the film transport, and Frank Marshman went through the whole camera when I sent it in for the sticky rangefinder. They also run only 15 frames per roll...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
First test roll out of the Fuji GS645S Wide 60...

First test roll out of the Fuji GS645S Wide 60 Professional, drying:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/47478919112_5c1309f1e5_b.jpg

Wheee!

Processed with the Rondinax 60. Looks like one frame...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-01-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, the NEX lens mount is the same on all the...

Yes, the NEX lens mount is the same on all the mirror less Sony cams.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-31-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. The Minox Daylight Developing Tank was never...

Hmm. The Minox Daylight Developing Tank was never really designed for color processing. I only processed C41 in Minox format a couple of times: I used a stainless spiral 9mm reel in a single roll...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-31-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Great stuff! I'm looking forward to picking a...

Great stuff! I'm looking forward to picking a photo and making my postcards...

I manufacture mine entirely myself. I enjoy the process. And I always send them as postcards, not in envelopes, because...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 1,989
Posted By Godfrey
My desires for "a camera which has not yet been...

My desires for "a camera which has not yet been made" are modest: A Leica CL with a socket for a remote release, and the remote release, would do nicely. I already have the CL, the only thing it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,881
Views: 1,779,690
Posted By Godfrey
Loaded up the 'new to me' Fuji GS645S Wide 60...

Loaded up the 'new to me' Fuji GS645S Wide 60 with a roll of HP5 to go testing with.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/47429355522_a1ef910f08_b.jpg

It's a sweet camera ... Looking forward to...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-28-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 16,183
Posted By Godfrey
More than I can remember. I keep finding others...

More than I can remember. I keep finding others I'd forgotten about.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,745
Posted By Godfrey
I used to carry a Minox EC all the time, it's...

I used to carry a Minox EC all the time, it's about the size of a pack of chewing gum. And it's mostly made of composite plastic. One time, visiting a photographer friend who worked for the State...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,745
Posted By Godfrey
My Minox subminiature cameras are easily...

My Minox subminiature cameras are easily pocketable. All of them. :D

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1356/4726171698_6a01c46931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8cCSbW)

G
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
The camera has arrived back from service and is...

The camera has arrived back from service and is just waiting to be loaded and used now. I've fitted a B+W 49mm wide, metal lens hood, suitable for up to a FF 35mm FoV.

Beauty shots taken quickly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,453
Posted By Godfrey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/46559791155_a8...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/46559791155_a8cc067244_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWk6MV)
Main Stage, Beyond Wonderland Rave - San Bernardino 2019

enjoy,
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Godfrey
I think this thread should now be moved to the...

I think this thread should now be moved to the "film vs digital" area rather than Photography General Interest.

G
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By Godfrey
The answer to your question is: Because people...

The answer to your question is: Because people are willing to pay that much for these cameras.

It's certainly not Leica's fault nor does Leica have any influence on what people are willing to pay a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By Godfrey
I have two Leica reflex cameras, a Leicaflex SL...

I have two Leica reflex cameras, a Leicaflex SL and an R6.2. I had an R8 in the past. Any three-cam R lens will work fine on the R8 ... I never saw much benefit in the ROM versions, albeit that they...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By Godfrey
Ah, another delightful thread full of rangefinder...

Ah, another delightful thread full of rangefinder camera enthusiasts enjoying*and lauding the only camera manufacturer still producing rangefinder cameras, both digital AND film..

What a load of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Godfrey
I suspect that where you used the term "binary"...

I suspect that where you used the term "binary" you really meant "discrete", because binary is not an antonym of continuous. :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. :D Good to hear from you, Helen! I always...

Yes. :D
Good to hear from you, Helen! I always love your photos!

G

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46548649995_8d6cfd8977_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2019
Replies: 493
Views: 139,961
Posted By Godfrey
latest from two days...

latest from two days ago:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46548649995_8d6cfd8977_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dVkZUX)
Selfie With Stealth Spaceship - Pasadena 2019
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Godfrey
I shoot with both film and digital cameras. And...

I shoot with both film and digital cameras. And with instant film, which are different from either. It's all good to me. I get good quality from all of them.

Of course, that's not a "first...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
An update on my "new" Fuji GS645S Wide 60: I...

An update on my "new" Fuji GS645S Wide 60:

I sent the one I purchased (cheap) from Japan to Frank Marshman on March 8 for examination and service. Two days ago, I received a note back from him that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By Godfrey
The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted,...

The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted, first-FF Leica M camera. When I had one, I was never all that taken with it ... It exhibited many of the issues of a first product with difficult technology...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Godfrey
I don't know about anyone else, but I buy 30k+...

I don't know about anyone else, but I buy 30k+ vehicles when their sale value drops to <10k, in good shape, do whatever repairs and service are needed (usually ~5k), then drive them until they are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Godfrey
Excellent! G

Excellent!

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 247
Views: 5,058
Posted By Godfrey
Email sent. Thanks for organizing another round,...

Email sent. Thanks for organizing another round, Stephan! :)

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Godfrey
Very little, as little as it ever did before...

Very little, as little as it ever did before anyway. Which was rarely much, once you spent enough for a decent lens.

There's a heck of a lot more to a camera then whether it does well on a DXO...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-17-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 16,183
Posted By Godfrey
The only time I've ever had a camera fail when on...

The only time I've ever had a camera fail when on a trip is when my friend's son, running to get into the picture with his mom and dad, hit my arm and launched my Rollei 35 Classic Platinum off the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, that is the way it works. With the SL too. :)

Yes, that is the way it works. With the SL too. :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Godfrey
Doesn't bother me at all. For the buyers, it's...

Doesn't bother me at all. For the buyers, it's their money, their choice and I don't know why I should judge it. For Leica, as long as they make some money from it, why should I care?

If people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. Well, most of the cheaper plastic fantastic...

Hmm. Well, most of the cheaper plastic fantastic cameras had cheap viewfinders that were difficult to focus manually with. Not a big deal if you are going to use AF most of the time, but I prefer to...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Godfrey
I disagree that it's sloppy ... Not every...

I disagree that it's sloppy ... Not every situation can be captured full frame unless you have a bearer with a dozen lenses following you around at all times. The "always shoot full frame" meme is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By Godfrey
This is not a difficult to solve problem. I did...

This is not a difficult to solve problem. I did it years ago.

My 'original images' library is about 2.8 Terabytes of data now, and has 478,000 unique image files in it. Of course, there's an awful...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-10-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,340
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed there is. I don't know yet whether it's...

Indeed there is. I don't know yet whether it's possible to take enough material off to get the proper depth without radical surgery, but one way or another it will be made to work. :)

G
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,078
Posted By Godfrey
I'm so p'd off at Leica now. I'm trying NOT to...

I'm so p'd off at Leica now. I'm trying NOT to want a Q2 in the worst way. [email protected] them!

:D

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,340
Posted By Godfrey
And now the wacky fun begins... The makers were...

And now the wacky fun begins...

The makers were able to supply me with a spare film processing unit. And I have a Hasselblad/Polaroid back, and a Hasselblad 500CM. Some cutting and milling and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,340
Posted By Godfrey
Sorry, I missed your comment at the end of...

Sorry, I missed your comment at the end of January.

Mine is for the Leica M, but the same applies to the Nikon FM and other compatible camera models. The pressure plate/film back on these cameras...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Godfrey
I have a couple of SD cards still in use for over...

I have a couple of SD cards still in use for over a decade. Absolutely no problems with reliability.

In fact, with all the different digital cameras and other devices I've had that took Memory...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-03-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 7,906
Posted By Godfrey
Sure, I'm up for it. G

Sure, I'm up for it.

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-03-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By Godfrey
The Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH covers...

The Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH covers all of these and is quite compact. It's also a brilliant performer. But it costs a bit. I don't use mine enough. :angel:

Anyway, this new 75mm looks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46533295054_f3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46533295054_f3aab13626_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dTZiqA)
Space Duck - Mountain View 2019
iPhone 8 Plus + ShakeItPhoto app

My other persona...

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,624
Posted By Godfrey
Ignore all the tripe about adapting lenses. While...

Ignore all the tripe about adapting lenses. While many of the fly by night camera-du-jour options like Sony and Fuji can be used, nothing uses M-mount lenses as well as a Leica M camera, and the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! No intent on changing the leather for me. I...

LOL! No intent on changing the leather for me. I kinda like my cameras to be somewhat plain looking. :)

Oh yes: I looked in my miscellaneous bits drawer and found two nice metal lens hoods that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
Evil people on this forum. I bought one, at a...

Evil people on this forum.

I bought one, at a very low price out of Japan. Just the camera and lens cap, nothing else. It arrived a few days ago and is absolutely beautiful condition cosmetically...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Godfrey
It took me a long time to find a 'Lux 35 v2 that...

It took me a long time to find a 'Lux 35 v2 that was in the shape and at the price I wanted. I would never ever consider not using it!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By Godfrey
It is undoubtedly a scam or phishing. I don't...

It is undoubtedly a scam or phishing.

I don't know how with other email apps, but in Apple Mail I use the "Messages > Forward as attachment" command to send all such emails to Paypal Spoofs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,290
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. Some of my most "liked" photos were made at...

Hmm. Some of my most "liked" photos were made at f/16. What am I doing wrong? :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/47200756821_63...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/47200756821_63b052279f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eUYdy6)
Light L16
ISO 100 @ f/16 @ 1/200 @ 75mm

Enjoy!
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
Finally some time to process a few more photos...

Finally some time to process a few more photos from the cruise; what a week!

I liked this display on Promenade deck:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/32257872327_60651f038f_o.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/32257872327_60...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/32257872327_60651f038f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R9w2Ax)
Light L16
ISO 2476 @ f/15 @ 1/15 @ 75mm

Enjoy!
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Godfrey
Good luck with the cochlear implant! I know two...

Good luck with the cochlear implant! I know two folks who had that done. I never through to ask their impressions of how music changed for them, but remember that Ludwig von Beethoven was just about...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,073
Posted By Godfrey
The LCD is the standard viewfinder, I have no...

The LCD is the standard viewfinder, I have no need to make phone calls with my camera. I have the Ricoh optical clip-on 28mm viewfinder as well. :)

Not that I'm thinking of buying another camera,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Godfrey
I worked in a photofinishing lab for a couple of...

I worked in a photofinishing lab for a couple of years in the early 1980s. The printing machines had a limited range of adjustability for enlargement, so how large or how small relative to the format...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Godfrey
I prefer a meatier lens with a modest sized body,...

I prefer a meatier lens with a modest sized body, when using a body that provides TTL viewing and focusing. The lens provides me something to hold onto and balance/stabilize the camera with. So I now...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,368
Posted By Godfrey
Daylight is easy. Indoor dark lit tricky. Get a...

Daylight is easy. Indoor dark lit tricky.

Get a Kodak Pocket Photo Guide book and study the recommendations. It addresses exposure based on scene types. Once you "get" it, and build some experience...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Godfrey
Image area and paper size are different things,...

Image area and paper size are different things, unless you want edge to edge borderless prints. Print (either darkroom or wet lab) with wide enough borders and you can make a good looking print from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Godfrey
I used to use corded silk or soft nylon straps...

I used to use corded silk or soft nylon straps all the time. Nowadays, I've switched to using the Peak Design "Leash" strap because of the ease with which I can remove the strap from the camera when...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,321
Posted By Godfrey
I use several cameras. - Leica M or R film...

I use several cameras.

- Leica M or R film cameras when I want to shoot some B&W 35mm film, Leica CL and M digital cameras when I want to capture images digitally. I bought those a) because I...
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Godfrey
BO-KE ..Long o, short e; a hard, even emphasis on...

BO-KE ..Long o, short e; a hard, even emphasis on both syllables. It's Japanese.

Beyond that, the sky is falling! Some idiot marketing weasel told a silly story and used a word inappropriately!...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Godfrey
I've been eagerly awaiting the Lab Box for some...

I've been eagerly awaiting the Lab Box for some time; I have two on order with the Kickstarter campaign. Yes, they seem to be on the way to shipping now... Yay!

Meanwhile, my Rondinax and Rondix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,453
Posted By Godfrey
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/46221007125_e8...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/46221007125_e8c59b4106_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dqoK6X)
Light L16
ISO 814 @ f/16 @ 1/60 @ 128mm

enjoy,
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
Really didn't need to see that spider's face in...

Really didn't need to see that spider's face in this thread, Peter. :(

Anywho...

Morning already ... The dance music was still going......
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By Godfrey
Worrying about one to three decades into the...

Worrying about one to three decades into the future of camera repair is likely just a terrific waste of time. I may not last that long myself ... I'm over sixty already, after all. There's a limit to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, the L16 production run is completely sold...

Yes, the L16 production run is completely sold out for the present. I spoke with Tech Support and they can't give a date, at present, when the next batch will be available. It will come sometime...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Godfrey
Show me. :)

Show me. :)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Godfrey
Not subjective at all. How good a lens are you...

Not subjective at all. How good a lens are you using? How many pixels do you have to work with? How are your skills at taking, rendering, and uprezzing image files?

I’ve seen crap work from medium...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
I would say that, at the limit, the L16 image...

I would say that, at the limit, the L16 image quality rivals that of the best FF and medium format digital cameras, and is on par with my Leica CL + M and R lenses. But, like with a Polaroid SX-70,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Godfrey
Great to hear that. Enjoy your new camera! G

Great to hear that. Enjoy your new camera!

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Godfrey
I only rarely use any sharpening. In fact, I find...

I only rarely use any sharpening. In fact, I find that LR's default raw sharpening for cameras like the Leica M and CL (and certain Olympus models) which have either very weak or no antialiasing...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
The GS645 bellows is a well known weakness, and I...

The GS645 bellows is a well known weakness, and I don't know who does bellows repair/replacement any more for it. That's one reason I prefer the GS645S and GS645W models ... they're simpler with less...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
What are "focus mounts"? Do you mean the lens'...

What are "focus mounts"? Do you mean the lens' focusing helicoid? I never had any problems with that on the GS645S I had.

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-14-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
I can't answer as to whether the lens is...

I can't answer as to whether the lens is comparable to your 500AF (whatever that might be) or a custom with a 4x5 lens. Here's a quick scan of a detail shot from last December:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-14-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 10,996
Posted By Godfrey
The battery drain situation on my camera seemed...

The battery drain situation on my camera seemed abnormal, so in the latter half of December I conversed with the folks at MiNT about it. They agreed that it was unusual and asked me to ship the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
Yup: The image quality out of the Light L16 is...

Yup: The image quality out of the Light L16 is just incredible. Peculiar or not, it is a terrific piece of photographic equipment. :)

All the other photos in this thread until that one were...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
Woo hoo! Yellow or Red would be cool. :D The...

Woo hoo! Yellow or Red would be cool. :D

The covering's removable, yes. I thought what was asked was whether the grip could be removed. My mistake. :)

I just might have to have one of these again....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
I used the Ricoh GXR with M-camera unit quite a...

I used the Ricoh GXR with M-camera unit quite a lot, sold it when I bought the M9. If Ricoh had simply made the very same camera without all the interchangeable modules and with a modern EVF, I'd...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
Glad to help. I may just have to buy one of these...

Glad to help. I may just have to buy one of these again for myself, you've gotten me thinking how much I liked the one I had so many years ago... I may have to acquire one. They seem fairly plentiful...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,951
Posted By Godfrey
As a long-time Rolleiflex TLR enthusiast, I...

As a long-time Rolleiflex TLR enthusiast, I started to recommend one of those ... but if I were actually looking for another camera of this type, I'd buy a Fuji GS645S in a heartbeat. It's got a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Godfrey
I'm back home now and have started processing my...

I'm back home now and have started processing my photos to full resolution. And ... DANG! The Light L16 did a spectacular job!

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Last day on my cruise, he was getting a few photos made of his...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,306
Posted By Godfrey
Last day on my cruise, he was getting a few...

Last day on my cruise, he was getting a few photos made of his costume. He allowed me to make a portrait too...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/46170085795_2ac5b1c6f4_o.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
How is that camera? Never got to hold or even see...

How is that camera? Never got to hold or even see one yet.[/QUOTE]

I like it a lot, it makes very fine photographs. It's extremely well made and feels just right in the hand.

Like any camera, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! I only rarely make more than 300-400...

LOL! I only rarely make more than 300-400 exposures per week on a trip. I always budget to have at least twice that in storage capacity when traveling "just in case" ... So I'd need twice the amount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Godfrey
Leica CL body only - $2795 Leica M Adapter L -...

Leica CL body only - $2795
Leica M Adapter L - $395

Use one of your M lenses ... 35mm is the focal length for a normal lens (50mm eqFOV on FF). Add other adapters to the M-mount to use your Nikon or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting thesis....

Interesting thesis.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/46160500405_9b024aeac0_o.jpg

On the left is enough 35mm film to cover making 430 35mm film camera exposures. It weighs about a pound and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, I will .. but not in this thread as it is...

Okay, I will .. but not in this thread as it is off topic for the thread. I'll try to post something a bit later today.

Capsule summary: The Leica R6.2 is kind of what I always loved about my Nikon...
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