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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,601
Posted By shawn
Partially, but Matrix metering was out in the 80s...

Partially, but Matrix metering was out in the 80s though with less segments that what can be done with digital. My F5 has 1005 segments and even takes color (and focus position) into account with its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,601
Posted By shawn
I'd say the M240 WB is still not great but it...

I'd say the M240 WB is still not great but it isn't an issue shooting RAW. I set Lightroom to automatically set WB to Auto (not As Shot) for any M240 DNGs imported into it. WB is much more consistent...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By shawn
Once setup with adapted lenses there isn't much...

Once setup with adapted lenses there isn't much of a reason to menu dive. Aperture on the lens, shutter on a command dial, iso mapped to a button and a button to toggle between evf and lcd. Main...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Day Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,612
Posted By shawn
Cosina should bring back the R-D1 with an updated...

Cosina should bring back the R-D1 with an updated sensor. The RD-1 is closer to a film camera with a digital back than any digital Leica is.

Shawn
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,646
Posted By shawn
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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,601
Posted By shawn
Just like it since they both are using a...

Just like it since they both are using a reflection off the shutter blades for metering.

On the M240 you actually don't have the use LV or EVF to use more advanced metering. The classic metering is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,601
Posted By shawn
The M240's meter (in classic metering mode) would...

The M240's meter (in classic metering mode) would be fooled the same way as your M9. Just like every other center weighted meter out there. Lock exposure with less sky and you will be fine.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By shawn
The only real problem I know of was in the...

The only real problem I know of was in the original x100 with the sticky aperture blade problem. In cameras that developed that problem they would inconsistently expose when in aperture priority and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By shawn
The bodies are solid and the buttons and controls...

The bodies are solid and the buttons and controls have great tactile response. They just aren't heavy. Heavy alone isn't 'build quality.'

Shawn
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 1,601
Posted By shawn
Download RawDigger and you can see how...

Download RawDigger and you can see how underexposed the DNG file is. That much sky is going to underexpose.

Next time point the camera at the ground near your subject, half pressure and hold the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,646
Posted By shawn
It is a very interesting purchase to think about....

It is a very interesting purchase to think about. I remember reading a little about the R-D1 when it first came out and I pretty much ignored it. At the time I had moved from a F5 to a D1H and had...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,646
Posted By shawn
Joining the party. Picked one up, based on its...

Joining the party. Picked one up, based on its file naming it might have only had 134 exposures on it. It is in mint condition so I believe...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By shawn
That is posterization, not banding. And it is...

That is posterization, not banding. And it is visible on a Mac if you download the original and view it at 100%.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 2,855
Posted By shawn
The viewfinder is configurable in what it...

The viewfinder is configurable in what it displays. You can have nothing more than the framelines if desired.

Shawn
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By shawn
The entire viewfinder is supposed to be about...

The entire viewfinder is supposed to be about right for a 24mm lens. With both eyes open you should get a superimposed black border that is about a 35mm fov.

Shawn
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By shawn
https://www.checkaflip.com for Epson rangefinder...

https://www.checkaflip.com for Epson rangefinder has an average selling price of about 1070usd with a pretty wide range of prices in there. Natcam or usedphotopro recently had one for around 1200 and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By shawn
And the Leicaís donít have the 1:1...

And the Leicaís donít have the 1:1 viewfinder.

Shawn
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By shawn
Awesome, thanks. This confirmed the conversion...

Awesome, thanks.

This confirmed the conversion works. I used Wine to convert the Windows version of Epson Photo Raw to a Mac OSX application. It imported and processed your files...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49479189822_15...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49479189822_1549208708_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By shawn
Curious if anyone has any ERF filed they would be...

Curious if anyone has any ERF filed they would be willing to share? I tried to find samples online and could not find any raws files. Out of curiosity I converted Epson Photo Raw to be able to run...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,440
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507873002_01...

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507147518_11572753df_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507148943_dff126730d_b.jpg

Si...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507151648_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507151648_fd45021393_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507141833_efb11095df_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49507134023_08113d6e4d_b.jpg

Si...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
If they could have made it a triple system put...

If they could have made it a triple system put 1:1 in for the 35mm (50mm FOV and up) and on the other end a magnification that works with the 14mm. Then split the difference between the two for the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
Shame they don't put the much bigger EVF of the...

Shame they don't put the much bigger EVF of the XT-3 into an XE body.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
Would have been great if they went the other...

Would have been great if they went the other direction and added more magnification options. Wider and/or 1:1 for 50mm FOV would have been awesome.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
XP2 was almost always OVF except for macro work...

XP2 was almost always OVF except for macro work or using the 100-400. X100F is OVF unless I am using the digital teleconverter or Ricoh GW-4 on it. My full spectrum x100 I shoot with the EVF a bit...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
Not much different than looking for a focus...

Not much different than looking for a focus confirm light on a DSLR except that you are also seeing a zoomed in focus point too. Try it, you might be surprised how well it works. I used to shoot my...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,753
Posted By shawn
The way to focus in erf mode without watching the...

The way to focus in erf mode without watching the patch is to turn on focus peaking and set it to red. Shoot raw and put the camera in monochrome mode. Zoom in the erf patch by pressing the rear...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By shawn
Sigma dp Quattro vertical strap lugs

The dp Quattro with the LCD viewer does not hang well from the strap lugs.

I used my Dremel to put a little recess on both sides of the LCD bracket to add another strap lug position. The camera...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 430
Views: 80,532
Posted By shawn
Sigma DP1Q and a Ricoh GW-4 wide angle adapter...

Sigma DP1Q and a Ricoh GW-4 wide angle adapter for a 21mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By shawn
I just got the filter a week or two ago but like...

I just got the filter a week or two ago but like it so far. Straight out the camera isn't quite what I was hoping for (more orange than red, tweaking WB more might fix this) but I have a preset in LR...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By shawn
Fuji x100 w/Ricoh GW-4 (26mm FOV)

The Ricoh GW-4 has a 49mm thread on it and seems to work well on the x100. No vignetting (it was built for the wider GR3) and it gives a little bit wider FOV than the Fuji teleconverter, just under...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,164
Views: 610,457
Posted By shawn
Thanks Erik. I did remove the lens but just...

Thanks Erik. I did remove the lens but just removed the stop screw and unscrewed the helicoid to see the shutter and also the check the lens.

Might give the shutter tension a try but might just get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,164
Views: 610,457
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49474753442_dd...

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1930 Ia nickel close focus Elmar. Just arrived from KEH, it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 996
Posted By shawn
Kodak 200 or 400 color film was pretty much...

Kodak 200 or 400 color film was pretty much available *everywhere*. Tri-X or PlusX was very easy to find too. As were camera stores....

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 996
Posted By shawn
No APS in 80s or early 90s. That was mid to later...

No APS in 80s or early 90s. That was mid to later 90s as I recall. Disc cameras died pretty quickly (certainly by 1990 though the film continued). 126 and 127 was still around in the 80s and being...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,554
Posted By shawn
The Konica is a Sonnar design. Shawn

The Konica is a Sonnar design.

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 996
Posted By shawn
I worked in a camera store/photo lab in the early...

I worked in a camera store/photo lab in the early 90s. Ektar 25, 100 and 1000 was in the store. Pretty sure we used Ektar 100 for most shoots and 25 for still life fine arts type shoots. Kodak Gold...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,554
Posted By shawn
I have the Konica Hexanon 90mm and find it...

I have the Konica Hexanon 90mm and find it wonderful. Small and inexpensive too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47946861616_3236aa9a76_b.jpg

It is very sharp but you have to nail the focus to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49444684213_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49444684213_714b50d94f_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49444684748_e467aaefa2_b.jpg

Full spectrum x100 w/IR Chrome filter

Shawn
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By shawn
You can see the different 100 or 135mm framelines...

You can see the different 100 or 135mm framelines in this thread:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140897&highlight=rf645+framelines

The 135mm framelines only have an L in...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By shawn
DIY IR / full spectrum sensor filters

For anyone looking to DIY convert a camera to full spectrum or infrared the inexpensive route for the sensor filter is to make it yourself.

For a full spectrum conversion you just need a skylight or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,813
Posted By shawn
49mm Kolari IR Chrome filter and a aki-asahi red...

49mm Kolari IR Chrome filter and a aki-asahi red lizard emboss kit for a x100. Figure the camera should look the part.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
Just finished converting my x100 to full...

Just finished converting my x100 to full spectrum. Test shots with a 850nm filter on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By shawn
I have a x100 and the x100f and had a x100t. x100...

I have a x100 and the x100f and had a x100t. x100 is a great camera but the x100f is in another league.

Lots of functional differences between the two. The control layout is somewhat different as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By shawn
These are UN54 in HC110 DilE @8...

These are UN54 in HC110 DilE @8...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-12-2020
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49375354488_53...

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49375851581_b7b0e7dc26_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2020
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
X100F https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4936948...

X100F

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49369486006_9b8c1d65d5_c.jpg

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By shawn
DAG, click the link for more info. Shawn

DAG, click the link for more info.

Shawn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By shawn
IIIG M mount

Interesting conversion... (https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p199/Leica_lllg%2FM.html)

https://www.dagcamera.com/uploads/3/2/0/7/32071941/s880432392866674116_p199_i103_w640.jpeg

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,440
Posted By shawn
Thank you! Shawn

Thank you!

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,440
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/1719/26294819310_cab...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1719/26294819310_cab9cc75bf_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-06-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By shawn
OpTech makes a bunch of small neoprene pouches...

OpTech makes a bunch of small neoprene pouches that easily clip to a belt and have a latch to hold them there. Pretty sure this one is the Wide Body Small pouch.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
How do you figure those numbers? The sheep are...

How do you figure those numbers? The sheep are ISO 2500, 1/125 and f 3.5. (Assuming the M9 calculated that correctly.) If you shoot at 1/30 of a second wide open at f2.5 ISO 320 is an equivalent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
X100F is a very capable little camera. Amazon...

X100F is a very capable little camera. Amazon just had them in silver for $400 off. Will likely see that again as the X100V is likely being introduced in February. It fits in a coat pocket very...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2020
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
x100F https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4933652...

x100F

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49336527573_924821f9eb_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49337214827_14bb15b1b0_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49336532433_980a1989f0_c....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
Yes, mirrorless is great in that you can move...

Yes, mirrorless is great in that you can move adapted glass from one system to another easily. Most of what I shoot on my A7RII is adapted, I only have 2 native lenses for it. Is their an AF adapter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
Need? No, but then we can take pictures on our...

Need? No, but then we can take pictures on our smartphones too and don't really need a camera either. ;)

Serious answer... if it works well, in some situations it is wonderful. In others it is of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
Totally agree with both points. Shawn

Totally agree with both points.

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
Fuji X Pro 2 or 3 (if willing to purchase Fuji...

Fuji X Pro 2 or 3 (if willing to purchase Fuji lenses) or for a fixed lens camera x100F or the upcoming x100V. Wonder if the x100v is going to go in the same direction as the XP3?

For adapting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,209
Posted By shawn
Remember with digital it isn't just the speed...

Remember with digital it isn't just the speed that is an advantage but also the possibility of stabilization.

Any of the BSI Sony A7 series (I think A7RII and up) are incredible in low light. And...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Monochrome Imaging does the same thing and their...

Monochrome Imaging does the same thing and their prices are considerably less expensive. A Sony A7RII conversion is $800.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Very expensive for what it is. They do good B&W...

Very expensive for what it is. They do good B&W without the conversion. The x100t has PD autofocus but it isn't quite to the level of the x100f which is basically a mini X Pro 2. And can be had for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,183
Posted By shawn
Just looking at the first two images but when...

Just looking at the first two images but when viewed side by side the darker image is sharper. At first I thought it was just a slightly different focus point but the characters on the post and on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By shawn
Never used one but there are companies that try...

Never used one but there are companies that try to address this too. Pictar has a grip for a smartphone that gives the typical 2 step shutter release, exposure compensation dial and another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,030
Posted By shawn
This is probably my...

This is probably my favorite....
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49307436106_4a7fd48940_c.jpg

...due to being a twist on one of my all time favorites from 8 years...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
I was just about always a meter user too. Only...

I was just about always a meter user too. Only the last few years I have been going meterless on occasion. I find it good exercise and it has made me see the light better which can also be part of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Amount of light and stops are interchangeable to...

Amount of light and stops are interchangeable to me. I use amount/percentage of light when shooting meterless as I find I estimate shadows a bit better that way and then translate that into stops on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
3 or 4 stops is exactly 8x or 16x the light. To...

3 or 4 stops is exactly 8x or 16x the light. To argue otherwise is to not understand photographic stops.

Yes, you can go faster with more speed, or more DOF or a combination of both. But if 400 was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Yes, I know how many stops it is. But you...

Yes, I know how many stops it is.

But you know... math....

400 X 8 = 3200
400 X 16 = 6400

What I don't believe is how 400 is fine in one medium (film) but you need 8x or 16x more sensitivity...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Because you are basically stuck with one film...

Because you are basically stuck with one film speed for the entire roll and pushing Tri-X allows for more flexibility in a variety of shooting conditions/settings, if also used with a ND filter when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Re-read the quote that was responding to. He said...

Re-read the quote that was responding to. He said ISO400 was fine on film, but he needed 8x or 16x that ISO for digital IN THE SAME CONDITIONs.

Something is wrong if that is the case.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
None of that is shooting in the day. Those...

None of that is shooting in the day. Those situations are dealt with easily by Auto-ISO or shooting ISO Invariant. Leaving a digital camera set to a high ISO to handle these situations is film based...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
There is nothing in any of the shots you have...

There is nothing in any of the shots you have posted the suggests a need for those higher shutter speeds. Most of those shutters are 10x (or more) your focal length and you have almost no moving...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Excellent example of treating the problem, not...

Excellent example of treating the problem, not the symptom!

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
The DPR file is being viewed 1:1 and without NR...

The DPR file is being viewed 1:1 and without NR being applied.

The website you linked is showing files that are downsized (which hides noise), with NR being applied and with several overexposed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
And ISO 25,600 on a XP2 with OOC JPEG. I don't...

And ISO 25,600 on a XP2 with OOC JPEG. I don't have anything color at that ISO.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301683862_71e3fedbff_h.jpg

The M10 has similar DR at that ISO but more read...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
And example of this: ISO 2500 on the M240 with...

And example of this:

ISO 2500 on the M240 with no NR, full size.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49301389431_51e820723e_o.jpg

Same but with DXO Prime NR, full...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Yeah, the magenta and cyan color noise/shifts are...

Yeah, the magenta and cyan color noise/shifts are pretty bad in that.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
He was talking about photography during the day,...

He was talking about photography during the day, not needing to keep shutter speed up during low light.

I am fully aware about keeping shutter speed up in low light. But even in that case less than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Something is wrong is you need 3200 or 6400...

Something is wrong is you need 3200 or 6400 during the day. I shoot base ISO most times during the day.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,722
Posted By shawn
Up to about 1600 it has about a half stop...

Up to about 1600 it has about a half stop advantage in DR and a little over a stop above that. Max ISO is a couple of stops higher but with low...
Forum: Photo Software 12-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By shawn
I never shot Kodachrome but I have thousands of...

I never shot Kodachrome but I have thousands of my fathers old Kodachrome slides and they don't look like what you linked to either except for a couple of those. The Kodakchrome II 'recipe' has some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By shawn
This is for the A7II but it might help in opening...

This is for the A7II but it might help in opening up the viewfinder.

https://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials/life-pixel-sony-a7mk2-diy-digital-infrared-conversion-tutorial

Good...
Forum: Photo Software 12-29-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By shawn
Just to add onto this... if you haven't tried...

Just to add onto this... if you haven't tried Fuji X Raw Studio yet (and your camera supports it) you should really try it out. I just tried it out and am annoyed at myself for not trying it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2019
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
Thanks, I really like that one too. Esp. because...

Thanks, I really like that one too. Esp. because he was terrified of them the day before. We went early in the morning when the track was empty and he ended up tearing up the track once he was...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2019
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290441107_1b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290441107_1b01ab9d79_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289748933_d571d8ddcb_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290234766_ae4f71558a_b.jpg

ht...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289682588_98...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289682588_9840c623c6_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49290373097_16c9f3c897_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 5,200
Posted By shawn
https://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.h...

https://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html

Is also really good, wonderful colors. Their Ektar look is great. Get the latest version on their support page, the website links to a very old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,438
Posted By shawn
The IIa are nice cameras, just be careful around...

The IIa are nice cameras, just be careful around the frame counter. I have three of them and I don't think the counter is working on any of them. They have a small metal actuator that breaks over...
Forum: Photo Software 12-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By shawn
Fuji OOC Film 'recipes'

For those that shoot JPEG on their Fuji's this site has a bunch of film 'recipes' for a variety of different looks.

https://fujixweekly.com/recipes/

Going to try out this one but with grain turned...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,438
Posted By shawn
Olympus XA/XA2/XA3, Rollei 35s, Nikon L35AF,...

Olympus XA/XA2/XA3, Rollei 35s, Nikon L35AF, Canon AF35M, Konica New Genba Kantoku, Olympus Stylus.

For a have anywhere the Olympus cameras are amazing and will live in a pocket happily. Rollei...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-27-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By shawn
I wonder if a wide angle converter would work on...

I wonder if a wide angle converter would work on the S3?

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-26-2019
Replies: 2,584
Views: 645,469
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280262397_d4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280262397_d48f34e4b8_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280058536_78a44aab23_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280058261_03bb76dc35_b.jpg

ht...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Stereo is...

Stereo is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By shawn
Yes, crazy wide. The 15 is actually quite a bit...

Yes, crazy wide. The 15 is actually quite a bit different from the 21 but where the 21 is fairly easily usable if you go much wider than that it is getting into the specialized perspective FOV and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By shawn
That closeout is a steal. I bought one used a...

That closeout is a steal. I bought one used a couple of weeks ago for that price. Seems like a good lens so far but I haven't used it much yet. Sharp lenses and looks like it is better behaved in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,194
Posted By shawn
I have seen a few M240s from dealers at $2200 to...

I have seen a few M240s from dealers at $2200 to 2300. Easy to find them at 2500 or 2600 with extras.

Shawn
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,194
Posted By shawn
Camera west / Leica SF just sold a corroded M9...

Camera west / Leica SF just sold a corroded M9 for about $600.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By shawn
New model is probably coming out in February....

New model is probably coming out in February. Amazon currently has the silver X100F in silver for $900.04.

Shawn
Forum: Leica SL 12-24-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,239
Posted By shawn
I donít have the FP but make sure you are in MF...

I donít have the FP but make sure you are in MF mode. Also try changing to release priority. The camera should work fine with adapted lenses, Sigmaís video of it shows it with a Summicron on it. FP...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-23-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Shooting with the camera is interesting as the...

Shooting with the camera is interesting as the converging panoramic cameras displays are flipped right side of frame on left camera (and vice versa) but the stereo cameras are not.
SBS Stereo...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-23-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
This turned out to be a difficult print. I had 4...

This turned out to be a difficult print. I had 4 fail during print due to warping.


I altered the design a little that printed OK. I also turned down the nozzle cooling fan which made it a very...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-21-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Picked up a pair of side by side stereo viewers....

Picked up a pair of side by side stereo viewers.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DQT8QD6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works well and avoids the color shifts of analygraph...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49225999147_90...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49225999147_90314db48e_z.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49225775396_51485dc60b_z.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49225296138_07d667482b_z.jpg

Sh...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Converging two camera...

Converging two camera...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Stereo shot from...

Stereo shot from yesterday

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49222598437_d0611952cd_b.jpg

3 converging camera panoramic...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-14-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
If you are getting shifting play around with...

If you are getting shifting play around with first layer print height (by bed leveling) as getting that accurate makes a big difference in initial ayer sticking. Also print the first layer at half...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-14-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Modeled out the converging lens panoramic...

Modeled out the converging lens panoramic cameras.

2 camera, 50 degree...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-11-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
I haven’t tried side by side either. Probably...

I haven’t tried side by side either. Probably will get a viewer for it though. At the moment I am waiting for a new battery for my laptop so I haven’t processed anything more yet.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-11-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
I didn’t think of the shorter base either. Have...

I didn’t think of the shorter base either. Have you tried side by side viewing for the hyperstereo shots? Might handle more complex shots better than the blends.

Shawn
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By shawn
Looks great. Just a thought, on your breakout...

Looks great. Just a thought, on your breakout board make sure you have it on standoffs or some other way of raising it up. Don’t want an accidental leak submerging it.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-06-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49179816393_09...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49179816393_09236b6c2b_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49180305761_3bc1059a13_c.jpg

Love how tiny this one is.

First try with stereo/3d and using...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
I just bought one with a totally dead battery for...

I just bought one with a totally dead battery for $30 from Adorama. After that arrives I will be poking around inside....

Yes, the original model with the DXO Optics Pro (and DXO Film Pack) is a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
OK, just laid it out in CAD....

OK, just laid it out in CAD....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Yup, I mocked up a 3 camera rig (using 3 early...

Yup, I mocked up a 3 camera rig (using 3 early single stands) and it looks like they would all clear each others field of view.

I didn't like that you couldn't see all three screens at the same...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Glad it arrived. Dante probably can't share the...

Glad it arrived.

Dante probably can't share the DXOs, he is going to need them. ;)

Good luck on the hunt!

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Thanks, that turned out nice. I can't show any...

Thanks, that turned out nice. I can't show any pictures from it as it just got mailed out.

I have a 2 camera version printing for me right now. Probably won't get a chance to do much with it till...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175689032_4f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175689032_4f2df586f8.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175689207_e01a8a89bb.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49175473751_7f9bffd10e.jpg



Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-03-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Every time I think 'last one' I have another idea...

Every time I think 'last one' I have another idea and tweak things a little more.

This is a stereo/3D camera setup. Third camera slot was Dante's idea to allow for adjustable spacing between...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-03-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
My monoprice was a pain when I first got it. The...

My monoprice was a pain when I first got it. The aluminum stamping that the build plate attaches to was very flimsy and wouldn't hold a leveling. Replacing that made a huge difference in stability of...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
I haven't tried that but certainly could. I'd...

I haven't tried that but certainly could. I'd just need to be careful to avoid the cameras seeing each other. Will give it a try next weekend. With as easy as these are blending it might not make...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Thanks, I'm printing on a Monoprice Maker Select...

Thanks, I'm printing on a Monoprice Maker Select v2 that I've upgraded and dialed in pretty well.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
This one is printing...

This one is printing now...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49154023958_83186b65bc_z.jpg

Levels will be flush with the top.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
The comparison is interesting. Even more so if I...

The comparison is interesting. Even more so if I start playing with all the different projection options available in AutoPano Giga.

For...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49154068916_19...

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49153576648_c0d5d2791e_b.jpg

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ht...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Took the three camera version out today. Just...

Took the three camera version out today. Just test shots but it does have a lot of potential. I do want to work out a shutter release though as it is tricky hitting all three buttons at the same time...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Levels arrived...

Levels arrived early.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49174988453_7010bb3bbd.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49174988438_ca3045e2c5.jpg

On the 2 camera version I only had the level...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Thanks, not sure about thingiverse. Still...

Thanks, not sure about thingiverse. Still tweaking these at the moment. I think I'll likely use the two camera version more too as the three is so very wide.

But it is so easy it will be be fun to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Just eyeballed it with a protractor and it is...

Just eyeballed it with a protractor and it is around 160-165 degrees horizontal. Compared to the Noblex's viewfinder it is considerably wider but doesn't have the same vertical FOV.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-30-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
The 3 camera print had a corner lift a little...

The 3 camera print had a corner lift a little which altered the placement on the right most camera a little. Will reprint in a bit after I verify the levels fitting properly (arriving tomorrow) and...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
The changes to hold the cameras tighter worked...

The changes to hold the cameras tighter worked well. Very secure now. I also smoothed the sharp edges so it will slide in a camera bag easier.

On the two camera 50 degree version I also added a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
50 degree 2 camera version is printing now. Has a...

50 degree 2 camera version is printing now. Has a couple of small tweaks to hold the cameras in tighter and to protect the sliding covers more. It is a 5 hour print job.

After that is done I will...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Thanks, it does work well. Much easier to use...

Thanks, it does work well. Much easier to use than my old setup and easy to fit into a bag. I redid the mount slightly to hold the cameras tighter and did a little more testing with angles.

With the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
Couple of...

Couple of more...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49138811108_e6373f8220.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49139501857_b10f4f3965.jpg

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,328
Posted By shawn
DXO One + One panoramic camera

For digital panoramic phots I typically use my A7RII with the square framing to get a 3:1 AR (or 2:1 or 1:1) with wide angle lenses. With my Tamron 17-28 I get almost exactly the same horizontal FOV...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By shawn
Noblex Pro 6/150 2 shot blend (flare on the...

Noblex Pro 6/150

2 shot blend (flare on the right side)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49125093836_f0755a3d66_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49125280917_2cfee42f28_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By shawn
First roll through. My first shot was badly cut...

First roll through. My first shot was badly cut off but after looking at the backing paper that was my fault. I lined up with the START not the arrows that were a bit after the start. The rest of the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By shawn
Good tip, thanks! Shawn

Good tip, thanks!

Shawn
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By shawn
Thanks, I just tried it again and it worked this...

Thanks, I just tried it again and it worked this time. I think opening the door when it is on S unlocked the winder so I could line up the start position, then close the door, hit the shutter and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-24-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By shawn
Noblex 150 Pro loading?

Anyone with an original Noblex Pro 6/150 have any tips on loading film? This is the model with the power switch part of the shutter dial and no start button on the rear of the camera.

In all the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By shawn
I've seen private sale M 240s for $2200 so watch...

I've seen private sale M 240s for $2200 so watch for them too. I bought mine for $2550 and that included an extra battery, thumbs up, EVF and all original packaging.

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-23-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By shawn
Adding a mask to Konica IIIa rangefinder?

Has anyone ever tried adding a mask the Konica IIIa's rangefinder to give the RF patch hard defined edges like on a Leica M?

Not sure what would be involved for this or even if it is possible but it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,705
Posted By shawn
Ended up having to send this back. The mirror was...

Ended up having to send this back. The mirror was oxidizing pretty badly.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49111874127_a545e1a8c9_c.jpg

Shawn
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By shawn
Nice work! I picked up a Prominent case for my...

Nice work! I picked up a Prominent case for my VitoIII a couple of years ago but haven't gotten around to modifying it yet. This should push me to do it.

Thanks,

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By shawn
Depending upon how you shoot this is less of an...

Depending upon how you shoot this is less of an issue on a digital Leica since you are gaining aperture priority metering as well as the potential to use auto ISO so the camera will adjust to your...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By shawn
KEH discounts rarely apply to Leica products...

KEH discounts rarely apply to Leica products though. The current one doesn't.

Shawn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By shawn
All the original m9 sensors are prone to...

All the original m9 sensors are prone to corrosion. Leica no longer repairs them for free, it is an expensive bill now. If you are looking at M9s get one with an upgraded sensor.

As far as the M240...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,778
Posted By shawn
All three are nice lenses and will take good...

All three are nice lenses and will take good pictures.

As far as collapsible goes the Elmar 3.5 makes the most compact package on the camera as it adds a couple of mm of width to the camera when it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,183
Posted By shawn
Sumiclone Shawn

Sumiclone

Shawn
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By shawn
It doesn't help with the A7R but with the series...

It doesn't help with the A7R but with the series II cameras the other option is the Tech Art Pro which will allow AF with adapted lenses....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By shawn
At this point there really isn't a reason why it...

At this point there really isn't a reason why it is still missing. On Nikon DSLRs it was just working off the PD AF points and was lighting the dot when the light at those points were in focus. No...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By shawn
Yes, that works really well. Also, if the camera...

Yes, that works really well. Also, if the camera offers it adjust the peaking amount depending upon your F stop and focal length. IBIS/OIS also can help as the contrast of the scene is more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,711
Posted By shawn
Yes, a huge range. If unsure err on the side of...

Yes, a huge range. If unsure err on the side of overexpose and you will likely be fine. For those unsure about this check out:

https://carmencitafilmlab.com/kodak-400tx-vs-400-t-max/

and look at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,711
Posted By shawn
Shooting meterless outdoors is pretty easy once...

Shooting meterless outdoors is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I use a lightmeter on my iPhone if needed.

Not that I'd ever use it but some old Barnacks allow...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 48,384
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049220776_ba...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049220776_bae63b267a_c.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By shawn
I haven't used HP5 with HC110 but it looks like B...

I haven't used HP5 with HC110 but it looks like B at 5 minutes or H at 10 or 11 minutes should be a good starting point.

https://filmdev.org/developer/show/1009?film_id=1004&page=1

Also, what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By shawn
If you are scanning I wouldn't aim for wide...

If you are scanning I wouldn't aim for wide contrast in development. It won't scan as well and you can easily tweak for the look you want in post.

What film are you processing?

Shawn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,711
Posted By shawn
As far as daily use I think that is really going...

As far as daily use I think that is really going to depend upon you and what you shoot. They are certainly slower cameras to use but that also means you slow down to use them which can be nice. If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 8,760
Posted By shawn
Just to add to this I thought my 1960 M3 had a 32...

Just to add to this I thought my 1960 M3 had a 32 as the seal but after getting out the macro lens it is actually a recessed L.

Shawn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,711
Posted By shawn
I have a 1932 II that was converted to a...

I have a 1932 II that was converted to a III.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46783578165_61e508a53d_c.jpg

The viewfinder is tiny but is useable if it is clear. A 1:1 SBOOI on top is awesome...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,705
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49030733378_48...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49030733378_486f6cced0_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49030732263_200bbf8d06_b.jpg

The M just arrived today. Seems to work fine but the advance was a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By shawn
Half pressing the shutter should lock the meter...

Half pressing the shutter should lock the meter position. There is a bar that moves over to hold it in place when this happens. The meter should move freely and react to light when the shutter is not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By shawn
That screw adjusts the tension on the meter...

That screw adjusts the tension on the meter movement. You tightened it and locked the meter in place. You will need to adjust it to the point where the meter moves freely again. The meter response is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By shawn
I think I used a pair of pointed tip tweezers for...

I think I used a pair of pointed tip tweezers for mine.

Shawn
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By shawn
If you are comfortable pulling the top off you...

If you are comfortable pulling the top off you can recalibrate the meter on the Auto S3. There is a fixed resistor near the meter that you can swap out to adjust the reading. It has been a few years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 476
Views: 69,551
Posted By shawn
If anyone is looking for one Usedphotopro...

If anyone is looking for one Usedphotopro currently has two of these for sale and they will have 6 month warranties.

Shawn
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,694
Posted By shawn
How long did yours take to turn on? My M240 will...

How long did yours take to turn on? My M240 will take a shot in 2 seconds after turning it on. My Sony A7RII takes anywhere from 1.2 seconds to more than 7 seconds to a shot from turn on.

That is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003668906_9b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49003668906_9b3cdb321f_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By shawn
In regular light there is no much difference...

In regular light there is no much difference between the 35 1.4 and the f2 if you are using the single point focus area.

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By shawn
XP2 can shoot sports easily when setup...

XP2 can shoot sports easily when setup right.

These were AF tests using the 55-200 with early XP2 firmware and it got quicker later on. https://flic.kr/s/aHsksnCDMp

The 100-400 was noticeably...
Forum: Photo Software 10-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By shawn
Most likely it is set to AUTO or Custom for the...

Most likely it is set to AUTO or Custom for the processing. Change it to X3F and it should use the settings in the file itself.

If you like the look of the setting as is you might also try shooting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,813
Posted By shawn
Just received a red scale Elmar back from a CLA...

Just received a red scale Elmar back from a CLA by DAG.

Shawn
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By shawn
I like the pop up finder in the Kodak Monitor...

I like the pop up finder in the Kodak Monitor 620. It has parallax adjustment available on it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15563236901_720abfced2_w.jpg

Early Monitors can use clipped 120...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,358
Posted By shawn
If you are trying to work with JPEGs use AutoISO...

If you are trying to work with JPEGs use AutoISO and AutoDR to your advantage as that can help with complex lighting. Also try using DR400 which the camera will not select on its own. Don't let the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,358
Posted By shawn
The XP2 should automatically switch to the lower...

The XP2 should automatically switch to the lower magnification viewfinder when you put the 18 on it. Fuji did tweak the switching behavior from the XP1 though so it was sometimes a little funky. The...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By shawn
The dual format versions are pretty easy to find...

The dual format versions are pretty easy to find on ebay. There are 10 or 15 of them listed right now.

Shawn
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By shawn
Checked ebay, looks like none of the Automats on...

Checked ebay, looks like none of the Automats on ebay are dual format. Maybe none are?

You can tell the dual format camera by looking for the tab on the front to mask the viewfinder or by looking at...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By shawn
It is just a little tab you slide to mask the...

It is just a little tab you slide to mask the viewfinder to 6x4.5 format. Internally there are two hinged masks on each side of the film gate that close over.

Make sure the Automat version was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2019
Replies: 622
Views: 145,186
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969528396_5f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969528396_5f2c3801da_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969527051_c09e9c85e4_b.jpg

1950 Summitar (10 blades)
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,358
Posted By shawn
It is a great feature. I was always hoping Fuji...

It is a great feature. I was always hoping Fuji would have gone the other direction and add a third magnification to the VF. One for 14mm and above, a middle ground and then a lifesize vf...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,358
Posted By shawn
If you aren't using the OVF you might want to try...

If you aren't using the OVF you might want to try an XT3 too. The bigger EVF is very nice. Shame they didn't put that into the XE3.

I used the Fuji for all sorts of photography from 14 to 400mm so...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 7,783
Posted By shawn
Just as another option my Summitar came with a...

Just as another option my Summitar came with a Kodak adapter that is push on and fits fine. Kodak Series VI adapter Ring 1 5/8 in - 41mm.

Shawn
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,440
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48965408957_d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48965408957_d96d8fa236_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,358
Posted By shawn
While I don't have Fuji anymore I did have the...

While I don't have Fuji anymore I did have the XP1 and XP2.

The XP3 LCD doesn't bother me, I kind of like it. If I wanted to chimp I used the EVF anyway (or set it for a 2 second review after the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By shawn
I just bought the 17-28 and it is great. Much...

I just bought the 17-28 and it is great. Much sharpers in the corners than my adapted wide angles.

Shawn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-20-2019
Replies: 622
Views: 145,186
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931029301_3b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931029301_3bba807de0_b.jpg

1950 Summitar coated with 10 blade aperture, M240

Shawn
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By shawn
The viewfinder is in the ballpark but not...

The viewfinder is in the ballpark but not perfect. The actual captured image is a little wider than what the VF is showing. I don't think the VF is very good for estimating the perspective...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By shawn
Thanks. Mine has a slightly different mount...

Thanks. Mine has a slightly different mount though as it has the three screws and two more. According to the Nobbysparrow manual it is much more difficult to open that section up. Focusing is fine,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By shawn
Summitar won't collapse

I just picked up a 1950 Summitar. Cosmetically the lens in in great shape with very clean glass and the coating still looks great.

Focus is smooth. The aperture was extremely stiff but I removed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,440
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48899737801_c8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48899737801_c8b988a9e3_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 8,082
Posted By shawn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48848695553_c7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48848695553_c79cd2b2ec_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48848693683_7c3eec9c80_b.jpg

Shawn
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,183
Posted By shawn
OK, put my down for single coat if that is all...

OK, put my down for single coat if that is all that is available in the first batch.

Thanks,

Shawn
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,183
Posted By shawn
I'd like a multi-coat too. Black, brass, chrome...

I'd like a multi-coat too. Black, brass, chrome in that order of preference.

Thanks,

Shawn
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By shawn
Original creator of the camera...

Original creator of the camera at:

http://master-lynx.ru/?page_id=206

Shawn
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-29-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,183
Posted By shawn
Are you focusing by RF or live...

Are you focusing by RF or live view?

Thanks,

Shawn
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By shawn
Looking into shutter repair sites I'm not sure if...

Looking into shutter repair sites I'm not sure if this shutter is going to be able to be opened up easily.

On this site:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/Moskva5.html

It looks like you have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By shawn
They were shot at f22 and f32 due to full sun,...

They were shot at f22 and f32 due to full sun, ISO 800 a 1/100 of a second shutter speed, not for sharpness reasons.

Lens at...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,390
Posted By shawn
On the M240 if you aren't using LiveView and are...

On the M240 if you aren't using LiveView and are using classic metering the shutter is closed between exposures too.

Shawn
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