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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Photon42
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
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Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-19-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,291
Posted By Photon42
I like to like

I like to like
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
This forum needs a like function.

This forum needs a like function.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
Hey - thank you sir! :) I used a +1 close-up...

Hey - thank you sir! :) I used a +1 close-up screw-in. IIRC the brand is Haida. Five bucks well spent.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
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Shirin, P67, 2.5/105
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,625
Posted By Photon42
Or a Z7, which works well with M lenses, too....

Or a Z7, which works well with M lenses, too. Native Z primes are superb at a fraction of any SL lens. IBIS. Properly supported flash interface.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 50,464
Posted By Photon42
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
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Pentax 67, 105 IIRC
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,223
Posted By Photon42
If you want to try a Leica lens, Leitax may be...

If you want to try a Leica lens, Leitax may be the way to go, in case you don't mind stopping down for metering or shooting wide open. And then there is Zeiss.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Photon42
What a wonderful camera

What a wonderful camera
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 181
Views: 30,485
Posted By Photon42
David - thanks for that! Film is loaded...

David - thanks for that! Film is loaded meanwhile. I almost skipped the whole motor drive thing with film cameras back in the day, so I was in for a positive surprise.
Film leader out on rewind - no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2019
Replies: 181
Views: 30,485
Posted By Photon42
My used mint early F6 just arrived from Japan:...

My used mint early F6 just arrived from Japan: 6503. Was on my list for a very long time. Used ones do not pop up very often here in Switzerland. Feels great in hand. Just like it the way it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 5,612
Views: 500,296
Posted By Photon42
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Geneva, Switzerland
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Photon42
Bigger is better unless you need smaller and...

Bigger is better unless you need smaller and lighter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
I enjoy the 105 a lot - use it with a P67. You...

I enjoy the 105 a lot - use it with a P67. You can always add a +1 close-up lens (67mm) if at times the close focus range is not enough for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,644
Posted By Photon42
I did notice the same drift apart between...

I did notice the same drift apart between description and photographs of Japanese sellers on Ebay. Sometimes unfortunately, they are just the only option for certain items. Years back I had zero...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-14-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,445
Posted By Photon42
I think simplicity in sophisticated tools is an...

I think simplicity in sophisticated tools is an interesting topic (examples of hammers and needs not quite work here). There are digital cameras without a screen. It that simplification or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,445
Posted By Photon42
I am not sure this is really true. I did use a...

I am not sure this is really true. I did use a clearly quite complex camera for some time (Olympus E-M1). For Olympus novices, menus are a nightmare to work with.

The thing is: if you take the time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,531
Posted By Photon42
well ... only sympathy points here :p (you can...

well ... only sympathy points here :p (you can get the meaning even without knowing Romanian, if you take Latin, Italian and a wee spice of Russian :rolleyes: )

But who wants to spoil an F6 with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,531
Posted By Photon42
Congratulations, Alex.

Congratulations, Alex.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Photon42
one from the local shop where I live:...

one from the local shop where I live: https://leica-store-zurich.ch/m-kamera-secondhand/1870/leica-m-6-j-elmar-2850mm/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Photon42
I'd be surprised to see something counterfeit...

I'd be surprised to see something counterfeit from popflash.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-07-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By Photon42
Interesting. I already have the LTM Color Skopar...

Interesting. I already have the LTM Color Skopar 2.5/35, which is very nice. No experience with the 50.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 6,133
Posted By Photon42
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
Thanks for the insights. Very interesting. What...

Thanks for the insights. Very interesting. What is an OK mount?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2019
Replies: 3,086
Views: 745,637
Posted By Photon42
Wonderful.

Wonderful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2019
Replies: 3,086
Views: 745,637
Posted By Photon42
Thank you, sem

Thank you, sem
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
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https://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3305255149-6.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
Very nice. Can I ask: how did you successfully...

Very nice. Can I ask: how did you successfully pair the 2/110 (Hassy mount?) with the 67?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2019
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Views: 433,384
Posted By Photon42
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Selina, 105/2.4
Forum: RFF Polls 02-01-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,908
Posted By Photon42
Probably they were. This year in fall I am going...

Probably they were. This year in fall I am going to join the strongest group.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,699
Posted By Photon42
Fair enough. And I also know at least one...

Fair enough. And I also know at least one Photographer in person using Olympus m43 cameras for weddings. If one uses the EM1 with grip anyway, which I am sure PJs and wedding photographers would...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,699
Posted By Photon42
Looks like the antithesis of m43. I do like their...

Looks like the antithesis of m43. I do like their smaller cameras and the more compact lenses. At this size and price point, it needs to be on par with Sony's A9 regarding CAF and focus tracking. For...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,967
Posted By Photon42
Nice shot. I need to take out my 6x7 again....

Nice shot. I need to take out my 6x7 again. Freezing cold, grey/grey and too much work.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Photon42
Should be possible already. E.g metabones...

Should be possible already. E.g metabones G/E-Mount (https://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_CG-E-GD1), then techart E/Z...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
Looks like a great lens. Nice shots.

Looks like a great lens. Nice shots.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,368
Posted By Photon42
Sover Wong (F2s only) seems to be the complete...

Sover Wong (F2s only) seems to be the complete opposite. He tells you exactly when to ship it, so gear does not pile up too much on his end. And when "your" slot is up, he is incredibly transparent...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 10,129
Posted By Photon42
Love always wins the day

one from France:

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3097904403-6.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Photon42
Indeed. You would love Olympus' live composite...

Indeed. You would love Olympus' live composite mode. Maybe not so much the sensor size.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Photon42
I do like advanced features, as long as I can...

I do like advanced features, as long as I can take pictures the simple classic way as well without menu interaction. The z7 surprised be with very useful low power bluetooth connection to my phone. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,423
Posted By Photon42
I love ddx

I love ddx
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 3,086
Views: 745,637
Posted By Photon42
Not doing a lot MF these days, but here is one...

Not doing a lot MF these days, but here is one from my trip to Nizza last September:

https://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3133228691-6.jpg

Provia 160S, Hassy.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By Photon42
I have only used the 35S so far and I like it...

I have only used the 35S so far and I like it very much. Seems like there are some interesting lenses coming our way. Weight in my eyes is nothing to talk about. Size - well. Maybe the pill to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 3,086
Views: 745,637
Posted By Photon42
Well said. Great shot.

Well said. Great shot.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
I just completed the diode instalment on my new...

I just completed the diode instalment on my new (to me) OM1n. First time I did something like that, but it was actually doable. I do not have experience in soldering or repairing cameras, really....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,788
Posted By Photon42
Frank I got my (very first) Nikon FM2 working...

Frank

I got my (very first) Nikon FM2 working again using more or less instructions from this video:

Nikon FM2 Stuck Shutter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UApVO5YzN8A)

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
This is what his site...

This is what his site (http://www.zuiko.com/index_007.htm) says:


He was stating this email in his reply to me:

[email protected]
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,967
Posted By Photon42
Got a 6x7 with 55/105/165. Here is a shot with...

Got a 6x7 with 55/105/165. Here is a shot with the 105:

https://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3171484028-6.jpg

Here is she with the machine:

https://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3131300609-6.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,268
Posted By Photon42
Hello Mike ... :D Sort of the same here. And for...

Hello Mike ... :D

Sort of the same here. And for me it is not a bad replacement for the Q. the 2/23 focuses fast enough. Other lenses are happily adaptable and the package is small, when used with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
He replied to my mail mid December on a question...

He replied to my mail mid December on a question I had.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 3,753
Views: 716,778
Posted By Photon42
This post made me buy an OM-1 :D Honestly, I was...

This post made me buy an OM-1 :D Honestly, I was close to OMs more than once. Had my father decided in 1980 to buy Olympus rather than Minolta, my life would have been different :eek:

The OM-1n I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 35,594
Posted By Photon42
I voted for the 1.1./50 and the 1.2/35 (II). The...

I voted for the 1.1./50 and the 1.2/35 (II). The latter was sold eventually, the former is still in my possession from the time when the head bartender was allowed to do business with clients in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 7,151
Posted By Photon42
The Leica finder is smaller, too, and looks...

The Leica finder is smaller, too, and looks better :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 7,151
Posted By Photon42
on my M8/M9 the pre asph Leica 21/2.8 worked well...

on my M8/M9 the pre asph Leica 21/2.8 worked well and can be properly coded. If I remember correctly, the Biogon 21/2.8 works very well, too, but needs some initiative to have it coded.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Photon42
bought several items from them. No issues, great...

bought several items from them. No issues, great service.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Photon42
Netter Hintergrund :)

Netter Hintergrund :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 16,234
Posted By Photon42
we called it Bonanzarad...

we called it Bonanzarad (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanzarad) back then :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,677
Posted By Photon42
Good advice from Roger. The Voigtlander 1.5 / 50...

Good advice from Roger. The Voigtlander 1.5 / 50 is worth a look (in both mounts). The M3, while having. superb finder, is only good from 50 upwards, really.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,484
Posted By Photon42
I can focus the DF reasonably well with a 1.2 /...

I can focus the DF reasonably well with a 1.2 / 50 and 1.4 / 85 MF for head shots. There are clearly misses, but in general, I am happy with the outcome.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,364
Posted By Photon42
I never sold my 1.1, btw :cool:

I never sold my 1.1, btw :cool:
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,364
Posted By Photon42
It only looks big by comparison with the 1.5 or...

It only looks big by comparison with the 1.5 or similar rangefinder lenses. The 1.1 Nokton has about the size of a SLR lens (but only focusses down to 90 cm). No actual problems in usage (as Akiva...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,364
Posted By Photon42
If you just look for optical superiority, I would...

If you just look for optical superiority, I would get the 1.5, mainly for simplicity and portability reasons. Also, it focusses down to 0.7m. You did not mention the camera, but on a rangefinder the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,090
Posted By Photon42
You must have a very early DF - mine is sync'ing...

You must have a very early DF - mine is sync'ing up to 1/250 (X is 1/200) with no issues :p Just tired it again, as I rarely use it.




OT: As to the 1/500 / wasn't the D70 doing this as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,090
Posted By Photon42
I do have first hand experience with the DF,...

I do have first hand experience with the DF, being my first Nikon body since a lot of years, mainly to make use again of my AI/s lenses. I also used it with AF lenses, and only used the DF for...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-21-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,323
Posted By Photon42
I opted for grip & loop.

I opted for grip & loop.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-21-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
That is a nice one.

That is a nice one.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-04-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p1299665910-...

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p1299665910-5.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-04-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p1276201991...

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p1276201991-5.jpg

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v127/p1299665463-5.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-27-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,093
Posted By Photon42
And ... now? :D

And ... now? :D
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,227
Posted By Photon42
Call them, maybe :p

Call them, maybe :p
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-24-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1276200669...

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1276200669-5.jpg

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1276201152-5.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-24-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
You're welcome - fun picture :D

You're welcome - fun picture :D
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-23-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
You do see the 28mm total with 35mm frame lines...

You do see the 28mm total with 35mm frame lines superimposed. That's the X100 mode for sensor size, field of view and sensor pixels :p
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-23-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1270725607-...

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1270725607-5.jpg
Remarkable Sharpness :D

Some snaps from my...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-17-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,384
Posted By Photon42
If it helps, the Q basically has the form factor...

If it helps, the Q basically has the form factor of a film M, so it does not look fat as the digital Ms :p The Q is slightly shorter and minimally higher, though. The weight is probably comparable...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,188
Posted By Photon42
I use the old CV 4.5/15 LTM with the XPro-1 and I...

I use the old CV 4.5/15 LTM with the XPro-1 and I like it. As it is not auto focus and rather slow, I find myself using the Fuji 2/18 more often, which I find a quite capable lens. Both the...
Forum: Travel 11-11-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,818
Posted By Photon42
On my last trip to Paris I've used an XPro-1 with...

On my last trip to Paris I've used an XPro-1 with 18/35/56 (equals 28/50/85). Paris is about walking in the streets and watching the street life. The Fuji did a fantastic job. I was too lazy to use a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,930
Posted By Photon42
I did the same thing with two matches. Works well.

I did the same thing with two matches. Works well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,853
Posted By Photon42
Well - think of your Leica optical rangefinder...

Well - think of your Leica optical rangefinder with the option to switch to EVF in an instant. Just like the "mediocre" Fuji finder (which btw does have parallax correction, if I'm not mistaken)....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,853
Posted By Photon42
:D Not sure I do qualify for a purist, but it...

:D

Not sure I do qualify for a purist, but it looks like I find the rangefinder experience just that bid better and a camera without a detachable finder so much cleaner, that I volunteer to learn to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,827
Posted By Photon42
Different memory card shows identical problem?

Different memory card shows identical problem?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
The water is an interesting point. I do use...

The water is an interesting point. I do use filtered water (Brita), but maybe that is not enough. Haven't had time to work on the subject during the last weeks, but now did ACROS in DDX for a change....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
No, I do not reuse the fixer anymore

No, I do not reuse the fixer anymore
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
I'm using fresh chemicals every time and still...

I'm using fresh chemicals every time and still seeing these spots from time to time. My next roll with same parameters came out fine. One thing I never really validated is the temperature of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
Back from holiday now - will try my exposed ACROS...

Back from holiday now - will try my exposed ACROS films in DDX. Let you know the outcome.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
No one who can at least tell me what the white...

No one who can at least tell me what the white spots most likely are?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,812
Posted By Photon42
Question White Specs / Spots: Help required

Folks

I'm doing BW development for quite a while now. No matter what I seem to do, from time to time, I get these annoying white spots, and it really drives me crazy now. I figure it is something...
Forum: RFF News 04-04-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,134
Posted By Photon42
Still after years I like reading this site....

Still after years I like reading this site. However, given the increase of mobile devices, I'd say you should ditch Forum Runner and replace it with something which receives at least some attention...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,491
Posted By Photon42
I'm using a Voigtländer 2/40, which is very...

I'm using a Voigtländer 2/40, which is very compact and a quality build. It has a CPU (may not matter for you) and features a close range loupe which can be screwed into the sun shade. Photozone.de...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,514
Posted By Photon42
I never had an issue with XTOL going dead, even...

I never had an issue with XTOL going dead, even after one year. My storage strategy is 1 x 2l bottle, 2 x 1l bottles and 2 x 0.5l bottles and protection gas (Tetenal). Bottles are stored in the...
Forum: RFF News 07-17-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,193
Posted By Photon42
Congratulations and thanks to both of you,...

Congratulations and thanks to both of you, Stephen and Jorge. It is great place.

Ivo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14,492
Posted By Photon42
http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v58/p417098170-5...

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v58/p417098170-5.jpg

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v62/p34672536-5.jpg

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p1141488450-5.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-10-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 9,682
Posted By Photon42
Using discreet as standard. Note it can be...

Using discreet as standard. Note it can be switched super easily to normal by setting the frame mode from S to C. Best of both worlds for me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,261
Posted By Photon42
You will receive tons of opinions - and clearly...

You will receive tons of opinions - and clearly lots of different proposals for similar lenses. The Biogon was my first rangefinder lens and I still own it. Make sure you're ok with the size. Build...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,028
Posted By Photon42
I cannot imagine using a camera as my prinary...

I cannot imagine using a camera as my prinary one, if it doesn't have an eyelevel viewfinder but that's just me. So given that, these Fujis are giving me a hard time ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,164
Posted By Photon42
Zurich,...

Zurich, VC160

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p1141271294-5.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,918
Posted By Photon42
About the same as the M9 price, maybe M9P.

About the same as the M9 price, maybe M9P.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,319
Posted By Photon42
Hi Don, lenses below 35mm normally require...

Hi Don,

lenses below 35mm normally require coding for color cast correction and vignette (probably partly due to the sensor design).

Normally, the lens flange can be taken off and machined. There...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,335
Posted By Photon42
Don't worry - Keith has a looooooooong track...

Don't worry - Keith has a looooooooong track record on that :D

@Keith: I can't actually peel out any requirement in your description which requires a mirror to flop up and down. I enjoy DSLRs...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,402
Posted By Photon42
Flash for M size cameras

From time to time there are posts asking for a proper flash for M cameras. I have recently acquired the relatively new Fuji EF-X20 flash, originally made for the X-Pro1, because it actually features...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2012
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,816,545
Posted By Photon42
Wait ... what was that flange-to-sensor distance...

Wait ... what was that flange-to-sensor distance again ...

:D
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,980
Posted By Photon42
Realisticly, no one has suggested that. How about...

Realisticly, no one has suggested that. How about shipping with VS as a standard product, just like the digileicas being sold with a LR license?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-05-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,980
Posted By Photon42
Seems like the chiefs have decided. But guys, on...

Seems like the chiefs have decided. But guys, on occasion, change your drugs ... SF may only be in business still because of this bundeling strategy. I really wonder what actually drives decisions...
Forum: Photo Software 06-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By Photon42
Did you enter a px value as width and height...

Did you enter a px value as width and height parameters, like that:

91095

Enter instead something like 3cm / 2cm.

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By Photon42
Which could be GAS therapy ...

Which could be GAS therapy ...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By Photon42
How does that get checked?

How does that get checked?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 391
Views: 84,507
Posted By Photon42
Listen carefully, that would be then: "Jaaaa, now...

Listen carefully, that would be then: "Jaaaa, now we take ze fotos, but can you help an old lady with the exposure, ja?" :eek:

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-25-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,879
Posted By Photon42
Yes please. Brick wall shots with and without...

Yes please. Brick wall shots with and without case and strap :p
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-13-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
I like your black n'whites, Maggie. The macro...

I like your black n'whites, Maggie. The macro function isn't too bad, right?

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-22-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
Indeed. No framelines, so for tracking out of...

Indeed. No framelines, so for tracking out of frame action use your second eye. But I really like the Ten. Would never buy a camera without a eyelevel finder. I also like to use it along with a film...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
Thanks - the Rome sign posts aren't photoshopped,...

Thanks - the Rome sign posts aren't photoshopped, actually. I came by this T-crossing with my 96 and had to laugh so badly that I had to stop. Someone has a good humor in that jerkwater town.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
Indeed! Just got mine in January this year after...

Indeed! Just got mine in January this year after being on Beemers slightly too long.

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
all roads lead to Rome

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p877298619-4.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
96

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p803944031-4.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 24,282
Posted By Photon42
Underground...

Underground Frankfurt:

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p788468441-4.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2012
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,320
Posted By Photon42
So I see you finally got your gear straight - en...

So I see you finally got your gear straight - en effet, c'est pas kif-kif bourricot ... :D Great shots, Rainer, and nice bw conversion.

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By Photon42
I use a Nikon SB22s. It features AA batteries and...

I use a Nikon SB22s. It features AA batteries and to automatic apertures.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,926
Posted By Photon42
Sad thing. Should buy another one. Or read the...

Sad thing. Should buy another one. Or read the signs ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2012
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,320
Posted By Photon42
That is a strong one. Regards, Ivo

That is a strong one. Regards,

Ivo
Forum: RFF News 02-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 7,575
Posted By Photon42
Fantastic news! :D

Fantastic news! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,135
Posted By Photon42
Probably my FM2 non-n, I bought new in Winter...

Probably my FM2 non-n, I bought new in Winter 1982/83 with all my money I had at that time, so I needed to borrow a lens to make it a useful investment :eek: I have it retired now, as the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-21-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,412
Posted By Photon42
I'm not an XTOL expert and certainly no chemical...

I'm not an XTOL expert and certainly no chemical one as well, but XTOL is my most used developer. The mixing takes some time, however, I have never seen flakes yet in any of my set-ups. My hunch is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By Photon42
New toy syndrome? :cool: Love the ZI too,...

New toy syndrome? :cool: Love the ZI too, actually.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
I have no trouble at at all understanding your...

I have no trouble at at all understanding your point, which is very valid in its own right. This type of cameras with optical, rangefinder influenced, finder is new in the digital area. I share your...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Fuji website (German)...

Fuji website (German)...
Forum: RFF News 01-08-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 21,895
Posted By Photon42
I experienced the same problem, when I wanted to...

I experienced the same problem, when I wanted to upload a 50k image. The message I got was that my quota on uploads has been exceeded. After I've deleted basically everything I've ever uploaded...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,025
Posted By Photon42
Yes. But it is new and Nikon USA gives you 5...

Yes. But it is new and Nikon USA gives you 5 years warranty worldwide AFAIK on lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2012
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,320
Posted By Photon42
Thanks for the heads up. I'm by far no master of...

Thanks for the heads up. I'm by far no master of that. It is just that I try to keep things no more complicated than necessary. I interested in a workable solution for ISO 1600 and higher, and if D76...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-06-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
The French reads that they conclude this from the...

The French reads that they conclude this from the small openings on the camera body, I think. That is why I said in the beginning I'm not to sure they're right. But you never know. It would be of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2012
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,320
Posted By Photon42
Thanks, Dirk. I think I might it a go with the...

Thanks, Dirk. I think I might it a go with the XTOL then I have already set up.

Regards
Ivo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2012
Replies: 4,612
Views: 1,312,320
Posted By Photon42
Nice shots, Dirk. May I ask how you do process...

Nice shots, Dirk. May I ask how you do process Tri-X at ISO 3200?

Thanks
Ivo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,025
Posted By Photon42
You can buy one new at B&H for a little less than...

You can buy one new at B&H for a little less than USD 700, which is about €530.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
I'm absolutely not technically inclined here, but...

I'm absolutely not technically inclined here, but I think a lot of the more advanced AF cameras are using a separate AF sensor, using somehow a beam splitter. As this may not what Fuji wants to do (a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Well, if they can get held of something :D

Well, if they can get held of something :D
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Agree with the Lux zone (no pun intended). Sadly,...

Agree with the Lux zone (no pun intended). Sadly, the Leicas were pretty much the only game in town so far along with the Epson, when it comes to rangefinder like photography in ones and zeros.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
I do - but I'm not sure how fluid it plays...

I do - but I'm not sure how fluid it plays together with the optical viewfinder. Such a FL should be provided as a native lens. I'm ok with adapters for e.g. macro stuff or other applications where I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By Photon42
For some reason I cannot upload images (quote...

For some reason I cannot upload images (quote problem, but I only have 134k used and the one I want to upload has 54k ...). Here is a link to the L-Forum for the picture of the Coolscan fuse...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-05-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,378
Posted By Photon42
True - it is larger than the Summicron and I...

True - it is larger than the Summicron and I would like to have it smaller. It still like it for its rendition and f/2. It is actually my first RF lens.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By Photon42
That may not help you, but my Coolscan V just...

That may not help you, but my Coolscan V just went dead from one day to the other. After a couple of month, I decided to check it myself and opened it. So I found they actually did not provide the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Oh ... can't help then :D I also find it slightly...

Oh ... can't help then :D I also find it slightly unfortunate they skipped this focal length in the beginning. Looks a bit to me like a management decision. Still believe they come out with a 35mm...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Check my translation of the article. It is all...

Check my translation of the article. It is all there.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Sure :D -- ten characters

Sure :D

--
ten characters
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
It has always been like that or worse here (not...

It has always been like that or worse here (not sitting in the €-Zone, actually). But then the US$ price is usually given w/o any VAT applied, whereas the price in € normally includes (approx 19%)...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Which would be ok for me if the AF works well in...

Which would be ok for me if the AF works well in terms of hitting properly and being really fast. If I then have the option to configure something like a fix f8/3m thing reasonably well, it would be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
The real focal length is the real focal length...

The real focal length is the real focal length the lens actually has. You are stating a conversion into 35mm equiv's with the same field of view, which is what we frequently use.

I'm actually not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
Arrow X-Tate :)

Some excerpts in English (my quotes in parenthesis). Neither English nor French are my MT, so please be kind:

------------------
Fuji has confirmed beginning of January the rumors around the new...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,218
Posted By Photon42
That's what the article says. "Limited" to 10'000...

That's what the article says. "Limited" to 10'000 units. Comes with leather pouch. Looks good to me but I'm afraid I'm so old that I prefer the classy chrome look :rolleyes:

Cheers
Ivo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,025
Posted By Photon42
Nice picture - and I like your avatar's name :D...

Nice picture - and I like your avatar's name :D Can you help with with the 1.8/50 AIS pancake? I just know the 2.8/45, and the 2/40 from Voigtlander, which was in my inbox Tuesday, has about the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,025
Posted By Photon42
If your wallet needs to recover, get yourself and...

If your wallet needs to recover, get yourself and your new Nikon a 1.8/50 Series E. It is small, cheap, light and performs well. You will need AI/AIs lenses for your camera (the difference is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,155
Posted By Photon42
Says the man with the magenta signature ... :D

Says the man with the magenta signature ... :D
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 20,031
Posted By Photon42
An organic sensor means it keeps growing maybe....

An organic sensor means it keeps growing maybe. Scary ... :eek:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,155
Posted By Photon42
IIRC the 4.5/21 has a 50/75 frame line, so the...

IIRC the 4.5/21 has a 50/75 frame line, so the bajonett needs to be changed for one showing the 28/90 frame lines, if you want to code it as a Leica 21mm lens. And even then, I'm not sure if coding...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-02-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,980
Posted By Photon42
Is it going to be like this...

Is it going to be like this (https://reflecta.de/de/products/detail/~id.425/reflecta-MittelformatScanner-MF5000--ab-Juni-2011-erhaeltlich.html) one?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,802
Posted By Photon42
... but no interchangeable lenses. To my...

... but no interchangeable lenses. To my knowledge they did not continue producing new models, apart from the late RF. That's what I meant.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By Photon42
It feels good doing something different, doesn't...

It feels good doing something different, doesn't it -- I think I've done worse things than buying a film camera :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,802
Posted By Photon42
I could never bond with the Hexar RF, so it had...

I could never bond with the Hexar RF, so it had to go. It did not give me the feeling it would be reliable.

Asked a repairman here in Switzerland to adjust the RF vertically. Got it back with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,852
Posted By Photon42
I always found them to look quite as rangefinders...

I always found them to look quite as rangefinders with conventional controls, which is nice.
Forum: RFF News 12-15-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 21,895
Posted By Photon42
Thanks a lot for your effort, Stephen. Excellent...

Thanks a lot for your effort, Stephen. Excellent news indeed. I think I should order a lens from you :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 5,675
Posted By Photon42
Actually, if you have the option to send it to...

Actually, if you have the option to send it to Fuji, I'd do it. I know it is frustrating at first, but there is hope you get it back well aligned. And you don't void the warranty (if there is any, of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 10,953
Posted By Photon42
both M8...

both M8 crop:

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v12/p379562117-5.jpg

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v11/p716819574-5.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By Photon42
I used one 35 EL during my travels through India...

I used one 35 EL during my travels through India and SE Asia. Fantastic size and it survived it all. Once the distance ring fell off but I could reinstall it. My fathers GL still must be here...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By Photon42
I'm using the slimmest variant of Luigi's cases...

I'm using the slimmest variant of Luigi's cases (standard, no built-in grip) since four your years now and both examples I own do very well. The case changes a bit the feel when holding the camera....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2011
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,816,545
Posted By Photon42
Would you mind sharing what you have done?

Would you mind sharing what you have done?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By Photon42
I share your fear.

I share your fear.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By Photon42
I've got the a850 about a year back, as I wanted...

I've got the a850 about a year back, as I wanted to use a DSLR again. Got my Nikon Makro Planar 100 leitax'd and now have a couple of other lenses, mostly primes.

I can't really compare it to modern...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,957
Posted By Photon42
I used the Katzeye on my D200 and was very...

I used the Katzeye on my D200 and was very satisfied. Very critical work still remained tricky at times, but that's probably just the nature of focussing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By Photon42
Question Processing Problem / tons of specs on film

Recently I have developed two rolls of film, one Neopan 400, on Tri-X. As they where pretty close in development time with XTOL, I processed them together in the same can. Now the Tri-X came out OK,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2011
Replies: 3,086
Views: 745,637
Posted By Photon42
some very nice work here lately

some very nice work here lately
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 101,156
Posted By Photon42
Generations: http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/v33/p...

Generations:

http://photon.zenfolio.com/img/v33/p932945068-5.jpg

Zurich, Buerkliplatz.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Photon42
My Billingham is certainly waterproof. Not...

My Billingham is certainly waterproof. Not totally sure but I believe they all are.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-24-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,030
Posted By Photon42
Magic would sure help :D It is more a question of...

Magic would sure help :D It is more a question of strategy or overall objectives, if you like. If there are no real design constraints regarding size, you don't care. If engineers are to build an...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-24-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,030
Posted By Photon42
Yes - I saw one in real life. And I still feel it...

Yes - I saw one in real life. And I still feel it is large, but then I use a rather small body with it (FE2). The CV 2/40 is quite a bit smaller, for example. I just have the impression that Zeiss...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2011
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,816,545
Posted By Photon42
This status is called penzic :angel: Rgds Ivo

This status is called penzic :angel:

Rgds
Ivo
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-24-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,030
Posted By Photon42
If you reread my post, you will find that I've...

If you reread my post, you will find that I've not said anything (negative or positive) about the image quality of Zeiss lenses. You will also find from my previous posts, that I never state anything...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By Photon42
forty-two :D

forty-two :D
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-18-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,030
Posted By Photon42
Yes, sir :D There are always ways around it. I...

Yes, sir :D There are always ways around it. I still believe you need at least some lenses with reasonable size for such a camera, also supporting AF. After all, this is a new camera line. Size is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Photon42
I know it may be an obsolete question, but are...

I know it may be an obsolete question, but are you sure you've focussed properly? If in doubt, take a easy-to-focus subject. E.g., if you were to focus a piano keyboard, it is easy to get one key off...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-17-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 18,030
Posted By Photon42
Have you seen the other Zeiss lenses in the full...

Have you seen the other Zeiss lenses in the full format wide angle area. They seem not to be capable (at their price point) to come up with something reasonably compact. I was looking at the 35 mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,216
Posted By Photon42
Wonderful shot! Ivo

Wonderful shot!

Ivo
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2011
Replies: 211
Views: 58,991
Posted By Photon42
I feel I can't really vote because I have never...

I feel I can't really vote because I have never used D76. I use XTOL more and more and it lasts easily a year+ in the fridge in well filled bottles. I have always used filtered water for the set up....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 101,156
Posted By Photon42
^ (imush) love the two BW shots. Great tonality,...

^ (imush) love the two BW shots. Great tonality, wonderful light.

Ivo
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,373
Posted By Photon42
Vuescan Silverfast Upgrade

Der Fisch stinkt vom Kopf:
Upgrade from Vuescan Std to Professional and some background (http://www.hamrick.com/sil.html)

Plustek Scanner support...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,373
Posted By Photon42
SF sucks. Not only with being late to the party....

SF sucks. Not only with being late to the party. I'm not saying VS is perfect, but at least this guy is consistent to his idea of user interface and cares about his product. Not to mention the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,175
Posted By Photon42
My FM2 recently flipped up its mirror and that...

My FM2 recently flipped up its mirror and that was it. Bought it new in late 1982 as my first camera. Ok, it's now close to 30 years ... but I did not use it really in the last 10 years or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,308
Posted By Photon42
People are different in their way to approach...

People are different in their way to approach things. Learning languages is a good example, maybe. Some just have a very good intuitive observation of finest details and don't need grammar books...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,308
Posted By Photon42
Want to hear the voices in my head? Now that's a...

Want to hear the voices in my head? Now that's a difficult topic, and I'm certain that I'm not catching it all. I find myself looking at a picture very often a second time, when it makes me curious,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Photon42
Yes, I tried that, even though I asked myself how...

Yes, I tried that, even though I asked myself how a light meter becomes more sensitive with potentially less voltage.

Actually I thought it may be simply a small screw which I have to turn a bit...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Photon42
Thanks all for your thoughts. I have already used...

Thanks all for your thoughts. I have already used it and the frames came out consistently too dark. So when I said the meter is "too optimistic", I meant it believes the scene is brighter than it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By Photon42
Question Adjusting VC II Light Meter

My VC II seems a bit optimistic - it is about one LV off. Does anybody know if this can be adjusted easily? There are a couple of philips screws at the bottom plate.

Thanks and regards,
Ivo
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,649
Posted By Photon42
I know it is old posting, but if the photos come...

I know it is old posting, but if the photos come out too bright, there is either the flash emitting too much power, the shutter speed is far too low, or the aperture is not closing as expected.

I'd...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,068
Posted By Photon42
I don't want to leave you with your findings, so...

I don't want to leave you with your findings, so I thought I take out the old orange VA meter and have a look. Again I found that when man was created, clearly no debugging of electronic devices was...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,998
Posted By Photon42
To put that into perspective: OLD 9.56 x 7.47...

To put that into perspective:

OLD 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.5 Avg. Weight: 1.5 lbs.
NEW 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 Avg. Weight: 1.35 lbs.

There is a limit to the image size, the first iPad can process. I...
Forum: Travel 07-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,221
Posted By Photon42
Words of the knowing :D Michael Seewald seems to...

Words of the knowing :D Michael Seewald seems to use other equipment as well, but however the link is nice.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,063
Posted By Photon42
At least for me that's a more useful poll than...

At least for me that's a more useful poll than querying black chrome / black paint preferences :D
Forum: RFF News 07-25-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,181
Posted By Photon42
Web content for small devices still needs to be...

Web content for small devices still needs to be treated differently today, for performance and appearance reasons. Browsing RFF on the iPhone is certainly not fast with the built-in browser. That's...
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