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Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,349
Posted By Spicy
why do all their videos feel like i'm watching...

why do all their videos feel like i'm watching commercials for cologne?

bummer, pretty disappointing and uninteresting... not even sure what they're trying to do with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Spicy
How come no 24x60 panorama camera using 120 film vertically?

Like a tiny version of 645, but rather 624, similar to how motion picture cameras shot 35mm running vertically.

Seems like a better way to get more shots per roll, since an X-Pan only gets ~20, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-13-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,367
Posted By Spicy
What time is this thing supposed to happen?

What time is this thing supposed to happen?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-07-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,367
Posted By Spicy
Are they getting into the craft beer business?

Are they getting into the craft beer business?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-07-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By Spicy
I was just shocked to see one of the new ones...

I was just shocked to see one of the new ones seemingly mounted on a IIIC body on the head bartender's site, but only had the link -- no idea what the page was so I couldn't find any info.

Not sure...
Forum: Travel 07-23-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Spicy
Hey Larry -- check your messages. Just sent a PM.

Hey Larry -- check your messages. Just sent a PM.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-04-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,718
Posted By Spicy
Ah, that looks excellent -- very much in the vein...

Ah, that looks excellent -- very much in the vein of what I'm hunting for. I'll have to give the website a look, as there seem like a lot of options, and ought to be able to swing by the I St store...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-02-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,718
Posted By Spicy
Right, which is why I'm looking for a nice bag...

Right, which is why I'm looking for a nice bag that can accommodate a camera, and explicitly explained I am not looking for a camera bag (which is why Ona and Billingsham are out).

Basically if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-01-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,718
Posted By Spicy
Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice bag...

Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice bag for a single film M and maybe two or three extra rolls of film?

I read through the thread and think a lot of people are missing the point --...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By Spicy
This is always the optimal solution haha

This is always the optimal solution haha
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,503
Posted By Spicy
they should have attacked Fuji and the X100/X-Pro...

they should have attacked Fuji and the X100/X-Pro lines. Use the manual dials from the Df, stick it in a crop frame/FF mirrorless body (optimally with a hybrid OVF/EVF), call it the Nikon Sf and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Spicy
Not that I'm the authority on it, but I think a...

Not that I'm the authority on it, but I think a number of manufacturers started doing that with the switch to the proto-DSLR film SLRS (late 90s plastic-fantastic ergoblobs). A friend or two have...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-08-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,870
Posted By Spicy
gross. 10cha

gross. 10cha
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2016
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,397
Posted By Spicy
If anyone has an OM-2n they're not using and...

If anyone has an OM-2n they're not using and willing to sell to a good home, care to shoot me a PM? Trying to get my girlfriend into film photography (she really liked using some of my RFs but i...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,629
Posted By Spicy
formatting keeps breaking (not sure why). Youxin...

formatting keeps breaking (not sure why). Youxin can probably do curtains and a CLA for closer to $200 +/- 50. M6 will have the faster loading, but a flare-prone finder, different build quality...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 4,253
Posted By Spicy
LTM: Canon 50/1.4 - fairly classic handling,...

LTM: Canon 50/1.4 - fairly classic handling, quite small (but quite dense, so not very light) for a 1.4. usually can be found in very good condition for ~300, and if you're willing to go for more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-29-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 81,519
Posted By Spicy
!&@*&#@(@$^&#

!&@*&#@(@$^&#
Forum: Travel 07-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3,678
Posted By Spicy
Chungmuro on lines 3 and 4. Has an insanely...

Chungmuro on lines 3 and 4. Has an insanely vibrant film scene, and Chungmuro is the heart of it -- camera shops, film stores/development (color is same day, B&W is next day).

When are you gonna be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,454
Posted By Spicy
50/4 and 150/4 CF T* for the 'blad. ...

50/4 and 150/4 CF T* for the 'blad. :whoops:

And of course right after I pulled the trigger, my friend tells me he's looking to dump his steeped-in-nostalgia M4 that I had always promised him I...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-15-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,377
Posted By Spicy
Can someone give me a real/actual reason for a...

Can someone give me a real/actual reason for a pop-up finder being better than a fixed/integrated one? I've been sitting here for 5min brainstorming and I can't come up with a single one other than...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,054
Posted By Spicy
Any thoughts on how I can get a Walz 21.5mm...

Any thoughts on how I can get a Walz 21.5mm filter to fit? I ordered a yellow and orange one from Japan on evilBay and it just arrived, and it *juuuuuuust* barely doesn't fit -- probably an error of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 12,438
Posted By Spicy
Just trying to remind people that this thread is...

Just trying to remind people that this thread is quite old and the initial FE2/M7 debate has looooong been settled. That isn't to say that it's not a worthy debate, but I just think it's funny when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 12,438
Posted By Spicy
THIS IS A VERY OLD THREAD AND IS NO LONGER ABOUT...

THIS IS A VERY OLD THREAD AND IS NO LONGER ABOUT AN FE2 VS M7 DEBATE. THAT WAS SETTLED LONG AGO.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By Spicy
cropping doesn't change perspective (distance...

cropping doesn't change perspective (distance relationships in foreground vs background)
Forum: Travel 07-13-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By Spicy
Tokyo is cool, Osaka is cool (been there a few...

Tokyo is cool, Osaka is cool (been there a few times) -- big fan of the Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe area. Haven't visited many places outside of that, but any/all of those would be a solid experience of the...
Forum: Travel 02-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By Spicy
[Belgium/Brussels] Anyone around 2/26/15~3/9/15?

Hey all,

I'll be visiting a Belgian buddy of mine for 12 days or so, and was wondering if anyone had any insights, or would be around for a Beer n' Gear.

We'll be operating out of Brussels, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,814
Posted By Spicy
Sweet case. Where'd it come from?

Sweet case. Where'd it come from?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 146,080
Posted By Spicy
sorry, forgot to mention -- it was 2 SR44 (or 357...

sorry, forgot to mention -- it was 2 SR44 (or 357 the silver oxide ones, not the alkaline LR44) batteries, that had been in the camera for perhaps a week sitting on a shelf inside, and about 15...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 146,080
Posted By Spicy
so last night, my F3 non-HP failed me for a...

so last night, my F3 non-HP failed me for a second time.

are these cameras particularly susceptible to cold in a way i haven't heard of? i can't imagine that's the case, given how many of these saw...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2015
Replies: 257
Views: 55,267
Posted By Spicy
very minor technicality, but the IIIB is not the...

very minor technicality, but the IIIB is not the last of the "Barnacks," they continue on through the IIIG (a rare and expensive beast), and in expanded definition can sometimes be understood to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-28-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 19,688
Posted By Spicy
does anyone know if the shutter going to sound...

does anyone know if the shutter going to sound any less like a robot fart?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 4,903
Posted By Spicy
are you sure that's a canon II? seems exactly...

are you sure that's a canon II?

seems exactly like my IVsb2 (said to be the best of the breed) -- it looks like it has all the bits:
-flash rail on the side
-high shutter speed
-slow shutter speed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,340
Posted By Spicy
pencil eraser is also a well-known trick

pencil eraser is also a well-known trick
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,236
Posted By Spicy
i want to get my M5 black-painted... was trying...

i want to get my M5 black-painted... was trying to find pictures of *ANY* online just to see what they looked like (AFAIK there was not a single factory BP M5) and was having a really hard time of it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-31-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,489
Posted By Spicy
i thought you couldn't buy .000000135 film...

i thought you couldn't buy .000000135 film anymore? did someone start a kickstarted i don't know about?
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-31-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 85,100
Posted By Spicy
usually it's more about discussing the earliest...

usually it's more about discussing the earliest gear :-P
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Spicy
welcome back :) the canon 7 is quite a beast for...

welcome back :)

the canon 7 is quite a beast for a screwmount body -- I've never used one, but was always piqued by the fact its about the size of the M5.

have you tried any other LTM bodies? i...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Spicy
just got back from a CLA with Youxin and she's...

just got back from a CLA with Youxin and she's running butter-smooth now with some new shutter curtains that he installed (mine arrived w/ some pin-holes).

he also had a regular bottom plate lying...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-25-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,827
Posted By Spicy
had one and ended up consolidating it and my IIIc...

had one and ended up consolidating it and my IIIc for a IVsb2. miss both of them, but the IVsb2 is a hell of a camera.

the 1:1 finder in the P is pretty epic (although i wish it had distinct...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 16,270
Posted By Spicy
I believe the F3 holds the distinct honors of...

I believe the F3 holds the distinct honors of being one of (if not *the*) cameras with the longest production run, from 1980 until 2001, effectively unchanged except for a few small tweaks.

It's...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-12-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 8,192
Posted By Spicy
i hope leica digital at least has the foresight...

i hope leica digital at least has the foresight to ship them w/out sensors, lol
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,549
Posted By Spicy
possible but i'd say unlikely. ferrarania is a...

possible but i'd say unlikely. ferrarania is a much smaller company, likely able to respond better to changing market conditions unlike the behemoth that was (and to a lesser degree still is) kodak....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spicy
what's up with all the seoul folks now that i've...

what's up with all the seoul folks now that i've left? (was there for the past 5 years and just returned back to the States 2 weeks ago) i'd only met Bill and another guy who doesn't really post on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-03-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,843
Posted By Spicy
if this citation is meant to be evidence of one...

if this citation is meant to be evidence of one of the more egregious examples of trolling you've come across, you may be a) incredibly thin skinned, b) hanging out on exceptionally over-moderated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,988
Posted By Spicy
newly manufactured Olympus XA with ISO expanded...

newly manufactured Olympus XA with ISO expanded to 3200, slightly larger/more contrasty finder/RF patch

Leica M5 that was the size of M3/M2/M4, with the finder relocated all the way to the side (M5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,988
Posted By Spicy
^ +89347203847557435 (also with a digital back...

^ +89347203847557435 (also with a digital back door replacement but that's for another thread)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-29-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,883
Posted By Spicy
i don't think this is a very accurate...

i don't think this is a very accurate worldview.

surely there are carry-over items, but by and large they *COULD* be seen as wholly different activities. there's not that much in common other than...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-29-2014
Replies: 544
Views: 137,995
Posted By Spicy
got her back about a week and a half ago, and...

got her back about a week and a half ago, and it's quite a bit smoother, but still has a distinct resistance point and then a *psSSHHTTKKKKCKCKC* -- but quite improved, along with the weight of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 11,975
Posted By Spicy
there's no reason it couldn't "overlap," but even...

there's no reason it couldn't "overlap," but even if it were made to, it would not be possible to make it coincide (viewfinder/sensor parallax -- no amount of trick engineering is going to overcome...
Forum: Travel 09-24-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,679
Posted By Spicy
a lot of unbelievably great shots in here --...

a lot of unbelievably great shots in here -- especially that one of the procession of women in white (whatever color they really were, I have no idea) dresses. very ethereal. simply awesome
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,414
Posted By Spicy
implementation meaning the engineering aspect...

implementation meaning the engineering aspect (unlikely) or the pricing aspect (more likely but still arguably not-all-that-difficult, given Leica's ability to coax massive dollars out of its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,606
Posted By Spicy
i've also had quite good experience with things...

i've also had quite good experience with things being shipped "from Japan."

with regards to the camera, I would also like to remind one that the body is only half the equation (and often the cheaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,414
Posted By Spicy
this is what modern digital cameras should be,...

this is what modern digital cameras should be, but the manufacturers are too scared to try doing it, as they know it will destroy their business model and they have no idea what to do/how to make...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,103
Posted By Spicy
At first glance, I thought this was Michael...

At first glance, I thought this was Michael Jackson
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,461
Posted By Spicy
Sucks that the 40/2.8 isn't LTM mount. I so wish...

Sucks that the 40/2.8 isn't LTM mount. I so wish that they would go back to LTM + adapters, as the lack of mount flexibility kills it for me.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,382
Posted By Spicy
They should have made the M-E2 the LCD-less...

They should have made the M-E2 the LCD-less camera, rather than modifying the M240.

Two birds with one stone, and it'd be less fat.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-16-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,707
Posted By Spicy
images are out for...

images are out for this...

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/16/6182703/leica-m-edition-60-announced

don’t like the wonky front-viewfinder-window-awkward-intersection or the fat-ass-M240-ness of it,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-13-2014
Replies: 544
Views: 137,995
Posted By Spicy
i'm gonna get mine back from my tech hopefully...

i'm gonna get mine back from my tech hopefully this coming week. i've always been impressed with the IQ from the little sonnar, but maybe once every 50 shots i'll be absolutely blown...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-10-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 11,386
Posted By Spicy
what exactly is electronic rangefinder? i...

what exactly is electronic rangefinder? i must've read that paragraph in the article 3 times -- do they mean that you can now use a super-imposed portion of the EVF that acts as a "RF-emulating"...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 14,288
Posted By Spicy
Would be interesting if it were $200 of camera...

Would be interesting if it were $200 of camera and $200 of year-long, unlimited, mail-in film dev+scan with FTP file hosting subscription.

But yeah, that being said, this does a whole lot more for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,006
Posted By Spicy
lol I would probably go with the long-hand of...

lol I would probably go with the long-hand of "transparencies," given the shorthand has a *slightly* different connotation
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,682
Posted By Spicy
Must be latent sexism. Just remember that it's...

Must be latent sexism. Just remember that it's only sexism when it's a male who says it first.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Spicy
M6 if you don't want to both too much about the...

M6 if you don't want to both too much about the technical details of exposure.

M2 if you want satisfaction at the cost of potential missed exposure here and there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,098
Posted By Spicy
i'm sure they'll follow Porsche's lead of...

i'm sure they'll follow Porsche's lead of removing things and then charging more
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2014
Replies: 391
Views: 84,088
Posted By Spicy
you guys realize this thread is now older than...

you guys realize this thread is now older than someone born 5 years ago, right?
Forum: Travel 09-05-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 8,393
Posted By Spicy
dunno if it's anything like korea, but my first...

dunno if it's anything like korea, but my first guess is that it would be primarily applied to japanese men, with foreigners given a "well, they're just dumb foreigners -- of course they don't know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,298
Posted By Spicy
Jerk 10chara (Just kidding)

Jerk



10chara



(Just kidding)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Spicy
can't get no

can't get no
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2014
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,325
Posted By Spicy
you know these thing's hate Klingons, right?

you know these thing's hate Klingons, right?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,751
Posted By Spicy
ruler + razorblade doesn't work for you?

ruler + razorblade doesn't work for you?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,317
Posted By Spicy
another very happy customer. i've gone down to...

another very happy customer. i've gone down to his place as it's not to far from mine. great service, and all around pleasant guy -- very very interesting to talk to, if anyone lives in the area...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,781
Posted By Spicy
Date mark? I think those are called mustaches,...

Date mark? I think those are called mustaches, no?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,870
Posted By Spicy
*rimshot* 10ch

*rimshot*

10ch
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,350
Posted By Spicy
i don't know if this is a worthwhile suggestion,...

i don't know if this is a worthwhile suggestion, but i only mention it as it has *NOT* been mentioned earlier in the thread: what about looking into renting one for a week or two?

equipment doesn't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,200
Posted By Spicy
the relentless march of technology.......

the relentless march of technology.... smartphones are more PDA^348579237592 and less phone with each iteration
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,580
Posted By Spicy
i'm with you, godfrey. as long as they don't...

i'm with you, godfrey. as long as they don't have a blasted digital sensor where the film's supposed to be, they're all good in my book.

my buddy's M4 is particularly beautiful specimen (even after...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-21-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,367
Posted By Spicy
i think the only thing more pathetic than the...

i think the only thing more pathetic than the giant LEEEEIIICCCCAAAA screaming pimple adorning the M240 is its omission on the M240P.

FOR THE PRINCELY SUM OF AN ADDITIONAL $2K AND YOUR SECONDBORN IN...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 23,054
Posted By Spicy
only ever owned the 80/2.8. would love to try...

only ever owned the 80/2.8. would love to try out some of the wider/longer lenses, but don't know anyone with them... maybe once i'm back in the states i'll look to pick up another lens, as one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,910
Posted By Spicy
never real shot any CN400. started with a bunch...

never real shot any CN400. started with a bunch of B&W, then read about c41 B&W one day and picked up a few rolls of XP2S.

this may sound like heresy, but it's one of the films that consistently...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,855
Posted By Spicy
wholly and utterly off topic, but what is this...

wholly and utterly off topic, but what is this baseplate attachment? i don't recall ever having seen anything like it on a Barnack (I've seen trigger-winds, but they're about 1/3 as thick...)

i'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By Spicy
should i email the seller and ask if he knows...

should i email the seller and ask if he knows whether or not the shutter speeds are accurate?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By Spicy
Canon P is *almost* the size of the 7... While a...

Canon P is *almost* the size of the 7... While a gem of a camera, I often find myself thinking it's too big for a screwmount-only body, and often end up going with either a Barnack for portability...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Spicy
haha, thanks for the input everyone -- yeah, I...

haha, thanks for the input everyone -- yeah, I wasn't asking "what should I do?" but rather for other's experiences, like if someone also wasn't looking for a rapid-winder-equipped camera, but after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By Spicy
Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with...

Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with Canon bottom-loader (II, III, IV, etc) repaints?

I'd been thinking and I have never even seen a single one, despite Leica Barnack repaints being fairly...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Spicy
i was just curious about what people thought of...

i was just curious about what people thought of the weight/size penalty vs handling improvement... are the rapid winders worth selling/is it possible to buy a plain bottom plate? i poked around on...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-11-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By Spicy
to sell or to keep?

to sell or to keep?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,705
Posted By Spicy
one stuck on the front of a camera held by...

one stuck on the front of a camera held by someone who is bad at pointing it at interesting things and pushing the shutter button
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
Posted By Spicy
New IVsb2 -- to trigger wind or not?

Hey all. Ended up succumbing to lust of the adjustable-mag finders of the earlier bottom-load Canon LTMs bodies. Got one off evilBay and it arrived a little while ago. Haven't had a chance to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,586
Posted By Spicy
People still ride bicycles. People still listen...

People still ride bicycles.
People still listen to radio.
People still read paperbacks.
People still use pencils/notebooks.

I'm just cautiously hopeful that the price doesn't exponentially increase...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,741
Posted By Spicy
people have been looking with their eyes for...

people have been looking with their eyes for their entire lives for hundreds of thousands of years.

...though that's sort of a different definition of "visually exhausted," lol.

one of the great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By Spicy
are you talking about doing it yourself or just...

are you talking about doing it yourself or just finding a qualified shop to send it to and have painted?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,956
Posted By Spicy
not pertaining to the question at hand and merely...

not pertaining to the question at hand and merely a side comment, but, when talking about FSU lenses, in general, external condition is inversely proportional to optical quality/ability to get good...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,487
Posted By Spicy
just finished a chicken/egg sandwich and am...

just finished a chicken/egg sandwich and am washing it down with some 아이스카라멜마끼아또
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,092
Posted By Spicy
i agree with most, but not all of what David...

i agree with most, but not all of what David said.

the trick for Porsches is to live somewhere where they are suitable for everyday use :D
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-01-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 95,572
Posted By Spicy
Hmm... Guess I should bust the li'l beauty out,...

Hmm... Guess I should bust the li'l beauty out, throw her on the M4-P, and take them for a spin... I need to use the M5 a bit more, too, but the balance is awkward unless the lens is suitably large...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,119
Posted By Spicy
:bang: perhaps that because it's not mechanical...

:bang:
perhaps that because it's not mechanical at all, but electromagnetic... unless you had taken the battery out and were shooting at the only mechanical backup speed, 1/90th
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 12,177
Posted By Spicy
when the bokeh balls aren't perfectly round, the...

when the bokeh balls aren't perfectly round, the ends of the football-shaped bokeh ovals tend to point perpendicular to the radius that connects to the center of the image (providing it hasn't been...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-26-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 29,367
Posted By Spicy
any chance anyone here has been bold enough to...

any chance anyone here has been bold enough to get one of the Barnack-copies de-chromed and repainted?

i poked around online for a while but couldn't turn up anything. i know it may be travesty as...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By Spicy
Need, as in requirement. Not want, or reason for...

Need, as in requirement. Not want, or reason for purchasing
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By Spicy
right, i stated i was aware of that. i'm talking...

right, i stated i was aware of that. i'm talking about is there any conceivable reason that, were a company to want to, they could make a sensor of similar physical size but significantly lower...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By Spicy
at the risk of sounding a bit dense, is there any...

at the risk of sounding a bit dense, is there any reason why making a 6x6 digital back that only resolved like 20-25mpx would be as insanely expensive?

i don't know of too many situations where...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,425
Posted By Spicy
i'll speak up on behalf of the Canon 100/3.5. ...

i'll speak up on behalf of the Canon 100/3.5. great lens for travel (absolutely tiny and light). not the fastest at 3.5, but that's really only a stop and a half slower than f2.

i had mine...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,240
Posted By Spicy
a future where film is plentiful and cheap. ...

a future where film is plentiful and cheap. there are many brands, and they all make a livable profit while not pushing "niche market" pricing. digital shooters don't compete with analogue, and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,875
Posted By Spicy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi One of...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi



One of the members on here had the Japanese characters engraved in the spot on his XE-1 where an RF window would be on an M3. Made it look significantly...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-10-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,483
Posted By Spicy
My IIc+ (pretty sure it started life as a IIc and...

My IIc+ (pretty sure it started life as a IIc and was factory upgraded to IIIc specifications later) goes to 1/1000th. I thought most Barnacks do....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-10-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 10,354
Posted By Spicy
Scrambler mentions some great points. The...

Scrambler mentions some great points. The Tessars tend to be quite pleasant and offer a slightly different aesthetic. Also, bear in mind that in the 30s-70s when folders were still recipients of a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 8,972
Posted By Spicy
half-way to 2/3rds of the way to X100s. there's...

half-way to 2/3rds of the way to X100s. there's really no reason it should be any larger than a film M; ideally it should be marginally/fractionally smaller than a film M.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,401
Posted By Spicy
that is a sexy beast, VertovSvilova... C4s? I...

that is a sexy beast, VertovSvilova... C4s? I think it should be illegal to have a 993 that is any color other than artic silver (in rare instances, a custom gunmetal/titanium *MIGHT* be acceptable)
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 8,972
Posted By Spicy
if the rumors prove both true and complete (IE no...

if the rumors prove both true and complete (IE no additional awesome bits), my reaction would be patent disappointment.

if it's APS-C, make the body much smaller. if you want to keep the body the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,320
Posted By Spicy
I've been following the thread with unfortunate...

I've been following the thread with unfortunate interest (I've also got one of the oddball Leicas).

May you get your M5 back soon and in shape that is such that it is both satisfying and will...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Spicy
[mortal kombat voiceover guy] Marketing...

[mortal kombat voiceover guy]
Marketing Department Wins................


...Flawless Victory
[mortal kombat voiceover guy]



http://cdn.gifbay.com/2013/07/flawless_victory-65136.gif
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By Spicy
probably doesn't matter much in terms of overall...

probably doesn't matter much in terms of overall image quality...

how dirt doesn't affect image quality (http://kurtmunger.com/dirty_lens_articleid35.html)

leave it in the sun for a while to try...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,749
Posted By Spicy
is there any way to make a WARNING THIS THREAD IS...

is there any way to make a WARNING THIS THREAD IS OLD, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RESPOND??? dialogue box that pops up before people post to help those who are too careless from bumping threads from a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,836
Posted By Spicy
GF670 for static shots, Hexar AF for dynamic...

GF670 for static shots, Hexar AF for dynamic stuff.

M3s and lenses are rather heavy to be using as a backup for the Hexar AF, though having a mechanical backup is ideal if your primary is battery...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Spicy
It's great when you want "character," basically...

It's great when you want "character," basically faking people out and taking shots that look like they've faded over 30-40years. It's not an all-purpose film, but it has its own special place. It...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,691
Posted By Spicy
+a bazillion on sending it to Youxin. He's a...

+a bazillion on sending it to Youxin. He's a great guy (I have the fortune to live about 40min from him when I'm at home in Boston).

He sourced a Japanese-made beam-splitter and can install it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,230
Posted By Spicy
+1. I'm just about to head back to the States...

+1. I'm just about to head back to the States for a couple weeks vacation and was wondering if it's worth getting a 100ft roll of Tri-X or HP5+, but aren't sure about whether or not they'd make me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,986
Posted By Spicy
did that to a friend's M6 after another friend...

did that to a friend's M6 after another friend (new to film) handed it to me and asked me to show her how to put a roll of film in, because she didn't know how.

i opened it up and was like "oh yeah...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,089
Posted By Spicy
There really aren't too many bad choices in that...

There really aren't too many bad choices in that golden age of cameras (riiiiight during the transition from fully mechanical to semi-automatic w/ electromagnetic shutters).

Choose based primarily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By Spicy
Digital is just code for a business model of...

Digital is just code for a business model of "greedy corporations extorting money out of consumers by pushing upgrades nobody knew they 'needed'..."

Joking aside, it's not all bad. Certainly when...
Forum: Off Topic 05-09-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,715
Posted By Spicy
KR is hilarious. I think a lot of people are too...

KR is hilarious. I think a lot of people are too foolish to see he's trolling them. A lot of his reviews are pretty spot on the money for a user's perspective, with anything having to do with Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By Spicy
I don't think it's that bad... Not great for...

I don't think it's that bad... Not great for bumping this dinosaur of a thread, but it's a good forum with loads of knowlegable folks. I don't find it as bad as some people are making it out to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,837
Posted By Spicy
timing is everything

timing is everything
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-10-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,614
Posted By Spicy
I go to the store and buy a new one. Not worth a...

I go to the store and buy a new one. Not worth a few bucks over the course of a year...

Use the old ones as cleaners for things less sensitive than lens elements (tablet/phone screen, instruments,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,962
Posted By Spicy
usually i'll just ask if they know how to/have...

usually i'll just ask if they know how to/have ever used a manual film camera before and that satisfactorily freaks out most would-be snappers.

if i'm feeling charitable/want to spread the love of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,939
Posted By Spicy
I pull the film out and count to 13 sprout holes...

I pull the film out and count to 13 sprout holes on the short end (I heard that was 20 on the long side). Pull one out just for good measure (making 14 total on the short end) and then carefully...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By Spicy
Seems like the ruling has come out in favor of...

Seems like the ruling has come out in favor of Korean Air (unsurprisingly, as this is a Korean court)

No time to translate the article, but if anyone is interested,...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,969
Posted By Spicy
ironically enough, traveling alone is a much...

ironically enough, traveling alone is a much better way of meeting people.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Spicy
It's a bit of a brute, and as people have...

It's a bit of a brute, and as people have mentioned above, goes in a drastically different design direction than its forebears. People that love them really love them. People that don't are usually...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,562
Posted By Spicy
this. profits, profits, profits...

this.


profits, profits, profits...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-21-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 9,596
Posted By Spicy
depending on what you need (as much cash as...

depending on what you need (as much cash as possible, a quick sale, etc), it might be best to base the decision on which can be most easily replaced once it becomes economically feasible. for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,246
Posted By Spicy
looking good :thumbsup: i didn't realize canon...

looking good :thumbsup:

i didn't realize canon made a 50/2.8 in LTM
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,061
Posted By Spicy
I could see how the R3M might spoil you...

I could see how the R3M might spoil you finder-wise, but I would recommend being open minded to keeping it after having it CLA'd, as that will make a difference. I have great things to say about...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Spicy
Spread the Canon P love around. I've got one and...

Spread the Canon P love around.

I've got one and the 1:1 finder is epic -- worth buying one just to experience shooting with both eyes open :eek:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 19,007
Posted By Spicy
if they could somehow get nikon to run a fresh...

if they could somehow get nikon to run a fresh batch of D700 sensors to stick it in, you would have one epic camera. provided able marketing, i'm sure people would line up to get one if it weren't...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,306
Posted By Spicy
Boooooooooooooookehbokehbokehbokehbokehbokehbokeh

Boooooooooooooookehbokehbokehbokehbokehbokehbokeh
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,475
Posted By Spicy
24exp rolls would be 48, which would still take a...

24exp rolls would be 48, which would still take a while but far more manageable than 72. half-frame certainly does cut down on film/dev costs, eh?

not sure about availability, but i can't imagine...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,452
Posted By Spicy
once fuji comes out with a full frame X1S, it'll...

once fuji comes out with a full frame X1S, it'll be 95% there (just need some weather sealing and boom, it's time to relax and put your feet up and grab a beer).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By Spicy
Prices around here seem to be slightly more than...

Prices around here seem to be slightly more than a grand.

Good condition meter-less cameras (M2,3,4) slightly less than a grand.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By Spicy
The point is not the composition being similar,...

The point is not the composition being similar, it's that they deliberately changed the title from the Korean photographer's original one to Kenna's.

Let's imagine this in a different way. Would I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,859
Posted By Spicy
probably. i don't really bother myself with...

probably. i don't really bother myself with keeping tabs on specific lenses and versions with Leica stuff, but if you roughly figure 800 for the M5, that's about $500 apiece for each of the lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 146,080
Posted By Spicy
If anyone has a nice, user, non-HP in decent...

If anyone has a nice, user, non-HP in decent shape (brassing/scratches are fine, as long as everything works well and the viewfinder is clean and in good shape) that hasn't been getting the use it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By Spicy
Sweet buy. I got an N80 a while back because...

Sweet buy. I got an N80 a while back because none of my good Nikon film bodies can use my 85/1.4G (:bang: Nikon and your devilish plans to screw consumers/film users)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 19,557
Posted By Spicy
I was thinking of tripping down to Busan in the...

I was thinking of tripping down to Busan in the next month or two for a quicky 1-2 night trip. What's your schedule like? Would be nice to meet up with someone familiar with the place (I've been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,665
Posted By Spicy
My first film camera was 3 years ago and an FG-20...

My first film camera was 3 years ago and an FG-20 that I bought in order to get the 50/1.8 pancake on it.

The film advance feels like the whole thing is about to shatter, and the shutter/mirror slap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,426
Posted By Spicy
Nikon N80 cuz it's the only film camera I can...

Nikon N80 cuz it's the only film camera I can mount my 85/1.4g on and use it correctly. God how I wish these blasted G lenses had an aperture ring and didn't necessitate using POS blob-SLRs that...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By Spicy
website isn't working for me -- keep getting...

website isn't working for me -- keep getting endless 404s regardless of what page...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 12,335
Posted By Spicy
I wonder how they might fare were they to take a...

I wonder how they might fare were they to take a page out of Sigma's book and perhaps do a X135S and an X150S. Not sure how feasible it would be from a manufacturing/business stance as I don't know...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-14-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 5,266
Posted By Spicy
A small, lightweight, collapsible 8mm-300mm...

A small, lightweight, collapsible 8mm-300mm constant f1.2 with negligible distortion, high microcontrast, MF build-quality/feel and silent autofocus (Nikon's AF-S or Canon's whatever they call it),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,292
Posted By Spicy
The Canon 7 is giant for being an LTM body. M2...

The Canon 7 is giant for being an LTM body. M2 opens up a lot more lens options... Tons of quality LTM glass out there, but now that Voigtlander seems to have stopped producing new RF lenses in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By Spicy
Sweet shots. Did you fully revive it from the...

Sweet shots. Did you fully revive it from the dead or just a home-brew CLA?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 43,132
Posted By Spicy
The results don't strike me as outrageously...

The results don't strike me as outrageously awful. Definitely good enough for sharing on websites, but as Mcary stated, perhaps not up to standard for making anything other than standard...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,536
Posted By Spicy
Think we have a winner

Think we have a winner
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,209
Posted By Spicy
Leica should make an internal policy that for...

Leica should make an internal policy that for ever dumb limited edition special they sell, they should donate an MP with a single lens to a random school's photography club. it could even be a demo...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-03-2014
Replies: 437
Views: 119,843
Posted By Spicy
some great shots in here, especially the two of...

some great shots in here, especially the two of yellowstone and is that mt fuji?

just picked up a copy today from a fellow RFFer -- looking forward to putting some rolls behind it and seeing how the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 02-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By Spicy
No way that is real. Leica digital is stupid and...

No way that is real. Leica digital is stupid and I hate them with a passion, but I can't imagine they would be THAT stupid...

Like "poorly ripping Samsung's design department off" stupid..
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Spicy
there's a more film-camera oriented store in...

there's a more film-camera oriented store in arlington, but i've forgotten the name. i do know there's a direct bus there from harvard square though.

the guy was nice and seemed reasonably...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-28-2014
Replies: 544
Views: 137,995
Posted By Spicy
Really? I've both heard it said (Internet) and...

Really? I've both heard it said (Internet) and my personal experience is that the Sonnar is better for color, and the Tessar is better for B&W.

The thread has inspired me to exercise my 35S a bit...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By Spicy
*Arthur Fonzarelli...

*Arthur Fonzarelli...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 16,469
Posted By Spicy
Any ideas on availability/pricing? ISO25 should...

Any ideas on availability/pricing? ISO25 should be nice for wide open daylight stuff with my older cameras and their fairly lame maximum shutter speeds. Either way, more film is more film :-D
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,582
Posted By Spicy
If you're selling Pentax MX sized, full frame,...

If you're selling Pentax MX sized, full frame, digital SLRs with appropriate manual dials on the top deck, sign me up.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,582
Posted By Spicy
Basically, this would be the perfect camera for...

Basically, this would be the perfect camera for me if it was full frame and had a mirror/OVF and no EVF.


Edit: oh and with the the exposure comp dial gotten rid of, and the rear LCD either...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 8,016
Posted By Spicy
I'll chime in with my humble opinion, but...

I'll chime in with my humble opinion, but certainly second the try-before-you-sell idea.

First a little background -- started with digital SLRs, found my father's old SLR, discovered I liked film,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-27-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 52,148
Posted By Spicy
+1 Ten cha

+1

Ten cha
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-26-2014
Replies: 544
Views: 137,995
Posted By Spicy
I was wondering if all the 35S are like this, or...

I was wondering if all the 35S are like this, or just mine, but my 35S has quite a high-effort focus throw, and the shutter release is quite a deliberate *PRESS* and then metallic *SHTICK*, rather...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2014
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,814
Posted By Spicy
he put in a new beamsplitter into my IIIc when i...

he put in a new beamsplitter into my IIIc when i went down to his place to get it CLA'd. the new beamsplitter is epic -- just a shame that it's separate RF/VF windows, and the VF is only appropriate...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-22-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,582
Posted By Spicy
would've been nice had they gone with shutter...

would've been nice had they gone with shutter speed dial overhang (nikon FG-20/Leica M5), rather than a dial on the top of the body. much nicer ergonomically and from a design standpoint...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-21-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 11,486
Posted By Spicy
Don't let the the door hit you on your way out...

Don't let the the door hit you on your way out :-), Doctor Larry
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,696
Posted By Spicy
Mood or what lenses I feel like...

Mood or what lenses I feel like using.

Generally, this is 21-50mm for RF, 50-105mm for SLR
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,591
Posted By Spicy
The smell 10cha

The smell

10cha
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,689
Posted By Spicy
That's true, but I'm not too keen on the ergo's...

That's true, but I'm not too keen on the ergo's of mine, and the OP already stated he doesn't like tubular lenses.

Cons:
- lack of click-stops for the aperture
- aperture ring rotates with focus
-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By Spicy
Sorry to get off topic, but you guys are in...

Sorry to get off topic, but you guys are in Korea? Whereabouts? I'm up in Seoul. Feel free to respond via PM, as well... Would be cool to get an RFF meet n' greet going.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Spicy
Loved the concave grip on my CV 35 1.4 before I...

Loved the concave grip on my CV 35 1.4 before I traded it... Can't stand prongs or nubs or whatever... Concave or nothing for me
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,972
Posted By Spicy
take shots of anything and everything and let...

take shots of anything and everything and let history be the filter/judge
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 6,129
Posted By Spicy
while out drinking one evening, i made the...

while out drinking one evening, i made the mistake of taking my camera out of my bag and placing it on the table. my friend ended up accidentally hooking his foot through the neck strap as he...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By Spicy
The Rokkor won't mount on your P, as it is only...

The Rokkor won't mount on your P, as it is only available in M mount (adapting from LTM to M is possible, but not the reverse, unfortunately), so you'd only be able to use it on your to-be-purchased...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-15-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,582
Posted By Spicy
Dual exhaust with a broken mount

Dual exhaust with a broken mount
Forum: Travel 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,723
Posted By Spicy
I've had no issues at Incheon (Seoul, South...

I've had no issues at Incheon (Seoul, South Korea) - they've been fine about hand inspections. I've been through there 8 times in the past 3 years and every time I have asked for a hand inspection,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,163
Posted By Spicy
this is likely a stupid question, but -- where is...

this is likely a stupid question, but -- where is the shutter release? the only thing i can think of is that you have a cable release adapter over it and the photos obscure it protruding... as far...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Spicy
M3, M2, M4 should all have pretty much the same...

M3, M2, M4 should all have pretty much the same build-quality.

Generally, the common view around here is as follows:
If you only use 50mm lenses -> M3
If you use wider lenses (like 35mm) and want or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 47,938
Posted By Spicy
It would also present difficult engineering...

It would also present difficult engineering challenges with regards to overcoming the difference between the lens FOV and the optical viewfinder -- ie: it's not just as simple as sampling the center...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,291
Posted By Spicy
If it wasn't already clear, all the...

If it wasn't already clear, all the smartphone-onslaught is doing is making it easier to separate those who are truly passionate about photography and those who care more about convenience than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,195
Posted By Spicy
ALL OF IT 10char haha currently loaded are...

ALL OF IT


10char




haha currently loaded are a 6x6 TLR, 6x6 SLR, 35mm rangefinder, and I can't remember if I have anything in a 35mm scale-focus.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-23-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,278
Posted By Spicy
if small (range-finder-sized cameras), 2 bodies,...

if small (range-finder-sized cameras), 2 bodies, 2 lenses (plus adapters if necessary).

if DSLR (sized), body plus 2 primes or 1 zoom, with a digital P&S in a pocket as backup
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,906
Posted By Spicy
what about ditching the MD4 motor drive, if...

what about ditching the MD4 motor drive, if that's the burning film issue?

sell the F2 and the F3's motor drive, and call it a day. F3 for nostalgia, F for classic (or when the F3's circuitry dies...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Spicy
If they didn't implement some stupid mount (M...

If they didn't implement some stupid mount (M mount would never make it past their team of moron market strategists), it would be an epic camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,022
Posted By Spicy
How is it a steal? They're charging you $50 more...

How is it a steal? They're charging you $50 more for a "retro" silver plastic ring that doesn't even do anything.

Would've rather they charged $100 more and made a modified 50/1.8G with an aperture...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By Spicy
I bought my M4-P body from Youxin, and went down...

I bought my M4-P body from Youxin, and went down to him (my house is only 30min away) while I was back in town one year for Thanksgiving to have both it and a IIIc CLA'd.

He had just then sourced a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 13,661
Posted By Spicy
No. Maybe the Df2, if it can go on a diet and be...

No. Maybe the Df2, if it can go on a diet and be less unnecessarily fat. Deliver on what you promise, Nikon, and stop trying to trick consumers with too-good-to-be-true deception campaigns.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 9,564
Posted By Spicy
I'm looking to get out of digital, but I'm pretty...

I'm looking to get out of digital, but I'm pretty sure if I was ever going to return, Fuji is the only company I would consider, as Canikon have been trying their hardest and doing a fantastic job of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Spicy
Learn sunny 16 and then guess (but be generous)...

Learn sunny 16 and then guess (but be generous) when indoors -- usually it's close enough...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,422
Posted By Spicy
Right but after they are scanned, if I shoot some...

Right but after they are scanned, if I shoot some of them pushed to 1600, I'm wondering if that will mess with the film. Like, does ISO 400 film pushed to 1600 behave like 1600 film shot at 1600...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,422
Posted By Spicy
Can anyone answer explicitly regarding bulk rolls...

Can anyone answer explicitly regarding bulk rolls (100ft in the tin canisters, not loaded bulk in the plastic rolls of 24 or 36 exposure)?

I am returning home for a little while and was hoping to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 5,952
Posted By Spicy
Too many hipsters/trendsters, but whatever. More...

Too many hipsters/trendsters, but whatever. More people shooting film is great in my book. Definitely a cool 46min look, with some very impressive shots.

Have films sales actually been on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By Spicy
You guys should really check the date before...

You guys should really check the date before posting...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-16-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 11,015
Posted By Spicy
hahaha, awesome.

hahaha, awesome.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,790
Posted By Spicy
Disappointment Factory

Disappointment Factory
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,632
Posted By Spicy
In order of my (fanboi) rage: Nikon 1 / Leica...

In order of my (fanboi) rage:

Nikon 1 / Leica Vario X : tie for 1st place, by a LARGE margin

Leica M240
Leica X2
Canon M
*****
D600 - honorable mention
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,581
Posted By Spicy
They're just trying to clean, lube, and adjust...

They're just trying to clean, lube, and adjust your wallet.
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