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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-31-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 31,573
Posted By FranZ
Thanks for the quick answer, Mike, How is the...

Thanks for the quick answer, Mike,
How is the EFV by the way??
It is the same over here.
I really love the OVF and used to love my Contax G2 with 21/28/45/90mm combo (esp the 21 /2.8 and the 45/2.0...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-31-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 31,573
Posted By FranZ
Thanks for the quick answer, Mike, It is the same...

Thanks for the quick answer, Mike,
It is the same over here.
I really love the OVF and used to love my Contax G2 with 21/28/45/90mm combo (esp the 21 /2.8 and the 45/2.0 are stunning lenses) and I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-31-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 31,573
Posted By FranZ
Hi Mike, nice series, as allways. Could you...

Hi Mike,
nice series, as allways.
Could you please share your thoughts about using the XP-3's OVF with your Fujicrons and possible other F0lenses like the 56 1.2?
I had an XP-1 and wonder about the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,292
Posted By FranZ
Me too. Maybe somebody could reply with their...

Me too. Maybe somebody could reply with their experience using the OVF.
On my XP1 I could use my primes from 14mm / 2.8 (full OVF window) upwards where the 56/1.2 was not practical anymore.
I could...
Forum: Photo Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,059
Posted By FranZ
I moved to Capture One and never looked back. Is...

I moved to Capture One and never looked back. Is an expensive product with a rather steep learning curve.
In the end I can do anything I could with LR.
If you want to go the Open Source route, you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By FranZ
Yesterday I visited the Amsterdam Photo museum...

Yesterday I visited the Amsterdam Photo museum with a beautiful exhibition of Brassai, a French photographer with Hungarian roots, obviously all in B/W. Very nice work.
This reminded me of a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,637
Posted By FranZ
Easy: an RX1Rm2; probably the best IQ in a small...

Easy: an RX1Rm2; probably the best IQ in a small box you can get.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 11-18-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By FranZ
Nice series, I like the 'natural darkness'photo's...

Nice series, I like the 'natural darkness'photo's the best. . . .
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By FranZ
"Large" Sony A7R3 with 24/105, for events, a...

"Large" Sony A7R3 with 24/105, for events, a little bit smaller with 28/55/85/90mm primes for specific purposes. This is my Hi IQ set when I can carry a lot.
"Medium" Sony Rx1Rm2, imho the best IQ in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,292
Posted By FranZ
I wasn't alking about a 90mm. Even the 56 is...

I wasn't alking about a 90mm. Even the 56 is unusable on the XP2's OVF because of the very narrow framelines and the OVF blocking, but at least I could use the 14mm and 16mm lenses. I had hopes for a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,292
Posted By FranZ
I am really disappointed with the X-Pro3's OVF,...

I am really disappointed with the X-Pro3's OVF, which is the single reason to buy it. With just a single magnification level it is not attractive anymore. With the X-Pro2 the 14mm ± covers the whole...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,292
Posted By FranZ
I moved from Fuji (XP1-XT1-XT2 and X100T) to Sony...

I moved from Fuji (XP1-XT1-XT2 and X100T) to Sony RX1Rii and A7Riii mainly because of:
1) Better sensor
2) Far superior (Eye) AF
3) IBIS
at the cost of Fuji's superior handling (sony vs Fuji =...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By FranZ
Knowing what the purpose is of such a "red room"...

Knowing what the purpose is of such a "red room" indeed shows your age.
In my younger years I worked as a service engineer for IBM and lately I had to explain the concept of a "punch card" to a mid...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,909
Posted By FranZ
Sometimes the lager Mp from the sensor is not a...

Sometimes the lager Mp from the sensor is not a goal, but just a byproduct.
I switched from Fujy X-T2 - 16-56mm F2.8 to a Sony A7R3 - 24-105 F4 nót because of the amount of megapixels but for IBIS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,121
Posted By FranZ
Technology is a friend; but we are our own foe if...

Technology is a friend; but we are our own foe if we don't use it wisely, mindfully.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By FranZ
I use an A6300 tethered on C1 with good results....

I use an A6300 tethered on C1 with good results. You can divert the life view window to a secundary screen for better viewing and adjusting the objects you want to photograph. Below A6300 thethering...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,072
Posted By FranZ
Both. The RX1Rm2 obviously only has an...

Both. The RX1Rm2 obviously only has an (beautiful) 35 mm Sonnar and I also use primes on the Z7R3, but when I will be in a situation where I have to rapidly change FL then I use the 24-104 G.
Also,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By FranZ
Dear Laurens, welcome to RFF. Best thing to do is...

Dear Laurens, welcome to RFF.
Best thing to do is open an add in the classifieds. . . .
Alternative, I see a Mamiya 7II with 80mm lens on 'Marktplaats' which might be easier to purchase from . . . .
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By FranZ
A thumbs up helped me on my XP1 to minimize EXP...

A thumbs up helped me on my XP1 to minimize EXP Comp dial movement
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By FranZ
I think it is quite the opposite. The...

I think it is quite the opposite. The introduction price of the X-T3 is (in the netherlands anyway) considerably lower than the introduction price of the X-T2, at €1.499
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-26-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 995
Posted By FranZ
RX100 III vs VI low light performance

My wife and I both have an RX100 mod III and I would like to upgrade to the mod VI, mainly for stills.
I like the new features and especially the longer range zoom but I have one question:
How much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,045
Posted By FranZ
To record and share beauty: - in people - in...

To record and share beauty:
- in people
- in nature
- in architecture
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By FranZ
If your heart goes for the Contax G2; buy an...

If your heart goes for the Contax G2; buy an X-Pro1 or X-Pro2 and some of the "fujicrons"
I used to own an G2 with the 21, 28, 45 and 90mm Zeiss lenses. Especially the 21mm Biogon and the 455 mm were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2018
Replies: 3,164
Views: 758,743
Posted By FranZ
beauty is in the eye of the photographer. Nice!

beauty is in the eye of the photographer.
Nice!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By FranZ
Third obvious solution: - take pictures. With...

Third obvious solution:
- take pictures.

With current 24-45 Mpix cameras this is a viable alternative.
My wife paints and I photograph her paintings. I can detach the middle column of my tripod,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2018
Replies: 22
Q?
Views: 1,246
Posted By FranZ
Never owned a Q but I do own its Sony "sibling"...

Never owned a Q but I do own its Sony "sibling" the RX1Rm2 over 2 years now and I lov it. If/when you can live with a fixed focus camera it is a liberating experience. I don't have to think about /...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 34,926
Posted By FranZ
Hi Back Alley' all the best. I follow your 365...

Hi Back Alley' all the best.
I follow your 365 project with interest. many nice pictures.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By FranZ
Funny, I just did the opposite, and moved from an...

Funny, I just did the opposite, and moved from an X-T2 to an A7R3.
Although I like the shooting experience of the fuji's much and much better (have owned an XP1 and XT1 also and the A73R is more like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,245
Posted By FranZ
with Fuji the 16-55 2.8 and now I switched to...

with Fuji the 16-55 2.8 and now I switched to Sony the 24-105 will do perfectly (with OIS) as a walk around city lens
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-12-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By FranZ
The RX1RmII is a joy to use and packs a punch in...

The RX1RmII is a joy to use and packs a punch in a small form factor. 35mm is the perfect FL for a fixed lens camera for my purposes (social and street). What I would like to see in a mod III is IBIS...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By FranZ
FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO Ver.1.1 is now available,...

FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO Ver.1.1 is now available, on mac, but now also for windows.
(1.1 also adds support for the X-H1) One has to attach the same camera to the computer by with the photos are taken...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By FranZ
My favorite: Sony RX1RmII has a leaf shutter,...

My favorite: Sony RX1RmII has a leaf shutter, marrying a Zeiss 35mm F2 Sonnar with a 42mp sensor.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-05-2018
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,562
Posted By FranZ
Very Nice

Very nice picture, with sublime light and good DOF. One of your best still lifes sofar.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-02-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 22,239
Posted By FranZ
Sure I did. I upgraded from XP1 to XT2 with...

Sure I did.
I upgraded from XP1 to XT2 with mainly the 16-55mm but I kind of long to my film days with the Contax G2 and the beautiful 21/28/45/90 mm set and I might want to recreate this ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 22,239
Posted By FranZ
Hi jsrockit, Do you use the 50/2 with the OVF, or...

Hi jsrockit,
Do you use the 50/2 with the OVF, or the EVF?
I used the 56/1.2 on the XP1 and found tie OVF 'window' to small. Is the 50mm window better?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,403
Posted By FranZ
Don't worry and be happy AND . . . make sure you...

Don't worry and be happy AND . . .
make sure you have an off-site backup of your photos, in case they do not go for your cameras but take the more easily sold computer hardware . . . .
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,105
Posted By FranZ
My Sony RX1Rm2 pairs one of today's best FF...

My Sony RX1Rm2 pairs one of today's best FF sensors with a 35mm F2.0 Sonnar and gives me the best IQ in a small package. 35mm suffices for 75% of my images and as a bonus with the fixed lens I won't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-21-2018
Replies: 392
Views: 67,126
Posted By FranZ
Because of an anomaly in my right eye I can't...

Because of an anomaly in my right eye I can't manually focus any camera, so no Leicas for me.
My Sony RX1Rm2, pairing one of today's best FF sensors with an F2.0 Sonnar more than compensates for this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-03-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 13,285
Posted By FranZ
It is just a matter of choice nowadays,...

It is just a matter of choice nowadays, Keith.
For straight forward shooting you can set aperture on the lens, shutterspeed, iso and EV compensation with dials. Program 1 FN button for ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2017
Replies: 3,164
Views: 758,743
Posted By FranZ
Beautiful pictures with very nice colours.

Beautiful pictures with very nice colours.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By FranZ
Want To feel Miserable? Compare Yourself To Others!

I have seen this beautiful movie and recently I visited the 'Genesis' exhibition in Rotterdam - the Netherlands.
I was so impressed I bought the 520 pages catalogue.
It is beautiful work.
It is hard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,060
Posted By FranZ
Like the RF experience with a good 35mm set and...

Like the RF experience with a good 35mm set and some money to burn?
What about a Mamiya 7 (or 7 II) kit?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2017
Replies: 3,162
Views: 496,027
Posted By FranZ
Some B/W photo's of Delft

Some photo's of Delft (The Netherlands) all JPG's Acros-R film simulation with some minor tweaking like cropping and tilting the horizon, otherwise SOOC.

2 photo's of the old city...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2017
Replies: 461
Views: 36,719
Posted By FranZ
Some photos of Delft (The Netherlands) Fuji X-T2...

Some photos of Delft (The Netherlands)
Fuji X-T2 JPG's with Acros film simulation

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/37573115874_058d0872a9_k.jpg...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,856
Posted By FranZ
This choice has nothing to do with perceiving the...

This choice has nothing to do with perceiving the value of SW, just plain economics.

Please check my calculations?
I live in Europe, where the prices are a bit higher than in the US.
I just checked...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,856
Posted By FranZ
I use LR6 and Capture One for tethered shooting...

I use LR6 and Capture One for tethered shooting and my Sony.
DXO Bought the Nik suite from Google and just incorporated Nik's U-point technology in their latest offering: DxO PhotoLab.
I didn't try...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 13,172
Posted By FranZ
I can truly recommend the Sony Rx1RmII for low...

I can truly recommend the Sony Rx1RmII for low light social photography.
Small, non-intimidating, silent and with a great 42mp sensor.
It has a leaf shutter, so silent is really SILENT.
I shoot...
Forum: Photo Software 10-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By FranZ
The update worked for me too. No problems.

The update worked for me too. No problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By FranZ
Very nice series of photos. The US Battleship...

Very nice series of photos.
The US Battleship appears to be the USS Missouri (BB63). I have a picture showing this ship with the same aerials as on your photo. From the total of 6 Iowa class...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,007
Posted By FranZ
I own a Fuji XT1 with a few lenses which doesn't...

I own a Fuji XT1 with a few lenses which doesn't weigh to much , but my real 'weight saver' is the full frame Rx1mII.
Just over a pound it is my carry everywhere with the best IQ in a small package...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By FranZ
In situations where it is impractical (hiking) or...

In situations where it is impractical (hiking) or impossible (musea or churches) to use a tripod or monopod I use a peculiar technique, the "inverted, flexible monopod".
Imagine; a plastic fishing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By FranZ
20 years ago I mainly used a Contax G2 with its...

20 years ago I mainly used a Contax G2 with its beautiful Zeiss lenses to make slides. Then, because I started mountaineering and changing lenses whilst in a cordee on a steep mountain slope or on a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By FranZ
Lightroom compressed RAW support?

Apparently, the latest update to Lightroom should have fixed the bug that lightroom V6.x was unable to import compressed raw files from Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2.
Could somebody pse confirm that this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,536
Posted By FranZ
Film? I would grab my Sony RX1R II in a second.

Film?
I would grab my Sony RX1R II in a second.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-26-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 31,594
Posted By FranZ
Vince, I use polirazation sunglasses to, the kind...

Vince,
I use polirazation sunglasses to, the kind that clip on my normal glasses.
With my sunglasses, I can see the LCD Ok, but, when I take them of and turn the clip-on sunglasses 90° I see...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,779
Posted By FranZ
Same as the XP1 then? Anything over the 35mm I...

Same as the XP1 then?
Anything over the 35mm I mount on the XT1 because from 56mm the focus rectangle is way to small . . .
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-28-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,779
Posted By FranZ
I have a question on the OVF: I own a XP1 with 2...

I have a question on the OVF:
I own a XP1 with 2 magnification levels for the OVF: 0.35 and 0.6.
From all the info I read on the net, I get the impression that the XP2 has just 1 level of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By FranZ
For me the answer is simple. Due to the OVF on...

For me the answer is simple. Due to the OVF on the XP1 i mount the 14 - 35 on the XP1 and the 56 or 60 on the XT1.
I your case - 4 bodies with 4 lenses - I would mount our for that moment most...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 24,254
Posted By FranZ
Maybe overdue and a bit expensive (in Holland...

Maybe overdue and a bit expensive (in Holland even €1799!) but it is a very nice upgrade covering most of the remaining painpoints after the many firmware upgrades. What I still mis is another...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 24,254
Posted By FranZ
Maybe "Leica sized" I don't know, but certainly...

Maybe "Leica sized" I don't know, but certainly "Contax G2 sized" I centaily loved my G2 and the accompanying Zeiss lenses like the 21mm Biogon.
The dimentions of the G2 and the XP1 are allmost...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,565
Posted By FranZ
I use a very simplistic backup scheme with 2...

I use a very simplistic backup scheme with 2 external USB drives of 3 TB.
After each upload from a photoshoot, I backup to one of the external drives.
Every other week, when our son comes to diner at...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,226
Posted By FranZ
The XT-1 will even be better thanks to Fuji's...

The XT-1 will even be better thanks to Fuji's KAIZEN:
New Fuji X-T1 FW 4.20 Coming on DECEMBER 17!

1. Instant AF Setting in manual focus – Focus and exposure can now be locked when the AF-L button...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By FranZ
Hi Willy, Quote from Fuji: "" The plug-in will be...

Hi Willy, Quote from Fuji:
""
The plug-in will be available to download from 26th February 2015 for customers that have purchased the “HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.0” software.
""
This app costs €120 in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,623
Posted By FranZ
When Olympus announced they wouldn't develop...

When Olympus announced they wouldn't develop their F/T line of camera's anymore in favour of their MFT line, I got pissed, and dumped my whole system (3 bodies/8 lenses) and decided never to buy new...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-14-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 22,239
Posted By FranZ
I currently own: Primes: 14/2.8; 18/2.0; 23/1.4;...

I currently own:
Primes: 14/2.8; 18/2.0; 23/1.4; 35/1.4; 56/1.2 and 60/2.4 (indeed NOT 2.8)
Zooms: 18-55 and 18-135.
My favorites lie very much apart:
1) for indoors people photos, I use and enjoy a...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,379
Posted By FranZ
For hiking I use the Fuji XT1 with the 18-135,...

For hiking I use the Fuji XT1 with the 18-135, giving me a weather resistant system with 28-200mm reach with a weight of just under a kilo.
Very nice .JPG's, a bit better than the allready good...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By FranZ
A foggy day in autumn

Since there is no separate thread for the 18-135, I'll post my pictures of the XT1/18-135 combo in this thread. I made a 25 km hike with my wife in the center of the Netherlands om a foggy and...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-19-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,712
Posted By FranZ
Does anyone knows how the auto iso in the RX1RII...

Does anyone knows how the auto iso in the RX1RII will look like?
I absolutely love the output of my RX1, but here was defenitely some "room for improvement"
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,022
Posted By FranZ
RX-1 and/or Fuji Xt1 with 18-135

RX-1 and/or Fuji Xt1 with 18-135
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 9,620
Posted By FranZ
Let's revive this thread. Just got a new to me...

Let's revive this thread.
Just got a new to me RX1 with EVF and some other stuff yesterday and I am planning a "shootout" with my X100T in the following weeks. I like shooting with available licht...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,685
Posted By FranZ
My wife is a painter, has a very good eye, but is...

My wife is a painter, has a very good eye, but is not at all interested in any of the techocalities of photography and does not want to carry much load. in short she shoots "auto-everything".
I also...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By FranZ
Hi Bike Tourist, congrats on your new 90mm!. I...

Hi Bike Tourist, congrats on your new 90mm!.
I own both the XP1 and the XT1 and I use 35mm and wider on the XP1, and 35 and longer + zooms on the XT1. When shooting people, my normal setup is the XP1...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,105
Posted By FranZ
Hi, You have an X-T1; so why don't you use that....

Hi, You have an X-T1; so why don't you use that. with the 18-138 as a wheather resistant walk-around combo and your favorite primes ( I would take the 23 and 56, maybe the 18 too) for high quality...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-15-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 8,595
Posted By FranZ
My personal answer for Bill's question; I buy all...

My personal answer for Bill's question; I buy all my gear 2nd hand so my depreciation is a lot less.
An other thought, my main investment is in lenses, which I seldom sell.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 11,508
Posted By FranZ
Hi macjim...

Hi macjim (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=49354), I think it all depends on the lenses you use.
I have both the X-T1 and the XPro-1 and use the latter with my 14 to 35mm lenses...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-23-2015
Replies: 1,388
Views: 328,975
Posted By FranZ
Very nice; I really like your Post Processing in...

Very nice; I really like your Post Processing in B&W
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,551
Posted By FranZ
I own both the X100s and the RX100-ii. My wife...

I own both the X100s and the RX100-ii. My wife owns the RX100-i and uses it in auto-everything mode. Outdoors the LCD can be a pain in the ... to compose a picture (even with the white pixel on) but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 329,071
Posted By FranZ
Do24-K Photo's

The photo's below are from a Dornier Do24-K flying boat, taken in the newly opened Dutch national military Museum


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7609/16870773451_1b376250b0_c.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By FranZ
I noticed some strange behavior with the new 3.0...

I noticed some strange behavior with the new 3.0 microcode.
I often shoot RAF + JPEG, sometimes the JPEG's bracketed for film simulation.
One would expect an RAF and 3 JPEG's as result, but my XT1...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,828
Posted By FranZ
I am very happy with my XP1 in combination with...

I am very happy with my XP1 in combination with my wider primes: 14; 18; 23 and 35. Longer primes and the Zooms fit much better om the X-T1.
If feasible, I use the OVF om the XP1, much nicer than the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,366
Posted By FranZ
Raid 5 is a good solution for disk failures, but...

Raid 5 is a good solution for disk failures, but if your controller card is broken you are in for a nasty surprise.
I have a simple and cheap solution based on 2 3 TB external USB drives.
Based on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-09-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 24,267
Posted By FranZ
Yes, I've got 8 lenses for my 2 Fuji's (6 primes...

Yes, I've got 8 lenses for my 2 Fuji's (6 primes and 2 zooms) and the 9th is the fixed lens on my XR100 mod 2.
Don't think I need many more since I mainly use the 23, and the 56 for "serious"...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By FranZ
Color AND B/W

Hi Bill, since you own an E-2 you can also use "film simulation bracketing" where the JPEG engine produces 3 separate pictures in one shot. f.e. Provia, Velvia and B/W with Yellow filter without...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By FranZ
Hi Clive, since you already own a X-Pro1, why...

Hi Clive,
since you already own a X-Pro1, why would you add yet another system to your collection? An X-T1 gives you the same form factor as an OM-D EM5 and the fuji lenses are stunning.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,445
Posted By FranZ
Hi Kutay, sorry to hear your diagnosis, but...

Hi Kutay, sorry to hear your diagnosis, but remember mind and body have more power than you might think.
You have had some sound advices, the book is a very good idea, but I would like to share...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-06-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,330
Posted By FranZ
IMHO some pics in the Leica M Monochrom: best...

IMHO some pics in the Leica M Monochrom: best pics (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=123460) threat are the best digital monochrome pics I've seen, approaching MF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,900
Posted By FranZ
I "Standardized" on Olympus E-series, (like...

I "Standardized" on Olympus E-series, (like hepcat) for years, resulting in 4 bodies and 9 lenses, but sold everything when Oly discontinued the development of Fourthirds, switching to microFT.
Since...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,588
Posted By FranZ
I would like to answer this, seemingly innocent,...

I would like to answer this, seemingly innocent, question with a translated quote of Floor Wibaut, who became alderman in Amsterdam, exactly 100 years ago.
This quote was used by Mr Eberhard van der...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By FranZ
I use to have a R-D1s but sold it because of a...

I use to have a R-D1s but sold it because of a problem with my right eye I can't manual focus anymore. Currently I own both the X-Pro1 and the X-T1. Love them both, but they give a quite different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,991
Posted By FranZ
I have 2 batteries for my X-Pro1 and RX100ii and...

I have 2 batteries for my X-Pro1 and RX100ii and in total 5 for the X100s. It is not only the needs for 1 day, but also for an outing of several days with slim possibilities of charging them....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-05-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 5,745
Posted By FranZ
3 lens kits: Landscape & Architecture:...

3 lens kits:
Landscape & Architecture: 14-23-60
People: 23-35-56(on my wish list)

2 lens kit: 23-56

1 lens only: 23(a little big, but such a beauty) or the X100s if stealth is required
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By FranZ
I use the XP1 like I used my Contax G2

With the arrival of the 56 mm, the Fuji prime lens line-up is very similar as the G2 setup I used to have; from the spectacular 21mm Biogon to the 90mm.
Since I don't have the 56 yet, I use the 60mm,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,899
Posted By FranZ
Unhappy What about "stealing" photographers?

My wife had an exhibition of her paintings in a church in honor of Pentecost.
Without asking her, a photo of one of her paintings was printed on the front cover of the Pentacost Sunday program, with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,387
Posted By FranZ
Fujifilm 56mm 1.2, which give me the perfect...

Fujifilm 56mm 1.2, which give me the perfect 21-35-50-86 prime range.
Might also opt for the X-T at the expense of my X100s, depending mainly on the quality of the EFV
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By FranZ
99% OVF for me

While I can't comment on the X-E1 (never owned one) with my shooting style I use the OVF for 99% of the time, using the EVF only if I can't get by it (Macro on both my X100s and the XP1 and using...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,445
Posted By FranZ
Size matters

I used to have the Contax G2 with all their primes with the exception of the 16mm Hologon and I liked this setup very much. These Zeiss lenses are awesome, especially the 21mm and the 45mm.

But...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2014
Replies: 1,337
Views: 198,110
Posted By FranZ
Clingendael

Some old trees in "Clingendael", the nicest park in The Hague, my home town.
All shot with the X-pro1 with the 18/55 and the 14mm

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/11834656305_df1f3a94ef_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 18,090
Posted By FranZ
I won't restrict myself to a 1*1 solution, but...

I won't restrict myself to a 1*1 solution, but I'll walk around happily with my X100s a lot this year. Would be a perfect choice for such a plan.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2014
Replies: 2,582
Views: 644,984
Posted By FranZ
Winter in Gouda (The Netherlands)

Some X100s pics from our citywalk in Gouda, today.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/11778924106_66838f8852_c.jpg...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By FranZ
I would go for a G2 if you definitely want to...

I would go for a G2 if you definitely want to stay with film.
I had a G2 with the perfect 21mm Biogon, the 28mm, the 45mm and the 90mm.
Absolutely loved this setup, but sold the whole in favor of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-21-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,910
Posted By FranZ
lens line up: My Contax G2 set included the...

lens line up:
My Contax G2 set included the fabulous 21mm, the 28mm, 45mm and the 90mm. I would be very happy to end up with the equivalent for my X-Pro1.
I am halfway now, owning the 14mm, 35mm and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By FranZ
a Weather sealed camera needs . . . .

Weather sealed lenses perhaps?
If Fuji would release a nice 24-105ish constant aperture, say F4 walk around lens, they would create a very tempting offering for me.
What do you think?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,269
Posted By FranZ
Had RSS grip but didn't like it

Hi there,
I had a RSS grip vor my X100 (now X100s) but didn't like it. way to big. For me one of the advantages of the X100(s) is the small size. I am perfectly happpy with the Lensmate thumbs-up...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-31-2013
Replies: 724
Views: 204,723
Posted By FranZ
Dutch Views

Some windmill pics, taken at our saturday's walk in the "Alblasserwaard", near Kinderdijk:

The Broekmolen as seen from the bridge:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/10540840865_09d59ef1cc_c.jpg...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-27-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,416
Posted By FranZ
I trade my Fuji's exactly the same as analog camera's

I used to make a lot of slides, and, after you have pressed the shutter there is not much you can do.
Since I don't like postprocessing (spent a lot time a day behind the screen anyway) I use my...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,969
Posted By FranZ
i don't know about your girlfriend, but i bought...

i don't know about your girlfriend, but i bought my wife a RX100 6 month ago and she is extremely happy with it.
"Auto everything" because Zooming, Framing and shooting is all she cares about, no...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-25-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 12,195
Posted By FranZ
I love the caption which is in my RFF...

I love the caption which is in my RFF Signature:


'The question is not what you look at, but what you see' - Thoreau

cheers,

Frans
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,973
Posted By FranZ
If you are OK with µ43 IQ, I'll go for the...

If you are OK with µ43 IQ, I'll go for the 25-1.4. I had the classical FT version and that was a very good lens indeed. This is the cheapest option, especially if you are willing to sell the 20-1.7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 5,254
Posted By FranZ
I just sold my FL-50R flash. The last remaining...

I just sold my FL-50R flash. The last remaining item of my extensive Oly set (3 bodies and 12 lenses) which I sold, feeling betrayed by that company when it stated that it would not invest in classic...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By FranZ
Free birthday present and absolutely top...

Free birthday present and absolutely top photography:
http://www.f11magazine.com/site/

cheers,

Frans
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By FranZ
Yeah, my X100s is my 4 * S...

Yeah, my X100s is my 4 * S supercam:
Small
Silent
Stealthy
with
Super IQ

Which I mainly use for indoor available light people photography for which it is eminently useful.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By FranZ
Hi Dick, i am as content with the X-Pro1 as I was...

Hi Dick, i am as content with the X-Pro1 as I was with my Contax G-2 in my "analog day's" I had the 21-28-45 and 90 mm lenses and I will probably build my X-Pro1 collection likewise. I already own...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By FranZ
I use the OVF almost exclusively on my X-Pro1,...

I use the OVF almost exclusively on my X-Pro1, also with the 14mm, in normal view. No scientific test, but the coverage in normal view is approx 100%. very usable, naturally with a large portion of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,964
Posted By FranZ
I agree it is a tough sell for a reasonable...

I agree it is a tough sell for a reasonable price.
What i see nowadays is that for "new" or <100 actuation's used X100's the asking price is ± €500. (new value 2 years ago €1200) With such knockdown...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-01-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 20,966
Posted By FranZ
Would it fit the X-Pro1 with 18-55 attached plus...

Would it fit the X-Pro1 with 18-55 attached plus the 14mm?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,761
Posted By FranZ
Strategy: Buy young 2nd hand X-series stuff.

I sold off all my Oly digital gear E-5 and a bunch of primes and really good zoom lenses to concentrate on lighter rangefinder-like autofocus X-Series stuff.

Because I like the idea that my hobby...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,209
Posted By FranZ
Does the 14mm work out OK in the OVF?

Hi back alley,
Just a useability question on the 14mm / X-Pro1 combi.
Can you use the OVF properly? or are the margins to 100% view to big so you would always need to use the EVF?

Thanks for the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By FranZ
one of the reasons I bought the X-Pr01

I really like the square format, don't want to crop afterwards, but I like to make a square composition in the OVF of the X-Pro1. Although the framelines are very, very conservative, it is great fun...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2013
Replies: 724
Views: 204,723
Posted By FranZ
Birch standing out

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8379216305_9aba34d786_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fransvanzomeren/8379216305/)
Wandelen Leerdam-20130112-X-Pro1-1184...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2013
Replies: 2,582
Views: 644,984
Posted By FranZ
Some pictures from the Low countries

On average ± 5 meter below Sea Level:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7677069842_38599f4998.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fransvanzomeren/7677069842/) DSCF5170...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,796
Posted By FranZ
Besides everything mentioned, I really would like...

Besides everything mentioned, I really would like an OVF that is scalable from 21 - 90 mm equivalent in stead of having to revert to an EVF for the extreme values. I really like the OVF on my x100...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By FranZ
Fuji X Mount

I have a simple (and maybe silly) question:
Does the new XPro-1 X mount specification enables other (read larger) sensor sizes than the current APS-C sensor?
Although the current triplet equates...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,534
Posted By FranZ
I sold my Rd-1s because I couldn't focus at max...

I sold my Rd-1s because I couldn't focus at max aperture due to an anomaly in the retina of my right eye. For me my X100 is a Godsend, the Pro-1 even more!
Don't care the manual focus sucks, X100...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 8,384
Posted By FranZ
I don't like bags either and voted for 1 lens,...

I don't like bags either and voted for 1 lens, which is true, but on the 2 cams I own the use and outcome is totally different.
On my X100 this is very obvious, a slim package for non-intimidating...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-15-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 14,486
Posted By FranZ
Just don't get it. They are talking about both FF...

Just don't get it.
They are talking about both FF ánd APS-C.

FF = FF and not APS-C!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,759
Posted By FranZ
Sony's "Focus peaking" technology IMHO seems to...

Sony's "Focus peaking" technology IMHO seems to be a nice example of blending "old" (manual focus M) glass and new technology.
Surely Leica can choose to implement a similar manual focusing aid in...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 27,220
Posted By FranZ
Just 2, the only 2 I have at this moment, a X100...

Just 2, the only 2 I have at this moment, a X100 and an E-5 (which gets more shelftime nowadays since I really love shooting with the X100)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-30-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 29,403
Posted By FranZ
Gavin, To answer your original question instead...

Gavin,
To answer your original question instead of fueling the RAW/JPEG controversy (if that really exists)
Because of the incredible JPEG quality I mainly shoot JPEG Fine, switching to RAW +...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,083
Posted By FranZ
Hi Guys, In the Netherlands, the going internet...

Hi Guys,
In the Netherlands, the going internet new price is €1099, I paid for my 2nd hand X100, including adapter, shade and UV filter €800.
(after 2 month use, 1078 actuations.)
I think this to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,748
Posted By FranZ
Bought mine 2 days ago for 66% newprice

Hi
Since Saturday October 1 I am the very happy owner of a 2nd hand X100. Bought for €800 (with adapter, hood, 2nd battery and UV filter) while internet prices are at approx €1100 (AND out of stock)...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,523
Posted By FranZ
Perhaps straighten your Lens Hood?

Hi HLing (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=42340),
This happened to me once and it stopped when I klicked the Lens Hood into the right position :D
(was twisted in my bag and I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,839
Posted By FranZ
More or less

Photography taught me "More" and "Less"
I see More
I enjoy More
I appreciate More
I have to shoot More
I have to practice More
I learned to carry Less
and don't be afraid any More, but crate the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,918
Posted By FranZ
Oly E-5 and E-620

Oly has very nice glass and the best JPEG engine around in a reasonable sized package.
I'll stick with this combo until a mFT camera with a good internal EVF appears on the scene allowing me to...
Forum: Photo Software 07-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By FranZ
Just one reply in a fortnight? Is nobody using...

Just one reply in a fortnight? Is nobody using Lightroom over here, or am I the only one needing a book to overcome this rather steep learning curve?
Forum: Photo Software 06-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By FranZ
What is your best Lightroom V3 Book?

Normally I don't PP very much besides some cropping when necessary. I shoot with an E-5 and i am usually content with the straight from the camera JPG output.
I like it best when I create the image...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By FranZ
'The question is not what you look at, but what...

'The question is not what you look at, but what you see' - Thoreau
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-04-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,144
Posted By FranZ
Might look nice, but I am waiting for a GF1/2...

Might look nice, but I am waiting for a GF1/2 form factor with build in EVF (Not bolted on) as an autofocus RF

Cheers

Frans
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-13-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By FranZ
Where to download Epson RAW?

I've searched through the R-D1 threads to find a link to a down loadable copy of the Epson Raw stand-alone converter.
The only links I could find point to an upgrade, not to the whole thing.
I would...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By FranZ
Nokton 1.4 40mm very nice lens.

Stephan, It all depends on what yoy want to do with it.
I use the following CV lenses: 28 1.9 ASP Ultron, 35 2.5 pancake II, 40 1.4 Nokton and the 50 1.5 Nokton on my R-D1s.
I use my Epson, next to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-07-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 54,177
Posted By FranZ
R-D1s for me!

Voted R-D1s.
In combination with my CV lenses this gives the most bang for the buck.
Will only reconsider if there will be a full frame RF in the (near/distant) future.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By FranZ
Used D-d1 prices

Hi Ricardo
I bought my R-D1s + 50mm CV 1.5 + voigt M adapter combo a short while ago for 1800 US$ including insured shipping .
A very nice set for a reasonable price.:)
Had to pay € 280 on Taxes...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By FranZ
Thumbs up Here!

Hallo Simon, Hi Simon
Living in the Netherlands I faced the same problem and decided to buy 2nd hand from an RFF member.
I havn't heard of any local dealership, so the only choice is to travel to the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-20-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By FranZ
platypus or not??

I was photog at a evening family affair with my newly acquired R-D1s and, besides the obvious remark "Your flash didn't fire" one of my brothers in law noticed my new toy.
Do you have a Leica?
etc...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-28-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,086
Posted By FranZ
Price and Purpose

Hi Madtome,
I wrestled with the same question.
(my new R-D1s is on its way from Sapporo to me, temporaraly stuck in the Amsterdam customs warehouse:()
Actually it is an impossible question to ask....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By FranZ
R-d1s is on its way!

Thanks for replying gents.
really appreciated.
My to be R-d1s is now on its way from Hokkaido to Holland!:angel:
together with a 50 mm Nokton 1.4 as my new portrait lens.
I saw a very, very nice low...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By FranZ
Thumbs down Thanks for your insight

Hi Guys, thanks for your insights.

Stupidly enough I just found that I have to pay 19% VAT, also on all 2nd hand imports from outside the EU. :mad: This sets me back another 300 US$ when I buy...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By FranZ
Right lens choice?

Hi All,
I am in the process of buying a R-1ds from Maddoc.
Coming from a G2 I currently have no Leica M-mount lenses.
Although I love the GS's 21mm I would like to start on my R-1ds to be without...
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