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Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,084
Posted By tbarker13
Such sad news.

Such sad news.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,518
Posted By tbarker13
I did buy the M4 for $750. Or at least I think I...

I did buy the M4 for $750. Or at least I think I did.
With so many people trying to take advantage of the discount, I wonder if there are going to be multiple purchases of the same item. I guess it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 28,694
Posted By tbarker13
I am loving this...

I am loving this...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By tbarker13
They are having issues with changes in the...

They are having issues with changes in the classified system.
I'm getting the same stuff with apparently no way to stop it. Hopefully they will get it worked out soon.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-18-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By tbarker13
Still getting email notification for ads, despite...

Still getting email notification for ads, despite not being subscribed to the classifieds forum.

And still getting this error message when I follow the link to turn off the subscription that...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By tbarker13
Tried to follow the link to turn off...

Tried to follow the link to turn off notifications. I get this message:
(And i was logged in when tried to do it.)

"Script call malformed. Some actions require you to be logged in. Please verify you...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By tbarker13
Another issue. I haven't been subscribed to the...

Another issue. I haven't been subscribed to the ad forum for quite some time. And now I've started getting upload notifications.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-14-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By tbarker13
Looks nice. I would imagine I'll have to replace...

Looks nice.
I would imagine I'll have to replace my 60 with one of these at some point.
But I don't think I'd want to give up my 23 to do it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By tbarker13
In very limited use, the 23 just seems to be an...

In very limited use, the 23 just seems to be an awesome lens.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 5,683
Posted By tbarker13
Think I am going to go with a 2-lens kit for now...

Think I am going to go with a 2-lens kit for now for my XT-1
23 and the 60.

I may eventually swap the 56 for the 60. And I do like the small size of the 27.
But really think those two primary lenses...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By tbarker13
As I said. Just an idiot here....thanks again.

As I said. Just an idiot here....thanks again.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By tbarker13
BINGO. thanks.

BINGO. thanks.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By tbarker13
Fuji X-T1 arrives. Seem to have a problem

I am prepared to concede that I may just be an idiot.
But the Fuji X-T1 arrived today. Last week, its 23/1.4 got here.
I charged the thing up. Formatted a memory card. Put the lens on.
And it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-21-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,582
Posted By tbarker13
All this talk about the camera has prompted me to...

All this talk about the camera has prompted me to do what I said I wouldn't do any more - be an early adopter of a new digital camera.
Just put in an order for one with a 23/1.4 lens.

I just hope...
Forum: Off Topic 02-13-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,068
Posted By tbarker13
Baers are very nice. Have had a couple, including...

Baers are very nice. Have had a couple, including my current Custom Carry without the front cocking serrations.
They are very tough to beat in the world of semi-custom firearms.
They have to be one...
Forum: Off Topic 02-13-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,068
Posted By tbarker13
And how about something closer to...

And how about something closer to tintype:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8574230694_3992bfbf31_c.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 02-13-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,068
Posted By tbarker13
12lbs. Jesus. I favor something closer to 3lbs...

12lbs. Jesus.
I favor something closer to 3lbs for my competition stuff.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-09-2013
Replies: 2,531
Views: 624,584
Posted By tbarker13
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/10182516903_d45...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/10182516903_d451772275_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By tbarker13
X100 for river scene

So I was out in Colorado last week - just in time to deal with all the flooding, etc. Before things turned crazy, my wife and I were hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. I brought along the X100...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,516
Posted By tbarker13
For me it used to be a 35. But these days, I find...

For me it used to be a 35. But these days, I find myself gravitating to the 50.
I am using a 50 rigid summicron for pretty much everything right now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2013
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,304,417
Posted By tbarker13
Part of my move back to film from digital. Leica...

Part of my move back to film from digital.
Leica M3, 50 rigid summicron.
Think this was Ilford fp4 in rodinal 1-100 stand...
Forum: Photo Software 06-12-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,488
Posted By tbarker13
I've done it and enjoyed the results. I guess...

I've done it and enjoyed the results. I guess that's all that really matters to me.
I'm shooting film again though. Lots of Tri-X.
No need to add grain. It's everywhere, all by itself.
Somehow,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,445
Posted By tbarker13
Why not? If you think you'd enjoy it and can...

Why not? If you think you'd enjoy it and can swing the purchase, then just do it. The nice thing about this type of equipment is that you can change your mind two weeks later and pretty much get your...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-17-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,396
Posted By tbarker13
Epson RD-1, M8, M8.2, Fuji XPro 1, Fuji X100. I...

Epson RD-1, M8, M8.2, Fuji XPro 1, Fuji X100.

I just won't ride the Leica digital train any longer. The cost - to me - isn't justified by the end product. Some will, obviously disagree, but I see...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,905
Posted By tbarker13
Have to agree with those suggesting breaking up...

Have to agree with those suggesting breaking up the kit.
When you package everything as a kit, you've just eliminated every potential buyer who already owns one of the pieces in your kit.
In this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 7,583
Posted By tbarker13
If there is one thing we know about our own...

If there is one thing we know about our own nature it is that we never get tired of buying the latest, greatest thing.
How long have automobiles been a mature technology? A well-built car can last...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,333
Posted By tbarker13
I shop almost exclusively online these days, so I...

I shop almost exclusively online these days, so I always have a supply of boxes in various shapes and sizes. If I happen to be selling a piece of gear, the packing supplies are always on hand.
It...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By tbarker13
I love the J-3. I would argue that good ones are...

I love the J-3. I would argue that good ones are worth well over $150. Assuming you get a good one. But that's the issue with these lenses.
When I was shopping for mine, someone who knows a lot more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 9,824
Posted By tbarker13
Part of digital photography is accepting that...

Part of digital photography is accepting that work once done in the darkroom is now done on the computer. Admittedly, working with photoshop or lightroom is a very different experience than making...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2013
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,789,352
Posted By tbarker13
Making another plunge back into film. Sold the M8...

Making another plunge back into film. Sold the M8 and got a Fuji X100 for my slight digital needs. And then I've long wanted to try the simple M3/50 combo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 7,995
Posted By tbarker13
I guess it's the sort of thing that varies from...

I guess it's the sort of thing that varies from person to person. One of our staffers here in St. Louis routinely uses his personal X100 on assignments for the paper - and in his own wedding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,699
Posted By tbarker13
From a trip to Florence. The tomb at San Miniato...

From a trip to Florence.
The tomb at San Miniato al Monte

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2302/2543819424_c6d414e9f7_z.jpg


And the Duomo, reflected in a pool or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By tbarker13
I'd think that given the space you'll be working...

I'd think that given the space you'll be working in, a 40mm or 50mm should be fine for the task. Along with that f/4, think about putting some distance between the group and the background to further...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-19-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,216
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks. These were shot either with an M8 or...

Thanks. These were shot either with an M8 or M8.2. The headshots were done around f/5.6. The shot of my father in law playing the guitar was shot wide open, probably at ISO 640.
I find the lens...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-15-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,216
Posted By tbarker13
Last year, I temporarily left the world of...

Last year, I temporarily left the world of rangefinders. Sold all my gear. With the exception of my J-3, a 1953 model worked on by Brian. He told me it was one of the best he'd come across.

I kept...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-11-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,741
Posted By tbarker13
I've always been a fan of the 28 hexanon. Fairly...

I've always been a fan of the 28 hexanon. Fairly compact. Very smooth. They can be found in the $500 range.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,897
Posted By tbarker13
I started shooting back in high school so long...

I started shooting back in high school so long ago. Fell in love with the darkroom and the simplicity of B&W. It just stuck.
Even though I shoot digital, 95 percent of what I do for myself is done...
Forum: Travel 01-02-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 9,575
Posted By tbarker13
In my own experience, I find traveling with...

In my own experience, I find traveling with digital to be so much less complicated. Nothing says you have to do your downloading, post-processing, etc. while on the trip. With a few tiny memory...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
Except that isn't true in this country. Gun...

Except that isn't true in this country. Gun ownership has soared in the US in recent years, while the per capita murder rate has actually fallen.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
The other problem I see with this is that there...

The other problem I see with this is that there is a certain amount of hysteria brought on by the horrific nature of this crime. We can lose perspective.
Just visited the FBI UCR crime reports. The...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
You carry it unloaded?

You carry it unloaded?
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
What does that matter? It's the system that's...

What does that matter? It's the system that's been in place for more than 200 years. If you use that to challenge the Court's second amendment rulings, you have to challenge every other ruling the...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
Actually there have not been many examples of...

Actually there have not been many examples of people with conceal-carry licenses being involved in these horrible shootings. They tend to be among the more responsible gun owners.

On the topic of...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
So true. People who think the police are there...

So true.
People who think the police are there to save you are largely delusional. The police are there to clean up the mess afterwards. And to stop your killer from killing again.
There are just...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
I think it would have been great if someone could...

I think it would have been great if someone could have saved her life from a madman. Yes.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
The problem with this line of thought is that it...

The problem with this line of thought is that it can be used to invalidate the entire constitution. It was written more than 200 years ago. There is very little in our world that the people in the...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 19,603
Posted By tbarker13
X-ray, this is a perfect example of why citizens...

X-ray, this is a perfect example of why citizens should have the ability to defend themselves. I'll never understand the mindset of those who would rather place their lives in the hands of a criminal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,854
Posted By tbarker13
The one lens I'd never trade/sell is my Jupiter-3...

The one lens I'd never trade/sell is my Jupiter-3 from 1953. But I got lucky with a very nice copy and had some work done on it by Brian Sweeney, who used to hang out on here.

If I were starting...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-13-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,776
Posted By tbarker13
I'll suggest that an escort is absolutely the...

I'll suggest that an escort is absolutely the wrong way to go on this. That just says sex.

Check out the web site, Model Mayhem. You can find models in your area who will pose for you. Especially...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,971
Posted By tbarker13
That has been my experience. You really need to...

That has been my experience. You really need to protect yourself as a seller with ebay/paypal. The biggest mistake people make with those services is not using signature confirmation on items over...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,296
Posted By tbarker13
THe J-3 is one of my favorite lenses. Even when I...

THe J-3 is one of my favorite lenses. Even when I sold all my rangefinder gear, I kept it - figuring I would one day get another RF.
And now that I just bought another M8, I can get back to using it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By tbarker13
If I leave a nice comment for someone, I expect...

If I leave a nice comment for someone, I expect no response back.
I would never want someone to feel obligated to make a return comment. Maybe they don't like my photos. I wouldn't want them to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 18,362
Posted By tbarker13
I shoot a lot in a dark studio. That lens, at...

I shoot a lot in a dark studio. That lens, at least before the recent upgrade, just wasn't made for focusing in that setting. The modeling lights on my flashes don't provide enough light to help the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 7,312
Posted By tbarker13
I'm using the 50mm Zeiss planar right now. I...

I'm using the 50mm Zeiss planar right now. I loved the lens on the M8, and I'm hoping the 3x focus peeking will make it easier to use.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 18,362
Posted By tbarker13
Nah. That's been sold. Just couldn't make it work...

Nah. That's been sold. Just couldn't make it work for portraits.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-21-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 7,312
Posted By tbarker13
Can't wait to see the 56. This lens lineup needs...

Can't wait to see the 56. This lens lineup needs a stronger portrait lens option.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 18,362
Posted By tbarker13
The 3x focusing alone make this update...

The 3x focusing alone make this update worthwhile. Even at 50 mm (Zeiss planar) I found the 10x to be very hard to use with any speed. The 3x option seems so much faster.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-11-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,645
Posted By tbarker13
I love my Soviet Jupier-3 50/1.5. But as Roland...

I love my Soviet Jupier-3 50/1.5.
But as Roland mentions above, it can be tough to find a good sample. I've been told my experts on these lenses that the best tend to come from the early 1950s, when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,664
Posted By tbarker13
I've been shooting with the Sigma 85/1.4 AF...

I've been shooting with the Sigma 85/1.4 AF lately. I enjoy...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-15-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 23,679
Posted By tbarker13
I'm a novice when it comes to understanding the...

I'm a novice when it comes to understanding the inner workings of lenses.
But as I look to use some different RF lenses on my Xpro1, I'm assuming the focus shift on this lens would be a non issue,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,012
Posted By tbarker13
And another one with the Xpro1 and...

And another one with the Xpro1 and J-3.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7744338576_b2bb95e6b6_c.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 07-31-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,070
Posted By tbarker13
Depends. When doing documentary: Never. When...

Depends.

When doing documentary: Never.
When doing portraits: Almost always.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-30-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6,477
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks for the mentions, folks. My...

Thanks for the mentions, folks.

My favorites:

Mlehrman...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By tbarker13
So true man. I actually had to use the camera...

So true man.
I actually had to use the camera (which serves as my backup) on a couple shoots that I'd booked before the incident. Used gaffers tape to keep the battery door closed. Considered not...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By tbarker13
Your suggestion reminds me of the video done by...

Your suggestion reminds me of the video done by the guy who torture tested (eventually destroying) a Nikon and Canon dslr. I do wonder how the various pro model cameras would handle falls from...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By tbarker13
Very true. Of course, I make make no claim that...

Very true. Of course, I make make no claim that this demonstrates XPro1 cameras are fragile.
Just that mine is not particularly sturdy.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,333
Posted By tbarker13
Repair experience with the Xpro1

Some good and bad with my Xpro1.

I do most of my shooting in the studio, where I keep a small wooden box (it sits about 15 inches off the ground) that serves as a short gear table.
During a recent...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,012
Posted By tbarker13
Shooting portraits with Xpro and J-3

After deciding the 60/2.4 just didn't work for me, I've been trying to use my beloved J-3 on the X-pro1. It's not perfect, but I'm enjoying some of the results.
I'm still getting used to using the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,593
Posted By tbarker13
I definitely shoot more when I'm using a digital...

I definitely shoot more when I'm using a digital camera, because - why not?
I'm more likely to try out different approaches, angles, etc., knowing that the disks I carry will hold a hell of a lot of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,593
Posted By tbarker13
Single biggest issue for me: Time.

Single biggest issue for me: Time.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 12,073
Posted By tbarker13
Can't wait to see the 56/1.4. Hopefully that will...

Can't wait to see the 56/1.4.
Hopefully that will be the portrait lens in this lineup.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-21-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 24,241
Posted By tbarker13
Sort of funny how we all want different things....

Sort of funny how we all want different things. I've used both the X100 and the XPro1. And for me, the XPro1 is far and away the better camera in terms of ergonomics. I felt like the X100 was just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-19-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
A few...

A few...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,923
Posted By tbarker13
When I shot with Leica film camera/lenses, I...

When I shot with Leica film camera/lenses, I really felt like I was using a modestly superior product to the Nikon SLR gear I also used.
But when i moved to digital, I just lost that feeling. I'd...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 13,369
Posted By tbarker13
Unless you want to count things like the M8.2 and...

Unless you want to count things like the M8.2 and the special edition all-white M8. (http://www.luxist.com/2009/04/07/special-edition-all-white-leica-m8/)
I would not equate Leica's willingness to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,543
Posted By tbarker13
I like the 35/1.4. But I can't say I'm all that...

I like the 35/1.4. But I can't say I'm all that thrilled with the 60/2.4. In fact, I'll soon be selling the thing. Don't get me wrong - the image quality is wonderful. But I shoot a lot in a darkened...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,543
Posted By tbarker13
I reached this point when I found that the D700...

I reached this point when I found that the D700 blew away the M8 in one of the categories that mattered most to me - low-light performance. As someone with a two-decade love affair with Leica, it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-06-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
Xpro and...

Xpro and 60/2.4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7344852252_10f15e4f03_z.jpg


XPro and 35/1.4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7071/7344852990_0b1425fe67_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2012
Replies: 3,031
Views: 480,815
Posted By tbarker13
Some initial efforts with the XPRO1 and...

Some initial efforts with the XPRO1 and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
From a recent portrait...

From a recent portrait shoot.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8167/7306435860_2b34574937_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,569
Posted By tbarker13
Hope you don't mind someone else posting...

Hope you don't mind someone else posting images.
Got home tonight to find my Rainbow Imaging adaptor sitting on the front porch. Didn't have much time to shoot, but I wanted to try it with my J3. (a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 14,007
Posted By tbarker13
This has finally convinced me to buy Lightroom....

This has finally convinced me to buy Lightroom. Capture One still can't handle the fuji raw files. People seem to be pretty fond of LR, so I might as well give it a shot.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-29-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,075
Posted By tbarker13
Yup. After using a pair of M8s and M8.2, I...

Yup. After using a pair of M8s and M8.2, I decided to move away from the system. Using an Xpro1 now.
There are things I miss about it. But I just never found the system to be all that reliable. (just...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,369
Posted By tbarker13
I really miss using my J3. It's the one lens I...

I really miss using my J3. It's the one lens I kept when I sold my M8 and other RF lenses.
But I just ordered an adaptor so that I can try it out on my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-24-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 12,586
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to try this...

Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to try this out.

I went ahead and ordered - as a trial - one of the cheaper adaptors just to see if how my beloved J-3 works on this camera. I really don't like using...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-22-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 6,039
Posted By tbarker13
Keith, tunnel...

Keith, tunnel vision
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5265/U5265I1337064096.SEQ.0.jpg


This is an awesome shot.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-22-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
XPRO1 with the 60/2.4. All shot in horrible...

XPRO1 with the 60/2.4. All shot in horrible midday sun.
From a recent trip to a small local farm.

Horse trying to lose itself in a crowd of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks Andy. I do like the lens so far. But I...

Thanks Andy. I do like the lens so far. But I hope Gary is right about Fuji coming out later with a better portrait option. A 50/1.4 would be awesome. Particularly if focuses as well as the 35/1.4.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
I really dislike EVF, but I guess I may have to...

I really dislike EVF, but I guess I may have to learn to live with it.:)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks. At what point do you switch over. In this...

Thanks. At what point do you switch over. In this instance, it was probably about 2 feet away.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
And a few more. The farmer....

And a few more.

The farmer.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7246578056_6bdec5716b_c.jpg


Farm kid.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7246577998_3f426fd162_c.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
And now a couple shots from the enclosure they...

And now a couple shots from the enclosure they have for the baby chicks.
The first required me to take over the focus to get the camera to see past the chicken wire. No surprise there. But man,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
My wife and I visited a local farm this weekend....

My wife and I visited a local farm this weekend. Horrible lighting - midday sun, with a few clouds in the sky.
Going to post a few shots here. Shot as .jpgs, with B&W conversions done with Silver...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
Haven't done much with macro myself, though I've...

Haven't done much with macro myself, though I've been impressed with the little I've seen from it.
I'm just going to hope that David is right and that a firmware update will improve the performance...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
Read the manual? That would be too easy.:)

Read the manual? That would be too easy.:)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks. That explains where it came from. I've...

Thanks. That explains where it came from. I've never used a compact digital camera - probably why this was so jarring to me. I much prefer the DLSR version.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
Actually the more I look at it, I realize the...

Actually the more I look at it, I realize the camera starts focusing before I even touch the shutter release button. Continuous means the camera (if on) is always focusing. That's a waste of battery...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
I tried it in each of the focus modes, including...

I tried it in each of the focus modes, including the back-button method. No luck with any of them.
Pretty annoying to have something you want to capture - and the lens just hunts for 2-3 seconds...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
That's not exactly what I told it to do. I told...

That's not exactly what I told it to do. I told it to go into continual focus mode. And then I want it to do its job when I hold the shutter release down when I'm ready to frame and take a photo.
I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
So I used the lens in two different portrait...

So I used the lens in two different portrait shoots this past week.
I'm still working on the images, so I don't have anything to post from them at this point. But operationally, I was quite...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
Not sure what to make of the lack of any response...

Not sure what to make of the lack of any response to this question.
How about his. Can one of you other Xpro 1 owners tell me what happens when you put your camera in Continuous focus mode?
Take a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By tbarker13
continuous focus mode question

So I may have missed this elswhere. But when I use the XP1 in Continuous mode, this happens:
I press the focus button and the lens searches for focus for about two minutes before stopping.
I mean, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By tbarker13
Went there ahead of the XPro1. I miss the Leica,...

Went there ahead of the XPro1.
I miss the Leica, but it just doesn't make sense for me to go that route, when the Fuji is here.
I want to say that I could see a return to Leica one day, but as long...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,548
Posted By tbarker13
Haven't used mine a ton yet. But here is a recent...

Haven't used mine a ton yet. But here is a recent studio shot. It definitely seems a bit slower to focus than the 35/1.4. And in these studio conditions, where I'm only using a modeling light, that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,042
Posted By tbarker13
It may be more accurate to say they survived...

It may be more accurate to say they survived (barely) for most of the past 20 years, but just recently started doing a little thriving. It remains to be seen whether this is really new life for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By tbarker13
Exactly. And I'd bet a LCD-less camera would have...

Exactly.
And I'd bet a LCD-less camera would have an even smaller market.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By tbarker13
Not what I am saying at all. I see the LCD as a...

Not what I am saying at all. I see the LCD as a tool.
Neither am I trying to invalidate your question.
But I don't think the world is going to provide the answer you want for your question.
There...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-15-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 12,522
Posted By tbarker13
Completely? No, not completely. After using both,...

Completely? No, not completely.
After using both, I'm definitely a bigger fan of the Xpro. The slightly larger body just feels better to me. The buttons are a little easier to use. And the ability to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2012
Replies: 3,031
Views: 480,815
Posted By tbarker13
First session with the Fuji Xpro1 and 60mm...

First session with the Fuji Xpro1 and 60mm lens.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7194153498_4d7d8a0d09_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
Posted By tbarker13
Definitely a case of then-versus-now. Have to...

Definitely a case of then-versus-now.
Have to keep in mind that Leicas, while always on the pricey side, have been around long enough that there's been steady supply of excellent used film cameras....
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-14-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
Went down to visit some friends last weekend....

Went down to visit some friends last weekend. They own a yoga studio and I wanted to do some promo shots for them. So we set up an impromptu studio in their studio.
It gave me a chance to try the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By tbarker13
Going to have to vote Never on this one. Almost...

Going to have to vote Never on this one.
Almost like asking when they are going to come out with a car that has no tires.
While a few people may despise those screens, the vast majority uses love...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,280
Posted By tbarker13
Why not? It's the only way for...

Why not?
It's the only way for customers/potential customers to let a company know what they want. Hell, smart companies like nothing more than to get feedback (positive and negative) from sites like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,890
Posted By tbarker13
Nah. Way too rich for my tastes. Even if it were...

Nah. Way too rich for my tastes. Even if it were half the price, I'm not sure I'd jump.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,382
Posted By tbarker13
There must be some internal rule with Leica that...

There must be some internal rule with Leica that every item it produces must be priced higher than any preceding item.
But as for the original question, I can't imagine a world where I would pay that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,256
Posted By tbarker13
Very true. Also interesting, this ability to...

Very true.
Also interesting, this ability to switch between various tones, including sepia, selenium, cool. Obviously none of this will appeal to the traditional film users.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,256
Posted By tbarker13
Cool that it will ship with Silver Efex Pro, with...

Cool that it will ship with Silver Efex Pro, with an emphasis on the b&w film emulation. Going to be a fascinating camera. But at $8k, It's going to be interesting to see how well it sells.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,256
Posted By tbarker13
Leica M Monochrome. But with an LCD on the back....

Leica M Monochrome. But with an LCD on the back. How exciting/crushing this will be for some potential users.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-09-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,086
Posted By tbarker13
Hmmm. I think you are only the minority in this...

Hmmm. I think you are only the minority in this minority.:)
Otherwise, we wouldn't be watching the slow (and sad) disintegration of the film sector.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,086
Posted By tbarker13
I don't mean to pick on you here. But this is an...

I don't mean to pick on you here. But this is an argument I've seen a lot, but never understood.
Film photographers routinely use various film/chemistry/paper combos to create different looks...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,086
Posted By tbarker13
Why do some photogaphers dislike digital? Because...

Why do some photogaphers dislike digital? Because it's not film.

One of my favorite threads along these lines (it was about a month or so ago) was posted by someone demonstrating a couple of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,086
Posted By tbarker13
Same here. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss...

Same here. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss working in a darkroom. But it was the actual working the darkroom - as much as anything else - that I loved.
I'm quite happy with b&w that I've done...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-03-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By tbarker13
It may be a little more difficult to get...

It may be a little more difficult to get comfortable with. But we aren't talking about a complex machine here.
I recently changed cars. The new one has some buttons/controls in different places than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,752
Posted By tbarker13
When I shoot for myself, it's 95 percent B&W. (At...

When I shoot for myself, it's 95 percent B&W. (At least, the finished product is B&W).
When I shoot for others, of course, I let them decide whether they want color or B&W.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,965
Posted By tbarker13
Went through the same thing - only with digital...

Went through the same thing - only with digital Leicas. I ended up selling everything except for a wonderful J3 that's simply worth more (performance wise) than I can sell it for. Eventually I'll get...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-23-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 202,657
Posted By tbarker13
I've been thinking about doing the same thing....

I've been thinking about doing the same thing. The thing has such amazing performance at high ISO, that I think I could live with f4.5 on my wide lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,338
Posted By tbarker13
Not sure what you mean. The only reason I know...

Not sure what you mean. The only reason I know which images were shot with which lenses is because I grab the info from the metadata when I upload shots to photo-sharing sites.
In fact, that really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,338
Posted By tbarker13
Two things come to mind. 1. Gear totally matters...

Two things come to mind.

1. Gear totally matters if you don't have the right gear for the job. I love 50-90 mm focal lengths for portraits. But it really doesn't seem to matter which brand, etc....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,184
Posted By tbarker13
Maybe it will be an M-RD1 - offering a manually...

Maybe it will be an M-RD1 - offering a manually cocked shutter and a "film rewind dial" that controls various menu functions.
I still think the RD-1 was the camera design that Leica should have come...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,184
Posted By tbarker13
Can't see it being a new film camera - unless...

Can't see it being a new film camera - unless it's some ultra special edition.
If it is a B&W only digital M, we should start a non-betting pool on how much it's going to sell for. I'm guessing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-18-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,184
Posted By tbarker13
This is a company with a long history of special...

This is a company with a long history of special edition cameras. And while I'm no Leica historian, I'd be shocked if any special edition camera sold for less than the camera it was derived...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,184
Posted By tbarker13
Define "huge." I don't doubt that a lot of people...

Define "huge."
I don't doubt that a lot of people in this forum (as well as some like-minded folks) would like the idea of a B&W camera. But 90 percent of that interest in going to drain away when we...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-17-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,184
Posted By tbarker13
I still do not believe anyone is going to make a...

I still do not believe anyone is going to make a digital camera without an LCD display.
But if this thing does happen, I'd guess you can take the current M9 price and add 20-30 percent to it. That...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,721
Posted By tbarker13
This is probably the one thing I wish they would...

This is probably the one thing I wish they would fix. On my D700, I use one of the back buttons to control the focus. That frees the shutter button to simply fire the shutter. I love working that way.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-09-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,774
Posted By tbarker13
Thanks for the mentions guys.

Thanks for the mentions guys.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,585
Posted By tbarker13
Maybe that would explain the bizarre response.:D

Maybe that would explain the bizarre response.:D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,585
Posted By tbarker13
One thing I'd have to challenge is the idea that...

One thing I'd have to challenge is the idea that the M8 is at the bottom of its devaluation curve. When it comes to digital cameras, I've yet to see anything that would convince me there is such a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,832
Posted By tbarker13
I did when I still had a true RF. Regularly shot...

I did when I still had a true RF.
Regularly shot my M8 alongside a D700.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-03-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,668
Posted By tbarker13
Body, 35 and 60mm lenses on the way to me. Can't...

Body, 35 and 60mm lenses on the way to me.
Can't wait.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 135
Views: 23,858
Posted By tbarker13
I'm guessing I must be pretty far down the list...

I'm guessing I must be pretty far down the list as well.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,668
Posted By tbarker13
Lucky man. Increasingly feeling like I should...

Lucky man. Increasingly feeling like I should have gone that route. Oh well, just a few more days, I assume.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,668
Posted By tbarker13
This is pretty funny. I just checked Amazon's...

This is pretty funny. I just checked Amazon's listing of the Xpro1 to see if they have any news of delivery dates. They don't.
But what's funny is that they don't list the price - noting that they...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,894
Posted By tbarker13
One of the biggest mistakes we make is assuming...

One of the biggest mistakes we make is assuming that our view of life is the only view that's correct.
You see no beauty in guns. You see them as evil. I get that.

But many of use do believe...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,894
Posted By tbarker13
A person could choose to see it that way. But...

A person could choose to see it that way.
But there are many games and sporting activities (none of them involving killing) that have developed around firearms.
Here are a few of them:
* Sporting...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,894
Posted By tbarker13
I'm not sure this forum would exist if what you...

I'm not sure this forum would exist if what you say is true.
I rarely meet a photographer who doesn't exhibit many of the same characteristics as my gun enthusiast friends - when it comes to the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,894
Posted By tbarker13
So true. Human beings have been killing and...

So true. Human beings have been killing and hurting each other throughout history. Like it or not, that's just part of who we are.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-28-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,668
Posted By tbarker13
Doing a lot of work away from the computer today....

Doing a lot of work away from the computer today. I check in every once in a while, hoping to see a flood of comments about U.S. shipments arriving.
Alas, I keep being disappointed....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 3,995
Posted By tbarker13
I have a fan page in addition to my standard...

I have a fan page in addition to my standard facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/timbarkerphotography

I use it for a variety of reasons. Part of it is quasi-marketing. But also I have used it to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,087
Posted By tbarker13
I'm actually going a different...

I'm actually going a different direction.
Assuming I like the XPRO1, that's what I'll be going to over my D700. These days, I'm pretty much just doing portraiture and a little bit of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,413
Posted By tbarker13
I don't mean to pick on you Steve, but this is...

I don't mean to pick on you Steve, but this is sort of priceless. Perhaps the differences between film and digital aren't as pronounced as some would like us to believe they are.:) But as you say, we...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-19-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 7,329
Posted By tbarker13
We all have different different experiences with...

We all have different different experiences with Leica's digital offerings. My opinions are based on my experience.

That said, it was an easy decision for me. I let my M8 kit go last year. For many...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-18-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,526
Posted By tbarker13
I hear what you are saying. But I do think some...

I hear what you are saying. But I do think some people use the term "point and shoot" to marginalize or deride certain cameras.
The term suggests the user simply points and shoots - with little or no...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-18-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,526
Posted By tbarker13
I guess your book includes my Nikon D700 and just...

I guess your book includes my Nikon D700 and just about every other autofocus SLR or DSLR on the planet.:D
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,282
Posted By tbarker13
+1 I did read this one. But I'm just so tired of...

+1
I did read this one. But I'm just so tired of hearing about the camera. I want to see it myself.

As an aside - I loved the comment from one user who said: "I would sell my soul to have an AF...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,367
Posted By tbarker13
I love that. And of course there is an...

I love that.

And of course there is an alternative to the digital rangefinder. An "alternative" is simply another option. It doesn't have to mimic every aspect of the original choice.
Hell, the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-15-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,781
Posted By tbarker13
I like it a lot. All of my B&W conversions are...

I like it a lot. All of my B&W conversions are done with that program.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,461
Posted By tbarker13
Yeah, I've never understood this thing people...

Yeah, I've never understood this thing people have with the LCD display.
Even if you don't want access to your images as you shoot, you still need to be able to fiddle with menu items.
Like it or...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,461
Posted By tbarker13
Some of the individual parts might be cheaper....

Some of the individual parts might be cheaper. But the overall development costs would have to be spread across a much smaller group.
We on this forum may love the idea of a B&W-only camera. But a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,461
Posted By tbarker13
I think you can rest well then. :) There's just...

I think you can rest well then. :)
There's just no way anyone is going to make a digital camera without an LCD screen. I'm doubtful about a B&W only model. But that's infinitely more likely than a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,332
Posted By tbarker13
I guess I like the idea that someone will look at...

I guess I like the idea that someone will look at something I've done and feel something because of it. Hopefully they won't be bored.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-12-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
Has this changed from the X100? I never used the...

Has this changed from the X100? I never used the EVF on that camera. The OVF offered focus indicators to tell me what was in focus.

Personally, I would never buy a camera with only an EVF. To me,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-12-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 5,406
Posted By tbarker13
Roland, Thanks so much for the comment. Kind...

Roland,
Thanks so much for the comment. Kind words.

My favorite of the week. Just a great shot.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/12289/U12289I1331062422.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-08-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,115
Posted By tbarker13
True. And I was one of the people who bought that...

True. And I was one of the people who bought that first batch of M8s.
I went through the problems of having to send the camera back for the initial sensor repair. Along with a couple other things...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-08-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,115
Posted By tbarker13
In fairness to Sean, I think a lot of reviewers...

In fairness to Sean, I think a lot of reviewers either failed to notice it - or left it out intentionally relying on some assurances from Leica that it would be fixed by the time the M8 launched.
I'm...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
I think I have reached the point where I can no...

I think I have reached the point where I can no longer read reviews. I just want the camera in my own hands.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
I wouldn't recommend a 1911 to anyone who isn't...

I wouldn't recommend a 1911 to anyone who isn't willing to invest some time in learning how to keep the thing running. I shoot competitively. And am a safety officer in IDPA. So I see tons of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
Having not seen one yet, I can make no judgments...

Having not seen one yet, I can make no judgments about the build quality of this camera.
However, people do have a tendency to equate heft with build quality. I see this all the time in my other...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-01-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
Sweet. Maybe we do have hope of getting them...

Sweet.
Maybe we do have hope of getting them before March 20.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
Totally agree. And if you remember, I originally...

Totally agree. And if you remember, I originally responded to your comment: "The M8 and Fuji are going to offer two completely different working experiences."
My point was the same one you just made...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-21-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
Ideally, it would work the same as my D700. My...

Ideally, it would work the same as my D700. My shutter button does nothing but trip the shutter. Pressing it has no effect on the focusing. I don't even remember the original function of the rear...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
Then I'll be in heaven.

Then I'll be in heaven.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
I just wish it would allow some sort of...

I just wish it would allow some sort of back-button focusing method. Then I'd be in heaven.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By tbarker13
Well sure. That's the point. It doesn't matter to...

Well sure. That's the point. It doesn't matter to me where you are standing when I'm deciding if I can justify an M9 to myself. People justify purchases to themselves, based on what they feel is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By tbarker13
I think a lot of people feel that way. But some...

I think a lot of people feel that way. But some of us make choices between different things we want to do. I'm not sure why you'd equate those choices with guilt.
I have two passions. Photography and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By tbarker13
Roger, I think we'll disagree on this. Justify:...

Roger, I think we'll disagree on this.
Justify: "To show to be just or right."
or: "to show a satisfactory reason or excuse for something to be done.

Buyers do justify their purchases to themselves....
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,033
Posted By tbarker13
pre-ordered and waiting anxiously.

pre-ordered and waiting anxiously.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By tbarker13
That's nice. But the reality is that most people...

That's nice. But the reality is that most people do have to justify (to themselves) where they spend their free dollars. If not, everyone would have the best of everything. Companies like Kia...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 8,682
Posted By tbarker13
Of course the photographer is the key piece...

Of course the photographer is the key piece here.
But the camera matters much more today than ever before.
It used to just be a light-tight box that held our lenses - the most important piece of our...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,598
Posted By tbarker13
When I shot film, I justified the expense because...

When I shot film, I justified the expense because I thought the combination of fast lenses and a rangefinder allowed me to shoot in lower light than I could with an SLR.
But when I moved into...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-16-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
Why compare? I was just responding to your...

Why compare? I was just responding to your comment about them being two completely different working experiences.

I've used Leicas long enough that manual focusing isn't something I think about. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-16-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
I suppose it depends on how wrapped up you are in...

I suppose it depends on how wrapped up you are in the rangefinder focusing.
I've shot with an RD-1, M8 and an X100. For me, they offer only slightly different working experiences. Negligible,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-15-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,668
Posted By tbarker13
Another month of waiting. Ugh.

Another month of waiting. Ugh.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 8,367
Posted By tbarker13
I don't think anything's been announced. But I...

I don't think anything's been announced. But I think we all assume that Leica - like every other camera maker - understands that you cannot stand still in the world of digicams. Whether it's an M10...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
+1. This is such a great point. When I think...

+1. This is such a great point. When I think about what originally drew me to Leica rangefinders, this was another of the key selling points. Fantastic for low-light use.
It was one of my biggest...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
The one piece of rangefinder glass that I've held...

The one piece of rangefinder glass that I've held onto (since selling my M8.2 kit) is my excellent Jupiter 3. I'm eager to see how it can be used with the fuji.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
But that's only if you frame this as a pure...

But that's only if you frame this as a pure rangefinder debate. Which I get, considering this place is still called Rangefinder Forum.
Many of us don't care about the rangefinder focusing mechanism....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
Yeah, I'd love to a true 50/1.4 lens on the fuji....

Yeah, I'd love to a true 50/1.4 lens on the fuji. But I think I can be happy with 35/1.4. I think I can still get the isolation I want on some portraits, etc.
I'm a little more worried about the fuji...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By tbarker13
To protect yourself when accepting paypal...

To protect yourself when accepting paypal payments, make sure you use delivery confirmation on anything less than $250 in value. And signature confirmation on anything more valuable than that.
I...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,510
Posted By tbarker13
My thoughts as well. I loved the files I got from...

My thoughts as well. I loved the files I got from my X100. Never would have sold it if not for the fact that 95 percent of my work is done in the 50-90mm focal lengths.
So unless they've managed to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-11-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,996
Posted By tbarker13
Nope. When I pick someone's photo as a favorite,...

Nope. When I pick someone's photo as a favorite, I don't expect to hear a peep from them. If I comment on someone's photo (unless I'm asking a question), I don't expect to hear anything.

Flickr is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,236
Posted By tbarker13
Not from my perspective. The news of a new...

Not from my perspective. The news of a new compact system with an entire new lineup of lenses was pretty thought-provoking for me. Not surprised at all that it generated that much...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,236
Posted By tbarker13
Really not all that much more to say until we...

Really not all that much more to say until we have the camera in our hands.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,418
Posted By tbarker13
Almost every time I try a lens wider than 28 (and...

Almost every time I try a lens wider than 28 (and sometimes even a 28), I find myself wondering why I bother. Extreme wides just don't work all that well with my eye.
I think I've pretty much given...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,366
Posted By tbarker13
No doubt. It's not as if the photographer's...

No doubt. It's not as if the photographer's manipulation created some wonderful award-winning image. The composite image was only slightly better than the original, at least to me.
It makes you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By tbarker13
I tend to agree with you. The proof, for me,...

I tend to agree with you.
The proof, for me, comes when I'm editing images after a shoot. When I do a portrait session, I'll generally use the D700 and D700 along with an 85mm and 50mm lens. I mix...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,875
Posted By tbarker13
I can tell no difference. For me, the crop factor...

I can tell no difference.
For me, the crop factor thing is a non-issue.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-02-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,558
Posted By tbarker13
So very true...

So very true...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,258
Posted By tbarker13
My order of interest: 35 (gotta have the 1.4 for...

My order of interest:
35 (gotta have the 1.4 for available light)
60
18 (this one I only have marginal interest in at the moment.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,052
Posted By tbarker13
It's funny. I don't know if it does even a...

It's funny. I don't know if it does even a halfway decent job of emulating the films it offers. But I just love the look of the conversions it creates.
I'm sure it's possible to do excellent B&W...
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