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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Ken Ford
Adapted lenses are a whole different issue. Iím...

Adapted lenses are a whole different issue. Iím to the point that I shoot native lenses day to day, and play around with adapted ones.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Ken Ford
Good info - thanks!!!

Good info - thanks!!!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks for your comments, Dogman! I’m finally...

Thanks for your comments, Dogman! I’m finally ready to pick one up, I’m thinking a 16/35/50 kit will be good for everyday with my XP2.

How are you finding OVF framing accuracy to be with the XP2,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-29-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Meanwhile, I’m having a good time learning the...

Meanwhile, I’m having a good time learning the new system. I haven’t had a lot of time for photography, but I’m getting there.

The core Z6 kit is pretty much stable at this point. Z6, 14-30,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Ken Ford
Hi, Bill! I ended up cancelling the preorder,...

Hi, Bill! I ended up cancelling the preorder, but Iíll probably pick one up sooner rather than later.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-25-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
I honestly would not be surprised if someone...

I honestly would not be surprised if someone (probably not Nikon, though) develops an adapter with an Ai tab/encoder and a screwdriver AF motor.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
I wish the FTZ had an Ai tab too, but - what’s...

I wish the FTZ had an Ai tab too, but - what’s the practical difference? You’re metering in stop down mode, and the EVF shows you the exposure and focus. I’ve been testing my MF Nikkors, M lenses...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-22-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
It’ll be here this week!

It’ll be here this week!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-21-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Well... I am impressed enough with my Z6 so far...

Well... I am impressed enough with my Z6 so far that I’ve put all thoughts of a D500 on hold. I have expanded my native mount lenses with the 50 and 14-30, and am just now starting to play with...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Ken Ford
Oh, crap - forgot about that.

Oh, crap - forgot about that.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-31-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks! I hear you - my Fuji gear is hear to...

Thanks! I hear you - my Fuji gear is hear to stay, especially my XP2. Iím seeing the Z as being a replacement for my Nikon DSLRs for non action use. Step two will be picking up a D500 for action.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks, Tim! After I posted I found what appears...

Thanks, Tim! After I posted I found what appears to be an inexpensive direct adapter on eBay - item 283337490025 is the one I ordered. I’ll let you know how it works!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-31-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Definitely time for another Chicago area meet! I...

Definitely time for another Chicago area meet!

I picked up three inexpensive adapters to get things moving:

M>Z (Rainbow Imaging)
LTM>Z (Rainbow Imaging)
S>Z (eBay seller, item 283337490025)

If I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-30-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks! I just bumped up an old thread about the...

Thanks! I just bumped up an old thread about the potential of using Nikon RF lenses on the Z - is that the Amedeo adapter?
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Ken Ford
Now that I have a Z6, I’m wondering if anyone had...

Now that I have a Z6, I’m wondering if anyone had done a Nikon RF > Nikon Z adapter?
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-30-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ken Ford
Picked up a Z6

After months of reflection, I took the plunge today and picked up a Z6, 24-70S and FTZ adapter before the current promotions expired. Iíll be selling off my Df and a few lenses since thatís what it...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 03-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By Ken Ford
I just picked up a Z6 and plan on testing my M...

I just picked up a Z6 and plan on testing my M lenses with it before too long.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Ken Ford
Iím sorry, I missed this the first time. The E60...

Iím sorry, I missed this the first time. The E60 f/3.5 version is the one of interest.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Ken Ford
I did find a 35-70/3.5 (first version) at a...

I did find a 35-70/3.5 (first version) at a decent price, this should get me to the point of deciding whether the R8 is a long term keeper or not. I’ll keep watching for a 50/2, though. Thanks all!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Ken Ford
Great information!

Great information!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Ken Ford
Great information, all! Years ago when I first...

Great information, all!

Years ago when I first thought about getting an R it was with the thought of using one with a 135 or a 180 to complement my M. I ended up doing that with OM gear instead,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 959
Posted By Ken Ford
Cost effective only lens for a Leica R8?

I just picked up and R8 which has been one of my bucket list cameras. It was an impulse purchase, but it was very reasonably priced.

I have no R mount glass at present. Iíd prefer ROM, but Iím...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,249
Posted By Ken Ford
An R8 and winder, one of my bucket list cameras...

An R8 and winder, one of my bucket list cameras at a price that I could justify. Now, off to find a ROM lens...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-10-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,641
Posted By Ken Ford
Iím definitely not a candidate for a SL2 - Iím...

Iím definitely not a candidate for a SL2 - Iím primarily a Nikon shooter, so the Z makes sense for me.

Huss, what issues are you having with M lenses? Iím looking at a Z6 if it matters.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,641
Posted By Ken Ford
After sleeping on this, I’m going to pass on a Q2...

After sleeping on this, I’m going to pass on a Q2 for now and probably in total. I really would prefer an ILC version with an EVF. It may never happen...

For me right now, a Nikon Z is shaping up...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,641
Posted By Ken Ford
Back in 2016 I had a hard time deciding between a...

Back in 2016 I had a hard time deciding between a Q and a M-P 240. I went with the M-P, and to be honest I probably should have done the Q instead.

The new Q2 may be more than I can resist. But, I...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 17,044
Posted By Ken Ford
Well, now... When I bought my M-P 240, I...

Well, now...

When I bought my M-P 240, I seriously considered a Q instead but I was worried about the cropability down to my three most used focal lengths - 35, 50 and 75. The Q2 may be more than I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Ken Ford
Broke down and preordered a 16/2.8 WR

Iíve always been a 24 kinda guy, so I couldnít resist. Anyone else going for one?
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-19-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
The second demo I attended Friday did nothing to...

The second demo I attended Friday did nothing to cool my interest in picking up a Z6. They only had Z7s, but it was still good to handle them again.

I’m looking forward to a quality M to Z adapter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,854
Posted By Ken Ford
We went to Colorado last November for our...

We went to Colorado last November for our honeymoon. I saw about a half dozen film SLRs in downtown Denver over a four hour period, and a whole boatload more on Pearl Street in Boulder a week later....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,854
Posted By Ken Ford
Thatís the thing - at this point in digital...

Thatís the thing - at this point in digital camera evolution, there is no point for the majority of users to upgrade bodies frequently. Iím shooting with what some would consider to be ancient DSLR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,854
Posted By Ken Ford
I’m actually excited by the new Nikon Z, but...

I’m actually excited by the new Nikon Z, but that’s about it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By Ken Ford
Welcome to the dark side. My XP2 has completely...

Welcome to the dark side. My XP2 has completely replaced my MP240 for direct view usage.

Have you found the option for a small magnified image that is available in the lower right of the OVF? I’ve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,716
Posted By Ken Ford
RFF is a state of mind. :)

RFF is a state of mind. :)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-10-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Rumors are that preproduction Z6 bodies are...

Rumors are that preproduction Z6 bodies are starting to show up at some of the launch events, so I think I’m going to attend a second one Friday to check one out.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Sony will eventually walk away from photography,...

Sony will eventually walk away from photography, just like they abandoned other product lines. It’s in their corporate DNA, and is the main reason I’m not a Sony fan.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Eric, that’s one of the reasons I’ve really...

Eric, that’s one of the reasons I’ve really learned to love ML - it makes me want to shoot.

I started with a NEX7 when they first come out. It’s a wonderfully capable camera (even now), but Sony...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Meh. Not interested for two reasons - I have a...

Meh. Not interested for two reasons - I have a metric poopton of Nikkors, and... itís Canon. ;)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Bill, regarding focus peaking stopped down - yes,...

Bill, regarding focus peaking stopped down - yes, it is not as obvious where the plane of focus is, but that seems to be the norm for peaking. My NEX7 is the same way, as is my Fuji X gear. My...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Do you mean with AF lenses? Iím not sure thatís...

Do you mean with AF lenses? Iím not sure thatís accurate, thereís been a lot of discussion about how the AF works. I didnít think to look at the business end while doing an AF run, I kinda wish I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
What is this - the photographic equivalent of a...

What is this - the photographic equivalent of a Rick Roll? I wish YT would let you block certain channels, his would be one of the first I would do it to. Hopefully my momentary click just now...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-30-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Will do! Really, thereís no need for AI tabs on...

Will do! Really, thereís no need for AI tabs on these - everything is done at the taking aperture.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
I was using peaking - there wasnít enough time to...

I was using peaking - there wasnít enough time to figure out magnification. No AI tab, it uses stop down metering.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Put me in the camp of the people that would have...

Put me in the camp of the people that would have liked a RF-type form factor.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
I mauled a production Z7 last night at a local...

I mauled a production Z7 last night at a local event - it was Firmware 1.00.

I am very, very impressed. The EVF is the best I’ve experienced, the camera was smooth and responsive with no stutters...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-27-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
I just found preliminary info that may kill the...

I just found preliminary info that may kill the Z6 for me. Due to an old hand injury I rely very heavily on the vertical format controls on accessory battery grips - using cameras without them can be...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Optical quality.

Optical quality.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
Most of the bloggers I see are the photographic...

Most of the bloggers I see are the photographic equivalent of the Kardashians.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By Ken Ford
I’m cautiously optimistic, and will get a chance...

I’m cautiously optimistic, and will get a chance to handle a Z7 Tuesday. I’ll report back.

I can see ending up with four serious systems after the dust settles - Leica M for film, Nikon for SLR and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2018
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,249
Posted By Ken Ford
In the last few weeks Iíve picked up a small kit...

In the last few weeks Iíve picked up a small kit of Canon FD gear - a New F-1 with AE finder and motor, a T-90, 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 100/2.8 and 35-70/4. I have always been a Nikon shooter but have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
As...

As promised:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107512&stc=1&d=1529499118

BTW, the rigmarole you have to go through to attach photos from an iPad is nutty. I think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Big day today at Chez Ford. The New F-1, 100/2.8,...

Big day today at Chez Ford. The New F-1, 100/2.8, and hoods for both the 100 the 50/1.4 arrived.

The F-1N is a beast! I haven’t handled one in at least 25 years, and my memory of it was accurate -...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Ken Ford
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
It is quite clean, with just a little of the...

It is quite clean, with just a little of the polycarbonate buffing that you see with these. It was an amateurís camera.

The New F-1 will be the culmination of 35 years desire to have one. Even now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Well, the T90 and optical lens cap are up a few...

Well, the T90 and optical lens cap are up a few posts - I’ll do another after the New F-1 and 100 are here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Iím not going to bother because this is just...

Iím not going to bother because this is just going to be a very nice toy, but I was thinking one of those cords rigged to a separate 6v battery pack would be the ticket for cold weather use without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Good info, thanks!

Good info, thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Any first hand body battery experience? I’m...

Any first hand body battery experience? I’m guessing a PX28L lithium is preferred over alkaline or silver oxide options, but all three are listed in the manual as being suitable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
I was able to source what appears to be a very...

I was able to source what appears to be a very clean New F-1 with AE finder, it should be here in a week.

Almost done, I would still like a 35/2 and possibly a 24/2 or 2.8, all nFD. And maybe, just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Whelp, a very nice condition, smooth focusing nFD...

Whelp, a very nice condition, smooth focusing nFD 50/1.4 arrived today, the hood for it should arrive in a few days, and I have a nFD 100/2.8 and hood on the way from KEH. I’m about half way through...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Yeah, the total value of the stuff he wanted was...

Yeah, the total value of the stuff he wanted was about $40, plus a $10 lunch. I did well.

Now if I can just find a similar deal on a New F-1.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
It was given to me by a coworker, all it cost me...

It was given to me by a coworker, all it cost me was lunch and a few things I wasn’t using.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Ken Ford
I love my GN - I have had one continuously since...

I love my GN - I have had one continuously since the late 70’s, the first one was borrowed until I finally bought one of my own. I started using it as a fire scene and MVA lens since early auto flash...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Ken Ford
An R9 is on my bucket list...

An R9 is on my bucket list...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Ken Ford
What is APS getting for a typical manual focus...

What is APS getting for a typical manual focus Nikkor CLA? My trusty 105\2.5 AI-s needs cleaning.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
No pun intended, but I really suck at keeping...

No pun intended, but I really suck at keeping focus. Lol. I fell across this clean, functional T90 for a price that I couldn’t pass up. The metering system absolutely fascinates me. It has an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
I’ve been reading up on lenses, and think I’m...

I’ve been reading up on lenses, and think I’m going to look for three, all nFD - 35/2, 50/1.4 and 100/2.8. I don’t want this to get out of hand.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
I drifted over there and was only slightly...

I drifted over there and was only slightly surprised to see I hadnít logged in since 2010. Is it any more civilized these days? The Leica forum in particular used to be a snakepit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
My motor drive and battery pack arrived and look...

My motor drive and battery pack arrived and look great, no extra body caps included. Lol. I also grabbed a clean nFD 50/1.8 so I have glass when the time comes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Are there any decent places like RFF where Canon...

Are there any decent places like RFF where Canon film users congregate?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
I need to quit reading about T90s and stay...

I need to quit reading about T90s and stay focused on finding a New F-1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
That’s wild! Basically emulates a Pentax MV-1...

That’s wild! Basically emulates a Pentax MV-1 but without the traffic light. Lol.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Are you sure about that? It runs counter to what...

Are you sure about that? It runs counter to what Iíve been reading.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks, Joe - PM sent. A lot of Canon lovers...

Thanks, Joe - PM sent.

A lot of Canon lovers here! I’ll probably have to store the New F-1 separately from the Nikons so we don’t have any fights in the camera cabinet. I know the F-1 and F-1n are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
A T90 is on my short list, too - but it seems...

A T90 is on my short list, too - but it seems finding a decent specimen may be difficult. They don’t appear to be aging well (especially the LCDs), and many of the ones I’ve seen for sale were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks! I was planning on sticking with the...

Thanks! I was planning on sticking with the later non-chrome breech ring lenses, I had read about the ADR issues with the older ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks for the information, aizan - if you put...

Thanks for the information, aizan - if you put the whole manual out there, I’ll take it!

Does anyone have firsthand info on the performance of the 100/2 vs. the 100/2.8?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Great info, everyone! As I said, this will be...

Great info, everyone!

As I said, this will be a side dalliance if I go through with it. I’m likely to only have one or two lenses, three at most - I don’t know Canon FD series lenses very well,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,885
Posted By Ken Ford
Considering a Canon New F-1, tell me about them

Iíve been on a nostalgia kick for a few years inexpensively picking up cameras I either used to own (Nikon F, Pentax MX) or always wanted (Nikon FM2A and F5.) One camera I always admired back in the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Ken Ford
Art Shay has passed

Art Shay was an amazing Chicago-area photographer and author that enjoyed a long, fruitful career. He was a contributor to Life, Time, SI and many others, and collaborated with Nelson Algren for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ken Ford
What’s with the mass post deletions? It's very...

What’s with the mass post deletions? It's very disrespectful of the forum if you ask me...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ken Ford
I’ve been very happy with my 23/2 - 50/2...

I’ve been very happy with my 23/2 - 50/2 combination (but usually pack the 14/2.8, too.) I have a 27, but for me it’s not as nice of a fit in a multilens system and is usually used alone.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,969
Posted By Ken Ford
I’m a big fan of the 35/75 and 21/35/75...

I’m a big fan of the 35/75 and 21/35/75 combinations. I have three 75s for RF - the CV, a Leica 2.5 and the Cron. I need to sell off the first two, but the Cron is an integral part of my style and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,780
Posted By Ken Ford
I agree - I’m a modeler, and I’ve had projects...

I agree - I’m a modeler, and I’ve had projects ruined by CA outgassing. I plan on using either a small amount of epoxy or model canopy glue to secure my finder lid.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,780
Posted By Ken Ford
I missed the original post here, but caught it on...

I missed the original post here, but caught it on Fuji X. It took a few months to get around to assembling the parts, but I finally got it done a few days ago. It makes for a very nice VF!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2017
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,249
Posted By Ken Ford
A very pretty black Pentax MX with 50/1.4 bought...

A very pretty black Pentax MX with 50/1.4 bought from the classifieds here. A pair of motorized black MXes were my first brand new cameras back when I was a teen, so this is a homecoming of sorts. ...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 11-27-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 5,424
Posted By Ken Ford
*Fingers in ears* Lalalalalala...

*Fingers in ears* Lalalalalala...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,393
Posted By Ken Ford
I lusted horribly for a black G2 kit when they...

I lusted horribly for a black G2 kit when they were new in the late 90s, to the point that I kept an advertising slick for it taped to the inside of my credenza door at work to inspire my savings. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By Ken Ford
... and that goofy ďslow stylesĒ dial on the...

... and that goofy ďslow stylesĒ dial on the front. I wanted to like the Pen, but...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By Ken Ford
IMO what would really make this take off is a...

IMO what would really make this take off is a Leica quality focal length converting M adapter.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,062
Posted By Ken Ford
The venom constantly thrown at Leica on this...

The venom constantly thrown at Leica on this forum is astonishing. Can’t people not care for things without denigrating them?

IMO this is what the TL should have been from day one, but I doubt the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-02-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 4,697
Posted By Ken Ford
Joe, I’m very interested in seeing your...

Joe, I’m very interested in seeing your impressions as you work with the new camera. I really am liking my switch to Fuji with an XP2, and a second body is tempting.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-20-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 33,059
Posted By Ken Ford
(Golf clap) Superb!

(Golf clap) Superb!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ken Ford
I was never much of a 135 user in film days, but...

I was never much of a 135 user in film days, but developed an appreciation for close to that FOV using my 85/2 on Nikon crop sensor. The Fuji 90 is a lens I can see myself getting someday, but it's...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,028
Posted By Ken Ford
Enjoy! I need to list mine in the classifieds,...

Enjoy! I need to list mine in the classifieds, it's a great camera but it's just not getting enough use for me to keep.

Let us know how you like it!
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,509
Posted By Ken Ford
Me too. My XP2 and 14/23/35/50 kit is exactly...

Me too. My XP2 and 14/23/35/50 kit is exactly the right digital DV system for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ken Ford
I beleive all the versions of the 80-200/2.8 are...

I beleive all the versions of the 80-200/2.8 are a little soft at 200, 2.8 and MFD.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm personally not a huge fan of tilting screens,...

I'm personally not a huge fan of tilting screens, so this isn't an omission that bothers me. I can see ending up with one as a mate for my XP2.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ken Ford
I was asked for a direct link to the hood on...

I was asked for a direct link to the hood on Amazon.jp, that would have been useful, huh?

https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B01M5E9YJ2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-28-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,676
Posted By Ken Ford
This thread emphasizes something for me - how...

This thread emphasizes something for me - how spoiled we've gotten with digital. When film was all we had, we accepted the limitations of grain and color reproduction. Now, the tiniest perceived...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-27-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,676
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks, Huss! I think I'll want and see how...

Thanks, Huss! I think I'll want and see how usable the new ES-2 is with my existing gear - I have a D300, a D700 and a Df, plus a 55/3.5 Micro Nikkor.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-26-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,676
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm sure this has been mentioned somewhere...

I'm sure this has been mentioned somewhere already, but what are you using for a film holder with your ES-1?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-22-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 21,508
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm quite happy with mine, but trying to choose a...

I'm quite happy with mine, but trying to choose a favorite? Depends on the day.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,385
Posted By Ken Ford
I recently went all-in to Fuji with an X-Pro2 and...

I recently went all-in to Fuji with an X-Pro2 and several Fuji lenses, and I never even considered the 23/1.4 - the 23/2 was my personal halfway tipping point (the 50/2 was the other.) I really like...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-17-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By Ken Ford
Now if they would just address the 14/2.8 AF...

Now if they would just address the 14/2.8 AF focus distance display issue...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-16-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,501
Posted By Ken Ford
I would love to be his understudy - I'm 54 and...

I would love to be his understudy - I'm 54 and could see doing this for the rest of my life.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-14-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
You're a little late to the party :) , but to...

You're a little late to the party :) , but to recap I decided to split the difference - I picked up an X-Pro2 with 14, 23/2 and 50 (I already had the 35/2) but am keeping the M6 with 'vit and my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By Ken Ford
New X-Pro2 (and others) firmware August 2017

I just installed X-P2 firmware 3.11 - manual focus functionality is much improved. I usually use AF, but am a fan of zone focusing with wides. Up until this fix when you were in MF the focus...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ken Ford
My aging eyes aren't up to a traditional RF any...

My aging eyes aren't up to a traditional RF any more, so the M-P 240 is going away.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm still hoping for a hybrid full frame M mount...

I'm still hoping for a hybrid full frame M mount body with a VF like a Fuji X-Pro. I'd even be happy with a full frame EVF only M mount body based off the Q.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13,663
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm not a fan of accessory finders, but of course...

I'm not a fan of accessory finders, but of course they are needed in certain cases. The accessory VF I'm happiest with is the Leica one for my 21 - it's the plastic version with a foot lock.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-04-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 81,492
Posted By Ken Ford
I need to start paying more attention to this...

I need to start paying more attention to this thread...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-03-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ken Ford
Yeah, expensive - but what the heck, it's no...

Yeah, expensive - but what the heck, it's no worse that Fuji's own vented hood for the 23/2 and 35/2. I've actually experienced flare with my 27 so I feel a hood is needed.

I took it apart last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ken Ford
Are those depth charges?

Are those depth charges?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Ken Ford
Another hood option for the 27/2.8 - UN Company UNX-8113

Amazon.jp delivered this hood via DHL to suburban Chicago two days after ordering for only about $6 shipping - the removal of VAT pretty much offset the shipping costs. Amazon.jp now has English...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Ken Ford
I use it often enough that I wouldn't want to...

I use it often enough that I wouldn't want to lose it!
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-31-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
The selloff begins - my X-Pro1 has found a new...

The selloff begins - my X-Pro1 has found a new forever home. And I repacked my M bag for the M6 instead of the M-P240.

The more I use the XP2 the more impressed I am.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ken Ford
That I will agree with - the NEX7 in particular...

That I will agree with - the NEX7 in particular was a dream with adapted lenses.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-29-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Well, it wasn't a total wash for me. Last year I...

Well, it wasn't a total wash for me. Last year I also sprung for two lenses I had wanted for ages - a 21 ASPH and the 75 Cron (damn you, Roger.) They will continue to serve me well on my M6, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Ken Ford
Street crime is the main reason I've become very...

Street crime is the main reason I've become very selective about when I take my higher value gear out. I'm prepared to defend myself, but the aftermath would likely be brutal.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ken Ford
I have to disagree with this based on my personal...

I have to disagree with this based on my personal experience and that of others I've seen. My NEX7 was used mainly with adapted lenses (Zuikos, mostly) and I've tried my X gear with adapted M, Zuiko...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Willie, give the XP2's OVF a try with your 14 if...

Willie, give the XP2's OVF a try with your 14 if you haven't already - I'm finding it to be very workable, just frame tight.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Adam, I've been putting time in every day with...

Adam, I've been putting time in every day with the 14-23-50 kit and have to say I'm delighted so far. I haven't been able to do any processing yet due to lack of time, but when I peep I'm quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Ford
Timely: Mike at The Online Photographer featured...

Timely: Mike at The Online Photographer featured the SP500 in today's post.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Ford
Best of luck that it's an easy fix!

Best of luck that it's an easy fix!
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-27-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Hi, Adam - I thought the size of the 90 was...

Hi, Adam - I thought the size of the 90 was workable, I tried it on an XP2 at the store. I'm unlikely to buy one new unless they run another deep discount sale, but it's on my future list.

I was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Ford
Mauro, you may want to first try pulling off the...

Mauro, you may want to first try pulling off the bottom plate like Mark described - it might be a simple fix.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ken Ford
I don't have any suggestions, but wish you luck -...

I don't have any suggestions, but wish you luck - an SP500 was my first SLR in the mid 70s, and I still have a soft spot for them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,057
Posted By Ken Ford
Very true - my first Nikkor, purchased used in...

Very true - my first Nikkor, purchased used in 1977. I AI'd it using the factory kit in the early 80s after I bought my first F3.

How about a 43-86? (Ducks)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,057
Posted By Ken Ford
I like C-V lenses as much as the next guy, but...

I like C-V lenses as much as the next guy, but for me a major part of the appeal of shooting Nikon is the Nikkors.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,057
Posted By Ken Ford
That, or the 35/2 AiS.

That, or the 35/2 AiS.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Ken Ford
I picked up an RX10M3 a few months ago to be an...

I picked up an RX10M3 a few months ago to be an all-around family camera that can do stills and video, and also to bring on my upcoming honeymoon. The quality of the images and video continually...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By Ken Ford
Dee, I've been following your Fuji quest over in...

Dee, I've been following your Fuji quest over in the other forum. Have you turned the XM1 screen level on?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ken Ford
Welcome! Good eye, I enjoyed your work.

Welcome! Good eye, I enjoyed your work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By Ken Ford
Simon, I'm personally not a fan of touch screens...

Simon, I'm personally not a fan of touch screens but most people seem to get on famously with them.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,732
Posted By Ken Ford
Very nice! I always lusted after 4x4 TLRs when I...

Very nice! I always lusted after 4x4 TLRs when I was a kid, but never had one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,688
Posted By Ken Ford
I have a Fuji X-M1 that is used the majority of...

I have a Fuji X-M1 that is used the majority of the time in WLF mode. One of those with a native lens like a 23/2, 27/2.8 or 35/2 would be an economical and fun way of testing the concept and would...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-22-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Ah, but my 'Vit is user condition plus I have a...

Ah, but my 'Vit is user condition plus I have a fitted halfcase for it and the M6.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-22-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Why? I actually prefer the 'Vit.

Why? I actually prefer the 'Vit.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ken Ford
IIRC Nikon took quite some time to even...

IIRC Nikon took quite some time to even acknowledge the D750 shutter issues, and that was on the heels of the D600 fiasco. Nikon has since stepped up to the plate, but in each case it took (again,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Ken Ford
Tough crowd. If I had $3k lying around I'd grab a...

Tough crowd. If I had $3k lying around I'd grab a TL2 with a 23 and EVF, no question. I like the design, I just wouldn't want it to be my only camera.

Leica doesn't have a monopoly on deployment...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-21-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
My used 14/2.8 arrived yesterday completing my...

My used 14/2.8 arrived yesterday completing my basic three lens kit needed to functionally replace my M-P - first impression is very favorable, it's not silent like my WR primes but it handles...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,723
Posted By Ken Ford
Ugh. I never tried to make my gear look bad, just...

Ugh. I never tried to make my gear look bad, just sterile!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,723
Posted By Ken Ford
No, I didn't see that one!

No, I didn't see that one!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By Ken Ford
I don't understand why used pricing variability...

I don't understand why used pricing variability would affect what system a person would choose...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,723
Posted By Ken Ford
I started taping my work cameras back in the day...

I started taping my work cameras back in the day to discourage questions - it was the golden era of SLRs and people were always trying to talk while I was shooting. I haven't taped my SLRs in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,944
Posted By Ken Ford
Narrow Domkes without QD are my standard, but I...

Narrow Domkes without QD are my standard, but I use the wide version on a few heavier DSLRs and motorized SLRs.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 07-18-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 5,352
Posted By Ken Ford
I have to say the new TL2 has gotten my attention...

I have to say the new TL2 has gotten my attention - the addition of focus peaking in it should make adapted lens use much more convenient. I just don't see spending $2500ish for a body with EVF...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-17-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
To be honest, I'm already more comfortable with...

To be honest, I'm already more comfortable with the XP2 than I've managed to get in a year with my M-P 240. Its odd - the M-P is a totally different experience than my M6. Plus, the Fuji's AF is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-17-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm finding the OVF with adapted lenses isn't...

I'm finding the OVF with adapted lenses isn't very satisfying due to no parallax correction - I've been using the 90 in EVF mode. I should play more with OVF and ERF using your instructions.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-17-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
It was immediately apparent that I needed a...

It was immediately apparent that I needed a 21mm-e if this was going to work for me, so I have a used Fuji 14/2.8 on the way. I've also been playing with my 90/4 Elmar-C and Fuji M adapter, I think...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-17-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ken Ford
What Arved said - RAW (NEF) + JPG with the camera...

What Arved said - RAW (NEF) + JPG with the camera set to monochrome will do it for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ken Ford
I hope you've discussed this with the police. I'm...

I hope you've discussed this with the police. I'm willing to bet this skateboarder is a problem for other people, too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,675
Posted By Ken Ford
I love seeing these. I've often thought a second...

I love seeing these. I've often thought a second model O Serie repro would make a great pocket camera, and then I come to my senses.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-09-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Well, I just found my first niggle with the XP2....

Well, I just found my first niggle with the XP2. IMO, the brightline and data overlay in the OVF isn't bright enough under certain light. I wish there was a way of adjusting the baseline brightness...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By Ken Ford
It's a big deal for many. I personally can't...

It's a big deal for many.

I personally can't stand Photobucket due to all the intrusive ads and popups. I've only used it for posting pics of items for sale, I'll just have to find a new host for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-09-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
I was able to spend about an hour yesterday...

I was able to spend about an hour yesterday shooting downtown with the XP2, 23 and 50. I'm enjoying using the XP2 much more than I do the XP1, I need to run them side by side to better compare them...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ken Ford
Lol. You know you have too much gear when...

Lol. You know you have too much gear when...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 7,242
Posted By Ken Ford
And a 16/2 or 2.8 while we're at it! 16 - 35 -...

And a 16/2 or 2.8 while we're at it! 16 - 35 - 70 would come close to one of my favorite Nikon SLR lens trios from back in the day (24 - 45 GN - 105.)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-08-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 7,242
Posted By Ken Ford
A new X-Pro2 in the bag. Check. Same with a...

A new X-Pro2 in the bag. Check.

Same with a 23/2, 35/2 and 50/2.

Now, if I can do some mind control and inspire Fuji to do a 14/4 WR that works the same way... I really dislike the focus ring...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ken Ford
I considered one of the half cases for mine but...

I considered one of the half cases for mine but fell into the Fuji grip first. The grip is just right IMO.

This is embarrassing - I found a 27/2.8 that I forgot I had. I think I picked it up to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-07-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Woot! Brown Santa just left a half hour...

Woot! Brown Santa just left a half hour ago.

After a quick play the battery is on the charger; the camera shipped with quite old firmware so I want to do the update before I start configuring...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-06-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ken Ford
I've had one for about a year - I picked up a...

I've had one for about a year - I picked up a clean used one when I grabbed a used XP1 and 35/2. My XM1 usually has worn one of the "toy" 24/8s but that's likely to change as I expect to be using...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-05-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm going to do it. Working on an order for a...

I'm going to do it. Working on an order for a XP2 with the 23 and 50.

I've decided to keep the M6, Leicavit and 21-35-75 Cron. Most everything else non-Nikon is going on the block to fund the XP2....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-05-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,057
Posted By Ken Ford
I was away from RFF for many months and just...

I was away from RFF for many months and just learned of Tom's passing.

I am gutted - Tom was always gracious and kind in our dealings, and I always enjoyed our infrequent interactions. I have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-30-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
That's very true, but I have to say having so...

That's very true, but I have to say having so much unused gear in the house isn't helping. I do still shoot regularly, but it's mostly SLRs since just I haven't been getting as much enjoyment out of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-30-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
I spent about ten minutes with an XP2 last night...

I spent about ten minutes with an XP2 last night at a local store. I think this will work, but I need to research how I can configure the autofocus.

Ideally I'd like it to be like my Nikons where...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-29-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Eh? A little too cryptic...

Eh? A little too cryptic...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-29-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Thanks for all the comments, gang. I think I'm...

Thanks for all the comments, gang. I think I'm going to proceed, but carefully:

1. Order in an XP2 now while the $300 rebate is on with a 23 and 50 and see how I get on with them with a 14 or so...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

That's pretty much it in a nutshell.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
Because it seems like the X-Pro2 has some serious...

Because it seems like the X-Pro2 has some serious handling improvements over the XP1, I've played with the 2 a few times and was impressed. I'd probably keep the XP1 as a backup. Plus, you save...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-28-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,077
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm thisclose to replacing all my M gear with an X-Pro2

I've been in a photographic funk for the last year or so. I went a little crazy after a family tragedy in 2015 and accumulated the M gear I always wanted, but then reality set in and I found I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 8,559
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm sad and a little ashamed to say I haven't...

I'm sad and a little ashamed to say I haven't really done much with any of my RF gear in the last year. Life events have really pushed photography to a back seat, and to be honest I just don't enjoy...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By Ken Ford
Yep, same here.

Yep, same here.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-17-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,649
Posted By Ken Ford
That's what I suspected. Plus, losing video is a...

That's what I suspected. Plus, losing video is a plus to me, and the reported faster operation, and the better EVF (something I actually use.)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,649
Posted By Ken Ford
Is that a thing?

Is that a thing?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,649
Posted By Ken Ford
Question: I'm considering moving from my M-P...

Question: I'm considering moving from my M-P bought last year to an M10 mostly because of the VF changes. Does anyone know if the warranty is transferrable? If it is, that might push me into making...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,750
Posted By Ken Ford
Could it be as simple as a winter shipping...

Could it be as simple as a winter shipping restriction due to freezing temps and resulting damage?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,112
Posted By Ken Ford
OM1/n (but I prefer the OM2n.)

OM1/n (but I prefer the OM2n.)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,331
Posted By Ken Ford
I would very much like to find an economical 8x10...

I would very much like to find an economical 8x10 to use for shooting with the intent of contact printing. The Intrepid design is appealing, as is the Bulldog. Hmmm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ken Ford
20/21 - 24 - 35 has worked for me on the wide end...

20/21 - 24 - 35 has worked for me on the wide end since the 70s.
Forum: Off Topic 11-11-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Ken Ford
I was lucky enough to see him in Chicago on his...

I was lucky enough to see him in Chicago on his last tour a few years ago, and have been enjoying his new album for the last week. A true artist and a real inspiration, the "music to cut your wrists...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Ken Ford
I handled an F2H once at a NPS function back in...

I handled an F2H once at a NPS function back in the early 80s, it was a fun toy! This looks even better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ken Ford
I personally think a 28 and a 24 feel vastly...

I personally think a 28 and a 24 feel vastly different in actual use. I've never really gotten on with 28s...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ken Ford
I tried it for awhile a few years back, and it...

I tried it for awhile a few years back, and it was just too wide to estimate for me.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By Ken Ford
Figured it out - it's the screw next to the right...

Figured it out - it's the screw next to the right angle of the spring, next to item 2 in Jon's photo above. A very slight tweak of mine is all it took.

Now, I just need to find my pointy tweezers...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-06-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By Ken Ford
My silver dial S2 has the same issue, and a...

My silver dial S2 has the same issue, and a thorough cleaning of the parts described by Jon hasn't helped. Which eccentric screw is being referred to here?
Forum: RFF News 11-04-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,096
Posted By Ken Ford
This! (Which is too short to post.)

This!

(Which is too short to post.)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ken Ford
I'm hoping to put a roll of BW400CN through it...

I'm hoping to put a roll of BW400CN through it today - the weekend was really busy. The slow shutter speeds are occasionally sticky (probably just needs the usual cleaning that's been described here...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-31-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 9,719
Posted By Ken Ford
Lol, who knows? The S3 2000 is an unused silver...

Lol, who knows?

The S3 2000 is an unused silver one coming from Japan, I'm really looking forward to wringing it out with the 50 Millenium and the other lenses I just picked up - 35/2.5, 105/2.5 and...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-30-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 9,719
Posted By Ken Ford
Actually... I finally did. :) (Is this some kind...

Actually... I finally did. :)

(Is this some kind of procrastination record, or what?)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Ken Ford
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Nikon RF 10-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ken Ford
It took almost 40 years, but I'm finally here!

Back when I was a teen in the mid 70s the local store always had a few pieces of used Nikon RF gear for sale. I was fascinated by it, but the prices back then were hugely out of reach for me. I...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-28-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ken Ford
Those are pretty hard to find, and they aren't...

Those are pretty hard to find, and they aren't cantilevered to the side like the Nikon - a feature I really like.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-28-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ken Ford
Tim, my first S2 and 35/2.5 (plus other lenses...

Tim, my first S2 and 35/2.5 (plus other lenses and a zoom finder) just arrived this morning.

Comparing the view through the S2's VF against the zoom finder set to 35mm I think the camera shows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,869
Posted By Ken Ford
I've had a Df for about six months now. I...

I've had a Df for about six months now. I originally bought it with the intent of using mostly manual focus Nikkors, but it actually gets used more often with AF primes. It works exceptionally well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2016
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,249
Posted By Ken Ford
A Nikon S2 with 50/2 and 135/3.5 from a forum...

A Nikon S2 with 50/2 and 135/3.5 from a forum member - my first foray into Nikon RF after many years of wanting to try it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ken Ford
I've always been a Nikon guy, but the T90 has...

I've always been a Nikon guy, but the T90 has always impressed the heck out of me. It was a really innovative camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Ken Ford
Rounding out my Mamiya 645 kit - 35/3.5 experiences?

I've recently jumped right into Mamiya 645s with a handful (well, sackful) of lenses: 55/2.8, 80/1.9, 80/2.8, 150/3.5 and 210/4. The amazing low cost of the system has made going this route almost...
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