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Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
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Posted By colker
Yes. Exactly. If i am thousands of miles away...

Yes. Exactly. If i am thousands of miles away from the seller of a used camera and i can buy something new from B&H.. i go to B&H.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
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Posted By colker
12 hundred dollars for an AE nikon rangefinder...

12 hundred dollars for an AE nikon rangefinder like a Zeiss Ikon? It would sell like hot cakes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
I can see myself in some of your comments. I see...

I can see myself in some of your comments. I see a Leica as another camera to use.. not a metaphysical entity or part of a lifestyle. I never invest in camera gear. The reason is: I've had many...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Something along an FM 2 level. How much would...

Something along an FM 2 level. How much would that be?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
clearly Itīs an expensive collectors camera ....

clearly Itīs an expensive collectors camera .

clearly Itīs an expensive collectors camera .

clearly Itīs an expensive collectors camera .

Released before the film renaissance.

It wasnīt a...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Nikon didnīt try this. They released a limited...

Nikon didnīt try this. They released a limited edtion, expensive, for collectors. It had nothing to do w/ the film renaissance.

And if you think a non metered 5000 dollar camera is nikonīs try to...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
You donīt know. I bet on Nikonīs sensibility to...

You donīt know.

I bet on Nikonīs sensibility to Japanese collectors and passionate photo geeks.

All this rational talk gets trumped by passion every day of the week.

Film should be dead already...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
Itīs because the Japanese collectors who are...

Itīs because the Japanese collectors who are proud of their good taste elected the M5 as a cool camera to have in spite of the masses rejection of the camera.

Always pay attention to passion and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
The M5 is a cool camera. That 70s style... Not to...

The M5 is a cool camera. That 70s style... Not to mention how well it works.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
35mm tends to flatten the scenes while MF brings...

35mm tends to flatten the scenes while MF brings a 3d feeling.

Cartier Bresson used the flatness playing w/ subjects in different planes. Even if shoot at f32 on a 120 camera you wonīt get the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
I would much rather get an M4.. but i worry about...

I would much rather get an M4.. but i worry about the VF.
If i buy one i should be prepared to spend 3 to 400 dollars on CLA and VF prism separation issues.

I dealt w/ the prism on an M3. Itīs...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
But when it comes to slides, i am looking at...

But when it comes to slides, i am looking at small sizes all the time using a light box. Same emulsion, same light, same subject. It is tangible before i print anything.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
All kinds. 35mm. 120. 8x10.

All kinds. 35mm. 120. 8x10.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
They look absolutely the same indeed. Otoh, i...

They look absolutely the same indeed. Otoh, i shot 35mm and 120 slides side by side for years and the difference in volume, presence, space was unbelievable. I would shoot 35mm w/ a 105mm lens and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
they work w/ photojournalists and wildlife...

they work w/ photojournalists and wildlife photographers. It would not be hard for them to look around and find a couple names in fine arts to patronize. Thatīs where film has been mostly active.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
I am not talking about sensor size or film size....

I am not talking about sensor size or film size. I am talking about focal length and saying there is an effect coming from the use of focal length.
A medium format film or sensor uses a 80mm focal...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Clearly?? Are you kidding? Nikon launched a 5...

Clearly?? Are you kidding? Nikon launched a 5 thousand dollar camera w/ no meter to assess the interest in a film revival?

You are joking right?

Nikon was showing off. Nothing else.

If they...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
so. If a 50mm lens implies a 50cm viewing...

so. If a 50mm lens implies a 50cm viewing distance and an 80mm lens implies an 80cm viewing distance, what happens when you view an image made w/ 80mm lens at 50cm distance? You feel closer and the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
The rule of viewing distance. A 50mm is a normal...

The rule of viewing distance. A 50mm is a normal lens because there is a normal viewing distance of pictures.

A 180mm lens implies a longer viewing distance.

By manipulating this optical rule...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
Just use 125th or 250th of second on MF. Shoot...

Just use 125th or 250th of second on MF. Shoot Pentax 67 handheld. So does Bruce Weber. Helmut Newton. Avedon. Ritts.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
Books. I read it a looong time ago. It makes...

Books.

I read it a looong time ago. It makes total sense.

Why buy a D850???? Just use a crop sensor. Why is the full format better? pixels only? You believe that?

I am a photographer. My...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
??... thatīs silly. no one needs a tripod when...

??... thatīs silly. no one needs a tripod when shooting 1/250th of a second.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
I did the experiment already. The longer lenses...

I did the experiment already. The longer lenses amplify the image to your perception. Thatīs why the 180mm 2.8 and 300mm 2.8 are so popular within the fashion and advertising industry.
Itīs not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
Commercials are shot w/ long tele lens for the...

Commercials are shot w/ long tele lens for the same reason. The TV screen used to be small. So directors would chose long lenses to compensate and draw attention. Sets in studio are designed so you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
There is an optical rule that says a picture...

There is an optical rule that says a picture taken thru a 24mm needs x more size than a picture w/ 50mm to create the same impact on your sensibility.
Itīs based on this rule that magazine covers are...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Did they ever intend to keep those cameras in...

Did they ever intend to keep those cameras in production? The SP and S3 reissues were limited editions.

Btw.. i am not pretending S3 or SP reissue should be the measure of Nikon for any new film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
This^^^^^. he knows. Itīs about the rendering of...

This^^^^^.
he knows. Itīs about the rendering of volume and space. It has to do w/ lens, optics.. not resolution of any emulsion or sensor.

A panF 35mm film may have the same resolution of 120...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
How do you know what are the chances? You donīt....

How do you know what are the chances? You donīt.

Did Nikon expect to make any money on those RF reissues? Tell me..:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
Nothing to do w/ coatings. A longer lens as a...

Nothing to do w/ coatings. A longer lens as a normal gives a sensation of volume to the subject unequaled by smaller formats.

Thatīs why there is medium and large format.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
No. False notion. I donīt want to argue but...

No. False notion.

I donīt want to argue but there is an optical rule that equates the impact of print size to lens focal length.
Thatīs why we use long teles to shoot magazine covers: the bigger...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Canīt Nikon risk another couple bucks and show...

Canīt Nikon risk another couple bucks and show everyone they are still the leading force when it comes to winds of change in the photo world?
Itīs funny when Nikon seems way more risk taking in the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Donīt they have market analysers telling them all...

Donīt they have market analysers telling them all it was said here about how small is the RF market and how impractical is film? Are they silly? Old and stupid?

Why did Nikon release the S3 then...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
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Posted By colker
Exactly. They wonīt step down from the greatness,...

Exactly. They wonīt step down from the greatness, from their perceived role.

A legend keeps returning to its legendary actions. Mythology 101.

You mean they could retire, sit by the porch and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
A Fuji apsc "normal" lens is 35mm. A normal lens...

A Fuji apsc "normal" lens is 35mm. A normal lens on a MF is 80mm. Thatīs a huge difference in lens character.

Otoh that particular aspect of picture taking is not what drives my attention right...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
I will probably own one eventually but the M6 is...

I will probably own one eventually but the M6 is the least attractive to myself. I much rather get an M4. Finding one w/ the RF patch in top shape is harder than going w/ an M6.

In the end a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
M6 is selling at 1.6 to 2.2k M3 is 800 M5 is...

M6 is selling at 1.6 to 2.2k
M3 is 800
M5 is 850
M2 is 850
m4 is 1k

Is this innacurate?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
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Posted By colker
A normal lens on big format has the dof of a tele...

A normal lens on big format has the dof of a tele on a small format. This is the main difference and wonīt change no matter how advanced are the files.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
You quote the few Leica models which are down in...

You quote the few Leica models which are down in price.

M6s doubled their market price in 2 years.

M5s are rising steadily.

M2s are 50% more expensive than a couple yrs ago. At least. So are...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
And we know Nikon can be quite temperamental w/...

And we know Nikon can be quite temperamental w/ their decisions. Those classic rangefinders reenactments. The FM3A. Keeping the F6 alive

My gut feeling says Nikon wants to be legendary. They wonīt...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
Itīs exactly my point.. Both digital and film are...

Itīs exactly my point.. Both digital and film are markets to cater.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
I donīt know Canon. Nikon still fabricates a film...

I donīt know Canon. Nikon still fabricates a film camera.. the F6. Itīs an expensive camera. They could trickle it down to a 1k film model. I donīt know if they will..
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
I didnīt want to sound too optimistic.:D

I didnīt want to sound too optimistic.:D
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2019
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Posted By colker
The Rollei 35 is a high end zone focus camera....

The Rollei 35 is a high end zone focus camera. There isnīt a more niche concept.. It sold well proving its worth investing in high concept cameras.. just like a film camera nowadays would be.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
Never shot the FE. Have one that was given me...

Never shot the FE. Have one that was given me broken. I did shoot a lot w/ the FM. I would leave the F3 at home and use the FM full time.

Itīs the uncomplicated camera. And light. Nikon realized...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
Replies: 396
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Posted By colker
Oh.. how many followers combined have Japan...

Oh.. how many followers combined have Japan Camera Hunter, 35mmc, Casual Photophile, Steve Huff? 10?... Now bring in Instagram: how many followers on Japan camera style, Ilford? I wonīt even mention...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Nothing will be presented. Itīs an opinion...

Nothing will be presented. Itīs an opinion forum.
I just tell it like i see it. You donīt agree? fine. If you are right no one will be posting pictures done on film in a couple years. If i am right,...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
"Canon and Nikon aren`t really niche market...

"Canon and Nikon aren`t really niche market players though are they?"

They can be both: niche and major player. Nikon keeps doing it. All big camera companies did the niche thing. The X pan is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
Overpriced is an Xpan. Cosina should restart...

Overpriced is an Xpan.

Cosina should restart selling their RFs.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
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Posted By colker
You are right.. right now i am enamored w/...

You are right.. right now i am enamored w/ rangefinders and the options are dim.

Maybe a Canon 7.

Itīs ludicrous to pay 1000 dollars for a Zeiss ZM lens when a Nikon 50mm 1.4 will cost me 150...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Awesome. Instead of paying 1500 dollars for an...

Awesome. Instead of paying 1500 dollars for an obvious Contax T2.
Congrats ..
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
The Nikon D500 has the best AF ever. Maybe their...

The Nikon D500 has the best AF ever. Maybe their film F6 is AF as well. Hope the OP finds a good solution.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
We need new rangefinders. New SLRs. Prices for...

We need new rangefinders. New SLRs. Prices for used camera gear has gone stupid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Leica prices are the kingdom of excess. I like...

Leica prices are the kingdom of excess.

I like the cameras. They exude style.. but the cult of camera gear hides mediocrity in picture taking.
If you have to talk about the bokeh then the image...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Ok. Another internet winner. I mentioned Ilford,...

Ok. Another internet winner.
I mentioned Ilford, Ferrania. There is Adox. Street pan. Rollei. KOdak is selling Ektachrome again!!! A major investment. Cinestill.

And then there is Lomo selling...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Well.. i found a good number of film camera blogs...

Well.. i found a good number of film camera blogs and Instagram users who think alongside. When i read comments and check the number of followers i make the assumption those people are interested in...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Do your research. HTP came and said of his...

Do your research. HTP came and said of his experience in Photokina. You donīt want to talk facts. You want to argue on the internet.
The writing is on the (virtual) wall. Film is expanding its...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Itīs you who is missing the point which is : film...

Itīs you who is missing the point which is : film sales are growing.

People are buying cameras to shoot film.

Most of us donīt want to trust sellers on ebay the camera is working. Most of us...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Oh yeah? Tell Ferrania and Ilford they are blind...

Oh yeah? Tell Ferrania and Ilford they are blind optimists. Tell everyone who increased their sales they are blind optimists.

I am not offended. I am LMAO. Stubborness can be funny.

People at...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Sorry. i donīt know how to reply to each...

Sorry. i donīt know how to reply to each question. Best i could do.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
How come when every single Contax T3 sells? No...

How come when every single Contax T3 sells?
No one is manufacturing a line of cameras without doing a bit of market and distribution research. I say the signs point to a sellers market.. not a...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
:D:D:D:D:D:D:DAs if every single one of you would...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:DAs if every single one of you would not have cameras ranging from 500 to 4000 dollars.
Bwahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahah!!!!

I should be annoyed but the farce is funny.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
LOL!!!!!! Film market exists only in my head.....

LOL!!!!!!
Film market exists only in my head.. because you donīt see mortar and brick shops so you can buy a can of Kodachrome.

Bwahahahahhahahahahahaha.. sure: online economy is a mirage. Because...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
I agree on Leica and always avoided anything...

I agree on Leica and always avoided anything Leica due to prices but most of all to smugness of the cult around it.
Otoh itīs truly well built stuff. BUT... Cosina Voigtlander is the real deal. By...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
:bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:I said something...

:bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:I said something entirely different.. completely different.

Hey. Film is dead. Ok? You won the internet.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Yeah... but who needs shops? Buy everything on...

Yeah... but who needs shops? Buy everything on line. Sell on line. Develop at home. Send somewhere to be developed.
The old film life is not coming back. A new workflow w/a different audience is...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Bingo. ;););)

Bingo. ;););)
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
I never said there was big money. I said itīs a...

I never said there was big money. I said itīs a niche market and today niche markets are part of the moving economy. Those markets also represent numbers.

Leica is a boutique store? Corporate...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Young consumers. Hip hop was once a niche...

Young consumers.

Hip hop was once a niche musical market.

Anything adopted by an enthusiast bunch of youngsters has a huge chance to grow and when it happens in the major cultural centers the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
I would rather pay 4k on a new Leica M or maybe...

I would rather pay 4k on a new Leica M or maybe 1.5k on a new ZI than buy a used M6.

I like NEW cameras.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Just look at Bessa and Zeiss Ikon. If their...

Just look at Bessa and Zeiss Ikon. If their prices used are higher than new, being fabricated 10yrs ago only.. then there is demand.

Leica is still selling new film Ms. According to the logic here...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Cool. :):). I am interested in those serenars as...

Cool. :):). I am interested in those serenars as well.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Denial?:D:D

Denial?:D:D
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Those 500 dollar scanners. Film is the domain...

Those 500 dollar scanners.

Film is the domain of artists and enthusiasts. Itīs not "pro" photography w/ their 50k digital hasselblads.
No one buys a Leica M 6 to shoot editorials for the NYT or...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
I always said itīs a niche product. Of course it...

I always said itīs a niche product. Of course it is.

We are living a different economy where niche is not an extravagance anymore. Itīs just another market.

We had a huge crisis in 2008. We are...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
I am talking about supply and demand. Our...

I am talking about supply and demand. Our favorite philosophy. I want another leica body. I expected to pay between 600 and 900 bucks. Itīs more like 1000 and 2000. I donīt see prices raising like...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Too bad for them. Letīs buy from someone else....

Too bad for them. Letīs buy from someone else. Leica, Cosina, Lomo..who is next?

This is not Soviet Russia. If there is a market, a company will fill it.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
We are bored with digital. Thatīs how i see it....

We are bored with digital. Thatīs how i see it. Film is being talked about, used, loved because digital stalled. I want the risk of shooting film. The risk of developing. Manual focusing. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Itīs a company and needs to make money otherwise...

Itīs a company and needs to make money otherwise everyone is fired. If they sell film is because someone is buying.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-15-2019
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Posted By colker
Yup. Itīs circumstantial. Some places, a certain...

Yup. Itīs circumstantial. Some places, a certain age bracket and film is being used.

Right where i live there is no lab. Nothing. There wonīt be... because it is what it is. Even then i am not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Yes. I would even say it comes down to film and...

Yes. I would even say it comes down to film and shooting w/ talent, vision and passion. If a picture is strong, gear disappears.
If you canīt afford a rangefinder buy a cheap slr.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
You made a comparison. I made another. My point...

You made a comparison. I made another. My point is clear.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Lighten? Me? I am light as a feather on this...

Lighten? Me? I am light as a feather on this topic. I am just using the most simple clear logic based on camera sales and prices. I am not writing long convoluted posts based on notions that have no...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
There wonīt be an endless supply of cheap...

There wonīt be an endless supply of cheap Hasselblads and Nikon F3 forever on ebay. Or cheap Mamyia MF.. wait: those mamyias 6 and 7 are expensive already.
Time to make new ones.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
So why is Ferrania releasing film? Ilford? Tri x?...

So why is Ferrania releasing film? Ilford? Tri x? Just to please a few people on a few forums? If new film is being sold then new cameras will be sold.
It wonīt be another Nikon F. It will be another...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
That is wrong. Used camera prices have been...

That is wrong. Used camera prices have been rising steadily in the last couple years. I would buy a Summicron 5 yrs ago and it was 800 dollars. I gave up on the project. Now itīs 2 times more...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Exactly. Yes.

Exactly. Yes.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Thatīs why it is worth investing in film...

Thatīs why it is worth investing in film photography,
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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As I said: film cameras are for enthusiasts....

As I said: film cameras are for enthusiasts. Professionals cannot use film on most of their jobs. Timelines and clients wonīt allow for that. Pros need the digital workflow.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
If you have numbers supporting that...

If you have numbers supporting that affirmation.. I donīt . I can only talk from knowing how the market for pro photography has operated on the last 35 years.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
Cameras build their reputation on technical...

Cameras build their reputation on technical quality. Cameras are not jewelry. Itīs not made of gold and diamonds. Jewelry is investment besides passion.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
You wonīt see Pro film cameras. You will see...

You wonīt see Pro film cameras. You will see enthusiastīs film cameras. Like Voigtlanderīs Bessa.

Pros will use digital. Deadlines now donīt allow for film processing. Art directors want to see the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Yes. Something is happening now which is very...

Yes. Something is happening now which is very different from 5yrs ago.
I have used film and labs for decades. I threw it all out (literally threw enlarger out when moving houses) because digital just...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
A few yrs ago i would be totally sceptic about...

A few yrs ago i would be totally sceptic about any film ressurgence. On the last couple months i have dug around and there is so much action, so much enthusiasm from new consummers. Itīs obvious the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Nikon can sell an FM4 quick and easy. I doubt...

Nikon can sell an FM4 quick and easy. I doubt they will bring a RF although i would like them to. Cosina can do it.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Posted By colker
Some cameras will be hybrid. Not all. It may be...

Some cameras will be hybrid. Not all. It may be better to have two bodies w/ the same lens mount just like Leica does.

The more possibilities built into one single camera, the heavier it tends to...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
You guys talk about used as if itīs steady...

You guys talk about used as if itīs steady limitless supply of Leica M2, Nikon F3 etc on ebay.. Itīs over.

A Leica m6 is selling for 2k + . Itīs going up. I would rather buy a new Leica MA or MP the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
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Posted By colker
If it keeps growing, there will be new film...

If it keeps growing, there will be new film cameras. And donīt forget Nikon.. they never forgot film.
Now i need to buy a Durst enlarger. I love those things.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Digital and film are different medias w/...

Digital and film are different medias w/ different strengths. You can look at it as a competition or survival race but i chose to to have both and chose accordingly. I am not extravagant .. itīs...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By colker
How is the ergonomics? Fast focusing? How is the...

How is the ergonomics? Fast focusing?
How is the rendering? Close to summicron and plannars or sonnar?
Does it deal well w/ flare?

I like how it renders those pastel tones. It has contrast.



I am...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
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Posted By colker
Nothing is terminal at this point. Companies...

Nothing is terminal at this point. Companies which are producing BW, Ferrania, Ilford and brands like pan street, they donīt have color films. They just do BW.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
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Posted By colker
Just look at film workflow: labs are small....

Just look at film workflow: labs are small. Either BW, C41 or E6. Itīs done by a few people in a smal place. There isnīt a big investment to have a photo lab.
Even if comercial labs shut for any...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
I will give you 50 bucks on the lot. Film has no...

I will give you 50 bucks on the lot. Film has no future.:D
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
I will give up my point if someone convinces all...

I will give up my point if someone convinces all bidders of film cameras and lenses on ebay to give up too. Do we have a deal?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Different layers of economy merged together.

Different layers of economy merged together.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2019
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Views: 1,154
Posted By colker
I want it.

I want it.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
A 3D printed film camera is just that: layers of...

A 3D printed film camera is just that: layers of technologies merged so consumers can have more fun.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
Yes! Itīs camera mythology.

Yes! Itīs camera mythology.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By colker
Can i see more pics of the lens? Beautifull...

Can i see more pics of the lens?
Beautifull portrait, Her eyes are so intense.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
There is a new economy going on alongside the old...

There is a new economy going on alongside the old big corporation. Consumers have a deeper understanding of their power and are able to turn themselves into suppliers! The upstarts or jumpstarts on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,780
Posted By colker
Bergman considered Tarkovsky in such high esteem...

Bergman considered Tarkovsky in such high esteem he decided to work for him as an assistant or co producer.
Roma is a masterpiece and i never saw a movie so close to still photography.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
If there wasnīt a resurgence of interest in film...

If there wasnīt a resurgence of interest in film you would not see the release of new emulsions and the rising prices for film cameras on eBay nor so many action on the blogosphere.

Cosina is just...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Itīs not a moral issue. Calling people yuppies...

Itīs not a moral issue. Calling people yuppies was a moral issue: right x wrong.

Yuppies thought they were affluent. They didnīt have virtual reality. Digital and virtual changed things. Radically.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Itīs like you say but itīs also like i say. Itīs...

Itīs like you say but itīs also like i say. Itīs a post industrial economy w/ so much money available to consumerism that film AND digital co exist.

I know of those iPhone movies. Whatīs even more...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
:):):) Thatīs what i have been trying to say but...

:):):)

Thatīs what i have been trying to say but didnīt have access to data. We were used to think in terms of one horizon, one market and one kind of buyer. Everything else was outdated.
Digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,780
Posted By colker
I learned so much from that film. It is still a...

I learned so much from that film. It is still a guiding light for me. It taught me that you can always do less, do it simpler and give attention to symmetry instead of drama.

The way Ozu plays...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
The more the better.

The more the better.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
Sorry but you are out of touch w/ whatīs going on...

Sorry but you are out of touch w/ whatīs going on w/ young people in highly sophisticated markets.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
All the logic and reason wonīt dictate markets....

All the logic and reason wonīt dictate markets. Nostalgia is never explained by reason and yet nostalgia can drive the masses to buy things.

Internet bubbles and nostalgia drove the success of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
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Posted By colker
I am talking something very different: a new...

I am talking something very different: a new camera w/ a competitive price. Not a museum piece.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Excellent. You just expressed in objective data...

Excellent. You just expressed in objective data what i wrote from intuition. Social media is a sensitive thermometer for public taste and change about to happen. The amount of film enthusiasm in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,780
Posted By colker
Ozu has a film about 2 young brothers who want to...

Ozu has a film about 2 young brothers who want to watch TV and rebel against their strict father.

The film is so stunning visually i left the cinema in a state of shock. I could not say what i...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2019
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,669
Posted By colker
The Nikon may even be the better lens.

The Nikon may even be the better lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,288
Posted By colker
I like the FA. Then the FE... and really like it...

I like the FA. Then the FE... and really like it w/ the motor drive MD12. Those cameras are not expensive. They break, you buy another. And they break.
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,246
Posted By colker
Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca, Mexico.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
In the long term, the Contax regained its value....

In the long term, the Contax regained its value. You did a good trade. It was undervalued. I believe those Xpan prices will fall eventually.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
If you buy a Rollei TLR, Hasselblad or Leica,...

If you buy a Rollei TLR, Hasselblad or Leica, you are getting cameras that last longer than a Nikon FM. I have a Leica III here which was neglected for 50 yrs. I cleaned it and everything is...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
I rationalize this thing in terms of original...

I rationalize this thing in terms of original msrp. Cameras used to be priced based on their build quality and complexity. A Hasselblad 500 C or CM was very expensive due to itīs made in Sweden...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
I have a nice bridge to sell you... Itīs good...

I have a nice bridge to sell you... Itīs good value. You want it. I am sure you will be happy w/ it and thatīs all that matters: how you feel about it.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Every time i call on cameraīs silly prices i get:...

Every time i call on cameraīs silly prices i get: supply and demand... as if itīs the law gravity.
Supply is easily manipulated.

There are artificially inflated prices in every market w/ investors...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
SLRs are not being sold at 2k on eBay. Zeiss Ikon...

SLRs are not being sold at 2k on eBay. Zeiss Ikon ZM is. Both Bessa and ZI are being sold for more than when released.
Nikon F3s street value is 500 dollars? Less?
A Leica M6 is costing 2x more then...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,112
Posted By colker
Western model 100

Western model 100
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
Bessas and the ZI ZM keep selling. A Zeiss Ikon...

Bessas and the ZI ZM keep selling. A Zeiss Ikon which is a new camera sells for 1.8k. Bessas are new. NOt a 40 yr old camera.

Itīs the RF camera. NOt the SLR.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
All i am saying is: Cosina did it. The giants,...

All i am saying is: Cosina did it. The giants, Fuji, Nikon and Canon, are ignoring this new albeit small market. If it keeps growing, someone will make a move.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
I believe a new design could work. NOt a remake...

I believe a new design could work. NOt a remake of a classic to compete w/ the old cameras still being sold. Remakes are way more expensive.

Cosina did it. Cosina keeps releasing new lenses without...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Fuji experimented w/ nostalgia when designing...

Fuji experimented w/ nostalgia when designing their X line and it worked.


Cosina experimented w/ RF lenses and it is working.



Itīs not about RFF or me or a couple other old people. itīs about a...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
Nope. There is a new generation of film users. ...

Nope. There is a new generation of film users.

Itīs not opinon or wishes. Just check the prices of film cameras now and compare to 3 or 4 yrs ago.
The scene has changed.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
A VF that flares? I donīt like the M6 for...

A VF that flares?



I donīt like the M6 for other minor reasons but a vf which does not perform as well as other leicas is wrong.
So you pay 1.6k for an M6 and still have to upgrade the VF.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
Exactly. if i really want a new film Leica i can...

Exactly. if i really want a new film Leica i can buy a new film Leica. Thatīs awesome. It costs 2k more than a used M6. 2k can be a lot of money and i respect anyone who cannot afford a 4.5k camera...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Nikon still sells the F6... they still have film...

Nikon still sells the F6... they still have film advance levers and sprockets in the warehouse.
Film did not go away.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
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Posted By colker
As long as itīs a manual focus line of lenses i...

As long as itīs a manual focus line of lenses i am in.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
No but the MP vf is offered as an upgrade to the...

No but the MP vf is offered as an upgrade to the poor working vf of the M6.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
I am talking about something a bit different from...

I am talking about something a bit different from what they did. It would not be a de luxe reenactment but a new camera like a Zeiss Ikon ZM. Something that fits like an FM 3 in the hierarchy. An FM3...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Based on the word of guys who CLA Leicas. Based...

Based on the word of guys who CLA Leicas. Based on ugly chrome, silly logos, zinc instead of brass and crappy VFs which flare, unnacceptable in my standards.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
If you want a Nikon SLR get the F6! Anyone...

If you want a Nikon SLR get the F6!

Anyone wanting a film slr should buy the F6.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Leica M6 prices are closing on 2k. Those cameras...

Leica M6 prices are closing on 2k. Those cameras are 20 yrs old. 4k for a new camera does not sound that foolish anymore. Not to mention all the VF flare problems and cheaper construction on M6. IMO...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By colker
I am all for cameras like the Bessa. I have been...

I am all for cameras like the Bessa. I have been following film photography on instagram and camera fashionism around Leica M6s and Xpan is nauseating. A camera is a machine not a glamour gadget...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Leica deals in the luxury market. NIkon sells...

Leica deals in the luxury market.

NIkon sells practical tools. I want Nikon to sell us something in the 1k price range for camera body! And lenses in the $600 range... W/ nikon pro quality. :):):)
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
What if itīs a new camera like the Zeiss Ikon???...

What if itīs a new camera like the Zeiss Ikon??? oooh la la.

What if Canon becomes jealous and wants to party as well? Canon and Nikon have tons of experience w/ rangefinders.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
If film users keep making noise and if RF fans...

If film users keep making noise and if RF fans keep making noise Nikon may be tempted to join the party.

Suppose they come up w/ something along Bessa and ZI prices.

Now that would be an...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,670
Posted By colker
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
The photo blogs sing hymm and praise to the...

The photo blogs sing hymm and praise to the Rollei 2.8f. This is the camera that is expensive. Sure.. itīs lens is faster, bokeh is better.
The legendary Rollei was the 3.5 though. Because when you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
Cameras which are seeing rising prices are not...

Cameras which are seeing rising prices are not the legendary professional workhorses. Hassselblads, Pentax 67s, Nikon F4/5/6 are reasonable. Even the Rollei 3.5 which was the legendary professional...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By colker
Have you tried contacting Nikon? I would ask...

Have you tried contacting Nikon? I would ask their take before any of the extreme measures described in this thread.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
Next in line is the M5. Itīs a shooterīs...

Next in line is the M5. Itīs a shooterīs camera.. not a gadget so a lot of them are well used. The M5 also does not play well w/ camera fashionism. ownership implies actual shooting instead of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
Hasselblad is still cheap. Not the Xpan but the...

Hasselblad is still cheap. Not the Xpan but the 500 cm and its lenses are still very cheap compared to original prices.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
I believe you. I bet the ZI AE function, VF,...

I believe you. I bet the ZI AE function, VF, film change .. are better than on the M7.

Otoh build quality on Leica is better. Feel from the camera is special.

At those prices for ZI or M6 i would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
I am not going anywhere. Pay whatever is asked....

I am not going anywhere. Pay whatever is asked. "Supply and demand" whatever. Stupid prices are stupid prices no matter how you dress it.
I donīt believe in in magic cameras. Iīve been around and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 1,014
Views: 368,170
Posted By colker
excellent composition

excellent composition
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
ZI RF prices are ridiculous.

ZI RF prices are ridiculous.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
I have an FM and an FE. Both failed beyond repair.

I have an FM and an FE. Both failed beyond repair.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By colker
The M6 is my least favourite M so i donīt get it...

The M6 is my least favourite M so i donīt get it and i donīt care.

Any other M is more interesting to me. So keep inflating its prices and leave alone the ones i like. Thank you supply and demand.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By colker
I have that trouble on a FM and a FE...

I have that trouble on a FM and a FE...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By colker
Xerox machine.

Xerox machine.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By colker
number 2 is right in every way

number 2 is right in every way
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By colker
Due to not using the shutter for a long time.

Due to not using the shutter for a long time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By colker
Imperfection is perfection. I like that imperfect...

Imperfection is perfection. I like that imperfect frame. Itīs a plus in my scheme of things. It will look cool when enlarged on BW paper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,802
Posted By colker
All 35mm cameras should have their rewind cranks...

All 35mm cameras should have their rewind cranks at the bottom. It frees the top from too much information.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By colker
The mask is the cameraīs signature. Yours is...

The mask is the cameraīs signature. Yours is signed this way. I understand and kind of admire extreme cases of ocd where frame borders would drive anyone crazy. Any company that charges Leica prices...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By colker
Frame looks bigger than on my nikons.

Frame looks bigger than on my nikons.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By colker
Do you have a grip on that Pentax? The grip...

Do you have a grip on that Pentax? The grip completely transforms the camera and makes it wonderfull to use handheld. Even at very slow speeds. I shot Pentax 67 for a decade and love the camera....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
No pain no gain. You like the lens. Now tame the...

No pain no gain. You like the lens. Now tame the beast.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By colker
I would send it to a tech and eat the bill if...

I would send it to a tech and eat the bill if everything else is working and looking good.

All my nikons have jammed shutters. FM FE.. They all jam if unused for a long time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,417
Posted By colker
I find the Rollei TLR a quintessential camera....

I find the Rollei TLR a quintessential camera.

Itīs perfect and i am not even talking about the optics. Most cameras have excellent optics. Itīs the design, the concept:

Itīs a light, small...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,464
Posted By colker
I have never even seen those lenses and i have...

I have never even seen those lenses and i have been looking at Nikon for decades.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,464
Posted By colker
Nikkormat has a vertical metal shutter while the...

Nikkormat has a vertical metal shutter while the F has a horizontal cloth shutter. Thatīs the reason why..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 13,156
Posted By colker
It does not bother me the least. As long as...

It does not bother me the least.

As long as there is no barrel or pincushion distortion i am happy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 13,156
Posted By colker
a crown of shinning lights Is that coma: thne...

a crown of shinning lights
Is that coma: thne oval rendering instead of circular? No big deal.
MOre important is keeping contrast in the low lights.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 13,156
Posted By colker
Whatīs Coma?

Whatīs Coma?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By colker
I would go w/ the 1.4. Slower lenses are usually...

I would go w/ the 1.4. Slower lenses are usually sharper, have less distortion not to mention lighter weight and smaller size.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,173
Posted By colker
I agree on this. The more the camera needs you,...

I agree on this. The more the camera needs you, the sharper you become.

Itīs hard to explain why. Once I read a great studio photographer saying he prefers to advance his fim manually so he can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 2,132
Views: 598,173
Posted By colker
These Barnacks make M Leicas look lame. They are...

These Barnacks make M Leicas look lame.
They are so pretty. So cool. My II looks like a Jules Verne creature... something out of a submarine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,464
Posted By colker
which ones are rare? Suppose all these are...

which ones are rare?

Suppose all these are common
I had non AI

135/2.8
85/1.8
200/4.0
50/1.4
55mm/2.8
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By colker
great shot

great shot
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,633
Posted By colker
A 6mp sensor is a bit limited.

A 6mp sensor is a bit limited.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
Now you are talking. First thing i would find a...

Now you are talking. First thing i would find a tech around you.. And calibrate everything.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
Manual focus is awesome.

Manual focus is awesome.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
Beautifull picture. Calibrate your camera and...

Beautifull picture.
Calibrate your camera and lens.

Learn your way around focus shift.. this picture is worth a thousand threads.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
It īs called a rangefinder forum. We are...

It īs called a rangefinder forum. We are outdated.
Outdated is fun. Itīs good. It makes great pictures.
We calibrate lens and cameras. We love it.
We nail focus.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
There is nothing to solve. Itīs just a learning...

There is nothing to solve. Itīs just a learning curve.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
If you are shooting landscapes, architecture and...

If you are shooting landscapes, architecture and objects then a Plannar or Heliar could do a better job. Those are not very expensive lens and you could add to your basic equipment.

My advice is get...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By colker
Aaaahh the internet: "I am trying to fix a Canon....

Aaaahh the internet:
"I am trying to fix a Canon. Please help.."
"I have a Nikon. itīs much better"


Does a Jupiter have the T coating? The famous Zeiss 3D pop? No?



Why gloat about another lens...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By colker
All those models you listed went nowhere and...

All those models you listed went nowhere and didnīt leave a trace.
The Mamyia cameras which lasted and had an impact in the photographic community worldwide were medium format.
If you remember any...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,410
Posted By colker
The second pic is 3D!!!

The second pic is 3D!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By colker
It wonīt work as well on a Leica since the frames...

It wonīt work as well on a Leica since the frames move significantly while correcting for parallax.


I am not so optimistic about fixing my rf patch. Unless it goes to England.. and i donīt like...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,213
Posted By colker
"Full frame sensor" and "cost less" should not be...

"Full frame sensor" and "cost less" should not be in the same paragraph.

Full frame goes well w/ full wallet.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By colker
Yes. Hasselblad and Rollei had an agreement for...

Yes. Hasselblad and Rollei had an agreement for a while not to step on each otherīs toes. I believe it was a strategy at the time in Europe instead of copying your competitors into oblivion offering...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,721
Posted By colker
A 300 dollar M10...

A 300 dollar M10...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,417
Posted By colker
Hasselblads went obscenely cheap a while ago. ...

Hasselblads went obscenely cheap a while ago. Now it recovers some of its dignity but not in Leica league.
I remember paying serious money on 3 Softars when i had the system.

Yes: the stove pipe...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,213
Posted By colker
It will click or not over the counter. Hold it,...

It will click or not over the counter. Hold it, press to your face, shoot. Three times. You either feel the love or donīt.
You may dislike it in 6 months which i highly doubt.
If you have the cash,...
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