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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,247
Posted By fotomeow
I bought my 50mm SMC Tak specifically for its...

I bought my 50mm SMC Tak specifically for its color rendition, but I see her that the BW turns out quite well also
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,827
Posted By fotomeow
As Eric stated, the M5 was a commercial failure,...

As Eric stated, the M5 was a commercial failure, not a technical one.
Iím sure one could find a list of well known photographers who used the M5 in their work.

M5 better for longer lenses due to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-04-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,003
Posted By fotomeow
Or grow a pair and fight back ... but letís...

Or grow a pair and fight back ...

but letís also be clear about the predatorial behavior, it is multilayered and similar with Weinstein and Richardson:

. Both Harvey and Terry employed young...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,302
Posted By fotomeow
Truly exceptional shots: there is a book in...

Truly exceptional shots: there is a book in there, you know?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By fotomeow
All good suggestions, and I understand why you...

All good suggestions, and I understand why you want to takethe Mamiya 7:
To capture the gorgeous freakin’ landscapes, among other subjects, but particularly Patagonia.

But If you are definitely...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,821
Posted By fotomeow
I use Craigís too, others may be surprised how...

I use Craigís too, others may be surprised how easy it is and safe if you are careful. I meet buyers at the bank for safety (a zillion cameras there), collect the $ from the buyer, and put it...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,448
Posted By fotomeow
Canon film camera, the Rebel X ... I’ve heard it...

Canon film camera, the Rebel X ... I’ve heard it quoted as the best selling camera of all time, not just for Canon, but all time, but maybe they were ncluding the Digital Rebel sales.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,821
Posted By fotomeow
Of course they do. I donít know any companies...

Of course they do. I donít know any companies anymore that have integrity and treat customers fairly. Not sure why anyone would think otherwise.

This has been the trend the last 40 years in the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By fotomeow
I agree, this dedicated Zeiss lens for the Sony...

I agree, this dedicated Zeiss lens for the Sony cams is the best of the bunch to meet your criteria ... except the price. Look for a used one, and you will never look back.

Alternatively, for more...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-29-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,363
Posted By fotomeow
Ya Tim, at best they are cowards in my book. They...

Ya Tim, at best they are cowards in my book. They manipulate customers for money while concurrently touting their aristocratic “pedigree” and “legacy”.

The other issue is that all corporations do...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By fotomeow
I’d do it if I was 20 years younger ... there...

I’d do it if I was 20 years younger ... there will always be a need for it
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,810
Posted By fotomeow
My fave is the Canon 2.8. If the OP is referring...

My fave is the Canon 2.8. If the OP is referring to the Serenar from the 60’s, I can corroborate what others say about it being at least medium contrast, but lower color saturation. And it is quite...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,810
Posted By fotomeow
Agreed. Iíve never owned the lens myself but...

Agreed. Iíve never owned the lens myself but Iíve seen the results on the web (quite good) and itís got a hell of the following on the web
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-23-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,759
Posted By fotomeow
Thanks Steve, but that is what I mean by...

Thanks Steve, but that is what I mean by “prehistoric”.
So after you post the url here, then in the future reorganize your albums in Flickr, SmuMug, etc, the pic in the RFF thread is erased. So what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2017
Replies: 443
Views: 51,417
Posted By fotomeow
“Not Stoked” LMAO.

“Not Stoked”
LMAO.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,626
Posted By fotomeow
Mike that first pic of the different tree leaves...

Mike that first pic of the different tree leaves (maple?) with pond in back is phenomenal.
It really brings out the oof qualities of the lens at different distances .... well done.

And if you are...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,626
Posted By fotomeow
Keith I would guess you are talking about f1.4...

Keith I would guess you are talking about f1.4 Nokton, right?
... and if so, I would agree.


The oof this new 40/1.2 is pretty exceptional just from what Iím seeing on a digital interface.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,295
Posted By fotomeow
You are correct about the LH8, my mistake, thanks...

You are correct about the LH8, my mistake, thanks for pointing that out. I was led to believe it was a plastic POS by the treachery of my own mind.

You see, the problem was that earlier today,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,295
Posted By fotomeow
... and the fact that many of us leave a hood on...

... and the fact that many of us leave a hood on all the time to protect the lens, b/c we donít put filters over our front lens, .... and/or donít like putting caps on, taking caps off, putting caps...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,295
Posted By fotomeow
I'm hearing a few different things about the...

I'm hearing a few different things about the hood;

. that it would be nice if a hood were included, but does not guarantee that it is a decent quality hood, and you might want to replace it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,295
Posted By fotomeow
"Technically a grail lens". After shooting, and...

"Technically a grail lens". After shooting, and I'm not tying to be a smart-ass, but is this a "grail lens non-technically" as well?

How do you find the non-technical subjective qualities?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-02-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,759
Posted By fotomeow
Hey Steve, "darthfeeble" .... remember you sold...

Hey Steve, "darthfeeble" .... remember you sold me your RD1s off the side of the highway about 2009???

Still working great though I'm not shooting as much as I used to.

The Alignment is off, as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,404
Posted By fotomeow
You are right Shawn, what I meant was that I...

You are right Shawn, what I meant was that I can't use those old primes as Full Frame, which I much prefer, b/c of the 1.5x crop factor.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-08-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,404
Posted By fotomeow
Above, PKR offered a link to a photojournalist...

Above, PKR offered a link to a photojournalist that uses the 1" sony sensor cam (along with his M9/Monochrome). His photos are amazing, encourage viewing, especially the 6 minute youtube video of his...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,279
Posted By fotomeow
And Wim Wenders walking around town with his...

And Wim Wenders walking around town with his camera.....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2017
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,637
Posted By fotomeow
There is just something special about the pairing...

There is just something special about the pairing of the RD1 and the Biogon 28/2.8 ... the tonality of color in particular, and the overall lighting.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2017
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,637
Posted By fotomeow
Wow, the texture there is amazing .....

Wow, the texture there is amazing .....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,495
Posted By fotomeow
Well, that is a critical piece of info. NO...

Well, that is a critical piece of info. NO wonder the people who own and love this lens are often shooting BW with it, particularly film, with impressive results. But I may speculate that the modern...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-17-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,022
Posted By fotomeow
so subjective, but the medium format Pentax 67...

so subjective, but the medium format Pentax 67 has ALWAYS caught my attention with its images

... even though I haven't owned one. Even an average fotog wouldn't have much trouble shooting some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2017
Replies: 601
Views: 51,191
Posted By fotomeow
Who says Sasquatch doesn't exist?

Who says Sasquatch doesn't exist?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,042
Posted By fotomeow
OK, I'll be the nay-sayer: Not worth it....

OK, I'll be the nay-sayer: Not worth it.

Depends what you are looking for. the Pre-Asph has a 0ne of a kind character you won't get elsewhere.

The latest Asph version is sharper in the corners? I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,680
Posted By fotomeow
Yes it makes sense, cuz we love that sharp f1.4...

Yes it makes sense, cuz we love that sharp f1.4 to control the in and out of focus planes.
But it all depends on how fat the wallet is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 33,896
Posted By fotomeow
The 15/4.5 v1 was the first CV lens I bought in...

The 15/4.5 v1 was the first CV lens I bought in 2004 and still have it. should say something.
Now, I 've got the 21/4, and for $350, this value is unbeatable: used on film and digital, especially...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By fotomeow
Thx for sharing Tuna. the pic just oozes...

Thx for sharing Tuna.
the pic just oozes naturalness and comfort in terms of sharpness/color/contrast
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By fotomeow
I like the expansiveness of this shot, it does...

I like the expansiveness of this shot, it does not just appear like a private family vacation. It could also be the beaches of Greece or Italy with refugees who just landed from N. Africa, looking...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By fotomeow
Lenny Kravitz? even more reason not to buy it

Lenny Kravitz? even more reason not to buy it
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-03-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By fotomeow
When I had the v3, I dont recall the tab being an...

When I had the v3, I dont recall the tab being an issue. Perhaps it depends how big your fingers are.
The v3, in my experience is just a bit more contrasty than the v2. This may also give the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By fotomeow
Huss, thx for the pics of the cameras as well as...

Huss, thx for the pics of the cameras as well as the prints,
It helps those of us looking to pick up such a camera
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-06-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,022
Posted By fotomeow
The long answer is that the 3D effect has to do...

The long answer is that the 3D effect has to do with many things other than the glass you are using, composition, DoF, perspective, lighting, blah blah blah, computer monitor, printing paper, blah...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-24-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By fotomeow
"Coffin available - only used once by little old...

"Coffin available - only used once by little old lady. Body is straight, but needs paint job".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,592
Posted By fotomeow
1. I agree with the camera suggestions- many to...

1. I agree with the camera suggestions- many to choose from - recommend searching prior RFF threads on this topic (there are many), but you MUST search via google for best results due to the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,107
Posted By fotomeow
Meat Robot, 1. shoot whatever the h*ll you want &...

Meat Robot,
1. shoot whatever the h*ll you want & dont second-guess yourself: dont let the idea that most things have already been photographed hinder you from following your own passion and personal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2015
Replies: 257
Views: 54,604
Posted By fotomeow
Said that I would prefer the M, but I do have...

Said that I would prefer the M, but I do have LTM, which I prefer over the M in particular uses: e.g., wide-angle, non-focus, Sunny 16 with wide latitude film
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 9,418
Posted By fotomeow
Just wanted to update this old thread and ask:...

Just wanted to update this old thread and ask: which iPhone light meter Apps are currently working well for people?

Eg.: pocket light meter?
Photo meter pro?
Luxi light meter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-24-2014
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,587
Posted By fotomeow
nice shot w/focus on the q-ball, and nice wit!

nice shot w/focus on the q-ball, and nice wit!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By fotomeow
Unfortunately it depend on what mood i'm in, but...

Unfortunately it depend on what mood i'm in, but I am better these days at "practicing restraint", and choose my battles more wisely, and less frequently.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-21-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,618
Posted By fotomeow
You are absolutely right. Lets get this...

You are absolutely right. Lets get this grassroots thing going. We are WAY TOO DEPENDENT on corporations
to make all our crap for us, then bitch and moan all day on forums b/c "they aren't doing it...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 9,810
Posted By fotomeow
yep, used to have one, nice little simple and...

yep, used to have one, nice little simple and sweet cameras!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By fotomeow
Interesting: its also got a built-in 3 stop ND...

Interesting: its also got a built-in 3 stop ND filter
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,618
Posted By fotomeow
Agreed.... So cool, but where is the memory...

Agreed.... So cool, but where is the memory card?
Or just have limited built-in memory?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,070
Posted By fotomeow
Agreed, and From a psychological perspective:...

Agreed, and From a psychological perspective: it's built into our physiology, and our brains/central nervous system respond more readily to brighter/shinier objects via a subconscious/unconscious...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2014
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,198
Posted By fotomeow
Love that meter! ha! ..... .like a 3rd eye ........

Love that meter! ha! ..... .like a 3rd eye ..... like a huge zit .......... like a 2nd lens ..... like a _______________ !
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2014
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
CV Spirit finder ..... with only about 10% of the...

CV Spirit finder ..... with only about 10% of the fluid left in the bubble, so it was useless. Sent back to seller ........ and they never offered to fix or return.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,303
Posted By fotomeow
screws? .... kidneys? .... buffers?. All I want...

screws? .... kidneys? .... buffers?. All I want to know is if this MP is any more quiet than the klunkety-klunk-klunk of the prior models ...... then I would consider the buy. O/w, ridiculous.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 6,625
Posted By fotomeow
Sure, these things happen, but Leica cannot,...

Sure, these things happen, but Leica cannot, based on their recent history in general, but relied upon to be generous. Their bottom line is $$$, like 99% of businesses out there. If they are offering...
Forum: Travel 08-19-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,532
Posted By fotomeow
if you dont take the li'l CV 21mm, you'll be...

if you dont take the li'l CV 21mm, you'll be kicking yourself for 90 days ......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By fotomeow
And similarly ..... the CV 15/4.5 -- pretty...

And similarly ..... the CV 15/4.5 -- pretty extensive vignetting
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,162
Posted By fotomeow
well, it helps to know if it is analog or digital...

well, it helps to know if it is analog or digital and/or what "film" is used.
So, EP1 with non_Leica LTM ..... hhhhhhmmmmm .... I'll gander a guess of a Zeiss Sonnar Jena (?)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,996
Posted By fotomeow
They are "different", not only the analog rig,...

They are "different", not only the analog rig, but the "off" moments of the wedding - natural, unposed, maybe even a little awkward at times - but I like that, I'm a truth seeker, and most valuable...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,939
Posted By fotomeow
Completely Different animals - both physically...

Completely Different animals - both physically and IQ rendition - but both excellent in their own regards and uses.
-of course with the Mamiya - you have different lens choices, rather than fixed
-...
Forum: Other RF 08-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,290
Posted By fotomeow
I like the color shots of the beach the best - I...

I like the color shots of the beach the best - I do like some of those "muted" color tones as well -a beautiful vintage/ethereal rendition.

Raid- the purple tint may just be due to the M8, which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2014
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
Certainly a luxury item: a used CV Spirit bubble,...

Certainly a luxury item: a used CV Spirit bubble, ....
And I finally got my 35 Lux Pre CLA'ed after 1year of non-use, so I finally get to use it again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,114
Posted By fotomeow
Steve, I will search for these apps, but do you...

Steve,
I will search for these apps, but do you have any you might recommend?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,610
Posted By fotomeow
M6 is a great choice -it was my first...

M6 is a great choice -it was my first interchangeable lens RF as well (the 0.72x).

The lens you want - may also depend on if you wear glasses or not;
I wear glasses, which makes it more difficult...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,114
Posted By fotomeow
I would agree with this post, BUT only if the...

I would agree with this post, BUT only if the shooter has learned how to shoot without a meter and still get ACCURATE exposure. This learning process can be expensive (film/development/photos, etc)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2014
Replies: 464
Views: 95,348
Posted By fotomeow
so pretty ...... so grey ........ so ...........

so pretty ...... so grey ........ so ........ Erik Van Straten ........
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By fotomeow
I would have to agree. Its like buying an old...

I would have to agree.
Its like buying an old car, its a risk. If you are a mechanic willing to put some elbow grease into it, or to pay for a full overhaul, then go for it.
If you want to avoid...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By fotomeow
Thanks for sharing your fotos: I like the...

Thanks for sharing your fotos:

I like the overall grainy look - pretty good for digital. The f71 clearly helps with increased focus and lack of distortion. Though, at the same time, it looks so well...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2014
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,095
Posted By fotomeow
HSA 21/3.4: What's not to like??!! Nice images I...

HSA 21/3.4: What's not to like??!! Nice images
I love these threads resurrected from5 years prior
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2014
Replies: 1,661
Views: 424,153
Posted By fotomeow
great fotos. When I need a little inspiration, I...

great fotos. When I need a little inspiration, I like to tune in to this thread. The P67 creates in-focus and OOF images like none other than I've seen.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,230
Posted By fotomeow
Good question, but I wouldn't overthink it too...

Good question, but I wouldn't overthink it too much.
1. Stick with BW if that is what you like and have lots of experience with
2. Will the project look better in BW or color?
IMO, considering #1, &...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2014
Replies: 7,411
Views: 3,778,498
Posted By fotomeow
Latest iteration of my M7 0.58 with Leica SA...

Latest iteration of my M7 0.58 with Leica SA 21/3.4 & Contax 21mm VF (the best 21mm VF IMO short of the $500 Leica finders)

/Users/garygraber/Pictures/Aperture Library...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2014
Replies: 822
Views: 139,799
Posted By fotomeow
Nice machine there Sug, i had a fixed gear when I...

Nice machine there Sug, i had a fixed gear when I was in SF, it was fun, but also punishment on the hills! a 2 or 3 gear is much more reasonable ......
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-23-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 86,712
Posted By fotomeow
My fave has been the R4a wide-angle with built in...

My fave has been the R4a wide-angle with built in bright lines and RF down to 21mm! no extra VFs needed.
(BTW- one available in the classifieds, and full disclosure: its mine!. I could only top the...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-15-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 111,448
Posted By fotomeow
1995- Canon Rebel kit, one of the best selling...

1995- Canon Rebel kit, one of the best selling SLRs of all time (?!)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,581
Posted By fotomeow
the 15 LTM is part of my standard travel pack,...

the 15 LTM is part of my standard travel pack, but not for your average "tourist" shots. I find it indispensable to capture people and things in homes/rooms/buildings, or anything with tight corners....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 11,660
Posted By fotomeow
I like to shoot in B&W, and am not a...

I like to shoot in B&W, and am not a post-production pro, so I shoot RAW + JPEGs in monochrome. This is the only way to review the image immediately after taking the shot in B&W, to judge the tonal...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-22-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 9,502
Posted By fotomeow
Great Doc, and I love the concept of...

Great Doc, and I love the concept of "discovering" great photos from unknown folks. In particular, her style is uncannily similar to Diane Arbus ....... but Vivian was shooting BEFORE Arbus, and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-19-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 18,866
Posted By fotomeow
1. I bought my RD1s used about 6 years ago from a...

1. I bought my RD1s used about 6 years ago from a guy who had it serviced at Steve's Camera - he was pleased with their service.

2. RD1s is my favorite camera, period. most unique and fun to...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,452
Posted By fotomeow
Yes, Cuba is a living library. And I also find...

Yes, Cuba is a living library. And I also find this to be the case with any other country that has a strong cultural history mixed with colonial influences which has been preserved to some degree:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By fotomeow
Wow, those are loaded questions topics of...

Wow, those are loaded questions topics of graduate study thesis projects! I think one of the basic aspects is that our our assumptions about photos has changed. With the advent of digital...
Forum: Travel 02-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By fotomeow
Your plan sounds good. You've jumped the first...

Your plan sounds good. You've jumped the first hurdle -that your wife will make the compulsory documentary shots.

My 2 cents: just make sure you shoot enough rolls with the Ikonta to master it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2014
Replies: 5,552
Views: 953,198
Posted By fotomeow
San Cristobal --- gorgeous mountain town (6k feet...

San Cristobal --- gorgeous mountain town (6k feet high) in South Mexico -Chiapas region. Delicious, sweet Central American coffee - but American prices! the only "high end" cafe in town. they roast...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By fotomeow
Thanks for posting some shots. Anyone have an...

Thanks for posting some shots. Anyone have an opinion about this lens performance/characteristics?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,865
Posted By fotomeow
7 years later .... bumping this thread. I...

7 years later .... bumping this thread. I researching this waist level finder and came across
this old thread. Pretty interesting device ... if you are a camera accoutrement geek like me.


This is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 15,038
Posted By fotomeow
hey, what is the silver wand-like thing? a taser?

hey, what is the silver wand-like thing? a taser?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2013
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
nice Horizon ........ for me, from Calumet: a...

nice Horizon ........ for me,
from Calumet: a Tamrac transmitter/receiver pair (very small) for wireless remote triggering. I want to start using more strategically located light sources off camera....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By fotomeow
good points. And the detective inside me now...

good points. And the detective inside me now wants to know if the "smoke" could've been a trick to the eye and actually be steam-like, or dust?
I was thinking of what one's breath looks like in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By fotomeow
smoking? never heard of it. Didnt even think this...

smoking? never heard of it. Didnt even think this would be possible in the UK!
Very interesting, good thing someone didnt pull out a fire extinguisher and douse it in flame-retardent. Yes, I am...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By fotomeow
beautiful pics, can I ask what equipment you are...

beautiful pics, can I ask what equipment you are using?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-24-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 20,700
Posted By fotomeow
only a few, but they have to be special

only a few, but they have to be special
Forum: RFF Polls 02-24-2013
Replies: 209
Views: 29,317
Posted By fotomeow
none of the above

none of the above
Forum: RFF Polls 02-24-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,501
Posted By fotomeow
+1. I always keep them for a couple additional...

+1. I always keep them for a couple additional reasons.
1-I like personally like "complete" packages for my cameras, stereos, etc.
2- those who save the box and paperwork tend to "respect" the...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,096
Posted By fotomeow
thats right Steve (Steve sold me his first RD1s,...

thats right Steve (Steve sold me his first RD1s, then had to buy another!).

Ad an advance lever? hell ya, but the main reason for me to do so would be b/c of the noisy, moment-busting cranking of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 9,721
Posted By fotomeow
i have the 28/2.8 version Serenar. Its a keeper...

i have the 28/2.8 version Serenar. Its a keeper for sure: has a classic 60s look that I love. That said, I dont buy lenses b/c they are "sharp". I buy them for character. this one not only has...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-18-2013
Replies: 206
Views: 291,363
Posted By fotomeow
thats hilarious. But you know, Fred Flintstone...

thats hilarious. But you know, Fred Flintstone has you beat.
try riding a dinosaur to work, or using a noisy bird as a door bell.

however, to expound on my voting: i have 2 Leica IIIs, a 1970s/80s...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,904
Posted By fotomeow
Cool. does it say "Polizei" anywhere on the...

Cool. does it say "Polizei" anywhere on the camera?
Forum: Other RF 02-16-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 7,656
Posted By fotomeow
Invariably, it is the SEIKO-EPSON RD1s

Invariably, it is the SEIKO-EPSON RD1s
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
Posted By fotomeow
You caught some fun shots there. Surprised that...

You caught some fun shots there. Surprised that the blacks came out that dark on the M6TTL-Tri-X combo, but it was a sunny contrasty day. Which lens' did you use on those fotos?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2013
Replies: 1,035
Views: 259,985
Posted By fotomeow
.... about 5 different VFs in the 21/24/25/28mm...

.... about 5 different VFs in the 21/24/25/28mm range ... have to try them all out and return the ones that dont work for me ... and I will then picture and post a comparison on RFF.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,578
Posted By fotomeow
thanks for posting the pics ... is the aperture...

thanks for posting the pics ... is the aperture "wide open" on each?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,312
Posted By fotomeow
DAG charges $22, I've got one on order.

DAG charges $22, I've got one on order.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,065
Posted By fotomeow
yeah for the Digilux! I have a Digilux 2 that I...

yeah for the Digilux! I have a Digilux 2 that I now use more than the Canon s70 that I posted previously.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2013
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,996
Posted By fotomeow
Nice .... looks like Union Square, SF.

Nice .... looks like Union Square, SF.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,221
Posted By fotomeow
+ for the 90/4 Elmar LTM. Incredible mid-tones,...

+ for the 90/4 Elmar LTM. Incredible mid-tones, great OOF.
its such a good affordable lens that I also bought one in M-mount.


that said, the Canon 100/3.5 is probably a good choice as well. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,173
Posted By fotomeow
Good point. I dont want to be a walking corporate...

Good point. I dont want to be a walking corporate billboard either!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,892
Posted By fotomeow
The LTM bodies I have (IIIa & IIIf) are so small...

The LTM bodies I have (IIIa & IIIf) are so small and light, they are unbeatable in some respects. Talk about a pocketable camera with options. Just have to learn how to use a small Gossen 6 light...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,173
Posted By fotomeow
Don't pick a fight with dentists dude! Remember,...

Don't pick a fight with dentists dude!
Remember, they are the ones who poke around in your mouth!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2013
Replies: 157
Views: 12,065
Posted By fotomeow
no, I dont. But if I did, I would only want a...

no, I dont.

But if I did, I would only want a FF to use vintage lenses at their intended focal length

That said, I would probably pick up a used Canon 5D MkII or a
new Nikon d600.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,064
Posted By fotomeow
I would not. Only b/c the MM apparently has the...

I would not. Only b/c the MM apparently has the M8/M9 shutter recocking that is LOUD as H*LL. But if the MM had the apparently newer and quieter shutter recocking as in the M-E and M240, then I may...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 22,131
Posted By fotomeow
thanks for posting these pics here and on Flickr....

thanks for posting these pics here and on Flickr. Results look very promising with some interesting quirks.

Has anyone tried this out on an RD1s?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 15,733
Posted By fotomeow
I emailed him and didnt hear back for two weeks...

I emailed him and didnt hear back for two weeks until recently.
He apologized and said my mail had gone into his spam box.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,015
Posted By fotomeow
sounds like shrink-wrapping may be standard...

sounds like shrink-wrapping may be standard practice for collectibles.

However, I would wonder if the shrink-wrapping would not only seal moisture out, but seal moisture inside --> bad for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
gear and chemicals for home film development....

gear and chemicals for home film development. I
am done with poor store development and send-away
development. Just need a scanner now.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By fotomeow
not sure where you are going in Burma, but I...

not sure where you are going in Burma, but I really loved the color night shots
available in Y/Rangoon: the dark cover adds a veil of the sublime to the mix
of classic colonial architecture (thanks...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By fotomeow
dont do it. Would be one step forward, but 3...

dont do it. Would be one step forward, but 3 steps back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,031
Posted By fotomeow
M7 0.58x with preAsph Lux 35/1.4. Using the...

M7 0.58x with preAsph Lux 35/1.4. Using the preAsph Lux b/c I put in Tmax 400 film to help moderate the contrast but kick it up a notch.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 6,219
Posted By fotomeow
Usually. And find that if I step outside into my...

Usually. And find that if I step outside into my car without one, that
I get nervous about it and have to go back inside to fetch one!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,035
Posted By fotomeow
Santa is always nicer to me when I am wearing his...

Santa is always nicer to me when I am wearing his suit:
M7 0.58x & SA 21/3.4, both black.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By fotomeow
Wow....... big in Japan?

Wow....... big in Japan?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,145
Posted By fotomeow
deter stop-gaps in my photo-taking which only...

deter stop-gaps in my photo-taking which only allows me to lose my skilz
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 9,624
Posted By fotomeow
Having owned M's 6-9, I have only kept the 7...

Having owned M's 6-9, I have only kept the 7 ........ and an RD1s, which will serve you better in the long run than an M8.
Suerte.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By fotomeow
unfortunately my older sister inherited (or...

unfortunately my older sister inherited (or snatched, rather) by grandfathers IIa when he passed.... and of course she never uses it, nor will she lend it........

I do like the color tone of the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-25-2012
Replies: 5,265
Views: 791,008
Posted By fotomeow
best image on this page, IMO, great...

best image on this page, IMO, great dynamic./tonal range of micro and macro contrast. most other pics her could be from a dSLR.
the S21 seems to be a gem.
Forum: RFF News 12-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By fotomeow
Happy Holidays to all! and to the creators of...

Happy Holidays to all!
and to the creators of this site and all the participants whose input allows the
"RFF World" to go 'round.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-25-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 12,746
Posted By fotomeow
I have a lot of trouble thinking of the OPs...

I have a lot of trouble thinking of the OPs examples as "photographers", and, for context,
I am 42 yo rather progressive thinking person.
I would consider the gents as "visual artists", not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,018
Posted By fotomeow
the first thing that popped into my mind re: the...

the first thing that popped into my mind re: the OP subject was what many have already
commented on: my M8 & M9-P were heavier and bigger than my M6: what a disappointment.
I had flashbacks of when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,683
Posted By fotomeow
nice little write up Bob, am envious of your...

nice little write up Bob, am envious of your organization skills
(I went to Cuba last year for 3+ weeks, but can't seem to put something together!)
Its hard for most Americans to fathom how lucky we...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-23-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 84,308
Posted By fotomeow
I've read similar reports, consistent with my own...

I've read similar reports, consistent with my own experience. It was a great match for my RD1s, minimum focus was spot on.
However, on my M6, close focus was way off. It takes some practice, but it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2012
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,095
Posted By fotomeow
shots like this are one of the reasons I bought...

shots like this are one of the reasons I bought the 21/3.4!
If I can approximate the quality characteristics of this photo,
I will be a happy camper!
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By fotomeow
agreed. I can see paying $500 for an external...

agreed. I can see paying $500 for an external digital VF for a camera costing $1000. But on top of the $3k price tag? and no faster than f2?
forget it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-20-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,986
Posted By fotomeow
hard to promote a $7K camera with blase shots

hard to promote a $7K camera with blase shots
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By fotomeow
I have owned all M6-M9. M7 is the life-long...

I have owned all M6-M9. M7 is the life-long keeper, and the only one I still have.
Hedge your bets, or buy both before "el fin del mundo".
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,637
Posted By fotomeow
so cool, looks like grain (I presume it was at...

so cool, looks like grain (I presume it was at 1600 ISO?).
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-11-2012
Replies: 1,721
Views: 436,637
Posted By fotomeow
great use of the auto up. I toyed around with...

great use of the auto up. I toyed around with getting one, but never did.
They are so cool!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-06-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,065
Posted By fotomeow
I have only seen one used MM for sale, which...

I have only seen one used MM for sale, which tells me the owners tend to keep 'em, a niche market for sure, but a loyal niche market.

However, this will all change in 1-2 years, as a consequence of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-02-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By fotomeow
deal?

+1000000000000
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By fotomeow
Akiva, sounds like you survived the dentist. yes,...

Akiva, sounds like you survived the dentist. yes, photog fans are all around us in surprising places. I just sold a 1950s Summarit to a gent not only 45 minutes away, but in a small town reputed as a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-01-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 41,901
Posted By fotomeow
Well. this thread was started over one year ago....

Well. this thread was started over one year ago. Is there no G to M adaptor yet? Is it impossible to simply use an adaptor? or does the lens HAVE to be structurally converted?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2012
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
SA 21/3.4 booooooooooooooooooooy

SA 21/3.4 booooooooooooooooooooy
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2012
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
Wow. Lots of good gear bought here. Happy to have...

Wow. Lots of good gear bought here. Happy to have a 21/3.4 Super Angulon on the way from Tamarkin camera in black with original hood.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-15-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,232
Posted By fotomeow
RD1 --> M8 --> M9 .... kept the RD1s the whole...

RD1 --> M8 --> M9 .... kept the RD1s the whole time and sold the M8 & M9.
Just looking at IQ, the M9 was far better than the other two.

I have never thought of the RD1s as noteworthy in strict IQ...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 78,653
Posted By fotomeow
" One of te bad for the DP Merrill series is that...

" One of te bad for the DP Merrill series is that u cannot be in b&w mode when using raw+jpg. Other cameras like Fuji xp1 have no problem w/ this. "
... and even a 7 year old RD1s can do this too....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,105
Posted By fotomeow
My first 28mm was the Zeiss 2.8: happy with it,...

My first 28mm was the Zeiss 2.8: happy with it, especially mated with the RD1s sensor, but sold it b/c it was one stop too slow, too much modern contrast, and still a tad bigger than its competitors....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2012
Replies: 8,809
Views: 859,625
Posted By fotomeow
Well here we are on RFF discussing knives! ........

Well here we are on RFF discussing knives! ..... sweet. I have gotten more into knives after running across the AG Russell website. They do have new and vintage knives for sale.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-07-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 24,971
Posted By fotomeow
a chronically undervalued lens. I have 2: in LTM...

a chronically undervalued lens. I have 2: in LTM and M-mount.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,465
Posted By fotomeow
I like photographic challenges. To me the most...

I like photographic challenges. To me the most difficult is telling a story properly with a standard set of 10-15 images.
How the images relate to the subject, what you are trying to stay, and even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By fotomeow
cool piece of history, but $55 shipping to the US!

cool piece of history, but $55 shipping to the US!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By fotomeow
"Sorry no pictures cos it was relatively...

"Sorry no pictures cos it was relatively fast..."

We are the RFF! We like pictures! :D
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,968
Posted By fotomeow
lots of great in-depth info here: thanks guys. I...

lots of great in-depth info here: thanks guys.

I just wanted to offer perhaps a simpler explanation for people like myself who are not a a pro in the field.
I was taught to use Adobe rather than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-21-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,439
Posted By fotomeow
for better or for worse, I'm gonna throw in my 2...

for better or for worse, I'm gonna throw in my 2 cents.
the "thank you" issue doesnt concern me so much. Yes, its polite to thank others, but
sometimes there are just too many "thank you's", and for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 9,761
Posted By fotomeow
ya, its "better". but a couple things: i still...

ya, its "better". but a couple things: i still havent read any review of the sound it makes when shutter recocking.
To me, that was the worst thing about the M8/M9. A horrific noise for a "RF".
Did...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 12,184
Posted By fotomeow
I have the 90/2.8 "thin" Tele-Elmarit version...

I have the 90/2.8 "thin" Tele-Elmarit version from 1979.
IMO, this is the best all-round performer for price, quality, character, etc.
I think I got it for about $700 or less. e39mm filter.

Also, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By fotomeow
I never get tired of the Hubble images. There was...

I never get tired of the Hubble images. There was some controversy in the last couple years about the cost/benefit stratification of continuing to pay for servicing the Hubble.
Glad they didnt scrap...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,642
Posted By fotomeow
I will ad, ad nauseum, that I would also like a...

I will ad, ad nauseum, that I would also like a fast 35/1.4 or a 28/2 "Zeiss Zeiss", not "Cosina-Zeiss" (well put, RH).
But I need compact lenses, and Zeiss isnt as effective as Leica in making fast...
Forum: Photo Software 09-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By fotomeow
Anyone happen to know how to get all the metadata...

Anyone happen to know how to get all the metadata from the RD1 imported by Aperture?
I cant get some info transferred that is important for testing lenses and such,
e.g. if a filter used, and if so,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,984
Posted By fotomeow
Order the RX1, sell the rX100 and one RD1 body...

Order the RX1, sell the rX100 and one RD1 body (never thought I would ever suggest that to anyone!) but only if you have 2 RD1 bodies.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,892
Posted By fotomeow
I have a Canon Serenar 28/2.8 LTM from 1957....

I have a Canon Serenar 28/2.8 LTM from 1957. Definetely a keeper. Has the quintessential look of the 50s/60/s which I love; mostly used for B&W;
This lens is actually pretty sharp, adding to an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By fotomeow
This is a good opportunity to own an "affordable"...

This is a good opportunity to own an "affordable" Leica!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,049
Posted By fotomeow
The M issue I am most interested in is how loud...

The M issue I am most interested in is how loud the shutter recocking is.
The M8/9 was so g*dd*mn LOUD. Had to get rid of them. Needs to be quitter and
less earth-shaking for me ever to consider one...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-19-2012
Replies: 5,265
Views: 791,008
Posted By fotomeow
Thx for posting! This is EXACTLY what we need to...

Thx for posting! This is EXACTLY what we need to see (us non-Monochrome owners anyway): side by side comparisons.
So we can be armchair judgers! :p
But really, I can see the smooth tonal range that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,049
Posted By fotomeow
From Leica AG website: 1. M camera: Dimensions:...

From Leica AG website:
1. M camera:
Dimensions: approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm
(5,5 x 1,7 x 3,1 in.)
Weight: 680 g (23.9 oz)
Weight WITHOUT battery ????????

2. M9 & M9-P
Dimensions (W x D x H) approx. 139...
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-19-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 19,252
Posted By fotomeow
Many of us are drooling for a camera like this,...

Many of us are drooling for a camera like this, even a fixed lens, fast 35mm FF.
I would pay $3k for it, but its got to have a built in OVF.
Step in the right direction, but wish they would have...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-18-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,438
Posted By fotomeow
the Sony RX1 just came out: 35mm FF fixed 35/2...

the Sony RX1 just came out: 35mm FF fixed 35/2 Sonnar lens. $2800.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2012
Replies: 135
Views: 72,843
Posted By fotomeow
Digital antiques? Excuse me while I put my...

Digital antiques? Excuse me while I put my fingers over my RD1s' ears!

Actually, this 21/1.8 is the best news coming out of Photokina for me thus far. And I dont want it for digital. I want it for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By fotomeow
I cant remember how It did it. But when I found...

I cant remember how It did it. But when I found it for myself, I copied
the link and stored it in my emails, so I could send it to others to leave feedback
for me, since they would never otherwise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,193
Posted By fotomeow
(harumph.) There is a certain presidential...

(harumph.) There is a certain presidential candidate who has done the same thing for a living. FOR A LIVING.
This game of high payoffs despite deliberately or non-deliberately bankrupting businesses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 10,930
Posted By fotomeow
Exactly. Which is why this was a good business...

Exactly. Which is why this was a good business move by Leica, from a brand standpoint, anyway.
Leica lenses dont lose value, but the cameras do. They know that. So they took it a step further,
b/c...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,833
Posted By fotomeow
it could be. I really liked the Mamiya 6 when I...

it could be. I really liked the Mamiya 6 when I owned one, so this is very cool. Makes a person wonder "what took them so long", but its finally out there.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,836
Posted By fotomeow
OP photo: cool and gradual separation in tone and...

OP photo:
cool and gradual separation in tone and focus b/w front and rear
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By fotomeow
I can agree with high contrast overuse. The other...

I can agree with high contrast overuse. The other point, not so much ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 11,653
Posted By fotomeow
Wow. Awesome news. I love the niche market...

Wow. Awesome news. I love the niche market products coming out concurrently with the demise of other films.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-07-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 10,769
Posted By fotomeow
i went with the SC over the MC, and was glad that...

i went with the SC over the MC, and was glad that I did. The SC isnt even that "low contrast". Maybe normal contrast by today's modern contrasty lens patterns.
I would characterize the SC more as...
Forum: RFF News 09-07-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,689
Posted By fotomeow
But of course Zeiss already has the 24/1.8 Sonnar...

But of course Zeiss already has the 24/1.8 Sonnar for the Nex (=36/1.8).
And I can attest that it functions beautifully.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-29-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 8,519
Posted By fotomeow
maybe not much help, but I wonder if you could...

maybe not much help, but I wonder if you could push the C41 to 1600? I imagine the IQ would change.
But at least you could process it at work.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-29-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,310
Posted By fotomeow
thanks for the HU. But no English translation on...

thanks for the HU. But no English translation on the webpage. Do they work with Americans and/or ship to the US?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,041
Posted By fotomeow
Sales are slow b/c they jacked up the Leica...

Sales are slow b/c they jacked up the Leica prices in the last year commensurate with the other used Leica sellers.
So whats 10% off a 50% price increase?
that would still be 40% more than the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,966
Posted By fotomeow
too expensive, I'm going to wait a couple years...

too expensive, I'm going to wait a couple years for the price to come down and buy used.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,707
Posted By fotomeow
pretty cool "barn find"!

pretty cool "barn find"!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-20-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,537
Posted By fotomeow
I know what you mean, but this abandoned place...

I know what you mean, but this abandoned place has a beauty and charm that seems to thwart the loneliness aspect.

And I love the tonal dynamics, despite the midday sun. Keith and his kit really...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,576
Posted By fotomeow
"digital users...what would entice you back to...

"digital users...what would entice you back to film?"

I do shoot film off and on. I have found that I just really dig trying new film cameras, shooting some film,
learning about them and their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,389
Posted By fotomeow
cool. I checked it out today, looks like a good...

cool. I checked it out today, looks like a good service, and will try it out sometime. there is no development in Santa Cruz either, and I am not, and wont be developing my own for at least a couple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By fotomeow
"The things you do for photography..." I know...

"The things you do for photography..."

I know what you mean, first contacts, then ....... deodorant, taking showers and stuff ........ so as not to scare off your subjects ..... :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-17-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,494
Posted By fotomeow
scratch that. I just upgraded to the Asph, thanks...

scratch that. I just upgraded to the Asph, thanks to NK.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 11,996
Posted By fotomeow
really nice! looks kind of like a silk screen

really nice! looks kind of like a silk screen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,389
Posted By fotomeow
So you are taking pics of the negatives with a...

So you are taking pics of the negatives with a digital camera?
and the digital pics of the negs turn out looking like normal pics?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2012
Replies: 823
Views: 161,838
Posted By fotomeow
not just a dRF, but a dRF with screw mount only!...

not just a dRF, but a dRF with screw mount only!

Something Mr K might actually be able to sink his dentures into!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,112
Posted By fotomeow
My go to bag is the LowePro Passport Sling, seen...

My go to bag is the LowePro Passport Sling, seen here on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Passport-Sling-Camera-Bag/dp/B0039NLS4C
(and no, I dont work for amazon!).
and the video link with a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,885
Posted By fotomeow
Welcome to RFF and the RD1s, probably my favorite...

Welcome to RFF and the RD1s, probably my favorite camera of all time.
Nice "jumping picture"!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 8,184
Posted By fotomeow
I bought a 50mm Lux at Bargain grade: lens was...

I bought a 50mm Lux at Bargain grade: lens was perfect with a few negligible specs of dust.
Body in very good shape. Not sure why it was 'bargain" grade, but it definitely was a bargain for me!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-16-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,044
Posted By fotomeow
"Is the "Rangefinder Renaissance" kicked off by...

"Is the "Rangefinder Renaissance" kicked off by Voigtlander over?"


I know what you mean, but not sure if "Renaissance" is the word I would use to describe it.
Its a tricky one, and I am probably...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,031
Posted By fotomeow
IIIF with Summaron 35/3.5, CV 28/35mm VF on top,...

IIIF with Summaron 35/3.5, CV 28/35mm VF on top, Neopan 400 in the barrel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 22,488
Posted By fotomeow
The RD1 b/c of all the analog controls, and not...

The RD1 b/c of all the analog controls, and not just the knobs, but the metered dials which show how empty/full your battery is, as well as white balance, format you are using (RAW vs JPEG vs both),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 45,179
Posted By fotomeow
JatiPhoto: REALLY nice up-front portraits, and...

JatiPhoto: REALLY nice up-front portraits, and the grain is ..... just ..... tangible ..... want to reach out and touch it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,524
Posted By fotomeow
+1. Especially since, in the last several years,...

+1.
Especially since, in the last several years, "Goodwill" has turned into a money-making entity.
Ya, ya, I know it is for a good cause, but it also doesnt necessarily give back to the local...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,524
Posted By fotomeow
Get the f*ck outta here! I've definitely put in...

Get the f*ck outta here! I've definitely put in my time (in years) at Goodwill, but no damn M3's! Best I've got is a $5 Yashica T4, and a $20 vintage pair of Zeiss bino's.
So maybe I will be the one...
Forum: Travel 08-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By fotomeow
Man, that blows. No words could properly...

Man, that blows. No words could properly express.
Do you mind if I ask how they stole it? Just to educate the rest of us.
I am sending out vindictive energy waves to the thief right now.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-13-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 19,282
Posted By fotomeow
Ya, and why would we do all this work to optimize...

Ya, and why would we do all this work to optimize the foto from $8k camera?
Not to be a curmudgeon, but I thought the fotos were pretty lackluster.
Sharp and contrasty in daylight, so what?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,025
Posted By fotomeow
thats a great lens! But IMO too contrasty and...

thats a great lens! But IMO too contrasty and saturated, which I would personally decrease in PP.
If not, the pics may just look like they were taken from any other dSLR lens.
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