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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Vince Lupo
I think the difference in weight between the...

I think the difference in weight between the Nikon Z7 with a native 50/1.8 and the new Leica Monochrom (M10M) with a 50mm Summilux is about 110 grams (Nikon being the heavier of the two when compared...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,398
Posted By Vince Lupo
No it’s fine - I just discovered that the Z7 has...

No it’s fine - I just discovered that the Z7 has been working for me quite well, and the black and white images from it are very much to my liking (plus I’m waiting to see if the 61mp Z8 comes to...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,398
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yeah really - blame it on the Z7!

Yeah really - blame it on the Z7!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,398
Posted By Vince Lupo
If there is, it will be very much down the road. ...

If there is, it will be very much down the road. I’ve actually gotten a bit tired of spending $8k+ on a body that starts to depreciate the minute you drive it off the lot. But that’s the way it...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yeah it's a super camera. Waiting to see if in...

Yeah it's a super camera. Waiting to see if in fact the Z8 comes out later this year.

Yes the magnifier does help, especially with my 35/2 V1 goggled Summicron. With that particular lens it makes...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Vince Lupo
I'm still here with mine...

I'm still here with mine :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48215645251_e054f36d3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gsDMwt)
Camcraft Z-Housing2 (https://flic.kr/p/2gsDMwt) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,565
Posted By Vince Lupo
Somewhat related, this is a really interesting...

Somewhat related, this is a really interesting video of Ansel Adams and his famous 'Moonrise, Hernandez'. For those of you who think that his stunning photo just popped out of the camera as-is onto...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Well let's see -- I just ordered a copy of the...

Well let's see -- I just ordered a copy of the Realist Manual (they are not cheap, if you want a good one!), and I now have some slide mounts, I have a Revere 22 viewer (a really nice one), and some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,331
Views: 574,853
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49545736241_67...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49545736241_6748b0c220_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iubReK)
America Lost its Glove (https://flic.kr/p/2iubReK) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,398
Posted By Vince Lupo
Believe it or not, I actually sold my 246 a...

Believe it or not, I actually sold my 246 a couple of weeks ago (I was one of the very first people on the US East Coast to get one when they came out in 2015, and had an M9M previously). I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
I took the Revere out for its maiden voyage...

I took the Revere out for its maiden voyage yesterday. My wife and I were in DC for the day and played tourists. One thing I did find with this camera is that I could truly take 'tourist' photos...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,089
Posted By Vince Lupo
Thanks Henry - that was a tough one, as the...

Thanks Henry - that was a tough one, as the cotton harvester was bouncing along in the field in the evening and I had a hard time getting a sharp photo, particularly in those close quarters of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Days Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
A rather large early morning visitor to our...

A rather large early morning visitor to our backyard.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49538307917_c00b1cca6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2itwM4c)
Red Shouldered Hawk Z7 (https://flic.kr/p/2itwM4c)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
So I知 assuming that they have slide mounts...

So I知 assuming that they have slide mounts specific to that camera?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yeah nice one :) Back to that ISO Duplex 120...

Yeah nice one :)

Back to that ISO Duplex 120 cameras -- they produce a 24mm x 24mm image on 120 film. Are there slide mounts available for that???
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Not that I'm buying another camera -- but do you...

Not that I'm buying another camera -- but do you guys know anything about those Duplex 120 cameras? They produce a 24x24 image on 120 film. Do they require special 'Duplex' slide mounts? Just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 668
Views: 51,827
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yes I have the FTZ adapter, so no worries there. ...

Yes I have the FTZ adapter, so no worries there. Active D Lighting boosts shadow detail and has a few levels of adjustment (and usually you have to adjust your exposure depending upon which level...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 668
Views: 51,827
Posted By Vince Lupo
Huss I just ordered the ES-2 and the 60mm G lens...

Huss I just ordered the ES-2 and the 60mm G lens for my Z7. Do you do anything with the Active D Lighting setting? Would that, theoretically, help reveal more shadow detail? Or does that not make...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Here are some photos of the newly-acquired...

Here are some photos of the newly-acquired camera:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49529466113_5b99b16cb8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2isKsGi)
Revere Stereo1 (https://flic.kr/p/2isKsGi) by Vince...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Good advice. The viewfinder has a bubble level...

Good advice. The viewfinder has a bubble level in it, so I値l have to keep a squinty eye on it. I値l post a few photos of it when I have a chance. I値l see if I can locate an alignment gauge set.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Well I just took the plunge and also bought a...

Well I just took the plunge and also bought a viewer and some slide mounts. So yeah, I guess I will be shooting some slide film. Hmm....guess I need to buy some of that too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,172
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49524770451_a0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49524770451_a0d4fc490d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iskoQB)
Bruce (https://flic.kr/p/2iskoQB) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
This is going to be (hopefully!) one of those...

This is going to be (hopefully!) one of those rare occasions in which I stick to one camera. Too many cameras in my life is getting too confusing for me.

Wait a sec - did I just say that??? ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Vince Lupo
Locally, Archival Arts in Halethorpe (Baltimore):...

Locally, Archival Arts in Halethorpe (Baltimore): www.archivalarts.com

They can also do mounting and framing if you need it. Talk to Jeff Salava.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,112
Views: 240,682
Posted By Vince Lupo
My dearly departed friend and mentor, Rob...

My dearly departed friend and mentor, Rob Gooblar. Leica III and 5cm Summar.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49522632551_ea1c1ffcc0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2is9rjg)
Rob Gooblar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yup got that covered - I should be receiving my...

Yup got that covered - I should be receiving my camera tomorrow, and maybe might even shoot some this weekend. Very excited :)

Wet plate - mmm don’t think that’s going to happen at my end anytime...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,089
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/358/18961989912_55e2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/358/18961989912_55e242549c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uTB9Yy)
Hermione1 (https://flic.kr/p/uTB9Yy) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Gotcha - I guess I値l have to scan each frame...

Gotcha - I guess I値l have to scan each frame individually, not a big deal. I値l try to just match up the spacing and size with an original stereo card.

This is very exciting :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Can someone tell me what the separation is...

Can someone tell me what the separation is between the pairs of images? Would the pair be the equivalent of a 24x36mm frame? Or is it wider?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
I don’t know of too many photographers who had...

I don’t know of too many photographers who had done much of their best work by the time they were 20!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Thanks Bob - a quick online search revealed that...

Thanks Bob - a quick online search revealed that the Realist Manual can be had for anywhere from $25 on up ($25 seems to get you one in poor condition). And I’m not totally ruling out slides, just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
I appreciate the sentiment, but what I’d like to...

I appreciate the sentiment, but what I’d like to initially do is try to make my own stereo cards. This Brian May book has given me the motivation. Maybe I’ll do slides at some point, but that’s my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks -- interesting that you mention...

Many thanks -- interesting that you mention Lartigue. Back in 1993 I attended the opening of a Lartigue show (En Route Monsieur Lartigue) at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and one of the very clever...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By Vince Lupo
Bumping an old thread here -- my wife purchased...

Bumping an old thread here -- my wife purchased one of Brian May's stereoscopic books a couple of weeks ago, and we're really getting a lot of enjoyment out of it. Of course I've now gotten bit by...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 682
Views: 61,134
Posted By Vince Lupo
Sold the Monochrom 246, keeping the M-D. My...

Sold the Monochrom 246, keeping the M-D.


My loving wife just picked up one of Brian May's stereoscopic photography books -- really...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 334
Views: 39,044
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503592227_55...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503592227_5569db2e94_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iqsRhP)
Peanuts8 (https://flic.kr/p/2iqsRhP) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice that Jim was able to verify it!

Nice that Jim was able to verify it!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Vince Lupo - wildlife photographer! First two...

Vince Lupo - wildlife photographer!

First two are with the 85/1.8, third one is with the 200-500/5.6 with the FTZ adapter.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503592227_5569db2e94_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By Vince Lupo
Your work is really super, Michael. Likely among...

Your work is really super, Michael. Likely among the best on RFF (if not the best!).

I do have a 'business' question for you, if you don't mind -- what happens to your photos? Do you work for wire...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 26,297
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49243644702_86...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49243644702_8654ed9f5f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i2uxWW)
Dell City FFA Welcomes You (https://flic.kr/p/2i2uxWW) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,107
Posted By Vince Lupo
I mean bottom line, you gotta have fun once in a...

I mean bottom line, you gotta have fun once in a while right?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,107
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yeah it's my 'compensation' lens :)

Yeah it's my 'compensation' lens :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,107
Posted By Vince Lupo
Oh Charles - that's just the baby. This is the...

Oh Charles - that's just the baby.

This is the beast :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49502423312_8a5782989c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iqmRP7)
560 Telyt (https://flic.kr/p/2iqmRP7) by Vince...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,107
Posted By Vince Lupo
Mmmm that's a rare one! And I think that's the...

Mmmm that's a rare one! And I think that's the 400 f/5?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,107
Posted By Vince Lupo
You're right, that particular one linked above is...

You're right, that particular one linked above is really ugly. This one is much nicer :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48616994166_a577b411b2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h57Nzm)
Filter Turret2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yeah there were III, IIIa and IIIb models for the...

Yeah there were III, IIIa and IIIb models for the Luftwaffe (I used to have a IIIb model). Seems that they started sending Leicas to the Luftwaffe starting in August 1939 (III and IIIa models), but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By Vince Lupo
Looks like it’s trying to be a Kriegsmarine...

Looks like it’s trying to be a Kriegsmarine (Navy) Leica (which did in fact have the Reichsadler engraved on it). According to Jim Lager in his book, ‘Wehrmacht Leica’, “Determining authenticity of...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Week Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Just love the way that the Z7 renders skin...

Just love the way that the Z7 renders skin texture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49497425868_30d79d73c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ipVffh)
Supper Prep1 (https://flic.kr/p/2ipVffh) by Vince...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks - no Mr. Pan was with the 24-70 f/2.8...

Many thanks - no Mr. Pan was with the 24-70 f/2.8 S lens. I think at like f6.3-8.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
With the 85/1.8 S, at about f/3.5.

With the 85/1.8 S, at about f/3.5.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
A little mid-morning light...

A little mid-morning light today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49488520177_a89fc8dabf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ip8ATT)
Morning Petals (https://flic.kr/p/2ip8ATT) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Part of a job I shot last...

Part of a job I shot last week.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49487182737_e279165cfa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ip1Kjz)
Felicia's (https://flic.kr/p/2ip1Kjz) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Part of an exceedingly decadent Sunday brunch at...

Part of an exceedingly decadent Sunday brunch at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. How could I not take the Z7 along! Of course my wife came along too :)

All taken with the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477257222_d6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477257222_d6ca07da13_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2io8SP1)
Chile Sauce2 (https://flic.kr/p/2io8SP1) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Roswell is one of my favourite towns in New...

Roswell is one of my favourite towns in New Mexico, and it has this neat little industrial area. Seems to be the repository for corrugated...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yes I have - a couple of times, I think. But...

Yes I have - a couple of times, I think. But only during the daytime.

These are from 2016.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1470/24572555294_a11e587314_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DroLAs)
In the Garden...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Getting a little crazy here.... With my bazooka...

Getting a little crazy here....

With my bazooka of a lens -- 560mm f/5.6 Leitz Telyt-M, originally intended for Visoflex. As you can probably tell, I'm not exactly an expert bird photographer :)

I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 682
Views: 61,134
Posted By Vince Lupo
Still plugging away on this bird...

Still plugging away on this bird business....

With the 400/5.6 Telyt, Camcraft Z-Housing.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49473700198_bc1f4bd419_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2inPDr1)
February...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Robert I think for me it comes from possibly...

Robert I think for me it comes from possibly being a chatty person (my wife does call me a Chatty Cathy!), and being open to talking to and meeting new people. The other thing that did help me in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
I still have quite a bit of the paranoid big-city...

I still have quite a bit of the paranoid big-city Canadian in me, so I can appreciate your point of view! Knock on wood, I only ever felt ‘vulnerable’ a few years back when I made the long,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thank-you's Brian -- If you can find me a...

Many thank-you's Brian -- If you can find me a gallery in London that would show them, I'd be more than happy to send them on over!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462720783_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462720783_6250053d84_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2imRnCK)
Branding5 (https://flic.kr/p/2imRnCK) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462720783_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462720783_6250053d84_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2imRnCK)
Branding5 (https://flic.kr/p/2imRnCK) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Vince Lupo
Really great work Lawrence! For how long did you...

Really great work Lawrence! For how long did you do professional work?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Vince Lupo
I’m sure there are a number of photographers who...

I’m sure there are a number of photographers who shoot film for commercial work (but ultimately it likely has to be scanned for most commercial applications and become seemingly 'digitized'?), but...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49447190607_6d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49447190607_6d21fb833a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iktM46)
Jimmy (https://flic.kr/p/2iktM46) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks! As far as ‘access’ goes, up until...

Many thanks! As far as ‘access’ goes, up until this past year it was driving around, chance meetings, and sometimes mutual connections through the friends that I now have here. In the case of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Ya nice one!

Ya nice one!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Not so sure about this one -- I took a bunch of...

Not so sure about this one -- I took a bunch of photos of Jim and Randy this particular morning. It was pretty overcast and gloomy out, so it was kinda dark to begin with. Trying to strike a...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks for the link Lynn - that certainly...

Many thanks for the link Lynn - that certainly helps clarify VR and IBIS. It’s a new thing for me, so anything to help the poor boy out is appreciated!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Wow very interesting! Many thanks for that info...

Wow very interesting! Many thanks for that info -- I'll have to remember to do it!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Next exhibition of Mapping the West is at the...

Next exhibition of Mapping the West is at the Smith House Galleries, 311 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA, July 3-31.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438640532_25304d8377_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438640532_25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438640532_25304d8377_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijHXq1)
Jos7 (https://flic.kr/p/2ijHXq1) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
I shot an event with the Z7 two nights ago - a...

I shot an event with the Z7 two nights ago - a grand opening/ribbon cutting of a new assisted living community: https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/albums/72157712825173441

Everything...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Vince Lupo
I think so, and then when you apply a particular...

I think so, and then when you apply a particular lens profile in ACR, it would apply whatever the predetermined corrections there are there.

I can try to 17-35 in the 17mm position and see what...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Vince Lupo
Wow amazing to see a thread with my name in it...

Wow amazing to see a thread with my name in it :)

The widest lens I have is the 17-35 f/2.8 Nikon, so I can certainly try some wide stuff with that.

Glad you are seduced by my awesomeness - I’ll...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Oh yes, Gordy's are good strong straps.

Oh yes, Gordy's are good strong straps.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Vince Lupo
This might provide a bit of inspiration -- just...

This might provide a bit of inspiration -- just saw this in this morning's...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Actually I was talking about the rocks :)

Actually I was talking about the rocks :)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yes I certainly can -- I was also thinking of...

Yes I certainly can -- I was also thinking of doing a comparison between the 75/2.5 Summarit and the 85/1.8 Nikon. I also have a 85/1.5 Canon LTM lens I can try.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
I have the Lim's 'half case' and I love it. ...

I have the Lim's 'half case' and I love it. Looks great, feels great and is a nice addition.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49350998441_4940d8858f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibYLtt)
Dressed Up...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice set of shots Larry -- I especially like the...

Nice set of shots Larry -- I especially like the first one. Where is this BTW?

As you can tell I haven't gotten out much lately -- I think my wife is going to throw something at me soon!

With the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Of course! I like doing these kinds of tests --...

Of course! I like doing these kinds of tests -- takes me back to my undergrad days in all those Tech classes. I did exactly this kind of stuff.

One thing these tests do (at least for me) is make...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Charles, it's results like this (and from prints...

Charles, it's results like this (and from prints I've made from the black and white images) that makes me pause in terms of buying the new M10 Monochrom. The Z7 is super-duper, and with the possible...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Hi again -- per my marching orders(!) from Larry,...

Hi again -- per my marching orders(!) from Larry, here is another Nikon/Leica lens test....ready?

Both shot at f/2, ISO 100, pretty much focused on the same spot. No sharpening, both processed the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Sure I can try to do that - no trouble at all. ...

Sure I can try to do that - no trouble at all.

As an aside, I downloaded some sample DNG files from the new M10 Monochrom and they池e actually a bit smaller in size than the Z7痴. Not that it...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Bit of late day kitchen...

Bit of late day kitchen prep...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49416176733_57bcc03d58_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ihJPH8)
Kitchen Prep Z7 (https://flic.kr/p/2ihJPH8) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Another maybe pointless test.... 50/1.4 Summilux...

Another maybe pointless test....

50/1.4 Summilux ASPH vs 50/1.8 Nikon S, shot at f/2, 1/1600 sec, ISO 320. No sharpening, no NR, both adjusted in ACR the same way, tried to focus on pretty much the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vince Lupo
I was given a Ricoh 500 last year (1950s) from a...

I was given a Ricoh 500 last year (1950s) from a friend of mine whose photographer husband passed away. Now this camera is probably worth about $45 at best and you probably wouldn’t give it a second...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,435
Posted By Vince Lupo
No. You can get along just fine with something...

No. You can get along just fine with something like a 3880/P800 and the OEM inks. Piezography not required (although I'm sure some here would beg to differ!). Nice paper helps though. I do all my...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Okay here is a test shot I did today with a 3.5cm...

Okay here is a test shot I did today with a 3.5cm Summaron LTM lens, shot wide open at f/3.5:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49401658877_6b89333131_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igsq4g)
Summaron...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Novoflex seems to be the benchmark when it comes...

Novoflex seems to be the benchmark when it comes to lens adapters, but there may be cheaper ones out there that will work fine too.

Congrats on the purchase!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,435
Posted By Vince Lupo
And here it is: ...

And here it is: https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M10-Monochrom

$8295.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49399104896_4a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49399104896_4a44e57457_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igejR7)
Borderland (https://flic.kr/p/2igejR7) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49398629038_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49398629038_5424042056_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igbToE)
Blue Moon Bar (https://flic.kr/p/2igbToE) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49395842881_c9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49395842881_c9c6ac6bab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifWBat)
Late Day Hill Farms (https://flic.kr/p/2ifWBat) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
I could see those Porsche shots blown up nice and...

I could see those Porsche shots blown up nice and big and on the walls of their showrooms. Hmmm....
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Wow neat shots!

Wow neat shots!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
All good :) I love my Leicas and I've been...

All good :)

I love my Leicas and I've been using Leicas since I was 17, so close to 40 years. It would be a big deal for me personally to completely leave Leica, but this Z system has seemingly...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
Actually Cal I don't own an SL (not sure if you...

Actually Cal I don't own an SL (not sure if you were thinking that I did). I did, however, test an SL side by side with my Monochrom 246 soon after it was released. As much as I liked it, I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vince Lupo
I have the Z7 with three of the Z primes...

I have the Z7 with three of the Z primes (35-50-85) as well as the 24-70/2.8 lens, and I just picked up the Novoflex adapter for Leica M glass. Although I haven't fully tested out the Novoflex...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 682
Views: 61,134
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393797822_38...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393797822_384433ec1c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifL8eQ)
Early Morning Dell City (https://flic.kr/p/2ifL8eQ) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393797822_38...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393797822_384433ec1c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifL8eQ)
Early Morning Dell City (https://flic.kr/p/2ifL8eQ) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
I'll be taking photos outside of the house soon...

I'll be taking photos outside of the house soon -- promise!

At ISO 3200, 50/1.8 wide open.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49392231608_d9d2f03592_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ifC6E9)
Bundled-Up...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Vince Lupo
I might be holding off on the M10 Monochrom to...

I might be holding off on the M10 Monochrom to see what happens with the Z8. Even that camera sounds amazing.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice retention of highlight detail. How are you...

Nice retention of highlight detail. How are you metering those?
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-14-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385619688_e0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385619688_e088f13a29_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2if3daw)
Scott's Glass (https://flic.kr/p/2if3daw) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-14-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385720142_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385720142_62f92d6d43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2if3J2u)
Cotton Harvest (https://flic.kr/p/2if3J2u) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385720142_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49385720142_62f92d6d43_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2if3J2u)
Cotton Harvest (https://flic.kr/p/2if3J2u) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks -- I took about a jillion shots of...

Many thanks -- I took about a jillion shots of Jack as he was talking with another farmer who was visiting from Alberta (this shot was in west Texas). Pretty much all shot with the 75/2.5 Summarit...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Ha many thanks! Big danger this week - M10...

Ha many thanks! Big danger this week - M10 Monochrom! I'm trying to resist, as I just got the Z7 and am loving it. But there's always that pull of Leica....I know, sad.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-14-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384218183_bd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384218183_bd82e67e65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ieV2xD)
Deidre (https://flic.kr/p/2ieV2xD) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384218183_bd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384218183_bd82e67e65_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ieV2xD)
Deidre (https://flic.kr/p/2ieV2xD) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384549916_51...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384549916_51a399a845_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ieWJab)
Randy and Jim (https://flic.kr/p/2ieWJab) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
With the 24-70/2.8 wide open @ ISO...

With the 24-70/2.8 wide open @ ISO 6400.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49379794681_5da758cd62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iewmAn)
Scott (https://flic.kr/p/2iewmAn) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-11-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
No good camera thread is complete without a cat...

No good camera thread is complete without a cat photo - nice one :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135740383_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49135740383_100a9ed407_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hRXvKD)
_DSC1258 (https://flic.kr/p/2hRXvKD) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice work Michael - I especially like the very...

Nice work Michael - I especially like the very first group of photos.

I’d be curious to know how you made your way into people’s homes - did you just meet them randomly and start chatting with them...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-10-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361430692_63...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361430692_63243447cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2icUeBS)
Philippe34 (https://flic.kr/p/2icUeBS) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361430692_63...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361430692_63243447cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2icUeBS)
Philippe34 (https://flic.kr/p/2icUeBS) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-08-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Oddly enough the picture was taken with a Leica...

Oddly enough the picture was taken with a Leica M-D :)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-08-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
All dressed-up with the 24-70/2.8 lens, a new...

All dressed-up with the 24-70/2.8 lens, a new Gordy's strap and a Lim's half case.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49350998441_4940d8858f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibYLtt)
Dressed Up Z7...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-08-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49346494487_61...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49346494487_614268b54a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibzFB6)
David (https://flic.kr/p/2ibzFB6) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-08-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49346494487_61...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49346494487_614268b54a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibzFB6)
David (https://flic.kr/p/2ibzFB6) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,026
Posted By Vince Lupo
One from 11 years ago - a multiple exposure that...

One from 11 years ago - a multiple exposure that went in a few different directions!

https://live.staticflickr.com/2714/4121711902_d16ff19b21_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7hdRmj)
The Happy Accident?...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-07-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
I got the 24-70 last week and it’s a super lens. ...

I got the 24-70 last week and it’s a super lens. I pretty much got it for video, as it’s silent when focusing. The F mount 24-70/2.8 with the FTZ adapter makes a lot of noise when focusing.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-06-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice one Larry -- very dramatic! Clearly I have...

Nice one Larry -- very dramatic!

Clearly I have start photographing other people with this camera :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342646292_7bca348099_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,406
Posted By Vince Lupo
I have lots of photos that could be considered...

I have lots of photos that could be considered ‘quiet’. Will only post this one....

https://live.staticflickr.com/7670/27193070183_a03006c446_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HqXAnD)
Reading Riley M-D...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
Neat motel, if you've never stayed there. Been...

Neat motel, if you've never stayed there. Been there many times.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-04-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Nice addition Larry -- I can't be the only one...

Nice addition Larry -- I can't be the only one here!

Doing a tiny bit of low light testing -- normally I wouldn't shoot at these speeds, but interesting to try. My wife again as the test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
If you look in the 鮮ikon Mirrorless section...

If you look in the 鮮ikon Mirrorless section you値l see a thread I started.

Sorry for temporarily hijacking this thread. Helen I like the Z6/Z7 option. Over and out....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
As some famous photographer once said - the...

As some famous photographer once said - the negative is the score, the print the performance!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
Shot RAW, then initially processed in ACR. ...

Shot RAW, then initially processed in ACR. Selective burning and dodging in PhotoShop CC. A bit of Silver Efex Pro 2 - shifted into negative clarity with both mids and shadows, into the positive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
Just tried ISO 6400, 24-70/2.8 wide open. ...

Just tried ISO 6400, 24-70/2.8 wide open. Hopefully a little less 'perfect' :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49324332826_db49ccdf10_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9C6Hu)
NYT Z7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
I値l give it a try :)

I値l give it a try :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
I can always kick it out of focus for you if you...

I can always kick it out of focus for you if you prefer - maybe add some banding too?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,208
Posted By Vince Lupo
I'm quite liking the Nikon Z7, though I haven't...

I'm quite liking the Nikon Z7, though I haven't explored the outer reaches of high ISO/extremely low light yet. Seems to focus ok in the low light that I have tested, though it's still early days. ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321252846_dd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321252846_dde68ca0ac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9mj9o)
John Pete6 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9mj9o) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-03-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321252846_dd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321252846_dde68ca0ac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9mj9o)
John Pete6 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9mj9o) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,027
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks for your comments Lynn and for...

Many thanks for your comments Lynn and for initiating this thread!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49315844602_51...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49315844602_51515531e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i8SAsN)
Jack27a (https://flic.kr/p/2i8SAsN) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-02-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49315844602_51...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49315844602_51515531e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i8SAsN)
Jack27a (https://flic.kr/p/2i8SAsN) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Personally - and I've mentioned this a number of...

Personally - and I've mentioned this a number of times in other threads - I've never detected that 'CCD magic' that supposedly emanates from the first Monochrom. I've shot both, printed both,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Just made a print of the 6th photo I took with...

Just made a print of the 6th photo I took with the Z7. Is it a Monochrom-killer? Um....maybe! Well if not a killer, then certainly a formidable rival!

11"x16" print on 13"x19" Epson Legacy Baryta...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Of course! I enjoy doing comparisons like this. ...

Of course! I enjoy doing comparisons like this. It seriously does take me back to 3rd year undergrad tech at Ryerson - back then (1992-1993) I did a comparison such as this with three Leica...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
One thing I’ve noticed - particularly in the...

One thing I’ve noticed - particularly in the ‘crops’ - is that the ‘grain’ in the Nikon photos is more defined, less mushy. Other thing is that of course the Nikon is sharper when I shift the point...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
No not at all - I've never really used them. ...

No not at all - I've never really used them. Maybe I'm missing out!

Yes the next step is prints, and I also want to try some low light / high ISO photos.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Continued.... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...

Continued....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49310106348_e3a9f8825b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i8nbFo)
Nikon Z 35 Corrected-2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i8nbFo) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Same photos as above, but 'corrected'. I...

Same photos as above, but 'corrected'. I adjusted all of them to the best I thought I could in Adobe Camera RAW. No sharpening at all, but I adjusted the highlights, shadows, exposure, curves,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
What better thing to do on New Year's Day than...

What better thing to do on New Year's Day than more camera testing! I feel like I'm back at Ryerson in Hans Westerblom's 3rd year undergrad tech class :)

Thought I'd try a very contrasty situation...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
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Posted By Vince Lupo
The one huge advantage I like with the Z7 (as...

The one huge advantage I like with the Z7 (as compared to the Monochrom or any M for that matter) are the 493 focus points. This is particularly advantageous for me when I’m shooting at wider...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-01-2020
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
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Delivering a Hay Bale (https://flic.kr/p/2i8is1c) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-01-2020
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
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Delivering a Hay Bale (https://flic.kr/p/2i8is1c) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Yes I have had that happen too -- I seem to go...

Yes I have had that happen too -- I seem to go back and forth between -1/3 and -2/3 in my meter adjustments. Classic mode as well. Interestingly I've never had it happen with the M-D.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Thanks Charles -- I'm going to do it again. In...

Thanks Charles -- I'm going to do it again. In my last post I was wondering why the Leica seemed to overexpose the scene -- I just found out why. I checked my metering setting in the Nikon -- I had...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
I don't have access to an M240, however I have...

I don't have access to an M240, however I have made prints from my M-D (which I think is pretty much the same sensor). Black and white prints look good, and I'd be hard-pressed to tell the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-01-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
First one is the Nikon, second is the Monochrom. ...

First one is the Nikon, second is the Monochrom. Both pretty darned close - also illustrates how the sensors are doing.

Of course this is just a quick, seat of the pants test. Not on a tripod,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-31-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Crop from first 'corrected'...

Crop from first 'corrected' photo:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49307306236_b08275c6e6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i87QiA)
Monochrom Z7 Corrected2 Crop (https://flic.kr/p/2i87QiA) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-31-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
You’re definitely right there! Both are...

You’re definitely right there! Both are exceedingly close. I’m actually surprised at how good all those Z lenses are.

I now have the 35, 50, 85 and now the 24-70/2.8 and each and every one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,027
Posted By Vince Lupo
Dell City, between El Paso and Carlsbad.

Dell City, between El Paso and Carlsbad.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-31-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Did a very small test this afternoon the in the...

Did a very small test this afternoon the in the backyard with the Z7 and the Monochrom 246.

Both cameras were at ISO 320, both lenses were at f/2 (50/1.8 for the Nikon, 50/1.4 Summilux ASPH for the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-31-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Sadly this shot is not quite as sharp as I'd...

Sadly this shot is not quite as sharp as I'd like. However I keep going back to it for his expression and surroundings.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49303958156_33e6849cfa_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-31-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Wish this shot was just a tad sharper - I like...

Wish this shot was just a tad sharper - I like his expression though.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49303958156_33e6849cfa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7PF35)
George (https://flic.kr/p/2i7PF35)...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-30-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks again Steve - I appreciate the...

Many thanks again Steve - I appreciate the encouragement! When I go out there I try to carry as little as possible - my professional camera bag (the one that pays the bills and finances these...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-30-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
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South Main St, Dell City TX (https://flic.kr/p/2i7vtWo) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-30-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks for all the words of encouragement...

Many thanks for all the words of encouragement Steve -- I do appreciate it! Mapping the West is surely going to be lifelong project -- there are so many things left to discover out there, I seem to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,027
Posted By Vince Lupo
2019 was one of my most productive years ever --...

2019 was one of my most productive years ever -- both professionally and personally. I'm hoping that 2020 will be a repeat of 2019!

The 'Mapping the West' project took a very big leap this year, as...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-30-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks Allen -- actually those last three...

Many thanks Allen -- actually those last three are from west Texas (Dell City - between El Paso and Carlsbad), but the same general neighbourhood as NM! That bottom shot was a bit tricky - I wanted...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-30-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49297639873_e65dfb7981_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7ghQa)
Coming Home2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i7ghQa) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-30-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49298079146_426484ca14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i7ixpQ)
Omar (https://flic.kr/p/2i7ixpQ) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-29-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Appreciate the thought! The show was actually in...

Appreciate the thought! The show was actually in Baltimore at the Creative Alliance and closed on the 7th. Next show is in July in Harrisonburg, VA, then onto Carrizozo, NM in January 2021.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-29-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49294252497_af95caefc9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i6XVT8)
Jim Carson Jay and Jose (https://flic.kr/p/2i6XVT8) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-29-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
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Tribute to Bonnie (https://flic.kr/p/2i6UpGU) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-28-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Both with the new 24-70 f/2.8 S lens for the...

Both with the new 24-70 f/2.8 S lens for the Z7:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289786782_3c6fa19e04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i6z3o3)
Whitetail (https://flic.kr/p/2i6z3o3) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-26-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49277295373_e0460cb3c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5t27V)
Cotton1 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5t27V) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-26-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49277295373_e0460cb3c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5t27V)
Cotton1 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5t27V) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-25-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks John - it's going to be a lifelong...

Many thanks John - it's going to be a lifelong project!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 6,791
Posted By Vince Lupo
Don’t park here tonight okay? The 26th, fine. ...

Don’t park here tonight okay?

The 26th, fine. But tonight? Forget it!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_7b1039c43f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo)
The Lord's Parking Spot...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-24-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_ec6855a324_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo)
The Lord's Parking Spot (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_ec...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_ec6855a324_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo)
The Lord's Parking Spot (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_7b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271506942_7b1039c43f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo)So Do Not Take His Parking Spot! (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Xmqo) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49269390356_5b...

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Brandon1 (https://flic.kr/p/2i4Lvew) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49268456007_18...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49268456007_1819d68a30_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4FHu4)
Hauling Seed Bags (https://flic.kr/p/2i4FHu4) by Vince Lupo...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-24-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49267798323_b1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49267798323_b16cb6b870_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4CkYF)
Jay and MJ (https://flic.kr/p/2i4CkYF) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-24-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
Many thanks - that's a very good thought as to...

Many thanks - that's a very good thought as to why I likely didn't sell anything at that show, as well as a very insightful analysis of the work itself. On a bright note, I did sell a number of them...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-23-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Getting there. With the 85/1.8 wide open - this...

Getting there. With the 85/1.8 wide open - this lens has no business being this sharp wide open!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266908232_8db104f9d8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4xMoh)
Riley...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-23-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
The kid in his element -- don't think this one is...

The kid in his element -- don't think this one is going to be in any upcoming show :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266823512_fe5c8e59a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4xmcA)
Vinny by the Tracks...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-23-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266318472_e5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266318472_e5e8406782_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4uL51)
Jamie (https://flic.kr/p/2i4uL51) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-23-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266318472_e5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266318472_e5e8406782_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4uL51)
Jamie (https://flic.kr/p/2i4uL51) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-23-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,249
Posted By Vince Lupo
Still getting used to this camera. I tried the...

Still getting used to this camera. I tried the 'highlight-weighted metering' and this is what I got:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49265143106_a1e3da6787_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4oJF5)
Z7...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-23-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49263874992_ab...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49263874992_aba4e659ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4heH3)
Pablo2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i4heH3) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-23-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49263874992_ab...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49263874992_aba4e659ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4heH3)
Pablo2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i4heH3) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/), on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-22-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,106
Posted By Vince Lupo
Marty I’ve had the same issue as you’ve had with...

Marty I’ve had the same issue as you’ve had with your rangefinder being out. My Monochrom 246 has had its rangefinder go out three times since new. On the last go-round, I sent it to my good friend...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-22-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49258911926_83...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49258911926_83ff41523a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i3QNmW)
John Pete5 (https://flic.kr/p/2i3QNmW) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-22-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49258424428_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49258424428_104a4f4abc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i3NirN)
John Pete4 (https://flic.kr/p/2i3NirN) by Vince Lupo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/),...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-22-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,244
Posted By Vince Lupo
A couple of shots from the pecan harvest - not my...

A couple of shots from the pecan harvest - not my faves, but I like the textures in the first one and the tones in the second. Most likely neither one will be included in the overall...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-22-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,907
Posted By Vince Lupo
A couple of shots from the pecan harvest - not my...

A couple of shots from the pecan harvest - not my faves, but I like the tones.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49257828617_68c22b9786_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i3Kfkc)
Pecan Harvester1...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By Vince Lupo
It’s coming - gotta work through 4200 Monochrom...

It’s coming - gotta work through 4200 Monochrom photos from the recent West trip first!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By Vince Lupo
Tim I do a lot of architectural work (one of my...

Tim I do a lot of architectural work (one of my clients is the largest homebuilder in the United States), and I’m using my D4 and a number of PC lenses. I also belong to a large homebuilders...
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