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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,201
Posted By aizan
Rangefinders (more or less) 1. Leica M6 5. Leica...

Rangefinders (more or less)
1. Leica M6
5. Leica M3
9. Leica M4
16. Konica C35
20. Yashica Electro 35
22. Contax G2
27. Leica M2
34. Contax G1
35. Konica Hexar RF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 6,650
Posted By aizan
it's too bad there isn't a database of digitized...

it's too bad there isn't a database of digitized photography serials on the internet. they used to do real lens tests back in the day, and you would have been able to get a reliable answer more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,329
Posted By aizan
Haha, no problem here. :D

Haha, no problem here. :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 698
Posted By aizan
Top pick for me is a Rolleiflex Old Standard.

Top pick for me is a Rolleiflex Old Standard.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 6,650
Posted By aizan
I would ignore the person on Pentax Forum who...

I would ignore the person on Pentax Forum who said the 75mm FA had poor contrast in comparison. It has good contrast in and of itself, and it's nice to use on the 645 (not bulky and inconvenient).

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,329
Posted By aizan
whoa, nice! i've been wanting a jumelle camera...

whoa, nice! i've been wanting a jumelle camera for a while, but they're mostly for glass plates.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,357
Posted By aizan
There aren't many options so it should be an easy...

There aren't many options so it should be an easy choice!


Under $1000, compact, at least f/2, modern rendition:

- 35mm f/2 Voigtlander Ultron


A bit larger, but has everything else:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 1,929
Posted By aizan
I like all three of your choices, with the slight...

I like all three of your choices, with the slight edge going to the S2b for the manual wind and center-weighted meter.

But I'm more risk-averse these days, and if I had to actually buy a C/Y mount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,577
Posted By aizan
I've seen a lot of people (including seniors) on...

I've seen a lot of people (including seniors) on the Internet being dismissive of things like social distancing, the virus's fatality rate, and how the risk to public health isn't bad enough to take...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,577
Posted By aizan
One of the saddest things about this crisis is...

One of the saddest things about this crisis is how it's eliciting a lot of ageism. Some of it even coming from seniors, which is cruelly ironic!
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,577
Posted By aizan
I'm still GASing for the Light Lens Lab 8-element...

I'm still GASing for the Light Lens Lab 8-element Summicron replica. That's the only thing really happening these days.

With any luck, people will social distance enough and we'll be back to work...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,536
Posted By aizan
Andrew Bieber made the conversion. Here's the...

Andrew Bieber made the conversion. Here's the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adbieber/sets/72157647629987090/
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,536
Posted By aizan
I shopped far and wide for a compact panoramic...

I shopped far and wide for a compact panoramic camera w/o a rotating lens and settled on the Moment anamorphic lens. Phones are still annoying to use for my purposes (street-style shooting), but it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By aizan
Agreed! Canon RF mount, too.

Agreed! Canon RF mount, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,664
Posted By aizan
*Drool* This is the form factor of my dreams.

*Drool*

This is the form factor of my dreams.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By aizan
I finally got to play with it, so here's my list...

I finally got to play with it, so here's my list of practical improvements:

1) Usable, reliable autofocus in low light (EV3 and under)
2) Good sharpness with lens wide open
3) Touch screen autofocus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 847
Posted By aizan
Street photography has basically become the...

Street photography has basically become the abstract expressionism of photography: dominated by men, overlooks women out of habit, gushes about the singular touch of the artist (aka sensitivity to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By aizan
Verifying QA is all I bother with since I can...

Verifying QA is all I bother with since I can learn pretty much everything else by waiting for lens reviews and photo samples.

I shoot a test chart to check resolution and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By aizan
Sounds like you're in the middle of a creative...

Sounds like you're in the middle of a creative identity crisis!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By aizan
This has gone too far!

This has gone too far!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By aizan
As usual, an M10 special edition that looks like...

As usual, an M10 special edition that looks like this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7814/31698116237_a622691c0b_b.jpg

And an M-mount camera with a rangefinder-style EVF that has IBIS,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Remember that time when the outbreak of a virus...

Remember that time when the outbreak of a virus postponed a new lens and everybody freaked out?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
$400-750 for a grip? Geez...would someone make a...

$400-750 for a grip? Geez...would someone make a new one for $200?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,158
Posted By aizan
But rangefinders are very easy to use! They're...

But rangefinders are very easy to use! They're the least work to deal with. :confused:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
That one looks like it’s in good condition! Was...

That one looks like it’s in good condition! Was it an eBay find?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
The Plaubel was on my shopping list while I was...

The Plaubel was on my shopping list while I was shopping for a travel medium format camera. I ended up crossing it off because the bokeh can be harsh wide open. The rangefinder patch has fuzzy edges,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By aizan
I couldn't find service manuals for the Fuji, but...

I couldn't find service manuals for the Fuji, but it's probably a lot like other leaf shutter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By aizan
The lubricants in the lens are gummed up. Do you...

The lubricants in the lens are gummed up. Do you have the tools and experience to clean a lens? It can be a DIY project, but it's no walk in the park.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-12-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By aizan
Imagine this, except it’s the Reflex, with mounts...

Imagine this, except it’s the Reflex, with mounts for all the 6x4.5 SLR mounts.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
Electronic shutters: - Fujifilm GF670 - Fujifilm...

Electronic shutters:
- Fujifilm GF670
- Fujifilm GA645, etc.
- Bronica RF645
- Mamiya 6 and 7

Mechanical shutters:
- Fuji GS645, etc.
- Fuji 6x9 cameras
- Plaubel Makina 67, etc.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
If you're ok taking a camera bag with you while...

If you're ok taking a camera bag with you while you're on a trip, the Fuji will be ok. It was too inconvenient for me so I stick to things I can carry in my regular canvas tote bag type thing along...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By aizan
For trips, I recommend the smaller Bronica. IMO,...

For trips, I recommend the smaller Bronica. IMO, a Fuji 6x9 is too big to carry around for casual photography, even if the negative is much bigger. Unless you need the extra size for prints. Do you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,100
Posted By aizan
Oh, 90 degrees is the diagonal angle of view!...

Oh, 90 degrees is the diagonal angle of view! :bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,100
Posted By aizan
What about the Voigtlander 12mm MkIII? Crop it...

What about the Voigtlander 12mm MkIII? Crop it square and you'll have the same 90-degree angle of view as the SWC.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2020
Replies: 105
Views: 6,465
Posted By aizan
Thanks for the reminder. I've got to send my...

Thanks for the reminder. I've got to send my Stereo Realist red button viewer to be repaired. I cleaned a lot of battery corrosion out of it, but it still won't turn on.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
That makes sense. I never thought of that! But...

That makes sense. I never thought of that!

But why would a feature from (non)folding fixed-lens cameras make its way into Leica lenses? It just became "normal" or en vogue?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
OT: Why did apertures scales become equidistant...

OT: Why did apertures scales become equidistant when light value coupling became common?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 56,942
Posted By aizan
Just out of curiosity, do any copy stands use...

Just out of curiosity, do any copy stands use Arca Swiss style plates? If not, I could just stick a quick release on it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-07-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Several people in China have posted. Keep...

Several people in China have posted. Keep clicking the back button.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By aizan
Not currently. It shifts based on what I'm...

Not currently. It shifts based on what I'm working on. Right now my primary cameras are a Hasselblad 500c/m and iPhone with Moment Anamorphic lens.



Yes, when it was my primary camera.



It was...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
I've got my fingers crossed that it will, since...

I've got my fingers crossed that it will, since the Sony A6100 and A6400 both have flip up screens. Panasonic generally has more sense when it comes to video, so maybe they will return to the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
I want one because of the new lens, but I'm...

I want one because of the new lens, but I'm waiting to see if the Panasonic GX10 is set up properly for vlogging. It's rumored to have a mic jack, and if it has a fully-articulated LCD screen, I'll...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Yes, at least 11 have been delivered to the...

Yes, at least 11 have been delivered to the domestic market. There's a photo somewhere in this thread.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Brass will look *amazing* on a brassed black...

Brass will look *amazing* on a brassed black paint body. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
The hood is coming in late...

The hood is coming in late March:

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2934186&highlight=hood#post2934186
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By aizan
I wouldn't recommend any of the post-Rigid 50mm...

I wouldn't recommend any of the post-Rigid 50mm Summicrons because of bokeh issues (and flare, of course), except for the APO ASPH.

If focal length is the only thing you care about, I'd recommend...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
The original 8 element Summicron was the same, so...

The original 8 element Summicron was the same, so it's not unexpected!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Is it just me, or does that forum bounce you to...

Is it just me, or does that forum bounce you to the second page all the time and generally not want to stay put on page one that has the photos?

Anyway, some harsh bokeh shots in there making me...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
This one was...

This one was ok:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy2YzUvHDq0
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
Or wait to see what the Panasonic GX10 will be. :)

Or wait to see what the Panasonic GX10 will be. :)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
Sample photos at f/2 are looking sharp, though...

Sample photos at f/2 are looking sharp, though I'm seeing some "bulls-eye" OOF highlights in the bokeh of some photos.

Sounds like a great upgrade with the weather sealing, AF range limiter,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,750
Posted By aizan
What? How?

What? How?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,750
Posted By aizan
I'm frustrated with instant film in general....

I'm frustrated with instant film in general. Polaroid Spectra got killed for the wrong reasons, IMO. Supersense's One Instant Kickstarter uses expired chemistry. Color from Polaroid Originals still...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-04-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
This is my background image from now on.

This is my background image from now on.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
The full set of product images is up! Think I'll...

The full set of product images is up! Think I'll pre-order a black one....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
They got an image of the black...

They got an image of the black...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-03-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By aizan
The Fuji GS645 Pro does have a built-in meter,...

The Fuji GS645 Pro does have a built-in meter, but great news on getting the Mamiya 6! Being able to get more lenses for it is a big plus.

I've also learned more about repairing electronic cameras...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
The Leica Q focusing scale is a little odd...

The Leica Q focusing scale is a little odd because it skips over the usual 2-3-5-10 meter marks. With just the 2-infinity marks, it's really compressed.

On my Canon 28mm f/2.8 LTM, a full-length...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,068
Posted By aizan
Since the EVF is larger, they'd have to come up...

Since the EVF is larger, they'd have to come up with a slightly different form factor to put it in the corner. Maybe something inspired by the Olympus E-1, whose prism is pushed to the end. Or maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By aizan
Let's see... In 2015, the R3M/R2M cost $670 with...

Let's see...

In 2015, the R3M/R2M cost $670 with a case while they were still in production:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150421233353/https://cameraquest.com/voigt_250.htm

And then the price went...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
Maybe someone can tap a screw hole in the Oly's...

Maybe someone can tap a screw hole in the Oly's barrel and install a focusing stick.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
The Leica has a focusing tab, but the scale isn't...

The Leica has a focusing tab, but the scale isn't good.

The Olympus doesn't have a focusing tab, but the scale is good.

Will someone get it right, please? :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
*sigh* I wish they had changed it after all these...

*sigh* I wish they had changed it after all these years.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
YES! New lens, but no manual focusing tab like...

YES! New lens, but no manual focusing tab like the Leica Q. Why?!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By aizan
Yes, I'd recommend the R2M instead of R2S/C, if...

Yes, I'd recommend the R2M instead of R2S/C, if you can't find Nikon/Contax lenses in Hong Kong.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,068
Posted By aizan
It's a drag that Fuji customers prefer the EVF...

It's a drag that Fuji customers prefer the EVF over the OVF on the X-Pro3. It's like they're picking the X-Pro instead of the X-T for the sake of style, and they don't really care for the benefits of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,224
Posted By aizan
Fujifilm X100V leaked photos

I'm sure it's a great camera, but they really need to get rid of the built-in flash! I'm just going to hope that the black version looks better....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By aizan
The Hexar RF is superb, but I would recommend it...

The Hexar RF is superb, but I would recommend it as a complement to a more repairable camera.

The Bessas are not as reliable as some other cameras, but repair services are more available. I'd...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-02-2020
Replies: 143
Views: 14,365
Posted By aizan
Guess what? The Fuji DL-300 just bricked....

Guess what? The Fuji DL-300 just bricked. Motorwind is totally dead.

That’s two bricks out of four. Not the best batting average. 🧱

:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,912
Posted By aizan
28mm is the perfect focal length to take a photo...

28mm is the perfect focal length to take a photo of "the scene before me." It's wide enough to get the whole scene, minus peripheral vision, without getting obtrusively wide-angle-y. When shooting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Had to refresh my memory:...

Had to refresh my memory: https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2923748&postcount=521
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,567
Posted By aizan
Collapsible: Could have more contrast at f/2, but...

Collapsible: Could have more contrast at f/2, but bokeh is the nicest of all the Summicrons. Not very flare resistant. Very hard to get in good condition.

Rigid: Similar to the collapsible. Bokeh is...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-31-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,136
Posted By aizan
Winona Ryder is from a town called Winona? Good...

Winona Ryder is from a town called Winona?

Good taste in cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By aizan
I saw the news on Twitter this morning! A lot of...

I saw the news on Twitter this morning!

A lot of other museums have Open Access image collections, too. There's a good list of them in this research...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
The company's based in Beijing, but it sounds...

The company's based in Beijing, but it sounds like they're subcontracting components from multiple places.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,329
Posted By aizan
Hehe, not yet, but it’s been on the maybe try it...

Hehe, not yet, but it’s been on the maybe try it out list ever since Mike Johnston started roasting his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,329
Posted By aizan
Because coffee gear counts as photographic...

Because coffee gear counts as photographic equipment:

- Knock Aergrind
- Felicita Incline
- Hario V60 03 plastic dripper and 800ml range server
- Takahiro 0.9L kettle
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By aizan
GAS demands buying a Hasselblad X1Dii with the...

GAS demands buying a Hasselblad X1Dii with the new 45mm pancake.

https://static.bhphoto.com/images/multiple_images/images500x500/1579113041_IMG_1304365.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
*Standing ovation* Happy New Year indeed! How...

*Standing ovation*

Happy New Year indeed!

How soon until we can pay?!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2020
Replies: 7,549
Views: 3,883,207
Posted By aizan
That repaint looks better than new! Now I want an...

That repaint looks better than new! Now I want an M5 to send to the Starkies.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8,496
Posted By aizan
And years later, I ended up getting a Voigtländer...

And years later, I ended up getting a Voigtländer Rollfilm. The dial-set Compur shutter only shoots at one speed, so it’s sitting around until I can open it up and see what’s wrong.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,441
Posted By aizan
CLASSIC. :D

CLASSIC. :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-23-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By aizan
What repair shops are there in Australia? Call...

What repair shops are there in Australia? Call around and see if you can get referrals.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,731
Posted By aizan
What kind of "collectors" are we talking about?...

What kind of "collectors" are we talking about? Amateur photographers with GAS? Or a real antiquarian? The latter are sorely underappreciated.

Back to the topic of starting a school for Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By aizan
Lomography developed a bad rap in the early 2000s...

Lomography developed a bad rap in the early 2000s for charging a lot of money for low quality products and marketing it as lo-fi analog tech that makes artistic photos easy. They've done a lot of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By aizan
$12 for a roll of defective film... this is the...

$12 for a roll of defective film...

this is the kind of thing that gives lomography a bad name.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Definitely. It's vacation time.

Definitely. It's vacation time.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By aizan
I'm guessing the Texas Leica is out of contention...

I'm guessing the Texas Leica is out of contention now. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By aizan
My shortlist: - Summicron collapsible and rigid...

My shortlist:

- Summicron collapsible and rigid for the perfect match
- Elmar f/3.5 in M-mount for cheap, retro thrills
- Summarit f/1.5 in M-mount for harsh bokeh
- ZM C-Sonnar and Planar for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By aizan
I was in the exact same situation a while ago and...

I was in the exact same situation a while ago and went with the Fuji GS645. The shutter isn't the usual quiet "click" of most leaf shutters (check out my video to hear how loud it is), but it's ok...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,315
Posted By aizan
Don't leave the tripod at home! When I went on my...

Don't leave the tripod at home! When I went on my last big trip, I only took an SX-70 and iPhone as well, and I often wished that I had a tripod because the lens and film are on the slow side....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,993
Posted By aizan
The main reason I look for photos taken with a...

The main reason I look for photos taken with a certain camera is while I'm shopping to get a sense of its "performance envelope." The caveat here is that many cameras have pretty much the same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,624
Posted By aizan
The relative expensiveness of film has varied...

The relative expensiveness of film has varied over the decades. Making a chart is on my to do list....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By aizan
The pitch started out great, but my excitement...

The pitch started out great, but my excitement plummeted as I got to the table of contents.



And section 5:



Ugh! It's not a camera repair course at all, which is what we need to get young people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,077
Posted By aizan
I would get the Nikon since it's more repairable....

I would get the Nikon since it's more repairable. The Contax G1 is a risky purchase, so I would only choose that if a backup body is in your budget.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Lucky! It's good to hear a second opinion about...

Lucky!

It's good to hear a second opinion about the lens's precision and handling.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By aizan
You’d have to talk to a laser engraving shop to...

You’d have to talk to a laser engraving shop to find that out!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4,493
Posted By aizan
That's his son, also named Harry!

That's his son, also named Harry!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Thanks, Kevin! I think I'll get a white...

Thanks, Kevin!

I think I'll get a white paintstick. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
It will be white on the front ring?

It will be white on the front ring?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Can we get "China" engraving in white?

Can we get "China" engraving in white?
Forum: RFF News 01-09-2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11,215
Posted By aizan
And this is why I always get annoyed when people...

And this is why I always get annoyed when people say things like "Leicas were always expensive" (when they demonstrably were not AS expensive as they are now). Leica is now a gentrified brand....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,072
Posted By aizan
Here's my ranking of the best to worst looking...

Here's my ranking of the best to worst looking front decorations:

1. Small screw
2. Dot in matching color :angel:
3. Standard red dot
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4. Large flat screw
5....
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,616
Posted By aizan
The 2nd best option isn't on the list! -...

The 2nd best option isn't on the list!

- Matching dot color, e.g., Leica M8.2, or Leica M10 Zagato.
Forum: RFF News 01-09-2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11,215
Posted By aizan
At public events in Los Angeles...

At public events in Los Angeles (marches/protests, art and photography events and openings, waiting for a table at a popular restaurant), I almost always see someone under thirty with a full frame...
Forum: RFF News 01-09-2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11,215
Posted By aizan
The Leica market has gotten noticeably younger...

The Leica market has gotten noticeably younger since the days of the Epson R-D1. If Fuji made a full frame M-mount rangefinder for $3000, it would sell like crazy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Kevin, given the state of lens manufacturing...

Kevin, given the state of lens manufacturing capability in China, what’s the likelihood of new (non-large format) film cameras being produced in the next decade?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By aizan
State of Film Cameras in 2019 video interview

If you have about 40 minutes to spare and any interest in the repairability of film cameras, this interview on Nicos Photography Show is worth a watch.

https://youtu.be/RmTi4gH0nHI

The proverbial...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
There were actually several sets of color photos...

There were actually several sets of color photos where the original 8-element made darker shadows than the replica, despite the likelihood of some degree of haze....

Not sure what's going on!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,524
Posted By aizan
Make sure to test the reciprocity failure. There...

Make sure to test the reciprocity failure. There are several Youtube videos comparing old Acros to new Acros, but nobody has tested the most obvious thing people are interested in. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,300
Posted By aizan
how annoying a meterless camera and a handheld...

how annoying a meterless camera and a handheld meter is depends on the situations in which you're taking photos.

if you're casually taking photos sporadically while you're out doing other things,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
i was looking mostly at macro contrast,...

i was looking mostly at macro contrast, distortion, and sharpness. these shots didn't really have much bokeh or flare to look at.

so far, the results are almost identical, which is very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,544
Posted By aizan
I feel a little bad for all the young newcomers...

I feel a little bad for all the young newcomers to film photography. We've been seeing a market correction after many years of undervaluation, but some items have overcorrected so much that it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
There is barely any difference!

There is barely any difference!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,300
Posted By aizan
What are the various ways that you go out taking...

What are the various ways that you go out taking photos? In what scenarios do you prefer a built-in meter, handheld meter, AE, manual exposure? Then determine percentages to how much time you spend...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,578
Posted By aizan
And all I thought I was doing was plugging a nice...

And all I thought I was doing was plugging a nice P&S camera that was still a good deal these days. Thanks for that great story, Mike!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,578
Posted By aizan
If you're thinking about a point & shoot, I would...

If you're thinking about a point & shoot, I would plan to get a backup camera, so I wouldn't recommend anything that expensive: $150 maximum per camera.

I'll vouch for the Konica Big Mini, Konica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,666
Posted By aizan
Hehe, but will the ship sink? Camera companies...

Hehe, but will the ship sink? Camera companies need to keep old customers and add new customers or else things will get worse and worse. A whole generation of potential customers has different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,666
Posted By aizan
My guess is that a company or two will go out of...

My guess is that a company or two will go out of business, or at least take a big hit in market share, before they finally catch on.

Camera companies have to add the functionality that smartphones...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,666
Posted By aizan
I've been using my hand-me-down iPhone 6 Plus...

I've been using my hand-me-down iPhone 6 Plus with Moment lenses, and the usability issues are no joke!

1. The LCD screen is not bright enough when it's sunny. Composing a photo is a slow, tedious...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By aizan
No such thing!

No such thing!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
yes, that's it: the yellow and red paint on the...

yes, that's it: the yellow and red paint on the front ring engraving. were those colors a custom request? is the default color white?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Lucky #1! Santa delivered this year. Was the...

Lucky #1! Santa delivered this year.

Was the yellow and red engraving paint a custom request?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,666
Posted By aizan
The thing holding back smartphones from being...

The thing holding back smartphones from being great cameras is that they are still primarily smartphones. Their usability is still pretty limiting, and there's not much they can do within the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By aizan
Has Nikon ever thought about the obvious:...

Has Nikon ever thought about the obvious: diversify their business?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3,096
Posted By aizan
But...if weather sealing is pointless, why did...

But...if weather sealing is pointless, why did they improve it for the M10? And the M11 might have video, and IBIS is still useful for photography (especially travel, street, documentary, and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3,096
Posted By aizan
What the M11 could have that will make the M10...

What the M11 could have that will make the M10 depreciate like usual:

- More weather sealing
- IBIS
- Different sensor versions: high MP, standard MP, low MP
- Internal memory
- App integration...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By aizan
If you can get it repaired, that could be a good...

If you can get it repaired, that could be a good deal. Find out how much it would cost or if anyone still can.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,827
Posted By aizan
It's marketed as being less anxiety-inducing?...

It's marketed as being less anxiety-inducing? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
The OVF is now as functional as a standard Leica,...

The OVF is now as functional as a standard Leica, as in 35mm is the widest practical set of framelines. It’s a drag for sure. As a 28/50 user, the X-Pro3 competes with any other EVF-only camera like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
8-ELEMENT is what people usually call it, e.g.,...

8-ELEMENT is what people usually call it, e.g., the 8-element 35mm Summicron.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Makes me want to add a black paint lens to my...

Makes me want to add a black paint lens to my order...and buy a black paint Leica to go with it!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By aizan
Give the Heliar a chance! You can learn how to...

Give the Heliar a chance! You can learn how to scale-focus-by-feel (SFxF) and do street photography.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By aizan
I would trade the FLE and Color-Skopar for the...

I would trade the FLE and Color-Skopar for the Voigtlander 35mm f/2 Ultron. The Summicron pre-ASPH often gives harsh bokeh WOCA, and the ASPH can be harsh in similar situations, so they’re basically...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By aizan
Yeah, keep all of it, but I’d tidy up the Canon...

Yeah, keep all of it, but I’d tidy up the Canon stuff to keep it strictly for joy riding.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By aizan
Someday...there will be an M-mount,...

Someday...there will be an M-mount, rangefinder-style EVF mirrorless camera, and this lens will be great on it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By aizan
$49,000...is a lot of money.

$49,000...is a lot of money.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Mike Johnston said the king of bokeh was good at...

Mike Johnston said the king of bokeh was good at middle apertures at moderate distances. Lenses in the normal to mild wide angle range (35-50mm) often have harsh bokeh wide open and closeup, so you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Does it have to be a very expensive lens? One...

Does it have to be a very expensive lens? One that people want but is hard to get in good condition might be another good candidate. Something like the 50mm Summicron Rigid might be popular.

The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
But there aren’t any cameras with 60mm framelines.

But there aren’t any cameras with 60mm framelines.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,365
Posted By aizan
Nabbed a Fuji DL-300 / Cardia Hite for $50. I'm...

Nabbed a Fuji DL-300 / Cardia Hite for $50. I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest 35mm f/2.8 point & shoot available these days.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
The max is 8/9 characters, as long as it fits. :)

The max is 8/9 characters, as long as it fits. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Anybody else getting chrome? My engraving will...

Anybody else getting chrome?

My engraving will be “REPLICA-M”.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,942
Posted By aizan
Scrolling through this thread has me second...

Scrolling through this thread has me second guessing the Light Lens Lab 8-element replica. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Oh well, I thought of an even better idea...

Oh well, I thought of an even better idea today!

“REPLICA-M”

The “-M” brings it up to 9 characters and adds a contemporary touch. :D

DAG or Tamarkin can do the 6-bit coding, but it’s not something...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By aizan
I hope Voigtlander starts making lenses for Canon...

I hope Voigtlander starts making lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z mount!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Is the blackening on the hood durable? If it’s...

Is the blackening on the hood durable? If it’s like black chrome, that could be a very good looking finish.

About the customization text, is Japanese katakana a possibility? I had the idea to do...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-05-2019
Replies: 829
Views: 88,598
Posted By aizan
Lise Sarfati started using digital Leicas because...

Lise Sarfati started using digital Leicas because Kodachrome 200 was discontinued.

Peter Turnley uses an M10, too.

A thought crossed my mind the other day: Leica has become gentrified.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-02-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By aizan
Maybe I'll add "Start a Kickstarter to make...

Maybe I'll add "Start a Kickstarter to make replacement prisms for the Nikon F eye level finder" to my New Year's Resolutions.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By aizan
Pictures, please! It would be really cool if it...

Pictures, please! It would be really cool if it does have an M-mount.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Thanks for the explanation, Kevin! I'll try to...

Thanks for the explanation, Kevin! I'll try to think of something 8 characters long. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By aizan
My M2 had film advance issues, like a gear tooth...

My M2 had film advance issues, like a gear tooth would slip randomly every few frames. The shutter brake also wore out.

For a pretty good list of how Leicas break, check out the repair manual!
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,916
Posted By aizan
Voigtlander Bessa R2S. :D

Voigtlander Bessa R2S. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
I see, that’s understandable. What about the...

I see, that’s understandable. What about the placement of the customized text and place of origin? Can it read something like:

LIGHT LENS LAB BEIJING 000/500 REPLICA 1:2/35

Or maybe drop...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
I just wanted to double check, but will the...

I just wanted to double check, but will the placement of the customization text be adjustable? I'd like to be able to insert "SUMMICRON" (9 characters, but "I" doesn't take up too much space, does...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By aizan
- Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon - Voigtlander 35mm...

- Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon
- Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar
- Voigtlander 35mm f/2 Ultron
- Leica 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M
- Konica 35mm f/2 UC-Hexanon with LTM adapter

There are other lenses to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Nice touch!

Nice touch!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Whoaaaaa...I'm speechless. :D

Whoaaaaa...I'm speechless. :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,041
Posted By aizan
Harman makes a reusable “disposable” camera, and...

Harman makes a reusable “disposable” camera, and Kodak and Fuji make waterproof disposable cameras.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By aizan
The Artisan & Artist ACAM-280 is a simple,...

The Artisan & Artist ACAM-280 is a simple, understated, well-made strap.

I would love a braided horsehair strap if I could find one. That's as fancy a strap as I'd buy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By aizan
You can use a 35mm with the Leica CL if you...

You can use a 35mm with the Leica CL if you imagine what the angle of view will be. This video has a good illustration and explanation:

https://youtu.be/nBf5en0GKbo?t=806

See also this thread:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,624
Posted By aizan
Some cameras are financial investments. World’s...

Some cameras are financial investments.

World’s Most Expensive Camera Sells for $2.8 Million at Auction: The 1923 Prototype Leica O-series was one of only 25 ever...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,972
Posted By aizan
If the Leica M is a little big and heavy, the...

If the Leica M is a little big and heavy, the Konica Hexar RF is basically the same.

For something smaller or lighter, stick to the Zeiss Ikon ZM, Voigtlander Bessa, Minolta CLE, and Leica Cl. I'm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
No news on the hood, right?

No news on the hood, right?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By aizan
I did something like that with a suit. In the...

I did something like that with a suit. In the end, the jacket was a lost cause after multiple alterations by multiple tailors. The trousers are great, though!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By aizan
Try calling up Nippon Photoclinic!

Try calling up Nippon Photoclinic!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
While it is just one rough comparison, it’s...

While it is just one rough comparison, it’s enough to see that the replica’s supposedly more rounded aperture does lead to rounder OOF highlights in the f/4 photos. As expected, the photos from both...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Thanks for the test shots, Ed! They answer my...

Thanks for the test shots, Ed! They answer my question perfectly.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
Kevin, the next time you take sample photos, can...

Kevin, the next time you take sample photos, can you do some side-by-side shots at f/2 and at f/4? I’d like to see how the bokeh and OOF highlights smooth out with the rounded aperture blades.

Also,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By aizan
I buy camera both to use and to collect, and I...

I buy camera both to use and to collect, and I approach them differently.

If I’m shopping for a new camera with a specific purpose in mind, I do these things:

1. Find out what gear that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By aizan
At this point, I'd only buy cameras on Jauce....

At this point, I'd only buy cameras on Jauce. You'll still see some duplicate postings from eBay, but most of the sellers are actual individuals rather than the group of "buy up everything and raise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,458
Posted By aizan
I can’t think of any reviewer who is a truly...

I can’t think of any reviewer who is a truly amazing photographer, but there are plenty who are pretty good or not bad.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By aizan
So as of this evening, I've got a 6x9 Voigtländer...

So as of this evening, I've got a 6x9 Voigtländer Rollfilm with an 11.4cm f/4.5 Anastigmat Skopar in a dial-set Compur on the way. I'll keep an eye out for a Heliar and let you know if it fits or not!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-13-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,580
Posted By aizan
I like the way this guy thinks. :D The 8-element...

I like the way this guy thinks. :D The 8-element Summicron is one of those lenses whose bokeh gets smoother when you stop down 2 stops.

What city is Light Lens Lab based in? I'd customize the front...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By aizan
I would think the lens/shutter assemblies are the...

I would think the lens/shutter assemblies are the same if they were for the same camera model to keep it simple. I wish I could get my hands on some cameras to confirm, but all I’ve got are internet...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By aizan
are the lenses and shutters on folding cameras interchangeable?

So if you had a folder with an anastigmat in a Derval shutter, could you swap it for a Heliar in a Compur shutter later if you came across one? Assuming they are the same focal length and for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By aizan
Another Pentax P30 fan here. Try poking around...

Another Pentax P30 fan here.

Try poking around this long list of K-mount cameras, too:

https://www.butkus.org/chinon/lenses/ultimate_k-mount.htm
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,355
Posted By aizan
What a wonderful, affecting story! Thank you for...

What a wonderful, affecting story! Thank you for sharing, Simon. You're fortunate to have something of Tom's that's always with you.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,140
Posted By aizan
Is none an option? $1500 and I might be tempted....

Is none an option? $1500 and I might be tempted. I’d pay $3000 only for the M10.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By aizan
The II and III viewfinders are basically the same...

The II and III viewfinders are basically the same on both GW and GSW. It shouldn’t be hard to focus, so I’d agree that it must have aged.

The GSW has a sharp edged, sort of pill-shaped rangefinder...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By aizan
Lol, awesome! Anything Leica-related gets lots of...

Lol, awesome! Anything Leica-related gets lots of views on YT.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By aizan
You can remove the current finish, fill in the...

You can remove the current finish, fill in the engravings (soldering, bondo, etc.), then repaint the camera either black or silver (Kanto can do silver).
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By aizan
Speaking of Contax, the Voigtlander 25mm in Nikon...

Speaking of Contax, the Voigtlander 25mm in Nikon S mount is $300 new with the viewfinder on the auction site. The R2s goes for $600.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By aizan
Just an idea: $450 Leica IIIc, in good, recently...

Just an idea:

$450 Leica IIIc, in good, recently CLA'd condition
$350 Voigtlander 25mm f/4 LTM
$100 Voigtlander 25mm viewfinder, plastic

$900
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By aizan
If 28mm is your main lens: - Bessa R4a - Konica...

If 28mm is your main lens:

- Bessa R4a
- Konica Hexar RF
- Minolta CLE
- 0.58 Leica M

If 24mm is your main lens AND you don't get a 28mm:

- Bessa R4a
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,540
Posted By aizan
Last time: Pentax 6x7 and Leica MP. Not doing...

Last time: Pentax 6x7 and Leica MP. Not doing that again!

Next time: I’m thinking Fujica GS645 and Konica Big Mini.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By aizan
Yeah, those accessory folding frame finders like...

Yeah, those accessory folding frame finders like the Kodak Retina ones are no good, but the built-in wire frame sports finders with a targeting aid like in a Cocarette are...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,372
Posted By aizan
What Ko.Fe said. Wire frame finders are great for...

What Ko.Fe said. Wire frame finders are great for glasses wearers, and big.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,366
Posted By aizan
Try researching "life cycle assessment" to learn...

Try researching "life cycle assessment" to learn more about the impacts of photographic product production. I found an article on digital vs. film that finds that there are tradeoffs but neither is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
Jonas Rask mentions that most X-Pro owners do use...

Jonas Rask mentions that most X-Pro owners do use the EVF a lot more than the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
So... fully-articulated LCD = dad at a...

So...

fully-articulated LCD = dad at a wedding

but...

LCD hinged at the bottom = a very cool, real serious photographer?

:rolleyes:
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
After all the griping is said and done, I think...

After all the griping is said and done, I think I'm still going to get one even though it's not a big step forward like the X-Pro2 was.

Pros
- "C" setting on ISO dial, set with the front dial (no...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
It’s like choosing a car: some look better in one...

It’s like choosing a car: some look better in one color than another. The particular, muted contours of the X-Pro3 look best in the Dura silver, IMO. Not sure how bad it’ll look with fingerprints and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
Jonas Rask says they removed the dual...

Jonas Rask says they removed the dual magnification feature from the reverse-Galilean viewfinder in order to make the EVF...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,931
Posted By aizan
So what is going on in Wetzlar? How is "a renewed...

So what is going on in Wetzlar? How is "a renewed interest in classical products" the result of the "eradication" of "the soul of Leica products"? How is the M-system "sidelined"? What are "the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
The thing that bugs me is that Fuji decided to...

The thing that bugs me is that Fuji decided to prioritize a “statement” camera instead of prioritizing maximum usability.

Direction 1: The LCD hinge limits the audience and satisfies the “true...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
One last gripe: the X-Pro2 had the nicer top...

One last gripe: the X-Pro2 had the nicer top plate...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-24-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By aizan
Looks like the same thing as an apodization...

Looks like the same thing as an apodization filter like on the Fuji 56/1.2.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,020
Posted By aizan
Making the rear LCD screen annoying to use is the...

Making the rear LCD screen annoying to use is the whole point. That extra “friction” and “unease of use” is intentional.

On the other hand, they’re trying to have their cake and eat it, too. It...
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