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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-30-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By srtiwari
I have had dealings with them, involving,both,...

I have had dealings with them, involving,both, the owner and one of the salesmen. I have bought a Monochrom from them and some lenses. I also later traded in a Monochrom. They have always been very...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By srtiwari
I recently bought a used Lumix LX100, as I...

I recently bought a used Lumix LX100, as I thought 4K video might be fun on trips.
Did not enjoy video shooting as an activity, and returned the camera to B&H.
However, the LX100 is an incredible...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Further... 1. It only occurs in Lightroom,...

Further...
1. It only occurs in Lightroom, although I thought I saw it once in Iridient. Never happened again !
2. Reimporting into Lightroom sometimes does not replicate the problem.
2. Happens...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Oh, Oh ! Problem NOT solved. I had thought it...

Oh, Oh ! Problem NOT solved.
I had thought it was the Card reader, but now another Card reader (which I have used in the past without problems) has the same issue. And yet, the desktop view of the...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you for that. I'm going to try it. -Subhash

Thank you for that. I'm going to try it.
-Subhash
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Thanks for the side note Peter. I am forced to...

Thanks for the side note Peter.
I am forced to use high ISO in low light, and use -.7 to -2.0 to generate an image that duplicates the low light, rather than it showing up as bright daylight. Is...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you all for the feedback ! Further.. I put...

Thank you all for the feedback !
Further..
I put the same SD card, with the original images still on it, into a different reader, and reimported them into Lightroom, and also Iridient, and they were...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
Yes the JPGs are fine. Yes, I opened the files...

Yes the JPGs are fine.
Yes, I opened the files with Iridient, and they show the same banding.

However, when I look at the file directly on the SD card itself when mounted on my Desktop (Mac), it...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,744
Posted By srtiwari
New A6000 issue

Just picked up a new Sony a6000 at B&H this past weekend, and shot a few frames back here in Florida today.
The RAW files have this strange bright banding on most, but not all images. The JPEGs of...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,368
Posted By srtiwari
Though a bit inconvenient, there is an add-on EVF...

Though a bit inconvenient, there is an add-on EVF for $250 one can use on the M240. For me, selling the M240, and buying the SL, would certainly set me back more than that. :(
Any other advantages in...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,368
Posted By srtiwari
What would be the advantage of this, over an...

What would be the advantage of this, over an M240, if one only wanted to use M lenses ? :confused:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-26-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By srtiwari
If one is willing to be seen in public, one...

If one is willing to be seen in public, one should be willing to be photographed in a public place. After all, isn't the photograph merely a record of one's public activity ?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-30-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,474
Posted By srtiwari
Woo Hoo !

Sold my MM9 earlier. Have been admiring the images by Vince Lupo and others for the last few weeks, and was patiently waiting in line for a 246.
None of the dealers seem to be receiving regular...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you. Thats reassuring. Any easy way to...

Thank you. Thats reassuring. Any easy way to clean that without sending it out to Leica ?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,304
Posted By srtiwari
Dust on Sensor ?

The attached picture is a crop from a Leica Monochrom image. This appeared a month ago and is now at the same place on every image. Just a "blower" didn't fix the problem.
Is this some stubborn dust...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-01-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,474
Posted By srtiwari
Leica store said "in a week or so", but had no...

Leica store said "in a week or so", but had no idea how many they would be alloted in their initial shipment.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By srtiwari
Very classy and understated tribute. Nicely done.

Very classy and understated tribute.
Nicely done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By srtiwari
The tragic and untimely death of an Australian...

The tragic and untimely death of an Australian cricketer..

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/hugh-d02.html
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-03-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,009
Posted By srtiwari
Just came across this thread. Can't be certain if...

Just came across this thread. Can't be certain if I've dealt with Sparrow or not, but the name is familiar, maybe just from browsing on RFF. Nevertheless, was sad to hear that he was unwell, and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-04-2014
Replies: 5,385
Views: 808,154
Posted By srtiwari
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3344/U3344I1412463610.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF News 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,415
Posted By srtiwari
Does this also allow for images to be uploaded to...

Does this also allow for images to be uploaded to the classifieds for items for sale ?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-26-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,112
Posted By srtiwari
Hi Roger, For me, the use of the "Second best"...

Hi Roger,

For me, the use of the "Second best" camera is limited to times when I feel the need to justify owning it. Of course, the question as to why I don't just sell the all the "second bests",...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2014
Replies: 466
Views: 80,206
Posted By srtiwari
http://www.leicaimages.com/gallery/3248/med_U3248I...

http://www.leicaimages.com/gallery/3248/med_U3248I1397440865.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By srtiwari
I am grateful for the recommendations. Some of...

I am grateful for the recommendations. Some of these lenses (all Leica) may also need focus adjustment. Do all these people also do that ? I suspect that is not included in a CLA. Doesn't that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By srtiwari
Best Lens repair/CLA service

Have several Leica lenses that could do with disassembly and cleaning. Couldn't find a ready source in the forum here. I believe Sherry K. and Youxin Y. do this work, as I'm sure, does Leica.
Anyone...
Forum: Photo Software 03-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,839
Posted By srtiwari
I would recommend also trying out other products,...

I would recommend also trying out other products, that I found to be almost as good, and have "trial" downloads available.
These are from -
OnoneSoftware.com
Topazlabs.com

Both of these are Plugins....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,503
Posted By srtiwari
I'm not aware that this well tested method is...

I'm not aware that this well tested method is undisputed. I know that Mailand has talked about the M9 in this regard, but believe I've seen (somewhere) that others disagreed. I own an M240 but have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By srtiwari
Anyone buy from Hobbstorm.com ?

I'm looking at buying some gear, and see hobbstorm.com as a Leica dealer. Anyone use them ? Any problems ? Their prices seem reasonable...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 72,887
Posted By srtiwari
I agree with this completely. In switching from...

I agree with this completely.
In switching from the M9, I expected only what was not debatable- higher resolution (so I may down-sample if its own benefits), better shutter, better ISO headroom,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-28-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13,969
Posted By srtiwari
Here's something to report- Picture of my dog, at...

Here's something to report-
Picture of my dog, at ISO2000, converted, and noise corrected in Iridient. It took some exploring to figure out the options, but very...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-26-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13,969
Posted By srtiwari
Just discovered this thread. Very exciting ! Will...

Just discovered this thread. Very exciting ! Will try this out. I just wondered- have ben using Iridient instead of SPP. Does this work as well re: the B&W Monochrome for high ISO ? I'm not sure I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-17-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 13,680
Posted By srtiwari
I understand that. Since Dante's blog refers to...

I understand that. Since Dante's blog refers to marginal difference between the M and the MM in that regard, I wondered if one would only those differences only above a certain magnification. And the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,180
Posted By srtiwari
I agree with this completely- leave the OP alone....

I agree with this completely- leave the OP alone. He is merely sharing his experiences !
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-17-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 13,680
Posted By srtiwari
Hi Dante, Really liked the ongoing review. Like...

Hi Dante, Really liked the ongoing review.
Like many, for me, the issue re: MM vs M240 seems to hinge on how well the M240 will render Black and white images.
I have read your earlier comments, but...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-13-2013
Replies: 387
Views: 81,337
Posted By srtiwari
Very nice image. I have a question, though. What...

Very nice image. I have a question, though. What is the tiny grid like pattern seen over the entire picture in "Original size" on Flickr ? I do not see it in other, even larger, views, and it looks...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By srtiwari
I too own one of these, as well as a Summaron...

I too own one of these, as well as a Summaron 35/2.8, also goggled.
The additional glass in the goggles does make the viewfinder image darker, varying in degree depending on if any haze etc is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By srtiwari
I've sent lenses to Youxin Ye for repair/CLA-...

I've sent lenses to Youxin Ye for repair/CLA- very inexpensive and relatively quick.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By srtiwari
You cannot argue with the almost Zen like...

You cannot argue with the almost Zen like simplicity of no. 52
-If you want to photograph a flower, it is better to photograph the flower !
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,158
Posted By srtiwari
I couldn't agree more ! This is the 2nd M6 I have...

I couldn't agree more ! This is the 2nd M6 I have owned since the 90s, and they have never failed me.
The one i'm selling in the ads, is both, beautiful, and solid. I'm still not sure that selling it...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By srtiwari
Don't know about the RX1, but the Nex-5n is able...

Don't know about the RX1, but the Nex-5n is able to switch between 4.8x and 9.5x with the same button that turns on magnification, and is separate from the peaking on/off control. That allows for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 6,418
Posted By srtiwari
Of course, I had forgotten, assuming that one...

Of course, I had forgotten, assuming that one side was flat (or at least the bayonet was deep enough) not to make a difference. I think returning my Metabones Leica M/Fuji X adapter was the best...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you, Michael. I have enjoyed seeing your...

Thank you, Michael. I have enjoyed seeing your wonderful images, both , here, and on your website. Having just acquired a Monocrom, I am slowly learning to use it to achieve the look I like. Whereas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 6,418
Posted By srtiwari
Wink Thank you for that enlightening explanation. I...

Thank you for that enlightening explanation. I would not even consider tampering with one of my expensive lenses. I had wondered whether buying a (relative to lens) inexpensive adapter ( Leica M to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 6,418
Posted By srtiwari
How to "shim" lens ?

Am just getting into using some legacy lens on sony/fuji bodies. None of the adapters seem to focus exactly to infinity (I am told) at the end of their rotation- some go too far, others not far...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Interesting ! I was about to order an M adapter...

Interesting ! I was about to order an M adapter for the NEX-5n, but will now consider the Phigmenttech product. The adapter I received free when I bought the used camera does not permit infinity...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-28-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
I'm doing something very similar. I've sold my...

I'm doing something very similar.

I've sold my M9.
I just received an MM from out west that is a real beaut !
Amazingly, the day after I got the MM, I got called about my long ordered M240 having...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
Gary, Thanks for a very constructive response. I...

Gary, Thanks for a very constructive response.
I plan to follow your recommendations, and have a better idea over the weekend.
When you say the XE-1 may be developing incorrectly, do you mean in LR5...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
There is no OVF on the XE-1

There is no OVF on the XE-1
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
No, not the same issue, I don't think. I first...

No, not the same issue, I don't think.

I first received the camera, and the adapter, and when the pictures were not too crisp with the legacy lens (more than one, including the ZM 35/2.8 and the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
At this point, I think I need a different...

At this point, I think I need a different adapter, and will try and swap the lens !
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
I know you're trying to help. I'm trying to...

I know you're trying to help. I'm trying to figure out what can be wrong, and the "bad copy" is one explanation. As I noted earlier, exchanging the lens for a hopefully better copy is one plan.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
1. I have not used a Zeiss Ikon. My film M bodies...

1. I have not used a Zeiss Ikon. My film M bodies and the OM-D, all seem to be less loud, and am surprised.
2. I would have been more than happy with the images being as good as those from X100s.
3....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
This gives me hope. perhaps I need to have it...

This gives me hope. perhaps I need to have it exchanged.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
The reason I am posting this is to try and...

The reason I am posting this is to try and resolve some issues. I can't tell whether the problems relate to the particular body (not model), the adapter, or something else. That is why I noted the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,832
Posted By srtiwari
Fuji-X'pertise' needed !

Love the X100s, so bought a used XE-1 body, and then the 35/1.4 lens, and a Metabones adapter to use my M/LTM lenses.

1. The 35/1.4 images are nice, but nothing like those out of the X100s.
2. On...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By srtiwari
Thanks, Godfrey. I may return the adapter for...

Thanks, Godfrey. I may return the adapter for another brand.
Any ideas about the best preventive strategy ? Other than over-tightening ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By srtiwari
Adapter binding issue

After using a M to LTM adapter, on top of a Fuji XF to M (Metabones) adapter, they would not separate. I almost never "over-tighten" threaded lens to an adapter, but could not easily detach it. The...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By srtiwari
How about this one ? (My current favorite.) The...

How about this one ? (My current favorite.)
The X100s, flash, and charger, each fit into one of the three compartments one can create with the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you, gentlemen. That was very helpful. 2...

Thank you, gentlemen. That was very helpful.
2 more questions-

1. I often shoot a frame looking through the EVF, and them instinctively try to look at it on the LCD. But the recently shot picture...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By srtiwari
Question for XE-1/X-pro1 experts.

Just received the XE-1 and a Metabones Fuji x to Leica M adapter. Getting the hang of things slowly; no Fuji lens in possession yet, so trying the Leica legacy lenses.
Able to use the focus "peaking...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-16-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 9,826
Posted By srtiwari
Having just received the XE-1, I am comparing the...

Having just received the XE-1, I am comparing the IQ to my summicron 50 on an M9, and am undecided. If that doesn't seem satisfying, I can aways get a 35/1.4 and use it. I would then either go back...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-16-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 9,826
Posted By srtiwari
You're the second person in this short thread to...

You're the second person in this short thread to not care for the 18/2. I think thats out of the running for me.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-16-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 9,826
Posted By srtiwari
Best XF Lens combinations ?

Have just acquired an XE-1 body used, but have no lenses so far. The Metabones Fuji X to M adapter should arrive soon, and allow use of the legacy lenses. :D
Meanwhile, since there are now around 15...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By srtiwari
I tend to like smaller bags than most, specially...

I tend to like smaller bags than most, specially using a smaller camera system.
I love this bag, for just $45, and will hold all the stuff, though I'm not sure that will include the long telephoto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,317
Posted By srtiwari
To me this is the only 'Healthy' approach to it....

To me this is the only 'Healthy' approach to it. Unlike Chris, some of us (myself included) often adorn ourselves with this stuff - much like jewelry- and do not push its use as much as one probably...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,822
Posted By srtiwari
+1 It can be used from complete "Auto" to fully...

+1
It can be used from complete "Auto" to fully manual. The only time you will need to buy another camera (doesn't everyone have 2 at least ? :eek:) is if she -
-wants to do film developing, ...
Forum: Photo Software 07-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By srtiwari
I have, and like it. It is the only 'other'...

I have, and like it. It is the only 'other' software for Sigma X3F files (which I hope to use as soon as my DP2M arrives- today !), but also works on Fuji Raw files. I think its pretty good, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,006
Posted By srtiwari
What a joke !

Here is an interesting ad on FleaBay-

A "New" Leica M9 for sale, shows both a Black, and a Steel Gray body. The latter shows several scratches. BUT, despite all this, it has had 15 bids, and now...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-28-2013
Replies: 424
Views: 79,187
Posted By srtiwari
I've always been suspicious of "Instant love"- of...

I've always been suspicious of "Instant love"- of any kins (LOL)

BTW, the 'other' RAW developer for X3F files is Iridient. Just downloaded and installed it on my Mac. Amazingly, nothing crashed, and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-28-2013
Replies: 424
Views: 79,187
Posted By srtiwari
I'm looking forward to testing it out soon....

I'm looking forward to testing it out soon. Unfortunately, I've heard of frequent software "crashes" with SPP on the Mac.

With the DP2M and the Sirui T-025X, I should be all set for some exciting...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-27-2013
Replies: 424
Views: 79,187
Posted By srtiwari
These are beautiful images, and convinced me to...

These are beautiful images, and convinced me to buy in.
I just ordered a DP2M online for$799, and should be here Monday !!
What have most people found to be the best RAW converter for the DP2M files ?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,674
Posted By srtiwari
I like images with little or no grain, and cannot...

I like images with little or no grain, and cannot actually tell whether an image began as Analog or Digital. When I raise this issue as a way of asking for actual images to try and understand the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By srtiwari
Other than the "Super Chip sensor" part of the...

Other than the "Super Chip sensor" part of the rumor, didn't Olympus already do this beautifully with the OM-D ?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,160
Posted By srtiwari
Based on comments from Joe and Keith, I went...

Based on comments from Joe and Keith, I went ahead and bought the Sirui T-025X, which arrived today. It is a lovely piece of work, and seems very right for the x100s and my Leica RF bodies with a 35...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By srtiwari
I have asked this earlier in the thread, but did...

I have asked this earlier in the thread, but did not receive a response- Why shoot JPEG at all ? My x100s, allows me to switch the film mode to Black and White, while recording only RAW. Is this not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By srtiwari
Never thought of that, but I agree. No matter how...

Never thought of that, but I agree. No matter how good the JPEGs are, the developed from RAW in LR5 will always be at least as good. So why keep the RAW ? I will do this from now, but that raises a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By srtiwari
This would lead me to assume that the JPEGs from...

This would lead me to assume that the JPEGs from the GXR-M are never good enough (since you throw them all away)?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By srtiwari
JPEG, RAW or Both ?

Having a camera with Raw capability almost always makes me want to shoot JPEG and RAW- mainly in the hope that I might capture one or two really great pictures that I can optimize from RAW. However,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 290
Views: 22,032
Posted By srtiwari
50s are a very attractive focal length. So I own...

50s are a very attractive focal length. So I own a few...

Leica Summilux Pre Asph II
Leica Summilux Asph
Leica Summicron V3
Zeiss ZM Planar
Summitar LTM
Elmar 50/3.5
CV LTM 50/2.5
Canon 50/1.4 LTM
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
I know now that you did not read the entire...

I know now that you did not read the entire thread :D
I already have 4 M and 3 LSM bodies. Its the digital that I'm talking about...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
Here is the rest of the story. I actually also...

Here is the rest of the story. I actually also own the OM-D system, with the M adapters etc. The body is simply fabulous, but I am not so happy with the IQ. I am hoping the APS-C size and the new...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
Roger, who I believe is no longer on RFF, had...

Roger, who I believe is no longer on RFF, had made a flippant response, to my question, knowing (again, I believe) that I was asking about a Digital body. I already own an M6, M7, 2 M2s, a IIF, IIIG,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
Firstly, I had hoped to find a Typ 240 by now,...

Firstly, I had hoped to find a Typ 240 by now, and did not realize how long it would take. Secondly, I can always buy back another M9 if I wanted to- there's no shortage of people selling them for...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-15-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,886
Posted By srtiwari
Losing the Light Meter

I have held on to an M6, and contemplated selling my M2s, only because I have not acquired enough expertise to go "meter-less". And I hate carrying a separate meter. i am very envious of those that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 10,898
Posted By srtiwari
Very timely, Keith. I was wondering about this...

Very timely, Keith. I was wondering about this myself.
Over the years, I have sold M6s, an M4, an M3, and an MP. BUT, I now have 2 M2s, and an M6. Much as I try, I cannot seem to sell my M2 and pare...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-13-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By srtiwari
I like the picture. Like some, had this been...

I like the picture.
Like some, had this been mine, I would have cropped about a 1/4th of the left and bottom, but that would compromise the 'mood', I think, even though, compositionally, it might be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,160
Posted By srtiwari
Thanks for all the feedback re: choices. I was...

Thanks for all the feedback re: choices. I was leaning no pun) towards a Monopod, but am now reconsidering. I like the Sirui range on my online search, but am still undecided. I may wait until going...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By srtiwari
Considering Monopod...

Having decided that a stable support would greatly help my kind of Photography, I wanted to buy a tripod. Unfortunately, the weight/bulk may be a hassle, and a Monopod seems like a good compromise. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By srtiwari
Love these images. I'm also very impressed with...

Love these images. I'm also very impressed with the camera, and looked at the original sized images on smugmug.
I have a question, though-
The only picture that shows some noise-like artifact is the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By srtiwari
I own a V700, and discovered that in my case, the...

I own a V700, and discovered that in my case, the scans were sharpest when laid on the glass - the point of focus on my machine happened to be ath the glass. I would try that, preferably by also...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 424
Views: 79,187
Posted By srtiwari
Keith, I don't own a Sigma, but am told the focus...

Keith,
I don't own a Sigma, but am told the focus is slow, and high ISO shots not-so-good, both of which would be problems in low light. Despite that, your pictures look great. How do you overcome...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-28-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,160
Posted By srtiwari
Help deciding on Tripod & Head

Would like to do more photography using a tripod.
I'm 5'10"" , weigh about 180, and am getting old. I own and use Leica M bodies, and a Rollei TLR.
What would be a stable, but portable, mid-priced...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By srtiwari
FWIW, I've had a copy of Photo Ninja for a while...

FWIW, I've had a copy of Photo Ninja for a while now, and my RAW files look consistently, tho' only slightly better than from LR5.
One can download a trial copy of PhotoNinja from picturecode.com
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-25-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 6,262
Posted By srtiwari
There is talk (Rumour) of an XE-2 and X Pro-2...

There is talk (Rumour) of an XE-2 and X Pro-2 later this year.

I like the size of the x100s, and the XM-1 is even smaller- not sure if it might be too small ?
Does anyone know what the differences...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-25-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,946
Posted By srtiwari
I'm a bit unclear. In terms of Image quality,...

I'm a bit unclear. In terms of Image quality, what will be the difference from the XE-1 and XPro-1 ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,199
Posted By srtiwari
Its a form of artistic expression, not...

Its a form of artistic expression, not necessarily intended to be 'realistic'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 12,296
Posted By srtiwari
Not necessarily. In many parts of the world,...

Not necessarily. In many parts of the world, taking pictures of beggars, homeless people, or others that tourists often photograph, the subjects often demand money. Refusing them can be, in some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
Well....maybe, not quite so fast, Mr....

Well....maybe, not quite so fast, Mr. duh...:rolleyes:
I had a Tri-x roll, already exposed at 1000ISO, but had run out of Diafine. So I used the method employed by others- diluting the HC110 B x3,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
Never really gets that hot, I don't believe.

Never really gets that hot, I don't believe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
Try...

Try this...https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22416612/Graintest%20(2%20of%201).jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-19-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Following your advice :) Sold M9, should have the...

Following your advice :)
Sold M9, should have the Typ 240 in a year or so, but am in line.
Love my M2. Selling one (see ad) and keeping one.
I already feel happier :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
80F in the apartment. Wasn't actually in a...

80F in the apartment. Wasn't actually in a closet, but rather in a desk drawer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
The developer was 68F, the tap water closer to...

The developer was 68F, the tap water closer to 75F, for the presoak and wash.
Doesn't look like what I would think of as reticulation- this is more like sprinkled salt, and less like "cracked" film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
Yes the whole film is like that. Can't see...

Yes the whole film is like that.
Can't see anything unusual on the shiny (base) side.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By srtiwari
Diagnosis, anyone ?

I've been trying to work on my film developing and have recently developed several rolls, including some that have been lying around for a few months in a closet.
Here's one that I wasn't too...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-19-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Makes perfect sense to me.

Makes perfect sense to me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By srtiwari
Yes I have, and upgraded, even tho' I'm not sure...

Yes I have, and upgraded, even tho' I'm not sure it is worth $79. Would depend, I guess, on how much you need -
1. Smart preview, when you want to keep post-processing a preview, away from the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By srtiwari
Sounds like a good idea; one that I might follow...

Sounds like a good idea; one that I might follow as well. Of course, the concern I would have would be re: storing toxic chemicals in a bedroom closet. Doesn't quite seem right, even tho' I cannot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Will, I'd like that, and in fact have a Leica...

Will, I'd like that, and in fact have a Leica enlarger in storage. Unfortunately, apartment living does not allow me that space, at least for now. However, I'm hopeful, and thhus not selling the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2013
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,293
Posted By srtiwari
very nice...

I really like this image, and am somewhat mystified by it.
It has produced beautiful tones, and a creamy smoothness to it. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Wow ! I've previously witnessed others being...

Wow !
I've previously witnessed others being helped with various issues, here on RFF, but am very humbled by the help everyone has given me with my "Grainy" problem. Not only has it been very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Thanks, DNG. Yes I agree it is a bit OOF, but it...

Thanks, DNG.
Yes I agree it is a bit OOF, but it may be because it is over enlarged- about a 500x600 crop from a 10170x8679 file !!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Jim, Appreciate your helping. Chris C's site and...

Jim,
Appreciate your helping. Chris C's site and directions are great ! I'm actually going to read and follow them now...(LOL)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Getting there...

Muuuuuuuch better !
Using the Nikon 9000 + Vuescan at 4000DPI made a 88MB file, which (amazingly) at 100% had LESS grain than the earlier ones.
Here's a much smaller crop of the same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
1. V700 with Epson scan, though I also have...

1. V700 with Epson scan, though I also have access to a Nikon 9000. I don't use it as much, since my OSX 10.8 does not do Nikon scan, and the Vuescan is "fiddly".

2. Always try 4000 dpi with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Like I said, I have no idea what to do...

Like I said, I have no idea what to do next.
Assuming that the problem is the scanning, why is no one else having the same problem. After all, aren't all these scanned images ?
Clayne, your images...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-16-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,061
Posted By srtiwari
People often refer to someone else having a...

People often refer to someone else having a "closed mind" if they fail to consider our point of view. since we're all pretty adamant about some things, could many of us consider ourselves open...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Redisburning, I am currently running 2 more...

Redisburning, I am currently running 2 more films, both in 35mm- Agfa APX100 at 80 ISO, and Tri-X at 1000 ISO. Haven't decided on developing the APX, but will do Diafine the Tri-x.
I realize that I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
You've come in late into the conversation, so you...

You've come in late into the conversation, so you may not know. But, its whats not working is what we're trying to nail down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
redisburning, I completely agree with you. I...

redisburning, I completely agree with you.
I looked at your picture of the dog in its original size on Flickr, and its great ! That level of smooth grain, I have never quite managed to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
This would work for me too, particularly Tri-X at...

This would work for me too, particularly Tri-X at 1600 !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Here's another ! A very fast film, developed in...

Here's another !
A very fast film, developed in Rodinal ! And yet, has wonderful absence of grain. Very nice !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Now here's an example of what I was referring to....

Now here's an example of what I was referring to.
Kenny's image here, is considerably smoother in terms of grain and tonality than mine. I would be very happy with his kind of result. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Sorry to be such a pest, but are they now visible...

Sorry to be such a pest, but are they now visible ?

http://subhashtiwari.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1856131064-5.jpg

http://subhashtiwari.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/p1615426862-6.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
No feedback yet as to whether anyone else can see...

No feedback yet as to whether anyone else can see the images. I would imagine they can since I can, even after logging out.
In any case I greatly appreciate all the time and effort put in by very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Are they visible now ?

Are they visible now ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Why is that ? I can see them...

Why is that ? I can see them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
I'm a bit slow today. Perhaps you could explain...

I'm a bit slow today. Perhaps you could explain what you mean.:confused:
BTW, I love the look of the B+W images on your flickr pages.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Much better !

I am posting 2 images from the rolls of film I just shot and developed, and I'm very pleased- and surprised. I don't recall having this good grain control in the past. Don't know what I was doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Smile Here's an idea...

Gentlemen. Thank you all for trying to help.

I should clarify some things-

1. My negatives are not under/over exposed to any significant degree. I have done this long enough that I can usually get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Do you mean ISO 1600 (which can mean 2 stops...

Do you mean ISO 1600 (which can mean 2 stops underexposed from box speed ), or ISO 1600, AND 2 stops underexposed (i.e., ISO 6400) ?
There is not much grain here at all. Great !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
I've thrown away my last few rolls in disgust,...

I've thrown away my last few rolls in disgust, but will shoot and develop again this weekend, and then post them. From the responses, I realize that underexposure may be an issue, as I usually shoot...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-15-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By srtiwari
AS far as I know, the mounts are supposed to be...

AS far as I know, the mounts are supposed to be removable. The focus offset should have nothing tp do with it. I have 2 Summarons that I have used, both, with and without the M mounts with no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,811
Posted By srtiwari
Unhappy A grainy problem...

I know many people here like grain in their images- I am, unfortunately, not one of them, but cannot seem to get away from it. In fact, I envy those on RFF who produce beautiful images with very...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By srtiwari
You do have a backup in carrying 2 MF bodies....

You do have a backup in carrying 2 MF bodies. Sounds like you're all set ! Whether or not 300 to 400 frames ( 645 to 6x6) will be enough depends on your shooting style.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,261
Posted By srtiwari
Her's my current favorite street bag- the Tamrac...

Her's my current favorite street bag- the Tamrac Aria-2, in moss green

http://subhashtiwari.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v75/p1745502920-5.jpg

http://subhashtiwari.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v95/p1852524455-5.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-10-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Haven't seen a real print from MM yet, but the...

Haven't seen a real print from MM yet, but the online images are very nice. I just love your picture of the little girl on page 82 of the Monochrom thread. Of course, thats the kind of picture (IMHO)...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,575
Posted By srtiwari
Pictures look great ! With the camera being...

Pictures look great ! With the camera being back-ordered, not many have received it. Maybe thats why not many contributors to the thread...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-25-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
Roger, Clever, but no help ! Subhash

Roger,
Clever, but no help !
Subhash
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,147
Posted By srtiwari
I guess thats out. Just got this from the sony...

I guess thats out.
Just got this from the sony site...

..."Notice of Service Closure for Konica Minolta Products

Sony has been providing customer service for Konica Minolta cameras and related...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-22-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 17,994
Posted By srtiwari
Best Non-Leica body for Leica lens IQ

Having just sold my Leica M9, and not quite able to reach up to the Typ240/Monochrom levels, my Leica M lens lie unused. What would be the best (current) compact, mirror less digital body for using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 10,423
Posted By srtiwari
Of course it is, but only because its Astro Turf !

Of course it is, but only because its Astro Turf !
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2013
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By srtiwari
Just received my X100s 2 days ago ! My initial...

Just received my X100s 2 days ago !
My initial impression is good, but I foresee a bit of a learning curve to extract the best images out of it. The issues with RAW conversion from the different...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-03-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Pricey !! But, then again, so is the Typ 240. But...

Pricey !! But, then again, so is the Typ 240.
But the 'fit and finish' seem nicer than Luigi's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By srtiwari
I have this lens, and love it. It is small, and...

I have this lens, and love it. It is small, and sharp, and $1100 in good condition seems reasonable, but I might offer $900 - which is what I was able to get it for. Of course, box, hood, papers etc,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-15-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 12,900
Posted By srtiwari
I have discovered, to my surprise, that excess...

I have discovered, to my surprise, that excess "stuff" accumulated during bouts of GAS, caused me a vague discomfort - in part since I could not use it enough with all the other "stuff" around. The...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Sorry, could you explain that a little bit ?

Sorry, could you explain that a little bit ?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
I am getting closer to the crux of the matter....

I am getting closer to the crux of the matter. The question that can help me decide, is this- How much better can/will B+W images from the MM be, compared to the M Typ 240, in terms of IQ...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
I agree with you re: the "look" from (good)...

I agree with you re: the "look" from (good) digital, being preferable to grainy film images. One of the reasons I'm close to selling much of my stash of film is that I do not like grain. One can...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
I did that for the first 25 years of my adult...

I did that for the first 25 years of my adult life- its time to try something different ! ;)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
:rolleyes: or:mad: you have missed the point of...

:rolleyes: or:mad: you have missed the point of it all. No one is being asked to decide anything. Since one of these cameras is relatively new, and one not even available, I'm interested in what...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
That is my question- Is there enough improvement...

That is my question-

Is there enough improvement in tonality/ High ISO performance/ detail etc., to justify-
Loss by selling M9 + Buying MM (about $4000) AND giving up color ??
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-08-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
If I were to go with Option #1, how much...

If I were to go with Option #1, how much improvement can i expect to see in the Resolution, High ISO IQ, Dynamic range, etc.. ? I am not referring to print output specifically.

I also read...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-08-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Obviously, one certainly can. Just as one can...

Obviously, one certainly can. Just as one can live without love ;)
But then, its so much more fun with...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-07-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
Because not many people are as rich as you are :D

Because not many people are as rich as you are :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-07-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 28,516
Posted By srtiwari
M Typ 240 vs M Monochrom

Perhaps this is an easy question for many to answer, but I am still not toooo clear. Maybe there is no answer, but I'd like to get some help in making a decision, anyway.
Here is my situation-

1. I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-24-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 954
Posted By srtiwari
Epson R3000 QTR issues

Just got myself a Epson R3000 ( and not the 3880) due to size etc. Lovely machine !!
Got it all set up and printed some using Advanced B+W. Its not bad at all 'out-of-the-box'.
I already have a copy...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,170
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you for all the feedback. It sounds like...

Thank you for all the feedback.
It sounds like many have visited this issue. Once I'm close to making a decision,I will need to decide re: the adapter.
Since the Fuji X series uses a larger , and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,170
Posted By srtiwari
Fuji X Leica M/L compatibility

In considering an X-E1 as an in-between the Olympus OMD and the Leica M9, I was surprised the the adapter (for Leica M or L lenses) does not allow several very popular lenses to be mounted !
I am...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By srtiwari
I have both versions, and here is what I think....

I have both versions, and here is what I think.
The goggled version is equally 'versatile', and optically identical. If I had only one, it would be the goggled version, since it is easier (for me)...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,086
Posted By srtiwari
All this is very helpful, and now I'm 'in' to buy...

All this is very helpful, and now I'm 'in' to buy one of the two. The only question that remains is, which one- the 3880 or the R3000 ?

For about $200 more ( 3880 vs R3000) you get -

option of...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,086
Posted By srtiwari
The mail-in rebate pdf (from the b&H site)...

The mail-in rebate pdf (from the b&H site) clearly states that it is valid for printers bought between Feb.1st and 28th, 2013- guess they've extended the deadline !
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,086
Posted By srtiwari
Sounds like the 3000 has, in fact, even smaller...

Sounds like the 3000 has, in fact, even smaller droplets, and better (?) resolution ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,086
Posted By srtiwari
I would get the 3000, but its difficult to tell...

I would get the 3000, but its difficult to tell from the descriptions on B&H and Epson sites, whether the size is the only difference between the 3000 and the 3880. Also, I have heard that the large...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,086
Posted By srtiwari
B+W printing , Epson 3880 ?

Time to get a new printer, and this one looks fabulous in the reviews. B&H has a great price currently. The only thing I do not need is the larger prints. Does the 3000 (or another) do the same ,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2013
Replies: 164
Views: 74,591
Posted By srtiwari
By the serial #s, is one...

By the serial #s, is one way...

http://www.antiquecameras.net/35summicronmlenses.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,225
Posted By srtiwari
I have one for sale here, if you're...

I have one for sale here, if you're interested...
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/37783/title/ltm-and-m-lens/cat/2
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-19-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,495
Posted By srtiwari
1. Man centred square circles. 2. China 1889 3....

1. Man centred square circles.
2. China 1889
3. Marked.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By srtiwari
I cannot see any difference. They both shoot...

I cannot see any difference. They both shoot beautifully !
(How did you scan them ?)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-06-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,078
Posted By srtiwari
The difference is rather obvious...to me. One can...

The difference is rather obvious...to me. One can buy something after considerable researching and pondering, and yet find it unsuitable in actual use. Buying "on a whim" suggests responding to GAS.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,078
Posted By srtiwari
It seems to me that the OP wants to understand if...

It seems to me that the OP wants to understand if any users have been disappointed (and perhaps why) in buying and using the camera, and then decided to sell it. I'm not sure he's interested in those...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By srtiwari
I believe the OP wondered whether they CAN be...

I believe the OP wondered whether they CAN be used, not whether they NEED to be used.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By srtiwari
Since more glass is introduced bewteen the eye...

Since more glass is introduced bewteen the eye and the subject, it can sometimes be not as bright or contrasty. Otherwise, no it is not any more difficult to focus.
Forum: Photo Software 09-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By srtiwari
No, I didn't think you were questioning my...

No, I didn't think you were questioning my skills. And I was just clarifying my method. With conversion without any editing they look equally bad. Once you apply the the tools, though, the DXO once...
Forum: Photo Software 09-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By srtiwari
Not sure that I agree. I am reasonably adept at...

Not sure that I agree. I am reasonably adept at using the software to get the kind of look I like. I was surprised at how sharp, and noise free the images were in DXO, compared to the same RAW files...
Forum: Photo Software 09-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By srtiwari
OM-D files in DXO

Have just be trying out the 30 day Trial of DXO Pro Optics 7.5 witgh my OM-D RAW file (.ORF). Compared to using Lightroom 4.1, the files seem much cleaner- with less noise and better sharpness at...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,923
Posted By srtiwari
I faced a similar decision recently, and opted...

I faced a similar decision recently, and opted for the OM-D. My initial hiccups with the complicated menus almost made me want to give up, but I now just love the darn thing.
The Panny 25/1.4 is a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,571
Posted By srtiwari
I wonder if underexposing would have actually...

I wonder if underexposing would have actually lost some detail in the shadows...
Forum: Photo Software 08-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,252
Posted By srtiwari
I use it whenever I need 'Photoshop', rather than...

I use it whenever I need 'Photoshop', rather than lightroom4.
Unfortunately, on both my relatively new Macs running Mountain Lion, the dreaded "rotating ball' shows up. None of my other applications...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,734
Posted By srtiwari
I will try one like yours. This is one instance...

I will try one like yours. This is one instance where I should have stuck to getting the cheaper one.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,734
Posted By srtiwari
Well. my "Fotodiox Pro LM-MFT" adapter just...

Well. my "Fotodiox Pro LM-MFT" adapter just arrived today with the OM-D body and 12-50 lens. Very nice camera, but will need some time to wade through and learn how to use it well.
Did learn one...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,734
Posted By srtiwari
I certainly hope so, since my Fotodiox adapter is...

I certainly hope so, since my Fotodiox adapter is arriving tomorrow :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,734
Posted By srtiwari
I appreciate all the comments, and have ordered a...

I appreciate all the comments, and have ordered a Fotodiox "Pro"adapter ($69) from Amazon. The manufacturer's website only shows the regular (not "Pro") version for $39. Have no idea what it all...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,734
Posted By srtiwari
Which M-mount adapter for Olympus OM-D ?

I am about to get the Olympus OM-D, and decided to start off with just the M adapter. This will allow me to try out my Leica lenses, before buying any of the Olympus/Panasonic/Sigma offerings. In...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-05-2012
Replies: 402
Views: 155,615
Posted By srtiwari
I agree. Makes one want to get out there and...

I agree. Makes one want to get out there and shoot some more with the Mamiya 7.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By srtiwari
Thanks for the leads. We are looking into them...

Thanks for the leads. We are looking into them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By srtiwari
Seek NY City Wedding Photographer !

My son and his Fiancée plan to marry next summer in New York. As they work out all the details, I thought I could help in their search for a wedding photographer. They expect about 200 guests, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By srtiwari
Don't know if this is any help, but, I have the...

Don't know if this is any help, but, I have the same lens, and do not have this issue.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By srtiwari
I was expecting to find something from "The...

I was expecting to find something from "The Beverly Hillbillies" :eek:
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By srtiwari
Maybe its the same thing.

Maybe its the same thing.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By srtiwari
Start a W/NW thread and call it "Best 2 of Week...

Start a W/NW thread and call it "Best 2 of Week project" or something.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By srtiwari
Good idea ! It will spur the lazy ones amongst us...

Good idea ! It will spur the lazy ones amongst us (like myself) to commit to an assignment.
I'm in !!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By srtiwari
Whereas I like the slight "glow" that one sees at...

Whereas I like the slight "glow" that one sees at F4 on (particularly with the Leica F1.5 and F1.4 Pre-Asph), at fully open it is too much for my taste. I have been interested in the differences in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By srtiwari
Again, these tests were primarily done to pick...

Again, these tests were primarily done to pick out of my stable, those lenses that would give me images that I would like best, using my M9. That is all. One cannot generalize any further.
Given all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By srtiwari
Sorry Guys, I had assumed there was no further...

Sorry Guys,
I had assumed there was no further interest.
The numbers 2, 7 and 1, are my favorites too. The lenses producing these images may surprise you.
In the same order as the images -

1. ZM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By srtiwari
More of the same

Not surprised to see yet another situation between photographers and the Police.
It is difficult to say anything new, other than that I hope this gets sorted out with some landmark case, that will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By srtiwari
Thank you for the Info. It is an early one then...

Thank you for the Info. It is an early one then (169xxxx) with a 0.7 minimum focus, and I have put the screw back in. What exactly does it do ? Is the adapter then removable (for LTM use) ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By srtiwari
Native M or LTM + Adapter ?

Just acquired a near mint Summaron 35/2.8 (without goggles) sold as an M lens.
When it arrived the mount looked like a separate adapter, and itself has the tiniest screw that I removed (:eek:) ,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,561
Posted By srtiwari
Just spoke with Michael at KiwiCamera, and was...

Just spoke with Michael at KiwiCamera, and was thrilled to hear that they service Mamiya 7s. Plan to give him my camera/lenses at the swap meet June 3rd.
Thanks for the recommendations, Bob Michaels.
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