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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By dasuess
+1 for John White. I have had six lenses...

+1 for John White. I have had six lenses converted by him plus I bought a lens from him that had also been converted by him. Turn around was very fast and the work was top notch. All the converted...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By dasuess
My favorite book of hers is “Ireland...

My favorite book of hers is “Ireland Ever.” Bought my copy in Killarney, on my third visit to Ireland. Back in the ‘70’s she and Mary Ellen Mark were the best of their...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-24-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By dasuess
+1 for Scribus. I have used it to make multiple...

+1 for Scribus. I have used it to make multiple books with Blurb.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,532
Posted By dasuess
I have had a total of eight Nikkors AI’d by...

I have had a total of eight Nikkors AI’d by John. Done very professionally and all turned around very quickly. And they all function perfectly on my Df. Great to deal with...

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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By dasuess
After scanning all my B&W negatives, slides and...

After scanning all my B&W negatives, slides and most of my color negs to digital, I took some time to examine them on my large computer screen. I was amazed to find that virtually all of the images...
Forum: Photo Software 09-11-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,718
Posted By dasuess
Moved to LR and have not looked back once. With...

Moved to LR and have not looked back once. With the Adobe photography subscription I also get PS, LR mobile on my phone and tablet, Spark and Portfolio.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By dasuess
I have a total of 10 Nikkor lenses, 9 of them of...

I have a total of 10 Nikkor lenses, 9 of them of pre-AI (now modified to AI) and one them an AI lens. All of them exhibit to some degree the wear on the stop-down lever; however, the one AI lens I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3,481
Posted By dasuess
I am perfectly happy with two 16 megapixel...

I am perfectly happy with two 16 megapixel cameras. I can make 10x15 beautiful, sharp prints from my Nikon Df with a number of AI'd Nikkors dating back to the 60's and 70's. I do on occasion yearn...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2018
Replies: 1,858
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 284,959
Posted By dasuess
Love WAA, especially his “Time at the...

Love WAA, especially his “Time at the Lake” book, all images from MN lake life. When I got a copy of the book, I was floored to see my uncle in one of the photos.


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By dasuess
I am all in with digital and have been for quite...

I am all in with digital and have been for quite awhile. I have scanned all my 35mm B+W negatives, slides and most of my color negatives. I do all my own printing with an Epson R3000, although I have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-07-2018
Replies: 156
Views: 53,342
Posted By dasuess
Anyone ever run across this with a Fuji XF lens?...

Anyone ever run across this with a Fuji XF lens? I picked up a used X-Pro1 body with an 18/f2 lens. After using it for family snaps over Christmas, I noticed a blob which I assumed was dust on the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By dasuess
Santa is bringing me a used X-Pro1 and XF18 lens...

Santa is bringing me a used X-Pro1 and XF18 lens after I traded him for an Oly E-M5 With lens that was gathering dust since I bought a Nikon Df.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,531
Posted By dasuess
My daughter and son-in-law live in a small town...

My daughter and son-in-law live in a small town in northern Minnesota. For the past year they have hosted a Foreign Exchange student from Norway. For her first semester at school, she chose to take a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By dasuess
David Thoreson: Over the Horizon

I stumbled on this exhibit when my wife and I stopped in at the Norway House on Franklin Avenue here in Minneapolis. Photography is only half of the exhibit, with the main theme being climate change...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By dasuess
I love his image and I guess it is the kind of...

I love his image and I guess it is the kind of thing I had in mind when I started this thread. Nice...


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,058
Posted By dasuess
Perfect description of using iphone camera... and...

Perfect description of using iphone camera... and I do use mine.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By dasuess
I have noticed corner vignetting when shooting...

I have noticed corner vignetting when shooting skies with a filter and the HN-1 hood. No vignetting with either the filter or the hood alone. All my quicks tests were done at f8 on a late model...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By dasuess
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By dasuess
WNW: Making Ugly Beautiful

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-19-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,694
Posted By dasuess
Thank you j.scooter and Leica M2 Fan... Sent...

Thank you j.scooter and Leica M2 Fan...


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2017
Replies: 334
Views: 39,050
Posted By dasuess
Gulls at Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Florida Nikon...

Gulls at Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Florida
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2.0 Nikkor-O, PP in LR and PS

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Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-06-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,081
Posted By dasuess
1000 Times Goodnight Tracks Sent from my iPad...

1000 Times Goodnight
Tracks


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By dasuess
Kowa Six outfit - worth anything?

Not sure if there's a better place for this...

A friend of mine has a Kowa Six out that he's asked me to dispose of for him. He wants no money - he just wants it out of the house. I guess it's a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-10-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,134
Posted By dasuess
I'm kind of the same way, but what I dislike is...

I'm kind of the same way, but what I dislike is sales people that know less about the camera than I do. I used to work in a camera store many (many) years ago so I know how hard it is to keep up with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By dasuess
The only camera I have used for the past 2.5...

The only camera I have used for the past 2.5 years... Never had a problem with "too many buttons", ever. Vintage MF Nikkor glass and this camera are a perfect match.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2016
Replies: 380
Views: 54,799
Posted By dasuess
Weisman No. 30 Nikon Df, 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor-P PP...

Weisman No. 30
Nikon Df, 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor-P
PP in LR

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2016
Replies: 380
Views: 54,799
Posted By dasuess
Weisman No. 35 Nikon Df, 55mm f/3.5...

Weisman No. 35
Nikon Df, 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor
PP in LR

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 237
Views: 26,305
Posted By dasuess
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis Nikon Df, 200mm...

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Nikon Df, 200mm f/4.0 Nikkor-Q
PP in LR, converted to B&W in PS

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 237
Views: 26,305
Posted By dasuess
Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis Nikon Df, 35mm...

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
Nikon Df, 35mm f/2.0 Nikkor-O
PP in LR, converted to B&w in PS

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1480396361.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis Nikon Df, 35mm/f2.0...

Bohemian Flats, Minneapolis
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2.0 Nikkor-O
PP in LR, converted to B&W in PS

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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-25-2016
Replies: 20
B&w
Views: 2,700
Posted By dasuess
After chasing various B&W conversion tools, I...

After chasing various B&W conversion tools, I finally landed on Photoshop after purchasing and reading through a book by B&W landscape photographer Chuck...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By dasuess
I have been using Wordpress for my photography...

I have been using Wordpress for my photography site/blog for about four years now. Works great for me. I have it linked to my FB account so that all blog posts also go...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,968
Posted By dasuess
My Df has been the only camera I have used since...

My Df has been the only camera I have used since I bought it back in July 2014. As you can see from signature I have a bevy of manual focus Nikkor primes and they all work wonderfully using the green...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By dasuess
Same here... I have given up finding an...

Same here... I have given up finding an affordable high quality B+W POD book printer.


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Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,324
Posted By dasuess
I have successfully used Scribus to do Blurb...

I have successfully used Scribus to do Blurb books using their PDF to book process. I have done the same with Edition One.


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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-16-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By dasuess
Thanks for including my image icebear. Sent...

Thanks for including my image icebear.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Raw file processed in LR, then converted to B+W...

Raw file processed in LR, then converted to B+W in PS.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Como Park Conservatory, St. Paul MN Nikon Df,...

Como Park Conservatory, St. Paul MN
Nikon Df, 24/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,774
Posted By dasuess
It is being used quite a bit regarding the...

It is being used quite a bit regarding the credentials of the two nominees in the current presidential election here in the US.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,368
Posted By dasuess
Try National Camera's used site...

Try National Camera's used site (natcam.com/lenses-optics/used-camera-lenses). I have purchases six of the Nikkors I have them and have not been disappointed.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
North Sand Lake Sunset Nikon Df, 35/f2 Nikkor-O,...

North Sand Lake Sunset
Nikon Df, 35/f2 Nikkor-O, PP in LR

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Moonset, North Sand Lake Nikon Df, 55/f3.5...

Moonset, North Sand Lake
Nikon Df, 55/f3.5 Micro-Nikkor-P, processed in LR

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1469193252.SEQ.1.jpg

Sunrise, North Sand Lake
Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By dasuess
I recorded Sunday Morning and watched the part on...

I recorded Sunday Morning and watched the part on Arthur Grace and Robin. I thought it was well done. I learned something new about both of them.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 24,278
Posted By dasuess
My F has a plain prism - the only foam I see is a...

My F has a plain prism - the only foam I see is a small strip where the eyepiece fits onto the body. That strip, as well as the strip that the mirror hits when the shutter is fired, were replaced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 24,278
Posted By dasuess
You should save yourself some dollars and do it...

You should save yourself some dollars and do it yourself. Contact Jon Goodman for a kit ([email protected]). I did it a year or so ago and the kit was about $8, maybe $10. Jon dropped the kit in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-12-2016
Replies: 125
Views: 16,788
Posted By dasuess
Centered, Sacred Grove Labyrinth Nikon Df,...

Centered, Sacred Grove Labyrinth
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC
Converted to B+W in Photoshop

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,057
Posted By dasuess
Thank you filmtwit, aureliaaurita and functus...

Thank you filmtwit, aureliaaurita and functus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By dasuess
I have had John do eight AI conversions for me,...

I have had John do eight AI conversions for me, all turned around in a week. The work was done very well and the lenses work perfectly on my Nikon Df.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Df with 28/3.5...

Nikon Df with 28/3.5 Nikkor-H

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Nikon Df with 35/2.0...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,531
Posted By dasuess
For my money (and yes, a Df is expensive) a Df...

For my money (and yes, a Df is expensive) a Df with AI'd Nikkor glass is as close as it gets to my forty years of using that same glass on a Nikon F.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,531
Posted By dasuess
Df... 'nuf said Sent from my iPhone using...

Df... 'nuf said


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,228
Posted By dasuess
Ditto the F and the Df... Sent from my iPad...

Ditto the F and the Df...


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2016
Replies: 380
Views: 54,799
Posted By dasuess
Weisman Art Museum Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC,...

Weisman Art Museum
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC, converted to B+W in Photoshop

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Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,658
Posted By dasuess
I could not have said it better myself. I have...

I could not have said it better myself.

I have been re-working many of my digital B+W conversions in Photoshop and have been amazed at the degree of control I have over the final image. There is...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-07-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,813
Posted By dasuess
I saw the movie as well, and noted the Nikon RF...

I saw the movie as well, and noted the Nikon RF scene, which is quite prominent. I thought the movie was pretty good and had quite a few cameo appearances.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By dasuess
Storefront Window iPhone...

Storefront Window
iPhone 6

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-30-2016
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
Dead Tree at Keys View, Joshua Tree Nikon Df,...

Dead Tree at Keys View, Joshua Tree
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC
Converted to BW in Photoshop

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2016
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Before I bought my Df, I had the 35/f2, 55/f3.5...

Before I bought my Df, I had the 35/f2, 55/f3.5 Micro and 85/f1.8. I immediately sent in 55 and the 85 to John White to be converted. I spent very little time using the non-AI converted 35, so cannot...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-12-2016
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
Reminds me of Gollum Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8...

Reminds me of Gollum
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 9,565
Posted By dasuess
Photographer at Arch Rock, Joshua Tree Nikon Df,...

Photographer at Arch Rock, Joshua Tree
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2016
Replies: 1,940
Views: 259,275
Posted By dasuess
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2016
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
Shadows and Boulders, Joshua Tree Nikon Df,...

Shadows and Boulders, Joshua Tree
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1457722502.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 5,454
Posted By dasuess
I have a total of nine non-AI Nikkors that have...

I have a total of nine non-AI Nikkors that have been converted to AI and use them with my Df. Three I purchased in the 70's. The other six were purchased really dirt cheap after I bought my Df in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-26-2015
Replies: 245
Views: 29,506
Posted By dasuess
Apple Watch for Christmas, taken with iPhone...

Apple Watch for Christmas, taken with iPhone 6

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2015
Replies: 245
Views: 29,506
Posted By dasuess
Swiss Army Watch taken with iPhone 6...

Swiss Army Watch taken with iPhone 6 camera

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,921
Posted By dasuess
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis Nikon Df,...

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2.0 Nikkor-O, processed in Lightroom

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1450713062.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,502
Posted By dasuess
I'm old and according to my two daughters ceased...

I'm old and according to my two daughters ceased being cool long ago, so sign me up.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By dasuess
I have totally given up on Blurb for any B&W...

I have totally given up on Blurb for any B&W images. I recently tried another printer recommended here on RFF and I was once again disappointed with the B&W output. The color cast was not as bad as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,502
Posted By dasuess
Many is the time I missed an action shot when...

Many is the time I missed an action shot when using my Oly E-M5 due to EVF lag. Not so with my Nikon Df.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,454
Posted By dasuess
Another (very) happy Df user. I have 10 vintage...

Another (very) happy Df user. I have 10 vintage Nikkors converted to AI and they work great on my Df. Looking ahead to a Df-2 in the future.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2015
Replies: 268
Views: 66,280
Posted By dasuess
The Weisman Art Museum on the University of...

The Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota campus taken with a Nikon Df and 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P, processed and converted to B&W in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By dasuess
I have not been to the Viet Nam War Memorial in...

I have not been to the Viet Nam War Memorial in DC - I need to do that someday soon. Here are a couple from our own memorial here in Minnesota. These were taken at the end of this past April, 40...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,603
Posted By dasuess
Just to let you know you're not alone... I feel...

Just to let you know you're not alone... I feel the same way. And FYI you can uncheck the box at the top to remove the check mark and un-dim the previews.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2015
Replies: 320
Views: 37,947
Posted By dasuess
October Morning Clouds Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5...

October Morning Clouds
Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1444944890.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By dasuess
My own site is on Wordpress.com with my own...

My own site is on Wordpress.com with my own domain name. They have many different templates for photography and blogging. Whatever you choose, make sure it does not require Flash since that will...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-12-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By dasuess
What happened to billpiercepictures.com ?

I've had a bookmark for billpiercepictures.com for a long time now, but the site seems to be history now.

What gives, Bill?
Forum: Photo Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,764
Posted By dasuess
I did the upgrade yesterday... Painless. Aperture...

I did the upgrade yesterday... Painless. Aperture still works and it converted my library, but I made the move to CC-LR back in March and have no need for Aperture any more.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2015
Replies: 380
Views: 54,799
Posted By dasuess
Capitol Dome, Denver Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8...

Capitol Dome, Denver
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2015
Replies: 388
Views: 48,397
Posted By dasuess
Red Rocks, Denver Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8...

Red Rocks, Denver
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1443574555.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2015
Replies: 380
Views: 54,799
Posted By dasuess
Seward Co-Op, Minneapolis Nikon Df, 35mm/f2...

Seward Co-Op, Minneapolis
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2 Nikkor-O

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1443574556.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,103
Posted By dasuess
Day's End Nikon Df, 300mm/f4.5...

Day's End
Nikon Df, 300mm/f4.5 Nikkor-H

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1442968856.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-21-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,103
Posted By dasuess
Shining Through Nikon Df, 180mm/f2.8...

Shining Through
Nikon Df, 180mm/f2.8 Nikkor-P

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1442882919.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2015
Replies: 450
Views: 57,717
Posted By dasuess
East River Mews Sunset, Minneapolis (from my...

East River Mews Sunset, Minneapolis (from my condo balcony)
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2 Nikkor-O, PP in Lightroom

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1442519102.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2015
Replies: 334
Views: 39,050
Posted By dasuess
Majestic Eagle Nikon Df, 180mm/f2.8...

Majestic Eagle
Nikon Df, 180mm/f2.8 Nikkor-P

This guy chased away another eagle that had just landed on the tree just outside our cabin...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,542
Posted By dasuess
Sacred Grove Labyrinth Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8...

Sacred Grove Labyrinth
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441548466.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 9,104
Posted By dasuess
The Stare Down Nikon Df, 300mm/f4.5...

The Stare Down
Nikon Df, 300mm/f4.5 Nikkor-H

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441509181.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2015
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,838
Posted By dasuess
Sunrise September 5, 2015 Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5...

Sunrise September 5, 2015
Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441457818.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2015
Replies: 198
Views: 28,658
Posted By dasuess
The Wink, 1974 Nikon F, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P,...

The Wink, 1974
Nikon F, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P, Tri-X

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441343832.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2015
Replies: 1,195
Views: 169,124
Posted By dasuess
Sunset Silhouette, Minneapolis Minnesota Nikon...

Sunset Silhouette, Minneapolis Minnesota
Nikon Df, 180mm/f2.8 Nikkor-P

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441343413.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2015
Replies: 388
Views: 48,397
Posted By dasuess
Park Bench, Mankato Minnesota Leica M2, 35mm/f2...

Park Bench, Mankato Minnesota
Leica M2, 35mm/f2 Summicron

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441286891.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2015
Replies: 320
Views: 37,947
Posted By dasuess
Sea and Sky, Lake Superior Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5...

Sea and Sky, Lake Superior
Nikon Df, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor-P

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441163820.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 7,805
Posted By dasuess
Como Park Gate 1973, St. Paul Minnesota Nikon F,...

Como Park Gate 1973, St. Paul Minnesota
Nikon F, 35mm/f2 Nikkor-O, Kodachrome (scanned with Epson V600)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441112792.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2015
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
Harbor, Bayfield Wisconsin Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8...

Harbor, Bayfield Wisconsin
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor-NC

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441110875.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2015
Replies: 334
Views: 39,050
Posted By dasuess
Bald Eagle, (North) Sand Lake Wisconsin Nikon Df,...

Bald Eagle, (North) Sand Lake Wisconsin
Nikon Df, 300mm/f4.5 Nikkor-H

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1439906380.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 17,221
Posted By dasuess
740 Building, St. Paul Minnesota Nikon Df,...

740 Building, St. Paul Minnesota
Nikon Df, 35mm/f2 Nikkor-O

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441109763.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-01-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 88,412
Posted By dasuess
I want this one... http://youtu.be/uBvaBzvrTTo

I want this one...

http://youtu.be/uBvaBzvrTTo
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 9,104
Posted By dasuess
Sears Tower, Chicago September 1974 Nikon F,...

Sears Tower, Chicago September 1974
Nikon F, 35mm/f2 Nikkor-O, Tri-X

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441024525.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2015
Replies: 733
Views: 92,443
Posted By dasuess
Amnicon Point on Madeline Island, Lake...

Amnicon Point on Madeline Island, Lake Superior
Nikon Df, 24mm/f2.8 Nikkor NC

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1441023721.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Did I mention that I really like this...

Did I mention that I really like this camera...

Nikon Df with Nikkor-O 35mm/f2 processed in Lightroom

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1439917652.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Sand Lake Sunset, Nikon Df with Nikkor 24mm/f2.8...

Sand Lake Sunset, Nikon Df with Nikkor 24mm/f2.8 processed in Lightroom
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1439906380.SEQ.0.jpg

Bald Eagle, Nikon Df with Nikkor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
I am wondering how you plan to use two Df bodies?...

I am wondering how you plan to use two Df bodies? I use various primes and find that I change lenses often and two bodies would be nice, but a lot of weight.

I'd like to sell my entire m43 kit and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,516
Posted By dasuess
I think it all depends on what you are used to...

I think it all depends on what you are used to using. When I switched to LR from Aperture earlier this year I too felt the LR IU "difficult"; however, I just decided to use LR (and only LR) on a trip...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2015
Replies: 9,205
Views: 914,217
Posted By dasuess
A spare Nikon MH-24 charger and battery for my...

A spare Nikon MH-24 charger and battery for my DF, plus a 72mm Nikkor metal screw-in lens cap for my 180mm/f2.8 lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Had mine for just over a year and I don't think...

Had mine for just over a year and I don't think I've taken a bad photo with it yet...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1439610609.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Pre-AI Nikkors are very plentiful with literally...

Pre-AI Nikkors are very plentiful with literally thousands made so I do not see an issue AI'ing them. The exception would be the very early ones that do have collectable value. As for going to the AI...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2015
Replies: 230
Views: 52,554
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Df is wonderful with manual focus glass......

Nikon Df is wonderful with manual focus glass... And this doesn't include the Nikkor 24mm/f2.8 I picked up several months ago. The Nikon F film camera in the photo is not seeing any use anymore, but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-13-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,516
Posted By dasuess
I confess that the LR interface was a bit...

I confess that the LR interface was a bit daunting after using Aperture for several years. When I decided to make the switch it was at a time when many Aperture users were looking for a place to go....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,516
Posted By dasuess
I am a recent convert to LR (6 months), having...

I am a recent convert to LR (6 months), having abandoned Aperture when it was clear that it was being killed. I am not a Fuji user so cannot comment on how it handles Fuji raw files, but LR handles...
Forum: Photo Software 07-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By dasuess
Thanks... At this point I am leaning toward...

Thanks...

At this point I am leaning toward Edition One Books, so any Blurb incompatibility is not a big deal.
Forum: Photo Software 07-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By dasuess
Anyone used Scribus for photo book layout?

Has anyone used the (free) Scribus software to do a book layout? Did you then send it to a printer to be printed? How did it turn out? Did you run into any issues with PDF output from Scribus?

For...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,784
Posted By dasuess
Neon pontoon at sunset, Nikon Df with 35mm/f2...

Neon pontoon at sunset, Nikon Df with 35mm/f2 Nikkor

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1437926302.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-24-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,900
Posted By dasuess
I am all digital, even my previous film work...

I am all digital, even my previous film work which is scanned. I do all my own printing, but use outside services for matting and framing - much less hassle for me.

I do all my prints with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Df with 43-86/f/3.5, Sunset on North Sand...

Nikon Df with 43-86/f/3.5, Sunset on North Sand Lake in Wisconsin

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1437625283.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2015
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,572
Posted By dasuess
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1437307192.SEQ.0.jpg

Just before dawn, Nikon Df with 24/f2.8 processed in LR
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,914
Posted By dasuess
I can't match your bicoastal experience; however,...

I can't match your bicoastal experience; however, our home is a modern condo in the middle of the twin cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and we make frequent treks to our semi-bucolic cabin on a lake in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,458
Posted By dasuess
I don't think I've had a drugstore print since...

I don't think I've had a drugstore print since the very early 1970's. Since then I've either done silver darkroom prints or, more recently, inkjet prints. No one can print my images better than I can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2015
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,784
Posted By dasuess
A couple from this past weekend celebrating the...

A couple from this past weekend celebrating the historic Supreme Court...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By dasuess
I got mine for $19.95 in excellent condition....

I got mine for $19.95 in excellent condition. Urban legend says it's so bad that nobody thinks they are worth anything. All Nikon MF glass is dirt cheap these days.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By dasuess
The later K and AI versions (I have the AI) have...

The later K and AI versions (I have the AI) have an updated optical formula and are supposed to be superior to the earlier version with the silver front ring. But I dunno, I just take pitchers with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By dasuess
Late evening snap from our condo balcony, Nikon...

Late evening snap from our condo balcony, Nikon Df with Nikkor 43-86 at 43mm setting.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/med_U48689I1435115903.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By dasuess
I do the same with my film scan files... exiftool...

I do the same with my film scan files... exiftool is fabulous !!!

And it works for digital raw files as well, at least the .NEF files from my Nikon Df. The only lenses I use on my Df are pre-AI...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By dasuess
I have a pristine AI version from 1981 (or so)...

I have a pristine AI version from 1981 (or so) that I bought just because it was $19.95. I'll have to get some pics taken with it when we return from the lake.
Forum: Photo Software 06-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By dasuess
I switched from Aperture to LR, and I also export...

I switched from Aperture to LR, and I also export JPEGs to Photos for sharing with family, etc.

I do not use the face recognition functionality with either. I have always thought photo face...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By dasuess
In a New Light Kickstarter campaign

Not sure where this belongs, but this seemed like a good place... Here is a link to what I think is a worthy Kickstarter campaign. The mission of InaNewLight is to help marginalized youth through...
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
My transition from Aperture to LR was completed a...

My transition from Aperture to LR was completed a while ago. At the time I made the decision not to export copies of the post-processed images and import into LR - I just imported all the raw images...
Forum: Photo Software 04-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,390
Posted By dasuess
Zero problems here. It does require that you...

Zero problems here. It does require that you convert your catalog, but creates a backup for you first.

The only new feature I've tried is the panorama. It's nice - It took all of about 15 minutes to...
Forum: Photo Software 04-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,390
Posted By dasuess
Not sure if it solves the problem of requiring a...

Not sure if it solves the problem of requiring a phone call, but with LR6 Adobe now requires that you need an Adobe ID. Try creating the ID and then see if you can pay and download online. I had a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,252
Posted By dasuess
Here is a Blurb book I put together awhile back...

Here is a Blurb book I put together awhile back on the town where I grew up:

http://www.blurb.com/b/5496847-a-town-i-d-like-to-go-back-to

Not that I would expect anyone to, but I cannot recommend...
Forum: Photo Software 04-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,775
Posted By dasuess
If you have a Mac, you can do it in...

If you have a Mac, you can do it in Preview...

Edit: Never mind since Preview is only showing RGB profiles to select from.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,697
Posted By dasuess
+1 for TB Display... One thing to be aware of its...

+1 for TB Display... One thing to be aware of its reflectivity, but for critical work I use mine with the shades drawn and then have no issues.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 13,815
Posted By dasuess
+1 for Jon Goodman... I just finished replacing...

+1 for Jon Goodman... I just finished replacing the foam bumper on my Nikon F which had turned to primordial goo. I sent Jon an email and he put the foam kit in the mail even before receiving my...
Forum: Photo Software 04-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By dasuess
Photos app now released

Just installed an update on my Mac that includes the new Photos app. So it is now available to kick around if you are on the latest Yosemite version of OSX.
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 9,118
Posted By dasuess
I know we're talking PS here, but I'm pretty sure...

I know we're talking PS here, but I'm pretty sure that Adobe allows you to use LR, except for the Develop module, even after your trial or subscription lapses.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-06-2015
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,365
Posted By dasuess
John Loengard, As I See It and Ansel Adams, 400...

John Loengard, As I See It and Ansel Adams, 400 Photographs. Both purchased used and cheap at Half Price Books.
Forum: Photo Software 04-06-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 9,118
Posted By dasuess
Just moved from Aperture and I use CC Photography...

Just moved from Aperture and I use CC Photography subscription which gives me LR and Photoshop for $9.99/month.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-22-2015
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,365
Posted By dasuess
David Lykes Keenan FAIR WITNESS, received my copy...

David Lykes Keenan FAIR WITNESS, received my copy yesterday... very well done and the printing of the B+W images is first rate.
Forum: Photo Software 03-19-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
For the past month I have been using the trial...

For the past month I have been using the trial version of LR and have now moved all my images to LR and purchased the CC Photography subscription. I did not used the LR Aperture Importer. I still...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By dasuess
Just received shipment notification that my copy...

Just received shipment notification that my copy of the book will ship today...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2015
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,220
Posted By dasuess
John AI'd all my Nikkor lenses and they are a...

John AI'd all my Nikkor lenses and they are a treat to use on my Df.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By dasuess
Wonder what they would have done with a Gene...

Wonder what they would have done with a Gene Smith print.
Forum: Photo Software 02-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
When I started looking for an Aperture...

When I started looking for an Aperture replacement last week, one of the first things I looked at at was Capture One - too expensive.

A perpetual license for Lightroom 5 is only $149.00.
Forum: Photo Software 02-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
While I am by no means a LR expert yet, I am...

While I am by no means a LR expert yet, I am feeling comfortable after only a week. Lots of work ahead re-processing images, but as long as I keep my Aperture setup, I can take my time.
Forum: Photo Software 02-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
I have been following the TheApertureExpert since...

I have been following the TheApertureExpert since I first started using Aperture nearly five years ago. While he was initially upbeat after the Photos announcement (he even renamed his site to...
Forum: Photo Software 02-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,689
Posted By dasuess
I had been holding out for good news about the...

I had been holding out for good news about the new Photos app, but gave up and downloaded the LR trial last week. While I have a lot to learn about LR, I like what I see so far. I have been able to...
Forum: Photo Software 02-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By dasuess
Well, I have downloaded the LR 30-day trial and...

Well, I have downloaded the LR 30-day trial and attempted to import my main Aperture Library and it failed. From the web it appears that others have experienced the same problem, so I'm giving up on...
Forum: Photo Software 02-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By dasuess
As a long time user of Aperture, I have been...

As a long time user of Aperture, I have been holding out to see what the new Photos app will be like. While I realize that it can be extended by 3rd party stuff, that's not gonna happen fast or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4,651
Posted By dasuess
Agree 100% with the above; however, for every...

Agree 100% with the above; however, for every person who loves the Df you'll find two (or more) that hate it. My advice continues to be - if at all possible try one out and decide for yourself.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,769
Posted By dasuess
All my Nikon...

All my Nikon gear...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/48689/U48689I1417007633.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By dasuess
The 28/F3.5 non-AI can be had for dirt cheap. I...

The 28/F3.5 non-AI can be had for dirt cheap. I got mine recently for $59 and then had it cut to AI for my Df. Corners not so good wide open, but not bad stopped down. A great daylight lens, but need...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By dasuess
Just got a Kickstarter update... Dave is on press...

Just got a Kickstarter update... Dave is on press for the book printing.

Waiting for my copy !!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By dasuess
I once wrote a scathing letter to the editor to...

I once wrote a scathing letter to the editor to "American Photographer" magazine back in the late 1970's about Mr. Szarkowski; however, I have since changed my mind about him. Timing is everything,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
Chris - Thanks for your honest assessment. If the...

Chris - Thanks for your honest assessment. If the Df doesn't work for someone, then it just doesn't work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2014
Replies: 9,205
Views: 914,217
Posted By dasuess
A 300mm f4.5 Nikkor-H, non-Ai for wildlife...

A 300mm f4.5 Nikkor-H, non-Ai for wildlife photography with my Niikon Df...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,814
Posted By dasuess
Go here for most, if not all, the info you'll...

Go here for most, if not all, the info you'll need on Nikkor lenses:

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz

For a 105/f2.5 Nikkor, you might like the "P" that was made up to early 1971 - it's lighter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
The above was what Robert the the OP was looking...

The above was what Robert the the OP was looking for when he posted. Can we get back to that?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,814
Posted By dasuess
See my signature... All non-AIs converted by John...

See my signature... All non-AIs converted by John White.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,606
Posted By dasuess
You are right... Using their calculator shows...

You are right... Using their calculator shows that going to 20 copies only costs a small additional pittance. My next book will go to Edition One.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
I use my Df with a 105 Nikkor all the time,...

I use my Df with a 105 Nikkor all the time, handheld all the time. No problem. No different than when I used it with my F. I also use it with a 180 and 200, but it is better to sit and brace yourself...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,606
Posted By dasuess
Sounds exactly like what I got from Burb as their...

Sounds exactly like what I got from Burb as their explanation on a recent B&W book I did with them. They offered to reprint, but even said up front that it would most likely not be any better - and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
After 3 solid months with the Df, I find it...

After 3 solid months with the Df, I find it easier in the hands than my F - which is not faint praise. While physically a bit bigger, it is easier to hold, both with one hand or two. And as you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
True, but I saw no difference in focusing with...

True, but I saw no difference in focusing with the camera on vs off. I did it both ways and then checked how I did against the green dot. In decent light, with both the 28 and the 85, my focus agreed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
Just thought I'd add some more info (fuel ???) on...

Just thought I'd add some more info (fuel ???) on the Df manual focus discussion...

Just performed a little experiment here with my Df and F. Very early on with my F I exchanged out the split prism...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
Nikon F with standard prism... Looks like we...

Nikon F with standard prism... Looks like we cannot even agree on what the ideal digi Nikon should look like :)
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,498
Posted By dasuess
Finally spent some time finding the cause for...

Finally spent some time finding the cause for Capture NX-D crashing on my Mac...

By default, NX-D opens the Pictures folder in your home directory then reads and displays thumbnails of all photos...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
Vince, If possible do yourself a favor... Take...

Vince, If possible do yourself a favor...

Take your lens(es) to a camera dealer and ask to try them on a Df. Put in your own SD card - takes some snaps in various lighting conditions. Then take your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
As with most things... depends. The Df has a...

As with most things... depends.

The Df has a nice diopter adjustment that helps, but at the end of the day, it will depend on your eyesight, the light level and contrast of the subject. And the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
The above might explain why some love the Df and...

The above might explain why some love the Df and others hate it. I love it and really have no complaints, but I only use MF Nikkors. I don't use a tripod that much and I have yet to drain the battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
Agree with Roger... While the Df does not have...

Agree with Roger... While the Df does not have everything we wanted and maybe more than we wanted in some ways, for folks like me who have been shooting Nikon F or F2, etc for many years - it's the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-13-2014
Replies: 20
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Views: 2,992
Posted By dasuess
What was that about "fools and their money?" Of...

What was that about "fools and their money?"

Of the whole lot, I'd take the Weston and the Steichen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
The screen is interchangeable, but I have not...

The screen is interchangeable, but I have not found the need to do so.

As I said in my previous post, I ignore most of the controls. I spent some time to go through the various settings available...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
I have had my Df since July and love it. I'm...

I have had my Df since July and love it. I'm happy and have not looked back once. My Oly E-M5 kit has seen zero usage since I got the Df.

I know people either love it or hate it, or do not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2014
Replies: 252
Views: 26,076
Posted By dasuess
If the lens has an aperture ring, you can use the...

If the lens has an aperture ring, you can use the aperture ring; however, the lens needs to be an "AI" compatible lens, either a true AI lens or one that's been updated. The update can be done either...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By dasuess
How did the Blurb printing of the B+W images turn...

How did the Blurb printing of the B+W images turn out? I recently did a complete book of B+W photos and was disappointed with the results - blue-green cast, even after they reprinted it for me at no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By dasuess
Thanks for the heads up on the film. It's...

Thanks for the heads up on the film. It's actually at the Edina Cinema here In the Twin Cities..
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 16,027
Posted By dasuess
As you know, people either hate the Df or love...

As you know, people either hate the Df or love it... I love it. For me and the way I use the Df with older manual focus Nikon glass (AI'd), it is just like being back to using my Nikon F, only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 16,027
Posted By dasuess
The Oly EM-5 has not seen ANY action since I...

The Oly EM-5 has not seen ANY action since I bought the Nikon Df back in July. Continuing to snap up non-AI Nikkor glass and having it converted to AI by John White.
Forum: Travel 09-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By dasuess
Do not miss seeing the Dingle Peninsula... Most...

Do not miss seeing the Dingle Peninsula... Most beautiful place on earth.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 68,198
Posted By dasuess
A near mint 180 f/2.8 Nikkor (non-AI) that is...

A near mint 180 f/2.8 Nikkor (non-AI) that is currently off being AI'd by John White.

I have gotten several good deals on recent purchases of non-AI Nikkors to be used with my Df.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,987
Posted By dasuess
Great article... And I know I've put this out...

Great article... And I know I've put this out here before, but if you liked this article, you gotta hop into Netflix and see the documentary on Eddie, "An Unlikely Weapon."
Forum: Travel 09-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By dasuess
+1 for Kilmainham Gaol... During our recent two...

+1 for Kilmainham Gaol... During our recent two week trip to Ireland this past May, we spent a total of five days in Dublin. And the most interesting site in Dublin (at least to me) was Kilmainham...
Forum: Travel 09-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By dasuess
We

We were there in early May. There was a great photo exhibit in the airport. Also an outdoor exhibit near the GPO.

You should tour the city if possible. Too many photo ops to list...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2014
Replies: 104
Views: 14,351
Posted By dasuess
I know we're talking about Adorama and it's...

I know we're talking about Adorama and it's grading of used gear, etc - but I just want to say that I've been happy with the online used lens purchases I've made through National Camera here in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 10,373
Posted By dasuess
Totally agree on the size point. I recently...

Totally agree on the size point. I recently bought a Nikon Df. I have not used my Oly EM-5 since. Love the Df with my MF Nikkors, and just sent a second batch to John White to be AI'd.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By dasuess
I totally agree... You need to follow Blurb's...

I totally agree... You need to follow Blurb's guidelines, especially with regard to the color space of the images. Make sure they are sRGB or they will be converted and you won't like the results....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2014
Replies: 9,205
Views: 914,217
Posted By dasuess
Bought a 28mm f3.5, a 105mm f2.5, and a 200mm f4...

Bought a 28mm f3.5, a 105mm f2.5, and a 200mm f4 - all non-AI Nikkors to use on my Df. Sent the 28 and 105 along with a 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor off to John White to have them converted to AI.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By dasuess
Got my postcard in the mail today... Can't wait...

Got my postcard in the mail today... Can't wait for the book !!!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-12-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By dasuess
A town I'd like to go back to

Just "published" my new book over on Blurb, "A town I'd like to go back to"

http://www.blurb.com/b/5496847-a-town-i-d-like-to-go-back-to

This is a book of B+W images taken in the early 1970's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,353
Posted By dasuess
...and the Nick Ut photo, and the Kent State...

...and the Nick Ut photo, and the Kent State photo. Amen !!!
Forum: Photo Software 07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,498
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Capture NX-D problems on Mavericks

Has anyone been able to run the new Nikon NX-D (Ver 1.0) on Mavericks?

When I try to run it, it comes up and displays the UI then crashes with a SEGV error. I get the same error trying to run View...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
Here is link with a very in depth procedure for...

Here is link with a very in depth procedure for performing the basic AI conversion yourself:

http://pindelski.org/Photography/2013/02/06/nikkor-ai-conversions-diy/

I think I will be doing all my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-22-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,724
Posted By dasuess
Neither does my Df...

Neither does my Df...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By dasuess
Just tried to add to my instant queue, but says...

Just tried to add to my instant queue, but says not available for streaming. Are you talking physical DVD?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2014
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,283
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Df with 35/f2 Nikkor

Nikon Df with 35/f2 Nikkor
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2014
Replies: 1,749
Views: 327,369
Posted By dasuess
Nikon Df with 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor

Nikon Df with 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
While a bit larger than my F, the Df seems...

While a bit larger than my F, the Df seems lighter. Holding it seems as natural as holding my F. I use two hands while shooting, cradling/focusing with my left and operating the shutter button with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
See Roger's reply about MF with the Df. My...

See Roger's reply about MF with the Df. My relatively short experience with the Df is that MF with the OEM screen is no problem, but then I have always had a plain ground glass screen in my F. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
It's not perfect, but darn close. I feel like I...

It's not perfect, but darn close. I feel like I did on that day back in 1972 when I walked out of the camera store with my F.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
Thanks for the tip... I have mildly concerned...

Thanks for the tip... I have mildly concerned about sending the lenses out for conversion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,881
Posted By dasuess
I think I am going to have it done by John White...

I think I am going to have it done by John White at aiconversions.com
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