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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By photogdave
Cool. Thanks for the reply!

Cool. Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By photogdave
buuummmppp....

buuummmppp....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By photogdave
Anyone Upgrade To Silverfast 8?

Just wondering if it's worth it. I can upgrade for $25 right now.
I only use the software for the basic scan with an Epson 750 and do all the tweaking in Photoshop.

BTW, so far the 750 has exceeded...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,137
Posted By photogdave
I just shoot everything at box speed and deal...

I just shoot everything at box speed and deal with the contrast etc. in scanning.
I always use the cheap Fuji 800.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 10,669
Posted By photogdave
Me too as well also.

Me too as well also.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,725
Posted By photogdave
The small Leica dealer is in an especially...

The small Leica dealer is in an especially precarious position. Does he err on the side of the Leica "collector" type of customer who will not even consider purchasing an item if the shrink-wrap on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-13-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 17,108
Posted By photogdave
Looked at a pre-production unit at my local...

Looked at a pre-production unit at my local camera store. AF seemed faster than X100. Viewfinder wasn't very good. Build quality felt very solid. No comment on IQ.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,335
Posted By photogdave
I think these DPReview comparisons are kind of...

I think these DPReview comparisons are kind of useless because they can't put the same lens on the different sensors.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,594
Posted By photogdave
Some great compositions and captured moments...

Some great compositions and captured moments shown here. A couple of boring snapshots snuck in too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By photogdave
Good on you for calling them out. Hopefully more...

Good on you for calling them out. Hopefully more people will wake up and refuse to be exploited in this and similar businesses.
So many seem to expect something for nothing these days. Let's get...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-24-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,583
Posted By photogdave
Here's my Voigtlander experience: 35mm Ultron:...

Here's my Voigtlander experience:
35mm Ultron: bought new, used for two years with no problems.
35mm Nokton: bought new, used for four years (main lens) with no problems.
21mm LTM: bought used on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-23-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 937
Posted By photogdave
Trade My GA645 For GS645?

I love the images my Fuji GA645 gives and it's pretty cool to have auto exposure and autofocus capabilities. However the AF is very noisy and the command dial is a bit fiddly.
My local shop has a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,599
Posted By photogdave
Very well written. I think you presented your...

Very well written. I think you presented your points quite objectively without sounding cynical.
I've always tried to offers similar advice as I watch the value of photography-for-hire decline to the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,747
Posted By photogdave
That's my whole point. Kodak is actively...

That's my whole point. Kodak is actively promoting the use of film.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,747
Posted By photogdave
For Those Who Think Kodak Has Given Up

If Kodak has "given up" on film as some like to suggest, then why would they do this? :
http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/motion/Products/Customer_Testimonials/Wally_Pfister/index.htm
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 24,582
Posted By photogdave
Update: I now have a rotary telephone from the...

Update: I now have a rotary telephone from the 1940s wall mounted in my living room. No more stupid cordless phone running out of battery in the middle of a call!
I still don't have a cell phone but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By photogdave
I haven't noticed a definite difference in...

I haven't noticed a definite difference in contrast but I would say the 100F is less vibrant. It still retains a "Velvia look" to my eye, but dialed down a little.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By photogdave
As far as I know, the 100F has the newer emerald...

As far as I know, the 100F has the newer emerald color layer added. The most noticeable difference to my eye is that skin tones from 100F are fairly acceptable. If you are going to have a few people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2011
Replies: 141
Views: 13,199
Posted By photogdave
At this point all the studios are archiving their...

At this point all the studios are archiving their motion pictures on film - even the ones produced entirely in the digital world.
Until a less expensive equally reliable archiving method comes along...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By photogdave
Stay here in...

Stay here in Kathmandu:
http://www.garuda-hotel.com/
Take lots of film. I shot about 30 rolls of Provia 100 during six weeks in Nepal and India.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,609
Posted By photogdave
Zeiss Fan: Excellent to deal with. Went above and...

Zeiss Fan:
Excellent to deal with. Went above and beyond to correct a problem that wasn't his fault. I highly recommend dealing with him.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,003
Posted By photogdave
I spoke to Fuji Canada yesterday and they say...

I spoke to Fuji Canada yesterday and they say Astia 135 and 120 is still current. That might mean they have stock.
However what's available and what's not in print film is truly baffling:
Pro 160C:...
Forum: Travel 01-27-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By photogdave
Um, I don't know. I live right at this...

Um, I don't know. I live right at this intersection but I had way better street shooting when I lived in the west end!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,169
Posted By photogdave
Slightly OT, but you might like to know that...

Slightly OT, but you might like to know that Vancouver is installing NEW pay phones in the downtown east side so at-risk people can call emergency services.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,761
Posted By photogdave
I'm with you! :cool:

I'm with you! :cool:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,761
Posted By photogdave
Agfa did the former which probably lead to its...

Agfa did the former which probably lead to its demise.

I don't have a problem with this. It's still cheaper than shooting digital.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-12-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,108
Posted By photogdave
I remember without really trying. I only care...

I remember without really trying. I only care when the quality of the photo is adversely affected by the poor quality of the lens.
When I started I had a Canon AE-1 with three primes that I used...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By photogdave
I hope it's okay to say this but "Living In The...

I hope it's okay to say this but "Living In The Shadows" has become a bit of a cliche.
I've seen it used in a number of photo essays, articles etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,678
Posted By photogdave
Yes, and the new film promises to have less grain...

Yes, and the new film promises to have less grain and more resolution than either of the old Portras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,678
Posted By photogdave
According to some, one of the reasons Agfa went...

According to some, one of the reasons Agfa went under was because they underpriced their film and didn't draw enough profit from it. I recall it was about 25-30% cheaper than everything else.
i think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By photogdave
...and following all that, keep your photos off...

...and following all that, keep your photos off of stinkin' Facebook! :p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,250
Posted By photogdave
Mine has a 2.0L GTI engine, so I can actually go...

Mine has a 2.0L GTI engine, so I can actually go up hills in 3rd gear! :cool:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,250
Posted By photogdave
Sure it happens in other circles. I used to be...

Sure it happens in other circles. I used to be heavily into downhill mountain biking. You should have heard me justifying my $3K bike purchase to my friends who only rode casually!
On the other hand,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 3,860
Posted By photogdave
Steve, your article was far more enjoyable and...

Steve, your article was far more enjoyable and valuable than another article on that website, Why Do People Still Love Film, which is almost insulting.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-21-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,922
Posted By photogdave
The flare is one of the reasons I love the Nokton...

The flare is one of the reasons I love the Nokton SC so much:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1236112184.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,594
Posted By photogdave
You should look at the new Pentax 645D....

You should look at the new Pentax 645D. Outstanding IQ and superior handling/ergonomics to any other MF system, save the Leica S2. It's weather sealed, has fast accurate AF, an awesome viewfinder and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,168
Posted By photogdave
I joined LS to participate in the discussion of...

I joined LS to participate in the discussion of the titling of Michael Reichman's 'Lolita' photograph.
Apparently they were right and I was wrong.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By photogdave
Hood For 35 Summicron M39

Can anyone tell me if the rectangle hood for the 35 Summicron ASPH will work on the M39 chrome edition that normally comes with the round vented hood?
Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By photogdave
I don't have this scanner (yet) but I've been...

I don't have this scanner (yet) but I've been reading about it. Don't you have to scan at a really high DPI for the higher resolution lens to kick in?
Did you do a USM in Photoshop?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,156
Posted By photogdave
That is quite the bummer! Digital projection is...

That is quite the bummer! Digital projection is currently so far behind film projection it's laughable.
However, Hollywood studio do try to archive all their movies on film, even if it was captured...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-24-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,735
Posted By photogdave
I've made really nice 13"x19" prints from the 5MP...

I've made really nice 13"x19" prints from the 5MP Panasonic LC1. Plenty of detail in eyelashes, hair etc. Only possible at ISO 100 from that camera though. Oh yeah, this was from out of camera JPEG...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 37,294
Posted By photogdave
I really like the grain of the 120 Delta. Here 's...

I really like the grain of the 120 Delta. Here 's a couple of shots developed at the lab - I think they use XTOL...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,483
Posted By photogdave
It's a waste of time. Pack up that film scanner...

It's a waste of time. Pack up that film scanner and send it to me. (mine broke)
I'll even pay for the shipping!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By photogdave
Here is the info from my old post on bringing...

Here is the info from my old post on bringing cameras and film to Peru:

Travel Advisory
If you plan to travel to Peru take note: each visitor is only allowed ONE CAMERA and up to 10 rolls of film....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,669
Posted By photogdave
Oh please...:rolleyes: Let's have an example then!

Oh please...:rolleyes:
Let's have an example then!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By photogdave
I wouldn't consider changing film types just for...

I wouldn't consider changing film types just for the sake of worrying about your exposures! I bring my little Gossen Digisix meter with me when shooting slides (I actually usually shoot slides in my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,669
Posted By photogdave
I don't think Neopan 400cn is available in Canada...

I don't think Neopan 400cn is available in Canada either.
Beau Photo, Leo's Camera Supply and Custom Color all have a good selection of film.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-20-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
^^Awesome Luca!

^^Awesome Luca!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By photogdave
My last trip to Peru all I took was M6 and CL!...

My last trip to Peru all I took was M6 and CL! Slide film in M6 and B&W in CL was a great combo. Also had my Pentax waterproof digi which my girlfriends shot with most of the time.
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-19-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,246
Posted By photogdave
I'm sorry! You're all wrong. Please excuse me. :D

I'm sorry!
You're all wrong. Please excuse me. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By photogdave
My M6 has been fine in these situations, aside...

My M6 has been fine in these situations, aside from a little viewfinder fogging - but that's manageable. M7 has more electronics of course.
My Nikon F100 was totally fine in the humidity of the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-19-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,246
Posted By photogdave
You're all wrong.

You're all wrong.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,784
Posted By photogdave
My Stylus Epic does that too but only when I try...

My Stylus Epic does that too but only when I try and load a 36 roll.
So I have my Epic and two Pentax waterproof digitals to choose from. But honestly I've never been afraid to use any of my analog...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6,844
Posted By photogdave
I've heard Delta 3200 exposed at 1600 is nice but...

I've heard Delta 3200 exposed at 1600 is nice but I don't know about developer and time etc.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 29
Pub
Views: 1,504
Posted By photogdave
Vancouver's Blarney Stone (kind of a pub/club...

Vancouver's Blarney Stone (kind of a pub/club cross) with Nokton 1.1.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1270614026.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,156
Posted By photogdave
Well, duh! As some of us have said, we know it...

Well, duh! As some of us have said, we know it probably won't make a difference but it can't hurt.
Besides, Fuji discontinued original Velvia in favor of Velvia 100. People got upset and they brought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,156
Posted By photogdave
I signed it. Probably won't change anything but...

I signed it. Probably won't change anything but it can't hurt.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2010
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,951
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1273722867.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,346
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1289278616.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,346
Posted By photogdave
+2. Love it!

+2. Love it!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2010
Replies: 51
K-5
Views: 5,716
Posted By photogdave
But the Nikon doesn't have weather-sealing, 100 %...

But the Nikon doesn't have weather-sealing, 100 % VF, in-body IS etc. Apples and oranges.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2010
Replies: 51
K-5
Views: 5,716
Posted By photogdave
The K-5 (and K-7) are very nice handling cameras...

The K-5 (and K-7) are very nice handling cameras and, to be honest, if I felt the need for a DSLR kit I would get rid of the last of my Nikon stuff and go fully Pentax.
But it's not THAT small. It...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-05-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,072
Posted By photogdave
Typical blogger crap; post other people's work...

Typical blogger crap; post other people's work because you can't do it yourself, but get "credit" for bringing it to people.
However, I was glad to see the link to the Star Wars travel posters...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2010
Replies: 132
Views: 8,421
Posted By photogdave
Good compositions and visualization, but the...

Good compositions and visualization, but the photoshop post processing gives it that generic current look that ultimately makes the images kind of slippery so my eye just glides pst them and doesn't...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-03-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 9,148
Posted By photogdave
Nice work! The XPan is really effective in this...

Nice work! The XPan is really effective in this situation. I really like the color stuff.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,309
Posted By photogdave
My buddy works for Entertainment One. I'll get a...

My buddy works for Entertainment One. I'll get a screener copy and send it to you!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,506
Posted By photogdave
I remember how poor the battery life seemed on my...

I remember how poor the battery life seemed on my new F100 compared to my old F-801. Your usage seems on par with what I was getting off old rechargeable NiCads when my F100 was brand new.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By photogdave
Amazingly accurate!

Amazingly accurate!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2010
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,951
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1231391761.SEQ.0.jpg

V.IV @ f/2
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-30-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,953
Posted By photogdave
I share your frustrations Keith. This is one of...

I share your frustrations Keith. This is one of the big reasons I prefer to shoot film. Maybe it's the way I'm wired, but I just find it much easier and straightforward to shoot my film, have the lab...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
Yes it does feel larger, but it is surprisingly...

Yes it does feel larger, but it is surprisingly light.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-29-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1231311150.SEQ.0.jpg

35 Summicron and Neopan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
Just for you Kim, maybe this one is less...

Just for you Kim, maybe this one is less attractive!
Wide open at ISO 400:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1288391739.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
Wide open with the 55mm at ISO...

Wide open with the 55mm at ISO 200.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1288389376.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
I really don't care for digital but I recognize a...

I really don't care for digital but I recognize a great product when I see it! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
I got goose bumps just handling it. Very exciting!

I got goose bumps just handling it. Very exciting!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
It sounds like supply is going to be EXTREMELY...

It sounds like supply is going to be EXTREMELY limited in the west. I'd contact my nearest dealer and get a deposit in!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By photogdave
I Shot With Pentax 645D!

Soooo...I bumped into the local Pentax rep who happened to have the 645D with him. He let me shoot a few frames and I was totally blown away!
The viewfinder is just stunning - maybe the brighest...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
Good tip. Thanks!

Good tip. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
I do have these! They are called Dry-Z-Air here...

I do have these! They are called Dry-Z-Air here and they do work great. I keep them on the windowsills in the basement and one in the laundry room. Maybe I will get one more and put it under the desk...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
My boss bought a house in Arizona and spends...

My boss bought a house in Arizona and spends every other month there. I'm stuck here full time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
Good tip. Thanks!

Good tip. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
Anyone else with tips?

Anyone else with tips?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-28-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,983
Posted By photogdave
Totally...

Totally agree!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/westenda.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By photogdave
Moldy Camera Bags!

A couple of my Lowepro camera bags are starting to get a bit of mold on them. They are stored under a desk in my basement-level office.
The gear inside is mostly seldom-used SLR stuff but I keep it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By photogdave
I looked at both quite carefully. The Canon is...

I looked at both quite carefully. The Canon is definitely more pocketable but I didn't think the IQ was quite as good and the macro not even close to the Panasonic. I like to have good macro.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By photogdave
Apples and oranges. You should really compare the...

Apples and oranges. You should really compare the Pen to the Panasonic GF-1. Personally I like the Panasonic better.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-27-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
One more from...

One more from me:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1273722867.SEQ.0.jpg

This one hasn't garnered too much interest in the gallery but I like it. I think it's funny that...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By photogdave
I've been shooting with mine for a over a month,...

I've been shooting with mine for a over a month, but it's just been personal snaps and I don't have anything worth posting here.
As much as I like it for what it is, what is isn't one of my film...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10,026
Posted By photogdave
I had the Ultron and it was a great lens. However...

I had the Ultron and it was a great lens. However it's not as sharp in the middle, it's bigger and it only focuses down to 0.9 meters.
I tested the Ultron and Nokton side by side and decided the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1192156029.SEQ.0.jpg

English Bay, Vancouver. Olympus Stylus Epic.
I just love this dude. I hope I'm as cool as him when I get to that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
So how about his one?...

So how about his one? ;)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1221794047.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1131055790.SEQ.0.jpg

Downtown Vancouver. First roll of color shot on my M4 with Voigtlander 21mm.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
Excellent work Vince! Thanks for the nice...

Excellent work Vince! Thanks for the nice descriptions too.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
Commercial Drive,...

Commercial Drive, Vancouver:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1256327093.SEQ.0.jpg

Fuji GA645 + NPZ 800
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-22-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
Great work everyone. This is fun! Here's another...

Great work everyone. This is fun!
Here's another fave of mine. This time I pre-visualized the shot and kept going back to the scene until I got what I wanted. Fuji GA645 and NPZ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-22-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,160
Posted By photogdave
Your Favorite Street Photo You Made

Let's see your favorite street photo that you took yourself! Tell us why you like it and what makes it special to you.
Here's...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-19-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10,026
Posted By photogdave
I kind of like that ring flare...

I kind of like that ring flare sometimes!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1254930109.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,787
Posted By photogdave
yes I've read that before. I put my camera on a...

yes I've read that before. I put my camera on a tripod with a similar set up, testing on both film and an M8 and guess what? No focus shift! Why? I don't know and I don't care.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,787
Posted By photogdave
I think it has to do with people reporting focus...

I think it has to do with people reporting focus shift when they don't know what it is.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,787
Posted By photogdave
Love mine. Sharp wide open and NO focus shift at...

Love mine. Sharp wide open and NO focus shift at all.
I don't use it every day because 50mm is not my favorite focal length, but I have the Nokton 35 1.4 for my fast 35.
It's big for an RF lens but...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-10-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 13,177
Posted By photogdave
Maybe your monitor is way out of calibration and...

Maybe your monitor is way out of calibration and that's why the store scan looks bad to you.
Like the others above, the store scan looks fine to me but the Epson scan looks too soft and has a strong...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 6,448
Posted By photogdave
Ultrapod with Joby ballhead.

Ultrapod with Joby ballhead.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,883
Posted By photogdave
Which lab did you use? I get my film developed at...

Which lab did you use? I get my film developed at Custom Color but do my own scanning. I know that when I occasionally get prints made there they offer "digital" prints or more expensive traditional...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,883
Posted By photogdave
We don't have Walgreen's here.

We don't have Walgreen's here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,884
Posted By photogdave
I shoot a lot of color with the SC version and it...

I shoot a lot of color with the SC version and it looks great. I have no problems with lack of contrast or too much 'softness'. It's a great lens - go for it!
Here's a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,883
Posted By photogdave
It's worth it. With the Epson you can also scan...

It's worth it. With the Epson you can also scan prints, documents and film formats other than 35mm if you get into that.
My high end Minolta film scanner finally died and I'm going to replace it with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By photogdave
Sounds like what you're looking for is this new...

Sounds like what you're looking for is this new digital photography craze! ;)
For me, half the fun of film is waiting a couple of days to get the films back from the lab and experiencing that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-05-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,386
Posted By photogdave
Those old liners sure are beautiful. I worked on...

Those old liners sure are beautiful. I worked on Holland America and Princess Cruises in the 90s but even their oldest ships weren't very nautical feeling. As a Princess employee I did get to spend...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-05-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,386
Posted By photogdave
Looking more closely with my glasses on, I think...

Looking more closely with my glasses on, I think you're right.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-05-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,386
Posted By photogdave
The battleship is definitely U.S. Looks like one...

The battleship is definitely U.S. Looks like one of the class destroyed at Pearl Harbor. The cruiser in the second shot looks British.
Since most of the signage in the shot of the town appear to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6,313
Posted By photogdave
No HD video? I'll pass.

No HD video? I'll pass.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,614
Posted By photogdave
Honestly, I think it's just a snap. We were in...

Honestly, I think it's just a snap. We were in Banff and Jasper this summer and my girlfriend, who doesn't normally take a lot of photos, was snapping like crazy at any kind of animal she saw along...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By photogdave
What a great way to draw unwanted attention to...

What a great way to draw unwanted attention to your phone! Anti-stealth!
Maybe for an extra $2 they'll throw in the black masking tape to cover the red dot.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-29-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 9,971
Posted By photogdave
Yes, almost as tiresome as the highly original...

Yes, almost as tiresome as the highly original joke of photoshopping a red dot onto a different camera and claiming it is the latest Leica and will be outrageously expensive. Hilarious. :rolleyes:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-28-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 9,971
Posted By photogdave
Ha ha. So very funny.

Ha ha. So very funny.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-28-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,725
Posted By photogdave
These shots are what photography is all about, to...

These shots are what photography is all about, to me.
I find looking at these images far more satisfying than leafing through the pages of the latest issue of any photography magazine.
Thanks for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,304
Posted By photogdave
I think their approach is that since most users...

I think their approach is that since most users are scanning the film and tweaking it to their preference, then there is no real market for the two distinct emulsions anymore. I agree with this.
I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,304
Posted By photogdave
I'm afternoon Velvia!

I'm afternoon Velvia!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,304
Posted By photogdave
That's for the whole division, not the film...

That's for the whole division, not the film product line on its own. This makes the figures meaningless for this discussion.
It could be the photofinishing products that are causing the loss, or the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,304
Posted By photogdave
I like his explanation of the decision to combine...

I like his explanation of the decision to combine the two types of Portras to be more effective with a scanning workflow. Actually makes sense!
I'm starting to work my way back over to Kodak from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2010
Replies: 225
Views: 78,725
Posted By photogdave
I don't have one but I've handled one in...

I don't have one but I've handled one in person.
What I like: black paint finish, big shutter dial, engraving, black frame counter.
What I don't like: MP rewind knob, it's a collectable. It has the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 6,228
Posted By photogdave
They don't. Sorry!

They don't. Sorry!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 6,228
Posted By photogdave
Don't need another camera but the only digi I...

Don't need another camera but the only digi I have is my old Pentax 43 WR and I could use an update.
If the X100 feels as good as it looks then it's a contender. My only definite purchase will be a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-21-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 9,380
Posted By photogdave
My feeling exactly! :cool:

My feeling exactly! :cool:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By photogdave
My Minolta Scan Multi II just crapped out on me...

My Minolta Scan Multi II just crapped out on me tonight. Nikon 9000 too expensive and I heard isn't supported by latest mac OS. Now would be a perfect time!
Sigh...time to check the reviews of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,725
Posted By photogdave
The viewfinder has me very excited. Very...

The viewfinder has me very excited. Very excited!
It will still be a tough call to spend whatever it costs (I think it will be pricey for that VF technology) for just one focal length. I shoot a Fuji...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-16-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10,026
Posted By photogdave
To all those who say your lens has focus shift:...

To all those who say your lens has focus shift: are you shooting film or digital?
Mine works fine on both but I'm curious anyway.
Also, I always knew this lens has visible barrel distortion but it...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-15-2010
Replies: 202
Views: 42,149
Posted By photogdave
Mostly film shooting, digital workflow....

Mostly film shooting, digital workflow. Occasionally use a Pentax waterproof digi for fun summertime stuff!
I try out new digi cameras like the LX5, S90 etc. but get bored of them pretty fast.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-15-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10,026
Posted By photogdave
Thanks for the compliment! The headboard was...

Thanks for the compliment! The headboard was shiny chrome and the window light was reflecting off it, so I'm not sure any lens would have handled it better.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-15-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10,026
Posted By photogdave
Yes, what lousy bokeh! Why anyone uses this lens...

Yes, what lousy bokeh! Why anyone uses this lens is a mystery to me. :rolleyes:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1278013154.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 5,172
Posted By photogdave
I would trade my GA645 for this. Autofocus is...

I would trade my GA645 for this. Autofocus is starting to get annoying!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By photogdave
I was told by the local Leica rep the way the...

I was told by the local Leica rep the way the program works is you "design" your camera online, take the PDF to your local dealer and pay them and they order it. Any Leica dealer can do this. So I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2010
Replies: 303
Views: 127,501
Posted By photogdave
From the M9 and CV 35 1.4...

From the M9 and CV 35 1.4 SC:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1255017017.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-08-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 6,289
Posted By photogdave
What he said! Also check out the review our old...

What he said! Also check out the review our old buddy Ken Rockwell just posted on this great device.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2010
Replies: 303
Views: 127,501
Posted By photogdave
Here's...

Here's another:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1231311150.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By photogdave
Pretty common for Voigtlander LTM lenses. Won't...

Pretty common for Voigtlander LTM lenses. Won't affect focus at all.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By photogdave
MORE INFO PLEASE!! Flatbed or film scanner? What...

MORE INFO PLEASE!!
Flatbed or film scanner? What settings etc.?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By photogdave
I don't think it's the focus that's the concern...

I don't think it's the focus that's the concern either, but the resolution.
Please tell us how you scanned it! Looking at the bigger image it looks like a bad reproduction, like a copy neg or...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,681
Posted By photogdave
Great quote - Plato was surely prescient. What he...

Great quote - Plato was surely prescient. What he is describing is how people read DPReview and buy their camera gear accordingly!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By photogdave
Cool idea. I wish maybe it was promoted here so I...

Cool idea. I wish maybe it was promoted here so I could have participated. I don't flickr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11,537
Posted By photogdave
The opening paragraph of the press release is...

The opening paragraph of the press release is hilarious!

"A woman is sitting at the bar of a dimly-lit cafe. Lost in thoughts, she doesn’t notice the glass of wine the bartender places before her....
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By photogdave
I like Fuji Pro 400H because it's fairly well...

I like Fuji Pro 400H because it's fairly well balanced, which is good if you can't anticipate the scene. But why limit yourself to color?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,681
Posted By photogdave
Kind of like searching for a certain frame in...

Kind of like searching for a certain frame in your negatives often leads to seeing an old forgotten shot in a new way!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,037
Posted By photogdave
I shoot C41 occasionally but not seriously. I do...

I shoot C41 occasionally but not seriously. I do really like Ektar but there's one problem - I can't project it!
The day I can't get slide film processed I'll consider digital if there's an...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-28-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,341
Posted By photogdave
Photoshop CS. I can adjust levels, curves,...

Photoshop CS. I can adjust levels, curves, sharpness and color. I can get rid of dust spots. I scan all my film as TIFF, so no problem with formats. I organize all the files in the Finder.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-28-2010
Replies: 303
Views: 127,501
Posted By photogdave
Does this...

Does this qualify?

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3291/U3291I1237872280.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By photogdave
Take it from a Vanagon owner - you don't want a...

Take it from a Vanagon owner - you don't want a VW boxer!
However, my inline-four conversion works very well indeed!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-20-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By photogdave
It steps between 24, 28, 35, 50, 70 and 90. Yes...

It steps between 24, 28, 35, 50, 70 and 90. Yes it does display the focal length on the screen.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-19-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By photogdave
I was actually quite happy to see it selling for...

I was actually quite happy to see it selling for significantly less than the LX3, and it's exactly half the price of the GF1 w/20mm lens!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-18-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By photogdave
A couple of early observations: the new, bigger...

A couple of early observations: the new, bigger grip aids handling quite well without seeming to add much bulk compared to LX3. The new step-zoom is VERY well implemented! A quick flick of the zoom...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-18-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By photogdave
LX5 - First Pics

Some snaps from the LX5. Unaltered JPEGs from the camera. First shot is 1600 ISO @ F2, second shot is 100 ISO @ F4.
Haven't had time to really give it a workout yet!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 2,937
Posted By photogdave
I usually go to Custom Color downtown. It's $5.50...

I usually go to Custom Color downtown. It's $5.50 per roll for develop only of neg film, and I think about $10 for slide film. I tend to buy their slide film with processing included.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 2,937
Posted By photogdave
On my last big trip, which was to South America...

On my last big trip, which was to South America for three weeks, I faced the same choice. I even fully tested an Olympus DSLR and lens set because it offered the smallest and lightest combo (this was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 10,955
Posted By photogdave
Yes, I meant to say that if you already have a...

Yes, I meant to say that if you already have a full time job it's probably not worth it. I know a few people that have shot stock since the 80s who say it's pretty hard to earn a living doing it full...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 10,955
Posted By photogdave
From what I've been told by friends who do sell...

From what I've been told by friends who do sell to stock agencies, it's no longer worth the time. By the time you've edited your images and tagged all the info you're actually working for pennies an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By photogdave
It all depends on the store. Where I am there are...

It all depends on the store. Where I am there are three stores that sell used gear. One of them inspects everything short of running film through it and has a machine to check the accuracy of the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Not magic. Just better qualified. End of.

Not magic. Just better qualified.
End of.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Do you have any facts to back up these...

Do you have any facts to back up these pronouncements?
I though not...:rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
You said it yourself. On-the-job. It's useful.

You said it yourself. On-the-job. It's useful.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Fine. The quality of new reporting has gone so...

Fine. The quality of new reporting has gone so far downhill already because people with attitudes like yours believe non-trained, non-payed amateurs can deliver the goods just as well as pros. I'd...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
I was referring to the pedestrian incident Mike...

I was referring to the pedestrian incident Mike photographed.
As to the suicide, had a professional been on the scene they would have stayed well away from the girl and let emergency services do...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
A professional wouldn't have taken a single shot...

A professional wouldn't have taken a single shot at this particular scene at all because it's not newsworthy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
No, because I trust you had the good sense to...

No, because I trust you had the good sense to stay out of the way. Others may not.
I'm trying to illustrate what COULD happen, not imply what you did. Sorry if I'm not clear. It's getting late here...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
This is a great example of what happens when an...

This is a great example of what happens when an amateur (news) photographer shoots at the scene of an accident vs. a pro.
No offense Mike (I mean this sincerely) but this is not a good "hard news"...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Journalists have MANY essential qualities...

Journalists have MANY essential qualities bloggers don't have: education, experience, resources, editors to check your work...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Personally I don't think they are. They don't...

Personally I don't think they are. They don't have the same skills and resources as a trained journalist. I think it's a sad state of affairs when people believe blogs are legitimate news.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
See my post above.

See my post above.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
I really don't believe anyone was implying that.

I really don't believe anyone was implying that.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
You have to draw a line somewhere. The reporter...

You have to draw a line somewhere. The reporter is reporting a news event. The story further reports on bullying, teen depression, and callous snapshooters. It is informational and helpful, if it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,889
Posted By photogdave
Not in a million years. When I was a press...

Not in a million years. When I was a press photographer I had to photograph the body of a girl who was molested and murdered, as they brought her out of the crime scene. Most horrible experience of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Posted By photogdave
I started with Sensia because it was cheaper but...

I started with Sensia because it was cheaper but I switched to Provia because the color is better.
Hopefully this decision will lead to more film shooters switching to Provia or other films and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 3,041
Posted By photogdave
My '84 VW Scirocco.

My '84 VW Scirocco.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 5,362
Posted By photogdave
Slides. Nothing else looks like slides.

Slides. Nothing else looks like slides.
Forum: Travel 08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By photogdave
I went through this too. Wasted nearly an hour...

I went through this too. Wasted nearly an hour while the customs guys tried to google my Leica CL to verify the value. Since I had three cameras on that trip I declared my Nikon and CL and I gave my...
Forum: RFF News 07-22-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10,621
Posted By photogdave
Had a look. Sorry to say, but nothing special...

Had a look. Sorry to say, but nothing special there. Not saying I can do better but you opened the door when you slammed McCurry. He is one of the few photographers I would call inspirational.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By photogdave
The Gallery is back!

The Gallery is back!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,997
Posted By photogdave
Good answer!

Good answer!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,997
Posted By photogdave
I was thinking of getting one simply for the...

I was thinking of getting one simply for the meter. I hate the meter on my M6. I seem to think the MP meter is better in less light.
I don't care about the paint finish, engraving or "feel" of the...
Forum: Travel 06-30-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,106
Posted By photogdave
I just got back from a two-week road trip through...

I just got back from a two-week road trip through northern BC, Alberta (Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Edmonton) and the Kootenays. I shot Provia 100F in my M4, and Neopan 400 and Provia 400X in my M6.
The...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By photogdave
Just proves my old theory. Everybody in the world...

Just proves my old theory. Everybody in the world is full of ****e!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,017
Posted By photogdave
The last wedding I shot was all film and all RF -...

The last wedding I shot was all film and all RF - a Hexar RF and Fuji GA645. The final product I handed the clients included the original negs and proof prints, all the scans on DVD and a published...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,070
Posted By photogdave
Here's an amazing shot from someone who didn't...

Here's an amazing shot from someone who didn't post here very much:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/farsan.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By photogdave
I agree with sqjw. The best way to buy something...

I agree with sqjw. The best way to buy something is to put it in your hands, get a feel for it and make up your mind.
Unless it's being sold by a trusted RFF member!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,070
Posted By photogdave
A great shot from...

A great shot from telenous:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Woman_with_umbrella_RFF.jpg

A shame Alkis doesn't seem to post anymore...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,070
Posted By photogdave
No offense intended, but in this thread can we...

No offense intended, but in this thread can we refrain from the "thanks for the mention" replies?
It gets kind of annoying after awhile to visit the newest post in the thread thinking someone has...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By photogdave
But all the studios still archive every completed...

But all the studios still archive every completed movie on film, regardless of how it was shot. This is what I'm talking about, not delivery to the theaters.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-30-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By photogdave
I'm sure you read the American Cinematographer...

I'm sure you read the American Cinematographer article in which, was it John Bailey?, pretty much slammed the Red One after using it on many, many productions.



Will the bean counters let this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2010
Replies: 449
Views: 50,075
Posted By photogdave
I think it's Pentax!

I think it's Pentax!
Forum: Off Topic 03-28-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 5,443
Posted By photogdave
A woman in Shanghai chased me with a pot of...

A woman in Shanghai chased me with a pot of boiling water because she thought I was photographing her. Luckily I could run faster than her.
In Senegal I was thrown in a village jail for taking a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,150
Posted By photogdave
Amen to that. As the quality of movie theatre...

Amen to that. As the quality of movie theatre projection continues to worsen (along with the behavior of the patrons) I find myself more often waiting for the BluRay to come out and watching most of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,150
Posted By photogdave
I've been shooting Super8 for years and...

I've been shooting Super8 for years and converting it to digital to blend it with video I've shot. It's a great effect for travel movies, wedding videos etc.
There's a store here in Vancouver that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By photogdave
I'm a fan of the Rollei IR. I expose it at 12 or...

I'm a fan of the Rollei IR. I expose it at 12 or 25 ISo with R72 filter. If you take the filter off you can shoot it as regular ISO 400 film. This film can be loaded in regular subdued light - no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 5,282
Posted By photogdave
I guess we're all having a consensual...

I guess we're all having a consensual hallucination about Provia 400X, Ektar 100, new TMax 100 and 400...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 5,282
Posted By photogdave
I actually think they will bring out replacement...

I actually think they will bring out replacement films with different names.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-23-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,789
Posted By photogdave
Totally agree. This is like the flipside to the...

Totally agree. This is like the flipside to the DPreview lens tests where they test a Nikon lens on a Nikon body and a Canon lens on a Canon body, then proclaim one lens is better than the other. The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-22-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,789
Posted By photogdave
The photos look great in real life. Who cares?

The photos look great in real life. Who cares?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By photogdave
I thought I had a dust spot on my sensor but it...

I thought I had a dust spot on my sensor but it was just a nanobot that ran out of gas!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By photogdave
Sounds like she's confusing rangefinder cameras...

Sounds like she's confusing rangefinder cameras with what we used to call viewfinder cameras.
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