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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,619
Posted By ranger9
The photo shop here sent out an email today...

The photo shop here sent out an email today announcing curb service: Order what you want off their website, then drive by the store and someone will bring it out to you so you don't have to get out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By ranger9
If seeing an exploded diagram would help, there's...

If seeing an exploded diagram would help, there's one for the Canon 7 on manualslib.com:

https://www.manualslib.com/download/1004337/Canon-7.html

Just don't be fooled by all the inviting big green...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By ranger9
He's probably just trying to keep it away from...

He's probably just trying to keep it away from his nose so he doesn't have to whiff the lingering odor of horrible-smelling Soviet leather. It took months for my Fed to air out enough that I could...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By ranger9
I've got the same lens and sometimes use it on an...

I've got the same lens and sometimes use it on an X-Pro 2... it seems to handle well, but focusing is a bit of a struggle in “interesting” light because often there's not enough contrast to get a...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,247
Posted By ranger9
Welcome, Jason! I've had many years of enjoyment...

Welcome, Jason! I've had many years of enjoyment from your camera-collector columns and books (although so many pages have come loose from the bindings that I'm not sure they qualify as “books”...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By ranger9
In 1973 I was taking a FORTRAN programming class...

In 1973 I was taking a FORTRAN programming class in high school. We would type our programs into a Teletype terminal and send them to a remote computer by putting a phone handset into an “acoustic...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,159
Posted By ranger9
The graininess thing is “grain aliasing” —...

The graininess thing is “grain aliasing” — exaggerated appearance of graininess caused by interaction between the film's grain structure and the pixel structure of your digitizing device — and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2020
Replies: 1,765
Views: 447,562
Posted By ranger9
So, about every 36 exposures then...? ;) Okay,...

So, about every 36 exposures then...? ;) Okay, the currently-available third-party batteries aren't quite THAT bad, but I still feel like I only get a couple of “rolls” per battery... I did make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By ranger9
Something that delves into this topic a...

Something that delves into this topic a bit:

https://youtu.be/NcM86r2R4GM
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By ranger9
Your English is great! No apologies necessary. I...

Your English is great! No apologies necessary. I owned a Drug once — it was the best-made and most well-finished Soviet camera I've ever owned.

Unfortunately, I don't remember much about the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 14,960
Posted By ranger9
The easy way to resolve all this is to sidestep...

The easy way to resolve all this is to sidestep the whole debate and buy a Minolta Autocord!

It's better designed than the Rolleiflex (no unavoidable film kink, no two-handed juggling act to focus...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
I wonder whether those $1,400-and-up figures are...

I wonder whether those $1,400-and-up figures are actual selling prices or only asking prices. I'd be surprised if many are changing hands in that range. Last year just out of curiosity I asked a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
Wow, that's a fascinating way to get the...

Wow, that's a fascinating way to get the application onto a modern MacOS version! Thanks for the info.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
Same files converted by...

Same files converted by...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-09-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
Here's a link to a zip containing a little clutch...

Here's a link to a zip containing a little clutch of Epson ERF files that you can download for testing. Don't expect them to be super-sharp, as I shot a lot of them with the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1 lens...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-08-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By ranger9
Struggling to understand how, other than as a...

Struggling to understand how, other than as a byproduct of grain structure, one film can be significantly “sharper” than another similar film.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-05-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By ranger9
Exactly. Also, lenses of conventional...

Exactly. Also, lenses of conventional construction increase their effective focal length as you focus closer, so if a manufacturer sized the frameline perfectly at infinity focus, it would show more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By ranger9
The f/1.2 looks great but is a crappy performer —...

The f/1.2 looks great but is a crappy performer — wide-aperture results are mushy without being interesting, and stopped down it's just average. If you want a Canon lens for picture-taking, the f/1.4...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By ranger9
I like the 7Artisans lens, but it's right on the...

I like the 7Artisans lens, but it's right on the borderline between “characterful” and “mushy”:

https://youtu.be/ZcFWedDkXVk

Fortunately, 50mm lenses have been around for a long time and there's no...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By ranger9
It's the difference between the new single...

It's the difference between the new single magnification (0.52x) and the old dual magnification (0.2x and 0.6x.) Obviously 0.52x gives a larger image than 0.2x, but it also means you can’t use lenses...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By ranger9
I know I've mentioned this video elsewhere...

I know I've mentioned this video elsewhere before, but it might help some people in this thread:

https://youtu.be/nDUupxM_418
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-02-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By ranger9
Manual focusing with the optical viewfinder is a...

Manual focusing with the optical viewfinder is a bit odd, although conceptually it's not much different from using a Leica II through IIIg with the separate rangefinder and viewfinder windows....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By ranger9
Minor Terminal note: if you open a new Terminal...

Minor Terminal note: if you open a new Terminal window and press the up-arrow key, it will display the last command you entered. Pressing up-arrow again steps you back through previous commands.

So...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-01-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By ranger9
The 40mm lens for the CL (not CLE) lenses had a...

The 40mm lens for the CL (not CLE) lenses had a more steeply sloped RF coupling cam than other M-series lenses. This wouldn't have made a difference on a perfectly-set-up camera, but a given amount...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By ranger9
Is there any pattern to WHEN this happens? Rollie...

Is there any pattern to WHEN this happens? Rollie stupidly designed their cameras so the film comes off the supply spool at the bottom, and runs over a right-angle roller before feeding into...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-30-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By ranger9
It sounds like the larger problem is with files...

It sounds like the larger problem is with files written to an SD card by something other than a camera. The Files app can see and import these files, but the Photos app can't... so older iOS...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-29-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By ranger9
Okay, I'm home and I tried it. Here are my...

Okay, I'm home and I tried it. Here are my results.

— I took an SD card, freshly formatted on my Olympus Pen F, and put it into my iMac 5K running Catalina. As expected, the card showed up as a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-29-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By ranger9
When you say the devices “can't see” the files,...

When you say the devices “can't see” the files, what app on the device do you mean? Do you mean that you can't import them into the Photos app, or that the Files app doesn’t list them as being on the...
Forum: Photo Software 01-28-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By ranger9
The short answer to your question is that if you...

The short answer to your question is that if you are running Lightroom CC pre-Catalina, updating to Catalina won't lose anything. I did exactly that and had no issues with file loss. The only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By ranger9
K-Mart discount stores were an unexpected...

K-Mart discount stores were an unexpected wonderland of photo stuff. Almost every K-Mart photo department carried Panatomic-X, Plus-X and Tri-X, Kodachrome 25 and 64, and Ektachrome-X or 100, in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,301
Posted By ranger9
I had that first-gen 90/2 Summicron (the one with...

I had that first-gen 90/2 Summicron (the one with the built-in tripod socket) and I found it super disappointing. I was much happier with the LTM version of the 105/2.5 Nikkor (big and heavy) and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-25-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8,523
Posted By ranger9
To respond to one earlier question: I believe...

To respond to one earlier question: I believe André Kertész started out working with a folding camera (because he was a soldier in the trenches of the Great War and needed something he could carry in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-24-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By ranger9
Yup, my advice was specifically because the OP...

Yup, my advice was specifically because the OP said he was going to be shooting backstage. For front-of-house photography (pictures taken from or behind the public seating area) the lens setup you...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By ranger9
He was ahead of Frank. He was ahead of everybody....

He was ahead of Frank. He was ahead of everybody. Too bad all the art boards for his book got burned up, so it's impossible to produce a facsimile edition.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By ranger9
Sorry, I had to jump in here because ballet and...

Sorry, I had to jump in here because ballet and modern dance are practically the ONLY things I photograph! (Yeah, the fact that I'm the marketing director of a professional ballet company has...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-20-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,114
Posted By ranger9
I realize we're talking apples and oranges, but I...

I realize we're talking apples and oranges, but I concur that the Pen F is a nice way to shoot b&w. I like to use the curves controls to punch up the highlights, push down the blacks, and boost the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,853
Posted By ranger9
Mamiya Six video: https://youtu.be/1O9MyDdZQ5Y

Mamiya Six video: https://youtu.be/1O9MyDdZQ5Y
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,853
Posted By ranger9
If you don't mind a slightly old-fashioned...

If you don't mind a slightly old-fashioned range/viewfinder (no projected frames, fuzzy-edged rangefinder patch) you might like the older Mamiya Six. Unlike the later, confusingly named Mamiya 6, the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,565
Posted By ranger9
What are all you guys using for viewfinders?

What are all you guys using for viewfinders?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-19-2020
Replies: 174
Views: 53,407
Posted By ranger9
The Canon 35/2 is a “guest star” in this...

The Canon 35/2 is a “guest star” in this video:

https://youtu.be/Q8JKV1TXk6A
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-18-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By ranger9
I suspect a laser cutter would be the ideal...

I suspect a laser cutter would be the ideal solution for creating the shape/size needed, if we could find a material that wouldn't catch fire or stink up the place during cutting. It also might be...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-18-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 817
Posted By ranger9
I've used Sugru for electrical repairs, but I...

I've used Sugru for electrical repairs, but I feel it doesn't turn out as “rubbery” as the advertising implies... for me the finished texture is more like stiff, only slightly flexible plastic. Not...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By ranger9
If you want to use one of these on a Leica M...

If you want to use one of these on a Leica M camera, it might be easier to find the LTM version (like the one pictured) and use a simple screw-to-M adapter, right? The screw mount version was the one...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By ranger9
Cold weather has always been a problem for...

Cold weather has always been a problem for cameras powered by button-cell batteries, and it's not just Bessas... although they may seem more affected because their LED meters shut off if the battery...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-16-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
Crop factor is just a bourgeois concept (is a...

Crop factor is just a bourgeois concept (is a Rolleiflex a crop-factor Linhof?) but if you don't personally like the sensor size, then fine. Repairability is no worse than a lot of other discontinued...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,159
Posted By ranger9
No, I don't, and no, I'm not. The Flickr issue...

No, I don't, and no, I'm not. The Flickr issue may be in play, though... thanks...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,159
Posted By ranger9
A lot of you seem to be getting less grain...

A lot of you seem to be getting less grain aliasing than I do. Not complaining, just think it's notable. From Sunday, using the new Ilford Ortho Plus film -- a lot less "ortho" than I had been...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,763
Posted By ranger9
If you are okay with 6mp and the 2gb size limit...

If you are okay with 6mp and the 2gb size limit on memory cards (except on the R-D1x) then why not? The biggest irritant is likely to be batteries — the third-party batteries still available just...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,640
Posted By ranger9
It strains my credulity that even Leica would pay...

It strains my credulity that even Leica would pay enough for a screw to affect costs more than a fraction of a percent.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,114
Posted By ranger9
Okay, machinists, how hard would it be to make a...

Okay, machinists, how hard would it be to make a “spinner” screw that you'd push in to unscrew (“you” in this case being a technician who needs to adjust the vertical rangefinder alignment) and when...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By ranger9
Normally you don't have to do that. I have both...

Normally you don't have to do that. I have both this and to 50/1.1, and they were perfect right out of the box. I think 7Artisans includes this capability mostly for people whose cameras are at (or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,159
Posted By ranger9
Lots of nice results on this thread! Thought I'd...

Lots of nice results on this thread! Thought I'd drop in my YouTube video on this in case anyone is looking for a super-simple way to get started (if you already have a macro...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-09-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By ranger9
A Japanese manufacturer would have put in a...

A Japanese manufacturer would have put in a projected-frame RF/VF with parallax compensation...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,114
Posted By ranger9
Cut us some slack, it's about the only chance we...

Cut us some slack, it's about the only chance we get in today's world to laugh at the ruling class.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By ranger9
One often-overlooked advantage of the Autocord is...

One often-overlooked advantage of the Autocord is that Minolta completely reversed the film path, so the film runs straight off the supply spool into the film gate, rather than having to make a...
Forum: RFF News 01-09-2020
Replies: 169
Views: 11,258
Posted By ranger9
You could call this the “Epson R-D1 Effect.” The...

You could call this the “Epson R-D1 Effect.” The R-D1 was a very good camera for its day (I still use mine occasionally) and its specs were competitive for the period. It had the backing of a major,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-08-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,114
Posted By ranger9
Ah, yes, Leica continues the tradition of premium...

Ah, yes, Leica continues the tradition of premium models being denoted by a big ol' gnarly hardware-store wood screw over the adjustment port... “Look, he's shooting with the new Hillbilly Special...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-07-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By ranger9
Enjoyed the article, although I didn't think much...

Enjoyed the article, although I didn't think much of his dismissing high-quality pre-Leica 35s such as the Tourist Multiple and Simplex Special as “ some hobbled together model built with very low...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By ranger9
Just don't expect any night-and-day differences...

Just don't expect any night-and-day differences in usability. They differ in detail, but not that much. It's not like the difference you'd see if you picked up a (more expensive) Minolta CL or...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-04-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,269
Posted By ranger9
I've got a Flash Meter IV also, and eventually I...

I've got a Flash Meter IV also, and eventually I just got used to carrying it around. I also have the original Gossen Digisix (the new Digisix 2 seems exactly the same except that the dial is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-04-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By ranger9
Yes, that's true. The camera version of the...

Yes, that's true. The camera version of the various flashes only refers to what type of hot "foot" is mounted. The wireless controllers are the same in terms of flash foot -- e.g. you need a Fuji...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,802
Posted By ranger9
If a couple of weeks ago counts as “just,” I just...

If a couple of weeks ago counts as “just,” I just bought another crazy 7Artisans M-mount lens, the 75mm f/1.25. Results so far in my limited shooting are ambiguous... need to find a patient model who...
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