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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By jbf
Thanks everyone for all the kind words. It...

Thanks everyone for all the kind words. It really means a lot.





Joe,

The camera was an A7S actually. Used four lenses. Leica 35mm Summicron IV, CV 28mm 1.8, Helios 44M (50mm 1.8), and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By jbf
Thanks Godfrey. Yeah, in terms of documentary...

Thanks Godfrey. Yeah, in terms of documentary spirit, I was referring to shedding light on things we may not otherwise see or notice. :)



There is a wonderful quote by George Orwell that I came...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By jbf
Over 1 Year in the Making. Concept, Design, Fabrication.

Hey all,

Been a long time reader and poster here. I wanted to share with you all an art project I've spent the greater part of a year creating.


http://www.polygonfuture.com/akm



From...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,131
Posted By jbf
Just contact plustek. Someone gave you a...

Just contact plustek. Someone gave you a contact. I'd use that.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,131
Posted By jbf
I dont own this scanner, but have you tried...

I dont own this scanner, but have you tried contacting plustek's support? I cannot imagine this is the proper operation of this scanner. You should probably ask them about it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-20-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,748
Posted By jbf
Dont forget that in the worst case scenario you...

Dont forget that in the worst case scenario you still have Plustek's range of scanners. Their optifilm120 is supposedly quite good.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,681
Posted By jbf
I think this is cool though. The fact that you...

I think this is cool though. The fact that you can go to a space and be like "*** is this that i am looking at?" is a beautiful thing. It's an entirely human thing.

For me art that i like is art...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,681
Posted By jbf
Whats the point if you arn't going to take a look...

Whats the point if you arn't going to take a look a specific works and analyze them? Talking in generalizations doesnt really prove anything. Lets talk about baseless opinion. Yaay.


Whats...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,681
Posted By jbf
Stephen, Can you please post the photographers...

Stephen, Can you please post the photographers work your referring to?



Reason being is that without viewing the work it makes it hard to talk about the images in entirety.


Personally, what I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By jbf
I think I am the exact opposite. I am incredibly...

I think I am the exact opposite.

I am incredibly self-critical.

But not to burn any bridges or hurt peoples feelings, I think it takes people to be incredibly self-critical in order to succeed in a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-09-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 29,152
Posted By jbf
3D printing is incredibly expensive compared to...

3D printing is incredibly expensive compared to other manufacturing processes. Even in commercial form.


To make that model in solidworks likely cost this kid as much as\ 200-300 bucks for that...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,989
Posted By jbf
I owned a ZI before I got a leica. My biggest...

I owned a ZI before I got a leica. My biggest complaint after switching, was that the viewfinder of the leica just looked so...meh.. in comparison. The ZI viewfinder is HUGE and its great for...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-28-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,451
Posted By jbf
I'm a /5 airhead rider myself. :) Im still...

I'm a /5 airhead rider myself. :)


Im still running with points ignition and i have enough problems with maintaining a 40yr old machine. Its in great shape but still needs a few things sorted out...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,260
Posted By jbf
Was the manual focus way more responsive?

Was the manual focus way more responsive?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,539
Posted By jbf
Hahaha. You must not have understood what I...

Hahaha. You must not have understood what I said.

That doesnt prove anything. Im talking about the speed of manual focus. Using an optical sensor in a lens barrel to control focus which is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,539
Posted By jbf
All I want to know is the manual focus actually...

All I want to know is the manual focus actually usable in darkness.

Because it was utter crap on the x100.

All we need is manual focus that works like the GF1 and GF series panasonic cameras. its...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By jbf
Sounds like you should get the camera checked...

Sounds like you should get the camera checked out. Its possible that the film advance is stripping gears because the tension is too high from the filim and because of that takes more times to wind...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 8,303
Posted By jbf
I loved the camera while I owned it but...

I loved the camera while I owned it but ultimately with the prospect of a new fuji around the corner with the option for other lenses I opted to sell it while I could still get a reasonable offer for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By jbf
Can you give a more exact price? Its a non-asph...

Can you give a more exact price? Its a non-asph version. So are we talking like 700?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By jbf
How Much Is This Lens Worth/Sell For?

Hi guys,

How much does a Leica-M Elmarit 28mm 2.8 lens go for? Serial number is in the 2768xxx range?


I bought a faulty plaubel makina that was listed as good condition and I am trying to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By jbf
Really great stuff! Thanks for sharing this!

Really great stuff! Thanks for sharing this!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-23-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 13,996
Posted By jbf
Whatever, at the core of it all, Steve Huff is no...

Whatever, at the core of it all, Steve Huff is no different than Ken Rockwell. He uses reviews and crap people loan him to make money.

His photos are pretty uninspiring to me. I am not saying...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,612
Posted By jbf
totally. l.a. is not dangerous like people...

totally. l.a. is not dangerous like people assume. ive lived here for a while now and i've lived in neighborhoods that people immediately assume are GANG LANDS. fortunately for me its the exact...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,612
Posted By jbf
aahahaha. sorry, but that was your fault. ...

aahahaha. sorry, but that was your fault. hollywood is hollywood, its always a ****show. all you had to do was be friendly and be like "yo dude that car is -effin' sick (awesome). i just...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,363
Posted By jbf
The framelines/rf patch are incredibly dim in...

The framelines/rf patch are incredibly dim in normal/shade lighting.


I called and it seems like its a fairly standard price (What I've paid for my leica to be CLA'd).

About 250-290 for a CLA...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,363
Posted By jbf
Plaubel Makina 67

Hi All,

I scored a makina 67 from Vintage Visuals in Canda.

However I notice that the viewfinder framelines and RF patch are very dim. Is this a common problem with the Plaubel Makina 67?

Also,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Posted By jbf
Steve's Camera is great. He's in Culver City...

Steve's Camera is great. He's in Culver City (Los Angeles) and he does great work. I've had my m6 and lenses serviced by him many times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By jbf
DECEMBER: What LIGHT like in Vietnam/Thailand?

I will be traveling through Vietnam/Thailand from December 18th through January 18th. What is the weather like normally during this time?

Mostly Sunshine? Partly Cloudy? I dont care about...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-22-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 8,135
Posted By jbf
And you recieve no banding issues?

And you recieve no banding issues?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-22-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 8,135
Posted By jbf
Keith let us know what happens. My x100 bands as...

Keith let us know what happens. My x100 bands as well at 1600 (with a lower exposure) and at 3200 and 6400 its unusable.

I sent it to FUJI USA and they did some 'correction software' on it. It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By jbf
The lighting is tungsten lighting with only extra...

The lighting is tungsten lighting with only extra light coming from two incredibly high end HP dreamcolor LCD panels.


I will try shooting at 1600 and pushing exposure two stops in lightroom/camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By jbf
Can You Replicate this Problem?

Hi guys/gals/friendlypeoples,

I am having a problem with my x100 and I was hoping you guys would be able to try this out with your camera and tell me if you get similar results.


If you can, sit...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By jbf
You are working as an intern? Any...

You are working as an intern? Any self-respecting photographer will work with you a few times to 'test you out'. If you perform well and they are a human being, they will pay you.

If the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,172
Posted By jbf
it works fine for me.

it works fine for me.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,172
Posted By jbf
They are based in Canada but were allowed to send...

They are based in Canada but were allowed to send part of their allocation to online U.S. orders.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,172
Posted By jbf
I ordered from Henry's USA online outlet.

I ordered from Henry's USA online outlet.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,172
Posted By jbf
This thing is quirky, but I like it.

Had my x100 for a day now. It definitely has its quirks about it. Overall though I think once working within those quirks, the camera is great. I personally hate AF but honestly it works very...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-31-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,808
Posted By jbf
It is Henry's USA apparently.

It is Henry's USA apparently.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-31-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,808
Posted By jbf
I just got an email from Henry's.com saying my...

I just got an email from Henry's.com saying my X100 order had shipped. I ordered a week or two ago. Unsure if it is a fluke or not.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,127
Posted By jbf
I would imagine the main concern not only is the...

I would imagine the main concern not only is the factory damage but the radiation level in the area of Miyagi prefecture. (where the factory is located)


My main concern personally (next to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 7,853
Posted By jbf
that coveted M2 is no more worth than an old...

that coveted M2 is no more worth than an old ipad.

the only reason it has value is because we attach value to it.


once all those baby boomers die, or film gets destroyed by the loss of the motion...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-22-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 18,355
Posted By jbf
agreed

agreed
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By jbf
flash flash flash use it if you got it or want to...

flash flash flash use it if you got it or want to experiment. anything can be used for anything so long as you just experiment and find out what works.

gilden, winogrand, and many others make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By jbf
you are late it was posted last week at least...

you are late

it was posted last week at least two different threads.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,461
Posted By jbf
its marketing people. they have to sell cameras...

its marketing people. they have to sell cameras somehow.

i dont care how they market it or what hype is surrounding it.


im still buying it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,802
Posted By jbf
aye. ive been to a workshop or two and had...

aye. ive been to a workshop or two and had professional editors cut me down. its normal. its healthy. its the only way to grow.

criticism is good. criticism that hurts is usually the ones...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,204
Posted By jbf
Sorry but as being labled as a hipster myself,...

Sorry but as being labled as a hipster myself, the NX100 is nothing even close to being hipster (even in japan)


X100 is far more hipster (though film is where its at) in hipster around the world.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 8,802
Posted By jbf
just because a photo has bad focus or low...

just because a photo has bad focus or low contrast does not make it a bad picture.

rules are there to be known, understood, and then broken. do you think some of the most famous musicians such as...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-12-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,657
Posted By jbf
you dont process everything. edit down. ...

you dont process everything. edit down. brutally edit. get rid of all the riff raff.


i usually spend a few days editing down/categorizing all my shots. ones that work for a specific purpose,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,271
Posted By jbf
thanks for this. well worth it.

thanks for this. well worth it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,553
Posted By jbf
yeah i heard that if you take 1500 pictures of...

yeah i heard that if you take 1500 pictures of your cat or back yard you it can cause your a++ pro lens skills to level up to +10 acp/UISD firmware and then you can get protip maneuver skills with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,553
Posted By jbf
i was wondering when they would start making m43...

i was wondering when they would start making m43 lenses.

too bad its a 50. such a boring focal length. i want fast manual focus wides that i can focus via distance scale.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 11,283
Posted By jbf
boring. im tired of 50mm lenses. why not wide...

boring. im tired of 50mm lenses. why not wide angle lenses. out of every lens that has been released on the market, it is fast wide lenses that we do not have for m43.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-18-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 24,694
Posted By jbf
Nice. I prefer 2nd and 4th images. Others dont...

Nice. I prefer 2nd and 4th images. Others dont really do anything for me. If i were to own an m9, i'd probably also own the nokton 1.2.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,174
Posted By jbf
I love what magnum is doing. I would not say...

I love what magnum is doing. I would not say the work is no longer journalistic. It is still about telling stories and narratives. Albeit morally ambiguous at times, but that is what I think...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 7,022
Posted By jbf
there are five hundred million 50 millimeter...

there are five hundred million 50 millimeter lenses out there. cosina doesnt really need to make another 50mm... we could use some nice, fast wide angle lenses though.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-24-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,201
Posted By jbf
When i owned an RD-1 i used a type of 3M double...

When i owned an RD-1 i used a type of 3M double sided adhesive. it was in the form of a thin roll tape. It works just fine.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By jbf
If it only had better MF scales and the ability...

If it only had better MF scales and the ability to do 'snap focus' a-la ricoh GRD

(or just had a ring on the lens to focus with, and proper DoF markers) i might consider it.

otherwise it's a P&S...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By jbf
Replacement Top Plate

Anyone purchased a replacement M6 TTL top plate before and if so, how much did it cost to purchase outright (aka not have it installed).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By jbf
That's at least another five months from now.

That's at least another five months from now.
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,035
Posted By jbf
Boring as usual.

Boring as usual.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By jbf
i love the idea of the GF1 but until they have a...

i love the idea of the GF1 but until they have a prime wide equivalent i wont be buying into the system.

s90 looks great for a pocket cam, but not so keen on the small sensor aspect of it.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-05-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,335
Posted By jbf
It may feel like a camera but if it is slow to...

It may feel like a camera but if it is slow to focus then whats the point?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By jbf
I would love to do this!!!

I would love to do this!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By jbf
Are you sure? I asked sherry krauter and she...

Are you sure? I asked sherry krauter and she replied saying it was going to cost me a ton of money to do it. Said it was more worth it to sell and buy a new camera.

If it's only about 80...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By jbf
Ah ok. Sweet. I asked him what color it was. ...

Ah ok. Sweet. I asked him what color it was. He replied back (almost instantly) that is was chrome.

You think chrome and black versions sell for about the same price?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By jbf
.58 Viewfinder

How rare is it to find black M6 TTL .58 viewfinders and what is the usual going price for them?

I currently have a black M6 TTL but it's with a .72 viewfinder and i'd really like a .58 viewfinder...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-10-2010
Replies: 825
Views: 167,509
Posted By jbf
Fast Lenses built specifically for Micro Four...

Fast Lenses built specifically for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Specificially, wide angle lenses (24, 28, 35)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 9,657
Posted By jbf
Harry Lime, what do you do now? reason I ask...

Harry Lime,

what do you do now? reason I ask is because I work in the animation industry now, albeit a much more modern and different industry than before (and no longer traditional 2D animation)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 9,657
Posted By jbf
That is exactly what Winogrand himself said. If...

That is exactly what Winogrand himself said. If you dont photograph everything how do you know what your subconscious will see. If you are only choosing what to photograph consciously, then you are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By jbf
Some people are completely out of touch with...

Some people are completely out of touch with things on this forum. The work that comes on display from the Oskar Barnack contest is usually of the utmost quality and has some wonderful subject...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-13-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,351
Posted By jbf
They did not adjust AF speed in the latest EP1...

They did not adjust AF speed in the latest EP1 update. It AF updates were done to 1.1 update. Not 1.2.

You are experiencing a placebo effect.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 10,580
Posted By jbf
I will not buy a digital leica until it matches...

I will not buy a digital leica until it matches or exceeds the high ISO capabilities of my Canon 5D. So far it does not compete.


No thanks.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-07-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 4,587
Posted By jbf
I think saying that nothing happens in your town...

I think saying that nothing happens in your town is probably erroneous.

everything happens everywhere. you just have to look for it, talk to it, and figure it out.


things happen everywhere. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-05-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,267
Posted By jbf
That is exactly the combination i am thinking of...

That is exactly the combination i am thinking of until they release a 28mm equiv lens. once that happens ill be doing the same thing with the 28mm lens.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 8,046
Posted By jbf
if it only had a damn hotshoe! i'd buy it in a...

if it only had a damn hotshoe! i'd buy it in a second! i want an optical viewfinder damnit.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By jbf
So what did you do for the scanner? Did you...

So what did you do for the scanner? Did you essentially create a black foamcore box/snoot that the camera sits ontop of?

I need to get a hybrid film scanner or something because i have way too much...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By jbf
So I held a Oly EP-1...

Nice. Quiet, small. 35mm w accessory finder. really appealing.

maybe one day.

maybe a panny gf1. whatever. all the same.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2009
Replies: 210
Views: 10,767
Posted By jbf
aaahahahahahahahahahaha. hahahahahahahahahaha. ...

aaahahahahahahahahahaha. hahahahahahahahahaha. ahahahahahaha.


wait....



hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9,237
Posted By jbf
First off, I dont read what he says. So that is...

First off, I dont read what he says. So that is not an issue. I am pointing out the fact that quite a lot of 'photographers' do not strive to really say anything with their work. Their photos...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9,237
Posted By jbf
He is like 98% of most photographers in this...

He is like 98% of most photographers in this world. Crappy.

It's junk IMO. Useless photographs of things which have been photographed a million times, which have nothing real or valuable to say...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 7,938
Posted By jbf
Obviously there are costs to be considered. But...

Obviously there are costs to be considered. But seriously. using one lens, one camera for a year is definitely a way to learn how to use your camera and make it work.

Personally, if you give me...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By jbf
Exhibition Prints Made in LA?

Hi all,

Looking for a lab/print shop that will make archival (as archival as we know so far) exhibition quality prints from digital files? I have some medium format shots that I want to have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By jbf
Place to view M9/Leica in Los Angeles?

So I just moved to the LA area for a 3D Animation job here in glendale...

Anyway, I dont have anything to do today or tomorrow before I start my first day of work, so I was wondering if there are...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-10-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,271
Posted By jbf
Sorry but I dont see any reason I would ever...

Sorry but I dont see any reason I would ever downgrade my 5D to an M8 when the 5D costs a fraction of an M8, even in the current situation and used market. Small? Yes. Can I get the exact same...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 5,033
Posted By jbf
No no no no no. This is a fake. 100%. We've...

No no no no no. This is a fake. 100%. We've been over this hundreds of times before. This was done by a fan on a japanese website, it is not real, its fake fake fake.

While the real M9, if ever...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,710
Posted By jbf
a tool is a tool is a tool is a tool is a tool is...

a tool is a tool is a tool is a tool is a tool is a tool


what you use is of no importance. all that matters is that whatever it may be, gets you to your ultimate vision, goal, etc. if that is a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,376
Posted By jbf
If your asking yourself that, then maybe you dont...

If your asking yourself that, then maybe you dont or shouldnt? I dont know.

In any artist/photographer (sometimes synonymous, sometimes not)/architect/designer/etc lifetime they notice patterns of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2009
Replies: 157
Views: 15,359
Posted By jbf
I know at least 3 professionals who shoot film...

I know at least 3 professionals who shoot film leicas for their projects exclusively.

Alan Chin, a NY based photog for Newsweek uses his religiously. He's documented both Afghanistan, Iraq, and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,878
Posted By jbf
no one must know how to read. that image is a...

no one must know how to read. that image is a fake and has been floating around for over six months. its not a real image, it was photoshopped by a fan.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By jbf
Love the second photo. Beautiful lighting,...

Love the second photo. Beautiful lighting, strong mood I think as well. The anonymity of it is very haunting to me.

Ignore what these other blokes are saying. Keep doing everything your doing. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,602
Posted By jbf
does it really matter? its a strap for petes...

does it really matter? its a strap for petes sake.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By jbf
I love the 28 1.9. Such an amazing lens I think.

I love the 28 1.9. Such an amazing lens I think.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By jbf
I'm in Savannah, GA but I dont have much interest...

I'm in Savannah, GA but I dont have much interest in the cherry blossom festival. Sorry. :) That and i have a pretty busy schedule.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,064
Posted By jbf
you do have the same right to be wrong, but not...

you do have the same right to be wrong, but not the right to name calling. in your 'street clothes', yes. but not in 'uniform'.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 5,064
Posted By jbf
You, of all people, have no business talking like...

You, of all people, have no business talking like this. You are a moderator. Leave the snide messages at the door please. You are here to represent rangefinderforum.com and be--at least to some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 5,212
Posted By jbf
I carry extra camera with me. Usually two when...

I carry extra camera with me. Usually two when im traveling or out on a documentary project....

My 5D with 35/2 and Leica M6 with 35/2.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 5,137
Posted By jbf
Im sorry, but no matter what kind of "noise...

Im sorry, but no matter what kind of "noise reduction" software or tricks available, it will never replace having a camera with good high iso ability.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By jbf
UK: Police Surveillance on Journalists, etc

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2009/mar/06/police-surveillance-climate-camp-journalists


I'd watch the whole thing if I were you.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-06-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 5,137
Posted By jbf
I think all updates are pointless until they get...

I think all updates are pointless until they get better high ISO.

While delayed shutter is nice, it's not really an issue when working on a documentary project. People know your photographing...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,935
Posted By jbf
A seriously stupid move. But whatever. Hope...

A seriously stupid move. But whatever. Hope they make some sales of it of it at least.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-17-2009
Replies: 825
Views: 167,509
Posted By jbf
I too would totally buy a smaller and more...

I too would totally buy a smaller and more compact 35 1.2. Dont know if that's technologically possible, but it'd be sweet as hell. Otherwise I'd love a full frame digital bessa.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By jbf
Chris, some beauitful portraits of your son. ...

Chris, some beauitful portraits of your son. I've always loved your work, and I wish you only the best my friend. You deserve the best, and I honestly mean that. I'm always rooting for ya my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
Thanks for all the encouragement and help, Tom. ...

Thanks for all the encouragement and help, Tom. I've found that I do very well have an incredibly hard time editing my work. Its the most frustrating part of it all. Of course I can edit down...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
Thanks for the heads up Tom. I was thinking along...

Thanks for the heads up Tom. I was thinking along the same terms as you brought up, but I didnt even think about the newsletter idea, etc. I figure I could always sign away my 'liability rights' or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
Well... it's a bit of an issue to be honest. I...

Well... it's a bit of an issue to be honest. I made a friend with the manager of the car maintenance shop through a chance happening. The manager sub-leased an apartment of my friends over the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
While these sets of images are not shot with a...

While these sets of images are not shot with a Leica, there are others that are (and are soon to be posted)... but more importantly, this forum gets a wide number of traffic and the images are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
Thanks emraphoto. If I could only get hired to...

Thanks emraphoto. If I could only get hired to do some assignment work. :\ hah.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
The cut off heads is intentional. I know its...

The cut off heads is intentional. I know its strange, but, for whatever reason i felt it 'spoke' most to me this way. Its still an evolving project. Obviously it needs a small artist statement to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
(comments are welcome)

(comments are welcome)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3279944071_e3d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3279944071_e3d671df48.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3577/3280764750_79d7e3bbce.jpg?v=0

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By jbf
Safety, Iron, and Steel

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/3279943537_8f98555179.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/3280764278_b600d52580.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3280764300_2f9224c64f.jpg?v=0
...
Forum: RFF News 02-12-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 9,477
Posted By jbf
I think it was the second. To me it speaks more...

I think it was the second. To me it speaks more than the first or third images. It has more of a story and is more evocative. It's my favorite by far out of the others. You work has always...
Forum: RFF News 02-12-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 9,477
Posted By jbf
Damm way to go. I wish I had known about the...

Damm way to go. I wish I had known about the contest. Oh well. You deserve it buddy. Well done, Colin.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-11-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By jbf
Your title is easily....misconstrued. Hah.

Your title is easily....misconstrued. Hah.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,767
Posted By jbf
I couldnt care less about the G1. It is the last...

I couldnt care less about the G1. It is the last thing I want right now.

What I want is a full frame rangefinder that uses standard length legacy lenses from leica, zeiss, and whatever else.

Give...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,459
Posted By jbf
Wait what? Is this just a typo or what? No...

Wait what?




Is this just a typo or what? No way that lens could be autofocus? Maybe they mean auto aperture.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By jbf
Faster 25mm Lens by Voightlander?

I doubt i'll get any real response on this...


but does anyone know if Voigtlander may be planning no releasing a faster 25mm or 21mm lens at all?

They have slow and compact 21 & 25s... but what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By jbf
You have to give them specifics about your image....

You have to give them specifics about your image. Telling them that you retain all rights to the image and that you grant them a one time use to publish the image.

Honestly its up to you what you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,949
Posted By jbf
I would have told them to f off. (the...

I would have told them to f off. (the scientologists)
Forum: Nikon RF 01-21-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 6,826
Posted By jbf
Tons of photo journalists, documentary...

Tons of photo journalists, documentary photographers, and professional photographers (be them wedding, commercial or otherwise) will tell you they would love to have their 5D or D3/D3x in a compact...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By jbf
Personally the downfalls of the m8 are not it's...

Personally the downfalls of the m8 are not it's megapixel range. It's the fact that it cant handle high ISO very well, and it isnt a full frame sensor.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 5,859
Posted By jbf
It's all about the photos, not the camera or the...

It's all about the photos, not the camera or the glass. ;)


Doesnt matter what the hell you use if you know what you are doing. Obviously, i mean use whatever makes you happy... but no ammount...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2009
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,484
Posted By jbf
I'll be lying in bed hopped up on pain killers...

I'll be lying in bed hopped up on pain killers while i wait for my mouth to heal after having my wisdom teeth stripped of their knowledge.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-17-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,116
Posted By jbf
Some great shots Merelyok! Do you have a...

Some great shots Merelyok! Do you have a flickr? I'd love to friend you there to keep track of your images/updates! That way I can really take more time to go through them all and comment. :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,837
Posted By jbf
Second and third images are quite...

Second and third images are quite nice/interesting. Just wish I could see more of the monks in the second image. Colors look nice though. :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-17-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,738
Posted By jbf
I guess i'm one of the few here that are...

I guess i'm one of the few here that are completely uninspired by the vast majority of those g1 images.

:\


It does seem an interesting camera, of course... but to me, there is no point in buying...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-16-2009
Replies: 97
Views: 6,899
Posted By jbf
a full frame good high iso digital m

a full frame good high iso digital m
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By jbf
Personally I have the old CV 28 Ultron and it's...

Personally I have the old CV 28 Ultron and it's amazing. Though that could be the pain killers talking from my wisdom teeth begins sucked out of my face.

In any case though, the ultron is amazing I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By jbf
Man if you had slated this for even two days...

Man if you had slated this for even two days earlier i would be able to make it. Unfortunately though I'm leaving on the 20th to head back to Savannah, GA.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By jbf
What is this?

Anyone have any idea what Aristacolor 400 speed film in 35mm format is? The original brand, etc?

Anyone had any experience with it? Does it fare ok, etc, etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,815
Posted By jbf
Jesus, i want an xpan so badly. I'd love to do...

Jesus, i want an xpan so badly. I'd love to do documentary panormics with a camera like this. I bet you could get some amazing compositions. I love the cinematic experience that panoramics give. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,815
Posted By jbf
I dont know, but I love the grain in this image. ...

I dont know, but I love the grain in this image. The lighting and grain in this give it such a beauitful atmospheric feeling.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,081
Posted By jbf
Honestly, I use my 5D like I use my...

Honestly, I use my 5D like I use my rangefinders.


One or two lenses tops, primes of course.


Right now my main lens of choice is a the canon 35/2. I also have the canon ef 24/2.8.

If I had the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By jbf
I bought a cheap plastic one online and it works...

I bought a cheap plastic one online and it works great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2009
Replies: 4,680
Views: 1,323,383
Posted By jbf
Thanks Gian! It's actually a self portrait. ...

Thanks Gian! It's actually a self portrait. The inspiration for it definately stemmed from antique photographs and their poses as well as photographers like Alec Soth and Robb Kendrick.

I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2009
Replies: 4,680
Views: 1,323,383
Posted By jbf
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/3193705796_c8b...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/3193705796_c8b2d37ee5.jpg?v=1231826732
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By jbf
Yeah I looked through his website a few months...

Yeah I looked through his website a few months back. As always he's got some interesting shots. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By jbf
Though I do have to say, your second long...

Though I do have to say, your second long exposure shot is beautiful. The riverhouses, etc



BTW, What is your flickr account URL, dingo? I'd love to keep updated on your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,011
Posted By jbf
Dingo, love the first shot. Honestly it stands...

Dingo, love the first shot. Honestly it stands out the most to me. It goes above and beyond all the rest.


Personally I love it's peculiarity and strangeness. That to me makes some...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-09-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,313
Posted By jbf
No I would not. As much as the beauty of film...

No I would not. As much as the beauty of film and silver wet printing are a part of my life, if they ceased to exist, it would not stop me from taking photographs, be they digital or otherwise.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-30-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 6,176
Posted By jbf
Sometimes I cannot stand the threads. Utterly...

Sometimes I cannot stand the threads. Utterly pointless half the time. Or the remarks are IMO simply ridiculous. Sometimes we actually get posts talking about actual imagery/conceptual work...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2008
Replies: 113
Views: 11,222
Posted By jbf
better high iso ability and i'd own one...

better high iso ability and i'd own one (M8/9/whatever)
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-15-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 49,115
Posted By jbf
I am quite fond of 28mm. It's great for street...

I am quite fond of 28mm. It's great for street shooting, but my problem is I always have to remind myself to always take two steps forward when I think i am close enough, because of the distortion...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By jbf
You have quite a series of shots on Flickr. I...

You have quite a series of shots on Flickr. I commented on quite a few. Love your medium format the most I think. Keep up the shooting, Taylor!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 3,605
Posted By jbf
I say do what you want. Personally I would keep...

I say do what you want. Personally I would keep the hasselblad without a doubt. Its a camera that I would love to own, but for now my Yashica-Mat does the job.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
I find it interesting that you, of all people,...

I find it interesting that you, of all people, are claiming someone's couter-argument is silly and not worth answering.


If anything, you constantly make all of these grand claims about things, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 15,184
Posted By jbf
Tell that to this...

Tell that to this guy:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/


He's shot with a wide variety of Leica (M7, M6, etc) in Iraq for over two years so far and his gear is still running strong.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 15,184
Posted By jbf
Go with the 35 summilux. It's a standard and...

Go with the 35 summilux. It's a standard and proven lens that has made thousands of great reportage shots.

Are you going embedded or unimbedded? Could you possibly talk more about the project...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By jbf
I saw quite a few rangefinders while I was in...

I saw quite a few rangefinders while I was in Rome.

Leica M8, M6, a few canonet GL17s, and one or two FSUs. :D

I was only there for two days. hahaha.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,317
Posted By jbf
I purchased an M7 from KEH last week. ...

I purchased an M7 from KEH last week. Cosmetically it looked really great. Turns out it had broken electronics in it. It would work fine in auto mode and faster shutter speeds... but whenever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
Hahaha. I think I've found my latest comic...

Hahaha.

I think I've found my latest comic relief.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
My point is that a lot of people on this forum...

My point is that a lot of people on this forum think that by switching from one medium to the next or one photographic tool (camera) to the next, their photography will magically be revered or be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
There is nothing wrong with wanting to take...

There is nothing wrong with wanting to take photos just to take them. However if someone is really wanting to grow as an artist and really become a great photographer, it takes hard work, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
Roger, Kudos for you playing devils advocate, but...

Roger, Kudos for you playing devils advocate, but if you would read what i said in relation to what NH3's original post was about, it would be clear that your postings and observations are taking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 7,822
Posted By jbf
A photograph is a photograph regardless of what...

A photograph is a photograph regardless of what medium used to capture it. I think it is quite naive to say that there are images that only film can reproduce.

Just because someone shoots film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
Aye, but I'm on a budget and was lucky to get...

Aye, but I'm on a budget and was lucky to get this camera for around 1600... no other retail is going to sell me one anywhere near that price (not even 1800).

Im definately sending it back to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
It happens both with and without film in it. :\

It happens both with and without film in it. :\
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
I replaced the ZI just because I wanted a Leica...

I replaced the ZI just because I wanted a Leica mainly. My whole intent was to purchase the M7 so that it would last me many years without having to worry about reliability issues.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
I have a rising suspicion that KEH may have had...

I have a rising suspicion that KEH may have had to 'fix' this camera and then tried to sell it. Sherry mentioned that she has had a number of their cameras come to her after they have 'fixed them'...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
Well I just got off the phone with Sherry Krauter...

Well I just got off the phone with Sherry Krauter and she basically told me that I should stay away from an M7 completely unless i really need AE. She said that the earlier models of the camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
You can easily tell the camera is switching...

You can easily tell the camera is switching modes. You can hear the shutter speed firing changing. If i aim the camera up to the lights it will fire at a faster shutter speed as well as display a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
Here's the deal. When I leave the lens aperture...

Here's the deal.

When I leave the lens aperture untouched. Left at say f2. Not changed at all.

And set the camera's shutter speed to 1/15 or 1/30 (or even slower speeds) the camera will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
I was really just curious as to if anyone had...

I was really just curious as to if anyone had heard of this happening before (the intermittent switching from AE to Manual).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By jbf
Leica M7 Problem: Please Help

Hi all,

I just received a Leica M7 that i purchased from KEH. So far it looks great and looked as if it was going to work out pretty good. Anyway, after going through all of the shutter speeds and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 13,424
Posted By jbf
Notice how you cannot find these images from any...

Notice how you cannot find these images from any other way on the magnum site than by doing a specific search on Mahoning Valley, Ohio?

That's because these are not edited down content. He would...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By jbf
See... while I love my RD1... i really wish it...

See... while I love my RD1... i really wish it had better high ISO usability and higher resolution...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By jbf
The 50mm 1.2 LTM is what lens exactly? Love the...

The 50mm 1.2 LTM is what lens exactly? Love the rendering of the first image with the woman's hair moving erratically just as the background rendering.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By jbf
Sounds to me like you should spend time at your...

Sounds to me like you should spend time at your local library going through any and all books on photography. Not technical books, but art books. Take a look at other photographers you have never...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-10-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 6,402
Posted By jbf
Once again you go to make outlandish claims. ...

Once again you go to make outlandish claims.

There is a difference between 'preying' on individuals and observing and communicating with people. I have absolutely no issues or problems with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,022
Posted By jbf
Wow that's a great deal Sebastian! :D

Wow that's a great deal Sebastian! :D
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-09-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,098
Posted By jbf
Its just high contrast lighting. Film noir....

Its just high contrast lighting. Film noir. Nothing out of the ordinary in todays terms. (Speaking in terms of lighting, etc).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,022
Posted By jbf
Personally I just recently purchased an M7 and...

Personally I just recently purchased an M7 and have recently owned ZIs before. While I loved the viewfinder in the ZIs, I just wasnt sold on the camera. Perhaps i was paranoid and what not, but I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,227
Posted By jbf
Eh personally after owning an M3, then a ZI, I...

Eh personally after owning an M3, then a ZI, I find the Zorkis to be pretty crappy in terms of build quality.

However, thats pretty obvious. I mean they were made cheaply and by the dozen out of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By jbf
This work is so magnificently breathtaking! I...

This work is so magnificently breathtaking!


I HAVE to see this work in person!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By jbf
Personally I prefer Alex Soth, Alex Majoli, and...

Personally I prefer Alex Soth, Alex Majoli, and Alex Webb...

Oh and you cannot forget Robb Kendrick.
Forum: RFF News 10-06-2008
Replies: 115
Views: 20,871
Posted By jbf
It's back at 20%. Damn. Wish I had known that...

It's back at 20%. Damn. Wish I had known that earlier. I would have purchased either an M8 or the CV 35 f1.2 lens. Damnit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,048
Posted By jbf
Thanks, Colin! I have a horrible sense of color...

Thanks, Colin! I have a horrible sense of color (and im sure colorblindness doesnt help either on my part) and am always enamored by your color work. I wish I had even half the sense of color as...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,615
Posted By jbf
You do know that there are slow raw write...

You do know that there are slow raw write times... you could easily be experiencing that. You cant just fire off like crazy when shooting with raw files. You can usually do three in sucession, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,048
Posted By jbf
The CV 28mm Ultron f1.8 is honestly one of my...

The CV 28mm Ultron f1.8 is honestly one of my favorites. I used it exclusively over the past six months and have made plenty of great images with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,435
Posted By jbf
sometimes you just gotta use high isos... i use...

sometimes you just gotta use high isos... i use them ALL the time on my RD-1. I have routinely shot at 1600 and pushed a stop or two at times.

Hey do what you gotta do and use what you gotta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By jbf
are you kidding me? no one has got anything to...

are you kidding me? no one has got anything to say?


ok fine, i'll stoop to a new low to get posts..... HE USES A LEICA RANGEFINDER EVERYONE!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-05-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 17,760
Posted By jbf
Out of curosity... Aaron are you using an...

Out of curosity... Aaron are you using an optional viewfinder at all? I suspect not... that your using the screen to frame, etc. I'm sure the screen definately is useful for blending in and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By jbf
Blood Trail in New York

There will be a screening of the documentary Blood Trail at the IFC in NY 323 Sixth Ave. @ 3rd St.


7th October @ 8pm


The film follows a war photographer (Robert King) from the day he first...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By jbf
I suggest just sent the camera to get CLA'd. I...

I suggest just sent the camera to get CLA'd. I mean if you got a good deal on it, you might as well do it. I dont see them very often. If i had the spare cash I'd own one too. Oh well.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-03-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By jbf
hahahaha. great one.

hahahaha.




great one.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-03-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,308
Posted By jbf
The only things I would honestly like to change...

The only things I would honestly like to change are: fast raw write speeds, better low-light iso (less noise), and a large sensor/higher megapixel count I think.


Ok, so maybe thats a tall order?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By jbf
I do five at the very least... sometimes two 5...

I do five at the very least... sometimes two 5 reel tanks with a few minutes apart.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-30-2008
Replies: 178
Views: 15,573
Posted By jbf
Look... you can complain all you want about...

Look... you can complain all you want about people who use holgas and take photos, but at least they are getting out there and taking a photograph. Yes they may not necessarily be very good at it,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By jbf
Personally its all relative. How do you want...

Personally its all relative. How do you want your photos to look?

Something that is more important however... (it is to me at least)

I would highly suggest start doing a lot of research on...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 8,122
Posted By jbf
I'd love a d700 but its too massive and too...

I'd love a d700 but its too massive and too pricey.

I'll probably wait till around christmas time when I hope that the 5Ds will come down enough in price that I can afford one and say a 35mm 1.4 L...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 8,122
Posted By jbf
Wow, for such a 'nice' dslr, you sure arnt...

Wow, for such a 'nice' dslr, you sure arnt putting it to much use photographing a lamp... in your house...

why not send it to someone who will actually use it? ;)

(i am just teasing/joking. I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By jbf
Personally there is nothing wrong with the dust...

Personally there is nothing wrong with the dust at all. In many regards it is a part of the film process or can be viewed that way. It does not detract away from the quality of these images or the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,457
Posted By jbf
Out of curiosity, could you perhaps divulge how...

Out of curiosity, could you perhaps divulge how much it cost you to have your RD-1 repaired? Both the cost of the LCD, as well as the CLA, etc?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-30-2008
Replies: 178
Views: 15,573
Posted By jbf
Same here. I am an avid film user. Yes, there...

Same here. I am an avid film user. Yes, there are times when I shoot digital a lot because it is easy... but given the facilties and chance to use film/develop... i love it. I really do.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By jbf
Nick you used leica glass on your 5d for these...

Nick you used leica glass on your 5d for these shots? How is manual focusing? Im looking into buying a used 5d around christmas time, and a leica 35 and 50 R lens would go great with it I bet... ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,525
Posted By jbf
Dont know Justin... but i think you should give...

Dont know Justin... but i think you should give it a good photoshoot to strut it's stuff. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By jbf
You all should take a reading of Marshall...

You all should take a reading of Marshall McLuhan's Laws of Media.

He was the first to predict the way technology acts and how it has shaped and controlled social and political events and actions...
Forum: RFF News 09-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,989
Posted By jbf
Sent letters to all my representatives. Lets...

Sent letters to all my representatives. Lets hope they do something about it.
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