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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,402
Posted By AAlfano
On my last trip, my little was my iPhone XR and...

On my last trip, my little was my iPhone XR and my big was a Nikon FE with a 35mm f/2.0 AI-S. Lately I find that the iPhone does everything I want to do with digital (which is not much to be honest)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 38,841
Posted By AAlfano
Excellent shots raid! Our beaches in SW Florida...

Excellent shots raid! Our beaches in SW Florida are just as nice as yours, but I've never seen emerald green waters like that anywhere but the Florida Panhandle.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,160
Posted By AAlfano
I just spent a week traveling with my family and...

I just spent a week traveling with my family and carried my Nikon FE with a 35mm f/2.0 AI-S lens. At 870g for the combo, you start to feel the weight at the end of the day, even carried at the bottom...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,432
Posted By AAlfano
Funny timing on this thread. I was in a Leica...

Funny timing on this thread. I was in a Leica store a few days ago chatting with the salesman and it turned out we were both Pentax fans and admirers of vintage Takumar glass. I love my thorium 50mm...
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By AAlfano
The Pentax K1000 is up there too; over three...

The Pentax K1000 is up there too; over three million produced during its 21 year production run from 1976–1997.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By AAlfano
I've been using Dwayne's Photo for the last...

I've been using Dwayne's Photo for the last couple of years. They do a great job and are very affordable. For B&W, they make traditional wet darkroom prints.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By AAlfano
Excellent photos in this thread. I just picked up...

Excellent photos in this thread. I just picked up an OM-1MD with a 50mm f/1.4 silver nose. Still working on my first test roll but loving the compact size and light weight.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By AAlfano
Hello from Sarasota! I use Dwayne's Photo for...

Hello from Sarasota! I use Dwayne's Photo for developing and processing my film (C41 and B&W). They indicate that their B&W prints are true wet darkroom prints. Service and prices are great.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,878
Posted By AAlfano
These might...

These might help:


https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip/tabholders


Haven't tried them yet myself but will probably order a couple in the near future.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By AAlfano
Don't judge Tallahassee by a gas station. It has...

Don't judge Tallahassee by a gas station. It has a certain charm (except when the Legislature is in session and the town is full of politicians).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By AAlfano
It's not hard to paint, but the detailed...

It's not hard to paint, but the detailed disassembly and reassemly of a complex mechanism is. For example, I contacted a well-known shop in the UK that does repaints of Leicas, and they could not do...
Forum: Photo Software 07-31-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By AAlfano
I miss Picasa. It did everything I needed it to...

I miss Picasa. It did everything I needed it to do and absolutely smoked iPhoto/Apple Photos in speed, at least on my MacBook Airs.


Google no longer offers Picasa for download. It's available on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By AAlfano
This issue isn't whether or not the person is...

This issue isn't whether or not the person is photogenic but whether the person perceives himself or herself as photogenic. My wife is the most photogenic person I've ever met (she looks awesome even...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By AAlfano
Thanks for the reply Bill. I appreciate you...

Thanks for the reply Bill. I appreciate you putting things into context. What you are saying makes sense. I remember visiting an HCB exhibit at MOMA in New York about 10 years ago (when I was just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,427
Posted By AAlfano
I'm strictly an amateur/hobbyist photographer and...

I'm strictly an amateur/hobbyist photographer and I mostly shoot film these days. I have two old DSLRs that I use occasionally: a 6MP Nikon D40 and a 16MP Nikon D7000 (although my wife has more or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By AAlfano
I sincerely hope you are correct that Leica will...

I sincerely hope you are correct that Leica will continue to produce film Ms indefinitely. I suppose at ~$5,000 a pop, they can do so profitably at quite small volumes. I just get the feeling that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By AAlfano
I think the discontinuation of the M7 is also...

I think the discontinuation of the M7 is also part of the reason for the inflation in prices of used M bodies. People are realizing that Leica is probably not going to make film cameras forever.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 2,724
Views: 800,844
Posted By AAlfano
Latest acquisition: a very nice Spotmatic with a...

Latest acquisition: a very nice Spotmatic with a 50mm f/1.4 Super Tak. Wonderful camera and lens. I’d held off on getting one for a long time because I didn’t think I would like stop down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,178
Posted By AAlfano
I agree. Let's all drop them a line and let them...

I agree. Let's all drop them a line and let them know:


https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/support-and-download/contact-us?f=sales
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 230
Views: 52,069
Posted By AAlfano
Great shots maryland_fotos!

Great shots maryland_fotos!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By AAlfano
Smartphones may be the main reason for the...

Smartphones may be the main reason for the decline in digital camera sales, but they are not the only reason. I think that an equally important reason is that digital cameras are not fun to use. This...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,460
Posted By AAlfano
This one from shootfilmco.com looks like it would...

This one from shootfilmco.com looks like it would fit what you're looking for:


https://shootfilmco.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-daytripper-fanny-pack


It's showing as sold out but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,178
Posted By AAlfano
Good point there. Manual cameras last virtually...

Good point there. Manual cameras last virtually forever and there are plenty of them out there. The electronic point and shoots—even those made in the 1990s—are reaching or past their expected useful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,178
Posted By AAlfano
The last thing I would want in a film camera is...

The last thing I would want in a film camera is an EVF. I think the beauty of 35mm film cameras is their simplicity. I personally prefer manual cameras with meters and think film cameras peaked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,597
Posted By AAlfano
My favorite camera, since I got it about 10 years...

My favorite camera, since I got it about 10 years ago now, is my Nikon FE, almost exclusively with a 50mm f/1.4 AI-S lens. Everything I need and (more importantly) nothing I don't, with Nikon's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,057
Posted By AAlfano
Greetings from a little ways north of you in...

Greetings from a little ways north of you in Sarasota! I don't think you are a Ludditte but a realist. All of the "anti sanity social media sites" (apt description) are designed to be addictive....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By AAlfano
+1 for Dwayne's Photo. They have been great to...

+1 for Dwayne's Photo. They have been great to deal with and do good work at a reasonable price.



@steveyork—I don't know of any decent labs in Tampa, but if you happen to remember the name,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By AAlfano
I didn't say not to bring the Rollei!

I didn't say not to bring the Rollei!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,549
Posted By AAlfano
Just picked up a nice Asahi Pentax Spotmatic with...

Just picked up a nice Asahi Pentax Spotmatic with a 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar. Twenty bucks and the hippie strap was included for free!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By AAlfano
You're a Leica owner. How could you go to Germany...

You're a Leica owner. How could you go to Germany and not bring the M2?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 22,000
Posted By AAlfano
:D We need the dues!

:D We need the dues!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 22,000
Posted By AAlfano
Just joined the Takumar club! Picked up a nice...

Just joined the Takumar club! Picked up a nice Spotmatic with a 50mm f/1.4 Super Tak at a price I couldn't refuse. The meter doesn't work, but I'll open up the battery compartment or bottom plate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,239
Posted By AAlfano
I'm stunned (in a good way for once). I'm more of...

I'm stunned (in a good way for once). I'm more of a HP5+/Tri-X/P3200 guy, but I'll definitely try a roll of Acros II if it eventually comes to market.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 22,000
Posted By AAlfano
Lead me not into temptation… I can find it just...

Lead me not into temptation… I can find it just fine by myself!;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 22,000
Posted By AAlfano
If I keep reading this thread I'm gonna wind up...

If I keep reading this thread I'm gonna wind up owning a 6x7 and a 105mm Takumar pretty soon. Great photos everyone and just stunning image quality from that camera and lens.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,804
Posted By AAlfano
I won't weigh in on the film vs. digital look. I...

I won't weigh in on the film vs. digital look. I like both and use both.



I will implore the OP however, that if you do get back into film, DO NOT use any local drug store for processing. I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 688
Views: 155,842
Posted By AAlfano
https://live.staticflickr.com/7893/45778153054_69f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7893/45778153054_69f36b83b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cKg11W)0059192_0059192-R1-E010 (https://flic.kr/p/2cKg11W) by Aaron Alfano...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By AAlfano
No suggestions on the problem, but I would just...

No suggestions on the problem, but I would just say that if the same thing happened to my FE (which is my favorite camera), I'd send it off for repairs. The FE is worth fixing, and I would not depend...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,488
Posted By AAlfano
I think this special edition set (like almost all...

I think this special edition set (like almost all of them, to be honest) would be better called "The Grifter."
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By AAlfano
This is outrageous. For the enormous premium...

This is outrageous. For the enormous premium Apple charges for Macs, they should be engineered for a useful life of at least six years.



I've been a Mac user for 12+ years, but with the number of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 604
Views: 90,527
Posted By AAlfano
I really like this one. Well done!

I really like this one. Well done!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 54,371
Posted By AAlfano
Very useful! Thanks John.

Very useful! Thanks John.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 54,371
Posted By AAlfano
Great shots. I am really impressed by the...

Great shots. I am really impressed by the tonality of the second shot. That is EXACTLY how I'd like my Tri-X photos to look. Would you be so kind as to share your development recipe and technique?
Forum: Olympus RF 04-07-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 32,889
Posted By AAlfano
She may not like the camera, but the camera sure...

She may not like the camera, but the camera sure likes her. Adorable!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2018
Replies: 452
Views: 54,371
Posted By AAlfano
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/45778153054_69...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/45778153054_69f36b83b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cKg11W)0059192_0059192-R1-E010 (https://flic.kr/p/2cKg11W) by Aaron Alfano...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By AAlfano
Dwayne's does not do push processing on B&W film....

Dwayne's does not do push processing on B&W film. They do, however, do push processing on E6.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By AAlfano
I've used NCPS (B&W and E6), The Darkroom (B&W...

I've used NCPS (B&W and E6), The Darkroom (B&W and C41), and Dwayne's Photo (C41), all multiple times. I have not had any problems with any of them, although I think NCPS does the best job on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By AAlfano
Netflix algorithms take the cake. I watched a...

Netflix algorithms take the cake. I watched a movie about Bob Marley and for six months got recommendations to watch every video about marijuana ever made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By AAlfano
When I first saw this article, I thought he was...

When I first saw this article, I thought he was having a laugh. Look at the lower right of the weather station in his picture. "Portrait mode" completely missed the outline of the subject and blurred...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By AAlfano
I appreciate that Cal. Unfortunately, it's my...

I appreciate that Cal. Unfortunately, it's my wife I'd have to convince.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By AAlfano
Thanks for the reply. I guess I shouldn't have...

Thanks for the reply. I guess I shouldn't have said that I have no idea why anyone would a jumbo-sized 50mm prime—I do understand all of the the factors you described. I'm just a bit frustrated that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By AAlfano
Leica has five f/2 primes on its L-mount lens...

Leica has five f/2 primes on its L-mount lens roadmap. (21, 24, 28, 35, and 50). If these are reasonably sized, I will be a lot more interested in the L-mount system.



I have no idea why anybody...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-25-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By AAlfano
One thing I wanted to point out is that products...

One thing I wanted to point out is that products like Nik Collection (when it was owned by Google) may be free as in gratis but certainly are not free software. Free as in beer =/= free as in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,994
Posted By AAlfano
I like the Df but always have a hard time...

I like the Df but always have a hard time figuring out how to put the film in it.
Forum: Photo Software 09-17-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By AAlfano
Yep. :bang:

Yep. :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,994
Posted By AAlfano
I am almost completely jaded by and uninterested...

I am almost completely jaded by and uninterested in most of the recently new camera announcements. I was in a well stocked camera shop last week with the full lines of Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By AAlfano
I moved to the stock Apple Photos app. I am not...

I moved to the stock Apple Photos app. I am not super happy with it as it is very slow and the adjustments are not great. Fortunately I shoot mostly film these days so my use of and need for this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,781
Posted By AAlfano
You don't have to look at these images through a...

You don't have to look at these images through a political prism. I watched the video and enjoyed them for the nostalgia (even though I was born in '71). Nothing wrong with that.

But I also try not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By AAlfano
The rule I've heard is increase speed by one stop...

The rule I've heard is increase speed by one stop for each decade past expiration date. Given the variables involved in how a particular batch of film might have been stored over thirty plus years,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2018
Replies: 832
Views: 141,484
Posted By AAlfano
You, sir, are a man of excellent taste. I have a...

You, sir, are a man of excellent taste. I have a Peugeot Orient Express I rescued from a garage sale years ago. It is a fantastic bike—best fifty bucks I ever spent!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By AAlfano
A firearms writer named Jeff Cooper coined the...

A firearms writer named Jeff Cooper coined the phrase "Preoccupation with Inconsequential Increments" to describe the obsession with minute differences in the performance of your gear which make...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By AAlfano
That is just awesome. Lovely camera, lovely lens,...

That is just awesome. Lovely camera, lovely lens, and custom modified to suit the user to perfection.

There is something about a fine instrument like a Leica M custom tailored to the individual...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,494
Posted By AAlfano
Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. weight:...

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. weight: 335g

Just an observation.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 24,641
Posted By AAlfano
Based on cameras I've actually owned and...

Based on cameras I've actually owned and used:


1. Nikon FE
2. Pentax K1000
3. Nikon D40
4. Olympus 35RC
5. Nikon D7000
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,011
Posted By AAlfano
I have read the reports on the new Z6 and Z7 and...

I have read the reports on the new Z6 and Z7 and am disappointed. After learning that two of the initial lens offerings were going to be 35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 primes, I was hoping that Nikon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2018
Replies: 604
Views: 90,527
Posted By AAlfano
Nikon FE, 50mm f/1.4 AI-S, Fuji Superia Xtra 400...

Nikon FE, 50mm f/1.4 AI-S, Fuji Superia Xtra 400 @250, developed and scanned by Dwayne's Photo:


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/44004393542_f3282c695c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a3w27o)01-010...
Forum: Travel 08-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,866
Posted By AAlfano
I have been to San Francisco twice and had a...

I have been to San Francisco twice and had a great time there, including getting married at City Hall (right in the middle of the Tenderloin). Never been accosted or had any problems whatsoever.

SF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2018
Replies: 283
Views: 38,841
Posted By AAlfano
Just bought my first Pentax. I picked up a K1000...

Just bought my first Pentax. I picked up a K1000 (Hong Kong by the look of it) with the 50mm f/2 SMC M lens, a 135mm f/2.5 Takumar (Bayonet) lens, a flash, a bunch of filters, and a bag for $50....
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-26-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 244,901
Posted By AAlfano
Brilliant shot!

Brilliant shot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 409
Views: 19,255
Posted By AAlfano
This thread makes me want to throw my digital...

This thread makes me want to throw my digital cameras in a dumpster.
Forum: Travel 05-22-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,665
Posted By AAlfano
I like to keep it simple. My travel kit for most...

I like to keep it simple. My travel kit for most of the past ten years has been either a Nikon D40 or D7000 body and a 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX lens.

During my travels, I have often wanted a wider lens,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,184
Posted By AAlfano
I think Zeiss should bring back the ZM if they...

I think Zeiss should bring back the ZM if they could sell it new for less than $1,500. At that price point, the cost would be less than a good used M6 or M7, and I'd feel a lot more comfortable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2017
Replies: 696
Views: 87,757
Posted By AAlfano
Having lived in Florida most of my life, I have a...

Having lived in Florida most of my life, I have a violent aversion to cliché postcard-type beach photos and have therefore avoided even looking at this thread for literally years. But I finally got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By AAlfano
Black chrome MP with the shutter speed dial of...

Black chrome MP with the shutter speed dial of the M6TTL, .72 viewfinder with 35, 50, and 28/90 framelines, no engraving. And maybe an M3 with the quick loading feature and M6TTL dial as a second...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-07-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,173
Posted By AAlfano
I've had good luck with North Coast Photo for B&W...

I've had good luck with North Coast Photo for B&W and E6 and have had equally great results with The Darkroom for B&W. I'm currently shooting a few rolls of C41 color and planning to send them to The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2017
Replies: 528
Views: 47,100
Posted By AAlfano
My little girl: Nikon D40, 55–200mm VR @55mm

My little girl:

Nikon D40, 55–200mm VR @55mm
Forum: RFF News 10-12-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,603
Posted By AAlfano
What makes it seem contrived to me is that I...

What makes it seem contrived to me is that I searched craigslist and found vintage Electro 35 GSNs going that take real 35mm film going for less than this thing.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,597
Posted By AAlfano
It's the lenses…

I think the biggest disappointment with APS-C DSLRs is the fact that Canon and Nikon never really developed a full line of appropriately sized lenses to match the bodies and sensors. Take Nikon, for...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,603
Posted By AAlfano
I think Chris nailed it. It may not be a...

I think Chris nailed it. It may not be a substitute for a Leica (film or digital) but I think it is tapping into the same desire as the M-D: a digital camera that is as simple to operate as a film...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By AAlfano
Lightbulb Tell Ricoh to Bring Backt the 35mm GR1

I was thinking about the almost complete lack of new 35mm cameras on the market today and in particular the high demand for quality 35mm compacts like the GR1. It occurred to me that since Ricoh has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By AAlfano
Thanks for the explanation! I'll try leaving it...

Thanks for the explanation! I'll try leaving it running overnight and see if that helps.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By AAlfano
I upgraded my MacBook Air to Sierra last week....

I upgraded my MacBook Air to Sierra last week. Battery life seems dramatically reduced—maybe 25–30%. Anyone else notice this?
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By AAlfano
I'm still using an iPhone 4S (in defiance of...

I'm still using an iPhone 4S (in defiance of Apple's planned obsolescence) and I find almost all third party apps at this point very slow and crashy—obviously, they are designed for the faster...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,694
Posted By AAlfano
I'm still using my old Nikon D40 and in fact in a...

I'm still using my old Nikon D40 and in fact in a lot of ways I prefer it to my newer D7000. Something about the images from that CCD sensor—they just look better to my eyes than the newer CMOS...
Forum: Photo Software 03-25-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,460
Posted By AAlfano
Since I'm still using Apple's abandonware...

Since I'm still using Apple's abandonware Aperture, I went ahead and downloaded Google's abandonware NIK Collection for it. Risks you take with commercial software. I'll continue to use both until...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2016
Replies: 1,015
Views: 369,939
Posted By AAlfano
I love this one. Beautiful shot!

I love this one. Beautiful shot!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,446
Posted By AAlfano
If you think Mac/iOS users think of themselves as...

If you think Mac/iOS users think of themselves as an oppressed minority, try hanging out with the free software crowd for a while! (At least they are doing something about it, though.)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-06-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,190
Posted By AAlfano
My favorite strap is the Leica neoprene strap...

My favorite strap is the Leica neoprene strap (which I think Leica actually markets for their binoculars, not their cameras).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,560
Posted By AAlfano
helenhill--Love the third image in your post....

helenhill--Love the third image in your post. Fantastic shot!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2013
Replies: 1,015
Views: 369,939
Posted By AAlfano
Thumbs up Girmantes--fantastic shot!

Girmantes--fantastic shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 9,324
Posted By AAlfano
My iPhone 4S is probably my favorite digital...

My iPhone 4S is probably my favorite digital camera, and always with me. I have a Canon SD880is that I used to carry frequently, but since I got the iPhone 4S, I don't think I've shot a single frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 8,100
Posted By AAlfano
I love my FE. This is a shot of my daughter, made...

I love my FE. This is a shot of my daughter, made with an 85mm f/2.0 on Tri-X, developed and scanned by NCPS:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,593
Posted By AAlfano
I picked up a couple of four-roll packs of this...

I picked up a couple of four-roll packs of this film at CVS on closeout last year at, I think, $2.99 per pack. Haven't shot it yet, but looking forward to trying it.

I also saw that Target has it on...
Forum: Travel 09-26-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,799
Posted By AAlfano
And don't miss Irish Coffee and the view at the...

And don't miss Irish Coffee and the view at the Buena Vista!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-29-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,198
Posted By AAlfano
I love my Nikon D40 (introduced 2006). It's only...

I love my Nikon D40 (introduced 2006). It's only 6 megapixels, but that is six million GOOD pixels. No video crap to make things more complicated.

I've also got a 2008 vintage Canon SD880is point...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-29-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 18,668
Posted By AAlfano
Great to see this old thread I posted still...

Great to see this old thread I posted still kicking around at the top of the forum!

I'm all out of Tri-X right now, so my 35RC is loaded with CVS 200 color print film that I got on closeout for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By AAlfano
i believe a third party manufacturer offers...

i believe a third party manufacturer offers exactly such a product. I don't remember who—it might be Logitech but don't quote me on that—I remember seeing this on either Macworld or Mac|Life. You...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By AAlfano
I have a G Drive Mini 500GB external hard drive...

I have a G Drive Mini 500GB external hard drive that I really like. It uses a 7,200 rpm Hitachi drive so it has quality internal components and is fast. It has USB2.0/FW400/FW800 ports. I have it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,112
Posted By AAlfano
It's funny to read this thread today. Last night,...

It's funny to read this thread today. Last night, I discovered an iPhone app that applies the same idea to the iPhone camera:

http://totocaster.com/streetmate/

I tried it and it is a pretty cool...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,895
Posted By AAlfano
No. 15 is fantastic (they're all nice), and the...

No. 15 is fantastic (they're all nice), and the writing on the wall and its meaning makes it a very special image.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-29-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,477
Posted By AAlfano
I love Tumblr—everything I like about social...

I love Tumblr—everything I like about social networks with none of the annoyances. My Tumblr page is http://aaronalfano.tumblr.com/.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,445
Posted By AAlfano
I second the recommendation for Pete Smith. He...

I second the recommendation for Pete Smith. He did a great job on a CLA for my Nikon FE. Good service and communication and fair price.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-23-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 6,473
Posted By AAlfano
Thanks ferider!

Thanks ferider!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-23-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 6,473
Posted By AAlfano
Question Absolutely beautiful photos! If you don't mind me...

Absolutely beautiful photos! If you don't mind me cluttering the thread with a technical question, did you use any filters for your black and white shots and if so, what kind?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By AAlfano
I just bought two four-roll packs of CVS-branded...

I just bought two four-roll packs of CVS-branded “Made in Japan” 200 speed film for $1.99 each. They're dated 2013.01, so this is not short-dated stuff. Fifty cents per roll—not bad!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,851
Posted By AAlfano
Nice photos and blog. I'm on Tumblr also...

Nice photos and blog. I'm on Tumblr also (http://aaronalfano.tumblr.com/) and post photos on occasion. I love the site. You can set up analytics through Google Analytics—there are instructions on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 17,275
Posted By AAlfano
A few more…

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljti61kcwW1qhz6mbo1_500.jpg

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljti17Gc8y1qhz6mbo1_500.jpg

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljthiy2rbK1qhz6mbo1_1280.jp...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 178,209
Posted By AAlfano
My thoughts exactly, except I'd add the X1 to the...

My thoughts exactly, except I'd add the X1 to the "no integrated VF" category. If I can't have a real optical viewfinder, I'd just as soon use my iPhone as any point and shoot, no matter what sensor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2010
Replies: 1,741
Views: 324,554
Posted By AAlfano
Attack of the Tyranosaur

Nikon D40, 18-55mm kit lens:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,371
Posted By AAlfano
Thank you for the responses. It sounds like the...

Thank you for the responses. It sounds like the 0.72 finder is the way to go.

With regard to the viewfinder flare issue of the M6TTL, is there any way to remedy this?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,371
Posted By AAlfano
Question 0.72 or 0.85 Viewfinder

I have become afflicted with Leica lust and am starting to research acquiring my first M rangefinder. I have decided that I want an M6TTL, but am undecided about which viewfinder option would suit me...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-29-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 18,668
Posted By AAlfano
I've got a roll of BW400CN from my 35RC sitting...

I've got a roll of BW400CN from my 35RC sitting in the fridge waiting to be developed.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,495
Posted By AAlfano
Understood and agreed. I probably have 50 times...

Understood and agreed. I probably have 50 times as many shutter clicks on my DSLR as I do on both of my film cameras combined, but shooting it just isn't the same. Something about a manual camera,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 10,533
Posted By AAlfano
Awesome shots!

Awesome shots!
Forum: Olympus RF 08-28-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 18,668
Posted By AAlfano
Question What film is in your Olympus RF right now?

Just loaded a roll of Tri-X into my 35RC and was curious about what films other members are using in their Olympus rangefinders. So, what film do you have loaded and ready to go right now? To make...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-24-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,495
Posted By AAlfano
I am very surprised at the negative reaction to...

I am very surprised at the negative reaction to this article on this forum. I read it last week and thought it raised an interesting point. Lyons, writing about a photo album made by his father,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By AAlfano
That first shot is great!

That first shot is great!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,620
Posted By AAlfano
I am a big fan of iPhone photography. Being able...

I am a big fan of iPhone photography. Being able to edit the photos in the device and easily share and upload them via wi-fi or 3G makes the iPhone the most fun digital camera I have. You learn to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By AAlfano
Question Film Speed Setting and Filters for BW400CN?

I've just started my first roll of Kodak BW400CN. I have read here recently that it's best to overexpose this film a bit from the box rating, so I have my camera set to ASA 250. Anyone have any...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,223
Posted By AAlfano
Source for 43.5mm filters

I finally found a source for quality 43.5mm filters: http://www.filterfind.net/Home.html They have a very good selection of new old stock 43.5mm filters (Hoya) as well as few new old stock original...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2010
Replies: 230
Views: 32,703
Posted By AAlfano
I voted for three choices: I keep an Olympus...

I voted for three choices: I keep an Olympus 35RC and a Canon SD880IS in my car, and my iPhone 3G is always in my pocket on my belt, or within arm's reach. Strangely enough, I find I get a much...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By AAlfano
Awesome. Awesome photos. Awesome thread.

Awesome. Awesome photos. Awesome thread.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,022
Posted By AAlfano
SRB-Griturn 43.5mm filters

Hello. I have recently acquired an Olympus 35RC and am really enjoying this little camera. I bought a 43.5mm Bower 1A skylight filter and an old stock Vivitar yellow B&W contrast 43.5mm filter. I...
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