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Forum: Fuji X Series 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,031
Posted By nightfly
Would have to say a +1 for holding on to the film...

Would have to say a +1 for holding on to the film Leica if you enjoy using it.

The digital stuff comes and goes, none of them is worth selling a film Leica for.

Drink a few less coffees/beers/pick...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 694
Views: 52,924
Posted By nightfly
I'm digging the irony of taking a photo on film...

I'm digging the irony of taking a photo on film of something that looks like a computer generated graphic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,009
Posted By nightfly
Any links to photos with that Sony RX0? Curious...

Any links to photos with that Sony RX0?

Curious about that camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,009
Posted By nightfly
If you can afford to keep the M6, do. At some...

If you can afford to keep the M6, do. At some point, you will want it and regret the sale.

By all means get a Fuji but I would hesitate to spend big bucks on a fixed lens Leica digital unless you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,009
Posted By nightfly
M9 or an M4-P and a 35 or a 50. Really depends...

M9 or an M4-P and a 35 or a 50.

Really depends on how I'm feeling. I can (have) lived with either combination for many years.

I've thought about going with a 40 to split the difference.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By nightfly
Will use my steel tanks and reels as I prefer...

Will use my steel tanks and reels as I prefer them anyway.

Watched a guy on YouTube who basically just rubs the Remjet off by hanging the film and going over the non-emulsion side with a damp...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By nightfly
Great. Thought it was maybe temp or that little...

Great. Thought it was maybe temp or that little agitator vs shaking.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By nightfly
That Vision 3 500t is the one that gets me...

That Vision 3 500t is the one that gets me otherwise I'm pretty content with Portra.

Might have to give it a go.

I notice for color processing most people use the plastic patterson tanks rather...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By nightfly
Anyone developing cinema film at home?

Wondering if anyone is developing cinema film like Kodak Vision at home?

Never done color at home and am pretty happy with my lab for standard C-41 but have gotten curious about some of the movie...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By nightfly
Really guys I mean haven't you heard about built...

Really guys I mean haven't you heard about built in technological obsolescence?

That camera you have that still works and takes the same great photos it did 10 years ago is no longer good...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,016
Views: 311,681
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20200124-L1004167.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20200124-L1004167.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By nightfly
Would like to handle a XPro and see how it feels...

Would like to handle a XPro and see how it feels in hand. I think I'd probably get something like that over an X100 with that big ass lens adapter. If I were getting an X100 I'd likely just use the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 13,792
Posted By nightfly
XA lens is not in same league as...

XA lens is not in same league as Contax/Yashica/Ricoh.

It flare's and vignettes like mad. I've had the XA/XA2/XA4. They are probably the best design but worst imaging. That said if it works for you,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By nightfly
Harry Gruyaert at Howard Greenberg NYC

Went to the opening last night. Really nice collection of photos. Harry himself was there (I honestly didn't know he was still alive).

If you are in NYC between now and March 14th, worth a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By nightfly
Good suggestions. My reservation with something...

Good suggestions.

My reservation with something like the Sony is people tend to say it's very fiddly and that it's like shooting with a computer rather than a camera. Although I work in tech I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By nightfly
Like an M9 with Auto Focus

I love the results I get with my M9, but as my eyes are getting older, I would like autofocus. Is there anything that emulates the simplicity and colors of the M9 but has autofocus? I guess I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By nightfly
Is there anything similar to that the Fresson...

Is there anything similar to that the Fresson printing process? It produces a very interesting effect.
Forum: Photo Software 12-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By nightfly
These are interesting but I wish someone could do...

These are interesting but I wish someone could do a convincing Kodachrome.

If you look at some of the Kodachrome simulations here and browse the images linked to in the Saul Leiter thread of actual...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By nightfly
What do you need for setting up a camera scanning rig?

I don't own a DSLR currently but I'm thinking of getting one just to use for digital scanning as I'm getting tired of the time and effort it take using a Epson flatbed.

Wondering if anyone has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By nightfly
Yeah, I'm actually shooting a lot of Portra now...

Yeah, I'm actually shooting a lot of Portra now for this reason.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,581
Posted By nightfly
Color street photography is so much harder to...

Color street photography is so much harder to master. I think it's why you see so much black and white street photography to be honest. Stick with it and you learn. It's a very satisfying...
Forum: Photo Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,092
Posted By nightfly
I've been using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS 6...

I've been using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS 6 standalones for awhile. Eventually I will succumb to the subscription model I'm sure but since i'm still on Sierra with no plans to upgrade, I'm good...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By nightfly
You realize that not only doesn't reality have...

You realize that not only doesn't reality have grain, but it's also in color.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By nightfly
I do realize that. I've also observed that a...

I do realize that.

I've also observed that a large percentage of his more modern work is color.

He tends to exploit the in your face, garish color of smaller format digital in the same way that he...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By nightfly
I don't really care for full range Ansel Adams...

I don't really care for full range Ansel Adams style black and white prints. The sort of eye of god perfection zone system whatever. I think if this does float your boat, then digital might be an...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,792
Posted By nightfly
Have owned Ricoh GR, Contax T, Olympus XA...

Have owned Ricoh GR, Contax T, Olympus XA (original, 2 and 4), Rollei 35 and Yashica T4 and a Contax T2.

Ricoh is most pocketable and has best controls hands down along with a very good lens. Contax...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2019
Replies: 2,016
Views: 311,681
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com//20191208-L1004162.jpg

http://robertgruber.com//20191208-L1004162.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,525
Posted By nightfly
I'm always supportive of selling a bunch of gear...

I'm always supportive of selling a bunch of gear and consolidating. The less you focus on gear and the more you can focus on shooting the better.

If you have opportunity, see if you can handle an M9...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,364
Posted By nightfly
I tend to look at what people who are shooting...

I tend to look at what people who are shooting work I like are using.

Obviously it's the archer not the arrow but actually using a camera is the best endorsement. It's never really led me astray.

I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,887
Posted By nightfly
Forgot to mention, I think the simplicity aspect...

Forgot to mention, I think the simplicity aspect all has to do with the camera, not the medium per se. I can shoot my M9 exactly as I can my M4-P and in fact when I first got it I kept going for the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,887
Posted By nightfly
I just started shooting film again after a 6 year...

I just started shooting film again after a 6 year hiatus. Basically when I stopped shooting black and white, I stopped shooting film.

But I found that I like the look of certain color films and I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2019
Replies: 2,016
Views: 311,681
Posted By nightfly
Friend loaned me a Canon 1.2, had some fun on...

Friend loaned me a Canon 1.2, had some fun on the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 11,503
Posted By nightfly
If that were the standard, this forum (and much...

If that were the standard, this forum (and much of the internet) would cease to exist.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,096
Posted By nightfly
I'm about to get rid of my Epson 3800 because I...

I'm about to get rid of my Epson 3800 because I don't use it enough and when I try there's always some sort of problem that takes hours and dollars to fix. It's either out of one cartridge of ink or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-11-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,943
Posted By nightfly
Wow the images are very nice. For the record I...

Wow the images are very nice. For the record I much prefer the color versions to the black and white.

I know I used to have one of these on my Pentax MX but I can't recall if I sold or gave one or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By nightfly
The things that bother me most about my current...

The things that bother me most about my current Epson 4990 are the crappy negative holders (I actually use some older ones from a prior Epson scanner that suck somewhat less) and it's pretty slow...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By nightfly
Don't own a DSLR

Don't own a DSLR
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By nightfly
I make prints up to about 16 x 20 and I'm...

I make prints up to about 16 x 20 and I'm primarily concerned with 35mm although 120 would be nice. However this usually adds about $1000 to the price and that's a lot of drum scans.

I don't really...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,706
Posted By nightfly
What film scanners do you like now?

I've been shooting more film lately and was thinking of picking up a new scanner to replace my old Epson 4990. It's pretty tedious to use and was thinking of picking up more of a dedicated film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,380
Posted By nightfly
I would avoid B&H (and every other store) on...

I would avoid B&H (and every other store) on Black Friday. People literally get trampled to death to save a few bucks. It's the apotheosis of consumerism and a real sh*t show.

Do yourself a favor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,380
Posted By nightfly
Don't wast too much time in B&H as tempting as it...

Don't wast too much time in B&H as tempting as it is. Get your film and hit the streets.

Buy some Tri-X, HP5 makes everything look like England ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By nightfly
My dad was an orthopedic surgeon, often I told...

My dad was an orthopedic surgeon, often I told him, "dad it hurts when I do this", his reply invariably was "don't do that."
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By nightfly
Filter size doesn't matter, I never use...

Filter size doesn't matter, I never use them.

Vintage look is fine, the 1.2 is unneccessary for my needs and bigger than I'd like.

The crown goes to the Leica or the Rokkor, whichever I find...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By nightfly
Sounds like I want the Cron. Thanks.

Sounds like I want the Cron.

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By nightfly
40mm for Leica m9 - Leica/Minolta or CV?

Which lens would pair better with an M9 a Leica or Minolta 40mm Summicron or a Cosina Nokton Classic 40mm/1.4? They are going for around the same price give or take $100. Not really concerned about...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 8,584
Posted By nightfly
I don't even know why they included the black and...

I don't even know why they included the black and white work frankly. They felt like an afterthought at best.

After seeing these beautiful color projections, I had absolutely zero desire to see his...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By nightfly
If you like what you've got, I'd stick with it...

If you like what you've got, I'd stick with it unless the shot to shot buffer issue is making you miss photos.

Why complicate things?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
That one looks good. I bought and returned a...

That one looks good.

I bought and returned a plain Adidas one. I might be giving up.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,173
Posted By nightfly
It's an M9

It's an M9
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,173
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer...

Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer Day Sling 2 looks closest to what I'm looing for although the main pocket looks too thin.

Not really interested in the Domke/Filson/Army Surplus style...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
Yeah I figure for $70 it should be close to...

Yeah I figure for $70 it should be close to perfect.

Can probably find a simpler one with some poking around an REI or similar store.

The Moment has a nice structure to it, but the Peak Design one...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day...

Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day shipping).

Nice bag but it's going back. It's a good size but they stupidly have a small zippered pouch that extends above the main compartment and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,144
Posted By nightfly
Don't really see what the point of making such a...

Don't really see what the point of making such a small body when the lenses are so large. It looks neat but those L mounts are pretty big.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
Either a 35/2 or a 28/3.5 so both pretty small...

Either a 35/2 or a 28/3.5 so both pretty small lenses.

Really the Moment one looks like what i want. I'm sure the Topos would work too but don't really care for the looks of them with extra tabs and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
I like the look of the Moment one. I looked at it...

I like the look of the Moment one. I looked at it a few weeks back and then forgot about it.

Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By nightfly
Small fanny pack/sling bag for M9 with attached lens?

Anyone find a good fanny pack/hip pack/sling bag for just an M9 with attached lens?

I've got a Peak Everyday Sling, the 5L version which is wonderful but too big for just the camera.

Want something...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-24-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190619-R0000751-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190619-R0000751-Edit.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,148
Posted By nightfly
Only if the camera in question uses an...

Only if the camera in question uses an incompatible image format natively.

My Ricoh GR II is much newer than my version of Lightroom and it works fine. I think the native format of the GR is DNG so...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,148
Posted By nightfly
Your $300 purchase of Capture doesn't stop...

Your $300 purchase of Capture doesn't stop working if you don't upgrade or give Capture One more money, so it differs in that essential way.

Adobe no longer sells it's software stand alone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,189
Posted By nightfly
Do or do not. Who cares. People, mostly other...

Do or do not. Who cares.

People, mostly other photographers, are curious about cameras, having or not having a logo invites or discourages attention/conversation.

Some see taping as pretension,...
Forum: Photo Software 06-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,148
Posted By nightfly
For my needs, the standalone Lightroom 4 on my...

For my needs, the standalone Lightroom 4 on my computer is fine along with the standalone Photoshop CS6 when I need it for doing things with layers and LUTs. They work with the cameras I currently...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 24,610
Posted By nightfly
Late to this thread but love this image:

Late to this thread but love this image:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 24,610
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg...

http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000673-Edit.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 9,068
Posted By nightfly
Looking at the examples posted I think, as many...

Looking at the examples posted I think, as many things on the internet, that the "problems" with it on digital in color are exaggerated at best and probably won't effect any real world use.

I've got...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By nightfly
This is the raison d'ętre of the internet. It's...

This is the raison d'ętre of the internet.

It's the equivalent to I liked that band before they were famous...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By nightfly
"Get off my lawn"

"Get off my lawn"
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By nightfly
I think it's the licensing agreement for CC. My...

I think it's the licensing agreement for CC. My understanding is it's the result of losing a patent case with someone who's IP is in earlier versions of CC.

It may also apply to the stand alone...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,417
Posted By nightfly
I saw this and was going to post. It's basically...

I saw this and was going to post. It's basically why I never bought into CC and have been using the last stand alone versions of Lightroom and Photoshop for the past several years. That and the fact...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-15-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
One thing I would say, which you probably know...

One thing I would say, which you probably know already since you've been doing this since the 80's, is that it helps is to study people who you think are good at it and see how they handle the frame....
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-15-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Like these last two, especially the brownish...

Like these last two, especially the brownish tones. Kinda Portra-esque. Sorry for your loss(es).

Used my GR 2 quite a bit in Japan for street photos and while I don't feel a need for the 3, I'm very...
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By nightfly
The coffee at Eataly isn't bad but yeah for a...

The coffee at Eataly isn't bad but yeah for a city with great food, the coffee is pretty terrible, even at places that think they make good coffee.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By nightfly
Crumpler used to make nice inserts that had the...

Crumpler used to make nice inserts that had the advantage of a drawstring top to keep camera from sliding out when you needed it but gets out of the way when you don't.

Sadly it doesn't look like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,869
Posted By nightfly
My only point was that if you look at the...

My only point was that if you look at the finished product, the print, there isn't anything that HCB did in particular in his development or printing process that is worthy of particular praise or...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By nightfly
Subways are f*cked on the weekends as others have...

Subways are f*cked on the weekends as others have said. Google Maps does subway directions pretty well.

I would say get out of Times Square unless you want to see other tourists. Anyone who lives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,869
Posted By nightfly
A good cure for HCB worship is to go see a large...

A good cure for HCB worship is to go see a large collection of his work in person.

While still appreciating his eye, you will likely be less enamored of his technique, equipment or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,869
Posted By nightfly
If you see his prints in person, there's really...

If you see his prints in person, there's really nothing special about the printing or developing. Certainly nothing you'd want to emulate particularly.

Unlike someone like Salagado where the prints...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By nightfly
It's through December 8th so plenty of time.

It's through December 8th so plenty of time.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-03-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
Good to hear as this was not the strong suit of...

Good to hear as this was not the strong suit of the previous model.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By nightfly
Gary Winogrand Color at the Brooklyn Musueum

Went to the opening of Gary Winogrand, Color at the Brooklyn Museum last night. Great exhibit, an entire room with multiple ceiling projectors showing his original Kodachromes on opposite walls....
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By nightfly
Yup, you are right. Forgot about that folder....

Yup, you are right.

Forgot about that folder. That's what I was looking for.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,453
Posted By nightfly
I'm glad Leica sells these so they can stay in...

I'm glad Leica sells these so they can stay in business and I can keep buying cameras that will actually see use. However, I wouldn't buy one given all the money in the world.

I don't get...
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By nightfly
Good options, thanks. Am I crazy or does anyone...

Good options, thanks.

Am I crazy or does anyone else remember when this was the default behavior for Dropbox?
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By nightfly
Sharing photos online privately

I could have sworn that Dropbox used to have a feature that if you put up a folder of photos, it would show them as a slideshow, either by default or through an obvious button.

I know I used to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-28-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000640.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000640.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,891
Posted By nightfly
Been bouncing back and forth between 28, 35 and...

Been bouncing back and forth between 28, 35 and 50. I find the more I'm shooting, the better I'm able to utilize a wider lens.

If I haven't shot for a while, the 50 works well but eventually, I like...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By nightfly
My printer, an Epson 3800, was being a pain in...

My printer, an Epson 3800, was being a pain in the *ss and I needed to do some prints for exhibition. Adorma Pix has their printing facility about a 10 minute bike ride from my house so I printed...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By nightfly
How much is that lens conversion to M mount? Is...

How much is that lens conversion to M mount?

Is it fiddly to use in real life?

I love the quality of the lens. Something about the Zeiss optics makes colors really pop.

I have a T4 that works...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,924
Posted By nightfly
I'm not sure I understand how an M9 is slow. You...

I'm not sure I understand how an M9 is slow.

You turn it on and it starts right up. You can flip the switch and it's on before it gets to your eye. You set your shutter speed and aperture and snap a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,924
Posted By nightfly
I have had 2 sensor replacements (both done for...

I have had 2 sensor replacements (both done for free) on an M9 I bought used.

I still love the camera and the images it produces, but I no longer trust it. I'm hoping that the above post about the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-24-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for this. I have a bunch of GR II files I...

Thanks for this.

I have a bunch of GR II files I might play with just to see.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Beautiful image. Seems maybe a little improved...

Beautiful image.

Seems maybe a little improved over the GR II but it might be RPP64.

I assume this refers to Raw Photo Processor.

Wondering if you can share your workflow. I've played with it a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Thanks. I'm always curious what people use the...

Thanks.

I'm always curious what people use the ridiculously high ISO settings on modern cameras for. I generally manage to stay below 1600 in most situations I encounter in real life.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
What are you shooting, black panthers in the...

What are you shooting, black panthers in the jungle at night?
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2019
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190330-R0000495.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190330-R0000495.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,029
Posted By nightfly
Wouldn't a 23mm lens exhibit more barrel...

Wouldn't a 23mm lens exhibit more barrel distortion than a 35mm lens?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,029
Posted By nightfly
I think from a practical perspective, you might...

I think from a practical perspective, you might be better off using a full frame camera which will allow you to use a less wide angle lens to get the same angle of view with less of what you are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nightfly
I'm not concerned about the cards or backup....

I'm not concerned about the cards or backup. Haven't had issues in the past. Don't shoot that much that I need space. Still have photos on the card in one camera from a trip to Italy in 2017 and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the ideas. Exactly what I needed. ...

Thanks for the ideas. Exactly what I needed.

I've got the software loaded up on the Air so I'll use that. Might not even bring the iPad. Will keep me from binging on news when I'm away.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By nightfly
How do you deal with your digital images on the road?

Going on a trip and bringing two digital cameras (a Fuji GFX 50R and a Ricoh GR II). I'm bringing an old Macbook Air in case I need to do some work stuff and possibly an iPad for entertainment.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By nightfly
The short answer is yes. The image quality will...

The short answer is yes. The image quality will be better.

The longer answer is that it will be different. Shallower depth of field, more subtle color gradations. Like with film, medium format...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,479
Posted By nightfly
The true digital version of the Ricoh GR1: 1)...

The true digital version of the Ricoh GR1:

1) Aperture settings on top wheel replacing the PASM dial (basically defaults to aperture priority or you can put in A) like the film version
2) Little LCD...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,726
Posted By nightfly
Funny, after 2 sensor replacements I still think...

Funny, after 2 sensor replacements I still think my M9 takes the same great photos it always has.

I just no longer trust it for must have photos from travel since both times my sensor problems...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,676
Posted By nightfly
The Ricoh GR has the option of live view 28/35/47...

The Ricoh GR has the option of live view 28/35/47 cropping and you can program a button dedicated to it. It's very convenient.

It's APS-C, but it does exist. Good in a pinch but I wouldn't buy any...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
I tried the finder for awhile, I got one of the...

I tried the finder for awhile, I got one of the Ricoh ones with one of my GR's as a bundle. I feel more engaged when shooting through a finder than looking at a screen but ultimately, the portability...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,068
Posted By nightfly
What got stripped? I'm happy with my GR II...

What got stripped?

I'm happy with my GR II (actually was happy with my GR but sold it to get a Fuji XE 2 with a 28 equivalent which turned out to be a mistake and re-bought the GR II), but am...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
For me the biggest issue is that the grip is too...

For me the biggest issue is that the grip is too shallow and no on makes one of those grip extenders, yet. I wish it had a grip more like the X-1D.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
For me the more valid and apt size comparison is...

For me the more valid and apt size comparison is a Mamiya 7. And it feels about the same size. Coming from mostly manual focus cameras, the auto focus speed isn't an issue for me. Bought it,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
I think if you look at an image directlyfrom the...

I think if you look at an image directlyfrom the camera and unmolested by Flickr's upload algorithms, you'll be pleasantly surprised. They really are beautiful and get better the more you zoom in....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,999
Posted By nightfly
How are you liking that RX0? I recently saw...

How are you liking that RX0?

I recently saw something about them and am very curious.

How is it to use in practice and do you have any images to share or link to?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Blame Daido Moriyama. None of these guys have...

Blame Daido Moriyama.

None of these guys have realized that he's moved on to color (and other cameras, I hear).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,999
Posted By nightfly
I realize this isn't really a discussion but...

I realize this isn't really a discussion but rather a provocation like most of your posts (which for the record I like) but I'll bite and say that a GR either digital or analog, does fit in all but...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Ricoh isn't doing themselves any favors with the...

Ricoh isn't doing themselves any favors with the folks doing early reviews:

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/21/special-report-shooting-street-photography-with-the-ricoh-gr-iii-in-nyc/

The...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
How big an improvement is this over the GR II?...

How big an improvement is this over the GR II?

Personally I'd pick up a GR II at half the price if I didn't already have one. When It breaks (which it eventually will) the GR III will be down to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By nightfly
I shot for years without a meter with a Holga,...

I shot for years without a meter with a Holga, Leica M4-P, Rolleicord V etc.

Mostly this was black and white film but sometimes negative and even slide film.

You get really good at it and it ceases...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,544
Posted By nightfly
Let me know when they reintroduce Kodachrome and...

Let me know when they reintroduce Kodachrome and the labs to develop it.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By nightfly
Realize there's so much subjectivity I'm probably...

Realize there's so much subjectivity I'm probably best off downloading a sample photo taken with a camera lens combo I'd be likely to use and sending it off to be printed the way I'd print it.

Just...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By nightfly
What's the upper limit of APS-C for printing

This is a bit of a subjective question, but I'm wondering what people find are the upper limits of APS-C cameras like the Fuji X series and the Leica CL for quality output.

I've gotten 20 x 24...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,365
Posted By nightfly
Two things I've learned from traveling with both...

Two things I've learned from traveling with both film and digital cameras:

1) I tend to shoot a lot more when I travel. Many of the photos are more "here I was" than anything artistic or meaningful...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By nightfly
Personally, I don't have a bias against turn it...

Personally, I don't have a bias against turn it on and have the lens extend and the film advance automatically, so give me a Ricoh GR1 or a Yashica T4. The turn on time is less than the time to bring...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-09-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By nightfly
Exporting from Lightroom for print

I'm having some photos printed for a show.

When I export them from Lightroom I can either export them with the export dialog or use the print to file option in the print screen.

I'm wondering which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-07-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By nightfly
Custom grip for Fuji?

Anyone have suggestions for who to contact to get a custom grip for the Fuji GFX R?

Love the camera but the grip isn't really as prominent as it should be for a camera this size that begs to be used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,406
Posted By nightfly
No strap. M Grip (the thing that replaces the...

No strap. M Grip (the thing that replaces the baseplate and has a handle) on M4-P and M9.

if I'm shooting camera is in my hand. If I'm not it's in a bag with an insert.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,889
Posted By nightfly
I don't quite understand what the appeal of these...

I don't quite understand what the appeal of these cameras are as opposed to DSLRs when the lenses are so large and the bodies are marginally smaller and less bulky.

Is getting rid of the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,201
Posted By nightfly
It means it will be several times the price of...

It means it will be several times the price of the older iteration of the same lense which will henceforth become known as the "non-ASPH" version.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By nightfly
Both times I found the dreaded purple line, it...

Both times I found the dreaded purple line, it was after returning from trips to places I probably won't be again for awhile.

I fixed the issue on the photos I wanted to print by going into...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By nightfly
What did you replace them with? Anytime this...

What did you replace them with?

Anytime this happens with my M9, I think about getting rid of it. Then I look around the market, read some reviews (Sony's too fidgety, Fuji not full frame etc) shoot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By nightfly
Had that, twice on my M9. They replaced my sensor...

Had that, twice on my M9. They replaced my sensor both times for free, most recently last summer 2018 after I think they officially stopped doing this.

Unfortunately, the remedy was to send the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,917
Posted By nightfly
I think most artists peak and consensus seems to...

I think most artists peak and consensus seems to form around their best period.

With photography because it's a technical art, the medium the photographer was using at the time of that peak become...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-28-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By nightfly
Fuji GFX R- Very subjective first impressions

I received my pre-ordered Fuji GFX R with the 63mm lens the day before X Mas.

Figured I'd give some preliminary first impressions for anyone interested along with a few photos.

A little...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-14-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By nightfly
Would love to hear more about your experiences...

Would love to hear more about your experiences with the 50R and the 63 and see some photos if you've got any you'd like to share.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By nightfly
I'm in same boat as you taemo and was thinking of...

I'm in same boat as you taemo and was thinking of the same cameras. Everything I've read led me to believe I wouldn't like a Sony. Everyone seems to say it makes great images but the user experience...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By nightfly
Which lens for Fuji GFX R

I checked out the new GFX R at B&H yesterday. They have one for display but aren't getting any stock for a few weeks.

I'm pretty much set on buying one with one of the lens deals. So I'm trying to...
Forum: Travel 11-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By nightfly
Quick trip to London and Paris, photo suggestions

Have a quick trip with 4 days in London and about 24 hours in Paris coming up and was looking for some suggestions of places to photograph.

More interested in street and quirky or unique...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By nightfly
Leica M4-P. If you don't buy a Leica now, you...

Leica M4-P.

If you don't buy a Leica now, you will eventually so just cut to the chase. It will save you time and money buying and selling other cameras so is a cost saver in the end.

My M4-P as...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By nightfly
I will probably buy one before the end of the...

I will probably buy one before the end of the year while the body + lens deals are still going.

Waiting till they actually ship to read some real world reviews.

I've found myself wanting the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,155
Posted By nightfly
Understand the differentiators, thanks. I wasn't...

Understand the differentiators, thanks.

I wasn't getting what the hype was about but at least I'm clear now.

Appreciate the education.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,155
Posted By nightfly
I don't have a horse in the race. I don't care...

I don't have a horse in the race. I don't care about the mirror bump per se. Was just wondering about it.

I've only seen them in photos and without any scale they look like the size of DSLRs, if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,155
Posted By nightfly
What's the appeal of new mirrorless cameras?

Something that's been baffling me a bit lately is the appeal of the new mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon.

I had thought that the appeal of mirrorless cameras was that they could be made...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 733
Views: 92,469
Posted By nightfly
http://www.robertgruber.com/20181103-DSC00469.jpg

http://www.robertgruber.com/20181103-DSC00469.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By nightfly
The answer is Kodachrome. Most of the people...

The answer is Kodachrome.

Most of the people cited (Alex Webb, Harry Gruyaert, Joel Meyerwitz) shot Kodachrome, which gave that very intense color that looks so distinctive, particularly today. The...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the suggestions. Would love to see...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Would love to see some Martin Parr or other more modern color work.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
Would love to hear more about this as there isn't...

Would love to hear more about this as there isn't much on the internet besides the original announcement and accompanying propaganda. A first hand impression would be much appreciated.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-31-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By nightfly
Any good photography exhibits in London in December?

Have an opportunity to go to London for a few days in early December. Wondering if there are any good photography (or other fine art) exhibits going on. Last time I was there I caught the...
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 10,685
Posted By nightfly
If it's full frame, I could be interested. I...

If it's full frame, I could be interested.

I like the concept. The camera is just for shooting and everything else happens external. More film like in some ways.

However, I bet it uses some sort...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By nightfly
I had mine replaced twice. No charge either time....

I had mine replaced twice. No charge either time. I purchased the camera used originally so I have no idea if either was in warranty. The second time took much less time than the first. I think they...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By nightfly
I don't think New York in the 70's was a more...

I don't think New York in the 70's was a more friendly place than it is today. Quite the opposite.

With everyone shooting photos all the time with their phones, if anything people are less conscious...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By nightfly
I used to not get him.His photographs are much...

I used to not get him.His photographs are much more complex than someone like Henri Cartier Bresson and there are a lot of misses with the hits, probably due to the sheer volume of his...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By nightfly
Used Leica body is same as any of these new and...

Used Leica body is same as any of these new and will probably result in better photos if you can live without all the extras.

I have a used M9 and have had sensor problems twice, which was annoying,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By nightfly
Saw this last week. Very good and inspiring doc....

Saw this last week. Very good and inspiring doc. His ability to use a 28mm lens to its fullest was really inspiring. The density and complexity of his photos is really amazing, as was his color work...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By nightfly
I know you said new but used M9 or M240 not...

I know you said new but used M9 or M240 not terribly far off what what some of these new bodies will cost you. New Canon is $3k. Sony's are about 2K and Nikon around the same. Has Panasonic announced...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-01-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
I used to use the accessory finder, the GV-2,...

I used to use the accessory finder, the GV-2, with mine that came in a package deal when I bought the GR I think. But in practical use, it just makes it more cumbersome and I got used to using this...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
No and no. I've owned a couple of film GRs and...

No and no.

I've owned a couple of film GRs and The GRD I, III and the GR I and II.

I would say no, they won't give you as much pleasure as the film GR. The film version was an almost perfect...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
His early color digital images kind of...

His early color digital images kind of sucked.

Don't know what he's using but they've gotten a lot better probably as he's gotten more familiar with the medium and the technology. The latest Tokyo...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
It's the same sensor as the Hassy X-1D in a less...

It's the same sensor as the Hassy X-1D in a less elegant but still pretty nice body with a decent selection of lenses.

I dunno, to me it's the digital Mamiya 7 (I know it's much smaller than 6 x 7...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By nightfly
Is there really not a thread yet about the Fuji gfx 50r?

This camera looks insane.

Same sensor as all the other digital medium format cameras have but in a nice light body with rangefinder styling.

Will wait to see what reviews are like but I'm pretty...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-25-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Well, at least I don't have to replace my...

Well, at least I don't have to replace my GRII.

Nothing to see here really, glad they didn't ruin it.

Should be happy for a new camera announcement that I don't want to buy.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,319
Posted By nightfly
No strap. Have the Leica grip on M9 and my M4-P....

No strap.

Have the Leica grip on M9 and my M4-P. Camera is either in my hand or in my bag.

Never clicked with straps. Also never dropped a camera, as that is usually the next question.

Even with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2018
Replies: 733
Views: 92,469
Posted By nightfly
http://www.robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg

http://www.robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By nightfly
The only digital camera I've ever used that...

The only digital camera I've ever used that approximates it's equivalent film camera is a Leica M9. I can pretty much use it exactly like my M4-P and "forget" that it's digital.

There is nothing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By nightfly
Everyone always touts the Sony RX100 but the...

Everyone always touts the Sony RX100 but the sensor is so much smaller than APS-C (Ricoh, Fuji) that I don't quite understand how it's in same league despite being similarly priced.

Maybe the Sony...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By nightfly
If you can live with a fixed 28mm Ricoh GR. Most...

If you can live with a fixed 28mm Ricoh GR. Most like old, premium 90's P&S. Good interface, lens, sensor.

I use the crop 28/35/47 mode more than I thought I would to "switch" focal lengths. Such a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,416
Posted By nightfly
Guess I was looking for images shot by folks here...

Guess I was looking for images shot by folks here on the RFF.

I'm fairly proficient in the Google.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,416
Posted By nightfly
My interested is piqued. Anyone care to post...

My interested is piqued.

Anyone care to post some color images?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2018
Replies: 733
Views: 92,469
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg htt...

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000448.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000449.jpg
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-19-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 4,364
Posted By nightfly
It's curious to me the choices they made with...

It's curious to me the choices they made with this camera.

If it's intended for people who want more control than a phone offers, why remove the dedicated dials from the X70 that appeal to more...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Would love a full frame GR but not holding my...

Would love a full frame GR but not holding my breath.

Been using my GR II more and more lately and am very happy with the results. Haven't taken my M9 out in awhile, it's starting to feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,134
Posted By nightfly
I don't think Stephen Shore is a good argument in...

I don't think Stephen Shore is a good argument in favor of digital as his new work is terrible. I say this as a big fan of stuff from the 70's.

His stuff on Instagram and his photos of the sidewalk...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-11-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-07-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 74,400
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-01-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,690
Posted By nightfly
Throw...

Throw away:

https://www.ebay.com/p/Leica-CM-35mm-Point-Shoot-Film-Camera/52119999
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-24-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By nightfly
Can't you fix the mount issue pretty easily with...

Can't you fix the mount issue pretty easily with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Mount-Replacement-Camera-Bodies/dp/B00OI8WK1M
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,185
Posted By nightfly
GR is great and I would take it over any APS-C or...

GR is great and I would take it over any APS-C or mirrorless alternative. I take mine on every trip. I once sold mine and tried a Fuji XE-2 with a 28 and regretted it. Fought with the metering the...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,851
Posted By nightfly
I usually take my M9 with one or two lenses and...

I usually take my M9 with one or two lenses and my Ricoh GR.

GR covers 28 (35 and 47 if you don't mind the in camera crop) and times you don't want to carry the M9.

The M9 and a 35 or 50 (and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-14-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180511-R0000325.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180511-R0000325.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By nightfly
Camera is on way back. The invoice I got says...

Camera is on way back.

The invoice I got says "sensor out of tolerence, ccd pixel error". Fixed for free but I'm wondering how reliable this M9 is going forward. Seems like this happens when I...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-09-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
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http://robertgruber.com/20180508-R0000319.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By nightfly
I find whenever I look for a new camera bag of...

I find whenever I look for a new camera bag of any sort, I never find what I want and go back to an insert put in a regular bag. For someone who has one Leica body with one lens attached and perhaps...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-24-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180422-R0000307.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180422-R0000307.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By nightfly
I had one fitted to my Rolleicord V by Harry...

I had one fitted to my Rolleicord V by Harry Fleenor in Manhattan Beach. Vast improvement.

http://www.rolleirepairs.com/maxscreen.htm
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
Really like colors of these and the photos on...

Really like colors of these and the photos on your website.

They have a nice slightly desaturated film-ish look like Portra.

Would you mind sharing some of your post processing technique?
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 04-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 7,001
Posted By nightfly
Wow, that blue bus picture is incredible...

Wow, that blue bus picture is incredible looking.

Would really like one of these, maybe in a few years when I can grab one used.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,557
Posted By nightfly
I got mine replaced in 2015. Worked great till I...

I got mine replaced in 2015. Worked great till I recently noticed a similar issue to the one that caused me to send in initially. Might just be stuck pixels or something but I'm waiting to hear back...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-15-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By nightfly
I don't really care about adapting lenses. I...

I don't really care about adapting lenses. I might do it but not as my primary glass. Would rather go with one or two of the Zeiss lenses and take advantage of autofocus etc. I've always like the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By nightfly
I'm guess I'm not all the clear on the...

I'm guess I'm not all the clear on the distinctions between the A7 series and the A7R (or S for that matter). More than just number of pixels?

As far as the 24 vs 42 mp sensor, is the look of the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By nightfly
Which Sony for frustrated M9 User?

So my M9 is going back again for sensor issues and I'm seriously considering a full frame Sony to augment or replace it at least for travel.

However their product line is pretty confusing and I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,557
Posted By nightfly
Assuming an M-10 isn't an option? Personally...

Assuming an M-10 isn't an option?

Personally none of the other Leica's appeal to me. I'm sending my M9 in for yet another sensor problem. If I were in your shoes, which I may be shortly, not sure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By nightfly
Been round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop...

Been round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop and using the healing brush with the shift key held down which seems to work.

Just frustrating to have it happen twice.

Contacted Leica and they told...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By nightfly
I had the same issues when I sent my camera in...

I had the same issues when I sent my camera in for sensor repair from Leica, NJ in 2015.

Sent it to them in June. Got it back in September but zero communication in between. Kept bugging them, then...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By nightfly
M9 Sensor Problems After Replacement

I had the sensor in my M9 replaced in 2015.

Just got back from a trip to Cambodia and while reviewing my photos I see a vertical line on all of my photos. A similar problem is what prompted Leica to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 13,046
Posted By nightfly
I'm X-Pro 2 curious as well. Have an M9 which I...

I'm X-Pro 2 curious as well. Have an M9 which I love but occasionally I pine for something more automatic that can take a zoom for travel.

However I briefly owned an XE-2 and I found I fought with...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180330-R0000199.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180330-R0000199.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-20-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,440
Posted By nightfly
Any other options, perhaps not so rare? Curious...

Any other options, perhaps not so rare? Curious about this now. Would go up to 50mm.

I actually miss the Tessar on my Yashica t4 for the same reason. Great color saturation and look but don't want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,904
Posted By nightfly
Lovely photo. Always been curious about this...

Lovely photo.

Always been curious about this Sony mostly because I like the body style.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,904
Posted By nightfly
M9 with 50mm Summicron (pictured with 35mm...

M9 with 50mm Summicron (pictured with 35mm summicron)

http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg
Forum: Travel 02-23-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By nightfly
Overnight in Hong Kong tips

Heading to Cambodia at the end of March and have a long layover in Hong Kong. Want to go into Hong Kong and stay overnight and explore a bit.

Photographically, I'm interested in the neon light, Wong...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-13-2018
Replies: 1,198
Views: 251,404
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180204-R0000150.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180204-R0000150.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-09-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 22,556
Posted By nightfly
Only rumors I've seen seem fairly far...

Only rumors I've seen seem fairly far fetched:

https://pentaxrumors.com/2018/01/03/ricoh-pentax-gr-e-full-frame-curved-sensor-camera-rumors/

Full frame, curved sensor, blah blah

I'd buy one in a...
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