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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 539
Posted By BillBingham2
Yeah, that's a great perspective. I wish it had...

Yeah, that's a great perspective.

I wish it had a different form-factor. I've never been big on the Texas-Leicas looks. I have no idea what I would like, but I want different that a super-sized...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By BillBingham2
Another F3 Color / M6 B&W. The finder on the F3...

Another F3 Color / M6 B&W.

The finder on the F3 I find better for evaluating the colors and their impact than the M6.

B2 (;->
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 590
Posted By BillBingham2
Plan X Get an XE-3 and a 50/2 and 16/2.8 or...

Plan X
Get an XE-3 and a 50/2 and 16/2.8 or 23/2.
Plan H
Get an X100F and an Olympus Pen-F and a 75/1.8, never change lenses
Plan W
Ricoh GR III and take some pictures

Mine are 23 and 21 now, never...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
Posted By BillBingham2
Let us not forget some alcohol and perhaps...

Let us not forget some alcohol and perhaps non-prescription pharmaceuticals added to the mix.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By BillBingham2
Nikon 1 with a longish zoom in your sports sock...

Nikon 1 with a longish zoom in your sports sock attached to your calf. Loose pants, several removable storage cards, use the pocket watch pocket of your jeans. Keep a couple of dummy cards in your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,661
Posted By BillBingham2
For me, my iPhone is not the same, not even...

For me, my iPhone is not the same, not even close. Yes, I am happy with the pictures I take. Yes, it's used exclusively. Yes, it's always with me (unless it's charging). But it doesn't have the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By BillBingham2
I have a bit of stuff that I will be offering up...

I have a bit of stuff that I will be offering up shortly. Moving to a smaller place.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By BillBingham2
Never done it, though it sounds fun. I'd say a...

Never done it, though it sounds fun.

I'd say a Nikon S2 & a 50/1.4, an Olympus OM-1 and an 85/2, a Bessa L with a CV Snap-Shot 25/4, or a Nikon F2 with a 28/2.8 AIs.

Anyone of those four will...
Forum: Digital Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
John, Sorry to hear about your loss. As always,...

John,

Sorry to hear about your loss.

As always, great shots regardless of where they are posted.

B2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By BillBingham2
People like me P00-pooed the series E glass when...

People like me P00-pooed the series E glass when it came out. It was plastic, never last, questionable optics.

Can't speak for the others, but I was wrong.

Don't forget the 70-150/3.5, just a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,141
Posted By BillBingham2
If you want to borrow a bit of a macro-sleeper, I...

If you want to borrow a bit of a macro-sleeper, I can loan you my Nikkor 28/2.8 AIs. I think that and your 85 (well actually my old 85/1.8 Nikkor) is what I'd bring.

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By BillBingham2
Very sad news. A wonderful man who seemed to...

Very sad news.

A wonderful man who seemed to be able to balance treating people with respect, having fun and making a profit.

Prayers and good thoughts to his family and friends.

B2 (;-<<<<<<
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By BillBingham2
Smooth bricks.......me too. B2 (;->

Smooth bricks.......me too.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps you might have been a bit tired...

Perhaps you might have been a bit tired too?????

16sec to 1/8000 of a second that much different from 1/8 to 1/500 is it?

Not yet, done other stuff though......

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By BillBingham2
Hey Ken, what'd you think of the 16/2.8...

Hey Ken, what'd you think of the 16/2.8 WR?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting news all around. Thanks for the info...

Interesting news all around.

Thanks for the info Shawn, helpful for those still on the fence.

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By BillBingham2
I miss great movies like that....... B2 (;-<

I miss great movies like that.......

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,619
Posted By BillBingham2
Them that can't teach, teach teachers. Them that...

Them that can't teach, teach teachers. Them that can't teach teachers become guidance counselors.


B2 (;->
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By BillBingham2
Lower cost Flatbed Recomendations

We've uncovered a lot of old stuff (papers) that we want to digitize and I know just about any flatbed will do fine. BUT, I'm wondering about scanning MF/LF negatives, perhaps 35mm too.

Anything...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,671
Posted By BillBingham2
I grew up with a wide range of cameras, but my...

I grew up with a wide range of cameras, but my camera was a Nikkormat FTn. For me the S2 was like going back home, I loved it. I moved from Leica Ms to my S2 because the glass moved the right way. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By BillBingham2
From what I've read about the reaction it's about...

From what I've read about the reaction it's about what I would expect. Wish I had the need/cash to buy a new Leica product.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By BillBingham2
I never met an Ektar I didn't love...... B2...

I never met an Ektar I didn't love......

B2 (;->
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By BillBingham2
Might I suggest VMware Fusion/Workstation Pro...

Might I suggest VMware Fusion/Workstation Pro (neither costs that much) or VMBox (free) and create a virtual system. I don't have any old scanner to test with but the learning curves are not steep...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By BillBingham2
Build a jig out of thin plywood and mounting...

Build a jig out of thin plywood and mounting board. Use the plywood as the base. Cut and paste the mounting board L so that when you line up the film the cut parts are over the two edges. Might...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By BillBingham2
Very nice, very nice indeed. Sorry about your...

Very nice, very nice indeed.

Sorry about your L.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By BillBingham2
I have a couple of OM-1s I can offer up. B2...

I have a couple of OM-1s I can offer up.

B2 (;->
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By BillBingham2
There you go again B-9 and Bob, kicking up my GAS...

There you go again B-9 and Bob, kicking up my GAS for my favorite camera combo, Bessa L and a CV 25 Snap-Shot. I had just about forgotten about 35mm cameras, damn.

B2 (;->
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,102
Posted By BillBingham2
R.I.P. Roger. B2 (;-<

R.I.P. Roger.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,102
Posted By BillBingham2
Thoughts and prayers for Roger and Frances. Sad...

Thoughts and prayers for Roger and Frances. Sad news.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By BillBingham2
Still better than my iPhone! B2 (;->

Still better than my iPhone!

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By BillBingham2
Sadly it's more than just two directions. They...

Sadly it's more than just two directions. They have how they feel about what is the right thing to do. If your training and the bosses say shoot and you don't want to....

I haven't shot any sports...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By BillBingham2
In the first photo is that rust on something in...

In the first photo is that rust on something in the upper right inside the camera?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By BillBingham2
I remember being taken to a very nice brownstone...

I remember being taken to a very nice brownstone by a friend. She was invited to visit by another theater type friend who was the house boy there. Early 80's, three-story bamboo garden on entry. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By BillBingham2
Didn't DHK marry President Ford's daughter? ...

Didn't DHK marry President Ford's daughter?

Trying to get back on topic. Even when I had all the film I could consume and free processing I didn't take multiple frames of anything but groups and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,753
Posted By BillBingham2
Sad, but sometimes reality...

Sad, but sometimes reality bites.....:bang::bang::bang:

Image quality is more than just sharpness these days. I think with PS and a bit of time, many of the other aspects can get adjusted to taste....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,418
Posted By BillBingham2
Give it a try. While it may cost more to replace...

Give it a try. While it may cost more to replace what you've sold, it's always an option.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By BillBingham2
How about an M8.2? B2 (;->

How about an M8.2?

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,003
Posted By BillBingham2
Huss, wonderful new little friend. ...

Huss, wonderful new little friend.

Congratulations!

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,109
Posted By BillBingham2
Sounds like a future collector's item..... B2...

Sounds like a future collector's item.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting specs and price. I wonder if the...

Interesting specs and price. I wonder if the lens is a good as the pre-APC-S glass was.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By BillBingham2
Kodak pocket 60 or the disc.... I wish the...

Kodak pocket 60 or the disc....

I wish the folks across the pond would have brought us a Retina version....

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,626
Posted By BillBingham2
Bill, As always, thanks for sharing the article...

Bill,

As always, thanks for sharing the article and your thoughts. I have to agree it's a rather tasteless to publish with that tone. Perhaps they could have recreated the lab and run some tests,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By BillBingham2
Is it enough for the XT2 owners to upgrade? Is...

Is it enough for the XT2 owners to upgrade?

Is it enough for the XT1 owners who didn't jump to the XT2 to upgrade?

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 566
Red
Views: 134,919
Posted By BillBingham2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2538/med_U2538I1549998853.SEQ.3.jpg

iPhone 5 collection

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 566
Red
Views: 134,919
Posted By BillBingham2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2538/med_U2538I1549771981.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By BillBingham2
Check the site (I think it's still up) and reach...

Check the site (I think it's still up) and reach out to Tuulikki via email. I see advertising stuff here but not sure how she is doing. She is a wonderful person and if she can help I know she...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By BillBingham2
I look at this as an unintended consequence to...

I look at this as an unintended consequence to the changes in investments/markets over the past 40 years. As private owners of news sources sell their companies and they become publicly traded...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,233
Posted By BillBingham2
Laser dots on public figures sometime result in...

Laser dots on public figures sometime result in unexpected consequences.

Enough said.

B2 (;-O
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,288
Posted By BillBingham2
My wife has another names for me. Begins with...

My wife has another names for me. Begins with an A.........

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,866
Posted By BillBingham2
An AARP Card? B2 (;->

An AARP Card?

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,753
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm already feeling older than I ever had. For...

I'm already feeling older than I ever had.

For the first time in my life I've experienced it recently. I always thought it was horrible but being a white male I had never experienced it. Didn't...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-28-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By BillBingham2
Buy new and leave in NJ. Sell in LA when you are...

Buy new and leave in NJ.

Sell in LA when you are done.

I don't think those monitors are meant to be shipped do often.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By BillBingham2
You know I was just thinking about a wire frame...

You know I was just thinking about a wire frame finder (aka sports finder).

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By BillBingham2
Nikon S3 rangefinder is 1:1 with some classic...

Nikon S3 rangefinder is 1:1 with some classic great glass and new CV glass in S mount is on sale these days (Cameraquest site). IMHO a wonderful option, best option that loads just like a Nikon...
Forum: Travel 01-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,915
Posted By BillBingham2
I saw Sir Paul M there some years back, it is a...

I saw Sir Paul M there some years back, it is a wonderful place.

B2 (;->
Forum: Travel 01-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,915
Posted By BillBingham2
Chinatown is close to the loop, you can get there...

Chinatown is close to the loop, you can get there by public transportation. Brookfield Zoo is a track to the southwest, Morton is way west, and Botanical Gardens are north in Northbrook. All are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 17,959
Posted By BillBingham2
I started down the road but stopped because of...

I started down the road but stopped because of lack of threads for an AR-1. Not in love with the lever style for changing shutter speeds (prefer the FTn or just about all others). Kind of stupid,...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,915
Posted By BillBingham2
My avatar is from the bean on a cold winter day...

My avatar is from the bean on a cold winter day several years back.

Take a look here for good info on what to do too:

https://www.choosechicago.com

Chicago Cubs games are pretty easy to get to via...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,915
Posted By BillBingham2
Hey Paul, What time of year are you planing to...

Hey Paul,

What time of year are you planing to visit? There are LOTS of summer festivals to try out. Art, food, music, depending upon how you schedule you might be able to hit the end of one and...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,915
Posted By BillBingham2
da Bean is a must. Depends upon what you like. ...

da Bean is a must. Depends upon what you like. 2nd City and other comedy clubs, blues clubs, Sky deck of the Big Willy (Willis Tower, aka Sears Tower). My son went back (we used to live in a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By BillBingham2
I had a pain switching between Nikon SLRs and...

I had a pain switching between Nikon SLRs and Leica RFs, concentrated too much which camera I was grabbing. I solved it by switching to Nikon RFs (couldn't afford switching to Leicaflexs and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By BillBingham2
Which has the better viewfinder (XE-2 vs...

Which has the better viewfinder (XE-2 vs X-T10)?

Just a heads up, make sure the internal battery (keeps the date/time clock moving) is working before the return window closes on you.

B2 (:->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By BillBingham2
Buy it, keep it in the box, give it to your...

Buy it, keep it in the box, give it to your grandchild 25 years from now.

Meh

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,428
Posted By BillBingham2
I used to say the same thing about the Nikon EM. ...

I used to say the same thing about the Nikon EM. The issue is more connectivity to new technology.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By BillBingham2
Respect B2 (;->

Respect

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By BillBingham2
Yes. 35 years ago AI technology is in today's...

Yes.

35 years ago AI technology is in today's word processor.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By BillBingham2
It makes me wonder what the next trend in...

It makes me wonder what the next trend in buildings will be that will bulldoze the glass towers?

Here in Des Moines a lot of the new glass building are not even close to featureless. We have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm trying to get over that exact thing. I want...

I'm trying to get over that exact thing. I want good glass, wide angles without distortion, dang I've been spoiled (thanks Pres. K). I see many companies making adjustments in their cameras for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 11,595
Posted By BillBingham2
Haven't but I see several different manufacturer...

Haven't but I see several different manufacturer offering different color temperature "bulbs" even some with some level of adjustability via a smart phone.

As LEDs have evolved a LOT over the past...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,733
Posted By BillBingham2
+1 on the ruthless editing. Family stuff is...

+1 on the ruthless editing.

Family stuff is different. I'm not sure when it happened, hundreds of pictures that I would love to share with my kids are gone. My gut tells me they were trashed by my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,733
Posted By BillBingham2
While I have a bit in iCloud, mostly I've moved...

While I have a bit in iCloud, mostly I've moved from CD-R to DVD-RW to IDE drive to SCSI drive to USB drive to USB 3 drive, transferring stuff as the technology changes.

Unlimited, forever, I used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,568
Posted By BillBingham2
Here's an example of where it's something unique...

Here's an example of where it's something unique that really adds value for some folks. This is the kind of thing I'd buy without reservation.

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillBingham2
I can't give you a larger sampling than just my...

I can't give you a larger sampling than just my immediate family. I got my son's hand-me-down iPhone 7 Plus (he paid full price when it came out and LIVED with it). He purchased a XS and loves the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,746
Posted By BillBingham2
If a plain prism F feels good in your hand you...

If a plain prism F feels good in your hand you have a few choices.

Nikon S3, SP, or S4.

They feel the same, load the same, all the stuff on the lenses turn the same way, accept an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By BillBingham2
Kodak and Leica made a couple different ones that...

Kodak and Leica made a couple different ones that were very cool. I think Nikon had one too.

You need to troll sites that don't know what they are selling all the time (e.g. ShopGoodWill.com) to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,779
Posted By BillBingham2
Do you need to focus vs just compose through the...

Do you need to focus vs just compose through the finder?

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,339
Posted By BillBingham2
I’ve just inherited my oldest son’s 7 Plus and am...

I’ve just inherited my oldest son’s 7 Plus and am trying to get used to carrying it. I was using an iPhone 5 along with my Ricoh GR III until it stuck open one day. I’ve got a Pixtar Pro on order...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
Made a sound investment....... at least...

Made a sound investment.......

at least IMHO.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
You should add say a ZX-1 vs say a XE-3, Leica CL...

You should add say a ZX-1 vs say a XE-3, Leica CL perhaps, or X70.....

I know, dragging us back off topic.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
Haven't touched one yet..... I'd like to see...

Haven't touched one yet.....

I'd like to see that work trickle down into a XE-3 size and priced camera. Not being a professional that would get me to jump in and purchase a new camera. The quality...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
On a good day I'd add Ricoh to the group. B2...

On a good day I'd add Ricoh to the group.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm still waiting for the NBS to provide some...

I'm still waiting for the NBS to provide some guidance for Fast, User Friendly, and Pretty.

My guess is it's work that was dropped due to sequestration and other budget cuts....

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By BillBingham2
And so you by bigger & faster drives and cpu and...

And so you by bigger & faster drives and cpu and a bigger pipe to/from the internet.......then the next wave of MP sensors get fired over the transom and you upgrade.......Marketing and capitalism...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
It would be fun to see the results on both the...

It would be fun to see the results on both the Nikon and his Leica 24mp body......

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
My un-educated guess is that the higher pixel...

My un-educated guess is that the higher pixel count in the same physical space would yield that sort of result. Perhaps when get get to 125mp in a 35mm FF sensor a lot of old glass might be very...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
Way cool Sir. This Mirrorless movement has a LOT...

Way cool Sir.

This Mirrorless movement has a LOT of opportunities to open up worlds of glass we never had an chance to try before.

Thanks for sharing.

B2 (;->
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,625
Posted By BillBingham2
My favorite was the Ricoh GR. Just barely larger...

My favorite was the Ricoh GR. Just barely larger than a roll of 35mm, great lens, fast handling, I miss her. Sadly not made to survive a drop onto maple flooring from six feet up (top of a TV in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By BillBingham2
When I had a 21/35/90 kit for my M I wanted more...

When I had a 21/35/90 kit for my M I wanted more space between lenses. I was thinking about the 23/2 as the anchor lens and then move from there. While the 50 will have to be OK, I was hoping to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By BillBingham2
I'd love to see a 75/2 along the lines of...

I'd love to see a 75/2 along the lines of speed/size/cost/WR of the other glass they've brought out.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By BillBingham2
Digital Texas Leica...... Not my style. B2...

Digital Texas Leica......

Not my style.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,853
Posted By BillBingham2
For Nikon it's the start of the next great line...

For Nikon it's the start of the next great line of camera and lenses.

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By BillBingham2
Later FTns with a plastic tip on the wind lever...

Later FTns with a plastic tip on the wind lever (ala F2 vs original F) had a K screen. The FT2 and FT3 had K screens standard.

I learned on a micro prism screen, but I love the P screen, but that's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By BillBingham2
Yes, the FM10. I looked at the OM2000, same...

Yes, the FM10. I looked at the OM2000, same guts, different mount.

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By BillBingham2
For a 6 year old I'd start with a EM with a...

For a 6 year old I'd start with a EM with a 50/1.8 and the bottom of a Never-Ready case. FM100 with the same sort of case bottom (build to a slightly lower standard than the EM, think Bessa with a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By BillBingham2
Older Nikons didn't need it as they used Whale...

Older Nikons didn't need it as they used Whale Oil!!!

Not sure that's true, but it sounds good.

B2 (;-?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By BillBingham2
How much of a bump do you expect sealing to have?...

How much of a bump do you expect sealing to have?

They know how to do it. No optical viewfinder to deal with.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By BillBingham2
XE-4 weather sealed would be, well WAY...

XE-4 weather sealed would be, well WAY COOL.

Especially with all the WR primes out there.

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 11-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4,598
Posted By BillBingham2
Sign me up. B2 (;->>>>>

Sign me up.

B2 (;->>>>>
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillBingham2
The search for the all mighty easy dollar. B2...

The search for the all mighty easy dollar.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By BillBingham2
Anyone using a Smart Phone Case with a Shutter Release?

OK, so the iPhone 5 that has served me well has been replaced with a hand-me-down from my Son. I have is iPhone 7 Plus and am thinking about getting something...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By BillBingham2
Memory is something where as long as it's...

Memory is something where as long as it's upgrade-able go with a little bit more that what you need or exactly. When you say it's running slow look at the new prices of RAM (it's a commodity and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,855
Posted By BillBingham2
Try the Head Bartender (Stephen) to see if his...

Try the Head Bartender (Stephen) to see if his guy can or if he knows a guy.

Congrats on the WONDERFUL camera. What a rocking piece of engineering.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By BillBingham2
Not be as talented as I would look to a 4x5...

Not be as talented as I would look to a 4x5 camera and do studies of light and drifts and such during that sort of winter. LF seems to have such a beautiful way of showing subtle differences in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By BillBingham2
For the few months I lived out on Long Island...

For the few months I lived out on Long Island (North Lindenhurst) I joined and attended a "Camera Club". Got some short term friendships out of it. They had a contest around a topic each month. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By BillBingham2
Good point, it really doesn't matter, just need...

Good point, it really doesn't matter, just need to look around and see what your eye is drawn to.

Too many 18% gray sky days of old, here in Central Iowa those sort of days are the exception.

B2...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By BillBingham2
Growing up in a place that had 18% gray skies...

Growing up in a place that had 18% gray skies over 50% of the year, I've come to the realization that it's lighting.

I'd pick a day with some (more is better) sun shine and start walking. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,266
Posted By BillBingham2
I think it's cute, if I had the cash I'd do...

I think it's cute, if I had the cash I'd do it.

Looks like it would be fun to build hacks for.

I don't get the same feeling as the Yashica folks, but need to dig deeper when I'm on my home...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,073
Posted By BillBingham2
I'd start by buying all the stuff folks on RFF...

I'd start by buying all the stuff folks on RFF have been trying to sell and hasn't and give it a way to younger folks on RFF.

Pay off student loans from Graduate School.

Spend a lot on getting my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By BillBingham2
Good points. No LCD to managed or power should...

Good points. No LCD to managed or power should make it a lot simpler. A lot depends on their approach to sending pictures to the device. I'm not sure if there is a low power heart-beat to just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,356
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps they found a source for the M8.2 sensor,...

Perhaps they found a source for the M8.2 sensor, CV rangefinder/shutter/guts and are putting it together some place with good food.......

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,658
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps a CV range finder, APSC sensor (CMOS!!),...

Perhaps a CV range finder, APSC sensor (CMOS!!), M-Mount, no image viewing on the camera, or an expensive EVF, sounds like a very nice option.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillBingham2
If got a very nice 4x5 developing tank via there....

If got a very nice 4x5 developing tank via there. Looking forward to having time to make use of it.

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-21-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,100
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps a trigger winder might be an...

Perhaps a trigger winder might be an option.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By BillBingham2
No doubt the number of iterations it takes to get...

No doubt the number of iterations it takes to get a product right is usually high. But once you have it and share it others can build off what you have. That's where the magic happens.

With Open...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By BillBingham2
While I haven't stood up and started talked about...

While I haven't stood up and started talked about starting an RFF-3D printer library of designs for stuff like enlarger negative carriers, flash reflectors, and grips. I wonder about lens hoods with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillBingham2
No, the pictures it takes have an IQ well under...

No, the pictures it takes have an IQ well under you can get from an iPod Touch 7th Gen refurbished for a few dollars more.

The look alike is about $3.00 of plastic and adapters that basically set...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillBingham2
Gotta agree. My wife and I got a $3K car tent...

Gotta agree. My wife and I got a $3K car tent that rocked for much less. Sadly her knees and hips started to get bad a few months ago and we had to sell it. We got all of our money back and some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,634
Posted By BillBingham2
Not worse that I expected/projected. What a...

Not worse that I expected/projected. What a $2.5M USD scam.

Sad but expected.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By BillBingham2
Factory Reset &/or Firmware Upgrade? Might have...

Factory Reset &/or Firmware Upgrade?

Might have scrambled different bits.

Can your EVF Focus peak? Test with a tape measure and pencil like you were adjusting a rangefinder......

Fingers...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By BillBingham2
Body is later production, FTn finder, I think it...

Body is later production, FTn finder, I think it prefers to be call "Maurice" because it speaks of the pompitous of love........

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By BillBingham2
Wow. B2 (;->

Wow.

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
I was thinking of a couple of Genesee beers to...

I was thinking of a couple of Genesee beers to wash down a gut bomb from Schaller's.....

But a martini would work too.

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
Only suspect that there were other folk equally...

Only suspect that there were other folk equally as touched as we were.

Now we know.....:o

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
About 15 years ago we were using them to keep...

About 15 years ago we were using them to keep bees away from kids for T-Ball/Baseball and Soccer/Football.

Seems that bees might not only be able to fly better than we can, but naturally avoid bad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,224
Posted By BillBingham2
I mixed it in basement (darkroom and slop sink...

I mixed it in basement (darkroom and slop sink near washing machine) for many years. If you wife says do it outside figure out a way to do it outside.

It's rather like chewing tar from a truck...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,498
Posted By BillBingham2
The only cameras I have regret buying were the...

The only cameras I have regret buying were the FSUs. Reliability was the issue and after spending twice what I paid for them to bring them up to speed I pulled the plug. Loved the cameras for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By BillBingham2
Better than a sharp stick in the...

Better than a sharp stick in the eye......

Warranty? Like new or As-Is? What's the price here or on KEH?

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By BillBingham2
I agree, start swapping them every two hours for...

I agree, start swapping them every two hours for say eight or twelve, then go to every four for 18 hours, then every eight hours for two days.

No easy way to tell when the rice is full, but this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By BillBingham2
Happy to share a few new words to describe the...

Happy to share a few new words to describe the feeling you might not have used recently.

Bag-O-Rice sounds like the best approach.

Very sorry to hear.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,734
Posted By BillBingham2
Or perhaps Henrys will offer a special RFF DEEP...

Or perhaps Henrys will offer a special RFF DEEP discount......

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,734
Posted By BillBingham2
For the bearder or worse? It'll come B2...

For the bearder or worse?





It'll come


B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,734
Posted By BillBingham2
Clean shaven through around 53ish. Tried it on...

Clean shaven through around 53ish.

Tried it on and off but it's stuck around this time for over a year. It hides my triple chins easier than exercising and dieting.

When I put my kippah on my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,734
Posted By BillBingham2
We would still love you even if you did! ...

We would still love you even if you did! :angel:

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillBingham2
Having sold all me M mount glass, I still love...

Having sold all me M mount glass, I still love the old stuff, but not sure how it will perform at the edges on a FF. I'd love to have the old Skopar Snap-Shot 25/4 on a body the way it focuses.

B2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting...... https://photorumors.com/2018/09...

Interesting......

https://photorumors.com/2018/09/28/additional-information-on-the-pixii-camera/

Seems someone was listening.

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting perspective. What about the...

Interesting perspective.

What about the opposite, make it smaller than Smart Phones with better controls for the intermediate user. Three cameras/lenses (25, 50, 105) laid out so that you can add...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By BillBingham2
My back hurts just reading this.......... B2...

My back hurts just reading this..........

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By BillBingham2
For me a 28 is way to close to a 35. But as you...

For me a 28 is way to close to a 35. But as you said, removing the Thumbs-Up is, well, a pain in the thumb. Frankly I think you have crossed the boundary one camera and should look into a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillBingham2
WOW! B2 (;->

WOW!

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,145
Posted By BillBingham2
Prime lenses that are reasonably priced for the...

Prime lenses that are reasonably priced for the advanced hobbyist that DO NOT need to have distortion correction in camera.

A converter that uses the Nikon AI tab to communicate the aperture to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-19-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
I think the cat is out of the bag as lots of CNC...

I think the cat is out of the bag as lots of CNC machines over in China and their enforcement of IP is, well, somewhat lax.

B2 (;->
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By BillBingham2
You might check under Perkin Elmer solid cats for...

You might check under Perkin Elmer solid cats for other sources for filters. That's who designed and originally sold them to the government.

There might be additional info on the filter sizes and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By BillBingham2
Not sure on current price where you are but the...

Not sure on current price where you are but the early Ricoh line of GRDs were fine cameras.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By BillBingham2
I think it shows that horses are smarter than...

I think it shows that horses are smarter than self-driving cars.....:eek:

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By BillBingham2
I think I have an idea for a special bubble level...

I think I have an idea for a special bubble level with the centered markers off center and call it's the Winogrrad Street Shooter Level (WSSL). Sounds like a fun KickStarter Project. I'll make one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By BillBingham2
Mine was not perfect either. Bugged the 5hit out...

Mine was not perfect either. Bugged the 5hit out of me, but no issues on the image.

Added it to the list of things that did seem important enough to fix though it made me think every time I mounted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,148
Posted By BillBingham2
That was my Father's kit at Kodakery for many...

That was my Father's kit at Kodakery for many year. The 35/1.4 is a rocking lens, way out of my price range back then. With the 35 he never needed to worry about heads becoming footballs or other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,148
Posted By BillBingham2
First off, keep shooting. Expensive if you're...

First off, keep shooting. Expensive if you're shooting film, but it's important.

Second, do you have a 35mm FOV External Finder? I think you need to see/visualize the framing. Look through it,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-02-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Have you thought of an external finder. I used a...

Have you thought of an external finder. I used a Metal 28 CV finder and loved it. Makes it too big for a pocket, but fun to use, very retro looking, even with a wrist strap.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
My read is this was marketing speak. Drink the...

My read is this was marketing speak. Drink the CoolAid and say what we tell you to. Good little engineer, happy we let you see the sun for a few days.....



They want you to by new Z glass or use...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
Wow, that speaks well of the quality of the EVF. ...

Wow, that speaks well of the quality of the EVF.

I'm hoping that Nikon will come out a FF at a price delta that the Nikkormat FTn was from the F2 Photomic some years back with the same EVF. While...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
It's not all humps, that one does nothing for me....

It's not all humps, that one does nothing for me. The sleak lines of a plain prison F2 or even the FTn so you could make the body smaller.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
Not you, it's me,didn't give you enough to...

Not you, it's me,didn't give you enough to background.

I'm thinking about old MF AI glass. I've experienced it when I had a XE-2 and a 85/1.8 old lens. Focusing wide open I could nail it but...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
In practice do you find focusing at f5.6 vs f1.8...

In practice do you find focusing at f5.6 vs f1.8 an issue?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,581
Posted By BillBingham2
How about DamnNewLeicasAreTooExpensiveForum (aka...

How about DamnNewLeicasAreTooExpensiveForum (aka DNLATEF).

Or IDoNotWantAnotherMorrgageOnMyHouseToAffordANewLeica (aka IDNWAMOMHTAANL)


B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,581
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm positive you were NOT flaming. To answer the...

I'm positive you were NOT flaming.

To answer the Original Question, H3LL YES RFF is relevant!

While it started out as a forum focused on Rangefinders it has grown organically to include many...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-30-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
Thanks for the update. Too bad they've abandoned...

Thanks for the update.

Too bad they've abandoned the old AI tab. There's a heck of a market out there they could tap into. Not on the Z-Twins but the next step down, folks who don't use them to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm hoping they come out with a mirrorless camera...

I'm hoping they come out with a mirrorless camera with a APS-C sensor, same viewfinder as the Z-Twins and similar controls as the Z but with a F lens mount and without the hump.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
Ken, thanks for the update. What approach did...

Ken, thanks for the update.

What approach did you use for the MF?

Also, was there an AI tab on the adapter for the Z?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-28-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm wondering if when Nikon cut back on employees...

I'm wondering if when Nikon cut back on employees if they didn't go too far into the design area.

They should know better than to not have a shutter release and perhaps a few programmable control...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,908
Posted By BillBingham2
+1 My father also was in WWII and his division...

+1

My father also was in WWII and his division was liberated one of the camps. My son has been called several derogatory names for a Jew at political rallies here in Iowa and walking home from...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,522
Posted By BillBingham2
The last generation Surface had a VERY high rate...

The last generation Surface had a VERY high rate of breakage over a short period of time with every company I've worked at of late. The $399 price is aggressive, but not sure how much memory (RAM)...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-21-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
What about APS cameras? I suspect Nikon will...

What about APS cameras?

I suspect Nikon will follow the FF with a smaller (read less pricey, Nikkormat-ish) version with an F mount (and AI prong please).

B2 (;->
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,472
Posted By BillBingham2
I'd recommend New Zealand. My In-Laws went there...

I'd recommend New Zealand. My In-Laws went there when they were around 65 and had the time of their lives. I'd add to the list Vietnam and China as close seconds. Previously they traveled all...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By BillBingham2
One approach you might try too is sitting in...

One approach you might try too is sitting in front of the TV a couple of nights and fire the shutter at every speed a few thousand times each night. While not as good a cleaning, it's simple enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By BillBingham2
The Rapidwinder was my favorite accessory for my...

The Rapidwinder was my favorite accessory for my M4-P when I had her. Followed closely buy my AR-9. I grew up on an AR-1, so my finger is a bit Bass Ackwards.

B2 (;->
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-16-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 11,923
Posted By BillBingham2
Oleg, Great to hear things are better. It...

Oleg,

Great to hear things are better. It sounded pretty bleak a while ago. We need folks like you out there.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By BillBingham2
Nikon build a few Fs and F2s with that sort of...

Nikon build a few Fs and F2s with that sort of magic some years back.

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 1,993
Posted By BillBingham2
A minute thirty that I will never get...

A minute thirty that I will never get back.

Smartphone cameras have changed the world. At the same time the internet has provided a medium where many of us no longer need to print and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-14-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,143
Posted By BillBingham2
Fast Primes = Cash Flow!

Fast Primes = Cash Flow!
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-14-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By BillBingham2
How is the EVF between the XE-2 and the XE-3? ...

How is the EVF between the XE-2 and the XE-3? Improvements or about the same?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,542
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps that's because they were purchased by...

Perhaps that's because they were purchased by Amazon a few years back.....:eek:

Back to the original question.....

Do we need it, perhaps not, do folks want it, yeah (thank you marketers).

Does...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By BillBingham2
I've sadly sold all my CV glass. While many were...

I've sadly sold all my CV glass. While many were wonderful, I miss the 25/4 Snap-Shot most of all.

I wish CV would look at making smaller form-factor glass for Mirrorless. Boutique expensive...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,008
Posted By BillBingham2
What we need is a working 3D printed design put...

What we need is a working 3D printed design put into the public domain.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,223
Posted By BillBingham2
Let me take a swing at the answer. Think of the...

Let me take a swing at the answer.

Think of the software, the application, which version, any plug-in, what operating system you are using as one of the chemicals you might use to develop your film....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By BillBingham2
People don't, their cameras do. Just my...

People don't, their cameras do.

Just my experience.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-25-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By BillBingham2
Nice comparison, getting me interested. Still...

Nice comparison, getting me interested.

Still miss a cold shoe, but if it's a real issue I can hack it.

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By BillBingham2
Having spent some time working as a Records...

Having spent some time working as a Records Manager I wondering about having something that my great-grand-children will be able to see. I'm less worried about perfect color rendition than I am...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By BillBingham2
My GRD III died a similar death. Need to find a...

My GRD III died a similar death.

Need to find a half a day to play.......I have the inspection light and magnifier, need to clean off the desk.

A thousand thank you for the update. I had given up...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-22-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By BillBingham2
Any sign of the manual yet? I'd like to learn...

Any sign of the manual yet? I'd like to learn more.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting, FF on the Sony vs APs on the Fuji. ...

Interesting, FF on the Sony vs APs on the Fuji. Very different layout/feel. Aggressive price on the Fuji, wonder why.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-18-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By BillBingham2
Where's my hot shoe for my brightline finder for...

Where's my hot shoe for my brightline finder for bright days?

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Helen, you, the Queen of Normal .........Lenses...

Helen, you, the Queen of Normal .........Lenses that is :eek:

I'm not surprised, they are that much fun.

Hope all.

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Might also be a Sony RX100 Mark something or...

Might also be a Sony RX100 Mark something or other.....

But in general, could not agree with you more. Keep it simple, small, weatherproof it and fix the dust issue (odds are at the same time). ...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps that's my problem, Instagram sized...

Perhaps that's my problem, Instagram sized expectations.

I'm not suggesting that if I went out specifically to take pictures that a good cellphone would be my first choice. I look at this style...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 16,988
Posted By BillBingham2
Weather seal and dust are the only two negatives...

Weather seal and dust are the only two negatives I can think of that make me lean towards the X-70. Frankly the iPhone 7 with the right software is looking just as good right now. Bit bigger in one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillBingham2
If I had to pick only one it would be 25 (35mmFF...

If I had to pick only one it would be 25 (35mmFF EVF).

Perhaps it's a good day and I could add another it would be a moderate telephoto, depending upon the camera it would be either an 85 or a 105. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,108
Posted By BillBingham2
I had both the T and the L. Like the T, though...

I had both the T and the L.

Like the T, though I would shoot more close in shots with fast moderate telephotos. It worked with everything I mounted very well, just didn't happen as often as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,509
Posted By BillBingham2
But they teased us, all dolled up in low cost...

But they teased us, all dolled up in low cost wages, non-existent worker safety rules, no unions, government health care, how could any executive with his (or her) sole responsibility to improving...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,509
Posted By BillBingham2
Those brothers learned everything they know about...

Those brothers learned everything they know about making money from the Hunt Brothers doing a number on silver back in the late 70s......

B2 (;-<
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,509
Posted By BillBingham2
Those that survive will be. Forever is a...

Those that survive will be.

Forever is a relative term. While many will feel many little cuts or pokes, many will have their lives ripped apart. Farmers who are seeing the price of their corn...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,509
Posted By BillBingham2
So to all you folks living in the...

So to all you folks living in the States......

Where do you draw the line?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,145
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting perspective, my father was a...

Interesting perspective, my father was a photographer for Kodak for most of his life. For him, the fun was out of photography. He enjoyed it when we both went out to cover a softball game or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,145
Posted By BillBingham2
An impressive amount of tilts and swings for such...

An impressive amount of tilts and swings for such a primitive camera.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 27,042
Posted By BillBingham2
Back in the '70's with Tri-X if you went too fast...

Back in the '70's with Tri-X if you went too fast (too hot) you could cause changes in the look of the grain. I seem to remember something about being able to tweak contrast a bit too, but can't...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By BillBingham2
The question I have is how much longer will...

The question I have is how much longer will anyone have parts/knowledge to fix them.

Say as a comparison to a Leica M8 family?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 778
Posted By BillBingham2
+1 for the Nikonos III. Pretty much any Nikonos...

+1 for the Nikonos III. Pretty much any Nikonos that is working above water would be fine.

Decades ago I got my second lens, a Nikkor 24/2.8, spent my birthday money saved up for a couple of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 964
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm torn between super-glue (nail polish remove...

I'm torn between super-glue (nail polish remove removes that too) vs hot-glue.

At first I didn't like the hot glue, but that might be best. Get plastic film cans if you still can.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By BillBingham2
Find a donor. Stephen's guy(s) used to repair...

Find a donor.

Stephen's guy(s) used to repair FTn finders I think. If you could find a donor cell they might be able to do something. It's a real different beasty the CL with a cell that moves...
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