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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2012
Replies: 973
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By ray_g
Recommend AI conversion

I have a pre-AI Nikkor 35/1.4 that I'd like to have AI'd. Can anyone recommend a reputable place to send it to? Thanks.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2012
Replies: 416
Views: 61,400
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By ray_g
Depends what you need them for. For pro work,...

Depends what you need them for.

For pro work, then the DSLR.

The Lux will be a little longish and will probably be more of a portrait or short telephoto. In my use, that will be less than a 20%...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,319
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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 1,551
Views: 240,638
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,292
Posted By ray_g
Here's a good thread I remember, except many of...

Here's a good thread I remember, except many of Merciful's pics are no longer visible.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4441

I did get some pretty interesting results with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 179,998
Posted By ray_g
I don't know that this is necessarily true. They...

I don't know that this is necessarily true. They are on the large size as most use them with zooms. Pro DSLR's are larger, for one thing, because most pros use heavier fast zooms.

As has been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,885
Posted By ray_g
Thanks for posting this. There really have not...

Thanks for posting this. There really have not been a lot of good reviews and sample images re the D600. Have you had the chance to try some legacy MF Nikkors on it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,360
Posted By ray_g
What's wrong with ramen? Seriously, I have had...

What's wrong with ramen?

Seriously, I have had an M6 like you mentioned, later replaced by a black paint MP. That is gone too, sold when MP prices became ridiculous. I kept my old M2. Sometimes,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 8,177
Posted By ray_g
If you were metering correctly, could it be that...

If you were metering correctly, could it be that your N3's shutter speed may be off? (photo 1)

As has been said, the DR gives low contrast compared to modern lenses, and is prone to flare (photo 2)....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2012
Replies: 12,112
Views: 4,451,609
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,921
Posted By ray_g
I wouldn't worry too much about it then. The...

I wouldn't worry too much about it then. The important thing is that you enjoy and use it. I agree with the poster who mentioned a more rapid rate of depreciation (albeit less in actual amount)...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,921
Posted By ray_g
And that website also regards the 28-200mm zoom...

And that website also regards the 28-200mm zoom as the best thing since sliced bread...

Will your brand new M9 lose half it's value in a year? Unfortunately, this is most likely true. Not because...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2012
Replies: 495
Views: 93,448
Posted By ray_g
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True story: Taken in Tunisia, I really wanted a photo of the young woman in the background, but this woman, probably her mother,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2012
Replies: 389
Views: 44,528
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 8,515
Posted By ray_g
In a way, this makes sense. They certainly can't...

In a way, this makes sense. They certainly can't beat amazon/adorama/B&H camera pricing mainly because of the $$$ in sales tax. I would think that the people who would buy cameras from a brick and...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-26-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,200
Posted By ray_g
Olympus C5050 zoom from late 02 early 03. ...

Olympus C5050 zoom from late 02 early 03. Magnesium body and tilt LCD like the current OM-D, fast 1.8 zuiko lens, sharp Olympus macro, sees regular use with my light box for classifieds and eBay...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By ray_g
There was actually a post by Mike that came after...

There was actually a post by Mike that came after i started this thread that the book is still available, so I really do not understand your comment.



Yeah, the book looks good and I look forward...
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,628
Posted By ray_g
And I thought cameras were an expensive...

And I thought cameras were an expensive...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By ray_g
Edward Weston group buy on TOP

Saw this yesterday and it looks like a good deal. There is a hole in my book collection for Weston, and I am thinking of picking one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2012
Replies: 686
Views: 66,491
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 9,689
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-21-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 15,133
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-20-2012
Replies: 12,112
Views: 4,451,609
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2012
Replies: 12,112
Views: 4,451,609
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2012
Replies: 192
Views: 30,732
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-09-2012
Replies: 1,736
Views: 440,753
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By ray_g
Did the reset, reformatted the card, etc. Still...

Did the reset, reformatted the card, etc. Still doing it. Bummer.
Only thing I have not done is update from v1.21 to 1.3 (which is mainly for the 28mm accessory), because I might not be able to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By ray_g
X100 Startup Problem

Got an X100 last week and I am really liking it.. However, since I got it there have been intermittent problems when I turn it on, especially after it has been off for a time. The OVF frame lines...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,288
Posted By ray_g
Assuming IQ will be better, or at least the same,...

Assuming IQ will be better, or at least the same, with the new sensor, I can't see why someone willing to buy an M9 a few years back would not get the M10, with all the added flexibility it offers,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2011
Replies: 466
Views: 80,326
Posted By ray_g
Nice! Love concert...

Nice!

Love concert shots.

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G8 Concert, Prague - a shot from the stage, behind curtain (I was the official photog)
M6, 35 asph, Delta...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2011
Replies: 466
Views: 80,326
Posted By ray_g
Just got back. Dude, I posted a meetup thread on...

Just got back. Dude, I posted a meetup thread on the Travel forum last week -- didn't know you are in Paris now, Gabriel, we should have met up!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2011
Replies: 207
Views: 21,555
Posted By ray_g
Done this quite a few times. Two M bodies, not...

Done this quite a few times.

Two M bodies, not only for backup, but I typically have one metered body (M6 or MP) loaded with pushed Tri-X (just because it is a PIA to shoot in very low light...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2011
Replies: 466
Views: 80,326
Posted By ray_g
Thanks. Too bad they no longer light up the...

Thanks. Too bad they no longer light up the pyramids, but the moon made up for it!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2011
Replies: 466
Views: 80,326
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Low Light

RD1, 35/2 ASPH, iso 1600, 1/15 (?) @ f/2
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,724
Posted By ray_g
Zuikos are little jewels. Over the years, I sold...

Zuikos are little jewels. Over the years, I sold my 21/2 and 85/2 on RFF (to Roland, IIRC?) but still have the 28/2, 35/2, 50/2 and 100/2 as well as a couple of bodies. Great thread... I think I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2011
Replies: 976
Views: 190,503
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2011
Replies: 545
Views: 96,506
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2011
Replies: 540
Views: 49,800
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 7,549
Posted By ray_g
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Venice
Konica Hexar AF, XP2
Forum: Travel 07-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ray_g
Heya, Frank. How've you been? Just have one...

Heya, Frank. How've you been?

Just have one setup with me - the RD1 + 35mm ASPH cron.

Maybe I can ask Joe what bag to take it in? ;)
Forum: Travel 07-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ray_g
Paris Next Week!

Hey, guys. I will be in Paris on Monday July 11 to Sat July 16. Would love to meet up and go shooting!

Am in Switzerland right now - I will just have internet access till before leaving for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2011
Replies: 1,195
Views: 168,743
Posted By ray_g
An old favorite of...

An old favorite of mine
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2011
Replies: 382
Views: 47,381
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By ray_g
Disney

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: "Where in the World...?"

Alright, guys. How about a new game. Where in the world was this photo taken. Guess correctly and post your shot.

Let's start with an easy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2009
Replies: 506
Views: 49,796
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 15,082
Posted By ray_g
I'd say...

I'd say this:
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And maybe this:
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But this is my personal...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By ray_g
Thanks. I haven't gotten around to the other...

Thanks. I haven't gotten around to the other pics yet, but will do.
Forum: Travel 10-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By ray_g
Bullfight

Well, there's no better medicine for a long shooting funk than traveling to a new place, IME. Just got back last night from a trip to Spain and Portugal with my wife, and spent some time today...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2008
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
Wow, this thread is still alive. ...

Wow, this thread is still alive.

Discrepancy
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Show me TAIL
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 5,225
Posted By ray_g
Was playing with my Olympus C5050...

Was playing with my Olympus C5050 yesterday.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 5,225
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Winter

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 4,139
Posted By ray_g
Low light, big and bright VF, digital.... sounds...

Low light, big and bright VF, digital.... sounds like you should use the money towards an RD1, Joe. That way, you can use the lenses you already have, and not change your shooting style.

If you...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-06-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 13,088
Posted By ray_g
I'd also check TimeZone's (http://timezone.com/)...

I'd also check TimeZone's (http://timezone.com/) Sales Corner
Forum: RFF Polls 12-05-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 13,088
Posted By ray_g
I have a G-Shock that is my "beater" watch. Plus...

I have a G-Shock that is my "beater" watch. Plus I use the chrono to time my film processing. But I don't use it everyday.

I prefer automatic watches - I have a '66 Constellation, a Seiko 6309...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,116
Posted By ray_g
You are right, Pherdinand. But that pretty much...

You are right, Pherdinand. But that pretty much is true for shooting photos of passersby. In most other scenarios like events, parades, markets, children playing, etc... instances when you would be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
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Show me one of the deadly sins.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,866
Posted By ray_g
Looks like you nailed the focus nicely. That is...

Looks like you nailed the focus nicely. That is often a problem with the very narrow DOF when this lens is wide open. Which RF body did you pair it with?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
Hmmm... had to be Gabriel's fault! Ok... bikinis...

Hmmm... had to be Gabriel's fault!
Ok... bikinis - inspiring, frownable or otherwise?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
Wrong finger. ;) "Frownable upon" -- how about...

Wrong finger. ;)

"Frownable upon" -- how about tripping passers-by?

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Show us INSPIRING
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Prayer

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
When I ask about buying another camera, my wife...

When I ask about buying another camera, my wife just shows me one fingertip. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 362
Views: 118,269
Posted By ray_g
I was actually looking for a 35mm pre-ASPH, but...

I was actually looking for a 35mm pre-ASPH, but found the newer ASPH for even less. No brainer for me at that time.

jja, the lens looks no different, just with a tab. It just so happened I just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 362
Views: 118,269
Posted By ray_g
I only have one, the 35 ASPH Summicron, which I...

I only have one, the 35 ASPH Summicron, which I got before the Biogon came out. For me, the ergonomics are perfect, as the pre-asph was too fiddly for my paws. I love the tab (I also use a tabbed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,232
Posted By ray_g
Another yes and no answer. IMO, one has to know...

Another yes and no answer. IMO, one has to know the subject really well to capture that "inner look" - either through an intimate acquaintance, or by the photographer immersing himself in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ray_g
I have used the apx 100 and pan-f equivalents and...

I have used the apx 100 and pan-f equivalents and they were pretty much the same as the branded films.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ray_g
Here you go, Francisco: Arista.edu =...

Here you go, Francisco:

Arista.edu = Forte
Arista.edu Ultra = Foma
Arista Pro = Ilford
Arista II = Agfa
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By ray_g
Thanks for the comment, wray...

Thanks for the comment, wray :)

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By ray_g
Great shots. Keep 'em...

Great shots. Keep 'em coming!

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,310
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Other People's Children

I love taking photos of children. It is too bad that in certain societies today, fear keeps us from photographing these most honest of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2007
Replies: 546
Views: 68,237
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
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Show me RAIN
Forum: Off Topic 10-30-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 4,998
Posted By ray_g
...when you are always guesstimating how far...

...when you are always guesstimating how far things are.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By ray_g
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By ray_g
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Leica M6, Hexanon 90/2.8, Velvia
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By ray_g
http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.5&disp=emb&vi...

http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.5&disp=emb&view=att&th=115dcfbc5c3515e7

My brother just sent me this photo, of the fire coming down the mountainside toward their home in San Diego. They had to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
Show me...

Show me evil

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/263388440_f22893755c_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
Annoying, especially when you are waiting for...

Annoying, especially when you are waiting for someone to take your order.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/97/261969144_9e20caa8f0_o.jpg

Show me BLOODY
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,116
Posted By ray_g
Second the Rodinal. Here's a past thread...

Second the Rodinal. Here's a past thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37500) with sample photos.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,529
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/262699885_17347f...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/262699885_17347f7c4c_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,529
Posted By ray_g
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/1593226148_a45...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/1593226148_a45a2135ca_o.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-17-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 4,907
Posted By ray_g
Great shots, Sanders. Thanks for sharing them. ...

Great shots, Sanders. Thanks for sharing them. I love the tones on the leather. I'd appreciate some details on your processing with Rodinal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By ray_g
Trevor, for sample photos of different lenses, I...

Trevor, for sample photos of different lenses, I would recommend checking the Leica M mount group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/m-mount/) on flickr, set up by Honus, Magus and Alkis.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,529
Posted By ray_g
the first one is awesome,...

the first one is awesome, Gabriel.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/1593156180_c03ecfda87_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By ray_g
Trevor, this CQ page...

Trevor, this CQ page (http://cameraquest.com/mlenses.htm) is very helpful. Scroll down about 2/3 of the page for the 50/2 versions. Really, they are all excellent and you would not go wrong with a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2007
Replies: 340
Views: 35,538
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/453304646_792c7...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/453304646_792c74a761_o.jpg

MP, 35/2 asph, HC110
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2007
Replies: 128
Poll: OT - Hats?
Views: 6,973
Posted By ray_g
I you haven't already, check out Delmonico's...

I you haven't already, check out Delmonico's (http://www.delmonicohatter.com/) in New haven. It's a nice old-fashioned hat shop.

When I got a hat there last year, it was a really nice experience,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2007
Replies: 456
Views: 62,925
Posted By ray_g
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1574172450_afd...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/1574172450_afdc09c07f_o.jpg

Rock Church, Helsinki
RD1, 28mm Ultron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,529
Posted By ray_g
The Little...

The Little Mermaid

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/1562688356_4e7d051c17_o.jpg

RD1, 50mm PreAsph Summilux
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Industrial

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/1557083761_ae8b07b6f0_o.jpg
RD1, 28mm Ultron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,056
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/262213844_174c6...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/262213844_174c672cd2_o.jpg

Show me healing
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 12,809
Posted By ray_g
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2223/1535573534_e4edc9099b_o.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-22-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,716
Posted By ray_g
So... now you are saying Bud is old? ;) I agree....

So... now you are saying Bud is old? ;)

I agree. Great shot, Bud.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 4,844
Posted By ray_g
I am not sure about recent prices, but a few...

I am not sure about recent prices, but a few months ago, there were examples here selling for 1200-1500. Great lens. If you don't mind losing the close(r) focusing and using a screw-on hood, you'd...
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By ray_g
I Can't Wait...

Lots of trouble at work these past 2-3months, I have been too pre-occupied to even have held a camera. I haven't been around here much either. I can't wait for my upcoming vacation in 3 weeks, the...
Forum: Off Topic 07-16-2007
Replies: 143
Views: 7,622
Posted By ray_g
My love affair with fountain pens was recently...

My love affair with fountain pens was recently rekindled when, ironically, I recently got a letter from one of the hospital VP's that my notes and operative reports were illegible! :( There's...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-14-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,564
Posted By ray_g
Good idea. I have always wanted to read that,...

Good idea. I have always wanted to read that, too.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-13-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,717
Posted By ray_g
Good idea. Count me in.

Good idea. Count me in.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By ray_g
I don't think Youxin works on anything newer than...

I don't think Youxin works on anything newer than the M4/M4-2/M4P.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,787
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/111/266531919_33ec9...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/111/266531919_33ec9cb551_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By ray_g
Yes, it is covered with black tape. And the lens...

Yes, it is covered with black tape. And the lens is a pre-asph 35 summicron.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,094
Posted By ray_g
Sweet deal, Frank. I had some luck last weekend...

Sweet deal, Frank. I had some luck last weekend (it was raining today):

"Redheads" Joel Meyerowitz, 1st edition hardbound, 50 cents. :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By ray_g
I have seen bedouin in the desert wearing black,...

I have seen bedouin in the desert wearing black, for what it's worth.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-05-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 6,545
Posted By ray_g
Here's a color shot with the 61L/D on the...

Here's a color shot with the 61L/D on the RD-1.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/464565112_e917107ecd_b.jpg
Nice and sharp.
And still for sale. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,928
Posted By ray_g
I try to memorize the 6ft and 10ft positions of...

I try to memorize the 6ft and 10ft positions of the tab my 35mm lens, and go from there.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-04-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 4,697
Posted By ray_g
I think it won't be much longer before full frame...

I think it won't be much longer before full frame sensors become more readily available to manufacturers. It seems Sony may be coming out with a full-frame flagship dslr, probably based on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,854
Posted By ray_g
That's a beauty! :)

That's a beauty! :)
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,869
Posted By ray_g
We're an Infinity family. My wife drives the...

We're an Infinity family. My wife drives the FX35, and I have the M35x. I had a nice little Miata roadster years ago - the only car i ever regret selling.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,854
Posted By ray_g
Summar, Summitar, collapsible Summicron, and for...

Summar, Summitar, collapsible Summicron, and for me, even the Rigid. In terms of "vintage" I like the Summar the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,446
Posted By ray_g
Ron, right-click on the photo you want to link,...

Ron, right-click on the photo you want to link, and select "copy link location."

Then on the thread's reply screen, click on the Insert Image tab (the yellow icon that looks like a postcard) and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,446
Posted By ray_g
Thanks, guys. No, I have never seen that,...

Thanks, guys.

No, I have never seen that, Roland. Glad you pointed it out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,446
Posted By ray_g
Don't know about best, but this is my...

Don't know about best, but this is my favorite.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/91/237407788_38d3c76339_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/365019329_de37a...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/365019329_de37a7ff45_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By ray_g
Thanks. It reminds me of Fantastic Voyage.

Thanks. It reminds me of Fantastic Voyage.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By ray_g
From what you told us, this seems to be a special...

From what you told us, this seems to be a special event, not likely to happen again. That being said, I would personally shoot b/w film and push process (or use diafine?) if I were developing the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,765
Posted By ray_g
It was an M6. In a previous thread someone...

It was an M6. In a previous thread someone cropped a still from the movie and the red dot in the middle of the lens release could be seen.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By ray_g
I was blown away when I uploaded my 9 year old...

I was blown away when I uploaded my 9 year old daughter's files from last week. Here are a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By ray_g
W/NW: Your Picture of the Week

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/515270001_7a5fa423be_o.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,998
Posted By ray_g
Tom's softies and mini softies are great, but I...

Tom's softies and mini softies are great, but I still have a handful from the RFF bulk purchase last year, so I think I will pass.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By ray_g
Carabiners are very useful. I use one to secure ...

Carabiners are very useful. I use one to secure my camera bag strap to my chair or table when I sit down for coffee or to eat. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-26-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,823
Posted By ray_g
Well, it is week 20 and I am happy to say the RFF...

Well, it is week 20 and I am happy to say the RFF PAW group on Flickr is going strong! :)

Flickr appears to have an improved version of its slideshow feature. I just went through the group's PAW...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By ray_g
Don, that $250 M2 in 1968 would be about $1500 in...

Don, that $250 M2 in 1968 would be about $1500 in 2006, using the inflation calculator. That would approximate the M6's price in 2006, which appears to track with inflation. The MP's price , even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By ray_g
Don't you think the price increase will drive the...

Don't you think the price increase will drive the used equipment prices up as well, probably to a lesser degree?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 3,365
Posted By ray_g
$100 sounds like a great deal. What happened to...

$100 sounds like a great deal.

What happened to your F4, Frank?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By ray_g
I missed the black M3. Any chance of a black M2,...

I missed the black M3. Any chance of a black M2, Tom? ;)
Forum: Off Topic 05-09-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By ray_g
Nothing much this summer, just a week in DC for a...

Nothing much this summer, just a week in DC for a conference. The wife and kids are tagging along, so it should be fun. :)

Then a two week Baltic cruise the latter part of September.

Vietnam and...
Forum: Travel 05-08-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,270
Posted By ray_g
I'm keeping tabs on this thread! I will be there...

I'm keeping tabs on this thread! I will be there and in Cambodia for two weeks next March (before Angkor Wat gets closed down for cleaning). :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 3,610
Posted By ray_g
So true. I had the same hesitation as you the...

So true. I had the same hesitation as you the first time I used my camera. Here's a story from that recent trip...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 3,610
Posted By ray_g
I can't see it on the photos. You may want to...

I can't see it on the photos. You may want to call Tony.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 3,610
Posted By ray_g
You are referring to the M7.

You are referring to the M7.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 3,610
Posted By ray_g
Rich, as you pointed out, there is no magic to...

Rich, as you pointed out, there is no magic to the MP. Yes, it is better made than the M6, but to me, one of the most important things it has going for it is that it is new. Personally I would keep...
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By ray_g
I think it is because they opted for wider,...

I think it is because they opted for wider, rather than faster, with subsequent models going to 28mm, rather than 35mm, on the wide end. A fast 28 would be expensive and bulky.
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By ray_g
I have the C5050, too. It was the first digital...

I have the C5050, too. It was the first digital that I ever bought. Back in 2004 I think. Great little camera.

I love the 'my mode' presets. And the fast lens is stellar.

Try THIS ...
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,071
Posted By ray_g
Geez. I'd hate to think what trouble this post...

Geez. I'd hate to think what trouble this post would have caused if she was shooting with an M8. ;)
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,071
Posted By ray_g
Yeah. Looks like the ASPH, unless the tab was...

Yeah. Looks like the ASPH, unless the tab was added, like mine.
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,071
Posted By ray_g
I'm surprised nobody has yet tried to guess what...

I'm surprised nobody has yet tried to guess what lens that is.
Forum: Off Topic 05-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By ray_g
Not a rangefinder, but try getting your Decisive...

Not a rangefinder, but try getting your Decisive Moment with THIS GAME (http://hk.promo.yahoo.com/movie/superman/Stop_Press_Game/).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 33,694
Posted By ray_g
Nikon F2 with the "lowly" 35/2...

Nikon F2 with the "lowly" 35/2 O-Nikkor

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/487180703_1fe3e21578_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By ray_g
That looks like one serious smoker,...

That looks like one serious smoker, rover.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/435121042_f82dfe00cc_o.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By ray_g
Hey, I just use old socks. A baby's sock/bootie...

Hey, I just use old socks. A baby's sock/bootie would be the perfect size for a finder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By ray_g
Yes, I got it from Tony Rose a little over a...

Yes, I got it from Tony Rose a little over a month ago, after I sold the M6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By ray_g
That is correct. I had an M3 that had a problem...

That is correct. I had an M3 that had a problem with the light baffles, and the streak or banding went across frames, including the film outside the frame areas. If it were a shutter problem, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By ray_g
I think the problem may be with the RF. As you...

I think the problem may be with the RF. As you can see, although the viewfinder image is a bit hazy, the brightlines are bright but the RF patch is not. The best recourse is to email these photos...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,408
Posted By ray_g
Nice! Sometimes, all this otherwise useless...

Nice! Sometimes, all this otherwise useless information I tend to accumulate actually pays off. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By ray_g
That is bad news. My MP is in for viewfinder...

That is bad news. My MP is in for viewfinder sealing. I guess it won't be coming back anytime soon...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,408
Posted By ray_g
I got it from Zappos, too. Mine was a medium in...

I got it from Zappos, too. Mine was a medium in oatmeal. The price is lower on ebags (http://www.ebags.com/timbuk2/courier_medium/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=84264), but they only had the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,408
Posted By ray_g
Here's a cool version of the timbuk2. Soft...

Here's a cool version of the timbuk2. Soft cotton/canvas, not stiff. Even the lining is of soft material (unlike the original messenger bags), the waterproof lining is sandwiched between them. And...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,818
Posted By ray_g
Yes, it does, Lynn. If you click on the link in...

Yes, it does, Lynn. If you click on the link in the review to their website, you can look at the bag in the 12 different color options.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By ray_g
Congratulations! Maybe you can point out the...

Congratulations! Maybe you can point out the photos in your gallery that will be on exhibit at the coffee shop. Sort of like the next best thing for us that cannot be there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By ray_g
I have to say I agree with Marc. Tourism is a...

I have to say I agree with Marc. Tourism is a big part of their livelihood, especially in Marrakech, and the people frown on anything that might jeopardize that. There are also plenty of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By ray_g
The M7 you sold was much better than that. Glad...

The M7 you sold was much better than that. Glad to see that you are in the market again, and that your crisis is (hopefully) passed, Andy.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,818
Posted By ray_g
Diaper Bag on Steroids : a review

Bags seem to be a hot topic on RFF these days. ;)

This is related to Simon's thread (That Man Bag Thing Again) about finding a small casual bag that can also pack a camera and a few other things...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By ray_g
R-D1 Konica IIIM with working meter (but not...

R-D1
Konica IIIM with working meter (but not automatic or AE metering)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 16,864
Posted By ray_g
I finally got to see the photo, Marc. Truly...

I finally got to see the photo, Marc. Truly excellent. Congratulations!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 33,694
Posted By ray_g
Thanks. That was from this weekend, with a Zeiss...

Thanks. That was from this weekend, with a Zeiss 50mm planar at f/1.4 (slr), on panF
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 33,694
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/479031522_e09db...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/479031522_e09dba9073_o.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 04-29-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 8,776
Posted By ray_g
Domke F2 and F3x for SLR Domke 803, Lowepro a100,...

Domke F2 and F3x for SLR
Domke 803, Lowepro a100, Billingham S3, M classics for RF
Olive F6 for either

A backpack for trips, and a couple of beltpacks I have not used in a while.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-28-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,509
Posted By ray_g
You have the same bag in the same color?

You have the same bag in the same color?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By ray_g
Thanks for clarifying. I guess that is what...

Thanks for clarifying. I guess that is what confused me about MJ's statement, that the 0.72x Leica's can be used with lenses as wide as 21mm. He was probably just referring to the range of Leica...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-28-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,509
Posted By ray_g
That's right. The olive one looks very nice,...

That's right. The olive one looks very nice, Joe.

And I got a Luigi after seeing Rover's, who got a Nikon S2 after that meeting.

These RFF meetings can get pretty expensive. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By ray_g
Hmmm. Does the M8 have built-in framelines for...

Hmmm. Does the M8 have built-in framelines for the 21mm (that would be a 28mm equivalent, right?)?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By ray_g
"And if you really get used to a Leica, nothing...

"And if you really get used to a Leica, nothing else will serve, either. It kinda gets under your skin. You get used to having nothing available but prime lenses—no zooms—in set increments within a...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,187
Posted By ray_g
I have not used a 40mm in a while, but if I...

I have not used a 40mm in a while, but if I remember correctly, the 35mm frameline should be ok to use at infinity, the 50mm if up close.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 16,864
Posted By ray_g
Thank you, Marc. Your link does not seem to work...

Thank you, Marc.

Your link does not seem to work for me?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By ray_g
Thanks, roland. I did not know that. I have...

Thanks, roland. I did not know that. I have dealt with Ken Ruth in the past, re my Hexar RF. Nice guy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By ray_g
CLE repair?

I know Sherry services the CL, but where can you send a Minolta CLE when the electronics fail? Are there parts available?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-27-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By ray_g
Very nice shot, Earl. One of the things I find...

Very nice shot, Earl. One of the things I find ingenious about the XA is how focus distance scale is marked by aperture and what I have always presumed to be hyperfocal distance settings by f/stop.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 33,694
Posted By ray_g
Two with the Nokton...

Two with the Nokton 50/1.5
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/417916272_3b58346902_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/435121064_f57d97a7da_o.jpg

CV...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-26-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By ray_g
Because the "your camera is useless when you run...

Because the "your camera is useless when you run out of batteries" crowd would not like it. ;)

I like this feature of the XA, as well. You are right, no other manually focusing RF has it, I think. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-25-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By ray_g
It's not just CQ. The R4's are also $749 at...

It's not just CQ. The R4's are also $749 at Photo Village.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,061
Posted By ray_g
I just went through the same thing, Ben. In...

I just went through the same thing, Ben. In fact, I am still going through it. Hard to sell excellent examples that you painstakingly acquired over many years. Someone else mentioned the memories...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-25-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By ray_g
Thanks for the tip, Kent. I'll check the book...

Thanks for the tip, Kent. I'll check the book out at the library tomorrow.

The black felt curtain - is that something you can readily get or did you need to go somewhere specific?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-25-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By ray_g
Darkroom Advice Needed

I just met with our builder. We are having our basement finished this spring or summer and we were talking about putting a little darkroom in.

I need to look into specifics regarding 2 things we...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-23-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,408
Posted By ray_g
Dude, I hear the Secret Service just placed an...

Dude, I hear the Secret Service just placed an order for these. ;)

It should be here in time for our little "coffee klatsch."
Forum: Off Topic 04-23-2007
Replies: 113
Views: 5,316
Posted By ray_g
Behemoth? Doesn't look much bigger than the...

Behemoth? Doesn't look much bigger than the digitall pro offerings from Nikon and Canon for the past few years? And film before that (F5, EOS1v).

Personally, I don't need the 10fps and other...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 6,408
Posted By ray_g
A little OT, but I am waiting for one of these...

A little OT, but I am waiting for one of these (the black one) in the mail. I used a vest on some days during my trip to Morocco last month, and it was very liberating not having a bag. I am...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By ray_g
Camels ok?...

Camels ok? :)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/435087125_a6eb8b68b1_o.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/435087127_39c38d8223_o.jpg
RD1 and 50/1.5 Nokton
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,200
Posted By ray_g
My bag is to put the camera in when I am not...

My bag is to put the camera in when I am not shooting. For leisurely walks near the house or car, it may not be as important. It is more useful when you are walking from awning to awning in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By ray_g
Another vote for the 40/1.4. I have seen some...

Another vote for the 40/1.4. I have seen some awesome results from it. The only reason I don't have one is that it will make me look for an R3A. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By ray_g
Very nice. Is this a coated or uncoated version?

Very nice. Is this a coated or uncoated version?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By ray_g
His photos from China were featured on Lens Works...

His photos from China were featured on Lens Works 1 or 2 yrs back. I had corresponded with him by email a little back then - very down to earth guy. I have since bought his book on China, one of my...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-19-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,357
Posted By ray_g
One of the reasons I like RF's and RF lenses is...

One of the reasons I like RF's and RF lenses is that they are small. I dislike most hoods for this reason. Even the collapsible 50 summicron becomes "big" when you attach a 12585 hood. I use them...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By ray_g
Jay, Manny Baldemor visited here a couple of...

Jay, Manny Baldemor visited here a couple of years ago, and we were fortunate enough to have him paint this for us.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-18-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By ray_g
I guess I would strongly consider the R4 if I...

I guess I would strongly consider the R4 if I shot more wides. As it is, I will only use it for 21mm, which I shoot with about 2% of the time. At that, I use it at hyperfocal, and focusing is not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,509
Posted By ray_g
Which domke insert (4 slot pouch) is that? I...

Which domke insert (4 slot pouch) is that? I don't think the F6 can accomodate 2 of the original 4-compartment inserts, can it?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By ray_g
Which FSU 50mm lens is the sharpest?

I have used the J8, I-50 collapsible, and the I-61 L/Z which looks multicoated to me.

The J8's bokeh is the smoothest, but I think the I61 is pretty darn sharp. Never got to try the helios...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 5,509
Posted By ray_g
Again, I would vote for the F6. It really is...

Again, I would vote for the F6. It really is smaller, and hugs the body better, than you think, Joe. Would be perfect for this setup. The M classic too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 13,428
Posted By ray_g
You'd have an all brass camera. ;) Seriously, I...

You'd have an all brass camera. ;)

Seriously, I hope someone starts doing this stateside. I have been having the same dilemma with Shintaro and CRR Luton.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By ray_g
Nice. I have always wanted to do this,...

Nice. I have always wanted to do this, preferably in b&w, with an old b&w film playing (which is the hard part). Did you white out the screen in PS?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By ray_g
I just used this combo last week, Frank. HP5 at...

I just used this combo last week, Frank.

HP5 at EI 400
HC110, dilution H, 20C, 9.5 mins
4 inversions at the start, then 2 inv/min.

Here's a sample from that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2007
Replies: 177
Views: 16,257
Posted By ray_g
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/460785014_5d4fb...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/460785014_5d4fb24c11_o.jpg
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-13-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,871
Posted By ray_g
I seem to recall someone on PNet planning to do...

I seem to recall someone on PNet planning to do something similar to a barnack. You may want to do a search there. Sounds like an interesting project. Good luck!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By ray_g
Very nice, Don. Sockeyed has gotten great results...

Very nice, Don. Sockeyed has gotten great results with Foma 100 (the equivalent of your Arista Edu ultra 100) and rodinal. Seems like a very nice combination. If you have not yet done so, check out...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-13-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By ray_g
That would be nice. It would be nicer if they...

That would be nice. It would be nicer if they provided better product support first.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By ray_g
Either will work, with an auxiliary VF. As you...

Either will work, with an auxiliary VF. As you know, the IIIF is primarily for 50mm.

Those two lenses are excellent. You may want to check for yourself how they balance with the IIIF. The 28mm...
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