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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2010
Replies: 309
Views: 36,053
Posted By januaryman
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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,151
Posted By januaryman
We should trade, dexdog! ;)

We should trade, dexdog! ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 27,649
Posted By januaryman
I guess it's not popular because it lacks the...

I guess it's not popular because it lacks the appeal of a Leica lens' quality and price (oddly, a high price is sometimes a good selling tactic), and misses out on having a signature character, such...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,130
Posted By januaryman
The Oly E-P2 is a winner. For a digital. Film?...

The Oly E-P2 is a winner. For a digital. Film? The Hexar AF is my WAY favorite with the best 35mm lens I own, next to an old Canon 35/2.0.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,151
Posted By januaryman
I like the P, and use it not so much since...

I like the P, and use it not so much since falling for my M2. The P's rewind knob opening up at odd times, as noted by "flip" above, does drive me nuts. Easy loading is a a big bene.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By januaryman
You make an excellent point. Lowered contrast...

You make an excellent point. Lowered contrast will indeed make the thing less "noticeable" due to the nature of human vision. So grey/chrome is a good "stealth" machine.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2010
Replies: 158
Views: 66,743
Posted By januaryman
I favor the Industar 61 l/d Reason?...

I favor the Industar 61 l/d

Reason? results.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1425/1476601210_bff5fa7c38_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/1476601210/in/set-72157603902036034/)

I do...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 52,206
Posted By januaryman
Having trouble with the latest Vuescan version, I...

Having trouble with the latest Vuescan version, I tried to go back to Nikonscan 4 and found that, since I have upgraded to Window 7, it no longer works properly. I can scan individual negs, but there...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,125
Posted By januaryman
Your photos are just great. But I'm sure you...

Your photos are just great. But I'm sure you could do as well with anything, from a Canon P&S to an M6. The magic is in you, not in the camera. But it's always nice to find gear that works for and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,206
Posted By januaryman
This seems to me the most obvious correct...

This seems to me the most obvious correct assumption. I was about to type out something similar, but now need only agree with the answer.

And. Whoever it was that called B&W photography "cheesy" is...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-12-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,933
Posted By januaryman
Just got my first roll of film scanned after a...

Just got my first roll of film scanned after a break of two or three months of either doing nothing or shooting digital. All I can say is Hallelujah! Winding the film back into the cassette, getting...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,630
Posted By januaryman
Like many here, I go from RF to SLR to even...

Like many here, I go from RF to SLR to even digital. RFs seems more a part of me when I shoot, SLRs less so, and more bulky and clumsy. Digital shooting is always fun when I actually doing the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,093
Posted By januaryman
I've rolled/wound the film backwards and put it...

I've rolled/wound the film backwards and put it in a small box for a few hours. Amazing how flat it can get fast. I don't have the nerve it takes to iron negatives.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 6,448
Posted By januaryman
I've used my 50/1.5 1938 CZJ uncoated LTM lens...

I've used my 50/1.5 1938 CZJ uncoated LTM lens on my E-P2 as well..

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4709225357_8fdc68a73f.jpg...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-03-2010
Replies: 497
Views: 148,744
Posted By januaryman
Some of my favorites shots around DC were taken...

Some of my favorites shots around DC were taken with my M2, like this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3231360094_bd5d8f23a1_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/3231360094)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By januaryman
Don't consider a M4/3 camera because of the crop...

Don't consider a M4/3 camera because of the crop factor, but think about an Epson RD1? So the Epson crop factor is not an issue? C'mon. Sure the rest is informative and sometimes funny, but if anyone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 6,922
Posted By januaryman
I don't own any OM's but the E-P2 by olympus and...

I don't own any OM's but the E-P2 by olympus and it's not much respected kit zoom lens are both good products and I'm tempted to try their old SLRs. But for film SLR's I'm really a Canon guy. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 17,603
Posted By januaryman
"I was shopping for a classic motorcycle but then...

"I was shopping for a classic motorcycle but then I saw a Honda Accord and couldn't resist." :D That's a funny ending to this thread, lxmike. and as a PS, I'd check the spelling of that lens on...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2010
Replies: 230
Views: 32,566
Posted By januaryman
I used to have one with me all the time. Lately I...

I used to have one with me all the time. Lately I don't. I'm thinking that maybe just tucking my Fed 2b with collapsible lens into my jacket pocket might be fun again. The 3.5 lens is a bit on the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-08-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 9,134
Posted By januaryman
Please God, let this be a Photoshopped image! No...

Please God, let this be a Photoshopped image! No one wouldreally do this to a fine camera, would they?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-08-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,661
Posted By januaryman
A shot from my Fed 2b and collapsible Industar 10...

A shot from my Fed 2b and collapsible Industar 10


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/455990996_e96568ce0a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/455990996/in/photostream/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2010
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,400
Posted By januaryman
Wow! What was that taken with, a Noctilux or...

Wow! What was that taken with, a Noctilux or something? Amazing and great bokeh!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2010
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,400
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/87/211828365_162995...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/87/211828365_1629955ab0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/211828365/)

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Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 10,371
Posted By januaryman
By "keeper" I'm using a definition other than my...

By "keeper" I'm using a definition other than my own "keeper" screening process that accepts all in focus, non-insipid shots that were nearly or perfectly exposed. I keep all these to examine and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-05-2010
Replies: 397
Views: 44,883
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/222622498_c23100...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/222622498_c23100f005_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/222622498/in/photostream/)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By januaryman
If it's a Bessa R3A, then it calls for the 40mm...

If it's a Bessa R3A, then it calls for the 40mm Nokton. That should run about a grand.

But my favorite shooter is my Leica M2. That and a Canon 35/2.0 and M adapter should still be below your cost...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-01-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By januaryman
Amen, brother! If there were a split image...

Amen, brother! If there were a split image focusing patch, my shots could all be as perfectly focused as my Leica M2 shots.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By januaryman
That lens looks like toast to me. I would pass on...

That lens looks like toast to me. I would pass on it myself, but others may be able to save the lens. Besides, I'd never buy a 7 if there was a P around instead...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 24,265
Posted By januaryman
Well, the flatbed needs to have the ability to...

Well, the flatbed needs to have the ability to scan negatives- the light panel above the platen as well as the light below. I had 2 flatbed scanners and they were both pretty decent.

The image below...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,252
Posted By januaryman
I sometimes forget how much I use/like this...

I sometimes forget how much I use/like this camera. I sold this photo at a recent gallery showing (after cleaning it up better and printing it large on exhibition luster paper) that I took only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-27-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,405
Posted By januaryman
There is the psychological portion of this as...

There is the psychological portion of this as well. For $1K we expect a first class, well built camera by a great company. For $500 we expect a quick camera built pretty well, but not serious. How...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2010
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,855
Posted By januaryman
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2891488327_ac807f992b_z.jpg?zz=1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By januaryman
AND- in a pinch, it makes a great sand wedge!...

AND- in a pinch, it makes a great sand wedge! Tiger, you looking at this? :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,982
Posted By januaryman
I'm not feeling any hate. I hear a lot of guys...

I'm not feeling any hate. I hear a lot of guys slapping their rear pockets to see if they have their wallets on them, hoping there's enough inside to buy one of these. I'm there.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2010
Replies: 101
Views: 11,925
Posted By januaryman
I spent less on my car. Imagine how many M2s...

I spent less on my car.

Imagine how many M2s and film you could buy for that money. And a Noctilux or two.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-23-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 123,716
Posted By januaryman
This one's the most useful for me. Just be sure...

This one's the most useful for me. Just be sure to rename it from a .doc file to a .pdf file and it will open. I printed it on card stock and will carry it in my pocket or camera bag.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,074
Posted By januaryman
Ouch! That woulda been a keeper, too... This...

Ouch! That woulda been a keeper, too...

This reminds me. I have been know to forget what film was loaded in what camera. I had a Canon P and M2 with me last fall, doing Autumn color shots and some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,074
Posted By januaryman
Just had a roll developed that had shots from 3...

Just had a roll developed that had shots from 3 sessions. Late winter, mid spring and some taken last week. Scanned and used the current date for indexing purposes. I usually force myself to use the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 9,078
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/233183833_70fff4...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/233183833_70fff4fa1e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/233183833/in/photostream/)

Taken 40 years or so ago, it's still a favorite of mine. Light,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,685
Posted By januaryman
This is like one of those devilish tests at the...

This is like one of those devilish tests at the optician's. "Which is clearer, A... or B... (pause) A...... or B......?"

If I was forced to choose, I think that A, the first one, is a bit clearer....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By januaryman
Wow that is an ugly camera! It looks like the...

Wow that is an ugly camera! It looks like the Pacer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Motors_Pacer)of the camera world. Maybe the Yugo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zastava_Koral)...

The...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-14-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,579
Posted By januaryman
Well, I had the same issues with Mark Hama -...

Well, I had the same issues with Mark Hama - these guys are great for fixing our old gear, and while I'd sure like a more profession business-like attitude from them, I'm just glad they're here at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 9,360
Posted By januaryman
This is why gears and springs will beat circuits...

This is why gears and springs will beat circuits and solder nine time out of ten. My M2 works just fine, thank you. So do my M4 and Canon P. But I DO sympathise, and feel bad for the OP. :(
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 397
Views: 44,883
Posted By januaryman
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4709225357_8fd...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4709225357_8fdc68a73f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4709225357/in/photostream/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/216254412_e83181...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/216254412_e83181145c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/216254412/in/photostream/)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,434
Posted By januaryman
A UV filter might work, but it introduces a...

A UV filter might work, but it introduces a problem or two of its own, including internal reflection/flare when shooting at night. I use a lens cap, but it stays on only when the camera lies idle at...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-06-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9,063
Posted By januaryman
Hexar AF if you can find one at that price.. it...

Hexar AF if you can find one at that price.. it would be a great camera for you. In the non-zoom category, of course, since it's a 35/2.0 Summicron contender.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By januaryman
I have Canon FD glass - just set the aperture on...

I have Canon FD glass - just set the aperture on the lens, set the camera for aperture priority, and the Olympus Pen does the rest. PLUS, most FD lenses are dirt cheap. Another reason I love Canon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2010
Replies: 459
Views: 59,805
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/77/216261123_13e899...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/77/216261123_13e899159f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/216261123/in/photostream/)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By januaryman
Robert can be found here as digitalintrigue

Robert can be found here as digitalintrigue
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,179
Posted By januaryman
My Nokton 40 is good and I absolutely love the...

My Nokton 40 is good and I absolutely love the Canonet's lens, but 35mm seems a better focal length, somehow -- just a wee bit wider. The 40 is like a cross between a normal and WA lens, being both...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-26-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,297
Posted By januaryman
I thought it was a Canon 28/3.5 - but I could be...

I thought it was a Canon 28/3.5 - but I could be wrong. Memories deteriorate over time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 19,392
Posted By januaryman
Shops closed for the night are always appealing...

Shops closed for the night are always appealing to me.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1087/1235583483_4d3dfe2f7c.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Turning on live boost on the E-P2 is the closest...

Turning on live boost on the E-P2 is the closest I've come to having night vision goggles. Sure it's not perfect, but I can use it to focus with my legacy lenses pretty consistently. Autofocus or no,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Not that I'm aware of - the green box is the...

Not that I'm aware of - the green box is the target area that is magnified.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Well, I have the E-P2 and the EVF makes a big...

Well, I have the E-P2 and the EVF makes a big difference in HOW I use the camera. I agree the E-P1 with the LCD screen only is not the best idea.

Your other statement I find just wrong. For legacy...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 44,639
Posted By januaryman
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how well it...

You'll be pleasantly surprised at how well it handles color, as well. The reason I kept it was that color rendition and sharpness you already discovered....
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
When you're right, you're right.

When you're right, you're right.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By januaryman
Yeah, flatbed scanners are okay, but once you use...

Yeah, flatbed scanners are okay, but once you use something like a Nikon Coolscan V ed, you see the difference. Look for a good used Nikon. There are a few on the bay right now, most under $1k.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Quite a wonderful result. You can't be...

Quite a wonderful result. You can't be complaining of this shot?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Raid, clearly our definitions of the word "fun"...

Raid, clearly our definitions of the word "fun" are not in sync! ;)

Last weekend I was balancing a huge telephoto lens mounted on the tiny Pen E-P2, trying to not have the whole thing come crashing...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Can't believe I spent over 2 1/2 hours driving on...

Can't believe I spent over 2 1/2 hours driving on Saturday to get to a lighthouse I could barely make out on the horizon! :bang:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4899746356/
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 7,172
Posted By januaryman
What is strange is that my best/favorite photos...

What is strange is that my best/favorite photos have absolutely nothing to do with the camera that it was taken with. My all time favorite was a portrait taken with a Yashica Minister D, indoors, no...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Okay, Annapolis is looking good, at Thomas Point...

Okay, Annapolis is looking good, at Thomas Point Park - the lighthouse is a mile or so out from shore, so I'm hoping I have a long enough lens. I think I need a film fix, so the Hexar may come along...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Well, I just pulled in a 100-300 f/5.6 Canon FD...

Well, I just pulled in a 100-300 f/5.6 Canon FD zoom that is already wearing my adapter and the Pen E-P2, so I guess it's off to stalk some suburban wildlife. But I'll bring along my Canon EF with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,200
Posted By januaryman
Hmm. This was less good-natured. No reason to get...

Hmm. This was less good-natured. No reason to get snarky because there is a point with which you don't agree. I think he was stating a commonly held point, with which I happen to agree. You're also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,200
Posted By januaryman
Thanks, shadowfox - I'm sure this was meant good...

Thanks, shadowfox - I'm sure this was meant good naturedly, but as for me, I was trying to say that a photo, like any work of art or product of man's creativity, should not need to be explained, but...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By januaryman
Question Remote E-P2 Question

I wanted to do some tripod work with the E-P2 and was looking for a remote shutter release. I see some listed when I Google the term, but can't find the reference in the manual itself or the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2010
Replies: 826
Views: 140,514
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/455990996_e9656...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/455990996_e96568ce0a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/455990996/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1076/1243534485_805eb698ac_z.jpg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By januaryman
I has positive experiences from Fedka. If one of...

I has positive experiences from Fedka. If one of his cameras was not right, send him an email and he'll make it right.

As for his repairs, he farms them out to someone in Brooklyn, I believe. He...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,200
Posted By januaryman
As soon as a label is affixed to a photo-style,...

As soon as a label is affixed to a photo-style, it's doomed to be defined and re-defined by everyone who has an interest in the term, photography, or self-promotion. I shoot what interests me, be it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2010
Replies: 416
Views: 61,285
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/312203566_e2761...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/312203566_e276136afb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/312203566/)

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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 19,392
Posted By januaryman
Lots of possibilities at...

Lots of possibilities at night.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/362993931_0b55cff88f_z.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
I verified I have the latest firmware, tried the...

I verified I have the latest firmware, tried the same as you did, Stephan, and that is the way it works. Not good for the focus assist. Maybe there could be a firmware update to fix this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4858787598_17b...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4858787598_17baf956d8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4858787598/)
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2010
Replies: 133
Views: 9,639
Posted By januaryman
That's the first thing in this discussion that...

That's the first thing in this discussion that I've managed to understand and agree with. Thanks for that simple answer.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 6,899
Posted By januaryman
I have a Sweeney, too, but it's in a J3...

I have a Sweeney, too, but it's in a J3 "chassis.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 6,899
Posted By januaryman
Ain't that the truth! A 50/1.4 is more than...

Ain't that the truth! A 50/1.4 is more than enough speed for me, and cost maybe 1/10 of a Noctilux or similar.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2010
Replies: 122
Views: 9,291
Posted By januaryman
Amen! I have 2 copies - one is a bit stiff in the...

Amen! I have 2 copies - one is a bit stiff in the shutter advance, but otherwise fine. Best damn SLR I ever owned. Period. I have some great lenses for ir - Tokina AT-X 28-85, Tokina AT-X 24-40,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2010
Replies: 122
Views: 9,291
Posted By januaryman
After my purchase of an Olympus E-P2, (I also...

After my purchase of an Olympus E-P2, (I also have an FD adapter) now there's a Canon 100-300 f/5.6 lens on its way to me for less than $35 shipped. On the Pen, that results in an effective 200-600mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-09-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
I did not check on anything other than my legacy...

I did not check on anything other than my legacy FD lens with an adapter -
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-09-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Well, it was 2 weeks ago that I updated... if you...

Well, it was 2 weeks ago that I updated... if you updated later, then excuse me, I was dead wrong. I'd be very happy if that were the case!

Just Saturday morning I was trying out a 205mm Canon FD...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-09-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
I tried this on my E-P2 and got no results. The...

I tried this on my E-P2 and got no results. The only way to get out of focus zoom assist was to re-press the button. The shutter half press and even complete press to capture did nothing at all. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 7,218
Posted By januaryman
Using that logic, Consumer Reports is a useless...

Using that logic, Consumer Reports is a useless magazine, Angie's List is a valueless service, since these organizations are not run my repairmen? If you were about to buy a Kia autombile and your...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,038
Posted By januaryman
An E-P2, the kit zoom lens and EVF, plus the M...

An E-P2, the kit zoom lens and EVF, plus the M and FD adapters. Tons of useful lenses and digital instant gratification. So why do I still love film more??!!!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
That Canon 35/2.0 will knock your socks off! My...

That Canon 35/2.0 will knock your socks off! My favorite.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-05-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,924
Posted By januaryman
The Canon 35/2.0 is my favorite classic. The...

The Canon 35/2.0 is my favorite classic. The Ultron is my favorite modern look.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2010
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,835
Posted By januaryman
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3958070453_a7c...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3958070453_a7cc7ecb90_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/3958070453/)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 7,218
Posted By januaryman
Leica M2 - no meter, no batteries, finely...

Leica M2 - no meter, no batteries, finely constructed, built to last. I even accidentally dropped mine on the sidewalk from waist level - a three foot drop, maybe, and no damage. Not even a mis...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-03-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
I wonder if that's true using legacy lenses on my...

I wonder if that's true using legacy lenses on my E-P2 as well. I'll have to try.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By januaryman
Both taken with the Pen E-P2 and my LTM Canon...

Both taken with the Pen E-P2 and my LTM Canon 100/4.0 lens. A great lens that was seeing too little use. On the Pen, it's a fast enough...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 4,185
Posted By januaryman
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/358378909_6e04b...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/358378909_6e04b2e016_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/358378909/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 4,185
Posted By januaryman
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4174000375_78d...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4174000375_78dd0428e4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4174000375/)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
Thanks. I was wishing for my Canon SLR and Canon...

Thanks. I was wishing for my Canon SLR and Canon 20/2.8 - this 28mm was just not wide enough...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By januaryman
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4835664909_01f...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/4835664909_01f49c7bf6.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4832480662_667b14e631.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4832480662/)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-26-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Dan, that was the thought I had while setting up...

Dan, that was the thought I had while setting up the shot.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
The Photo Walk was great - some nice shots. I'll...

The Photo Walk was great - some nice shots. I'll post them soon.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-25-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By januaryman
I think it's over rated - my Canon RF lenses are...

I think it's over rated - my Canon RF lenses are mostly low contrast, and some of my most interesting shots are not sharp due to motion, camera shake or my bad eyesight. It all depends.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By januaryman
I'll stay tuned. Sounds very interesting. I...

I'll stay tuned. Sounds very interesting.

I like the idea of no EVF on the Pen with the 20mm. I may try something similar. Never occurred to me to do that.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By januaryman
When you're ready, say the word. Thanks

When you're ready, say the word. Thanks
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,555
Posted By januaryman
That explains my recent unsuccessful foray into...

That explains my recent unsuccessful foray into the shadows of a nature preserve. I need to compensate in future. Thanks for that. I thought it was me.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By januaryman
Canon 50/1.5 - Damn! I just can't seem to get my...

Canon 50/1.5 - Damn! I just can't seem to get my own hands on one, but everyone else around here seems to have one! Anyway, grumblings aside, the shots are nice, the bokeh what I'd like, with some...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By januaryman
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,339
Posted By januaryman
Hmmm... I have not experienced that effect, or...

Hmmm... I have not experienced that effect, or perhaps I'm not as discerning. When I look at a 100% view of a shot taken with the lowly Jupiter 3 (which even has some glass damage, BTW) I see a great...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
I'll give it a try. Thanks.

I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Forum: Off Topic 07-22-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 6,275
Posted By januaryman
Thanks for sharing that great analogy. I like...

Thanks for sharing that great analogy. I like thinking that the film is handcrafted more than digital and enjoyed your comparison to basket weaving. I also use digital, and "handweave" the manual...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,540
Posted By januaryman
If we're itemizing, in the 50mm department I...

If we're itemizing, in the 50mm department I have:

LTM:
1) Industar 10
2) Industar 61 L/D
3) Jupiter 8
4) Jupiter 3
5) Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar - conversion to LTM
6) Canon 1.8
7) Canon 1.4
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
Prices are a bit lower now with a more favorable...

Prices are a bit lower now with a more favorable exchange rate, so I have some in my freezer. If I can afford to get more, I will; else I can use from Kodak's BW400CN. That "name" doesn't exactly...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,540
Posted By januaryman
I have seven LTM 50's. Four cameras came with a...

I have seven LTM 50's. Four cameras came with a 50mm lens mounted, the rest were just items on my search for the "holy grail" of a perfect 50mm lens. I now know there is no ONE perfect 50. All are...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Question -- I've been using the E-P2 for quite a...

Question -- I've been using the E-P2 for quite a while, but I'm not sure even in reading the manual if my settings are correct. I set the S-AF as constant, even if I use an adapter and legacy lenses....
Forum: RFF News 07-21-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,666
Posted By januaryman
You must be out-of-your-mind-happy!...

You must be out-of-your-mind-happy! Congratulations. Can we see the photos?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
(Not my boat, unfortunately) One last one --...

(Not my boat, unfortunately)

One last one -- Water around a housing development - a man-made "lake" and water walking ducks...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2881249775_668993ea62.jpg...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-20-2010
Replies: 151
Views: 15,759
Posted By januaryman
I still have to list Andre Kertesz first, lately...

I still have to list Andre Kertesz first, lately Edward Weston has regained some of my respect that had dissipated over the years, Eudora Welty is a recent discovery. Add all the usual suspects...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2010
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,500
Posted By januaryman
worldwidephotowalk.com - signed up for the photo...

worldwidephotowalk.com - signed up for the photo walk this weekend in Alexandria - haven't done one like this in years. A film user being present should be unusual, I'm guessing. I'll be shooting...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By januaryman
Now THAT just looks all wrong... :eek:

Now THAT just looks all wrong... :eek:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
You have a real winner there! Just get out your...

You have a real winner there! Just get out your anti static brush and get all the dust and lint off next time you scan! It looks almost impressionistic, like a B&W painting. Bravo.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By januaryman
Got my sample from KEH as a bargain rated lens...

Got my sample from KEH as a bargain rated lens and it seems perfect to me. Especially the prices: $144.
Results:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2771695265_557b69ae47_b.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By januaryman
That is a beauty! I'm GREEN with envy! :D

That is a beauty! I'm GREEN with envy! :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By januaryman
Canon P's look great no matter what, if anything,...

Canon P's look great no matter what, if anything, you choose to do with them.

Mine:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/1848746255_df0d0b1ec6.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,696
Posted By januaryman
I think the way I see scenes, a 28/35 combo is my...

I think the way I see scenes, a 28/35 combo is my equivalent of others' carrying a 35/50. I get better results with the wider angle that somehow don't seem as wide to me. If that makes any sense. For...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-20-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By januaryman
Thanks, Rick. I'll look for it.

Thanks, Rick. I'll look for it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/4643984201_2a0...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/4643984201_2a037e02c3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4643984201/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/4510157551_87ab3d85f8.jpg...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,487
Posted By januaryman
I'll second that motion. Mine cost me over $200...

I'll second that motion. Mine cost me over $200 over a year back, then another $100+ for a Mark Hama CLA. I'd lose money if I ever sold it, rather like ... ehem... never-mind. No use pouring salt on...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By januaryman
Noice! But what exactly is the "clean and...

Noice!

But what exactly is the "clean and polish routine"? What do you use?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
Much obliged, paulfish. Being at work, I can't...

Much obliged, paulfish. Being at work, I can't see you posting, as it is blocked out. Your blog has a few great shots, including the "judge not" and "living water," coincidentally. Nice work,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By januaryman
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2222407105_e99...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2222407105_e995e036c1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/2222407105/)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By januaryman
Bessas are useful, true. Not sure why I don't...

Bessas are useful, true. Not sure why I don't love to shoot them. But an old Leica or even an old Fed 2, there seems to me more soul there. Like the difference between easting carry out food vs. home...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By januaryman
Good decision. I print 12x18 at 240 but 8x12l,...

Good decision. I print 12x18 at 240 but 8x12l, usually I go 300.

Scanning? The better the scan, the better the print, I find, because of the greater amount of information available for PS or LR. So...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By januaryman
I agree that with a small budget you're better...

I agree that with a small budget you're better off selecting a nice fixed lens camera. The Canonet (http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?Lens-LSM.html%7EmainFrame)would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2010
Replies: 174
Views: 38,897
Posted By januaryman
Okay, nice. Here's a Canon...

Okay, nice.

Here's a Canon 35/2.0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3271894486_d7146d1110_o.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,053
Posted By januaryman
Congratulations on the show and sales. You must...

Congratulations on the show and sales. You must being feeling pretty great. Nice photos, for sure!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Thanks to all for your kind words and for sharing...

Thanks to all for your kind words and for sharing your experiences. While I'm glad not to be dependent on photography for a livelihood, I admire those that can do so and enjoy it. I certainly like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
That's the way I look at it, too, Barnwulf. Sort...

That's the way I look at it, too, Barnwulf. Sort of like the saying that you have to be comfortable in your own skin.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Nice of you to say, but it's pretty much what you...

Nice of you to say, but it's pretty much what you see. A high contrast shot that I ran through PS, accentuating that contrast so there are virtually no gray tones.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Commercial? Me? No no no no no. I don't do a darn...

Commercial? Me? No no no no no. I don't do a darn thing different from what I've been doing my whole life, as long as I've owned or used a camera. I shoot because I like it. The only thing I do...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,534
Posted By januaryman
Ektar/Elmar is a match made in heaven.

Ektar/Elmar is a match made in heaven.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Thank you. It had been a favorite of mine but, it...

Thank you. It had been a favorite of mine but, it being so old, I never thought to enter it anywhere. I guess I was surprised anyone else liked it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Thanks, Gary -- We share a common philosophy.

Thanks, Gary -- We share a common philosophy.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By januaryman
Two of my more recent favorites there, Steve! I...

Two of my more recent favorites there, Steve! I say it again. Excellent, Hall of Fame nominees.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Thank you. Yes. Scanned in color on a Canon...

Thank you. Yes. Scanned in color on a Canon Canonscan flatbed, kept the tones that carried over; it had many scratches and dust motes that needed poking and fixing one by one using Photoshop. When I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Thanks, Rob. They were both 12x18 photos- the...

Thanks, Rob. They were both 12x18 photos-

the first, "High Wire Act" was printed w/pigment ink and framed by me (framedestination framing kit) in a 20x26 gray wooden frame. Archival quality. Wanted...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
You certainly can see them: BESSA R/JUPITER 9...

You certainly can see them:

BESSA R/JUPITER 9 ILFORD XP-2 (settings long forgotten)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/427961040_38733a2ba2_o.jpg

and this last I actually have since re-scanned...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By januaryman
Sold my First Two Photos

I started entering competition at my local art league, had several juried in over the months there and in Maryland and New York, but never a sale. I inadvertently under-priced one in Annapolis and it...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By januaryman
The Hexar is still pretty impressive - especially...

The Hexar is still pretty impressive - especially with XP-2 loaded.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4781886470_b56a079b2a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/4781886470/)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,248
Posted By januaryman
Very nice! Love the detail and composition you...

Very nice! Love the detail and composition you captured there.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-12-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 6,556
Posted By januaryman
Well, if assigning a value of photo on gallery...

Well, if assigning a value of photo on gallery display or sold, then my latest proves gear-value has nothing to do with photograph sold. A 40 year old portrait I took with my first camera, aYashica...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-09-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 6,556
Posted By januaryman
I have plenty of gear. I have a Leica. I have a...

I have plenty of gear. I have a Leica. I have a Yashica Minister D. Is there a relation between the better gear to an better image? no. Is the a relation of the lesser gear to a lesser image? no. As...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,161
Posted By januaryman
In fact, here's the other "old Canon thing" I had...

In fact, here's the other "old Canon thing" I had - a Canon Serenar 35/2.8 (kinda sorry I let it go)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/3014057526_5684589ede.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,161
Posted By januaryman
Here are some shots from my "old Canon thing"...

Here are some shots from my "old Canon thing" (Canon 35/2.0)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/4643984201_2a037e02c3.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,161
Posted By januaryman
Luna...

Luna Pro

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=luna+pro&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By januaryman
Okay, but it seems a sneaky way to make me sit...

Okay, but it seems a sneaky way to make me sit through the whole slide show... ;)

Below are my picks - other images that are too dark (probably underexposed), like 7 and 8, I removed. 18 needs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By januaryman
If you shot it at 800 I doubt it'd do a lot of...

If you shot it at 800 I doubt it'd do a lot of good telling the lab. If they're pro's, they'll extra charge you for pushing the film. If you have even a closet to work in, you're going to be better...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-07-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
febreeze-showered, THANKS! I changed a few things...

febreeze-showered, THANKS! I changed a few things on my own, but your latest was the best. Appreciate it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By januaryman
There are a few that were just wonderful - they...

There are a few that were just wonderful - they were the ones that drew my eye to a particular subject, or were, as noted before, geometrically pleasing and balanced.

Cluttered shots of a mass of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,161
Posted By januaryman
Canon LTM lenses are fantastic - The 35/2.0 is my...

Canon LTM lenses are fantastic - The 35/2.0 is my favorite 35, but even a Canon Serenar 35/2.8 I once had was amazing and reasonable priced. If you prefer the sharper, more contrasty modern look to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,137
Posted By januaryman
Great tips! How does one (your B) re-set all...

Great tips! How does one (your B) re-set all directional buttons? Do you recall? I'm baffled.

Thanks!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
My thoughts on an E-P3 improvement list: The...

My thoughts on an E-P3 improvement list: The metal body is okay, but I bought a leather skin that makes it look better, easier to hold and grip without a danger of slipping from my hands. A locking...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,669
Posted By januaryman
It would seem to appeal to the P&S crowd that...

It would seem to appeal to the P&S crowd that would be inclined to buy the G11, I agree. In fact, I was close to springing for the G11 when my brain kicked in and bought the EP2 for the larger sensor...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By januaryman
That last one looks like the winner, but I never...

That last one looks like the winner, but I never tried anything other than a bag designed for cameras. So I'm just expressing which one I would choose... I like the fact that the last one looks like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 5,671
Posted By januaryman
Shot a bunch of candid photos of a friend's son...

Shot a bunch of candid photos of a friend's son who began posing when he spotted me bring my Canonet up to eye level. When I smiled and thanked him for the poses, he wanted to see the photos. I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-25-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
Nice quality of the light that it captures.

Nice quality of the light that it captures.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By januaryman
They're going for a pile nowadays... it's why I...

They're going for a pile nowadays... it's why I gave up. Yours is just a fine looking specimen. Looks right at home on the Pen.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-25-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
I used a Canon 100/3.5 on a tripod and didn't...

I used a Canon 100/3.5 on a tripod and didn't like the results. When I got home and started thinking about it, I re-read the manual. Once I turned off the in-body stabilization, it was much better....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,942
Posted By januaryman
Stephan, your "reduced noise" image link above...

Stephan, your "reduced noise" image link above got broken... Liked your website, BTW. Very professional looking.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,371
Posted By januaryman
Re: Pana 7-14 -- It's too rich for my blood. I'm...

Re: Pana 7-14 -- It's too rich for my blood. I'm not a professional where there might be some investment in it... but that prime mentioned above sounds nice, as long it is cheap. :rolleyes: (yeah,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-24-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,252
Posted By januaryman
I kept backing away from this camera until my...

I kept backing away from this camera until my eyesight problems suggested it might be a useful solution. It is a quality camera, quiet, reliable and easy to use. I set it on P and forget it. I've...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By januaryman
Just override it by setting your own aperture and...

Just override it by setting your own aperture and shutter speed. It's only locked it you keep it dialed in to A.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By januaryman
I recently lost my father-in-law who was, for all...

I recently lost my father-in-law who was, for all intents and purposes, the father I had after the loss of my own Dad. He lived in another State and when he was stricken, my wife went off to stay...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
I'm with the Tri-State guys. I'm a definate fan...

I'm with the Tri-State guys. I'm a definate fan and am just getting started. AND I got leather to cover the shiny body so it looks less like a toy camera. If it had no EVF, it'd be dead in the water...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
Yeahhhh.... uh, that's not gonna happen. I'll...

Yeahhhh.... uh, that's not gonna happen. I'll just trot out my M2. I know how to figure that one out.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
Yeah, David. I guess that is common sense about...

Yeah, David. I guess that is common sense about the aperture.. the DoF I will take as an article of faith, and I guess that using hyper-focusing with my legacy lenses means that I'll need a DoF app...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
I agree, I'm pumped -- but there is something...

I agree, I'm pumped -- but there is something different about my photos when I jump from film. Not better, maybe worse, but mostly different. I don't know if it's the gear, the ability to get instant...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
Since I was an English Literature major in...

Since I was an English Literature major in college, I'll have to take your word for it, but it doesn't seem to make sense to me. Isn't the cropping effect unrelated to depth of field? I'm hoping...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
... and you can always pretend it is grainy...

... and you can always pretend it is grainy because it was shot using Tri-X. As long as you keep converting to B&W!

I love that shot.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By januaryman
A couple of years back I would've paid a bundle...

A couple of years back I would've paid a bundle for that Canon. It is one of the finest 50's out there. I borrowed one and immediately wanted one, but none showed up. I ended up with a Carl Zeiss...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By januaryman
The J3 is a cult lens in the film world - at...

The J3 is a cult lens in the film world - at least for those without vast sums of expendable income. I've used it on all my LTM and M cameras, from a Leica M4 to a Fed 2 and it is wonderful, if you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2010
Replies: 174
Views: 38,897
Posted By januaryman
Canon made a great 50/1.8 and 50/1.4 - I own both...

Canon made a great 50/1.8 and 50/1.4 - I own both and don't know which is better. A workingman's Leica glass.

1.4 examples
http://www.flickr.com/photos/januaryman/sets/72157604399970206/

1.8...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-19-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 5,252
Posted By januaryman
You really nailed that macro, mabel...

You really nailed that macro, mabel...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-19-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,525
Posted By januaryman
Great shots, Brian -- I use the Aperture...

Great shots, Brian -- I use the Aperture preference usually, but manual gives me better results and control. I swapped the shutter speed control from dial to sub dial to allow swapping to a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By januaryman
Well it probably wasn't my fault. Whatever the...

Well it probably wasn't my fault. Whatever the reason, I will accept the compliment. Thanks. Have now affixed my Zeiss 50/1.5 that Brian converted to LTM.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
Posted By januaryman
Jupiter 3 on an...

Jupiter 3 on an E-P2:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1302/4660872941_f022310cc4.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 6,699
Posted By januaryman
[breathes sigh of relief] Nothing to see here,...

[breathes sigh of relief] Nothing to see here, folks.. let's move along.



Winogrand? He was some obsessive/compulsive guy who shot so many film rolls he didn't know what to do, rather like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 6,699
Posted By januaryman
mabelsound, I want you to put down that digital...

mabelsound, I want you to put down that digital P&S and step away from it very slowly. I want you to do that for me now. Nobody needs to get hurt here. We all just want this to end so we can just go...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
Oh, Stephan! All those on-point, cogent points...

Oh, Stephan! All those on-point, cogent points you make before you blunder and stumble with this! 35mm is the perfect compromise in the film world - cheap, readily available, cameras small enough to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,074
Posted By januaryman
I actually got the advice not long ago and it...

I actually got the advice not long ago and it works better in some cases. But the shadows don't really take care of themselves in pixels. The tonal range of digital is nowhere near that of film. I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-15-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,136
Posted By januaryman
Oh. I guess we're even, then. And "broker" after...

Oh. I guess we're even, then. And "broker" after reading each other's posts. The EVF is excellent, but one gripe -- the damn dioptor is not click-stopped so I'm often spending a LOT of unsuccessful...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,136
Posted By januaryman
{sigh} Yes, I know. I know.

{sigh} Yes, I know. I know.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,136
Posted By januaryman
Damn. I thought I was done spending money on gear...

Damn. I thought I was done spending money on gear for a while... Now you've done it!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,136
Posted By januaryman
Wow, that lens is razor sharp!

Wow, that lens is razor sharp!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 22,213
Posted By januaryman
I don't know, but for years I had always heard it...

I don't know, but for years I had always heard it was the M5. Today? I would guess any digital M would be hated because it is so totally different from the film tradition.

As for me, I have an M2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
Posted By januaryman
I have an M2 that, according to the serial...

I have an M2 that, according to the serial number, should have a button rewind and no self timer. Clearly it was constructed of parts from other cameras. It works and works well. Call it a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,307
Posted By januaryman
The menus are confusing, but if it works like an...

The menus are confusing, but if it works like an E-P2, try using the Super Control pad. I think you press "info" and "OK" - Still trying to memorize the button press sequences - you can access almost...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
Very viable, indeed. Great shot- I wold probably...

Very viable, indeed. Great shot- I wold probably not even guess it was digital, let alone M43.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
Caught a few good shots after the rain, like this...

Caught a few good shots after the rain, like this balloon flower, shot with my Tokina AT-X 28-85 macro zoom.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1303/4698151652_44d2ca451b_b.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,307
Posted By januaryman
I compared Panasonic's with Olympus' and liked...

I compared Panasonic's with Olympus' and liked the Olympus' EVF so much more that I bought the E-P2 instead of the Panasonic that I went in to buy.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 5,252
Posted By januaryman
Alright alright alright... I don't usually do...

Alright alright alright...

I don't usually do macros, but I'll call your bee and raise you a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 6,619
Posted By januaryman
Got mine from Hong Kong a couple of years ago -...

Got mine from Hong Kong a couple of years ago - not as flexible as I'd like, but in time it'll work out. At least it didn't cost me what a Luigi's...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 14,759
Posted By januaryman
@ Vince That bee shot is outstanding - clarity,...

@ Vince

That bee shot is outstanding - clarity, color, tones - How did you manage focusing? Hyper? f/16?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By januaryman
Focusing is excellent and it's just a bit stiff....

Focusing is excellent and it's just a bit stiff. I'll try it again a few more outing and then decide if it needs to be overhauled. Maybe I'm just being too picky...
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