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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
Status report, during the cruise ... Limited...

Status report, during the cruise ...

Limited time and bandwidth so I'm not posting much in way of photos, but so far from what I'm seeing on the iPad Pro after transferring files from the iPhone,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
Why I Brought the Tripod...

Why I Brought the Tripod ...

https://youtu.be/qya4yJ4UjRk

Impossible without it. :D
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 58mm lens + PD Travel Tripod

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
:) The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I...

:)

The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I use them often. But as said, the iPhone is really the perfect camera for this trip and the Polaroid is a fun extravagance.

Just finished packing....
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty...

I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty exposures. That's enough to hand out a few.



No time to buy another camera, but none of the Fuji SQ Instax Cameras can get close to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
I just found the tabletop length type support to...

I just found the tabletop length type support to be clumsy in use. I've used them for bracing against other things quite often, but it didn't work for what I wanted on the ship or on the excursions I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm...

ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm and 150mm focal length settings on the Light L16 quite a lot, and I missed having an ultra wide (20mm or wider eqFOV).

Most of my photos floated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with...

LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with that function on the cruise...
And it gives you an opportunity to meet someone new as well. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only...

I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only with iPhone and light cameras (like the Leica CL with a modest lens); it was hopeless with the Polaroid SX-70! I wanted something a bit more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
With some difficulty, but I know that on this...

With some difficulty, but I know that on this trip, it would simply be in the way but for two or three exposures. It's not a photo trip at all, more of a week-long electronica dance party at sea. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever...

Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever Question"... ;)

The spread out view above looks huge, but it all packs down into a small space. It's a little more than I carried last year but still pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
The Forever Question ... What camera to bring on a trip?

With the quality I can get with all my current camera equipment, and the iPhone 8 Plus, and the fact that I have too much to choose from, deciding what to bring on my upcoming cruise is the last and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By Godfrey
John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015....

John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015. Perfect job, both work flawlessly. Quick and inexpensive.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,505
Posted By Godfrey
Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M...

Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M film" .... You'll get a lot of possibly interesting photographers to follow.

G
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Godfrey
A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just...

A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just used a 5-bit counter for the year in the date accumulator. 32 years would certainly be seen as 'more than enough' time for any point and shoot camera's...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and...

Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and treat it well. Which is likely not possible anymore, modulo the possibility of finding one as NOS.

That said, I owned a Minox 35EL and a 35MX that I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I would probably state that as "They are built to...

I would probably state that as "They are built to very lightweight specs such that they barely hold together in the first place!"

If the specs were "low", they likely wouldn't work at all. Despite...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 24,485
Posted By Godfrey
I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and...

I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and came away completely unimpressed. Just didn't talk to me at all, like most Sony gear.

Sony makes good sensors.
Leica makes fine cameras.

I know...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Godfrey
The response was: So yes, but they don't have...

The response was:



So yes, but they don't have a huge range of back issues to offer digitally.

G
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
Nice. Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in...

Nice.

Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in the Minox GT-E ... :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342835281_3902207142_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibfVRk)

Thank you for reminding me about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 1,928
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many different digital cameras to do...

I've used many different digital cameras to do low-light and night shooting. What becomes critical is what kind of subject matter you are shooting, vs each camera's long exposure capabilities, vs...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Godfrey
Practical Photography still exists as an...

Practical Photography still exists as an electronic magazine, see https://www.practicalphotography.com/

Being curious, I wrote the publisher and asked whether they had available electronic form...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 18,329
Posted By Godfrey
The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll...

The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll pick it up too. :)

I do the same thing with cafes and photography: I ride my bicycle around, stopping to sit and watch, and think. I have ideas for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,334
Posted By Godfrey
I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing...

I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing is driven by personal needs, but the value of that thing should be measured against objective, external standards of what it is capable of doing and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Godfrey
Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the...

Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the iMac. Nothing wrong with SD card, DNG file format (it is raw, you know) or anything like that.

I have not had any problems with any SD cards from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Godfrey
Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved...

Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved everything. Did that for years.

Then digital happened. My old film workflow went out the window as I rethought everything for digital.

I used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run...

I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run ultra high ISO, smash the curves with a pathological tone curve in image processing, underexpose, tweak anything, overexpose ... Play with it!

Digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,795
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet,...

Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet, though, and there are two days of photo opportunities yet to come ... and stuff going on in those days that might well win the prize. :)

I'll likely make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,334
Posted By Godfrey
That's your choice, not an objective assessment...

That's your choice, not an objective assessment of value.

And, by the way, if you don't want "any device" to do those things, why do you want to engage in this conversation? You need a device of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,334
Posted By Godfrey
So what? Value isn't entirely based on what...

So what? Value isn't entirely based on what something costs and what depreciation/return you get from selling it, or how quickly you turn it over. Value also implies how much use, and what sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,334
Posted By Godfrey
You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for...

You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for $1000. They'll need service and have to be fed with film for every exposure, so the price continues to rise. All they can do is make photographs.

You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,404
Posted By Godfrey
Helen:: I love your photos! :-) Charles::...

Helen:: I love your photos! :-)

Charles:: Getting the process under control to be consistent is the whole game with film. It's often a PITA.

---

I have simplified my film processing to an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! There is enough diversity in the world of...

Heh!

There is enough diversity in the world of photography that we don't all have to like the same kinds of work. Thankfully!

:)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,334
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like...

I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like I use all my cameras a lot. Do they replace each other? In some ways, yes. In other ways, no.

Each camera has its way of seeing. My goal as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By Godfrey
Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that...

Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that I use (now and then) ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289692067_4d2a5e970c_c.jpg

From left to right, and down the columns:

My wallet -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Godfrey
I never said you could do that with any/all...

I never said you could do that with any/all cameras, Barry. I said for the cameras that I always use on a tripod, I fitted a plate and never took it off.

When I pick a plate for a camera, I try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of...

Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of storage and carrying it in my bicycle bag. i could put it in my saddle bag too, it's so small and light. makes excellent quality photos!

The Rollei...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop...

I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop working. And it's too nice a camera to lose that way... :D

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake...

I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake you made was to buy tripods with heads that take incompatible camera plates. If you pick a clamp and plate attachment system, and then pick heads and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I pulled my Minox 35GT-E out of the box where...

I pulled my Minox 35GT-E out of the box where it's been sitting for a decade. Along with its dedicated flash unit, close up lens, and copy stand. All are in perfect working condition, as all of mine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By Godfrey
Wonderful stuff. I have a couple of Saul Leiter...

Wonderful stuff. I have a couple of Saul Leiter books and the video made of his work: he was quite a character!

It's nice when you find a photographer whose work resonates strongly with you. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,668
Views: 509,283
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49269632608_04...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49269632608_04a45d18ce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4MKfh)
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 Color (special frame)

:D

G
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks for the detail information about the why...

Thanks for the detail information about the why of this, Brett! :)

G
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 29,905
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed. Someone who is Zeiss personnel is going...

Indeed. Someone who is Zeiss personnel is going to be pretty particular about it.

In practical use, unless you're going to the limits to get certain qualities in your images, I'd not worry about it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. On my Leica IIIf, IIc, and IIf bodies, the...

Hmm. On my Leica IIIf, IIc, and IIf bodies, the shutter time selector spun with the shutter operation and didn't allow you to line up the time index unless the shutter was wound. It wasn't until the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 29,905
Posted By Godfrey
I have both the Makro-Planar 120 f/4 and the...

I have both the Makro-Planar 120 f/4 and the Sonnar 150 f/4. While the MP is definitely a better performer (both in comparison and in absolute terms) in the close up range, I wouldn't exactly call...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-19-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,294
Posted By Godfrey
Likely neither. I generally prefer landscape...

Likely neither. I generally prefer landscape photography done with a longer focal length.

That said, I do a lot of my photography with ultra wides although I don't really consider them landscape so...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I've had three Minox 35s over the years ... one...

I've had three Minox 35s over the years ... one the original 35EL, then a 35MX, and the current 35GT-E. All have worked perfectly. The first two were bought used and just succumbed to the usual "sell...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,362
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice indeed! :) G

Very nice indeed! :)

G
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
The Minox 35GT-E has essentially the same things...

The Minox 35GT-E has essentially the same things ... both with the hot shoe and the film wind (it's a knurled thumbwheel wind, IIRC; I can wind a frame with one swipe of my thumb if I position it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,362
Posted By Godfrey
I could care less about all the numbers and such....

I could care less about all the numbers and such.

I process all film the same way. What any given film records, I work with it to see whether it has value to me. If it doesn't, I don't use that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I found the same thing: Huss' photos are private...

I found the same thing: Huss' photos are private and only a specific rendering resolution is posted, so whatever RFF's imaging is set to affects their quality. Yours work fine. :)

This Ricoh FF-1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,093
Posted By Godfrey
The frame line selector on the M brings up the...

The frame line selector on the M brings up the 50/75 frame line pair by default with the Summicron-C 40mm (and M-Rokkor 40mm) lens. Many folks I know file the cam on the lens a little bit so that it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Godfrey
When I did my Blurb book, I used their premium...

When I did my Blurb book, I used their premium paper and went through two rounds of press-check printings to get the colors and such right as they would print it. It came out looking great.

IMO,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,630
Posted By Godfrey
I have a plain prism Nikon F and a Leica M4-2....

I have a plain prism Nikon F and a Leica M4-2. Both are excellent cameras and I have excellent lenses for both.

I pick which one I want to use based upon my whim of the moment. And what lens I want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 170,029
Posted By Godfrey
Out for a bicycle ride last Thursday and looking...

Out for a bicycle ride last Thursday and looking for holiday themed snappies with the Polaroid, I spied these guys by the side of the road in someone's front yard and couldn't...
Forum: Photo Software 12-15-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Godfrey
Minor note: Lightroom major updates after...

Minor note:
Lightroom major updates after initial purchase never cost me more than US$80 every 12 to 18 months. Only one had serious, serious bugs on release, to the point where they withdrew it and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,153
Posted By Godfrey
The F was introduced in '59, the F Photomic with...

The F was introduced in '59, the F Photomic with meter built into the head in '62, the F Photomic FT with TTL meter followed very soon after (either one or two years), and the F Photomic FTn came...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By Godfrey
Things we see certainly don't have film grain,...

Things we see certainly don't have film grain, but some things in some light are monochromatic in our perception, even if there are colors there. Be that as it may, B&W Photography exists because for...
Forum: Photo Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Godfrey
Affinity Photo is a good Photoshop-like app. It...

Affinity Photo is a good Photoshop-like app. It works well, although like Photoshop it's more of a 'Swiss army knife' pixel/graphics editor rather than being a parametric editor/DAM like LR.

One of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,153
Posted By Godfrey
I had all of the F, F2, F3, FM, FM2n, and FE2...

I had all of the F, F2, F3, FM, FM2n, and FE2 bodies over the years. The F was always my favorite, the F3 the one I had the longest, and an FM pair (FM and FM2n) the most used.

The FM became the...
Forum: Photo Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Godfrey
I just went through the first four videos in the...

I just went through the first four videos in the On1 Photo RAW 2020 Foundations webinar. They make clearer a number of details about the On1 toolset.

So far, I'm finding On1 to be learnable and...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Godfrey
This is why I archive the full installer of every...

This is why I archive the full installer of every software application I install, along with the keys.




The speed seems fine on my system.

It never appeared to me to be any kind Lightroom copy...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Godfrey
I'm working my way through learning On1 Photo RAW...

I'm working my way through learning On1 Photo RAW 2020 and (mostly) enjoying it. As I become proficient in it, LR will disappear into the past.
BTW, I have no idea what "Lightroom v6.7 Perpetual...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By Godfrey
There is no one "look" to film B&W just like...

There is no one "look" to film B&W just like there is no one look to digital B&W. The look is always up to how the photographer manipulates the capture medium via exposure and processing, then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,153
Posted By Godfrey
Same here. I have an early chrome plain prism F...

Same here. I have an early chrome plain prism F with Micro-Nikkor 55mm and AI'ed 28mm f/2 as my final Nikon SLR kit.

Over the years, the one I had and used the most is a race between my original F...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By Godfrey
Looks interesting. I haven't shot any color neg...

Looks interesting. I haven't shot any color neg in a long long time. Maybe I'll give it a whirl.

I presume it is C-41 chemistry .. Is that correct?

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Godfrey
I processed two rolls of film yesterday: a roll...

I processed two rolls of film yesterday: a roll of Minox format APX25 and a roll of Ilford HP5 exposed in the Hasselblad 500CM. They were processed identically, with the same developer, fixer, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,407
Posted By Godfrey
I used an ancient Domke bag. It was the bag that...

I used an ancient Domke bag. It was the bag that one of my Rolleiflex TLRs came in when I bought it in 1981. I have no idea what model the bag is: It looks like the Domke F3x but is a lot smaller....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Godfrey
While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I...

While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I still find it hard to let go of my Olympus E-M1 and it's because of the extraordinary versatility that the complex menu system and all of its implied...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Godfrey
Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica...

Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica said "No more service for the R8" and that was that.

It was a beautiful camera, I'm glad I owned it if even for only a short time.

G
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Godfrey
If only the R8's electronics were as robust as...

If only the R8's electronics were as robust as the body. Sigh. Mine was a particularly fussy machine ... sometimes it just wouldn't.
My Leicaflex SL is a rock, and it doesn't matter if the battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Godfrey
I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my...

I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my R8. Reason being that the R8's electronics were always a bit on the fussy side and, since I use these cameras only occasionally, I'd go for the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Godfrey
Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed...

Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed correctly, the images look even better than wet lab results ... unless you happen to be John Sexton or some other famous darkroom printer with a half a century...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love...

All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love coming back to this thread to see what new jewels you've posted.

I'm in the middle of completely changing my image processing workflow now, haven't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,379
Posted By Godfrey
I bought "another bag". Woo hoo. LOL! Having...

I bought "another bag". Woo hoo.

LOL!

Having spent a day carrying my Hasselblad 500CM again for the first time in ages, I realized that none of my bags made it a very handy thing to walk with....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Godfrey
The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and...

The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and color images in a single work isn't important. The question is: What is the work? How do you best achieve it?

Capriciously changing rendering style...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Godfrey
"I am not an object, I am a free man!" eh? best...

"I am not an object, I am a free man!"

eh? best pun I could come up with this morning. :D

G
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice, I like the concept a lot. It's...

Very nice, I like the concept a lot.

It's related to a book concept I've been working on, provides some inspirational seeds. :)

G
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Godfrey
At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the...

At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the basic Novoflex Magic Stand copystand instead. The BEOON is quite limited in its versatility ... It was designed for use with a 50mm lens and can't...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,297
Posted By Godfrey
I like those dreams... :D When I was in college...

I like those dreams... :D

When I was in college studying Mathematics, I'd do homework in my dreams: I'd wake up in the middle of the night and write down the proofs I'd cook up or write down the...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,630
Posted By Godfrey
Personally, I see little point to investing more...

Personally, I see little point to investing more effort and work in using Aperture at all. ...


Aperture has not been developed further since before 2015, and does not run at all on macOS Catalina...
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R,...

Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R, and M lenses on it, and sold it all for lack of use ... if I were to buy another SL series camera I'd go with the SL2 body first and use whatever lenses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Godfrey
Although I've had to use their services only very...

Although I've had to use their services only very infrequently, every time I have needed service Leica USA has been courteous and quick. I think the longest turnaround I've had was about five weeks,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(

Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Godfrey
The M240 is essentially the same size as the...

The M240 is essentially the same size as the M9/M-E: my M-P 240 fit right into the M9 half case. But the controls and screen don't align correctly, so a new half case cut properly for the M240 is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By Godfrey
Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting...

Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting it back on my cameras, I've adopted the Peak Design Leash as my standard strap for all my cameras other than the Hasselblad 500CM. This means that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Godfrey
The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is...

The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is to send it to MiNT camera for an overhaul. It's a complex, unusual camera that i don't have either the tools or techniques to work on: I let people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon...

I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon 50/1.8G, had one myself, and was not impressed with it. It seemed to me a fairly mediocre performer, decent for the money as a standard normal kit lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By Godfrey
An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9...

An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9 for many reasons. Most of the weight difference is the bigger, much more robust battery... a major plus. In the hand, I never noticed that it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Godfrey
You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter...

You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter runs horizontally in the III series Leica's. Gotten too used to the vertical shutter run of the digital Ms. :-)

Porosity of the shutter curtains is most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Godfrey
Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the...

Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the morning.

The focal plane reference mark allows you to make any number of measurements, including that of the lens mount register. It simply indicates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
I've now posted all the photos I made with the...

I've now posted all the photos I made with the Minox EC on the photo walk that I think are interesting. This is about my favorite of this bunch:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Godfrey
I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong. The symbol...

I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong.

The symbol indicates a location—where the focal plane is—from which a measurement can be made. It isn't the measurement itself. It is a reference mark.

For a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Godfrey
It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use...

It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use it quite frequently when I'm doing high magnification macro photography. It's useful for getting my setup roughed in for the correct magnification...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By Godfrey
I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator...

I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator symbol is related to the plimsoll mark used on ships' hulls to indicate the maximum safe loading to maintain safe buoyancy.

The plimsoll mark gives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without...

Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without a doubt a focal plane shutter running irregularly, in need of at least a good CLA if not shutter curtain replacement.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 5,433
Posted By Godfrey
I'm a little less than halfway through the pint...

I'm a little less than halfway through the pint of HC-110 concentrate I bought in 1999... Still does very well. At this rate, I'll be 90 before I'm out of the stuff at my current rate of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,016
Posted By Godfrey
All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK...

All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK or France, Citroen XMs stalked and taunted me. Really loved the look of them and the technology. Never sold in the USA ... sigh.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34660d0f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hMtmms)
Minox EC + Minopan 100
HC-110 1:49 for 7 min @ 76°F

enjoy! G
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,016
Posted By Godfrey
I don't use a signature on forums by default, as...

I don't use a signature on forums by default, as a general rule, because on a forum my posts are plentiful enough and there's a good mechanism (the profile) for people to learn anything I want to let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Godfrey
I've only rarely found that photo examples posted...

I've only rarely found that photo examples posted on line made with a camera I'm interested in gave me any useful information about whether I'd like that camera or lens.

Sample raw files of diverse...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-15-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Godfrey
Robert, The printed zine arrived yesterday,...

Robert,

The printed zine arrived yesterday, just had the chance to open it this morning. It is superb! The photographs look so much better as printed images than on a computer screen!

A marvelous...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Godfrey
I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's...

I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's an even more restrictive format. Stefan has run the last couple of them.

Let's keep it a print swap for this round. And yeah, up to a standard US...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ......

Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ... actually on the way to the meet up point. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49060683948_4d34014d3a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKjQ6b)
Minox EC
Minopan...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Godfrey
It all depends on the individual camera and...

It all depends on the individual camera and lens/shutter assemblies. Most could probably be done, degree of difficulty is the kicker. There's a point after which the effort isn't warranted by the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Godfrey
A print swap would be fun. Generally speaking,...

A print swap would be fun.

Generally speaking, the rules of a print swap are up to the originator to define. Whether the prints are B&W or color, wet lab or inkjet, what sizes are acceptable, etc...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,362
Posted By Godfrey
While Ferrania film has been a bit of a...

While Ferrania film has been a bit of a disappointment, I wouldn't get all bent out of shape about it. Any startup/new venture is a risky thing. By and large, 18 out of 20 efforts I've backed have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Perhaps what I like most about film...

Thank you!

Perhaps what I like most about film photography is the uncertainty and thrill in discovery: You just never know exactly what you've done until later.

I scanned three rolls of Minox...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D G

I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this...

CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this comment. So I had to stop and think about it a good while.

"...anly a photographer..." vs "...a photographer/artist...": Hmmm. That's a different...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea about the framing accuracy that...

I have no idea about the framing accuracy that you asked about, just responding about the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special. It is a superb lens in every respect: Light weight, fast focusing, beautiful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, Helen and CJC! I've been working on...

Thank you, Helen and CJC!

I've been working on the Minox EC roll today. There are some amuzing photos in there! It's fun to get back into the Minox aesthetic... :)

...Vince ... East Bay...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact...

Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact him, let me know... He might want his print—the photo of me!—back. I feel I should offer it at least. :-)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x...

Thank you!

Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x Ming Edition by MiNT. It's a nice piece... I bought it even though I have the SLR670m because it handles both the SX-70 and the 600 speed films on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Godfrey
"Analog Forever" photo walk in San Francisco...

I signed up to obtain a first issue of the new Analog Forever (https://www.analogforevermagazine.com) magazine a few months ago. A week or three ago, I received an invite to a San Francisco photo...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Godfrey
Bravo, Robert! I ordered both ebook and print...

Bravo, Robert!

I ordered both ebook and print version through blurb.com in the USA. Yes, they charged in euros but I paid with PayPal and that'll convert automatically.

Can't wait to see it! The...
Forum: Travel 11-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,372
Posted By Godfrey
That's a bit more gear that I usually want to...

That's a bit more gear that I usually want to carry, but eh? I usually end up carrying as much or more anyway. Such it is. Have a good trip!

My choice would be to carry the Leica CL, four...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,187
Posted By Godfrey
If the only reason you were buying something via...

If the only reason you were buying something via remote sales was to avoid paying taxes, well, that is coming to a close. I wondered when the government was going to start enforcing collection of tax...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit...

Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit reception! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,223
Posted By Godfrey
Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a...

Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a darn cool camera and have been tempted to buy one several times. I'm not exactly sure what I'd use it for, which is why I haven't, but still like it.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, I'll play:...

Okay, I'll play:

https://live.staticflickr.com/2409/2276752612_deefd76f2a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4tbXeo)
In Alviso, CA - 2008
Taken Feb 9, 2008
Panasonic L1 + Olympus ZD 50mm f/2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,223
Posted By Godfrey
Another big/little combination on yesterday's...

Another big/little combination on yesterday's cycle ride: Polaroid SLR670m by MiNT plus Minox C.

I made two exposures with the Polaroid and six with the Minox. It's a delight to have the Minox out...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding...

I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding compacts, like the Fuji GS645S) over the years. The modern Voigtländer Bessa had the best built-in viewfinder for glasses of all of them; I believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,223
Posted By Godfrey
My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with...

My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with the Polaroid SLR670a by MiNT. Got very appealing photographs with both.

G
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,428
Posted By Godfrey
An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine...

An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine body if you prefer having a meter in the camera. The M6 finder is .72x magnification, which works fine for me and my glasses. 28mm frame lines are a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Godfrey
Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury...

Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury camera site.

I'd look at their offerings to determine what lenses are best suited and ask for advice on known combinations that work well. The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
And, robert, you would also be very welcome to...

And, robert, you would also be very welcome to visit in California. I might head out with you for a piece of the journey. :)

Sheesh, I love road trips. I'm a dedicated addict to reading Jack...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 3,273
Posted By Godfrey
I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped...

I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped the train with the Fatboy Comp Carbon here in Santa Clara and exitted in Redwood...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,192
Posted By Godfrey
Leica is a privately held company again now, and...

Leica is a privately held company again now, and there's no demographic information available to the public on who exactly is purchasing their products. However, their annual profit and loss...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,192
Posted By Godfrey
If you didn't point your comments at me and other...

If you didn't point your comments at me and other photographers on this forum that buy Leica equipment, who were you pointing them at? Really... :D

It is of course a given that the audience is/has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,204
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and...

Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and one FM2n) and an M6 at the same time. The FM is the more versatile due to it being an SLR ... access to long lenses, no problems with focusing close...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,192
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red...

I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red dots or any of that foofawraw. I buy Leica gear because it works well for me, better than the competition. I don't know why folks would consider...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,192
Posted By Godfrey
A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger,...

A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger, requires. It certainly doesn't/can't do all that I, a photographer, require.

Why do we photographers mix these notions up all the time? Photographers...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,192
Posted By Godfrey
Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about...

Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about a particular brand, or not, is inconsequential. Making a big announcement about stopping is all just a lot of emotional drama, to me.

It seems a...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Godfrey
When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I...

When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I had an M-P typ 240 at the time.

For the work I intended to do with it, the SL was a better camera. I had both the 24-90 and 90-270 mm zoom lenses,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 23,676
Posted By Godfrey
1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the...

1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the last stage of the wash, hang to dry in my shower stall: no spots, no scratches, dry and ready to scan in 30 minutes.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By Godfrey
I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion...

I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion different ways.

This set is from my recent "snap a photo of all the people I have lunch with" notion. They're mostly head shots, sometimes a small...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,086
Posted By Godfrey
I am heading up to San Francisco for an...

I am heading up to San Francisco for an evening/overnight dalliance (dancing tonight at the club, stay overnight, brunch and shopping tomorrow morning... :)). I plan to carry a minimal camera kit for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 9,181
Views: 909,379
Posted By Godfrey
A sequence of silly things has ended up with me...

A sequence of silly things has ended up with me buying a Mamiya Press 23 Super with both roll film and sheet film backs as well as the Sekor 50mm f/6.3 lens. It's a beautiful old beast of a camera:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-19-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific. G

I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific.

G
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-19-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow...

Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow two simultaneous, activated copies of the app to be running, whether on macOS, or Windows, or both.

You need to download the correct installer for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,086
Posted By Godfrey
From when I got it to when I sold it, my Leica...

From when I got it to when I sold it, my Leica M-D had either the 35 or the 50 mm lens on it almost all the time. Other lenses constitute perhaps less than 10% of all the photos I made with that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,011
Posted By Godfrey
I ordered an M Monochrom typ 246 when they were...

I ordered an M Monochrom typ 246 when they were announced. The reason I don't have one is that after waiting for at least five-six months, they hadn't delivered it yet, no dealer had it in stock yet,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you all for your opinions. G

Thank you all for your opinions.

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Godfrey
I had a v1 LTM 15mm. It was an ok performer only,...

I had a v1 LTM 15mm. It was an ok performer only, particularly at corners and edges, even on film. But fun to use anyway and made good photos. Never used it on digital.

The v3 is a much better...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,233
Posted By Godfrey
That's reasonable, thanks Doug! G

That's reasonable, thanks Doug!

G
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I have a different attitude towards this. It's...

I have a different attitude towards this. It's just obvious to me from what Adobe is doing with their business that they don't want me as their customer, that's all. They're focused on where they...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Godfrey
I've seen a report on another photo forum that...

I've seen a report on another photo forum that someone who had LR 6.14 installed on his system upgraded to Catalina and it continues to run, although the Maps and Web modules are dead (Maps has been...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,009
Posted By Godfrey
That may be so, but you never have the total...

That may be so, but you never have the total control of your print that I like when you depend upon an external service to do your printing. Cost is only one aspect of making prints, and not the most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to...

Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to them.

My 500CM is "next film camera up" to load and go shooting with... I think I'll concentrate on playing with the Distagon 50mm lens. :)

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Godfrey
The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the...

The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the M typ 240 and later bodies, the tripod mount is in the body, the baseplate simply has a pass-through hole to it. As far as I recall, the M9 tripod...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
The backend SPI for the Map module changed some...

The backend SPI for the Map module changed some time back due to a change at Adobe, and Adobe will not update Lightroom 6 perpetual license to be compatible. I've disabled the module in my...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,009
Posted By Godfrey
Read the whole thread. I used an Epson R2400...

Read the whole thread.

I used an Epson R2400 from 2005 until 2014 (or 2015) and made literally thousands of prints with it. No problems, although I could tell it was past its due by date at the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,941
Views: 385,560
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering...

Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering around Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48899259897_47f882e934_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hv4ukT)
Leica CL +...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-13-2019
Replies: 577
Views: 85,752
Posted By Godfrey
In the past couple of months, I've run about five...

In the past couple of months, I've run about five packs of varied, fresh SX-70 and 600 speed B&W and Color film. Frankly, I'm delighted with *all* of it! The two B&W and two color emulsions render...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I can't recall the details differences between LR...

I can't recall the details differences between LR 5 and LR 6, but I know I need LR 6.1x for Leica CL raw compatibility. (Earlier versions will open the files but the Adobe Standard camera calibration...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
It requires your machine talk to their servers on...

It requires your machine talk to their servers on a regular basis to vet and authenticate, and there's no guarantee that the rendering qualities from one revision to the next, remain the same....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 775
Posted By Godfrey
I've been using Macintosh operating system...

I've been using Macintosh operating system computers since 1984. I have never run antivirus software, and have never had a virus get in. Neither at home on open networks or at work (I worked for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By Godfrey
i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who...

i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who sweated bullets over the completely different shutter, auto-return mirror mechanism, auto-return aperture diaphragm, new lens mount, new body...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Godfrey
The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to...

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to key into the Nikon F and F2 bodies, and shouldn't be used on anything else without understanding the keying and how to implement it.



There are...
Forum: Photo Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Godfrey
I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some...

I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some time, on both macOS and iOS (now iPadOS too). It takes a little study and practice to get the hang of it, but I think it's quite good in the end....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Godfrey
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Fi...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Finder-Viewfinder-for-F2-Japan/193135337496

$35 at present.

G
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Godfrey
A plain prism would work to lighten the camera...

A plain prism would work to lighten the camera too, but cost for one in good condition is $100-$250. A waist level finder is lighter, smaller, and costs as low as $35.

Hacking an FTn prism finder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By Godfrey
I seem to recall that's true, but they're not...

I seem to recall that's true, but they're not Nikon Fs ... :D
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Godfrey
Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you...

Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you can find it. A waist level finder is $40 from Ebay. :)

The Nikon F and F2 already have their own accessory shoe anyway... and there are plenty of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Wacky thread. The Nikon F is a single lens...

LOL! Wacky thread.

The Nikon F is a single lens reflex camera. Stripped of its metering prism finder and fitted with a 21mm lens that requires mirror lockup to fit, and the matching viewfinder, it's...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By Godfrey
Hey Raid, The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first...

Hey Raid,

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first ultra-wide lens I used, on loan from my uncle, in 1969 to 1972 or so. I used it on a Nikon F body. It's a terrific performer, IMO.

The easiest thing...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools...

I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools that work correctly on macOS Catalina and adapt my workflow to them.

RAW Power combined with Photos for image management is looking pretty good for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I always keep a copy of the installer for the...

I always keep a copy of the installer for the current and last operating system available; no point to going back farther than that. I also keep an external drive with a clone of my boot drive setup...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the...

I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the information on the Adobe website, Lightroom version 6.14 is the very last perpetual license revision of Lightroom. I have never subscribed to any of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-04-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave....

LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave. The Maps module no longer functions, due to changes in the back end interface to the geolocation library that Adobe will no longer update, and I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-04-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...)...

The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...) is a little different. Apple only supports the latest revision due to all the authentication certification required, and doesn't support backwards...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
This is not rocket science. :-) Apple Support...

This is not rocket science. :-)

Apple Support will always have access to the Mojave installer, just like most developers will need access to it for testing purposes. It may not be available for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Godfrey
I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been...

I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been totally reliable and matched a half a dozen very different displays, when I had multiple systems running simultaneously.

It was the colorimeter...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Godfrey
Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it....

Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it. Thanks!



Yeah, I agree. I decided not to try to sell mine a year or two back and gave them all to friends who wanted to play and knew the risks. It was a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,151
Posted By Godfrey
I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS...

I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS Mojave to preserve LR v6.14 perpetual license. I won't upgrade it ... I'll buy a new mini and move over to that when I'm ready and move away from LR at...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard...

Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard equipment. ??

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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Godfrey
Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't...

Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't have the resources to do that.

BTW: My Minolta Instant Pro had the same inconsistencies of operation that my Spectra Pro and standard Spectras did....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Godfrey
In the PO note, there was also a note from their...

In the PO note, there was also a note from their technical head that they'd been working on the Spectra cameras for a long time, trying to correct the issues that are developing. The problems are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Godfrey
Spectra film discontinued

I was saddened to receive the notice from Polaroid Originals this morning that they have discontinued production of Spectra format films. Evidently, the cameras are simply aging out and no longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,763
Posted By Godfrey
Nowhere interesting.

Nowhere interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,763
Posted By Godfrey
I love making photographs, every day. Today I...

I love making photographs, every day. Today I shot film, like I do about every other day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48829597271_fe4856af1d_c.jpg
MiNT InstaKon RF70

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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,763
Posted By Godfrey
The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's...

The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's been here all the time.
The few that continue to use it know this.

So what's the big deal?

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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,763
Posted By Godfrey
It's a waste of time for me to not have instant...

It's a waste of time for me to not have instant feedback at these kinds of events now that it is available. Why bother with film? There's no advantage to it.

I was shooting these events with film...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,520
Posted By Godfrey
I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of...

I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of them more than once. The FV was my favorite, and the various Zuiko prime lenses outstanding. The zoom lenses of that era weren't really up to the grade...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,763
Posted By Godfrey
Since I've never stopped using film even while...

Since I've never stopped using film even while digital came into being and has moved well beyond it, I have to wonder why the notion that "some others are using film again!" is such a big deal....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-30-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,065
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This...

Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This is the Sekor 50mm lens fitted the the junked Mamiya Press 23 Universal body that I'm scavenging the lens mount from:...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By Godfrey
Each camera sees the world differently. Once you...

Each camera sees the world differently. Once you know how each of your cameras sees, regardless of film or digital capture, your vision of a scene includes which "eyes" you are going to see it with,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,101
Posted By Godfrey
:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em. I've...

:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em.

I've spent most of the past thirty years de-mystifying stuff like this in the various positions that made up my career. People talking about how 'magical' it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By Godfrey
+1 My camera travel kit for the four day trip to...

+1

My camera travel kit for the four day trip to Southern California I just returned from included the iPhone 8 Plus, the Leica CL with Summilux 35, Summitar 75, and Voigtländer 10mm lenses in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,105
Posted By Godfrey
EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The...

EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The numbers aren't there.

Refurbishing a Polaroid SX-70 is a tremendous amount of hand work, all of which is very costly. Refurbishing and UPGRADING an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,101
Posted By Godfrey
Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly...

Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly complete waste of time photographically albeit a fun hobby for a camera enthusiast.

The guy's article is just a bunch of software engineering jargon...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,065
Posted By Godfrey
All depends how you consider it. The film is good...

All depends how you consider it. The film is good and can record nice fine detail if you fit the right lens in front of it. Considered as a positive capture film camera and embedded with a copy...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,065
Posted By Godfrey
It takes time and use to get the most out of any...

It takes time and use to get the most out of any camera, so please pull out your RF70 and make photographs with it! :)

The Sekor 50mm lens arrived, as did the junk bare body Mamiya 23 Press to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,105
Posted By Godfrey
There is not enough audience for such things to...

There is not enough audience for such things to be created new. I have three or four excellent 35mm "advanced P&S" cameras. All in perfect working order, and will be for years of use to come. There...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-28-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-) Well,...

I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-)



Well, Polaroid day was mostly a bust. Traffic getting from Hollywood down to San Diego pretty much sucked up the entire day sitting in the car, then I spent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,105
Posted By Godfrey
There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited...

There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited production run" of any high precision mechanical device than "just license someone" can possibly express. And a huge amount of cost, even if you do...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-26-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,056
Posted By Godfrey
I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35...

I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35 ... Far as I recall, the nomenclature for the Rollei 35 series always put the letter descriptor after the "35" ... so Rollei 35, 35S/35T, 35B, 35C,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-26-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,857
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely once more, Robert! :) I'm on day three of...

Lovely once more, Robert! :)

I'm on day three of another road trip. Day one and two were Leica CL and iPhone 8 Plus days; today is Polaroid SLR670x day. I have two packs of film, one BW one Color,...
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