Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000
Search took 5.18 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: giganova
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 12,069
Posted By giganova
Hm, never heard of Ricoh FF1 -- looks intriguing!

Hm, never heard of Ricoh FF1 -- looks intriguing!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 12,069
Posted By giganova
I'm also looking for a pocketable film...

I'm also looking for a pocketable film camera.

Previously had an Olympus MJU II which is outstanding, but it bothered me that it makes noises when I switch it on and it advances the film. Plus, you...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 6,415
Posted By giganova
You are responding to this 10 years later? :eek:

You are responding to this 10 years later? :eek:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By giganova
Lens Cap for 35/2 Summicron?

Hi all --

I lost the plastic end cap for my Leica 35/2 vIII Summicron on top of a glacier in the Argentine Andes, ops! So much for not littering, I'm sure a condor will eat it and die. :o

Any idea...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,500
Posted By giganova
Some people get bitter when they get old.

Some people get bitter when they get old.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,623
Posted By giganova
Hm, the Ortho has very limited applications:...

Hm, the Ortho has very limited applications: wouldn't use it for portraits because skin tones will be off, and for landscape you have white skies ... the opposite I'm going for. But the idea that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,848
Posted By giganova
My frustration with 50mm lenses is: you have this...

My frustration with 50mm lenses is: you have this big, bright & brilliant range finder, and when you use a 50mm lens, you throw away half of that gorgeous view and all you're left is a small bit in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,623
Posted By giganova
My guess would be a native ISO 800 and some...

My guess would be a native ISO 800 and some instant b&w film. Instant is where all the money is and maybe they want to chip away from Fuji's Instax film dominance?
Forum: Travel 10-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By giganova
Not sure if you have seen my...

Not sure if you have seen my pictures:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163807&highlight=Buenos+Aires
Forum: Travel 10-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By giganova
Ah, Montevideo, the beaches of the rich & famous!...

Ah, Montevideo, the beaches of the rich & famous! A lot of A-list celebrities from Hollywood live or spend some time there. :D

Right across the river from Buenos Aires is Colonia, a historic...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By giganova
You sure you want to go to both Iguazu and...

You sure you want to go to both Iguazu and Ushuaia on the same trip? You need both summer and winter cloth, Iguazu is tropical, hot and humid while Ushuaia will be wintery cold with rain, possibly...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By giganova
I'll go to Argentina for the 10th time next week....

I'll go to Argentina for the 10th time next week. Each time I go I take one body with one lens (different lens every time I go). This time it will be an M4 with a 35/2 Summicron and 30 rolls of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,898
Posted By giganova
I rather hope that there will be a new generation...

I rather hope that there will be a new generation of skilled repair technicians that will keep our gear alive.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,147
Posted By giganova
I sometimes take my Mamiya RZ67 out at parties to...

I sometimes take my Mamiya RZ67 out at parties to entertain them with the shutter noise ... absolutely gorgeous sound that covers so many frequencies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By giganova
There's tons of "automatic" (non-TTL) flashes on...

There's tons of "automatic" (non-TTL) flashes on Ebay with a PC cord that go for as little as a few dollars because nobody uses them anymore. You can pick any. My favorite are the Mecabitz 32...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By giganova
I do 21mm with flash a lot. Since you don't need...

I do 21mm with flash a lot. Since you don't need to focus, you can hold the flash in your left hand. Just what Gilden does (who is not a hack in my book but one of the most significant and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2015-11-30-0013_2.jp...

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2015-11-30-0013_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2015-11-30-0005_2.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By giganova
I haven't used any other film since 1982....

I haven't used any other film since 1982. :D

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2015-07-21-0015_800pix.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2015-07-21-0017_800pix.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 3,112
Views: 750,442
Posted By giganova
Mamiya RZ67 on Ilford...

Mamiya RZ67 on Ilford...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 3,112
Views: 750,442
Posted By giganova
Mamiya RZ67, 50mm f/4.5 (23mm equivalent) on...

Mamiya RZ67, 50mm f/4.5 (23mm equivalent) on Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,257
Posted By giganova
And bring 10 extra hours and give your credit...

And bring 10 extra hours and give your credit card to your wife.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-16-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26,090
Posted By giganova
I am not the biggest fan of chrome ... but it has...

I am not the biggest fan of chrome ... but it has one big advantage: nobody will ever steal a chrome camera with a chrome lens because it looks old. Thieves associate valuable cameras with "black".
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 21,020
Posted By giganova
It lets more of the better photons through. :p

It lets more of the better photons through. :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By giganova
How is this competition great if Amazon is...

How is this competition great if Amazon is bankrupting all other stores (incl. camera and bookstores) and there is no alternative to online ordering?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By giganova
Lucky you, what else do you need? :D That's...

Lucky you, what else do you need? :D


That's exactly the reason why Leica went to great lengths and expenses and opened their own stores worldwide.

BTW, ordering and returning is my wife's new...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By giganova
My nephew surfs there every week.

My nephew surfs there every week.
Forum: Leica SL 09-14-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,547
Posted By giganova
Your picture doesn't look anything like the...

Your picture doesn't look anything like the leaked photos. Is the thumbnail just your imagination or based on facts?

The design of the "leaked" images is ruined in my opinion by the protruding hot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,322
Posted By giganova
I don't know ... if you scan your negatives and...

I don't know ... if you scan your negatives and give them some gentle Photoshop treatment (mostly levels, curves and contrast), all emulsions can be made look the same. Am I wrong here?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By giganova
Andy -- So sorry for that loss! Can you give...

Andy --

So sorry for that loss! Can you give some hints how this happened and tell us what you would do differently so we can all learn from your experience?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By giganova
Read my post again (store experience, building...

Read my post again (store experience, building relationship, free rentals/loaners, community programs ...).
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By giganova
Never heard of Popflash before ... my bad!

Never heard of Popflash before ... my bad!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2019
Replies: 7,475
Views: 3,828,126
Posted By giganova
What a great performer! Does the 2" refer to the...

What a great performer! Does the 2" refer to the focal length, 2 inch = 50mm? How do you focus sans rangefinder coupling?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2019
Replies: 7,475
Views: 3,828,126
Posted By giganova
Thank you, Erik! I blame you and astrobouy (who...

Thank you, Erik! I blame you and astrobouy (who sold me the lens) that I spent so much money :p
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By giganova
I would not buy such an expensive piece of...

I would not buy such an expensive piece of equipment online. Go to a Leica store, they have the same prices and it's fun talking to the people and sipping a glass of champagne while you decide. After...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By giganova
I printed one book with Blurb and it was...

I printed one book with Blurb and it was terrible! No deep blacks, low-contrast grays, blue hue ... just awful. I would never use Blurb again.

For the next book I used Ninjaprint. They have their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2019
Replies: 7,475
Views: 3,828,126
Posted By giganova
I need more M4! :D All bodies and lenses have a...

I need more M4! :D

All bodies and lenses have a fresh CLA, all in mint condition. The original black paint arrived today, the Summicron lens yesterday. Can't wait to go shooting with this new combo!...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,213
Posted By giganova
Don't hit me ... these were taking with a digital...

Don't hit me ... these were taking with a digital camera, and not even a rangefinder (Fuji X-T3)! :eek:

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI1119_v2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI1149_v2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,213
Posted By giganova
Thanks, Doug!

Thanks, Doug!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,412
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-03-18-0006_2.jp...

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-03-18-0006_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-03-19-0052_2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,412
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0054_2-1....

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0054_2-1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,213
Posted By giganova
W/NW: Clouds

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-02-20-0001_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-02-20-0012_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-03-19-0029_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-04-11-...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,412
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-09-20-0001_2.jp...

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2017-09-20-0001_2.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,044
Posted By giganova
I don't have that problem: all my cameras (35 and...

I don't have that problem: all my cameras (35 and 120) are loaded with Ilford FP-4, the only film I have and will ever use. :rolleyes:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By giganova
I think the X-H1 was cannibalized by the X-T3...

I think the X-H1 was cannibalized by the X-T3 which was released earlier and has everything people wanted in a mirrorless camera, plus it is smaller, lighter, has a longer battery life, and is $500...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,116
Posted By giganova
I keep stockpiling because I can't believe how...

I keep stockpiling because I can't believe how cheap it is. A roll of 120 Ilford FP-4 for $4.95 ... how long can it stay that cheap? :confused:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Yeah, but you would still need to send it off for...

Yeah, but you would still need to send it off for a CLA, especially if it was not used, and add $300-400 plus shipping — if there is nothing wrong. If you add that, it isn’t really that good of a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Thanks, Erik, that’s a beauty. I will probably...

Thanks, Erik, that’s a beauty. I will probably get one of these three, the one you suggested or one of the two below. I’ve contacted all three sellers and they have all made me offers below...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
astrobuoy sold me his V3 Summicron from 1976 that...

astrobuoy sold me his V3 Summicron from 1976 that he had recently cleaned/lubed/calibrated by Leica:

http://giganova.com/Misc/Leica_35_Summicron.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2019
Replies: 7,475
Views: 3,828,126
Posted By giganova
Not mine, I saw this at the Newseum in...

Not mine, I saw this at the Newseum in Washington, DC: Nick Ut's camera & lens he used to shoot the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of children burned by napalm in Vietnam...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Found and bought a nice 35/2 Summicron....

Found and bought a nice 35/2 Summicron. :D

Thanks, astrobuoy!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Strangely, a slightly used latest-version 35/2...

Strangely, a slightly used latest-version 35/2 Summicron Aspherical can be had for the same price as a 50 year old one (around $1.6k). Weird!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Well, I do like character in a lens -- to some...

Well, I do like character in a lens -- to some extent. The photos with me 50/Rigid and 21/SA are beautiful in that they are not tack sharp, light seems to bleed into darker areas, which gives them a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
Great suggestions, thanks! I had a Summaron that...

Great suggestions, thanks!

I had a Summaron that I foolishly sold last year. But my next lens needs to be faster than f/2.8 so I can take more pictures indoors with less available light.

What do...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By giganova
60mm at f/8!! Only the glass wizards of Wetzlar...

60mm at f/8!! Only the glass wizards of Wetzlar could have achieved such a light bucket!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By giganova
35mm M Lens Recommendation?

Hi all!

I'm looking for 35mm M lens to complement my 21/SA and 50/Rigid because I thought a 21/35/50 would be a sweat combo. Not sure whether I'd benefit from Aspherical because I shoot B&W film...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,779
Posted By giganova
No, but you'd be surrounded by beautiful woman at...

No, but you'd be surrounded by beautiful woman at each cocktail party where you casually wear a Leica and whisper sweet words into your ear.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By giganova
Brilliant reply! :D

Brilliant reply! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,779
Posted By giganova
1:34: "Made in Germany", and the workers look...

1:34: "Made in Germany", and the workers look German to me, too:

Leica Lenses (https://vimeo.com/26251829)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By giganova
This project could be a good excuse to get into...

This project could be a good excuse to get into medium or large format photography. :D The Mamiya RZ67 has a huge built-in bellows that is great for close-up shots.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By giganova
Sublime! I would try separating the flowers...

Sublime!

I would try separating the flowers more by choosing a darker background or throwing more light at the orchards with hand-held mirrors or hand-held reflecting cards.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,779
Posted By giganova
Excellent point! The income of high-income people...

Excellent point! The income of high-income people has gone up much faster than middle class, and Leica does not target middle class income people with their line of M products.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2019
Replies: 7,475
Views: 3,828,126
Posted By giganova
Stunning! Do you have any photos taken with the...

Stunning! Do you have any photos taken with the lens?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By giganova
I think one fast but small "normal" prime would...

I think one fast but small "normal" prime would be a good combo when you don't want to carry the larger zoom around. I have a Fuji XF 23mm f/2 on my X-T3 which is a stellar performer, tiny, and...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By giganova
Quick -- buy a vintage Minolta on Ebay before...

Quick -- buy a vintage Minolta on Ebay before they skyrocket in price!

I remember when one of the Kardashians was on a talk show with a Contax and Ebay went crazy that night!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
M lenses can be used on digital bodies, so I'd...

M lenses can be used on digital bodies, so I'd rather stay in the M system for the glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
Sorry to hear about your horrible experience!!...

Sorry to hear about your horrible experience!!

I hear you and having been in Buenos Aires already 9 times, I know exactly what you mean. I have relatives and friends who live there who are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
My situation has slightly changed: will be...

My situation has slightly changed: will be spending a couple of weeks in October in Argentina, Terra de Fuego, Ushuaia, glacier park, and two weeks in Buenos Aires.

I'm having two Leica M4s, a 21mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,314
Posted By giganova
I love the Job reels & tanks. Catlabs still has...

I love the Job reels & tanks. Catlabs still has them new.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
I wish someone would repaint in Hammertone. So...

I wish someone would repaint in Hammertone. So pretty with the silver...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
Must have been inspired by the Lennie Kravitz M-P...

Must have been inspired by the Lennie Kravitz M-P Correspondent edition :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
I'll try that, and if successful, I'll paint your...

I'll try that, and if successful, I'll paint your Leicas in any color you want for $500.- -- which saves RFF members over $300 compared to services offered by others! :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
This seller from Taiwan seems to be doing a great...

This seller from Taiwan seems to be doing a great repaint job:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LEICA-M2-RANGEFINDER-FILM-CAMERA-REPAINTED-MATTE-BLACK-CLAd-EX-90D-W/143309408424

There a Japanese repaint...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
Thanks! How hard can it be to paint a few small...

Thanks!

How hard can it be to paint a few small metal parts? ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By giganova
Repaint Recommendation?

I am thinking about buying a beat-up camera body, getting it repainted, put on new covers, and a CLA/restoration.

Any recommendations who does a good repaint job in the US?

In what order do you do...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 67,819
Posted By giganova
Olympus MJU II, brand new, for $20 at an estate...

Olympus MJU II, brand new, for $20 at an estate sale.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
Most of the Federal Government IS outside of...

Most of the Federal Government IS outside of Washington, DC: only 1/6 of the federal workforce is in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Virginia and Maryland. Less than 10% of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By giganova
If you only want to use standard lenses, them the...

If you only want to use standard lenses, them the M10 is the obvious choice. But if you need to reach further or have a need to tap into the ever-growing range of L-mount lenses, the SL is the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
I'm closer than you think: most pictures are...

I'm closer than you think: most pictures are taken with wide angle lenses and I am right into their faces!

Strangely, of the dozens of homeless people I have photographed, none has ever asked me for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By giganova
To me, anything not made in Solms or Wetzlar is...

To me, anything not made in Solms or Wetzlar is not Leica. Touché!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By giganova
To me, lenses always come first. If you have a...

To me, lenses always come first. If you have a collection of M lenses, I'd rather get an M10 body.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
Its a bit too early to show the juxtaposition...

Its a bit too early to show the juxtaposition because the neighborhood is still in transformation. But showing the contrast is exactly what I have in mind.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
This guy is homeless and HIV positive. When he...

This guy is homeless and HIV positive. When he saw me and my camera, he asked if I could take a picture of him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-08-07_006_2....

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-08-07_006_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2016-04-01-0016_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2016-06-26-0011_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-06-06-0004_2...

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-06-06-0004_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-06-06-0006_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/Union_Market_002_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Marke...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2016-05-17-0005_2...

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2016-05-17-0005_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-06-06-0007_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/2019-08-07_007_2.jpg

http://giganova.com/Union_Market/...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By giganova
Faces of Gentrification

Hi friends!

Union Market (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Market) is a neighborhood in Washington D.C. that is undergoing -- like so many other places -- rapid gentrification: Less than a mile...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 7,115
Posted By giganova
I have a light yellow filter as protection on one...

I have a light yellow filter as protection on one of my lenses. Light yellow has such a tiny effect on contrast that it isn't wort thinking about it much.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By giganova
I thought about this today, too: tap water is 76º...

I thought about this today, too: tap water is 76º F, so I put two ice cubes into the graduate when I mix the developer to bring the temp down to 68º F. However, that's not enough: the developing tank...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,977
Posted By giganova
Totally great!

Totally great!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 978
Views: 48,215
Posted By giganova
Yes, absolutely.

Yes, absolutely.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-06-2019
Replies: 978
Views: 48,215
Posted By giganova
Didn't intend to offend anyone. To me, Leica M...

Didn't intend to offend anyone.

To me, Leica M cameras are the pinnacle of German precision engineering. As such, a combination of an expensive mechanical masterpiece with a blatant copy of a lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,175
Posted By giganova
I think with the resurgence of film photography...

I think with the resurgence of film photography over the past few years, the market for cameras that are sold directly from original owners has dried up. All you see now are dealers and people who...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,777
Posted By giganova
Highly recommended! I have two M4s, one with a...

Highly recommended! I have two M4s, one with a 21/3.4 Super Angulon and one with a 50/2 Rigid permanently mounted. Way faster than changing lenses in the middle of the action, you have 72 frames...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By giganova
Gorilla glue is amazing. Don't use superglue, the...

Gorilla glue is amazing. Don't use superglue, the toxic outgassing might destroy your lens!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
OK, I sold all the "small" cameras and have $2k+...

OK, I sold all the "small" cameras and have $2k+ to play with (wife approved). I'm left with:


M4 with a 50/2 Rigid
M4 with a 21/3.4 Super Angulon
Mamiya RZ67 with 50/110/250mm lenses

What would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,246
Posted By giganova
6 Mpix -- you are my hero!

6 Mpix -- you are my hero!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,246
Posted By giganova
The problem is the limited shelf life of digital...

The problem is the limited shelf life of digital cameras. After a few years, all you are left with is a limited-edition door stopper.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By giganova
Awesome, Peter! Have you seen the documentary...

Awesome, Peter! Have you seen the documentary "City of Cranes"?

http://www.cityofcranes.com
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,516
Posted By giganova
I dunno. The vignetting and colored corners...

I dunno. The vignetting and colored corners bother me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By giganova
I do the same. Also, if I scan right after the...

I do the same. Also, if I scan right after the negative have dried gives much fewer dust than having the negatives hang for a day. Makes a huge difference as a lot of dust in the air settles on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,605
Posted By giganova
Why are you not reusing SD cards? Do you also use...

Why are you not reusing SD cards? Do you also use forks & knives, plates and glasses only once? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By giganova
Les Rencontres d'Arles: who attended?

Would like to hear from those who went to Les Rencontres d'Arles. What are the most talked about exhibitions and what's hot in photography?

Thanks!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,699
Posted By giganova
For me: Sally Mann's wet plate collodium...

For me: Sally Mann's wet plate collodium photography.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,699
Posted By giganova
The reason why I can't get along with digital...

The reason why I can't get along with digital photography: I walk around with my Fuji X-T3, take tons of photos, but when I get home I need to download and review hundreds & hundreds of files! What...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,766
Posted By giganova
My favorite camera is my Mamiya RZ67 with that...

My favorite camera is my Mamiya RZ67 with that amazing 110/2.8 lens. Buts its not the most practical camera because it is awkward to carry. I don't mind its size & weight, but it is so uncomfortable...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 68,036
Posted By giganova
Definitely beautiful, but I'd rather have the...

Definitely beautiful, but I'd rather have the X1D-II with a wide angle lens. Saves a couple of thousand $$, the ergonomic is much better and has a ELV.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By giganova
No haze, everything looks perfect. Here's are two...

No haze, everything looks perfect. Here's are two examples from my Rigid. Does it look OK to you? I find it a bit soft. But maybe my scanner is slightly out of focus?...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 678
Views: 86,681
Posted By giganova
I need to travel more: all cafés I have ever been...

I need to travel more: all cafés I have ever been to in the US has one person per table staring at a laptop and iPhone!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By giganova
"Upgrade" from Summicron to Summilux?

Hi all --

I have a Summicron 50/2 "Rigid" on one of my M4, which is in excellent condition. But it is rather soft wide open, which limits the usefulness to f/2.8 and beyond, and the coating doesn't...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,741
Posted By giganova
Nothing. Its too dam hot in Washington DC to...

Nothing. Its too dam hot in Washington DC to leave air conditioned rooms. In the winter its too cold. Spring and Fall would be great, but climate change got rid of Spring + Fall. Its either too hot...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3,720
Posted By giganova
I would never want to have a piece of Nazi...

I would never want to have a piece of Nazi memorabilia in my house. :eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,098
Posted By giganova
What a nice chap! I love his sense of humor, that...

What a nice chap! I love his sense of humor, that he spends so much time just observing and taking it in, talking to people.

And of course I admire that he uses medium format film, always wide open,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,257
Posted By giganova
An augmented reality hybrid optical viewfinder...

An augmented reality hybrid optical viewfinder film camera, in the form factor of an M camera, with:


autofocus lenses
eye detection
optical viewfinder that overlays the focus area electronically...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,032
Posted By giganova
I want a picture of the rumored freezer stocked...

I want a picture of the rumored freezer stocked with film ... or better: the entire freezer!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,689
Posted By giganova
I earned $10k over 5 months (in todays $$), that...

I earned $10k over 5 months (in todays $$), that was enough to buy a nice Leica kit.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,689
Posted By giganova
When I was 16 years old, I worked for 5 months to...

When I was 16 years old, I worked for 5 months to save enough money to by my first camera. Went to a photo store with my dad and played with a few models, Canon, Minolta and Leica. I immediately...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By giganova
Handheld MF?

For 135m film, the rule of thumb for hand held shots is "longest exposure time = reciprocal focal length", i.e, 50mm = 1/50 sec. Does the same rule apply for MF or should it be adjusted to shorter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2019
Replies: 526
Views: 180,300
Posted By giganova
The cigarettes, the broken mirror, the trench...

The cigarettes, the broken mirror, the trench coats, everyone else turned away -- amazing shot! :eek:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,605
Posted By giganova
If I win the lottery, I'll buy it just to annoy...

If I win the lottery, I'll buy it just to annoy you all! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,471
Posted By giganova
I had an FM for a while but didn't like the 3-LED...

I had an FM for a while but didn't like the 3-LED exposure display and wish it had the FE needle meter. Too little information with a 3-LED display. With a needle meter you know the exposure time and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
Haha, no: he looked at me ... and looked at me...

Haha, no: he looked at me ... and looked at me ... and when he realized that this tiny thing in my hand that was pointing at him was a camera (Minox), he freaked out, jumped and ran away! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
Regarding MF or LF: Isn't analogue photography...

Regarding MF or LF:

Isn't analogue photography all about embracing the flaws of film and the beauty of grain? If I wanted tack sharp photos, wide tonality and great resolution, I would buy a 47Mpix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
This was taken with the Olympus MJU II. I am...

This was taken with the Olympus MJU II. I am posting the pictures because I find it funny. :D

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2019-06-06-0005_2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
Yes, I bought maybe ten or so over the past two...

Yes, I bought maybe ten or so over the past two years (all advertised as in "mint condition" and fully functional), returned the ones that had shutter issues and kept four that worked because I know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,686
Posted By giganova
What film camera should I get next?

My camera collection is growing steadily ... love them all:


M4 with a 50/2 Rigid -- the setup I use most of the time. Lovely!
M4 with a 21/3.4 Super Angulon -- when I need a wider field of view.
...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-20-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,605
Posted By giganova
Speak for yourself, I find the Drifter fantastic...

Speak for yourself, I find the Drifter fantastic -- a proper Leica for a real rock star!

Keep in mind that most special editions sell out before they even hit the streets and they substantially...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,185
Posted By giganova
I have to admit that if I had $10k to spend on a...

I have to admit that if I had $10k to spend on a digital camera with a standard lens, I'd prefer the X1D II over a Leica M10 or SL. The design is simply gorgeous and they addressed most of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,185
Posted By giganova
True, in their video they even had a gray-bearded...

True, in their video they even had a gray-bearded hipster grab this Hassi, get into his -- electric! -- Mustang and drive to a photo shoot. :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,185
Posted By giganova
Excuse my ignorance, but who's the target...

Excuse my ignorance, but who's the target customer for this? No professional photographer working for an Ad company and needs 50Mpix would use old manual lenses ... and no rich enthusiast/amateur...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,600
Posted By giganova
deleted ...

deleted ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By giganova
I bought my first camera in 1984: a R4 with a...

I bought my first camera in 1984: a R4 with a 35/2 lens. Absolutely loved it -- but in 2008 I sold it and regretted the decision ever since. I bought three R4s over the past few years, but none of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By giganova
Just another data point: keep the (timeless) M4...

Just another data point: keep the (timeless) M4 and sell the M7. This is a good time to sell an M7 because production stopped and there is still a demand.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,605
Posted By giganova
That thing screams "rockstar" -- I love it!...

That thing screams "rockstar" -- I love it!
Would look better in bronze than in brown, though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,186
Posted By giganova
I don't want to start a war, but ... :D Wouldn't...

I don't want to start a war, but ... :D

Wouldn't the M-A be one of the best film M ever built? I don't see much love on this forum for the M-A and I always wondered why. I don't have one, but as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,186
Posted By giganova
If Ken Rockwell says so, it must be true....

If Ken Rockwell says so, it must be true. :rolleyes:
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By giganova
She definitely was, for better or for worse.

She definitely was, for better or for worse.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By giganova
Is this a trick question? At f/8 there shouldn't...

Is this a trick question? At f/8 there shouldn't be a difference. :confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,863
Posted By giganova
One body, one lens. That doesn't mean that you...

One body, one lens. That doesn't mean that you can't have multiple cameras and multiple lenses. But when I go out to shoot, I pick one body and one lens that gets me into the right state of mind to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By giganova
I only buy OEM batteries. There are too many...

I only buy OEM batteries. There are too many report of swollen aftermarket batteries that get stuck in the camera, or even burning and exploding batteries!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,121
Posted By giganova
Not true. Shopping malls are privately owned and...

Not true. Shopping malls are privately owned and they might have no-photography policies. At the very least they have a clause "The shopping center cannot be used for commercial or business purposes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,121
Posted By giganova
No need to argue with the poor security guy. He's...

No need to argue with the poor security guy. He's just doing his job. Just say "My apology, officer!" and move on. It happens to me so often (being escorted out of a shopping center, a public park,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,817
Posted By giganova
I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't...

I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't carry one of those "spy cameras". :D Imagine I'm in my bosses office when it falls out of my pocket!?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By giganova
Agreed, the 60/2.8, although slow, is one of the...

Agreed, the 60/2.8, although slow, is one of the best R lenses!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-24-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 29,504
Posted By giganova
The smaller, the quieter, the better. I love my...

The smaller, the quieter, the better. I love my Minox 35 for street photography because it is completely noiseless and so small that nobody will turn their heads. The 35mm lens is outstanding as...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-24-2019
Replies: 1,733
Views: 114,983
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2019-03-24-0001.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2019-03-24-0001.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2019
Replies: 282
Views: 12,530
Posted By giganova
What an amazing project! Maybe a faucet with a...

What an amazing project!

Maybe a faucet with a motion or touch sensor?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
There was a storm with 60 mph, heavy rain and...

There was a storm with 60 mph, heavy rain and hail moving through, and all of a sudden the sun broke though the clouds!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By giganova
I'd sell all of them and get a Summilux. All you...

I'd sell all of them and get a Summilux. All you need is one 50mm anyway.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,483
Posted By giganova
Watch this: a photo every 10...

Watch this: a photo every 10 seconds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6BRcZDOMyk
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,558
Posted By giganova
Good advice, I'd do exactly the same. All SSD is...

Good advice, I'd do exactly the same. All SSD is a smart move. But I'd rather get a MacBook instead of the Air because it is actually cheaper, smaller, thinner, lighter, and battery lasts forever.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,558
Posted By giganova
Fantastic plan!! If I were you, I'd skip the...

Fantastic plan!! If I were you, I'd skip the European leg of your trip and visit Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg) and some of the former Russian republics.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
Peter, I agree that the digital image looks very...

Peter, I agree that the digital image looks very good. The main differences are 1) overall sharpness and 2) how grain breaks up monotonous areas. Other than that, they are surprisingly similar.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
Its not pointless because I can only post digital...

Its not pointless because I can only post digital files here. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
I went around the corner to the Capitol and took...

I went around the corner to the Capitol and took nearly-identical shots: digital vs film!

One with the Fuji X-T3 and one with a Minox 35 on HP-5. Very light touch in Photoshop for both, no cropping....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
Not at all, these look wonderful -- except for...

Not at all, these look wonderful -- except for the sky in the first image, which is too smooth for my taste (but that might be my personal preference).
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
I have to admit that I have not seen any digital...

I have to admit that I have not seen any digital b&w photo that I liked, with the exception of Jacob Aue Sobol's photos -- and I have no clue how he does it (except for cranking up the contrast like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
Here are a few color photos for good...

Here are a few color photos for good measure:

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0200.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0406.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0418.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
Mark -- we almost crossed paths! I flew in to San...

Mark -- we almost crossed paths! I flew in to San Francisco, drove down Route 1 on the coast, spent two days in Monterey and drove back to the SFO airport. Epic ride, the scenery is spectacular!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
I used the "Monochrome with a yellow filter"...

I used the "Monochrome with a yellow filter" profile.

Questions to those who have a better mind than me:

Do sensors have a linear response (as opposed to a logarithmic response of film)? And do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By giganova
My First Digital Photography Impressions

So I jumped into digital photography with a big leap of faith. Coming from decades of Leica M b&w photography, this is quite the change for me. Picked up a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens (35mm FF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 397,477
Posted By giganova
Not sure if I posted this already ... solar...

Not sure if I posted this already ... solar eclipse in the Rocky Mountains on August 21, 2017. The picture was taken at an altitude of around 6,000 feet = 1,8000 meters. I had a Chevy Tahoe rental...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,235
Posted By giganova
Fantastic camera, Leica has a winner...

Fantastic camera, Leica has a winner there!



The last SL came out right after the Q as well, so I'd guess the SL with the new sensor is next.

I doubt that the M11 will have a 47MP sensor and hope...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By giganova
For light travel, as you said, I'd either take...

For light travel, as you said, I'd either take the X100F or the M with one lens and no backup.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By giganova
Get a lens spanner. The trick is to apply equal...

Get a lens spanner. The trick is to apply equal force on opposing sides.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,687
Posted By giganova
The real question is: is Leica alienating...

The real question is: is Leica alienating photographers? :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,687
Posted By giganova
I think mirrorless APS-C cameras will drive FF...

I think mirrorless APS-C cameras will drive FF DSLR out of business soon. I recently purchased an APS-C camera and the image quality exceeds that of the bulky & heavy Nikon D810 that I owned, in a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By giganova
I've had the XT-3 for a week now and it exceeded...

I've had the XT-3 for a week now and it exceeded my expectations: the build quality of the body and 23/2 lens is great, I love that it has a magnesium body and weather sealing, all controls are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,817
Posted By giganova
:confused: Have you even tried a Minox with the...

:confused: Have you even tried a Minox with the 35/2.8 lens?

The lens is so outstanding that I bought two GT-E and two ML cameras. Last year I posted side-by-side picture taken with the Minox 35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2019
Replies: 282
Views: 12,530
Posted By giganova
Wow, that's amazing and a lot of chemicals! I...

Wow, that's amazing and a lot of chemicals! I hope you have good ventilation ... unless you like the buzz! ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 6,600
Posted By giganova
Oh shoot, I just realized how old this thread is,...

Oh shoot, I just realized how old this thread is, haha!

Belated congrats, Michael, that's a beauty!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,817
Posted By giganova
Olympus MJU and Minox 35 are truly pocketable. I...

Olympus MJU and Minox 35 are truly pocketable. I have a bunch of them.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-21-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Good advice on battery power mode, reading the...

Good advice on battery power mode, reading the manual (what?!), and changing user settings -- will do!

But hey, just because I bought a digital camera doesn't mean that I won't give up 35mm and MF...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,705
Posted By giganova
I gave up taking pictures of kids because of...

I gave up taking pictures of kids because of paranoid parents, and I never take photos of people in public (!) without asking them first. Not worth the trouble having people shout at me and calling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 6,058
Posted By giganova
And I thought my Mamiya RZ67 is big, heavy &...

And I thought my Mamiya RZ67 is big, heavy & slow! :eek:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By giganova
Old school, love it! :)

Old school, love it! :)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
I ended up ordering a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens...

I ended up ordering a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens and extra battery. Weather sealing, better video features and the smaller form factor were the deciding factors. If Canon had smaller native lenses I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By giganova
Even if a Leica store doesn't have it, they can...

Even if a Leica store doesn't have it, they can get you a brand new one from the factory within a week or so. I think if you buy from and establish a relationship with your local Leica store, you'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By giganova
The Red Cross will come and distribute blankets...

The Red Cross will come and distribute blankets at night and in the morning the cops will tap you with a club and say "wake up and get up!" :D
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By giganova
"Who would bokeh a child?" Haha! :D

"Who would bokeh a child?" Haha! :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By giganova
This is my favorite strap, super...

This is my favorite strap, super soft:

http://giganova.com/Misc/M4_gray.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By giganova
Does the film go in front or behind the sensor?

Does the film go in front or behind the sensor?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By giganova
Not if I wear cotton gloves to avoid finger...

Not if I wear cotton gloves to avoid finger prints and a monocle while whispering "Alle Achtung, großartig!"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By giganova
This camera is still in production, every Leica...

This camera is still in production, every Leica store has them, so what's so special that B&H has some? If I were to buy a new Leica, I'd definitely buy it from a Leica store and not B&H. Same prices.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By giganova
What's a "WR" lens? Fuji X mount?

What's a "WR" lens? Fuji X mount?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By giganova
Wrist straps never tangle! :D I love thin...

Wrist straps never tangle! :D

I love thin leather straps which don't tangle much, like the ones from Gordy or Leica (cool colors!). They are very soft and comfortable, too.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Good for you, but not everybody wants to carry...

Good for you, but not everybody wants to carry around such a big & heavy used DSLR that might have (tens of?) thousands of shutter actuation's already. Some people want to buy new gear and the new...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
I'm still on the fence ... but are leaning...

I'm still on the fence ... but are leaning towards the X-T3 with the 23/2 prime at the moment. :) The EVF is actually quite good (highest resolution EVF of any mirrorless right now), and the weather...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,031
Posted By giganova
This "study" is seriously flawed: the authors...

This "study" is seriously flawed: the authors went out to prove that Capa didn't take more shots because he was scared to death. Any investigation that is set up to prove a preconceived notion is by...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
You were right: went back to the store and...

You were right: went back to the store and restored the X-Pro2 and X100F settings back to factory defaults and voila ... the OVF had all the frame lines and other electronic info restored. Awesome...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
I would expect to see frame lines and exposure...

I would expect to see frame lines and exposure info in an optical viewfinder by default without having to read manuals and having to setup the camera -- especially for a demo model that is supposed...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Let me qualify my verdict a little bit:...

Let me qualify my verdict a little bit:

Mirrorless technologies have led to miniaturization of camera bodies that I find too small to be ergonomic. Plus, any EVF is a poor representation of what...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Today I had a chance to hold a number of...

Today I had a chance to hold a number of mirrorless cameras side-by-side and play with them for an hour or so: Canon EOS-RP, Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6, Fuji X-Pro2, X100F, and a number of Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,119
Posted By giganova
I buy all my Leica gear right after the Christmas...

I buy all my Leica gear right after the Christmas holidays when people are broke (fewer competing bidders) and some are in financial struggles and need to get some cash (motivated sellers). :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,119
Posted By giganova
I'd take the M-A over an M7 in a heartbeat. Pure...

I'd take the M-A over an M7 in a heartbeat. Pure mechanical beauty. No distractions, simplicity!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
The camera will look like a lens cap!

The camera will look like a lens cap!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Fuji X-Pro2 + 23/2 = $1,949 Canon EOS RP + RF...

Fuji X-Pro2 + 23/2 = $1,949
Canon EOS RP + RF 35/1.8 = $1,748

Which of the 35mm focal length choices would you pick? APS-C vs FF ... optical viewfinder vs EVF?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,606
Posted By giganova
Agreed! None of the mirrorless cameras are...

Agreed! None of the mirrorless cameras are visually appealing, but at least this one doesn't pretend there's a pentaprism in it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By giganova
A few days ago I almost bought a Fuji X100F or...

A few days ago I almost bought a Fuji X100F or possibly an X-Pro2. But now I am getting excited (or better: confused) by the XT-3 and the Canon EOS RP.

The market for (affordable) mirrorless is...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:00.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.