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Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,310
Posted By mervynyan
SL2 off course

SL2 off course
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 5,212
Posted By mervynyan
Got the Q, but thanks for trying.

Got the Q, but thanks for trying.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,322
Posted By mervynyan
then lenses are more expensive than those of gfx...

then lenses are more expensive than those of gfx mf's, crazy or what
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,450
Posted By mervynyan
A LOT, even for a non-pro

A LOT, even for a non-pro
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By mervynyan
I wouldn't worry that much. I got an used M240...

I wouldn't worry that much. I got an used M240 for about $3000 from getdpi. That was last year, so I guess the price would have soften a little. The guys listed at mid 3k is not realistic.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,278
Posted By mervynyan
Picked up a m240 few weeks ago for 3k, can...

Picked up a m240 few weeks ago for 3k, can probably sell it for 2.5k in a year or so. So the cost of ownership is about 500 bucks.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-13-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By mervynyan
I will wait for the used one, 240 still works

I will wait for the used one, 240 still works
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-19-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 16,885
Posted By mervynyan
It is here now, trading gears

It is here now, trading gears
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 12,053
Posted By mervynyan
What's the status on this?

What's the status on this?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,237
Posted By mervynyan
I'd rather to get a Surface Studio

I'd rather to get a Surface Studio
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By mervynyan
Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-09-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,286
Posted By mervynyan
Waiting Hass X1D hands on.

Waiting Hass X1D hands on.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-27-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,885
Posted By mervynyan
Hassy is a more classy, imho. The price...

Hassy is a more classy, imho. The price difference is probably not large but the lenses price might. Can't wait.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By mervynyan
Domke F2 anytime, much lighter than Billingham.

Domke F2 anytime, much lighter than Billingham.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 12,933
Posted By mervynyan
I shot jpg with raw as backup, haven't spent time...

I shot jpg with raw as backup, haven't spent time on raw process, jpg is great enough. The preset is awesome, positive, up the saturation and contrast.
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-23-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 11,470
Posted By mervynyan
amen to that

amen to that
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-22-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 11,470
Posted By mervynyan
Time to have its own forum, admin, please.

Time to have its own forum, admin, please.
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-22-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 11,470
Posted By mervynyan
I am impressed. SL is a roadkill. The lenses are...

I am impressed. SL is a roadkill. The lenses are reasonably priced too. For 50MP, that is just crazy "cheap"
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 19,107
Posted By mervynyan
probably voigtlander more than zeiss

probably voigtlander more than zeiss
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,534
Posted By mervynyan
They will probably get the SL 50 lens out this...

They will probably get the SL 50 lens out this year. I am keen to get a SL now. M is not the attraction of the season. I can't think of anything Leica can add other than pixels on M.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-21-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 9,445
Posted By mervynyan
how's this compared to instax other than film...

how's this compared to instax other than film size? Not sure I can justify double the cost for just fun camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,313
Posted By mervynyan
I was told that Leica NJ grossly underestimated...

I was told that Leica NJ grossly underestimated the volume when they offer free sensor replacement, therefore they have to order new chips instead of existing ones. The new sensor should have some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,313
Posted By mervynyan
My MM is still waiting in the shop for CCD to...

My MM is still waiting in the shop for CCD to come, it has been 5 months already.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,068
Posted By mervynyan
no different. I have seen few pro wedding guys...

no different. I have seen few pro wedding guys using minolta a7/a9 for work, equally impressive prints.
Forum: Leica SL 04-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,499
Posted By mervynyan
sell other gears for a SL, it has my fancy.

sell other gears for a SL, it has my fancy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 7,952
Posted By mervynyan
Amen to that

Amen to that
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-16-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 7,952
Posted By mervynyan
these days I'd want a digital instead of films...

these days I'd want a digital instead of films for SLR.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,533
Posted By mervynyan
no need for cellular, you can use personal...

no need for cellular, you can use personal hotspot from your phone.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,467
Posted By mervynyan
this is just an excuse to change gears-:)

this is just an excuse to change gears-:)
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,586
Posted By mervynyan
just thinking about upgrade to lightroom cc and...

just thinking about upgrade to lightroom cc and nik collection, now save a bunch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,958
Posted By mervynyan
just about the get bore with the film...

just about the get bore with the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,879
Posted By mervynyan
Almost $1000 below D810 and 5d4, good price point.

Almost $1000 below D810 and 5d4, good price point.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By mervynyan
he does. not sure he still got all the "new"...

he does. not sure he still got all the "new" parts to replace, any cla he can do.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,261
Posted By mervynyan
drooling for 35/2, looks very compact. give the...

drooling for 35/2, looks very compact. give the high iso on digital, one stop slower wouldn't be in a disadvantage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,225
Posted By mervynyan
biogon 4.5. For superwide lens, 2.8 doesn't...

biogon 4.5. For superwide lens, 2.8 doesn't really matter.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,629
Posted By mervynyan
MP, 35/1.4, 75/2 APO, plan to buy another color M...

MP, 35/1.4, 75/2 APO, plan to buy another color M digital this year, I hope
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,014
Posted By mervynyan
either way, you are going to spending a lot of...

either way, you are going to spending a lot of money to try out all systems-:(

Like father like daughter, get her the best you can afford, aka, Hasselblad V. Everyone will be happy and no gear...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-25-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,245
Posted By mervynyan
plustek will do.

plustek will do.
Forum: Leica SL 11-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,073
Posted By mervynyan
by the time you wan to sell it

by the time you wan to sell it
Forum: Leica SL 11-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,073
Posted By mervynyan
resale at about the same price even after years...

resale at about the same price even after years of usage, if MP is any guide -:)
Forum: Leica SL 11-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,073
Posted By mervynyan
If I have money, I will get a M-A. Don't want to...

If I have money, I will get a M-A. Don't want to touch their digital line. It is ridiculously expensive and resale value drops a 30 years film camera within 12 months. It is not worth the headache.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-03-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,246
Posted By mervynyan
Duggal simply the only way in nyc for films, they...

Duggal simply the only way in nyc for films, they got everything in-house
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 6,761
Posted By mervynyan
how is this different than tha old one? i recall...

how is this different than tha old one? i recall 7600 model?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,465
Posted By mervynyan
Ricoh GR 2

Ricoh GR 2
Forum: RFF News 09-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,154
Posted By mervynyan
significant price hike will be in the cards.

significant price hike will be in the cards.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By mervynyan
duggal comes to mind, did lot of work for me...

duggal comes to mind, did lot of work for me before, a bit corporate now, they are expensive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 12,397
Posted By mervynyan
It is a MP without meter

It is a MP without meter
Forum: Travel 05-07-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 7,251
Posted By mervynyan
a ps digital is a must, other than the real...

a ps digital is a must, other than the real camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By mervynyan
it is normal. even few nights camping outdoors...

it is normal. even few nights camping outdoors will see battery light blinked in the morning. always bring a handheld meter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,109
Posted By mervynyan
Anything under ISO 800 is safe for X-Ray. I have...

Anything under ISO 800 is safe for X-Ray. I have been traveling with films in zip-lock bags and have no problem. To be safe, in smaller airports when the line is not busy, you can ask for hand...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4,658
Posted By mervynyan
Which M adapter for full range focus? Thinking...

Which M adapter for full range focus? Thinking about getting an 7r this year.
Forum: Travel 11-29-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,935
Posted By mervynyan
35 will rule them all.

35 will rule them all.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,926
Posted By mervynyan
I have not purchased or upgraded any digital...

I have not purchased or upgraded any digital cameras since 2008. D700 it was-:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,256
Posted By mervynyan
in absence of MP, I'd keep M7 and sell the rest.

in absence of MP, I'd keep M7 and sell the rest.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By mervynyan
I don't know, Sony Rx100m3 looks more...

I don't know, Sony Rx100m3 looks more interesting. I had lx3 that still works so I do like Pana.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 9,068
Posted By mervynyan
seriously? they already got 645z, in my mind its...

seriously? they already got 645z, in my mind its price competitive with high end dlsr, would be my next choice. why do they want a low 2k price range full frame that doesn't have the modern lenses...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,503
Posted By mervynyan
sony rx100m3

sony rx100m3
Forum: Photo Software 06-27-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 8,555
Posted By mervynyan
I don't really care much about apple. Adobe...

I don't really care much about apple. Adobe focuses on multimedia apps and don't venture out be build os.

I forgot the app name but I bought an unlimited version of a graphics app that later be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 11,512
Posted By mervynyan
what's the color temperature from the pad?

what's the color temperature from the pad?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-16-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,595
Posted By mervynyan
http://photo.net/photo/lens-table always useful

http://photo.net/photo/lens-table

always useful
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By mervynyan
brooklyn pier 2-6 is a must.

brooklyn pier 2-6 is a must.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,788
Posted By mervynyan
all batteries I have seen are made in Asia.

all batteries I have seen are made in Asia.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By mervynyan
big viewfinder yes, also contrasty, but the eye...

big viewfinder yes, also contrasty, but the eye needs to be centered. I missed the yellow patch often, particularly in low light. that's why I sold it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,326
Posted By mervynyan
sooner or later, you will want a F-1-:)

sooner or later, you will want a F-1-:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 26,165
Posted By mervynyan
MM is the only Leica I wish to get next.

MM is the only Leica I wish to get next.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-24-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 11,314
Posted By mervynyan
ID-11 and HP5 mostly, if I came across whatever...

ID-11 and HP5 mostly, if I came across whatever is cheaper price by volume, sure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 17,596
Posted By mervynyan
a la carte MP to fondle

a la carte MP to fondle
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,272
Posted By mervynyan
plustek 7600 is good and simply

plustek 7600 is good and simply
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 8,758
Posted By mervynyan
I don't think nikon or canon is doing anything...

I don't think nikon or canon is doing anything bad for not updating the digital camera as often. high-end would not make a difference over 20mp file. fashion houses are using digital back, press...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By mervynyan
45MX I have, haven;t done darkroom for years now....

45MX I have, haven;t done darkroom for years now. miss the action.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By mervynyan
I only use few brands so rarely forgot what is in...

I only use few brands so rarely forgot what is in it. or text a note on mobile phone, what's so hard to keep track?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-15-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,498
Posted By mervynyan
actually for all the straps I have used, the...

actually for all the straps I have used, the stock strap from leica is the best. I changed few brand and unbranded straps over the years, then I always find reason to switch back to stock one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,594
Posted By mervynyan
EOS 3, it is cheap and does the job

EOS 3, it is cheap and does the job
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-10-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 5,985
Posted By mervynyan
don't trust Olympus. I got a whole new e-1 with...

don't trust Olympus. I got a whole new e-1 with all pro line lenses. great performance but over time they dropped everything to m43. I lastly sold e-1, 14-54, fl36 and all accessories for $300 this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By mervynyan
I don't think there is a best price MP, excluding...

I don't think there is a best price MP, excluding the currency fluctuation and tax issues.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,938
Posted By mervynyan
wish you well, thanks for sharing.

wish you well, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-23-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 53,094
Posted By mervynyan
Zeiss has been doing SLR and Cine lenses, I guess...

Zeiss has been doing SLR and Cine lenses, I guess they are popular because Leica doesn't even compete in that space. If I were Zeiss, I wouldn't put a lot of investments updating M line neither....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,611
Posted By mervynyan
I don't know how to ride motorcycle but I did a 8...

I don't know how to ride motorcycle but I did a 8 months cycling trip from London to China few years back. carry mp and 4 lenses with a induro tripod, and lx3 for snapping.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,399
Posted By mervynyan
D700, only 12mp but it is much solid and cheap...

D700, only 12mp but it is much solid and cheap these days.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,334
Posted By mervynyan
seems my d700 is not terribly outdated yet.

seems my d700 is not terribly outdated yet.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,636
Posted By mervynyan
gives me sanity, have some great photos as...

gives me sanity, have some great photos as benchmark to match. smaller formats are fast and luck trying...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,677
Posted By mervynyan
i thought this has been fully discredited, btw,...

i thought this has been fully discredited, btw, fm2 wasn't the best looking retro anyhow.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 21,365
Posted By mervynyan
I think for film cameras, I would pay high price...

I think for film cameras, I would pay high price to them. As to digital equivalent, as long as lenses will work perfectly on evil, a7r is really attractive alternative for me. of course, I am still...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,780
Posted By mervynyan
wait to see how the M adapter works. it is...

wait to see how the M adapter works. it is tempting compared to M240.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,780
Posted By mervynyan
when are you getting this one?

when are you getting this one?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,158
Posted By mervynyan
glad to get a new mp in 2006, never had a camera...

glad to get a new mp in 2006, never had a camera better
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By mervynyan
journey to see, photo is secondary.

journey to see, photo is secondary.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,719
Posted By mervynyan
when i do large format shooting, i write down...

when i do large format shooting, i write down every detail including filters, EV.

if i do 35mm, i write down data sheet when testing particular lens or film, and study the print. after you get...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,250
Posted By mervynyan
it is a panasonic wrap

it is a panasonic wrap
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-12-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 84,545
Posted By mervynyan
I do not terribly understand its line up, I'd...

I do not terribly understand its line up, I'd prefer a 35 or 50mm fixed lens, so I guess DP1 or 2 I will pick. but for the price range, Oly EP5 seems like an equally good bet.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-12-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,094
Posted By mervynyan
yes, the moonwalker discussion again.

yes, the moonwalker discussion again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,998
Posted By mervynyan
simple market rule is, if you want things priced...

simple market rule is, if you want things priced on the cheap, marginal cost to bring them to next level most likely is very high.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By mervynyan
how do you check for one bad pixel? looks ok to...

how do you check for one bad pixel? looks ok to me-:0
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By mervynyan
fuji color 200

fuji color 200
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By mervynyan
my insurance is to just take one body and two...

my insurance is to just take one body and two lenses when on the road.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,251
Posted By mervynyan
I have too many cameras but I hate to get rid all...

I have too many cameras but I hate to get rid all of them. Don't know what to do.

Now Samsung S4 can take 12mp photo, almost as good as D700 and I can post on social media immediately.

What to do?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By mervynyan
Tried on my NF-1. Yes, when lens put on A, can't...

Tried on my NF-1. Yes, when lens put on A, can't fire shutter, a common misunderstanding as shutter set to A. I am happy without motor, I use handheld meter anyway so works for me, even compensation...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By mervynyan
4x is good enough for groundglass, anything more...

4x is good enough for groundglass, anything more just views the spots on the ground glass.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,503
Posted By mervynyan
want to get the monochrome first, before leica...

want to get the monochrome first, before leica discontinues in a year time, who knows? there is always a new color M in the future.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,028
Posted By mervynyan
I know someone grow alligators as business in...

I know someone grow alligators as business in Florida, suppler for high-end Italian leather firms. no a leather fan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 11,971
Posted By mervynyan
simple are the best, just iso, shutter, apeture...

simple are the best, just iso, shutter, apeture controls.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By mervynyan
M7 is double stroke, MP is SS, so if you get used...

M7 is double stroke, MP is SS, so if you get used to SS, it would feel smoother, at least to me. Both are equally smooth when actually advances the film, just sounds different.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-05-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 15,433
Posted By mervynyan
Not impressed.

Not impressed.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By mervynyan
Chinese new year, all work stops for at least 2-3...

Chinese new year, all work stops for at least 2-3 weeks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By mervynyan
silly question, if you have budget, mp of course....

silly question, if you have budget, mp of course. m2 vs m4, maybe there is a thought.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By mervynyan
stable tripod, mirror up and/or leaf shutter. rf...

stable tripod, mirror up and/or leaf shutter. rf is not very adapt in tele jobs
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,815
Posted By mervynyan
i still have e-1 and 14-50 lens, fl 36 flash. 5mp...

i still have e-1 and 14-50 lens, fl 36 flash. 5mp is too little this days...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By mervynyan
the billingham in classified is a looker too...

the billingham in classified is a looker too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 7,453
Posted By mervynyan
you can just take the battery out to get...

you can just take the battery out to get non-meter. one more a la cart mp is on my bucket list still.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By mervynyan
for r to f mount, you need adapters like fotodiox.

for r to f mount, you need adapters like fotodiox.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,573
Posted By mervynyan
Canon FD 85/1.2 L for tele, otherwise 50 is my...

Canon FD 85/1.2 L for tele, otherwise 50 is my most frequent use for landscape ish...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 7,808
Posted By mervynyan
no prob, films and large format are enough hobby,...

no prob, films and large format are enough hobby, maybe one more digital m.
Forum: Travel 01-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By mervynyan
print out TSA regulation on films and...

print out TSA regulation on films and hand-inspection (I can't find the link at the moment), always separate the film bags and take it out before the x-ray. make a polite request to see the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,114
Posted By mervynyan
On my domke f2, I carry, 2 m, 4 lens with pouch,...

On my domke f2, I carry, 2 m, 4 lens with pouch, table top tripod, sf20, canon f1N with 28, 50, 85, and r9 with 50. Side pocket will have mju ii and iii, light meter, cleaning supply, and 20 roll of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By mervynyan
have you read the instruction on rewinding films?...

have you read the instruction on rewinding films? 6x7 has 12 frames on a 120, 6x6 has 13-14 frames. if you mix the frame size in a roll, can't imagine the camera is smart to count. if it is end of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,449
Posted By mervynyan
Arca-Swiss Misura

Arca-Swiss Misura
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,449
Posted By mervynyan
I have AS Discovery, it does everything F can do,...

I have AS Discovery, it does everything F can do, save tons of money for darkroom and films.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 9,771
Posted By mervynyan
canon f1, now nikon f/m, is slr making a come...

canon f1, now nikon f/m, is slr making a come back?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,021
Posted By mervynyan
My F1N AE meter (bottom) is fine, shutter...

My F1N AE meter (bottom) is fine, shutter priority meter needle doesn't bounce up even with a new battery. I took it to a reputable service shop for free estimate, they can't fix it because they...
Forum: Travel 12-22-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 9,677
Posted By mervynyan
i take 2 Ms, about 50 rolls, 4 lenses, and a...

i take 2 Ms, about 50 rolls, 4 lenses, and a digital p&s. film is a joy to use, there are surprises alone the way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,021
Posted By mervynyan
You need Canon 1v. I love my f1n but fd super...

You need Canon 1v.

I love my f1n but fd super lenses (1.2, 1.4) are very hard to come by, rest fd lenses are inexpensive but they are not living up to the eos system standard.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,081
Posted By mervynyan
dont worry about it, 12-21 is the end, we may not...

dont worry about it, 12-21 is the end, we may not exist anymore.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By mervynyan
that will never happen, consider leica dmr. it...

that will never happen, consider leica dmr. it will be cheaper just to buy digital full frame.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,706
Posted By mervynyan
id11 and d76 are cheap, I don't bother to save...

id11 and d76 are cheap, I don't bother to save money there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,933
Posted By mervynyan
I do that once a while as backup when a friend is...

I do that once a while as backup when a friend is overbooked. never use rf because fast moving sync wedding program these days and memory cards are cheap.

The quantity trumps quality at the first...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 7,781
Posted By mervynyan
21mm i find it will cover a huge public square or...

21mm i find it will cover a huge public square or a large group photo.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By mervynyan
Smile avoid this one at any cost? waste of money, even...

avoid this one at any cost? waste of money, even very little
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 14,397
Posted By mervynyan
how big can it print? love the one with red...

how big can it print? love the one with red filter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 23,312
Posted By mervynyan
i have used bee's wireless on m7, meter manually.

i have used bee's wireless on m7, meter manually.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By mervynyan
Second to provia 50 or 100. At night I shoot...

Second to provia 50 or 100. At night I shoot mostly the slides, b&w at long exposure is hard to tell if you miss the exposure time. With slide, I bracketed 3 shoots, a good lab can tell me if I got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 7,453
Posted By mervynyan
I have traveled with MP extensively from cold...

I have traveled with MP extensively from cold Denmark to hot and wet Malaysia, mechanics of mp never fail me, not even once, although in times the meter battery went haywire. I taped sunny 16 chart...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 7,453
Posted By mervynyan
MP and 35lux is my everyday camera, I'd say 90%...

MP and 35lux is my everyday camera, I'd say 90% of the shoots came from that. Rest of the gears are backup of backups-:)
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-29-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,526
Posted By mervynyan
I bought Canon 110HS last week instead of RXxx,...

I bought Canon 110HS last week instead of RXxx, few hundred bucks cheaper. I figure if the usage is only to take snap shoot, the 16mp Canon is equally impressive and functional as RX. If I do try...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 9,199
Posted By mervynyan
I have F2 cotton for years, never had a problem....

I have F2 cotton for years, never had a problem. just throw in the wash machine and let it clean.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By mervynyan
I think it is time for you to graduate to large...

I think it is time for you to graduate to large format photography forum-:)

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,867
Posted By mervynyan
Cost is not a major concern. People brought m9 or...

Cost is not a major concern. People brought m9 or d3x for 7k cash, now sell at 4k less than 3 years later. 3k cash would get you about 500 rolls or more, average 170 roll a year, 15 a month.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,927
Posted By mervynyan
the problem of FD is that the good lenses are...

the problem of FD is that the good lenses are rarely to find (85/1.2, 50/1.4, etc), which makes F mount more attractive and consistent due to plenty of supplies on the bay. functionally either f1n or...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,056
Posted By mervynyan
Why stay with metal reel if it doesn't work for...

Why stay with metal reel if it doesn't work for you? Get a plastice reel, once snap on, keep turning the roll you are done. It will take maybe 10ml more solutions but I never have problem.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 12,170
Posted By mervynyan
only r8 and r9 are worth considering, any body...

only r8 and r9 are worth considering, any body lower than these two I'd say japanese camera equivalent would be more superior and cheaper.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,014
Posted By mervynyan
Velvia and Provia

Velvia and Provia
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 8,171
Posted By mervynyan
i have both mju ii (fixed) and mju iii (zoom) for...

i have both mju ii (fixed) and mju iii (zoom) for sales on getdpi, that is different topic. anyhow, i have them for well over 5 years, they never fail me in taking any films. my advice is that try...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By mervynyan
Portra is the standard bear for skin tone

Portra is the standard bear for skin tone
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,282
Posted By mervynyan
I prefer using AE-1P more than F-1N on not so...

I prefer using AE-1P more than F-1N on not so serious family trips or daily commutes. It is much lighter and does 95% of what normal person would want to shoot. F-1N is utterly reliable and heavy in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By mervynyan
use snap-in filter instead of screw mount, except...

use snap-in filter instead of screw mount, except uv. i have lee filters, i simply hold the square piece in front of the lens when i need it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 8,528
Posted By mervynyan
processing films has becoming unaffordable, i...

processing films has becoming unaffordable, i don't wish film cameras disappear but digital is the future.

i have yet to decided which digital system I should switch to and upgrade regularly, maybe...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 11,005
Posted By mervynyan
There are M, M-E, M9, M9P, Mono, I am so confused...

There are M, M-E, M9, M9P, Mono, I am so confused now.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,756
Posted By mervynyan
what is the essential about this? less framelines?

what is the essential about this? less framelines?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-30-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10,400
Posted By mervynyan
I have yet to seen a picture of M9 B&W conversion...

I have yet to seen a picture of M9 B&W conversion vs MM, with identical histogram, curve, etc. but i am saving money slowly for MM, can always shoot Velvia for color.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,452
Posted By mervynyan
Need to load up ektar and portra, no alternative.

Need to load up ektar and portra, no alternative.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,452
Posted By mervynyan
Kodak said on Thursday it would sell its traditional off-the-shelf print-film busines

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444812704577607700939340864.html?mod=WSJ_deals_liveupdate

load up time
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,998
Posted By mervynyan
I am sold on the idea that MM has better...

I am sold on the idea that MM has better resolution and M9, love the large prints.

if the price of M10 is significant higher than MM, I might just shoot slides films and get a MM.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-17-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 8,091
Posted By mervynyan
So if this can take few minutes video without...

So if this can take few minutes video without auto focus and C mode, I guess at f1.4, the motion will make folks dizzy, too much background blurs are not a good thing, therefore, f11 hyper focal we...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,942
Posted By mervynyan
If you feel m6 is your cup of tea, go get it....

If you feel m6 is your cup of tea, go get it. your list is ok but not what you wanted.
Forum: Travel 08-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,842
Posted By mervynyan
I carry 1 leica body and few lenses most of the...

I carry 1 leica body and few lenses most of the time, spare one at home in case i lost the valuables... financially and emotionally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8,677
Posted By mervynyan
this lens doesn't have close up, perhaps it is...

this lens doesn't have close up, perhaps it is the focal length effect. my least used lens, too heavy but definitely if i am people shooting.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,961
Posted By mervynyan
don't use efke a lot, ilford mostly. but i am...

don't use efke a lot, ilford mostly. but i am afraid the lack of competition will give ilford another excuse to hike the price again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,136
Posted By mervynyan
mp and m7, travel kit

mp and m7, travel kit
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 7,544
Views: 3,871,136
Posted By mervynyan
what bag is this? love the look.

what bag is this? love the look.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,868
Posted By mervynyan
but what's the best point and shoot?

but what's the best point and shoot?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By mervynyan
I bet the differ, credentialed journalists may...

I bet the differ, credentialed journalists may have bigger mouthpiece, but they certainly don't have more civil rights than average citizens. ever since tsa and dhs established, more places we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By mervynyan
no surprising, nyc became a police state since...

no surprising, nyc became a police state since 911, every street corner you look, you will find a cop. started from kerik, now kelly, more interested in servicing the mayor than servicing the public.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-05-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,975
Posted By mervynyan
with digital m, there is always time delay for...

with digital m, there is always time delay for average non professional shooter, so I don't want to rule out never never, but certainly used digital m will be on the market at much lower price. so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,845
Posted By mervynyan
carrying f1n with 85/1.2l all times, other shoots...

carrying f1n with 85/1.2l all times, other shoots use different camera. A1program with 50/1.8, much lighter set.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,845
Posted By mervynyan
new f1 would do just anything other than...

new f1 would do just anything other than autofocus, so you have the answer.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-02-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,960
Posted By mervynyan
if you have nasa's budget, you can get a rover...

if you have nasa's budget, you can get a rover plus cameras you design-:)
::
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,505
Posted By mervynyan
I have 70+ rolls from 9 months travel still in...

I have 70+ rolls from 9 months travel still in the cold storage, simple no time to do this. local camera store can't do all combinations of all developers. oh well, if D76 works for all films, they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,941
Posted By mervynyan
love r9 and 50rom, if you can find one, get it.

love r9 and 50rom, if you can find one, get it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,263
Posted By mervynyan
if you only go with film camera, I'd suggest your...

if you only go with film camera, I'd suggest your M6/35 combo is sufficient, maybe you want to bring your m3 too. I'd bring one more slr, canon f-1 or nikon f3 with standard lens or long lens 85/135...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-24-2012
Replies: 179
Views: 29,718
Posted By mervynyan
yes, same temperature or even cold water to raise...

yes, same temperature or even cold water to raise for few seconds.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By mervynyan
Nippon photo, they service all my cameras

Nippon photo, they service all my cameras
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-19-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 18,152
Posted By mervynyan
pencil the date-:)

pencil the date-:)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-15-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 12,609
Posted By mervynyan
"will consider" if it can produce wall size print...

"will consider" if it can produce wall size print to hang.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
I have second thought about this. One road, I...

I have second thought about this. One road, I always carry 2 bodies, one with color/slide, one with b&w. The argument is always that whether digital color can replace slide film characteristics, the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
my thought exactly, that make 50/.95 a child...

my thought exactly, that make 50/.95 a child play, twice expensive that 75 apo.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
I guess orange/red/yellow/green filters are some...

I guess orange/red/yellow/green filters are some kind of color filter, so you add back color filter in front of the lens to reduce illumination of the scene all together, instead of separating color...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
without taking into consideration of reciprocal...

without taking into consideration of reciprocal failure like the film does, you can do ev0 f2 at 4 sec instead 4 min (I think-:) so there are some use for high iso, only wait to see how the grains...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
yes, but but but can't do iso 10k-:)

yes, but but but can't do iso 10k-:)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,584
Posted By mervynyan
the 7k 50-cron flip me out, really? apo worth 3k?

the 7k 50-cron flip me out, really? apo worth 3k?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,461
Posted By mervynyan
Unhappy ok, you win

ok, you win
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,547
Posted By mervynyan
will see when i get up tomorrow. i kept hearing...

will see when i get up tomorrow. i kept hearing about this M9-mono, not M10
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,461
Posted By mervynyan
no, i have a F-2, can only have one camera with...

no, i have a F-2, can only have one camera with mounted lens, another body must be unmounted. but the side pocket will take meter and films, back packet can take grey card and white board, the front...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,223
Posted By mervynyan
transition amongst the greys is too smooth, that...

transition amongst the greys is too smooth, that is why many ppl increase contrast even for a very good exposed photo.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 6,148
Posted By mervynyan
I have beseler 45mx, i just run out of space for...

I have beseler 45mx, i just run out of space for the wet darkroom, wish i can reclaim some space from the bathroom-:)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 10,705
Posted By mervynyan
love the ssc 50/3.5 macro, with 1:1 extender, it...

love the ssc 50/3.5 macro, with 1:1 extender, it does wonder. otherwise 85/1.2l will do-:)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 6,604
Posted By mervynyan
however you want to play... depends, if walking...

however you want to play...

depends, if walking in an interesting and strange place, i have wide-angel mounted on hyper-focal, don't think just click the shutter, get the big space, then i change to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,811
Posted By mervynyan
domke f2 i have for years, 2 rangefinders with 4...

domke f2 i have for years, 2 rangefinders with 4 lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 6,997
Posted By mervynyan
mp with 35mm

mp with 35mm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,214
Posted By mervynyan
I have both, for simplicity and style, MP is the...

I have both, for simplicity and style, MP is the one. However I do use M7 for complicated lighting situation and wide angel, put on AE and hyper-focal, just click.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By mervynyan
good technical details will most likely attract...

good technical details will most likely attract followers, but how to you put the print on a website is still considered digital domain.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,801
Posted By mervynyan
i just take original acra-swiss bag that comes...

i just take original acra-swiss bag that comes with the discover, put it on a wheel.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,412
Posted By mervynyan
what about Plustek 8100

I gather only difference is that it comes with silverfast 8?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 9,194
Posted By mervynyan
start with basics, ID-11/D-76 is an easy choice,...

start with basics, ID-11/D-76 is an easy choice, no push/pull, learn development process.

I use R9 New One-Shot when it is on sale, or whatever liquid developers on sale once a while.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,762
Posted By mervynyan
if one goes into homs for the purpose of...

if one goes into homs for the purpose of documentary journalism, he/she is already siding with the anti-government camp. if one goes to photo with the government troops, it is a propaganda. reality...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-24-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 12,024
Posted By mervynyan
chasing the digital IQ, I'd go with N/C FX and...

chasing the digital IQ, I'd go with N/C FX and keep shooting some films on M7/P
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,607
Posted By mervynyan
they used to be priced the same (just 3 years...

they used to be priced the same (just 3 years ago). love mp more than m7 but m7 is a necessary evil if you are shooting high-contrast scene on regular basis, AE is SO easy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,985
Posted By mervynyan
a bit disappointed with 40/2, the color cast is...

a bit disappointed with 40/2, the color cast is cool, focus is pain, mainly rely on the confirmation dot, which at times are off few cm. In any case, they are nice to look at but take time to enjoy...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-07-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,832
Posted By mervynyan
I had very high hope when Olympus E-1 came out...

I had very high hope when Olympus E-1 came out years ago, unfortunately they never delivered. So will I put the money where digital cameras go, OM-D is not a smart bet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By mervynyan
No, I would not want M7 as the only camera I...

No, I would not want M7 as the only camera I carry. M7 failed me in Bolivia, the rewind crank broke off. It failed me in Bulgaria, the rewind switch on the front was missing. Luckily in both places I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 18,003
Posted By mervynyan
No need for review. There are no technical...

No need for review.

There are no technical aspects about it. ISO, shutter and aperture are all you need, perhaps one shall add auto-metering as prerequisite. So any reviews are just rave about built...
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