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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By ndnik
There is nothing specific to photojournalism in...

There is nothing specific to photojournalism in the analysis presented in the article. The above quote from the article, which sums up the questions that the author thinks need (new) answers, apply...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,877
Posted By ndnik
This. Technical image quality matters a lot less...

This. Technical image quality matters a lot less than camera makers and internet discussion forums want you to think.

-N.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-03-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By ndnik
A "smooth, clean look" is not a requirement ......

A "smooth, clean look" is not a requirement ... Viewing images at 1x1 magnification is not a good indication of what a print would look like. Some people like a bit of texture. Also, the slight...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By ndnik
I've had very good experience printing scanned...

I've had very good experience printing scanned negatives using adoramapix. I've been using them for the past 7 years. Color is very good and consistent. Make sure you check the box that tells them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By ndnik
I have not noticed a difference in development...

I have not noticed a difference in development times. The consistency looks about the same to me, too, from what I can tell.

-N.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 8,624
Posted By ndnik
I'm quite happy with the scans, but as coogee...

I'm quite happy with the scans, but as coogee says, scanning more than one 6x6 frame in a holder is only possible with some hacking: I had to cut the middle 6x6 holder frame to allow resizing and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-05-2016
Replies: 595
Views: 72,678
Posted By ndnik
http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-conten...

http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/130221_Scan-130209-56-35.jpg 1024) {this.width=1024;this.alt='Click here to see a large version';}" onmouseover="if(this.alt)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8,042
Posted By ndnik
I've been using Precision Camera in Austin for...

I've been using Precision Camera in Austin for the past 3 years. Very happy with their service. Just another data point ...

-N.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By ndnik
Precision Camera in Austin. Excellent service and...

Precision Camera in Austin. Excellent service and price. Sponsors of this forum. Mention your membership here for special pricing. I've been using them for years, never had anything to complain...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,165
Posted By ndnik
The adorama C-prints are very nice. I've used...

The adorama C-prints are very nice. I've used them for B&W books and also for single prints in both B&W and color. The color profiles they have for download allow for fairly accurate soft proofing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,795
Posted By ndnik
Precision Camera. Mention your RFF membership for...

Precision Camera. Mention your RFF membership for special pricing. Very good service, excellent scans.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,023
Posted By ndnik
This is not a scanner problem, mine does scan the...

This is not a scanner problem, mine does scan the full 35mm frame. However, the last update to 8.5r3 might have introduced an issue with the *default* frame sizes when scanning 35mm film. I noticed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,666
Posted By ndnik
In any scenario, people thinking about and...

In any scenario, people thinking about and actively developing a new digital rangefinder camera is a good thing.

The best of luck for Konost. I sincerely hope they find the funding they need.

- N.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-31-2014
Replies: 385
Views: 64,956
Posted By ndnik
I prefer film (using the Leica M system). That...

I prefer film (using the Leica M system). That said, I think that the Fuji X100 and X-Pro 1 are a better digital implementation of the rangefinder-style camera than the digital Leicas.

The way a...
Forum: Photo Software 08-11-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 11,036
Posted By ndnik
Define beat ... Often different processing is not...

Define beat ... Often different processing is not better (whichever way you choose to measure raw conversion quality) but simply aesthetically preferred.

- N.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,315
Posted By ndnik
[quote=Spicy;2370800]at the risk of sounding a...

[quote=Spicy;2370800]at the risk of sounding a bit dense, is there any reason why making a 6x6 digital back that only resolved like 20-25mpx would be as insanely expensive?

The probability of a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By ndnik
If the crossbars on the holders were at the right...

If the crossbars on the holders were at the right place, you could at least scan the whole lengh of the holder to one image and go from there. Vuescan allows you to do that. With the 6x6 holder as it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By ndnik
If you reposition the crossbar, I bet that for...

If you reposition the crossbar, I bet that for any spacing you choose, you'll find a camera that will cause issues because frame spacing is variable. So with a bit more effort, one could cut the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By ndnik
Oh, I see. Will look into that. Thanks. Still...

Oh, I see. Will look into that. Thanks.

Still does not help with all the rolls I have already shot and need to scan ...

-N.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By ndnik
vytasn, what do you mean by adjusting the back?...

vytasn,

what do you mean by adjusting the back? On the holder, there's nothing to adjust ...

You can just slide the frames back and forth, and the middle one is just too wide, 6 cm instead of 5.5...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By ndnik
Problem scanning 6x6 with Plustek 120

Folks,

maybe someone around here can help: I'm having trouble scanning strips of 3 6x6 negatives shot on a Hasselblad on the Plustek 120. There's no way to adjust the frames on the 6x6 holder to fit...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,529
Posted By ndnik
I think your best bet is a 55mm lens on any of...

I think your best bet is a 55mm lens on any of the 645 format cameras. That keeps the aspect ratio the same. I'm not sure you'll find anything very compact, though. Maybe the Fuji 645 series, GA, GS,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,633
Posted By ndnik
Very nice. He likes to provoke, that's clear, but...

Very nice. He likes to provoke, that's clear, but there's a lot of insight and truth in that interview.

-N.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,419
Posted By ndnik
Mother and Baby about 3 years ago...

Mother and Baby about 3 years ago ...

https://luna.mpe.mpg.de/%7Endrory/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/100905_20100905-009005.jpg

- N.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By ndnik
How "earthrise" was taken from aboard Apollo 8

The Apollo 8 photograph showing the earth rising above the lunar horizon was taken 45 years ago. I just found this fascinating NASA video about how that iconic shot was taken, analysed using recent...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-02-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,205
Posted By ndnik
DF for me, because I have not made friends with...

DF for me, because I have not made friends with electronic viewfinders yet. Or with digital camera ergonomics (for reasonable prices), but we're talking rumors only, right?

- N.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By ndnik
The Biogon has no noticable distortion. -N.

The Biogon has no noticable distortion.

-N.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,448
Posted By ndnik
It is still true that vignetting at large...

It is still true that vignetting at large apertures makes your lens have barrel distrortion and as you close the aperture you move towards the orthoscopic case. I think.

-N.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,448
Posted By ndnik
I think he's right under the assumption that the...

I think he's right under the assumption that the chief ray does not move as the stop changes size.

- N.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,448
Posted By ndnik
No, it would be gemetrical distortion, not coma,...

No, it would be gemetrical distortion, not coma, CA, and higher-order aberrations. The relevant issue is that different parts of the pupil form their image at different locations in the focal plane....
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,448
Posted By ndnik
Aperture can have an effect on barrel or...

Aperture can have an effect on barrel or pincushion distortion in lenses. Only points on the optical axis see the full aperture (the pupil). Points away from the axis see only parts of the pupil,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 51,587
Posted By ndnik
http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-conten...

http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/120422_Scan-120422-48-09.jpg

More at the address in my signature.

-N.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,242
Posted By ndnik
The Biogon 35/2 is fairly big, much bigger than...

The Biogon 35/2 is fairly big, much bigger than the CV 35/1.4. The most visible difference in the images is the lack of distortion of the Biogon compared to the pronounced barrel distortion of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-19-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 11,193
Posted By ndnik
There have been some new scanners since 2010...

There have been some new scanners since 2010 ...

The plustek 35 mm scanner line, the plustek OpticFilm 120, which is very good quality and costs $US 1999, and also the Pacific Image 120.

Things...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,094
Posted By ndnik
Thanks, Stephen!

Thanks, Stephen!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,094
Posted By ndnik
That was a fantastic thread ... why did he feel...

That was a fantastic thread ... why did he feel the need to delete it? His own posts - fine, but everybody else's? I feel the bartender should to do something about people's ability to delete other...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,339
Posted By ndnik
+1 for adoramapix. The advantage over blurb is...

+1 for adoramapix.

The advantage over blurb is that they offer books made with c-prints, which I much prefer over blurb's CMYK process. Even more so for B&W, where it is hard to get good results...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By ndnik
The article associated with the photograph is...

The article associated with the photograph is about an architectural photographer's health issues. I would assume the photograph is a self portrait.

[EDIT] - never mind, I see the image is credited...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 2,854
Posted By ndnik
Some really nice stuff in this thread. My blog...

Some really nice stuff in this thread.

My blog is in my sig...

- N.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ndnik
Awesome! What a lucky coincidence that I'm moving...

Awesome! What a lucky coincidence that I'm moving (back) to Austin in 3 weeks ...

N.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,840
Posted By ndnik
http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-conten...

http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/101203_20101028-013002.jpg

https://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/?p=355
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,684
Posted By ndnik
Very nice. Thanks!

Very nice. Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 5,513
Views: 487,030
Posted By ndnik
https://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-conte...

https://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/081221_img_0166.jpg

http://luna.mpe.mpg.de/~ndrory/photoblog/?p=333
Forum: RFF News 08-23-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 22,868
Posted By ndnik
Good news. Maybe the buyer will put better...

Good news. Maybe the buyer will put better management in place to run the business. Kodak management would run it into the ground sooner or later no matter what. Selling is the only chance to save...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By ndnik
Damn! I get there July 2nd ... Next time, maybe....

Damn! I get there July 2nd ... Next time, maybe. By the way, I can very much recommend Ruffini, great little cafe, restaurant, wine shop, and bakery.

- N.
Forum: Off Topic 05-06-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,320
Posted By ndnik
on dpreview people also dismiss photographs...

on dpreview people also dismiss photographs purely on their technical specifications. i find it hard to take these kind of discussions seriously.

- N.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,372
Posted By ndnik
Film only, 2 35mm Rangefinders and a 6x6 TLR....

Film only, 2 35mm Rangefinders and a 6x6 TLR. Tri-X and Portra. May switch to HP5+ and ... sooner than I'd like to. (HP5+ is a great film, I'm just not used to it.)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2012
Replies: 416
Views: 61,233
Posted By ndnik
Day of the Dead

These are from a series on the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Taken in Mexico City, Nov 2011, Tri-X pushed...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By ndnik
Folks, Re-fixing did remove the yellow...

Folks,

Re-fixing did remove the yellow discoloration. Apparently, my batch of fix went bad. Thanks again for your help!

-N.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By ndnik
I will try to re-fix tomorrow night and report...

I will try to re-fix tomorrow night and report back ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By ndnik
Thanks! I usually try the fix with the film...

Thanks! I usually try the fix with the film leader and fix for ~twice the time it takes the leader to clear ... Maybe I screwed up this time. I will try to re-fix.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By ndnik
HP5 yellow streaks

Hi,

I'm trying out HP5 in 120 (have been using Tri-X for a long time), and I'm getting yellow-looking negatives. The edges of the film seem clear (or have the regular color of the base) but the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,269
Posted By ndnik
This is precisely what is so alarming about these...

This is precisely what is so alarming about these photographs: they were humans who did this, like us.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-26-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 227,970
Posted By ndnik
Great news. I'm in for one of these. I'm happy...

Great news. I'm in for one of these. I'm happy with my Plustek 7600 and was waiting for someone to come out with a decent option for 120 format scans.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,262
Posted By ndnik
Well, Fuji is offering the right set of lenses...

Well, Fuji is offering the right set of lenses for their sensor format ... That was not the case when the M8 came out. Especially since people already owned M-mount lenses with an angle-of-view...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 7,519
Posted By ndnik
"The problem, from an artistic point of view, is...

"The problem, from an artistic point of view, is that photography starts with an external point—a subject—and a mechanical capture, from which it can't escape.
Painting starts with an internal,...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 6,279
Posted By ndnik
Why do you assume everyone chooses the medium he...

Why do you assume everyone chooses the medium he uses based on technical image quality alone? I think technically digital has surpassed small-format film years ago. I agree with you here. The only...
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By ndnik
Ken (off topic), I am a professional astronomer....

Ken (off topic),

I am a professional astronomer. I used to work in the US (at UT Austin). If your daughter wants advice, feel free to contact me. In one line, my best advice would be to forget...
Forum: RFF News 10-27-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By ndnik
The problem with ordering from Freestyle is that...

The problem with ordering from Freestyle is that shipping to Mexico City is 50 bucks and then one still may have to deal with Mexican customs, which is, let's say, not very predictable.

Last time I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,533
Posted By ndnik
Which other rangefinder manufacturer is selling a...

Which other rangefinder manufacturer is selling a line with 6 distinct camera configurations plus a line of lenses that they are constantly updating?
Forum: RFF News 10-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By ndnik
Yeah, I feared that would be the answer. I have...

Yeah, I feared that would be the answer. I have seen the Fuji pro color films at a number of places, they seem to be easily availble in 135 and 120. Pro 400-H will have to do then, although I really...
Forum: RFF News 10-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By ndnik
Que buena idea. Me mandas un correo quando tienes...

Que buena idea. Me mandas un correo quando tienes tiempo?

Anyone else in Mexico City interested in a meet-up?
Forum: RFF News 10-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By ndnik
Thanks, bobkatz. I've tried camara # 1 (the one...

Thanks, bobkatz. I've tried camara # 1 (the one downtown) and had no luck. I'll call LMI next.
Forum: RFF News 10-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,007
Posted By ndnik
A bit off topic, but while we are talking about...

A bit off topic, but while we are talking about Mexico (City), does anyone know how to get Kodak Portra around here? I've tried a number of shops in Mexico City, everybody tells me it has been...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 5,075
Posted By ndnik
still laughing ... this is awesome.

still laughing ... this is awesome.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,537
Posted By ndnik
I must say I never understood why Leica thought...

I must say I never understood why Leica thought the whirring sound of the shutter re-cocking on the M8/M9 was acceptable. Almost all DSLRs I know have silent re-cocking motors/gears (some Rebels do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,444
Posted By ndnik
A great film. It has become my standard color...

A great film. It has become my standard color negative film. It gives a bit cooler colors in direct sun, I've found. Scans really well.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-10-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 3,572
Posted By ndnik
I returned to using only film after realizing...

I returned to using only film after realizing thet digital just does not do it for me. I'm referring to both the available cameras and the fact that I prefer the look of film pictures.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 8,850
Posted By ndnik
HC-110 is my standard developer for Tri-X. I find...

HC-110 is my standard developer for Tri-X. I find dilution H more convenient than dilution B because the development time of the modern Tri-X in dilution B is on the very short side (less than 4min)....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-08-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 36,527
Posted By ndnik
I'd much rather see them work on getting the...

I'd much rather see them work on getting the camera to wake up as fast as any entry-level dslr does instead of the ~1s it takes it today before taking up sensor issues. The sensor is not the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By ndnik
It depends what and who you are shooting for. If...

It depends what and who you are shooting for. If for yourself, and you happen to perfer the look that b&w film gives you, then you have your answer. If you shoot for a client and depend on editing...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15,315
Posted By ndnik
This happens to me mostly at airports these days,...

This happens to me mostly at airports these days, with security personnel. Either I'm asked to turn on my M4, or whether there's film in my M8 (while I still had an M8).

- N.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-29-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 7,004
Posted By ndnik
There is a tendency here to generalize one's own...

There is a tendency here to generalize one's own preferences derived from one's own shooting style to absolute statements (no offense intended):

For example, in my shooting, I have no time to read...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By ndnik
This is great! Thanks. - N

This is great! Thanks.

- N
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-23-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,470
Posted By ndnik
Film: texture Digital:

Film: texture
Digital:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,718
Posted By ndnik
Here's another link:...

Here's another link: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/looking_forward.htm.

- N.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By ndnik
Foto Sauter mentioned above (opposite the...

Foto Sauter mentioned above (opposite the Sendlinger Tor) has a decent used section, with reasonable prices for Leica gear. They give a one year dealer warranty on many of their used items. I've...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 11,994
Posted By ndnik
If I remember correctly, they are called...

If I remember correctly, they are called "MultiExposure" and "Number of Passes" in the input menu. They only show up if the scanner supports them and in "more options" mode.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 11,994
Posted By ndnik
Actually, there are two settings in vuescan (if...

Actually, there are two settings in vuescan (if the scanner supports them): one for multiple scans with the same exposure (up to 8 or 16, can't remember) to beat down shot noise, and a HDR-like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 3,400
Posted By ndnik
24 - 35 - 50 for me for the last 20 years. The 35...

24 - 35 - 50 for me for the last 20 years. The 35 sees most use. Every attempt to pair this down to 28 - 50 has been unsucessful so far ...

- N.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,075
Posted By ndnik
Only if no other manufacturer steps up their game...

Only if no other manufacturer steps up their game and decides to offer a digital M-mount RF.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,054
Posted By ndnik
This made me spill my morning coffee bursting out...

This made me spill my morning coffee bursting out in laughter. Great!

- N.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-27-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 6,133
Posted By ndnik
It is not about technology and therefore your...

It is not about technology and therefore your analogy of color tv or modern cars does not apply. Photography is a visual art. Film has a specific look to it. It looks like, well, film. Some of us...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-20-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 25,796
Posted By ndnik
I'm an astronomer (physicist by eduacation)...

I'm an astronomer (physicist by eduacation) working in academia.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 7,050
Posted By ndnik
Perhaps a more complete picture would include the...

Perhaps a more complete picture would include the change in the average price of cameras over time. But, at the end of the day, it is not very relevant to pricing of goods. Efficiency gains do not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,158
Posted By ndnik
On a related note, is there any LTM or M mount...

On a related note, is there any LTM or M mount lens in the 80-100mm range that focuses down to 0.7m ?

- Niv
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 13,831
Posted By ndnik
It has been mentioned, but is being given less...

It has been mentioned, but is being given less attention than it deserves: context. By taking this photo out of context and showing it as a single image, it may not appear as strong as it did when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,254
Posted By ndnik
Their rating is based on some (arbitrary)...

Their rating is based on some (arbitrary) weighting of individual scores. Your preferred weights may be different, since different things matter to you.

They only rate by extinction resolution, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,666
Posted By ndnik
There it is: Kodak Preofessional BW Films...

There it is:

Kodak Preofessional BW Films (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/blackWhiteIndex.jhtml?pq-path=13319/1231)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,057
Posted By ndnik
As a matter of fact, many of my subjects on the...

As a matter of fact, many of my subjects on the street seem as confident about themselves as I wish I was.

Granted, humour is an important aspect of street. Good, smart humour can poke fun at a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,760
Posted By ndnik
For me it is the CV Nokton 35 f/1.4. Size does...

For me it is the CV Nokton 35 f/1.4. Size does matter. This lens is small, fast, inexpensive, and very good optically.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By ndnik
In fact, one of the few things Leica does better...

In fact, one of the few things Leica does better than other manufacturers in camera software is that (as far as I know) the digital Ms are the only cameras to display histograms of RAW data, not of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,366
Posted By ndnik
yup, I know how you feel. been there.

yup, I know how you feel. been there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,057
Posted By ndnik
What Roger said above: your choice. If you feel...

What Roger said above: your choice. If you feel like a voyeur, that is what you will project through expression and body language and that is then what you will be perceived as. Feel confident about...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-27-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 19,301
Posted By ndnik
no filter or lens cap. always a hood. i found...

no filter or lens cap. always a hood. i found this to be the most practical approach.

- N.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-21-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,105
Posted By ndnik
Aspherical just means that at least one of the...

Aspherical just means that at least one of the lens surfaces is not spherical. It does not say what its actual shape is. Depending on how the shape differs from spherical (in increasing complexity:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,975
Posted By ndnik
No doubt Leica lenses have become a lot more...

No doubt Leica lenses have become a lot more expensive compared to similar products by other manufacturers, as demonstrated by the OP. M bodies not so much.

Without having to refer to any elusive...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Posted By ndnik
The canonical reference to the German laws...

The canonical reference to the German laws regarding photography is the following text which has been mentioned...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Posted By ndnik
Go ahead and show them. You already broke the law...

Go ahead and show them. You already broke the law taking the images. Showing them at least makes that worth while ;). This law is insane and ignoring it is the best we can do. If you get sued for...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Posted By ndnik
I fully agree. Currently, as far as I know, no...

I fully agree. Currently, as far as I know, no country places any restrictions on what online services are allowed to do with the data on their users they collect (nor on how they collect and share...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Posted By ndnik
Sometimes and someplaces, this is not a matter of...

Sometimes and someplaces, this is not a matter of opinion. Privacy law in Germany, as an example, is very different from the US/UK.

According to German law, you own the rights to your own image....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2011
Replies: 520
Views: 93,593
Posted By ndnik
Wonderful thread, that I can only truly...

Wonderful thread, that I can only truly appreciate since my own daughter was born just about 6 months...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-02-2011
Replies: 195
Views: 15,868
Posted By ndnik
It is listed as discontinued on Cosina's...

It is listed as discontinued on Cosina's wbsite:
http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt/english/wide-e.html

and it also shows up on their discontinued items...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,459
Posted By ndnik
Off topic, but may be interesting to a few of...

Off topic, but may be interesting to a few of you:

(I'm an astronomer by profession). At least in Astronomy, we almost always use sequential optics programs to design optical systems. This is still...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ndnik
yes

I use the 7600. For most practical purposes, I find the Plustek gives comparable results to the Nikon scanners (negatives and b&w; for slides, the Nikon still might have the edge due to the higher...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By ndnik
No need to do that. Set the shutter speed dial to...

No need to do that. Set the shutter speed dial to B and your meter will not switch on when the shutter release is (half-)depressed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By ndnik
I bought an M4 from them a while ago. The slow...

I bought an M4 from them a while ago. The slow times were sticky when the camera arrived, and they immediately offered to fix it (at their expense, of course) or refund me. I opted to have them fix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,674
Posted By ndnik
seconded. f/8 and be there.

seconded.

f/8 and be there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,743
Posted By ndnik
Gear matters a lot less than some would think....

Gear matters a lot less than some would think. Being comfortable with the gear matters more. The photographer's eye now ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,731
Posted By ndnik
Film M and a good scanner for me. I simply prefer...

Film M and a good scanner for me. I simply prefer the look of film images, especially in b&w.

I've gone digital for a couple of years and did find the workflow easier and faster and technical image...
Forum: Travel 10-26-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,221
Posted By ndnik
How about Vienna?

Let me throw Vienna into the mix. They have festivities all over the old city on New Year's Eve - Live music, dancing, performances, food and drink stands ...

Berlin is always a blast. Paris? Sure....
Forum: Travel 10-24-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By ndnik
Moving to Mexico City. Any RFFers there? Buying Film?

Hi,

I'll be moving to Mexico City (from Munich, Germany) in December to take up a job at UNAM (the university). Any RFFers from Mexico City around? Are there meet-ups? If not, we should start 'em...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2010
Replies: 488
Views: 127,712
Posted By ndnik
Tri-X for me. Not exactly out of passion for this...

Tri-X for me. Not exactly out of passion for this particular film as HP5 and Neopan are really nice too, more like a long-time marriage.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-26-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 25,210
Posted By ndnik
As long as there is 400 speed B&W film available,...

As long as there is 400 speed B&W film available, I'll use my film rangefinders (M4 & M6). I prefer color film to digital, but would feel less of a loss switching to digital for color work. I would...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-25-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,415
Posted By ndnik
The x100 is surely an interesting concept. I hope...

The x100 is surely an interesting concept. I hope it turns out to be agreat camera (but I would have preferred a larger than 0.5x viewfinder and interchangeable lenses. Would have made it great...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-20-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 20,330
Posted By ndnik
Hey, I'm in Munich myself! I've done some street...

Hey, I'm in Munich myself! I've done some street in Munich, and generally had no problems. Oktoberfest seems like a great opportunity.

I preset exposure, light is usually quite predictable...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-15-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9,995
Posted By ndnik
Horrible lens, really. Totally wasted money. Big,...

Horrible lens, really. Totally wasted money. Big, heavy, soft, miserable bokeh, flares even in darkness, and wonky construction. So bad, I use it most of the time on my M4 as my standard lens.

;)
Forum: Off Topic 09-13-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 7,165
Posted By ndnik
While this subject is relevant and the discussion...

While this subject is relevant and the discussion interesting and informative, I find myself making the decision to shoot film (or digital) on a purely aesthetic basis every time. Every other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,425
Posted By ndnik
True. But, now that I confessed to finding it a...

True. But, now that I confessed to finding it a bit dorky but also to doing it (neck strap around my neck), am I a dork myself? ;-)

Need a glass of whisky to think about it all.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,425
Posted By ndnik
I never use lens caps. Only hoods; they provide...

I never use lens caps. Only hoods; they provide adequate protection. Not having to worry about lens caps when changing lenses also makes that process faster.

In many situations I shoot with...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-29-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 34,518
Posted By ndnik
DIY SLR and Rangefinder

This guy designed, machined, and built his own 35 mm SLR inlcuding a Leica-type focal plane cloth shutter.
See http://www.collection-appareils.fr/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=6946 (in French) and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,506
Posted By ndnik
A RAW file is not demosaiced. It stores one value...

A RAW file is not demosaiced. It stores one value per pixel, and of these pixels 50% are green, 25% blue and 25% red (for a standard Bayer pattern). A TIFF file is demosaiced and the color...
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