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Forum: Fuji X Series 07-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By GoodPhotos
I just traded my X-T10 for a silver X-E2 (which...

I just traded my X-T10 for a silver X-E2 (which will pair nicely with my black X-E2!) I make my living with two X-T1 bodies, still have the original X-A1 body that got me to sell all my Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,715
Posted By GoodPhotos
As I'm reading this it occurs to me that nearly...

As I'm reading this it occurs to me that nearly half of my professional career now has been using (mostly) APS-C (aka 'DX') digital sensors.

From 1985-2001 it was all 35mm, 6X6, 6X7 and some very...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-01-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,793
Posted By GoodPhotos
Don't discount your X-20 either! It is capable of...

Don't discount your X-20 either! It is capable of 'leaf shutter style' flash synch for daylight portraiture and at the lower ISOs produces really nice images!
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-01-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,793
Posted By GoodPhotos
I've owned a lot of Leicas in my time and have...

I've owned a lot of Leicas in my time and have sold them all. The only one I regret selling is the IIIf and that is because I mostly gave it (and several awesome LTM lenses) away because it was all...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 24,264
Posted By GoodPhotos
I've been professionally ALL IN with Fuji for...

I've been professionally ALL IN with Fuji for more than a year now.

I bought an X-Pro1, but I sold it. I found the OVF mostly superfluous to my needs and the body was far too slow, large and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-11-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,166
Posted By GoodPhotos
I loved the 'SNICK' of the shutter....

I loved the 'SNICK' of the shutter.
Unfortunately, not enough. Every exposure I'd make with the IIIf I also would replicate with whatever digital camera I was carrying at the moment. I'd get instant...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,373
Posted By GoodPhotos
LR5 and now LR6 seem to handle the RAFs from my...

LR5 and now LR6 seem to handle the RAFs from my XA-1, XE-1 and XT-1 well enough that I'm not getting anything but compliments from clients. A steady paycheck is my threshold of quality. :)
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 6,392
Posted By GoodPhotos
The Nikon D100 placed a professional (then) 6MP...

The Nikon D100 placed a professional (then) 6MP APS-C sensor that took my (then) Nikkor lenses below the $2500 mark. (256MB CF cards were still almost $300 though.)

I bought one in late 2002 and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,683
Posted By GoodPhotos
If the new 35/2 is indeed WR (weather resistant)...

If the new 35/2 is indeed WR (weather resistant) as some rumors have suggested it will be, it will be most welcome on my X-T1.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,683
Posted By GoodPhotos
I would like a leaf shutter though. Hopefully the...

I would like a leaf shutter though. Hopefully the X200 will still have that and will have a tilt screen. I'd sell my XPro1 for that in a heart beat.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,683
Posted By GoodPhotos
I read those articles last night and agree with...

I read those articles last night and agree with him on a number of points, but he also completely dismisses the XC lenses and the XA-1. I got the XA-1 as my first MILC and find it a wonderful little...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
Posted By GoodPhotos
I use mine in the same way that Willie_901 does....

I use mine in the same way that Willie_901 does. The XF10-24/4 on my XT-1 accounts for 99% of my income and that these days is 100% Real Estate listings. This lens makes even the XA-1 shine, though...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By GoodPhotos
Thanks. Updated the XT1, the 10-24 and the...

Thanks. Updated the XT1, the 10-24 and the 55-200!
No NOTICEABLE improvements, but I like that I can use my i40 flashes (well, at least in non-TTL) in M+E mode now and will likely keep it there most...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 22,684
Posted By GoodPhotos
How many MegaPixels are these replicas? ;)

How many MegaPixels are these replicas?
;)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-05-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By GoodPhotos
"Jackar" lenses?

I'm just curious, has anyone here tried one of the "Jackar Snapshooter 34mm F1.8 Prime Lenses" yet on their Fuji X?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,377
Posted By GoodPhotos
FujiRumors is claiming that it will be in the...

FujiRumors is claiming that it will be in the US$80 range.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-05-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 48,618
Posted By GoodPhotos
I've just got my 27/2.8 and put it on my XA-1...

I've just got my 27/2.8 and put it on my XA-1 (now that I'm using an XT-1 with the 10-24/4 for work.) Ordered a Voigtlander 40mm finder for it and can't wait to use it as a makeshift X100T. I may...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 8,007
Posted By GoodPhotos
So I went down to the PHSNE show this last...

So I went down to the PHSNE show this last weekend and sold my IIIf, 50/1.5, 50/3.5, 90/4 and Rolleiflex MX-EVS because I realised that I had had the same roll of film in each of them for more than a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,884
Posted By GoodPhotos
It sounds like this has the same sensor as my...

It sounds like this has the same sensor as my D7000, but probably with newer a|d conversion algorithms for even better low light/high iso use? Even if it is the same it would be nice. Paired with a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,955
Posted By GoodPhotos
I have and love a Canon S90, but in my 'working...

I have and love a Canon S90, but in my 'working life' I use Nikon DSLRs. I'm thinking a lot about a P7000. All of the great IQ pluses of my S90, but with HD, an optical finder, a much longer lens and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By GoodPhotos
I will respectfully disagree with that. It is...

I will respectfully disagree with that. It is true, the Leica/sonic Digilux/LX, The Canon Gs (and s90/95), the Nikon P7000 are no match for even the 4:3 sensors in today's EVIL rigs, but all of them...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,426
Posted By GoodPhotos
There is a big difference in IQ between the...

There is a big difference in IQ between the smaller sensor ~$250 digicams and the larger sensor $400-$500 digicams (like the LX5, S95, G11... and maybe the P7000?).

Granted the new class of so...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,402
Posted By GoodPhotos
Nice work and congratulations.

Nice work and congratulations.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
I've also recently purchased the control dial...

I've also recently purchased the control dial solution from Lensmate Online as well. It looks like Canon have solved this issue with the S95 by taking all our suggestions into play and making the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,101
Posted By GoodPhotos
I'm in a jet flying over the US at the moment...

I'm in a jet flying over the US at the moment headed to a 'destination wedding' in Monterey. (Is it still called a destination wedding when the couple are local and the photographer is flying in from...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-07-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By GoodPhotos
As much as I love my S90, if the GF1 isn't too...

As much as I love my S90, if the GF1 isn't too big for you to carry as much as you would the Canon, the 4:3 sensor and MUCH broader lens options would be the deciding factor for me in favour of the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,252
Posted By GoodPhotos
The 'viewfinder' on my S90 is larger than the...

The 'viewfinder' on my S90 is larger than the viewfinder on my Rolleiflex MX-EVS and is much easier to see and compose on in an light (and I have a brighter Mamiya VF glass on my Rollei.)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
One point on the Raynox Aux 'lenses'...mine is a...

One point on the Raynox Aux 'lenses'...mine is a .5X Super Wide lens and they make a .3X (Semi-Fisheye) and a .7X Wide as well. I have to put my camera in macro focus mode to use the .5X and tried a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
I added a 37mm polarizer to the kit today. Was...

I added a 37mm polarizer to the kit today. Was cloudy bright out today so I hope to try it out in the brighter sun this weekend.
:)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
Well thanks, but as I mentioned, this lens does...

Well thanks, but as I mentioned, this lens does have characteristics that would keep me from using it for anything I was getting paid to produce. It IS a bit soft in the corners and in high contrast...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-11-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
It certainly isn't a 14-24/2.8 Nikkor by any...

It certainly isn't a 14-24/2.8 Nikkor by any means, but for fun stuff that I want to shoot, I am very happy with it in the same way that some folks like to play with Holgas, Dianas and Lensbabies I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-11-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/Depot28.jpg 1/50...

http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/Depot28.jpg
1/500 f/3.2 ISO160 widest angle (28mm equiv.)

http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/Depot14.jpg
1/300 f/4 ISO160 widest angle, macro focused, Raynox .5X AUX...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-11-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/TheMetV.jpg htt...

http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/TheMetV.jpg

http://goodphotos.com/images/temp/TheMetH.jpg
Both images: 1/30 f/2.0 500ISO wide open, macro focused with Raynox .5X AUX lens.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-10-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 7,326
Posted By GoodPhotos
Some device that would allow me to use an aux VF...

Some device that would allow me to use an aux VF with a Canon S90 would be nice. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with what I've got now.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-10-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 8,356
Posted By GoodPhotos
Pardon my ignorance, but I've not shot a lot of...

Pardon my ignorance, but I've not shot a lot of film for quite some time as I moved to fully DSLRs for work back in 2002....but if you are going to scan the negs anyhow, why not shoot with a full...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
With the adapter...

With the adapter attached:
http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/S90-4.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
I LOVE the grip. I actually purchased it directly...

I LOVE the grip. I actually purchased it directly from Richard before I got the LensMate adapter. It makes shooting much easier.

The bag I got from the shop I work at off season, but you can also...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
Tricked out Canon S90

http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/S90-2.jpg

MRock Bag (with room for extra battery and card), Grip and 37mm filter adapter from Lensmate, a Raynox .5X Superwide adapter (which offers about a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 8,043
Posted By GoodPhotos
For anything that I think will be a real...

For anything that I think will be a real challenge, I shoot RAW, but for most shooting I'm using the Large Superfine JPEG and am very happy with the in camera processing. This was at the theater last...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-07-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
I agree. I can pull images from it that I've not...

I agree. I can pull images from it that I've not been able to produce with anything but DSLRs until now...
http://www.goodphotos.com/images/BLOG10/big/SnowyCongress.jpg

(Portland Maine, The day of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-06-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
Yes, but for me the camera was a gift, so I...

Yes, but for me the camera was a gift, so I didn't mind tricking it out a bit at my own expense.

I ordered the Lensmate 37mm filter adapter for it tonight. Picked up a snap on auxiliary Raynox .5...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
I do wish the read dial on the S90 was click...

I do wish the read dial on the S90 was click stopped like the G11, but adding Richard Franiec's S90 Grip (http://www.kleptography.com/rf/) to the camera makes accidentally hitting the rear dial a lot...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-02-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
Good news...Lensmate...

Good news...Lensmate (http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/S90.html) is now making a filter adapter for the S90 also. I don't have a 37mm Polarizer, but I think it would be very useful with an S90.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-29-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 23,690
Posted By GoodPhotos
Until I just got this Canon S90 for Yule, I had...

Until I just got this Canon S90 for Yule, I had been making due with a second hand SD700IS point and shoot. Always have been pretty happy with the snaps when I had lots of light, but it suffered...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-28-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs220...

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs220.snc3/22742_222585037461_715762461_3325931_1817311_n.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-28-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
at 12,800...

at 12,800 ISO:
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs220.snc3/22742_222584972461_715762461_3325924_5645_n.jpg

and at 1600...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-28-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 7,309
Posted By GoodPhotos
I got an S90 for Yule. I LOVE it. I put a...

I got an S90 for Yule. I LOVE it.
I put a Promaster ballistic LCD protector on it.
Ordered a grip for it (http://kleptography.com/rf/#camera_s90).
And got a small M-Rock Biscayne bag...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-27-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By GoodPhotos
With Canon having success in reversing their MP...

With Canon having success in reversing their MP count to get even better low light use, maybe it will be a trend and Fuji will reintroduce the faster lens with a more manual lower MP sensor using the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-27-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By GoodPhotos
I must say that having payed with them in the...

I must say that having payed with them in the shop (and sold quite a few) I've been very impressed with the image quality of the new Fuji EXR Super CCD cams as well. They are insanely fast to lock...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-27-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By GoodPhotos
Back when I had an M4-P I lost the dot. I emailed...

Back when I had an M4-P I lost the dot. I emailed Leica in NJ and they sent me a few. There was a thread (on the LUG?) about the magickal properties of the 'red dot' so just for fun, I've put them on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-25-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By GoodPhotos
The Red Dot...

The Red Dot S90.
:)
http://goodphotos.com/reddots90.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-25-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 11,723
Posted By GoodPhotos
FWIW, I miss my Nikon FM2n more than I miss my...

FWIW, I miss my Nikon FM2n more than I miss my M4-P.

If you are loving the Mamiya 6, why are you even looking at a 35mm though?
As an aside, the shop I work for still has a Mamiya 6 NEW in the box,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-25-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By GoodPhotos
I just got my S90 yesterday. I've been lusting...

I just got my S90 yesterday. I've been lusting after one since first playing with one in the shop a month ago. I've already ordered a grip (http://kleptography.com/rf/#camera_s90)for it to give it a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-17-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 7,721
Posted By GoodPhotos
While we are dreaming...How about a Micro4:3...

While we are dreaming...How about a Micro4:3 format sensor in a CL type body with the same match needle metered manual exposure only...(ok...maybe Aperture Priority too if you must) an M mount (to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,932
Posted By GoodPhotos
I'll take a moment to respectfully my slightly...

I'll take a moment to respectfully my slightly differing preferences.

While the FM3a has a great TTL fill flash capability and the hybrid AV electronic/mechanical shutter was brilliant if you use...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By GoodPhotos
Fuji Instant Film...

Fuji Instant Film (http://www.fujifilmusa.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/proPhotoProductsInstant.jsp?NavBarId=item778804),notwithstanding, still...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-22-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 1,718
Posted By GoodPhotos
I'd actually prefer that to an M9 (which I'd...

I'd actually prefer that to an M9 (which I'd likely never be able to justify even being able to write it off as a business expense.)

Depending on how well the DP1 turns out when they eventually...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-18-2008
Replies: 414
Views: 17,354
Posted By GoodPhotos
It will be around forever, but film has already...

It will be around forever, but film has already become an 'alternative process' to 'regular (digital) photography' like shooting glass plates or tintypes have been for a long time.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By GoodPhotos
BW400CN http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/prof...

BW400CN
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/professional/products/films/bw2/box_bw400cn.jpg
and C41

:)
Kidding! I rarely shoot B&W any more as I have no DR or DR equipment. I've got a freezer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By GoodPhotos
I needed a brighter screen on my MX-EVS and while...

I needed a brighter screen on my MX-EVS and while looking at Maxwells and Brightscreen I found this page:
http://www.panum.de/rolleiflex_screen.htm

Thought it would be a bit difficult, but with a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,352
Posted By GoodPhotos
My Summarit rarely leaves my IIIf. A wonderful...

My Summarit rarely leaves my IIIf. A wonderful lens all round. (and I actually love the heaft of it.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,913
Posted By GoodPhotos
Having owned (and shot for dollars with) both...

Having owned (and shot for dollars with) both minolta SRT102 bodies and Nikon FM2n bodies, I'd say that they are on par. The main difference is that the Nikons have TONS more quality glass that you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 10,389
Posted By GoodPhotos
My very first slr was an X370. I wanted the 700,...

My very first slr was an X370. I wanted the 700, but couldn't afford it or the 500 at the time. A few years later and shortly after enlisting as an Army Photogrpaher in my first duty assignment in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-01-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
Posted By GoodPhotos
I don't remember it much at all...my dad was...

I don't remember it much at all...my dad was 6!
:)
Still doesn't change the fact that a Leica is still a great Yule gift (or indeed a great gift for Christimas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-26-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 6,295
Posted By GoodPhotos
There is a difference for me between motion blur,...

There is a difference for me between motion blur, selective focus and out of focus.
I use motion blur a lot...
http://www.goodphotos.com/OneAWk/01wk7a.jpg
(taken with my first digital...a FujiLeica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 10,881
Posted By GoodPhotos
I like them so much I put them on all my...

I like them so much I put them on all my Leicas!
http://www.goodphotos.com/RedDot.jpg

http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/IIIfRedDotSm.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 6,295
Posted By GoodPhotos
http://www.goodphotos.com/images/grove/albanelfed0...

http://www.goodphotos.com/images/grove/albanelfed07.jpg

Not sharp at all. I like it though. It says exactly what I wanted it to.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-17-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 7,494
Posted By GoodPhotos
I use my IIIf just for fun. (I just got 13 rolls...

I use my IIIf just for fun. (I just got 13 rolls of frozen Kodachrome25!)

In this day and age where I've gone through 5 (soon 6) different DSLR Nikon models since 2003 for work, there is an odd...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-03-2007
Replies: 398
Views: 30,003
Posted By GoodPhotos
When I used 35mm SLR, I shot with minolta SRT102...

When I used 35mm SLR, I shot with minolta SRT102 bodies (four of them) for the first 15 years of my career. When I could no longer get reliably nice professional grade lenses for the MD mount bodies...
Forum: Argus RF 11-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,326
Posted By GoodPhotos
Morgan did a fine job for me with a custom...

Morgan did a fine job for me with a custom cutting leathers for my MX-EVS too and wasn't slow to respond at all. Your bricks look fantastic! (you've easily trippled their worth.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 4,370
Posted By GoodPhotos
I hand them a card and usually say: "My camera is...

I hand them a card and usually say: "My camera is like super man's cape...Without it I'm just another mild mannered guy on the street!" (with a big smile.)
:)
I've actually booked weddings this way!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 4,370
Posted By GoodPhotos
While technically a 'skirt' this is a man's...

While technically a 'skirt' this is a man's garment called a Utilikilt (link). (http://www.utilikilts.com)

As a kilt covers you more than a pair of shorts, I'm fairly certain that they are legal...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-21-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,344
Posted By GoodPhotos
Canon needs to issue a G9"w" with a sharp prime...

Canon needs to issue a G9"w" with a sharp prime 24/2.8mm (35mm equiv.) The camera as is is very fine, but not nearly wide enough for my preferences.

When Nikon puts an convertible DX/FX sensor ala...
Forum: Off Topic 10-18-2007
Replies: 143
Views: 7,741
Posted By GoodPhotos
I received an ACME Roller Ball for my 40th BDay...

I received an ACME Roller Ball for my 40th BDay last week. It is of Frank Loyd Wright's "Brick" design.

http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/FLWBrick.jpg

Writes beautifully and is a work of art in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 4,370
Posted By GoodPhotos
When I'm shooting for me, (and it is nice...

When I'm shooting for me, (and it is nice weather) this is how I roll...
http://a756.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/119/l_9e5890b558405aecd75376f454ac7fbb.jpg

Most people hardly notice the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By GoodPhotos
"Silver Halide is The Way and The Life. None...

"Silver Halide is The Way and The Life. None shall obtain true quality photographic salvation except through Silver."
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 8,201
Posted By GoodPhotos
Welcome Mr. Pierce.

Welcome Mr. Pierce.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-17-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 18,434
Posted By GoodPhotos
For my 35mm RF photography, it'd have to be 50mm...

For my 35mm RF photography, it'd have to be 50mm because I use LTMs and the 50s are by far the easiest solution with the old Barnacks.

For 35mm photography in general (SLRs included), I far prefer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2007
Replies: 226
Views: 11,751
Posted By GoodPhotos
Me. Survival Utilikilt. Zeiss Ikon...(Kodak...

Me. Survival Utilikilt. Zeiss Ikon...(Kodak snapsack)
http://www.goodphotos.com/images/BLOG06/BIG/KiltIkon.jpg

Me. Tilley T4H hat. Utilikilt Mocker. IIIf...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-19-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 3,936
Posted By GoodPhotos
43 59'05.64" N 70 45'15.01" W...

43 59'05.64" N 70 45'15.01" W...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By GoodPhotos
I am sorry. I did not mean to imply that which...

I am sorry. I did not mean to imply that which you inferred. What I meant was that it would cost me FAR more to get high end very large scans made of my film (which would be needed if I want to match...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By GoodPhotos
For me going Digital was as much about having...

For me going Digital was as much about having total control of my work again as anything else. I spend a whole lot more time investment in my digital work now than I did the many many years that I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2007
Replies: 89
Views: 5,595
Posted By GoodPhotos
I feed and house my family primarily with my...

I feed and house my family primarily with my wedding work so I suppose I should chime in my 2 pence. To be blunt about it, I cannot imagine going back to shooting film for income photography. I shot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,892
Posted By GoodPhotos
Fair enough Thardy. We still sometimes get the...

Fair enough Thardy. We still sometimes get the least respect of all the fields of photography and I'm probably a little too sensitive to that. While there certainly are still too many wannabes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,892
Posted By GoodPhotos
Indeed these are nice photos. I must comment...

Indeed these are nice photos.

I must comment though that the best wedding photographers use flash creatively with their DSLRs (AND fast lenses) instead of just 'blasting away' with flash and slow...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 143
Views: 7,741
Posted By GoodPhotos
Mic culpa. I loved my Gibson fretless "Ripper"...

Mic culpa. I loved my Gibson fretless "Ripper" that I stupidly sold when I needed cash many years ago but I now play an Alvarez RB30SC electric/acoustic bass. (Have a nice Alvarez all mahogany PF2005...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-20-2007
Replies: 205
Views: 16,594
Posted By GoodPhotos
I'm gonna send my Retinette 022 to Kiwiland to...

I'm gonna send my Retinette 022 to Kiwiland to have the shutter rebuilt and the finish worked on. It was my first camera and has led me to my avocation and vocation and deserves to be working again...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2007
Replies: 2,165
Views: 612,871
Posted By GoodPhotos
Does yours have "W.H." engraved on it? I had a...

Does yours have "W.H." engraved on it?

I had a guy come into the shop I work at PT a month or so ago with a K that looked as nice as the one you've got there. Stupidly, I didn't get his contact...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-18-2007
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,452
Posted By GoodPhotos
OK. I got my custom leather kit from Morgan at...

OK. I got my custom leather kit from Morgan at CameraLeather.com (http://cameraleather.com) to replace the peeling leather on my MXEVS. I thought, why do the whole thing...why not come up with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,894
Posted By GoodPhotos
It helps greatly to learn a particular film and...

It helps greatly to learn a particular film and stick with it for a while.
At the moment I'm working my way through 20 rolls of NPH in my Rollei and 20 rolls of Supra 800 in my IIIf. I rate both at...
Forum: Off Topic 06-14-2007
Replies: 98
Views: 3,272
Posted By GoodPhotos
http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/IIIfandGuines...

http://goodphotos.com/images/cameras/IIIfandGuiness.jpg

I don't drink beer but just occasionally, but it is hard to complain about a classic like Guiness.

I'm even more partial to Sam Adams Cream...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-14-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 8,802
Posted By GoodPhotos
Hello. I'm Michael. <Hi Michael> I have a Domke...

Hello. I'm Michael. <Hi Michael> I have a Domke Bag Fetish...
She Who Must Be Obeyed (she who keeps me sane) has determined that I can only replace bags at this point one for one. If I want a new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2007
Replies: 100
Views: 3,963
Posted By GoodPhotos
I work two days a week as a resident pro at a...

I work two days a week as a resident pro at a local independent camera shop. I always get a kick out of folks buying Kodak Max 400 to put in their AE1s, FAs and X700 bodies telling me that they'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2007
Replies: 100
Views: 3,963
Posted By GoodPhotos
Most working photographers I know shoot film for...

Most working photographers I know shoot film for fun, and digital for food (and fun).

In his excellent book "Digital Photography Bootcamp" (Amherst, 2006), Kevin Kubota sums up why why I'll never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 6,387
Posted By GoodPhotos
Most excellent and artistic work Riccis! Any...

Most excellent and artistic work Riccis!

Any tool to get the image that you want and that your client will be elated with for a life time and her family beyond that.

It seems to me that most of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By GoodPhotos
USELESS! It is in M mount! I really think Cosina...

USELESS!
It is in M mount!
I really think Cosina is dropping the ball not releasing their lenses in LTM (include an M adapter if you need to and a small bottle of loctite!)

If a lens is fantastic...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2007
Replies: 271
Views: 35,854
Posted By GoodPhotos
I'll be 40 in October. Doesn't seem possible.

I'll be 40 in October.
Doesn't seem possible.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2007
Replies: 2,165
Views: 612,871
Posted By GoodPhotos
My Summarit is the greatest of classic Leitz...

My Summarit is the greatest of classic Leitz glass as is my 9CM/4 Elmar!
:rolleyes:
I no longer have the M5 or the CV 25/4 that is mounted on it in that photo, though I may end up picking one of them...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2007
Replies: 2,165
Views: 612,871
Posted By GoodPhotos
My apologies for not answering sooner. I've been...

My apologies for not answering sooner. I've been PhotoShopping weddings.
Yes, as John Nicely pointed out, the RF filter helps provide contrast for faster focusing. You CAN put it on either RF window...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,822
Posted By GoodPhotos
My IIIf (like the IIIc before it) has small...

My IIIf (like the IIIc before it) has small pinholes in the shutter that ruin the frame if I leave the lens cap off. This isn't a problem for me really because I'm now used to the practice of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2007
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,452
Posted By GoodPhotos
Ah. Thanks. I've got a bottle of Scotish Mead on...

Ah. Thanks.
I've got a bottle of Scotish Mead on order. Will have to wait for that one. (By then the camera will likely be Two Toned!)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 10,170
Posted By GoodPhotos
Any drawback to just a regular webtype...

Any drawback to just a regular webtype strap?
http://www.GoodPhotos.com/RolleiWebSm.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2007
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,452
Posted By GoodPhotos
Show off your TLR!

Hey, all the other camera dedicated fora here have a 'show us your camera' thread...

My new (to me) 1954 Rollei MX-EVS with the Schneider-K Xenar 3.5/75 before I change out the peeling front, top...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-31-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By GoodPhotos
If you don't use them on an LTM at all, you can...

If you don't use them on an LTM at all, you can just dab a little bit of LocTite on the LTM>M ring and TaDa, you've got a nearly permanent M Mount!

I shouldn't complain I suppose. I'll be fairly set...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-28-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By GoodPhotos
Saldly sold mine when I sold my Bessa R and R2....

Saldly sold mine when I sold my Bessa R and R2.
Thinking of getting another one (silver this time) for use with the IIIf while Stephen still has some in stock.

Can't for the life of me figure out...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,020
Posted By GoodPhotos
I bought a red and a black normal softie for my...

I bought a red and a black normal softie for my M5 and used them later on my M4P and got the mini softie for a Bessa R but that ended up on my FM2.
All four of those cameras are gone now but I kept...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By GoodPhotos
This is the lens that most often sits on my IIIf....

This is the lens that most often sits on my IIIf. I love it.
No, it isn't as tack sharp wide open as a modern lens and yes it does tend toward lower contrast (especially with portrait films), but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2007
Replies: 2,165
Views: 612,871
Posted By GoodPhotos
Update

OK. So I've found that I so prefer the IIIf that I DID part with the IIIc and traded the older body to a dear friend for a Rolleiflex MX-EVS type 2 (75/3.5 Schneider-K) that he wasn't using much....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,392
Posted By GoodPhotos
I've never used CameraQuest to service equipment,...

I've never used CameraQuest to service equipment, but I have purchased a number of Bessa's and CV lenses from Stephen and have always found him to be prompt, friendly and affordable.

I work two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By GoodPhotos
Thanks Jay. I was afraid of that. I'm a decent...

Thanks Jay. I was afraid of that. I'm a decent enough photographer, but I'm really not mechanically inclined at all, so sounds like something to leave to the pros.
The IIIc does have some pin holes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By GoodPhotos
Top Plate Replacement Difficulty?

I've a a wonderful old 1949 sharkskin IIIc that (I'm told) some idiot in US Customs scratched the Leica engraving off decades ago...(sorry...blurry old pic. I've since covered the attrocity with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2007
Replies: 2,165
Views: 612,871
Posted By GoodPhotos
IIIc and IIIf

Introduction:
Michael Eric Berube, GoodPhotos.com/AnotherMaine.com

Long time LUGger. Shoot strictly digital for work now. RF for fun.
Sold my CL. Sold my M5. Sold my M4P. Sold my Bessa R & R2.
I...
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