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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,138
Posted By Sam Kanga
DSLR talk? Itís been a while since I was last on...

DSLR talk? Itís been a while since I was last on RFF.
Iím assuming Nick is taking the piss, and this is tongue in cheek Ė and by the end of the post, I think it must be tongue tartare.

While I was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,164
Posted By Sam Kanga
Great story!

Great story!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,164
Posted By Sam Kanga
Here is my question. Do you have or do you want...

Here is my question. Do you have or do you want a digital Leica? And most important and a real help in clarifying my thoughts - why. Thank you for your help.
____________________

Hello Bill,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,712
Posted By Sam Kanga
Good news, but not "entry level". This is closer...

Good news, but not "entry level". This is closer to what a Leica "M" should be, no video and other gew gaws. There are many great cameras out there that have video and let you use long lenses easily...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,441
Posted By Sam Kanga
This is good to know. A suitable option is...

This is good to know. A suitable option is welcome.

Thanks
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,441
Posted By Sam Kanga
This all sounds like good news. I do love the...

This all sounds like good news. I do love the Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk. In my research last year, I also came across this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi arsneniii - Thanks I have been scanning there...

Hi arsneniii - Thanks I have been scanning there for a while. It's just that I know that anyone with experience scanning Kodachrome has worked out some settings.

I can't remember off hand, but I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi BLKRCAT No I use the Imacon 949 at Gallery...

Hi BLKRCAT

No I use the Imacon 949 at Gallery 44.

any suggestions?
Thanks
Sam
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Sam Kanga
Kodachromes scanned on Imacon 949 - settings?

I would appreciate any advice on scanning Kodachromes on an Imacon scanner. Does anyone have experience with Kodachromes and Imacons - settings/profiles?
I would like to scan them out of the slide...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,529
Posted By Sam Kanga
Good news.

Good news.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,529
Posted By Sam Kanga
M2 and M4-P Bought used in 1982 and 1991....

M2 and M4-P
Bought used in 1982 and 1991. Blazing fast, quiet, discreet, compact. All I needed for 99% of my work. From shooting Opera singers to the slums of India - my constant companions for over...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,035
Posted By Sam Kanga
Have a great trip! (oh take the elephants) The...

Have a great trip! (oh take the elephants)

The hiker/cyclist ethos is to pack light and efficiently. Although I use and love my Leica film M's I wouldn't take them hiking (chapeau to anyone that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By Sam Kanga
Definitely. Sam

Definitely.

Sam
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,902
Posted By Sam Kanga
Luck, Cartier-Bresson and the whole damn...

Luck, Cartier-Bresson and the whole damn thing.

I just came across this piece in the NY Times Lens blog about Bill...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks for posting. I agree with her...

Thanks for posting.

I agree with her statement:
"I don’t think people know what good photography is anymore, not just the public but those working on magazines also."

Sam
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-10-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,902
Posted By Sam Kanga
"Are you able to master luck?" Good...

"Are you able to master luck?"

Good question.
For photographers, luck comes for those who are prepared.

Regarding HCB, he knew what he wanted. He had determined a method or style of shooting, and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 58,003
Posted By Sam Kanga
M I've had both, you can be blazing fast with...

M

I've had both, you can be blazing fast with an M Leica. I only miss a shot when I'm not prepared.

Sam
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 7,069
Posted By Sam Kanga
"…There is no home-run. You work more, you get...

"…There is no home-run. You work more, you get lucky more often. Be there when it matters…"

Hi Roland,

That's a pretty good way to put it.

Sam
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 7,069
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Mitch, What I meant is that HCB didn't go on...

Hi Mitch,

What I meant is that HCB didn't go on about the "decisive moment", after the publication of the book it was everyone else who kept attributing it to him and his work.

As you know, he was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 7,069
Posted By Sam Kanga
Regarding the OP, referencing a post by Eric...

Regarding the OP, referencing a post by Eric Kim:

Although Kim does use a provocative title "Debunking the myth of the decisive moment" he does go on to say that one must "work the scene" and look...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Sam Kanga
I lost my button (if you'll pardon the...

I lost my button (if you'll pardon the expression) in the pre-internet days, so Leica replaced it for me. I believe you can purchase quite a number of Leica parts online now.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By Sam Kanga
New Yorker article by Anthony Lane re: Frank's...

New Yorker article by Anthony Lane re: Frank's 2009 show at the Met in NYC

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/14/090914fa_fact_lane
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,867
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks for the Weincell info Godfrey - I didn't...

Thanks for the Weincell info Godfrey - I didn't know.

Sam
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,867
Posted By Sam Kanga
I was able to get replacement batteries from...

I was able to get replacement batteries from Weincell
http://www.weincell.com
for my Lunasix 3 (mercury free replacements for the old PX625 battery). WeinCell might have the Ftn battery (was it PX...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,867
Posted By Sam Kanga
Metering for cameras without a meter. Gossen...

Metering for cameras without a meter.

Gossen Lunasix 3 + practice, practice, practice. (I typically use incident metering)

By this I mean, once you have used a meter for a while, you will get to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,497
Posted By Sam Kanga
I too agree with the OP/Head Bartender: M10 (I...

I too agree with the OP/Head Bartender: M10
(I learned a long time ago not to disagree with the bartender)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,497
Posted By Sam Kanga
Back to the original question: Does anyone have...

Back to the original question: Does anyone have M240 post processing experience/advice?

thx
Sam
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-18-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 6,488
Posted By Sam Kanga
re: J.K. Rowling Why is she even mentioned in...

re: J.K. Rowling

Why is she even mentioned in RFF - but anyway, I'm fine with any author doing well - no problem at all. But the books are not for me (hint: I'm not 14) but ok for my kids. At least...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-18-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 6,488
Posted By Sam Kanga
WHAT! You mean J.K. Rowling faked her ISO's as...

WHAT! You mean J.K. Rowling faked her ISO's as well?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,896
Posted By Sam Kanga
Yes There has already been at least one other...

Yes

There has already been at least one other thread on this.

thx
Sam
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,945
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks for posting. The last photo: On the road...

Thanks for posting.

The last photo: On the road from Namdinh to Thaibinh, Indochina, (Vietnam), May 1954

If I am not mistaken, this would be one of his last photos if not the last. Soon after this...
Forum: Travel 04-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hello ktmrider, For the hiking in Scotland part...

Hello ktmrider,

For the hiking in Scotland part of your trip, I would suggest following the intrepid Chris Townsend, his blog: http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,579
Posted By Sam Kanga
Asim, I believe you asked this question last year...

Asim, I believe you asked this question last year as well.

Here is the link with all sorts of helpful responses.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137330

Sam
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 15,363
Posted By Sam Kanga
Favourite 35mm SLR: Nikon F

Favourite 35mm SLR: Nikon F
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,024
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks for posting. Unfortunately this is a...

Thanks for posting.

Unfortunately this is a fluff/puff piece which seems to be written by someone who doesn't know much about the subject. The sad thing is that the general reader will be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,629
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Phillipus, Short answer: 1) Definitively put...

Hi Phillipus,

Short answer:

1) Definitively put in enough solution for 5 rolls even though you are only developing 3
2) put in all 5 reels
3) agitation is important - whichever method you use make...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-01-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7,255
Posted By Sam Kanga
Photo Smith and craygc Thanks for the info. Sam

Photo Smith and craygc

Thanks for the info.

Sam
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7,255
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hello Bill, I'm glad you brought up this point,...

Hello Bill,

I'm glad you brought up this point, and it's good to read the other opinions.

My question for you or anyone else out there is about the environmental impact of b/w film developing and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks for posting. I enjoyed the film "Lost...

Thanks for posting.

I enjoyed the film "Lost Bohemia" as well.

Sam
Forum: Travel 10-19-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
Mark Thanks for posting snaps from your long...

Mark

Thanks for posting snaps from your long ride through Asia. Mongolia must have been a unique experience by bike. It looks like the landscape that has a headwind no matter which direction you are...
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
Deardorff, I Forgot about the Olympus Stylus...

Deardorff,

I Forgot about the Olympus Stylus Epic, that's a good suggestion.
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Asim, After the Olympus XA I had the Yashica...

Hi Asim,

After the Olympus XA I had the Yashica T4 (not the T4 Super). It was great to use and had a very good lens, however I didn't use it on bike trips. Also if you don't want to have only a 35mm...
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
Mark, Just read your post about your bike trip...

Mark,

Just read your post about your bike trip through Asia, great! Can you post a couple of your fav snaps.

Sam
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
re: Nutters and the great tradition of British...

re: Nutters and the great tradition of British explorers & carrying too much

- I will look for Journey to the Centre of the Earth, thanks

Straying off the topic of cameras: there is that great...
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks Rodchenko, I didn't know about the Crane...

Thanks Rodchenko,

I didn't know about the Crane Cousins, and just searched them out.

Thanks
Sam
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sam Kanga
This is a good question. The travellers ethos,...

This is a good question. The travellers ethos, especially for hiking or cycling is to be careful not to carry too much.

There are many great small cameras listed already, I have used and loved the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 18,889
Posted By Sam Kanga
A lot of good points have been brought up, and as...

A lot of good points have been brought up, and as with all photography, editing is important. Actually I don't like the term street photography. To me street photography is too restrictive a label...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By Sam Kanga
Camera Club

"I see hundreds of this sort of thing every week at the local camera club.
Put simply its what the majority of people take and what is deemed good by the photographic judges."

I have to agree with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,554
Posted By Sam Kanga
My favourite camera is my 1958 M2, it's a 1971...

My favourite camera is my 1958 M2, it's a 1971 Porsche 911

Sam
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,393
Posted By Sam Kanga
re: Durst Lambda, Thanks Photo_Smith. I wonder...

re: Durst Lambda,

Thanks Photo_Smith. I wonder if Bob Carnie at Elevator has something slightly different. http://www.elevatordigital.ca/printing.html I have had prints made by him, and have seen...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,393
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hello Marek, Further to my last post - I think I...

Hello Marek,

Further to my last post - I think I know what the David Bailey method must be: Durst Lambda. They will print a digital file on conventional paper. There aren't many around, but luckily,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,393
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hello Marek, Yes I would be curious to read that...

Hello Marek,

Yes I would be curious to read that David Bailey interview.

re: Salgado, Typically he is shooting digital, and having an interneg made, however, in the Genesis show it is clearly...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-17-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,423
Posted By Sam Kanga
Good topic I would suggest anything by these...

Good topic
I would suggest anything by these cinematographers:
Jack Cardiff
Caleb Deschanel
Sven Nykvist
Gordon Willis
(and there are few more)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By Sam Kanga
Oops, sorry Eric Sam (dopey Leica user)

Oops, sorry Eric

Sam
(dopey Leica user)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By Sam Kanga
Good Source for Zeiss lenses for Leica, Sony,...

Good Source for Zeiss lenses for Leica, Sony, Fuji, Nikon

Hi Eric, and others who are looking for Zeiss Lenses

You should contact Rob Skeoch at http://www.rangefinderstore.com/

He is a great guy,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 24,287
Posted By Sam Kanga
nikon f --- all it's cracked up to be?

nikon f --- all it's cracked up to be? - Yes

I have 2 and use the prism finder only.

sam
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,342
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hcb

I was a photography nut in my early teens, and devoured everything in print at the time. Saw a photo by HCB and it changed my way of thinking about photography.

In my opinion, his best work didn't...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Sam Kanga
Detroit

Thanks for the link.

Great to see something about photography and not equipment!

Sam
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2013
Replies: 470
Views: 98,667
Posted By Sam Kanga
35mm f2.8 Summaron

My trusty companion for over 30 years.

Sam
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,736
Posted By Sam Kanga
Is photographing someone a violation of them, a "subliminal murder?"

Is photographing someone a violation of them, a "subliminal murder?":

No.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-13-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,864
Posted By Sam Kanga
Slate article: Saying Goodbye to Kodak.... by David Rosenberg

Hi Roger,

Sorry, i didn't see that statement in the piece "murder of Kodak by car radio salesman" Did I miss something, or is in one of the links in the article?

Also regarding "journalism" not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 1,860
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 285,480
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi PKR, I came across this post recently. I...

Hi PKR, I came across this post recently. I assume it is not for RFF members to post their own work, but to post the work of others?

Many great photographers are already listed, however, there was a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,203
Posted By Sam Kanga
Edit, Edit, Edit (sorry that's 3 things) Sam

Edit, Edit, Edit
(sorry that's 3 things)

Sam
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,124
Posted By Sam Kanga
I'm assuming you mean digital camera, and that...

I'm assuming you mean digital camera, and that you mean 24x36mm is FF - already done. On 9/9/9 the Leica M9, I believe was the first FF mirrorless (non slr).

I'm waiting for the first affordable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 9,356
Posted By Sam Kanga
Film: - the Olympus XA and then the Yashica T4 -...

Film:
- the Olympus XA and then the Yashica T4 - both great cameras. And as I had mentioned in another RFF post, I was amazed at how many great shots, or even complete essays came from just having...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,322
Posted By Sam Kanga
Lots of interesting stuff: Leica M Sony RX1 Sony...

Lots of interesting stuff:
Leica M
Sony RX1
Sony NEX-6
Fuji X-E1

...and one scary thing from Sweden, made worse by their threat to upholster other Sony cameras as well

Sam
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-18-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 18,555
Posted By Sam Kanga
Can we take this one to the moon and leave it...

Can we take this one to the moon and leave it there too? – My first impression only of the design, and the understanding that it is an NEX-7 underneath.

Once I count to ten and take a deep breath,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2012
Replies: 188
Views: 20,450
Posted By Sam Kanga
The M seems more like what the M9 should have...

The M seems more like what the M9 should have been as far as basic operation is concerned:

good sensor and better colour (hopefully)
longer battery life
quicker image processing

Take a look at this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,032
Posted By Sam Kanga
This is considered mint?

This is considered mint?
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks a lot for the link macjim. I wanted to see...

Thanks a lot for the link macjim. I wanted to see the grip removal.
Sam
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sam Kanga
Help: re X-Pro1 video showing how to replace covering & grip

Help. I recently saw a Japanese video showing how to change the covering on the X-Pro1 and removal of the integrated grip. Not sure if I got the link from RFF or somewhere else. Can someone please...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,249
Posted By Sam Kanga
If you've got the M3 & 50 - you can do a helluva...

If you've got the M3 & 50 - you can do a helluva lot with that alone, not to mention that other M mount lenses are available.

The M leicas are not slow, once you know what you are doing - you'll get...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 9,353
Posted By Sam Kanga
I agree with Jaap and would add: Keep it simple...

I agree with Jaap and would add:

Keep it simple - improve the underperforming aspects (sensor - for those who need to go higher than iso 1600, write speed, battery life, LCD, shutter noise etc.). A...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,488
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Yes: good photojournalism Yes: Black & White...

Hi

Yes: good photojournalism
Yes: Black & White / Colour / Infra Red / pencil sketch on a wet cocktail napkin
The key is "good" work/research/photos etc.

Hows about 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Frank, Probably not many people know about...

Hi Frank,

Probably not many people know about the Friday the 13ths at Port Dover. Just crazy bikers.

My brother in-law in Ottawa has made the trek in the past. Sounds great, especially if you want...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,538
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Canetsbe, Thanks - yup, I guess you should...

Hi Canetsbe,

Thanks
- yup, I guess you should have it CLA'd. Great camera!
I remember an old Pop Photo or Modern Photo article from the '70s of an F-1 that survived a fire. They had a photo of it -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,538
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Canetsbe If he only ran a couple of hundred...

Hi Canetsbe

If he only ran a couple of hundred rolls through it, is there something else wrong with it - i.e. it might not need a CLA. As you know the F-1 was built like a tank (I think it was built...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 128,422
Posted By Sam Kanga
Tri-X or Hp5 in Microphen 1:1 - minimizes the...

Tri-X or Hp5 in Microphen 1:1
- minimizes the grain a little, and lets me push to 800 if I need to

http://www.redgap.ca/samkanga.india.bw/

Thx
sam
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-28-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8,909
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Bill, Currently I'm using the Fuji X-10 -...

Hi Bill,

Currently I'm using the Fuji X-10 - pretty good for what it is. I'm considering the Nex-7 (similar body size to the X-10! - and they are coming out with a 24-75mm equivalent lens) or X-pro1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,598
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi, Thanks. I've not used the Contax G system. I...

Hi, Thanks.

I've not used the Contax G system. I assume it works well, and allows the photographer to work quickly and confidently.

I do know that I have no complaints having used film M's, for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,598
Posted By Sam Kanga
I was just happy to read Stefan Daniel...

I was just happy to read Stefan Daniel acknowledge:

"We know exactly where are the weak points, for example battery life and processing speed. For the next generation we try to strengthen those weak...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 21,616
Posted By Sam Kanga
re: Traveller Kit Hi Kemal, I'll say up front...

re: Traveller Kit

Hi Kemal,

I'll say up front that it's all dependent on how one likes to shoot of course. When advising people who ask, I consider their shooting style and requirements. But what I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-13-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,239
Posted By Sam Kanga
(I responded on another forum about this too - in...

(I responded on another forum about this too - in case anyone thinks they've seen this before -Sam)

Hi Bill, following up on your point - I do like shooting with a rangefinder, or perhaps even a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,382
Posted By Sam Kanga
Digital and then his Rollei. The select was made...

Digital and then his Rollei. The select was made with the Rollei.

See the article in Le Monde: ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2012
Replies: 175
Poll: 35 or 50?
Views: 33,412
Posted By Sam Kanga
"35 or 50?" I would have to say -...

"35 or 50?"

I would have to say - "Yes"
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 3,343
Posted By Sam Kanga
Well after my recent Leica "O" purchase, I have...

Well after my recent Leica "O" purchase, I have to build up my savings again. Can you believe it doesn't have a meter, or autofocus, LCD, or even a histogram anywhere. But the man said it can shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,571
Posted By Sam Kanga
M2 + 35 & 50

M2 + 35 & 50
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi monochromejrnl for camera sizes you could try...

Hi monochromejrnl

for camera sizes you could try camerasize.com here's a link for those two cameras:

http://camerasize.com/compare/#181,258

Sam
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By Sam Kanga
Thanks Dave, I'm quite curious about this...

Thanks Dave,

I'm quite curious about this camera, so your thoughts are appreciated. Fuji always seems to try interesting things with their cameras. I have the X-10, and it's pretty good.

I did have...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 30,727
Posted By Sam Kanga
Re: my last post about the Lim's lens hood. It is...

Re: my last post about the Lim's lens hood. It is designed so that your Fuji lens cap will fit on it perfectly.

thx
Sam
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 30,727
Posted By Sam Kanga
First of all, Fuji, what were you thinking with...

First of all, Fuji, what were you thinking with the dopey design for the lens hood and filter combo? Why would you use a strange 40.3mm thread diameter and not make a proper hood and filter combo...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 20,366
Posted By Sam Kanga
The best Camera I've ever used

For me, I would have to say my M2

I live in the 35 & 50mm world (occasional use of 28). The M2 has the frame lines I need for those focal lengths (28mm is the edge of the frame)
Beautiful, Quiet,...
Forum: Travel 03-20-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,705
Posted By Sam Kanga
Dublin

Sorry, I just saw this thread. I had a great time in Dublin. Great place to stroll and shoot, go for a pint or 3, go to the Abbey Theatre.

Here's one of my fav's - O'Donoghue's Pub: 15 Merrion Row...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 19,123
Posted By Sam Kanga
HP5 and Tri-X at 400 (very rarely pushed to...

HP5 and Tri-X at 400 (very rarely pushed to 800)

Great results with Microphen.
Sam
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,215
Posted By Sam Kanga
Nikon F with pentaprism Sam

Nikon F with pentaprism

Sam
Forum: RFF Polls 03-02-2012
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,356
Posted By Sam Kanga
Which photography equipment will you be using...

Which photography equipment will you be using this weekend?
What will you be doing?


Oh, the usual....hanging around the back of Gare St. Lazare waiting for a guy to jump over a puddle.

Sam
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19,929
Posted By Sam Kanga
"Is Bokeh an overated property of an...

"Is Bokeh an overated property of an image?"

Yes
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,078
Posted By Sam Kanga
re: Bill Brandt nudes Thanks Keith, I didn't...

re: Bill Brandt nudes

Thanks Keith, I didn't know that about the camera Brandt used

Sam
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,078
Posted By Sam Kanga
[QUOTE=jsrockit;1728925]Who are the established...

[QUOTE=jsrockit;1728925]Who are the established photographers who use wide angles 21mm or wider? or is this lens length that most feel is something that is only used for a specific purpose?

I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,557
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Kirk, I recognized Cathedral Grove right...

Hi Kirk,

I recognized Cathedral Grove right away. What a great place to shoot black & white, the light can be beautiful.

I shoot people, I don't shoot landscapes, however, when going through...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-23-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 31,261
Posted By Sam Kanga
Sony DSC-V3 since 2006

Sony DSC-V3
since 2006
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2010
Replies: 432
Views: 101,995
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi, all I know is that I'm continually amazed by...

Hi, all I know is that I'm continually amazed by my old 50mm Summicron (silver/rigid). I guess it was from the 60's.

The toughest test for it was a number of years ago when I was shooting a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-15-2010
Replies: 110
Views: 13,663
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi, Nikon F (x2) and for a smaller camera:...

Hi,

Nikon F (x2)
and for a smaller camera: Olympus XA & Rollei 35
compact digital: Sony DSC V-3

Sam
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sam Kanga
400 asa shot at 200, set meter to 200 & process accordingly

edit: since i want to shoot for example 400ASA films on 200ASA, i set my handheld on 200iso right? :S


Hi - yes set the meter at 200 and expose that way - over exposing (or "pulling") by 1 stop....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi Bizarrius, I agree, and also I find I can be...

Hi Bizarrius,

I agree, and also I find I can be quicker with a hand held - I don't have to use it all the time, Im quicker adjusting exposure on camera as I walk indoors, or into shade or if the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sam Kanga
Hi, My cameras don't have meters, so I carry a...

Hi, My cameras don't have meters, so I carry a hand-held.

My small sensor digital has a meter, but we disagree on exposure - (darn know it all camera thinks it knows everything)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-10-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 10,994
Posted By Sam Kanga
Wow PKR, that's pretty good! Actually, I'll take...

Wow PKR, that's pretty good!

Actually, I'll take one PKR 5000, you can release it on 10/10/10...actually, I'll take 2, one I'll keep shrink wrapped in a secret drawer. No seriously, that's a pretty...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-10-2010
Replies: 120
Views: 10,994
Posted By Sam Kanga
Response to Bill Pierce's post in "Is this really an RF forum?"

"...But it saddens me when I see folks who chose film Leicas because they were one of the best working tools they could have now having to turn elsewhere. I don't care whether a digital Leica looks...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-09-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 15,495
Posted By Sam Kanga
Response to Bill Pierce: Would Cartier-Bresson et al of the future...

" Are the just introduced Canon G11 and S90 competition to the Leica M8 in terms of a small, carry-with-me compact for street photography, e.t.c.?

... Will the Bressons, Haas, Erwitts and Smiths of...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-08-2010
Replies: 129
Views: 16,831
Posted By Sam Kanga
Which RF camera? M2 & M4P

"[QUOTE=LeicaFoReVer;1217006]Lets see which camera is used the most by the members. There will be people using multiple cameras but then just pick your favorite."

Leica M2 - "like butter", I love...
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