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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
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A shot from today
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 12,170
Posted By Mudman
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I just got a 90mm elmarit v1. Above photo taken with it

I usually use a 90mm summicron v1 and it is a fantastic and...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,927
Posted By Mudman
At least I can write the expense off on my taxes....

At least I can write the expense off on my taxes. I hate having to add another bill to my month but really $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom isn't terrible.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,680
Posted By Mudman
Is there a particular dealer people like to get...

Is there a particular dealer people like to get this lens from?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By Mudman
Not with mine. Could your strap lugs be loose?

Not with mine. Could your strap lugs be loose?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mudman
Al will work on anything if you catch him in the...

Al will work on anything if you catch him in the right mood. You do however have to list everything you want done on the camera. If it isn’t listed, don’t count on it being done....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mudman
Al is an upstate treasure. I’ve used him...

Al is an upstate treasure. I’ve used him for years.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-11-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
It's interesting but the sensor is slightly...

It's interesting but the sensor is slightly different in rendering than the M-P (240). More saturated. The sensor was replaced by Leica this August apparently; would that make any difference?

One...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-11-2017
Replies: 2,424
Views: 356,866
Posted By Mudman
Just got Bresson’s Photographe...

Just got Bresson’s Photographe retrospective book. Another fun one by a different photographer that has interviews and photos of Vermonters in 1985, the year I was born and the state I’m...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 39,484
Posted By Mudman
I had an m2 version for a while. It had a touch...

I had an m2 version for a while. It had a touch of haze that a cleaning didn’t take away. Wide open it was very low contrast but gave an interesting look. I’d love to try a clean one some...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By Mudman
Haven’t used the match technical one. I do...

Haven’t used the match technical one. I do have the leica 1.25x. It’s a wonderful tool for 35mm and up on the digital cameras.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
I just bought a Leica M-P

A few shots with the new camera

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/7aef012281c64e9e0b1ee95410dbb34c.jpg

I even tried out my 135mm elmar! Haven’t used it in years. The rest are with my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Huss Popflash says they checked it and I believe...

Huss Popflash says they checked it and I believe them. I think a shipping issue as well.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Camera showed up in great shape! Ken is awesome....

Camera showed up in great shape! Ken is awesome. Even included a Match Technical EP-10s that he hadn't mentioned in his response to me. Camera is focusing perfectly with my lenses too. I'm bummed I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-09-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Well a new to me regular m240 is on its way...

Well a new to me regular m240 is on its way tomorrow. Ken Hansen is amazing. I’m waiting for my refund still from Popflash to process through the bank. Hopefully tomorrow. Ken sent the camera...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-07-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mudman
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/126...

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/1262676_780134207753_414351227_o.jpg?oh=011853f777bc05aaa9265a86f3a9561d&oe=5A46CC3C

Another Portrait with the M8 and a 50mm summicron
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-04-2017
Replies: 210
Views: 28,495
Posted By Mudman
My M8 in 2013 was factory refurbished. Otherwise...

My M8 in 2013 was factory refurbished. Otherwise everything used.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
I've had two cameras besides this ever that have...

I've had two cameras besides this ever that have had to get the rangefinder adjusted. One was only out vertically. The other someone had dropped and broken the beam splitter. This was mystifying to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-03-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mudman
Huh?? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171004/e...

Huh??

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171004/e4905f5f174ba8e2a2e28fbcf75732cf.jpg

My M8 on an engagement shoot. And I've used leicas at weddings and nary a complaint.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Well the rangefinder slipped out of alignment...

Well the rangefinder slipped out of alignment again :(. Sent the camera back for a refund and will be on the hunt for another. Probably a regular m 240 since I doubt I'll find another M-P in my price...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 35,835
Posted By Mudman
I've been shooting a lot with the ltm Summarit...

I've been shooting a lot with the ltm Summarit lately. Stopped down to f2 or higher and it's on par with my collapsible Summicron. Wide open it's a very soft drawing lens. Still has detail, it's just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mudman
Leica Review

I'm a working professional. I've invested in both the M8 and just recently the M-P 240. I bought a d750 for work last year, thinking that it would also make a good walk about camera and backpacking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mudman
Usually wide open and in the corners is where you...

Usually wide open and in the corners is where you see it first
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By Mudman
Thank you for the mention! Sent from my iPhone...

Thank you for the mention!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p25333984...

http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v47/p2533398486-5.jpg

Shoot went well! It was really easy to integrate the two cameras as well. I was pleasantly surprised how well the rendering matched up...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Thanks! Just did an engagement shoot. Just set...

Thanks! Just did an engagement shoot. Just set zone focusing on lenses with the M-P, used the M8 for longer lenses with my 1.25 magnifier. It'll be interesting to compare the files from the two...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By Mudman
I'll vote for the elmar. Great lens. I have the...

I'll vote for the elmar. Great lens. I have the cv skopar 35 and it's a great lens. Tack sharp and tiny. It's only fault is it renders very differently from my Leica gear. I can pick photos out...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-23-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
As an update I have to do some more testing. I...

As an update I have to do some more testing. I think the rangefinder is slightly out of whack. The camera seems to be back focusing. It's the worst with my 90mm, but I've seen it with my 50mm lenses,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
A few photos from my first day with the camera...

A few photos from my first day with the camera (they're uploaded to the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Thanks Helen!

Thanks Helen!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Thanks! They were great to work with

Thanks! They were great to work with
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Yep I got that one. The dings are hardly...

Yep I got that one. The dings are hardly noticeable.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
I freaking love it. Just downloaded the first set...

I freaking love it. Just downloaded the first set of images. It's so much better handling than the M8. Noticeably heavier, but I don't mind at all. What a wonderful camera! Full on honeymoon phase,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,717
Posted By Mudman
Electronic aperture control instead of manual....

Electronic aperture control instead of manual. Only cameras D3 era and up can talk to the e lenses. A shame.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
Well a quick bump. I'm off to the post office to...

Well a quick bump. I'm off to the post office to get the camera. Super excited.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mudman
Also am I the only one with a positive experience...

Also am I the only one with a positive experience with Leoca NJ?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mudman
I've made wonderful images with my m8. It's...

I've made wonderful images with my m8. It's quirky but I knew that going in. No regrets.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,205
Posted By Mudman
I had the same concern going from my d3 to the...

I had the same concern going from my d3 to the d750. It hasn't been an issue so far. The quality of the files makes up for the use of space. And space is cheap to buy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,205
Posted By Mudman
I just got a M-P for $3300. I've sen some M 240's...

I just got a M-P for $3300. I've sen some M 240's pushing $2700, it seems from shops they range from $2900-3300 generally right now.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Mudman
I just bought a Leica M-P

I'm finally upgrading from my M8. I love the camera (it was with me when I proposed to my wife, on our honeymoon and many, many more fun adventures) but with the wedding and portrait photography I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,426
Posted By Mudman
Chubb, I don't know what is so hard to...

Chubb,

I don't know what is so hard to understand about Sarcophilus' post. You have two ways to fire the rollie. The first is with the cocking arm. Pull it back after tensioning the shutter releases...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mudman
That was absolutely fascinating. Very skilled...

That was absolutely fascinating. Very skilled craftsman.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-19-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,205
Posted By Mudman
I'm curry selling gear to afford the m240. Can't...

I'm curry selling gear to afford the m240. Can't wait to upgrade from the m8 finally.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,219
Posted By Mudman
I've lost count of the cameras I have found....

I've lost count of the cameras I have found. Don't do thrift shops that often, mostly antique and junk shops. Just got a Nikon F2AS with 50mm f1.4 for $50. Got a Leica Model A for $10 (yes I told...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
Well I went ahead and tested this lens out...

Well I went ahead and tested this lens out further today. I guessed the focusing distance, chimped as needed and used a Nikon zoom finder set to 135 for framing since the internal frame wouldn't move...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
Hey Andy, No focusing cam at all on this guy....

Hey Andy,

No focusing cam at all on this guy. Wrong flange to film distance too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
Speaking to myself a bit, but I just found this...

Speaking to myself a bit, but I just found this on the web:

http://forum.mflenses.com/schneider-kreuznach-xenon-f2-8cm-ltm-t25010.html

Seems to be a remount from Burke and James. If anyone knows an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
From what I can gather it's from 1942. Lens...

From what I can gather it's from 1942. Lens almost looks like it's uncoated to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
photos coming soon. Just got it back from my...

photos coming soon. Just got it back from my repairman, he did a phenomenal job cleaning 80 years of crud out of the lens. It's remarkably clear and very sharp given its age. I think it's meant for...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By Mudman
I would love the s2 manual to see! Scan away

I would love the s2 manual to see! Scan away
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Mudman
I have the leica version 1.25. Bought used...

I have the leica version 1.25. Bought used througj a member here. Absolutely love it anything 50 or longer is perfect on my m8. 35mm squeezes in. On a full frame I'm sure 35 and up would be fine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,680
Posted By Mudman
I think we're waiting for you to take up that...

I think we're waiting for you to take up that burden Raid :D
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,291
Posted By Mudman
All I need is for them and the m240 to drop...

All I need is for them and the m240 to drop another $1000 lol
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,591
Posted By Mudman
I'm sad to see this. I had been hoping to save up...

I'm sad to see this. I had been hoping to save up and purchase a M9 to replace my M8 later this year. Guess I'll keep saving and go for a used M240 in a couple of years.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Mudman
Anyone know about a Schneider Xenon 8cm f2 lens?

Hey Folks!

It's been a while. I was just curious if anyone knew anything about a Schneider 8cm f2 Xenon lens for LTM. It's strange because I'm pretty sure it's LTM threading, but it doesn't have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mudman
No camera bags allowed GB, but you can take your...

No camera bags allowed GB, but you can take your cameras!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,927
Posted By Mudman
Huss I haven't really played around yet with my...

Huss I haven't really played around yet with my MF glass on the D750. For the classic form though I'd probably lean towards a DF and an aftermarket screen for focusing. I've had the D750 a whopping...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,927
Posted By Mudman
For MF prime use I'd be hard pressed not to get...

For MF prime use I'd be hard pressed not to get the Df. I went with the D750 for its better AF system and the fact it can shoot video (I recently lost a job due to not moving on with the times on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mudman
Hey Michael, It was a pretty basic workshop that...

Hey Michael,

It was a pretty basic workshop that I did; went over some techniques and compositional ideas for shooting documentary style photography. The course will be 1-1.5 hrs per week for 7...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mudman
Thanks all, it'll be fun to do it on a semester...

Thanks all, it'll be fun to do it on a semester long scale!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mudman
Thanks. Yeah it was a really fun experience....

Thanks. Yeah it was a really fun experience. About 12 students and faculty in the workshop. I'm looking forward to teaching a whole class on it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mudman
Just taught my first photo workshop

I was invited to give a 2.5 hour photo workshop for a local college, and it was a great time. Went over photo basics and then did a mini photoshoot with the students and faculty that joined me. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Mudman
If it works I wouldn't touch it. If you try to...

If it works I wouldn't touch it. If you try to bend it back to center as it were you might do some serious damage to the camera. If you're really worried I'd snap a couple of photos and send them to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,464
Posted By Mudman
Given your current lenses I'd lean towards the...

Given your current lenses I'd lean towards the M3, unless you're planning on using a 35mm at any point in the future. Even then, I've used one successfully with guessing the framing outside of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,442
Posted By Mudman
Beautiful colors. Looks like you had fun.

Beautiful colors. Looks like you had fun.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,246
Posted By Mudman
I just got a iiif which is a big jump up in...

I just got a iiif which is a big jump up in usability to my original 30's iii. Much better viewfinder/rangefinder, just feels a bit more refined. I've got a variety of lenses to work with the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,615
Posted By Mudman
Canon Film (sold) to Nikon Film (kept the Nikon...

Canon Film (sold) to Nikon Film (kept the Nikon gear) to Pentax Digital and film (sold or given away) to Nikon Digtal & Leica gear. Also added in Hasselblad for medium format. Recently started a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,609
Posted By Mudman
I bought my Leica M8 from the Miami store in...

I bought my Leica M8 from the Miami store in 2013; I've never had a problem with it (knock on wood) and they were excellent to deal with.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Mudman
Probably the voitlander, though the nikkor has a...

Probably the voitlander, though the nikkor has a fun vintage vibe to it wide open. Swirly bokeh.
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,983
Posted By Mudman
Me too. It's a bit easier for me to read the...

Me too. It's a bit easier for me to read the white on black versus the other. Makes it a bit too bright.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,859
Posted By Mudman
I'd recommend a spot meter if you have access to...

I'd recommend a spot meter if you have access to one. They make a world of difference with concert photography if you're not using a digital camera.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,360
Posted By Mudman
Off topic but Frans isn't the West Highland Way...

Off topic but Frans isn't the West Highland Way fun? I did it in 2013 with my Hasselblad, 2 film backs and my 80mm. Here's a shot from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 829
Views: 87,542
Posted By Mudman
I use the M8 professionally. Just covered the...

I use the M8 professionally. Just covered the local elections with it last night. 28mm f2 on the M8, 70-200 on my D3. Made for a nice kit. I'm put off by the high prices because I can't afford them...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By Mudman
It sounds like too many shims. I'd try taking out...

It sounds like too many shims. I'd try taking out one of the larger ones, re-assemble and then put some scotch tape across the film gate in the camera and focus off of that to see if you've now...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By Mudman
No one on the street is going to give a hoot that...

No one on the street is going to give a hoot that you have a rare M lens versus a normal V3. It's still going to look like a fuji or some worthless film camera to them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,152
Posted By Mudman
I like them for single person portraits,...

I like them for single person portraits, landscapes, travel photography, and everyday walk about things. I've used them for sports, but prefer an AF SLR. I also prefer an SLR for all the telephoto...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,551
Posted By Mudman
I've handled an S, own an S2 and a iia color...

I've handled an S, own an S2 and a iia color dial. If you can get an s2 it's on par or a bit nicer than the iia for ergonomics. The iia is way nicer than an s. The iia is built better than either.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By Mudman
Zeiss Ikon Contax; I love the ergonomics and the...

Zeiss Ikon Contax; I love the ergonomics and the feel of the camera. I have a M3, M6TTL, M8, etc. So I'm not lacking in the leica offerings. I just enjoy the handling of the Zeiss, it's small but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Mudman
I've received a few dead items from KEH, but not...

I've received a few dead items from KEH, but not in years. They've always made it right by upgrading me to a better product
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mudman
4.6,7 are the ones I liked the best

4.6,7 are the ones I liked the best
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,096
Posted By Mudman
My olympus XA went from 2012 to a few weeks ago...

My olympus XA went from 2012 to a few weeks ago with one roll. Nikon Fm2n 2013 to a few weeks ago. 2013 was when I bought an M8. It's only been the last few months that I've embraced film again.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By Mudman
I have an olympus infinity (af-1) for free to a...

I have an olympus infinity (af-1) for free to a good home that has the focus lock on a separate button. The kicker is I've never tested it as the battery is a bit hard to find.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,235
Posted By Mudman
Jamin: I'll gladly take your dead beauty off your...

Jamin: I'll gladly take your dead beauty off your hands and try the ukrainian fix with it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,691
Posted By Mudman
You don't need to be Bresson to own a Leica. You...

You don't need to be Bresson to own a Leica. You just have to enjoy using it. Go ahead! Sounds like you've earned it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mudman
Return it for repair or replacement now. I know...

Return it for repair or replacement now. I know it's a gift from your folks, but they'll understand and want you to have a camera with no faults. They paid for a working camera, not a ticking time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,995
Posted By Mudman
I loved my 7ne when I shot Canon!! If they made a...

I loved my 7ne when I shot Canon!! If they made a camera with ECF I'd consider jumping back from Nikon.

I never got along with my 6x9 Crown Graphic. Too bulky for everyday use, though the negatives...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Mudman
He's shipping me a piece for the viewfinder, with...

He's shipping me a piece for the viewfinder, with payment due the next time I purchase something for a full camera. Awesome guy, Thanks Ferider!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,375
Posted By Mudman
yes it will work fine

yes it will work fine
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Mudman
Where to buy leatherette for F2 DE-1 Finder?

I've just gotten a DE-1 finder for the F2, and the Leatherette has seen better days. Can anyone recommend a replacement? Where can I find it? I've looked around and haven't found anything similar...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mudman
Fun to see this. I just got a 7s with a bunch of...

Fun to see this. I just got a 7s with a bunch of other gear, though the viewfinder is super grubby at the moment. It'll get cleaned soon and I'm curious to see how it does.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-14-2015
Replies: 577
Views: 85,770
Posted By Mudman
I have my first two packs of IP BW 2.0 and Color...

I have my first two packs of IP BW 2.0 and Color film on the way for a new to me SX-70. Very curious to see how the results come out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 31,298
Posted By Mudman
Has anyone gone from an F100 to an F6? Thoughts?...

Has anyone gone from an F100 to an F6? Thoughts? Any pluses or minuses to either camera? I wish the F100 had the split screen offerings of the F6, and the matrix metering with manual lenses sounds...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2015
Replies: 760
Views: 240,390
Posted By Mudman
I have a Nikon S2 with 5cm f1.4 on the way! Can't...

I have a Nikon S2 with 5cm f1.4 on the way! Can't wait to try out this system. I love my Contax iia, figure this should be a good fit to go with that camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mudman
http://www.meta35.com/canon-eos-1v 30 personal...

http://www.meta35.com/canon-eos-1v

30 personal functions and 19 custom functions. A lot easier setting there than in the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mudman
One nice thing about the 1v is that you can use...

One nice thing about the 1v is that you can use Meta35 to download exif information from the camera. Dunno if it lets you set custom settings like the F100, N90s do for Nikon land. It's nice for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mudman
Sorry, I didn't get much sleep last night, and I...

Sorry, I didn't get much sleep last night, and I missed that completely. Don't know how now that I've re-read your post. I've never had issues with them, but have only used them a few times for B&W...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mudman
Did you remember to reset your film counter?...

Did you remember to reset your film counter? Silly question, but I've done it before.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mudman
Precision camera does great 24 MP scans of film...

Precision camera does great 24 MP scans of film with developing for a fairly reasonable rate. And they are supporters of the site here!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Mudman
look inside the slot with a flashlight. It sounds...

look inside the slot with a flashlight. It sounds like you might have bent the pins for the CF card.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mudman
Alan I just had the same "fun" with my Epson V700...

Alan I just had the same "fun" with my Epson V700 and Vuescan. Once you get it figured out it's not so bad. Make sure to check each crop though; it gets close, but a lot of times I have to reshape it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mudman
I have this for my D3...

I have this for my D3 setup

http://www.manfrotto.com/product/0/MB%2BMA-BP-TL/_/Advanced_Tri_Backpack_large?partner=kata_bags

I carry a Nikon D3 with 28-75 f2.8 Tamron lens mounted on the body....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mudman
Lucky day to be a buyer. I wish I had seen that!

Lucky day to be a buyer. I wish I had seen that!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mudman
I'd be careful with any flash from the film era;...

I'd be careful with any flash from the film era; many of them have a voltage level that can kill digital cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
Bump. Any other Contax shooters out there? Feel...

Bump. Any other Contax shooters out there? Feel free to share your images.
Forum: Photo Software 10-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By Mudman
Dittp Pioneer. I have a boatload of free presets...

Dittp Pioneer. I have a boatload of free presets I got once, and I still use them for B&W conversions. I also have DxO filmpack 3 which works wonders on file colors and B&W conversions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,633
Posted By Mudman
I still have a D1h that is working just fine, as...

I still have a D1h that is working just fine, as well as a D2x that gets put to use regularly and a D300 and a D3. I don't think a good condition D700 is going to drop dead over night because of its...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
Sorry, the nikon coolscan iv I own.

Sorry, the nikon coolscan iv I own.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-02-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
I have the v500, and I'm not a fan. The iv knocks...

I have the v500, and I'm not a fan. The iv knocks it out of the park for 35mm, and you start seeing degradation in MF by 12x12. Maybe I got a bad copy.

Re: pixel binning. In vuescan set the jpeg or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
Gary for web it's a no brainer.

Gary for web it's a no brainer.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
I think it depends on the size you want to print....

I think it depends on the size you want to print. The v700 compares very favorably with my coolscan iv which is 2900 dpi. The iv is better, but the v700 allows to pop in 24 shots and walk away....
Forum: RFF News 10-01-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 6,334
Posted By Mudman
Hi Stephen, Could you add back in the Zeiss...

Hi Stephen,

Could you add back in the Zeiss forum to the side?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,016
Posted By Mudman
Digital work: D3 + 70-200 VRII Digital fun: M8 +...

Digital work: D3 + 70-200 VRII

Digital fun: M8 + 50mm elmar

Film Fun MF: Yashicamat 124 G

Film Fun 35mm: Contax iia, 50mm sonnar
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 5,015
Posted By Mudman
I think the Rollei is a fine choice for such an...

I think the Rollei is a fine choice for such an endeavor. Perhaps an F2.8 model for the extra speed in lower light if his office is dim. Is his office photographically appealing? A wide environmental...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
Yes, I haven't seen any less than $400ish. Most a...

Yes, I haven't seen any less than $400ish. Most a considerable amount more. I have to shoot the nikkor more. I'm generally a 50mm kind of guy, so the 35 is just nice to have kicking around for when...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
Sam; I'd love the Biogon, it was just $$ for the...

Sam;

I'd love the Biogon, it was just $$ for the ones I saw online. I found the nikkor mismarked as a 3.5 on eBay and got it for $175. About all I can afford right now for a "fun" camera, not one...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
And a few...

And a few...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
A few more photographs from my Contax IIa. The...

A few more photographs from my Contax IIa. The 1250th speed is capping, I'll have to ask my repairman to look at it. Photos taken with either the 50mm f2 Sonnar, though I do have a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mudman
Hmm. Well you could be seeing focus shift, though...

Hmm. Well you could be seeing focus shift, though that's less likely with a tessar clone. It's also possible that your rangefinder is ever so slightly out of wack and you're not noticing the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mudman
what lens are you using? Some lenses have focus...

what lens are you using? Some lenses have focus shift wide open or at a distance; the russian 50mm Sonnar f1.5 clone is known for this.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mudman
That's actually how I got my nikkor 35mm f2.5 for...

That's actually how I got my nikkor 35mm f2.5 for less than $200. The guy had it advertised as a 3.5. I don't think anyone else actually checked the photos :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mudman
I have an F3 that was used professionally by the...

I have an F3 that was used professionally by the local paper from 1981 to 1990. It's LCD screen is still fine.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
Yes, standard holders set to 3.5mm and yes, send...

Yes, standard holders set to 3.5mm and yes, send me your email address.

EDIT: The one spot that the scanner didn't work well with was mounted slides. The Coolscan knocked it out of the park in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,358
Posted By Mudman
Very pleased with the V700

I'm late to the party on this, but I'm super pleased with the Epson V700 when used with Vuescan. I'm using the pixel binning method to go from 6400 to 3200 dpi, and it looks phenomenal.

Contax IIa...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By Mudman
Roberts comes with a 6 month warranty. If it's...

Roberts comes with a 6 month warranty. If it's not up to your standards, reach out and talk with the seller. It also looks like it's been modified with a PC sync connector btw.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
Beautiful shots Sam! Film is back from...

Beautiful shots Sam! Film is back from developing, just need some time to scan. First B&W roll wasn't so great for exposures, but it was the first roll for me shooting film in about two years, so I'd...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-24-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,684
Posted By Mudman
My contract is still based off of one another...

My contract is still based off of one another photographer sent me through the popphoto forums 8 or 9 years ago. And yes, I was one of those asking what the going rates were for photographers. I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,511
Posted By Mudman
Great, I've wanted one of these for ages....

Great, I've wanted one of these for ages. Bookmarked for the future purchase!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,331
Posted By Mudman
Woody if you do get the FM3a and plan on using...

Woody if you do get the FM3a and plan on using your AF lenses, consider getting a DOF calculator app for your phone. That way you can figure out the hyperfocal settings for the lenses as long as they...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,866
Posted By Mudman
I had one M8 that had troubles (went to Leica 2...

I had one M8 that had troubles (went to Leica 2 times before I sent it back to the original seller) and my current M8 that has been trouble free. My film leicas have never been sent back. The M3 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By Mudman
You could always invest in a cheap FE2 to get the...

You could always invest in a cheap FE2 to get the vibe of the FM3a, and see if you like the auto experience instead of shelling out the extra cash for the FM3a. All three are great cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By Mudman
Out of curiousity, for what reason? Is the M4 top...

Out of curiousity, for what reason? Is the M4 top damaged or do you just want something different?
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,681
Posted By Mudman
Haven't bought my fiancee anything yet, she's not...

Haven't bought my fiancee anything yet, she's not very interested in photography. I got my dad a p&s (twice) and he loves it. Bought my mom a Sony A700 and had a few minolta lenses. She uses it on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mudman
$2 for my stylus epic with the 35mm f2.8 lens! I...

$2 for my stylus epic with the 35mm f2.8 lens! I passed it along to someone else this summer.
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mudman
I'm not sure of the mount you're referring to,...

I'm not sure of the mount you're referring to, but the M-mount lens is beautiful.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,780
Posted By Mudman
That's one heck of a body cap to get with a...

That's one heck of a body cap to get with a camera Doug!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,113
Posted By Mudman
Cameraworks in Latham, NY. He's semi-retired, and...

Cameraworks in Latham, NY. He's semi-retired, and he doesn't like to work on them, but I sweet talked him with a bunch of other work and a couple of cameras to add to his parts bin, haha. Only open...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,113
Posted By Mudman
Just bought a non working II, it's off to my...

Just bought a non working II, it's off to my repairman right now. everything is gummed up, needs a CLA. Can't wait to try it out; these photos are what made me want to see what the old camera had to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Mudman
http://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tu...

http://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials

Life pixel does this sort of removal on a bunch of cameras; you have to replace with some sort of optical glass or else you won't get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mudman
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize that...

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize that limitation of the 24-70. Screwy thing to do!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mudman
How is it not fully functional with the latest...

How is it not fully functional with the latest Nikon lenses? My F100 will do VR with the 70-200 f2.8, and works perfectly fine with G lenses. I'm assuming the F6 is the same in that respect.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 84,418
Posted By Mudman
Keep it at $1000 and you have a buyer right here...

Keep it at $1000 and you have a buyer right here for anything up to 4x5.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,479
Posted By Mudman
They look nice, but the name of the company is a...

They look nice, but the name of the company is a bit weird. Makes me think it's made with child labor, though I'm sure there's something there that's very different in meaning to the maker. I'll have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Mudman
I love mine, a beater that I rebuilt that used to...

I love mine, a beater that I rebuilt that used to be a daily shooter in the 1980's and early 90's from a local newspaper. Still works well, and feels great. If you search the forums, there's a very...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-07-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 6,386
Posted By Mudman
When digital started to get inexpensive enough...

When digital started to get inexpensive enough with good enough quality to replace print film. Pentax K10d on sale was my gateway into digital. After that I started working professionally and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,441
Posted By Mudman
Just had two lenses sell (with issues) in minutes...

Just had two lenses sell (with issues) in minutes of listing them on eBay. I gave a good price since they had some problems for the future owners to deal with. YMMV
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,381
Posted By Mudman
I've had the exact opposite experience with...

I've had the exact opposite experience with Adorama. Always been very fair in their ratings on used equipment, good prices and fast shipping. I've stopped by the shop and the used area was clean and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 9,193
Views: 910,500
Posted By Mudman
I recently came into a windfall of equipment from...

I recently came into a windfall of equipment from some trades of work. Keepers include:

Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII
17-35mm f2.8 (replaces my old one as this one is slightly better shape)
Nikon 20mm f2.8...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mudman
Well she loves the camera so far! She was super...

Well she loves the camera so far! She was super excited to get it today. A few hours later and I saw her out and about shooting away. I think she's going to have a lot of fun with it. Also gave her...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By Mudman
It's a beautiful shot Robert. I was just joking...

It's a beautiful shot Robert. I was just joking over how loud those motorized cameras from the 70's can be. Of course, sometimes my M8 can give them a run for their money :P
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By Mudman
Robert did she wake up from the sound of that...

Robert did she wake up from the sound of that motor going off? :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,546
Posted By Mudman
I have a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 that I use all the...

I have a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 that I use all the time. I'm sure the Nikon 24-70 is superior, but I can buy 3 of the Tamrons for one of the Nikons. I bought the Tamron as a stopgap lens when I switched...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-31-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,518
Posted By Mudman
Gus bracketing is useful for HDR photography,...

Gus bracketing is useful for HDR photography, which I think is the point of the OP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Mudman
You just posted this so people would convince you...

You just posted this so people would convince you to buy it didn't you :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,344
Posted By Mudman
I've actually found that my metered shots with a...

I've actually found that my metered shots with a handheld fair much better than if I rely on the one built in the camera... time for the meterless F2!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mudman
Oleg replaces the whole shutter assembly with...

Oleg replaces the whole shutter assembly with Kiev parts though, doesn't he? If it were me, I'd rather send my camera to someone that maintains the original shutter, though I know that costs more.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-27-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,558
Posted By Mudman
Wouldn't they just use the same flange as their T...

Wouldn't they just use the same flange as their T camera? Makes the most sense to me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,804
Posted By Mudman
I have the 1.4, 1.8, 2, and the 55 f3.5 macro. ...

I have the 1.4, 1.8, 2, and the 55 f3.5 macro. The 2 is supposedly the sharpest of the normal 50's. I haven't seen that big of difference between my longnose ais 1.8 though. The 3.5 macro is ai'd...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mudman
I'd never travel on a trip without a charger for...

I'd never travel on a trip without a charger for a digital camera. Not for two weeks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mudman
Stupid question; have you tried replacing the...

Stupid question; have you tried replacing the battery? The shutter is battery dependent in the M7, correct?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Posted By Mudman
1. Yes it can be used with standard 35mm...

1. Yes it can be used with standard 35mm cartridges.

2. Overhaul the lens can be done by any competent repairman, and as long as the shutter ribbons aren't wanky, the same for the camera body...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mudman
No problem. She already has the interest and the...

No problem. She already has the interest and the creativity. As one of four to a single working mother, a camera wouldn't otherwise be in the cards for quite some time. I can't wait to see what...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mudman
I wouldn't call the xz-1 a low level p&s. It's...

I wouldn't call the xz-1 a low level p&s. It's got a good zoom with a fast lens, raw file and manual override modes, etc. I saw it as something she would enjoy using over a handme down 5 year old...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mudman
Encouraging the next generation

Recently I was at a family get together, and my cousin's daughter came over to show me some of the photographs she's been taking with her ipod. They were great! She had some wonderful macro shots of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mudman
I've usually found that higher iso film has less...

I've usually found that higher iso film has less dynamic range, thus is more contrasty. Low ISO film has always appealed to me for it's grain structure and overall better clarity in the images that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By Mudman
My mistake. I think I had the original 105 f2.5...

My mistake. I think I had the original 105 f2.5 in my head.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By Mudman
I forgot to add; the 85mm f2 is tiny. It's about...

I forgot to add; the 85mm f2 is tiny. It's about the same size as my 35mm f2, just slightly larger than my 50mm f1.4. It makes for a nice compact kit. I tend to grab my 105 f2.5 ais more often...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By Mudman
I've owned a couple of the AIS 85mm f2. They're a...

I've owned a couple of the AIS 85mm f2. They're a good lens. Sonnar design I believe. Bokeh can get nervous. Sharp though. My current copy has quite a few scratches on the front element leading to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mudman
Aye, I googled it as well and just about everyone...

Aye, I googled it as well and just about everyone agreed it was a bad idea. Good luck with the experiment!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mudman
Ektar is a C-41 film. You can not develop it in...

Ektar is a C-41 film. You can not develop it in D-76, which is designed for b&w films.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mudman
I've seen something similar on cameras that used...

I've seen something similar on cameras that used to use a special doodad for synching flash to the shutter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mudman
JS, have you ever used it with the 70-200 or...

JS, have you ever used it with the 70-200 or 80-200? I think I'm going to ask NPS if they can send me a Df or D810 to play around with. Thanks for all the thoughts so far folks. It's good to hear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mudman
Good information so far, thanks all. I think the...

Good information so far, thanks all. I think the suggestion to rent them both is probably a good one, along with the D600/750 I guess. The 600 series and 750 just don't excite me when I see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mudman
Nikon Dslr: all around small pro body? Df or D800

Just curious what others think that have gone through this. I'm planning on getting a Nikon DSLR to supplement my D3. The D3 is a workhorse and a tank, and gets the job done for photojournalism. Love...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,127
Posted By Mudman
90% of my personal work is with an M8. I've also...

90% of my personal work is with an M8. I've also been using a Contax IIa a lot lately. Need to break out the M3 and M6TTL at some point. For work, a Nikon D3 gets most of the action.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,107
Posted By Mudman
Congrats Keith! Please share your thoughts on the...

Congrats Keith! Please share your thoughts on the camera when it arrives. I'd be curious what you think of it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,107
Posted By Mudman
I do not have experience with the D4, I use a D3...

I do not have experience with the D4, I use a D3 and D2x however. They're tanks. They're built to take every type of punishment you can throw at them. They're perfectly sized for using large zooms...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,903
Posted By Mudman
What did you do to fill in the engraving? I've...

What did you do to fill in the engraving? I've got a Nikon F3 that could use it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,638
Posted By Mudman
For lenses, the 35mm f2 ais is phenomenal. Love...

For lenses, the 35mm f2 ais is phenomenal. Love it. Tack sharp. The 50mm f1.8 AIS (long nose or pancake model) is sharp, the long nose gives better protection to the front element. It out performs...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,638
Posted By Mudman
The earlier ones have titanium shutters, latter...

The earlier ones have titanium shutters, latter aluminum. Supposedly the titanium ones are not as reliable, but I've had them in two cameras and they've worked like a champ. The FM3a series focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 147,730
Posted By Mudman
I just rebuilt a Nikon F3 from the body up (I was...

I just rebuilt a Nikon F3 from the body up (I was given the body, it's been collecting dust at a local newspaper for the last couple of decades). New finder, focusing screen (B screen, NOS for $10 my...
Forum: Travel 08-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mudman
I hiked 161 km with my hasselblad. Kept the film...

I hiked 161 km with my hasselblad. Kept the film in a baggie from my Tamrac bag.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,972
Posted By Mudman
Getting told what to photograph is what I do for...

Getting told what to photograph is what I do for a living. Of course I get paid for it, and my extended family pays me for family portraits, at a discount from my normal fee. They know and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By Mudman
Generally I only rescan if I get a request for a...

Generally I only rescan if I get a request for a photograph. I've had a few photos from 2008 or before lately that have appeared in books and or large prints. I didn't own a good scanner at the time,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By Mudman
Haven't got a clue, pretty sweet kit to get...

Haven't got a clue, pretty sweet kit to get though! The Wollensak is an interesting lens. wouldn't know the value there. Never seen one before. The elmar is the predecessor to the summaron, I thought...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-30-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,947
Posted By Mudman
Thank you Range. I also use older low contrast...

Thank you Range. I also use older low contrast lenses, which allows me to bump the contrast up in post. It gives me more latitude to deal with noise.

EDIT:

Kermaier; I used LR 3's noise reduction,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Mudman
It was a demonstration of Muay Thai at the...

It was a demonstration of Muay Thai at the Martial Arts school where I train and help teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, so yes, I did indeed get that close. On the M8 a 35 is more like a 50, so it gives you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Mudman
You can get lucky sometimes though...

You can get lucky sometimes though :)

http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v163/p242715906-5.jpg

M8, 35mm CS 2.5
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-30-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,947
Posted By Mudman
ISO...

ISO 640:

http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p895403535-5.jpg

ISO 1250:

http://ericjenks.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v28/p261191689-5.jpg

ISO 2500:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 6,428
Posted By Mudman
Great to see you posting again! I always enjoy...

Great to see you posting again! I always enjoy your look into a country I'll most likely never have a chance to visit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mudman
Works for newsprint! Papers around me still go...

Works for newsprint! Papers around me still go with 8 inches at 200 dpi for printing, some go high on the hog at 10 inches at 200 dpi. NYDN has me save images at 10 inches at 300dpi. For print, that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-29-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,692
Posted By Mudman
A friend had given me a FED 2 to play around...

A friend had given me a FED 2 to play around with. I told a professor of mine about it, saying how it was a Russian derivative of the Leica SM cameras. He went on a rant about copies, and how you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,167
Posted By Mudman
I'm a lefty; I love the left hand focusing of my...

I'm a lefty; I love the left hand focusing of my MX-EVS. Each to his own. Nice job on saving the Cord!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,947
Posted By Mudman
It is very grainy at 1250 and 2500. Useable if...

It is very grainy at 1250 and 2500. Useable if you nail exposure and have LR 3 or later, but definitely you will lose definition. I've used it in clubs and been fine. Just don't expect to get any...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,383
Posted By Mudman
I need to buy chemicals and start processing....

I need to buy chemicals and start processing. Been a busy few weeks and haven't had the chance. Great shots. Keep them coming all! Besides prewar photos there aren't many with the Contax cameras on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-25-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,349
Posted By Mudman
I like it, though it would be nice to see a bit...

I like it, though it would be nice to see a bit more contrast between the sky and the tent.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mudman
The soft release on my M8 is what makes the damn...

The soft release on my M8 is what makes the damn thing useable. It isn't like my M6 TTL or M3. Both of those are smooth to release. For whatever reason the M8 is jarred when I use the normal shutter...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,596
Posted By Mudman
That's an excellent deal! The IIIa is a later...

That's an excellent deal! The IIIa is a later color dial as well, which is nice if you ever want to use the camera with flash. Can't wait to see photos from it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mudman
About the same as Mcary on an M8 a few years ago.

About the same as Mcary on an M8 a few years ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By Mudman
I'm uncertain of the answer to 1. I've never...

I'm uncertain of the answer to 1. I've never actually used my TTL with a flash.

for 2. It depends on whether you're trying to balance the flash with natural lighting. You need to keep the camera at...
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