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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-24-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,566
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The original post was clear to me. 1) Assess...

The original post was clear to me.

1) Assess whether you really need all of those focal lengths/lenses. Look at the images you've already made that give you the most satisfaction. Maybe concentrate...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The Leica is 3.4% better. Pretty nice performance...

The Leica is 3.4% better.
Pretty nice performance from the Rollei zoom.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,475
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I feel very much the same. Never paid for flickr...

I feel very much the same. Never paid for flickr still not even sure what a Pro account does. I guess i didn't need to post a massive number of images. And, even though i used to be addicted to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
When i lived in NYC, it was the Set...

When i lived in NYC, it was the Set Shop:
http://setshop.com

or B&H.
Then Adorama.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thank you for posting this. I've only missed...

Thank you for posting this. I've only missed three F1 races since i became a fan. Unfortunately, i began rather late, with the 95 season..... But, i love the vintage F1 racing photographs, and even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4,590
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
There's a tv series on Amazon called The...

There's a tv series on Amazon called The Collection. Post WWII Paris, and the photographer shoots a lot like an Avedon/Doisneau hybrid with a Rolleiflex. The (faked) presentation of his shooting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,280
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Wet fingers as a squeegee.

Wet fingers as a squeegee.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 2,589
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
• Contax RX or Aria. • Nikon FM3a or FE2. I have...

• Contax RX or Aria.
• Nikon FM3a or FE2. I have both the FE2 and F3HP, and prefer the FE2, except for having the rewind lever serve as the 'on/off' switch.
• Pentax LX. Except that i don't trust the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,324
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
"Go to my book on Rio. Based on a True Story and...

"Go to my book on Rio. Based on a True Story and tell me which pictures were taken with iPhone and which with Leica. I used both."

Ouch. I was a DAH fan until i saw that book. I loved his work on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,317
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
50mm 1.8 Series E.

50mm 1.8 Series E.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,750
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
• Still prefer the look of it. And even if i can...

• Still prefer the look of it. And even if i can make digital look like film, i still know it's not. Every image i've ever valued by other photographers, a hundred years of history, in every...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2017
Replies: 330
Views: 36,868
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
http://i.imgur.com/7nspIMR.jpg Sao Conrado / Rio...

http://i.imgur.com/7nspIMR.jpg

Sao Conrado / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Contax T3.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,164
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't like 2 and 6 is 'iffy.' That's all i can...

I don't like 2 and 6 is 'iffy.' That's all i can say. But, if this weren't a direct comparison, they'd all be fine. Except 2....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Naive question? If they've been struggling for...

Naive question? If they've been struggling for money for so long, couldn't they have staged a series of traveling exhibitions? Major cities across the US, Europe, Japan and China? 1 with Classics and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,407
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I really disagree. For me, the beauty in B+W film...

I really disagree. For me, the beauty in B+W film is partly in the grain. Grainlessness is just dull. In the analogy i've been making for a while, Grain is like the brush strokes in a painting. Take...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,766
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Early on, a camera would be considered a pretty...

Early on, a camera would be considered a pretty spectacular piece of engineering. We're now used to it, jaded, and we take it all for granted.

That, and if the camera manufacturers sold cases, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,302
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I think it's presumptuous to call oneself an...

I think it's presumptuous to call oneself an artist. But, only because i have such a high standard for that term. I think photography is/can be 'artistic.' But, i think someone else needs to apply...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
One of my favorite of his. He's so good. Of...

One of my favorite of his. He's so good.

Of 'the color guys' of that genre/era, i like Herzog, Eggleston, and Harry Gruyaert.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 13,871
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 13,871
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
http://i.imgur.com/KwDpQ3N.jpg http://i.imgur.com...

http://i.imgur.com/KwDpQ3N.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yg1uJ3a.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wls3MA8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vlKr9z1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0AYrQ3U.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,659
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Richard Avedon Irving Penn Steven Meisel ...

Richard Avedon
Irving Penn
Steven Meisel
Andres Bitesnich
Bert Stern ("The Last Sitting")
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,897
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I first had the Mamiya 6. Loved the build...

I first had the Mamiya 6. Loved the build quality/feel, and the compacting lens mount. Didn't like the bokeh and difficulty in getting it with the normal lens.

I later had the Bronica RF645. Better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,665
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Can you find a 1-Hour Foto Lab to do a quick...

Can you find a 1-Hour Foto Lab to do a quick test? Shoot a roll of C-41 color, and have the lab scan it. Then, scan the same negs yourself. Shoot Both Lenses at at three different apertures, wide...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Not since 'the change' from film to digital.

Not since 'the change' from film to digital.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-05-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,826
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Everyone should see Born Into Brothels,...

Everyone should see Born Into Brothels, especially when they begin to take themselves and their gear too seriously.....
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-04-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,826
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I've seen 22 of them. Favorites: Richard Avedon...

I've seen 22 of them.
Favorites:
Richard Avedon darkness and light
rear Window
Blow Up
City of God
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-31-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,019
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
My school color. War Otto!

My school color. War Otto!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Nikon 50mm 1.8 Series E Hasselblad...

Nikon 50mm 1.8 Series E
Hasselblad 80mm
Rolleiflex — various
Contax G45/2
Canon 85/1.2L
Leica M 35mm/2 ASPH

I have the Pentax 50/1.4, but haven't shot anything with it yet....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-23-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,130
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Fuji GF670 back in (limited) production

http://uncrate.com/article/fujifilm-gf670-rangefinder-camera/

Oh.... In another thread, folks are saying fuji just "found" some old stock.... And the article doesn't actually say they're producing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,596
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
It's 2017. We've been to Mars. We can't come up...

It's 2017. We've been to Mars. We can't come up with an efficiently-processed slide film with the color properties of Kodachrome? Is film the only thing to not have significantly evolved in 50 years?...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
What's wrong with the images you're getting with...

What's wrong with the images you're getting with the old 50/2?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Forget the squeegee. Use fingers wet with...

Forget the squeegee. Use fingers wet with fotoflo.
You'll need something to clip to the bottoms of film strips when you hang them to dry.
I bought a changing bag but then decided I prefer to just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,931
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I'm now 100iso happier than i was a few moments...

I'm now 100iso happier than i was a few moments ago.
Forum: Travel 12-21-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,367
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I envy that experience, even though i am totally...

I envy that experience, even though i am totally not the kind of person to actually want to do that sort of thing....

Love the VW Burro, and the father+sweet daughter with kitty ears.
Forum: Photo Software 12-21-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,870
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I'm surprised no one mentioned Alien Skin...

I'm surprised no one mentioned Alien Skin Exposure. I like it better than Nik and Siver Fx.

Another tip, for 'realism,' i often add a layer of a scan of real film grain, to get those random...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,594
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Contax RX Nikon F80/N80 Hasselblad 203FE:...

Contax RX
Nikon F80/N80
Hasselblad 203FE: "fCLOP"
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-13-2016
Replies: 1,198
Views: 245,329
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Damn. You guys have me wanting one. I had an...

Damn. You guys have me wanting one. I had an early GR—the original, maybe? But, didn't keep it long. I don't remember why. Maybe i just wasn't used to the wideness of the lens? Maybe the resolution...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I am a fan of a few companies. Apple being one of...

I am a fan of a few companies. Apple being one of them. As a designer, i have to appreciate what they do. And, on the other side of things, i would never want to be a designer (or do anything purely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Good stuff, Nick. I read your blog post and...

Good stuff, Nick. I read your blog post and downloaded the pagoda shots. Looks like the Google boys did a nice job. Still, i'd prefer the iPhone, for the bokeh/tele lens, and Hipstamatic...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-09-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,489
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Check out Frank Ockenfels using one with an Aero...

Check out Frank Ockenfels using one with an Aero Ektar(?):
http://www.camerabag.tv/frankockenfels/
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,641
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
This only shows you don't need a large sensor to...

This only shows you don't need a large sensor to take THIS particular picture.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,394
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Minolta Hi-Matic AF2. I had the Nikon, but hated...

Minolta Hi-Matic AF2.

I had the Nikon, but hated the auto flash. The minolta has a large switch, and you have to activate the flash. Otherwise, they're similar. Fairly solid feel, nice viewfinder....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,200
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Gotta be the Pentax lx. Size, simplicity, and the...

Gotta be the Pentax lx. Size, simplicity, and the CLARITY of the viewfinder.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Before i bought one, I didn't think I could...

Before i bought one, I didn't think I could justify it. Didn't know what I'd use it for. Now that I have it, I pretty much never leave a room without it. But I don't use it for 'photography' other...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Before i bought one, I didn't think I could...

Before i bought one, I didn't think I could justify it. Didn't know what I'd use it for. Now that I have it, I pretty much never leave a room without it. But I don't use it for 'photography' other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I had a similar experience with Leica NJ, but...

I had a similar experience with Leica NJ, but with a 50Lux-ASPH. Bought new, but the lens was a complete lemon. I sent them the lens, and a set of comparison test photos showing it was almost a soft...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,500
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
It's a baboon's a$$.

It's a baboon's a$$.
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-11-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,877
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Very nice stuff. How do you get those colors?

Very nice stuff. How do you get those colors?
Forum: RFF Polls 10-23-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,531
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Canon Powershot G2 Early Ricoh P&S Canon...

Canon Powershot G2
Early Ricoh P&S
Canon D60
Canon 5D
Canon 5DMkII
Panasonic LX1(?)

I have none of them now. Didn't like any of them except the 5D1/2.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,827
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't think anything matches Mamiya 7 lenses....

I don't think anything matches Mamiya 7 lenses.

Careful with assumptions, re: the big Fuji rangefinders. Be certain they have meters if that's what you need. I was about to make a spontaneous...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-17-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,256
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I wish that were a practical possibility. We we...

I wish that were a practical possibility. We we know Leica. NOTHING will bring their prices down. That's not their biz model.

And there's nothing in the way that this instant camera looks,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-17-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,256
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Seriously? The Ford Mustang is already 'cheap.'...

Seriously? The Ford Mustang is already 'cheap.' Certainly not an up-market, luxury product. A better analogy would be if Ferrari or Bentley brought out a smart car.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-15-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,192
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Agreed. I was interested in the idea. A pro-level...

Agreed. I was interested in the idea. A pro-level morrorless by canon. But I can't see any reason to invest in this. I'm not a big aps-c fan, though, so I'm not inclined to like it, but I hoped canon...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,256
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't see this being effective as a 'gateway...

I don't see this being effective as a 'gateway drug' for young people. The 'kids' aren't paying a premium for this over the Fuji, and then deciding they are 'hooked' on the particular Leica goodness...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,255
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Some are a bit 'over the top,' but the 7 has RAW,...

Some are a bit 'over the top,' but the 7 has RAW, so the look should be 'tailorable' to your preferences.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,120
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
This is not liberalism.

This is not liberalism.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-06-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I really hate Mini polaroid prints. I just don't...

I really hate Mini polaroid prints. I just don't get it.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,120
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Everywhere. "Any major dood with half a heart...

Everywhere. "Any major dood with half a heart surely will tell you my friend."
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
What do you shoot? Certainly, for...

What do you shoot?
Certainly, for street/travel/casual photography, the Mamiya 6 is more practical. But, what does the 6 offer you that you're not getting from the Fuji, aside from The Square? If...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,335
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
American Photo magazine used to show 5 or 6...

American Photo magazine used to show 5 or 6 images in the last pages, and they'd list the gear used. Also, as a fan of both of these guys, I've read interviews featuring them and noted certain...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,335
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Two different styles and approaches. Peter...

Two different styles and approaches.
Peter Lindbergh shot with Nikon film cameras, 50-105mm, and favored Plus-X in D-76. He also shot Pentax 67s, and i'd guess it was the same film, but maybe Tri-X...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,258
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Hasselblad 203FE — instant-return mirror,...

Hasselblad 203FE — instant-return mirror, metering, 6x6 goodness.
Contax RX — gorgeous, precision, smooth operation.
Nikon FE2 — about as 'retro' as i want to get in an SLR.
Pentax LX — although the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,267
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Started with 35mm film, then added 6x7, 6x6,...

Started with 35mm film, then added 6x7, 6x6, 6x4.5 afterward. But, would never substitute one for the other. I always felt i wanted both. Each for different purposes or occasions. Disappointments...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 24,709
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
That I have owned: Hasselblad 203FE Contax...

That I have owned:
Hasselblad 203FE
Contax RX
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Nikon F6
Canon EOS3

Haven't yet owned but... soon:
Nikon FM3a
Canon 5DmkIV
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-01-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Look at the categories offered. Either "35mm Full...

Look at the categories offered. Either "35mm Full frame and smaller" or the "Under $100" option, depending on the price/if you want to appeal to people specifically looking for low priced items. I'd...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-30-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I have an original iPad Air. I would upgrade to a...

I have an original iPad Air. I would upgrade to a newer version specifically for increased RAM, which I believe would solve the issue of every safari tab needing to refresh when it is selected....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,153
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Never heard of hugostudio. Thanks for the thread....

Never heard of hugostudio. Thanks for the thread. I look forward to finding an excuse to try them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Unless you really can't carry the additional...

Unless you really can't carry the additional gear, i don't know why one should limit oneself to just one camera (system) on holiday. I made 25+ trips from NYC to South America, and always took a full...
Forum: Travel 07-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Rio de Janeiro. 25+ visits. Every time i think...

Rio de Janeiro. 25+ visits. Every time i think about going somewhere else, i always decide i'd still rather go to Rio again.

Eventually, i'll get back to Italy — love Florence and Rome.
Thailand is...
Forum: RFF News 07-11-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 8,948
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Just drop 'em off in a storage locker somewhere....

Just drop 'em off in a storage locker somewhere. We'll take care of them for ya.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,337
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Contax RX/Aria/ST with 25mm Contax Zeiss 2.8

Contax RX/Aria/ST with 25mm Contax Zeiss 2.8
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,668
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Bottle opener. Similar design to...

Bottle opener.

Similar design to this:

http://www.simpletidings.com/catalog/images/400.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,976
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I guess i'm in the minority. Thought it was 'just...

I guess i'm in the minority. Thought it was 'just okay,' even thought i liked the concept/theme and the locations. It just seemed flat, but i don't know how to pinpoint it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I had never compared, but just downloaded...

I had never compared, but just downloaded Firefox, and now see that it is 'crisper' than Safari. Not sure how i feel about this! I don't really want to switch browsers....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The G has an amazing set of lenses. A beautiful...

The G has an amazing set of lenses. A beautiful camera, the G2. I had 3 or 4 of them, and always sold them after a year or so because i hate the viewfinder. But, the allure remains. The images from...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I do not know how the calibration thing repair...

I do not know how the calibration thing repair works. Both ToCAD (at the time) and Nippon Camera Repair said they could do it for the cameras i discussed, but i think i only have had this done with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Two potential issues. 1 / When you shoot, do you...

Two potential issues.
1 / When you shoot, do you just press the shutter button in one motion? You need to half press, lock focus, and then continue to activate the shutter.

2 / It's possible that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
1) 35mm can be quite beautiful when enlarged to...

1) 35mm can be quite beautiful when enlarged to even humongous sizes, especially when it's black and white film. I've seen exhibitions of Elliott Erwitt's 35mm work, at greater than 6' across, and it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-31-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
What Marek said is what i was always taught —...

What Marek said is what i was always taught — capture the full tonal range, and then define black and white points in Curves (Photoshop), either manually or with the eyedropper. IF that's what you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,116
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
When i was shooting for my high school newspaper...

When i was shooting for my high school newspaper and yearbook in the early 80s, i had a Minolta XG-M. The 'head' photographer had a Nikon. I coveted it. It was black. Mine was chrome.... Nikon wa9s...
Forum: Travel 05-10-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,816
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Go to B&H, for the spectacle. Go to PhotoVillage,...

Go to B&H, for the spectacle. Go to PhotoVillage, though, for a real NYC 'camera boutique.'
Go to Central Park on a weekend. Best place on earth. Start at The Bandshell near the E. 72nd Street...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-09-2016
Replies: 373
Views: 42,495
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thanks. I'll look into these.

Thanks. I'll look into these.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,910
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I think i read a discussion between Peter...

I think i read a discussion between Peter Lindbergh and Helmut Newton, and they were both on the Plus-X in D-76 train. I think Lindbergh shot it at lower than box speed, though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Use them both! The Yashica lens should be...

Use them both!
The Yashica lens should be sharper than the canon, but that's because it's a prime, versus a zoom. If you have to choose one, pick the one with the better viewfinder, assuming both...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,058
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Surprised at the multiple mentions of "cropping,"...

Surprised at the multiple mentions of "cropping," as if that's some sort of altering of truth. Every photograph you've ever taken was the result of cropping. You chose what to include or exclude....
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-05-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 7,855
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I always liked The Stranger more than Citizen...

I always liked The Stranger more than Citizen Kane. Another beautifully-shot 'film noir' movie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranger_(1946_film)

Schindler's List was gorgeous. Shot on 5222...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,910
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Don't the tmax films have a completely different...

Don't the tmax films have a completely different 'grain structure?' The reason why I've never liked them. Tmax is sharp, but 'modern.'
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,910
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Just about every film has been discontinued...

Just about every film has been discontinued because not enough people 'liked it.'

APX/RR100 are gone....

What about Adox CHS 100...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,910
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I loved Plus-X, as well. I now use Agfa...

I loved Plus-X, as well. I now use Agfa APX100/Rollei Retro 100, but that's from a batch i bought a few years ago. Is this stuff still in production in any form?

Processed in ID-11/D-76 — it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,916
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Can't say that i've ever felt a 'bond' with a...

Can't say that i've ever felt a 'bond' with a camera. There have been those that worked better than others, or felt better, but i don't think i've ever had a sentimental attachment to any of them....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2016
Replies: 373
Views: 42,495
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Is there a 35mm SLR lens that is 'comparable?'...

Is there a 35mm SLR lens that is 'comparable?' Canon, Nikon, Pentax, or Contax?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-26-2016
Replies: 373
Views: 42,495
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Gorgeous stuff, Michael. Almost makes me want to...

Gorgeous stuff, Michael. Almost makes me want to go back to 35mm rangefinders. But, when i saw the price of this lens, i 'remembered' i prefer SLRs.... Wish there were an SLR lens that performed like...
Forum: Photo Software 04-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,679
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Adobe CC Suite AlienSkin Exposure X

Adobe CC Suite
AlienSkin Exposure X
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-21-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,143
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I haven't read to the end of the thread, so i'm...

I haven't read to the end of the thread, so i'm just guessing:
Digital for the first
Second, could be either.

What i notice/look for is that with digital, the bokeh is not broken up in a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,937
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I no longer have the F6, so i can't compare it —...

I no longer have the F6, so i can't compare it — don't remember the AF performance.

Between the EOS3 and F100, though, the F100 is more certain (less of a struggle to acquire focus) in a dark room...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,937
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
EOS3 is rather loud. If you're considering 1...

EOS3 is rather loud.

If you're considering 1 F6, i'd instead suggest 2-3 F100s. Keep different films in them, or dedicate them to certain lenses. But, most of all, to have a backup, which would be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-19-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,718
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The diatribe seems to be an assertion that all...

The diatribe seems to be an assertion that all photography can/should be done only one way.
You can choose only one approach: either Avedon, or Penn, or Newton did it 'right.' Choose one of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,505
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I have an original Air, WiFi only. I don't take...

I have an original Air, WiFi only. I don't take the iPad places where i'd want to use it with cellular, and in the rare occasions when i do, i can easily just tether it to my iPhone.

I have been...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,519
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thanks, Moof!

Thanks, Moof!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 7,924
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I've had an F6 and currently have an F100. If you...

I've had an F6 and currently have an F100. If you can get a nice F6 for ~$500, sure. But, even then, i think i'd rather have two F100s (b+w and color) and another lens....
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,636
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
This seems a bit 'unconsidered.' Photography...

This seems a bit 'unconsidered.'

Photography is/can be a combination of elements. The 'art' (as you seem to characterize it) might be in the creation and staging of the tableau in front of the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-13-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,519
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Wow. Insane. Wish it were on an iPhone, though....

Wow. Insane. Wish it were on an iPhone, though. Not sure i could justify switching.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,721
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Vivian Maier. Harry Gruyaert. Elliott...

Vivian Maier.
Harry Gruyaert.
Elliott Erwitt.
Saul Leiter.
Robert Doisneau.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-06-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Richard Avedon - OBSERVATIONS Josef Koudelka -...

Richard Avedon - OBSERVATIONS
Josef Koudelka - GYPSIES
Steve McCurry - THE UNGUARDED MOMENT
Irving Penn - MOMENTS PRESERVED
Ralph Gibson - EX MACHINA
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2016
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,805
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
http://i.imgur.com/Z5Xy8Tx.jpg http://i.imgur.com...

http://i.imgur.com/Z5Xy8Tx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/g1vtytO.jpg

Natalia "Tali" Grace (GRayfACE).
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,636
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Yes. Hadn't thought about it this way, as it has...

Yes. Hadn't thought about it this way, as it has been a long time since i printed in a darkroom. But, it reminds me of a crappy picture i took in college. I remember buying Oriental Seagull paper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,401
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I taught myself HTML programming some years ago...

I taught myself HTML programming some years ago and did my own site, then revamped it a couple of years later. But, for the current site, i just used SquareSpace.

Not sure what Ko.Fe. means by it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2016
Replies: 3,754
Views: 717,476
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thanks, David.

Thanks, David.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2016
Replies: 3,754
Views: 717,476
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
David, Can you explain why? I shouldn't be...

David,
Can you explain why? I shouldn't be asking, as i don't do enough with the gear i have, but Olympus is probably the only (major) brand i've never experienced.... I've been curious.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Congratulations. Are you happy with the results...

Congratulations. Are you happy with the results and the experience?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,444
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Thanks for this suggestion. I had really only...

Thanks for this suggestion. I had really only been interested in specific images/types of images (definitely expensive), but maybe your idea will lead me into a different type of pursuit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
50/1.8G. Sharp and best bokeh of the Nikon 50...

50/1.8G.
Sharp and best bokeh of the Nikon 50 AFs. Lightweight and balances perfectly on my F100.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I'm not familiar with newer elinchroms, but with...

I'm not familiar with newer elinchroms, but with all studio flash units, I always pass along good advice I was given when I bought some used profoto gear years ago:

Get a flash head that can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,444
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Hard to be a collector when I've lived entirely...

Hard to be a collector when I've lived entirely in small apartments in NYC and LA. I have a lot of photography books, but never considered them a 'collection.'

I'm looking for something to collect,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,538
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
As am I. I started with an F100. Then went 'up'...

As am I. I started with an F100. Then went 'up' to an F6. Went back to the F100. Class of its own, sure. Okay. The point is, though, who needs that class? Kinda like telling someone considering a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,061
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I kinda agree with this. I think, in this day and...

I kinda agree with this. I think, in this day and age, shoot film because you like the LOOK of film, not because you want a more 'contemplative' shooting process. As mentioned above, there are many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,599
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Call PhotoVillage in NYC. Seriously. It's a small...

Call PhotoVillage in NYC. Seriously. It's a small shop, but it's an independent 'Leica boutique' you'll either get the owner, Rich Pinto, or one of the only other one or two counter salespeople....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,538
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
That's probably true. My point, though, is that...

That's probably true. My point, though, is that the F6 is just overkill. Of all the (fashion) photographers i've ever seen who shot Nikons, none bothered with the F6. It was always F100s or F5s. A...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,061
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
$1000! Sweet. Nikon FE2 with 50/1.8 Series E, if...

$1000! Sweet.

Nikon FE2 with 50/1.8 Series E, if you go with manual focus. A small, sharp, 50mm lens with great bokeh.

Nikon F100 with 50/1.8G if you want AF.

Other options: Contax Aria with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,538
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't know anything about color matrix...

I don't know anything about color matrix metering. Never used it or cared about it. I always sorta figured even the most basic metering in any 'contemporary' (90s and later?) is good enough.

I also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I like Mike. But, yeah, haven't heard anything...

I like Mike.

But, yeah, haven't heard anything about him for years. I bought a book 10+ years ago, but have forgotten about it. There's a documentary? Sweet. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
People used to say Fuji Superia 400 was the color...

People used to say Fuji Superia 400 was the color version of Tri-X, but i don't think they were referring to the way it converted to B&W.

My suggestions:

There are Photoshop Channel Adjustments...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
How can it? We can all soup it ourselves at home....

How can it? We can all soup it ourselves at home. Are you talking about Production?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 8,022
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Wow. A double standard? Is that the same as...

Wow.

A double standard? Is that the same as showing two different perspectives?

He depicts racism. That's a documentation of history. That's good.
Not sure "American" is a 'race.' It's a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-09-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 8,022
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
"I was not a fan of Robert Frank, but then I...

"I was not a fan of Robert Frank, but then I bought into the hype and became his fan, that was until recently."

Sounds like your tastes and sensibilities are still in the process of maturing.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
My first MF camera was a rolleiflex tlr....

My first MF camera was a rolleiflex tlr. Influenced by my love of Avedon and Penn. it was a romantic choice, but it got very little use over the 15 years I owned it. Meanwhile, I went through most of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,929
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Whatever you do, make sure you have a 'red dot'...

Whatever you do, make sure you have a 'red dot' (newer version) screen in your camera. I'm new to the F3, and went through a few screens before finding a night and day difference in the clarity of...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,323
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Didn't suggest ALL photos require anything. I'm...

Didn't suggest ALL photos require anything. I'm only surprised that, in 2016, there is interest among 'real photographers,' in cameras that don't give you a choice, when there are alternatives not...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,323
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't understand the interest in small sensor...

I don't understand the interest in small sensor cameras. Without depth of field control, all the images look like they came out of cell phone cameras. F1.8 on a 28mm EQUIVALENT lens? What is the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,865
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I hope this can be considered a discussion, and...

I hope this can be considered a discussion, and not an 'argument,' but:
I've owned (purchased Used) a Contax G2, Fuji GA645i, and Fuji GA645zi that all needed their AF 'modules'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,865
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Well, you can't really tell what's in focus with...

Well, you can't really tell what's in focus with an Epic *you don't see focus. What do you have, a confirmation light? I sold my Epic last year and don't remember. Regardless, i've owned a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,865
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
$200. I'd suggest that a P&S camera is not the...

$200.
I'd suggest that a P&S camera is not the best way to develop skills, or your eye, and it probably isn't the best gauge of your talents. Lots of people use them to great effect, but a squinty...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,088
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't believe 'practice' in quantity is a...

I don't believe 'practice' in quantity is a guaranteed route to excellence in a creative field. Not at all. There are people with Flickr feeds with tens of thousands of photos, and you can look at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,778
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Hammertone. Reminds me of the galvanized metal...

Hammertone. Reminds me of the galvanized metal janitor's bucket, from back in elementary school.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
There are three 'must see' photo shops in NYC....

There are three 'must see' photo shops in NYC.
B&H — for the scale of it. It's like a Walmart.
PhotoVillage — Leica and rangefinder showcase
Adorama — not sure what to say about Adorama,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,638
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Agree with the Nikon F80/N80. They prolly should...

Agree with the Nikon F80/N80.
They prolly should add the Pentax ME Super. The viewfinder is probably the best you can get outside of a Pentax LX, at 5-8x the price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,794
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
"My dad's got a wicked set of tools. I can fix...

"My dad's got a wicked set of tools. I can fix it."

http://img.fark.net/images/cache/850/-/-1/fark_-1hrIbsgLQRpclRn8IAR_NwJpNc.jpg?t=HSUo4OEBS2zJyi1xQBs2AA&f=1454907600
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
You'd think so, but if KEH can screw up my...

You'd think so, but if KEH can screw up my RF645's electronics, who knows. Maybe the this particular camera was engineered in such a way that there's something critical near the rf adjustment access...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Hey there. I had an RF645 with a vertical...

Hey there.

I had an RF645 with a vertical alignment issue. I sent it to KEH to fix. But, they had problems with it. When i got it back, the camera would drain its batteries in a few days, with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,966
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Leica Ms. Two different M7s, and their...

Leica Ms. Two different M7s, and their accompanying lenses. A several year period of experimenting that left me much poorer and gave me virtually nothing in terms of results. I wanted to like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,793
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
That's all logical. But art/creative endeavors...

That's all logical. But art/creative endeavors don't typically follow logic.

Good analogy, but Music isn't photography. Some things can be better with a vintage/retro approach, but all things don't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2016
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,786
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Really lovely. This, and others you have in your...

Really lovely. This, and others you have in your flickr stream.

I wish someone would start a Mamiya RZ67 GAS thread, so i wouldn't feel so compelled to trade mine in for a Pentax 67. Again.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-16-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 5,776
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
1 / call Keh's repair department to see if they...

1 / call Keh's repair department to see if they can fix it. Maybe they recognize the problem and it's not a matter of parts they don't have. Maybe you buy a beater champagne version to cannibalize...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
This isn't really "fashion" photography, though....

This isn't really "fashion" photography, though.

Can I ask how old you are? Fashion photography has been remarkably unremarkable since most of the fotogs went digital, unfortunately. I can suggest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I had one as my first 'real' camera. Or, maybe it...

I had one as my first 'real' camera. Or, maybe it was the 1v? I eventually traded 'down' to the EOS 3. on the 1, i didn't like using the control disc to cycle through the AF points. If you like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I had issues with my M7s. Never had anything but...

I had issues with my M7s. Never had anything but consistent exposures with any 'modern' SLR: EOS, Nikon F6/100/FE2, Contax, Leica....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
• Maybe try an older 80mm Hassy lens. • Yeah,...

• Maybe try an older 80mm Hassy lens.
• Yeah, just keep shooting the Bronicas until they fall apart. Replace whatever you need to, with the Hassy money. Find a repair person. Someone must be out...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,138
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
HAHAHAHAHAA!! I don't get it.....

HAHAHAHAHAA!!
I don't get it.....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,755
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Maybe find a class? Or, offer to pay someone at a...

Maybe find a class?
Or, offer to pay someone at a lab or school — like a private class/consultant fee — for some after hours tutelage?

Anything specific you're trying to learn?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Maybe you prefer a local tech, but just FYI, you...

Maybe you prefer a local tech, but just FYI, you can ship products to most repair services. I moved out of NYC but recently inquired with Nippon about sending them my Contax T2.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,138
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Silly? Pretty freakin fantastic. If they can...

Silly? Pretty freakin fantastic.
If they can develop it so that it's accurate, and then quick, it might push me into the Sony from the 5D range. An autofocus Jupiter-3! Noctilux AF.... If it focuses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2016
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,786
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I definitely never shot it at slower than 1/30 or...

I definitely never shot it at slower than 1/30 or 1/60, yet still got soft images on tri-x outdoors in dimming light — my last use of the P67II.

I should have mentioned I was primarily using the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,686
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't understand this. FF = 35mm film in terms...

I don't understand this. FF = 35mm film in terms of lens focal length and DOF. Digital MF is close to medium format film.

We can't be talking about resolution, right?

To me, FF is entirely...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Nippon Photo Clinic? Or, call PhotoVillage in NYC...

Nippon Photo Clinic?
Or, call PhotoVillage in NYC and ask them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 1,694
Views: 433,786
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Guys, at the risk of reigniting my GAS, toward a...

Guys, at the risk of reigniting my GAS, toward a camera I have already owned thrice before:

Got any tips toward getting SHARP pictures from this thing? I never really did.

I've read there is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,187
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
50 Lux-ASPH (Turned out to be a lemon. Replaced...

50 Lux-ASPH (Turned out to be a lemon. Replaced after 8 months by Leica).
CM.
M7? I think one of them may have been a 'demo.' Does that count?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Back in the film days, when I began with the M7,...

Back in the film days, when I began with the M7, I used to buy Japanese publications can't remember what they were called.... "Mooks?" Something like that. Magazine/book. They had lots of lovely...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-04-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,673
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Some very nice work, Paul.

Some very nice work, Paul.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,872
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Holy schnikes. That's insane. INSANE. No offense...

Holy schnikes. That's insane. INSANE. No offense : 0

I thought i was bad for having five 35mm SLR bodies, split between three different brands, but i only have a total of five lenses for them....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I would call Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC. A...

I would call Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC. A pro-oriented shop.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,872
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I have gone through a metric $h1t-ton of cameras....

I have gone through a metric $h1t-ton of cameras. Canon, Nikon, Leica, Contax, Pentax, Leica-R in 35mm, and Fuji Mamiya, Hassy, Rollei, Pentax and Bronica (645, 6x6, and 6x7) in MF. And, usually,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2016
Replies: 607
Views: 91,103
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
There's a fine line between when something looks...

There's a fine line between when something looks 'evocatively unsharp' and when it looks like 'a mistake'/technical incompetence. Lots of positive examples here.

I do tend to have a firm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 8,186
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Update: Still feeling 'not-so-satisfied' with my...

Update:

Still feeling 'not-so-satisfied' with my F3 in relation to my Pentax ME Super (screen-wise), i just bought a K Red Dot screen. That made a significant difference, versus the non red dot Grid...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2015
Replies: 2,728
Views: 801,864
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I wish i had found an LX that worked.......

I wish i had found an LX that worked.... Fantastic viewfinder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
On a Mac, i use Free Rapid Downloader. Just copy...

On a Mac, i use Free Rapid Downloader. Just copy the youtube URL and start it. It downloads easily. Then, i copy it to a USB hard drive, and piug that drive into my Playstation 3 or Xbox One. You...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,562
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Is there any other area in life where you don't...

Is there any other area in life where you don't have to be selective with regards to taste? Fact is, most people do not have good taste. It's not even an 'IQ-like' thing, where half are above average...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-27-2015
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,829
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Good thing a 1960s Miranda Sensomat doesn't have...

Good thing a 1960s Miranda Sensomat doesn't have auto white balance!

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/eternal-london
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-27-2015
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,829
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Sebastiao Salgado: Other Americas

Sebastiao Salgado: Other Americas
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-18-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,769
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
That's funny. Never thought about it that way....

That's funny. Never thought about it that way. But, maybe because I'm new to car ownership after 25 years in NYC.

I've always had different feelings about gear value, depending on he specific...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,540
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I bought something from them years ago. Don't...

I bought something from them years ago. Don't remember what it was (probably a Leica M lens), but I do remember I was happy with the purchase and subsequently checked with them for items whenever I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,299
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I agree about the F100. Seems weird to say so,...

I agree about the F100. Seems weird to say so, though. It's a modern-era, rubbery thing. But, with the chunky but light 50/1.8 G, it feels fantastic. A sweet, efficient little machine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,299
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I don't like the shutter speed buttons, but...

I don't like the shutter speed buttons, but you're right about the viewfinder. It's amazing. Makes other cameras seem like they're defective.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,968
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I may be able to achieve the same image with a...

I may be able to achieve the same image with a zorki and a Contax Rx. But I will hate using the zorki, and love using the Contax. But, that's just me. Some people delight in using 'just anything'...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,299
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Leica M7 felt great but I hated using it....

Leica M7 felt great but I hated using it.
Hasselblads
Nikon F6, F100, F4, FE2, F3
Contax T2, G2
Pentax LX

Contax RX is pretty terrific. And it sounds amazing, too.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
How much do you want to pay. What does she want...

How much do you want to pay.
What does she want to shoot.
What would she be willing to carry.
Does she take care of her gear.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-06-2015
Replies: 1,032
Views: 199,103
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Well, there's a scroll-stopper. That's terrific.

Well, there's a scroll-stopper. That's terrific.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,522
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Am i misunderstanding? Does he seem unaware that...

Am i misunderstanding? Does he seem unaware that film images can be scanned and manipulated just as easily as native digital captures?

Love his work, but this just reads like an 80 year old who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,602
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
My first real camera came in high school. Minolta...

My first real camera came in high school. Minolta Xg-m, that I never appreciated, because I coveted the 'more professional' Nikons.

As an adult, canons were used by my favorite (fashion)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
This just reminded me that i hadn't tried my...

This just reminded me that i hadn't tried my Epson scanner since installing el capitan.... Mine isn't working. But, i just found this thread:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7266253
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 8,968
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
You only need a camera that is reliable and suits...

You only need a camera that is reliable and suits the way you want to work. Brands are unimportant. A few years ago, there was a site called altphoto - sorta like Flickr - that featured lots of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,294
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Yah. Me too. The dr5 owner was a psychotic douche...

Yah. Me too. The dr5 owner was a psychotic douche in email conversations even before I sent him anything to work with.
Forum: Lomography 11-19-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,656
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Ooooh. That would be great for sniping pix of...

Ooooh. That would be great for sniping pix of kids at recess on the school playground. From the roof of your van painted with the image of a lion with an eagle in its mouth.

Wear a vest and a...
Forum: Lomography 11-19-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,656
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Dudes. Please, please don't use that in public....

Dudes. Please, please don't use that in public. Anything that looks like a trigger. In this environment? Just read this a few moments...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,955
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The most expensive cameras i owned were the Leica...

The most expensive cameras i owned were the Leica M7s and the Hasselblad 203FEs. I got crap out of the Leicas, and some of my favorite pictures from the Hasselblads. But, i also got stuff i liked out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,263
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I haven't had a digital for the past four years....

I haven't had a digital for the past four years.
Currently:
Mamiya RZ67 pro II
Nikon F100, FE2, F3HP
Canon EOS3
Contax T2
Minolta Hi-Matic AF2
Pentax ME Super
Fuji GA645
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,317
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Congrats on the M7. I hope you got one with a...

Congrats on the M7.
I hope you got one with a viewfinder mag that suits the lenses you want to use. My first m7 was a .72, which was appropriate for me. I later got an .85' thinking I'd enjoy it...
Forum: Lomography 11-06-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 17,914
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
That's crazy. Looks like the little girl is...

That's crazy. Looks like the little girl is painted onto the wall. Is she? One of those 3D perspective painting tricks?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,154
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Avedon: Rolleiflex or Hassy Penn: Rolleiflex or...

Avedon: Rolleiflex or Hassy
Penn: Rolleiflex or Hassy
Steven Meisel or Mario Testino: Pentax 67
Vivian Maier: Rolleiflex
Helmut Newton: Polaroid
Robert Doisneau: Rolleiflex
Bert Stern's "Last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,317
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Ikon all day. I was never interested in Leicas...

Ikon all day.

I was never interested in Leicas until the M7 came out. Either the M6's meter system is stupid and juvenile, or i just don't get it. I also don't really understand why a person would...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-05-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6,771
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
"Would you mind if i asked you a...

"Would you mind if i asked you a question?"
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Just saw a camera test that showed one camera had...

Just saw a camera test that showed one camera had banding in solid color blocks due to a certain Led array, matched with the particular sensor. Something about scan frequency?

Also saw a video...
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,583
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
Not really, unless you're speaking only of...

Not really, unless you're speaking only of digital Leicas. There was a time when a Leica could 'out image' other 35mm cameras, on he strength of its lenses and lack of mirror impact. But, digitally,...
Forum: Leica SL 10-21-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,583
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I'm intrigued by the size of the viewfinder. But...

I'm intrigued by the size of the viewfinder. But the size of the 50 renders that moot.
This is probably the kind of camera you look at and make faces at, but then reluctantly pick up and find you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I'm curious. Why do you want this...in a P&S-type...

I'm curious. Why do you want this...in a P&S-type camera? How often do you really need your exposure set on something that isn't your focus point? Is there some other reason?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,164
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
The lenses are great. The viewfinders make the...

The lenses are great. The viewfinders make the lenses irrelevant. And then there's the E02 thing and that Leica stopped supporting the CM super early. So, no, not recommended.

Why do you feel it...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,603
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I want the Sony. Never had any interest in the...

I want the Sony. Never had any interest in the Leica. The price is one matter. The focal length is the second matter. But maybe more important is the image quality I've seen from the first Sony. It...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,204
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I think the instructions are in the term: Point....

I think the instructions are in the term: Point. Shoot.

Supplemental instructions:
1. Don't just jab the shutter button, expecting it to focus and expose in one go. Lock focus with a half-press, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,998
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
You said you hated the Mac, so there's no sense...

You said you hated the Mac, so there's no sense trying to reason with you..... ��

But.... I'd say skip the rangefinder altogether. I wish i had. Would have saved me a ton(ne) of money and an equal...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 85,486
Posted By CK Dexter Haven
I used to Leika Leica. Now i Hatea Leica. I...

I used to Leika Leica. Now i Hatea Leica.

I started with them when the M7 was released. I was curious prior to that, but always thought the M6's metering system was 'childish.' I bought M7s, and...
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