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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By giganova
I bought my first camera in 1984: a R4 with a...

I bought my first camera in 1984: a R4 with a 35/2 lens. Absolutely loved it -- but in 2008 I sold it and regretted the decision ever since. I bought three R4s over the past few years, but none of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 836
Posted By giganova
Just another data point: keep the (timeless) M4...

Just another data point: keep the (timeless) M4 and sell the M7. This is a good time to sell an M7 because production stopped and there is still a demand.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,092
Posted By giganova
That thing screams "rockstar" -- I love it!...

That thing screams "rockstar" -- I love it!
Would look better in bronze than in brown, though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,930
Posted By giganova
I don't want to start a war, but ... :D Wouldn't...

I don't want to start a war, but ... :D

Wouldn't the M-A be one of the best film M ever built? I don't see much love on this forum for the M-A and I always wondered why. I don't have one, but as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 2,930
Posted By giganova
If Ken Rockwell says so, it must be true....

If Ken Rockwell says so, it must be true. :rolleyes:
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By giganova
She definitely was, for better or for worse.

She definitely was, for better or for worse.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By giganova
Is this a trick question? At f/8 there shouldn't...

Is this a trick question? At f/8 there shouldn't be a difference. :confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,335
Posted By giganova
One body, one lens. That doesn't mean that you...

One body, one lens. That doesn't mean that you can't have multiple cameras and multiple lenses. But when I go out to shoot, I pick one body and one lens that gets me into the right state of mind to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By giganova
I only buy OEM batteries. There are too many...

I only buy OEM batteries. There are too many report of swollen aftermarket batteries that get stuck in the camera, or even burning and exploding batteries!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,214
Posted By giganova
Not true. Shopping malls are privately owned and...

Not true. Shopping malls are privately owned and they might have no-photography policies. At the very least they have a clause "The shopping center cannot be used for commercial or business purposes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,214
Posted By giganova
No need to argue with the poor security guy. He's...

No need to argue with the poor security guy. He's just doing his job. Just say "My apology, officer!" and move on. It happens to me so often (being escorted out of a shopping center, a public park,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,731
Posted By giganova
I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't...

I work for the government, maybe I shouldn't carry one of those "spy cameras". :D Imagine I'm in my bosses office when it falls out of my pocket!?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 904
Posted By giganova
Agreed, the 60/2.8, although slow, is one of the...

Agreed, the 60/2.8, although slow, is one of the best R lenses!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-24-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 27,148
Posted By giganova
The smaller, the quieter, the better. I love my...

The smaller, the quieter, the better. I love my Minox 35 for street photography because it is completely noiseless and so small that nobody will turn their heads. The 35mm lens is outstanding as...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-24-2019
Replies: 1,497
Views: 94,991
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2019-03-24-0001.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2019-03-24-0001.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 7,560
Posted By giganova
What an amazing project! Maybe a faucet with a...

What an amazing project!

Maybe a faucet with a motion or touch sensor?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
There was a storm with 60 mph, heavy rain and...

There was a storm with 60 mph, heavy rain and hail moving through, and all of a sudden the sun broke though the clouds!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 852
Posted By giganova
I'd sell all of them and get a Summilux. All you...

I'd sell all of them and get a Summilux. All you need is one 50mm anyway.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By giganova
Watch this: a photo every 10...

Watch this: a photo every 10 seconds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6BRcZDOMyk
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,411
Posted By giganova
Good advice, I'd do exactly the same. All SSD is...

Good advice, I'd do exactly the same. All SSD is a smart move. But I'd rather get a MacBook instead of the Air because it is actually cheaper, smaller, thinner, lighter, and battery lasts forever.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,411
Posted By giganova
Fantastic plan!! If I were you, I'd skip the...

Fantastic plan!! If I were you, I'd skip the European leg of your trip and visit Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg) and some of the former Russian republics.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
Peter, I agree that the digital image looks very...

Peter, I agree that the digital image looks very good. The main differences are 1) overall sharpness and 2) how grain breaks up monotonous areas. Other than that, they are surprisingly similar.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
Its not pointless because I can only post digital...

Its not pointless because I can only post digital files here. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
I went around the corner to the Capitol and took...

I went around the corner to the Capitol and took nearly-identical shots: digital vs film!

One with the Fuji X-T3 and one with a Minox 35 on HP-5. Very light touch in Photoshop for both, no cropping....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
Not at all, these look wonderful -- except for...

Not at all, these look wonderful -- except for the sky in the first image, which is too smooth for my taste (but that might be my personal preference).
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
I have to admit that I have not seen any digital...

I have to admit that I have not seen any digital b&w photo that I liked, with the exception of Jacob Aue Sobol's photos -- and I have no clue how he does it (except for cranking up the contrast like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
Here are a few color photos for good...

Here are a few color photos for good measure:

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0200.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0406.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/FUJI0418.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
Mark -- we almost crossed paths! I flew in to San...

Mark -- we almost crossed paths! I flew in to San Francisco, drove down Route 1 on the coast, spent two days in Monterey and drove back to the SFO airport. Epic ride, the scenery is spectacular!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
I used the "Monochrome with a yellow filter"...

I used the "Monochrome with a yellow filter" profile.

Questions to those who have a better mind than me:

Do sensors have a linear response (as opposed to a logarithmic response of film)? And do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By giganova
My First Digital Photography Impressions

So I jumped into digital photography with a big leap of faith. Coming from decades of Leica M b&w photography, this is quite the change for me. Picked up a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens (35mm FF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2019
Replies: 1,338
Views: 392,041
Posted By giganova
Not sure if I posted this already ... solar...

Not sure if I posted this already ... solar eclipse in the Rocky Mountains on August 21, 2017. The picture was taken at an altitude of around 6,000 feet = 1,8000 meters. I had a Chevy Tahoe rental...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,070
Posted By giganova
Fantastic camera, Leica has a winner...

Fantastic camera, Leica has a winner there!



The last SL came out right after the Q as well, so I'd guess the SL with the new sensor is next.

I doubt that the M11 will have a 47MP sensor and hope...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,001
Posted By giganova
For light travel, as you said, I'd either take...

For light travel, as you said, I'd either take the X100F or the M with one lens and no backup.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By giganova
Get a lens spanner. The trick is to apply equal...

Get a lens spanner. The trick is to apply equal force on opposing sides.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By giganova
The real question is: is Leica alienating...

The real question is: is Leica alienating photographers? :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,275
Posted By giganova
I think mirrorless APS-C cameras will drive FF...

I think mirrorless APS-C cameras will drive FF DSLR out of business soon. I recently purchased an APS-C camera and the image quality exceeds that of the bulky & heavy Nikon D810 that I owned, in a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By giganova
I've had the XT-3 for a week now and it exceeded...

I've had the XT-3 for a week now and it exceeded my expectations: the build quality of the body and 23/2 lens is great, I love that it has a magnesium body and weather sealing, all controls are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,731
Posted By giganova
:confused: Have you even tried a Minox with the...

:confused: Have you even tried a Minox with the 35/2.8 lens?

The lens is so outstanding that I bought two GT-E and two ML cameras. Last year I posted side-by-side picture taken with the Minox 35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2019
Replies: 214
Views: 7,560
Posted By giganova
Wow, that's amazing and a lot of chemicals! I...

Wow, that's amazing and a lot of chemicals! I hope you have good ventilation ... unless you like the buzz! ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 5,410
Posted By giganova
Oh shoot, I just realized how old this thread is,...

Oh shoot, I just realized how old this thread is, haha!

Belated congrats, Michael, that's a beauty!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,731
Posted By giganova
Olympus MJU and Minox 35 are truly pocketable. I...

Olympus MJU and Minox 35 are truly pocketable. I have a bunch of them.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-21-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Good advice on battery power mode, reading the...

Good advice on battery power mode, reading the manual (what?!), and changing user settings -- will do!

But hey, just because I bought a digital camera doesn't mean that I won't give up 35mm and MF...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,577
Posted By giganova
I gave up taking pictures of kids because of...

I gave up taking pictures of kids because of paranoid parents, and I never take photos of people in public (!) without asking them first. Not worth the trouble having people shout at me and calling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4,368
Posted By giganova
And I thought my Mamiya RZ67 is big, heavy &...

And I thought my Mamiya RZ67 is big, heavy & slow! :eek:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By giganova
Old school, love it! :)

Old school, love it! :)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
I ended up ordering a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens...

I ended up ordering a Fuji X-T3 with a 23/2 lens and extra battery. Weather sealing, better video features and the smaller form factor were the deciding factors. If Canon had smaller native lenses I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By giganova
Even if a Leica store doesn't have it, they can...

Even if a Leica store doesn't have it, they can get you a brand new one from the factory within a week or so. I think if you buy from and establish a relationship with your local Leica store, you'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By giganova
The Red Cross will come and distribute blankets...

The Red Cross will come and distribute blankets at night and in the morning the cops will tap you with a club and say "wake up and get up!" :D
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By giganova
"Who would bokeh a child?" Haha! :D

"Who would bokeh a child?" Haha! :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By giganova
This is my favorite strap, super...

This is my favorite strap, super soft:

http://giganova.com/Misc/M4_gray.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By giganova
Does the film go in front or behind the sensor?

Does the film go in front or behind the sensor?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By giganova
Not if I wear cotton gloves to avoid finger...

Not if I wear cotton gloves to avoid finger prints and a monocle while whispering "Alle Achtung, großartig!"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By giganova
This camera is still in production, every Leica...

This camera is still in production, every Leica store has them, so what's so special that B&H has some? If I were to buy a new Leica, I'd definitely buy it from a Leica store and not B&H. Same prices.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By giganova
What's a "WR" lens? Fuji X mount?

What's a "WR" lens? Fuji X mount?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By giganova
Wrist straps never tangle! :D I love thin...

Wrist straps never tangle! :D

I love thin leather straps which don't tangle much, like the ones from Gordy or Leica (cool colors!). They are very soft and comfortable, too.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Good for you, but not everybody wants to carry...

Good for you, but not everybody wants to carry around such a big & heavy used DSLR that might have (tens of?) thousands of shutter actuation's already. Some people want to buy new gear and the new...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
I'm still on the fence ... but are leaning...

I'm still on the fence ... but are leaning towards the X-T3 with the 23/2 prime at the moment. :) The EVF is actually quite good (highest resolution EVF of any mirrorless right now), and the weather...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By giganova
This "study" is seriously flawed: the authors...

This "study" is seriously flawed: the authors went out to prove that Capa didn't take more shots because he was scared to death. Any investigation that is set up to prove a preconceived notion is by...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
You were right: went back to the store and...

You were right: went back to the store and restored the X-Pro2 and X100F settings back to factory defaults and voila ... the OVF had all the frame lines and other electronic info restored. Awesome...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
I would expect to see frame lines and exposure...

I would expect to see frame lines and exposure info in an optical viewfinder by default without having to read manuals and having to setup the camera -- especially for a demo model that is supposed...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Let me qualify my verdict a little bit:...

Let me qualify my verdict a little bit:

Mirrorless technologies have led to miniaturization of camera bodies that I find too small to be ergonomic. Plus, any EVF is a poor representation of what...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Today I had a chance to hold a number of...

Today I had a chance to hold a number of mirrorless cameras side-by-side and play with them for an hour or so: Canon EOS-RP, Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6, Fuji X-Pro2, X100F, and a number of Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,795
Posted By giganova
I buy all my Leica gear right after the Christmas...

I buy all my Leica gear right after the Christmas holidays when people are broke (fewer competing bidders) and some are in financial struggles and need to get some cash (motivated sellers). :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,795
Posted By giganova
I'd take the M-A over an M7 in a heartbeat. Pure...

I'd take the M-A over an M7 in a heartbeat. Pure mechanical beauty. No distractions, simplicity!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
The camera will look like a lens cap!

The camera will look like a lens cap!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Fuji X-Pro2 + 23/2 = $1,949 Canon EOS RP + RF...

Fuji X-Pro2 + 23/2 = $1,949
Canon EOS RP + RF 35/1.8 = $1,748

Which of the 35mm focal length choices would you pick? APS-C vs FF ... optical viewfinder vs EVF?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,646
Posted By giganova
Agreed! None of the mirrorless cameras are...

Agreed! None of the mirrorless cameras are visually appealing, but at least this one doesn't pretend there's a pentaprism in it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By giganova
A few days ago I almost bought a Fuji X100F or...

A few days ago I almost bought a Fuji X100F or possibly an X-Pro2. But now I am getting excited (or better: confused) by the XT-3 and the Canon EOS RP.

The market for (affordable) mirrorless is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,002
Posted By giganova
If you don't want to carry film through airports,...

If you don't want to carry film through airports, purchase film at B&H before you leave and have it sent to your hotel in Florida. If you stay longer, have your film developed there and bring back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By giganova
Fantastic responses, thank you so much for your...

Fantastic responses, thank you so much for your help!

I decided to get the Fuji X100F because I like the hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder and the prime lens.

Amazon lists it for $1,299.- and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By giganova
Great feedback, much to think about! I don’t...

Great feedback, much to think about!



I don’t want to replace my film gear, I want to add a different flavor, digital. Sorry for not making this clear.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By giganova
Can Someone Give me a Digital Camera Primer?

Hi all!

I've been shooting film my entire life, started on a Leica R system, later M, and recently medium format. But I think it's time to get into digital photography. So many sensors, sensor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,707
Posted By giganova
Why spend $2k on an F6 when you can get a mint F3...

Why spend $2k on an F6 when you can get a mint F3 for $200?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 2,977
Posted By giganova
You forgot the Minox 35 cameras! Total stealth,...

You forgot the Minox 35 cameras! Total stealth, you can't hear the shutter and film advance. The GT-E is the best of the bunch. I have two of them and one is always with me.

The Olympus MJU is an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,384
Posted By giganova
Freezer: 100 rolls of 35 FP-4, 100 rolls of 120...

Freezer:
100 rolls of 35 FP-4,
100 rolls of 120 FP-4.

Fridge:
10 rolls each (ready to shoot).

http://giganova.com/Misc/fil_freezer.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By giganova
What is "WLF"? :confused:

What is "WLF"? :confused:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,808
Posted By giganova
colder -- all you are referring to is shallow...

colder -- all you are referring to is shallow DOF, correct?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,808
Posted By giganova
When I shoot MF, I always use a tripod and f/8 to...

When I shoot MF, I always use a tripod and f/8 to capitalize on MF's ability of outstanding image quality. But the benefit of small sensor cameras is mobility and I sacrifice optimal image quality...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By giganova
Great find and congrats!

Great find and congrats!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By giganova
What's "industrial" looking about these...

What's "industrial" looking about these bags?

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OP.4GQy9bTid0vMXw300C300&w=180&h=150&rs=1&dpr=2&pid=21.1...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By giganova
Keep in mind that your tripod will last your...

Keep in mind that your tripod will last your entire life, and that of your kids, so you might consider spending more and buy something more substantive.

I followed the advice of my father when I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By giganova
Did any of you actually read this? :confused:

Did any of you actually read this? :confused:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By giganova
Since you want your bag for your trip to NYC, I...

Since you want your bag for your trip to NYC, I suggest that you go B&H after your arrival and check out the bags they have.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,102
Posted By giganova
Hasselblad was my dream camera for decades, too....

Hasselblad was my dream camera for decades, too. But now that I could easily afford one, I realized that I don't like the square 6x6 format, so I bought a Mamiya RZ 67 with three lenses. Contrary to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By giganova
Blend in ... in NYC? I don't even know what that...

Blend in ... in NYC? I don't even know what that means. :confused: Well, if you want to bend in on 5th Ave, you need a Hermes bag; if you want to bend in on Wall Street, you need a leather briefcase...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By giganova
I also have a Thinktank Restrospective 10, which...

I also have a Thinktank Restrospective 10, which is a well thought through bag, very functional, and like it a lot. But it is rather bulky, there is no space for a laptop, and it is not very elegant....
Forum: Travel 01-14-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,472
Posted By giganova
That should narrow it down quite a bit! I suggest...

That should narrow it down quite a bit! I suggest going to Argentina, its an amazing country!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,840
Posted By giganova
I always thought shooting 35mm is all about...

I always thought shooting 35mm is all about showing grain. The essence of film photography is grain, isn't it? If you don't want grain, better shoot digital of MF film.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
I saw it on your web site, amazing work!

I saw it on your web site, amazing work!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
I found a stretch in the woods were all trees...

I found a stretch in the woods were all trees were covered by weirdly looking vines which kill the trees to take over the territory in their fight for sunlight. This particular vine reminded me of a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
The photo below shows the Neck Meeting House...

The photo below shows the Neck Meeting House (http://harriettubmanbyway.org/tuckahoe-neck-meeting-house/). It was built in 1802 by the Quaker community as a place of worship and gathering. The...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
I can handle that ;) My wife and I live in a very...

I can handle that ;) My wife and I live in a very diverse neighborhood, she (also white) teaches at a black university, and I have made a documentary film about the history of jazz a few years ago,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
You are absolutely right, something is missing:...

You are absolutely right, something is missing: the human element. I do have plans to reach out to descendants of slaves and take portraits. Or reach out to an African-American theater group and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,329
Posted By giganova
Second! And later when you use the lenses on your...

Second! And later when you use the lenses on your mirrorless digital, the AI conversion would have been a waste of money. I would leave the lenses alone.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
Thanks for the feedback, Nick! Any other takers?

Thanks for the feedback, Nick!

Any other takers?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
Abandoned farm buildings...

Abandoned farm buildings everywhere:
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/Underground_Rail_088_2_overlay.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/Underground_Rail_085_2_overlay.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
Here is another plantation from that era of...

Here is another plantation from that era of savery, the Ross Plantation, which has the only surviving log slave quarter in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
Not far from Douglass' birth place is the Brodess...

Not far from Douglass' birth place is the Brodess farm where Harriet Tubman was born into slavery:
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/Underground_Rail_007_2_overlay.jpg

Harriet Tubman was a deeply...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By giganova
Road to Freedom: a photo documentary about slavery

Hi all —

I am working on a new photography project that I call “Road to Freedom.” Road to Freedom is a photographic journey into American history, to the sites where American slaves struggled to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By giganova
Imagine how much a MF Summilux would have cost! :p

Imagine how much a MF Summilux would have cost! :p
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By giganova
I even use my Mamiya RZ67 for hand-held street...

I even use my Mamiya RZ67 for hand-held street photography. Its quite the brick to schlep around, but rock solid in your hands.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By giganova
I think you are referring to the Voigtlander...

I think you are referring to the Voigtlander double shoe adapter. Adorama and B&H have some knockoffs since the Voigtlander is no longer in production (but you can still find it on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By giganova
Interesting. My negatives are bone dry and ready...

Interesting. My negatives are bone dry and ready to scan after two hours -- and I live in a high-humidity area (Washington DC).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By giganova
I hang my negatives in the shower and scan them...

I hang my negatives in the shower and scan them right after they are dry. The longer I wait, the more dust on the negatives. But overall, I am not having much of a problem with dust and only use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By giganova
Your vision should dictate your choice of gear....

Your vision should dictate your choice of gear. For example, if you want dynamic action shots, motion blur, etc, use a smaller form factor camera that is quicker to operate. If you want...
Forum: RFF News 12-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By giganova
Absolutely love it! Just to think that human...

Absolutely love it! Just to think that human faces have been pictured since the dawn of photography, and yet Bruce Gilden is able to give this incredibly basic concept such a new meaning and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-28-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By giganova
What happened to the Leica M Magazine?

Any ideas why the last issue of the Leica M magazine (http://m-magazine.photography/ceemes/en/) was published in 2016? I loved that magazine, I would miss it if it were to be discontinued.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,993
Posted By giganova
There's an M-A in the Classifies for $2.8k ......

There's an M-A in the Classifies for $2.8k ... maybe that's within your reach.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-24-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
How would you overall characterize the...

How would you overall characterize the performance?

Low contrast but sharp, with little distortion and mechanically very solid?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,459
Posted By giganova
If one needs ISO 10,000 at f/1.4, maybe its time...

If one needs ISO 10,000 at f/1.4, maybe its time to shoot picture when there is light? :D Isn't the whole point of photography to paint with light, not to take pictures in the dark?

To me, fast...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,919
Posted By giganova
I agree that $750 plus costs for a CLA (around...

I agree that $750 plus costs for a CLA (around $300) is normal now. After that it should work for decades, so in the end it really doesn't matter if it costs a few hundred $$ more or less.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,919
Posted By giganova
When sellers say "recent CLA", it usually means...

When sellers say "recent CLA", it usually means that they wiped it down with a cloth. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,354
Posted By giganova
Majki -- strong series! How do you get the long...

Majki -- strong series! How do you get the long shutter speeds with flash during the day? Do you use a ND filter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,354
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/Immler_12.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/Immler_12.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By giganova
Estate Sales are a good source for deals in the...

Estate Sales are a good source for deals in the US. Often I visit homes with basements full of camera gear, and the person in charge of selling it often has no clue. I recently got an a brand new...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By giganova
Same in Argentina ... shops are full of vintage...

Same in Argentina ... shops are full of vintage Leica, Rollei, etc gear, at rock bottom prices because nobody there can afford them anyway.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By giganova
Are the "Better Scanning" holder worth it? What's...

Are the "Better Scanning" holder worth it? What's the advantage? Flat negatives, correct? Are there any issues with having the negatives under glass (e.g., trapped dust)?
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,665
Posted By giganova
I bought this specifically for my photography....

I bought this specifically for my photography. Being able to go anywhere to take pictures is fantastic. I also just ordered a BMW 2-series...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,665
Posted By giganova
Mine is the one one the...

Mine is the one one the left:

http://giganova.com/Misc/Jeep_Cat_2.JPG
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,483
Posted By giganova
Rangefinder traitor! :D

Rangefinder traitor! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 11,917
Posted By giganova
Here's another idea: for $3k, you could print...

Here's another idea: for $3k, you could print some of your best pictures and frame them, rent an empty store front for a weekend and hold your own solo exhibition with champagne reception! This could...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 11,917
Posted By giganova
So many options! Travel to a cool destination...

So many options! Travel to a cool destination would be near the top of my list, too.

If I were to invest it in gear, I'd get a Plaubel Makina 670 to shoot street portraits. Wonderful 80mm f/2.8 lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By giganova
Usually its the other way round: most people like...

Usually its the other way round: most people like his photography but can't stand him as a person. :D

BTW, he's still alive and lives very secluded in a simple home off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By giganova
Low Humidity Camera Storage?

Hi all --

High humidity is the enemy of vintage lenses because fungus and mold can grow inside the gear. As you can see from the graph below, fungi & mold can't grow when the humidity drops below...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By giganova
I am a huge Robert Frank fan. If you love his...

I am a huge Robert Frank fan. If you love his photos, do yourself a favor and get the excellent book "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans: Expanded Edition...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By giganova
Are today's most famous photographers on this...

Are today's most famous photographers on this forum? Probably not, unless they use a different name :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By giganova
Agreed! I'm the OP and ended up buying an F3 --...

Agreed! I'm the OP and ended up buying an F3 -- which I regret. As you said, the LCD meter display is horrible, and the focus and iris go in opposite directions compared to my Leica Ms.

I think I'll...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By giganova
I'd go with that one!

I'd go with that one!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By giganova
On a film M2, I would chose a period 50/2 Rigid....

On a film M2, I would chose a period 50/2 Rigid. Fantastic rendering. On a more modern (digital) camera, I would chose a Zeiss or a modern Leica lens (budget permitting).
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-02-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,088
Posted By giganova
A little haze, ya think? LOL

A little haze, ya think? LOL
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-02-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,088
Posted By giganova
Thanks for posting! Now I know which lens to...

Thanks for posting! Now I know which lens to avoid in the future :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-02-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,088
Posted By giganova
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[deleted because not relevant]
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By giganova
I would never want a 60MP camera. 24MP seems to...

I would never want a 60MP camera. 24MP seems to be the sweet spot. I had a Nikon D810 (36MP) for a while and even that was too much compared to the D610 (24MP).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,628
Posted By giganova
The Olympus MJU II 35/2.8 is amazing: super tiny,...

The Olympus MJU II 35/2.8 is amazing: super tiny, has a bright viewfinder, turns on very quickly when you open the clam shell with one hand, has a flash, and the lens is absolutely outstanding!

I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By giganova
Thank you all for your positive and encouraging...

Thank you all for your positive and encouraging comments! My wife and I decided today that we'll move to Buenos Aires for a few months next year. So exciting and I can't wait to pack my camera and a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By giganova
"New R", wait ... what, is Leica finally...

"New R", wait ... what, is Leica finally releasing the R10 I have been waiting for decades? :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By giganova
Welcome to RFF! Good advice from David. Nothing...

Welcome to RFF!

Good advice from David. Nothing to really worry about, just send it off to a good tech and get it serviced. But be prepared that it might cost you anywhere between $200-$500,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By giganova
I have that sometimes, too, although not to the...

I have that sometimes, too, although not to the extent you observe it, and attribute it to foaming of the developer.

I think overfilling the tank as you do makes it worse because you don't leave...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 26,785
Posted By giganova
OP, since you have both, why don't you take a few...

OP, since you have both, why don't you take a few comparison photos and then decide? Hard for us to decide which one you should keep ... you have them both, not us! :D
Forum: RFF Polls 11-09-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,183
Posted By giganova
I have a bunch of Minox 35, Olympus MJU and other...

I have a bunch of Minox 35, Olympus MJU and other point-and-shoot cameras because I always think that I need to keep one of these tiny 35mm cameras in my pocket. I also have a mint Nikon F3, which I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,439
Posted By giganova
I will never understand why anyone would want a...

I will never understand why anyone would want a Leica and not use their lenses. Isn't that what makes Leica so special? But that's just me, I guess :D There's plenty of Canon/Nikon/Sigma 28/1.8...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By giganova
My preferred lab is North Coast Photo...

My preferred lab is North Coast Photo (http://northcoastphoto.com).
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 2,994
Views: 729,144
Posted By giganova
I started dabbling in landscape photography. Here...

I started dabbling in landscape photography. Here are some majestic trees with clouds. All photos taken with Mamiya RZ67 on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 8,775
Views: 855,219
Posted By giganova
I wanted an SLR that I could throw into my bag...

I wanted an SLR that I could throw into my bag and keep with me every day, so I bought a Nikon F3 with an AI-S 50/1.4 lens (both in mint condition).

But I'm not sure if I'll keep it. I think I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,102
Posted By giganova
Negative much? The mirrorless Leica SL is an...

Negative much? The mirrorless Leica SL is an amazing camera and was ground breaking when it came out not long ago, so is the S, and they still build some of the best lenses (and sports optics) out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By giganova
Michael Kenna has an assistant who holds an...

Michael Kenna has an assistant who holds an umbrella over him and the camera. I just bought an umbrella with a universe clamp that I clamp on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By giganova
Awesome replies and much to this about! How...

Awesome replies and much to this about!

How loud is the shutter on any of these cameras? I remember that I had an FM2 for a few weeks and found -- compared to Leica M or even R -- that the shutter...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By giganova
Motivation is the key too all success!

Motivation is the key too all success!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By giganova
Nikon F3 vs Canon F1 vs Minolta X1/XK

I'm searching for an SLR that I can keep with me in my bag on a daily basis and I wouldn't have to worry too much if something happens (unlike my Leicas that I sometimes baby too much).

Love the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By giganova
The OP has $3k for body+lens. I don't see how an...

The OP has $3k for body+lens. I don't see how an M-A and lens would come in at this budget. :confused:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,747
Posted By giganova
I respectfully disagree: you can get amazing...

I respectfully disagree: you can get amazing deals on M bodies where the leatherette is flaking off. That can easily be fixed by getting a new leatherette for $20, but many people shy away from these...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By giganova
For film photography it doesn't make a...

For film photography it doesn't make a difference. If I had a super high-pixel count digital body, then I might think about it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By giganova
I never understood why anyone would buy at...

I never understood why anyone would buy at Freestyle when B&H is so much cheaper.

Example: at B&H, 20 rolls of FP-4/120 cost $99.- shipped to my home the next day, and they cost $127.- with 3-day...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By giganova
So you develop at room temperature and adjust the...

So you develop at room temperature and adjust the development time? My house and the tap water are at 80F in the summer, which I find is too high to develop film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By giganova
Well, this thread is about FP-4, IMHO the best...

Well, this thread is about FP-4, IMHO the best film out there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By giganova
Temperature Control of Developer?

I am interested in what method you use to control the temperature of your film development chemicals.

The chemicals are usually at room temperature, so do you change the temperature of the chemicals...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By giganova
The only film I use if FP-4 ... for 35 years now!...

The only film I use if FP-4 ... for 35 years now! ... developed in DD-X. Love it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By giganova
Google is even worse: when I browse the web, my...

Google is even worse: when I browse the web, my pages are full of camera advertisements, and the browser window of my wife is full of shoes! :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By giganova
They are smarter than you think and know what you...

They are smarter than you think and know what you like! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By giganova
I have a few locations I regularly go back, but...

I have a few locations I regularly go back, but not to revisit and rediscover the contents of the subject, but to wait for better light, weather, or a different season. I am mostly talking about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By giganova
This would be my recommendation, too!

This would be my recommendation, too!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By giganova
Why don't you buy Ilford FP-4? Its $2/roll...

Why don't you buy Ilford FP-4? Its $2/roll cheaper!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By giganova
A roller uses less chemicals, but does it change...

A roller uses less chemicals, but does it change the developing time as well or is it the same as with inversion?

Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,735
Posted By giganova
I started growing a beard on my 50th birthday a...

I started growing a beard on my 50th birthday a few months ago. The salt & pepper beard looks very age-appropriate (no more pretending that I am young!) and most people seem to like it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By giganova
Manual Processing Roller?

Do you use a manual processing roller to develop your b&w film? Using less chemicals is always a good thing.

I am aware of the "Stark Universal Manual Processing Roller" and the Jobo 1509, both...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,180
Posted By giganova
I love the simplicity of the design, the fast...

I love the simplicity of the design, the fast fixed lens, and on-board storage. This is one of a few digital cameras I consider getting, but I read somewhere that the price point is somewhere at...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By giganova
Yes, I always take two M4, one with a 50/2 Rigid...

Yes, I always take two M4, one with a 50/2 Rigid and one with a 21/3.4 Super Angulon. The straps have different lengths so the bodies can never hit each other. I switched to two bodies after I missed...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-13-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,007
Posted By giganova
You must wash your hands before you touch an...

You must wash your hands before you touch an M10.
You must whisper "Unglaublich schön!" when you touch an M10.
When putting down an M10, it must face Wetzlar.
An M10 must be displayed on a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,911
Posted By giganova
Went to the Leica store last week and bought a...

Went to the Leica store last week and bought a Leica leather strap. Wow is that a great strap, softest leather I have ever touched!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-27-2018
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,083
Posted By giganova
Michael Kenna "Hokkaido". I wanted this book for...

Michael Kenna "Hokkaido". I wanted this book for years, went to the National Gallery regularly and carefully flipped through the pages with white cotton gloves. The book has bamboo wood covers and a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-13-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 6,701
Posted By giganova
I bet Leica would make you any camera you want...

I bet Leica would make you any camera you want ... if you offer them enough money.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2018
Replies: 13
Poll: 20mm finder
Views: 639
Posted By giganova
I have the Cosina Voigländer in metal and its...

I have the Cosina Voigländer in metal and its great.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,565
Posted By giganova
I'm glad I got rid of mine. There was nothing...

I'm glad I got rid of mine. There was nothing special about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By giganova
Meter the background for 1/60 sec, e.g., f/8....

Meter the background for 1/60 sec, e.g., f/8. Then turn the flash's thyristor settings to f/8 auto exposure, but set your aperture at f/11. That underexposes both the background and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By giganova
M6 won't go up noticeable over the next few...

M6 won't go up noticeable over the next few years, so this would not be a good investment.

But if you have money and time, you can make more money. I have a friend who bought empty lots in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By giganova
I did this two years ago. Not much change since...

I did this two years ago. Not much change since then:

http://giganova.com/Misc/Leica_Prices
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2018
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,769,715
Posted By giganova
The skin is the Griptac skin from Cameraleather...

The skin is the Griptac skin from Cameraleather (http://www.cameraleather.com/colors/) ($24), and the strap is the Leica Cement strap...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2018
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,769,715
Posted By giganova
Agreed! To me, the M-A is the "purest" camera...

Agreed! To me, the M-A is the "purest" camera ever built, a true master piece. I actually just returned from the Leica store where I held an M-A + 50/1.4 in my hands. One day I'll go and get me one,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2018
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,769,715
Posted By giganova
My favorite color...

My favorite color combination:

http://giganova.com/Misc/M4_gray.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-20-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
Hi Erik -- I have been to Argentina 8x now....

Hi Erik --

I have been to Argentina 8x now. Buenos Aires, where I usually go, is an amazing city, so full of life! Last time I only took my M4 with 50/2 rigid and loved this minimalistic setup. No...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8242/8507845638_cf8e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8242/8507845638_cf8ee7abc6_c.jpg

Erik -- this reminds me so of this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
My 50/2 Rigid seems to be a bit on the softer...

My 50/2 Rigid seems to be a bit on the softer side but I like how it renders.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0054_2-1....

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0054_2-1.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0065_2-1.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0062_2-1.jpg

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 11,906
Posted By giganova
From my recent trip to...

From my recent trip to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By giganova
This is actually not new, articles like the one...

This is actually not new, articles like the one above have been circulating for months now.

There is much hype about Mother Jones, I find her photos not nearly as compelling as the ones Vivian Maier...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,427
Posted By giganova
Great idea! :D

Great idea! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,206
Posted By giganova
The Hewes steel reels that are compatible for the...

The Hewes steel reels that are compatible for the Jobo system look great ... but $50 for one reel? :eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,206
Posted By giganova
Best Reels for Developing 120 Film?

Hi all --

I have been using JOBO developing tanks for years for my 35mm negatives and always loved the system. But now that I am using more and more 120 medium format, I find the Jobo reels very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,762
Posted By giganova
The M7 starter kit (with 50/2 lens) is listed as...

The M7 starter kit (with 50/2 lens) is listed as backordered t B&H, so there are obviously more.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,569
Posted By giganova
Since Setadel is a forum sponsor, I won't say...

Since Setadel is a forum sponsor, I won't say what's on my mind ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,333
Posted By giganova
Here is my estimate for b&w film photography...

Here is my estimate for b&w film photography (which definitely does not cost $30/roll).

Imagine instead of buying a $7,000 digital M (body), you get an M2/3/4 and a CLA for $1,000. That leaves you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,762
Posted By giganova
I won't miss the M7 because I was never tempted...

I won't miss the M7 because I was never tempted to buy one. But the fact that another film camera is gone is a loss for all who shoot film because it clearly shows that film photography is on its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,925
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0010_2-1....

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0010_2-1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,925
Posted By giganova
http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0011_2-1....

http://giganova.com/BW_Photos/2018-01-06-0011_2-1.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By giganova
For a field journal, I'd keep it simple: 1) Date...

For a field journal, I'd keep it simple:

1) Date / Time
2) Location
3) Lens
4) Exposure f/stop
5) Comments
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,183
Posted By giganova
I have two Minox 35 ML and an Olympus mju II that...

I have two Minox 35 ML and an Olympus mju II that I thought I would always have me ... but in reality, when I want to take pictures, I take my Leica M4 or Mamiya RZ67 with me. I'm not a spontaneous...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-20-2018
Replies: 488
Views: 145,614
Posted By giganova
Because every other camera and flash maker...

Because every other camera and flash maker adopted the PC standard? :D
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-20-2018
Replies: 488
Views: 145,614
Posted By giganova
Just for my education, in what regards is the M2...

Just for my education, in what regards is the M2 better than the M4? I couldn't get over the silly film spools, otherwise I might have bought two M2s instead of two M4s.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-20-2018
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,083
Posted By giganova
I am sorry, but these look like snapshots to me...

I am sorry, but these look like snapshots to me and I can't see "Hokkaido" in them.

http://giganova.com/Misc/Kenna_snapshots
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