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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,009
Posted By bigeye
I suggest lensrentals, the methadone treatment...

I suggest lensrentals, the methadone treatment for GAS.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2018
Replies: 675
Views: 84,634
Posted By bigeye
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/38626709435_4d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/38626709435_4de242ab01_k.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,009
Posted By bigeye
I tried the new CL for a morning and liked it...

I tried the new CL for a morning and liked it very much. It's a tidy design that "just works."

You'll need another $1800 for the 23mm, which is the lens I'd pair with it.

The 11-23mm TL floats...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,988
Posted By bigeye
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/24641739087_cf...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/24641739087_cfa4737684_z.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-08-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,282
Posted By bigeye
Fedya, our folks were poles from...

Fedya, our folks were poles from Nahachiu/Nahachiv by the border near Lviv and the other side were poles from Kalynivshchyna, near Chortkiv. A couple of photos are left. Those that didn't leave...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 4,131
Posted By bigeye
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/16318974375_6b...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/16318974375_6b3ac013de_c.jpg

DominikDUK

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,619
Posted By bigeye
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have...

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,963
Posted By bigeye
Filson makes high quality but somewhat crude,...

Filson makes high quality but somewhat crude, work/hunting clothes. (I imagine that they are too coarse for many.) Billingham bags are finer, fashioned after English shell/game bags, Filson are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,291
Posted By bigeye
A lifelong Nikon user, I'm headed the other way. ...

A lifelong Nikon user, I'm headed the other way. I don't think there is much difference between them as a system*, but I'm coming up on the time to choose and Canon seems to have a more coherent...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,963
Posted By bigeye
You can tell a real Filson by heft alone. .

You can tell a real Filson by heft alone.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2015
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
Ducati Diana... I remember you young and fair. .

Ducati Diana... I remember you young and fair.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
No, this is trivia piece. It's a one-off, custom...

No, this is trivia piece. It's a one-off, custom job, based on a plane that was originally designed for this engine, but never used it in production.

It's a transition period design that quietly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Dominik: This is one of the best in this thread....

Dominik: This is one of the best in this thread. Fantastic!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bigeye
Looks like he was a paratrooper (uniform) headed...

Looks like he was a paratrooper (uniform) headed home. The US base looks like a demobilization camp.
Forum: Travel 01-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,530
Posted By bigeye
roasting some gesha now...

roasting some gesha now...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dQB6CW3-CuA/RY5...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dQB6CW3-CuA/RY54xGVFDzI/AAAAAAAAAKg/X4ZU4KxPIJg/w640-h480-no/Luscombe%2B8a%2Bwith%2BKen%2BRoyce.jpg

One of my favorites.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Good eye! I've seen a few C3, but from that...

Good eye! I've seen a few C3, but from that angle, there is very little to distinguish them.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
It's one of those planes that climbs, cruises and...

It's one of those planes that climbs, cruises and dives at the same (very slow) speed.

Bud Davission has a great pirep: http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepStorch.html (another site that you can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Dan: That's a bit more than a Stearman. That...

Dan: That's a bit more than a Stearman. That looks to be a "straight wing" Waco. One of the most desirable biplanes. Wonderful.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XwVwCovnPlc/VKy...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XwVwCovnPlc/VKyivN5yNMI/AAAAAAAANFs/SxBnCDyQUW8/w1023-h645-no/boneyard4%2B-%2BCopy.jpg

Stoof Graveyard

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2015
Replies: 520
Views: 93,643
Posted By bigeye
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ecr1tYqHnGU/VKy...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ecr1tYqHnGU/VKyi2rmSSQI/AAAAAAAANFg/-FeErFYqMEg/w663-h668-no/NO0314014.jpg

SWC, Tri-X/XTOL
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,351
Posted By bigeye
Bill, I ran a poll in Dec '11 about this, asking...

Bill, I ran a poll in Dec '11 about this, asking amateurs only how many *framed prints* they made in the prior year: http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113890

It had a decent...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-05-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,879
Posted By bigeye
Red face How much work in post to get what you want?

I'm no expert, but I've gotten far enough to find that there is too much 'stuff happening' between the sensor and image file to make useful generalizations about any particular component. Each...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,811
Posted By bigeye
Agree about more fixed additions, but they have a...

Agree about more fixed additions, but they have a nice full zoom range. (It took Fuji and Sony a couple years to do that and choosing one is like "Tuco Buys a Revolver" ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-02-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 9,360
Posted By bigeye
The more you suffer, the more it shows you really...

The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right?
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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-02-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,811
Posted By bigeye
Hmmmm. If this is a forum of the faithful, Leica...

Hmmmm. If this is a forum of the faithful, Leica needs to get their message out better this year. It looks like the "T" covers every request on this page:


Has the future of camera operating...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By bigeye
That's great. My New Year's resolutions rarely...

That's great. My New Year's resolutions rarely work out.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2015
Replies: 385
Views: 64,964
Posted By bigeye
I haven't bought enough of the other crap systems...

I haven't bought enough of the other crap systems that I can sell off to finally get what I want.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2015
Replies: 194
Views: 24,746
Posted By bigeye
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GOYJm19uBzc/VKX...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GOYJm19uBzc/VKXztdQAtEI/AAAAAAAAM9E/jzlEqZS41Sk/w1303-h865-no/DSC_4857%2B%282%29.jpg

he's larnin'
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,811
Posted By bigeye
Keep developing the "T". It's just about all the...

Keep developing the "T". It's just about all the camera I need, but I'd like to see a good built-in VF. It's the digital Barnack concept (small, quality travel/family camera) that I like.

-Charlie
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,342
Posted By bigeye
A healthy detachment is recommended. You just...

A healthy detachment is recommended. You just don't know the frame of reference of the others, particularly new folks.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f8/Internet_dog.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,010
Posted By bigeye
"Wow!" On many counts. To OP: Here's the...

"Wow!" On many counts.

To OP: Here's the 'original' datasheet that includes 1:3, which comes in handy: http://wwwes.kodak.com/ES/plugins/acrobat/es/professional/productos/Xtol-ing.pdf
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,868
Posted By bigeye
The original, forbidden, same as "German",...

The original, forbidden, same as "German", 1:3-included, J-109 datasheet can be very helpful.

http://wwwes.kodak.com/ES/plugins/acrobat/es/professional/productos/Xtol-ing.pdf

While I look at other...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,873
Posted By bigeye
Jamais! I would have a IIIc or IIIf to a Bessa L.

Jamais! I would have a IIIc or IIIf to a Bessa L.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-26-2014
Replies: 744
Views: 177,032
Posted By bigeye
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iZ_1SeghGy8/VJ1...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iZ_1SeghGy8/VJ1ts9Oj6dI/AAAAAAAAM7g/IEUjuaDDljw/w1597-h503-no/Fall.jpg
iPhone 6
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2014
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
These bikes make my heart skip.

These bikes make my heart skip.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-18-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 13,868
Posted By bigeye
I'm traveling to Vilnius next week. Should I...

I'm traveling to Vilnius next week. Should I bring the escalade or pickup truck?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2014
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
Don't waste any time on this site: ...

Don't waste any time on this site: http://vft.org/vftforsale2.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2014
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
You can't drop a beautiful Gold Star on us and...

You can't drop a beautiful Gold Star on us and walk away... That looks fun.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2014
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
Yes, that's the brake that was on the '70. Mine...

Yes, that's the brake that was on the '70. Mine had Dunlop K70 tires and they were pretty good when fresh. Didn't feel so dicey on sand or exploring 2 tracks. Always wanted to turn it into a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2014
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,068
Posted By bigeye
Sug: I had a '70 T120R, not much different. ...

Sug: I had a '70 T120R, not much different. Know every bolt. Nice job! Looks like you have all the bits. Modern ignition/charging? Don't see the Z. diode.

Among the best bikes ever.
Forum: Travel 12-01-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,579
Posted By bigeye
Ah yes, same as it was in July.

Ah yes, same as it was in July.
Forum: Travel 11-30-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,579
Posted By bigeye
This year I brought the original travel compact,...

This year I brought the original travel compact, a IIIf with the CV15 and 5cm f3.5 and desired nothing else. Your x100 would be my primary camera from your kit.

Clean slate (your subjects may...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By bigeye
The best blog on this forum.

The best blog on this forum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,719
Posted By bigeye
Distortion differs by lens. Numbers can quantify...

Distortion differs by lens. Numbers can quantify the difference, but to the eye it matters little for most photography.

The Summicron 50mm as an example (see MTF chart midway down the page):...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2014
Replies: 3,013
Views: 732,141
Posted By bigeye
Bourbon St...

Bourbon St Buttcha.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/13182030284_94d5e59d87_b.jpg

SWC crop
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,853
Posted By bigeye
Bought the filson field bag in '89-'90 for goose...

Bought the filson field bag in '89-'90 for goose hunting (it's a shell bag). It will last my lifetime in hard use and that makes it pretty inexpensive.

It's always gone hunting (just fall and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By bigeye
The 105/2.5 & 28mm on the FE is a great bagless...

The 105/2.5 & 28mm on the FE is a great bagless combination.
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-24-2014
Replies: 1,172
Views: 236,923
Posted By bigeye
Good examples of color from the GR. The WB on...

Good examples of color from the GR. The WB on the 2nd Tasha and exposure on 3rd for me would get a little post correction. I mess with nearly every shot some, but color shots from the GR seem to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-23-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,021
Posted By bigeye
Mackerel Cam

My kids have the i6 and it is surprisingly good, but they're as comfortable to use as a mackerel. They're ok as crash cameras, but I need a decent grip and a shutter button, etc.

OT, Apple should...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,021
Posted By bigeye
I lost my S100 somewhere (it's small!), which...

I lost my S100 somewhere (it's small!), which created some great photos (of only "adequate" IQ). The S are very handy. The i6 camera may almost be as good now.

Rented a GR from lensrentals ($26)...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-04-2014
Replies: 1,172
Views: 236,923
Posted By bigeye
Tried a GR this weekend and was amazed at the B&W...

Tried a GR this weekend and was amazed at the B&W (mid) tonality and sharpness. It really draws you to shoot in B&W (PP raw).

I don't like P&S operation, but the images are from a fixed 28mm on a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 32,980
Posted By bigeye
Venison...

Venison Beach
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vQslb6IgZrU/UiSdumlxQjI/AAAAAAAAJ68/Hj3M9Nww8HQ/w1598-h715-no/VenisonBeach1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2014
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,988
Posted By bigeye
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YFjaRhRCwsg/UyU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YFjaRhRCwsg/UyUaJJG2TcI/AAAAAAAALWY/7FJgncPPduE/w916-h865-no/NO0314003.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,307
Posted By bigeye
Sounds like you have it covered. 50-80-150 is a...

Sounds like you have it covered. 50-80-150 is a pretty common set of lenses. Are they chrome C or CF? All the glass is great and I like both old and new. Check prices on keh.com for goodness,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,307
Posted By bigeye
You might try some E6 films to fully appreciate...

You might try some E6 films to fully appreciate the optics you have. Opening a box from a processor is an event when you get positives back.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,071
Posted By bigeye
Fernando: I've been away from the forum for...

Fernando:

I've been away from the forum for awhile and missed your excellent posts. Thanks for the work. I've used the V700 for 6 or 7 years and while I consider it just adequate for 35mm, it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2014
Replies: 422
Views: 60,022
Posted By bigeye
All are children for a...

All are children for a moment.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZnO1YDnajsc/UiSdr3KMRGI/AAAAAAAAJ6g/f6EXaWpssh0/w987-h553-no/Swan2013a.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2014
Replies: 395
Views: 55,058
Posted By bigeye
The rest are similar. Rome was quite different -...

The rest are similar. Rome was quite different - none of his images have any tourists in them. The ruins and sites were not 'archaeological' or scientific; they simply blend into the daily scene, as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 395
Views: 55,058
Posted By bigeye
Top photo is 1953.

Top photo is 1953.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 395
Views: 55,058
Posted By bigeye
Temple of Saturn / Foro Romano

I found a chance to take my IIIf/3.5 to Rome in July, following my Dad's visit in 1953, with his IIIf/3.5.

His timing (light) and Kodachrome (viz E100G) look far better! I love the 'atmosphere'...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
I don't see any difference.

I don't see any difference.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
Posted By bigeye
Distinctively, quietly, the absurdity of life in...

Distinctively, quietly, the absurdity of life in Russia. I like them a lot.

- Charlie
Forum: Travel 05-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By bigeye
Kozhe: Charleston is dying; it was good until a...

Kozhe: Charleston is dying; it was good until a few years ago (it's well off of the Interstate highway and never developed all that much, until Boeing and Google found it and began a boom of modern...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-26-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,288
Posted By bigeye
Well said. I was walking through a truly...

Well said. I was walking through a truly horrible pedestrian tunnel in Crystal City, Virginia a few weeks ago and was surprisingly overwhelmed by dozens of staggeringly good images that hang along...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-26-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,288
Posted By bigeye
Roger: You are comparing the original Rolls...

Roger:

You are comparing the original Rolls Royce to the Model T. Early photographers were largely attempting to create great works of art, essentially "paintings".

The crass American...
Forum: Travel 05-25-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By bigeye
The advice above is very good. I've travelled a...

The advice above is very good.

I've travelled a bit and my european friends often ask where they should go in the US. Often, they consider driving across (don't!) and include Las Vegas and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,306
Posted By bigeye
There are probably a least a dozen licenses in...

There are probably a least a dozen licenses in their code; probably only certain elements are truly open and there are likely restrictions, as done with (open license Linux-based) Android, a path...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-18-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,940
Posted By bigeye
I don't have anyone within my immediate genetic...

I don't have anyone within my immediate genetic associate or conjoined societal biomass with whom to discuss photography. My socio-legal union cohabitant, though tolerant, does not fully engage in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By bigeye
I wouldn't be without the 43mm if I had a Mamiya...

I wouldn't be without the 43mm if I had a Mamiya 7 and the Leica 21mms are so great that your choices are simple!

The technical differences between the cameras that I see is based mostly on format. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By bigeye
Autofocus is highly overrated. Anyone can learn...

Autofocus is highly overrated. Anyone can learn to snap to a 1cm focus depth on a minute moving target.
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Morgan kept fighting with another tour in B-29s...

Morgan kept fighting with another tour in B-29s in the Pacific, where he led most of the missions (http://www.memphis-belle.com/dotty_story.htm) my Dad flew.

- Charlie
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
The little blue plane in the ceiling is a...

The little blue plane in the ceiling is a Taylorcraft. Taylor was the designer of the original Cub.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Very nice photos of very rare civil aircraft......

Very nice photos of very rare civil aircraft... Buckers, Fleet, Miles, Beech 18 (not so rare, but one of the greats), and a fabulous Dragon Rapide...

-Charlie
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Nous n'avons reçu aucune réponse. .

Nous n'avons reçu aucune réponse.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Too far. I have one in the hangar next to mine. ...

Too far. I have one in the hangar next to mine. :cool: I've flown to Oshkosh once and S&F several times. A true must see - I do prefer the antiques to warbirds, though. Blakesburg is the place...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
This one should be challenging; same era (1953). ...

This one should be challenging; same era (1953). Dhahran Airfield (IIIf/elmar/K25).

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uiVAV1i_Fis/S5v9R3E4UgI/AAAAAAAAENQ/h2yILPel0AY/w1203-h813-no/img085.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Avro York Ex RAF TS793, G-AGNP, ZS-BRA, OD-ABT,...

Avro York Ex RAF TS793, G-AGNP, ZS-BRA, OD-ABT, back to G-AGNP, OD-ACZ. Google has the history of the world, in little bits.

As BOAC "Manchester", Heathrow G-AGNP...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Something else quite interesting......

Something else quite interesting...
(IIIf/elmar/K25: Dhahran-Rome or Paris run ~1953)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cdpJ2FB9s28/S55LgM28g1I/AAAAAAAAGWk/lLi1OZOrAJ0/w1209-h813-no/img129.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Pulling up in a Curtiss Falcon 0-1B at a local...

Pulling up in a Curtiss Falcon 0-1B at a local dirt strip, out "on maneuvers."
99th Observation Squadron, 9th Bombardment Group (based @ Mitchel Field, now Nassau Coliseum/Hofstra Univ.).
Baby...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Yes! Only ~60 made. - Charlie

Yes! Only ~60 made. - Charlie
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Can you name this one? Quite rare. (taken...

Can you name this one? Quite rare. (taken 1935)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ExyhwkkKteQ/TQzRS3Oss8I/AAAAAAAAGgY/GwRC_Okr2Bg/w1326-h813-no/DouglasDolphin.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Love the PBY. This is this lighter -5 (no...

Love the PBY. This is this lighter -5 (no 'Grumman' landing gear).
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,461
Posted By bigeye
mostly with a leatherman: peeling...

mostly with a leatherman:

peeling apples
spreading jam
tighten eyeglass screws
cutting rope & line
opening shackles
opening plane's access panels
rigging leaders & lures
removing hooks from smaller...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Imagine as a kid this pulling up at your little...

Imagine as a kid this pulling up at your little local airport, 1935.

Keystone B-6A Bomber, 1st BS 9th BG - Mitchel...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
Curtiss Thrush at our local airport, probably...

Curtiss Thrush at our local airport, probably 1935 or 1936. By my dad with a 127 Baby...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By bigeye
They make great stuff. I've added the shoulder...

They make great stuff. I've added the shoulder strap thingy to my UD60 and can now take most of the 500 kit + the SWC + my laptop on the motorcycle. I didn't think it would serve any useful...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,712
Posted By bigeye
There are many threads on it to search here. One...

There are many threads on it to search here. One of my favorite lenses.

-Charlie
Forum: Travel 05-05-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,289
Posted By bigeye
Since Alexander, Melkites have been the "King's...

Since Alexander, Melkites have been the "King's men."

- Charlie
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 327,695
Posted By bigeye
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_bgnUlYpFK0/S5v...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_bgnUlYpFK0/S5v9SGXdkdI/AAAAAAAAENU/EHk53vUy41M/w1203-h813/img086.jpg
Forum: Travel 05-05-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,289
Posted By bigeye
My father's shots of Beirut in 6/53 (IIIf/50...

My father's shots of Beirut in 6/53 (IIIf/50 elmar, K64, bad scan) give me similar sentiments....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 9,950
Posted By bigeye
All of the above, but it's more than IQ....

All of the above, but it's more than IQ.

High-end crop bodies leave off where very good build, unquestionable speed, full system support and decent operation start for FF. You need a FF to get a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 12,713
Posted By bigeye
Aye, Bayonet 60 (B60) accessories are simpler to...

Aye, Bayonet 60 (B60) accessories are simpler to deal with. As I have a 500 kit with most lenses being B60, it's a nice 'system' feature. Along with /M, for the polaroid back, the CF SWC/M was my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2013
Replies: 422
Views: 60,022
Posted By bigeye
A good friend served on the New York (BB 34),...

A good friend served on the New York (BB 34), Texas' only sister ship. He was a young well-educated ensign and was made ship's historian (by a captain who probably didn't know what to do with him). ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Thanks. Encouraging so far. - Charlie

Thanks. Encouraging so far.

- Charlie
Forum: Travel 04-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By bigeye
I looked over some old shots. Shooting wildlife,...

I looked over some old shots. Shooting wildlife, Steve is spot on with the low light, WA and monopod suggestions. You're up before dawn and out at sunset and some "wide" is useful in your group -...
Forum: Travel 04-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By bigeye
Africa is DSLR country, to me. I've brought...

Africa is DSLR country, to me.

I've brought 28/50/80-200 (on full frame) and the zoom was on the camera most of the time. Towns and villages, the 50 was on. I would wish for a bit more reach...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,807
Posted By bigeye
The Kodak "Carousel" pitch was one of the best of...

The Kodak "Carousel" pitch was one of the best of the show.

.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,473
Posted By bigeye
Raid: I would keep it simple; leave the 50 on...

Raid:

I would keep it simple; leave the 50 on the M9 - I rarely need anything else, anyway. You're very experienced at travel - you know all of this!

After concentrating on the SWC all day, 50...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,473
Posted By bigeye
Raid: SWC + M9 w/50mm would be perfect, for...

Raid:

SWC + M9 w/50mm would be perfect, for me. I can't think of a better travel combo.

A 21 or 24 added to the M9/50 would be my 2nd choice, if weight was all important.
(The SWC for its...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Digital full frame body or Plustek and keep the...

Digital full frame body or Plustek and keep the HB kit? Hmmmm.

-Charlie
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 7,555
Posted By bigeye
Camera companies competed against each other with...

Camera companies competed against each other with tiny differences in packaging and pricing for most of their history, all using the same 'sensor' - film. (Anyone remember the full page 47th St...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,009
Posted By bigeye
As always, inconspicuousness and easy carry. Do...

As always, inconspicuousness and easy carry.

Do need to consider changing the forum name to 'phasedetectforum.com', though.

.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By bigeye
I've bought 2 bodies and 7 lenses from KEH over 3...

I've bought 2 bodies and 7 lenses from KEH over 3 years; mostly BGN with a couple of EX. They consistently undersell their product.

Glass and function have always been perfect with all. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,212
Posted By bigeye
I see this as a public confession that I believe...

I see this as a public confession that I believe employs a writing device to an effect that I do not feel comfortable with and one that I have never used. Rarely have I seen the use of more "I"s in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By bigeye
Fuji XF1?...

Fuji XF1? (http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/11/13/fuji-finepix-xf1/)

I can recommend the S100, too. But the LX-7 is very inexpensive right now.

-Charlie
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
FWIW: My completely unscientific comparison....

FWIW: My completely unscientific comparison. 100% crops, shot at 'best' apertures (results were similar at all apertures, though. All from RAW with with LR4 "70" on sharpening, cropped and resized...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
Raymond: search eBay for "fotodiox hasselblad...

Raymond: search eBay for "fotodiox hasselblad Nikon adapter". They run about $40 and are built adequately. Your 80/2.8 should work nicely with on your d90, but you have no info from the lens, so...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-16-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigeye
I rented a BX for a month in the early 90's and...

I rented a BX for a month in the early 90's and what you say is true. Not spectacular. Like the old Saabs, though, there is/was a unique design philosophy, for better or worse, that is strangely...
Forum: Travel 03-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By bigeye
Shuo: DC will have some longer shots that most...

Shuo: DC will have some longer shots that most cities - monuments/landscapes down on the Mall. It's quite open. Baltimore is regular "city distances".

I lived in DC for 18 years and are only a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-16-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigeye
Christopher: Nice photo; you present all the...

Christopher: Nice photo; you present all the stylish lines well. -Charlie

(The underhood shot.... oh,dear.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
Ray: D90 is a good camera. If you are...

Ray:

D90 is a good camera. If you are considering just using your manual lenses on a digital body, you can chip them to get EXIF data, manual and aperture priority AE on your D90. The D90...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By bigeye
Get thee to Madrid. Painting: to understand...

Get thee to Madrid.

Painting: to understand composition and lighting

.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2013
Replies: 744
Views: 177,032
Posted By bigeye
Enormous amounts of debris have been washing up...

Enormous amounts of debris have been washing up in the past couple of winter storms this past month. Beaches are completely littered with it. Much of it may be from NJ.

Charlie
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,374
Posted By bigeye
Digisix - small, accurate. Charlie

Digisix - small, accurate.

Charlie
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By bigeye
FWIW:...

FWIW: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/not-surprisingly-d600-dust-issue-gets-better-over-time
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By bigeye
My only pictures of Fidel are with my...

My only pictures of Fidel are with my wife.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jJ7Ht5BPrHs/UUJbfqxUjKI/AAAAAAAAJFk/9-zuzfnjb0s/s414/photo.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,339
Posted By bigeye
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BJrNmNxdVgg/TfK...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BJrNmNxdVgg/TfKH3KWB-5I/AAAAAAAAHI4/53laeXaOGGk/s813/Jib-sm+copy.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 03-14-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 7,851
Posted By bigeye
All listed, except 8x10. 35mm is losing to my...

All listed, except 8x10.

35mm is losing to my DSLR, though. To me, SLRs are about being small and fast and never have been about ultimate image quality. Makes sense for digital to take that over. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By bigeye
I use the medium field bag for my LTM kit, with...

I use the medium field bag for my LTM kit, with some kind of Billingham partitions from B&H inside. It's like your Ariel. That bag is over 20 years old and just getting seasoned. The brief would...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-13-2013
Replies: 17
X3
Views: 962
Posted By bigeye
I'm impressed by their thinking outside the box. ...

I'm impressed by their thinking outside the box. The components finally exist to build a camera in just about any form, yet every compact looks like the same slab of black plastic or faux Leica. ...
Forum: Travel 03-12-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By bigeye
Great shots and a thought provoking theme. But,...

Great shots and a thought provoking theme.

But, that 'life' has about an equal measure of hunger, drugs, beatings, rape, thievery, etc. I can't see the whole catalog, but it would be disingenuous...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,272
Posted By bigeye
They're pretty equal, but with different...

They're pretty equal, but with different emphasis. It's good to grab them to compare at a shop.

Nikon glass is better at ultra/super wide. Canon, particularly the pro zooms (24-70 II & 70-200 II...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
I'm insinuating that the old lenses do not...

I'm insinuating that the old lenses do not perform to the technical levels of the new. A 105/2.5 on an 800 creates the same image the lens always has, but the 800 can touch medium format performance...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
It sounds like DX, and your fast AI and AF-D...

It sounds like DX, and your fast AI and AF-D glass is a perfect match for your 800e.

.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,892
Posted By bigeye
Foma is pretty 'glowy' and not helping contrast. ...

Foma is pretty 'glowy' and not helping contrast. I'd shoot a box of tri-x and develop at box values for reference. How are you scanning the negs?

.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Mine was made of zircon-encrusted obsidian. .

Mine was made of zircon-encrusted obsidian.

.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By bigeye
I'm afraid that the older lenses will not...

I'm afraid that the older lenses will not continue to stand up to the resolution and AF demands of the new bodies. If you're going to buy a new body, you'll likely only use it with the newer...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,153
Posted By bigeye
Astroturfing wasn't necessary. Demand was there....

Astroturfing wasn't necessary. Demand was there. But, it was a new, major direction for the company and it's a very tempting device for marketers.

Is there a bad camera from $400 up?

.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,153
Posted By bigeye
There was a lot of genuine interest in the X100...

There was a lot of genuine interest in the X100 at release, though I wonder how much is stimulated by consumer products companies that are quite savvy with social media marketin? We know that it is...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-02-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,400
Posted By bigeye
Not redundant with the super Linhof? - Charlie

Not redundant with the super Linhof?


- Charlie
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-02-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,322
Posted By bigeye
I see. Not a simple problem to fix, as described...

I see. Not a simple problem to fix, as described in the ChromaSoft developer's articles (http://chromasoft.blogspot.com/2012/05/demosaicing-fuji-x-pro1-and-its-x-trans.html).

Since the Leica X...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By bigeye
Both from RAW? .

Both from RAW?

.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-01-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,322
Posted By bigeye
Leica uses DNG for RAW output, so you have...

Leica uses DNG for RAW output, so you have day-one support: RAW vs DNG (http://photographylife.com/dng-vs-raw). It's the more honest approach.


.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By bigeye
It surely changed the development of both...

It surely changed the development of both destinations. “One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.”


.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By bigeye
I'm not a big flash person, but a Pocket wizard...

I'm not a big flash person, but a Pocket wizard and clones suit the old ones. Works well on the 4x5, too. Ansco Speedex (Isolette) & wireless 285 (trip during 'bulb' of the digital...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By bigeye
Gross' "Tao" is quite good for 'tuning in'. It,...

Gross' "Tao" is quite good for 'tuning in'. It, and Barnbaum's "Art of Photography" (http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2011/01/the-art-of-photography.html) are on my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,675
Posted By bigeye
Some film chemicals can make me nauseous when I'm...

Some film chemicals can make me nauseous when I'm confined in a small darkroom with them. Lightroom has automated that effect, too. I think it was with release 4.3.

It's worth the effort, but it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2013
Replies: 215
Views: 22,063
Posted By bigeye
With the right breeze and a little luck... a...

With the right breeze and a little luck... a Herreshoff FIS 31 from the '20's giving the slip to the entire (modern)...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 6,263
Posted By bigeye
What's the question? It's clearly miles better...

What's the question? It's clearly miles better than the M9, at the same price.

.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-18-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By bigeye
3 or 4 of the cartridges in higher end printers...

3 or 4 of the cartridges in higher end printers are for better B&W (grayscale).

.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Johnny: I'd slide the sharpening down a bit. ...

Johnny: I'd slide the sharpening down a bit.

We're looking at crops that would print (@300dpi) to anywhere from 2 feet (@2900ppi) to over a meter @ 5300ppi square.

- Charlie
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Yes, it's similar to the variation I get with...

Yes, it's similar to the variation I get with mature products, like Nikon lenses, of which I have had to send 1 or 2 back until I get a good one.

.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,290
Posted By bigeye
It's still with us. It has disappeared 20 miles...

It's still with us. It has disappeared 20 miles to the west. This morning's fog:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lgNyG4w6k1I/UR6_y-NWWVI/AAAAAAAAJAM/-7RlsHtWpbo/s576/IMG_0106.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,803
Posted By bigeye
The only platform flaw with the Nikon mount is...

The only platform flaw with the Nikon mount is that it twists the "wrong" way. I've been using Nikon since 1979 and it is just as annoying today as it was then. It's not a material difference, just...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,290
Posted By bigeye
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0_mbIpWlQtQ/URZ...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0_mbIpWlQtQ/URZu_jPQQMI/AAAAAAAAI-M/AdEF0_YiGls/s800/Blizard%25202013%2520sm.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,290
Posted By bigeye
We lost power and had to go out to get a...

We lost power and had to go out to get a generator from a friend at 11pm, the middle of it. He lives down a long, winding dirt road and it took all my little worked over jeep had to get up there,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By bigeye
After my father died, several friends who have...

After my father died, several friends who have immigrated to the US asked if I had taken pictures. "No, why would I?"

The friend from rural Ireland said to mark, for better or worse, another...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-09-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 26,212
Posted By bigeye
I resize my 36mp images (60mb) to fit into 700k...

I resize my 36mp images (60mb) to fit into 700k files, then post them on the web.

Seriously, good topic. Should this have a separate sub-forum?

-Charlie
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Isn't that size (8x10-ish) only 2x what we're...

Isn't that size (8x10-ish) only 2x what we're seeing on the full-sized prints Fabio is posting now?

- Charlie
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2013
Replies: 215
Views: 22,063
Posted By bigeye
Atkin designed very good boats for going...

Atkin designed very good boats for going places.

- Charlie
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,184
Posted By bigeye
MM, I think the quality of your picture-taking is...

MM, I think the quality of your picture-taking is selling the method more than the processing!

B&W film is safe with me, but I would not have expected C-41 to come out this good.

- Charlie
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-08-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,769
Posted By bigeye
Pig wrestling, Roger. Press red button and...

Pig wrestling, Roger. Press red button and eject.

.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
The 135 format (lens and film) is falling apart...

The 135 format (lens and film) is falling apart about the same time scanning artifacts show up. Getting the printer/paper/ink to lay down the image properly will be more trouble than this.

2'x3'...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Blah, blah, blah. Fabio, your scans look great....

Blah, blah, blah.


Fabio, your scans look great.

.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 5,682
Posted By bigeye
I wear a coat and tie to work and a computer bag....

I wear a coat and tie to work and a computer bag. Think Tank completes my urban disguise (http://www.thinktankphoto.com/categories/laptop-bags/urban-disguise.aspx).

Ain't going to carry no murse. ...
Forum: Travel 02-05-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,088
Posted By bigeye
a rose-red city half as old as time

It seems no work of Man's creative hand,
by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned;
But from the rock as if by magic grown,
eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!
Not virgin-white like that old Doric...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By bigeye
I've used LR4 through my laptop not quite a...

I've used LR4 through my laptop not quite a tablet, though.

I think the new Canon 6D works with tablets and one of the WM-x wifi thingies on some of the new Nikons may support wireless remote...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,029
Posted By bigeye
Um, 2009's M9? (The RX1, even pictured very...

Um, 2009's M9?

(The RX1, even pictured very large, is still a fixed lens camera.)

.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Fabio, you might want to take the crop from the...

Fabio, you might want to take the crop from the center of the image which should be the camera's focus point and the best resolution/contrast area of the lens.

That said, this is still good for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
I don't use any scanner-based dust, sharpening or...

I don't use any scanner-based dust, sharpening or noise utilities; try to get as pure a scan as possible, then clean it up in PS or Lightroom. I'm still a Luddite, using film, so you can't expect me...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
Geez, Fabio. The boat images look good! That's...

Geez, Fabio. The boat images look good! That's about all I'd expect from 35mm; those are big crops. Rock shadows hanging on, but I don't know how well Royal 25 held, either (this looks like slide...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
X2. I'd like to see a few more successes,...

X2. I'd like to see a few more successes, though. It does seem to take a while to sort out scanners.

The Ciro-Flex shot above looks good, but I'd like to see a few more 'known-good' shots at...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 8,893
Posted By bigeye
You've broken from the herd of the bottom 2/3s! .

You've broken from the herd of the bottom 2/3s!

.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By bigeye
Perhaps you can mount the DSLR pointed up toward...

Perhaps you can mount the DSLR pointed up toward the enlarger head in a way similar to this: http://babryce.com/slidedigitizer.html

Else, a macro 105 and one of the tube slide/neg duplicators (e.g....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,233
Posted By bigeye
Dave, that's an excellent presentation of the 500...

Dave, that's an excellent presentation of the 500 kit. There are other lines and generations of HB equipment, but it's good to see a narrative that covers the configurations of the base 500...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By bigeye
Google "SOOGZ" You can also get original (very...

Google "SOOGZ"

You can also get original (very old) screw in filters from the Argus C3 (19mm, I believe). I haven't been attracted to the old filters. I don't know how good many were in their day...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By bigeye
Apocalypse Now .

Apocalypse Now

.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
That is a fantastic cut. I don't think there is...

That is a fantastic cut. I don't think there is anyone under 45 slaloming anymore, though. Summer evenings...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
That's a lot better than my V700 can do with...

That's a lot better than my V700 can do with 35mm.

Thanks for the posts.

-Charlie
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By bigeye
The D800/D800e are pretty much the standard for...

The D800/D800e are pretty much the standard for fixed piece landscape work with a DSLR. They're almost specialized for it, chasing low-end medium format.

The D600 (and 6D & 5DIII) is more general...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,334
Posted By bigeye
Tom, The fellow with the hard hat could be an...

Tom,

The fellow with the hard hat could be an oil field worker(?) and the light and house architecture looks like they're from a warm climate in the earlier photos. Perhaps Louisiana, too? Just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-31-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
I still can't tell much about the scanner, but I...

I still can't tell much about the scanner, but I now know that I won't be shooting any FP4 anytime soon.

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Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 8,893
Posted By bigeye
Yes, sorry, framed. This poll is a year...

Yes, sorry, framed.

This poll is a year old...

-Charlie
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,334
Posted By bigeye
The black car is a '46 Ford, with a '55 Ford...

The black car is a '46 Ford, with a '55 Ford across the street. The latter shots look to be late '50s. Marilyn Monroe era. Texas?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 8,893
Posted By bigeye
Even though quite a few folks admitted selling...

Even though quite a few folks admitted selling (commercial) their prints skewing results toward a greater number of mounted prints, the numbers are still revealing.

2/3s of us make 5 or fewer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By bigeye
Very aerodynamic. It'll also hold the Series...

Very aerodynamic. It'll also hold the Series filters in, too?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,610
Posted By bigeye
It would be good to know the film format, too. ...

It would be good to know the film format, too. The above look like 4:3 (645?). It should tell us a lot to see how it handles 35mm film.

-Charlie
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,582
Posted By bigeye
You're a good photographer and you're asking if...

You're a good photographer and you're asking if you should change your tools because you may save some money. Alarm bells are ringing, Willie.

Regardless of the artistic merits that film may have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2013
Replies: 422
Views: 62,968
Posted By bigeye
The later CF and up 40s are 'normal' sized...

The later CF and up 40s are 'normal' sized lenses, but take odd 93mm drop-in filters (early 40s - like the above - take similar filters, but are 104mm!). Later 40s run near to the cost of...
Forum: Photo Software 01-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By bigeye
"Side-loading" not rooting, as above. (Yes, you...

"Side-loading" not rooting, as above. (Yes, you can use the original browser, too - it supports plug-ins.)

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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-21-2013
Replies: 1,086
Views: 227,978
Posted By bigeye
What is interesting about his opinion is he is...

What is interesting about his opinion is he is using the scanner.

Resolution: Exceeds my expectations; in fact superb
Compared to Epson V750: I've rated the Epson highly and have used it for the...
Forum: Photo Software 01-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By bigeye
Flash plug-in only works with browsers that...

Flash plug-in only works with browsers that support plug-ins: Dolphin, Firefox, etc. Chrome (stock browser) doesn't.

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Forum: Sony RX Series 01-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,427
Posted By bigeye
X2 - the guy went hyperbolic and lost me. .

X2 - the guy went hyperbolic and lost me.

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Posted By bigeye
I remember when I first heard Nirvana on the...

I remember when I first heard Nirvana on the radio.

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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2013
Replies: 1,086
Views: 227,978
Posted By bigeye
I doubt the Plustek business model is to spend a...

I doubt the Plustek business model is to spend a couple years developing a product that can't beat a $500 flatbed developed 10 years ago and sell it for $2000.

Scanning is tricky; I'll wait until...
Forum: Photo Software 01-18-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By bigeye
Camera app is by the phone OEM, not Google (jelly...

Camera app is by the phone OEM, not Google (jelly bean). Why Google followed Apple dumping Flash.... You can side-load a copy,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,976
Posted By bigeye
X3. It might be a generational thing - we're all...

X3. It might be a generational thing - we're all about the same age.

I don't think you can't ignore price in this discussion,though. Unfortunately, you have to pay for less. The top-end...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Posted By bigeye
They look great; better for dedicated photo use. ...

They look great; better for dedicated photo use. I need to carry my laptop and business gear, too, though. Decision came out to be between a UD60 or a backpack, but those don't work well with a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Posted By bigeye
I got a TT Urban Disguise at Christmas with the...

I got a TT Urban Disguise at Christmas with the idea of carrying my work, laptop and a decent photo rig on business trips. Business in the front, party in the back.

It looks like a large computer...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 10,806
Posted By bigeye
You can also cut up rubber refrigerator magnets...

You can also cut up rubber refrigerator magnets and put them in a sandwich to create a T-lock. I've never had much trouble with buckling though. Would be more convenient to have the BS holder. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By bigeye
Practice. I've used both the Peterson and Hewes...

Practice. I've used both the Peterson and Hewes reels successfully and unsuccessfully. Only advice is to practice with a blown roll, if you haven't done it in awhile. There is a certain 'feel'...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,026
Posted By bigeye
The new zooms are wonderful, but huge. (I'd...

The new zooms are wonderful, but huge. (I'd like to see the 20/2.8 refreshed, like the 28 & 85 1.8Gs, as a small 'general purpose' superwide. I'd be very happy with a 20/50/85 set on one of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By bigeye
Looks like bad C-41 processing to me. -Charlie

Looks like bad C-41 processing to me.

-Charlie
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,026
Posted By bigeye
Old style wide, fixed Nikon lenses are all kind...

Old style wide, fixed Nikon lenses are all kind of similar. They have a bit of moustache distortion, are reasonably sharp, and have some low-contrast haze (spherical aberration) when opened up. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By bigeye
The other thing about the HB grips is that they...

The other thing about the HB grips is that they use the HB quick release shoe (oddly, with a big screw, instead of lever clamp), so using it with non-HB cameras won't work.

- Charlie
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By bigeye
Looks like it's for screw thread for "C" lenses...

Looks like it's for screw thread for "C" lenses and not the later model bayonet 60s. If that's so, there will be a lot of ticked (advertised) 903/905 buyers...

- Charlie
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By bigeye
...and SLRs, too. .

...and SLRs, too.

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 62,968
Posted By bigeye
Raid: You don't need it all. Just mind (and...

Raid: You don't need it all. Just mind (and trust) the scale.

- Charlie
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