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Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By pvdhaar
That is most definitely not the reason. That...

That is most definitely not the reason. That setting allows shooting without having a lens that is recognized by the camera attached, but it certainly does not block shooting with a lens.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-04-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By pvdhaar
I don't see a reason why the 16-50 wouldn't...

I don't see a reason why the 16-50 wouldn't respond on the NEX3, even though the NEX3 is an older camera than that lens. Maybe one thing you could check is whether you have the most up-to-date...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By pvdhaar
Beautiful design. It did ring a bell though, and...

Beautiful design.

It did ring a bell though, and I looked up images of the Rollei 35-QZ. Very different, but leaves the same impression when it comes to the top deck layout..
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By pvdhaar
Wow, a socket for flashcubes, that sure brings...

Wow, a socket for flashcubes, that sure brings back memories to the 60's! After the 4th shot with a flash, you'd pop the spent cube straight from the camera into an ashtray. Right after the shot,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By pvdhaar
B&W and colour film have different spectral...

B&W and colour film have different spectral response, and their film base is different (slightly purplish/white versus orange); so they'll give different results when printed or scanned as B&W. Even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By pvdhaar
I had the 50/1.8 E. Couldn't tell the image...

I had the 50/1.8 E. Couldn't tell the image difference with the 50/1.8 AF.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By pvdhaar
Start-up time is one of the great mysteries of...

Start-up time is one of the great mysteries of the A7, and seems to depend on a lot of factors.

Some are obvious, like the choice of lens; with a manual focus lens start-up is fastest, power-zooms...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-11-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By pvdhaar
Cropping was par for the course on my 6x6 SLR,...

Cropping was par for the course on my 6x6 SLR, but even nowadays with decent zoom lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths I regularly crop images; it appears that no matter how careful I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By pvdhaar
Whether it's something to worry about, only a...

Whether it's something to worry about, only a second roll can tell. This may just be a fluke..

If it doesn't repeat or get worse than this on just the last few frames that put most strain on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,049
Posted By pvdhaar
The same over here.. No-one seems to care

The same over here.. No-one seems to care
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By pvdhaar
A lot of reviews are flawed because they're...

A lot of reviews are flawed because they're trying to beat each other in being first to showcase a new lens. That means there's no time to really learn how to get the best from a lens, no time to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,984
Posted By pvdhaar
Thanks for explaining; I didn't know that was the...

Thanks for explaining; I didn't know that was the cause of those OOF rings..

For what it's worth, I had both the Nikon 50/1.8 AF-D and G versions at the same time for a while. The latter has more...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,434
Posted By pvdhaar
You're looking at this from a photographer's...

You're looking at this from a photographer's perspective; and this camera is apparently not aimed to you. But who's to say that it doesn't make perfect sense for the target buyer? It may even be a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,904
Posted By pvdhaar
Yes! Let's start a thread on buggy whip sales...

Yes! Let's start a thread on buggy whip sales nowadays compared to a century ago.. Let's also discuss which companies discontinued them and whether their marketing department was honest! :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,192
Posted By pvdhaar
I had a FED-1 where it didn't make any...

I had a FED-1 where it didn't make any difference.. But then again, I never was in a hurry when reloading..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By pvdhaar
Rarely ever do I shoot a frame filling 18% gray...

Rarely ever do I shoot a frame filling 18% gray card in full sun..

For me (NW-Europe), it's rather "F8 and be there"..
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,454
Posted By pvdhaar
I wish I had the courage to do just that..

I wish I had the courage to do just that..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,017
Posted By pvdhaar
If your concern is limited income with no chance...

If your concern is limited income with no chance of improvement, then consider whether you can afford to have the M9 fixed if the electronics or sensor fails somewhere in the future..
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 747
Posted By pvdhaar
Agreed! A 28 is ideal in confined places. Wide...

Agreed!

A 28 is ideal in confined places. Wide enough to take a lot in, but not so wide that you need to constantly worry about collapsing verticals. Still, don't leave home without the 50; it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By pvdhaar
Very nice, I particularly like the canyon shot.

Very nice, I particularly like the canyon shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,577
Posted By pvdhaar
Make no mistake; in the case of the F75, cheap...

Make no mistake; in the case of the F75, cheap merely equals inexpensive; I've found it to be the most enjoyable film-AF Nikon to use, with just the right balance between features and ease of use..
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By pvdhaar
I had one and sold it after a short period of...

I had one and sold it after a short period of incidental use as I could not really get used to the 90mm focal length. Seeing these nice pictures makes me wonder whether I shouldn't held on to it a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By pvdhaar
Done that a couple of times.. And initially it...

Done that a couple of times.. And initially it seems to help against that nagging feeling that I have more gear than talent. But somehow, after a while, stuff starts to accumulate again, and I'm back...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 4,036
Posted By pvdhaar
I've only had a couple of autofocus film P&S over...

I've only had a couple of autofocus film P&S over the years; Leica Minilux, Konica Hexar, Olympus Mju II and Mju I. Only the Mju I has remained and is still used occasionally..
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By pvdhaar
I was similarly lured into buying an A7 because...

I was similarly lured into buying an A7 because of the incredibly low price, and have no regrets.

Even though it's the first version A7, to me it doesn't feel like a first generation product. It's...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By pvdhaar
I had a Bessa-T, but in the end didn't hang on to...

I had a Bessa-T, but in the end didn't hang on to it. The main problem with the Bessa is lies in the shutter speeds below 1/30. In this range, the slow shutter speed escapement literally kicks in,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By pvdhaar
Sure, the Nikon 85mm lenses are the obvious...

Sure, the Nikon 85mm lenses are the obvious candidates, but don't forget the Tamron 90/2.8. Yes, I know, it's a macro lens, but the way it renders makes it an excellent choice for portraiture.. In my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By pvdhaar
Fun article on the Red Peril, Roger. There's...

Fun article on the Red Peril, Roger. There's nothing wrong with a bit of red in an image I guess. But it's a good thing that digital cameras with selective colour selection didn't exist in those...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,723
Posted By pvdhaar
Tunnelvision?

Tunnelvision?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By pvdhaar
I also had one that went in the great camera...

I also had one that went in the great camera purge.. In the end, the external viewfinders proved to be just too cumbersome, and the tendency of the camera to tilt backwards when carrying it on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,592
Posted By pvdhaar
So true.. especially shortly after creating the...

So true.. especially shortly after creating the images.

What factors in my evaluation is the amount of effort I put into a shot. If I had to work hard to make it, or made a very conscious decision...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By pvdhaar
Well, it's not like you choose Polaroid based on...

Well, it's not like you choose Polaroid based on color fidelity.. I just had 2 color packs (I-Type) produced ony a couple of months apart through my OneStep 2, and the color difference between the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By pvdhaar
The files from the D750 are amazing.. they're so...

The files from the D750 are amazing.. they're so malleable it's beyond belief. You can really work on those files without getting artifacts. And set to 14bit lossless, there's so much detail and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-05-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By pvdhaar
Just put a Polaroid Originals I type film in the...

Just put a Polaroid Originals I type film in the new OneStep. First two shots came out fine, but the next one jammed in the camera. Had to remove the pack (and waste another shot) to wriggle stuff...
Forum: Off Topic 06-04-2018
Replies: 143
Views: 7,658
Posted By pvdhaar
With the exception of occasionally filling in a...

With the exception of occasionally filling in a form with a ballpoint pen, it's fountain pens all the way for me. What I like about them is the low pressure required to write; it does wonders for my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By pvdhaar
The F90x does support AFS; it happily auto...

The F90x does support AFS; it happily auto focusses my 24-120 AFS lens..

Only restriction is that it exposes at f22 in A and M mode, so you're basically restricted to P and S mode. Oh, and it...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By pvdhaar
Doubt it, it's the umpteenth initiative.. Just...

Doubt it, it's the umpteenth initiative.. Just google silicon film. Quote: "Product availability is expected following the completion of product testing, field testing and agency certification of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By pvdhaar
For many film compacts, it wouldn't even be...

For many film compacts, it wouldn't even be possible to reintroduce them without sometimes major redesign. Some electronic or mechanical components aren't available anymore, and would require...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By pvdhaar
Depends on whether you're looking for a...

Depends on whether you're looking for a particular type of P&S or not.
With f2.8 and faster you mainly have the more luxurious compacts, like for instance the Leica Minilux, Nikon 28/35Ti, Rollei...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By pvdhaar
I bought a Nikon refurbished 1 V1 with 10mm kit a...

I bought a Nikon refurbished 1 V1 with 10mm kit a couple of months ago. There's a big yellow sticker on the box stating it's "USED", but I can't distinguish it from new in any other way. Comes with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By pvdhaar
I also run into that on my Bronica with 2x...

I also run into that on my Bronica with 2x converter on the 80mm lens. Ordinarily, the waist level finder allows a lot of freedom when looking at the split image on the screen. But with the 2x...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,282
Posted By pvdhaar
That's the one I had in mind. Didn't know about...

That's the one I had in mind. Didn't know about the aspherics. The IF part is obvious though.. Bit of a shame that it results in a close focus distance of 85cm, that's sometimes a bit limiting,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,282
Posted By pvdhaar
What's most to like about some of these older...

What's most to like about some of these older lenses, is that they're built like tanks. No polycarbonate, just plain honest glass n' brass. Optically, there are some decent ones; the Nikon 35-70/2.8...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-12-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,531
Posted By pvdhaar
Spot on, there are so many factors involved. At...

Spot on, there are so many factors involved.

At fast shutter speeds, the time the shutter is traveling compared to it being fully open becomes relatively larger. That goes one way. But, on the other...
Forum: RFF News 07-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By pvdhaar
For those unfamiliar with Al's work, check out...

For those unfamiliar with Al's work, check out the archives section from December 2005 through December 2009 on http://thepriceofsilver.blogspot.com

Aside from some contemporary images, these...
Forum: Lomography 05-12-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By pvdhaar
No, you're absolutely right; that's not the...

No, you're absolutely right; that's not the point, and maybe I should have elaborated on that 35-70 remark..

Having owned Holga's, and with a Lensbaby slapped on an SLR lying around, I do understand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,189
Posted By pvdhaar
Favorite small camera: Oly...

Favorite small camera: Oly Mju-I

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/166/U166I1372059920.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Lomography 05-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By pvdhaar
$599 is (used) 35-70/2.8 territory.. Gets you...

$599 is (used) 35-70/2.8 territory.. Gets you faster apertures, superb image quality and as an extra bonus a macro mode thrown in as well.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,879
Posted By pvdhaar
The Minox goes to 1/125 because of a micro switch...

The Minox goes to 1/125 because of a micro switch in the hot shoe. You just need to remove the front left tip of an accessory to prevent the switch from being pressed. The amount of material to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By pvdhaar
LED lighting is a real problem, especially with...

LED lighting is a real problem, especially with cheaper ones. You can actually see artifacts with the naked eye if you wave your hands fast enough under them. This effect was already there with...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,617
Posted By pvdhaar
See this image of a Minox with aperture set at...

See this image of a Minox with aperture set at f11. You can see the cats eye diaphragm blades: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Minox_35GT.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By pvdhaar
Yes, true. The 1.4D is nicer built than the 1.8D....

Yes, true. The 1.4D is nicer built than the 1.8D. The similarity I refer to is that they both extend when focusing closer and the helicoid absorbs the power exerted by compression instead of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,642
Posted By pvdhaar
If only I were a better photographer, I'd shoot...

If only I were a better photographer, I'd shoot with zooms all the time.

Zooms make it too easy going from one end of the range to the other every other shot. The result is a series of images...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By pvdhaar
Different system, similar situation. The 80mm on...

Different system, similar situation. The 80mm on my 6x6 Bronica has a close focus of 80cm. I considered getting an extension tube to get closer for head/shoulders shots, but soon realized that the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By pvdhaar
So, why change? You'd be better off adding that...

So, why change?

You'd be better off adding that 50/1.4 instead, as that would expand your photographic horizons far more than a minor camera upgrade.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By pvdhaar
And they're built far less tough. Case in point;...

And they're built far less tough.

Case in point; last week, my D750 with 50/1.8 D fell to the floor from less than 2ft. Fortunately, they landed lens down, so the D750 was fine. But, as the lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,199
Posted By pvdhaar
Now, there's this guy, proud of his brand new...

Now, there's this guy, proud of his brand new Porsche, standing in front of the traffic lights waiting for them to turn green, when an old grey guy on a worn out looking and noisily put-putting moped...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,856
Posted By pvdhaar
My main beef is with anything that's sort of 4:3...

My main beef is with anything that's sort of 4:3 like you get with most compacts. It's neither here (square) nor there (DX/FX or wider). With a square and anything FX or wider, you've really made a...
Forum: Lomography 03-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,568
Posted By pvdhaar
Could it be the glass lensed Lomo Instant? ...

Could it be the glass lensed Lomo Instant? https://shop.lomography.com/en/lomo-instant-automat-glass-black-combo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,524
Posted By pvdhaar
Shooting both FX and DX, I don't understand the...

Shooting both FX and DX, I don't understand the many complaints about the lack of dedicated DX primes. I see only two reasons to shoot primes on DX: either you need a small lightweight lens, or you...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By pvdhaar
Hi Roger, interesting piece and I fully...

Hi Roger,

interesting piece and I fully empathize with your annoyance (photographically speaking) with modern conveniences inappropriately inserted into our idyllic images.

But.. you're a hopeless...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By pvdhaar
At the end of the day, an F90/F90x saves you...

At the end of the day, an F90/F90x saves you money over any of the cameras that chew through lithiums.

By themselves, the AA batteries are way cheaper already, but the F90x doesn't mind running on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By pvdhaar
Good read indeed, though considering that I've...

Good read indeed, though considering that I've been shooting with a variety of Nikons for about twenty years now, it's probably no surprise that I enjoyed it.

Given that you also extensively...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-26-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By pvdhaar
The developer gel is contained in a pocket at the...

The developer gel is contained in a pocket at the top of the print. After exposure, it is spread over the image by the rollers. The more even it's spread, the more even the developing process.

Now...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-24-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 3,465
Posted By pvdhaar
If you're like me and use reading glasses, the...

If you're like me and use reading glasses, the finderless cameras are basically no fun to use.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By pvdhaar
Store your cartridges lying flat and not on the...

Store your cartridges lying flat and not on the side.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-24-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,570
Posted By pvdhaar
I wouldn't be surprised at all if Nikon built on...

I wouldn't be surprised at all if Nikon built on their strengths and went full out DSLR instead of mirrorless, but with a twist. I can see them doing to SLRs what Fuji did to rangefinders with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,868
Posted By pvdhaar
I've had an XA2 (basically a 3 setting scale...

I've had an XA2 (basically a 3 setting scale focus only XA), a Mju-I and twice a Mju-II. The first and last of the three models have something of a cult status, the XA2 because it's most...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,364
Posted By pvdhaar
Given how fashionable light leaks are (check out...

Given how fashionable light leaks are (check out lomography.com), that's no surprise..
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By pvdhaar
Late response, but I hope it still may be...

Late response, but I hope it still may be helpful..

The Minilux is one of the few cameras that I've had that doesn't go from battery full to battery empty over the course of just a couple of shots,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-19-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,986
Posted By pvdhaar
Shooting a 6x6 with WLF, and hence composing...

Shooting a 6x6 with WLF, and hence composing using the left-right reversed finder image, I find myself sometimes unpleasantly surprised by the resulting image in print. Some of it will have to do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,940
Posted By pvdhaar
The D750 can measure exposure with lenses that...

The D750 can measure exposure with lenses that contain no CPU with the aperture pick up tab around the lens mount. If you set custom function f5 to use that, the camera will measure exposure based on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,658
Posted By pvdhaar
Of course great photographers can create good...

Of course great photographers can create good images with modest equipment, and for them, yes, the eye is more important than the camera. But that leads to false claims.

It's unjust to simply turn...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-30-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 33,563
Posted By pvdhaar
In this case, I wouldn't change the vertical...

In this case, I wouldn't change the vertical alignment. The Hexar RF is very sensitive to the position of the eye behind the VF, and to whether the camera is level with the subject. The parallax...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-30-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 33,563
Posted By pvdhaar
I don't have my Hexar RF anymore, but I do...

I don't have my Hexar RF anymore, but I do remember that there was a blob of wax on the knurled wheel to keep it from turning. This may also be the case for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 1,866
Posted By pvdhaar
Not only is this very solid advice about how to...

Not only is this very solid advice about how to deal with being behind the curve, it's also a very good recipe for creating your very best images..

Far too much potential and talent is spoiled by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By pvdhaar
Why do you need full manual control if you're...

Why do you need full manual control if you're carrying a Rolleicord or IIf already? Why not carry an additional small P&S (like a Mju/MjuII) for those situations?

If you want to have the same manual...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,342
Posted By pvdhaar
For me, the swiss army knife is a versatile tool,...

For me, the swiss army knife is a versatile tool, and nothing more. It's used to peal oranges, open tin cans and serves as an in promptu screwdriver if no real one is at hand. It sits together with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By pvdhaar
Possibly, yes. Using that info and the density of...

Possibly, yes. Using that info and the density of the film, you have some idea about the absolute light level. That should help the automated printing machines in identifying situations where the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,150
Posted By pvdhaar
I started needing reading glasses shortly after...

I started needing reading glasses shortly after turning 50. Still have no problem focusing through OVFs or EVFs without glasses a couple of years on. But LCD-only cameras have become a decided...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-31-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By pvdhaar
This summer, I took the a6000 with the 16-50PZ...

This summer, I took the a6000 with the 16-50PZ with me on my holydays to Ireland.. no problems with the image quality, especially when stopped down a bit to f8.

Some major issues however popped...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-18-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 4,492
Posted By pvdhaar
So this means you have to take up another hobby,...

So this means you have to take up another hobby, like uhm.. photography?

I'm often tempted to go the same route, but I'd hate to sell my lenses at a great loss, and later come to regret it and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By pvdhaar
Depends on the camera I guess.. and whether flash...

Depends on the camera I guess.. and whether flash was used (sync-speed?)..

For an SLR in particular I would think of a sticky shutter/mirror combination..
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-14-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 16,434
Posted By pvdhaar
I've got an 85/1.4.. Never use it for indoors...

I've got an 85/1.4.. Never use it for indoors shooting, the DOF is so shallow, that getting focus right is a hit and miss. It does see use outdoors though in the absolute dark, though I think that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,903
Posted By pvdhaar
No matter how often I tried to get rid of analog...

No matter how often I tried to get rid of analog gear and sold it off, it somehow manages to replace itself time and time again. At some point I even happened to buy back the 6x6 SLR I sold 5 years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By pvdhaar
I hear you. 50mm can be awfully confining if...

I hear you. 50mm can be awfully confining if you're accustomed to a 35. Still, a 50 can do miracles. I've found that the lack of perceived 'wideness' can be mitigated by shooting up from a somewhat...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-12-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,270
Posted By pvdhaar
You do have a valid point there; it's very...

You do have a valid point there; it's very tempting to ride the focus if you've got an integrated VF/RF. Something that certainly can be a distraction, and can get in the way of composition and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By pvdhaar
At the moment, for me it's an OM-20 with 50/1.8;...

At the moment, for me it's an OM-20 with 50/1.8; great little SLR.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-06-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,270
Posted By pvdhaar
My Bessa-T went in the great camera purge.. every...

My Bessa-T went in the great camera purge.. every now and then I miss it, despite that the separate viewfinder/rangefinder set up isn't the most practical.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By pvdhaar
Good suggestion as well, but the Df seems to hold...

Good suggestion as well, but the Df seems to hold its value much better than the D700/D600, at least over here. Probably no-one wants to let go of them..
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-04-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,117
Posted By pvdhaar
While it's true that overcrowding stands in the...

While it's true that overcrowding stands in the way of courteous behavior on the road, the main point of Roger's essay seems to be the zealousness of the cyclists who think that everybody should live...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By pvdhaar
Even on the glass prism APS-C Nikons, I've always...

Even on the glass prism APS-C Nikons, I've always found critical manual focusing through the finder quite hit and miss. There's no focus peaking to help, only the green dot from the AF module. It's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,383
Posted By pvdhaar
While I agree that this may be a driving force at...

While I agree that this may be a driving force at the moment, the trend towards wider was already on full steam in the '90s.. E.g. the Olympus XA and MJu line of cameras, Konica Hexar, Minolta TC-1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,929
Posted By pvdhaar
I agree 100%.. The 35-70 is one of the lenses...

I agree 100%.. The 35-70 is one of the lenses from the film era that still stands its ground today. Despite its limited zoom factor, I regularly use it on the D750 because of its image quality and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By pvdhaar
A good kit lens is a good lens, some are even...

A good kit lens is a good lens, some are even remarkably good, so that's no problem. In my experience, the weak point is the adapter. If the adapter doesn't sit right on the camera, or the lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,929
Posted By pvdhaar
There are now three versions of the 24-120.....

There are now three versions of the 24-120.. There's the original AF-D one without VR, the variable aperture one with VR and there's the latest constant f4 aperture one.

It's especially the first...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-22-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,683
Posted By pvdhaar
Well, there's a review up on digrev's alternate...

Well, there's a review up on digrev's alternate channel.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cRL_rSyXoY
and basically, it's a dud..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 720,009
Posted By pvdhaar
Here's one that I took with the OM-20 and 50/1.8...

Here's one that I took with the OM-20 and 50/1.8 on Agfaphoto Vista 200..

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/166/med_U166I1474531081.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,821
Posted By pvdhaar
I chose the Lomo for the Bulb and Multiple...

I chose the Lomo for the Bulb and Multiple exposure options. Never used them so far however..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 720,009
Posted By pvdhaar
My OM is one of the two digit ones, an OM-20....

My OM is one of the two digit ones, an OM-20. Still, it's an amazing camera.. I wish I could catapult it back in time to the days when I had my first camera, a Zenit-E. The Olympus is so much...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,100
Posted By pvdhaar
Just one, HP5+ It's a sweet spot speed for...

Just one, HP5+

It's a sweet spot speed for medium format..
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,821
Posted By pvdhaar
I'll agree to that.. The flash is a joke indeed,...

I'll agree to that.. The flash is a joke indeed, and the only way to get an even halfway decent image with flash as a main light source is to optically slave an SB800 (now that's a flash)..

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 5,402
Posted By pvdhaar
Absolutely beautiful portraits and splendid use...

Absolutely beautiful portraits and splendid use of that shallow depth of field at f2.8
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By pvdhaar
I especially like the ones that step outside the...

I especially like the ones that step outside the boundary of more traditional astrophotography.. the noctilucent clouds, star trails in hong-kong, and indeed, that black and white aurora.

As an...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By pvdhaar
There are more ways than one to skin a cat.....

There are more ways than one to skin a cat.. Maybe this was done using focus stacking? I don't think you could get the left one through tilt alone, but tilting could definitely help in the right hand...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By pvdhaar
With a FED-50/3.5, you have enough leeway from...

With a FED-50/3.5, you have enough leeway from depth of field to not have to worry about shimming..
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,267
Posted By pvdhaar
Untill this official link came along, I couldn't...

Untill this official link came along, I couldn't believe it was for real..

With the features listed and depending on how good the lens is, it may be an interesting camera alongside the Lomo'Instant...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-15-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5,770
Posted By pvdhaar
If you have to ask, buy the Leica. If you don't,...

If you have to ask, buy the Leica. If you don't, then with every shot you take you'll be wondering whether it would have looked better with the Leica. That nagging will be an absolute distractor when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By pvdhaar
Not sure whether what you're trying to do is have...

Not sure whether what you're trying to do is have a camera to use for the 50, or whether you need a 50 for your R2M. If it's about shooting the 50 Zuiko, you could do worse than pick up an OM-10,...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-15-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,514
Posted By pvdhaar
I shot a bunch with a DSLR and a mirroless, but...

I shot a bunch with a DSLR and a mirroless, but what I'm truly having fun with are an Olympus-OM20 and Lomo'Instant. Especially when I have the OM-20 with me, I keep dreaming about it being...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,821
Posted By pvdhaar
Nice images Ezzie! And when it comes to...

Nice images Ezzie! And when it comes to sharpness, especially the second one doesn't seem all too bad. I'm not sure that you can expect much more than that given the 12 lines per mm maximum...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,821
Posted By pvdhaar
Anyone else shoot with a Lomo'Instant?

Seems like the Lomo'Instant doesn't get a lot of praise over here.. so I was wondering, am I the only one using it?

By the way, this first shot with the Lomo'Instant suffers quite a bit from uneven...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By pvdhaar
I've got the Samyang 85/1.4 AS IF in Nikon mount....

I've got the Samyang 85/1.4 AS IF in Nikon mount. Build quality is fine, no problems there. The only downside I can think of is the minimum focus distance, it's 1 meter. A bit longish for my taste...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 4,038
Posted By pvdhaar
I wouldn't be comfortable at all with only a tele...

I wouldn't be comfortable at all with only a tele for walk-about; too many things that you can't walk close up to and fit in the frame. So there's a 24-120 on the camera if there is no need to have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,539
Posted By pvdhaar
From a marketing point of view, it sure makes a...

From a marketing point of view, it sure makes a difference.. you're tempted by it, aren't you?

But from a practical standpoint, it probably doesn't do anything that an experienced photographer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By pvdhaar
I had a love-hate relationship with the 24-120D....

I had a love-hate relationship with the 24-120D. Mine was fair at 24, reasonably sharp at 120 when stopped down to f11, but downright atrocious at 35. The problem at 35 was the extreme pincushion...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,266
Posted By pvdhaar
Some MF systems have 35mm panoramic backs with a...

Some MF systems have 35mm panoramic backs with a 24 x 56 mm frame. Not sure whether that's the case here, but if so, then a 35mm back really rocks..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,225
Posted By pvdhaar
I sold all the Nikon stuff I had to go...

I sold all the Nikon stuff I had to go mirrorless.. That is, minus the 35-70 and the SB800, as I thought that what I could get for it wasn't what they were really worth. Switching back to DSLR again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By pvdhaar
Some of the Samyang lenses have seen revisions.....

Some of the Samyang lenses have seen revisions.. e.g. adding a CPU. It's entirely possible that the price difference between brands is caused by one being an older version of the lens than another.....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,098
Posted By pvdhaar
The question is of course whether the Zenits that...

The question is of course whether the Zenits that were exported adhered to the same quality standards as those for domestic use. Another aspect is that some importers inspected and serviced/adjusted...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-15-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,198
Posted By pvdhaar
The Rollei Prego 90 that the OP refers to is...

The Rollei Prego 90 that the OP refers to is probably the one shown here: http://www.cameramuseum.nl/rollei.htm Scroll to the bottom, and this page shows the Prego 90 with vario-apogon 4,8/38-90 from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 6,551
Posted By pvdhaar
At 500mm I presume? Very good detail in the...

At 500mm I presume? Very good detail in the feathers from what I can see (and a nice image overall!)..

That aside, you guys got it easier in FL than we over here in W. Europe when it comes to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,266
Posted By pvdhaar
Don't forget the smoothness of changes in...

Don't forget the smoothness of changes in tonality.. That was what pulled me to analog MF over 15 years ago. Even if you make exactly the same size prints, you can pick out the ones from MF without...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-05-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,662
Posted By pvdhaar
And of course SLR focus performance hasn't...

And of course SLR focus performance hasn't improved since the Minolta 7000 was introduced decades ago..
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-01-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By pvdhaar
Agreed. All the common numbers, like...

Agreed. All the common numbers, like magnification and coverage, fail to address the real differentiator between viewfinders: ease of viewing. You can have all the 100% coverage you want but still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By pvdhaar
I've got good memories of the Zenit-E that I...

I've got good memories of the Zenit-E that I started with in the seventies. I also gave some thought to getting one again for old times sake, but realized that the memories are better than the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-29-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 50,538
Posted By pvdhaar
First of all, kudos for RichC and Giganova for...

First of all, kudos for RichC and Giganova for their posts; thoroughly enjoyable reads! And it's interesting to see that you both come to similar conclusions from a theoretical and practical point of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 6,077
Posted By pvdhaar
Nikon D750. Great ergonomics, very responsive,...

Nikon D750. Great ergonomics, very responsive, and superb image quality.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By pvdhaar
That one is cool, what with that fold-out LCD on...

That one is cool, what with that fold-out LCD on the back!! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,829
Posted By pvdhaar
That was my first thought as well. But who knows?...

That was my first thought as well. But who knows? Maybe they have thoroughly thought this through.. and have come up with a new twist of how to handle a DSLR, though it's probably risky, as I guess...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By pvdhaar
My first camera was an SLR, and for 20 years I...

My first camera was an SLR, and for 20 years I had nothing else. That was how I learned to 'see the world', photographically speaking that is.

Then in the early 2000's I started shooting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,083
Posted By pvdhaar
The 28 AF has a bad reputation, but it's...

The 28 AF has a bad reputation, but it's undeserved.. Notwithstanding all the hoopla about the 20 and 24 having CRC, which the 28 lacks, I always liked the results of the 28 better...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By pvdhaar
The 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6D punches well above its...

The 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6D punches well above its weight, which if you think about it shouldn't be all too hard as it weighs next to nothing; and that's a definite positive! Couldn't fault the image...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 31,051
Posted By pvdhaar
Can't do without one: for macro and...

Can't do without one: for macro and astrophotography a tripod's a must..
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By pvdhaar
Happens here too.. small outlets and 1hr labs are...

Happens here too.. small outlets and 1hr labs are disappearing fast. There's only one 1hr lab remaining in a nearby city of ca 250,000. They seem to be doing fine, but that impression can be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By pvdhaar
Lots of years ago, I bought a 135/2.8 like that...

Lots of years ago, I bought a 135/2.8 like that for almost nothing. Someone had crudely scratched his/her zip-code in the aluminum barrel; looked awful. Even considering the low price, I couldn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,694
Posted By pvdhaar
Maybe FF is not necessary, but the same argument...

Maybe FF is not necessary, but the same argument can be held for APS-C, what with m4/3 being there as an alternative. All the way down to small sensors on phone cameras. Every one of those formats...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,551
Posted By pvdhaar
Beautiful shots, all of them! My personal...

Beautiful shots, all of them!

My personal birding experience is with the 70-300AFS-VR (sold a while ago) and the old Nikkor 300mm f/4 EDIF-AF (still have it), both used extensively on the D90. There...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-14-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,747
Posted By pvdhaar
Completely agree! (that would have been +1 if...

Completely agree! (that would have been +1 if not for 10 character rule imposed by the machine running RFF :eek: )
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,492
Posted By pvdhaar
Probably yes.. but I don't expect it to be...

Probably yes.. but I don't expect it to be soon.

And that is due to the nature of the two. Basically, because of their internal architecture, the DSLR is a stills camera that does video as an extra,...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,824
Posted By pvdhaar
If reading the images from the card sometimes...

If reading the images from the card sometimes fails and sometimes not, then the card is (intermittently) failing. Best to throw it away, and get a new one; this one is near end of life.

Intermittent...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,824
Posted By pvdhaar
There is.. In short: don't underexpose during...

There is.. In short: don't underexpose during capture. Dial down the brightness only afterwards in post processing to make the image resemble the scene you saw.

This way you retain much more shadow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By pvdhaar
RAW files can be modified as well. Example is...

RAW files can be modified as well. Example is PixelFixer that remaps stuck pixels inside a RAW file, even on the memory card inside the camera if that's what you want.. my D90 didn't object, and...
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By pvdhaar
Now that's something to think about! :p

Now that's something to think about! :p
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,824
Posted By pvdhaar
Also loaded and converted the second image.. Same...

Also loaded and converted the second image.. Same story: no artifacts.

On a side note though.. You're shooting a combination of high iso (3200 for the chair, 1250 for the house) and underexposure...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-03-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 7,824
Posted By pvdhaar
I just loaded the first one in Sony's own 'Image...

I just loaded the first one in Sony's own 'Image Data Converter'.. There are absolutely no artifacts. Converted it to jpg, and that's also fine..
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By pvdhaar
Well, I did replace it.. and have come to regret...

Well, I did replace it.. and have come to regret it; switched back to DSLR again. Now how's that reflected in their relative sales figures?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,504
Posted By pvdhaar
The F55 I've only seen in silver indeed, but the...

The F55 I've only seen in silver indeed, but the F75 that I had was black.. Maybe there were some regional differences as to color choices? Great camera by the way, that F75.. simplified interface...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By pvdhaar
At nikonrumors, 10 reasons are listed why this...

At nikonrumors, 10 reasons are listed why this isn't likely: http://nikonrumors.com/2015/12/02/10-reasons-why-nikon-acquiring-samsungs-camera-business-doesnt-make-any-sense.aspx/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,504
Posted By pvdhaar
If I recall correctly, the N50 even sat below the...

If I recall correctly, the N50 even sat below the N70 at the time.. Its mode dial had only two settings: 'simple' and 'advanced', where the latter worked in tandem with a diarrhea of button presses....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By pvdhaar
Main reason I switched back from mirroless to a...

Main reason I switched back from mirroless to a d750.. That the battery goes on like forever is a definite plus as well; I can preview a scene at leisure without the battery percentage counter...
Forum: RFF News 11-29-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,590
Posted By pvdhaar
Agreed.. and especially so if it's not the core...

Agreed.. and especially so if it's not the core business of the new kid on the block. There are numerous examples of large companies that throw something at a random market, see how well it does and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,047
Posted By pvdhaar
But that is not the fault of the wide angle lens...

But that is not the fault of the wide angle lens itself, it's when the camera is not kept level that buildings topple over backward. In that respect a wide angle is an extremely flexible tool.. slant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,047
Posted By pvdhaar
Very recognizable experience! It's difficult to...

Very recognizable experience! It's difficult to go back to a 50 from a 25.. it's either too narrow, or you've got to step so far back that it looses its intimacy. And not withstanding common wisdom,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,605
Posted By pvdhaar
Switched and switched back.. ouch! Couple of...

Switched and switched back.. ouch!

Couple of years ago, I ditched almost all of my Nikon DSLR gear for Sony mirrorless. But notwithstanding how nice and competent the E-mount Sony gear is, when I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By pvdhaar
You're absolutely right.. I must have mixed the...

You're absolutely right.. I must have mixed the batteries up with something else.. But it sure now makes me wonder why I keep two LR44's at hand for when the batteries would die..
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,271
Posted By pvdhaar
If digital didn't exist? Probably a small SLR,...

If digital didn't exist? Probably a small SLR, something like the OM-20 that I've got lying around somewhere..
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-17-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,600
Posted By pvdhaar
Can't compare between the different Zenit models,...

Can't compare between the different Zenit models, but the E that I had withstood 20+ years of battering without a single glitch. And as I kept it in its carrying case (i.e. in the dark) when not in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,122
Posted By pvdhaar
As others have already mentioned, yes it is...

As others have already mentioned, yes it is possible. But.. personally I find it a pain.

Worst of all is the disruption caused by the constant switching between completely dissimilar cameras.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,105
Posted By pvdhaar
I enjoy walks with my wife and kids, and although...

I enjoy walks with my wife and kids, and although photography is never the main focus, I still shoot a lot. Being in their company hasn't hindered me in taking the occasional good image, because what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By pvdhaar
I never linked increased exposure to less...

I never linked increased exposure to less sharpness.. I guess I'll have to run some tests to quantify the relation.

Now, how awesome is that? I've been shooting for 40 years, and still there's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,932
Posted By pvdhaar
Here are my three worst of the worst: 1. Nikon...

Here are my three worst of the worst:

1. Nikon 24-120 AF-D.. That thing had the bends! Atrocious pincushion all over the focal range, with an award winning low-light at 35mm.. and what's worse, not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,932
Posted By pvdhaar
Make sure that you've got a battery in it with...

Make sure that you've got a battery in it with enough oomph. It won't go unless the flash is charged..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By pvdhaar
I had a Zenit-E with a Helios-44. Great camera,...

I had a Zenit-E with a Helios-44. Great camera, great lens. Worked for over 20 years without a single hick-up, and I wasn't babying it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,395
Posted By pvdhaar
That's what sucks about Sony.. I'm in a perpetual...

That's what sucks about Sony.. I'm in a perpetual state of FF envy. What's worse, is that every time that I've decided to trade in the nex-6, it pops out some kind of stunning image that completely...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By pvdhaar
Yep, correct.. the Hexar comes closest to what...

Yep, correct.. the Hexar comes closest to what the OP needs. It allows separate setting of auto focus distance, auto exposure and completely unrelated subject..

But the way to get there is not...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-15-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,587
Posted By pvdhaar
Looking at the images, it's not clear whether you...

Looking at the images, it's not clear whether you could even mount a tiny flash like the HVFL20M if the EVF is popped up..

By the way, I really like the HVFL20M on my NEX-6 when the 10-18 or 18-105...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By pvdhaar
There's a point and shoot article on photo.net...

There's a point and shoot article on photo.net that talks about when to use flash, and when not.. http://photo.net/learn/point-and-shoot-tips
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By pvdhaar
Exactly, and it's not to be underestimated how...

Exactly, and it's not to be underestimated how this evolved over time..

Print sizes in the 1950's tended to be a lot smaller than now. Enlargements to 9 x 6 cm (ca. 3.5 x 2.3 inch) from a 35mm frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By pvdhaar
Check that the darkslide is not damaged. There...

Check that the darkslide is not damaged. There should be a small tab at the bottom of the darkslide that releases the back's lock. There are a lot of darkslides out there where this tab is broken...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By pvdhaar
Happened to me as well.. had 2 of them break...

Happened to me as well.. had 2 of them break down. The gear/drive mechanism seems to be the Epic's/Mju-II's week spot. My Mju-I in contrast has proven much more robust (and is still ticking)..
Forum: Sony RX Series 08-31-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,726
Posted By pvdhaar
My two gripes with the a6000 are the low(er)-res...

My two gripes with the a6000 are the low(er)-res EVF compared to the nex-6, and the absence of the digital level gauge. For me, that difference was large enough to decide not to upgrade, even though...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By pvdhaar
I've had no posterization issues with the way ARW...

I've had no posterization issues with the way ARW files are compressed for normal photography. However, when doing astrophotography there is a problem. Actually, there are two.

First off, with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 14,247
Posted By pvdhaar
Yes, that's the F90.. But.. did you also notice...

Yes, that's the F90.. But.. did you also notice that the F90 shows the least camera shake of the three? Despite the ruckus, the mirror/shutter assembly is superbly balanced.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By pvdhaar
The Mju-I manual gives the following extremes for...

The Mju-I manual gives the following extremes for shutter speed:

Exposure with 100ISO
--------------------
EV 7.5 1/15 f3.5
EV 17.0 1/500 f16

AF accuracy hasn't been much of a problem for me.....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By pvdhaar
I've often take my Mju-I along because it's so...

I've often take my Mju-I along because it's so carefree to use. And with only 3 buttons, one of which is the shutter.. how much simpler can it get? Granted, there's a midroll rewind pressamajig...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By pvdhaar
Mju-I/Infinity-Stylus tip

Maybe already known to everybody else, but anyway...

In low light, the Mju-I (a.k.a. Infinity Stylus) automatically activates the built-in flash, unless you explicitly set it to OFF. However, when...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By pvdhaar
Yep, latest FW in my NEX-6, and 3 batteries so I...

Yep, latest FW in my NEX-6, and 3 batteries so I don't have to worry about keeping it powered-on. Still, if I don't keep prodding it awake all the time, it goes into lethargic mode and that's worse...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By pvdhaar
Indeed, focus peaking is a godsend.. Even an...

Indeed, focus peaking is a godsend.. Even an 85/1.4 wide open is no problem. Even autofocus speed is very decent for everything except perhaps the most demanding sports and wildlife shooting.

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2015
Replies: 623
Views: 142,399
Posted By pvdhaar
Bronica SQ-B/80mm and expired Portra...

Bronica SQ-B/80mm and expired Portra...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 12,143
Posted By pvdhaar
A hipster is someone who tries too hard..

A hipster is someone who tries too hard..
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By pvdhaar
On the Sony NEX6/A6000/A7 etc, the Live View...

On the Sony NEX6/A6000/A7 etc, the Live View Display menu item Setting Effect can be set to ON (exposure, WB and saturation etc of the EVF follow the camera settings) and OFF (standard EVF display).....
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By pvdhaar
Same here.. I wonder what I'll get to unwrap.....

Same here..

I wonder what I'll get to unwrap.. Would it be a Q or a hedge-trimmer?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,001
Posted By pvdhaar
I usually rig up something very simple from a...

I usually rig up something very simple from a couple of Lego Technic pieces (some liftarms, axles, pins, and some elastic band) that I can clamp a neg between. Using Lego wheels laying flat makes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,076
Posted By pvdhaar
Typical travel set-up: Sony NEX-6 plus the 16-50...

Typical travel set-up: Sony NEX-6 plus the 16-50 pancake zoom and a Mju-I with a couple of rolls of Vista-200 as back-up
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By pvdhaar
Last frame on a roll of Agfaphoto Vista 200 in...

Last frame on a roll of Agfaphoto Vista 200 in the Mju-I:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/166/med_U166I1434357637.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By pvdhaar
Oh man, if you rotate that cam around, it's one...

Oh man, if you rotate that cam around, it's one heck of a selfie-stick..:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By pvdhaar
That camera looks immaculate.. what a great find!

That camera looks immaculate.. what a great find!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,826
Posted By pvdhaar
Oh, that's so rational.. Now, if only the changes...

Oh, that's so rational.. Now, if only the changes to the cameras were minimal. But a the pace these are evolving (.e.g. IBIS, on sensor PDAF etc), last year's model feels like something from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By pvdhaar
+1 Maybe we have to revisit other dogs as well.....

+1

Maybe we have to revisit other dogs as well.. who knows what great images pop-up?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 12,123
Posted By pvdhaar
Used to have one (CV90/3.5), and it was actually...

Used to have one (CV90/3.5), and it was actually a very decent lens, but didn't use it a lot.. turned out I'm more of a 25/50 combo shooter.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,826
Posted By pvdhaar
Hey, where's that A7000 with IBIS? Grumble.....

Hey, where's that A7000 with IBIS? Grumble.. grumble..
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,097
Posted By pvdhaar
Can't afford one, but have to admit that it looks...

Can't afford one, but have to admit that it looks beautifully designed..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,220
Posted By pvdhaar
So, I don't have to feel bad about wanting to buy...

So, I don't have to feel bad about wanting to buy a new camera all the time anymore? Now, that's a relief! :p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,882
Posted By pvdhaar
To me, that's back to front reasoning.. It's like...

To me, that's back to front reasoning.. It's like questioning whether anyone really needs clean air, using the argument that lots of folk smoke anyway..


Then, aside from studio stars, with teams of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,220
Posted By pvdhaar
+2 Yep, that, and the fact that you can buy it.....

+2

Yep, that, and the fact that you can buy it.. Getting the most out of it or developing one's talents is another matter though.. :eek:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By pvdhaar
What this world needs is more grumpy guys.. I'll...

What this world needs is more grumpy guys.. I'll volunteer :cool:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-11-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,498
Posted By pvdhaar
Fixed lens compact in the digital world? I'd...

Fixed lens compact in the digital world? I'd still prefer a fixed focal length for that, so maybe Leica X1/X2 if they weren't so freaking expensive.. Otherwise I'd be hard pressed to think of a...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,822
Posted By pvdhaar
Can't afford one, but otherwise it would...

Can't afford one, but otherwise it would depend..

Used as a practical imaging device, then yes please, throw in those lens corrections to get the best out of the whole package..

On the other hand,...
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