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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,448
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Does is say anything? You would think that if it...

Does is say anything? You would think that if it were made in Germany they would mark it as such. SL lens owners?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,448
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Yeah, but the created the 50mm APO M six years...

Yeah, but the created the 50mm APO M six years ago and the price keeps going up faster than inflation. They are just charging whatever the market will bear, and the M market will bear a lot. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,049
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I never liked the Patterson system. I have been...

I never liked the Patterson system. I have been using stainless steel reels and tanks for 40+ years, and have never experienced any problem loading them. They use less chemicals too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,109
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That's a big freezer you've got there.

That's a big freezer you've got there.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,335
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When I got my Fuji XE2 I thought I was going to...

When I got my Fuji XE2 I thought I was going to be able to use my Olympus OM lenses (18mm through 85mm). I must have been delusional. The crop factor rendered the 18mm a 28mm, and so on. So wide...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,335
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It is the age old RF/SLR dilemma. People are...

It is the age old RF/SLR dilemma. People are going to answer it differently. You need to decide for yourself which you prefer. Others can't answer the question for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 818
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I didn't see any gentrification in the photos....

I didn't see any gentrification in the photos. Just dilapidated buildings.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
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If you don't want a camera with 61MP, don't buy...

If you don't want a camera with 61MP, don't buy it. No need to rationalize your decision.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,644
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Used prices for Leica and other good film cameras...

Used prices for Leica and other good film cameras are creeping up. Not sure why that is a surprise to anyone.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
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I think there is much less resistance to high MP...

I think there is much less resistance to high MP around here now that Leica has introduced the Q2 with 47 MP.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,470
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If you are willing to spend $10.50 on a roll of...

If you are willing to spend $10.50 on a roll of defective film, does it really matter if it is 24 or 36 exposures?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 484
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Turn around time in the U.S.?

Turn around time in the U.S.?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,448
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If you shoot film because it is cheaper, you are...

If you shoot film because it is cheaper, you are missing the point.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,448
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This is nonsense. Unless of course you have...

This is nonsense. Unless of course you have absolutely no self-control.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,728
Posted By ptpdprinter
Fantasy Island.

Fantasy Island.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,595
Posted By ptpdprinter
I'm old fashioned. I like viewfinders unless I'm...

I'm old fashioned. I like viewfinders unless I'm under a dark cloth. This new camera is of no interest to me. Small camera, big lenses. What's the point?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,728
Posted By ptpdprinter
I suppose before coming out with a new film...

I suppose before coming out with a new film camera we are going to have to agree on a lens mount. That ought to be easy.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,203
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Says the guy shooting m43. We all draw the line...

Says the guy shooting m43. We all draw the line differently. And print different sizes.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,203
Posted By ptpdprinter
I carry my iPhone with me most of the time, but...

I carry my iPhone with me most of the time, but rarely use it as a camera. I have no need for a pocketable camera. Just like I have no need for a pocketable hammer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By ptpdprinter
The problem is not the technology but people's...

The problem is not the technology but people's behaviors, which are largely within their control. If you think that your actions are killing you, change them. Assume some responsibility instead of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-04-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By ptpdprinter
Why photos? Have you never seen a digital M?

Why photos? Have you never seen a digital M?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-04-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,874
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There is no indication that this is a new sensor....

There is no indication that this is a new sensor. Since the run is limited to 750 units, it is probably just left over 2012 sensors. It's like buying NOS.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,178
Posted By ptpdprinter
You must have had a pretty good job to save up...

You must have had a pretty good job to save up enough to by a Leica and three lenses. Today we're talking $20k.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By ptpdprinter
Yes, but there is a difference between...

Yes, but there is a difference between hand-holding a TLR and a MF SLR like the OP's RB67.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By ptpdprinter
Why don't you try hand-holding the camera at...

Why don't you try hand-holding the camera at different shutter speeds and find out what works for you. This is an area where your own personal experience matters more than the experience of others.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,874
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Surely the new m-e 240 is using the same 24MP...

Surely the new m-e 240 is using the same 24MP sensor that is in the M10 and not leftovers from 2012.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 986
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What happened? More photographers preferred SLRs...

What happened? More photographers preferred SLRs to rangefinders.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,874
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Whatever they charge I am sure they will sell...

Whatever they charge I am sure they will sell them. They need an entry level M. The M10P now costs $8K.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,874
Posted By ptpdprinter
I thought they cleared them out with those...

I thought they cleared them out with those Zenits. Must have had a bunch of body castings. And space grey. How trendy. Even the new X1D II is space grey.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,798
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I agree that there is a subgroup of photographers...

I agree that there is a subgroup of photographers that like to use old manual focus lenses on modern digital cameras. I get that it is neat that you can use them and they are cheap, but I have not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,798
Posted By ptpdprinter
What is the price of the new back?

What is the price of the new back?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,931
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Calm down. It was tongue in cheek.

Calm down. It was tongue in cheek.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,931
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I would think the marketing worked. Announce the...

I would think the marketing worked. Announce the discontinuation of Acros and have all existing stock bought up by true believers. Wait to announce Acros II and be hailed a hero by film afficiandos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,357
Posted By ptpdprinter
You are the only one that can decide which camera...

You are the only one that can decide which camera is the right one for you to carry when traveling. I wouldn't give anyone else's opinion any weight.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,931
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Wouldn't it be ironic if a lack of scanners is...

Wouldn't it be ironic if a lack of scanners is what put the last nail in the film coffin.
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
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Of course you do have to upgrade ($175) if you...

Of course you do have to upgrade ($175) if you buy a new camera, which is something to think about. But that might not be applicable to you. Always trade-offs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,793
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How so? It seems the argument about self...

How so? It seems the argument about self importance is better made about those flaunting the branding. I also use a black strap instead of a branded one. Is that self important too?
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
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Capture One is $300 or $20/month, so it is not...

Capture One is $300 or $20/month, so it is not like it is the cheaper alternative, though you may like it better.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,793
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The tape police. You rarely see a post mocking...

The tape police. You rarely see a post mocking people who don't tape over their logos.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,023
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I am happy with Ilford films, but for those who...

I am happy with Ilford films, but for those who prefer Fuji Acros, this is good news.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
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I could probably save the $10/month I spend on...

I could probably save the $10/month I spend on LR/PS by putting the flow restrictor back in my shower head, but some things are worth paying for.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 411
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It's finding the horse and rider that's a little...

It's finding the horse and rider that's a little bit tricky. I have mine set up using Wordpress, because that it what I was familair with. The learning curve can be a bit steep if you are a neophyte.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By ptpdprinter
If you are regularly shooting at f8 almost any...

If you are regularly shooting at f8 almost any lens will do You don’t need a lens review.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By ptpdprinter
Sunny 16 is approximate exposure. If you don't...

Sunny 16 is approximate exposure. If you don't mind underexposing and overexposing, it works pretty well. However, I've never found it to coincide with incident meter readings. Following the rule...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By ptpdprinter
Not sure why anyone would give a quantity...

Not sure why anyone would give a quantity discount. It's all automated.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,370
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I don't have q photo vest but wouldn't have any...

I don't have q photo vest but wouldn't have any problem wearing one. I am not too concerned about what other people think. I mean really? Have you seen some of the stuff they wear?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,088
Posted By ptpdprinter
Double ugly.

Double ugly.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
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Nikon has thin cover glass, so theoretically it...

Nikon has thin cover glass, so theoretically it will work better with manual focus M lenses. Theoretically. As a practical matter, even with thin cover glass, does the Z6/Z7 convert an excellent film...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
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Then they will just have to accept that they...

Then they will just have to accept that they won't work optimally. They were designed for film, not digital sensors. Tail wagging the dog.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By ptpdprinter
Buying a camera for lenses it was not designed...

Buying a camera for lenses it was not designed for makes little sense. If you want maximum quality from your Leica lenses, you are going to need to buy a Leica body. The L-mount alliance does not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By ptpdprinter
Really ugly.

Really ugly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,842
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Any one around here have any anxieties about...

Any one around here have any anxieties about creativity, or all we all just in denial?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,842
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Because they are primarily camera sites not...

Because they are primarily camera sites not photography sites. Even when images are posted, they are posted secondary to equipment, e.g., "Show me your images with a 50mm Summicron" or "Fun with Sony...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,842
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The article was written by a woman and appears in...

The article was written by a woman and appears in a women's magazine. What did you expect her to say? The author's credentials: she is a" comedian, writer, and storyteller."
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By ptpdprinter
That's a dim gallery.

That's a dim gallery.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
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Well, if you want to maintain any claim to...

Well, if you want to maintain any claim to authenticity, which many film users do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
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I see this in alt circles as well. Mediocre...

I see this in alt circles as well. Mediocre images that no amount of historical processing can redeem, yet a lot of oohs and aahs.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
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Not sure why using an incident meter is living in...

Not sure why using an incident meter is living in the past. It is just another way of working. Shooting a digital camera using a built in meter is no different than shooting a 1960s film camera with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
Posted By ptpdprinter
Sure there may be a few people like that, but to...

Sure there may be a few people like that, but to condemn every older digital shooter in nonsense.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,979
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Now you have me worried. I have an iPhone 4 with...

Now you have me worried. I have an iPhone 4 with Verizon. I have no interest in buying a new phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,979
Posted By ptpdprinter
Most people used to use Brownies and Instamatics....

Most people used to use Brownies and Instamatics. Then they used digital point and shoots. Now they use their phones. Time marches on. That whole segment of the camera industry is gone, and camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 560
Posted By ptpdprinter
Are you scanning and posting from negative or...

Are you scanning and posting from negative or prints? Scanning always involves a reduction in quality. If you think they look like crap, don't post them. Then you can sit alone in your room and enjoy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,979
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If all you are doing is posting to FB, may as...

If all you are doing is posting to FB, may as well use a phone. That is what they are designed to do.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,490
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Who wants to carry a bag full of lenses and...

Who wants to carry a bag full of lenses and constantly being changing them?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,979
Posted By ptpdprinter
No wonder the camera industry was booming.

No wonder the camera industry was booming.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,490
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I have the 18-55mm and can't rationalize the...

I have the 18-55mm and can't rationalize the purchase of the four corresponding primes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,979
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I was surprised that ILCs were down 35% in...

I was surprised that ILCs were down 35% in January and I don't think have recovered in the ensuing months. These are not the P&S cameras I would have expected (and which undoubtedly were also down)....
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,106
Posted By ptpdprinter
Yes you are. If they are standalone, you have...

Yes you are. If they are standalone, you have CS1, CS3, and CS6, all of which are fine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
Posted By ptpdprinter
I wish I had laid up a stock like that of Agfa...

I wish I had laid up a stock like that of Agfa Portriga paper. It would have lasted me a lifetime, which is the point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
Posted By ptpdprinter
Given the continued discontinuations, that would...

Given the continued discontinuations, that would certainly be prudent. You don't want to end up in an Acros situation where you have to scour the world for the last remaining rolls. Lay up a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By ptpdprinter
If you use LR, let me know if the Enhanced...

If you use LR, let me know if the Enhanced Details features works on the new Mac Mini, and if so, how long it takes to process a file. I am considering upgrading my late 2011 Mac Mini and am worried...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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I don't know why people are complaining about...

I don't know why people are complaining about prices. Fujicolor 200 and 400 XTRA are $2.99/roll at B&H. They are practically giving it away. Plenty of room for price increases to keep Fuji film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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These are the films currently available in the...

These are the films currently available in the US. So Fuji has pledged no more discontinuations?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
Posted By ptpdprinter
I don't remember any announcements to that effect...

I don't remember any announcements to that effect from Photokina. Please share what they announced.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 843
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Tripod, ballhead, and L-bracket. I can't remember...

Tripod, ballhead, and L-bracket. I can't remember the last time I used gaffers tape.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By ptpdprinter
Have you changed something recently with your...

Have you changed something recently with your iMac - hardware or OS?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By ptpdprinter
What a conundrum. SanDisk are industry standard...

What a conundrum. SanDisk are industry standard cards. There is no reason they should not work with your camera and computer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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And yet in the past year Fujifilm has...

And yet in the past year Fujifilm has discontinued films and raised prices, so there seems to be a disconnect between what they say and what they do. We are down to no black and white, three...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
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What are you guys trying to prove with this...

What are you guys trying to prove with this discussion? Who cares if he developed his own film or had it done by a lab?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
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I saw a large exhibit of HCB's work at the Leica...

I saw a large exhibit of HCB's work at the Leica Gallery in San Francisco a couple of years ago. I wasn't really expecting much technically, remembering the adage "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept",...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,556
Posted By ptpdprinter
How would that be helpful to anyone?

How would that be helpful to anyone?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
Posted By ptpdprinter
What exactly is "strict supervision"? Did he...

What exactly is "strict supervision"? Did he stand around and watch them develop his film? Maybe "strict instructions" is more accurate.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,252
Posted By ptpdprinter
I gave myself an assignment. Print a series of...

I gave myself an assignment. Print a series of eight black and white images on silver gelatin and then scan and print those same negatives on inkjet paper. I was able to make prints that students...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,667
Posted By ptpdprinter
I don't get pimping out your camera with vintage...

I don't get pimping out your camera with vintage looking lenses that are modern designs. Maybe they should throw in a matching soft release to complete the look.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,667
Posted By ptpdprinter
Never let the facts get in the way of a good...

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Here is a good one from his article on the Leica SL: "Over the last four years I have bought and then sold the Leica SL 3 times." I guess he...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,667
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The vintage only applies to the mount cosmetics.

The vintage only applies to the mount cosmetics.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,667
Posted By ptpdprinter
If you have never used the lens, you can't...

If you have never used the lens, you can't discuss it, which should limit the number of posts. I would, however, say I am skeptical of Steve Huff's conclusions. You would expect a modern designed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By ptpdprinter
And walk around squinting through a tiny...

And walk around squinting through a tiny viewfinder...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By ptpdprinter
What is wrong with the lens that it needs a CLA?...

What is wrong with the lens that it needs a CLA? I understand about the coding.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By ptpdprinter
These threads give me a chuckle. Why would anyone...

These threads give me a chuckle. Why would anyone know better than I what lenses to take on a family vacation. It is not really an intractable problem.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-30-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,315
Posted By ptpdprinter
It either happened or it didn't and life moved...

It either happened or it didn't and life moved on. Next.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By ptpdprinter
Perhaps this is how they are handling their...

Perhaps this is how they are handling their turnaround time problem.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,647
Posted By ptpdprinter
Why would you exclude those factors?

Why would you exclude those factors?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By ptpdprinter
Carrying a DSLR as a meter is insane. Small...

Carrying a DSLR as a meter is insane. Small pocket light meters are not expensive. You can get an app for your iPhone that does a pretty good job too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,556
Posted By ptpdprinter
RFF is a camera forum, so talking about your gear...

RFF is a camera forum, so talking about your gear is the point.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By ptpdprinter
It just looks out of focus to me. Camera shake...

It just looks out of focus to me. Camera shake perhaps?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By ptpdprinter
But did you use it at f2 aperture? You must have...

But did you use it at f2 aperture? You must have really dialed down your strobes.

And that fun and atmosphere was the result of using an f2 lens? Wouldn't have been as much fun with an f2.8?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
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None of this came in handy until the advent of...

None of this came in handy until the advent of digital. How did we get along with just being able to push Tri-X to 1600 knowing the inherent quality loss in doing so. Everyone should do a search of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,732
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Surely you are not suggesting that all paintings...

Surely you are not suggesting that all paintings of an artist are equally good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,732
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There is nothing inherently wrong with videos. It...

There is nothing inherently wrong with videos. It is just that most videos, like forums, are about cameras and not about photography. How many videos about how such and such a camera is the greatest...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
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I'm not sure I get the obsession with using...

I'm not sure I get the obsession with using adapted lenses from film cameras. Is it just because you can? Why not use lenses designed for the camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,732
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What is credibility in this context?

What is credibility in this context?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-22-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
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If you consider 56-62 and 63-69 to be the middle.

If you consider 56-62 and 63-69 to be the middle.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 803
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I think you'll need to specify the scanners in...

I think you'll need to specify the scanners in question. Their Windows 7 drivers may or may not work with Windows 10. Usually manufacturers issue updated drivers for new OSes, provided the hardware...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 803
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Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What...

Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What "must have" features have they introduced in the past 20 years. As far as I can tell, they have just mucked about with the interface, and added support...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,347
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Spent the morning on the floor cutting 12x16...

Spent the morning on the floor cutting 12x16 sheets of HPR from a 50"x33' roll for platinum/palladium prints. Saved about 25% over the cost of pre-cut sheets, but my knees and back took a beating....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 992
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Is this the video that was Kickstarter funded a...

Is this the video that was Kickstarter funded a couple of years ago?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,556
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Just because you can zoom doesn't mean you do...

Just because you can zoom doesn't mean you do zoom to frame every shot. It is like exposure: unless the light changes, you do not have to meter every shot. Similarly, with a zoom, you can preset the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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B&H sells Kodak and Fuji E6 film with mailers. It...

B&H sells Kodak and Fuji E6 film with mailers. It looks like the film goes to Dwaynes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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So Fuji went from 100% to 2% production and yet...

So Fuji went from 100% to 2% production and yet all of its facilities and machinery are still in use? Amazing.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,195
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So the segments of the video where the Chinese...

So the segments of the video where the Chinese military is threatening the photograper and ransacking his room wouldn't cause offense to the Chinese government?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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I'm grateful that Jason Lane is making dry plates...

I'm grateful that Jason Lane is making dry plates but I hope it does not become the business model for 35mm film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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So Fuji is going to keep the buildings and...

So Fuji is going to keep the buildings and machinery idle and in good repair, and the employees trained and ready, while it patiently waits on a return of demand? Right next to its buggy whip...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
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If I ever get to Japan, I'm not going to spend my...

If I ever get to Japan, I'm not going to spend my time looking for/at cameras and film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
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Black swan syndrome.

Black swan syndrome.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,195
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I am not sure it offends anyone other than the...

I am not sure it offends anyone other than the government.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
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Unless you want to make a large camera store in...

Unless you want to make a large camera store in Tokyo a destination, I would not want to spend a lot of time running around town trying to find film. If you are only going to use 10-15 rolls, take...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 775
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Use a tripod?

Use a tripod?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 775
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How could you make a racist comment about a...

How could you make a racist comment about a camera?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 775
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The take away is that all formats have their...

The take away is that all formats have their advantages and disadvantages. Pick your poison. As shown in the comments to the articles, a lot of people get lost in the weeds (FPS, MP, DOF). Step back...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 498
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I saw the exhibit a few weeks ago. It was...

I saw the exhibit a few weeks ago. It was spectacular.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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If you don't buy five rolls at a time, you can't...

If you don't buy five rolls at a time, you can't be shooting much film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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Perhaps they are as poor as inventory management...

Perhaps they are as poor as inventory management with DSLRs as B&H is with E6 film. Your observations are certainly consistent with the growing trend away from DSLRs and toward mirrorless. Digital...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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I believe the point Ted was making was that...

I believe the point Ted was making was that expired Velvia and Provia frequently shows up at discounted prices at B&H, where a lot of us shop. Perhaps they are not as good at inventory management as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 9,522
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You sure do have a lot of bits 'n' bobs in your...

You sure do have a lot of bits 'n' bobs in your darkroom. All the clutter would drive me crazy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 948
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If you have to catalog your stuff to know what...

If you have to catalog your stuff to know what you have you probably have too much of it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 923
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Leica owners photographing their cats may...

Leica owners photographing their cats may supplant the dentist meme.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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That is simply delusional. I think most would be...

That is simply delusional. I think most would be happy if the bleeding stopped at Fuji.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,600
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I imagine it will take a while for reviews. I...

I imagine it will take a while for reviews. I suspect most people already have a 35mm lens. Do they need another?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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The question is: are the shops you dealing with...

The question is: are the shops you dealing with still processing it? My local store sells the new Ektachrome E100 but you have to mail it off for processing. All in cost is about $25.00/roll, which I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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As has already been pointed out, I confused 400H...

As has already been pointed out, I confused 400H with Superia 400, which is currently $2.99/roll at B&H.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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They really don't have that more to go. I count...

They really don't have that more to go. I count three slide and three color negative left for the US market. Obviously no black and white.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 948
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I'm not sure. When I look back at some of the...

I'm not sure. When I look back at some of the images I have printed, I wish I had shot them on medium format digital rather than APS-C. Unfortunately, there is no going back.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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Pricing in Canada is unbelievable. Must be a...

Pricing in Canada is unbelievable. Must be a real damper on the film renaissance.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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Funny they should single out 400H. It's their...

Funny they should single out 400H. It's their least expensive film at $2.99/roll.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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Fujifilm films (other than Instax) readily...

Fujifilm films (other than Instax) readily available in the US appear to be limited to the following:

Fujichrome Velvia 50
Fujichrome Velvia 100
Fujichrome Provia 100F
Fujicolor 200
Fujicolor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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I read the OP. What does that rumor have to do...

I read the OP. What does that rumor have to do with your requirement for pictures as proof of the discontinuation of film production?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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I didn't see a photo of a Fuji employee holding...

I didn't see a photo of a Fuji employee holding up the last roll of Acros so they must not have discontinued it, but damned if I can find any.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,563
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So now we have to have pictures to believe...

So now we have to have pictures to believe anything. What exactly do you want pictures of?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
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Funny how that works: both underexposure and...

Funny how that works: both underexposure and overexposure are bad. A lot of people bad mouth the Zone System, but if you ever go to the trouble of establishing your own EI for the films and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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Which begs the question: where is the film...

Which begs the question: where is the film renaissance actually occurring?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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Is there still a lab in Philadelphia that will do...

Is there still a lab in Philadelphia that will do 4x5 in E6 and C41?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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How much of the reported increase is as a result...

How much of the reported increase is as a result of consolidation as other labs close?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,570
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Why is mail order a barrier hard to overcome?

Why is mail order a barrier hard to overcome?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-10-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,999
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Good to know they have this figured out after...

Good to know they have this figured out after hammering away at it since 1954.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 553
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Exactly. But why do something the simple way when...

Exactly. But why do something the simple way when complexity beckons?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
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I don't know of any manual focus lens for any of...

I don't know of any manual focus lens for any of the major camera brands that doesn't have a depth of field scale engraved on the lens. Leica lenses are not unique in that regard. You rarely see...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
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Leica achieves simplicity by making all the...

Leica achieves simplicity by making all the decisions for you. You can pay $5000 extra for that or achieve the same result with other cameras by simply accepting the default menu choices and leaving...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,674
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Why does it look like it is made at Kodak rather...

Why does it look like it is made at Kodak rather than Fuji?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,186
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Flickr has something like 10 billion images. How...

Flickr has something like 10 billion images. How is anyone going to find yours?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
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OP has returned the camera and lens. I think we...

OP has returned the camera and lens. I think we are done here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,674
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What is a "permanent request"?

What is a "permanent request"?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
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Some people just need to learn the hard way.

Some people just need to learn the hard way.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,674
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Ektachrome is not going to turn around Kodak. It...

Ektachrome is not going to turn around Kodak. It is a rounding error in their financials.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 986
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Nothing that I am aware of. Should it?

Nothing that I am aware of. Should it?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,119
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You really have to wonder why someone would paint...

You really have to wonder why someone would paint a classic camera that color?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-30-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 86,967
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When I have accidental out of focus shots, I...

When I have accidental out of focus shots, I delete them, not post them. Surely most of these photos are not intentionally out of focus.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-29-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
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Well, it looks likes the lens works. What did...

Well, it looks likes the lens works. What did everyone expect?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,318
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I was stopped from taking photos in a mall a...

I was stopped from taking photos in a mall a couple of years ago. I didn't feel harassed and it wasn't worth arguing about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,657
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So goes the myth.

So goes the myth.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,578
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Is every picture of a person a portrait?

Is every picture of a person a portrait?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 627
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If you go forward with this project, I recommend...

If you go forward with this project, I recommend that you get the 60mm AF lens. Focusing on negatives is difficult with a manual focus lens.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,981
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I find it ironic that he owns a Z7. Basically he...

I find it ironic that he owns a Z7. Basically he is saying that the camera doesn't matter much, yet he owns the latest model. This happens quite frequently. Do as I say, not as I do.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,981
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Since you can get a brand new FF camera with a...

Since you can get a brand new FF camera with a 24MP sensor for $799 (Sony A7) price vs. image quality really isn't an issue. If you are spending what is now $7995 for an M10, you are paying for the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,613
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How so? Please explain.

How so? Please explain.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,365
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I can't see Kodak resurrecting Verichrome Pan. It...

I can't see Kodak resurrecting Verichrome Pan. It was never available in 135.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,613
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It doesn't really matter if they are precise are...

It doesn't really matter if they are precise are not since you end up with the full 28mm image and can crop anyway you want.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,613
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You can crop to zoom on any camera. It is usually...

You can crop to zoom on any camera. It is usually just referred to as cropping. Much ado about nothing.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
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More M10s will be available when there is an M11.

More M10s will be available when there is an M11.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 998
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I save my keepers (the files I print) as tifs in...

I save my keepers (the files I print) as tifs in a separate folder. I back up my entire system to a couple of 2.5" external hard drives. I could probably back up all my keepers on a SD card.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 998
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Surely there are acknowledged best practices for...

Surely there are acknowledged best practices for museums.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 994
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After you calibrate your screen, you still have...

After you calibrate your screen, you still have to figure out how to match your calibrated screen to your printer output with print profiles. It is a real rabbit hole, taking on a life of its own.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
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Most products have a mean time between failure...

Most products have a mean time between failure rating (MTBF). The 2003 specification for SanDisk SD cards was >1,000,000 hours, which is over a hundred years. I am sure that has increased in the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,613
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If you can wait a couple of months, the rumor is...

If you can wait a couple of months, the rumor is the SL2 will be announced in June. M lenses are likely to perform better on it than the Z if the lore is correct.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
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Buy the camera before you go. That way, if there...

Buy the camera before you go. That way, if there is any problem, you will be able to return or exchange it. It also won't hurt to familiarize yourself with its operation before your trip.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-08-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,027
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Members were younger when they initially joined...

Members were younger when they initially joined RFF. Perhaps the question should be why are there not more new members. Maybe younger people are on social media instead.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,613
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Point of clarification: are the 35, 50, and 75...

Point of clarification: are the 35, 50, and 75 "modes" just framelines like the M series, or does the focal length fill the whole EVF? I believe I have read that the DNG file contains the entire 28mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,243
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And they still went bankrupt.

And they still went bankrupt.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,178
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Be grateful they have meters at all. I heard the...

Be grateful they have meters at all. I heard the next model Leica will introduce will be the M10-S. The S stands for Sunny 16. It won't have a built-in meter, but will retain the fake wind lever....
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,017
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So it has nothing to do with the cost of...

So it has nothing to do with the cost of production and the loss of economies of scale? Somehow I doubt that Fuji's recent 30% price increase arises from scarcity of supply. You can order Fuji film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
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Do the bride and groom hire a photographer the...

Do the bride and groom hire a photographer the second time around. I was thinking it would be something quiet down at the courthouse.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
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So they paid you to take photographs and then...

So they paid you to take photographs and then never looked at them? Not a lot of repeat work there.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,876
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Why would you think he was shooting at f16?

Why would you think he was shooting at f16?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
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As if any of this makes much difference in the...

As if any of this makes much difference in the real world. You never heard any of these concerns about comparative diffraction between FF and MF film shooters. Perhaps someone can post some images...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
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At least you acknowledge the difference. A lot...

At least you acknowledge the difference. A lot depends on print size.
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,017
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Unless prices stay the same or go down, neither...

Unless prices stay the same or go down, neither of which is likely to happen, people will complain. I think most rational people would prefer higher prices to discontinuation of product, but at a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,337
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That Photobucket logo is really obnoxious.

That Photobucket logo is really obnoxious.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,337
Posted By ptpdprinter
We have been forced into it by film aficionados...

We have been forced into it by film aficionados who maintain that digital images aren't technically photographs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,337
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Folks, when are you going to smarten up and stop...

Folks, when are you going to smarten up and stop reading his blog? It's all clickbait.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,017
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I wonder at what price point film aficionados...

I wonder at what price point film aficionados will lose their enthusiasm. I am only shooting black and white film and the prices still seem reasonable.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
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They are both 24MP CMOS sensors. Maybe you’ll see...

They are both 24MP CMOS sensors. Maybe you’ll see a difference based on lenses. I tend to doubt it.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,456
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The buildings are identical. I guess they ordered...

The buildings are identical. I guess they ordered them through the Sears, Roebuck catalog.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,178
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My camera history is relatively simple. I began...

My camera history is relatively simple. I began using my father's Exakta VX with waist level finder in January, 1973. It was so unreliable that six months later I got a Pentax SP500 as a high school...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,365
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Fujifilm's new marketing effort is a good step....

Fujifilm's new marketing effort is a good step. Now if they would just stop discontinuing films. Not sure what films Kodak is considering reviving. Haven't heard much about the new Ektachrome since...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,915
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Was there another photographer that landed on...

Was there another photographer that landed on D-Day and published images? Or are 8 (or is it 11) all the images we have?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,091
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Or just ask the salesman demoing the camera....

Or just ask the salesman demoing the camera. Beats futzing around with the menus for ten minutes and giving up.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By ptpdprinter
Have you notified the buyer? What did he say?

Have you notified the buyer? What did he say?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,091
Posted By ptpdprinter
So you spent ten minutes trying to figure it out...

So you spent ten minutes trying to figure it out and didn't ask the salesman demoing the camera?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By ptpdprinter
How many custom ribbon circuits for cameras have...

How many custom ribbon circuits for cameras have you fabricated? Just wondering how much of this is theory rather than practice? My own experience working on non-camera ribbon circuits is that they...
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