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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Posted By nightfly
Filter size doesn't matter, I never use...

Filter size doesn't matter, I never use them.

Vintage look is fine, the 1.2 is unneccessary for my needs and bigger than I'd like.

The crown goes to the Leica or the Rokkor, whichever I find...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Posted By nightfly
Sounds like I want the Cron. Thanks.

Sounds like I want the Cron.

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Posted By nightfly
40mm for Leica m9 - Leica/Minolta or CV?

Which lens would pair better with an M9 a Leica or Minolta 40mm Summicron or a Cosina Nokton Classic 40mm/1.4? They are going for around the same price give or take $100. Not really concerned about...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By nightfly
I don't even know why they included the black and...

I don't even know why they included the black and white work frankly. They felt like an afterthought at best.

After seeing these beautiful color projections, I had absolutely zero desire to see his...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By nightfly
If you like what you've got, I'd stick with it...

If you like what you've got, I'd stick with it unless the shot to shot buffer issue is making you miss photos.

Why complicate things?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
That one looks good. I bought and returned a...

That one looks good.

I bought and returned a plain Adidas one. I might be giving up.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By nightfly
It's an M9

It's an M9
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer...

Thanks for the additional suggestions. The Aer Day Sling 2 looks closest to what I'm looing for although the main pocket looks too thin.

Not really interested in the Domke/Filson/Army Surplus style...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
Yeah I figure for $70 it should be close to...

Yeah I figure for $70 it should be close to perfect.

Can probably find a simpler one with some poking around an REI or similar store.

The Moment has a nice structure to it, but the Peak Design one...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day...

Update, got the Moment pack (Amazon same day shipping).

Nice bag but it's going back. It's a good size but they stupidly have a small zippered pouch that extends above the main compartment and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,595
Posted By nightfly
Don't really see what the point of making such a...

Don't really see what the point of making such a small body when the lenses are so large. It looks neat but those L mounts are pretty big.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
Either a 35/2 or a 28/3.5 so both pretty small...

Either a 35/2 or a 28/3.5 so both pretty small lenses.

Really the Moment one looks like what i want. I'm sure the Topos would work too but don't really care for the looks of them with extra tabs and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
I like the look of the Moment one. I looked at it...

I like the look of the Moment one. I looked at it a few weeks back and then forgot about it.

Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By nightfly
Small fanny pack/sling bag for M9 with attached lens?

Anyone find a good fanny pack/hip pack/sling bag for just an M9 with attached lens?

I've got a Peak Everyday Sling, the 5L version which is wonderful but too big for just the camera.

Want something...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-24-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190619-R0000751-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190619-R0000751-Edit.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
Posted By nightfly
Only if the camera in question uses an...

Only if the camera in question uses an incompatible image format natively.

My Ricoh GR II is much newer than my version of Lightroom and it works fine. I think the native format of the GR is DNG so...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
Posted By nightfly
Your $300 purchase of Capture doesn't stop...

Your $300 purchase of Capture doesn't stop working if you don't upgrade or give Capture One more money, so it differs in that essential way.

Adobe no longer sells it's software stand alone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,793
Posted By nightfly
Do or do not. Who cares. People, mostly other...

Do or do not. Who cares.

People, mostly other photographers, are curious about cameras, having or not having a logo invites or discourages attention/conversation.

Some see taping as pretension,...
Forum: Photo Software 06-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,106
Posted By nightfly
For my needs, the standalone Lightroom 4 on my...

For my needs, the standalone Lightroom 4 on my computer is fine along with the standalone Photoshop CS6 when I need it for doing things with layers and LUTs. They work with the cameras I currently...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 23,976
Posted By nightfly
Late to this thread but love this image:

Late to this thread but love this image:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 23,976
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg...

http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000673-Edit.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 7,760
Posted By nightfly
Looking at the examples posted I think, as many...

Looking at the examples posted I think, as many things on the internet, that the "problems" with it on digital in color are exaggerated at best and probably won't effect any real world use.

I've got...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
Posted By nightfly
This is the raison d'ętre of the internet. It's...

This is the raison d'ętre of the internet.

It's the equivalent to I liked that band before they were famous...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,614
Posted By nightfly
"Get off my lawn"

"Get off my lawn"
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By nightfly
I think it's the licensing agreement for CC. My...

I think it's the licensing agreement for CC. My understanding is it's the result of losing a patent case with someone who's IP is in earlier versions of CC.

It may also apply to the stand alone...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By nightfly
I saw this and was going to post. It's basically...

I saw this and was going to post. It's basically why I never bought into CC and have been using the last stand alone versions of Lightroom and Photoshop for the past several years. That and the fact...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-15-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
One thing I would say, which you probably know...

One thing I would say, which you probably know already since you've been doing this since the 80's, is that it helps is to study people who you think are good at it and see how they handle the frame....
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-15-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190419-R0000702-Edit.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Like these last two, especially the brownish...

Like these last two, especially the brownish tones. Kinda Portra-esque. Sorry for your loss(es).

Used my GR 2 quite a bit in Japan for street photos and while I don't feel a need for the 3, I'm very...
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By nightfly
The coffee at Eataly isn't bad but yeah for a...

The coffee at Eataly isn't bad but yeah for a city with great food, the coffee is pretty terrible, even at places that think they make good coffee.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By nightfly
Crumpler used to make nice inserts that had the...

Crumpler used to make nice inserts that had the advantage of a drawstring top to keep camera from sliding out when you needed it but gets out of the way when you don't.

Sadly it doesn't look like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
Posted By nightfly
My only point was that if you look at the...

My only point was that if you look at the finished product, the print, there isn't anything that HCB did in particular in his development or printing process that is worthy of particular praise or...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By nightfly
Subways are f*cked on the weekends as others have...

Subways are f*cked on the weekends as others have said. Google Maps does subway directions pretty well.

I would say get out of Times Square unless you want to see other tourists. Anyone who lives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
Posted By nightfly
A good cure for HCB worship is to go see a large...

A good cure for HCB worship is to go see a large collection of his work in person.

While still appreciating his eye, you will likely be less enamored of his technique, equipment or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,172
Posted By nightfly
If you see his prints in person, there's really...

If you see his prints in person, there's really nothing special about the printing or developing. Certainly nothing you'd want to emulate particularly.

Unlike someone like Salagado where the prints...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By nightfly
It's through December 8th so plenty of time.

It's through December 8th so plenty of time.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-03-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
Good to hear as this was not the strong suit of...

Good to hear as this was not the strong suit of the previous model.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By nightfly
Gary Winogrand Color at the Brooklyn Musueum

Went to the opening of Gary Winogrand, Color at the Brooklyn Museum last night. Great exhibit, an entire room with multiple ceiling projectors showing his original Kodachromes on opposite walls....
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By nightfly
Yup, you are right. Forgot about that folder....

Yup, you are right.

Forgot about that folder. That's what I was looking for.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,648
Posted By nightfly
I'm glad Leica sells these so they can stay in...

I'm glad Leica sells these so they can stay in business and I can keep buying cameras that will actually see use. However, I wouldn't buy one given all the money in the world.

I don't get...
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By nightfly
Good options, thanks. Am I crazy or does anyone...

Good options, thanks.

Am I crazy or does anyone else remember when this was the default behavior for Dropbox?
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By nightfly
Sharing photos online privately

I could have sworn that Dropbox used to have a feature that if you put up a folder of photos, it would show them as a slideshow, either by default or through an obvious button.

I know I used to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-28-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000640.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190417-R0000640.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,556
Posted By nightfly
Been bouncing back and forth between 28, 35 and...

Been bouncing back and forth between 28, 35 and 50. I find the more I'm shooting, the better I'm able to utilize a wider lens.

If I haven't shot for a while, the 50 works well but eventually, I like...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By nightfly
My printer, an Epson 3800, was being a pain in...

My printer, an Epson 3800, was being a pain in the *ss and I needed to do some prints for exhibition. Adorma Pix has their printing facility about a 10 minute bike ride from my house so I printed...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By nightfly
How much is that lens conversion to M mount? Is...

How much is that lens conversion to M mount?

Is it fiddly to use in real life?

I love the quality of the lens. Something about the Zeiss optics makes colors really pop.

I have a T4 that works...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,546
Posted By nightfly
I'm not sure I understand how an M9 is slow. You...

I'm not sure I understand how an M9 is slow.

You turn it on and it starts right up. You can flip the switch and it's on before it gets to your eye. You set your shutter speed and aperture and snap a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,546
Posted By nightfly
I have had 2 sensor replacements (both done for...

I have had 2 sensor replacements (both done for free) on an M9 I bought used.

I still love the camera and the images it produces, but I no longer trust it. I'm hoping that the above post about the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-24-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for this. I have a bunch of GR II files I...

Thanks for this.

I have a bunch of GR II files I might play with just to see.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Beautiful image. Seems maybe a little improved...

Beautiful image.

Seems maybe a little improved over the GR II but it might be RPP64.

I assume this refers to Raw Photo Processor.

Wondering if you can share your workflow. I've played with it a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Thanks. I'm always curious what people use the...

Thanks.

I'm always curious what people use the ridiculously high ISO settings on modern cameras for. I generally manage to stay below 1600 in most situations I encounter in real life.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
What are you shooting, black panthers in the...

What are you shooting, black panthers in the jungle at night?
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20190330-R0000495.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20190330-R0000495.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
Posted By nightfly
Wouldn't a 23mm lens exhibit more barrel...

Wouldn't a 23mm lens exhibit more barrel distortion than a 35mm lens?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
Posted By nightfly
I think from a practical perspective, you might...

I think from a practical perspective, you might be better off using a full frame camera which will allow you to use a less wide angle lens to get the same angle of view with less of what you are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By nightfly
I'm not concerned about the cards or backup....

I'm not concerned about the cards or backup. Haven't had issues in the past. Don't shoot that much that I need space. Still have photos on the card in one camera from a trip to Italy in 2017 and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the ideas. Exactly what I needed. ...

Thanks for the ideas. Exactly what I needed.

I've got the software loaded up on the Air so I'll use that. Might not even bring the iPad. Will keep me from binging on news when I'm away.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By nightfly
How do you deal with your digital images on the road?

Going on a trip and bringing two digital cameras (a Fuji GFX 50R and a Ricoh GR II). I'm bringing an old Macbook Air in case I need to do some work stuff and possibly an iPad for entertainment.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By nightfly
The short answer is yes. The image quality will...

The short answer is yes. The image quality will be better.

The longer answer is that it will be different. Shallower depth of field, more subtle color gradations. Like with film, medium format...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,113
Posted By nightfly
The true digital version of the Ricoh GR1: 1)...

The true digital version of the Ricoh GR1:

1) Aperture settings on top wheel replacing the PASM dial (basically defaults to aperture priority or you can put in A) like the film version
2) Little LCD...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By nightfly
Funny, after 2 sensor replacements I still think...

Funny, after 2 sensor replacements I still think my M9 takes the same great photos it always has.

I just no longer trust it for must have photos from travel since both times my sensor problems...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-14-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,614
Posted By nightfly
The Ricoh GR has the option of live view 28/35/47...

The Ricoh GR has the option of live view 28/35/47 cropping and you can program a button dedicated to it. It's very convenient.

It's APS-C, but it does exist. Good in a pinch but I wouldn't buy any...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
I tried the finder for awhile, I got one of the...

I tried the finder for awhile, I got one of the Ricoh ones with one of my GR's as a bundle. I feel more engaged when shooting through a finder than looking at a screen but ultimately, the portability...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,063
Posted By nightfly
What got stripped? I'm happy with my GR II...

What got stripped?

I'm happy with my GR II (actually was happy with my GR but sold it to get a Fuji XE 2 with a 28 equivalent which turned out to be a mistake and re-bought the GR II), but am...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
For me the biggest issue is that the grip is too...

For me the biggest issue is that the grip is too shallow and no on makes one of those grip extenders, yet. I wish it had a grip more like the X-1D.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
For me the more valid and apt size comparison is...

For me the more valid and apt size comparison is a Mamiya 7. And it feels about the same size. Coming from mostly manual focus cameras, the auto focus speed isn't an issue for me. Bought it,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
I think if you look at an image directlyfrom the...

I think if you look at an image directlyfrom the camera and unmolested by Flickr's upload algorithms, you'll be pleasantly surprised. They really are beautiful and get better the more you zoom in....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,357
Posted By nightfly
How are you liking that RX0? I recently saw...

How are you liking that RX0?

I recently saw something about them and am very curious.

How is it to use in practice and do you have any images to share or link to?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Blame Daido Moriyama. None of these guys have...

Blame Daido Moriyama.

None of these guys have realized that he's moved on to color (and other cameras, I hear).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,357
Posted By nightfly
I realize this isn't really a discussion but...

I realize this isn't really a discussion but rather a provocation like most of your posts (which for the record I like) but I'll bite and say that a GR either digital or analog, does fit in all but...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Ricoh isn't doing themselves any favors with the...

Ricoh isn't doing themselves any favors with the folks doing early reviews:

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/21/special-report-shooting-street-photography-with-the-ricoh-gr-iii-in-nyc/

The...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
How big an improvement is this over the GR II?...

How big an improvement is this over the GR II?

Personally I'd pick up a GR II at half the price if I didn't already have one. When It breaks (which it eventually will) the GR III will be down to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,527
Posted By nightfly
I shot for years without a meter with a Holga,...

I shot for years without a meter with a Holga, Leica M4-P, Rolleicord V etc.

Mostly this was black and white film but sometimes negative and even slide film.

You get really good at it and it ceases...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,365
Posted By nightfly
Let me know when they reintroduce Kodachrome and...

Let me know when they reintroduce Kodachrome and the labs to develop it.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By nightfly
Realize there's so much subjectivity I'm probably...

Realize there's so much subjectivity I'm probably best off downloading a sample photo taken with a camera lens combo I'd be likely to use and sending it off to be printed the way I'd print it.

Just...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By nightfly
What's the upper limit of APS-C for printing

This is a bit of a subjective question, but I'm wondering what people find are the upper limits of APS-C cameras like the Fuji X series and the Leica CL for quality output.

I've gotten 20 x 24...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,140
Posted By nightfly
Two things I've learned from traveling with both...

Two things I've learned from traveling with both film and digital cameras:

1) I tend to shoot a lot more when I travel. Many of the photos are more "here I was" than anything artistic or meaningful...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By nightfly
Personally, I don't have a bias against turn it...

Personally, I don't have a bias against turn it on and have the lens extend and the film advance automatically, so give me a Ricoh GR1 or a Yashica T4. The turn on time is less than the time to bring...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-09-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By nightfly
Exporting from Lightroom for print

I'm having some photos printed for a show.

When I export them from Lightroom I can either export them with the export dialog or use the print to file option in the print screen.

I'm wondering which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-07-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By nightfly
Custom grip for Fuji?

Anyone have suggestions for who to contact to get a custom grip for the Fuji GFX R?

Love the camera but the grip isn't really as prominent as it should be for a camera this size that begs to be used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,287
Posted By nightfly
No strap. M Grip (the thing that replaces the...

No strap. M Grip (the thing that replaces the baseplate and has a handle) on M4-P and M9.

if I'm shooting camera is in my hand. If I'm not it's in a bag with an insert.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,091
Posted By nightfly
I don't quite understand what the appeal of these...

I don't quite understand what the appeal of these cameras are as opposed to DSLRs when the lenses are so large and the bodies are marginally smaller and less bulky.

Is getting rid of the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,674
Posted By nightfly
It means it will be several times the price of...

It means it will be several times the price of the older iteration of the same lense which will henceforth become known as the "non-ASPH" version.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By nightfly
Both times I found the dreaded purple line, it...

Both times I found the dreaded purple line, it was after returning from trips to places I probably won't be again for awhile.

I fixed the issue on the photos I wanted to print by going into...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By nightfly
What did you replace them with? Anytime this...

What did you replace them with?

Anytime this happens with my M9, I think about getting rid of it. Then I look around the market, read some reviews (Sony's too fidgety, Fuji not full frame etc) shoot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By nightfly
Had that, twice on my M9. They replaced my sensor...

Had that, twice on my M9. They replaced my sensor both times for free, most recently last summer 2018 after I think they officially stopped doing this.

Unfortunately, the remedy was to send the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,597
Posted By nightfly
I think most artists peak and consensus seems to...

I think most artists peak and consensus seems to form around their best period.

With photography because it's a technical art, the medium the photographer was using at the time of that peak become...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-28-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,257
Posted By nightfly
Fuji GFX R- Very subjective first impressions

I received my pre-ordered Fuji GFX R with the 63mm lens the day before X Mas.

Figured I'd give some preliminary first impressions for anyone interested along with a few photos.

A little...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-14-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By nightfly
Would love to hear more about your experiences...

Would love to hear more about your experiences with the 50R and the 63 and see some photos if you've got any you'd like to share.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By nightfly
I'm in same boat as you taemo and was thinking of...

I'm in same boat as you taemo and was thinking of the same cameras. Everything I've read led me to believe I wouldn't like a Sony. Everyone seems to say it makes great images but the user experience...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By nightfly
Which lens for Fuji GFX R

I checked out the new GFX R at B&H yesterday. They have one for display but aren't getting any stock for a few weeks.

I'm pretty much set on buying one with one of the lens deals. So I'm trying to...
Forum: Travel 11-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By nightfly
Quick trip to London and Paris, photo suggestions

Have a quick trip with 4 days in London and about 24 hours in Paris coming up and was looking for some suggestions of places to photograph.

More interested in street and quirky or unique...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,791
Posted By nightfly
Leica M4-P. If you don't buy a Leica now, you...

Leica M4-P.

If you don't buy a Leica now, you will eventually so just cut to the chase. It will save you time and money buying and selling other cameras so is a cost saver in the end.

My M4-P as...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By nightfly
I will probably buy one before the end of the...

I will probably buy one before the end of the year while the body + lens deals are still going.

Waiting till they actually ship to read some real world reviews.

I've found myself wanting the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,935
Posted By nightfly
Understand the differentiators, thanks. I wasn't...

Understand the differentiators, thanks.

I wasn't getting what the hype was about but at least I'm clear now.

Appreciate the education.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,935
Posted By nightfly
I don't have a horse in the race. I don't care...

I don't have a horse in the race. I don't care about the mirror bump per se. Was just wondering about it.

I've only seen them in photos and without any scale they look like the size of DSLRs, if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,935
Posted By nightfly
What's the appeal of new mirrorless cameras?

Something that's been baffling me a bit lately is the appeal of the new mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon.

I had thought that the appeal of mirrorless cameras was that they could be made...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2018
Replies: 679
Views: 85,331
Posted By nightfly
http://www.robertgruber.com/20181103-DSC00469.jpg

http://www.robertgruber.com/20181103-DSC00469.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By nightfly
The answer is Kodachrome. Most of the people...

The answer is Kodachrome.

Most of the people cited (Alex Webb, Harry Gruyaert, Joel Meyerwitz) shot Kodachrome, which gave that very intense color that looks so distinctive, particularly today. The...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the suggestions. Would love to see...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Would love to see some Martin Parr or other more modern color work.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
Would love to hear more about this as there isn't...

Would love to hear more about this as there isn't much on the internet besides the original announcement and accompanying propaganda. A first hand impression would be much appreciated.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-31-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By nightfly
Any good photography exhibits in London in December?

Have an opportunity to go to London for a few days in early December. Wondering if there are any good photography (or other fine art) exhibits going on. Last time I was there I caught the...
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,088
Posted By nightfly
If it's full frame, I could be interested. I...

If it's full frame, I could be interested.

I like the concept. The camera is just for shooting and everything else happens external. More film like in some ways.

However, I bet it uses some sort...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By nightfly
I had mine replaced twice. No charge either time....

I had mine replaced twice. No charge either time. I purchased the camera used originally so I have no idea if either was in warranty. The second time took much less time than the first. I think they...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By nightfly
I don't think New York in the 70's was a more...

I don't think New York in the 70's was a more friendly place than it is today. Quite the opposite.

With everyone shooting photos all the time with their phones, if anything people are less conscious...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-05-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By nightfly
I used to not get him.His photographs are much...

I used to not get him.His photographs are much more complex than someone like Henri Cartier Bresson and there are a lot of misses with the hits, probably due to the sheer volume of his...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By nightfly
Used Leica body is same as any of these new and...

Used Leica body is same as any of these new and will probably result in better photos if you can live without all the extras.

I have a used M9 and have had sensor problems twice, which was annoying,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By nightfly
Saw this last week. Very good and inspiring doc....

Saw this last week. Very good and inspiring doc. His ability to use a 28mm lens to its fullest was really inspiring. The density and complexity of his photos is really amazing, as was his color work...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By nightfly
I know you said new but used M9 or M240 not...

I know you said new but used M9 or M240 not terribly far off what what some of these new bodies will cost you. New Canon is $3k. Sony's are about 2K and Nikon around the same. Has Panasonic announced...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-01-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
I used to use the accessory finder, the GV-2,...

I used to use the accessory finder, the GV-2, with mine that came in a package deal when I bought the GR I think. But in practical use, it just makes it more cumbersome and I got used to using this...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
No and no. I've owned a couple of film GRs and...

No and no.

I've owned a couple of film GRs and The GRD I, III and the GR I and II.

I would say no, they won't give you as much pleasure as the film GR. The film version was an almost perfect...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
His early color digital images kind of...

His early color digital images kind of sucked.

Don't know what he's using but they've gotten a lot better probably as he's gotten more familiar with the medium and the technology. The latest Tokyo...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
It's the same sensor as the Hassy X-1D in a less...

It's the same sensor as the Hassy X-1D in a less elegant but still pretty nice body with a decent selection of lenses.

I dunno, to me it's the digital Mamiya 7 (I know it's much smaller than 6 x 7...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By nightfly
Is there really not a thread yet about the Fuji gfx 50r?

This camera looks insane.

Same sensor as all the other digital medium format cameras have but in a nice light body with rangefinder styling.

Will wait to see what reviews are like but I'm pretty...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-25-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Well, at least I don't have to replace my...

Well, at least I don't have to replace my GRII.

Nothing to see here really, glad they didn't ruin it.

Should be happy for a new camera announcement that I don't want to buy.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,041
Posted By nightfly
No strap. Have the Leica grip on M9 and my M4-P....

No strap.

Have the Leica grip on M9 and my M4-P. Camera is either in my hand or in my bag.

Never clicked with straps. Also never dropped a camera, as that is usually the next question.

Even with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2018
Replies: 679
Views: 85,331
Posted By nightfly
http://www.robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg

http://www.robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By nightfly
The only digital camera I've ever used that...

The only digital camera I've ever used that approximates it's equivalent film camera is a Leica M9. I can pretty much use it exactly like my M4-P and "forget" that it's digital.

There is nothing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By nightfly
Everyone always touts the Sony RX100 but the...

Everyone always touts the Sony RX100 but the sensor is so much smaller than APS-C (Ricoh, Fuji) that I don't quite understand how it's in same league despite being similarly priced.

Maybe the Sony...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By nightfly
If you can live with a fixed 28mm Ricoh GR. Most...

If you can live with a fixed 28mm Ricoh GR. Most like old, premium 90's P&S. Good interface, lens, sensor.

I use the crop 28/35/47 mode more than I thought I would to "switch" focal lengths. Such a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 3,982
Posted By nightfly
Guess I was looking for images shot by folks here...

Guess I was looking for images shot by folks here on the RFF.

I'm fairly proficient in the Google.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-25-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 3,982
Posted By nightfly
My interested is piqued. Anyone care to post...

My interested is piqued.

Anyone care to post some color images?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2018
Replies: 679
Views: 85,331
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg htt...

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000447.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000448.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180722-R0000449.jpg
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-19-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,700
Posted By nightfly
It's curious to me the choices they made with...

It's curious to me the choices they made with this camera.

If it's intended for people who want more control than a phone offers, why remove the dedicated dials from the X70 that appeal to more...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-17-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Would love a full frame GR but not holding my...

Would love a full frame GR but not holding my breath.

Been using my GR II more and more lately and am very happy with the results. Haven't taken my M9 out in awhile, it's starting to feel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,380
Posted By nightfly
I don't think Stephen Shore is a good argument in...

I don't think Stephen Shore is a good argument in favor of digital as his new work is terrible. I say this as a big fan of stuff from the 70's.

His stuff on Instagram and his photos of the sidewalk...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-11-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-07-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 72,936
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180531-R0000385.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-01-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,467
Posted By nightfly
Throw...

Throw away:

https://www.ebay.com/p/Leica-CM-35mm-Point-Shoot-Film-Camera/52119999
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-24-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By nightfly
Can't you fix the mount issue pretty easily with...

Can't you fix the mount issue pretty easily with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Mount-Replacement-Camera-Bodies/dp/B00OI8WK1M
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-23-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By nightfly
GR is great and I would take it over any APS-C or...

GR is great and I would take it over any APS-C or mirrorless alternative. I take mine on every trip. I once sold mine and tried a Fuji XE-2 with a 28 and regretted it. Fought with the metering the...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,523
Posted By nightfly
I usually take my M9 with one or two lenses and...

I usually take my M9 with one or two lenses and my Ricoh GR.

GR covers 28 (35 and 47 if you don't mind the in camera crop) and times you don't want to carry the M9.

The M9 and a 35 or 50 (and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-14-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180511-R0000325.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180511-R0000325.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By nightfly
Camera is on way back. The invoice I got says...

Camera is on way back.

The invoice I got says "sensor out of tolerence, ccd pixel error". Fixed for free but I'm wondering how reliable this M9 is going forward. Seems like this happens when I...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-09-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180508-R0000319.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180508-R0000319.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By nightfly
I find whenever I look for a new camera bag of...

I find whenever I look for a new camera bag of any sort, I never find what I want and go back to an insert put in a regular bag. For someone who has one Leica body with one lens attached and perhaps...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-24-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180422-R0000307.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180422-R0000307.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By nightfly
I had one fitted to my Rolleicord V by Harry...

I had one fitted to my Rolleicord V by Harry Fleenor in Manhattan Beach. Vast improvement.

http://www.rolleirepairs.com/maxscreen.htm
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
Really like colors of these and the photos on...

Really like colors of these and the photos on your website.

They have a nice slightly desaturated film-ish look like Portra.

Would you mind sharing some of your post processing technique?
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 04-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 5,474
Posted By nightfly
Wow, that blue bus picture is incredible...

Wow, that blue bus picture is incredible looking.

Would really like one of these, maybe in a few years when I can grab one used.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,376
Posted By nightfly
I got mine replaced in 2015. Worked great till I...

I got mine replaced in 2015. Worked great till I recently noticed a similar issue to the one that caused me to send in initially. Might just be stuck pixels or something but I'm waiting to hear back...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-15-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By nightfly
I don't really care about adapting lenses. I...

I don't really care about adapting lenses. I might do it but not as my primary glass. Would rather go with one or two of the Zeiss lenses and take advantage of autofocus etc. I've always like the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By nightfly
I'm guess I'm not all the clear on the...

I'm guess I'm not all the clear on the distinctions between the A7 series and the A7R (or S for that matter). More than just number of pixels?

As far as the 24 vs 42 mp sensor, is the look of the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,490
Posted By nightfly
Which Sony for frustrated M9 User?

So my M9 is going back again for sensor issues and I'm seriously considering a full frame Sony to augment or replace it at least for travel.

However their product line is pretty confusing and I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,376
Posted By nightfly
Assuming an M-10 isn't an option? Personally...

Assuming an M-10 isn't an option?

Personally none of the other Leica's appeal to me. I'm sending my M9 in for yet another sensor problem. If I were in your shoes, which I may be shortly, not sure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By nightfly
Been round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop...

Been round tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop and using the healing brush with the shift key held down which seems to work.

Just frustrating to have it happen twice.

Contacted Leica and they told...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By nightfly
I had the same issues when I sent my camera in...

I had the same issues when I sent my camera in for sensor repair from Leica, NJ in 2015.

Sent it to them in June. Got it back in September but zero communication in between. Kept bugging them, then...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By nightfly
M9 Sensor Problems After Replacement

I had the sensor in my M9 replaced in 2015.

Just got back from a trip to Cambodia and while reviewing my photos I see a vertical line on all of my photos. A similar problem is what prompted Leica to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,501
Posted By nightfly
I'm X-Pro 2 curious as well. Have an M9 which I...

I'm X-Pro 2 curious as well. Have an M9 which I love but occasionally I pine for something more automatic that can take a zoom for travel.

However I briefly owned an XE-2 and I found I fought with...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180330-R0000199.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180330-R0000199.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-20-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,261
Posted By nightfly
Any other options, perhaps not so rare? Curious...

Any other options, perhaps not so rare? Curious about this now. Would go up to 50mm.

I actually miss the Tessar on my Yashica t4 for the same reason. Great color saturation and look but don't want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,664
Posted By nightfly
Lovely photo. Always been curious about this...

Lovely photo.

Always been curious about this Sony mostly because I like the body style.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,664
Posted By nightfly
M9 with 50mm Summicron (pictured with 35mm...

M9 with 50mm Summicron (pictured with 35mm summicron)

http://robertgruber.com/leica.jpg
Forum: Travel 02-23-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By nightfly
Overnight in Hong Kong tips

Heading to Cambodia at the end of March and have a long layover in Hong Kong. Want to go into Hong Kong and stay overnight and explore a bit.

Photographically, I'm interested in the neon light, Wong...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-13-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180204-R0000150.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180204-R0000150.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-09-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Only rumors I've seen seem fairly far...

Only rumors I've seen seem fairly far fetched:

https://pentaxrumors.com/2018/01/03/ricoh-pentax-gr-e-full-frame-curved-sensor-camera-rumors/

Full frame, curved sensor, blah blah

I'd buy one in a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-09-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 19,857
Posted By nightfly
Have no idea if a III is coming but I've owned...

Have no idea if a III is coming but I've owned the I and the II and they were pretty much identical. I think they added WiFi which I never use but otherwise I can't tell the difference.

Really good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By nightfly
There's a place in Park Slope, Accurate...

There's a place in Park Slope, Accurate Photoshop:

http://www.accuratephotoshop.com/

639 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215--4809
ph: 718-832-8899
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By nightfly
If you can find a copy of Darkroom by Lustrum...

If you can find a copy of Darkroom by Lustrum Press they have Ralph Gibson's developing routine which I think Tri-X overexposed and developed for 9 minutes in Rodinal 1:25 as mentioned above.
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-10-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
http://robertgruber.com/20180106-R0000147.jpg

http://robertgruber.com/20180106-R0000147.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-10-2018
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
These are lovely. Is that cyan color grading in...

These are lovely.

Is that cyan color grading in camera or post?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By nightfly
Coming from film, I still use digital in the same...

Coming from film, I still use digital in the same way. One shot of any given subject. I don't bracket or try it a million times.

I try to pre-visualize or failing that often pick up the camera and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By nightfly
Man that Tamarac and that Topo look absolutely...

Man that Tamarac and that Topo look absolutely giant to me and very boxy.

I would look at the small Domkes or the Billinghams if you're fancy....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By nightfly
Color or B&W primarily? Ironically I think...

Color or B&W primarily?

Ironically I think medium format black and white and digital are actually closer to one another look wise (smoother, less crunchy, flatter curve) than digital is to 35mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-03-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,725
Posted By nightfly
Besides the ISO which requires a back button...

Besides the ISO which requires a back button press, you can use an M9 exactly as you'd expect. I bought mine used, sans manual and never needed it.

The Ricoh GR can be used in a simple fashion but...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-14-2017
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,714
Posted By nightfly
Beautiful color

Beautiful color
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By nightfly
I would say no screen protector is fine. Have had...

I would say no screen protector is fine. Have had mine for many years without one and no issues after a lot of travel etc.

I don't use a strap so can't comment on lugs.

I use a max exposure of 640...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 8,276
Posted By nightfly
I've owned a v3 for a few years and had no issues...

I've owned a v3 for a few years and had no issues with it but decided I wanted a v4 because of the shorter focus throw and notched focusing tab.

Found a nice one and bought but ended up returning...
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,661
Posted By nightfly
You are discounting that for much of Adobe's...

You are discounting that for much of Adobe's market, professional graphic designers, there really isn't a substitute and that there is a network effect, if your clients and vendors use Adobe, you...
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,661
Posted By nightfly
I'm not sure why you say "obviously, many...

I'm not sure why you say "obviously, many customers prefer the subscription-license model", they don't really have a choice with most of their products. Lightroom was the last holdout.

From Adobe's...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,661
Posted By nightfly
I've been using Lightroom 4 for years. No desire...

I've been using Lightroom 4 for years. No desire for a subscription version.

Should probably try and snag the standalone version 6 while I still can. I found the last non-subscription version of...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By nightfly
This Guy Sliced Off the Viewfinder of His Sony Full Frame Camera

Thought people might enjoy this:

https://petapixel.com/2017/10/12/guy-sliced-off-viewfinder-sony-full-frame-camera/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,459
Posted By nightfly
Much like with film, bigger sensors seem to...

Much like with film, bigger sensors seem to provide more natural looking, richer color with less edgyness.

I don't really care much about sharpness or enlargement quality or high ISO performance but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By nightfly
What camera is this?

Saw this on the Persol sunglasses website and was wondering if anyone knew what camera it is?

http://www.persol.com/Content/images/product/boxes/reflex.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-31-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By nightfly
Would be curious about this as well. Happy with...

Would be curious about this as well. Happy with my M9 but down the road a used M10 would likely be my next camera. No interest in the 26x series for same reasons as above.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for this. I always wonder when I see...

Thanks for this.

I always wonder when I see photos from this era (not to take away from Joel as I love his composition as well) how much of my aesthetic pleasure from them comes from the way film of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By nightfly
I've shot for many years with just a 28 or just a...

I've shot for many years with just a 28 or just a 35 so I'm pretty comfortable with close distances.

Have just changed what I'm paying attention to and what is drawing my eye and a 50 feels about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By nightfly
Can manage just fine with V3. Just find I...

Can manage just fine with V3.

Just find I gravitate toward my 35mm and end up cropping because it is easier to use as I tend to shoot mostly street and focus quickly. Would rather use more of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By nightfly
The V4 Summicron looks like what I'd want so as...

The V4 Summicron looks like what I'd want so as not to sacrifice any speed. Although the Summarit is a good option as well, thanks.

If anyone would want to trade a V4 for a V3 in excellent condition...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By nightfly
50mm most similar to 35 Summicron functionality wise

I've got a 35mm Summicron v3 with the little focusing tab that is a joy to use. However I've been getting into a more narrow mode of shooting/seeing and would love to get a 50 that is as easy to use...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By nightfly
Does the 90mm Elmar C have particularly "clicky" apertures and looser ring?

Just got a 90m Elmar C in bargain condition from KEH. It looks really nice and way above Bargain as most KEH products do. One issue I noticed is that the aperture stops are kind of loud and "clicky"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,140
Posted By nightfly
Most Fun: Leica M4-P, M9 or anything that stays...

Most Fun:
Leica M4-P, M9 or anything that stays out of your way and lets you do what you want.
Holga (no options just shoot)
Ricoh GR (film) aperture priority, SNAP mode, a little negative exposure...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-08-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By nightfly
Used M9 or 240. Easier to dip your feet in the...

Used M9 or 240. Easier to dip your feet in the water, similar to film M, if you like it but want something a little thinner and newer you can sell it and get an M10.

To me the Q seems a little...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,644
Posted By nightfly
Why wouldn't the proposed border adjustment tax...

Why wouldn't the proposed border adjustment tax apply to Leica USA importing cameras from Leica Germany to sell in the US? From what little detail has been given about it, it seems like it would. The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By nightfly
The $22 battery is much more palatable than the...

The $22 battery is much more palatable than the $160 Leica one but only if it actually works. I know people will say why gripe about a $160 battery for a $7000 camera but really it's pure price...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By nightfly
Strange M9 Battery Issues

I've been having two strange, possibly related battery issues with my M9 which are driving me a little crazy:

1) Turn camera on, battery at 75-100%, take a shot, let it write to card, review it,...
Forum: Lomography 02-22-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,547
Posted By nightfly
Really like this series. Keep posting.

Really like this series. Keep posting.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By nightfly
This happens to a lot of photo books. They are...

This happens to a lot of photo books. They are printed in small runs and when they go out of print the prices get astronomical.

Not sure about EU availability but this is a good place to...
Forum: Lomography 02-21-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,547
Posted By nightfly
Thanks for the detailed answer. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the detailed answer. Much appreciated.
Forum: Lomography 02-21-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,547
Posted By nightfly
Really like the look of those photos Huss. Nice...

Really like the look of those photos Huss. Nice work. Both the B&W and colors especially are really lovely.

Is there an annoying amount of post required on a digital M to take away obvious flaws?...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-21-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,157
Posted By nightfly
F3Xb is pretty big. I use one for a Mamiya 7 with...

F3Xb is pretty big. I use one for a Mamiya 7 with an extra lens and it's borderline too big for that. Think a small rangefinder would swim in one.

Wish there was something along the lines of an F5xb...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-20-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,395
Posted By nightfly
I own an M9 and saw no reason to look at an M240...

I own an M9 and saw no reason to look at an M240 or any of its variants- bigger, heavier with features I didn't want or need and files that looked worse to my eyes.

The M10 looks like an improvement...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,516
Posted By nightfly
I shot with a Holga for a year or two pretty much...

I shot with a Holga for a year or two pretty much exclusively which has zero adjustments. There is a little slider that is supposed to change the aperture but in reality the hole is bigger than the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-17-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,254
Posted By nightfly
Sounds like you are keeping Leica in business and...

Sounds like you are keeping Leica in business and sending your Leica dealer's kids to college. Good on you.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-16-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,254
Posted By nightfly
I love my M9. The files are beautiful and it...

I love my M9. The files are beautiful and it feels like I'm using a camera, not a computer. It's a digital version of my M4-P, almost. The first time I used it my thumb went to the (non-existant)...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,174
Posted By nightfly
The usual suggestion of getting a normal bag that...

The usual suggestion of getting a normal bag that fits what you want and then buying a camera insert applies here.

Every so often I look at "camera" bags and am ultimately disappointed (or too...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,174
Posted By nightfly
Does the 5X-B have any sort of slip pocket for a...

Does the 5X-B have any sort of slip pocket for a small journal or book or is the only pocket the main one. Hard to tell from photos.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,991
Posted By nightfly
Yes. That's why I like them. I don't buy them...

Yes. That's why I like them. I don't buy them new, but I do buy them.
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