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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-25-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,903
Posted By RayPA
I see the bug on mine, too, but, when I...

I see the bug on mine, too, but, when I pixel-peep the shots, I'm not seeing the change in the images.





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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By RayPA
Haha! Yes, literally in his own world! /

Haha! Yes, literally in his own world!



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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By RayPA
Some of Outtakes from the Day

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7828501422_0df6e3c30f_z.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7828501288_874d6af7bf_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7828500594_3a925fae78_z.jpg

http://f...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,870
Posted By RayPA
Congrats! And thanks, Kent! /

Congrats! And thanks, Kent!




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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By RayPA
Interesting. thanks for the story. This was an...

Interesting. thanks for the story.
This was an interesting place to leave off:
"It [I]is also retraining photographers to better create a scene without a camera."




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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-22-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 9,575
Posted By RayPA
Nice work, everyone

===My Finalists===

1. In Gorky Park
2. Fairground Ride
3. Arrival

===My Honorable Mentions====

Alone
Sun Dance
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-20-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 18,024
Posted By RayPA
Since when did you get so cocky, Ted? It must be...

Since when did you get so cocky, Ted? It must be all that coffee you're ingesting up there. :p When are we going to see you in the bay area again?


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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,067
Posted By RayPA
Worth it. I really like the EVF on my G1. /

Worth it. I really like the EVF on my G1.




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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,702
Posted By RayPA
That's one I noticed too, Keith. This...

That's one I noticed too, Keith. This (http://photo.yodobashi.com/fujix/gallery/xpro1/10.html) one stuck out as well. Not sure what's happening in the oof areas, but it's kind of ugly.



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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,501
Posted By RayPA
It's about time we heard this from someone at...

It's about time we heard this from someone at Kodak. For years, it seems as if they've been treating their film business like a red-headed stepchild.




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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By RayPA
Anyone Else Participating in 'Darkening'

SOPA and PIPA protests. Flickr allows you to darken your photos. For example, one of my photos darkened (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6455459823/). Anyone else doing this, or if you're...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-27-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 9,877
Posted By RayPA
good topic. I think that photographers should...

good topic.

I think that photographers should gift and trade their photos with other photographers—likewise with photo books (my preferred method of presentation). It's kind of like a 'professional...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2011
Replies: 163
Views: 51,207
Posted By RayPA
Niiiiice work, Roland. /

Niiiiice work, Roland.


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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
Another example of sourcing Google Street View...

Another example of sourcing Google Street View (http://aaronhobson.com/gsv1.html).




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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
+1 :)

+1 :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
This is my main reason for arguing against...

This is my main reason for arguing against Polaroids being 'influential'. The camera and system--while unique, significant, and popular--didn't really impact the development of camera manufacturing,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
It doesn't help much does it? :D Based on the...

It doesn't help much does it? :D Based on the definition, 'popularity' can be a factor of 'influential'.


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
I agree. EXCEPT: Canon ae1 - sold heaps of them,...

I agree. EXCEPT:

Canon ae1 - sold heaps of them, first program SLR
Panasonic G1 - the beginning of the mirrorless, interchangeable lens, multi-mount digital camera systems
Canon 5d - the first...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
Aside from the 'auto-loading' statement, could...

Aside from the 'auto-loading' statement, could not the same be said for Polaroid cameras? Polaroid, while popular, really wasn't influential—in the sense that it spawned a bunch of copycat cameras or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
Ha! Good one. One of my first thoughts on this...

Ha! Good one. One of my first thoughts on this was maybe they had an overstock on the Sony. :p

In fairness to the writer, from the article:



I think the Hassie, the Rollei, the Leica, and the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
Agree about the last camera. Influential?? It was...

Agree about the last camera. Influential?? It was released last year. Not enough time has elapsed to really make that determination. I would have added an MFT camera (Panasonic G1?) in its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,635
Posted By RayPA
Most Influential Cameras of All Time

Has this been posted here yet? (http://www.adorama.com/ALC/Article.aspx?alias=The-14-Most-Influential-Cameras-of-All-Time). I couldn't find it after a couple of searches. It's Adorama's opinion on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By RayPA
you can develop at the higher temperature...

you can develop at the higher temperature (shorter time) or you can find a way to bring the solution temperature down to something more manageable. It can be done; although, that temperature is kind...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 9,733
Posted By RayPA
Thank you. /

Thank you.




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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 9,733
Posted By RayPA
I consi...

I consi (http://thereforeiblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/power-of-hip.html)der hip-shooting to be a term indicative of any type of shooting that does not involve using/looking through the viewfinder....
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By RayPA
I saw this movie last year (IIRC). I thought it...

I saw this movie last year (IIRC). I thought it was pretty good, a different type of horror movie for sure.




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-02-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,656
Posted By RayPA
Nope. I was hooked the minute I saw the thing....

Nope. I was hooked the minute I saw the thing. Handling it, shooting it, and seeing the results has only solidified it for me. I've been happy with it since day-1. I can't (and won't) afford a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-17-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 10,219
Posted By RayPA
Thus far for me, the X100 is the one digital...

Thus far for me, the X100 is the one digital camera that comes closest to replicating the RF film camera experience, and really, with just a little bit of setup, it doesn't miss by much. Like a lot...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By RayPA
thanks, Warren! /

thanks, Warren!


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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-14-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By RayPA
Sounds like it could interesting! Is there an...

Sounds like it could interesting! Is there an adapter available for the Pentax 110 lenses?




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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By RayPA
I think the response you got was a little...

I think the response you got was a little unprofessional (if indeed this is a pro lab)--more so because of the familiar and informal attitude of the person's attitude (toward you). It wouldn't bother...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-13-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,852
Posted By RayPA
Good stuff. I love the one with the fireman...

Good stuff. I love the one with the fireman pointing up (and the other fireman looking up to where he's pointing).




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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
That's an excellent point, and an obviously a...

That's an excellent point, and an obviously a sticking point for a lot of folks. The whole idea of the 'decisive moment' is very photographer-centric, something that wraps photographer and photograph...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-11-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,672
Posted By RayPA
Here's some free market research: I won't buy...

Here's some free market research: I won't buy another digital camera unless it comes with some kind of VF. Maybe some folks can live without them, but I prefer that my cameras have one. It's more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
+1. I like to look at this kind of work. I...

+1. I like to look at this kind of work. I wouldn't buy a print, but I might buy a book of the work.


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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
+1. Nicely summed up. I noticed the unique effect...

+1. Nicely summed up. I noticed the unique effect of the perspective, too. There is a detachment when viewing these images. They are printed fairly large, and the focus is soft throughout. Hanging on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,479
Posted By RayPA
Thanks. I just bought one. Looks like the charger...

Thanks. I just bought one. Looks like the charger doesn't have a cord. That's nice, too. Thanks, Don.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,479
Posted By RayPA
Yes! Don, a link please! Thanks. /

Yes! Don, a link please! Thanks.




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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
Maybe 'different' times. :) Regardless of what...

Maybe 'different' times. :) Regardless of what the masters are doing in their graves, I found the work to be powerful in the same way as 'American Pictures'. There, now all that's left is to shake...
Forum: RFF News 07-10-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 23,921
Posted By RayPA
+1. At this point, I'm reluctant to buy another...

+1. At this point, I'm reluctant to buy another forum app just for RFF.



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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 11,178
Posted By RayPA
Google Street View Artist Gets MoMA Show

I did a bit of gallery hopping yesterday with some fellow RFFers, and we happened into the Stephen Wirth Gallery where there was a solo exhibition of Doug Rickard photographs from his 'New American...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-09-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
joe, love the name of the bar, "Pourhouse"....

joe, love the name of the bar, "Pourhouse". :p





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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-09-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
Thanks, Don. It looks like you've got the hang of...

Thanks, Don. It looks like you've got the hang of the camera. Are you using in-camera b&w or post-p conversion?

p.s. checking out seriouscompacts.




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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By RayPA
+1 on this—for the reason you state below. And...

+1 on this—for the reason you state below. And for that same reason, I wouldn't use it past the recommendation. Unless you can test the ph, why veer away from your reasoning? Mix it fresh for each...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 14,498
Posted By RayPA
+1. I've never understood how someone can...

+1.

I've never understood how someone can question the unobtrusive/stealthy qualities of a Leica/RF camera—other than to bash Leicas and Leica users. It seems logical to me that a smaller, quieter...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-06-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,073
Posted By RayPA
I know what you mean about the sharpness. I was...

I know what you mean about the sharpness. I was never one to do this before, but I now find myself pixel peeping just to see how far the sharpness extends into the photo.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-06-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
You should try it, Joe. At least to know that...

You should try it, Joe. At least to know that you're not missing anything. :p It's not too bad, and it's better after the update. I use MF to set up for fixed-focus/hyperfocal distance shooting.




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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By RayPA
Another vote for (black) electrical tape. I also...

Another vote for (black) electrical tape. I also ...



Btw, electrical tape is reusable, so there's no need to have to go through this exercise every_single_time. I've had electrical tape easily...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,283
Posted By RayPA
We could have the 'Infinite Monkey Theorem' at...

We could have the 'Infinite Monkey Theorem' at work here. Given enough time, said monkey could be expected to replicate the works of Garry Winogrand.




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-03-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,862
Posted By RayPA
The shots look great, Joe. I still find that I...

The shots look great, Joe. I still find that I get the occasional blown out (exposure) shots, too.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,794
Posted By RayPA
+1 Or the CLE with a 40 'cron permanently...

+1 Or the CLE with a 40 'cron permanently affixed.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-01-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,317
Posted By RayPA
Basically (exactly), what Richard said. The high...

Basically (exactly), what Richard said. The high ISO IQ is very good, so you shouldn't have to futz with changing the setting. You can let that variable slide and work the other two as you like (one...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-01-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,317
Posted By RayPA
Also, try auto-ISO and aperture priority. /

Also, try auto-ISO and aperture priority.


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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-01-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,317
Posted By RayPA
Ha! Warren, have you held one yet? /

Ha! Warren, have you held one yet?



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-01-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,317
Posted By RayPA
The shots look really good. The color, DR, and WB...

The shots look really good. The color, DR, and WB look great. If you get a chance, open up the lens at the framer's market shoot. I think the lens really gets magical at f2.

Did you shoot with AF-S...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 9,858
Posted By RayPA
I don't know if it's the "best" software, but it...

I don't know if it's the "best" software, but it works and it's stable—which is more than I can say for some other OEM software. Vuescan can feel kludgy to some, and I've seen where it frustrates the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-30-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 18,156
Posted By RayPA
Nice. Those look great! Good size, too. ;) /

Nice. Those look great! Good size, too. ;)



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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,511
Posted By RayPA
I scan because I love film. But, I also actually...

I scan because I love film. But, I also actually enjoy scanning, because it gives me a little bit of the same feeling I had when I worked in a wet darkroom. There's a process to it (a bit of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,136
Posted By RayPA
Yup. That's why I prefer to buy cards locally. I...

Yup. That's why I prefer to buy cards locally. I always seem to find better deals on cards locally than online. I have a couple of SD pro cards in my Amazon cart, but I just haven't pulled the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-29-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 6,496
Posted By RayPA
I bought the black Luxecase & strap. The strap is...

I bought the black Luxecase & strap. The strap is the same length as the stock X100 strap, but it's leather. The stock strap kind of sucks. I prefer a slightly longer strap, because I occasionally...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,136
Posted By RayPA
Who's offering this deal?? (online i hope). /

Who's offering this deal?? (online i hope).




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-29-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,175
Posted By RayPA
When I setup my X100 for this type of shooting I...

When I setup my X100 for this type of shooting I used 35 mm as the FL in my DoF app. It never occurred to me to use 23 mm. :o




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-29-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 18,156
Posted By RayPA
There are a couple of ways to do this. Here's...

There are a couple of ways to do this. Here's one:

1. go to Flickr and click on the thumbnail of the image you want to post here.

2. when the image page appears right-click (control-click on Mac)...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-28-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 18,156
Posted By RayPA
Yes. If you spend any time in SF, you learn to...

Yes. If you spend any time in SF, you learn to dress in layers. At around 3 or 4 PM when the fog rolls in it gets chilly. The shops at Fisherman's Wharf sell a lot of those sweatshirts with the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-28-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 18,156
Posted By RayPA
Ha! :p One of the first tests I did when I got...

Ha! :p One of the first tests I did when I got the camera was to set it up and shoot it with a fixed distance setting (in MF mode), to see how quickly I could shoot. I set my film cameras up this way...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 5,025
Posted By RayPA
Congrats! NOW You'll need: - Hood/adapter...

Congrats!



NOW You'll need:

- Hood/adapter assy.
- case w/strap The red Luxecase is pretty sweet looking (as is the brown one), but I went for the black one.
- LCD protector
- UV filter
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 5,025
Posted By RayPA
I voted 'Yes', because you would be a fool not to...

I voted 'Yes', because you would be a fool not to buy one if there was one immediately available. :D


(yes. it's that good).



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Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,712
Posted By RayPA
I always advance the film immediately after...

I always advance the film immediately after taking a shot. The force of habit is way too strong. However, I've read where it's not healthy for a camera to leave it in a "cocked" state for prolonged...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
Here are some from today's Pride Parade in San...

Here are some from today's Pride Parade in San Francisco. The gallery requirements are a little frustrating, because you really have to dial down the quality to get the file size to upload.

Anyway,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By RayPA
I just performed the update. The camera operation...

I just performed the update. The camera operation does seem snappier.



I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around the Corrected AF feature. Is the green AF confirmation box showing the...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-25-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,928
Posted By RayPA
For me this becomes a two selection choice,...

For me this becomes a two selection choice, Francisco. There is no way an M5 will ever look cooler than an M6—especially a chrome M6! :p I like the first option with the Biogon. For me the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-24-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By RayPA
Yes, Voigtlander and Zeiss, a LOT less--as in,...

Yes, Voigtlander and Zeiss, a LOT less--as in, less than $2.5k USD.

I've been trying to shake my fixation on FF sensors for a while now, and as the IQ of standard digital sensor sizes (e.g., APS-C,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-24-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
Still getting the hang of the camera, but I'm...

Still getting the hang of the camera, but I'm liking how it handles. I tested it out in a very specific type of lighting situation the other...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-24-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,851
Posted By RayPA
Exactly! Now you're seeing the analogy! ;):p /

Exactly! Now you're seeing the analogy! ;):p




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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By RayPA
Dumb, but loads of truth. #8 is the best. /

Dumb, but loads of truth. #8 is the best.




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By RayPA
Ha! Jamie, I have that 'Knots' book, too. /

Ha!


Jamie, I have that 'Knots' book, too.




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By RayPA
Looks good for 3200! /

Looks good for 3200!



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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-23-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,851
Posted By RayPA
LOL! One of my first thoughts about this too....

LOL! One of my first thoughts about this too. Even a c-mount might be cool.


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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 12,993
Posted By RayPA
The comparison isn't 110 film to 1/2.3 sensors....

The comparison isn't 110 film to 1/2.3 sensors. That's a given: the sensor wins out. I was thinking more like:

110 film is to 35mm film as 1/2.3" sensor is to APS-C or MFT sensors.



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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 12,993
Posted By RayPA
It looks like a fun camera, but I agree that it's...

It looks like a fun camera, but I agree that it's ill conceived, especially in light of recent trends. I think the Dpreview.com comparison to the Auto 110 SLR is right on. The Auto 110 looked like a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By RayPA
Lets be sure to thank those who made the...

Lets be sure to thank those who made the sacrifices that make this new system possible. :D


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By RayPA
I've been very pleased with fresh Walgreens'...

I've been very pleased with fresh Walgreens' branded film. A lot of the shots in one of my RFF gallery albums (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=8787) were taken with it....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By RayPA
Those are impressive RAW file comparisons with...

Those are impressive RAW file comparisons with the 5100.



Me too. I'm interested in seeing the next wave of MFT cameras from both manufacturers, especially with regard to viewfinders. I think I'm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By RayPA
I can't find an image of a penny on that page...

I can't find an image of a penny on that page (???). ;)





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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 34,549
Posted By RayPA
Wow! the views for this thread in a 24-hour...

Wow! the views for this thread in a 24-hour period is incredible, and the posts-to-views ratio very low.:confused:




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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-19-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 42,016
Posted By RayPA
Good description! I would say it's raw, because...

Good description! I would say it's raw, because there are a lot of variables to deal with. From my experience, most c-mount lenses have a certain single predominate characteristic (bokeh, flare,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By RayPA
Great! Love that road worker shot. Do you shoot...

Great! Love that road worker shot. Do you shoot with AE?




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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-18-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 42,016
Posted By RayPA
Thanks for the in-depth review of this lens. I've...

Thanks for the in-depth review of this lens. I've had one for a while (not the modified version). I was pretty excited about getting it initially. I've shot with it mostly at wide open, and some of...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,987
Posted By RayPA
that is very nice. congrats! /

that is very nice. congrats!




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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 7,760
Posted By RayPA
Have you ever bought a camera just because it was...

Have you ever bought a camera just because it was so beautiful?

Yes, of course. All of them, but I think I know what you mean. Aside from my Leica cameras, which I bought for their usability (and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-17-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,244
Posted By RayPA
There's a theory about dressing safely for...

There's a theory about dressing safely for motorcycling that says: wear what you would want to wear if you were required to roll out of the back of a pickup truck going 60 MPH (ignore the fellow in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,650
Posted By RayPA
I think it's just 'a nail' (not 'the' nail) and...

I think it's just 'a nail' (not 'the' nail) and yet another in a long line of many, but it's going to take more than a couple of consumer model DSLRs to put the old girl down for good. :p

However,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 13,254
Posted By RayPA
You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but...

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but to me your opinion is a swing-and-miss assessment of a very relevant film for photographers. :)



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Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,596
Posted By RayPA
Thanks for that link, Will. I've been pretty...

Thanks for that link, Will. I've been pretty loyal to Epson printers. I was a big fan of the R2200 (wonderful b&w prints with the MIS inks). The R2400 is a different beast. I've gotten some nice...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 7,048
Posted By RayPA
I seem to remember that a lot of us on RFF...

I seem to remember that a lot of us on RFF (myself included) said the same thing about Panasonic when the GF1 was released. :p And, there was some speculation that Panasonic was doing its market...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,596
Posted By RayPA
Hahnemuhle rag always jams in my Epson R2400....

Hahnemuhle rag always jams in my Epson R2400. Ugh. Very frustrating.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-14-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By RayPA
Thanks. Maybe I won't have to spend $54 usd on a...

Thanks. Maybe I won't have to spend $54 usd on a camera battery.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-14-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By RayPA
Knock-Off Batteries - Good or Bad Idea?

I need an extra battery for my X100 (I usually buy OEM spares when I get the camera, but I didn't this time). There are several (very) cheap knock-off NP-95 Li-ion options out there. Has anyone used...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 7,048
Posted By RayPA
"Panasonic GF3 - The dumbing down is...

"Panasonic GF3 - The dumbing down is complete."

As is the uglification.

I'm really hoping that Panasonic gets the hint from the attention generated by the Fuji X100 and its VF. Maybe they've got...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By RayPA
I'm predisposed to the Rokkor. I love the size...

I'm predisposed to the Rokkor. I love the size and the feel of that lens, but I have to say that the Nokton looks better in these samples, better oofa and more open in the contrast. However, I do not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,838
Posted By RayPA
I don't understand the aversion to camera bags...

I don't understand the aversion to camera bags that look like camera bags. Folks go out of their way and pay a lot of $$ for bags that don't look like camera bags and end up with bags that look like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 8,615
Posted By RayPA
+1/2 I shoot primarily with a 35 When I shoot...

+1/2

I shoot primarily with a 35 When I shoot with an RF, but it is refreshing to change it up a little bit and pop on a 28 or a 50.





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Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,893
Posted By RayPA
I've seen them referenced here on RFF...

I've seen them referenced here on RFF (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105565&highlight=advance+camera) (positively). I've no experience with them, but if they service CLEs then...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 31,828
Posted By RayPA
Thanks, Dave. Yeah, I don't see a cast in the...

Thanks, Dave. Yeah, I don't see a cast in the shot. I usually pick up a slight blue with underexposed Ektar (still, it's the cooler end of the spectrum).



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By RayPA
I've heard of RFs in carry-on luggage for...

I've heard of RFs in carry-on luggage for airplanes getting knocked out of alignment. And, it's something I always think about when I pack my camera in the tail case of my motorcycle. I took a CLE to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 31,828
Posted By RayPA
+1 on the color casts. I usually get the...

+1 on the color casts. I usually get the orange-ish/blue cross. I'm not sure why that happens. Sometimes it looks as though it's the result of some 'outside' variable, such as heat or expiration....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 31,828
Posted By RayPA
I think the over exposure does help, but I prefer...

I think the over exposure does help, but I prefer to over expose color film a little anyway. I'm not a huge fan of Ektar. It can get a little wild and unpredictable.

Thanks for the comparison.




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Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By RayPA
Jorge (JT, original head bartender) posted in...

Jorge (JT, original head bartender) posted in another RFF performance-related thread that he had turned on debug for a day so folks could see the load times.



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,271
Posted By RayPA
Same here! It's a rainy day here in No. Cal. I've...

Same here! It's a rainy day here in No. Cal. I've been scanning shots (5 at a time!! :eek:) from the seven rolls of film I shot at the Carnival parade last week—multitasking all the while—and loving...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 10,837
Posted By RayPA
Jeez. It's an advertisement, coded by ad execs...

Jeez. It's an advertisement, coded by ad execs for the target audience. Would this work for a Canon or Nikon DSLR? H*ll no.

I think the approach of the Fuji ad is interesting. It's almost entirely...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,026
Posted By RayPA
I saw that, thanks. /

I saw that, thanks.


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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,026
Posted By RayPA
thanks. now if I could just read Korean! :) p.s....

thanks. now if I could just read Korean! :)

p.s. and yes, apologies to the OP for the hijack.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 9,026
Posted By RayPA
Gary, where did you get your case? Is that a...

Gary, where did you get your case? Is that a Zhou?



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-03-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 10,837
Posted By RayPA
Excellent. /

Excellent.




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By RayPA
Definitely, nice work. This camera continues to...

Definitely, nice work. This camera continues to impress with its RF-like capabilities. You seem to have 'integrated' it quite well. :)



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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-30-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 9,353
Posted By RayPA
That's interesting. I haven't followed his work....

That's interesting. I haven't followed his work. But, I remember that back in the 'Barbecued Iguana' blog days he had a PDF book on street shooting. In that book, he seemed to advocate for the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-27-2011
Replies: 2,525
Views: 619,264
Posted By RayPA
And this is very cute! Oh, yeah...Nice OOF areas...

And this is very cute! Oh, yeah...Nice OOF areas and quality on these. :o
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 3,400
Posted By RayPA
For me, the lens depends on the particular camera...

For me, the lens depends on the particular camera kit, and I have several kits. For example, my RF kits include a low-light kit, a street kit, a compact kit. I have certain lenses that I really like...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 23,921
Posted By RayPA
Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk All of this...

Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk

All of this is just goofy.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By RayPA
I recommend one of the Panasonic 'G#' cameras...

I recommend one of the Panasonic 'G#' cameras (G1, G2, G2H). The EVF, the rear LCD, and the grip ergos are worth putting up with the faux dslr look.



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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 3,566
Posted By RayPA
OK. That's me and mine in the background (and...

OK. That's me and mine in the background (and Colecanth and his in the foreground), and here's the reverse (with Roland):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/5750215389_848954d6eb_o.jpg



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-22-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,873
Posted By RayPA
I would have liked to have seen the...

I would have liked to have seen the MFT/mirrorless systems added to the poll. I think a big percentage of users of those systems are in the X100 target audience.


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Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 16,487
Posted By RayPA
I remember this story; although, the first I had...

I remember this story; although, the first I had heard about the guy was when the story was buzzing on RFF several years ago. I had no idea that he got 32 years. I was wondering about it recently....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,180
Posted By RayPA
I'm glad somebody else caught that! "I've seen...

I'm glad somebody else caught that!

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...Time to die." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzA_xesrL8)




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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By RayPA
So have I. I've always liked that flat even...

So have I. I've always liked that flat even lighting.

I wonder if Friedlander has used this type of flash for some of his MF exterior work. A lot of it has that 'fill flash' look.

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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,552
Posted By RayPA
The first spec I looked at in the (DP) review was...

The first spec I looked at in the (DP) review was the write times. I was disappointed. Not being able to anticipate the write-time performance was the one thing that kept me from being an early...
Forum: RFF News 05-17-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 23,921
Posted By RayPA
Using it now too. See below (the footer from my...

Using it now too. See below (the footer from my phone).


Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-16-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 4,606
Posted By RayPA
I kind of disagree with the wider closer opinion....

I kind of disagree with the wider closer opinion. I want to see the gate in relation to the farmhouse with no fence. To me what is interesting is that the gate still stands even though the fence is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By RayPA
I like to turn the camera power off every time I...

I like to turn the camera power off every time I change the lens on digital cameras, regardless whether the lens is native to the system or not. Although, I try to be especially diligent with native...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By RayPA
It's hard to make a suggestion without knowing...

It's hard to make a suggestion without knowing the specifics of the cameras, but I agree about chucking the APS (Elph) straight away. For the others I would look for features that might suit a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By RayPA
very cool! Thanks! /

very cool! Thanks!


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,917
Posted By RayPA
You did well and wise (IMO), and that lens is one...

You did well and wise (IMO), and that lens is one of my favorite and most worn.




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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-01-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
For portrait format books, yes, I think the Model...

For portrait format books, yes, I think the Model book takes the prize. :p




I picked up my copy that I had on hold this weekend. Lots of fun and very educational. Plenty of sample sheets from a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 13,254
Posted By RayPA
I saw this tonight. A very enjoyable 124 minutes....

I saw this tonight. A very enjoyable 124 minutes. I also recommend this highly. The shots of the old guy shooting with an off-camera flash are great. (now I know where Gilden got his technique!) :D...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-29-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
I've got this on order and waiting for me to pick...

I've got this on order and waiting for me to pick up at a local bookstore. I probably should go get it. I've got the Jim Marshall book, which has the same concept.




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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,283
Posted By RayPA
I should mention/clarify that she's now my...

I should mention/clarify that she's now my ex-wife. :D



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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,283
Posted By RayPA
If photo vests aren't your thing--because of...

If photo vests aren't your thing--because of looks--there is some crossover with travel, tactical and concealed carry vests. However, most of those vests (particularly the latter two) would probably...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,283
Posted By RayPA
When I had a photo vest, I really liked it for...

When I had a photo vest, I really liked it for the convenience. Mine had so many pockets that I used to 'lose' stuff in it. I had a cotton vest with a mesh back. I used to wear a t-shirt underneath,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,559
Posted By RayPA
Yup! Answers all your questions, right there!...

Yup! Answers all your questions, right there! :p




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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By RayPA
The Who, Isle of Wight, 1970!! /

The Who, Isle of Wight, 1970!!





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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By RayPA
Bruce Davidson: In search of...

Great photo. Interesting story (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/25/us-photographer-seeks-british-girl)

Bruce Davidson searches for the subject of one of photos fifty years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,192
Posted By RayPA
Better than my D200 at 800! :) Nice...

Better than my D200 at 800! :)

Nice samples.



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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,559
Posted By RayPA
I'm kind of a fixer slut. I'll use any fixer in a...

I'm kind of a fixer slut. I'll use any fixer in a pinch, and I'm not really dedicated to one. I have preferences. I usually use the Photographer's Formulary's TF4. I like the non-hardening, no-stop,...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-20-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 12,801
Posted By RayPA
A tough poll for me. This is one in which logic...

A tough poll for me. This is one in which logic doesn't win out. :) The one camera should be the one that does everything with respect to focal lengths (macro to telephoto), and I would have to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-19-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 13,691
Posted By RayPA
Really?? I thought you went the Sony NEX route....

Really?? I thought you went the Sony NEX route. :)




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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-18-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
All I had for years was the little Phaidon 55...

All I had for years was the little Phaidon 55 series and an old 'Camera' magazine that had about a dozen or so photos, so when the Aperture came out, I ordered it sight unseen. It surprised the hell...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-18-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 13,691
Posted By RayPA
I don't get it. I'm having a blast with it! :)...

I don't get it. I'm having a blast with it! :)



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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,568
Posted By RayPA
Yes. ryan26, thanks. That was a fun and...

Yes. ryan26, thanks. That was a fun and interesting read.



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By RayPA
I agree. Although, the first time I saw Tichy's...

I agree. Although, the first time I saw Tichy's work I thought he was similar to Araki--not technique-wise, obviously. I find them similar, because they both seem to willingly put a lot of themselves...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-14-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
Is this the BIG one or the tiny Phaidon 55...

Is this the BIG one or the tiny Phaidon 55 series? I have both, but the big one is excellent.



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By RayPA
Good question. Truly a case of a photographer,...

Good question. Truly a case of a photographer, his life, and his work all rolled up into one inseparable chunk. As a result, his images take on a rare type of complexity—working on many different...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By RayPA
"First of all, you have to have a bad camera"

"First of all, you have to have a bad camera", and, "If you want to be famous, you must do something more badly than anybody in the entire world."

Miroslav_Tichy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,464
Posted By RayPA
It's been around for years, but it's hilarious...

It's been around for years, but it's hilarious and always worth revisiting. I have it bookmarked. It's basically Flickr in a nutshell, a place where photos come in streams and photographic history is...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-11-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 11,700
Posted By RayPA
For two of the most important films from the 20th...

For two of the most important films from the 20th century, I have to go with 'Citizen Kane' and Godard's 'Breathless'--the latter especially, but both for their completely opposite, yet revolutionary...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By RayPA
I agree. That's my GF's favorite. Watchability...

I agree. That's my GF's favorite.

Watchability is a key issue for most with Godard films. His films can be challenging, which is about all he has in common with Aronofsky (but on a different...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By RayPA
Godard...now you're talking. To mention him in an...

Godard...now you're talking. To mention him in an Aronofsky thread is an insult to Mr. G. :D But truly, Godard really hits his creative stride with his color work. I saw a newly restored 'Made in...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By RayPA
On a similar note, two of the big turn-offs for...

On a similar note, two of the big turn-offs for me, threads with huge images that cause slow loading and excessive horizontal scrolling and threads created to shill for a personal blog (keep it in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By RayPA
Nice. I'm glad somebody was out shooting during...

Nice. I'm glad somebody was out shooting during that wet spell! :) What lens?





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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,715
Posted By RayPA
I think some of the better stores are actually...

I think some of the better stores are actually outside of the city.

There's Looking Glass (http://www.lookingglassphoto.com/) in Oakland (where you can also meet RFF member BTMarcais).

and of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 7,357
Posted By RayPA
Interesting setting here. /

Interesting setting here.





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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 7,357
Posted By RayPA
WINNER!! :D /

WINNER!! :D



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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 7,357
Posted By RayPA
Yes. Nice gesture, Jamie. I'll...

Yes. Nice gesture, Jamie.

I'll play.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4714494341_6d2aea81ec_o.jpg
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 11,050
Posted By RayPA
On the film side, I'm not sure you can get as...

On the film side, I'm not sure you can get as thin as a Ricoh GR1. I've not used the T3, but I've lusted after that camera for a long time (it's just too damn expensive).

On the digital side, I'm a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,006
Posted By RayPA
I bulk roll most of my b&w. I don't find it...

I bulk roll most of my b&w. I don't find it inconvenient at all. I like the freedom of rolling the lengths that I need. It's less wasteful and greener, too. However, I still buy pre-rolled color and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-18-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,362
Posted By RayPA
I was on a list, but I pulled out recently. I...

I was on a list, but I pulled out recently. I think it's a great camera, and I eventually want one, but right now, I don't need a new toy. I've got my hands full with my MFT camera and my film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By RayPA
good information. worth noting. thanks for...

good information. worth noting. thanks for posting it.



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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By RayPA
If this is your first camera, then buy the MFT...

If this is your first camera, then buy the MFT camera. The X100 is essentially a p&s and it is better suited to a photographer who has other cameras. The MFT cameras are a hoot with seemingly endless...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By RayPA
My favorite Vigo film is 'L'Atalante' (also one...

My favorite Vigo film is 'L'Atalante' (also one of my all-time favs).



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,556
Posted By RayPA
:confused: Why is that? (He asked naively but...

:confused: Why is that? (He asked naively but seriously.) :)






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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,202
Posted By RayPA
I've noticed this too with my scanners. With the...

I've noticed this too with my scanners. With the same type of difference that your images exhibit (lighter on scan). I've always chalked it up to my uncalibrated workflow and the different scan...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-12-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 9,134
Posted By RayPA
Very nice tones throughout. How does the camera...

Very nice tones throughout. How does the camera handle for this type of candid work?


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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,970
Posted By RayPA
IIRC, there's was a book of Australian mugshots...

IIRC, there's was a book of Australian mugshots and crime scenes available (pretty sure I saw it at the museum bookstore). Also, if you like mugshots and such, check out 'Least Wanted' ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By RayPA
Of Course! I'm very familiar with Keith's work....

Of Course! I'm very familiar with Keith's work.

Good luck, Keith!




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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-11-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
Gibson's 'Deja-vu' came to me today, thus...

Gibson's 'Deja-vu' came to me today, thus completing the acquisition of this trilogy and ending my quest. :cool:




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,259
Posted By RayPA
Last year I was sure that I would be in the first...

Last year I was sure that I would be in the first wave, but now I'm pretty certain that I'll be in the second wave or at least six months out. I'm not waiting for anything in particular to occur. I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-10-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
I've heard nothing but good things about...

I've heard nothing but good things about 'Sculpting in Time'. I've had it in my wish list for a while (as well as the 'Fugue' book and the director's series interview book). I believe it's time to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-09-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
I've got this. I'm a big fan of his films...

I've got this. I'm a big fan of his films (definitely not for everyone). I recently picked up a closeout of the Criterion DVD of Solaris (it's going to be released on BlueRay soon). I was watching...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-07-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 35,516
Posted By RayPA
Yes the font size is adjustable and can be made...

Yes the font size is adjustable and can be made very large. Also there is a 'speak menu' option.



For eyesight and size and weight, yes.

I have the black model and the text contrast on the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-06-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 35,516
Posted By RayPA
Not bad at all! I've been wanting to try this. I...

Not bad at all! I've been wanting to try this. I was going to try it with a PDF.






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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-06-2011
Replies: 251
Views: 35,516
Posted By RayPA
I have the latest Kindle. I got it last year....

I have the latest Kindle. I got it last year. It's great. For reading, I prefer it over an LCD-type display. It's much easier on the eyes and is EXCELLENT for reading in daylight. I disagree somewhat...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 10,203
Posted By RayPA
Digital Truth just announced these as "new...

Digital Truth just announced these as "new releases":

http://www.digitaltruth.com/blog/index.php?entry=36



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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By RayPA
He's got one good eye (just like Rooster :p...

He's got one good eye (just like Rooster :p )




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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 14,014
Posted By RayPA
Funny, I've never really considered an RF camera...

Funny, I've never really considered an RF camera as "retro styled'. Sure there's a certain amount of styling involved with any camera, but primarily the 'look' is a product of the function of the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-23-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
I just acquired a signed copy of Ralph Gibson's...

I just acquired a signed copy of Ralph Gibson's 'Days at Sea' to go along with my signed copy of 'The Somnambulist'. 'Days at Sea' gets my vote for the best photo-book cover. :p



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,723
Posted By RayPA
The shutter is loud, but when shooting with an...

The shutter is loud, but when shooting with an SLR, I'm less concerned with that. My biggest issues are the exposure needle disappearing in low light and the location of the self-timer button. My...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 28,397
Posted By RayPA
Wollensak Keystone 1-inch f2.5 Fixed-focus...

Wollensak Keystone 1-inch f2.5 Fixed-focus c-mount lens.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5441939263_f8c9394aab.jpg

Image from lens shimmed three...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By RayPA
What about the tires and all the plastic in the...

What about the tires and all the plastic in the cars?



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,723
Posted By RayPA
Had mine out last weekend with an 85/1.4, a...

Had mine out last weekend with an 85/1.4, a 50/1.2, a 20/2.8, and an MD-12. The plan was to shoot the Chinese New Year parade. I didn't get to use it much because it was raining, but it was beautiful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By RayPA
And works very well. Very usable. I think it's...

And works very well. Very usable. I think it's great, and I'm hoping the technology continues and advances. The hybrid OVF in the X100 is another great "improvement" (more like a return to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,573
Posted By RayPA
+1 on this. D-76/ID-11 and Tri-X is about as...

+1 on this. D-76/ID-11 and Tri-X is about as perfect a match between developer and film that there is in photography. It's also the closest there is to a 'standard' in photography.

Set the HC110...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 42,016
Posted By RayPA
It depends on the lens, particularly the...

It depends on the lens, particularly the manufacturer and to some extent the original usage (16mm film, video, CCTV, etc.). Most can be had for pretty cheaply, especially when compared to the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,103
Posted By RayPA
I'm "fairly interested in buying this camera"...

I'm "fairly interested in buying this camera" too. The real test would be AF + shutter lag + processing time, and it better be quick, otherwise I'm sticking with my MFT + 20/1.7.





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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 42,016
Posted By RayPA
One must be very secure to carry these diminutive...

One must be very secure to carry these diminutive beauties:

Wollensak Cine Velostigmat 1-Inch f3.5
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5441939165_a0b799e557.jpg

Images soon.

Wollensak-Keystone...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By RayPA
"Using the phone is discreet and casual and...

"Using the phone is discreet and casual and unintimidating. ...

...The image of the men resting together on a rusted bed frame could never have been made with my regular camera. They would have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-12-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 13,828
Posted By RayPA
because it's Eggleston. He was a pioneer and is...

because it's Eggleston. He was a pioneer and is responsible for an entire branch on the photographic tree. You, me, and the thousands of others on Flickr can post the same shot, but THIS is an...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-12-2011
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,048
Posted By RayPA
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: Off Topic 02-11-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 8,279
Posted By RayPA
yes. very. /

yes. very.





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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 4,593
Posted By RayPA
Over on Amazon, the camera already has one...

Over on Amazon, the camera already has one five-star review and that review has 18 comments (mostly negative, of course)....
Forum: Off Topic 02-10-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 8,279
Posted By RayPA
interesting reply. :) I would never allow a rude...

interesting reply. :)

I would never allow a rude salesperson to impact the quality of my day, and these days one can barely find a photo/camera store. The ones that remain still have their staff and...
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