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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,940
Posted By mich rassena
I just look at the live histogram. It's very easy...

I just look at the live histogram. It's very easy to determine the proper exposure at a glance. It's basically a meter that reads every pixel of your camera's sensor. This was one of the key features...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By mich rassena
I went to a concert a week ago at a stadium....

I went to a concert a week ago at a stadium. Earlier in the day of the concert, I went to buy some merchandise. There was a sign clearly laying out the rules of the venue, no professional cameras, no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 951
Posted By mich rassena
You're probably right. What I wrote sounded...

You're probably right. What I wrote sounded reasonable when I wrote it. One of the benefits of mirrorless is that you can adapter any lens; one of the drawbacks is that you can adapt every lens.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 951
Posted By mich rassena
I've started trying a "shop at home" project....

I've started trying a "shop at home" project. That is, when I get the urge to buy something, I look browse what I already have. I'm also cataloguing my equipment, so maybe I have a better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,118
Posted By mich rassena
Not really a camera per se. But I'd like to see a...

Not really a camera per se. But I'd like to see a 620/120 spool created which will work in both types of camera. There are so many nice 620 cameras, it's a shame there's no readily available film....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By mich rassena
It never occurred to me I couldn't just take and...

It never occurred to me I couldn't just take and process photos in whatever way I see fit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By mich rassena
Well put, all of it. I wonder what people expect....

Well put, all of it. I wonder what people expect. It's a flea market, not a nicely kept storefront, and people need to protect themselves and think critically. eBay is a place with its own language...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 663
Posted By mich rassena
Most likely the design for the aperture ring has...

Most likely the design for the aperture ring has been lifted from one of dozens of similar lens adapters made at the same factory. While a mistake like this is not a sign of quality, its inaccuracy...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-18-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By mich rassena
The camera sure looks like a Perfex 55, but with...

The camera sure looks like a Perfex 55, but with a lens hood. I don't know what else it would be.

I have a Perfex 101 but instead of a focal plane shutter and the Perfex lens, it has the lens and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-31-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,391
Posted By mich rassena
I find I use the 15mm f/8 lens a lot. It's the...

I find I use the 15mm f/8 lens a lot. It's the only wide for mft that actually covers the format and allows close focus, or focus-free use as desired. I know this is usually seen as more of a toy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,723
Posted By mich rassena
It's true the content of this website doesn't...

It's true the content of this website doesn't really fit it's name. The fact is, there's not much exciting news on the rangefinder front, and hasn't been for quite awhile. Rangefinders are more of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By mich rassena
I have one of these Edixa DKL lenses and while it...

I have one of these Edixa DKL lenses and while it mounts (too tightly) on my Nikon->DKL adapter, the aperture control appears to be on the wrong side of the mount. Has anyone here used an adapter...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,565
Posted By mich rassena
I hope you're right. Faster than f2 mediumish...

I hope you're right. Faster than f2 mediumish format would be a game changer. Otherwise, the lenses are just awkward for no good reason.
Forum: Argus RF 08-20-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By mich rassena
The 18th was a cloudy, rainy day, and I was not...

The 18th was a cloudy, rainy day, and I was not motivated. But my Argus 21 Markfinder is loaded with film, so why wait until next year.
Forum: Argus RF 08-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By mich rassena
Looks like I'm shooting some black and white this...

Looks like I'm shooting some black and white this year. My color negative film is still sitting on top of an Argus C33 waiting to be developed from last year.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-14-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,565
Posted By mich rassena
Well said. Timing is everything. I'm hopeful...

Well said. Timing is everything. I'm hopeful that Nikon is not too late to the game, though it very much feels like they are. Perhaps they are late in the way Apple was late with the iPod or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,633
Posted By mich rassena
Micro 4/3 cameras are selling at a fraction of...

Micro 4/3 cameras are selling at a fraction of their original cost. At least than $100 (on KEH anyway), they're quite a bargain since they support interchangeable lenses, and auto-exposure with both...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By mich rassena
I see quite a number of postings from film camera...

I see quite a number of postings from film camera users bemoaning the planned obsolescence and upgrade cycle of digital cameras. I just don't buy into that myself. I have a nearly 10 year old Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,248
Posted By mich rassena
I just checked. Are you aware that the link you...

I just checked. Are you aware that the link you posted to was only to images tagged #wimwenders, not his actual Instagram page, if he has one?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,248
Posted By mich rassena
Nobody looks at photos anymore.

Nobody looks at photos anymore.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,248
Posted By mich rassena
If you play the cards right, one can criticize...

If you play the cards right, one can criticize people for both "never looking at images" and "chimping". That way you can get them coming and going. And I wonder about the "old men" thing, I see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,248
Posted By mich rassena
So is the iPhone too much camera or not enough? ...

So is the iPhone too much camera or not enough? I find it a bit limiting myself, shouldn't that make me more creative? And it's a known fact that the first years of photography were the most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,248
Posted By mich rassena
I was looking at a way to succinctly express what...

I was looking at a way to succinctly express what I was thinking, and you already had. I can appreciate that he's trying to market his product or whatever, so he's making statements to arouse...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-31-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By mich rassena
Looking at the results, both projects have...

Looking at the results, both projects have yielded some great photos. Thanks for linking the images, I'll use them for inspiration.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-31-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By mich rassena
"Cheap" is a rather subjective term which makes...

"Cheap" is a rather subjective term which makes it hard to make a good recommendation. I actually did some hunting for a wide-angle folder a while back, rangefinder coupled or not. One series I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By mich rassena
I like the look of that camera. It looks fun. ...

I like the look of that camera. It looks fun. I've wanted a Seagull but I have too many good TLRs to make that jump. Maybe these BIG Twin cameras are cheaper.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By mich rassena
I think it's about 5 pounds fully loaded, but I'd...

I think it's about 5 pounds fully loaded, but I'd have to weigh it to be sure. Oh well, small, cheap, and good, you can only pick two of the three. My eye falls first on cheap, and everything else...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,607
Posted By mich rassena
I think the Mamiya Super 23 is a bargain. It...

I think the Mamiya Super 23 is a bargain. It takes a variety of lenses, on the wide end there's a 65mm that's not terribly expensive (the viewfinder costs a bit though), a 90mm and 150mm are...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-30-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,565
Posted By mich rassena
I hope you're correct that Nikon has been...

I hope you're correct that Nikon has been strategic in their delay, and that this will be a big win for them. I'm at least as exciting to see what amazing lenses fit the camera as I am for the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By mich rassena
Proximity doesn't change exposure? We are...

Proximity doesn't change exposure? We are talking about flash in this thread. The light from your flash falls off as described by the inverse square law.

Positioning the flash close to the...
Forum: Argus RF 07-05-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By mich rassena
Unless this is a Geiss C4 with the removable lens...

Unless this is a Geiss C4 with the removable lens mount, then I see no reason to assume the lens is mounted incorrectly.

If you haven't done so already, take the back off the camera and run a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
I feel like there must be a bit of sarcasm in...

I feel like there must be a bit of sarcasm in your post, but I'll break down what I saw when looking at the article.

In the right image, the camera is closer to the subject than in the left.

If...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
So you think a f1.45 lens wouldn't be sold as an...

So you think a f1.45 lens wouldn't be sold as an f1.4 lens? You know that a 50mm lens doesn't have a 50mm focal length as well. Likewise, until modern electronic shutters, 1/500s wasn't actually...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
I too would like to see more examples. My mind is...

I too would like to see more examples. My mind is mostly made up at this point, and this isn't any kind of mysterious phenomenon, but a simple property of lenses. I'd love to have my mind changed. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-19-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
Sure, in painting you learn that colors on...

Sure, in painting you learn that colors on opposite sides of the color wheel have greater contrast than those adjacent.

I'd much rather see someone make good use of color and lighting to define the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-19-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
I agree. 100% light transmission would be...

I agree. 100% light transmission would be impossible. Just the fact you can see the glass with your eyes indicates that some light is being reflected.

I don't think OP has any idea about the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-19-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
I think the photo you're referring to is just...

I think the photo you're referring to is just blurry on the left and right quarters of the image due to field curvature. Only the center is in focus. I don't see much if any separation between near...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-19-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
But the foreground / background separation that...

But the foreground / background separation that comes from having a subject lit brighter than the background isn't a feature of the lens in that case. That's just lighting.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-18-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
Do you have examples of the Nikon 50mm that you...

Do you have examples of the Nikon 50mm that you have compared to the Sigma art lens which you claim has less 3D pop? You seem to be assuming that transmission properties of the lens are related to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-18-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,054
Posted By mich rassena
I'd love to see a side by side comparison between...

I'd love to see a side by side comparison between two 50mm 1.4 lenses, one with the celebrated 3D pop and one without, same camera to subject distance, f-stop, etc. I'd really like to see some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By mich rassena
What about those straps that attach to the tripod...

What about those straps that attach to the tripod mount? I don't have one myself, but they has always seemed like a secure way to attach to the camera. It might even be better since the half case...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-08-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,755
Posted By mich rassena
I don't think FP-100C belongs on this list. It's...

I don't think FP-100C belongs on this list. It's discontinued, so quite a bit more expensive than when it was in production, almost 2x. It would definitely be foolish to build a new camera system...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By mich rassena
People come up with some weird habits based on...

People come up with some weird habits based on half-baked ideas. I've seen lens comparisons between the faster variant of a manufacturers lens and the slow. It's not unusual to see the faster lens...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,755
Posted By mich rassena
I'd like to see the work of a professional using...

I'd like to see the work of a professional using this camera and film. If this truly is aimed at professionals, then they should be able to use it to great effect. What I've seen so far are more in...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,755
Posted By mich rassena
I think you're right on about how to buy digital...

I think you're right on about how to buy digital cameras. I may never buy a new camera again simply because the used stuff is so much cheaper a few years down after release.

As far as instant...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,755
Posted By mich rassena
I have a perfectly good rangefinder that took...

I have a perfectly good rangefinder that took large photos on Fuji instant film, the Polaroid 250. It cost me about $20. Worked ok until Fuji discontinued their film. I wouldn't risk $1000 on a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By mich rassena
I miss the days when Ciroflexes were less than...

I miss the days when Ciroflexes were less than $20 on eBay. I wish I'd bought a few. I do have the Graflex 22 though, which is its near identical successor.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2,376
Posted By mich rassena
Having been in the computer world for a few...

Having been in the computer world for a few years, the term vaporware comes to mind. In any of these kickstarters, I'm skeptical until they ship product and meet demand.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By mich rassena
Thanks for this. I have two or three cameras I'd...

Thanks for this. I have two or three cameras I'd really like to use, but can't justify the expense of replacing the bellows.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,166
Posted By mich rassena
I'd like to see some side-by-side comparisons to...

I'd like to see some side-by-side comparisons to make a judgement, but my intuition is that the grain of ISO 400 black and white film would obscure most of the benefits of a better lens. As far as...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,313
Posted By mich rassena
I started out with the objective to use all my...

I started out with the objective to use all my cameras. I thought it was silly and wasteful not to.

Now, I realize a major portion of the cameras I own actually cost less than a roll of film and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,311
Posted By mich rassena
I received the same email. Went to the link they...

I received the same email. Went to the link they sent but it's just a link to the main site, not a special download page. I have thousands on Flickr, have been a paid member in the past. I'm not...
Forum: Other RF 04-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By mich rassena
I think the Clarus is a neat camera, and I have...

I think the Clarus is a neat camera, and I have one myself but with the 2.8 lens. I've seen the 50mm f/2 Clarus lens on at least two bodies on eBay over the past year. They usually go for a bit of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By mich rassena
I'm not sure why people assume that photography...

I'm not sure why people assume that photography diminishes one's experience or corrupts it. I've found the photos I've taken, even of the most basic things, to be as evocative as smells or songs. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By mich rassena
I've contemplated buying something like this for...

I've contemplated buying something like this for my Ansco 3A Junior. When looking at the adapters, the top and bottom seemed to be the same size, which puts the film in the center of the rails. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,729
Posted By mich rassena
The option seemed desirable at one time, but...

The option seemed desirable at one time, but after seeing some photos done of the work, I've decided to keep my Medalist all-original. I think my money would be better spent on film for the camera. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-10-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By mich rassena
I agree, just because the author's name is...

I agree, just because the author's name is attached to the article does not mean that the author had full responsibility for all of the content on the page. It's just as likely the author handed the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,940
Posted By mich rassena
I've been absolutely sold on micro 4/3 as a...

I've been absolutely sold on micro 4/3 as a format since I got my used Olympus E-PM1 in late 2016. It's almost five years after the release date and I think it's still a great buy. I spent $75 at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,331
Posted By mich rassena
I found the reaction to the author's words to be...

I found the reaction to the author's words to be way overblown. I guess film users feel attacked on all sides these days, so I've seen several people promising to boycott Adorama over this opinion...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-06-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By mich rassena
It's a shame 110 film is a bit too expensive for...

It's a shame 110 film is a bit too expensive for me to buy and develop these days. I have the 110ED, and it's a very nice camera. I paid $5 for mine at a sale, but I was surprised they aren't worth...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,736
Posted By mich rassena
This form of hair splitting was invented as a...

This form of hair splitting was invented as a method to exclude digital photography from the historic category of photographic processes. People who believe it are quite dogmatic about it even...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-04-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,736
Posted By mich rassena
The Mamiya C series is an incredible bargain at...

The Mamiya C series is an incredible bargain at today's prices. There's just no substitute for the larger negative size. The Leica M series could arguably be the best 35mm camera ever made but it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By mich rassena
I used to think that OVFs were the only way to...

I used to think that OVFs were the only way to go, but as my vision has gotten poorer, I find that manually focusing lenses isn't as easy as it used to be. I wish Nikon had put a proper focusing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 62,970
Posted By mich rassena
I usually use Freestyle for the Arista EDU line...

I usually use Freestyle for the Arista EDU line of roll and sheet film, and for the occasional roll of Ilford or eBay for Ultrafine extreme.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By mich rassena
I don't know whether I believe anything about...

I don't know whether I believe anything about this article, but they're really burying the lede. The homemade viewfinder is a work of art. Is this just clever marketing?
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By mich rassena
This is a wonderful idea. I look forward to...

This is a wonderful idea. I look forward to reading what you have to say.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,889
Posted By mich rassena
Gear is easy to talk about, and if you're in an...

Gear is easy to talk about, and if you're in an enthusiast forum like this one, there's bound to be someone who's excited about whatever interests you. Unfortunately it's easier to buy gear from the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 27,796
Posted By mich rassena
Great guide. I look forward to trying out your...

Great guide. I look forward to trying out your instructions.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-26-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 43,702
Posted By mich rassena
Lovely set of Retinas. Is there any source for...

Lovely set of Retinas.

Is there any source for those short shutter release plungers. I have one, which I find incredibly useful, but I'd love a few more.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,002
Posted By mich rassena
I've gotten a lot of use out of an accessory...

I've gotten a lot of use out of an accessory rangefinder. They're really cheap used, less than $25, and often less than that. While you can't shoot at f2.8, they're accurate enough that f/8 works...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,902
Posted By mich rassena
For $1000, I'd try to put together a more...

For $1000, I'd try to put together a more powerful desktop computer (with SSD, Core i7, 16GB or more). The work I'm doing now requires more RAM an CPU time than I have available. I'm image stacking...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By mich rassena
Why not something like an Agfa Clack? Very...

Why not something like an Agfa Clack? Very similar in concept to the Holga, one shutter speed, no focusing, makes 6x9 negatives, and cheap. But they're much better made, so that may be a pro or con...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3,096
Posted By mich rassena
I've gotten much better results using a set of...

I've gotten much better results using a set of extension tubes and the Nikon 60mm macro along with the slide copier attachment on a D7000. As a matter of fact, I've used the same setup on micro 4/3....
Forum: Other RF 01-17-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By mich rassena
I do the same thing, with the addition of the...

I do the same thing, with the addition of the 135mm Soligor. Camera bodies are cheap these days. Swapping lenses is an artifact of the time when they weren't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By mich rassena
It's very apt to compare Nikon to Kodak. They've...

It's very apt to compare Nikon to Kodak. They've been resting on their laurels far too long.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By mich rassena
I hope Nikon is willing to gamble on making this...

I hope Nikon is willing to gamble on making this camera good without having any concern that it will undercut their SLR line. It's time for Nikon to take some risks and look beyond the mirror....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,110
Posted By mich rassena
I'd buy a used Sony full-frame mirrorless, lots...

I'd buy a used Sony full-frame mirrorless, lots of adapters to use my existing lenses.
The almost $2000 remaining, I'd use to go on a trip, and take some pictures.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,658
Posted By mich rassena
Agreed, and what's more these interchangeable...

Agreed, and what's more these interchangeable sensors, if they existed would have economized on the cheapest part of the system, the camera body. Fully functional Nikon and Canon cameras, especially...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,658
Posted By mich rassena
I grow increasingly skeptical of these...

I grow increasingly skeptical of these Kickstarter camera projects. There's a reason that so few 35mm cameras had interchangeable backs. Including that feature in a project description is a good...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,325
Posted By mich rassena
I consider 35mm a bit of a dead end these days,...

I consider 35mm a bit of a dead end these days, so I'd recommend you leap into medium format. You don't even have to spend a lot of money to get good results.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By mich rassena
I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed. This...

I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed. This isn't what I'd imagined at all. I'd hope to see something that was beyond my own capabilities. I guess what I lack is the boldness to go in there and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By mich rassena
Most of my camera collection is comprised of $25...

Most of my camera collection is comprised of $25 cameras which would cost more to fix than they are worth. For example, Kodak Retinas, lovely cameras, but not worth it to repair. That's not going to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-21-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By mich rassena
I hope someone will post images because I'm...

I hope someone will post images because I'm really curious to see what the conversion looks like.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 5,060
Posted By mich rassena
The Light L16 has a very long way to go before it...

The Light L16 has a very long way to go before it can achieve the quality of a dedicated full-frame sensor, or even newer APS-C sensors. There's just not that much sensor real estate in the Light,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-12-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By mich rassena
I've recently gotten into adapting lenses from...

I've recently gotten into adapting lenses from 35mm to micro 4/3 in a big way. I have a small selection of adapters and quite a few lenses from most major camera systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By mich rassena
I just bought a handful of cinema and TV lenses. ...

I just bought a handful of cinema and TV lenses. I'm taking a bit of a gamble there will be anything worth messing with, but the auction photos were enough to grab my attention.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By mich rassena
Using a taking lens as a magnifier seems to be...

Using a taking lens as a magnifier seems to be the weirdest thing about the Exakta system. Is it actually practical?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By mich rassena
All of what you wrote sounds familiar. I don't...

All of what you wrote sounds familiar. I don't know what I really expect of them, except a little hustle. I stopped by a battery store at lunch today and literally heard someone say "We don't have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By mich rassena
So what you're saying is it doesn't make business...

So what you're saying is it doesn't make business sense for a photography store to sell photography-related things, like paper. Perhaps we have our answer as to why so many of them are going out of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By mich rassena
I visit my local brick and mortar just often...

I visit my local brick and mortar just often enough to be reminded why I don't go more often. They never try to sell me anything, which normally I'd say is a good thing, except in this case, they...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2017
Replies: 303
Views: 125,820
Posted By mich rassena
I think I chose the Yashica originally, but...

I think I chose the Yashica originally, but today, I'd go with the Argus since I take photos outdoors anyway. A little judicious searching and waiting and you can score the C3 camera with 50mm and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,127
Posted By mich rassena
still too much!

still too much!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By mich rassena
In the past I've sold parts of an Aero Ektar...

In the past I've sold parts of an Aero Ektar 178mm and a working Oscillo-raptar in shutter simply because they were worth more than their usefulness. I was this close to selling a Lester Dine 105mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,127
Posted By mich rassena
The hero image of the camera with the wood grip...

The hero image of the camera with the wood grip and leather does not inspire any confidence. In my personal opinion, looks very amateur. If the wrapping is that bad, what is underneath? Well, for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-21-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By mich rassena
I bought a Medalist last year, and it's an...

I bought a Medalist last year, and it's an amazing camera. It's a shame the Chevron seems to have become increasingly expensive, costing more than Medalist II in spite of the reputation of being a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9,824
Posted By mich rassena
To some people, the burned out area on the beak,...

To some people, the burned out area on the beak, and the lack of detail on the wing at the left of the photo and on the eyebrow are important. JPGs work fine if the exposure is well within the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 9,824
Posted By mich rassena
It's 2017, multi-terabyte hard drives and 64GB SD...

It's 2017, multi-terabyte hard drives and 64GB SD cards are not expensive, especially taking into account the comparative cost of cameras which shoot RAW.

For the way I use a camera, even RAW isn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By mich rassena
Depends on which bodies are being referred to. ...

Depends on which bodies are being referred to. The lenses with all the elements are DKL mount

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak_Retina_Reflex#DKL-mount_lenses

And adapters are available for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By mich rassena
That's a very rough prototype. It looks like the...

That's a very rough prototype. It looks like the controller just remote controls a VNC session. You can see it in the demo where the user just moves a mouse cursor around to launch an app. Is this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By mich rassena
For myself, I just bought my first Perfex, a...

For myself, I just bought my first Perfex, a one-o-one on eBay. This is the unusual model that comes with a Kodak Ektar from a Retina. Here's what it looks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By mich rassena
I can't wait to hear your experience using the...

I can't wait to hear your experience using the camera once you've had it a bit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By mich rassena
Sharpness isn't really the issue in the images...

Sharpness isn't really the issue in the images you posted. The photo from the Canon simply isn't in focus, aside from this, the subject is clearly moving enough to cause motion blur. If you were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By mich rassena
I agree. At best this is apples and oranges. Two...

I agree. At best this is apples and oranges. Two different focal lengths, one subject much larger in the frame than the other, but out of focus, with some motion blur.

Aside from this there is no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By mich rassena
While interesting, I can't seem to find many...

While interesting, I can't seem to find many images on the website. There are seven with the longest dimension of 300 pixels. I find that frustrating.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,070
Posted By mich rassena
I have an Olympus E-PM1 I bought last year. ...

I have an Olympus E-PM1 I bought last year. While, I can't speak for the EVF (since they're terribly expensive and I paid <$100 for the camera used), I've been quite happy with the system. I can...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By mich rassena
The images must be quite small in that case, like...

The images must be quite small in that case, like postage stamps.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By mich rassena
Could someone explain to me why these are called...

Could someone explain to me why these are called square prints when most of the images aren't?
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-18-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,546
Posted By mich rassena
I know mine are too. Just having the ability to...

I know mine are too. Just having the ability to take thousands of images, at almost no additional cost, has made all the difference. I don't buy into the notion that slow a deliberate photography...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,465
Posted By mich rassena
If you mean by its ubiquity as the default format...

If you mean by its ubiquity as the default format for photography, then I might be willing to agree with the idea. But on the other hand, these days the majority of photography happens using a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,465
Posted By mich rassena
I've been using an Olympus pen e-pm1 micro 4/3...

I've been using an Olympus pen e-pm1 micro 4/3 camera every chance I get. I bought it used, for less than $100. The e-pm1 was released six years ago, so it's not exactly the latest technology.

I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-28-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By mich rassena
Nice image! Now I understand why these cameras...

Nice image! Now I understand why these cameras sell for so much more than the average Retina.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By mich rassena
this is an interesting mod. Does that bump on...

this is an interesting mod. Does that bump on the front contain a motor? The viewfinder makes me think "strip camera", but I suppose there could be gears, or such, and this is a panoramic camera,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-15-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,370
Posted By mich rassena
I wish Fuji would make bigger Instant film. ...

I wish Fuji would make bigger Instant film. That's it. Fuji is great stuff, colors look good, the film develops quickly, no problem. Impossible has always been a bit difficult. I have hated the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By mich rassena
Looks like a Werra to me to, and it's gorgeous.

Looks like a Werra to me to, and it's gorgeous.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-31-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By mich rassena
For some reason I like cameras which don't fit...

For some reason I like cameras which don't fit the mold. SLR designs converged at some point, with the Nikon F being the template. After using cameras for a few years, most of the niceties that...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By mich rassena
There's nothing wrong with an SLR, and the...

There's nothing wrong with an SLR, and the existence of SLRs explains why such contraptions don't exist. But I like to tinker. The defining characteristic of the feature being discussed is the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By mich rassena
Sure, I was aware of the Periflex. I keep...

Sure, I was aware of the Periflex. I keep looking for one to buy, but they cost a bit more than I can do.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By mich rassena
The other day, I was wondering why there were no...

The other day, I was wondering why there were no cameras with this feature, which seems like it would be easy enough to implement and would guarantee better-framed photos. I always worry about...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 8,500
Posted By mich rassena
You can probably get the old Nikon software to...

You can probably get the old Nikon software to work on OSX Lion on an old Mac, so Windows may not even be necessary.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 8,500
Posted By mich rassena
It's tricky enough to get this series of scanners...

It's tricky enough to get this series of scanners working with recent versions of Windows. Adding in converters just makes it more complicated and most likely won't even work.

Scanning isn't a...
Forum: Argus RF 08-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3,014
Posted By mich rassena
Well, next year, the August 18th, is on a...

Well, next year, the August 18th, is on a Saturday, so I'll have more opportunity and fewer excuses. I ran some errands after work and shorted myself on time a bit, then it became cloudy (which upon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,047
Posted By mich rassena
Well put. The comparison to toasters is apt. In...

Well put. The comparison to toasters is apt.

In the 1960s, the Diana was a toy camera, given away as promotional items or sold very cheap. Some forty years later, LOMO was in vogue, and I saw them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By mich rassena
I just bought a No.3 Brownie camera model B in...

I just bought a No.3 Brownie camera model B in rough shape for $6. I'm happy to have one of these that's not in great condition so that I can take it apart and mess with it without worrying about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By mich rassena
The photos weren't as bad as described. Better...

The photos weren't as bad as described. Better composition and framing would have made them more interesting. As far as cameras go, the Kodak box camera, in good condition, will produce sharper...
Forum: Other RF 08-09-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By mich rassena
I had a Ricoh 500 and got some great slides from...

I had a Ricoh 500 and got some great slides from it. I think there was something wrong with it, because it would tear out sprocket holes on every roll, sometimes requiring me to rewind the film...
Forum: Argus RF 08-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3,014
Posted By mich rassena
Every year I plan on participating. Maybe this...

Every year I plan on participating. Maybe this year's the one. It would be an appropriate opportunity to use my Geiss C4.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-07-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,725
Posted By mich rassena
While there's an element of vanity to them, I...

While there's an element of vanity to them, I think selfies are harmless fun. I'm tired of seeing them flogged as a generational wedge issue. I take them rarely, primarily because I never look as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-31-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,170
Posted By mich rassena
I'd like to know where one can get these one...

I'd like to know where one can get these one pound Fed 2s.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-28-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,113
Posted By mich rassena
What a shame. That was the only compelling...

What a shame. That was the only compelling feature, everything else was evolutionary.

Nikon is going to have to innovate to survive. For years I've recommended that people not buy their point and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,892
Posted By mich rassena
I certainly like the idea, especially winding to...

I certainly like the idea, especially winding to prime the next shot, but it will be a very long time before full frame digital is compact and cheap enough to make that happen. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By mich rassena
Is it really too much to expect white-glove...

Is it really too much to expect white-glove service from a brand that positions itself as the crème-dela-crème of camera makers and has a price to match?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-13-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By mich rassena
I just cleaned my 35RF a couple of weeks ago. ...

I just cleaned my 35RF a couple of weeks ago. I'm not trained in any kind of camera repair, but I still found the process easy enough.

I recall it being very easy to just remove the two screws...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,025
Posted By mich rassena
That's some of the slowest service I've heard of....

That's some of the slowest service I've heard of. I hope you were able to get a tremendous discount for your trouble.
Forum: Other RF 07-11-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 4,491
Posted By mich rassena
That's a shame. It was nice to have the option...

That's a shame. It was nice to have the option to have the conversion done.

It's also unfortunate that we're down to single individuals providing these services. All of those folks need...
Forum: Other RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 4,491
Posted By mich rassena
I just bought a Medalist II a few weeks ago, and...

I just bought a Medalist II a few weeks ago, and I've done the math and it seems like respooling is the most economical path for my needs. If I were using the camera professionally or planned to put...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,361
Posted By mich rassena
Very good to know. Quite a few of those lenses...

Very good to know. Quite a few of those lenses are available for auction, and it's hard to know the good from the bad. If I buy one, maybe I'll just plan on having to open it up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,361
Posted By mich rassena
I've certainly had my eye on a Helios-81H for a...

I've certainly had my eye on a Helios-81H for a while and wouldn't hesitate to get one when attached to a camera if it were cheaper. Using a Kiev 19 with Nikon lenses might be a novelty in itself. ...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-03-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 42,866
Posted By mich rassena
I bought an absolute gem of a Retina IIIc the...

I bought an absolute gem of a Retina IIIc the other day. It's almost too nice to use, and cost me less than $100. I think it's unlikely I can find a Barnack Leica with a lens in such condition...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By mich rassena
Looks like a color banding issue, like...

Looks like a color banding issue, like posterization. I would suggest scanning to an uncompressed 16-bit per pixel TIF and looking for the problem. Are you brightening the image in the scanner or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By mich rassena
What I find draws the most attention is the lens,...

What I find draws the most attention is the lens, the bigger the lens in either length or width, the more attention it draws. I do recall a moment when someone pointed a big lens at me, and there's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-20-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,467
Posted By mich rassena
All of those are fine options too. I could...

All of those are fine options too.

I could probably make another dozen recommendations myself that I'd prefer over gambling on a FSU rangefinder in unknown condition and at comparable cost.

I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-19-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,467
Posted By mich rassena
I have a Kiev 4 that cost me about $50. It came...

I have a Kiev 4 that cost me about $50. It came to me supposedly working, having been fooled with a bit by previous owner(s). I fooled with it some more trying to get the rangefinder to line up. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 19,969
Posted By mich rassena
I'm also skeptical there are significant...

I'm also skeptical there are significant differences between these lenses if they were made in the same era. Obviously coated vs uncoated, there's a difference. Different formulas have different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2017
Replies: 330
Views: 50,070
Posted By mich rassena
I have a small variety of Kodak box cameras, and...

I have a small variety of Kodak box cameras, and Ansco and Kodak folding cameras of unknown date so it's hard to say which is the oldest. Some of the folders have patent dates, but I don't know the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,162
Posted By mich rassena
I occasionally find cameras at thrift stores, but...

I occasionally find cameras at thrift stores, but now that our local Value Village has closed down, I rarely see any. I would have assumed they'd be popping up at the other stores in town, but no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,162
Posted By mich rassena
That Argus was a heck of deal, especially...

That Argus was a heck of deal, especially something so uncommon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By mich rassena
Where are the photography forums? I'm looking...

Where are the photography forums? I'm looking for one as well. Maybe somewhere with strict rules that gear and procedure isn't to be discussed, lest everything slide into the technical side of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By mich rassena
Thanks, that's very helpful, and a simple way to...

Thanks, that's very helpful, and a simple way to make the distinction.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By mich rassena
Looking for the foot is a very helpful...

Looking for the foot is a very helpful suggestion. For some reason, my mind immediately goes to the Kiev 4 as the template for all Kievs, forgetting there were several preceding versions. It's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By mich rassena
That's a great website. I'll scroll through...

That's a great website. I'll scroll through there for examples.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 19,385
Posted By mich rassena
Nice images. I enjoy seeing an old camera like...

Nice images. I enjoy seeing an old camera like that getting some exercise.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-19-2017
Replies: 172
Views: 33,610
Posted By mich rassena
That film back is really old school, I love it. ...

That film back is really old school, I love it. Was this camera expensive?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By mich rassena
I'd really like to buy an early Kiev as an...

I'd really like to buy an early Kiev as an alternative to a Contax. Where can I find a good guide to distinguishing the various models of Kiev online? I'd like to be able to look at an auction page...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,754
Posted By mich rassena
I feel like it's all been downhill since people...

I feel like it's all been downhill since people stopped mixing their own emulsions and coating plates...

But seriously, it's amazing how each technical advanced has been greeted with enthusiasm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By mich rassena
I know you said you don't want a TLR, but have...

I know you said you don't want a TLR, but have you considered using a Mamiya C series TLR with an accessory prism finder? For me, the major annoyance of TLRs is the reversed image, which is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By mich rassena
What I'm using is not strictly an m42 adapter,...

What I'm using is not strictly an m42 adapter, but one made especially to mount m42 helicals, a short adapter. But still, it's a little long. Distant focus is about 10 feet or so. I need to find a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By mich rassena
I was able to bodge the lens into place inside...

I was able to bodge the lens into place inside the C-mount to m42 adapter as described. Unfortunately the combination is a bit far from the sensor, so the lens doesn't reach infinity. The lens is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-04-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By mich rassena
adapter for Mercury Tricor on micro 4/3

I was wondering if anyone had adapted their Tricor lens to micro 4/3. From what I can tell the diameter of the mount is less than 1 inch because the lens is (just slightly) too small to fit the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By mich rassena
I'm familiar with the Bencini cameras, but didn't...

I'm familiar with the Bencini cameras, but didn't realize they'd made a 120 half-frame camera. I doubt there are many other examples of these odd formats (2:1 portrait is pretty unusual).

I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,148
Posted By mich rassena
That is a sad image.

That is a sad image.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By mich rassena
I'm not 100% sure I understand OPs question, but...

I'm not 100% sure I understand OPs question, but if you would like to attach an optical finder to the camera's hot shoe without triggering the camera to go to flash mode, just use a bit of clear tape...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-24-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 61,117
Posted By mich rassena
A couple examples with the Jupiter 8M with an...

A couple examples with the Jupiter 8M with an adapter I put together myself. It's a bit of a kludge. The lens is just jammed into an M42 focusing helical which is screwed into a short M42 to micro...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,105
Posted By mich rassena
Having not seen or handled the camera in person,...

Having not seen or handled the camera in person, I'm still hopeful that what you say is the case. I hope Canon, Sony and Nikon will all introduce larger than full frame bodies and lenses in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By mich rassena
Your images look very good. All quite sharp. ...

Your images look very good. All quite sharp.

Thanks for the information on the build. That seems like a great way to revive an old camera with a bad lens but otherwise working.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By mich rassena
That's some disappointing information about the Q...

That's some disappointing information about the Q series. I didn't realize the shutter took so long to read out and is electronic only. I wonder how that compares with my Pen E-PM1.

I think I may...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-16-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 3,117
Posted By mich rassena
The simple answer, is that critical focus is only...

The simple answer, is that critical focus is only at the 1.5 meters area with a few centimeters on either side (depending on the focal length and distance to the subject). The areas either side grow...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,668
Posted By mich rassena
I'd never heard of the scanner before, and your...

I'd never heard of the scanner before, and your review makes it look desirable. Of course, it's still too expensive for my budget or needs, but would be something I'd recommend to others. I'm just...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,487
Posted By mich rassena
Awesome shots. I especially love the one with...

Awesome shots. I especially love the one with the cars. This is proof once again that a camera is just a light tight box, and in the right hands, any camera can produce amazing work.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By mich rassena
Those shots from the Q look great. Sensor...

Those shots from the Q look great. Sensor technology must have improved quite a bit. Images from earlier Qs I've seen looked quite noisy even at low ISOs.

I've been considering a Q because of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,964
Posted By mich rassena
I make no excuses for being a superficial camera...

I make no excuses for being a superficial camera buyer. While the Internet consensus is that collecting cameras for your shelf is a bad thing, I don't care. I have my eye on a Bilora Bella,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By mich rassena
I look forward to seeing more. It would be nice...

I look forward to seeing more. It would be nice if these old cameras got more use.
Forum: Lomography 03-10-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,389
Posted By mich rassena
Since we're all speculating on what KMZ is doing,...

Since we're all speculating on what KMZ is doing, my guess is an M mount 35mm camera.

But as far as suitability for a review is concerned, I've long been a fan of LOMO for what they've done to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By mich rassena
I can't wait until the film is widely available. ...

I can't wait until the film is widely available. I really like the look of Cinestill, but 35mm just doesn't seem worth the trouble anymore.

I hope it's cheap enough I can afford a few rolls.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Good to know. I'm not sure how much would be too...

Good to know. I'm not sure how much would be too much force, but I know the handle that moves the aperture is breaking off. I wonder if I could take one from another lens.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Last night I unscrewed the front element, looked...

Last night I unscrewed the front element, looked around and didn't see any dust, moved the stiff aperture dial (It was more stiff than I had remembered) and tried the shutter a few times and for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Not an eBay purchase. I bought it knowing it was...

Not an eBay purchase. I bought it knowing it was non-working, with a no return policy, so it's not a problem. I didn't pay a whole lot for it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Thanks for the warning. I usually only work on...

Thanks for the warning. I usually only work on stuff that is beyond hope, because I usually wreck it anyway. If I can't get it to behave I'll just sell it off with a full disclosure of its problems...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Had the same thought that it was bent, but I...

Had the same thought that it was bent, but I can't see anywhere the arm collides with the case on its way down. I'll keep working on it, perhaps it will get better on its own. I'd rather not open...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By mich rassena
Mamiya 55mm for C series TLR

Last week I made a silly mistake and bought this lens in as is condition sight unseen, no returns. Silly me, I'd bought from this vendor before, and didn't think it'd be this bad. I thought at most...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By mich rassena
I like what you've done with the Autocord. How...

I like what you've done with the Autocord. How does it shoot?

I really like the idea of a TLR platform camera where I can add my own selection of lenses. It's a shame Autocords are a bit...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By mich rassena
That's kind of terrible looking with the post...

That's kind of terrible looking with the post sticking out of the top.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,387
Posted By mich rassena
I bought a used Olympus Pen micro 4/3 camera from...

I bought a used Olympus Pen micro 4/3 camera from KEH three months ago. I had gotten too deep into reading APUG, shooting film, and found myself stagnating without access to color producing less...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,039
Posted By mich rassena
The prism looks pretty good on the camera, and...

The prism looks pretty good on the camera, and from the front anyway, low-profile. Neat project. Makes we want to fool with my Argoflex and do a similar modification. I have a Pentax 67 prism...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,478
Posted By mich rassena
I shoot mostly primes on my Nikon bodies, body DX...

I shoot mostly primes on my Nikon bodies, body DX and FX. The FX body is easy, there's a lot out there for not much money. The DX body is more difficult, I have 24 and 28 and 35 and 50mm lenses,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,113
Posted By mich rassena
Alpas are beautiful and unique cameras. I wish I...

Alpas are beautiful and unique cameras. I wish I could afford one (or a few).
Forum: Other RF 02-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By mich rassena
I love the shape of the Bolseys. Reminds me a...

I love the shape of the Bolseys. Reminds me a lot of the Exa. Sadly I haven't yet obtained one of them to round out my American camera collection.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,425
Posted By mich rassena
Given those choices, easily the XA. Compact with...

Given those choices, easily the XA. Compact with a nice lens, rangefinder focus, flash if you want it, exposure compensation, it has it all. I find the other cameras are nice, but they are a bit...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-21-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,568
Posted By mich rassena
I keep seeing this same camera on eBay and I keep...

I keep seeing this same camera on eBay and I keep clicking on it because as a small thumbnail it looks like it's covered in a gray leather or something special.

What always amuses me is when a...
Forum: Lomography 02-21-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,558
Posted By mich rassena
I'm sure you can make fine images (and some of...

I'm sure you can make fine images (and some of the examples here are quite good). Like all things lomo, it's just too much money for what it is. The lens body reminds me a great deal of the Olympus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,101
Posted By mich rassena
Since you didn't specify whether interchangeable...

Since you didn't specify whether interchangeable lenses were a requirement, how about an Ansco Memo?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,653
Posted By mich rassena
And film is making a comeback...these headlines...

And film is making a comeback...these headlines are just there to grab eyeballs.

The last few generations of smartphones give the average person better photographs than they ever got with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By mich rassena
I agree with you. My comments about film...

I agree with you. My comments about film photography continuing to be a niche were directed against the assertion that any kind of comeback was taking place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By mich rassena
I'm not sure numbers at less than 1% of the peak...

I'm not sure numbers at less than 1% of the peak really qualifies as a comeback. I guess it makes for a great story, like the comeback of LPs and cassettes. I do hope that film continues to be...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2017
Replies: 610
Views: 111,538
Posted By mich rassena
I still have my first camera, which as some Kodak...

I still have my first camera, which as some Kodak 110 with a brown cover. Whatever model it is, there are spots where one can paste stickers with one's initials. I remember using it with flashcubes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By mich rassena
Olympus 10 with a 135mm or 50mm lens. I know...

Olympus 10 with a 135mm or 50mm lens. I know because I couldn't sell a working one for $40 with a 135mm Zuiko a few months ago.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 17,035
Posted By mich rassena
A couple of years ago I got into film, and film...

A couple of years ago I got into film, and film cameras, with enthusiasm after starting with digital about eight years before. To give an idea, I have my own darkroom where I do black and white...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,703
Posted By mich rassena
I've downloaded five of those DNG files from the...

I've downloaded five of those DNG files from the M10 proof of performance page. Are there any where the photographer stopped down enough to create a sharp image across the frame? The out of focus...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,884
Posted By mich rassena
I have a number of old folders, and pinholes in...

I have a number of old folders, and pinholes in the bellows are definitely a problem with some brands. An old Agfa I had was rendered useless by pinholes, but my Zeiss folders and Kodaks look great...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,101
Posted By mich rassena
One camera I'd like to own again in a better...

One camera I'd like to own again in a better working copy (sold mine since the film advanced would jam occasionally) would be a Ricoh 500. Fully mechanical, no batteries, reasonably fast lens...
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