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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,388
Posted By J J Kapsberger
We certainly do at times. I have the first...

We certainly do at times.

I have the first version of the 1979 optical formula: made in Canada, vented hood, focusing tab. I paid $950 for it a couple of years ago. I'm glad I did--that lens has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,388
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Will you pay $7,195 for the new 50 'cron Asph?

I'd hoped Leica would bring out such a beast , and they have, according to the latest email from the Leica Boutique (Montréal).

It's not hard for a lens company to come up with an f/2.0 lens with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,659
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Kindermann's repair warranty is tops too.

Kindermann's repair warranty is tops too.
Forum: Off Topic 03-07-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,585
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That's probably the reason for the bill. Very...

That's probably the reason for the bill. Very powerful commercial farming interests lurking behind this one. (Love a good conspiracy theory.)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,443
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I fail to see anything in that shot and others...

I fail to see anything in that shot and others presented in this site that distinguish that camera from others and make it a 'must buy'. The X100 thing on RFF has turned into collective hysteria.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2011
Replies: 1,423
Views: 346,277
Posted By J J Kapsberger
NB23 started this thread of 34 pages and counting...

NB23 started this thread of 34 pages and counting as at 2011-02-06. Here's a link to his Noctilux shots (many taken on KR64): http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/tags/noctilux/

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Therefore I spoke too soon. If you're doing will...

Therefore I spoke too soon. If you're doing will with that method, carry on.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's nearly impossible. So use an oral syringe...

It's nearly impossible. So use an oral syringe instead, as typhillips suggests.

Buy little medicine bottles with the top that accommodates an oral syringe. You can get the bottles and syringes at...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 5,606
Posted By J J Kapsberger
There's hardly enough information in the article...

There's hardly enough information in the article to know what's going on really with Kodak's film sales. The three million dollar loss: does that include non-cash charges? If so Kodak might still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes. That's what I use. ...

Yes. That's what I use.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5402772669_b1ca8d8e45.jpg

ISO 400 | 11 minutes in dilution H @ 20C (Massive Development Chart gives a starting time of 10 minutes)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Your mention of it as a liquid struck a chord,...

Your mention of it as a liquid struck a chord, which is why I asked. I seem to recall a developer available in both powder and liquid form. But I guess I'm the one hallucinating. Or perhaps the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,140
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It does? I've got it in powder form and the...

It does? I've got it in powder form and the Ilford site describes it as a powder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I have an M4 that came with a metal eye piece. I...

I have an M4 that came with a metal eye piece. I had a repairman (Gerry Smith, Kindermann Canada) put on an M6 rubber eye piece. About $60. Looks great. Doesn't harm my plastic eyeglasses lenses.
...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-31-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,007
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I understand that you have to look very closely...

I understand that you have to look very closely to see the difference in performance between the Xenotar/Planar lenses and the Xenar. I can't imagine the Xenar letting you down, especially with the...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-29-2010
Replies: 143
Views: 36,811
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uses an old Leica...

Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uses an old Leica and telephoto in Chinatown.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The link doesn't work for me. Ed: works now....

The link doesn't work for me.

Ed: works now. Thanks. I'd be in shock if the vendors weren't those vendors.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,882
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Come to think of it, yes, they did send my M7...

Come to think of it, yes, they did send my M7 over to Germany.

No, no mailing yet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,882
Posted By J J Kapsberger
My M7 was still under warranty when I sent it in...

My M7 was still under warranty when I sent it in for the DX reader upgrade. I sent it to Kindermann Canada who forwarded it to Leica NJ. Leica upgraded it no questions asked and charged me only the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 12,732
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I missed the previous discussion. Why would you...

I missed the previous discussion. Why would you remove the electronics from an MP? Why not simply remove the batteries if you don't want to use or be distracted by the meter? What improvement did...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 4,897
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4924313045_f67...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4924313045_f67bdc1ecf.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4051276929_f7056f644d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4051120847_873f4ef29f.jpg
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,263
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/4640759637_3cf...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/4640759637_3cff95312b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3482377398_0bbf279741.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/3195878198_38563fc902.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,168
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Dmitry Medvedev and Leica (again)

My guess it's an M9: http://www.economist.com/node/17416862?story_id=17416862

In the print edition, there's a discernible red smudge where the dot would be. It's not so apparent in the online photo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I don't understand. Collimation refers to the...

I don't understand. Collimation refers to the correct on-axis placement of the optical elements. What does it have to do with things aligning within your RF patch, which is a mechanical concern, not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, Burlap Jacket.

Thanks, Burlap Jacket.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Looks like it. You can see his hand move as if...

Looks like it. You can see his hand move as if manipulating one of those.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,723
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I had the older DX reader. I sent it in and the...

I had the older DX reader. I sent it in and the difference was like night and day.

Send it in and get the optical reader. Don't forgo an M7 for an M6 or MP simply on the basis of the older style...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,983
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yeah, OK. I'll remember that.

Yeah, OK. I'll remember that.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,983
Posted By J J Kapsberger
More film-like? These images look purely digital....

More film-like? These images look purely digital. Too clean (too plastic, too sterile) for my taste. And no less digital than images from Nikon, Panasonic or Sony that I've seen.

However, enjoy...
Forum: Off Topic 10-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Think this photo deserves an award?

It certainly is striking:

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/golf/blog/devil_ball_golf/post/Tiger-Woods-gives-us-the-greatest-golf-photo-you?urn=golf-274331
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Okay, who'd pay $1,400 for a 'dummy' lens?

Like, who?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Leica-M-2-0-50mm-Summicron-black-paint-dummy-ver-/370438940194?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item563fe1a622
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Shows you how stupid the TSA are. Simply go to...

Shows you how stupid the TSA are. Simply go to Airliners.net to see how common the pastime of photographing at airports is. No one need wear a hood. This is a throwback to the childishly simplistic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It goes on way too long.

It goes on way too long.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,425
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yeah, what are you and I doing wrong?

Yeah, what are you and I doing wrong?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,042
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Hats off to Fuji. Long live film; long live...

Hats off to Fuji.

Long live film; long live Fuji.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,569
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3988788905_578...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3988788905_57876c415b_z.jpg?zz=1

Olympian Temple of Zeus
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,425
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The so-called VF 'flare' has a lot more to do...

The so-called VF 'flare' has a lot more to do with eye position than with light being scattered.

I have a 0.85 M6 TTL. When the VF 'flares', I simply have to change my eye position very slightly to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,425
Posted By J J Kapsberger
My M7 dust has dust in the RF/VF system. I don't...

My M7 dust has dust in the RF/VF system. I don't notice it when using the camera. Not worth fretting over.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,209
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Those are excellent scans.

Those are excellent scans.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,209
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That I don't know.

That I don't know.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,209
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Just because film sales and earnings have...

Just because film sales and earnings have declined doesn't mean that they're not making a profit. The info doesn't say whether film remains profitable. It simply says that they're generating less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,209
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Well, we're waiting. Gonna tell us?

Well, we're waiting. Gonna tell us?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By J J Kapsberger
$2,295?! I've got a black chrome one for sale,...

$2,295?!

I've got a black chrome one for sale, mostly like new, for several hundred less.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,209
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The full quote (emphasis mine): " [I]almost...

The full quote (emphasis mine):

" [I]almost feel that there is a very real resurgence for film."

Very vague. He's simply giving us marketing. Is there really a resurgence?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 50,482
Posted By J J Kapsberger
"Why don't you just shoot digital?" "How long...

"Why don't you just shoot digital?"

"How long do we have to wait before those [shots] are developed?"
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-22-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,874
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Correct. This is what I did when an adaptor was...

Correct. This is what I did when an adaptor was stuck on a CV lens I owned, except that I didn't perform step 4 as above. Instead, I simply removed the adaptor from the body (using my hand) as I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 14,184
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I applaud Leica. It's a step in the right...

I applaud Leica. It's a step in the right direction in terms of styling. They've given the M9 a very modern look. Now, the next step is to move further away from building genuine imitation M6s. Let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,947
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I have it from a very good source that Leica will...

I have it from a very good source that Leica will announce something that'll interest, perhaps greatly please, R lens owners.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 13,340
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I own a 35 Summicron-M Asph and carefully...

I own a 35 Summicron-M Asph and carefully compared it to a 35 Biogon, which I owned and sold. Wide open, the Summicron Asph outperforms the Biogon—the Summicron Asph showed a significantly better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes, we even let you in with your M8!

Yes, we even let you in with your M8!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2010
Replies: 599
Red
Views: 137,032
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/4988667159_c0f...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/4988667159_c0fa45af86.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4988667137_fdd00fe540.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Phone Camtec Photo (Leica Boutique) in Montréal....

Phone Camtec Photo (Leica Boutique) in Montréal. The proprietor, Jean Bardaji, is well connected.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Judging by your photos, I think that lens is...

Judging by your photos, I think that lens is seriously flawed. Enjoy your M3, but with a better lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By J J Kapsberger
W/NW: Shot in sequence

The same scene shot on consecutive frames on a roll.

Frames one, two and three:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/4970758079_1cacd2b238.jpg
...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-05-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,425
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The quality of the images in the printed version...

The quality of the images in the printed version is stunning. The DVD version has a significant amount of extra stuff and the on-screen quality (PDF) is pretty good too. I'm tempted to go for both. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-05-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,425
Posted By J J Kapsberger
LensWork magazine

See the poll. Just curious.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-01-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,998
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That's a generous tribute compared to how I'd...

That's a generous tribute compared to how I'd describe it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,879
Posted By J J Kapsberger
OP: If your photos taken with the Elmarit-M...

OP:

If your photos taken with the Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 Asph are too 'harsh', you're doing something wrong. The lens is blameless.

I own one and can tell you it's not too contrasty, too harsh. It's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By J J Kapsberger
APX 100 at ISO 12. I'd never have thought of...

APX 100 at ISO 12. I'd never have thought of that. What development time do you use, the one you show above—Rodinal 1+50 18ºC. 12 minutes for direct sun?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Juan, do you have examples of APX 100 at ISO 50,...

Juan, do you have examples of APX 100 at ISO 50, 25 and 12?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,095
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Do you know whether a cheaper Leica camera would...

Do you know whether a cheaper Leica camera would be successful? It can be that Leica's doing as well as they need to.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,095
Posted By J J Kapsberger
If you're into matching lens signatures and if...

If you're into matching lens signatures and if you want a 28mm lens to match your 50 Summilux Asph, there's no better lens than the 28 Summicron Asph. Its signature reminds me of the 50 Summilux...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 11,205
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I hope it's more substantial than the Nikon...

I hope it's more substantial than the Nikon digital rangefinder rumour. Was that a year ago already?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,871
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's a public company if it's listed on a share...

It's a public company if it's listed on a share exchange (where its shares are traded publically), which it is: G.LCC on Frankfurt/Main exchange.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,820
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, Jim.

Thanks, Jim.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By J J Kapsberger
"Russia in color, a century ago"

Displayed on The Big Picture website (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,820
Posted By J J Kapsberger
However, the Online Photographer's article is new...

However, the Online Photographer's article is new to us.

Lots of people are convinced, by the translation of Kaufmann's words, that it's over for the production of film M bodies. It would be nice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,820
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Recently discussed. See here...

Recently discussed. See here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94197).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,871
Posted By J J Kapsberger
There you have it. Long live film.

There you have it. Long live film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,871
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Wasn't there a thread about this recently? Hasn't...

Wasn't there a thread about this recently? Hasn't Leica simply paused, not abandoned, film body production to use up accumulated parts inventory?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,482
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Because they look cool.

Because they look cool.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, Martin, that's exactly what I mean.

Thanks, Martin, that's exactly what I mean.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Agfa Portra 160

I've seen two shots taken with that film that, colour-wise, rank in my eye with the best taken with any other colour film. It's not a versatile all-round sort of film, but in its element—eg, north...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Don, If the item is imported into Canada and...

Don,

If the item is imported into Canada and isn't taxed by the CBSA, you still have to self-assess all tax and duties and remit them to the appropriate authorities. But who does? Not many.

I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,492
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's easy to use, but the important thing is that...

It's easy to use, but the important thing is that your LCD monitor is suitable for photo editing, which many aren't. If it's unsuitable, you'll simply waste money on the Huey.

Many LCD screens,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 7,445
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Coelacanth, you're proving that an f/2.8 lens can...

Coelacanth, you're proving that an f/2.8 lens can work wonderfully in available light settings.

I've always felt that the 50 Elmar-M has all the character of the 50 Summilux Asph but simply not the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 7,445
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4908057912_dd8...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4908057912_dd8edde3df.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4908055088_8ddd9c14fc.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4908064682_69c57f742c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 9,596
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4234550476_cdc...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4234550476_cdc028cb3c.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/3469670727_19ebe3ac4e.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4844898121_ff313b5954.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,257
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I've noticed that certain films scan more easily...

I've noticed that certain films scan more easily than others, so Roger's suggestion is valid. I think that films with thicker bases, like HP5+ and colour negative films, scatter the Coolscan's rays...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,257
Posted By J J Kapsberger
There is a grain reduction tool in the Nikon...

There is a grain reduction tool in the Nikon scanning software—GEM (grain equalization and management). Have you tried that adjustment?

A pro printer explained to me that even an Imacon scan of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,335
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It is when you get into FLs as short as 28mm due...

It is when you get into FLs as short as 28mm due to VF blockage. Even the Elmarit-M Asph 28, currently the smallest 28mm lens, blocks part of the view with the hood on.

The M5's not the best camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 11,758
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/3123683570_84d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/3123683570_84d107aa06.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 11,758
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3212116878_be5...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3212116878_be538b92d2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 11,758
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4021594138_45b...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4021594138_45b5233888.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2010
Replies: 258
Views: 17,189
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I imagine that pros primarily base their prices...

I imagine that pros primarily base their prices on fair market value of their photography. I don't think pros arrive at price in a cost-plus manner.

If a pro can get $10K for a particular shoot, he...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,764
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Correct. Several posts in this thread are based...

Correct. Several posts in this thread are based on the assumption that the photo takers could've helped but chose instead to take pictures. Nothing in the article says that was the case.

And we...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-12-2010
Replies: 133
Views: 9,639
Posted By J J Kapsberger
If I understand you correctly, because...

If I understand you correctly, because perspective is psychological, when Back Alley takes a 35mm lens and mounts it on a 'crop' sensor, he'll achieve a different FOV, but whether he senses a change...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,764
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Dave, I can't see the difference, especially in...

Dave,

I can't see the difference, especially in sensational stories such as this, between looking at photos taken by a news photographer and at those taken by an amateur. There's an element of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,764
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Agreed, it would certainly be harm through...

Agreed, it would certainly be harm through negligence. So, I wouldn't chose taking a picture over helping her if I could in fact help her.

There's no indication in the article as to whether those...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,764
Posted By J J Kapsberger
You're assuming that your moral position holds...

You're assuming that your moral position holds for all of "humanity" and that the people taking the pictures acted in a manner that one should call immoral. You've touched on what is for me the most...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,764
Posted By J J Kapsberger
"Ghouls Took Photos Of Dying Suicide Girl"

That's the headline for this article (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100811/tuk-ghouls-took-photos-of-dying-suicide-45dbed5.html).

Most of the story concerns the unfortunate girl's troubles that led...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2010
Replies: 133
Views: 9,639
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Here's how I read this: if I use a 35mm lens on a...

Here's how I read this: if I use a 35mm lens on a 1.53x crop camera, I'll achieve a 53mm FOV (which is correct), but will I achieve a new perspective or will the perspective remain the same?

What...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-11-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The ICE dust removal won't work with BW negs....

The ICE dust removal won't work with BW negs. You'll have to remove the dust manually, say in PS with the spotting tool.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I agree. And the whole thing could use editing....

I agree. And the whole thing could use editing. Too many mediocre images among the nice ones.
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,006
Posted By J J Kapsberger
He doesn't have a low opinion of the lenses per...

He doesn't have a low opinion of the lenses per se; he acknowledges that they can be used to produce wonderful images. He simply writes that they don't measure up in terms of performance (and in his...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Genius that I am, I usually—always—miss the...

Genius that I am, I usually—always—miss the blinking dot. I've learned the hard way, always return the back door ISO wheel to the default position for the roll.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-03-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 71,203
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Why keep a running list of those who say they'll...

Why keep a running list of those who say they'll contribute? Why not just open a thread already for shots taken on shooters' final rolls of Kodachrome?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By J J Kapsberger
MP-like flatter dial: I understand now. This...

MP-like flatter dial: I understand now.

This might answer your question: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/23365
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,299
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Sepiareverb had his M5's VF changed to the MP...

Sepiareverb had his M5's VF changed to the MP style simply for the framelines, not because of a white-out issue. Ask him about it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4844898121_ff3...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4844898121_ff313b5954_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I predict that the posted answers vis the shutter...

I predict that the posted answers vis the shutter speed dial will be no, you cannot put an MP-style dial on an M7. The dials turn in opposite directions. The M7 has more shutter speed options than is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 6,985
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes, I sensed that too (that Ferider confused...

Yes, I sensed that too (that Ferider confused price and cost, or that we didn't get what he meant). Price is what the customer pays for a product; cost is what the manufacturer paid to manufacture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By J J Kapsberger
No floating element. It's a great lens. I'm...

No floating element.

It's a great lens. I'm always pleased by what it delivers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By J J Kapsberger
My 28 Elmarit-M Asph is the smoothest lens in my...

My 28 Elmarit-M Asph is the smoothest lens in my stable. Like butter across the entire range. It has a relatively simply construction, unlike the 50 Summilux Asph's floating element setup, so it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,090
Posted By J J Kapsberger
What types do I enjoy? BW, colour slide and...

What types do I enjoy? BW, colour slide and colour print. Currently, my favourite films are Ektar and TMAX100.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,090
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Data is plural of datum. (Or did I just step into...

Data is plural of datum. (Or did I just step into your trap?)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That's my approach too. Accuracy is impossible to...

That's my approach too. Accuracy is impossible to acheive, as it would involve comparing the print (or other output) to the scene, which in most cases cannot be done, and memory is not infallible....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, Tim. Trying to nail colours so that...

Thanks, Tim. Trying to nail colours so that they'll look good on all monitors is an elusive goal for me. At home it looks great; at work it's too saturated and cyan in cast; etc. I find it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I'm sold on Ektar. ...

I'm sold on Ektar.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/4834176995_220cca7a40.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks. That's important, as I wear glasses.

Thanks. That's important, as I wear glasses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Leica 28mm aux VF vs CV 28mm aux VF

I looked through a (plastic) Leica 28mm aux VF. One thing I liked about it is that it extends a bit behind the body, which gives my (not insubstantial) nose a bit of room.

The frame lines were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 12,017
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Shot at ISO 100: ...

Shot at ISO 100:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4825663767_1c9b7e867f.jpg

This is contre jour in a way. The subject's on the south side of the east-west running street (so he's lit by north...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's the first incarnation of (optical) version...

It's the first incarnation of (optical) version IV. That is, version IV as it appeared from 1979 to 1994.

Second from the right...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,931
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The M6 TTL has a wider metering range (by one EV)...

The M6 TTL has a wider metering range (by one EV) than the M6.

"The TTL light meter is -1EV more sensitive"

http://www.nemeng.com/leica/002ba.shtml

I believe the M6 TTL has a metering range...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Too bad (it's a hoax). As a phone it would...

Too bad (it's a hoax). As a phone it would (might) be allowed into no-camera areas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,931
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I thought the M3 had a unique and more complex...

I thought the M3 had a unique and more complex design. Which Puts article confirms what you wrote above? (Can you give us a link?)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Forget the little matter of the image in The Economist

This is intolerable: http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/07/desperate-spain-fakes-world-cup-octopus-prediction.html.php
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Perhaps in that exposure range, with the dial...

Perhaps in that exposure range, with the dial telling the meter that the shutter will stay open for so long, it's overexposed to the point that the needle's gone off the scale.

Have you tried the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By J J Kapsberger
But the meter still should react as you turn the...

But the meter still should react as you turn the dial through the 1-sec to 30-sec range on the wheel. It's just that once you've matched the needles you need to time the shutter manually.

From page...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-25-2010
Replies: 181
Views: 17,698
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3965080834_943...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3965080834_9436fc26e1_o.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 19,746
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Dino, you should change your username. The last...

Dino, you should change your username. The last time before 2010 when Italy went out in the group stage was 1974. How about Italy82?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By J J Kapsberger
You guarantee your BW photos to last 200 years?...

You guarantee your BW photos to last 200 years? What will you offer your clients if, say, in 183 years the photos have faded a bit?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 6,096
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Skip the red dot. Simply cover the phone in black...

Skip the red dot. Simply cover the phone in black tape.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,489
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That's really the only advice we can give the OP....

That's really the only advice we can give the OP. One has to decide for one's self.

This whole idea of the 28mm FL being better than the 35mm FL if one also has a 50mm lens holds no water. If you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,666
Posted By J J Kapsberger
You mean you're thinking of upgrading the RF...

You mean you're thinking of upgrading the RF patch to eliminate the occasional white-out? That upgrade does not entail installing an MP finder, but merely a masking device. I think installing an MP...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Could it be the effect of a roll improperly...

Could it be the effect of a roll improperly loaded onto the developing reel, which by coincidence shows up in a highlight area?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Which lens is that?

Which lens is that?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,243
Posted By J J Kapsberger
True, part of his point was that indeed. But I...

True, part of his point was that indeed. But I focused on the part about it still being first rate decades later to argue, perhaps in the extreme, that more expensive--in the case of Summilux Asph....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,243
Posted By J J Kapsberger
First rate in terms of what? Not performance. I...

First rate in terms of what? Not performance. I think any lens in Leica's current line-up would outperform the Konica S2's lens, judging by how soft your (very lovely) model is.

Fist rate in terms...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,409
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Derek, I recognized that building instantly.

Derek, I recognized that building instantly.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 6,409
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The world has always been paranoid. The...

The world has always been paranoid. The technology is finally catching up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 2,947
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Exactly. Don't want to screw up and enrage the...

Exactly. Don't want to screw up and enrage the mother of the bride!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 2,947
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Seconded. Good for intuitive handling of two...

Seconded. Good for intuitive handling of two bodies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The meter scale should be very easy to read even...

The meter scale should be very easy to read even for someone wearing glasses.

You needn't pull the batter when the camera's not in use. There's no drain on the battery if the shutter's not cocked...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,282
Posted By J J Kapsberger
And a nice glass.

And a nice glass.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,282
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's good to have a dram of scotch after the...

It's good to have a dram of scotch after the session. Therefore, keep a good bottle on standby.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 8,099
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I guess you can't, but you can easily match that...

I guess you can't, but you can easily match that convenience with a properly designed screw-on or slide-on hood. My non-slide-out hoods are always on my lenses and have caps that cover them. I don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 8,099
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I feel that the hood on my 50 Summilux Asph.,...

I feel that the hood on my 50 Summilux Asph., although it locks into place, doesn't offer the physical protection that a screw-on vented hood would. (A screw-on hood would stay in place more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I'm not surprised. He told me he "cut his teeth"...

I'm not surprised. He told me he "cut his teeth" on Rolleiflex cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By J J Kapsberger
What does Gerry look like? I've only heard his...

What does Gerry look like? I've only heard his voice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I don't know whether they're training anyone....

I don't know whether they're training anyone. Camera repair isn't as lucrative as it used to be, so perhaps independent repair people won't be able to sell their businesses; there might not be any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,273
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I'll vouch for that. Very nice guy to deal with....

I'll vouch for that. Very nice guy to deal with. He's looked after me quite well.



Standard Gerry line. Another one is "I'm supposed to be retired, but I'm busier now than I was before."

I hope...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-08-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5,584
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I just bought this book ("Wonderland"). Worth...

I just bought this book ("Wonderland"). Worth every penny (only USD 35 or so plus shipping). Some of the shots are masterworks. The shot of the herion addict (shot 72) is moving.

There is mention...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,974
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Supposedly it's bigger than the M8. A digital M5?...

Supposedly it's bigger than the M8. A digital M5? If so, I'm in.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-27-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,198
Posted By J J Kapsberger
For some reason, Benedict XIII expected me to...

For some reason, Benedict XIII expected me to apologize for this post. Odd, but I'll play along. Therefore, I apologize for Benedict's post. (No, I'm not Benedict XIII.)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,547
Posted By J J Kapsberger
His argument makes perfect sense to me. He values...

His argument makes perfect sense to me. He values his time shooting pictures such that the opportunity cost of forgoing that time is greater than the pure dollar savings of buying and fixing up any...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,547
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I don't know whether it's ever been explained,...

I don't know whether it's ever been explained, but what is Former Soviet Union? Former? Where is the current Soviet Union? Can one buy Current Soviet Union (CSU) photography equipment somewhere?
...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 14,839
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I understand it has mostly to do with brass,...

I understand it has mostly to do with brass, which becomes smoother as it wears. And the fact that they're overbuilt and exquisitely well put together.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 14,839
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Same here. The recessed windows à la M2 and M4...

Same here. The recessed windows à la M2 and M4 are the best, practically and aesthetically.



Agreed. The M7 would be my choice.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 14,839
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Smart. I've been watching the continuing exploits...

Smart. I've been watching the continuing exploits of B XIII. It seems you sensed things even a couple of weeks ago. I too was struck by the familiarity.

Anyhoo...

There's an inevitable trade-off...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, kbg32 and tightsqueez. A quick tour of...

Thanks, kbg32 and tightsqueez. A quick tour of LCD resource sights tels me that 1) the Samsung Syncmaster is not well suited to Adobe RGB proofing and 2) the Dell Ultrasharp monitor is excellent.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By J J Kapsberger
What's maddening is that even if my system is set...

What's maddening is that even if my system is set up totally correctly, proofing goes totally out of whack if my viewing angle isn't correct.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Using an LCD monitor with Photoshop

And other post-processing software. How do you manage?

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW monitor. Things generally look brilliant on it; however, apparent gamma changes significantly as I change...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,635
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Hmm. He seems to hail from somewhere south of...

Hmm. He seems to hail from somewhere south of Edmonton.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,635
Posted By J J Kapsberger
This might turn rather interesting. However, B...

This might turn rather interesting. However, B XIII referred to solipsists, not sophists, so there's no ad hominem vis sophists, as the reference was only to solipsists who indeed believe that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,635
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes, there's an objective reality at the basis of...

Yes, there's an objective reality at the basis of everything whether or not anyone can observe it directly or indirectly.

I'd thought that bokeh was, by definition, purely subjective--an aesthetic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,875
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The OP refers to aspherical lenses. The 50...

The OP refers to aspherical lenses. The 50 Summicron is not aspherical.

As for the other Summicrons, the one most often criticized (unfairly, in my opinion) is the 35 Summicron Asph. It, however,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6,559
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I haven't had any hands-on experience with the...

I haven't had any hands-on experience with the pre-Asph. versions of the 28 Elmarit; I've only owned the Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 Asph. I adore that lens. The punch that lens delivers surely is second to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,151
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Spot on. If you love the obnoxious smell of...

Spot on. If you love the obnoxious smell of WD-40, Youxin Ye is your man.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,723
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Sorry. (Talk about a silly mistake.)

Sorry. (Talk about a silly mistake.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,723
Posted By J J Kapsberger
That same camera, in fact the very same photo of...

That same camera, in fact the very same photo of it, can be seen here (1st photo): http://mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/Leica/Leica-M3/Leica-MP/index.htm

In fact, the rest of the photos are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 18,193
Posted By J J Kapsberger
And you're right about the bokeh--'tis very...

And you're right about the bokeh--'tis very nice.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3433492894_0d9aaa284c_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 18,193
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I love mine too. ...

I love mine too.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/4021594138_baedd3c025_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 6,769
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3988788905_578...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3988788905_57876c415b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 6,769
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4033285539_2bb...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4033285539_2bb2142121_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/3489684687_586...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/3489684687_5860a3d6e7.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-26-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 8,640
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Agreed. And what lenses would be used with it? I...

Agreed. And what lenses would be used with it? I can't see Leica designing a set of lenses longer than 90mm to work with the EVF. And competent shooters don't need such a device to focus lenses in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2010
Replies: 216
Views: 22,051
Posted By J J Kapsberger
So much for Darth. Gone without a trace.

So much for Darth. Gone without a trace.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Option 3: pay the few dollars -- a negligible...

Option 3: pay the few dollars -- a negligible amount over the life of the camera -- to get the metering calibrated or adjusted to take the modern batteries.

At a price of £5.50 each, £5.10 each if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By J J Kapsberger
There's an LFI edition from 2009 that compares it...

There's an LFI edition from 2009 that compares it to the Elmarit-M 1:2.8/24 Asph. both on an M8 and on an M7. The MFT results notwithstanding (which some people point to as proof of the Elmar's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes, you did. And I like the line that runs...

Yes, you did. And I like the line that runs across his shoulders. And the general angle and posture at that very moment. It all makes for energy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,081
Posted By J J Kapsberger
When I posted that question, members here assured...

When I posted that question, members here assured me the focusing would improve in time. I've sent it in twice to Leica. The second time it ended up in Solms, who improved the focusing dramatically....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,081
Posted By J J Kapsberger
How 'bout that. Now I love my 'lux even more.

How 'bout that. Now I love my 'lux even more.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,081
Posted By J J Kapsberger
The 50 'lux Asph. has APO?

The 50 'lux Asph. has APO?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,237
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Rolleifix. Don't mount your Rolleiflex directly...

Rolleifix.

Don't mount your Rolleiflex directly onto the tripod, as you risk bending the door and creating a light leak.

The Rolleifix can be expensive (> $100). You can buy a pistol grip for less....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Typically, people who've seen my M5 and who...

Typically, people who've seen my M5 and who aren't steeped in the M5 Ugly Duckling BS have told me it's a cool camera, which it is. It looks very cool, very funky.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,295
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Seen in Athens: ...

Seen in Athens:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/4061526993_6765489479.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/4030642195_57ac3f187d.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,644
Posted By J J Kapsberger
You've all been fooled. I happen to know that...

You've all been fooled. I happen to know that this was taken with the post-Asph Summilux.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I think it works will with HC110: ...

I think it works will with HC110:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3350101483_b00c25dc67.jpg
ISO 800

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ISO 800
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Right out of The Omen.

Right out of The Omen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,070
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Women in touch with their inner men carry M5s?

Women in touch with their inner men carry M5s?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Going one step faster, rather than increasing...

Going one step faster, rather than increasing ISO, presents a significant trade-off: yes, you avoid higher noise or grain, but 1) performance on the Summilux Asph. at f/1.4 might be inferior to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,888
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I say that because you clearly suffer from...

I say that because you clearly suffer from blindness you should sell your photographic equipment while it's still worth something.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I'm struck by image two: I've not acheived such...

I'm struck by image two: I've not acheived such midtones with APX100 in Rodinal. In simalar images -- of mostly midtones -- my tonality has been disasterous. I've always used 13min at 20C with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Yes, simply because it has one more thing,...

Yes, simply because it has one more thing, relative to purely mechanical M bodies, that might need to be repaired. However, it's a reliable camera and its weakest link in terms of fragility, which is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2009
Replies: 437
Views: 228,550
Posted By J J Kapsberger
In which regards?

In which regards?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-10-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 15,191
Posted By J J Kapsberger
We'll show you the images but kill you...

We'll show you the images but kill you immediately thereafter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Most encouraging. Thanks.

Most encouraging. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 9,728
Posted By J J Kapsberger
One key difference to my eye: the Elmar II...

One key difference to my eye: the Elmar II delivers a more convincing 3D rendering with selective focus than does the Summicron. The Elmar's 3D rendering -- i.e., how the in-focus subject stands out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By J J Kapsberger
I was planning to take it with me on the plane...

I was planning to take it with me on the plane and hope that I could get the five rolls hand inspected. Maybe I should just buy the film there and have a local lab develop them.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Thanks, sevo and payasam. Payasam: no longer...

Thanks, sevo and payasam.

Payasam: no longer risky as in the scanning machines currently in use shouldn't harm even ISO 1600 film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Mailing film instead of traveling with it

Do postal services X-ray packages? I was wondering whether mailing my rolls of Neopan 1600 home from Europe would be better – i.e., safer from fogging – if I were to mail them rather than pass...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Paper covering the part where a VF window would...

Paper covering the part where a VF window would be! That can mean only one thing: live view LCD screen!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By J J Kapsberger
Finally, Bob. I'd been trying for the longest...

Finally, Bob. I'd been trying for the longest time to convince you to use those reels. I swear by Hewes. I'd never use anything else. Wouldn't even dream of it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By J J Kapsberger
What do you mean by the tab engaging?

What do you mean by the tab engaging?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-24-2009
Replies: 154
So?
Views: 10,492
Posted By J J Kapsberger
It's not quite an alternate spelling. The two...

It's not quite an alternate spelling. The two words are pronounced differently.

The correct word to denote the element is aluminium. The word aluminum comes from a trade name (I'm not sure which...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2009
Replies: 686
Views: 66,373
Posted By J J Kapsberger
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/3146307274_661...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/3146307274_661949956a.jpg

Post 74: Great shot, Urban Alchemist.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By J J Kapsberger
You're not missing a step. The counter should...

You're not missing a step. The counter should reset itself the moment the base plate becomes loose from the body. I imagine this'll be a small part of the CLA you'd planned to get, so no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By J J Kapsberger
If a $10 Russian lens is excellent, I shudder to...

If a $10 Russian lens is excellent, I shudder to think what average might be. I've seen many photos taken with Russian stuff. It's plainly obvious that Russian lenses cannot even come close to a...
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