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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By keytarjunkie
Great first images! Sure, there is probably...

Great first images!

Sure, there is probably information in the highlights that’s been clipped in this scan. Labs want to deliver a good looking final result but probably aren’t taking the time on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,510
Posted By keytarjunkie
I believe they added to double stroke to the...

I believe they added to double stroke to the later 670 to ease pressure on the advance mechanism. The difference for long term reliability should be pretty insignificant though.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://i.imgur.com/3iZWyjg.jpg Kentmere 400 in...

https://i.imgur.com/3iZWyjg.jpg
Kentmere 400 in D76 1:1



https://i.imgur.com/MLJu4uU.jpg
HP5+ in D76 1:1
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,510
Posted By keytarjunkie
Congrats on the Makina. I think you made a good...

Congrats on the Makina. I think you made a good choice!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,510
Posted By keytarjunkie
Linhofs can be good collectibles. I donít have...

Linhofs can be good collectibles. I donít have experience with the 612 but I think itís pretty big, and I think also scale-focus but I canít remember. Personally I would look into the Linhof Press 70...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,510
Posted By keytarjunkie
The camera you are looking for is a Plaubel...

The camera you are looking for is a Plaubel Makina 670, if you can afford it. It has a Nikkor 80/2.8, which is around 43mm 135 equivalent. It has a light meter, but is still fully mechanical in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keytarjunkie
The Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 from the Nikon S3...

The Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 from the Nikon S3 2000/Limited kit (https://www.cameraquest.com/NRFS3%202000.htm). Sorry, there are so many Nikkor 50/1.4's and I've seen it referred to this way sometimes.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keytarjunkie
Well I have (and love) the Nikkor 35/2.5 in...

Well I have (and love) the Nikkor 35/2.5 in S-mount, but it's not very suited for color. Compared to the Millennium Nikkor, the 35/2.5 has noticeably less contrast, sharpness, and overall just looks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By keytarjunkie
Best compliment for Millennium-Nikkor

Hoping for some advice on a good complimentary M-mount 35mm lens to the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 from the S3 Limited kit. I know some forum members use this lens on Leica M cameras as a substitute (or...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By keytarjunkie
A black one (version 2) sold on here for $200...

A black one (version 2) sold on here for $200 just a week or two ago. Kicking myself for paying more, but I love mine anyway :rolleyes:


https://i.imgur.com/vynDIID.jpg


S3 Limited + 3.5cm f/2.5,...
Forum: Sony RX Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By keytarjunkie
I don't think it's possible - but I'd love to be...

I don't think it's possible - but I'd love to be proved wrong...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 694
Views: 52,854
Posted By keytarjunkie
Nikon F + Micro Nikkor 55/3.5; scanned with A7RII...

Nikon F + Micro Nikkor 55/3.5; scanned with A7RII + Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 at 1:2; inverted and processed in Capture One 20


https://i.imgur.com/wi9SGQz.jpg




Nikon S3 Limited + Nikkor 50/1.4;...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,349
Posted By keytarjunkie
Portable, fast lens, and cheap? Pick two. On...

Portable, fast lens, and cheap? Pick two.


On the higher end are cameras already mentioned: Mamiya 6 and 7, Makina 67, Fuji GF670/Bessa III, Fujica GS645, Bronica RF645. I will also mention some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,086
Posted By keytarjunkie
Thanks both of you. Erik, I know you speak very...

Thanks both of you. Erik, I know you speak very highly of the S Skopar every chance you get! The Heliar looks strange and the aperture seems finicky, but something about the rendering seems so nice...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,086
Posted By keytarjunkie
Does anyone have the 50/3.5 Heliar and the 50/2.5...

Does anyone have the 50/3.5 Heliar and the 50/2.5 Color-Skopar? I have an idea how each of these lenses renders, but I'm curious to hear which you may prefer. I'm interested in these lenses in Nikon...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-16-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By keytarjunkie
Have you considered the original Q? If the lens...

Have you considered the original Q? If the lens and viewfinder are big deals to you, the Q has the same lens and a perfectly good viewfinder at a much lower price. You miss out on the sensor...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By keytarjunkie
Wonderful shots from you as well (and everyone...

Wonderful shots from you as well (and everyone else). Really enjoying this little lens on the S3, although I am interested in picking up the w-Nikkor f/1.8 and the Voigtlander 35/2.5 to see how they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,731
Posted By keytarjunkie
Some people take joy in perusing through stacks...

Some people take joy in perusing through stacks of library books, thrift store clothing, or bad instagram photos to find the good ones. Anyway, it's subjective.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,731
Posted By keytarjunkie
Honestly, it's easy to find people on instagram....

Honestly, it's easy to find people on instagram. Just check hashtags of certain cameras (or film stocks).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,485
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://i.imgur.com/fP6rr42.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fP6rr42.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By keytarjunkie
This one was f/5.6, 1/60. On 400TX in...

This one was f/5.6, 1/60. On 400TX in D76.


https://i.imgur.com/50zRByW.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6,914
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://i.imgur.com/aYJjMB2.jpg Love this...

https://i.imgur.com/aYJjMB2.jpg


Love this little lens on the S3.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 756
Posted By keytarjunkie
If you consider larger formats, Fuji GS645W or...

If you consider larger formats, Fuji GS645W or GF670W/Bessa IIIW or Makina W67 might be worth looking at. I don’t know of a 35mm fixed lens RF that wide with leaf shutter.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By keytarjunkie
Peak Design 3L sling

I just got this excellent new bag as a gift. It's very similar in size to my old Domke F-5XB, but so superior in every way.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49275149606_8572bfc903_b.jpg


The...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-24-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By keytarjunkie
FYI, forum member Richard Haw has some digital...

FYI, forum member Richard Haw has some digital samples (I believe all on Sony NEX5 and A7) from Nikon RF lenses, using the Amedeo adapter. They are within his repair articles. Perhaps he has some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,724
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49249081901_78...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49249081901_78ff5c2f78_c.jpg

It's subjective, but this is my favorite combo. For people, I would probably choose the Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 or Zeiss 50mm f/1.4.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By keytarjunkie
I believe there were 2000 black S3 re-issues, and...

I believe there were 2000 black S3 re-issues, and 2000 black SP re-issues. It is said that there were about 2000 of the 1964 S3 Olympic. I'm not sure how many S2's and SP's were made in black but...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-18-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 72,253
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49238434322_98...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49238434322_9867db4290_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 761
Views: 241,465
Posted By keytarjunkie
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49237739268_1a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49237739268_1a065487b7_h.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49238434452_e299873f88_h.jpg


I've wanted this camera ever since I first laid eyes on it on...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By keytarjunkie
Ah, that makes sense. Nice viewfinders!

Ah, that makes sense. Nice viewfinders!
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 19,418
Posted By keytarjunkie
206484 is mine! :)

206484 is mine! :)
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By keytarjunkie
I think the S3's viewfinder is easier to use with...

I think the S3's viewfinder is easier to use with 50mm than with 35mm - it's really hard to see anything beyond the 35mm frame - but I value the ability to have both in the viewfinder. Even more, I...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By keytarjunkie
It's a great and inexpensive flash! I have used...

It's a great and inexpensive flash! I have used it on rangefinders small and large. I love the built-in sync cord. It looks puny on a big camera (pardon the Mamiya in a Nikon...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2019
Replies: 694
Views: 52,854
Posted By keytarjunkie
Maybe someone will tell you the 105 is the better...

Maybe someone will tell you the 105 is the better lens, but I think the biggest difference youíll see is the working room needed. For this purpose the 60mm is ideal but for other kinds of macro...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By keytarjunkie
Something like a Nikon D3200 or D5200 (flip...

Something like a Nikon D3200 or D5200 (flip screen is a plus), with a 55mm f/3.5 micro, on a copy stand.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,724
Posted By keytarjunkie
The second version (Ai-p) does not have this...

The second version (Ai-p) does not have this "feature".
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,724
Posted By keytarjunkie
My favorite is the F, despite its quirks. The F2...

My favorite is the F, despite its quirks. The F2 Titan is probably the best mechanical camera, but a plain F2 with the eye level prism is a lot cheaper. I like the original F for its similarity to...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By keytarjunkie
Does anyone actually use a 105mm lens on the S3...

Does anyone actually use a 105mm lens on the S3 without a separate viewfinder? How accurate is the frameline, and can you accurately focus wide-open?

I think the best setup for the S3 is:
21/25mm...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By keytarjunkie
Nice. Reminds me of the fantastic book,...

Nice. Reminds me of the fantastic book, Photographs Not Taken.


http://www.thephotographsnottaken.com/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By keytarjunkie
First, I'm assuming the negatives are similarly...

First, I'm assuming the negatives are similarly processed - if they're developed in weak chemistry or for too short or too long that could obviously have an effect on the output. Also, with color...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 01-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By keytarjunkie
I think I like the V-series better for slower,...

I think I like the V-series better for slower, contemplative photography. The H-series feels right at home with a larger grip-viewfinder setup; the V-series feels a little clunky. But to each their...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-15-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,153
Posted By keytarjunkie
Ricoh GR reskin/releather

I've used my GR to the point that the "leather" on the back of the camera is peeling up at the bottom, and the front leather has started to expand. Does anyone know where I could source a replacement...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By keytarjunkie
The Sacrifice by Andrei Tarkovsky

The Sacrifice by Andrei Tarkovsky
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By keytarjunkie
Because it's a little too low-resolution for...

Because it's a little too low-resolution for me...but I have been using it. A lot! Part of me thinks life would be much better and simpler just sticking to the crop mode than buying this extra...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By keytarjunkie
GXR vs GR

I have a Ricoh GR and love it. The jpgs out of the camera are amazing, I still shoot raw with my DSLR but not with the ricoh. I am so happy with it.

Anyway, I would like something small and compact...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By keytarjunkie
Wow, that's such a good deal. I would love to...

Wow, that's such a good deal. I would love to pick one of these up, but I don't live in Canada, and I JUST bought a Ricoh GR and an expensive 6x7 lens...I see GXR systems for sale so rarely, I hope...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,731
Posted By keytarjunkie
Fuji GA Rangefinders in comparison to Mamiya 7

I currently have a Mamiya 7 and 80mm, and I'm strongly considering getting the 43mm (so much $$ though). I am traveling for five months, and I would prefer to shoot 4x5 but I won't have room for that...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-17-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 319,101
Posted By keytarjunkie
I will once you find me a digital sensor that...

I will once you find me a digital sensor that adequately covers 4x5 and 8x10!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,617
Posted By keytarjunkie
Does owning a camera make you a...

Does owning a camera make you a photographer?

Does owning a pencil and paper make you a writer?

Photography has been an elitist's game since Talbot in the 1840's. Every once in a while, something...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,910
Posted By keytarjunkie
I have nothing to be upset about!

I have nothing to be upset about!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,910
Posted By keytarjunkie
Money is tight but you just bought a Canon 7 and...

Money is tight but you just bought a Canon 7 and another Fuji X100?

You prefer a 35 to a 50, then why don't you just use the X100 you already own? Is f/2 really not fast enough, you need a slightly...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,198
Posted By keytarjunkie
Some advice from a fellow 4x5 and 8x10 shooter. I...

Some advice from a fellow 4x5 and 8x10 shooter. I have a "lightweight" Benro carbon fiber tripod and Benro ballhead that I use for my DSLR, mamiya 7, and 4x5 no problem. 8x10 is so ridiculously...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By keytarjunkie
Is it on the negative, or just in the scan?

Is it on the negative, or just in the scan?
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-27-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,054
Posted By keytarjunkie
If anyone cares, this camera is on sale for $250...

If anyone cares, this camera is on sale for $250 right now on Woot.com, a popular sale site...

http://www.woot.com/offers/pentax-mx-1-12-mp-4x-opt-digital-camera-1

There's a bunch of other cheap...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By keytarjunkie
Nice images, especially #2. I think these are the...

Nice images, especially #2. I think these are the best film cameras ever made, at least because they're so cheap, fun, and reliable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By keytarjunkie
Very cool. I did this with the 35mm camera you...

Very cool. I did this with the 35mm camera you could get in "San Andreas" many years ago. I was never that good at it though.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-09-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,800
Posted By keytarjunkie
I have a nagaoka, similar to this one here:...

I have a nagaoka, similar to this one here: small, very light, and best of all it only cost me $300. Much more compact than Zone VI, Wista, Shen Hao,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,711
Posted By keytarjunkie
Oh yes. I hope no one would repaint a silver MP!...

Oh yes. I hope no one would repaint a silver MP! But this one is originally black. Very rare. Crazy low serial number.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/9795565306_c8abd66513_c.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-17-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,419
Posted By keytarjunkie
Absolutely agree with The Seventh Seal, The Tree...

Absolutely agree with The Seventh Seal, The Tree of Life, and 2001...I'd like to add Tarkovski's The Sacrifice and Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2013
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,711
Posted By keytarjunkie
Disclaimer: these are not...

Disclaimer: these are not mine.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5469/9792791956_792e402b8f_c.jpg

Leica MP black paint with Leicavit and Fujinon 5cm f/1.2
Nikon S2 black paint with 5cm f/3.5 micro...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,118
Posted By keytarjunkie
Here it...

Here it is.

http://photorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Fuji-XF-27mm-f28-lens.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-09-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By keytarjunkie
If your camera has a graflok back, it's really...

If your camera has a graflok back, it's really easy.

http://youtu.be/d4IdfJeSI08

Do what he does, except put your 120 back on and push inwards on those sliver tabs on the top and bottom of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By keytarjunkie
Sure, but it would involve all of the...

Sure, but it would involve all of the complexities of a rangefinder mechanism with the current electronics packed in there as well. I believe Fuji's current system for projecting the EVF into the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 8,583
Posted By keytarjunkie
I've used cargo for three or four years. I've...

I've used cargo for three or four years. I've been paying for it for 1.5 years. It's an incredible free platform - I'm still not sure if the upgrade is worth the $$ compared to other stuff, but I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By keytarjunkie
These are all great, here are a few more that I...

These are all great, here are a few more that I also enjoy...

http://thisisacult.org/

http://strange.rs/

http://www.itsnicethat.com/

http://www.lenscratch.com/
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-16-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 18,691
Posted By keytarjunkie
My $250 Nikkor-W 150mm 5.6 is all I need. I've...

My $250 Nikkor-W 150mm 5.6 is all I need. I've used the APO-sironar S, didn't notice much of a difference. My teacher has the 90/5.6 SA XL, which is a huge and impressive lens, but optically I don't...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By keytarjunkie
Same thing happened to me, but salt water and...

Same thing happened to me, but salt water and fresh water are entirely different problems.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-15-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By keytarjunkie
The price is the only downside I've found. It's...

The price is the only downside I've found. It's one of the best cameras ever made.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,552
Posted By keytarjunkie
The best scanner anyone should really be looking...

The best scanner anyone should really be looking at is the Epson V700. It runs a bit over $600. I prefer the Epsons to the Canons. The V500 and V600 are also okay choices if you don't shoot 4x5. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By keytarjunkie
Woo hoo!!!

Woo hoo!!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By keytarjunkie
Exactly. 1/30 doesn't matter if you're only using...

Exactly. 1/30 doesn't matter if you're only using strobes. If you're mixing in any ambient light, you will probably have some problems. The leaf shutter lenses are the solution, but then you're...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 5,666
Posted By keytarjunkie
I seriously did laugh a little there, sorry....

I seriously did laugh a little there, sorry. Negative film has a great latitude. You will get perfectly useable results as is, or you can even leave a note telling the lab to push them to 400, and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,926
Posted By keytarjunkie
It's pretty jury rigged, I'm not sure if it's a...

It's pretty jury rigged, I'm not sure if it's a real product or not. I don't remember any logos or anything on it. I'll check when I'm back at my lab.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,926
Posted By keytarjunkie
I use an iMac 27" from 2010 or 2011 and one of...

I use an iMac 27" from 2010 or 2011 and one of those relatively new thunderbolt screens. The iMac screen is calibrated, and I print on an Epson 9880 44" printer. That's good enough for me! I work in...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By keytarjunkie
Thinking about getting one - how bad/loud is the...

Thinking about getting one - how bad/loud is the zooming? and how does the viewfinder compare to, say, a contax g2? or any non-rangefinder viewfinder?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By keytarjunkie
Now I completely agree with you that Lomography...

Now I completely agree with you that Lomography has no business making a kickstarter, but I don't think you have a clue what you're commenting on. This is a product that you can receive by "donating"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,440
Posted By keytarjunkie
I took apart a broken modern copal #0 that had...

I took apart a broken modern copal #0 that had partially opened up and its blades had fallen out, and fixed it up. Went in from the back. It was a real pain, and I had no guide except a little...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-07-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 16,562
Posted By keytarjunkie
Don't remember if I've posted mine before -...

Don't remember if I've posted mine before - http://dalerothenberg.tumblr.com/

For the record, here are some of my favorite tumblr...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 7,766
Posted By keytarjunkie
I just bought the model above (Esprit, Prima...

I just bought the model above (Esprit, Prima Mini, Sure Shot M, etc), for $1

http://i.imgur.com/LeTgIl.jpg

I'll shoot a roll off and post the results soon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By keytarjunkie
The odds are 1 in 365, LOL.

The odds are 1 in 365, LOL.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 15,073
Posted By keytarjunkie
I had mine very briefly, sold it for about $150...

I had mine very briefly, sold it for about $150 more than I paid for it. One day when I can afford more than once nice thing, I'll buy another one. They are great cameras, I like their handling more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
Posted By keytarjunkie
If you hold the button in the middle for a few...

If you hold the button in the middle for a few seconds, it will lock all of the command dial buttons like flash and macro mode. There's no way to disable just one of them. Best solution to your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By keytarjunkie
I think so, but you wouldn't have a faceplate....

I think so, but you wouldn't have a faceplate. Here's a link to one on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6956290126/
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,815
Posted By keytarjunkie
Check out Walter Benjamin and Alan Trachtenberg.

Check out Walter Benjamin and Alan Trachtenberg.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By keytarjunkie
Here maybe? I googled...

Here maybe? I googled it.

http://www.henrys.com/74433-FUJI-HG-XE1-HAND-GRIP.aspx
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9,090
Posted By keytarjunkie
As someone who only shoots 220 and 4x5. I don't...

As someone who only shoots 220 and 4x5. I don't think medium and large format has a chance, except Ilford who has their own loyal customer base for custom-sized ultra large format films. 35mm has a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By keytarjunkie
1: you get a box. inside the box is another box,...

1: you get a box. inside the box is another box, and inside that, depending on what kind of film you're buying, is an envelope of film. Sometimes there's a piece of cardboard in there too.
2: yes,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,867
Posted By keytarjunkie
I try not to look at the price. As a college...

I try not to look at the price. As a college student, film takes up most of my budget.

My school has a few Jobos we can use to develop our own film, so that helps. 4x5 Portra is nearly $4 a sheet,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-20-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,995
Posted By keytarjunkie
Until someone decides to start making the cases...

Until someone decides to start making the cases again, I use the Kodak Pro Pack cardboard boxes. That's what my 220 film comes in anyway, so they are free and I don't have to waste my time looking...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-20-2012
Replies: 409
Views: 163,385
Posted By keytarjunkie
Some images from this past...

Some images from this past...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,604
Posted By keytarjunkie
Absolutely the Pentax 6x7 w/ 105/2.4. Amazing...

Absolutely the Pentax 6x7 w/ 105/2.4. Amazing combo, if lack of depth of field is your thing. And fairly cheap!

Back when it was my thing...(it's not...
Forum: Other RF 11-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By keytarjunkie
You can get a Canonet ql17 or konica s2 or...

You can get a Canonet ql17 or konica s2 or olympus XA for pretty cheap just to tool around with.

Personally, I don't like Leicas. If I want a portable camera, I'll choose an Olympus Stylus Epic or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 7,205
Posted By keytarjunkie
Buy yourself a book like Alec Soth's Niagara and...

Buy yourself a book like Alec Soth's Niagara and you will find out for yourself!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By keytarjunkie
She is one of my favorite younger photographers....

She is one of my favorite younger photographers. Really good eye and artistic direction.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By keytarjunkie
Never make work for the sole purpose of selling...

Never make work for the sole purpose of selling it.

:)

There's a great letter (you can probably find it online) that Stephen Shore wrote to a young artist...in it, he notes that he often sees young...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,624
Posted By keytarjunkie
I disagree with your article on a few points,...

I disagree with your article on a few points, mainly this:

"Tokyo Camera Style, is in fact, about people"

No, it is not. It is the opposite. The style of the site is to photograph the camera in the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-06-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,629
Posted By keytarjunkie
I would definitely recommend starting with...

I would definitely recommend starting with "American Photographs" and "The Americans." Both groundbreaking bodies of work that arguably redefined photography.

"Uncommon Places" by Stephen Shore,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,679
Posted By keytarjunkie
The Nikon FM/2/n cameras are fully mechanical...

The Nikon FM/2/n cameras are fully mechanical with a battery-powered meter. The FM3A is a little more advanced, but essentially it's fully mechanical AND has aperture priority metering (as well as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By keytarjunkie
I mean no disrespect, but you have 32 THOUSAND...

I mean no disrespect, but you have 32 THOUSAND posts on this board and you seem to post the same topic every week. Aren't you tired of that? Don't you just want to make some photos, and stop trying...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-16-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 9,473
Posted By keytarjunkie
I use a X100 and Mamiya 7 primarily. The X100...

I use a X100 and Mamiya 7 primarily. The X100 does not compare, for my use at least. It's just more convenient.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By keytarjunkie
I've built one, and dealt with most of the people...

I've built one, and dealt with most of the people who build them professionally. If I were buying one, I would wait for a used Charmonix Saber, occasionally they pop up on APUG and large format...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,976
Posted By keytarjunkie
If you hold the Menu button for a few seconds, it...

If you hold the Menu button for a few seconds, it will lock and unlock the buttons surrounding the menu button.
Forum: Photo Software 10-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,638
Posted By keytarjunkie
Does anybody use VSCO?

http://visualsupply.co/film/

Does anyone have experience with this stuff? Are they worth what they cost, or just a load of crap? I could buy plenty of film with $120...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,420
Posted By keytarjunkie
The problem you're having is, what's in focus...

The problem you're having is, what's in focus with the top lens is different from what's in focus with the bottom lens. This really only has two possible problems: the lenses are screwed up, or the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,586
Posted By keytarjunkie
Hey guys - the scanner is finally available for...

Hey guys - the scanner is finally available for pre order. $2000. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/890953-REG/Plustek_783064365642_Optic_Film_120_Scanner.html
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,929
Posted By keytarjunkie
I've spent 4-5 hours removing an old polaroid...

I've spent 4-5 hours removing an old polaroid pathfinder camera's leather. had to use a hair dryer. careful not to damage the camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By keytarjunkie
Huh? I don't understand why you'd do this with...

Huh? I don't understand why you'd do this with 35mm, but to answer your question, no, it doesn't matter. 120 and 220 have paper leaders, the film starts at the first image.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-24-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 7,840
Posted By keytarjunkie
Well, I suppose it depends. I routinely scan on...

Well, I suppose it depends. I routinely scan on an Imacon drum scanner (mostly 4x5 negatives) at 3200dpi. With the right equipment, scans can very easily outperform digital sensors, especially in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-24-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 7,840
Posted By keytarjunkie
A TLR is probably the cheapest way to enter. They...

A TLR is probably the cheapest way to enter. They are pretty weird and hard to get used to, though. Definitely not for everyone.

I bought a Bronica SQ-A on ebay for $140 a month or two ago. I've...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,098
Posted By keytarjunkie
Here ya go:...

Here ya go: http://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2012/the-vision-and-passion-of-dick-merrill/
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,940
Posted By keytarjunkie
Most recent roll? What's a roll? :) Here's my...

Most recent roll? What's a roll? :) Here's my favorite from the last batch of 4x5 I developed in my jobo:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8017502444_d175130a2a_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,491
Posted By keytarjunkie
These exist, I use one for both Nikon and Canon....

These exist, I use one for both Nikon and Canon. I'll see if I can find the brand name next time I'm using it. It attaches in place of a graflock ground glass screen and you can slide the camera (in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,876
Posted By keytarjunkie
Well, I agree with you there. I think most of the...

Well, I agree with you there. I think most of the people that own a lot of m4/3rds gear and are drooling over "full-frame" cameras and rumors, probably have a little too much time and money on hand....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-20-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 15,407
Posted By keytarjunkie
Eh. Olympus was doing the same thing 30-50 years...

Eh. Olympus was doing the same thing 30-50 years ago with the PENs. There will always be smaller formats - having a 4/3rds camera means you don't need as powerful as a processor, it's easier to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,876
Posted By keytarjunkie
I like the perspective of larger-sized sensors...

I like the perspective of larger-sized sensors (like 8x10...) so "full frame" is just another step in that direction. I will keep shooting film as long as I can, and if it goes away I can probably...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By keytarjunkie
Video has improved with one of the more recent...

Video has improved with one of the more recent updates (probably the latest, 1.3) but it is still terrible. On autofocus mode, it never seems to focus on what you point it at, it's very slow to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,754
Posted By keytarjunkie
To be fair, it's hard to pump 60fps out of a full...

To be fair, it's hard to pump 60fps out of a full frame sensor, and it's even harder when you're working with a very small camera and a small battery (in relation to the Nikons and Canons and Sonys)....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2012
Replies: 188
Views: 20,445
Posted By keytarjunkie
Sony most likely. Prices are, according to a...

Sony most likely.

Prices are, according to a random DPR user who spoke over the phone with a Leica employee just now:
M-E $5450
M $6950

Not sure how reliable that info is though.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By keytarjunkie
The distance for eos lenses is further away from...

The distance for eos lenses is further away from the film plane than the leica ones, like you said, which means you can use adapters. ;) However, as you mention, there is no electronic aperture...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,713
Posted By keytarjunkie
The ones that spring to mind that you're missing...

The ones that spring to mind that you're missing from that list are the Olympus Stylus Epic, Yashica T4/T5, and Fuji Klasse series. If you're willing to go a little bigger, the Contax G series and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-10-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,565
Posted By keytarjunkie
Nope. I love the X100's optical viewfinder and...

Nope. I love the X100's optical viewfinder and 23mm lens. I would have to give up both of those. If I really liked the lenses Fuji was producing, I would consider it. But I like the 23mm more.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,081
Posted By keytarjunkie
Wow, great stuff. Thank you for sharing. I really...

Wow, great stuff. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed these.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,233
Posted By keytarjunkie
The best scanner? That will set you back farther...

The best scanner? That will set you back farther than you want to go.

I think most people would agree that the best deal would be an Epson V700 (or 750). I have access to a V700 and an Imacon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By keytarjunkie
It sounds to me like some hollywood bigwigs made...

It sounds to me like some hollywood bigwigs made a deal with kodak, and that deal is keeping the entire film (both motion and still) afloat. I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but motion film is a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,465
Posted By keytarjunkie
Sorry, but, what are you smoking?! First off...

Sorry, but, what are you smoking?!

First off this thread is nearly a year old, and was written about the X-Pro1 before it was announced. Second, why would Fuji decide to switch to a full-frame...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,697
Posted By keytarjunkie
Actually I just rode the Cabot Trail in Cape...

Actually I just rode the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton on my bike. 185 miles or so, fairly arduous. I lugged my mamiya 7 along the whole way and gave my dad the X100. I'll post some pictures in a week...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-14-2012
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,169
Posted By keytarjunkie
a few digital tests of a project I'm working on...

a few digital tests of a project I'm working on along the housatonic river. I might even end up using a few of these in the final, I like the IQ of this camera under good...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By keytarjunkie
The larger domke gripper strap. I use the smaller...

The larger domke gripper strap. I use the smaller one for small cameras (ie X100) and the larger one for medium format cameras. It's a great strap and will last a long time.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,627
Posted By keytarjunkie
1. It's how you make it. I turn off playback and...

1. It's how you make it. I turn off playback and use the EVF only when it's effective (for distances under 5 feet). The distance marker in the viewfinder tells me how far I'm focused. It should not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 12,239
Posted By keytarjunkie
I liked my X100 when I bought it used (in january...

I liked my X100 when I bought it used (in january 2012) and over the past six months it's only gotten better with every firmware upgrade. It focuses noticeably faster than before, I can customize the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,406
Posted By keytarjunkie
I agree that the X-Pro1 seems like a digital...

I agree that the X-Pro1 seems like a digital version of the Contax G. I haven't used the Fuji very much, but I've used a G2 a lot and I have a X100. I think the flaws of the G series (mainly, the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,954
Posted By keytarjunkie
Mamiya 7 lenses all have leaf shutters. The...

Mamiya 7 lenses all have leaf shutters. The adapter would have to be electronic as to open the leaf shutter...so no, there are no adapters around for them.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 16,200
Posted By keytarjunkie
I routinely scan 4x5 on both a V700 and an Imacon...

I routinely scan 4x5 on both a V700 and an Imacon 848. The 848 doesn't even scan 4x5 at 3200dpi. The color control and overall detail is slightly better from the imacon, but not enough to warrant the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 16,200
Posted By keytarjunkie
To add, my secondary camera to my Mamiya 7 is my...

To add, my secondary camera to my Mamiya 7 is my Fuji X100. It doesn't have comparable image quality, nor do I expect it to. If I did, I would buy a second Mamiya 7.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 16,200
Posted By keytarjunkie
Mamiya 7. ..... I mean, seriously though, why...

Mamiya 7.


.....


I mean, seriously though, why are you looking for an alternative to the Mamiya 6? You haven't really given us a reason. And are you only looking for a digital camera? If you...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 19,025
Posted By keytarjunkie
I would stick to a Rolleiflex if I were doing...

I would stick to a Rolleiflex if I were doing portraits, I think it's a lot different than holding up one of these giant cameras to your face (your subjects will notice that difference too). However,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-06-2012
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,169
Posted By keytarjunkie
So so so good!!!! You have a great look to your...

So so so good!!!! You have a great look to your photos, and a great eye. Thansk for sharing these.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-29-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 25,294
Posted By keytarjunkie
Added a cable release today!...

Added a cable release today! :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7296738966_6b6b7f13c9_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,770
Posted By keytarjunkie
construction worker somewhere around 53rd street,...

construction worker somewhere around 53rd street, new york city

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7265801726_f56193c0ba_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,677
Posted By keytarjunkie
Precision Camera in Chicago is the place to do...

Precision Camera in Chicago is the place to do it, from what I've heard. I'm sure there is a place or two in New York as well.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-15-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,838
Posted By keytarjunkie
Not at all. The X100 easily fits in my jacket...

Not at all. The X100 easily fits in my jacket pocket, but I don't think the X-Pro 1 could...especially without removing the lens. It's also a totally different price point. I waited for the X-Pro 1...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,835
Posted By keytarjunkie
I make 20x24 digital prints via an Epson V700, I...

I make 20x24 digital prints via an Epson V700, I like the quality (I also use an Imacon, and the difference is probably not worth how much it costs and how much service it requires). I've made up to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-14-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By keytarjunkie
Oh, that's weird! I had no idea.

Oh, that's weird! I had no idea.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-14-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By keytarjunkie
Fogging? It's to prevent the film from being...

Fogging? It's to prevent the film from being exposed to light, never heard the fogging thing...

Besides this annoying contraption (which gives you a warning in the viewfinder when it's deployed, at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-14-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 15,232
Posted By keytarjunkie
Because I did not want one, and because this was...

Because I did not want one, and because this was $5. It doesn't move around on the hotshoe and hopefully never will. If it does, I'll be down $5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By keytarjunkie
Doesn't surprise me that much, considering the...

Doesn't surprise me that much, considering the relationship Kodak had with the US Government. Kinda terrifying to think about, though...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,827
Posted By keytarjunkie
Hey, that's actually quite cool. I'd definitely...

Hey, that's actually quite cool. I'd definitely at least want to play around with it!

For $190, that would sell like hotcakes in the USA at the Lomo store and Urban Outfitters :eek:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,784
Posted By keytarjunkie
No. If you want a camera that does both, you'll...

No. If you want a camera that does both, you'll have to get a Fuji GF670. Masking your photos is kind of pointless, even if you made your own mask, the film would still be spaced for 6x7 so you're...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 15,232
Posted By keytarjunkie
After taking everyone's advice and looking around...

After taking everyone's advice and looking around for a while, I eventually settled on the tiny Sunpak Auto 121s.

The back has an easy to use chart, an auto mode, and a full-on manual mode. It has a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,967
Posted By keytarjunkie
I'm not going to get into the optics or image...

I'm not going to get into the optics or image circles of those lenses. I will say though, that spending $1600 on a large format system before ever having shot it before is a terrible idea.

Buy a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By keytarjunkie
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118712
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118772

Seems we have already dissected this one.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,210
Posted By keytarjunkie
So you're saying that, since every genius YOU...

So you're saying that, since every genius YOU know is obsessive, EVERY genius must be obsessive?

Cool. You must know everyone in the world. What an accomplishment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 14,910
Posted By keytarjunkie
I agree. I wouldn't buy either of the cameras you...

I agree. I wouldn't buy either of the cameras you want without first trying out cheaper options, and then investing in something better if you decide you really like it.

Personally, I prefer the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,210
Posted By keytarjunkie
Man...so freakin what. This is...

Man...so freakin what.

This is you:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png
(via xkcd (http://xkcd.com/386/))

I really could care less. Same with anything else out there, some people will...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-28-2012
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,169
Posted By keytarjunkie
Just a friend of a friend, no one particularly...

Just a friend of a friend, no one particularly famous or anything.



Don't remember exactly, but most of any kind of post processing I do is done in adobe camera raw. probably lowered the blacks a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,501
Posted By keytarjunkie
Indexibit. If you can't get into that, try Cargo...

Indexibit. If you can't get into that, try Cargo Collective.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By keytarjunkie
It's not switching to the OVF when you take your...

It's not switching to the OVF when you take your eye away, it's just turning off the EVF and switching to the LCD screen. If you change the view mode to dedicated viewfinder (instead of "eye sensor"...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-19-2012
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,169
Posted By keytarjunkie
a rare...

a rare portrait.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5120/6949299962_be48ca933b_c.jpg
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-14-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,082
Posted By keytarjunkie
It's not going to happen, because every E-mount...

It's not going to happen, because every E-mount lens they've made so far only covers APS-C.

Sorry for killing your dreams. One day in the distance future, we'll get a small mirrorless full-frame...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 7,108
Posted By keytarjunkie
Well then, let me make it easy for you: buy the...

Well then, let me make it easy for you: buy the cheapest one.

If you can't be bothered with choosing a particular focal length, then you shouldn't be worrying about which one is sharpest either. Any...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By keytarjunkie
Voigtlander is really lucky, it produces pretty...

Voigtlander is really lucky, it produces pretty high-quality products in pretty small amounts and is still able to keep the cost low and appealing. How many other companies do you know that would...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-09-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 14,049
Posted By keytarjunkie
Why do people keep using this as an argument...

Why do people keep using this as an argument against the Fujis? It exists with ANY camera - rangefinder or not - that has a viewfinder off to the side of the image-taking lens. Heck, even TLRs have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,266
Posted By keytarjunkie
Check out...

Check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/futureimpaired/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/401photography/

Met these guys while exploring a new york mental hospital. They're awesome. I love exploring...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By keytarjunkie
Why don't you just look at your profile picture?...

Why don't you just look at your profile picture? LOL

From my experience, the Polaroid Pathfinder cameras (like the 150, 160, 800, and 900, etc) are pretty cheap (except for the 110A and 110B) and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2012
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,817
Posted By keytarjunkie
Nikon F 64x...

Nikon F 64x EP

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/7051867543_b1c0532469_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-06-2012
Replies: 283
Views: 72,253
Posted By keytarjunkie
Thanks! I'm probably going to keep it, I have a...

Thanks! I'm probably going to keep it, I have a 70s Photomic FTn that I started on but this one feels much better to me, the advance lever is much more comfortable and smooth somehow, so I'll sell...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-06-2012
Replies: 283
Views: 72,253
Posted By keytarjunkie
New-to-me 64...

New-to-me 64...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By keytarjunkie
Wow wow wow. Have we really never heard of 9eyes...

Wow wow wow. Have we really never heard of 9eyes (http://9-eyes.com/) here?

Yes, it obviously brings up some deeper questions about who is really making these photographs and their true intentions...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,706
Posted By keytarjunkie
Kodak LIVEPrint: Print your own kittens!

http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?ID=5558724772984513411&utm_source=www.kodak.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=AprilFools_040112&utm_campaign=Corp-Homepage

Made my day :D

It's also...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,102
Posted By keytarjunkie
I think it's pretty likely actually. Voigtlander...

I think it's pretty likely actually. Voigtlander made lenses for the Nikon and Contax S mounts, which is a TINY market....and they're making M43 lenses. I definitely think we could see a Sony lens at...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-29-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,629
Posted By keytarjunkie
Agreed. This is the basic principal of how a...

Agreed.

This is the basic principal of how a "rangefinder" works - or at least, using any kind of viewfinder that is from a different angle than directly through the lens.



They use the same focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,996
Posted By keytarjunkie
I've deleted at least five flickr accounts...

I've deleted at least five flickr accounts entirely...does that count?

It used to be a yearly thing. I would just be like wow, this sucks...and delete everything.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By keytarjunkie
The only digital rangefinders are the M8, M8.2,...

The only digital rangefinders are the M8, M8.2, M9, and Epson RD-1.

If you are talking about digital cameras in general, you can use your lens on any camera with a shorter flange distance than...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 15,232
Posted By keytarjunkie
Flash for Mamiya 7...

I've read all of the older threads about flashes for this camera.

My ideal flash would be the Contax TLA-200...I also like the Leica SF-20...but I need a flash that uses AA's or AAA's, and those...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By keytarjunkie
Messenger. Hadley. No.

Messenger.



Hadley.



No.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-28-2012
Replies: 283
Views: 72,253
Posted By keytarjunkie
From a few years ago...wish I still had...

From a few years ago...wish I still had it!

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6042/7025025975_fd7374a2db_c.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-28-2012
Replies: 2,588
Views: 646,169
Posted By keytarjunkie
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7024986689_b950...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7024986689_b95005efb6_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/6878885200_8559a887c7_z.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 03-28-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,785
Posted By keytarjunkie
It would have to be incredibly large (35mm sized...

It would have to be incredibly large (35mm sized sensors and larger are very expensive to build though getting cheaper), incredibly thin, have a good battery, and the market would be about 20 people...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,792
Posted By keytarjunkie
The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 is the best DSLR 50mm lens...

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 is the best DSLR 50mm lens I've used, and I've used all of the Nikons and Canons (except for the Canon 50/1.0L).

Personally, I would either get that, or a Zeiss 50mm f/1.7 for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,066
Posted By keytarjunkie
I don't know about facebook. I use it socially,...

I don't know about facebook. I use it socially, but not to promote my work. I'm a lot more active on tumblr though - I started a blog a couple of years ago for my photography class to share the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-26-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 14,659
Posted By keytarjunkie
The T3 is great but very expensive. The T2 is a...

The T3 is great but very expensive. The T2 is a lot cheaper and some people prefer it. I've used both, and due to price I think the T2 is the better option. If the T3 weren't so expensive maybe I'd...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-26-2012
Replies: 203
Views: 63,608
Posted By keytarjunkie
Wouldn't it be a lot easier for you to just click...

Wouldn't it be a lot easier for you to just click on "copy image location" instead of bringing up that window...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-25-2012
Replies: 417
Views: 160,194
Posted By keytarjunkie
Those are some amazing images. Wow. I have a...

Those are some amazing images. Wow.

I have a lowly Mamiya 7 original with the 80mm lens. Here are some more recent...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,496
Posted By keytarjunkie
Are you sure you want an old Leica? I'm not going...

Are you sure you want an old Leica? I'm not going to try to turn you away, but just don't buy anything unless you were exactly sure it was what you wanted.

Their website says their prices on the IIF...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-24-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 9,141
Posted By keytarjunkie
Dying.....:bang: Still waiting for that day when...

Dying.....:bang:

Still waiting for that day when I walk into a garage sale or thrift store and there's a Nikon SP sitting there with a little $5 price tag on it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By keytarjunkie
If you're using the optical viewfinder, how can...

If you're using the optical viewfinder, how can it freeze?

:D

It sounds like you have image review on.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,665
Posted By keytarjunkie
Yes, it's much more practical than Fuji's website...

Yes, it's much more practical than Fuji's website instructions. I just download the file, put it onto a formatted card, start the camera in update mode, and update it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 20,365
Posted By keytarjunkie
I concur. The X100 is my favorite digital camera....

I concur. The X100 is my favorite digital camera. It is the backup to my Mamiya 7, which so far has been my favorite camera ever. They are pretty similar, actually. The Mamiya just has no BS! The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,665
Posted By keytarjunkie
Yeah, Fuji has been great. Wish they would be as...

Yeah, Fuji has been great. Wish they would be as awesome with their C-print archival films as they are with this camera...

It appears that manual focusing is significantly faster. Not as fast as it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,665
Posted By keytarjunkie
YAAAAAH!!!! They fixed all of the minor problems...

YAAAAAH!!!! They fixed all of the minor problems I have with this camera. Unless I can think of any else LOL!

Installing it now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6,412
Posted By keytarjunkie
I have never used a Pentax 645 camera, so perhaps...

I have never used a Pentax 645 camera, so perhaps my opinion is invalid. But I have used some Mamiya 645 cameras, and have to say this: go big or go home.

The Mamiya 7 is my favorite camera right...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 5,808
Posted By keytarjunkie
I thought I'd let you guys know - I looked on...

I thought I'd let you guys know - I looked on amazon.com this morning and Portra 400 in 220 was $48 for a five pack. They had three rolls left. Unfortunately for everyone else I bought all of them :D...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,065
Posted By keytarjunkie
Never used a FM3a...but I had a FM2n for a while...

Never used a FM3a...but I had a FM2n for a while before stepping up to a Pentax 6x7...

I've tried and owned pretty much all of the Nikkor 50mm's:
50/1.4 Pre-AI 1st version
50/2.0 AI
50/1.4...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,426
Posted By keytarjunkie
Is the X100 considered a point and shoot? If...

Is the X100 considered a point and shoot? If so:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6835583879_0cff153936_z.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 5,213
Posted By keytarjunkie
Yes I would say sexiest = Black F2 with DE-1, or...

Yes I would say sexiest = Black F2 with DE-1, or F3HP without the red stripe. When I have to go back to shooting 35mm, my SLR will probably be a F3HP releathered and a Voigtlander 40/2.

Doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2012
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,711
Posted By keytarjunkie
Pfft, no you didn't! :p that's what the ground...

Pfft, no you didn't! :p that's what the ground glass is for silly! I'm sure you wanted to though...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,189
Posted By keytarjunkie
None of what you want to do is very practical,...

None of what you want to do is very practical, because of the large amount of distance between the mount and the film plane due to the mirror. I don't think you'll be happy with the optical quality...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-25-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 41,140
Posted By keytarjunkie
From what I know, it's not his day job. So orders...

From what I know, it's not his day job. So orders are processed very slowly. If you search rff for previous threads you will find a lot on this. I've bought from him in the past and the quality of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,574
Posted By keytarjunkie
Man, this is just why I don't like Leicas. On my...

Man, this is just why I don't like Leicas. On my Mamiya 7, I can easily (and carefully) calibrate the rangefinder myself with a small screwdriver. I can also lay some ground glass over the film plane...
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