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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Thanks! This looks very promising for the Ultron....

Thanks! This looks very promising for the Ultron. Any chance of seeing one from the Ultron of a similar scene at f/4 or f/5.6?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-01-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
It's a modern lens with less spherical aberration...

It's a modern lens with less spherical aberration and therefore higher contrast in the plane of focus. Especially compared to the Lux. But each have pluses and minuses. It just depends on what you...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-01-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Yes, the Ultron f/2 background rendering is...

Yes, the Ultron f/2 background rendering is busier than the f/1.7 and not as busy as the Nokton classic f/1.4... in other words, it's a mix of the two, and IMO somewhat closer to the f/1.7's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-29-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Depends where you shop. In the US, the two lenses...

Depends where you shop. In the US, the two lenses are nearly the same price, with the 35/2 $20 more at $799. In the UK, the 35/2 is £100 less than the 1.7 at Robert White.

I no longer remember what...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Thanks for the additional photos and looking...

Thanks for the additional photos and looking forward to the comparison shots. I was just in Munich in February and had ~5 days of sun and nearly 15 degrees. Nice to see the blossoms blooming!

FWIW,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
UK dealers could also be an option. Robert White...

UK dealers could also be an option. Robert White has it listed for about 700 Euro with VAT (not sure how Brexit affects things currently, or not).

Back in 2015 at initial release, the EU was...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Sorry, I meant digital images... I appreciated...

Sorry, I meant digital images...

I appreciated your early samples too, Jon, for evaluating image rendering. However, being a strictly digital photographer and having only seen digital images with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,504
Posted By rscheffler
Thanks for these, nutmeg. A few comments: the...

Thanks for these, nutmeg.

A few comments: the photo of the buildings, they might be too close to simply set the lens at infinity, at least wide open. But the tops of trees off in the distance also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,113
Posted By rscheffler
I generally agree with that you wrote. Regarding...

I generally agree with that you wrote. Regarding the above, also likely true, I've noticed prompts from Google (I use an Android phone) such as "remember this day" on a given calendar date, but a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By rscheffler
If it's Leica film cameras, you can try: LightPro...

If it's Leica film cameras, you can try: LightPro Group in Mississauga.

From their website (https://lightprogroup.com/pages/kindermann-canada):


Kindermann Canada Inc.
Blazes Photo

"After almost...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,582
Posted By rscheffler
I'm a fan of both the 7artisans 35/2 and 50/1.1,...

I'm a fan of both the 7artisans 35/2 and 50/1.1, but neither is 'perfect' or possibly even close to it.

Referring to the 35/2 specifically, I was impressed by good sharpness at near distances in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By rscheffler
I agree (I also had the 1DII - I have or have...

I agree (I also had the 1DII - I have or have owned all of the 1D non-s versions since inception of the line). However, from reading the various forums, for the last while, Canon has been endlessly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By rscheffler
IIRC, there is flocking paper you can buy, used...

IIRC, there is flocking paper you can buy, used for scientific applications (?) that became a common solution among recent Sony users adapting vintage lenses to the current mirrorless cameras with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By rscheffler
By 'great photographers' I interpret you mean...

By 'great photographers' I interpret you mean famous and/or highly regarded in the history of photography.

Off hand, I can't think of any.

Shooting (often wide open) backlit against foliage is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-24-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,595
Posted By rscheffler
I agree with what was stated earlier that 'why...

I agree with what was stated earlier that 'why shoot Leica' has been infinitely discussed and will keep on being discussed...

But since I feel like it, I'll offer my reasons for why I still shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,660
Posted By rscheffler
For all the derelict property developers/owners...

For all the derelict property developers/owners out there looking to beautify their holdings, it would seem prudent to sign a contract with the artist(s) doing the beautification, clearly outlining...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rscheffler
I'd use a smartphone to snap a few images while...

I'd use a smartphone to snap a few images while out shooting film to correlate to those images.

Depending on how comfortable you are with the idea, you can turn on the 'personal timeline' in Google...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rscheffler
What does the edge printing on the film rebate...

What does the edge printing on the film rebate look like in your HK vs UK negatives? Is one of good density and the other differs? This is one way to tell if a film was 'correctly' or sufficiently...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,588
Posted By rscheffler
Depends how picky you are. Over at FM (in this...

Depends how picky you are. Over at FM (in this thread starting around here) (http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum//forum/topic/1512530/39) there has been some discussion and comparison of the E and M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By rscheffler
It's a characteristic of that era with all the...

It's a characteristic of that era with all the fluorescent lighting, etc... Quite the contrast to the starkly monochromatic look seen in most images from Leica's current facility. Also interesting to...
Forum: Travel 10-12-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By rscheffler
Wondering if the OP is actually looking for...

Wondering if the OP is actually looking for feedback regarding travel to/from the countries/airports with the cabin electronics ban, rather than a general report about travel through countries not...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By rscheffler
Yes, like you I use Carbon Copy Cloner for...

Yes, like you I use Carbon Copy Cloner for various back up tasks, including fully bootable OS back ups of boot drives.

Recently I had a couple 4TB drives fail and was able to fully recover photos...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By rscheffler
If you think you wish to do this as a business,...

If you think you wish to do this as a business, it might be worth doing a poll to see which models you'll most often be working on. Perhaps also ask this question over at LUF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,339
Posted By rscheffler
Yes, this is in the direction you should be...

Yes, this is in the direction you should be going, IMO. Because it's negative film, you need to expose for the minimum shadow detail you wish to retain and if the scene has a wide exposure range...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By rscheffler
Might also depend on the market the photographer...

Might also depend on the market the photographer is working in. My feeling, viewing fine art photographer websites, is there are a fair number with minimal images, small sizes and simple sites. Also...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,945
Posted By rscheffler
Considering how slow it is, it has fewer 'legacy'...

Considering how slow it is, it has fewer 'legacy' issues of incompatibility on digital than lenses from that era 2-3 stops faster in a similar focal length. I tried one at a Leica Store and was...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-08-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,132
Posted By rscheffler
That's interesting. You must have a picky M240 or...

That's interesting. You must have a picky M240 or the LTM flanges are slightly off.

The biggest coding related problem I have is using uncoded lenses in live view. Most of the time when I mount...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3,141
Posted By rscheffler
Though I have been visiting Munich for over 15...

Though I have been visiting Munich for over 15 years on a frequent basis, it hasn't been since about 2002 that I used a film lab there... Of course, back then, there was a fairly broad selection.

A...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,132
Posted By rscheffler
Occasionally my M240 won't read the coding of my...

Occasionally my M240 won't read the coding of my lenses. My current rotation consists of Leica factory coded lens mounts, except one. The other is the new Voigtlander 35/1.7 which I've Sharpie coded,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 5,012
Posted By rscheffler
Yeah, the L16 images can look a bit wanting at...

Yeah, the L16 images can look a bit wanting at the pixel level, but then also remember at the largest file sizes (which depend on what 'focal length' was used) it could be upwards of around 80MP. I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By rscheffler
Crank up the ISO and use an image stabilized...

Crank up the ISO and use an image stabilized lens.

Monopod would be better than a tripod, which will take up too much space to set up, especially if you are in the spectator area and in seating with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By rscheffler
Does Leica NJ have a different deadline than...

Does Leica NJ have a different deadline than Leica AG? In the statement from Leica AG the deadline is August 15th.

This is the email I received from them May 15th:

Latest information concerning the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,393
Posted By rscheffler
Leica did not state sensor replacement will no...

Leica did not state sensor replacement will no longer be possible. Rather, free sensor replacement for all M9s and variants will no longer be provided beyond a certain purchase date (5 years - much...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By rscheffler
Generally the feeling is Leica strives for...

Generally the feeling is Leica strives for compact optics with the absolute minimum number of elements, etc. while Zeiss produces larger lenses in more 'relaxed' optical formulas. This might be more...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-01-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By rscheffler
Likely works best with a Leica digital M. I...

Likely works best with a Leica digital M.

I tried it on the a7, a7R and a7S. At infinity there is smearing in the outer area of the image due to the design of the Sony sensor stack, compared to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,393
Posted By rscheffler
Probably the only way to be sure is to request...

Probably the only way to be sure is to request supporting paperwork from the seller. This might be more tricky if done through a store, but if it's a private sale, the previous owner should have it....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By rscheffler
FWIW, shortly after Leica announced the end of...

FWIW, shortly after Leica announced the end of the perpetually free sensor upgrade program, when one would think quite a few holdouts (like me) would finally send in their M9 before it was too late...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,240
Posted By rscheffler
Thanks again. As you said, focus shift isn't as...

Thanks again. As you said, focus shift isn't as bad as I expected.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,240
Posted By rscheffler
While I haven't really looked hard on the www,...

While I haven't really looked hard on the www, this is the first relatively comprehensive and informative test I've seen of this lens. So thank you very much for putting in the effort!

I suppose...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By rscheffler
M240. The M9 is my Leica backup. FYI, I sent my...

M240. The M9 is my Leica backup.

FYI, I sent my M9 for sensor replacement to Leica NJ mid-May and received it back last week, so at least in my case, turnaround was only ~7-8 weeks. I only received...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 32,993
Posted By rscheffler
I use the M mount version on digital Leica and...

I use the M mount version on digital Leica and it's as good as any Leica or Ziess lens I've owned or used. There are subtle differences in rendering between all those but the 35/1.7M is a very sharp...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,225
Posted By rscheffler
Late to the party but my vote for hitting this...

Late to the party but my vote for hitting this budget:

Modern: CV 35/1.7 M (the current version) - very sharp already wide open with pleasing color and rendering, if not quite 'Zeiss pop' - sharper...
Forum: RFF News 06-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,241
Posted By rscheffler
I guess even less incentive now for price...

I guess even less incentive now for price competition at the top of the market, not that there really was any. Kind of like Seagate and WD HDD pricing.

Anyways, it figures. After years I finally...
Forum: Leica SL 06-09-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6,587
Posted By rscheffler
Just because it fits, doesn't mean it works...

Just because it fits, doesn't mean it works optimally (it also depends on how picky you are about technical performance). Like the image smearing problem you'll run into with wider angle lenses on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,548
Posted By rscheffler
You can never have too many 50s. :) If you want...

You can never have too many 50s. :)

If you want Zeiss pop/contrast, then IMO it's a Planar, such as the 50/2, but perhaps even better is getting a G45/2 converted to M-mount. That lens IMO is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By rscheffler
You might have some luck searching vendors for...

You might have some luck searching vendors for industrial/military/aerospace applications of SD memory cards. I noticed Panasonic has product available starting at 512MB, but not sure of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,212
Posted By rscheffler
This is the one thing that truly disappoints me...

This is the one thing that truly disappoints me about Leica - their sluggish service turnaround. 12 weeks is, in the context of high end cameras, ridiculous. Canon CPS will turnaround in under a...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,237
Posted By rscheffler
That's kind of the problem I have by insisting to...

That's kind of the problem I have by insisting to maintain Adobe CS2. A while back Adobe shut down the CS2 authentication servers, meaning it was essentially a 'free' product, but without support....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,451
Posted By rscheffler
Canon EOS-3 and EOS-1N. I was flirting with...

Canon EOS-3 and EOS-1N.

I was flirting with buying an EOS-1V in 2001... I borrowed one quite frequently that year from Canon's CPS program and loved it.

But I held off on rumors of the EOS-1...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By rscheffler
The Voigtlander is technically pretty close to...

The Voigtlander is technically pretty close to the Lux ASPH, though it does purple fringe slightly at times and I think the Lux is better at the edges... But while it looks neat with the retro...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By rscheffler
A search of the DPMA database indicates the term...

A search of the DPMA database indicates the term "Leica" was first registered in 1937. The familiar Leica cursive script was registered in 1974 and the red dot with the Leica script in it was...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-17-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By rscheffler
I think you should study the layout of the area...

I think you should study the layout of the area on Google Maps or Google Earth to get an idea of what angles are available to you. The first photo you showed, assuming that angle interests you,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By rscheffler
Think of how much money you save not living in...

Think of how much money you save not living in Toronto. :) That's a lot of film!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By rscheffler
This technology was also in a couple other 'still...

This technology was also in a couple other 'still video' cameras from Canon. During my college photography program, we used the Canon RC-250 'Xap Shot' (http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Canon_RC-250)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,014
Posted By rscheffler
A few years ago, I was in a public park, walking...

A few years ago, I was in a public park, walking along a trail, minding my own business when a boy around 8 ran up to me, stopped about 5-8 feet away, pointed a toy gun at and 'shot' me. So I shot...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,215
Posted By rscheffler
From the BBC link: "The US ban applies to...

From the BBC link:

"The US ban applies to flights from 10 airports in eight countries. Nine airlines are affected - Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait...
Forum: Off Topic 03-17-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By rscheffler
During the 80s, these ads and others were a...

During the 80s, these ads and others were a source of daydream inspiration and diversion from life as a high school student. Thanks for taking the time to scan them!

It's interesting to see again...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By rscheffler
The 35/1.7 is sharper than the Biogon wide open,...

The 35/1.7 is sharper than the Biogon wide open, but true, it's not really much faster. In fact, you really only gain the 1/3 stop in the very center of the frame.

As for ZM 35/1.4 vs. the 35/1.2......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By rscheffler
There was Tech Pan... Just found a couple rolls...

There was Tech Pan... Just found a couple rolls in the basement...
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By rscheffler
Too bad most Sony sensors are in cameras that...

Too bad most Sony sensors are in cameras that leave a lot to be desired in respect to ergonomics and ease of use. Sony nails a lot of technical points, without doubt. It would seem for some, other...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-10-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By rscheffler
Note that if you actually do travel to the EU for...

Note that if you actually do travel to the EU for such a purchase, you will not get the full VAT refunded at the regular airport tax refund booths. You will get about half of it back. Best to order...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,210
Posted By rscheffler
Just thinking about this a bit - a slightly less...

Just thinking about this a bit - a slightly less 'pure' M-D with live view via the EVF, but without an LCD on the camera, would be interesting. I would consider it.

Doubt it will happen.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By rscheffler
I don't see why the 21/1.8 would be any different...

I don't see why the 21/1.8 would be any different on film. It's a great lens on digital. I compared it against Leica's 21/1.4 and there is not much difference between the two, with some aspects...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,628
Posted By rscheffler
There is an option somewhere in Lightroom to...

There is an option somewhere in Lightroom to reset the develop settings to default and thus remove whatever edits were done to those DNGs. No need to go hunting for 'unedited' DNGs.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,102
Posted By rscheffler
I have extensive experience with the ZM 21/2.8,...

I have extensive experience with the ZM 21/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/2 and have also used the 18, 21/4.5, 25, 28, 35/2, 35/1.4, 50/1.5 and both 85s. I shot the first three as my primary lenses on the M9 for a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 10,000
Posted By rscheffler
At lower ISOs I don't expect you will see a...

At lower ISOs I don't expect you will see a quality difference between APS-C and FF in this application. As others have said, it's more the lens that will be a factor. I would wonder if the 35/1.4...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,960
Posted By rscheffler
I tried this lens on the M9 back in 2010. It was...

I tried this lens on the M9 back in 2010. It was very sharp, but the vignetting and edge colour shift was quite severe... particularly the colour shift. But that was prior to some of the later...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,960
Posted By rscheffler
I had a look at four 21mm M lenses on the M9 a...

I had a look at four 21mm M lenses on the M9 a few years back: my review (http://www.ronscheffler.com/techtalk/?page_id=130).

I did not try the CV21/4... I suspect it might have some edge color...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By rscheffler
I bought a new Voigtlander lens from them and...

I bought a new Voigtlander lens from them and everything went well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By rscheffler
This is what came to mind, too... Also, IME,...

This is what came to mind, too...

Also, IME, the 75/1.8 is not as ultra-sharp as the current Leica 75 options. The slower focus transition/rolloff might work to your advantage and mask minor focus...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,212
Posted By rscheffler
Someone suggested hoods... I came across these 3D...

Someone suggested hoods... I came across these 3D printed offerings a couple/few years ago: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/AnalogueRobot?l=36 though it's a limited selection of ZM and Voigtlander...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,671
Posted By rscheffler
50AA. :) I have and love the rendering of the...

50AA. :)

I have and love the rendering of the 50 Lux ASPH when in the sweet spot of camera to subject to background distances... But it's also a somewhat quirky lens with respect to off-center...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By rscheffler
The ZM35/1.4 definitely outclasses the ZM35/2 at...

The ZM35/1.4 definitely outclasses the ZM35/2 at wide apertures. Stopped down and you probably won't notice much, if any difference.

I've briefly shot the ZM35/1.4 with my M240 and found it didn't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By rscheffler
The latest Voigtlander 15/4.5 III has less...

The latest Voigtlander 15/4.5 III has less distortion than its predecessor, to the point in regular use, I would consider it virtually distortion free (in respect to the bending of straight lines)....
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By rscheffler
This is interesting to read from north of the...

This is interesting to read from north of the border. I always thought FedEx had a better reputation, but I see a lot less of them driving around here, where it's primarily the post office (Canada...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-11-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,365
Posted By rscheffler
Don't like the look of the silver lens mount ring...

Don't like the look of the silver lens mount ring on a black finish body... Will probably have to pay extra for the 'P' variant to get it in black.

I'm sure people will complain it's still not thin...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By rscheffler
Can you see the color shift on the negs? I guess...

Can you see the color shift on the negs? I guess it would be a slight blue tint.

On the reshoot, perhaps try photographing something that is definitely neutral and evenly toned. A white or gray...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By rscheffler
It's a nice area... my most recent fond memories...

It's a nice area... my most recent fond memories of it are from the ice storm back at the end of March... that whole area along the escarpment was spectacularly covered in ice.

As for the M-E...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,677
Posted By rscheffler
I'm shooting the M240, so believe the performance...

I'm shooting the M240, so believe the performance will be very similar. I generally prefer to keep it at 1600 or lower. At 3200 I start to see banding in some images, but have heard the 262 might be...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By rscheffler
Very nice, I didn't realize you were shooting...

Very nice, I didn't realize you were shooting digital M now? BTW, I recognize the parking lot in the final image (I think)... City View Park near Waterdown? Nice walks around there.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,492
Posted By rscheffler
It is a good thing! :) I guess this is an example...

It is a good thing! :) I guess this is an example of how everyone has a different opinion about what constitutes a good bag.

IMO, padding makes bags stiff, bulky and unnecessarily large when...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,153
Posted By rscheffler
There are differences in color and tonality, but...

There are differences in color and tonality, but not all that huge, IMO. The differences are more in how the cameras function. While outwardly very similar, the M9 is noticeably less responsive and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By rscheffler
I thought I recently read a DIY repair thread for...

I thought I recently read a DIY repair thread for this lens here... or somewhere... or at least a thread in which this lens was discussed.

I have this lens and it squeaks when the focusing ring is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-20-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 6,932
Posted By rscheffler
Along this line, be aware that Facebook will...

Along this line, be aware that Facebook will track your online browsing habits even if you are outside of the Facebook environment. It is one of the methods by which they build a detailed profile...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By rscheffler
Go to a fabric/sewing store and buy a strip of...

Go to a fabric/sewing store and buy a strip of the 'fuzzy' side of velcro, cut it in suitably sized pieces and stick it onto the offending velcro on your bags. You can reposition it to leave some of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 10,175
Posted By rscheffler
it's very probably the camera, but just to be...

it's very probably the camera, but just to be sure, have you tried a different card reader? I've seen corrupted files due to the card reader, though this doesn't look like that. Also, are you seeing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-13-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 2,715
Posted By rscheffler
If you want 35mm and sharp wide open, look at the...

If you want 35mm and sharp wide open, look at the Voigtlander 35/1.7. The current (new) M-mount version (not the older LTM version). It's somewhat on the long side, but not huge in diameter... The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 9,996
Posted By rscheffler
Yes, camera companies are doomed in the context...

Yes, camera companies are doomed in the context of creating the imaging devices the mass consumer market wants to buy and therefore generating the revenue required to maintain their current sizes...
Forum: Travel 09-08-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,741
Posted By rscheffler
Here's a RFF discussion...

Here's a RFF discussion (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156572) from a couple months ago about things to see/do in Toronto...
Forum: Travel 09-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,454
Posted By rscheffler
http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/71189873522/annou...

http://tokyocamerastyle.com/post/71189873522/announcing-part-2-of-my-tokyo-photo-travel-guide

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2013/05/the-complete-tokyo-camera-shopping-guide/

I was in Tokyo for 8...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-24-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By rscheffler
Could be weak, near dusk direct sunlight through...

Could be weak, near dusk direct sunlight through a large gap between walls, etc. The fill on the left side seems somewhat directional from above and is cooler in white balance than the right side,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-17-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By rscheffler
From my experience with the M9 and M240, the lens...

From my experience with the M9 and M240, the lens selection does affect DNG files. The edge color shift and vignetting correction that results when a lens profile is selected, is 'baked into' the DNG...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,557
Posted By rscheffler
No disagreement with what Doug recommends....

No disagreement with what Doug recommends. Another thought that comes to mind is whether you have specific lenses with focus shift? It's much more evident on digital than on film. But that probably...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By rscheffler
I bought an M240 in this 'category' back at the...

I bought an M240 in this 'category' back at the beginning of 2014 and it has worked as well as can be expected.

I agree with the previous poster, given the current point in the product cycle of the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By rscheffler
Leica NJ's service turnaround on lenses is in the...

Leica NJ's service turnaround on lenses is in the 1-2 month range. I've been told they apparently try to turnaround M240 bodies in a couple weeks, but I have not tested them on this, yet.

IMO, their...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By rscheffler
I guess it depends on what you want from the...

I guess it depends on what you want from the camera. If it's a higher resolution, more refined software experience with a more modern sensor than the M8, you'll get that from the Fuji. While the form...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By rscheffler
It goes both ways. I see so much more when I am...

It goes both ways.

I see so much more when I am able to do it at a slow pace on foot. I'm talking about potential photos. Granted, my typical environment for this is urban, rather than out in the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By rscheffler
This reminds me of the time when my GF was...

This reminds me of the time when my GF was studying in Munich and I helped her move apartments. We (well, more accurately, I) did most of it by taking a few moving boxes on a hand cart per trip on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By rscheffler
Completely agree. It's a cost of trying to...

Completely agree. It's a cost of trying to achieve the feeling/appearance/illusion of 'freedom'.

I have to say, I love being able to drive somewhere whenever I want. It feels great to be able to do...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,701
Posted By rscheffler
It depends so much on where you live, your work,...

It depends so much on where you live, your work, lifestyle, etc., etc.

I survived in a city with decent public transit until age 30 without a car... then got one and got lazy. :) I still own one....
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,588
Posted By rscheffler
I take some exception to this one-sided...

I take some exception to this one-sided portrayal, at least in respect to Hamilton. :) Yes, there are rough and gritty areas here, thankfully, and there are a fair number of people on social...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,588
Posted By rscheffler
Toronto will have more snow and colder weather...

Toronto will have more snow and colder weather than NYC. I've been to NYC a few times in November and the leaves on the trees were still turning... meanwhile here in Southern Ontario everything was...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-25-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,851
Posted By rscheffler
I wonder if the film lp/mm rating he's using is...

I wonder if the film lp/mm rating he's using is based on something like TechPan type film?

I shot film for ~20 years prior to digital conversion, primarily on 35mm, but also some medium format and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By rscheffler
I pretty much stopped shooting film in 2002. Up...

I pretty much stopped shooting film in 2002. Up to then, from about 1985 or so, each year would have been a few hundred rolls of 135-36exp film for my own personal work, along with probably a similar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By rscheffler
NY State has Kodak! Oh, wait.... They still...

NY State has Kodak! Oh, wait....


They still make Cheerios in Buffalo.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By rscheffler
Mike, I highly recommend the latest firmware...

Mike, I highly recommend the latest firmware update. Leica finally fixed the problem of the shutter release getting locked out if you decided to chimp while it was still writing to the card. And yes,...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-21-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,645
Posted By rscheffler
Considering the M lenses have to have an image...

Considering the M lenses have to have an image circle large enough for a ~42mm diameter, I would think you should get around what you were predicting. Some FF DSLR system lenses, particularly zooms...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By rscheffler
Depends on how you shoot, what you expect in a...

Depends on how you shoot, what you expect in a camera, and I would also say to some extent, where you live in the world.

You have Leica rangefinder experience, so you can check a used M240 in many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By rscheffler
I agree. Question is, if the Pound tanks, how...

I agree. Question is, if the Pound tanks, how quickly will UK prices go up to compensate? Could be you'll have to buy very quickly to take advantage of the delay before adjustments kick in.

Raid: as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By rscheffler
Haha, I think you mean KitSplit. :) Looks...

Haha, I think you mean KitSplit. :)

Looks interesting but when I read through the DPR comments a few days ago, the KitSplit rep didn't really answer some of the tough questions about how they handle...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By rscheffler
I have the new 35/1.7... you just have to pay...

I have the new 35/1.7... you just have to pay attention to the RF patch. You'll see it stop moving even though the focusing ring is still turning. This way you'll know you're no longer RF coupled.

I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 18,772
Posted By rscheffler
Full frame, or not? ON Semi has a ~28MP "35mm"...

Full frame, or not?

ON Semi has a ~28MP "35mm" CCD (http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/product.do?id=KAI-29050) in its catalog, left over from the Kodak/TrueSense days.

They also have APS-H...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-16-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By rscheffler
The 50 Lux ASPH has a gentler rendering wide open...

The 50 Lux ASPH has a gentler rendering wide open compared to even f/2. More SA throughout the image that takes some edge off the sharpness. It does have peculiar field curvature characteristics that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,639
Posted By rscheffler
Do you remember in which order of the 3-tank...

Do you remember in which order of the 3-tank batch and the overall 18 rolls the affected film was processed? Was any of the chemistry powder based?

The link above is interesting and points to silver...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By rscheffler
I would check out the APUG color chemistry forum...

I would check out the APUG color chemistry forum (http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?forums/color-film-paper-and-chemistry.86/) for possible answers and assistance. One member there appears to have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By rscheffler
I was also going to question the wash stages....

I was also going to question the wash stages. Specifically the one after the developer seems excessively long if you're not using a stop bath and just water. Water won't sufficiently stop development...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,370
Posted By rscheffler
In a thread on another forum, a member stated if...

In a thread on another forum, a member stated if he bought back a lens three times, it was on an eternal 'do not sell' list.

IMO, you can never have enough 50s (I see now Contarama beat me to this...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By rscheffler
Maybe more relevant is what lens did you like to...

Maybe more relevant is what lens did you like to use most on the D750?

To me the linked photo looks ~35mm. Other photos could be 28 or 50. It seems Fuji has a nice 23mm to give you the 35mm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,347
Posted By rscheffler
My experience with the M240 and M9 is the M240...

My experience with the M240 and M9 is the M240 has the ability to record a wider dynamic range (about 1.5 stops more than the M9). But, while you can underexpose M240 images and push them in post,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-31-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By rscheffler
Pretty much what you'd check in any other...

Pretty much what you'd check in any other camera... that the shutter speeds seem to be OK, meter works, clear view through the viewfinder, that the rangefinder is focusing your lenses correctly and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-31-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By rscheffler
The M240 shouldn't be too much different from...

The M240 shouldn't be too much different from shooting the ZI, just that it's digital. How has the ZI worked for you so far? Giving up AF means you just have to work a bit harder for your images, but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-29-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By rscheffler
I think with the new Hawks kit you do the...

I think with the new Hawks kit you do the conversion yourself. He just sells you the required parts. Not sure how easy it is to do.

I bought an M converted 45/2 that has a Fotodiox helicoid on it....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By rscheffler
As Lss pointed out, the 35/1.4 has focus shift,...

As Lss pointed out, the 35/1.4 has focus shift, which IMO, can also be a problem on film and may be a reason some of your film images have incorrect focus.

Lenses with focus shift typically cause...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By rscheffler
Yes! I photograph corporate events & weddings,...

Yes!

I photograph corporate events & weddings, personal work, etc. with a DSLR and digital RF combo since late 2010. On jobs, I use the RF for wide to 50mm coverage, the DSLR for 50mm to telephoto...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-12-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,218
Posted By rscheffler
The CCD sensor would be a lot more tolerable if...

The CCD sensor would be a lot more tolerable if the rest of the camera operated as smoothly as the M240 does (and it's still a ways to go for flawless operation). I still have my M9 and am mulling...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By rscheffler
I have the LTM-Contax as well. It works. The...

I have the LTM-Contax as well. It works. The helicoid on mind binds slightly at one point, but I live with it. I use it on digital M with a Zeiss-Opton 50/1.5 Sonnar. Due to the focus shift of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By rscheffler
Just guessing, but some of it might be 'robots'...

Just guessing, but some of it might be 'robots' or 'spiders' from search engines that 'crawl' websites looking for content and/or updates. I believe those count as hits the same way as regular...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-07-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 10,798
Posted By rscheffler
Lol, yeah, I couldn't imagine wearing jeans in...

Lol, yeah, I couldn't imagine wearing jeans in that kind of weather either.

I just spent a couple weeks in Taiwan where it was typically nearly 30˚C with high humidity. I had a few 'technical'...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,337
Posted By rscheffler
The ZM21/2.8 was one of the first lenses I bought...

The ZM21/2.8 was one of the first lenses I bought when I got into RF with a used M9 about 5 years ago. At the time I felt it was marginally sufficient for available light indoor event-type work....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,337
Posted By rscheffler
I did a 21mm shootout on the M9 a while ago. Link...

I did a 21mm shootout on the M9 a while ago. Link is here (http://www.ronscheffler.com/techtalk/?page_id=130).

IMO, of the lenses you listed, the 21SEM is the best choice, if you are happy with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-03-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,056
Posted By rscheffler
I find the Thumbs Up (or alternative) allows for...

I find the Thumbs Up (or alternative) allows for a much more secure grip of the camera. Whether or not it's also steadier, I'm not sure. Regardless, I find the Thumbs Up a worthwhile accessory, even...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,235
Posted By rscheffler
Yes, I have many more duplicates for my RF system...

Yes, I have many more duplicates for my RF system than my DSLR, in part because I'm more interested in the rendering characteristics of various RF lens eras, but also for practical reasons, such as...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By rscheffler
Don't really have anything to suggest. All three...

Don't really have anything to suggest. All three of my M240 batteries now show the 'check age' message, being all slightly over two years of use now. Still seem to show battery level, though whether...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-21-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By rscheffler
I don't think it will have a negative effect, but...

I don't think it will have a negative effect, but can't promise it. IIRC, there might be some consequences to using these filters with ultra wide angle lenses in that it could mesh poorly with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By rscheffler
Use the edge markings and frame numbering as a...

Use the edge markings and frame numbering as a guideline. If they're quite dense, then the film was developed correctly/sufficiently. If they're rather faint, the film was under developed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-19-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By rscheffler
Any idea if there are any online tests to confirm...

Any idea if there are any online tests to confirm this? I haven't really searched for it, but so far haven't found anything, either.

I definitely see IR contamination in some M240 images with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,836
Posted By rscheffler
Ugh, it's one of the reasons I don't use Facebook...

Ugh, it's one of the reasons I don't use Facebook even though I get the guilt trip from many friends for holding out this long. Sounds like they sufficiently bury all of these settings to make it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By rscheffler
I had a T90 back at the end of the 80s through...

I had a T90 back at the end of the 80s through early 90s. Loved the camera. TBH, I never used the multi-spot feature. If you're familiar with and comfortable with using handheld meters, which it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By rscheffler
I agree one of the annoyances of Google is their...

I agree one of the annoyances of Google is their propensity to drop a service or feature rather suddenly because it no longer suits them, for whatever reason.

That said, I do use Google Drive and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-18-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,523
Posted By rscheffler
What do you shoot now? Mostly digital? IMO, the...

What do you shoot now? Mostly digital?

IMO, the cost of film and processing reflects the reality of the market. The number of users is a minuscule fraction of what it used to be, therefore it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,012
Posted By rscheffler
I cancelled my ZM35/1.4 order in favor of the...

I cancelled my ZM35/1.4 order in favor of the Voigtlander 35/1.7 Ultron (the new version). In respect to sharpness I find nothing lacking with the Ultron, even wide open. I briefly shot with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,126
Posted By rscheffler
While this pertains to shipment by air, the...

While this pertains to shipment by air, the restrictions mentioned here appear to be primarily for passenger aircraft. For freight/cargo shipments, there appears to be new parameters for shipping...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-07-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By rscheffler
I had the chance to see a portfolio presentation...

I had the chance to see a portfolio presentation by a guy who is a superb printer (and photographer). All of the inkjet prints were in the 16x20 range (or whatever inkjet paper size is closest). Some...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,630
Posted By rscheffler
Back when I got into digital Leica M and was...

Back when I got into digital Leica M and was looking around at lens options, I discovered the Voigtlander 35/1.2 and was curious about it. Then shortly thereafter it was announced as discontinued and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,987
Posted By rscheffler
Maybe this is a good sign that the M240...

Maybe this is a good sign that the M240 replacement is near? This will be the fourth color variant of the 240 (240, M-P, 262 and this), not including special editions like the M60, Lenny Kravitz...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By rscheffler
I think there is a greater fascination with bokeh...

I think there is a greater fascination with bokeh now than 10 or 20 years ago because there are a lot more 'enthusiast photographers' now than in they past, who have invested in higher end lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,709
Posted By rscheffler
I never did it, but it was a daydream I had ~20...

I never did it, but it was a daydream I had ~20 years ago. Being entirely digital capture now, I wouldn't need the darkroom aspect, but it would still be cool to make such trips.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-01-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,633
Posted By rscheffler
It depends... I generally never tire of the act...

It depends... I generally never tire of the act of photography. Often, if I can get into a groove, it can be quite a rush. A bit of a high. Sometimes I do feel I'm approaching things the same ways...
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,838
Posted By rscheffler
Smartphones are the 110, Disc, disposable camera,...

Smartphones are the 110, Disc, disposable camera, etc., of this generation (but of considerably better image quality). It's simply good enough and does the job for what people today need a camera to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,607
Posted By rscheffler
Unfortunately carry-on restrictions on many...

Unfortunately carry-on restrictions on many non-US flights are a pain to deal with when the objective is to travel with a fair amount of equipment. Make that film equipment and the need to bring your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By rscheffler
I have a pretty significant collection of Canon...

I have a pretty significant collection of Canon EF lenses, including all of the TS-Es, a couple super-teles, some of the fast primes, the typical L zooms...

I shoot a mixed bag of things, so the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,879
Posted By rscheffler
I wonder at what point will Fujifilm rename...

I wonder at what point will Fujifilm rename themselves just Fuji? Seems other than Instax there isn't much incentive (in their opinion) to remain in analog...

I haven't shot film for over a decade,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By rscheffler
Because Canon recently released their 11-24 to...

Because Canon recently released their 11-24 to edge out Nikon's and Sigma's 12-24 lenses... Someone had to edge out Canon.

Cosina addresses niches. No one else currently does modestly sized...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-28-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,434
Posted By rscheffler
The new 15/4.5 III will be less problematic on...

The new 15/4.5 III will be less problematic on both platforms. It has zero color shift and while I've only used it on digital Leicas, the results I've seen with it on Sony a7 cameras indicates it is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By rscheffler
Single frame capture will also result in a format...

Single frame capture will also result in a format proportion mismatch, where a fair amount of the K-1's sensor will be cropped to match the 6x7 proportions. Is that critical in reality? I'm not sure,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-25-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 6,332
Posted By rscheffler
Kinda wish it was a different phone company......

Kinda wish it was a different phone company... But maybe it makes sense in respect to maintaining and growing Leica brand awareness in China and Asia in general?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,077
Posted By rscheffler
I would also do 21/35/50/90. Of the 50s, probably...

I would also do 21/35/50/90. Of the 50s, probably the Cron unless you really want the speed of the Canon. It should be possible to keep the weight off your shoulders by carrying the spare lenses and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By rscheffler
Surprised you're not chased down and threatened...

Surprised you're not chased down and threatened with police detention by the parents of said youngsters... :) Sheesh.

With respect to kids, I photograph a fair amount of youth sports, such as...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,585
Posted By rscheffler
From reading comments on another forum,...

From reading comments on another forum, particularly by those who have owned the previous SD foveon sensor cameras, the opinion is that they don't play nicely at all with non-SA Sigma lenses. Adapted...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-24-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 30,352
Posted By rscheffler
I was ambivalent about the SL at first too. I've...

I was ambivalent about the SL at first too. I've since had a chance to try it twice for very brief periods. IMO, it improves on all the Sony a7 handling/UI shortcomings and is the best mirrorless...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,445
Posted By rscheffler
I wonder if he does his own posts or it's his PR...

I wonder if he does his own posts or it's his PR department?

Anyway, I highly doubt it was a 'spontaneous' moment. His PR people would have arranged for him to walk through the audience and make...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By rscheffler
My experience with Leica cameras (digital only)...

My experience with Leica cameras (digital only) and lenses is only just over 5 years. I really enjoy the feel of the equipment, but compared to my Canon gear, don't believe Leica's is particularly...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-22-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,028
Posted By rscheffler
This is pretty much what I do. The only problem...

This is pretty much what I do. The only problem is when you're at a 'destination' and don't have someplace secure to leave the 'flight' bag. But once the shooting bag is out of the travel bag and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By rscheffler
If it's the latest version of the 15/4.5, then...

If it's the latest version of the 15/4.5, then IMO, you're better off not applying any 'nearest Leica code' to it. At least on the M240 it works pretty much perfectly uncoded. There is no noticeable...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By rscheffler
I had the front assembly consisting of the name...

I had the front assembly consisting of the name ring, filter ring and hood of a chrome 50 Lux ASPH spontaneously fall off while out on a photo walk. Luckily was on a sidewalk and heard it hit the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 1,675
Posted By rscheffler
Just want to point out that 'commercial' images,...

Just want to point out that 'commercial' images, such as those used in ads, are probably some of the most edited/retouched photos of any kind in order to make whatever they're selling look the best...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 5,305
Posted By rscheffler
The secret is to not let the M know it's a...

The secret is to not let the M know it's a critical situation. Can't let it feel the urgency, the stress. Once it knows, it might play along or do its own thing. IMO, this was more the case with the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,495
Posted By rscheffler
Thanks, sounds the same as the M240...

Thanks, sounds the same as the M240...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,495
Posted By rscheffler
I assume it will be the case, as it is with the...

I assume it will be the case, as it is with the M240, but I'm wondering if the 262's frame rate drops from about 3 fps to roughly 1 fps at ISO 1250 and higher? Also in conjunction with this,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,215
Posted By rscheffler
I think it depends on how you approach Leica...

I think it depends on how you approach Leica gear. If you buy it because it's expensive and therefore the best and will make you a better photographer simply because of this, and you continue down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 11,074
Posted By rscheffler
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52426
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,074
Posted By rscheffler
My experience with digital M is that it's not...

My experience with digital M is that it's not noiseless at base ISO. There is always some fine texture, even in the sky, similar to fine grained film. This doesn't bother me, but might bother...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-27-2015
Replies: 161
Views: 32,993
Posted By rscheffler
I agree, this is a great lens, especially...

I agree, this is a great lens, especially considering the price. I do however disagree that it's very flare resistant. I've had numerous situations where I've been able to provoke significant flare....
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,074
Posted By rscheffler
Probably because most manufacturers are chasing...

Probably because most manufacturers are chasing similar results, namely better/cleaner high ISO performance. This can dictate the color filter array (CFA) used over the sensor. Weaker color filters...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-27-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,372
Posted By rscheffler
Are you referring to the Zeiss 21/2.8 or 21/4.5?...

Are you referring to the Zeiss 21/2.8 or 21/4.5?

I have the GXR, though haven't used it much for the last few years. My lens collection includes the ZM21/2.8 and I used that lens on the GXR a fair...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,074
Posted By rscheffler
Five years with the M9 and a couple with the M240...

Five years with the M9 and a couple with the M240 and all I can say is they each need a bit of work to optimize color. The M9 reminded me a lot of the original Canon 1D with CCD sensor. That camera...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,046
Posted By rscheffler
+1000 The considerable price differences in the...

+1000

The considerable price differences in the US vs. many other major markets.... I noticed this some time ago for Zeiss products. Leica too. And sorry to say, but also Voigtlander.

Being in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By rscheffler
At f/8 even with a 50, the depth of field will...

At f/8 even with a 50, the depth of field will probably mask focus disagreement between the two focusing methods in most situations.

For best peaking/live view critical focus, it's better to focus...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,046
Posted By rscheffler
Leica second hand values have settled back to...

Leica second hand values have settled back to realistic levels after the scarcity/demand induced by the M9. Back in ~2010 it was very difficult to find a camera and Leica lenses to go with it. Used...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By rscheffler
Flickr was early social media. I think what hurt...

Flickr was early social media. I think what hurt them in respect to adoption by the cellphone masses and staying relevant with many photographers was their poor adaptation to the mobile platform....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-23-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 6,033
Posted By rscheffler
Apparently it's the only place in the world with...

Apparently it's the only place in the world with a Leica outlet store...! Better check the hours before going, as I believe it's not open every day (the outlet store).
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-16-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,391
Posted By rscheffler
A regular 1TB drive for ~$100 will not be flash...

A regular 1TB drive for ~$100 will not be flash storage. Flash drives are called SSD (solid state drives) and you're currently looking at ~$300+ for 1TB.

All digital storage mediums have eventual...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-15-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 14,678
Posted By rscheffler
Congrats Allen! I'm sure you'll love it. Very...

Congrats Allen! I'm sure you'll love it. Very brave move to finally unload all your Canon gear. Kind of wish I would do it too, but still need it for some applications (primarily sports and for when...
Forum: Travel 12-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By rscheffler
Check this place - NPC:...

Check this place - NPC: https://www.facebook.com/npcphoto2011

I haven't dealt with them but a forum buddy has visited them in person and felt they were legit. They have some pretty great M240P...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,460
Posted By rscheffler
Leica services their film cameras, therefore they...

Leica services their film cameras, therefore they must be training people to do this as the senior techs retire. Or so I would think...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By rscheffler
The internet/digital has also made it much easier...

The internet/digital has also made it much easier to publish photo books. OK, self-publish.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,410
Posted By rscheffler
If there is a place where film photography is...

If there is a place where film photography is still alive and kicking, it's Japan. In other words, it should be easy to supplement whatever you bring in case you find yourself needing more or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 12,537
Posted By rscheffler
At this link...

At this link (http://www.handevision.jp/info/?p=202) it looks like only six aperture blades for the 35-75mm lenses. Ten for the 90. The 24 isn't included in the chart.

The M lenses will also have a...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 22,932
Posted By rscheffler
This was an interesting read in The Atlantic: The...

This was an interesting read in The Atlantic: The Coddling of the American Mind (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/)

The apparent irony...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,799
Posted By rscheffler
This also seems like a workflow problem to me....

This also seems like a workflow problem to me.

The memo is directed at their freelance photographers, which I would assume range in quality and experience to a greater degree than their staffers,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By rscheffler
I found this link here on RFF for using some sort...

I found this link here on RFF for using some sort of modeling clay - looks interesting: http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1988033#post1988033

Anyone have a link to a place selling...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By rscheffler
The problem with the stick-on lens tabs is the...

The problem with the stick-on lens tabs is the focusing ring might not be wide enough for one. Where the ring is smooth, it's also sloped, which might pose additional problems. At least this is based...
Forum: Travel 11-12-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,922
Posted By rscheffler
I wonder if this also applies to US cities? I was...

I wonder if this also applies to US cities? I was in Atlanta recently and was hit up a number of times by guys with hard luck stories. I didn't make any donations, but definitely felt bad for at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By rscheffler
It has been about 4 years since I used a...

It has been about 4 years since I used a Tele-Tessar for about a month on an M9. My recollection of the lens was it's very good, but nothing magical. Where I perhaps would take issue with it is as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By rscheffler
Not sure what to look for there, but the defect...

Not sure what to look for there, but the defect in the images is more in the middle of the frame, and not that far towards the edge.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By rscheffler
I think it's a light leak of some kind, though...

I think it's a light leak of some kind, though the possibility of it being caused by something pressing on the film at that spot shouldn't be ruled out.

If you look at the neg strips, the intensity...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By rscheffler
My hope is for a 50/1.4 with performance similar...

My hope is for a 50/1.4 with performance similar to the 35/1.4. Then Cosina will release a Voigtlander variant for 1/3 the price (their 50/1.5 is OK, but not great across the frame in a modern sense....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,659
Posted By rscheffler
The 28 Lux images I've seen look great and it's a...

The 28 Lux images I've seen look great and it's a very tempting lens, other than its price! :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,449
Posted By rscheffler
The grain pattern of the Monochroms is sharper...

The grain pattern of the Monochroms is sharper than converted color files. Desaturated color files tend to have a more splotchy, mottled grain structure that isn't quite as well defined. But you have...
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