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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 430
Posted By Godfrey
A fundamental issue with the concept of an...

A fundamental issue with the concept of an EVF-only M is that once you've got full TTL viewing and focusing available, the range of available M-mount lenses is a bit limiting to the body. They don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 430
Posted By Godfrey
I suspect that, at the moment, Leica feels the FF...

I suspect that, at the moment, Leica feels the FF version of the CL is the up-market SL line. The SL/SL2 bodies have "all the other stuff" that I could wish for, and with the addition of the Leica M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 430
Posted By Godfrey
The current CL does pretty well on that list...

The current CL does pretty well on that list (markings as above in bold and red). Don't need FF or 50 MPixel out of it, 24 is enough on the APS-C format; the weather sealing would be nice; the ISO...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Godfrey
I remember those when they were being sold new!...

I remember those when they were being sold new! Yikes!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 802
Posted By Godfrey
Anyone can be discrete. Discrete and unintrusive...

Anyone can be discrete. Discrete and unintrusive is not the same as covert. ;)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 802
Posted By Godfrey
For street, I'll want a wide-normal, a...

For street, I'll want a wide-normal, a long-normal, and an ultra-wide ... although only very rarely all in the same bag at the same time. I get into the rhythm of a particular view and work it for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Godfrey
The Hasselblad 907x is going to do it for me......

The Hasselblad 907x is going to do it for me... and the Leica CL. :)

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Godfrey
That's an odd problem, but at least it's back to...

That's an odd problem, but at least it's back to normal. I've had similar odd problems surface just once on various cameras over the years; I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts to recur...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Godfrey
Well, at least one more: the M-D 262 I had. Had...

Well, at least one more: the M-D 262 I had. Had is the operative word... I loved the camera but once I had the CL found myself not using it. After a year passed and I'd barely made 400 exposures with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
Kickstarter does warn folks that a pledge to a...

Kickstarter does warn folks that a pledge to a project should not to be considered ordering a product in a store. The whole purpose of this kind of crowdfunding is to allow innovators to try to do...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
The packaging of multiple frames of pack film is...

The packaging of multiple frames of pack film is definitely beyond what a small outfit like Impossible Project or any other startup can handle ... the custom machinery required is simply too...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
It's quite clumsy to use, for sure. And indeed,...

It's quite clumsy to use, for sure. And indeed, it would have been better to buy the version with the Nikon FM/FE compatible back rather than the Leica M compatible back ... more versatile, easier to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
Another, rather severely underexposed, processed...

Another, rather severely underexposed, processed to a nice portrait after scanning:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48309658461_289a21fd84_o.jpg

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
The Instax film is quite good. Problem is that...

The Instax film is quite good. Problem is that most of the cameras are clumsy and difficult to get a sharp photo with.

This one is with the Instant Magny 35 fitted to my Leica M4-2, on Instax SQ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
I guess my expectations are different from some....

I guess my expectations are different from some. I don't see these things are orders to a store, I don't really need for a project team to send me updates every few days, or hold them to a strict...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
The reports are conflicting as to what happened....

The reports are conflicting as to what happened. Some say the product was never delivered, some say they misrepresented the project, others say they didn't get their money back when they decided to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
I've read many rumors but don't see any evidence...

I've read many rumors but don't see any evidence of wrongdoing. I don't know the truth of it.

Seems to be a massive amount of vitriol amongst some people with them.

That said, this is their...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
Another entertaining Instax camera on Kickstarter...

Another entertaining Instax camera on Kickstarter at present:

Jollylook Auto - The Modern Vintage Instant Film Camera!...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,940
Posted By Godfrey
What I read in the bolded above is two errors: a...

What I read in the bolded above is two errors: a fallacy and a mistake in intent and understanding.

- Film does not have superior exposure latitude to digital, at least not in the simplistic way...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By Godfrey
I have and use both a Leicaflex SL and a Leica...

I have and use both a Leicaflex SL and a Leica R6.2. My lens kit includes:

Super-Elmar-R 15mm
Elmarit-R 19mm v1
Elmarit-R 28mm
Summicron & Summilux 50mm
Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm
Summicron-R 90mm
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,940
Posted By Godfrey
The lower rendering isn't terrible, but I don't...

The lower rendering isn't terrible, but I don't know what you're expecting with such radical underexposure and automated processing.

G
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,940
Posted By Godfrey
All raw conversion processing apps have defaults...

All raw conversion processing apps have defaults based on what their creators felt posed as priorities in image rendering. These defaults are without a doubt somewhat different from one app to the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,940
Posted By Godfrey
You could just modify the default settings for...

You could just modify the default settings for the raw converter if you don't want to do much customized processing. Lightroom allows you to work up whatever rendering you prefer and save that as a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Godfrey
You need a medium format camera lens to cover...

You need a medium format camera lens to cover even Instax mini format. An M42 lens won't do it.

That's too limited for my pledge dollars.

G
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,940
Posted By Godfrey
DNG are raw files. They need to be rendered for...

DNG are raw files. They need to be rendered for the look you want. The results out of a good raw converter set to the defaults *should* be a little dull and neutral looking.

JPEG files are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,481
Posted By Godfrey
I had the big Fuji some years ago. They're nice...

I had the big Fuji some years ago. They're nice cameras and make great negatives. The usual problem with 6x9 is that you get only a small number (8, if I recall correctly) of exposures per roll,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 69,557
Posted By Godfrey
Actually, a square crop on FF with a 15 to 17 mm...

Actually, a square crop on FF with a 15 to 17 mm lens is closer:

Angle of View

SWC
Width = 56 mm, Length = 56 mm, Diagonal = 79.196 mm
f - Hor/Vert - Diag
38 - 72.8 - 92.6

FF cropped square
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 69,557
Posted By Godfrey
There's no comparison ... the SWC's Zeiss Biogon...

There's no comparison ... the SWC's Zeiss Biogon 38mm on 6x6 produces FAR better quality (better detail resolution, better contrast, much less light drop off, etc) at corners and edges, and it has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 69,557
Posted By Godfrey
They list what you need at the bottom of the...

They list what you need at the bottom of the campaign page in the "What do you need for camera scanning" section: Negative carrier, light source, camera stand, and camera with an appropriate lens....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 476
Views: 69,557
Posted By Godfrey
Speaking of the SWC and the implied need for 120...

Speaking of the SWC and the implied need for 120 film scanning, I saw this today:

https://www.negative.supply/

Interesting things … These folks have a pro-grade 35mm carrier designed for copy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 891
Views: 175,574
Posted By Godfrey
I picked this photo at random from my archive to...

I picked this photo at random from my archive to show someone the color mask removal I used when using digital camera capture of 35mm color negatives. But when I started looking at it, I liked the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 203
Views: 63,480
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks, Nick. And if you cannot copy & paste...

Thanks, Nick.

And if you cannot copy & paste from flickr.com, just put your photo on a web server somewhere, type in the url, and put IMG tags on either side of it in square brackets:

Click to see...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 203
Views: 63,480
Posted By Godfrey
Don't know anything about that. But you can use...

Don't know anything about that. But you can use the same tags— <IMG>http://blah-blah-photo_dot_jpg</IMG> —for any photo that is on a webserver. (obviously, use square brackets instead of pointy...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 203
Views: 63,480
Posted By Godfrey
To display a photo that you have on...

To display a photo that you have on Flickr.com:


Select the photo
In a web browser (NOT the Flickr app on iOS or Android!), tap the Share tool
In the dialog that overlays the photo, click the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By Godfrey
I have tons of cameras, both film and digital. It...

I have tons of cameras, both film and digital. It would be a misrepresentation to call any of them my "main" camera. I use whichever one I feel like using at any given time. That includes everything...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
Asking questions like "why does this cost more...

Asking questions like "why does this cost more than that...?" is a bit over the top for me. All it does is make me feel uncomfortable rather than let me think about the more important questions:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
Instax SQ is basically the same format size as...

Instax SQ is basically the same format size as any 6x6 format camera (62x62 mm image area compared to 56x56 mm negative image size on my Hasselblad) so any 6x6 format compatible lens assembly (with...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Godfrey
Hello! I haven't forgotten but I've been...

Hello!

I haven't forgotten but I've been delayed again and again getting my print out for this effort! My sum of the experience from this is that starting one of these swaps in the latter part of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,204
Posted By Godfrey
I'm not frustrated with Instax at all ... the...

I'm not frustrated with Instax at all ... the MiNT RF70 makes very good use of the wide version film, the Lomo Instant Square does the same with the square format film, and the Instant Magny 35...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
I still don't know what LR 6.7 is. The final...

I still don't know what LR 6.7 is. The final perpetual license version of LR that I ran for a long time (as it slowly became degraded by OS and Adobe back end changes) was v6.14. It died,...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
I decided to go with Lightroom Classic and it's...

I decided to go with Lightroom Classic and it's been good so far.

I dislike the monthly payment, don't have any need or desire for the other products offered on the $10/month plan... So it now...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting but I can’t imagine any reason I’d...

Interesting but I can’t imagine any reason I’d ever want a slow motion selfie ... LOL!

Thx!

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Godfrey
thanks for all the comments! :D The standard...

thanks for all the comments! :D



The standard iPhone 11 has the ultra-wide and wide cameras. The iPhone 11 Pro has those plus the portrait-tele camera, and is a smaller form factor (the 11 Pro Max...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Godfrey
Selfie with Bicycle - iPhone 11 Pro

Off on a tangent...

Yesterday, I went out for a nice 21 mile bicycle ride and really enjoyed myself. I carried my little tabletop tripod and the RSS camera mount I like the most in case an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Godfrey
Thomas, I have these Ricoh GXR firmware updates...

Thomas, I have these Ricoh GXR firmware updates archived:

GXR firmware update 1.37
GXR firmware update 1.40
GXR firmware update 1.44
GXR firmware update 1.50
GXR firmware update 1.51

Each of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,099
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing that you're willing to carry is too...

Nothing that you're willing to carry is too heavy, and the Polaroid Land pack film cameras are reasonably robust. Treat it like you would any precision optical device or camera: it will be fine. I've...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,884
Posted By Godfrey
A usually better source of information is the...

A usually better source of information is the Leica Wiki hosted by the Leica Camera Forum:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/Main_Page#M_Series_Lenses_.26_Camera_Accessories
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,884
Posted By Godfrey
The Summicron 50mm f/2 lens is kind of Leica's...

The Summicron 50mm f/2 lens is kind of Leica's signature normal lens to me. I've had four over the years ... At present, the one I have is a current series Summicron-M with six-bit coding that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! Disturbing? No, not to me. Smartphones...

Thanks!

Disturbing? No, not to me. Smartphones are just where all the development money is going so there have inevitably been huge improvements over the past decade. There are still significant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
Playing around... while docked in San Juan,...

Playing around... while docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Carnival Cruise liner docked over in the next slip. I idly fitted the Moment 58mm lens to the iPhone 8 tele camera and made a hand held...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Godfrey
My Mamiya Press 23 Super has the multi-format...

My Mamiya Press 23 Super has the multi-format roll film back fitted to it at present. In this back, the film runs from supply spool on the right to take-up spool on the right, and the peephole...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Godfrey
(bolded) Hmm. Well, I don't understand either....

(bolded) Hmm. Well, I don't understand either.

My iPhone and iPad have somewhere around 12,000 photos installed on them which were created by exporting JPEG files from Lightroom (in use since it...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Godfrey
Older iOS cannot work with external file systems...

Older iOS cannot work with external file systems at all (natively) except in very specific circumstances (auto-import of image files from an SD card into Photos as long as everything else is in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Godfrey
robert: Formatted an SD card with SD Card...

robert:

Formatted an SD card with SD Card Formatter so as to be sure it was clean and fresh, and mounted that card with a card reader on my Mac mini.

Using Lightroom Classic, I selected three...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,005
Posted By Godfrey
My favorite DSLR camera is an Olympus E-1. I've...

My favorite DSLR camera is an Olympus E-1. I've had quite a few others (Pentax *ist DS, Pentax K10D, Canon 10D, Panasonic L1, Nikon D750, Olympus E-5, and a couple others I can't quite remember), but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,099
Posted By Godfrey
By definition, any gear I have is the best gear I...

By definition, any gear I have is the best gear I have. Of course, not all my gear is the same so each camera and lens constitutes a different range of potential photographs. I take along whatever...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Godfrey
I used LR 6.14 until I installed macOS Catalina...

I used LR 6.14 until I installed macOS Catalina v10.15.x. Now I'm using LR Classic. I have no desire to use Adobe's "creative cloud" at all, and don't.

All of my original and 'finished' image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
I'm back from my trip. A brief summary: The...

I'm back from my trip. A brief summary:

The iPhone 8 plus and Moment lenses worked brilliantly. I made 1000 exposures, still and video, and there are an awful lot of very satisfying photos in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
Status report, during the cruise ... Limited...

Status report, during the cruise ...

Limited time and bandwidth so I'm not posting much in way of photos, but so far from what I'm seeing on the iPad Pro after transferring files from the iPhone,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
Why I Brought the Tripod...

Why I Brought the Tripod ...

https://youtu.be/qya4yJ4UjRk

Impossible without it. :D
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 58mm lens + PD Travel Tripod

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
:) The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I...

:)

The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I use them often. But as said, the iPhone is really the perfect camera for this trip and the Polaroid is a fun extravagance.

Just finished packing....
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty...

I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty exposures. That's enough to hand out a few.



No time to buy another camera, but none of the Fuji SQ Instax Cameras can get close to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
I just found the tabletop length type support to...

I just found the tabletop length type support to be clumsy in use. I've used them for bracing against other things quite often, but it didn't work for what I wanted on the ship or on the excursions I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm...

ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm and 150mm focal length settings on the Light L16 quite a lot, and I missed having an ultra wide (20mm or wider eqFOV).

Most of my photos floated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with...

LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with that function on the cruise...
And it gives you an opportunity to meet someone new as well. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only...

I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only with iPhone and light cameras (like the Leica CL with a modest lens); it was hopeless with the Polaroid SX-70! I wanted something a bit more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
With some difficulty, but I know that on this...

With some difficulty, but I know that on this trip, it would simply be in the way but for two or three exposures. It's not a photo trip at all, more of a week-long electronica dance party at sea. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever...

Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever Question"... ;)

The spread out view above looks huge, but it all packs down into a small space. It's a little more than I carried last year but still pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 1,998
Posted By Godfrey
The Forever Question ... What camera to bring on a trip?

With the quality I can get with all my current camera equipment, and the iPhone 8 Plus, and the fact that I have too much to choose from, deciding what to bring on my upcoming cruise is the last and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Godfrey
John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015....

John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015. Perfect job, both work flawlessly. Quick and inexpensive.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,720
Posted By Godfrey
Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M...

Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M film" .... You'll get a lot of possibly interesting photographers to follow.

G
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By Godfrey
A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just...

A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just used a 5-bit counter for the year in the date accumulator. 32 years would certainly be seen as 'more than enough' time for any point and shoot camera's...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and...

Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and treat it well. Which is likely not possible anymore, modulo the possibility of finding one as NOS.

That said, I owned a Minox 35EL and a 35MX that I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
I would probably state that as "They are built to...

I would probably state that as "They are built to very lightweight specs such that they barely hold together in the first place!"

If the specs were "low", they likely wouldn't work at all. Despite...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-07-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 24,670
Posted By Godfrey
I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and...

I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and came away completely unimpressed. Just didn't talk to me at all, like most Sony gear.

Sony makes good sensors.
Leica makes fine cameras.

I know...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-07-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Godfrey
The response was: So yes, but they don't have...

The response was:



So yes, but they don't have a huge range of back issues to offer digitally.

G
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
Nice. Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in...

Nice.

Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in the Minox GT-E ... :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342835281_3902207142_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibfVRk)

Thank you for reminding me about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,215
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many different digital cameras to do...

I've used many different digital cameras to do low-light and night shooting. What becomes critical is what kind of subject matter you are shooting, vs each camera's long exposure capabilities, vs...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-03-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Godfrey
Practical Photography still exists as an...

Practical Photography still exists as an electronic magazine, see https://www.practicalphotography.com/

Being curious, I wrote the publisher and asked whether they had available electronic form...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2020
Replies: 138
Views: 18,698
Posted By Godfrey
The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll...

The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll pick it up too. :)

I do the same thing with cafes and photography: I ride my bicycle around, stopping to sit and watch, and think. I have ideas for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By Godfrey
I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing...

I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing is driven by personal needs, but the value of that thing should be measured against objective, external standards of what it is capable of doing and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Godfrey
Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the...

Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the iMac. Nothing wrong with SD card, DNG file format (it is raw, you know) or anything like that.

I have not had any problems with any SD cards from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Godfrey
Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved...

Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved everything. Did that for years.

Then digital happened. My old film workflow went out the window as I rethought everything for digital.

I used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run...

I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run ultra high ISO, smash the curves with a pathological tone curve in image processing, underexpose, tweak anything, overexpose ... Play with it!

Digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,038
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet,...

Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet, though, and there are two days of photo opportunities yet to come ... and stuff going on in those days that might well win the prize. :)

I'll likely make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By Godfrey
That's your choice, not an objective assessment...

That's your choice, not an objective assessment of value.

And, by the way, if you don't want "any device" to do those things, why do you want to engage in this conversation? You need a device of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By Godfrey
So what? Value isn't entirely based on what...

So what? Value isn't entirely based on what something costs and what depreciation/return you get from selling it, or how quickly you turn it over. Value also implies how much use, and what sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By Godfrey
You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for...

You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for $1000. They'll need service and have to be fed with film for every exposure, so the price continues to rise. All they can do is make photographs.

You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By Godfrey
Helen:: I love your photos! :-) Charles::...

Helen:: I love your photos! :-)

Charles:: Getting the process under control to be consistent is the whole game with film. It's often a PITA.

---

I have simplified my film processing to an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! There is enough diversity in the world of...

Heh!

There is enough diversity in the world of photography that we don't all have to like the same kinds of work. Thankfully!

:)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,516
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like...

I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like I use all my cameras a lot. Do they replace each other? In some ways, yes. In other ways, no.

Each camera has its way of seeing. My goal as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By Godfrey
Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that...

Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that I use (now and then) ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289692067_4d2a5e970c_c.jpg

From left to right, and down the columns:

My wallet -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Godfrey
I never said you could do that with any/all...

I never said you could do that with any/all cameras, Barry. I said for the cameras that I always use on a tripod, I fitted a plate and never took it off.

When I pick a plate for a camera, I try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of...

Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of storage and carrying it in my bicycle bag. i could put it in my saddle bag too, it's so small and light. makes excellent quality photos!

The Rollei...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop...

I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop working. And it's too nice a camera to lose that way... :D

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake...

I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake you made was to buy tripods with heads that take incompatible camera plates. If you pick a clamp and plate attachment system, and then pick heads and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
I pulled my Minox 35GT-E out of the box where...

I pulled my Minox 35GT-E out of the box where it's been sitting for a decade. Along with its dedicated flash unit, close up lens, and copy stand. All are in perfect working condition, as all of mine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By Godfrey
Wonderful stuff. I have a couple of Saul Leiter...

Wonderful stuff. I have a couple of Saul Leiter books and the video made of his work: he was quite a character!

It's nice when you find a photographer whose work resonates strongly with you. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,684
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49269632608_04...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49269632608_04a45d18ce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i4MKfh)
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 Color (special frame)

:D

G
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks for the detail information about the why...

Thanks for the detail information about the why of this, Brett! :)

G
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,059
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed. Someone who is Zeiss personnel is going...

Indeed. Someone who is Zeiss personnel is going to be pretty particular about it.

In practical use, unless you're going to the limits to get certain qualities in your images, I'd not worry about it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. On my Leica IIIf, IIc, and IIf bodies, the...

Hmm. On my Leica IIIf, IIc, and IIf bodies, the shutter time selector spun with the shutter operation and didn't allow you to line up the time index unless the shutter was wound. It wasn't until the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,059
Posted By Godfrey
I have both the Makro-Planar 120 f/4 and the...

I have both the Makro-Planar 120 f/4 and the Sonnar 150 f/4. While the MP is definitely a better performer (both in comparison and in absolute terms) in the close up range, I wouldn't exactly call...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-19-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
Posted By Godfrey
Likely neither. I generally prefer landscape...

Likely neither. I generally prefer landscape photography done with a longer focal length.

That said, I do a lot of my photography with ultra wides although I don't really consider them landscape so...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
I've had three Minox 35s over the years ... one...

I've had three Minox 35s over the years ... one the original 35EL, then a 35MX, and the current 35GT-E. All have worked perfectly. The first two were bought used and just succumbed to the usual "sell...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice indeed! :) G

Very nice indeed! :)

G
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
The Minox 35GT-E has essentially the same things...

The Minox 35GT-E has essentially the same things ... both with the hot shoe and the film wind (it's a knurled thumbwheel wind, IIRC; I can wind a frame with one swipe of my thumb if I position it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By Godfrey
I could care less about all the numbers and such....

I could care less about all the numbers and such.

I process all film the same way. What any given film records, I work with it to see whether it has value to me. If it doesn't, I don't use that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
I found the same thing: Huss' photos are private...

I found the same thing: Huss' photos are private and only a specific rendering resolution is posted, so whatever RFF's imaging is set to affects their quality. Yours work fine. :)

This Ricoh FF-1...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,331
Posted By Godfrey
The frame line selector on the M brings up the...

The frame line selector on the M brings up the 50/75 frame line pair by default with the Summicron-C 40mm (and M-Rokkor 40mm) lens. Many folks I know file the cam on the lens a little bit so that it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Godfrey
When I did my Blurb book, I used their premium...

When I did my Blurb book, I used their premium paper and went through two rounds of press-check printings to get the colors and such right as they would print it. It came out looking great.

IMO,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,118
Posted By Godfrey
I have a plain prism Nikon F and a Leica M4-2....

I have a plain prism Nikon F and a Leica M4-2. Both are excellent cameras and I have excellent lenses for both.

I pick which one I want to use based upon my whim of the moment. And what lens I want...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2019
Replies: 891
Views: 175,574
Posted By Godfrey
Out for a bicycle ride last Thursday and looking...

Out for a bicycle ride last Thursday and looking for holiday themed snappies with the Polaroid, I spied these guys by the side of the road in someone's front yard and couldn't...
Forum: Photo Software 12-15-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
Minor note: Lightroom major updates after...

Minor note:
Lightroom major updates after initial purchase never cost me more than US$80 every 12 to 18 months. Only one had serious, serious bugs on release, to the point where they withdrew it and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,681
Posted By Godfrey
The F was introduced in '59, the F Photomic with...

The F was introduced in '59, the F Photomic with meter built into the head in '62, the F Photomic FT with TTL meter followed very soon after (either one or two years), and the F Photomic FTn came...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Godfrey
Things we see certainly don't have film grain,...

Things we see certainly don't have film grain, but some things in some light are monochromatic in our perception, even if there are colors there. Be that as it may, B&W Photography exists because for...
Forum: Photo Software 12-14-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
Affinity Photo is a good Photoshop-like app. It...

Affinity Photo is a good Photoshop-like app. It works well, although like Photoshop it's more of a 'Swiss army knife' pixel/graphics editor rather than being a parametric editor/DAM like LR.

One of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,681
Posted By Godfrey
I had all of the F, F2, F3, FM, FM2n, and FE2...

I had all of the F, F2, F3, FM, FM2n, and FE2 bodies over the years. The F was always my favorite, the F3 the one I had the longest, and an FM pair (FM and FM2n) the most used.

The FM became the...
Forum: Photo Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
I just went through the first four videos in the...

I just went through the first four videos in the On1 Photo RAW 2020 Foundations webinar. They make clearer a number of details about the On1 toolset.

So far, I'm finding On1 to be learnable and...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
This is why I archive the full installer of every...

This is why I archive the full installer of every software application I install, along with the keys.




The speed seems fine on my system.

It never appeared to me to be any kind Lightroom copy...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,072
Posted By Godfrey
I'm working my way through learning On1 Photo RAW...

I'm working my way through learning On1 Photo RAW 2020 and (mostly) enjoying it. As I become proficient in it, LR will disappear into the past.
BTW, I have no idea what "Lightroom v6.7 Perpetual...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By Godfrey
There is no one "look" to film B&W just like...

There is no one "look" to film B&W just like there is no one look to digital B&W. The look is always up to how the photographer manipulates the capture medium via exposure and processing, then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,681
Posted By Godfrey
Same here. I have an early chrome plain prism F...

Same here. I have an early chrome plain prism F with Micro-Nikkor 55mm and AI'ed 28mm f/2 as my final Nikon SLR kit.

Over the years, the one I had and used the most is a race between my original F...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Godfrey
Looks interesting. I haven't shot any color neg...

Looks interesting. I haven't shot any color neg in a long long time. Maybe I'll give it a whirl.

I presume it is C-41 chemistry .. Is that correct?

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Godfrey
I processed two rolls of film yesterday: a roll...

I processed two rolls of film yesterday: a roll of Minox format APX25 and a roll of Ilford HP5 exposed in the Hasselblad 500CM. They were processed identically, with the same developer, fixer, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,542
Posted By Godfrey
I used an ancient Domke bag. It was the bag that...

I used an ancient Domke bag. It was the bag that one of my Rolleiflex TLRs came in when I bought it in 1981. I have no idea what model the bag is: It looks like the Domke F3x but is a lot smaller....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3,889
Posted By Godfrey
While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I...

While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I still find it hard to let go of my Olympus E-M1 and it's because of the extraordinary versatility that the complex menu system and all of its implied...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Godfrey
Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica...

Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica said "No more service for the R8" and that was that.

It was a beautiful camera, I'm glad I owned it if even for only a short time.

G
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Godfrey
If only the R8's electronics were as robust as...

If only the R8's electronics were as robust as the body. Sigh. Mine was a particularly fussy machine ... sometimes it just wouldn't.
My Leicaflex SL is a rock, and it doesn't matter if the battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By Godfrey
I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my...

I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my R8. Reason being that the R8's electronics were always a bit on the fussy side and, since I use these cameras only occasionally, I'd go for the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Godfrey
Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed...

Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed correctly, the images look even better than wet lab results ... unless you happen to be John Sexton or some other famous darkroom printer with a half a century...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By Godfrey
All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love...

All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love coming back to this thread to see what new jewels you've posted.

I'm in the middle of completely changing my image processing workflow now, haven't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,982
Posted By Godfrey
I bought "another bag". Woo hoo. LOL! Having...

I bought "another bag". Woo hoo.

LOL!

Having spent a day carrying my Hasselblad 500CM again for the first time in ages, I realized that none of my bags made it a very handy thing to walk with....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Godfrey
The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and...

The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and color images in a single work isn't important. The question is: What is the work? How do you best achieve it?

Capriciously changing rendering style...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Godfrey
"I am not an object, I am a free man!" eh? best...

"I am not an object, I am a free man!"

eh? best pun I could come up with this morning. :D

G
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice, I like the concept a lot. It's...

Very nice, I like the concept a lot.

It's related to a book concept I've been working on, provides some inspirational seeds. :)

G
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Godfrey
At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the...

At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the basic Novoflex Magic Stand copystand instead. The BEOON is quite limited in its versatility ... It was designed for use with a 50mm lens and can't...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,463
Posted By Godfrey
I like those dreams... :D When I was in college...

I like those dreams... :D

When I was in college studying Mathematics, I'd do homework in my dreams: I'd wake up in the middle of the night and write down the proofs I'd cook up or write down the...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,712
Posted By Godfrey
Personally, I see little point to investing more...

Personally, I see little point to investing more effort and work in using Aperture at all. ...


Aperture has not been developed further since before 2015, and does not run at all on macOS Catalina...
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,244
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R,...

Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R, and M lenses on it, and sold it all for lack of use ... if I were to buy another SL series camera I'd go with the SL2 body first and use whatever lenses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By Godfrey
Although I've had to use their services only very...

Although I've had to use their services only very infrequently, every time I have needed service Leica USA has been courteous and quick. I think the longest turnaround I've had was about five weeks,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(

Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Godfrey
The M240 is essentially the same size as the...

The M240 is essentially the same size as the M9/M-E: my M-P 240 fit right into the M9 half case. But the controls and screen don't align correctly, so a new half case cut properly for the M240 is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,798
Posted By Godfrey
Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting...

Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting it back on my cameras, I've adopted the Peak Design Leash as my standard strap for all my cameras other than the Hasselblad 500CM. This means that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Godfrey
The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is...

The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is to send it to MiNT camera for an overhaul. It's a complex, unusual camera that i don't have either the tools or techniques to work on: I let people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon...

I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon 50/1.8G, had one myself, and was not impressed with it. It seemed to me a fairly mediocre performer, decent for the money as a standard normal kit lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,518
Posted By Godfrey
An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9...

An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9 for many reasons. Most of the weight difference is the bigger, much more robust battery... a major plus. In the hand, I never noticed that it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Godfrey
You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter...

You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter runs horizontally in the III series Leica's. Gotten too used to the vertical shutter run of the digital Ms. :-)

Porosity of the shutter curtains is most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the...

Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the morning.

The focal plane reference mark allows you to make any number of measurements, including that of the lens mount register. It simply indicates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
I've now posted all the photos I made with the...

I've now posted all the photos I made with the Minox EC on the photo walk that I think are interesting. This is about my favorite of this bunch:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong. The symbol...

I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong.

The symbol indicates a location—where the focal plane is—from which a measurement can be made. It isn't the measurement itself. It is a reference mark.

For a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use...

It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use it quite frequently when I'm doing high magnification macro photography. It's useful for getting my setup roughed in for the correct magnification...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator...

I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator symbol is related to the plimsoll mark used on ships' hulls to indicate the maximum safe loading to maintain safe buoyancy.

The plimsoll mark gives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without...

Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without a doubt a focal plane shutter running irregularly, in need of at least a good CLA if not shutter curtain replacement.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,000
Posted By Godfrey
I'm a little less than halfway through the pint...

I'm a little less than halfway through the pint of HC-110 concentrate I bought in 1999... Still does very well. At this rate, I'll be 90 before I'm out of the stuff at my current rate of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By Godfrey
All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK...

All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK or France, Citroen XMs stalked and taunted me. Really loved the look of them and the technology. Never sold in the USA ... sigh.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34660d0f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hMtmms)
Minox EC + Minopan 100
HC-110 1:49 for 7 min @ 76°F

enjoy! G
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By Godfrey
I don't use a signature on forums by default, as...

I don't use a signature on forums by default, as a general rule, because on a forum my posts are plentiful enough and there's a good mechanism (the profile) for people to learn anything I want to let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Godfrey
I've only rarely found that photo examples posted...

I've only rarely found that photo examples posted on line made with a camera I'm interested in gave me any useful information about whether I'd like that camera or lens.

Sample raw files of diverse...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-15-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Godfrey
Robert, The printed zine arrived yesterday,...

Robert,

The printed zine arrived yesterday, just had the chance to open it this morning. It is superb! The photographs look so much better as printed images than on a computer screen!

A marvelous...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Godfrey
I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's...

I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's an even more restrictive format. Stefan has run the last couple of them.

Let's keep it a print swap for this round. And yeah, up to a standard US...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ......

Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ... actually on the way to the meet up point. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49060683948_4d34014d3a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKjQ6b)
Minox EC
Minopan...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Godfrey
It all depends on the individual camera and...

It all depends on the individual camera and lens/shutter assemblies. Most could probably be done, degree of difficulty is the kicker. There's a point after which the effort isn't warranted by the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Godfrey
A print swap would be fun. Generally speaking,...

A print swap would be fun.

Generally speaking, the rules of a print swap are up to the originator to define. Whether the prints are B&W or color, wet lab or inkjet, what sizes are acceptable, etc...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By Godfrey
While Ferrania film has been a bit of a...

While Ferrania film has been a bit of a disappointment, I wouldn't get all bent out of shape about it. Any startup/new venture is a risky thing. By and large, 18 out of 20 efforts I've backed have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Perhaps what I like most about film...

Thank you!

Perhaps what I like most about film photography is the uncertainty and thrill in discovery: You just never know exactly what you've done until later.

I scanned three rolls of Minox...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D G

I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this...

CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this comment. So I had to stop and think about it a good while.

"...anly a photographer..." vs "...a photographer/artist...": Hmmm. That's a different...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea about the framing accuracy that...

I have no idea about the framing accuracy that you asked about, just responding about the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special. It is a superb lens in every respect: Light weight, fast focusing, beautiful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, Helen and CJC! I've been working on...

Thank you, Helen and CJC!

I've been working on the Minox EC roll today. There are some amuzing photos in there! It's fun to get back into the Minox aesthetic... :)

...Vince ... East Bay...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact...

Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact him, let me know... He might want his print—the photo of me!—back. I feel I should offer it at least. :-)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x...

Thank you!

Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x Ming Edition by MiNT. It's a nice piece... I bought it even though I have the SLR670m because it handles both the SX-70 and the 600 speed films on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Godfrey
"Analog Forever" photo walk in San Francisco...

I signed up to obtain a first issue of the new Analog Forever (https://www.analogforevermagazine.com) magazine a few months ago. A week or three ago, I received an invite to a San Francisco photo...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Godfrey
Bravo, Robert! I ordered both ebook and print...

Bravo, Robert!

I ordered both ebook and print version through blurb.com in the USA. Yes, they charged in euros but I paid with PayPal and that'll convert automatically.

Can't wait to see it! The...
Forum: Travel 11-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,483
Posted By Godfrey
That's a bit more gear that I usually want to...

That's a bit more gear that I usually want to carry, but eh? I usually end up carrying as much or more anyway. Such it is. Have a good trip!

My choice would be to carry the Leica CL, four...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By Godfrey
If the only reason you were buying something via...

If the only reason you were buying something via remote sales was to avoid paying taxes, well, that is coming to a close. I wondered when the government was going to start enforcing collection of tax...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By Godfrey
Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit...

Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit reception! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,322
Posted By Godfrey
Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a...

Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a darn cool camera and have been tempted to buy one several times. I'm not exactly sure what I'd use it for, which is why I haven't, but still like it.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, I'll play:...

Okay, I'll play:

https://live.staticflickr.com/2409/2276752612_deefd76f2a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4tbXeo)
In Alviso, CA - 2008
Taken Feb 9, 2008
Panasonic L1 + Olympus ZD 50mm f/2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,322
Posted By Godfrey
Another big/little combination on yesterday's...

Another big/little combination on yesterday's cycle ride: Polaroid SLR670m by MiNT plus Minox C.

I made two exposures with the Polaroid and six with the Minox. It's a delight to have the Minox out...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding...

I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding compacts, like the Fuji GS645S) over the years. The modern Voigtländer Bessa had the best built-in viewfinder for glasses of all of them; I believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,322
Posted By Godfrey
My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with...

My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with the Polaroid SLR670a by MiNT. Got very appealing photographs with both.

G
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,654
Posted By Godfrey
An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine...

An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine body if you prefer having a meter in the camera. The M6 finder is .72x magnification, which works fine for me and my glasses. 28mm frame lines are a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Godfrey
Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury...

Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury camera site.

I'd look at their offerings to determine what lenses are best suited and ask for advice on known combinations that work well. The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By Godfrey
And, robert, you would also be very welcome to...

And, robert, you would also be very welcome to visit in California. I might head out with you for a piece of the journey. :)

Sheesh, I love road trips. I'm a dedicated addict to reading Jack...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 3,386
Posted By Godfrey
I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped...

I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped the train with the Fatboy Comp Carbon here in Santa Clara and exitted in Redwood...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,442
Posted By Godfrey
Leica is a privately held company again now, and...

Leica is a privately held company again now, and there's no demographic information available to the public on who exactly is purchasing their products. However, their annual profit and loss...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,442
Posted By Godfrey
If you didn't point your comments at me and other...

If you didn't point your comments at me and other photographers on this forum that buy Leica equipment, who were you pointing them at? Really... :D

It is of course a given that the audience is/has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,294
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and...

Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and one FM2n) and an M6 at the same time. The FM is the more versatile due to it being an SLR ... access to long lenses, no problems with focusing close...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,442
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red...

I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red dots or any of that foofawraw. I buy Leica gear because it works well for me, better than the competition. I don't know why folks would consider...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,442
Posted By Godfrey
A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger,...

A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger, requires. It certainly doesn't/can't do all that I, a photographer, require.

Why do we photographers mix these notions up all the time? Photographers...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,442
Posted By Godfrey
Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about...

Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about a particular brand, or not, is inconsequential. Making a big announcement about stopping is all just a lot of emotional drama, to me.

It seems a...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Godfrey
When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I...

When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I had an M-P typ 240 at the time.

For the work I intended to do with it, the SL was a better camera. I had both the 24-90 and 90-270 mm zoom lenses,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 23,857
Posted By Godfrey
1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the...

1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the last stage of the wash, hang to dry in my shower stall: no spots, no scratches, dry and ready to scan in 30 minutes.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By Godfrey
I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion...

I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion different ways.

This set is from my recent "snap a photo of all the people I have lunch with" notion. They're mostly head shots, sometimes a small...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,177
Posted By Godfrey
I am heading up to San Francisco for an...

I am heading up to San Francisco for an evening/overnight dalliance (dancing tonight at the club, stay overnight, brunch and shopping tomorrow morning... :)). I plan to carry a minimal camera kit for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,982
Posted By Godfrey
A sequence of silly things has ended up with me...

A sequence of silly things has ended up with me buying a Mamiya Press 23 Super with both roll film and sheet film backs as well as the Sekor 50mm f/6.3 lens. It's a beautiful old beast of a camera:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-19-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,180
Posted By Godfrey
I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific. G

I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific.

G
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-19-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,331
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow...

Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow two simultaneous, activated copies of the app to be running, whether on macOS, or Windows, or both.

You need to download the correct installer for...
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