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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 794
Posted By twopointeight
A fanny pack would get too heavy with an M9 and...

A fanny pack would get too heavy with an M9 and hang uncomfortably low. I recommend the Domke 5Xb in nylon. I changed the strapp on mine to a neoprene type and its super light and strong. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By twopointeight
Just received the 5XB Nylon and it was the right...

Just received the 5XB Nylon and it was the right choice. Perfect fit for XT2, 23/35/50 lenses. XPRO2 with same lenses fits as well. The only slight disappointment was the lack of any cushioning on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By twopointeight
Archlich, I'm mainly going to use this on my...

Archlich, I'm mainly going to use this on my waist for a couple lenses and batteries, so the nylon version might hold up well. But, what about the velcro on the flap which must pull on the ripstop...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By twopointeight
That a great testimony to the ripstop version. I...

That a great testimony to the ripstop version. I was about to order it and then read the reference to the ballistic version, went to the link at B&H, and it too looks very good. I'll be sure to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By twopointeight
Domke 5xb nylon

Looking for personal reviews of the Domke 5Xb ripstop nylon bag. Particularly about the zipper (small than the other versions of the 5Xb), the stitching, and durability in general. Will it fit a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-28-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By twopointeight
Adjustable sling straps

I need recommendations for the best adjustable sling style strap for a 6'2" person. Is the Artist and Artisan E25 long enough? The largest/heaviet set-up would be a Fuji XT2 with 16-55.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks PhotoMat. That's a deal breaker for me. ...

Thanks PhotoMat. That's a deal breaker for me. Is the Nikon D850 any better in this regard? Being tall, I've become hooked on the flip down LCD. And the Fuji XT2 flips vertically too, great for...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By twopointeight
Timely discussion for me. I went from a full...

Timely discussion for me. I went from a full Canon system to an all Fuji about 6 years ago mainly to save weight. At the time, and for 20+ years prior, I was doing a lot of editorial travel work,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By twopointeight
Thank you for those detailed answers. Yes, this...

Thank you for those detailed answers. Yes, this will be slow going to get it right. I'll shoot overcast light, with and without strobes on a covered deck. This is an important heirloom painting...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By twopointeight
copying painting

I have to copy a 4X5 foot oil painting. The files have to be clean enough to make 16X20 prints. I have an XT2 with a Zeiss 50mm macro lens. At 200 iso and strobe heads at 45 degrees, will this...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By twopointeight
A couple of years ago I went to Fujifilm in Tokyo...

A couple of years ago I went to Fujifilm in Tokyo with 60mm lens problem. I was in a hurry to leave for an assignment elsewhere, but would return in 10 days. They gave me a loaner and fixed my lens...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By twopointeight
After 10 years of moderate use, a few thousand...

After 10 years of moderate use, a few thousand prints, my 3800 is starting to act up too. Your problem is probably somewhere in the settings, which I understand you've already checked, but do it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,428
Posted By twopointeight
I haven't read every word of every post in this...

I haven't read every word of every post in this thread but making general statements about 'Japanese sellers' makes me uncomfortable. Obviously, there are many good ones and bad ones, everywhere.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for all those good suggestions. I might...

Thanks for all those good suggestions. I might go with the Domke, a bag I owned years ago until the zipper broke because I was cramming too much into the bag.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By twopointeight
Small waist bag for 2 Fuji lenses

I'm looking for a waist bag to fit 2 small lenses, specifically the Fuji 50mm and 23mm. The 35mm will remain on the XT2 body most of the time, switching to the 23 or 50 when needed. I keep the body...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 30,823
Posted By twopointeight
Learn to love your tripod and you will use it. ...

Learn to love your tripod and you will use it. My location tripod is a Gitzo carbon fiber, with an Arca Swiss ball head and a proper fitting case.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By twopointeight
Forget this camera, let it RIP. Get a used S ot...

Forget this camera, let it RIP. Get a used S ot T.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-23-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,008
Posted By twopointeight
Medium format scanner and a new printer.

Medium format scanner and a new printer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By twopointeight
Mine from a working professional persepective. Up...

Mine from a working professional persepective. Up until yesterday, I freelanced for a Japanese in-flight magazine for the past 30+ years. I stayed in decent hotels in the cities but always made sure...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By twopointeight
iso 400 1/600 sec @ f8 Think I'm going to...

iso 400 1/600 sec @ f8

Think I'm going to forget this feature and just think of the the x100F as a 35mm (equivalent) only and shoot raw as always. I have the XT2 and 35 and 50 so why mess around...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By twopointeight
Here it is, straight Adobe Standard jpeg, 75mm...

Here it is, straight Adobe Standard jpeg, 75mm equivalent.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By twopointeight
Failed to load image on the first try. Here it is...

Failed to load image on the first try. Here it is below. Maybe too small to see the softness?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By twopointeight
X100F in-camera crop modes

The 50mm and 75mm (equivalents), which are jpeg only, produce files that look very soft to me, at least as infinity focus. Some close-ups looked much better. I'm in new camera testing mode and need...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-31-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By twopointeight
Mme. O, you are absolutely right in saying that...

Mme. O, you are absolutely right in saying that hanging over your shoulder is the most effective way to capture fleeting images. That is the main point of the x100 series. Then it comes down to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By twopointeight
Why not search? No real reason. Just like fresh...

Why not search? No real reason. Just like fresh info and interaction. Thanks on the Timbuk2/insert combo.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By twopointeight
Interesting options, and the price is right,...

Interesting options, and the price is right, shimokita. And, the Vanguard looks good too, Yokosuka Mike. I've got a Billingham small Hadley but want something smaller without spending so much.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for those good suggestions.

Thanks for those good suggestions.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By twopointeight
Fave bag for x100 series

Please don't make me search the forums! What's your favorite bag for the x100F or earlier models. My requirements are weatherized to some degree, small, and easy/quick access to the camera. The...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,609
Posted By twopointeight
I use an 11 inch MBA for geeking-out in cafes on...

I use an 11 inch MBA for geeking-out in cafes on LR. I also travel interantionally with it to store images, transfer files to external HDs and work on a few as I go. I also use it on the sofa at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-18-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By twopointeight
Kaza cases

Thinking about ordering a black Kaza case for an x100F. Does anyone have one? Is the black leather they use supple and of good quality? Does the case with its bump on the grip make it easier to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-17-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By twopointeight
The Metro looks perfectly utilitarian, I'm in. ...

The Metro looks perfectly utilitarian, I'm in. Luigi cases are just too beautiful, IMO.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-17-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By twopointeight
I'm going to start with a thumb rest first, which...

I'm going to start with a thumb rest first, which worked very well on my x100s. Then go from there. Maybe a half case? Which half case Rob F? The official Fuji one looks ok although not sexy...
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By twopointeight
I live a short ferry ride from Seattle. I can't...

I live a short ferry ride from Seattle. I can't recommend Seattle for your purposes. It's a traffic mess right now and the forseeable future. And, I'm reluctant to even say this, but the homeless...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By twopointeight
x100F and RRS grip

What about the Really Right Stuff baseplate/grip for the Fuji X100F? Does it really improve the shooting experience? Is it worth the additional weight? Any other options recommended?
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By twopointeight
My 2 cents. I bought and sold an A7II within 6...

My 2 cents. I bought and sold an A7II within 6 months. Used it with a Loxia 50mm lens, which is for ale in the classified. I couldn't get the A7II and Loxia to look significantly better than my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for confirming the photographer.

Thanks for confirming the photographer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By twopointeight
These really need a confirmed photo credit.

These really need a confirmed photo credit.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By twopointeight
x100s error/freeze

I'm still using an x100s. Sometimes when I'm chimping through a series of images, I'll get an error notice and the camera stops scrolling through images. But if I take another image it is restores...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By twopointeight
I just bought a Zeiss 50mm macro for Fuji. It...

I just bought a Zeiss 50mm macro for Fuji. It becomes a 75mm equivalent and works fine for that and is a just a good all purpose macro and portrait lens.
Forum: Sony RX Series 07-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By twopointeight
Plus one vote for a 50mm f2 in any decent...

Plus one vote for a 50mm f2 in any decent compact. Closest is the XE3 with 35mm.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2018
Replies: 208
Views: 28,279
Posted By twopointeight
Thank DrTebi for getting around to my question. ...

Thank DrTebi for getting around to my question. I'll probably stick with the A7II and find a lens for it. I have small Leitz copy stand and a lightbox. That's all the easy part.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-14-2018
Replies: 208
Views: 28,279
Posted By twopointeight
I didn't read every post in this thread, sorry if...

I didn't read every post in this thread, sorry if it was covered. I have an XT-2 body and Sony A7II. I could invest in a Fuji 80mm macro, or any of the suggested macros for the A7II. Which would be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,006
Posted By twopointeight
I haven't read every post in the thread so sorry...

I haven't read every post in the thread so sorry if this is redundant. I had an M8.2 for awhile and shot a year long project in B&W with it. I liked it enough but the threat that it might need...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,612
Posted By twopointeight
A beater Nikon F3 titanium and 50mm. And a hard...

A beater Nikon F3 titanium and 50mm. And a hard locking case and cable with additional lock to discourage theft. Nikonos used to be the camera of choice for rough and tumble work, but so many photos...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-13-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By twopointeight
ptpdprinter: So far, 17X22.

ptpdprinter: So far, 17X22.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By twopointeight
Dogman, I have a x100s too and debate whether or...

Dogman, I have a x100s too and debate whether or not to upgrade to F, or not? Does the x100s do better in low light as I read somewhere?
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-31-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By twopointeight
Good, real-user, critical review. Thanks.

Good, real-user, critical review. Thanks.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By twopointeight
There's another possibility. The SD cards I used...

There's another possibility. The SD cards I used were 8 GB, one was 95 MB/S, the other was 45 MB/s. Sandisk Extreme Pro but several years old. Some of the images didn't transfer from my card to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By twopointeight
I've been contemplating a switch from Fuji, (3...

I've been contemplating a switch from Fuji, (3 bodies and 10 lenses), to Sony just for the image quality. Your review has given me pause. And I do all editorial travel and social type work, so...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By twopointeight
Yes, I stand corrected on the age of the XT-2. ...

Yes, I stand corrected on the age of the XT-2. It just seems like I've had it longer? Yes, it happened during a lens change from the 23mm 1.4 to the 56mm 1.2, the latter a lens I don't use too...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By twopointeight
XT-2 shutdown

I've been shooting an XT-2 body for 3 years and about 100,000 clicks without any problems, until today. After a lens change the body wouldn't turn on. I checked all the physicval controls and nothing...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By twopointeight
Yes, like that, "every now and then". It's a...

Yes, like that, "every now and then". It's a shake that is similar to the one when I choose the menu item to sensor clean. I'm mainly a Fuji user, this is just an experimental foray into Sonyland,...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-27-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By twopointeight
A7II auto sensor clean?

When I turn off the A7II sometimes, not always, it appears to be sensor cleaning for a few seconds before shutting down. Is that the way it's supposed to work?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By twopointeight
x100F as system

Any working photographers out there who use a couple of X100F cameras, with the add-on optics for wider and longer focal lengths, as a complete system for editorial work? Considering this kit as a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4,057
Posted By twopointeight
Watched it but can't recommend it. Unrealistic...

Watched it but can't recommend it. Unrealistic Hollywood portrayal of a photojournalist at that level. Shallow, predictable plot.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-14-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By twopointeight
XT2 eye sensor

I've noticed that that eye sensor on my XT2 sometimes quits in the rain. And when I cycle through the options using the tiny button on the top housing, it skips that option. Then, it comes back soon...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-14-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,409
Posted By twopointeight
Back in the film days, I never chose Fuji color...

Back in the film days, I never chose Fuji color slide film, and now in digital, despite my investment in Fuji gear, I still sometimes cringe at the colorfulness. The Sony produces a palette more to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-14-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,409
Posted By twopointeight
I recently purchased an A7II and a Loxia 50mm...

I recently purchased an A7II and a Loxia 50mm lens. It's the boost in image quality that I needed compared to my Fuji XT2 and Xpro2. But, I can't really use it. I just can't deal with the change...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,349
Posted By twopointeight
I've lost a few images to the foliage rendering...

I've lost a few images to the foliage rendering problem with the XT2 and XP2. And, I've also lost a few to high iso rendering which looks almost like partial solarization in the shadows. Anybody...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By twopointeight
My computer help guy recently told me that when...

My computer help guy recently told me that when SSD external hard drives crash they are most likely done, nothing recoverable. But the HDs with spinning parts, usually die slowly and data is...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By twopointeight
I prefer to divide the gear into a small...

I prefer to divide the gear into a small Thinktank backpack plus a Lowepro waist bag, keeping my body straighter than a heavy bag hanging from one shoulder. Both bags go into one small hard suitcase...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,044
Posted By twopointeight
I recently bought an A7ii to use with a manual...

I recently bought an A7ii to use with a manual focus Loxia 50mm, just to see what the Sony thing is all about. I'm 10 lenses and 3 bodies into Fuji and doubt I will jump ship. BTW, I appreciate the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By twopointeight
Ordered the very inexpensive L bracket with...

Ordered the very inexpensive L bracket with Arca-Swiss groove. I use similar ones on my Fuji bodies. If it doesn't work out with the A7II it cost less than $20. The Sony extension covers the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By twopointeight
Making the A7II more comfortable

Its ok the way it is but as I have large hands and shoot plenty of verticals, it can be awkward to hold. 3 options: A half case, an Arca Swiss camera plate, or the Sony extender for the grip. Any...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for all your replies. I purchased the...

Thanks for all your replies. I purchased the Loxia 50mm after borrowing one for a couple of weeks. I got hooked on the image quality and found one for a very good price.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By twopointeight
small waist bag

I need a recommendation for a small waist bag to fit a Sony A7ii w/Loxia 50mm only. Lowe Pro or ?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-09-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By twopointeight
Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 E mount?

According to the B&H site, there's a 35mm 1.4 with Sony E mount coming. Any more news on this?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By twopointeight
A7II small 50mm lens options

I've been borrowing a 50mm Loxia for my A7II. I don't own any lenses yet. I want only one small 50mm manual focus lens. The Loxia makes great images but the set-up gets a bit heavy. Seeking...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-28-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,349
Posted By twopointeight
I have lost a few good images to smeared foliage...

I have lost a few good images to smeared foliage with the Xpro2 and XT2. I also have problems with smearing of surfaces in very low light/high iso interiors. I haven't been able to resolve these...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By twopointeight
Got it. "Pre AF" in the (cog icon 3rd menu),...

Got it. "Pre AF" in the (cog icon 3rd menu), needs to be OFF. And yes, I was set to AF-S so it was confusing when the camera tried to pre focus.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By twopointeight
I did a menu re-set followed by an initialize and...

I did a menu re-set followed by an initialize and no change.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By twopointeight
A7II focus issue

My just purchased A7II seems to be locked in AF-C even though it is set to AF-S. I've tried re-setting but to no avail. It hunted with 4 different Sony AF lenses I have. I plan to use this body...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By twopointeight
It works. I had it set-up like that for a year...

It works. I had it set-up like that for a year with no problems.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By twopointeight
Good field review, thanks.

Good field review, thanks.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By twopointeight
Voigtlander 40mm 1.2 with Sony A7II

Is anybody using the 40mm 1.2 on a Sony A7II? Is there an adaptor involved? Are all 5 stabilization axis' working? Does it balance well with the A7 II body?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By twopointeight
Back door is slightly pressed in but the pressure...

Back door is slightly pressed in but the pressure plate has some spring to it, so that's why it doesn't appear to affect the negatives. But I also noticed that it pops open after I unlatch the back....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By twopointeight
Rollei 3.5F repair?

I have a 3.5F Planar that works fine despite the back, (the part that contains the pressure plate), being slightly bent. Again, it doesn't effect picture taking in any way. Images are tack sharp....
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By twopointeight
I'd buy a small camera with fixed 50mm equivalent...

I'd buy a small camera with fixed 50mm equivalent no matter who made it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,256
Posted By twopointeight
Perspective...

Perspective

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/21/the-killing-of-history/
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By twopointeight
I sold the 55-200 because it was only passable in...

I sold the 55-200 because it was only passable in favorable light. I'm about to buy the 90 specifically for an assignment that includes architectural detail and alot of walking through NYC. The only...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,580
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks Andy. I would appreciate that. Tell him...

Thanks Andy. I would appreciate that. Tell him its a 2.8F in good shape. Just not used in several years.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,580
Posted By twopointeight
I have a Rolleiflex 2.8F listed for awhile, you...

I have a Rolleiflex 2.8F listed for awhile, you and I even exchanged messages about it. I've learned that the CLA is key in the case of a higher priced model. At least it should be checked by a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,947
Posted By twopointeight
There's nothing wrong with having 2 working...

There's nothing wrong with having 2 working Rolleiflexes if you plan to use them. 12 exposures goes pretty quick and its nice to have a second loaded camera. The one in the shop is better and is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks x-ray. I took the opportunity to look at...

Thanks x-ray. I took the opportunity to look at some of your work and will look again.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By twopointeight
Loading a Rolleiflex F

What's the correct position for the film leader? Leader goes under the roller and attaches to take up reel and close the back. (The camera will mecahnically sense when frame one is in position)

Or,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,320
Posted By twopointeight
I'm a working pro who migrated to all Fuji and...

I'm a working pro who migrated to all Fuji and while it works for most jobs, weddings, editorial and portraits, I miss the quality of the full frame Canons I was using a few years ago. Those big guns...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By twopointeight
A few ago I had a book of black and white images...

A few ago I had a book of black and white images printed in Canada. I offered scans of the negatives done with an Imacon scanner to the account executive I was working with. He told me that my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By twopointeight
x100F black paint wear

What's below the surface of the paint on the x100F? What do you see when the black surface wears through?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,215
Posted By twopointeight
I work 98% in digital. What I miss image-wise...

I work 98% in digital. What I miss image-wise from the 35mm film days are the images that were shot at handheld at 1/8 of a second because you just ran out of light. That created a particular type of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,654
Posted By twopointeight
The Fuji XT2 works. I use one as a 'polaroid'...

The Fuji XT2 works. I use one as a 'polaroid' when shooitng a Rolleiflex. Sometimes the cropped square, b&w jpeg from the XT2 looks as good, but different, than the Rolleiflex, scanned HP5 neg on an...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-22-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,776
Posted By twopointeight
Apparently he used the same technique in the...

Apparently he used the same technique in the famous Minamata photo of the "Tomoko in the Bath" with her mother. I was in his studio in 1969 with a class from the New School For Social Research and I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,566
Posted By twopointeight
There's another non-technical reason to use a...

There's another non-technical reason to use a handheld meter if you are shooting people. It slows things down and engages you with the subject. Its a touch of old school which can work in your favor....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-30-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,246
Posted By twopointeight
It's possible to use iPhones, toy cams, or...

It's possible to use iPhones, toy cams, or compacts to shoot for money. People ask me almost daily how it's possible to survive as a professional with "everybody taking pictures now?" These are...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By twopointeight
I have a 3.5F and the locking lever doesn't touch...

I have a 3.5F and the locking lever doesn't touch the body in either direction. By body, I assume you mean the lens mount area? I would service it as you might lose frames from time to time?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,926
Posted By twopointeight
I'm near Seattle and I support Glazers as much as...

I'm near Seattle and I support Glazers as much as possible. I don't why people diss their sales staff? They have their moments but are pretty knowledgable and mostly very nice. Of course, I know them...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-21-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 948
Posted By twopointeight
rebates?

Any idea when the next Fuji lens rebates are coming?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By twopointeight
It looks good, but for a moment I thought it was...

It looks good, but for a moment I thought it was your book Trung, which would interesting in a different way. Photographers who photograph their own countries see it more from the inside-out. Hi...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,644
Posted By twopointeight
I've got a Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar in the RFF...

I've got a Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar in the RFF classified right now. Recently overhauled by Harry Fleenor. Check it out.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By twopointeight
I use the small Think Tank when I need to carry...

I use the small Think Tank when I need to carry an 11" MBAir plus a Fuji XT2 and two or 3 small lenses.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By twopointeight
Small standard luggage rolling hardcase that...

Small standard luggage rolling hardcase that contains two bags, a small Domke and a Think Tank sling. Plus a Think Tank small backpack for 11" MBAir and some other stuff. That gives me three camera...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By twopointeight
I had the 27mm on a XE2s body, which was very...

I had the 27mm on a XE2s body, which was very good. I liked using the wheel to focus that lens, a throwback to my Nikon SP. But I sold it. Perhaps if the XE3 gets here I'll set that up with the 27mm?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,644
Posted By twopointeight
I just had 2 Rolleiflexes overhauled, a 3.5F...

I just had 2 Rolleiflexes overhauled, a 3.5F Planar and a 2.8F Planar. I tend to grab the 3.5 because its a bit smaller and it looks rougher, so I'm not as careful protecting it. I use the 2.8 with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for your responses. At the distances I...

Thanks for your responses. At the distances I shoot for close-ups, (more like hands than bugs), the 50mm is very good. I'll add an 11mm extension to my kit if I need more magnification.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,930
Posted By twopointeight
Fuji XPRO2 sensor cleaning

I've got what appears to be an oil spot on my sensor. I could send it to Fuji or my local camera repair, both cost money and time. Maybe time to do this myself? What are your favorite methods and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By twopointeight
The money you saved could go into a CLA for a...

The money you saved could go into a CLA for a fresh start?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By twopointeight
Nice image quality. I used the Olympus system for...

Nice image quality. I used the Olympus system for a couple of years, (have since switched to Fuji), but have recently been printing some files from the Oly and like the air and softness of the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-05-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By twopointeight
50mm for close-up?

Thinking of trading in/selling my 60mm and 55-200 for the new 50mm? How is the close-up capability on the 50? I'm not a macro photographer but sometimes need a close shot of say hands, for example....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-19-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,092
Posted By twopointeight
I was also thinking I need a small bag, smaller...

I was also thinking I need a small bag, smaller than my Small Hadley, for an XT2+35mm. Then the Filson Small Field bag was mentioned and I remembered that I have one somewhere. Thanks mabelsound.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By twopointeight
Not so appealing, IMO. I have two Think Tank bags...

Not so appealing, IMO. I have two Think Tank bags and use them often. But these just don't fit with my wardrobe. Well, maybe my Filson jacket? I'm a vintage Domke man.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By twopointeight
Scanned b&w film to Silver Efex?

Is there any advantage or disadvantage in going from LR to Silver Efex, or better to use only LR for scanned 120 negs?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-12-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,945
Posted By twopointeight
I can't read every word here now so maybe I'm...

I can't read every word here now so maybe I'm being redundant? I'm an aging pro still working and traveling for some of it. I've already downsized to a Fuji XT/XP system. Key words: wheels,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 9,107
Posted By twopointeight
Standard Leica strap on my XT2 and Think Tank...

Standard Leica strap on my XT2 and Think Tank strap on my XP2.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 26,068
Posted By twopointeight
I just discovered this thread. Totally...

I just discovered this thread. Totally overwhelmed. I'll be back for more soon, but right now I need to make some decent prints on my 3800. Thanks.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks Robert for the perspective. As long as it...

Thanks Robert for the perspective. As long as it doesn't easily move, might as well keep it original. (But I won't hold my breath for 220 film in the future!)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for your response. I doubt I'll ever see...

Thanks for your response. I doubt I'll ever see any 220 film so want to "lock" that lever in place.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11,210
Posted By twopointeight
If the sensor is the same as the XP2 and XT2...

If the sensor is the same as the XP2 and XT2 which I am alreadt invested in, then I will definately buy the x100f, just for something smaller to walk around with, and additional backup for work.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By twopointeight
Rolleiflex 120/220 lever

I have a Rolleiflex TLR 2.8F Planar with the 120/220 switch. It is currently at Oceanside Camera for an overhaul. I'm considering having a stop screw added so that the 120/220 lever would be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,048
Posted By twopointeight
I'm just running some comparisons between a b&w...

I'm just running some comparisons between a b&w portrait shot with a Rolleiflex TLR and one shot with the XT2 set on square b&w jpeg plus RAW. I would use the jpeg just for reference and go to the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,320
Posted By twopointeight
We spent a few hours together in Vancouver at the...

We spent a few hours together in Vancouver at the home of a mutual friend. I always wanted to see him again, but the chance never came. Somewhere along the way I acquired a chrome rapidwinder for an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By twopointeight
Masuko tanks

I'm looking for Masuko film developing tanks and reels. The preferred size being for 2- 120mm reels. If you have any for sale please let me know? I would be happy to pay the RFF classified fee too.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-27-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By twopointeight
Interesting, will check that out, thx.

Interesting, will check that out, thx.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-27-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By twopointeight
Yes, agree with that Willie. Thanks for...

Yes, agree with that Willie. Thanks for mentioning it for others.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By twopointeight
That did it, thanks Shawn.

That did it, thanks Shawn.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By twopointeight
Shortcut to FORMAT?

I re-format my SD cards pretty often and find it a nuisance to go into the menus to do that. For some reason, after I format the card in slot one, I am forced to go back to the beginning of the menu...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By twopointeight
I once had a Hasselblad stovepipe finder with an...

I once had a Hasselblad stovepipe finder with an adjustable diopter adapted to a Rolleiflex TLR. Use the bottom piece from a Rollei flip-up finder and with a bead of clear caulking connect it to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-12-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,290
Posted By twopointeight
Agree that the handle is not needed on this bag,...

Agree that the handle is not needed on this bag, pratically or aesthetically. Any opinion on the shoulder strap pad? There are 2 possibilities, one smaller and less cushion than the other.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-29-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By twopointeight
I'd also like see examples from small, tight...

I'd also like see examples from small, tight interior spaces. Is the parallex effective at 10-15 feet? Thanks for the link brbo.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-29-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By twopointeight
Xpan and TX shooters, link me to your work,...

Xpan and TX shooters, link me to your work, particularly street, social landscapes, and conceptual portraits.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-28-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By twopointeight
Yes, agree. I was using two XT-1 bodies for a...

Yes, agree. I was using two XT-1 bodies for a couple of years and that worked well, so will do the same with XT-2 bodies. The XE2s will have to satisfy my rangefinder urge which is not work related.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-27-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,422
Posted By twopointeight
I have an TX1 with 45mm and 90mm lenses that I...

I have an TX1 with 45mm and 90mm lenses that I was considering selling, but now may reconsider?

I don't have the center filter. Have you found it really necessary, or can vignetting be corrected...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-25-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By twopointeight
Xt2 + Xp2

For professional use, meaning with pressure on, do these two bodies work well in tandem? Can you switch back and forth pretty seamlessly or do the menus and form factors make it more difficult?...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-19-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By twopointeight
XPro2 heat

Has the heating up issue with the XPRO2 body been resolved or improved? Is the new battery addressing that? As a pro, can I lean on this body for hard shooting, or better to back off the shutter...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-03-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By twopointeight
24mm 2.8 w/Sony

Anybody have experience and an opinion about the combination? With which Sony body, I'm undecided? The Leitz lens is a chrome Elmarit 2.8, about 15 years old.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By twopointeight
I have a reply in the form of a question for XE...

I have a reply in the form of a question for XE users. I've been using 2 XT1 bodies for work and just added an XE2s body as backup and portable set-up w/27mm. The on/off switch is easily turned on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,969
Posted By twopointeight
I started using the XE2s alongside XT1 bodies...

I started using the XE2s alongside XT1 bodies professionally. I would like to see the XE line made tougher. For example, the on/off switch is too soft and easily turned on unintentionally. And the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-05-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By twopointeight
Fujifilm Lens Hood LH-XF35-2 Lens Hood

This lens hood, anybody have it and an opinion? I'd be using in on XT1 and Xe2s. It doesn't appear in the viewfinder, right?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 770
Views: 112,818
Posted By twopointeight
Hey Trung, I'll be back in Hanoi around...

Hey Trung,

I'll be back in Hanoi around mid-October and will send you a message. Meet if we have time?

Joel
Forum: Travel 08-27-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks all, there are some good options here. ...

Thanks all, there are some good options here. I'm looking specifically for a company that can evacuate me out of rural Vietnam back to Hanoi if an accident or illness should occur. The trip by car...
Forum: Travel 08-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By twopointeight
Travel insurance

I'm looking for recommendations on travel insurance that included medical evacuation. Anyone had the misfortune of having to use such insurance and can say it worked without hassles? This would be...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By twopointeight
I use that bag and like it. Today it held 2- Fuji...

I use that bag and like it. Today it held 2- Fuji XT1 bodies with large primes. Extra batteries. It could also hold my ipad mini. Usually I use it just for a set of 3-4 lenses. Good bag to have in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,138
Posted By twopointeight
A friend has an 11X14 Mary Ellen Mark print on...

A friend has an 11X14 Mary Ellen Mark print on the wall. Shot with a 4X5. It doesn't have to be a large print to justify large format. The image jumps right off the wall, much different than 35mm or...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By twopointeight
Its a decent lens but I stay away from its...

Its a decent lens but I stay away from its extremities: wide open at either the long or short end. In fact, I back off the 200mm end to about 135mm.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By twopointeight
V700 dead?

After not using my V700 for several months it suddenly will not power on. I thought it was the power cable because those are the weak link, so ordered another third party one, and sill the same, no...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By twopointeight
Its not a good comparison as these two bodies of...

Its not a good comparison as these two bodies of work are from different worlds. One of them is Academia, and the other is the broader, populist culture-at-large. I prefer the Yale work because it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-18-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,276
Posted By twopointeight
Any truth to what I read on some forum that the...

Any truth to what I read on some forum that the XE2s has a serious lag time in "eye sensor" mode, going from the rear LCD to the viewfinder takes 1.5 seconds? Seems hard to beleive? Any other XE2s...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 4,287
Posted By twopointeight
Please identify the leather strap on the XT1 at...

Please identify the leather strap on the XT1 at the head of the thread?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-26-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 6,244
Posted By twopointeight
I have that bag although no longer my go-too. ...

I have that bag although no longer my go-too. When I used it I just put one small camera and lens, another lens in a pouch. Better not to crowd it, IMO. The lip on the opening is a good feature...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-24-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,664
Posted By twopointeight
Is the XPro2 ready?

Have all the bugs been worked out with the XPro2 bodies yet? Or, are we still buying the first batch? Time to buy?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-19-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,994
Posted By twopointeight
All I want is the economic advantage of digital,...

All I want is the economic advantage of digital, (no film costs), with the simplicity of an M6. With a histogram inside the the viewfinder that can be turned on/off.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2016
Replies: 770
Views: 112,818
Posted By twopointeight
T.N., that article I shooting and writing for was...

T.N., that article I shooting and writing for was published and it came out pretty well. The conversation we had about Hanoi was very useful, thanks again.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,988
Posted By twopointeight
Without a tripod, consider that the 90mm should...

Without a tripod, consider that the 90mm should be used with at least 1/250, a limitation IMO. The lowly 55-200 can be handheld steady at 1/40, but subject motion might be an issue? And the optics of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2016
Replies: 770
Views: 112,818
Posted By twopointeight
Hi Trung Nguyen. Nice to review your...

Hi Trung Nguyen. Nice to review your photographs. I miss Hanoi and hope to return. Best regards.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-02-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By twopointeight
All good suggestions, thanks. I have a Leica...

All good suggestions, thanks. I have a Leica strap from the M6 days on one of my XT1 bodies. Its good but I want to differentiate the bodies with different straps. The other body now has a Think...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By twopointeight
Leather straps

Do I really have to spend $100+ on a high quality leather strap like the Kobe from A&A? Any options?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-03-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,754
Posted By twopointeight
Just got a Think Tank Turnstyle 10 sling for a...

Just got a Think Tank Turnstyle 10 sling for a Fuji XT1 + 3 lens kit. I'll be working in dark clubs, out all night, and sometimes on public transportation. My first sling, it seems to slide around...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-01-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By twopointeight
Fuji XT1+lenses in waist bag

Any recommendations for a one body, 2-3 lens XT1 kit for a waist bag. I just bought the Think Tank Turnstyle 5 sling but it seems too tight. Maybe the Turnstyle 10, (next size up), or a different...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-24-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,793
Posted By twopointeight
Yes, MP, not mb, correction made.

Yes, MP, not mb, correction made.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-24-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,793
Posted By twopointeight
These comments from a collegue who actually...

These comments from a collegue who actually handled a prototype yesterday.

1) 24 MP
2) dual card slots
3) excellent EVF and OVF
4) focus points move by wheel
5) lightweight
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-03-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By twopointeight
M9 buying considerations

I'm in the market for a used M9 and have a couple of questions:

1) If the sensor needs replacing due to corrosion, does that replacement solve the problem? I assume it is an improved sensor, not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-27-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,267
Posted By twopointeight
I switched 100% from Canon to Fuji XT1 and...

I switched 100% from Canon to Fuji XT1 and sometimes miss the Canons. Mostly its the focusing of the XT1 that jams me up. Not the ability to lock on subject, which is now pretty good, but the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-13-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 21,275
Posted By twopointeight
16-55, a workhorse, covers 90% of all my daylight...

16-55, a workhorse, covers 90% of all my daylight shooting.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-26-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 10,591
Posted By twopointeight
The 27mm is not only small but renders nicely,...

The 27mm is not only small but renders nicely, like a Tessar, IMO. As a professional using only Fuji now, I don't sell or trade lenses as new ones come out. They are more valuable to me as back-up...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By twopointeight
Small messenger bag w/FRONT pocket for laptop

There must be a messenger bag with a sleeve in front for a laptop? All of them seem to have a laptop compartment in the rear which would stiffen the bag against your back as opposed to a contour. ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By twopointeight
I've done well with that lens. It has a good...

I've done well with that lens. It has a good character which reminds me of a Tessar formula. Maybe it is?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-03-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,332
Posted By twopointeight
2 consecutive Pen W frames, Tokyo

2 consecutive Pen W frames, Tokyo
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By twopointeight
Is this camera still serviced by Epson, spare...

Is this camera still serviced by Epson, spare parts and all? Really too bad they dropped this camera body after such a solid start.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By twopointeight
Looks good but I wonder if it would eject my Fuji...

Looks good but I wonder if it would eject my Fuji xPro1 or XT1? :)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-13-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 14,259
Posted By twopointeight
Street photogs in America now photograph people...

Street photogs in America now photograph people on their mobile devices, usually they don't seem to mind because they are figuratively somewhere else. Its boring and a little depressing. If you want...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,218
Posted By twopointeight
I use ax x100s but not with an external flash,...

I use ax x100s but not with an external flash, but I imagine if I wanted a set-up as you describe, I'd put away the thumbs-up and try a half-case or grip, plus a wrist strap?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 6,995
Posted By twopointeight
I'm sure you could make them richer if you took...

I'm sure you could make them richer if you took it down 1/2 stop, but nice palette either way. Also, the second photo makes me wonder what all these elaborately detailed tattoos are going to look...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,373
Posted By twopointeight
I had a problem with my 60mm while in Japan...

I had a problem with my 60mm while in Japan enroute to Bangkok. Fuji gave me a loaner while my lens was being repaired. I just sent my 2- Xpro 1 bodies to Fuji in N.J. for a circuitry check and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By twopointeight
Pro Neg Standard with my Xpro1 at 800 iso often...

Pro Neg Standard with my Xpro1 at 800 iso often looks similar to the files from my M8.2 at 640 iso (sold) in overcast light.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 112,818
Posted By twopointeight
I still plan to be in Hanoi in November for 3...

I still plan to be in Hanoi in November for 3 weeks. I'll be in touch.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By twopointeight
I'm using an Epson 3800 for everything. But note...

I'm using an Epson 3800 for everything. But note that my collegues who are really into B&W printing have dedicated printers with customized inks and profiles. Maybe that's the (expensive) way to go?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By twopointeight
Xpro 1 b&w work flow

For those of you who shoot Xpro1 and convert to B&W for prints or for reproduction, do you shoot jpegs, RAW only, or both? I'm using LR5. Desaturate from RAW or use a preset? It's the 18mm lens...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,808
Posted By twopointeight
You get what you pay for including a little...

You get what you pay for including a little generic artist hype. Ideally there would be several photographers selling work in the same marketplace which may or may not improve the quality of what is...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,808
Posted By twopointeight
How much were these prints selling for?

How much were these prints selling for?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-26-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,187
Posted By twopointeight
I'm looking for a backpack style bag that offers...

I'm looking for a backpack style bag that offers protection and loads from the top. Most backpack for cameras need to be put flat on the ground or are split in the center. Both types have been...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By twopointeight
Some nice results. I would be particularly...

Some nice results. I would be particularly interested in the results of trying to replicate a straight print from 35mm film negative. By straight I mean full greyscale, a little bit of noise/grain...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By twopointeight
After a dozen tripods over the years I'm down to...

After a dozen tripods over the years I'm down to two. Arca Swiss aluminum model for the studio or Canon gear. And a smaller carbon fiber one from Gitzo which I use with a Leitz ball head for my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,988
Posted By twopointeight
Its a great lens for size and angle of view. ...

Its a great lens for size and angle of view. Used it this morning for a job. But, it does flare if there is any strong light coming into the lens from front or sides. Consider a hood, or just use...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By twopointeight
perfect, done, thanks!

perfect, done, thanks!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By twopointeight
UV/IR for normal use?

Can I use a Leica UV/IR 39mm filter, leftover from my M8 days, on a Fuji lens and expect it to be completely neutral, like a UV lens with no IR?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By twopointeight
400 ISO. Today in a similar situation it...

400 ISO. Today in a similar situation it slightly overexposed, but that's using the auto exposure of the Xpro1 with no incident meters or Canons involved.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By twopointeight
Thanks for these responses and interesting...

Thanks for these responses and interesting industry information. Practically speaking, I won't be mixing Fuji and Canon together again.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By twopointeight
Xpro1 underexposing?

Just shot a family portrait today of about 24 people. Canon 5DMK2 w/50 1.2 was the main camera and back-up was an Xpro-1 with 35mm lens. Took incident readings of natural light, no strobes. The...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,529
Posted By twopointeight
The Rolleiflex T with 75mm lens can take a...

The Rolleiflex T with 75mm lens can take a masking kit which changes the format but nt the spacing I think? Or, just use a grid screen, compose and crop from the full square. The Rolleiflex also has...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 42,520
Posted By twopointeight
This is interesting and timely for me as I get a...

This is interesting and timely for me as I get a Rolleiflex MX Tessar ready to ship to Harry Fleenor for an overhaul. It hadn't been used for a least 20 years and the shutter is frozen, otherwise in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,816
Posted By twopointeight
I had an M8.2 for a couple of years so I know the...

I had an M8.2 for a couple of years so I know the camera. I now shoot with a pair Xpro1 bodies plus Canon gear for certain situations. Bottom line, sell the M8, the Xpro trounces it, particularly...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-26-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 8,147
Posted By twopointeight
I had no problem shooting 72 frames when in an...

I had no problem shooting 72 frames when in an urban environment. A roll of 24 (=48 half frame), exposures might be more reasonable for most people? I shot with my Pen W the other day and realized...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By twopointeight
I've thought about a little peice of black tape...

I've thought about a little peice of black tape over the Q button.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By twopointeight
I'd like to know this too, as well as the new...

I'd like to know this too, as well as the new 50mm equiv., but I guess too soon to review?
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 7,937
Posted By twopointeight
I just ordered a 27mm but it's backordered. I'll...

I just ordered a 27mm but it's backordered. I'll dedicate it to a second Xpro1 body, put on a wriststrap, and take it everywhere. I like primes and don't like switching lenses while working, so 2...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By twopointeight
Xpro1 question about settings

I can't find my xpro1 manual and thought I would ask here before downloading another. When I switch the drive to 3fps it seems that I lose the ability to enlarge the image on the LCD screen. There...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By twopointeight
I have several Fuji branded batteries for the...

I have several Fuji branded batteries for the Xpro1. Being that I use the camera for pro work, third party batteries are not the place to save a few dollars, IMO.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,762
Posted By twopointeight
I throw a little black electrical tape around the...

I throw a little black electrical tape around the loose ends. Never a problem in 4 decades.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,976
Posted By twopointeight
I had the M8.2 for 2-3 years. Used it for a...

I had the M8.2 for 2-3 years. Used it for a project or two, but it wasn't versatile enough plus a couple of other downsides. The 5DMK2 does it all very well and I wouldn't sell it. I make a living...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By twopointeight
I use both for professional work along with...

I use both for professional work along with Canon. I favor the XP1 over the x100s because of the larger size and ergonomics. It's just easier to operate. The x100s is almost too quiet and the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By twopointeight
My original charger for the x100s stopped working...

My original charger for the x100s stopped working while on assignment in Bangkok recently. I had no back-up. Fuji has since replaced it, but I also bought one of these which I think is much better....
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