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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Whoa, why does the M10 look SO much bigger here?...

Whoa, why does the M10 look SO much bigger here? I thought the size was nearly identical with film M's?
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdwsta4
Agreed. Didn't think I had anything on there, but...

Agreed. Didn't think I had anything on there, but clearly something got onto the rear element.



I like to think I keep all of my gear clean, but when you travel to sand dunes, foreign countries...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdwsta4
Eclipse solution and pec pads.

Eclipse solution and pec pads.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdwsta4
I cleaned the sensor a few more times with a lot...

I cleaned the sensor a few more times with a lot more pressure than I have ever used previously. Also thoroughly cleaned the filter along with front/rear elements.

There are still a few smaller...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdwsta4
Removing Stubborn Dust From Sensor....

I hadn't cleaned the sensor on my X-Pro 2 for far too long. Likely before I moved across country 6 months ago. In that time I've been in some harsh environments where I have changed lenses. As...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-14-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,441
Posted By mdwsta4
I'm still curious if SX70 and 600 films are new...

I'm still curious if SX70 and 600 films are new or simply rebranded? The website only talks about the 'all new i film'.

I'm disappointed the announcement wasn't something 'bigger'. Putting 10...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By mdwsta4
As others have already said, it's a dull grey....

As others have already said, it's a dull grey. wore through the paint around the strap lugs on my first x100
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By mdwsta4
My only 35mm is the Voigtlander 35 f1.4 MC. Great...

My only 35mm is the Voigtlander 35 f1.4 MC. Great lens for the price. No complaints. Sure, I'd love to have a V3 or V4 'cron, but I've never been let down with the Voigt.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-15-2017
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-14-2017
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
https://images60.fotki.com/v370/photos/5/51621/396...

https://images60.fotki.com/v370/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF2126-vi.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By mdwsta4
I don't have a new address yet. Moving 3,000...

I don't have a new address yet. Moving 3,000 miles across country and have a realtor helping us look. Doubt we'll have a place before we get out there hence the corporate housing.



Just found a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By mdwsta4
I thought about the cooler/ice chest although...

I thought about the cooler/ice chest although I'll be spending the first 2-3 days of my trip in AZ/NM so it's going to be extremely hot. I wouldn't even know where to start looking for a wine storage...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By mdwsta4
How to store film while moving?

I'll be moving across country at the end of this month and am concerned about storing my film stash. Currently I have about 50 or so rolls of 35mm and 120mm film in my freezer, some of which is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-11-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 7,266
Posted By mdwsta4
Funny, I also sold mine. Didn't have any issues...

Funny, I also sold mine. Didn't have any issues with sharpness, but it just didn't feel right compared to the 35 f2. Seeing as I also have the 18mm, I got rid of the 23 f2. I did, however pick up the...
Forum: Travel 06-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By mdwsta4
If I'm bringing two cameras with me it'll usually...

If I'm bringing two cameras with me it'll usually be x100 for digital and 35mm focal length and the MP for film and 50mm focal length.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-30-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,589
Posted By mdwsta4
I loved the original x100 and owned it when it...

I loved the original x100 and owned it when it was first released. Completely changed how I photographed the world and to this day it still does.

Upgraded to the 's' because I thought 'new sensor,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,724
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you and good eye! Top image is off the bike...

Thank you and good eye! Top image is off the bike path in Venice near the skate park, bottom image is near Big Deans and the Pier in Santa Monica.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,724
Posted By mdwsta4
Seems like I have a lot of top, front, and bottom...

Seems like I have a lot of top, front, and bottom shots; not many rear ones....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
:D Calm sunset after just after a storm rolled...

:D


Calm sunset after just after a storm rolled through. Lone surfer carrying his board in the background
http://images12.fotki.com/v1641/photos/1/51621/11860060/DSCF0299bw-vi.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-01-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Thanks John! Got another one from the same...

Thanks John! Got another one from the same platform looking the opposite way. If only that damn building in the background wasn't so prevalent.......
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-01-2017
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Headed back to my hometown for a few days to...

Headed back to my hometown for a few days to enjoy the...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,437
Posted By mdwsta4
I got my first digital camera in 2000 so let's...

I got my first digital camera in 2000 so let's see if I can remember them all...

Nikon P&S
2-3 Canon P&S
Sony P&S
Canon Prosumer P&S
Canon 300D
Canon 30D
Canon 5D mkii
Fuji x100
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Is the M6 TTL battery different than an MP? I've...

Is the M6 TTL battery different than an MP? I've had the same battery in my MP for at least a year and it's still fine. Granted, I did just start to see a flashing battery symbol on my most recent...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4,416
Posted By mdwsta4
No problem. Glad I could help

No problem. Glad I could help
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4,416
Posted By mdwsta4
The X100T lens mate thumbs up fits, it just...

The X100T lens mate thumbs up fits, it just barely covers the top right corner of the 'view mode' button making it slightly more difficult to access. Definitely not a deal breaker and not worth it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,012
Posted By mdwsta4
*yawn* When it was teased a few months ago I got...

*yawn*

When it was teased a few months ago I got super excited that Fuji might make Polaroid compatible square packs. Instead... this. I wish there was instax film that could fit inside my SX-70 as...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By mdwsta4
Your series is fascinating to watch, thank you...

Your series is fascinating to watch, thank you for sharing the link. Love what you've done, the process, and the results! Would love to get one of these photos taken.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,546
Posted By mdwsta4
Or, you know, just...

Or, you know, just shoot...


http://images58.fotki.com/v279/photos/5/51621/396461/04475978564451-vi.jpg

One shot from that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,597
Posted By mdwsta4
I probably shoot 98% of my images on primes....

I probably shoot 98% of my images on primes. While I do own one long telephoto zoom lens, everything else is a prime. For a few years I shot 35mm and 50mm exclusively as those were the only focal...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-24-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By mdwsta4
I have a 5Xb as well (holds all my filters now)...

I have a 5Xb as well (holds all my filters now) and perhaps it's the zippers and how the Domke opens, but the Bowery has more usable space (to me). The zippers scratch your gear and the opening...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-24-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By mdwsta4
Funny, I like the latches over bags (like larger...

Funny, I like the latches over bags (like larger Ona ones or Billingham bags) where the strap is stitched directly to the bag. It becomes tangled and annoying. Never have that problem with the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By mdwsta4
Have you looked into the Ona Bowery? It's very...

Have you looked into the Ona Bowery? It's very modular and sounds like it'll suit your needs perfectly.

Here's one example of what I carry in it. You could easily replace the section where I put a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,272
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you! It's an olive strap from Cub & Co...

Thank you! It's an olive strap from Cub & Co (http://cubandcompany.com/goods). I use Joel's straps on all of my cameras now. They're pretty awesome! Drop him a line and let him know I sent you over...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,272
Posted By mdwsta4
My 500CM walk around...

My 500CM

walk around setup
http://images51.fotki.com/v1638/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF9359-vi.jpg

setup I use for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Awesome work on both the lens hood and the...

Awesome work on both the lens hood and the focusing tab! I used the Heavystar tab on my v4 50mm cron for years and it held up well with heavy duty double sided tape. I was one of the beta testers of...
Forum: Off Topic 02-09-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you! I'm just a few blocks away so I walk...

Thank you! I'm just a few blocks away so I walk around Venice often :)

Let me know if you ever want to get out and shoot.
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By mdwsta4
I got rid of my digital Leica M system for Fuji,...

I got rid of my digital Leica M system for Fuji, but still have my Leica film system. KR is an idiot. Can't believe anyone still bothers to read his site. Half the time he never even uses what he's...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-08-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,431
Posted By mdwsta4
Looks like you've already made your decision, but...

Looks like you've already made your decision, but I'll throw out another suggestion: http://cubandcompany.com/goods

They're handmade in New York, they look and feel amazing, and the owner is a great...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-10-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,733
Posted By mdwsta4
That ISO dial would most definitely get bumped...

That ISO dial would most definitely get bumped with a strap. Hopefully it locks somehow. Maybe you have to pull it up to turn it similar to the old rewind knobs? Interesting that the shutter button...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-03-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 12,261
Posted By mdwsta4
I am glad they're keeping 23mm (35 FOV), but did...

I am glad they're keeping 23mm (35 FOV), but did want an upgrade. Of course I'd take a slightly faster lens, but more importantly was wanting something sharper wide open.

I think it's great that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Yes, we're working with Kids of Kathmandu. Here's...

Yes, we're working with Kids of Kathmandu. Here's a writeup from our last trip:
http://kidsofkathmandu.org/get-involved/

This was the first volunteer trip and it was just the two of us. Going back...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,014
Posted By mdwsta4
That's great! Believe this is the first chrome MP...

That's great! Believe this is the first chrome MP I've come across with the classic script. This is what I was looking for a few years ago when I bought m MP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,014
Posted By mdwsta4
Going to echo other commenters here and say find...

Going to echo other commenters here and say find a used MP, then have the top plate swapped out from Leica. Cost to do this is about $1,000. I looked at doing the same a few years ago with my MP....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Nice! Where in Nepal were you? I was in Kathmandu...

Nice! Where in Nepal were you? I was in Kathmandu and Kavre building schools this past May. Heading back in March to start another build.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-02-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,353
Posted By mdwsta4
Wow, this is AWESOME!! Are you going to be...

Wow, this is AWESOME!! Are you going to be selling them? Or have you thought about designing an instax wide version? Kudos to you man, this is great work!
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-26-2016
Replies: 724
Views: 202,977
Posted By mdwsta4
Yesterday evening. XP2 +...

Yesterday evening. XP2 + 50-230

http://images41.fotki.com/v1634/photos/1/51621/13940556/DSCF7945-vi.jpg

http://images15.fotki.com/v1631/photos/1/51621/13940556/DSCF8018-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-13-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 8,421
Posted By mdwsta4
I've only had the V4 which is my main 50mm lens....

I've only had the V4 which is my main 50mm lens. I like the retractable hood because of the space it saves, but do wish it had a locking feature like the later versions. I added a heavy star lens tab...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
CLEAN looking camera! Enjoy it!

CLEAN looking camera! Enjoy it!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-08-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,010
Posted By mdwsta4
Mine came in last week although I still have yet...

Mine came in last week although I still have yet to shoot with it. Heading to Maui and Chicago next week so I'll put it through its paces then. Biggest thing I'm happy about is the fact that the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-15-2016
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
Heading to Europe tomorrow. Debated about what...

Heading to Europe tomorrow. Debated about what cameras to bring and was all set to bring the usual MP / x100t combo, but in the end decided to go for weather resistance. Shame the 23 f2 didn't arrive...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-27-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,010
Posted By mdwsta4
The test wasn't the x100 vs the 23 f2, but rather...

The test wasn't the x100 vs the 23 f2, but rather the 23 f2 vs the 23 f1.4
https://ivanjoshualoh.com/2016/08/25/23mm-vs-23mm-sibling-rivalry/

If you wanted to take that a step further you could...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-26-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,010
Posted By mdwsta4
Early tests show it performs much better than the...

Early tests show it performs much better than the x100 lens, which I would hope to be the case. I rarely shoot the x100T below f4 because of how soft it gets. Apart from weather sealing, a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-25-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,010
Posted By mdwsta4
Pre-ordered it first thing in the morning. The...

Pre-ordered it first thing in the morning.

The x100T has been my go-to walk around camera since it was released and I love traveling with it, but now having a water resistant kit with the XP2 and...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,505
Posted By mdwsta4
Can't say I've had that happen to me ever...

Can't say I've had that happen to me ever regardless if traveling around the US or internationally to Asia, Europe, South America, or Australia.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-22-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By mdwsta4
Can't say I've ever lost a lens cap, but even...

Can't say I've ever lost a lens cap, but even then I rarely use them apart from when a camera gets put away in my bag. On a couple of lenses I use a high quality B+W clear filter, but all lenses I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-16-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,845
Posted By mdwsta4
How is it more overwhelming to use a manual...

How is it more overwhelming to use a manual camera vs a digital camera? Set aperture on the lens, shutter speed on the dial. DONE! Only potential hiccup might be ISO that, depending on the camera,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-16-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,304
Posted By mdwsta4
Thanks! I used a F5XB before picking up the...

Thanks! I used a F5XB before picking up the Bowery about 4 years ago. Just couldn't stand the zipper and how loud the velcro was. Went so far as to tape up the zipper so it wouldn't scratch anything....
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,410
Posted By mdwsta4
My main go-to cameras lately have either been the...

My main go-to cameras lately have either been the MP (film) or XP2. I checked 'digital other' since mirrorless cameras weren't listed in your poll.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,505
Posted By mdwsta4
I voted for the M6 simply because of the meter,...

I voted for the M6 simply because of the meter, but I'd bring only the 35 cron if traveling really light or the 21/50 if bringing a pair of lenses.

For my first European adventure I brought that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-15-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,845
Posted By mdwsta4
Are you seriously saying that the M9 and DF are...

Are you seriously saying that the M9 and DF are similar? In what way? If anything, I'd say the DF is exactly like the 'digi box' you refer to while the XP1 is much closer to the M9.



Dee - Set the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,304
Posted By mdwsta4
The Bowery only comes with one divider which is...

The Bowery only comes with one divider which is why I wrote this in my original post:

"Only suggestion would be to pick up one extra divider (they only include one with the bag which is pretty...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-11-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,304
Posted By mdwsta4
I agree with you on the side pockets, but my iPad...

I agree with you on the side pockets, but my iPad air fits in the rear pocket and my Lee Seven5 filters fit in the front pockets.




Have to strongly disagree with both of you. I regularly carry...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-04-2016
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
Not saying it was. I wish I had half as much...

Not saying it was. I wish I had half as much talent as Joel to make something as great as his straps. Point being, they're handmade, not home made (by me).
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-04-2016
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
homemade... handmade.... kind of different. ;)

homemade... handmade.... kind of different. ;)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-03-2016
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
Not homemade, it's from Cub & Co. Great company....

Not homemade, it's from Cub & Co. Great company. Joel, the owner is an awesome guy! http://cubandcompany.com



I use them on all my cameras now (olive, black, russet)...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-01-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,844
Posted By mdwsta4
The XP1 is still a great camera. You'll love it!...

The XP1 is still a great camera. You'll love it! Like so many others have mentioned, between VSCO and Silver Efex, you'll be able to emulate film pretty easily. May not be perfect, but it's still...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,353
Posted By mdwsta4
Looking forward to what you come up with!

Looking forward to what you come up with!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,304
Posted By mdwsta4
Ona Bowery all day long. The problem with the...

Ona Bowery all day long. The problem with the Domke are those damn zippers! Not to mention the extremely loud velcro for the flap. The Ona on the other hand has great quality canvas (or leather), is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,266
Posted By mdwsta4
Never noticed as bad of distortion like you...

Never noticed as bad of distortion like you posted in any scenario with my 35 f2, but I know it's not as clean as the f1.4. The f1.4 was optically corrected whereas the f2 is not. Pros and cons of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Just shot them an email. Suppose it doesn't hurt...

Just shot them an email. Suppose it doesn't hurt to ask, thanks!



The new M-A has a Wetzlar script which is loads better looking than the 'Leica Camera AG Germany' script from the M9P and the last...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-21-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,266
Posted By mdwsta4
The x100t is still my favorite camera although I...

The x100t is still my favorite camera although I do grab the XP2 more often nowadays. Still, when I want a single body and a do-anything kit, the x100 is what I grab. Really looking forward to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
I'd like to swap out the top plate with the old...

I'd like to swap out the top plate with the old 'Leica AG' script on top. Ideally I'd prefer the M2/M3 engraving (Leitz/Wetzlar), but it seems like you can only get the newer 'Leica Camera AG Solms...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-21-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,266
Posted By mdwsta4
Where was this announcement? I know those lenses...

Where was this announcement? I know those lenses are on the roadmap, but no official images or specs have been released AFAIK.

That said, I happily replaced my 35 f1.4 with the 35 f2 when it was...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-21-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,353
Posted By mdwsta4
I wish there were a smaller version of the instax...

I wish there were a smaller version of the instax wide camera. The 210 is just so comically large it's impossible to fit in any bag. I also keep wishing for an instax wide printer!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Who's masking off the frame lines for you? I've...

Who's masking off the frame lines for you? I've often thought about doing that as well so I have a less cluttered viewfinder like my old M2. Figured I'd have it done when I get around to swapping out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,064
Posted By mdwsta4
If only he sold the old 4038 that Aki used to...

If only he sold the old 4038 that Aki used to offer!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-12-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,261
Posted By mdwsta4
Both these posts pretty much nail it for me. I've...

Both these posts pretty much nail it for me. I've been using the x100 series since it was first released in 2011 and the x100t is my go-to camera. Nearly perfect at every situation I throw at it....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,770
Posted By mdwsta4
This one is technically from the last...

This one is technically from the last roll
http://images20.fotki.com/v1632/photos/1/51621/14004443/66910009-vi.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-02-2016
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,797
Posted By mdwsta4
My backyard - Santa Monica,...

My backyard - Santa Monica, CA
http://images15.fotki.com/v1631/photos/1/51621/14004443/66040001-vi.jpg

Weekend road trip - Bodie,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,770
Posted By mdwsta4
First shot with the...

First shot with the X-Pan
http://images15.fotki.com/v1631/photos/1/51621/14004443/66040001-vi.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-02-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Thought I would bring this thread back and post...

Thought I would bring this thread back and post some photos from my first two rolls. So far I'm saying 'screw the lens hood and filter'. Definitely not spending the extra money on them and am pleased...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-23-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you all for the replies. The film pack is...

Thank you all for the replies. The film pack is fresh directly from IP so the battery should not be an issue. The camera can spit out a dark slide (or top print if I remove the dark slide) without...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-22-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By mdwsta4
Problem with SX-70 ejecting film

Recently picked up an SX-70 which appears to be in great condition. When I put a fresh pack of Impossible film into it the camera ejects the dark slide no problem. However, when I go to shoot a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Wow, just looked and the cheapest I can find the...

Wow, just looked and the cheapest I can find the filter is $300USD! F that. I'll deal with some slight vignetting and buy a lot more film for that price.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Got it, thanks. I'll give it a go and see how it...

Got it, thanks. I'll give it a go and see how it turns out. Seeing as I don't have a filter, I don't have much of a choice.



Back on the topic of lens hoods, I stumbled upon this post...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Does the vignetting happen at all apertures? I...

Does the vignetting happen at all apertures? I figured I'd mostly use the camera for landscapes and would likely be shooting somewhere around f8-11, not f4. Any examples of how bad the vignetting is?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
I reached out to Analogue Robot who created a 3d...

I reached out to Analogue Robot who created a 3d printed hood for my Voigtlander 35 through Shapeways. Have been using it since his first batch and it's performed beautifully. I've used Heavystar's...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Thanks for the info guys. I'll continue to be on...

Thanks for the info guys. I'll continue to be on the hunt for a cheap one as well as a potential 90mm kit that includes a hood.

I'm also considering buying a few 49mm screw-in wide angle plastic...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-12-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,290
Posted By mdwsta4
Xpan 45/90 lens hood?

For a few years now I've been on the hunt for an X-Pan/TX1 at the 'right' price. Well, I finally found one; Fuji TX1 w/ the 45mm lens. Should be here any day now and I am really excited to shoot with...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-09-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,956
Posted By mdwsta4
My EDC depends on what I feel like shooting that...

My EDC depends on what I feel like shooting that day. Monday it might be the X100T, Tuesday the MP w/ 50mm cron, Wednesday XP2 w/ 35 f2, Thursday MP w/ 35 voigt, Friday Hasselblad with 80mm, Saturday...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-09-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By mdwsta4
Oh please. There have been countless comparisons...

Oh please. There have been countless comparisons between the f1.4 and f2 lenses and the difference between subject isolation/pop/whatever you want to call it is impossible to decipher.

I will give...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-09-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,661
Posted By mdwsta4
Yes. Had both, and kept the 2.0. While the 1.4...

Yes. Had both, and kept the 2.0. While the 1.4 does delivery amazing results and is optically corrected, it is noisy and 'slower' to focus than the 2.0. In comparisons that extra 1 stop doesn't get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,082
Posted By mdwsta4
A couple of...

A couple of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-22-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 24,303
Posted By mdwsta4
I was never a fan of the XP1 having had one when...

I was never a fan of the XP1 having had one when it was first released. Loved my M9, but after shooting with film M's and an x100t, the M9 was sold too. The XP2 is an amazing camera and I have grown...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,810
Posted By mdwsta4
I could make the same argument about why people...

I could make the same argument about why people would bother using full frame when there are medium format options available. FF vs APSC is hardly a big difference. Only downside would be the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,810
Posted By mdwsta4
I did love my M9, but the XP2 is in a different...

I did love my M9, but the XP2 is in a different league all together. Image quality is so much better both at base and high ISO. The body is slightly lighter and you have the option of not only...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Late night photo walk last...

Late night photo walk last weekend
http://images47.fotki.com/v405/photos/5/51621/396461/51481913871339-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,354
Posted By mdwsta4
I've never heard of 4034, but 4038 is what Aki...

I've never heard of 4034, but 4038 is what Aki used to sell and it was an exact match to what Leica put on their bodies. I was also told the same as you when I inquired to him about it being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,354
Posted By mdwsta4
Aki Asahi 4038 which is sadly no longer...

Aki Asahi 4038 which is sadly no longer available. I'd put this on all my cameras if it were.
http://images49.fotki.com/v566/photos/5/51621/396461/IMG_61232-vi.jpg

Aki Asahi...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By mdwsta4
I did Oahu and Kauai for two weeks with only an...

I did Oahu and Kauai for two weeks with only an x100 (35mm) and M2 (50mm cron). Perfect combination for hiking, helicopter rides, and walking around.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
On a brief photo walk yesterday getting through a...

On a brief photo walk yesterday getting through a roll of Portra
http://images56.fotki.com/v168/photos/1/51621/13940556/DSCF1336-vi.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2016
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
I know there are more Fuji users out...

I know there are more Fuji users out there
http://images59.fotki.com/v112/photos/5/51621/396461/56478822616930-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-09-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,155
Posted By mdwsta4
Others have already pointed out the step. It's...

Others have already pointed out the step. It's literally a 'step' on the top plate next to the VF.



Style. Just like all film M's where the rewind knob was located. Never liked the flat look of...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-09-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,341
Posted By mdwsta4
I'd probably recommend the X100T or an X-Pro 1 to...

I'd probably recommend the X100T or an X-Pro 1 to test the waters. I love the x100t and it's one of the best cameras I've owned, but if you want interchangeable lenses, there are killer deals on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,649
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you! :) The fact that Eric is calling...

Thank you! :)


The fact that Eric is calling them 'Henri' is an instant turn off. Plus the additional metal rings and bulky-ness of the shoulder strap seems excessive. Honestly, I just don't get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By mdwsta4
Ran through a couple really quick This bloom is...

Ran through a couple really quick

This bloom is closer to Stovepipe Wells
http://images41.fotki.com/v1634/photos/1/51621/13932175/IMG_6295-vi.jpg


This bloom is near...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By mdwsta4
Was out there this past weekend. I was expecting...

Was out there this past weekend. I was expecting dense flowers covering the ground which wasn't quite the case. There are a lot of flowers, but nothing like the first image filmtwit posted. Haven't...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,649
Posted By mdwsta4
I use Cub & Co straps on my two cameras. I love...

I use Cub & Co straps on my two cameras. I love these things! I don't use the neck pad which knocks the price down a bit. During holidays Joel will usually run specials and discount straps a bit, but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-29-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,062
Posted By mdwsta4
When I travel with only the x100t and SP-1, I...

When I travel with only the x100t and SP-1, I usually pack them in the Ona Bowery canvas bag. It's small, adequately padded, water resistant, and looks good. I added a second divider so it's...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,779
Posted By mdwsta4
Interesting idea and what looks to be a very good...

Interesting idea and what looks to be a very good execution. I, personally, would have left the Q button so I could access functions (macro, flash, timer, etc), but gotta give you huge props for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,887
Posted By mdwsta4
I, personally, prefer the look of the M2/M3/MP...

I, personally, prefer the look of the M2/M3/MP winder. While I don't have a problem rewinding film, sometimes I'll keep this little rewind knob on my camera. Works really well and definitely speeds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 5,451
Posted By mdwsta4
Just seeing this now, but I'd highly recommend...

Just seeing this now, but I'd highly recommend picking up Fuji Premium 400 while you're there. It's only sold in Japan and is essentially Fuji's equivalent to Portra. I bought 20 rolls or so while I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By mdwsta4
I use both Instax mini and wide film and love...

I use both Instax mini and wide film and love them both. For mini, I have the SP1 printer which is AWESOME to use with both my X100t or my phone. This is my go-to travel companion and nearly 90% of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2016
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
LOVE this image! Also gave your website a look...

LOVE this image! Also gave your website a look and there is a ton of great material in there. Great work!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Rainy day in Los Angeles, but took some time to...

Rainy day in Los Angeles, but took some time to get out and shoot for a bit. Got a little wet in the process....

http://images58.fotki.com/v279/photos/5/51621/396461/04475978564451-vi.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,956
Posted By mdwsta4
I have two bags I use regularly depending on...

I have two bags I use regularly depending on where I'm going and how much I want to carry.

First up is an Ona Bowery which I'll usually pack:
Fuji x100t
Leica MP
extra film
extra batteries
lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2016
Replies: 213
Views: 24,090
Posted By mdwsta4
I loved Japan and Tokyo especially. Cannot wait...

I loved Japan and Tokyo especially. Cannot wait to go back! Here are some images from my trip there in spring of 2014.

Leica M2 + 50mm Cron + Fuji Superia...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By mdwsta4
Glad I could help!

Glad I could help!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By mdwsta4
Maybe not exactly what you're after, but I have...

Maybe not exactly what you're after, but I have one of these and use it with both my MP or my X100 when I don't want a bag, but want a little bit of protection....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you for the info!

Thank you for the info!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
What version summilux is that?

What version summilux is that?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4,620
Posted By mdwsta4
No, I have the Camera Bag, which is the other...

No, I have the Camera Bag, which is the other messenger-style Magnum offering Filson made. The Camera Bag is slightly different than the Harvey in that it does not have a removable insert, but is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,094
Posted By mdwsta4
Guess I'm the odd man out in liking (and...

Guess I'm the odd man out in liking (and preferring) my Fuji x100t. Then again, I never used my old M9 as a machine gun where I needed speed. It was an extremely slow camera as well regardless if you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 4,620
Posted By mdwsta4
Funny, I have the Filson Camera Bag and also put...

Funny, I have the Filson Camera Bag and also put in the Hadley Pro insert. My issue with the Filson inserts is how flimsy they are. And in the case of the Harvey, there is only one strip of velcro to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By mdwsta4
hmmm.... I don't need another camera, but....

hmmm.... I don't need another camera, but....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-28-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Exploring the sand dunes of Death Valley at...

Exploring the sand dunes of Death Valley at...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-28-2015
Replies: 724
Views: 202,977
Posted By mdwsta4
Went exploring around Death Valley this weekend....

Went exploring around Death Valley this weekend. Here are some shots on an XP1 using the Rokinon 12mm

Bad water...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-23-2015
Replies: 1,636
Views: 103,781
Posted By mdwsta4
There were record highs in Los Angeles this...

There were record highs in Los Angeles this weekend...
http://images56.fotki.com/v124/photos/1/51621/13865414/DSCF1173bw2-vi.jpg

Classic...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-23-2015
Replies: 724
Views: 202,977
Posted By mdwsta4
So many great shots in this thread!! Here are...

So many great shots in this thread!!

Here are some from the weekend testing out the new 35 F2 lens
http://images60.fotki.com/v661/photos/1/51621/13865414/DSCF1089bw-vi.jpg

There were record highs...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-19-2015
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,217
Posted By mdwsta4
Bringing this thread back to the dead with the...

Bringing this thread back to the dead with the new 35 f2
http://images54.fotki.com/v77/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF8387-vi.jpg

and while I'm at it...

my favorite travel...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Was trying to channel my inner Cole Thompson with...

Was trying to channel my inner Cole Thompson with these two images of the Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,606
Posted By mdwsta4
I've also used a Domke F5XB with good results...

I've also used a Domke F5XB with good results although the zipper and velcro annoyed the hell out of me. Now I use them exclusively for storage of filters and misc gear. My go-to bag is a canvas Ona...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
In honor of Spectre being released today here's a...

In honor of Spectre being released today here's a shot of my MP with an Omega Planet Ocean
http://images57.fotki.com/v1354/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF1018-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 6,396
Posted By mdwsta4
Just got back from Cambodia (and Vietnam and...

Just got back from Cambodia (and Vietnam and South Korea) so these images definitely stood out to me. Great shots!!! Can't wait to see more
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,862
Posted By mdwsta4
The 35 f1.4 was one of my favorite lenses on the...

The 35 f1.4 was one of my favorite lenses on the x-system. So far early reviews of the f2 have been extremely positive. Looking forward to that lens. If they create a 23 f2 in a similar size, I might...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2015
Replies: 232
Views: 23,862
Posted By mdwsta4
I'd love for the body to be slightly smaller....

I'd love for the body to be slightly smaller. Closer to size of the x100-series or a film M. The current XP1 isn't huge, but it always felt hollow to me. Not to mention the fact that it was the same...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,916
Posted By mdwsta4
I love my SP-1. It's my go-to travel companion...

I love my SP-1. It's my go-to travel companion now not to print my own memories, but to give prints to other people along the way. A great conversation starter and door opener in other countries....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2015
Replies: 724
Views: 202,977
Posted By mdwsta4
Visiting the new Broad Museum in DTLA last...

Visiting the new Broad Museum in DTLA last...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-30-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
The warm morning sun hits the peak of Mt Whitney...

The warm morning sun hits the peak of Mt Whitney turning the rocks bright orange for only a few seconds before they resort back to their cool color as seen in the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you for the compliment!

Thank you for the compliment!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Yes it is. I have both the slim and the regular...

Yes it is. I have both the slim and the regular in chestnut. The regular was my normal weekend getaway bag and the slim briefcase my daily carry. Although lately I've been using Frost River's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
The usual travel companions...

The usual travel companions
http://images52.fotki.com/v737/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF0675-vi.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By mdwsta4
Suppose you're right. I thought the Gordy ones...

Suppose you're right. I thought the Gordy ones were finished, but I guess they're not. They still look really clean (must be the beveling). Upon further inspection of my tap and dye strap you are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By mdwsta4
Good tip. Might have to try that. Thanks

Good tip. Might have to try that. Thanks
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By mdwsta4
The brown on an...

The brown on an x100s
http://images59.fotki.com/v111/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF0669-vi.jpg

both straps
http://images43.fotki.com/v1223/photos/5/51621/396461/DSCF6780-vi.jpg

The red stitching goes...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By mdwsta4
New leather straps from Child of Labor

Juan from Child of Laborer got ahold of me asking if I wanted to test out a few of his straps. Being the strap-whore that I am, of course I said 'yes!' He sent me two straps; one natural with black...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Awesome story!!!

Awesome story!!!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,749
Posted By mdwsta4
The Bowery only comes with one divider which is...

The Bowery only comes with one divider which is disappointing. Thankfully, I have plenty of other camera bags to steal another from! So yes, this one has a second divider from a Dome F5XB.



On the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,749
Posted By mdwsta4
I'd second this. Have been using a Bowery for...

I'd second this. Have been using a Bowery for over two years now. It's traveled the world with me and I love it. Tried the Filson Field Camera bag for a trip to Fiji and it was quite big and hugged...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-24-2015
Replies: 387
Views: 81,357
Posted By mdwsta4
Recent shots using the Rokinon 12mm lens Vasquez...

Recent shots using the Rokinon 12mm lens

Vasquez Rocks, CA
http://images40.fotki.com/v1075/photos/1/51621/13780598/DSCF0078Edit-vi.jpg

4 stitch pano of El Capitan in Yosemite,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-24-2015
Replies: 254
Views: 83,216
Posted By mdwsta4
Had the X-Pro 1 when it was first released and...

Had the X-Pro 1 when it was first released and hated it, but loved the 35 f1.4 Recently got the Adorama deal and am learning to enjoy the camera more than before, but my feelings toward the 35 have...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-24-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
4 stitch pano in Venice...

4 stitch pano in Venice Beach
http://images47.fotki.com/v763/photos/1/51621/11860060/DSCF6687Pano-vi.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,031
Posted By mdwsta4
I'll echo a few other commenters in that nowadays...

I'll echo a few other commenters in that nowadays I usually bring one digital and one film body. Pictured is a typical travel carry for me. Leica film camera w/ 50mm, Fuji digital camera (35mm), 6-8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,543
Posted By mdwsta4
Do you need the cash? Would you use it in the...

Do you need the cash? Would you use it in the future?

If you're not strapped for cash and might use it again, I don't see the point of selling it. If you need money and doubt you'll use it again,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By mdwsta4
and Ilford Labs is also the Darkroom. I'm also...

and Ilford Labs is also the Darkroom.



I'm also a huge fan of the Darkroom and use them exclusively to develop my film. I'm able to send them rolls, have them scanned/developed, uploaded online,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-03-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Long exposure set from last weekend up in Pismo...

Long exposure set from last weekend up in Pismo...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-03-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Two views of Half Dome from the following day....

Two views of Half Dome from the following day. Not sure which perspective I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-03-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Road trip from a few weeks ago Alabama Hills and...

Road trip from a few weeks ago

Alabama Hills and Mobius Rock with Mt Whitney in the background
http://images34.fotki.com/v1522/photos/1/51621/13767107/DSCF6143-vi.jpg

Mono Lake and the South Tufas...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,086
Posted By mdwsta4
One is leather, the other is cloth. One is...

One is leather, the other is cloth. One is adjustable (A&A), the other is not. I like both equally as much, but don't like one more than the other that I'd use it on all my cameras.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,086
Posted By mdwsta4
I used to use Artisan and Artist 103 straps...

I used to use Artisan and Artist 103 straps exclusively on all my cameras, but now I use the 103N on my Fuji and Cub & Co custom strap on my...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,807
Posted By mdwsta4
I may like the Hadley because it can swallow up...

I may like the Hadley because it can swallow up everything, but it also results in me packing too much.

So one bag I'll go with a newer entry that has traveled the world with me: Ona Bowery. It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-27-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Zion National Park Hiking to Angels...

Zion National Park

Hiking to Angels Crest
http://images20.fotki.com/v113/photos/1/51621/13768086/DSCF5133Edit-vi.jpg

Hiking the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2015
Replies: 3,198
Views: 559,552
Posted By mdwsta4
Los Angeles, CA July...

Los Angeles, CA

July...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 79,928
Posted By mdwsta4
A few...

A few recents

http://images60.fotki.com/v662/photos/5/51621/348963/41459184601452-vi.jpg

Making use of my Instax...
Forum: Travel 06-30-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 7,194
Posted By mdwsta4
Sounds like a great trip! My suggestion would...

Sounds like a great trip!

My suggestion would also be two bodies and one lens each. I've traveled all over the world with an M2 and a Fuji x100s. Now that combo is an MP and x100t, but essentially...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By mdwsta4
I have a smaller Ona (Bowery) and love it! The...

I have a smaller Ona (Bowery) and love it! The Brixton should easily fit all that stuff. I would also suggest a Hadley Pro only because the insert is removable so you'd be able to use the bag as an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By mdwsta4
I feel the same way about my MP. Enjoy!!!

I feel the same way about my MP. Enjoy!!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,542
Posted By mdwsta4
Love these images! I need to try overexposing a...

Love these images! I need to try overexposing a bit for a more high key look. These gave me a new inspiration for my next roll of Tri-X. Also going to try exposing for 200 instead of 400.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2015
Replies: 182
Views: 18,819
Posted By mdwsta4
Santa Monica, CA Hasselblad 500cm | 80mm Zeiss |...

Santa Monica, CA
Hasselblad 500cm | 80mm Zeiss | T-Maxx 400
http://images15.fotki.com/v230/photos/1/51621/13220776/99010012-vi.jpg

Venice Beach, CA
Fuji X100T...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 22,037
Posted By mdwsta4
I've been saying ever since the original x100, if...

I've been saying ever since the original x100, if Fuji made a 50mm version I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Same goes for the new Q. I'm actually intrigued by it, but would never buy a 28mm version over my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Out doing some whale watching and testing a beta...

Out doing some whale watching and testing a beta version of LensTaab
http://images14.fotki.com/v700/photos/5/51621/396461/31454900051280-vi.jpg
Forum: Travel 05-30-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,172
Posted By mdwsta4
I was in Tokyo for two weeks last year and...

I was in Tokyo for two weeks last year and brought my M2 with a 50mm cron and the Fuji X100s which is a 35mm focal length. Couldn't have been more satisfied with the pair. Both fit nicely in an Ona...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-30-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,935
Posted By mdwsta4
Depends on what I'm shooting. For the past year...

Depends on what I'm shooting. For the past year I've been doing a ton of long exposures using the Lee Filter kit and Big Stopper. But when I travel or am just out and about I hardly ever use a tripod.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-18-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Test shot with flash before shooting on film...

Test shot with flash before shooting on film using the x100t and TCL
http://images54.fotki.com/v77/photos/1/51621/13106821/DSCF4913-vi.jpg

Hiking in the mountains (in SoCal) this past weekend. Yes,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,031
Posted By mdwsta4
New tab for tab-less lenses

There's a new company called Taab who is beginning to make lens tabs for lenses that came without them. For the past 3-4 years I've been using a glued tab from Heavystar on my 50mm cron. Just got one...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-29-2015
Replies: 497
Views: 148,756
Posted By mdwsta4
That's why I picked up a black and a chrome M2 so...

That's why I picked up a black and a chrome M2 so I could easily differentiate which film was in which camera.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-27-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Sunken City in San...

Sunken City in San Pedro
http://images40.fotki.com/v1075/photos/1/51621/13562411/DSCF3996Edit-vi.jpg

California Incline off PCH hours before...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
It may be sharing the limelight with another...

It may be sharing the limelight with another camera, but my two shooters for today's outing around Lake Hollywood
http://images58.fotki.com/v286/photos/5/51621/396461/42451697562961-vi.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By mdwsta4
Why would you repaint an MP? They're common...

Why would you repaint an MP? They're common enough in both chrome and black paint that it doesn't make any sense. Now if you were talking an M2 or M3 where black paint is very rare, I'd get it. But...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 16,104
Posted By mdwsta4
I'm just seeing this post now. LOL! and the...

I'm just seeing this post now. LOL!



and the shape ways hood (with the cutout) is the one I have on that lens. Forgot if I mentioned I have the OEM not too if you wanted to test it out....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 79,928
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you! They were taken with an iPhone 6. If I...

Thank you! They were taken with an iPhone 6. If I still had the original images, I wonder how much better I could have made them with the recent updates to Snapseed. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By mdwsta4
Okay, we're on the same page. yes, that's how it...

Okay, we're on the same page. yes, that's how it moves.



Hey Sonny, I use the strap the same way I did with the M2's, usually around one shoulder, sometimes in my hand, and sometimes bandolier...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By mdwsta4
Knurling on M2/M3/MP rewind knob

I've owned three M bodies with a knurled rewind knob; 2 M2's and an MP. The knurling on the MP appears to be sharper or rougher than the older worn M2's and has resulted in tearing through portions...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,448
Posted By mdwsta4
For leather straps, I find it hard to beat Cub &...

For leather straps, I find it hard to beat Cub & Co. From the design, to the materials and construction, to the owner, they're top notch. I've had a few different versions of their products and love...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-10-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,056
Posted By mdwsta4
You use the field bag with an additional insert?...

You use the field bag with an additional insert? Just curious as to why, simply for more padding? I used the field bag briefly and returned it as I felt it collapsed on itself too much which might be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-09-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
It's a total of 4 days 3 nights on the trail. Our...

It's a total of 4 days 3 nights on the trail. Our 3rd night's campsite actually had a landslide from the rain so we made it to Machu Picchu in 3 days, stayed in Aguascaliente for a night, then took...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,345
Posted By mdwsta4
Hey, Hey! Look who joined RFF :) Welcome to the...

Hey, Hey! Look who joined RFF :) Welcome to the club
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,414
Posted By mdwsta4
Generally this:

Generally this:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-08-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,056
Posted By mdwsta4
Main carry is an Ona bowery which is like...

Main carry is an Ona bowery which is like $120USD, but if I'm carrying more gear I'll use a Billingham Hadley Pro which is mid-200's.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,635
Posted By mdwsta4
A little late to the party, but I've been doing...

A little late to the party, but I've been doing this since the X100T was released last November. I don't use it day to day, but during my travels it's a fantastic way to connect with people and an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,962
Posted By mdwsta4
Definitely can't argue with your comment about...

Definitely can't argue with your comment about poverty because that is readily apparent when you're in either city. And yes, I would also agree that poverty can be a cause of theft and other criminal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,962
Posted By mdwsta4
Thank you John! Oddly enough, MP wasn't the...

Thank you John! Oddly enough, MP wasn't the highlight of the trek for me. There were two other archeological sights along the trail, one of which I had all to myself for nearly two hours. Those were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,962
Posted By mdwsta4
Brief update to this thread. I ended up going...

Brief update to this thread. I ended up going with just the X100T and the Fuji Instax printer. I printed off nearly 20 images of locals in Lima, Cusco, and people I met along the trail. I love that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Those that follow me on IG likely know I was in...

Those that follow me on IG likely know I was in Peru last month. The main purpose of the trip was to hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. I haven't even begun to edit images with the exception of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-02-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,666
Posted By mdwsta4
I've been doing this since November when the...

I've been doing this since November when the X100T came out. The prints break down so many barriers and create new opportunities (for me at least). Was a huge hit in both Fiji and Peru. Only wish I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-01-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,666
Posted By mdwsta4
I used to be in a similar position to you. I sold...

I used to be in a similar position to you. I sold my M9 and traveled exclusively with an X100s and M2. The M2 was typically fit with a 50mm cron and the x100s had a 35mm lens so it gave me two focal...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-31-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,212
Posted By mdwsta4
Got rid of my M9 and a pair of M2's. Only have...

Got rid of my M9 and a pair of M2's. Only have the MP left which I hope I'll never sell.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,901
Posted By mdwsta4
I went from a pair of M9's to a pair of M2's to...

I went from a pair of M9's to a pair of M2's to an MP. Like you, I found myself shooting less digital and more film. In fact, the only digital camera I own nowadays is the Fujifilm X100T. While I've...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2015
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,652
Posted By mdwsta4
Took a road trip two weeks ago up to Yosemite....

Took a road trip two weeks ago up to Yosemite. Shot the park using a Fuji x100t and Hasselblad. The weather ranged from 60 and sunny, to low clouds and rain, to a bit of snow. All in all it was a...
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