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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 216
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Posted By Godfrey
Same here. All my best to you. G

Same here.
All my best to you.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Godfrey
I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or...

I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or worse than others, I don't know, but their editor is good and works well for me.

The real value of publishing books is to register the books with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 878
Posted By Godfrey
I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring...

I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring one or two rolls with you, buy more in NYC. Differences between it and Tri-X, others, are mostly inconsequential; HP5 pushes better in my opinion if...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday....

A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48743776852_181cd47495_o.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Godfrey
I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for...

I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for many years without any problems at all. Never owned an FE, however.

The FE and FM first shipped with the MD-11 which, though very similar to the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Godfrey
Negative film has more latitude and lower...

Negative film has more latitude and lower contrast, is generally much easier to scan than color positives. The only issue is the same issue as when printing color negatives ... since the image is a...
Forum: RFF Polls 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,571
Posted By Godfrey
I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest...

I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest SX-70, my uncle's original one from 1974. So far, six exposures and all perfect exposures... The camera has never been serviced.

Not bad for a 45 year...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Godfrey
User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say....

User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say.

Carefully Load and expose another roll of film. See if the frame spacing is still too wide, and if the last frame is cut off again. If it is on either...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,943
Posted By Godfrey
My sincere condolences, Helen. He will live...

My sincere condolences, Helen.

He will live within your heart and memory until the end of Time in joy: The grief shall pass and he will be there smiling for you. Our eternity is alway is in the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
Nice once again! I'm delighted with how nice...

Nice once again!

I'm delighted with how nice the color in the latest PO color films has become. They've come a long way on that front.

And you've reminded me that I need to take my oldest SX-70—a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, robert! I'm so behind doing my...

Thank you, robert!

I'm so behind doing my processing and posting! It's a problem. There's always something else to do these days.

Regards digitizing Polaroids: I use my multifunction...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,032
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my...

Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my opinion. What else could the SL2 possibly do that the SL doesn't when the carefully made Leica lens profiles offered for M and R lenses allow them to image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,661
Posted By Godfrey
This is true, and is why so many never did find...

This is true, and is why so many never did find any others doing photography to enjoy the shared passion. See Vivian Maier ...!

I've been online from as far back as 1984, when it was DARPAnet and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Godfrey
To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's...

To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's bitterness prevents them from finding any joy in the passions and joys of others. I avoid such people.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Godfrey
With you 100% of the way, Keith! I was forced...

With you 100% of the way, Keith!

I was forced off the bikes for a decade and some by growing physical incapacity ... hip going bad, strength going to pot, balance gone, pain pain pain. I hated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By Godfrey
I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my...

I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my photo buddies today. I've known him and done/discussed/analyzed my photography with him for the past 25+ years. He's 94 now, and was telling me about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Godfrey
Let's put the money issue aside for a moment....

Let's put the money issue aside for a moment.

Few folks buying a digital back for their Hasselblad are actually buying a whole new Hasselblad system. Most of us (thinking of the hobbyist and fine...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By Godfrey
These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I...

These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I worry about stability with the vertical arrangement. My Novoflex copy stand, flat panel light box, and home-made mask/film holder arrangement is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,943
Posted By Godfrey
To hear that Eric has come home To see all these...

To hear that Eric has come home
To see all these wonderful photographs from his eye and mind
The tears flow
I have no words and must borrow ...

"Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 7,495
Posted By Godfrey
I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to...

I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to for #11: Michael Berry and Andrew Dailinger. If you two have sent cards out, then I'd consider these missing in the mail system at this point.

All...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Godfrey
Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all...

Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all the time.
I don't buy what I can't afford.

What else is new?

G
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
:) It's one way of looking at it. Compared to a...

:) It's one way of looking at it.

Compared to a real Barnak, well, the viewfinder is light years better than that. (I loved my IIIf, IIc, and IIf cameras, but hated the peephole viewfinders...)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,773
Posted By Godfrey
In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5...

In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5 Speed Graphic and with a host of 35mm RF compacts when I was in high school. Few examples of such stuff exist outside of my High School Yearbook, which...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's...

Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's combining FF and APS-C, as well as fixed and interchangeable lens cameras in a jumble all in one forum.

The Leica Users Forum puts the forum...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
:D fs999 seems to be on a binge of thread...

:D

fs999 seems to be on a binge of thread purity. Threads rarely stay pure because conversation wanders as different people's interests surface.

I usually try make the distinction a little...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Godfrey
The conversation is here, regardless of whether...

The conversation is here, regardless of whether it's "right" or not. :cool:

All cameras prices drop as they age, regardless film or digital, until they get to their fully depreciated bottom point....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,943
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Eric's photos are wonderful, a great...

Helen,

Eric's photos are wonderful, a great eye! thanks for sharing them.

I wish I knew you both better. I was just in NYC, briefly, at the beginning of the month to visit another photographer...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! A confusion for sure. :D

LOL! A confusion for sure. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,943
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Such a thing to go through, I feel for...

Helen,

Such a thing to go through, I feel for you both. I hope Eric can get home and enjoy some time with family and friends.

With all my support and best wishes to you both,
G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Godfrey
I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the...

I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the question ... Not this year, for sure.

G
Forum: Large Format Film RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,433
Posted By Godfrey
To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about...

To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about tonal scale and less about movements.

The Travelwide with a Schneider Angulon 90mm lens essentially gives you the same field of view as a 12mm lens on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Godfrey
I thought that might be true. I last spoke with...

I thought that might be true. I last spoke with him about a year or so ago: He's in his 80s and was saying that the time was almost up. A good guy, he did a lot of good work for me over the course of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
... a LOT of lovely photos! :-) Just went...

... a LOT of lovely photos! :-)

Just went through the subsequent posts. Some lovely work here!

I've been back from my travels for a week and a half. I made 30 exposures with the Polaroid and a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that...

Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that photo! :-)

G
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Godfrey
Fred Mueller International Camera Repair 2455 Old...

Fred Mueller
International Camera Repair
2455 Old Middlefield Way, Unit J
Mountain View CA 94043
USA

Fred overhauled my Perkeo II a few years back and did a great job of it. Works to perfection...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,301
Posted By Godfrey
Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to...

Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to set exposure first then look at what the meter sees and judge/adjust the settings to suit. Keeps me in practice.

With a meterless camera, daylight...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Godfrey
For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm...

For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm using most of the time for general shooting are 10, 28, 35, 43, and 90 mm. (Equivalent focal lengths in FF would be 15, 42, 50, 65, and 135 mm.) ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By Godfrey
I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when...

I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when it was six years old for $70. The only thing that strapped manual focusing was the fact that the focus assist magnification was a button press in an...
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Godfrey
Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is...

Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is entirely incorrect.

Just like with prints, you must care for electronic devices that contain your photographs properly. You need a short course in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Godfrey
When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R...

When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R to Sony and Leica M to Sony mounts exclusively. They worked perfectly and fit better than any of the others I tried.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,260
Posted By Godfrey
For any camera that I do not finish the film load...

For any camera that I do not finish the film load during a day's session, I stick a little piece of artist's tape on it and pencil what film is in it before putting it back in the cabinet.

Artist's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By Godfrey
The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification...

The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification as my current R6.2 and Leicaflex SL. all of them have a more comfortable eyepoint than my old Nikon F, FM2, and F2, closest to the F3 high eyepoint...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Godfrey
Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a...

Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a little contamination in the film during drying leading to some fungus or mold. Hard to Say without examining the damage with a strong loupe. Some of my old...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,405
Posted By Godfrey
Or a Polaroid SX-70. Or a Minox B. Or a Speed...

Or a Polaroid SX-70.
Or a Minox B.
Or a Speed Graphic.
Or ... insert interesting looking camera here ... :D

G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Godfrey
I've had both of these (and two other similar era...

I've had both of these (and two other similar era Super Ikontas in 6x6 and 645 as well), and a Balda. I've kept the Voigtländer Perkeo II out of all of them: best made, best lens, next to the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,936
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many developers over the years. All...

I've used many developers over the years. All have their plusses and minuses. HC-110 is reformulated? When I need more developer, I'll try it and if it doesn't pass muster, I'll use something else....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 6,263
Posted By Godfrey
What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary...

What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary language ...


The M is a small, niche market camera. The L-mount lenses are addressing broad potential sales in the Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By Godfrey
I've used every type of reel and tank system...

I've used every type of reel and tank system available in the past fifty some years since 1966. My favorites have been the old Kodak Kodacraft "lasagna" tanks (film goes in with a plastic separator...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 670
Views: 57,372
Posted By Godfrey
Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the...

Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the excess to afford the 907x. But as I contemplated it, I realized that it fit so much of what I'd like to do better than anything I had... I somehow...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 670
Views: 57,372
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad 907x Special Edition...

Hasselblad 907x Special Edition (https://www.hasselblad.com/907x-special-edition/)

The back updates my 500CM to a full modern digital camera. The body will take the new Hasselblad XCD lenses and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely shot, Robert! Still traveling. I'm down...

Lovely shot, Robert!

Still traveling. I'm down to one shot of B&W left, have given three prints away. I have one pack of 8 color shots left, and three and a half days to expose them. The Polaroid...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Godfrey
I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms,...

I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms, perfect match to my R lenses too. For me, not quite so ergonomic with M lenses, but still superb performance. But when I retired, I found myself not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 670
Views: 57,372
Posted By Godfrey
Some lovely photos in this thread! Ach, my CL...

Some lovely photos in this thread!

Ach, my CL has obviated and replaced use of my M-D, and my next camera has been announced, so I sold the M-D and the WATE to fund it and put in a preorder.

My...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Godfrey
I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want...

I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want what film offers, I shoot with film cameras; I've got plenty of them and use them regularly. Digital capture offers far more capability in many...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Godfrey
This is very true. The issue isn't about what the...

This is very true. The issue isn't about what the audience knows about how you made the image, it is what you want/need to make it.

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Godfrey
APS-C has once again become my standard digital...

APS-C has once again become my standard digital format. It works well for me in current cameras with modern 24 Mpixel sensors like the Leica CL, and does particularly well as focal lengths go longer,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 1,706
Posted By Godfrey
Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread...

Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread too.

I'm on a nice little 10 day trip now. I decided to go utterly minimalistic: A Polaroid SLR670a with four packs of film (3 B&W, 1 color) and my...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-08-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By Godfrey
I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a...

I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a Voigtländer from the 1950s that matches the Vito II body ... but I find I use them only rarely.

With the Rollei 35, in good light I set the camera to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Godfrey
I had only one experience similar to this: I sold...

I had only one experience similar to this: I sold a camera to a buyer in TW and a week or two after they received it, they complained the lens wasn't the f/2.8 I mentioned, it was the f/2.9 version...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
A few photos from the second roll made with the...

A few photos from the second roll made with the Voigtländer Perkeo II, processed in the Lab-Box using HC-110 (1:49, 8 minutes @ room temperature):...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Godfrey
I haven't used this lens; I had the first version...

I haven't used this lens; I had the first version of the CV Heliar 15/4.5 and it was pretty awful at corners and edges. I understand the model III is much improved, but no direct experience.

The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 572
Views: 84,460
Posted By Godfrey
I've had good results with recent production B&W...

I've had good results with recent production B&W 600 film, but it can always stand improvement. I haven't compared it with the SX-70 B&W film in a while, I should load up the SLR670x and try some to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 572
Views: 84,460
Posted By Godfrey
Agree completely, Robert Blu! :) I just ordered...

Agree completely, Robert Blu! :)
I just ordered some of the latest PO 600 B&W beta to see what it looks like...

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 572
Views: 84,460
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4bbeae2fa3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gNZCZz)
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 B&W

enjoy! G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into...

I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into the Perkeo II on Wednesday and processed it yesterday evening. The Lab-Box worked flawlessly. I've got the negs all scanned and rough-rendered, will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Godfrey
It is indeed! Lovely camera. :) I can no longer...

It is indeed! Lovely camera. :)

I can no longer find this web page, but luckily I rendered it to a PDF an eon ago when I found it. It has a lot of good information about the R system lens mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Godfrey
Good to hear you've got it sorted out! Yes, the...

Good to hear you've got it sorted out!

Yes, the Leicaflex SL was/is my dream SLR for many many years. I could never afford the lenses for it in the past, but after Leica discontinued the R system,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no...

Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no difference.

https://youtu.be/PFHleM14e4A

Camera used was my still wonderful Olympus E-1 DSLR. It will go as fast or as slow as I want to.

I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 277
Views: 14,027
Posted By Godfrey
You hit it. Grab and go ... could be anything...

You hit it.

Grab and go ... could be anything from one of the Polaroids, to the Perkeo II, to my Leica CL (digital).

The Leica CL is my standard camera at present due to its versatility and lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL...

I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL since 1968 that was only consummated with a purchase in 2013. It was a superb camera then that did not in any way disappoint me when I finally acquired...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65,670
Posted By Godfrey
I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder)...

I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder) rather then "ELV". ??

I've debated the X1D (and now X1D II) since it was first announced. It's a lovely camera and very attractive to me. But the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65,670
Posted By Godfrey
It's very close ... just a little bit wider by...

It's very close ... just a little bit wider by about 3.6° across the diagonal:

Width = 56 mm, Length = 56 mm, Diagonal = 79.196 mm
f - Hor - Vert - Diag
38mm - 72.8° - 72.8° - 92.4°

Width = 33 mm,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65,670
Posted By Godfrey
... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not...

... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not inexpensive, sigh. But when I think of what a new SWC costed in 1968*—when I first saw one and fell in love with it—that price isn't actually too far...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By Godfrey
I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb...

I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb shooter.

The more modern replacement for it, for me, is the Leica CL ... I had the SL for a time but never liked using my M lenses on it, they fit the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Godfrey
I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm...

I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm f/2 in that it is a very very old model (1964 vintage) made for the original Leicaflex ... only one cam, so it doesn't couple correctly with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65,670
Posted By Godfrey
Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks...

Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks for posting them! :D

I found I wasn't using my SWC enough and when the guy I bought it from (an old friend) mentioned that he really wanted another, I...
Forum: Photo Software 07-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3,083
Posted By Godfrey
I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of...

I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of RAW Power and Affinity Photo as my potential Lightroom replacements. No time yet for testing, other than briefly poking around in all of them. But LR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,067
Posted By Godfrey
Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah....

Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah. Not worth it. That was an eon ago. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then.

What I'd like to get in the next year is a Hasselblad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01f9dc5da3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHPkTv)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/5.6 @ 1/50

This is the Guadalupe River, curving under the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,090
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4a8ece3f0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHb9oF)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/50
Process: Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49, 10 min

Enjoy!...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Godfrey
Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks...

Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks for posting!

She had a darn good eye. I've got a couple of the books of her photos that were published: A tremendous lot of lovely photos in them.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make...

Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make reels and such available independently, given that they're pushing hard to make this a "real" product and not just a one-off via Kickstarter. I'll...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Godfrey
Nice review! I've heard about the battery door...

Nice review!

I've heard about the battery door opening before, but never experienced it with mine. It's a very nice fit on my Leica M4-2 as well as on my Voigtländer Perkeo II. Even works nicely...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,733
Posted By Godfrey
I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that...

I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that said I'm very sensitive to how much resolution is required for a given subject and camera/lens combination used to capture quality images.

For...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Godfrey
The question is very broad ... A lot of factors...

The question is very broad ... A lot of factors can come into play. Some first order considerations:


Sensor type and configuration
Format and Pixel density
Lens qualities
JPEG or raw capture
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,092
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

Enjoy!
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,983
Posted By Godfrey
A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .......

A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .... T-shirt! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,983
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is...

Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is in good shape. I've always liked the CL, had three of them over the years. They're handy and great to carry, the Summicron-C 40 and Elmar-C 90 made for...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
A new sample:...

A new sample:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

:D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-23-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

enjoy!
G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-23-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,090
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d940e980aa_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gESvpw)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/100
Processing Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49 dilution,...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
:D It also is amazing with the Voigtländer...

:D

It also is amazing with the Voigtländer HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 ASPH. A stunning combination of ultra small and ultra wide magic!

G
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Godfrey
I installed it yesterday and did some testing....

I installed it yesterday and did some testing. Note that I don't have any AF lenses so anything to do with AF focus, AF focus lock, etc is not relevant to my use.


The movable focus point in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-22-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,348
Posted By Godfrey
"So why not just shoot film?" Why should I limit...

"So why not just shoot film?"

Why should I limit myself that way when I can use both film and digital capture to get the results I want, at my own discretion? Sure they're different: it's up to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Godfrey
I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and...

I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and FF sensor cameras (cameras made post 2006). I can get 12-13 stops of useable dynamic range out of all of them at base ISO, and typically two less at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Godfrey
For me, color work is the domain of digital...

For me, color work is the domain of digital capture exclusively now. When I work with film cameras, I always fit B&W film.

I see very little point to dealing with the complexities of color film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,513
Posted By Godfrey
I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely...

I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely Minox 35GT-E, and my last faithful always reliable Rollei 35S that fit the description.

But mostly what I am carrying now when I want a compact, sma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
For sure. I don't tend to think of a tank like...

For sure.

I don't tend to think of a tank like this as a money saving thing, or even an intimidation workaround.

I think of the Lab-Box (and the Agfa Rondinax) as a means that lets me do the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely...

Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely rendered. I will work through and finish those few of them that I think are worthy to post. Here's one:...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,090
Posted By Godfrey
Perkeo II and Kontur finder...

I've had a Perkeo II for some time now. I go through little waves of using it, but the last time was more than five years ago—about when I had it overhauled because the film advance was being flakey....
Forum: Photo Software 07-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Godfrey
I purchased the package a few months ago but...

I purchased the package a few months ago but haven't started testing it yet. It looks good, however.

I plan to buy a new computer a little later this year and, when I do, I will no longer install...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in...

I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in the Perkeo II and processed it in the Lab-Box today. I did continuous agitation; probably made it too contrasty but it was mostly a test...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-19-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,046
Posted By Godfrey
... Instant Magny 35 Lens Experiments ...

I've spent some time playing with the Instant Magny 35 and the Instax SQ processing unit with the notion of adaptation to the Hasselblad. I've come to the conclusion that it really isn't particularly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Godfrey
I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format...

I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format cameras: plenty of negative area so low grain, not so low grain that the images have no 'character', and accommodating the generally slower lenses of MF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually...

Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually causing more work than the device was meant to save you from and should just buy a standard tank and changing bag. :)

I bought three of my five Agfa...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me...

Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me very well now ... the number of times I've had more than one roll to process at any given time in the past decade I could count on the fingers of one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
If it's any consolation, I have had one or two...

If it's any consolation, I have had one or two 'accidents' like that with the Rondinax tanks. It is always a big disappointment when it does happen. :(

I've got a few 'junk' rolls that I constructed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is...

CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is another US supplier that is selling them, once supply catches up. Ars Imago is still fulfilling the Kickstarter community pledges at the moment, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer...

I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer Perkeo II with some HP5 so I can test both the 35mm and 120 processing modules. It will take a few days to shoot some decent photos now ... :)

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,513
Posted By Godfrey
An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing...

An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing with a lot of shape to it.

I bicycle and walk far more than I drive my car these days. I've carried a bunch of different cameras when cycling ......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,037
Posted By Godfrey
Lab-Box has arrived!

There was a thread about the Ars Imago "Lab-Box" project on Kickstarter some ages ago, but I cannot find it. The campaign started in February of 2017.

It's been a long, long haul but my Lab-Box has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By Godfrey
The wizard of making contact negatives from...

The wizard of making contact negatives from digital images for printing is/was Dan Burkholder. His techniques and so forth are documented in books available from his website:

...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By Godfrey
For best control of depth of field on FourThirds...

For best control of depth of field on FourThirds format, you need the very fast lenses. The Voigtländer f/0.95 series is great for this, but they are all manual focus, if that matters to you, and are...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,362
Posted By Godfrey
My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm...

My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm f/1.4 (v2 circa 1972): Not only small and light, but some of the most beautiful rendering qualities ever.

Or, switch the lens to my Pentax-L 43mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Godfrey
I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs,...

I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs, two 500CMs, as many as 10 film magazines... many many rolls of film) jam or otherwise malfunction at all.

As someone said before, NASA stripped and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Godfrey
Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars...

Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars when I was at NASA. ??
I saw mainly Zeiss and Leica binox.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Godfrey
Leica might have been content with selling...

Leica might have been content with selling bunches of binoculars to the various scientific teams associated with the Apollo program. I used to see a number of them lying about in several of the labs...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,698
Posted By Godfrey
What holds up the delivery of small form factor...

What holds up the delivery of small form factor FF digital capture cameras? Well, price for number one: Even today, the imager chip itself is the single most expensive component in any FF camera,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,198
Posted By Godfrey
At least you can be secure knowing, when you get...

At least you can be secure knowing, when you get to the Moon, that if your camera breaks there are at least six places where you can borrow one to use...

:D

Great stories, thanks for posting the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,533
Posted By Godfrey
I have never lost the joy of doing photography...

I have never lost the joy of doing photography regardless of what capture medium or camera I happened to be using.

But since I do like many old film cameras, several of which I still have and use,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed! A well written article. Robert Frank...

Indeed! A well written article.

Robert Frank spoke at the Cantor Museum (Stanford University) a couple of years ago. I believe he'd just turned 90. It was a fascinating talk by the man who's photo...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,969
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many...

I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many years ago (about 1970-71).

(I remember the time period because I took the very last photo ever made of my father with it at my grandmother's apartment...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,092
Posted By Godfrey
From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor...

From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48271753706_d423f42cf0_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-12-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,495
Posted By Godfrey
A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived,...

A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived, photo made with the elusive Ferrania P30 film. Very nice! :-)

Just three more to go...

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-11-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a...

Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a slightly different take on my loop at a different point in the day than usual, I came through the edge of the University, rounded the bend, and my eyes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 456
Views: 65,670
Posted By Godfrey
Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This...

Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This one by Eugene Ong is terrific and different—hits my buttons right!

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,862
Posted By Godfrey
I love people who judge other people's opinions...

I love people who judge other people's opinions negatively because they do not agree with them. There's a reason I had you on my ignore list for a long time. You're back there now.

I gave you my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,305
Posted By Godfrey
I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm...

I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm much more productive with digital capture, and can do more because of it. It's not really a matter of how many exposures ...I often go out for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,862
Posted By Godfrey
Complex and expensive. Impractical for...

Complex and expensive. Impractical for interchangeable lenses, as we saw with the Mamiya TLR cameras. Problems with parallax at close focus distances.

It would never have more than a tiny niche...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,305
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely flowers! I must get my Hasselblad 500CM...

Lovely flowers!

I must get my Hasselblad 500CM out and do some shooting with it. It is such a wonderful camera ... I've been concentrating on other things for a while now, it's time to revisit this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,862
Posted By Godfrey
The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes...

The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes any sense to me at all is if Hasselblad resumed production of the 503CW, and its accessories and lenses.

A Hasselblad V system body has a shot because...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,907
Posted By Godfrey
You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with...

You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with the film has to do with using 40+ year old cameras which have aged in various ways. At one point I had six original SX-70s and did some testing on this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,405
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras...

Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras (yeah, there are soo many of them, right? :)), this one hits the target just right for me.

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,907
Posted By Godfrey
I can only imagine what you'll be saying when...

I can only imagine what you'll be saying when 'One Instant' ships. My calculation is that each exposure will cost me something like $20. I don't mind ... I don't intend to make more than 18 exposures...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Godfrey
I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a...

I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a seller in Japan via Ebay, recently. It arrived in less than a week after the sale closed and was in the condition as described. The rangefinder was a bit...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-08-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,907
Posted By Godfrey
@Leicapixie: I disagree. But whatever works for...

@Leicapixie: I disagree. But whatever works for you ... instant film doesn't suit everyone's desires or needs. I continue to use my Polaroid SX-70 and 600 instant film cameras and enjoy the results...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,347
Posted By Godfrey
If I really just want something that fits in my...

If I really just want something that fits in my pocket, I'll just carry my iPhone 8 Plus. It makes photos as good in quality or better than most other pocketable cameras, and there are excellent...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Sounds good! The corners and edges look to have...

Sounds good!

The corners and edges look to have improved quite a lot over the older VC 15mm f/4.5 v1 that I had, a good thing for sure. Very nice to see that.

And yes: It does take some time to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Nice photos, Shawn. Do you have anything further...

Nice photos, Shawn.
Do you have anything further to say about the lens?

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Another cafe stop... I was sitting outside. These...

Another cafe stop... I was sitting outside. These two young men arrived and took the table next to me. Their behaviors were so disparate in the ten-twenty minutes I was sitting there having lunch and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Godfrey
I've done a lot of Minox 8x11mm photography over...

I've done a lot of Minox 8x11mm photography over the years. :)

Even a 4000 ppi scanner will only net lowish resolution photographs from Minox 8x11mm negatives: a 4000 ppi scan of an 8x11 negative...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,278
Posted By Godfrey
That's not bad for basically out-of-camera...

That's not bad for basically out-of-camera original captures, Raid. The Hologon performs pretty well on the M8/M9 sensor. Many can be corrected to look far nicer, but it's interesting to see what the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
The CL has no framing options that include a...

The CL has no framing options that include a square crop, but it's not hard to estimate it by displaying the grid overlay in the viewfinder. Having the grid on also helps keep your...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Once upon a time, I wrote the software to do...

Once upon a time, I wrote the software to do volumetric corrections on images myself... I wrote such stuff when I worked for NASA/JPL in the 1980s. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 972
Posted By Godfrey
Just take control of the distractions. Turn...

Just take control of the distractions.


Turn off the ringers and notifications, put down your cell phone.
Set up the "VIP" callers list on the phone so that it only dings you when someone whose...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-05-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,495
Posted By Godfrey
I mailed post cards to 43 participants (including...

I mailed post cards to 43 participants (including me), including one person who was a late addition. Right now, I've received 39 post cards, so 4 more to come. :)

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-04-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, from yet another cycle ride......

Yes, from yet another cycle ride...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48198922272_12fab80e5e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grb5nf)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 640 @ f/8 @ 1/15

enjoy!
G
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Godfrey
My Leica R lenses are amongst my best lenses:...

My Leica R lenses are amongst my best lenses: They're what I use on my Leicaflex SL, Leica R6.2, and Leica CL (digital) cameras. They worked beautifully on the Leica M-P typ 240 and Leica SL that I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-04-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 29,085
Posted By Godfrey
Whatever comes to hand at the time....

Whatever comes to hand at the time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48196672222_de2bd2e2b4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gqYxvh)
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 18mm lens, ISO 25

Onwards! G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Finally, a good explanation! :D G

Finally, a good explanation! :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, Shawn. But I can correct these sorts...

Thank you, Shawn.

But I can correct these sorts of distortions with tools I already have if I wanted to "correct" things. That's not the point of what I do in my photography—or particularly with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
A good friend from my work days had lunch with me...

A good friend from my work days had lunch with me yesterday. He's another photo head ... I had the CL+V10 with me and he snapped this shot of me....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-02-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Another fabulous structure is the parking garage...

Another fabulous structure is the parking garage at San Jose International Airport. The Guadalupe River Trail runs right next to it: I stopped to take this shot on Sunday while out on my bicycle...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
In film, sure: of course it is. But the whole...

In film, sure: of course it is. But the whole premise of my thread is a "compact digital SWC" ... and in digital it's the pixel count per unit area of output product that's what's important rather...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
From one of my downtown cafe stops last week......

From one of my downtown cafe stops last week...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48175476781_936ef34a5d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gp6UQD)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 160 @ f/8 @...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-30-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
My bicycle ride today brought me right up past...

My bicycle ride today brought me right up past this little thing:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48166008321_cd27152a4a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gogock)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-30-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
My single photo made in Guadalupe River Park on...

My single photo made in Guadalupe River Park on yesterday's cycle ride:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48153024542_74b6da1371_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gn7Qz5)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,495
Posted By Godfrey
After quite a while with no cards received, Brian...

After quite a while with no cards received, Brian Rowe's lovely Yashicamat 124G postcard arrived today! Very nice, Brian!

Only four more to go on my tally. :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
A good start, Shawn! The more the merrier!...

A good start, Shawn! The more the merrier! Ultrawide squares are just too much fun not to work on... :)

This is one of the four exposures I made on today's cycle ride......
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! I'm loving this lens... Here are...

Thank you! I'm loving this lens...

Here are five more photos... These were taken while I was riding on two different bicycle rides last week. Focusing on trees along the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 34,444
Posted By Godfrey
The Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5 performs way above...

The Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5 performs way above its price point. It's one superb little lens. :)

Great with film in particular. It's not so good a match to FF digital sensors, showing some color...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 34,444
Posted By Godfrey
I have too many lenses. But of my Voigtländer...

I have too many lenses. But of my Voigtländer lenses, the Color Skopar 28mm f/3.5 and the new HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 are the two that I find myself reaching for most of the time recently, the latter in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,209
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, but it tends to be depending upon the OS...

Yes, but it tends to be depending upon the OS file system software. The file system software in-camera tends to be very minimal and simplistic, and hits the same spots over and over again.

File...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,209
Posted By Godfrey
What is the most heavily touched block of...

What is the most heavily touched block of information on a FAT file system? The File Allocation Table. When you do a quick format of a FAT file system, it's the File Allocation Table alone that is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,209
Posted By Godfrey
I never worry about such things. I use 128G SD...

I never worry about such things. I use 128G SD cards in my cameras nowadays, mostly. There are often 2000 to 2500 raw files (each raw file is about 45megabytes) on them. None of my cards has ever...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
I really love square photos, and square photos...

I really love square photos, and square photos made with the field of view of an ultra wide lens just hit the numbers for me. That's not to say that it is easy ... It always takes a bit of time for...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Godfrey
I had one of the Vito B cameras that did the...

I had one of the Vito B cameras that did the same. I had it overhauled and cleaned by my old friend Fred at International Camera Technicians (http://ictcamera.com).

It worked perfectly after that:...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,209
Posted By Godfrey
The M8 port is the same as the M9 port. The cable...

The M8 port is the same as the M9 port. The cable is one of the two "mini USB" type B connectors (there's a rounded one and a squarish one, the gods only know why...!) to standard USB type A...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Godfrey
Professionals moved to SLR cameras in the 1960s...

Professionals moved to SLR cameras in the 1960s with the introduction of the Nikon F due to the greater versatility and long lens options. The Nikon F wasn't the first 35mm SLR, but it was reliable,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Catching up on a little of my backlog of photos...

Catching up on a little of my backlog of photos to render ...
All of these with the Leica CL and Voigtländer Hyper-Wide 10mm. Some more heavily processed than my usual. :D

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From last Sunday's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Well, I always thought the SWC produced...

LOL! Well, I always thought the SWC produced Magic ... :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Raid, I'm not exactly what you're saying...

Hi Raid,

I'm not exactly what you're saying "yes" to, but thus far I'm very pleased that my photos with the Leica CL and the Voigtländer 10mm display the "SWC Magic" to my satisfaction, as did my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
(bolded) I presume you meant to write "vertical"...

(bolded) I presume you meant to write "vertical" rather than "horizontal". Your results are correct for that. A 17mm would emulate the SWC FoV exactly, but there are no M-mount 17mm prime lenses I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! I see the problem of square sensors...

Thank you!

I see the problem of square sensors as simply being economics ... The demand is low and it's expensive to jigger fabs to make square sensors.

So with a 2:3 sensor, I just use 2/3 of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,829
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. I conjecture that they did a server...

Yes. I conjecture that they did a server reconfiguration today and, while these things should work without shutting the systems down, they often have side-effects on performance and addressing issues...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,404
Posted By Godfrey
I bought one an age ago, before I bought the MR-4...

I bought one an age ago, before I bought the MR-4 meter for my M4-2. It works very well: a convenient meter for any of my meterless cameras with an accessory shoe. And its very accurate, readings...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, Shawn: I used the Super-Elmar-R 15mm on FF...

Yes, Shawn: I used the Super-Elmar-R 15mm on FF cameras to achieve similar results. I used to have a user profile in my SL all set up for it, named simply "SWC Mode". :)

The challenge has been to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By Godfrey
There are excellent Voigtländer lenses, for sure;...

There are excellent Voigtländer lenses, for sure; I have a few of them.

But nearly any Leica lens for the M is very well made and performs at an extremely high level; the Voigtländer lenses are a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,759
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. My Olympus E-1 was manufactured in...

I dunno. My Olympus E-1 was manufactured in October 2003 and is still going strong. It works even better than it did then because raw processors have advanced so much in the past 15 years that it now...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,759
Posted By Godfrey
If you go for a used M typ 240 (typically between...

If you go for a used M typ 240 (typically between $2500 and $3000 on Ebay these days) and any film M you like ($800 to $2000 for decent models/condition), buy a couple of your favorite focal length...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Godfrey
The back has most of the smarts in it. The 907X...

The back has most of the smarts in it. The 907X body is basically a lens mount and a back holder, connecting the two main components.

Some of us prefer the way you hold a classic Hasselblad with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Godfrey
It's not hard to shoot 'verticals' with a...

It's not hard to shoot 'verticals' with a Hasselblad solid-state body that has a rear mounted LCD... It's just not so easy with a waist level finder on a reflex body because you have to look into the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Godfrey
I'm certain that the controls are all soft for...

I'm certain that the controls are all soft for XCD lenses. This is what also enables the camera to be operated completely from a tethered controller.

V system lenses, of course, you work manually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, I believe so. Updated electronics, a new...

Yes, I believe so. Updated electronics, a new screen, etc, are what the update provides. Also likely compatibility with the 907 body.

Fit that back on the 907 body, fit that with the XCD 21mm lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad's new product announcement of the new...

Hasselblad's new product announcement of the new modular body and the updated back, coupled with the ability of the new body to use XCD series lenses as well as V system lenses via a mount adapter,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Answering the question, "What's the first thing I...

Answering the question, "What's the first thing I did after opening the Voigtländer 10mm box...?"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48092456542_18184914ae_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggLpPd)
Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By Godfrey
I've done nearly all my film processing in Rondix...

I've done nearly all my film processing in Rondix 35, Rondinax 35U, and Rondinax 66 processing tanks for several years. They work very well, but they're getting to be very very old and a bit fragile....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-18-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
As I intimated above, getting the SWC look is...

As I intimated above, getting the SWC look is more than just the angle of view—but that doesn't stop you working with any lens to get lovely photographs. Getting the angle of view of an SWC is the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
A few more photos from my first outing on...

A few more photos from my first outing on Saturday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48082334441_ac59625250_o.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
The M8 format is 27x18 mm. Plugging the numbers...

The M8 format is 27x18 mm. Plugging the numbers into the AoV calculator I linked to above:

Width = 18 mm, Length = 27 mm, Diagonal = 32.45 mm
f - Hor - Vert - Diag
16.0 - 80.3120 - 58.7155 -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By Godfrey
The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies...

The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies but I can't remember what the difference between it and the earlier models is.

I bought one about a decade ago when I bought my last M filmbody,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-17-2019
Replies: 670
Views: 57,372
Posted By Godfrey
I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D G

I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V...

The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V angle of views coupled with the square aspect ratio, as well as the stunning performance of the Biogon 38mm, that give its wide angle photographs such...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Raid, Thanks! Using Rui Salgueiro's...

Hi Raid,

Thanks!

Using Rui Salgueiro's on-line field-of-view calculator (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/photos/angles.html) shows the Hasselblad SWC with Biogon 38mm f/4.5 T* with these specs:

Width...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to...

There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to show a square. However, if you turn on the grid display, you have frame lines at 33% intervals across the frame, which makes it pretty easy to frame...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,584
Posted By Godfrey
a compact SWC digital - Voigtländer 10mm on Leica CL

The Hasselblad SWC has been my gold standard in what I like in an ultra-wide camera for many years. Nowadays, I appreciate an all digital solution for the ease in use and the post processing options,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By Godfrey
I have done many a trip with a single camera and...

I have done many a trip with a single camera and lens that were the equivalent (or the same) as the three above. Always returned with nice results regardless, albeit the results are different...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-15-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,495
Posted By Godfrey
Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your...

Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your Flickr.com stream and lets me browse it. Is that what it's supposed to do? :)

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By Godfrey
The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It...

The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It would be more flexible if used with a metered SLR body ... a Nikon FM, for instance... vs a meterless Leica M4-2 just from the point of view of camera...
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