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Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Archlich
I don't know...it does look sexy, but when...

I don't know...it does look sexy, but when loaded, it's just 50 grams lighter than the a7 and EOS R, both with EVF and...a mechanical shutter.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Archlich
Some P&S like the Fuji Silvi F2.8 also has that...

Some P&S like the Fuji Silvi F2.8 also has that selfie mirror. It even features another shutter button for that.
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 161
Views: 5,475
Posted By Archlich
I wonder where did the SL2 having "microlenses...

I wonder where did the SL2 having "microlenses being optimized for M lenses" statement come from? Doesn't seem to be explicitly mentioned by Leica anywhere.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Archlich
Owned one years ago. The camera itself is great...

Owned one years ago. The camera itself is great (especially the clean uncluttered 28mm view) except the new matte grey paint finish, which chips easily. Its biggest culprit is the current going price...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,253
Posted By Archlich
I assume the M-A is an assurance for people (I...

I assume the M-A is an assurance for people (I never thought Mr. Puts as one of them until this latest statement) who'd prefer Leica to be eternally stuck in the 1950's. Leica in turn conveniently...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By Archlich
Just keep shooting...that little itch will soon...

Just keep shooting...that little itch will soon be gone. Otherwise you're just asking for excuse to succumb to unbound GAS. In that case no answer but a "yes, buy it" will satisfy you, and down the...
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,905
Posted By Archlich
Maybe they'll have it the way the president...

Maybe they'll have it the way the president wants, getting everything Made in the USA?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,750
Posted By Archlich
The last one of them, the GF670W, was $2999 and...

The last one of them, the GF670W, was $2999 and many complained that it's expensive. It didn't sell well, but more likely wasn't made in large number to begin with. The demand was extremely tiny....
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-13-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Archlich
I have always insist that the LX100 makes for the...

I have always insist that the LX100 makes for the ultimate family camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,709
Posted By Archlich
The leaf shutter, rangefinder Plaubel Makina 67...

The leaf shutter, rangefinder Plaubel Makina 67 makes a noticeable thump. I believe there're many rangefinder cameras that are pretty loud out there. The Robot Royal for example.

Now that it's 2019,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Archlich
The 50/1.8G is plainly awesome.

The 50/1.8G is plainly awesome.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,289
Posted By Archlich
The focus throw if the 2nd version is very...

The focus throw if the 2nd version is very reasonable, at least for me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,289
Posted By Archlich
Canon 50/1.8, if you can get one haze-free. High...

Canon 50/1.8, if you can get one haze-free. High performing and smaller than any of the Summicrons.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
We'll know next month... Personally i won't hold...

We'll know next month...

Personally i won't hold my breath for it. Less hope, less disappointment...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
I don't know. I assume Fuji had break from...

I don't know. I assume Fuji had break from previous cycles (and adopted new strategy) with the rather hastily release of the X-T3.

Besieds that, I can't see how an even newer sensor could benefit...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
The $699 (kit price), bottom-of-the-line X-A7 has...

The $699 (kit price), bottom-of-the-line X-A7 has this same processor package as well, just with standard 24MP bayer sensor, which had been more than enough for years. Same AF, same speed for less...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
It will most likely sport the same package as the...

It will most likely sport the same package as the X-T3. If that is the case:

The new sensor isn't necessarily better than the old one (other than video specs);
It does have improved AF;
It does have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
Other than the color part, it looks like the...

Other than the color part, it looks like the E-ink display on top of the GFX-50S which can be left always ON, even with the camera powered off. It consumes no power.

Whichever type of display it is,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,678
Posted By Archlich
There is a reason the X-T3 remains little changed...

There is a reason the X-T3 remains little changed from the X-T2. It's for people who'd like to have it all...

I love the way they decide to keep the X-T priced low for the general mass and try...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By Archlich
Had the ISO dial issue been sorted out?

Had the ISO dial issue been sorted out?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-17-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,868
Posted By Archlich
The X100 lens is often bashed for being soft...

The X100 lens is often bashed for being soft (heavy spherical aberration) when shooting close up wide open. Yet It's quite curious that the similarly spec'd Leica X Typ 113, boasting a f/1.7 lens, is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Archlich
Measure the lens' exterior diameter and try one...

Measure the lens' exterior diameter and try one of the various Kaiser push-on caps B&H sells.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Archlich
I have big faith in the canvas and ballistic...

I have big faith in the canvas and ballistic nylon Domkes, but my ripstop F-5XB already have holes in its side panel. It's just too thin. Quite mendable though with some tenacious tape which is a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By Archlich
Cue the...

Cue the Chinese:

https://imgpile.com/images/1qaeoS.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1qe81j.jpg

I haven't got to play with one in real life, but the whole bundle (with light source and film holders)...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,302
Posted By Archlich
I don't see the logic between a forum having the...

I don't see the logic between a forum having the like feature and its members being active.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Archlich
The fourth, mainland China aspect: they were...

The fourth, mainland China aspect: they were hired by foreign powers (the most popular candidate being the CIA) to "spread chaos and disrupt social order". So basically everyone's got their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By Archlich
Saw this last week in Nanjing, China: a huge...

Saw this last week in Nanjing, China: a huge screen by the road, connected to a surveillance camera armed with facial recognition, publicly displaying personal information (feature, name, phone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By Archlich
People would even pay big money to go...

People would even pay big money to go "back".

No, we could never learn to appreciate the present...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Archlich
The Makina is quite a bit louder than the Mamiya...

The Makina is quite a bit louder than the Mamiya (which sounds much like the GS645), but both are audible. Whether that should bother you depends on the setting you'd use the camera in though.

The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2019
Replies: 180
Views: 24,812
Posted By Archlich
The Chinese maker Haoge just introduced a square...

The Chinese maker Haoge just introduced a square bayonet hood for the CV 35/2 and the 35/2.5 P II.

https://imgpile.com/images/1oKHJi.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1oKXuF.jpg

Looks pretty neat I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 597
Views: 31,015
Posted By Archlich
I assume that any "improvements" would kinda...

I assume that any "improvements" would kinda defeat the purpose for it being a "replica" while bringing in rooms for nitpicking like "the modern coating makes the rendering harsher than the original".
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Archlich
The Bessa R4 brochure comes to...

The Bessa R4 brochure comes to rescue:

https://imgpile.com/images/1VidDM.png
Forum: Lomography 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Archlich
Still have mine - it's so beaten that there isn't...

Still have mine - it's so beaten that there isn't much point in selling. The lens is a 17mm f/4.5, which offers a wild ride while being curiously sharp in the center. Film transportation is not very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Archlich
I'm so fond of my GF670W that it's my only medium...

I'm so fond of my GF670W that it's my only medium format, or film camera being actively used.

Not gonna sell it at the moment since I'd probably never gonna be able to get one back...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,598
Posted By Archlich
If I were seeking the best possible all around...

If I were seeking the best possible all around standard lens I'd just get the Canon RF50/1.2. You have to bear with the R body but it's not that bad in reality.

Any of these f/2 lenses, be it $4500...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,742
Posted By Archlich
I don't think Leica itself was that successful...

I don't think Leica itself was that successful back in the early '90s.

It's the enthusiasm toward Leica and rangefinder cameras alike in the domestic (Japanese) market at the time that drove Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 597
Views: 31,015
Posted By Archlich
Bravo for out shooting in the extreme heat!

Bravo for out shooting in the extreme heat!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-31-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,672
Posted By Archlich
I had the luck to own the M-Hexanon during the...

I had the luck to own the M-Hexanon during the past years. It was truly magnificent... I believe the design was based on the M-Hexanon 28/2.8, which in itself is almost identical to the Elmarit-M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,055
Posted By Archlich
The Bessa is more robust, simpler, and easier to...

The Bessa is more robust, simpler, and easier to repair. Better viewfinder. Intuitive handling. Meter always works, no gambling there, no expensive fixes. Price is on the rise, so now or never...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By Archlich
For minimum hassle, just get the ZM Planar.

For minimum hassle, just get the ZM Planar.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,720
Posted By Archlich
The Planar-based 35cron v1 is highly symmetrical....

The Planar-based 35cron v1 is highly symmetrical. The original Ultron design is less-so to begin with, not to mention the retrofocus tweak and all the modern witchcraft that has been put into the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By Archlich
The FM10. Hardly a surprise since it's Cosina...

The FM10. Hardly a surprise since it's Cosina that actually keeps the parts...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By Archlich
The repair was performed in June 2017. As of...

The repair was performed in June 2017. As of today all three models are still listed as supported on Nikon's website (https://recept.nikon-image.com/repair/PartsgraphRefer?categoryCode=1).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By Archlich
Dropped a FM3a on concrete floor once. It hit...

Dropped a FM3a on concrete floor once. It hit hard and the meter system went kaput, but the mechanical part - all shutter speed were still available. Used it so till sending it to Nikon Japan to get...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 3,426
Posted By Archlich
My new favorite is the Crumpler Check strap....

My new favorite is the Crumpler Check strap. Cheap, with good weight distribution and ease of adjusting so you could quickly (and rather gracefully) shift the camera from around-the-neck to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,446
Posted By Archlich
Manufacturers have to push the envelop to create...

Manufacturers have to push the envelop to create new demand. Whether us consumers would buy it is another story.

Rumor floating around that the the upcoming RX1R III will have the same 61MP sensor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,224
Posted By Archlich
I was gifted an IS camera which had been shelved...

I was gifted an IS camera which had been shelved for years because I wasn't into photography back then. Years later I picked it up and identified it as a IS-100. It had zero manual control and really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Archlich
This is an excellent question. It has always been...

This is an excellent question. It has always been very easy to answer the question "why do you shoot B&W" but never quite so when it comes to color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,810
Posted By Archlich
If credible it'll be one of the very few (if not...

If credible it'll be one of the very few (if not the only) new color negatives released in years. And they actually deliver. Light years beyond the empty promises and bloated prices from some more...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 3,565
Posted By Archlich
I've got a friend who uses the Nikon 1 J5 and...

I've got a friend who uses the Nikon 1 J5 and 18.5/1.8 (50mm equivalent) to great results. Small and very responsive.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,668
Posted By Archlich
Not very portable, at the moment at the moment,...

Not very portable, at the moment at the moment, with native lenses other than the 45/2.8.

https://imgpile.com/images/1s2pju.jpg

The updated spec shows the camera to have a familiar 49-point...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Archlich
Even digital cameras were all made super fun (for...

Even digital cameras were all made super fun (for whom? we all have different definitions for "fun"), and super cheap to have, sales will still decline. Very few people would like to shed extra time,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,668
Posted By Archlich
I believe the price of each brand are coordinated...

I believe the price of each brand are coordinated to a certain degree to reflect different roles they play in the L-mount alliance. If they compete fiercely with each other there won't be much chance...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,668
Posted By Archlich
Price, price, price. Given the Panasonic S1's...

Price, price, price. Given the Panasonic S1's rather high price point this won't come cheap as well.

BTW both the EOS RP and the original a7 are just about 2 oz heavier and come with viewfinder,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Archlich
Like almost all modern lenses, it's gonna be...

Like almost all modern lenses, it's gonna be good. At $559 and 7.6oz, not exactly cheap & ultralight though.

The Sigma body won't come cheap either. Could possibly be $1500-2000. If not shooting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Archlich
These were spooled and distributed by a Chinese*...

These were spooled and distributed by a Chinese* lab specialized in processing movie film stocks like the Fujifilm F-64T, Eterna 250D, Eterna 250T and Eterna 500T for hobbyists to shoot with their...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,728
Posted By Archlich
The old, 2012 M-E was priced a bit higher than...

The old, 2012 M-E was priced a bit higher than the used price of the M9 at the time, but came with warranty, which was essential to the failure-prone digital Ms. Same applies to this one. Leica does...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-20-2019
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 46,901
Posted By Archlich
Oberkochen will do. They'll end up sending it to...

Oberkochen will do. They'll end up sending it to Cosina but the job will be done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By Archlich
I own both and it's been quite a while... The ZI...

I own both and it's been quite a while...

The ZI is a relatively simple camera. No motor to fail, no sophisticated reader to mess up with metering. Its modern, proven, simple electronics are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,118
Posted By Archlich
Isn't the 907X just...a repackaged X1D with the...

Isn't the 907X just...a repackaged X1D with the viewfinder removed? I must be dumb but really can't see it doing anything the X1D couldn't.

Except that you can now hold it in the uncomfortable way.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Archlich
A nice find, but I'm not sure if I could grasp...

A nice find, but I'm not sure if I could grasp the reason behind all the talks about autofocus in the article...

But with a camera like this and the fact that Leica more or less invented autofocus,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Archlich
Sorry for the lack of reply (didn't frequent this...

Sorry for the lack of reply (didn't frequent this part of the forum) and congrats on the new bag! You must have first hand experience now but yeah, the fabric handles velcro's pulling (=ripping)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,891
Posted By Archlich
The first version with bayonet hood is superbly...

The first version with bayonet hood is superbly made, up there with the Contarex lenses of the 1960's. Personally I find the second version (rubber focus ring) the most easy to use. The latest, 4th...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,009
Posted By Archlich
It's like a wedding ring. Which quenches the fire...

It's like a wedding ring. Which quenches the fire of anxiety.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,462
Posted By Archlich
Great, great news. First ever to be back for Fuji...

Great, great news. First ever to be back for Fuji in many years.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Archlich
Congrats on the find. The lens is pretty good....

Congrats on the find.

The lens is pretty good. The shutter does makes a funny noise...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,701
Posted By Archlich
Is this the second time someone reinvents the...

Is this the second time someone reinvents the Rodinax, or are they actually the same thing?

-

Just noticed the Kickstarter campaign was from 2017. So it's the same one we discussed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By Archlich
Looks like someone in China is fabricating new...

Looks like someone in China is fabricating new chrome/black paint levers...

https://imgpile.com/images/1KXnLP.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1KX1y1.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Archlich
I just happen to get mine last month. It will...

I just happen to get mine last month. It will certainly fit a X-T or X-Pro kit with standard zoom and 1-2 extra prime lenses. Sadly it's still a F-5XB so you don't get the improved features seen on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Archlich
Local resources...

Local resources available:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163182

Scroll down to find the picture of the actual mask (#40), which is tiny. "Removing" a set of frame line...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Archlich
Had my two M7's 75 and 135 lines "removed". It's...

Had my two M7's 75 and 135 lines "removed". It's just taping up the frame line mask so the process is fully reversible.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,334
Posted By Archlich
The SL is as chunky. But people would still like...

The SL is as chunky. But people would still like to have their M lens on it. For $4000 more.

Guess both Panasonic and Leica would be happy with the upcoming SL2.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Archlich
The big compilation (guess which is...

The big compilation (guess which is which):

https://imgpile.com/images/1xz5v8.jpg

Side-to-side with the old GRD III:

https://imgpile.com/images/1xzwrS.jpg

I think you'd be cool...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,449
Posted By Archlich
I gulped down 20 rolls of 120 last week so when...

I gulped down 20 rolls of 120 last week so when ordering an emergency resupply, I had to go with Fomapan 400...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Archlich
The ZI's grip doesn't interfere with the film...

The ZI's grip doesn't interfere with the film door:

https://imgpile.com/images/1xCLBN.jpg

(photo courtesy: https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1381219)


It has opening at bottom so no trouble...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Archlich
Butter grips are nice. Wouldn't take them long to...

Butter grips are nice. Wouldn't take them long to come up with one for the ZI. Waiting on ebay for a genuine one is an option too just like Bob said.

Personally I find half cases cumbersome since...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
On the trip home I took the camera and a flash...

On the trip home I took the camera and a flash for a quick stroll through the nearby Tianzifang. The place had gone full touristy in the past decade. Still quite interesting since it's now buzzing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
Dropped my GR III last month! It fell out from a...

Dropped my GR III last month! It fell out from a Ricoh GC-5 case (no wonder these have a bad reputation) for about 1 ft onto the tabletop, which broke the SR mechanism. The camera would make loud,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Archlich
Awesome reading!

Awesome reading!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Archlich
Enter the Konica L-Hexanon 50/2.4. You got both...

Enter the Konica L-Hexanon 50/2.4. You got both the tab and non-compromising performance.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 10,065
Posted By Archlich
I own one for many years and could never get over...

I own one for many years and could never get over the distance scale that's only visible in the finder...

Fun to fiddle, but really takes time to shoot with.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,504
Posted By Archlich
I shoot only 35mm when hiking. Because that's the...

I shoot only 35mm when hiking. Because that's the point of view of the type of photography I'd like to make during such long, sometimes perilous, always personal trips.

All lenses make photographs....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 4,891
Posted By Archlich
If they could correct at least some of the focus...

If they could correct at least some of the focus shift then it's gonna be awesome.

Hopefully they'd also improve the barrel design which would often lead to wobbling.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,982
Posted By Archlich
Agreed. It's been a long tradition down the line...

Agreed. It's been a long tradition down the line but not until recently (and quite unfortunately) we'd found a word for it. Some are rather harmless like Huff, some are not like the so called...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,992
Posted By Archlich
I remember there being a similar thread regarding...

I remember there being a similar thread regarding the '50s. Similarly compiled photos of good, happy, white people enjoying themselves. But I do find the style - the photography - of the '60s one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By Archlich
The RTSIII is a bargain at its the current price,...

The RTSIII is a bargain at its the current price, if you don't mind the weight...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,383
Posted By Archlich
People still jaywalk, a lot, even in Shanghai....

People still jaywalk, a lot, even in Shanghai. That system hasn't been fully implemented yet - and IMO will never truly be outside the most developed districts.

But you do get facial recognition...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,383
Posted By Archlich
They would not if they knew better beforehand. It...

They would not if they knew better beforehand. It was not them who were under constant (and rapidly tightening) censorship after all.

Since the government has absolute power over every aspects of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Archlich
What photography ended was paintings as...

What photography ended was paintings as mechanical reproduction of reality. What it opened up was a whole lot more possibilities for both mediums...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By Archlich
The Nokton by design is mostly comparable to the...

The Nokton by design is mostly comparable to the Summilux ASPH.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By Archlich
I'd even prefer the aluminum ones since they're...

I'd even prefer the aluminum ones since they're lighter.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
It's gonna charge slower but as long as you don't...

It's gonna charge slower but as long as you don't go over the maximum current and voltage stated on the battery (1.8A, 4.25V), you'd be fine.

I use the double charger - 0.73A for each battery and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,235
Posted By Archlich
Words are empty. But sometimes they have a...

Words are empty. But sometimes they have a different name called faith.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By Archlich
The Chinese maker Haoge is working on a bayonet...

The Chinese maker Haoge is working on a bayonet mount square hood for the 35/2 and the 35/2.5. Similar to this one (https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-LH-ZV02-Square-Voigtlander-CLASSIC/dp/B078854SV2) but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,235
Posted By Archlich
It will be reborn, like many buildings with long...

It will be reborn, like many buildings with long history. It's the people that makes history, and they are unbroken...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,968
Posted By Archlich
They've got 2000+ people at the Ashigara site...

They've got 2000+ people at the Ashigara site producing film materials for various industrial & civilian use, "light sensitive ones" included, since 1934. Recent reports hasn't stated otherwise...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,858
Posted By Archlich
Demand, in some places, are rising. In many other...

Demand, in some places, are rising. In many other places services and supplies are drying up. Prices are on a wild ride, both camera and film. Don't quite match up do they?

I'd say we'd have to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Archlich
It's a good camera. The lens is sharp. The waist...

It's a good camera. The lens is sharp. The waist level finder is fun. I find it turns on a bit slow since all control are locked until the flash finish charging itself. That's about it. I think its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By Archlich
M9 users will tell you they're doing fine and...

M9 users will tell you they're doing fine and getting superb results from the camera. M240 users will do the same too.

But if you own neither, I'd say just get the 240, treat yourself to some (semi)...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Archlich
It's the lens ribbon, similar to the Minilux's...

It's the lens ribbon, similar to the Minilux's E02 problem. I broke mine the very happy night I received my TVS II...

Easy fix if you're in East Asia (around $40 in China). If not, there're several...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3,128
Posted By Archlich
In Japan it'll be Japan Hobby Tool which has a...

In Japan it'll be Japan Hobby Tool which has a comprehensive selection of leatherette sheets. I think they're on ebay as well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3,128
Posted By Archlich
Been using them for many years with satisfactory...

Been using them for many years with satisfactory result. But sometimes the cutting can be inaccurate - in my case I had to trim the two kits I received to fit the Zeiss Ikon they were intended...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,831
Posted By Archlich
All the film renaissance talk and sky rocketing...

All the film renaissance talk and sky rocketing price of used cameras, then this.

It's the true color of the hype...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By Archlich
Since it's a failure even Leica had admitted,...

Since it's a failure even Leica had admitted, what bad would posting its pictures do? People who want to support Leica will just buy a current one.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Archlich
My bad but I've got my share of it :)

My bad but I've got my share of it :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Archlich
We all know the Leica brand has value. Big value,...

We all know the Leica brand has value. Big value, which has been extensively exploited, like all premium brands. In which there is nothing to be ashamed of.

What is interesting here is people would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Archlich
No one's arguing here that Leica isn't making...

No one's arguing here that Leica isn't making fantastic products on their own.

This thread is about used, 1990's Minolta cheapo point & shoot cameras with a Leica logo stuck on fetching prices...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By Archlich
Fits well what these now overpriced compact...

Fits well what these now overpriced compact cameras are intended for: fashion accessories. It all make sense once it's fashion right?
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
I shot ~600 pictures that afternoon and went...

I shot ~600 pictures that afternoon and went through 1 and 1/3 batteries. The temperature was 15-20 degree Celsius so it's doing not too bad - remembering the Sigma DP Merriall's appetite for...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
They are not. Looks like Ricoh has improved its...

They are not. Looks like Ricoh has improved its JPEG output (all options are fully customizable now) and I'd very much like to just use the Standard, but since RAW is not fully supported in Lightroom...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
A cat...

A cat photo:

https://imgpile.com/images/1hFN08.jpg

Close up mode (a bit shaky), the touchscreen made it easy to select focus point under such scenario:

https://imgpile.com/images/1hF7iS.jpg

A cat...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
Some pictures from last Saturday. Couldn't resist...

Some pictures from last Saturday. Couldn't resist all the dogs around...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Archlich
The Typ 262 being newer is more expensive than a...

The Typ 262 being newer is more expensive than a vanilla 240...

Speaking of size & weight, the 240 is only 20 grams heavier than the M10. Thicker, yes, but not much heavier.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Archlich
Most are repairable, but not completely curable....

Most are repairable, but not completely curable. A broken lens cable wire (the Minilux's E02 error) of a Contax T2 can easily be fixed today, but my last one also developed uneven spacing and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
I stocked up genuine and off brand Olympus...

I stocked up genuine and off brand Olympus LI-50B/LI-90B/LI-92B and charger, plus a few used Ricoh DB110 from old Thetas. All work, cheaper too.

The low light AF performance surely is a headache....
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
My GR3 arrived today. Surely love it - very...

My GR3 arrived today. Surely love it - very responsive, touchscreen implemented very well (a godsend selecting focus point), new handling tweaks work (the main Fn button's many tricks), and the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,114
Posted By Archlich
Shooting cropped (i.e. the 35mm crop of 30MP of...

Shooting cropped (i.e. the 35mm crop of 30MP of the Q2), you see and frame with the intended focal length. Your "mind's frame" changes accordingly. Then you make the decisions, which is the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,114
Posted By Archlich
Shooting cropped and crop in post are different.

Shooting cropped and crop in post are different.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,388
Posted By Archlich
What I wish is, if only some Japanese...

What I wish is, if only some Japanese manufacturer came up with something like LC-A 120 back in the '80s. Make it the way they made the scale focus point & shoots on which the original LC-A was based...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,573
Posted By Archlich
The officially promoted choice is the Pentax...

The officially promoted choice is the Pentax AF201FG. The Metz 26 AF-2 is a tad smaller (the smallest I think) and less powerful; the Godox TT350 is larger, more powerful and cheaper.

None of these...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,998
Posted By Archlich
The Panasonic PE-20S which has a pc sync...

The Panasonic PE-20S which has a pc sync terminal. The larger PE-28S if you'd like to tilt.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By Archlich
Those who are interested in a colored camera...

Those who are interested in a colored camera won't expect to pay extra for the leather. Others are simply turned away.

So it'll be a loss in total resale value, unless you've got an unknowing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,573
Posted By Archlich
Autofocus seems to be a weak point for Ricoh &...

Autofocus seems to be a weak point for Ricoh & Pentax in general. The latest Pentax DSLR's AF module still couldn't fully match Nikon's offering some 6-7 years back. It's been "good enough" for many...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,573
Posted By Archlich
Flash and battery life. Personally I don't think...

Flash and battery life. Personally I don't think the missing "exposure compensation buttons" and AF-ON button/lever are as much a deal.

The GR III's 24MP APS-C sensor has been around for many years...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By Archlich
I remember we used to have a "the M10 has...

I remember we used to have a "the M10 has destroyed the used market" thread. Can wait for the M11 version...which I believe will take some 2-3 years.

If the OP want it now then it's gonna be either...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By Archlich
The 240 series offers best value now. Trouble...

The 240 series offers best value now. Trouble free too.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
I believe both the Ricoh finders are manufactured...

I believe both the Ricoh finders are manufactured by Cosina. The GV-1 (aka the Fujifilm VF-X21) is the old plastic 21mm CV finder with an extra set of 28mm frame lines, while the smaller and more...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Archlich
Someone posted a brief conversation with the...

Someone posted a brief conversation with the Mitakon/Zhongyi owner on Chinese social media, who stated that the guys behind the Meyer Optik scheme did inquired them about outsourcing but didn't reach...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,114
Posted By Archlich
My GR3 will ship next week so...won't be long to...

My GR3 will ship next week so...won't be long to hold for the GAS to wear off!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,099
Posted By Archlich
Ferrania is no big deal! Star Citizen, the...

Ferrania is no big deal! Star Citizen, the largest piece of Kickstarter vaporware (over $200 million raised since its launch in 2012) ever, is still in development.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,372
Posted By Archlich
Which raises a curious question: who in Germany...

Which raises a curious question: who in Germany would fit the job of doing it from scratch, should they have done it honestly?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
I believe it's improved over the (rather mediocre...

I believe it's improved over the (rather mediocre performing) GR and GR II, but still lags behind the competition. Which can be typical for Ricoh /Pentax: it's been stiff around these days...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,243
Posted By Archlich
Preordered. Not really content with the battery...

Preordered. Not really content with the battery life...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,650
Posted By Archlich
Curiously I seldom see Kodak announcement about...

Curiously I seldom see Kodak announcement about film price hikes. Yet their prices do rise...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 180
Views: 24,812
Posted By Archlich
It should look quite familiar to many ZM lens...

It should look quite familiar to many ZM lens owners...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,950
Posted By Archlich
Glad there's someone that's actually helping,...

Glad there's someone that's actually helping, this post is a godsend! Thank you very much.

I have a 8000ED with the similar issue that led me to assume it's bricked, and had been sitting in storage...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,517
Posted By Archlich
The 35/1.8 IS STM is not big. Other than that I...

The 35/1.8 IS STM is not big. Other than that I doubt we'd see any truly small native lenses soon. Manufacturers are concentrating on rushing out big pro lenses for the Tokyo Olympics next...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,517
Posted By Archlich
Canon EOS RP - Ultralight FF Mirroless

Surprisingly there's no subforum for Canon mirrorless cameras...

https://www.nokish!ta-camera.com/2019/02/eos-rp.html (https://www.noki****a-camera.com/2019/02/eos-rp.html)

- 26.2 Megapixel full...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,931
Posted By Archlich
The very basic Canon and Nikon 18-55 kit lenses...

The very basic Canon and Nikon 18-55 kit lenses both have an aspherical element. Your phone's lens has several. In fact it's rarer for you to see a spherical design than aspherical today, since the...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By Archlich
Did the same argument apply to the SL...?

Did the same argument apply to the SL...?
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By Archlich
Talking about the price being "reasonable"...I...

Talking about the price being "reasonable"...I remember when the 55/1.8 first came out at $999 people thought it was crazy.

So perception do, and will always change over time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,928
Posted By Archlich
Like Ted said. Kodak and Ilford are rarer and...

Like Ted said. Kodak and Ilford are rarer and more expensive. Quite logical since they're all imported.

Instead you have lots of Fujifilm staff, including the Japan-exclusive specialties like the...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,858
Posted By Archlich
Assuming we're talking about the right...

Assuming we're talking about the right arm/forearm complex, it would be easier anatomically to perform pronation than full supination. The later requires more spinal involvement.

But the real world...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By Archlich
Don't think so. He chose the 7Artisan exactly...

Don't think so. He chose the 7Artisan exactly because: it generated lots of attention and debate; it's on the far lower end of the price spectrum. By putting his 2 cents in he'd surely be able to:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,185
Posted By Archlich
I wonder if a Noctilux could transmute the said...

I wonder if a Noctilux could transmute the said photos into something inspiring...?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Archlich
Do different battery brands have an effect?

Do different battery brands have an effect?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By Archlich
The point is to what degree would the image...

The point is to what degree would the image suffer past that point. With an ISO invariant sensor there would be none as long as you stay within the range.

Good thing is you can confidently shoot for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 11,811
Posted By Archlich
Costs around US$500 in China. Interestingly...

Costs around US$500 in China. Interestingly they're at the same time offering a "FE Plus" variant, claimed to be optimized for better corner performance adapted to Sony at the same price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Archlich
Being based in NY, she is obviously well-versed...

Being based in NY, she is obviously well-versed in contemporary art discourses. Nothing in these pictures are Chinese - except perhaps the race of the characters and the author's name.

So what...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Archlich
Anyone who had attempted (or dreamed of) building...

Anyone who had attempted (or dreamed of) building a car from scratch would know that the cost of buying all the parts is easily more than ten times the price of a new car. Double or triple that when...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,175
Posted By Archlich
Exactly the reason Voigtlander makes the 35/1.4...

Exactly the reason Voigtlander makes the 35/1.4 Nokton, both single and multi coated.

The Ultron suits my need well.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By Archlich
Also do notice that Olympus is celebrating its...

Also do notice that Olympus is celebrating its centenary this year so they'd certainly like to make not only just another iteration of the EP-L, but some actual statement. As niche as it is, this one...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 180
Views: 24,812
Posted By Archlich
Looks good indeed. Might there be any test on...

Looks good indeed. Might there be any test on focus shift?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 180
Views: 24,812
Posted By Archlich
Historically the Ultron is a double-gauss...

Historically the Ultron is a double-gauss derived, non-symmetrical design. Not so with the modern ones though. Cosina seems to prefer applying the Ultron as a designation to f/2-ish lenses just the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By Archlich
Good camera addressing a very small niche. Over.

Good camera addressing a very small niche.

Over.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
Should be good at least. It's shares some traits...

Should be good at least. It's shares some traits with the 35/2 ASPH, which follows one of the many modern retrofocal design approaches.

Being optimized for digital shouldn't have visible impact on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Archlich
By filing off the holder you'd be risking film...

By filing off the holder you'd be risking film flatness.

Use a flatbed or camera if you'd want the whole frame.
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By Archlich
Looks like it would still apply if we replaced...

Looks like it would still apply if we replaced all "Canon" with "Nikon"...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,351
Posted By Archlich
P&S prices are crazy today. The most expensive...

P&S prices are crazy today. The most expensive are the small fixed focal length cameras from the '90s (i.e. Stylus, Tiara, Big Mini, the AF600 and the ever so expensive Yashica T4/T5). If you don't...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Archlich
Even without holding it in hand, there're plenty...

Even without holding it in hand, there're plenty of specs online for you to make the comparison. The APS-C GR is chunkier than a GR1, but not by much. Still pocketable, still retaining the same...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 558
Views: 43,184
Posted By Archlich
It would be interesting to know what should the...

It would be interesting to know what should the end result be called if a...scanner camera was used?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Archlich
Good thing is to have choices. The most sad...

Good thing is to have choices.

The most sad thing is you have to pay extra, often dearly, to have the choices taken away from you.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,120
Posted By Archlich
Nikon really should have made the new lens f/1.7,...

Nikon really should have made the new lens f/1.7, f/1.9 or f/2 something and apply lots of magic suffixes like "APO" and "Nano" so people don't automatically assume that it's another stereotypical,...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,120
Posted By Archlich
Means it's an extremely well corrected lens even...

Means it's an extremely well corrected lens even wide open. Good bokeh (some may disagree). At 415 grams it's also one of the (if not the) cheapest, lightest choice if you need this level of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By Archlich
It's no biggie but I don't think it should be...

It's no biggie but I don't think it should be taken as a sign of quality, or unique identity, or classic Leica experience. It's just a not very well made frame mask.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By Archlich
This only applies when both lenses have similar...

This only applies when both lenses have similar optical design. Not the case here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,714
Posted By Archlich
Interesting as all these "characteristics" except...

Interesting as all these "characteristics" except the distortion are exactly why people would pay $2595 for the new Summaron-M 28/5.6...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-31-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,511
Posted By Archlich
It's just a KMZ Special Edition M240. You'd...

It's just a KMZ Special Edition M240. You'd wonder where all other limited edition M240 went as well.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Archlich
Me too had replaced the zipper with pullers and...

Me too had replaced the zipper with pullers and masked 3/4 of the velcro up on my J-5XB. That's as much little tweaks I could do. Comfortable bag in use, but still. Should a manufacturer expect...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Archlich
I'd like the F-5XB to have a bit more padding on...

I'd like the F-5XB to have a bit more padding on the side. A rear pocket. An usable front pocket - no idea why they'd make it only half deep. And a more carefully placed (at least partially...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Archlich
They really should just update some of the old...

They really should just update some of the old models. They gave the J-5XB a rear pocket and side cushioning, but the poplular F-5XB remains unchanged...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,618
Posted By Archlich
Few people shoot for the bokeh quality. They...

Few people shoot for the bokeh quality. They shoot for the thin depth of field.

2 extra stops of light can be useful.

In most situations the lens is smaller than a full-fledged f/2.8 zoom.

That's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Archlich
I used to practice with a beater 1Ds Mark II. The...

I used to practice with a beater 1Ds Mark II. The battery could only last 100 shots, but it's quite understandable: Ni-MH batteries don't age well. A new set of third party ones solved it.

The...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,045
Posted By Archlich
Cosina is obligated to provide parts & services...

Cosina is obligated to provide parts & services until 2024. Turnaround usually is fast and the price is reasonable - or even cheap by Leica standard. Goodwill arrangements beyond the period happen at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,045
Posted By Archlich
Got my second one 2 years ago, from fellow RFF...

Got my second one 2 years ago, from fellow RFF member, for $800. The first one 8 years ago was around the same price. It's been like that for many years, even after the production ceased, until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 891
Posted By Archlich
My phone...

My phone...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,699
Posted By Archlich
The only thing I'm sure is those who gave up on...

The only thing I'm sure is those who gave up on the expensive phones are not converting to film cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,961
Posted By Archlich
The D700 has a superb autofocus system that's...

The D700 has a superb autofocus system that's still very practical today (in its D750 iteration). Try it if you'd feel like to for the grasp of the whole DSLR experience...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,382
Posted By Archlich
A Canon P is much easier to use , much cheaper...

A Canon P is much easier to use , much cheaper and still very nicely built.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Archlich
Great photos. I live in one of those featureless...

Great photos. I live in one of those featureless glass towers...they too will fade into history. A city evolves and I think it's actually a good thing. Even better if we could remember the difference.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11,811
Posted By Archlich
Haven't got the lens yet but I'm sure now the...

Haven't got the lens yet but I'm sure now the HK-2 won't fit...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
I remember Kanto Camera Service of Japan...

I remember Kanto Camera Service of Japan introduced a service not long ago: custom building brass half moon tabs for 18,000 yen each plus service & handling.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By Archlich
I'd like a GR1v with 35mm lens, but in reality a...

I'd like a GR1v with 35mm lens, but in reality a refined version of the ill-fated Yasuhara T012 Akizuki would just do.

Hope it doesn't come with some uncanny gimmicks like social media tagging.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By Archlich
It won't hurt if you buy a very well made,...

It won't hurt if you buy a very well made, felt-lined heavy duty aluminum cap with Leica engraving for something like $3 to cover your DR Summicron. The quality is even better made than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Archlich
Ton of them in China too. The ethos is: the more...

Ton of them in China too. The ethos is: the more expensive your gear is the more devotion you'd shown to the star, who deserves nothing less than the most perfect representation possible. Compromise...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
Personally I just can't...identify with the...

Personally I just can't...identify with the scenarios you described. Maybe it's because all my lenses have either a cap or a filter on. Maybe each of them gets a separate pouch/compartment. Maybe I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
I'm pretty sure plenty of forum members have the...

I'm pretty sure plenty of forum members have the LTM CV 21/4, 25/4, 28/3.5 and 35/2.5 with the same knob. Many Miyazaki lenses (the 17, 21, 24, 28/2, 28/4, 35/3.5 and the 35/1.4) also come with a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11,811
Posted By Archlich
Any of the generic screw-in hood would work. Also...

Any of the generic screw-in hood would work. Also with the filter size being 52mm (the outer diameter is 56mm), I suspect most of the legacy hoods like the Nikon HN-1, HN-2, HN-3 and the slip-on HK-2...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,857
Posted By Archlich
Just don't get anything other than Leica. Not...

Just don't get anything other than Leica. Not that the others aren't of good, but you'd have to use a Leica first to truly understand its pros and cons and appreciate all the other options out there....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
There would always be plenty time for...

There would always be plenty time for double-blind tests once we'd get the lenses in hand.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11,811
Posted By Archlich
Heard from a friend who had tested a prototype...

Heard from a friend who had tested a prototype that 7Artisan promised him a revised version without the intentional ring flare, which they somehow thought would be a low-fi-ish selling point...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-27-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
Forgot the tax. Should be 90,000 then.

Forgot the tax. Should be 90,000 then.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-27-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,095
Posted By Archlich
Officially announced. Pre-order is open in Japan:...

Officially announced. Pre-order is open in Japan:

35/2: 80,190 yen, 170 grams, 8 elements in 5 groups with aspherical element. 9,000 yen for the LH-12 hood.
21/3.5: 85,050 yen, 180 grams, 9...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By Archlich
Then it better comes with image stabilization....

Then it better comes with image stabilization. Unlikely though.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Archlich
Take the Skopar as a C-Biogon in screw mount.

Take the Skopar as a C-Biogon in screw mount.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Archlich
Kinda off topic but I wonder how many ZM 35/1.4...

Kinda off topic but I wonder how many ZM 35/1.4 had actually been mounted on a Zeiss Ikon?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11,811
Posted By Archlich
In stock at Amazon for $486.

In stock at Amazon for $486.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By Archlich
What was your favorite gear to use during your...

What was your favorite gear to use during your "Two Rivers" photo shoots?

Most of the work was shot with a Canon digital camera with small, fixed lenses. Near the end, I also used a 4x5 field camera...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By Archlich
Very well made, very satisfactory camera to hold...

Very well made, very satisfactory camera to hold should you ever own one. But it has small squinty viewfinder (literally smaller than a point & shoot Contax TVS when compared side to side) and...
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