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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 45,540
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 882
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,397
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 649
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 910
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,553
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 629
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,283
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?

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Just noticed the Kickstarter campaign was from 2017. So it's the same one we discussed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,011
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 789
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 789
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 962
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: 306
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: 1,308
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: 347
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: 347
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 530
Posted By Archlich
Awesome reading!

Awesome reading!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 553
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: 9,688
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: 1,184
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: 11
Views: 811
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: 2,223
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: 1,774
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: 787
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: 2,048
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: 2,048
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: 434
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: 18
Views: 773
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: 1,601
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 2,799
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: 2,087
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: 2,799
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: 172
Views: 5,480
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: 3,360
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: 19
Views: 629
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: 1,349
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: 677
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: 2,994
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: 2,994
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: 2,576
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: 1,262
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 110
Views: 4,675
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: 562
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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 / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,120
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 / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,120
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: 2,910
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: 1,687
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: 4,815
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: 1,482
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: 1,687
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: 1,687
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: 939
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: 939
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 2,128
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 / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,120
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: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,514
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: 2,128
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 284
Views: 17,372
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: 4,702
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: 144
Views: 14,383
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: 1,679
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: 4,787
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: 4,787
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: 2,458
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: 1,106
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: 1,106
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: 1,738
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: 1,681
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: 2,002
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: 2,002
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: 774
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 01-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
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: 99
Views: 8,515
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: 455
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: 815
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: 13,822
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: 1,317
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: 144
Views: 14,383
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: 144
Views: 14,383
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: 1,317
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: 9,788
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: 451
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 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
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: 2,985
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: 789
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: 491
Views: 36,108
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: 775
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: 1,777
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: 1,777
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: 907
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: 857
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: 1,623
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: 2,115
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: 780
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: 780
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: 780
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: 1,467
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: 623
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: 1,932
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: 1,932
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: 814
Posted By Archlich
My phone...

My phone...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,355
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: 5,512
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: 1,256
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: 331
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: 99
Views: 8,515
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: 9,788
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: 2,001
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: 1,579
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: 376
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: 9,788
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: 9,788
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: 99
Views: 8,515
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: 1,748
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: 9,788
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: 99
Views: 8,515
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: 9,788
Posted By Archlich
Forgot the tax. Should be 90,000 then.

Forgot the tax. Should be 90,000 then.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-26-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
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: 1,573
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: 1,003
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: 986
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: 99
Views: 8,515
Posted By Archlich
In stock at Amazon for $486.

In stock at Amazon for $486.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
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: 1,020
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...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-21-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By Archlich
The Tenba DNA line looks close enough.

The Tenba DNA line looks close enough.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,030
Posted By Archlich
I fail to see the point the role a M9 plays in...

I fail to see the point the role a M9 plays in the OP pursuit of photography. I also fail to see why someone admiring Eggleston should use the same equipments as he did...

If you want a Leica then...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,018
Posted By Archlich
The corrosion issue drives rarity - the M9 with...

The corrosion issue drives rarity - the M9 with new sensor count far less than usual ones, thanks to Leica's highly efficient exchange program - and rarity plus the CCD image quality myth (which...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Archlich
For your current monitor, no, unless you'd like...

For your current monitor, no, unless you'd like to transmit some audio signal(which would require some splitting) as well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,860
Posted By Archlich
Played with the Z6 and the Z7 last week. They are...

Played with the Z6 and the Z7 last week. They are smaller than an equivalent DSLR, but retains the same beefy comfortable grip. The lenses are not huge - the 24-70/4 is actually quite compact,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By Archlich
Even the minty box itself is quite a sight! It...

Even the minty box itself is quite a sight!

It leaves a curious feeling that Fuji is somehow resurrecting this heritage with the current X-T line.
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,722
Posted By Archlich
I chose my word because I'm not implying it is...

I chose my word because I'm not implying it is real. It simply sounds realistic as the cost of a low-volume player entering a niche-of-the-niche market could manage to offer.

There is a reason that...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,722
Posted By Archlich
Although not competitive, it sounds like a real...

Although not competitive, it sounds like a real thing...which is better than all those scams.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,515
Posted By Archlich
I see. I do agree with you on this - I'm...

I see. I do agree with you on this - I'm certainly missing out the unique travel experience of a personal jet too, solely because I cannot afford it. But I'm not really missing it, you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-10-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,515
Posted By Archlich
Konica M lenses and the few limited LTM lenses...

Konica M lenses and the few limited LTM lenses are impeccably built...but I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say. Nothing is perfect. So does Konica. So are Leica and Leica lenses. I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,541
Posted By Archlich
Photoshop cannot utilize more than 6 cores. Clock...

Photoshop cannot utilize more than 6 cores. Clock speed is essential in this case, so 8th generation Intel i5 8500/8600K fits the bill very well.

Max out your RAM. Give it at least 16 gigs. 32 or 64...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,515
Posted By Archlich
In short: but the Leica glasses are so expensive....

In short: but the Leica glasses are so expensive. $6590 for the 28/1.4 - no thanks. But $659 (hopefully) won't hurt in comparison.

Leica lenses are good but not the only good ones out there, nor...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Archlich
Leica has done a lot of things...

Leica has done a lot of things...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Archlich
Yeah. I find myself not needing the extra weight...

Yeah. I find myself not needing the extra weight & size of the X-Pro and X-T but still wanting the sealing.

Small, weather-sealed and large sensor setup has always been an unfulfilled niche. There...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Archlich
The Q is a good if not a somewhat quirky camera,...

The Q is a good if not a somewhat quirky camera, little doubt in that. There are plenty of good cameras that are unique that's also not that expensive. In fact there is no need to spend to make it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-06-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Archlich
Let's be kind and let this thing fade into...

Let's be kind and let this thing fade into oblivion already.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Archlich
Bought griptac for a R3a years ago. You do lose...

Bought griptac for a R3a years ago. You do lose the grip and, since the original rubber has molded impression covering the body gaps, the finish would be uneven.

I suggest using Pilobond to glue the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Archlich
I have both. The UC-Hexanon, being a wide angle...

I have both. The UC-Hexanon, being a wide angle and f/2 Xenotar in design, exhibit focus shift between f/4-f/5.6 clearly visible on digital rangefinders. The Hexar design document describes the lens...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,802
Posted By Archlich
Mediocre photos don't void the artistic intention...

Mediocre photos don't void the artistic intention involved with every shot. It's just very hard to get the end result right, since it's in the field.

I plainly have no idea if you could think so...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,155
Posted By Archlich
Think about the R-D1, which was built around a...

Think about the R-D1, which was built around a real Bessa with complete cocking mechanism. In a stock M10 there would be no space for such thing.

Doesn't feel like they failed at the "last meter"...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-24-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,802
Posted By Archlich
The X100F (not the original X100) has a faster...

The X100F (not the original X100) has a faster lens (f/2 vs f/2.4), a much much newer and larger set of sensor & processor and light years better high ISO performance than the GRD2. ISO 3200 is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,155
Posted By Archlich
Even a tin foil can could burn better.

Even a tin foil can could burn better.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,040
Posted By Archlich
http://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapte...

http://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters//adapterfinder-products/nikon-z-mirrorless/adapter-leica-m-lenses-to-nikon-z-mount.html?rgerg=31

Already here since it's not rocket science.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Archlich
Old news but that's quite a well timed accident.

Old news but that's quite a well timed accident.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,642
Posted By Archlich
Very surprised to see some people were expecting...

Very surprised to see some people were expecting this thing to live up to the standard set by their "trusty old Electro 35 GSN". They must be ignorant that the later is a 33,500 yen camera back in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,155
Posted By Archlich
Still better than never?

Still better than never?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,155
Posted By Archlich
Guess what, you can even adjust the date setting...

Guess what, you can even adjust the date setting on the M-D 262. With the thumb wheel.

I imagine it will be essential for the implementation of auto ISO setting.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,155
Posted By Archlich
This one is genuinely practical. The first time...

This one is genuinely practical. The first time an exposure compensation dial being available on a digital M - hope it's a tad easier to turn than the one on the M7.

If they made it lighter I'm in....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,802
Posted By Archlich
Don't see how a Leica could improve your...

Don't see how a Leica could improve your photography.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Archlich
Do note that even the cheapest of the current...

Do note that even the cheapest of the current Nikkors, the lowly AF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 DX, has a "hybrid aspherical lens element that eliminates various types of lens aberrations".
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By Archlich
In many photographic lenses an aspherical element...

In many photographic lenses an aspherical element alone doesn't make much difference.

ASPH lenses often come with modern designs (i.e. you're stuck with double-gauss lenses and their mid-aperture...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Archlich
It' center-weighted TTL, reflected off the...

It' center-weighted TTL, reflected off the pattern on the shutter curtain.

https://i.postimg.cc/XND88V12/TIM_20181009224217.png

The default metering pattern, likely with the 45/4 attached.

Since...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,711
Posted By Archlich
Some of these are ultra rare, like the Fuji...

Some of these are ultra rare, like the Fuji Neopan 400CN which seems to be UK only.

My personal gripe has been the lack of choice in 120 color film. 10 out 10 "new" films coming out today are BW,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-07-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Archlich
Could be one of the prisms separating.

Could be one of the prisms separating.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By Archlich
A good motif never gets old.

A good motif never gets old.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Archlich
XF10 or a used X70.

XF10 or a used X70.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-01-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
The hotshoe contacts alone would not be enough...

The hotshoe contacts alone would not be enough for an EVF. It will need an extra data port below or in the shoe. Refer to the cameras with such design and compare it to the GR III to see if the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Archlich
One of the many rebadged Chinese lenses.

One of the many rebadged Chinese lenses.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
Buy a X100 then.

Buy a X100 then.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
Posted By Archlich
Should be ending at 0.58m for hyperfocal/live...

Should be ending at 0.58m for hyperfocal/live view use. I hate it too, since it messes up the focus throw and hampers my ability to focus by feel.

Hope...just hope the production version offers a no...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By Archlich
Simply apply common sense here...

Simply apply common sense here...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
My old GR1v and GRD3 (the GR was sold). The GRD3...

My old GR1v and GRD3 (the GR was sold).

The GRD3 is almost identical to size to the new GR3, just 1mm narrower. The GR1v is a tad thinner.

https://imgpile.com/images/njQcK1.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
Posted By Archlich
Additonal info from DCWatch...

Additonal info from DCWatch (https://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1145489.html):

ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical VM

- Unlike the 35/1.7, top priority is being compact while retaining...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
Some more juice regarding the GR III from two...

Some more juice regarding the GR III from two interviews:

- The camera's quite a departure so they decided to announce half a year before shipment for users to decide between it and the GR II....
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-30-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
The Coolpix didn't need a cult; it's a every...

The Coolpix didn't need a cult; it's a every man's camera, designed to be replaced and forgotten soon.

The GR was a highly specialized, "photographer's camera". Much like Leica, it had to bundle...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,217
Posted By Archlich
Let's see if this camera is weatherproof then....

Let's see if this camera is weatherproof then. Actually I'd like to grab one if it is...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,217
Posted By Archlich
That's the way smartphones are. Actually not...

That's the way smartphones are. Actually not quite different from a single card: you don't shoot when it's full, you're screwed once the single card fails, except that this time you can't get it out...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
Posted By Archlich
An updated 28/3.5 (or hopefully 28/2.8) would be...

An updated 28/3.5 (or hopefully 28/2.8) would be awesome.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Archlich
We all know that on the same body, the 35/1.4...

We all know that on the same body, the 35/1.4 (and the not-so-common 60/2.4) focuses notoriously slower than newer lenses. Even later lenses like the 23/1.4 focuses a tad slower than say the 23/2....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Archlich
Not for me but it's good that they've got...

Not for me but it's good that they've got something for everyone.

Their next priority should really be improving the overall performance of their lenses, especially the oldest ones. Uneven...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
Posted By Archlich
CV 35/2 and 21/3.5 M-mount Concept Lenses at Photokina

ADMIN Edit

New Voigtlander Vintage Leica M Lenses $799 USA

21mm f/3.5 Color Skoptar ...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
Yes he shot decades before - before the GR1,...

Yes he shot decades before - before the GR1, which came out in 1996. Moriyama became a name with his magazine works in the '60s and rose to star status in the '70s, using a Spotmatic, a Minolta SR-2...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 284
Views: 17,372
Posted By Archlich
Morimiya famously shot with Nikon Coolpix cameras...

Morimiya famously shot with Nikon Coolpix cameras back then (a post somewhere on RFF has it). They were not special, tiny sensors etc., just cheap and producing cheap looking jpegs somehow in line...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,217
Posted By Archlich
I happened to be thinking about the Samsung...

I happened to be thinking about the Samsung Galaxy NX the day before. It's a NX mount , APS-C camera that ran Android 3.0. Didn't have much physical controls too - as "minimalist" as this one. Not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archlich
Come to think about it, Leica has became quite...

Come to think about it, Leica has became quite affluent in fabricating different shells for the M Typ 240 throughout the years. The M-P, the Hermès, the M60, the 262, the M-D, the titanium something,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archlich
https://zenit.camera/ Specs are out. Aside from...

https://zenit.camera/

Specs are out. Aside from exterior dimensions, every bit's exactly the same as the M240, even down to the weight (680 grams, no a single gram more or less) and battery capacity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Archlich
Bought a X20 used for very low price to play...

Bought a X20 used for very low price to play around. A nice solid camera with nice VF, better than anything I've seen in the film days. But image quality wise it gets destroyed by the iPhone X, which...
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