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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-06-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By jamesbf
Maybe you could stick with the Domke and sew on...

Maybe you could stick with the Domke and sew on some velcro for daily use and keep the metal stats for when you want to "lock it down" in transit or something
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-03-2017
Replies: 210
Views: 28,585
Posted By jamesbf
Nice man! I had the same combo but upgraded to...

Nice man! I had the same combo but upgraded to the M240 a couple years after its release (Along with a 35mm Summicron) and will likely upgrade to the M10 in a couple more years. Im still loving the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-20-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 13,037
Posted By jamesbf
@35photo - interesting I didn't know that the...

@35photo - interesting I didn't know that the XPro2 had this issue. Thats too bad because the Fuji cameras are great overall..

Be cautious with the A7II - if you have the chance, maybe rent one for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By jamesbf
SD Card to internal storage on computer - Process...

SD Card to internal storage on computer
- Process those images
- Processed images get backed onto 2 hard drives + raw if they are important.
- Processed images get uploaded privately to Flickr (1TB...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By jamesbf
Yes looks really nice! Some excellent photography...

Yes looks really nice! Some excellent photography in there!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,765
Posted By jamesbf
At this moment I would love to shadow Peter Van...

At this moment I would love to shadow Peter Van Agtmael.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-07-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,171
Posted By jamesbf
For me my fav strap is without question the...

For me my fav strap is without question the original Leica M strap. I've tried several leather straps, an Artisan and Artist strap, I just don't like the feel of them. The M strap is perfect for me....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By jamesbf
Ha thats interesting! Why don't we take this...

Ha thats interesting!

Why don't we take this one step further (Slightly unrelated) - I once read an article on anticipation in the streets and the idea was to set your camera to a have a 1 second...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-11-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 24,692
Posted By jamesbf
I used an X-Pro1 between the M8 and M240 that I'm...

I used an X-Pro1 between the M8 and M240 that I'm using now. I've been using the M240 for over two years and I haven't thought twice about that old XPro1. So happy and grateful to use such a fine...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-06-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,234
Posted By jamesbf
I Know this is gonna sound messed up to some...

I Know this is gonna sound messed up to some people, but I was the same way for a few years, but then in March 2015 I bought a Leica M240 and 35mm Summicron and it changed everything. I don't really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By jamesbf
I like what Eric Kim is doing. He's posted a lot...

I like what Eric Kim is doing. He's posted a lot of great articles in the past and I don't have to pay for them. So.. Thank you Eric Kim!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,915
Posted By jamesbf
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-24-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,870
Posted By jamesbf
This comment doesn't add anything to the thread...

This comment doesn't add anything to the thread but man I am lusting over the GFX.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,824
Posted By jamesbf
Of course this is always a case by case thing,...

Of course this is always a case by case thing, and something that works for me might not work for you and vice versa. I also find location is a big factor in street shooting style (ie. Manhattan vs...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-18-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,569
Posted By jamesbf
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 14,047
Posted By jamesbf
My vote is yes. You will love it :)

My vote is yes. You will love it :)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,285
Posted By jamesbf
I also went from an M8 to an M240 with 2 years...

I also went from an M8 to an M240 with 2 years break. In that two years I used a Fuji X100. And it was okay but ultimately decided that I needed my M back. Loving my M240! Some weird sick part of me...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-10-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,517
Posted By jamesbf
Save you cash and get an XE1. Don't waste your...

Save you cash and get an XE1. Don't waste your money on anything else.

None of the fuji cameras are anything close to shooting with an M. Both in the hands and the image results. After a short time...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,724
Posted By jamesbf
Nothing wrong with putting the camera down for 6...

Nothing wrong with putting the camera down for 6 months. Photography is a life long thing, no reason to rush it
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By jamesbf
Wow fantastic man! This is really cool to see...

Wow fantastic man! This is really cool to see because in about 2 months I'm heading to California and the plan for the first day is to drive down to the Sultan Sea!

If you haven't already, check...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 8,004
Posted By jamesbf
Thats awesome actually. I've always been...

Thats awesome actually. I've always been interested in the M60 but really dislike the futuristic look. I'd add this one to the collection for fun!
Forum: Travel 02-21-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,226
Posted By jamesbf
Check this...

Check this out

http://www.hypershop.com/products/hyperdrive-colorspace-udma3

I use one of those and an iPad.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By jamesbf
Great captures! Keep posting!

Great captures! Keep posting!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-13-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By jamesbf
I think its safe to just call them...

I think its safe to just call them "photographers"
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-13-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By jamesbf
Just out of curiosity, what would you call the...

Just out of curiosity, what would you call the second image?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,968
Posted By jamesbf
Wait a minute, so you mean all of the M240's are...

Wait a minute, so you mean all of the M240's are going to shut down next year?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-19-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,452
Posted By jamesbf
You know what, though it is possible he owns the...

You know what, though it is possible he owns the X100 as a personal digital camera, it is very very likely that he didn't bring a camera on the trip and they wanted to get a few shots of him walking...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-27-2015
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,298
Posted By jamesbf
I recently purchased Rebecca Norris Webb, My...

I recently purchased Rebecca Norris Webb, My Dakota.

The contents of this book are outstanding to me. I am so happy to have a copy of this beautiful book. I can't put it down. Easy to get lost...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-18-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,207
Posted By jamesbf
Cannot wait for this release. Eskenazi's...

Cannot wait for this release. Eskenazi's Wonderland is my most cherished photo book.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,521
Posted By jamesbf
Good for you man. Seriously I hear ya.

Good for you man. Seriously I hear ya.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By jamesbf
Instead of the 50 1.2 buy the 35 2.0 (roughly a...

Instead of the 50 1.2 buy the 35 2.0 (roughly a 50mm on your 7D) and with the extra money you can buy an X100S for street shooting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By jamesbf
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By jamesbf
Yes, as I mentioned, It's already been touring...

Yes, as I mentioned, It's already been touring film festivals. Check out the website. - everybodystreet.com
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By jamesbf
I saw the film at toronto hotdocs back in March....

I saw the film at toronto hotdocs back in March. Definitely worth checking out as its pretty incredible to be able to see these photographers in action.
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By jamesbf
Buying GR iv - Question about cosmetics

I'm buying a GR IV off someone - how will I know its the IV and not the III ? Are there any cosmetic differences or anything like that I can look for?

Thanks


** update **
Posted too soon. Got the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By jamesbf
I have this handy little unit...

I have this handy little unit

http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive-COLORSPACE-UDMA2-p/hdu2-000.htm

It syncs to you ipad so you can review photos. Its quite a great travel device. iPad and...
Forum: Travel 03-12-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,539
Posted By jamesbf
I think you have it wrong my friend... he is...

I think you have it wrong my friend... he is obviously a train hopper at heart, who then started to document his days as time passed. And people are interested in these photographs especially...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,171
Posted By jamesbf
Wait a second.... Isn't "street photography"...

Wait a second.... Isn't "street photography" really just 'photography'? The thread was a good read but IMHO, pointless. Either you're interested in photography or not.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By jamesbf
Same thing just happened to my black x100. Damn....

Same thing just happened to my black x100. Damn. Back to fuji it goes this Monday. time to dust off my QL17!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By jamesbf
Thanks for sharing! Interesting stuff!

Thanks for sharing! Interesting stuff!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 20,744
Posted By jamesbf
Wow that was really f*cking good.

Wow that was really f*cking good.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-08-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 23,080
Posted By jamesbf
Phase detection autofocus. That alone is worth...

Phase detection autofocus. That alone is worth the upgrade for me. I have an x100 and will be upgrading to the X-Pro, but I'm waiting for the fuji 23mm 1.4 to be released- now I also have to wait for...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-04-2013
Replies: 157
Views: 12,199
Posted By jamesbf
I use a 5Dii for video mostly. Which is my...

I use a 5Dii for video mostly. Which is my profession. I do use it for my photography on occasion because of its full frame but when I'm out and about I always carry my x100.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,039
Posted By jamesbf
I suggest a neck strap or shoulder strap. Do you...

I suggest a neck strap or shoulder strap. Do you really want to be carrying a relatively heavy camera in your hand all day long? I've been shooting with a wrist strap for 2 years, finally a couple...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By jamesbf
lol, funny post.

lol, funny post.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,740
Posted By jamesbf
I'm just hoping the Leica ME is an M mount...

I'm just hoping the Leica ME is an M mount RANGEFINDER. And I hope its only $2500 or well, $1500 for that matter. Seriously though, really hoping for an affordable M mount Rangefinder. Keeping my...
Forum: Travel 08-02-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,692
Posted By jamesbf
Thanks for the link / update!

Thanks for the link / update!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 1,334
Posted By jamesbf
Agree. 21 & 35

Agree. 21 & 35
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,475
Posted By jamesbf
Would consider paying off debts but most likely...

Would consider paying off debts but most likely go to hong kong!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By jamesbf
Depending on how big it is I've been able to take...

Depending on how big it is I've been able to take it as a carry on. You can call the airline ahead of time and ask what there policies are.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By jamesbf
I just bought an x10 to accompany my m8 and I...

I just bought an x10 to accompany my m8 and I totally agree. The x10 is nothing compared to the m8. I bought it because there are obviously some things that the m8 aren't meant for. Particularly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By jamesbf
No kidding!

No kidding!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By jamesbf
I see, thanks for the info guys. I wasn't sure if...

I see, thanks for the info guys. I wasn't sure if the B&W filter's purpose was meant for B&W only.

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By jamesbf
M8: IR Filter question for colour photography

Hey guys,
I'm wondering if you can help me out here. I'm using a Leica M8 with a Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 and an F Pro B&W UV IR Cut Filter.

Here's my question, I'm shooting colour photography- does...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By jamesbf
Cool shots. I would love to have been there to...

Cool shots. I would love to have been there to shoot too. NY streets are like no other.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,629
Posted By jamesbf
I'm not an xp1 owner, but I did hear about this...

I'm not an xp1 owner, but I did hear about this problem in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GqtPURabBac

Apparently its the aperture blades moving around. That...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 9,744
Posted By jamesbf
Any of the old Indiana Jones' & 28 Weeks...

Any of the old Indiana Jones' & 28 Weeks later!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,032
Posted By jamesbf
Awesome stuff!! Thanks for sharing. Do you have a...

Awesome stuff!! Thanks for sharing. Do you have a Flickr acct where I could see some more of your work?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-10-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,578
Posted By jamesbf
Wooowhoo! I was just looking into the 15mmII and...

Wooowhoo! I was just looking into the 15mmII and found this recent thread about it! I can't wait. I have an M8 with a voigtlander 35 1.4. Its a great lens, but not wide enough for me. I'm use to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,449
Posted By jamesbf
I think they're great photographs. We may not all...

I think they're great photographs. We may not all like it, but I think somebody needs to tell their story. Can't say I'd do a series like that but I do enjoy reading their stories and the photos...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 29,403
Posted By jamesbf
Pereonally I shoot jpeg. I think I'd only go raw...

Pereonally I shoot jpeg. I think I'd only go raw if I was shooting magazine fashion or some type of commercial job. For street and everyday I alway shoot jpeg. If I spend more then 2 min on a edit...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-31-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,830
Posted By jamesbf
I'm 6'7. Walk everywhere with my camera. I hear...

I'm 6'7. Walk everywhere with my camera. I hear ya about people looking at you like "holy ****". But whatever. Photograph them and keep walking. Listen to some music (sometimes the sounds of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 9,413
Posted By jamesbf
What about the photo series he did in Detroit?

What about the photo series he did in Detroit?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 9,413
Posted By jamesbf
I must admit, I didn't read through everyone's...

I must admit, I didn't read through everyone's post. From what I understand, Bruce Gilden is not a Street Photographer. He is a photographer. period.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,652
Posted By jamesbf
As strange as this may sound to some, I've been...

As strange as this may sound to some, I've been thinking about selling mine and buying an RD-1. Probably won't do it though. I've had my eye on an M8 for a long time now. Hope I can fund one with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 6,932
Posted By jamesbf
Interesting. I think it's alright as long as he...

Interesting. I think it's alright as long as he makes an effort to find those who he photographed to share some of the earnings. Great photos.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-18-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,605
Posted By jamesbf
@f16sunshine Ha! Come on though - They x100 isn't...

@f16sunshine Ha! Come on though - They x100 isn't all that bad.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-12-2012
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,298
Posted By jamesbf
OH - and "MAGNUM MAGNUM" which im half way...

OH - and "MAGNUM MAGNUM" which im half way through right now! Can't believe I forgot that.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-12-2012
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,298
Posted By jamesbf
Michael Freeman The photographer's vision &...

Michael Freeman The photographer's vision & Vivian Maier: Street photographer
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-12-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,543
Posted By jamesbf
Beautiful shots - I love the grain in your...

Beautiful shots - I love the grain in your photos. Was that done in post?
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 14,338
Posted By jamesbf
I Can't wait for the camera!! It seems promising....

I Can't wait for the camera!! It seems promising. In the mean time I guess I have to try to sell my x100 since I can't afford both.. Damn.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,006
Posted By jamesbf
SolaresLarrave, Thanks for the comments man. ...

SolaresLarrave,
Thanks for the comments man. I would love to hear about your experience in Tegu!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,006
Posted By jamesbf
Thank you very much Segedi. @rbelyell we'll...

Thank you very much Segedi.

@rbelyell we'll just have to wait and see what the new xpro1 has to offer. Im really excited to find out! Otherwise I'm also hoping this will inspire leica (and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,006
Posted By jamesbf
@elmer3.5 Thanks for the comment & Yes the...

@elmer3.5 Thanks for the comment & Yes the dynamic range is great on the camera!

@exiled4979 - thanks for the kind words!

@DaveO - My father asked the same question. Not your thing?

@35mmdelux -...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,006
Posted By jamesbf
X100 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

I recently went to Central America. I've never been to a country like Honduras before. It was quite an eye opener for me. People I met were super friendly, I Will be back!

Technical note- As much...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By jamesbf
Well I guess electronics are shot and the seller...

Well I guess electronics are shot and the seller was possibly lying about it working. Sunny 16 it is.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By jamesbf
Canonet Giii QL17 - Meter without film?

I Just purchased my first rangefinder! Already loving it. I shot a roll of film today using the sunny 16 rule, still need to get that developed. This evening I went to a camera store and bought a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By jamesbf
Okay great. Thank you guys

Okay great. Thank you guys
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By jamesbf
Okay so the regardless of a battery or not the...

Okay so the regardless of a battery or not the Meter will Not work in manual mode. Correct?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By jamesbf
Canonet Giii QL17 - Battery / Meter

Hi,
I'm new here and I feel at home when browsing around this forum. I'm purchasing my first rangefinder tomorrow - the GIII QL17 (very excited)

The seller has informed me that the light meter...
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