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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By lightshot
Awesome shot! I love how flexible Polaroid film...

Awesome shot! I love how flexible Polaroid film can be.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By lightshot
Very strong work - very creepy in a thought...

Very strong work - very creepy in a thought provoking way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,818
Posted By lightshot
I'll stick with my D700 as is. And my R D1 as...

I'll stick with my D700 as is.

And my R D1 as is....

And my Holgaroid, GF-1, D90, Nikon F, and my Yashicas as they are too.

What would be the fun of it if you could get one camera that did...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-18-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,196
Posted By lightshot
My Toshiba Satellite fits in the Hadley (in the...

My Toshiba Satellite fits in the Hadley (in the back) with one or two cameras inside.

The Hadley without the laptop conforms nicely to the hip and is actually (dare I say it?) better than one of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-16-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,673
Posted By lightshot
Too cool - I like what this camera does a lot! ...

Too cool - I like what this camera does a lot! Thanks to all for posting your results.

I sense another camera purchase in my near future... :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-14-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 3,989
Posted By lightshot
Ezzie, Looking forward to seeing what the 90mm...

Ezzie,

Looking forward to seeing what the 90mm does on the R D1. I have a nice 90mm that I can use but haven't put it on the camera yet.

I'm shooting with the 15mm, 35mm, and am trying out a 50mm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,810
Posted By lightshot
Gorgeous photos - those monkeys make me want a...

Gorgeous photos - those monkeys make me want a 40mm too. :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-11-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,975
Posted By lightshot
The monkeys did a number on me too - my GAS is in...

The monkeys did a number on me too - my GAS is in overtime over that 40mm 1.4.

But - I already bought a 15mm due to Back Alley's thread, and can't really justify another lens purchase based on...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-11-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,673
Posted By lightshot
Very cool! So has anyone received their Yashica...

Very cool!

So has anyone received their Yashica yet?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,599
Posted By lightshot
I've seen a few amateur photos and videos taken...

I've seen a few amateur photos and videos taken at concerts that looked decent, but most aren't that great.

I understand why some venues and groups restrict photos, but it's a little like the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-10-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 7,343
Posted By lightshot
Very nice! Am looking forward to reading more....

Very nice! Am looking forward to reading more....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,635
Posted By lightshot
In my life the D700 is the better choice based on...

In my life the D700 is the better choice based on usage not on price. We need the D700 for photography work, but have little use for an M9. Maybe some day I will try an M9 and save up to buy one,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-07-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By lightshot
Yes! I love the camera and I estimate it's value...

Yes! I love the camera and I estimate it's value in the pleasure I get from it's use. I guess I wasn't too clear, eh? :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By lightshot
I like 5, 6 and 9 the best. :D #3 is pretty...

I like 5, 6 and 9 the best. :D #3 is pretty good too though!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-06-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By lightshot
I think the value for the cost is tremendous....

I think the value for the cost is tremendous. :D

I only wish the price were a bit lower so I could buy a second one!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-06-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,673
Posted By lightshot
This might be the source

This might be the source for the "digital Holga" appellation.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10367625-1.html

We'd be lucky if the photos taken from it look Holga-like, but I think Cnet saying...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By lightshot
Well now Roger, by that reasoning then my husband...

Well now Roger, by that reasoning then my husband is a reflection of me since he keeps taking my gear. Does that mean that the person I really love is me? :p
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2009
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,109
Posted By lightshot
Now that is just too pretty! I wish mine was...

Now that is just too pretty! I wish mine was ready to be re-skinned but it's too nice yet. Am thinking more of an orange or blue for mine. :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2009
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,109
Posted By lightshot
Nice shot Jeff, and hi! Karen

Nice shot Jeff, and hi!

Karen
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-04-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 7,673
Posted By lightshot
Oh yes.... :D I'm going to wait to see what...

Oh yes.... :D

I'm going to wait to see what pics look like from this and then perhaps I'll add one to my collection hee hee hee (gleefully rubbing hands together in anticipation) :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 2,839
Posted By lightshot
For a walk one camera one lens. I usually keep...

For a walk one camera one lens.

I usually keep two cameras and a few lenses in the car wherever I go.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-31-2009
Replies: 303
Views: 127,851
Posted By lightshot
Retina IIa natch. :D

Retina IIa natch. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 9,085
Posted By lightshot
I use straps. My Nikons have Op-Tech straps (D90...

I use straps. My Nikons have Op-Tech straps (D90 and D700) because I wear them whenever I have them out for shooting.

My RF's have lighter straps, and my R D1 has a Zhou half case and a fancy felt...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By lightshot
What about a Domke vest? I picked a used one up...

What about a Domke vest? I picked a used one up on the evil auction site for $20 including shipping. You can get some good deals on used vests on there. It holds a lot of gear and the pockets are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Posted By lightshot
The A & A glove leather Elliot's Everyday Bag for...

The A & A glove leather Elliot's Everyday Bag for my R D1.

Nothing's too good for my baby! :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-29-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 9,235
Posted By lightshot
I read his lens reviews and some of his tips. ...

I read his lens reviews and some of his tips. His Nikon lens reviews have saved me some $$$ over the last few months.

I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that the photos on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By lightshot
Amazing! That is absolutely amazing to me. This...

Amazing! That is absolutely amazing to me. This is something I have to try out!

Thanks for all of your responses and the links to the threads. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By lightshot
Using coffee and vinegar for developing

I haven't started darkroom work yet, but this really intrigues me.

I was looking up a Purma Special and some pics taken from one, and the guy who took the pics used coffee as a developer and...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-29-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 39,683
Posted By lightshot
I use sunny 16. I started with a Holgaroid so I...

I use sunny 16. I started with a Holgaroid so I got used to "guessing." It's working for me so far.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-29-2009
Replies: 85
Views: 5,551
Posted By lightshot
That's my carry around film camera too. It's a...

That's my carry around film camera too. It's a lovely bit of gear to use. :)

I usually have the IIa, the GF-1 and the R D1 with me whenever I leave the house.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-29-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,231
Posted By lightshot
It is very tempting to see all of those pretty R...

It is very tempting to see all of those pretty R D1's for sale....

I'm sure your wife will forgive you. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-28-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By lightshot
The only pocket camera I can recommend from...

The only pocket camera I can recommend from experience is the Lumix Tz5.

Advantages:
Price
Portability
Ability to shoot in low light
Virtually indestructible ( has been dropped, drop kicked, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By lightshot
My "baby's" - the cameras I won't part with....

My "baby's" - the cameras I won't part with.

Yahsica 635 complete with 35mm adapter kit. Just two small scuffs on the case, a real joy to look at and use. Along with its sister the Yashica Mat...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By lightshot
Yes. I was suffering from PMS when I chanced on...

Yes. I was suffering from PMS when I chanced on RFF. I was missing something that I couldn't get/find with a DSLR, but then I found a renewed interest.

Now I have a lot more to learn and a lot...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-23-2009
Replies: 1,762
Views: 445,109
Posted By lightshot
Just got the RD-1

I just got the RD 1. The nice fellow who sold it to me had the battery charged up and it miraculously arrived the same day as my CV 35mm. :D

I could not be happier with this camera. It's the ONE...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 4,263
Posted By lightshot
Arrgghh Men...... :rolleyes:

Arrgghh

Men...... :rolleyes:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By lightshot
It's more dangerous and inimical than GAS if you...

It's more dangerous and inimical than GAS if you ask me.

Now he's after my D90 after successfully convincing me to buy it so he could have my D60. He's trying to convince me to purchase the D700...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-19-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By lightshot
I picked one up for a bit more than that but if...

I picked one up for a bit more than that but if hubby keeps up with his WGAS (wife's gear acquisition syndrome) I would not be adverse to getting another.... ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By lightshot
But you can still find F-2's for around a...

But you can still find F-2's for around a $100.00. Great bag - I have one of them for gear.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,460
Posted By lightshot
The second one looks really good!

The second one looks really good!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-16-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 15,897
Posted By lightshot
I am seeing this too and am happy about it. My...

I am seeing this too and am happy about it. My D90 always over exposes so I have to correct for it, but the Lumix does not. I like the softer colors, and am finding that when set to monochrome or...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-16-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 15,897
Posted By lightshot
Test shots with the GF-1 and 20mm...

Test shots with the GF-1 and 20mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-16-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 15,897
Posted By lightshot
That is a handsome looking set up!

That is a handsome looking set up!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-15-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 15,897
Posted By lightshot
It took a while and a lot of flip flopping...

It took a while and a lot of flip flopping between the GH-1, G-1 and the GF-1 but I finally made up my mind and bought the GF-1. I'm looking forward to using it!

I got the GF-1 with the 20mm...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 4,670
Posted By lightshot
Beautifully put. :) My philosophy since I was in...

Beautifully put. :)

My philosophy since I was in my 20's has been "live with no regrets" and that applies to everything I do and all of the people I deal with. I also couldn't make much sense of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By lightshot
Too cool! It even has your name mentioned right...

Too cool! It even has your name mentioned right there as "photographer" very nice! :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-13-2009
Replies: 85
Views: 6,741
Posted By lightshot
I have done a lot of stupid things since I began...

I have done a lot of stupid things since I began with film photography but the dumbest thing has to do with shooting with my Holgaroid.

I had just gotten it and had read all of the directions. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-12-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 7,127
Posted By lightshot
She really had a good eye - some of her photos...

She really had a good eye - some of her photos are captivating. I'm glad you posted the link - this is one story I'll be following.
Forum: Off Topic 10-11-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,108
Posted By lightshot
Jeremy, You don't need a major right now, do...

Jeremy,

You don't need a major right now, do you? Just because you pick something now doesn't mean that it's written in stone so please don't do yourself a disservice by trying to have everything...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-09-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,795
Posted By lightshot
On here - yes. In other places or in other...

On here - yes.

In other places or in other situations a qualified yes. I trust people until proven wrong. Sometimes it causes me problems but usually not. I would rather live my life as trusting...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,771
Posted By lightshot
I've noticed the same thing when I'm out shooting...

I've noticed the same thing when I'm out shooting with a TLR. For some reason I feel more comfortable shooting with the waist level finder and seeing my subjects that way. I really enjoy shooting...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,674
Posted By lightshot
Thanks for posting the video! Unfortunately I'm...

Thanks for posting the video!

Unfortunately I'm still up in the air about which one to get. I like the features on both.

I already have a pocket sized Lumix - my Tz5 that I love for it's almost...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,460
Posted By lightshot
The only thing you can really do with the...

The only thing you can really do with the negative part is to wait just a few seconds after shooting and then make a contact print out of it. Fuzzy, imprecise, and best used for alternative art not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4,448
Posted By lightshot
I saw that link on another message board and boy...

I saw that link on another message board and boy are some of those photos terrible! I wonder though about the photographers portfolio - are all of his photos bad or were the bride and groom just...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,764
Posted By lightshot
I picked a Yashica Mat124g over a Rollei mainly...

I picked a Yashica Mat124g over a Rollei mainly because of the good deal I got on one. I love using it so much that I've since picked up a Yashica 635 so I can shoot both 120 and 35mm films, so I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,951
Posted By lightshot
I shoot both. I'm an amateur that started with...

I shoot both. I'm an amateur that started with film last month. When I leave the house I either grab my M2 or my Yashica 635 to shoot for fun, so I'd have to say I use film the most. If I have to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By lightshot
Good shots! Looking forward to you posting some...

Good shots! Looking forward to you posting some more. The Yashicamat is a lovely little camera, eh? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,819
Posted By lightshot
1)Because I'm new to film photography and I...

1)Because I'm new to film photography and I wanted to see if I liked using a rangefinder as much as my Yashicamat.

2)If I don't try a rangefinder I won't know if I like it compared to other 35mm...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-26-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 32,363
Posted By lightshot
Only one of the old cameras I bought off of eBay...

Only one of the old cameras I bought off of eBay requires repairs. I looked for photographers selling off their gear, and all but two of the cameras I purchased had been recently CLA'd. I tried to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2009
Replies: 221
Views: 17,079
Posted By lightshot
I honestly can't see film or film photography...

I honestly can't see film or film photography ever going away. Even if you started with film after using one of those nasty mass produced DSLR's (and what film camera wasn't produced for the masses...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-19-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By lightshot
Solved it. The lever on the side was jammed so I...

Solved it. The lever on the side was jammed so I rocked it with a pair of tweezers until I could reset the camera. Now it works like a charm! I was getting tired of lugging it around on a tripod...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-18-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By lightshot
How do I reset the Synchro lever on an Ace-E

Hi all,

How do I reset the Synchro lever on my Ace-E? I found the instruction manual online, but do not know how to get the camera off of self-timer (v).

I do not see the synchro lever that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By lightshot
The Brick for sale.

I know I saw a bargain thread on here somewhere but darned if I know where it is now. If anyone is interested, here's a Vintage Argus Cintar 35 mm Camera w/ Range Finder ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-17-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 8,919
Posted By lightshot
Enjoyment and quality are two very separate...

Enjoyment and quality are two very separate things in my mind. So far the pictures I enjoy the most are the ones I shot with the Holgaroid. They are what others might perceive as being of poor...
Forum: Other RF 09-16-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,734
Posted By lightshot
I think it's time for you to buy a nice medium...

I think it's time for you to buy a nice medium format folder. It will break up the monotony a little. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 5,002
Posted By lightshot
A little over $1000 for my Nikon D90 (Ritz Camera...

A little over $1000 for my Nikon D90 (Ritz Camera - so that tells you something)

For film cameras $800.00 for an M2 with half case - recently CLA'd. Next up but worth it would be $225 for my mint...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By lightshot
You got it right! And remember, it's a Holga, so...

You got it right! And remember, it's a Holga, so if it's right side up or down it really doesn't matter a whole heck of a lot. :D have fun with it!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By lightshot
A lot of folks seem to think that newer=better,...

A lot of folks seem to think that newer=better, when really only time will tell if model X was really better than model Y.

I don't think that "new" in a camera is better for everyone. Sometimes...
Forum: Other RF 09-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,777
Posted By lightshot
Thanks ZeissFan! I appreciate your guide - I...

Thanks ZeissFan! I appreciate your guide - I know I'm going to be using it. :)

I ran into more problems with the Ikonta though. The film advance is not working properly, the film counter isn't...
Forum: Other RF 09-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,777
Posted By lightshot
I appreciate it, but it works now :confused: I...

I appreciate it, but it works now :confused: I closed the camera up, and was fiddling with the film release button so I could rewind and reinsert the film to try again, when the camera made a...
Forum: Other RF 09-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,777
Posted By lightshot
Zeiss Ikonta 522/24

Just got my camera in today, and am already beating my head against the wall in frustration. :bang: I have film loaded in the camera, and have followed the manual on Mike Butkus's site, but am...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,291
Posted By lightshot
I only have a Yashica Mat 124G as well. So far I...

I only have a Yashica Mat 124G as well. So far I love it. No film spacing problems, no trouble with any of the mechanics of the camera. I'm not looking to get another TLR now either, but who knows...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-13-2009
Replies: 206
Views: 291,781
Posted By lightshot
I had to laugh over the initial post! I do...

I had to laugh over the initial post! I do prefer steam trains and drive a vintage 230 SL! Too funny!

That's in part what turned me towards vintage cameras and film photography - the desire to go...
Forum: Other RF 09-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,569
Posted By lightshot
Thank you - and thanks for the website reference...

Thank you - and thanks for the website reference too! That site really helps me out a lot as far as the history and specifics of my new "toy."

I can hardly wait for it to arrive so I can load it up...
Forum: Other RF 09-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,569
Posted By lightshot
Contina II (524/24)

Hi all,

I tried to search for some info on this camera but had no luck. Can anyone tell me a little bit about this camera?

I kind of lost my mind tonight and picked it up on "evil--bay" for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By lightshot
Where can I send it in for a CLA? Will any...

Where can I send it in for a CLA? Will any camera shop do one, or do I need to go to a professional? I was reading on here about DAG (I think that's what it was) is that a good person?

Thanks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By lightshot
Humm... so maybe there is a fly in the ointment...

Humm... so maybe there is a fly in the ointment here. If it's selling for that good a price, then maybe there is something wrong with the body or the lens. I'm going to check into it a little bit...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By lightshot
Leica IIIa w/Elmar 5cm lens - good deal?

Hi,

First post here. I found a Leica IIIa 35mm with an Elmar 5cm lens for sale for $200.00. From my reading it seems that this is a good deal, but I am wondering what the drawbacks are to this...
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