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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 4,946
Posted By Topdog1
Proof of what? Is it often forged? /Ira

Proof of what? Is it often forged?

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 4,946
Posted By Topdog1
It's a great investment opportunity. Buy the...

It's a great investment opportunity. Buy the Noctilux now, use it for a few years. Then, if you want, sell it for a few dollars more than you bought it. Look at it as an opportunity!


/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Topdog1
I make it a habit to patrol eBay photo listings...

I make it a habit to patrol eBay photo listings to report scams. It's easy and quick to do. I hate the scammers. It makes me feel real good to see their listings removed.

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By Topdog1
This is a clearly fraudulent listing. I reported...

This is a clearly fraudulent listing. I reported it to eBay which everyone should do if an item has even a hint of suspicion about it. I'm sure it will be gone by tomorrow.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 3,681
Posted By Topdog1
I am AC/DC. It's the best of both worlds. Why...

I am AC/DC. It's the best of both worlds. Why give something up when you don't have to?

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Topdog1
Just wind past the first frame! :) Seriously,...

Just wind past the first frame! :)

Seriously, though, how do you reset the frame count on the R-D1? I've never done that before.

On another note - you might consider reloading the V2.0 firmware....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Topdog1
I have never seen that in either of my R-D1s....

I have never seen that in either of my R-D1s. What kind of memory card are you using? You might try a new one to see if it's some kind of memory write error.

/Ira
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By Topdog1
The site is pretty useless. Some of the links...

The site is pretty useless. Some of the links point to parked domains. What gives?

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Let me repeat myself from above. (My last post to...

Let me repeat myself from above. (My last post to this thread):

Disagreeing with American government policies does not make you anti-american. Disagreeing with Israeli government policies does not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
I believe the arguments were started by others. I...

I believe the arguments were started by others. I merely made the observation. Seems to have touched a sensitive nerve.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
The people who are dancing around this topic know...

The people who are dancing around this topic know very well what the issues are. As for your avatar...http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ms/thumb/b/be/Stalin.jpg/250px-Stalin.jpg

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Disagreeing with American government policies...

Disagreeing with American government policies does not make you anti-american. Disagreeing with Israeli government policies does not make you anti-Israeli. Being anti-israeli makes you anti-semitic....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Appropriate avatar... /Ira

Appropriate avatar...

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Thanks for the compliment. /Ira P.S. How is it...

Thanks for the compliment.

/Ira
P.S. How is it you saw my posts on this item?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Anti-Israelism IS the new anti-semitism. Don't be...

Anti-Israelism IS the new anti-semitism. Don't be a dictionary fool.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Why "sic"? That is precisely the point....

Why "sic"? That is precisely the point.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Subjectivist fool. /Ira

Subjectivist fool.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Well said...and point well taken. /Ira

Well said...and point well taken.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
That is deffinitely anti-semitic. And I think you...

That is deffinitely anti-semitic. And I think you know it.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
Of course that's what they'd like you to believe....

Of course that's what they'd like you to believe. And they've succeded, too. What a dupe!

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,692
Posted By Topdog1
...of anti-semitic trash. /Ira

...of anti-semitic trash.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By Topdog1
I believe Kodak is actually rated #3 by market...

I believe Kodak is actually rated #3 by market share for consumer digital cameras. They have been very successful with their digital cameras, although maybe not to the users who frequent this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 1,734
Posted By Topdog1
Congratulations! Classic baby and mom pics. Now,...

Congratulations! Classic baby and mom pics.

Now, is it a girl or is it Tri-x. You simply must make up your mind!

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By Topdog1
In defense of film by the photo editor of The Times magazine

Call me a Luddite, but it's just magic
Graham Wood: Analysis
For all of my 35 years as a photographer, I have always used film. Partly itís because I am a Luddite, partly because film is just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By Topdog1
When motion pcitures go digital, so will Kodak

Here is more from that article. Note: the future of kodak's film business depends on the future of motion picture film. When that goes digital, Kodak will say goodbye to film. Doesn't mean it will...
Forum: Travel 02-08-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,566
Posted By Topdog1
Is it safe for a Westerner to go to Morocco these...

Is it safe for a Westerner to go to Morocco these days?

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Topdog1
Now you know one of the reasons people like...

Now you know one of the reasons people like digital cameras.

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Topdog1
Is there an outline of your template you could...

Is there an outline of your template you could share with us? I wouldn't have thought it so diificult to create an invoice. It sounds like your invoice is a combination of licensing terms and a...
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Topdog1
That's my problem, too. /Ira

That's my problem, too.

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Topdog1
I couldn't see the race sets. They loaded to my...

I couldn't see the race sets. They loaded to my browser but the images never appeared. I'm using Firefox.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Topdog1
I think it needs to be...

I think it needs to be "SteveRD1&M8".

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Topdog1
I have no idea of my own experience with this,...

I have no idea of my own experience with this, but it seems counter-intuitive. A smaller sensor should give a longer effective lens, hence more magnification, hence GREATER camera shake.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Topdog1
Looks like you live in Northern California from...

Looks like you live in Northern California from the pics, say, Silicon Valley?

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By Topdog1
It's an Xpan I with 45mm lens. I'd like a 30mm...

It's an Xpan I with 45mm lens. I'd like a 30mm lens, but they seem to cost a fortune.

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By Topdog1
I just find it easier to adjust tripod mounted...

I just find it easier to adjust tripod mounted cameras when the socket is on the lens axis. It also has an effect on parallax error for stitched panoramas.

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 02-06-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By Topdog1
I put my name on the National Do Not Call list....

I put my name on the National Do Not Call list. The best piece of legislation the government ever passed. And it works, too! No more pesky calls.

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By Topdog1
Wow! That is one really cool site. Even Frank...

Wow! That is one really cool site. Even Frank wouldn't be "done" if he knew about it. :p
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By Topdog1
Who is RRS? /Ira

Who is RRS?

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By Topdog1
Why does the Xpan have an offset tripod hole?

I am sooo excited. I just picked up my Xpan from a very nice local seller on eBay. Much to my surprise, I see that the tripod socket is offset way to the side of the body, kind of like an M body...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-06-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Topdog1
I want them to cover the 24x65 format, otherwise,...

I want them to cover the 24x65 format, otherwise, whatr's really the point? I can alwayd carry a second camera body for a "normal" 35mm lens.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By Topdog1
Sexy! :) /Ira

Sexy! :)

/Ira
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By Topdog1
Very very nice. A great project. I found some of...

Very very nice. A great project. I found some of the pics quite memorable.

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,040
Posted By Topdog1
Take a backup camera. Sounds like that trip is...

Take a backup camera. Sounds like that trip is too important to be able to count on just a single one - even a reliable old mechanical M body by itself.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Topdog1
Pasties for a Leica stripper. Deffinitely....

Pasties for a Leica stripper. Deffinitely. :D

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 02-02-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,468
Posted By Topdog1
The beauty of the forum concept is that if you...

The beauty of the forum concept is that if you don't like the forum, you can always go somewhere else or start a new one. I'm sure Steven is sensitive to that fact as well. Your participation in a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-02-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Topdog1
It's a so-so price. If you can get a refurb on...

It's a so-so price. If you can get a refurb on the Epson site it's $1,350, with the secret discount code. Otherwise, $1550. New ones are going on eBay for around $2100.

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Topdog1
That really sucks! BowWowwwwwwwwwwwww....

That really sucks!

BowWowwwwwwwwwwwww....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 3,676
Posted By Topdog1
" What's the best way to become a better...

" What's the best way to become a better photographer?"

Shoot shoot shoot. Look at what the greats have done. Find inspiration in them. Shoot shoot shoot. Then shoot some more.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Topdog1
"When the camera is cocked and left on, and it's...

"When the camera is cocked and left on, and it's goes to sleep, don't expect the shutter to release on one press. It needs one to awake and then one to fire. ARGH! I must have lost several dozen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Topdog1
It's fixed now.

It's fixed now.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By Topdog1
B&H and Adorama both had M8 batteries earlier...

B&H and Adorama both had M8 batteries earlier this week.

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By Topdog1
Everyone wonders if film will die when the big...

Everyone wonders if film will die when the big manufacturers stop making it. This is a reminder that it might be as good as dead if affordable scanners disappear, which looks like it may happen...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,700
Posted By Topdog1
I guess I should RTFM, as we used to say. :)...

I guess I should RTFM, as we used to say. :)

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-01-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,217
Posted By Topdog1
What model flash did you use for this shoot? /Ira

What model flash did you use for this shoot?

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,296
Posted By Topdog1
I carry a Casio EX-S600 in my shirt pocket at all...

I carry a Casio EX-S600 in my shirt pocket at all times. I also have a cell phone camera that I almost never use (does that count?). So, I always have two photo making devices with me at all times....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By Topdog1
Pretty is as pretty does. But they are so nice....

Pretty is as pretty does. But they are so nice. Why not have a project where you cycle through them? a Diiferent one each week or month for a while.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,700
Posted By Topdog1
As far as using flash properly goes, it's only at...

As far as using flash properly goes, it's only at a RANGEFINDER forum that people could say they don't know how to use flash properly. With ttl flash, there is almost nothing to know, especially for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-31-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Topdog1
Welcome aboard, JohnnyRangefinder. The ride is...

Welcome aboard, JohnnyRangefinder. The ride is great.

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-31-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Topdog1
I'm sure there's a joke here somewhere about M8...

I'm sure there's a joke here somewhere about M8 QC, but I won't be the one to make it.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By Topdog1
If you like TTL metering, nothing else quite...

If you like TTL metering, nothing else quite suffices as a substitute. (I do). BTW, I have small hands and really love the M5. Talk about your classic hockey puck - whamo! It also has the best meter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Topdog1
Is this anythjing like an undocumented...

Is this anythjing like an undocumented alien?

Should it be rounded up and deported?

If you do a work for hire with it can you be rounded up and deported?

Is it a terrorist?

Does it need a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-31-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Topdog1
Another way to look at it: R-D1 with broken...

Another way to look at it: R-D1 with broken LCD...the perfect digital rangefinder!

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
Condoms???

Condoms???
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,655
Posted By Topdog1
Let's take it easy. Everyone has their passion...

Let's take it easy. Everyone has their passion and sometimes gets carried away with it. Hey, if it weren't for egregious excess this forum would be no fun at all.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,655
Posted By Topdog1
Let's face it. Using a Leica is a visceral...

Let's face it. Using a Leica is a visceral experience. It can't be described. I know that sounds silly. It did to me until 6 months ago when I picked up my first M3. So, it's natural to talk about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,655
Posted By Topdog1
Pi'tures? We don't need no stinkin' pi'tures. We...

Pi'tures? We don't need no stinkin' pi'tures. We got cameras. That's what its really all about. Cameras. Give me more more more. Stack them high and stack them wide. Let me revel in them. Pile them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
No. But you can have your old Ampex reel-to-reel...

No. But you can have your old Ampex reel-to-reel video recorder back.

/Ira
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Topdog1
It's not tiny to me. Tiny is my Casio EX-S600...

It's not tiny to me. Tiny is my Casio EX-S600 which is about the size of 3 stacked credit cards and weighs the same. I carry it in my shirt pocket always. I never even know it's there. Now that is a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Topdog1
If you get any help, let me know. Mine does the...

If you get any help, let me know. Mine does the same. I just learn to live with it.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Topdog1
I over paid for my first M3. I now have 6 M...

I over paid for my first M3. I now have 6 M bodies. Don't worry - you get used to overpaying for Leicas!

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Topdog1
:D:D:D One for each, Sailor Ted. /Ira

:D:D:D

One for each, Sailor Ted.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By Topdog1
Ok, so now I have much more apperciation for...

Ok, so now I have much more apperciation for those super-wides. Did you use an external viewfinder made for the R-D1?

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By Topdog1
Ted, Beautiful coloration. Inquiring mids...

Ted,
Beautiful coloration. Inquiring mids want to know re: pic #1: Did you pay her 50 cents? :)

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By Topdog1
Ted, Interesting, beacause I process my...

Ted,
Interesting, beacause I process my Epson raws with Lightroom, not the Epson bundled SW.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Topdog1
Sure, get an M8! /Ira

Sure, get an M8!

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Topdog1
Maybe its just a tease, 'cause the pix sure...

Maybe its just a tease, 'cause the pix sure are.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
Bring back typewriters...bring back film...bring...

Bring back typewriters...bring back film...bring back vinyl records...bring back boob-tube TVs...ah, the good old days!

:D:D:D/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Topdog1
How about some bigger pix? Or is that all there...

How about some bigger pix? Or is that all there is?

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
I have insurance for that, too. :rolleyes: /Ira

I have insurance for that, too. :rolleyes:

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
They'll sell a bundle because they are, well,...

They'll sell a bundle because they are, well, bundled with all new PCs. ;)

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By Topdog1
Deffinitely a real warmth. I was reviewing a...

Deffinitely a real warmth. I was reviewing a couple of pics in camera taken around sunset and was really taken aback by that, je ne sais quoi, Epson glow. Yes, that's it -- the Epson glow. (I am...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Topdog1
"Obviously, it was used a lot and the body shows...

"Obviously, it was used a lot and the body shows marks of wear."

This does not sound like a bargain to me at $1,000. What will the seller do if it doesn't work? Do you know him? Does he live near...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Topdog1
Ever see a film camera arc a sparc of static...

Ever see a film camera arc a sparc of static electricity across the film when wound in cold weather? Isn't that one of the reasons the early M3s had glass film pressure plates (that and flatness)? In...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,436
Posted By Topdog1
" What do you think about the prospects of your...

" What do you think about the prospects of your new M8 being a door stop in seven or eight years?"

It will be no matter what. Write your legislator and ask him/her to repeal Moore's Law. Then you'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Topdog1
Now you know why all photojournalists have moved...

Now you know why all photojournalists have moved to digital.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
But digital time is like dog years: 1 year in the...

But digital time is like dog years: 1 year in the life of a digital camera is like 5 years in the life of an analogue camera.

/Ira

<=== Woof, woof. That's me. :cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
I was refering to the M7s and MPs that the Hong...

I was refering to the M7s and MPs that the Hong Kong dealers sell, not the M8. But if an M8 works beyond infant mortality, I don't see why it shouldn't keep working as long as you'd want to use it: ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 16
Poll: Just for Fun
Views: 950
Posted By Topdog1
They are both digital since we are viewing them...

They are both digital since we are viewing them online. That's what's always been the wierd thing to me: If digital has a certain "look", why wouldn't all photos viewed online have that look, since...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
Given the legendary reliability of Leica cameras,...

Given the legendary reliability of Leica cameras, don't they usually just die of infant mortality or work forever? Does anyone really care about the extended warranty?


I think luxury priced...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By Topdog1
And that, my friend, is also why the camera you...

And that, my friend, is also why the camera you use does make a difference...to you! It's not just all about the finished print to the photographer. But it is to the viewer.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
The big Hong Kong camera dealers on eBay sell new...

The big Hong Kong camera dealers on eBay sell new M bodies at a considerable discount to the US and Europe. You can get MPs and M7s at great prices from them, albeit with International warranties (a...
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Topdog1
Never seen the like of it before. Who colletcs...

Never seen the like of it before. Who colletcs them? Where do they go? Why there? Seems like the makings of a citizen photojournalism report for your blog. Go for it, Conor.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
Adorama also seems to have batteries and chargers...

Adorama also seems to have batteries and chargers in stock, if B&H runs out.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
Ted, Always glad to help out another gear...

Ted,
Always glad to help out another gear head. :)

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Topdog1
I just did a quick check at B&H. They are out of...

I just did a quick check at B&H. They are out of M8's but the battery is in stock, if you want one.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,895
Posted By Topdog1
Don't get an MP. Get an MP3. There's one waiting...

Don't get an MP. Get an MP3. There's one waiting for you out there, just around that corner, just around the bend....

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,700
Posted By Topdog1
Smile These are nice. I wouldn't be so...

These are nice. I wouldn't be so self-depreciating!

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,390
Posted By Topdog1
I wonder if the slow down occurs when you import...

I wonder if the slow down occurs when you import the photos into LR, rather than leaving them in place? I had a copy of iPhoto on a MAC early on that got so slow as I imported more photos into it...
Forum: Off Topic 01-29-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By Topdog1
I would get an older Hamiltom. Look around...

I would get an older Hamiltom. Look around online. There are lots of reputable sellers.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,638
Posted By Topdog1
What happens when you like them all??...

What happens when you like them all?? :bang::bang::bang:

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Topdog1
I'd love to be in California. Instead I'm stuck...

I'd love to be in California. Instead I'm stuck in boring old New Jersey. Count your blessings!

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,390
Posted By Topdog1
Personally, I'm confused by all of the different...

Personally, I'm confused by all of the different photo processing options from Adobe. Is there a site that gives a straightforward accounting of them?

I have been using Lightroom and like it very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,638
Posted By Topdog1
Everyone has their favorite M body. They are all...

Everyone has their favorite M body. They are all wonderful. I picked up an M5 a few months ago. Now that is one amazing camera to my hands. Give it a try. It is the most underappreciated of all the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Topdog1
How do you burn in just the backdrop? /Ira

How do you burn in just the backdrop?

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By Topdog1
I lost an order once for the same screwy reason....

I lost an order once for the same screwy reason. Keep trying. Eventually it will work, just like RD-1 itself!

/Ira
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-26-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,940
Posted By Topdog1
"Garireo finder". I never noticed that before in...

"Garireo finder". I never noticed that before in the spec sheet. How funny - that's Japanese for "Galileo finder"!! :D:D

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By Topdog1
Looks like demand might be slowing down. They...

Looks like demand might be slowing down. They used to sell 100 in a snap!

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By Topdog1
Yes, it's normal, but I would call anyway. The...

Yes, it's normal, but I would call anyway. The number is on the refurb Web site.
RTFM, as we used to say in the old days. :)

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By Topdog1
21 in stock as of Jan. 25, 3:00 AM, EST. /Ira

21 in stock as of Jan. 25, 3:00 AM, EST.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,878
Posted By Topdog1
Tsk..tsk. So negative. Sometimes its easy to get...

Tsk..tsk. So negative. Sometimes its easy to get caught up in ones own little community's thinking, e.g. RFF.com. I bet most potential buyers don't even know about the problems that have been bandied...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-25-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,878
Posted By Topdog1
Good one! What's it mean?...

Good one! What's it mean? :confused::):confused:

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Topdog1
Yeah, I'm a Cockapoo. Cute, aren't I? :angel:

Yeah, I'm a Cockapoo. Cute, aren't I? :angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Topdog1
A good way to get a sense of the market is to go...

A good way to get a sense of the market is to go on eBay and put a bunch of the M3s on your watch list and see what they go for. No need to rush - there are always plenty listed on the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By Topdog1
Aye, aye, Captain. /Ira

Aye, aye, Captain.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By Topdog1
Please forgive us. We've all gotten giddy as our...

Please forgive us. We've all gotten giddy as our esteemed founder seems to be cashing out all of his rangefinder chips.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By Topdog1
The Sinar acquisition was stopped, I...

The Sinar acquisition was stopped, I believe.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,204
Posted By Topdog1
If Leica were still a public company, you could...

If Leica were still a public company, you could short the M8 by shorting its stock. Since it's not, you can't. But good try. So, tell me this - would you short Leica stock now, if you could?

/Ira
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Topdog1
I tell my wife that every package that comes to...

I tell my wife that every package that comes to the house "costs $100". It's our little joke now.

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By Topdog1
Sob...does that mean I didn't get it...sob...how...

Sob...does that mean I didn't get it...sob...how cruel...sob
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Topdog1
Hide it. That's what I do. /Ira

Hide it. That's what I do.

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-25-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Posted By Topdog1
Wow. How wierd. Do you have any photos we could...

Wow. How wierd. Do you have any photos we could see?

/Ira
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-25-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By Topdog1
I like the lookie-seeie lens tests. They are...

I like the lookie-seeie lens tests. They are interesting precisely because they aren't techie and let you see the qualitative features of the lens. They're fun, too. Why make a fuss about it? All...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By Topdog1
I will take the 50mm cannon f1.5 /Ira

I will take the 50mm cannon f1.5

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By Topdog1
Must be the new management.

Must be the new management.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 7,143
Posted By Topdog1
I meant this whole thread. This is getting...

I meant this whole thread. This is getting ridiculous. And no word from Sailor Ted since the first posting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
Well, you could click on the ads from any number...

Well, you could click on the ads from any number of US camera dealers on this site and find out. Duh.

/Ira :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-25-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 7,143
Posted By Topdog1
Is this for real??? :confused::confused::confused:

Is this for real??? :confused::confused::confused:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
I think we have identified a new syndrome here:...

I think we have identified a new syndrome here: CameraADD (camera attention deficit disorder) replacing GAS. Jorge, I hope you're not contagious! :eek:

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
Why do you think a camera retailer bought it?...

Why do you think a camera retailer bought it?

"Drugfinderforum" :eek:

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
Unless that day is today, why sell them,...

Unless that day is today, why sell them, then?

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
Unless you need the money why not sell a lens or...

Unless you need the money why not sell a lens or two and get a D200 kit. You can assemble a nice one for around $5K. Then you'll have the best of both worlds. Really, I think there is an interesting...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-24-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Posted By Topdog1
I don't have a Horizon, but I almost have a...

I don't have a Horizon, but I almost have a Noblex 150. It's in the mail.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,466
Posted By Topdog1
Exclamation First he sells the site...then he sells the...

First he sells the site...then he sells the gear... Makes sense.

Would you consider breaking it up or do you want to sell it as a bundle?

/Ira
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-24-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By Topdog1
Question Fair price for a used Xpan in excellent condition?

What is a fair price to pay for a used Xpan kit (camera+45mm lens+misc goodies)? I think I need one of these. :bang:

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,549
Posted By Topdog1
" I'd hate for RFF to end up looking like...

" I'd hate for RFF to end up looking like CameraQuest which is great example of a really good site with a horrendous structure."

The problem with the CameraQuest site is that it has NO structure -...
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By Topdog1
Just waiting for some equipment to arrive....

Just waiting for some equipment to arrive. Soon...soon...

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Topdog1
I like the stock body material, but I do see a...

I like the stock body material, but I do see a market here for CRR Luton. The paint is horrible and comes off very quickly, exposing the ugly magnesium metal underneath. I would deffinitely pay to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-24-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Topdog1
It's digital. Unless you are selling it now,...

It's digital. Unless you are selling it now, nothing will reduce its resale value more than time. Do what you like with it.

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Topdog1
It is the marketing departments of film companies...

It is the marketing departments of film companies that will have to explain this if film is to be a robust market - I won't say survive. And if the big companies do it too much it makes them seem...
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,549
Posted By Topdog1
Why don't the new forums show up on the forum...

Why don't the new forums show up on the forum list on the left side of the page? I'm sure that would help alot!

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By Topdog1
Hurray! /Ira

Hurray!

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By Topdog1
Where? I don't see them in the list. /Ira

Where? I don't see them in the list.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By Topdog1
Cool. I'll give it a try. /Ira

Cool. I'll give it a try.

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By Topdog1
Since we now have scale focused rangefinders,...

Since we now have scale focused rangefinders, which are technically not rangefinders at all, how about my request to convert Xpan/TX-1 into a more general Panoramic Rangefinder heading?

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By Topdog1
I didn't realize that Lightroom supported the...

I didn't realize that Lightroom supported the EpsonRaw format. Or do you have to use the Epson plug-in with it?

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Topdog1
Looks like an outboard rangefinder. I assume you...

Looks like an outboard rangefinder. I assume you could use it to determine the distance to a point and then dial in the distance on a lens scale. There was a Leica version for sale on eBay last week...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By Topdog1
Wow. Pretty slim pickins. What do most people...

Wow. Pretty slim pickins. What do most people here use?

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By Topdog1
Is there any update on RAW developers available...

Is there any update on RAW developers available for the R-D1 since the last post here in April 2005?

Thanks,
Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Topdog1
Unhappy Kodak closes its last developing lab in France

This from Stephen Gandy's other site, cvug.com

The English translation from the French is charmingly Roccoco. Beware the Numerical One :eek::

Kodak: the death of silver in France Yves Grandmontagne...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,007
Posted By Topdog1
Gee, do you think he'll be able to repair and...

Gee, do you think he'll be able to repair and repaint a water-logged M8 30 years out? :D

/Ira
(Couldn't resist that one)
(Gee, yourself, Ira. Do you think you'll be able to find any film for this M3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 7,410
Views: 3,777,808
Posted By Topdog1
I sent CRR an email a while back and they never...

I sent CRR an email a while back and they never responded. Kind of turned me off on the prospect of sending them my camera. All of these (re)painters seem to be, shall we say, temperamental.

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Topdog1
Did you look on eBay? There seem to be a bunch...

Did you look on eBay? There seem to be a bunch listed.

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Topdog1
Have you looked at the Epson 4990? That seems to...

Have you looked at the Epson 4990? That seems to be more highly regarded.

/Ira
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Topdog1
Allan, What is Doug Fisher's film...

Allan,

What is Doug Fisher's film holder?

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 2,961
Posted By Topdog1
My condolences on your loss, Frank. Will you be...

My condolences on your loss, Frank. Will you be going to Japan for the funeral?

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By Topdog1
The Sekonic L-208 TwinMate is great. Small enough...

The Sekonic L-208 TwinMate is great. Small enough to mount in your hot shoe, small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Comes with a lanyard and a hot shoe mounting adapter. Does both incident and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
"MF Rangefinders" is not a camera specific...

"MF Rangefinders" is not a camera specific category. We could rename "Xpan" to be "Panoramic rangefinders"; that would be parallel to "MF Rangefinders".

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
Technically you are correct, but it doesn't seem...

Technically you are correct, but it doesn't seem to be that far off topic since they are functionally quite similar. Most panoramic cameras are probably zone focused anyway, regardless of their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By Topdog1
It is also easier to hold a camera steady with...

It is also easier to hold a camera steady with both eyes open when shooting at slow speeds. It reduces the general tension in your body which contributes to camera shake. I have no problem with doing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
And there are 3 pages of rangefinder panoramic...

And there are 3 pages of rangefinder panoramic cameras listed by B&H starting here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=NavBar&A=search&Q=&ci=972

Regards,
Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
Oh yes, there's also the old Widelux. Great book...

Oh yes, there's also the old Widelux. Great book by Jeff Bridges (the movie star) showing his Widelux photos of movie stars and movie sets available...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
Gee, I missed that. How about adding "Noblex" to...

Gee, I missed that. How about adding "Noblex" to it. Well, there is also the Russian Horizon pano that is fixed focus, too, and who knows, more may come along in the future.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
No, they are all rangefinders, but some are fixed...

No, they are all rangefinders, but some are fixed focus rangefinders because of the depth of field. The "low-end" Noblexes are fixed focus but the "high-end" ones are fousable. ("" used because at...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-22-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 4,558
Posted By Topdog1
The sellers of new and slightly used R-D1(s) on...

The sellers of new and slightly used R-D1(s) on eBay are all in Japan, so you could well be right. I bought one from Matsuiyastore in Japan and the default language it booted with was Japanese.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Topdog1
Request for a panoramic camera forum

There have been many threads here on panoramic rangefinders: Xpan, Horizon, etc. Not to mention what one can do with digital stitching. And I just bought a Noblex. Can we add a Panoramic Forum to...
Forum: Off Topic 01-22-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By Topdog1
Why not file a complaint with the police and shut...

Why not file a complaint with the police and shut this beggar down.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Topdog1
To hold the camera (any camera) steady, you...

To hold the camera (any camera) steady, you should cradle it in your left hand, palm up, elbow braced against your body. Then wrap your right hand around the body , place index finger on shutter,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By Topdog1
Does anyone know where the 35mm Hexanon-M can be...

Does anyone know where the 35mm Hexanon-M can be purchased?

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,468
Posted By Topdog1
Guys, Let's just simmer down here. The...

Guys,
Let's just simmer down here. The beauty of a forum is that if you don't like it you can go somewhere else. And if there's no where else to go, you can start the somewhere else. There is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By Topdog1
I got a 28mm. Real nice on my R-D1! /Ira

I got a 28mm. Real nice on my R-D1!

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
Hey Jeff, Do you have any pointers for these...

Hey Jeff,
Do you have any pointers for these inks and papers? They look very non-standard.

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
Too late for me. I already bought it without the...

Too late for me. I already bought it without the code. Couldn't find it amidst all of the different R-D1 refurb threads. Anyone ever notice how bad search is in forums? Yuck!

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By Topdog1
Matsuyamastore (sp?) was selling new 28mm, 50mm,...

Matsuyamastore (sp?) was selling new 28mm, 50mm, and 90mm Hexanon-Ms on eBay a short while back. Don't know if he has any more. I bough them and really like them on my M bodies and R-D1.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By Topdog1
As many as you can afford. /Ira

As many as you can afford.

/Ira
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Topdog1
Looks like lens jaundice to me, especially if...

Looks like lens jaundice to me, especially if putting it in the sun fixes it. Might need a new liver, too. Don't buy!

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
I hate hanging out here. You made me buy one! GAS...

I hate hanging out here. You made me buy one! GAS attack over for the day.

/Ira
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-19-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 5,767
Posted By Topdog1
Leicagoodies, no longer in operation, sold...

Leicagoodies, no longer in operation, sold pinholes from 28mm - 50mm that were made from Leica body caps. Unfortunately, Leicagoodies.com is temporarily out of service.

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
Looks like there is no discount code that anyone...

Looks like there is no discount code that anyone knows. I'll just have to buy without one. (boohoo)

/Ira
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
Jeff, There were discount codes that were...

Jeff,
There were discount codes that were available for refurb R-D1s in Nov. and Dec. They were published here. They probably also worked with many other areas of the site. Just asking in case...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By Topdog1
Anyone have a discount code valid for January...

Anyone have a discount code valid for January 2007?

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By Topdog1
Oh no, Mr. Bill. We're going to take that fine...

Oh no, Mr. Bill. We're going to take that fine German glass and put some crappy Japanese filter in front of it? :eek: What is the world coming to? :confused: M8 users of the world unite!...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Topdog1
That would spell the death of film almost as...

That would spell the death of film almost as quickly as film manufacturing itself drying up.

/Ira
Forum: RFF News 01-19-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 8,963
Posted By Topdog1
I, too, like the user interface. Leave it as it...

I, too, like the user interface. Leave it as it is. But I also agree that the behavior when opening threads is inconsistent. Sometimes it takes me to the first post. Sometimes to the last post. Why...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By Topdog1
Why is that interesting? A German vs. Japanese...

Why is that interesting? A German vs. Japanese thing?

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 01-18-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Topdog1
Ok, I'll bite: What's that? :confused: /Ira

Ok, I'll bite: What's that? :confused:

/Ira
Forum: Off Topic 01-18-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Topdog1
"(*) for a better designation, honouring our New...

"(*) for a better designation, honouring our New Bartender, could anyone remind me what month are we living in according to the secular calendar invented bv the French Revolution ?"

What, we should...
Forum: Off Topic 01-18-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Topdog1
Jorge must have been goosing it for the sale to...

Jorge must have been goosing it for the sale to Stephen! :D Stephen, there are only 6 users posing as 10,000 here!! :eek:

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Topdog1
Hope I don't get assimilated. /Ira

Hope I don't get assimilated.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Topdog1
What's with the multiple, identical posts?

Is this courtesy of new management? :eek:

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-18-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,378
Posted By Topdog1
B&H is out of stock now. I just checked. /Ira

B&H is out of stock now. I just checked.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-17-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Topdog1
It's been discussed here before. Epson will not...

It's been discussed here before. Epson will not ship the refurbs to Europe.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Topdog1
Lucky duck! :cool:

Lucky duck! :cool:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-17-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By Topdog1
No problems here. The camera's upgrade SW is...

No problems here. The camera's upgrade SW is pretty smart. It even checks the battery power level before it begins to see if there's any risk of it shutting down mid-load. I wouldn't worry about it....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Topdog1
Sigh, what is? :bang: /Ira

Sigh, what is? :bang:

/Ira
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,596
Posted By Topdog1
"The need to set the framelines manually, the...

"The need to set the framelines manually, the fact there aren't framelines in the camera for wider than 28mm (effective a 42mm FOV), the fact the rangefinder patch doesn't travel with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,890
Posted By Topdog1
As Hegel said, No man is great to his butler. Not...

As Hegel said, No man is great to his butler. Not because he isn't great, but because his butler is a butler.

/Ira
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,890
Posted By Topdog1
I don't think I understand your point. /Ira

I don't think I understand your point.

/Ira
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Topdog1
Doh, you are right. :bang: I keep thinking GBP,...

Doh, you are right. :bang: I keep thinking GBP, not Euros. The Euros are alot cheaper.

/Ira
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