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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
Huss, What I glean is the vision to future-proof...

Huss,

What I glean is the vision to future-proof if one decides to go that way. My thinking is the current SL APO glass (Crons) might be future-proofed 4-5 generations.

Presently on my SL (24MP) I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
Corran, Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty...

Corran,

Looks the same perspective to me. Pretty dramatic.

Thanks for posting this example.

You should know that I rarely crop in post, and when I do it is never to the extent where it approaches...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
Corran, So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon...

Corran,

So you don't think say a 105/2.5 Nikon lens does not flatten (compress) a models features to flatter them, and that by cropping a 50 and using magnification the same compression can be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
D, I love large format, but I try to emulate it...

D,

I love large format, but I try to emulate it using small format digital.

In large format, shadow detail, and the midrange are most important, especially in larger prints.

In small prints not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
Corran, I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an...

Corran,

I own a Rollie Whiteface 3.5F with an 80mm lens.

At one time I also owned a TeleRolliflex with a 135mm lens.

But look at the excerp that I quoted.

The FOV is rendered by the same lens...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
Nick, I own a SL. Take note that all the native...

Nick,

I own a SL. Take note that all the native primes are all APO (all Crons) except my 50 Lux.

At Photoville I was able to borrow the APO 35 Cron from John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calzone
You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of...

You forgot DOF, OOF and compression of space. Of course these relate to focal length.

While what you might "see" is the same the rendering will be very different.

Obviously the lens sees things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 876
Posted By Calzone
Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator...

Just go across 14th Street and up the esculator to the third floor of DSW. There are some great panoramic arial shots of the Union Square Holiday Market to be had with a wide.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 876
Posted By Calzone
Mike, NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of...

Mike,

NYC is a shooter's paradise. Buy lots of film. Also don't be shy. Cameras and photographers are everywhere.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 876
Posted By Calzone
P, I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot...

P,

I have bad boundries and I tend to shoot kinda close. A guy who I met at B&H mentioned that I reminded him of Joel Meyerwitz, who was one of his friends. What does that mean?

Anyways I joke...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 876
Posted By Calzone
Mike, 400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd...

Mike,

400 ISO is fine. If I were you though I'd bring some Tri-X to shoot at night (800 ISO) with a fast lens, develope in Diafine. In urban areas there is mucho light at night to test your hand...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth...

At Photoville Sunday I went to the Leica booth and borrowed an APO 35 Cron-L from my friend John Kreider the Leica Technical Specialist for the Leica "S" and SL.

The Jono Slack review of how APO...
Forum: Leica SL 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M...

Raid,

I own the Leica M-L and Leica R-M adapters. For me stacking adapters allows the most flexibility.

I also own a Novaflex Nikon F-mount to "M" adapter that I use with my Noct-Nikkor where I'm...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Also realize that a while back Leica was...

OTL,

Also realize that a while back Leica was offering "free" M-adapters with the purchase of a CL.

Used M-adapters to L-mount should be plentiful.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica...

Raid,

I'm pretty sure if you stopped by a Leica Store you could borrow a SL for a few hours for free. Leica does this at Photoville where basically someone can try a M10 for two or so hours leaving...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
+1 It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel...

+1
It looks good and, as a guess, it will feel good in the hands, too, a sometimes undervalued consideration.[/QUOTE]

My SL is slightly bigger than a M, but the glass is both big and heavy. The...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes...

Photoville is this weekend. Leica forgoes participating in PhotoPlusExpo, but there is an opportunity to borrow and test Leica gear at Photoville with a photo ID and Credit Card as collateral at the...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
OTL, An Imacon is another expensive scanning...

OTL,

An Imacon is another expensive scanning solution. Not inexpensive either. In fact even more expensive.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Glenn, My labs are more nuclear and hospital...

Glenn,

My labs are more nuclear and hospital related. We basically make nuclides using a cyclotron to then create nuclear pharmaceticals for PET Camera imaging.

Bombarding materials to transmutate...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Marcelo, I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100...

Marcelo,

I'm finding FP4 to be more like 100 ISO.

HP5 likes more exposure too, like say 320. With Tri-X I get an honest 400.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Huss, A very good point. I overlooked...

Huss,

A very good point. I overlooked this.

Hmmm...

I have the Leica copy stand already, the Elpro for a 100/2.8 Macro, and the adapter for Nikon F-mount to use my Nikon 55/2.8 Macro AIS.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Randy, Thanks for the reply. Of course there...

Randy,

Thanks for the reply.

Of course there are safety concerns. Since I already own much of the hardware it seems to be the way to go.

Currently I concentrate on only using different two...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
OTL, Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP...

OTL,

Even maximizing my MM which is only 18 MP without a Bayer filter array I can print big (20x30 on 24x36 sheet). With some files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

A friend of mine shoots a...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
While the SL works great with both M and R manual...

While the SL works great with both M and R manual focus lenses, as well as my Noct-Nikkor, the pain is waiting for the native L-mount lenses.

The 50 Cron-L APO has just been released. Read Jon...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Analog, I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms...

Analog,

I agree. I loved my Hunchback of Solms (R8).

Also people disregard how the advances have been passed down from the Leica "S" to the SL, and lastly to the M10. For example the Maestro...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Don, When they decommisioned some labs at work,...

Don,

When they decommisioned some labs at work, I secured a triple beam scale and a set of brass calibrated weights. I have an ultrasonic tank to aid in making solutions as well as a chemistry...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,878
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Life, death, rebirth... This is what...

Helen,

Life, death, rebirth...

This is what Eric believed in, yet our hearts are broken.

Much love.

Cal
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Larry, My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal...

Larry,

My dad was a poor, illiterate, illegal immigrant who had a brutal life. He lived to 94.

I have pretty good odds of living past 100 with all my education. At 61 3/4 I'm only 153 pounds at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,681
Posted By Calzone
Larry, Consider that powdered developers have an...

Larry,

Consider that powdered developers have an indefinite shelf life. Might be a good time to stockpile.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky...

No doubt the CL is a great camera. I'm lucky because I own both a SL and CL. Call me spoiled.

The CL was a lot cheaper than buying short tele's for my SL. The CL takes great glass and exploits the...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked...

New from "Leica Rumors:" 47 MP and some leaked photo's. One less button on the back (only three instead of four) so the SL2 resembles the CL (a good thing). The grip is smaller and the rubberized...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,878
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET...

Helen,

Yesterday, Wednesday, I went to the MET to see the "Play It Loud" exhibition for the second time with my friend Dave. Earlier I had gone with Mike senior, and I was also suppose to go with...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Emile, That's a nice P1800. Although only a...

Emile,

That's a nice P1800. Although only a sedate 100 horsepower I enjoyed the balanced handling and the oversteer.

My Volvo 122S was very predictable as far as the handling went. Basically I...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Our friend John calls the CL "a digital...

Godfrey,

Our friend John calls the CL "a digital Barnack."

I think this term accurately fits.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Alan, The original MM makes great files in the...

Alan,

The original MM makes great files in the right hands. With some exceptional files I wish I had a 44 inch printer.

My friend Klaus and I say, "Big prints don't lie!" LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Ko.Fe, For me MF IQ to some extent is related to...

Ko.Fe,

For me MF IQ to some extent is related to print size.

Printing big expands the tonal range, and this is where files from small format cameras look and resemble medium format. The tonality...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Usually I'm the guilty party creating...

Godfrey,

Usually I'm the guilty party creating confusion. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Calzone
Jim, I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack...

Jim,

I'm with Godfrey in that the CL is Barnack sized and works well with M and R lenses.

My 50 Lux-R "E60" becomes a 75/1.4 that renders wonderfully. I even use mt Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 stacking a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 9,878
Posted By Calzone
Helen, Much love to you and Eric. You know you...

Helen,

Much love to you and Eric. You know you and Eric have my full support. Next Thursday I get paid. Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic...

Time to pull out the plastic card with the "magic numbers" and load up the truck.

I received an E-mail blast that Piezography is having their Labor Day Sale.

"Load up," I say and think of all the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
FT, I understand. I live in a 650 square foot...

FT,

I understand. I live in a 650 square foot apartment with a celeb fashion blogger. The place is booby trapped with woman's clothes, shoes and handbags.

For me I have all these images of NYC that...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
FS, I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware....

FS,

I don't think the film CL/CLE use firmware. LOL.

Only one CL that I know uses firmware and it is a digital camera.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Calzone
Mark, Be aware that at one time Leica offered a...

Mark,

Be aware that at one time Leica offered a "free" M-L adapter with a CL purchase.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm taking very good care of myself now. I...

Raid,

I'm taking very good care of myself now. I quit smoking decades ago, and I still look young. Today I'm 153 pounds and that is within 2 pounds of the median BMI for my height. I remain...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
FT, I wonder since your interest is in making...

FT,

I wonder since your interest is in making digital negatives is the added resolution overkill in your case?

I also wonder is how big is big and how to define it. For me I like nosing into a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Emile, My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as...

Emile,

My Volvo 122S had the same B18D engine as your P1800 that was featured in the series "The Saint."

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
John, The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M...

John,

The only one talking about a SLM or SL2-M is me. I'm not sure it is in Leica's planning, but if they made one it would be great for me. Anyways it would be a very serious camera. Not for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then...

Raid,

I still have that 70"s attitude. Back then we lived like there was no tomorrow. We did a lot of dumb things. Somehow I became old...

I have had an exciting life. My only two regrets: not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and...

Raid,

Pretty much I'm "Maggie's" entourage, and surely I'll be carrying her luggage.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Raid, When I was a new driver my first car was a...

Raid,

When I was a new driver my first car was a Volvo 122S. Its top speed was 100 mph. I know this for a fact since I wanted to know.

Also I had a 1984 Jeep Scrambler that had a speedometer that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Robert, I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to...

Robert,

I can see using the 23 Cron L-mount to have a very capable street shooter that is made for a cropped sensor. Although not 41-42 MP as rummored I would still exceed 24 MP, have 35 mm FOV, and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Peter, That was our friend Klaus who mentioned...

Peter,

That was our friend Klaus who mentioned the crazy file sizes and resolution on above.

Cal
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
John, Maybe... But for me it would be better to...

John,

Maybe...

But for me it would be better to have a SL2-M. I have all this legacy SLR glass that works great on digital like the Noct-Nikkor and the 50 Lux-R "E60." Unlike other glass these...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Crazy is good. Where are the haters?...

Klaus,

Crazy is good.

Where are the haters? LOL.

BTW I'm going on some luxury cruise in early December as a "Plus-One" (meaning guest) for a "Maggie" gig. Eight days that is a river cruise that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,222
Posted By Calzone
M10M 41-42 MP sensor rumor

Leica Rumors spammed me with an updated rumor M10M will have a 41-42 MP sensor.

How crazy is that. No Bayer filter array and mucho pixels. Another step towards medium format IQ.

How big do you want...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, These printers are like pre-1972 cars...

FT,

These printers are like pre-1972 cars without pollution/emission controls. Also built like pick-up trucks.

My 14 year old printer is basically still has plenty of service life left in it....
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm interested in eventually getting a...

Raid,

I'm interested in eventually getting a SL2, but not as an upgrade because I intend to keep my SL. It remains a very capable camera.

The rumors are that Leica will be coming out with an APO 50...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Calzone
Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend...

Thanks for this post. This confirms what a friend recomends.

Cal
Forum: Leica SL 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Leica Rumors says expected release is in...

Raid,

Leica Rumors says expected release is in September. This goes along with fall 2019 that I have heard.

In doing more research it seems many landscape photographers await the SL2 for the more...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu"...

FT,

Turn on the printer and depress the "Menu" button. Press the "Down" arrow until "Printer Status" is highlighted. Repeatedly press the "Down" button to scroll to "Total Prints," then press...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, I'll have to look this up tonight in the...

FT,

I'll have to look this up tonight in the operating manual.

Basically turn on the printer, no computer hookup is needed, and you scrool through the menu. One setting will give/provide all the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest...

FT,

The Jon Cone carts hold 350ml. I suggest buying 700ml bottles (largest). The 7800 is a thirsty printer... Also buy two 700 ml bottles of Gloss Overcoat because you will have to refill this about...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Calzone
S-A, W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well...

S-A,

W. Eugene Smith was a great printer as well as a great photographer.

Cal
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Calzone
They are now the Factory Repair Center for...

They are now the Factory Repair Center for Linhof. I had a Baby Tech IV overhauled by them. Not inexpensive. Very pleased with the results.

Cal
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, Congrates on securing a working 7800. Way...

FT,

Congrates on securing a working 7800. Way back when I paid $100.00 for mine because the owner was moving back to Japan and wasn't going to ship the printer.

It was a 10 year old printer that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I agree with Joe, and I own a SL. Cal

Raid,

I agree with Joe, and I own a SL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Emile, The weather sealing is a big thing,...

Emile,

The weather sealing is a big thing, especially with a native AF SL lens because the lens is also weathersealed and has internal focus.

Cal
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Forward thinking I understand. I have a...

Raid,

Forward thinking I understand.

I have a MM that I bought new and had Leica replace the sensor and at that time it got overhauled. Pretty much otherwise no problems. My hope is this camera...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Raid, I'm like you: a guy with a day-job. We...

Raid,

I'm like you: a guy with a day-job.

We are serious photographers.

BTW those are cool long lenses.

For small lenses stick with the rangefinder. I am fond of my SL because I still love SLR's...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Raid, "R" glass on an SL is great. Nikon...

Raid,

"R" glass on an SL is great.

Nikon Noct-Nikkor is also great.

The SL supports a more SLR like experience for me.

Although bulky lenses and heavy autofocus may or may not be in your shooting.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Since I own a SL I already own mucho...

Robert,

Since I own a SL I already own mucho adapters: M-L, L-M, Nikon F-mount to M.

I bought a CL to convert my full frame normal lenses into short telephotos.

50 Lux-R "E60" on the CL is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,448
Posted By Calzone
OTL, First came the Leica "S," then came the SL,...

OTL,

First came the Leica "S," then came the SL, then came the M10.

Pretty much the same camera, but packaged differently.

The "S" and SL share the same Leica menu layouts. The M10 is basically...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
D, I wanted Sherry to mod my SL2-MOT to have the...

D,

I wanted Sherry to mod my SL2-MOT to have the switch installed (film advance lever), but she said there was not enough space.

She instructed me to use a lens cap to turn off the meter. Pretty...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, I think it would of been cool to just...

Charles,

I think it would of been cool to just replace the lens mount and have a really beat up SL2 that remained a working camera. My SL2-MOT dates back to 1975.

I use to be a big fan of the F2....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, Sherry's favorite R is the SL. When I...

Charles,

Sherry's favorite R is the SL. When I had her build my SL2-MOT from two parts cameras she mentioned that with the SL2 they went crazy with the overbuild.

One camera, the SL2-MOT was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
An interesting lens is the 65/3.5 Elmar made for...

An interesting lens is the 65/3.5 Elmar made for the Visoflex that can be adapted to a SL2 via a Leica 14167.

This lens with adapter allows full metering, although the aperture readout does not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
I had heard that the 80 Lux was Mandler's...

I had heard that the 80 Lux was Mandler's favorite lens.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The gasket is not really...

Charles,

The gasket is not really needed.

Pretty much optional.

Good to know that you don't have sausage fingers. LOL.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
A, As I remember I kept my ROM flange intact,...

A,

As I remember I kept my ROM flange intact, and also used the lens mount from the Macro Adapter since it was a spare.

Converting from 3-cam back to ROM was thus more modular.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
A, It is my understanding in my case with ROM...

A,

It is my understanding in my case with ROM contacts that mounting the lens on my SL2-MOT would result in damage.

As I remember I use the same lens flange which is identical to the lens flange on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
You are a lucky dog. What a great lens. Cal

You are a lucky dog. What a great lens.

Cal
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, E-Z: P-Z. All that is required is care...

Charles,

E-Z: P-Z.

All that is required is care in dialing in the aperture ramp. Not really a cam. Four screws. If I remember correctly there is a cutout in the base of one cam so in a way it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The only things you need from the Macro...

Charles,

The only things you need from the Macro adapter are the two cams and the screws. These screws are tiny so you have to buy some jewler's screw drivers.

In my case I had to remove the ROM...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, I bought my Macro Adapter from B&H for...

Charles,

I bought my Macro Adapter from B&H for about $40.00.

The amount of material removed was very little. Pretty much the cam is a wedge of chromed brass and all is required was a smooth file....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Calzone
Charles, The metering on the SL2 is a tight spot...

Charles,

The metering on the SL2 is a tight spot meter. Just be aware that it is more sensitive than other meters.

I own a SL2-MOT.

I bought a R macro adapter to secure the ramps required to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
John, I understand. For CF's like us it still is...

John,

I understand. For CF's like us it still is mucho money. Still I'm mucho glad for the "sale" price.

Your context that no matter what, even in a fire sale, that Leica still is a luxury...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
John, I was flush with cash in 2007 during the...

John,

I was flush with cash in 2007 during the credit crisis, and I found that people were selling their treasures. Of course I'm talking specifically of prices of used gear.

Not that Adorama sells...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
John, I was flush with cash in 2007 during the...

John,

I was flush with cash in 2007 during the credit crisis, and I found that people were selling their treasures. Of course I'm talking specifically of prices of used gear.

Not that Adorama sells...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Mucho fun. Crazy small. Cal

Godfrey,

Mucho fun. Crazy small.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
Dan, Your point is well taken. About half the...

Dan,

Your point is well taken.

About half the population in the U.S. by one report today owns no stock, so for about half the country there is no wealth effect.

While in the top 10% the incomes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
Jeff, I find your observations as telling. It...

Jeff,

I find your observations as telling.

It kind of makes sense because the M6 has a built in meter, is newer, and has less of a "vintage premium."

If your observation is correct, that in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
A, Your speculation is very valid I think. Cal

A,

Your speculation is very valid I think.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, The samples in the thread about Digital...

Godfrey,

The samples in the thread about Digital SWC like cameras are pretty stunning.

I like the expression "Hyperwide." I did try shooting a Leica 18mm and that was mighty crazy.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
Raid, For some a Leica is a Ferrari or...

Raid,

For some a Leica is a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Read in John's post "camera necklace."

Also in November is film will be release "Ford Verses Ferrari." About Ford's challenge involving Carrol...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
Godfrey, Thanks for your response. I thought you...

Godfrey,

Thanks for your response. I thought you would be an early adopter.

I got back my CL from my gal. She is concentrating on her Iphone. The CL came back with 23 Cron TL.

The CL does very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
Patrick, For me you gave a good example of how a...

Patrick,

For me you gave a good example of how a "hard asset" works as a store of value.

It is said today that the U.S. dollar is overvalued, and some say that the U.S. stock indexes too are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,845
Posted By Calzone
John, I love this expression you coined....

John,

I love this expression you coined. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Calzone
New CL firmware 3.1

I got an email blast about some new firmware, a version 3.1 for the CL.

Seems like they more fully intergrated the zoom in and focus peaking for use with manual focus lenses. Also some change with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Again this is useful information. I was...

Marty,

Again this is useful information. I was wondering about how good, close and useful my inkjet prints are as soft proofs. Very illuminating. seems like I'm further along than I thought.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Calzone
Marty, I would agree that there were some prints...

Marty,

I would agree that there were some prints at the Salgado Genesis show that were "over baked."

Also I find very interesting your comment at the end of your post comparing difficulties. This...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Calzone
No doubt that film is a great medium loved by...

No doubt that film is a great medium loved by many.

Like I said, if Leica did not come out with a Monochrom I would of remained a film die hard.

As for bulk discounts our friend Phil got me a 400...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Calzone
James, At one point I was shooting 150 rolls a...

James,

At one point I was shooting 150 rolls a month (135 and 120) on average. I developed it myself just making negatives to create an archive of a changing NYC. Back then Acros in 120 was just...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Calzone
Allen, A Leica Q2 Monochrom with the new high MP...

Allen,

A Leica Q2 Monochrom with the new high MP count sensor would be a step more towards medium format digital IQ.

My guess is that this daydream of a high MP count Monochrom might likely happen...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Calzone
Allen, Even better for me a SLM or SL2-M. I...

Allen,

Even better for me a SLM or SL2-M.

I think the MM one day will be a cult camera. The CCD sensor has an interesting rendering.

The M246 is a far more advanced camera with basically better...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Calzone
I'm kinda onboard with KoFe here. I paid about...

I'm kinda onboard with KoFe here.

I paid about $8K more than 5 years ago for my MM. I know that this camera has a crappy LCD, a small buffer, not the best High ISO, no video... but for me it is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Calzone
About two years ago I saw Salgado's "Genesis" at...

About two years ago I saw Salgado's "Genesis" at ICP, the last show before they closed down the space near Bryant Park.

Salgado started this project shooting 645 film, but because of airport...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Many thanks for your detailed...

Marty,

Many thanks for your detailed information. You are further along than me.

I will add that in my printing I can print what I can't see on a calibrated 27 EIZO dimmed down to 80 Lux in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,513
Posted By Calzone
Consider a Screw mount. I bought one just...

Consider a Screw mount.

I bought one just because its small and I like the old retro single coated glass for film.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By Calzone
Limited editions is a good reason to use contact...

Limited editions is a good reason to use contact printing.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,214
Posted By Calzone
I have a MD-2 which is a M4-P without the...

I have a MD-2 which is a M4-P without the rangefinder. I use this for ultrawides with an external VF'er. I also love the driveshaft that allows me to use a TA Rapidwinder.

I inquired with Sherry to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,214
Posted By Calzone
M4 story: At Adorama I found a clean M4 that...

M4 story: At Adorama I found a clean M4 that needed an "overhaul." The shutter on one second at times got stuck, but never fully jammed.

Upon close inspection it had the original "L" seal on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,214
Posted By Calzone
I had my M6 overhauled by Sherry over a decade...

I had my M6 overhauled by Sherry over a decade ago. I had the MP finder upgrade performed and had the 75mm frames stripped out.

Know there is a difference between a CLA and an overhaul, where in an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,214
Posted By Calzone
If you understand the rule of thirds just use the...

If you understand the rule of thirds just use the 90mm frames as the center rectangle on a M4 for 28mm.

What makes the M4 my preference is that the M4 has bigger frames than say my M6 or a M4-P....
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-16-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By Calzone
FT, You are wrong about Piezography Pro not...

FT,

You are wrong about Piezography Pro not being fully developed. That is coming from a user who was invited to be an early adopter, and basically I was a "Beta" tester from the very beginning for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
Today's day rate here at RFF seems to be the...

Today's day rate here at RFF seems to be the dollar value of a new 50MP Blad 907X. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
Robert, Same here, but even so it is a...

Robert,

Same here, but even so it is a remarkable camera.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
OW, I'm just guessing. My SL can be used like...

OW,

I'm just guessing.

My SL can be used like an IPAD. These touch screens have really advanced.

I wonder about weatherproofing? Modern AF lenses use internal focus. A touch screen with no knobs,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
Touch screen??? Cal

Touch screen???

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
This is like a camera orgasm. Cal

This is like a camera orgasm.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By Calzone
Wow Dave, Thanks for posting this. Cal

Wow Dave,

Thanks for posting this.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By Calzone
I only have a stockpile of 120 Acros. My 135...

I only have a stockpile of 120 Acros. My 135 Acros is down to the last roll.

In the meantime I loaded up with FP4 which turned out alright, but the new Acros II has me excited.

Thank you Fuji.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Leica Rumors had a report on the new Q2 sensor....

Leica Rumors had a report on the new Q2 sensor. It was rated very highly.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,883
Posted By Calzone
LP, Surely if I owned one I would use it. It is...

LP,

Surely if I owned one I would use it.

It is pretty rude to be profiled as a wealthy dentist if you own expensive gear.

I have been called such because I own a Leica Monochrom. I have also been...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,883
Posted By Calzone
Ely at the Leica Store in SoHo mounted the 75...

Ely at the Leica Store in SoHo mounted the 75 Noctilux on my SL to try.

Balanced well on the SL and has an impressive build quality. The rendering I found to be really pretty.

Of course I was not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By Calzone
B, My problem is I like both the M4 and the M7,...

B,

My problem is I like both the M4 and the M7, but for different reasons.

I love the M4 for being basic, no frills and purely mechanical. Also out of all the M's it has the best 35 and 50...
Forum: Leica SL 06-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By Calzone
Bill, Release is expected in the fall. The smut...

Bill,

Release is expected in the fall.

The smut on the Q2 sensor is that it is a very good sensor and is rated in the top ten in a Leica Rumors blast. This is likely the same sensor to be used in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Calzone
Chris, Your post is giving me GAS. Makes me want...

Chris,

Your post is giving me GAS. Makes me want to buy an early screw mount.

Cal
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By Calzone
ASPH to me means a highly corrected lens with...

ASPH to me means a highly corrected lens with enhanced sharpness.

Sometimes though the spillover can be harshness, unsmooth OOF, and ugly bokeh.

Cal
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,735
Posted By Calzone
Ray, The first ASPH lenses required hand...

Ray,

The first ASPH lenses required hand grinding and were not so easy to make.

They offered a complexity.

I would say they are more complex and not as simple a lens to make.

Some early examples...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,898
Posted By Calzone
M, Back when I worked in research labs at...

M,

Back when I worked in research labs at Grumman they had a Cobalt irradiator. The idea was to simulate conditions in outer space and for testing space based electronics.

So if you took a piece of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,898
Posted By Calzone
PP, I think a unique signature of sorts. In my...

PP,

I think a unique signature of sorts.

In my 35/1.8 LTM I would say it is the veiling flair at F1.8.

Many of these old single coated lenses have soft corners.

A 50 Rigid has both remarkable...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,898
Posted By Calzone
Erik, I don't know personally from experience,...

Erik,

I don't know personally from experience, but my understanding that there are two versions of the 35/1.8 in S-mount: one is single coated and from my understanding is the same optical formula...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,898
Posted By Calzone
I agree with Phil. The rare 35/1.8 Nikkor in LTM...

I agree with Phil. The rare 35/1.8 Nikkor in LTM has this magical veiling flair wide open. Very dreamy. This lens also is radioactive and nuclear hardening causes my lens to kinda have a half stop...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,375
Posted By Calzone
Devin, Did lots of construction work. Roofs,...

Devin,

Did lots of construction work. Roofs, sheetrock. Even built out a loft in SoHo. Always had to do repairs and be a handyman.

Never a home owner.

Great to move forward. Seems pretty seamless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,375
Posted By Calzone
Deven, Did you ever consider the F6? I hope...

Deven,

Did you ever consider the F6?

I hope this does not come across as dissing the F100, but you mentioned the F5 and that it is too bulky and heavy.

To be fair I just want you to consider which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,375
Posted By Calzone
Deven, It takes a lot of courage and commitment....

Deven,

It takes a lot of courage and commitment. Kudos to you for a new beginning. I have a hard time with beginnings and endings because of unresolved grief. Pretty much I fall apart from...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By Calzone
My version one never suffered any loosening. I...

My version one never suffered any loosening.

I have gotten remarks about how smooth the focus is, and also of how light a touch. Pretty much a well used lens.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Corran, Nothing like a perfect negative....

Corran,

Nothing like a perfect negative. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Corran, My friend John went to a different art...

Corran,

My friend John went to a different art school and was taught to optimize negatives to print on a grade 3 paper. Pretty much the same exercise to learn how to make negatives that are easy to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Marty, I think there is wisdom here. For me I...

Marty,

I think there is wisdom here. For me I have not settled into my stride. In a way I'm hedged because I have hoarded enough gear to sustain digital and analog; and with analog across small,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Thanks for taking the time to give a...

Marty,

Thanks for taking the time to give a detailed response.

I surely have to look into the hazards of inkjet printing. Like you indicated I was not aware. Certainly the dangers are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Corran, Thanks for your post and insights. Back...

Corran,

Thanks for your post and insights.

Back in art school in the seventies I developed good printing skills, but that was decades ago. I have a full darkroom in public storage waiting for the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By Calzone
C, I agree. The Version 1 does not have an ASPH...

C,

I agree. The Version 1 does not have an ASPH signature, but it is an ASPH lens.

I print 20x30 like Bob above. No lack of resolution.

The contrast is not over the top.

Cal
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Marty, Trying not to poison myself. I agree that...

Marty,

Trying not to poison myself. I agree that platinum-palladium has the better blacks and shadow depth.

The advantage of silver is scale, and able to print larger.

AZO for me has the tonality...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
FT, I understand. Larger negatives than 8x10...

FT,

I understand. Larger negatives than 8x10 should use a vacuum frame for best results.

Definitely great for fine art printing for limited editions.

The IQ possible is crazy-good. Pretty much we...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By Calzone
Contact printing from a digital negative on...

Contact printing from a digital negative on silver is a great way to print limited editions.

Pretty much the ultimate.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By Calzone
Bob, 28 Cron V1 and MM is a match made in...

Bob,

28 Cron V1 and MM is a match made in heaven.

Cal
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By Calzone
Bob, I own an uncoded 28 Cron V1 and the...

Bob,

I own an uncoded 28 Cron V1 and the scalloped metal hood you mentioned.

I got the hood from Pop Flash for $359.00 which was insane at the time, but now these hoods sell for about $1K on EBAY...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Calzone
NF, Thanks for posting this. Cal

NF,

Thanks for posting this.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 900
Views: 71,752
Posted By Calzone
Dan, "Crazy is good," I say. LOL. Cal

Dan,

"Crazy is good," I say. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 900
Views: 71,752
Posted By Calzone
Matt, Just be aware that the Rollie 400 S has an...

Matt,

Just be aware that the Rollie 400 S has an IR sensitivity so you don't fog your film. Pretty much try not to load outside. This film tends to lightpipe.

Also when you do film development...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Calzone
You don't see many of these "in the wild." To be...

You don't see many of these "in the wild."

To be able to shoot a cool camera I say yes.

Cal
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-22-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calzone
J, Garry created an interesting legacy. Because...

J,

Garry created an interesting legacy.

Because I have shot film with a disregard to printing, I got judged rather harshly. My premise is/was to wet print my negatives, but at this time I have no...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-22-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, I agree that's it is not a photo until...

Klaus,

I agree that's it is not a photo until printed, but photography is also a process...

Too bad you could not view this show. Pretty informative and really connected the dots for me as far as...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calzone
Twas great. Cal

Twas great.

Cal
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
Posted By Calzone
I'm at work right now; my boss if off today; so I...

I'm at work right now; my boss if off today; so I have a bonus vacation.

Thanks for the link and this timely post. LOL.

Cal
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Calzone
I saw the 2005 SP from Sedadel Studios on EBAY,...

I saw the 2005 SP from Sedadel Studios on EBAY, but not on their site. $4495.00.

???

Not sure how important the boxes, hood or never-ready case are to you. If not there are two cameras from Japan...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Calzone
I agree that there would be a premium on having...

I agree that there would be a premium on having the new reissue lens. For one thing: multicoating.

I own a 35/1.8 Nikkor in LTM. What a great lens.

Cal
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Calzone
Doug, There was a boxed one available at Sedadel...

Doug,

There was a boxed one available at Sedadel Studios (RFF Sponsor) a few weeks ago. Pretty much an unused camera sold as new and the price was about $4.5K. It didn't last too long and is now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 10,247
Posted By Calzone
Dan, "I love it." "Crazy good," I...

Dan,

"I love it."

"Crazy good," I say.

Cal
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,169
Posted By Calzone
Way out of the box, but I use a baby Linhof with...

Way out of the box, but I use a baby Linhof with a 53/4.5 Zeiss Biogon.

Kinda heavy and big, but mucho flexibility. For 120 I have 6x7 and 6x9 capabilities. For 70mm I have 6x7 and 645 capabilities...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,572
Posted By Calzone
An Asian spin on death is at Chinese Funerals...

An Asian spin on death is at Chinese Funerals they are more of a celebration of the life and spirit.

I am not sad, but I celebrate Roger, his life, his spirit, and his memory.

You have to believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,176
Posted By Calzone
M, Your point about the battery is well...

M,

Your point about the battery is well taken.

The new Q2 uses the same battery that is used in the SL. BTW I own a SL and pretty much get away with just having the one OEM battery that cam with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,176
Posted By Calzone
UPDATE: SL2 Monochrom. Cal

UPDATE: SL2 Monochrom.

Cal
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
Rob, Back in the day (1970's) the job that was...

Rob,

Back in the day (1970's) the job that was more dangerous than being a cop was being a NYC cab driver. Very high probability of getting robbed.

The NYPD makes NYC likely one of if not the most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
Chip, A lot of privilage and entitlement has...

Chip,

A lot of privilage and entitlement has been imported as the city has become somewhat surburbanized.

Much has been torn down and redeveloped. Perhaps this is the fourth year that as a group...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
Dogman, Very sad indeed, but on a more positive...

Dogman,

Very sad indeed, but on a more positive note with all this turmoil and changes it truely is a wonderful time to be a photographer.

I remember the 70's when NYC was almost like Detroit: a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
Dogman, Especially if you are a person of...

Dogman,

Especially if you are a person of color.

Had NYPD guns drawn on me twice. It is not polite being profiled and mistaken for someone else. Could have been exicuted in this case. If I ran,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
Chip, I went to art school in the 70's. I was a...

Chip,

I went to art school in the 70's. I was a fine art painter back then, but I also explored photography. I was pretty good back then and was a really good printer.

What I learned in art school...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
My F3P rigged with a MD-4 motordrive and AH-4...

My F3P rigged with a MD-4 motordrive and AH-4 handstrap was mistaken as a handgun by some passerby who ran for cover. I was in Queens Plaza, NYC near one of the largest public housing projects in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
I forgot some of my video training where I...

I forgot some of my video training where I "Martini Glass."

In grad school you first get the wide "cover shot;" than you move closer and get tighter; and lastly a detailed close-up.

In street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,379
Posted By Calzone
I kinda shoot like a hitman: three round bursts...

I kinda shoot like a hitman: three round bursts whether film or digital.

I studied Diane Arbus's contact sheet, the one of the little boy playing in Central Park with a grenade. She shot 12 shots in...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Huss, Not about freaking out. More about...

Huss,

Not about freaking out. More about exploiting 47 Mp. That's the idea behind the Q2. It is about flexibility in a small fixed lens camera.

For many who don't print or print big the loss of IQ...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
A thoughtful response. One of being "in the...

A thoughtful response. One of being "in the moment" and the other not.

Thanks for this post.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
B, GoPro has a 360 video camera that allows...

B,

GoPro has a 360 video camera that allows cropping to the extent that one 360 camera can take the place of multiple cameras. The negative criticism and limitations seem to be that the post...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Calzone
F, At this point I think the MM will more and...

F,

At this point I think the MM will more and more become a cult camera.

The M246 is a much more advanced camera, but the M9M will likely be the last CCD camera from Leica for B&W. CMOS sensors...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Calzone
Still a great camera, warts and all. I love...

Still a great camera, warts and all.

I love mine.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Tonight's New York Lotto: 05,11,14,42,52...

Raid,

Tonight's New York Lotto: 05,11,14,42,52 58 and 25,34,41,43,44,48.

Wish us luck.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
John, Brutal. Cal

John,

Brutal.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Raid, Leica is a follower on my gal's Fashion...

Raid,

Leica is a follower on my gal's Fashion Blog.

Leica has lent me a 24-90 SL zoom for NYC Fashion Week two years ago.

If Leica is lurking on this thread, the hint is I really-really need a...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Poor Raid, and poor Calvin. LOL. I'm going to...

Poor Raid, and poor Calvin. LOL.

I'm going to buy a lottery ticket. If I win I'll buy you a Q2.

Wish us luck.

Cal

P.S. Win at least enough to buy two Q2's. Sometimes I only win a few dollars.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
G, Now I have GAS for two cameras and no...

G,

Now I have GAS for two cameras and no money.

This is brutal.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
OW, Doing my taxes tomorrow. We'll...

OW,

Doing my taxes tomorrow. We'll see...

Hopefully not painful.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Klaus, Funny how people are anxious: someone...

Klaus,

Funny how people are anxious: someone already on this thread wants the M11 to come out; and I await a SL2.

Do you think you'll sell your "Q" and get a Q2?

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Hmmm... Uses the same battery as my SL. Know...

Hmmm...

Uses the same battery as my SL.

Know that I only have the original battery for my SL and don't have a spare. Pretty much never needed one, although I conserve power to do this by turning my...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
T, The SL is about 4 years since...

T,

The SL is about 4 years since released.

"Milk the cow," I say.

You might have to wait, but I think time is your friend.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
John, M10 just got released not too long ago. I...

John,

M10 just got released not too long ago. I suspect the SL perhaps soon and a M11 later.

"Milk the cow," I say.

Cal
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Michael, I always liked the "Q." Been hard to...

Michael,

I always liked the "Q." Been hard to resist. Bought a CL to use with fast 50's (50 Lux-R "E60" and 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor) instead of buying a telephoto for my SL. In the meantime my fashion...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,746
Posted By Calzone
Michael, The weatherproofing on my SL is a big...

Michael,

The weatherproofing on my SL is a big deal. "I love it."

Cal
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mikhail, Great analogy. Not many do not know...

Mikhail,

Great analogy.

Not many do not know that the F-14 is somewhat of a copy of of a Mig that proceeded it.

The Russians came up with their own version of an A-10 to use instead of helicopters...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mihail, Thanks for the link. Elsewhere I have...

Mihail,

Thanks for the link.

Elsewhere I have posted that I live in somewhat of a bubble not different than in the film "Welcome To Marwen." I created a "safe place."

I think I have to step out...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Peter, This is an interesting POV. I pretty much...

Peter,

This is an interesting POV. I pretty much in art school decades ago learned just the opposite, where I was trained to make negatives that could be consistently optimized and printed on a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Calzone
Devon, Data mine the Piezography site. The...

Devon,

Data mine the Piezography site. The report that they find 3880's dropped off at there doorsteps and they just load with Piezoflush and wait. Eventually the clogs yield. "Time is your...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Calzone
Devon, If he is already using refillable carts...

Devon,

If he is already using refillable carts that saves lots of money. A friend discovered these dye inks available for color printing from Piezography, that are not so lightfast, end up being a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Dan, I own a Leica SL. In a way the M10 is a SL...

Dan,

I own a Leica SL. In a way the M10 is a SL except a compact rangfinder.

I would agree with you that the CCD sensor of the MM is better in emulating film grain. It also has its distinct...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mikhail, I pretty much use the Lightroom default...

Mikhail,

I pretty much use the Lightroom default of setting of 25 for sharpening.

Any additional sharpening comes from my use of "Clarity."

I don't like anti-alias filters at all. I'd rather have...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mikhail, Thanks for the link. Too bad this...

Mikhail,

Thanks for the link.

Too bad this commercially could not be performed.

The remove annoying anti aliasing filters that degrade images.

Also likely firmware might have to be optimized.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mark, As a printer, from a printing standpoint,...

Mark,

As a printer, from a printing standpoint, and from experience I can print bigger with a MM file than a M9 file that was converted.

Please understand that I do extraordinary things to maximize...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,250
Posted By Calzone
Mikhail, You nailed it with the diminishing...

Mikhail,

You nailed it with the diminishing returns concept. It actually takes an vast extraordinary amount of effort to fully exploit the full possibilities.

You also made a good point about how...
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