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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By Eric T
Agreed. The light meter doesn't seem to be...

Agreed. The light meter doesn't seem to be accurate. Since it has full manual settings, I am going to try the sunny f/16 rule and see how it behaves to auto exposure.
I agree also on the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By Eric T
For me, cropping is the big advantage. There may...

For me, cropping is the big advantage. There may be no need to carry around huge telephoto lenses going forward.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,728
Posted By Eric T
Instax large format?

I hope that Fujifilm considers an Instax large format camera - at least 4x5.
That would be very unique.
I enjoy the Instax cameras. I have lots of digital cameras but the photos that end up on our...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Eric T
Interests can change and you can still maintain a...

Interests can change and you can still maintain a good, enjoyable life. I just hope to stay as intellectually engaged in life for as long as I can.
Interesting thread - thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,543
Posted By Eric T
Knowing its flaws and that I only shoot stills, I...

Knowing its flaws and that I only shoot stills, I bought a Canon RP. I already have some Canon EF glass and I like its small size and light weight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,483
Posted By Eric T
I pulled out my Leica R8 this week and shot a...

I pulled out my Leica R8 this week and shot a roll of Kodak Porta 400. I don't know the results yet. I wait until I have a few rolls before I develop them.
It was fun to use with the three Leica R...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,749
Posted By Eric T
Here is a photo of my daughter's dog in Maryland...

Here is a photo of my daughter's dog in Maryland taken last Thanksgiving:

http://https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f-2TfcAatx4Di15P9A42v-Rq054lahoA/view?usp=sharing

Above her dog is the tail or my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Eric T
This is something I need to do for the many...

This is something I need to do for the many photos and VHS videos taken of our kids when they were young in the 1990s.
My family and I lived through the great fire in Canberra, Australia in...
Forum: RFF News 11-19-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,994
Posted By Eric T
I can help

Stephen,
What a wonderful idea! I can help write/edit. Tom was a great guy and I am very happy to help build his well-deserved legacy.
Best regards,
Eric
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,047
Posted By Eric T
I am just grateful for the many excellent choices...

I am just grateful for the many excellent choices we have today. Great dSLRs, great mirrorless, lots of used inexpensive, but still great, film gear.
We live in great times for all photographers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 587
Posted By Eric T
Fujifilm 645Zi, Nikon FTN, Nikon F2, Kiev 35m,...

Fujifilm 645Zi, Nikon FTN, Nikon F2, Kiev 35m, Leica R8 - to name a few.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 10-14-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,664
Posted By Eric T
I would a full frame SL mount camera with a Sigma...

I would a full frame SL mount camera with a Sigma Foveon Sensor. I would also buy Pana-Leica lenses with SL mount.
I think this is a very exciting partnership.
Panasonic is the one company in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,894
Posted By Eric T
OK - I will shift gears a bit probably to...

OK - I will shift gears a bit probably to everyone's dismay.
A near mint Fujifilm XPro-1 can be had for well under $500. Great lenses are available.
It has the rangefinder form factor but is vastly...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Eric T
I once owned a Kiev 60. I had frame spacing...

I once owned a Kiev 60. I had frame spacing problems and even sent it to the Ukraine for repairs and add mirror lock up. The frame spacing was never right even after repair.
But I never had a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,944
Posted By Eric T
I use zooms almost exclusively. I love the...

I use zooms almost exclusively. I love the Pana-Leica zooms made for the micro four thirds system. I use the 8-16, 12-60, 50-200, and 100-400mm. The set isn't that heavy and gives me tremendous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,835
Posted By Eric T
Three for me: Hasselblad X1D - body and lenses...

Three for me:
Hasselblad X1D - body and lenses just cost too much
Nikon D850 - too big and I need another camera system like a hole in the head
Leica M-A - expensive and I just wouldn't use it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-23-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,309
Posted By Eric T
Excellent point Raid! You are quite right about...

Excellent point Raid! You are quite right about that.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-19-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Eric T
I agree the detail from the 20 Mp sensors on the...

I agree the detail from the 20 Mp sensors on the Panasonic GX8, GH5 and G9 are wonderful.
I still use full frame occasionally but it is only needed for very low light and for extreme cropping. But...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-15-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Eric T
Anyone struggle to trade-in gear at Adroama?

I would like to know your experiences trading in gear at Adorama. Perhaps my experience is rare. I sent in gear to be evaluated weeks ago. They finally got back to me with a quote. I was promised...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-07-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
Posted By Eric T
The Leica M10 has the best 80-year-old focusing...

The Leica M10 has the best 80-year-old focusing technology money can buy. How can that be called too expensive? And a near silent shutter to boot.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By Eric T
Now that Panasonic appears to be going full...

Now that Panasonic appears to be going full frame, the flood gates will open. Fuji and Olympus will follow suit. But Fiji may just stick with their "medium format" line.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,772
Posted By Eric T
All of these cameras will take excellent photos. ...

All of these cameras will take excellent photos. It just comes down largely to personal taste. Which one are you most likely to pick up and use?
I am most keen on what Panasonic has planned for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By Eric T
Agreed but when you need to crop, 42MP sure comes...

Agreed but when you need to crop, 42MP sure comes in handy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By Eric T
Nice idea for a thread. I am going to be in...

Nice idea for a thread.
I am going to be in Brazil for 36 hours next week. I am taking only a Sony A7rII and a Sony 24-240mm lens. Although I have seen this lens panned in reviews, it works for me....
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 5,705
Posted By Eric T
Chris, Thank you for sharing this wonderful...

Chris,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.
You are a great Dad and have raised a very talented son.
Excellent work Mack!
With great young people like Mack, I know our future is bright!
All...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,939
Posted By Eric T
Kiev 60 TTL - built like a tank but with iffy...

Kiev 60 TTL - built like a tank but with iffy film spacing.
Inexpensive.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric T
I bought an M8 in 2007 and enjoyed it. It still...

I bought an M8 in 2007 and enjoyed it. It still works. I now occasionally use the Leica T and TL2 - both underrated cameras. Their user interface is terrific.
But if I really want to get the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By Eric T
Yes, and for less than 1% of the cost of this new...

Yes, and for less than 1% of the cost of this new M3. For once, the M-A looks inexpensive.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-28-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 7,728
Posted By Eric T
I use the Sigma SD Quattro H as well. It is great...

I use the Sigma SD Quattro H as well. It is great fun under the right conditions. Image quality is amazing.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By Eric T
Panasonic G9

Share your thoughts on images from the Panasonic G9.
I just bought one of these last week and the stills seem better than the GH5 (as expected). I can really notice the improved image stabilization....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Eric T
Bill, Further evidence that our current tax rates...

Bill,
Further evidence that our current tax rates on the wealthy are not too high. Thanks for sharing.
Happy holidays!
Eric
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-17-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,472
Posted By Eric T
Interesting little camera but there is no way it...

Interesting little camera but there is no way it will compete with Fujifilm's Instax line.
The Polaroid film is too expensive and their camera doesn't appear to be better than the Instax wide cameras.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-22-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,555
Posted By Eric T
So how is all of this related to rangefinders or...

So how is all of this related to rangefinders or even mirrorless?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-17-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,734
Posted By Eric T
I think your best option may be the Fuji XT-20. ...

I think your best option may be the Fuji XT-20. It has the same sensor as the XT2 and is half the cost. It also has about 90% of the features of the XT2. I haven't pulled the trigger on one yet...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,871
Posted By Eric T
micro 4/3rds isn't so micro anymore

It is interesting to see how 4/3rds cameras have improved over the years.
A decade ago the Panasonic DMC-L1 was sold and it was a terrific camera for its time and weighed 606g with a battery. the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-27-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,727
Posted By Eric T
Agreed - I have learned a great deal from all of...

Agreed - I have learned a great deal from all of the good citizens of RFF - thanks to all.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,257
Posted By Eric T
The Wista is probably better.

The Wista is probably better.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,257
Posted By Eric T
Here's the link for the Intrepid 4x5...

Here's the link for the Intrepid 4x5 camera:
https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/products/intrepid-camera
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,257
Posted By Eric T
Consider the new Intrepid 4x5 camera from the UK....

Consider the new Intrepid 4x5 camera from the UK. I bought one when they were a Kickstarter project. Nice camera for the price. Good place to start.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-13-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,121
Posted By Eric T
Have you see this new Kickstarter campaign to...

Have you see this new Kickstarter campaign to scan negatives with your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,826
Posted By Eric T
Have you see this new Kickstarter campaign to...

Have you see this new Kickstarter campaign to scan negatives with your...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,414
Posted By Eric T
Slowing down with digital can be done. I do it...

Slowing down with digital can be done. I do it using Sigma cameras with a Foveon sensor.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 5,616
Posted By Eric T
Hey - this is the rangefinder forum. Forget an...

Hey - this is the rangefinder forum. Forget an undated Df - let's suggest a digital Nikon S3. What would it be called - the Ds?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,573
Posted By Eric T
I have owned (and since sold) two Soviet-era...

I have owned (and since sold) two Soviet-era medium format cameras - the Kiev 60TTL and the Moskva V. Despite an expensive repair, the Kiev 60 could never give proper frame separation. On the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-28-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
No, DC lenses are automatically cropped to APS-C...

No, DC lenses are automatically cropped to APS-C size (1.5x) on the Quattro H.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-22-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - took a few shots to compare the SD1m and...

Keith - took a few shots to compare the SD1m and Quattro H today. Used a DG lens (35mm f/1.4 A) and a DC lens (10-20 mm f/3.5) and the same settings on both cameras. I much prefer the look of the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-22-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - the DNG files look great as well. I am...

Keith - the DNG files look great as well. I am going to some SD1m and Quattro H comparisons soon.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-20-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - I learned more today. I can shoot in x3f...

Keith - I learned more today. I can shoot in x3f format and export as an S-HI resolution jpg in SPP6. So I don't need to limit myself to shooting in the S-HI jpg format without a RAW file. I will...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - the camera arrived yesterday. I had a...

Keith - the camera arrived yesterday. I had a chance to use it today as well as view images in SPP6. So these are initial impressions only.
The camera is solid and heavy. The build quality seems...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-12-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
OK Keith - I placed the order tonight. I should...

OK Keith - I placed the order tonight. I should have the Sigma Quattro SD H in a couple of days. I didn't buy any more lenses. I already have five DG lenses. So I'll let you know how it goes and I...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - yes we have lenses but, as you know, our...

Keith - yes we have lenses but, as you know, our DC lenses will be cropped. Only DG lenses can take full advantage of the slightly larger sensor on the H. That is why I am thinking of getting the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
Keith - whichever one of us bites first should...

Keith - whichever one of us bites first should let the other know and share impressions. I still like the SD1 even with all of its quirks. I even like the jpgs out of the SD1.
I also like the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,148
Posted By Eric T
I am very keen on the Sigma Quattro SD H. I have...

I am very keen on the Sigma Quattro SD H. I have it in my shopping cart at two places!
I am thinking of coupling it with the 24-105 Art lens. But I just can't push the "Place this order"...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,612
Posted By Eric T
I am the oddball here. I only shoot with zooms...

I am the oddball here. I only shoot with zooms and I don't change lenses. Lately I have a Sony 16-35mm on a Sony A7r. A Sony 24-240mm on a Sony A7rii and a Panasonic 100-400mm on a Panasonic LX8. ...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,521
Posted By Eric T
I only knew Tom through this forum. I enjoyed...

I only knew Tom through this forum. I enjoyed the kindness, patience. and generosity with which he responded to some of my naive posts. He was a great educator on this forum. I will miss him very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,879
Posted By Eric T
$2200 sounds like a great price for a Nikon Df...

$2200 sounds like a great price for a Nikon Df and 50m lens, particularly if you mean Aussie dollars. I have always been intrigued by that camera.
Keep us posted on your decision.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By Eric T
I like the Voigtlander 35mm Ultron f/1.7. Take a...

I like the Voigtlander 35mm Ultron f/1.7.
Take a look at the Voigtlander 25mm f/4. I also used the 28mm f/1.9 (no longer available) and 15mm f/4.5. All great and all purchased from our Head...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By Eric T
Keith, I used to admire the...

Keith,
I used to admire the Australian/Canadian/British parliamentary system where you can choose your prime minister in 4-6 weeks after an election has called. But now I see the value of our very...
Forum: RFF News 10-09-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,515
Posted By Eric T
Stephen - great idea. Such an organization could...

Stephen - great idea. Such an organization could be very helpful. I would join.
And the cost is NOT high. It costs money to organize and collate ideas.
But I agree with Lasse - please dont' put it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 6,160
Posted By Eric T
Excellent point Keith!

Excellent point Keith!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,827
Posted By Eric T
I ordered a 7 Plus the day they became available....

I ordered a 7 Plus the day they became available. It won't arrive until early-mid October.
I expect it to be a nice camera to always have in my pocket.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,877
Posted By Eric T
We live in the golden age of photo gear. Great...

We live in the golden age of photo gear. Great film equipment is available and cheap. Some great films are still available.
And the digital gear is amazing from so many manufacturers that you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By Eric T
P&S used to mean a compact film camera with very...

P&S used to mean a compact film camera with very few controls.
Now it can include any digital camera with AF and "P" mode.
P mode works great under normal situations - don't feel guilty in using it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,642
Posted By Eric T
Get the M2 fixed and use the "sunny 16" rule for...

Get the M2 fixed and use the "sunny 16" rule for metering.
And you still have the Bessa R2.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-24-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,430
Posted By Eric T
The Leica T is the most underrated camera of our...

The Leica T is the most underrated camera of our time. It is a terrific camera. And now they are much cheaper. Get one while you can.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,722
Posted By Eric T
Stephen, Very glad to hear that you are on the...

Stephen,
Very glad to hear that you are on the mend and doing well.
That is a scary story. Yes, life is short and sweet. It is amazing how people can fight over such trivial things - enjoy life...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 28,893
Posted By Eric T
I shoot a few C41 rolls a year and develop...

I shoot a few C41 rolls a year and develop myself.
I just bought five rolls of Fuji 120 ISO 400 to shoot on my trip to Southeast Alaska next week. I am going to use a Fuji GF670. I'll also use a...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-13-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,571
Posted By Eric T
I prefer the Merrill cameras because they have a...

I prefer the Merrill cameras because they have a true Foveon sensor with the same number of pixels for red, green, and blue. In contrast, the Quattro cameras have only about a third as many pixels...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-26-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,769
Posted By Eric T
I was a big fan of the Sigma Merrill cameras...

I was a big fan of the Sigma Merrill cameras because the IQ was so amazing. But then I got tired of the slowness of the work flow required to get those images and my SD1m became a battery hog.
How...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,368
Posted By Eric T
One day after the Brexit vote with the Pound...

One day after the Brexit vote with the Pound Sterling plummeting, gear prices should increase soon for our British friends. If your income is in British pounds, I fear that your standard of living...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-24-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,624
Posted By Eric T
Does anyone know when the Sigma SD Quattro will...

Does anyone know when the Sigma SD Quattro will be released?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,867
Posted By Eric T
Lately for me it has been the Leica T.

Lately for me it has been the Leica T.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5,232
Posted By Eric T
Since Tom is Canadian, I believe he can (and...

Since Tom is Canadian, I believe he can (and should) be knighted.
Should we henceforth refer to him as Sir Tom?
Tom - thank you for all you do for our community.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-30-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,809
Posted By Eric T
At this point, if you are going to dive into...

At this point, if you are going to dive into film, you might as well go medium format.
And just develop film yourself. It isn't hard.
There are some great deals now on many high quality medium...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,576
Posted By Eric T
Raid, How do you rate expired film if it has been...

Raid,
How do you rate expired film if it has been stored in the refrigerator until use?
Thanks.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-31-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 28,398
Posted By Eric T
I had a Moskva 5 for a while. The camera back...

I had a Moskva 5 for a while. The camera back would not keep the film plane flat so my images were out of focus. I sold it.
I also had an Iskra 2 that was terrific. Very sharp lens. The focus...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-22-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,543
Posted By Eric T
Keith, You encourage me to pick up my Sigma SD1M...

Keith,
You encourage me to pick up my Sigma SD1M again. I stopped using it about a year ago because it became a battery hog. Batteries just can't keep a charge in this camera. I need to get it...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 16,060
Posted By Eric T
Yes, but the 21:9 ratio is just a crop of the...

Yes, but the 21:9 ratio is just a crop of the standard 3:2 aspect ratio. I don't need that. I'll just crop it later if needed.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 16,060
Posted By Eric T
I was a big fan of the Merrill cameras but I just...

I was a big fan of the Merrill cameras but I just don't think the Quattro cameras are a step up in IQ. I liked my SD1 but for some reason it became a huge battery hog so I stopped using it.
I just...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,691
Posted By Eric T
The Leica T is getting cheaper by the day. Well...

The Leica T is getting cheaper by the day. Well worth the current prices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,626
Posted By Eric T
$1 per month for Luminous Landscaper is money...

$1 per month for Luminous Landscaper is money well spent. I am a VERY satisfied subscriber. I have learned a great deal from it and I have no concern about how much money I can make from the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 01-24-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,691
Posted By Eric T
I bought a Leica T and 18-56mm lens brand new at...

I bought a Leica T and 18-56mm lens brand new at a greatly reduced price. I like it.
Easy to use. AF is fast enough for me. IQ and colors are great. Somehow it just makes me want to use it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By Eric T
Home owner's insurance will replace the gadgets...

Home owner's insurance will replace the gadgets after a storm.
The key is to think about those things you can't replace. Perhaps the most important of those is your photo collection.
My family...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-06-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,864
Posted By Eric T
I know this is heresey on this forum but I mostly...

I know this is heresey on this forum but I mostly use the FE 24-240mm lens on my A7r.
I just like its versatility.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,578
Posted By Eric T
I enjoy the Fujifilm Instax cameras. I mainly...

I enjoy the Fujifilm Instax cameras. I mainly use the WIDE camera. I prefer the larger photos. It does a great job and is a great conversation piece of ice breaker.
Its no wonder the Fujifilm...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-01-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 10,529
Posted By Eric T
I have both the A7r and Fuji XT-1. The Fuji is...

I have both the A7r and Fuji XT-1. The Fuji is great. I have no complaints.
But I usually carry the A7r. The higher resolution allows me to crop tremendously and leave long telephotos at home. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Eric T
Several years ago I converted and M1 to have an...

Several years ago I converted and M1 to have an M2 rangefinder. This was probably a mistake. I was advised on this forum not to do it and just use the M1 with wide angle lenses. That was very good...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,344
Posted By Eric T
The Leica may have a 28mm lens so it won't...

The Leica may have a 28mm lens so it won't compete directly with, and get crushed by, the Sony RX1r with its 35mm lens. The price will no doubt be astronomical.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-30-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 12,065
Posted By Eric T
There will come a time when the M8 can no longer...

There will come a time when the M8 can no longer be repaired. Even now, I don't know if the M8 sensor can be replaced. So unless parts and repairs can be done for many years, I doubt that the M8...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,897
Posted By Eric T
I agree with Ned. Let the camera do the...

I agree with Ned. Let the camera do the scanning.
I take a few rolls of film each year - but only for fun and not very often.
I develop and scan C41 myself but I prefer not to go through the work...
Forum: Travel 05-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 7,204
Posted By Eric T
For my next trip, I will travel light: a Sony A7r...

For my next trip, I will travel light: a Sony A7r with 24-240mm zoom and a Fujifilm X100s.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 11,957
Posted By Eric T
Frank, The Fujis are great. But also consider...

Frank,
The Fujis are great. But also consider the Sony A7 as well since the price is now below $1000. It took me a while to warm up to the Sony A7r but now i use it frequently. Good for legacy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Eric T
I use the Sigma f/3.5, 10-20 mm DC lens. If you...

I use the Sigma f/3.5, 10-20 mm DC lens. If you don't need something that wide, the 18-Sigma f/1.8, 18-35 mm lens is excellent.
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,260
Posted By Eric T
Vancouver, Washington. Mild climate year...

Vancouver, Washington. Mild climate year round.
No income tax in the state of Washington.
No sales tax in Oregon.
Live in Vancouver and cross the river and buy things in Portland, Oregon.
My...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-14-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 14,806
Posted By Eric T
Gary, Thank you for the very thorough and...

Gary,
Thank you for the very thorough and well-reasoned response to my question.
We think very similarly about these things. Like you, I turn to the Fuji XT-1 when I need versatility. But when the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 14,806
Posted By Eric T
Gary, So which do you prefer, Quattro or Merrill?...

Gary,
So which do you prefer, Quattro or Merrill? I haven't taken the plunge to Quattro yet. The Quattro images I have seen just don't inspire me as much as the Merrill images.
Am I missing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By Eric T
Leica and the euro

With the steep decline of the euro versus the US dollar, will the cost of Leica cameras decrease in the US? Or will we have to buy them in Europe to capture the cost savings? (I believe...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,659
Posted By Eric T
I rarely shoot film anymore. I occasionally take...

I rarely shoot film anymore. I occasionally take a few shots with a Fujifilm GF670 or GA645Zi. In the digital realm I usually use the Fuji XT-1 and X100s. The only mirrored camera I use with any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,982
Posted By Eric T
I rarely use my M8. I have M-mount lens of...

I rarely use my M8. I have M-mount lens of several focal lengths and I enjoy using them on mirrorless bodies such as m4/3rds, Fuji X, or Sony E-mount. I recently purchased a Sony A7r at a low price...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,968
Posted By Eric T
Virtually everyone who bought a Sigma Merrill...

Virtually everyone who bought a Sigma Merrill camera did so for the image quality. We knew what we were giving up in performance - processing speed, low light imaging, etc.
We signed on to the flaws...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 13,322
Posted By Eric T
Can someone from Britain help me here? Is this...

Can someone from Britain help me here?
Is this representative of the nonsense that the Guardian publishes?
I just don't know where to begin in describing the depth of the ignorance portrayed in this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,854
Posted By Eric T
One more thing - I use paypal exclusively for...

One more thing - I use paypal exclusively for payments in either direction.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,854
Posted By Eric T
I concur with the comment above. I have mostly...

I concur with the comment above. I have mostly bought and sold occasionally on eBay almost since the inception of eBay and never had a problem. I follow a few basic rules:
1. I only buy items sold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Eric T
Kids and film cameras

I enjoyed this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/10/kids-old-cameras_n_6135168.html
Young children experiencing film cameras for the first time.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-09-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,398
Posted By Eric T
William and NJH, See this link on how Instax is...

William and NJH,
See this link on how Instax is important to the X-series at...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-09-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,371
Posted By Eric T
All a matter of personal taste. If the Zorki...

All a matter of personal taste. If the Zorki works for you, that is all that matters.
For me, I like experimenting with different cameras and different ways of shooting.
I enjoy shooting all sorts...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-09-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,398
Posted By Eric T
William, I have seen this from a number of...

William,
I have seen this from a number of places. I will try to find something specific for you.
In the meantime, see pages 22 and 23 of the latest Fuji annual report: ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-09-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,398
Posted By Eric T
So where is the camera business going? Compact...

So where is the camera business going?
Compact cameras have been nearly killed off by smart phones.
That loss of business to some major camera manufacturers may reduce their ability to invest in...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,947
Posted By Eric T
Can anyone do a Sony A7r comparison to Sigma...

Can anyone do a Sony A7r comparison to Sigma Merrill or Quattro?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,099
Posted By Eric T
Avoid the Visoflex if at all possible. To me, it...

Avoid the Visoflex if at all possible. To me, it ruins the fun of a rangefinder.
If you need to see through the lens, get a good film SLR. Zillions of them out there for little money. Nikon F, F2,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-13-2014
Replies: 20
$$$
Views: 2,960
Posted By Eric T
I agree with Coopersounds. None of them appeal to...

I agree with Coopersounds.
None of them appeal to me.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-11-2014
Replies: 118
Views: 29,775
Posted By Eric T
Just not competitive on specs or price. Nothing...

Just not competitive on specs or price. Nothing remarkable about IQ either.
Fuji is still king in the area.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,452
Posted By Eric T
Lynn, I now develop all C41 myself. It really...

Lynn,
I now develop all C41 myself. It really isn't that hard. I buy the chemicals from freestyle along with the Peterson tank and a few bottles. Then I bought a water bath from ebay for about $50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,681
Posted By Eric T
I pledged support for four rolls of 120. The...

I pledged support for four rolls of 120. The more sources of color film we have going forward, the better. Good luck to Ferrania!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By Eric T
Yes, amazing set of photos. I have never seen...

Yes, amazing set of photos. I have never seen anything like it. A great testament to sisterhood.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,444
Posted By Eric T
But there is also the Leica M-A without a meter. ...

But there is also the Leica M-A without a meter. And it is still $4,750.
A nice looking camera but decades behind current technology.
You can have a minimalist approach and still have modern...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,444
Posted By Eric T
Duane, You are quite right - that's all you need....

Duane,
You are quite right - that's all you need. But add to the price when features are taken away? Does the M60 need to cost that much more?
But, it doesn't matter. Leica will sell them. ...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-22-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,913
Posted By Eric T
Why can't you just buy an M240 and not look at...

Why can't you just buy an M240 and not look at the screen? Can save a lot of money over the M60. The M60 concept is silly to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,791
Posted By Eric T
I bought the 6 Plus - mainly for the Apple Pay...

I bought the 6 Plus - mainly for the Apple Pay but I also like the super slow-mo video and the image stabilization on the camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,444
Posted By Eric T
I very surprised by Canon - not responding to the...

I very surprised by Canon - not responding to the mirrorless business, no change in their Bayer sensors including no big jump in resolution to match Sony and Nikon. Just a few minor upgrades to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Eric T
Thanks for the information on traveling to Cuba...

Thanks for the information on traveling to Cuba from the USA. I had no idea that there were so many flights between Miami and Cuba.
You photos of Cuba are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Eric
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Eric T
Bob, Was it difficult for you to enter Cuba? Did...

Bob,
Was it difficult for you to enter Cuba? Did you have a special visa?
Eric
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,706
Posted By Eric T
Gary, I checked it carefully (and as others have...

Gary,
I checked it carefully (and as others have said), the new Wide 300 camera uses the same film as the Wide 210. Nice size prints.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,706
Posted By Eric T
I have been enjoying the Instax Mini 90 and...

I have been enjoying the Instax Mini 90 and Instax 210 lately. The image quality isn't bad at all. I am not scanning the images well yet. That will take more practice.
The new camera looks as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-07-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 101,000
Posted By Eric T
I took my underutilized Fuji GF670 on a trip to...

I took my underutilized Fuji GF670 on a trip to Olympic National Park in Washington State in July.
I was planning to take a few rolls and if I didn't like the results, I was going to sell the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Eric T
I need to study the Illum's low light performance...

I need to study the Illum's low light performance a bit more. It only goes up to ISO 3200 but remember - you are always shooting at f/2.
The noise doesn't seem too bad at 3200 ISO but I confess...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Eric T
Lytro Illum - Lightfield photography

I just wanted to share my experiences to date with the Lytro Illum camera. I hesitated to make the purchase since the resolution of the images is low (about 4 MP equivalent) but I am an early...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,298
Posted By Eric T
The Canon EOS M gets a bad rap. It's a nice...

The Canon EOS M gets a bad rap. It's a nice little camera, takes sharp images, is easy to use, and is very cheap these days. Put it on your list.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 6,208
Posted By Eric T
I have owned several old folders over the last...

I have owned several old folders over the last decade including an Iskra II (great image quality but focus ring was hard to move even after repair), a Voigtlander Bessa II, and a Moskva V. There may...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Eric T
I like the GF670 very much. I took it on a trip...

I like the GF670 very much. I took it on a trip to Olympic National Park in Washington this summer. I shot a few rolls to decide whether or not I would sell it. Well, I am not selling. I am very...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-24-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,269
Posted By Eric T
I own an M8. I now only use it as an infrared...

I own an M8. I now only use it as an infrared camera (with the appropriate filter).
Nice camera but it is vastly inferior to more modern offerings from Fujifilm, particularly the XT-1.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,027
Posted By Eric T
Godfrey is spot on. I just gave a Panasonic G1...

Godfrey is spot on. I just gave a Panasonic G1 (in mint condition) to my 19 year old daughter. I just hopes she gets some enjoyment from it. Maybe it will spark and interest in going further,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2014
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,543
Posted By Eric T
I just bought the Lytro Illum. Interesting...

I just bought the Lytro Illum. Interesting gadget - interesting approach to photography but, so fa, I don' think the IQ isn't worth it. Sigma's Merrill sensors really spoiled me.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,429
Posted By Eric T
For me, >99% digital. The non-Bayer sensors from...

For me, >99% digital. The non-Bayer sensors from Sigma (Foveon) and Fujifilm (X-trans) are so much better than anything I can do on film.
My problem is that scanning is an art by itself and I just...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,393
Posted By Eric T
I just don't care about the issues Chris raises...

I just don't care about the issues Chris raises on TCS video. He is right about them (for the most part) but if you want high IQ at a relatively low price, Sigma is a great choice. I have the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,595
Posted By Eric T
Leica S and three lenses

Leica S and three lenses
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,169
Posted By Eric T
Thank you for sharing. Just amazing. I...

Thank you for sharing. Just amazing. I especially like the handmade stools.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By Eric T
All of the fuji X-cameras with X-trans APS-C...

All of the fuji X-cameras with X-trans APS-C sensors are terrific. The X-Pro1, XE-1, XE-2, XT1, etc. - all great with differences that aren't likely to be seen in your photos. Taking the plunge...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,821
Posted By Eric T
Raid, My M8 has a Reset function on the menu. It...

Raid,
My M8 has a Reset function on the menu. It puts the camera back to factory settings. If the M9 has that, it might be worth a try.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-14-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,922
Posted By Eric T
I need to see how the images compare to the...

I need to see how the images compare to the Merrill sensors. If anyone sees a Merrill vs. Quattro image comparison online, please share!
Forum: Travel 06-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,604
Posted By Eric T
I am very jealous of your cool weather in Norway....

I am very jealous of your cool weather in Norway. Your trip sounds amazing. Eager to see some of your photos soon.
It is VERY warm here in our home state of Florida.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,355
Posted By Eric T
Great thread - I've learned a lot. Thanks for...

Great thread - I've learned a lot. Thanks for asking Keith!
Eric
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,275
Posted By Eric T
Spanik, I have had the SD1m for well over a year...

Spanik,
I have had the SD1m for well over a year now. I like being able to use the Foveon X3 sensor at multiple focal lengths. It is slow but I don't miss that many shots because of the slow AF. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By Eric T
Thanks for sharing Gary. I am particularly...

Thanks for sharing Gary. I am particularly interested in the gains in dynamic range.
Higher resolution is nice I guess - no need for telephoto lenses with 75 mp.
But increases in dynamic range...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By Eric T
The Sigma image quality was the factor that...

The Sigma image quality was the factor that caused me to sell nearly all of my film cameras and almost completely drop film. I just could not surpass Foveon sensor image quality with medium format,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,908
Posted By Eric T
My guess is that the SDIm lacks live view because...

My guess is that the SDIm lacks live view because of the tremendous drain that would put on battery life. The SDIm definitely has its limitations but I like being able to use multiple focal lengths...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 8,497
Posted By Eric T
Lightweight tripod.

Lightweight tripod.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Eric T
I bought the old Sigma 50mm f1.4 shortly after I...

I bought the old Sigma 50mm f1.4 shortly after I bought an SDM1. It was very disappointing. I rarely use it. I now have two of the Art lenses: 35mm f1.4 and the 18-35mm f1.8. Both are great but...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 14,033
Posted By Eric T
Ken Rockwell's article on the XT-1 says that...

Ken Rockwell's article on the XT-1 says that since Fuji doesn't seal their boxes, you should never buy them retail. You just don't know what you are getting. It's too bad retail stores do this to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,011
Posted By Eric T
The Fuji X-series, particularly the XT-1, are now...

The Fuji X-series, particularly the XT-1, are now the cameras that we wish Leica cameras could be. Leica is just too small of an enterprise to compete with Fuji. So rather than try to make cameras...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,847
Posted By Eric T
I own both. I use the Fuji X-Pro1 often. I use...

I own both. I use the Fuji X-Pro1 often. I use the M8 only rarely and mainly as an infrared camera. Both are great cameras but the Fuji is much more versatile with a superior sensor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By Eric T
I took the plunge and pre-ordered the new Lytro...

I took the plunge and pre-ordered the new Lytro camera. There is so much emphasis on the speed and quality of autofocus in today's digital cameras that I think it will be quite refreshing to shoot...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,469
Posted By Eric T
Sony has abandoned the mirror with their a99. I...

Sony has abandoned the mirror with their a99. I suspect that Canon and Nikon will eventually forsake the mirror to save cost if for no other reason.
EVFs are improving dramatically these days. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-27-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7,030
Posted By Eric T
I own the M8 and the 5D MkII. I use the 5D MkII...

I own the M8 and the 5D MkII. I use the 5D MkII fairly regularly. When I have to get a shot and I don't have much time, I use the 5D MkII. It is incredibly versatile. It is not my most used...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-23-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 26,014
Posted By Eric T
Leica may evolve to become primarily a lens...

Leica may evolve to become primarily a lens company. All or nearly all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras these days can use an M-mount adapter. They are already making autofocus lenses with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 32,163
Posted By Eric T
Keith - great lizard shot! Gary - terrific light...

Keith - great lizard shot!
Gary - terrific light house!
jarski - the snake looks all too real!
I can't get enough of these Foveon images. Keep them coming.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-19-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 10,943
Posted By Eric T
I have an M8. It is a great camera but there are...

I have an M8. It is a great camera but there are drawbacks. The sensor is a dust magnet. I had to clean it constantly. The shutter is noisy. The highest ISO that can be used in low light is 640....
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,559
Posted By Eric T
I was keen on the A7r when it first arrived. But...

I was keen on the A7r when it first arrived. But it has a slow frame rate and a VERY loud shutter. Fuji and Sigma have also taught me to stain away from traditional Bayer sensors.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-15-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,716
Posted By Eric T
I had a Kiev 60 for a few years. Even after I...

I had a Kiev 60 for a few years. Even after I sent it for repair, the frame spacing was never right. I still have a Kiev 19m (35mm SLR with Nikon mount). Its fine.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-10-2014
Replies: 213
Views: 25,138
Posted By Eric T
I am intrigued. All I need are faster processing...

I am intrigued. All I need are faster processing times and better low light performance.
Better battery life is good but I can replace a battery pretty quickly.
I also don't care about full frame....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 7,770
Posted By Eric T
I like the way photography records history. One...

I like the way photography records history.
One of my favorite books is "New York Changing - Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York".
Douglas Revere photographed the same scenes in New York City...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,876
Posted By Eric T
Keith, I am glad to hear that you are getting an...

Keith,
I am glad to hear that you are getting an SDM1. It is my primary camera now.
Consider getting the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens. I know you prefer primes but this zoom lens is terrific. I bought...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-25-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 49,326
Posted By Eric T
Ralph must have tried a Sigma Merrill camera with...

Ralph must have tried a Sigma Merrill camera with a Foveon sensor.
Once you try that, there is no going back.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,241
Posted By Eric T
Paramount no longer using film for movies

Is the end of color film now at hand?
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-paramount-end-to-film-20140118,0,806855.story#axzz2qlySs1vz
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By Eric T
It isn't worth much at all until it is fixed. ...

It isn't worth much at all until it is fixed. Fix it. Sell it.
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,048
Posted By Eric T
So something new must be coming from Sigma soon. ...

So something new must be coming from Sigma soon. I heard a rumor about a new interchangeable lens, mirror less system coming from Sigma.
These Foveon sensor cameras are amazing. Just needs faster...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,707
Posted By Eric T
The way I see it is that buying a new digital...

The way I see it is that buying a new digital camera is like buying into a new type of film. The sensors get so much better over time, that I pull the trigger once in a while and buy.
The new...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By Eric T
I started with a DP2m last spring and have never...

I started with a DP2m last spring and have never looked back. NOTHING I have seem approaches the quality of Foveon X3 images. I sold a lot of gear to my buy more Sigma cameras and lenses. If I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2013
Replies: 219
Views: 51,271
Posted By Eric T
My guess is that a 36 Mpx sensor would require so...

My guess is that a 36 Mpx sensor would require so much processing power that is would have made the Df much larger and require too much power.
The Sony A7r can remain small because it lack a mirror...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-16-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,080
Posted By Eric T
The advantage of m4/3 was weight. Sony has shown...

The advantage of m4/3 was weight. Sony has shown that a large sensor can be put in a small body. Kudos to Sony. Only the lower price will keep the m4/3rds format in the game.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By Eric T
As Gary stated above, I have the SD1m. I started...

As Gary stated above, I have the SD1m. I started with the 18-250mm zoom but now have several lenses. I started with the DPxMs but I wanted other focal lengths and faster lenses.
I also wanted to...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-03-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,225
Posted By Eric T
The Nikon DF just appears to be yet another...

The Nikon DF just appears to be yet another camera in the recent retro craze such as the Olympus PEN, EM-5, and Fujifilm X-Pro1. These retro cameras are interesting. I even bought one of them. But...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,208
Posted By Eric T
I have all three. IQ is equally superb on all...

I have all three. IQ is equally superb on all three. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the DP3m. It is the one I reach for most of the time.
IQ is so good with these cameras, I find that I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-27-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 11,203
Posted By Eric T
If the ff Fuju had an x-trans ff sensor, I would...

If the ff Fuju had an x-trans ff sensor, I would be very interested. But if it has just the standard Sony 24 Mp Bayer sensor, I'll pass.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-27-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,207
Posted By Eric T
I like using film and I enjoy the simplicity of...

I like using film and I enjoy the simplicity of manual film cameras (Nikon FTn, FM2, Leica R8, Fuji GF670). I even enjoy developing my own color film. But the killer for me was the scanning. (I...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-23-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 22,599
Posted By Eric T
I'd take the A7 over the M9 and the A7r over the...

I'd take the A7 over the M9 and the A7r over the M 240.
I prefer modern autofocus over 80 year old rangefinder focusing.
The Sony cameras were built for a mirror less digital format from the ground...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-19-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 20,971
Posted By Eric T
A big drawback to the Sony A7 or A7r is the very...

A big drawback to the Sony A7 or A7r is the very loud shutter. Reminds me of the Leica M8. I am astonished that a camera released in 2013 would have such a loud shutter.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,641
Posted By Eric T
Canon and Nikon should be very worried. Leica is...

Canon and Nikon should be very worried. Leica is a niche manufacturer still tied to a focusing system first introduced in 1932 - so the new Sony won't effect a luxury brand very much.
I still prefer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,307
Posted By Eric T
Kiev 60. Build quality was atrocious.

Kiev 60. Build quality was atrocious.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,933
Posted By Eric T
Voigtlander Bessa II. I was looking forward to...

Voigtlander Bessa II.
I was looking forward to 6x9 shots but the film plane was never flat - even after a repair.
I couldn't even get sharpness across the film plane at f/11.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By Eric T
Of the four on your list, I'd get the Canon EOS...

Of the four on your list, I'd get the Canon EOS M. When it first came out, I was very underwhelmed by this camera. But when the price dropped to $300 with the f/2 22mm lens, I bought it.
It is...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-18-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,208
Posted By Eric T
How about "Russian Ark", 90 minutes, 1 take -...

How about "Russian Ark", 90 minutes, 1 take - amazing.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,879
Posted By Eric T
Thanks Kent! My daughter's photo was the first...

Thanks Kent! My daughter's photo was the first one posted! Mine was fifth in line.
Great fun. I am eager to hear the final tally of the number of photos posted.
What is your next project?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-01-2013
Replies: 428
Views: 79,472
Posted By Eric T
No Keith. Buying the DP2M was a fine idea. You...

No Keith. Buying the DP2M was a fine idea. You just need to have all three DPMs - get the DP1M when you can.
I had fun with the DP3M today.
Great photo from Brisbane - impressive!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-31-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,879
Posted By Eric T
I submitted an IR photo taken with a Leica M8...

I submitted an IR photo taken with a Leica M8 with a 28mm Voigtlander and Hoya R72 filter. A normal shot was just too harsh looking under the 11 AM Florida sun.
I am eager to see everyone's...
Forum: Sony RX Series 08-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 13,792
Posted By Eric T
The price isn't too bad compared to a single...

The price isn't too bad compared to a single Leica 35mm Summicron or Summilux lens.
Full frame just doesn't provide a great advantage anymore.
And I am no longer enamored by traditional Bayer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By Eric T
Couldn't agree more with Bill. Three most...

Couldn't agree more with Bill.
Three most important factors to me:
1. Shutter speed
2. Tripod
3. Image stabilization (either lens or body)
Preference depends on circumstances.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-08-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,879
Posted By Eric T
I'm in. Great idea!

I'm in. Great idea!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,110
Posted By Eric T
Most people want to carry around as few gadgets...

Most people want to carry around as few gadgets as possible. An IQ arms race is not building in the smart phone industry. It will be interesting to see where that takes us. For example, Apple is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,812
Posted By Eric T
I read on Mirrorless Rumors that the upcoming...

I read on Mirrorless Rumors that the upcoming Panasonic GX7 will not have the new Fuji/Panasonic sensor. But we won't know until August.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 8,058
Posted By Eric T
Pentax K1000

Pentax K1000
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-16-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 40,783
Posted By Eric T
The SD1m isn't bad at f/11. This was taken at...

The SD1m isn't bad at f/11. This was taken at ISO 100 at 18mm (using 18-250mm lens).
The site is Cedar Key, Florida, last Saturday night.
SDIM1195 - Version 2...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,993
Posted By Eric T
I couldn't agree more. I bought a Kiev 60 once...

I couldn't agree more. I bought a Kiev 60 once trying to do medium format on the cheap. It's frame spacing was never right. I sent it off for repair and was better but still not quite right. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 6,054
Posted By Eric T
Try the Foveon sensor Sigma cameras and then see...

Try the Foveon sensor Sigma cameras and then see if you still give a hoot about Leica.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-08-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 40,783
Posted By Eric T
Gary, In my experience, the DP3m is the sharpest...

Gary,
In my experience, the DP3m is the sharpest of the three DPxm cameras. But all of them are incredibly sharp. I try to always use a tripod with these cameras. Not so necessary with the SDIm...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-07-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,442
Posted By Eric T
Dragonfly taken with SD1m, 18-250mm lens at...

Dragonfly taken with SD1m, 18-250mm lens at 250mm, 1/20 sec, f/6.3, handheld.
The image stabilization of this lens is incredible.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3696/8917328823_ea8f3417d2_o.jpg...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-07-2013
Replies: 836
Views: 83,442
Posted By Eric T
The supermoon, June 22, 2013. Taken with the SD1m...

The supermoon, June 22, 2013.
Taken with the SD1m and a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom at 200mm with 2x teleconverter.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/9148858750_aaed4c1fea_o.jpg...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-07-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,960
Posted By Eric T
I think it is just as likely that Canon will halt...

I think it is just as likely that Canon will halt their foray into the mirrorless realm. They took a bath on the EOS-M, a subpar product. In addition, mirrorless sales over all are stagnant and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-06-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 40,783
Posted By Eric T
To start, keep the ISO at 100 and use auto white...

To start, keep the ISO at 100 and use auto white balance for outdoor shots and indoor shots with lighting from the outside. Use spot focusing to autofocus on the part of the scene that most...
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