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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,672
Posted By JP Owens
And in the U.S., there is a wealth effect...

And in the U.S., there is a wealth effect happening again. The stock market is soaring, so even those not in the stock market are feeling wealthy. Credit is easier to get, so folks are buying more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By JP Owens
Never had a problem with the F4s autofocus, even...

Never had a problem with the F4s autofocus, even for fast action sports. My problem with it, as others have mentioned, was that it was way too heavy. Lugging around a couple of those all day was just...
Forum: Photo Software 03-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By JP Owens
I think it cost me $89 to upgrade from the...

I think it cost me $89 to upgrade from the earlier version of the software. Great software, but a little slow on support with new raw formats. The EOS Rp just came out and they are saying June before...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,589
Posted By JP Owens
The EOS 1N with the Ec-B screen would give you a...

The EOS 1N with the Ec-B screen would give you a matte screen with microprism and split image. I used a couple of them in the early 1990's and they are solid cameras. Not so lightweight, but a great...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By JP Owens
Pretty over the top with all that badging. Got to...

Pretty over the top with all that badging. Got to be hard to peddle something like that these days, though. Scammers got to scam, I guess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,500
Posted By JP Owens
I had tens of thousands of negatives and slides...

I had tens of thousands of negatives and slides from 50 years of shooting professionally. Journalism and documentary stuff. Tried giving them away to area libraries, museums, etc., but none of them...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By JP Owens
I seem to be in the upper end of the most...

I seem to be in the upper end of the most numerous bracket. I've observed a strange phenomenon over all these years, though. While I still weigh the same as I weighed in my 20's, my cameras have not...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,749
Posted By JP Owens
I've nothing to add to the color thread, but that...

I've nothing to add to the color thread, but that Falcon really brings back memories. That year model was my first car as a teen ager. It was in great condition, but the engine was well past its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,509
Posted By JP Owens
A favorite from this year, from a play by a local...

A favorite from this year, from a play by a local theatre group. I like the expressions and colors. The Panasonic GX8 with its electronic shutter option is perfect for live performances like...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By JP Owens
My biggest problem with the latest offerings such...

My biggest problem with the latest offerings such as this is the "price is no object" philosophy in making them. Four thousand dollar cameras seem to be the new "sweet spot." Pretty soon, Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,130
Posted By JP Owens
Too expensive for me. $3,300 dollars? And in a...

Too expensive for me. $3,300 dollars? And in a year, when the Mk II hits the stores, it will be $4,500 dollars. It's just a camera. /rant mode off/
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,342
Posted By JP Owens
The future of film photography is written in a...

The future of film photography is written in a demographic. What percentage of folks younger than 30 years are shooting film. Watch that demographic. Those of us who spent most of our lives with film...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By JP Owens
I shoot M4/3 extensively with Panasonic cameras...

I shoot M4/3 extensively with Panasonic cameras (G85 and GX8) and noise up through 1600 really isn't an issue. The bigger issue is autofocus. Low light is their achilles heal. I always switch to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,047
Posted By JP Owens
1" wide Domke Gripper over the shoulder is my...

1" wide Domke Gripper over the shoulder is my usual goto strap. I like the Peak Design attachment system for their straps, but hate the straps. Too bulky.

If I'm shooting video and stills with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By JP Owens
Second that. I have always preceded a 135 over...

Second that. I have always preceded a 135 over the 85 or 105 for portraits. Often used some kind of softening filter, though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,632
Posted By JP Owens
The Fuji Xe2 is still a good camera. The Canon 5D...

The Fuji Xe2 is still a good camera. The Canon 5D classic produces wonderful images, but lacks micro adjustment for lenses. Deal breaker for me, sadly. I also like the Canon 50D. Fast and responsive....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,494
Posted By JP Owens
Having shot untold thousands of rolls of film...

Having shot untold thousands of rolls of film over my almost 60 year obsession with photography, I have no nostalgia for film. But I'm glad some folks are keeping it alive. Film preserved almost all...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By JP Owens
I've had both the R and the R2A. The R worked...

I've had both the R and the R2A. The R worked fine; but, was too light for my taste and didn't feel durable. I loved the R2A, though. Shot a lot of film through it, never a problem. Actually a better...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,102
Posted By JP Owens
I like the photos. I've had a long running...

I like the photos. I've had a long running personal photo project trying to illustrate the emptiness of places once occupied by people now gone that I have known, but have failed miserably at doing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,165
Posted By JP Owens
As far as sharpness of "high end" glass with 400...

As far as sharpness of "high end" glass with 400 speed film, the way to see the difference writ large would be to shoot the same scene with the same lens on a film camera at 400 IS, and on a full...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,735
Posted By JP Owens
I've owned most of the Leica film cameras from...

I've owned most of the Leica film cameras from the IIIc to the M6 over the years. The M2 and the M5 were the only ones that I used extensively, though, with the M5 being my favorite.

Were they worth...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-25-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By JP Owens
I shoot primarily m4/3 these days (G85 and Gx8)...

I shoot primarily m4/3 these days (G85 and Gx8) for the same reason you do...after decades of carrying heavy cameras, my body just doesn't want to do that anymore. If I have to shoot in a really dark...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By JP Owens
I've never found a completely satisfactory...

I've never found a completely satisfactory solution. The best thing I've come up with is to use a diopter on the eyepiece and an M with a wider field of view than I shoot with. An M2 with a 50mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By JP Owens
I've owned the GX7 and have owned a GX8 since it...

I've owned the GX7 and have owned a GX8 since it came out. The GX8 is better optically, but I think the GX7 was a better camera all around, and am tempted to buy another one. Carried the GX7...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By JP Owens
The photo really captures many conflicted kids at...

The photo really captures many conflicted kids at county fairs as their animals are led off for slaughter. As a Vegan who has photographed more county fairs than I care to remember, I've seen a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By JP Owens
Flakey ebay sellers and slow PayPal refunds

I've bought a lot of stuff on eBay, with generally good experience. But I recently bought a "Buy it now" lens from an auction where the seller had 138 sells with 100% rating. Sounded good.

After I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,835
Posted By JP Owens
I've had mixed experience selling to KEH. At...

I've had mixed experience selling to KEH. At times, they have offered me more than I expected (and more than their estimate). At other times, they have lowballed gear so badly I just told them to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,012
Posted By JP Owens
Probably this one. It's just a photo of a random...

Probably this one. It's just a photo of a random kid at a county fair, but the intensity of the young man in the middle of all the intense color just seems to make it for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,336
Posted By JP Owens
One of two rescue cats that have taken ownership...

One of two rescue cats that have taken ownership of our office over the last few years.

http://tcbooster.tv/ty.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By JP Owens
I have enough photo gear, I'm hoping for a new...

I have enough photo gear, I'm hoping for a new Digital Audio Player for my Flac file collection.

I've asked Santa (my wife) every year of the 40 we have been married for a Lamborghini; but, alas,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By JP Owens
Just shoot with lenses that have stabilizers...

Just shoot with lenses that have stabilizers built in. Problem solved. :)

One of the advantages of going to mirrorless with the G85 and GX8 is five axis ibis. Thankfully, as I've gotten older and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-11-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By JP Owens
With old SLR cameras, and DSLR cameras for that...

With old SLR cameras, and DSLR cameras for that matter before they had micro focusing per lens capability, focusing errors resulting from the assembly line nature of these cameras created enough body...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,252
Posted By JP Owens
The use of the word "sexualized" is ambiguous,...

The use of the word "sexualized" is ambiguous, and in the eye of the beholder. Do some people act badly toward "sexualized" teenage girls? Surely. But, most people don't.

This seems to be more...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,852
Posted By JP Owens
As others have said, it's just another generic...

As others have said, it's just another generic mobile friendly website. But, most people access the web on mobile devices, now, so those of us who prefer to use desktops will just have to accommodate...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By JP Owens
I don't understand the reluctance to Adobe's...

I don't understand the reluctance to Adobe's subscription plans. I have the full CC subscription because I use many of their programs, but you can get Lightroom, Photoshop and 20TB of cloud storage...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By JP Owens
I bought a Canon D30 in 2001, I think. Was still...

I bought a Canon D30 in 2001, I think. Was still shooting film; but, had owned several other digital cameras by then. But the D30 was really the game changer. Shot it until the Canon 10D came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,079
Posted By JP Owens
When my personal robot in a few years expresses...

When my personal robot in a few years expresses an interest in photography, I'm going to encourage him/her/it to shoot film.

Many cellphones can shoot, pretty much without assistance, technically...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,393
Posted By JP Owens
Unfortunately, there is a line that can be...

Unfortunately, there is a line that can be crossed where you can't step back. Once you are willing to violate the constitution, and then when called on it, brush it off by simply declaring that you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JP Owens
These days, if you really want your photos to...

These days, if you really want your photos to live forever, release them copyright free onto the Internet. Not just to Flickr or Instagram or any of the other formal photo sharing sites, because...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JP Owens
For every shoebox full of family photos...

For every shoebox full of family photos discovered in an old attic or dresser drawer, thousands of shoeboxes of family photos have been thrown in the trash by family members clearing out a home after...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JP Owens
Yeah, I doubt it's political. Just another cool...

Yeah, I doubt it's political. Just another cool thing for urban young people to congregate around. Nearest place to drop off a roll of film to be processed is 60 miles away. I never see film cameras,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By JP Owens
Absolutely, the 50 1.2 is sweet, and incredibly...

Absolutely, the 50 1.2 is sweet, and incredibly well built.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By JP Owens
I've looked very closely (pixel peeping) at both...

I've looked very closely (pixel peeping) at both the 50 1.4 and 50 1.8, and I have never seen enough difference to make a difference in their image quality. The 50 1.4 is better built; but, having...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By JP Owens
Found deals on OM2, Pentax MX

Couple of SLR's over at photo.net

Olympus OM-2sp http://photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=1541711

Pentax MX - http://photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=1541710
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-01-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By JP Owens
I'm really liking my GX8. It's a nice size, has a...

I'm really liking my GX8. It's a nice size, has a very good EVF, and the Dual Lens/Body stabilization is really great. The image quality is excellent. I also use the 4K video a lot, but the big...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-01-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By JP Owens
Here are a couple of resources...

Here are a couple of resources online:

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/ricoh

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ricoh
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,022
Posted By JP Owens
All of our energies ebb and flow. Enthusiasm ebbs...

All of our energies ebb and flow. Enthusiasm ebbs and flows. I've found that acting only on inspiration is fatal to creativity. I've always treated photography the same way the best writers treat...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-18-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By JP Owens
I've used Optech neoprene straps for years and...

I've used Optech neoprene straps for years and not had a problem. But, everything, eventually, breaks. Even Leicas! Always a good idea to keep an eye on anything supporting an expensive camera.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
Posted By JP Owens
This forum has only deleted one account in the...

This forum has only deleted one account in the past that i'm familiar with.

Generally, forums never delete accounts. One, it usually deletes posts from people still members that posted on any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By JP Owens
I always have used developer one shot. Still,...

I always have used developer one shot. Still, after a very late night developing session, I have put fixer in first. Happens to everyone.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 6,348
Posted By JP Owens
Thanks for that. The Internet Archive link worked...

Thanks for that. The Internet Archive link worked great.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By JP Owens
Success isn't always measured in quantity. /....

Success isn't always measured in quantity.

/. Philosophical Rant On ./

Having a "master plan" seems a quaint concept in 2016. The world (if it ever was) is no longer solid, and life a constant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,219
Posted By JP Owens
Kodak's film sales peaked around 1999 at over 900...

Kodak's film sales peaked around 1999 at over 900 million units. By 2012, sales were around 20 million units a year, and at the same time, the number of photos taken each year increased...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,219
Posted By JP Owens
Film cameras had pretty much gone as far as it...

Film cameras had pretty much gone as far as it could at the end of the film camera era. Same for film technology itself. But photography, in general, beyond the P&S stuff, was pretty much dead in the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,593
Posted By JP Owens
I tried the A6000 hoping it was the answer for a...

I tried the A6000 hoping it was the answer for a small, powerful APS-C mirrorless camera. Ultimately, I sold the camera and went back to Micro 4/3.

A major problem for me is that I wear glasses, and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By JP Owens
Thanks for these. That Canon (and the guy behind...

Thanks for these. That Canon (and the guy behind it) are doing a great job. I find these old, abandoned cemeteries bittersweet when I encounter them miles from anywhere in the middle of the woods....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 8,229
Posted By JP Owens
Today it's my m4/3 bag: a Domke F6, with...

Today it's my m4/3 bag: a Domke F6, with Panasonic GX8, Pany 12-35, Tamron 28/2.5 (adapted), Nikon 100/2.8E (adapted), Nikon 50/1.8 (adapted), a Rode VideoMicro, Zoom H1 recorder, a small manual...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 4,350
Posted By JP Owens
Cheaper than a good canvas, I guess! Surely...

Cheaper than a good canvas, I guess! Surely someone has the perfect spot in their home to feature this work of art.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By JP Owens
For a neck or shoulder strap, the Optech is hard...

For a neck or shoulder strap, the Optech is hard to beat. I've used them since they came on the market years ago. For events, I prefer the Spiderpro belt and clip. I much preferred the weight of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2016
Replies: 8,886
Views: 867,268
Posted By JP Owens
Panasonic GX8. I've used a GH3 for a long time...

Panasonic GX8. I've used a GH3 for a long time for M4/3, but the GX8 has IBIS, really nice for the old manual glass. So far, it is great. And the 4K video is killer.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,084
Posted By JP Owens
I started noticing it in my 40's. I'm now 66....

I started noticing it in my 40's. I'm now 66. Fortunately, accurate autofocus became common about the time that started. And for manual focus lenses, thank the stars for EVF and magnifying the images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By JP Owens
My wife and I have no interests in common, but...

My wife and I have no interests in common, but she is intelligent and funny and has put up with decades of my photography obsession. We married 19 days after we met, and here we are 38 years later!...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By JP Owens
If I collect 13 of them, do they open a portal...

If I collect 13 of them, do they open a portal into Leica heaven?
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By JP Owens
Nah. Go for the Samsung. At least you can roast...

Nah. Go for the Samsung. At least you can roast marshmallows with it when not shooting!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,655
Posted By JP Owens
I had several Bessas, and the R2A was my...

I had several Bessas, and the R2A was my favorite. If I still shot film, I'd still be shooting the R2A. Solid camera with all the right features.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By JP Owens
The T90 is a solidly pro camera marred by the...

The T90 is a solidly pro camera marred by the dreaded EEE error. Most still working now had the shutter replaced, though, so you should really enjoy running some film through it.
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,190
Posted By JP Owens
Traditional floodlights, I noticed, have...

Traditional floodlights, I noticed, have disappeared around town here over the last couple of years. Replaced by traditional looking fixtures that have a quarter size flat "dot" in them that put out...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,397
Posted By JP Owens
My experience with paypal is that if I use my...

My experience with paypal is that if I use my paypal account, which is attached to a credit card, to buy stuff outside of the U.S., it works fine. If I try to just use a credit card through paypal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,485
Posted By JP Owens
The thing I always liked about the OM's was the...

The thing I always liked about the OM's was the big, bright finder image. Back in the day, many SLR finders were pretty dark (yes, original Nikon FM, I'm talking about you).

Sadly, that big finder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By JP Owens
I've had good success scanning 35mm with the...

I've had good success scanning 35mm with the V550, but I have the Better Scanning film holders for it. For 8x10's, it works pretty well.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,792
Posted By JP Owens
I was left with no doubt that Adams likes his...

I was left with no doubt that Adams likes his subjects. I'm not sure his subjects completely understood his intent, though, and over time many began to feel they were exploited (whether Adams made...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,910
Posted By JP Owens
It has been years now since I had a darkroom, and...

It has been years now since I had a darkroom, and chemistry was cheap back then, but I always avoided a lot of problems by using a generous amount of chemistry in the tank, and using D76 1 to 1, one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,056
Posted By JP Owens
Yes, Roger, hard to even give away an FT-2. I...

Yes, Roger, hard to even give away an FT-2. I always liked them, though, keeping a couple around even when I was shooting F's. If I remember correctly, Herbert Keppler was a fan of Nikkormats back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,056
Posted By JP Owens
Nikkormat FT-2. Last one before Nikon went AI....

Nikkormat FT-2. Last one before Nikon went AI. Built like a rock, uses a modern LR-44 battery, and you can use any old non-AI or later lens with it. Add a 50mm and a roll of Tri-X, and you are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By JP Owens
It's been a while, but my experience when I was...

It's been a while, but my experience when I was doing a lot of e6 was that an opened kit was good for about 6 months, max, depending on how much remained in the bottle. It seemed the 1st Developer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By JP Owens
Yes, it will work, but it won't be as quiet.

Yes, it will work, but it won't be as quiet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By JP Owens
It does engender cynicism when you have to deal...

It does engender cynicism when you have to deal with politicians a lot. But the kind of access that an official photographer has has resulted in some great photos over the years.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By JP Owens
Not really that great a number. I've talked to...

Not really that great a number. I've talked to young people who routinely shoot a couple of hundred selfies a day. And that's just shooting themselves with their lunch. Imagine having a subject like...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,927
Posted By JP Owens
Another GH3 fan. Solid camera, good stills,...

Another GH3 fan. Solid camera, good stills, top-notch 1080p video (very sharp). If you stick with ISO 1600 or below, it's a hard camera to beat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By JP Owens
I don't think the intent of McCurry's stuff is...

I don't think the intent of McCurry's stuff is truly documentary and certainly not hard news anymore. All of this brouhaha is much ado about nothing in my dumb opinion.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,314
Posted By JP Owens
We try to always credit the photography in our...

We try to always credit the photography in our newspapers; but, when these things go through a lot of hands, sometimes it happens that no credit is given.

The reporter is not the person who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By JP Owens
Don't feel bad, most folks put the fix in first...

Don't feel bad, most folks put the fix in first eventually. Only takes once to make you really paranoid about making sure bottles are well labeled.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,037
Posted By JP Owens
A camera's greatest longing is to be rescued from...

A camera's greatest longing is to be rescued from the dark bag in which it spends most of its life so it can fulfill its purpose and celebrate the light. When we pull it from that bag, it certainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,765
Posted By JP Owens
Interesting thread. I can't think of a camera...

Interesting thread.

I can't think of a camera I've ever "bonded" with. They have always been tools for me, and I've tried to use, over the decades, the tool that seemed most effective at getting the...
Forum: RFF News 04-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By JP Owens
Digital, analog, in the end it's pretty much that...

Digital, analog, in the end it's pretty much that Google can do what they want to do with most of our images. The problem with an inherent (because you took the photo) or commercial (because you...
Forum: RFF News 04-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By JP Owens
You mean Getty is just figuring this out? I agree...

You mean Getty is just figuring this out? I agree that Getty is the real villian here,though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,417
Posted By JP Owens
If you are going to shoot film, it's hard to do...

If you are going to shoot film, it's hard to do better than a 'blad. The quality of the glass is amazing. Just don't forget your dark slide!

Local Pageant hired some New York photographers to shoot...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By JP Owens
Copal shutters generally have two timing...

Copal shutters generally have two timing mechanisms. One is for faster shutter speeds , where the shutter opens quickly & immediately closes. The other is for slower speeds (opens shutter fully,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By JP Owens
Obviously not a fast action camera. But...

Obviously not a fast action camera. But limitations are often good for our art. Easiest certainly isn't always best. Great photos you are getting out of the beast.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-26-2016
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,430
Posted By JP Owens
Shooting a rodeo today, so it's the DSLR and...

Shooting a rodeo today, so it's the DSLR and heavy zoom. At least it's a beautiful day out.
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,345
Posted By JP Owens
I've used the Nik stuff for a long time. Viveza...

I've used the Nik stuff for a long time. Viveza is great for doing selective adjustments on photos. Seems Google periodically releases the existing version of the Nik stuff just before or after they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,481
Posted By JP Owens
I'm an EOS shooter. I've owned most of the Nikon...

I'm an EOS shooter. I've owned most of the Nikon cameras up through the F5. The F100 is my favorite Nikon. Not nearly as heavy as the F5 or F6, but very capable and reliable. I don't see any reason...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,012
Posted By JP Owens
I had been covering a hurricane many years ago...

I had been covering a hurricane many years ago (back in the film days), had gotten no sleep for a couple of days, headed back in to the newspaper after the storm had moved on, only to have the editor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By JP Owens
Dropped a Mamiya M645 once on a hardwood floor....

Dropped a Mamiya M645 once on a hardwood floor. The safety lock on the Sunpack 544 flash failed. Camera hit on the film wind side, pushing it into the body (these are not really sturdy cameras) and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,441
Posted By JP Owens
"Bear in mind that if some people "...can't...

"Bear in mind that if some people "...can't understand why anyone would want to shoot it over digital." or "...can't see any reason to shoot slide..." it means precisely that: they can't see, they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,441
Posted By JP Owens
Back in the late 1980's the newspaper I shot for...

Back in the late 1980's the newspaper I shot for started using drum scanners as the first step to turn the slide film we were shooting into separations for printing in the newspaper. Fascinating to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,441
Posted By JP Owens
Having shot a lot of slide film back in the day,...

Having shot a lot of slide film back in the day, I can't understand why anyone would want to shoot it over digital. Limited dynamic range and thus little exposure latitude, hard to get good prints...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By JP Owens
I think the photos are great. Of course, that has...

I think the photos are great. Of course, that has little to do with the particular camera you shot them with.

It's a challenge to get used to Sony's color. Sony seems far more interested in rapidly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,818
Posted By JP Owens
The FM2 or FE2 are fine cameras. Relatively...

The FM2 or FE2 are fine cameras. Relatively lightweight, reliable, etc. I would pass on the original FM or FE, though. The finders are very dark compared to the FM2 and FE2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By JP Owens
Yep. Those old CDS meters had a limited range....

Yep. Those old CDS meters had a limited range. Thank goodness ISO 400 film was the fast film in those days.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,611
Posted By JP Owens
We are extremely unsuccessful at understanding...

We are extremely unsuccessful at understanding other people just by watching them. One of my favorite quotes, "We live in a house full of mirrors and think we are looking out windows."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,185
Posted By JP Owens
looks like $2 a sheet for 4x5. Not bad for a...

looks like $2 a sheet for 4x5. Not bad for a specialty film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By JP Owens
I don't know. A buck a month seems to me a...

I don't know. A buck a month seems to me a bargain, if the site is useful to you. Giving everything away free is a sure way to go under. I'd sure pay a buck a month to keep this site going, if asked.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,607
Posted By JP Owens
That Nikkormat is hard to beat. Solid as a rock....

That Nikkormat is hard to beat. Solid as a rock. I had a Topcon SuperDM for awhile once. Solid camera, but it was the pro oriented model. And of course, you can't go wrong with the Pentax.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By JP Owens
The Zenit E was a somewhat crude, clunky camera;...

The Zenit E was a somewhat crude, clunky camera; but it was a $100 camera with a lens back in the early 1970's that was certainly good enough to learn photography with. I suggested it to numerous...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,309
Posted By JP Owens
El Capitan is a useful upgrade. Went flawlessly...

El Capitan is a useful upgrade. Went flawlessly on everything from Mid 2010 Mac Pro to year old iMacs and laptops. Some people are having problems with Mac Mail, usually only if you have multiple...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-28-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By JP Owens
I'm with Winogrand when asked why he shoots...

I'm with Winogrand when asked why he shoots photos, "I have a burning desire to see what things look like photographed by me."

That's enough meaning for me. Photos mean different things to different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,181
Posted By JP Owens
Normal behavior at 1/15 sec. Sounds like a BB...

Normal behavior at 1/15 sec. Sounds like a BB thrown into a can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By JP Owens
A 42 watt led is about equivalent to a 150 watt...

A 42 watt led is about equivalent to a 150 watt incandescent bulb. LED ratings can be confusing.

The most important number is the CRI; I don't see one for that panel.
Forum: Leica SL 01-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,618
Posted By JP Owens
The S and SL are completely different cameras...

The S and SL are completely different cameras intended for completely different purposes. I just don't see the S with adapted lenses as the poor man's SL, if that is what you are trying to achieve....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
Yeah, as pointed out above, the article had a...

Yeah, as pointed out above, the article had a typo. You get 2 minutes 30 seconds at 24fps.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
Well, at least they will turn your $50 film into...

Well, at least they will turn your $50 film into digital so you can actually view it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
There must be some really wealthy students at...

There must be some really wealthy students at film schools. 90 seconds for between $50 and $70, is the estimated cost for film and processing. I can't believe there is an actual market for such a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
My dad could get an entire year of holiday videos...

My dad could get an entire year of holiday videos on a single roll of Super 8 film! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
Here's another...

Here's another link.

http://www.newsshooter.com/2016/01/06/kodak-goes-back-to-the-future-and-announces-a-new-super-8-film-camera/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By JP Owens
I could not be convinced! $75 for 90 seconds of...

I could not be convinced! $75 for 90 seconds of film? You got to be kidding.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,302
Posted By JP Owens
New camera announcements aren't even interesting...

New camera announcements aren't even interesting anymore. D5. ISO 3 Million? Yeah, that's useful for about .01 percent of photographers. Perhaps the ISO in the D6 will be so high we can finally see...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-04-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,150
Posted By JP Owens
I'll have to follow these blogs. I like,...

I'll have to follow these blogs. I like, especially, that Petronius says his blog is about photos with the GRD 3. There seems to be a tendency among GR users to always use "GR" rather than specifying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,524
Posted By JP Owens
Yeah, most stuff has become homogenous these...

Yeah, most stuff has become homogenous these days. I think it has to do with so many people, even good photographers, using commercial actions with LR and PS. The quality of some of these actions is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-23-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,641
Posted By JP Owens
Very interesting use of light in many of the...

Very interesting use of light in many of the images.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 11,600
Posted By JP Owens
Sounds like an inexpensive lens has turned into...

Sounds like an inexpensive lens has turned into an expensive lens. But, you are buying a Summitar disassembly experience for the money.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-18-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,725
Posted By JP Owens
Cameras should be used up in the process of...

Cameras should be used up in the process of shooting photos, not become shopworn by constantly changing hands. I park a $30,000 dollar car in a crowded supermarket shopping lot. Why should I be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By JP Owens
If I was Kodak, that's what I would say, too....

If I was Kodak, that's what I would say, too. Glad, though, to see there is an effort to keep motion picture film alive for awhile. Opening financially sustainable labs is definitely essential to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,797
Posted By JP Owens
I have no nostalgia for old digital cameras. The...

I have no nostalgia for old digital cameras. The original 5D was a great camera. I literally shot the shutters out of a couple of them. And they will still take great photos. If you are willing to...
Forum: RFF News 12-15-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 6,946
Posted By JP Owens
It was cool in the day when everyone was having...

It was cool in the day when everyone was having fun with old FSU rangefinders, other cheap RF's from the 70's and 80's, along with old Leicas. The "Bessa Buzz" really stirred things up because it was...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By JP Owens
It is true. As the saying goes: another rock,...

It is true. As the saying goes: another rock, another tree. That said, I liked some of his early work of shop tools. Banal, perhaps, but I'm interested in old tools.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By JP Owens
Impressive work. Micro 4/3 appears to fit his...

Impressive work. Micro 4/3 appears to fit his subject and working style just fine. Quite a size difference in format from his large format stuff. Many were taken with first and second generation M4/3...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By JP Owens
It's a fair average price for the camera. If you...

It's a fair average price for the camera. If you want it to use, buy it. If you are buying it with an eye to the resale price, I can't advise you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By JP Owens
FM2n with MD12 fits the hand very nicely. Great...

FM2n with MD12 fits the hand very nicely. Great combination that should work for years.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-29-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,334
Posted By JP Owens
Yes. That has always been my system as well. I...

Yes. That has always been my system as well. I just don't take chances with SD cards. Their content is too valuable to me.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-29-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,334
Posted By JP Owens
Never write to an SD card intended for use in a...

Never write to an SD card intended for use in a camera with a computer. Always format the card in the camera, never in the computer. Never use a card formatted in one brand of camera in another. Only...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By JP Owens
The Mamiya is more versatile and will save some...

The Mamiya is more versatile and will save some money on film. But if you are itching for the Rollei, nothing else is going to scratch the itch.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,454
Posted By JP Owens
The N90s (not the N90) is a fine camera. Works...

The N90s (not the N90) is a fine camera. Works great. Fast. Accurate metering. Amazing how cheap they go for these days.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,486
Posted By JP Owens
No image can be trusted. We edit the world every...

No image can be trusted. We edit the world every time we point the camera and snap the shutter, whether we shoot with film or digital. The goal with photographic honesty isn't to determine if the the...
Forum: RFF News 11-27-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By JP Owens
The furious pace of Sony innovation in the...

The furious pace of Sony innovation in the digital camera sector is changing the game just as rapidly as they produce new cameras. I suspect there will be more exits among the few players who are...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 6,457
Posted By JP Owens
There is no question that the 1080P video quality...

There is no question that the 1080P video quality from the A6000 is top notch, and syncing sound in post is a no-brainer with modern NLE's. The two limitations, if you shoot continuous video (rather...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 6,457
Posted By JP Owens
The A6000 is a solid camera. I used it with...

The A6000 is a solid camera. I used it with E-mount lenses and a variety of Nikon, Canon, and Leica manual focus lenses (via adapters). I ultimately sold it, though, because the EVF doesn't have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,358
Posted By JP Owens
My bride of 37 years has no interest in...

My bride of 37 years has no interest in photography or cameras. But I was a photographer when we met and she understood it was an everyday part of my life. Has been supportive of my photography,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,563
Posted By JP Owens
M8's are old computers now. That they have become...

M8's are old computers now. That they have become quirky and unreliable isn't surprising.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,466
Posted By JP Owens
Sounds like the ramblings of bored old men. :) I...

Sounds like the ramblings of bored old men. :)

I shot film for 50 years. Zero nostalgia for it. Zero desire to go back to hours in a darkroom. Loved the gear, hated the medium. Having said that,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,258
Posted By JP Owens
Don't be critical of folks unless you've been...

Don't be critical of folks unless you've been there. You are in a war zone. You have only cameras. People are shooting. People are fighting. There are bodies around you. There is constant violence...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,555
Posted By JP Owens
Nikon from the late 1960's until autofocus came...

Nikon from the late 1960's until autofocus came along, then switched to Canon. Still use Canon as primary gear. Have M4/3 and like the Panasonic GH3, but use it mostly for video. I've owned most of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-07-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 31,438
Posted By JP Owens
I shoot a Pany GH3 a lot. I wish it could be my...

I shoot a Pany GH3 a lot. I wish it could be my only camera. But, the achilles heel of the m4/3 format, in my experience, is low light and dynamic range. If I nail exposure exactly, ISO 1600 is fine....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By JP Owens
Cameras are lousy collectibles. And Nikon F2's,...

Cameras are lousy collectibles. And Nikon F2's, in general, even in nice shape, aren't rare. Use that bad boy! ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By JP Owens
Yeh. Looks like the some violent event led to the...

Yeh. Looks like the some violent event led to the inner parts of the sync terminal being pulled almost out of the casing.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,660
Posted By JP Owens
Paul Simon nailed this years ago in...

Paul Simon nailed this years ago in "Kodachrome"

"If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match
my sweet...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,660
Posted By JP Owens
I would have shot more cliches. Photography has...

I would have shot more cliches.

Photography has been a great career, and is personally fulfilling to this day. But, looking back over the last five decades, I'm not sure that photographs have...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 10-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By JP Owens
Never used the Lomo version, but did have a Minox...

Never used the Lomo version, but did have a Minox EL (of which the LOMO is a knockoff). While I liked the little camera, I've never been comfortable will scale focusing. But it looks like you are...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By JP Owens
I don't get the first place winner. I like the...

I don't get the first place winner. I like the second place, reminds me of Steve McCurry and David Harvey (without the crushed Kodachrome shadows Harvey was famous for). Third place I find...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,787
Posted By JP Owens
The NEX-7 and A6000 are amazing cameras. Bought...

The NEX-7 and A6000 are amazing cameras. Bought an A6000; but, unfortunately, the EVF and my glasses didn't get along. Not enough eye relief to see the whole screen, and the rubber viewfinder...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,991
Posted By JP Owens
I don't think the RD-1 holds the magic....

I don't think the RD-1 holds the magic. Establishing a long-term relationship with a camera is really the key, whether it's an RD-1 or XE1.
Forum: Leica SL 10-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,885
Posted By JP Owens
Here's a video pitch of the...

Here's a video pitch of the beast.

https://vimeo.com/143536578
Forum: Leica SL 10-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,885
Posted By JP Owens
But, will it blend?

But, will it blend?
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By JP Owens
Nikon diopters have calculated into their values...

Nikon diopters have calculated into their values the default -1 of the finder. For example, I need the finder to be not -1 but "0", so the diopter I use has "0" on it. So, if you need a +2, just buy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-19-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,342
Posted By JP Owens
I'm conflicted by the abundance of options we...

I'm conflicted by the abundance of options we have in cameras today. Because I shoot primarily for a newspaper, any 16mp m4/3 camera from the last few years yields more than enough image quality for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By JP Owens
I'm not familiar with all P&S digitals; but, the...

I'm not familiar with all P&S digitals; but, the Sony A6000 and Panasonic GH3 both can be set up like DSLRs, with back button focus, separating focus from the shutter release.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,891
Posted By JP Owens
o.k. That's hard core birding! ;)

o.k. That's hard core birding! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,891
Posted By JP Owens
"One of my Canon F-1Ns always has the motordrive...

"One of my Canon F-1Ns always has the motordrive installed because it gives shutter priority, I also had the luck to get a Pentax Super A with its motordrive (not superfast, OK) and it improves the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-15-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,377
Posted By JP Owens
"I hate the pop up EVF Just as much as the add...

"I hate the pop up EVF Just as much as the add EVF on from the last model.
Why can't they build a camera big enough so that all the damn features they want to put into it fit INTO it ?"

That...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By JP Owens
I've never understood affection for inanimate...

I've never understood affection for inanimate objects. But, I can join you in mourning your loss.

Or, perhaps, you ARE quite mad! ;)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-08-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,202
Posted By JP Owens
I really can't see how Voigtlander could fit into...

I really can't see how Voigtlander could fit into the digital marketplace, beyond making lenses. With the film rangefinders, they rode a 10 year window in a very small niche. I would think the best...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By JP Owens
I suspect there are cinematographers who are more...

I suspect there are cinematographers who are more nostalgic for film than anyone watching the movies they make. I would guess 99 percent of the people can't tell the difference between "real" film...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By JP Owens
Isn't the M9 shutter always cocked?

Isn't the M9 shutter always cocked?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By JP Owens
Definitely leave the lens on. Otherwise, they get...

Definitely leave the lens on. Otherwise, they get lonely at night. :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By JP Owens
There will be some parallax error. Fortunately,...

There will be some parallax error. Fortunately, these lenses don't focus really close, so if you don't frame too tightly, you will be fine.

The bigger problem with a Sonnar is getting things in...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 11,905
Posted By JP Owens
Same issue with the videos. The app doesn't seem...

Same issue with the videos. The app doesn't seem to handle bandwidth efficiently. We have only AT&T DSL available here, and it is slow. I'll take a look at the office later where we have much faster...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-05-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 6,938
Posted By JP Owens
Over the last 50 years or so, I've shot just...

Over the last 50 years or so, I've shot just about every variety of lens out there, from cheap to very expensive. Apart from CA issues with some and SA issues with others, I've not noticed much...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,917
Posted By JP Owens
Image the frustration when a $8,000 Leica does...

Image the frustration when a $8,000 Leica does that. And they do!

Send it in for repair. That's really all you can do.

I'm not unsympathetic, but angst over dead cameras just has to be way down on...
Forum: Leica SL 10-02-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,908
Posted By JP Owens
If they remove the optical rangefinder, there is...

If they remove the optical rangefinder, there is simply nothing they can do with a computer to justify this thing costing $8 grand. Perhaps if the thing was machined from a solid block of titanium by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By JP Owens
I have two well used F3's here, and the LCD's are...

I have two well used F3's here, and the LCD's are fine in both of them.

I have seen degraded T90 LCD's, though.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-28-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,460
Posted By JP Owens
In my personal stuff, I tend to favor a 50mm or...

In my personal stuff, I tend to favor a 50mm or 85mm. When I'm shooting a 24 - 70 zoom, I find myself at the long end of the zoom most of the time. I like to isolate a subject, rather than locate the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,728
Posted By JP Owens
Buy a nice looking F and have a CLA done on it....

Buy a nice looking F and have a CLA done on it. Ratty ones were usually used by pro shooters, and the shutters are probably approaching failure. I shot a lot of sports back in the day when I used F's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679
Posted By JP Owens
It's easy enough to brick a Hasselblad just doing...

It's easy enough to brick a Hasselblad just doing normal operating stuff in the wrong sequence. "Lack of patience" and "repairing a Hasselblad" don't seem like a good combination. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By JP Owens
Well, there is a bunch of old camera stuff; but,...

Well, there is a bunch of old camera stuff; but, a lot of it looks pretty forlorn. Is there really a collectors market for this old stuff anymore?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679
Posted By JP Owens
'Blads are very complex, with a lot of precision...

'Blads are very complex, with a lot of precision parts. It's probably not a great idea to mess with them yourself. On the other hand, you've got very little money in the camera, so you don't have...
Forum: Leica SL 09-23-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,908
Posted By JP Owens
Hmmm. $8000. Unless it is replacing the M, this...

Hmmm. $8000. Unless it is replacing the M, this just doesn't make sense to me. It's going to be really tough playing in the mirrorless marketplace with an $8,000 dollar camera. Even if it says,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By JP Owens
Did your friend tell the magazine the images were...

Did your friend tell the magazine the images were not his?

Regardless, it is your friend who violated your copyright.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By JP Owens
How much financially do you figure those photos...

How much financially do you figure those photos are worth to you? You, of course, have a defacto copyright on them. But to enforce that copyright, you have to defend it. And that is going to cost you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,884
Posted By JP Owens
Megapixels aren't everything; but, advances in...

Megapixels aren't everything; but, advances in sensor technology are significant. And operational aspects of more modern cameras are important to lots of folks. As I said, though, the M8 is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By JP Owens
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Fed...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Fed 1A's is here. :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FED_(camera)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By JP Owens
I've had a Graphic 35, which actually took pretty...

I've had a Graphic 35, which actually took pretty good photos. The weak link is the focusing mechanism. And, when it broke, I couldn't find anyone who would repair it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,884
Posted By JP Owens
Well, the only way to scratch the "Leica Itch" is...

Well, the only way to scratch the "Leica Itch" is to buy one. Unless you just fall in love with rangefinder focusing, though, the X100 is a far more advanced tool. Smaller and lighter with better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By JP Owens
You are asking about the LX-1? Ancient...

You are asking about the LX-1?

Ancient technology. Watercolor jpegs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,125
Posted By JP Owens
Right click over the video. Then select "Full...

Right click over the video. Then select "Full Screen"
Forum: RFF News 09-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,093
Posted By JP Owens
It will be interesting to watch. If they decide...

It will be interesting to watch. If they decide that these "crazy kids with their lomos" are not price sensitive to film prices, they will jack up the prices to maximize profit. If they stay pretty...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,237
Posted By JP Owens
The 1.1 DOF is just too narrow. I stick with 1.5...

The 1.1 DOF is just too narrow. I stick with 1.5 or 1.4 at the most, and use sparingly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By JP Owens
Yeah, a UV filter goes on the lens when new, and...

Yeah, a UV filter goes on the lens when new, and never comes off. Always a rear cap.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By JP Owens
All the lenses will work, including IS, on the...

All the lenses will work, including IS, on the EOS 1n. Great camera, by the way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By JP Owens
Rugged, fine camera. My only complaint is a...

Rugged, fine camera. My only complaint is a personal quirk, I never could get comfortable with the small, dark LCD shutter speed readout located next the the aperture indicator in the finder....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By JP Owens
I think you are overthinking this. Who knows why...

I think you are overthinking this. Who knows why we do what we do?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By JP Owens
Pretty soon the resolution will be so high that...

Pretty soon the resolution will be so high that all you have to do is point the camera at New York city, then crop individual images from anywhere in the city. One shot and you are done! ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By JP Owens
About the middle of the...

About the middle of the page.

http://nofilmschool.com/2015/09/canon-developing-8k-uhd-cinema-camera-120-megapixel-dslr-display
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By JP Owens
Canon working on 120 Megapixel DSLR

"Regarding the 120 Megapixel DSLR, which is likely using technology first announced back in 2010:

Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By JP Owens
I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps the much...

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps the much higher prices of the latest versions of the L glass is explained by Canon's need to resolve everything their next generation sensors can throw at them....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By JP Owens
I agree. Most photographers have no practical use...

I agree. Most photographers have no practical use for 250 mp. In fact, 25 mp is more than just about anyone needs. But, I suspect that cameras will continue the megapixel increases, anyway. Sony is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By JP Owens
Canon's new 250 megapixel APS-H Sensor

And the beat goes on...

http://nofilmschool.com/2015/09/canon-250-megapixel-aps-h-sensor
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,383
Posted By JP Owens
I've found that, if KEH has it, their prices are...

I've found that, if KEH has it, their prices are competitive with stuff on eBay, and KEH has a great guarantee.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,383
Posted By JP Owens
When Canon added video to their DSLR's and...

When Canon added video to their DSLR's and started the "everyone can be a famous filmmaker" fad, the rush for vintage glass went crazy. The M4/3 video capable cameras added to the old lens buying...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,548
Posted By JP Owens
The GX8 is very tempting, especially with the 4K...

The GX8 is very tempting, especially with the 4K video.
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