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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By kzphoto
Nikon may refuse the repair but other 3rd party...

Nikon may refuse the repair but other 3rd party facilities often have no way of checking US vs Non-US serials. Make sure the repair centre has Nikon parts authorization and you're good. If it is a VR...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,794
Posted By kzphoto
Is the 21/4.5 a Biogon or a rectilinear? ...

Is the 21/4.5 a Biogon or a rectilinear?

http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_us/camera_lenses/zeiss-ikon/cbiogont4521zm.html

Having used the 14 quite a bit, I enjoy the DOF scale and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By kzphoto
Do you know if the blades are sill there? It may...

Do you know if the blades are sill there? It may be that something inside the lens is loose or simply needs to be reset for the aperture to work again.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By kzphoto
Raid, I would recommend staying away from Bower...

Raid,

I would recommend staying away from Bower / Samyang / Rokinon lenses. They are built rather poorly and if they break, they will sell you a service replacement at 50% of the retail cost. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,237
Posted By kzphoto
As noted before, CRIS isn't the repair facility...

As noted before, CRIS isn't the repair facility for Ricoh / Pentax products anymore. That lovely job has shifted to Precision camera. They'll most likely need a few moths to get their technicians...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By kzphoto
Dave, what's wrong w/the rx100?

Dave, what's wrong w/the rx100?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By kzphoto
Feeler gauges work wonders. Some manufacturers...

Feeler gauges work wonders. Some manufacturers sell shims for specific screws / purposes. Find a parts manual for lenses and see what you can find.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,117
Posted By kzphoto
I haven't used the x100t, but the videos showing...

I haven't used the x100t, but the videos showing the hybrid VF make the unit seem less than ideal. I would imagine one focusing on the tiny window in the corner rather than the rest of the frame. I...
Forum: Other RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By kzphoto
I used a Canon IVsb for awhile and it was...

I used a Canon IVsb for awhile and it was actually quite fun! Not as compact as an Oly RC, xa, etc, but you get interchangeable lenses and they can be had for pretty cheap.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 6,721
Posted By kzphoto
This was also or the cameras that piqued my...

This was also or the cameras that piqued my interest. I agree with the EVF statement, but I wonder if the lens is truly manual or if it is another fly-by-wire attempt at manual focus?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By kzphoto
I'm still waiting for a wide version of the...

I'm still waiting for a wide version of the instax printer.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
And the components together. Colors added for...

And the components together. Colors added for the sake of visibility. Lens board needs to be roughed out and finalized, but it looks to be about 18mm deep. Loads of room to play.

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Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Now, to design a lens board!

Now, to design a lens board!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Lens with helical. Shutter as well, in...

Lens with helical. Shutter as well, in black.
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Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Slight redesign to the VF holder, since it looked...

Slight redesign to the VF holder, since it looked pretty fragile in the original design. Added a grip. Working with measurements from Schneider to build the model for the helical as well as the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By kzphoto
Canon parts diagrams list a few different greases...

Canon parts diagrams list a few different greases depending on the applications. I use a really light grease they call FLOIL, which looks (to me) to be the same thing as the medium grease listed on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By kzphoto
Some camera manufacturers allow their lenses to...

Some camera manufacturers allow their lenses to focus past infinity. Be it due to manufacturing tolerances, IR imaging, etc.

I would recommend focusing on somehthint bright like the moon, making...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-25-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 15,003
Posted By kzphoto
It is without a doubt, the one camera I would...

It is without a doubt, the one camera I would keep if I were to sell everything else. After travelling to Peru and Mexico with the GF670, I realize the camera makes the perfect travel companion. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Fit looks good and my measurements are exact,...

Fit looks good and my measurements are exact, although the 3d print warped as it dried down. . I need to figure out whether the magazine hooks should mount to the rear of the unit or the inside of...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Finally got the 3d print. Here are a few...

Finally got the 3d print. Here are a few snaps:

Apologies for the poor phone snaps, the camera on this thing is awful.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/15011193902_c4c1decb81_c.jpg...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,719
Posted By kzphoto
I went in November of last year and packed Ektar...

I went in November of last year and packed Ektar 100 and Acros 100, in a Fuji GF670. I'd recommend a longer lens, like a 90 for large spaces and a 35 or 50 for everything else. I didn't find a wide...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By kzphoto
Is the meter some type of needle match system?...

Is the meter some type of needle match system? Maybe the needle is stuck if the circuit checks out ok?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-19-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,820
Posted By kzphoto
This camera has an APS-C sensor, I believe. I...

This camera has an APS-C sensor, I believe. I would look for a nice 21 or 25mm lens, but I prefer wides. Ymmv.

The CZ21/4.5 is nothing short of amazing I second the recommendation on the 28/3.5. I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By kzphoto
More opportunity for dust to collect on a sensor...

More opportunity for dust to collect on a sensor or the ND filter. Moving parts inside a fixed lens camera can cause dust particles to become lodged in or near the sensor.

Cleaning fixed lens...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By kzphoto
I am not very familiar with shutters but from...

I am not very familiar with shutters but from your description it sounds like meshing gears aren't sitting correctly. If you have to move something to get certain speeds working, maybe a gear post is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
A friend was kind enough to 3d print a basic...

A friend was kind enough to 3d print a basic prototype for testing. simply to check shape / function. I'll post a photo this weekend once I have the print in-hand.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Phil, 35 digitar has an image circle of 90mm at...

Phil,

35 digitar has an image circle of 90mm at f/11, so it should do 6x6 just fine. It's also light as the dickens, according to the B&H website....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
OK. Had to make a small revision to the model,...

OK. Had to make a small revision to the model, since it was missing a dimension. 2nd version is just about complete but I need to send it off to get a prototype made. Anyone have any...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Most likely CNC'd, but I don't have access to a...

Most likely CNC'd, but I don't have access to a CNC machine yet. There's a local company called "Tech Shop" that has lots of neat machines: laser cutters, water jets, cnc machines, mills, lathes,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Donald, I just performed a CLA on a sorta gummy...

Donald,

I just performed a CLA on a sorta gummy A12, and I realized that there's a little angular pawl that you can remove which will keep the back winding all the way through the roll. It means I...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Think Alpa 12 TC, but smaller still. I believe 3d...

Think Alpa 12 TC, but smaller still. I believe 3d printing these components out of plastic should enable me to keep the cost pretty low.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Dan, I was planning on using that helicoid for...

Dan,

I was planning on using that helicoid for the first lens, to see the quality of the machining. If it works out okay, I figure I'll make another lens or two with those focusing mounts.

The...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
Posted By kzphoto
Scale Focus 6x6

I love my Fuji GF670 for shooting squares, but there are times when I wish I could use a wider lens. Most of my photography is done in daylight, so I can scale focus and shoot at f/8 or f/11. Given...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-25-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By kzphoto
I would think the sloped cam isn't in the right...

I would think the sloped cam isn't in the right position for the lens. Most likely the optics were removed and put back into the lens, but on the wrong threading.

If you're comfortable with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By kzphoto
Shoot a roll of bracketed images and then develop...

Shoot a roll of bracketed images and then develop it. Find which exposure looks best and adjust your in-camera exposures accordingly.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By kzphoto
Sony has a spare parts website, where you can...

Sony has a spare parts website, where you can punch in the model number of your item and get a parts list of available spares. I think this is what you're looking...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By kzphoto
That's normal operation. When the film door is...

That's normal operation. When the film door is closed, the camera needs film in it in order to fire the shutter. I think there is a wheel which is turned by film moving over it and this in turn...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-20-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,415
Posted By kzphoto
I think that the camera would use a 44x33mm...

I think that the camera would use a 44x33mm sensor to keep lens designs smaller and more compact. Maybe f/4 lenses as well?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,988
Posted By kzphoto
There was a thread floating around awhile back...

There was a thread floating around awhile back which described some type of conductive marker with which one could draw leads or repair circuits. Repairing for cables is a daunting task! Find a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,760
Posted By kzphoto
Your local camera repair guy is definitely right,...

Your local camera repair guy is definitely right, but finding the screws could be a challenge. I'd recommend heading to your local hardware store, with the lens so that you may find the appropriate...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By kzphoto
There's a canon 7 repair manual floating around...

There's a canon 7 repair manual floating around the internet if you're interested in working on it yourself.

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/repairmanuals.html
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By kzphoto
If it's a modern lens like a canon or nikon, the...

If it's a modern lens like a canon or nikon, the lenses have inside them adjustment collars that allow very small adjustments to the planarity of the optics. These adjustments ensure that the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,433
Posted By kzphoto
Oh my bad! I figure it was a replacement for the...

Oh my bad! I figure it was a replacement for the MP.

http://twitter.com/LeicaForum for those interested.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,433
Posted By kzphoto
New Leica Gear on the Way!

@LeicaForum on twitter is live blogging the press conference from the new Leica HQ in Wetzlar. There looks to be gobs of new gear!

New Leica 90mm f/4 Makro:
http://ow.ly/i/5Ev46

New 28 Summilux...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,504
Posted By kzphoto
Oh you say "behind the Viewfinder." What exactly...

Oh you say "behind the Viewfinder." What exactly are you describing?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,504
Posted By kzphoto
I believe there is a remark in your review...

I believe there is a remark in your review regarding the VF of the GF670. Mine does indeed have a shutter speed indicator in the VF and I can shoot at 1/500 when wide open.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 10,532
Posted By kzphoto
I loved my 21/4.5 on the GXR and I'm happy to...

I loved my 21/4.5 on the GXR and I'm happy to learn about this plugin. Thanks for the write up Dante!

Would this solution be viable for the m9 also?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 6,983
Posted By kzphoto
Dust. Lots of dust. I've opened it twice to clean...

Dust. Lots of dust. I've opened it twice to clean the dust but I afraid it may be on the bot mirror, behind the lens assembly but in front of the sensor. I'm unable to access the glass without...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By kzphoto
I don't think Mamiya made any TTL metering...

I don't think Mamiya made any TTL metering rangefinders. Everything has a metering cell near the VF window. I would look at a Mamiya 6/6MF if you like shooting 6x6 or the Mamiya 6x7 if you like...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,350
Posted By kzphoto
It has a DC motor inside, similar to the Zeiss...

It has a DC motor inside, similar to the Zeiss Touit lenses. The "jerk" you're referring to could be the start of the AF action since the whole optics array moves back and forth when hunting for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,698
Posted By kzphoto
Here's the problem with this: after all the R&D,...

Here's the problem with this: after all the R&D, marketing, startup costs and other ephemera are accounted for, how much will this film cost? What will the profit margin look like on such a niche...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 7,797
Posted By kzphoto
That's near my home town! Thanks for the tip Bob!

That's near my home town! Thanks for the tip Bob!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 18,713
Posted By kzphoto
DAG can also drop an M6 TTL Millenium top plate...

DAG can also drop an M6 TTL Millenium top plate onto an M7. He's had my camera for almost 2 years now, but I'm in no rush. Quality work takes time.
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-01-2014
Replies: 1,198
Views: 244,901
Posted By kzphoto
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/11699427396_51d...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/11699427396_51d5deb284_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/11699427396/)
Fence -- Alameda, CA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/11699427396/) by kzamani...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By kzphoto
The SF-20 is a great flash and can be used with a...

The SF-20 is a great flash and can be used with a Nikon SC-17 cable for off-camera use. I've used this combination to great effect at parties, corporate events and elsewhere. You can set the flash...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,965
Posted By kzphoto
Chamonix F1 Schneider 120mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar L...

Chamonix F1
Schneider 120mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar L
As much FP100c as I can afford.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-19-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,465
Posted By kzphoto
The shop in SF is known as Photobooth and one of...

The shop in SF is known as Photobooth and one of the owners built his own large format camera. It's ULF, I believe about 20x24". You can schedule tintype portraits starting at about $80 for a 4x5. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By kzphoto
Address: Leica Camera Limited ...

Address: Leica Camera Limited


Contact person: Client Care
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By kzphoto
DAG camera in the USA sells various Leica parts,...

DAG camera in the USA sells various Leica parts, or you can try contacting the Leica parts department. They've sold me odds and ends in the past.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By kzphoto
The front ring is removable with a spanner...

The front ring is removable with a spanner wrench. The wrench probably slipped when it was removed. If you're really concerned about it, send it in to Leica and I bet you they can put a new front...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-18-2013
Replies: 1,198
Views: 244,901
Posted By kzphoto
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/11445030095_5bd...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3808/11445030095_5bdaefdf32_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/11445030095/)
Contrail -- Alameda, CA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/11445030095/) by kzamani...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,367
Posted By kzphoto
This is old news, I've lost two of these Gitzo...

This is old news, I've lost two of these Gitzo blowers to the TSA. I just buy new ones because they're so damned handy.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-17-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,301
Posted By kzphoto
Alright! Submitted my entry. Can't wait to see...

Alright! Submitted my entry. Can't wait to see what else shows up.
Forum: Photo Software 12-14-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By kzphoto
Man, I thought there was a way to turn a layer...

Man, I thought there was a way to turn a layer into a smart object to run filters on it?

IIRC -- you convert the layer to a smart object, run the filter and then save your change. If you need to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-13-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,301
Posted By kzphoto
What the hell! Might be something interesting...

What the hell! Might be something interesting going on this weekend.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By kzphoto
Also, flex cables *can* be repaired by a skilled...

Also, flex cables *can* be repaired by a skilled technician. Way above my skills (tightening screws, etc) but anyone with proper soldering skills should be able to do it.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By kzphoto
IIRC CM had the same problems as the Minilux.

IIRC CM had the same problems as the Minilux.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-11-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By kzphoto
If anyone has an E02 minilux they're willing to...

If anyone has an E02 minilux they're willing to part with, I'd be happy to take a look at it, see if it can't be fixed. I'm not sure why they die but it could just be bad solder points or something...
Forum: Photo Software 12-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By kzphoto
For color / printing proofs you can set up...

For color / printing proofs you can set up Photoshop to show you a "soft proof." This will load the printer / paper profile to show you what your final output should look like based on your current...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By kzphoto
DAG also sells a small plastic addition to the VF...

DAG also sells a small plastic addition to the VF window:

1st & second items listed.

http://www.dagcamera.com/leica_m.htm
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By kzphoto
I had Focal Point re-coat and polish a 3.5F which...

I had Focal Point re-coat and polish a 3.5F which had fungus in the taking lens. The front element was repolished and recoated, and the fungus removed. When shooting into light, the really bad...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-23-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,163
Posted By kzphoto
GF670 at Machu Picchu:...

GF670 at Machu Picchu:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3674/10720756743_3b323cc666_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/10720756743/)
Stone -- Machu Picchu National Preserve, Peru...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-23-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,163
Posted By kzphoto
GF670 in Peru:...

GF670 in Peru:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/10720468955_ea18bfded4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/10720468955/)
The Tempest -- Sacsay Huaman, Cusco, Peru...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,303
Posted By kzphoto
The 28/2.8 ASPH is ridiculously sharp. Like whoa...

The 28/2.8 ASPH is ridiculously sharp. Like whoa sharp. If I was still using the M system, I would buy this lens in a heart beat. Makes a great pair with the 50 Summicron, since they share the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,095
Posted By kzphoto
What about Eastman XX? Tom A shoots that stuff. ...

What about Eastman XX? Tom A shoots that stuff. You can find "short ends" from various online shops.

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Production/Black_And_White_Films/5222.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,707
Posted By kzphoto
I would've thought my most viewed was a...

I would've thought my most viewed was a photograph featured on the Kodak blog, but in fact it is this image, which I find to be quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,316
Posted By kzphoto
I'm eager to try XTOL but I haven't ever mixed...

I'm eager to try XTOL but I haven't ever mixed powdered chemistry. Assuming I have no respirator and I mix outside, should I worry?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-02-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,404
Posted By kzphoto
As far as I understand it, the lenses are also...

As far as I understand it, the lenses are also retrofocus designs. Meaning the light coming from the rear element of the lens will strike the sensor at a perpendicular angle rather than an oblique...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-31-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,752
Posted By kzphoto
Another point to consider: the GRD IV has a CCD...

Another point to consider: the GRD IV has a CCD instead of a CMOS sensor. At base iso, it makes some stunning images.

I think for most people, the sensor size is a large factor in considering...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By kzphoto
There is a samsung NX lens that fits these specs.

There is a samsung NX lens that fits these specs.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By kzphoto
Looks multi coated. Serial number is new, this...

Looks multi coated. Serial number is new, this could be a prototype. Also, it looks like there is no aperture control.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By kzphoto
My 4990 sounds like a metallic screech of death...

My 4990 sounds like a metallic screech of death any time I scan anything. If it's under warranty, send it in for service.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By kzphoto
Don't forget, Nikon makes one too for the Coolpix...

Don't forget, Nikon makes one too for the Coolpix A:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/936378-REG/nikon_25876_df_cp1_optical_viewfinder_black.html
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-24-2013
Replies: 197
Views: 44,598
Posted By kzphoto
Paper...

Paper Art:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/10469512816_5ce90c44f9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/10469512816/)
Paper Flower-- Oakland, CA...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-24-2013
Replies: 197
Views: 44,598
Posted By kzphoto
Beer...

Beer Bokeh:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8251834622_6869760649_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/8251834622/)
Thirsty Thursday -- Alameda, CA...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-24-2013
Replies: 197
Views: 44,598
Posted By kzphoto
And it's great for...

And it's great for color:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/10469609233_418d7434ae_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/10469609233/)
Blue -- San Francisco, CA...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-24-2013
Replies: 197
Views: 44,598
Posted By kzphoto
No I'm serious, it's really good for bokeh...

No I'm serious, it's really good for bokeh shots:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/10469386686_ed9ee833fa_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/10469386686/)
Christmas Lights -- Alameda, CA...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-24-2013
Replies: 197
Views: 44,598
Posted By kzphoto
It's a bokeh...

It's a bokeh machine:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8251565663_a8aa50454e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/8251565663/)
All of the Lights -- Alameda, CA...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,779
Posted By kzphoto
I owned a GRD IV and it had some dust issues. ...

I owned a GRD IV and it had some dust issues. They're easily fixed if you are handy with a screw driver. Takes about 30 minutes.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By kzphoto
I had an issue like this with some Hahnemuhle...

I had an issue like this with some Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. I believe the issue was finally remedied by placing a humidifier near the printer. For some reason the paper was flaking apart as it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By kzphoto
Buy something which changes the way you see! ...

Buy something which changes the way you see! Look at the X-pan, widelux, etc. You've shot large format, polaroid and other formats, so you have the experience with a larger lens. I would look at...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By kzphoto
Ahh good to know! I was expecting sunnier skies...

Ahh good to know! I was expecting sunnier skies with mixed clouds, similar to CA weather. Maybe I'll just skip the filter and shoot the film.
Forum: Travel 09-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By kzphoto
Heading to Peru, need help with filter selection

Hi Guys! I'll be headed to Peru for 2 weeks and I'm planning on shooting some black and white photos while there. I normally use an orange filter to separate skies from clouds, and for additional...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,284
Posted By kzphoto
The jump in image quality should be rather...

The jump in image quality should be rather noticeable, especially since you're upgrading from a camera that is almost 7 years old now (I think I picked up my d200 in 2007!) Regardless, the D3200 has...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 19,415
Posted By kzphoto
I was given a small article about pushing slide...

I was given a small article about pushing slide film, specifically that if you wanted good whites, you needed to add 1/3 stop exposure for each stop of push. So if you're shooting Provia 400 at ASA...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By kzphoto
Back in school we used to print on Pictorico...

Back in school we used to print on Pictorico transparency sheets and then contact print the images using your choice of medium. Works okay provided that you have a decent ink-jet printer.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By kzphoto
Could be a short in the wire from the batteries...

Could be a short in the wire from the batteries to the shutter or the cable release maybe not depressing the shutter completely?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,141
Posted By kzphoto
I paid for 4 years of college for the same...

I paid for 4 years of college for the same advice. Listen to Chris, he's damned smart about this type of thing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By kzphoto
John also did one of my 3.5 F units, removing...

John also did one of my 3.5 F units, removing fungus and polishing / recoating the front and I think two other elements. Total bill was around $350 and I would pay it again without hesitation. The...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,502
Posted By kzphoto
I worked at a camera store answering these types...

I worked at a camera store answering these types of questions quite often. The new Nikon 80-400 AF-S lens is a great safari lens and it should pair nicely with a D800. If you need to take a Leica M...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-11-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By kzphoto
Holy crap, it's like Ektar 100 in a digital...

Holy crap, it's like Ektar 100 in a digital camera! Are you doing anything in post to get your colors so saturated, or are these files straight out of the camera?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-16-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 18,525
Posted By kzphoto
58 grandagon on my little graflex XL is damned...

58 grandagon on my little graflex XL is damned sharp, and the 135 Symmar-S schneider lens was pretty good too! My next lens for LF will likely be an 80mm Super Symmar XL. That's a lens that can be...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By kzphoto
B&H Has it for 7.95 a pack, for 10 frames. Buy...

B&H Has it for 7.95 a pack, for 10 frames. Buy it in bulk and you're set! I buy 20-30 boxes at a time and it lasts about 2 months. I enjoyed it so much I've been selling some of my other gear and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,944
Posted By kzphoto
It's a really great lens. I owned one for about a...

It's a really great lens. I owned one for about a half year and it really surpassed any negativity I had about the lens. My main complaint is the .9m focus range and the focus tab which is thinner...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By kzphoto
Only if you want other people to see what you're...

Only if you want other people to see what you're eating! I like to post the remnants. My way of going against the grain, so to speak. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-16-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,342
Posted By kzphoto
Most likely, yes. The increased AF speed,...

Most likely, yes. The increased AF speed, X-Trans sensor, Focus Peaking, Phase detect AF, 16MP, and holy crap: Split Image focusing! ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By kzphoto
Only camera that comes close is the Bessa III /...

Only camera that comes close is the Bessa III / Fuji GF670 -- now that's a viewfinder!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By kzphoto
And one so you can see all the...

And one so you can see all the bokeys:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8562365563_1c17184f80_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/xbleh/8562365563/)
Finished -- Zazie - San Francisco, CA...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By kzphoto
It's pretty damned sharp, that's for sure. ...

It's pretty damned sharp, that's for sure. Here's a quick sample of a flat space:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8563462282_cf85b3213c_z.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By kzphoto
Dante, I think the OVF barely covers it, but...

Dante,

I think the OVF barely covers it, but you'll be using the whole OVF to frame. It's been about 3 or 4 weeks since I shot the lens in early February so my memory is a bit fuzzy.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By kzphoto
This always cures my Contax G GAS:...

This always cures my Contax G GAS: http://www.japanexposures.com/lens/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By kzphoto
Many photographers will shoot color negative...

Many photographers will shoot color negative films at +2/3 stops exposure to get better tones on the negative. Lots of photogs love shooting Porta 160 at Asa 100. You'll be fine.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By kzphoto
I had this happen to my GR1v and I contacted CRIS...

I had this happen to my GR1v and I contacted CRIS camera. They were able to ship a new on off switch and window (with screw!) for something like $17.00 plus shipping. Installation is as easy as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By kzphoto
I haven't ever been to Iceland but someone here...

I haven't ever been to Iceland but someone here had linked to a gallery awhile back with some absolutely stunning black and white photos. I would be willing to bet that the link shows up again!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By kzphoto
First impressions: It's outstanding.

First impressions: It's outstanding.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By kzphoto
Gonna try to make it to the talk on the 14th!...

Gonna try to make it to the talk on the 14th! Congrats on the show!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 139,308
Posted By kzphoto
Anyone have a link from Cosina Voigtlander for...

Anyone have a link from Cosina Voigtlander for the press release? I want to know how the two are different!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,039
Posted By kzphoto
For those of you without IR filters, you can use...

For those of you without IR filters, you can use an unexposed portion of developed slide film for a similar effect. We used to do this in my photo class, with varying degrees of success.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,398
Posted By kzphoto
Quite frankly? Lens selection. I can't grab a...

Quite frankly? Lens selection. I can't grab a 70-200 f/2.8 from my local rental house to shoot fashion or head shots. Nor can I grab a 24 PC-E to shoot architecture. The X system is a fantastic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By kzphoto
I had the later E46 version which shares the same...

I had the later E46 version which shares the same optics as the E43 version, albeit in a much more compact package. The lens was fantastic, but I could never focus it up close at f/1.4. User error,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By kzphoto
Might be improperly tensioned too? Are you sure...

Might be improperly tensioned too? Are you sure it's set to the correct 120/220 format?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,630
Posted By kzphoto
Has anyone used a Monochrom with wider lenses...

Has anyone used a Monochrom with wider lenses like the ZM C-Biogon 21mm f/4.5 or a CV 21 f/4? I'm curious to see how a lens which sits closer to a sensor performs on the MM.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-16-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 240,621
Posted By kzphoto
Why not? (10 characters)

Why not?

(10 characters)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By kzphoto
Popflash.com is a site sponsor and I think...

Popflash.com is a site sponsor and I think they're selling the Fuji! Otherwise, use Camera West. Both stores are located in CA.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,170
Posted By kzphoto
Manual Focusing On The 14!!! Finally!!!

Manual Focusing On The 14!!! Finally!!!
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-04-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 14,520
Posted By kzphoto
First thoughts - Fly by wire lens design feels...

First thoughts - Fly by wire lens design feels fine, but isn't as nice as good manual lens. Picture quality looks really good up to about ISO 6400 but the noise reduction is horrendous, it basically...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-04-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 14,520
Posted By kzphoto
Brought home one of these to play around with,...

Brought home one of these to play around with, can't wait to get it fired up and shooting.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-01-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 42,131
Posted By kzphoto
I was waiting and waiting for over 3 months to...

I was waiting and waiting for over 3 months to get an old 21mm f/2.8 converted and it never happened. I guess the wait list for these things is super long now. :C
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,723
Posted By kzphoto
Ed, If the meter is reading incorrectly in...

Ed,

If the meter is reading incorrectly in manual mode, then it sounds like something may be obscuring the meter in the camera. The M6TTL / M7 had meters located on the bottom of the camera,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,545
Posted By kzphoto
My lack of creativity. :)

My lack of creativity. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,723
Posted By kzphoto
Will the camera exposť properly in manual mode?

Will the camera exposť properly in manual mode?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-29-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,088
Posted By kzphoto
I would hate to see that happen! Some of my...

I would hate to see that happen! Some of my favorite photos have been taken with Ricoh cameras. I have nothing but respect for the brand and it would be sad to see it go. Are the calling the merger...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By kzphoto
I don't really know a lot about the construction...

I don't really know a lot about the construction of this lens -- do you know if the rear elements are cemented together? Might be worth calling Sherry or DAG about the steps for dismantling the rear...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-23-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 21,011
Posted By kzphoto
Definitely looks like salt-water corrosion. Your...

Definitely looks like salt-water corrosion. Your problem now will be convincing the original seller that you didn't cause the damage. It's been out nearly 4 weeks and most shops will not return a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By kzphoto
Have you checked the eye-piece on the darker...

Have you checked the eye-piece on the darker unit? Maybe there's a diopter in the way?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,104
Posted By kzphoto
It pays to watch the ads on eBay. I've seen a few...

It pays to watch the ads on eBay. I've seen a few filter rings attached to the filter, without any notification of it, in the advertisement.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By kzphoto
Retouch? Arms, Eye bags and old people.

Retouch? Arms, Eye bags and old people.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,097
Posted By kzphoto
I owned the Summarit and it is a beautiful lens. ...

I owned the Summarit and it is a beautiful lens. I just picked up a Summicron and the urge to use another Summarit again, is really strong. I wish Leica would update their older non ASPH design to...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By kzphoto
Are you scale focusing or using the EVF? If...

Are you scale focusing or using the EVF? If you're using the EVF then the only thing affecting the performance of the lens would be the lens itself.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By kzphoto
From all accounts, the ZM Biogon f/2.8 C is one...

From all accounts, the ZM Biogon f/2.8 C is one of the best lenses in that particular focal length. Zero flare, extremely sharp and super compact. What's not to love?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,915
Posted By kzphoto
They promised a new lens, but haven't specified...

They promised a new lens, but haven't specified focal length or aperture. Other than "High Speed," I don't think we know much. A few people think a 25mm f/1.8, similar to the new CV 21mm f/1.8 that...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,823
Posted By kzphoto
As an add on to the center finding thing: most...

As an add on to the center finding thing: most lenses will have their "center" at 2 meters, iirc. At least my 28 & 50 Hexanon lenses did.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 9,448
Posted By kzphoto
Just a shot in the dark, but I imagine it would...

Just a shot in the dark, but I imagine it would be a 50 Summilux ASPH?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By kzphoto
Ridiculously sharp, tiny and leica's cheapest...

Ridiculously sharp, tiny and leica's cheapest wide-angle lens.
Buy one.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,376
Posted By kzphoto
If you can mount something to the rear of the...

If you can mount something to the rear of the lens, which will rotate with the lens as it moves back and forth then you should be in luck! I believe a sloped cam should suffice for your needs.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-30-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By kzphoto
Fantastic lens and really top notch performance....

Fantastic lens and really top notch performance. A focus limiting option would be appreciated, so it doesn't hunt so much. But yeah, slow-ish AF due to the contrast detect. The copies I have used...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By kzphoto
I think it's somewhere like 66mm? It covers a 6x7...

I think it's somewhere like 66mm? It covers a 6x7 frame which would measure 56x65 millimeters. Not sure tho.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,023
Posted By kzphoto
Show-off! :D

Show-off! :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By kzphoto
What thread size is the cap? 43mm? Could be...

What thread size is the cap? 43mm? Could be useful for other lenses.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,739
Posted By kzphoto
Angus, what did you spend on yours? I'm looking...

Angus, what did you spend on yours? I'm looking for one second hand at the moment.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,623
Posted By kzphoto
Does this have that nasty backing like the...

Does this have that nasty backing like the regular cinema films? I wanted to use some C-41 reversal films but there's a backing on them called "remjet" that gunks up most c-41 machines.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By kzphoto
Gamma in San Francisco does most of my printing...

Gamma in San Francisco does most of my printing these days. Good prices and they usually nail the print on the first try.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 39,889
Posted By kzphoto
Lucky dog!

Lucky dog!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-27-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,293
Posted By kzphoto
Fuji Japan might be able able to service the...

Fuji Japan might be able able to service the Klasse S. Speak with Bellamy at http://japancamerahunter.com and he'll get you set up. That dude is the man. He might even know someone who could...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By kzphoto
The flash works great on the M8, but you won't...

The flash works great on the M8, but you won't have any TTL functionality. The M8, M9 and newer cameras will require the SF-24D for TTL capability.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2012
Replies: 1,551
Views: 240,621
Posted By kzphoto
After using the GRD IV for a few months I just...

After using the GRD IV for a few months I just can't seem to handle it as well as I had hoped. It's a great camera but it doesn't blow me away like the X-Pro1 with the 18/2. I do enjoy the size,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,735
Posted By kzphoto
If you can swing it, look for a ZM 21mm f/4.5...

If you can swing it, look for a ZM 21mm f/4.5 C-Biogon. Critically sharp at all apertures and it is really tiny! A jewel of a lens. I snagged mine for about $750.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 12,147
Posted By kzphoto
One can only hope! Although they may make DLSR's...

One can only hope! Although they may make DLSR's as well. I was waiting for an SLR "type" X series camera, I guess the XE-1 is it.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 09-20-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,362
Posted By kzphoto
The RX100 runs circles around the GRD IV in most...

The RX100 runs circles around the GRD IV in most image quality tests, but the GRD IV has better menus and ergonomics. The main ding against the RX100 is that the camera feels like a bar of soap and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,976
Posted By kzphoto
Or "Summicron" in laymens terms. :D

Or "Summicron" in laymens terms. :D
Forum: Travel 09-04-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,505
Posted By kzphoto
Generally speaking most airports are really...

Generally speaking most airports are really friendly about hand inspecting your rolls. From my own experience, it hasn't ever been a problem, even in Turkey /

Working 6+ years at a photo lab and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 28,173
Posted By kzphoto
Erwin Puts has a lot to say on the matter, here:...

Erwin Puts has a lot to say on the matter, here: http://www.imx.nl/photo/leica/lenses/24mm/comp24.html. If you have the lens compendium, he goes into some detail regarding the 24/25mm focal length. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,550
Posted By kzphoto
What was wrong, Kev?

What was wrong, Kev?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,180
Posted By kzphoto
Love mine until I sold it for a 2.8F. I don't...

Love mine until I sold it for a 2.8F. I don't know if the extra weight is worth the extra 1/2 stop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,349
Posted By kzphoto
does the m4p have 28 lines? I'd put in a...

does the m4p have 28 lines? I'd put in a 21-28-50-75/90 combination.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 10,236
Posted By kzphoto
Some great colors coming off the Xpro, that's for...

Some great colors coming off the Xpro, that's for sure. What are you guys using as color correction for the corners? I think my settings are 3 yellow, 2 red. Seems to work okay.
Taken with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,428
Posted By kzphoto
On Fuji 160S, at ASA 100, all incident metered:...

On Fuji 160S, at ASA 100, all incident metered: http://kzphoto.org/nick-ashley
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,428
Posted By kzphoto
I'm with Gumby on this -- I use Portra 160 with...

I'm with Gumby on this -- I use Portra 160 with great results, but I always incident meter. I usually expose at ASA 100 -- most 160 films prefer ASA 100, at least in my experience.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,870
Posted By kzphoto
I was hoping for a cosmetic upgrade with the...

I was hoping for a cosmetic upgrade with the current 50 optics -- something akin to what the new lens looks like. At $7k though, I'll keep my eyes peeled for a v4 tabbed Summicron.

I am happy to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-31-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 10,236
Posted By kzphoto
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 42,131
Posted By kzphoto
If you're referring to the 90mm f/2.8, I believe...

If you're referring to the 90mm f/2.8, I believe they can!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 42,131
Posted By kzphoto
Oh my god, that looks freaking awesome

Oh my god, that looks freaking awesome
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 42,131
Posted By kzphoto
I'm looking for samples or pictures of the lenses...

I'm looking for samples or pictures of the lenses as well! Gear porn people, gear porn!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By kzphoto
Too much tension on the film? Maybe the gears...

Too much tension on the film? Maybe the gears are strained?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-27-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,508
Posted By kzphoto
I think the CV finders are definitely the most...

I think the CV finders are definitely the most compact. The G21 finder is huge in comparison to the ZM and Leica equivalents.

@Kent: The finder is superb! I use it on my GRD IV with the little...
Forum: Sony RX Series 07-26-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 29,308
Posted By kzphoto
We just got one of these cameras in and it's a...

We just got one of these cameras in and it's a joy to use. It feels quite hefty but the camera is extremely intuitive and I was shooting in no time. I didn't get more than a few minutes of play time,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,685
Posted By kzphoto
Wow! Looks great in the corners. I would have...

Wow! Looks great in the corners. I would have expected more smearing.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-21-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,508
Posted By kzphoto
I picked p a G21 about a week ago that came with...

I picked p a G21 about a week ago that came with the viewfinder. The view isn't as bright as the ZM finder and it has a cross hair in the middle of the finder. It may be distracting for some, but I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,033
Posted By kzphoto
The GXR seems to do a better job with M lenses,...

The GXR seems to do a better job with M lenses, in general. I love the colors from the Fuji but I think the Ricoh wins in the usability department. No focus peaking on the fuji makes it hard to dial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,716
Posted By kzphoto
Get whatever makes you happy. I find I like small...

Get whatever makes you happy. I find I like small cameras like the GRD series. I work at a big camera place and I can play with all the fancy new toys, but sometimes I just want a little camera,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By kzphoto
I just bought a GRD IV about a week ago and I...

I just bought a GRD IV about a week ago and I like it so far. Great picture modes and the AF is pretty quick. The macro mode is a great feature too. If you have used a GR film camera, the usage is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,757
Posted By kzphoto
My only complaint about the lens is that I can't...

My only complaint about the lens is that I can't afford a 28 Summicron. Otherwise it's fantastic. Real great on the GXR!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-09-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 10,409
Posted By kzphoto
I've put about 30-40 rolls through my Fuji Natura...

I've put about 30-40 rolls through my Fuji Natura Black. It's sharp, very high contrast and it handles alright. The viewfinder is pretty awful and the bokeh on the lens can be pretty weird sometimes....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,667
Posted By kzphoto
medium sized film based compact (like the size of...

medium sized film based compact (like the size of a hexar af) with a 21-35 zoom, aperture priority and built in flash.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-01-2012
Replies: 1,551
Views: 240,621
Posted By kzphoto
Finally got one of these little guys and it's...

Finally got one of these little guys and it's really fun! Seems to do okay up to ISO 400, then it gets a little weird, but otherwise.. I love...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-28-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By kzphoto
The camera works well enough but that mode dial...

The camera works well enough but that mode dial is way too loose. I have had it swap to photo+ or movie mode when it's around my neck. If Nikon can fix that and give me some better primes I may come...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-27-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 15,826
Posted By kzphoto
Sometimes you have to call him, sometimes you...

Sometimes you have to call him, sometimes you have to e-mail him. If he's doing any custom work, BE PATIENT. If it's simple repair / adjustment, give him a clear deadline and he'll meet it. I've...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-13-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,690
Posted By kzphoto
I use a Domke Wrap for most of my lenses. It...

I use a Domke Wrap for most of my lenses. It works alright, but it doesn't offer too much padding.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By kzphoto
Damn! I just have a MYpressi and a hand grinder....

Damn! I just have a MYpressi and a hand grinder. Y'all are fancy.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-09-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 16,098
Posted By kzphoto
People are going to shoot me down here, but I was...

People are going to shoot me down here, but I was never impressed with the Mamiya 6. I get way better negs from a Fuji GW690iii or my Rollei 2.8F. I want to like it, I really do. But after 30 or so...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,464
Posted By kzphoto
I've seen a few similar artifacts on my Fuji...

I've seen a few similar artifacts on my Fuji Natura Black f/1.9. It tends to happen with lights and specular highlights in the backgrounds of my subjects. I'll see if I can't find a sample.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,416
Posted By kzphoto
I bought the 28mm Elmarit-M ASPH for this reason....

I bought the 28mm Elmarit-M ASPH for this reason. And because DAG has had my 28, 35, 50 and 90 lenses since last May. :bang:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By kzphoto
If you have a polarizer that has the "mark" on...

If you have a polarizer that has the "mark" on it, you just angle it towards the sun for maximum effect. At least that's how I learned to do it with the Ricoh GR1v.

edit: by mark, I mean it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By kzphoto
Kent, I'm convinced you own or have owned most...

Kent,

I'm convinced you own or have owned most every camera I have ever lusted after! You have all the neat cables too!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By kzphoto
Sir, you have just made my day,week and month. I...

Sir, you have just made my day,week and month. I need to find one of these cables!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 11,713
Posted By kzphoto
I have used a 28 and a 24mm in the past. I find...

I have used a 28 and a 24mm in the past. I find the 24mm to be a bit more "liberating," personally. It makes composition a bit more dynamic/sweeping and it doesn't feel as restricted as a 28mm. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,690
Posted By kzphoto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112671
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By kzphoto
From what I understand, the Classica will adjust...

From what I understand, the Classica will adjust the program modes in the camera to prioritize wide open lens and faster shutter speeds.
It should work with ASA 800+ film.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-15-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 10,701
Posted By kzphoto
Touche! :)

Touche! :)
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