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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By nikku
Frank is awesome. He overhauled a Fujica for me,...

Frank is awesome. He overhauled a Fujica for me, and was fast, reasonably priced, and exceptionally friendly. He doesn't have much of a web presence, but is quick to answer the phone and return calls.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,325
Posted By nikku
As a lawyer, I have to say, that's damn funny...

As a lawyer, I have to say, that's damn funny (and true).
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,325
Posted By nikku
Raid, thank you for sharing your story, and the...

Raid, thank you for sharing your story, and the photos. I'm always interested to hear the experiences of people from different cultures than my own.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-29-2015
Replies: 249
Views: 107,880
Posted By nikku
No example shots here, but I've been using the...

No example shots here, but I've been using the Voigtlander M 50/1.5 Nokton ASPH and 90mm Elmar-c on my A7II a lot. Both lenses are excellent on the A7II, no major issues with corner smearing or CA....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-29-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By nikku
Excellent photos.

Excellent photos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,325
Posted By nikku
I too knew him first as a linguistics expert...

I too knew him first as a linguistics expert (perhaps the foremost in the world) and only later as a radical political thinker. Ten years ago I went to see him speak, excited to hear him delve into...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,756
Posted By nikku
I'm just now seeing this...thanks so much for...

I'm just now seeing this...thanks so much for posting! The VM 50/1.5 Nokton is a darn fine lens; excellent on the Sony A7 (if you don't mind manual focusing) even wide open. Although there is some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,756
Posted By nikku
I got the M mount version both because it is...

I got the M mount version both because it is physically smaller and focuses closer (.7 vs .9 meters) which is important for me.



Laviolette, could you comment further on the "back focus shift"? I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-16-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 31,300
Posted By nikku
As others have said, condition is most important...

As others have said, condition is most important when considering one of the classic fixed lens rangefinders of the 70s. I've used all the cameras you listed, and my favorites are as follows:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,433
Posted By nikku
Leica and Cosina continue to make film cameras. I...

Leica and Cosina continue to make film cameras. I think even Fuji is (the Klasse, unless it's been discontinued). Oh, and I believe the Nikon F6 is still in current production (amazingly). And that's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-12-2015
Replies: 400
Views: 138,222
Posted By nikku
Finally got my copy...focusing wide open is...

Finally got my copy...focusing wide open is tricky since the DoF is so thin. I really like the look of this lens, it's the look I was hoping for when I got a v1 Summilux some time ago. Sharp wide...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,904
Posted By nikku
Velvia 100 is my favorite slide film (Velvia 50...

Velvia 100 is my favorite slide film (Velvia 50 is a close second). Like PaulCooper above, I just scan to TIFF and adjust in PS after scanning. Easy peasy.

Any decent image editor should be able to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,383
Posted By nikku
Thanks! I've emailed him to see what he says.

Thanks! I've emailed him to see what he says.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,383
Posted By nikku
how long ago was this? I've heard he's been...

how long ago was this? I've heard he's been difficult to track down these days.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-04-2015
Replies: 400
Views: 138,222
Posted By nikku
Look for an Olympus 49mm ND filter. They made...

Look for an Olympus 49mm ND filter. They made some nice ones for the OM system that are high quality and won't break the bank.

Edit to add that Minolta made some very nice filters in that size as...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-04-2015
Replies: 400
Views: 138,222
Posted By nikku
Just got one of these today...very much looking...

Just got one of these today...very much looking forward to using it. I like what I see in the examples above.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,839
Posted By nikku
Had it, loved the way it rendered, sold it...

Had it, loved the way it rendered, sold it because it was too darn big and heavy. Got a 35/2 'cron ASPH instead. Yes I lost a stop and a half, but I rarely, if ever, needed 1.2 (I always soup my...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By nikku
RIP. I've heard only good things about him from...

RIP. I've heard only good things about him from people who encountered him in public.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By nikku
Youxin does great work if you only need a basic...

Youxin does great work if you only need a basic CLA or repair (e.g. jammed shutter). I've used him twice now, and both times was pleased with his work.

He does not, however, repair M6 meters. For...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,861
Posted By nikku
I like the form factor. Reminds me of the Ricoh...

I like the form factor. Reminds me of the Ricoh GR line, which is an eminently usable form factor. I would pay $1500-$2000 for one, if the sensor performance was at least on par with the M9....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By nikku
I wrestled with this issue for a while, and...

I wrestled with this issue for a while, and finally settled on a Gossen Luna Pro Digital F. Compact, reasonably priced, and takes easy to find batteries.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,416
Posted By nikku
Thanks for linking that. Very cool timelapse...

Thanks for linking that. Very cool timelapse video.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 58,104
Posted By nikku
Yes, please enlighten us...the roll film adapter...

Yes, please enlighten us...the roll film adapter alone for the Coolscan 4000/5000 currently sells for $1000+. I don't know of any dedicated film scanners that can scan an entire roll at a time as...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 58,104
Posted By nikku
Yep, looks like it. Wish I would have heard about...

Yep, looks like it. Wish I would have heard about these before this week. I love my Coolscan but do not love the scanning times. But at least my Coolscan does B+W and E6 with no issues.

Of course...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By nikku
Chris, great tutorial. That's all stuff I wish I...

Chris, great tutorial. That's all stuff I wish I had known 5+ years ago. It took me a loooooong time to figure it out on my own.



MineSix66, did you try turning on "Fine Mode" as suggested in the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By nikku
What CNNY said. Are you running multiple programs...

What CNNY said. Are you running multiple programs at the same time while scanning?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By nikku
I like Vuescan better than Nikon Scan, but as...

I like Vuescan better than Nikon Scan, but as CNNY above I simply scan to a tiff file (or high res jpeg) then post process in PS. This workflow works far better/faster for me as I can post process...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 13,611
Posted By nikku
People love Olympus OM glass, and for good...

People love Olympus OM glass, and for good reason, but the one OM lens that truly and consistently wows me, even compared to my Zeiss and Leica glass, is the humble 50/3.5 macro. Very small size,...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 16,254
Posted By nikku
Get a ZM Planar and push your film :) Or sell a...

Get a ZM Planar and push your film :)
Or sell a kidney and get a 50 'lux. (Seriously though, the Planar is an incredible lens.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 15,081
Posted By nikku
Portra 400 is especially forgiving. I personally...

Portra 400 is especially forgiving. I personally shoot it at 200, but shooting at 800 and developing at 400 still gives acceptable results.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-12-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 11,843
Posted By nikku
Agree with what others have said: the ASPH is...

Agree with what others have said: the ASPH is really sharp. Can't comment on the V4, however, as I've never used it. But I'm really commenting to ask, how can the V4 be even smaller?? The ASPH is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By nikku
Really fun, thanks for sharing!

Really fun, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,601
Posted By nikku
Not usually, though I do call my Fujica 690 the...

Not usually, though I do call my Fujica 690 the "Ken Doll Camera".
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By nikku
great read, thanks for sharing!

great read, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,106
Posted By nikku
Agreed re: Tamarkin Camera, I recently purchased...

Agreed re: Tamarkin Camera, I recently purchased a used lens from him and the service and communication was top notch. Highly recommend Dan and his outfit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,871
Posted By nikku
Re: Kevin Cameras, I've actually bought a few...

Re: Kevin Cameras, I've actually bought a few things from them...or at least one lens. Some of their less expensive items are more reasonably priced, and the condition is very very good indeed. In...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By nikku
Having thought about this before, I've decided...

Having thought about this before, I've decided that I would a. sell off all of my film bodies and manual lenses at deeply discounted prices (if indeed they could even be sold at all), b. keep one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,441
Posted By nikku
People love to play "price police" on CL. The...

People love to play "price police" on CL. The bike forum is even worse, here in Houston it's a very active forum and there are tons of flippers (or as the cycling folk call them, "DKO'rs" (dirt...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-05-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,072
Posted By nikku
Still shoot lots of film, and more transparency...

Still shoot lots of film, and more transparency film than ever. I am still learning what films work best for my uses. Tri-X is my primary bw film, and for color I shoot Portra and Velvia (50 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2014
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I disagree. For my money, the 1-4n screen is the...

I disagree. For my money, the 1-4n screen is the best due to higher contrast. I had a hard (very hard) time focusing a modified 2-4 screen in an OM-2n when I had it (both the camera and the screen)...
Forum: Photo Software 02-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By nikku
That is bizarre. I've never seen it happen in my...

That is bizarre. I've never seen it happen in my ipad or macbook. Let us know if you get it figured out.
Forum: Photo Software 02-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By nikku
Ghost in the machine, baby.

Ghost in the machine, baby.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By nikku
Jon, thank you. I like the pdf format as I can...

Jon, thank you. I like the pdf format as I can download and peruse at my leisure. Stunning work from what I have seen so far. Bookmarking for future reference.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By nikku
Sounds like sample variation. Is it under...

Sounds like sample variation. Is it under warranty?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By nikku
Not sure what you mean...are your photos out of...

Not sure what you mean...are your photos out of focus when you try to shoot something that is at "infinity" distances? You sure it's not just going to the "hyperfocal" distance?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Well, back to square one. Now the shutter...

Well, back to square one. Now the shutter release button is not engaging the lens shutter with every wind/press. It hits 1 in 3 times or thereabouts. But with film out, the back open, and the R/S...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Thanks Spanik. I tried this approach and it...

Thanks Spanik. I tried this approach and it worked...well, after some hamfisted prodding on my part. An inelegant solution, but now the camera is functioning, and I really don't need the dark slide...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Sorry if I'm a little fuzzy with my terminology,...

Sorry if I'm a little fuzzy with my terminology, I'm new to this particular model and am used to 35mm rangefinders.

1. Yes, the shutter fires. The lens and shutter mechanism is working perfectly...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Thanks. Tried all that, still no joy. I was...

Thanks. Tried all that, still no joy. I was hoping for a simple fix, but I'm afraid none is to be found.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Yep, and none of that works. Dark slide won't...

Yep, and none of that works. Dark slide won't open b/c the return spring has weakened over time. This is a well-known problem with this camera.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Thanks Phil. I have a repair manual, but I don't...

Thanks Phil. I have a repair manual, but I don't consider myself especially handy at camera repair work. I've done really simple stuff (changed light seals, recovered a couple cameras) but never...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,177
Posted By nikku
Fujica G690BL help!

Hey all, I just got a Fujica 690BL, and the shutter is jammed due to a weak darkslide curtain spring (darkslide won't open when I turn the latch). Is there any way I can fix this short of taking it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By nikku
The Voigt 35/1.2 is great. I love the way it...

The Voigt 35/1.2 is great. I love the way it renders.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 10,519
Posted By nikku
Agreed re: the 50/3.5 macro. My favorite...

Agreed re: the 50/3.5 macro. My favorite "daytime" Zuiko. Incredible sharpness, with a nice transition from in focus to out of focus areas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,412
Posted By nikku
LOL too late. And by looking at the results, I...

LOL too late. And by looking at the results, I think the OP made the right choice. Pretty camera!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 10,519
Posted By nikku
A lot of the >1.1 mil serial number myth was...

A lot of the >1.1 mil serial number myth was perpetuated by Gary Reese's lens tests. Interestingly enough, his own conclusions were that harmonic vibrations introduced by the OM-1 mirror in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By nikku
The M3 is really nice for anything 50mm and...

The M3 is really nice for anything 50mm and longer. It is a superb camera.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8605001948_9a38309a0d_c.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-14-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 203,457
Posted By nikku
Yeah, this is really encouraging to see a brand...

Yeah, this is really encouraging to see a brand new dedicated 35mm/120 scanner on the market, and even more encouraging to see that it's actually a decent scanner. Chapeau, Plustek!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 203,457
Posted By nikku
Hmmm, suddenly my gear lust for an Xpan has...

Hmmm, suddenly my gear lust for an Xpan has returned....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 203,457
Posted By nikku
Many thanks for sharing your samples. Your...

Many thanks for sharing your samples. Your results are impressive, I'd have to say better than my Coolscan IV, at least for web viewing. I don't care about 100% crops, but the overall "look". The...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 14,538
Posted By nikku
The 35RC is my favorite of the fixed lens...

The 35RC is my favorite of the fixed lens rangefinders I've used (and those are legion) but the QL17 will always hold a special place in my heart. It's a great camera, I'd pay up to $150 for a good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,415
Posted By nikku
+1 There are so many well made cameras selling...

+1
There are so many well made cameras selling now for pennies on the dollar...cameras that were considered professional in their day. Ask yourself: when was the last time you bought a high...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By nikku
Any tip for slide film? Yeah, shoot more!

Any tip for slide film? Yeah, shoot more!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,245
Posted By nikku
Right exactly. How to "film camera-ify your OMD"...

Right exactly. How to "film camera-ify your OMD" was how I understood it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,245
Posted By nikku
Thanks for this, those were some useful tips!

Thanks for this, those were some useful tips!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 206,872
Posted By nikku
Great shots!

Great shots!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By nikku
Nice shots, and congrats! Just curious, how big...

Nice shots, and congrats! Just curious, how big did you print? I've gone up to 11x14 with my EP2 and would feel comfortable going 20x15 with the EM5...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-06-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,249
Posted By nikku
Repeat after me: SCP is my friend....SCP is my...

Repeat after me: SCP is my friend....SCP is my friend...SCP is my friend...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-06-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,249
Posted By nikku
I think the Panasonic 20/1.7 is the lens for you...

I think the Panasonic 20/1.7 is the lens for you then. 40mm equivalent, and it's got loads of character.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,249
Posted By nikku
The Oly menu system quickly becomes one of the...

The Oly menu system quickly becomes one of the best around once the SCP (Super Control Panel) is activated. Just hit the "OK" button and it brings up every major setting (WB, ISO, format, AF...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,249
Posted By nikku
Then you're apparently not paying attention. The...

Then you're apparently not paying attention. The 25/1.4 PanaLeica Summilux is outstanding. The 14/2.5 Panny is highly underrated. The 20/1.7 Panny is a superb performer at an amazing price point. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By nikku
Ha! Don't be afraid to push buttons, you can...

Ha! Don't be afraid to push buttons, you can always reset to factory settings if it doesn't work out! I would also highly recommend the DPreview user's guide to the EM5.
...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 206,872
Posted By nikku
A few from yesterday. First two with the...

A few from yesterday. First two with the Panasonic 7-14mm, second two with the Zuiko 14-54mm II:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7332959114_52f5f541bc_c.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By nikku
Keith, you can, and it's easier than you think. ...

Keith, you can, and it's easier than you think. See that little "window" button next to the VF? Just press that until you reach your desired setting (default is actually off, I had to turn mine...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 206,872
Posted By nikku
The OMD and 25/1.4 is a killer combo. I used it...

The OMD and 25/1.4 is a killer combo. I used it last night to take some quick pics of my friends, and everyone was suitably impressed with the resulting images. Oh, and the AF is FAST.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-18-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,956
Posted By nikku
Keith, as indicated above, you can get a good 3...

Keith, as indicated above, you can get a good 3 lens kit for less than $1000. 14/2.5, 20/1.7, 45/1.8 are the most recommended. I went with the 25/1.4 over the 20/1.7, because of the distortion of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-18-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 206,872
Posted By nikku
Taken with the 25/1.4. ...

Taken with the 25/1.4.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7219520716_1e888d6095_b.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,956
Posted By nikku
I would also like to add, the OMD really does...

I would also like to add, the OMD really does make an excellent digital counterpart to the film OMs. Similar in size, though the OM does have slightly larger prime lenses on the whole. I can fit...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,956
Posted By nikku
nice street portraits. The 14/2.5 works well on...

nice street portraits. The 14/2.5 works well on that camera.
Keith, the format may not necessarily suit you, but it really is coming into its own. The OMD gives the most "film like" look of all the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-14-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,412
Posted By nikku
Yeah...I need to trust the meter more. The...

Yeah...I need to trust the meter more. The flower shots were -.3 EV comp, but the dog pics were straight up. I had to do more adjusting to the flower shots due to underexposure.:rolleyes:
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-14-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,412
Posted By nikku
Okay, here's a few dog and flower pics to give an...

Okay, here's a few dog and flower pics to give an impression of the 14-54mm. All shots wide open. Two at the widest and two at the longest settings. Minimal PP done (levels adjusted). ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-14-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,412
Posted By nikku
First impression: I probably need the battery...

First impression: I probably need the battery grip to balance out the camera a little better. If it weren't for the necessary thickness that the adapter adds, I might not need the grip, as on its...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2012
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Pretty Golden, Pete! I just shot my sister's...

Pretty Golden, Pete!

I just shot my sister's wedding with an OM-4T w/ OMZ 35/2 and OM-2 w/ OMZ 85/2, and several rolls of Tri-X. I'll try to post some photos here in the next couple of days. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,412
Posted By nikku
I'll definitely give a report once I've had a...

I'll definitely give a report once I've had a chance to handle it more.

As for the "rattlesnake" noise on the 25/1.4, it's way louder on the E-P2 than the E-M5, but I do occasionally hear it on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,412
Posted By nikku
For my kit I went for the Panny 7-14mm, 14/2.5,...

For my kit I went for the Panny 7-14mm, 14/2.5, 25/1.4, Oly 45/1.8, and 14-54mm mk II. 7-14mm for superwide (great lens, far more useful than I thought it would be when I first got it), 14/2.5 for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2012
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I don't agree with that...having a smaller sensor...

I don't agree with that...having a smaller sensor is a lot more useful, if you're out hiking all day--because it will be in a much smaller camera! If we're talking digital, I'd much rather take a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,522
Posted By nikku
That 25/1.4 is a stunning lens. I've been using...

That 25/1.4 is a stunning lens. I've been using it and the 45/1.8 Zuiko on my E-P2 to the detriment of all my other gear (not much, but I do have a nice OM setup). I can't wait to see what m4/3rds...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By nikku
Having owned a lot of Zuikos, including the 21/2,...

Having owned a lot of Zuikos, including the 21/2, 24/2, and 100/2, I can tell you for certain that you will not regret that setup. Those two lenses, along with a late version 35/2 and 85/2 are what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Nope. Didn't like it because the viewfinder of...

Nope. Didn't like it because the viewfinder of the OM-1/2 does not have as much contrast as the OM-3/4. Makes it darn near impossible to tell when anything is in focus, especially with a wide angle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
LUCKY! I've been looking for one for a while...

LUCKY!
I've been looking for one for a while now...had a 2-4 screen but didn't like it in my OM-2n. Now that I have an OM-4T, wish I had it back :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Get a really nice dedicated film scanner. It...

Get a really nice dedicated film scanner. It will make you forget all about digital once you start seeing the results.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By nikku
OM Zuiko 55/1.2, or maybe one of the old single...

OM Zuiko 55/1.2, or maybe one of the old single coated 50/1.4s.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,584
Posted By nikku
I disagree! The 50/1.2 balances well on the...

I disagree! The 50/1.2 balances well on the OM-4T. Not to mention, I think the lens performs better than the 1.4 in several ways (nicer bokeh, higher contrast, better flare resistance).
I find...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Great portraits, very nice tones. I love that...

Great portraits, very nice tones. I love that high contrast look for b+w.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Another recent shot with the 21/2...what a lens! ...

Another recent shot with the 21/2...what a lens!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6089/6146074916_895370ab71_z.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,688
Posted By nikku
I don't care if they quit providing parts and...

I don't care if they quit providing parts and service, I will continue to use Coolscans until there simply are not any left. I thought my Plustek was adequate for 35mm scanning, until I got a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,454
Posted By nikku
That 105mm is a nice lens. I started out with a...

That 105mm is a nice lens. I started out with a Nikkormat (a tank, with superb build quality), 28/3.5 (non ai), 50/1.4 (non ai), and a 135/2.8 no name AI lens. The 28/3.5 is super cheap, and not at...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,834
Posted By nikku
Fantastic camera with a lens that works wonders...

Fantastic camera with a lens that works wonders with b+w film. I've sold mine but want to get another eventually...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Even at that small size I can tell it is grain...

Even at that small size I can tell it is grain aliasing. Try turning down the auto sharpening on your scanner. Portra 400 is a very fine grained film and scans easily, so you shouldn't have an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,700
Posted By nikku
That's a fair price. Other than the "great...

That's a fair price. Other than the "great whites" it's one of the most expensive Zuikos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,700
Posted By nikku
$400 for an UG condition 100/2. It takes great...

$400 for an UG condition 100/2. It takes great pictures, but it's in pretty rough shape. I reckon I overpaid by about $100.

Other than that I've always felt like I got good deals. Not steals,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I didn't mean to denigrate Gary's lens tests; on...

I didn't mean to denigrate Gary's lens tests; on the contrary, I still reference them. However, there is no substitute for actually using a piece of equipment. I know, because I used to be one of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By nikku
The Olympus OM mailing list is still very active,...

The Olympus OM mailing list is still very active, I'd start with a query there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Someone asked earlier about a hood for the...

Someone asked earlier about a hood for the 24/2...I believe Konica made a lens hood for their 24mm lens that fits the Zuiko 24/2 perfectly. Fairly common, fairly cheap.

Hama used to make a plastic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Thanks Keith! I believe it was at f/4 or f/5.6...

Thanks Keith! I believe it was at f/4 or f/5.6...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Thanks! I think Gary Reese's tests had a lot to...

Thanks! I think Gary Reese's tests had a lot to do with the poor reputation of this lens. Fortunately, this reputation has also made it one of the more affordable of the f/2 Zuikos. The OM Lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By nikku
You do realize that all the information is...

You do realize that all the information is contained in the first link you gave above, right? Meaning, the eSIF is still available on the web.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
35/2 is one of my favorite lenses. ...

35/2 is one of my favorite lenses.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/5865645142_1b325bae2b_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By nikku
I think that's it. I use a 55>86mm step up ring...

I think that's it. I use a 55>86mm step up ring from Contax that seems to work okay.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By nikku
Yes it will.

Yes it will.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
+1. My 35/2 is excellent. Wide open, stopped...

+1. My 35/2 is excellent. Wide open, stopped down, doesn't matter. It's sharp.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5507501917_508da109d4_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 19,759
Posted By nikku
Distortion for both lenses is very well...

Distortion for both lenses is very well controlled.
Here's an example shot with the 28/2 with the subjects toward the edge of the frame (please forgive the bluriness, it's due to camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2011
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I'm now the happy owner of that bit of kit. ...

I'm now the happy owner of that bit of kit. Great lens/camera combo, I love the 85/2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,565
Posted By nikku
That's a fair deal on the OM-3. Oh, and if you...

That's a fair deal on the OM-3. Oh, and if you ever want some of those underused lenses to see some use, just send 'em my way! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By nikku
Or just buy a chrome OM-2n and use the 35/2.8 on...

Or just buy a chrome OM-2n and use the 35/2.8 on its native mount.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By nikku
John knows his stuff, and is a nice guy to boot,...

John knows his stuff, and is a nice guy to boot, regularly giving out repair advice for free!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,565
Posted By nikku
Wow, such strong feelings! I had a 2-4 screen...

Wow, such strong feelings! I had a 2-4 screen modified to fit my OM-2n, but found it nearly unusable due to the loss of contrast because the screen was so bright! The 1-4n screen is much more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,565
Posted By nikku
If you ever decide to sell one of those 2-13...

If you ever decide to sell one of those 2-13 screens, please let me know!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,565
Posted By nikku
Hey SReed, next time you're going out in a low...

Hey SReed, next time you're going out in a low light situation, you should try using the OM-2n in Auto mode. That's my go-to low light camera.

The OM-4T is a sweet machine, I do like mine, but it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,078
Posted By nikku
Go with an OM-2n. You can easily get a working...

Go with an OM-2n. You can easily get a working chrome OM-2n and 50/1.8 for under $150.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By nikku
Push Kodak BW400CN one stop.

Push Kodak BW400CN one stop.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By nikku
Oh man, I was planning on shooting a lot of film...

Oh man, I was planning on shooting a lot of film this year, but this is really exciting.

I thought the E-P3 was going to be their pro m4/3rds model?

The 25/1.4 will have to be a great performer...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-03-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By nikku
Slightly off topic, but can you lock focus with...

Slightly off topic, but can you lock focus with the G1?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 3,225
Posted By nikku
The most fun I've ever had with a camera was the...

The most fun I've ever had with a camera was the 35RC with Canolite D flash, set it to f16 and 5 feet, took it to a New Years party, and went to town. All I had to do was wind, point and shoot. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,305
Posted By nikku
Forgive my ignorance, but here's an honest...

Forgive my ignorance, but here's an honest question: what does the S2 have that the M9 does not? You already have M glass, why not get an M9 and continue using the lenses that you already have and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Nice shots Vicky, that 28/3.5 is a real winner. ...

Nice shots Vicky, that 28/3.5 is a real winner.

Here's a recent shot, 21/2 w/ Portra 400NC:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5284/5267961524_644202dfe8_b.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,874
Posted By nikku
It also looks like the prints, not the negs, were...

It also looks like the prints, not the negs, were scanned. Scans of prints will never be as sharp as a scan of a negative.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-16-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,874
Posted By nikku
Nice photos. I have a few shots with that combo...

Nice photos. I have a few shots with that combo that I have not yet uploaded to flickr. Great camera. I got a G1 on ebay that is in perfect condition, works well, only $135. The 45/2 was a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I doubt that is the issue. The meter probably...

I doubt that is the issue. The meter probably needs to be calibrated. Also keep in mind that if you're shooting without film, the actual exposure will be significantly longer than what the meter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Short answer, no. The 35/2.8 gives pretty decent...

Short answer, no. The 35/2.8 gives pretty decent results, but it is a much different lens than the XA Zuiko 35/2.8 lens. That lens has a very unique signature, one all its own.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,183
Posted By nikku
Whatever you do, don't bring too much gear. I've...

Whatever you do, don't bring too much gear. I've made that mistake all too often.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
That sold at lightning speed!

That sold at lightning speed!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-24-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,200
Posted By nikku
45/2...

45/2 Planar:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4949735833_c21d13faf2_z.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-24-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,200
Posted By nikku
Hey a fellow Houstonian!

Hey a fellow Houstonian!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By nikku
The 55/1.2 has a very unique way of rendering...

The 55/1.2 has a very unique way of rendering images. If I could only have two OM Zuikos, it would be the 24/2 and 55/1.2. But of course nobody owns just two :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
This has been my experience as well. I think OMs...

This has been my experience as well. I think OMs are best used handheld.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By nikku
What about a fixed lens rangefinder? Or do you...

What about a fixed lens rangefinder? Or do you have to have the option to change lenses?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I've probably said it before, but I love the...

I've probably said it before, but I love the 28/2. OM-1n w/ 28/2 and Portra 160VC:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4888264503_7b14ba2eba_z.jpg
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-15-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By nikku
Uh...congrats?

Uh...congrats?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 18,281
Posted By nikku
I will also jump in here and say that the...

I will also jump in here and say that the Nikkormat FTn is built like a tank. Solid. I had one for a while that I subjected to a number of tough conditions and it never even developed so much as a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-10-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,495
Posted By nikku
I buy UG condition lenses from KEH occasionally. ...

I buy UG condition lenses from KEH occasionally. They are quite useable. BGN will be worn cosmetically but with good glass and perfect mechanics. I've never had a reason to "be careful" with KEH.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By nikku
Added bonus: a black Gordy strap w/ gray thread...

Added bonus: a black Gordy strap w/ gray thread matches perfectly.
Forum: Olympus RF 09-02-2010
Replies: 328
Views: 68,777
Posted By nikku
Yeah, I'm feeling pangs of regret for having sold...

Yeah, I'm feeling pangs of regret for having sold mine. I wish the VF weren't so darn tiny and the electronics so prone to failure. It had such a unique rendering.
...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-02-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 5,800
Posted By nikku
I have very little trouble with the G1...

I have very little trouble with the G1 viewfinder, and I wear glasses. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about over focusing and the VF, but I've only put one roll through the G1 I just got and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By nikku
Here's another vote for Griptac. It's what I did...

Here's another vote for Griptac. It's what I did for both of my OMs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pooroldpunch/sets/72157623470350904/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By nikku
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/58.htm As...

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/58.htm

As always, you should read KR with a grain of salt, but it is one of Nikon's most famous/sought after lenses (along with the 28/1.4).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By nikku
My OM-2n needs a vf/prism cleaning. It has some...

My OM-2n needs a vf/prism cleaning. It has some sort of haze. My OM-1n that I had overhauled by John H. is way brighter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By nikku
wow, quite a collection...looks like it went for...

wow, quite a collection...looks like it went for a fair price.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-25-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By nikku
Contax Gs are super cheap right now. I just...

Contax Gs are super cheap right now. I just picked up a G1 for $135. Lenses are not quite as cheap, but it's Zeiss glass, so even at $250-$400 it's a bargain. Looking forward to using this camera.
Forum: Off Topic 08-20-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,656
Posted By nikku
I sold an OM-1 and 55/1.2 through ebay to a buyer...

I sold an OM-1 and 55/1.2 through ebay to a buyer in Russia. I got the package insured and sent it off Int'l Priority, but after a month and a half it still hadn't arrived. Tracking showed that it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-18-2010
Replies: 223
Views: 40,862
Posted By nikku
I have and use a GH1 fairly regularly. The video...

I have and use a GH1 fairly regularly. The video is mind-blowingly good. Like, "are we watching a tv show" good. I don't like the jpeg output compared to my old E-410 and I'm too lazy to shoot in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-18-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By nikku
I have had very good experiences with my local...

I have had very good experiences with my local CVS. They have the equipment, it all depends on the tech behind the counter. Hopefully your experience is as good as mine.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By nikku
That reminds me, I need to start using the GSN I...

That reminds me, I need to start using the GSN I have sitting at home!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By nikku
Ah I shoulda known. Map Camera had at least 3...

Ah I shoulda known. Map Camera had at least 3 minty fresh OM-3Ti's when I stopped by there in March. Wish I had seen that $150 OM-3, I would have snapped it up and upon my return sent it in to John...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,703
Posted By nikku
Superia can be hit or miss with caucasian skin...

Superia can be hit or miss with caucasian skin tones. For color I now shoot a lot of Portra, some Provia, and a bit of Fuji 800Z. Film is so cheap on ebay nowadays that it's rarely worth it to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 10,926
Posted By nikku
I think that about sums it up.

I think that about sums it up.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,744
Posted By nikku
I had a Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 macro that was...

I had a Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 macro that was nice, if not a bit on the heavy side.

For now just look for deals on the smaller, slower Zuikos and go with those, they are cheap and excellent. If...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,438
Posted By nikku
Used to have an XA and an XA2. I really liked my...

Used to have an XA and an XA2. I really liked my XA. I probably should have held onto it, but was in the middle of a severe GAS attack and traded it in to KEH for an OMZ 35/2.8. Stupid decision on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,472
Posted By nikku
Did you put the proper battery in? John H...

Did you put the proper battery in? John H adjusts the meter to take an SR44 battery when he does an overhaul. Could also be adjusted for a 2 series screen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By nikku
Sorry Stefan, that question was directed to...

Sorry Stefan, that question was directed to Frontman who claims to see them "quite often." Like you, I don't see them very often either.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2,655
Posted By nikku
Get a Canon 5D. Full frame, cheaper than the...

Get a Canon 5D. Full frame, cheaper than the D700, great picture taker, easy to adapt lenses to it. The end.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By nikku
The Nikon kit is worth much more, will be much...

The Nikon kit is worth much more, will be much easier to sell, and is much harder to find.

The Canon kit is a great picture taking kit but will not get you very much money if you sell it.

It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2010
Replies: 258
Views: 17,322
Posted By nikku
Same is true for digi cams.

Same is true for digi cams.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By nikku
Where? I think I've only seen one for sale in...

Where? I think I've only seen one for sale in the last year, and that was the BGN OM-3 on KEH that someone already mentioned. They are very rare, at least as rare as the OM-3T and maybe more so.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,649
Posted By nikku
It's neither a big step down nor is it a big...

It's neither a big step down nor is it a big effort. Maybe the expense of having a lab develop your film isn't worth it, but you sound like someone who has never actually used a fixed lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By nikku
They are pretty rare so that's not an...

They are pretty rare so that's not an unreasonable price.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-06-2010
Replies: 1,905
Views: 377,607
Posted By nikku
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By nikku
Ah yes, I definitely recognize the second two...

Ah yes, I definitely recognize the second two scenes now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Hey thanks, I got close to the mirror for the...

Hey thanks, I got close to the mirror for the shot then cropped so it was more panoramic. Good light and an open road, and I got a decent shot.

Arista is great, I also like Arista Premium 100. I'm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
OM-2n with OMZ 24/2, Arista 400 in Diafine: ...

OM-2n with OMZ 24/2, Arista 400 in Diafine:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pooroldpunch/4862290422/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By nikku
Keith, I've been looking for one of those pistol...

Keith, I've been looking for one of those pistol grips for my OM! They look fun.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By nikku
I use a 2-4 screen in my OM-2n. It's actually...

I use a 2-4 screen in my OM-2n. It's actually too bright, it flares and loses contrast too easily and is hard to see when the object is in focus. I'm replacing it with a 1-4N screen, which is the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By nikku
Were these all taken in the Mission?

Were these all taken in the Mission?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-22-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,827
Posted By nikku
I would love to use one of these. That panoramic...

I would love to use one of these. That panoramic format is just gorgeous.
How do people here get their film developed? Do you just ask for it uncut then cut and sleeve yourself?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By nikku
$500 would be a steal if it is in fact in the...

$500 would be a steal if it is in fact in the condition you describe. The two most valuable pieces, as others have said already, are the 300/4.5 and 28/2. Those two lenses alone are worth over...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By nikku
Doesn't help that we are still very much in the...

Doesn't help that we are still very much in the middle of a recession.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,367
Posted By nikku
Nikkor-O 35/2 (non ai)

Nikkor-O 35/2 (non ai)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,879
Posted By nikku
One thing you need to be careful of: the myth...

One thing you need to be careful of: the myth that digital somehow saves you time. One thing that I've found is that you still have to be disciplined in your shooting, otherwise you'll burn off...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By nikku
You can get machined aluminum MD caps off of...

You can get machined aluminum MD caps off of ebay, but black electrical tape works just as well. I've also shot w/out a cap and it worked fine.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,704
Posted By nikku
You've just summed up in two sentences why I...

You've just summed up in two sentences why I still shoot film. Because I'm too lazy to spend hours in front of a computer screen trying to adjust a raw capture to get it to look like my favorite...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By nikku
Is this surprising? The EPL-1 should have been...

Is this surprising? The EPL-1 should have been released first, followed by the EP-2 as the EP-1. But Panasonic forced Oly's hand. The EP-2 is really the EP-1.2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
No, actually, I don't mind at all, I hadn't even...

No, actually, I don't mind at all, I hadn't even thought about composition or cropping when I first posted to flickr. I only made very slight tweaks to color and contrast before posting. Since you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
I just returned from a trip to Japan, where I...

I just returned from a trip to Japan, where I used an OM-2n and OM-1n as my primary cameras and a Ricoh GRD3 as a "backup". I brought a bunch of lenses along but ended up using a 24/2 and 55/1.2 the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
You can also go by the filter thread size. For...

You can also go by the filter thread size. For example, a 49mm filter thread lineup could be: 21/3.5, any of the 28mm lenses, 40/2 (or any of the 50s), 85/2, 100/2.8, 135/3.5, 200/5
While the 55mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,552
Posted By nikku
Good luck finding a black MD cap. I looked for a...

Good luck finding a black MD cap. I looked for a long time and finally had to settle for a chrome one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Nice shot! I had one just a few months ago and...

Nice shot! I had one just a few months ago and stupidly sold it, thinking I'd never build a 55mm filter thread kit...then I decided to get a 35/2, followed quickly by a 24/2 and 55/1.2! Now I need...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,664
Posted By nikku
Yeah, I told you...and there is no guarantee that...

Yeah, I told you...and there is no guarantee that the camera will even work correctly after a few months of use. The CLA is well worth it.

That said, I also just got my OM-1n back from John H. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By nikku
Great photos, my wife has been to Krakow but I...

Great photos, my wife has been to Krakow but I have not. I would love to go.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,229
Posted By nikku
WOW. The next cheapest one on ebay currently is...

WOW. The next cheapest one on ebay currently is a paltry $1200.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,664
Posted By nikku
Ouch! But if it's any consolation, John H. can...

Ouch! But if it's any consolation, John H. can make both the camera and lens like new again, and you really won't be spending a lot more than you would for a 50/1.4 and OM-1 in that condition at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 3,359
Posted By nikku
I shudder to think what I would have done to an...

I shudder to think what I would have done to an OM-2 at the age of six. When I was that age, I used to take a hammer to my Matchbox cars, or leave them out in the street and watch cars run them over.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,297
Posted By nikku
Some "snapshot" style photos taken with the...

Some "snapshot" style photos taken with the 105/2.5 P.C (non-AI):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pooroldpunch/sets/72157613993542115/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Nah, it's all good, I've been wanting a 5D...

Nah, it's all good, I've been wanting a 5D forever for the same reason (to be able to use these lenses on a digital camera at their intended focal length).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Please post some pics when you get it! I went...

Please post some pics when you get it!


I went on a tear this month, and picked up a 24/2, 35/2, and 55/1.2 (it was my birthday and I had saved up a little bit of money). I had been saving for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 3,664
Posted By nikku
$100 is fair, but I sold a nice working chrome...

$100 is fair, but I sold a nice working chrome OM-1n and pristine 28/3.5 for $50 on ebay. I still kinda regret that, should have just kept them (not that I needed them).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2010
Replies: 3,752
Views: 714,915
Posted By nikku
Great shots! As an aside, for anyone who is...

Great shots!

As an aside, for anyone who is interested, I've broken down most of my flickr sets according to lens, and the majority of those sets are shot with OM Zuikos. ...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,771
Posted By nikku
I used a Canolite D on mine for a long time. The...

I used a Canolite D on mine for a long time. The RC has a "flashmatic" mode that allows you to use any flash you want and get accurate exposures, as long as you know the correct ASA of the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,991
Posted By nikku
Richard, if you really want, 21mm to 200mm could...

Richard, if you really want, 21mm to 200mm could be covered by one filter size, 49mm! The 135/3.5 and 200/5 both take 49mm filters.

And thanks for answering my earlier question, I was probably...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By nikku
If it's working, great deal. If not, well, still...

If it's working, great deal. If not, well, still not a bad deal, you'll just have to figure in the cost of an overhaul. That 50/3.5 is AWESOME by the way. So so sharp.
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