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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,463
Posted By BillBingham2
Helen, I’m very sorry to hear. I can’t imagine...

Helen,

I’m very sorry to hear. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I’ve lost parents and friends, but not a partner. If you need a ear to listen, if there’s a way I can help please reach...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,470
Posted By BillBingham2
Thanks for sharing. Interesting approach. B2...

Thanks for sharing.

Interesting approach.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By BillBingham2
There is a product over here (USA) called Liquid...

There is a product over here (USA) called Liquid Wrench that might work.

Another thing I've found is that tightening it and then try unscrewing it. You should make sure the angle of your...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,463
Posted By BillBingham2
After 8 months of no paychecks, our cupboards are...

After 8 months of no paychecks, our cupboards are almost bare, but I accepted a job that I start in the middle of next month. Once cash flow becomes actual and positive I'll send something. Perhaps...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,425
Posted By BillBingham2
What model and OS is the tablet? B2 (;->

What model and OS is the tablet?

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,217
Posted By BillBingham2
From your fingers to G-ds ears! And then the...

From your fingers to G-ds ears!

And then the M9....

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 12,784
Posted By BillBingham2
The more and more I look at your shots, the more...

The more and more I look at your shots, the more impressed at how well the 50/2 isolates your subjects. I'm surprised for such a short lens (eff 75mm).

Thanks for sharing.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,742
Posted By BillBingham2
I know a few people who are still waiting for...

I know a few people who are still waiting for their occasion.:eek:

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,742
Posted By BillBingham2
I have to disagree about all the rest are...

I have to disagree about all the rest are excuses. I would submit that it's about what type of picture you are looking for and its qualities. I would present a challenge to you to shoot in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,742
Posted By BillBingham2
I have to agree the issue is more indoors vs...

I have to agree the issue is more indoors vs outdoors and what aspects do you look for in a great photo.

Huss, thanks for sharing the link, makes me think more and more about the next step in my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By BillBingham2
Like the 10-24 but what about a prime short...

Like the 10-24 but what about a prime short telephoto lens rather than a zoom?

Not sure there is a great prime, but a thought.

Bill Bingham
515-451-1361
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By BillBingham2
You never do, but you always do........ XH1 seem...

You never do, but you always do........

XH1 seem to be on fire sale down here in the states. Might be worthy of a try.

My read is this was as small a body as the Fuji engineers could fit IBIS...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By BillBingham2
Not sure how crazy you want to go, but a monopod...

Not sure how crazy you want to go, but a monopod might be an option too? How slow a shutter speed do you want to go to?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By BillBingham2
+2 for the tabletop from Leica or Minolta (made...

+2 for the tabletop from Leica or Minolta (made during the CL and CLE era).

If you want to try a less ridged tripod you might use some paracord and hang a medium-sized rock or branch from the center...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By BillBingham2
When I learned to load metal reals I had my eyes...

When I learned to load metal reals I had my eyes closed (had a full darkroom then) and I found that even though I was in a fully darkened room I still closed my eyes at first. After a while, I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,842
Posted By BillBingham2
My guess is he meant 120 size film. Just a...

My guess is he meant 120 size film. Just a number someone came up with years back. 120 (and 220) film have a vertical limit of the frame size of 600mm (or 6 cm). You see cameras are that use that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillBingham2
Thanks for sharing. A nice easy read on a...

Thanks for sharing. A nice easy read on a crappppy day.

It does look like a nice place.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,842
Posted By BillBingham2
We all may be in for a bummy descent through the...

We all may be in for a bummy descent through the clouds. Hoping we don't hit a mountain before we start gaining altitude again. I'm fearful we'll hit several in the coming year or so.

B2 (;-<
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By BillBingham2
Ask to speak with the manager or owner. Start...

Ask to speak with the manager or owner. Start your march up the chain of command.

Next time run a roll through it as soon as you open the box and get it souped!

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,685
Posted By BillBingham2
Have to agree. Question is what to do with the...

Have to agree. Question is what to do with the leftover 198 feet of line?

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By BillBingham2
You cracked a so-so joke at the expense of...

You cracked a so-so joke at the expense of someone you will never meet. You had no idea of who he was shooting, could be a dog, a child, probably not a bunch of flowers. When you are anticipating...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,493
Posted By BillBingham2
My impression of Ansel was that he was about...

My impression of Ansel was that he was about lighting and clouds in addition to the main subject. I'm betting that a couple of the earlier ones were good too, but the last was the best.

While I try...
Forum: Lomography 08-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By BillBingham2
I remember seeing a couple (more than one, but...

I remember seeing a couple (more than one, but not by much) on an age poll a while back. But like so much, that might have been longer ago than feels.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By BillBingham2
Don (aka DAG) is would be my choice if you have...

Don (aka DAG) is would be my choice if you have the time and cash. I would hesitate about sending it to Youxin. Not the caliber of Don, but by everything folks have said he does a good job. I...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By BillBingham2
The eye in the second is crooked too. B2

The eye in the second is crooked too.

B2
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting. I really like about 1/3 of them,...

Interesting. I really like about 1/3 of them, 1/3 I thought were weaker.

Thanks for sharing, cool approach to life.

B2 (;->
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-23-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,574
Posted By BillBingham2
Godfrey, this is a great thread, thank you very...

Godfrey, this is a great thread, thank you very much.

My father was very down on square format anything and early on I picked up his biased. This thread has me rethinking that all together. ...
Forum: Lomography 07-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By BillBingham2
Now, now, this is a PG-13 sort of...

Now, now, this is a PG-13 sort of place.

Actually, this is a great idea. The Head Bartender should create a channel and have different folks add video reviews, tips and tricks, opinions, etc.

Joe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7,772
Posted By BillBingham2
I was wrong, I was wrong, I was WRONG. I trashed...

I was wrong, I was wrong, I was WRONG. I trashed the not-made-of-metal Nikons many years back. While I owned a couple of FMs way back, I never expected them to last as long as they have.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,197
Posted By BillBingham2
I wonder how much the tolls are on the way...

I wonder how much the tolls are on the way back?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,853
Posted By BillBingham2
I wonder why Nikon doesn't keep the outside of...

I wonder why Nikon doesn't keep the outside of the SP or S3 pretty much the same and make newer innards. Better metering, titanium shutter, dang they missed the mark by not following on with the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-11-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,154
Posted By BillBingham2
Stupid question.... How much of a pain is...

Stupid question....

How much of a pain is respooling to 620? Do you soup your own then or do you send it out? If you send it out, what's your source for 620 spools?

Stupid question...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,853
Posted By BillBingham2
My design is one that utilizes the past, open...

My design is one that utilizes the past, open source, and fun.

The basics can be printed on a good 3D printer, but the add-ons are specific and many. The same basic body is made out of metal for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By BillBingham2
Could be a repair part from over the years. B2...

Could be a repair part from over the years.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 971
Posted By BillBingham2
For me it's not technology it's the focus on...

For me it's not technology it's the focus on profitability above all else.

My vote is Not a Luddite. I think you are more wise like a Rabbi, eye of an eagle, and heart of a good person.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By BillBingham2
While I know it's a 22.5mm effective jump, there...

While I know it's a 22.5mm effective jump, there are a lot of good 135mm 2.8s out there. The Leica early R mount ones on Evil Bay look reasonably priced (one cam or less). I don't think Leica ever...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By BillBingham2
It's been a LONG time since I've been in a...

It's been a LONG time since I've been in a darkroom, but gotta agree it's the developer. I was thinking it was too strong rather than too weak.

How long did you have it in the developer before you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By BillBingham2
+1 I had a Summaron in M mount and was very...

+1

I had a Summaron in M mount and was very happy with it. I happen to love the way many Nikkor render life so....

There are other good 35mm lenses out there, a lot depends on what you like.

B2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-01-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By BillBingham2
WOW. Thanks for sharing. B2 (;->

WOW.

Thanks for sharing.

B2 (;->
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,203
Posted By BillBingham2
I haven't gone through what you did to restore...

I haven't gone through what you did to restore access to your picture, but frankly, it's not worth the chance of you not being at fault.

This hasn't happened before so my finger is pointed to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,203
Posted By BillBingham2
How big it is? How much will it cost to purchase...

How big it is? How much will it cost to purchase a new one?


Format it and TRASH IT!

Just a thought from the cheap seats.

Very happy to hear you've gotten the picture recovered.

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By BillBingham2
Don't forget about the F2. Different than the F...

Don't forget about the F2. Different than the F (it had some electronics) but every bit as robust. Same focusing screens (I prefer the P screen that many feel too busy), the motor drive that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By BillBingham2
Thank you, Sir, for sharing. Very interesting...

Thank you, Sir, for sharing.

Very interesting read. I've known several folks I worked with at Apple and Wang who made some GREAT products that never saw the light of day. None were very happy with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-11-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By BillBingham2
Yeah, that's a great perspective. I wish it had...

Yeah, that's a great perspective.

I wish it had a different form-factor. I've never been big on the Texas-Leicas looks. I have no idea what I would like, but I want different that a super-sized...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By BillBingham2
Another F3 Color / M6 B&W. The finder on the F3...

Another F3 Color / M6 B&W.

The finder on the F3 I find better for evaluating the colors and their impact than the M6.

B2 (;->
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By BillBingham2
Plan X Get an XE-3 and a 50/2 and 16/2.8 or...

Plan X
Get an XE-3 and a 50/2 and 16/2.8 or 23/2.
Plan H
Get an X100F and an Olympus Pen-F and a 75/1.8, never change lenses
Plan W
Ricoh GR III and take some pictures

Mine are 23 and 21 now, never...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By BillBingham2
Let us not forget some alcohol and perhaps...

Let us not forget some alcohol and perhaps non-prescription pharmaceuticals added to the mix.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By BillBingham2
Nikon 1 with a longish zoom in your sports sock...

Nikon 1 with a longish zoom in your sports sock attached to your calf. Loose pants, several removable storage cards, use the pocket watch pocket of your jeans. Keep a couple of dummy cards in your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,036
Posted By BillBingham2
For me, my iPhone is not the same, not even...

For me, my iPhone is not the same, not even close. Yes, I am happy with the pictures I take. Yes, it's used exclusively. Yes, it's always with me (unless it's charging). But it doesn't have the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By BillBingham2
I have a bit of stuff that I will be offering up...

I have a bit of stuff that I will be offering up shortly. Moving to a smaller place.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,372
Posted By BillBingham2
Never done it, though it sounds fun. I'd say a...

Never done it, though it sounds fun.

I'd say a Nikon S2 & a 50/1.4, an Olympus OM-1 and an 85/2, a Bessa L with a CV Snap-Shot 25/4, or a Nikon F2 with a 28/2.8 AIs.

Anyone of those four will...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,283
Posted By BillBingham2
John, Sorry to hear about your loss. As always,...

John,

Sorry to hear about your loss.

As always, great shots regardless of where they are posted.

B2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By BillBingham2
People like me P00-pooed the series E glass when...

People like me P00-pooed the series E glass when it came out. It was plastic, never last, questionable optics.

Can't speak for the others, but I was wrong.

Don't forget the 70-150/3.5, just a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,402
Posted By BillBingham2
If you want to borrow a bit of a macro-sleeper, I...

If you want to borrow a bit of a macro-sleeper, I can loan you my Nikkor 28/2.8 AIs. I think that and your 85 (well actually my old 85/1.8 Nikkor) is what I'd bring.

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 05-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By BillBingham2
Very sad news. A wonderful man who seemed to...

Very sad news.

A wonderful man who seemed to be able to balance treating people with respect, having fun and making a profit.

Prayers and good thoughts to his family and friends.

B2 (;-<<<<<<
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 892
Posted By BillBingham2
Smooth bricks.......me too. B2 (;->

Smooth bricks.......me too.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 892
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps you might have been a bit tired...

Perhaps you might have been a bit tired too?????

16sec to 1/8000 of a second that much different from 1/8 to 1/500 is it?

Not yet, done other stuff though......

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By BillBingham2
Hey Ken, what'd you think of the 16/2.8...

Hey Ken, what'd you think of the 16/2.8 WR?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,283
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting news all around. Thanks for the info...

Interesting news all around.

Thanks for the info Shawn, helpful for those still on the fence.

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By BillBingham2
I miss great movies like that....... B2 (;-<

I miss great movies like that.......

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,757
Posted By BillBingham2
Them that can't teach, teach teachers. Them that...

Them that can't teach, teach teachers. Them that can't teach teachers become guidance counselors.


B2 (;->
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By BillBingham2
Lower cost Flatbed Recomendations

We've uncovered a lot of old stuff (papers) that we want to digitize and I know just about any flatbed will do fine. BUT, I'm wondering about scanning MF/LF negatives, perhaps 35mm too.

Anything...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,895
Posted By BillBingham2
I grew up with a wide range of cameras, but my...

I grew up with a wide range of cameras, but my camera was a Nikkormat FTn. For me the S2 was like going back home, I loved it. I moved from Leica Ms to my S2 because the glass moved the right way. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By BillBingham2
From what I've read about the reaction it's about...

From what I've read about the reaction it's about what I would expect. Wish I had the need/cash to buy a new Leica product.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By BillBingham2
I never met an Ektar I didn't love...... B2...

I never met an Ektar I didn't love......

B2 (;->
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By BillBingham2
Might I suggest VMware Fusion/Workstation Pro...

Might I suggest VMware Fusion/Workstation Pro (neither costs that much) or VMBox (free) and create a virtual system. I don't have any old scanner to test with but the learning curves are not steep...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By BillBingham2
Build a jig out of thin plywood and mounting...

Build a jig out of thin plywood and mounting board. Use the plywood as the base. Cut and paste the mounting board L so that when you line up the film the cut parts are over the two edges. Might...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By BillBingham2
Very nice, very nice indeed. Sorry about your...

Very nice, very nice indeed.

Sorry about your L.

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By BillBingham2
I have a couple of OM-1s I can offer up. B2...

I have a couple of OM-1s I can offer up.

B2 (;->
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,095
Posted By BillBingham2
There you go again B-9 and Bob, kicking up my GAS...

There you go again B-9 and Bob, kicking up my GAS for my favorite camera combo, Bessa L and a CV 25 Snap-Shot. I had just about forgotten about 35mm cameras, damn.

B2 (;->
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,534
Posted By BillBingham2
R.I.P. Roger. B2 (;-<

R.I.P. Roger.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,534
Posted By BillBingham2
Thoughts and prayers for Roger and Frances. Sad...

Thoughts and prayers for Roger and Frances. Sad news.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By BillBingham2
Still better than my iPhone! B2 (;->

Still better than my iPhone!

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,355
Posted By BillBingham2
Sadly it's more than just two directions. They...

Sadly it's more than just two directions. They have how they feel about what is the right thing to do. If your training and the bosses say shoot and you don't want to....

I haven't shot any sports...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,433
Posted By BillBingham2
In the first photo is that rust on something in...

In the first photo is that rust on something in the upper right inside the camera?

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,355
Posted By BillBingham2
I remember being taken to a very nice brownstone...

I remember being taken to a very nice brownstone by a friend. She was invited to visit by another theater type friend who was the house boy there. Early 80's, three-story bamboo garden on entry. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,355
Posted By BillBingham2
Didn't DHK marry President Ford's daughter? ...

Didn't DHK marry President Ford's daughter?

Trying to get back on topic. Even when I had all the film I could consume and free processing I didn't take multiple frames of anything but groups and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,071
Posted By BillBingham2
Sad, but sometimes reality...

Sad, but sometimes reality bites.....:bang::bang::bang:

Image quality is more than just sharpness these days. I think with PS and a bit of time, many of the other aspects can get adjusted to taste....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,485
Posted By BillBingham2
Give it a try. While it may cost more to replace...

Give it a try. While it may cost more to replace what you've sold, it's always an option.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By BillBingham2
How about an M8.2? B2 (;->

How about an M8.2?

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,705
Posted By BillBingham2
Huss, wonderful new little friend. ...

Huss, wonderful new little friend.

Congratulations!

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,269
Posted By BillBingham2
Sounds like a future collector's item..... B2...

Sounds like a future collector's item.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,283
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting specs and price. I wonder if the...

Interesting specs and price. I wonder if the lens is a good as the pre-APC-S glass was.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,422
Posted By BillBingham2
Kodak pocket 60 or the disc.... I wish the...

Kodak pocket 60 or the disc....

I wish the folks across the pond would have brought us a Retina version....

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,935
Posted By BillBingham2
Bill, As always, thanks for sharing the article...

Bill,

As always, thanks for sharing the article and your thoughts. I have to agree it's a rather tasteless to publish with that tone. Perhaps they could have recreated the lab and run some tests,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By BillBingham2
Is it enough for the XT2 owners to upgrade? Is...

Is it enough for the XT2 owners to upgrade?

Is it enough for the XT1 owners who didn't jump to the XT2 to upgrade?

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 599
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Views: 137,034
Posted By BillBingham2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2538/med_U2538I1549998853.SEQ.3.jpg

iPhone 5 collection

B2 (;->
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 599
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Views: 137,034
Posted By BillBingham2
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/2538/med_U2538I1549771981.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By BillBingham2
Check the site (I think it's still up) and reach...

Check the site (I think it's still up) and reach out to Tuulikki via email. I see advertising stuff here but not sure how she is doing. She is a wonderful person and if she can help I know she...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By BillBingham2
I look at this as an unintended consequence to...

I look at this as an unintended consequence to the changes in investments/markets over the past 40 years. As private owners of news sources sell their companies and they become publicly traded...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By BillBingham2
Laser dots on public figures sometime result in...

Laser dots on public figures sometime result in unexpected consequences.

Enough said.

B2 (;-O
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,726
Posted By BillBingham2
My wife has another names for me. Begins with...

My wife has another names for me. Begins with an A.........

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,077
Posted By BillBingham2
An AARP Card? B2 (;->

An AARP Card?

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,843
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm already feeling older than I ever had. For...

I'm already feeling older than I ever had.

For the first time in my life I've experienced it recently. I always thought it was horrible but being a white male I had never experienced it. Didn't...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-28-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By BillBingham2
Buy new and leave in NJ. Sell in LA when you are...

Buy new and leave in NJ.

Sell in LA when you are done.

I don't think those monitors are meant to be shipped do often.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By BillBingham2
You know I was just thinking about a wire frame...

You know I was just thinking about a wire frame finder (aka sports finder).

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By BillBingham2
Nikon S3 rangefinder is 1:1 with some classic...

Nikon S3 rangefinder is 1:1 with some classic great glass and new CV glass in S mount is on sale these days (Cameraquest site). IMHO a wonderful option, best option that loads just like a Nikon...
Forum: Travel 01-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,229
Posted By BillBingham2
I saw Sir Paul M there some years back, it is a...

I saw Sir Paul M there some years back, it is a wonderful place.

B2 (;->
Forum: Travel 01-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,229
Posted By BillBingham2
Chinatown is close to the loop, you can get there...

Chinatown is close to the loop, you can get there by public transportation. Brookfield Zoo is a track to the southwest, Morton is way west, and Botanical Gardens are north in Northbrook. All are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,199
Posted By BillBingham2
I started down the road but stopped because of...

I started down the road but stopped because of lack of threads for an AR-1. Not in love with the lever style for changing shutter speeds (prefer the FTn or just about all others). Kind of stupid,...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,229
Posted By BillBingham2
My avatar is from the bean on a cold winter day...

My avatar is from the bean on a cold winter day several years back.

Take a look here for good info on what to do too:

https://www.choosechicago.com

Chicago Cubs games are pretty easy to get to via...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,229
Posted By BillBingham2
Hey Paul, What time of year are you planing to...

Hey Paul,

What time of year are you planing to visit? There are LOTS of summer festivals to try out. Art, food, music, depending upon how you schedule you might be able to hit the end of one and...
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,229
Posted By BillBingham2
da Bean is a must. Depends upon what you like. ...

da Bean is a must. Depends upon what you like. 2nd City and other comedy clubs, blues clubs, Sky deck of the Big Willy (Willis Tower, aka Sears Tower). My son went back (we used to live in a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By BillBingham2
I had a pain switching between Nikon SLRs and...

I had a pain switching between Nikon SLRs and Leica RFs, concentrated too much which camera I was grabbing. I solved it by switching to Nikon RFs (couldn't afford switching to Leicaflexs and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By BillBingham2
Which has the better viewfinder (XE-2 vs...

Which has the better viewfinder (XE-2 vs X-T10)?

Just a heads up, make sure the internal battery (keeps the date/time clock moving) is working before the return window closes on you.

B2 (:->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By BillBingham2
Buy it, keep it in the box, give it to your...

Buy it, keep it in the box, give it to your grandchild 25 years from now.

Meh

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,621
Posted By BillBingham2
I used to say the same thing about the Nikon EM. ...

I used to say the same thing about the Nikon EM. The issue is more connectivity to new technology.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By BillBingham2
Respect B2 (;->

Respect

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By BillBingham2
Yes. 35 years ago AI technology is in today's...

Yes.

35 years ago AI technology is in today's word processor.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By BillBingham2
It makes me wonder what the next trend in...

It makes me wonder what the next trend in buildings will be that will bulldoze the glass towers?

Here in Des Moines a lot of the new glass building are not even close to featureless. We have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm trying to get over that exact thing. I want...

I'm trying to get over that exact thing. I want good glass, wide angles without distortion, dang I've been spoiled (thanks Pres. K). I see many companies making adjustments in their cameras for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 11,836
Posted By BillBingham2
Haven't but I see several different manufacturer...

Haven't but I see several different manufacturer offering different color temperature "bulbs" even some with some level of adjustability via a smart phone.

As LEDs have evolved a LOT over the past...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,856
Posted By BillBingham2
+1 on the ruthless editing. Family stuff is...

+1 on the ruthless editing.

Family stuff is different. I'm not sure when it happened, hundreds of pictures that I would love to share with my kids are gone. My gut tells me they were trashed by my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,856
Posted By BillBingham2
While I have a bit in iCloud, mostly I've moved...

While I have a bit in iCloud, mostly I've moved from CD-R to DVD-RW to IDE drive to SCSI drive to USB drive to USB 3 drive, transferring stuff as the technology changes.

Unlimited, forever, I used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By BillBingham2
Here's an example of where it's something unique...

Here's an example of where it's something unique that really adds value for some folks. This is the kind of thing I'd buy without reservation.

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,531
Posted By BillBingham2
I can't give you a larger sampling than just my...

I can't give you a larger sampling than just my immediate family. I got my son's hand-me-down iPhone 7 Plus (he paid full price when it came out and LIVED with it). He purchased a XS and loves the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,804
Posted By BillBingham2
If a plain prism F feels good in your hand you...

If a plain prism F feels good in your hand you have a few choices.

Nikon S3, SP, or S4.

They feel the same, load the same, all the stuff on the lenses turn the same way, accept an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By BillBingham2
Kodak and Leica made a couple different ones that...

Kodak and Leica made a couple different ones that were very cool. I think Nikon had one too.

You need to troll sites that don't know what they are selling all the time (e.g. ShopGoodWill.com) to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By BillBingham2
Do you need to focus vs just compose through the...

Do you need to focus vs just compose through the finder?

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,531
Posted By BillBingham2
I’ve just inherited my oldest son’s 7 Plus and am...

I’ve just inherited my oldest son’s 7 Plus and am trying to get used to carrying it. I was using an iPhone 5 along with my Ricoh GR III until it stuck open one day. I’ve got a Pixtar Pro on order...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
Made a sound investment....... at least...

Made a sound investment.......

at least IMHO.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
You should add say a ZX-1 vs say a XE-3, Leica CL...

You should add say a ZX-1 vs say a XE-3, Leica CL perhaps, or X70.....

I know, dragging us back off topic.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
Haven't touched one yet..... I'd like to see...

Haven't touched one yet.....

I'd like to see that work trickle down into a XE-3 size and priced camera. Not being a professional that would get me to jump in and purchase a new camera. The quality...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
On a good day I'd add Ricoh to the group. B2...

On a good day I'd add Ricoh to the group.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm still waiting for the NBS to provide some...

I'm still waiting for the NBS to provide some guidance for Fast, User Friendly, and Pretty.

My guess is it's work that was dropped due to sequestration and other budget cuts....

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By BillBingham2
And so you by bigger & faster drives and cpu and...

And so you by bigger & faster drives and cpu and a bigger pipe to/from the internet.......then the next wave of MP sensors get fired over the transom and you upgrade.......Marketing and capitalism...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By BillBingham2
It would be fun to see the results on both the...

It would be fun to see the results on both the Nikon and his Leica 24mp body......

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By BillBingham2
My un-educated guess is that the higher pixel...

My un-educated guess is that the higher pixel count in the same physical space would yield that sort of result. Perhaps when get get to 125mp in a 35mm FF sensor a lot of old glass might be very...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,361
Posted By BillBingham2
Way cool Sir. This Mirrorless movement has a LOT...

Way cool Sir.

This Mirrorless movement has a LOT of opportunities to open up worlds of glass we never had an chance to try before.

Thanks for sharing.

B2 (;->
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,811
Posted By BillBingham2
My favorite was the Ricoh GR. Just barely larger...

My favorite was the Ricoh GR. Just barely larger than a roll of 35mm, great lens, fast handling, I miss her. Sadly not made to survive a drop onto maple flooring from six feet up (top of a TV in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By BillBingham2
When I had a 21/35/90 kit for my M I wanted more...

When I had a 21/35/90 kit for my M I wanted more space between lenses. I was thinking about the 23/2 as the anchor lens and then move from there. While the 50 will have to be OK, I was hoping to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By BillBingham2
I'd love to see a 75/2 along the lines of...

I'd love to see a 75/2 along the lines of speed/size/cost/WR of the other glass they've brought out.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,672
Posted By BillBingham2
Digital Texas Leica...... Not my style. B2...

Digital Texas Leica......

Not my style.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,989
Posted By BillBingham2
For Nikon it's the start of the next great line...

For Nikon it's the start of the next great line of camera and lenses.

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillBingham2
Later FTns with a plastic tip on the wind lever...

Later FTns with a plastic tip on the wind lever (ala F2 vs original F) had a K screen. The FT2 and FT3 had K screens standard.

I learned on a micro prism screen, but I love the P screen, but that's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillBingham2
Yes, the FM10. I looked at the OM2000, same...

Yes, the FM10. I looked at the OM2000, same guts, different mount.

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,413
Posted By BillBingham2
For a 6 year old I'd start with a EM with a...

For a 6 year old I'd start with a EM with a 50/1.8 and the bottom of a Never-Ready case. FM100 with the same sort of case bottom (build to a slightly lower standard than the EM, think Bessa with a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By BillBingham2
Older Nikons didn't need it as they used Whale...

Older Nikons didn't need it as they used Whale Oil!!!

Not sure that's true, but it sounds good.

B2 (;-?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By BillBingham2
How much of a bump do you expect sealing to have?...

How much of a bump do you expect sealing to have?

They know how to do it. No optical viewfinder to deal with.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By BillBingham2
XE-4 weather sealed would be, well WAY...

XE-4 weather sealed would be, well WAY COOL.

Especially with all the WR primes out there.

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 11-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 5,718
Posted By BillBingham2
Sign me up. B2 (;->>>>>

Sign me up.

B2 (;->>>>>
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By BillBingham2
The search for the all mighty easy dollar. B2...

The search for the all mighty easy dollar.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By BillBingham2
Anyone using a Smart Phone Case with a Shutter Release?

OK, so the iPhone 5 that has served me well has been replaced with a hand-me-down from my Son. I have is iPhone 7 Plus and am thinking about getting something...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,775
Posted By BillBingham2
Memory is something where as long as it's...

Memory is something where as long as it's upgrade-able go with a little bit more that what you need or exactly. When you say it's running slow look at the new prices of RAM (it's a commodity and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,189
Posted By BillBingham2
Try the Head Bartender (Stephen) to see if his...

Try the Head Bartender (Stephen) to see if his guy can or if he knows a guy.

Congrats on the WONDERFUL camera. What a rocking piece of engineering.

B2 (;->
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,963
Posted By BillBingham2
Not be as talented as I would look to a 4x5...

Not be as talented as I would look to a 4x5 camera and do studies of light and drifts and such during that sort of winter. LF seems to have such a beautiful way of showing subtle differences in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,963
Posted By BillBingham2
For the few months I lived out on Long Island...

For the few months I lived out on Long Island (North Lindenhurst) I joined and attended a "Camera Club". Got some short term friendships out of it. They had a contest around a topic each month. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,963
Posted By BillBingham2
Good point, it really doesn't matter, just need...

Good point, it really doesn't matter, just need to look around and see what your eye is drawn to.

Too many 18% gray sky days of old, here in Central Iowa those sort of days are the exception.

B2...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,963
Posted By BillBingham2
Growing up in a place that had 18% gray skies...

Growing up in a place that had 18% gray skies over 50% of the year, I've come to the realization that it's lighting.

I'd pick a day with some (more is better) sun shine and start walking. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By BillBingham2
I think it's cute, if I had the cash I'd do...

I think it's cute, if I had the cash I'd do it.

Looks like it would be fun to build hacks for.

I don't get the same feeling as the Yashica folks, but need to dig deeper when I'm on my home...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,170
Posted By BillBingham2
I'd start by buying all the stuff folks on RFF...

I'd start by buying all the stuff folks on RFF have been trying to sell and hasn't and give it a way to younger folks on RFF.

Pay off student loans from Graduate School.

Spend a lot on getting my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By BillBingham2
Good points. No LCD to managed or power should...

Good points. No LCD to managed or power should make it a lot simpler. A lot depends on their approach to sending pictures to the device. I'm not sure if there is a low power heart-beat to just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps they found a source for the M8.2 sensor,...

Perhaps they found a source for the M8.2 sensor, CV rangefinder/shutter/guts and are putting it together some place with good food.......

B2 (;->
Forum: RFF News 10-22-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,274
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps a CV range finder, APSC sensor (CMOS!!),...

Perhaps a CV range finder, APSC sensor (CMOS!!), M-Mount, no image viewing on the camera, or an expensive EVF, sounds like a very nice option.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By BillBingham2
If got a very nice 4x5 developing tank via there....

If got a very nice 4x5 developing tank via there. Looking forward to having time to make use of it.

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-21-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,720
Posted By BillBingham2
Perhaps a trigger winder might be an...

Perhaps a trigger winder might be an option.....

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By BillBingham2
No doubt the number of iterations it takes to get...

No doubt the number of iterations it takes to get a product right is usually high. But once you have it and share it others can build off what you have. That's where the magic happens.

With Open...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By BillBingham2
While I haven't stood up and started talked about...

While I haven't stood up and started talked about starting an RFF-3D printer library of designs for stuff like enlarger negative carriers, flash reflectors, and grips. I wonder about lens hoods with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By BillBingham2
No, the pictures it takes have an IQ well under...

No, the pictures it takes have an IQ well under you can get from an iPod Touch 7th Gen refurbished for a few dollars more.

The look alike is about $3.00 of plastic and adapters that basically set...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By BillBingham2
Gotta agree. My wife and I got a $3K car tent...

Gotta agree. My wife and I got a $3K car tent that rocked for much less. Sadly her knees and hips started to get bad a few months ago and we had to sell it. We got all of our money back and some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By BillBingham2
Not worse that I expected/projected. What a...

Not worse that I expected/projected. What a $2.5M USD scam.

Sad but expected.

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillBingham2
Factory Reset &/or Firmware Upgrade? Might have...

Factory Reset &/or Firmware Upgrade?

Might have scrambled different bits.

Can your EVF Focus peak? Test with a tape measure and pencil like you were adjusting a rangefinder......

Fingers...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By BillBingham2
Body is later production, FTn finder, I think it...

Body is later production, FTn finder, I think it prefers to be call "Maurice" because it speaks of the pompitous of love........

B2 (;->
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,431
Posted By BillBingham2
Wow. B2 (;->

Wow.

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,330
Posted By BillBingham2
I was thinking of a couple of Genesee beers to...

I was thinking of a couple of Genesee beers to wash down a gut bomb from Schaller's.....

But a martini would work too.

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,330
Posted By BillBingham2
Only suspect that there were other folk equally...

Only suspect that there were other folk equally as touched as we were.

Now we know.....:o

B2 (;->
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,330
Posted By BillBingham2
About 15 years ago we were using them to keep...

About 15 years ago we were using them to keep bees away from kids for T-Ball/Baseball and Soccer/Football.

Seems that bees might not only be able to fly better than we can, but naturally avoid bad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,330
Posted By BillBingham2
I mixed it in basement (darkroom and slop sink...

I mixed it in basement (darkroom and slop sink near washing machine) for many years. If you wife says do it outside figure out a way to do it outside.

It's rather like chewing tar from a truck...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,608
Posted By BillBingham2
The only cameras I have regret buying were the...

The only cameras I have regret buying were the FSUs. Reliability was the issue and after spending twice what I paid for them to bring them up to speed I pulled the plug. Loved the cameras for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillBingham2
Better than a sharp stick in the...

Better than a sharp stick in the eye......

Warranty? Like new or As-Is? What's the price here or on KEH?

B2 (;->
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillBingham2
I agree, start swapping them every two hours for...

I agree, start swapping them every two hours for say eight or twelve, then go to every four for 18 hours, then every eight hours for two days.

No easy way to tell when the rice is full, but this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By BillBingham2
Happy to share a few new words to describe the...

Happy to share a few new words to describe the feeling you might not have used recently.

Bag-O-Rice sounds like the best approach.

Very sorry to hear.

B2 (;-<
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,872
Posted By BillBingham2
Or perhaps Henrys will offer a special RFF DEEP...

Or perhaps Henrys will offer a special RFF DEEP discount......

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,872
Posted By BillBingham2
For the bearder or worse? It'll come B2...

For the bearder or worse?





It'll come


B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,872
Posted By BillBingham2
Clean shaven through around 53ish. Tried it on...

Clean shaven through around 53ish.

Tried it on and off but it's stuck around this time for over a year. It hides my triple chins easier than exercising and dieting.

When I put my kippah on my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,872
Posted By BillBingham2
We would still love you even if you did! ...

We would still love you even if you did! :angel:

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
Having sold all me M mount glass, I still love...

Having sold all me M mount glass, I still love the old stuff, but not sure how it will perform at the edges on a FF. I'd love to have the old Skopar Snap-Shot 25/4 on a body the way it focuses.

B2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting...... https://photorumors.com/2018/09...

Interesting......

https://photorumors.com/2018/09/28/additional-information-on-the-pixii-camera/

Seems someone was listening.

B2 (;->
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,884
Posted By BillBingham2
Interesting perspective. What about the...

Interesting perspective.

What about the opposite, make it smaller than Smart Phones with better controls for the intermediate user. Three cameras/lenses (25, 50, 105) laid out so that you can add...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By BillBingham2
My back hurts just reading this.......... B2...

My back hurts just reading this..........

B2 (;->
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By BillBingham2
For me a 28 is way to close to a 35. But as you...

For me a 28 is way to close to a 35. But as you said, removing the Thumbs-Up is, well, a pain in the thumb. Frankly I think you have crossed the boundary one camera and should look into a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
WOW! B2 (;->

WOW!

B2 (;->
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
Prime lenses that are reasonably priced for the...

Prime lenses that are reasonably priced for the advanced hobbyist that DO NOT need to have distortion correction in camera.

A converter that uses the Nikon AI tab to communicate the aperture to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-19-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
I think the cat is out of the bag as lots of CNC...

I think the cat is out of the bag as lots of CNC machines over in China and their enforcement of IP is, well, somewhat lax.

B2 (;->
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By BillBingham2
You might check under Perkin Elmer solid cats for...

You might check under Perkin Elmer solid cats for other sources for filters. That's who designed and originally sold them to the government.

There might be additional info on the filter sizes and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By BillBingham2
Not sure on current price where you are but the...

Not sure on current price where you are but the early Ricoh line of GRDs were fine cameras.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By BillBingham2
I think it shows that horses are smarter than...

I think it shows that horses are smarter than self-driving cars.....:eek:

B2 (;->
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By BillBingham2
I think I have an idea for a special bubble level...

I think I have an idea for a special bubble level with the centered markers off center and call it's the Winogrrad Street Shooter Level (WSSL). Sounds like a fun KickStarter Project. I'll make one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By BillBingham2
Mine was not perfect either. Bugged the 5hit out...

Mine was not perfect either. Bugged the 5hit out of me, but no issues on the image.

Added it to the list of things that did seem important enough to fix though it made me think every time I mounted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
That was my Father's kit at Kodakery for many...

That was my Father's kit at Kodakery for many year. The 35/1.4 is a rocking lens, way out of my price range back then. With the 35 he never needed to worry about heads becoming footballs or other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,247
Posted By BillBingham2
First off, keep shooting. Expensive if you're...

First off, keep shooting. Expensive if you're shooting film, but it's important.

Second, do you have a 35mm FOV External Finder? I think you need to see/visualize the framing. Look through it,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-02-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,283
Posted By BillBingham2
Have you thought of an external finder. I used a...

Have you thought of an external finder. I used a Metal 28 CV finder and loved it. Makes it too big for a pocket, but fun to use, very retro looking, even with a wrist strap.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
My read is this was marketing speak. Drink the...

My read is this was marketing speak. Drink the CoolAid and say what we tell you to. Good little engineer, happy we let you see the sun for a few days.....



They want you to by new Z glass or use...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-02-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
Wow, that speaks well of the quality of the EVF. ...

Wow, that speaks well of the quality of the EVF.

I'm hoping that Nikon will come out a FF at a price delta that the Nikkormat FTn was from the F2 Photomic some years back with the same EVF. While...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
It's not all humps, that one does nothing for me....

It's not all humps, that one does nothing for me. The sleak lines of a plain prison F2 or even the FTn so you could make the body smaller.

B2 (;->
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
Not you, it's me,didn't give you enough to...

Not you, it's me,didn't give you enough to background.

I'm thinking about old MF AI glass. I've experienced it when I had a XE-2 and a 85/1.8 old lens. Focusing wide open I could nail it but...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,639
Posted By BillBingham2
In practice do you find focusing at f5.6 vs f1.8...

In practice do you find focusing at f5.6 vs f1.8 an issue?

Thanks.

B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By BillBingham2
How about DamnNewLeicasAreTooExpensiveForum (aka...

How about DamnNewLeicasAreTooExpensiveForum (aka DNLATEF).

Or IDoNotWantAnotherMorrgageOnMyHouseToAffordANewLeica (aka IDNWAMOMHTAANL)


B2 (;->
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,748
Posted By BillBingham2
I'm positive you were NOT flaming. To answer the...

I'm positive you were NOT flaming.

To answer the Original Question, H3LL YES RFF is relevant!

While it started out as a forum focused on Rangefinders it has grown organically to include many...
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