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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,981
Posted By Godfrey
While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I...

While I love the simplicity of my Leica CL, I still find it hard to let go of my Olympus E-M1 and it's because of the extraordinary versatility that the complex menu system and all of its implied...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Godfrey
Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica...

Perhaps so, but by the date I bought mine, Leica said "No more service for the R8" and that was that.

It was a beautiful camera, I'm glad I owned it if even for only a short time.

G
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Godfrey
If only the R8's electronics were as robust as...

If only the R8's electronics were as robust as the body. Sigh. Mine was a particularly fussy machine ... sometimes it just wouldn't.
My Leicaflex SL is a rock, and it doesn't matter if the battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Godfrey
I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my...

I kept my Leicaflex SL and added an R6.2, sold my R8. Reason being that the R8's electronics were always a bit on the fussy side and, since I use these cameras only occasionally, I'd go for the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Godfrey
Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed...

Scanned correctly, and rendered/printed correctly, the images look even better than wet lab results ... unless you happen to be John Sexton or some other famous darkroom printer with a half a century...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love...

All exquisite work once again, Robert! I love coming back to this thread to see what new jewels you've posted.

I'm in the middle of completely changing my image processing workflow now, haven't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9,111
Views: 897,027
Posted By Godfrey
I bought "another bag". Woo hoo. LOL! Having...

I bought "another bag". Woo hoo.

LOL!

Having spent a day carrying my Hasselblad 500CM again for the first time in ages, I realized that none of my bags made it a very handy thing to walk with....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Godfrey
The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and...

The technical detail of whether you mix B&W and color images in a single work isn't important. The question is: What is the work? How do you best achieve it?

Capriciously changing rendering style...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Godfrey
"I am not an object, I am a free man!" eh? best...

"I am not an object, I am a free man!"

eh? best pun I could come up with this morning. :D

G
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice, I like the concept a lot. It's...

Very nice, I like the concept a lot.

It's related to a book concept I've been working on, provides some inspirational seeds. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,209
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, I love photographs: making them, looking...

Helen,

I love photographs: making them, looking at them, thinking about them, and on and on. I've never stopped shooting with film cameras even if most of what I used for a decade or so was a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Godfrey
At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the...

At the current pricing for a BEOON, I'd buy the basic Novoflex Magic Stand copystand instead. The BEOON is quite limited in its versatility ... It was designed for use with a 50mm lens and can't...
Forum: RFF Polls 6 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,755
Posted By Godfrey
I like those dreams... :D When I was in college...

I like those dreams... :D

When I was in college studying Mathematics, I'd do homework in my dreams: I'd wake up in the middle of the night and write down the proofs I'd cook up or write down the...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,469
Posted By Godfrey
Personally, I see little point to investing more...

Personally, I see little point to investing more effort and work in using Aperture at all. ...


Aperture has not been developed further since before 2015, and does not run at all on macOS Catalina...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R,...

Having owned the SL and loved it, using SL, R, and M lenses on it, and sold it all for lack of use ... if I were to buy another SL series camera I'd go with the SL2 body first and use whatever lenses...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Godfrey
Although I've had to use their services only very...

Although I've had to use their services only very infrequently, every time I have needed service Leica USA has been courteous and quick. I think the longest turnaround I've had was about five weeks,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(

Yes. Not something I'm much of a fan of either. :(
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Godfrey
The M240 is essentially the same size as the...

The M240 is essentially the same size as the M9/M-E: my M-P 240 fit right into the M9 half case. But the controls and screen don't align correctly, so a new half case cut properly for the M240 is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By Godfrey
Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting...

Since I'm always taking the strap off and putting it back on my cameras, I've adopted the Peak Design Leash as my standard strap for all my cameras other than the Hasselblad 500CM. This means that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Godfrey
The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is...

The way I fix problems with a Polaroid SX-70 is to send it to MiNT camera for an overhaul. It's a complex, unusual camera that i don't have either the tools or techniques to work on: I let people...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon...

I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon 50/1.8G, had one myself, and was not impressed with it. It seemed to me a fairly mediocre performer, decent for the money as a standard normal kit lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,151
Posted By Godfrey
An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9...

An M typ 240 is a much better camera than an M9 for many reasons. Most of the weight difference is the bigger, much more robust battery... a major plus. In the hand, I never noticed that it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Godfrey
You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter...

You're right.. I'd forgotten that the shutter runs horizontally in the III series Leica's. Gotten too used to the vertical shutter run of the digital Ms. :-)

Porosity of the shutter curtains is most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Godfrey
Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the...

Enjoy your martinis and think about it in the morning.

The focal plane reference mark allows you to make any number of measurements, including that of the lens mount register. It simply indicates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
I've now posted all the photos I made with the...

I've now posted all the photos I made with the Minox EC on the photo walk that I think are interesting. This is about my favorite of this bunch:...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Godfrey
I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong. The symbol...

I'm not quibbling. That's just wrong.

The symbol indicates a location—where the focal plane is—from which a measurement can be made. It isn't the measurement itself. It is a reference mark.

For a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Godfrey
It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use...

It's a reference mark, not a measurement. I use it quite frequently when I'm doing high magnification macro photography. It's useful for getting my setup roughed in for the correct magnification...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Godfrey
I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator...

I imagine the origin of the film plane indicator symbol is related to the plimsoll mark used on ships' hulls to indicate the maximum safe loading to maintain safe buoyancy.

The plimsoll mark gives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without...

Yes. Uneven exposure like that is almost without a doubt a focal plane shutter running irregularly, in need of at least a good CLA if not shutter curtain replacement.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,267
Posted By Godfrey
I'm a little less than halfway through the pint...

I'm a little less than halfway through the pint of HC-110 concentrate I bought in 1999... Still does very well. At this rate, I'll be 90 before I'm out of the stuff at my current rate of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,469
Posted By Godfrey
All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK...

All through the '90s, whenever I'd be in the UK or France, Citroen XMs stalked and taunted me. Really loved the look of them and the technology. Never sold in the USA ... sigh.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084979642_34660d0f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hMtmms)
Minox EC + Minopan 100
HC-110 1:49 for 7 min @ 76°F

enjoy! G
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,469
Posted By Godfrey
I don't use a signature on forums by default, as...

I don't use a signature on forums by default, as a general rule, because on a forum my posts are plentiful enough and there's a good mechanism (the profile) for people to learn anything I want to let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Godfrey
I've only rarely found that photo examples posted...

I've only rarely found that photo examples posted on line made with a camera I'm interested in gave me any useful information about whether I'd like that camera or lens.

Sample raw files of diverse...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Godfrey
Robert, The printed zine arrived yesterday,...

Robert,

The printed zine arrived yesterday, just had the chance to open it this morning. It is superb! The photographs look so much better as printed images than on a computer screen!

A marvelous...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Godfrey
I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's...

I think the postcard swaps are great, but that's an even more restrictive format. Stefan has run the last couple of them.

Let's keep it a print swap for this round. And yeah, up to a standard US...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ......

Here's a Minox EC photo from the walk ... actually on the way to the meet up point. :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49060683948_4d34014d3a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKjQ6b)
Minox EC
Minopan...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Godfrey
It all depends on the individual camera and...

It all depends on the individual camera and lens/shutter assemblies. Most could probably be done, degree of difficulty is the kicker. There's a point after which the effort isn't warranted by the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Godfrey
A print swap would be fun. Generally speaking,...

A print swap would be fun.

Generally speaking, the rules of a print swap are up to the originator to define. Whether the prints are B&W or color, wet lab or inkjet, what sizes are acceptable, etc...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Godfrey
While Ferrania film has been a bit of a...

While Ferrania film has been a bit of a disappointment, I wouldn't get all bent out of shape about it. Any startup/new venture is a risky thing. By and large, 18 out of 20 efforts I've backed have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Perhaps what I like most about film...

Thank you!

Perhaps what I like most about film photography is the uncertainty and thrill in discovery: You just never know exactly what you've done until later.

I scanned three rolls of Minox...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D G

I do, thank you. It just made me think... :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this...

CJC: I wasn't really sure how to respond to this comment. So I had to stop and think about it a good while.

"...anly a photographer..." vs "...a photographer/artist...": Hmmm. That's a different...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea about the framing accuracy that...

I have no idea about the framing accuracy that you asked about, just responding about the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special. It is a superb lens in every respect: Light weight, fast focusing, beautiful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, Helen and CJC! I've been working on...

Thank you, Helen and CJC!

I've been working on the Minox EC roll today. There are some amuzing photos in there! It's fun to get back into the Minox aesthetic... :)

...Vince ... East Bay...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact...

Thanks! If you happen to have some way to contact him, let me know... He might want his print—the photo of me!—back. I feel I should offer it at least. :-)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x...

Thank you!

Indeed yes: The Polaroid SLR670x Ming Edition by MiNT. It's a nice piece... I bought it even though I have the SLR670m because it handles both the SX-70 and the 600 speed films on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
"Analog Forever" photo walk in San Francisco...

I signed up to obtain a first issue of the new Analog Forever (https://www.analogforevermagazine.com) magazine a few months ago. A week or three ago, I received an invite to a San Francisco photo...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Godfrey
Bravo, Robert! I ordered both ebook and print...

Bravo, Robert!

I ordered both ebook and print version through blurb.com in the USA. Yes, they charged in euros but I paid with PayPal and that'll convert automatically.

Can't wait to see it! The...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By Godfrey
That's a bit more gear that I usually want to...

That's a bit more gear that I usually want to carry, but eh? I usually end up carrying as much or more anyway. Such it is. Have a good trip!

My choice would be to carry the Leica CL, four...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,832
Posted By Godfrey
If the only reason you were buying something via...

If the only reason you were buying something via remote sales was to avoid paying taxes, well, that is coming to a close. I wondered when the government was going to start enforcing collection of tax...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit...

Fantastic! Wish I could make it to the exhibit reception! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,895
Posted By Godfrey
Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a...

Ah, a Linhof 220! I always thought that was a darn cool camera and have been tempted to buy one several times. I'm not exactly sure what I'd use it for, which is why I haven't, but still like it.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, I'll play:...

Okay, I'll play:

https://live.staticflickr.com/2409/2276752612_deefd76f2a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4tbXeo)
In Alviso, CA - 2008
Taken Feb 9, 2008
Panasonic L1 + Olympus ZD 50mm f/2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,895
Posted By Godfrey
Another big/little combination on yesterday's...

Another big/little combination on yesterday's cycle ride: Polaroid SLR670m by MiNT plus Minox C.

I made two exposures with the Polaroid and six with the Minox. It's a delight to have the Minox out...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding...

I've had a number of MF folders (and non-folding compacts, like the Fuji GS645S) over the years. The modern Voigtländer Bessa had the best built-in viewfinder for glasses of all of them; I believe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,895
Posted By Godfrey
My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with...

My last trip, I took the iPhone 8 Plus along with the Polaroid SLR670a by MiNT. Got very appealing photographs with both.

G
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,009
Posted By Godfrey
An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine...

An M6 in good condition would certainly be a fine body if you prefer having a meter in the camera. The M6 finder is .72x magnification, which works fine for me and my glasses. 28mm frame lines are a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Godfrey
Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury...

Very cool, and thanks for the link to the Mercury camera site.

I'd look at their offerings to determine what lenses are best suited and ask for advice on known combinations that work well. The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
And, robert, you would also be very welcome to...

And, robert, you would also be very welcome to visit in California. I might head out with you for a piece of the journey. :)

Sheesh, I love road trips. I'm a dedicated addict to reading Jack...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-25-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 3,066
Posted By Godfrey
I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped...

I took a nice cycle ride on Wednesday... Hopped the train with the Fatboy Comp Carbon here in Santa Clara and exitted in Redwood...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,468
Posted By Godfrey
Leica is a privately held company again now, and...

Leica is a privately held company again now, and there's no demographic information available to the public on who exactly is purchasing their products. However, their annual profit and loss...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,468
Posted By Godfrey
If you didn't point your comments at me and other...

If you didn't point your comments at me and other photographers on this forum that buy Leica equipment, who were you pointing them at? Really... :D

It is of course a given that the audience is/has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 16,060
Posted By Godfrey
Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and...

Having owned both FM (actually three, two FM and one FM2n) and an M6 at the same time. The FM is the more versatile due to it being an SLR ... access to long lenses, no problems with focusing close...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,468
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red...

I'm sorry, but I don't care about branding or red dots or any of that foofawraw. I buy Leica gear because it works well for me, better than the competition. I don't know why folks would consider...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,468
Posted By Godfrey
A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger,...

A cell phone may do all that she, a blogger, requires. It certainly doesn't/can't do all that I, a photographer, require.

Why do we photographers mix these notions up all the time? Photographers...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,468
Posted By Godfrey
Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about...

Whether an enthusiast wants to keep writing about a particular brand, or not, is inconsequential. Making a big announcement about stopping is all just a lot of emotional drama, to me.

It seems a...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Godfrey
When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I...

When I bought the SL, the M10 didn't exist yet. I had an M-P typ 240 at the time.

For the work I intended to do with it, the SL was a better camera. I had both the 24-90 and 90-270 mm zoom lenses,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 23,386
Posted By Godfrey
1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the...

1 minute in properly diluted wetting agent as the last stage of the wash, hang to dry in my shower stall: no spots, no scratches, dry and ready to scan in 30 minutes.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Godfrey
I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion...

I photograph my family and friends in a bazillion different ways.

This set is from my recent "snap a photo of all the people I have lunch with" notion. They're mostly head shots, sometimes a small...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Posted By Godfrey
I am heading up to San Francisco for an...

I am heading up to San Francisco for an evening/overnight dalliance (dancing tonight at the club, stay overnight, brunch and shopping tomorrow morning... :)). I plan to carry a minimal camera kit for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 9,111
Views: 897,027
Posted By Godfrey
A sequence of silly things has ended up with me...

A sequence of silly things has ended up with me buying a Mamiya Press 23 Super with both roll film and sheet film backs as well as the Sekor 50mm f/6.3 lens. It's a beautiful old beast of a camera:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-19-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific. G

I'm loving your photos, Robert. Terrific.

G
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-19-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow...

Yes. The perpetual license versions of LR allow two simultaneous, activated copies of the app to be running, whether on macOS, or Windows, or both.

You need to download the correct installer for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,834
Posted By Godfrey
From when I got it to when I sold it, my Leica...

From when I got it to when I sold it, my Leica M-D had either the 35 or the 50 mm lens on it almost all the time. Other lenses constitute perhaps less than 10% of all the photos I made with that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,703
Posted By Godfrey
I ordered an M Monochrom typ 246 when they were...

I ordered an M Monochrom typ 246 when they were announced. The reason I don't have one is that after waiting for at least five-six months, they hadn't delivered it yet, no dealer had it in stock yet,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you all for your opinions. G

Thank you all for your opinions.

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Godfrey
I had a v1 LTM 15mm. It was an ok performer only,...

I had a v1 LTM 15mm. It was an ok performer only, particularly at corners and edges, even on film. But fun to use anyway and made good photos. Never used it on digital.

The v3 is a much better...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
That's reasonable, thanks Doug! G

That's reasonable, thanks Doug!

G
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I have a different attitude towards this. It's...

I have a different attitude towards this. It's just obvious to me from what Adobe is doing with their business that they don't want me as their customer, that's all. They're focused on where they...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Godfrey
I've seen a report on another photo forum that...

I've seen a report on another photo forum that someone who had LR 6.14 installed on his system upgraded to Catalina and it continues to run, although the Maps and Web modules are dead (Maps has been...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,889
Posted By Godfrey
That may be so, but you never have the total...

That may be so, but you never have the total control of your print that I like when you depend upon an external service to do your printing. Cost is only one aspect of making prints, and not the most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to...

Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to them.

My 500CM is "next film camera up" to load and go shooting with... I think I'll concentrate on playing with the Distagon 50mm lens. :)

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Godfrey
The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the...

The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the M typ 240 and later bodies, the tripod mount is in the body, the baseplate simply has a pass-through hole to it. As far as I recall, the M9 tripod...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
The backend SPI for the Map module changed some...

The backend SPI for the Map module changed some time back due to a change at Adobe, and Adobe will not update Lightroom 6 perpetual license to be compatible. I've disabled the module in my...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,889
Posted By Godfrey
Read the whole thread. I used an Epson R2400...

Read the whole thread.

I used an Epson R2400 from 2005 until 2014 (or 2015) and made literally thousands of prints with it. No problems, although I could tell it was past its due by date at the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,155
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering...

Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering around Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48899259897_47f882e934_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hv4ukT)
Leica CL +...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-13-2019
Replies: 577
Views: 85,490
Posted By Godfrey
In the past couple of months, I've run about five...

In the past couple of months, I've run about five packs of varied, fresh SX-70 and 600 speed B&W and Color film. Frankly, I'm delighted with *all* of it! The two B&W and two color emulsions render...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I can't recall the details differences between LR...

I can't recall the details differences between LR 5 and LR 6, but I know I need LR 6.1x for Leica CL raw compatibility. (Earlier versions will open the files but the Adobe Standard camera calibration...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
It requires your machine talk to their servers on...

It requires your machine talk to their servers on a regular basis to vet and authenticate, and there's no guarantee that the rendering qualities from one revision to the next, remain the same....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By Godfrey
I've been using Macintosh operating system...

I've been using Macintosh operating system computers since 1984. I have never run antivirus software, and have never had a virus get in. Neither at home on open networks or at work (I worked for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,329
Posted By Godfrey
i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who...

i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who sweated bullets over the completely different shutter, auto-return mirror mechanism, auto-return aperture diaphragm, new lens mount, new body...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By Godfrey
The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to...

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to key into the Nikon F and F2 bodies, and shouldn't be used on anything else without understanding the keying and how to implement it.



There are...
Forum: Photo Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Godfrey
I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some...

I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some time, on both macOS and iOS (now iPadOS too). It takes a little study and practice to get the hang of it, but I think it's quite good in the end....
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By Godfrey
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Fi...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Finder-Viewfinder-for-F2-Japan/193135337496

$35 at present.

G
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By Godfrey
A plain prism would work to lighten the camera...

A plain prism would work to lighten the camera too, but cost for one in good condition is $100-$250. A waist level finder is lighter, smaller, and costs as low as $35.

Hacking an FTn prism finder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,329
Posted By Godfrey
I seem to recall that's true, but they're not...

I seem to recall that's true, but they're not Nikon Fs ... :D
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By Godfrey
Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you...

Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you can find it. A waist level finder is $40 from Ebay. :)

The Nikon F and F2 already have their own accessory shoe anyway... and there are plenty of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,329
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Wacky thread. The Nikon F is a single lens...

LOL! Wacky thread.

The Nikon F is a single lens reflex camera. Stripped of its metering prism finder and fitted with a 21mm lens that requires mirror lockup to fit, and the matching viewfinder, it's...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 837
Posted By Godfrey
Hey Raid, The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first...

Hey Raid,

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first ultra-wide lens I used, on loan from my uncle, in 1969 to 1972 or so. I used it on a Nikon F body. It's a terrific performer, IMO.

The easiest thing...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools...

I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools that work correctly on macOS Catalina and adapt my workflow to them.

RAW Power combined with Photos for image management is looking pretty good for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I always keep a copy of the installer for the...

I always keep a copy of the installer for the current and last operating system available; no point to going back farther than that. I also keep an external drive with a clone of my boot drive setup...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the...

I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the information on the Adobe website, Lightroom version 6.14 is the very last perpetual license revision of Lightroom. I have never subscribed to any of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-04-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave....

LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave. The Maps module no longer functions, due to changes in the back end interface to the geolocation library that Adobe will no longer update, and I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-04-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...)...

The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...) is a little different. Apple only supports the latest revision due to all the authentication certification required, and doesn't support backwards...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
This is not rocket science. :-) Apple Support...

This is not rocket science. :-)

Apple Support will always have access to the Mojave installer, just like most developers will need access to it for testing purposes. It may not be available for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Godfrey
I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been...

I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been totally reliable and matched a half a dozen very different displays, when I had multiple systems running simultaneously.

It was the colorimeter...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Godfrey
Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it....

Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it. Thanks!



Yeah, I agree. I decided not to try to sell mine a year or two back and gave them all to friends who wanted to play and knew the risks. It was a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,647
Posted By Godfrey
I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS...

I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS Mojave to preserve LR v6.14 perpetual license. I won't upgrade it ... I'll buy a new mini and move over to that when I'm ready and move away from LR at...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard...

Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard equipment. ??

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Godfrey
Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't...

Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't have the resources to do that.

BTW: My Minolta Instant Pro had the same inconsistencies of operation that my Spectra Pro and standard Spectras did....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Godfrey
In the PO note, there was also a note from their...

In the PO note, there was also a note from their technical head that they'd been working on the Spectra cameras for a long time, trying to correct the issues that are developing. The problems are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Godfrey
Spectra film discontinued

I was saddened to receive the notice from Polaroid Originals this morning that they have discontinued production of Spectra format films. Evidently, the cameras are simply aging out and no longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,219
Posted By Godfrey
Nowhere interesting.

Nowhere interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,219
Posted By Godfrey
I love making photographs, every day. Today I...

I love making photographs, every day. Today I shot film, like I do about every other day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48829597271_fe4856af1d_c.jpg
MiNT InstaKon RF70

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,219
Posted By Godfrey
The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's...

The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's been here all the time.
The few that continue to use it know this.

So what's the big deal?

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,219
Posted By Godfrey
It's a waste of time for me to not have instant...

It's a waste of time for me to not have instant feedback at these kinds of events now that it is available. Why bother with film? There's no advantage to it.

I was shooting these events with film...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,395
Posted By Godfrey
I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of...

I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of them more than once. The FV was my favorite, and the various Zuiko prime lenses outstanding. The zoom lenses of that era weren't really up to the grade...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,219
Posted By Godfrey
Since I've never stopped using film even while...

Since I've never stopped using film even while digital came into being and has moved well beyond it, I have to wonder why the notion that "some others are using film again!" is such a big deal....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-30-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This...

Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This is the Sekor 50mm lens fitted the the junked Mamiya Press 23 Universal body that I'm scavenging the lens mount from:...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Godfrey
Each camera sees the world differently. Once you...

Each camera sees the world differently. Once you know how each of your cameras sees, regardless of film or digital capture, your vision of a scene includes which "eyes" you are going to see it with,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Godfrey
:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em. I've...

:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em.

I've spent most of the past thirty years de-mystifying stuff like this in the various positions that made up my career. People talking about how 'magical' it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Godfrey
+1 My camera travel kit for the four day trip to...

+1

My camera travel kit for the four day trip to Southern California I just returned from included the iPhone 8 Plus, the Leica CL with Summilux 35, Summitar 75, and Voigtländer 10mm lenses in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,882
Posted By Godfrey
EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The...

EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The numbers aren't there.

Refurbishing a Polaroid SX-70 is a tremendous amount of hand work, all of which is very costly. Refurbishing and UPGRADING an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,009
Posted By Godfrey
Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly...

Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly complete waste of time photographically albeit a fun hobby for a camera enthusiast.

The guy's article is just a bunch of software engineering jargon...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By Godfrey
All depends how you consider it. The film is good...

All depends how you consider it. The film is good and can record nice fine detail if you fit the right lens in front of it. Considered as a positive capture film camera and embedded with a copy...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By Godfrey
It takes time and use to get the most out of any...

It takes time and use to get the most out of any camera, so please pull out your RF70 and make photographs with it! :)

The Sekor 50mm lens arrived, as did the junk bare body Mamiya 23 Press to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,882
Posted By Godfrey
There is not enough audience for such things to...

There is not enough audience for such things to be created new. I have three or four excellent 35mm "advanced P&S" cameras. All in perfect working order, and will be for years of use to come. There...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-) Well,...

I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-)



Well, Polaroid day was mostly a bust. Traffic getting from Hollywood down to San Diego pretty much sucked up the entire day sitting in the car, then I spent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,882
Posted By Godfrey
There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited...

There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited production run" of any high precision mechanical device than "just license someone" can possibly express. And a huge amount of cost, even if you do...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-26-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,854
Posted By Godfrey
I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35...

I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35 ... Far as I recall, the nomenclature for the Rollei 35 series always put the letter descriptor after the "35" ... so Rollei 35, 35S/35T, 35B, 35C,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely once more, Robert! :) I'm on day three of...

Lovely once more, Robert! :)

I'm on day three of another road trip. Day one and two were Leica CL and iPhone 8 Plus days; today is Polaroid SLR670x day. I have two packs of film, one BW one Color,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,884
Posted By Godfrey
None of my films have shown these problems. I've...

None of my films have shown these problems. I've processed five rolls of 120 in the Lab-Box now and all have been evenly processed. The only error I've found so far is a camera issue: my Perkeo II...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,854
Posted By Godfrey
The design meme for the original Rollei 35 was to...

The design meme for the original Rollei 35 was to hold the camera at waist level when setting exposure and focus. The match-needle meter, shutter/aperture control wheels, and the focus with DoF scale...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,884
Posted By Godfrey
Sorry, I missed this query before ... 8 min @...

Sorry, I missed this query before ...
8 min @ room temp using continuous agitation (turn, turn, back, turn turn turn, back, turn turn turn, back ... etc). Saves on the amount of chemistry I have to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-24-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,936
Posted By Godfrey
I've been having a lot of fun learning and...

I've been having a lot of fun learning and shooting with the MiNT RF70. It produces some lovely results once you get the hang of how to use it. This one was from early in my learning curve, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,632
Posted By Godfrey
I have a lot of cameras because my particular...

I have a lot of cameras because my particular take on the photographic hobby is that I enjoy the technology and like to explore it.

When I do Photography, I tend to use a small subset of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By Godfrey
My mother and father recorded their entire...

My mother and father recorded their entire honeymoon trip with a Stereo Realist. They were fun to look through*and beautiful quality when I was a child, but only one person could see them at a time....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By Godfrey
I hear that all the time. According to the...

I hear that all the time.

According to the Wilhelm-Research reports on archival permanence, the post-2006-2007 generation of pigment inkjet prints on archival papers outlast gelatin-silver prints...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By Godfrey
Here's an exercise to stress your creativity:...

Here's an exercise to stress your creativity: Make exactly, just, one photograph every day for a couple of months. Try to shoot something different in theme every time you make a photo. ONLY look at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,742
Posted By Godfrey
I can't pick "one favorite camera" but if I...

I can't pick "one favorite camera" but if I absolutely had to reduce my camera kit to just one camera, at this point it would most likely be the Leica CL (digital).

However, my latest Polaroid...
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Godfrey
My understanding, which might or might not be...

My understanding, which might or might not be correct, is that components of the Adobe apps' suite of supporting executables are not 64-bit compatible, where LR and PS main line code is 64-bit. I...
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Godfrey
I've been evaluating various software for when I...

I've been evaluating various software for when I update to a new machine and past macOS Mojave. Right now my top contender for Photoshop replacement is Affinity Photo. For Lightroom replacement, I'm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-20-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,495
Posted By Godfrey
Same here. All my best to you. G

Same here.
All my best to you.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Godfrey
I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or...

I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or worse than others, I don't know, but their editor is good and works well for me.

The real value of publishing books is to register the books with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,243
Posted By Godfrey
I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring...

I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring one or two rolls with you, buy more in NYC. Differences between it and Tri-X, others, are mostly inconsequential; HP5 pushes better in my opinion if...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 3,066
Posted By Godfrey
A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday....

A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48743776852_181cd47495_o.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Godfrey
I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for...

I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for many years without any problems at all. Never owned an FE, however.

The FE and FM first shipped with the MD-11 which, though very similar to the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-16-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Godfrey
Negative film has more latitude and lower...

Negative film has more latitude and lower contrast, is generally much easier to scan than color positives. The only issue is the same issue as when printing color negatives ... since the image is a...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,641
Posted By Godfrey
I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest...

I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest SX-70, my uncle's original one from 1974. So far, six exposures and all perfect exposures... The camera has never been serviced.

Not bad for a 45 year...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Godfrey
User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say....

User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say.

Carefully Load and expose another roll of film. See if the frame spacing is still too wide, and if the last frame is cut off again. If it is on either...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,495
Posted By Godfrey
My sincere condolences, Helen. He will live...

My sincere condolences, Helen.

He will live within your heart and memory until the end of Time in joy: The grief shall pass and he will be there smiling for you. Our eternity is alway is in the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-11-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Nice once again! I'm delighted with how nice...

Nice once again!

I'm delighted with how nice the color in the latest PO color films has become. They've come a long way on that front.

And you've reminded me that I need to take my oldest SX-70—a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-09-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, robert! I'm so behind doing my...

Thank you, robert!

I'm so behind doing my processing and posting! It's a problem. There's always something else to do these days.

Regards digitizing Polaroids: I use my multifunction...
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 6,512
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my...

Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my opinion. What else could the SL2 possibly do that the SL doesn't when the carefully made Leica lens profiles offered for M and R lenses allow them to image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,868
Posted By Godfrey
This is true, and is why so many never did find...

This is true, and is why so many never did find any others doing photography to enjoy the shared passion. See Vivian Maier ...!

I've been online from as far back as 1984, when it was DARPAnet and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By Godfrey
To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's...

To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's bitterness prevents them from finding any joy in the passions and joys of others. I avoid such people.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By Godfrey
With you 100% of the way, Keith! I was forced...

With you 100% of the way, Keith!

I was forced off the bikes for a decade and some by growing physical incapacity ... hip going bad, strength going to pot, balance gone, pain pain pain. I hated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By Godfrey
I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my...

I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my photo buddies today. I've known him and done/discussed/analyzed my photography with him for the past 25+ years. He's 94 now, and was telling me about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Godfrey
Let's put the money issue aside for a moment....

Let's put the money issue aside for a moment.

Few folks buying a digital back for their Hasselblad are actually buying a whole new Hasselblad system. Most of us (thinking of the hobbyist and fine...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,735
Posted By Godfrey
These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I...

These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I worry about stability with the vertical arrangement. My Novoflex copy stand, flat panel light box, and home-made mask/film holder arrangement is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-03-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,495
Posted By Godfrey
To hear that Eric has come home To see all these...

To hear that Eric has come home
To see all these wonderful photographs from his eye and mind
The tears flow
I have no words and must borrow ...

"Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-31-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,137
Posted By Godfrey
I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to...

I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to for #11: Michael Berry and Andrew Dailinger. If you two have sent cards out, then I'd consider these missing in the mail system at this point.

All...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-31-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Godfrey
Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all...

Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all the time.
I don't buy what I can't afford.

What else is new?

G
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
:) It's one way of looking at it. Compared to a...

:) It's one way of looking at it.

Compared to a real Barnak, well, the viewfinder is light years better than that. (I loved my IIIf, IIc, and IIf cameras, but hated the peephole viewfinders...)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,129
Posted By Godfrey
In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5...

In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5 Speed Graphic and with a host of 35mm RF compacts when I was in high school. Few examples of such stuff exist outside of my High School Yearbook, which...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's...

Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's combining FF and APS-C, as well as fixed and interchangeable lens cameras in a jumble all in one forum.

The Leica Users Forum puts the forum...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
:D Threads rarely stay pure because...

:D

Threads rarely stay pure because conversation wanders as different people's interests surface.

I usually try to make the distinction a little clearer by referring to the 'Leitz CL' and the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,065
Posted By Godfrey
The conversation is here, regardless of whether...

The conversation is here, regardless of whether it's "right" or not. :cool:

All cameras prices drop as they age, regardless film or digital, until they get to their fully depreciated bottom point....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,495
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Eric's photos are wonderful, a great...

Helen,

Eric's photos are wonderful, a great eye! thanks for sharing them.

I wish I knew you both better. I was just in NYC, briefly, at the beginning of the month to visit another photographer...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! A confusion for sure. :D

LOL! A confusion for sure. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-29-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,495
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Such a thing to go through, I feel for...

Helen,

Such a thing to go through, I feel for you both. I hope Eric can get home and enjoy some time with family and friends.

With all my support and best wishes to you both,
G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Godfrey
I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the...

I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the question ... Not this year, for sure.

G
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,795
Posted By Godfrey
To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about...

To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about tonal scale and less about movements.

The Travelwide with a Schneider Angulon 90mm lens essentially gives you the same field of view as a 12mm lens on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Godfrey
I thought that might be true. I last spoke with...

I thought that might be true. I last spoke with him about a year or so ago: He's in his 80s and was saying that the time was almost up. A good guy, he did a lot of good work for me over the course of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
... a LOT of lovely photos! :-) Just went...

... a LOT of lovely photos! :-)

Just went through the subsequent posts. Some lovely work here!

I've been back from my travels for a week and a half. I made 30 exposures with the Polaroid and a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-26-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that...

Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that photo! :-)

G
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Godfrey
Fred Mueller International Camera Repair 2455 Old...

Fred Mueller
International Camera Repair
2455 Old Middlefield Way, Unit J
Mountain View CA 94043
USA

Fred overhauled my Perkeo II a few years back and did a great job of it. Works to perfection...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
Posted By Godfrey
Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to...

Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to set exposure first then look at what the meter sees and judge/adjust the settings to suit. Keeps me in practice.

With a meterless camera, daylight...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Godfrey
For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm...

For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm using most of the time for general shooting are 10, 28, 35, 43, and 90 mm. (Equivalent focal lengths in FF would be 15, 42, 50, 65, and 135 mm.) ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,768
Posted By Godfrey
I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when...

I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when it was six years old for $70. The only thing that strapped manual focusing was the fact that the focus assist magnification was a button press in an...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Godfrey
Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is...

Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is entirely incorrect.

Just like with prints, you must care for electronic devices that contain your photographs properly. You need a short course in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Godfrey
When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R...

When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R to Sony and Leica M to Sony mounts exclusively. They worked perfectly and fit better than any of the others I tried.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,030
Posted By Godfrey
For any camera that I do not finish the film load...

For any camera that I do not finish the film load during a day's session, I stick a little piece of artist's tape on it and pencil what film is in it before putting it back in the cabinet.

Artist's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Godfrey
The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification...

The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification as my current R6.2 and Leicaflex SL. all of them have a more comfortable eyepoint than my old Nikon F, FM2, and F2, closest to the F3 high eyepoint...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Godfrey
Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a...

Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a little contamination in the film during drying leading to some fungus or mold. Hard to Say without examining the damage with a strong loupe. Some of my old...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,727
Posted By Godfrey
Or a Polaroid SX-70. Or a Minox B. Or a Speed...

Or a Polaroid SX-70.
Or a Minox B.
Or a Speed Graphic.
Or ... insert interesting looking camera here ... :D

G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Godfrey
I've had both of these (and two other similar era...

I've had both of these (and two other similar era Super Ikontas in 6x6 and 645 as well), and a Balda. I've kept the Voigtländer Perkeo II out of all of them: best made, best lens, next to the most...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,756
Posted By Godfrey
What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary...

What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary language ...


The M is a small, niche market camera. The L-mount lenses are addressing broad potential sales in the Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,306
Posted By Godfrey
I've used every type of reel and tank system...

I've used every type of reel and tank system available in the past fifty some years since 1966. My favorites have been the old Kodak Kodacraft "lasagna" tanks (film goes in with a plastic separator...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 678
Views: 59,566
Posted By Godfrey
Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the...

Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the excess to afford the 907x. But as I contemplated it, I realized that it fit so much of what I'd like to do better than anything I had... I somehow...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 678
Views: 59,566
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad 907x Special Edition...

Hasselblad 907x Special Edition (https://www.hasselblad.com/907x-special-edition/)

The back updates my 500CM to a full modern digital camera. The body will take the new Hasselblad XCD lenses and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-12-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely shot, Robert! Still traveling. I'm down...

Lovely shot, Robert!

Still traveling. I'm down to one shot of B&W left, have given three prints away. I have one pack of 8 color shots left, and three and a half days to expose them. The Polaroid...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,720
Posted By Godfrey
I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms,...

I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms, perfect match to my R lenses too. For me, not quite so ergonomic with M lenses, but still superb performance. But when I retired, I found myself not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 678
Views: 59,566
Posted By Godfrey
Some lovely photos in this thread! Ach, my CL...

Some lovely photos in this thread!

Ach, my CL has obviated and replaced use of my M-D, and my next camera has been announced, so I sold the M-D and the WATE to fund it and put in a preorder.

My...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By Godfrey
I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want...

I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want what film offers, I shoot with film cameras; I've got plenty of them and use them regularly. Digital capture offers far more capability in many...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By Godfrey
This is very true. The issue isn't about what the...

This is very true. The issue isn't about what the audience knows about how you made the image, it is what you want/need to make it.

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By Godfrey
APS-C has once again become my standard digital...

APS-C has once again become my standard digital format. It works well for me in current cameras with modern 24 Mpixel sensors like the Leica CL, and does particularly well as focal lengths go longer,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-10-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,116
Posted By Godfrey
Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread...

Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread too.

I'm on a nice little 10 day trip now. I decided to go utterly minimalistic: A Polaroid SLR670a with four packs of film (3 B&W, 1 color) and my...
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