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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,033
Posted By JeffS7444
The lightest combo that I found within easy reach...

The lightest combo that I found within easy reach was my Canon Rebel G with 40/2.8. With batteries and optional metal lens shade, it weighs in at around 525 grams. I suspect that other entry-level...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By JeffS7444
Even the easiest product returns are kind of a...

Even the easiest product returns are kind of a hassle, so I try to avoid them by minimizing impulse buys, using strategies including:

Putting items in my watch/wish lists, where they will often...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,764
Posted By JeffS7444
I like to think of these sorts of things as...

I like to think of these sorts of things as "rebooting the franchise"! Out with legacy baggage, and in with the freedom to discover things anew and be a beginner all over again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,764
Posted By JeffS7444
I think periodic reality-checks can be a healthy...

I think periodic reality-checks can be a healthy thing, but one thing I've discovered which proved to be a lot of fun is "giving myself permission" to do something out of character. For instance, if...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By JeffS7444
For grins, I created a custom profile for my...

For grins, I created a custom profile for my 4-color Canon Selphy and it works great! Its color gamut cannot match that of the Pixma Pro-10, but within its limitations, I've gotten some very pleasing...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By JeffS7444
Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious, but...

Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious, but what's all the fuss with getting an Epson C88+ in the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By JeffS7444
I need another gadget like I need a hole in my...

I need another gadget like I need a hole in my head, but I like the idea of using an inexpensive 4-color inkjet printer to produce quadtone b&w prints.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By JeffS7444
No such thing as a single printer calibration: It...

No such thing as a single printer calibration: It is specific to your model of printer and the paper used. You can sometimes get paper profiles from the paper vendors.
Don't worry, there's no such...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,988
Posted By JeffS7444
But I don't know, maybe I'd be better off...

But I don't know, maybe I'd be better off learning to convey that using whatever modern equipment I happen to be carrying?
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143745&d=1566877058
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,988
Posted By JeffS7444
Fuzzy or ambiguous photos can be like hikes I've...

Fuzzy or ambiguous photos can be like hikes I've taken in the mountains, where there seems to be something promising up ahead as glimpsed through breaks in the foliage, but nothing is certain. Holga...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-25-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,266
Posted By JeffS7444
Leica M in appeals to a small but passionate...

Leica M in appeals to a small but passionate number of fans: Gotta pay a premium to make it worthwhile for Leica to continue producing them!

These are strange times in the photo and automotive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-21-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,266
Posted By JeffS7444
Luxury isn't necessarily about logic so much as...

Luxury isn't necessarily about logic so much as feelings.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By JeffS7444
If you think pen and paper are cheap, try...

If you think pen and paper are cheap, try transcribing 20 megabytes worth of data to paper!


Cracked notebook screens can be replaced.
Forum: Lomography 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By JeffS7444
I purchased a new LC-Wide a couple of years ago....

I purchased a new LC-Wide a couple of years ago. I've only run a couple of rolls of film through it to date: 15mm is a really really wide lens for snapshots! If super-wide is your thing, this may be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,266
Posted By JeffS7444
Nevertheless, I'd consider buying more new Leica...

Nevertheless, I'd consider buying more new Leica products including the M10 or Ultravid binoculars if I thought I'd enjoy using them. With the assumption that even the "German" products are made of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,266
Posted By JeffS7444
This seems like a good time for a musical...

This seems like a good time for a musical interlude, and this old tune seems apropos:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,266
Posted By JeffS7444
It's not as simple as Leica wanting to take...

It's not as simple as Leica wanting to take advantage of us: We want to believe that they deliver a certain "something" too, something which can't necessarily be quantified. This is the essence of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,536
Posted By JeffS7444
I'd choose M10 for sure: Leica M is familiar and...

I'd choose M10 for sure: Leica M is familiar and comfortable with 35 and 50mm lenses, and for me, live view would be a welcome addition versus M8/M9. It has iconic looks and just-right size.

I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By JeffS7444
I don’t think you can do anything now, but next...

I don’t think you can do anything now, but next time, make sure you follow eBay guidelines carefully.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By JeffS7444
I like Cemedine...

I like Cemedine Super-X
https://www.cemedine.co.jp/global/en/technology/elastic/superx/index.html
Use small drops - even when the adhesive is fully cured, you want the trim to be removable without...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,038
Posted By JeffS7444
A good illustration of the state of the industry...

A good illustration of the state of the industry begins at 7:40 in Mirko Böddecker's (Adox) keynote presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-WLDm-e8A

So yes, from his standpoint, it's a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,038
Posted By JeffS7444
Not at all: Those sorts of prices would've seemed...

Not at all: Those sorts of prices would've seemed decent in the late 1990s.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,038
Posted By JeffS7444
That sounds like a formula for losing money! You...

That sounds like a formula for losing money! You can't actually predict the future based on previous trends. If you only look at prices from the past couple of years, then yes, things seem to have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,038
Posted By JeffS7444
I get the sense (not backed up by anything but my...

I get the sense (not backed up by anything but my own observations) that genuine demand from a younger audience is driving higher prices of Leica M6, Contax G and premium compacts such as the Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,029
Posted By JeffS7444
Caffeine will do that to you sometimes. But...

Caffeine will do that to you sometimes.


But when I want to sleep, I create more of a lo-tech space for myself: DSL modem and wifi get shut off, phone goes into Do Not Disturb mode (and gets packed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By JeffS7444
I had noticed this with some of my Holga photos...

I had noticed this with some of my Holga photos and had assumed it was due to the red film window needing to be taped over.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,077
Posted By JeffS7444
So are you saying that if someone took away your...

So are you saying that if someone took away your M-cameras and gave you a GFX50R in it's place, that you couldn't make it work for you? This isn't an apples-to-oranges situation, it's more like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,077
Posted By JeffS7444
To keep things in perspective, current discounts...

To keep things in perspective, current discounts on the Fujifilm GFX50R make medium format slightly cheaper than Leica M.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,077
Posted By JeffS7444
Did the Zenit ever materialize? I was under the...

Did the Zenit ever materialize? I was under the impression it never shipped.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By JeffS7444
It didn't hurt Canon that they also heavily...

It didn't hurt Canon that they also heavily advertised the AE1 on prime time network television, in a time when cable TV and home video were still in their infancy.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By JeffS7444
The Canon AE1 caught the public's imagination,...

The Canon AE1 caught the public's imagination, and everyone wanted an electronic SLR with winder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,020
Posted By JeffS7444
It's worked okay for sales of: Harley...

It's worked okay for sales of:

Harley Davidson
Ford Mustang
Dodge Challenger
Chevrolet Camaro
Fiat 500
Mini
Sellers of mechanical watches, fountain pens, phonographs
Leica M
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,020
Posted By JeffS7444
Per DPreview:

Per DPreview:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,020
Posted By JeffS7444
X1D II looks like a solid competitor to...

X1D II looks like a solid competitor to Fujifilm's GFX 50R.

Did anyone else see the video for the CFV II 50C digital back?

https://www.hasselblad.com/cfv-ii-50c-907x/
(Scroll down to the "Our...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,020
Posted By JeffS7444
Ooh, let it be a new mobile device, subscription...

Ooh, let it be a new mobile device, subscription service or app! </sarcasm>

In a sense, digital Xpan has already been on the market for years; you just need a little imagination to see it: One such...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,918
Posted By JeffS7444
+1 But I'll make an exception for defunct...

+1


But I'll make an exception for defunct brands like Bronica.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By JeffS7444
I've owned an original A7 since the day it went...

I've owned an original A7 since the day it went on sale and think I've gotten my money's worth. But startup times can be sluggish (~10 seconds?) and Sony cut costs by using a mostly plastic lens...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By JeffS7444
Not really a DIY repair, the camera needs an...

Not really a DIY repair, the camera needs an overhaul. In general, I do not think most users should touch the shutter curtain tension adjustments , and in the case of a FED, correct tension is only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2019
Replies: 653
Views: 151,224
Posted By JeffS7444
Olympus Pen-FT, 38/1.8 Zuiko lens @ f/5.6 or...

Olympus Pen-FT, 38/1.8 Zuiko lens @ f/5.6 or thereabouts, Lomography 100 film. Bright, hazy light:
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=141831&d=1558912630

Canon F-1, 58/1.2 @...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,394
Posted By JeffS7444
NKVD FED-1 purchased from a forum member. So far...

NKVD FED-1 purchased from a forum member. So far I've only detailed the exterior, will want to CLA it at a later date.
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=141787&d=1558835059
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,394
Posted By JeffS7444
A Ducati film cassette in need of a camera! Has...

A Ducati film cassette in need of a camera! Has anyone used a Ducati Sogno or Simplex, and if so, how do you like it?
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=141786&d=1558835059
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,124
Posted By JeffS7444
Hopefully, today's camera makers will remain in...

Hopefully, today's camera makers will remain in the camera business, even if it means fewer and costlier products. Perhaps the old model of endless growth and fast product cycles never was...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By JeffS7444
I haven't tried them, but the Soviet cameras like...

I haven't tried them, but the Soviet cameras like Agat 18 and Chaika ought to be worth a look, especially if you buy one that has been checked by the seller.

Nothing against the likes of Canon and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By JeffS7444
Color Checker Passport....

Color Checker Passport. (https://www.xrite.com/categories/calibration-profiling/colorchecker-passport-photo)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,771
Posted By JeffS7444
When film was my primary medium, it was Jobo...

When film was my primary medium, it was Jobo CPE2+ all the way for both b&w and color, from 35mm to 4x5. Loved the consistency.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffS7444
This is pure speculation on my part, but I think...

This is pure speculation on my part, but I think that the Pen F was designed as a "boutique" product, it's not sold on the basis of features/$: It costs more than a new Sony A7-2! Who can say whether...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,077
Posted By JeffS7444
Yes,...

Yes, this:
https://leicarumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Leica-M-Kumamon-limited-edition-camera.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,748
Posted By JeffS7444
Depends on how well they can scale down their...

Depends on how well they can scale down their operations to meet 21st century realities. Did you check out the video? Böddecker illustrates just how massive some of the older factories were.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,748
Posted By JeffS7444
It's already been posted elsewhere, but in this...

It's already been posted elsewhere, but in this recent presentation, Mirko Böddecker of ADOX gave a very lucid commentary on the state of film market and the challenges in keeping it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By JeffS7444
I enjoyed the M8 and M9 when I had them but short...

I enjoyed the M8 and M9 when I had them but short of a stupendous (i.e., free or close to it) deal, would not purchase another CCD M-camera today. M240 seems to be a pretty good buy by Leica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,419
Posted By JeffS7444
Totally agree about the joys of simplicity and...

Totally agree about the joys of simplicity and the mechanical focusing helicoid + depth of field scale on the lens barrel. But now that I can easily view my photos at 100% on the computer screen, is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,212
Posted By JeffS7444
Bolt-on conversion kit to convert Canon 7 to M...

Bolt-on conversion kit to convert Canon 7 to M bayonet.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By JeffS7444
As I recall, each rotation of the drum briefly...

As I recall, each rotation of the drum briefly closes a momentary-contact lever switch: That's how the camera determines a full rotation cycle. On my camera, this was a pretty beefy part not likely...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By JeffS7444
I haven't seen that particular model, but I...

I haven't seen that particular model, but I successfully repaired a Noblex 150E II awhile back. Couple of thoughts:


At least on the 150E II, there's a setting which causes the drum to continuously...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,141
Posted By JeffS7444
I own a Horizon S3: The weight isn't bad, and as...

I own a Horizon S3: The weight isn't bad, and as others have mentioned, the finder (with bubble level) is good. I'd expect it to be pretty reliable.

Looks like prices for the Xpan / TX1 are very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By JeffS7444
I call it misleading because he ignores the...

I call it misleading because he ignores the plastic component which isn't trivial.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By JeffS7444
That's a misleading video because the Sony mount...

That's a misleading video because the Sony mount depicted is the older metal / plastic one as used in the NEX/A6000/original A7, and he's ignoring the plastic part which makes up the other half. Dead...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By JeffS7444
Being able to repair things is important of...

Being able to repair things is important of course, but even better is not allowing things to deteriorate so badly in the first place! Look at manufacturer's literature for many electronic components...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,412
Posted By JeffS7444
My top pick would be the Fuji GA645zi, which is...

My top pick would be the Fuji GA645zi, which is perhaps the most advanced medium format film camera ever made. Plus it's also a super-handy grab 'n go package. But I don't think you can really go...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,583
Posted By JeffS7444
Sure, why not another special edition? "Serious"...

Sure, why not another special edition? "Serious" shooters just aren't buying new cameras anymore.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By JeffS7444
Just buy a new(er) camera body if yours is...

Just buy a new(er) camera body if yours is malfunctioning or somehow lacking - that's the upgrade program. By the time you've replaced image sensor, shutter, main circuit board, EVF, LCD and motors,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,211
Posted By JeffS7444
To find contentment with life exactly as it is.

To find contentment with life exactly as it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,733
Posted By JeffS7444
A nice Minoltina-P. It arrived with a...

A nice Minoltina-P. It arrived with a grease-fouled iris, but I was able to tidy it up as a one-evening project. Meter works and appears fairly...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By JeffS7444
I owned one briefly and hated the prominent brand...

I owned one briefly and hated the prominent brand logo stitched across the front. There must have been other reasons, but I didn't keep the thing long enough to remember.

The beauty of the "classic"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,706
Posted By JeffS7444
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attach...

https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=138115&d=1545500176
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,706
Posted By JeffS7444
Shot with Fujifilm Instax Mini...

Shot with Fujifilm Instax Mini 90:

https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=134023&d=1525623259
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,656
Posted By JeffS7444
These are luxury products: They are capable of...

These are luxury products: They are capable of taking good quality photographs, but their real aim is to make us feel good about ourselves, and as such, no one really cares that the DxO scores can be...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By JeffS7444
Looks all but unusable: Hand-crank the camera in...

Looks all but unusable: Hand-crank the camera in a jerky manner as shown in the videos and you'll get really uneven development. If you need sharper images than the Fujifilm cameras provide, try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By JeffS7444
On a whim, I recently bought a refurbished Kodak...

On a whim, I recently bought a refurbished Kodak Pixpro FZ43 for something like $40 off Amazon. It arrived in a plain white box but was in brand-new condition and I thought it was really surprisingly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,346
Posted By JeffS7444
Wonderful thing about the Leica is that it's...

Wonderful thing about the Leica is that it's small and it handles pretty good all things considered. Either trim film leaders in advance or carry a small pair of scissors; you don't need to be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,896
Posted By JeffS7444
+1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKbbHKpwnU

+1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKbbHKpwnU
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,709
Posted By JeffS7444
I buy Chinese goods but I seek quality items from...

I buy Chinese goods but I seek quality items from reputable sellers rather than simply looking for the lowest possible price.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 979
Posted By JeffS7444
I found the instructions on aki-asahi.com helpful...

I found the instructions on aki-asahi.com helpful when rebuilding my FED-2:

http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/shutter-curtain/inst/01.html
Nevertheless, it was my first attempt at such a repair and I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By JeffS7444
I'm not aware of any independent shops that...

I'm not aware of any independent shops that service Leica digital cameras, so you'll want to contact either Leica New Jersey or Leica Germany.

If I recall, circa 2010 they offered shutter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,167
Posted By JeffS7444
This tiny 40/6.3 "History-Prot" by MS Optics...

This tiny 40/6.3 "History-Prot" by MS Optics works well on my FF camera:


https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=136772&d=1539643576
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-28-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,949
Posted By JeffS7444
IME (at least up until 2011) new Leica products...

IME (at least up until 2011) new Leica products were more likely to need at least some after-sales support than any other make that I have owned. I hope this situation has since improved. But I were...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-27-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,949
Posted By JeffS7444
Leica M10-D looks like a harmless bit of...

Leica M10-D looks like a harmless bit of frivolity intended to generate additional M-system sales, and this sort of thing exists because people crave novelty (and it can be profitable!). I'm not the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-25-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,262
Posted By JeffS7444
Lomo LCA-120's a wonderful toy camera: It weighs...

Lomo LCA-120's a wonderful toy camera: It weighs next to nothing, and the focus can be operated by feel. Resist the urge to press down on the shutter release unless you actually plan on taking a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By JeffS7444
Thank you! i had been sitting on the fence...

Thank you! i had been sitting on the fence regarding a refurbished Sony A6000, and this knocked $50 off the price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,191
Posted By JeffS7444
Well shoot, no upper-class tax breaks for me I...

Well shoot, no upper-class tax breaks for me I guess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,191
Posted By JeffS7444
I also like to think of myself as a...

I also like to think of myself as a possibilities-thinker, and where others see the Yellowstone super-volcano as possibly bringing about the end of life as we know it, I think this completely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,191
Posted By JeffS7444
With great wealth comes a certain responsibility...

With great wealth comes a certain responsibility to set a good example for others to follow.


So in the interest of promoting environmental awareness, I'd want a hybrid vehicle such as a Porsche 918...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,207
Posted By JeffS7444
One of the things I enjoy about analog is the...

One of the things I enjoy about analog is the sense that many of my "new toys" are basically picked out of someone else's trash, so the environmental cost has already been paid.

A lot of today's...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,207
Posted By JeffS7444
There's no app for real-life...

There's no app for real-life experiences!

Virtuality has its place, but it's often subject to someone else's agenda.

I suppose it's not very hygge either.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By JeffS7444
IMO, the facts were right there on the campaign...

IMO, the facts were right there on the campaign page, but easily outshone by prettier videos and "reference images" not actually taken with the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,467
Posted By JeffS7444
Wow! Since you seem to have a taste for "The...

Wow! Since you seem to have a taste for "The Ultimate", perhaps a 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor would be a logical addition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 991
Posted By JeffS7444
I have shared this link a number of times before,...

I have shared this link a number of times before, but it's a really good one:

http://www.missminimalist.com/2010/05/nothing-to-steal/

I'm not yet at her level, but my camera collection is more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,843
Posted By JeffS7444
Zenit-M: I think it's great that they're still in...

Zenit-M: I think it's great that they're still in the camera business, even if the camera body is a rebadged Leica. But do I really want a big lens like a 35/1.0 Zenitar, and would I feel silly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,843
Posted By JeffS7444
Leica M9-P...

Leica M9-P Hermés:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAfSfnykXfo
Until I saw this video, I never realized that a cloth-covered cardboard box could be such an object of desire!

Minolta TC1: Think I'd...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,636
Posted By JeffS7444
I wonder if a Fujifilm GFX50R could wind up as a...

I wonder if a Fujifilm GFX50R could wind up as a future regret :D



Not because of quality, which I suspect will be great. But because I already feel hardware-wealthy, and I don't know that a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,636
Posted By JeffS7444
A number of years ago, I let myself be talked...

A number of years ago, I let myself be talked into buying a Leica Noctilux 50/1 lens on speculation when I really wanted something something much more modest for my own use. I did eventually make a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By JeffS7444
At first glance I thought that was one of the...

At first glance I thought that was one of the never-released special edition cameras which were sold on eBay when F&H's assets were liquidated, but it seems that is not the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,312
Posted By JeffS7444
What do I look for these days?...

What do I look for these days? Mostly:

-Features
-Form-factors (look & feel)
-Novelty

Technical excellence is something of a commodity these days and can be had cheaply from the likes of Target or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,622
Posted By JeffS7444
"Absolutely not"?...

"Absolutely not"? https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif The best reason to buy an M9 is simply because you want an M9.

William Eggleston got vibrant colors because he had a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By JeffS7444
I liked the M8 when I had it, and today, the...

I liked the M8 when I had it, and today, the noise at higher ISO, the limited dynamic range, and the IR sensitivity might be entertaining as an alternative look.

Also had an M9 and it was...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,236
Posted By JeffS7444
Japan's certainly an easy pick - there's a...

Japan's certainly an easy pick - there's a seemingly endless variety of things you could see, do and eat there. Outside of the big cities, a surprising amount of the country is covered in forest...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-22-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,795
Posted By JeffS7444
Did you have the diopter set correctly? The...

Did you have the diopter set correctly? The display should appear sharpest when your eye is relaxed and focused at infinity
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,792
Posted By JeffS7444
No to the first question because many of today's...

No to the first question because many of today's hot properties didn't seem like bargains to me back then either.


As others have stated, there's still lots of film gear which is largely ignored and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By JeffS7444
I think the best deals are much newer, like a...

I think the best deals are much newer, like a refurbished late-model Canon Rebel with 2 lenses and a Canon USA warranty for $280. Oh yes those sorts of deals do crop up periodically.


In full-frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By JeffS7444
That lens likely saw lots of use with camera...

That lens likely saw lots of use with camera bodies manufactured before the late 1970s?

I noticed this wear pattern on the lens aperture lever with some of my dad's mid-1970s Nikon gear, and it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,421
Posted By JeffS7444
In the past, I've done pretty well buying and...

In the past, I've done pretty well buying and selling Leicas, but I was aided by a couple of (once-in-a-lifetime?) factors: The Japanese "bubble economy" of the 1980s, and the boom in Chinese luxury...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,638
Posted By JeffS7444
Bah, "full frame" begins at 6x4.5.

Bah, "full frame" begins at 6x4.5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,568
Posted By JeffS7444
Yup. Just change "digital watches" to...

Yup.
Just change "digital watches" to "smart-home/TV/phone/watch/speaker" to bring it up to date.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,568
Posted By JeffS7444
You won't once you've read Liu Cixin's...

You won't once you've read Liu Cixin's "Three-Body" trilogy!

I think human population is already taking care of itself: United Nations report says worldwide fertility rates are down, and they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,568
Posted By JeffS7444
Rocket launch with bright spot being the...

Rocket launch with bright spot being the separation of a booster stage?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,568
Posted By JeffS7444
The spirit of Art Bell lives on...

The spirit of Art Bell lives on https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

But I did see a "UFO" and incredibly, it was through a 4" refracting telescope! It was pure luck...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By JeffS7444
The M6 meter always measures approximately the...

The M6 meter always measures approximately the same portion of the image based on light reflected off the shutter curtain. The frame indicator has no effect, but the focal length and aperture of the...
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By JeffS7444
I think it'd be awesome to use, combining the...

I think it'd be awesome to use, combining the convenience of a view camera with the image quality of 35mm! :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By JeffS7444
I don't have the camera in front of me but...

I don't have the camera in front of me but actually I think we're all in agreement: I recall the button having standard RH threading (anticlockwise to remove) but the underlying screw having LH...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By JeffS7444
I wasn't able to remove it with sticky tape...

I wasn't able to remove it with sticky tape either. But this tool worked great:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/302745252761
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-22-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,717
Posted By JeffS7444
I've posted links to this book elsewhere, but...

I've posted links to this book elsewhere, but it's still relevant as ever:
https://www.shambhala.com/hooked-745.html


One thing which really has helped to tame some of my new-toy urges is ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,717
Posted By JeffS7444
My views on Leica cameras have evolved over the...

My views on Leica cameras have evolved over the years, but I think the beauty of the M-system is that it imposes a certain discipline upon the user:

System limitations: The 0.72x finder is really ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-06-2018
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,739,628
Posted By JeffS7444
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attach...

https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=134023&d=1525623259
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-05-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By JeffS7444
I second the recommendation of scanning with a...

I second the recommendation of scanning with a digital camera! Using my Sony A7 + 90/2.8G macro lens, I easily get detail down to the level of film grain. I'm still trying to figure out the best...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,889
Posted By JeffS7444
I'd gladly take a nice example of an M4-2 or M4-P...

I'd gladly take a nice example of an M4-2 or M4-P for ~$500, but usually what I see at that price are battered, while cleaner examples have asking prices in the $900 range - too close to M6 prices to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,889
Posted By JeffS7444
M4-P's reputation as a "bargain" is overrated...

M4-P's reputation as a "bargain" is overrated IMO. For most folks, I think the M6 would be a better buy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 107,809
Posted By JeffS7444
Altix V with "soap-bubble bokeh" Meyer Trioplan...

Altix V with "soap-bubble bokeh" Meyer Trioplan 50/2.9:

https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=133934&d=1525233096
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By JeffS7444
Leica M8 and M9. Was psyched to have them because...

Leica M8 and M9. Was psyched to have them because I was into Leica M at the time, and for the most part they worked okay if kind of beta-quality.

But when it came time to sell them, never have I ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By JeffS7444
There's something delightfully whacky about the...

There's something delightfully whacky about the notion of consuming one's way to simplicity!

But personally, I think if a person wants reduced distractions and internal noise, the most direct path...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,322
Posted By JeffS7444
iPhone 8 Plus :D Sure why not, it's got dual...

iPhone 8 Plus :D Sure why not, it's got dual lenses and can output raw files. If my 5s weren't in perfect working order, I'd be all over it.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,577
Posted By JeffS7444
Former M8 and M9 owner here - I haven't handled...

Former M8 and M9 owner here - I haven't handled it yet, but I'd consider the A7 III because it uses the new higher-capacity battery, but there really are no bad choices with the A7- and A9-series...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,463
Posted By JeffS7444
If your M9 is still usable as-is but simply has...

If your M9 is still usable as-is but simply has some sensor spots due to corrosion, I'd consider selling as-is (~$1200?), at which point all options including M10 or some OTL (Other Than Leica) are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By JeffS7444
No, but neither do I have a Blogspot account. Not...

No, but neither do I have a Blogspot account. Not implying that Blogspot is responsible, but the trail of data you create when you use such sites is a saleable product.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-13-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 6,538
Posted By JeffS7444
When I owned an M8 and an M9, I didn't like...

When I owned an M8 and an M9, I didn't like having to wet-clean the sensor very often, but I was able to minimize this by periodically vacuuming the rear lens caps, camera bag and rear of the lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By JeffS7444
Microsoft's got just the product for it too: It's...

Microsoft's got just the product for it too: It's called Outlook.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By JeffS7444
If a photo doesn't make me feel anything in...

If a photo doesn't make me feel anything in particular, then I'm probably not going to have anything meaningful to say about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By JeffS7444
I think that really good thought-provoking...

I think that really good thought-provoking critiques and commentary just aren't very common even in the best of times, so be happy when you encounter it?

As for me, who am I to critique someone...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-09-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 20,763
Posted By JeffS7444
If you're not in a hurry, why not wait until...

If you're not in a hurry, why not wait until March when CP+ is underway? If a new GR is about to be released, we'll probably hear about it then.

http://www.cpplus.jp/en/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,929
Posted By JeffS7444
This: https://www.shambhala.com/hooked-745.html I...

This:
https://www.shambhala.com/hooked-745.html

I should probably pick up a print copy for myself, because although it's pretty easy to read, I think my understanding grows a bit each time I go ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,706
Posted By JeffS7444
In terms of simply delivering results that I love...

In terms of simply delivering results that I love without regard to emotional appeal of the hardware itself:

Sony A7
Ricoh GR
Sony RX100
[Some sort of lo-fi camera - Digital Harinezumi? Lomo...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By JeffS7444
Have had good luck with brands like Wasabi for...

Have had good luck with brands like Wasabi for simple 3-terminal batteries (most camera batteries)

But Sony's "Infolithium" batteries are trickier and my understanding is that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,208
Posted By JeffS7444
If you ship via your postal system, there should...

If you ship via your postal system, there should be no duties or other fees for the USA recipient.

If you use a private carrier such as DHL, UPS or FedEx, there may be customs brokerage fees to pay.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-04-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
Beam splitter should be the out-of-focus bright...

Beam splitter should be the out-of-focus bright rectangle in the background, so I'm guessing that this is something else.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-04-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
Yes I'll do that first. In normal room light I...

Yes I'll do that first. In normal room light I thought that prism looked clean, but with a good strong light - yuck! Looks like it's covered in a light haze of grease.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-03-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
Upon closer inspection, I think I'd like to turn...

Upon closer inspection, I think I'd like to turn my attention to the rangefinder condensor lenses - maybe they need cleaning and re-cementing (from a tiny diagram that I found posted, it appears to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By JeffS7444
It sounds as if the Plustek driver is proprietary...

It sounds as if the Plustek driver is proprietary and perhaps has not been reverse-engineered:

https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/plustek_opticfilm_8100.html#technical-information

I'm guessing that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 6,957
Posted By JeffS7444
https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attach...

https://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=131427&d=1514957029
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
OK that's good info enasniearth thanks. [Lest...

OK that's good info enasniearth thanks.

[Lest there be any doubt, nope, I'm not returning it!]

If I don't find someone in the USA able to take on the job, sending it to Japan is an option, and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
Good ideas! I've sent off an inquiry to the...

Good ideas! I've sent off an inquiry to the seller to see if any camera techs have already examined the camera - no point in my duplicating his efforts.

At the moment, this is what it looks like...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-31-2017
Replies: 147
Views: 35,572
Posted By JeffS7444
At the time when the M8 was announced, I was...

At the time when the M8 was announced, I was heavily invested in Leica M, so a digital M made sense. Aside from Epson's RD1, I don't recall there being any compact large sensor cameras on the market:...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-31-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,108
Posted By JeffS7444
I wasn't expecting to join the Nikon RF owner's...

I wasn't expecting to join the Nikon RF owner's club in 2017, but a Christmas Day offer by a fellow RFF member fixed...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By JeffS7444
I owned a Photoflex "changing room" and this...

I owned a Photoflex "changing room" and this worked well. It lasted for a number of years but eventually the lining became crumbly, and since it didn't seem like something that I could readily mend,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,833
Posted By JeffS7444
Oh, and where possible, why not make an Arca-type...

Oh, and where possible, why not make an Arca-type mounting integral with the camera body!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,833
Posted By JeffS7444
Lenses, hoods and caps which mount correctly and...

Lenses, hoods and caps which mount correctly and quickly even when you're in a hurry and not really paying attention. What if the lens hood was the cap?

Electronic viewfinders are already good at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By JeffS7444
Kodak DCS100 and 200. I owned the latter and...

Kodak DCS100 and 200. I owned the latter and recall that it stored images to internal 340MB SCSI hard drive. To download, one connected to a PC via SCSI cable and used a Photoshop plugin. I don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By JeffS7444
Thanks for posting, enjoyed the article. I...

Thanks for posting, enjoyed the article.

I wouldn't want to get too vintage with digital, because you don't get many pixels for your effort, not to mention that the simple act of extracting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By JeffS7444
I wouldn't mind taking more vacation time and...

I wouldn't mind taking more vacation time and enjoying what I already have.

Not trying to sound pious, in fact I've acquired a lot of toys over the past year. Not particularly rare or expensive ones...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,172
Posted By JeffS7444
I see that the Kickstarter campaign is based in...

I see that the Kickstarter campaign is based in Atlanta, GA: Could it be someone formerly associated with Kiev USA? If so, they ought to have a pretty good idea of what they're getting themselves...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-12-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,111
Posted By JeffS7444
I was still using an Olympus E-P1 until a year or...

I was still using an Olympus E-P1 until a year or so ago. Nice camera at lower to middle ISO, not so pretty at high ISO: Off the top of my head I think I liked it okay up to ISO 400. Not a single...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,172
Posted By JeffS7444
If a person simply wants a nice new 35mm SLR at a...

If a person simply wants a nice new 35mm SLR at a reasonable price, they could do worse than to purchase a Zenit via Lomography:

https://shop.lomography.com/en/bazaar/cameras/zenit-412ls-slr

I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,172
Posted By JeffS7444
As folks have pointed out elsewhere, it looks...

As folks have pointed out elsewhere, it looks remarkably similar to a Kiev 19M
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By JeffS7444
For stuff that I really want, which seems to make...

For stuff that I really want, which seems to make sense, and which seems like it'd be useful, As Soon As Possible! No one lives forever. But I do like having the cash beforehand and stopped buying...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-08-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,687
Posted By JeffS7444
M3 is a beautiful object, particularly ones built...

M3 is a beautiful object, particularly ones built in the late 1950s or so where they still had details like the bright chrome shutter speed dials, but new enough to have frame preview lever. But as a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,744
Posted By JeffS7444
In 1995, I had no clue that in 2017, a surprising...

In 1995, I had no clue that in 2017, a surprising number of people would spend a considerable amount of their lives staring at small handheld devices. And that for many people, these devices would...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,529
Posted By JeffS7444
I'll be interested in user reviews, but in the...

I'll be interested in user reviews, but in the meantime, I'll stick with my Digital Harinezumi.
Forum: RFF News 10-04-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,529
Posted By JeffS7444
Digital Yashica was released a number of years...

Digital Yashica was released a number of years ago:
https://www.cnet.com/news/yashica-ez-f521-isnt-a-digital-holga-but-its-close/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,574
Posted By JeffS7444
I found more specific info...

I found more specific info here:

https://photorumors.com/2017/08/18/the-russian-company-zenit-to-release-a-new-full-frame-mirrorless-digital-camera-in-2018/#more-90665

A FF mirrorless camera by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,574
Posted By JeffS7444
I briefly owned a 2005-production Zenit KM+: Last...

I briefly owned a 2005-production Zenit KM+: Last of the Zenits! They finally addressed the old shortcomings by giving it a bright viewfinder with 90%+ coverage, full range of shutter speeds up to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-10-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,661
Posted By JeffS7444
Monocle. Monocle rarely mentions cameras, and...

Monocle. Monocle rarely mentions cameras, and when they do, it can be a head-scratcher. Nikon 1 anyone? But a well produced general interest publication with a global perspective. Heavy on wristwatch...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,436
Posted By JeffS7444
I was a very early M8 buyer and also bought a...

I was a very early M8 buyer and also bought a demo M9 while it was still a current model. No regrets, but I never had any expectations that these would be flawless, and that probably made all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By JeffS7444
No matter what you own now, temptations will...

No matter what you own now, temptations will arise sooner or later, and some of them won't seem like temptations at all, but rather, solid and sensible moves. For instance, a Mk II version of your...
Forum: Leica SL 07-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By JeffS7444
I've eaten there! Can't recall what I had, but...

I've eaten there! Can't recall what I had, but recall it was good in a hearty sort of way.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 11,863
Posted By JeffS7444
For grins, maybe I'd try an X2 and call it good....

For grins, maybe I'd try an X2 and call it good. Assuming that it worked about as well as my Ricoh GR does, I think it'd work out fine.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-19-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,597
Posted By JeffS7444
I am especially proud of my FED-2 because it's...

I am especially proud of my FED-2 because it's how I learned to replace cloth shutter curtains! I made many mistakes and had to start over and over again, but finally I got it to where the shutter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-19-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,340
Posted By JeffS7444
brbo, how did you get Vuescan to remove orange...

brbo, how did you get Vuescan to remove orange mask? I thought I knew the correct procedure, but could never get it to work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,136
Posted By JeffS7444
Gosh no Spavinaw, I know better than to try...

Gosh no Spavinaw, I know better than to try collecting all minor LC-A variations! I wasn't aware of drive-coupling variations, just Latin vs Cyrillic lettering, GOST vs ASA, Zenit-branded cameras,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,136
Posted By JeffS7444
I must own every major Lomo LC-A variant: The...

I must own every major Lomo LC-A variant: The Soviet original and the Chinese-made LC-A+, LC-A 120 and LC-Wide. I got the first two cheaply because they were broken at the time. The clicky zone focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,562
Posted By JeffS7444
I used Leica for years, including M8 and M9 and...

I used Leica for years, including M8 and M9 and enjoyed it. But I'm afraid that buying a new Leica won't end your gear-cravings: Contentedness has to come from within you. But I took the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,631
Posted By JeffS7444
Probably not a dull moment following Nobuyoshi...

Probably not a dull moment following Nobuyoshi Araki on a shoot!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,888
Posted By JeffS7444
Fujifilm GA645zi is always a safe all-round...

Fujifilm GA645zi is always a safe all-round choice. Even with the rigid lens shade in place, it easily fits into the front pockets of a Domke satchel.

I liked the Mamiya 6 when I had it but ended up...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By JeffS7444
Try a Sony A5000 w/ SELP1650 pancake zoom lens...

Try a Sony A5000 w/ SELP1650 pancake zoom lens (~380, new). That lens has aberrations a-plenty, but it's compact and I've found it super-useful.

If that's still too large, maybe you can still find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,382
Posted By JeffS7444
(Yes I'm a little bit behind on my reading) Sony...

(Yes I'm a little bit behind on my reading)

Sony RX100 I
Digital Harinezumi
Soviet-era Lomo LC-A

http://www.getdpi.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=125605&d=1489636395
Forum: Lomography 03-08-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,451
Posted By JeffS7444
:D New camera from KMZ.

:D New camera from KMZ.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By JeffS7444
Brass is better suited to engraving than zinc...

Brass is better suited to engraving than zinc alloy, and in the case of the digital M cameras, perhaps they felt the need for some additional mass. Brass is softer and easier to dent though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,308
Posted By JeffS7444
Very interesting post--I've known of Alpa for...

Very interesting post--I've known of Alpa for many years but have never seen one in person. Definitely would be curious to sample one someday!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,210
Posted By JeffS7444
As much as I enjoy Digital Harinezumi, Lomo LC-A,...

As much as I enjoy Digital Harinezumi, Lomo LC-A, LC-A 120 and Holga, I actually accomplish more with Ricoh GR, Panasonic DMC-GM5 w/kit lens and Sony A7.

Still undecided about Lomo LC-Wide.

Really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JeffS7444
I think that the meter's sensitivity to light...

I think that the meter's sensitivity to light entering through the eyepiece is not a defect per se: It's just that the combination of a rather dim focusing screen combined with stopped-down light...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By JeffS7444
Internally, the 12SD and 122 are very similar but...

Internally, the 12SD and 122 are very similar but yes, 122 has a much brighter focusing screen with split-image focus aid in the center. Obviously more plastic used in the 122, but it's also a lot...
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