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Forum: Photography General Interest 7 Hours Ago
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Posted By Godfrey
Thank you both! I'm so enjoying this beastie, and...

Thank you both! I'm so enjoying this beastie, and enjoying doing wacky experiments with it—it's a wonderful piece to work with!

Hopefully I'll get an opportunity to do more "serious" work with it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
I'm still in the "play and learn" phase of...

I'm still in the "play and learn" phase of ownership with the Hasselblad 907x. One amusing thought that came to me the other day was "What if I fit the Leica M to Hasselblad X adapter, and then stick...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,279
Posted By Godfrey
Over the years, I had pre-1950 IIf, IIc, and a...

Over the years, I had pre-1950 IIf, IIc, and a '54 IIIf. I used all three rather a lot. I never used anything but standard film cartridges in them, never bothered to trim the leader. I just loaded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,343
Posted By Godfrey
I like making photographs and have since I was...

I like making photographs and have since I was eight years old. I work hard at it. My photographs are in many ways completely unlike the photographs I see my friends making, and in some ways the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,282
Posted By Godfrey
I didn't intend to make that...

I didn't intend to make that implication

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Understood, although it does surface in what I read. No problem, just there. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,282
Posted By Godfrey
I have a vast amount of stuff in my equipment...

I have a vast amount of stuff in my equipment cabinets. It's a matter of years of accretion as I did things and experimented. Am I embarrassed by it? Not one bit. Is it "necessary"? That depends on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 794
Posted By Godfrey
The first two Leica cameras I owned myself were a...

The first two Leica cameras I owned myself were a IIc and a IIf fitted respectively with Elmar 5.0cm and 3.5cm lenses, the former uncoated. Liked them a lot, shot with them for years. The lack of low...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
I have Phocus (because I have a digital...

I have Phocus (because I have a digital Hasselblad) ... It does nothing with V-system lenses, which can only be used as adapted, dumb lenses on the digital Hasselblad X1D bodies. All these nice...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Note: that only works for the Hasseblad systems...

Note: that only works for the Hasseblad systems that provide full data to the body. Leica does the same for their systems that do the same. M and R lenses are not part of those systems... In...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
In the "CFVII 50c Instruction Manual" Hasselblad...

In the "CFVII 50c Instruction Manual" Hasselblad lists it as compatible with the SWC/M (I think that's ca 1978 and later), the 903SWC, and the 905SWC.

I seem to recall some folks on another forum...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
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Views: 191,773
Posted By Godfrey
Many thanks! :D G

Many thanks! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
No explanation...

No explanation needed...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49712995463_580bddac61_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iJY6zr)
Waiting - San Francisco 2019
Hasselblad 500CM + A12 + Distagon 50mm
Ilford XP2...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Nice as the M system is, I've found that the CL...

Nice as the M system is, I've found that the CL proves more versatile and more useful to me at this point in time. I stopped shooting with the M-D 262 without thinking about it much; I just found the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Leaving SF on...

Leaving SF on CalTrain...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711764478_294b42a2ba_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iJRMDy)
Riding Trains - San Francisco 2019
Hasselblad 500CM + A12 + Distagon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,081
Views: 191,773
Posted By Godfrey
Leaving SF on...

Leaving SF on CalTrain...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711764478_294b42a2ba_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iJRMDy)
Riding Trains - San Francisco 2019
Hasselblad 500CM + A12 + Distagon...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
WJJ3, It sounds to me that what you want is not...

WJJ3,

It sounds to me that what you want is not a Leica M. You want a Leica SL(2) or CL, and the modern Leica lenses tailored to them. These systems allow direct injection of rich parametric...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Experimentation day... Using the 907x plus an...

Experimentation day... Using the 907x plus an adapted Leica Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm f/2.8 for film scanning.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710717307_b83d4d32bd_h.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Godfrey
I have nowhere to put one of those. I had one (it...

I have nowhere to put one of those. I had one (it used to be in my office at work) and gave it away when I retired for lack of a place where it could be useful. Such it is...

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Godfrey
You guys that store your film in the refrigerator...

You guys that store your film in the refrigerator must have much bigger refrigerators than I do. :)



Actually, putting exposed film in the refrigerator is probably more important than storing film...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Treating this part of your comment separately:...

Treating this part of your comment separately: The two notions in it are disjoint.

The external sensor solution to calculating the lens opening was intended to provide something in the user...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Just because they are trying to do something...

Just because they are trying to do something doesn't mean that they always do it perfectly. Bugs exist. The M9 is now obsoleted by almost eight years worth of advancements in later models. The SL,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
WJJ3, You can make whatever assignations you...

WJJ3,

You can make whatever assignations you want or interpret my "tone" in writing any way you like. Just remember that it's all in your perception. There is neither intent for tone nor combat in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Godfrey
Keeping film refrigerated is very important for...

Keeping film refrigerated is very important for certain emulsions in order to promote consistency and minimize changes over time even in the short term. Unless you're working with those films...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
I wouldn't know what the point of doing that...

I wouldn't know what the point of doing that might be...

Anyway, while I'm waiting for the outdoor temperatures to warm up a little before heading out on my bicycle for today's isolation exercise...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
In the post-demosaic case, the image is already...

In the post-demosaic case, the image is already organized into R,G, and B layers, so correcting lateral chromatic aberration is a matter of "rubber sheeting" the three primary color layers so as to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Most lenses show variant fall off depending upon...

Most lenses show variant fall off depending upon different apertures and it is normal. That's not what Leica is addressing with a lens profile: Leica is NOT trying to 'correct' all imaging...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 482
Views: 71,189
Posted By Godfrey
I just posted a bit more on the subject of the...

I just posted a bit more on the subject of the Hasselblad 907x as an ultra-wide camera using both the XCD 21mm native lens and an adapted Leica M-mount Voigtländer HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Follow on to a prior post I made: I experimented...

Follow on to a prior post I made:

I experimented with test fitting the Leica M-mount Voigtländer HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 onto the Hasselblad 907x camera, using a Fotodiox Pro "M to X mount" adapter and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Imaging aberrations between a lens optical system...

Imaging aberrations between a lens optical system and the optical system of a specific camera/sensor are a known property that does not deviate based on aperture or focus distance, so Leica optical...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 845
Views: 144,597
Posted By Godfrey
Very very nice, Helen! :) G

Very very nice, Helen! :)

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,197
Posted By Godfrey
Leica's lens profiles, for *all* of their...

Leica's lens profiles, for *all* of their interchangeable lens cameras—the ones capable of being fitted with M-mount and R-mount Leica lenses via a Leica adapter or with their native mount—are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. And it also reminds me of some painting or...

Yes. And it also reminds me of some painting or another I've seen with Angels in mortal combat with The Enemy reaching for the Light. Lots of things associate in my head when I look into it.

One's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By Godfrey
Photos from exercise walk in...

Photos from exercise walk in isolation...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49697337666_d9e491805b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iHzR4q)
Reaching from the Roots - Santa Clara 2020
iPhone 11 Pro,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Godfrey
And there's the rub: Being "comparable" doesn't...

And there's the rub: Being "comparable" doesn't in any way say that two lenses are "identical". Heck, as someone else pointed out, it's rare that even two of the same lenses are identical in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Godfrey
If you insist on looking at spec sheets and test...

If you insist on looking at spec sheets and test results to evaluate the way a lens performs, you will never see photographs.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! --- I ordered the Hasselblad 907x...

Thank you!

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I ordered the Hasselblad 907x Special Edition set shortly after they were announced in mid-Summer 2019. The one native lens I ordered with it is the XCD 21mm, to net an "all digital...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Godfrey
When I bought the M-P typ 240, the point of the R...

When I bought the M-P typ 240, the point of the R Adapter M was that I could now use the M-P to do close-up, tabletop, and long lens work with my R system lenses and accessories. This was obsoleted...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Godfrey
Again, what do you mean by "truly comparable"?...

Again, what do you mean by "truly comparable"?

Yours is a typical statement from people who don't have Leica lenses and don't want to spend the money. Once upon a time when I said the same thing to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Godfrey
Just exactly what do you mean by "truly...

Just exactly what do you mean by "truly comparable"?

All of my R lenses are superb performers, and perform as well as all of my M lenses to my eye. Some of them perform slightly differently in...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Godfrey
A beautiful thing. G

A beautiful thing.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Godfrey
A fast 'normal' lens is the best general purpose...

A fast 'normal' lens is the best general purpose lens for most of my photography.

For me this means anything between a 35mm and a 60mm on "full format" or 24x36mm negatives: There are more good,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 6,332
Posted By Godfrey
G'Morning Robert! A true pleasure it is to...

G'Morning Robert!

A true pleasure it is to return to this thread once more and see the photos you've posted since December! and the close of the trip! Wonderful stuff again and again..

It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,369
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! That's a nice camera too! :D G

LOL! That's a nice camera too! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 128
Views: 6,371
Posted By Godfrey
Oh, this is real. The government and the news...

Oh, this is real. The government and the news haven't helped by being slow to act seriously and hyping fear and sensationalism, respectively. But the disease and the threat is quite real, and will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,369
Posted By Godfrey
Aside from the new Hasselblad 907x Special...

Aside from the new Hasselblad 907x Special Edition: Mostly bicycle parts and tools.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49640852226_02c90a9844_b.jpg
Hasselblad 907x/CFVII 50c + Fotodiox Pro Leica R...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 845
Views: 144,597
Posted By Godfrey
I took an isolation ride on my bicycle for...

I took an isolation ride on my bicycle for exercise today. Strange to be riding and see so few people around, so little traffic.

I had the Polaroid SLR670x with me. As I passed Levi's Stadium, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
A near-full-frame image:...

A near-full-frame image:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49677719872_e282b25c10_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iFRinA)
Painted Tins - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 500CM + CFVII 50c + Distagon 50mm...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,734
Posted By Godfrey
yes, some very interesting custom cameras in this...

yes, some very interesting custom cameras in this thread! Fun!

I'd leave the Xpan alone and just use it. In my experience, the least likely thing to fail on any of my cameras has been the shutter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,644
Posted By Godfrey
:D I have all the camera equipment I...

:D


I have all the camera equipment I need/want/can use, and more. So COVID-19 cannot affect that at all.
At least five and up to ten events I was planning on for March through June have been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
I may be stuck at home due to the "Covid-19 House...

I may be stuck at home due to the "Covid-19 House Arrest" ordinances now in place, but the Irish bears came out to celebrate ...

Happy St Paddy's day!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
As long as you have a Hasselblad V-system back...

As long as you have a Hasselblad V-system back adapter, sure. Hasselblad gives instructions for such use in the CVFII 50c manual.

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 34,684
Posted By Godfrey
Just occurred to me that I made this photo of my...

Just occurred to me that I made this photo of my bicycle mechanic friend and the new bike he built for me using the Leica CL and the Color Skopar 28mm f/3.5:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
The CFVII 50c back and the standard 907x body...

The CFVII 50c back and the standard 907x body will both be available as individual purchases soon.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
My new ride ......

My new ride ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49661300533_10df49f9e2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iEp9tx)
Living Room Art – Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 200 @ f/4 @ 1/3...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,438
Views: 482,274
Posted By Godfrey
My 1972 Summilux 35mm f/1.4 is one of my favorite...

My 1972 Summilux 35mm f/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses. I've used it on several cameras ... Leica M9, M-P typ 240, SL, M-D typ 262, and now CL. (It does pretty well adapted to the Hasselblad 907x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49659623607_1d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49659623607_1ddf3ff6af_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iEfxZ2)
Footsteps – Santa Clara 2020
iPhone 11 Pro
ISO 20 @ f/2 @ 1/220 @ 6mm

enjoy, G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
INDEED! The Makro-Planar CF 120mm f/4 T* lens is...

INDEED! The Makro-Planar CF 120mm f/4 T* lens is just superb!
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Yet another from my shooting around the condo.

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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Godfrey
I use a simple black cardboard shade to prevent...

I use a simple black cardboard shade to prevent extraneous light from getting into the capture when I'm going for best quality and for when I can't darken the room. I lined th3 interior with adhesive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you. :) G

Thank you. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
One of the exposures I made with the 500CM,...

One of the exposures I made with the 500CM, digital back, and Distagon 50mm lens. It was hand-held and the light was poor so there's a touch of motion blur in it, but I like the look of it. Wide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Today I took the back off the 907x body and...

Today I took the back off the 907x body and fitted it onto my black 500CM body. At first, I had the Distagon 50mm f/3.5 lens fitted ... The body had a microprism screen fitted and, wow, was that hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, I will most likely order one of the dual...

Yes, I will most likely order one of the dual battery chargers. It's nice that I can charge batteries in the camera too.

The more I play with it, the happier I become. That's a good sign. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting out and...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting out and shooting with it too! And for the 45P to arrive as well (hopefully by the end of the month).



When it was announced, Hasselblad showed a preview of a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 845
Views: 144,597
Posted By Godfrey
My beautiful and superb, custom-build,...

My beautiful and superb, custom-build, Specialized Fatboy Comp Carbon was stolen last Saturday. I rode that bicycle every day, fettled every nut and bolt on it. It was completely, totally, exactly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
A few first snaps with the Hasselblad 907x and...

A few first snaps with the Hasselblad 907x and XCD 21mm lens. None of these are "great photos", rather they're me figuring out how to hold and use the controls on this machine. I've finished reading...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Ah! Another Ducatisti! My list is longer than...

Ah! Another Ducatisti!

My list is longer than that ... :)


1966 Ducati 250 Mark III - found in pieces in the trash and along the highway. I built it up, rode it on the track once, stored it for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks. It's an interesting design question,...

Thanks.

It's an interesting design question, but I suspect it's the lenses that are usually designed to work with the digital sensor, not the other way around. The backs are designed to work with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
The short flange distance on the 907x body is...

The short flange distance on the 907x body is because it supports the XCD lens series, designed for the mirrorless X1D and X1D II bodies, for use on the CFV II 50c digital back. That has nothing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
Classic? Really? I bought a Ducati 907IE new in...

Classic? Really?
I bought a Ducati 907IE new in 1992 and rode it for 60,000+ miles. :D

Here's my old bike:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4788/40224524054_c801696ec1_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
I don't have any expectation that a 6x6 digital...

I don't have any expectation that a 6x6 digital back will surface at a price I could remotely afford any time soon, nor do I really thing that the Biogon 38mm lens is ever going to actually work well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
The 907x Special Edition with CFV II 50c back is...

The 907x Special Edition with CFV II 50c back is US$7500. The XCD 21mm f/4 lens is $3725.00. A spare battery is $99.00, the X system release cord is $80.00. All up, $11,404.00 plus any relevant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
The Field of View (HxV Angle of Views combined)...

The Field of View (HxV Angle of Views combined) is close. 21mm on 33x33 presents just a little bit wider FoV and about 2.3 stops more depth of field than the SWC with Biogon 38mm on 6x6 format:

SWC...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By Godfrey
The 907x Has Landed ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49627186057_80b93b21e1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iBoiqV)
Hasselblad 907x Special Edition + XCD 21mm f/4

With the 21mm lens, it's a bit bulky, not overly heavy,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Godfrey
Why fear? There have always been many different...

Why fear? There have always been many different kinds of cameras, with different capabilities and uses. And there have always been many different photographers, each with his/her own vision, skills,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Godfrey
I agree with the bolded portion. HOWEVER, the...

I agree with the bolded portion. HOWEVER, the rest is not necessarily true. I see with wide much more easily with a 20mm ultra wide (35mm format) than I do with a 24 or 28mm. The additional field of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By Godfrey
Yeah, if you sell the Hasselblad cheap, some...

Yeah, if you sell the Hasselblad cheap, some lucky person like myself will have another one ... LOL!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49613307198_1dc80d9792_b.jpg

OP:
Decide what you're trying...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 16,217
Posted By Godfrey
That's interesting but is a feature only very...

That's interesting but is a feature only very recently incorporated into a camera... perhaps a couple of cameras. Certainly nothing that a broad range of folks have been utilizing for a long time....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 16,217
Posted By Godfrey
No digital camera I've ever owned has had "small,...

No digital camera I've ever owned has had "small, medium, large" raw file output options. Lessee, that includes Sony, Canon, Olympus, Konica-Minolta, Pentax, Konica, Panasonic, Nikon, and Leica...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 16,217
Posted By Godfrey
That is just so great, MaggieO!! G

That is just so great, MaggieO!!

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
I stuffed the InstaKon RF70 into my bag with a...

I stuffed the InstaKon RF70 into my bag with a fresh load of B&W film in it and went for a bicycle ride yesterday. I only made one photo on my bicycle ride, but after I returned home and dressed to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,081
Views: 191,773
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49600355717_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49600355717_10ab32fb8f_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iz1MGR)
Photos About Town - San Jose 2020
InstaKon RF70 by MiNT


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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 16,217
Posted By Godfrey
Why upgrade to the M10 when it has only minor...

Why upgrade to the M10 when it has only minor improvements over the M typ 240? Might as well also ask, "Why do people trade in a three year old, $40,000 automobile with 28,000 miles on it, in perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Godfrey
... Because there is an available adapter...? and...

... Because there is an available adapter...? and you already own it? :)

I'd just buy a Nikon body with the manual control features you want. The body you use for this kind of adaptation isn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By Godfrey
This is beautiful! :) G

This is beautiful! :)

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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By Godfrey
Charles, That's just a matter of finding an...

Charles,

That's just a matter of finding an image processing app with a film emulation mode that matches the color rendering you're looking for. Shoot raw, process afterwards. SnapSeed will do that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 519,773
Posted By Godfrey
On a quick walk through the neighborhood for...

On a quick walk through the neighborhood for breakfast...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49580978112_d1a9d42369_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ixitqd)
Cala Lilies - Santa Clara 2020
Leica CL +...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 368
Views: 47,800
Posted By Godfrey
I'd long ago sold off all my Pentax gear, but in...

I'd long ago sold off all my Pentax gear, but in late 2018 after I bought the Leica CL, I finally acquired one final Pentax lens to add to my kit for that camera: the Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-27-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, focus to minimum first, then draw focus to...

Yes, focus to minimum first, then draw focus to the subject. It gets around any slop in the mechanism. :-)

That said, the focusing distance scale is reasonably accurate and once you get comfortable...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-27-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Mark! I just watched your videos ... Great...

Hi Mark!

I just watched your videos ... Great stuff! Creative and fun work!

My project is a heck of a lot simpler. I've got all the bits needed now for the basic camera except for the one piece I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-27-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Godfrey
Fun and very creative work! I've got all the...

Fun and very creative work!

I've got all the bits for my Mamiya Press 23/Instax SQ custom camera pulled together except for the key piece I have to fabricate: the spacer that will hold the lens...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-26-2020
Replies: 687
Views: 62,341
Posted By Godfrey
The M-D typ 262 was a follow-on from the M...

The M-D typ 262 was a follow-on from the M Edition 60 camera ... "Das Wesentliche" as honorarium/celebration of the Leica M3, essentially. It's what I said I wanted rather than that ME60: a standard...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-25-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
This is a search collection of all the RF70...

This is a search collection of all the RF70 images I have scanned and posted on flickr.com: GDG RF70 Set...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-25-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
The Polaroid 600SE was, essentially, a...

The Polaroid 600SE was, essentially, a made-by-Mamiya camera ... a customized Mamiya Press 23 with a dedicated Polaroid film back, branded for Polaroid.

The latest edition Polaroid Originals film is...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-25-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
I looked hard at the prospect of making a...

I looked hard at the prospect of making a Hasselblad V system compatible digital back using one of the Instant Magny 35 film processing units and decided it wasn't feasible. The Instax SQ film...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-25-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
That's great to hear that they're shipping...

That's great to hear that they're shipping product! I wonder when mine will be delivered. :)

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Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-25-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 3,086
Posted By Godfrey
Regards rendering performance: It depends on the...

Regards rendering performance: It depends on the lens. Only Leica bodies have the Leica lens profiles which help correct exposures in such a way that the lenses' original rendering remains the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks, Helen! It's a darn good camera, for sure....

Thanks, Helen! It's a darn good camera, for sure. :)

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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Godfrey
I posted a dozen monochrome photos from the...

I posted a dozen monochrome photos from the little walk I made a few days back to flickr.com ... That's a bit more than I feel comfortable posting in a single thread post, so here's one and you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! Three more, from the same walk. These...

Thank you!

Three more, from the same walk. These just talked to me with their colors....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Godfrey
Been a little while...

Did something I haven't done for a while last evening: Went for a walk in the gathering dusk and carried the Leica CL fitted with my old Summilux 35 (1972 edition), just making photographs. This is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Godfrey
You might be able to turn it off on an iPhone by...

You might be able to turn it off on an iPhone by going to Settings > General > Keyboard and turning off "Smart Punctuation". It's one of the issues with Tapatalk that's always been annoying. :)

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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-20-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Godfrey
Much as others have said, for longer focal...

Much as others have said, for longer focal lengths the lens profiles do less but they do various kinds of corrections for the wider focal lengths that are significant, as well as populate the EXIF...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Godfrey
eddy, I'm glad the problem wasn't anything...

eddy,

I'm glad the problem wasn't anything serious.

Your posts are littered with " ’ " notations... This means you have the editing in your browser set to use typogaphical quotes. It makes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Godfrey
A fundamental issue with the concept of an...

A fundamental issue with the concept of an EVF-only M is that once you've got full TTL viewing and focusing available, the range of available M-mount lenses is a bit limiting to the body. They don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Godfrey
I suspect that, at the moment, Leica feels the FF...

I suspect that, at the moment, Leica feels the FF version of the CL is the up-market SL line. The SL/SL2 bodies have "all the other stuff" that I could wish for, and with the addition of the Leica M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Godfrey
The current CL does pretty well on that list...

The current CL does pretty well on that list (markings as above in bold and red). Don't need FF or 50 MPixel out of it, 24 is enough on the APS-C format; the weather sealing would be nice; the ISO...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-19-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,270
Posted By Godfrey
I remember those when they were being sold new!...

I remember those when they were being sold new! Yikes!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By Godfrey
Anyone can be discrete. Discrete and unintrusive...

Anyone can be discrete. Discrete and unintrusive is not the same as covert. ;)

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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By Godfrey
For street, I'll want a wide-normal, a...

For street, I'll want a wide-normal, a long-normal, and an ultra-wide ... although only very rarely all in the same bag at the same time. I get into the rhythm of a particular view and work it for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-18-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
The Hasselblad 907x is going to do it for me......

The Hasselblad 907x is going to do it for me... and the Leica CL. :)

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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-18-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Godfrey
That's an odd problem, but at least it's back to...

That's an odd problem, but at least it's back to normal. I've had similar odd problems surface just once on various cameras over the years; I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts to recur...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-18-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Godfrey
Well, at least one more: the M-D 262 I had. Had...

Well, at least one more: the M-D 262 I had. Had is the operative word... I loved the camera but once I had the CL found myself not using it. After a year passed and I'd barely made 400 exposures with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Kickstarter does warn folks that a pledge to a...

Kickstarter does warn folks that a pledge to a project should not to be considered ordering a product in a store. The whole purpose of this kind of crowdfunding is to allow innovators to try to do...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
The packaging of multiple frames of pack film is...

The packaging of multiple frames of pack film is definitely beyond what a small outfit like Impossible Project or any other startup can handle ... the custom machinery required is simply too...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
It's quite clumsy to use, for sure. And indeed,...

It's quite clumsy to use, for sure. And indeed, it would have been better to buy the version with the Nikon FM/FE compatible back rather than the Leica M compatible back ... more versatile, easier to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Another, rather severely underexposed, processed...

Another, rather severely underexposed, processed to a nice portrait after scanning:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48309658461_289a21fd84_o.jpg

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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
The Instax film is quite good. Problem is that...

The Instax film is quite good. Problem is that most of the cameras are clumsy and difficult to get a sharp photo with.

This one is with the Instant Magny 35 fitted to my Leica M4-2, on Instax SQ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
I guess my expectations are different from some....

I guess my expectations are different from some. I don't see these things are orders to a store, I don't really need for a project team to send me updates every few days, or hold them to a strict...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
The reports are conflicting as to what happened....

The reports are conflicting as to what happened. Some say the product was never delivered, some say they misrepresented the project, others say they didn't get their money back when they decided to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-15-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
I've read many rumors but don't see any evidence...

I've read many rumors but don't see any evidence of wrongdoing. I don't know the truth of it.

Seems to be a massive amount of vitriol amongst some people with them.

That said, this is their...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-15-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Another entertaining Instax camera on Kickstarter...

Another entertaining Instax camera on Kickstarter at present:

Jollylook Auto - The Modern Vintage Instant Film Camera!...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Godfrey
What I read in the bolded above is two errors: a...

What I read in the bolded above is two errors: a fallacy and a mistake in intent and understanding.

- Film does not have superior exposure latitude to digital, at least not in the simplistic way...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,881
Posted By Godfrey
I have and use both a Leicaflex SL and a Leica...

I have and use both a Leicaflex SL and a Leica R6.2. My lens kit includes:

Super-Elmar-R 15mm
Elmarit-R 19mm v1
Elmarit-R 28mm
Summicron & Summilux 50mm
Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm
Summicron-R 90mm
...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-13-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Godfrey
The lower rendering isn't terrible, but I don't...

The lower rendering isn't terrible, but I don't know what you're expecting with such radical underexposure and automated processing.

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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Godfrey
All raw conversion processing apps have defaults...

All raw conversion processing apps have defaults based on what their creators felt posed as priorities in image rendering. These defaults are without a doubt somewhat different from one app to the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Godfrey
You could just modify the default settings for...

You could just modify the default settings for the raw converter if you don't want to do much customized processing. Lightroom allows you to work up whatever rendering you prefer and save that as a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-12-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Godfrey
You need a medium format camera lens to cover...

You need a medium format camera lens to cover even Instax mini format. An M42 lens won't do it.

That's too limited for my pledge dollars.

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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Godfrey
DNG are raw files. They need to be rendered for...

DNG are raw files. They need to be rendered for the look you want. The results out of a good raw converter set to the defaults *should* be a little dull and neutral looking.

JPEG files are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,114
Posted By Godfrey
I had the big Fuji some years ago. They're nice...

I had the big Fuji some years ago. They're nice cameras and make great negatives. The usual problem with 6x9 is that you get only a small number (8, if I recall correctly) of exposures per roll,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,189
Posted By Godfrey
Actually, a square crop on FF with a 15 to 17 mm...

Actually, a square crop on FF with a 15 to 17 mm lens is closer:

Angle of View

SWC
Width = 56 mm, Length = 56 mm, Diagonal = 79.196 mm
f - Hor/Vert - Diag
38 - 72.8 - 92.6

FF cropped square
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,189
Posted By Godfrey
There's no comparison ... the SWC's Zeiss Biogon...

There's no comparison ... the SWC's Zeiss Biogon 38mm on 6x6 produces FAR better quality (better detail resolution, better contrast, much less light drop off, etc) at corners and edges, and it has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,189
Posted By Godfrey
They list what you need at the bottom of the...

They list what you need at the bottom of the campaign page in the "What do you need for camera scanning" section: Negative carrier, light source, camera stand, and camera with an appropriate lens....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2020
Replies: 482
Views: 71,189
Posted By Godfrey
Speaking of the SWC and the implied need for 120...

Speaking of the SWC and the implied need for 120 film scanning, I saw this today:

https://www.negative.supply/

Interesting things … These folks have a pro-grade 35mm carrier designed for copy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2020
Replies: 1,081
Views: 191,773
Posted By Godfrey
I picked this photo at random from my archive to...

I picked this photo at random from my archive to show someone the color mask removal I used when using digital camera capture of 35mm color negatives. But when I started looking at it, I liked the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-09-2020
Replies: 203
Views: 65,305
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks, Nick. And if you cannot copy & paste...

Thanks, Nick.

And if you cannot copy & paste from flickr.com, just put your photo on a web server somewhere, type in the url, and put IMG tags on either side of it in square brackets:

Click to see...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2020
Replies: 203
Views: 65,305
Posted By Godfrey
Don't know anything about that. But you can use...

Don't know anything about that. But you can use the same tags— <IMG>http://blah-blah-photo_dot_jpg</IMG> —for any photo that is on a webserver. (obviously, use square brackets instead of pointy...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2020
Replies: 203
Views: 65,305
Posted By Godfrey
To display a photo that you have on...

To display a photo that you have on Flickr.com:


Select the photo
In a web browser (NOT the Flickr app on iOS or Android!), tap the Share tool
In the dialog that overlays the photo, click the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By Godfrey
I have tons of cameras, both film and digital. It...

I have tons of cameras, both film and digital. It would be a misrepresentation to call any of them my "main" camera. I use whichever one I feel like using at any given time. That includes everything...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-05-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Asking questions like "why does this cost more...

Asking questions like "why does this cost more than that...?" is a bit over the top for me. All it does is make me feel uncomfortable rather than let me think about the more important questions:...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
Instax SQ is basically the same format size as...

Instax SQ is basically the same format size as any 6x6 format camera (62x62 mm image area compared to 56x56 mm negative image size on my Hasselblad) so any 6x6 format compatible lens assembly (with...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-04-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Godfrey
Hello! I haven't forgotten but I've been...

Hello!

I haven't forgotten but I've been delayed again and again getting my print out for this effort! My sum of the experience from this is that starting one of these swaps in the latter part of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,839
Posted By Godfrey
I'm not frustrated with Instax at all ... the...

I'm not frustrated with Instax at all ... the MiNT RF70 makes very good use of the wide version film, the Lomo Instant Square does the same with the square format film, and the Instant Magny 35...
Forum: Photo Software 02-04-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,387
Posted By Godfrey
I still don't know what LR 6.7 is. The final...

I still don't know what LR 6.7 is. The final perpetual license version of LR that I ran for a long time (as it slowly became degraded by OS and Adobe back end changes) was v6.14. It died,...
Forum: Photo Software 02-03-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,387
Posted By Godfrey
I decided to go with Lightroom Classic and it's...

I decided to go with Lightroom Classic and it's been good so far.

I dislike the monthly payment, don't have any need or desire for the other products offered on the $10/month plan... So it now...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting but I can’t imagine any reason I’d...

Interesting but I can’t imagine any reason I’d ever want a slow motion selfie ... LOL!

Thx!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Godfrey
thanks for all the comments! :D The standard...

thanks for all the comments! :D



The standard iPhone 11 has the ultra-wide and wide cameras. The iPhone 11 Pro has those plus the portrait-tele camera, and is a smaller form factor (the 11 Pro Max...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Godfrey
Selfie with Bicycle - iPhone 11 Pro

Off on a tangent...

Yesterday, I went out for a nice 21 mile bicycle ride and really enjoyed myself. I carried my little tabletop tripod and the RSS camera mount I like the most in case an...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Godfrey
Thomas, I have these Ricoh GXR firmware updates...

Thomas, I have these Ricoh GXR firmware updates archived:

GXR firmware update 1.37
GXR firmware update 1.40
GXR firmware update 1.44
GXR firmware update 1.50
GXR firmware update 1.51

Each of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2020
Replies: 185
Views: 12,595
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing that you're willing to carry is too...

Nothing that you're willing to carry is too heavy, and the Polaroid Land pack film cameras are reasonably robust. Treat it like you would any precision optical device or camera: it will be fine. I've...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By Godfrey
A usually better source of information is the...

A usually better source of information is the Leica Wiki hosted by the Leica Camera Forum:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/Main_Page#M_Series_Lenses_.26_Camera_Accessories
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By Godfrey
The Summicron 50mm f/2 lens is kind of Leica's...

The Summicron 50mm f/2 lens is kind of Leica's signature normal lens to me. I've had four over the years ... At present, the one I have is a current series Summicron-M with six-bit coding that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
Thanks! Disturbing? No, not to me. Smartphones...

Thanks!

Disturbing? No, not to me. Smartphones are just where all the development money is going so there have inevitably been huge improvements over the past decade. There are still significant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
Playing around... while docked in San Juan,...

Playing around... while docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Carnival Cruise liner docked over in the next slip. I idly fitted the Moment 58mm lens to the iPhone 8 tele camera and made a hand held...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-30-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Godfrey
My Mamiya Press 23 Super has the multi-format...

My Mamiya Press 23 Super has the multi-format roll film back fitted to it at present. In this back, the film runs from supply spool on the right to take-up spool on the right, and the peephole...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-30-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Godfrey
(bolded) Hmm. Well, I don't understand either....

(bolded) Hmm. Well, I don't understand either.

My iPhone and iPad have somewhere around 12,000 photos installed on them which were created by exporting JPEG files from Lightroom (in use since it...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-30-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Godfrey
Older iOS cannot work with external file systems...

Older iOS cannot work with external file systems at all (natively) except in very specific circumstances (auto-import of image files from an SD card into Photos as long as everything else is in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-30-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Godfrey
robert: Formatted an SD card with SD Card...

robert:

Formatted an SD card with SD Card Formatter so as to be sure it was clean and fresh, and mounted that card with a card reader on my Mac mini.

Using Lightroom Classic, I selected three...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,644
Posted By Godfrey
My favorite DSLR camera is an Olympus E-1. I've...

My favorite DSLR camera is an Olympus E-1. I've had quite a few others (Pentax *ist DS, Pentax K10D, Canon 10D, Panasonic L1, Nikon D750, Olympus E-5, and a couple others I can't quite remember), but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2020
Replies: 185
Views: 12,595
Posted By Godfrey
By definition, any gear I have is the best gear I...

By definition, any gear I have is the best gear I have. Of course, not all my gear is the same so each camera and lens constitutes a different range of potential photographs. I take along whatever...
Forum: Photo Software 01-29-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By Godfrey
I used LR 6.14 until I installed macOS Catalina...

I used LR 6.14 until I installed macOS Catalina v10.15.x. Now I'm using LR Classic. I have no desire to use Adobe's "creative cloud" at all, and don't.

All of my original and 'finished' image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
I'm back from my trip. A brief summary: The...

I'm back from my trip. A brief summary:

The iPhone 8 plus and Moment lenses worked brilliantly. I made 1000 exposures, still and video, and there are an awful lot of very satisfying photos in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
Status report, during the cruise ... Limited...

Status report, during the cruise ...

Limited time and bandwidth so I'm not posting much in way of photos, but so far from what I'm seeing on the iPad Pro after transferring files from the iPhone,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
Why I Brought the Tripod...

Why I Brought the Tripod ...

https://youtu.be/qya4yJ4UjRk

Impossible without it. :D
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 58mm lens + PD Travel Tripod

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
:) The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I...

:)

The Leicas are just fine, all four of them. I use them often. But as said, the iPhone is really the perfect camera for this trip and the Polaroid is a fun extravagance.

Just finished packing....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty...

I added one more pack of color. Five packs, forty exposures. That's enough to hand out a few.



No time to buy another camera, but none of the Fuji SQ Instax Cameras can get close to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
I just found the tabletop length type support to...

I just found the tabletop length type support to be clumsy in use. I've used them for bracing against other things quite often, but it didn't work for what I wanted on the ship or on the excursions I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm...

ON last year's cruise, I found myself using 75mm and 150mm focal length settings on the Light L16 quite a lot, and I missed having an ultra wide (20mm or wider eqFOV).

Most of my photos floated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with...

LOL! Plenty of living selfie sticks to help with that function on the cruise...
And it gives you an opportunity to meet someone new as well. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only...

I had a Sirui T-025x and found it useful but only with iPhone and light cameras (like the Leica CL with a modest lens); it was hopeless with the Polaroid SX-70! I wanted something a bit more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
With some difficulty, but I know that on this...

With some difficulty, but I know that on this trip, it would simply be in the way but for two or three exposures. It's not a photo trip at all, more of a week-long electronica dance party at sea. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever...

Heh! LOL! That's why this is "The Forever Question"... ;)

The spread out view above looks huge, but it all packs down into a small space. It's a little more than I carried last year but still pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,327
Posted By Godfrey
The Forever Question ... What camera to bring on a trip?

With the quality I can get with all my current camera equipment, and the iPhone 8 Plus, and the fact that I have too much to choose from, deciding what to bring on my upcoming cruise is the last and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Godfrey
John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015....

John White did two AI conversions for me in 2015. Perfect job, both work flawlessly. Quick and inexpensive.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,007
Posted By Godfrey
Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M...

Go to Flickr.com and do a search for "Leica M film" .... You'll get a lot of possibly interesting photographers to follow.

G
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By Godfrey
A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just...

A year range from 1987 to 2019 means they just used a 5-bit counter for the year in the date accumulator. 32 years would certainly be seen as 'more than enough' time for any point and shoot camera's...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,630
Posted By Godfrey
Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and...

Best way to buy a Minox 35 is to buy one new and treat it well. Which is likely not possible anymore, modulo the possibility of finding one as NOS.

That said, I owned a Minox 35EL and a 35MX that I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,630
Posted By Godfrey
I would probably state that as "They are built to...

I would probably state that as "They are built to very lightweight specs such that they barely hold together in the first place!"

If the specs were "low", they likely wouldn't work at all. Despite...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-07-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 25,100
Posted By Godfrey
I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and...

I played with a friend's RX1R some years back and came away completely unimpressed. Just didn't talk to me at all, like most Sony gear.

Sony makes good sensors.
Leica makes fine cameras.

I know...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-07-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Godfrey
The response was: So yes, but they don't have...

The response was:



So yes, but they don't have a huge range of back issues to offer digitally.

G
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,630
Posted By Godfrey
Nice. Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in...

Nice.

Seven frames to go on my roll of HP5 in the Minox GT-E ... :D

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49342835281_3902207142_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ibfVRk)

Thank you for reminding me about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,395
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many different digital cameras to do...

I've used many different digital cameras to do low-light and night shooting. What becomes critical is what kind of subject matter you are shooting, vs each camera's long exposure capabilities, vs...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-03-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Godfrey
Practical Photography still exists as an...

Practical Photography still exists as an electronic magazine, see https://www.practicalphotography.com/

Being curious, I wrote the publisher and asked whether they had available electronic form...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-03-2020
Replies: 138
Views: 19,003
Posted By Godfrey
The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll...

The Daniel Klein book sounds interesting ... I'll pick it up too. :)

I do the same thing with cafes and photography: I ride my bicycle around, stopping to sit and watch, and think. I have ideas for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By Godfrey
I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing...

I agree that one's personal evaluation of a thing is driven by personal needs, but the value of that thing should be measured against objective, external standards of what it is capable of doing and...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Godfrey
Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the...

Sounds like a slightly flakey card reader in the iMac. Nothing wrong with SD card, DNG file format (it is raw, you know) or anything like that.

I have not had any problems with any SD cards from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Godfrey
Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved...

Once upon a time, I filed, annotated, and saved everything. Did that for years.

Then digital happened. My old film workflow went out the window as I rethought everything for digital.

I used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By Godfrey
I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run...

I'm sure you'll have a good time with it! Run ultra high ISO, smash the curves with a pathological tone curve in image processing, underexpose, tweak anything, overexpose ... Play with it!

Digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,240
Posted By Godfrey
Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet,...

Interesting. The year isn't quite done yet, though, and there are two days of photo opportunities yet to come ... and stuff going on in those days that might well win the prize. :)

I'll likely make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By Godfrey
That's your choice, not an objective assessment...

That's your choice, not an objective assessment of value.

And, by the way, if you don't want "any device" to do those things, why do you want to engage in this conversation? You need a device of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By Godfrey
So what? Value isn't entirely based on what...

So what? Value isn't entirely based on what something costs and what depreciation/return you get from selling it, or how quickly you turn it over. Value also implies how much use, and what sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By Godfrey
You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for...

You can buy a lot of ancient film cameras for $1000. They'll need service and have to be fed with film for every exposure, so the price continues to rise. All they can do is make photographs.

You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By Godfrey
Helen:: I love your photos! :-) Charles::...

Helen:: I love your photos! :-)

Charles:: Getting the process under control to be consistent is the whole game with film. It's often a PITA.

---

I have simplified my film processing to an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By Godfrey
Heh! There is enough diversity in the world of...

Heh!

There is enough diversity in the world of photography that we don't all have to like the same kinds of work. Thankfully!

:)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,675
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like...

I dunno. I use my iPhone camera a lot, just like I use all my cameras a lot. Do they replace each other? In some ways, yes. In other ways, no.

Each camera has its way of seeing. My goal as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,587
Posted By Godfrey
Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that...

Here are the five "pocketable" film cameras that I use (now and then) ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49289692067_4d2a5e970c_c.jpg

From left to right, and down the columns:

My wallet -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Godfrey
I never said you could do that with any/all...

I never said you could do that with any/all cameras, Barry. I said for the cameras that I always use on a tripod, I fitted a plate and never took it off.

When I pick a plate for a camera, I try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,587
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of...

Yes. Currently have taken my Minox 35GT-E out of storage and carrying it in my bicycle bag. i could put it in my saddle bag too, it's so small and light. makes excellent quality photos!

The Rollei...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,630
Posted By Godfrey
I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop...

I'd sell you mine, but it would likely stop working. And it's too nice a camera to lose that way... :D

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake...

I dunno, Barry. It seems to me that the mistake you made was to buy tripods with heads that take incompatible camera plates. If you pick a clamp and plate attachment system, and then pick heads and...
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