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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By agi
There's a toothpick hack if you're interested. I...

There's a toothpick hack if you're interested. I tried it when I used the 9000F which I'm going back to since my Nikon 8000 is dead :(. https://www.flickr.com/groups/120/discuss/72157594533712370/
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,844
Posted By agi
Here's my most...

Here's my most "viewed"...figures...

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/207/472136083_94259cbac5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alapan/472136083/)
Camera Porn...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2013
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,908
Posted By agi
Why thank you :)

Why thank you :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2013
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,908
Posted By agi
I'll bite...from the mean streets of San...

I'll bite...from the mean streets of San Francisco using my Olympus XA4 & Arista Premium @1600.

http://www.alapan.com/images/batman2.jpg (http://www.alapan.com/blog/?p=1947)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-27-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By agi
Shouldn't you be selling this in the classifieds...

Shouldn't you be selling this in the classifieds instead of here?
Forum: Travel 08-27-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By agi
Actually late September/early October is our...

Actually late September/early October is our Indian Summer so it's usually the warmest time of the year. How else can the folks at Folsom Street Festival walk around in just their chaps or less -...
Forum: Travel 08-24-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By agi
Hey locals we should have a beer, gear & grub...

Hey locals we should have a beer, gear & grub meet on Clement Street :)
Forum: Travel 08-24-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By agi
Clement is in my hood so yes highly recommended. ...

Clement is in my hood so yes highly recommended. Cheap dim sum, Taiwan's, stinky tofu at Spices, Vietnamese sandwiches, pho, Burma Superstar (prepare to wait in line), Japanese restaurant Halu...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By agi
Lol..yes you're correct Dan :). Ok ok real...

Lol..yes you're correct Dan :). Ok ok real Chinese go to Sun Kwong....where the cable car drivers make quick stops to pick up their lunches and make all the tourists wait :). Just don't go to U...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,465
Posted By agi
Check out this thread with lots of recs on...

Check out this thread with lots of recs on SF...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124123

I'm not a fan of House of Nanking as I feel it's become a tourist trap. If you want...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3,158
Posted By agi
You can try the mirrors from US Camera. Made...

You can try the mirrors from US Camera. Made specifically for Rollei's & Yashica's but maybe it can fit your camera?

Rollei - http://www.uscamera.com/04265.00.0usc.htm
Yashica -...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,971
Posted By agi
Bothers me too. We're all adults here and...

Bothers me too. We're all adults here and there's no need to start deleting posts that one mod deems "offensive". It's the internet man and we will all have our opinions. I don't know what the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,395
Posted By agi
I paid $100 for mine...$230. Ouch.

I paid $100 for mine...$230. Ouch.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,075
Posted By agi
We've seen this all to often. I'm starting to...

We've seen this all to often. I'm starting to think it's a ploy by the head honcho's over at corporate to boost sales for immediate cash revenue. :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-07-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 13,045
Posted By agi
I'm in! Lol if you just post "I'm in!" RFF won't...

I'm in! Lol if you just post "I'm in!" RFF won't let you.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,373
Posted By agi
Hmmm I have an extra XA4 strap lying around...

Hmmm I have an extra XA4 strap lying around somewhere. Maybe I should sell it.

You can download the manual here which will tell you how to use the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,373
Posted By agi
I generally shoot Tri-X/Arista Premium and push...

I generally shoot Tri-X/Arista Premium and push to 1600 (it's the only XA that can w/out adjusting) for the extra speed and easier scale focusing for street shooting. Just cover the DX coding and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,373
Posted By agi
You're going to love it. It's one of my...

You're going to love it. It's one of my favorites and use it often. Here's a few samples that I've taken with it:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2131/3530949469_1913938d08_m.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,402
Posted By agi
Haha Mike you nailed it. :)

Haha Mike you nailed it. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By agi
Yes I know it's not on the prism....I figured it...

Yes I know it's not on the prism....I figured it was better to explain that it's in front of it so people will get what I need. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By agi
Awesome. Thanks you Bar8barian & Robert :)

Awesome. Thanks you Bar8barian & Robert :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By agi
Nikon Parts Source Need Nameplate for F

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows of a source to purchase Nikon F parts (other than evilbay)? I need the "nameplate" and screws that says Nikon and goes in front of the non-metered eye level...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-15-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,957
Posted By agi
I'm in...my XA4 is always by my side anyway :)

I'm in...my XA4 is always by my side anyway :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By agi
I'm a huge fan of Mexican photographers with...

I'm a huge fan of Mexican photographers with Graciela being my favorite. I recently saw her lecture here in San Francisco's Photoalliance where she mentions that she was tired of photographing...
Forum: Travel 01-31-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,733
Posted By agi
Wow you obviously didn't know or ask where to go...

Wow you obviously didn't know or ask where to go as SF has some of the best coffee shops around. :)

Caffe Trieste (North Beach) - classic institution where Francis Ford Coppola wrote the script to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-25-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,338
Posted By agi
I've been using WP for about 7-8 years now and...

I've been using WP for about 7-8 years now and hacked a theme to fit my needs as I wanted a combination of a static image along with text on a single post. It's time to update it but haven't had the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-15-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,587
Posted By agi
Man Centered Square Triangles Lost in...

Man Centered Square Triangles
Lost in Thought
Chased by Our Own Shadows
Forum: Travel 10-02-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,854
Posted By agi
As my landlord said to me recently, it's easier...

As my landlord said to me recently, it's easier to find a job in SF than an apartment :)

I agree on Oakland Steve, it's also happening. I just never manage to get off the island to find out as much...
Forum: Travel 10-02-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,854
Posted By agi
FYI this weekend is going to be crazy as it's...

FYI this weekend is going to be crazy as it's Fleet Week, Hardly Strickly Bluegrass, the Italian Heritage Parade, the Castro Street Festival, Giants playoff game and a slew of other things. If you...
Forum: Travel 09-26-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,854
Posted By agi
Once you're in the City, the best thing you can...

Once you're in the City, the best thing you can do for a souvenir is to go to Rayko and use their vintage photo-booth (just try not to get tempted by the gear they sell - ha!). It's truly a unique...
Forum: Travel 09-25-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,854
Posted By agi
First of all don't say San Fran or Frisco as...

First of all don't say San Fran or Frisco as we'll know you're not a local :).

All kidding aside since you'll be in Truckee go straight to Mono Lake after and trek back towards the Bay to Yosemite...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,310
Posted By agi
Here's a photo of my black Hi Matic 7sii for...

Here's a photo of my black Hi Matic 7sii for comparison.

That said it could also be the Vivitar 35es which is a variant of the 7sii.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/128/421744504_d751043126.jpg...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,202
Posted By agi
I got the infamous E02 error once and put in a...

I got the infamous E02 error once and put in a new battery and it started working again. Have you tried it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By agi
I luckily purchased a 2-13 screen for $100 and...

I luckily purchased a 2-13 screen for $100 and I'm a happy camper :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By agi
I've used borrowlenses in the past. One of my...

I've used borrowlenses in the past. One of my friends actually works there. Based in the Bay Area so they are local for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2012
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,748
Posted By agi
Pictures are louder than words. Thank you kindly...

Pictures are louder than words. Thank you kindly sir as this answers my question. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2012
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,748
Posted By agi
Gorgeous Will... I just picked up a 24/2 myself...

Gorgeous Will...

I just picked up a 24/2 myself and was wondering if a hood is needed to reduce flare. Do you use a hood on yours?

I've become a complete Zuikoholic now...

John
Forum: Olympus RF 04-03-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 20,747
Posted By agi
Wow the UC cost that much? Maybe I should use...

Wow the UC cost that much? Maybe I should use mine more often....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By agi
I cleaned my LS-4000 before using the directions...

I cleaned my LS-4000 before using the directions here:

http://www.pearsonimaging.com/articles/howto/ls5000cleaning.html

It shows the 5000 but it's basically the same. Just be careful.

In the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 127,561
Posted By agi
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3408/3629581900_a9dc...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3408/3629581900_a9dc5a05b0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alapan/3629581900/)
Playing a Part in a Picture-Show (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alapan/3629581900/) by...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 8,688
Posted By agi
Here here Will!

Here here Will!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By agi
Thanks Leigh & froyd. Appreciate the help.

Thanks Leigh & froyd. Appreciate the help.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By agi
Rolleiflex Automat Model 3 - What hood?

Probably a stupid question but for the life of me even after a Google search I can't find out what hood my Rollei takes. I thought it was a Bay II and bought a knockoff but it too big. Can someone...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 19,331
Posted By agi
Thanks Sam....time to look for a cheap knockoff...

Thanks Sam....time to look for a cheap knockoff one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 19,331
Posted By agi
http://www.alapan.com/images/Rollei_10091111.jpg...

http://www.alapan.com/images/Rollei_10091111.jpg (http://www.alapan.com/blog/?p=1911)

I'm getting tons of flare on my Rollei Automat X. This normal? Would a hood really help?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-02-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 4,548
Posted By agi
Holy moly someone make this stop!

Holy moly someone make this stop!
Forum: Travel 10-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,392
Posted By agi
Glass Key in SF is a must.......and you can kill...

Glass Key in SF is a must.......and you can kill 2 birds with one stone as it's in a record shop selling vinyl.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-29-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,598
Posted By agi
http://alapan.tumblr.com/ Mix of my photos and...

http://alapan.tumblr.com/

Mix of my photos and ones that interest me from others.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-31-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By agi
Wow an XA4 with a data back. I always shoot my...

Wow an XA4 with a data back.

I always shoot my XA4 at 1600 and it's my favorite camera. Enjoy it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,242
Posted By agi
Ahhh Will you're too kind. Thank you.

Ahhh Will you're too kind. Thank you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,242
Posted By agi
Mine :) http://www.alapan.com (excuse blatant...

Mine :)

http://www.alapan.com

(excuse blatant self promotion)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,420
Posted By agi
Yup definitely go visit Matt at Glass Key to buy...

Yup definitely go visit Matt at Glass Key to buy some wonderful film, some which are not found anywhere else. Good prices on them as well.
Forum: Off Topic 03-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By agi
The 2-time champs are gonna take it again this...

The 2-time champs are gonna take it again this year barring injuries. There's just no one that can beat them in a 7 game series if Bynum continues to play the way he has lately.

The sleepers this...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,799
Posted By agi
I believe that the some travel restrictions were...

I believe that the some travel restrictions were recently lifted for Americans traveling to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By agi
I also had the frame counter die on me and...

I also had the frame counter die on me and haven't had it fixed. One day it just stopped working and seems to be a common problems with the M6 TTL.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,301
Posted By agi
You might want to give this diy trick a try using...

You might want to give this diy trick a try using toothpicks that Mike posted on his flickr account. It worked for me when I had my Canon flatbed but I moved on to another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By agi
I was recently in Manhattan and finally had a...

I was recently in Manhattan and finally had a chance to go to the Leica Gallery. It's small and you'll drool over all the Leica's in the case but they have a good show right now from Life...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2010
Replies: 327
Views: 39,915
Posted By agi
That's a darn shame.

That's a darn shame.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-13-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 10,246
Posted By agi
Just get it, it's not called "the elusive" one...

Just get it, it's not called "the elusive" one for no reason :). I have one and it's a beaut. Just can't get over the very loud shutter on them but they are sharp as heck.

Here's a...
Forum: Other RF 09-21-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 9,563
Posted By agi
Taken with a Hi Matic 7sii - San Francisco's...

Taken with a Hi Matic 7sii - San Francisco's Chinatown. This one always cracked me up.

http://www.alapan.com/images/020807.jpg
Forum: Travel 08-26-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,813
Posted By agi
I can't tell you how sad I was to hear about this...

I can't tell you how sad I was to hear about this a few days ago and to now see a RFF connection as Warren mentioned it's even more heartbreaking. I love this City and it's been tough for German...
Forum: Travel 07-22-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,216
Posted By agi
I agree that sushi is much much better in LA than...

I agree that sushi is much much better in LA than in SF......

That said I've had a pleasant sushi experience at Kabuto on Geary (try the escolar as it's stellar there). Sebo in Hayes Valley is good...
Forum: Travel 07-21-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,216
Posted By agi
I know how'd that happen??? I'm a Philz fan...

I know how'd that happen??? I'm a Philz fan myself :).



Nice shot indeed.
Forum: Travel 07-21-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,216
Posted By agi
Tim that's a nice hotel as it's fairly new and is...

Tim that's a nice hotel as it's fairly new and is a "green" hotel. I've recommended that place to out-of-towner's as it's centrally located, clean and safe.

Here's a listing of free or cheap things...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 68,372
Posted By agi
Four black Minolta Hi Matic 7sii for less than...

Four black Minolta Hi Matic 7sii for less than $100 at an auction site a few years ago....
Forum: Travel 07-16-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,216
Posted By agi
Don't understand the hate of the Wharf, heck it...

Don't understand the hate of the Wharf, heck it has our only In & Out Burger. Also the Musee de Mecanique is wonderful and is one of only 2 places in the City where you can still take an authentic...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 8,369
Posted By agi
I'm hoping that's the case but the scoot needs...

I'm hoping that's the case but the scoot needs some work as it hasn't been started in over 2 years or so.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 8,369
Posted By agi
Bay area folks need to set up a ride...

Bay area folks need to set up a ride soon....scooters & motorcycles together. Actually they just had a Mods/Rockers ride this past weekend that I missed.

I'm getting a 74 Vespa Rally soon that will...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-19-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 12,115
Posted By agi
My advice is to not use the meter on the 7sii and...

My advice is to not use the meter on the 7sii and shoot it manually with the Sunny 16 rule. No more fussy batteries to worry about. The Rokkor lens is amazing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By agi
I use the combo all the time and love it. I...

I use the combo all the time and love it. I shoot it at 80 iso. It's a bit contrasty but also has some smooth tones depending on what you are shooting. Here are a few examples (some are Arista Pro...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,179
Posted By agi
Awesome thanks Raytoei! I tried the flash mode...

Awesome thanks Raytoei! I tried the flash mode setting by holding it down and it didn't work. Turned it back on and flash mode is on auto again. Oh well...it's one thing that bugs me about my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,179
Posted By agi
Oh I just picked up a Minilux and knew about the...

Oh I just picked up a Minilux and knew about the dreaded EO2 error. I hope mine isn't a lemon and took a chance as I got it for cheap.

Does anyone have a manual for it or tips on how to use it? Is...
Forum: Other RF 04-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,827
Posted By agi
There's a Minolta hood made for the 7sii (D49ND)...

There's a Minolta hood made for the 7sii (D49ND) but good luck finding one. It's partially shown here with my Hi Matic...oh and yes it still partially blocks the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,871
Posted By agi
Minolta Hi Matic 7sii on the streets of Chinatown...

Minolta Hi Matic 7sii on the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco.
http://www.alapan.com/images/020807.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 03-16-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,241
Posted By agi
Coelacanth, just cover the DX coding and change...

Coelacanth, just cover the DX coding and change the iso to whatever you want. I juse mailing labels to cover the darn thing all the time. Quick & easy. At least it's not like the Epic where you...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-25-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By agi
That's awesome Vince...I'll make sure to check it...

That's awesome Vince...I'll make sure to check it out.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,666
Posted By agi
I had a photo posted awhile back as...

I had a photo posted awhile back as well...

http://leicashots.com/2009/10/28/john-agoncillo/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2009
Replies: 3,781
Views: 728,748
Posted By agi
Geez I've just recently started using my OM-4T...

Geez I've just recently started using my OM-4T again as I'm taking it with me on a trip but here's a latest photo I took....

http://www.alapan.com/images/Chevy.jpg

OM-4T & 50 f1.4 with Pan F at 80...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By agi
I think you should put up an ad on RFF and I'm...

I think you should put up an ad on RFF and I'm sure you'll get some bites instead of trying to sell it in the forums :).
Forum: Olympus RF 11-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,952
Posted By agi
Will you have to stop spreading our secrets about...

Will you have to stop spreading our secrets about the XA4 ;).

Speaking of and don't mean to hijack but who does repairs on XA's anyway? I'd love to get my XA4 fixed but afraid it might cost too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By agi
I think this is the...

I think this is the one..

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 15,268
Posted By agi
Some of my favorites for this year...... Leica...

Some of my favorites for this year......

Leica M6 in Manhattan.

http://www.alapan.com/images/LoversEmbraceontheMTA.jpg

Olympus XA4 in San...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-08-2009
Replies: 257
Views: 72,973
Posted By agi
http://www.alapan.com/images/PlayingaPartinaPictur...

http://www.alapan.com/images/PlayingaPartinaPictureShow.jpg

Olympus XA4 in San Francisco.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By agi
Photoblog Post with Audio

Just wondering what everyone thinks of my latest photoblog post in which I included audio. I often come across people & situations walking the streets of San Francisco where I thought - wouldn't it...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-25-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
Good stuff as always Brad.

Good stuff as always Brad.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
Yo Carl where & how ya been?

Yo Carl where & how ya been?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 31,135
Posted By agi
Expired Kodachrome 64 at San Francisco...

Expired Kodachrome 64 at San Francisco SFMOMA.

http://www.alapan.com/images/BigBossGroove.jpg

Somewhere on our way to Alaska.

http://www.alapan.com/images/Goodbye.jpg

Manhattan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By agi
Awesome Adam. Didn't know you were on here as...

Awesome Adam. Didn't know you were on here as well.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By agi
Yes Will. I love that combo.

Yes Will. I love that combo.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By agi
Ray I also have Massive and it's great. I've...

Ray I also have Massive and it's great. I've been having fun with ShakeItphoto which is a Polaroid app.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-22-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
Hey Mike....need to do errands so I'm iffy on...

Hey Mike....need to do errands so I'm iffy on downtown. PM me your phone as I might be down there..depending on the wifey.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-22-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
Awesome Brad. Can't wait to see more.

Awesome Brad. Can't wait to see more.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-17-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
Can't wait to see them Brad. I think the most...

Can't wait to see them Brad. I think the most fascinating part of our discussion was when he purchased an M3 for a few hundred, painted it black and sold it for over $3500+. He said he needed to do...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,180
Posted By agi
FYI. I just talked to him yesterday along with...

FYI. I just talked to him yesterday along with Brad who took the photo in the link above. He uses a 50 Summilux and altered the aperture & focus ring so he can shoot with one hand. He also has a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-02-2009
Replies: 240
Views: 26,023
Posted By agi
Mine... In San Francisco: Just One Kiss...

Mine...

In San Francisco:

Just One Kiss (http://www.alapan.com/blog/?p=1295)

http://www.alapan.com/images/JustOneKiss.jpg

In New York City:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 2,473
Posted By agi
Been going at it for a while now..input always...

Been going at it for a while now..input always appreciated :).

http://www.alapan.com/blog/
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,479
Posted By agi
Thanks RFnewbie... I just ran 2 rolls of...

Thanks RFnewbie...

I just ran 2 rolls of kodachrome in it. Can't wait to get it processed to see what comes out :).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-28-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,084
Posted By agi
Good stuff everyone...I'm on my way to Manhattan...

Good stuff everyone...I'm on my way to Manhattan in early June so this is a keeper.
Forum: Travel 04-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By agi
Photoworks on Market also sells film.

Photoworks on Market also sells film.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-24-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,479
Posted By agi
Damn Will...now I'm hungry. I've been using my...

Damn Will...now I'm hungry.

I've been using my XA4 a lot lately. It's been my main camera when I'm walking the streets of San Francisco. The reason being is that it's so damn easy to use and so...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-21-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By agi
If I recall correctly it was $450.

If I recall correctly it was $450.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-20-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,479
Posted By agi
They go for about $100 - $150 depending on...

They go for about $100 - $150 depending on condition. Missing the strap is going to hurt if the buyer knows what to look for. I love mine and wouldn't dream of selling it.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By agi
Insane BIN Price on Hi Matic 7sii

And it's not even a black body. What the hell is this seller thinking?

Item number: 190299451994...
Forum: Travel 03-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By agi
Travel light is a must for me in the City as Ray...

Travel light is a must for me in the City as Ray mentioned it's a walking city.

As for film, there's Calumet, Photographer's Supply (www.photosupply.com...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-10-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,443
Posted By agi
Once again I agree with Will...if you're going to...

Once again I agree with Will...if you're going to spend that much get an XA4 :)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By agi
I use my 7sii on manual mode for the most part. ...

I use my 7sii on manual mode for the most part. The lens on the 7sii really is superb.

Anyone have a parts 7sii they can sell me :).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,149
Posted By agi
Ray I should get a commission for this ;)

Ray I should get a commission for this ;)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,852
Posted By agi
Sadly Foto-Grafix Books is now gone as well. I...

Sadly Foto-Grafix Books is now gone as well. I was there today on my lunch break and it's now a comic's bookstore. I asked what happened and the person in the counter had no idea.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By agi
Geez Will where the heck have I been? I had no...

Geez Will where the heck have I been? I had no idea you had that journal. I've added it to my rss feed.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By agi
Niiice Will. I know I can always count on you...

Niiice Will. I know I can always count on you for more XA4 inspiration.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 13,664
Posted By agi
Thanks Ray...happy new year to you and your...

Thanks Ray...happy new year to you and your family.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 13,664
Posted By agi
Some of my favorites... These two are with my...

Some of my favorites...

These two are with my Olympus XA4 with Arista Premium @1600 iso souped in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
Telegraph...

Telegraph UK:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/pictures-of-the-year/

Sydney Morning Herald:
http://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2008/world/photos-of-the-year/index.html

Seattle...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
New York...

New York Times...

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/photo/2008-year-in-pictures/index.html?hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1230684744-dbFLNHJ4L1L/tzLQk5sg+w
Forum: Travel 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 6,251
Posted By agi
Man...some of have to work that day :( Have fun...

Man...some of have to work that day :( Have fun guys.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
As Sam said, I just like looking & learning from...

As Sam said, I just like looking & learning from photographs.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-21-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
More... http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

More...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/12/19/yipgallery.DTL
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
More... http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/...

More...

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/the_year_2008_in_photographs_p.html
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-16-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By agi
I love these...if you don't mind here's...

I love these...if you don't mind here's Reuters...

http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/rpSlideshows?articleId=USRTX8VHS#a=11
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By agi
I was never particularly happy with my 9950f with...

I was never particularly happy with my 9950f with Vuescan and scanning medium format. But this method of using toothpicks helped a bit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/calanan/389109425/

I ended up...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,428
Posted By agi
Vince I have a brand new Polaroid Spectra if you...

Vince I have a brand new Polaroid Spectra if you want it. It doesn't use pack film but I thought I'd offer it.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,716
Posted By agi
The XA is an excellent RF and a take everywhere...

The XA is an excellent RF and a take everywhere pocket camera. The XA2 isn't an RF so it wouldn't fall into what the OP is looking for.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,716
Posted By agi
If Shadowfox (Will) speaks about Oly's you...

If Shadowfox (Will) speaks about Oly's you listen. I've only used the 35UC which is the same as the SP and it's fantastic. Man that lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By agi
Nice...yeah I mostly shoot with my 35mm as well. ...

Nice...yeah I mostly shoot with my 35mm as well. So much going on in the City and it's always fun. Did you get to the TL?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By agi
Life's been good. I'm jealous about your time in...

Life's been good. I'm jealous about your time in the darkroom. It would nice to hold a wet print again...been too long.

There's a group of us that have been hanging out....shoot a little, have a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By agi
Carl nice seeing ya..where ya been? Oh I second...

Carl nice seeing ya..where ya been? Oh I second the recommendation at the Lion. Nice interesting things to shoot there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By agi
Hey whatcha doing here K - ha :)

Hey whatcha doing here K - ha :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By agi
Anywhere in town really.

Anywhere in town really.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-20-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 22,782
Posted By agi
Will you're too kind.

Will you're too kind.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-19-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 22,782
Posted By agi
I agree with Will. The XA4 "simply rocks". ...

I agree with Will. The XA4 "simply rocks". Another piece advice I got from Will is try shooting E6 with it. I never even considered it until he showed us some photos.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By agi
It's easy to take the top cover off. Use a piece...

It's easy to take the top cover off. Use a piece of masking tape on top of the advance knob to screw it off. The masking tape gives you something to grip on while unscrewing it. The rewind knob...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-28-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By agi
Nice Carl. How ya been? Been to these places...

Nice Carl. How ya been? Been to these places quite often and on a beautiful day like today it is a treat to go there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By agi
That is just wonderful.

That is just wonderful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,915
Posted By agi
New Kodak Color Film: Ektar 100

Who says film is dead :)

Kodak Press Release
New KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film Provides Photographers with the World’s Finest-Grain Colour Negative Film
LONDON, September 9, 2008 – Eastman...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By agi
Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By agi
Don't thank me, thank Mike as he was the one that...

Don't thank me, thank Mike as he was the one that came up with the hack :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By agi
Toothpicks helped...

Toothpicks helped me...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/calanan/389109425/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 7,247
Posted By agi
I've been having problems focusing w/ my 500 cm...

I've been having problems focusing w/ my 500 cm so I just bought the Acute Matte D so hopefully it will improve. I'm also going to bring it to my trip to Alaska so I'm excited. Here are some of my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By agi
New York is so much fun. Bring comfy shoes as...

New York is so much fun. Bring comfy shoes as you're going to do a ton of walking. I was there recently and came upon Jeff Mermelstein on 5th Ave. & 42nd. I was mesmerized and introduced myself to...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-31-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By agi
Oh man Will you were in the Bay Area? Next time...

Oh man Will you were in the Bay Area? Next time you're around we should definitely get together for a beer/coffee.
Forum: Olympus RF 05-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By agi
No!! Say it ain't so Will??

No!! Say it ain't so Will??
Forum: Olympus RF 04-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By agi
$5??? What a steal. My XA4 is always attached...

$5??? What a steal. My XA4 is always attached to my hip.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 9,248
Posted By agi
http://www.alapan.com/images/122606.jpg Here's...

http://www.alapan.com/images/122606.jpg


Here's mine...this is literally one of my very first photos with my M6. I had just received the camera and went out to the de Young Museum tower in San...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By agi
Nice one Steve...I like beer w/ cameras much more...

Nice one Steve...I like beer w/ cameras much more anyway :)

There were a few San Francisco/Bay Area RFF'ers that met up today as well. Hopefully we'll see some photos from them. There should be a...
Forum: Off Topic 02-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By agi
kcrw based in Santa Monica, CA - eclectic music...

kcrw based in Santa Monica, CA - eclectic music selection from all over

http://www.kcrw.com/

SOMA FM - based in San Francisco - free independent, commercial free and has a variety of stations
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By agi
FYI: HCR: The Impassioned Eye on Sundance

Hey All...

Just a heads up for U.S. based RFF'rs that Henri Cartier Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0603/steinman.html) will be on the Sundance Channel on Wednesday...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 4,331
Posted By agi
I'm not even going to bother replying to bmattock...

I'm not even going to bother replying to bmattock as it's really not worth it.

What I was trying to get at is that there are things going on that we can document with our cameras. We just have to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 4,331
Posted By agi
Interesting discussion going on and it's much...

Interesting discussion going on and it's much appreciated. There's dissent going on every day but most of the time we either don't hear about it or don't care about it. It's ironic that this thread...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By agi
Beautiful. That table photo is amazing.

Beautiful. That table photo is amazing.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By agi
Don't miss the Sasha Wolf Gallery in Tribeca. I...

Don't miss the Sasha Wolf Gallery in Tribeca. I saw the Paul McDonough show there in Oct and it was great street photography. It's a small gallery but if you're in the area take a look at some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By agi
Oh man Momofuku....that is not to be missed...

Oh man Momofuku....that is not to be missed indeed. I wasn't too impressed with Ssam Bar tho. I really enjoyed Balthazar as well for that old French cafe feeling. Your Leica will feel at home...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By agi
Congrats and welcome to RFF. Now show us some...

Congrats and welcome to RFF. Now show us some photos :)
Forum: Olympus RF 02-11-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,998
Posted By agi
Well I finally went out to the streets with the...

Well I finally went out to the streets with the Oly 35 UC. All I have to say is wow.

Olympus 35 UC with Fuji NPH 400.

http://www.alapan.com/images/shufflingthroughthedailygrind.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 6,088
Posted By agi
What a tease :)

What a tease :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By agi
World Press Photos of the Year

I hope this wasn't posted because I couldn't find but there are some amazing photos from the winners..

World Press Photos Winners Gallery...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By agi
Damn...time to stock up on some.

Damn...time to stock up on some.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By agi
Minolta makes a hood for the 7sii (D49ND) but...

Minolta makes a hood for the 7sii (D49ND) but it's very difficult to find. I got lucky and pleasantly surprised in that I got one when it was attached to a Oly camera I bought. You can try any 49mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By agi
Thanks for this thread. I'm curious as to what...

Thanks for this thread.

I'm curious as to what developer to use for Panatomic X as I have 2 expired rolls sitting in my fridge? I'm waiting for the right time/place to use it.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Posted By agi
I have the Vivitar and the 7sii and they are...

I have the Vivitar and the 7sii and they are great. I just don't use it as often as I should. They are the forgotten cameras here at RFF as they aren't mentioned as much.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By agi
Oh how pretty :)

Oh how pretty :)
Forum: Olympus RF 01-18-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,379
Posted By agi
£1.60??!! That's highway robbery. :) I paid...

£1.60??!!

That's highway robbery. :)

I paid $125 for my Olympus 35 UC and thought it was a good deal for this hard to find gem. I just ran a roll thru it and haven't developed it yet but I'm a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 7,443
Posted By agi
Great websites/photoblogs everyone. I also use...

Great websites/photoblogs everyone.

I also use Wordpress for my photoblog and have been itching to redesign it soon. I'm pretty much self taught in code/website design so I'm fearful to change...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-15-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By agi
And that's what makes this a great community. ...

And that's what makes this a great community. Congrats on resolving this issue and now show us some photos!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By agi
I'm going to have to try scanning bw with the...

I'm going to have to try scanning bw with the Nikon sofware as I never even tried it. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By agi
Ok so I'm not the only one. Hopefully he'll fix...

Ok so I'm not the only one. Hopefully he'll fix it as it's annoying as hell. One day it's working the next it's all out of whack.

@Mark - tried that but most of them are still off. I've been...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By agi
I was scanning last night with the updated...

I was scanning last night with the updated software and the offsets are still way off for me. I'm using Coolscan IV. Anyone else have this problem?
Forum: Olympus RF 01-09-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,998
Posted By agi
The Elusive One: Olympus 35 UC

I just picked up this gem over at the bay at a awesome price. Looks to be in excellent condition and as an added bonus it came with Minolta lens hood (D49ND) that I've been looking for that I can...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-31-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,496
Posted By agi
Is it a joke? I have a leather pouch that came...

Is it a joke? I have a leather pouch that came with an XA4 I purchased...so it may be legit...just sayin..
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-31-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,137
Posted By agi
I'm fully aware how much these go for and frankly...

I'm fully aware how much these go for and frankly I don't care. I wanted people who visited my blog to have first dibs on it and I wanted discretion on who I sold it to as I wanted the camera to be...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,137
Posted By agi
That's insane...I'm selling a black one that was...

That's insane...I'm selling a black one that was CLA'd by Mark Hama and getting no buyers for $185..then again I haven't really been advertising it (other than my own photoblog) and it does have a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By agi
Haha...just trying to tease you to look at the...

Haha...just trying to tease you to look at the thread and be pleasantly surprised.

So does anyone know anything about Kodak Panatomic -X film? Seems that it was used for aerial photography as it's...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By agi
One Reason I Love Digital

One Reason I Love Digital: Cheap film.

Craigslist is my buddy. I've scored camera gear, furniture, a tv, hell even my current job. I also score cheap and sometimes free film. Loads of it from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By agi
The kit is a little over $2600 on Amazon...

The kit is a little over $2600 on Amazon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By agi
UK Man Arrested for Street Photography

Hmmm...what the heck is going on that you can't even photograph out the streets without getting arrested for shooting "sensitive buildings" or people feeling anxious? He was using his Bessa R4A. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,067
Posted By agi
This is the same guy in this thread...so it looks...

This is the same guy in this thread...so it looks legit...look at all the lovely gear.....drool..

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51148&highlight=estate
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By agi
From Reuters "Year in Review"...

From Reuters "Year in Review" (http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/yearinreview2007) I saw this striking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2007
Replies: 145
Views: 8,802
Posted By agi
I actually enjoy and look for my subjects to...

I actually enjoy and look for my subjects to engage me when I'm out street shooting. I crave eye contact and sometimes wait for the person I'm eyeing to look at me. I get some interesting emotions...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-10-2007
Replies: 8
Xa4
Views: 1,345
Posted By agi
There was just one sold on ebay for the bargain...

There was just one sold on ebay for the bargain price of $60...looks like it's because the box was for an xa2 but it's clearly an xa4. If I didn't have one I would have jumped on that but someone...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-10-2007
Replies: 8
Xa4
Views: 1,345
Posted By agi
I love my XA4 and always have it with me. ...

I love my XA4 and always have it with me. Because of Shadowfox (Will) I'm going to try it with slides after I finish the roll I have in there.

Check out some photos I've shot with the XA4: ...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-10-2007
Replies: 8
Xa4
Views: 1,345
Posted By agi
Join this Yahoo Olympus XA Group and they have...

Join this Yahoo Olympus XA Group and they have the manual in their "files" as a pdf.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/OlympusXA/files/Manuals/
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By agi
What is it that's wrong with your 7sii if you...

What is it that's wrong with your 7sii if you don't mind me asking?

I sent my 7sii to Mark Hama and he did a great job. Parts for the 7sii are hard to come by so be aware of that. They are great...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-05-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By agi
Well Will you've just inspired me to use slides...

Well Will you've just inspired me to use slides on my XA & XA4. Never even considered it until I saw these.. Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,287
Posted By agi
Thanks for this thread as it's given me pointers....

Thanks for this thread as it's given me pointers. I just picked up an early M3 ds with a collapsible 50 cron at a bargain price. I took this photo of my wife (http://www.alapan.com/blog/?p=923)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 5,607
Posted By agi
Thanks for this link. The toothpick DIY trick...

Thanks for this link. The toothpick DIY trick worked for my 9950f as I was getting major Newton Rings.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-28-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By agi
A black Minolta Hi Matic 7sii :)

A black Minolta Hi Matic 7sii :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By agi
I just sent him my beater M3 I got and I can't...

I just sent him my beater M3 I got and I can't wait to see the magic he does to it...I'm hopefull because it needed some work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By agi
It's nice to see other film users out there. I...

It's nice to see other film users out there. I was in New York City and was at the Veteran's Day Parade and in one section of the pre-staging area I saw 3 Leica users, a Canon A-1, a Oly OM and...
Forum: Off Topic 11-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By agi
Awesome...thanks for the heads up popstar. My...

Awesome...thanks for the heads up popstar. My Tivo will be pleased.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By agi
Interesting as we now call it the "TL"....

Interesting as we now call it the "TL". :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By agi
Lots of photo opportunities here in SF. Here's a...

Lots of photo opportunities here in SF. Here's a thread that will help:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44829

As mentioned avoid parts of the Tenderloin. For the most part...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By agi
The contrast does seem a bit high for me as...

The contrast does seem a bit high for me as well.

Here are some of my Neopan 100SS photos souped in D76 1+1

http://www.alapan.com/images/090607.jpg


http://www.alapan.com/images/102007.jpg
Forum: RFF News 10-17-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By agi
Congrats and well deserved!

Congrats and well deserved!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By agi
Oscar's in South of Market area is a good lab for...

Oscar's in South of Market area is a good lab for bw.

http://www.oscarsphotolab.com/

I might be able to have a pint but depends on what time.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2007
Replies: 547
Views: 69,298
Posted By agi
http://www.alapan.com/images/050407.jpg

http://www.alapan.com/images/050407.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By agi
Anyone Use ScanCafe?

I saw this on Kottke (http://www.kottke.org/tag/scancafe) and was wondering if anyone used this scanning service? Apparently you send them your negatives/slides and they ship it to India where they...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-03-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 9,931
Posted By agi
All good advice above that I've used. There's...

All good advice above that I've used.

There's a couple of other things that I do that make me feel comfortable. One is to be familiar with the area you are going to photograph. I get a feel for...
Forum: Off Topic 08-20-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By agi
Sorry guys I have to disagree on Ebisu as I think...

Sorry guys I have to disagree on Ebisu as I think it's over-rated and too much hyped. They were good...a few years ago but have slipped tremendously.

If you want good sushi go to Kabuto in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By agi
Rich Silver wrote about a couple of photo stores...

Rich Silver wrote about a couple of photo stores in the Bay Area you might be interested in:

Sea Wood Photo in San...
Forum: RFF News 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,798
Posted By agi
Awesome news Dave. Congrats!

Awesome news Dave. Congrats!
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