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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 955
Posted By MIkhail
Given the excess of money, i would buy Leica Q....

Given the excess of money, i would buy Leica Q. Why not, it's a camera just like any other.
I really like the hood on it's lens though.
I wish i could get that hood for Sony lens :-) And not for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 955
Posted By MIkhail
By purchasing something that is "limited edition"...

By purchasing something that is "limited edition" you supposedly(?) getting something unique, something that guy next door cannot get?
It is my strong belief that nothing that is mass produced...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,219
Posted By MIkhail
I saddens me that one has to get Leica M-D typ...

I saddens me that one has to get Leica M-D typ 262 + Summilux 35mm f/1.4 setup to achieve this kind of quality. Not all of us can afford this perfection.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By MIkhail
My Nikon CoolScan V ED is not supported by win 10...

My Nikon CoolScan V ED is not supported by win 10 as far as I know.
I keep an old computer specifically for that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By MIkhail
Of course not. But, this idea of shooting first...

Of course not.
But, this idea of shooting first and then seeing what you cought never set right with me. Not when I did not know what I was doing, not now, when I pretend to know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By MIkhail
Sorry, I don't see the relevance here. BTW with...

Sorry, I don't see the relevance here.
BTW with Van Gogh being one of my favorites I know few more than handful, so?

Oh, I got your meaning. So the handful of paintings that people know are the best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By MIkhail
Following the same logic, does painter paints...

Following the same logic, does painter paints 1000 paintings and then pick 10 good ones?
If you clearly know what you looking for (with obvious variations) or at least have an idea of your own basic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By MIkhail
It could be that their kids want to eat too? :-)

It could be that their kids want to eat too? :-)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 65,285
Posted By MIkhail
That is a pretty cool one, caught my eye too.

That is a pretty cool one, caught my eye too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 65,285
Posted By MIkhail
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4836...

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48361619_10212344619163024_2912507028104544256_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=6407f5b5b33b5bef026e33cd92030873&oe=5D46EEFC
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Thumb-Up-Grip-for-F...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Thumb-Up-Grip-for-Fujifilm-X-100T-X-M1-X-30-X-A2-X-A1/232969440075?hash=item363e0f8b4b:g:FvcAAOSwo0JWGNYh

I used it with X100, works fine.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-09-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,826
Posted By MIkhail
Not the cost for me. I got bonus for the last...

Not the cost for me.
I got bonus for the last year and wife suggested- go and buy what you want.
I was looking and thinking... considered Monochrome, etc... and bought Sony a7S2 in the end. And...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By MIkhail
Fotasy, no reason to pay any more than necessary.

Fotasy, no reason to pay any more than necessary.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By MIkhail
I print books. One for each of my two kids, once...

I print books.
One for each of my two kids, once a year.
Sometimes I just add pictures in there by gluing them in.
That's the only way I know to deal with this.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By MIkhail
Thanks for the review. I was considering this cam...

Thanks for the review.
I was considering this cam as a travel /business trip thing... but the lens is much wider than I would envision the 28mm would be... why does it look like 16mm and wider to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Cal, I think, one's personal taste and sense of...

Cal,
I think, one's personal taste and sense of style if the only gates one has to pass. Rules? What rules?
But on the other hands, restrictions are not always a bad thing.
Remember, NASA spent...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
On subject of manipulation. You may find...

On subject of manipulation.
You may find interesting the Latvian photographer Egons Spuris.

http://www.egonsspuris.com/various

So this image, for...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Indeed. I always preferred to make as "neutral"...

Indeed.
I always preferred to make as "neutral" negatives as possible so I can manipulate them during printing. From multi-grade filters and split tone printing to intricate masking. That's as far as...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-28-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 20,646
Posted By MIkhail
Good conversation. I wonder if all these people...

Good conversation.
I wonder if all these people still feel the same, 5 years later?

On a separate note, I would like to be be pointed a picture that would be valuable on a merit of "sharpness in...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Kostja, actually, if one has to go extra mile to...

Kostja, actually, if one has to go extra mile to look for a difference, that probably answers my question already :-)
******************************
I think I am getting a picture here.
Thank you...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
I am reading, Sony A7R II does not have one.

I am reading, Sony A7R II does not have one.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Well, that's an easy fix...

Well, that's an easy fix :-)
https://petapixel.com/2013/08/04/scratching-the-color-filter-array-layer-off-a-dslr-sensor-for-sharper-bw-photos/
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
I hear you on a subject of "experience of...

I hear you on a subject of "experience of operating a camera". I had all 3 types of Leica - M, IIIf, R. Still have some.
It certainly a different experience but final image for me was always a first...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Better question would be: what the hell you...

Better question would be: what the hell you talking about? I asked questions and people answered. You have anything to say on subject? If not, then I have something to say to you, will try not to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
:-) Like I said, I was hoping to get convinced :-)

:-)
Like I said, I was hoping to get convinced :-)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Hmm, I did not notice much of that. OK, I can...

Hmm, I did not notice much of that.




OK, I can try that.
Thank you.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Cal, Thank you. I don't print larger than 19x13"...

Cal,
Thank you.
I don't print larger than 19x13" (and did not print larger when I did wet printing either). So I cannot really see any advantages for me as it is for you :-)
So what you are saying...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
OK, That's exactly what I was looking...

OK,
That's exactly what I was looking for.

Alone the same lines, is there a reason to upgrade to latest A7 Sony from the original that I have?
Still images only, not interested in video.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
I did some googling and mostly the sentiment is...

I did some googling and mostly the sentiment is the same
That sucks... I was hoping to get convinced :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By MIkhail
I was lucky - the college withing two miles from...

I was lucky - the college withing two miles from my house, and excellent lab.
Don't know what it is now...

Interestingly, while in college, I won an "all paid" trip to Rochester NY to visit Eastman...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Don't you enjoy the post-processing though? I...

Don't you enjoy the post-processing though? I would think you do.
I mean I get the rumblings about the need for post process from those who posts straight from camera, But you (and I) are not those....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
Kostja, thanks. I will take a look. BUT, I know...

Kostja, thanks. I will take a look.
BUT, I know files can be made looking good, from any camera.
Hell, I even know how to do it myself :-)
The answer I am looking for- besides the form factor, are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By MIkhail
Same was with me, and all these kids were...

Same was with me, and all these kids were complaining: "I took this course to avoid the difficult one, and it turned out really tough, what the hell..."
Teachers loved me there :-) I was about the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,063
Posted By MIkhail
How does Sony A7 (latest) compare with Leica Monochrome?

Hello,

I am wondering if anybody who owned both of the cameras (Leica Monochrome and any of the Sony A7 series) compared the black and white images from both?
Is Leica BW image superior, and if so,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By MIkhail
About 10 years ago I have taken courses in...

About 10 years ago I have taken courses in photography in local college for two years straight - it gave me an access to an excellent dark room and plus I wanted to learn the tool the right way. And...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By MIkhail
You mean something like...

You mean something like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,809
Posted By MIkhail
Hi, I think you missed my point (or I did not...

Hi,
I think you missed my point (or I did not make it clear). I have rating of 385 (100% positive) on Ebay so I know how to look for the price. And the camera was presented on Ebay as well. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,809
Posted By MIkhail
So, after reading all of this, what is the fair...

So, after reading all of this, what is the fair price on Leica M6 Classic, in fully working condition, no scratches, with Domke strap included?

I have been selling it here for $1600 and no hits....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,991
Posted By MIkhail
Exactly that. How did you know what I was...

Exactly that. How did you know what I was thinking? :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By MIkhail
Very interesting, thank you for taking time. I...

Very interesting, thank you for taking time.
I know of some similar stories too, not as dramatic but interesting, when people find things like that.
I myself once bought a gallery framed print on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By MIkhail
Can i ask a question related to this. There are...

Can i ask a question related to this. There are known several shots of this girl on cemetery. My question is, and it's been asked before: why is she wearing a different dress on different shots? Do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2019
Replies: 568
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Views: 135,175
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/med_U3616I1377696538.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1381801846.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2019
Replies: 607
Views: 53,748
Posted By MIkhail
It's a perfect camera when process is more...

It's a perfect camera when process is more important than results...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1378512627.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1380359658.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1482788399.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1485531035.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1490727519.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 31,121
Posted By MIkhail
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1547960269.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-18-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,372
Posted By MIkhail
Man has to eat. What you going to do... I would...

Man has to eat. What you going to do...
I would not pay much attention to what he says, that's not what RG is rightfully famous and valued for :-)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,502
Posted By MIkhail
This is not how I pictured you, as I never have...

This is not how I pictured you, as I never have seen the face but have read your comments :-)
I agree on the conclusion that lenses come close enough, for general intents and purposes.
Both lenses...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By MIkhail
First of all I would recommend to use Canon...

First of all I would recommend to use Canon Pro-10 instead.
Its pigment vs. dye thing, and it does make a difference in longevity and durability, without a doubt. Price of ink is about the same....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,469
Posted By MIkhail
You have my respect, sir.

You have my respect, sir.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By MIkhail
I get it... none of them discussing the...

I get it... none of them discussing the advantages of summicron and whether to buy Leica or sell Leica. What else is there to see...
Sorry for the interruption, please continue with your regular...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By MIkhail
flashindividual

For about 4 months I was part of this project
I like almost every one of resulting images and was just happy to be part of such talented bunch of people.
Take a look if you are interested in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,306
Posted By MIkhail
fail to see the difference.

fail to see the difference.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-11-2017
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,731,182
Posted By MIkhail
Dennis Stock (member of Magnum photos) has a...

Dennis Stock (member of Magnum photos) has a series called "Brother Sun".
It's worth looking at in this regards.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,306
Posted By MIkhail
Is this about learning photography as craft...

Is this about learning photography as craft (reportage, journalism etc.) or as art?

For the first - digital is WAY more practical and sufficient.

For art - question is absolutely irrelevant....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2017
Replies: 340
Views: 44,383
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/57c21f90-5f5c...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/57c21f90-5f5c-012f-8303-1231390a4420/full
In the office.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Hmm.. You are saying something like “I got...

Hmm..
You are saying something like “I got excellent results (considered a great result) with wet scanning, much better than regular scanning”.
I am asking “then show both side by side, for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
What ever...

What ever...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Medium is not relevant and never was relevant,...

Medium is not relevant and never was relevant, for artist anyway. It is what artist chooses, always a vehicle but never a final thing.
I expected these names, although I did not have them in mind...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Concept leads. Technic follows. If you want...

Concept leads. Technic follows.
If you want details, that's no problem, I do know what I am talking about but it's a separate topic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
I don't know... Overexposure, underdevelopment,...

I don't know...
Overexposure, underdevelopment, sharpness... all of this are such an old terms... Look at work of those, who leads photography as art NOW, not in 1950-th... Are they famous because...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Beleive it or not, I...

Beleive it or not, I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Why would I do such thing? Why would anybody need...

Why would I do such thing?
Why would anybody need this?
And while you at it, try it yourself on Kodak Ektar. :-)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
I guess, I did not even think of it in terms...

I guess, I did not even think of it in terms sunset/sunrise, ahm, landscapes.
Would not know much about landscapes. I am trying to take interesting pictures, my bad. Never had "dynamic range" stop...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,306
Posted By MIkhail
My thought are: it's a mistake to teach...

My thought are: it's a mistake to teach "composition", principles of focusing, principles of exposing, feeling of situation, perspective, etc. on film. It requires a lot of practice and digital not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
That's a such an old tale I did not even think...

That's a such an old tale I did not even think anybody uses this line any more...



That I can understand and have no argument or problem with. You like film- you shoot film. Period.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Did you read my question or just answered first?

Did you read my question or just answered first?
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-08-2017
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,731,182
Posted By MIkhail
Does not bother me either way :-) I just brought...

Does not bother me either way :-)
I just brought up the little I know about this bokeh thing.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-08-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,371
Posted By MIkhail
I don't get it. Why do it in the first place?...

I don't get it.
Why do it in the first place?
Why not get a real thing, weather it's Leica or Zorki?
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-08-2017
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,731,182
Posted By MIkhail
I dont know that much about bokeh, but wouldn't...

I dont know that much about bokeh, but wouldn't this considered to be a bad one?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By MIkhail
Got me totally confused with these scans. Is this...

Got me totally confused with these scans. Is this considered a good result, in comparison to "traditional" scanning? Would be interesting, then, to see the same negative scanned both ways. Otherwise...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 14,117
Posted By MIkhail
That's a pretty decent picture - I like the...

That's a pretty decent picture - I like the background defined well and overall composition.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By MIkhail
I can say only great things about mine. Very good...

I can say only great things about mine. Very good scanner, served me well for years.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By MIkhail
Frankly, like everything else photo, this fear of...

Frankly, like everything else photo, this fear of not being dark enough is somewhat exaggerated, in my experience. The half covered print paper test is enough, alone with measures like taping off...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,277
Posted By MIkhail
God, no. Never. I am mere engineer at Ford motor...

God, no. Never. I am mere engineer at Ford motor co. And my wife is mere CPA accountant. We could never afford this dentist's toys new. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By MIkhail
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,100
Posted By MIkhail
I get the point that this collage is making, and...

I get the point that this collage is making, and this point repeated many times before.
However, while still considering a good paper print to be "the end of a photo process", I am wondering: how...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,201
Posted By MIkhail
They say, "amateurs built the Ark, professionals...

They say, "amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic".
Completely wrong on many levels, but a nice sound bite :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,201
Posted By MIkhail
I wish it was mine :-) This is Boris Savelev,...

I wish it was mine :-)

This is Boris Savelev, one of my favorite art photographers...
https://www.michaelhoppengallery.com/artists/46-boris-savelev/overview/
http://www.b-savelev.com/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,201
Posted By MIkhail
ANY camera is good tool for street...

ANY camera is good tool for street photography.

As far as "art" applicable to "street", art is never "what about?" but it's always "how?".
Any object (street, person, dog, car) is only an...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By MIkhail
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331677971325?_trksid=p2057...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331677971325?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Works like a charm, dont know why would I want to pay $70 +
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-21-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,371
Posted By MIkhail
I am certainly no expert but in my Leica IIIf the...

I am certainly no expert but in my Leica IIIf the focusing and composing windows are closer together and of a different...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,169
Posted By MIkhail
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1115...

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11156339_10203798239028862_186339056092889217_n.jpg?oh=3d48dab8ba3ce2cdad4535f7b21be2c2&oe=5955FC60

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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,356
Posted By MIkhail
That's a joke, right?

That's a joke, right?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,356
Posted By MIkhail
I don’t particularly taken by his photographs....

I don’t particularly taken by his photographs.
Don’t like him very much either (from all the info I saw of him over time).

One thing though… I think that he is a thrill seeker, and his approach is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,411
Posted By MIkhail
It's ok. Not particularly tricky, fairly simple...

It's ok. Not particularly tricky, fairly simple one. I don't like the humane figure in there, standing still doing nothing.
I like when every element works.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,716
Posted By MIkhail
I thought summicron supposed to be a benchmark of...

I thought summicron supposed to be a benchmark of reliability and use of it approaches a religious experience?! Disappointing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,362
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/b74347f0-96c5...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/b74347f0-96c5-0132-dd8f-1231390a4420/full
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,362
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/f1b72090-cbe2...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/f1b72090-cbe2-0134-fe42-1231390a4420/full
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,362
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/d9817160-acf9...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/d9817160-acf9-0134-fbc5-1231390a4420/full
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2017
Replies: 854
Views: 185,060
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/e9d6c140-f34c...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/e9d6c140-f34c-012d-baa9-404043cf87bf/full
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,011
Posted By MIkhail
Not only that, but, by american laws, in PRIVATE...

Not only that, but, by american laws, in PRIVATE space but the picture is taken FROM PUBLIC space. IT'S THE LAW. Everything else is housewife's hysteria.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,011
Posted By MIkhail
Exactly.............

Exactly.............
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,011
Posted By MIkhail
Of course when I said "Unlawfully obtained" I...

Of course when I said "Unlawfully obtained" I meant it with scepticism and irony.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,011
Posted By MIkhail
Can anybody explain, what possible harm can do...

Can anybody explain, what possible harm can do the aforementioned theoretical pedofhile to a child, if he takes photo of a child, fully closed, on a street, using the obvious camera (as opposed to a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,011
Posted By MIkhail
This is crap. Unconstitutional and illegal too....

This is crap. Unconstitutional and illegal too. Being at public property, one has full rights to take pictures of anything and everything. Except special causes like national security, etc.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By MIkhail
Not as trivial as one might think… I purchased a...

Not as trivial as one might think…
I purchased a Leica viewfinder recently and had to return it because it was slightly blurry.
Bought another one only to discover the same thing.
Only on a second...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
I agree. I just happen to have this one laying...

I agree.
I just happen to have this one laying around.
When I actually go shoot I use Leica M6 and Minolta X-350. That's two cameras I have and use all the time.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Now that I understand a situation a bit better, I...

Now that I understand a situation a bit better, I realise that in order to use this little gadget successfully I would have to put a small piece of tube over the sensor so it only reacts to a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-23-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,840
Posted By MIkhail
Yep, it's there :-)

Yep, it's there :-)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Ok, so I was wrong… I did a film test on my...

Ok, so I was wrong…
I did a film test on my Zorki. I shot sequence of frames from the same spot within seconds with the following:
f3.5, 1/500;
f4, 1/250;
f5.6, 1/125;
f8, 1/60
and so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2017
Replies: 423
Views: 72,959
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/95f14e10-157a...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/95f14e10-157a-012f-79bd-1231390a4420/full
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2017
Replies: 423
Views: 72,959
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/e558e300-0eda...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/e558e300-0eda-012f-78c4-1231390a4420/full
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2017
Replies: 447
Views: 43,199
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/6ddcf7a0-ad1b...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/6ddcf7a0-ad1b-0134-fbcb-1231390a4420/full
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,840
Posted By MIkhail
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1742...

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17425981_10208165315723050_7261623300789281737_n.jpg?oh=f4fbec140cbeff361512dc9ed699c423&oe=5924DAF4
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,074
Posted By MIkhail
Yes, all true... also, summaron is kind of old...

Yes, all true...
also, summaron is kind of old lens. Skopars are nice.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,074
Posted By MIkhail
I would get collapsible 35mm for more flexibility.

I would get collapsible 35mm for more flexibility.
Forum: Travel 03-18-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 6,334
Posted By MIkhail
Everything is wrong with cliches. Better off...

Everything is wrong with cliches. Better off buying set of postcards..

Meanwhile I support one cam two lenses approach - 28 and 50.
Another thing to keep in mind - it's very wet and humid there,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,964
Posted By MIkhail
I was developing 1990 Kodak 5231 which I shot in...

I was developing 1990 Kodak 5231 which I shot in 2010 for a while and complaining how this film deteriorated. Turns out my developer was gone bad. With new batch the same film turned out just fine....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Hmm... That’s interesting, because I used this...

Hmm... That’s interesting, because I used this gizmo on Leica R3, Leica M6 & Minolta X-350 - all very close or right on.
That’s all I have.
Oh, and I also used it on FED-5 (with aluminum foil) and it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Are you saying that due to specifics of Zorki-1...

Are you saying that due to specifics of Zorki-1 shutter mechanism the gadget that I use on other cameras (and they were spot-on) is not usable? Am I understanding this correct?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Now I am confused. Apparently, I am missing...

Now I am confused.
Apparently, I am missing something in design there (granted, I know little about Zorki design, never had an interest) but I don't understand why is the same not happening to slow...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
It would not be difficult, indeed. My point is:...

It would not be difficult, indeed.
My point is: if I am wrong with fast speeds, then I would be proportionally wrong with slow speeds as well.

Anyway, going back to my original topic, it appears to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
No, I was using normal method, because with my...

No, I was using normal method, because with my other cameras I have access to the back of a camera.
I agree this is not necessarily apples-to-apples but close enough. I mean, if it's accurate enough...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
No, I was using one of...

No, I was using one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/162299432217?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
The problem, of course, is that with Zorki 1 you cannot put it on a back...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Checked my other camera and it's right on....

Checked my other camera and it's right on.

Anyway I think I got the answer. If I find reasonable source I will use it otherwise the camera will be sitting as conversational piece :-)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
This is what I get....

This is what I get.
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc251/mikesht_photo/IMG_2421_zps8xbcqcgs.jpeg (http://s215.photobucket.com/user/mikesht_photo/media/IMG_2421_zps8xbcqcgs.jpeg.html)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
I would not bother if they are consistently off....

I would not bother if they are consistently off. Unfortunately it is not the case.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
I checked speeds that's why I am asking. They are...

I checked speeds that's why I am asking. They are off but not at all consistently off. All over the place. Other than that camera is smooth and nice. Good looking too
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
That's interesting. I will check it out. Thanks!

That's interesting. I will check it out. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By MIkhail
Professional Shutter Speed Adjustment places?

Hello,
Does anybody know if there are places (US) that do shutter speed adjustment for Zorki-1 inexpensively ? Of course I realize that Sherry and others like that can do it. It's just not worth...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 376
Views: 52,086
Posted By MIkhail
Subject is nothing. Composition is everything....

Subject is nothing. Composition is everything.

http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/mike_steinberg/6706782/110044/110044_original.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,822
Posted By MIkhail
Interestingly enough in any long discussion there...

Interestingly enough in any long discussion there is no point pouring your soul neither in favor nor against the OP. Nobody reads pass first couple posts anyway.

So, with that said, I do agree with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,877
Posted By MIkhail
Take digital camera instead.

Take digital camera instead.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 8,999
Posted By MIkhail
+1 ................

+1
................
Forum: Photo Software 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By MIkhail
Never even occurred to me to scan RAW... I will...

Never even occurred to me to scan RAW... I will give it a try.
Forum: Photo Software 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By MIkhail
I use Vuescan rather than Nikon software that...

I use Vuescan rather than Nikon software that came with scanner, specifically for the reason that (it seems to me anyway) Vuescan is less invasive to the image, so to speak.
It gives me most neutral...
Forum: Photo Software 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By MIkhail
Do you find that multiple passes give you a...

Do you find that multiple passes give you a better result?
I tried number of times and it never looked any different to me...
I have Nikon Coolscan ED
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Ok, so I bought this one and tried...

Ok, so I bought this one and tried it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camera-shutter-tester-for-shutter-speed-up-to-1-1000th-for-PCs-and-laptops-/162299432217?hash=item25c9cccd19:g:6N0AAOSwNgxWEWrJ
It works...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Thank you. People already suggested that ;-)

Thank you. People already suggested that ;-)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-19-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,039
Posted By MIkhail
I bought one of these last year for whooping...

I bought one of these last year for whooping $30
Been really happy with it so...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,297
Posted By MIkhail
"I don't need you to explain what you think I am...

"I don't need you to explain what you think I am saying"
With my English as a second language, I am lost...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 9,297
Posted By MIkhail
So people don't NEED the M10 Shocking...

So people don't NEED the M10
Shocking discovery....
What's next? "It's not about camera, it's about photographer"?! That will take us far off the beaten path... this is about buying buying buying,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By MIkhail
Who needs an irony when magic "L" word is...

Who needs an irony when magic "L" word is present? :bang:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By MIkhail
Sometimes you may want to check a pressure plate...

Sometimes you may want to check a pressure plate of your camera for cleanliness and absence of burrs, etc.
Cleaning it can't hurt.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By MIkhail
Still is.

The Leica was small and, as ideal for street photography,
unobtrusive camera.

(HENRI...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By MIkhail
I agree on film wipes - one should never use...

I agree on film wipes - one should never use them, my opinion.
I tried this Foma/Arista way back, in 2007 or so. Also had scratches.
It is a cheap film, and acts like one....
That being said, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,043
Posted By MIkhail
No they are not. They want better cameras to...

No they are not.
They want better cameras to fiddle around with.
Let's not lie to ourselves - there is no way iPhone produces lesser technical quality picture than Canonet or some crap like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By MIkhail
Since you asked... It seems to me you have all...

Since you asked... It seems to me you have all the wrong questions in mind.

I live in suburbs of Detroit and my favorite subject - ruined burn houses, graffiti and people of Detroit. I am sure you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Actually, this year it was pretty mild, but...

Actually, this year it was pretty mild, but regardless, I have one camera in the car (sometimes Leica M6, sometimes Olympus XA) but usually don't leave my digital there (it's with me in the jacket...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
I think I can manage in two days. :-) :-)

I think I can manage in two days. :-)
:-)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
I just tried - with my Iphone 5s The camera even...

I just tried - with my Iphone 5s
The camera even in slow motion is not providing the resolution high enough to distinguish the difference. You can roll to the beginning and then to the end of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Does the speed of phone camera actually allow for...

Does the speed of phone camera actually allow for that? I never though it would..
I should try this.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
This has been my impression as well.

This has been my impression as well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
As I clarified further above, I can hear that...

As I clarified further above, I can hear that they sound differently, I just don't know what they mean (what the 1/250 sounds like, for example?). And even if I cannot hear that... hearing cannot be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
I don’t believe so. That’s a good idea. This...

I don’t believe so.



That’s a good idea. This way you can come back and re-test again later.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
This is similar to the method I mentioned...

This is similar to the method I mentioned originally with high speed camera.
However, what about Leica IIIf and likes? How do you get behind the lens of this one?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Agree. I am OK with them being slow (have one...

Agree.
I am OK with them being slow (have one camera like that, so I permanently set the exposure compensation accordingly) but one needs to know that, rather than keep guessing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
OK, one clarification. I CAN hear the difference...

OK, one clarification. I CAN hear the difference between 1/250 and 1/60 by listening, they certainly sound differently. What I meant to say - how does one know that 1/250 is indeed 1/250
What if what...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
Thanks, I have seen this app before and I am...

Thanks,
I have seen this app before and I am planning on trying it.
But I was wondering is there another, one of those "tried and true" ways from the time before apps :-)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
For print film (especially B/W) sure. But for...

For print film (especially B/W) sure.
But for slide film, I figure that's a different story. Or with something as finicky as Ektar.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By MIkhail
My kids are really into those.

My kids are really into those.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,325
Posted By MIkhail
How does one make sure of proper shutter speed?

I figure this is a proper forum for this question.

When people sell used cameras it's almost a common phrase "shutter speeds are accurate", or "shutter works as it should" or "all speeds sound...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 4,423
Posted By MIkhail
I am wondering... if the whole deal costs more...

I am wondering... if the whole deal costs more than $450 why not get another working Hexar or Hexanon?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 7,675
Posted By MIkhail
Mine is fully functional (including the infamous...

Mine is fully functional (including the infamous button) but the display is completely dead. Well, not completely, some random lines are still there but you cannot make up anything from them. Mark...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,277
Posted By MIkhail
I am reading some answers and thinking: there are...

I am reading some answers and thinking: there are people who know how to live...
:-)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,906
Posted By MIkhail
Who knows... It was a while ago. Most likely...

Who knows... It was a while ago. Most likely either TriX-400 or Ilford HP5.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-05-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 5,880
Posted By MIkhail
Something like...

Something like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-04-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,906
Posted By MIkhail
Same lens on...

Same lens on M6
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/ab19ed80-faaf-012f-995c-1231390a4420/full
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,296
Posted By MIkhail
I like it for being relatively light and for...

I like it for being relatively light and for aperture priority mode.
It does look more plasticky thank XD but so what? No more than say Fuji X100s...

BTW did you know, that button on front is an...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,398
Posted By MIkhail
Anybody who buys thru eBay has a 14 days return,...

Anybody who buys thru eBay has a 14 days return, I think more, actually.
I have disputed things more than once and dispute is always resolved in buyer's favor (eBay wants you to keep buying).

As far...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,398
Posted By MIkhail
While I agree with the second (scratches),...

While I agree with the second (scratches), wouldn't the dent on rim an indication that something inside the lens MAY POSSIBLY be out of alignment?
i always stay away from them not for esthetic...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
200 rubles About a month of my fathers salary

200 rubles
About a month of my fathers salary
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
Are you referring to "dinner and a movie, walk...

Are you referring to "dinner and a movie, walk back home, kiss goodnight at the door, maybe staying overnight" type of a date?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
That's exactly right. I suspec this is tha reason...

That's exactly right. I suspec this is tha reason that growing up I only once met a kid who had allergies (to poplar fluff). Once in my entire life there. Both my kids have allergies now..
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 8,697
Posted By MIkhail
Thank you again.

Thank you again.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 8,697
Posted By MIkhail
Thanks, but I did a search and not found...

Thanks, but I did a search and not found specifically one like that. Really liked the shape.
If you have a chance, can you look up the name? No rush.
Thanks.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 8,697
Posted By MIkhail
That's a cool grip. May I ask where do they sell?...

That's a cool grip. May I ask where do they sell?
Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,671
Posted By MIkhail
I like beer better.

I like beer better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By MIkhail
I have. On multiple Leicas and Voigt cameras. But...

I have. On multiple Leicas and Voigt cameras.
But I thought you want to get back into SHOOTING. "back on my feet and ready to start taking pictures." Or is it collecting?
Two different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By MIkhail
Just curious as to what's wrong with Bessa for...

Just curious as to what's wrong with Bessa for street shooting?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
The MF cameras (Moskva) were used primary by...

The MF cameras (Moskva) were used primary by pros. But I have not seen a lot of them. In places equivalent of "Sears Photo" they used large format, for some reasons.
There was also service of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
To have lab develop black and white would be...

To have lab develop black and white would be considered waste of money :-) normal man developed & print himself. Color was more difficult so I opted for slides. Russian made slides were fading...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-26-2017
Replies: 385
Views: 64,826
Posted By MIkhail
Even if I had spare 7K I would find a better way...

Even if I had spare 7K I would find a better way to spend it.
M6 and film + Sony is my answer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By MIkhail
In non-working condition?

In non-working condition?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
That's wrong. I lived in Kiev. Where are you...

That's wrong.
I lived in Kiev. Where are you from?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,435
Posted By MIkhail
My memories are different. Almost every household...

My memories are different. Almost every household had zenit or fed or Kiev.
Almost every man more or less knew how to develop black and white. My best memories from childhood are as my dad and I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 11,766
Posted By MIkhail
Yes, that's what I was driving at... I was...

Yes, that's what I was driving at... I was reading some time ago that really if you scan 35mm with anything beyond 4000 you are basically scanning a space between grains… which supposedly adds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,671
Posted By MIkhail
Surely you can't be serious(c).

Surely you can't be serious(c).
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,671
Posted By MIkhail
:eek: Wow, that's dedication... I have maybe 15...

:eek:
Wow, that's dedication... I have maybe 15 pictures a year that I consider worthy a book :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,595
Posted By MIkhail
My favorite lens look was from simple Voigtlander...

My favorite lens look was from simple Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.4 MC
I was stupid enough to sell it.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/26ed94f0-b459-0130-b387-1231390a4420/full
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 11,766
Posted By MIkhail
My old (but still perfectly usable) COOLSCAN V ED...

My old (but still perfectly usable) COOLSCAN V ED gives me up to 4000 dpi true optical resolution. Plenty for 35mm film I think.
I wonder if there is a difference / additional quality from Plustek...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-24-2017
Replies: 2,007
Views: 602,431
Posted By MIkhail
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/50bb47f0-11d7...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/fixxer/image/50bb47f0-11d7-012e-548f-1231390a4420/full
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,759
Posted By MIkhail
:D:D:D:D:D Indeed.

:D:D:D:D:D
Indeed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By MIkhail
In US - I always go to...

In US - I always go to http://www.garryscamera.com/
Garry did jobs for me 4 times, each time wonderful, cheap and quick. Couple times Minoltas. Last time- Leica R.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,305
Posted By MIkhail
Are you planning on wearing them out? The M11 is...

Are you planning on wearing them out?
The M11 is only couple years away.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 8,986
Posted By MIkhail
Ok, thanks for the clarification. Scale focus...

Ok, thanks for the clarification.
Scale focus does not do the trick for me... but to each is own :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 8,986
Posted By MIkhail
Why? Just curious-what is special about this one?

Why?
Just curious-what is special about this one?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,563
Posted By MIkhail
It seems to me that M6 is a camera for 35, not as...

It seems to me that M6 is a camera for 35, not as much for 50 lens. Can't go wrong with M6 of course. But viewfinder is much better with 35mm lens than it is with 50mm (frame lines)
I would not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,016
Posted By MIkhail
Olympus XA ?

Olympus XA ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 8,986
Posted By MIkhail
Why not get a cosmetically good copy of just...

Why not get a cosmetically good copy of just camera, do the CLA for about $50 (I do it here http://www.garryscamera.com) and then you pick the lenses you like separately, rather than having somebody...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 8,986
Posted By MIkhail
Minolta X-700

Minolta X-700
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 9,883
Posted By MIkhail
Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 20,684
Posted By MIkhail
I second that. True again.

I second that.



True again.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 9,883
Posted By MIkhail
I am curious: does scanning with camera rather...

I am curious: does scanning with camera rather than with dedicated scanner, as Nikon Coolscan for example, give you better quality, or is it faster, or both? I mean, what's the reason to do...
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