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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 172
Views: 3,416
Posted By CameraQuest
the only people I know of who might hate street...

the only people I know of who might hate street photography,
are the ones being photographed without their permission.
Forum: Forum HELP ! 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By CameraQuest
Right now notifications are turned off. We were...

Right now notifications are turned off.

We were having some problems with them that we are working to resolve.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,953
Posted By CameraQuest
I hope the Konost RF makes it to production. But...

I hope the Konost RF makes it to production.

But I think I will hold out for the black paint pre-brassed Lenny Kravitz version,
or the olive Safari,
or the David Douglas Duncan edition
or better...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,953
Posted By CameraQuest
I wonder if Konost will be on Shark Tank....

I wonder if Konost will be on Shark Tank.

Apparently Konost is a startup looking for funding.

Time will tell. Nevertheless, its nice to see a potential competitor knocking on the door of...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,953
Posted By CameraQuest
take a look at this:...

take a look at this: http://konost.com/?page_id=6714

They are planning a full frame live view digital rangefinder as well as a smaller APS-C live view digital rangefinder.

Not too shabby since this...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,966
Posted By CameraQuest
NY Times - Peter Lik's Astounding Success and Marketing

fascinating New York Time Article
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/business/peter-liks-recipe-for-success-sell-prints-print-money.html?_r=0

the incredible story of inventing a photography niche...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By CameraQuest
wow, its nice to see Leica occasionally bring out...

wow, its nice to see Leica occasionally bring out a special edition which is not over priced or a failed concept from the git go.

after the not too memorable Denny Kravits special edition,
its nice...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,229
Posted By CameraQuest
mmm. that's not a F2 its a F2 Titan Stephen

mmm. that's not a F2

its a F2 Titan

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 4,897
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, it does not seems to make sense, until you...

yep, it does not seems to make sense,
until you try to load a 8" floppy disk onto your PC or Mac,
or try to read your DOS wordstar format documents with Word.

times and technology change.
with...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By CameraQuest
Happy Birthday Maggie! Stephen

Happy Birthday Maggie!

Stephen
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By CameraQuest
We have not found that to be true. For years we...

We have not found that to be true. For years we have been using used Nikon F replacement curtains in Nikon SP, S3 & S4.

Not one has come back with any kind of curtain problem at all.

Stephen
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 4,897
Posted By CameraQuest
Exception? Capa's Suitcase. And who knows...

Exception? Capa's Suitcase. And who knows millions of family photography archives that survive handed down in print and negatives to the next generation. But when that family archive turns into...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 4,897
Posted By CameraQuest
Yep, you are so right Godfrey. Be sure to explain...

Yep, you are so right Godfrey.
Be sure to explain that to the lawyers fighting over Vivian Meyer's work.

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By CameraQuest
Nope, no CRRs here. I do have a standard chrome...

Nope, no CRRs here. I do have a standard chrome IIIg given a grey hammertone finish by Shintaro.

The OP's IIIC is a pretty camera. At $1300 it will likely find buyers. However that particular...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 4,897
Posted By CameraQuest
Looks like Film may win over today's Digital Photography in the long run.

Film vs Digital is so last year - Today's Digital will likely lose.

see http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31450389

"Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By CameraQuest
so it was a chrome Luftwaffen repainted to...

so it was a chrome Luftwaffen repainted to grey?

Nice looking camera -- unfortunately the repainting destroyed the collector's value for most collectors. He would have been better off financially...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By CameraQuest
Considering its relative digital age and its very...

Considering its relative digital age and its very low value now compared to new digital M's,
I really like seeing appreciation for the M8/8.2.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,986
Posted By CameraQuest
This new pre-brassed camera and lens says a lot...

This new pre-brassed camera and lens says a lot about Leica's marketing program and today's Leica customers.

Today's Leica company all about the Bling and the Benjamins.
Damn, I never would have...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By CameraQuest
New Version 15/4.5 Voigtlander III Expected to ship in March

The new version Voigtlander 15/4.5 III M mount lens is estimated to ship in March. The new version is said to be much improved in terms of color shift.

The price is not yet set. I am taking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By CameraQuest
yep, you are right. the laptop I was posting from...

yep, you are right.
the laptop I was posting from gave me a different color rendering.

Still, that is one interesting reflex housing and lens,
maybe limited production wartime as the seller...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By CameraQuest
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
If you read my posts you would realize that...

If you read my posts you would realize that sponsorship is not involved.

Its funny to see members adding things to the discussion which are not part of the discussion, and then vote against their...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
Nothing can be linked until the forum is a fact. ...

Nothing can be linked until the forum is a fact. I can't use their company name until then.

Stephen
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
The company has a lot of photo software products....

The company has a lot of photo software products. All of them would be open for discussion. As far as which company, which one time will tell if it happens.

Ranchu seems to want to dislike a...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
You are missing the point Ranchu. It would be ...

You are missing the point Ranchu. It would be an opportunity for RFF members to get technical info they likely not have had access to before on premiere products, plus being able to input directly...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
You can discuss any maker's products in the...

You can discuss any maker's products in the existing software forums. That would not change.

The new forum would only be about this one brand, as their techs are only able to answer questions on...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
I agree Ben. But to answer your question, its a...

I agree Ben.

But to answer your question, its a big deal because the M240 family is the first rangefinder to offer this feature. Its a quantitative leap in rangefinder camera capabilities. Just...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 204
Posted By CameraQuest
Photo Software Maker's Forum at RFF ?

ADMIN EDIT: I AM NOT SURE HOW THIS POSSIBILITY WILL TURN OUT. TIME WILL TELL.

I am in discussion with a major Photo Software maker concerning the possibility of hosting their own software forum...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
That's funny. Leica's entire marketing plan is...

That's funny.

Leica's entire marketing plan is based upon delivering the best quality products to its clients.

Had Leica wanted to use the best EVF possible, Leica could have created a new EVF...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 83
Posted By CameraQuest
Rodinal, Ask Dirk Bergmann about your...

Rodinal,

Ask Dirk Bergmann about your camera.

In my opinion there is no better classic camera repairman in Europe than Dirk. Tell him I said Hello!

[email protected]

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
Godfrey, The problem with your scenario is that...

Godfrey,

The problem with your scenario is that you are comparing what is best for a top of the line expensive luxury camera with an average price consumer camera.

Paying a huge premium price, M240...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 83
Posted By CameraQuest
Neat, an Elmax Leica with sync added. I disagree...

Neat, an Elmax Leica with sync added.

I disagree on the need of an upgrade to make your sale.
The removal of the sync is easy. The problem will be to find the proper early body shell from a donor...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 83
Posted By CameraQuest
Most serious collectors will pay LESS for a...

Most serious collectors will pay LESS for a restored camera, not more.

What camera is it, anyway ?

You can likely sell it in RFF classifieds without paying the auction premium.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 215
Posted By CameraQuest
Leica digital M cameras have so far proven to be...

Leica digital M cameras have so far proven to be very poor choices as long term value collectibles.

Just research the Moby Dick aka White Leica M8 and the green Leica M8.2.
Interesting when...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
The M240's EVF is outdated technology, years...

The M240's EVF is outdated technology, years behind the times and outdated from day 1 of the M240 - yet it does work and gives added needed flexibility on today's best FF digital rangefinder...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
Not in mine. No M mount. T sales are dead. ...

Not in mine. No M mount.
T sales are dead.
Some dealers don't even carry them in stock.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
The M5 got a bad rep from those who did not look...

The M5 got a bad rep from those who did not look at the production figures.

Had the M5 been Leica's only M mount in production, M5 sales would have been fine.

The problem was the super compact...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 49
Posted By CameraQuest
Thanks to all! Did anyone else have problems...

Thanks to all!

Did anyone else have problems with adapted lenses on the RT like f16sunshine ?
How about the 1n RS ?

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 49
Posted By CameraQuest
Pellicle Mirrored Canon EOS RT and Canon EOS 1n RS

Who has shot these cameras?

Opinions? Plus / Negatives ?

Thanks !
Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 150
Posted By CameraQuest
another possibility since the L only takes scale...

another possibility since the L only takes scale focus lenses

is to shoot wide angle SLR lenses via a SLR to LTM adapter.

there are a lot of very inexpensive SLR wides !

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 634
Posted By CameraQuest
M240 family likes & future speculation

I like the M10 aka M240 family (M240/M-P) for some reasons I don't often see posted here.
Sure, I like the much higher usable ISO, longer battery life, quieter shutter, lack of sensor problems (so...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
Really? Maybe if you had a better eye to...

Really?
Maybe if you had a better eye to recognize the difference between digital and analog pics.
Or maybe no one can really tell the difference between the two on a computer monitor.

1. film ...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
I am happy to see that Frank Jackson is in good...

I am happy to see that Frank Jackson is in good company here at RFF. Off hand I can think of no photog from Capa to Cartier-Bresson to Adams to Maier or any other commercially successful...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 3,040
Posted By CameraQuest
Adobe is about to publish lens profiles to most...

Adobe is about to publish lens profiles to most of the Voigtlander Leica M lenses. Some have already been published.

Stephen
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
They were all shot by the yet to be introduced...

They were all shot by the yet to be introduced mentor of the RFF Street Photography forum.

Since they are new to RFF, I wanted to introduce the work before introducing the photog. Please see the...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 94
Posted By CameraQuest
they are testing it in other markets, ready to...

they are testing it in other markets,
ready to correct mistakes,
before risking another failure in the US marketplace.

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 112
Posted By CameraQuest
Midland ? Stephen

Midland ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 112
Posted By CameraQuest
The IIIg is amazingly under priced in today's...

The IIIg is amazingly under priced in today's marketplace.

For decades you could not find one in nice shape for less than $1500.

Stephen
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 370
Posted By CameraQuest
Well, it looks like they know how to shoot to me.

edit: I am happy to welcome Frank Jackson to RFF. He has graciously agreed to share his photographic experiences and techniques, especially pertaining to Street...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,143
Posted By CameraQuest
5 years ago this would have been great. Now its...

5 years ago this would have been great.

Now its just bad timing as SLR sales are falling and Nikon and Canon rush to build a competitor to the Sony A7 series.

The funny thing, the hilarious thing,...
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