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Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
My original X100 must be special then. After...

My original X100 must be special then. After thousands of shots (Including money shots) I just don't see it. But then I didn't have the sticky aperture problem either.

And if it's discussed on a lot...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
Yup, I know. The worst you have EVER seen....

Yup, I know. The worst you have EVER seen. Amazing that people can shoot with it at all :rolleyes: Nothing divides the community on this forum like the X100, doesn't it?
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
It was not supposed to be a rude comment. But...

It was not supposed to be a rude comment. But sometimes the truth hurts, I'm sorry. When I did my apprenticeship as a photographer 25 years ago (in Germany btw) my mentor told me the first rule of...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
Well, I was just looking at your Exif info in...

Well, I was just looking at your Exif info in your files. One is a 15 second exposure, the other 7 seconds. If I look at the images, I think your bright light sources are just out of the frame. With...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
Every lens flares if you try hard enough. But the...

Every lens flares if you try hard enough. But the examples you provided are extreme. I wonder if there is something wrong with your sample.
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,923
Posted By archeophoto
I can't say that for the original X100. I have...

I can't say that for the original X100. I have done hundreds of night shots with the X100 and I have never seen this behavior. From ISO3200 and upwards there is a bit of blooming around bright...
Forum: RFF News 10-14-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By archeophoto
"What are the best alternatives to Paypal that...

"What are the best alternatives to Paypal that offer both seller and buyer SANE protection both ways?"

What is SANE protection? Is there such a thing? It's in the nature of things that what suits...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By archeophoto
M9 shutter rating?

Hi,

I'm looking at a locally advertised M9 in nice shape. The seller says the shutter was replaced by Leica around 7000 clicks and the new one has only around 500 photos taken.
I checked around for...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By archeophoto
Everything fails eventually. If the cost of the...

Everything fails eventually. If the cost of the repair is more then a replacement, that's it.

I worked for a national camera retailer for awhile. Manufacturers don't even repair the cameras anymore...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Will, yes I think the "split rangefinder thing"...

Will, yes I think the "split rangefinder thing" is similar.
But I will not educate you on it. You have to do that yourself. With well over 8000 posts on this forum, I assume you are mildly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
To me it is. You have to keep in mind that the...

To me it is. You have to keep in mind that the digital rangefinder is implemented in addition to a pretty good AF system, others can't even dream of. Such a combination of optical viewfinder, AF and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Sigh. No that's not it. You can mirror in the...

Sigh. No that's not it. You can mirror in the digital split screen rangefinder of the X100S.

It's funny that the most people with negative opinions on here seem to have never even touched a X100(S)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
And yet, a Barnack is considered a Rangefinder by...

And yet, a Barnack is considered a Rangefinder by pretty much everybody on here. The Fuji is not and it is cramped on this site in a subforum under "non rangefinder cameras" along with Holgas and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Now the Viewfinder has to be used as a...

Now the Viewfinder has to be used as a "rangefinder". Interesting. So by your definition Barnack Leicas are no Rangefinders.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Thank you! This is exactly what I think. The real...

Thank you! This is exactly what I think. The real innovations are being pushed to some niche subforums on here. Sad.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-26-2014
Replies: 254
Views: 12,524
Posted By archeophoto
I think in the next edition they should leave...

I think in the next edition they should leave away the lightmeter for an additional $2000. And for another $1500 you can have a stylish Sunny 16 table on the top in brushed titanium a la carte: The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
A lot of people disagree with you on the X100,...

A lot of people disagree with you on the X100, but that's not what my question was. What is a "true rangefinder camera" for you?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Cameras are my hobby, that's why I care. The...

Cameras are my hobby, that's why I care.
The people who operate this forum seem to care. There are different forum sections and under "Digital rangefinder Cameras" are only two camera makers.
I find...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
I think it's an interesting question. So why...

I think it's an interesting question. So why don't you consider it a rangefinder?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,178
Posted By archeophoto
Fuji X100T - Rangefinder or not?

Hi all,

The new digital Rangefinder function mirrored in the optical viewfinder of the Fuji X100T gives the camera pretty much full manual focus rangefinder capabilities.

So is the X100T considered...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 12-17-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 10,004
Posted By archeophoto
You can say that about any camera manufacturer....

You can say that about any camera manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with Pentax products for example.
But you said "Sony is the only company right now that is actually taking any chances and...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 12-17-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 10,004
Posted By archeophoto
uhh, I want to challenge you on that. Where do...

uhh, I want to challenge you on that. Where do you see the innovation in the Sony cameras? Full frame in a small camera body? Leica done it years ago with the M9. The difference is that Leica...
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 12-16-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 10,004
Posted By archeophoto
Rather then a FF X100, I would prefer one with a...

Rather then a FF X100, I would prefer one with a f1.4 or better with a f1.2 lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,642
Posted By archeophoto
They do! It's called the Fuji X100s.

They do! It's called the Fuji X100s.
Forum: Travel 09-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By archeophoto
Actually my wife and I are flying to Quito next...

Actually my wife and I are flying to Quito next Saturday the 21st. We are going to the Galapagos Islands for a week and have two weeks left to travel around in Ecuador. Cuenca is actually on my list...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 2,876
Posted By archeophoto
If your work environment is so bad that you can't...

If your work environment is so bad that you can't use a Nikon FM2, the camera of choice for many severe weather environments, then I would suggest looking into a Nikonos II or III.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By archeophoto
The Rolleikin is very nice to have and easy to...

The Rolleikin is very nice to have and easy to install. Be careful that you buy a complete kit, most of the time the frame counter is missing. Complete kits can be a bit pricier. Also there are two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,346
Posted By archeophoto
Actually that's a good idea. I think I take...

Actually that's a good idea. I think I take photos of all my cameras now. Maybe I even post it in the gallery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,346
Posted By archeophoto
Not every photo has to be art. The worst art is...

Not every photo has to be art. The worst art is the one the artist has to explain and talk up with big words.
Some people post bad snapshots of their kids eating breakfast in their galleries and then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,266
Posted By archeophoto
Well, all the Nikon full frame DSLRs are...

Well, all the Nikon full frame DSLRs are exellent. I sold my D700 for a Fuji X-Pro1. Biggest mistake I ever made! Back to a D600 and I'm happy again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,187
Posted By archeophoto
Loved my Hasselblad, but had to sell it recently...

Loved my Hasselblad, but had to sell it recently :( I had it with me on a great trip to Peru and it returned great images.
I sold it because I use my Rolleis more. But the versatility of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,580
Posted By archeophoto
For me it wouldn't make sense to take 4 35mm...

For me it wouldn't make sense to take 4 35mm cameras. The Rollei and the Leicas do essentially the same thing. I never travel without a medium format camera. Mostly a Rolleiflex or 'Cord. If this is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,667
Posted By archeophoto
Your post made me laugh! I picture the typical...

Your post made me laugh! I picture the typical iPad photographer in front of me holding a 8x10 sized tablet in front of his/her face, trying hard to see anything on the screen in the sun and I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,667
Posted By archeophoto
This is much more typical then you think. And...

This is much more typical then you think.

And the more I age the more I'm glad that memories of my family are preserved in prints and negatives.

If it's only a few photos that really matter, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,667
Posted By archeophoto
And this is exactly were smartphones fail...

And this is exactly were smartphones fail miserably. Most of those moments/memories/snapshots will die with the smartphone one or two years after the picture was taken.
Have you ever seen an ad on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,667
Posted By archeophoto
Camera sales are dropping because everybody...

Camera sales are dropping because everybody already has a camera that works perfectly fine. Not everybody is a gadget crazed fanboy (or girl) that runs out and buys the latest and greatest every...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 3,128
Posted By archeophoto
In my experience people that take great photos...

In my experience people that take great photos with a point and shoot do so because they use a point and shoot.
Also - and I apologize if that sounds rude, I mean no offense - if somebody is not...
Forum: Travel 07-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks jj_birder. Very nice photos, also on your...

Thanks jj_birder. Very nice photos, also on your Flickr account. Did you book your boat to the Galapagos Islands from abroad or when you were there?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By archeophoto
Hi Dan, I have my Va right in front of me. But I...

Hi Dan,
I have my Va right in front of me. But I can't replicate what you are describing. The double exposure lever is not influenced by the shutter release knob. At least not on my camera. It sounds...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By archeophoto
Going to Ecuador in the fall - tips?

My wife and I are going to Ecuador for three weeks in the fall. We plan about a week for the Galapagos Islands and then we have two weeks on the mainland. We are not rich and the Galapagos Islands...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-28-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,120
Posted By archeophoto
Very nice! In times were we can see a gazillion...

Very nice! In times were we can see a gazillion boring images of safaris from just as many tourists, your black and white images really stand out. Well done. My wife and I are planning to go to the...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 06-26-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By archeophoto
Never mind. I think I just found my answer. The...

Never mind. I think I just found my answer. The eyepiece from from my Nikon FM2 fits exactly. So I bet the Nikon DK-3 eyecup for the FM2 will work.
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 06-26-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By archeophoto
Eyecup for the X-pro 1?

Does anybody know if there is an eyecup available for the X-Pro1?

Thanks!
Forum: Forum HELP ! 06-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By archeophoto
Thanks! That helps!

Thanks! That helps!
Forum: Forum HELP ! 06-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By archeophoto
Leaving feedback for buyers?

By the life of me I can't figure out how to leave feedback for a buyer from a for sale ad here on the forum.
I'm sure it's easy, but I need a pointer, please.

Thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,315
Posted By archeophoto
My Entry #2: Sorry, I don't have a receipt as I...

My Entry #2:
Sorry, I don't have a receipt as I found it on the local fleamarket for $30 a few weeks back. It's a Super Ricohflex. Focus was totally stuck when I bought it, but after a bit of work,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,315
Posted By archeophoto
Here my first entry: Petri Color Corrected Super...

Here my first entry:
Petri Color Corrected Super 2.8. This one has a simple 5 speed shutter and works perfectly. Lens is nice. It was a bit dirty when I got it, but it cleaned up nicely. Cost $20 +...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,315
Posted By archeophoto
Absolutely. But it would be nice if there would...

Absolutely. But it would be nice if there would be some sort of receipt. Ebay was just a suggestion so we all have a level playing field :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,873
Posted By archeophoto
Keep checking Ebay as well. I bought a fantastic...

Keep checking Ebay as well. I bought a fantastic user 3.5F with a Xenotar a few weeks back for $495.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By archeophoto
As much as I love Rolleis, I think if you are...

As much as I love Rolleis, I think if you are looking for a wide angle or Tele TLR, there is nothing more cost effective then a Mamiya C220 or C330.
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