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Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By CameraQuest
It's great to see RFF Mentor's offering...

It's great to see RFF Mentor's offering prints!

I would like to see them all selling prints!

Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By CameraQuest
Which Canon EOS FILM cameras have multi spot metering?

I am aware the EOS 3 and EOS 1v have Multi Spot metering.

Are there other film EOS cameras that offer it?

Thanks,
Stephen
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By CameraQuest
There is no right or wrong, just choices. some...

There is no right or wrong, just choices.

some you did not mention ..

1) shoot your EOS lenses on an EOS film body instead of the FD's

2) use Nikon bodies for film, and a Rayqual Nikon to EOS...
Forum: Ricoh Leica M Mount 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By CameraQuest
On Image Quality Alone, GXR vs M8 vs RD1 ?

Amongst the lower priced digital M sensor platforms

RD1 2004 6.1 MP CCD 1.5x crop factor
GXR 2009 12.30 MP, APS-C sized (23.615.7 mm) CMOS sensor
M8 / 8.2 2008 10.3 MP APS 1.3 crop factor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 937
Posted By CameraQuest
There will be a street forum. More details in a...

There will be a street forum.

More details in a few days.

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By CameraQuest
SLR tele converters don't work with M cameras for...

SLR tele converters don't work with M cameras for M glass as the back focus is wrong. On top of that, SLR converters don't have RF cams.

But the same teleconverter could work with a SLR lens on the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,326
Posted By CameraQuest
Except for the complicated dial on top and loud...

Except for the complicated dial on top and loud shutter, Epson and Cosina got it right the first time.

Many consider the RD1 family to handle substantially better than the digital Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By CameraQuest
Take it to a Leica repair person. The chances of...

Take it to a Leica repair person. The chances of anyone not trained in Leica's of getting the camera back together again without damaging it is about 10,000 to 1. Almost all DIYSers damage their...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,320
Posted By CameraQuest
Cropped sensors bothered me too, until I shot the...

Cropped sensors bothered me too, until I shot the RD1 and 8.2. Real world I found it was something I quickly adjusted to.
Sometimes it was to my advantage, like turning a 50/1.4 into a fast...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 5,938
Posted By CameraQuest
For all you know Jim is ill or on leave. Why...

For all you know Jim is ill or on leave.

Why not email the general information email address?

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,320
Posted By CameraQuest
What is the Overall Best Value in Digital Rangefinders?

Considering all variables

including price, image quality, reliability, availability of future repairs, future resale value etc,

what is your choice for the best value in digital rangefinder...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,326
Posted By CameraQuest
just fixed. thanks for pointing it out. Stephen

just fixed. thanks for pointing it out.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,326
Posted By CameraQuest
Misnaming a camera the "M" in the face of 60's...

Misnaming a camera the "M" in the face of 60's years of what, close to a 600,000 + M's before it, is the real misnomer.

Instead of mindlessly following official the Leica misnomer Metropolis...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,326
Posted By CameraQuest
Poll edited to add more models, totals reset to...

Poll edited to add more models,
totals reset to zero,
some posts about missing models deleted,

Please start voting !

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By CameraQuest
OP's please take the time to post in the most...

OP's please take the time to post in the most appropriate forum.

It might not make a lot of difference initially, but it will make a big difference months from now when someone is trying to find...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By CameraQuest
Tom A has been shooting a prototype and says its...

Tom A has been shooting a prototype and says its exceptional.

I'm guessing the new Voigtlander 35/1.7 will be released in the first quarter of 2015, likewise the new Voigtlander 15/4.5...
Forum: Other CSC Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By CameraQuest
Samsung NX1 4K Video 28MP

Samsung just made a big splash in the video world with the anazingly low priced 4000K video NX1.

This could mean a whole new world of low budget hi def independent films.

see...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 3,326
Posted By CameraQuest
What Is Your Favorite Digital Rangefinder Camera?

Poll originally started by Raid.

This is a new version with more voting options.

Votes have been reset to zero.

Stephen
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,996
Posted By CameraQuest
Its interesting to me that some say the M9's...

Its interesting to me that some say the M9's sensor give their favorite digital Leica results,

while others say the results are essentially the same once they became used to the M240 post...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By CameraQuest
Interesting way to save on Air Fares

see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30634144

it must work - they are getting sued

Best,
Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By CameraQuest
Revising votes not possible with the admin...

Revising votes not possible with the admin software interface.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 12-20-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By CameraQuest
New Amedeo Adapter for practically all Nikon or Contax RF lenses to NEX

https://cameraquest.com/jpg6/arm_nrf_crf_e_group.jpghttps://cameraquest.com/jpg6/arm_nrf_crf_e_adp_01.jpg

https://cameraquest.com/jpg6/arm_nrf_crf_e_adp_02.jpghttps://cameraquest.com/jpg6/arm_nrf_crf...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By CameraQuest
it appears to be an adapted pre war Sonnar...

it appears to be an adapted pre war Sonnar originally for the Contax I.

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,080
Posted By CameraQuest
You have to test the meter with a lens...

You have to test the meter with a lens attached.

As a safety feature, the M5 meter cell stays recessed when a lens is not attached.

Stephen
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 5,085
Posted By CameraQuest
not true at all on both counts. 1) over time...

not true at all on both counts.

1) over time newer digital sensors are being engineered to be more wide angle lens friendly. Witness the M240 vs the M9 and the Sony 7s vs the 7r. Such sensor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-15-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By CameraQuest
Phil Stern, iconic Hollywood and Combat Photographer

Phil Stern passed away at 95, after creating some of Hollywood's best known images.

Its interesting to contrast his workstyle with the puffed up self importance of some of today's photographer...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By CameraQuest
M240 Adapted Lenses - Diana, Lomo, or Instamatics?

The M240 freed RF shootings of rangefinder coupling.

Who has adapted the likes of Diana, Lomo, even Instamatic lenses to their M240?

Pics of your adapted lenses their Leica images ?

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By CameraQuest
jbrianfoto - don't forget to post those prints...

jbrianfoto -

don't forget to post those prints you got from Jim!

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-09-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,910
Posted By CameraQuest
To be honest, currently just shy of 114,000...

To be honest,
currently just shy of 114,000 posts in the Digital M forums, over 235,000 posts in the film M forums at RFF.

Overall film is quite popular here, but digital is more popular taking...
Forum: Argus RF 12-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By CameraQuest
Nice pic, 20 or more years ago? .. "the bridge"...

Nice pic, 20 or more years ago?
.. "the bridge" is the Golden Gate Bridge.

the perimeter edge of the fort is famous as the jumping off point into San Francisco bay for Kim Novak's character in...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-05-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,910
Posted By CameraQuest
Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Personally I think the new M9 sensor problems are a great opportunity for Leica to increase sales and increase customer satisfaction.

As it makes no sense to invest Leica R&D into new sensors for a...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-04-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,910
Posted By CameraQuest
Lower Digital M used prices = Buying Opportunity ?

Used Digital M's (all models) prices seem to have taken a hit, at least for the time being thanks to the M9's sensor problems.

For every owner saying goodbye to their digital M series and its...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 12-01-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By CameraQuest
Free Paypal Competition: Bank of America

see https://www.bankofamerica.com/online-banking/mobile-money-transfer.go

Apparently no fees.

Sender and Recipient must have Bank of America accounts.

Send $ to mobile number or email address -...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By CameraQuest
Having lost the PR battle at the time, perhaps...

Having lost the PR battle at the time, perhaps being Mortensen's student did not look so well on the resume.

Stephen
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 202
Views: 9,971
Posted By CameraQuest
Best wishes for a quick recovery ! Stephen

Best wishes for a quick recovery !

Stephen
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By CameraQuest
William Mortensen - New Books, New Appreciation

"An eye for the truly strange" in the LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-william-mortensen-20141130-story.html#page=1) covers new books about and a new appreciation for...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 11-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8,285
Posted By CameraQuest
so it is, try...

so it is,
try https://shop.cameraquest.com/rayqual-fuji-x-pro1/x-e1-lens-adapters/

Thanks,
Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-27-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,910
Posted By CameraQuest
We don't know the totals, but it seems safe to...

We don't know the totals, but it seems safe to say 50,000 or more of cameras with these sensors have been sold. The reported sensor problems are only a very small percentage of that. Leica has...
Forum: Photo Software 11-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By CameraQuest
According to Sean Reid, its best to use one or...

According to Sean Reid, its best to use one or the other correction sets, but not both.

Stephen
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 513
Views: 23,910
Posted By CameraQuest
I've read conflicting reports. Is anyone sure...

I've read conflicting reports. Is anyone sure whether or not this problem affects the M8 and M8.2 ?

Stephen
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By CameraQuest
old news. it is the Leica M6J In my opinion a...

old news.

it is the Leica M6J

In my opinion a far more interesting camera than any of today's in production film...
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-20-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 5,085
Posted By CameraQuest
New Sony A7II with 5 Axis Stabilization Announced

Sony continues to impress with new features other FF cameras don't have.

5-axis in-body image stabilization equivalent to 4.5...
Forum: Photo Software 11-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By CameraQuest
In my discussions with Adobe, apparently the best...

In my discussions with Adobe, apparently the best technique

is shooting the CV lenses

with no bar coding or Leica lens corrections,

and then using the Adobe corrections afterward.

That...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 11-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By CameraQuest
In my discussions with Adobe, apparently the best...

In my discussions with Adobe, apparently the best technique

is shooting the CV lenses

with no bar coding or Leica lens corrections,

and then using the Adobe corrections afterward.

That...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,156
Posted By CameraQuest
What's the point? None for you, if you don't ...

What's the point?

None for you, if you don't understand what is being discussed.

Stephen
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,156
Posted By CameraQuest
In a word, no. This thread is not about their...

In a word, no.

This thread is not about their work.

This thread is about whether or not the commercial "Art World" - photography or not - is so devoid of traditional talent and imagination that...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,156
Posted By CameraQuest
Is what passes for Art today really just something unusual ??

Over the weekend I listened to an eloquent and famous photographer giving a great radio interview. The comments were intelligent and insightful about their childhood determination to be an artist...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By CameraQuest
World's Least Expensive Shutter Tester? $2.99

Please see http://www.photoplug.de/

A new RFF sponsor offering an iphone shutter tester app at $2.99

Seems a bargain to me,
and nice to see that I can finally do something useful with my iphone!...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 11-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By CameraQuest
Contact JapanCameraHunter.com They can get the...

Contact JapanCameraHunter.com

They can get the RD's repaired by Epson.

Stephen
Forum: Nikon Historical Society -- hosted by Bob Rotoloni 11-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By CameraQuest
bump. does anyone understand the Japanese patent...

bump.

does anyone understand the Japanese patent office site ?

Stephen
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