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Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 01-31-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By sprokitt
I have both. I'll test them out and post some...

I have both. I'll test them out and post some shots.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By sprokitt
Sony Zeiss 24/1.8 Clearly shows what a Zeiss lens...

Sony Zeiss 24/1.8
Clearly shows what a Zeiss lens can do on the NEX
Forum: Nikon RF 01-21-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,207
Posted By sprokitt
It's not your fault. Don't blame yourself. They...

It's not your fault. Don't blame yourself.
They might as well call this forum RangerFinder Anonymous.

Hi. My name is XXXXX, and I have a photography problem.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 5,295
Posted By sprokitt
1. Man Centered Square Triangles 2. Indecisive...

1. Man Centered Square Triangles
2. Indecisive Moment
3. Roller Derby
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 01-12-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 4,089
Posted By sprokitt
You nailed it. At some point you have to decide...

You nailed it. At some point you have to decide who is taking the photo - you or the guy who programmed your camera. The choice is MUCH easier the more manual you go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 5,350
Posted By sprokitt
Ouch. Take that Nikon!! Sadly, I don't think...

Ouch. Take that Nikon!!
Sadly, I don't think they much care what we think anymore....
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-07-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,961
Posted By sprokitt
Interesting to see two exotic M9s in the mix. I...

Interesting to see two exotic M9s in the mix.

I personally like the Noct 1 and 0.95. Regrettably neither are in my future. I can't bring myself to pay that for a lens. I've thought about the...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 12-27-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,807
Posted By sprokitt
That about sums it up. The technological horizon...

That about sums it up.
The technological horizon has a dlminishing rate of return. More is not better -at some point its just more. More often still, its just more expensive.

Further, despite the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By sprokitt
Have a good time. I hope you enjoy your M9

Have a good time. I hope you enjoy your M9
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 11,484
Posted By sprokitt
What a beauty! Great find. I would love to find...

What a beauty! Great find. I would love to find one like that.

L
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2012
Replies: 302
Views: 26,897
Posted By sprokitt
This thread has me dearly missing medium format. ...

This thread has me dearly missing medium format. I used to shoot a lot with a 500c/m +80 cf, and a Mamiya 6 with all 3 lenses. The base density of B&W film was so much better in medium format that...
Forum: RFF News 12-17-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 18,745
Posted By sprokitt
HA! I needed a good holiday project!!

HA! I needed a good holiday project!!
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,851
Posted By sprokitt
I still have my first Domke, and F2 that my then...

I still have my first Domke, and F2 that my then girlfriend / now wife bought for me back in 1990. I also have an F3x i bought myself in 93 or 94. Both have been everywhere and are still fantastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By sprokitt
Thanks for posting. I haven't seen Sally Mann's...

Thanks for posting.
I haven't seen Sally Mann's work since I was in college (and that was a while ago). Sadly, I suppose I had forgotten to look for her.

Also very happy to see Harry Taylor's work....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By sprokitt
Amazing Photographer in LA

I don't usually post this kind of thing, but I saw this video and am amazed at this photographer's (Ian Ruhter's) images. Not exactly rangefinder work, but some pretty amazing photography.
I hope...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 7,868
Posted By sprokitt
Love it!! Thanks!! From just another parasitic...

Love it!! Thanks!!
From just another parasitic engineer!

L
Forum: Sony NEX / Full Frame Alpha non DSLR Cameras 11-02-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,318
Posted By sprokitt
I had zero experience with the Sony until about 2...

I had zero experience with the Sony until about 2 weeks ago. I helped my sister-in law buy a new camera and the Nex 5N was a great fit in both $ and features. Frankly, I considered it a toy....and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By sprokitt
That was a great car. Bet you wish you still had...

That was a great car. Bet you wish you still had it, and in that condition.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 17,687
Posted By sprokitt
My Camera Store Votes: Cary Camera - Cary, NC. ...

My Camera Store Votes:

Cary Camera - Cary, NC. My first camera store job from about 1987-1989 One of my best friends from high school got me a part time job there when he left for an out of town...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 17,687
Posted By sprokitt
I don't know about 'killed' but it sure did...

I don't know about 'killed' but it sure did change it.
There are many things I miss about film. First and foremost, I miss the high quality gear that was being made in the late 60's through early...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2012
Replies: 886
Views: 81,142
Posted By sprokitt
Love this shot. Also love the one of the park...

Love this shot. Also love the one of the park bench.
Nice work. Flags would make a good theme for a photo essay. It seems Ft Wayne would give an interesting perspective.

Good luck finishing the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By sprokitt
Wish I could afford to. I think I'm actually...

Wish I could afford to. I think I'm actually safer without the Leica. I'm sure I would somehow justify needing something if I had it with me. I brought the Nikon with me this trip anyway. Not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By sprokitt
Anyone in Hong Kong this weekend?

Hello and happy new year to all!

Anyone in Hong Kong this weekend?
I didn't bring my Leica this trip, but would certainly like to meet and fellow RFF-ers for a beer or 3. Suggestions for places to...
Forum: RFF News 09-26-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,110
Posted By sprokitt
Actually, the shareholders would do better to...

Actually, the shareholders would do better to sell the whole company knowing the only piece an aquifers wants is the sensor group. that would leave e remaining dirty work of killing and piecing out...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By sprokitt
Hey, congrats and enjoy every minute. All the...

Hey, congrats and enjoy every minute. All the best.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-19-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By sprokitt
I have this setup and concur with everything said...

I have this setup and concur with everything said so far. I have shot the lens w/o a finder, but doing so means you will be doing a lot of cropping later.
As for big prints / hi iso - the print...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-28-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 62,566
Posted By sprokitt
Shot my last 3 rolls over Christmas and they went...

Shot my last 3 rolls over Christmas and they went out FedEx today. I decided to retire a couple of my favorite film cameras with a final roll of Kodachrome each. My last frames were of my wife and...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-28-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,358
Posted By sprokitt
Tough call. I agree with Stephen G. The M8...

Tough call. I agree with Stephen G. The M8 price to performance ratio is about as good as you can get if you want a digital M body. But even the recent auction for a user without box or any...
Forum: Off Topic 12-28-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By sprokitt
Contest

Looks like a M9 contest. See the quote from Steve's Facebook page below.
Lord only knows how many entries he'll have....I wish him luck managing that contest.
Steve Huff...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By sprokitt
Hey Jeremy. Nice work on your website. How much...

Hey Jeremy. Nice work on your website. How much of that do you shoot with M?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By sprokitt
No, sorry. The M2 was a gift from my dad and has...

No, sorry. The M2 was a gift from my dad and has a great story behind it. I could never part with it.
I plan to keep the oldest pieces of my film gear around to pass on to my son. But thanks for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By sprokitt
Kodachrome...

Me too. I fedex-ed my last 3 rolls this evening.
I actually decided to have a "retirement party" for some of my film gear. I so rarely shoot film anymore, I couldn't think of a better way to retire...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 5,414
Posted By sprokitt
Axiom Very sorry for the illness to your loved...

Axiom
Very sorry for the illness to your loved one.
Know that none of us are alone. We love photography because is somehow tangibly captures our memories. Those memories, of those we love, are all...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 12-17-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 5,025
Posted By sprokitt
I use the M mount version which I've manually...

I use the M mount version which I've manually coded for my M8. I do see some mild vignetting in the corners, but the lens looks pretty good for what it is. I would definitely try another lens / LTM...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 12-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By sprokitt
[QUOTE=k.a;1488546]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/...

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k.a.:
The shots are great. Are the spots in the sky on shot #1 dust on your sensor or something else?
Inspiring...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-25-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,079
Posted By sprokitt
This is the key, its the base density (as in...

This is the key, its the base density (as in densitometer). The film base for 120 is <50% that of 135. In other words, how transparent an unexposed piece of film is.

Take 2 pieces of unexposed...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-15-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 10,990
Posted By sprokitt
I have the 28/2.8 on an M8. My only complaint is...

I have the 28/2.8 on an M8. My only complaint is speed. While the 28 makes fantastic images its kind of slow for available light. If I had it to do again I would go for a 28/2 from either Leica or...
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 11-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By sprokitt
Nice images. I had a QL17 for a while along with...

Nice images. I had a QL17 for a while along with the little flash in the early 90's. I used it as a P&S for parties and light travel. Always a fun and reliable little camera. It was also the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-15-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By sprokitt
Cool!! I played around with the M8 and IR. Your...

Cool!! I played around with the M8 and IR. Your workflow is helpful. I think I'll try some more now that I have a bit of a better plan.

Thanks for posting.
Forum: RFF News 11-08-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,575
Posted By sprokitt
I think we can cut down on all the discussions...

I think we can cut down on all the discussions now by simply quoting
1) ...it is not acceptable!!
2) ...it is against conventions.
3) ...no exceptions - see rules 1 and 2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 4,432
Posted By sprokitt
So I have an M8 which I enjoy. However, a few...

So I have an M8 which I enjoy. However, a few weeks ago I finally had need for a DSLR. While I really wanted a D700 I got such a good deal on a used D300 I decided to give it a try. I must say,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 11-07-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By sprokitt
Having owned my M8 for a while now I would second...

Having owned my M8 for a while now I would second RAMOSA's opinion.
I have a 28/2.8 that is fine in bright light but not so useful in low light. The relatively poor high ISO performance of the M8...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By sprokitt
Tough to say without seeing the whole roll. If...

Tough to say without seeing the whole roll. If all the frames have the same color shift it could be old film (that was not properly stored), or possibly bad development (spent chemistry).

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By sprokitt
I don't think there is an easy way to mount the...

I don't think there is an easy way to mount the goggles. It would probably be cheaper to just buy a used CV 35mm finder. I agree with Huubl. Just use the full finder window on the M3.

BTW. The...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-30-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,165
Posted By sprokitt
V1. The people give the photo scale, and the...

V1.
The people give the photo scale, and the sideways look highlights the fact that there is something unusual in the lower right.

Good photo.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-29-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By sprokitt
The way I see it, I'm not using a lens without...

The way I see it, I'm not using a lens without some kind of filter on it anyway. Whether its UV or IR makes little difference to me.
The only lens I have without an IR (but with a UV) is my 15,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By sprokitt
Well, given the stunning success of this thread...

Well, given the stunning success of this thread so far....

I'm going!! And NONE of you can stop me. So there!
AND I'll have a fan-freaking-tastic time.
I'm going to shoot the M9.2 and the new...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-29-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 4,366
Posted By sprokitt
I'm interested in that CV75. Can you post some...

I'm interested in that CV75. Can you post some shots? Do you know if there is a thread for it??
Thanks

BTW - great setup. Very similar to mine (M2+M8). I'll use the 8, then switch to the 2 and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-29-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,784
Posted By sprokitt
That's a real time capsule you have there, Keith....

That's a real time capsule you have there, Keith. Fascinating stuff.
This the is first thread I look for when I log in now.
Keep it up
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 09-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By sprokitt
Haven't you heard? Dark magenta. Its the "new...

Haven't you heard?
Dark magenta. Its the "new black."
;)
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