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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,286
Posted By dct
It depends... I like the similar user experience...

It depends... I like the similar user experience of the X-Pro1 and the Hexar RF with several lenses and digital/film difference.
But just to grab it is always the X-100 nowadays.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 5,999
Posted By dct
A spare Konica Hexar RF in a good shape, in...

A spare Konica Hexar RF in a good shape, in parallel to the one I already have.
Just to be on the safe side if...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-25-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
Awsome cards. As of today I got 24: I drop here...

Awsome cards. As of today I got 24:

I drop here my status list: For me it is like a countdown till the last one. I really enjoy the project!

Rob (sdfs)
Zane (zane0777)
Randy (Randolph45)
Stephan...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-19-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
Mine will go to the P.O. tomorrow 20/May. I...

Mine will go to the P.O. tomorrow 20/May.
I enjoyed so much your cards I got already: Thank you all
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-14-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
I see your point. When the deadline is reached...

I see your point. When the deadline is reached and we begin posting and discussing the shotd we used for this round we could also add some images which didn't make it. And why. I had around 5...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-14-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
This was indeed the most difficult part!

This was indeed the most difficult part!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-14-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
I was on a trip and my postbox had more than 10...

I was on a trip and my postbox had more than 10 cards in! Now mine are also going their way in the next couple of days.
Because I'm very busy these weeks I've given a first try to TouchNote: This...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By dct
Saw the schedule too late. My bad: Dresden is a...

Saw the schedule too late. My bad: Dresden is a good place to photograph
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-24-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
I concur. Part of the joy is some wear and...

I concur.
Part of the joy is some wear and scratches on an postcard from far away. And all the postal stamps and remarks on the back side give also an important part of the "postcard charme".

Just...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,622
Posted By dct
This is indeed a good idea to give some fresh air...

This is indeed a good idea to give some fresh air to my postcard projects collection
I like it!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,362
Posted By dct
Glad to read this. Will be happy to participate...

Glad to read this. Will be happy to participate once again.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,710
Posted By dct
Very simple for me: It was - and it is - what I...

Very simple for me: It was - and it is - what I need. I like the mood here, the mostly polite discussions (thanks also to all moderators) and the very large knowhow bases.
It is the only really...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,305
Posted By dct
Never used = none. Actually not used (or no more...

Never used = none.
Actually not used (or no more used) = around 10.
Given the fact I stopped using film cameras in 2016, I have a bunch sitting around.
Next up: reactivate one or two of them and get...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-17-2018
Replies: 194
Views: 9,883
Posted By dct
Thank you Robert, I take your post as a starting...

Thank you Robert,
I take your post as a starting point for the story around my image.

It was on a trip to Vienna last June. As usual we walked too many kilometers through the beautiful city. My main...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-07-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,950
Posted By dct
Nothing. For me. Nothing happens. For an...

Nothing. For me. Nothing happens. For an unplanned snapshot, I can live with my smartphone. But if I want to take "pictures" of something, I spend the few seconds to reach for my compact camera and I...
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,849
Posted By dct
Separate Mobile Layout?

Many discussed pro and cons here are about the way the new .net layout adopts to mobile devices (PLUS). But misses completely the strong look and feel on traditional computer devices (MINUS).

But...
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,849
Posted By dct
This Is A Post Title

I don't use it often, but there are threads where this is useful to enhance a side topics or a summary of the hundred posts before etc.

Not possible in the new forum software?
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,849
Posted By dct
Maybe we should poll the read/contribute usage of...

Maybe we should poll the read/contribute usage of the actually active members of the old forum.

Read only (daily, quickly, during commuting): On smartphone via Tapatalk app. Hence: I don't need a...
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,849
Posted By dct
Agreed. In any case the new forum is too "light"...

Agreed. In any case the new forum is too "light" as viewing experience. No bold or contrast colours to help the eye find its way. It looks very wishy-washy.
This is indeed a big plus of the old...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-19-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,883
Posted By dct
Coming back from a business trip, my cards were...

Coming back from a business trip, my cards were delivered in the post box. And of course again a few of yours!
Now it's time to take the address list and write off the whole pile.
Have a nice Sunday.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-06-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,883
Posted By dct
Dear all, I'm also late. Sorry for...

Dear all,
I'm also late. Sorry for this.

Awaiting these days the delivery from MOO and will send out then my cards as soon as possible.
Thank you all for the cards I already got: It is as usual...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 11,971
Posted By dct
Because you activated the Electronic VF (or you...

Because you activated the Electronic VF (or you are in macro mode which switches mandatory to EVF). Switch back to Optical VF and then you have a similar view like any other classic VF...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-15-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By dct
Well, the Yashicas we are talking here about were...

Well, the Yashicas we are talking here about were fixed lens cameras. To bring the analogy to digital [sic]: I believe my X100 is the best available approach in terms of functionality, shape and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By dct
Thanks for your inspiration. I will double check...

Thanks for your inspiration. I will double check next weekend again, because I have a strange error behavior on my R.flex:

The counter is off some frames & remains off even after doing the whole...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-16-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,883
Posted By dct
Nice to see #9: I'm in again after missing...

Nice to see #9: I'm in again after missing exactly the last one.
It was always a pleasure participating.


(written on mobile device)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-21-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 14,017
Posted By dct
I see your point. Same problem here. If I'm out...

I see your point. Same problem here. If I'm out with a camera just for fun, occasional photos, I have no big problems with my glasses. But if I plan a photo session, I use contact lenses (and need...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,406
Posted By dct
Konica Minolta RD-3000 (same lens mount as...

Konica Minolta RD-3000 (same lens mount as Minolta Vectis system)
Panasonic DMC-FX30 (compact)
Canon PowerShot S100 (compact)
Fujifilm X100
Panasonic DMC-FT5 (compact)
Fujifilm X-Pro1 (XF mount)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By dct
I also use wraps (Tenba) for extra lenses I...

I also use wraps (Tenba) for extra lenses I carry. But I reduced the amount of lenses I'm moving around. Manual M lenses maximum three (one is on the body). For my digital Fujis maximum two...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-27-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,359
Posted By dct
Good choice. Years ago I also had a good deal...

Good choice. Years ago I also had a good deal with a Bessa-L + 15/4.5 + 15 VF. It became my standard wide angle tool for cityscapes.

(And still... I use my 1st Hexar RF mostly for 28 and 50mm...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-15-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,832
Posted By dct
I was used for years with a Konica Hexar RF as my...

I was used for years with a Konica Hexar RF as my main camera (somewhat an M7 clone, if you don't know it). Then I bought a Fuji X100 and - reading and testing - I set the controls to be used as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,565
Posted By dct
I agree slightly with both sides of the dispute...

I agree slightly with both sides of the dispute in the last posts here. But I don't want to move the same discussion further: I am just one of the millions of camera users out there and I'm inclined...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-06-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
The 1st time I saw this installation, years ago...

The 1st time I saw this installation, years ago in Zurich, I was really impressed. Given alone its height of 9 meters.
I didn't know how much it will stay here at the Zurich lake shoreline; therefore...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 4,439
Posted By dct
This thread comes up to the right time. Last...

This thread comes up to the right time.

Last weekend I did a double check of my fridge and found a 1-2 year old box with 10 undeveloped rolls! Well, I keep track of my film rolls and know exactly...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-30-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Good to know, thanks for mentioning my card. My...

Good to know, thanks for mentioning my card. My latest acquisition this Monday was the nice skyscraper card from John (jweber3rd) from Decatur, GA: With this I am at 39.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-22-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Thanks Dan for keeping track again of all the...

Thanks Dan for keeping track again of all the cards. I double check for my entries too and I'm more or less in sync with your list. The only one I'm surprised not having received yet here in Europe,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
I got already three from Australia, here in...

I got already three from Australia, here in Europe. The latest 2 days ago. Don't worry, in the last round one of my cards had more than 20 days to reach the last recipient.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-17-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,198
Posted By dct
Good work! Congratulation for your success.

Good work! Congratulation for your success.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-16-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Dear all, Finally I managed to write all cards:...

Dear all,

Finally I managed to write all cards: They will go tomorrow to the post office. I apologize for being late. One positive side effect it had: I could answer directly to more than 30 of you...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-08-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
It's a shame, but I'm also late. I can send my...

It's a shame, but I'm also late. I can send my cards in the next couple of weeks.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-14-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
6 cards received and also the delivery from...

6 cards received and also the delivery from moo.com with mine.
Now the handicraft starts!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-05-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
I got also a 1st card. Had (again, as all times...

I got also a 1st card. Had (again, as all times before) a tedious time selecting the final image from a bunch of candidates. Now the order is ongoing. Looking forward for your cards!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-29-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Typo? I suppose the 18th is me. Just to be sure...

Typo? I suppose the 18th is me.
Just to be sure beeing still in!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-21-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Good Lord! Glad to see you emerging from your...

Good Lord! Glad to see you emerging from your disease. All the best and I look forward for yours and other interesting cards in the next couple of months.
Forum: Travel 02-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By dct
Madrid in May

Instead of opening a new thread, I enjoy your photos and ask for suggestions regarding Madrid in May:

During a company outing I will have an afternoon for me alone walking through the streets. Any...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-28-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,565
Posted By dct
Thanks Bojan. Glad being in also for this round....

Thanks Bojan. Glad being in also for this round. PM is sent.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By dct
Still using the Bessa L too with the LTM CV...

Still using the Bessa L too with the LTM CV 15/4.5 plus external VF. Cityscapes and landscapes. Best pairing.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,474
Posted By dct
Lack of clarity

Exactly that.
Not a (D)SLR related example, but an OVF one. For that reason slightly off-topic. But it was a revealing and satisfying experience when my son (used for many years to EVF and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-15-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Good this thread comes back. Wasn't the agreement...

Good this thread comes back. Wasn't the agreement to post the images with some background information (here in the same thread) after all got their cards? This way all readers who didn't participate...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,448
Posted By dct
As long as I can look through a viewfinder lens...

As long as I can look through a viewfinder lens and adjust focus manually using a 2nd image I would call it a RF camera, say Leica M. If the viewfinder changes to a small display only (called EVF),...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,017
Posted By dct
I where glasses since many decades but have no...

I where glasses since many decades but have no problem using them on camera viewfinders because I changed the finish already years ago to hardened surfaces. Before I got indeed some scratches coming...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By dct
Similar for the former Minolta flash system: It...

Similar for the former Minolta flash system: It was all based on IR lights.
I still miss a complete flash solution fir my Fujis


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Forum: RFF Polls 09-07-2015
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,327
Posted By dct
I used the weekend to drive near Florence,...

I used the weekend to drive near Florence, Tuscany, in Italy. There I will spend a week and shoot accordingly.
Forum: RFF News 08-19-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 24,725
Posted By dct
Great news! Will check it soon.

Great news! Will check it soon.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-29-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
I got all cards but one out of the stats of...

I got all cards but one out of the stats of seakyaker1: Really enjoying this round and I will be happy to get also the delayed ones.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-18-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Thanks, I'm becalmed now regarding my overseas...

Thanks, I'm becalmed now regarding my overseas cards.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-16-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Dan, sorry, how could I mess this up? You are...

Dan, sorry, how could I mess this up? You are right of course. Maybe I was too upset when I wrote this beacause my overseas cards are still not in your mailboxes.
Valentino


My appeal to all...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-15-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Very odd delivery times of the postal...

Very odd delivery times of the postal services.
You got already this shipment from Europe over the pond. I don't, here in Europe.
Inversely my card has reached European recipients quiet fast, but no...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,818
Posted By dct
On a side topic (selfie-hate): Nothing wrong with...

On a side topic (selfie-hate):
Nothing wrong with a few selfies of a holiday trip. But when someone shows me his/her holiday images of interesting places in the world (take the Blue Mosque in...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-25-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Same count here beside this one from Russia. I...

Same count here beside this one from Russia.
I sent mine via 1st class international 3 weeks ago: They should arrive in the next couple of days also over the pond and down under. I wonder if somebody...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-30-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Mine are out too now, including this last...

Mine are out too now, including this last address.
Until this Sunday I got a total of 18 cards: I love these type of projects!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By dct
Not for sure, it depends what exactly is out of...

Not for sure, it depends what exactly is out of line.

Through the little hole you can only access the screw of the RF prism element
(see this zoomed view...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,890
Posted By dct
Only for extensive macro or landscape work. But...

Only for extensive macro or landscape work. But for occasional images outside I'm used going down to 1/30 or slower with a film RF body or digital mirrorless cameras, provided I find a firm stand.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By dct
Here you...

Here you go!
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58337
Scroll down and the camera is open
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 6,364
Posted By dct
Exactly. Just think at moving objects. My wish...

Exactly. Just think at moving objects.
My wish would be something like an X100 with adjustable panorama field of view (similar to TX1/TX2)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-23-2015
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,327
Posted By dct
Rainy weather since a week keeps me more at home...

Rainy weather since a week keeps me more at home than outside. But this is all right because I have to process and finalize the images from a big family event three weeks ago (85 final images still...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Bojan: I made a mistake regarding the number of...

Bojan: I made a mistake regarding the number of cards I ordered (and used also outside this project) and at the end I hadn't enough cards to send the same project image also to the involved young...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Thanks for the 2nd card: I did enjoy it! I use...

Thanks for the 2nd card: I did enjoy it!
I use this variant of the MOO ordering process (making different prints) too, when I prepare a new series of private postcards where I only want 3 times the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
I'm at 15 from 14, because Paul (from Lafayette)...

I'm at 15 from 14, because Paul (from Lafayette) sent me two: Thanks!
It was straining but my handwritten cards are now also ready to send.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
I stand corrected! Wasn't at home and I was told...

I stand corrected!
Wasn't at home and I was told 14 are in (10 days ago): They were 7, not 14!

As of today I'm at 9 cards. Mine did arrive at my postbox and I will be able to write and send this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,331
Posted By dct
I concur with this approach. I don't know which...

I concur with this approach.
I don't know which camera Bill was using (without user manual), but I'm confident that more modern cameras as the Fuji X series support the MF/AF method mentioned by...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-10-2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41,195
Posted By dct
Nowadays I would poll for "Mostly Digital, Some...

Nowadays I would poll for "Mostly Digital, Some Film". The game changer were the
Fuji X100 replacing the Ricoh 500GX (mechanically not perfect)
and
Fuji X-Pro1 system replacing the Minolta Vectis...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-09-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
14 cards received: Thank you all! Mine are...

14 cards received: Thank you all! Mine are finally ordered. Will post again when they are on the way to you.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-07-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Always the same problem: me too! This weekend I...

Always the same problem: me too!
This weekend I will pull the trigger. Enough indecision.
Forum: Travel 04-24-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,134
Posted By dct
Just stumbled over a World Happiness Report...

Just stumbled over a World Happiness Report :confused:
http://worldhappiness.report

At a first glance (it seems to be a scientific master work with days to read on) in the Download section, my...
Forum: RFF News 04-24-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 24,725
Posted By dct
Since a few days ForumRunner doesn't work anymore...

Since a few days ForumRunner doesn't work anymore for me. Until then at least I could have a look at threads with not more than 100-200 posts. For many other fora I use TapaTalk and it works pretty...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,749
Posted By dct
Agreed. Add the Foveon sensors and the Monochrom...

Agreed.
Add the Foveon sensors and the Monochrom one of Leica and you are back to the analog comparison discussions. Decades ago we agreed (i did at least), that you cannot compare two images just...
Forum: Travel 04-20-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,134
Posted By dct
An eye opening thread, indeed. I'm 6-8 years...

An eye opening thread, indeed.

I'm 6-8 years away from retirement but looking already for possible destinations. Now living and working in Switzerland, my targets I'm thinking of are: France, Spain,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
We defined there are no limits (apart from NSFW...

We defined there are no limits (apart from NSFW pictures :o ) regarding the topic of the postcard. Why not a selfie?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2015
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,371
Posted By dct
That's enough for me: I'm tired waiting for my...

That's enough for me: I'm tired waiting for my optical screw in correction lens for my (new to me) X-Pro1 body. Today I switched from the X100 to the X-Pro1 + 18-55F2.8-4 and put it in my bag.
A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By dct
Well said! And the industry should be able to...

Well said!

And the industry should be able to achieved this simplification without the price range of a collector's model like the M60 (type 240).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 5,114
Posted By dct
Welcome to Hexar RF: The CV 28/3.5 is still one...

Welcome to Hexar RF: The CV 28/3.5 is still one of my preferred lenses on this camera.
Enjoy!
Forum: Photo Software 04-08-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By dct
(highlighted your keywords for reference in my...

(highlighted your keywords for reference in my comment)

Very good suggestions until now. I'm also addicted to a mixed workflow (digital and analog in parallel) and my filing system is just files in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-03-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,657
Posted By dct
That makes around 350 images per day? Every day!...

That makes around 350 images per day? Every day! Add the time for screening and post processing: When do you sleep during your month? ;)
Or do you use just a few keepers per day? All right, this...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-01-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,657
Posted By dct
Never had problems with film cameras on trips....

Never had problems with film cameras on trips. But it depends: If I'm on the way to a business trip with less time for photography, I use more the digital cameras. If I'm going to holidays then I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,444
Posted By dct
Around 1.8 factor difference gives the correct...

Around 1.8 factor difference gives the correct spread for me.
15/28/50/90mm on standard 135 film are my favourite focal lengths since many years.
I tried also 18/40/75/135 but this doesn't fit my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By dct
For whom it was not known: I found these insights...

For whom it was not known: I found these insights on the Bessa-T at our bartender's site.
https://www.cameraquest.com/VCBessaT.htm
Nice reading.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By dct
If you are new to RF cameras I would also suggest...

If you are new to RF cameras I would also suggest the R model. Personally I would go for the T model only as a cheap body for longer focal lenses, having a much better effective RF base length for...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,097
Posted By dct
Exactly this. What I see in my Fuji X series is...

Exactly this.
What I see in my Fuji X series is this approach, having a meter (or feet) bar with an in-focus-field depending on the aperture and a mark where the lens focus is actually set manually...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4,039
Posted By dct
I would like to point to the thread questioning a...

I would like to point to the thread questioning a Vectis to FX adaptor already a few years ago. Having a flange to sensor distance of ~36...38 mm it would give enough space for a DIY interface to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4,039
Posted By dct
Very interesting. Thanks for your mechanical...

Very interesting. Thanks for your mechanical measuring work. Is it also known how the electrical connections are configured? And does somebody know details about the lens protocol?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2015
Replies: 25
Poll: Listed AS IS
Views: 3,558
Posted By dct
A few years ago I got a Bessa-L "as is": A...

A few years ago I got a Bessa-L "as is": A CV15/4.5 was screwed in as "spare lens".
Both are in perfect state and the lens alone is worth twice the price I paid for the whole item.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By dct
I too mostly go out without a specific...

I too mostly go out without a specific photographic goal, but then I might see an interesting topic (again, a third time maybe) and I begin developing a feeling for an emerging new idea =...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-26-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,011
Posted By dct
Here I am again. Good I'm travelling to Italy...

Here I am again.
Good I'm travelling to Italy next week: Maybe I will realize some new ideas for my card.
Thanks Rob for organizing again.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,703
Posted By dct
No, I don't miss this aspect because I understood...

No, I don't miss this aspect because I understood the idea is to mimic the mechanical RF with a digital/sensor based one, still with superimposed RF patch/image into the normal tunnel viewfinder....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,703
Posted By dct
Excellent approach. BTW I'm really wondering why...

Excellent approach.

BTW I'm really wondering why Leica didn't already go this way (true triangulating manual digital RF) as a new M evolution model (or side line of the M series). The basic idea is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By dct
For what I know most of the cameras with AF help...

For what I know most of the cameras with AF help light uses white-yellow-amber lights since a long time. Part of the AF film cameras had this feature also. It is correct to wonder why hi end cameras...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By dct
Thank you for the Bernard Manning citation, Joe....

Thank you for the Bernard Manning citation, Joe. Merry Christmas to you and all the followers here.
Valentino
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 17,720
Posted By dct
Using the direct-access zipper

Good points and still, I like the Tenba bag lines: They are very well thought in general.
Let me add to your comment above my experience, having since several years the very similar Tenba Messenger...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,860
Posted By dct
:D Good one!

:D Good one!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 7,272
Posted By dct
General Theme versus Project

Indeed, not all theme oriented photography is a project per se. This is most of my family photography: Theme remains the same but few of the series can be put together to a body of work who could be...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-26-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,124
Posted By dct
I left the majority - as of today's sums - years...

I left the majority - as of today's sums - years ago. Supposedly the next poll here will take place when I already made the jump into the sixties.

Agree with most of the elder poster: most days I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-26-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Good Rob's image is on its way: I will not remain...

Good Rob's image is on its way: I will not remain the latest sender!

My image was a unexpected occasion to visit the jewish community's synagogue in Basel, Switzerland, accompanied by a community...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-24-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,233
Posted By dct
Just put the cam on continuous record and then...

Just put the cam on continuous record and then walk through the world.
For me it sounds like a new approach to 'spray & pray' technique: isn't it? :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 23,623
Posted By dct
15/28/50/90mm is the standard I need and own. The...

15/28/50/90mm is the standard I need and own.
The only one I'm looking for in addition to those is one of the faster 75mm.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-25-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
That's a weight off my mind, thank you all for...

That's a weight off my mind, thank you all for confirmation.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By dct
I'm very interested in your trials, because I own...

I'm very interested in your trials, because I own all Vectis lenses and would really like to see a solution to use them on a APS-C digital body. Please let us know your test results.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By dct
Congratulations! Now Leica should give you some...

Congratulations!
Now Leica should give you some tribute for that early marketing decision!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-09-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Me too! :D Has anybody received my card already...

Me too! :D

Has anybody received my card already (blue synagogue)? I'm asking due to my dispatching problems I created myself... :(
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-06-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Sorry Conrad, I also didn't get any card from...

Sorry Conrad, I also didn't get any card from your side so far.
Did you receive ours (especially mine, which was sent out in the beginning of September)?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-29-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
The vacations are finished and the overseas cards...

The vacations are finished and the overseas cards (from an EU point of view) are on its way too. When I got the box with the retained mail after three weeks there where at least a dozen of cards in...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-04-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Dear all, I apologize for my mistake! I made two...

Dear all,
I apologize for my mistake! I made two stacks of cards to send off during my holidays but only one made its way into my bag (the few European ones).

All overseas - including the USA/CDN...
Forum: RFF News 07-24-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
Oh no, please, not again. You found another UI...

Oh no, please, not again. You found another UI difference between Graphite and HexCell styles :( I always use HexCell and, apart from missing some menu links on top, it also misses these special line...
Forum: RFF News 07-24-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
Find Moderators function?

Sorry, I'm not aware of a RFF function where I can have a list of moderators with one click: I just mentioned the ones I know. Is there such a list?
If not --> ENHANCEMENT request (one more)



Good...
Forum: RFF News 07-23-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
Is this your official application?...

Is this your official application? :rolleyes:

But that's correct: As far as I know we have moderators from Canada, GB and USA (several). Pacific representatives, as well as Latin America, Africa,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-20-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Now I got my 2nd card too. And my order from...

Now I got my 2nd card too.
And my order from MOO.COM was also in my letter box. :o
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2014
Replies: 628
Views: 159,235
Posted By dct
High shipping charges

I used this service since 2011. It was advantageous for development including high-res scanning even from overseas.

But the shipping costs went prohibitive now (always using the same USPS priority)....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By dct
Independently of the final image, I always store...

Independently of the final image, I always store JPEG + RAW. Keeping all doors open for later PP is a benefit of digital I never would omit.
Regarding the JPEG/EVF/preview settings of a b&w session,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-14-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Me too, got it this weekend. Someone couldn't...

Me too, got it this weekend. Someone couldn't wait :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,363
Posted By dct
Nearly the same here. Still one or two years more...

Nearly the same here. Still one or two years more to wait. In the meantime I always have a look to media information around Arles and the exposition.
Our national Swiss TV company had also some...
Forum: RFF News 07-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,407
Posted By dct
URL upload works

It works for me. Just made this test:

From here: http://www.pbase.com/dct/image/137120202/large

To here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=230446
(of course inserting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,614
Posted By dct
This. Nowadays 1C1L is the 35mm FoV equivalent...

This.

Nowadays 1C1L is the 35mm FoV equivalent of the X100 for me.
If not digital I carry the 28mm on a RF. But adding a CV50/2.5 in the bag is not really an extra effort to carry!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-21-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Well balanced this time!

Well balanced this time!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By dct
Can confirm: When my Rollei B 35 was still...

Can confirm: When my Rollei B 35 was still working, I regularly got 37-39 frames.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-19-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,369
Posted By dct
Just found an example: The KUNSTHAUS Zurich...

Just found an example: The KUNSTHAUS Zurich explicitly allows photography for their permanent exhibition.
http://www.kunsthaus.ch/en/information/
(read: general house rules)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By dct
In my browser (Firefox) it looks properly on...

In my browser (Firefox) it looks properly on notebook. Of course, if I call the same page from my smartphone, it shrinks down the the smartphone browser size. Which is not much more than a postage...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-17-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,369
Posted By dct
Things are changing

Just heard a podcast on this topic (1st minutes, only German).
http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/kultur-kompakt/fotografieren-erlaubt-paradigmenwechsel-in-den-museen

It seems museums in Switzerland are...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,596
Posted By dct
Can confirm the CV15/4.5 + Bessa-L (plus 15 VF)...

Can confirm the CV15/4.5 + Bessa-L (plus 15 VF) as a good combo for special panoramic field of view.

I use it too, but not as my main lens for travel. If I had to go with one lens/one body only, I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-28-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
What if we say: NOPE !? :)

What if we say: NOPE !? :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-28-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
As usual I'm late with my subject decision, card...

As usual I'm late with my subject decision, card order and delivery at the latest moment :o
If I know the exact number in a few weeks it is early enough.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,262
Posted By dct
No. Even if I look for digital P&S, I want fast...

No. Even if I look for digital P&S, I want fast accessible PAMS control, possibly manual focus and a decent "photographic" interface, including a good surface feel (like a few real buttons...)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,262
Posted By dct
Thanks for mentioning the Nikon 35ti: I should...

Thanks for mentioning the Nikon 35ti: I should have better emphasized in my previous post, that I'm looking for a digital small fixed lens solution.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,262
Posted By dct
Pocketable: means what exactly?

Exactly. I guess max. 30mm thickness is the limit for jeans or short pockets. After my film P&S era I had a Pana FX30 and now my Canon S100 is mechanically gone too. I'm looking for a new truly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2014
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,538
Posted By dct
Istanbul Fishing

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1401014348.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/mygallery.php)

Fuji X100
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2014
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,538
Posted By dct
Getting rusty

Pillar of Zurich Main Station
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1400745486.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/mygallery.php)

CV50/2.5 on Konica...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-15-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By dct
Another old fart apparently :D I have to answer...

Another old fart apparently :D
I have to answer YES and NO. Yes, I own a 19C, but no, it is not on display but on my desk still WORKING :p
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-14-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By dct
So I am on the lucky side: my cabinets display...

So I am on the lucky side: my cabinets display only old hp calculators, model cars & old cameras. :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 17,119
Posted By dct
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Travel 05-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By dct
Thank you 'semrich'

I was truly grateful for the personal tour Richard gave me this Saturday afternoon at Istanbul. His knowledge of the city, photographic advices and background information were worth a mint!

Add the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,371
Posted By dct
For a week in the deep south of Italy I carry the...

For a week in the deep south of Italy I carry the Hexar RF and Canon S100 P&S
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By dct
I also own a Bessa-L. I remember having some...

I also own a Bessa-L. I remember having some double exposure on the last images of the roll 2013 but I didn't have time to investigate further.
These days I'm on a trip but I'm back home around May...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 7,991
Posted By dct
My 1st thought after the announcement was: Do...

My 1st thought after the announcement was: Do they release an APS-C (expected!) CSC with all known goodies from the other interesting CSCs offerings around?
(My personal favorites: Sony NEX-6, Pana...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-22-2014
Replies: 149
Views: 21,045
Posted By dct
Can follow your arguments. Highlight 1: I do...

Can follow your arguments.
Highlight 1: I do likewise
Highlight 2: Both. Because my personal experience is:
Different tools are used differently and achieve different content results (I don't talk...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By dct
Apart of the images I had to chuckle regarding...

Apart of the images I had to chuckle regarding your trip preparation story, with all the considerations and doubts regarding the correct gear setup for this long journey. I will be away only 10 days...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 73,078
Posted By dct
Ruin 2

The not so perfect side of Switzerland

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1398068977.SEQ.0.jpg ...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-20-2014
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,327
Posted By dct
No photographs this long weekend. But I prepare...

No photographs this long weekend. But I prepare my cameras, films, batteries, recharger and memory cards for two upcoming trips in the next couple of weeks.
And the remaining spare time is used to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2014
Replies: 423
Views: 73,078
Posted By dct
Ruin 1

The not so perfect side of Switzerland

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1398032659.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2014
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,167
Posted By dct
Fountain Shooters

Didn't realize the many photographers around until I almost left the square: It was a snap back over my shoulder in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,834
Posted By dct
My 2 € cents on this. More than 90 % of the gear...

My 2 € cents on this.

More than 90 % of the gear impact finds expression in my own personal satisfaction, patience, concentration, feelgood factor and realization of my fantasies when I'm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By dct
Because of my business trips and holidays, my...

Because of my business trips and holidays, my only chance to visit will be May 17th.
http://www.akkuuster.ch/index.php?id=13

@robert blu: Do you mind meeting together for a Swiss-Italian RFF...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-16-2014
Replies: 628
Views: 159,235
Posted By dct
I'm not sure if you can select USPS 1st class...

I'm not sure if you can select USPS 1st class package too in the order page of this service. If you don't mind waiting a few days longer, this would be the cheapest shipping method, especially for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By dct
Are you there personally? It is just 15km from my...

Are you there personally? It is just 15km from my home but tomorrow 15th I'll be in central Switzerland on a business trip.

Bad timing :/
But hope you get good feedback
Valentino
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,961
Posted By dct
Good snaps, Bob. It was a funny reading, this...

Good snaps, Bob.
It was a funny reading, this thread. It is like a mirror for me and now I see why there are no images from myself taken with one of my RF cameras: My experience was occasional people...
Forum: RFF News 04-08-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
++1! old & correct enhancement

++1!

old & correct enhancement
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2014
Replies: 2,531
Views: 624,148
Posted By dct
Fruits

Zurich Main Station Market

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1396853075.SEQ.0.jpg
Velvia Simulation used
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By dct
I should have added I'm using a X100 with SW...

I should have added I'm using a X100 with SW version 2.01. Maybe you have an older SW version or the X100s: Menu items may have shifted position or may depend from other settings if they become...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By dct
I don't get the whole problem: The OVF cannot...

I don't get the whole problem: The OVF cannot darken. It is just a hole with lenses!
Maybe I'm just slow on the uptake, but does the TO speak of the EVF? Or the head up information in the OVF which...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,032
Posted By dct
I am so accustomed to 3:2 (from decades of 135...

I am so accustomed to 3:2 (from decades of 135 film) that all my digital cameras are set to this "my standard" format too. Exceptions are my 120 film 6x6 cameras. Which I use just occasionally.

Of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By dct
Sharing a joke

I also have frozen rolls ready. Use it for what it is: Colour indoors without flash.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1338070411.SEQ.0.jpg
CV50/F2.5 on Konica...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-02-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,792
Posted By dct
;) Beautiful description. And I agree with your...

;) Beautiful description.
And I agree with your perception: As long as the (regular) trolling posts in this forum are way under 5 % I see no reason investing in additional filter and moderator...
Forum: RFF News 03-31-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
This was a good one, Paolo! :D (my ignore list is...

This was a good one, Paolo! :D
(my ignore list is empty, I post few photos and I wouldn't call me a pro)
Forum: Travel 03-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By dct
Best low light I will have is the X100 ƒ2 with...

Best low light I will have is the X100 ƒ2 with high ISO and a CV 50mm ƒ1.5 for pushed 1600 ISO film. Will this be enough for this environment?
Forum: RFF News 03-30-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,725
Posted By dct
Correct. Since the Fuji X Forum and its German...

Correct. Since the Fuji X Forum and its German counterpart (https://www.google.ch/#q=fuji+x+forum) use IP.Board 3.4.6 I just handle the mobile skin from my mobile phone browser and don't use a...
Forum: RFF News 03-29-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,725
Posted By dct
This +1 It is the parsing error you always get...

This +1

It is the parsing error you always get on very long threads with FR.
Annoying
Forum: RFF News 03-29-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,725
Posted By dct
I didn't vote because I don't know Tapatalk and...

I didn't vote because I don't know Tapatalk and use Forum Runner only for three fora, one of those is RFF. BTW: Is this a poll for what we want or what we use?

FR works properly with RFF but cannot...
Forum: RFF News 03-28-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
Like your assumption, but it is not a mistake the...

Like your assumption, but it is not a mistake the forum name mentions a type of photographing GEAR, rather than images
;) <----
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-28-2014
Replies: 628
Views: 159,235
Posted By dct
Same experience here: Never had substantial...

Same experience here: Never had substantial problems with my orders and the results, but the status change in their order system is 1-2 month behind the delivery. :)
Forum: RFF News 03-28-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,742
Posted By dct
Regarding the look of the site, I support the...

Regarding the look of the site, I support the group "I like it like it is". I don't like "modern" flickering gimmickly web features for the sake of itself.
And I support this. At DPreview the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,718
Posted By dct
Agreed fully. As long we are conscious new gear...

Agreed fully.
As long we are conscious new gear is for our good feeling & not for better images it's all right. But, speaking of ergonomics & user interface: using a camera I feel comfortable is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By dct
+1 on that similar thoughts since years when the...

+1 on that
similar thoughts since years when the discussion about 'saving a true RF. experience into digital' started.
The tech pieces are there...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,250
Posted By dct
Around 95 % of my keepers from my X100 are...

Around 95 % of my keepers from my X100 are directly OOC JPEGs, often slightly cropped to a perfect frame. That's all I usually invest in PP.
Because of the remaining 5 % I configured JPEG+RAW to have...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By dct
I see the problem. And the "solution" to it. But...

I see the problem. And the "solution" to it.
But it is sad we have still links pointing to the old gallery stuff. The occasional RFF reader wouldn't look for a better link. Do you plan to update...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By dct
I love fun and dreams, let's develop it...

I love fun and dreams, let's develop it further!
Same problem with rangefinders ;) since more than 50 years. Hence not really a problem...
There are already several threads wandering OT with similar...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,499
Posted By dct
Same on my Firefox browser on Windows 7 :(

Same on my Firefox browser on Windows 7 :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,096
Posted By dct
Klostergarten

Capuchin monastery Rapperswil

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1395004957.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=224655)...
Forum: Travel 03-16-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 5,651
Posted By dct
Similar situation in Switzerland (law theory vs...

Similar situation in Switzerland (law theory vs reality). What I do (and advice if asked): Just do your job. Properly, politely and without offending or vulgarizing the portrayed person. On that note...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,605
Posted By dct
I completely concur with your analysis. Looking...

I completely concur with your analysis. Looking at my M lenses I'm somewhere in the 75 % ballpark and this is why I'm planning to buy an affordable modern FF digital back (Sony A7 or competitors)....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 4,153
Posted By dct
There are a few: Look closer at the REPAIR...

There are a few: Look closer at the REPAIR forum.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=116

Your problem might find a solution...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,249
Posted By dct
I agree, better is the enemy of good...

I agree, better is the enemy of good (enough).
Yet still, if I look at my older bigger prints out of 3-6 Mpx files: I don't think they would look any better today starting with a big Mpx file. Of...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By dct
Now I have some more infos: I will be there from...

Now I have some more infos:
I will be there from 9th to 11th May and rest somewhere in Şişli.
The afternoon of Saturday 10th May will be private, without company organized activities. This will be my...
Forum: Travel 03-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By dct
Very kind suggestion, Richard. Thank you. Will...

Very kind suggestion, Richard. Thank you.
Will send you a PM as soon as I got the detailed schedule from the company.
Valentino

@all: Thanks to all contributions so far. Will have a look at the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 25,859
Posted By dct
Yes, look at the mechanical command dials layout...

Yes, look at the mechanical command dials layout & some electronic components & solutions, as well as the inner film chamber details or the clasp outside. Kyocera comes to my mind as a possible...
Forum: Travel 03-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By dct
Istanbul: Advices for a short trip?

How beautiful are threads like this one
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114531

Coincidentally I will be in Istanbul the 1st days of May. Just a short trip of three days organized...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,965
Posted By dct
I think I'm around 50 %. I never got into the...

I think I'm around 50 %. I never got into the nice process of developing and printing myself. This might be the reason because I also hate wasting time in digital post processing. Hence my series are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,918
Posted By dct
Nice looking, for a decommissioned camera in a...

Nice looking, for a decommissioned camera in a cabinet. But all my cameras in use are always dressed with a half case. Such a nice skin doesn't make sense under this given condition.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,027
Posted By dct
I would like to participate if there will be a #20

I would like to participate if there will be a #20
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 15,413
Posted By dct
Living in German speaking EU I saw many native...

Living in German speaking EU I saw many native language fora, as well as many more in English worldwide in the past decades. Few are good but none excels covering my expectations in discussing...
Forum: Other RF 02-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By dct
I speak from personal experience adding: Check...

I speak from personal experience adding:
Check for properly working film advancing and shutter cocking mechanics (with a cheap test film roll)

I decommissioned my Rollei 35 after the second failure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,947
Posted By dct
I own only one VF for the CV15/4.5. It sits...

I own only one VF for the CV15/4.5. It sits normally in one of my camera bag inserts alongside the lens, when not in use.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By dct
You are right. It might be cheaper separating the...

You are right. It might be cheaper separating the development from the scan service. Will try your proposition: Thank you for the enlightenment.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By dct
Admittedly digitalcopy24.de looks interesting...

Admittedly digitalcopy24.de looks interesting solely for scanning. But I forgot to mention an important aspect of my mentioned overseas service in the total costs calculation: it includes also...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By dct
It depends...

Well, let us first define (high end) film scanning.
Are you talking about regular full roll development and scanning, some 20 to 50 rolls (135 = 36*50 = 1800 scans/year) at ~25 Mpix? You will not get...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2014
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,538
Posted By dct
Wecome to Pyraeus

Arrival on board of Costa Classica

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1391339991.SEQ.0.jpg
...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-22-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 49,058
Posted By dct
To each his own. My dad started seriously...

To each his own.

My dad started seriously digital with a Ricoh Caplio R8 (http://www.dpreview.com/products/ricoh/compacts/ricoh_r8) a few years back and put his beloved F&H Rolleiflex Automat 6x6...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,397
Posted By dct
I concur. Years ago when we still had a dreams...

I concur. Years ago when we still had a dreams about a full frame (135 film size) digital replacement for our beloved film RF, we expected only benefits, no downsides. :rolleyes:

Nowadays it is well...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,923
Posted By dct
+1 for the highlighted sentences. I have a...

+1 for the highlighted sentences. I have a Plustek 7200i 35mm and a hp5590 flatbed scanner at home, but I don't use them since years.

Zurich Enge...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 8,765
Posted By dct
Well said... Better than I could. It is very...

Well said... Better than I could. It is very simple for my feel: I'm used, from my photographic beginnings decades ago, to viewfinder cameras. Later also RFs.
I never got accustomed to waist level or...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-30-2013
Replies: 139
Views: 19,322
Posted By dct
When in use, I screw filter and hood on my lenses...

When in use, I screw filter and hood on my lenses to have some protection without a cap. Fiddling around with caps of two different cameras on the road distracts me too much during a photographic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,799
Posted By dct
No new gear to play with until summer: My 2013...

No new gear to play with until summer: My 2013 statistic will continue by 2014.

43 % X100
34 % S100

20 % Hexar RF
3 % Vectis S-1

So mostly the X100 (just updated to 1.21: more fun guaranteed!)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-28-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 29,636
Posted By dct
More old stuff to be tagged in our...

More old stuff to be tagged in our gallery.

Please add this fixed lens RF:
Camera type = Ricoh 500GX (http://www.pbase.com/dct/image/133238523)
Color Rikenon f=40mm 1:2.8

Thank you
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