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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By dreilly
I must have been confused, I'll take the official...

I must have been confused, I'll take the official Nikon site at its word!

Here's a shot from the other morning with the Nikkor-H on a Canon EOS-M3...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By dreilly
I thought I recall reading that both are actually...

I thought I recall reading that both are actually multicoated just that the HC version has improved coatings. Certainly the color of the coatings are different. Anyway, I have both lenses and will do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 5,989
Posted By dreilly
I have heard that the AI-S 50/1.2 is actually the...

I have heard that the AI-S 50/1.2 is actually the sharpest of all the Nikon 50s, stopped down a bit. Do you have any sense of that?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 5,989
Posted By dreilly
I have an old pre-ai 50/2 Nikkor-H, a later AI'd...

I have an old pre-ai 50/2 Nikkor-H, a later AI'd 50/2, and now an HC version is on the way with a camera so I'll have three of those! So far I have only tested them on my digital camera with an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,901
Posted By dreilly
https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6240/6377507001_0585...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6240/6377507001_0585b65e0b_z.jpg

I spent a few days in Istanbul with a D700 and a nifty fifty (I think I had a 105/2.5 too but I probably shot mostly with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,901
Posted By dreilly
Oh heck yeah, especially for that price! I can't...

Oh heck yeah, especially for that price! I can't remember if the shutter is rated to 100,000 or 150,000 but either way it's a good deal. You can even get those non-AI lenses converted at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,013
Posted By dreilly
I like good street photography. Which is any...

I like good street photography. Which is any street photography that I like. I'm somewhat able to analyze a photograph "objectively" in terms of tonality or composition, etc, but this all follows a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,683
Posted By dreilly
I understand it too, but the company has...

I understand it too, but the company has developed lenses specifically for digital applications (like the m4/3 lenses) so it seems that he's also a smart businessman keen to opportunities in spite of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,094
Posted By dreilly
How about an Olympus 35 LC? Awesome lens, same as...

How about an Olympus 35 LC? Awesome lens, same as sp but fully manual except for the light meter. Mine worked for over ten years with some not so gentle treatment, though a day left in the rain may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 8,004
Posted By dreilly
Hmmm, I just wrote a long, lyrical replay and...

Hmmm, I just wrote a long, lyrical replay and then lost it.

I remember buying my FM2 at B&H in NYC in 1999. I was standing right next to Mayor Giuliani, who was chatting with a salesman, camera in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6,701
Posted By dreilly
I always found RFF folks to be pretty omnivorous...

I always found RFF folks to be pretty omnivorous in their camera tastes, and certainly more tolerant than some brand-specific forum members! Plus, as guardians of the true camera, we have the power...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6,701
Posted By dreilly
I totally would get it today. If you don't need...

I totally would get it today. If you don't need video, 12mp is fine, and you don't mind it's (relatively) brick-like weight, it's a magnificent camera. Great viewfinder, beautiful files, amazing...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-09-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By dreilly
I have owned an LC for many years. It's a lovely...

I have owned an LC for many years. It's a lovely camera. Match-needle metering, great, great lens. Very reliable. Assuming it works, yes, grab it.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2015
Replies: 190
Views: 28,685
Posted By dreilly
I recently purchased a 3d printed back for a...

I recently purchased a 3d printed back for a polaroid roll film camera and I converted a 110a to 4x5. It was still costly though less than most pro conversions. Same idea but not digital. I love the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,703
Posted By dreilly
Jeepers, people! It's an interesting project....

Jeepers, people!

It's an interesting project. The design is not particularly lovely but that is taste. It kind of reminds me of Sloth from Goonies. But another M rangefinder? Sure, bring it on. I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,690
Posted By dreilly
pretty body cap

Yeah, right? I couldn't really believe it at first. The seller was brand new. I contacted them to confirm that what was in the photos was accurate. I paid with a credit card through paypal for extra...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By dreilly
I had a GXR and m module along with my R-D1 on a...

I had a GXR and m module along with my R-D1 on a trip to Japan a few years ago. The GXR is far more capable and flexible, but has none of the haptic magic of the R-D1. It just wasn't as much fun to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,690
Posted By dreilly
Just got another R-D1! Frankly, I've been kinda...

Just got another R-D1!

Frankly, I've been kinda bored with my photography lately, at least on the digital side. I think I'd probably enjoy an iPhone the best because of it's ease of workflow, the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-09-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,690
Posted By dreilly
I had both at one time. I loved the feel of the...

I had both at one time. I loved the feel of the M8. I loved the images of the R-D1. In the end I kept the R-D1 for much longer because I loved the images. The cool shutter noise and the nice feel of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-11-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 11,291
Posted By dreilly
I wonder if the black and white prints suffer...

I wonder if the black and white prints suffer because you're viewing them on screen, while the color prints conversely benefit from the luminescence of the screen? I was also taken with the color...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 7,530
Posted By dreilly
I like to shop local or US if I can, with no ill...

I like to shop local or US if I can, with no ill will to the rest of the world! I second the recommendation of San Francisco's Rickshaw...I have a custom zero messenger with a made to fit insert by...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-03-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 9,592
Posted By dreilly
It looks like it has a control wheel around the...

It looks like it has a control wheel around the shutter button. That's a huge, though quite obvious, advance over previous models. Why they didn't do that before...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-15-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 57,559
Posted By dreilly
no coffee maker no care

no coffee maker no care
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-25-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,034
Posted By dreilly
The 28 is nice. I liked the 50 better but I'm...

The 28 is nice. I liked the 50 better but I'm more used to that focal length. I'm not particularly good at composing with a 28. If you like the 50, I think you would like the 28.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-18-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 22,034
Posted By dreilly
Body and M mount seem gone from their website....

Body and M mount seem gone from their website. Direct link to the old page turns up an error, and they are not in the search results. I called them to see if they would pop back into stock but have...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-07-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 5,694
Posted By dreilly
Funny, but nice to see this thread come alive....

Funny, but nice to see this thread come alive. Finally! I sold my GXR gear, but that half off sale is pretty tempting, I must say. It's an extremely versatile camera, I will give it that. And silent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 65,354
Posted By dreilly
I have one, with a 645 pro tl as a rear lens cap....

I have one, with a 645 pro tl as a rear lens cap. I have only developed one roll from it and they came out well (from a lens perspective...they were really boring, but that was my fault!) I find it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 8,877
Views: 866,276
Posted By dreilly
Ikoflex III with f2.8 uncoated tessar. 37mm Ikon...

Ikoflex III with f2.8 uncoated tessar. 37mm Ikon push-fit hood to control veiling flare.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By dreilly
Actually, i just watched Beasts of the Southern...

Actually, i just watched Beasts of the Southern Wild and your blurry photos remind me of it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By dreilly
Ah, pictorialism! Actually those are nice...

Ah, pictorialism!

Actually those are nice misshots!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By dreilly
Nice shot, however!

Nice shot, however!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By dreilly
Reviving a dead thread here. Just had this...

Reviving a dead thread here. Just had this experience with my Hexar AF this AM. Not a particularly heavy fog, I've seen heavier, but when trying to focus on infinity or near it, it would focus all...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By dreilly
I love shooting 1:1 on digital cameras. Actually,...

I love shooting 1:1 on digital cameras. Actually, it is one of those features I look for, along with a in-firmware intervalometer (this should be on every camera, seriously, how many lines of code...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-23-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 57,559
Posted By dreilly
Optional EVF is a good compromise. The Ricoh GRD...

Optional EVF is a good compromise. The Ricoh GRD series has been a successful product line for Ricoh, at least based on the forum chatter and the fact that they keep pumping out new models at their...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-22-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 57,559
Posted By dreilly
Exciting news. Ricoh makes good cameras. I wish...

Exciting news. Ricoh makes good cameras. I wish their JPEG engine was a little better...I don't like shooting raw. Still, they will be one step behind Fuji with the X100s and the X-trans sensor. But...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By dreilly
I always thought olive werras were really cool...

I always thought olive werras were really cool looking. Enjoy it!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,905
Posted By dreilly
Nuts! Essex was great. Hope they reincarnate...

Nuts! Essex was great. Hope they reincarnate somewhere nearby soon.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 15,223
Posted By dreilly
I just bought a Hexar AF, in part inspired by...

I just bought a Hexar AF, in part inspired by this great project.

It is not the first Hexar I have owned, either, and like you I am promising not to sell this one.

I got it in the mail today from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,894
Posted By dreilly
I've used quite a few Minolta AF lenses on Sony...

I've used quite a few Minolta AF lenses on Sony bodies: A850 and A700, and among the ones I have enjoyed are the Beercan, the 50/1.7 and 50/1.4. I also tried a 28/2 and a 20/2.8, both of which I was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,361
Posted By dreilly
I miss my R-D1! I still tinker with the idea of...

I miss my R-D1! I still tinker with the idea of going back to one. No other camera has a feel like it, and the files are really lovely.

My favorite lens on it I don't think has been mentioned: the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,392
Posted By dreilly
Until others confirm it, it's a possible defect....

Until others confirm it, it's a possible defect. Outsourcing quality control to the end-user is a time honored way of doing things (not saying it's right). But anyway, hard to condemn the whole thing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,368
Posted By dreilly
I do not think this is entirely true. As any good...

I do not think this is entirely true. As any good designer knows, things can and do change human behavior. This is why Mennonites and Amish are so discerning with how they integrate technology. They...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By dreilly
Firmware is cumalative...the most recent should...

Firmware is cumalative...the most recent should have all the features of the past updates.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-01-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 41,944
Posted By dreilly
I have a 45/2 converted through the auspices of...

I have a 45/2 converted through the auspices of digitalintrigue. It took a long time for sure, but its a great lens. I got a zeiss 25/2.8 at the same time, and that lens teds to be on my camera the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 6,280
Posted By dreilly
Wasn't there a special edition God Edition...

Wasn't there a special edition God Edition Leica...right after the Sultan of Brunei gold-plated edition and the ultra rare Muad'dib Limited Spice Edition?

I think the God Edition was made from...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-11-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 8,184
Posted By dreilly
The 25/2.8 is my desert island lens. Wickedly...

The 25/2.8 is my desert island lens. Wickedly sharp rendering. I love everything about it. Except the price. And that it's 2.8 and not 2. And that I can't legally marry it anywhere in the US....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-04-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,609
Posted By dreilly
My recommendations: Smoke some hashish. Or travel...

My recommendations: Smoke some hashish. Or travel to Turkey. Do not mix both pieces of advice!

Hashish just might make colors sparkle for you for a few years...blues especially. I am serious about...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 8,184
Posted By dreilly
lawa: what did you shoot the ZM 25 on? Is that...

lawa: what did you shoot the ZM 25 on? Is that film?

ZM25 is one of my favorite lenses. It has this crazy 3d look to it, super sharp. I loved it on the R-D1.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,996
Posted By dreilly
I like composing on an LCD. To me it's very...

I like composing on an LCD. To me it's very similar to using a ground glass, and I like getting the camera out from between my face and that of my subject(s). The requirement is that a camera have a...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-29-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 31,506
Posted By dreilly
Gilpen, How does the AF speed of the RX100...

Gilpen,
How does the AF speed of the RX100 compare to the GRDIV? Other comments comparing both directly?
Cheers
Doug
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,603
Posted By dreilly
I've got a new Yuba Mundo, longtail cargo bike,...

I've got a new Yuba Mundo, longtail cargo bike, and I hope to do some shooting from it. I have a Norita 66 at the shop that I shot a roll with last week, from my other bike (a single-speed converted...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By dreilly
Most of the public has no idea. They think of it...

Most of the public has no idea. They think of it as something in the past, even if they recognize that there was injustice...they don't see it as continuing.

I liked the discussion of how Aaron...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By dreilly
Short documentary on Aaron Huey's Pine Ridge work

Some of you know Aaron Huey's documentary work on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He gave an emotional and powerful TED talk about the experience some years ago, and just this month his...
Forum: Travel 08-02-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 3,876
Posted By dreilly
Oh, I know it. It's no problem getting around in...

Oh, I know it. It's no problem getting around in English. It's just that I wanted to get beyond the english-speaking sphere and really learn more about people not associated with the tourist...
Forum: Travel 08-01-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 3,876
Posted By dreilly
Nice set of images. Turkey is wonderful, Istanbul...

Nice set of images. Turkey is wonderful, Istanbul is a jewel of a city, I've been there three times and just love it. Great city to photograph, too. A sprawling mass of wabi-sabi, interesting faces,...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By dreilly
Love New Mexico, keep sharing your photographs....

Love New Mexico, keep sharing your photographs. Check out Chaco Culture National Park if you have the chance. Special place.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,961
Posted By dreilly
Afghanistan is a place I've wanted to experience...

Afghanistan is a place I've wanted to experience for many years. This is a beautiful set of photos.

Love the compositions and the eye for details.

Love the bicycle, snowman, the one you called...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By dreilly
I had a D7000 and didn't like it compared to my...

I had a D7000 and didn't like it compared to my D300s. The D300s felt better built, handled a bit better (less crowded), seems to have better AF. The D7000 has cleaner high ISOs by a step. That's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2012
Replies: 2,692
Views: 792,121
Posted By dreilly
Rittreck 66. They sold the design to Norita, who...

Rittreck 66. They sold the design to Norita, who made it only in black on brass. I love the look of old chrome cameras. I was suffering a bit with m43 lack of shallow depth of field (without getting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By dreilly
Okay, here it is. The Rittreck 66. Sultry. Sexy....

Okay, here it is. The Rittreck 66. Sultry. Sexy. Concussion heavy. Can't wait to start shooting it.

Flickr: "This image or video is currently unavailable."
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By dreilly
Just got it today. The seller was Ross Yerkes in...

Just got it today. The seller was Ross Yerkes in LA, who is also a Norita repair specialist. This was from his own collection, and he checked it out before he sent it. It's beautiful. The chrome is...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By dreilly
I have an LC...nowhere near that nice, however. I...

I have an LC...nowhere near that nice, however. I love it. Same great lens as the SP, but much simpler design and less prone to fail, match needle meter only. It's really a lovely camera. Enjoy it!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,244
Posted By dreilly
Now they know we're part of the Borg Collective,...

Now they know we're part of the Borg Collective, Dan...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,244
Posted By dreilly
Contact Karl Bryan at karl.kathy @ frontier dot...

Contact Karl Bryan at karl.kathy @ frontier dot com

He's the go to wizard on Autocords. Send him a photograph. He's one of the nicest and most knowledgeable repair people I've ever encountered. He...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By dreilly
I think it's less heavy than a Pentax 67. And...

I think it's less heavy than a Pentax 67. And seems a little more svelte than a Pentacon six. I might have to scrawl "This camera kills fascists" on it and carry it on a chain to get my menace on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By dreilly
By complex I guess I meant electronic and battery...

By complex I guess I meant electronic and battery dependent. I should have said "modern". I need a little analogue salve to all the digital shooting I do.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By dreilly
Rittreck 66 (Norita forbear) on the way!

One particular photographic tool that I have never used is a medium format SLR. TLRs a plenty (love them), a few folders, including a Makina 67 I tried from KEH last week (it didn't work out, see the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,055
Posted By dreilly
So, what digital camera should the OP have bought...

So, what digital camera should the OP have bought that would have sent the message that they should build their cameras to last? Far as I know, no camera manufacturer touts such a thing. And if the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-18-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Me too! To my eye medium format is where film...

Me too! To my eye medium format is where film really has the edge over digital (at least the digital most of us can actually afford). And sure the D800 might be getting to a point where the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Cal, As I wrote, Nippon told me they won't fix...

Cal,
As I wrote, Nippon told me they won't fix the meter and a CLA would cost $600. (Actually, they said $600 or $700). If someone has information more recent than two days ago that modifies this,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By dreilly
Love that first image in particular. Especially...

Love that first image in particular. Especially since my daughter is about to start trombone. I'd love to take her a second line someday!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
I could have done the same. I have to get a meter...

I could have done the same. I have to get a meter now anyway for the Rittreck. It just spooked me a bit in terms of reliability and the advance was wracking my nerves...there's a gear in there that I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Should change the title to "returned a Makina...

Should change the title to "returned a Makina 67"! It wasn't in terrible shape, but I didn't like the feel of the advance and the meter didn't work. One its way back to KEH now. One thing that really...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,942
Posted By dreilly
Check your Takumar front element, there appears...

Check your Takumar front element, there appears to be a person-shaped blob on it! :) Seriously though that's the biggest difference between them. The DOF difference is not as great as I thought it...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Pagpow, You are correct, I was thinking of 6x6...

Pagpow,
You are correct, I was thinking of 6x6 and 35mm. I hadn't really considered this but I will likely crop to 6x6. One of the pros in the gf670 category was actually the 6x6 built in mask. I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Calzone and Furcafe, Now it's all clear, we were...

Calzone and Furcafe,
Now it's all clear, we were all thinking about different things! Furcafe...yeah, that makes sense, I'm definitely going to play with some delta 3200. Somewhere I have a file...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
furcafe, just to clarify, go up 1-2 stops in...

furcafe, just to clarify, go up 1-2 stops in rating if I'm developing in Diafine, right? Not as a matter of course....

d
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
I actually have experience with Diafine (my...

I actually have experience with Diafine (my darkroom experience is pretty thin) so I might try that with Acros. Calzone, what do you usually rate your Acros as, and what orange filter?

I'll have to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,348
Posted By dreilly
Bought a Makina 67!

So I've been looking over my gear, and my recent photography, and I made a decision I'm going to try to stick to.

I've been shooting digital almost exclusively for a few years now, after shooting...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,313
Posted By dreilly
texchappy, I think we need more information. How...

texchappy,
I think we need more information. How are you using it? What mode (A, P, M, etc). What JPEG settings?
doug
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,675
Posted By dreilly
I had an R-D1 for a while and I loved it. It was...

I had an R-D1 for a while and I loved it. It was one of the most fun digital cameras I ever shot with, and the analogue controls were great. It really is just a fantastic design. I didn't love the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By dreilly
Good to hear. What settings have been using for...

Good to hear. What settings have been using for your JPEGs?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By dreilly
E-m5 jpeg engine....what do you think?

First a ground rule for the thread. Please don't tell us if you only shoot RAW. Please don't explain that RAW is better, the only way, that people who shoot JPEGs might as well just use an iphone and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,895
Posted By dreilly
Agreed. Normally I prefer silver cameras, but not...

Agreed. Normally I prefer silver cameras, but not this particular silver. Maybe it looks better in person. But I really don't like the panda dials on top. The black looks much better than the photos...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,390
Posted By dreilly
Lynn Johnson spoke about the need to establish...

Lynn Johnson spoke about the need to establish trust with her subjects, specifically for this story. Elsewhere she has talked about the somewhat formal nature of shooting with the Hassy, and I must...
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By dreilly
New project: Bicycle Astronomy

Hi all,

I pretty much only post on photo stuff here, fitting I guess given the topic, but since this is one of the best communities in which I am involved on the internet, I thought I'd share my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,390
Posted By dreilly
Funny that this thread appears now. I got the...

Funny that this thread appears now. I got the latest issue of National Geographic in the mail last week and I opened up to an article shot by Lynn Johnson, and I found the photographs refreshing and...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-28-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,404
Posted By dreilly
Just my two cents, but I have long cherished my...

Just my two cents, but I have long cherished my Olys for image quality. High ISO noise is just one characteristic of IQ, and the OM-D is in my mind "Very good" in that department, but overall...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,869
Posted By dreilly
Yes, you can set the camera to AF with full time...

Yes, you can set the camera to AF with full time MF, and also set it to magnify the image when you start turning the MF focus ring on the lens. Works very well, though it is different than the focus...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-27-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 24,238
Posted By dreilly
This thread should have an NSFW label. I mean,...

This thread should have an NSFW label. I mean, Capri pants and bare midriff? Some of us Americans are still Puritans, you know! :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,869
Posted By dreilly
Seems like you are describing the O-MD E-M5....

Seems like you are describing the O-MD E-M5.

Two control wheels on top, function dependent on mode but can control aperture and shutter speed. Very fast AF, can shoot off of the touchscreen LCD,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 9,198
Posted By dreilly
jsrockit, Makes sense to me: Ergonomics, native...

jsrockit,
Makes sense to me: Ergonomics, native ratio, all important stuff and very individual.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 9,198
Posted By dreilly
jsrockit...curious why you're selling...did I...

jsrockit...curious why you're selling...did I miss some commentary from you somewhere?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-22-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,933
Posted By dreilly
The problem with the 20 is horizontal banding at...

The problem with the 20 is horizontal banding at high iso. This does sound like a contact issue.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,837
Posted By dreilly
I thought it would too. But I almost never notice...

I thought it would too. But I almost never notice it. When I do notice it, it kinda surprises me, like, oh, is that you?

I'll be in the desert tomorrow, I'll see if the solitude encourages the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,837
Posted By dreilly
Really? Mine is on the desk next to me, two feet...

Really? Mine is on the desk next to me, two feet from my right ear. I can hear the hum of the ac. My computer doesn't have the fan on. I hear some distant car noised on the street below. I hear my...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,943
Posted By dreilly
Also, there's a great couple of posts on street...

Also, there's a great couple of posts on street photography right now on The Online Photographer, including a good discussion of editing. As an editor now of a big body of work, might be worth...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,943
Posted By dreilly
These are really lovely! A window into a...

These are really lovely! A window into a different time and place, and yes, they look modern, but I don't think of it as much as unchanging underdeveloped countries (I don't think that's true) but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By dreilly
I have found that it's not about size as much as...

I have found that it's not about size as much as implementation. The Nex 5n was very hard to hold steady because of size, yes, but mostly because of a decent grip which is partially a size and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,501
Posted By dreilly
Why oh why did you have to show me that page? Is...

Why oh why did you have to show me that page? Is there an emoticon for gnashing of teeth?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,682
Posted By dreilly
I thought the E-P3 was about on the par with the...

I thought the E-P3 was about on the par with the OM-D in terms of AF speed? Anyway, that would be my recommendation because of the ability to use the touch-screen LCD to simultaneously select AF...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,220
Posted By dreilly
Well, let's see. Focus on the chef flipping eggs....

Well, let's see. Focus on the chef flipping eggs. A few frames, did I get it in focus? Okay, good. Oh, that looks great on the plate. Use my feet to zoom in on plate. Try to focus. No good. Too...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,642
Posted By dreilly
Dave, I'm not sure any digital cameras are for...

Dave, I'm not sure any digital cameras are for you. Maybe the Epson R-D1. Barely a menu to speak of. Analog controls AND dials. Great camera, really, but not very versatile.

Maybe the X100?...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,220
Posted By dreilly
Keith, That might have been just a bad sample....

Keith,
That might have been just a bad sample. It's really hard to get a good sense of reliability because the ones who have the bad samples are more likely to write about it. So it's hard to say....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 204,942
Posted By dreilly
That guy is looking at the intrusive photographer...

That guy is looking at the intrusive photographer with the D700. Good think you've got the OM-D and it's quiet!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,220
Posted By dreilly
I don't think it was hyperbole to say the X100 is...

I don't think it was hyperbole to say the X100 is a digital camera with far more controls than a Leica M ever had, so I'll stand by what I said. The OM has more menus for sure, but most of them you...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,220
Posted By dreilly
Malthusiantrap... Darn, overtaken by events and...

Malthusiantrap...

Darn, overtaken by events and preaching to the choir. So what I meant to say was...Good choice! Tell us if you think so too when you get it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 12,220
Posted By dreilly
I had an X100 and sold it when I got my OM-D....

I had an X100 and sold it when I got my OM-D. Have not looked back (though I did get a Leica M3 because the X100 made me really miss an optical viewfinder and a REALLY simple camera).

Here's what I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
Thanks. I'm totally in love with that image...

Thanks. I'm totally in love with that image...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
I try to use auto-iso when I'm not too worried...

I try to use auto-iso when I'm not too worried about either noise or blur...when I wanted blur I definitely set the ISO lower, and when I wanted to stop action I set it on 3200. Probably what you're...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,395
Posted By dreilly
I have shot both the D700 and OM-D in the same...

I have shot both the D700 and OM-D in the same situation...see my restaurant thread in this subforum for more on that. The D700 was the king of low light semi-action/candid photography...the AF was...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-04-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 8,070
Posted By dreilly
1) It is better than all of the other mooted...

1) It is better than all of the other mooted alternatives because it is the largest sensor bar 'full frame'. The APS-H sensor size is equivalent to a Canon EOS 1D MK III. It's the next best thing to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
Here's my original report on the OM-D, with some...

Here's my original report on the OM-D, with some additions, from the original thread that nosedived out of control. I realize some readers of this thread may have not seen that one so I'm reprinting...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
Sometimes I wish I was writing the stories. I...

Sometimes I wish I was writing the stories. I asked the owner about different methods customers use to eat the rather large portion of the fish that dangles out of the sandwich and it was a funny...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
That ISO 80 must be an artifact of the IPAD...

That ISO 80 must be an artifact of the IPAD editing process or uploading via photosmith? That's a little buggy. Those shots were ISO 200-3200, so all over the place. I left it on auto-ISO though I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
I didn't test the OM-D's weather seals against...

I didn't test the OM-D's weather seals against the bubbling oil. Though I never checked my lenses for little droplets, I should do that!

My favorite thus far is the last one. The girl in pink was a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By dreilly
OM-D Fish Fry Shoot

So since the other thread has "evolved" into an interesting discussion of how many images should be made on assignment, with opinions ranging from only 1 masterpiece to 8 million "spray and pray"s, I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
sdotkling-- No worries! I got the 20-60,000...

sdotkling-- No worries!

I got the 20-60,000 figure from the special "50 Greatest Pictures" issue. I've seen various figures in different places, this seemed to capture the range. They have a staff...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
Keith, That's about the same for me too. I can...

Keith,
That's about the same for me too. I can also usually expect that most of the 5 or 6 that I think are the best won't end up in the final layout! Ah, editors....I should this time try really...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By dreilly
I havne't gone in depth with the results of this...

I havne't gone in depth with the results of this lens from my restaurant shoot, but will have a chance to do that tomorrow. So far, however, the lens appears sharp! Vignetting doesn't bother me and I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
I will post photos tomorrow from this shoot,...

I will post photos tomorrow from this shoot, until then my sig has a link to my flick page...plenty of my past work there, go to collections/eateries.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
wow, what an interesting thread this turned into...

wow, what an interesting thread this turned into since I last checked in over night.

Does anyone know the average number of frames shot for a national geographic feature story? 20,000 to 60,000....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
D is for Doug....I added that to my Sig. Who's...

D is for Doug....I added that to my Sig. Who's this Dave guy? :)

I can actually compare the OM-D and the X100 as I've shot both for similar assignments. I like the IQ of the X100, though I don't see...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,774
Posted By dreilly
Restaurant Shoot with the OM-D: Success!

Last night I shot Doug's Fish Fry in Skaneateles with the OM-D and three prime lenses: 14/2.5, 20/1.7 and 45/1.8.

I was a bit worried that I only had one battery and no back up digital, so I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-29-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 8,441
Posted By dreilly
Silverbullet, have you held or seen the OMD in...

Silverbullet, have you held or seen the OMD in person. It's wickedly small and might do you fine for discrete shooting (nice shots by the way).

I think m43 is about as here to stay as you can mean...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By dreilly
I think Rover meant to say that "using a zoom...

I think Rover meant to say that "using a zoom lens sucks for me" which could be true...it seems fairly easy to demonstrate that modern zooms, especially gems like the Olympus 12-60, Tokina 11-16,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,241
Posted By dreilly
I have had problems with late-paying bidders...

I have had problems with late-paying bidders before and it is irritating. I have had issues with shipments to certain countries and I don't deal with those anymore unless someone has a US mailing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 204,942
Posted By dreilly
A few with the 45/1.8. It's a really nice lens!...

A few with the 45/1.8. It's a really nice lens!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7243367528_6a53c0b320_z.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7243380338_015e392ec4_z.jpg...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,932
Posted By dreilly
My thoughts exactly, Shadowfox. That zoom looks...

My thoughts exactly, Shadowfox. That zoom looks huge on the OM-D, but if you've seen the OM-D and know how tiny it is, you'd realize how small the 12-35 is!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 41,944
Posted By dreilly
Just heard from DigitalIntrigue that the first...

Just heard from DigitalIntrigue that the first batch is back on its way to the US from the Island of Lens Surgery. Hope to have it soon to report. And just bought a M3 to stick it on...complete with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 17,454
Posted By dreilly
I'd sell it here. Actual prices are a little less...

I'd sell it here. Actual prices are a little less typically then you would get on ebay, but then ebay isn't eating part of that up with fees. I find the forums are less hassle generally, so I start...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,932
Posted By dreilly
The 20mm f1.7 is really a cracker of a lens. Just...

The 20mm f1.7 is really a cracker of a lens. Just fantastic. I sold the Panny Summilux 25mm f1.4 for it. That is, for many people, a sweet spot between the FF 35mm and 50mm. I'd start with that. It's...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Another set with the E-M5 and the 14/2.5 lens....

Another set with the E-M5 and the 14/2.5 lens. Which i like. Little sweet vignetting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xenar/sets/72157629773734012/

A few:...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,932
Posted By dreilly
Companies are often cagey about the sources of...

Companies are often cagey about the sources of their sensors. Sometimes they "tweak" them or perhaps even order them from the OEM with slightly-different specs? But you're right that it doesn't...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-16-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,884
Posted By dreilly
I had an R-D1, sold it for a GXR, then sold the...

I had an R-D1, sold it for a GXR, then sold the GXR for another R-D1. Roller coaster. The R-D1 was one of the most enjoyable digital photographic experiences, from ergonomics to image quality. Just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,380
Posted By dreilly
At $7000 I'd buy six of them and then throw them...

At $7000 I'd buy six of them and then throw them at the plebians when I see their $75 Konica Auto SII's taking photographs that are better simply because they are talented and I am not. My...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,330
Posted By dreilly
Great post! And good to see another person who...

Great post! And good to see another person who gets that post-processing isn't for everybody...I wonder how you would do if you shot JPEG more often...that might streamline your post workflow even...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
I wonder if it has something to do with how you...

I wonder if it has something to do with how you set the EVF...to autoadjust or not? I just shipped out my 25, so I can't test it anymore.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Sug, You can't hear the aperture adjusting to...

Sug,
You can't hear the aperture adjusting to different light levels as you move the camera around? It's not super loud and it didn't bother me, but I heard it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
The 20 is much quieter than the 25, which...

The 20 is much quieter than the 25, which chatters just like the X-Pro 1 did.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Willie, You know, I was just thinking that the...

Willie,
You know, I was just thinking that the other day. A long while back I was on the 4/3 forums (I think it might have been pre-Pen days) and I had the exact same thought...why are there all...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
How's that 14-54 II working on the OM-D, Nikku?

How's that 14-54 II working on the OM-D, Nikku?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
I had no idea that the 14mm came in...

I had no idea that the 14mm came in black....probably would have gotten that one...does the 20 come in black too? Funny, that grey is pretty dark anyway.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Lensrentals just did a resolution comparison of...

Lensrentals just did a resolution comparison of <25mm m43 lenses, and the 14/2.5 did better than the 12/2 at the wider settings. At f4 the 12mm pulled a bit...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Gilpen, You can also use the level feature in the...

Gilpen,
You can also use the level feature in the other two EVF modes...in Custom menu J, info settings, you can enable the level, and then when you're using the EVF, hit Info until that appears. The...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Now begins the process of defining a solid lens...

Now begins the process of defining a solid lens kit. I didn't do any side by side comparisons of the images produced by the Panny 20 and the Lux 25...I did compare the size and how they felt on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
A few shots with the Panny 20....

A few shots with the Panny 20.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7165311428_ff53c01ed3_z.jpg

Shot with the LCD using the touch-screen focus. Zora is really hard to photograph on her walk to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
In custom menu J, set Built in EVF-Style to style...

In custom menu J, set Built in EVF-Style to style 3 (mirrors the LCD style). I can now see the level in the EVF...you might have to hit info a few times. Also make sure Level Gauge is on in Menu...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Oh! Fascinating. Never had that issue, but it's...

Oh! Fascinating. Never had that issue, but it's an interesting one. Then again, I'm not sensitive to horizon perpendicularity. I was talking to Matt Moyer, trained at Newhouse in Syracuse and now...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Gilpen...even with stabilization? I never found...

Gilpen...even with stabilization? I never found holding a pen an issue in low light...the stabilization usually makes up for it. I had a real problem with the Nex 5N in this respect...much more...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Kuzano, i'm with you on JPEG, though as OP I...

Kuzano,
i'm with you on JPEG, though as OP I respectfully ask dissenters on the JPEG only position to go to one of those other threads that endlessly hash that out, with roughly the same (and very...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Fast with the 20, I concur. I can't tell much...

Fast with the 20, I concur. I can't tell much difference between the AF with the 20 and the 14-whatever kit lens which is somehow made so it has no mass and has a reputation for fast-focusing....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
Oh, in case you haven't seen it, DPReview has...

Oh, in case you haven't seen it, DPReview has done what appears to be a nice write-up on settings for the E-M5. Reading through it now, and waiting for my battery to charge!...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,396
Posted By dreilly
OM-D E-M5 First impressions

Just got my E-M5 from Adorama yesterday, black. I also picked up the 20mm f1.7 Panny lens to compare with the Lux 25/1.4. For my rebate freebie, I got the 43/m43 adapter, though I'm not sure I'll...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By dreilly
Glad to hear that it's working out for you. From...

Glad to hear that it's working out for you. From my experience with the X100, there is a learning curve which Fuji doesn't help with its interface and relatively poor documentation, so it's great...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-03-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,270
Posted By dreilly
Mine too! I called Precision Camera yesterday...

Mine too!

I called Precision Camera yesterday and they had no word on when the black bodies would arrive, and then I saw the note on 43rumors about them being in stock at Adorama and though they...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-03-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 204,942
Posted By dreilly
25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux-DG f1.4 lens, I...

25mm Panasonic Leica Summilux-DG f1.4 lens, I venture.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 18,002
Posted By dreilly
I learned with the Nex 5N that a mirrorless...

I learned with the Nex 5N that a mirrorless camera needs one of two things, preferably both: EVF and stabilization. The latter is more versatile...I find I enjoy composing and shooting off the rear...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 18,002
Posted By dreilly
Panasonic is superior in some ways to...

Panasonic is superior in some ways to Olympus...fast primes they are ahead in and a better ultrawide, but one thing i could never get used to is the Panny jpeg engine...that's really an Oly strong...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 18,002
Posted By dreilly
It's this way. It's not this way. That way is...

It's this way.
It's not this way.
That way is better. This way can never be that way.
If you want that way, you can't choose this way.
This way is as good as that way.
This way can never replace...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 18,002
Posted By dreilly
The only camera I ever used that had a truly...

The only camera I ever used that had a truly workable continuous AF was the Nikon D300/D700...the 3d focus tracking was something else. On any other camera is was worthless or near it, so I can't...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-30-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,886
Posted By dreilly
Forgive the non-X-Pro-1 owner interloping, but I...

Forgive the non-X-Pro-1 owner interloping, but I have found the same as above with the X100...sometimes the EVF locks focus easier, especially with objects closer than two meters. And yes, I have the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-26-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 18,002
Posted By dreilly
In my own analysis of the issue of sensor size,...

In my own analysis of the issue of sensor size, the only advantage that seems relevant to me is depth of field. There might be some other things relating to IQ, but they are very tiny. I think the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-20-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 8,396
Posted By dreilly
Is that snark? Reading Dante's review, it's...

Is that snark? Reading Dante's review, it's pretty clear he likes the camera, understanding both its limitations and capabilities.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By dreilly
Need more information from OP! Do you want to...

Need more information from OP! Do you want to stick with a rangefinder? If so, are you willing to go without on-board meter? There are SO many options for really cheap SLRs...not Nikon or Olympus or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 13,760
Posted By dreilly
If there can be a lot of threads gushing over the...

If there can be a lot of threads gushing over the X-1 pro, good, I enjoy reading them, and seeing the images of what that very fine sensor can do. If there are threads where the X-1 isn't working for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 13,760
Posted By dreilly
I'm always sensitive when consumers get blamed...

I'm always sensitive when consumers get blamed for not groking a product and the producers don't get held to task for how they present it.

If Fuji didn't intend the X-1 Pro to be good for low-light...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-09-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,817
Posted By dreilly
I think the shutter cocking lever was a marketing...

I think the shutter cocking lever was a marketing mistake. fine in use, but I think it turned some folks off, seems kinda....poseur. Bigger and louder than a Leica. Honestly, other than that, I can't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2012
Replies: 173
Views: 24,831
Posted By dreilly
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5027464635_765b...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/5027464635_765bf2f870_z.jpg
Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2010
Olympus EP-1, Panny 20/1.7

Great idea for a thread. I'm a blur fan. It's the pictorialist in me.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 29,093
Posted By dreilly
Loss of detail is not necessarily the result of...

Loss of detail is not necessarily the result of compression. The image processing engine sometimes sacrifices detail for smoother (less noisy) images, and some poor engines (like the Leica M8's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,455
Posted By dreilly
Jsrockit, The debacle is the long list of bugs...

Jsrockit,

The debacle is the long list of bugs that DPREVIEW published in their review of the X100. How common is that? I've never seen such a long list of bugs in any review of any camera I've ever...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,491
Posted By dreilly
Aki-Asahi sells an excellent X100 leather skin...

Aki-Asahi sells an excellent X100 leather skin kit (Japan) and that includes several real leather. I have camel on the way.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,608
Posted By dreilly
I sympathize with you. In the past years I've had...

I sympathize with you. In the past years I've had two Nikon D70s, two D300s, a D700, Pentax KX, K7 and K20D, Olympus E1, E3, E5, Canon 40D, 5DI, Olympus E-P1, Ricoh GXR, Epson R-D1...and some others...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,455
Posted By dreilly
Okay, not everyone is denouncing the X-1. The...

Okay, not everyone is denouncing the X-1. The argument seems to be more like....this thing is wonderful and totally worth the price...and on the other side...this thing might be wonderful in some...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,455
Posted By dreilly
On people complaining about a camera they don't...

On people complaining about a camera they don't own: for months and months there have been threads littering RFF about a non-RF camera that was greeted as the second coming of Barnack by a bunch of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,455
Posted By dreilly
I found my D700 was excellent in low light....

I found my D700 was excellent in low light. Perfect? No! But scary good. Just because you can find limitations in that system, doesn't mean that the camera that costs almost as much (X-1) isn't far...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,455
Posted By dreilly
How much does a camera body have to cost to...

How much does a camera body have to cost to actually work well out of the box? I mean, would it cost two grand a body to work for both Norah Jones AND Anti-flag?

(I know some of you find it working...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,684
Posted By dreilly
Nice work. How are you finding the OM-D files...

Nice work. How are you finding the OM-D files compared to those from the older 12 MP sensor? I have an EM-5 on preorder.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-04-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 12,212
Posted By dreilly
The X100 (and X-1 Pro I guess) gives the most...

The X100 (and X-1 Pro I guess) gives the most rangefinder like shooting experience south of an actual rangefinder that I have experienced. The X100 is a very fun camera to shoot with. The X-1 Pro...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By dreilly
It is a pretty good kit lens, i tried one briefly...

It is a pretty good kit lens, i tried one briefly on the Nex 5N. There are some really decent kits lenses these days. The one for the pen series is pretty nice, too.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By dreilly
I really like Burnett, and I like how he's...

I really like Burnett, and I like how he's willing to do photojournalism with absurd setups. Very creative dude, would love to take a workshop with him despite his humility about his ability to teach.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By dreilly
Essex Camera in NJ should be able to do a CLA....

Essex Camera in NJ should be able to do a CLA. And as for the tripod cap, I think I have an extra D2 or D3 bottom plate. PM me. I'm traveling but will be back in town in a few days.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By dreilly
I've used the ring-type straps on a few...

I've used the ring-type straps on a few slot-attachment cameras. It tends to scratch up the metal tab/slot thingy, but works well. I had the Gordy strap with the string for the GXR, and though I KNOW...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-19-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,526
Posted By dreilly
Wow, three pages on a subject completely devoid...

Wow, three pages on a subject completely devoid of any substance. Isn't there some new 400% crops from the X-1 Pro shot in a cave at ISO 6 million that we can pick apart for chroma noise in the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-18-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,517
Posted By dreilly
I usually prefer chrome cameras. I just hate the...

I usually prefer chrome cameras. I just hate the look of the chrome EM-5, with the black panda dials. Wish the black was more a crinkle/magnesium alloy look, but oh well. For that I'll have to wait...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,496
Posted By dreilly
Great advice above. I will say that though the...

Great advice above. I will say that though the 25mm is only f2.8, it's surprisingly good at low-light work. Its sharpness makes up for its slowness somewhat, hard to explain but I've seen it happen....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,957
Posted By dreilly
Wow, thanks. The idea of a plastic case kind of...

Wow, thanks. The idea of a plastic case kind of turned me off, but that looks smart and is functional. I dig it and might just give it a try. Incidentally I just got a Squinno leather half case for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-16-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 29,093
Posted By dreilly
Deep Fried, One comparison a successful argument...

Deep Fried,
One comparison a successful argument does not make. The Velvia setting is by all accounts not the optimal one.
doug
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By dreilly
Were you shooting with a stabilized lens? I...

Were you shooting with a stabilized lens?

I found it with the Nex5N and the Ricoh GXR. I concluded that it was the change in shooting form from three supports (two hands and a brow/nose/cheek) to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-15-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 29,093
Posted By dreilly
Any thread that starts with an early evocation of...

Any thread that starts with an early evocation of Roddy Piper and "They Live", moves on to Ken Rockwell, and then produces this gem from MrbessaR4a:

"The jury was done on RAW in 2006. JPEG is a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-14-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,419
Posted By dreilly
Artist is not necessarily a bad word. Depends on...

Artist is not necessarily a bad word. Depends on how you pronounce it. ar-teest...that's the irritating wannabes with their flannel shirts and patchouli salves that kept me from going to art school...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-14-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,419
Posted By dreilly
I don't really see "photographer" as a...

I don't really see "photographer" as a subcategory of "artist", exactly. The terms are fuzzy, of course, and I would argue that there is art in photography, the same way there is art in writing, but...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By dreilly
I'm with you the X100. I just got one to try it...

I'm with you the X100. I just got one to try it and I'm REALLY enjoying it. I don't like that it's occasionally a little wiggy and often obtuse, but I very much dig the OVF--and the great jpegs that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 6,590
Posted By dreilly
I don't think it's that people dislike Geddes and...

I don't think it's that people dislike Geddes and Kincaid because they are successful, but because their success means their images are ubiquitous and we're faced with them all over the place....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 6,590
Posted By dreilly
Geddes! Fight or flight, I'd choose flight. And...

Geddes! Fight or flight, I'd choose flight. And very fast.

I'd have to say no. Not because I couldn't or even wouldn't do it, it's just that there's no way I couldn't turn it into a huge satire, and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,357
Posted By dreilly
I publish a zine called Geneva13, and I'm not...

I publish a zine called Geneva13, and I'm not sorry about missing anything, because I don't think I have. There are things that a physical zine can do that a website never, ever can, like be picked...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-11-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,270
Posted By dreilly
The faster AF of the latest pens (I'm about to...

The faster AF of the latest pens (I'm about to test it out first hand with an E-PL3) and the 16mp sensor with better high iso has convinced me to rejoin the m43 fold. I'll use the little newer kit...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By dreilly
Can you photograph it for us, especially what the...

Can you photograph it for us, especially what the bottom portion that docks with the camera? I have a 35/2 but I've never opened it, though I have fixed quite a few other Canon lenses. Sometimes it's...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2012
Replies: 2,531
Views: 624,148
Posted By dreilly
I just got an X100! Finally had to try one out. I...

I just got an X100! Finally had to try one out. I played with one in a giant Japanese department store in October, but it was so hot in there that for some reason all the cameras felt plastic, hollow...
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