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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By regularchickens
Of course photography is art. But as with all...

Of course photography is art. But as with all art, there's no accounting for taste, and the existence of tasteless art doesn't invalidate an art form.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By regularchickens
I mostly use Forum Digital, who are currently...

I mostly use Forum Digital, who are currently housed within a copy center near NYU.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/forum-digital-new-york

They use an Agfa minilab and give me 3000x2000 scans in a couple of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,396
Posted By regularchickens
I used to go to the NYC store often for film,...

I used to go to the NYC store often for film, because they were closer to my work than B&H and not as annoying as Adorama. I did figure it was a bad sign that the store was almost always deserted....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,833
Posted By regularchickens
In that involves a lot of talentless amateurs...

In that involves a lot of talentless amateurs getting involved in it for the sense of risk and thrill they can get from it?

:angel:
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-24-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 49,694
Posted By regularchickens
The focus on artisanship seems odd to me. I'm...

The focus on artisanship seems odd to me. I'm making photographs, not shoes or bread. If you're focused on the details of being an artisan rather than an artist, what does that say about your...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By regularchickens
In my (very) brief testing this morning, it seems...

In my (very) brief testing this morning, it seems to put more of an S-curve into photos, at least from what I could see in B&W JPEG. I'll test it out more later today.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-16-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,899
Posted By regularchickens
That's it. I'm selling all my gear. I'll use a...

That's it. I'm selling all my gear. I'll use a Canon PowerShot from 2004 and a copy of Photoshop CC for the rest of my photographic life, and nobody will be the wiser.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-11-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,054
Posted By regularchickens
According to the original post, the article was...

According to the original post, the article was made directly in response to people asking if Fuji's X line can be used for general work in the same way as a Canikon. The article illustrates that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,229
Posted By regularchickens
What about APX 100?

What about APX 100?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,803
Posted By regularchickens
I don't see what additional sharpness, a...

I don't see what additional sharpness, a different point of focus, a deeper concept, or more expensive gear would do for this particular image. Its technique is perfectly suited to its goals. Its...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-22-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,414
Posted By regularchickens
I bought a Sigma Super-Wide II 24mm f/2.8 for...

I bought a Sigma Super-Wide II 24mm f/2.8 for Canon FD in an effort to find the cheapest feasible lens that'd get me a 35mm equiv FOV on my NEX-7. I took it to the farmer's market, and it seems like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2013
Replies: 262
Views: 40,356
Posted By regularchickens
http://i.imgur.com/nvIGgmo.jpg Taking a break...

http://i.imgur.com/nvIGgmo.jpg

Taking a break from work.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 52,430
Posted By regularchickens
ZM Planar and Biogon, when I "decided" I was...

ZM Planar and Biogon, when I "decided" I was getting out of 35mm. 'Nuff said.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,436
Posted By regularchickens
When Sony's main lens offerings are so expensive...

When Sony's main lens offerings are so expensive - as much or more than Zeiss's ZM lenses - humbler options are very welcome. Especially when they're as excellent optically as Sigma's.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,436
Posted By regularchickens
Ah, that's a shame. But it's also a reason for me...

Ah, that's a shame. But it's also a reason for me to keep an APS-C E-mount body around for a long time to come, as the 30mm is one of my favorite lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,704
Posted By regularchickens
Children don't usually have enough disposable...

Children don't usually have enough disposable income to shop at Lomography, unless they have large allowances. The target audience basically starts with college students.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,704
Posted By regularchickens
Lomography makes overpriced toys for young...

Lomography makes overpriced toys for young adults, but the key here is that they know how to market cameras and film to young people. Kodak has largely been selling film to old pros and disposable...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,704
Posted By regularchickens
Hey, looks like the new Kodak is capable of good...

Hey, looks like the new Kodak is capable of good business decisions. They should've done this ten years ago.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-08-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,194
Posted By regularchickens
The Sony. I have old Nikon glass, but I'd rather...

The Sony. I have old Nikon glass, but I'd rather have a body that's not nearly as bulky and heavy as the Df. I'm completely sold on the Alpha/NEX control system, and I know from experience that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,808
Posted By regularchickens
I'm not being swindled. I watch the innovation...

I'm not being swindled. I watch the innovation that happens in this market with interest in the new creative possibilities the technology offers, and I appreciate the ability of the engineers and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-01-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 22,693
Posted By regularchickens
A year-plus of using a NEX-7 has cured me of my...

A year-plus of using a NEX-7 has cured me of my digital rangefinder lust. I really like focus peaking and seeing my sensor's output in realtime. After trying the A7 at PhotoPlus, I will gladly buy...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-25-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,467
Posted By regularchickens
Or, you know, learn to use the camera you have in...

Or, you know, learn to use the camera you have in a way that suits the style you're going for.

An atmospheric look is not hard to get on digital, given the right tools and technique.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,768
Posted By regularchickens
To folks who have a problem with the hump size...

To folks who have a problem with the hump size and placement: what else would you prefer they do with the EVF? It's a large unit, between screen and optics, and very similar to the Olympus VF-4 and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,768
Posted By regularchickens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TmLpobwr5dg

Sounds like a camera.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,768
Posted By regularchickens
I'll be in my bunk.

I'll be in my bunk.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,841
Posted By regularchickens
I've been using a NEX-7 for a bit over a year...

I've been using a NEX-7 for a bit over a year now, long enough to get used to a WYSIWYG EVF, focus peaking, a big buffer, and soft controls that operate in thirds of a stop. I have no remaining...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-06-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,096
Posted By regularchickens
I agree with the observation about photo gear...

I agree with the observation about photo gear reaching technical stability, and the idea of gearheads getting bored with their toys is also pretty likely. But the end of the article tilts a bit too...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-04-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,718
Posted By regularchickens
If making money off photography nowadays involves...

If making money off photography nowadays involves styling oneself as an expert, running a tech-focused blog, and selling seats in workshops teaching basic skills to freshly-minted DSLR hobbyists who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,338
Posted By regularchickens
35mm focal length. I ended up deciding on a...

35mm focal length.

I ended up deciding on a Holga lens for NEX and a Pentax 110 24mm f/2.8. They'll keep me busy for a little while. But sometime in the future I'll get into trying out some M42.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,338
Posted By regularchickens
jsrockit is on the right track. To be more...

jsrockit is on the right track. To be more specific, I'm looking for a lens that's not necessarily sharp or well-corrected, but that has a nice flavor to its images. The SLR Magic 35/T1.4 might be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,338
Posted By regularchickens
What's the worst 35mm lens you've used?

I'm looking to change up my digital work a bit, and I want to get away from strictly representational styles. I want to soften up my images a lot, hopefully optically and not via processing. So, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,418
Posted By regularchickens
Yes, WordPress is by definition for blogging, but...

Yes, WordPress is by definition for blogging, but you can use it to build out a static page structure for photo galleries. I suggest finding a theme that looks the way you want and adding photo...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,237
Posted By regularchickens
I think the lesson Leica is teaching us is that...

I think the lesson Leica is teaching us is that they will never again release an M-mount camera for less than $5000.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,237
Posted By regularchickens
Mirrorless Rumors has the scoop:...

Mirrorless Rumors has the scoop: http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/first-image-of-the-leica-m-mini/

An M-ish APS-C with a fixed, slow zoom. Ho-hum. 2450€
Forum: RFF Polls 05-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,891
Posted By regularchickens
It'll be another camera that aims for the...

It'll be another camera that aims for the travel/family user market and doesn't threaten existing Ms. That means fixed lens and probably APS-C. A rebranded GX2 is also a possibility.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-25-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,444
Posted By regularchickens
They can show what they like, but we are free to...

They can show what they like, but we are free to question their motives in ever organizing a reportage festival in the first place, free to discuss the conflict of interest present between the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-25-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,444
Posted By regularchickens
The very definition of kitsch. Why even bother...

The very definition of kitsch. Why even bother putting on a reportage show if all you want to do is promote tourism to your region with beautiful postcard images?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 9,073
Posted By regularchickens
I'm looking through these threads trying to...

I'm looking through these threads trying to identify features that would make an attractive alternative to users fleeing flickr. So far, I'm seeing these as the defining elements:

- small images
-...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,847
Posted By regularchickens
I like the change. The homepage is now oriented...

I like the change. The homepage is now oriented around showing contacts' photos in an easily-viewable stream, which fixes the main problem I had with Flickr: it was a bear to keep up with what your...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,902
Posted By regularchickens
I don't know. I see a lot more rangefinder photos...

I don't know. I see a lot more rangefinder photos that have absolutely nothing going on in them, compared to creepshots taken with RFs.

You can easily make boring or creepy photos with any...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-17-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,280
Posted By regularchickens
Haha, Rockwell said he preferred his iPhone to...

Haha, Rockwell said he preferred his iPhone to the GR. Linkbaiting at its finest. Don't give him the attention.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-17-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,280
Posted By regularchickens
I'm just waiting for this to show up for preorder...

I'm just waiting for this to show up for preorder on Popflash...

This camera - with its performance, size, and price - is a disruptive move that will get Ricoh a lot of attention. It's exciting and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-15-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,280
Posted By regularchickens
Presentation video via Mirrorless Rumors:...

Presentation video via Mirrorless Rumors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=88LiM3RSVVo

The lens doesn't extend as far as the previous GRDs. The body itself is a tiny bit bigger...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-14-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,280
Posted By regularchickens
As long as we're wishing, I hope they change out...

As long as we're wishing, I hope they change out the left/right toggle ADJ switch on the back for a proper dial. I never understood why they used that on the GRD2/3/4.

But the X100 has one, too,...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-12-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,280
Posted By regularchickens
APS-C sensor, Ricoh's build quality and interface...

APS-C sensor, Ricoh's build quality and interface design, and pocketability. The GR series doesn't substitute for a rangefinder. It does its own thing, and that's what I want.

If anyone considers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 8,014
Posted By regularchickens
There's fantastic work in that selection from...

There's fantastic work in that selection from nearly all of the winners and runners-up. I see photographs made with keen eyes, sharp insight, excellent composition, and wonderful use of context. I...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,413
Posted By regularchickens
Fantastic. I'm loving the details and atmosphere,...

Fantastic. I'm loving the details and atmosphere, and your B&W is impeccable.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 20,197
Posted By regularchickens
I looked at the Ona Brixton when I was looking to...

I looked at the Ona Brixton when I was looking to replace my aging J-803 last year. When I saw it in person, it seemed too large and too stiff for my needs. The Ona bags have stiff foam padding in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By regularchickens
A wider twin for a 50 Hex?

I've got a 50mm f/2 M-Hexanon that I use with my NEX-7. I'm looking for something I could use as a normal lens on APS-C that would match the Hex's particular (warm, gentle, toneful) rendering. Would...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-06-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 20,746
Posted By regularchickens
Are there forums where he or the video are...

Are there forums where he or the video are controversial enough to be discussed in an uncivilized manner?

Edit: I just found the 4chan thread on the video. I see, I see.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-05-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 20,746
Posted By regularchickens
I suppose this shows that there may not have been...

I suppose this shows that there may not have been much significance to his decision to use Ricohs for so long, aside from the fact that they are small, black, wide-angle, and have autofocus.

The...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 7,015
Posted By regularchickens
Every new anti-Instagram article I read sounds...

Every new anti-Instagram article I read sounds more shrill and frightened. It is what it is - democratized digital processing presets combined with a social network - and you can create beauty with...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 9,188
Posted By regularchickens
I have a 7. On one hand, I'm jealous that the 6...

I have a 7. On one hand, I'm jealous that the 6 apparently doesn't have trouble with RF wides. On the other hand, I don't own any RF lenses that the 7 has trouble with. So really, I need to stay...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By regularchickens
The deal was from Fuji and was held at several...

The deal was from Fuji and was held at several retailers, but was only good until the beginning of November.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 6,460
Posted By regularchickens
Really? I wonder if this is down to sample...

Really? I wonder if this is down to sample variation. The focusing ring on mine is perfectly smooth and feels almost as nice as an actual MF lens. The control sampling rate seems to suffer in very...
Forum: Off Topic 09-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,640
Posted By regularchickens
Wow, his X-Pro1 review is a piece of work....

Wow, his X-Pro1 review is a piece of work.





And then...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 6,869
Posted By regularchickens
Kinda ugly, with the blank front plate....

Kinda ugly, with the blank front plate. Rangefinder-style cameras without windows tend to look eyeless to me. Otherwise, looks like a hybrid of the X100 and X-Pro1 aesthetically. And it's kinda like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,973
Posted By regularchickens
Aren't these statements contradictory? They sell...

Aren't these statements contradictory? They sell luxury items, so optimizing costs and keeping price tags consistent are not really necessary for them. Like the old saying goes, if you have to ask...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-04-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 15,359
Posted By regularchickens
You can't really generalize what photo...

You can't really generalize what photo enthusiasts want in their $1000 camera. Sure, there are some unrealistic dreamers out there. But I'm dreaming, too, and many camera makers are coming out with...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-03-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,973
Posted By regularchickens
M10 for $10k. It's catchy, and what's an extra...

M10 for $10k. It's catchy, and what's an extra grand or two, really?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,779
Posted By regularchickens
I'd keep the Rokkor. Personally, I prefer its...

I'd keep the Rokkor. Personally, I prefer its look to the 35/40 Noktons. And its price is only going up.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-06-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By regularchickens
Thumbs up Feeding the creatures on the family ranch (NEX-3 + CV 35/1.4)

http://i.imgur.com/YWsqZ.jpg (http://trevorwilsonphoto.com/work/2012/06/06/feeding-the-creatures-at-the-family-ranch/)

I just got back from a trip back home to Utah. Right before I went, I picked up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,302
Posted By regularchickens
It'd be nice if people would use Instagram for a...

It'd be nice if people would use Instagram for a while before they decided to bash it, so that they would be at least familiar with what they're doom-and-glooming.

You don't have to use the built-in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By regularchickens
DPReview...

DPReview (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05/07/Fujifilm-X-Pro1-studio-comparison-shots-including-ACR-conversions) have put up X-Pro1 RAWs converted with a new beta of Adobe Camera Raw, so I'm sure...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 12,015
Posted By regularchickens
No, it's not something I can justify to myself by...

No, it's not something I can justify to myself by any stretch of the imagination, no more than I could justify driving a Bentley or eating at fine restaurants every night at the week. (Aside from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,537
Posted By regularchickens
Only when JavaScript and jpegs are involved.

Only when JavaScript and jpegs are involved.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,806
Posted By regularchickens
No perfect bag? Don't tell my J-803 that.

No perfect bag? Don't tell my J-803 that.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By regularchickens
I used a section of a rubber grommet to disable...

I used a section of a rubber grommet to disable mine.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-12-2012
Replies: 203
Views: 21,855
Posted By regularchickens
My flickr and tumblr accounts require enough...

My flickr and tumblr accounts require enough maintenance already. I don't really have the energy to maintain a gallery here. That, and I'm not a big fan of RFF's gallery software.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,348
Posted By regularchickens
As I recall, my Konica Auto S2 has a similar...

As I recall, my Konica Auto S2 has a similar notch, but it's not as sharp as in the Hexar.

The Olympus Stylus Epic always leaves one corner of each frame rounded.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,541
Posted By regularchickens
I bought one a few months ago, and it's the only...

I bought one a few months ago, and it's the only 35 I need now. It tends to take the role of internet whipping-boy when people discuss M-mount 35s, especially when the topic is mirrorless digital...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,079
Posted By regularchickens
It's about the content, not the medium.

It's about the content, not the medium.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 5,936
Posted By regularchickens
I'm not, because I use them all. Except for that...

I'm not, because I use them all. Except for that damned Kiev-4 and its pinhole finder.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,783
Posted By regularchickens
Right now, the shot-to-shot delay for RAW is the...

Right now, the shot-to-shot delay for RAW is the single biggest thing keeping me away from this camera. It's okay with the GRD series, but here...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-18-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,208
Posted By regularchickens
Fantastic work. I tried out one of these today,...

Fantastic work. I tried out one of these today, and I think it might be my DSLR replacement.

I've been skimming through the kerfluffles on other forums about color shifts on this camera with Biogons...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,434
Posted By regularchickens
I've published a couple of photo zines, starting...

I've published a couple of photo zines, starting last fall. I'm working on another now, and I plan to keep it up. I like publishing to print, and I like forcing myself to think about what will work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 5,808
Posted By regularchickens
It's been $2.89 for a couple of months. Looking...

It's been $2.89 for a couple of months. Looking at my order history, the 24-exposure rolls were $2.39 back on December 1 and increased to $2.69 not long after.

If Arista Premium 400 goes away, I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 22,764
Posted By regularchickens
I can't wait to see this camera in the hands of...

I can't wait to see this camera in the hands of people outside the usual early-adopter types taking the usual sorts of test photos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,555
Posted By regularchickens
Speaking as a Utah native, downtown SLC is...

Speaking as a Utah native, downtown SLC is actually fertile ground for street photography (in addition to being a nice area to have a stroll). In the suburbs, however... you may need to change genres.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,949
Posted By regularchickens
I use Domke 1" Grippers on everything, especially...

I use Domke 1" Grippers on everything, especially Leica Ms. They ain't braided leather, but they're still the best.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,514
Posted By regularchickens
That was nice and inspirational, but you know,...

That was nice and inspirational, but you know, it's okay to not like things.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,709
Posted By regularchickens
When I pixel-peep these at 100%, they look like...

When I pixel-peep these at 100%, they look like Tri-X in 35mm. Without dust. I can't wait.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,737
Posted By regularchickens
I have a Leica body because I know very well that...

I have a Leica body because I know very well that if I didn't, I'd always be chasing down another. As soon as I tried one, I knew I couldn't be without, so it's worth it to me.

Leica glass, on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By regularchickens
Explore is more about aesthetics than content. If...

Explore is more about aesthetics than content. If you wonder why something was explored, look at the colors used, how striking the subject/processing is, etc. Photos in Explore are meant to grab...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,699
Posted By regularchickens
Yeah, times in Rodinal have been identical to APX...

Yeah, times in Rodinal have been identical to APX for me, but results have been quite a bit different.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,699
Posted By regularchickens
Bumping an old thread to post my experiences. I...

Bumping an old thread to post my experiences. I have heard that some Promax 100 is APX, and some is Chinese film. I bought a large quantity of rolls thinking the Promax would be the former, but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,612
Posted By regularchickens
Does Fujifilm currently have any black and white...

Does Fujifilm currently have any black and white film in production?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 10,437
Posted By regularchickens
There's truth in what he says, but he sounds...

There's truth in what he says, but he sounds somewhat bitter and unfocused. He places a lot of blame on social networking, when millions of people obliviously made tasteless photos for decades before...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,153
Posted By regularchickens
Looks like it's time for me to finally get a D700.

Looks like it's time for me to finally get a D700.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,185
Posted By regularchickens
I have one, but I don't like it because of the...

I have one, but I don't like it because of the rubber pad. It keeps me from being able to wrap the strap around my hand comfortably, and it never feels secure on my shoulder. The strap currently...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By regularchickens
There's a number of anime I've seen that...

There's a number of anime I've seen that obviously had camera geeks on staff (or at least were very well-researched). Every so often you'll see a Nikon F2, an M, a Rolleiflex (especially popular...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 10,678
Posted By regularchickens
Ben is a member of these forums, as I recall....

Ben is a member of these forums, as I recall.

It does look impressive. I may try it out (and add it to the large variety of apps I already have on the old telephone - Camera+, Instagram, and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,133
Posted By regularchickens
Shades of the Nikon Photomic Ftn's massive...

Shades of the Nikon Photomic Ftn's massive metered prism. It wasn't exactly svelte, either.

I see DNA from both the GXR and the Q in this. And somebody's grandfather was a K-1000. So we have a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-23-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 3,637
Posted By regularchickens
Agreed, Raid. I appreciate your saying that with...

Agreed, Raid. I appreciate your saying that with more tact that I would have had. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 2,668
Posted By regularchickens
Yes, I was beaten to this response. Stay off...

Yes, I was beaten to this response. Stay off photo forums and blogs in general.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-12-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 52,078
Posted By regularchickens
This lens certainly has climbed in price in the...

This lens certainly has climbed in price in the past few months, hasn't it? Judging by recent optimism in the classifieds, anyway.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,707
Posted By regularchickens
Somebody took a video of it in burst mode with...

Somebody took a video of it in burst mode with the lens off. You can see and hear the shutter at work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5peNmalRyMY
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,538
Posted By regularchickens
Fuji has learned well. You know, the X100 still...

Fuji has learned well.

You know, the X100 still looks a little like a FED-2 to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 7,286
Posted By regularchickens
Personal, because all of my photo work - street,...

Personal, because all of my photo work - street, portrait, nudes, reportage, or family - involves working out my influences and urges and trying to refine my vision and whatever it is that's driving...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-11-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,707
Posted By regularchickens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ChjzvHPOq4 Here's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ChjzvHPOq4

Here's a video from the CES show floor. It's in Vietnamese, but it demonstrates the features well (including a nice burst of rapid focusing/shooting) and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 14,339
Posted By regularchickens
The grip must be what makes it sound...

The grip must be what makes it sound substantially thicker than the M9. The XP1 reminds me more and more of the Hexar RF all the time. The size and heft of the camera in the Fujiguys video looks...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,707
Posted By regularchickens
Samples:...

Samples: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_pro1/sample_images/
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,707
Posted By regularchickens
Finally we see the back of the camera. It looks...

Finally we see the back of the camera. It looks much more businesslike than the cheapo-digital look of the X100's back controls.

I'm just about sold. All I want is a snap focus/preset scale focus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,532
Posted By regularchickens
I recently shot some KB50. It's gorgeous stuff,...

I recently shot some KB50. It's gorgeous stuff, with lovely tones, but the curliness makes my Coolscan V not want to load it, and the clear base causes the scanner to misread frame boundaries often...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,707
Posted By regularchickens
It makes sense that they'd avoid the 35mm...

It makes sense that they'd avoid the 35mm equivalent length, so as not to cannibalize X100 sales.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-16-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 21,828
Posted By regularchickens
My (least) favorite cliche in this kind of work...

My (least) favorite cliche in this kind of work has to be the stiff, awkward model in front of a portrait backdrop with studio lighting. There's usually no connection to who the model is and no...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-15-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 21,828
Posted By regularchickens
And that's why I didn't shoot Nettie when she...

And that's why I didn't shoot Nettie when she came a-knocking.

I shoot a lot of nude work, but I don't post a lot of it online. I'm more interested in combining my work into short, small themed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 10,219
Posted By regularchickens
Devaluation of the dollar, the success of the M9,...

Devaluation of the dollar, the success of the M9, other digital bodies capable of mounting M lenses, demand in Asian markets among the wealthy.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-08-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,845
Posted By regularchickens
*checks watch* Yeah, I guess we were about due...

*checks watch*

Yeah, I guess we were about due for another one of these.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-29-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16,560
Posted By regularchickens
http://sooty-fluorescent.tumblr.com -...

http://sooty-fluorescent.tumblr.com - Street
http://trevorwilson.tumblr.com - Personal stuff, portraits, work with models
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-27-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 25,066
Posted By regularchickens
I see a lot of vignetting in some of those...

I see a lot of vignetting in some of those photos. Was that added in post?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-26-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,591
Posted By regularchickens
I'll cast another vote for Artisan & Artist....

I'll cast another vote for Artisan & Artist. Polished, classy, modern, without the safari look of the Billinghams.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-05-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8,056
Posted By regularchickens
It's Ricoh finding a new audience for their...

It's Ricoh finding a new audience for their modular camera system. You get the quality and engineering of Ricoh's body and interface design, which is the absolute best in the mirrorless market, and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By regularchickens
Having used all three, I can comment here... The...

Having used all three, I can comment here...

The Hexar is more specialized and smarter about its particular task (35mm f/2 street photography on film) than just about anything in the film world. The...
Forum: Photo Software 06-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,553
Posted By regularchickens
I guess I'll have to try out Vuescan sometime...

I guess I'll have to try out Vuescan sometime soon, and see if it can do the batch scanning I need. Nikon Scan is slow and crashes about once per session, but it does everything else well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By regularchickens
Party like film's going out of style! I have two...

Party like film's going out of style!

I have two boxes of the LP/NP400 in my freezer ready to do their thing.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By regularchickens
I vote for the first one you find that has a...

I vote for the first one you find that has a four-element, Tessar-class lens and is in fully working and lubricated condition.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 1,551
Views: 241,279
Posted By regularchickens
Recent GRD3...

Recent GRD3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,945
Posted By regularchickens
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/2011/05/...

http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/2011/05/

Ladies and gentlemen, the new avant-garde.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,945
Posted By regularchickens
If you don't enjoy seeing a nice 11x17 print...

If you don't enjoy seeing a nice 11x17 print fresh out of the darkroom or printer any more than watching it flick by on your TV as you scroll through a memory card, then, more power to you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,945
Posted By regularchickens
Digital is for demonstration and physical media...

Digital is for demonstration and physical media is for follow-through. Introduce people to your work with digital images, then sell/gift them prints, pamphlets, or beautiful books. That's my intended...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,945
Posted By regularchickens
Sure. But I like to separate my images from said...

Sure. But I like to separate my images from said superabundance and place them in a format in which they have their own presence and context so that I feel like they're not lost in the mix. My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,945
Posted By regularchickens
Tangibility, persistence/permanence, control over...

Tangibility, persistence/permanence, control over the finished product, choice of paper, increased dynamic range, relatively low expense for large print sizes compared to similar displays. Fuji...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-28-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 13,665
Posted By regularchickens
I love that shot with the bikes, ...

I love that shot with the bikes, motion_runner.

Here I am torturing the lens's OOF rendering:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5662930674_d035de2418_b.jpg

It goes from sharp and 3D in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,640
Posted By regularchickens
Whoa! That seems extremely long for the EI. When...

Whoa! That seems extremely long for the EI. When I shoot the stuff at 400, I usually develop for 8 minutes in Rodinal 1+50 @ 20C. Maybe try working backward from there?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By regularchickens
Liz Taylor with a Canon LTM

Came across this image on Tumblr. Is that a VI-T she's using, with a 35mm Nikkor?

http://i.imgur.com/prXYQ.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By regularchickens
I watched Pi recently for the first time in about...

I watched Pi recently for the first time in about ten years. I thought it was the coolest thing ever when I saw it when it was new (and I was about 18). I expected it to fall apart with age, but I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 13,665
Posted By regularchickens
W/NW: Canon 35mm f/2.8

I am liking this little lens. I have the Serenar version. It's TINY and well-finished. It sits on my M4 perfectly, and the aperture ring is snappier than on any other Canon LTM lens I've used....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By regularchickens
Ah, I should be spending today offline. Too bad...

Ah, I should be spending today offline. Too bad I'm at work.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By regularchickens
Those are great. It looks like they're cleaning...

Those are great. It looks like they're cleaning up the emulsion a lot. Now I need to figure out which 600 camera I want.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,195
Posted By regularchickens
Found this very nice example of the film in 120...

Found this very nice example of the film in 120 on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/canedfish/3496534653/

Looks like the first frame in the series shows light fogging. I may put some of this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By regularchickens
He's located in Tokyo, and he's fine. He's posted...

He's located in Tokyo, and he's fine. He's posted pictures of the conditions there to his personal blog since the quake. I imagine he has bigger things to worry about than blogging at the moment,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,335
Posted By regularchickens
I used Clayton F76+ for this for a long time. It...

I used Clayton F76+ for this for a long time. It does not have a long shelf life, however.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 7,527
Posted By regularchickens
When I went to Kurland Photo to look at 35s...

When I went to Kurland Photo to look at 35s recently, they told me that Leica hasn't been able to meet demand for new lenses lately, and so the supply of used lenses has dried up as a result. Can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,377
Posted By regularchickens
Really? I'll have to try them. That's a...

Really? I'll have to try them. That's a convenient location for me.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-22-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 18,352
Posted By regularchickens
I agree with _larky. The job of a digital camera...

I agree with _larky. The job of a digital camera is to produce images (raws) that are as neutral as possible so that the photographer can define the look of the images in post-processing. While I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,377
Posted By regularchickens
So far, LTI up on 30th street. :angel: Best...

So far, LTI up on 30th street. :angel: Best scans I've seen from any lab.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By regularchickens
The power supplies on these hard drives fail...

The power supplies on these hard drives fail often. If you have further trouble, look into that. Mine stopped mounting at one point, but it worked fine after I replaced the power supply.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,616
Posted By regularchickens
I did not notice any improved sharpness with the...

I did not notice any improved sharpness with the Betterscanning holder. I would say that unsharp mask is a much more powerful tool. Also, the glass holder attracts dust and made a lot more work for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,359
Posted By regularchickens
Now now, it DID have those nice Konica-style...

Now now, it DID have those nice Konica-style growing and shrinking framelines. ;)

What I like much less about it is how it manages to come un-magneted and flip over when I've got the camera pressed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,453
Posted By regularchickens
I stuck to primes before I got into rangefinders....

I stuck to primes before I got into rangefinders. Zooms are against my religion.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,185
Posted By regularchickens
I'm more interested in the fact that that I...

I'm more interested in the fact that that I photographed that same model a couple of months back. Wild.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,471
Posted By regularchickens
This is cool. I'm glad that convention-floor...

This is cool. I'm glad that convention-floor mockup is coming to fruition. And more choice is always a good thing. I'd buy a body with Ricoh controls over NEX controls any day of the week.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 37,516
Posted By regularchickens
My Domke J-803 with a few years' dirt and wear...

My Domke J-803 with a few years' dirt and wear comes with me everywhere. If I can't fit everything I need into it (sans a tripod for a flash stand), I'm carrying too much gear. It's so inconspicuous...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2011
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,476
Posted By regularchickens
Back to M with an M4. This one's for...

Back to M with an M4. This one's for keeps.

http://i.imgur.com/hMqM8.jpg

It inherited a 50mm from a Canon P and a Zhou case from my old M2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2011
Replies: 9,208
Views: 914,538
Posted By regularchickens
A very nearly mint (aside from an engraving) M4,...

A very nearly mint (aside from an engraving) M4, which will hopefully be my last film M, and an heirloom.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By regularchickens
M4-P with rubber eyepiece, M6 with metal eyepiece?

I've been looking at M4-2/M4-P/M6 bodies for a possible near-future purchase, and as I wear eyeglasses, I've been looking carefully at the eyepieces on each camera. All M4-2s I've seen have metal...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 11,399
Posted By regularchickens
I like the strap in your photos, Steve. It's not...

I like the strap in your photos, Steve. It's not a Zhou product, is it?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10,156
Posted By regularchickens
http://i.imgur.com/N5Jug.jpg GRD3, 1600 ISO, and...

http://i.imgur.com/N5Jug.jpg

GRD3, 1600 ISO, and my custom BW preset - heavy sharpening/curves, and a clarity bump.

;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-04-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,459
Posted By regularchickens
The copy on that website reminds me of nothing so...

The copy on that website reminds me of nothing so much as... Leica ad copy.

Still, I want one.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-04-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,525
Posted By regularchickens
Where does one find one of these, nowadays? The...

Where does one find one of these, nowadays? The Japanese eBay sellers that were offering them seem to have sold out recently, and now they are rather thin on the ground.

There was a recent...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,556
Posted By regularchickens
It's not too surprising that this is a fixed-lens...

It's not too surprising that this is a fixed-lens camera. It's a prestige piece like the Fuji Klasse series, and it bears some resemblance to those cameras.

I read the DPReview story with my jaw...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By regularchickens
Hexar AF and GRD3 at Anime Expo

http://i33.tinypic.com/2nq7ajd.jpg

This past July, I visited Anime Expo in downtown LA. I shot this little series mostly using a Hexar AF (on Neopan 400 and Acros), as well as a few shots with a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-03-2010
Replies: 374
Views: 112,631
Posted By regularchickens
From this past weekend. On...

From this past weekend. On Acros.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4575866235_83ea0dc6f2_b.jpg

I went from an M2 to a small collection of FSU RFs to the Hexar, and I'm loving it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,409
Posted By regularchickens
I had my eye on that one. Too rich for my blood,...

I had my eye on that one. Too rich for my blood, after the last two went for under $300.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,409
Posted By regularchickens
Canon 35/2 samples?

For such a well-respected lens, it seems like the Canon 35mm f/2 is underrepresented on Flickr (or just under-tagged). I'm considering purchasing one of these soon, so if any folks around here have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-15-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By regularchickens
The differences are mostly obvious conveniences,...

The differences are mostly obvious conveniences, like film loading and winding, and the maybe not-so-obvious, like parallax-corrected framelines (the Kiev has none). The latter is a biggie if you...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2010
Replies: 189
Views: 29,772
Posted By regularchickens
I have bulk-loaded APX100 for well over a year,...

I have bulk-loaded APX100 for well over a year, because when I was looking, bulk rolls were the only form I could find it in. When the current roll runs out, I'll probably get either some Tri-X or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By regularchickens
This lens was re-lubed by its previous owner and...

This lens was re-lubed by its previous owner and has smooth movement. I tried adding some additional white lithium grease to the space under the mount to take up the slop, but I guess the grease I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By regularchickens
Sloppy mount on an Industar-61 L/D

I acquired an I-61 L/D recently whose serial number dates its manufacture to 1990. It has a very noticeable amount of wobble on its mount, so much so that it causes the rangefinder cam to behave...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By regularchickens
Hm, it's squeaky with Neopan, but not at all with...

Hm, it's squeaky with Neopan, but not at all with my self-loaded APX 100 or with Fuji color cartridges. Odd. I guess I won't worry about it.

On a side note, I am enjoying the FED 5 take-up spool...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-04-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By regularchickens
Bessa R prices rising?

A recent check of some ending bids for Bessa Rs on the 'bay shows several north of $300, with one even over $400. This meets and exceeds what I'd come to regard as "normal" for a used price of an R2,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By regularchickens
I mean wind, not rewind. The clutch looks okay,...

I mean wind, not rewind. The clutch looks okay, as in it gets out of the way and doesn't rub on anything, at least when I'm looking inside it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By regularchickens
FED 2 - Squeaky film advance?

I've got a FED 2 that is in nice working condition, but it makes squeaky noises when I use the film wind knob, but only when there's film in it. Is this just a sign that the winding gear train needs...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-30-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 7,058
Posted By regularchickens
Creamy tones: what's your strategy?

I'm looking for creamy-smooth midtones in my B&W, as I feel like that's something I've been missing. It's relatively easy for me in 120 (Neopan 400 and F76+ via a Tessar in open shade form my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,446
Posted By regularchickens
I have used both of these. I sold the Voigtlander...

I have used both of these. I sold the Voigtlander and kept the Sekonic. To me, it's fiddly and slow to try to take a reflective reading from a scene constantly with the CV meter, and the meter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,323
Posted By regularchickens
Nikon F and AIS 85mm f/2...

Nikon F and AIS 85mm f/2

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2662883037_72b5fa0458.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4368322310_7127598c6c.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By regularchickens
For me, the downsides include...

For me, the downsides include low-res/high-compression JPGs (unless Costco somehow offers larger JPGs than Walgreens), pre-cooked minilab digital processing and sharpening in those JPGs, potential...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 51,820
Posted By regularchickens
I'm not holding my breath for an update of any...

I'm not holding my breath for an update of any Nikon Scan software, especially for Mac.

As for me, Nikon Scan crashes about once per scanning session in 10.6. Which is to say, it works just like it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 8,763
Posted By regularchickens
I hope that there is a successor. I will miss...

I hope that there is a successor. I will miss Neopan 400 for being the only 120 400-speed film that handles as well as it does (nice long tab and hooked spool, flat drying, paper backing that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,905
Posted By regularchickens
I have to tinker around in software to get the...

I have to tinker around in software to get the right colors from my C41 scans, so color correction in digital is not an issue to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,905
Posted By regularchickens
Given the choice between instant, clean,...

Given the choice between instant, clean, full-frame digital files and hours of processing, scanning, and dust spotting, I'd take the M9.

Unless, of course, I had my own personal slave to handle all...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-04-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,483
Posted By regularchickens
I live in Utah, which is bone-dry all year round,...

I live in Utah, which is bone-dry all year round, and I've learned to select my film partially for which ones curl inward when drying and which don't, at least in 120. Tri-X, Fomapan 100, and Neopan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By regularchickens
Zeiss ZM lenses have a nub, but also have a...

Zeiss ZM lenses have a nub, but also have a ribbed ring. The nub is more so you can tell where the focus is by touch, rather than something to hold on to.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 5,040
Posted By regularchickens
No, I dilute it 1:9. Wouldn't 1:1 dilution make...

No, I dilute it 1:9. Wouldn't 1:1 dilution make times extremely short?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 4,927
Posted By regularchickens
Yes, this. Use rebranded film to save quite a bit.

Yes, this. Use rebranded film to save quite a bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 5,040
Posted By regularchickens
I shoot a lot of it. It's my most-used 400-speed...

I shoot a lot of it. It's my most-used 400-speed film now, I think. I recently switched from souping it in Rodinal to Clayton F76+, to reduce grain. Seems nice either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 4,606
Posted By regularchickens
Tonality, dynamic range, the predefined (and...

Tonality, dynamic range, the predefined (and sometimes unpredictable) results I get from a given film and a given lens, and the fact that I don't think I'll be able to match B&W from APX 100 or Tri-X...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-15-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,681
Posted By regularchickens
There's no mention of tonality or DOF/focal...

There's no mention of tonality or DOF/focal length relationships... which are the main reasons I aim to use full frame. Dynamic range, at least, received a brief mention.

Using what one has access...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,780
Posted By regularchickens
I never know what to trust on the Massive Dev...

I never know what to trust on the Massive Dev Chart. I usually stick with Freestyle Photo's dev chart (http://www.freestylephoto.biz/techtips_filmdev.php), as it lists manufacturer recommendations,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,055
Posted By regularchickens
Not to mention that the Red uses a...

Not to mention that the Red uses a half-frame-sized sensor. I can't really see this particular tool catching on for shoots in big glossies. This is a stunt, but it may be a sign of things to come.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-25-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 5,479
Posted By regularchickens
I will leave it to others to decide whether I can...

I will leave it to others to decide whether I can be called an artist, or whether my work can be called art. I feel like I barely qualify to call myself a photographer. I'd prefer to focus on what...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-17-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
Posted By regularchickens
There several of these vertically-oriented film...

There several of these vertically-oriented film scanners that have popped up recently, and they all seem to have a 5MP sensor. And from reviews, it seems that none of them are any good. The Yashica's...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 2,927
Posted By regularchickens
I switched to steel reels recently from Paterson...

I switched to steel reels recently from Paterson and Rokunar plastic reels, mostly in order to try to wipe out a source of dust on my negs that was proving persistent. I made sure to get Hewes reels...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By regularchickens
The focus on my ZM Planar 50/2 was a little too...

The focus on my ZM Planar 50/2 was a little too loose, so I sent it to Zeiss's USA rep for factory service under warranty. Much to my surprise, the rep contacted me and said that he would ship out a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By regularchickens
I exercised the shutter for a while, then I shot...

I exercised the shutter for a while, then I shot a test roll on most speeds. The only speed that showed that characteristic darkening to the left was 1/1000, and the frame was also seemingly a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By regularchickens
Yes, the photo was taken horizontally, and it is...

Yes, the photo was taken horizontally, and it is uncropped. I'm also having light leaks when switching lenses, so it might well be time for a shutter replacement. :(

I shot several color rolls...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By regularchickens
Since they are horizontal on the film, no.

Since they are horizontal on the film, no.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By regularchickens
Is this a processing problem or a shutter problem?

Two rolls I shot in my M2 this past weekend exhibited underexposure and some streaks in the left 25% or so of many frames per roll (not all). Do I have some shutter bounce going on, or did I mess up...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,918
Posted By regularchickens
It's accurate. Epson themselves reported...

It's accurate. Epson themselves reported it:

http://www.epson.jp/products/colorio/photoviewer_digitalcamera/rd1xg/spec.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,680
Posted By regularchickens
April, eh? I'll grab some as soon as humanly...

April, eh? I'll grab some as soon as humanly possible.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2009
Replies: 311
Views: 53,342
Posted By regularchickens
Since this camera was announced, I have acquired...

Since this camera was announced, I have acquired two relatively inexpensive medium format systems (Mamiya M645 and Rolleiflex 3.5T). I understand the benefits of small size and in-camera metering...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2009
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,265
Posted By regularchickens
I won an auction for a Canon LTM 50mm f/1.4 on...

I won an auction for a Canon LTM 50mm f/1.4 on Yahoo! Auctions Japan. It was only 5000 yen, which I thought was a screaming deal, until I noticed too late that the seller said there was haze...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 4,440
Posted By regularchickens
That's a rumor as breathless as some of the...

That's a rumor as breathless as some of the digital rangefinder ideas that have flown around here and DPReview in the past year. Keep dreaming, guys. :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,437
Posted By regularchickens
A $10 wristwatch.

A $10 wristwatch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 4,437
Posted By regularchickens
I have had this recurring problem with my M2 on...

I have had this recurring problem with my M2 on one or two frames per roll in bright conditions. I sent it to Youxin Ye, and he beefed up an internal light shield. The problem went away for a few...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2009
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,196
Posted By regularchickens
No plans for shooting with a model this weekend,...

No plans for shooting with a model this weekend, but I'll probably go out to an open-to-the-public farm with a female friend and the Rolleiflex for some golden-hour shooting.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-09-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,258
Posted By regularchickens
I use a Domke J-803 for this exact purpose, but...

I use a Domke J-803 for this exact purpose, but it may be a little larger than you'd like. My Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home might fit both, but I haven't tried.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-07-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,461
Posted By regularchickens
I have to second the recommendation for the...

I have to second the recommendation for the Olympus Stylus Epic. It's a gem, aside from it being fiddly to disable flash.
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