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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-03-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,323
Posted By yanidel
I spent a year in A&M as an exchange student, had...

I spent a year in A&M as an exchange student, had a great time. Still a big fan of the Aggies and will stay up late at night to watch the games here in Europe. Has been quite frustrating for the last...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-27-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 36,936
Posted By yanidel
I love the IQ of the M8 and M9. If switching to...

I love the IQ of the M8 and M9. If switching to another sensor than CCD means a different rendering, than I'd be disappointed even if it brings higher ISO's and more dynamic range.
Now if they can...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,542
Posted By yanidel
I did use it for a time and it was a good...

I did use it for a time and it was a good performer. Nevertheless, I shoot a lot wide open and anytimes a subject was not in the center, it resulted too soft to my taste. This was my main bug with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2011
Replies: 207
Views: 21,613
Posted By yanidel
I have actually started a 12 months round the...

I have actually started a 12 months round the world trip a few weeks ago. I own a M9 and several great lenses but in the end I opted for a M8 + 35mm Lux Asph (and a Sigma DP2 as back-up). Indeed,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By yanidel
Canada makes it a bit too difficult for my...

Canada makes it a bit too difficult for my Argentinian girlfriend to get a visa ... same for the US, South Africa and China.
So we decided to skip on these destinations and go only to the countries...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By yanidel
Thank you all for words of encouragement and...

Thank you all for words of encouragement and offers.

So far, it looks like I'll be able to meet with five of you (mainly Australia). I look forward to it.

Unluckily, so far there is no plan to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By yanidel
Trip around the world - looking for street photographers

So finally, an old dream of a trip around the world has materialized. We are off for 12 months and currently in Turkey. It is a great opportunity to experiment with the "one lens only" philosophy and...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,290
Posted By yanidel
I lived in Monterrey for a year about 12 years...

I lived in Monterrey for a year about 12 years ago. It was a quiet and fun city then. It saddens me to see what it has become. Good nothing happened to you.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-07-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,840
Posted By yanidel
If you can bear with sticking to low ISO's, the...

If you can bear with sticking to low ISO's, the DP2 is in my opinion the best compact camera out there for street at this price point with good manual focus functionality.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-07-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By yanidel
I don't think you need a true manual focus to...

I don't think you need a true manual focus to make it effective. Look at Sigma's distance dial on the DP2. Fuji could have put a mechanical ring on the lens with distance scale. It is more important...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-06-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,149
Posted By yanidel
I don't understand Fuji. They got quite a few...

I don't understand Fuji. They got quite a few things right that duplicates the rangefinder experience (dials for speed and aperture, framelines, look) but they screw up on the one thing that matters...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 7,713
Posted By yanidel
Stop using it because of a chip ???? You should...

Stop using it because of a chip ????
You should have gone for the Rolex.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,387
Posted By yanidel
In my opinion, it takes months to master and...

In my opinion, it takes months to master and fully understand a camera. This post sounds a bit like "the first date kiss". ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 4,411
Posted By yanidel
And with only 800 Hexanons produced, I bet you...

And with only 800 Hexanons produced, I bet you that they'll once surpass the Nocti prices. I saw one sell for $4300 on Ebay not long ago.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-28-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,901
Posted By yanidel
Thanks Simon and Kully to have thought about me...

Thanks Simon and Kully to have thought about me on this shallow depth of field topic ;)

Here is my take on it. I compose exactly the same whether I shoot with thin DOF or smaller apertures. OOF...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 11,094
Posted By yanidel
Currently no car for the next 15 months or so....

Currently no car for the next 15 months or so. But my dear 97 Jeep Wrangler is waiting for me at a friend's house ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,976
Posted By yanidel
1. 35mm Summilux Asph 2. 60mm Hexanon 1.2 The...

1. 35mm Summilux Asph
2. 60mm Hexanon 1.2

The 35mm Lux is a great mix of sharpness, smoothness of OOF and moderate contrast. The 60mm Hexanon is amazing for sharp to OOF transition in a much smaller...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 7,032
Posted By yanidel
The 28mm Industar 69 is the smallest I even seen.

The 28mm Industar 69 is the smallest I even seen.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-03-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,833
Posted By yanidel
Stay out of the pre-asph unless you want the...

Stay out of the pre-asph unless you want the classic, soft and low saturation look wide open. Also, I believe some version do not focus correctly on the M9.
The Asph is magic, not too contrasty,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,293
Posted By yanidel
yet it does not have a rangefinder ... ;)

yet it does not have a rangefinder ... ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-02-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,833
Posted By yanidel
I agree as some posted, sell all and buy the 35mm...

I agree as some posted, sell all and buy the 35mm Lux Asph. A perfect match for the M9, about 80% of my pictures.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-31-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,090
Posted By yanidel
I have posted a daily picture or article on my...

I have posted a daily picture or article on my websites for the last three years. Stats show over 5000 unique visits a day though I think the real number is more around 1500. I guess my audience is...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-23-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 8,200
Posted By yanidel
I remember talking to a Leica rep in the Paris...

I remember talking to a Leica rep in the Paris fair. He mentionned a HDR mode in the following firmware.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,155
Posted By yanidel
Interesting write-up, thanks. The manual focus...

Interesting write-up, thanks.
The manual focus fiddling is exactly why I feel the X100 is not good enough for street photography. Nothing beats a mechanical focus ring in speed and I feel 3 seconds...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-07-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 8,609
Posted By yanidel
I have had my grey M9 for almost 18 months and...

I have had my grey M9 for almost 18 months and brass shows on every edges. I don't care, I use it daily, we get riddles too ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-16-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,030
Posted By yanidel
I agree yet Eleskin stated he wanted to use...

I agree yet Eleskin stated he wanted to use "fast" Leica lenses at high ISO's. If depth of field was the issue, I guess he wouldn't need fast ones ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-16-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,030
Posted By yanidel
I'd be interested to know what you can't do shoot...

I'd be interested to know what you can't do shoot with a 50mm Noctilux (or Summilux) at ISO1600 ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 7,986
Posted By yanidel
Yet luck is 100% correlated with...

Yet luck is 100% correlated with time/effort/routine. So really, it is 80% time/effort/routine. ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-06-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,871
Posted By yanidel
I have just started a 18 months world tour with...

I have just started a 18 months world tour with my M9, yet I have a M8 at my parents home ready with a couple of lens in case something happened to it. ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-06-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,518
Posted By yanidel
Unless you spend your time looking at output on...

Unless you spend your time looking at output on your computer at full magnification (where you'll see some softness wide open), the FSU lenses will just great on the R-D1. Just check focus is not too...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-18-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 25,245
Posted By yanidel
For tall guys like me, a 28mm induces much more...

For tall guys like me, a 28mm induces much more distortion than the 35mm as I have a tendency to point the camera downwards. That is the biggest difference to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,036
Posted By yanidel
I shoot 90% wide open. The Nokton is very soft...

I shoot 90% wide open. The Nokton is very soft in the corner and much lower contrast which I don't like much. Indeed by F8 the differences are much less.
I am heading to the world, 15-20 countries,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,036
Posted By yanidel
Time to start selling your kit then. ;) This...

Time to start selling your kit then. ;)

This lens + 60mm Hex is basically all I need.
The Nokton is nowhere near the Lux Asph wide open. You can obviously get the same shot but the look will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,310
Posted By yanidel
Great to finally see a new Cam shot ! It had been...

Great to finally see a new Cam shot ! It had been a long time ! ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,310
Posted By yanidel
Amazing shot Kristian !! And you know if you want...

Amazing shot Kristian !! And you know if you want the best of the two world, (F1 and F0.95), you will have to find that 60mm Hexanon ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2010
Replies: 175
Views: 10,792
Posted By yanidel
This shot fascinated me from the start (except I...

This shot fascinated me from the start (except I hate the Horns), Winogrand was actually able to include all 22 players in the frame. This being said, Winogrand also got injured pretty bad while...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2010
Replies: 175
Views: 10,792
Posted By yanidel
Whatever works for you, there are no rule....

Whatever works for you, there are no rule.

Reality is that not many shots work with a very long lens. You need to kneel, bend, and stay still so you restrict yourself from many potential shots. The...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-29-2010
Replies: 251
Views: 24,158
Posted By yanidel
Because it represents the luck of the street...

Because it represents the luck of the street photographer ......
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-19-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,354
Posted By yanidel
An further illustration of the double lining...

An further illustration of the double lining bokeh effect :p ?. A great shot, very smooth.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-17-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,354
Posted By yanidel
The other Konica lenses reviewed in the book...

The other Konica lenses reviewed in the book mentionned in my review are the 28mm, the 35mm and 90mm. They do not show any focus shift, nevertheless back focus seems a common feature. Probably due to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,354
Posted By yanidel
According to Jean-Marie Sepulchre DxO tests,...

According to Jean-Marie Sepulchre DxO tests, there is a very slight focus shift between F2.8 and F4.0. Sharpness on center is then just below the maximum grade but it will be very difficult to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,032
Posted By yanidel
No problem and thanks for mentioning. Too bad you...

No problem and thanks for mentioning. Too bad you missed slightly on the focus because the expressionof the dog was great.

And you are fully right, this project is about lessons to be learned. IMO,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-14-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,354
Posted By yanidel
60mm 1.2 Konica Hexanon review

A blog entry that turned into a comprehensive review. I have absolutely no desire to become a reviewer but thought it could be of interest to the community since it was never reviewed before (on...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-10-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 20,564
Posted By yanidel
Shooting from the hip is giving up the balance...

Shooting from the hip is giving up the balance between content and composition. It just leads to plain bad pictures in my opinion, unless you get very lucky.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-08-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,657
Posted By yanidel
I disagree, in the traditional domains of M...

I disagree, in the traditional domains of M cameras, reportage and street photography, most shots are taken at close to mid distances.
And anyways, framelines are more an indication of the field of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,032
Posted By yanidel
Well, instruction has several meanings, one of...

Well, instruction has several meanings, one of them is :
- an imparted knowlegde, a lesson
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,032
Posted By yanidel
Great, I am in, great challenge to follow....

Great, I am in, great challenge to follow.
Pirate, read the Bruce Gilden statement on the home page, that is the instruction.
http://streetphotographynowproject.wordpress.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,082
Posted By yanidel
It is a law of physics in the sense that it can...

It is a law of physics in the sense that it can be computed by formulas. But you are right, the ratio is not fixed. The 1/3 2/3 is a good rule of thumb for mid distances (2 to 5 meters) where most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,082
Posted By yanidel
Yet, put on my list of "10 reasons why I got a...

Yet, put on my list of "10 reasons why I got a bad shot", focus shift probably comes in position #9.
Really not a big deal in real life. Unless ones spends the time looking at his pictures at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,082
Posted By yanidel
Jp, it is not a convention but the law of...

Jp, it is not a convention but the law of optics/physics. The "acceptable sharpness plane" will always consist of 1/3 in front of the focus point and 2/3 behind. The lens cannot be adjusted to change...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-27-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,499
Posted By yanidel
No distance scale on the lens -> I pass. M8/9...

No distance scale on the lens -> I pass. M8/9 still rule.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 8,569
Posted By yanidel
I doubt it. To what I have seen from thé new CV,...

I doubt it. To what I have seen from thé new CV, the rendering is suite différent to the Cron. The cron is probably sharper wide open, more contrasty for overall a more modern look. Does not mean one...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,649
Posted By yanidel
My opinion is that these cameras (GF1, NEX) are...

My opinion is that these cameras (GF1, NEX) are useless for fast and wide open manual focus in street photography.
If you are after static objects or scenes with less action, it will work fine.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,041
Posted By yanidel
I guess this applies mainly to photographers in...

I guess this applies mainly to photographers in reportage, street or travel photography.
The Foveon sensor is apprentaly used a lot by landscape and wildlife photographers due to its color...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,563
Posted By yanidel
Maybe because we are on a rangefinder forum in...

Maybe because we are on a rangefinder forum in case you haven't notice ? ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,563
Posted By yanidel
It is nice ot have it in the viewfinder, but...

It is nice ot have it in the viewfinder, but again the main advantage of the DOF scale on the focus ring is that you can pre-focus before raising the camera to your eyes. Very important for stealth...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,563
Posted By yanidel
There is no match for the foveon sensor ;) (ok...

There is no match for the foveon sensor ;) (ok at ISO100 only ...)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,563
Posted By yanidel
I do, it allows to pre-focus before raising the...

I do, it allows to pre-focus before raising the camera to your eyes. Just quicker this way when you need to me stealthy.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 183,563
Posted By yanidel
??? Where are the interchangeable lenses ? Where...

??? Where are the interchangeable lenses ? Where is the distance scale on the lens ?
As great as it might look, it is still mainly an AF camera and won't compete with the R-D1, Bessas or M in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 29,070
Posted By yanidel
It got its bokeh king title because of the...

It got its bokeh king title because of the rendering at F4 apparently. Not wide open shots which are often quite curly. But people use it mostly at F2 for bokeh ... :rolleyes:
This being said, you...
Forum: Off Topic 09-14-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 4,078
Posted By yanidel
Stop procrastinating and just buy the damned M9...

Stop procrastinating and just buy the damned M9 !!!! ;) You will have spend more time writing on why not to buy it, instead of simply enjoying it.

Who really cares about 5 years from now ? Carpe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,523
Posted By yanidel
First, thanks for starting this interesting...

First, thanks for starting this interesting thread. indeed abit surrealist but some good points.

First and honestly, be it staged or not, the shot does not work in my opinion. There is no message,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-12-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,655
Posted By yanidel
I now edit on my LCD screen every day to avoid...

I now edit on my LCD screen every day to avoid your kind of situation. After a week in Arles, I had 300 pictures left to process which is fine.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-10-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,744
Posted By yanidel
I use to think that too. Yet I have been using...

I use to think that too. Yet I have been using the M8 for the last two weeks as my M9 is in Solms for a repair and I can tell you that I miss it a lot. More than I expected. The M8 is great but the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-09-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 8,178
Posted By yanidel
The R-D1 was my first digital rangefinder and...

The R-D1 was my first digital rangefinder and used it extensively for a year.
I then bought a M8 and afterwards a M9.
When I owned the R-D1, like you I went to a store and tried the M8. I even think...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-09-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 7,591
Posted By yanidel
To counter some arguments given here, I have...

To counter some arguments given here, I have found that though the 35mm Cron IV provides a smaller and lighter package, the 35mm Lux Asph balances better on the M8/9. I feel I get more stability when...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-31-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 8,178
Posted By yanidel
I am using the M9 in all manual so EV...

I am using the M9 in all manual so EV compensation is a no issue to me ;)
Here is why the M9 is superior to R-D1 in ergonomics :
- though the R-D1 has a ISO dial, it is difficult to change when you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 45,314
Posted By yanidel
The problem with the contrast method is that is...

The problem with the contrast method is that is requires a back and forth scan around the focus point. Meaning you can only know where the maximum contrast was once you actually get to the lower...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,745
Posted By yanidel
I guess I have been 95% in for the last three...

I guess I have been 95% in for the last three years ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By yanidel
A deserved publication. I love his work and...

A deserved publication. I love his work and follow his blog. Great job !
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,987
Posted By yanidel
That leaning technique probably works with a...

That leaning technique probably works with a subject at 1m, but the front focus length increases with distance. So at 5 meters, you'll probably end up on your butt before you get the shot ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By yanidel
I agree, for just a body and lens + rolls, the...

I agree, for just a body and lens + rolls, the f-5xa is much better. I own both and I fit my M9 + 60mm Hex (big lens) + 35 Lux + wallet + phone + keys +batteries in the f-5xb.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 99
Views: 11,136
Posted By yanidel
Bought the 28mm Ultron 1.9. Sold it. Bought the...

Bought the 28mm Ultron 1.9. Sold it.
Bought the 28mm Ultron 2. Sold it.
Bought the 28mm Cron. Sold it.
Bought the 28mm Ultron 1.9. End of loop, did not lose much money in process.

The Cron might be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By yanidel
Reportage - The making of

Two weeks ago I headed to Arles for a 6 days course on reportage with Eric Bouvet, a photographer that won several World Press Awards. Together with my M9 and two lenses, I found myself striding...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 22,544
Posted By yanidel
If you consider the size, the price of the lens +...

If you consider the size, the price of the lens + body to get roughly a 50mm F2 on 35mm film equivalent. For a RF user, I guess that a used M8 + 35mm lens makes more sense, no?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,335
Posted By yanidel
Definitely one of my favorite photographer, and...

Definitely one of my favorite photographer, and the only collector book I own is from him.
Yet after watching and reading a lot about him, I came to the conclusion that he liked to talk a lot and was...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 11,281
Posted By yanidel
I guess the M mount version would be an enormous...

I guess the M mount version would be an enormous lens. Too bad because the 24 Lux is way out of my budget.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By yanidel
The 28mm Ultron is absolutely great on the R-D1....

The 28mm Ultron is absolutely great on the R-D1. The first version 1.9, is actually better than the newer one, though a bit bigger and with a big hood. It allows to use the 28mm frame which is the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 4,914
Posted By yanidel
Here in Paris, I did notice people react...

Here in Paris, I did notice people react differently to my 58mm filter size Hexanon than my 46mm Lux. With a smaller lens on, the M9 almost looks like a compact camera, yet with the Hexanon it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-17-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 8,178
Posted By yanidel
Still owning the R-D1, M8 and M9, the term...

Still owning the R-D1, M8 and M9, the term mediocre could indeed be used when comparing R-D1 files to the M9. But there 6 years of technological advances in the M9 so it is normal and should be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,332
Posted By yanidel
GW was a wonderful photographer but after reading...

GW was a wonderful photographer but after reading and watching a lot about him, I came to the conclusion that he liked to intellectualize a lot photography even though he pleaded for the opposite....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,332
Posted By yanidel
Hi Gregory, in my terms I would only consider...

Hi Gregory, in my terms I would only consider your shots #3 and 4 as street photography. The others belong more to portraits in my opinion. The second to last one being a paparazzi shot ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,332
Posted By yanidel
My definition of street photography would be...

My definition of street photography would be :
1) a urban environment
2) a human presence or the feel of it.
3) the two above mixed to convey a message / emotion / feeling

Ps : most pictures fail...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,906
Posted By yanidel
There is a big difference in IQ but you probably...

There is a big difference in IQ but you probably won't detect it in any web pictures. The see a difference especially when recovering highlight, much more depth with the M9 and I find colors better...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-01-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,599
Posted By yanidel
Thanks Bingley for your kind words. 1) 40mm...

Thanks Bingley for your kind words.

1) 40mm does work well indeed for street to go out with one lens, yet the only 1.4 available is the Nokton, and I did not find it good enough especially wide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 4,770
Posted By yanidel
I think it is pretty much spot on. I would be...

I think it is pretty much spot on. I would be pretty pissed off to lose or break a $3000 lens, but financially it would not be the end of the world. More than that, I would be worried and it would...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-29-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 11,118
Posted By yanidel
Hello Juan, a bit stereotypical don't you think ?...

Hello Juan, a bit stereotypical don't you think ?

Actually I think the learning curve with a Leica is much longer then a DSLR for example. The all manual aspect means a lot of practice will be...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 11,118
Posted By yanidel
That was my point ... Three because of the great...

That was my point ...
Three because of the great life experience they provided around it ( Switzerland, US, Mexico). Fun!
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 11,118
Posted By yanidel
Not much to comment on the photography schools...

Not much to comment on the photography schools except I went to three excellent Business Schools and all I learnt was to think structurally, which is already a big deal. The rest came with my...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 11,118
Posted By yanidel
I guess we all have our criterias to judge the...

I guess we all have our criterias to judge the quality of pictures and whether it helps to its greatness or not. I don't look for ultimate sharpness (what's F8 ? ;) ) but dramatic transition from...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2010
Replies: 153
Views: 11,118
Posted By yanidel
Over the last three years I basically went from...

Over the last three years I basically went from R-D1 with CV lenses to M9 with Leica and Konica lenses. Looking at my pictures, I feel that most of my progress was made composition and technique...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,405
Posted By yanidel
I use the Digisix one handed too. After a while,...

I use the Digisix one handed too. After a while, it is easy to assimilate EV values with aperture/speed combinations, so moving the dial is not always necessary.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-20-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,599
Posted By yanidel
I still have both the M8 (though technically my...

I still have both the M8 (though technically my girlfriend inherited of it ;) mistake ), and the R-D1. Yet M9 files are so much better and react differently to my post processing, than a second body...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-20-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,599
Posted By yanidel
You have a point, yet I am not sure I understand...

You have a point, yet I am not sure I understand your concern about speed. I mostly shoot wide open (around F1.4-2) with both lenses so as I am in fully manual, most often I don't have to worry about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-20-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,599
Posted By yanidel
Thanks for all your contributions. It seems that...

Thanks for all your contributions. It seems that there are two main schools of thoughts for these that use two standard lenses that is :
A) two bodies, two lenses
B) leave one at home and enjoy the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-19-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 7,599
Posted By yanidel
Who shoots with two standard lenses ?

I have been using almost exclusively 35mm + 50mm (actually 60mm) for the last 6 months but I feel a growing frustration. Indeed, a lone standard lens can cover most situations in street photography...
Forum: Photo Software 07-18-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4,861
Posted By yanidel
Lightroom. You can do about anything of a...

Lightroom. You can do about anything of a traditional darkroom without getting in the complexity of PS.
Obviously, if you are high on processing your files to the pixel, PS will be a better option.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-17-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 5,719
Posted By yanidel
It does, but does not serve as a substitute to...

It does, but does not serve as a substitute to other needed skills.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 507
Views: 194,371
Posted By yanidel
490 grams with the detachable hood included ? :D

490 grams with the detachable hood included ? :D
Forum: Off Topic 07-12-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
I wonder what you have happened if Holland had...

I wonder what you have happened if Holland had scored on that one ?
Would they have left Spain equalize to compensate ?
What a weird situation that would have been.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 6,092
Posted By yanidel
I own both M9 and R-D1. The Epson is a bit like...

I own both M9 and R-D1. The Epson is a bit like an old car you take out twice a year for the fun of it. The M9 is way superior in all respect but I do wish it had that 1:1 finder of the R-D1.
Were I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2010
Replies: 507
Views: 194,371
Posted By yanidel
;) I guess it also depends how much you walk...

;)
I guess it also depends how much you walk with your kit. Spent 7 hours today walking in the streets of Paris. Putting my 60mm Hexanon on the M9 balances well but is already heavy (400 grs) after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2010
Replies: 507
Views: 194,371
Posted By yanidel
When you buy into the M system, it is often to...

When you buy into the M system, it is often to have a small system to go anywhere with camera + lens without having to carry bags around.
Try to go out with your 75 Lux in your pants pockets.
Forum: Off Topic 07-11-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Shame on the Netherlands ... they could have come...

Shame on the Netherlands ... they could have come out and play their wonderful football. They played to destroy their opponent instead.

Congratulations to Spain, well deserved on this game.

(PS :...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By yanidel
I'd love to see how it compares with the newest...

I'd love to see how it compares with the newest version. But at that price, I'll trust that mine is a better performer ;)
Amazing how these special series go up in value with time.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-07-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,621
Posted By yanidel
I meant the picture of your avatar and the one...

I meant the picture of your avatar and the one called Whitewash, which I would love to see in B&W.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-07-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,621
Posted By yanidel
Well deserved Simon ! Don't forget to put the hat...

Well deserved Simon ! Don't forget to put the hat and broom over the roof shots ! ;)
I have no experience but since the audience will be mostly non photography circles people, put the shots that...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
And I think this is the reason why it is always...

And I think this is the reason why it is always the same teams that end up winning the World Cup. Indeed, nations like Germany, Brazil, Italy or Argentina can easily field two high quality teams in...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
in my opinion, he is not clearly offside, so goal...

in my opinion, he is not clearly offside, so goal is valid.

Passive offside is when you do not participate to the action, he clearly did since he was on the ball path.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,049
Posted By yanidel
I agree that tiny lenses are wonderful yet I also...

I agree that tiny lenses are wonderful yet I also think that one mid size lens such as the 35mm Lux is a better choice then 3 tiny lenses with a 25/35/40 spacings. Especially for street where it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,486
Posted By yanidel
Can't remember his name, but one of the famous...

Can't remember his name, but one of the famous Japanese photographer that witnessed the atomic bombings could not take a single picture in the 45 minutes after the blast. I think he took half a dozen...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,466
Posted By yanidel
In marketing terms, there is certainly a few...

In marketing terms, there is certainly a few "delighter" features that could be added, but all the "must have" are covered with the current firmware IMO.

And I am pretty sure firmware update...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,466
Posted By yanidel
The M9 does not suffer from as many faults as the...

The M9 does not suffer from as many faults as the M8 at time of launch. I'd be happy if new firmwares come out, but the M9 is fully functional the way it currently is so this is no big issue to me.
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Without the offside rule, it would be a...

Without the offside rule, it would be a completely different game. Players would be allowed to just stay in the keeper area and wait for the ball. The offside rule is the very base of football, and...
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Impressive ! Germany is playing football in its...

Impressive ! Germany is playing football in its purest form right now. Take the ball, speed up to the opponent's goal in a few passes then score. All of that with a great team spirit. They will be...
Forum: Off Topic 07-02-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Uruguay is 3 millions people, you should be happy...

Uruguay is 3 millions people, you should be happy then ? ;)
Forum: Off Topic 07-02-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Without the famous events like the hand of...

Without the famous events like the hand of Maradona, the English (non?)-goal of 1966, football memorablia would not be the same. It is also what makes the game the greatest on earth and as...
Forum: Off Topic 07-02-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
It's the funny think about Spain, all supporters...

It's the funny think about Spain, all supporters and press see themselves World Champions before playing the games.
But they never end up World Champions.
I bet you that not this year either ......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,878
Posted By yanidel
I guess taking a second body comes down to one's...

I guess taking a second body comes down to one's personnality. Some will take a first care kit, water decontamination pills and two backup bodies just in case something happens.

Others just get on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,878
Posted By yanidel
Maybe you just don't need another lens since you...

Maybe you just don't need another lens since you used the 35mm 90% of time ;)

-50mm is not too close. It gives another look to pictures and a bit more distance to your subject. If you take mainly...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,540
Posted By yanidel
after a few years with rangefinders, one camera...

after a few years with rangefinders, one camera and a couple of lenses becomes an evidence. No need to force it IMO ;)
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
I think nations like Italy or England are paying...

I think nations like Italy or England are paying for what their leagues have become. National players are few on teams like Arsenal, Inter and many others. I really think they should put back...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-24-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,041
Posted By yanidel
I own several M lenses over $2000. They were all...

I own several M lenses over $2000. They were all bought used.
If I sell them again today or in 5 years time, they'll still be worth $2000 or even more.
Do you know many hobbies were the items you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,003
Posted By yanidel
You max weight/size for M lenses ?

One of the main advantages of the M system is the weight and size of the lenses vs their DSLR equivalents.
I often use a 60mm Hexanon which is an amazing lens, but at 420 grams and filter size 58mm,...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Sorry to disappoint you, but you will be working...

Sorry to disappoint you, but you will be working tomorrow ... ;)
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
I am not so exactic. You don't let wingers play...

I am not so exactic. You don't let wingers play walking around in search of a solution like happened on the goal.

What this game showed is that Germany still knows how to win the important games...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
It is attributed to Lineker, though some say it...

It is attributed to Lineker, though some say it was Keegan. The phrase was :
"Football is a game of eleven against eleven, and in the end Germany always wins"
Was probably pretty accurate in their...
Forum: Off Topic 06-23-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
what is cricket ? ;)

what is cricket ?
;)
Forum: Off Topic 06-23-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
At that point, most of my predictions proved...

At that point, most of my predictions proved wrong. I think this is just a wide open competition and there is no clear favorite. And remember, some of the previous World Champions barely escaped the...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Maradona is the biggest winner on that one. He...

Maradona is the biggest winner on that one. He took 37 years old Palermo along even he was heavily criticized to do so.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 17,827
Posted By yanidel
Actually I went from using aperture priority and...

Actually I went from using aperture priority and trusting the internal meter of the M9 to fully manual. Therefore I bought a lightmeter and now have a digital M2/4 ;) Overall, my exposures are...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
They don't deserved to be talked of. They should...

They don't deserved to be talked of.
They should all be banned for life from the national team.
Not a soap opera, a lousy reality show called "find the dumbest on the team" ;)
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Refs should come from the major leagues only...

Refs should come from the major leagues only (Premier, Liga, Calcio, Brazil, ...). You can't ask a ref that officiates games like Abu-Dhabi vs Dubai (with all respects to those teams) all season to...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Great, we agree that we can disagree ;) To me,...

Great, we agree that we can disagree ;)

To me, no offside too on NZ goal vs Italy. The player is not offside when NZ plays the free kick and it is then touched by two Italian players.

The...
Forum: Off Topic 06-20-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Keita will probably be suspended for that after...

Keita will probably be suspended for that after the fact. Cheaters like him have nothing to do in football. I can understand one trying to fake a penalty but simulating a punch is just whiny and...
Forum: Off Topic 06-20-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
I did not interpret it this way. I believe the...

I did not interpret it this way. I believe the ref asked Fabiano if he had used his arm to control the ball because he could not clearly see it from his point of view. This resulted in the weird...
Forum: Off Topic 06-20-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Football is a reflection of our current society....

Football is a reflection of our current society. The rich, including the football stars, are so disconnected wit the daily life of the masses that they do not understand their huge responsibility in...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
England looked like they had some sleep pills for...

England looked like they had some sleep pills for dinner. Horrible game and I probably won't be able to sleep until late. Algeria fans are storming the Champs-Elysées honking all around. Almost a...
Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Impressive Mexico, full speed football like it...

Impressive Mexico, full speed football like it should always be. Well deserved !
Forum: Off Topic 06-16-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
Interesting analysis ! Can't believe we won ......

Interesting analysis !

Can't believe we won ... I am stunned. Definitely merits a few beers !!

This is really what make the World Cup so great !
Forum: Off Topic 06-16-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
To start lousily and end lousily ... ;) Former...

To start lousily and end lousily ... ;)
Former teams were better but this one gives hope for the future.
Now if you we could tie Spain ...
Forum: Off Topic 06-16-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,105
Posted By yanidel
I you look at history, the first round usually...

I you look at history, the first round usually means nothing. Be it Italy in 82 or France in 98, they barely qualified playing lousily and ended up as World Champions with brilliant...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-10-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,018
Posted By yanidel
I remember reading Leica was producing something...

I remember reading Leica was producing something like 35 units a day and was aiming for more. If this is correct, all the rest is pure maths and 10'000 should not be far off. The US and Japanese...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-10-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,018
Posted By yanidel
At 30-50 produced a day for 10 months, that would...

At 30-50 produced a day for 10 months, that would be a max close to 10'000 since launch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By yanidel
35mm Lux Asph : simply the best. Sharp wide open...

35mm Lux Asph : simply the best. Sharp wide open with great OOF. Not too contrasty, small size.

60mm Hex 1.2 : At F1.2 the look of a Nocti. At F1.4, almost a 50 Lux Asph, and below the sharpest lens...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-02-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,629
Posted By yanidel
At the same time, thousands of Winogrand exposed...

At the same time, thousands of Winogrand exposed but undevelopped films were found at his death. He apparently enjoyed more the act of taking a photograph than looking at the result.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-02-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,629
Posted By yanidel
Overshooting to me is taking shots that I know...

Overshooting to me is taking shots that I know will be crap. Usually it happens when I am not inspired or not patient.

I kind of follow the "moment is gone" philosophy. If the first shot is not...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-28-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 19,514
Posted By yanidel
As I once read on a forum " 50mm is the focal of...

As I once read on a forum " 50mm is the focal of the Sunday amateur". So if your trip is not mainly about photography, that will probably do. ;)
Joke apart, I use a lot more 35mm on trips, it is much...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By yanidel
The Lux Asph is really two lens in one. From F2,...

The Lux Asph is really two lens in one. From F2, it will behave more or less like a Cron. At F1.4, the rendering is completely different and gorgeous and is worth the extra investment. As for size,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-23-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,911
Posted By yanidel
On the M9, there is no need to took to the LCD to...

On the M9, there is no need to took to the LCD to change ISO's. If you work within a series, let's say 200 400 800 1600, you can change it by touch only by pressing ISO and moving cursor up or down....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,502
Posted By yanidel
I remember starting a similar thread on Leica...

I remember starting a similar thread on Leica forum, 100 reasons to stay with the M8. On 09/09/09 I went to the M9 launch, tried it with my 35 Lux, and ... signed the order one minute after. I don't...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,456
Posted By yanidel
China is by far the biggest threat IMO unless a...

China is by far the biggest threat IMO unless a big rebellion happened (which is still unlikely for a few years I think).
As long as countries like france stay in the "35 hours a week" "retirement...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,456
Posted By yanidel
the problem has never been Greece as such but the...

the problem has never been Greece as such but the signal its situation sent. Meaning if Greece is in trouble, than Portugal, Spain, Italy or even France could be soon in the same mode.
Add to that...
Forum: Off Topic 05-21-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,456
Posted By yanidel
good to see some optimism. I am in doom mode...

good to see some optimism. I am in doom mode right now. There is no recovery in Europe and a deep recession coming due to looming budget cuts in public sector and the ensuing social unrest, this will...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-20-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,786
Posted By yanidel
I still own my R-D1 but I moved on to the M8 and...

I still own my R-D1 but I moved on to the M8 and then the M9. Each time file quality increased significantly.
I still take out the R-D1 from time to time but the feeling is a bit like having a Sunday...
Forum: Off Topic 05-19-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,456
Posted By yanidel
Most companies edge their sales in foreign...

Most companies edge their sales in foreign currencies for the course of the year, so even if the dollar is up, they still probably are getting a conversion that was fixed at the beginning of the year.
Forum: Off Topic 05-19-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,456
Posted By yanidel
Consumer good companies usually don't change...

Consumer good companies usually don't change their pricing because of currency fluctuations. And remember that Leica buys quite a few components in non-Euro currencies so while the Euro revenues...
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,521
Posted By yanidel
That illustrates today's people lack of...

That illustrates today's people lack of responsibility after decades of providence state. It's never one's fault, somebody else must be blamed. I cheat on my wife but someone else has to pay if I get...
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,521
Posted By yanidel
That is the most common claim here in Paris I...

That is the most common claim here in Paris I get. When I hear it, I just pass my way because I have found that people who claim that usually don't have enough education for a clarifying...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By yanidel
I owned that lens but moved on to the Lux asph....

I owned that lens but moved on to the Lux asph. The CV is an outstanding lens, no doubt about it with a gorgeous look at F1.2. Yet the two main reasons I sold it were :
- after doing side by side...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By yanidel
I think you are right when talking about longer...

I think you are right when talking about longer lenses or close distances , but for wide angles lenses m4/3 do not create enough separation at mid distances (3-5 meters) compared to let's say a 35mm...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-04-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,532
Posted By yanidel
This one's much better. It adds more complexity...

This one's much better. It adds more complexity and food for thought to the scene. I would crop it a bit more to the right, close to the boy's shadow.
Actually, I find the headless people in the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2010
Replies: 187
Views: 20,286
Posted By yanidel
I think that is spot on. I have met a lot of...

I think that is spot on. I have met a lot of Leica users here in Paris and 99% were passionates instead of people wanting to show off. And sincerely, if I want to show off on Les Champs-Elysées, a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 4,076
Posted By yanidel
My Leica gear is worth about 4 times my 135'000km...

My Leica gear is worth about 4 times my 135'000km 1997 Jeep.
Depends on your priorities.
Some have watches, other have houses or luxury cars. All of this turns to dust at some point, yet there is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 8,182
Posted By yanidel
If the lens was field tested, then Leica probably...

If the lens was field tested, then Leica probably did not put a serial number that allows to identify it.
The aperture ring is different than my 35mm Lux Asph.
Also, it shows a 7 meters focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
thanks guys. Great links Nico, I particularly...

thanks guys.
Great links Nico, I particularly like Alex Webb's work.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6,219
Posted By yanidel
I agree with that. Parisians are not that mean ;)...

I agree with that. Parisians are not that mean ;) , many pictures suggest you tried to avoid direct contact.

I particularly like the "Le clan des divorcées" shot. Very funny !
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
Here is a music slideshow on the wonderful people...

Here is a music slideshow on the wonderful people of Tuscany ;)

http://blog.yanidel.com/2010/04/20/around-the-world-a-tuscan-comedy/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
This Widelux is a wonder, love it ! J

This Widelux is a wonder, love it ! J
Forum: Travel 04-18-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,118
Posted By yanidel
Well, I was supposed to go to a wedding in...

Well, I was supposed to go to a wedding in Sevilla, and I am stuck in Paris ...

I have started a series on "Where to shoot in Paris". Only a few entries yet, but maybe it can help : ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 8,530
Posted By yanidel
To me, the Epson R-D1 1:1 viewfinder provides the...

To me, the Epson R-D1 1:1 viewfinder provides the best experience, especially to shoot with both eyes open.
I wish it had a bigger focusing patch and allow a bit wider focals.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
she probably had very long legs so Lluis could...

she probably had very long legs so Lluis could not resist getting his Xpan out in the plane ... right ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
Indeed a great weekend !!! Since I do not have...

Indeed a great weekend !!!
Since I do not have the wait times of film ;) let me initiate the pictures posting by a tribute and a thanks to our two lead organizers :

Kully Leica...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-07-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,673
Posted By yanidel
Only one thing matters : Can I use the Ipad to...

Only one thing matters :
Can I use the Ipad to watch the World Cup this summer ?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By yanidel
I find I spend less time on each file with M9 +...

I find I spend less time on each file with M9 + LR3 then I used to with M8 + LR2.
Also, using 1250 or 1600 is no longer a source of worries.
As for your other arguments, larger files is less a...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 2,654
Posted By yanidel
24 Lux used. Waiting for one to pop up at a...

24 Lux used. Waiting for one to pop up at a decent price (might have to wait for a while though). I'll probably need to sell a few lenses to fund it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
weather forecasts keeps on improving. Kully, I...

weather forecasts keeps on improving. Kully, I don't know what tricks you have been doing (and don't want to know) but it is surely working ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
I read that the reliability of weather forecasts...

I read that the reliability of weather forecasts decreases by 20% every day out. So since we are 6 days in advance, I would not worry too much about it anyways. And since Kully must be undressing as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
In your case, if you could commit to bring only...

In your case, if you could commit to bring only one bag full of gear, it would already be quite a success ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
All this talk got me motivated.... Hmmm hmmm, I...

All this talk got me motivated....
Hmmm hmmm, I commit in front of the whole assembly that I will only use one camera and 2 lenses during the whole weekend (applauses please). M9 + 35 Lux Asph + 60mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By yanidel
I have entered my "what gear am I going to bring...

I have entered my "what gear am I going to bring phase" ... what a brainstorming ;)
I want to commit to one camera and 2 lenses. So if you see me arrive with more than that, I will have failed in my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,873
Posted By yanidel
Well, I guess sometimes in history the framelines...

Well, I guess sometimes in history the framelines system + prime interchangeable lenses were deemed as core components deserving the rangefinder name.
This being said, a rangefinder is in strict...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,685
Posted By yanidel
A tiny bit of brass has appeared on my M9 after...

A tiny bit of brass has appeared on my M9 after months of usage. I hope It will have a lot of brass in several years, that would be the proof that the sensor resisted more then the paint to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 6,003
Posted By yanidel
Tourists faking to grab the Eiffel tower with...

Tourists faking to grab the Eiffel tower with their fingers...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-30-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,258
Posted By yanidel
Imagine the Terminator with two sets of mental...

Imagine the Terminator with two sets of mental framelines constantly moving (35mm and 50mm) to adjust to scenes unfolding around him. That's the way I visualize. ;) By the time, I raise the camera to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By yanidel
Same here, the 24 Lux is the only Leica lens I...

Same here, the 24 Lux is the only Leica lens I would like to own with no competitors but find too expensive be it new or used. Also, if CV could make it a bit smaller ;)
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-26-2010
Replies: 207
Views: 33,439
Posted By yanidel
Just downloaded the new firmware...

Just downloaded the new firmware 1.04.
Impressive, AF is now so much faster.
The camera is now usable in low light too, the AF actually locks on most subjects, unlike in the past.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-24-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,135
Posted By yanidel
I think it is cool to open threads dedicated on a...

I think it is cool to open threads dedicated on a specific lens or camera to get samples shots, but I think it should not be dedicated to a member's work only and used as a running thread to showcase...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By yanidel
what might have happened is that you experience a...

what might have happened is that you experience a peak that translated into better referencing on the web search engines. Therefore you get more traffic from it. (By the way, do not confound hits...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By yanidel
I owned all 75mm's and currently have the Cron...

I owned all 75mm's and currently have the Cron and Lux.
There is only one reason to justify the 75mm Lux over any other 75mm's : the F1.4 look. I would describe it as such :
- lower constrast
-...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,139
Posted By yanidel
I use compressed. Space is cheap but larger files...

I use compressed. Space is cheap but larger files slow down my computer. Also since I back up all my pictures to Flickr, upload time is faster too.
As for quality, you have to pixel peep to see it....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 18,393
Posted By yanidel
I think you hit the point here. A 90mm Cron...

I think you hit the point here. A 90mm Cron pre-asph is 500gr, not mentioning the 75mm Lux or Cron that are also in the 450-600gr range.
I know in absolute terms (and compared to Dslr lenses), 500gr...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 18,393
Posted By yanidel
335 grams according to that link...

335 grams according to that link
http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/jupiter9/

And I do have entire trust in the calibration of the cooking scale of my girlfriend ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-20-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 6,795
Posted By yanidel
When I look at pictures in my book collection,...

When I look at pictures in my book collection, I'd over say 90% have what we could call "technical faults" : unsharpness, vignetting, not accurate colors, grain, etc ... but somehow I suspect that...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 18,393
Posted By yanidel
Do you refer to the chrome one ? Is there a...

Do you refer to the chrome one ? Is there a difference with the black ? I had weighted my black Jupiter 9 at the time and it came to about 350 grams.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 18,393
Posted By yanidel
Owned it twice and sold it. Bad ergonomics, flare...

Owned it twice and sold it.
Bad ergonomics, flare and soft wide open.
But magic ...
Next time I'll keep it for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 4,093
Posted By yanidel
indeed ... ;) It does not mean that one should...

indeed ... ;)

It does not mean that one should not upgrade for pleasure, but I am not sure how a M10 could improve the IQ of my pictures in a detectable way on the print sizes I usually use....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 4,093
Posted By yanidel
Until the M9 came out, I felt limited in my...

Until the M9 came out, I felt limited in my creativity with previous digital cameras. I shoot wide open a lot and play with selective focus a lot, DOF was never thin enough for my taste with wide...
Forum: Off Topic 03-19-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 5,447
Posted By yanidel
maybe that's because you like to shoot naked...

maybe that's because you like to shoot naked women running around in dark bars ? ;)
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