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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,218
Posted By JoeFriday
I've had an EP2 for about 7 years (whenever it...

I've had an EP2 for about 7 years (whenever it first came out) and I really enjoy it. With an appropriate adapter, I can use just about any lens in my collection. In some cases, the depth of field is...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,011
Posted By JoeFriday
Best wishes to Stewart and his family.

Best wishes to Stewart and his family.
Forum: Off Topic 03-01-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFriday
good one, Brian. And sadly enough, I didn't even...

good one, Brian. And sadly enough, I didn't even have to google that one to know it.

I'm still kicking around names, but 'whatever' is right.. it's a name that will be use a LOT, so I need to make...
Forum: Off Topic 02-26-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFriday
apparently you are right, jesse... I never knew...

apparently you are right, jesse... I never knew that.
Forum: Off Topic 02-26-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFriday
great suggestions all around! I kinda like Click,...

great suggestions all around! I kinda like Click, but I think that would confuse him at times. It would kinda be like naming him "Chute"... being out in the field and hearing people say "shoot" would...
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFriday
interesting choices, brian :)

interesting choices, brian :)
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By JoeFriday
naming my pup

I'll be driving to Kentucky in two weeks to pick up a new shooting buddy. And by shooting, I mean shotguns. I'm getting a llewellin (english) setter pup to train as a bird dog. So, sometime in the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,528
Posted By JoeFriday
and has anyone here not done business with joe at...

and has anyone here not done business with joe at some point?

but we all know new (to you) stuff takes better photos.. go for it!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,272
Posted By JoeFriday
I saw the Arbus movie last fall on dvd. It wasn't...

I saw the Arbus movie last fall on dvd. It wasn't bad, but I don't know how accurate it was. Diane comes across as a person who hides behind her camera. It's worth watching, tho.



And the movie...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 8,861
Posted By JoeFriday
This is very similar to the question of whether...

This is very similar to the question of whether or not you would buy an auto-focus rangefinder. There are proponents on both sides of the fence... the purists who insist manual is the only way to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-19-2011
Replies: 922
Views: 71,202
Posted By JoeFriday
I just found an unexposed roll in my fridge...

I just found an unexposed roll in my fridge today, dammit!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,098
Posted By JoeFriday
So Jan, what you're saying is she is exactly like...

So Jan, what you're saying is she is exactly like you?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 10,436
Posted By JoeFriday
fly fishing and photography? that's like trying...

fly fishing and photography? that's like trying to mix beer and pretzels!

but speaking of... does anyone remember the book "Upstream" by Thomas McGuane and Charles Lindsay? Images shot on a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 10,905
Posted By JoeFriday
well, I did mention my Safrotto was black.....

well, I did mention my Safrotto was black.. should I have said African American?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,382
Posted By JoeFriday
My digisix has worked very well for me. It's...

My digisix has worked very well for me. It's definitely a one-hander, as opposed to my Luna-Pro, which is quicker, but requires too hands. If I could have a Luna-Pro the size of a digisix, I'd be a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 10,905
Posted By JoeFriday
I've got a black Safrotto that I think I've used...

I've got a black Safrotto that I think I've used twice (it was a bit big for me). If anyone is interested, throw an offer at me. It's been sitting in a closet for 3 years and ought to be put to use...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2010
Replies: 281
Views: 21,649
Posted By JoeFriday
Gabriel, you're actually becoming more sarcastic...

Gabriel, you're actually becoming more sarcastic than I am! :)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,134
Posted By JoeFriday
I picked up the E-P2 with the kit zoom lens and...

I picked up the E-P2 with the kit zoom lens and am getting stellar results. Even better results (of course) with my 50/2 and 90/2 Summicrons and a cheap adapter. I'm pretty sure my M3 will be up for...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By JoeFriday
problem with my new E-P2

I just took delivery of a new Oly E-P2 and I've already run into a snag. I can't figure out how to load the film!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By JoeFriday
having owned one a few years back, my first...

having owned one a few years back, my first advice is to put in really cheap film.. because even if it seems like it works, there's no guarantee. Run a couple rolls through it over a day or two just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By JoeFriday
good one! I briefly had a 7s (from that Big Box...

good one! I briefly had a 7s (from that Big Box of Cameras, if anyone remembers that). It had a stellar lens and I really liked the simplicity. As I recall, it found a new home in the Netherlands...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
yeah, I do have cabin fever.. and maybe a slight...

yeah, I do have cabin fever.. and maybe a slight case of GAS

but good comments and suggestions from everyone so far.. I'm taking every comment into consideration
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
thanks for the heads up, Keith.. I obviously...

thanks for the heads up, Keith.. I obviously missed that thread, but I might just jump in on it

now.. to use the Contax T or IIa??
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
dave! good to see you again, bro I hear you...

dave! good to see you again, bro

I hear you about the dangers of having too many cameras and not using them.. that's been my problem for a while.. maybe it's time to thin my herd and put them back...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
hmmm.. a Hassy or Mamiya kit could certainly do...

hmmm.. a Hassy or Mamiya kit could certainly do what I want.. the question is, could I put together a system for under a grand?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By JoeFriday
I started out with a Yashica GSN.. awesome lens,...

I started out with a Yashica GSN.. awesome lens, but a bit limited in only have shutter-priority and a crappy RF patch.. not to mention big as a brick

then bought a Kiev 4a which was excellent.. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
not a bad thought, Al.. but I already have a...

not a bad thought, Al.. but I already have a Rolleiflex.. not to mention a few Holgas.. I guess I'm thinking of putting together a more versatile system.. something that can handle macro as well as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,315
Posted By JoeFriday
no shame in using a Lumix, either.. I STILL...

no shame in using a Lumix, either.. I STILL regret trading mine to joe
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By JoeFriday
thinking of going back to a DSLR

hey guys.. long time no see! I haven't exposed any film for quite a while now, and I need to find something to get me excited about shooting again

I think my problem is that I've gotten into a rut...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By JoeFriday
wow.. it's not often you see a Black Canonet.. I...

wow.. it's not often you see a Black Canonet.. I have 2 in silver, and they're awesome.. you definitely ought to use it
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-13-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By JoeFriday
I've had both Jupiters and Industars, and the...

I've had both Jupiters and Industars, and the only one I regret parting with was a pristine J-8.. William, if you're not using it, I'll take it back! ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 5,126
Posted By JoeFriday
bike.......

bike.......
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By JoeFriday
thanks for the many excellent suggestions.. I'm...

thanks for the many excellent suggestions.. I'm on the Calumet website right now and I see many options.. and the Lost Luggage site is very cool.. the House of Portfolios is also a great resource.....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By JoeFriday
portfolio presentation binders?

I need to find a presentation binder to hold 8x10 prints.. something that will impress clients and suitable for job interviews

it should be durable, have removable inserts.. the usual stuff

anybody...
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By JoeFriday
any Capa negatives are a treasure.. this is great...

any Capa negatives are a treasure.. this is great news

and this reminds me of a close friend of mine whose grandfather put together a photo album during WWII.. but not just any album.. he was a lab...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,793
Posted By JoeFriday
I've been using a Nikon Coolscan V for about a...

I've been using a Nikon Coolscan V for about a year now on my Powerbook with excellent results.. it's not firewire, unfortunately, but the scan times are pretty decent
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-19-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 2,610
Posted By JoeFriday
I often walk about with just a 50 on my...

I often walk about with just a 50 on my Leica/ZI/Contax.. mostly because it's the lens I started with and it seems to be a 'do all' lens that can get kind of wide but also will allow you to get in...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-19-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By JoeFriday
RF camera movie siting - Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow

I just finished watching Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow, starring Jude Law, Gwenneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.. not great, but very entertaining

most RFF members would appreciate Gwenneth's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By JoeFriday
I'll reiterate what others have said about...

I'll reiterate what others have said about finding someone you enjoy working with... I've never shot a wedding and have only been involved in a couple, and none recently, so I don't have any direct...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By JoeFriday
oh, and if at all possible, hire this...

oh, and if at all possible, hire this guy

http://www.jeffascough.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By JoeFriday
I have a friend who has a couple seasons of...

I have a friend who has a couple seasons of wedding photography under his belt... his wife is also part of the package deal.. not only is she the photography assistant, but a great deal of her...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,935
Posted By JoeFriday
M8 takes 2nd place Wallpaper design award

http://www.wallpaper.com/technology/design-awards-gadget-on-the-go/2028

right behind the iPhone, the M8 is voted 2nd best marriage of technology and design on the go by Wallpaper...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By JoeFriday
oh sorry.. I missed the part about you wanting to...

oh sorry.. I missed the part about you wanting to scan slides.. I've never ventured into that territory
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By JoeFriday
I believe a few people here have been using this...

I believe a few people here have been using this setup

http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/models/4490.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 5,424
Posted By JoeFriday
lately I've been seeing the K10D with kit lens at...

lately I've been seeing the K10D with kit lens at around $650.. and yes, the shake reduction makes a very big difference in some situations

I've been looking very hard at that same Pentax and keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 5,395
Posted By JoeFriday
yeah, that IS madison!

yeah, that IS madison!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 5,395
Posted By JoeFriday
my vote goes to the Olympus Stylus based on the...

my vote goes to the Olympus Stylus based on the field of view and even metering
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By JoeFriday
good points made by all.. and joe, I was telling...

good points made by all.. and joe, I was telling someone just today that I missed that Panny FZ20

but I'm looking for a 'do it all' digital that might carry me into the professional arena, should I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By JoeFriday
trading RF for DSLR.. am I crazy?

lately I've been getting a hankering for a DSLR to replace the Nikon D70 I used to have. I looked at the Pentax K10D for a while, which is a very nice camera for the money. But then I read a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By JoeFriday
yeah, like that'll happen ;)

yeah, like that'll happen ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,295
Posted By JoeFriday
I don't know the market value of your Canon...

I don't know the market value of your Canon system, Chris.. but if it's about the same as the M2, you probably couldn't go wrong with the trade.. if you decide not to keep the M2 and it's in decent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeFriday
yep, I used to matte and frame dozens of photos...

yep, I used to matte and frame dozens of photos at my old job.. I have a Logan matte cutter.. and I agree that it requires some practice, even for a simple rectangular cutout

jan, are you sure you...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-01-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By JoeFriday
Tom, I saw your photos on flickr earlier today.....

Tom, I saw your photos on flickr earlier today.. very swank! I might have to get one, even tho I already have several in black
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeFriday
Steve, I didn't even see the movie.. I just have...

Steve, I didn't even see the movie.. I just have a habit of taking photos of that particular marquee whenever I'm in that area

the theater is very unique in several ways:

it is considered the only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeFriday
thanks everyone! Francisco, your info is what I...

thanks everyone!

Francisco, your info is what I was recalling.. I'll probably go that direction
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeFriday
Contax T (38mm sonnar) and Fuji NPS160 handheld...

Contax T (38mm sonnar) and Fuji NPS160 handheld around 1/30th at f5.6
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeFriday
lost my amateur status

I sold my first print today to a coworker.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/88/264475771_8336229812.jpg

an 8x10 matted and framed.. now I'm wondering what the typical format is for adding the title...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-29-2007
Replies: 103
Views: 18,751
Posted By JoeFriday
I personally would go with the Biogon for image...

I personally would go with the Biogon for image quality.. but for price/speed the Ultron gets the nod
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By JoeFriday
I think I would have liked to have met the...

I think I would have liked to have met the Major.. I'm sure he would have an interesting view of the thug known as Che
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By JoeFriday
happy Birthday, Sbug

36 years.. 36 frames.. coincidence? I think not!
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By JoeFriday
Happy Birthday, Sbug

36 years... 36 frames.. coincidence? I think not!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-09-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By JoeFriday
I get all my C41 film processed at Walgreens,...

I get all my C41 film processed at Walgreens, which is probably going to be comparable to Walmart.. and I find their CD scans to be useful only as a digital contact sheet.. they generally lose most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By JoeFriday
come on over, Erik and I'll split them with ya

come on over, Erik and I'll split them with ya
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By JoeFriday
he he :) (The message you have entered is too...

he he :)

(The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-04-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,766
Posted By JoeFriday
yes, you should get a ZI.. problem solved

yes, you should get a ZI.. problem solved
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By JoeFriday
yes, I am a US citizen, thankyouverymuch :) I'm...

yes, I am a US citizen, thankyouverymuch :)

I'm in the process right now of sewing up the final touches of my red/white/blue kite just to celebrate.. then I'll pop open some red wine :)
Forum: Off Topic 07-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By JoeFriday
Happy Independence Day!

just wanted to say, to all our US citizens, happy 4th of July!

last night was the scheduled evening for fireworks, but a sudden lightning storm swept in just before they were to begin.. so no...
Forum: Photo Software 07-04-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By JoeFriday
Ray is correct... I did the Book 2 layout in...

Ray is correct... I did the Book 2 layout in QuarkXPress.. I have extensive experience in both Quark and InDesign and can say that both are excellent programs.. Quark being the better of the two,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-27-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By JoeFriday
between my ZI and M3, I think if I had to make a...

between my ZI and M3, I think if I had to make a Sophie's Choice, the ZI would be the one I would keep

the ironic part of the logic in my decision is that I would keep the ZI because it would be...
Forum: Off Topic 06-27-2007
Replies: 222
Views: 28,105
Posted By JoeFriday
good story, Bob! Not many people in Wisconsin...

good story, Bob! Not many people in Wisconsin know who Joe Breeze is. But most people get a puzzled look on their face when they look at my bike and don't see TREK on the downtube.

speaking of...
Forum: Off Topic 06-27-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By JoeFriday
by that you obviously don't mean any Miller...

by that you obviously don't mean any Miller product :D but a cold Spotted Cow ain't bad
Forum: Off Topic 06-27-2007
Replies: 222
Views: 28,105
Posted By JoeFriday
here's my only bike at this point (I know, crappy...

here's my only bike at this point (I know, crappy photo).. a '97 Breezer Jet Stream.. I spec'd out every single component on the bike and built it up myself.. all the way from the hubs, shift levers,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By JoeFriday
latest word on CV 28/1.9 Ultron?

the last I heard, CV discontinued production on the current 28/1.9 Ultron, and rumors immediately started flying that an M-mount version was being designed

any further development on this? I'm...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-23-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,975
Posted By JoeFriday
I'd guestimate my stash at around 200 rolls of...

I'd guestimate my stash at around 200 rolls of various color film, ranging from Kodachrome 64 to Fuji Press 800.. plus 2 bulk rolls of Tmax 100
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-18-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,807
Posted By JoeFriday
no, it's actually a Rolleiflex.. and a fairly...

no, it's actually a Rolleiflex.. and a fairly rare 2.8A from the mid 40s, I believe

it was sent to Harry Fleenor a year ago, but I had severe stickershock when he quoted me over $400 for a CLA.. I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-17-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By JoeFriday
the black paint on mine (formerly joe's) is...

the black paint on mine (formerly joe's) is holding up extremely well.. I can't detect any significant wear
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-17-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 5,093
Posted By JoeFriday
I've had my M3 for about two years now, and it...

I've had my M3 for about two years now, and it has a very clear viewfinder and performs flawlessly

I've had my ZI for about 3 months now, and it also has a perfectly clear viewfinder and has always...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,807
Posted By JoeFriday
I'm about to box up my Rollei 2.8A to send off...

I'm about to box up my Rollei 2.8A to send off for a complete CLA.. here's the photo.net ad where I found a 'local' source

http://www.photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=670045

I've read mostly...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,858
Posted By JoeFriday
definitely Scala.. but with the ability to get it...

definitely Scala.. but with the ability to get it processed anywhere
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,071
Posted By JoeFriday
about the only garage sale deal I've found...

about the only garage sale deal I've found recently was a 1946 Decca Records Al Jolson box set on vinyl for $4 in near mint condition
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By JoeFriday
that's a great deal, depending on the condition...

that's a great deal, depending on the condition of the gear.. basically, you got a 90mm lens thrown in for free!

now make sure you're aware of how the metering system works, as that frequently...
Forum: RFF News 06-08-2007
Replies: 210
Views: 15,962
Posted By JoeFriday
nearly 80% of the total RFF membership has joined...

nearly 80% of the total RFF membership has joined since this project was completed and offered to the public.. here's the story behind the Rangefinder Book history

the original RFF book was...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By JoeFriday
I've shot a lot of slide film through my T with...

I've shot a lot of slide film through my T with no problems at all.. just keep in mind that the meter will always expose for highlights
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By JoeFriday
well, there is his son that was nearly expelled...

well, there is his son that was nearly expelled from prep school for getting busted smoking pot too many times.. I think the media was too busy following the Bush twins (and who wouldn't be?) to pay...
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2007
Replies: 210
Views: 15,962
Posted By JoeFriday
oh it's nothing really.. I just expect to be...

oh it's nothing really.. I just expect to be inducted into the RFF Hall of Fame.. or is that, Shame?
Forum: Off Topic 06-05-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By JoeFriday
I personally think Al Gore should have quit while...

I personally think Al Gore should have quit while he was ahead.. which was right after he invented the internet
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2007
Replies: 210
Views: 15,962
Posted By JoeFriday
the Lulu version is going for about $40...

the Lulu version is going for about $40 shipped

http://www.lulu.com/content/257793

I don't have a firm price since this topic was revived after more than a year when I first mentioned it

I'll get...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-04-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,136
Posted By JoeFriday
I see them just fine on my mac using Safari very...

I see them just fine on my mac using Safari

very nice photos.. excellent tonality and texture in many of them.. my two favorite shots being the dog and the first photo of the ants.. well done :)
Forum: RFF News 06-03-2007
Replies: 210
Views: 15,962
Posted By JoeFriday
keep in mind that this topic was originally...

keep in mind that this topic was originally introduced over a year ago.. I do still have the necessary files for Book 2, and it wouldn't be a problem getting it printed somewhere

I still have the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-01-2007
Replies: 318
Views: 81,329
Posted By JoeFriday
time to officially add me to the ZI owner's list,...

time to officially add me to the ZI owner's list, having put joe's ex-ZI to use for at least a month now.. now looking for a good affordable 28mm to dress it with
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By JoeFriday
started with a Ricoh 500G? not a bad choice!

started with a Ricoh 500G? not a bad choice!
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,830
Posted By JoeFriday
2007 Merrimack Souhegan.. and the black thing...

2007 Merrimack Souhegan.. and the black thing under it is a 2001 Audi A4
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By JoeFriday
KEH is another source.. altho their shipping...

KEH is another source.. altho their shipping charges can get prohibitive
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,776
Posted By JoeFriday
I would definitely second the referral for...

I would definitely second the referral for Mountainsmith.. I use one of their messenger bags as my main camera bag.. and I had one of their larger camera backpacks for my DSLR gear.. the backpack was...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,047
Posted By JoeFriday
following the rule of Seven Degrees of...

following the rule of Seven Degrees of Separation.. I'm not a fan of Costner, but the guy who built the canoe I just purchased , the Merrimack Souhegan (http://www.merrimackcanoes.com/), also built...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,665
Posted By JoeFriday
it does appear to have the Sonnar look in my...

it does appear to have the Sonnar look in my eyes.. not tack-sharp but quite adequate focus.. and with the 'sonnar signature' (in my experience) having a very smooth roll-off into the OOF areas, with...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By JoeFriday
incidentally, Peter.. my tv is a 20 year old Sony...

incidentally, Peter.. my tv is a 20 year old Sony Trinitron that has rather good image quality (after having been calibrated at great length).. but I'm fairly confident my next set will be a...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By JoeFriday
to clarify a bit more.. I do understand what the...

to clarify a bit more.. I do understand what the hype about high definition television is about.. I like to claim that I witnessed HDTV a decade before everyone else I know.. I used to be in the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By JoeFriday
HDTV showroom image quality

this might call for a poll (assuming anyone else cares).. I've kicked around the idea of upgrading my tv for one of those fancy new wide aspect HD sets.. obviously the image quality must be good, if...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-30-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By JoeFriday
great shots, Ralph.. that lens is really sharp.....

great shots, Ralph.. that lens is really sharp.. but I'm very interested in the bokeh, as I'm thinking of getting the 28mm Ultron for low light indoors.. any experience with that, anyone?
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By JoeFriday
how about refining the lens into a f1.5 sonnar...

how about refining the lens into a f1.5 sonnar and make the sensor useable at ISO 1600
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-29-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By JoeFriday
two very pretty ladies.. thanks for posting!

two very pretty ladies.. thanks for posting!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By JoeFriday
my Leica and ZI both sport softies from Tom A.....

my Leica and ZI both sport softies from Tom A.. I'd definitely like to 'upgrade' them to a RFF version.. but only if they have the dome top
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,457
Posted By JoeFriday
there's not much that you need to know.. other...

there's not much that you need to know.. other than the lens is excellent.. get yourself a decent lightmeter and enjoy!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By JoeFriday
looking for a photo book about homeless father

a coworker approached me a few days ago and told me about a photographer he heard about on CBC satellite radio.. the story, from what he remembered, was that a woman won a camera in a contest or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,556
Posted By JoeFriday
I have to agree that the Sonnar 50/1.5 can be a...

I have to agree that the Sonnar 50/1.5 can be a magical lens that will rival anything Leica have produced.. mine was superb until Henry Scherer overhauled it.. now it's stellar.. so nice that I was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-20-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By JoeFriday
that's generally true.. however, if you check...

that's generally true.. however, if you check around, you might be able to find a 1-hour place in your area that does just as good of a job.. I'd estimate the the results are 10% due to the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By JoeFriday
Michael brings up another great benefit of the...

Michael brings up another great benefit of the Mac and wireless.. like him, I have my Powerbook set up with an Airport Express, which in turn is connected to my stereo.. my entire music collection...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By JoeFriday
I am firmly in the "hates glossy screen" camp.. I...

I am firmly in the "hates glossy screen" camp.. I think it was a 'feature' that computer makers added just to make dvds played on the computer look more like HDTV.. it has no value for anything...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By JoeFriday
you are going to LOVE the portability of a...

you are going to LOVE the portability of a notebook and wifi.. I've had that setup for a couple years now and it's awesome.. you can work/surf/play from your couch.. then get up and go into the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,960
Posted By JoeFriday
I am all over that XA2! as for my cheap camera...

I am all over that XA2!

as for my cheap camera deals.. I think I'd be better at listing all the great deals I've given away for a very low fee or just the cost of shipping.. a nearly perfect (in my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,432
Posted By JoeFriday
great shot, Derrick! I can see why you're so...

great shot, Derrick! I can see why you're so proud of it.. especially given the situation you were shooting in
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By JoeFriday
I've got 3 Holgas and none of them have any...

I've got 3 Holgas and none of them have any significant light leaks.. but I tape over the film counter (in a way that you can temporarily pull it back when advancing)

I'm not a fan of light leaks,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-19-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeFriday
before proceeding with returning the camera,...

before proceeding with returning the camera, check one more time to make sure you have the batteries installed in the proper orientation.. if that does not help, I understand your frustration
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By JoeFriday
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/50676516_5c3a1bd...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/50676516_5c3a1bd128_o.jpg
taken as my odometer rolled over 100,000 miles.. photo taken with Contax...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By JoeFriday
yes, the meter is the 'match needle' variety.....

yes, the meter is the 'match needle' variety.. it's actually a really nice setup in that it works pretty effectively as a spot meter.. use the RF patch as the metering location.. point it at...
Forum: Off Topic 05-14-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By JoeFriday
enjoy the time out of Illinois.. as nice as the...

enjoy the time out of Illinois.. as nice as the flatland is, it'll still be there when you come back
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By JoeFriday
I bought joe's and it's so nice that I'm...

I bought joe's and it's so nice that I'm considering parting with my M3 as I doubt it will see much use from now

I've seen other ZM's go for about the same as joe's.. I preferred his since it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,200
Posted By JoeFriday
did he also do you the service of explaining how...

did he also do you the service of explaining how to make sure the main subject is exactly centered in the shot every time? and how it doesn't matter if you cut off people just below the knees?

I bet...
Forum: Off Topic 05-05-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By JoeFriday
happy birthday to you!

it's not quite a national (or international) holiday yet, but today happens to be Remy's (RML) birthday.. here's to a good year to one of our very talented young'uns.. may the sun always be at your...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-02-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 15,354
Posted By JoeFriday
it's an excellent camera, and I'm sure if you...

it's an excellent camera, and I'm sure if you don't want it, you'll have a dozen offers to buy it within minutes

here are some shots from mine
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joefriday/tags/vivitar35es/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By JoeFriday
not likely I'll be in the neighborhood, but it's...

not likely I'll be in the neighborhood, but it's good to hear about
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,732
Posted By JoeFriday
I think the secret to having 'the eye' is...

I think the secret to having 'the eye' is understanding how your gear will make the image.. the problem with most amateur photogs is that they don't realize that the human mind sees things very...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By JoeFriday
you have to advance the film... then pull the...

you have to advance the film... then pull the advance lever back slightly and you'll see the needle swing into place

I had the same 'problem' when I first got mine ;)

if you PM me your email...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By JoeFriday
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/52258986_9a91725...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/52258986_9a917253b9.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/105446408_6b2d8b722d.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/177406625_fc14bb91bd.jpg

some of you may have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By JoeFriday
that one made me laugh out loud, Todd.. great...

that one made me laugh out loud, Todd.. great shot and even better title
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,675
Posted By JoeFriday
it'll be processed the same as any other E6...

it'll be processed the same as any other E6 film.. I use those same mailers to get my Ektachrome processed and have always been pleased with the results
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-09-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 9,769
Posted By JoeFriday
I had a 7s about a year ago that didn't see much...

I had a 7s about a year ago that didn't see much use, only because I had too many cameras and not enough sense.. but from the times I did use it, the photos were great.. especially considering it had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By JoeFriday
I shoot Tmax 100 and process in HC-110.. I do it...

I shoot Tmax 100 and process in HC-110.. I do it at 70 degrees, 5.5 minutes

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/j24/j24.jhtml

awesome score, William! now you gotta find us...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By JoeFriday
you're definitely off to a great start!

you're definitely off to a great start!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By JoeFriday
ahh.. now I knew that was supposed to be easy.....

ahh.. now I knew that was supposed to be easy.. it's all done fixed up.. 10 minutes from start to finish, once I knew the procedure

thanks again :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By JoeFriday
thanks for the help, guys.. but I'm still stuck...

thanks for the help, guys.. but I'm still stuck on the basic step of removing the film advance lever.. the diagrams show the parts, but not the removal process
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By JoeFriday
Canonet repair question

a few months ago, I was mildly distraught to have a strap lug suddenly disconnect itself from my QL17 GIII... hopefully it will be an easy job to replace, but I've gotten exactly 3 screws into the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By JoeFriday
wowie.. I didn't realize I was MIA to this...

wowie.. I didn't realize I was MIA to this extent.. thanks for the 'shot across the bow', Tony

unfortunately, the orange market in Barbados bottomed out, and I was forced to return to the States.....
Forum: Off Topic 03-15-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By JoeFriday
the situation reminds me of the time I went to...

the situation reminds me of the time I went to the doctor to tell him that it hurt when I bent my arm way back.. he told me to stop bending it back like that and I've been fine ever since ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-12-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By JoeFriday
great stuff, Max! here's a shot from my IIa and...

great stuff, Max! here's a shot from my IIa and Sonnar 50/1.5 (the Jupiter clone ;) ) before the camera and lens went to stay with Henry Scherer for a...
Forum: Other RF 03-05-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By JoeFriday
good advice so far... especially the parts about...

good advice so far... especially the parts about researching the company and the job they're offering.. have a good idea of what they are hiring for, and be able to explain why you are the guy to fit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By JoeFriday
congrats! not a bad price.. and it's an excellent...

congrats! not a bad price.. and it's an excellent combo!
Forum: Off Topic 02-28-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By JoeFriday
I've read very good reviews of that unit.. isn't...

I've read very good reviews of that unit.. isn't there also a version with an input for iPods?

nevermind.. guess I should read all the responses before typing :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By JoeFriday
yeah, I don't have a problem shooting a half roll...

yeah, I don't have a problem shooting a half roll of b&w.. but I'll always finish off a roll of C41 since it doesn't cost any extra to blow the rest of the film on random objects

I developed a roll...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-28-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeFriday
Gerry, I don't think I did that religiously, but...

Gerry, I don't think I did that religiously, but probably did once in a while.. I'll make a mental note to start tensioning the film the way you describe.. maybe that's all it takes

btw, how is your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By JoeFriday
I have both the M3 and a mint CL with 40/2.. my...

I have both the M3 and a mint CL with 40/2.. my opinion is that the M3 is the best 50/90mm body you can find, with the possible competition from the Zeiss Ikon, which I've never held

but if you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By JoeFriday
I've never used the Canon, so I can't give a...

I've never used the Canon, so I can't give a comparison, but I have the 4490 and I'm very pleased with it.. the ICE feature is very nice.. well worth the extra money
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,692
Posted By JoeFriday
I've had my (formerly Gerry's) T for about a year...

I've had my (formerly Gerry's) T for about a year and a half now.. it's my "carry everywhere" piece.. usually in my glove compartment or nestled in my jacket pocket.. I've put 160 to 800 speed film...
Forum: Off Topic 01-07-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,907
Posted By JoeFriday
congrats on the new Mac.. you'll love it! and if...

congrats on the new Mac.. you'll love it! and if you have Windoze withdrawal, no problem.. just get Parallels and run both OSX and XP on the same computer at the same time!

yeah, you can get the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By JoeFriday
awesome.. I've lusted after the D-Lux for...

awesome.. I've lusted after the D-Lux for months.. can't quite justify it at this time, but who knows what the future might hold :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 5,234
Posted By JoeFriday
probably because it's not a rangefinder.. altho...

probably because it's not a rangefinder.. altho it is a sharp little camera
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By JoeFriday
I've always done #3, as Jan said.. but I use...

I've always done #3, as Jan said.. but I use Nikon Scan, which came with my CS V
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By JoeFriday
Contax T.. same as the guys with the XA's and...

Contax T.. same as the guys with the XA's and Minilux's.. it's small enough to always have handy.. and with the hyperfocal markings and the sharp Zeiss optics, it's hard to take a bad photo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By JoeFriday
too much for the Rollei.. and I doubt many people...

too much for the Rollei.. and I doubt many people are looking for a complete M-series kit in general
Forum: Off Topic 12-26-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 2,922
Posted By JoeFriday
mmmm.. Argyle is some of my absolute fave wine.....

mmmm.. Argyle is some of my absolute fave wine.. I have a few bottles of 2002 Reserve pinot noir

but my wine for the evening was a 2005 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz.. a very nicely balanced body...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By JoeFriday
I gotta agree with stevew.. I've got an Epson...

I gotta agree with stevew.. I've got an Epson 4490 and a Nikon Coolscan V, and I've come to the same conclusions
Forum: Off Topic 12-13-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,651
Posted By JoeFriday
my first thought was my M3 and Sonnar 50/1.5...

my first thought was my M3 and Sonnar 50/1.5 combo.. but then I realized that the vast majority of my best shots were taken with a Contax T

but my favorite camera is still probably my Vivitar 35ES.....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-13-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By JoeFriday
wow..the detail in those shots is amazing.. how...

wow..the detail in those shots is amazing.. how do you like using the Contax?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By JoeFriday
you can find them at a few places online, like...

you can find them at a few places online, like KEH.. but be forewarned that the shipping cost can easily exceed the item price
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By JoeFriday
I'd be very interested in picking up a couple.....

I'd be very interested in picking up a couple.. we'll have to see if he ships to the US
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By JoeFriday
Bill, those look really good.. but I can't tell...

Bill, those look really good.. but I can't tell anything about them from the website, like what they'll hold.. what do you use yours for.. lenses or bodies?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-06-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By JoeFriday
I spent a little too much time by the pool the...

I spent a little too much time by the pool the day before :mad:

and for future reference, here's the info that JHawker shared.. personally, I don't think it's any different than what I have been...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By JoeFriday
btw, here's a self-portrait from...

btw, here's a self-portrait from mine

http://static.flickr.com/52/166201743_04456f0cb4.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By JoeFriday
hey guys, I would appreciate a copy of that PDF...

hey guys, I would appreciate a copy of that PDF too.. I love my T, but I haven't gotten the hang of loading it as it has overlapping frames pretty regularly.. about once per roll.. and ALWAYS on my...
Forum: Off Topic 12-01-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By JoeFriday
I had a Lumix FZ20, which is certainly a step...

I had a Lumix FZ20, which is certainly a step down, but similar in some respects.. my experience was pretty much the same as yours.. excellent image quality.. I think the Leica/Panasonic lenses are...
Forum: Off Topic 12-01-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By JoeFriday
you can get an LC-1 for about $500? if that's the...

you can get an LC-1 for about $500? if that's the case, I might want it!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-30-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By JoeFriday
yeah, I've got that same itch.. I can't quite...

yeah, I've got that same itch.. I can't quite pull the trigger, but I consider selling the M3 and CL to pick up a ZI.. I'm just biding my time for now
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By JoeFriday
how about... "what strap do you use?" or "where...

how about...

"what strap do you use?" or "where can I get a grip?"
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By JoeFriday
"how is that screwmount working with that...

"how is that screwmount working with that body?"
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By JoeFriday
"want to see something fully exposed?"

"want to see something fully exposed?"
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By JoeFriday
very good for those nights when I can't sleep :)

very good for those nights when I can't sleep :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By JoeFriday
exactly.. it makes focusing wide open really...

exactly.. it makes focusing wide open really easy.. and with the 2" DOF at the near end of the focusing spectrum, that really counts
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By JoeFriday
my M3 works great with my 40/50/90 and goggled...

my M3 works great with my 40/50/90 and goggled 135

I have a hard time using my CL with the 90/2, but it works extremely well on the M3
Forum: Off Topic 11-23-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By JoeFriday
glad to hear you're liking the FZ20, joe.. but I...

glad to hear you're liking the FZ20, joe.. but I have to admit I'm missing it more and more!

the Lumix's are excellent cameras.. a stunning Leica lens, usually coupled with Anti-Shake technology...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By JoeFriday
you did it right the second time, Mike.. a 4.5 MB...

you did it right the second time, Mike.. a 4.5 MB file would be about right... files appear at 72 (or 75) dpi on a computer screen.. but it's all based on pixels, not inches.. so you can have a 1"...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By JoeFriday
Mike, if you are hoping to use this same file, I...

Mike, if you are hoping to use this same file, I have bad news for you.. I don't think you'll be able to upsample it adequately for printing.. it's about a third of required size

I'd say your...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By JoeFriday
rover, that particular coin came back in my dad's...

rover, that particular coin came back in my dad's pocket when he served in the Army back in 1958.. he has a small box full of coins like that.. once in a while I'll grab a couple, knowing he wouldn't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,538
Posted By JoeFriday
I talked to a local printer early this year to...

I talked to a local printer early this year to quote a reprint of the RFF2 book.. he said he could easily match our price, or even bring it down a bit.. the catch is that he requires an order of at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By JoeFriday
so it's a collectors item.. prices should...

so it's a collectors item.. prices should skyrocket soon!
Forum: Off Topic 11-22-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,001
Posted By JoeFriday
I highly recommend the Global line of knives.....

I highly recommend the Global line of knives.. they have excellent reviews and are extremely well balanced
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By JoeFriday
rover, sorry for never replying to this thread.....

rover, sorry for never replying to this thread.. didn't see it until just now

glad you like the crap.. I mean, valuable stuff! that Chinon actually takes pretty good photos, and as you probably...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-20-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,808
Posted By JoeFriday
I'll do my best, but no guarantees.. I'm as...

I'll do my best, but no guarantees.. I'm as anxious as anyone else to find out what a reconditioned Contax feels like
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-20-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,808
Posted By JoeFriday
and now that Frank's objets de l'amour have been...

and now that Frank's objets de l'amour have been and gone, I see I'm at No. 8 on Henry's list.. I expect to have mine worked on in 3 months

Henry is now up to 94.. which equates to approximately 4...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,287
Posted By JoeFriday
to the best of my knowledge, flickr downsizes...

to the best of my knowledge, flickr downsizes images to a level where it's not commercial-worthy.. unless the images are used in webdesign.. I'll admit that's a possible abuse

there is also an...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-10-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,238
Posted By JoeFriday
I use 800 Press a lot and get excellent results,...

I use 800 Press a lot and get excellent results, even at the rated 800 speed.. such as in this shot..

http://static.flickr.com/74/162664472_5811b732d6.jpg?v=0
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-05-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By JoeFriday
wow.. that's a great deal.. it should have sold...

wow.. that's a great deal.. it should have sold for about $750-800
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By JoeFriday
hey, it's dcsang's birthday

happy birthday, dave.. you're already 41? that should make available light photos easier with the cake, eh? ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By JoeFriday
I highly doubt you'll be satisfied with uprezzing...

I highly doubt you'll be satisfied with uprezzing and printing with that scan.. it'll be noticeable on the print.. go for it if you must.. but you'd be better off giving the neg to a guy with a Nikon...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By JoeFriday
without answering your questions.. lemme ask,...

without answering your questions.. lemme ask, what DPI was your neg scanned? and what type of film?
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By JoeFriday
I'm not sure about all your questions, joe.. but...

I'm not sure about all your questions, joe.. but I know you're supposed to turn OFF the image stabilizer when the camera is on a tripod

not sure about the white balance for red faces, but I bet...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-26-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By JoeFriday
I noticed yesterday that B&H and Adorama also...

I noticed yesterday that B&H and Adorama also have the M8 in their listing.. but both say "out of stock".. I think B&H will take the order, while Adorama puts it in your 'wish list'
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-25-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By JoeFriday
I've had Don work on both my Leicas.. he does...

I've had Don work on both my Leicas.. he does extremely good work, answers emails promptly, and is very honest and straightforward about what needs to be done
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By JoeFriday
you're problem is that you should "sing to the...

you're problem is that you should "sing to the trees" ala Clint Eastwood style
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By JoeFriday
Sbug's birthday!

happy birthday, Scott! I hope you're taking it easy on your born on this date, using up some film on this sunny, not too cold, day
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By JoeFriday
bulk loader storage.. fridge or no?

I tend to shoot mostly expired film these days, bought cheap and stored in the freezer or fridge.. and have been loading my own b&w film for a few months now.. but the bulk loaders are never kept in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By JoeFriday
I've got 3 bulk rolls of Tmax in my freezer that...

I've got 3 bulk rolls of Tmax in my freezer that expired 10/98.. the one I recently pulled out to load up is giving great results
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By JoeFriday
I showed that list to my girlfriend today.. we...

I showed that list to my girlfriend today.. we calculated that you're almost exactly 3 years out, Robert.. sorry

and I'm about to hit the top 10 (after waiting 1.5 years)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By JoeFriday
ya know, it just occurred to me that Tom was...

ya know, it just occurred to me that Tom was asking for samples from the new Sonnar.. the photo I shared is from a classic lens.. circa somewhere around 1960.. sorry for my senior moment
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By JoeFriday
it's a really bad lens that never should have...

it's a really bad lens that never should have been put in production.. actually, all Zeiss lenses are really bad.. if you find any on the market, please notify me so I can dispose of them properly

I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-19-2006
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,024
Posted By JoeFriday
Seller: Ergo he 'sold' me some film at a price...

Seller: Ergo

he 'sold' me some film at a price that's too low to print.. shipped very fast.. I have nothing but praise for him
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-19-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By JoeFriday
Vince is right.. I have one of the Contax...

Vince is right.. I have one of the Contax adapters from an HK ebay seller.. it's made of Kiev parts.. works very well for my Sonnar, but I would have no idea about how well a Nikon combination would...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By JoeFriday
joe, we're not referring to your cameras

joe, we're not referring to your cameras
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By JoeFriday
I'm gonna take that as a compliment, Andy ...

I'm gonna take that as a compliment, Andy :)

and if I can be serious for a moment.. something we're all probably wondering.. I'm not sure I ever know if I got the shot I was hoping for.. I'm better...
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