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Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2012
Replies: 276
Views: 88,985
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Classic black Bessa R and just for fun a Jupiter-8

Classic black Bessa R and just for fun a Jupiter-8
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-11-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,170
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Show me a camera without any quirks. Of course...

Show me a camera without any quirks. Of course one man's quirk's is another man's norm.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,458
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Here's my take, I spent the last three weeks...

Here's my take, I spent the last three weeks lugging around a D2Xs and a 24-70 and my back hurt, it draws a lot of attention and can be quirky in a lot of regards. Then I have my M4 w/ a 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 7,495
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Domke for years, converted to Wapiti for the...

Domke for years, converted to Wapiti for the dSLRs, but for the RF's, it's Gordy's all the way for me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 8,210
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I ran across him two times, both time he had an...

I ran across him two times, both time he had an M8-2 on him.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-06-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,836
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Wink Well, here it is 06-APR and Nikon's big...

Well, here it is 06-APR and Nikon's big announcement was just the D5100. Big fizz, no big deal, another mid-range dSLR. As expected, no Nikon EVIL. And I still don't expect there to be one, at least...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,650
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Nope, X100 is not going to be my primary camera,...

Nope, X100 is not going to be my primary camera, still planning to keep Nikons for that. Still on pre-order, hope it arrives before going back to Japan next month.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Different cultures, different expectations. What...

Different cultures, different expectations. What American costumers want or think work well for them may not be what Japanese people think will work well for them. For every American I know who are...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,593
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
while not new news, i hadn't seen it mentioned in...

while not new news, i hadn't seen it mentioned in any of the threads on here.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,593
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Fujifilm resumes production for X100 large-sensor camera

DPReview Fujifilm Japan has announced it has now resumed production of its X100 large-sensor compact. The company says that, after a brief interruption caused by the combined earthquake and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,643
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Over the course of the past week, there's been a...

Over the course of the past week, there's been a lot of "improvements" or "need to fix" or "wish they did this" but if we had everything we wanted right off the bat instead of waiting six months from...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-26-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 8,926
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Nikon is rumored to be making one. :p There's a...

Nikon is rumored to be making one. :p There's a lot of things Nikon is rumored to be doing. I'm waiting for Nikon to make a camera that can also replace my wife
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,643
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Can you work around that by using the AE-L button?

Can you work around that by using the AE-L button?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Always wondered if I could find a decent Leica RF...

Always wondered if I could find a decent Leica RF at a flee market or even at an estate auction.
Forum: Yashica RF 03-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Never tried on mine. Suppose some day I'll try, I...

Never tried on mine. Suppose some day I'll try, I have an old Nikon SB20 that would fit on there nicely.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,836
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I actually posted this thread after the so-called...

I actually posted this thread after the so-called Taipei event was slated to take place, and to date no new announcement, though I do recall DPReview had stated they predicted Nikon to make all sort...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,808
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Take it for what it's worth, but the Fuji rep I...

Take it for what it's worth, but the Fuji rep I ran across today in DC was showing off the new EXR range. I asked very indirectly or rather jokingly asking about the ravenous chatter about the X100...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 10,322
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
use to be all film, now all digital, minus the...

use to be all film, now all digital, minus the weekly roll out of the Yashica. all $$$ driven decision. if money were no object, id be shooting all film.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-23-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,836
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Nikon to enter FF market in Sept 2011

http://nikonrumors.com/category/nikon-evil

Again while all speculation, it is a bit fun. The rumor pool is all over the place again on the net over a new Nikon mirroless. I don't know why anyone...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,808
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I feel a lot better if Fujifilm USA is doing a...

I feel a lot better if Fujifilm USA is doing a pre-release QA on the X100 before turning them loose.

Little soon for X200 talk isn't it?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,808
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
#Fuji (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fuji)...

#Fuji (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fuji) HS20EXR, F550EXR, XP20's, S2950, Z90, JV200, AV & AX Series , X100 in stock for Can and will ship to retailers soon.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,325
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I hate to admit, but photo ops like this are...

I hate to admit, but photo ops like this are becoming more and more the norm, less among the embeds.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Very helpful. I like the fact that the OVF lines...

Very helpful. I like the fact that the OVF lines are more than 100% to give me a little wiggle room for PP cropping or in the case that the OVF is off-kilter a little bit I can manually adjust and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,650
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Ugh wish I were in the UK or Oz right now....

Ugh wish I were in the UK or Oz right now. Waiting for one in the states is murder, and if I were back in Japan, I'd be so busy working I wouldn't even remember the camera existed.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,205
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I cant speak for the case, but so far as the...

I cant speak for the case, but so far as the battery goes, I don't get why people would spend 1200 on a camera but then settle buying a 10 dollar knock off replacement battery.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-19-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,126
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I imagine that the plant had a roof collapse...

I imagine that the plant had a roof collapse would constitute a safety concern. It probably doe not matter anyway since the supply chain to and froim that region has been pretty much destroyed,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-16-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,696
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Sorta makes me sad I ever sold my 35Ti. I just...

Sorta makes me sad I ever sold my 35Ti. I just never liked it. I think had I boguht the 28Ti, I would have been happier. I just find 35 too long to shoot with.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 6,004
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Agreed, I have a masters in photojournalism and...

Agreed, I have a masters in photojournalism and then subsequently taught photography and at no time did we ever require an RF camera. Most of the students had K1000's or AE-!'s. I was considered the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
This a is his flickr stream....

This a is his flickr stream.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaisphotos/
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Sorry to sound snarky, this has been a bad week.

Sorry to sound snarky, this has been a bad week.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I have to disagree with the above statement. I...

I have to disagree with the above statement. I have seen Kai's work before and he is a competent street photographer. It's one of the reason why his reviews are one of the very few I would even...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,629
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
FujiFilm Global facilities....

FujiFilm Global facilities.
http://home.fujifilm.com/info/profile/affairs/network/homebase.html

The company said as a result it will dissolve Fujifilm Photonix Co Ltd. in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
IMHO, every Fuji digital camera I have ever owned...

IMHO, every Fuji digital camera I have ever owned including my S2 and S2 over expose and blow out highlights. I also have found it mission critical to ensure color profile for shooting outdoors is at...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Talking So was my reply. :D

So was my reply. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Pft, so what, this guy is trying to compare an...

Pft, so what, this guy is trying to compare an X100 with an M9 with a Sumicon, or a Canon dSLR with a 300mm f/2.8 lens. That's about on par trying to compare my forty year old Lambretta 125 with a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,650
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Patiently waiting for mine to come in.

Patiently waiting for mine to come in.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Does the 1xG have a bigger screen or higher...

Does the 1xG have a bigger screen or higher resolution screen? IDK, but since the first time I saw one when the original was released was intrigued by it, and have thoguht if I had to go any...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,517
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
R-D1 Family Nomenclature

Ok, so there is:

R-D1
R-D1s (a firmware upgrade)
R-D1x
R-D1xG (R-D1x w/ grip)

All are the same camera essentially minus firmware upgrades and the x and xG does not have a swivel viewfinder? Is this...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Know exactly who you are referring to as so far...

Know exactly who you are referring to as so far as the Yashica rangefinder refurbs go. Thought about getting a GS or a MG and sending it down to him for a new skin.

I consider the one I got to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,461
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I had to whore myself out a few years ago between...

I had to whore myself out a few years ago between pay checks working as a tech writer for a solar manufacturing company. And hearing Fuji state delays due to higher demands tells me one thing I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,947
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Not an M9 replacement, only a supplement. I think...

Not an M9 replacement, only a supplement. I think people are more afraid of the fact that if it succeeds there will be more of these digital rangefinder-like cameras out there, many more, and some...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Who cares about WB? Just convert it all to BW and...

Who cares about WB? Just convert it all to BW and let G-d sort it out ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-07-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 9,769
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I totally want one, but I have so much trouble...

I totally want one, but I have so much trouble manually focusing my GSN with my left eye (the good eye) that I fear spending the money on a used RD-1 to discover I just can't focus it.
Forum: Yashica RF 03-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Exclamation Price Variance on GS/GSN

Maybe this has been discussed and maybe a million times, but I didn't see a thread on it, and searches on forum software tend to suck like fox so I'll ask anyway.

first off, I love my GSN though it...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 7,376
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I assume those numbers are if you are shooting...

I assume those numbers are if you are shooting JPEG, not RAF or JPEG+RAF

IDK how I feel about trusting those $5 knock off batteries.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 7,376
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The manual says that OVF is not available in...

The manual says that OVF is not available in macro mode.

BTW: After reading the entire books, is anyone else concerned about battery life? It really reads like as soon as you turn off power...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,766
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
LOL, so do I. Got my Gordy last Friday and tested...

LOL, so do I. Got my Gordy last Friday and tested it on the GSN just to see how well it fits. Perfect.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,209
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The ability to manually focus better in low light...

The ability to manually focus better in low light is subjective.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-03-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,866
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Rumors are just that, rumors and should be taken...

Rumors are just that, rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt. Pre-PMA, there were no such rumor that the X100 was on the board, but tons about a Nikon m43/ A few years ago the rumors were...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,309
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
none, this is a camera meant to be used and...

none, this is a camera meant to be used and beaten.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,766
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Reskinning the X100

Wonder how long it will take for X100 owners to replace their leatherette with all sorts of new and wild designer skins? I'm already thinking lizard. ^_^
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,870
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I'd buy one. They look pretty useful. I like the...

I'd buy one. They look pretty useful. I like the soft releases they make too.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,627
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I remember my first hard drive only had 10mb. Now...

I remember my first hard drive only had 10mb. Now a single digital image doubles that hard drive. Anycase,m I recall the RAF files on my S2 were much larger than on my Nikon of the same size.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,995
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
That would explain why three of my Nikon dSLR's...

That would explain why three of my Nikon dSLR's appear to overexpose. I had to manually calibrate my D2Hs and my D3s to underexpose a third stop. I always thoguht I was and because no one else seem...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-01-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,309
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I have four Sandisk Extreme III's 4GB cards ready...

I have four Sandisk Extreme III's 4GB cards ready for mine when it arrives. I do want a spare battery or two. I am planning to shoot RAW+JPG
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-27-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Nothing official, but I have seen TTV images with...

Nothing official, but I have seen TTV images with the hood attached and in OVF mode the lens shade is visible and obstructs part of the view. I have to look again at the images assuming I can even...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-25-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
As so far as it all fitting in the case, it's not...

As so far as it all fitting in the case, it's not important to me as I plan to use an LL Bean day-pack sling I have to my Domke camera satchel.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-22-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 18,354
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Exactly the reason why I am buying it. It sure...

Exactly the reason why I am buying it. It sure will make some upcoming work in Mai Sot, Thailand (and hopefully across the boarder in Burma) a lot easier. The Burmese government is not exactly too...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-21-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
but that does give a good reasoning as to why the...

but that does give a good reasoning as to why the lens wasn't threaded to begin with and why the ring is needed in the first place.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-21-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,239
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Well if he was using an R2, then the only thing a...

Well if he was using an R2, then the only thing a battery is needed for would be the meter? I mean unless the R2 has a motor drive which I pretty sure they don't, or didn't the last time I used one....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I dont have a right eye, or at least in the sense...

I dont have a right eye, or at least in the sense that can see through a VF. One of the toughest parts of trying to use an RF and a big put off for as long as it has been for me is trying to shoot...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-20-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Sounds a bit of a put off that in order to use...

Sounds a bit of a put off that in order to use filters or the hood, one would have to constantly mount and remount. And I assume then it would be safe to say one could not mount a filter on to the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-19-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Post Adapter Ring & Lens Cap!?

Any thoguht on this. Will one have to insert and remove the adapter ruins needed for the lens hood or any filters between times of using the lens cap? It would be a pain in the ass to take off the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-19-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,932
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Of course everyone is expecting the worst with...

Of course everyone is expecting the worst with firmware. But I think Fuji has a lot more on the line than a new Canon, Nikon or Leica release. Fuji seems to really need a hit especially after the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-19-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 12,270
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Sadly, it would prob. sell for 2.5k

Sadly, it would prob. sell for 2.5k
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 19,479
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Filters have saved yet sacrificed themselves more...

Filters have saved yet sacrificed themselves more than a few times for my 70-200, a 400 and a 24-70. Id hate to think if I had to replace a front element. Not so sure about what I will do for the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,526
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The RAF files from my S2 Pro opens in LR 1.0 but...

The RAF files from my S2 Pro opens in LR 1.0 but not in my CS4, go figure. I doubt the RAF files for the X100 would open in either. In the meantime Fuji is providing software for the RAF files for...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-17-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
- UPDATE - Replaced the little foam there at the...

- UPDATE -

Replaced the little foam there at the back of film door along te hinge. Problems gone away completely.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,169
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Unless something in America has changed over the...

Unless something in America has changed over the past few years, to claim one was professional, you had to claim 80% of your annual income coming from photography. Part-time professionals was in the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,169
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I define a professional camera based on its...

I define a professional camera based on its intended use. Example, I have an old D2Hs with 150k on the shutter, I can consistently fired off that camera every day a hundred plus times a day for seven...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 25,670
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The original poll is about 9 months old and the...

The original poll is about 9 months old and the Nikon Rumor's post is as old. I'm still not sure if Nikon is going to release an m43 format or not. I've learned to take rumors as a grain of salt long...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,080
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I'll have to take a look at it later on. I think...

I'll have to take a look at it later on. I think I have skimmed it once before but I do not recall it having had much information that was really useful. I spend more time in the states than Japan...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,080
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I can understated raw conversion in camera if the...

I can understated raw conversion in camera if the camera had the firmware or software in place to let me change the WB or other options on the LCD, but it sounds like Fuji is just going to let you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Well, the X100 is the same as my Yashica GSN, but...

Well, the X100 is the same as my Yashica GSN, but to be honest, I have never noticed in all the years of using manual glass; the rotation of the aperture.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,358
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Well, just think, if the X100 does well, the X150...

Well, just think, if the X100 does well, the X150 may go for more. Fuji's taking a big risk with this camera. It could be a flop like the F300EXR or be a major success, but we won't know for a few...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,080
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I shoot NEF out of my Nikons, and RAF out of my...

I shoot NEF out of my Nikons, and RAF out of my Fuji S2 and S5, then just process in Lightroom or Photoshop as time permits, or as dictated by my photo editor. I simply never heard of shooting in...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,080
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Question In-Camera RAW Processing

Maybe, I've never had a camera that can do this before. I know none of my Nikon big D's can do this, so why would I want to shoot in RAW (RAF format) in the X100, then process the raw file in camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I have never seen a "Photometry" option before on...

I have never seen a "Photometry" option before on a camera.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,358
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
From what I recall, back at Photokenia when it...

From what I recall, back at Photokenia when it was announced, there was so much speculation. At the time, everyone was guessing 1500-2000, and then we started thinking 1000, so the 1200 is not bad at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
in the coast guard we called everything a boat...

in the coast guard we called everything a boat that way when the pirates would ease-drop on the radio, they'd never expect a 110' cutter. ^_^
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,368
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Just reading some of that Japanese is making my...

Just reading some of that Japanese is making my head hurt.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,225
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Using an M8/M8.2/M9 you do. :D

Using an M8/M8.2/M9 you do. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,369
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Drops the camera in the water with a charged...

Drops the camera in the water with a charged flash and suddenly you have one hell of an obituary.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,954
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Also keep in mind that even a professional needs...

Also keep in mind that even a professional needs some time behind the lens with a new camera to learn and adapt to its nuances. Just case you spend years with your fav M8, doesn't mean you're going...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,436
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Looking at the update to the Fuji site that has...

Looking at the update to the Fuji site that has an image sample gallery where you can download the full-size files w/ EXIF data, things look pretty promising.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,254
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Note "metal" vented hood.

Note "metal" vented hood.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,954
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
well the adapter and lens hood are sold together...

well the adapter and lens hood are sold together and is metal so I can live with that. I'll bite at 1200. Hell of a lot cheaper than a Leica X or a used M w/o glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,096
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
2 Nikon D3, and a D3s.

2 Nikon D3, and a D3s.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
It would be interesting to see what the new...

It would be interesting to see what the new segment would spawn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,868
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I normally buy every camera used. This time, I'm...

I normally buy every camera used. This time, I'm buying new. I can buy an SLR used, I could probably buy a Leica used, but I don't buy used point and shoots. Maybe because I boguht a CoolPix 5700...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The seal at the hinge feels a bit stiff and feels...

The seal at the hinge feels a bit stiff and feels sticky to the touch. I'm not sure how to do that myself. Have not replaced the seal at the rewind knob, however it does look and feel pretty solid....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
What If?

As the title stipulates, what if the Fuji X100 kicks off a massive new segment, whether it be a retro-rangefinder, or vintage style manual digital camera, whatever?

What would we call this new...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Newer pix from this week

These are from the last two rolls I did this week, and represent the worst of what the camera did from those rolls. Most the images in these three rolls did not show this...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Older pix from a few mothns back

These came from a few rolls. Almost every picture in the roll had this...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Update

I blew out the seals, looked to make sure the door is not sprung, reseated the seal, and shot two rolls. The leak appears to be gone, though I have found there is still ghosting.

The first roll it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Ah bridge cameras, the modern day version of the...

Ah bridge cameras, the modern day version of the zoom lens reflex. It seems like every other day there's a new term for something. (example, EVIL, or IRC...)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
What about any of the Domke satchels?

What about any of the Domke satchels?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,931
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I find it amazing how many people ask if my D3 is...

I find it amazing how many people ask if my D3 is film, and if my GSN is digital. It happenes way too often for my tasts, then again I hate talking to people when I'm trying to work. Regardless, I've...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 37,519
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
7 Domke bags, but only for my SLRs. Then I have...

7 Domke bags, but only for my SLRs. Then I have this one ALICE pack, and an old LL Bean shoulder day pack for rangefinder, and smaller cameras. I like that one cause it looks like something a college...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
It's not going to matter or mean much of anything...

It's not going to matter or mean much of anything unless the rent a guards get the message. It has not historically been the actual federal officers that have been the problem as so much as the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,884
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Want to pre-order, but B&H won't let me, and I...

Want to pre-order, but B&H won't let me, and I won't order from Adorama. Ordered three times from them, bad experience all three times. Tried to roder from Penn Camnera here in DC. I didn't even get...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,808
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Since I'm blind as a bat and can not even see...

Since I'm blind as a bat and can not even see well enoguh to focus with the current crop of rangefinders the X100 is the only way I can go unless someone does what Contax did with the G and make an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,287
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I wonder which color mode those images were taken...

I wonder which color mode those images were taken with as the X100 is suppose to replicate Fuji's films, ec, Provia, Sensia, Velvia and etc...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2011
Replies: 1,013
Views: 194,754
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
OMG - This is my new favorite thread. 80% of what...

OMG - This is my new favorite thread. 80% of what is not for the press or the coast guard is trains for me. Now, I'm getting all giddy debating what images to post.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-25-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I'm hoping it is only the seal. I don't plan of...

I'm hoping it is only the seal. I don't plan of using the GSN all too long. It was my experiential to see if I could shoot with a rangefinder. And I think the answer is that I can. Too may years of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,287
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Glad it was tongue and cheek, cause there'd be a...

Glad it was tongue and cheek, cause there'd be a lot of wjhizzed off M8-M9 guys out there reading this. :D



I pray that the X100's AF is better than the E-P1. I recall the AF speed on the E-P1 was...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,828
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Did I miss something here, the Nikon D100, D200,...

Did I miss something here, the Nikon D100, D200, D300, D300s. and I believe the D700 have pop-up flashes? Depending on who is arguing, these are Nikon prosumer or professional cameras.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,828
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Adorama and B&H have the price listed at 1199.oo...

Adorama and B&H have the price listed at 1199.oo USD Only Adorama is allowing pre-order, B&H is not.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
The gaffers tape had made no difference at all. I...

The gaffers tape had made no difference at all. I do not have a lower half case.



I did not think it really was, but it does seem to correlate as to when the problem seems to occur. It doesn't seem...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,854
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
That is pretty good seeing how even Fuji states...

That is pretty good seeing how even Fuji states on its website that it is not a rangefinder.

Personally, I'm chomping at the bit for this camera. It offers me several things I want, the retro...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,244
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I'm excited by the X100 simply becasue I can...

I'm excited by the X100 simply becasue I can finally get an auto focusing camera with an aperture ring and a speed dial.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-19-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 14,194
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Try this on for size. Not only an eye glass...

Try this on for size. Not only an eye glass wearer, but A left eye shooter to boot. My right eye is uncorrectable and is nearly blind. Great for all those new LCD and d-pad controls they place on the...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
My knowledge of cameras sort of told me the same...

My knowledge of cameras sort of told me the same thing, though my knowledge is limited on the matter. I have found even when I close the door and hold the door tightly closed with gaffers tape even...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Exclamation Film Advvance Crank

I boguht a refurb 35GSN a few months back and it seems to have a light leak in it which appears to correlate with where the film advance is. I have noticed that the little round top screw thingy with...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-19-2011
Replies: 337
Views: 101,436
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1366...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1366.snc4/163798_488565195987_672965987_6485505_245881_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs040.snc6/167000_488585155987_672965987_6485771...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,096
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
Nikon D2Hs w/ Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S, and a...

Nikon D2Hs w/ Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S, and a Yashica GSN.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,016
Posted By shashinka-ichiban
I'm new to rangefinders, and I really want to go...

I'm new to rangefinders, and I really want to go full steam ahead with them, but I still struggle with MF on them.
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