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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By monochromejrnl
using a camera to take a well composed, properly...

using a camera to take a well composed, properly exposed image is not difficult... pretty much anyone can master it within a few hours... so once a photographer has reached a certain level of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By monochromejrnl
Ron is an awesome guy - very willing to share his...

Ron is an awesome guy - very willing to share his vast knowledge and skill. I assisted him on a workshop he ran a little over a year ago in Toronto.

I can highly recommend his book on how to make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By monochromejrnl
I've experimented with making (using QTR) digital...

I've experimented with making (using QTR) digital inkjet negs and making Pt/pl contact prints with them (UV exposure) - presumably the same can be done using digital inkjet negs produced for silver...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://www.picto.fr/ They do Lambda fibre prints...

http://www.picto.fr/

They do Lambda fibre prints from digital files... I believe they were one of the labs that tested Ilfords lambda fibre paper when it was being developed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 7,009
Posted By monochromejrnl
I read that in Leica Camera AG's annual report...

I read that in Leica Camera AG's annual report for 2009 the company reported that over 36% of it's sales were to customers in Asia (China and Japan being the most important markets). I suspect this...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,511
Posted By monochromejrnl
Dave - thanks for your review. Can you post a...

Dave - thanks for your review.

Can you post a photo of the Xpro1 with 35/1.4 mounted beside your D700 and 50/1.4 or 1.8?

Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 10,654
Posted By monochromejrnl
Food for thought, some words of wisdom from Chuck...

Food for thought, some words of wisdom from Chuck Close:

"here is the dilemma and the strength of photography... it is the easiest medium in which to be competent, but it is the hardest medium in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2012
Replies: 543
Views: 95,885
Posted By monochromejrnl
my daughter with my son in a tote bag

my daughter with my son in a tote bag
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,730
Posted By monochromejrnl
John - stay safe, a friend of mine - Pooyan...

John - stay safe, a friend of mine - Pooyan Tabatabaei, (a Magnum scholarship award winner who has shot extensively in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere this past year during the 'Arab spring'), tried to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,803
Posted By monochromejrnl
Sacred Places - Kenro Izu Africa - Salgado

Sacred Places - Kenro Izu
Africa - Salgado
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By monochromejrnl
Why not buy some samples that you can source...

Why not buy some samples that you can source locally and find out first hand what type of paper suits you best. It's quite a personal choice and at least from personal experience, the paper choice...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,089
Posted By monochromejrnl
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as of now,...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as of now, all of the excitement thus far has been built up on a foundation of speculation and rumours about this "X1 Pro". Still no official announcement from...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,089
Posted By monochromejrnl
The price of M mount lenses will probably...

The price of M mount lenses will probably continue to rise and film bodies may fall.

I should have taken TomA's advice and NEVER sold any M mount or even LTM glass.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 136,089
Posted By monochromejrnl
link seems bogus to me... Greg Tarr at Wells...

link seems bogus to me... Greg Tarr at Wells Fargo drafting/publishing press release for Fujifilm?

The Nikon D4 leak was also allegedly written by the same person and posted on the same 'Wells...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 5,197
Posted By monochromejrnl
the 35/1.8 DX is $80-100 cheaper and twice as...

the 35/1.8 DX is $80-100 cheaper and twice as fast... FOV is very close to the 40mm... all of the non-prosumer dSLRs use cheaper penta mirrors (vs. pentaprisms) so the one stop advantage will make a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,992
Posted By monochromejrnl
save yourself $1000+ and get the voigtlander...

save yourself $1000+ and get the voigtlander 35/1.4 ... IIRC it's based on the v1 35'lux optical formula...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,525
Posted By monochromejrnl
M3 with a 50 summicron is my go to 35mm film...

M3 with a 50 summicron is my go to 35mm film camera. I also have a 35'cron that I use whenever I need a slightly wider FOV (indoors or if I want greater DOF)... I'm satisfied.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,842
Posted By monochromejrnl
contax Zeiss-opton 50/1.5 + amedeo c to m mount...

contax Zeiss-opton 50/1.5 + amedeo c to m mount adapter will cost well under 1000usd.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 15,483
Posted By monochromejrnl
buy more gear, fondle gear, tell yourself you'll...

buy more gear, fondle gear, tell yourself you'll shoot when the light get's better...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-16-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,269
Posted By monochromejrnl
+1 lets see what this tool can do...

+1

lets see what this tool can do...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By monochromejrnl
is there a DX setting for the ISO on the camera?...

is there a DX setting for the ISO on the camera? what was it set to?

did you accidentally set the exp. comp. dial on the bessa to -1 or -2?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,102
Posted By monochromejrnl
here is the dilemma and the strength of...

here is the dilemma and the strength of photography... it is the easiest medium in which to be competent, but it is the hardest medium in which to have a personal vision that is readily...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,378
Posted By monochromejrnl
I recommend the 24/2.8 nikkor... Superb optic,...

I recommend the 24/2.8 nikkor... Superb optic, fast, low distortion, accurate af and close focus capabilities (floating element).

you can always crop 24 fov to 28, but no vice versa
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-25-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,630
Posted By monochromejrnl
Thanks for sharing the link. A friend of mine...

Thanks for sharing the link.

A friend of mine Pooyan, has been running into each hot zone over the past year. His images are here:

http://pooyantaba.com/

He's having an exhibit of his prints at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-20-2011
Replies: 185
Views: 12,852
Posted By monochromejrnl
certain types of use are exempt from the...

certain types of use are exempt from the requirement to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the fair use doctrine...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,453
Posted By monochromejrnl
I suspect Dr. Kaufmann accepts that passion alone...

I suspect Dr. Kaufmann accepts that passion alone isn't enough to fulfill Leica Camera's commercial potential. Otherwise he won't have sold almost 50% of equity stake in the business to a company...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,453
Posted By monochromejrnl
Magna international until very recently. Founded...

Magna international until very recently. Founded by Frank Stronach founded the company and had preferred shares that gave him voting control of the company until Hsu retirement a year or two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By monochromejrnl
Contax T2 (38mm) or Minilux (45mm). AFAIK,...

Contax T2 (38mm) or Minilux (45mm). AFAIK, nothing compact with a 50mm unfortunately, let alone compact + 50 + exposure control.

I use a Canon S95 for small compact, exposure control and RAW which I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,453
Posted By monochromejrnl
Not necessarily the case. All depends on their...

Not necessarily the case. All depends on their share structure and who has voting control. Ownership does not always equal voting control.

Lots of examples in the corporate world where a publicly...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,453
Posted By monochromejrnl
production will shift to China/Asia - just a...

production will shift to China/Asia - just a matter of time...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,453
Posted By monochromejrnl
Blackstone is in the investment business. I...

Blackstone is in the investment business. I suspect that they will inject capital (perhaps leveraged) in an effort to accelerate growth (strike while the iron's hot and Leica products are in-demand),...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,383
Posted By monochromejrnl
Taken with my camera phone - Google Nexus S by...

Taken with my camera phone - Google Nexus S by Samsung. I am quite pleased with the image...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-02-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By monochromejrnl
I never should have sold it...sigh

I never should have sold it...sigh
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,410
Posted By monochromejrnl
there are no pro cameras... just cameras and...

there are no pro cameras... just cameras and people who use them, some of whom may be professional photographers and many more that are not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By monochromejrnl
Frank, David Yau is an extremely skilled camera...

Frank, David Yau is an extremely skilled camera tech who has cla'ed my sec and 500cm in the past. Google david Yau Leica repair for his coordinates.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 5,119
Posted By monochromejrnl
The latest version of the 50 Summicron (pull out...

The latest version of the 50 Summicron (pull out hood) is my favourite lens I've ever owned. Overall performance, size, ergonomics etc are almost perfect and most importantly for me, printing...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-14-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 6,081
Posted By monochromejrnl
Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By monochromejrnl
Joe - if you back up your HDD with Time Machine...

Joe - if you back up your HDD with Time Machine you're fine even if your macbook's HDD fails (and it will fail eventually)...you'll just have to replace the HDD and use Time Machine to bring you back...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-10-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 14,356
Posted By monochromejrnl
I suggest figuring out why you need the...

I suggest figuring out why you need the validation of others.

Photography seems to be a hobby for you so why be so judgmental of your images and yourself?

If you think you suck then you either...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,775
Posted By monochromejrnl
Talk is cheap. Shoot more, talk less. Spend more...

Talk is cheap.
Shoot more, talk less.
Spend more time shooting and printing then reading about how other people do it (or the camera, lense, bag, film, chemistry, etc... others use).
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 4,838
Posted By monochromejrnl
I humbly suggest that the actual PRINTS of the...

I humbly suggest that the actual PRINTS of the images are art... not the images in and of themselves...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By monochromejrnl
I don't understand why anyone should care what...

I don't understand why anyone should care what others think about the camera they use... or car they drive, computer they use, watch or clothes they wear etc...

use what you want, how you want when...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,069
Posted By monochromejrnl
Hassy SWC + D-Flash 40

Has anyone used their older SWC (C or CT*) with a modern D-Flash 40 (TTL flash)?

As far as I can tell there is no TTL plug on my SWC (C version). I am limited to using the D-Flash 40 in full manual...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2011
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,078
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5072492980_2af...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5072492980_2afb75eb6e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/monochromejournal/5072492980/)
they don't make'em like they use to... ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,863
Posted By monochromejrnl
Paolo - thanks and I agree that it is ironic that...

Paolo - thanks and I agree that it is ironic that the vast majority of people will only get to see any of my prints online (or any typical darkroom hobbist's prints). However, my intended audience...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,863
Posted By monochromejrnl
I enjoy the process of making a wet print. My...

I enjoy the process of making a wet print. My darkroom time is sacred 'private' time and if I can share the results of my efforts with others who appreciate holding a photographic print - then that's...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 25,323
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5150173532_b4e...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5150173532_b4eacd865e_b.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,041
Posted By monochromejrnl
The artists I tend to admire the most, let their...

The artists I tend to admire the most, let their work speak for them rather than the other way around.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,142
Posted By monochromejrnl
+1, F100 with a couple of Nikkor AF zooms (best...

+1, F100 with a couple of Nikkor AF zooms (best in class) and Leica M for primes and manual focus

Zooms will be interchangeable between f100 and d700 and ergonomics will be quite similar.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-16-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By monochromejrnl
given the amount of contrast/sharpening etc......

given the amount of contrast/sharpening etc... flickr applies to images, I echo FrankS's warning above and be wary of drawing conclusions based on jpgs on a screen...

it's like drawing conclusions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By monochromejrnl
Congrats. I also have a non-T* early silver...

Congrats. I also have a non-T* early silver version of the SWC and while the original vf isn't comparable to the more modern vf or the Voigtlander, it is very useable. I find that I use the bubble...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-15-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 7,163
Posted By monochromejrnl
Interesting review/comments from John Goldsmith...

Interesting review/comments from John Goldsmith in the link above:

"While firmware updates will likely improve most of the complaints mentioned here, such as the slow manual focus, the warm up time,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By monochromejrnl
USD has depreciated significantly in the last...

USD has depreciated significantly in the last couple of years... down 10-30% versus some currencies... it explains part of the appreciation but I think the M9 has attracted a lot of new photogs to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,821
Posted By monochromejrnl
Inexpensive solution to scratched glasses when...

Inexpensive solution to scratched glasses when using M3 - http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98924
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,114
Posted By monochromejrnl
Although the 28/2.8 AIS is superb optically, I...

Although the 28/2.8 AIS is superb optically, I found the focus throw to be bias towards close focus - ie. the focus throw from 0.2m - 2m is about 90-95% of the total focus rotation with the remaining...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-27-2011
Replies: 185
Views: 29,346
Posted By monochromejrnl
I've only done it once with a camera and lens - a...

I've only done it once with a camera and lens - a Contax IIA with the Zeiss Opton 50/1.5 Sonnar. The first one I got had a shutter issue so when I had an opportunity to return it to the seller I did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,151
Posted By monochromejrnl
Polaroid 4x5 instant film is expensive and hard...

Polaroid 4x5 instant film is expensive and hard to find (in date).

Fuji makes an instant film that is compatible with Polaroid 4x5 pack film holders. It's available in BW and Colour. The colour...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-23-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,787
Posted By monochromejrnl
Panasonic Lumix FX500. Available used for under...

Panasonic Lumix FX500. Available used for under $100. Excellent wide lens, touch screen interface in addition to buttons/dials.

Image quality is as good as anything in the small sensored universe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,752
Posted By monochromejrnl
Sorry to hear your ebay misery. Consider RFF or...

Sorry to hear your ebay misery. Consider RFF or Craigslist.

For sales, I advertise on my local craigslist and transact in person for cash only... perfect track record
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,912
Posted By monochromejrnl
I speculate that it's a preemptive move on Fuji's...

I speculate that it's a preemptive move on Fuji's part. It's a new 'class' (hybrid VF) of camera that will undoubtedly come under huge amounts of scrutiny. This gives will give early adopters some...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-09-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 11,912
Posted By monochromejrnl
Impressive list of services given that this is a...

Impressive list of services given that this is a $1200 camera.

The other manufacturers have a lot to learn from Fuji on customer service.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,429
Posted By monochromejrnl
I didn't say the two are mutually exclusive -...

I didn't say the two are mutually exclusive - just that trading/buying gear for other gear in and of itself doesn't make for a better photographer...

You've asked for advice on a matter that only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,429
Posted By monochromejrnl
just a statement to elaborate on Roger's comment...

just a statement to elaborate on Roger's comment - it wasn't directed at you...

do you disagree with the sentiment?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,429
Posted By monochromejrnl
+1 - all the gear in the world won't make a...

+1 - all the gear in the world won't make a fondler a photographer... as with all gear obsessions, this too will pass...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,119
Posted By monochromejrnl
My typical film kit includes an M3 with 50'cron...

My typical film kit includes an M3 with 50'cron (mounted) and 35'cron + a SWC with two A12 backs for wide. A L308 handheld meter to measure light. All of this fits comfortably in a standard Hadley...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,535
Posted By monochromejrnl
I've learned the hard way - gear may improve...

I've learned the hard way - gear may improve image quality but has no bearing on making better images.

After spending the last year learning how to make prints (silver gelatin fibre and platinum...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-25-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,600
Posted By monochromejrnl
looks great ... appears as though the camera may...

looks great ... appears as though the camera may tend to over-expose as the majority of the samples have Exposure compensation dialed back by 1/3 - 2/3 of a stop... I guess that is pretty much par...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,797
Posted By monochromejrnl
Keith - great idea and I'm sure there will be...

Keith - great idea and I'm sure there will be lots of interest in prints of those images. However, be careful not to market them as 'vintage' prints - as 'vintage' has a very specific meaning in the...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2011
Replies: 183
Views: 19,989
Posted By monochromejrnl
Lamy 2000 as a daily writer (F). Pelikan M250...

Lamy 2000 as a daily writer (F).
Pelikan M250 (M).

Recently ordered a TWSBI 530 Diamond (F) - couldn't resist - should be good value.

I'd like to order a custom Nakaya one day.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By monochromejrnl
for those in Toronto in early May with interest...

for those in Toronto in early May with interest in 'permanent' alt process - check out these workshops (carbon/platinotype/wet plate etc...):

www.alternativeprocess.ca
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By monochromejrnl
I believe that the main reason to make a print...

I believe that the main reason to make a print using any given print process is primarily because the resulting print is what you envision for your image and permanence is secondary.

Having said...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 11,229
Posted By monochromejrnl
worked well for me while I spent a few days in...

worked well for me while I spent a few days in the Sahara... certainly not ideal but the cocoa powder fineness of the sand and common sandstorms will ensure that the sand manages to creep into every...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 11,229
Posted By monochromejrnl
Thanks! Very cool - John might find this useful...

Thanks! Very cool - John might find this useful if he settles on a digital camera for his project in the Sahara.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 11,229
Posted By monochromejrnl
I suspect the biggest challenge facing a photo...

I suspect the biggest challenge facing a photo scheduled to stay in the Sahara for 30 days will be a source of power to charge batteries (applicable to any digital camera).

Does anyone make a solar...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 11,229
Posted By monochromejrnl
zip lock bags and duct tape ;)

zip lock bags and duct tape ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-20-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 11,229
Posted By monochromejrnl
Does Leica offer a 'pro service' membership...

Does Leica offer a 'pro service' membership comparable to Nikon Pro Service or Canon Pro Service? Friends of mine who are members of one or the other have been mailed out loaner cameras/lenses when...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By monochromejrnl
this is certainly true and the market for used...

this is certainly true and the market for used lenses seems to continue to set new heights...

i got my 35'cron v3 for $600 three or four years ago and my 50'cron (current) for $700-750 less than...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By monochromejrnl
How much are used M9s going for where you are?

I've noticed a spike in the number of M9s being offered for sale on the Toronto Craigslist recently (4 or 5 listed in the last few days) and all are in and around the new price - (low of $6560 to a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-16-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 22,598
Posted By monochromejrnl
I see this as being no different than sending a...

I see this as being no different than sending a vintage lens out for a CLA. Would you buy a vintage lens with haze and fungus and consider cleaning it detrimental to its unique character?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,387
Posted By monochromejrnl
oops - my mistake - can't find D300S at ISO 12800

oops - my mistake - can't find D300S at ISO 12800
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,387
Posted By monochromejrnl
ISO 12800 image samples (from other APS-C...

ISO 12800 image samples (from other APS-C sensored...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By monochromejrnl
24mm would be to closest equivalent on an APS-C...

24mm would be to closest equivalent on an APS-C sensor.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By monochromejrnl
If an RD1 was my main shooter then there are only...

If an RD1 was my main shooter then there are only three reasons I can image that would compel me to buy an X100

Megapixels - X100 > RD1 = permits bigger print enlargements
Autofocus - X100 > RD1 =...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,387
Posted By monochromejrnl
I completely agree that the X100 shouldn't be...

I completely agree that the X100 shouldn't be measured on high iso performance/IQ alone... in fact, I personally don't care (I'm satisfied with my GF-1 iso at 400 and rarely use it above that)......
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,387
Posted By monochromejrnl
Personally, I've never bought a digital camera...

Personally, I've never bought a digital camera that I didn't see RAW files from on my own computer screen.

As other posters indicated above, the posted images are far too small for me to draw any...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 14,387
Posted By monochromejrnl
I think Niels' comments are fair. The IQ is...

I think Niels' comments are fair. The IQ is extremely good however there is obvious banding in pretty much all the shadows - but none in the highlights. I suspect someone with PP skills could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-09-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,292
Posted By monochromejrnl
My vote goes to the pentax lx vf prism. For such...

My vote goes to the pentax lx vf prism. For such an incredibly well designed body they used a very poorly constructed vf. The diopter adjustment consists of two small plastic geas the push a glued...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 12,239
Posted By monochromejrnl
No, but it would be curious to me if someone who...

No, but it would be curious to me if someone who owns a a Bessa L (no viewfinder) and a permanently fixed CV35/2.5 then later buys a M6 with a 35'cron and decides to keep Bessa L.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 12,239
Posted By monochromejrnl
I see - I can understand - I've become attached...

I see - I can understand - I've become attached to my Contax IIa despite the fact that I rarely use it (M3 is so much better) - then again, I've been planning to sell the CIIa for a while now but...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 02-09-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 12,239
Posted By monochromejrnl
Curious as to why you plan to keep the X1 once...

Curious as to why you plan to keep the X1 once you get the X100 (how is it better than the X100 or differentiates itself from X100).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,877
Posted By monochromejrnl
sadly, you probably in the wrong place if you're...

sadly, you probably in the wrong place if you're more interested in photography than cameras

it's amazing how so many RFF'ers are devoting to this one camera (despite a similar array of RFF'ers...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 11,748
Posted By monochromejrnl
27 sample images and ALL shot at ISO200 :bang:

27 sample images and ALL shot at ISO200 :bang:
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By monochromejrnl
"Digital negs" made on inkjets aren't archival,...

"Digital negs" made on inkjets aren't archival, however I know of at least one lab in Toronto that is experimenting with using a lambda laser exposing device to expose roll film (Fuji and Ilford) to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2011
Replies: 543
Views: 95,885
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5416853773_9a8...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5416853773_9a87ecfb46_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By monochromejrnl
I find it interesting that despite it having an...

I find it interesting that despite it having an OVF, the photog with the X100 in hand chooses to use the camera at arm's length and compose on the LCD screen.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-04-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By monochromejrnl
Leitz built Tilt-all or even a Chinese made one...

Leitz built Tilt-all or even a Chinese made one if you can't find a Leitz.

Frank Petronio had one for sale for a song ($80-100). Built like a tank, built in three way head and typically cost less...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-03-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 7,674
Posted By monochromejrnl
for wide 120, zone focus and viewfinder...

for wide 120, zone focus and viewfinder composition, nothing beats a Hasselblad SWC - 21mm or 90 degree FOV
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,758
Posted By monochromejrnl
Dave - how would you say the OVF compares to a M...

Dave - how would you say the OVF compares to a M or Japanese fixed lens VF? more like the later or the former?

From photos online, it seems to me that OVF seems cluttered with all the projected...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,826
Posted By monochromejrnl
I wonder how many owners will take fine grit...

I wonder how many owners will take fine grit sandpaper to their X100s?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By monochromejrnl
I posted about it yesterday,...

I posted about it yesterday, here:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100879

No interest. The linked settlement is an interesting read.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By monochromejrnl
sure thing

sure thing
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By monochromejrnl
John - I don't know the specific answer to your...

John - I don't know the specific answer to your question, however from my experience (Sahara, Kilimanjaro and 850km across Spain in the summer) - the best way to store the film is in the original...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By monochromejrnl
Photography in public spaces including near Federal property - settlement

http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/27/photographers-youre-now-officially-free-to-shoot-in-public-places-and-outside-federal-buildings/


"Thanks to a recent settlement with the NYCLU, however, all...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,407
Posted By monochromejrnl
domke wraps are cheaper and more versatile

domke wraps are cheaper and more versatile
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 5,831
Posted By monochromejrnl
I can certainly admire a beautiful image...

I can certainly admire a beautiful image regardless of the capture medium but I much prefer viewing images in print vs. on a screen. I personally find it much more rewarding to capture an image on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2011
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,530
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5386948181_9a9...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5386948181_9a9fca04aa_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2011
Replies: 3,058
Views: 483,530
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5382487387_005...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5382487387_005cc0a1fb_z.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By monochromejrnl
Try the GTA CL if you're willing to drive into...

Try the GTA CL if you're willing to drive into pick things up...

Good luck.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By monochromejrnl
In no particular order, Previously Owned 50...

In no particular order,

Previously Owned
50 Hexanon-M
50/1.4 Summilux (v2/3)
50/2.8 Elmar-M
90/2 Summicron (v? built in hood)
J-8
35/3.5 summaron
35/2.8 Canon LTM
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By monochromejrnl
What are you searching for? "beseler" "durst"...

What are you searching for?

"beseler" "durst" "saunders/LPL" "dichroic" "rodenstock" on craigslist.ca in the GTA area all result in 'hits'...

I bought most of my darkroom equipment used on CL...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By monochromejrnl
I use to use a commercial darkroom but it had...

I use to use a commercial darkroom but it had limitations. I've used professional printers as well but it can be cost prohibitive and in the end, it's their print not mine. So I found collected up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2011
Replies: 432
Views: 101,730
Posted By monochromejrnl
current 50 with the pull-out hood is a...

current 50 with the pull-out hood is a gem

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5361010586_82550129ab_z.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-14-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,010
Posted By monochromejrnl
35 and 50'crons on M3 28 and 40 equivalents on...

35 and 50'crons on M3
28 and 40 equivalents on GF-1
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,160
Posted By monochromejrnl
I read that it uses a 9 blade aperture and 4...

I read that it uses a 9 blade aperture and 4 blade shutter mechanism
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-13-2011
Replies: 393
Views: 157,563
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5282/5352068291_983...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5282/5352068291_9836e9df9d_z.jpg

Dr. A. Chan - my uncle, Retired Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition and cancer survivor
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,208
Posted By monochromejrnl
I use to carry my gear in domke inserts loaded...

I use to carry my gear in domke inserts loaded into a Chrome Citizen messenger bag. Preferred to carry my gear on my back rather than on the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-13-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,123
Posted By monochromejrnl
Salgado's AFRICA is a masterpiece in B&W...

Salgado's AFRICA is a masterpiece in B&W photography.

Kenro Izu's Sacred Places for ultra large format Pt/pl prints - out of print but available use through abebooks.com
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4,131
Posted By monochromejrnl
money no object: Zeiss ZF 100/2 makro (sharpest...

money no object: Zeiss ZF 100/2 makro (sharpest macro lens ever) - big heavy (tripod use) and expensive but the focus throw is incredibly long and therefore precise (required for a f2 100mm lens)......
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
digitalintrigue - thanks for the SWC/M...

digitalintrigue - thanks for the SWC/M manual

SolaresLarrave - thanks for the SB-28 diffuser

Happy New Year!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
Glad others find this interesting and worthy of...

Glad others find this interesting and worthy of their support.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,581
Posted By monochromejrnl
M4 with M3 advance... one and only camera related...

M4 with M3 advance... one and only camera related regret.

Jack - if you ever decide to sell it, let me know!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,496
Posted By monochromejrnl
all of the 50'crons are great lenses... ergonomic...

all of the 50'crons are great lenses... ergonomic and coating differences, slight variations/improvements in optical design but you really can't lose if you find one with good glass and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,866
Posted By monochromejrnl
I would suggest contacting Amedeo to explain what...

I would suggest contacting Amedeo to explain what you are experiencing with front focusing. I suspect he'll offer to replace it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By monochromejrnl
The panny lumix 14/2.5 is fantastic. Very sharp,...

The panny lumix 14/2.5 is fantastic. Very sharp, fast and quiet focus (almost silent) and very compact (makes the 20/1.7 seem large). They make a great two lens combo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
That was an accident - wanted to EDIT the post...

That was an accident - wanted to EDIT the post but hit QUOTE instead. Just wanted to add the ;P to the end of it.

I'll go back to talking to myself.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
In all seriousness, does anyone else find it...

In all seriousness, does anyone else find it disturbing and progressive that a photojournalist of Mr. Towell's stature has to resort to kickstarter.com to raise funding for a project because other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
He shoots with a rare black paint Leica.

He shoots with a rare black paint Leica.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
The following might be of interest to the few RFF...

The following might be of interest to the few RFF members who are working on long term photo projects and intend to publish their work in book form.


An interesting model for photo book publishing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By monochromejrnl
Support Larry Towell - Kickstarter

Larry Towell of Magnum is soliciting contributions to his Afghanistan project on kickstarter.com

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/561413962/crisis-in-afghanistan
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-04-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,235
Posted By monochromejrnl
I'd much prefer it if Fuji chose to tell us very...

I'd much prefer it if Fuji chose to tell us very little about this new camera, perhaps even cryptic and allow early adopters to beta test their $1000 digital camera instead :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,463
Posted By monochromejrnl
IIRC it's actually a portrait of Queen Elizabeth...

IIRC it's actually a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - it appears on most the currency of most commonwealth nations.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,463
Posted By monochromejrnl
+1, agreed

+1, agreed
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2011
Replies: 543
Views: 95,885
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5222791482_203...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5089/5222791482_2031593b3c_z.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5222790028_0be6cd8a22_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 6,945
Posted By monochromejrnl
I got 'time' for Christmas... time to make...

I got 'time' for Christmas... time to make prints!

our flight to NYC was cancelled due to the blizzard so I found myself unexpectedly at home with no plans for three days so I locked myself in my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-30-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 5,912
Posted By monochromejrnl
Minolta Autocord with a Rich Oleson GG focusing...

Minolta Autocord with a Rich Oleson GG focusing screen should fit the bill.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,237
Posted By monochromejrnl
This phenomenon is referred to as 'Cognitive...

This phenomenon is referred to as 'Cognitive Dissonance" and certainly isn't restricted to expensive camera gear.

From wikipedia:

Experience can clash with expectations, as, for example, with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,497
Posted By monochromejrnl
I've discovered that when GAS hits the only...

I've discovered that when GAS hits the only antidote is to make prints. Helps remind me of how my gear is more than adequate and that my time and energy should be focused on refining my darkroom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
Thanks for that. Any idea why my auction listing...

Thanks for that. Any idea why my auction listing disappeared??? Weird.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
the last bid I saw about an hour before the...

the last bid I saw about an hour before the bidding closed was for $175USD. Can't recall the bidder though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
Looks like my auction has ended but the...

Looks like my auction has ended but the classified ad has disappeared.

Could the winner of the auction please contact me directly via PM or email at ken dot ng11 AT gmail dot com to arrange a quote...
Forum: Off Topic 12-24-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 3,803
Posted By monochromejrnl
I don't think it's fair to assume that Cosina's...

I don't think it's fair to assume that Cosina's Japanese manufacturing facility was in any way, incompatible or no up to the standards of the Zeiss German facility as an explanation for why those two...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 177,338
Posted By monochromejrnl
Can you point me to the LL article you mentioned...

Can you point me to the LL article you mentioned above. Thanks!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,543
Posted By monochromejrnl
If the Fuiji engineers executed the design then I...

If the Fuiji engineers executed the design then I think we have a winner in the race to redesign the camera viewfinder. It's an eloquent design. I'm looking forward to seeing how good or how bad the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
Thanks for that. I guess mine is underpriced (at...

Thanks for that.

I guess mine is underpriced (at least the starting bid).. however mine isn't in as good condition (missing rubber eye piece - they all fall out eventually and has dust inside).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
I just posted my used VC 28/35mm on RFF...

I just posted my used VC 28/35mm on RFF classifieds. Wasn't able to find a market price of a used one so I made it a short three day auction with a starting bid of $135USD - still $215 less than a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By monochromejrnl
In my experience the early VC lenses were...

In my experience the early VC lenses were generally better built (perhaps better quality control when the then production volume was lower - speculation only though). The VC50/1.5 Nokton is one of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-22-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,136
Posted By monochromejrnl
Define cheap

Define cheap
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By monochromejrnl
a little bit greater than difference between...

a little bit greater than difference between focusing a 50mm on an 0.72X M6 and a 0.91X M3

closer comparison would be the difference between an 0.72X M6 and a Zeiss Ikon (also 1.0x)

R2 is 0.7X vs...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-20-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 5,305
Posted By monochromejrnl
Ricoh GR1/s/v is the one P&S I never ever...

Ricoh GR1/s/v is the one P&S I never ever considered selling... unfortunately, I lost it on the side of Mt. Kilimanjaro (fell out of my bag)... all the other contenders are good (T3 best lens of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By monochromejrnl
VC28/35 mini finder - value?

Wondering if anyone has recently purchased a used VC28/35 mini finder and would be open to sharing how much they paid for it? I know this is a rather rare item and it is still available new from the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,481
Posted By monochromejrnl
Bob Carnie in Toronto based Elevator Digital is...

Bob Carnie in Toronto based Elevator Digital is superb www.elevatordigital.com
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-20-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,520
Posted By monochromejrnl
might be easier to use/experiment with varying...

might be easier to use/experiment with varying amounts of vaseline on a cheap filter to get the exact affect you're looking for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,411
Posted By monochromejrnl
How is the X1 better than the Gseries or P7000...

How is the X1 better than the Gseries or P7000 from a viewfinder point of view?

Like the other two, the X1 is a digital liveview P&S (but with a large APS-C censor), slow autofocus and a great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,084
Posted By monochromejrnl
FA - matrix metering with virtually all F-mount...

FA - matrix metering with virtually all F-mount lenses

http://www.dantestella.com/technical/nikonslr/nikonslr.html
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-18-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,451
Posted By monochromejrnl
The Neiman Marcus version must of sold out...

The Neiman Marcus version must of sold out quickly so they decided to make these available ;P
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By monochromejrnl
focus on getting consistently high level of...

focus on getting consistently high level of content (be it just the images themselves, the personalities or stories revealed in the images and the process) and change it up regularly.. spend time and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
this is great.. hopefully lots of people are...

this is great.. hopefully lots of people are getting items and not just a few hoarding the bounty!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,661
Posted By monochromejrnl
first FrankS talks about not buying any more, now...

first FrankS talks about not buying any more, now Joe is promising not to sell and only buy... LOL
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
I have a Weston Master II with leather case to...

I have a Weston Master II with leather case to offer. Canada or continental US only.

PM me if you want it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
I'd love to have the diffuser for the SB-28. I'm...

I'd love to have the diffuser for the SB-28. I'm in Toronto.

will send you a PM - thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
agreed - so that we can perpetuate the giving...

agreed - so that we can perpetuate the giving otherwise, the goodies will be gone quickly and not replenished.. takers don't have to give to their benefactors (wouldn't want a closed loop trading...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
agreed - so that we can perpetuate the giving...

agreed - so that we can perpetuate the giving otherwise, the goodies will be gone quickly and not replenished.. takers don't have to give to their benefactors (wouldn't want a closed loop trading...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 17,569
Posted By monochromejrnl
wonderful idea, how about a rule about giving if...

wonderful idea, how about a rule about giving if you're going to take?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2010
Replies: 1,195
Views: 168,618
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5263399231_0ec...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5263399231_0ec01c2d14_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 6,892
Posted By monochromejrnl
Did you bother to read the entire post? The OP...

Did you bother to read the entire post? The OP found the chemistry he was looking for (almost all of it) at a local bricks and mortar establishment. Most of the major Toronto camera stores carry...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By monochromejrnl
it doesn't interfere with the framelines - at...

it doesn't interfere with the framelines - at least no more so than someone who is an eye glass wearer... it only protrudes out 1-2mm beyond the original eye piece and far less than the sync adapter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By monochromejrnl
Eye glass protector - solution for older M bodies

$0.25 solution = key identifier

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5002/5263568797_9a1abde94d.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By monochromejrnl
I have a rare Black Spotmatic F (EXC condition)...

I have a rare Black Spotmatic F (EXC condition) that I'm selling. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2010
Replies: 628
Views: 161,931
Posted By monochromejrnl
1. Does this offer only apply to customers who...

1. Does this offer only apply to customers who are US residents? I'm in Toronto, Canada and would consider this service depending on the cost of shipping.

2. If you accept international...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By monochromejrnl
HP5+ and TriX are quite comparable in my...

HP5+ and TriX are quite comparable in my experience with respect to speed, grain, resolution and tonality (all dependent on developer and technique).

Two key differences in my experience are that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By monochromejrnl
Colin, 35mmdelux - Thanks for the suggestions.

Colin, 35mmdelux - Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By monochromejrnl
Rob - thanks for that. I'm a huge fan of Penn and...

Rob - thanks for that. I'm a huge fan of Penn and have been fortunate enough to see his multi-hit pt/pl prints from his Small Trades series however I've never seen his still life prints. I'll fit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By monochromejrnl
NYC - small galleries/museum recommendations?

My wife and I will be in NYC for three days at the end of Dec. 27-29th and we're looking for gallery/museum recommendations that are a bit out of the ordinary. We've been the the Guggenheim, MoMA,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2010
Replies: 686
Views: 66,444
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5006859210_af2...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5006859210_af21a2581a_z.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-27-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6,090
Posted By monochromejrnl
Used CV50/1.5

Used CV50/1.5
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,470
Posted By monochromejrnl
grow how? yes if it means access to more...

grow how? yes if it means access to more information but it's up to the individual be able to decipher the signal from the noise...

lots of knowledgeable people on this and other forums and even...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2010
Replies: 302
Views: 45,886
Posted By monochromejrnl
First attempts at Pt/Pl printing Printed on...

First attempts at Pt/Pl printing

Printed on Arches Platine from digital negative from an Epson R2880 created with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 13,689
Posted By monochromejrnl
Second Frank's suggestion: Tilt-all #4602 is...

Second Frank's suggestion: Tilt-all #4602 is amazing value - three way head built into the legs for under $100. Head isn't geared but this isn't an issue unless your shooting rig is very heavy - 10+...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2010
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,737
Posted By monochromejrnl
probably my last new film camera... a Chamonix...

probably my last new film camera...

a Chamonix 045N-2 + and some older used lenses (240Tele-Xenar, 150Sironar-N, 90/8SuperAngulon)...

this displaces a bunch of 35mm and a Minolta Autocord that I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 17,266
Posted By monochromejrnl
Not to put works in his mouth but I believe he...

Not to put works in his mouth but I believe he wanted something very compact - like the VC28/3.5 and as good as the hexanon-M 28 is - compact it isn't..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 17,266
Posted By monochromejrnl
Ah, looking forward to it. I've never used the...

Ah, looking forward to it. I've never used the 28/2.8 asph and it was the only lens I was really tempted to buy but the CV stopped me. Having said that I miss the 28mm FOV and considering...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 17,266
Posted By monochromejrnl
How does the 28/2.8 Elmarit Asph. compare with...

How does the 28/2.8 Elmarit Asph. compare with the VC28/3.5? What are your impressions?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By monochromejrnl
nice work... the sheets act as a giant softbox if...

nice work... the sheets act as a giant softbox if you shoot underneath the sheets with the light source above it ;P

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4633649897_24325d43e4_z.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-10-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,566
Posted By monochromejrnl
forgot to add - great images maddoc! are the last...

forgot to add - great images maddoc! are the last few prints or scans?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-10-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,566
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1253/5162499782_32a...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1253/5162499782_32ae5c6524_z.jpg

enjoying my new chamonix 045N-2 - shot with a Linhof select Schneider 240/5.5 Tele-Xenar at f11, PlusX rated at iso200, diafine
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2010
Replies: 51
K-5
Views: 5,677
Posted By monochromejrnl
D7000 also has 100% VF coverage In-body IS -...

D7000 also has 100% VF coverage

In-body IS - Pentax + (but most useful for long lenses since the high ISO performance is so good it reduces the need to shoot at slow speeds/relative to focal...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2010
Replies: 51
K-5
Views: 5,677
Posted By monochromejrnl
The K-5 is compelling but you have to also...

The K-5 is compelling but you have to also consider the D7000 at almost $400 cheaper... about the same size.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,107
Posted By monochromejrnl
My understanding is that digital film prototypes...

My understanding is that digital film prototypes (working) have been developed for the M body but has yet to be marketed. I'm still holding out hope that it will be available to the consumer retail...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-08-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,788
Posted By monochromejrnl
My two main rangefinders are an M3 and a Contax...

My two main rangefinders are an M3 and a Contax IIA. Both are in excellent but used condition, however the Contax IIA is more compact, better finished, more refined and in my opinion the most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1208/5124479508_232...

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 9,626
Posted By monochromejrnl
How is that? I'd like to understand this...

How is that? I'd like to understand this assertion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 6,945
Posted By monochromejrnl
OMs are no doubt great cameras, but the Pentax MX...

OMs are no doubt great cameras, but the Pentax MX is my preferred alternative in compact mechanical SLR... the SMC Takumars are the best bang for the buck in camera optics these days...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,298
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5124289201_314...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5124289201_31445e56dc_z.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,935
Posted By monochromejrnl
If I'm doing something for someone else, I better...

If I'm doing something for someone else, I better be getting paid, otherwise it'll take a while before it gets done. Collecting money is a great motivator! Either you're not getting paid or you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By monochromejrnl
I think the dealers who have worked with her made...

I think the dealers who have worked with her made it quite clear in the article, she didn't care enough to make time to sign her prints, let alone invest the time and energy to court collectors and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By monochromejrnl
The reality is that repackaging those prints as...

The reality is that repackaging those prints as 'art' doesn't cut it in the world of fine art photography. Now, if an influential dealer had 'discovered' her while she was an unknown and began to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2010
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,341
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/5076237055_c1c...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/5076237055_c1cb74d204_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 12,363
Posted By monochromejrnl
Pentax MX + SMC Tak 50/1.4 is the SLR equivalent...

Pentax MX + SMC Tak 50/1.4 is the SLR equivalent to a M6 with 50'lux for a fraction of the price.

The Pentax is lighter, the MX body is smaller than the M6 but with lens it's a wash.

They sold...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,298
Posted By monochromejrnl
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5056873277_95f...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5056873277_95f32d0af4_z.jpg
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