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Forum: RFF Polls 02-17-2010
Replies: 220
Views: 39,721
Posted By Anupam
I use this method...

I use this method (http://decisivemomentum.blogspot.com/2009/10/metering-by-eye.html)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By Anupam
Umida Akhmedova

I do not know every detail of this case, but from the handful of news reports that I have read, this sounds beyond bizarre! Umida Akhmedova is a documentary photographer from Uzebkistan who has been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2010
Replies: 172
Views: 10,472
Posted By Anupam
I just wanted to say that this is hilarious! :p

I just wanted to say that this is hilarious! :p
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,984
Posted By Anupam
Lot more...

Lot more (http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=LCA1.MU#chart8:symbol=lca1.mu;range=6m;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined) than a mess of pottage....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By Anupam
Bought mine from this guy on eBay...

Bought mine from this guy on eBay (http://shop.ebay.com/hard-man/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=) and it works perfectly. Glad I didn't waste the money on something more expensive.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,674
Posted By Anupam
The light flare pattern indicates that the lens...

The light flare pattern indicates that the lens was stopped down quite a way. For street light like that, if you stopped to f22 at ISO 640 and shot at 2/3 sec you might still be a stop or two...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Anupam
I just went from a D200 to the Panasonic G1 with...

I just went from a D200 to the Panasonic G1 with adapted lens and I love it. I have shot quite a bit of macro with the D200 and before that with an F3 and the DW4 5x finder. I can vouch that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By Anupam
I can vouch that film can be loaded while walking...

I can vouch that film can be loaded while walking - with a little practice.:cool:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2009
Replies: 238
Views: 37,117
Posted By Anupam
What Roger said. If you think 35mm film...

What Roger said.

If you think 35mm film produces more detail than current digital sensors, then knock yourself out. No need to cook up some hocuspocus about file sizes for the rest of us. And yes,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2009
Replies: 238
Views: 37,117
Posted By Anupam
Yeah, right!

Yeah, right!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-09-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 6,374
Posted By Anupam
The 25 is still a 25. Who said that every other...

The 25 is still a 25. Who said that every other format needs to be judged by 35mm? Do you ever complain that the hassy turns 80mm lenses to 50mm?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Anupam
Why are the edges of the trees dark?

Why are the edges of the trees dark?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-25-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,074
Posted By Anupam
Changing tent!

Changing tent!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,375
Posted By Anupam
I too have heard that Arista Premium 100 is Plus...

I too have heard that Arista Premium 100 is Plus X. And I like the results I've had in HC110. I would disagree with Roger that its sole merit is that it keeps well:rolleyes:

BTW, wasn't it one of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Anupam
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2992336301_ced...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2992336301_ced2f57f84.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2993184028_1d18af3773.jpg

Holga and Nikon SB-28 on SC-17 cord
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,867
Posted By Anupam
The shots look way too contrasty on my monitor,...

The shots look way too contrasty on my monitor, but I agree that Neopan 1600 is a great film. I love Craig's stuff with it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,100
Posted By Anupam
"Can you hear me...

"Can you hear me now?"
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2569128822_63703fee7b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By Anupam
If you can live with no metering on AI lenses,...

If you can live with no metering on AI lenses, the D40 isn't a bad camera. But given you preferences, I'd prefer a D300/700/900/3 level camera or maybe the new Canon 5D model over an RF. I love RFs...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By Anupam
It's excellent. All 40mm nokton and Summicron-C...

It's excellent. All 40mm nokton and Summicron-C shots on my flickr stream were made with the finder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,129
Posted By Anupam
I find it strangely liberating that I do not feel...

I find it strangely liberating that I do not feel the slightest anxiety about this latest round of the upgrade wars. My D200 does all I want ... really. In fact I wish it did not do some of the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Anupam
* Adjust scanner exposure thru VueScan to get...

* Adjust scanner exposure thru VueScan to get optimum shadow detail
* Levels (very rare)
* Curves (with contrast masking for high density range negatives for shadows and highlights)
* Dodge/burn...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Anupam
Film grain actually makes up the image, while...

Film grain actually makes up the image, while noise is a by-product of the image. I don't like the noise here. It doesn't look anywhere as pleasing as grain. But that is just me.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-07-2008
Replies: 19
Poll: which 40?
Views: 1,829
Posted By Anupam
Nokton - here's why...

Nokton - here's why (http://decisivemomentum.blogspot.com/2008/04/leica-40mm-summicron-c-vs-cv-40mm.html).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Anupam
The 21 finder works perfectly with glasses - much...

The 21 finder works perfectly with glasses - much better than 35lines on m2 or 50 lines on m3.
Forum: Off Topic 07-24-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 13,104
Posted By Anupam
I don't know what those pictures prove. Many...

I don't know what those pictures prove. Many people get by with a center weighted meter. I get by with no meter on my M2 and a spot meter for my 4x5. I like the additional control. Any meter, no...
Forum: Off Topic 07-24-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 13,104
Posted By Anupam
I would rather do without a meter than give up...

I would rather do without a meter than give up full control or fool around with the ISO. Plus the RF was crap when I had the camera. They are nice P&S cameras - granted. But this better than an M or...
Forum: Off Topic 07-23-2008
Replies: 121
Views: 13,104
Posted By Anupam
"Specifications with Commentary" is code for "I...

"Specifications with Commentary" is code for "I haven't used the camera, only read the specs, but I'll have my say anyway."




Forget that. How do you set exposure on an Electro? Fixed lens RFs that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-21-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,057
Posted By Anupam
That first shot is wonderful, Todd.

That first shot is wonderful, Todd.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 9,244
Posted By Anupam
Maybe this one. I'm not sure. I like the eye...

Maybe this one. I'm not sure. I like the eye contact and the defiance in his eyes.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2299771828_3f26847351.jpg

But this recent one was very satisfying too. I have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,076
Posted By Anupam
Looks like a light leak near the bottom of the...

Looks like a light leak near the bottom of the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,118
Posted By Anupam
Of course :) - You can buy it new. - Better...

Of course :)

- You can buy it new.
- Better viewfinder (not D200 level, but better than the D70)
- Can also take pre-AI lenses (no metering of course, but they'll mount_
- Lighter and more compact...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,118
Posted By Anupam
D40 over D70 definitely. D200 if your budget...

D40 over D70 definitely. D200 if your budget allows. Also consider the Pentax line - they are brilliant.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,559
Posted By Anupam
Lovely work.

Lovely work.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By Anupam
8x10. At least 4x5.

8x10. At least 4x5.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By Anupam
SB-28 - the widest range of manual power...

SB-28 - the widest range of manual power adjustments of the Nikon film flashes, bounce head etc.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By Anupam
If the lenses mount on your Yashica they aren't...

If the lenses mount on your Yashica they aren't ZF - ZF is for the nikon F mount. ZF - Nikon F, ZK - Pentax K, ZM - Leica M and so forth.

PS: Hello from Madison.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 12,996
Posted By Anupam
I suspect you would have felt differently if he...

I suspect you would have felt differently if he had just smiled and given you a thumbs up or waved when you made eye contact. In general, I try to be respectful of my subjects - some sort of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By Anupam
This one was my favorite! ...

This one was my favorite!

http://static.flickr.com/3090/2312975136_6133f8bd22.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-30-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By Anupam
The 50 is a 67mm on the M8(not 75). While it is...

The 50 is a 67mm on the M8(not 75). While it is possible to make many good shots with a 67mm equiv. fov, you will be severely limited to "environmental" shots. BTW, the guy in Africa used a visoflex...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,423
Posted By Anupam
Set exposure, focus, compose, shoot. What's to...

Set exposure, focus, compose, shoot. What's to worry about? Seriously - you need to get very comfortable with this cycle. Ignore the built in meter - use another camera or external meter if you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,370
Posted By Anupam
Agreed. But since that "sensor" thingie would...

Agreed. But since that "sensor" thingie would need batteries anyway, could you please make mine an F3. And while you are about it, how about slipping that thing into an M4-P. Thankyouverymuch. Ah! we...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,370
Posted By Anupam
Even if you manage that you will be limited by...

Even if you manage that you will be limited by lens resolution. Few lenses break the 80 lppm barrier. If you do the math you will see that by 20-25 MP for a 35mm sized sensor you are pretty much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,370
Posted By Anupam
The only thing I use SLRs for anymore is my macro...

The only thing I use SLRs for anymore is my macro photography addiction - so MLU is a must. And while we are dreaming, interchangeable finders and screens - so I can plop my 6x DW-4 finder from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Anupam
Hmmm, I have not shot anything but outdated film...

Hmmm, I have not shot anything but outdated film for the last five years. I buy a lot, test a sample and off I go. Never had a problem thus far, but of course if National Geographic commisions me to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By Anupam
Well, you have the choice of practically all the...

Well, you have the choice of practically all the regular fixed lens RFs but for $250 I'd get a Leica IIIc and a Jupiter 3. Or Maybe a Bessa R and either a J12 or J8.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-13-2008
Replies: 130
Views: 23,902
Posted By Anupam
What an idiot. Not because everything he says is...

What an idiot. Not because everything he says is untrue in this case but because he patently has no idea what he is talking about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,828
Posted By Anupam
This is a small book waiting to happen.

This is a small book waiting to happen.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Anupam
Depends on how close is close, but RFs or TLRs...

Depends on how close is close, but RFs or TLRs are not good tools for closeups. SLRs and TTL viewing can't be beat and from my experience I could put forward a strong case that the Nikon F3 is the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-10-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 5,163
Posted By Anupam
I know the J12 has some problem on the Bessas....

I know the J12 has some problem on the Bessas. Does anyone have any info about them on the Zeiss Ikon. Same question about the collapsible Elmar and Industar-22 on the Ikon.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By Anupam
Can't be done. The flange distance of M lenses is...

Can't be done. The flange distance of M lenses is about 27.9mm, far less than most SLRs. So even if you could mount it, your lens would only focus very close - almost close to life size.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,419
Posted By Anupam
I still can't see what's wrong with cropping with...

I still can't see what's wrong with cropping with fixed aspect ratios in PS, which was the first answer you received. Set the aspect ratio to 7.5:9.5 and crop away. If you are asking for something...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-09-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 12,136
Posted By Anupam
For the Leica of old, "gentleman's camera" would...

For the Leica of old, "gentleman's camera" would have been a most damning verdict. But for Leica today, unfortunately, it seems to be the painful truth.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-08-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Anupam
What adapter are you talking about? Also, you...

What adapter are you talking about?

Also, you won't really be able to focus 35 and longer lenses unless you stop them way down. The best bet for shooting those lengths on a budget is to get a Bessa...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,419
Posted By Anupam
Print digitally or in the darkroom? In PS, you...

Print digitally or in the darkroom? In PS, you can just use fixed aspect ratios to crop.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By Anupam
I spent about $50 for my 35mm bathroom darkroom....

I spent about $50 for my 35mm bathroom darkroom. About $200 for my proper 4x5 one.

The London Craigslist sucks, though. You might try Gumtree.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-07-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 6,454
Posted By Anupam
Could someone point me to more of Pitxu's work if...

Could someone point me to more of Pitxu's work if there are scans on the web.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-07-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Anupam
You'd be far better off with a 25 or wider LTM...

You'd be far better off with a 25 or wider LTM lens on that body than the adapter option.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By Anupam
I didn't realize there was a post until I read...

I didn't realize there was a post until I read Bill's comment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2008
Replies: 199
Views: 39,886
Posted By Anupam
An important factor might be the lenses you have....

An important factor might be the lenses you have. Many people don't like chrome lenses on black.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,790
Posted By Anupam
If his communications are in this state with a...

If his communications are in this state with a secretary, firing him/her would be a good start!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-06-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Anupam
And they insist on calling 4x5, 5x4 in the UK! :)

And they insist on calling 4x5, 5x4 in the UK! :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-06-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Anupam
Try this short article I wrote up for a friend...

Try this short article I wrote up for a friend (http://decisivemomentum.blogspot.com/2008/05/film-beginners-guide.html)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Anupam
My old Kiev simply oozed class - one of the best...

My old Kiev simply oozed class - one of the best cameras I have ever used. I would put it beside my F3 - and that is some compliment. I was surprised how different it felt from other FSU cameras,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By Anupam
I think what you are missing is that many Leica...

I think what you are missing is that many Leica lenses are named, while most other manufacturers do not name their lens. So you will hear Nikon 50/1.8 or 50/1.4 etc. But that information is contained...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Anupam
My personal opinion would be that you should wait...

My personal opinion would be that you should wait - get to know your M6 better. Look at it this way - leaving minor details aside, the M8 will not do anything that the M6 does not - the experience...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Anupam
No on the LTM, too.

No on the LTM, too.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-27-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,012
Posted By Anupam
If I might ask, why would this be a problem of...

If I might ask, why would this be a problem of the lens rather than of metering. (lenses can of add a certain bit of contrast but only so much - also I don't know the Noctilux, but isn't it a low...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 8,584
Posted By Anupam
Mutual distrust and lack of admiration is a great...

Mutual distrust and lack of admiration is a great thing. Far better than mutual fawning and back scratching.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 8,584
Posted By Anupam
Ok. Let me also agree with you that many people...

Ok. Let me also agree with you that many people tying themselves into twists over nuances between lenses on internet forums really don't know what they are talking about. Many haven't used the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 8,584
Posted By Anupam
I don't see anything sharp, but what do I know...

I don't see anything sharp, but what do I know from a laptop monitor.

And oh, I am shaking my head at some of the nonsense and arrogance you display.

-A
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-26-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 8,591
Posted By Anupam
I suppose it's sample variation, but the one FSU...

I suppose it's sample variation, but the one FSU lens that knocked my socks off and that I have always regretted selling was a Jupiter 3. I've been less than impressed with older Nikkors and Canons...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,275
Posted By Anupam
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/1557798714_9b1...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/1557798714_9b1447557c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/primelens/1557798714)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-25-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,012
Posted By Anupam
Exactly the same for me.

Exactly the same for me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-25-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,012
Posted By Anupam
Focusing and amount of light seem to correlate...

Focusing and amount of light seem to correlate for ground glass focusing (SLRs, TLRs, view cameras etc). For rangefinders it's mostly the contrast. If I can get a good vertical line on the plane...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,254
Posted By Anupam
Yeah, and all the great photographs ever made...

Yeah, and all the great photographs ever made with view cameras were made at cocktail parties.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Anupam
I don't know the Rokkor but I'd take the Nokton...

I don't know the Rokkor but I'd take the Nokton over the Summicron-C. Better all round lens, almost as sharp, faster and BETTER bokeh. Yes, that's not a typo. For my reasoning, see here...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,397
Posted By Anupam
The M6 is an M4-P with a light meter. The M4...

The M6 is an M4-P with a light meter. The M4 doesn't have 28mm lines, although that might not matter for you.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 27,999
Posted By Anupam
Thanks, guys - you are too kind.

Thanks, guys - you are too kind.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-23-2008
Replies: 102
Views: 27,999
Posted By Anupam
Buy a body that will seamlessly fit into the...

Buy a body that will seamlessly fit into the backup role. I cannot recommend the Bessa T highly enough. Here are some shots I have done with it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 21,655
Posted By Anupam
Konica S2 / Minolta Hi-Matic 9 - too big Konica...

Konica S2 / Minolta Hi-Matic 9 - too big
Konica S2 / Yashica electros - auto exposure only - I wouldn't touch an AE only camera for anything but snap-shooting - or if you can't meter on your own
Oly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,098
Posted By Anupam
I am wondering about the same that mike asked.

I am wondering about the same that mike asked.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-21-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 13,263
Posted By Anupam
If they produce the camera you describe it won't...

If they produce the camera you describe it won't be "competition" anymore - more like "demolition" :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2008
Replies: 108
Views: 8,232
Posted By Anupam
You missed an option. People who'd buy new if the...

You missed an option. People who'd buy new if the product met their expectations of price and quality. i.e. potential customers. This segment is important in any company or product, not just Leica....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,860
Posted By Anupam
WTH was that? That is so unnecessary. Yeah, it...

WTH was that? That is so unnecessary. Yeah, it takes deep soul searching and passion to repair Leicas but other people manage to do it on schedule. If you need 6 months, don't say two weeks....
Forum: Travel 05-20-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,108
Posted By Anupam
Ok. If you are not used to driving in India, I...

Ok. If you are not used to driving in India, I wouldn't recommend this. Driving in India is a whole different ball game - and can be dangerous if you're not up to it. My American friends often gripe...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-17-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,489
Posted By Anupam
One and a half stops or 2 ounces, that is the...

One and a half stops or 2 ounces, that is the question.:rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 8,018
Posted By Anupam
With rollfilm I just test for EI and development...

With rollfilm I just test for EI and development time. My target densities are geared towards my diffusion enlarger. With sheet film I go the whole hog. Spot meter, N- and N+ developments etc. Not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-15-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,241
Posted By Anupam
Some of my shots with that lens...

Some of my shots with that lens (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/primelens/tags/cv21mmf4skopar)
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-14-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,382
Posted By Anupam
As long as you know it's not about photography...

As long as you know it's not about photography and are satisfied with that, I see no problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,923
Posted By Anupam
Never heard of that one for May Day. And what...

Never heard of that one for May Day. And what Pitxu said.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By Anupam
I assume you don't care about converging...

I assume you don't care about converging verticals. Keeping them straight with a wideangle lens can be a royal pain without movements.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 21,305
Posted By Anupam
It's not a bad idea to use a 21 for street - it...

It's not a bad idea to use a 21 for street - it can be a great street lens. Perhaps you just chose the wrong situation to use it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Anupam
Closer than normal focusing might work somewhat...

Closer than normal focusing might work somewhat clumsily but "macro" which is generally understood as 1:1 and above is a lost cause with rangefinders, I'd say, unless you cheat and turn it into an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 22,458
Posted By Anupam
Your own. Most people just randomly tweak around...

Your own. Most people just randomly tweak around with a variety of settings garnered from manufacturers, websites, internet forums etc. But that just leads to the circumstance NB23 is pointing out....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By Anupam
At its price, isn't the T that camera with a...

At its price, isn't the T that camera with a great rangefinder thrown in for free?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By Anupam
Bessa L, T, or R4 depending on your needs. And a...

Bessa L, T, or R4 depending on your needs. And a ZM for other stuff.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Anupam
In terms of exposure, I think you could get by...

In terms of exposure, I think you could get by with quite a bit less exposure for these scenes. I'd guess from the looks of it the lighting is in the range of EV 5 or 6. In fact, I'd say a shade...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-03-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,437
Posted By Anupam
Looks like the Summilux is doing better from...

Looks like the Summilux is doing better from f2.8-f8. But it's the results at f2 and below that are interesting ... hmmm.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2008
Replies: 92
Views: 13,085
Posted By Anupam
One of the reasons for the kind of thing you...

One of the reasons for the kind of thing you notice, I would suppose, is that we have so few photographers. I often see people putting up shots in their galleries saying "testing out lens X" and that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2008
Replies: 2,534
Views: 315,380
Posted By Anupam
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2294448743_ac5...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2294448743_ac52afbf49_m.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2294448743_a2267214ae_o.jpg)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,989
Posted By Anupam
I had to vote 'other' - I simply got a Summicron...

I had to vote 'other' - I simply got a Summicron because it suited my needs - i.e. a good enough lens at a good enough price used.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By Anupam
If you are looking for a film camera anyway, all...

If you are looking for a film camera anyway, all you need to do is buy an old SLR and a sharp 28/2.8 or even a 28/2 lens (almost every major SLR line has great 28mms) and apply some super-glue to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Anupam
My suggestion for a test above was a serious one...

My suggestion for a test above was a serious one though :) . If it torns out to be sharp in the center with wildly falling off at corners and, who knows, even some swirl in the bokeh - I'd be after...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Anupam
No. Dissolve the powder in a little less than a...

No. Dissolve the powder in a little less than a gallon of water and then add more water to bring the total up to a gallon.

Store the stock solution in full soda bottles with no air in a dark cabinet...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By Anupam
Hey, I like that f2.5 shot. Must be the worst...

Hey, I like that f2.5 shot. Must be the worst wide open performance for an actual SLR lens. Do some wide open portraits to try it out - preferably with a busy background with lots of leaves. Who...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-30-2008
Replies: 189
Views: 17,675
Posted By Anupam
Yes. He was that good!

Yes. He was that good!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By Anupam
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/2324487601_e3f...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/2324487601_e3fa7dab96_o.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By Anupam
I don't know the quality of files the M8 produces...

I don't know the quality of files the M8 produces but I'd expect it to at least match 35mm film. So it might mean you'd do well to consider medium format. A Hassy or Mamiya 7 or perhaps even a Rollei...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-25-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,599
Posted By Anupam
For those interested in a detailed head to head...

For those interested in a detailed head to head comparison, I just did a test for my Summicron-C and Nokton MC and posted the results here....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 5,665
Posted By Anupam
What's with all the spurious US bashing and...

What's with all the spurious US bashing and absurd talk of morality over what is such a subjective and trivial issue. It depends on the person. Don't like the conditions of a sale? Move on - don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By Anupam
By one stop. If it's BW you can increase the...

By one stop. If it's BW you can increase the development time a bit. But with either color or BW negative film it isn't catastrophic. With slide film it's a bit of a problem but you can get the lab...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By Anupam
Does anyone know the entry fee and show times? I...

Does anyone know the entry fee and show times? I can only see a mention of the early buyer fees. What about just normal entry - is there a fee at all? Can't find times either.

Thanks,
Anupam
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Anupam
It's a rangefinder - so that's what it does -...

It's a rangefinder - so that's what it does - measures distances. In this case for hunting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 5,506
Posted By Anupam
Well, I shoot a lot of closeups ilke these...

Well, I shoot a lot of closeups ilke these (http://www.flickriver.com/photos/primelens/tags/closeup) with my SLR system. And the PN-11 is the only extension tube I know of that comes with a built in...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,599
Posted By Anupam
Great work!

Great work!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-22-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 5,632
Posted By Anupam
You take an AF AE camera for the serious stuff?...

You take an AF AE camera for the serious stuff? Usually it's the other way round. Most people don't use manual focus and exposure to introduce an element of 'difficulty' but to have full control and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 5,506
Posted By Anupam
I hate to admit it, but seeing something like...

I hate to admit it, but seeing something like "Samsung" or "Panasonic" on a camera - especially a "proper" camera like an SLR - probably makes me just a tad uncomfortable, although I do try to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Anupam
The J has a microprism center which isn't great...

The J has a microprism center which isn't great in all light situations. I'd say go for a plain matte screen like the D without focusing aids. A C screen is same as the D but with a clear areal...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-17-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,159
Posted By Anupam
Make that "DSLR is like OpenOffice" and I'll get...

Make that "DSLR is like OpenOffice" and I'll get on board.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2008
Replies: 845
Views: 144,514
Posted By Anupam
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308881790_c345d...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308881790_c345d1beae_m.jpg (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308881790_c345d1beae_o.jpg)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By Anupam
40 years! Stored in a basement I am told. Lots of...

40 years! Stored in a basement I am told. Lots of fog and curly, but if you compensate for that in development time, quite usable images.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Anupam
Glasses here as well and no problem.

Glasses here as well and no problem.
Forum: Off Topic 04-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Anupam
It's time to hit China where it hurts.

It's time to hit China where it hurts.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,973
Posted By Anupam
I don't understand. The linear polarizer, too,...

I don't understand. The linear polarizer, too, needs to be rotated - same as circular polarizer.

The way to use polarizers with RF is to hold the polarizer up to your eye, turn it to get the desired...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-24-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 7,140
Posted By Anupam
Take a break. Maybe do a different kind of...

Take a break. Maybe do a different kind of photography. I have been doing only street photography for the last year because I have had to be away from home and away from my Nikon system, and now I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Anupam
Quite true. A lot of people spend thousands for...

Quite true. A lot of people spend thousands for gear, but just a bit of time and patience standardizing film development can contribute hugely to the end results. If you feel like spending a bit, a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Anupam
No magic is going to happen, I am afraid....

No magic is going to happen, I am afraid. Printing a neg from Leica will be exactly like printing any other negative. It can certainly be as good as Canon L glass, but that doesn't mean easier to...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-13-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,661
Posted By Anupam
The charm of holga images has to do with the...

The charm of holga images has to do with the corner sharpness issues, light falloff and even light leaks. Putting a Holga lens on a DSLR wont give you any of these, I would expect. Just a mediocre...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-13-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 4,850
Posted By Anupam
#28 from "model337": I like the eye contact, the...

#28 from "model337": I like the eye contact, the muted colors and the odds and ends lying behind the fence. But the cut off legs and the placement of the man in the center don't work for me. However...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Anupam
TMX @ EI 60 for 6:30 mins Tri-X @ EI 250 for...

TMX @ EI 60 for 6:30 mins
Tri-X @ EI 250 for 6:00 mins
Fomapan 400 @ EI 25 for 8 mins
Fomapan 100 in 4x5 @ EI 50 for 6 mins

All in HC110B at 68F and developed for diffusion enlargers, for condenser...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Anupam
First one is with TMX at EI 64, the second with...

First one is with TMX at EI 64, the second with Tri-X at EI 250. Both exposed for the same LV. Both films were developed in HC110B to the same contrast index (.1 to 1.35 above Fb+F tested with my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,930
Posted By Anupam
I prefer one for everything. My Omega 4x5 has a...

I prefer one for everything. My Omega 4x5 has a lens turret so switching between formats down to 35 takes no time. A good small almost 35mm size enlarger that also does 6x6 is the Durst F60.

-A
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,797
Posted By Anupam
It only works with LF for me, when I have time to...

It only works with LF for me, when I have time to consider things even before setting up the camera.

-A
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-10-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,106
Posted By Anupam
Face down is indeed the way to go, contrary to...

Face down is indeed the way to go, contrary to popular wisdom. Never had scratches that way.

-A
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,938
Posted By Anupam
Glossy for fiber for me. I like semi matte in RC.

Glossy for fiber for me. I like semi matte in RC.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By Anupam
Unless you can actually walk to the subject an...

Unless you can actually walk to the subject an back, incident meters are lousy for high contrast situations, like a street lit by lamps. A spot meter is ideal and I use one with large format. But...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,552
Posted By Anupam
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308881790_c345d...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308881790_c345d1beae_o.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Anupam
Nokton 40 gets my vote on the R3

Nokton 40 gets my vote on the R3
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Anupam
The L is great for just wides but the T is a...

The L is great for just wides but the T is a classic. I'd consider it well worth the extra bit of cash because it can step in to backup for the big guns if you should ever have the need.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 6,306
Posted By Anupam
Did you read my post? If you never push your...

Did you read my post? If you never push your camera, ANY camera will do, even a disposable - those are "light tight" too.

However, I do tend to push my equipment. I do shoot in situations where I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 6,306
Posted By Anupam
LOL! Well, try changing out the focusing screen...

LOL! Well, try changing out the focusing screen on your Vivitar. Better still try changing the the prism and putting in a 6x magnified viewfinder for precise focusing. I have the DW-4 and DE-2...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 6,306
Posted By Anupam
I paid $120 for my Nikon F3, compared to which...

I paid $120 for my Nikon F3, compared to which the vivitar is a piece of crap. If you want Pentax glass, at least get a Pentax body. Vivitar?! Geez!

-A
PS: My gear is listed on my website, if...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By Anupam
Quality Light Metric Co. 7060 Hollywood Blvd.,...

Quality Light Metric Co.
7060 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 415
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-2265

They are supposed to be the definitive meter guys.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By Anupam
I take incident readings when: 1> I am sure that...

I take incident readings when:

1> I am sure that the contrast range of the scene is within the dynamic range of my film.
2> When I want to record the scene "normally" - that is, when I want to place...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Anupam
Very nice. And congratulations on your first...

Very nice. And congratulations on your first roll.

It is difficult to tell from these, but be sure you aren't overdeveloping. It increases the contrast and will tend to block up your highlights.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Anupam
Well, your point is valid insofar as it is a...

Well, your point is valid insofar as it is a convenient way of looking at things for you. But "magnification" is a standard photographic term with a standard definition - that is how I used it. If...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Anupam
Magnification does not mean "angle of view" - not...

Magnification does not mean "angle of view" - not even close.

It is the ratio between the size of the object on film/sensor to the real size of the object. I don't know how you came up with angle of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By Anupam
Film dino's post #15 gives the first semblence of...

Film dino's post #15 gives the first semblence of a chemical rationale behind this experiment. I think you should have a vague idea of the chemistry instead of going in in the dark. Otherwise it's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Anupam
All of this can be reduced to one simple...

All of this can be reduced to one simple principle. DOF is a function of MAGNIFICATION. The more magnification, the less DOF.

So larger film sizes/sensors appear to have less DOF because they need...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Anupam
Um, what's wrong with using flickr as a...

Um, what's wrong with using flickr as a convenient place to put one's work up online? There's crap on there, but there are some seriously good photographers too. Or are we just supposed to be doing...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-06-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Anupam
Yes, I have googled them to bits but no one seems...

Yes, I have googled them to bits but no one seems to bother about the viewfinder magnification or baselengths of these cameras like they do for "real" rangefinders. That is strange, especially with...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-05-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By Anupam
An image from my XA. I feel that the RD is a...

An image from my XA. I feel that the RD is a better combo with the XA.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/308882235_f132d35266_o.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-05-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Anupam
Hmmm, anyone?

Hmmm, anyone?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Anupam
LOL ... I have been doing it wrong all this time!

LOL ... I have been doing it wrong all this time!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By Anupam
Eh? The pentax digital spot meter I used with 4x5...

Eh? The pentax digital spot meter I used with 4x5 had LV readouts, the Minolta Spotmter F does EV (which numerically coincides with LV for ISO 100 - I prefer using LV as a matter of convenience). I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-04-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 38,268
Posted By Anupam
I thought the rule of thumb was the EBL should be...

I thought the rule of thumb was the EBL should be equal to or greater than the physical diaphragm opening for the aperture. Given that, one would need at least a 50mm EBL to focus the Noctilux. I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,966
Posted By Anupam
I bet if you took a series of images at various...

I bet if you took a series of images at various apertures and piled them up as layers in PS and then gave each the relevant opacity, you could simulate this scenario. Not worth the effort though, IMO
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-03-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Anupam
Baselengths for Canonet, Oly RD and Minolta Hi-Matic

Hello,

Does anyone have any information on the effective RF baselengths of some of the popular fixed lens RFs like the Canonet QL17, the Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII and the Olympus RC and RD models? I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Anupam
Nice tones, a bit grainy, doesn't push well. I...

Nice tones, a bit grainy, doesn't push well. I tested mine to EI 250 with HC110, which is also what I shoot tri-X at. Here's a sample.

-A
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Anupam
Lovely - especially the last one is great. So are...

Lovely - especially the last one is great. So are these digital negs from 35mm? Could you sa more about making digital negs. I have done cyanotypes from 4x5 only.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-29-2008
Replies: 144
Views: 11,766
Posted By Anupam
Most of the replies in this thread assume flash...

Most of the replies in this thread assume flash is for when you don't have enough light. That is only partially true. Flash is also for when you want more creative control over the lighting.

Here is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,096
Posted By Anupam
SLRs are more versatile, no doubt, but they only...

SLRs are more versatile, no doubt, but they only do certain things really well. At other things specialized cameras have an edge. So while if I had to have one camera for everything, it would be an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Anupam
I don't know the chemistry sufficiently well and...

I don't know the chemistry sufficiently well and haven't tried it. But someone on the forum might know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Anupam
I would not use developer that old - the film...

I would not use developer that old - the film should be fine.

-A
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Anupam
How old are the film and developer? How were they...

How old are the film and developer? How were they stored? More information would be good.

But I'd avoid expired developer more then expired film, unless the film was really badly stored.
Forum: Yashica RF 02-28-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 4,524
Posted By Anupam
Well, yes - used to do that at times with my old...

Well, yes - used to do that at times with my old XA. Cumbersome at best and it totally defeats the purpose of the "rangefinder way" that Nick is preaching.

I would propose this. The "rangefinder...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-28-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 4,524
Posted By Anupam
Arguably, the most important part of the image is...

Arguably, the most important part of the image is exposure and the Electros offer you NO control over it. And depending on what you are shooting and the effect you are trying to get, shutter speed...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-26-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 4,524
Posted By Anupam
Instead of getting up in people's faces and...

Instead of getting up in people's faces and telling them how they ought to be shooting, how about some HCB qualty shots from your magic camera? Poor HCB had to manage with meterless manual Ms. But he...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-26-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 4,524
Posted By Anupam
I certainly don't understand what the heck you're...

I certainly don't understand what the heck you're talking about. I always shoot street scenes with the shutter speed in mind and set exposure via aperture. One look at my flickr stream will tell you...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2008
Replies: 33
Poll: Lens Tests
Views: 2,018
Posted By Anupam
When I get a new RF lens, I do a ground glass...

When I get a new RF lens, I do a ground glass focus accuracy test, but when I shoot film it is always real world shots, not test shots.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 6,431
Posted By Anupam
Veiling glare can at least be worked with in post...

Veiling glare can at least be worked with in post processing or darkroom - but the glare in Craig's image manages to decisively ruin the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-25-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Anupam
Oly XA if you can live with AE only. Oly RC if...

Oly XA if you can live with AE only. Oly RC if you can live with an f2.8 lens. Otherwise, Oly RD, Minolta 7S II, Canonet QL17.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Anupam
Don't use them for serious stuff without testing...

Don't use them for serious stuff without testing before. A lot dpends on the condition in which they were stored - I'd expect them to be okay if frozen and some degree of color shift if not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 6,431
Posted By Anupam
It's not an investment. If I need to invest I buy...

It's not an investment. If I need to invest I buy mutual funds instead of banking on the red dot. And I have found nothing but excellent quality from CV lenses. Sure I would love slightly better...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Anupam
Scotty - the N60 is an SLR, not a rangefinder -...

Scotty - the N60 is an SLR, not a rangefinder - they are slightly different kinds of cameras. RFF is mainly for rangefinders but there is a subforum - lovingly named Evil SLRs - where your question...
Forum: Photo Software 02-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Anupam
Something like this? Easy to do. I did it with a...

Something like this? Easy to do. I did it with a mask on a duplicate layer. If this is what you are trying to do, I could PM you more detailed instructions if what's below doesn't make complete...
Forum: Off Topic 01-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Anupam
Really? My Holga has been beating the crap out of...

Really? My Holga has been beating the crap out of the Nikons and Canons, then. I have been very pleased with Lenovo products, second only to the smoothness of a Mac.

-A
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Anupam
When shooting 35mm handheld: By eye in difficult...

When shooting 35mm handheld:
By eye in difficult lighting at night.
By eye in the day, quickly checked against the camera meter (Bessa T)

When shooting 4x5:
Incident when the lighting is "easy"
Spot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By Anupam
While you are trying things out, Leica is a...

While you are trying things out, Leica is a horribly expensive platform to do it. An M6 and a 50mm lens will set you back $1500. If you went with a manual Nikon camera and a 50mm lens, you'd spend...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By Anupam
I can see "NB23 is a fag" other than that and...

I can see "NB23 is a fag" other than that and Scott's flowery cap the picture sucks. If it sucked a little less, it might have been worth analyzing, but it so obviously sucks that I'm sure it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By Anupam
Why not shoot slow film? I shoot TMX @ EI 64....

Why not shoot slow film? I shoot TMX @ EI 64. That with a 2-3 stop ND, or even a polariser should do it.

-A
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-11-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,251
Posted By Anupam
I wouldn't think it would be a problem here or on...

I wouldn't think it would be a problem here or on any other site. But admins of other sites have posted links on PN and had them removed.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Anupam
You'd end up zone focusing the 50 and 75 on that...

You'd end up zone focusing the 50 and 75 on that finder, especially with the current 37mm baselength chassis.

-A
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-31-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By Anupam
Bessa T! Built-in framelines are overrated.

Bessa T!

Built-in framelines are overrated.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-29-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By Anupam
All the street shots in my website are made with...

All the street shots in my website are made with either the 21 or the 40mm Cv lenses, you can tell which ones are 21 from the perspective, if you aren't interested in the 40.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,580
Posted By Anupam
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs6/i/2005/064/c/0/Beat...

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs6/i/2005/064/c/0/Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Anupam
Black electrician's tape. Never had a problem....

Black electrician's tape. Never had a problem. make sure the tape holds both sides of the film.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-18-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,197
Posted By Anupam
"It's out of alignment Needs a CLA Drives me up a...

"It's out of alignment
Needs a CLA
Drives me up a tree"

Just kidding. Looks beautiful. Are you using an external finder even with a 50? I have really gotten into those brightline finders with my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Anupam
Convert an old camera to a pinhole or something....

Convert an old camera to a pinhole or something. It's like a nicotine patch - calms the gear pangs without hurting the pocket. Worked for me, and it used to get me shooting too.

-A
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-11-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,123
Posted By Anupam
4x5 wet darkroom for me and no trouble finding...

4x5 wet darkroom for me and no trouble finding materials at all.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Anupam
Yep, you need a retaining ring.

Yep, you need a retaining ring.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By Anupam
All the Bessas have loud shutters. I use the T,...

All the Bessas have loud shutters. I use the T, and like the external meter - but pretty much ignore it most of the time.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By Anupam
It could be done with an adapter, but I would...

It could be done with an adapter, but I would expect no focusing ability. Not worth it, IMO. Get a good FSU lens for now, I'd say.

EDIT: I just realized you are talking about the L. No focus to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-08-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By Anupam
Man, that is a funny shot!

Man, that is a funny shot!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Anupam
I would expect practically any flash would work....

I would expect practically any flash would work. I'd want something with the most adjustable manual power levels.

-A
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By Anupam
Ah, I missed the Darwin angle :D. That sorts it...

Ah, I missed the Darwin angle :D. That sorts it out, then.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By Anupam
Why would anyone in their right senses bid this...

Why would anyone in their right senses bid this up to over $2000. Even if they fell for the scam - it says BIN $1000 right there. It's like people want to give a scammer more money than he's asking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Anupam
I don't think that is an issue at all - I adapted...

I don't think that is an issue at all - I adapted to a D70 within a few minutes when I used it. If I could have only one camera to do all my photography it would have to be an SLR because of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Anupam
Isn't the Canon 5d worth much more right now than...

Isn't the Canon 5d worth much more right now than an M4? If so, it might not be a fair exchange for you. Also, they are apples and oranges. IMO, you need both. I'd keep the 5D and get a Bessa if I...
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