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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
As usual rff folks are very helpfull, thank you...

As usual rff folks are very helpfull, thank you for prompt replies.
My intended use for this camera is street, portraits, travel photography. For daily use I would get fujifilm 23mm and/or 35mm f2. ...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Was it x100 (not x100t) that you replaced X-T1...

Was it x100 (not x100t) that you replaced X-T1 with? Then I understand love/hate relationship, x100 is considered slow. My understanding is that newer x100t should be head and shoulders above old...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Revitalizing interest in photography with fujifilm gear

Hello forum, long time no see.
I believe I last posted here somewhere in 2012 or around.
At that time my interest in photography if not vanished but degraded significantly, partly due to new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 26,629
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
EK's film division is announced for sale, so this...

EK's film division is announced for sale, so this scenario is quite possible.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,777
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
that sucks, seriously. I am a software engineer...

that sucks, seriously.
I am a software engineer "in the know", that's why every time I use paypal or any other means of money related transaction over internet, I never know if it is going to be ok...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I own both. Combination is a little bit nose...

I own both. Combination is a little bit nose heavy but you need to be Olympus OM (or leica) user to note that :)
50 f2 macro is sharp but even more important it combines sharpness and really good...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 8,656
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, camera never mattered that much. Portraits...

well, camera never mattered that much.
Portraits benefit much more from correct light setup and post-processing than from camera/lens combination.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2012
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
decease and disease... one letter and the world...

decease and disease... one letter and the world of difference :)
Zuikoholism is recoverable (in some cases) and not terminal condition :) definitely not a decease.
Chronic zuikoholism is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2012
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
After all those years taking pictures with OMs, I...

After all those years taking pictures with OMs, I finally got to take picture of OM :)
I believe every zuikoholic in some point of decease reaches for his OM gear, places it on the black (important!)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,102
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
seller runs pretty impressive photography blog...

seller runs pretty impressive photography blog
http://laurencekim.com
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,102
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
why? let me think... 80MP digital back, best...

why? let me think... 80MP digital back, best lenses in medium format world, all attached to very portable system.
Interesting who got that lovely 7II modified for V back.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,102
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Mamiya 6 modified to take Hasselblad V digital back

See what I stumbled upon
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Modified-Mamiya-6-camera-Hasselblad-V-mount-digital-back-50mm-75mm-lens-/260950786572?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item3cc1e1020c
I've seen professional...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
cameras like Olympus OM-D and Fuji X-Pro are...

cameras like Olympus OM-D and Fuji X-Pro are really sign that digital technology matured. This is what happens when sensors/electronics become commodity - you can not differentiate from competition...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Well, this is exactly why OM series shutter speed...

Well, this is exactly why OM series shutter speed dial was placed around lens mount, creating design than some hate but other love. I read somewhere that this was real challenge for Maitani - in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
we live in interesting time. How soon will Nikon...

we live in interesting time. How soon will Nikon follow with Nikon F-D?
Btw, am I the only one who is missing dedicated retro shutter speed dial on OM-D, and aperture rings on MTF lenses?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 32,166
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I put together a small Bronica E kit from...

I put together a small Bronica E kit from different e&y sellers - ETRSI body, a few backs, grip, AEII finder, extension ring. Everything arrived and was just as described, just clicked in and worked...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, OM cameras were built around simple but...

well, OM cameras were built around simple but powerful concepts
- smaller than competition
- better viewfinder than competition
- ergonomics - one hand operating shutter speed, focus and aperture
-...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-16-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Olympus OM-1D?

Intrigued. I was in the market for compact digital camera with interchangeable lenses that could adopt my OM lens collection, and didn't find the one that would satisfy me.
I was looking for at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I feel your pain. Barcelona, Prague and Paris are...

I feel your pain. Barcelona, Prague and Paris are beautiful cities, each in their own way. They deserve the best photo gear to make most of your trip but fixing Leica won't be quick (though no direct...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hmmm... so many OM4ti on fleabay lately - never...

hmmm... so many OM4ti on fleabay lately - never seen so many before. Good time to get one. Too bad I prefer OM1 :)
I need to blow dust off my OMs and go out for shooting - I almost forgot how good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
known auction site? they pop up there every so...

known auction site? they pop up there every so often, commanding $20-40 price tag. Much easier to find Bronica speed grip which makes your bronica larger (like oversized 35mm slr), but is very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,072
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
one can always dream :) but seriously - major...

one can always dream :)
but seriously - major camera manufacturers produced niche manual focus professional cameras for decades - Nikon F3 end of production was in 2001, and Olympus OM4ti ended...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2010
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Keith, thanks and nice chick there :) or shall I...

Keith, thanks and nice chick there :) or shall I say rooster?
dacookieman, I never had any of f1.2 zuikos, but in your pics 55mm f1.2 renders like 50mm f2 macro (which I own and love), so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2010
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
A few pictures to keep this thread...

A few pictures to keep this thread...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-15-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,351
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Dear Roger - For me metering for shadows...

Dear Roger -

For me metering for shadows doesn't work quite well in C41 and hybrid film/digital workflow. When I use color stuff (or C41 b&w for that matter), meter for shadows and use IRE1 reading...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
actually there is one issue - meter underexposes...

actually there is one issue - meter underexposes 1 stop (maybe even 1.5). Not a big issue - remedy is to set 200iso when I use 400iso film, but I wonder if it's plain malfunction, or was done on...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
What Steve said. If you do it other way, you...

What Steve said.
If you do it other way, you will probably end up with small thumbnail in your post - one additional click required to open your image reduces amount of potential viewers a few...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-07-2010
Replies: 303
Views: 125,412
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I am split between kiev and olympus 35sp. I have...

I am split between kiev and olympus 35sp. I have Yashica Electro as well but it's sitting without use for a long time - it's very good optically but bulky and ugly.
I actually love pictures from...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-01-2010
Replies: 308
Views: 32,478
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, you can not have enough 50s Minolta AF 50mm...

well, you can not have enough 50s
Minolta AF 50mm f1.7
OM 50mm f1.8
OM 50mm f3.5 macro
OM 50mm f2 macro
kiev J8 50mm f2
and finally, shall I mention bronica 75mm normal lens here?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
sleepyhead, this winter I was twice to KÝbenhavn,...

sleepyhead, this winter I was twice to KÝbenhavn, lovely city even in the winter.
Many places to hang out after work, I especially liked Tango Y Vinos ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
minolta screens were always state-of-the-art -...

minolta screens were always state-of-the-art - Hasselblad accute-mate screens I believe were produced by minolta, and independent bright-screen makers never produced their screens for minolta cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
JSU, thanks! Btw, your number of posts is......

JSU, thanks! Btw, your number of posts is... amazing ;)
Is metering error linear and consistent for different focal lengths/iso settings?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
It's not worth to hassle with gear with problems...

It's not worth to hassle with gear with problems - life is short, and MF film/development is expensive. ETRSI bodies are very cheap nowadays, less than 10 rolls of MF film developed/scanned in my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Anybody using 2-13 screen in their OMs?

I use 2-13 screen in OM4ti, and it's owesome. I would love to have one in my OM1 as well - does anybody here use 2-13 screen in OM1? Can it be fitted, phisycally, and how it would affect metering?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,282
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Lovely - OMs are incredible bargain these days,...

Lovely - OMs are incredible bargain these days, 90% of leica quality for 10% of price, and just feels right in the hand. Enjoy your new kit!
As far as I remember it's 10th OM piece you got since 1st...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
from the 1st roll from the camera no issues so...

from the 1st roll from the camera
no issues so far....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-05-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
It's already coupled with 50mm f1.4 and loaded...

It's already coupled with 50mm f1.4 and loaded with C41 b&w film :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-05-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Well, I received parcel yesterday. Inside rested...

Well, I received parcel yesterday. Inside rested comfortably OM1n in black, wrapped in bubble bag. Beautiful camera is aging gracefully and still looks good, some brassing on corners even adds to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Hmm, I'd qualify my OM4ti film advance a little...

Hmm, I'd qualify my OM4ti film advance a little bit rough compared to my OM1, and OM1 never was CLAd. No complaints to OM1 in this department - can't wait to see how my new black OM1 stacks up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
yes I was sure quite a few of rff fellows bidding...

yes I was sure quite a few of rff fellows bidding this one :>
since auction end-time was my good night sleep time, I bid for max amount I'd like to pay for bargain black OM, and in the morning was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,431
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OM1 CLA'd by John Hermanson?

Won this black Om1 (120583304424) on evilbay, claimed to be CLA'd by John Hermanson.
I know John is the number one when it comes to classic olys, so my expectations are set high :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,254
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/technolo...

http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/technology/d-archives/history-fm3a/index.htm
Good read.

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"It is the genuine MF SLR camera which allows the users...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,254
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I don't understand how Nikon could make money on...

I don't understand how Nikon could make money on FMxx. Past year 1985 AF slrs outsold FMxx 1000:1, not to mention p&s cameras. To me looks like they lost money on every FMxx sold - but still produced...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,254
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Well, some camera companies (Olympus, Nikon and...

Well, some camera companies (Olympus, Nikon and Minolta come into mind) produced manual focus cameras, all through AF era, and even some more into digital age. There always was some need for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,254
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
yes, digital OM please! modular system - Digital...

yes, digital OM please!
modular system
- Digital OM with classic controls (and form-factor) of OM1-4, as a capturing device;
- all digital controls including LCD are on separate module (wifi...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,315
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
How about Olympus OM 50mm f2 macro?

How about Olympus OM 50mm f2 macro?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I use tamron 300mmf2.8 adaptall on OM bodies,...

I use tamron 300mmf2.8 adaptall on OM bodies, with x1.4 it goes to 420mmf4. Was pretty cheap (~300$) for user grade sample (glass is clear, mechanically is good). Can be very good if you are able to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 14,516
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I have kiev4. Body itself is prone to light...

I have kiev4. Body itself is prone to light leaks, lenses flare easily, viewfinder is small and dark, ergonomics are nightmare. Due to all said I didn't take it off the shelve for some year or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2010
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
This thread calls to post some photos from my OMs...

This thread calls to post some photos from my OMs - keep posting yours...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
yeah, world is small village :)

yeah, world is small village :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
John, thanks, as usual complete and precise...

John, thanks, as usual complete and precise instructions - that's how I unjammed my OM1.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Jacob Holdt "Faith, hope and love" (Was:My OM1 jammed!)

I've been today through Danish Zealand, from Roskild to Elsinore (always sounds to me like places from Tolkien's world). Old beater OM1 is still going strong.
A few films later, my last stop was in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Jacob Holdt "Faith, hope and love" (Was:My OM1 jammed!)

I've been today through Danish Zealand, from Roskild to Elsinore (always sounds to me like places from Tolkien's world). Old beater OM1 is still going strong.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
thanks for good advices! and what kuzano said -...

thanks for good advices!
and what kuzano said - never, ever use self timer on vintage cameras - so true that we definitely should get it sticky somewhere on rff!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
self-timer gets activated but looks like just...

self-timer gets activated but looks like just stops a moment before shutter would be triggered. I tried it many times, to no avail... I have OM4ti sitting on the shelf home in Israel, which doesn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
thanks, John Hermanson is long term solution,...

thanks, John Hermanson is long term solution, turnaround time is no less than 8 weeks...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
My OM1 jammed!

my trusty OM1 jammed! I bought it well used (if not beaten to death), prior history is unknown, and it served me 8 years promptly. Probably I pushed it too far - should have CLAed it long ago.
Irony...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 6,163
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
wow, it's getting hot here. Rarely see 2...

wow, it's getting hot here. Rarely see 2 respectable rff members fighting over... hmmm... personal preferences? Personal opinions?
There is enough cameras in this world, for everyone.
I personally...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 5,388
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
some bicycles, assorted

some bicycles, assorted
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 38,153
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Portra - just a few days ago ordered some dozen...

Portra - just a few days ago ordered some dozen rolls of 160VC, both 120 and 135.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 8,382
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
we would like to, but you know neither Luigi nor...

we would like to, but you know neither Luigi nor Mr Zhou produce cases for OMs
;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 9,787
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
interesting how opinions differ. I own 35mm...

interesting how opinions differ.
I own 35mm f2.8, and find it as sharp as OM 50mm f1.8 - very sharp, in short.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Looks like there is no benefit to order online,...

Looks like there is no benefit to order online, after postage to Israel price becomes just like in local shop here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Where do you order your film?

I am out of C41 film stock, so I am in the market for some 120/135 films. Can you advise me online shops (or ebay sellers) that ship worldwide and accept PayPal?
I will need some Ilford XP2super,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 22,953
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
50mm f2 macro. Just love this lens - would be...

50mm f2 macro.
Just love this lens - would be even more so if it be easier to focus on normal distances, I rarely use it as a macro lens anyway...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 8,148
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Bronica ETRSI is as hand-holdable as 35mm SLR, I...

Bronica ETRSI is as hand-holdable as 35mm SLR, I just use min 1/125 shutter speed with normal lens, down to 1/15 when on monopod.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I added poll to this thread - is it light leak,...

I added poll to this thread - is it light leak, at all?
I will try to be "devil's advocate" here:
first picture - taken in shadows under trees, so those light streaks on the floor could be light...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,289
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Actually how I understand it, I would like to...

Actually how I understand it, I would like to capture on the media maximum details across scene brightness range, so I can creatively post-process it to whatever is my vision. If capturing all the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,289
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
What Roger says (it's hard to argue with "Perfect...

What Roger says (it's hard to argue with "Perfect Exposure" author). Camera that I use most (Oly OM4ti) allows one-click compensation for highlights or shadows, as well as brightness range...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2009
Replies: 3,734
Views: 708,617
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
guys, you are driving auction prices up on epray...

guys, you are driving auction prices up on epray :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
ETRSI back light leak

Well, the standard story - just bought Bronica ETRSI 120 back from ebay, mint-. Indeed looks and functions as new, but 2 frames on the first roll exhibit what I would call light leak, what is your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-13-2009
Replies: 85
Views: 6,533
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Not user error or gear misbehavior. I was on...

Not user error or gear misbehavior. I was on vacation in Eilat (Israel), had all the photo opportunities of Arava desert, Dead Sea and surroundings, had OM1 w/35mm lens loaded with Ilford b&w film,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-11-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
If you are supposed to be the only photographer...

If you are supposed to be the only photographer there - don't do it. You are not prepared for it, and chances you will not be up to the job. Remember wedding is pretty stressing event for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I got used to Manfrotto snap releases as well. I...

I got used to Manfrotto snap releases as well. I really like their style of quick release plates, too - I will need to get used to Arca-Swiss style, I think. Manfrottos are pleasure to use,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
After some research I see 2 options - real thing...

After some research I see 2 options -
real thing - get some used Gitzo G-1127 and add A-S ball head - in my part of universe both are pricey new and scarce used; no idea how much it would run...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2009
Replies: 167
Views: 21,266
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
don't disregard al'good 135mm f2.8 for portraits,...

don't disregard al'good 135mm f2.8 for portraits, it's great - plenty sharp, great colors, good bokeh. The only issue I have with mine - it's too long for me (I prefer to stay within 50mm). It costs...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Velbon El Carmagne 630 - nice, but looks like...

Velbon El Carmagne 630 - nice, but looks like head that goes with it must be replaced, out of the box.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
elshaneo, I'd say Slik 713 CF better is better...

elshaneo,
I'd say Slik 713 CF better is better fit for requirements. Somehow I have no regard for Slik brand, though no idea why actually.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Peter, Today's society doesn't favor products...

Peter,
Today's society doesn't favor products that will last our lifetime (and that cost small fortune); it prescribes us to consume something we would like to use and replace within 2 years, just to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Roger, Loosing 1.5kg of own weight instead of...

Roger,
Loosing 1.5kg of own weight instead of investing some $$ into lighter tripod is very good advise :) too bad no followers here @RFF (if at all among photogs)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
So choice is pretty down to Gitzo versus Giottos,...

So choice is pretty down to Gitzo versus Giottos, Benro and Feisol, cheapest being ~300$. I need to decide whether 1.5kg weight difference (upgrading from old trusty manfrotto 055) is worth it.
I've...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Good budget carbon fiber tripod

I want to purchase my first carbon fiber tripod. It must be able to hold 300mm f2.8 and medium format rig steady (up to 4kg of load), and be comfortable enough to hold smallish camera like OM4ti or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2009
Replies: 196
Views: 27,474
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Y.B., I like your last shot very much!

Y.B., I like your last shot very much!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2009
Replies: 196
Views: 27,474
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OM1, oly 35sp

OM1, oly 35sp
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-16-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,663
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Congratulations! Post some nice MF images in...

Congratulations! Post some nice MF images in Keith's thread.
I am tempted to get RF645 for portability alone (have ETRSI/75mm/40mm, nice cam&great optics). I've seen more than once 65mm Zenzanon-RF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2009
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,855
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Keith - photo you open with this thread is amazing

Keith - photo you open with this thread is amazing
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2009
Replies: 2,999
Views: 729,855
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Here a few I shot for 1 camera/1 lens contest,...

Here a few I shot for 1 camera/1 lens contest, and never submitted - was quite busy at work. I need to use that Bronica ETRSI more - very pleasing experience.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2009
Replies: 167
Views: 21,266
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
some photos from Jerusalem and Akko

some photos from Jerusalem and Akko
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-27-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 16,822
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
That FM3A... I have one in local classifieds for...

That FM3A... I have one in local classifieds for the half of what they usually go for on ebay. Makes me... errr... think. I am used to be OM person, and OM4ti with zuiko glass satisfy me needs and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,689
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Keith, You encourage me :) I have 50mm f2 macro,...

Keith,
You encourage me :) I have 50mm f2 macro, 18mm and 16mm OM lenses that would benefit from CLA/restoration work. My OM1 would love cleaning/prism replacement, as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I really like 50mm f2 macro. Great bokeh and good...

I really like 50mm f2 macro. Great bokeh and good sharpness. The only issue, as with all macro lenses in general photography, is difficulty to focus it on non-macro distances.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-18-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,933
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
same problem here. I got used to copy my posts...

same problem here. I got used to copy my posts from "reply to thread" window just before posting, because there are chances when I hit "Submit reply", I get "not logged in" message and then my post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 10,712
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
shot with OM some time, if you like handling,...

shot with OM some time, if you like handling, keep it. All other factors are overrated.
Forum: 14 Day One Lens Challenge 04-05-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 17,706
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, I finished one roll with Bronica. A few...

well, I finished one roll with Bronica. A few portraits, that's it. Today I depart for holidays to Germany (with short stay in London in between), Bronica is too much gear to lag around, so I take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, this lens is made of solid metal, tank of a...

Will, this lens is made of solid metal, tank of a lens - that must have been quite an impact :) many current lenses would fall apart after this
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, I still have minolta 800si plus some really...

Will, I still have minolta 800si plus some really good glass - 50mm f1.7, tamron 90mm macro 1:1, 28-135mm f4. I recommend them all. It's just I don't use minolta kit anymore - spoiled by OM handling,...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-20-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,323
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
very interesting! what about making this info...

very interesting! what about making this info user editable - photodo style? many RFF-ers have spot meters and many more cameras :) I have pentax spot meter and it would be interesting to see how...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 7,018
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
physical violence :eek: what thread it was?

physical violence :eek: what thread it was?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2009
Replies: 53
Poll: a quick poll
Views: 4,794
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I rate XP2 @320 when using camera with auto...

I rate XP2 @320 when using camera with auto exposure, just to be on the safe side. Though I exposed XP2 a few times @800ei and had quite usable results (shadows did suffer a bit). In manual exposure...
Forum: 14 Day One Lens Challenge 03-17-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 17,706
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
pixtu, stylish "transformer" ;) quite...

pixtu, stylish "transformer" ;) quite impressive
Forum: 14 Day One Lens Challenge 03-17-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 17,706
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Is medium format gear allowed? I'd finally try to...

Is medium format gear allowed? I'd finally try to use Bronica ETRSI purchased a few months back. The only experience so far with the beast was misloading of 135W panorama back resulted in 24 blank...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-15-2009
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,188
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
seller:boobo (Zhou) Good communication, prompt...

seller:boobo (Zhou)
Good communication, prompt shipment immediately after payment, smooth transaction
Forum: Photo Software 03-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,756
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, this requires some explanation. Soft proof...

well, this requires some explanation. Soft proof is about being able to see on monitor what you get in print time. This requires
a) printer to be calibrated
b) monitor to be calibrated
c) proper...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 5,219
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Durst 606 - any good?

Hi -

As part of my "analog plan" (shoot b&w-shoot medium format-develop and print myself) I want to set up wet darkroom. I have to confess I am totally new to this wet printing thing, have never...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 5,285
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
That's where "Attacked!" thread had gone! Well, I...

That's where "Attacked!" thread had gone!
Well, I can always watch some Monty Python episode for substitute.
Maybe after all RFF owners did recognize member of Magnum in that photo, though to me it...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Btw, nobody mentioned minilabs - are they lost...

Btw, nobody mentioned minilabs - are they lost case and will neither scan nor print from 35mm pano negs? How do you print your panorama images - wet prints from negs? home ink jet prints from scans?...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Sounds good to me, in addition to 35mm pano I'd...

Sounds good to me, in addition to 35mm pano I'd like to scan 6x4,5 and 35mm as well, and flatbed scanner sounds the only economical option. Though my concern is that flatbed scanners were not that...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-16-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Workflow for pano (24x54mm)

I got 135W back for Bronica ETRSi, now I am wandering how to get 24x54mm negatives printed/scanned. I guess XPan negatives are of similar dimensions (24x65mm?), and XPan workflow would fit. Any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Ruben, that was exactly my experience but in...

Ruben, that was exactly my experience but in Raanana - I entered the lab (one of a few in the city) and asked same questions on C41 120 film processing, got same answers as you did!
Not sure about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,364
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, any major producer's 50mm @f8-f11 will be...

Will, any major producer's 50mm @f8-f11 will be sharp :) it's kind of hard to produce bad 50mm lens
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Received my Bronica set :) excellent as...

Received my Bronica set :) excellent as advertised. I am surprised by quality build and finish - quite comparable to Nikon Fs and OMs(1-4). Standard plain matte focusing screen is a little bit dim (I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Today I ordered from Adorama Bronica ETRSI with...

Today I ordered from Adorama Bronica ETRSI with 75mm PE lens, non-metered prism and 120 back, "Excellent" condition, so I eagerly wait for camera to arrive. I know it's abandoned system, but so are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
many thanks to all you contributing to answer my...

many thanks to all you contributing to answer my question, this is why I just love asking here at RFF - friendly and prompt response every time :)
Of all answers the one of sonofdanang made me stop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
It's almost 3x negative size from 35mm, that's...

It's almost 3x negative size from 35mm, that's quite enough MF for me.
I want camera with interchangeable backs (digital back some day...at least I can dream, can't I) so I rule out TLRs and other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I hesitate to go this route due to reliability...

I hesitate to go this route due to reliability issues. Right now I have an option to get kiev-6c "new old stock" setup for less than 150$, but I want something that works out of the box without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,246
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
MF for beginner

I know there are many experienced MF users on RFF that's why I ask it here. With MF gear prices lowest I ever seen, and 120 film development still available, I decided I just need to try one....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 5,228
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
The only digital camera in our family belongs to...

The only digital camera in our family belongs to my daughter - Pentax Option something p&s. It developed some fault - screen image is rotated 180 degree - after 1year of _tough_ usage by 6 years old....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,094
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Can not agree more. Late Minolta AF cameras...

Can not agree more. Late Minolta AF cameras (800si, 7, 9) have had very bright screens, Minolta screens are known to be equal or better than Beattie ones. Minolta AF feels some 2 stops brighter than...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Amsterdam is a nice city but beware of thieves. I...

Amsterdam is a nice city but beware of thieves. I was careless once, it cost me new flight tickets and additional unexpected 4-day stay (and from that time on my family uses Hague-issued foreign...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-28-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,504
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Loren, I like your definition for greatness.

Loren, I like your definition for greatness.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,504
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
for me street photography is difficult. It's...

for me street photography is difficult. It's about overcoming personal shyness to intervene in other people's personal space. For me it's internal conflict. Last Saturday I wandered around Jerusalem...
Forum: RFF News 07-28-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,787
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Happy Birthday! Like every child RFF has grown up...

Happy Birthday! Like every child RFF has grown up and now on its own. It attracts good people I must say.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 6,057
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Have OM1n/OM4ti and primes from 16mm fisheye...

Have OM1n/OM4ti and primes from 16mm fisheye zuiko to 300mm f2.8 tamron. Addictive system. OM4ti with 50mm f2 or f1.4 lens used 90% of time, with 28mm/35mm/135mm and T32 flash in the bug and sued...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, congratulation on your new toy :) Now you...

Will, congratulation on your new toy :) Now you are confirmed zuikoholic :)
I love my 18mm, what I like about it is lack of barrel distortion (hate it in wide shots) but on recent trip to Germany...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 823
Views: 161,140
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Since I love handling of OM cameras I'd like to...

Since I love handling of OM cameras I'd like to see Bessa Rx rangefinder camera with shutter speed ring around lens mount (a-la OMs) plus I'd love to see wide/fast VC primes - 21mm f4, 28mm f1.9,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,136
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I have 50mm f1.8 silver nose, 50mm f1.4 (MC, >1M...

I have 50mm f1.8 silver nose, 50mm f1.4 (MC, >1M serial#), 50mm f3.5 macro and 50mm f2 macro. Each of them is better lens than I am a photographer :) Sharpest is f3.5 macro I believe. f1.8 still...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-12-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,417
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, long time indeed. It was Drupa time - I am...

Will, long time indeed. It was Drupa time - I am still n Germany, took a few days off after once-a-four-years event in printing industry. I hope I have more time for photography post-Drupa.
I still...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,417
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, while Olympus RFs are on sale I see you...

Will, while Olympus RFs are on sale I see you keep your OMs, don't you?
Forum: RFF Polls 05-04-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 8,507
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
started from zoom lens, subsequently added 15...

started from zoom lens, subsequently added 15 lenses for different camera systems all of them are primes. Will I use zoom? Occasionally, when situation demands. What stops me from using it more it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
KatzEye screen - sure they are good but are they...

KatzEye screen - sure they are good but are they 5x times better (price difference) than noname VirtualVillage screen? Same about OM-4/3 adapter. Has anybody here fitted split screen in Exxx body?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
On the way to the dark side - e300 with OM lenses

Today I bumped into some ad on local site - somebody sell oly e300 for $100usd - just body, no lens (wow is it real? hundred bucks for dslr, how time flyes). I thought it could make great entry...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
On the way to the dark side - e300 with OM lenses

Today I bumped into some ad on local site - somebody sell oly e300 for $100usd - just body, no lens (wow is it real? hundred bucks for dslr, how time flyes). I thought it could make great entry...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
be carefull - there is a chance that "a totally...

be carefull - there is a chance that "a totally unnecesary OM-1n" will render some of your cameras obsolete, OMs are addictive.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 3,243
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
widest I use is 18mm OM lens, absolutly love it....

widest I use is 18mm OM lens, absolutly love it. When I travel I think it's 70% time on my camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2008
Replies: 2,666
Views: 787,389
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
28-135mm f4-4.5 - have one on 800si for 5 years,...

28-135mm f4-4.5 - have one on 800si for 5 years, actually it was my first camera/lens combination. Funny thing about this zoom - since it was my first and only lens for quite a while - I naturally...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-02-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 2,493
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Ruben, I am with you on this one. My perception...

Ruben, I am with you on this one. My perception of Kiev is as a high end camera in FSU kingdom. Kievs always were kind of elite cameras in USSR, partially due to Contax heritage, but partially due to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 7,030
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OM 50mm f1.8 - I have earlier one silver nose,...

OM 50mm f1.8 - I have earlier one silver nose, very sharp.
OM 50mm f1.4 - I have the later one, post-1xxx, and still f1.8 is sharper.
50mm f1.4 samples
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,657
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
You are right, for sure. I don't want to drag 3kg...

You are right, for sure. I don't want to drag 3kg of additional weight when I travel light (I use olympus gear for travel light ), so I have another "flimsy" 'pod that weights 1/4 of Manfrotto and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,657
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Manfrotto 055Pro and 141rc2 head

Are there any users of Manfrotto 055Pro and/or 141rc2 head? I am looking for sturdy tripod (able to hold OM4ti with tamron 300mm f2.8). I know spec - I am looking for personal experience on how...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Jean, why actually J8 with ears of '56 vintage is...

Jean, why actually J8 with ears of '56 vintage is uncommon? What is (hidden) meaning of "red p" - I understand it's kind of T*-coated?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Kiev3 56 vintage

The full story in Haiku (see another rff thread for idea)
Fleamarket kiev
year 56 vintage
I passed by.

metered Kiev3 from local fleamarket, I could have it for $25. On the minus side - meter long...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-20-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 2,291
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Raid, nice cameras :) I use Mamiya C330 square...

Raid, nice cameras :)
I use Mamiya C330 square hood for J8 on my kiev - looks very similar to what you use on your contax :> It vignettes a little, and hides quite a bit of viewfinder when in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-17-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 7,079
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
What Ondrej said :> I have Pentax Digital 1...

What Ondrej said :>
I have Pentax Digital 1 degree spot, as well. Use it occasionally with meterless kiev. My other cameras all have spot meter builtin.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 17,680
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra - Charles...

Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra - Charles Bridge, Prague
OM1, 35mm f2.8
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,829
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
let's see... I 50mm for every camera mount I...

let's see...
I 50mm for every camera mount I have, in om mount I have 4 different 50mm: 50mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4, 50mm f3.5 macro, 50mm f2 macro.
Conclusion? I lack 50mm f1.2...
Yes, I do like 50mm focal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hmmm, OM2sp has bigger finder view than OM4? I...

hmmm, OM2sp has bigger finder view than OM4? I thought my OM4t fitted with 2-13 is perfection itself, can anything be bigger/brighter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 12,724
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Louvre, Paris

Louvre, Paris
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-16-2007
Replies: 609
Views: 58,521
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, due to work overload I am not currently in...

Will, due to work overload I am not currently in :( will reconsider it in 2 month - by now I don't have time for photography ;/ keep us informed on progress!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Wow, mods are quick these days :) thanks for...

Wow, mods are quick these days :) thanks for moving my OT::slr thread
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OT: OM 50mm f2 macro

I managed to find OM 50mm f2 macro, didn't develop yet the first roll. Feels like serious piece of glass - a little oversized on my OM4ti. Anybody has the 1st hand experience with this lens? Image...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-22-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
RFs are complicated beasts. Too many things to go...

RFs are complicated beasts. Too many things to go wrong. RF adjustment, lens-to-flange distance, lens collimation... just a few to mention. I trust in my kiev4/jupiter9 combination. Absolutely. It...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Noel, I see. I take head&shoulders more than...

Noel,
I see. I take head&shoulders more than things on infinity. I'll stick with close focus collimation I think.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,263
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
oh... I thought I am pretty conservative with...

oh... I thought I am pretty conservative with regard to spending on gear - but still, I spent ~$2000 last 5 years. Some of $$ are recoverable though - if I sell OM4ti, 16mm fisheye, 18mm and tamron...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Noel, Thanks for very clear and "doable"...

Noel,
Thanks for very clear and "doable" instructions. Btw, why do you propose collimation with lens on infinity? I thought about min distance - 0.9m.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Noel, I understand what you are proposing :> I...

Noel,
I understand what you are proposing :> I remove grub screw, unscrew lens block from the base turn or two, and fix it with grub screw again. But what margin should I add - any idea? Btw, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I need to learn how to use that beast properly....

I need to learn how to use that beast properly. First thing I understood is that handholding 2.3kg of iron and glass is near to impossible. Second thing is that my tripod is not sturdy enough to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Will, wow! quite a collection :) that OM3 is...

Will, wow! quite a collection :) that OM3 is gorgeous.
Never say never, though. I said "I am done" some month ago - because I had OM4ti/OM1 and optics from 16mm to 135mm, I thought it's enough. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-07-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
thanks, but I still don't understand what...

thanks, but I still don't understand what thikness shims I need to add in order to fix 7cm back focus :( I already checked for collimation my J9. I placed OM 1-13 focusing screen at the film plane,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-06-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Fixing back focus on J8

From your experience - what makes for good shims if you want to fix J8 7-10cm back focus (wide open, min distance)? I opened the lens - there is the one 1mm shim inside, aluminium I think. Should I...
Forum: Off Topic 08-06-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 5,728
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I run windows 2000 on desktop, windows xp sp2 on...

I run windows 2000 on desktop, windows xp sp2 on laptop as host system.
Have handfull of virtual machines: RedHat, LongHorn Server Core, LongHorn full, Windows 2003 server, Open SuSE/mono, Open BSD.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,557
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
beware, many large OM collections started from...

beware, many large OM collections started from this question >
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
heh, that's a problem with conventional darkroom...

heh, that's a problem with conventional darkroom - no second chance to get it right :/ at least not with same roll.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
interesting - I was doing about the same,...

interesting - I was doing about the same, shooting annual gynmastic show of my little doughter, but with OM4ti/18mm/50mm/135mm setup on kodak 400cn. I didn't need to push it too much - actually it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hmm... You underexposed 2 stops, now you need to...

hmm... You underexposed 2 stops, now you need to push it 2 stops in development. It responds well to push, you will get something like this (npz rated 3200 pushed 2 stops):
Forum: Olympus RF 06-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hmmm, looks quite sharp to my eye. I have same x2...

hmmm, looks quite sharp to my eye. I have same x2 vivitar, must try it with 50mm f1.4, 50mm f3.5 macro and 135mm f2.8.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2007
Replies: 450
Views: 63,955
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
cool thread this one is from Jerusalem Old City.

cool thread
this one is from Jerusalem Old City.
Forum: Olympus RF 05-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
well, I spotted it at local shop. New in the box...

well, I spotted it at local shop. New in the box condition, costed me $35 but worth every penny. Guess it doesn't help you much.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
the game OM4ti/zuiko 50mm f1.4 aka "honorable...

the game

OM4ti/zuiko 50mm f1.4 aka "honorable rangefinder"
sorry for non-rangefinder pic, hope it's ok
Forum: Olympus RF 05-29-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Got films back from development. 2-13 screen did...

Got films back from development. 2-13 screen did improve my ability to focus - there were less misfocused pictures than usual, if at all. I used OM 50mm f1.4 for the first time as well - and like it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
what? RF coupled adaptor from OM glass to M...

what? RF coupled adaptor from OM glass to M mount? No kidding?
I have OM glass from 16mm to 135mm but no M body. Makes me think :>
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,657
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hmmm b&w film - for low key pictures: meter for...

hmmm
b&w film - for low key pictures: meter for shadows, -2.5 stops if I want shadows near black with details; for high key pictures: meter for highlights, +2.5 stops if I want highlights really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,657
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I shot a lot of XP2. I like how it looks - pretty...

I shot a lot of XP2. I like how it looks - pretty close to real b&w. kodak 400cn film looks more like desaturated color film. Though sometimes I get muddy blacks with XP2.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Thanks for info. I see Hexar Rf has cult...

Thanks for info. I see Hexar Rf has cult followers. Camera looks kind of strange without advance lever. Will do my homework on RFF search.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
hexar rf - any good? and at what price?

Just wandering - how much mint hexar rf sells for nowadays? Not too many seen lately - RFFers prefer other M-mount cameras for some reason?
Forum: Olympus RF 05-24-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
as far as I understand 2-13 (2-4) screens don't...

as far as I understand 2-13 (2-4) screens don't affect OM3/4 metering abilities (screen modification/meter recalibration is required for OM1/2). Before running to buy one - look carefully what you...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-20-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
After 1 day of using it... How could I live...

After 1 day of using it... How could I live without it? Finder of OM4ti fitted with 2 series screen looks as bright as oly 35sp viewfinder, pictures snap in focus as quick. Overall very rf-like...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
as far as I remember 1 series screens marked with...

as far as I remember 1 series screens marked with 1, 2, ...14 on tab, 2 series have tab a little wider and marked 2xx like 213, but I would not bet.
Forum: Olympus RF 05-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
A few thoughts on focusing manual focus gear

A few thoughts on focusing MF gear - both slrs and rfs. I fitted 2-13 screen (kind of Beatie screen in OM world) into my OM4ti which had common 1-13 before. When I fisrt looked through the finder - I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 3,332
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
oh I feel your pain Frank :) F3 for 100$ is a sin...

oh I feel your pain Frank :) F3 for 100$ is a sin that everyone would be glad to commit. Nearly at the same time I was "the second one" to buy 3(!) pen f bodies (FV among them) with normals,...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Thanks for answers, looks like I will use...

Thanks for answers, looks like I will use jupiters on kiev and zuikos on OMs.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
errr... Here is...

errr... Here is it.
http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/olympus_om_adapter_with_lens.htm
Forum: Olympus RF 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OT: Jupiters on OM - possible or not?

I like OM bodies, and I like Jupiter zonnar clones for charakter. Is it possible to find J8/J9 in OM mount? What I came accross is M42 jupiters and M42 to OM body adapter (Jolos?). Did anybody tryed...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Smart sharp is too smart for me. Used to use USM...

Smart sharp is too smart for me. Used to use USM [150%@0.3/3], or [150%@0.6/6] for more pronounced effect.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I use OM 16mm fisheye - still need to understand...

I use OM 16mm fisheye - still need to understand how to use it in creative way. Even on slr the one must be very carefull composing with fisheye. Why bother with putting fisheye on rf?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
One lens to rule them all, One lens to find them,...

One lens to rule them all, One lens to find them, One lens to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. Noctilux? :O just kidding
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2007
Replies: 518
Views: 93,387
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
great thread :) at least here at RFF I can say I...

great thread :) at least here at RFF I can say I am a "father with a camera", and be very proud of this fact:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2007
Replies: 518
Views: 93,387
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Cowgirl - Julia, 5 years old now. Was 4 when I...

Cowgirl - Julia, 5 years old now. Was 4 when I took these pictures.
Forum: Off Topic 04-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
yes, so it goes. btw, do you know where I can...

yes, so it goes.
btw, do you know where I can find work of Jill Krementz on the web?
Forum: Off Topic 04-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Kurt Vonnegut as one of the last heroes of 60s....

Kurt Vonnegut as one of the last heroes of 60s. Though I am from another generation his work has a sweet spot in my heart, too. Maybe it's due to the Afganistan-Vietnam connection - what America felt...
Forum: Off Topic 04-11-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
OT - Kurt Vonnegut, RIP.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/books/11cnd-vonnegut.html?ex=1333944000&en=fa0903aa5313fc8b&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
yes I understand what you mean :) it's mystical...

yes I understand what you mean :) it's mystical relationship of photog with his preferred camera (everyone has at least one) - without any visible connection to features, logic or whatever, it just...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
I use kiev for affordable sonnar optics, and oly...

I use kiev for affordable sonnar optics, and oly 35sp for bright viewfinder, spot metering and overall easy of use. Have electro 35 as well but it lost its case to oly 35sp.
wintoid: cameras are...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Thanks all for your great entries :) I liked them...

Thanks all for your great entries :) I liked them all but winner can be just one. And I chose Gabriel M.A (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/412652273_c159265b63_o.jpg)this month. I liked a lot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,971
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Melanie, that's really awfull, sorry to hear...

Melanie, that's really awfull, sorry to hear about it.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-01-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,642
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
no digicams. slrs: oly OM4ti, oly OM1, minolta...

no digicams.
slrs: oly OM4ti, oly OM1, minolta 800si.
rfs: kiev 4, electro 35, oly 35sp
p&s: oly mju2 (aka epic?)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,971
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
That's why I called it "my very subjective...

That's why I called it "my very subjective feeling", not even comparison.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,971
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Got back roll shot almost exclusively with OM...

Got back roll shot almost exclusively with OM 18mm - I like it. Almost no distortion, very usefull.
Interesting how this 30 years old lens compares to M-mount wides.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Trius, Happy Birthday :>

Trius, Happy Birthday :>
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,971
Posted By Igor.Burshteyn
Jeremy, my very subjective feeling is that OM...

Jeremy, my very subjective feeling is that OM 50mm is better than 35SP on close distances at f1.8-f5.8, while 35SP is better on infinity at f8-f16.
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