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Forum: Chris Crawford 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By ebolton
Congrats! I use Vuescan with my film scanner and...

Congrats! I use Vuescan with my film scanner and with my document scanner. It's great software. I didn't know there was a Vuescan newsletter.


-Ed
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,880
Posted By ebolton
Oh yeah, for sure. I'd love to do that same trip...

Oh yeah, for sure. I'd love to do that same trip with 3X more time (at a minimum). It was life-changing. If I can ever make it happen time- and money-wise, I'll give you some notice and try to hook...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,880
Posted By ebolton
We were on a schedule and were already behind...

We were on a schedule and were already behind when I saw exit signs for Fort Wayne. I didn't even consider stopping, but I did think to myself, "I know of somebody in Fort Wayne."

I was so exhausted...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,880
Posted By ebolton
When I drove across the country with my son 2...

When I drove across the country with my son 2 years ago, I was really surprised (and heartened) by how many of those gigantic farms on the plains had wind turbines sprinkled in with the crops. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,662
Posted By ebolton
I haven't been affected by any of the outages,...

I haven't been affected by any of the outages, but the basic design of this iteration of Flickr irritates me. When I pick a photo to examine, I have to click it again to get the full description (or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 911
Posted By ebolton
I use a combination of all those methods: the...

I use a combination of all those methods: the string, panning around, and diopter adjustment in the cameras I have that feature it.


I use the string all the time, even when I'm not shooting. The...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-07-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 4,055
Posted By ebolton
I've got a new Pen F and have been starting to...

I've got a new Pen F and have been starting to acclimatize to it. Picture quality is great, and the physical controls on the camera are great. The EVF is the best I've ever used. The colors are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,182
Posted By ebolton
I've been experimenting with an Oly Pen-F. It's...

I've been experimenting with an Oly Pen-F. It's similar to my Canon G11, with an EVF instead of a teeny OVF, an interchangeable lens, and a crapload more megapixels. At this point, I kind of prefer...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By ebolton
Why downloading through the cable messes up files...

Why downloading through the cable messes up files on the card is an enduring Canon mystery, for me. I would think the camera reads the card, sends the info down the wire, and the data on the card...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By ebolton
Are you using a cable to the camera, or using a...

Are you using a cable to the camera, or using a card reader? I've had trouble with my 60D corrupting files when trying to download through a cable from the camera. I switched to using a card reader,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2018
Replies: 239
Views: 30,239
Posted By ebolton
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/27709784111_63...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/27709784111_631f483ab5.jpg

He's a professional artist, working on developing video game assets. He's a better photographer than I am, though he doesn't put out...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,789
Posted By ebolton
My A-11 is also pictured in this thread, and is...

My A-11 is also pictured in this thread, and is also a Waltham. My dad was an antique clock collector/repairer, and often got watches in lots of clocks he bought. He apparently got it in one of those...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,789
Posted By ebolton
True that. I wore a G-Shock exclusively for...

True that. I wore a G-Shock exclusively for years. It hit the road when I crashed bikes and suffered all kinds of other abuses, and just got dinged up a little in the process. I still have it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,789
Posted By ebolton
I also have a Casio Tough Solar. Mine doesn't...

I also have a Casio Tough Solar. Mine doesn't have the orange highligts- all the printing is white. I wear it often, but I do wish it had a sweep second hand. I'd like to have the little display set...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,789
Posted By ebolton
I don't have the original band for it, but it's a...

I don't have the original band for it, but it's a WW2 type A-11 pilot's watch. The specification number and contract data is engraved on the back per the specification. I don't ever wear it, because...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By ebolton
Depending on what equipment (tools) you have (and...

Depending on what equipment (tools) you have (and how precise you need to be), you can probably cut it with a diamond cutoff wheel for a Dremel. Similarly, diamond burr could make the hole. Maybe a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-06-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4,591
Posted By ebolton
I've been away quite awhile. Just logged in and...

I've been away quite awhile. Just logged in and saw this. I'm very heartened, I've always admired Chris' work.


-Ed
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,752
Posted By ebolton
I don't reciprocate on the 'followship', or...

I don't reciprocate on the 'followship', or respond to comments they leave on my photos. It's possible they just started up an account to leave an innocent comment on one of my shots, but you never...
Forum: RFF News 03-29-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,984
Posted By ebolton
There is a free version of Forum Runner for...

There is a free version of Forum Runner for Android, which I use. I only read on mobile, though, I wouldn't try to post with my cell phone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,098
Posted By ebolton
It's very hard to read the captions now, which...

It's very hard to read the captions now, which are relocated way in the corner of the screen. I don't like it.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,758
Posted By ebolton
I dislike it, but it does keep most of the...

I dislike it, but it does keep most of the poisonous critters from living here in New England. 4 weeks of freezing cold is enough for that.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,273
Posted By ebolton
Sekonic L-208 most of the time now. I keep it on...

Sekonic L-208 most of the time now. I keep it on the hotshoe generally. It's small and light, feels a little "cheezy", but seems to work well.

When I don't mind carrying the bulk, I use a regular...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By ebolton
Now I feel really old. An ME Super was the first...

Now I feel really old. An ME Super was the first camera I bought for myself, and I bought it brand-new. I spent a long time researching the cameras of the day in my price range from Pentax, Nikon,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-04-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,854
Posted By ebolton
I'm very happy with the heavy moderation that...

I'm very happy with the heavy moderation that exists on the political stuff. I must admit I haven't added images to the gallery in a long time, and don't look at the gallery now. I tune in sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,886
Posted By ebolton
Joe, your post describes my position exactly. I...

Joe, your post describes my position exactly. I will continue to see you there.

ed_bltn
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
This is my opinion as well. And I really like...

This is my opinion as well. And I really like having less white screen to constrict my pupils when I am looking at my contacts photos.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
I have a HP touchpad (the now orphaned HP web OS...

I have a HP touchpad (the now orphaned HP web OS model), and flickr actually works OK on it. That sort of indicates the web coding for it must be pretty good/robust, because a lot of sites don't work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
It does, and from the current day stats you can...

It does, and from the current day stats you can click on any picture and see the stats on that picture. All that is unchanged. But in the old flickr, you used to be able from the single photo view...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
Just tried it. It gives the stats for the whole...

Just tried it. It gives the stats for the whole account. You used to be able to quickly get to the stats for an individual picture (without everything else), and that is what I am missing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
I don't know about the goodness of it from a web...

I don't know about the goodness of it from a web site design point of view, but it is obvious to me as a user and it works, and I think that is what really matters. Elegance in any design should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
If you are looking thru your contacts photos and...

If you are looking thru your contacts photos and you click on one to look at it solo, clicking the flicr logo on the top left will bring you back up to the top of your home page. The back button on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
bosjohn, you can still do that. On your...

bosjohn, you can still do that. On your photostream page, select the edit tab. That brings up an approximation of the former flickr look, and the ability to delete from the thumbnail.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By ebolton
I like it. The big problem with flickr for me has...

I like it. The big problem with flickr for me has always been the blinding white background, which effectively washes out all pictures on the screen. You see so little of it now, it is tolerable....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,901
Posted By ebolton
I'm basically OK with it on my PC at home, on a...

I'm basically OK with it on my PC at home, on a hard-wired FIOS connection. But on my Android phone, the new updated flickr ap is too slow. I have a Motorola Droid M phone, less than 6 months old. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,901
Posted By ebolton
I think the pictures look better, basically...

I think the pictures look better, basically surrounded by other pictures and not the ridiculous bright white flickr background. That said, the layout is somewhat confusing and looks disorganized...
Forum: Photo Software 05-11-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,015
Posted By ebolton
I think this is potentially true ONLY if you are...

I think this is potentially true ONLY if you are using the Adobe proprietary PSD and DNG formats. I never do and never would. Might as well keep my Canon raw files as CR2s since I'd be just as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2013
Replies: 109
Views: 15,993
Posted By ebolton
I don't usually carry a flashlight on my person,...

I don't usually carry a flashlight on my person, though I have a small one in my messenger bag which is usually close by. My Buck Vantage gets a lot of use when an actual knife is called for. The...
Forum: Photo Software 05-11-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,015
Posted By ebolton
I've been on CS5, and after reading thru this...

I've been on CS5, and after reading thru this thread, angry reactions onFB and other places, and a long time looking at the details on Adobe.com, I signed up for the full suite 1 year. It isn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,512
Posted By ebolton
Possibly not strictly photos, but I've liked the...

Possibly not strictly photos, but I've liked the art on the original vinyl versions of Chicago V, VI, and ViII. Especially...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By ebolton
Looking at the full size pictures on flickr, they...

Looking at the full size pictures on flickr, they definitely look a little soft for a Canonet, assuming the focus was on the gas pump. OP might need the rangefinder adjusted. The close up shot is...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-31-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,100
Posted By ebolton
I usually shoot it as I see it, but I have been...

I usually shoot it as I see it, but I have been known to prune an errant branch, bait a squirrel, or encourage a cat to pose, so I picked the middle option.

-Ed
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,203
Posted By ebolton
You are unusually lucky. It won't last. Your...

You are unusually lucky. It won't last. Your Costco will quit processing and lay off the one good tech, and then you'll be bitching with the rest of us.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,110
Posted By ebolton
I have a Canon IX (the SLR) I bought new for...

I have a Canon IX (the SLR) I bought new for short money when they were discontinued, from a shop that was closing and clearing out their inventory. It was a fun camera to shoot in the auto modes,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,203
Posted By ebolton
I'm shooting a few rolls of Tri-X now, and with...

I'm shooting a few rolls of Tri-X now, and with the help of Chris Crawford's tech pages and a few other sources, re-aquiring the skills to soup it myself. This is basically a step toward processing...
Forum: Travel 07-08-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,958
Posted By ebolton
I got a Pentax ME Super and lenses through a few...

I got a Pentax ME Super and lenses through a few canoe trips, including rapids and accidents in rapids, back in the day. It can be done, but you will need to be careful and you may miss a few shots....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-06-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By ebolton
I have three GIII-QL17's. Love them. I'll part...

I have three GIII-QL17's. Love them. I'll part with any or all of them at $2K apiece.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 16,440
Posted By ebolton
My avatar is my initials. At the time I joined...

My avatar is my initials. At the time I joined RFF,I was putting my initials on dozens of drawings and many documents by hand on paper every day at work. At some point, I recreated my paper signature...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-26-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9,332
Posted By ebolton
Hmmm, it should work fine without a battery,...

Hmmm, it should work fine without a battery, except for the meter. Be sure it fires on the manual aperature settings.

-Ed
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 9,505
Posted By ebolton
I use my Canon G11 with the LCD folded closed...

I use my Canon G11 with the LCD folded closed most of the time. For typical shots the AF is reliable, and so is exposure on P mode. The mode dial, exposure comp, and ISO are hard dials. It's pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 5,564
Posted By ebolton
I prefer the color shots. And I like the 'toning'...

I prefer the color shots. And I like the 'toning' you have selected.

Color for me is an important dimension of any scene. I like and appreciate B+W work too, but most of the time color makes the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,686
Posted By ebolton
So sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is to...

So sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is to loose such a well loved pet.

-Ed
Forum: Off Topic 04-08-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 6,824
Posted By ebolton
I carry a Leatherman Wave at work or when...

I carry a Leatherman Wave at work or when tinkering around at home. I use the pliers in it most often, a few times a day usually. It's too big and heavy as a pocket tool for me, so I holster it on a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-28-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,389
Posted By ebolton
I think to an extent, the advent of electronics...

I think to an extent, the advent of electronics has not made cameras or anything else less repairable; it has just increased the geekiness required of the repairer. I work with a guy who repairs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,548
Posted By ebolton
I tend to use flickr as a repository for all my...

I tend to use flickr as a repository for all my photographs. Some are artistic expressions, but many are family and travel snaps, photos for work, and stuff I found interesting or strange at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,548
Posted By ebolton
57, but only about 10 are regularly active. I...

57, but only about 10 are regularly active. I look at most of the photos from my contacts that appear on my opening screen, and I deliberately keep the list small.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By ebolton
For urban walks, I take one RF with one normal or...

For urban walks, I take one RF with one normal or wide-normal lens. Usually it's my Canonet (so the lens is fixed). I also carry a digital camera with a zoom to cover other focal lengths.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 8,267
Posted By ebolton
I didn't think I would like a smartphone till I...

I didn't think I would like a smartphone till I got one (Android, Droid X). Being able to call up a map of the surrounding area instantly no matter where I am has been immensely helpful. Keeping up...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-28-2011
Replies: 184
Views: 58,338
Posted By ebolton
Years ago, my wife worked at a prestigious prep...

Years ago, my wife worked at a prestigious prep school, which had a darkroom with half a dozen high end enlargers. The bulb went out in one of them, and the motor that ran the head up-and-down the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By ebolton
By the way, I agree with the sentiment 100%. I...

By the way, I agree with the sentiment 100%. I don't ride anymore, at least temporarily, but I hate the usual cycling pictures. On the local club century this year, a photographer set up to shoot...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,390
Posted By ebolton
I've got a bunch of these from a triathlon that...

I've got a bunch of these from a triathlon that went by my house last year. Didn't know it was coming, and I don't know any of the riders. I just had fun shooting...
Forum: Off Topic 09-09-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By ebolton
Excellent list, Dave Lackey. Other less...

Excellent list, Dave Lackey. Other less fundamental rights including "the right to bear arms" can be derived.
Forum: Off Topic 08-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By ebolton
Well, after consultation with the Minister of...

Well, after consultation with the Minister of Finance and negotiations with the dealer, I bought it and took delivery today. After 30 years, I once again own a Fiat. This is my 4th "European" car. ...
Forum: Off Topic 07-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By ebolton
I test drove one this afternoon. I had a '78 Fiat...

I test drove one this afternoon. I had a '78 Fiat back in the day that might have been the only reliable Fiat that ever got imported into the USA, if everybody else's stories are true. It's smaller...
Forum: Off Topic 07-24-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,739
Posted By ebolton
I'm feeling a little inadequate here because in...

I'm feeling a little inadequate here because in 37 years of driving, including maybe a dozen traffic stops and a couple of accidents, I've never had a cop ask or show any interest in searching my car!
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,999
Posted By ebolton
I answered "love" because I feel totally wrong if...

I answered "love" because I feel totally wrong if I don't have my watch on. But I don't really "love" them, and in fact I only own one, a Casio G-Shock with a battery that won't seem to die. I'm...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,001
Posted By ebolton
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the gorge at...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the gorge at Watkins Glen. It's been many years since I've been there, but I still remember. Very impressive piece of scenery, especially for an eastern state. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 24,609
Posted By ebolton
I now have a Droid X, with an 8mp camera built...

I now have a Droid X, with an 8mp camera built in. I never used the 1mp camera on my old phone, but this one does pretty good (though not as good a decent 8mp point and shoot). I think I'll be using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,535
Posted By ebolton
My EOS 3 is pretty extreme. It sounds like you...

My EOS 3 is pretty extreme. It sounds like you could loose a finger in there if you could get one in. Got to be a contender for sound quantity if not quality.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,681
Posted By ebolton
I've had two experiences buying from Fedka, and...

I've had two experiences buying from Fedka, and both were great. The most recent one was really outstanding, a Zorki 1 that was cleaner than any second hand camera I ever bought of any type from any...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 14,509
Posted By ebolton
There's a photo store close enough to where I...

There's a photo store close enough to where I work I can get there during lunch. They often have recently expired film there really cheap. I go there from time to time and check out what's in the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By ebolton
Kully is right. It's a politician protecting his...

Kully is right. It's a politician protecting his agribusiness donors (from bad publicity). The cow shooter with the Leica is just collateral damage.
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
Damn right it's whatever I say. Unlike you, I'm...

Damn right it's whatever I say. Unlike you, I'm in the industry. Drilling, production, and leasing are all different things. First comes leasing, then drilling, then production.

I'm done feeding...
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
Still going with ignorant. The Gulf of Mexico...

Still going with ignorant. The Gulf of Mexico currently accounts for roughly 30% of US oil production, even with the drilling ban.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/special/gulf_of_mexico/index.cfm

And...
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
I'm going with ignorant, then. Study up on the...

I'm going with ignorant, then. Study up on the oil industry, then come back.
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
The current administration has not banned oil...

The current administration has not banned oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Companies are pumping it out 24/7. Saying "...currrent admin bans gulf oil..." is self-serving, if not ignorant. I'm...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 3,806
Posted By ebolton
Took my son to the movies last night. He is in...

Took my son to the movies last night. He is in college, and is a "professional" artist (though not photog), so I paid. There was a Canon ad that ran before the previews. The ad was a story,...
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
"nd the data behind those models was soundly...

"nd the data behind those models was soundly discredited last year ("Climategate." Leaked emails...it wasn't all over the news like Wikileaks...wonder why?"

Wrong, and wrong. 1) After the dust...
Forum: Off Topic 12-30-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
It's a very bad idea for you to try and tell me...

It's a very bad idea for you to try and tell me what I think. IN this case, you are right however. Man made gasses can easily change our climate. Solar radiation, a form of heat energy, is the...
Forum: Off Topic 12-29-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 2,323
Posted By ebolton
If the payback was reasonable for solar...

If the payback was reasonable for solar electricity and windpower, I'd have both hooked to a battery bank and inverters here. And a fuel cell too. I guess eventually the payback will get...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-29-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,275
Posted By ebolton
This is a good tip. Additionally, many types of...

This is a good tip. Additionally, many types of Loctite will give up if the soldering iron is hot enough. On big bolts, heating the bolt with a gas torch then quenching it with WD40 works well, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,433
Posted By ebolton
I've come to prefer Firefox. I've also tried...

I've come to prefer Firefox. I've also tried Chrome, and didn't care for it so much. A question- what e-mail client do you folks use?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By ebolton
Most of the Canon G- series digicams have it, and...

Most of the Canon G- series digicams have it, and I think some or all Olympus DSLRs.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 8,465
Posted By ebolton
I'm in the SCSI hole. I have an LS-30, which...

I'm in the SCSI hole. I have an LS-30, which I've been running on an Adaptec AV-2906 on XP with Vuescan. I'm replacing the failing computer with a 64 bit Win 7 box. I don't change computers often,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By ebolton
Definitely shoot a cheap roll. Use all the...

Definitely shoot a cheap roll. Use all the shutter speeds on it, and get it processed quickly. If all looks well, get it in rotation!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,763
Posted By ebolton
zumbido, in Minneapolis I can believe -20F. ...

zumbido, in Minneapolis I can believe -20F. That actually converts to -29C!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-19-2010
Replies: 160
Views: 69,279
Posted By ebolton
I have the I-61, the J-8, and a collapsible...

I have the I-61, the J-8, and a collapsible Fed-50. They're all pretty good optically. The I-61 is easiest to use.
Forum: Other RF 11-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By ebolton
I have one, and also a GSN, and agree with your...

I have one, and also a GSN, and agree with your evaluation, mostly. I don't care for the ergonomics of the 7s so much. To me, the 7s feels much more rugged than the GSN. The meter is great on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-17-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By ebolton
I agree with the above. That last one is...

I agree with the above. That last one is probably the best picture of the Lincoln Memorial I've ever seen!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,866
Posted By ebolton
Thanks ZK, that makes sense. I never think about...

Thanks ZK, that makes sense. I never think about flash bulbs. They were still common when I was a kid, but fading fast.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,866
Posted By ebolton
OK, stupid question time. I've never wanted to...

OK, stupid question time. I've never wanted to use a flash with my Zorki 4, so I haven't explored this at all. If the flash sych dial must be set on 0 to properly time the flash, what are the other...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By ebolton
I also have a Zorki 4, purchased from a member...

I also have a Zorki 4, purchased from a member here. It has been totally reliable, and except for not having a meter is pretty much the same as using a modern camera. And I have a Fed 2, purchased...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 36,362
Posted By ebolton
EOS 3 all the way for me. The eye control focus,...

EOS 3 all the way for me. The eye control focus, fast continuous shooting, and the general ergonomics suit me perfectly.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-27-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 5,448
Posted By ebolton
For what it's worth, besides running a test roll...

For what it's worth, besides running a test roll thru new-to-me cameras, I also do one after repairs or CLA. Got film ready for two Pentaxes out now, one being a long-timer with me and the other...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 5,448
Posted By ebolton
I do this with every camera I get. Funny thing...

I do this with every camera I get. Funny thing is the test roll usually produces the best pictures (for composition and subject at least) I ever get from any particular camera.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 185,414
Posted By ebolton
Looks great to me! Fixed non-zoom lens is fine...

Looks great to me! Fixed non-zoom lens is fine for me. That's part of the challenge/fun of Canonets, GSNs, 7s's and the like. The 'fastness' of the autofocus is not a big deal either. Better if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By ebolton
A vote for the Canonet! Reasonable size,...

A vote for the Canonet! Reasonable size, automation is there, and a great focal length for cities
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,980
Posted By ebolton
I also have an EOS 3, and love the ECF. After...

I also have an EOS 3, and love the ECF. After I've been using it for awhile, I find myself looking all around the VF on my digital Rebel trying to change the focus point (vainly of course).

It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2010
Replies: 123
Views: 8,133
Posted By ebolton
Cause everything else is out for CLA?

Cause everything else is out for CLA?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-05-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,520
Posted By ebolton
My deepest condolences. I live with two elderly...

My deepest condolences. I live with two elderly cats myself. I much prefer cats to people.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,424
Posted By ebolton
I have an AE-1 and coincidentally was shooting...

I have an AE-1 and coincidentally was shooting with it yesterday. I agree you can't beat the value of used FD lenses. My biggest dislike with the AE-1 is the shutter speed-ISO wheel, which is too...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 31,278
Posted By ebolton
Rebel XTi. No plans to upgrade- if it lasts that...

Rebel XTi. No plans to upgrade- if it lasts that long, I should be using 5 years from now.
Forum: Off Topic 07-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By ebolton
1. Should you find yourself to be male, with what...

1. Should you find yourself to be male, with what manner of razor do you shave?

Some Gillete thing, an Exel or something like that. Only important when I need to buy blades.
2. Manual or automatic...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By ebolton
President Obama tries to appoint a LABOR...

President Obama tries to appoint a LABOR representative to the LABOR Relations board and gets blocked by the Senate.

Unions in the US have been demonized so thoroughly that many otherwise Liberals...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By ebolton
The depression was an economic and financial...

The depression was an economic and financial crisis. The BP spill is rooted in technology, and one thing that has become clear is the government no longer has enough competent technologists to stand...
Forum: Off Topic 06-18-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
"By the way, small government doesn't necessary...

"By the way, small government doesn't necessary mean, less government , but putting more government control at State and City levels, instead of Federal levels."

Fragmentation of the authority is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,868
Posted By ebolton
Original owner of an EOS 3. It's always been...

Original owner of an EOS 3. It's always been very reliable for me, and has taken many of my best photos. Only problem I've had even related to it was a Tokina 19-35 lens with sticky aperature...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,264
Posted By ebolton
As a kid, we used to go crabbing from time to...

As a kid, we used to go crabbing from time to time, scooping blue crabs in a net by luring them in to shallow water with fish process waste tied to a rope. Today it would be non-PC and maybe...
Forum: Off Topic 06-06-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
My understanding is the most productive similar...

My understanding is the most productive similar well in the Gulf of Mexico produces 25,000 bbl per day. BP was saying the leak had to be less than that number, since any given well isn't likely to...
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
Going way off topic BUT...believe me, I'm not...

Going way off topic BUT...believe me, I'm not arguing the Tea Partiers have it right! Just that it is an oversimplification to consider them a field army of the conservative elite.

And one could...
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
Olsen, the Tea Party is more 'grass roots' than...

Olsen, the Tea Party is more 'grass roots' than you indicate (though I'm NOT a follower myself). It isn't really controlled by the people who originally set it in motion anymore. That may someday be...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,168
Posted By ebolton
If you can lock the exposure with those cameras...

If you can lock the exposure with those cameras by a half press of the button, and you have a clear blue sky, you can lock the exposure on the sky, and the snow will come out OK.
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
Frank Petronio is right regarding who will...

Frank Petronio is right regarding who will eventually pay for it. Maybe the stock market should work differently so that when companies suffer losses (like the billions this is going to cost) the...
Forum: Off Topic 05-03-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
That is the blowout preventer, which failed.

That is the blowout preventer, which failed.
Forum: Off Topic 05-03-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 4,742
Posted By ebolton
You can't nail BPs hide to anything yet. It was...

You can't nail BPs hide to anything yet. It was another company doing the drilling, another company that made the blowout preventer, and yet another company or other companies that made the controls...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-29-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 2,746
Posted By ebolton
Your LCD is cracked. There are two glass layers...

Your LCD is cracked. There are two glass layers in the LCD. Since you can't see the crack with a loupe, it's probably the inner layer. There is no fixing the LCD itself, but the LCD can be...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-28-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 2,746
Posted By ebolton
RE the orange spot: One glass layer of your LCD...

RE the orange spot: One glass layer of your LCD may have a minute crack in it, which causes the LC in the LCD to bleed. It will probably get worse. I'd second the advise to bring a backup.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-23-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,166
Posted By ebolton
I have a G2 I like using and have got some good...

I have a G2 I like using and have got some good results with. I'm saving cash for a G11 to replace it, since I've handled the G11 and I like the size and controls much better than the G2. I hope to...
Forum: Off Topic 02-10-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 2,675
Posted By ebolton
Excellent work, Raid!

Excellent work, Raid!
Forum: RFF News 01-17-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By ebolton
Still images can be more effective than video at...

Still images can be more effective than video at times, because the viewer can linger on the image to see details that pass by unnoticed on video.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 24,142
Posted By ebolton
I use them in the rain, but I protect them as...

I use them in the rain, but I protect them as required so they stay dry.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,198
Posted By ebolton
Plastic bodies can be very tough. My EOS-3...

Plastic bodies can be very tough. My EOS-3 certainly is. They are a lot more comfortable to hold in the cold winter, too. I prefer the look of a metal camera with the traditional coverings, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,370
Posted By ebolton
I do. I have the FE2/E series 50-1.8...

I do. I have the FE2/E series 50-1.8 combination, and I would use it all the time if it were not for the winding lever standoff needed for shooting.
Forum: Off Topic 11-14-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 3,144
Posted By ebolton
I think health care reform falls under "5....

I think health care reform falls under
"5. Promote the general welfare"

That said, the Massachusetts system is a poor model. It shows why minimal reform to the existing system is futile. Total...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2009
Replies: 210
Views: 10,789
Posted By ebolton
When private "owners" let locations deteriorate...

When private "owners" let locations deteriorate to that dangerous extent, I think maybe they should be relieved of their ownership. They certainly loose a certain amount of moral authority , I would...
Forum: Off Topic 10-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By ebolton
No, I think you are being correct.

No, I think you are being correct.
Forum: Off Topic 10-12-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By ebolton
I don't think demand has peaked. Since the...

I don't think demand has peaked. Since the technologies to conserve/replace oil fuels are not much further along than they were 18 months ago, I think demand will go up along with the worldwide...
Forum: Off Topic 10-11-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ebolton
Originally Posted by bmattock...

Originally Posted by bmattock http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/graphite/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1164004#post1164004)
...
Forum: Off Topic 10-11-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ebolton
Actually, I don't think that is true. I think...

Actually, I don't think that is true. I think most of it was reauthorized in 2006, with only a couple of provisions set to sunset in 2009 that Obama could influence. From Wikipedia:

The first act...
Forum: Off Topic 10-11-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ebolton
There is probably a provision in the Patriot Act...

There is probably a provision in the Patriot Act for that. God knows, if the Bush/Cheney team were in charge it would happen.
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ebolton
If Obama's policies do not fail, that indicates...

If Obama's policies do not fail, that indicates the conservative mantra that has been taken as truth for the last 30 years may not be absolute gospel. I think that is frightening for modern...
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ebolton
The reaction from the right is as-expected. It...

The reaction from the right is as-expected. It is ridiculous. Can you imagine if it was (American) football? These guys would be P.O.'d because the quarterback of our team won the Heismann.
Forum: Off Topic 10-06-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By ebolton
Though it isn't a rangefinder...

Though it isn't a rangefinder shot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3796017301_5e2935f13f.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 09-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By ebolton
The technical definition of 'recession' seems to...

The technical definition of 'recession' seems to be drawn to keep politicians from having to admit we are in one. I don't doubt we are out of the recession technically, but the economy is still...
Forum: Off Topic 08-31-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By ebolton
Everybody ages differently. Some of us are still...

Everybody ages differently. Some of us are still capable well into our 80's, and some should be all done at 55. Unfortunately, you can't rely on anyone to know when to quit for themselves. At...
Forum: Off Topic 08-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By ebolton
It's hard to reconcile the Ted Kennedy I read...

It's hard to reconcile the Ted Kennedy I read about now with the one I heard about locally while growing up on the Massachusetts coast (from the pilot of the New Bedford-Martha's Vinyard float plane,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2009
Replies: 196
Views: 27,679
Posted By ebolton
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3452799375_d56...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3452799375_d56e886afd_m.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,240
Posted By ebolton
A Canonet (ie GIII QL17). You don't need to use...

A Canonet (ie GIII QL17). You don't need to use the lightmeter in it if you don't want to.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By ebolton
I'm interested and am watching. It sounds like...

I'm interested and am watching.

It sounds like the plate is still attached to the camera. The JB Weld is probably the only option that might work if that is the case. That type of stud, or...
Forum: Off Topic 07-25-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ebolton
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3754125565_0c7...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3754125565_0c78b94f5e_o.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 07-25-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ebolton
I can help you with that. The math isn't really...

I can help you with that. The math isn't really more than basic geometry and algebra.

If you make a little diagram illustrating a top view of the problem, you can see it is a case of similar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-24-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By ebolton
In the exchange area of our town dump, where you...

In the exchange area of our town dump, where you put things that are still useable for others to pick up. Somebody was apparently trying to give away their family history.
...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2009
Replies: 196
Views: 27,679
Posted By ebolton
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2826042283_298...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2826042283_29890be53d.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-19-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,196
Posted By ebolton
Decent Exposures

Decent Exposures
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By ebolton
Ford isn't out of the woods yet. Passing on the...

Ford isn't out of the woods yet. Passing on the bailout may ultimately kill them, as Chrysler and probably GM will have the dual advantages of bailout money and bankruptcy cutting their costs going...
Forum: Off Topic 05-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By ebolton
There are many times like this when PC does go...

There are many times like this when PC does go too far, but there are other times when people complaining about having to be "PC" are really complaining (between the lines) about the pressure to be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-17-2009
Replies: 1,426
Views: 349,570
Posted By ebolton
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3474305025_c8a...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3474305025_c8a6c45cea_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3329/3478198472_604947aeaf_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2985507754_11d64b0623_m.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-07-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By ebolton
I have a 7s I got with an alkaline cell in it...

I have a 7s I got with an alkaline cell in it about a year ago. I know it is off a bit because of the voltage, but mine is easily close enough to be correctible during scanning of the film. I run...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By ebolton
I shot a fishing boat, which sunk mysteriously...

I shot a fishing boat, which sunk mysteriously killing two a few weeks later. A company that makes underwater ROVs assisted the Coast Guard in the investigation of the accident, and somehow found my...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By ebolton
Richard, you have my thanks also. It's an honor.

Richard, you have my thanks also. It's an honor.
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Roger, it's worth clarifying on that CIA list...

Roger, it's worth clarifying on that CIA list that the higher numbers are better, and there are 220 countries total on the list (including a bunch lumped together as the EU). So basically, the US is...
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
That's the thing, isn't it. This is the plan my...

That's the thing, isn't it. This is the plan my company offers. I'd have to find another job with a better insurance plan, and hope the new company stays with it. Or become self-employed and get...
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
I'm an American, with private health insurance,...

I'm an American, with private health insurance, and I'm on a waiting list right now! For my 'annual' checkup at my plan-approved doctor. I'm 1 month in on a 4 month wait.
Forum: Off Topic 03-11-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By ebolton
All that American hardware on the moon isn't...

All that American hardware on the moon isn't doing anybody much good right now, is it? The Chinese are going there- maybe we can get them to haul some of it back for us on the return trip, so we can...
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
That's going to take awhile. It's appears to be...

That's going to take awhile. It's appears to be 190 pages of propoganda. I see the name "Hoover" memorialized there! I've heard that name before- President when the Great Depression started, maybe?
...
Forum: Off Topic 03-10-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
I respectfully disagree on most points. One...

I respectfully disagree on most points.

One cost I forgot to include on that simplistic analysis is marketing. Right now, umpteen private health care insurers are competing for accounts with major...
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
It has always seemed to me to be pretty...

It has always seemed to me to be pretty elementary math. Ultimately, revenues have to be generated by the system to cover expenses. The revenue is what gets paid by citizens to the insurance...
Forum: Off Topic 03-07-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
I work for a company with unusually high ethics...

I work for a company with unusually high ethics and financial transparency. Seeing what we are going through, I agree with President Obama that reforming health care is a prerequisite for fixing the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-07-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Maybe, Olsen, but our workers are far better off...

Maybe, Olsen, but our workers are far better off because we don't have socialized healthcare! ;)
Forum: Off Topic 03-07-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
To clarify, I called gb hill a dittohead. That...

To clarify, I called gb hill a dittohead. That would be considered by some an insult, but Lord Rush himself has authorized that term to apply to his disciples. Look it up here:
...
Forum: Off Topic 03-07-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Olsen, gb hill is a "Dittohead", the American...

Olsen, gb hill is a "Dittohead", the American term for those who swallow Limbaugh's crap hook, line, and sinker.

It amazes me that Limbaugh claims, and people believe, that he loves America, when...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
True, Bill. Except they don't want to "create...

True, Bill. Except they don't want to "create new jobs to replace the old ones". They just want those primarily Democratic voters in those northern states to freeze to death or starve. There is a...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Limbaugh's popularity is concentrated among...

Limbaugh's popularity is concentrated among "angry white males", an example of whom is above.
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Hannity and Limbaugh are right-wing media...

Hannity and Limbaugh are right-wing media personalities, with exceptionally large fan bases here in the US. Limbaugh in particular has been instrumental but unofficial in setting the agenda for the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
President Obama is pretty well middle-of-the-road...

President Obama is pretty well middle-of-the-road in most policies. Coming from the perspective of a Ron Paul supporter, and a Hannity/Limbaugh fan, just about anybody who is actually sane would be...
Forum: Off Topic 03-05-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
I agree. I think the problem here in the US is...

I agree. I think the problem here in the US is attitudes left over from the hysteria of the 50's, maintained and pushed hard ever since by the political right and corporate interests as a convenient...
Forum: Off Topic 03-04-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
You've been listening to Rush again. Which means...

You've been listening to Rush again. Which means you are misinformed.

- It was 900 million to Palestine. You are off by a few orders of magnitude.

-It's not going to Hamas. Given the general...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By ebolton
By the time you get the film from the IIIa...

By the time you get the film from the IIIa developed, scanned, and uploaded to your local news outlet, they will have 1000 cell phone pictures and videos considered acceptible enough for a breaking...
Forum: Off Topic 03-04-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Much of the world thought that was our intent...

Much of the world thought that was our intent with Iraq. That, in his secret oil policy meetings, Dick Cheney offered a future, conquered Iraq to the oil companies, and war with Iraq was inevitable...
Forum: Off Topic 03-04-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
When you owe more than you can pay back, how do...

When you owe more than you can pay back, how do you "go" into bankruptcy? I'm pretty sure we've already been there for quite some time.
Forum: Off Topic 03-03-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Rush Limbaugh is as far from a patriot as it...

Rush Limbaugh is as far from a patriot as it gets. If you are worried the U.S. is going socialist, you are truly paranoid.

And actually, a little socialism might not be such a bad thing. ...
Forum: Off Topic 02-28-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 2,296
Posted By ebolton
I don't have a strong opinion one way or the...

I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other on this, but I am concerned that if MJ was fully legalized and became tolerated in the mainstream, it would be abused as much as alcohol is, and...
Forum: Off Topic 02-26-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
Maybe true at a few of the private ones, but not...

Maybe true at a few of the private ones, but not generally true. The US does have excellent protection of speech.
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
The complaints about American education often...

The complaints about American education often start with an observation that we are falling behind technologically. I think the events of the last 6 months show we need to be examining the worth of...
Forum: Off Topic 02-19-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
The distatefull thing with banking and finance is...

The distatefull thing with banking and finance is it seems ANY performance, gain or loss, any term, generates "huge bonus" for those at the top. Their "compensation" isn't really 'compensation' at...
Forum: Off Topic 02-18-2009
Replies: 193
Views: 5,393
Posted By ebolton
I agree with bmattock 100% on this. There are...

I agree with bmattock 100% on this.

There are strategic reasons to keep GM viable and in US hands.

If Chrysler went under, I think that would be a shame but easily survivable. GM is a different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By ebolton
I wish it wasn't micro-USB though. I really...

I wish it wasn't micro-USB though. I really liked my old phone, which had a round jack for DC-in. Just stick it in the hole and be done with it. I hate having to line up those tiny micro-USB plugs.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By ebolton
I have an A590IS. I have not tried the hack...

I have an A590IS. I have not tried the hack bmattock mentions, but I've heard of it, and one of my flickr contacts does use it to get RAW from the camera. The difference I've seen in his shots ...
Forum: Off Topic 02-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By ebolton
A few years ago, I had to explain to my son why...

A few years ago, I had to explain to my son why they call it "dialing" the phone. ("They used to have a dial on the front with the numbers...")

Later on, we went to my fathers house, where 2 of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By ebolton
I usually have a long term 'project' going on,...

I usually have a long term 'project' going on, and one 'on-deck' . Usually, once I think of and start working on a project, the next one occurs to me, and off-topic occasional things that result...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 3,813
Posted By ebolton
Did anyone see the other set? The "backstory"...

Did anyone see the other set? The "backstory" pictures. I thought those were more interesting, though the cast of characters is limited- few of the subjects show up there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,046
Posted By ebolton
The guy with his arms folded is Gerald Ford. ...

The guy with his arms folded is Gerald Ford. IMO, a mediocre President, but the worst portrait here. There is a little too much light on Clinton and Carter. I'd vote for w as the worst president...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,844
Posted By ebolton
A couple of years ago, I rode a bicycle with half...

A couple of years ago, I rode a bicycle with half a dozen of my good friends on a century ride in the White Mountains, here in NH in the USA. Before the ride, bears came up in the conversation, for...
Forum: Travel 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 6,251
Posted By ebolton
Francisco, I had a great time when I spent a day...

Francisco, I had a great time when I spent a day with some of the SF guys back in January. Look forward to it!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-20-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By ebolton
Totally depends on who is working there. I had...

Totally depends on who is working there. I had good luck with a local Wal-Mart for a long time, till they had a personnel change. Now there are a couple of CVS's I frequent.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,231
Posted By ebolton
I have read estimates of 58mm to 68mm. It is...

I have read estimates of 58mm to 68mm. It is marked 1:4; I've got to learn what the right math is to translate that. In any case, I put my kit together and remembered why I never use it: it makes...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-28-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,231
Posted By ebolton
You could get a Yashica Electro GS, GSN, or GTN...

You could get a Yashica Electro GS, GSN, or GTN with the accessory lens kit...it would cover you mild wide to mild tele.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By ebolton
Martini, thank you for the mention. I've got to...

Martini, thank you for the mention. I've got to get more involved in the gallery to return the favor!
Forum: Off Topic 10-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 943
Posted By ebolton
Those 6 foot pictures should be illegal. They...

Those 6 foot pictures should be illegal. They probably are illegal, though I guess a lawyer would better judge that. They violate the sensibilities of the community they are displayed in, and that...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,851
Posted By ebolton
Thank you Martini. I'm not sure I've ever...

Thank you Martini. I'm not sure I've ever appeared in this thread before...
Forum: Off Topic 09-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By ebolton
Rebates have been a very common practice here in...

Rebates have been a very common practice here in the US for years. Some of them are truly complicated to realize- send sales slip, special bits of the box, affadavit, DNA sample, must be postmarked...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By ebolton
Looks good, Ray. Congratulations! Ed

Looks good, Ray. Congratulations!

Ed
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,105
Posted By ebolton
We've all seen pictures that violate the rule of...

We've all seen pictures that violate the rule of thirds, or were taken with 'nonstandard' exposure, yet are great works of art.

Could it be innate that some artists understand why such rules work,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By ebolton
I have a Nikon LS-30 film scanner, and a little...

I have a Nikon LS-30 film scanner, and a little Canon Elph I carry when on my bicycle. I bought an APS adapter for the LS-30 on E-bay, and found it is by far the best way to handle the APS film. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2008
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,366
Posted By ebolton
Magnificent Beast

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1432/614747436_06acb1b08e.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,659
Posted By ebolton
My first car of my own was a Fiat, a used X1/9,...

My first car of my own was a Fiat, a used X1/9, mid-engine sports car. Remains my favorite driving car. Bought it at 45,000 and sold it when I got married at 145,000. It was generally reliable, as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,958
Posted By ebolton
I've been carrying an original Canon Elph in my...

I've been carrying an original Canon Elph in my jersey pocket, in a plastic ziploc bag to protect it from sweat and rain. Really tiny and relatively rugged, but the downsides are 1) total P+S, no...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By ebolton
I have one like it, but not identical. Mine is a...

I have one like it, but not identical. Mine is a "Quantarray" from Ritz Camera, and it has stitches running up the edges of the foam, which this one doesn't seem to have. I don't use it anymore...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-15-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,063
Posted By ebolton
Got one in a dark hallway of the old fort on...

Got one in a dark hallway of the old fort on George's Island in Boston last summer!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebolton/1207328165/
Forum: Off Topic 03-28-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By ebolton
My 81 Jeep had a 4sp manual in it; I've since put...

My 81 Jeep had a 4sp manual in it; I've since put in a 5 speed manual. I prefer driving a manual transmission, especially when the weather is bad making the roads slippery.
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