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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By DougK
I like the idea. I should see how many sheets of...

I like the idea. I should see how many sheets of 4x5 the kit can develop.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By DougK
Great film, I saw it at the Cleveland...

Great film, I saw it at the Cleveland International Film Festival in either 2016 or 2017, I forget which year.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-06-2019
Replies: 351
Views: 63,715
Posted By DougK
Every time I visit this thread, I realize how...

Every time I visit this thread, I realize how capable scale focus cameras (and especially the Rollei 35) can be in the right hands and I get the itch to shoot one again. Fantastic work, Zeno, you...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By DougK
I miss my GRDIII...took a lot of photos with that...

I miss my GRDIII...took a lot of photos with that camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,500
Posted By DougK
I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 93.

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 93.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By DougK
I'm still bitter about them canceling Google...

I'm still bitter about them canceling Google Reader several years ago. I guess we get what we pay for, not that I used Google+ anyway.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,763
Posted By DougK
Ugh, I confused myself and selected the wrong...

Ugh, I confused myself and selected the wrong option. I actually shoot verticals with my right hand on top.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By DougK
I just bought one of these before Christmas,...

I just bought one of these before Christmas, looks to be in excellent condition and came with all the instructions. I like that all the loading, developing, etc. can be done in full daylight; I don't...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By DougK
Way to go, Chris!

Way to go, Chris!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,756
Posted By DougK
I have a Fuji Natura Black sitting on my shelf...

I have a Fuji Natura Black sitting on my shelf that I purchased new around 12-13 years ago. It's been my vacation camera ever since (when I don't take along a bigger camera). Fantastic 24/1.9 lens...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-15-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,500
Posted By DougK
Over Christmas I upgraded from my Pixel 2 to an...

Over Christmas I upgraded from my Pixel 2 to an iPhone XR. I think the iPhone is maybe slightly better, but frankly both are really good for a walk-around camera that I always have with me. One thing...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,368
Posted By DougK
I agree with you based on some server racks that...

I agree with you based on some server racks that my team has printed out at work; they do the job, but they aren't exactly premium quality. 3D printing does open up some interesting avenues for...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,368
Posted By DougK
I tend to agree with some of the posters above in...

I tend to agree with some of the posters above in that I don't see many, if any, new 35mm or MF cameras being developed from here on out. I claim no particular expertise or knowledge, but I'd wager...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-08-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By DougK
I've done quite a bit of both film and digital. I...

I've done quite a bit of both film and digital. I like both and while at one time I might have been inclined to take sides on the matter, I've come around over the years to focus on the image. While...
Forum: Travel 01-08-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By DougK
Looks like you've settled on a destination, but...

Looks like you've settled on a destination, but my top three choices would be:

South Africa (my wife and I have a family friend who lives there)
Japan
Iceland

I'm sure each one would be an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,664
Posted By DougK
Well as long as we're dreaming, why not a...

Well as long as we're dreaming, why not a Hasselblad-type SLR in 127 format with interchangeable lenses and backs? I'd have a ton of fun with a system like that.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By DougK
One of the items I found interesting is the...

One of the items I found interesting is the increased demand for video. I've always shot stills and I cannot, for some reason, get my head around shooting video, or at least shooting video that is...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By DougK
Not counting the cameras on the various cell...

Not counting the cameras on the various cell phones I've owned, the list is:
* Minolta Dimage 7i
* Olympus C-7070WZ
* Ricoh GRDIII

I own none of those at this time. Film only at the moment other...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-17-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,577
Posted By DougK
Digital offers opportunities to play with...

Digital offers opportunities to play with composition and exposure and receive feedback on those experiments much more quickly than was ever possible with film. I couldn't have learned photography...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 12-17-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 17,046
Posted By DougK
If it wasn't so expensive, I would buy it without...

If it wasn't so expensive, I would buy it without a second thought. Why? Because I used the heck out of a Ricoh GRDIII, which is the same focal length. Some of the best photos I've ever taken came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,717
Posted By DougK
I've been out of photography for a while and...

I've been out of photography for a while and recently decided to jump back in with a Harman Titan 4x5 pinhole camera and DDS from Walker Cameras. As long as I'm going back to shooting film, might as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,500
Posted By DougK
I use a Pixel 2 for most of my shooting since I...

I use a Pixel 2 for most of my shooting since I purged most of my camera collection a few years ago (and before that, my iPhone 4s and 6). For the most part, they can completely replace a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By DougK
I used to have one of these but I wound up...

I used to have one of these but I wound up selling it when I did a gear purge a few years ago. Along with my Bessa R, I should not have sold that Konica. Tons of fun to shoot with and a killer lens,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,878
Posted By DougK
Also, I can take pictures using my phone pretty...

Also, I can take pictures using my phone pretty much anywhere and no one blinks an eye at what I'm doing or asks any questions.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,878
Posted By DougK
I carry my iPhone 4S all the time and it has...

I carry my iPhone 4S all the time and it has generally replaced a point-and-shoot for me. The output is certainly good enough for online or electronic display and I've made small to medium prints...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,124
Posted By DougK
Me too. I'm definitely tempted.

Me too. I'm definitely tempted.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,124
Posted By DougK
Here's an interesting article from TechCrunch...

Here's an interesting article from TechCrunch written by a former photographer: http://m.techcrunch.com/2013/09/12/a-photographers-take-on-the-iphone-5s-camera/?icid=tc__art&
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,124
Posted By DougK
Yep. I use my iPhone 4S camera all the time. At...

Yep. I use my iPhone 4S camera all the time. At normal on-screen viewing sizes or in small prints, the photos look just fine. As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you, so...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 31,063
Posted By DougK
I voted "don't use rangefinders at all" because I...

I voted "don't use rangefinders at all" because I no longer have any working RFs, but when I did, I used them for everything.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,519
Posted By DougK
I think rangefinders made me more technically...

I think rangefinders made me more technically proficient because I had to be more involved in the whole process: I had to visualize the depth of field in my head, I learrned how to zone focus, I had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 74,897
Posted By DougK
I shoot a lot of landscapes, scenics, and still...

I shoot a lot of landscapes, scenics, and still ilfe shots and after a while they all started to look the same: technically sound but pretty much boring and meaningless. After a goodly long while of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-11-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By DougK
On filmmakeriq.com, there's a couple of great...

On filmmakeriq.com, there's a couple of great videos on the history of aspect ratios and composing for widescreen aspect ratios:...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-10-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,381
Posted By DougK
Totally agree. At the distance he's standing,...

Totally agree. At the distance he's standing, even wide open he should have at least a little DOF to play with to cover a slight focus error.

EDIT: I'd also think that rocking back and forth would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,275
Posted By DougK
I keep thinking about buying a new camera, but I...

I keep thinking about buying a new camera, but I instituted a rule for myself that says I have to sell one or more in order to fund the purchase. The idea of taking product shots, posting ads, etc....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By DougK
I shoot and enjoy both.

I shoot and enjoy both.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 9,957
Posted By DougK
I used to have a Trip and the meter was bang-on...

I used to have a Trip and the meter was bang-on accurate, enough so that exposing slide film wasn't a problem at all. It came with a screw-in lens cap, so I'm pretty sure that mine had been well...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,493
Posted By DougK
I still use a Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV...

I still use a Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV for my 35mm film. The official drivers no longer work under OS 10.8.x, so the only way to use it is to use Vuescan. Making the switch actually...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-30-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 19,872
Posted By DougK
You probably won't be able to tell much from the...

You probably won't be able to tell much from the size, but I'll post it anyway.

Camera: Fuji Natura Black 24mm/f1.9
Film: 35mm Kodak BW400CN
Scanner: Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV
Scanning...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,048
Posted By DougK
My photos got a lot better when I started putting...

My photos got a lot better when I started putting my camera on a tripod or some other kind of support. I also try to keep my shutter speed as high as possible when I have to go handheld.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,621
Posted By DougK
Good question, Keith. It seems like the only...

Good question, Keith. It seems like the only films that I both like and can reliably buy locally are 35mm Kodak BW400CN and Tri-X. Anything else is hit or miss, so I usually order my film online....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-18-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,805
Posted By DougK
I don't have to worry about white balance. Edit:...

I don't have to worry about white balance.

Edit: in all seriousness, I actually prefer shooting in color, but black and white makes for a nice change of pace. I also use it when I'm shooting under...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,586
Posted By DougK
Excellent video. I never really thought about it...

Excellent video. I never really thought about it before, but that's probably why I get better photos from my Olympus digital or Fuji Natura than any other camera I have: because those are the cameras...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 16,780
Posted By DougK
I must have missed the whole kerfuffle. Joe, you...

I must have missed the whole kerfuffle. Joe, you have a thankless task... so thanks for doing it!
Forum: Off Topic 08-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By DougK
Twinkies are in fact back. I bought a box for my...

Twinkies are in fact back. I bought a box for my co-worker this weekend.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,909
Posted By DougK
Seems like a very rational, well-considered...

Seems like a very rational, well-considered judicial opinion to me.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-06-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,624
Posted By DougK
Indeed. I wonder if they had the same arguments...

Indeed. I wonder if they had the same arguments when the medium switched from wet plates to film.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By DougK
Ditto. My SA-7n was a well-built camera.

Ditto. My SA-7n was a well-built camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-03-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,087
Posted By DougK
I just took my Olympus C-7070WZ (7.1 MP) out for...

I just took my Olympus C-7070WZ (7.1 MP) out for a stroll today. Picked it up on a closeout sale in late 2005 or early 2006, I think. Still works perfectly.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-02-2013
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,467
Posted By DougK
If the weather holds up, I'm going to spend some...

If the weather holds up, I'm going to spend some quality time with my old faithful Olympus C-7070WZ and a tripod at the arboretum.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,851
Posted By DougK
Congrats, winners!

Congrats, winners!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,581
Posted By DougK
I subscribed because while I like certain Kodak...

I subscribed because while I like certain Kodak and Fuji color films, I'd love to have an alternative choice. I still miss you, Agfachrome...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,001
Posted By DougK
Great photos, Will. Glad to hear it's a keeper.

Great photos, Will. Glad to hear it's a keeper.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-17-2013
Replies: 544
Views: 138,000
Posted By DougK
I finally got the CRIS battery adapter for my...

I finally got the CRIS battery adapter for my new-to-me Rollei 35 Tessar, loaded up a roll of Kodak BW400CN and I'm ready to shoot. Hopefully I can contribute to the thread soon; the photos here are...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-17-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 7,012
Posted By DougK
I voted! Good luck, everyone.

I voted! Good luck, everyone.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,096
Posted By DougK
Once I stopped using the default scanner software...

Once I stopped using the default scanner software with my Scan Dual IV and switched to Vuescan, my scans got much better.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2013
Replies: 205
Views: 24,457
Posted By DougK
Back when this poll came out, I was shooting with...

Back when this poll came out, I was shooting with my iPhone 3GS. I've since upgraded to an iPhone 4S and the camera is much more capable. In good light, and sometimes even in poor light, I can pull...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,478
Posted By DougK
I'd also like to see a digital XPan. Stitching is...

I'd also like to see a digital XPan. Stitching is OK, but it definitely has limitations that a panoramic-aspect sensor would address.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By DougK
Why be afraid? I see the potential for some cool...

Why be afraid? I see the potential for some cool uses. Just another tool in the box.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,717
Posted By DougK
A chrome German Rollei 35 with the Tessar. I'm...

A chrome German Rollei 35 with the Tessar. I'm really looking forward to shooting with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,001
Posted By DougK
I remember when I first started coming here that...

I remember when I first started coming here that most of us got started on rangefinders with cameras like this and then over time the site drifted off towards Leica-land. Nice to see some enthusiasm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-07-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,236
Posted By DougK
I usually stick a UV filter on the end of my...

I usually stick a UV filter on the end of my lenses. I also carry a cable release, travel tripod, and extra film in a basic camera bag. The lens cap is attached to the camera with a tether and the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-07-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 12,892
Posted By DougK
Thanks, Kent! I've resubmitted my entry (properly...

Thanks, Kent! I've resubmitted my entry (properly this time...).
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-07-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 12,892
Posted By DougK
What the heck, I'm in. EDIT: And I obviously...

What the heck, I'm in.

EDIT: And I obviously can't read the rules and submitted a color image. Doh!. Any way to withdraw my entry and resubmit?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2013
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,717
Posted By DougK
After thinking about owning one for several...

After thinking about owning one for several years, I finally gave in to desire and bought a German Rollei 35 with the 40/3.5 Tessar, strap, and case. Can't wait until it gets here!
Forum: RFF Polls 07-05-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 319,031
Posted By DougK
I prefer shooting and scanning film, but I took a...

I prefer shooting and scanning film, but I took a digital camera with me to NYC last weekend and burned through about 400 exposures because there were photos to be made everywhere I looked. I can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2013
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,492
Posted By DougK
Here's one from my Ricoh GRD III. Resized for...

Here's one from my Ricoh GRD III. Resized for upload, but otherwise straight out of camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,178
Posted By DougK
I've enjoyed all of the different cameras and...

I've enjoyed all of the different cameras and formats that I've owned, but I have definitely developed preferences over time.
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,122
Posted By DougK
Indeed. I bought a Fuji GA645i after reading his...

Indeed. I bought a Fuji GA645i after reading his write-up because I really got a sense of what it was like in real-world usage. It doesn't hurt that he's a good writer, either.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2013
Replies: 154
Views: 31,704
Posted By DougK
Both; when I travel on vacation, I usually just...

Both; when I travel on vacation, I usually just take my digital camera so that I can shoot in color and convert later if I think a photo would look better in black and white. Lately, though, I've...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2013
Replies: 421
Views: 79,874
Posted By DougK
Here are a couple of recent shots from my iPhone...

Here are a couple of recent shots from my iPhone 4s. Shots are straight out of camera and resized for the web using Aperture
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-23-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 11,979
Posted By DougK
Oh, I really hate that one.

Oh, I really hate that one.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-20-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,902
Posted By DougK
I've never had a problem framing a shot or...

I've never had a problem framing a shot or holding my camera steady when I use the LCD panel, but then again I don't hold my camera out at arm's length, either. I actually have more issues with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 52,149
Posted By DougK
My Olympus Trip 35. Once I got the hang of scale...

My Olympus Trip 35. Once I got the hang of scale focusing, I never had a bad shot from that camera.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-19-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,024
Posted By DougK
I have definitely gravitated towards simpler gear...

I have definitely gravitated towards simpler gear these days, although it isn't necessarily cheap in terms of quality or money; my daily use cameras are my iPhone, a Fuji Natura S Black, and a Ricoh...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,464
Posted By DougK
I was just planning on buying more film, because...

I was just planning on buying more film, because really that's all I need. However, I have been missing the scale focus cameras I used to have. I'll probably wind up buying a new Trip, XA2, or a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By DougK
There was a funny article on PetaPixel about...

There was a funny article on PetaPixel about this:

http://petapixel.com/2013/06/14/a-photography-biz-in-a-box/
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,464
Posted By DougK
More film.

More film.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-15-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,004
Posted By DougK
Fun link, Joe. Here's mine: I thought I just...

Fun link, Joe. Here's mine:



I thought I just took pretty pictures of flowers and stuff. Who knew I was so deep?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,293
Posted By DougK
Thanks for the link, Keith. It's always nice to...

Thanks for the link, Keith. It's always nice to have more reasons to be a fan of Drew Barrymore... and Eggleston's not bad either ;)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,360
Posted By DougK
Looks interesting. I may go for the Walker Titan...

Looks interesting. I may go for the Walker Titan 4x5 instead, though, since I already have several film holders.
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By DougK
I once took a trip using only a Fuji GA645i. I...

I once took a trip using only a Fuji GA645i. I never felt the lack of a second camera and I got some amazing shots. I like to travel light, so that may or may not work for you. You won't regret...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 9,599
Posted By DougK
I used to use Kodak Elite Chrome for both 35mm...

I used to use Kodak Elite Chrome for both 35mm and 120, but I switched over to Portra (my current favorite color film). I'll also use Fuji Pro H, but it's not my favorite.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,340
Posted By DougK
Back when I had a half frame camera, I ran Elite...

Back when I had a half frame camera, I ran Elite Chrome 100 through it because otherwise my scans were too grainy for my taste. Based on some recent 35mm scans I've done (and farlymac's photos in...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 8,235
Posted By DougK
This camera sounds like it would fit my way of...

This camera sounds like it would fit my way of shooting quite nicely. Thanks for the review; you've given me something to think about.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-10-2013
Replies: 469
Views: 121,009
Posted By DougK
Here's a bad iPhone shot of my Fuji Natura S...

Here's a bad iPhone shot of my Fuji Natura S Black.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,445
Posted By DougK
Seems like a wise choice to me.

Seems like a wise choice to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 8,445
Posted By DougK
If you have a pro camera shop around where you...

If you have a pro camera shop around where you live and they offer gear for rent, it might be worth seeing if you can rent a Leica and a lens to try them out. Rnagefinders in general are a lot of fun...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,775
Posted By DougK
Nice purchase. For color negative film I like...

Nice purchase. For color negative film I like Portra 160 and 400. For black and white, I like Tmax 100 and 400. Tri-X 400 is always a solid choice as well.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-27-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 6,952
Posted By DougK
No, I just shoot photos that are interesting to...

No, I just shoot photos that are interesting to me. If they happen to be good and appeal to other people, so much the better.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-09-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,318
Posted By DougK
My wife got me a second-generation iPad for our...

My wife got me a second-generation iPad for our anniversary and I love it. It replaced my Sony e-reader and my laptop; since most of what I do away from my desktop Mac is listening to music, reading...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-22-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 8,981
Posted By DougK
If I have a photo worth printing, I'll usually...

If I have a photo worth printing, I'll usually print it at 11x14, although I've discovered that photo books can be a nice way to print as well and they don't take up as much wall space. I should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,927
Posted By DougK
Thinking back to when I first got interested in...

Thinking back to when I first got interested in cameras, about the age of the nephew in question, I'd have appreciated the opportunity to start with an SLR; I outgrew the Kodak Disc very quickly (but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-06-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 4,919
Posted By DougK
Another GR Digital III user here. Before I got...

Another GR Digital III user here. Before I got this camera, if I wanted to shoot street photos I needed to use a film camera because I couldn't operate my Olympus digital fast enough for the purpose...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-05-2011
Replies: 105
Views: 9,076
Posted By DougK
I normally wear either Clarks Un.Bridge...

I normally wear either Clarks Un.Bridge (http://www.clarksusa.com/eng/product/un_bridge/86036) sport sandals or a pair of Vibram FiveFingers when I'm not at work and the weather allows. I also like...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,443
Posted By DougK
I voted 1/30, assuming we're talking about a 35mm...

I voted 1/30, assuming we're talking about a 35mm camera with a 50mm lens or shorter. I've taken shots at slower shutter speeds that worked out pretty well, but that was more luck than skill. I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-28-2011
Replies: 211
Views: 72,416
Posted By DougK
Nice to see this one pop up... it's one of my...

Nice to see this one pop up... it's one of my favorite cameras and one of the few I'd never sell.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,432
Posted By DougK
Do whatever you like as long as you don't scare...

Do whatever you like as long as you don't scare the horses.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-19-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 5,532
Posted By DougK
I'm never really sure how to answer these polls....

I'm never really sure how to answer these polls. My GR Digital III has already replaced 35mm and 120 film for me for most casual shooting, so I guess you could say 35mm and 120 already cost more than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,088
Posted By DougK
For myself, I don't care if the proposed camera...

For myself, I don't care if the proposed camera uses a mechanical shutter, metal body, or retro styling; electronics and plastics are fine with me, as is autoexposure and an LCD so I can check the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,088
Posted By DougK
Why does the camera need to be smart? The K1000...

Why does the camera need to be smart? The K1000 isn't a smart camera by any means, yet it's an incredibly capable camera when you know how to use it. I get that you can put modern DSLRs in manual...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,088
Posted By DougK
I would not buy this camera because it has way...

I would not buy this camera because it has way too many features. What I want in a digital SLR is basically a full-frame digital sensor Pentax K1000.

Manual focus
Big, uncluttered viewfinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By DougK
My Lubitel 166U came with a 645 mask and it's...

My Lubitel 166U came with a 645 mask and it's oriented horizontally. I've never used it, though
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 24,457
Posted By DougK
I use the camera on my iPhone 3GS all the time,...

I use the camera on my iPhone 3GS all the time, sometimes even while I'm carrying a "real" camera. It's a different tool that gives me a different look and it's fun to play with. Having it around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 5,180
Posted By DougK
I don't really miss 35mm film all that much, but...

I don't really miss 35mm film all that much, but I still like to shoot medium format. Now, if they ever come out with an affordable digital back for a view camera, I'll be all over it and chuck the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 8,631
Posted By DougK
It can be done, yes, and it's the only lens I had...

It can be done, yes, and it's the only lens I had with my Bessa R. I was happy with it until I discovered the 28mm which feels much more natural to me. Now that focal length is pretty much all I use...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,746
Posted By DougK
It's close, my camera only has a 35-80mm lens. I...

It's close, my camera only has a 35-80mm lens. I think that would make it a TW Zoom 35-80QD, although I couldn't find much info on that model name/number either.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,746
Posted By DougK
I think I may have to do that, thanks Rob.

I think I may have to do that, thanks Rob.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,746
Posted By DougK
Need information about a Nikon Zoom Touch 500

As I mentioned in this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1637583&postcount=135) yesterday, my wife dug her old Nikon Zoom Touch 500 out of the closet last night while...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-05-2011
Replies: 211
Views: 72,416
Posted By DougK
I'm not sure if this camera is a classic or not....

I'm not sure if this camera is a classic or not. My wife found it in the closet while we were doing some cleaning. She's had it for a long time and neither of us knows anything about it; the manual...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By DougK
The first time I looked at 6x6 transparencies on...

The first time I looked at 6x6 transparencies on a light box, I was hooked. I'd love to try 4x5 someday.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-05-2011
Replies: 202
Views: 41,209
Posted By DougK
Well, last time this poll came around I shot...

Well, last time this poll came around I shot about 50/50 digital to film. Now it's more like 80/20 digital to film (I'm in love with my Ricoh because it's the only digital camera I've tried that gets...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-05-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,264
Posted By DougK
I enjoy both film and digital and they both have...

I enjoy both film and digital and they both have their uses. I mostly use just one camera these days (Ricoh GR Digital III), but it's nice to burn off a couple of rolls of film now and again.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-04-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 10,856
Posted By DougK
Well done, Fuji.

Well done, Fuji.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 5,873
Posted By DougK
Iceland, no doubt.

Iceland, no doubt.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By DougK
I've never had a problem with my glasses getting...

I've never had a problem with my glasses getting scratched but I've had quite a few issues with viewing the full frame on any camera while wearing them; unfortunately, if I take off my glasses I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 5,111
Posted By DougK
I'm not quite sure what Sigma is thinking here....

I'm not quite sure what Sigma is thinking here. I'm glad to see a Foveon sensor available in a higher resolution at last, because I really like the look of images from previous generations, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 2,952
Posted By DougK
I'd love to see an afforable digital large...

I'd love to see an afforable digital large format/view camera option, but other than that one wish I'm good with what I have.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,192
Posted By DougK
Any review that works in a Blade Runner reference...

Any review that works in a Blade Runner reference has to get bonus points. More seriously, I've always enjoyed reading Dante's site; he knows what he's doing and he's entertaining as well. His review...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 5,371
Posted By DougK
I try to get the framing I want in camera because...

I try to get the framing I want in camera because I'm lazy and I really hate spending time post-processing. However, if a slight crop will make the photo better, then I have no problem doing so.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 3,781
Posted By DougK
I comply if I'm aware of the policy. If I've...

I comply if I'm aware of the policy. If I've already taken a couple of shots, I just apologize and put the camera away. I do like taking pictures of "no photography" signs, though.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-16-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,817
Posted By DougK
I bought an Epson 4870 a few years ago intending...

I bought an Epson 4870 a few years ago intending to use it for large format. I haven't tried the 4x5 holder yet. The scanner is great with 35mm and 120 (I use the latest Epson Scan software for MacOS...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By DougK
Could be, I've certainly thought about a Hassy or...

Could be, I've certainly thought about a Hassy or an Arax enough times. I'd prefer not to mess with changing backs, though. I suppose for the right price I could overcome that preference.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2011
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,035
Posted By DougK
I had to dig around, but this is one of my...

I had to dig around, but this is one of my favorites from a few years ago. Fuji GA645 on NPH 400, if I remember...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 13,736
Posted By DougK
I'm a big fan of Kodak E100G for transparency...

I'm a big fan of Kodak E100G for transparency film; it gives great colors without the garishness that you get from Velvia. For the same reason, when I use color negative film, I use Kodak Portra...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By DougK
I could really get behind that idea. I'd love to...

I could really get behind that idea.

I'd love to see an inexpensive 6x6 SLR that loads like a TLR, has a waist-level finder, and has a fixed 80mm lens, preferably f/2.8. I wouldn't even insist on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2011
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,717
Posted By DougK
A Ricoh GR Digital III, which arrived on my...

A Ricoh GR Digital III, which arrived on my doorstep last night. I haven't had much time to play with it but I think we're going to get along just fine.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-08-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,538
Posted By DougK
I know that I used a 110 camera here and there,...

I know that I used a 110 camera here and there, but the first camera I remember as being mine alone was a Kodak Disc 4000 my parents gave me when I was ten or so years old. I have no idea where it is...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-06-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 125,818
Posted By DougK
I voted for Konica. The C35 Automatic I used to...

I voted for Konica. The C35 Automatic I used to own was small, light, easy to operate, and my favorite to shoot. Yashica, Minolta, and Olympus were/are also all good cameras. It's hard to go wrong...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-06-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 10,367
Posted By DougK
I used to think I shot quite a few keepers per...

I used to think I shot quite a few keepers per roll of film or digital session, but over the last couple of years I became a much tougher critic of my photography than I used to be (which led to me...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By DougK
Mitch, great review and workflow description. My...

Mitch, great review and workflow description. My GRDIII is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so this was a timely thread!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 25,841
Posted By DougK
My B.A. is in history, I served as an officer in...

My B.A. is in history, I served as an officer in the Army, worked in the medical field for a time, and currently work in the IT field. I couldn't choose one so I selected "something else."
Forum: RFF Polls 05-02-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,671
Posted By DougK
I voted Leica, although as someone above me noted...

I voted Leica, although as someone above me noted Alpa wasn't a choice so I couldn't cast my vote their direction. I also really like Contax and Rollei.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-29-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,664
Posted By DougK
My Bessa R and 35/2.5 Color Skopar are both black...

My Bessa R and 35/2.5 Color Skopar are both black because that's what was available when I bought my camera. If I was buying it over again, I'd probably get the silver.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-28-2011
Replies: 185
Views: 29,222
Posted By DougK
I've done it with a couple of cameras. The first...

I've done it with a couple of cameras. The first time was when I sold my Minox 35 GL a while back. After some serious reflection about what I wanted in a pocket camera I decided it was worth buying...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19,849
Posted By DougK
I don't want my out-of-focus areas to swirl,...

I don't want my out-of-focus areas to swirl, streak, jitter, or otherwise call attention to themselves; just fade unobtrusively from a sharp subject into a blur, please. Other than that, I really...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-25-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 12,812
Posted By DougK
Of the cameras I have, I'd pick my Seagull TLR....

Of the cameras I have, I'd pick my Seagull TLR. If I could pick any camera, I'd choose a Hasselblad with an 80mm lens. I really wouldn't need anything else.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,743
Posted By DougK
I've only got a Bessa R, so I guess my vote would...

I've only got a Bessa R, so I guess my vote would be for the R by default. It's probably my favorite camera to shoot with these days because it just feels right.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2011
Replies: 823
Views: 162,706
Posted By DougK
It may be heresy, but I'd love to see a version...

It may be heresy, but I'd love to see a version of their discontinued Bessaflex SLR in Leica R mount. A panoramic RF would also be an interesting camera to work with.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-23-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 13,342
Posted By DougK
Not nearly as many as I used to. I took a couple...

Not nearly as many as I used to. I took a couple of years off from photography and purged a good deal of my collection. Now I'm down to a relative handful:


Bessa R
Olympus XA
Sigma SA-7n SLR
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-20-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 4,312
Posted By DougK
I think it would be nice to focus on rangefinder...

I think it would be nice to focus on rangefinder work in the galleries because that's supposedly the main thrust of the site. That said, I don't mind seeing photos shot with other types of cameras in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By DougK
They are fun, aren't they? Here's a couple from...

They are fun, aren't they? Here's a couple from mine.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/710815533_d1affd042d.jpg?v=0

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1159/711691352_e90fa02d7b.jpg?v=0
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2008
Replies: 187
Views: 30,048
Posted By DougK
Snip: I like it too. I said it on the other...

Snip:
I like it too. I said it on the other thread, but if the image quality is there in the production model, so am I.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 5,187
Posted By DougK
After reading the preview, it looks pretty...

After reading the preview, it looks pretty promising to me. I like the idea of having the viewfinder reflect the chosen aspect ratio. If the image quality is as good as the current 4.3 cameras, I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 8,719
Posted By DougK
I don't buy this. Taking a good digital photo is...

I don't buy this. Taking a good digital photo is every bit as difficult as taking a good film photo. Let's take the example of the M8 and the M7. Aren't both of these cameras essentially manually...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,011
Posted By DougK
I've had the same experience with my Epson 4870.

I've had the same experience with my Epson 4870.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 4,876
Posted By DougK
One from my...

One from my archives...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1103/710818279_5b72e4e926.jpg?v=0
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-29-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,324
Posted By DougK
The only 6x6 cameras I have are TLRs. I used to...

The only 6x6 cameras I have are TLRs. I used to have a Fuji GA645 (still regret selling that) which was wonderful. I still have a Pentax 645 SLR (the first one, not the autofocus 645n or 645nii) with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By DougK
I'll chime in with a vote for the C-7070WZ. I've...

I'll chime in with a vote for the C-7070WZ. I've made some pretty good 11" x 14" prints with it. I only wish it had an EVF like the 8080, instead of the cheezy optical VF that it has, so that I could...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,942
Posted By DougK
I think the idea is to get rid of the mirror, so...

I think the idea is to get rid of the mirror, so it won't be a "reflex" camera any more. Once you do that, then you can shrink the camera quite a bit while keeping the sensor size the same.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By DougK
That sounds right to me, John. I leave mine on...

That sounds right to me, John. I leave mine on that setting most of the time and it seems to work out.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-02-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By DougK
I also have to say that I got really lucky with...

I also have to say that I got really lucky with my camera; it came to me looking and working like new, so I can see how the metering on some Trips might be off. This is the camera that started me on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-02-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By DougK
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments! John,...

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments!

John, If I remember correctly (it's been two or three years since I shot these), the second shot was on the landscape setting; the foreground is a bit soft...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,108
Posted By DougK
It took me quite some time to get used to the...

It took me quite some time to get used to the 28mm length, but now I love it.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By DougK
I've shot slide film in mine, no problems as far...

I've shot slide film in mine, no problems as far as I could tell (the first one is a tad underexposed,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2008
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,750
Posted By DougK
Here's my Seagull 4A-109... it's not fancy, but...

Here's my Seagull 4A-109... it's not fancy, but it takes really nice pictures.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2008
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,093
Posted By DougK
I have several SLRs, but my Pentax MG is my...

I have several SLRs, but my Pentax MG is my favorite. Small, light, and about as unobtrusive as an SLR can get. I usually carry it with 28 mm and 50 mm lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By DougK
I don't usually use 400 speed film, but when I...

I don't usually use 400 speed film, but when I do, it's Fuji Pro 400H.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By DougK
I bought my Fuji Natura S Black from Dirk and...

I bought my Fuji Natura S Black from Dirk and couldn't be more pleased with the service I received. Highly recommended!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By DougK
You are correct; I meant to say "keep detail in...

You are correct; I meant to say "keep detail in the highlights" and somehow my brain crossed signals when I typed my post. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By DougK
Ah, my favorite film! I usually run it through my...

Ah, my favorite film! I usually run it through my cameras at the recommended speed, although you may want to underexpose it slightly to keep detail in the shadows.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By DougK
I used to have one of these cameras and I almost...

I used to have one of these cameras and I almost never used the flash. Unfortunately I can't pull up the manual right now to refresh my memory on how to turn the flash off, but it sounds to me like...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 10,061
Posted By DougK
I originally answered 50/50, but I'm moving more...

I originally answered 50/50, but I'm moving more towards 25% film, 75% digital.
Forum: RFF News 06-25-2008
Replies: 154
Views: 17,097
Posted By DougK
I'm coming in a little bit late on this thread,...

I'm coming in a little bit late on this thread, but what the heck, it's never stopped me before.

I deleted my images here a long time ago mostly because it's such a pain to manage them here....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,075
Posted By DougK
Hmmm. I read the specs and it's like Sigma had me...

Hmmm. I read the specs and it's like Sigma had me and my typical shooting scenario in mind when they designed the DP1. I'd like to reserve judgment on the camera until I can see actual prints at my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 9,798
Posted By DougK
I had a lot of fun shooting with it when I owned...

I had a lot of fun shooting with it when I owned one. I think you'll enjoy it.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-04-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By DougK
Yes, mine liked slide film, too. The first two...

Yes, mine liked slide film, too. The first two shots are on Kodak Elite Chrome 200, the last on Elite Chrome...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By DougK
I don't title my photos anymore, although I may...

I don't title my photos anymore, although I may add details in a caption if I think it necessary. I do create a number of tags for location, date, and people for each photo uploaded to Flickr, though.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-30-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,051
Posted By DougK
Al, you beat me to saying it, although I'll vote...

Al, you beat me to saying it, although I'll vote for colored pencils instead of Craoyla... hey, there's the next "X vs. Y" debate :)
Forum: Travel 11-19-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By DougK
I always agonize over what gear to take on my...

I always agonize over what gear to take on my trips and I always end up taking just a small, quality P&S, plenty of film or digital storage, and sometimes a pocket tripod.

EDIT: For me, the focus is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By DougK
A wider focal length also gives you a little more...

A wider focal length also gives you a little more shutter-speed leeway before camera shake sets in.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-15-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 4,532
Posted By DougK
Somebody has to mention it sooner or later... how...

Somebody has to mention it sooner or later... how about a Lubitel 166U? I can't think of a lighter-weight or cheaper TLR. It can be tough to find one that works well, but if you do, they're capable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By DougK
I live in Westlake (just west of Cleveland) and...

I live in Westlake (just west of Cleveland) and work downtown.

There are a great many shots to be found in the immediate downtown area. Because you'll be in Cleveland Heights I'd suggest Coventry...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By DougK
I rarely see what's outside the frame line and...

I rarely see what's outside the frame line and for the same reason: I wear glasses. I do like the brighter view of things through an RF viewfinder, though, and find that to be a bigger advantage.
Forum: Olympus RF 11-08-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 6,969
Posted By DougK
I probably wouldn't have said this when I was a...

I probably wouldn't have said this when I was a newbie rangefinder convert, but I now agree, the essential process is the same, particularly if you shoot mostly wide angles. My favorite focal length...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,391
Posted By DougK
A tripod/support would help a great deal, I...

A tripod/support would help a great deal, I think. An alternative approach is to see how these shots look in black-and-white. I sometimes find that when I take what I think will be a really cool...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-02-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 8,752
Posted By DougK
I've been playing with cameras and taking...

I've been playing with cameras and taking snapshots on vacation since I was around 9 or so but I didn't start shooting regularly and seriously until I was 30 and inherited my dad's Pentax K1000...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By DougK
Congratulations, Brett! I saw that photo on...

Congratulations, Brett! I saw that photo on Flickr the other day and thought it would make an excellent print. Nice to know I was right.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-30-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,174
Posted By DougK
According to the DC Resource review...

According to the DC Resource review (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_g9-review/index.shtml), you can attach filters with a conversion accessory but no remote release is available.
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By DougK
Part of it is probably the f/1.8 lens...

Part of it is probably the f/1.8 lens (disclaimer: I don't own the 5050 but I do own the similar 7070WZ).

EDIT: I also wish the 7070 had kept the fast lens, but oh well.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2007
Replies: 193
Views: 22,858
Posted By DougK
No worries, Will, I was pretty sure that's what...

No worries, Will, I was pretty sure that's what you meant, but I wanted to clarify the point a bit.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-24-2007
Replies: 193
Views: 22,858
Posted By DougK
I started photography with film cameras and just...

I started photography with film cameras and just couldn't get the hang of anything, then I bought a digital camera. Because the feedback loop between action and result was so much faster than the...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-24-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 11,151
Posted By DougK
I don't find the gallery hard to upload to or to...

I don't find the gallery hard to upload to or to navigate. I have found that most of my shots, after editing, resizing, and compressing, come out to about 400K; trying to fit them into 300K files or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By DougK
I tried to read this, but I lasted about a...

I tried to read this, but I lasted about a paragraph. Maybe I'll try again before bedtime to make sure I can sleep tonight.
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-23-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 11,151
Posted By DougK
I stopped posting images in the RFF gallery...

I stopped posting images in the RFF gallery because I have all my photos worth posting online on Flickr and it's too much trouble to resize my photos just to upload here. I don't mind posting a link...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-19-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,549
Posted By DougK
If you're really interested in digital, it's not...

If you're really interested in digital, it's not like the only choice you have is between some variety of expensive DRF and some variety of expensive DSLR. The so-called "prosumer" cameras are quite...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,042
Posted By DougK
Here's one from a while...

Here's one from a while back.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1058/710796921_1636a3895a_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,825
Posted By DougK
Wayne has a point... a Pentax system would be a...

Wayne has a point... a Pentax system would be a good choice, although it would not meet your removable back criteria.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,758
Posted By DougK
I've never shot Portra in 35mm but have used it a...

I've never shot Portra in 35mm but have used it a fair amount in medium format. I shoot it at ISO 160 and haven't had any issues. The colors are much more true-to-life, which I think is kind of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-15-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By DougK
A digital XPan would be a wonderful thing...

A digital XPan would be a wonderful thing...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-14-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,953
Posted By DougK
Nice work, Chris!

Nice work, Chris!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,515
Posted By DougK
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1358/711694660_5ef0...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1358/711694660_5ef01e88df_o.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,197
Posted By DougK
I still use my Olympus C-7070WZ a fair amount. ...

I still use my Olympus C-7070WZ a fair amount. It's produced some beautiful 11" x 14" prints for me. Here's a couple of shots from mine (downsized for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,515
Posted By DougK
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1270/1351113556_52f...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1270/1351113556_52fe55418d_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 6,729
Posted By DougK
Full disclosure: shot with a Fuji GA645 (film is...

Full disclosure: shot with a Fuji GA645 (film is Fuji NPH 400).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1178/711690648_57cb368ad3_o.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2007
Replies: 109
Views: 7,746
Posted By DougK
I like them all, but I went with Eggleston. I'm...

I like them all, but I went with Eggleston. I'm a big fan of color photography and something in the way he uses color really appeals to me, plus I like the character of his portraits.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 10-09-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,985
Posted By DougK
I wonder what it must feel like to shoot photos...

I wonder what it must feel like to shoot photos day after day for a living, walk into the office one day, and have them toss you a cheap camera and say "Go crazy with it."

EDIT: Quite frankly, I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,552
Posted By DougK
Go for it, you won't regret it. The dumbest...

Go for it, you won't regret it. The dumbest thing I ever did, photographically speaking, was selling my Fuji GA645. While not a rangefinder, it filled the same niche that the Mamiya rangefinders...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-05-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,296
Posted By DougK
According to American Photo, it's won an Editor's...

According to American Photo, it's won an Editor's Choice award for 2007; click here (http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/4250/editors-choice-2007-digital-compacts-sigma-dp-1-page5.html) to read the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-04-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,453
Posted By DougK
160 NC is simply gorgeous in medium format. ...

160 NC is simply gorgeous in medium format. Here's a couple of...
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