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Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-10-2009
Replies: 823
Views: 163,102
Posted By fgianni
Second that! No need for AF, MF is fine.

Second that! No need for AF, MF is fine.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-07-2009
Replies: 218
Views: 28,824
Posted By fgianni
Ha! Pepsi MAX owns both of them! ;)

Ha!

Pepsi MAX owns both of them! ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By fgianni
I would consider my R-D1 high ISO performance no...

I would consider my R-D1 high ISO performance no more than average.
I still prefer it to the M8 high ISO, but any half decent modern DSLR is better.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-01-2009
Replies: 17
Poll: Rd-2...
Views: 3,680
Posted By fgianni
I voted 2, but I am aware it's just wishful...

I voted 2, but I am aware it's just wishful thinking.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,378
Posted By fgianni
This is quite a pearl in the translated...

This is quite a pearl in the translated page:
"Lever switch in the left part of the warship"
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,378
Posted By fgianni
I think it's Brilliant news. There is a market,...

I think it's Brilliant news.

There is a market, Epson realised that people are buying used R-D1 cameras for $1700-1800 on ebay, and decided to offer an alternative, now for $200-300 more than used ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-26-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 3,996
Posted By fgianni
Funny, the R-D1 seems to generate more interest...

Funny, the R-D1 seems to generate more interest now than when it first came out!

Maybe Epson and Cosina could be convinced to start working on a R-D2?
I'd like a better digital RF, but the M8 feels...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-17-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,911
Posted By fgianni
Erm, IQ almost the same of a LF camera? I am a...

Erm, IQ almost the same of a LF camera?

I am a big fan of my DP1, and the foveon images have a certain uniqueness, difficult to explain, but certainly more pleasing than Bayer images. Also the lens...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-13-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 6,438
Posted By fgianni
Right, we have not one but TWO photographers...

Right, we have not one but TWO photographers testifying that they have never been stopped!
It so obviously follows it's all hysteria and all the other photographers in the country can rest assured,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,911
Posted By fgianni
I love the image quality with good light, the...

I love the image quality with good light, the lens is as sharp as any of my M mount lenses, really it's the only way to get an image quality comparable to a DSLR in your pocket.

Now the bad: it's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-05-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 6,438
Posted By fgianni
LMAO .

LMAO .
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-04-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By fgianni
Ouch! Nuff said.

Ouch!

Nuff said.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,543
Posted By fgianni
Anything in the UK?

Anything in the UK?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-08-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By fgianni
The IQ of your M8 runs circles around the R-D1 at...

The IQ of your M8 runs circles around the R-D1 at about any ISO speed below 1600, it is only fair that us R-D1 owners have something to be proud of (beside the ergonomics of course)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 13,512
Posted By fgianni
His articles are actually quite interesting and...

His articles are actually quite interesting and worth reading, just remove the crap about "Leica is the best".
Anyway I remeber him reluctantly admitting that the CV 50mm 3.5 Heliar was, "very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 15,095
Posted By fgianni
Tri X is a great film, however remember that down...

Tri X is a great film, however remember that down there sunny 16 is sometimes more like sunny 32
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 26,563
Posted By fgianni
As far as I care about names, they can even call...

As far as I care about names, they can even call it Holga II.

But I share your concerns about price and pockets.
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2008
Replies: 143
Views: 10,034
Posted By fgianni
Not sure what the problem is, since no one can...

Not sure what the problem is, since no one can trace the answer to the person.
I am curious however on how 2 people with less than $32000 income could afford an M8.

I am asking because my income is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,146
Posted By fgianni
For an amateur camera, too much expensive is...

For an amateur camera, too much expensive is anything that costs more than what's left of your disposable income.

For a pro camera, too expensive is anything that won't let you recover the money...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By fgianni
That would be admitting that Epson was right...

That would be admitting that Epson was right (with the R-D1) and they were wrong with the M8 (at least on this account)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,201
Posted By fgianni
I wonder how many people will notice it's not...

I wonder how many people will notice it's not really f1.4, if CV make their current 50mm nokton in M mount, and rebadge it with f1.4
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-10-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,878
Posted By fgianni
You ba5tards stop it right now! I can't afford...

You ba5tards stop it right now!

I can't afford another lens!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,549
Posted By fgianni
That is Stephanie. I must say that it is true...

That is Stephanie.

I must say that it is true for most of the HDR images I have seen.
But the few that are not overdone are really good!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-07-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 13,327
Posted By fgianni
I cast my vote for the Certo Six

I cast my vote for the Certo Six
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-05-2008
Replies: 118
Views: 8,012
Posted By fgianni
I too hold a certain interest regarding the...

I too hold a certain interest regarding the falling price of the R-D1, my concern is that is not falling fast enough to allow me to pick up another body anytime soon.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By fgianni
Guess what? A bay 1 rollei hood fits my Autocord...

Guess what?
A bay 1 rollei hood fits my Autocord CDS Model III like a glove.
I think that other Autocord models should be compatible as well.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By fgianni
Thanks a lot Robin, you must be a Google master!

Thanks a lot Robin, you must be a Google master!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By fgianni
C41 126 film processing in the UK?

Anyone knows a lab, in the UK, that can process C41 126 film at decent prices?
The cheapest price I have found is £15 developing only, which seems a bit steep considering that the film should fit in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-05-2008
Replies: 118
Views: 11,186
Posted By fgianni
With the exception of the DP1 ;)

With the exception of the DP1 ;)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-16-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,078
Posted By fgianni
Hey, that's me! I ordered mine yesterday,...

Hey, that's me!

I ordered mine yesterday, essentially the only reason is the APS sizes sensor, together with a good lens gives an image quality comparable to a DSLR, but in a shirt pocket size...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,078
Posted By fgianni
That's me, how I love my Certo Six! Now we need...

That's me, how I love my Certo Six!
Now we need to convince fuji to release their folder.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,078
Posted By fgianni
For what I read looks like the camera has been...

For what I read looks like the camera has been designed by someone with no experience in photography!
Still I plan to get it for the Image Quality alone.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-10-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,301
Posted By fgianni
The Minolta TC-1 is one of the best compact...

The Minolta TC-1 is one of the best compact cameras ever, has a 28mm lens with a f3.5 maximum aperture, was selling for over $1000, and wasn't considered VERY limited.

The DP1 is only about 1/3 stop...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 7,522
Posted By fgianni
Probably not, but the main difference I see...

Probably not, but the main difference I see between Chis and Joyce in Finnegans Wake, is that I can understand what Chris says.

Maybe I am just ignorant and illiterate.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 7,522
Posted By fgianni
His pics are bloody good. His writing, I can...

His pics are bloody good.
His writing, I can understand.
The rest, I don't care.

Just my 2c
Forum: Off Topic 04-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By fgianni
Remeber that China is not a democracy, it's the...

Remeber that China is not a democracy, it's the government we want to hit, not the people.
Forum: Off Topic 04-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By fgianni
I know this is not a political forum

But I really hope that Californian people do even better than the French and the Brits when the olympic torch goes their way.

And I hope there will be some good pictures here after that.

Both...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-19-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By fgianni
I have the Sigma SD14 (identical sensor) and at...

I have the Sigma SD14 (identical sensor) and at high ISO, depending on the lighting conditions, it produces some horrible low frequency chroma noise, that is very difficult to handle (not a problem...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-18-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By fgianni
Well, it hasn't got a red dot, that's a very...

Well, it hasn't got a red dot, that's a very serious handicap!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,534
Posted By fgianni
It used to happen quite often in Italy, however...

It used to happen quite often in Italy, however now Italy has to abide to very strict EU rules about market competition, so I don't think this sort of things can happen anymore.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By fgianni
The lens is 16.5mm, which with the 1.7 crop...

The lens is 16.5mm, which with the 1.7 crop factor of the Foveon X3 sensor, is equivalent to 28mm in 35mm terms
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,171
Posted By fgianni
Should someone be interested in knowing a bit...

Should someone be interested in knowing a bit more about the Foveon sensor in the DP1, here is an interesting article:

http://www.ddisoftware.com/sd14-5d/

The comparison is for the Sigma SD14,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By fgianni
Mine focuses close past the 0.75 mark, I would...

Mine focuses close past the 0.75 mark, I would guess to about 0.7, It's the one with the built in hood.
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,337
Posted By fgianni
Ah, Brazil, i haven't watched in a while, time to...

Ah, Brazil, i haven't watched in a while, time to get the DVD out again.

Best Bloody film ever, "George Orwell meets the Monty Phyton", pure genius from Terry Gilliam.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 2,116
Posted By fgianni
I have a couple of friends of Chinese origin, and...

I have a couple of friends of Chinese origin, and bought a few items from Hong Kong, do I qualify?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
Posted By fgianni
Nice idea, can I ask you a couple of...

Nice idea, can I ask you a couple of questions.

Where did you get the prism?
To which focal lenght does the FOV compare?

Thanks
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 2,116
Posted By fgianni
Yes, he has an extremely effective way of getting...

Yes, he has an extremely effective way of getting rid of competitors.
Give him two years as a chief executive, and Leica will be the only camera brand left!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 6,244
Posted By fgianni
True but I would be really surprised if anyone...

True but I would be really surprised if anyone could spot such a tiny distortion that only happens in the far corners without the help of some instrument.
I think that, for all practical purpose, the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-21-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,505
Posted By fgianni
I am sure I will get one of the MC in the coming...

I am sure I will get one of the MC in the coming weeks, the question is, does the SC differ enough to justify the purchase of both?

Selling my 35 Cron 4th should fund both easily.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,654
Posted By fgianni
Erm, I am confused, why do you need a rangefinder...

Erm, I am confused, why do you need a rangefinder to focus a TLR?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By fgianni
If you want "the king of bokeh" I will gladily...

If you want "the king of bokeh" I will gladily sell you mine, only be warned that the bokeh os just OK, and the lens is just OK, overall an average performer at a premium price.
It must be the most...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-14-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By fgianni
Maybe because it's lighter, and 75mm is very...

Maybe because it's lighter, and 75mm is very difficult to focus at 1.4, so you end up not using it wide open most of the times anyway.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-14-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,505
Posted By fgianni
WOW! That's about 250, I could sell my overrated...

WOW! That's about 250, I could sell my overrated and overpriced Cron 35 4th and give the best possible answer to the question "SC or MC?"
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,505
Posted By fgianni
Anyone has a link to sample pictures taken with...

Anyone has a link to sample pictures taken with it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
This may well be true, but please consider that...

This may well be true, but please consider that gays and lesbian have been subjected to much hate, discrimination and persecution in the not so distant past (and even now in some countries being gay...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Can't argue with that.

Can't argue with that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
On the contrary, an individual that understands...

On the contrary, an individual that understands that his religion is his chosen way to fortify and improve his soul has much more value than one that believes that his religion owns The Truth.

If...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-12-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,505
Posted By fgianni
If the Bokeh is good enough, and the lens is half...

If the Bokeh is good enough, and the lens is half as sharp as the 40mm Nokton I am going to get rid of my terribly overrated 35/2 v4
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Hi Roger Well I still think that if I decide to...

Hi Roger

Well I still think that if I decide to offer a service to the public (which I won't since my photographs are rubbish enough that it would be ripping people off), then I will consider my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Roger Of course what you say makes sense, but I...

Roger

Of course what you say makes sense, but I was not arguing about rejecting a job for technical reasons, that is perfectly reasonable to me.

You are right about the slippery slope too, that's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Roger, while your point seems very reasonable,...

Roger, while your point seems very reasonable, there is still one thing that bugs me.
If you allow businesses to turn down customers on this sort of grounds, where do you stop?

A photographer can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Well, if you are prepared to accept that someone...

Well, if you are prepared to accept that someone will also be allowed to reject black people because they are black, and jews because they are jews then at least the playing field is level.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,842
Posted By fgianni
Assuming the article is real, the question is:...

Assuming the article is real, the question is: "is it reasonable for a commercial photographer to refuse his services based on his/her beliefs?"

Before answering, thing about a white photographer...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-06-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,106
Posted By fgianni
Is it still possible to find them?

Is it still possible to find them?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-03-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 11,696
Posted By fgianni
I don't own the 1Ds Mk2 nor the M8 (at least not...

I don't own the 1Ds Mk2 nor the M8 (at least not until my R-D1 packs up) but for what I have seen so far the 1Ds Mk2 seems to run circles around anything that is not at least MF, (and I think it is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,063
Posted By fgianni
Now what we really need is a hacked firmware that...

Now what we really need is a hacked firmware that allows saving images in RAW format, this is the only thing that I dont like about my F31 (ok, maybe together with the too long wide end)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-27-2007
Replies: 209
Views: 29,376
Posted By fgianni
And what you call SOFA if it is not soft, HOFA?

And what you call SOFA if it is not soft, HOFA?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 11,892
Posted By fgianni
As a general rule the only cameras that should be...

As a general rule the only cameras that should be shot in jpeg mode are the ones that don't support RAW.

With RAW you can easily fix even 1 stop of underexposure, and sometimes up to 1/3 stop of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-21-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By fgianni
Looks like your Certo Six needs a CLA

Looks like your Certo Six needs a CLA
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By fgianni
Grab yourself an used R-D1, they go for about...

Grab yourself an used R-D1, they go for about 800, $1500 now, so you can enjoy your Leica lenses and shoot pretty good ISO 1600 pictures (definitely miles better than any ISO 1600 C41 film), or even...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-07-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 26,101
Posted By fgianni
There you...

There you go:

http://www.certo6.com/images/certo6instrux/CertoSixInstructions.pdf

Great camera, I really enjoy mine.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-31-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By fgianni
Lightzone all the way for me!

Lightzone all the way for me!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 5,744
Posted By fgianni
Why only for those who don't use photoshop? I use...

Why only for those who don't use photoshop? I use CS2 and VueScan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By fgianni
Not my cup of tea, but an interesting...

Not my cup of tea, but an interesting documentary, definitely worth seeing, thanks for the link.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-14-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By fgianni
I too can't see the point of upgrading,...

I too can't see the point of upgrading, expecially since I can use it with the Bessa L for an ultra light setup, scale focusing with a 21mm is not an issue at all.
About LTM adapters I have almost...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 5,369
Posted By fgianni
I can't agree with this, you are supposed to look...

I can't agree with this, you are supposed to look around you, use your brains, and make up your own mind, not just believing what you are told.

If you take your line of reasoning to the extreme,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 5,369
Posted By fgianni
If truth is the first victim of the war, it looks...

If truth is the first victim of the war, it looks like the english language is the second, unless he died doing some heroic act above and beyond the call of duty of any soldier, he is not a hero.

He...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,053
Posted By fgianni
Well Nixon wasn't a cold blooded murderer, but...

Well Nixon wasn't a cold blooded murderer, but his main legacy (the american health system) has certainly costed, and is costing, the life of several americans.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-11-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,869
Posted By fgianni
Try shooting one entire day on the M8 without...

Try shooting one entire day on the M8 without ever chimping at the LCD.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-11-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,869
Posted By fgianni
Well it all depends on the level of disposable...

Well it all depends on the level of disposable income of the buyer.

Since I am not rich, and I would have to save for a while to get one, I want more for my money, and I am not prepared to put the...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 8,193
Posted By fgianni
Best Laptop for photo editing?

Ok, my old Acer TravelMate 8004 is starting to show its age, and the screen is dreadful for photo editing (after calibration it still has very little accuracy).

I am starting to think about...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-10-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,936
Posted By fgianni
Disassembling a Minolta TC-1

I was foolish enugh to keep my Minolta TC-1 in my trousers pocket without a case, what happened is that a lot of dust and other "stuff" (even a small hair) ended up in the viewfinder, while this does...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,384
Posted By fgianni
You'll be lucky to get a decent one at that...

You'll be lucky to get a decent one at that price. They are extremely rare.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,384
Posted By fgianni
If you really want a cheap Bessa II maybe you...

If you really want a cheap Bessa II maybe you shoud wait for one with the vaskar to come up, the lens is a triplet but people swear the image quality is on par with the more expensive ones.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By fgianni
If you want LTM conpatibility you have to go...

If you want LTM conpatibility you have to go either fed or zorki

If youwant a contax mount then the kievs are your only option (not a bad option at all)
Forum: RFF Polls 09-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By fgianni
No Way! I am ok with a Planar in front of one of...

No Way!
I am ok with a Planar in front of one of my eyes, but I'll never accept an Heidosmat in front of the other!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,393
Posted By fgianni
Of course with the R-D1 a 35mm f1 would be...

Of course with the R-D1 a 35mm f1 would be better, maybe they'll make one sometimes (keep dreaming)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,393
Posted By fgianni
But the 0.95 makes me drool drool drool :D

But the 0.95 makes me drool drool drool :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-05-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,393
Posted By fgianni
And you didn't get it for $300 :eek: Damn I...

And you didn't get it for $300 :eek:

Damn I would definitely pay $300 for one those, even more, why don't you buy it for $300 and sell it to me for profit? :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-05-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,393
Posted By fgianni
Drooooooooooooooooool

Drooooooooooooooooool
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,449
Posted By fgianni
I alway wonder why a lot of people seems unable...

I alway wonder why a lot of people seems unable to argue about some controversial stuff without starting to throw insults at each other (I am as guilty as many others on that account).

It was a...
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2007
Replies: 98
Views: 4,652
Posted By fgianni
I always considered trial by jury very risky for...

I always considered trial by jury very risky for justice, juries tend to be emotional, and to follow gut feelings, and when you are dealing with the death of a 19 yr old is difficult to suppress your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By fgianni
well if you don't really want it, buy it and sell...

well if you don't really want it, buy it and sell it to me for a (hopefully modest) profit ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 7,660
Posted By fgianni
I have heard good things about the Flexaret, but...

I have heard good things about the Flexaret, but never owned one, another cheap options could be a Minolta Autocord, not as good as a Planar/Xenotar but pretty close, and the focusing lever is sooo...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-07-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,869
Posted By fgianni
On bang for the bucks I agree 110%, but not...

On bang for the bucks I agree 110%, but not necessarily in absolute quality terms, that's why I haven't voted.

The R-D1 has a superb handling, and an adequate image quality.
The M8 has superb image...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-07-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 53,869
Posted By fgianni
A camera that handles like the R-D1 and has an...

A camera that handles like the R-D1 and has an image quality comparable to the M8 but with a full frame sensor.
What are the chances of this happening in my lifetime?
Forum: Off Topic 08-06-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By fgianni
LMAO....................

LMAO....................
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-31-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By fgianni
I think shipping is not an issue, for that kind...

I think shipping is not an issue, for that kind of money the collector/museum will send someone to collect in person.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-24-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 6,327
Posted By fgianni
Out of my cold, dead hands! :D

Out of my cold, dead hands! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By fgianni
question about diafine diluition

The Massive Dev Chart

http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.html

Suggest Diafine to get good pictorial results with COpex Rapid rated at ISO 100, however it also suggests a diluition of 1+50 for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By fgianni
My flatbed hasn't got a very high resolution, and...

My flatbed hasn't got a very high resolution, and for negatives so small I think I would need all the 7200 dpi that the plustek can give me, I guess there must be a way to make a sort of thin...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By fgianni
I wonder the same thing, how am I going to scan...

I wonder the same thing, how am I going to scan the damn negatives, it is not as if I can buy a 8x11 film holder for my Plustek 35mm scanner!

Damn, what have I got into?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-13-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By fgianni
I can't believe I did this

Just got a Minox TLX off the evil bay, a bloody 200 gas attack, and I know very little about it!

Any expert around?
Whats the best film to use with it, and is it possible to get decent quality...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By fgianni
Not exactly dead-set, but Diafine has a very long...

Not exactly dead-set, but Diafine has a very long life, and being a digital user, I don't develop much film, so a developer with a life of one year+ is a definite bonus, and the only one I know is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By fgianni
Delta 100 + diafine?

Anyone tried this combination?

It looks it's the only B&W film I can find in 8x11 format, does Diafine give decent results with it?

Thanks
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-10-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 6,327
Posted By fgianni
You just won a prize for the understatement of...

You just won a prize for the understatement of the month! ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By fgianni
One is attached to my M4P at the moment.

One is attached to my M4P at the moment.
Forum: RFF News 07-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,760
Posted By fgianni
Well done! Warmest congratulations, and kep it...

Well done!

Warmest congratulations, and kep it up!
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By fgianni
http://www.uber.com/calimero Not much, but...

http://www.uber.com/calimero

Not much, but comments welcome!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By fgianni
Is there any chance you can post a comparison...

Is there any chance you can post a comparison between the two?
I sold my CV 40 MC because of the harsh Bokeh, but if the SC is smoother I will definitely consider getting one.

After selling the CV I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By fgianni
If size is your main concern then you can't beat...

If size is your main concern then you can't beat the VC 40, very sharp lens, the only downside is a quite a harsh bokeh, but if you can leave with it the lens is really great.

The VC 50 has a better...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-09-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,111
Posted By fgianni
Why buying an F31 when you already have an F30?...

Why buying an F31 when you already have an F30? They are nearly identical.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By fgianni
In reality Adobe RGB will only make rendering...

In reality Adobe RGB will only make rendering more complex without any advantage unless you own an extremely expensive adobe RGB compatible monitor, and most printers have a gamut that is even...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-07-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,111
Posted By fgianni
I own both a F31 and ad Panny LX1, and I'd say...

I own both a F31 and ad Panny LX1, and I'd say they complement each other very well, of course the fact that The F31 can't shoot RAW is a big minus, but straight out of the camera it produces better...
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By fgianni
Oh well, 12345 seems to work ok, maybe I sould...

Oh well, 12345 seems to work ok, maybe I sould have put the more artistic 01123.
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By fgianni
Looks like the site is only for US residents :(

Looks like the site is only for US residents :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By fgianni
Well looks like that my silly challenge has...

Well looks like that my silly challenge has attracted an incredible amout of interest :D
So to stop you guys from struggling to contain your indifference here is the answer.

Its a Revue cam-watch...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By fgianni
It's got a proper lens, one shutter speed but 3...

It's got a proper lens, one shutter speed but 3 aperture settings
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By fgianni
It fits in the cardboard box for the film it...

It fits in the cardboard box for the film it uses, and it is a very small box.

Anyone else wants to have a go?

I'll post the answer tomorrow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By fgianni
Talking Silly challenge to fellow group members

I have a film camera which, loaded with film, fits inside the standard film box, who can identify it first?

The box is the standard cardboard box for one film, not a multibox.
The film canister fits...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,305
Posted By fgianni
Hmm I own the 35 2 4th, and I think the lens is a...

Hmm I own the 35 2 4th, and I think the lens is a bit overrated, now since I'd like to get a faster lens, I could either get the VC 1.2 (big and bulky) and keep the 35 2 4th as a normal walk around...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By fgianni
That is my problem Didier, my R-D1 is Spot-on...

That is my problem Didier, my R-D1 is Spot-on with my Lux 75 at close up and infinity, however can see a slight effect of focus drift at mid-distance, and my Cron 35 front focuses a little bit, while...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,198
Posted By fgianni
I think is more like the other way round, the M8...

I think is more like the other way round, the M8 is making Digital Photography more popular among RF users. :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-23-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 5,796
Posted By fgianni
You may want to improve the coating on those...

You may want to improve the coating on those holes, there seem to be some flare :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-22-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,961
Posted By fgianni
Considering that I have two left hands, and 10...

Considering that I have two left hands, and 10 thumbs, that for me means $60 for ten sets of seals, and about 2 weeks of my time :D
Forum: Nikon RF 06-22-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By fgianni
Me too, expecially apple pie!

Me too, expecially apple pie!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By fgianni
Me too, I have a Diana, but just won a Diana F on...

Me too, I have a Diana, but just won a Diana F on the boy, if I find the bulbs I want to see how flash pictures look like.

Also I want to try one of the low quality Diana clones as soon as I get my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-14-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By fgianni
You would be mad to get rid of the F30, they cost...

You would be mad to get rid of the F30, they cost next to nothing, and on image quality (even at low iso) give a good run for their money to much more expensive cameras.

Certainly my F31 at iso 100...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By fgianni
The F30-F31 is probabl ythe most amazing digital...

The F30-F31 is probabl ythe most amazing digital P&S available, images are very clean up to USO 400, still good at 800, usable for small prints at 1600 and still somehow acceptable (as an emergency...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
Mark We all know that changing everything ain't...

Mark

We all know that changing everything ain't gonna happen, however being aware of the issue and changing some of hour habits to reduce the carbon footprint can't do much harm.

Need a car for...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
With one difference, doing nothing or trying to...

With one difference, doing nothing or trying to cut back on emissions are two choices open to anyone, but faith is a more elusive issue, if you don't have it, you can't simply say "oh well it is more...
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
You know, to me here is the heart of the issue,...

You know, to me here is the heart of the issue, there are several indications that human activity may cause dramatic chenges to the environment, but there is not yet a strong enough proof, so let's...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
Joining Greenpeace is not such a silly thing to...

Joining Greenpeace is not such a silly thing to do (altought I don't agree with some of their methods)

A digital camera to use for the rest of your life? If you have even a 5 year old digicam and it...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
Actually there is a lot of truth here, some...

Actually there is a lot of truth here, some mathematicians consider maths more like a rigorous language that a science, we could see it as the language spoken by scientists.
But of course it is just...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
Very wise point, a lot of people think that...

Very wise point, a lot of people think that believing in God and being religious are the same thing, others believe that religion does not come from God, it comes from men.

It is a distinction worth...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
True Gabriel, but if you read my post carefully...

True Gabriel, but if you read my post carefully you will notice that I did not say that mathemathics can prove everything, Goedel actually proved that any (non trivial) formal system is incomplete,...
Forum: Off Topic 06-07-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,601
Posted By fgianni
Not completely true A theory is supported by...

Not completely true

A theory is supported by observation, but even an extremely high number of observation does not equate to a proof.

Take Newton dynamics, you can make millions of observations...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-05-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 6,541
Posted By fgianni
Yes great lens, and it performs very well also on...

Yes great lens, and it performs very well also on my R-D1
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By fgianni
Hey what are you waiting for, the ONLY autofocus...

Hey what are you waiting for, the ONLY autofocus M8 ever produced and you don't rush bidding for it?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-02-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,858
Posted By fgianni
Agfa Scala, lots of fun.

Agfa Scala, lots of fun.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-24-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,950
Posted By fgianni
Why? It was starting to be quite amusing!

Why? It was starting to be quite amusing!
Forum: Off Topic 05-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By fgianni
Yipee, I got a letter from customs today, my...

Yipee, I got a letter from customs today, my refund for VAT has been accepted!
So in the end I ended up losing only a fiver for DHL clearing, not bad at all!

Thanks all for the advice.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By fgianni
Another vote for Tomoko Uemura in her bath, but...

Another vote for Tomoko Uemura in her bath, but all the Minamata series is really memorable.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By fgianni
Raid It really depends on what you want from the...

Raid

It really depends on what you want from the camera, there are always compromises, big zoom compacts usually have a lot of distortion and purple fringing, so go for one only if you really need...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By fgianni
Thanks Louis

Thanks Louis
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By fgianni
Aaaargh! :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Aaaargh! :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By fgianni
Robert, if you find someone able to repair the...

Robert, if you find someone able to repair the R-D1 in the UK please let us know, I have a feeling that, sooner or later, they are all going to fail, and I won't mind having an address to sent it to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,562
Posted By fgianni
I got a pretty good Yashica T5 on a second chance...

I got a pretty good Yashica T5 on a second chance offer, of course the seller had 100% feedback over more than 200 sales.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-11-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
Now BJP did a test of the SD14, and according to...

Now BJP did a test of the SD14, and according to them does not seem to be bad at all, so maybe AP really did end up with a defective sample.
Quite surprising at ISO100 the dynamic range is less than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,000
Posted By fgianni
Dunno about the 2nd mortgage, you can find the...

Dunno about the 2nd mortgage, you can find the STF for about 700, so the prices are quite similar.

The Nikkor lets you choose between smooth background OR foreground, the STF gives you smooth...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-10-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By fgianni
Lens design of Sigma DP1?

The japanese website states that it is a 6 Elements in 5 groups lens, and has at least one aspherical element. The focal lenght is 16.6mm to provide an equivalent FOV of 28mm with the 1.7 crop factor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,000
Posted By fgianni
Not sure about using a dslr with it, the lens is...

Not sure about using a dslr with it, the lens is probably not easy to focus even with a full frame SLR and a split image focusing screen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 5,000
Posted By fgianni
If there is such a thing as the king of bokes...

If there is such a thing as the king of bokes it's gotta be the SONY 135 f2.8 STF, unfortunately you'll need a minolta SLR for it. :(...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,020
Posted By fgianni
I got one a couple of years ago, could not get...

I got one a couple of years ago, could not get a good scan with silverfast, but with vuescan I can even get decent scans out of kodachromes; for B&W and colour negatives is the best value scanner...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 6,020
Posted By fgianni
I got one a couple of years ago, could not get...

I got one a couple of years ago, could not get a good scan with silverfast, but with vuescan I can even get decent scans out of kodachromes; for B&W and colour negatives is the best value scanner...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By fgianni
When libraries require a certain size in MB, they...

When libraries require a certain size in MB, they usually mean 8bit uncompressed TIFF.
Even so in tems of pixels 50mb/3 (24 bit per pixel) = 16.7 Mpixels
AFAIK only MF backs can reach that kind of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
AP has reviewed the SD-14, and it looks really...

AP has reviewed the SD-14, and it looks really bad, at this point I am having second toughts on the DP-1.
Keeping an eye on the SIGMA forum on dpreview I discovered that Sigma seems to have produced...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-04-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
I am not so sure about the sharpness of the XA,...

I am not so sure about the sharpness of the XA, decent but could not compare with my SLR primes, certainly my TC-1 is miles sharper, thats why I sold the XA and kept the TC-1, but I may have just had...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-03-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
Ouch, I am not anymore so sure I am going to get...

Ouch, I am not anymore so sure I am going to get one straight away.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-02-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
The price tag was given by a SIgma representative...

The price tag was given by a SIgma representative at PMA as being "below $1000"
This may easily mean 750 in the UK and 1000EUR elsewhere in Europe.
So it aint going to be cheap!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-02-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By fgianni
If only it was as reliable as it is good! I dread...

If only it was as reliable as it is good!
I dread the moment when my one (left) RD1 will die and I'll be forced to pay trough my nose for a camera with only marginally better image quality and...
Forum: Off Topic 05-02-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By fgianni
Be careful when accepting returns from outside the EU!

A while ago I sold a summilux 75 to a forum member in the USA, to my best knowledge the lens is spotless and focuses correctly with both my M4-P and my two R-D1, however the buyer found that the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-02-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
I am afraid that innovation at the lens design...

I am afraid that innovation at the lens design level is strongly constrained by the physical characteristics of the different types of glass available, as far as I know Sigma is not capable of...
Forum: Off Topic 05-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By fgianni
The RF must be very accurate, it seems to have a...

The RF must be very accurate, it seems to have a reasonable baselenght.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 05-01-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
That kind of noise seem to be more an artifact of...

That kind of noise seem to be more an artifact of the Sigma SPP software than anything else, X3F raw files processed with other software like DCRAW don't show any green...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By fgianni
Wanna talk about idiots? Once I was out shooting...

Wanna talk about idiots?

Once I was out shooting with my Minolta autocord, I had recently aquired an autopole for it (linear polarizer that covers both lenses with a mechanism that turns both...
Forum: Off Topic 04-26-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By fgianni
I think Peter was referring to full frame sensors...

I think Peter was referring to full frame sensors like the one in the 5D.

The Foveon sensor as well seem to behave very badly with light at an angle, hopefully the f4 lens in the DP1 has been...
Forum: Off Topic 04-26-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By fgianni
Just remember that the Foveon sensor is a very...

Just remember that the Foveon sensor is a very different beast compared to a similar bayer sensor, at low ISO it seems to outperform the bayer for sharpness and detail captured, however high iso...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-25-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By fgianni
Yes I think Simon is the living proof that the...

Yes I think Simon is the living proof that the quality of the camera has no impact whatsoever on the quality of the picture, the photographer is what it counts!

(Damn can't blame my tools anymore...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-25-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By fgianni
More reliable than an R-D1 and 1/100 of the price...

More reliable than an R-D1 and 1/100 of the price ;-)
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-25-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
Here is a stress test that compares the Foveon...

Here is a stress test that compares the Foveon sensors (SD14) with two Bayer sensors (D2X & S3Pro).

Of course the patterns in the stress test are unlikely to happen under normal shooting conditions,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
The problem is lens design restrictions: Compact...

The problem is lens design restrictions:

Compact cameras tend to have the lens quite close to the film plane, this leads to the light hitting the film at quite a steep angle, and digital sensors...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
While it's true that the foveon sensor is more...

While it's true that the foveon sensor is more noisy at high ISO than similar sizes bayer sensors, it is still significantly better than the small sensors used in digital compacts.
Also if you look...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,486
Posted By fgianni
Poll How many of you are going to buy a DP1 ?

A digital compact camera with 28mm fixed lens and an APS sized foveon sensor, I can't wait to get my hands on one, and I'm definitely going to buy one.

But how many fellow RFFers are tempted to the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,933
Posted By fgianni
After the excessive IR sensitivity of the M8 was...

After the excessive IR sensitivity of the M8 was made public, I always wondered how good would the M8 have been on IR.
Of course you can't focus using the RF because of the focus shift, but I guess...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By fgianni
PM Sent Cheers

PM Sent

Cheers
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-22-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 4,800
Posted By fgianni
Take what is probably the most advanced (and...

Take what is probably the most advanced (and expensive at about 1000 new) creative compact ever: Minolta TC-1 28mm lens f3.5

If the sigma lens is as sharp as the Rokkor in the TC-1 I'd say f4 is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By fgianni
Or at least the world of RF users ;)

Or at least the world of RF users ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,402
Posted By fgianni
It would be an Hexanon dual on my R-D1 if only I...

It would be an Hexanon dual on my R-D1 if only I managed to get my hands on one! :o
Failing that the Cron 35 IV feels about right on the R-D1.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-20-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By fgianni
Glad at least one buyer is happy, I had to take...

Glad at least one buyer is happy, I had to take back my 75 LUX because the buyer found it backfocused with his M8, strange because it is ok with my two R-D1 (now only one since I sold the other to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By fgianni
That's not a big problem, also I'm sure Nemjo...

That's not a big problem, also I'm sure Nemjo can't find the RF adjustment screws on his Trabant either. :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-19-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,327
Posted By fgianni
And in 1958 Enzo Ferrari making a statement that...

And in 1958 Enzo Ferrari making a statement that he will never build a car with a rear mounted engine! It took just 2 years of Cooper beating regularly the much more powerful Ferrari in F1 to change...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By fgianni
No oil? That probably meant a new engine!

No oil? That probably meant a new engine!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By fgianni
Ok maybe I have been a but unfair towards the...

Ok maybe I have been a but unfair towards the Trabant, however how many repairs did you have to do during those 6 years? :rolleyes:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By fgianni
While it is known that the R-D1 is slightly less...

While it is known that the R-D1 is slightly less reliable that an old Trabant, and that the RF can get easily misaligned even by minor knocks, DAG does not seem to have any problem in re-aligning...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-16-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 26,101
Posted By fgianni
I got one too, Newton-Ellis serviced mine, now...

I got one too, Newton-Ellis serviced mine, now the RF patch is clearly visible and focusing is spot-on, the lens is superb and the camera pocketable (if you have big pockets LOL) I love it!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 1,546
Posted By fgianni
Would a camera with hand-wound power for the...

Would a camera with hand-wound power for the meter make everyone happy? :p
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-02-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 15,341
Posted By fgianni
Ok, maybe in 20 years time Epson will have...

Ok, maybe in 20 years time Epson will have another go at a DRF, but in the meantime...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,836
Posted By fgianni
If you want tiny you won't find anything smaller...

If you want tiny you won't find anything smaller than a Minolta TC-1, and the lens is sooooooo sweeet, plus titanium body menas that mine still looks near mint, even if I have abused it quite a bit.
Forum: Off Topic 03-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By fgianni
To me the only one really promising is the DP1,...

To me the only one really promising is the DP1, the foveon sensor seems capable of image quality comparable to the sensor in the M8, no AA and no CFA needed, and all in a pocketable format, unless it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-29-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 12,907
Posted By fgianni
Does it need to be a rolleiflex? While the planar...

Does it need to be a rolleiflex?
While the planar and xenotar lenses are widely recognized to be the best, the Rokkor sported by the autocord is very close, and the focusing lever makes it sooo much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,278
Posted By fgianni
The upcoming Sigma DP1 could become the perfect...

The upcoming Sigma DP1 could become the perfect hip shooter, and save us a lot of money in film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,278
Posted By fgianni
Minolta TC-1, f16, manual focus at 1.8m, fuji...

Minolta TC-1, f16, manual focus at 1.8m, fuji Natura film rated at 1250
Forum: RFF News 03-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,872
Posted By fgianni
I seems I can't vote, if I could it would be #2

I seems I can't vote, if I could it would be #2
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 7,188
Posted By fgianni
I wouldn't define it a glorified point n' shoot...

I wouldn't define it a glorified point n' shoot before seeing what the lens is capable of.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-21-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,161
Posted By fgianni
Thas is one of the reasons I am very interested...

Thas is one of the reasons I am very interested in the new Sigma DP1, foveon sensor, less than five megapixel but with an image quality to match the best 10 MPix digicams around, No AA or CFA to...
Forum: Off Topic 03-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,812
Posted By fgianni
Or maybe wait for the new sigma DP1 to come...

Or maybe wait for the new sigma DP1 to come around, a lot smaller than any M body, APS sized foveon sensor and 16.6 (28mm equiv) prime lens, it definitely looks promising as a street shooter, and it...
Forum: Off Topic 03-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,812
Posted By fgianni
I don't completely agree with yo here, people...

I don't completely agree with yo here, people tends to associate a lot size with "pro camera", and an olympus 410 really is small! Shame they don't make small lenses for it!
Forum: Off Topic 03-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,812
Posted By fgianni
If they made a pancake lens for the E-401 you...

If they made a pancake lens for the E-401 you could actually get extremely close to a RF package for street shooting.
But at the moment the closest combination is probably K100 (not k10 which is...
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