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Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,495
Posted By noimmunity
If I were using exclusively the Quattro series, I...

If I were using exclusively the Quattro series, I would surely get the Sigma branded LCDVF. But since I only use the DP0Q in combo with DP2M and DP3M, the Sigma solution is not ideal, since the...
Forum: Travel 04-04-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,133
Posted By noimmunity
I voted Lisbon, because I like Lisbon best, and...

I voted Lisbon, because I like Lisbon best, and also because there are sometimes very inexpensive flights from Lyon. Finally getting to hang out with Jonmanjiro in person would be a bonus, too!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks, Kirk. I tried that out and it works well....

Thanks, Kirk. I tried that out and it works well. Good to know in case I decide to get Silverfast. In my demo testing, it can be much easier with certain B&W negatives to manual focus using...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
Kirk, just a question about Silverfast. In order...

Kirk, just a question about Silverfast. In order to use the 16 bit HDR file, I thought that it was necessary to do the conversion in Silverfast HDR 8 (a separate application). Does that come with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By noimmunity
I personally feel that 75 is an ideal length for...

I personally feel that 75 is an ideal length for a portrait lens on an RF body (which doesn't allow really tight framing).

The C Biogon would pair extremely well with a CV 75/2.5, but I'd be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,700
Posted By noimmunity
I think that my next photographic purchase ought...

I think that my next photographic purchase ought to be a freezer :D
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-01-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 10,899
Posted By noimmunity
Mine is a tale of migration! I didn't start...

Mine is a tale of migration!

I didn't start shooting digital until the purchase of an M8 in 2009.
Two years later, I had moved to France from Taiwan. My entire life was disrupted by the move, film...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By noimmunity
Somebody ought to document all the stories...

Somebody ought to document all the stories related to media transitions.

On a more personal note:

I've left many places, possibly never to return, but the negatives and positives always follow me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,671
Posted By noimmunity
I love reading these lists and contemplating all...

I love reading these lists and contemplating all the various sorts of gourmet tastes--snobbery, sobriety, anti-snob snobbery, extravagance, convenience, etc.--expressed by each one.

My 3-lens kit,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-01-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By noimmunity
Maybe the ZI just needs to repeat, "there's no...

Maybe the ZI just needs to repeat, "there's no place like home," on its way back to Ozberkochen.

Zeiss service has been fast, professional and reasonably priced, in my experience.

I just treated...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By noimmunity
The new secret is that Mecca has moved... ...to...

The new secret is that Mecca has moved...
...to Germany.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By noimmunity
I received an email about it this morning, and...

I received an email about it this morning, and updated my 55-200.

It seems to make a noticeable difference esp. at the longer, darker end of the "tube".
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 13,836
Posted By noimmunity
could there be a chance that the new Ultron takes...

could there be a chance that the new Ultron takes 46mm filters? Tom mentions that his pre-production sample is 46mm but says the production model could be 43mm. If it were 46mm, I'd probably trade my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By noimmunity
with currency wars in the air, the best thing...

with currency wars in the air, the best thing might just be to buy film that is produced in your regional market.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By noimmunity
very nice, Jon!

very nice, Jon!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
So far, I feel that the results from the scanner,...

So far, I feel that the results from the scanner, from final image to ease of use, definitely compare favorably to the Nikon Coolscan LS-5000 that I used to own.

So far the only thing I really wish...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
I scanned at 2500dpi for all of the scans above....

I scanned at 2500dpi for all of the scans above. The scanner will go much higher (4900dpi is reported), but I figured the point would be clear without needing to go through the extra time/disk space,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
Here are manual focus scans (CyberView cannot...

Here are manual focus scans (CyberView cannot focus manually)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7618/16358848774_d6f230de3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qVznNN)
SilverFast_Impasse_MF...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
Here is another set, all processed with auto...

Here is another set, all processed with auto focus:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7625/16793705990_1a3c827413_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rA18H1)
CyberView_Impasse (https://flic.kr/p/rA18H1) by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
Further follow-up: In general, I always start up...

Further follow-up:

In general, I always start up the scanner by opening CyberView first. Once CyberView has performed its initialization, I close it and move into a third party software. This...
Forum: Photo Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,812
Posted By noimmunity
Conversions into TIFF preserve maximum file...

Conversions into TIFF preserve maximum file malleability for processing in LR.

While SPP makes nice B&W conversions, I often prefer to import the color file into LR and make channel adjustments...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 24,376
Posted By noimmunity
Primefilm XA/Reflecta RPS 10 M

There doesn't seem to be much about this scanner (branded Reflecta in Europe, Pacific Imaging elsewhere), so here goes a thread that is dedicated to sharing user experience.

I will start off with a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By noimmunity
While I haven't followed RD-1 prices, I think...

While I haven't followed RD-1 prices, I think that you should be able to get at least $800 for it if it isn't beat up.

Why not post an ad here and perhaps several other sites frequented by RF...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
Hey Vince, glad to hear that things are working...

Hey Vince, glad to hear that things are working out for you, finally! The second image that you posted looks very well scanned.

I don't understand the part in an earlier post about the finicky auto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,630
Posted By noimmunity
What kind of relations do I wish to entertain...

What kind of relations do I wish to entertain with people I don't know? How would I like to be treated by them in kind?

Think about human relations first.

There are so many ways in which public...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,634
Posted By noimmunity
Unless you have money to burn, do what I did: I...

Unless you have money to burn, do what I did: I sold my LS-5000 for three times the price for which I bought it and purchased a current model scanner, pocketing the rest. The window of opportunity is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By noimmunity
I sent a couple of email addresses to Peter by pm...

I sent a couple of email addresses to Peter by pm yesterday.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By noimmunity
Yup, they do. I just had mine serviced in...

Yup, they do. I just had mine serviced in Oberkochen. Nice people, easy process, quick turnaround.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By noimmunity
W/NW Spring in the Northern Hemisphere: Post Yours

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7637/16235647664_30fc6ac940_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJFWpJ)Soft glow of spring on Lark Street (https://flic.kr/p/qJFWpJ) by areality4all...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,841
Posted By noimmunity
Konica M Hex 90/2.8. Excellent ergonomics,...

Konica M Hex 90/2.8. Excellent ergonomics, unbeatable price.
CV 90/3.5, sharp!
ZM 85/4 sharp, contrasty, big... only reason to get this would be to match other ZMs

My favorite: Contax G 90/2.8...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-14-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,277
Posted By noimmunity
well, everybody knows, after parties are...

well, everybody knows, after parties are sometimes the best.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By noimmunity
The thing that I really like about the upper...

The thing that I really like about the upper management of some of the smaller Japanese players in the market is that many of them are really personally very passionate about photography. Sigma and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 39,771
Posted By noimmunity
I wanted to get mine recalibrated, but the...

I wanted to get mine recalibrated, but the manufacturer's Customer Service representative told me to expect several months' waiting time. As I read about wildly different waiting times experienced by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,326
Posted By noimmunity
Double X used to be my main film. I think that...

Double X used to be my main film.

I think that Rollei RPX 400 or Bergger 400 rated at 250EI might be closer than HP5. But I cannot speak from personal experience because I haven't tried them myself.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
So do Nikon ones. If durability were my primary...

So do Nikon ones.
If durability were my primary concern, I would definitely consider a Pakon F135+.



Actually, one of the reasons that tipped my decision towards the Reflecta RPS 10 M was because...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
The image above from VS is autofocus, so I guess...

The image above from VS is autofocus, so I guess that you must mean manual focus. I need to finish a couple of articles that have deadlines, but your suggestion sounds like a fun project, so I'll try...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-12-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 5,499
Posted By noimmunity
One is tempted to say, "Now, she really gets...

One is tempted to say, "Now, she really gets it."
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
The advantage of Manual Focus

Let's reconsider that statement.

I'm reluctant to make definitive statements because it is so early in my use of the RPS 10 M (XA), but I'll share some preliminary findings.

Here are two scans of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 39,771
Posted By noimmunity
I think that most of Leica's 'engineering' on...

I think that most of Leica's 'engineering' on this issue is going in to coaxing people on to the 'upgrade' path.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-12-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
With our currency down the tubes, growth stalled,...

With our currency down the tubes, growth stalled, and our politics in a dark cave, there has to be a bright spot somewhere for a little intelligence. :p
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
Yes, I've seen those, too. I've also seen a lot...

Yes, I've seen those, too.

I've also seen a lot of comments about how Silverfast is a nightmare, as well. But in the first hours of using the software on this machine, I can say that the results it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
No film holder required, Vince. I would just...

No film holder required, Vince.

I would just repeat that the manual focus capability of the XA used with Silverfast puts it *way* ahead of the curve.

Batch scanning is huge plus, too.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
A quick follow up

I received the replacement XA (RPS 10 M in Europe) today.
Initial use suggests it's a peach.
Batch scanning so far has been easy. Framing, no problemo.
No dead pixel lines or other banding that I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-12-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,011
Posted By noimmunity
Many of the new M mount lenses, such as the v3...

Many of the new M mount lenses, such as the v3 Heliar, have taken into consideration the fact that a whole lot of users will be using them on digital, not film, and quite probably on a non-M platform...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,729
Posted By noimmunity
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.ph...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1778192&postcount=8
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,729
Posted By noimmunity
Did you stop shooting film or RFs? I kept mine....

Did you stop shooting film or RFs? I kept mine. At one point I had all of the made in Japan ZMs. The C-Sonnar and the 21 C-Biogon were the two that stayed. (I do miss that Planar, and aspire to get...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,729
Posted By noimmunity
The 14 reminds me of the Zeiss ZM 21/4.5 ....

The 14 reminds me of the Zeiss ZM 21/4.5 . Smallish, light, rectilinear, sparkle.

Sometimes I'd like a wider FOV.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By noimmunity
The v.3 of the 15/4.5 has been announced, but not...

The v.3 of the 15/4.5 has been announced, but not released.

Glad I have my R4A. Love it!

Hats off to Cosina for powering the "RF Renaissance"!!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By noimmunity
I'm sure that it will be painless and fast, and...

I'm sure that it will be painless and fast, and you'll be back with your M9 in no time.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
Hey Michael, Sounds like a viable option. The...

Hey Michael,

Sounds like a viable option.
The big difference I think comes with the batch scan capability of the XA. If that's not important, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense to pay the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
The 10,000 dpi on the XA is BS. It probably has...

The 10,000 dpi on the XA is BS. It probably has an effective max of 3,900 dpi, but in order to get that you will have to scan at max resolution and then downsize the huge files. IN general, on any of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 27,994
Posted By noimmunity
I haven't had a chance to use both of them, but...

I haven't had a chance to use both of them, but decided on the RPS 10 M (what the XA is called in Europe) because of the possibility to scan a whole roll.

My experience with the XA has been limited...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-08-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 28,707
Posted By noimmunity
Beautiful work, Tim and Joe!

Beautiful work, Tim and Joe!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By noimmunity
I'm not in a position to give you any leads in...

I'm not in a position to give you any leads in Copenhagen, but the RF mechanism on the Leica M9 can be adjusted by a qualified local technician.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 86,972
Posted By noimmunity
I picked up a Reflecta RPS 10 M (known outside of...

I picked up a Reflecta RPS 10 M (known outside of Europe as the Pacific Image XA). It has some nice things going for it, but the model I received showed a line of vertical banding, like dead pixels,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,697
Posted By noimmunity
You will have to try them both together, Marek. I...

You will have to try them both together, Marek. I look forward to reading about your impressions.

The weight and size difference doesn't seem that significant to me. But the renderings do look...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-07-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,939
Posted By noimmunity
There's as much with which to agree as with which...

There's as much with which to agree as with which to disagree in that clip. But what really strikes me is how patently obvious the differences are in the regime of seeing in that era compared to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,511
Posted By noimmunity
I've never owned a kit lens, but have enjoyed...

I've never owned a kit lens, but have enjoyed both the images posted here and the ideas expressed on Nelson's blog.

In the end, working with limitations is what it's all about.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By noimmunity
And the silver one can be retouched with...

And the silver one can be retouched with "tin"-colored "dorure liquide". It worked for mine when I applied it to the shutter lock.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-03-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6,697
Posted By noimmunity
Both are true. FWIW, I still have mine, one of...

Both are true.

FWIW, I still have mine, one of the limited chrome edition of the v.1 .

Since there are two major new entries in 35mm in M mount coming this year (the CV 35/1.7 and the ZM 35/1.4),...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 11,127
Posted By noimmunity
According to the link, Schopf came out of the...

According to the link, Schopf came out of the optical industry, whereas Kaltner hails from marketing. That one detail pretty much says it all.

Little by little, the restructuring process is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,212
Posted By noimmunity
Cynicism isn't the mark of some superior...

Cynicism isn't the mark of some superior intelligence that supposedly justifies the international division of labor, it's just a sign of cowardice and fear.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,212
Posted By noimmunity
There is total equivalency between dissing this...

There is total equivalency between dissing this edition and asserting that Leica M240 or M9 has THE BEST whatever.

Get it over it people. Stop pretending that taste is comparable.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By noimmunity
I can't recall ever seeing anything about...

I can't recall ever seeing anything about prevention.
The blank service request form that I received from Zeiss includes two default choices for ZI repair service: VF alignment and loose shutter...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By noimmunity
That VF is to die for! Heaven for a 35 or a 50.

That VF is to die for! Heaven for a 35 or a 50.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By noimmunity
I used to use mine with a 135 until I sold it to...

I used to use mine with a 135 until I sold it to Marek. The long finder base
is useful for focusing. Although I had a very nice external finder from Komura, it wasn't too hard to get an idea of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-28-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By noimmunity
Making this post a sticky might be the most...

Making this post a sticky might be the most compassionate gesture.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By noimmunity
Once again, the M9 does well with skin...

Once again, the M9 does well with skin tones!
Nice work!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By noimmunity
How's your ZI doing?

Remember those threads speculating about how the ZI would be doing ten years down the road?

My well-used unit just came back from Oberkochen a couple weeks ago after the shutter speed dial popped...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 36,953
Posted By noimmunity
In Taipei, my favorite is Taipei Image 36-3,...

In Taipei, my favorite is Taipei Image

36-3, Fu-hsing South Road, Sec. 1, 2nd Floor
Taipei, Taiwan

tel: +886 2 87721008
email: [email protected]

E-6 development and scanning is about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,720
Posted By noimmunity
Congratulations to the OP for finding what works...

Congratulations to the OP for finding what works personally.

Reducing costs while maximizing pleasure is always a good thing.

Film is great. So is digital. Color is cool, black and white is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,631
Posted By noimmunity
Everything you describe there is spot on. But...

Everything you describe there is spot on.

But I'm coming back to using my film rangefinders, a ZI and a Bessa R4A, and loving it (alongside a Fuji X series system and a Sigma Foveon one).

One of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,518
Posted By noimmunity
Interesting that they "suggest" developing in...

Interesting that they "suggest" developing in PMK.

I'll be interested in the 135 version, too.
Great news!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By noimmunity
If you like the Contax G Sonnar 90/2.8, you might...

If you like the Contax G Sonnar 90/2.8, you might consider having one converted to M mount. I did, and I love it.

And I pair it with the black aluminum version of the 85/2 Nikkor (could this be the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,225
Posted By noimmunity
One more reason to see APS-C as a "sweet spot"...

One more reason to see APS-C as a "sweet spot" for general digital application.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,708
Posted By noimmunity
I'm hoping that it comes to market. The idea has...

I'm hoping that it comes to market.
The idea has been discussed here for aeons.

Am I the only one who would miss being able to see outside the frame? (Or was it rather me who missed something?)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,747
Posted By noimmunity
Inevitably, claims of "ideology-free" economics,...

Inevitably, claims of "ideology-free" economics, like earlier claims of "value-free" social sciences, bear a transferential relationship to the thing (in this case ideology) that they think has been...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,747
Posted By noimmunity
I do not know how one can possibly tabulate,...

I do not know how one can possibly tabulate, compute and then compare experiences of dispossession? Surely even biographical experience does not authorize one to arrogate to oneself the position of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By noimmunity
Wonderful response. Thank you. The way that I...

Wonderful response. Thank you.

The way that I understand it, "to expose" intrinsically means to jar the viewer out of the privatized viewing position. But it would be necessary to explain what...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,747
Posted By noimmunity
Quaint, but not born out by the actuality of the...

Quaint, but not born out by the actuality of the garment industry, the agricultural industry, the transport industry, the service industry... or just about any other industry in which precarious,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,747
Posted By noimmunity
This story has been picked up across media, with...

This story has been picked up across media, with no sensitivity to either the inherent irony, nor the subtleties of the situation.

The way it's reported, the photographer occupies a position...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By noimmunity
Ever since the end of the 19th century, when it...

Ever since the end of the 19th century, when it was showed that deep structures inhabit language, the unconscious inhabits the ego, and human relations are present in commodities...and that's just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,759
Posted By noimmunity
Privatization and image-making

Let me begin with a descriptive hypothesis. The following phrase aptly describes one of the overwhelming trends of our era: "there is a reduction of the world to what can be possessed, owned, viewed...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 7,005
Posted By noimmunity
If you use C1 Pro, there are some ICC profiles...

If you use C1 Pro, there are some ICC profiles that a kind-hearted soul at DP Review made public, including a classic chrome profile. That particular one was optimized for the X-T1, but produces...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 16,271
Posted By noimmunity
Sounds like the only cost-efficient solution is...

Sounds like the only cost-efficient solution is to use a V600 for web scans and do printing at labs.

Otherwise the cost of a home-use MF scanner...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,506
Posted By noimmunity
Personally, I like the look of the first shot...

Personally, I like the look of the first shot hands down (better exposure, more interesting tonality), while the subject of the second one provides a visually more engaging image.

The way people...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-19-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By noimmunity
Tashi Delek, Roger ! The power of aspiration...

Tashi Delek, Roger !

The power of aspiration never ceases to amaze me.
Making a sincere wish for the happiness of all others, without regard for friends and enemies, is extremely beneficial, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2015
Replies: 167
Views: 28,775
Posted By noimmunity
Up until about 2009-2010, my film usage (all 135)...

Up until about 2009-2010, my film usage (all 135) was several hundred rolls a year.
Then it fell to about two dozen.
But last year I started shooting film more. Several dozen rolls of E6 and B+W,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-18-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,110
Posted By noimmunity
New site for Leica recovering, paint, accessories

Perhaps this has been posted.
No experience with and no connection to seller.

http://www.mgrproduction.net/#!online-store/c9te
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-17-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
Thank you, Vincenzo. Let's keep 'em coming!

Thank you, Vincenzo.
Let's keep 'em coming!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
Thank you, James.

Thank you, James.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-15-2015
Replies: 412
Views: 118,435
Posted By noimmunity
I love seeing the photos taken from "outdated"...

I love seeing the photos taken from "outdated" digital gear.

Very nice work people!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 13,320
Posted By noimmunity
As long as we continue to look at the common in...

As long as we continue to look at the common in terms of an additive or subtractive calculus of individuals that pre-exist the common and from which the common is contractually built, we will...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks for the feedback, Gary. I really...

Thanks for the feedback, Gary. I really appreciate it.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
I worked a lot on this image, trying to save it...

I worked a lot on this image, trying to save it from the banding in the sky.
It's not perfect, but the atmosphere is very appealing....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/16340859687_a3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/16340859687_a3415b656b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qTZbh8)
High mountain church on the Franco-Spanish border (https://flic.kr/p/qTZbh8) by areality4all...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-13-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
I do, too. IQ from the 35/1.4 is superb. Many...

I do, too. IQ from the 35/1.4 is superb. Many people were comparing it favorably to much more expensive lenses.
Personally, I would have much rather seen the AF speed adressed while keeping a 35/1.4...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-13-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
A little over 2000 meters, Gary. There is snow...

A little over 2000 meters, Gary. There is snow all year round up there.

@Jeff, thanks!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-13-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16335640009_4b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16335640009_4bafb4a7ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qTwqDF)
shrouded peak (https://flic.kr/p/qTwqDF) by areality4all (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By noimmunity
That first paper is from January, 2015. Talk...

That first paper is from January, 2015. Talk about up-to-date!
Thanks for the links.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,212
Posted By noimmunity
The reason why this is a special edition isn't...

The reason why this is a special edition isn't (just) because of Lenny Kravitz, but because of the craven attitude of camera manufacturers across the board. It's like an inside joke, especially funny...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By noimmunity
TBH,I don't think people need any kind of...

TBH,I don't think people need any kind of technical improvement. Mostly what is needed is just the patience to look.

However, improvements in things like color depth, dynamic range, S/N ratio and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By noimmunity
I guess that some "innovation" was needed between...

I guess that some "innovation" was needed between the collapse of the market and the interval before real sensor innovation.

There is a lot of talk about sensor innovation. Organic toppings,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By noimmunity
Cool! Faced with enormously declining sales,...

Cool!
Faced with enormously declining sales, camera manufacturers are trying a postfordist business model, making camera that appeal to specific niches.
"Horses for courses" seems to be their...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-12-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
でかいやつだな! Mutha big lens. It's gotta be sharp...

でかいやつだな!
Mutha big lens. It's gotta be sharp corner-to-corner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By noimmunity
You have a pretty awesome choice before you as it...

You have a pretty awesome choice before you as it is.
I'd suggest rethinking what "gaps" are, in the largest sense possible, and taking that to heart in your photography.
Sounds to me like you are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-11-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
Neither do I. Well, yes, for my M lenses, but I...

Neither do I.
Well, yes, for my M lenses, but I already have one that I can change regularly.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-11-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks for that. Collapsed, it is not much...

Thanks for that.
Collapsed, it is not much smaller than the Photosolve option.
It does boast a more elegant design, however. Which translates in the field to easier use on the fly with just a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
LOL! Funny! I'm really just concerned that the...

LOL! Funny!

I'm really just concerned that the feet won't fit. If it's bigger than the dimensions of a waterproof Ortlieb pouch (that I use carrying a camera while backpacking), then it doesn't work...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
Nice idea! For myself, I want corner-to-corner...

Nice idea!

For myself, I want corner-to-corner evenness for landscape. On the wide side of the R prime trio, the 18/2, an otherwise excellent lens, doesn't do that--plus it's not really wide enough,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,664
Posted By noimmunity
Is inviting persuasion fundamentally different...

Is inviting persuasion fundamentally different from inviting agreement?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
Mine was a comment about the departure from the...

Mine was a comment about the departure from the DP line in all of its previous iterations. The proposition of the DP line until the Quattros was a certain size/IQ ratio, for which they were...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
yes, it's already on the sigma...

yes, it's already on the sigma site
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/new/new_topic.php?id=492

The camera specs can be accessed from a link at the bottom of that page.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
Just saw the specs. The lens extends out of the...

Just saw the specs. The lens extends out of the body 50% longer than the DP3 Merrill. 126mm for the former vs 80.6mm for the latter (both measurements include the body). That's deeper than my Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
My 14 is from Fuji. Reminds me of my ZM 21 C...

My 14 is from Fuji. Reminds me of my ZM 21 C Biogon on film a little for its lack of distortion.

I definitely prefer 24 to 21, and would love to have something really compact and ultra wide to go...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
You can say that again. However, I am having a...

You can say that again.

However, I am having a lot of fun going back to my awesome film rangefinders. In fact, my ZI is coming back from Oberkochen soon, and we're going to celebrate with a new...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
I almost thought that you had sold them! I...

I almost thought that you had sold them!

I settled on 24-50-90 for my rangefinder film set up.
I woulda loved if that had been available for the fuji.
A couple of years ago I would have snatched...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
Then again, I just saw the photo. That converter...

Then again, I just saw the photo. That converter is big, too.

Sigma seem to be doing everything they can to make the Quattros lose any vestige of pocket-portability. Sheesh, with four of them in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
The market where I live makes "hopping" into a...

The market where I live makes "hopping" into a less elegant affair. It is generally just so much more economical to buy only those things that you know are going to be keepers. I'm pretty happy with...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
I'd be really surprised if marketing research...

I'd be really surprised if marketing research showed that the only way to make a sale is to lure customers of earlier iterations to buy into new features on later ones. Especially since it is an...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
I see in the same announcement that Sigma is also...

I see in the same announcement that Sigma is also releasing a teleconverter for the DP3Q that will make it a 90efov.

Hmmm. Woulda been nice to make this available to DP3M owners, too, fer cryin'...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 7,446
Posted By noimmunity
I love the 50 efov, and this one looks very...

I love the 50 efov, and this one looks very appealing!

The old 35/1.4 is no slouch, though, and not too big at all.

And yes, I'd really love an updated XP2 to put either one on.

P.S., looks...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,868
Posted By noimmunity
Post I would have been happy to see it as a Merrill....

I would have been happy to see it as a Merrill. I've been asking for one of these all along.

Looking at the photo that is circulating, the lens protrudes way more than I'd like.

I'll be sorely...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By noimmunity
In a recent interview at the end of last year,...

In a recent interview at the end of last year, Fuji Manager Mr. Iida Toshihisa responds to a question about camera life-cycle:

"Q: The cameras life-cycle is getting longer, isnít it? are you going...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-09-2015
Replies: 387
Views: 81,214
Posted By noimmunity
Nice photos, Robert!

Nice photos, Robert!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By noimmunity
My saying "I cannot condone" injects a little...

My saying "I cannot condone" injects a little dramatic, too, LOL!
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By noimmunity
Thank you, I appreciate the description, and,...

Thank you, I appreciate the description, and, when you have the time, would be very interested to know about weights and measurements.

Sounds like a nice unit.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By noimmunity
I really enjoyed it, too. Thanks. Very helpful...

I really enjoyed it, too. Thanks.
Very helpful to keep in mind.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-08-2015
Replies: 387
Views: 81,214
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/16471761045_b2...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/16471761045_b2cf28bb4a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r6y5G6)
Dreams that flew away (https://flic.kr/p/r6y5G6) by areality4all...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,566
Posted By noimmunity
Yeah, but your argument assumes that the cost of...

Yeah, but your argument assumes that the cost of production is only amortized over this one special limited edition run. If that is not the case, as I expect, your calculations will prove to be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-07-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,566
Posted By noimmunity
A good thing, because hands would need some kind...

A good thing, because hands would need some kind of purchase for a grip.

The photos I could find didn't look very promising, though, from a style perspective. I've seen a lot of handmade cases...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By noimmunity
May I ask you to provide the measurements of the...

May I ask you to provide the measurements of the Hoodman when it is folded? And provide a measured weight? Thank you very much. None of this information is on the manufacturer's website.

I'm...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,566
Posted By noimmunity
Looks like it will really need a Thumb's Up in...

Looks like it will really need a Thumb's Up in stainless steel, or a case in some kind of luxuriously understated leather.

Enjoy!
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By noimmunity
That looks like a nice set-up, too. I've seen...

That looks like a nice set-up, too.

I've seen people talking about that before, but never have seen an explanation of how it works. That's what I really like about the post by Lin Evans to which I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By noimmunity
In several interviews over past year since the...

In several interviews over past year since the success of the XT-1, Fuji execs and reps have said that the X-Pro line is not dead, and that there will be a successor.

I understand the frustration...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By noimmunity
LCD viewfinder for DP Merrills

http://www.lin-evans.org/xtend/index.htm

While there are other options available, this one looks neat, easy-to-use, stable, and durable. And a fraction of the cost of the Sigma one for the Quattro....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,461
Posted By noimmunity
I'm thrilled to see a new forum that is defined...

I'm thrilled to see a new forum that is defined by a genre of images.

Not that there is any lack of images here, but the majority of forums are organized by gear. This new one, classified by...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By noimmunity
I'm surprised it isn't a 23/2, since that is what...

I'm surprised it isn't a 23/2, since that is what the majority is clamoring for.

But if it boasts high-resolution, flat field and excellent corner sharpness, it would be a perfect landscape normal,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By noimmunity
Rumoured new products

In English http://www.fujirumors.com/wild-rumors-fujifilm-2015-dual-mount-camera-new-pancake-lens-x-pro2-x-e3-and-more-source-dchome/

The rumour mentions the pancake that was just announced as being...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By noimmunity
Reference this post from Tom A. about a wide...

Reference this post from Tom A. about a wide range of 75s, in which he says about the 75 Heliar:

"Heliar 75f2.5: small, compact and actually very good. Wide open it has slight softness - typical of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By noimmunity
Wide open, it's not a very sharp lens, so I don't...

Wide open, it's not a very sharp lens, so I don't think "nailing the focus" is as important as getting the shot, and getting it well-framed.

What magnification is the M7?

Having single frame...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
"Might be" is a prudent phrase.

"Might be" is a prudent phrase.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Based on the tests done at lensrentals, the...

Based on the tests done at lensrentals, the sacrifice is virtually insignificant, and surely indiscernible.

So far, the ONLY downside appears to be the vulnerability to corrosion (of sensor cover...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By noimmunity
I feel for ya, bro!

I feel for ya, bro!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Wow!

I'm surprised there hasn't been much more excitement here about this modification.

I'm really excited. I definitely want a modified A7s, such a great complement to my ZI and R4A with film.

Too...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By noimmunity
I used to have one....

I used to have one.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8109287934_c68befbee8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dmAdMd)
Anti-Panda M8 (https://flic.kr/p/dmAdMd) by areality4all...
Forum: Photo Software 02-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,000
Posted By noimmunity
I'd review the use of sharpening settings. I'm...

I'd review the use of sharpening settings.
I'm not familiar with Aperture, but here's a link that explains it in regards to Lightroom: http://petebridgwood.com/wp/2014/10/x-trans-sharpening/

and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-02-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks, Charlie, for the update. Look forward to...

Thanks, Charlie, for the update. Look forward to seeing more!

The improvement is remarkable.

It's been fun to follow the excitement here and over at FM about this.

Since I travel in humid places...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-01-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks, Chris. The Merrill sensor came just at...

Thanks, Chris.

The Merrill sensor came just at the moment when RVP-50 was becoming prohibitively expensive for me. Funny how the universe takes care of us!

Counting the number of shots I've taken...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,225
Posted By noimmunity
They've just got better things to do, David.

They've just got better things to do, David.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-29-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
I haven't yet discovered any systematic way to...

I haven't yet discovered any systematic way to avoid it, nor, by the same token, any systematic way to produce it. It happens most often to clouds, and for a while it drove me batty, until I started...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-29-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks, Gary. When I took the shot I was kinda...

Thanks, Gary.
When I took the shot I was kinda feeling the same way! :eek:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By noimmunity
I agree completely. But if you need wide (R4A)...

I agree completely.

But if you need wide (R4A) or 1:1 viewfinder magnification ratio (R3A) than I think the Bessas are your choice. But not the 2A mentioned by the OP.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By noimmunity
My Ikon is in for service. Over 8 years it took...

My Ikon is in for service. Over 8 years it took 40,000 frames (conservative figure), in various conditions in the city and the backcountry.
The service is because the shutter speed dial popped off,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 17,740
Posted By noimmunity
It's all relative, isn't it? The question isn't...

It's all relative, isn't it?

The question isn't whether or not film at one point was part of the apex of acceleration, the question is whether the speed of speed, the parameters of speed, or the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 17,740
Posted By noimmunity
yay for film and film cameras! Some really good...

yay for film and film cameras!

Some really good advice here.
Look, film is all about slowing down, anyway.

The advantage of using GAS over electric is that you control the heat much better :p !
Forum: Photo Software 01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,596
Posted By noimmunity
In addition to black and white conversions, I use...

In addition to black and white conversions, I use plugins for some HDR and pano-stitch work, as well as for attempts to reduce banding and noise. Occasionally I go for some of the various effects....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-25-2015
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,014
Posted By noimmunity
Yes, of course. Enjoy!

Yes, of course.

Enjoy!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 49,941
Posted By noimmunity
Some illuminating (pun intended) information...

Some illuminating (pun intended) information shared here.

To answer the question from a non-technical user perspective, I want both for different things. And generally this means two different...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-23-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
One doesn't get the Merrills for their ergonomics...

One doesn't get the Merrills for their ergonomics :p
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-23-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
I went back and reconverted one of those images...

I went back and reconverted one of those images above with the sheep. There isn't a great deal of difference at any viewing ratio between 0 sharpening and -0.7 in SPP.

The real difference comes in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,631
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks for sharing. Seeing is more important...

Thanks for sharing.

Seeing is more important than gear.

But then again, different types of cameras afford different ways of seeing. I know, I know, that's not what HST means. But then again, it's...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
You might be talking about anybody, but I will...

You might be talking about anybody, but I will take the ball. For the record, no sharpening whatsoever, beyond Flickr's internal parameters, was applied to the files I posted here.

Two of the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
2 + 3 = sublime Really, these DP Merrills have a...

2 + 3 = sublime

Really, these DP Merrills have a way of producing images that call for attention!

(You might be indulging in a 1 soon!).
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
Michael, I'd forgot that you have one of these....

Michael, I'd forgot that you have one of these.

Very nice!

I can hear the dogs and smell the leather.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/16316666146_c4...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/16316666146_c4cf3d5dab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qRRbo7)The enounter (https://flic.kr/p/qRRbo7) by areality4all (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7529/16342569605_97...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7529/16342569605_9755e35e03_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qU8Wzt)View of the Pic d'Ossau (https://flic.kr/p/qU8Wzt) by areality4all...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By noimmunity
Congratulations! I bet you'll love it, and there...

Congratulations! I bet you'll love it, and there are some real gems among the XF primes!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,208
Posted By noimmunity
On a lighter note: Perhaps Leica will have to...

On a lighter note:

Perhaps Leica will have to change the name of it's latest offering?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,208
Posted By noimmunity
I can't believe a serious discussion could be...

I can't believe a serious discussion could be undertaken about who looks like one.

That, my friends, is surely confirmation that we have a problem far far more serious than even those deplorable...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By noimmunity
I'm not an engineer by training nor by character,...

I'm not an engineer by training nor by character, but it's pretty obvious if you just pay attention to how the camera responds.

OT, but, perhaps you can explain to me why manufacturers don't use...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By noimmunity
I love fisheye lenses precisely for people. The...

I love fisheye lenses precisely for people.

The perspective distortion combined with the intense proximity and inclusiveness reveals something dear and intimate about the individuality and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By noimmunity
The new AF+MF firmware update given to the XP1 is...

The new AF+MF firmware update given to the XP1 is a nice enhancement, especially useful when it hunts a little. But the operation with the "clutch" lenses (the 14 and 23) is a little cumbersome. Much...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 7,349
Posted By noimmunity
I remember seeing persuasive examples comparing...

I remember seeing persuasive examples comparing the M8 and the GXR that revealed better color in the GXR, in addition to higher resolution.

Still, if B&W is the main usage, the M8 has an output...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
Yup, Gary, those are from a 3-week thru hike of...

Yup, Gary, those are from a 3-week thru hike of the Pyrenees that I did last August. There are many many more, from that hike and many others that I've been doing. I have to get more motivated to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 155
Views: 46,236
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/16301438976_f9...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7547/16301438976_f916a21e79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qQv8SG)
Pic d'Ossau (https://flic.kr/p/qQv8SG) by areality4all (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 424
Views: 79,036
Posted By noimmunity
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15704940484_b8...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15704940484_b8d94b5960_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pVMVDW) Getting a handle on the rain (https://flic.kr/p/pVMVDW) by areality4all...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
After pursuing the matter further with Kolari,...

After pursuing the matter further with Kolari, they have responded saying that they are in the process of developing glass that will resist corrosion. So if that is a concern (as it could be in my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,014
Posted By noimmunity
Just wanted to share another alternative: LG...

Just wanted to share another alternative: LG makes a similar printer that is substantially more compact, and, best of all, uses film that costs less than the Fuji. The prints are a little smaller...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
The only dramatic thing about it, IMHO, is the...

The only dramatic thing about it, IMHO, is the potential for filter corrosion/delamination (similar to what is happening to the M9/MM/M-E). Kolari has said it could happen as early as one year after...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 46,323
Posted By noimmunity
Beautiful!!!

Beautiful!!!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 46,323
Posted By noimmunity
Wow, a prime example of what we call in mandarin...

Wow, a prime example of what we call in mandarin 低頭族 -- The Bowed Head tribe!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Sorry, I wasn't paying attention, Andy. Both of...

Sorry, I wasn't paying attention, Andy. Both of those SLR lenses are renowned exemplars for their class.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
I don't have access to Lloyd Chambers' site, but...

I don't have access to Lloyd Chambers' site, but others who do report that his preliminary tests with the 24 Elmar and the 21 Super Elmar are both very impressive.

As for SLR ultra wides, how many...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,766
Posted By noimmunity
I agree, Helen. I think Roland has always had a...

I agree, Helen. I think Roland has always had a good eye for nuanced color.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-18-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks. That's what I'd gathered from reading...

Thanks. That's what I'd gathered from reading other people's comments, too. (Edit: initial reports from Lloyd Chambers' testing may cause a revision in what people think of the Elmar M wides on the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,110
Posted By noimmunity
1. Practice: Familiarizing myself with the...

1. Practice: Familiarizing myself with the operation of a specific camera/lens so that it becomes second-nature.

2. Exposure: Pictures are not something you take, they are something to which you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-18-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
For myself, I'm interested in the A7S as a...

For myself, I'm interested in the A7S as a platform for normal to short tele M lenses. I'm not looking at it as a landscape camera. (I like my Sigma Merrills for that), so much as a...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-18-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Tony, the modification can be performed on the...

Tony, the modification can be performed on the A7S. Due to the lower resolution, this body has the least problems with M mount lenses of any of the Sony A7* series.

As for the difference between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,634
Posted By noimmunity
LG makes one that is much smaller than the Fuji...

LG makes one that is much smaller than the Fuji one (about the size of an external HD), and the film is less expensive, to boot. The instant photos are probably about 20% smaller in size than those...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-17-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 11,454
Posted By noimmunity
Sweet. Thanks for the link. Now I really want...

Sweet.

Thanks for the link.

Now I really want an A7s, and regret that I didn't pick one up in Taipei last week.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,061
Posted By noimmunity
Parting doesn't necessarily mean the end of love....

Parting doesn't necessarily mean the end of love.

:angel:
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-14-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 14,710
Posted By noimmunity
I'm surprised to see that the Quattro still has...

I'm surprised to see that the Quattro still has the magenta and green casts in cloudy skies that I noticed with the Merrill. Judging by the well-deserved accolades, however, it looks like it doesn't...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,166
Posted By noimmunity
He has a nice appraisal of the differences...

He has a nice appraisal of the differences between the XP1 and the XT1, and mentions that the XT1 is really just a place holder while waiting for the XP2.

As for me, my shooting is deliberate...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,166
Posted By noimmunity
I felt the same way just using it in the store!...

I felt the same way just using it in the store! Felt like I had to apologize for the greasy LCD when I gave it back to the store clerk LOL!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-13-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,618
Posted By noimmunity
I never allow photography to let me forget that...

I never allow photography to let me forget that my primary question is "what kind of social relationships do I want to have?", not "what kind of images do I want to produce?".

I feel the same way...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,166
Posted By noimmunity
I saw that version in Taipei last week and really...

I saw that version in Taipei last week and really liked the way it looks. If I were interested in an XT-1, that would be my first choice.

But I'm holding off to see what the XP2 turns into.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By noimmunity
Thanks, I've received a reply from Zeiss.

Thanks, I've received a reply from Zeiss.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 36,258
Posted By noimmunity
I'd want BOTH :D (Keith's Foveon R-D1 and the...

I'd want BOTH :D

(Keith's Foveon R-D1 and the digital ZI with A7s type sensor (re-stacked for RF glass)).
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