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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,800
Posted By ywenz
just got the x100 used for $650... at 50% of a...

just got the x100 used for $650... at 50% of a x100s, i think it's a really good deal. wonderful camera.. takes great pictures of my family. Doesn't seem like you specified any requirements that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-as...

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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
Was gonna buy the oly 14-150 for $500.. But then...

Was gonna buy the oly 14-150 for $500.. But then saw the epl1 bundle for 600... From cameta camera on amazon...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
Prior the EPL1, I've owned EP-1, GF1, and...

Prior the EPL1, I've owned EP-1, GF1, and GH1(currently still own it).. Have always loved the images from the EP1, but lack of certain features made me upgrade to GF1..

Never really quite...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-as...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/75277_10101653828880483_2201048_69966582_1159838842_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/545714_10101680918333003_1857352409_...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
thanks. I think what you guys are referring to is...

thanks. I think what you guys are referring to is the light shadows in some of the images.. Yes, I purposely did that.. you can achieve it in any curves adjustment tool. I also use Alien Skin...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By ywenz
EPL1 roadtrip pics

Love the M4/3 format for travel.. this trip I took EPL1 + 14-150 Oly zoom + 20mm Lumix... Picked up the EPL1 body new for $100 along with the zoom for this...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,875
Posted By ywenz
Well I experienced the need for AF assist light a...

Well I experienced the need for AF assist light a few days after receiving the Ep-1.. then changed to GF1 and then changed to GH1.. GH-series best m4/3... ergonomics, feature etc... only slightly...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-09-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,875
Posted By ywenz
one fatal flaw of the E-P1 is that it doesn't...

one fatal flaw of the E-P1 is that it doesn't have an AF light. When the light gets so low that you can't even judge focus in the LCD, how the heck do you take the photo?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By ywenz
I'm looking for a mid-range zoom. 24-70 (equiv...

I'm looking for a mid-range zoom. 24-70 (equiv FOV of 35mm format). Size of lens and weight are also major factors.. All other factors are not considered.

I believe that only leaves 14-42 Oly in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By ywenz
what is the lightest/smallest zoom?

I'm looking for a zoom to go with my GF1 + 20mm

I owned an Olympus E-P1 at one point with the 14-42mm kit lens.

Is that basically the smallest and/or the lightest zoom lens available for the m4/3...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By ywenz
I'm actually looking to buy the 14-42 Olympus kit...

I'm actually looking to buy the 14-42 Olympus kit lens that comes with the Ep-1.. If anyone is looking to sell it, pls let me know.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By ywenz
I had the EP-1, great camera.. used it with the...

I had the EP-1, great camera.. used it with the kit zoom. The only thing I didn't like was that there is no pop-up flash and no AF assist light built into the camera. This means the external flash...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ywenz
yeah i guess the distance scale doesn't really...

yeah i guess the distance scale doesn't really matter... maybe I'll make a separate marking to account for the offset...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ywenz
the mount is solid. Upon closer look it looks...

the mount is solid.

Upon closer look it looks like the distance scale is consistently closer than it actually is...

So basically what you guys are saying is that - There is a fixed distance from...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-31-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ywenz
m-mount to m4/3 adapter question

I have a GF1 and I've been using a voigtlander color skopar PII 35mm lens with the GF1. I got a cheap m-mount to m4/3 adapter from ebay.

Well I've found that the focus doesn't match up with the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By ywenz
There's still life in the 4/3 format (img)

GF-1 from my recent Utah trip performed admirably.. The panoramic were stitched in Photoshop. All taken with the 20mm lens with a cheap, throw-in UV filter in front of it.. shot in RAW. I was a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By ywenz
1st - we're talking about the AF of the X100, not...

1st - we're talking about the AF of the X100, not the 1d4

2nd - Obviously one can shoot 12800 under any lighting situation as needed, to achieve high shutter speed for example in your case.

The...
Forum: Travel 03-08-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 7,452
Posted By ywenz
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9974/tuolumnepa...

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9974/tuolumnepano.jpg

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/525/glacierptpano.jpg

Just outside and down the street from Yose, can anyone...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By ywenz
Ok so you dont' know. Once again, they all can...

Ok so you dont' know.

Once again, they all can AF properly in extremely dark situations where 12800 is warranted?

I only go up to ISO2000 on my GF1.. 12800 is VERY dark.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-08-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By ywenz
How do you know it will auto focus?

How do you know it will auto focus?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,220
Posted By ywenz
everyone keeps testing IQ at high ISO.. does it...

everyone keeps testing IQ at high ISO.. does it even mention AF performance at low light?

WHat good is 12800 ISO if the camera can't focus in those scenarios?
Forum: Off Topic 11-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By ywenz
common the creator must be a member of this forum

common the creator must be a member of this forum
Forum: Off Topic 11-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By ywenz
stephen gandy reference.....

stephen gandy reference.. lol

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7322527/
Forum: Off Topic 11-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By ywenz
I want to buy a rangefinder

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7320285/
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-26-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 5,003
Posted By ywenz
where have you been? Haven't you seen the...

where have you been? Haven't you seen the diamond encrusted flip phones? Anything with precious gem/metals on it will command high dollar. I can dip a snickers bar in 24K gold and charge...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 14,239
Posted By ywenz
No, at that price I would purchase a normal M9.....

No, at that price I would purchase a normal M9.. even if both were the same $.

There's a visceral appeal to that wrap-around leatherette and the prism window that the M9T is lacking. And knowing...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-21-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
Ah but you've forgotten the brand cache that...

Ah but you've forgotten the brand cache that comes with that little red dot. That's worth some dough right there
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 14,239
Posted By ywenz
What a shame.. the M series' body design needs no...

What a shame.. the M series' body design needs no evolution. Any new model should retain the M's classic look, with the leatherette cover running the whole width of the body. Instead, this body...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-20-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 14,239
Posted By ywenz
This camera is a POS by all definitions of a POS.

This camera is a POS by all definitions of a POS.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
without a mechnical shutter to "cut-off" light,...

without a mechnical shutter to "cut-off" light, grabbing snap-in-time data from a sensor will be blurry, due to the fact that the pixels are still gathering light.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
Unless Fuji made significant advancements with...

Unless Fuji made significant advancements with this camera, the current sensor technology requires a mechanical shutter for stills purpose.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
They are using dpreview's pictures on their site....

They are using dpreview's pictures on their site. That can't be legit.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
seriously are we really going to start the...

seriously are we really going to start the digital vs film talk again?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
No there are different body and different lens. ...

No there are different body and different lens. Lenses have different FOV and different size aperture ring...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
Strange.. there are definitely two versions of...

Strange.. there are definitely two versions of the X100 from the pics we've seen one with 35mm lens one with 23mm lens. ***!?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
It looks like it's a servo driven MF. In Optical...

It looks like it's a servo driven MF. In Optical VF mode, there will be an LED on the side to indicate focus achieved.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,890
Posted By ywenz
I'm sure this is just a P&S version of the...

I'm sure this is just a P&S version of the E-LP1

http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/36/olympus-epl1.jpg

http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/1009/olympus/development/back_black.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-20-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 176,750
Posted By ywenz
Hmm looks like amazing camera on paper. I'm not...

Hmm looks like amazing camera on paper.

I'm not entirely down with that top cover though.. It looks like all melted.. They should have made the edges crisper.

I'm sure this thing will be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-31-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By ywenz
Once that mode is activated, IT DOES recognize...

Once that mode is activated, IT DOES recognize you are shooting with a legacy lens. Well actually, it's probably more like that it recognizes there is no lens installed. Hence why the rear dial now...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By ywenz
I have the Sima Lens Pen.. although I think they...

I have the Sima Lens Pen.. although I think they are all the same.. the one have I have is at least 5 years old.. still works like a charm. I was so happy with the result last night that I bought...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By ywenz
The new 14-42 I have seems to have some buff...

The new 14-42 I have seems to have some buff marks on the front element after a week of use on a road trip. I have not noticed any flares.

I'm pretty sure you're screwed. Those lenses have coating...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By ywenz
the OP asked a very straight forward question.....

the OP asked a very straight forward question.. not sure what the confusion is.

A legacy lens on the GF1 won't automatically activate the MF assist magnified view when you rotate the focus barrel. ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
That's not the biggest issue. The biggest issue...

That's not the biggest issue. The biggest issue is, to utilize manual focus assist, the cam forces you to stay in the green box disp mode. A mode that disables your access to the other adjustment...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By ywenz
What do you mean adjustable target size? You mean...

What do you mean adjustable target size? You mean you can resize the focus area? How?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-25-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6,415
Posted By ywenz
My Panasonic camcorders all have Leica Dicomar...

My Panasonic camcorders all have Leica Dicomar lenses. I've shot plenty movies with it.

http://www.remaxracine.com/wp-content/uploads/Panasonic%20Leica%20Dicomar_4.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-25-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By ywenz
For me the GF1 also serves as a general shooter. ...

For me the GF1 also serves as a general shooter. Including snap shots of family/friends in low light situations.. The Olympus does not have a built-in flash nor does it have AF assist light, making...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By ywenz
Went from E-P1 to GF1

Got the GF1 + 20mm and took some snaps while driving across the State over the weekend. Stopped by my alma mater and took these pics under low light... The higher res LCD was a HUGE difference for...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
I just wish they would put distance scale on the...

I just wish they would put distance scale on the LCD!!! Is there a technical limiation as to why they don't have it?

Or at least allow us to set the lens focus to infinity like on the GRD
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
well tried to do some long exposures with the...

well tried to do some long exposures with the E-P1.. AF couldn't lock onto anything because it was too dark.. MF was difficult too with the dark image and without distance scale.. the only solution...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
The Olympus doesn't have low light AF assist...

The Olympus doesn't have low light AF assist light. Another huge deal for me..
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,861
Posted By ywenz
amazing... to think this cheap little cam already...

amazing... to think this cheap little cam already beats the previous gen digital M.. Wow!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Right, so that is basis of my rant. In the green...

Right, so that is basis of my rant. In the green box mode, the dials do not allow you to change the image parameters. User have to cycle thru various display modes to a mode that allows changing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Can you activate MF assist on the E-P2 without...

Can you activate MF assist on the E-P2 without being in the green box mode?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Okay Olympus is simply idiotic.. They have great...

Okay Olympus is simply idiotic..

They have great cameras in their line up. All with great image quality. However, the control system are just terrible compared to the GF1. Well, for me at...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-16-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,828
Posted By ywenz
The Olympus has slight better noise...

The Olympus has slight better noise characteristics in RAW and significantly better looking JPEG compared to the GF1.

The theory is that the circuitry used in the E-P1 is cleaner than the GF1 which...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By ywenz
Really? Are you saying you know of an upcoming...

Really? Are you saying you know of an upcoming fix? Or do you mean they "should" fix it via firmware?

I sent them an e-mail indicating the desire for the MF assist feature. Probably does nothing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By ywenz
Had I realized this in my pre-purchase research,...

Had I realized this in my pre-purchase research, I would have opted for a GF1 because I think the GF1 has a dedicated MF assist button.

Olympus - :bang:

Hopefully these threads will be of help to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By ywenz
Thanks DNG.. my manual focusing frustration is...

Thanks DNG.. my manual focusing frustration is not the issue of getting into focus. The zoomed manual focus assist is pretty helpful and most of the time I don't even need to use it.

My frustration...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By ywenz
Have you brought this up with Olympus? I just...

Have you brought this up with Olympus? I just send them an e-mail about this.. It can really be easily added.

Seeing how they are gearing these cameras to enthusiasts, I hope they realize the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Yes the MF workflow is fine with AF lenses, With...

Yes the MF workflow is fine with AF lenses,

With Legacy lenses, you'd have to toggle zoom in/out with the OK button and only whilst in the green box mode. That also means, you can't change ISO, WB,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,828
Posted By ywenz
m4/3 is MUCH better than P&S.. but still a bit...

m4/3 is MUCH better than P&S.. but still a bit far from DSLR quality.

If you value manual controls, GF1 is your only good m4/3 option.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By ywenz
first outing with the E-P1

Bought an E-P1 + kit lens for our week-long road trip. I also brought along a Voigtlander Pancake 35/2.5 M-mount.

Overall the camera performed well.. It really needs a larger grip, and working with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2010
Replies: 210
Views: 131,567
Posted By ywenz
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs113....

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs113.ash2/39007_10100222352266093_2201048_58280824_370974_n.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-26-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Damn I just got the E-P1 today.. yeah can't zoom...

Damn I just got the E-P1 today.. yeah can't zoom out with the shutter button.. what a stupid oversight.. The other major ergonomic issue I found was the back wheel being difficult to turn. I almost...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-22-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Right.. but I'm wondering is the OK button the...

Right.. but I'm wondering is the OK button the ONLY way to zoom back out? Or will half press of the shutter do that? That difference plays significant role in the shooting workflow ..
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
hmm big change in FOV though from 50mm to 100mm...

hmm big change in FOV though from 50mm to 100mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Thanks Sfaust. Hopefully Olympus isn't stupid...

Thanks Sfaust. Hopefully Olympus isn't stupid and made the E-P1 with this defect..

Just to confirm.. pushing "OK" also has the effect of exiting out of the zoom mode right? i've seen a bunch of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,157
Posted By ywenz
Okay just bought E-P1 on ebay.. still waiting for...

Okay just bought E-P1 on ebay.. still waiting for it to arrive.

Please confirm this - I read somewhere that whilst in the zoom mode for manual focusing, pressing the shutter button doesn't take you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By ywenz
Vistaquest made several versions of these...

Vistaquest made several versions of these cameras. For the out of production ones, only the VQ1005 from 2006 is "good". Good means it has a slight vignette, the colors are contrasty and takes on a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By ywenz
cheap keychain digital lomo camera

Vistaquest VQ1005... Anyone else shoot with these little things? I just picked one up on ebay, having a tons of fun with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-12-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,757
Posted By ywenz
great work! I think it's a good book with good...

great work! I think it's a good book with good images. My thought is that it had too many posed images. I would much prefer to see more high energy images of Cuban street life.

DAH's Cuban Soul...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-16-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,275
Posted By ywenz
Here's the birth of the...

Here's the birth of the EP1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FWv21EgRZU
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-13-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,092
Posted By ywenz
It is a very good lens and extremely compact when...

It is a very good lens and extremely compact when you remove the hood. Some of my pics from the pancake M-mount version (which I'm currently selling...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-13-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 12,459
Posted By ywenz
I've shot sharp pcitures with the non coupled...

I've shot sharp pcitures with the non coupled 15mm LTM even when I was drunk.. THERE IS NO need for RF coupling.. Do not be persuaded by internet nonsense.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-12-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 12,459
Posted By ywenz
RF-coupled 15mm? A waste of engineering effort......

RF-coupled 15mm? A waste of engineering effort... The decoupled 15mm LTM version is already plenty easy enough to focus and use..
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-10-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By ywenz
You can tape up the bright window matching the...

You can tape up the bright window matching the position of the tape over the areas where the 50mm lines reside and that should effectively mask out the 50mm lines..
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-03-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,144
Posted By ywenz
Classified search feature not working?

It's not working for me.. anyone else ?? I have an ad and you can't find it from the search box and have to drill down the specific category to see it.. And no, it's not just my ad. A search on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
Oh but see, I specialize in pictures taken from...

Oh but see, I specialize in pictures taken from the chest. I've got a remote trigger and everything so I can take pics without touching it with my hands. You would hate this camera if you shoot how...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
Along with a neck strap, they should supply each...

Along with a neck strap, they should supply each R2A camera with a lead weight so you can screw into the tripod socket
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
It is that extreme and it would be better if the...

It is that extreme and it would be better if the camera stays in that position, but it doesn't. When you walk or move, the camera bottom rocks against your chest and pivots around the strap...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
Hi pes: Yes that what I gathered, but why even...

Hi pes: Yes that what I gathered, but why even have to get grip to achieve such a fundamental characteristic of camera?

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6ce6b08d78.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
pau: obviously the neck straps do not pose a...

pau: obviously the neck straps do not pose a balance problem when the cam is held in my hand.

Inherited the design from SLR or not, they obviously didn't retain the mirror box from the SLR, why...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
A grip will also not allow me to use the half...

A grip will also not allow me to use the half case that came with the camera.. :(

I simply do not understand why they placed the loops there... :bang:



Use to own a Leica M6 kit.. figured it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By ywenz
Why oh why?

The whole point of the RF experience is quality in compact size. So why did Cosina put the strap loops at much a bad location on the R2A!!! With my compact, yet lovely CV 35 f/2.5 Pancake 2 lens,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,274
Posted By ywenz
if you just replace the whole camera with another...

if you just replace the whole camera with another camera then it'll be fully working!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-09-2008
Replies: 202
Views: 50,934
Posted By ywenz
Why hope for Cosina to build a digital RF when...

Why hope for Cosina to build a digital RF when makers like Panasonic and Fuji already have built foundations to allow a RF camera to be created..

Sensor - #1 importance. Everything else is trivial...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ywenz
Just compared it against my other camera and the...

Just compared it against my other camera and the Yashica seems to be pretty accurate!

The shutter contacts to activate the meter is a bit suspect though... is it easy to clean that up?
Forum: Yashica RF 12-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ywenz
Thanks.. I guess there no way to telling how the...

Thanks.. I guess there no way to telling how the meter is short of shooting a test roll...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By ywenz
bringing my Electro35 back to life

I'm attempting to shoot with my Electro35 again which as been shelved for over a year. I forget - Since the camera is an AV only, the whole point of the exposure lights is to indicate whether the MAX...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By ywenz
I removed it.. I'll figure it out with Stephen...

I removed it.. I'll figure it out with Stephen offline. I was afraid the thread was starting to sound too negative on behalf of cameraquest when it wasn't the intention.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-08-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 13,953
Posted By ywenz
This thread is making me wish I didn't sell my...

This thread is making me wish I didn't sell my CV15. Now that I have a Bessa, perhaps I'll need to get one again.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By ywenz
I've never experienced that with any of my film...

I've never experienced that with any of my film cameras. The alignment of individual frames with sprocket holes should be entirely based on how you mount the roll. Plus the mechanism of the advance...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By ywenz
You're right, but I thought without a lens...

You're right, but I thought without a lens mounted, the patch should be horizontally in the middle of the framelines but vertically towards the top, like what mike507 said. This is how it is on my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By ywenz
That looks very off.. The position of the focus...

That looks very off.. The position of the focus window should not be dependent on whether you have a lens mounted or not.. It should always be in the middle.

Looks like your problem is worse than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By ywenz
In other words, issues like Cron III vs Cron IV...

In other words, issues like Cron III vs Cron IV (or whatever) doesn't really matter. Go out and take pictures.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By ywenz
Goes to show you that the real photographers...

Goes to show you that the real photographers don't waste time getting all the "terminologies" down.. or can recall all the versions of the Leica 50 cron that was ever made and all the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By ywenz
radio segment on Leica - Interesting

http://www.pri.org/arts-entertainment/arts/leica-camera-studio360.html
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,702
Posted By ywenz
why not just buy a new one?

why not just buy a new one?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,809
Posted By ywenz
Hmmm the examples don't look very sharp, even at...

Hmmm the examples don't look very sharp, even at web reduced resolution... misfocused perhaps?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,325
Posted By ywenz
Looks like this Zeiss exhibit the same color...

Looks like this Zeiss exhibit the same color artifacts as my Canon 85 1.2.. green halos behind the point of focus.. magenta halos in front of the point of focus..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-14-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,862
Posted By ywenz
Hard disk is a mechanical device, hence it fails....

Hard disk is a mechanical device, hence it fails.

Electronics lasts longer theoretically.



Huh? All cars are mechanical devices. Almost all fail due to parts breaking down, not circuit board...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,621
Posted By ywenz
are there any more pics any where?

are there any more pics any where?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By ywenz
Thanks, the blur in the first image was achieved...

Thanks, the blur in the first image was achieved using photoshop's lens blur filter and a layer mask..
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By ywenz
GRD in Dubai

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2306845732_1fdf482d51_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2029/2306845422_64a38fb038_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2304035532_e2485618de_o.jpg

http:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2008
Replies: 183
Views: 4,165
Posted By ywenz
He looks like a man. Street photography for...

He looks like a man.


Street photography for poor saps like us is basically having a venue where we can make a picture whereas otherwise we have no other opportunities to do so.

Most street amateur...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 3,310
Posted By ywenz
with stories like these, let's hope that there...

with stories like these, let's hope that there isn't going to be an M9
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-10-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,289
Posted By ywenz
Leica is reliable like a Land Rover is reliable....

Leica is reliable like a Land Rover is reliable. You want it to be as reliable as a Buick? Well, it's not gonna happen and I don't think they care anymore.

Do people buy new land rovers for its...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-06-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 11,711
Posted By ywenz
Everyone seems to preach one need to compare...

Everyone seems to preach one need to compare printed examples. Can someone please explain why comparisons can't be made on the monitor? If we're talking about differences in resolution, then surely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By ywenz
I don't understand the mentality of questioning...

I don't understand the mentality of questioning useful technology that is given to you.

A picture taken at 25000iso f:5.6 will have greater DOF than a picture taken at f:1.0. How can anyone say...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By ywenz
I could have used a cleaner 6400 iso for a gig I...

I could have used a cleaner 6400 iso for a gig I shot last weekend. I was shooting at 1.4 @ 3200 and the shutter was barely fast enough. I'm a hack as well.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-05-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 11,711
Posted By ywenz
My man's a sunflower seeds lover too.. gotta love...

My man's a sunflower seeds lover too.. gotta love that.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-05-2007
Replies: 130
Views: 11,711
Posted By ywenz
eh.. much greater number of good SLR shooters...

eh.. much greater number of good SLR shooters than RF.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By ywenz
the SD14 is no good at high iso. Well better ...

the SD14 is no good at high iso. Well better than a small P&S sensor but not even close to other APS sensors. So you can get your hopes down about the DP1
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By ywenz
fdigital: just look at the SD14.. it's the same...

fdigital: just look at the SD14.. it's the same sensor.

DP1 is still stuck in vaporware mode for me.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-03-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By ywenz
Sigma was the one who decided to use choice word...

Sigma was the one who decided to use choice word such as "launch" when the original prototype was announce...

"The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new, groundbreaking...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-03-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By ywenz
pfffttt... I'll believe when I see it. It's...

pfffttt... I'll believe when I see it. It's sigma after all.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By ywenz
congrats dude

congrats dude
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 17,727
Posted By ywenz
http://www.pbase.com/booggerg/image/35488734.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/booggerg/image/35488734.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-26-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,424
Posted By ywenz
Yashica 124G + Fuji NPH 400 (or was it...

Yashica 124G + Fuji NPH 400 (or was it 160?)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/204/490153322_3db8df9773.jpg

Leica M6+50 cron + NPH 400

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/49476964_44acd79cd5_o.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 11-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By ywenz
I don't think HD is the future of digital cinema....

I don't think HD is the future of digital cinema. It was used quite a bit because it was the "best" digital solution at the time.

The Red camera is the newest kid on the block and it is much, much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,775
Posted By ywenz
nice pic jeremy! You people really oughta stop...

nice pic jeremy! You people really oughta stop taking rff comments so seriously. I reply to posts in whatever way I want to based on what I feel at the time. I dish out positive comments and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,775
Posted By ywenz
bunch of pics of people looking at books? I'm...

bunch of pics of people looking at books? I'm looking forward to those pics.... yea... riighhtt
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 6,505
Posted By ywenz
RF and P&S digital cameras will merge as one in...

RF and P&S digital cameras will merge as one in the not to distant future. The day that display technology improves to the point where they can fit a tiny ultra high-res screen into a viewfinder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 6,505
Posted By ywenz
solares, jan: until the Evil SLR group goes...

solares, jan: until the Evil SLR group goes away, threads like this are fair game.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ywenz
fdigital: what adapter did you get for the Zuiko...

fdigital: what adapter did you get for the Zuiko lens? Did you have to modify the 5D in anyway to make it work with these non canon lenses?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ywenz
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/index.html

http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/index.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ywenz
There is no 28 f2.8 USM it's a 28 f1.8 USM and...

There is no 28 f2.8 USM it's a 28 f1.8 USM and it's a very capable lens.

There is no IS version of 17-40 f4. There is a 17-85mm IS in the EF-S mount.

The 35/2 doesn't have a USM motor and one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ywenz
which becomes a 50mm FOV when you consider the 2x...

which becomes a 50mm FOV when you consider the 2x crop factor of the 4/3 system.. which is why i said 12/1.4.. there is no such lens, not even close to it..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2007
Replies: 94
Views: 6,505
Posted By ywenz
congrats! I'm a new 24/1.4 owner as well. on a...

congrats! I'm a new 24/1.4 owner as well. on a 40D, it's a 35/1.4 lens. Kick ass combo.

from a bday party:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2052915481_03b34e10f8.jpg


This photographer shoots...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By ywenz
everything is worth buying when if the price is...

everything is worth buying when if the price is right.



Hardly.. is there a 24/1.4 lens for the 4/3 system(I should actually say 12/1.4)... Not even close I'm afraid.
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
that is certainly a good point!

that is certainly a good point!
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
i say i hardly do.

i say i hardly do.
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
Cool dude, enjoy shelling out top dollars to your...

Cool dude, enjoy shelling out top dollars to your local pro lab.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By ywenz
Phase One fans should be happy.

Phase One fans should be happy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By ywenz
Just use Diafine and you won't have to worry...

Just use Diafine and you won't have to worry about temperature, or time..
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-21-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,655
Posted By ywenz
Except that the current issue features a portrait...

Except that the current issue features a portrait photographer and all the sample images in his article are crappy at best.
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
you talking about C41 that is done locally by...

you talking about C41 that is done locally by walmart staff or the specialty film(non 35mm C41) that is sent out to FUJI and/or Dwayne's in Kansas(for Kodachrome) ?

I'm talking about the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By ywenz
decisive...

decisive 1:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/168873848_9630454b96_o.jpg

decisive 2:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/60/219557155_65148348f1_o.jpg

decisive...
Forum: Off Topic 11-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
but the future generations will all be computer...

but the future generations will all be computer savvy so digital imaging goes without saying...

i remain convinced that one day in the near future digital technology will be able to reproduce the...
Forum: Off Topic 11-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
the pro photo lab wanted too much money for...

the pro photo lab wanted too much money for nothing extra compared to wal-mart. the day wal-mart end this service is the day i stop shooting film.....at current rate.
Forum: Off Topic 11-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By ywenz
Wal-mart = awesome

just got my roll of expired kodachrome and a roll of 120 Fuji Acros.. Paid $4.88 for the mounted kodachrome and $3.88 for the 120 (processed + printed). WOW!

Before I found out about walmart, I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 7,951
Posted By ywenz
The...

The UR?

http://www.summilux.net/avis/URLeica-5-mini.jpg


LOL..
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 7,951
Posted By ywenz
The buyer over paid by 279,950 euros..

The buyer over paid by 279,950 euros..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By ywenz
jamie great pics! I saw your blog a while back.....

jamie great pics! I saw your blog a while back.. you're well ahead of many of us at age 19. Keep it up! You're gonna do some great work in the future.
Forum: Off Topic 11-19-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By ywenz
Quickk n' Dirty web-based image editing

sweet!!

http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,591
Posted By ywenz
This Sinnar is rubbish.. I'd rather spend the...

This Sinnar is rubbish..

I'd rather spend the money on http://www.red.com/store
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By ywenz
refurb was for $219.. Fuji's replacement for the...

refurb was for $219..

Fuji's replacement for the F31fd is much worse in low light...
Forum: Off Topic 11-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By ywenz
Why shoot in portrait orientation? Human sees...

Why shoot in portrait orientation? Human sees horizontally..
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By ywenz
and one of the "fastest" to operate p&s, and not...

and one of the "fastest" to operate p&s, and not to mention one with the best battery life (600 shots) .. and manual overrides..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 6,514
Posted By ywenz
Cv15, Cv35/1.2, Cv50/1.5

Cv15, Cv35/1.2, Cv50/1.5
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By ywenz
Fuji F31fd refurb available

http://store.fujifilmmall.com/product.asp?sku=3675004

These gems are very hard to find nowadays... I just ordered one. knock on wood that it'll arrive.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,186
Posted By ywenz
I'm debating btween a G9 or a Nikon D40+kit...

I'm debating btween a G9 or a Nikon D40+kit lens.. both are about the same price...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By ywenz
the fact is, very few people are able to use a...

the fact is, very few people are able to use a film RF successfully as an event coverage camera for all around indoor/outdoor, bright/dark coverage.

A quality DSLR is much suited for the rest of us...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By ywenz
sal: Best Buy has them locally, at least the ones...

sal: Best Buy has them locally, at least the ones I've been to.

Picked on up before and looked thru the viewinder. Was not a fan... too small and and information bar was too cluttered. The tactile...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By ywenz
I'll play the fake 3D game.. this one is 3D as...

I'll play the fake 3D game..

this one is 3D as hell:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/50084718_99c9a5abd8_o.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By ywenz
good advice indeed. Especially for my trek out to...

good advice indeed. Especially for my trek out to the woods this weekend for portraits.

convenient the fact that i live a stones away from huge forest preserves..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By ywenz
If you already have an Ikon and since it sounds...

If you already have an Ikon and since it sounds like you can do without the Leica then by all means get rid of the M3..

I would wait a bit tough until the 5D MKII comes out.. It ought to be much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By ywenz
I think it's a case of pareidolia. The human mind...

I think it's a case of pareidolia. The human mind is very easily convinced. If you didn't tell me that the image looked 3D then it would not be to me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By ywenz
The Canon HV10's single CCD CMOS sensor is...

The Canon HV10's single CCD CMOS sensor is amazing!

The color is out of this world compared to single chip cameras from a few years ago. I would venture to say its color rendering is almost as good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By ywenz
video camera counts as SLR huh?

using the photo functionality on my Canon HV10 camcorder.. this camera is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By ywenz
virtual Canon lens factory tour

very interesting and infromative..

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/l_plant/f_index.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By ywenz
The M6 I just sold to a fellow RFFer had the SL-2...

The M6 I just sold to a fellow RFFer had the SL-2 brass rewind crank.. Yes, the M6 stock one was a feather weight compared to the SL-2 version.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-08-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 7,784
Posted By ywenz
What do you mean by EXACTLY? Are you saying that...

What do you mean by EXACTLY?

Are you saying that if you took a picture of clock that displays time in 100ms increments, are you able to tell exactly at which ms you took a picture of? No..

but can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By ywenz
Yeah but not such much when the hood is removed....

Yeah but not such much when the hood is removed. Ya gotta have that hood for protection from impacts though!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By ywenz
Aw good point, the whole cam is powered by that...

Aw good point, the whole cam is powered by that battery...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By ywenz
You do know that the 4/3 format has a 2.0x crop...

You do know that the 4/3 format has a 2.0x crop factor?

Unless you're strictly a telephoto or normal fov shooter, this camera shouldn't even be on your radar, no matter how good the body looks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By ywenz
Well, the L1 is technically a DSLR.. However,...

Well, the L1 is technically a DSLR..

However, the 4/3 format and all those olympus bodies(and now Leica & Panny) have been rather undesirable in the popular consumer/professional market, and with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By ywenz
wow. I know my old M6's tiny light meter...

wow. I know my old M6's tiny light meter batteries will drain over time if the shutter is depressed inadvertently in the bag. So the big block Li-ion main battery in the M8 will drain just as quick?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By ywenz
just cleaned up my EOS 650

My shutter blades had a built up of oily residue which caused random shutter mis fires.. I finally cleaned up the shutter yesterday and mounted my 24mm/1.4 lens. I forgot what a fine looking camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By ywenz
the camera body looks good, but with that lens,...

the camera body looks good, but with that lens, it looks absurd..

Is there a smaller pancake prime lens for it?
Forum: Olympus RF 11-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By ywenz
very true.. sometimes mine wouldn't fire then i...

very true.. sometimes mine wouldn't fire then i realize the clamshell didn't click into it's open position..
Forum: Olympus RF 11-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By ywenz
Love your images from the XA! Makes me wanna go...

Love your images from the XA! Makes me wanna go out and shoot with mine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2007
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,061
Posted By ywenz
Notice how I only said the "image" will look just...

Notice how I only said the "image" will look just as good
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2007
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,061
Posted By ywenz
the examples here are further prove to me that...

the examples here are further prove to me that good photography sells equipment. There's no doubt in my mind that these scenes would looks just as good having been shot with another lens with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By ywenz
some pretty deep thoughts here, but what is the...

some pretty deep thoughts here, but what is the point of putting materialistic things onto such a high pedestal?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By ywenz
Rol: I dig the Full House shot!

Rol: I dig the Full House shot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By ywenz
Because it being a digital P&S, such as it is. In...

Because it being a digital P&S, such as it is. In the eye of the proverbial RFFer, it's a POS. I'm doing my best to be agreeable.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By ywenz
Hey I like the 1st one. .but that was shot with...

Hey I like the 1st one. .but that was shot with 28mm? It looks like a telephoto to me. Or how close were you to that speeding car!?

The third one doesn't do it for me because there is too much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By ywenz
One word: MSN Web TV Check the traffic log for...

One word: MSN Web TV

Check the traffic log for RFF.com, I bet you'll see a higher than usual percentage of Web TVs.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/CDE/_WEBTV.GIF
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 3,395
Posted By ywenz
Digital is your friend.. digtal cameras excel in...

Digital is your friend.. digtal cameras excel in scenarios like these due to lower noise at high iso..
both shot @ f/1.2, 1600,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By ywenz
Yes! Yes Yes 3 yes because the stupid forum...

Yes! Yes Yes

3 yes because the stupid forum software won't let me post with just one yes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,052
Posted By ywenz
Just picked up a Moleskin storyboard and...

Just picked up a Moleskin storyboard and watercolor.. Will be filling the books with a bunch of watercolor drawings..
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ywenz
well I guess if you have that innocent old...

well I guess if you have that innocent old white-man look to you, you can get away with a lot when taking pictures of strangers... a distant second to a hot young broad though!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,673
Posted By ywenz
how did HCB not stand out while taking those...

how did HCB not stand out while taking those pics? And how did the man who took the pics of HCB taking pics not stand out?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 5,998
Posted By ywenz
Nothing matches your list.

Nothing matches your list.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By ywenz
Well I do have in my possession a CV35f2.5 with...

Well I do have in my possession a CV35f2.5 with no body to attach it to since cp_ste.croix purchased my M6+50 cron! ;)


And a CV15 Heliar too! ;)
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By ywenz
Noctilux nothing...

http://www.muellerworld.com/exhibits/fast_lens/
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,220
Posted By ywenz
A successful fashion portrait does not need to...

A successful fashion portrait does not need to reveal the inner self of the model.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By ywenz
120 prints huh? So they are square? What size?...

120 prints huh? So they are square? What size? I've never gotten prints done of my 120 negatives so I'm a bit ignorant! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By ywenz
really? walmart? $4 for the middleman fee? or $4...

really? walmart? $4 for the middleman fee? or $4 total to get the slides back? I'm intrigued because I have a bunch of kodachrome 64 in the freezer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By ywenz
David: Would you not buy a computer if you...

David: Would you not buy a computer if you didn't have a digital camera?

Which walmart process kodachrome for $4? Do you mean fool the photo department and process the kodachrome in C41 chemicals?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By ywenz
Then why would any professional post any...

Then why would any professional post any copyrighted pictures larger than this one?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By ywenz
why didn't they post a larger photo.?

why didn't they post a larger photo.?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ywenz
you can't reduce the DOF that much anyway on the...

you can't reduce the DOF that much anyway on the GRD, how useful would that be?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-30-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,269
Posted By ywenz
new firmware will be available for the grd...

new firmware will be available for the grd 1..

http://ricohforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=378
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-27-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,380
Posted By ywenz
Check out Riccis Valladares' work. He's a...

Check out Riccis Valladares' work. He's a professional wedding photographer who shoots with M8s and Leica RFs.. He's also a member here so he might respond to your questions.

Jeff Ascough also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By ywenz
Why wouldn't they? does it take a special kind of...

Why wouldn't they? does it take a special kind of human being to know a Leica?
Forum: Off Topic 10-23-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By ywenz
virtual hair cut

headphones only!!

http://ccgi.bluerabbit.plus.com/virtualbarbershop/
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