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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By bellyface
Pentax 67 w/ 165mm 2.8 super takumar Diafine...

Pentax 67 w/ 165mm 2.8 super takumar
Diafine developer

I find the 165mm 2.8 to be a better lens for some extra separation between me and the subject, but I still enjoy the 105 as the go to lens....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,927
Posted By bellyface
go for it. $500 is a fabulous deal for a 10K...

go for it. $500 is a fabulous deal for a 10K mileage D700. Yes, the D700 has the exact sensor of a D3. Even D3's selling for around $700 is a fabulous deal.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-11-2015
Replies: 194
Views: 46,589
Posted By bellyface
These were all taken with an A7 and Minolta...

These were all taken with an A7 and Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.4 MC

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/16050005696_b1769c3ae7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qshtw9)
rush hour (https://flic.kr/p/qshtw9)by Ivan...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 29,207
Posted By bellyface
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6876862452_2b6...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6119/6876862452_2b60836a9e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/btFHC1)
camp bullis (https://flic.kr/p/btFHC1) by bellyface (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-17-2014
Replies: 249
Views: 107,691
Posted By bellyface
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9338766533_175...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9338766533_175f0b1711_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/feeBW6)
DO NOT BLOCK FIRE ESCAPE (https://flic.kr/p/feeBW6) by bellyface...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,905
Posted By bellyface
KEH has several deals on nikons and canons, and...

KEH has several deals on nikons and canons, and some are full frame 35mm sensors. For well under $1000, add a 50 1.4, or a small zoom and you'd still be good.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 102,817
Posted By bellyface
crankbait, got the adapter from rainbow imaging,...

crankbait, got the adapter from rainbow imaging, and I can focus past infinity. so there is a little play before it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-16-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 102,817
Posted By bellyface
1960's Pentax Super Takumar 50 1.4 on my...

1960's Pentax Super Takumar 50 1.4 on my X-E1:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8463321407_6b66c82531_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/8463321407/)
mid 60's radioactive lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,721
Posted By bellyface
detail of a mission in san antonio, tx, 2001....

detail of a mission in san antonio, tx, 2001. kodak EPP/ bronica R645

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/148/372120191_e37fc37085_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/372120191/)
001_194.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,108
Posted By bellyface
the i69 is a sweet little lens. I own one and...

the i69 is a sweet little lens. I own one and shimmied it down to get infinity focus. used it on the epson R-D1 with success, but on the NEX it casts a weird magenta vignette towards the edges. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-02-2013
Replies: 387
Views: 81,369
Posted By bellyface
X-E1 w/ nikon series E 50mm...

X-E1 w/ nikon series E 50mm :

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8439798476_d146be9394_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/8439798476/)
DSCF0576...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,029
Posted By bellyface
it is possible. Tried it today with an R72....

it is possible. Tried it today with an R72. Exposure time 1/60 @ iso 3200, F2.0. But it is indeed possible.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By bellyface
rainbow imaging has theirs on ebay for $18...

rainbow imaging has theirs on ebay for $18 shipped. not a bad deal. it's not the best adapter out there, but it works fine.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 102,817
Posted By bellyface
This is amazing. Glad there are a few folks...

This is amazing. Glad there are a few folks venturing to legacy lenses.

I'm excited to receive my X-E1! I didn't have enough flow to grab a fuji lens, but I did have enough to grab a few adapters....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2013
Replies: 628
Views: 160,380
Posted By bellyface
hi precision.. just curious, can you handle...

hi precision.. just curious, can you handle 6x12cm 120 negs? I just got a belair 6-12 camera and excited to develop some 6x12cm pano's
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,043
Posted By bellyface
I love KEH. la la love them. very tempting.

I love KEH. la la love them. very tempting.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By bellyface
28 AIS is a great lens, I suggest give it a try!...

28 AIS is a great lens, I suggest give it a try! You'd need to scale focus and go from there. But, yeah, it will be a lot bigger considering the lens will be a bit further from the CCD. That sounds...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,140
Posted By bellyface
Aki-asahi has skins for x100, google them they...

Aki-asahi has skins for x100, google them they are in Japan, like $20 usd or so. They even have bamboo!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2012
Replies: 3,063
Views: 738,588
Posted By bellyface
long live medium...

long live medium format!

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1113/530531682_7ddceae3d7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/530531682/)
payless food stores rear door...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,140
Posted By bellyface
reskinned my bessa R3a with welder's apron...

reskinned my bessa R3a with welder's apron leather ;)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6784334882_81e3df585b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/6784334882/)
leather dressed up bessa...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-25-2012
Replies: 242
Views: 40,858
Posted By bellyface
If you select "expedited" and pay the extra $5 it...

If you select "expedited" and pay the extra $5 it comes a lot sooner. Morgan is a swell guy, this is his side business. If you order the exotic leathers expect a long wait time.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-25-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,326
Posted By bellyface
It's not an slr, technically. But m4/3 has the...

It's not an slr, technically. But m4/3 has the advantage of multiple lens compatibility (adapters not included) ... Even c-mount ccd cam lenses with unique effects. Only issue with using 35mm lenses,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,760
Posted By bellyface
this one... just got it for...

this one... just got it for mine:

http://www.adorama.com/NKEPRFE2.html
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-14-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,504
Posted By bellyface
This is pretty crafty! Maybe make some room for...

This is pretty crafty! Maybe make some room for an extra battery and extra memory cards? ;) expect these to go up in price now... Good on you for discovering! My guess is the nikon MD-e and MD-14...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,524
Posted By bellyface
fuji falls flat on their face when it comes to...

fuji falls flat on their face when it comes to manual control. Sorry.. I have an X100 and really hate the lack of real MF control on the lens. It sounds like it's the same deal on the new Xpro...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,326
Posted By bellyface
i think it's pretty nice but no.

i think it's pretty nice but no.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-07-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,504
Posted By bellyface
You can install Dropbox and drop your images in...

You can install Dropbox and drop your images in the public folder. Control-click on the image and copy the public link. Pm your email and I'll send you a referral link.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,890
Posted By bellyface
the R-D1 will always have it's 'niche' market and...

the R-D1 will always have it's 'niche' market and will appeal to all generations of shooters out there. The Fuji X-pro 1 won't steal that thunder from it. I hope to later this year own an R-D1xg.....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 49,140
Posted By bellyface
Love this stuff...

Love this stuff ;)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5018/5480115410_2b4a36810d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5480115410/)
half brothers from 2 other moms that wear the same skin...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-01-2012
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6805154019_fd59...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6805154019_fd59e608ee_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/6805154019/)
tito (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/6805154019/) by bellyface...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-31-2012
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
been a while since I've been here... hope you...

been a while since I've been here... hope you guys can forgive me...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5181/5575162881_f8956be29e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5575162881/)
the Esquier...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-05-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,390
Posted By bellyface
Sadly my R-D1 is gone now. But when the timing...

Sadly my R-D1 is gone now. But when the timing and money are OK, my guess is I'd sport for an R-D1x. The idea of larger SD cards really is interesting. I think the fuji is a great little camera...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 160,380
Posted By bellyface
@katgut this is a tremendous service to the RFF...

@katgut

this is a tremendous service to the RFF community, you should consider self-restraint before attacking a sponsor. This is an image processing thread, I think it suits it just fine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By bellyface
freestyle has great deals on bulk film. i got...

freestyle has great deals on bulk film. i got 100' of expired (by a month) ilford pan f for $10. That's insane. Bulk loading takes no effort. grab yourself a bunch of empty leader rolls and load all...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By bellyface
no files sent yet... you guys are busy shooting...

no files sent yet... you guys are busy shooting ;) yeah, they have to be raw. hot pixels, no matter.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-31-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By bellyface
Question M8/M8.2/M9 infrared shooters...

Hi everyone. I've been creating custom camera profiles for photoshop/lightroom. Particularly for IR work. IR WB on photoshop/lightroom starts at around 2700 K, which will still give you a reddish...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 160,380
Posted By bellyface
hi precision... this is really great. Question...

hi precision... this is really great. Question though, I usually develop my own B/W in diafine, I leave them uncut, 120/220, 35mm, still the same cost to scan?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,568
Posted By bellyface
awesome stuff... here are a few more. I love you...

awesome stuff... here are a few more. I love you guys. And your images. Cheers!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/4027991675_4c21155762_b.jpg...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-28-2011
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5533235458_2a2...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5533235458_2a23cc25c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5533235458/)
power napped (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5533235458/) by bellyface...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bellyface
Here's what I wish, and can't see why not. Why...

Here's what I wish, and can't see why not. Why can't Voigtlander have a line if crop sensor manual lenses? Wishful thinking though...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bellyface
totally possible. but why? there'd be no lenses...

totally possible. but why? there'd be no lenses that would correspond to the 1.5x crop and framing. to be honest the 1:1 vf is absolutely perfect on the epson. i don't know, does anyone have a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By bellyface
great shots guys! here are a few...

great shots guys! here are a few more...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5461108594_6e2f909b7a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5461108594/)
Staacke...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By bellyface
no matter what F stop you use, vignetting is...

no matter what F stop you use, vignetting is there. It's intended for use on a format smaller than 35mm, so, expect this characteristic. I was using F5.6, F4, no issues. @ infinity focus is pretty...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By bellyface
industar-69 half frame lens

I went ahead and found me an old industar-69 28mm half frame lens. Made all the necessary mods detailed by Hammish Gill...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-06-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,357
Posted By bellyface
- ditto to all comments its a simple camera, my...

- ditto to all comments

its a simple camera, my 7 year old knows how to use it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bellyface
wow! nice grip back alley! you have 2 styles?

wow! nice grip back alley! you have 2 styles?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bellyface
you have the option to remove the hump on the...

you have the option to remove the hump on the back. I went ahead and removed it. But removing it means you have some odd indentations and rubber pattern fitting. The kit comes with a cushion spacer,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By bellyface
Thumbs up griptac gray from cameraleather.com

I ordered the griptac gray leatherette kit from morgan @ cameraleather.com and I have to say, I love, love, love the feel. I had ordered a red 9x6" full sheet of the stuff from morgan a few years ago...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-03-2011
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5375891850_5ff...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5001/5375891850_5ff9ea97fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/5375891850/)
Moon falls between Alamo fingers...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,906
Posted By bellyface
i just used mine today at an italian restaurant...

i just used mine today at an italian restaurant and was asked why it didn't have a flash. i gave them a quick speech on why flash is the worst for candid photos. that's another ball of wax topic on...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-22-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,906
Posted By bellyface
i've had people ask if its a leica. hows that for...

i've had people ask if its a leica. hows that for baggage? Most of the time i get compliments, but most of the time they write it off like a film camera. until i show them the lcd....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-21-2011
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
a few from today... R-D1 & VC 40mm...

a few from today... R-D1 & VC 40mm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By bellyface
ultra II's are fine, fast enough for the write...

ultra II's are fine, fast enough for the write speeds of camera to card. Another good reason to get faster cards is time it takes to DL to computer. If you're the type that sets to copy and runs off...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By bellyface
keep in mind, slower cards will eat your...

keep in mind, slower cards will eat your batteries faster. go with extreme or ultra II, you can't go with SDHC anyway. I use sandisk, several of them.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-15-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,749
Posted By bellyface
wow... so my understanding is the i-69 is a half...

wow... so my understanding is the i-69 is a half frame lens, is this correct? Does it couple with the RF alignment or are you guestimating the focus? great shots i have to say.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-10-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 9,677
Posted By bellyface
just recently found my epson was off on focus....

just recently found my epson was off on focus. besides the point, particualrly on my 40 1.4 SC nokton. No big deal, I realigned the VF, it's fine now.

As much as I love this camera, I might be...
Forum: RFF News 01-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,821
Posted By bellyface
truly great news!

can't wait to use them.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-17-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 8,108
Posted By bellyface
there are a few things mediocre about the R-D1,...

there are a few things mediocre about the R-D1, the battery, lcd and menus, but it's no slouch in image quality. pretty funny.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By bellyface
you usually jinx your developing job when you...

you usually jinx your developing job when you tell the clerk to be really careful with the film, cause it was from your trip to africa, etc., .... guaranteed to screw up your film, always does it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-25-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 9,688
Posted By bellyface
The lever stays. But fix the lousy battery life....

The lever stays. But fix the lousy battery life. I don't mind 6mpx. I have several 20x30s that can make your eyeballs bleed (sharp)

I love my R-d1, simply impresses me everytime.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-16-2009
Replies: 163
Views: 21,988
Posted By bellyface
#001768, R-d1 2005

#001768, R-d1 2005
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-14-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By bellyface
I use green, but also shoot raw. Still, like the...

I use green, but also shoot raw. Still, like the look. As for settings, contrast boosted all the way, saturation all the way down, edge enhance at the middle. I have to say, the JPEGs out of the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-12-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,965
Posted By bellyface
the 40 SC or MC, I have the SC & the 28 ultron,...

the 40 SC or MC, I have the SC & the 28 ultron, both perfect on the epson. the 21mm color skopar comes in as well, but it's F4.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,794
Posted By bellyface
awesome John... I've found that the 40 1.4 is the...

awesome John... I've found that the 40 1.4 is the only lens that has a fulltime job on the R-D1. It's just magic, the combo.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-10-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
nice... we're getting there. ;)

nice... we're getting there. ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-09-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
You'll need to download adobe DNG converter. Then...

You'll need to download adobe DNG converter. Then convert your EPSON raw file to DNG. Then download the adobe DNG profile editor, open the DNG file with the profile app. Click on the "color matrices"...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By bellyface
the J12 works fine on an epson. Just not on...

the J12 works fine on an epson. Just not on bessas. I know, I've owned 2, one from 1980 & 1959. The older one shot better on the epson. The focus was a little sharper.

If you have one for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-09-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
ok, for those of you who have CS3/CS4 photoshop,...

ok, for those of you who have CS3/CS4 photoshop, or lightroom, 2/3 here's what you do:

download, uncompress: http://www.aguiarvisual.com/CameraProfiles.zip

look for the CameraProfiles folder, or...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-09-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
I went ahead and made a preset. will be posting...

I went ahead and made a preset. will be posting soon. the preset will allow the user to go colder than 2000K in the WB setting, meaning you can get the right tones for your false colour IR shots on...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By bellyface
the D100/D70/D50 base iso is 200

the D100/D70/D50 base iso is 200
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-12-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
yeah, send me a raw file. If you use lightroom,...

yeah, send me a raw file. If you use lightroom, this will be even better.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,556
Posted By bellyface
did morgan @ cameraleather custom cut you a...

did morgan @ cameraleather custom cut you a template for the R-D1? Nice grip. I upholstered my R-D1 with the red standard.. now I've got me a luigi half case with grip and love...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
i think it would be awesome if someone could...

i think it would be awesome if someone could compile a list of lenses that would be great for IR. I know some lenses will give hotspots on the image, I've heard the CV 12mm is one that suffers from...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
I'll need an actual "un touched" raw file,...

I'll need an actual "un touched" raw file, ERF...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
man, I must say, awesome pics ;) let's do:...

man, I must say, awesome pics ;)

let's do: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/back_alley/3733093284/
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
no wories, no sweat, I think I can pull this off...

no wories, no sweat, I think I can pull this off with one raw file. It'll be like making a vaccine and mass producing it ;) I'd volunteer myself, but the weather is pretty nasty right now. Not to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By bellyface
calling all R-D1 infrared shooters...

Hi Folks, so I've found a way to create a camera profile for adobe lightroom. Particularly for the "IR" shooting crowd. For those of us who shoot raw IR on the epson.

But, I need some volunteers....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-14-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,412
Posted By bellyface
actually, I have to admit, I had a serious blond...

actually, I have to admit, I had a serious blond moment once on my R-D1. Shot an entire set and just couldn't understand why my SD card light kept blinking.

When I was excited to DL the pics, went...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By bellyface
it's the framing and the parallax that convinced...

it's the framing and the parallax that convinced me to sell my leitz hektor, but my shots were pretty...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-10-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 7,367
Posted By bellyface
i'm retiring my sexy-red R-D1, possibly to some...

i'm retiring my sexy-red R-D1, possibly to some green, or lizard.. i don't know... I like different.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1203/1421701587_790916263e_b.jpg

notice I left the rubber parts...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-27-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,397
Posted By bellyface
this is somewhat good news, SDHD support is a...

this is somewhat good news, SDHD support is a plus. Hopefully it can handle more power efficiently. 6mpx not a bad deal, if it were a fuji super-CCD it be way better, but oh well. I wonder which sony...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-08-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By bellyface
always a breath of fresh air to see your stuff...

always a breath of fresh air to see your stuff john...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-30-2008
Replies: 1,722
Views: 438,306
Posted By bellyface
very nice... I gotta find my charger... errrr......

very nice... I gotta find my charger... errrr... it happens when you move...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By bellyface
if you find a J12, I highly recommend checking...

if you find a J12, I highly recommend checking the serial. The older the better. Found that all older FSU lenses register focus much more accurately than the newer 80's lenses. First 2 numbers of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-14-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By bellyface
i took it a step further with morgan's standard...

i took it a step further with morgan's standard red leatherette... i kept the rubber on though.. so far so good a year...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 376
Views: 193,774
Posted By bellyface
bessa R4A with good ol' digital cousin epson...

bessa R4A with good ol' digital cousin epson...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 376
Views: 193,774
Posted By bellyface
R3a with good ol buddy broni RF645, hanging out...

R3a with good ol buddy broni RF645, hanging out on a dusty car ;)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/472898712_f429aace69_b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By bellyface
hey welcome, and I must say, I love the shots! ...

hey welcome, and I must say, I love the shots! I'll share a few of mine. Personally, my epson @ iso 1600, b/w remind me so much of tri-x 400... I have an MC 40 1.4, 50 1.5, and 21mm F4, all I need...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-10-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 16,783
Posted By bellyface
this has been talked...

this has been talked about...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59279
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-10-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 16,783
Posted By bellyface
it would be nice, but highly, I mean, highly...

it would be nice, but highly, I mean, highly unlikely. Nikon on the other hand would be the next to go after the rangefinder crowd.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By bellyface
well, for the most part it's unaffected, but at...

well, for the most part it's unaffected, but at times it tends to underexpose.

I have the preset if anyone wants it ;) just email me...

The J12 is a great lens, but I decided not to keep it in the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-31-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,956
Posted By bellyface
John, so whats the verdict? How do you like the...

John, so whats the verdict? How do you like the 21? I think it might be my next lens, I had a 15 heliar and was unimpressed. My lineup is a bit weird.. 40 1.4, 50 1.5, 90 elmarit, and 2 old russian...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-28-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,956
Posted By bellyface
john... amazing stuff! Gotta say I'm a fan of...

john... amazing stuff! Gotta say I'm a fan of your stuff... makes me want to head downtown and record some stuff on my epson ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-27-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By bellyface
yeah, that's off the schindler's list soundtrack,...

yeah, that's off the schindler's list soundtrack, itzhak perlman on the violin, Williams composing... very suiting piece for this indeed...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-27-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By bellyface
very moving slide show... loved the pearlman...

very moving slide show... loved the pearlman score too...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By bellyface
the preset pretty much bumps contrast to hell.....

the preset pretty much bumps contrast to hell.. there's detail in the raw's.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By bellyface
j12 (jupiter 12) on epson R-D1

Finally got around to effectively test out my j12 on my epson. I processed the images in lightroom, using an ektachrome IR preset, grass is reddish brown. Some people might not like them, but i'm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By bellyface
Primo John! Primo! Yes, the R-D1 rocks in...

Primo John! Primo! Yes, the R-D1 rocks in existing light and spotlit.. I tend to reach for my 40 1.4 for these kind of shots... ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-18-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
John, that looks great! Yeah the R-D1 is a bout...

John, that looks great! Yeah the R-D1 is a bout the same dimensions in terms of rubber, except morgans kit for the bessa has holes for the strap eyelets... I wonder if we email him to not punch...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-18-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
John, I tried it and it just didn't fit right. ...

John, I tried it and it just didn't fit right. this stuff is too thin, it's nice cause it already has adhesive backing, but it's just too thin. I covered most dimples, but still you could see the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-17-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
john, the rubber comes off and you'll need 2+mm...

john, the rubber comes off and you'll need 2+mm of leatherette... also, there are indentations, screwholes, patches that show thru to the leatherette. No matter how thick you go on the leatherette,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-16-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
john the 21 is still pretty wide, at least the...

john the 21 is still pretty wide, at least the look and spatial depth is the same as say 21mm on 35mm fov, but ends up being like a 33mm. these lenses are bargain priced imo, $240 is a good...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By bellyface
Great shots John... now if I can get my wife to...

Great shots John... now if I can get my wife to work the R-D1 so she can shoot me with my boy...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
john, the 21 skopar is an amazing lens, I had it...

john, the 21 skopar is an amazing lens, I had it for a few months, but got turned off by the external VF. I found myself using the R-D1 VF all the way to the edge, it just wasn't wide enough... I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,205
Posted By bellyface
Enjoy the R-D1... I love mine so much I...

Enjoy the R-D1... I love mine so much I "sexified" it with red leatherette ;) my choice lenses are the CV 28 1.9, 40 1.4, 1957 russian industar 55 2.8, J8 50mm, j12 35mm, and a leica elmar-m 90mm F4....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bellyface
yeah that sounds right. I had an 84 J-9 that was...

yeah that sounds right. I had an 84 J-9 that was way off in it's focus, i think you got yourself a winner here ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By bellyface
i can see the need to compare, but some short...

i can see the need to compare, but some short falls... no 1:1 vf, instead a super dim VF, slr style system, and finally the killer, 4/3 ccd, which is still smaller than the ccd in an epson. Perhaps...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By bellyface
the cv 21 f4 is a fine alternative to the 15...

the cv 21 f4 is a fine alternative to the 15 heliar, and is coupled, and I thought was waaaaaaaay sharper
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-31-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bellyface
very nice John! So how old is the lens? Its my...

very nice John! So how old is the lens? Its my understanding, the older j-9's are better corrected to leica ltm standards...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-27-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
thanks andy ;) the R-D1 is so much fun for me.....

thanks andy ;)

the R-D1 is so much fun for me.. I still use it, even though I have a D3. I find the R-D1 much more fun to use, than any other camera that isn't film.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By bellyface
great self port Giuseppe!

great self port Giuseppe!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By bellyface
I just got a 1978 J-12 and will be testing it out...

I just got a 1978 J-12 and will be testing it out soon, but so far my 40 1.4 mc nokton, 28 1.9 ultron & 1957 industar -ld are my most faves. My 90 elmar-c is the least used.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2111/2209489631_2df...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2111/2209489631_2df6ecec19_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2209500107_436922b65c_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2210300562_f3c6451d96_b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-27-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By bellyface
I'm perfectly fine with the 2gb ultra II's,...

I'm perfectly fine with the 2gb ultra II's, noticed the battery takes a bit longer to drain. Calumetphoto was having a deal awhile back, BOGO $35 for 2 ultra II's, CF or SD... this is the best deal...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-23-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By bellyface
I have a chrome industar with a focus knob, from...

I have a chrome industar with a focus knob, from 1953, it is extremely sharp. I also had a 90's industar LD and it was way less sharp, I had to add a paper shim to the back ring to get the focus to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-23-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
really great images here guys, love em all ;)

really great images here guys, love em all ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-16-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
hey John, yeah, I'll try it... that last one you...

hey John, yeah, I'll try it... that last one you took is great, wow, you can see a little bit of age and agony there!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-16-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
John those are great, how do yo like the 40? I...

John those are great, how do yo like the 40? I think it's one of the best.. I may eventually sell it and get a 35 1.2, but it has served me well. That's a guy i used to work with, quite a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-16-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
yep, in the studio it's great... here it is with...

yep, in the studio it's great... here it is with a 40mm VC MC 1.4: took these back in march when I got the R-D1

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/458834319_6b1099401d_b.jpg

not the best framed,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-15-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,044
Posted By bellyface
R-D1 with ultron 28mm...

R-D1 with ultron 28mm 1.9:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/2108891814_98737fcd40_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2108892332_8cea99d877_b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-06-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By bellyface
if you look for a jupiter, look for something...

if you look for a jupiter, look for something pre-1970's, I have a 1963 industar that is perfect, got it from David Murphy. As far as I've heard the older russian lenses give more acurate focus.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-03-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
no warranty anyway, this thing is a few years old...

no warranty anyway, this thing is a few years old anyway. ;)

yes of course I take pictured:D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-27-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By bellyface
perfectly normal as the buffer fills up, I think...

perfectly normal as the buffer fills up, I think it's like 4-5 shots.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-26-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By bellyface
one thing I noticed when I started using ultra...

one thing I noticed when I started using ultra II's and faster, battery drain was way less. Slower cards take more power to write to, so it was a welcome side affect...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-25-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By bellyface
it's your card... I've been using Sandisk ultra...

it's your card... I've been using Sandisk ultra II's 2gb, and shooting raw+jpeg, I get about 160 shots per card, no chugging at all. I di have a transcend card, a 1gb 30x and it suffered from the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-25-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
thanks guys! Yeah, Morgan says he's had a lot of...

thanks guys! Yeah, Morgan says he's had a lot of requests for the R-D1, he knows the material is too thin for just the camera, be differnt story if it were thicker. the rubber covers up a lot of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By bellyface
welcome Sem, lots of great folks around, not too...

welcome Sem, lots of great folks around, not too much baggage, not too much attitude :D lots of good advice, make yourself at home... ;)
-ive
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-23-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
I think my bessa is next, but it's gonna be green...

I think my bessa is next, but it's gonna be green :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By bellyface
if you get an FM grip, drop Eric an email, most...

if you get an FM grip, drop Eric an email, most of the time they are out of stock and have to fill orders to get them fabricated. My grip took 2 months to get to me, I'm a patient guy so I didn't...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
I stuck it right on the rubber. Seemed to hold...

I stuck it right on the rubber. Seemed to hold better that way. the stick adhesive on the leather is great, it's pretty tough actually. Oh the ultron... possibly my fave on the r-d1, then it's the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
wow, amazingly, thought people would respond...

wow, amazingly, thought people would respond negatively to this... well, didn't do the back, i cut the leatherette myself, just ordered it by the sheet. Xacto knives are the best... I filed and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-22-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By bellyface
my sexy R-D1 (product red)

I did it, got some red leatherette from morgan at cameraleather.com... yes, that is a red leatherette epson... I bet some folks around here will hate, some might like it, I love it.. whadaya...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By bellyface
here you...

here you go...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Metal-Hand-Grip-for-Epson-R-D1-R-D1s-Leica-M-mount_W0QQitemZ270160690864QQihZ017QQcategoryZ15215QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,442
Posted By bellyface
rich, congrats! and thanks for the R-D1 site......

rich, congrats! and thanks for the R-D1 site... you are an asset to RFF :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-19-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
wow... yes indeed. very perceptive...

wow... yes indeed. very perceptive...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-18-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By bellyface
I've been chatting with Morgan at...

I've been chatting with Morgan at cameraleather.com, showed him a fake mockup of an R-D1 with red leather... drool.. the red looks pretty snazzy... you need at least 2-4 layers to simulate the same...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-17-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By bellyface
not there... the EXIF template for the R-D1 is...

not there... the EXIF template for the R-D1 is super simple... don't worry about shutter clicks on your epson. trust me.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By bellyface
Question R-D1 rubber grip... sucky.

I love the R-D1, but my rubber is peeling off. I just yanked it off (on grip side) looked like terminator version of the R-D1, so I've recovered it with cameraleather.com simp ele leica style black....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By bellyface
Yes, it is well balanced and I think it adds a...

Yes, it is well balanced and I think it adds a certain trademark look to the image... not the bokeh, just it's shallow focus I guess. Stellar performer... my other fave is the 40 1.4...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-13-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bellyface
I got my epson from tmessenger, he drilled the...

I got my epson from tmessenger, he drilled the dual dots in it, I don't have a lanthar, but an elmar-c 90 F4, and it's pretty dang accurate. Parallax, however, is usually a problem at closer...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By bellyface
absolutely......

absolutely...

http://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleCVlist.htm (price list)

and info on the CV lenses:

http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-12-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By bellyface
man, for that price just pick up a CV 15mm or...

man, for that price just pick up a CV 15mm or 12mm... and these lenses are way tiny too...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By bellyface
I have 3 ultralasts (1650) and one epson, and I...

I have 3 ultralasts (1650) and one epson, and I must say the epson lasts the longest....

but, yeah that's sounds like a dud...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-01-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,574
Posted By bellyface
Thanks Ben! I just got me an ultron 28mm... so...

Thanks Ben! I just got me an ultron 28mm... so far so good, will be posting some more soon :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-27-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,574
Posted By bellyface
Currently, my only wide aperture lens on my R-D1...

Currently, my only wide aperture lens on my R-D1 is the 40mm 1.4 nokton classic multicoated. I found I can achieve that kind of look you want with this lens. Keep your eyes peeled for one, there is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-27-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,574
Posted By bellyface
"3D effect" the only way you get a selective...

"3D effect"

the only way you get a selective focus on your RD-1, is by getting a 1.9, 1.4, 1.2 lens and opeing up the aperture to the fullest. Your 15mm has extreme depth of field, even shooting...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-27-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By bellyface
yes, Mike is correct, but depending on the lens,...

yes, Mike is correct, but depending on the lens, stopping done can cause aperture hotspots on the image. My experience with IR, on the digital side has been that the simpler lenses, like say, a 50mm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By bellyface
those are nice phil... can't believe you let the...

those are nice phil... can't believe you let the R-D1 go... I'm so happy I have mine, but I can see why people are selling theres.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By bellyface
the problem with IR is the focus shifts. So, if...

the problem with IR is the focus shifts. So, if you shot this at F1.9, you'd have to move the infinity symbol over to the red hash mark on the lens focus scale. I know, that seems silly... trust...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-26-2007
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,091
Posted By bellyface
MJflory... A+ for this fellow.. he's become a...

MJflory... A+ for this fellow.. he's become a good friend, along with most others here on RFF. He picked up my old kiev 4am, lenses, etc., oh yeah and tons of agfa film :D

bobomoon.... Excellent...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-26-2007
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,091
Posted By bellyface
Mark Pang AKA: haagen_dazs, couldn't be more...

Mark Pang AKA: haagen_dazs, couldn't be more please with him! Super fast shipping, great communication... don't hesitate to deal with him...
:D
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-26-2007
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 249,091
Posted By bellyface
David Murphy.. upstanding individual on RFF. ...

David Murphy.. upstanding individual on RFF. We've traded, sold to each other, too many times to know exactly how many times :D

I just got an OM2s from him, absolutely thrilled with it... even the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-24-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
well, you can't always please everyone,...

well, you can't always please everyone, especially the die hard, arrogant canon shooters :D

I did not start this thread to compare, or brag. Simply stating the R-D1 coupled with the nokton classic...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By bellyface
just get an R-D1. Good point Rex made, it's...

just get an R-D1. Good point Rex made, it's digital, whats the waste? Personally, for me, film on RF is real nice, smooth. I experiment alot as well, with cross processing, etc, so I don't mind it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By bellyface
I suggest buying a rangefinder, like a bessa R...

I suggest buying a rangefinder, like a bessa R and messing with it, or heck, even those old FSU's, get the hang of the rangefinder way of life, trust me it will either make you or break you. I have...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
that be iso 800, 1600. Raw. earlier shots were...

that be iso 800, 1600. Raw. earlier shots were taken in vegas. Lots of tungsten light around, but I don't mind it. The noise is OK, IMO. I'm used to noise err, I mean grain, I've been shooting...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1092/857823540_362e...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1092/857823540_362eb30e06_b.jpg

one more shot....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-19-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
Roland, which lens is that? the Pancake?

Roland, which lens is that? the Pancake?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
Hey thanks Roland, it's the MC. I hear there's...

Hey thanks Roland, it's the MC. I hear there's really no difference, but I'm prety happy to own it :D I may eventually get a 35 1.2, but I probably don't need to... I think the 40mm FOV crop is is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By bellyface
The R-D1/nokton 40... love it!

So I've had the epson for almost 4 months now, and have tried a small plethora of lenses, but this weekend at the company party... R-D1, nokton 40 1.4, iso 800, turned up some nice stuff...

sorry...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-14-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 6,228
Posted By bellyface
i ordered one from paul, the original fm grip,...

i ordered one from paul, the original fm grip, back in mid april, still haven't got it yet. Must be lot of fabricating, cutting and molding. Can't wait to get it on my R-D1.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-13-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,679
Posted By bellyface
I guess that makes me #24... I have an early...

I guess that makes me #24... I have an early RF645 with a young serial#

I would really like to have a 135 some day...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By bellyface
I've converted nikon D bodies using the edmund...

I've converted nikon D bodies using the edmund optic filter, and it works fine, however, using it in front of the lens, in front of the bodies' AA filter will not be the best effective. I second...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By bellyface
welcome Luc! You'll find the folks around here...

welcome Luc! You'll find the folks around here are very nice, and enjoy viewing great work :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By bellyface
diafine. hands down. results will vary, acufine...

diafine. hands down. results will vary, acufine is good too, really diafine will make neopan 400 act more like 800. Look into it. it's a 2 process developer, but it's 3 minutes in each process. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-07-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By bellyface
thanks, but I was under the impression that the...

thanks, but I was under the impression that the wind/cock mechanisms lock up during longer exposures. This might explain all the recent shutter threads. People handling them like sports cameras...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-05-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By bellyface
keep your digitals. I have 4 digitall bodies,...

keep your digitals. I have 4 digitall bodies, D1, D70, D200 & R-D1, and a whole slew of film bodies, MF & 35mm. I like the option of having a choice of camera/format for whatever I need to shoot,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-03-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,722
Posted By bellyface
great batteries. found the give me 450+ shots on...

great batteries. found the give me 450+ shots on my ultra II SD, with 3 second LCD display. If you buy from ritz or cameraworld, make sure you check out using google checkout, you get $10 off the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By bellyface
just ordered, but will take 3 weeks they're out...

just ordered, but will take 3 weeks they're out of stock.... have to fabricate it I guess.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-01-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By bellyface
just ordered the grip....

just ordered the grip....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By bellyface
awesome stuff man! I've found I love the panF...

awesome stuff man! I've found I love the panF with HC110 Dil. B, it's simply delicious :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-30-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By bellyface
I'd be alright with bying a VL grip and...

I'd be alright with bying a VL grip and redrilling a new position hole for the R-D1. This might be worth looking into.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-28-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By bellyface
I've heard the older j12's have a tad smaller...

I've heard the older j12's have a tad smaller protruding lens element. You might be lucky here, but having that lens so close to the shutter is very scary... I know the J12's work fine on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By bellyface
got my industar 61i, love it. Not super-duper...

got my industar 61i, love it. Not super-duper sharp, but color rendition is good, it's all good enough for me really.

self portrait:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/468067752_8a31d2292a.jpg

my...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By bellyface
I aam priveleged to have a 90 dotted R-D1, got...

I aam priveleged to have a 90 dotted R-D1, got from tmessenger on the the forum, it works great, however the parallax is abit more apparent, obviously 90mm is more like a 135mm, so the framing can be...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By bellyface
hey thanks shutterflower :D

hey thanks shutterflower :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By bellyface
Question ol' leitz 50mm 3.5 elmar on R-D1??

looks like this:

https://www.keh.com/ProductImages/fullSize/LS06999069782.jpg

anyone here have experience with it?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By bellyface
Question IR & hot mirror filter recommendations...

howdy fellow RFFr's & R-D1 shooters... I am hoping to do a few IR pics this weekend, and was just wondering if anyone has a specific recommendation on IR filters, I have a nokton classic 40 1.4, and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By bellyface
update: 1st test, just got a sandisk ultra II...

update:

1st test, just got a sandisk ultra II SD, freshly charged 1650 battery, initial format of card, shot on AE mode, iso 200, 3 sec. image review on, shutter speeds ranged in 1" to 1/125, filled...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-17-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By bellyface
Cool Another R-D1 battery topic...

So I'm getting about 50 raw files on my rinkydink transcend 80x SD card, on a 1650mah battery and about 40 raw on the OEM epson battery. Think I need some new batteries? I'm avoiding the LCD at all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By bellyface
fedka.com is great, here on the forum as well..

fedka.com is great, here on the forum as well..
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By bellyface
I have an industar 61 LD my way to me, bought...

I have an industar 61 LD my way to me, bought from fedka. Pretty interested in seeing what I get out of it. Hopefully the focus isn't off, but it sounds like they are pretty well corrected...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By bellyface
Question best 50 for the buck....?

So, I'd like to get some folks input on a 50, obviously there are a few choices, each one has some characteristics, some tradmarks in terms of image, some are just straight up "right match" some are...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By bellyface
HC110 w/ ilford pan F is the bomb :D dil....

HC110 w/ ilford pan F is the bomb :D

dil. B

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanaguiar/sets/72157600077165417/
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By bellyface
I wan using anywhere between 2.8 & 5.6... until...

I wan using anywhere between 2.8 & 5.6... until the clouds rolled in, after that it was all 1.4 & 2.0. This lens is a dream, I might actually get another for my R-D1, super sharp on the R-D1.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By bellyface
Thumbs up Bessa R3a & 40 1.4... mhh, lovely!

So I just got a bessa R3a, nokton 40 1.4 classic, ran a roll of Fp4 through it and developed it in that soupy stuff, kodak HC110... and I think I'm in love :D

loved the stylings and usage of the r3,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By bellyface
na... that's called shallow focus :D the times I...

na... that's called shallow focus :D the times I notice things are out of focus it's cause of user error. I'm really liking the 40mm, find the 35mm lines are more accurate than the 50. Ah,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By bellyface
thanks guys, Tim, thank you for selling me the...

thanks guys, Tim, thank you for selling me the R-D1 before you listed it.... yes, I'm pretty excited about the rangefinder. Here are a few more pics, processed bia photoshop raw editor, custom IR...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By bellyface
Talking First shot with my R-D1

The color pic was just a test shot after I set up my lights. Also gives you an idea of the folks I work with :D

shot with a CV 40mm MC, 1/125 @ F11, iso 200

I think I'm gonna love this little...
Forum: Off Topic 04-12-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 3,148
Posted By bellyface
I've been using KEH for many years, and have had...

I've been using KEH for many years, and have had no complaints to this day. But then again, I've had issues with adorama, and many people don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By bellyface
Help! stuck aperture on elmar 9cm F4...

Hi folks, I just got an old elmar leitz 9cm F4 from another member here, and it's great except this weekend moving the aperturering around it got jammed at F4, now it's just stuck there, no matter...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-03-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,511
Posted By bellyface
nice. I'm hoping to get one for IR use. Can I...

nice. I'm hoping to get one for IR use. Can I mount filters on the back of the lens? Like a wratten red?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By bellyface
R3a w/ nokton MC 40 1.4 coming my way!!! woohoo!!

R3a w/ nokton MC 40 1.4 coming my way!!! woohoo!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By bellyface
so I'm here, R2a and R3a. No go on the R4. Only...

so I'm here, R2a and R3a. No go on the R4. Only issue is I wear glasses... I wonder how much is visible if you wear glasses....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By bellyface
Help! which bessa R body....

Hi guys, I'm longing for an R body and just can't sem to lock it down on which body I want.

R - nice, scaled down, simple, love it

R2 - same thing with the M mount

R2m - pretty much the same...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 5,381
Posted By bellyface
well as soon as spring rears it's sunny bum to...

well as soon as spring rears it's sunny bum to us, I'm certain to be out there shooting with the retina...

thanks for the comments guys. Maybe I'll go color next time, truly depending on the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-22-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,099
Posted By bellyface
these are amazing man! but the last one... the...

these are amazing man! but the last one... the absolute keeper!!!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By bellyface
Thanks for the advice, the pics are amazing! I...

Thanks for the advice, the pics are amazing! I also plan on using color IR ektachrome.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-02-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By bellyface
Question Contax G1 and infrared film

So, just wondering if anyone here has tried this combo. I hear there are IR sensors for the film sprockets. Maybe they can be taped for IR? I am interested in color IR (HIE) and bw IR... would...
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