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Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,930
Posted By whited3
Since the flare is silhouetting the aperture...

Since the flare is silhouetting the aperture blades, and shifts in hue & luminance & (linear) scaling, I'm blaming:
origination on the lens (silhouette)
repetition on sensor filter reflections...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By whited3
All it would take are two things: Full...

All it would take are two things:
Full frame
Advanced focusing aides (I'm of the opinion focus peaking as a whole has tons of headroom for sophistication and improvement)

Ok 3rd thing - good...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-26-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By whited3
Maybe your question is too open ended, but for...

Maybe your question is too open ended, but for "other brand" lenses I assume we are discussing manual focusing on the A7. There is focus peaking, and magnification. Both are more precise through the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 6,182
Posted By whited3
I am eager to hear people's thoughts. Mostly...

I am eager to hear people's thoughts. Mostly because I am interested in the zeiss for my A7 as well.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6,928
Posted By whited3
You're welcome, Samourai. Yeah you know it,...

You're welcome, Samourai.
Yeah you know it, Taemo. I'm favoring the wide end at the moment.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6,928
Posted By whited3
Sure; I'm a bit lazy to take out the DSLR, but I...

Sure; I'm a bit lazy to take out the DSLR, but I think my phone conveys the GAS enough...

Had a dustier day than I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
Yeah I tested without the goggles; removing them...

Yeah I tested without the goggles; removing them changes the rangefinder patch focus alignment, voiding the Summaron's (mechanical) calibration to the RF+goggle combo.

I believe either an equivalent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
gotta love where this thread is going

gotta love where this thread is going
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
For the time being, 24mm seems to be my favorite...

For the time being, 24mm seems to be my favorite focal length.

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/RFF/_DSC1436small_zps26438a42.jpg
Another with the 24L, of course.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6,928
Posted By whited3
A few shots of the usual. With the...

A few shots of the usual. With the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
:D If canon FD lenses were not so damn cheap, I'd...

:D If canon FD lenses were not so damn cheap, I'd have a kit of R lenses for my A7 right now. Also really eyeballing the Zeiss 35-70/3.5 for contax... come to think of it I might put the summaron up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
Anyone actually try removing the goggles?

Anyone actually try removing the goggles?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-16-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,532
Posted By whited3
My daydreams keep floating to this lens......

My daydreams keep floating to this lens... dangerous.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
And about the goggles - I thought removing them...

And about the goggles - I thought removing them just messed up the magnification of 50mm frame lines (intended to approximate 35mm equivalent). If it messes up focus too (but how?) then forget...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
Soo, anyone have a list of such lenses we do not...

Soo, anyone have a list of such lenses we do not talk about?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
That's a happy looking camera. I've seen...

That's a happy looking camera.

I've seen comparisons to the Zeiss before; I'm not very well read on lens designs. Are these comparisons to say the summaron & biogon have a similar look/formula?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
Heh, may the leica gods show continuing $$...

Heh, may the leica gods show continuing $$ mercy...
I actually have the goggled version for the M3 and contemplate selling/swapping it for the non-goggled version. BUT the prices are almost in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,903
Posted By whited3
Does the Summaron 35/2.8 get enough love?

It's always 'chron & 'lux in the limelight, but what about the Summaron 35/2.8? Especially for black & white photography. Granted there is some great discussion...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-16-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,336
Posted By whited3
c.poulton let us know how you like the iMac 27....

c.poulton let us know how you like the iMac 27. I'll say what many have already said - 27" + as much ram as you can muster + fast hard drive (SSD) are the trifecta of smooth user experience given...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By whited3
Yeah, I wish I had tried my EF 17-40 before...

Yeah, I wish I had tried my EF 17-40 before selling it. I was hopeful the longer flange distance of SLR lenses (even the super wides) would prevent any serious challenges for the sensor.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By whited3
so far all of the canon fd lenses do... I mean...

so far all of the canon fd lenses do... I mean all the ones I've tried.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By whited3
It has to be said - this lens is an absolute...

It has to be said - this lens is an absolute steal for the price. Significantly more affordable than the 24L, 50L, and 85L
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By whited3
Test Driving: Sony A7, Canon FD 80-200/4 L

Here goes another one of these A7, Canon FD threads:
Took a walk with my son and got a few shots I like. This lens is intensely sharp and a zoom to boot. I think all three are @ 200mm &...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
Forgot this one. I like it even though it's a...

Forgot this one. I like it even though it's a staged display

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/RFF/_DSC1282small_zps4e6c9e71.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
A trip to the American Museum of Natural...

A trip to the American Museum of Natural...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 6,928
Posted By whited3
Afternoon in the...

Afternoon in the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,175
Posted By whited3
I have not tried the X-E1, but I think it would...

I have not tried the X-E1, but I think it would be worth your while to try the newer generation evfs based on paper stats alone. Still, (for me) full daylight challenges even the latest evfs' ability...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 10,400
Posted By whited3
I can't remember if I've shared this before, but...

I can't remember if I've shared this before, but I've found the main issue with c-41 is the orange base; i.e. RGB curves are so skewed that fixing color in post produces noisy results due to so much...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,435
Posted By whited3
Video is just not my thing. At least I don't have...

Video is just not my thing. At least I don't have premature A7 buyer's remorse.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By whited3
Yeah, I'm just surprised this method doesn't get...

Yeah, I'm just surprised this method doesn't get more love in the community. Assuming many have a digital camera, I thought low entry cost alone (extension tubes and slide/negative holder) would have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,142
Posted By whited3
in this comparison I prefer the warmer colors of...

in this comparison I prefer the warmer colors of the leica. Actually I mostly just prefer the signature of a 135 sensor over apsc.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By whited3
Answer = NO, i guess.

Answer = NO, i guess.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By whited3
Any photos of the A7 with the grip? I want more...

Any photos of the A7 with the grip? I want more perspectives than just the manufacturer photos. I almost ordered it until I reminded myself the whole point of the A7 (for me) was to reduce size &...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By whited3
Yeah I only mentioned because I noticed the...

Yeah I only mentioned because I noticed the "floating monopod" helped a lot shooting handheld @ 400mm. The A7 being light and tiny is a catch-22 in this scenario...

My other trick is to shoot...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By whited3
I have not... but if I were you I'd just put a...

I have not... but if I were you I'd just put a monopod on it if hand shake is that critical. Even if the monopod is fully compacted and dangling in the air it will cut down on shake.

Mass near the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 10,400
Posted By whited3
Kindred setup; cost me less than $100 not...

Kindred setup; cost me less than $100 not counting the A7:
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/RFF/IMG_20140404_142823small_zps1df08cf3.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,516
Posted By whited3
I think a world full of Bruce Gildens would get...

I think a world full of Bruce Gildens would get along just fine. Just because he throws out the majority of social formalities and speaks his mind doesn't mean he's angry, or a bad person. I find his...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By whited3
Actually fair's fair; I cropped from...

Actually fair's fair; I cropped from this:
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/RFF/_DSC0844small-4copy_zps157d6a4e.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By whited3
Scanning: Anyone use FL Bellows?

...and find it fantastically awesome?

Before I got the A7, I never used the bellows chassis because my dslr didn't clear the bottom rail. I just hand held the appropriate pieces and used some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,516
Posted By whited3
I met him; he can be real nice guy. Pretty sure...

I met him; he can be real nice guy. Pretty sure the BG videos portray a caricature of his actual mannerisms. That's just PR 101

And yeah, he has some pretty unsavory moments in that video
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
Oh darn. I am hot linking from dropbox share......

Oh darn. I am hot linking from dropbox share... let me see if I can fix it.

I think I'm back in business. Glad you said something dogberry
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
Mono-subject pic dump warning. All shot with the...

Mono-subject pic dump warning. All shot with the FD 24L. Let's just say focusing was a "challenge".

I like the wide angle plus bokeh...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,382
Posted By whited3
I wish the Sony Rumor was for an interchangeable...

I wish the Sony Rumor was for an interchangeable lens camera. Maybe, if all the stars align, it will be like RX1 -> A7/A7r
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,345
Posted By whited3
I get the sense in this forum DAG and Sherry are...

I get the sense in this forum DAG and Sherry are the "premium" tier of leica service. Although I'm pretty curious what Youxin would say about this. I think he would not be offended even if you...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,382
Posted By whited3
everyone calm down, and send me all your cameras...

everyone calm down, and send me all your cameras in the mail.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Man I would have loved to hear this before I...

Man I would have loved to hear this before I bought the A7. Not that it would have changed the outcome. I had been assuming the X-T1 vf was way better.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-27-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
Sooo, does this help?...

Sooo, does this help?...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,382
Posted By whited3
Forgive me for I am still in the honeymoon phase...

Forgive me for I am still in the honeymoon phase of owning a new A7; I can't help myself from posting about it:

I almost didn't get it because of fuglyness... and "Sony". I almost went for Fuji...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Yeah, my A7 is your Fuji/Ricoh

Yeah, my A7 is your Fuji/Ricoh
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
F inally A cquired R equired T oy Is that...

F inally
A cquired
R equired
T oy

Is that relevant?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,860
Posted By whited3
Have you considered reaching out to some of the...

Have you considered reaching out to some of the better known leica repair people and waiting it out? Let them know you're looking for a user M6 and check in every month or so. That's how I got my M3...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,078
Posted By whited3
Hehe, Roger you're a lucky man. My wife is of the...

Hehe, Roger you're a lucky man. My wife is of the anti-mud type (scrutinizes my camera budget too). But heck I can't complain. She does have her virtues.
Yikes - 99.99% sure she will never visit...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,078
Posted By whited3
I fantasize about traveling alone a lot. Not...

I fantasize about traveling alone a lot. Not business trip + some extra time sort of travel. Like, East asian jungle travel. I've got a young family that just doesn't go well with adventure.

Ah...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Agreed, and adding zeros. This thing is just too...

Agreed, and adding zeros. This thing is just too fun in a GASsy way. I'm salivating over all sorts of lenses I never cared about when I only had Leicas/DSLRs. By the way, not in the survey, but did...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
A couple indoor snaps with the FD 24L on Sony...

A couple indoor snaps with the FD 24L on Sony...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-26-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Coming from a FF pro dslr body, I'm loving the...

Coming from a FF pro dslr body, I'm loving the A7. It's a really good digital companion to my film rangefinders. But I think if I had walked a different path and come into the A7 from primarily film...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By whited3
Focus peaking was one of my biggest concerns...

Focus peaking was one of my biggest concerns before I got the A7 because I planned to use only older MF lenses. So I'll try to add some of my thoughts, which hopefully end up making sense:

Overall -...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,464
Posted By whited3
Hi Bille, let's see some more! I am really...

Hi Bille, let's see some more! I am really interested in the FD 24L but the prices seem to be in the stratosphere. The EF version sells for cheaper. Regardless, Taemo let me know if you're letting...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By whited3
I only shot the AE-1 ages ago, so it reminds me...

I only shot the AE-1 ages ago, so it reminds me of that one by default :)

I am using FD to M-mount to E-mount - two adapters from fotodiox. There is some rotational play which is annoying at most....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,141
Posted By whited3
I shot the exact same kit last weekend. I am...

I shot the exact same kit last weekend. I am loving focus peaking because I can focus any portion of the frame. This means I can compose how I want and not worry if autofocus is going to understand...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By whited3
Check out my new mirrorless "canon"

I couldn't resist playing with the lacquer stick..
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/IMG_20140310_160541_zps335cb015.jpg
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-09-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Really liking the A7 - I can vote that now. EVF...

Really liking the A7 - I can vote that now. EVF could be brighter in daylight even after putting it on max brightness. Focus peaking is good. The Canon FD 50L is good. We have a keeper :)

Here are...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Turns out I had to disable auto image review in...

Turns out I had to disable auto image review in the settings. The A7 doesn't prioritize shutter presses well or at all while auto review is active.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Hmm, I will need to investigate. I was also on...

Hmm, I will need to investigate. I was also on continuous and I've a sony UHS-1 32G card. One thing that surprised me is I cannot take less than 2 photos in continuous drive. Thanks for the video.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,708
Posted By whited3
Nathan, NYC is a doosie. Do try to get some night...

Nathan, NYC is a doosie. Do try to get some night shooting in (of the city that never sleeps). I've barely scratched the surface of photographing NY in the 8 years I've been here. But my favorite...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By whited3
Admittedly, you win. Puttin' my buyer's remorse...

Admittedly, you win. Puttin' my buyer's remorse blindfold back on now...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Hey Godfrey, I guess your kit is mostly m mount...

Hey Godfrey, I guess your kit is mostly m mount lenses? I was thinking of getting a VC 15mm for the A7, corners be damned. Worst case I go monochrome. But I'm sure I could cook up (i.e. google) a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Ok, the adapter is here and I've had round 1 with...

Ok, the adapter is here and I've had round 1 with the A7. My biggest gripe by far is the EVF/screen lag after a shot. It's like the camera pauses while writing to the CF card. It's probably only a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By whited3
I almost had buyer's remorse until I realized...

I almost had buyer's remorse until I realized Focus only sells A7 bundles starting just under $1700 (incl. discount). I paid $1530 for the A7 body (sony store corporate/student discount). So I guess...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
I thought the same, but was surprised when I had...

I thought the same, but was surprised when I had it in hand. Here's a quick and dirty comparison; you be the judge. Stylistically, I do imagine larger lenses on the A7 though. I'm so excited to have...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Yeah the EVF is the one worry I have. I guess I...

Yeah the EVF is the one worry I have. I guess I will know soon enough when I put the camera through its paces.
That and manual focusing.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-07-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,586
Posted By whited3
Took delivery of the A7 yesterday but haven't...

Took delivery of the A7 yesterday but haven't used it yet (waiting for FD adapter). I spent an hour pouring through menus yesterday & configured the buttons to my liking... all signs point to success...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-06-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 5,384
Posted By whited3
The upside here is at least the fix will probably...

The upside here is at least the fix will probably be irrelevant of what lenses are used.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Well, the Sony A7 is sitting on my desk charging....

Well, the Sony A7 is sitting on my desk charging. I guess that wraps up this thread from my end. Time to collect more old lenses.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Yeah, I'm going to have to cover my eyes since I...

Yeah, I'm going to have to cover my eyes since I just ordered the a7. Primary use will be manual focus though. So improvements to EVF and peaking/aids will be most painful. I've already accepted the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Yeah I hear you... I've decided to keep my 1ds...

Yeah I hear you... I've decided to keep my 1ds mkii body since it will sell for chump change. It's got all the original accessories and a pretty low shutter count; no interest at $900. Hell, even if...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 10,929
Posted By whited3
Cool, thanks. Now, would you like to buy a...

Cool, thanks. Now, would you like to buy a massive dslr from me? :D
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 10,929
Posted By whited3
True, I should probably wait a year before...

True, I should probably wait a year before considering either the a7 or x-t1. But like you, I am aching to get rid of my massive dslr. Which funny enough, was never a problem before I recently...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 10,929
Posted By whited3
I was about to post this same question before I...

I was about to post this same question before I saw yours. Except with X-t1. I am leaning towards A7 simply because I would always have a niggling curiosity of what it would be like without the need...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Yeah i'm assuming the speed booster has a give &...

Yeah i'm assuming the speed booster has a give & take effect. No m-mount is dissapointing. Still reading about it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
I am not as brave as you, sir. Hype or not it's...

I am not as brave as you, sir. Hype or not it's just what I'm familiar with and aren't we lucky to have such problems (choices).
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
It's just my personal preference. I'm not looking...

It's just my personal preference. I'm not looking for razor thin focus at 3 feet. I'm looking for ability at more normal distances. There aren't a lot of blazingly fast aps-c lenses out there yet....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Crap. This complicates my decision. Now I have to...

Crap. This complicates my decision. Now I have to try and get my hands on a Fuji X-t1 for a trial. I always had the impression it's more thoughtfully executed than the a7...

a7 full frame vs x-t1 &...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-26-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Probably in the wrong sub forum now, but I had 20...

Probably in the wrong sub forum now, but I had 20 minutes to kill before an appointment today - and what do you know, sony store next door. I handled an a7 long enough to test my biggest unknowns:...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-25-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Back form youtube. Damn - focus peaking appears...

Back form youtube. Damn - focus peaking appears to be an excellent aide. convince me not to get the A7

This was a neat watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6HnMu7ANUE
focus peaking around 11...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-25-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
That beat up X-pro1 is a beauty! I'd be all over...

That beat up X-pro1 is a beauty! I'd be all over it if I were on the market for two cameras. I am secretly awaiting the x-Pro2... I might even sell off one of my leicas... for a used bottom price xp2...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-25-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
Wow gotta love RFF! Some really good points made...

Wow gotta love RFF! Some really good points made above. I must have mulled the issue over in my sleep because I awoke this morning with some more thoughts

It did occur to me this morning to do a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-24-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,179
Posted By whited3
System switch: Canon to Fuji

I can't take it anymore! gas wins. X-t1 with it's weather sealing and lenses in tow are the last straw. But before I jump on the X-T1 I'm taking last call on recommendations / course corrections. So...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2014
Replies: 466
Views: 80,541
Posted By whited3
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/...

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/b90528e2-a50c-4d33-8699-466e07753066_zpsd4a1a89c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 45,638
Posted By whited3
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2739/4427554202_1f3...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2739/4427554202_1f3e4ccaf4_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4028/4427554568_0d984acff1_o.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2775/4427556500_e8a7d54b74_o.jpg

https...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 17,321
Posted By whited3
yep, this thread jumped the tracks. I feel like...

yep, this thread jumped the tracks. I feel like you two just debated creationism vs evolution :)

from an artistic / user point of view I can certainly agree with Edge that the final print is a mere...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,899
Posted By whited3
M6 is my go-to over my M3. It's such a cool no...

M6 is my go-to over my M3. It's such a cool no nonsense camera. Although maaybe my M3 makes me smile more.
Edit: 35mm sings on an M6, which is my default focal length on my go-to camera.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,923
Posted By whited3
I think this thread can be summed up as: assault...

I think this thread can be summed up as: assault of the creep, behaving within his legal rights, will be bad, legally, for the recipient of creepiness. The rest is beautiful noise.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,923
Posted By whited3
Creepy - sure. I give him that. I think many here...

Creepy - sure. I give him that. I think many here take offense to the suggestion of physical retaliation. Rather, I did. Plus we are all a bunch of camera hooligans.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,923
Posted By whited3
oh geez here we go. My 1st reply was whimsical,...

oh geez here we go. My 1st reply was whimsical, but seeing the subsequent posts from the OP I gather there's a bit more grudge than I originally picked up on: happiness comes from within, bud. If you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,923
Posted By whited3
that's an odd story indeed. Maybe video him for...

that's an odd story indeed. Maybe video him for posterity next time?
Forum: Travel 01-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 5,451
Posted By whited3
Whoa, not to muck up this thread but I'm really...

Whoa, not to muck up this thread but I'm really dang curious about details of the ultrasonic issue...

Also, I vote 1 digital slung around your daughter, 1 film leica at your side, and the hassy...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 88,685
Posted By whited3
I digitize my 135 negs with my dslr as a handful...

I digitize my 135 negs with my dslr as a handful have mentioned. I definitely like the results. Details being: Window light; Tripod; Canon slide duplicator for FL Bellows; Canon FD 50mm f3.5 macro @...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,711
Posted By whited3
Yikes. It is pretty, though. I try to avoid...

Yikes. It is pretty, though. I try to avoid carrying a camera bag altogether.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2014
Replies: 324
Views: 43,550
Posted By whited3
I can't really claim BG was upset from my...

I can't really claim BG was upset from my photo... that's just the way he looked. It was however, a definite shoot now - think later moment of mine.

EDIT: and I suppose I do owe that he was very...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-22-2014
Replies: 324
Views: 43,550
Posted By whited3
Just shoot... then post online :) I do know the...

Just shoot... then post online :)
I do know the awkwardness that can be experienced by the street photographer, which for me stems from empathy for the (potentially) unwilling subject. But still, in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By whited3
not sure why the crickets are out. Great shots. I...

not sure why the crickets are out. Great shots. I like #3. What dev & scan process did you use?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,044
Posted By whited3
For now I'ts too early to claim I'm doing a lot...

For now I'ts too early to claim I'm doing a lot more than pushing things around. Essentially I've got my raw files in Lightroom, from which I edit in Photoshop. Editing consists of inverting the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,044
Posted By whited3
I tried some Ektar recently. I will say that...

I tried some Ektar recently. I will say that color is a totally different animal when it comes to DSLR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 13,311
Posted By whited3
Nice, are these all at the same location? Where...

Nice, are these all at the same location? Where are the last 2 @?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By whited3
Actually I can't even find the Rob Hornstra...

Actually I can't even find the Rob Hornstra episode just by searching. I wish Vice made a dedicated playlist for the Picture Perfect series.

Edit: nevermind - found it. Still wish they made a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By whited3
Thumbs up Vice - Picture Perfect; gritty photog-centric documentaries

I haven't seen the Vice channel on YouTube mentioned here so I wanted to share.

I've been enjoying a lot of what the Vice channel has to offer lately - notably the Picture Perfect...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,044
Posted By whited3
Very nice. I get similar sky tonality. Honestly I...

Very nice. I get similar sky tonality. Honestly I feel the negative has more info than I extract. Just curious, do you use yellow/orange filters? I am thinking about buying a set of orange...

Also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,044
Posted By whited3
I have a similar experience - gotta be careful...

I have a similar experience - gotta be careful overexposing on TMY400. However I still get a nicer histogram distribution erring on the side of overexposure than underexposure. Also I find it easiest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By whited3
I really do owe my Summitar more camera time. I...

I really do owe my Summitar more camera time. I have a nice clean copy that was recently CLA'd just waiting to be used. My only gripe is I bump the aperture ring by accident a lot (no clicks)
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By whited3
I'm about to go postal...

As much as I love living in a big city, it sure has its downsides. General lack of empathy being one of them, combined with a "one rotten apple sours the barrel" effect. My lazy ass postal delivery...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 22,680
Posted By whited3
It's quite nice. Also I didn't realize the...

It's quite nice. Also I didn't realize the shutter speed showed in the finder... I think I'd like that in addition to the bigger dial (on my M6).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
next stop, probably a CV 15... then the cron...

next stop, probably a CV 15... then the cron (sadly)

I'm still debating whether I should sell my Summaron... the goggles are kind of a downer in dim light
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,272
Posted By whited3
gossen digiflash because it's tiny and has good...

gossen digiflash because it's tiny and has good low light performance.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Oh god the irony. I just bought a summilux pre...

Oh god the irony. I just bought a summilux pre asph 35mm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
damn I think you're all right. BTW I almost...

damn I think you're all right.
BTW I almost pulled the trigger on a 50 summilux for under $1000. I am just going to wait on that, and on any purchase. Wait for a deal on the 35mm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
darn... I didn't want to want the CV. It's time...

darn... I didn't want to want the CV. It's time for a few beers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By whited3
I just tried a regular eraser on a #2 pencil......

I just tried a regular eraser on a #2 pencil... not too shabby. I'll have to pick up the magic eraser for fun.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
haha good try. I already have a couple 50's for...

haha good try. I already have a couple 50's for my M3 so i'd be purging too much stuff. Also I could just sit at me desk dry firing the M3 - love the way it's built.

Edit - he who dies with the most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Hey thanks, this was a good, relevant read. Makes...

Hey thanks, this was a good, relevant read. Makes me a little more comfortable with the 40 summicron reading my summaron focal length is very close to the 40 cron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Kickin' a man in the gas while he's down

Kickin' a man in the gas while he's down
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By whited3
I have an M6 classic and from what I can tell you...

I have an M6 classic and from what I can tell you need your M6 serviced. Probably dirty contacts as you mentioned. My meter works on all shutter speed clicks with the exception of bulb.

My serial is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
I was waiting for that :) Oh man, don't feed...

I was waiting for that :)



Oh man, don't feed the gas. It's only a matter of time before I start the rationalization campaign against my better judgement. Usually cave in the wee hours of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
wow nice shot with the Summicron. I am banking on...

wow nice shot with the Summicron. I am banking on the 40mm being close enough to 35mm. I suppose if I go with the 40 I will have to shoot a roll before selling my summaron.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Good info, thanks. Edit: you have the photos...

Good info, thanks.
Edit: you have the photos online anywhere?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
ha, ok there is no perfect answer. I like the...

ha, ok there is no perfect answer. I like the suggestion to try and get another summaron without the goggles for my M6. But they are quite a bit more expensive, no? Also there is the f2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Oh yes good point. In my obsessive readings I saw...

Oh yes good point. In my obsessive readings I saw that heavystar on ebay sells pairs of focusing tabs in the same style as my Summaron for about $25.

I just want the Summicron to be good enough to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Oh and my other brief thought was to look at some...

Oh and my other brief thought was to look at some Zeiss 35 F2 glass.... buuuut I dunno. I think I remember something about viewfinder blockage and the 40mm Summicron is still significantly cheaper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,833
Posted By whited3
Should I buy a 40 cron and sell my 35 Summaron f2.8?

I want to use a 50mm on my M3 (done - no issues there), and a 35 on my M6. Ideally I'd buy any iteration of the 35 Summicron but I just can't rationalize the $$.

Instead I have a Summaron 35 f2.8...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 22,680
Posted By whited3
Ok, even that being true, there are so many...

Ok, even that being true, there are so many legitimate watch brands that make watches in this style, it doesn't make sense to proclaim the worst without even asking - that this is a fraudulent watch...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,044
Posted By whited3
This is great. I scan my negatives with a dslr...

This is great. I scan my negatives with a dslr myself, but using pieces of a slide copier.

Just curious though, do you say dedicated scanners deliver better results because that's your experience?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By whited3
Man, I am happy! Got the camera - shutter speeds...

Man, I am happy! Got the camera - shutter speeds are good, meter's good, viewfinder, frames, and focusing are clear and bright. Camera feels smooth, sounds nice. No surprises. Can't wait to put a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By whited3
I recognize Sherry and DAG offer better repair...

I recognize Sherry and DAG offer better repair services, but is anything lost by allowing KEH to clean the finder and fix the camera? Will the return period expire or something? If it can't fixed by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
Inland marine is a common buzz word I read...

Inland marine is a common buzz word I read whenever I stumble upon accounts and recommendations of "good" policies.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
Yeah, agreed. My original question is answered...

Yeah, agreed. My original question is answered and we are drifting around the whole insurance topic. But I am eager to listen if the mods don't mind the drift. And thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
No receipts? Most of my gear is used and there...

No receipts? Most of my gear is used and there are no receipts.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
not to muddy the water more, but has anyone filed...

not to muddy the water more, but has anyone filed a claim on used and/or "vintage" gear? E.g. Leica film cameras and other stuff from ebay, craigslist, RF Classifies?

Was your experience in line...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
Haha interesting. No further comment..:cool:

Haha interesting. No further comment..:cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
I'll be honest guys - the more I read (outside of...

I'll be honest guys - the more I read (outside of this forum mostly) the less I have an answer. I do appreciate all the comments. I think I am simply compelled to find a really good broker and...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,971
Posted By whited3
I *Develop at home (B&W) or wherever (not...

I
*Develop at home (B&W) or wherever (not B&W)
*Eyeball the negatives, or use a backwards 50 if I'm in the mood
*Take macro shots in the window light with my 1DS mark ii & FD 50mm macro lens on an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By whited3
two different films at the same time? Darn you...

two different films at the same time?
Darn you already said that. I think I am trying to convince myself to keep 2 bodies more than anything though
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By whited3
At least we didn't convince him to get an...

At least we didn't convince him to get an M3/M2/M4 instead :)
I'm sure he made his own choice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By whited3
Hopefully not that much trouble. The seller said...

Hopefully not that much trouble. The seller said it functions perfectly plus has lots of good feedback so we will see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By whited3
This is the right decision in my opinion. You...

This is the right decision in my opinion. You said you like film, and the even if you change your mind a year down the road your M6 will hold more value than the M8. If you wait long enough, you can...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By whited3
Interesting perspective. I came from the freaking...

Interesting perspective. I came from the freaking heavy side to starting to shoot film rangefinders. Totally different experience & totally different virtues.

I flip flop between wanting to get rid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By whited3
:bang: Brian you're killing me. I didn't want to...

:bang: Brian you're killing me. I didn't want to buy a camera today... This shall now be the "what do I sell" thread.

On the block, for being up on the actual block:
M3 vs aforementioned M6...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,994
Posted By whited3
Only when I am using my SLR (and I'm not a pro)....

Only when I am using my SLR (and I'm not a pro). I love/hate that thing:
+ extremely versatile
+ 45 point AI servo seems to be the only way to keep my kid in focus
+ Niagara Falls; Guatemalan...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
I understand there could be a huge discrepancy...

I understand there could be a huge discrepancy between what I pay for a used item, and the cost to replace that item with its new version. But if insuring for replacement value of new items is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
Actually now that I've read this more carefully...

Actually now that I've read this more carefully it seems even large insurance companies differ widely in what replacement means. I've read others that have had vintage equipment stolen and it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
Interesting - I really appreciate you both...

Interesting - I really appreciate you both sharing your experiences with me. I was confused because I didn't read about others needing an appraisal. It also sounds like my Insurance company is being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By whited3
I need an appraisal to insure my Leica?

As many previous posts on this forum suggest, I just tried to insure my Leica M3 and some lenses (and actually a bunch of Canon DSLR stuff too) with my Allstate homeowner's policy.

I've asked to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
Power tools from floor to ceiling, my friend :D

Power tools from floor to ceiling, my friend :D
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By whited3
That's very nice! If cotton webbing were...

That's very nice! If cotton webbing were easier/cheaper to find I would use it because I prefer the way it behaves and feels in many applications over nylon, polyester, and polypropylene webbing.

My...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,009
Posted By whited3
So you didn't like the results? I'm very curious...

So you didn't like the results? I'm very curious of your findings.

EDIT: wow on a 5Diii? You pulling my chain?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By whited3
Lol, you don't need us for this, guys. This is...

Lol, you don't need us for this, guys.
This is where I got a 1" leather strip for the leather strap I made (I think it was less than...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
Thanks guys. I wish I had more opportunities to...

Thanks guys. I wish I had more opportunities to do stuff like this but life just isn't conducive to me doing what I want. I am dead serious that any of you can do "beautiful work". It's only time and...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By whited3
EDIT: to the OP ---> This is a cool strap. Have...

EDIT: to the OP ---> This is a cool strap. Have you tried it without the shoulder pad? Or contemplated starting with a thicker rope and pairing the strands down to a thinner weave (there's a term for...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,009
Posted By whited3
This is a ballsy mod that's for sure.

This is a ballsy mod that's for sure.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
Thanks! It honestly took such a long time with...

Thanks! It honestly took such a long time with only hand tools but it was a hell of a fun project.

Edit: I dream of the time in my life where I've got time + my own shop.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
I ended up gifting this knife to some family in...

I ended up gifting this knife to some family in China. I wonder how it's holding up... fun to think about where it is and if it's on display, in a drawer, or used to hell :p
So this is the only knife...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
Once the handle material is suitably attached,...

Once the handle material is suitably attached, the next step is to shape it into an actual handle. Here all I needed was sandpaper and some generic files purchased at a hardware store. First I worked...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 7,499
Posted By whited3
DIY Knife, via kit & hand tools

This is meant to be more encouraging than anything else - an example of an old fashioned durable good (something we can all appreciate here on RF forum) made in my NYC apartment with hand tools...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Nice comments about the shot! thanks guys. It's...

Nice comments about the shot! thanks guys.

It's actually ironic now that I think about it; this is the first photo I've taken in this style ("street" shot, if you will). And I get a kick out of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
Yep, I've had 3 separate good experiences with...

Yep, I've had 3 separate good experiences with Youxin, including this one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
Just thought I'd add some closure here - As I...

Just thought I'd add some closure here - As I mentioned earlier the seller reimbursed me for a CLA on this lens, and I got the summaron 35 back From Youxin Ye (a while ago). It's fantastically clean....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Here's Bruce guys. I won't analyze the shot...

Here's Bruce guys. I won't analyze the shot because I really didn't put any forethought into it (I'm surprised it's almost in focus). Regardless, here's the precise moment I met...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Hmm, from what I can tell I don't think that's...

Hmm, from what I can tell I don't think that's his intent. I just think when we see him flashing people in the face he comes off as an asshole. But, in the very next moment he could converse with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Oh the pressure... I have a feeling the photo is...

Oh the pressure... I have a feeling the photo is crap. I hope I finish this roll soon so I can find out.

Bruce might be "bokelicious"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Ha, no. I kind of wanted him to. Or at least...

Ha, no. I kind of wanted him to. Or at least flash someone in the face but he didn't.

Honestly though, knowing his subject matter he seeks I would be dying to check myself in the mirror to see what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
I think that's why his shooting method enrages so...

I think that's why his shooting method enrages so many people.. it literally wouldn't work in most places and it comes off as something entirely different than it is. Just like some people think new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
Oh i fully agree! I love shooting my kid (that...

Oh i fully agree! I love shooting my kid (that sounds funny:D)

I had only come to the realization at the same moment though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
gotta love how recognizable he is

gotta love how recognizable he is
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
brace yourself before watching his youtube videos.

brace yourself before watching his youtube videos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
I can't resist commenting on the controversy...

I can't resist commenting on the controversy around his shooting style - I honestly find his methods hilariously satisfying. I absolutely cannot see myself feeling comfortable shooting like that. But...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,505
Posted By whited3
I met Bruce Gilden last weekend @ Coney Island

If you can believe it, I introduced myself by walking in front of him and snapping a photo with my M3 while saying "Hi Bruce!".

Bruce was actually in the middle of filming a documentary at the time...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
I've sent the lens off to be cleaned properly. I...

I've sent the lens off to be cleaned properly. I am looking forward to years of solid performance and classic Leica build quality. They just don't build lenses the same way anymore. I know I started...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2013
Replies: 163
Poll: M6 vs M3
Views: 36,800
Posted By whited3
Yeah I guess if we are being honest, there are...

Yeah I guess if we are being honest, there are way too many ways to skin a cat. Having a nice dslr, I can afford to "go against the grain" a little with my M3. Buy quick and buy often. Can't go wrong...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 96,869
Posted By whited3
This one has sentimental value for...

This one has sentimental value for me:
http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo309/whiteda3/Kauaiicave-ZE4W3044_zpsad0c4dd0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2013
Replies: 520
Views: 26,277
Posted By whited3
Tell me about it. I started on the 1st page and...

Tell me about it. I started on the 1st page and had a good laugh. Mine is a picture from the 1st time I excitedly used a tripod for long exposure, trespassed, almost got caught by the police, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2013
Replies: 163
Poll: M6 vs M3
Views: 36,800
Posted By whited3
Biased: The M3 will free you. Get an M3 & a used...

Biased: The M3 will free you. Get an M3 & a used gossen digisix. Sell the digisix after you realize you don't need it. Use the rest of your cameras with your new mind's eye.

If you shop right you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By whited3
After a frustrating and lengthy vigil over eBay,...

After a frustrating and lengthy vigil over eBay, I very recently got my 100% CLA'd & ready-to-go M3 from one of our favored Leica repair-persons for under $700. What a relief that was.
Edit: btw are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
I always wonder if my humor is too subtle at times

I always wonder if my humor is too subtle at times
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
I have always had a good experience with Youxin...

I have always had a good experience with Youxin Ye. I will be sending the lens to him.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
Well, I have good news. The seller / camera shop...

Well, I have good news. The seller / camera shop offered me a few options to make things right and I will be sending the lens to my own repairman at no cost to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
haha good lord. Thanks for all the opinions. I'll...

haha good lord. Thanks for all the opinions. I'll let you know how this goes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,245
Posted By whited3
Did I get a bum CLA if there's oil on the blades?

Bought a lens from a camera shop that did a CLA on the lens, and there is oil on the blades. I've read a little oil is harmless, and the shop tells me this is perfectly normal and I've got nothing to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Oh man an RZ67 - I was inches away from picking...

Oh man an RZ67 - I was inches away from picking up a modest RZ67 pro-ii kit with some extra backs and a 120mm I think was the lens. I was itching to use it for street photography just to make people...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Yeah it's one of the non-astronomically priced...

Yeah it's one of the non-astronomically priced ones with tube preamps driving a mosfet output. The mosfet is good for low impedance phones like the two on my desk, and the tube preamp lets me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
:D These are guilty photos, aren't they.

:D These are guilty photos, aren't they.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Oh, but there is so much more...

Oh, but there is so much more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Thanks music, it goes everywhere with me. JW,...

Thanks music, it goes everywhere with me. JW, it's on my desk, with a mesh at the moment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By whited3
Interesting. Would you say for example, if I'm...

Interesting. Would you say for example, if I'm shooting a landscape with some interesting clouds and the whole scene having a fairly wide range of light values (not during the golden hours) - is this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Heh, as much as I enjoy having a clean workspace...

Heh, as much as I enjoy having a clean workspace like this, I tend to revert back to cluttered hermit mode within the same day.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By whited3
Well that's fair, I suppose I'm not being so...

Well that's fair, I suppose I'm not being so practical when I praise the flaws of film and yet talk about extracting all the details I can from 135 negatives in the same thread. I'll never move...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
Ah-ha so that's what it is. I am cursed with the...

Ah-ha so that's what it is. I am cursed with the urge to make things as well. Actually the desk in my photo (not that you can really see it) was made by me, partially in my local Home Depot, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
"Well, to use my Pentax digital spot meter in the...

"Well, to use my Pentax digital spot meter in the mountains, that's why; I'll need a suitable wide angle. Hell, my M3 doesn't even have the right framelines for that, so maybe an M4 or something..."...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By whited3
Really? That's awesome... can you share? Surely...

Really? That's awesome... can you share? Surely it's more than simple electrolysis?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By whited3
I made sure to clear my workspace of bananas...

I made sure to clear my workspace of bananas before I photographed mine :) And yeah, if that's what your work desk looks like then sign me up.

And, everyone here, we need more guilty pictures please.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By whited3
If I do get a scanner, cost and probably just as...

If I do get a scanner, cost and probably just as significantly the size will be a factor. Has anyone tried a Plustek 7600i or the likes?
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