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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,196
Posted By ellisson
Many people prefer that simplicity of an RF...

Many people prefer that simplicity of an RF camera such as the Leica and others that lack a huge range of menu functions so that they can better concentrate their vision and thoughts on the subject...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
Received this week an M4 looking very good and...

Received this week an M4 looking very good and functioning well other than the vertical RF alignment, which I corrected. It was missing the red/black/silver film id 'thingy' on the back, but DAG...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
A shroud for the back of my excellent summilux...

A shroud for the back of my excellent summilux 35mm pre-aspheric lens that came without one. The matching shroud was purchased this month from Leica. I sent the lens and shroud to DAG who machined...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By ellisson
To echo suggestions by others, I find that an...

To echo suggestions by others, I find that an auxiliary viewfinder can greatly help with 35mm and wider lenses. Agree that the Zeiss finders are bright and give a spacious view. Wearing glasses, I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By ellisson
Goggled versions work well on all M cameras,...

Goggled versions work well on all M cameras, including digital. I use it on an M5 and M10.
The goggled version is especially nice for eyeglass wearers like me - no scanning around the viewfinder...
Forum: RFF News 11-20-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,020
Posted By ellisson
+1 re: Popflash. As noted, these items are...

+1 re: Popflash. As noted, these items are essentially new and come with the same warranty as a new item.

The number of used M10s for sale is increasing as owners are upgrading to the 10-P. Some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By ellisson
A customized (center area spared) softar filter. ...

A customized (center area spared) softar filter. Interesting idea - the softar filters usually have have the markings uniformly distributed over the glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By ellisson
M9 and 35mm lens as your default shooter kit,...

M9 and 35mm lens as your default shooter kit, extra battery and charger, data cards, and if you like a longer or shorter focal length, bring one extra lens. Keep it simple and small. Take a look at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,844
Posted By ellisson
What you are thinking about or not consciously...

What you are thinking about or not consciously thinking about may surface during your wanderings. Perhaps something in the news or some emotion may connect with what you see and trigger an idea and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By ellisson
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: https://www.nubrella.com/product/nubrella-with-backpack/?v=7516fd43adaa.

It works well in light to moderate rain, no high winds. Good for walking dogs, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By ellisson
I have both goggled and non-goggled versions of...

I have both goggled and non-goggled versions of the Summaron 35 2.8 lens that I've used on the M5. I like the 50 mm frame lines used by the goggled version which give you more space around the frame...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,036
Posted By ellisson
From Dover Ohio, somewhere in Tuscarawas County,...

From Dover Ohio, somewhere in Tuscarawas County, July 27, 2018.
M5, Summaron 35mm 2.8, Kodak Porta 400.
Wish I had had Porta 160 or Ektar 100 loaded and an ND filter that day. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By ellisson
That is one cool lens hood! Very functional!

That is one cool lens hood! Very functional!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By ellisson
An important article that is generating some...

An important article that is generating some interesting discussion in the reader comments.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ellisson
The rolls you already exposed may still give good...

The rolls you already exposed may still give good results. Like unexposed film that is past the expiration date, there are a number of factors that affect the results: Length of time past the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2018
Replies: 911
Views: 148,175
Posted By ellisson
A farm on the edge of Philadelphia. ...

A farm on the edge of Philadelphia.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1852/42567416320_ca709e13e2_b.jpg

Distant Farmhouse
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ellisson
Can the electronic noise level be selectively...

Can the electronic noise level be selectively suppressed to some degree when signal gain is increased, or, in other words, are there in-camera algorithms to detect random signal in the sensor pixels...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2018
Replies: 911
Views: 148,175
Posted By ellisson
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/42368277920_98...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/42368277920_984cb94c79_b.jpg

A Place to Rest

M5, Summicron 50 Rigid, Acros 100, DDX
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By ellisson
Also prefer DDX for ease of use, reproducibility...

Also prefer DDX for ease of use, reproducibility and excellent results with my favorite films, HP5+, FP4+, Acros 100, which I generally rate at the box speeds for my shooting and developing.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-21-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 2,844
Posted By ellisson
Not the thread topic, but sensor corrosion was a...

Not the thread topic, but sensor corrosion was a good bet on most MM cameras - always just a matter of time and actually, infrequent use!

In retrospect, Leica could have sent a recall notice to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By ellisson
If extensive enough, coating damage on a front...

If extensive enough, coating damage on a front element can cause lens flaring and reduced contrast. This damage appears as pattern of numerous fine coating irregularities/lines that coalesce. My...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,802
Posted By ellisson
This is one of the best stories (realities,...

This is one of the best stories (realities, really) that I have found on RFF. Many thanks for sharing, Chris.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-09-2018
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 45,707
Posted By ellisson
Thanks Phil. I had some difficulty getting the...

Thanks Phil. I had some difficulty getting the disc to lie flat and tightening it down. Fortunately, a local repair shop nearby took care of it in about 20 minutes while I waited. Apparently there...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-05-2018
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 45,707
Posted By ellisson
Something similar to this happened while using my...

Something similar to this happened while using my ZI today. When trying to adjust the ISO value by pulling up the shutter speed dial, I noticed that the top-most disc with the shutter speeds was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By ellisson
Must be fun developing images from that camera. ...

Must be fun developing images from that camera. It needs a digital back before I'd go for one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,494
Posted By ellisson
When you have been shooting for many years, you...

When you have been shooting for many years, you do many things instinctively and automatically. From experience you have a feel for what works and does not work as well. For the psychologist's and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By ellisson
Agree it would be good to allow the buyer a...

Agree it would be good to allow the buyer a chance to evaluate the item after it arrives. Not all buyers leave feedback, but all would like the option of returning an item that does not meet their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,503
Posted By ellisson
As you mentioned, the R8/R9 winders are usually...

As you mentioned, the R8/R9 winders are usually bundled with the cameras. I was looking for one last year and contacted a seller to see if he would sell the winder separately. He agreed and split...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,112
Posted By ellisson
If you are contemplating the use of R lenses or...

If you are contemplating the use of R lenses or other lenses with adapter, the live view feature makes more precise focus possible. Neither camera is designed for shooting long lenses, but I find...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,503
Posted By ellisson
Congrats on your R9, Huss. I enjoy this camera...

Congrats on your R9, Huss.
I enjoy this camera and the 35-70 f4 macro lens. Great possibilities with that combo.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-25-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,595
Posted By ellisson
If I were a Leica boutique manager, I'd loan Bill...

If I were a Leica boutique manager, I'd loan Bill the M10 for a week or two for no charge and let him decide if it's worth it to him to purchase. With his body of work, I'd be interested to know his...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By ellisson
I've used the CLE with the CV 28/3.5, the Elmarit...

I've used the CLE with the CV 28/3.5, the Elmarit 28/2.8 (second to newest version), Rokkor 40, and a the Minolta 90/4. These small, light lenses work well on the CLE, which has a nice viewfinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,371
Posted By ellisson
Nostalgia is a big part of my fondness for an old...

Nostalgia is a big part of my fondness for an old Rolleiflex SL66. Not the easiest camera to use and full of quirks, not least of which is the occasional and unexpected partial overlapping exposure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By ellisson
If any doubt, Just call eBay!

The buyer, not you, should arrange the shipping to Hong Kong from the U.S. address. And I assume it is a verified PayPal address in the U.S.

If you have any doubt, just pick up your phone and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for the insult. Regret I even replied to...

Thanks for the insult. Regret I even replied to this post.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By ellisson
I had this lens and rarely used it. You need the...

I had this lens and rarely used it. You need the external viewfinder and special center-ND filter, often included with the lens, as they were in the original lens kit. The viewfinder leveling...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2018
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,626
Posted By ellisson
http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/152289007/larg...

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/152289007/large.jpg

Catnap
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,881
Posted By ellisson
In my experience shooting film and digital, it...

In my experience shooting film and digital, it comes down to fun and enjoyment in the process.

I cannot explain why I currently prefer shooting film to digital other than I enjoy shooting with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
Minolta Maxxum 9, Maxxum 50mm 2.8 Reading...

Minolta Maxxum 9, Maxxum 50mm 2.8
Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/112107245/large.jpg

Un full filled Shoes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,808
Posted By ellisson
DNG and all, For a nice scientific overview of...

DNG and all,
For a nice scientific overview of all factors - physical and chemical - that affect grain size and shape, see "The Chemistry of Photography" by Roger K. Bunting (Photoglass Press,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By ellisson
One valuable Focal Point service I will miss is...

One valuable Focal Point service I will miss is lens element polishing and re-coating.

Not sure who I would use for this service in the U.S. if the need arises.
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By ellisson
Congrats, Chris! Have enjoyed your tutorials...

Congrats, Chris! Have enjoyed your tutorials and images. Its nice to see things come together in your Mentor's Forum.
Gary
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2017
Replies: 490
Views: 92,388
Posted By ellisson
http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/58941966/large...

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/58941966/large.jpg
Sascha Spinning from "Champions on Ice", pBase
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 29,339
Posted By ellisson
Looking across the Bosporus Istanbul,...

Looking across the Bosporus
Istanbul, 2007

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/68070002/large.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 29,339
Posted By ellisson
Morning Alley, Hong...

Morning Alley, Hong Kong

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/121138707/large.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 29,339
Posted By ellisson
Philadelphia Reflected

Philadelphia: Arch St. Presbyterian Church dwarfed by the first Comcast Building

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/94599815/large.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By ellisson
The R6 and R6.2 are mechanical - only the meter...

The R6 and R6.2 are mechanical - only the meter requires a small battery. Otherwise, no electronic functions to fail. They are robust cameras. Weight and size similar to an M6. As reflected in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,310
Posted By ellisson
I stumbled upon Central Camera when at a meeting...

I stumbled upon Central Camera when at a meeting in Chicago many years ago. Great store, friendly folks, tons of vintage gear.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
R6.2, Summicron-R 50mm,...

R6.2, Summicron-R 50mm, Ektar

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/37606106655_c05aea7640_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Zi88ke)
Fall Landscape
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,152
Posted By ellisson
I greatly enjoy shooting with the Leica R6.2. ...

I greatly enjoy shooting with the Leica R6.2. Robust and reliable, a pleasure to shoot with.
Forum: Travel 11-11-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,914
Posted By ellisson
My brother, an FAA inspector, reports that...

My brother, an FAA inspector, reports that several Li ion battery episodes, sometimes with fires, occur at airports each month. They are usually associated with shorting out of the terminals by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,121
Posted By ellisson
Thanks Andy, good to know about this!

Thanks Andy, good to know about this!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By ellisson
David, HP5+ has been pulled to ISO 50 with good...

David, HP5+ has been pulled to ISO 50 with good results. I've not done it personally, but Marquardt and Andreae have shared their experience with extreme pulling of HP5+ in their book "The Film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By ellisson
Massive development chart has [email protected] in D76 1+2...

Massive development chart has [email protected] in D76 1+2 at 12.5 min and in D76 1+3 at 14 min at 20deg C. You are not too far off. I'd cut the time 30%, depending on the contrast under which the role was...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,119
Posted By ellisson
Walter Isaacson's "Leonardo Da Vinci". A...

Walter Isaacson's "Leonardo Da Vinci". A treasure-trove of information and insight into his life and times. Superb writing (as in Isaacson's other books) with abundant illustrations of Da Vinci's...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,666
Posted By ellisson
I use the Wotancraft Easy Rider bag (canvas...

I use the Wotancraft Easy Rider bag (canvas version) for versatility. It can be expanded when extra room is needed, and it can be carried as a shoulder bag or sling/backpack. It fits my Leica M kit...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By ellisson
Thanks charjohncarter and bjolester. The...

Thanks charjohncarter and bjolester. The "compression" of foreground with background with a fairly long telephoto offers a nice effect.

The Pentax 300mm lens was not bad for backpacking along...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By ellisson
Here's one with my Pentax 67, 300mm lens, and...

Here's one with my Pentax 67, 300mm lens, and Ilford FP4+. From a series of images at the Rocky Mountain National Park a number of years ago....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,908
Posted By ellisson
Agree, these are items that do not sell easily. ...

Agree, these are items that do not sell easily. Donating the set to a school or club would be very diplomatic!

Many people who shoot film and wet print use analog club facilities - a nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By ellisson
I've dealt with problems with sellers or buyers...

I've dealt with problems with sellers or buyers by initiating a case through ebay. For completed sales (payment made), there is a clear mechanism in place and working. But you have to use it. ...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-07-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,119
Posted By ellisson
Roger Bunting: The Chemistry of Photography. ...

Roger Bunting: The Chemistry of Photography.

Well written overview of the chemistry and optics principles for analog image production.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,894
Posted By ellisson
That TriX 400 plot can't be real world retailer...

That TriX 400 plot can't be real world retailer pricing. I've been buying that film for the past 10 years and never recall retail prices below 3-4 USD per roll. There may be some 'bargains" on eBay...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By ellisson
+2. A ballpark estimate of the service cost from...

+2.

A ballpark estimate of the service cost from your repairman may be helpful to the buyer if he/she wants to consider that option.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-13-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 5,338
Posted By ellisson
My hat's off to you, Chris, for the kind...

My hat's off to you, Chris, for the kind mentoring of this young person. And to Steve R., who Kindly donated the DSLR.

I'm sure she will continue to learn much about photography with your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,859
Posted By ellisson
One sale I regret is the M2. I purchased it from...

One sale I regret is the M2. I purchased it from an RFF member at a great price and unknown to me, he included a Luigi half case.

For this shot, I paired it with a summaron 2.8. That was my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
Leica R 2X Apo-Extender. Good deal at Blue Moon...

Leica R 2X Apo-Extender. Good deal at Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland.
Nice way to increase range while protecting my back!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-04-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,119
Posted By ellisson
Michael Nichols and Mike Fay, "The Last Place on...

Michael Nichols and Mike Fay, "The Last Place on Earth" with Fay's "Megatransect Journals". An exhibit of their journey and other Nichols photos now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for the link, JayC. I found an item I've...

Thanks for the link, JayC. I found an item I've been looking for at a good price.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,712
Posted By ellisson
There is a spirit level in the M240. Two...

There is a spirit level in the M240. Two dimensions of leveling.
Just frame the shot in the live view mode, then hit the "info" button one time.
The level is superimposed on the frame. Easy and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By ellisson
Post Processing. In addition to the...

Post Processing.

In addition to the considerations above, you have a plethora of tools to adjust exposure, color saturation and tones, contrast, clarity, shadow....etc. etc. Whether in lightroom,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 3,010
Views: 731,968
Posted By ellisson
Mop...

Mop Top

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4404/36088719673_1237831607_b.jpg

Rollei SL66, 120mm 5.6 Planar retro-mounted
FP4+, DDX 1:4 x 10 min.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-27-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 53,427
Posted By ellisson
[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/359795889...

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/35979588923_a011d9155a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WPoNh4)

New Mosque Domes, Istanbul
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,588
Posted By ellisson
Same reason I hold off, Bill. I'd rather spend...

Same reason I hold off, Bill. I'd rather spend my money printing my images with good quality materials - some up to 16 x 20 inches - for presentation. The costs for these add up, but the result of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By ellisson
Mnutzer's 'Sailing on Lake Constance' with nice...

Mnutzer's 'Sailing on Lake Constance' with nice treatment to bring out the interesting cloudscape and what looks like changing weather over the solitary sailboat....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-15-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By ellisson
A classic lens, but there are many fine...

A classic lens, but there are many fine alternatives at better prices as mentioned above.

Also, as noted, the lens cosmetics may be look good, but bright light examination will often reveal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/357331369...

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/35733136983_d57f31d6d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WrBEGF)

Baby and Mother Egret (https://flic.kr/p/WrBEGF)

Sony A99, Minolta 400mm 4.5 + 1.5x teleconverter
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
Taking cover: Egret in a light...

Taking cover: Egret in a light rain.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4408/36571319865_4161ac6307_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XHFzgF)

Sony A99, Minolta 400mm 4.5 + 1.5x teleconverter
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By ellisson
3D printing is amazing. What material did you...

3D printing is amazing.
What material did you use for 'printing' the grip?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/35656584604_6f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/35656584604_6f05b2769e_b.jpg[/url]

SL66E, 250mm Sonnar, Fujicolor400H
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2017
Replies: 3,010
Views: 731,968
Posted By ellisson
[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/360269964...

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36026996460_ce7c0921d2_z.jpg[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WTzLTo]

Rose of Sharon

Rollei SL66E, 120mm Planar, reverse-mounted
HP5+, DDX
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By ellisson
Untitled 274843 by Lukitas. There is a poignancy...

Untitled 274843 by Lukitas. There is a poignancy in the subject's expression that makes it stand out. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By ellisson
Agree with selection of Michael Roth's shot noted...

Agree with selection of Michael Roth's shot noted by others above: superb image.

Also, lynnb's "The bin of unanswered prayers #5987". I like the spiritual and human elements, atmosphere, and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-05-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By ellisson
Enjoyed your thoughtful writing on city and...

Enjoyed your thoughtful writing on city and village life, Roger. Advantages to each at various points and times on the journey. Illustrations enhance the reading.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By ellisson
Agree. Selling on eBay can get you a good...

Agree.

Selling on eBay can get you a good price in the largest market if you provide a complete description and several clear photos of the item and any defects - as many as you would want to see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By ellisson
Loaded film amnesia: One or more cameras loaded,...

Loaded film amnesia: One or more cameras loaded, but no mark to indicate which film and/or ISO.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By ellisson
X-ray: Healing - Laying Hands on #2 A poignant...

X-ray: Healing - Laying Hands on #2
A poignant image of worshippers in a region of the U.S. where life is often particularly painful. Much effort on X-ray's part that brings humanity in focus....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,521
Posted By ellisson
Usually DDX, sometimes D76, occasionally...

Usually DDX, sometimes D76, occasionally Perceptol.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By ellisson
I've have not used those two AT-X zooms, but I've...

I've have not used those two AT-X zooms, but I've enjoyed the Tokina ATX 28-70 lens, the first version with orange ring, mainly for digital use with Minolta/Sony A-mount cameras. Also built like a...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,344
Posted By ellisson
Enjoying the Olympus XA these past months. Goes...

Enjoying the Olympus XA these past months. Goes everywhere and is a pleasure to carry around on long outings and travels.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
From Southampton,...

From Southampton, PA

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2545/33012803825_94890aeb14_b.jpg[/url]Southampton Railroad Station (https://flic.kr/p/SiefqR)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By ellisson
Are we not whined out?

Well well well. Are we not yet whined out?

How about considering that:
1. Ebay is a business used by billions of people.
2. Their audience of buyers and sellers is most of the world.
3. They...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By ellisson
I disagree with this assessment of Youxin Ye's...

I disagree with this assessment of Youxin Ye's work. He does excellent work, reasonably priced, and within a reasonable period of time. I have never encountered this "dirt" or dust problem. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,190
Posted By ellisson
Valdas, You can call eBay and speak to one of the...

Valdas,
You can call eBay and speak to one of the staff about the delay in release of your funds. They will explain the reason for the delay and may remove it: You have a good case for removing the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By ellisson
If a person with or without a camera approaches...

If a person with or without a camera approaches me or my family in a public place, the distance matters. From across the street, I have no objection. But approach too close in an uncrowded, open...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for the link, Steven. I'm a big Minolta...

Thanks for the link, Steven. I'm a big Minolta fan, too, and this is a good source of info. Hopefully it will help the OP, too.
Gary
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By ellisson
Images that bring something up, often emotional...

Images that bring something up, often emotional in nature, from a deeper source then the everyday crowded, busy consciousness in the viewer. Symbols in the image, or what can be interpreted as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By ellisson
+1 on Bill's post. Its a new beginning every day.

+1 on Bill's post. Its a new beginning every day.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
Thanks David. These were definitely not...

Thanks David. These were definitely not "folders"!
Gary
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
Philadelphia 30th Street Station Olympus XA,...

Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Olympus XA, HP5+, DDX

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4272/35202825181_cddedb240e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VCKFtK)[/IMG]
They're Boarding Now...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4259/34966284090_800...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4259/34966284090_800c6f6e0c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VgRm45)[/IMG]
Gravitas at the Station

Wall and ceiling arches at Union Station, Washington D.C.
Olympus XA, HP5+,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
http://https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4249/34986648...

http://https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4249/34986648120_fd9d9c4c92_b.jpg[/url]

Union Station, Washington D.C.
Olympus XA, HP5+, DDX
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,148
Posted By ellisson
Lovely light and colors. The painterly rendering...

Lovely light and colors. The painterly rendering comes through nicely.
Was much post processing required?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,190
Posted By ellisson
Not if the seller is new and has few sales, as is...

Not if the seller is new and has few sales, as is the likely situation here.
The word "Lock" as used by the OP, or in the sellers communication to the OP as noted in the initial post, is not a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,190
Posted By ellisson
Speak to a an eBay representative and explain the...

Speak to a an eBay representative and explain the issue.
Do not send additional payments to this seller.

The account being "locked" can mean a number of things, including delay of funds to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
Minolta Maxxum 5D, Minolta Maxxum AF 70-200mm...

Minolta Maxxum 5D, Minolta Maxxum AF 70-200mm 2.8

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/58942371/large.jpg

From "Champions on Ice"
pbase.com/ellisson
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-13-2017
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,769
Posted By ellisson
http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/154147584/larg...

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/154147584/large.jpg

Rolleicord Va, Tmax400
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By ellisson
I'm U.S. Based and have used the GSP for...

I'm U.S. Based and have used the GSP for international sales. I make sure my listings state this clearly for the potential buyer, and include a highlighted recommendation to review GSP shipping...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-28-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 13,978
Posted By ellisson
Wearing eyeglasses with the M3, I use a goggled...

Wearing eyeglasses with the M3, I use a goggled 35mm summaron which gives frame lines away from the edges similar to those of the 50mm frame lines. The goggled version works nicely on the the digital...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,690
Posted By ellisson
It would be helpful to see examples of a camera...

It would be helpful to see examples of a camera scanned image together with the same image scanned with a dedicated film scanner image done by those familiar with both ways of scanning.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-27-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By ellisson
The soft case option for your camera and lenses...

The soft case option for your camera and lenses is a versatile option. Camera/lens inserts are available for this purpose, and many people use these in whatever bag or pack they are carrying to work...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,839
Posted By ellisson
SL66E and 80mm planar lens, HP5+ at a stray...

SL66E and 80mm planar lens, HP5+ at a stray cinder block in a field.

http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4174/33359879674_183e96e026_z.jpg
Wildflower against the wall
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By ellisson
The SL66 prices have gone through the ups and...

The SL66 prices have gone through the ups and downs like many other cameras, and lately an "excellent" sample will run in the $1000-1500 range. The camera never sold as well as the Hasselblad -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By ellisson
Thanks, Oltimer. It is quite a piece of work and...

Thanks, Oltimer. It is quite a piece of work and I must have bonded to it while learning its quirks and how to get the most out of it. Like the Rollei TLRs, but much less common, it does get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By ellisson
I still shoot with the SL66-E even though I'm...

I still shoot with the SL66-E even though I'm often tempted to switch to the lighter, ergonomically friendlier Hasselblad SLR gear. But the macro capability and tilt function (and all the lenses...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2017
Replies: 286
Views: 27,736
Posted By ellisson
From the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts,...

From the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2833/34108965025_2f7df42052_b.jpg[/url]

Olympus XA and HP5+
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-19-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By ellisson
I have the R to M adapter by Leica. I was...

I have the R to M adapter by Leica. I was considering the the Novoflex adapter, but found a demo Leica adapter at a discounted price, so went with that one. I use it with a Leica R 80-200 f4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By ellisson
Thanks Dave. Also Interesting that the...

Thanks Dave. Also Interesting that the "gentlemen's agreement" between Heidecke and Hasselblad - no TLRs by Hasselblad and no SLRs by Rollei - lasted about 11 years when Rollei introduced their SLX...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 29,958
Posted By ellisson
Agree that a 3D look is more about compositional...

Agree that a 3D look is more about compositional elements mentioned such as close up view of the subject relative to the background elements with or without differential focus and/or lighting. Also,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,644
Posted By ellisson
The Rolleicord V is a nice and inexpensive way to...

The Rolleicord V is a nice and inexpensive way to see how you like the TLR experience. I've used Rolleicord Vs and the Rolleiflex F 2.8, and also the Minolta Autocord. The Rollieflex' is much...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-07-2017
Replies: 1,804
Views: 369,313
Posted By ellisson
Widelux 7 and Tmax 400, 1/15 at...

Widelux 7 and Tmax 400, 1/15 at f5.6

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/127291129/large.jpg

Cabs for Hire
Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,139
Posted By ellisson
I'm curious about the light over her forehead:...

I'm curious about the light over her forehead: What was the source?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,139
Posted By ellisson
I'll guess she has on a headlight as used for...

I'll guess she has on a headlight as used for cycling at night. 'Star" effect of the light on her head would suggest stopped down lens and long shutter time (seconds), but would need a tripod for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2017
Replies: 3,010
Views: 731,968
Posted By ellisson
That is a terrific, priceless image of mother (I...

That is a terrific, priceless image of mother (I assume!) and baby. I can feel the expressions of mutual wonder. Great work, sem.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By ellisson
For 120 or 220 film in some medium format cameras...

For 120 or 220 film in some medium format cameras (e.g., some Zeiss Ikonta folders), the film must be advanced until the counter indicates 1 or until it can be advanced no further due to a locking...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By ellisson
I shoot with both primes and zooms on Minolta...

I shoot with both primes and zooms on Minolta SLRs, depending on the subject and where I am shooting. I find the telephoto zooms with 70-200 or 70-300 range in daylight most useful for seascapes,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,575
Posted By ellisson
I use the Think Tank Retro 5 and 7 bags, one...

I use the Think Tank Retro 5 and 7 bags, one camera and 2-3 lenses with the 5, two cameras and few lenses, including a long lens for an SLR camera with the 7. If you don't like squeezing in gear and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,807
Posted By ellisson
Southampton Railroad Station Society

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2545/33012803825_94890aeb14_b.jpg

Preserving an old station, Southampton, PA.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,368
Posted By ellisson
Frozen Pond in Barre, Mass

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2821/33471320096_c108fa6392_z.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 15,592
Posted By ellisson
+1 for Minolta March Using my X- cameras (700...

+1 for Minolta March
Using my X- cameras (700 and 570) and two "new" lenses, a Rokkor 85/2 and 24/2.8 with my other Rokkors. Taking a refreshing break from digital.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By ellisson
Jake, The MD 1 drive is a great addition to the...

Jake,
The MD 1 drive is a great addition to the X-700 and other X-series cameras that take it.
In addition to the auto wind function, the MD 1 grip is solid and comfortable and the second (bottom)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 15,592
Posted By ellisson
A shot with the Rokkor 50 1.7 lens on the X-700...

A shot with the Rokkor 50 1.7 lens on the X-700 camera.

http://https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2545/33012803825_94890aeb14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SiefqR)Southampton Railroad Station...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By ellisson
I've use the OPTec and other small soft neoprene...

I've use the OPTec and other small soft neoprene cases for one lens when carrying a second one in the same compartment of a small camera bag and or for storage off-camera. Fine for keeping lenses...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By ellisson
Nice set, Raid. I especially like the forth...

Nice set, Raid. I especially like the forth image with the interesting, colorful reflections.
I also enjoy using my Canon 50/1.2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,651
Posted By ellisson
IMO, more important then technical perfection are...

IMO, more important then technical perfection are content, subject, emotion, a way of seeing that stirs others: you cannot program these into a camera or lens, or even a technically skilled camera...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-04-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,622
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for the link, Sara. I also liked the film...

Thanks for the link, Sara. I also liked the film "American Gangster" where Russell Crowe's detective character uses his Nikon film camera (RF?) and darkroom skill to bring down the Heroin kingpin...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 23,670
Posted By ellisson
Good points here and from the other members. If...

Good points here and from the other members. If you are like many of us and go through phases in which one system/camera is your favorite, you will eventually want to use a different camera for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
A Minolta X-700 in great condition was passed on...

A Minolta X-700 in great condition was passed on to me by my brother-in-law the dentist. So light and small compared to modern SLRs and I like the ergonomics. It just needed lenses other than the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-28-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 11,665
Posted By ellisson
I like Bille and Scapevision's designs. ...

I like Bille and Scapevision's designs. Combining them could be done by using the"Tom" signature in Bille's design in the aperture of Scapevision's design, keeping the aperture blade pattern. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,598
Posted By ellisson
The rigid II summicron is one of my favorite 50mm...

The rigid II summicron is one of my favorite 50mm lenses. Be aware that many copies of this lens will have noticeably reduced contrast and will flare resulting from wear defects in the 'soft" lens...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By ellisson
Many thanks, David. I'll check out that Nikon...

Many thanks, David. I'll check out that Nikon close-up lens. Appreciate the suggestion!
Gary
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By ellisson
Yes, this lens (R 80-200 F4) and other long...

Yes, this lens (R 80-200 F4) and other long lenses on the M240 and other cameras is best used with a tripod for stabilization. May be easier to use focus assistance on the Leica SL and digital...
Forum: Travel 01-13-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,000
Posted By ellisson
So many superb and beautiful images images. Your...

So many superb and beautiful images images. Your images of the people are especially wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By ellisson
I bought a mint condition vario-elmar 80-200mm f4...

I bought a mint condition vario-elmar 80-200mm f4 lens ROM, last version, at a good price. The preliminary indoor images hand-held with my M240 using live view are impressive. The minimal focusing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,650
Posted By ellisson
Changes in the past year: Sold a Hasselblad...

Changes in the past year: Sold a Hasselblad Xpan1 kit to help finance a like-new, M-P 240, Leica pre-certified. With that $750 discount that Leica was running through Nov30, the cost was no more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By ellisson
Looking at the photos and the tonality from dark...

Looking at the photos and the tonality from dark to the brightest highlight areas, I think the development was OK and the exposure may have been fine according to the camera metering. Low light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By ellisson
Wow, that is a high price! I have a recently...

Wow, that is a high price! I have a recently CLA'd silver version of the Canon 50/1.2 in great shape and I could not get $350 when I tried to sell it. On the plus side, now I'm glad I kept it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for the link. A very interesting study!

Thanks for the link. A very interesting study!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By ellisson
Emotional Investments

The 650 or so existing Stradivarius violins made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari are a good examples of "emotional investments" that have value far exceeding the high quality of materials and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-23-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 5,991
Posted By ellisson
Let the heart and soul guide you, camera or no...

Let the heart and soul guide you, camera or no camera. Best wishes, Joe.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-23-2016
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,119
Posted By ellisson
The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb.

The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-23-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,346
Posted By ellisson
Yes, but not at the list price. Three or so...

Yes, but not at the list price. Three or so years after the M240 introduced, I purchased an M-P 240 from a Leica certified vendor at significant discount with full warranty from Leica. Packaged...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-20-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,672
Posted By ellisson
Nice shot, perfect with 35mm FL. I would not...

Nice shot, perfect with 35mm FL. I would not want to crop this particular image. You may have found your answer, especially for travel photography.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-19-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By ellisson
CLA should make a difference. You may want to...

CLA should make a difference. You may want to call the shop to make sure they check the speeds before shipping back to you. I've never had a problem with my F7, but it will go off soon for general...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By ellisson
Great movie, "A Few Good Men" with Jack Nicholson...

Great movie, "A Few Good Men" with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon and Demi Moore et al. Nicholson was pretty good at hiding the truth - a good challenge for Cruise's character to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By ellisson
Thanks for bringing this article to our...

Thanks for bringing this article to our attention, Bill. I found it both interesting and poignant. As imperfect as it may be, a free press with unfettered news reporting and photography must...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By ellisson
Very nice images Jaapv, thank you for posting. ...

Very nice images Jaapv, thank you for posting. I'm planning on getting the 80-200 vario-elmar and probably the Novoflex adapter. Prices are not bad, even if optics cleaning needed.
Good to know the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By ellisson
Leica Vario-Elmar 80-200 R lens on the M240

I am wondering how the Vario Elmar 80-200 zoom lens performs on the M240 with live view/EVF focusing. Using lenses longer than 135mm with the zoom feature is attractive to me for various longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
A nice 1974 Gibson Byrdland guitar, sunburst...

A nice 1974 Gibson Byrdland guitar, sunburst finish, florentine cutout: An L7-like model with slightly shorter neck and 1 inch-thinner body, easier to play while standing. A great jazz axe.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-30-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,960
Posted By ellisson
As of now, there is no date for appearance of the...

As of now, there is no date for appearance of the new M. Even when announced, availability to most buyers will probably lag for many months. If a new M is announced early in 2017 and the price and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By ellisson
1. Wendy, 2. Couple, 3. San Buenaventura, 4....

1. Wendy, 2. Couple, 3. San Buenaventura, 4. Coffee are my favs.
Nice conversions to B&W.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
Erwin Put's book, "Leica Practicum" from his...

Erwin Put's book, "Leica Practicum" from his website. Apparently, just a few copies left.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By ellisson
Great photo and story. I like the last photo in...

Great photo and story. I like the last photo in the story, too.
Thanks for the link, Joao.
I'm thinking that copy of Esquire magazine is sought after and difficult to find.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,797
Posted By ellisson
Apo Summicron 75mm. To get this, I must sell...

Apo Summicron 75mm. To get this, I must sell some DSLR gear that is just sitting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By ellisson
A new protocol?

Is the selfie with another person(s) a modern form of compliment and approval? "I want/need to be seen with you". "My respect and admiration for you warrants a selfie"

Conversely, will no selfie...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,166
Posted By ellisson
Rare? Not that rare. Several on ebay...

Rare? Not that rare. Several on ebay now.

Expensive? Relative to collapsibles, yes. One on ebay with filter, looks in good shape for about $1000. Could probably get it down with the 'make and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,166
Posted By ellisson
I'd consider the rigid summicron, a step up from...

I'd consider the rigid summicron, a step up from the collapsables that came before it. The images remain sharp as you stop down with this lens.

As for many of the older Leica lenses, coating...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By ellisson
Very nice work, Jorge. My favortes are the dog...

Very nice work, Jorge. My favortes are the dog in the bag shots and the violinist. Your portraits and florals are excellent! Versatility with the 50mm....
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-15-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,174
Posted By ellisson
I read this in a series of Merklinger's articles...

I read this in a series of Merklinger's articles published in Shutterbug in 1994, which are still available on the web. I found the series very well written and clear with excellent illustrations...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By ellisson
Color Calibration Software and support

I need a color calibrator for printing and have seen a few options on various websites, including RFF. My concern is the performance of a calibrator on my Macbook Pro with current and future...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-03-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,872
Posted By ellisson
Strong and poignant image, Chris, underscored in...

Strong and poignant image, Chris, underscored in the crops.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-03-2016
Replies: 1,804
Views: 369,313
Posted By ellisson
A few from the Eastern State Penitentiary

Three from the Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia. Closed to prisoners, open to the public.
All with the Widelux 7 and Tmax400, f11 at 1/15 sec....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By ellisson
I have not yet sent any out 35mm negatives for...

I have not yet sent any out 35mm negatives for hi-res scanning with an Imacon/Hasselblad scanner, but will consider this for the selected images, not entire rolls of film, if this is possible.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,816
Posted By ellisson
So many excellent tools....

With so many fine cameras and lenses, I could never be restricted to Leica or RF cameras. Great tools made by Leica, but also by many others. There is something for everyone, and I'm always amazed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
Kipon tilt-shift M42 to Fuji-X mount adapter for...

Kipon tilt-shift M42 to Fuji-X mount adapter for use with my Pentax and Fujinon M42 lenses on the Fuji X-E2.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By ellisson
A gallery to show your work is very satisfying. ...

A gallery to show your work is very satisfying. It does not have to be a formal art or photo venue, but rather a public waiting area or a business area that needs art and interest to enhance the...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2016
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,780,796
Posted By ellisson
Shooting MF in Philadelphia around the fountain...

Shooting MF in Philadelphia around the fountain plaza leading to city hall in amazing light with a great cloudscape. The sculpture fountains were on and luminous, the architecture grand, and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By ellisson
That is great news, Tim. I was unaware of this...

That is great news, Tim. I was unaware of this repair shop, and live just 15 minutes away.
I will check this out, as I have some lenses that need CLA. I will be interested if camera CLA is another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By ellisson
Yes, even though the price of GAS is dropping, it...

Yes, even though the price of GAS is dropping, it may not be good for the environment :).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,375
Posted By ellisson
A rigid summicron 50 at a bargain price in the...

A rigid summicron 50 at a bargain price in the classifieds, just CLA'd. It looks new and functions like new, but the front element has a dense, central patch of small coating scratches that drops...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By ellisson
I have the SL66E, and while a heavy camera (4.4...

I have the SL66E, and while a heavy camera (4.4 lbs), it has been fun to use. The macro capability is a neat feature, with 2:1 mag when the lens is mounted in reversed position.

I had a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By ellisson
Think tank makes a line of belts and waist bags...

Think tank makes a line of belts and waist bags of various sizes for photo gear. The waist bags and pouches attach to the belts and can be moved around as you need or can be set at one spot on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 5,273
Posted By ellisson
Happy to provide a file if you wish, Dave. Best,...

Happy to provide a file if you wish, Dave.
Best, Gary


http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/163107602/large.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-28-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,255
Posted By ellisson
I like balancing act. It shows the young lad...

I like balancing act. It shows the young lad demonstrating to himself and others a skill - an activity in defining and exploring self as adolescence approaches and the "me" becomes increasingly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,580
Posted By ellisson
I've used Minolta/Sony SLRs and DSLRs for many...

I've used Minolta/Sony SLRs and DSLRs for many years, mainly with Minolta lenses. My first serious DSLR was the Minolta Maxxum 7D (AKA, Dynax7), a 6MP camera with simple, efficient ergonomics. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By ellisson
Now that is enlightening! Different lives!! Wow!...

Now that is enlightening! Different lives!! Wow!

I suppose their feelings may be different too? I respect those feelings.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By ellisson
To go back to the OP's concerns, it would be...

To go back to the OP's concerns, it would be helpful to put yourself and your family in the place of those you are snapping. You are on the street alone or with your spouse and children, and someone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By ellisson
I met this fellow on Walnut St. in Philadelphia. ...

I met this fellow on Walnut St. in Philadelphia. We talked for about 15 minutes about his life in the south, growing up in Alabama while George Wallace was governor. It was an enlightening...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By ellisson
Try engaging the subject(s) with conversation and...

Try engaging the subject(s) with conversation and a friendly demeanor. The rewards are willing subjects and even better, you learn something about them and they learn something about you (and your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,494
Posted By ellisson
There are many MD to MA adapters available to...

There are many MD to MA adapters available to allow use of older Minolta manual focus lenses on the later Minolta and Sony A-mount cameras. Get one with glass or you cannot focus to infinity. They...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 11,905
Posted By ellisson
That is a really good deal! And from an RFF...

That is a really good deal! And from an RFF member!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 11,905
Posted By ellisson
I held off buying the MM until prices dropped...

I held off buying the MM until prices dropped well below 4000 USD. I purchased a low shutter count copy, complete with recent Leica service and the passport warranty.
If you go for a used MM,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,494
Posted By ellisson
Minolta Maxxum 5D and Minolta 35-70 f4 lens in...

Minolta Maxxum 5D and Minolta 35-70 f4 lens in Buenos Aires, in 2005
http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/58217495/large.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-16-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,490
Posted By ellisson
And another very satisfied customer. Youxin Ye...

And another very satisfied customer. Youxin Ye does great work. Highly recommended!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By ellisson
A complicated and beautifully complex topic

I believe that much of creativity and artistry does not arise from planned efforts alone. Much of it derives from the politics and suffering of individuals facing their individual challenges, many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By ellisson
The M2 is a good choice.

The M2 is a good choice.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,925
Posted By ellisson
Here is a link with newspaper report of this...

Here is a link with newspaper report of this case:

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1986-03-29/news/8601190230_1_joel-lieberman-cat-scan-judith-haimes

She had an allergic reaction to CT contrast...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,925
Posted By ellisson
That is a most perplexing case and verdict. It...

That is a most perplexing case and verdict. It would be interesting to read the case proceedings, see the evidence presented, the medical reason for the CT scan, etc.... Wow.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,962
Posted By ellisson
http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/108727947/larg...

http://www.pbase.com/ellisson/image/108727947/large.jpg

Minolta CLE, Rokkor 40mm, HP5+
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Posted By ellisson
I'm a bifocal wearer, too. I found the Maxwell...

I'm a bifocal wearer, too. I found the Maxwell screen to be very helpful on my SL66 with the additional brightness as an aid to composition and focus. I see better in brighter light. The pupil is...
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