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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-24-2018
Replies: 485
Views: 35,601
Posted By bwcolor
Film Toaster looks like a good option and if...

Film Toaster looks like a good option and if everything is top quality and built to tight tollerances, then price seems reasonable. It is sold to a very small market and its use is quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 49,074
Posted By bwcolor
Years Later Fred Miranda and Contax Lenses

I started this thread years ago. A lot of money has gone into various Zeiss lenses and time contraints now have me shooting my A7rII more than the RTSIII (my Aria died within weeks of receiving it),...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,478
Posted By bwcolor
Amazon Prime

I believe that Prime Cloud service allows unlimited jpg, TIFF and certain raw storage for the price of a Prime membership.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,793
Posted By bwcolor
I have an M7 and M7Ii, but when considering a...

I have an M7 and M7Ii, but when considering a digital replacement I would purchase an A7rII and Voigtlander adapter.

I only have one Loxia lens, but it is a joy to use with the A7 series cameras. I...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
Just a Sony A7 for photographers. The A7 series...

Just a Sony A7 for photographers. The A7 series is groundbreaking, but I suspect many will pay for a more traditional approach, with a better menu system.. if any.. and eventually, a full line of...
Forum: Photo Software 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By bwcolor
Many good point... As Thom Hogan states, the most...

Many good point... As Thom Hogan states, the most pressing issues are security and stability. I'm not in love with the subscription model, but would be more at ease with it if I didn't have to worry...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,687
Posted By bwcolor
It seems to have Sony beat with the new EVF, but...

It seems to have Sony beat with the new EVF, but the A7rII has better optics in front of the EVF. Other than this, Sony's next entry into this market should move the fixed lens camera forward in a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,726
Posted By bwcolor
If you don't have to be an early adopter, Sony...

If you don't have to be an early adopter, Sony usually runs a number of discount promotions. They also have frequent model changes. So, the very thing that encourages depreciation, allows the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,687
Posted By bwcolor
The sensor is supposedly is an improvement over...

The sensor is supposedly is an improvement over the M-240 sensor... according to Ming Thein (http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/06/10/review-2015-leica-q-typ-116/)
I wonder how it differs from the M-240...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2,327
Posted By bwcolor
A fellow poster on dpreview turned my on to an in...

A fellow poster on dpreview turned my on to an in stock Loxia 35mm. It just came an hour ago. I think that my post at dpreview sums up my initial reaction. I've some pretty expensive Leica, Zeiss,...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,687
Posted By bwcolor
Looks like a great camera at a reasonable price...

Looks like a great camera at a reasonable price .. for a Leica, but bad timing given Sony's announcement .. Of course, different market segment.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,726
Posted By bwcolor
Sony Announced Three New Cameras.. Including 42MPix

A7rII (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8917769536/sony-alpha-a7r-ii-has-42-4mp-on-full-frame-bsi-cmos-sensor)

Rx100 IV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,204
Posted By bwcolor
Russia Launches Final Film Based Spy Satellite

As amazing as it sounds, Russia has for decades used film and multiple return pods for providing imaging. What will do when, even Russia... goes...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-31-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 30,778
Posted By bwcolor
I use a tripod all the time for video. I use a...

I use a tripod all the time for video. I use a monopod more than a tripod for shooting film, but rarely use a tripod for my A7.

I think that the advent of 50Mpix+ in body and/or in lens stabilized...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,185
Posted By bwcolor
Wow, I just might break down and make some...

Wow, I just might break down and make some friends.

Congratulations, I've two of each. I don't need two, just an irrational response to my love for both cameras. The viewfinder magnification...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-09-2015
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,729
Posted By bwcolor
Isn't this the case with all art, or documentary...

Isn't this the case with all art, or documentary work? If it doesn't speak to you, or me, it seems banal.

Personally, I check this thread regularly, because I want to see what the dog dug up. It...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,430
Posted By bwcolor
56 Mpix Sony A Series Revealed

https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/17123880790/sizes/o/

Is this taken with a one off test platform, or a yet to be release Sony FE series camera?

Look at the reflection from her left...
Forum: Photo Software 04-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,190
Posted By bwcolor
Tried that prior to calling support.

Tried that prior to calling support.
Forum: Photo Software 04-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,190
Posted By bwcolor
My CC LR 6 was DOA. I have downloaded it...

My CC LR 6 was DOA. I have downloaded it multiple times. It installs, but will not start. I'm running 8.1 / i7 / 32 gb memory and lots of space on my C drive. Support chat keeps me waiting on...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-17-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 46,055
Posted By bwcolor
A7 Sony FE...

A7 Sony FE 70-200mm

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/31436/U31436I1428732062.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,564
Posted By bwcolor
They like it even more if they get paid for the...

They like it even more if they get paid for the modeling.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 11,784
Posted By bwcolor
I voted for the RTS prior to realizing that you...

I voted for the RTS prior to realizing that you listed the II and not III. Reading on my phone and old eyes on this end.
I believe that the RTSIII vacuum system, large bright viewfinder and the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 9,996
Posted By bwcolor
With 50mpix cameras becoming common to most...

With 50mpix cameras becoming common to most camera manufacturers over the next few years, many photographers will demand better optics and third party lens manufacturers will be able to produce...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By bwcolor
I last had my RTS III serviced in Japan.. so I...

I last had my RTS III serviced in Japan.. so I would guess that this is an option if we could find the link.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-04-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,726
Posted By bwcolor
Two since 2009. Had the shutter dial fall off...

Two since 2009. Had the shutter dial fall off and needed to realign the rangefinder once, but that is about it. Repairs went smoothly.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By bwcolor
I would think that an old monitor would not...

I would think that an old monitor would not function the same as the same monitor when it was new. A two year old monitor.. ok, but I'm guessing that this is much older than that.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-14-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,295
Posted By bwcolor
CES: Any Promising New Photo Editing Monitors

It looks like HP, LG, Samsung and probably Dell showed relevant monitors. Anyone actually see a monitor at the show that stood out? I noticed that prices were falling a bit for the 10 bit monitors...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-13-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By bwcolor
My RTS III had the typical mirror issue. I sent...

My RTS III had the typical mirror issue. I sent it back to Japan and for little money they fixed the mirror and other issue that I was unaware of. Very nice camera, as is the RX, but my Aria died...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-10-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 53,349
Posted By bwcolor
Another great video. Thanks...

Another great video. Thanks...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,453
Posted By bwcolor
2015 Photographic Resolutions and Expectations

Mine is to work a bit less and get out. I've got cameras loaded in 2013 and not used. Also, spend more time with my kids working on photographic projects. If I can get them off the soccer...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-26-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,280
Posted By bwcolor
I have a network Drobo drive that protects from...

I have a network Drobo drive that protects from two drives going down at once. Of course, rebuild time would be long, but that is a small price to pay.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-26-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 4,280
Posted By bwcolor
What about Raid 10? Hard drives are not that...

What about Raid 10? Hard drives are not that expensive.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-21-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 2,327
Posted By bwcolor
Loxia 35mm Alternatives

Now that the 35mm is starting to ship, I decided to pull my 35mm Hexanon AR f/2.0, the second iteration of this lens (all black with yellow EE on aperture ring). This lens has sat on an old Konica...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,202
Posted By bwcolor
http://www.slrlounge.com/what-is-an-ips-monitor-un...

http://www.slrlounge.com/what-is-an-ips-monitor-understanding-ips-displays/
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 5,622
Posted By bwcolor
I don't care about camera prices, but I do want...

I don't care about camera prices, but I do want to see a stable Russia.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,900
Posted By bwcolor
I enjoyed this post even more upon reading it a...

I enjoyed this post even more upon reading it a second time. ( +:) )
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-06-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 53,349
Posted By bwcolor
I had a patient a few weeks ago that plays...

I had a patient a few weeks ago that plays croquet professionally. I didn't realize that such a profession existed. Maybe your grandmother was on to something.
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-06-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 53,349
Posted By bwcolor
Chris.. It was fun to see how you process your...

Chris.. It was fun to see how you process your film. Your free use of water reminds me how the California drought has changed my water use. I also now know that someone in your household plays...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-01-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 19,402
Posted By bwcolor
All of your reasons make waiting for the...

All of your reasons make waiting for the January/February introduction of the Sony A9 all the more attractive. I suspect that we can add more phase detection points, yet faster autofocus, high mpix...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-29-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 19,402
Posted By bwcolor
If you need to ask, then save the money.

If you need to ask, then save the money.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By bwcolor
Sony Catalyst Browse for XAVCS

Sony has provided a free tool for (pre)processing XAVCS and AVHCD.

Catalyst Browse (https://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/catalyst)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12,201
Posted By bwcolor
Thanks for the report. Anyone else have the lens?

Thanks for the report. Anyone else have the lens?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-11-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,173
Posted By bwcolor
Steve huff purchased the lens after doing his...

Steve huff purchased the lens after doing his review. so, I guess he likes it on his a7s.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-07-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,099
Posted By bwcolor
I say, use the best tool for the job and based on...

I say, use the best tool for the job and based on desired outcome and convenience, the cellphone comes out in first place for most.

I guess that the (film shooters)/(dedicated camera shooters) ratio...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-22-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12,201
Posted By bwcolor
I've enjoyed the CameraQuest supplied adapter. ...

I've enjoyed the CameraQuest supplied adapter. This is certainly a low volume item, but one that I just might buy. Whatever the price, having the adapter makes this decision an easier one. Please...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,475
Posted By bwcolor
It would have been better if I had been more...

It would have been better if I had been more complete and less provocative with my initial post.

I utilized my free time to review the URL and links on that page. I did this because I wanted to see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,475
Posted By bwcolor
I'm not saying that it isn't worth contributing,...

I'm not saying that it isn't worth contributing, but it is worrisome that the first batch is a poor representative of the E6 family at a time that E6 is the most endangered segment of film usage and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,475
Posted By bwcolor
I can understand supporting a group that is...

I can understand supporting a group that is trying to make film production an economic possibility in a limited market, but if Scotchchrome is their best foot forward, then they are doomed to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 130
Views: 8,195
Posted By bwcolor
I have shot only digital for 18 months. Time...

I have shot only digital for 18 months. Time constraints dictate digital and the A7 gets used most.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,760
Posted By bwcolor
I went with the M-Hexanon for its size, good...

I went with the M-Hexanon for its size, good optics and built in lens hood. I was also looking at the Elmarit at the time. I believe that the quality of the optics are comparable, but the built in...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,757
Posted By bwcolor
Given the very limited market, I find this rumor...

Given the very limited market, I find this rumor rather suspect. That said, I would love to use my Mamiya 7 lenses on a digital camera, but that would not happen either. Digital medium format is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,946
Posted By bwcolor
Contax G2 rangefinder with a a viewfinder the...

Contax G2 rangefinder with a a viewfinder the size of the new Ikons and contrast like the MPs. I would settle for the same combination in an MP.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By bwcolor
The modern Zeiss Ikon and Mamiya 7II are the best...

The modern Zeiss Ikon and Mamiya 7II are the best that I own. The .58 finder is good, but not as easy to use as the two listed. My R4A is great for 21mm, but so is the Zeiss finder.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4,442
Posted By bwcolor
I was looking forward to the release/evaluations...

I was looking forward to the release/evaluations of the Loxia 35mm, but it seems that the Loxia lacks an electronically controlled aperture, so for critical focus, I'm still opening the aperture,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,379
Posted By bwcolor
Money has moved to cellphones. I've only been...

Money has moved to cellphones. I've only been following Sony, but they seem less focused on a single show. After all, new cameras are small computers which run operating systems. The whole thing...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 40,392
Posted By bwcolor
Sorry to hear that. I was thinking that this...

Sorry to hear that. I was thinking that this might be a good lens for my A7, but all my 'M' 35mm Biogons do not work on the A7. I'm curious, does C.V. also make the Loxia lenses?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,663
Posted By bwcolor
Hopefully, an A9 series of E-Mount cameras will...

Hopefully, an A9 series of E-Mount cameras will sport a larger body, which I would love. Besides, it would be nice to shoot long video segments without overheating.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,663
Posted By bwcolor
28mm looks interesting...

28mm looks interesting...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,169
Posted By bwcolor
I have around 12 plus bags, or rollers. I...

I have around 12 plus bags, or rollers. I primarily use three sizes of Domke, one Millar f-stop messenger and a mid-size Lowepro backpack.

I have a like new Billingham, which was a birthday present...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,174
Posted By bwcolor
This is a real concern and most of these folks...

This is a real concern and most of these folks aren't getting any younger. Come to think of it, I'm also getting up there...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By bwcolor
I have largish hands and find the camera a bit...

I have largish hands and find the camera a bit small. I really have enjoyed my A7 with the battery grip. It fits better in my hand. I wish that it was a bit wider. I also like having more comfort...
Forum: Photo Software 07-01-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 8,245
Posted By bwcolor
I had to move to a new computer given that my old...

I had to move to a new computer given that my old Mac Pro was.. well.. old. I moved to LR and it was not as bad as I thought. You will all survive and thrive. DxO has some promotions going now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,344
Posted By bwcolor
75% One camera/lens 25% Two cameras/ Two...

75% One camera/lens
25% Two cameras/ Two Lenses... usually film and digital with 35mm lenses mounted. This weekend was A7 and FE 70-200mm and X100s... never used the X100s.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-22-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By bwcolor
New Voigtlander Nikon/Contax Adapter ..

Both attach to the VM-E Close Focus Adapter ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 7,915
Posted By bwcolor
I lost my passion for photography. World Cup...

I lost my passion for photography. World Cup time.

Enjoyed your work and contributions to this forum. No worry.. time and maybe some money spent will cure all. You and your family are safe and...
Forum: Photo Software 06-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By bwcolor
It seems that you can automate noise reduction...

It seems that you can automate noise reduction and a few other functions in DxO and the noise reduction might preserve slightly more image sharpness, but sending .DNG to Lightroom results in much...
Forum: Photo Software 06-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By bwcolor
Ignoring the speed.. Is DxO's newest noise...

Ignoring the speed.. Is DxO's newest noise reduction a substantial improvement upon the implementation in Lightroom, or Photoshop?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,973
Posted By bwcolor
Go to Flickr and use appropriate search terms. I...

Go to Flickr and use appropriate search terms. I know that this isn't the same as viewing a print, but certainly a place to start. If I shoot Tri-X, then I might use Tri-X Leica to find 35mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By bwcolor
I think that the organic sensor may also bring...

I think that the organic sensor may also bring the Biogons back to life. Evidently, Sony is also working on the technology. Of course, you never know where the technology will end up. Many uses...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-28-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,832
Posted By bwcolor
I would think that the next generation would use...

I would think that the next generation would use the sensor from the Sony A6000.
Forum: Photo Software 05-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By bwcolor
I'll interpret no answer to mean that the...

I'll interpret no answer to mean that the addition of the DxO software to Lightroom has little appeal, or utility.
Forum: Photo Software 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By bwcolor
Why DxO Optics Pro 9.5 in Addition to Lightroom

I'm hoping that some of you can provide some hands-on comments. Of course free trials are available.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By bwcolor
Yes... Hard drives are not pushing the 2009...

Yes... Hard drives are not pushing the 2009 bandwidth bottleneck. Also, random seeks/writes are much faster with the SSD.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,305
Posted By bwcolor
Has anyone noticed a difference when manual...

Has anyone noticed a difference when manual focusing while using the 'High" vs. 'Standard' viewfinder settings?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,305
Posted By bwcolor
I've been using focus peaking since the NEX-7...

I've been using focus peaking since the NEX-7 arrived and I still find it a challenge in the bright sun with the lens stopped down. If peaking is set to low, I can't see the peaking. If high, it...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,305
Posted By bwcolor
Zone focus with my 24mm Canon FD works nicely,...

Zone focus with my 24mm Canon FD works nicely, but this is a new focal length to me. RF focusing takes time to master, but it is not subject to the same focusing errors as the aperture dependant...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-02-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By bwcolor
I have an eight core 2008 Mac Pro and updated the...

I have an eight core 2008 Mac Pro and updated the system drive to SSD and updated my video card. That gave me an extra year. I finally built a much more powerful windows computer with the system...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,527
Posted By bwcolor
I'm also happy with my A7, but Sony could pick up...

I'm also happy with my A7, but Sony could pick up a few pointers regarding UI.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-26-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,109
Posted By bwcolor
This made me laugh. It is so true, but we seem...

This made me laugh. It is so true, but we seem to focus on the esthetic of the whole thing.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-26-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12,467
Posted By bwcolor
UI .. now here is where the Sony is wanting. It...

UI .. now here is where the Sony is wanting. It isn't just about the final results, but also how efficiently/enjoyably you get there. I have an A7, NEX-6 and NEX-7.. so I'm not just Sony bashing. ...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,527
Posted By bwcolor
Photokina 2016

This new design will give them the feedback that they need going into 2016 when the next 'M' is introduced. I suspect that the UI and maybe even the mount just might migrate to a new 'M'. Leica...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,109
Posted By bwcolor
I think that this shows us where the digital 'M'...

I think that this shows us where the digital 'M' might go. The next generation can be both a manual focus rangefinder and an autofocus with the rangefinder viewfinder used per the Fuji 'X' series,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By bwcolor
That is why Leica sells you a case up front.

That is why Leica sells you a case up front.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By bwcolor
Why not make the next FF 'M' a "T" mount with a...

Why not make the next FF 'M' a "T" mount with a supplied adapter and touch screen? This allows for happy rangefinder fans and might appeal to the autofocus crowd. It also would move Leica into the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,166
Posted By bwcolor
The only thing about this camera that I find...

The only thing about this camera that I find interesting, given the price, is the following from Dpreview:

"We don't expect to see a full frame 'T' anytime soon, but there certainly seems to space...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 37,993
Posted By bwcolor
& My Aria' electronics failed back in 2011. The...

& My Aria' electronics failed back in 2011. The RT series are nice, but I wonder about getting them serviced. Sent my RTS III to Japan in 2012 for CLA, but I think that the servicing has ended, or...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By bwcolor
Are you referencing the A7 raw, JPG, or both? ...

Are you referencing the A7 raw, JPG, or both? Sony JPG isn't the best, but with raw, color is easy to adjust to taste in post. White balance adjustable in camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 9,194
Posted By bwcolor
The survival of film as an artistic medium is,...

The survival of film as an artistic medium is, from the manufacturer's reference, about money. Calling someone a doomsayer for pointing this out is not reasonable. I'm old and am optimistic that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 9,194
Posted By bwcolor
No certainty..true .. but we'll thought out and...

No certainty..true .. but we'll thought out and logical. I agree that viable involves movies.. either shooting film or archiving. That doesn't mean that a scaled back production of a few films...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,594
Posted By bwcolor
Nice body to attach to a C/Y Zeiss Contax...

Nice body to attach to a C/Y Zeiss Contax 100-300mm lens. High value optics and many bodies to choose from. RX nice... RTSIII the best..
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-14-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,469
Posted By bwcolor
Panasonic is perfectly capable of manufacturing...

Panasonic is perfectly capable of manufacturing first rate lenses to Leica specs. They could even design the lenses to a high quality. So, nothing wrong with this partnership. If Leica did...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-14-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,469
Posted By bwcolor
At least the lenses will be inexpensive ... given...

At least the lenses will be inexpensive ... given that they are manufactured by Panasonic. It is a pity that I've already spent too much on my Fuji and Sony cameras.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-14-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,218
Posted By bwcolor
I swore to myself that I would avoid your bag...

I swore to myself that I would avoid your bag threads in that I have bags and more bags. Now I have one more. I've been looking for a bag for my 400mm/1DMKIII. Thanks for the heads-up. Picked up...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-12-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,598
Posted By bwcolor
I thought that I was the only one that uses a...

I thought that I was the only one that uses a t-shirt.

Not to hijack the thread, but this brings up a question regarding lens brushes. Now, I wonder if some of these synthetic lens brushes are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-09-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By bwcolor
I think that this is a reasonable...

I think that this is a reasonable interpretation....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
Yes, you are correct... back to pixel binning, or...

Yes, you are correct... back to pixel binning, or tossing lines. What I am saying is that most of those on the general boards would get and use this for the higher bitrate HD and not the 4K. Also,...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
The BlackMagic is a smaller sensor.. yes? The...

The BlackMagic is a smaller sensor.. yes?
The beauty of the A7s is the HD, not the 4K.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
Atomos 4K Recorder...

Atomos 4K Recorder (http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=24676)

A7s Ship Date: June (http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-alpha-ilce-7s-a7s/)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
How is Panasonic's GH4 writing 100Mb/sec...

How is Panasonic's GH4 writing 100Mb/sec internally?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
DPreview posted and then pulled a $1700 price. ...

DPreview posted and then pulled a $1700 price. For that price, you get a much better video camera with less moire and much cleaner HD. At what price point were you expecting a full frame global...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8,180
Posted By bwcolor
2:00 PM (PST) in Las Vegas...

2:00 PM (PST) in Las Vegas (http://new.livestream.com/SonyProfessional/NAB2014)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By bwcolor
When You Purchase Photo Related Books..Electronic or Paper?

or Electronic 'How To" and Paper "Photographic Images".. or any combination...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,963
Posted By bwcolor
Sony Lens Designer Discusses FE Design

An interesting short read regarding the design considerations for the new Sony FE mount lenses.


Naoki Miyagawa discusses design tradeoffs.. via sonyalpharumors.......
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By bwcolor
also.. FE 70-200 mm f/4.0 positive review @DXO.

also.. FE 70-200 mm f/4.0 positive review @DXO.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-04-2014
Replies: 243
Views: 106,476
Posted By bwcolor
Just a Quick Test: Leica 90mm APO Asph.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/13630635233_f78826d957_c.jpg

A7 / Voigtlander Close Focus Adapter

Full Size (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/13630635233_8544447726_o.jpg)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,070
Posted By bwcolor
Two good companies. Competition is good for the...

Two good companies. Competition is good for the consumer, but bad for the bank account.

I do think that Fuji does a better job supporting a camera once it is out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,850
Posted By bwcolor
I rarely go through more than one battery, but I...

I rarely go through more than one battery, but I always have a spare... except for my 1DMKIII. I have at least six batteries for the NEX and four for the X100 & X100s. I do think that the A7 is a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-02-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,757
Posted By bwcolor
Joe: I found your forcing a member to change...

Joe:

I found your forcing a member to change their tag line to be far more disruptive than the tag line. We are moslly adults and I think that this was best ignored. Should someone make personal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,860
Posted By bwcolor
I adapt. It works.

I adapt. It works.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,179
Posted By bwcolor
The A7's small TV is really good. I've not had a...

The A7's small TV is really good. I've not had a problem with lag. Sorry, I have had a problem with lag, but the camera hasn't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,179
Posted By bwcolor
Wait for Photokina in November. I think that we...

Wait for Photokina in November. I think that we will have full frame mirrorless cameras that can also handle sports. Right now, the Sony A6000 and the new FE 70-200mm might be able to shoot sports,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,255
Posted By bwcolor
A few days ago I purchased the Canon FDn 24mm...

A few days ago I purchased the Canon FDn 24mm f/2.0. This was a proactive move to stop me from spending real money.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
More Images From Japan...

More Images From Japan (http://acafe.msc.sony.jp/20506877)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,046
Posted By bwcolor
Here is the FE 55mm f/1.8 @1.8 Much...

Here is the FE 55mm f/1.8 @1.8 Much sharper...easier to use..but not the same... sorry about the informal dress, but I'm grabbing my kids as they run...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,046
Posted By bwcolor
Picked up the A7 last night. Here is a quick...

Picked up the A7 last night. Here is a quick couple with the M-Hexanon 50mm f/1.2 & Voigtlander Close Focus Adapter (thank you Stephen..I like it.. very high...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
More Images...

More Images (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.yahoo.co.jp%2Fsamuraihintermedia%2F16229193.html&anno=2&sandbox=1)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-29-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,456
Posted By bwcolor
I think that hand size has a lot to do with grip...

I think that hand size has a lot to do with grip comfort. I had the vertical grip on prior to turning on the camera. This might have also tamed the shutter sound.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-28-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,456
Posted By bwcolor
Wow.. much better than I expected

I'm coming from using a NEX-7, NEX-6, X100s, 1DMKIII and a bunch of rangefinders. I was expecting to be wearing earplugs, tearing my hair out in low light and going out for a bite to eat while...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
Review...

Review (http://www.berlin-backstage.de/index.php/entry/drei-tage-mit-dem-sony-fe-70-200mm-f4-g-oss-an-der-ostsee-unterwegs)

More Images...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,003
Posted By bwcolor
Financially, this doesn't make much sense for...

Financially, this doesn't make much sense for Sony in that they would need to either produce another range of lenses for a limited market, or provide information so that others could make adapters to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By bwcolor
What.. no filter? For that price they should at...

What.. no filter? For that price they should at least include a filter.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
It sure doesn't look that big to me. After all,...

It sure doesn't look that big to me. After all, it has OSS and must cover a FF sensor. Anyway, who says that the camera must always be small. My hands are not comfortable with small cameras and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
70-200mm Video Tracking .. A7 ...

70-200mm Video Tracking .. A7
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioTKUoAyQ6Y)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By bwcolor
Sony FE 70-200mm Early Images

Here is a multi-page thread. See samples on second page (http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1284552-1-1-1.html)

Google Translate is more for laughs, but the images look pretty impressive.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-21-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 15,046
Posted By bwcolor
I own the special edition M-Hexanon and the F/2.0...

I own the special edition M-Hexanon and the F/2.0 M-Hexanon, but won't have the A7 until late next week. Also, picked up the 55mm FE. I have the first edition Hawks Helical, so this may not work...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 7,610
Posted By bwcolor
Has anyone tested the latest version of the Hawks...

Has anyone tested the latest version of the Hawks vs close focusing Voigtlander?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-18-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,456
Posted By bwcolor
So, have you received all items as ordered? ..

So, have you received all items as ordered? ..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,372
Posted By bwcolor
M6TTL or M4 is very personal. I've thought of...

M6TTL or M4 is very personal. I've thought of selling my M4, but haven't. I use the M6TTL more given the low magnification finder, me wearing glasses and my frequent use of 35mm. Regarding...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,456
Posted By bwcolor
That sure sounds like a good deal, but so many...

That sure sounds like a good deal, but so many really horrible ratings. It seems that either people are really happy, or really mad at this vendor.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-05-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 12,456
Posted By bwcolor
Where did you find the$300 plus the $650?

Where did you find the$300 plus the $650?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-04-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,065
Posted By bwcolor
We are probably 12 -18 months away from having a...

We are probably 12 -18 months away from having a large area on sensor PDAF with a large high quality evf. I would wait...and I am waiting. If you can't wait, the a6000 is an inexpensive place...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,733
Posted By bwcolor
After reading your review, it strikes me that you...

After reading your review, it strikes me that you are a guy that likes the challenge of having to think when behind the camera. I say this with respect to the battery and it's limitations. A small...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,836
Posted By bwcolor
What improvements are you looking for? Less...

What improvements are you looking for?

Less stutter with motion.. Less noise in low light.. More accurate colors????

I've an X100s, but not the others that you mentioned.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-15-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,639
Posted By bwcolor
When I think of a new camera, I think of...

When I think of a new camera, I think of Fujifilm, or Sony. I just purchased a Canon 400mm lens for my old 1DMKIII, but I can't imagine buying another Canon body when they just tweak their old...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 02-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 4,396
Posted By bwcolor
If autofocus claims are true, then I can imagine...

If autofocus claims are true, then I can imagine that improved EVF and global shutter will eventually make the moving mirror a thing of the past.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,512
Posted By bwcolor
The number of hippocrites in this world certainly...

The number of hippocrites in this world certainly outnumber the number of religions. After all, many popes also have functioned as war generals..etc.. There were riots in Bangkok when I was there...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,914
Posted By bwcolor
Why post here? Ask KEH.

Why post here? Ask KEH.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4,967
Posted By bwcolor
The batteries are pretty inexpensive, especially...

The batteries are pretty inexpensive, especially per dozen, or so.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-10-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,205
Posted By bwcolor
Looks like they are getting rid of the velcro and...

Looks like they are getting rid of the velcro and going with a more involved/time consuming way of getting to equipment and that is bad. My main three bags are Domke. Luckily, they will be working...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1,201
Posted By bwcolor
Tamron 150-600mm

For the few of you birders, or sports shooters on a tight budget you probably know that this lens is available in Japan for Nikon, Sony and Canon ... shortly available elsewhere. Here is the first...
Forum: RFF News 12-31-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 6,791
Posted By bwcolor
Out with the old and in with the new. Have a...

Out with the old and in with the new.

Have a wonderful 2014.. no GAS year.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By bwcolor
So, we will have cellphones, film and whatever...

So, we will have cellphones, film and whatever technology supersedes the DSLR. Another couple of generations of EVF and fast on - sensor PDAF will retire the reflex mirror. By that time global...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 25,771
Posted By bwcolor
I don't think that Leica is competing with Sony,...

I don't think that Leica is competing with Sony, or even Fuji at this point, but I could be wrong about Fuji. I wonder if their clientele aren't older and soon to be colder. This alone would...
Forum: RFF News 12-25-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 6,791
Posted By bwcolor
Merry Christmas and good health and spirits in...

Merry Christmas and good health and spirits in 2014.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By bwcolor
The Plusteks are manual advance. I have a V-750...

The Plusteks are manual advance. I have a V-750 and it isn't the same quality as your 5000, but with VueScan the batch scanning is pretty simple. If you are going to shoot 35mm film, then think...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-21-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,238
Posted By bwcolor
Of course digital is easier. That is why using...

Of course digital is easier. That is why using film, especially E-6 is really challenging.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-21-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,238
Posted By bwcolor
Hawaii and Velvia 50 are made for each other. ...

Hawaii and Velvia 50 are made for each other. That said, my last visit was recorded with an X100s. My previous trip .. X100. I don't think that you are seriously considering lugging around a DSLR.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2013
Replies: 243
Views: 106,476
Posted By bwcolor
I've seen so many test images of foliage, but...

I've seen so many test images of foliage, but when viewing, it is difficult to know what peripheral blurring is due to the peripheral image being out of the image plane and what is attributable to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,217
Posted By bwcolor
I've both the X100 and X100s and a number of...

I've both the X100 and X100s and a number of Leicas. I don't buy the perspective that the X100 series is a digital rangefinder. It isn't a rangefinder and it is smaller than the Leicas. Function...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By bwcolor
Why did you move away from your Nikon setup in...

Why did you move away from your Nikon setup in the first place? Did you want a smaller camera, better image quality, quieter, simpler, Leica..errr.. etc.?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-27-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,505
Posted By bwcolor
I thought that Leica made a full frame mirrorless...

I thought that Leica made a full frame mirrorless camera .. with a rangefinder attached.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-08-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 13,003
Posted By bwcolor
I ordered the A7r a few minutes after it was...

I ordered the A7r a few minutes after it was available on Amazon. Yesterday, I cancelled the order. I want faster autofocus, but I don't want a mirror. I also want an electronic first shutter, or...
Forum: Photo Software 10-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By bwcolor
You Can Now Upgrade From Old Adobe Suite to $9.99 PS/LR Cloud

Adobe's website list the $9.99 offer for those that own the standalone PS3, but I just purchase Photoshop CC/ Lightroom 5 for the same $9.99 as a conversion from a 2008 version of Creative Suite 3...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-28-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 18,769
Posted By bwcolor
Sounds a bit like a wish list given the near term...

Sounds a bit like a wish list given the near term date that you provide for release. I guess that moving a sensor is easier than Contax moving the film.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-27-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 11,121
Posted By bwcolor
I don't understand concern for Fujifilm's APS-C...

I don't understand concern for Fujifilm's APS-C offerings. I'm sure that they will just keep getting better. They won't slow down the development of this line of cameras in that they offer smaller...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-26-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 20,909
Posted By bwcolor
I find it difficult to defend my use of film on...

I find it difficult to defend my use of film on the basis of logic. It is an emotional appeal. I suppose, as others have said, it is the process. With B&W, I prefer the end product, but I must say...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-25-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 22,501
Posted By bwcolor
I'll be impressed if my two 35mm Zeiss Biogons...

I'll be impressed if my two 35mm Zeiss Biogons shine on the A7r. I don't expect that my 21mm f/4.5c will work.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-25-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 22,501
Posted By bwcolor
Lack of interest has prevented me from buying a...

Lack of interest has prevented me from buying a digital 'M'. The M240 seems to be a major step up, but now there are other choices. I think that I'll work on my rather substantial C-41, E-6 stock...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-23-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 16,407
Posted By bwcolor
Pretty sure that the hump was needed to house the...

Pretty sure that the hump was needed to house the EVF given that the body contains a larger sensor and electronics. I've the A7r on order and will cancel should reviews undermine my enthusiasm. ...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-22-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 16,407
Posted By bwcolor
I have an A7r on order, but I would be more...

I have an A7r on order, but I would be more enthusiastic if the A7 had a metal front plate and no AA filter and the A7r had pdaf and EFC.

May wait for Fuji, or the next generation Sony.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,593
Posted By bwcolor
.....and there seems to be a subtle sharpness...

.....and there seems to be a subtle sharpness penalty, which runs counter to an interest in a high megapixel camera in the first place.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,593
Posted By bwcolor
Sony A7: Electronic Front Shutter .. A7r Mechanical Shutter

Dpreview has a very good discussion (http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3563260) regarding the possible downside of having a high megapixel camera without an electronic front shutter. Samples...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,331
Posted By bwcolor
A Sony rep answer questions right after the...

A Sony rep answer questions right after the announcement stated that it can be used tethered.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By bwcolor
I think that Sony knows that many will start with...

I think that Sony knows that many will start with the idea that their legacy lenses will work with their new camera. They also know that many of the same people have a utopian quest for just the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-20-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 20,614
Posted By bwcolor
Are you sure that the A7 lacks gapless offset...

Are you sure that the A7 lacks gapless offset peripheral microlenses? The CNET review suggest that both sensors have been designed to minimize the problems associated with peripheral...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,331
Posted By bwcolor
Don't expect focus peaking alone to be perfectly...

Don't expect focus peaking alone to be perfectly accurate for critical work.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By bwcolor
Here is a CNET quote from their initial review......

Here is a CNET quote from their initial review...

CNET (http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/sony-alpha-ilce-7/4505-6501_7-35829203.html)

RE: A9 & A9r

The A7 is a prosumer camera. You have to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-18-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,068
Posted By bwcolor
It is always difficult trying to decide between...

It is always difficult trying to decide between two good options. Purchasing used allows you to sell the camera with little financial loss should it not work out for you. The X100s does have a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,782
Posted By bwcolor
It is simply intentional delusion, fabricated to...

It is simply intentional delusion, fabricated to provide some personal excitement in a life of homogeneity.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,394
Posted By bwcolor
I've been reading about the offensively loud...

I've been reading about the offensively loud shutter. I'll take 1/8000 second in a full frame camera and will use my film, or X 100 for street. The features and build look great at the $2300 price...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,394
Posted By bwcolor
Yes, works great...

Yes, works great...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-15-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
Specs Available at SonyAlphaRumors...

Specs Available at SonyAlphaRumors (http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-15-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,136
Posted By bwcolor
I remember one of the lowest times in my life and...

I remember one of the lowest times in my life and I decided to distract myself by looking for a new car. I went into a dealership and recognized the sales person as a rock star from the seventies. ...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
I shoot soccer with an RTS III and manual focus...

I shoot soccer with an RTS III and manual focus Zeiss 100-300mm and it isn't easy. My 1DMKIII and equivalent autofocus works much better and I bet a modern 1D is better yet. I know very little...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
Here is a clip from:...

Here is a clip from: (http://lightweaversblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/olympus-om-d-em-1-pro-camera-accidental.html)

It might explain why the viewfinder was not integrated flush with the body. Part of...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
Camera announcements are like politicians. We...

Camera announcements are like politicians. We read into the new camera our own hopes and dreams and then they break our hearts.

Sony usually does a good job, but the reviews will be more...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-14-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
DSLR autofocus will be dramatically better. ...

DSLR autofocus will be dramatically better. Sports and birds are still not E-mount friendly.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-13-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
A really useful adapter for Canon, or Nikon would...

A really useful adapter for Canon, or Nikon would be a bit much to hope for. A dumb adapter for 'M' lenses would be more realistic.

Follow the link for the adapter rumor and you will find that the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-13-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
A low resolution photo...

A low resolution photo (http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/) has been released. It looks like Sony marketing learned a few things from Fuji.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-12-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
Really aggressive pricing. A7 kit: $1998 A7r...

Really aggressive pricing. A7 kit: $1998 A7r body: $2198.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-08-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,467
Posted By bwcolor
There are so many things that Sony has to get...

There are so many things that Sony has to get right for me to invest in a new system.

The autofocus needs to be faster than my wife's NEX-6, or the sensor's microlenses will need to play better with...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-07-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,885
Posted By bwcolor
I really like your work, but agree that the book...

I really like your work, but agree that the book seems crowded. If you are up against it financially and don't want to pull photos, maybe arrange the pages with two photos with smaller images offset...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By bwcolor
Zeiss Otis Lenses for Canon and Nikon

YouTube Introduction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNj7B4mH4aM#t=29)

Flickr Samples (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlzeisslenses/sets/72157635236491881/)

I think that the message here is that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 12,572
Posted By bwcolor
I've both. Purchase both and use them and then...

I've both. Purchase both and use them and then decide what to do. It would be different should you only have money for one. You can always sell one, especially the Mamiya.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 111,402
Posted By bwcolor
My first was a Christmas present, the Yashica TL...

My first was a Christmas present, the Yashica TL Super with 50mm lens. A few years later I purchased the Yashica Mat-124G. A bit later, the Kowa SL66 was the more affordable alternative to the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By bwcolor
Thanks Jamie...

Thanks Jamie...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,638
Posted By bwcolor
A bit aggressive hmm. I watched it, if you could...

A bit aggressive hmm. I watched it, if you could only forgive me for not knowing that personal imaging (PI) was film and that digital software and imaging (DI) is the Kiosk system. I guess that...
Forum: Photo Software 09-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By bwcolor
Now I understand why I don't know much about...

Now I understand why I don't know much about Bridge. Thanks for the explanation.

Regarding Gimp and Darktable... I like Darktable. I'm guessing that it does 48 bit color..right? On the other...
Forum: Photo Software 09-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By bwcolor
Why Use Adobe Bridge?

The upcoming Adobe CC offering includes PS, LR and Bridge. For those that use these three programs, what functionality does Bridge bring to the table that can't be duplicated by LR?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-05-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 7,252
Posted By bwcolor
Like many digital products, a camera manufacturer...

Like many digital products, a camera manufacturer that misses the window of opportunity introduces outdated product. Camera introduction is driven by the market. The development cycle is brutally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,638
Posted By bwcolor
Did I miss her reference to film production? ...

Did I miss her reference to film production? This new company will be about digital products and software. I bet that they spin-off the film business.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,305
Posted By bwcolor
Thanks.... I' m now on a LR5 trial. I will...

Thanks.... I' m now on a LR5 trial. I will probably purchase a FF Sony or Fuji in the next two years. Given that I'll probably need to update to LR6 , then C.C. will be minimally more expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,305
Posted By bwcolor
I don't understand this answer.

I don't understand this answer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By bwcolor
My point was that with a 50mm lens I needed to...

My point was that with a 50mm lens I needed to press my glasses against the viewfinder. The M4's viewfinder, with the lower magnification allows for a better view of the 50mm frame lines without...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,305
Posted By bwcolor
I just switched to a PC environment vs my Mac...

I just switched to a PC environment vs my Mac Pro/Aperture/PS3. I only use PS3 for resizing scanned Tiffs. I suspect that I could find a stand alone batch processor to perform this function, so the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By bwcolor
The M3/50mm requires a rubber gasket around the...

The M3/50mm requires a rubber gasket around the viewfinder should you wear glasses. Without this you risk scratching your glasses. I find that I need to press my glasses against the viewfinder to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,305
Posted By bwcolor
What is the product upgrade cycle time for PS and...

What is the product upgrade cycle time for PS and LR?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,638
Posted By bwcolor
I don't know what companies/films will survive,...

I don't know what companies/films will survive, but the new manufacturing efficiencies are encouraging.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By bwcolor
Keep all of the Leicas. Use them rather than...

Keep all of the Leicas. Use them rather than rely upon what we suggest. Sell one or more only after you have a personal perspective based upon your experience.
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