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Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By chris00nj
Difficult to turn on / off switch

I've had my X Pro-1 for two years and it has worked well. Recently, the on/off switch has become difficult to turn. Anyone, else experience this?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By chris00nj
They also talk about using TriX for its low...

They also talk about using TriX for its low light capability, even though it wasn't available in 35mm in the 1940s. The film code was also not 400TX back then ( you can see it on the ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,524
Posted By chris00nj
I hope people realize that this is a...

I hope people realize that this is a joke/funny/satire aimed at many of our incessant need to buy new cameras and lenses.

Some people seemed to take it way too seriously.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5,819
Posted By chris00nj
Based on those samples, you need a 50mm lens,...

Based on those samples, you need a 50mm lens, something more vintage. Perhaps a 3rd generation Summicron?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,524
Posted By chris00nj
There is a maximum, as stated: S-1.

There is a maximum, as stated: S-1.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,878
Posted By chris00nj
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3245/2974450633_d6ef...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3245/2974450633_d6ef21aee8.jpg
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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,524
Posted By chris00nj
Mininum Number of Cameras to Own

While the mininum number of cameras one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where "n" is the number of cameras currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where "s" is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By chris00nj
I didnt realize the XE-1 was physically smaller....

I didnt realize the XE-1 was physically smaller. I have been very happy with the X Pro-1.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,141
Posted By chris00nj
CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reede, Costco, Walmart......

CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reede, Costco, Walmart... it mostly comes down to the tech - whether they have any competence.

I usually took mine to Ritz Camera as the techs at least used gloves when...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-02-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,914
Posted By chris00nj
Well I think you underdeveloped (or didn't...

Well I think you underdeveloped (or didn't agitate properly) some of your black and white

Original - looks very flat:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7117788433_b3128a70eb_z.jpg


It could be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,921
Posted By chris00nj
I don't know about your issue, because this...

I don't know about your issue, because this thread is hard to read because I have to keep scrolling left and right.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 9,095
Posted By chris00nj
Agreed, plus they go after elephants too. ...

Agreed, plus they go after elephants too. Recently 22 elephants were killed by poachers in a helicopter. They took their tusks and genitals for sale in Asia. It is gross to see the photos.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 9,095
Posted By chris00nj
How is it crap shoot? It's not scale focus. As...

How is it crap shoot? It's not scale focus.

As for why:

Leica M8

a 6 year old sensor with noisy results over ISO 800,
the need to use IR filters,
6-bit coding required on lenses
Loud shutter...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 9,095
Posted By chris00nj
Yes, I am successful. I find it easier to focus...

Yes, I am successful.

I find it easier to focus with the X-Pro 1 than a Leica in two scenarios:
1. Low light - the EVF is brighter than the ambient light, so you get a clearer picture.
2. Long...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-26-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 10,480
Posted By chris00nj
There is a Flickr group ...

There is a Flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/fujinon_xf35mm/)with over a 1,000 images. Look at results instead of MTF charts.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-24-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 9,488
Posted By chris00nj
There are certainly some bad lenses (zooms from...

There are certainly some bad lenses (zooms from the 70s, etc) and some poorly constructed FSU lenses, but the lenses we are talking about, there is little difference.

I did a comparison of four...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-24-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,686
Posted By chris00nj
Jeez, I can't believe this is still being...

Jeez, I can't believe this is still being debated. If the X Pro-1 had a red dot (and cost $3,500), everyone would be swooning about how wonderful it is and how moderately priced it is.

Eric T had...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-23-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,720
Posted By chris00nj
April, crawfish, and corn on the cob. You must be...

April, crawfish, and corn on the cob. You must be in Louisiana!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-17-2012
Replies: 715
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 251,916
Posted By chris00nj
More Photos:...

More Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris00nj/tags/zeissikonta5242/


Zeiss Ikonta 524/2 (Tessar) on Ektar 100:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5262/5671431796_d734090f46_b.jpg
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,543
Posted By chris00nj
Some interesting statistics in that article. 75%...

Some interesting statistics in that article. 75% of SLR users are male, but 70% of mirrorless users are female.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 6,995
Posted By chris00nj
Olympus mju ii (which is the Stylus Epic)... or...

Olympus mju ii (which is the Stylus Epic)... or something else that is small and compact.

You might not want to bring an expensive camera to jo'burg.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-11-2012
Replies: 724
Views: 204,737
Posted By chris00nj
with Fuji 35mm at...

with Fuji 35mm at f2.0:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7069418811_c9bf86abbe_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,944
Posted By chris00nj
There is only the EF-42, which I picked up this...

There is only the EF-42, which I picked up this weekend. I was curious about the EF-x20, but it didn't seem to be available anywhere.

As you said, you don't need the flash to get exposure but for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 14,051
Posted By chris00nj
I am very very very happy with mine as well and...

I am very very very happy with mine as well and am confident most interested rangefinder users will be very happy with this camera.


Awesome high ISO performance
The 35/1.4 is an amazing lens at...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-09-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 14,046
Posted By chris00nj
I love my X Pro 1. i'm starting to roll my eyes...

I love my X Pro 1. i'm starting to roll my eyes at all the naysayers. They're taking little issues and making it out to be the worst thing ever.


Oh no infinite framelines are different than closer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,734
Posted By chris00nj
I think the differences are more minor that we...

I think the differences are more minor that we sometimes make them out to be.

I recently ran a few 50mm Leica mount lenses through a few rounds comparitive tests. (See Round 1...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,935
Posted By chris00nj
You can safely mount the Summicron 50/2 DR on it.

You can safely mount the Summicron 50/2 DR on it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-07-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 22,762
Posted By chris00nj
I've started a Flickr group "LTM and M mount...

I've started a Flickr group "LTM and M mount lenses on the X Pro-1 (http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/)"

Join and post!
Forum: Off Topic 04-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By chris00nj
" Like a Porsche, no one*needs*a Fuji X-Pro1. The...

" Like a Porsche, no one*needs*a Fuji X-Pro1. The Fuji X-Pro1 is a luxury for people who want another nice camera for their collection, or to use once on their next luxury vacation. The X-Pro1 is...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-05-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,648
Posted By chris00nj
No, sorry havent had that problem, but i have an...

No, sorry havent had that problem, but i have an M3 so i dont set exposure with the camera up to my eye
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,397
Posted By chris00nj
If they were Nikon they would name it the X80 to...

If they were Nikon they would name it the X80 to cause consumer confusion.

I do agre that the name is a little silly.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Adorama seems to have them in stock now. Must...

Adorama seems to have them in stock now. Must have filled all of their pre-orders and have leftovers.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,913
Posted By chris00nj
The 35/1.4 is a fantastic lens and I imagine it...

The 35/1.4 is a fantastic lens and I imagine it will be on my camera some of the time.

There are some great uses for the M adapter, such as using lenses that are not yet available for the X mount...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-01-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,913
Posted By chris00nj
Focusing isn't that bad with the EVF alone. You...

Focusing isn't that bad with the EVF alone. You also can magnify the EVF image, so you can get an accurate focus point.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-31-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 8,417
Posted By chris00nj
So this is how it goes. The framelines do change,...

So this is how it goes. The framelines do change, somewhat.

From 18mm to 28mm, the magnifier is at the wide view. 18mm is the full frame, and the framelines change by changing the focal length...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Yeah I was surprised that you could enter the...

Yeah I was surprised that you could enter the Canada Post tracking number into the USPS site after it arrived in the US, and continue to follow the package in the US.

It left Jamaica (Queens)...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-30-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By chris00nj
Photos in near darkness

The big amazing thing about this camera is its ability to shoot photos of reasonable quality in near darkness, due to the high ISO capacity, as well as the fast prime lens.

This photo was taken at...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Lol. I'm still learning all the feature too. ...

Lol. I'm still learning all the feature too. Pressing a wheel certainly is not intuitive.

Have you tried the double exposure setting?





I got mine from the seller, bondscamera, on ebay who...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By chris00nj
Yeah, I love this...

Yeah, I love this camera

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7084/7028364023_e5e31f212c_c.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-30-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 8,417
Posted By chris00nj
What about the Focal Length setting in the...

What about the Focal Length setting in the shooting menu?


On the plus side, this camera can do double exposures. I'm not well versed in digital cameras, but this is the first one I've seen that can...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Yes it does.

Yes it does.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Yeah, I just used the EVF to focus, but it was...

Yeah, I just used the EVF to focus, but it was only in the "normal" focusing range. I found it reasonably easy. If you press the wheel, it'll magnify the EVF, so you can focus in on a point. I think...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By chris00nj
After checking, it is set at 0, so maybe not.

After checking, it is set at 0, so maybe not.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By chris00nj
Do you need noise reduction? This is at ISO...

Do you need noise reduction?

This is at ISO 3200, without any noise reduction:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/6882264340_480ff77913_c.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
It fits nice and tight. Focus is similar to a...

It fits nice and tight. Focus is similar to a manual SLR. It'll take a little getting used to do it quickly, but so did traditional rangefinder focusing. Here it is with the Summicron 50/2 DR (yeah I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
It is really nice so far. I am just starting to...

It is really nice so far. I am just starting to get a feel for it, but really cool. ISO 6400 performance is crazy good (with no noise reduction either).

I might not get much work done the rest of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Guess what I just got?!!!! Oh Canada! our home...

Guess what I just got?!!!!

Oh Canada! our home and native land! True patriot-love in all thy sons command.....
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Huh? You've been the one quoting "end of the...

Huh? You've been the one quoting "end of the month". March 31 is going to come and go without any cameras.

Two days ago:




So far so good on my order from Henry's. I ordered Monday...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-29-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
That's encouraging, because B&H just pushed their...

That's encouraging, because B&H just pushed their expected availability date to April 4th
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-28-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
B&H has the March 28th date, but no other major...

B&H has the March 28th date, but no other major retailer has posted date and just say they have no idea.

I think for each person the ability to wait is different. I image some other posters are...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Mee too. I've been checking the tracking page...

Mee too. I've been checking the tracking page several times. I would have paid for faster delivery but there was no other option. I see that it is supposed to be 2 days from the processing facility...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
The Canadian model will be very polite and...

The Canadian model will be very polite and friendly.

Servicing a warranty through Canada is much easier than Hong Kong although both are "international."

It stinks that Fuji has done such a poor...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Not sure. They only offered Xpresspost shipping....

Not sure. They only offered Xpresspost shipping. Their website says "Guaranteed delivery times of 2 and 3 days between major centres in Canada and the U.S.A."

I may get it at the same time as I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Just skipped the waiting game and ordered my from...

Just skipped the waiting game and ordered my from Henry's Canada, which has them in stock. Same price. Just needed to pay via paypal through a confirmed address.

Time to go cancel my Adorama...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Okay, so it's March 26. Are we really two days...

Okay, so it's March 26. Are we really two days away? I'd love to get it before this weekend, but I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-23-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Anyone who preordered from Adorama or B&H better...

Anyone who preordered from Adorama or B&H better hope that the Fuji arrives soon because both are closed for passover April 6th - 15th.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-23-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
There is that, but then there is also the risk of...

There is that, but then there is also the risk of annoying your largest market by delaying so long. If Zimbabwe gets the X-Pro1 before the US, look for a riot.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-21-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
I'm starting to get a bit more pessamistic. I...

I'm starting to get a bit more pessamistic. I think a ship laden with Fuji gear left Japan in mid-late Feb headed West, but Europe is the end of the line for that ship.

Gear being produced in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Jeez, a few more weeks. :mad: I don't see why...

Jeez, a few more weeks. :mad:

I don't see why Fuji doesn't go to its largest market. They have cameras sitting on the shelves in Japan and Norway, with sales to be made in the US? Even two months of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-20-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Just talked to Adorama customer service and they...

Just talked to Adorama customer service and they said that Fuji still isn't even giving them an estimated delivery time.

I find it hard to imagine that they will make even make the B&H's March...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-18-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,545
Posted By chris00nj
So rangefinder only means optical rangefinder,...

So rangefinder only means optical rangefinder, because there are laser and infared rangefinders.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-16-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Good to hear. Still haven't heard any one getting...

Good to hear. Still haven't heard any one getting shipments in the US. I did order my M adapter, which will take a long long time to get here.

I'm glad the NCAA basketball tournament is underway to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,238
Posted By chris00nj
B&W only? This rumor is laughable. Hard to see...

B&W only? This rumor is laughable.

Hard to see many people spend $7K to have such limited optionality. The market for this camera has to be 100 people, tops.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By chris00nj
If a 35mm focal length was my preferred choice,...

If a 35mm focal length was my preferred choice, I'd go for the X100 as well, but alas I prefer a 50
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By chris00nj
I wouldn't try to fix it myself. I'd send it to...

I wouldn't try to fix it myself. I'd send it to DAG who would probably charge $50-$75 or so.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-08-2012
Replies: 610
Views: 112,126
Posted By chris00nj
I had a Kodak 110 camera back in the early 80s. I...

I had a Kodak 110 camera back in the early 80s. I remember having to use flash cubes
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Agreed. About twice a day, I check Adorama and...

Agreed.

About twice a day, I check Adorama and B&H to see if they post/change expected delivery.

I have my preorder at Adorama (they put it up before B&H). I wonder if they'll ever given an...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Yes, heft= doesn't mean it is impervious to...

Yes, heft= doesn't mean it is impervious to damage. My Leica M3 fell out of a camera bag from about 3 feet onto my living room floor. The rangefinder/viewfinder window shattered.



Re firearms,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
It's interesting to see people's different...

It's interesting to see people's different reactions to the same variable. If it was built like a tank, some would say it is too heavy. Since it is lighter, some complain that it it's not made of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-02-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Is there any risk to buying direct from Japan,...

Is there any risk to buying direct from Japan, such as losing your warranty? Would it be considered gray market?
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-02-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
If I were you, I think I'd order them from Japan...

If I were you, I think I'd order them from Japan now. I would be aghast if the camera came in on March 24th!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,910
Posted By chris00nj
You also have to remember that Kodak's ability to...

You also have to remember that Kodak's ability to make decisions is going to be limited in Chapter 11.

I'm not sure if it has happened yet, but a bankruptcy management company will swoop in and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-29-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By chris00nj
Henry Ford, who hated Jews, ran for the Senate as...

Henry Ford, who hated Jews, ran for the Senate as a Democrat in Michigan. Hard to think he was "right wing" if he was a Democrat.

Prescott Bush owning shares in a company that did business in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-27-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,496
Posted By chris00nj
I think what intrigues a lot of people is that it...

I think what intrigues a lot of people is that it was recent and it was from Germany. Germany was a western civilization where people wore similar clothes, enjoyed similar music, architecture was...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-27-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
For me, the X-Pro 1 sits alone, because I don't...

For me, the X-Pro 1 sits alone, because I don't have a digital camera yet :eek: I got the Mrs. a Leica D-Lux 4 a few years ago, but that is it.

I might go for broke with the M9 if it was a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-25-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Look like you are right, their expected...

Look like you are right, their expected availability has been pushed back to March 28
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-22-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 8,551
Posted By chris00nj
I played with the Nex-5 but found it...

I played with the Nex-5 but found it ergonomically odd. Not to mention, aside from legacy lenses, the 24/1.8 is the only decent lens for it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-22-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
B&H just updated their "Expected Availability...

B&H just updated their "Expected Availability (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839135-REG/Fujifilm_162255391_X_Pro_1_Digital_Camera.html)" to March 7!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By chris00nj
Try to charge more? Sure. A dealer alone...

Try to charge more? Sure.

A dealer alone cannot inflate the price. Inflation of prices would require a buyer willing to pay that amount. Sellers like "Kevin Cameras" must sit with tons of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-21-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Well we are limited to 12 responses so you can to...

Well we are limited to 12 responses so you can to do some categorizing.
Your intent would correctly fall under #2, you are waiting to hold one physically and you are very interested.

Yes, you...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-20-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,366
Posted By chris00nj
Fuji X Pro-1, Who's Buying?

I am curious to see how interested people are and how it compares to interest in the OMD (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115844).

For me, I've pre-ordered and impatient.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By chris00nj
He certainly photographed a lot of Americana. He...

He certainly photographed a lot of Americana. He donated 14,500 slides to the University of Indiana, which can be accessed here. (http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/index.jsp)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By chris00nj
"My best two? How about my worst two? Hammacher!...

"My best two? How about my worst two? Hammacher! Schlemmer!"

Bonus points if you know the movie
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-18-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,017
Posted By chris00nj
By sales it isn't a bust, but its target is not...

By sales it isn't a bust, but its target is not gearheads. I think it is for typical consumers looking for a better camera. The sensor is 1/4 the size of a micro 4/3. It competes with the Leica D...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,948
Posted By chris00nj
Inflation of prices takes a seller and a buyer....

Inflation of prices takes a seller and a buyer. Buyers are forced to pay it and if they don't like it, they don't have to buy. If the seller is keen on selling sell stuff, he'll drop the price

Ebay...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By chris00nj
Great tiny shoe mounted meter. It is accurate as...

Great tiny shoe mounted meter. It is accurate as long as you are pointing at a "middle gray", as is the case with all reflective meters.

I also have a Gossen Digisix. Its build quality isn't as...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-15-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
Well, the lens is a f/1.4, so I don't expect it...

Well, the lens is a f/1.4, so I don't expect it to be small.

Regarding the build quality: Before I got my Bessa R3a, a lot of people here derided the build quality. However, I've thought it to be...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-15-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 31,954
Posted By chris00nj
My sentiments exactly. After CES, they had...

My sentiments exactly.

After CES, they had said it would ship in Japan on February 18th, so I was hoping that we would see them in the US by the end of February.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 8,385
Posted By chris00nj
I'm planning on getting an X-Pro 1, but if I...

I'm planning on getting an X-Pro 1, but if I already had a M9 (or even M8), I would just keep it. I really wouldn't live in fear that it will break.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By chris00nj
They plan to come out with a 35mm equivalent, a...

They plan to come out with a 35mm equivalent, a 23/2.

I feel everything is a 35mm equivalent these days so I was happy to get the 50mm equivalent:

Leica X1 - Fixed 35mm equivalent
Fuji X100 -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,259
Posted By chris00nj
Astia is still available...

Astia is still available (http://www.adorama.com/FJRAPF120.html).
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,686
Posted By chris00nj
For longer focal lengths, I'll just use my...

For longer focal lengths, I'll just use my Leica/Voigtlander glass. My 50/1.5 Nokton will make a great portrait lens
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By chris00nj
Even on Jan 31st, the day it was announced, it...

Even on Jan 31st, the day it was announced, it flipped a couple times between available for preorder and the screen you see today on Amazon. I ended up ordering from Adorama that day, instead. Still...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,686
Posted By chris00nj
My initial hesitation toward crop sensor systems...

My initial hesitation toward crop sensor systems is the loss of potential for thin DOF at "normal" focal lengths.

One great thing about the Fuji is that the wider apertures of their lenses...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-13-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,686
Posted By chris00nj
I voted for the Fuji The Fuji has great high...

I voted for the Fuji

The Fuji has great high ISO performance. It's own crop-lens lineup partially offsets the crop factor for wider angles. Their 18mm f/2 is equivalent to 27mm. The M8, you would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By chris00nj
33 billion yen? That's nothing. The US gov't...

33 billion yen? That's nothing.

The US gov't is losing the equivalent of 270 billion yen per day!
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,295
Posted By chris00nj
The M8 has lousy ISO performance above 800, has a...

The M8 has lousy ISO performance above 800, has a very noisy shutter, has a annoying need for IR filters, and still costs $500 more than the Fuji.

The M8 has a real rangefinder, but the decision...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,295
Posted By chris00nj
It's just the calm before the storm. Once they...

It's just the calm before the storm.

Once they finally release a ship date in the States, the momentum will start to build
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 38,245
Posted By chris00nj
Neopan...

Neopan 1600:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3159/5790104555_5c512ddf05.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3037/5769794732_76fa6545bb.jpg

400VC (with polarizer, hence the slight...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By chris00nj
Maybe. I've never had a videocamera where you can...

Maybe. I've never had a videocamera where you can really have a shallow DOF. It's going to be cool
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,852
Posted By chris00nj
The Great Life Photographers

The Great Life Photographers
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-10-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,589
Posted By chris00nj
I've had that experience as well. Same with...

I've had that experience as well. Same with polarizer even when properly using it
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,226
Posted By chris00nj
You can get an external viewfinder, but i was a...

You can get an external viewfinder, but i was a 35mm shooter, i'd opt for a M2 or M4
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,809
Posted By chris00nj
In the middle of the focus knob, there is a...

In the middle of the focus knob, there is a little bar which you can turn

This effects the EV setting if you keep the shutter / aperture linked to it. I find it annoying (especially since max ASA...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,598
Posted By chris00nj
I have this lens. It is tiny, perhaps almost too...

I have this lens. It is tiny, perhaps almost too tiny. I usually go for the Canon 35/2 so I don't use it terribly often. Here are some my shots on flickr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By chris00nj
I have gotten the Wein Cell version, and it...

I have gotten the Wein Cell version, and it worked okay (in other cameras). You have to take the protector slip off and then wait 30 minutes before installing. However, it will constantly drain, so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,016
Posted By chris00nj
Collectible Cameras has a good selection at...

Collectible Cameras has a good selection at reasonable prices (http://www.collectiblecameras.com/home.php?cat=410).
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,327
Posted By chris00nj
Agreed. You could never go up market with Kodak...

Agreed. You could never go up market with Kodak digital cameras either. Nikon has a wide range from low-end compacts to the D4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,327
Posted By chris00nj
Their digital cameras were horrible

Their digital cameras were horrible
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,016
Posted By chris00nj
Looks real, and real overpriced

Looks real, and real overpriced
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7,739
Posted By chris00nj
The 50/2 Summicron DR. Great lens for B&W

The 50/2 Summicron DR. Great lens for B&W
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,152
Posted By chris00nj
Agreed. I think good images at 3200 are more than...

Agreed. I think good images at 3200 are more than anyone needs. ISO 3200, 1/30, f/1.4 will render proper exposure at light value of 1, which is very very dark.

You can boost the D4 to ISO 204800....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 11,152
Posted By chris00nj
Lol! I'm not up to date on the specs, but what...

Lol!

I'm not up to date on the specs, but what was the difference between the D700 and D3 to justify the huge price difference?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By chris00nj
Sometimes when we fuss over this lens or that...

Sometimes when we fuss over this lens or that lens, we have to remember that 50 years ago even enthusiast photographers had one camera and three 3 lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By chris00nj
Ditto the above two statements. I'd also add the...

Ditto the above two statements. I'd also add the Olympus Stylus Epic (aka mju-II). It's a modern auto-everything, but it has a nice 35/2.8 lens. It is sooo tiny it is impossible not to bring.

...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,870
Posted By chris00nj
[quote=Tim Gray;1805389] One lens that has gotten...

[quote=Tim Gray;1805389]
One lens that has gotten super crazy is the 90 APO. I saw them selling used for $1500-1800 about 2-3 years ago. Now I bet you could sell it for $4k. /quote]

Another lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 3,870
Posted By chris00nj
I think the weak dollar has a lot to do with it....

I think the weak dollar has a lot to do with it. Recently a guy was trying to sell a X100 for 900 euro ($1300 equivalent), yet, you can buy them new in the US for $995 (Precision Camera).

The US...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By chris00nj
Geez, when you said tribute, I thought you meant...

Geez, when you said tribute, I thought you meant the guy died. :confused:
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-05-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,811
Posted By chris00nj
OMD looks pretty cool. They did what Pentax...

OMD looks pretty cool. They did what Pentax should have done.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-02-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,617
Posted By chris00nj
X-Pro 1 will be available at the end of February....

X-Pro 1 will be available at the end of February. Link (http://www.twice.com/article/480045-Fujifilm_Releases_X_Pro1_Pricing.php)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,301
Posted By chris00nj
I'm goinig for the 35/1.4, because 90% of my...

I'm goinig for the 35/1.4, because 90% of my photos when I'm not traveling are with a 50mm on my Leica.

I plan on adding the 18/2 in the near future and eventually use my M lenses for long focal...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,131
Posted By chris00nj
I'm sure the quality of the images will be rather...

I'm sure the quality of the images will be rather competitive with other mirror-less offerings or the K-5.

When deciding on a camera, other variables like size and ergonomics come into play.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,131
Posted By chris00nj
Pentax K-01, Ugliest Camera Ever

I saw this camera, and just threw up in my mouth a little.

I think the problem is the mirrorless design along with keeping the SLR mount lens, so the backfocus distance has to be the same. As a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-31-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,617
Posted By chris00nj
Oops, Too late! :p

Oops, Too late! :p
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By chris00nj
Yes, well part of the point of the post is that...

Yes, well part of the point of the post is that they had firm US prices as well, which is still absent from Precision Cameras.

If you live outside Texas, order from Precision Camera and don't pay...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 8,999
Posted By chris00nj
A few 8x10, but one 24"x36" that I shot in...

A few 8x10, but one 24"x36" that I shot in Copenhagen with my Zeiss Ikonta folder.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By chris00nj
Prices out for Fuji X-Pro 1 in US

Per at Adorama (http://www.adorama.com/IFJXP1.html?term=fuji%20x-pro%201) and Amazon:

Body is $1,700
18mm f/2 is $600
35mm f/1.4 is $600
60mm f/2.4 is $650

Of course, also available for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-31-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 29,403
Posted By chris00nj
An older thread, but as someone who is...

An older thread, but as someone who is potentially moving to digital for the first time with the X-pro 1, I thought this thread would be a useful read as I thought "oh jeez, does going digital mean I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-31-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,617
Posted By chris00nj
These are amazing. Of course, it is completely...

These are amazing. Of course, it is completely not fair that he gets to play with one and I have to wait!... probably for at least a month.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By chris00nj
I dont think there will any problems,but Doug...

I dont think there will any problems,but Doug listed some advantages of the Fuji.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-27-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,617
Posted By chris00nj
I was having a similar mental debate between...

I was having a similar mental debate between going M9 or X-Pro 1 as well.


I think the two downsides of M9 are that peformance at ISO 1600 starts to look noisy, unlike examples of the X-Pro 1....
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-26-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,703
Posted By chris00nj
Fuji X-Pro 1 available Feb 18 in Japan

Fujifilm X-Pro1 available in Japan on February 18th (http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/26/2735897/fujifilm-x-pro1-available-japan-february-18)

I wonder when that means it will be available in the US....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,892
Posted By chris00nj
You win! I don't think that was muck. :eek: ...

You win!

I don't think that was muck. :eek:

I think we all estimate how discreet (or sauve or strong) we could be after we've been drinking.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,892
Posted By chris00nj
Embarassing (my fault) - After learning about the...

Embarassing (my fault) - After learning about the benefits of bounce flash (and seeing good results at home), I took my camera to a cousin's wedding, where the ceilings in the reception hall were 20...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,652
Posted By chris00nj
Fuji X Pro 1?

Fuji X Pro 1?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,307
Posted By chris00nj
You could have given him wholesale price for it,...

You could have given him wholesale price for it, basically the price keh or a dealer would buy it at. The buy price from keh varies greatly by the version ($350-$1150) for an EX condition.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-25-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,868
Posted By chris00nj
No I don't think it will be much different, but...

No I don't think it will be much different, but have never gotten the chance to put a legacy lens on the Nex or even seen the Ricoh, so I didn't know what their systems were either.

I think the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-25-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,535
Posted By chris00nj
My main issue with the X100 is the 23mm lens. To...

My main issue with the X100 is the 23mm lens. To get a small DOF, you have to be very close and at f/2. The X-Pro 1 will have a 35/1.4, which can drastically narrow the DOF.

I guess it depends on...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-25-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,934
Posted By chris00nj
Interesting and funny read, and is helpful in my...

Interesting and funny read, and is helpful in my current decision process. With the addition of kiddo #2, I find that it is extremely difficult to keep a film-only photography.

The candidate...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-25-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,868
Posted By chris00nj
Okay, I found an good article ...

Okay, I found an good article (http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/2011/06/sony-nex-focus-peaking-closer-look.html)which describes "focus peaking" (on the Sony Nex) well.

Even so, the EVF alone may...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-25-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,535
Posted By chris00nj
After reading some of the comments and thinking...

After reading some of the comments and thinking about it, I think the X100 is going to take the biggest hit. Why buy a X100 with a fixed lens for $1200 (or $950 used), when a X-pro 1 may just be a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,170
Posted By chris00nj
Family: An Ansco Memo from my grandfather from at...

Family: An Ansco Memo from my grandfather from at least the 1930s. Also have (and frequently use) the M3 my family got new in the early-mid 1960s.
Me: I still have two Pentax lenses I got in 1995...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-23-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,035
Posted By chris00nj
RFF beats ebay in almost every instance Cost of...

RFF beats ebay in almost every instance

Cost of Fixed Price Ad (assuming the item sells)
$0-$28 Ebay is cheaper
$29-$100 RFF is cheaper
$100-$120 Ebay is cheaper
$120 and up RFF is cheaper.
...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-20-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By chris00nj
Bessa R at $500 is way to much. I bought mine for...

Bessa R at $500 is way to much. I bought mine for $195 and sold it for $185 a couple years later.

I think it's gone up a bit actually recently, because of the devaluing of the dollar versus the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,768
Posted By chris00nj
I was wondering a similar thing with respect to...

I was wondering a similar thing with respect to the expected Olympus OM-D. It's mirrorless but uses an OM mount.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,598
Posted By chris00nj
I suspect bankruptcy was necessary to get out...

I suspect bankruptcy was necessary to get out from all the pension obligations. It's hard to downsize a company to a botique like Ilford, if you are still paying millions for costs of thousands of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,598
Posted By chris00nj
A quick look at the annual reports show that the...

A quick look at the annual reports show that the film division has been the only profitible business for years, and their digital groups have never made a profit.

It's a been a cliche in the news...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-19-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,535
Posted By chris00nj
Well, I am fully film right now, but with 2 kids...

Well, I am fully film right now, but with 2 kids now, processing has become more difficult with limited time so I'm feeling some internal pressure to go digital.

The R-d1 seems rather nice (minus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,619
Posted By chris00nj
No way, no how. What would the F7 do that the F6...

No way, no how. What would the F7 do that the F6 doesn't?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By chris00nj
The top photo is really cute....hopefully it was...

The top photo is really cute....hopefully it was taken with a film camera, but looks digital
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By chris00nj
Cool. I wanted to see the used case, but couldn't...

Cool. I wanted to see the used case, but couldn't get there.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 29,434
Posted By chris00nj
Ektar...

Ektar 100:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5262/5671431796_d734090f46_z.jpg

Portra 400:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6566536865_952c2cb32d_z.jpg

Kodachrome 64...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,427
Posted By chris00nj
Many companies continue to operate in Chapter 11...

Many companies continue to operate in Chapter 11 like not much as happened. I expect to see TriX sold for a long time.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-19-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 12,306
Posted By chris00nj
Holga is just marketing. Saying its a so-so lens...

Holga is just marketing. Saying its a so-so lens is being kind. Its a single element plastic lens. It has one shutter speed and a fixed aperture. Any old folder will run rings around it.

The Holga...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-17-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 40,084
Posted By chris00nj
Steve gandy sells them. There is a link above...

Steve gandy sells them. There is a link above that still works.

I think there is a decent market for a more portable MF wide, but $3K is steep
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 7,806
Posted By chris00nj
I like FF because of narrower depth of field. ...

I like FF because of narrower depth of field. While wider lenses on a crop sensor will have the same FOV, the depth of field will be great. Nothing worse than a portrait where the background is in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,574
Posted By chris00nj
I've been wondering why a R-d2 had never got...

I've been wondering why a R-d2 had never got released. With 5 year old Rd1 cameras still selling for over $1000, there would be a market. Of course crop factor would have to be less. I'm not sure if...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,868
Posted By chris00nj
So other than the Rd1 and leicas everything is...

So other than the Rd1 and leicas everything is just zone or something slow. Its not that i love manually focusing, i just like the lenses i own. It looks like the Fuji wont be the Rd2, that i was...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,868
Posted By chris00nj
I don't think the Fuji has a split beam...

I don't think the Fuji has a split beam rangefinder or a cam follower to determine how the lens is focused. So when you turn the lens how do you know if you are focusing at the correct distance?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By chris00nj
The VC II is the best option if you want clip on....

The VC II is the best option if you want clip on. I prefer the Digisix though, because I like the incident metering option.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,868
Posted By chris00nj
Fuji X1 M adapter - focus?

Leica rumors is reporting that there would be an M mount adapter for this camera. Anyone have any idea how you would focus an M-mount lens on a camera like this?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 26,204
Posted By chris00nj
I knew Yul liked and used Leicas, but I had never...

I knew Yul liked and used Leicas, but I had never seen his work. Thanks for posting
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By chris00nj
My M3 was purchased new in Germany in the 60s by...

My M3 was purchased new in Germany in the 60s by my Mom for my grandfather after his IIIf (?) got stolen. I still have the tag from the shop it was purchased in.

Someday I want my daughter to by...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By chris00nj
Chess, but its more of a hobby than a vice.

Chess, but its more of a hobby than a vice.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,352
Posted By chris00nj
Interesting. I never knew these existed. I have...

Interesting. I never knew these existed. I have a automat which can be difficult to focus in low light.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 17,397
Posted By chris00nj
You should expect amazing photos. Mine is a post...

You should expect amazing photos. Mine is a post war (with coated Tessar), and I love it:

Fuji 400H
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6610439071_7d10245a1a.jpg
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,148
Posted By chris00nj
I vote for 24 & 50. I recently took that combo to...

I vote for 24 & 50. I recently took that combo to Europe. I never felt, "I wish I had a 90" or "I wish I had a wider lens than 25mm".

On a previous trip I took a 21 and 50. There was too big of a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,086
Posted By chris00nj
I got mine via ebay for $75. It is older but has...

I got mine via ebay for $75. It is older but has a Zeiss Tessar lens (uncoated)
Forum: RFF Polls 01-05-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 13,261
Posted By chris00nj
What about a Rolleiflex for $200 and spare cash?...

What about a Rolleiflex for $200 and spare cash? Why do we need to compare the M9 to the overpriced Holga?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 15,629
Posted By chris00nj
The frustration you feel is why companies...

The frustration you feel is why companies outsource. While we all love goods to be produced in our home countries and love unions, we all complain when something costs more as a result and often go...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 15,629
Posted By chris00nj
What I find interesting from a business...

What I find interesting from a business prospective is Kodak was fully aware of the coming digital revolution since 1980, but still couldn't adapt to survive.

Often companies are caught off guard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 15,629
Posted By chris00nj
It means the debtholders take over the company....

It means the debtholders take over the company. Stockholders own the company unless management cannot pay the interest on the debt it owes. Then debtholders assume control of the company and its...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 10,022
Posted By chris00nj
I buy others photographs when I like the photo,...

I buy others photographs when I like the photo, but know I cannot produce something similar for whatever reason:

I bought a photo of a panaroma of Stockholm. I don't own a panaoramic camera, nor...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,864
Posted By chris00nj
Tessar on Rolleiflex at f/4...

Tessar on Rolleiflex at f/4
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6313851186_30c36e86f1.jpg

Heliar 50/2 (new Voigtlander...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,468
Posted By chris00nj
Boo. I wonder what will be around in 5 years.

Boo. I wonder what will be around in 5 years.
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 9,662
Posted By chris00nj
Short answer: Japanese cameras were significantly...

Short answer: Japanese cameras were significantly cheaper for only a minor drop in quality.

Long answer: The elephants in the room are unions, taxes, and uneconomic employment laws. Yes, yes, no...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 49,449
Posted By chris00nj
Leica...

Leica IIIa:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/6304755184_f794e2f5c0.jpg
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,171
Posted By chris00nj
Endurance ...

Endurance (http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319207318&sr=1-1)was a great book about Shakleton

This thread gave me...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By chris00nj
As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest...

As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part. He must have been a Leica user with his gear in the shop.
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,171
Posted By chris00nj
Shakleton's photographer on his aborted journey...

Shakleton's photographer on his aborted journey took some awesome photos as well.


At McMurdo Station, all of Scott's stuff remains...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,055
Posted By chris00nj
The functionality of the meter is a key component...

The functionality of the meter is a key component to value. Expect to get only about 50% if the meter isn't working.

I agree with Jones's price assessment. In dollars:
$150 - $200 for the German...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-05-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,834
Posted By chris00nj
I would go for the 25/4. I have one and I like...

I would go for the 25/4. I have one and I like it. I actually owned the 21/4 beforehand, but I found the gap between 21 and 35 to be too big.

The 25 is a great walkaround lens. Its wide enough to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2011
Replies: 204
Views: 17,147
Posted By chris00nj
Contributing to the demise of film may be the...

Contributing to the demise of film may be the fact that developing may get harder. My go-to place for C-41 processing is ending their developing.

The mail is always an option, but I'm hesitant...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,705
Posted By chris00nj
Along with the aforementioned Rollefilex, Speed...

Along with the aforementioned Rollefilex, Speed Graphic, and Leica M, the Fuji Quicksnap was first popular disposable camera.

Ditch the Sony Alpha: no different than any other DSLR.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-31-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By chris00nj
How long can photographic film hold on?

AP article on film. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_film_s_fade_out) One thing it had which I found interesting were aggregate sales numbers. How far had sales numbers fallen?

"[The year 2000]...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,983
Posted By chris00nj
Still looks like an M9. Where's the rewind lever?

Still looks like an M9. Where's the rewind lever?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,983
Posted By chris00nj
Seal sports a Leica M9

Seal, ie., Mr. Heidi Klum, sports a Leica M9 , and here he is Carrying it proudly through the airport. ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-26-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By chris00nj
Report from London & Copenhagen.

Via frequent visits to RFF, one can get the illusion that a modest minority of people still use film (like 5%). Not so. I image it is more like 0.1%

After spending 12 days in Copenhagen and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-06-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 10,230
Posted By chris00nj
Camera Oldies...

Camera Oldies (http://www.etsy.com/shop/cameraoldies?page=3) has good refurbished folders. I got bellows from him for my Ansco.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,746
Posted By chris00nj
New Photography TV Show

From the Edge with Peter Lik:
http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/peter-lik

Don't know much about it, but the preview showed him using a Linhoff Technorama, so that is a big initial plus (unless, like...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,457
Posted By chris00nj
I have the Ikonta 524/2...

I have the Ikonta 524/2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris00nj/5199992309/in/set-72157624236434797/). Great camera.

The nice thing about a integrated rangefinder is that the scale of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By chris00nj
The R3a is awesome! I have both the R and the...

The R3a is awesome! I have both the R and the R3a. The built construct is better and AE is convenient. The bigger magnification improves focusing accuracy.

The only downside is that the shutter...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-21-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 7,491
Posted By chris00nj
What would be the market? What would they sell...

What would be the market? What would they sell and to whom?

The DSLR market is already really crowded: Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Pentax
The high end for product/fashion is really crowded:...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2011
Replies: 152
Views: 56,535
Posted By chris00nj
The "perfect" bag is only perfect for a...

The "perfect" bag is only perfect for a particular occasion. Generally, I like the smallest bag possible to carry everything I want.

I'm up to three now. I had two sizes in Tamrac Express bags, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 13,044
Posted By chris00nj
Learn quick exposures. While everyone knows sunny...

Learn quick exposures. While everyone knows sunny 16, if the sun ducks behind a cloud, open up two stops. If you are in heavy shade, it's 4 stops off sunny 16, etc. For C-41, error on the side of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By chris00nj
I'd bring the M8 and the Super Ikonta. The Super...

I'd bring the M8 and the Super Ikonta. The Super Ikonta allows you to take some photos that you could really enlarge.

As for lenses, along with the 15, I'd bring the 28 or 35 and the 90. The 28/35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By chris00nj
I just agitate it by twisting my wrist, then give...

I just agitate it by twisting my wrist, then give it a good slam.

Since the goal is to put fresh develop in contact with the negative (and avoid air bubbles), I really don't think it matters.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2011
Replies: 20
Poll: what 50?
Views: 3,495
Posted By chris00nj
The Summicron is awesome for B&W, but color seems...

The Summicron is awesome for B&W, but color seems off.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 6,003
Posted By chris00nj
There is a great Bessa R3M in the classifieds...

There is a great Bessa R3M in the classifieds right now for 295, which includes shipping. That leaves a lot of room for a lens. :)

The Bessa R3M is a solid camera, easy to focus at wide apertures...
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