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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,349
Posted By rpavich
I've opted in! It looks like it's something that...

I've opted in!

It looks like it's something that I'd really use. I'm not looking for lab-scan results, just social media stuff that I won't be embarrassed by due to low quality.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2017
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By rpavich
Back from D.C. Starting to process rolls of...

Back from D.C.
Starting to process rolls of 5222.

I shot the roll at 320 and developed it in D96 for 7m.

Ill take a close look at the negatives to decide but if scanning is any indicator, then this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By rpavich
I have been surfing this thread for a week now...

I have been surfing this thread for a week now getting through it. I'm up to page 37 but I decided to see if anyone was posting anything current.

I bought a 400' roll from Kodak and am loving this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,041
Posted By rpavich
I'm going to try this! I hate trying to keep...

I'm going to try this!

I hate trying to keep the temp up to 102f.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,823
Posted By rpavich
Roger, when you say "aim for at least 3...

Roger, when you say "aim for at least 3 inversions" do you mean:

1) a slow continuous turn that takes 3 seconds to perform

Or

2) a fast flip over followed by a pause before the next flip over in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for the confirmation. Unfortunately it's...

Thanks for the confirmation.

Unfortunately it's also pretty mis-adjusted vertically so at some point in the near future I have to try my hand at rangefinder adjustment.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By rpavich
Adjust diopter on Zorki 4 before every shot?

This is my first Zorki 4 and I noticed that when I adjust the diopter it's only good for things at a certain distance. If I point the camera at something 10 feet away, I have to adjust the diopter,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,898
Posted By rpavich
Well...full on film noob here. My first film...

Well...full on film noob here.

My first film camera (M6) and my first roll of film, my first time developing, my first time scanning.

Things will get better...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By rpavich
A www...a sad day indeed. Enjoy your 240...

A www...a sad day indeed.
Enjoy your 240 though.

I plan to buy a 240 next year but keep the R-D1x because I can't deal with being without a camera if the 240 has to go to the black-hole of Leica...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for the info, I bought a set from...

Thanks for the info, I bought a set from cameraleather.com
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By rpavich
Any sources for after market coverings for the R-D1 family of cameras?

My rubbery grip is a bit loose on the upper right front of the camera already and it seems like this is a common condition.

Are there any aftermarket covering places that have kits for R-D1s and...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-07-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,726
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for posting these suggestions, Time Zero...

Thanks for posting these suggestions, Time Zero was very very interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By rpavich
My flickr images look fine. Sharp and all. And...

My flickr images look fine. Sharp and all.

And you get 1TB of space free.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,595
Posted By rpavich
Not for me thank you...the risk isn't worth it to...

Not for me thank you...the risk isn't worth it to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By rpavich
I've shot the nokton at 1.5 to f/4 and didn't see...

I've shot the nokton at 1.5 to f/4 and didn't see anything noticeable for shift, all of the focusing was well within my bad-eyes error envelope.

In fact, every lens I own (If i'm very careful)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By rpavich
Bummer: I focus better with glasses than without.

This is a bummer.
I bought an R-D1x (which I love) and took a while getting to the right diopter for my vision (I'm nearsighted with a bit of old-man vision and astigmatism to boot) but I did, and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-02-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By rpavich
Ok..experiment over. The print quality from...

Ok..experiment over. The print quality from blowing up R-D1x files and Nations Photo Lab was very very good.

Blow up 3 is worth the $100.00 (to me) and I'm going to keep giving Nations my business;...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By rpavich
Man..I wish the RFF instant email notification...

Man..I wish the RFF instant email notification thing worked. It's just luck that I came back and saw replies.

It was two things; about 1/4" or a bit more back focus.

And also it was about 9 o'clock...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2015
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,322
Posted By rpavich
I just love the colors that my R-D1x produces....

I just love the colors that my R-D1x produces. (even if the subject is mundane like Pancho-the-wonder-Pug bringing in a pear from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for all of the advice. I decided to just...

Thanks for all of the advice. I decided to just offload the Jupiter-8 lens and buy something less problematic. I guess it can be made to work with enough fiddling around but I'm not in the mood for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for that. I also found that in a search.

Thanks for that. I also found that in a search.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2015
Replies: 233
Views: 60,856
Posted By rpavich
Well...minus a WhiBal, a few extra batteries, an...

Well...minus a WhiBal, a few extra batteries, an ND filter and some gaffer's tape, this is it.

Epson R-D1x
Elmar-C 90/4
Elmarit 28/2.8 ASPH
CV 35/1.4 Classic

With an Eye Fi Mobi Pro in the camera.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
But I did want to know about ISO in general...and...

But I did want to know about ISO in general...and so I asked. I was sure to explain what I needed to know about specifically and why.

I guess the other folks on the thread were smart enough to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-31-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
I asked about what I wanted to know, and got good...

I asked about what I wanted to know, and got good answers that helped me make a decision.

If you don't like that...well...who cares?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By rpavich
Well I'll be darned. That explains it. Thanks...

Well I'll be darned.

That explains it.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By rpavich
I don't know about the problem..I'm just happy...

I don't know about the problem..I'm just happy that there's actually a post in the R-D1 section of the forum! :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By rpavich
Question about LTM to M adapters and Jupiter lenses

Ok, so I have a jupiter-8 lens and bought a cheap fotodiox adapter.

I noticed a few things. It was back focusing about 1/2" and the markings weren't lining up at all with where they should be when...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-30-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
Thanks everyone, for the replies, that really...

Thanks everyone, for the replies, that really helped me a lot.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-29-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
Love them! The sail boat/volcano especially.

Love them!

The sail boat/volcano especially.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
Thanks...appreciate it.

Thanks...appreciate it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
Thanks, I understand pushing a stop or two, I get...

Thanks, I understand pushing a stop or two, I get what you're saying, I do that now on the R-D1x because 800 pushed looks a lot better than 1600 to my eye.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By rpavich
Just a simple question about M8.2 ISO capabilities

I've been pouring through the archives concerning the ISO of the M8 (.2 also) and there is so much info, and conflicting info, that I'd like to just ask a simple question:

If my expectation was to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,314
Posted By rpavich
I had an M9 for a short time and didn't like it...

I had an M9 for a short time and didn't like it at all..I hated the way it handled....but DANG! I loved the files and these show why.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By rpavich
Do you print post cards for your loved ones?

For those of you who don't print post cards for your loved ones, I'd highly recommend it. It's a fun way to keep in touch and not expensive at all.

I use a Canon Selphy 910 Dye Sub printer ($85.00)...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rpavich
Interesting. Can you be more specific?

Interesting. Can you be more specific?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rpavich
AFAIK it's also with the R-D1 and R-D1s. I got...

AFAIK it's also with the R-D1 and R-D1s. I got the info from CameraQuest. Did you check it against an incident meter?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
I know..it's like when I played guitar. Gibson...

I know..it's like when I played guitar.

Gibson is the top-o-the-heap in the Guitar world (electric guitar)

I always salivated for one, and have bought literally HUNDREDS of others that were worse,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
Wow...she's a keeper!

Wow...she's a keeper!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
Nooo....not here. I might lament the price but...

Nooo....not here.

I might lament the price but it is what it is.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
Lol...Oh I have a shortage... :) I'm desperately...

Lol...Oh I have a shortage... :)

I'm desperately trying to get rid of my other Epson! (and then pay off the credit card.)

But the siren song of the M8....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
The thread was supposed to be sort of...

The thread was supposed to be sort of lighthearted...I guess I missed the mark.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
I'm starting to realize that!

I'm starting to realize that!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
No..not at all. I was just wondering what kind of...

No..not at all. I was just wondering what kind of witch-doctor mojo the Leica name has to make someone who has a perfectly fine rangefinder lust after a Leica?

But since you brought it up.... :) lol
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By rpavich
So, the funny oblong metering pattern; any tips?

I've been trying to wrap my head around the funny oblong metering pattern in the R-D1x but it's still not making sense to me.

Because the "most sensitive" part is the lower left corner does that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
Lol...except that I HAVE read the threads...

Lol...except that I HAVE read the threads comparing the two and no...it's certainly not a slam dunk at all.

I don't want to turn this into an argument thread about the M8's superiority..I was just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,578
Posted By rpavich
What is it with the magnetic Leica attraction?

What IS it about the Leica name that makes grown men do irrational things like lust for an 8 year old Leica M8 when they have a perfectly fine R-D1x that they love?

There is just SOMETHING that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,757
Posted By rpavich
Lol...we meet in ANOTHER R-D1 referenced thread!...

Lol...we meet in ANOTHER R-D1 referenced thread! :)

Gladd to hear the good things about the R-D1.

I agree with all of your points and may I add that with a $100.00 expenditure for Alien Skin's Blow...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-26-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,392
Posted By rpavich
I'm also a proud and happy owner of an R-D1x and...

I'm also a proud and happy owner of an R-D1x and was salivating at an M8 but wondering what the advantage might be?

Note that I currently use Alien Skin Blow up 3 to upsize the R-D1x files if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-25-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,621
Posted By rpavich
Congratulations! How about some pics??? i hope...

Congratulations! How about some pics???

i hope you have many happy years together...no wishing for something better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 54,057
Posted By rpavich
I wish them success, but I agree...what an ugly...

I wish them success, but I agree...what an ugly concept camera so far. i'm one that has wished for a simple rangefinder so good for them.

I DO wish that the styling would be more "rangefinder-esque"...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By rpavich
Testing large print quality

Well...after being so pleased with the upsizing quality of Alien Skin Blow up 3 I decided to try a large print.

I ordered a 16 x 24" print from Nations Photo Lab as they were rated really good...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
Go for it!! :D

Go for it!!

:D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
Sorry, I haven't been out of the house; I've been...

Sorry, I haven't been out of the house; I've been working from home since yesterday so pickings are slim on photos.

Here is one from this morning using the Canon Auto-up (which fits perfectly on the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
I know that image, I've been surfing R-D1 + 28mm...

I know that image, I've been surfing R-D1 + 28mm elmarit images for two days!

Very nice stuff.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
I will certainly do that. Is anyone getting...

I will certainly do that.

Is anyone getting notification emails from RFF? I'm not.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
Well..I've got a Jupiter-8 in my bag if that...

Well..I've got a Jupiter-8 in my bag if that becomes necessary!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By rpavich
I seriously found my dream lens.

Holy smokes.

I have a Voigtlander 35mm Classic SC which is very nice and I've had a 15mm heliar and a 21mm Elmarit but I just took delivery of my 28mm Elmarit-M ASPH and holy crap!

I found the lens...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By rpavich
Good to know hyperbole is not just confined to...

Good to know hyperbole is not just confined to the Fuji forum.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By rpavich
Ok...here is my uninformed non-socialogist...

Ok...here is my uninformed non-socialogist comment:

I read the intro in it's entirety so that I could "get" the pictures, but the pictures didn't at all support the words.

Almost all of the images...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,844
Posted By rpavich
In my experience, if you are using lights...

In my experience, if you are using lights (speedlights or studio lights) then your lens will be at it's best sharpness wise. Even lenses that aren't so sharp will look razor sharp in that...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By rpavich
Well..it was a last ditch effort that worked out...

Well..it was a last ditch effort that worked out well!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 87,560
Posted By rpavich
I'm a latecomer to this thread and I have an...

I'm a latecomer to this thread and I have an Elmarit 28/2.8 coming in a few days that would be perfect to be welded to my R-D1x.


I'll post when something happens!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By rpavich
My modified Pleasant Auto-Up.

Just thought I'd post a picture of my modified Pleasant brand Auto-up.

I bought it from a forum member and it didn't fit very well (not his fault) so I decided to try to cut it down and customize it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By rpavich
After you mentioned this I decided to return my...

After you mentioned this I decided to return my recently purchased 50mm summarit, my 15mm heliar, and my 21mm color skopar and use that cash to buy an Elmarit-M 28/2.8 ASPH.

I've always liked that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,322
Posted By rpavich
There are so many really good images here...too...

There are so many really good images here...too bad there isn't a "like button" I'd have mashed it to death.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,932
Posted By rpavich
haunting stuff...very very good.

haunting stuff...very very good.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By rpavich
Well, I could but that would spoil the fun. I...

Well, I could but that would spoil the fun.

I ended up learning the distance to .5m and also getting a Canon Auto-up which h is a lot of fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,716
Posted By rpavich
Well...I bought an Epson R-D1x and so had to have...

Well...I bought an Epson R-D1x and so had to have something to mount to it so I also got a CV 35mm f/1.4 SC, a 50/2.5 Summarit, a CV 21/4, and a CV 15/4.5. :)

Me happy but broke.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,436
Posted By rpavich
I have the 35mm f/1.4 classic and thought I had...

I have the 35mm f/1.4 classic and thought I had focus shift until I did the tripod test, then I realized that it was my lack of skill at focusing that was the issue, so I stopped worrying about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,627
Posted By rpavich
Great set of images...I'm about 2 months too late...

Great set of images...I'm about 2 months too late but I had to say it!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
I've used the X-2 Pro, and now the Mobi Pro cards...

I've used the X-2 Pro, and now the Mobi Pro cards in an M9 and the R-D1s and x with no issues.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
I used this same card in an M9 and had no...

I used this same card in an M9 and had no problems.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By rpavich
What focal length do you like? My favorite lens...

What focal length do you like?

My favorite lens is the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 SC Classic.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By rpavich
Awesome! Nice selfie!

Awesome!

Nice selfie!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
I couldn't get the 2gb card to work in my...

I couldn't get the 2gb card to work in my R-D1s.

I did get the R-D1x working great with the Eye Fi.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
Same here. The KEH one worked great.

Same here. The KEH one worked great.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
That's a great shot. It looks like it could have...

That's a great shot. It looks like it could have been 50 years ago.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By rpavich
Well...with some experimentation I figured out...

Well...with some experimentation I figured out that if my lens is set to .5 then I have to use a measuring device and not the focus patch.

As luck would have it, my camera strap is exactly .5m in...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-15-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
I finally figured out how the minimum focus...

I finally figured out how the minimum focus distance thing works when the lens that I have focus' at less than .7m.

Luckily, .5m is the length of my strap extended from the camera.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-14-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
That sure looks like a vintage photo..lol... Good...

That sure looks like a vintage photo..lol... Good shot.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
UPDATE: The SMDV Flash Wave III triggers work...

UPDATE: The SMDV Flash Wave III triggers work like a charm!

I'm ready to rock now!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By rpavich
How to scale focus if your lens will focus closer than .7m

I'm a bit unclear on something.

I have two lenses that have different minimum focus distances; a CV 21mm f/4 and a Summarit 50/2.5.


The CV lens focus' to .5m and the summarit to .9m.


How do I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
Interested Pm'd

Interested
Pm'd
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
That's great to hear...based on that information...

That's great to hear...based on that information I also just bought one from keh
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
That's a pretty good idea too. I hadn't realized...

That's a pretty good idea too.

I hadn't realized I could do this.

Thanks for the info.

This is the color skopar 21/4 with the close up lens held to it and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
That's a pretty good idea too. I hadn't realized...

That's a pretty good idea too.

I hadn't realized I could do this.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
Actually, that worked. I happened to have a 5+...

Actually, that worked.

I happened to have a 5+ adapter for another camera so I held it to the front of the 35mm lens, and braced the camera (long shutter speed due to small f/stop) and it did really...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
I was wondering about that. Since I like...

I was wondering about that. Since I like "wide/close" I don't need "really close" in fact...just reducing the MFD by half would do it for me.

When I used a Canon and Macro 100mm lens, the closest I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
Yeah..I guess that's the answer, but it's...

Yeah..I guess that's the answer, but it's disappointing. I was hoping to not have to drag my other "less fun" camera out with me.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
Oh...that doesn't sound promising at all. Thanks...

Oh...that doesn't sound promising at all.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
Thanks! I bought a set of these triggers on...

Thanks!
I bought a set of these triggers on Amazon just now. In a few days I'll have it narrowed down to the Wein IR trigger or these, whichever works.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,266
Posted By rpavich
So tell me about the Canon Auto-up...

Ok, I'm loving this camera so much that I'm contemplating getting rid of my "informal-going-out-to-eat-food photography" camera (Fuji X100T)

The ONLY thing that's holding me back is the minimum...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,195
Posted By rpavich
I hope that this gets fixed soon...this is...

I hope that this gets fixed soon...this is irritating.

But I'm glad it's not just me.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
Well, the cactus v2 doesn't work either, they go...

Well, the cactus v2 doesn't work either, they go off after the shutter closes.
I'm going to try two more things and then I give up; a wein infrared trigger, and pocket wizards. If they won't work,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-10-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
Nice shot...man does that ever look humid.

Nice shot...man does that ever look humid.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
Thanks Larry!

Thanks Larry!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
That's great to hear....I'm in heaven. If this...

That's great to hear....I'm in heaven.

If this camera would to ONE thing, I'd never need another camera; close up food shots.

Because of the MFD it can't get the right perspective (that I want) so...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By rpavich
FYI: the R-D1x works with Eye-Fi cards!

And boy does it work beautifully. I can shoot and not worry about pulling the card out, I just get close to the laptop and the pictures start transferring on their own, like a poor man's tethering....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
End of story; My R-D1x came from Japan in 4 days,...

End of story; My R-D1x came from Japan in 4 days, it was mint condition...box and all.

The 16 gb Eye Fi card works flawlessly in it.

I couldn't be happier.

PS: My 50mm summarit f/2.5 came 10...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By rpavich
Well, I guess there was no need to worry, I got...

Well, I guess there was no need to worry, I got the adapter, put on the Jupiter-8 and it works fine...spot on.

I don't know how, but it does :)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By rpavich
So I've been using the Lenmar battery for a few...

So I've been using the Lenmar battery for a few days and it seems to work great; the duration is good.

I ordered another one just so I could have 3 batteries in rotation.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By rpavich
Thanks, at least I know it's normal :) I can't...

Thanks, at least I know it's normal :)

I can't help but wonder why.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By rpavich
I don't know about that, but I can say that you...

I don't know about that, but I can say that you can upsize the file without loss of quality by using Alien Skin's "Blow Up" software.

They have a 10 day trial of the software fully functional.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By rpavich
Just making sure this is normal and why; no lower frame lines

I noticed that on my 35mm and my 28mm frame lines there is no lower frame line like there is on the 50mm frame lines.


I looked at some pictures online and it seems like other R-D1s' are like this,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By rpavich
Well..I bought a Fotodiox adapter just to see how...

Well..I bought a Fotodiox adapter just to see how i like it. I couldn't see spending $75.00 to adapt a $12.00 lens. Later on if I have a quality LTM lens that I need to adapt and the Fotodiox isn't...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By rpavich
Thanks everyone..any recommendations on a good...

Thanks everyone..any recommendations on a good adapter brand?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By rpavich
LTM to M mount...how does it work?

I'm new to the rangefinder world, I have an Epson R-D1s that I love and I just realized that I have a jupiter 50mm lens that's just sitting in a drawer.

It's got an LTM mount and I'd like to get an...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
I'll certainly do that! I paid a lot for the...

I'll certainly do that!

I paid a lot for the card but it's worth it. Nothing is worse than yanking an SD card...not after not having to for a few years.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
Well..the deed is done. I was going to wait until...

Well..the deed is done. I was going to wait until verifying that the 2gb card would/wouldn't work but I just said "to heck with it..." and bought the R-D1x. I'll sell the other one on ebay, i know...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
This keeps getting better and better...I'm in the...

This keeps getting better and better...I'm in the US so hopefully the order goes in tomorrow!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for the info..that's good to...

Thanks for the info..that's good to know.

Tomorrow, after getting the ancient 2gb Eye Fi card, I should know how I stand.

I can't believe i never discovered this gem sooner. It's a joy just...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By rpavich
Well...I'm going to swap my R-D1s for an R-D1x...

I love love love this freaking camera! I'm getting used to focusing and am happy as a clam except in one respect: taking out the SD card. I hate it.

I've been a user of Eye Fi cards for years and I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
Thanks for the info. I wonder if the new version...

Thanks for the info. I wonder if the new version will work. That's what's weird. If you surf the threads about this, you find that the Cactus V2 works but the V5 doesn't. I think the V4 works also....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
Step Son the Marine and his buddy home for a 96...

Step Son the Marine and his buddy home for a 96 hour pass for the 4th of July.

I missed focus a few times but I'm getting faster, and when I nail it..it's razor sharp.
C-V 35mm f/1.4 SC...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
So you are saying the PW's work on the hot...

So you are saying the PW's work on the hot shoe?

Which model?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
That's what I have been doing so far but it's...

That's what I have been doing so far but it's very top-heavy for sure. Not what I'd like in a perfect world.


I ordered some Cactus V2 triggers from Ebay today (antiques!) because I've read quite a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
I am loving this thing. It's really weird to get...

I am loving this thing.

It's really weird to get used to after shooting regular DSLR and mirrorless cameras for so long...but it's really rewarding.

And I swear, the files look just like M9 files...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 1,753
Views: 444,608
Posted By rpavich
And one via off camera flash (just testing)

And one via off camera flash (just testing)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpavich
Off camera flash with R-D1?

Ok...so here is where I'm at so far: Love the R-D1 and I'd like it to be able to do portraits with off camera flash. Not that I think that's it's strong suit or anything, but if that will work, then...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
You got it! Off topic a bit...how do I link...

You got it!

Off topic a bit...how do I link large pictures here? I notice that some folks can but mine get a warning if they are big and all I can link or upload are small ones
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By rpavich
OK...I didn't try a flash on it, just my Paul...

OK...I didn't try a flash on it, just my Paul Buff triggers (which wouldn't fire)

But I did try a cheapie set of Cowboy studio triggers and they fired, and then I tried a flash and it fired.

Thanks...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
And here it is. The 35mm is mounted to it and...

And here it is.

The 35mm is mounted to it and the 21mm Color Skopar f/4 is beside it.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/458/19360507595_3cd3da57b5_b.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By rpavich
So the hot shoe isn't "hot"?

It appears that if you want to shoot flash you need to connect a flash via the sync port because the hot shoe isn't actually hot..right?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
And this is my first official "no lens cap"...

And this is my first official "no lens cap" shot.

I know it's not much...but it's the first of many
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
Holy crap I love this camera. It's very different...

Holy crap I love this camera. It's very different from my X100T and I don't think that I'll be getting rid of the T anytime soon because of that.

Unlike the M9 I tried, this was cheap enough...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By rpavich
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By rpavich
Do the framelines "know" or do you have to set them according to the crop FOV?

Just wondering; since the R-D1s is a 1.5 crop sensor and I have a 35mm lens, do I set the crop lines to 50mm or does the camera somehow do the conversion and I set them to 35mm?

Just...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By rpavich
Hmm...I used to use Perfect Resize because files...

Hmm...I used to use Perfect Resize because files that I send out to print houses would give a warning about image quality at certain sizes, so I got into the habit of upsizing if necessary before...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By rpavich
Sorry, I dumped the files but I'll see what I can...

Sorry, I dumped the files but I'll see what I can do.

I also am a Fuji man, I have an X100T, and I've had (and loved) and X-E2, and just "liked" and X-T1.

They are close...don't get me wrong...but...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By rpavich
Using Alien Skin Blow up 3 to enlarge files

As I read everything I can get my hands on about this camera, I notice people say; "I'll live with the 6mp because it's such a great camera..." and similar comments. I started thinking; is there a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By rpavich
Well I bought one Lenmar from Amazon and I have...

Well I bought one Lenmar from Amazon and I have the stock battery also we will start there. Thanks for all the help guys, I'm very excited it will be here Friday!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By rpavich
Thanks Chris...I'll check 'em out.

Thanks Chris...I'll check 'em out.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By rpavich
So about batteries for the R-D1s...

So the one thing that's confusing about gearing up for my soon-to-be delivered R-D1s is batteries.

I can't see where the genuine EU-80's are sold and I'm confused about buying aftermarket ones.

Any...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-30-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 86,485
Posted By rpavich
This is a year old thread but I'm seriously...

This is a year old thread but I'm seriously pumped that mine is on it's way from Ebay.

I hope that I won't have any focus shift issues; it's coming hooked to an Epson R-D1s.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-30-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,557
Posted By rpavich
I'm excited! My R-D1s is on it's way :) I'm...

I'm excited!

My R-D1s is on it's way :)

I'm currently a Fuji X100T shooter and while I love that camera, it's just not the same as a rangefinder.

I have a CV 35/1.4 Classic SC coming with it.

I'm...
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