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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Nathan King
My M6 and M-A both have this, though to a lesser...

My M6 and M-A both have this, though to a lesser extent. My Nikon F3 gives negatives with an aggressive radius to the top-left corner. It never bothered me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4,763
Posted By Nathan King
I don't typically process images much because I...

I don't typically process images much because I am a firm believer that the power of photography lies in presenting the world as it is. Isn't reality beautiful enough? I was impressed with an exhibit...
Forum: Travel 05-22-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,848
Posted By Nathan King
I used to think I would "miss" photos if I didn't...

I used to think I would "miss" photos if I didn't have a complete range of focal lengths. Now, I realize that I don't miss any subjects with a smaller selection of focal lengths, the images just have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Nathan King
Okay, so a 42xxxxx would certainly be updated?...

Okay, so a 42xxxxx would certainly be updated? I’ll still ask, but I don’t want to sound out of my depth!

Thank you
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Nathan King
M7 Production Changes

I keep reading about updates being made to the DX reader and finder later in production but have yet to come across a source that gives years or serial numbers. Does anybody know what year/serial...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-09-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,701
Posted By Nathan King
I have a 16x20 print sitting above my fireplace...

I have a 16x20 print sitting above my fireplace from a vacation to New York several years ago. It was taken with an 18 megapixel micro 4/3 camera, and the print looks fantastic even when you stick...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nathan King
I notice flare maybe once every hundred shots,...

I notice flare maybe once every hundred shots, typically during early morning and late afternoon hours. Moving the camera a few millimeters solves the issue. I've never lost a shot to it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,078
Posted By Nathan King
Photography on its own doesn't cheapen humanity,...

Photography on its own doesn't cheapen humanity, but photographs taken without respect for the subject and regard for the overarching message certainly can. Documentary photography is always about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-05-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 35,606
Posted By Nathan King
In my experience subtle lighting cues have by far...

In my experience subtle lighting cues have by far the most pronounced influence on the illusion of depth in a photograph. Chasing after lenses will likely end in disappointment as I have yet to come...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 22,631
Posted By Nathan King
Wasn't Nikon worse off around 2009? I seem to...

Wasn't Nikon worse off around 2009? I seem to remember another crisis that the company ended up rebounding from. How is this different?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By Nathan King
You can crunch the numbers all you want, but it...

You can crunch the numbers all you want, but it really boils down to the intended output. If your output is print and you're only enlarging to 11x14" the differences aren't going to be visible with a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Nathan King
I can expect an improvement!? I was thinking I...

I can expect an improvement!? I was thinking I was going to take a hit in quality. This is a no-brainer then. :)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Nathan King
From Epson 9880 to P600?

In the past I had access to an Epson 9880 to make my prints. That has changed, and I now need to purchase an inkjet printer. Because I don't have much space and don't print my fine art work very...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,784
Posted By Nathan King
I tried many hosting options before settling on...

I tried many hosting options before settling on Squarespace. Some of the other options (a third party host with Wordpress installed, etc) offer more customization, but I always ended up having to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,845
Posted By Nathan King
I'm glad you're still here. :) I had a very...

I'm glad you're still here. :)

I had a very close call twelve years ago and ended up spending a month in the hospital. Really changes your perspective, doesn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 8,177
Posted By Nathan King
May I ask why not? I don't mean a person must be...

May I ask why not? I don't mean a person must be so disciplined that there is no room for fun or experimentation.



That's an interesting take. There needs to be finished "product" which has been...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2016
Replies: 32
Poll: Insurance?
Views: 5,153
Posted By Nathan King
Considering I make a portion of my income using...

Considering I make a portion of my income using my photography equipment, yes insurance is a must.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 8,177
Posted By Nathan King
It has been truly interesting to read the...

It has been truly interesting to read the comments thus far. One question that has been briefly skimmed but mostly missing from the discussion is, does your photography have to be exceptional to be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-24-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 5,405
Posted By Nathan King
I shoot some of the best slow film out there in...

I shoot some of the best slow film out there in my Leica, but I've never enlarged a negative smaller than 6x6 or 6x7 that gave me a print as detailed under a loupe as a twenty-something megapixel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Nathan King
I don't want to start an argument and you're...

I don't want to start an argument and you're certainly entitled to your opinion and I respect that but... giving photography away cheapens it? I'm not so sure. If somebody pays $650.00 for a print...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Nathan King
I photograph free of charge for a few non-profit...

I photograph free of charge for a few non-profit organizations which contribute to causes I believe in. Does that count?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,651
Posted By Nathan King
I use almost nothing but a 50mm lens. It looks...

I use almost nothing but a 50mm lens. It looks bigger than the illustration suggests. I find it very natural.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,530
Posted By Nathan King
I was in a similar position recently and did some...

I was in a similar position recently and did some fairly exhaustive research. I couldn't commit to the Df despite how much I loved the concept because of the mediocre autofocus system, no autofocus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,235
Posted By Nathan King
The Canon F1N is the best 35mm SLR I have ever...

The Canon F1N is the best 35mm SLR I have ever used. I prefer it to the Nikon equivalents of the time.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-15-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,145
Posted By Nathan King
Instead of shaking our fists in feigned outrage,...

Instead of shaking our fists in feigned outrage, I think the photographic community needs to use this as the starting point for a healthy and desperately needed conversation. From what I can gather...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,413
Posted By Nathan King
Three New Leica M Lenses

Leica recently updated their 28mm Elmarit, 28mm Summicron, and 35mm Summicron. Does anybody here have experience with the new lenses? I know they have metal hoods/caps and feature a slightly improved...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,881
Posted By Nathan King
Sure, and remember I could be wrong. The only...

Sure, and remember I could be wrong. The only foolproof way to determine proper development is to look at the negatives themselves on a light table. From the scans, it appears that you have lost your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,947
Posted By Nathan King
I go to Chicago every year to visit family. How...

I go to Chicago every year to visit family. How have I never been there!? I'm going to Chicago at the tail end of this month, so I'll be checking it out in person. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-30-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,881
Posted By Nathan King
They look over developed, or the scan could have...

They look over developed, or the scan could have been adjusted heavily.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By Nathan King
I now do developing and printing at home, but I...

I now do developing and printing at home, but I used to send my film there. They didn't develop the beejesus out of it making impossible to print negatives, and the negatives were always clean and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,977
Posted By Nathan King
Please elaborate on this. 400 is nearly base ISO...

Please elaborate on this. 400 is nearly base ISO for this camera. One of the reasons I want the Monochrom is because of the difficulty in making a decent sized print in low light with film. The...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-18-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,977
Posted By Nathan King
Original M Monochrom Still a Good Buy?

I have been photographing with film Leicas for several years but am looking at a digital Leica. The obvious choice for me is the Monochrom since I can't remember the last time I took a color...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,935
Posted By Nathan King
What are those, 8x12 in a 12x16 frame? The prints...

What are those, 8x12 in a 12x16 frame? The prints are much smaller than other Bresson images I have seen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2016
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,640
Posted By Nathan King
Editing - the slow...

Editing - the slow way

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1493/26305947982_6ef4462388_c.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-04-2016
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,630
Posted By Nathan King
A very small portion of a photoessay I recently...

A very small portion of a photoessay I recently completed titled, "Sorry You're Leaving."

Before and After...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Nathan King
I haven't yet found a method of processing that...

I haven't yet found a method of processing that replicates the prints from my darkroom despite having the digital files exposed on Ilford Galerie. The digital prints aren't better or worse, just...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-10-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,882
Posted By Nathan King
I see what you did there. Afellow aviation nerd!

I see what you did there. Afellow aviation nerd!
Forum: Photo Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,615
Posted By Nathan King
I think you're going to need Photoshop's powerful...

I think you're going to need Photoshop's powerful layer and masking tools to replicate Silver Efex, but I could be wrong. I'll be watching with interest at what others have to say.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,099
Posted By Nathan King
My experience has led me to disagree with the...

My experience has led me to disagree with the "you either have it or you don't" line of thinking. It's all about how much of your life you're willing to devote to something. I can't speak to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By Nathan King
It was a really good segment. I'm very impressed...

It was a really good segment. I'm very impressed with his work.
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-14-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,393
Posted By Nathan King
The only time a film scan has ever rivaled one of...

The only time a film scan has ever rivaled one of my darkroom prints was when I paid slightly over $100 to drum scan a single frame by a professional lab. Likewise, the only digital prints I've ever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Nathan King
Pushing doesn't actually increase exposure, it...

Pushing doesn't actually increase exposure, it simply stretches the information captured further across the characteristic curve. Crush your blacks heavily in Photoshop and increase contrast in mid...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,603
Posted By Nathan King
I find them way too big, but I'm probably not the...

I find them way too big, but I'm probably not the market segment they're going after. Extremely well made though, aren't they?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,679
Posted By Nathan King
I enjoyed the article very much. I have done...

I enjoyed the article very much. I have done business with Dan several times, and he's an awesome guy. You can sense his excitement for Leica from a mile away!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,234
Posted By Nathan King
Dan Tamarkin is awesome. It's definitely a worthy...

Dan Tamarkin is awesome. It's definitely a worthy visit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,623
Posted By Nathan King
I switched from my Canon F1N and FD glass to the...

I switched from my Canon F1N and FD glass to the Leica M6. I did it after a friend found a Kodak Retina iiic in an old box and had me try it out. Despite the tiny viewfinder I realized that I prefer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,236
Posted By Nathan King
A Leica M6, 50mm Summicron, four contrast...

A Leica M6, 50mm Summicron, four contrast filters, and a bunch of film. That's it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2015
Replies: 1,090
Views: 207,999
Posted By Nathan King
I order a stack of Bainbridge Alpharag blanks...

I order a stack of Bainbridge Alpharag blanks from FrameDestination and cut with a Logan 450. It takes a bit of practice as undercutting leads to the corners tearing and overcutting leaves visible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,102
Posted By Nathan King
For color film, Richard Photo Lab is the BEST!...

For color film, Richard Photo Lab is the BEST! Every time I receive my scans it's like the operator could read my mind and determine the look I was after for every frame. Uncanny, really.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,442
Posted By Nathan King
I never really understood why lens sales are ever...

I never really understood why lens sales are ever exceptionally good. I have a few nice lenses that I spent a good amount on and fully expect them to last my lifetime. Lens technology doesn't exactly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,393
Posted By Nathan King
Almost never for effect, though I have been...

Almost never for effect, though I have been forced to shoot at f/1.4 quite a bit lately while working on a photo essay on the night life in my town with film. There's only so much film will push...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,320
Posted By Nathan King
A hood and beautiful Wickett & Craig leather...

A hood and beautiful Wickett & Craig leather strap!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5682/20559461049_5f0eaacfa0_z.jpg

...and twenty more rolls of Delta 400 for my upcoming project.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,129
Posted By Nathan King
An M6 has been my constant companion for over one...

An M6 has been my constant companion for over one year, and I have a binder full of negatives and contact prints to show for it. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,242
Posted By Nathan King
I don't. I've been using the same body, two...

I don't. I've been using the same body, two lenses, and film stock for a long time. I get better photographs than I ever did when changing gear regularly.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-04-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,760
Posted By Nathan King
A friend gave me his old Kodak Retina IIIc, which...

A friend gave me his old Kodak Retina IIIc, which gave me my first taste of what a rangefinder was like. I really enjoyed how easy it was determining perfect focus with the patch. After a period of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,347
Posted By Nathan King
Never. My M6 is the perfect camera. I know...

Never. My M6 is the perfect camera. I know exactly how to get what I want in my photographs with minimal effort. Working in the darkroom is magical. Staring at a computer screen at home after I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By Nathan King
I do have a small website at www.cookedpixel.com....

I do have a small website at www.cookedpixel.com. Remember I only claimed to be a photographer, not necessarily a good one. :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By Nathan King
Rangefinders - One Year

It has been one year since I first put my eye up to an old Kodak Retina IIIc and realized what I had been missing. I joined Rangefinderforum.com and purchased a Leica M6 with a 50mm Elmar-M lens very...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,229
Posted By Nathan King
I love the act of communicating to others through...

I love the act of communicating to others through art. It expresses the human condition in ways words cannot, which is why I began studying at the university to be a pianist years ago. I have always...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,471
Posted By Nathan King
I recommend Frame Destination and use uncut...

I recommend Frame Destination and use uncut sheets of 4-ply Bainbridge AlphaRag.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-23-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,634
Posted By Nathan King
Lead-free solder has been shown to grow "tin...

Lead-free solder has been shown to grow "tin whiskers." These are very small crystalline hair-like growths (a few micrometers wide) that sprout from the solder joint. They are electrically...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By Nathan King
There is a gentleman in the camera club I belong...

There is a gentleman in the camera club I belong to who uses several different Sony Mavica models. If you want noise, hot pixels, and low resolution that's your ticket.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By Nathan King
I regularly make 16x20 prints in my darkroom from...

I regularly make 16x20 prints in my darkroom from Tri-X negatives that are quite nice. They are very sharp with moderate, but not distracting grain. When I use a slower film such as Ilford Pan F with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Nathan King
New York in Monochrome

After having a wonderful vacation in New York I thought I would share with you some of the highlights. All of these photographs were taken with my new-to-me M6 and 50mm Elmar-M. Outdoor scenes were...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,339
Posted By Nathan King
There are a ton of wedding photographers shooting...

There are a ton of wedding photographers shooting film. Have you heard of Jose Villa? He is perhaps the most successful of them and his prices are not cheap. The Contax 645 50mm f/2.0 combination...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By Nathan King
The Art of Photography is my favorite podcast!

The Art of Photography is my favorite podcast!
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-22-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,217
Posted By Nathan King
My photography is 100% film, and I couldn't be...

My photography is 100% film, and I couldn't be happier.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-18-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 7,186
Posted By Nathan King
Shipping included I'm paying right around $30 per...

Shipping included I'm paying right around $30 per roll of 35mm and $27 for a roll of 120 (develop and scan to 16x20 at 200dpi) ... Unless I'm doing my own black and white. I've tried local labs but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,055
Posted By Nathan King
I have been vacationing in New York for the last...

I have been vacationing in New York for the last five days and my M6 has never left my side yet. Five rolls of Tri-X and counting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,706
Posted By Nathan King
We will be just walking around many other places....

We will be just walking around many other places. My friend's brother lives there, so he knows a lot of spots locals go as well. So, I'm not only interested in tourist locations.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,706
Posted By Nathan King
Photographing New York

On Monday I will be vacationing to New York for five days. I am bringing my M6, and though this isn't a "photography only" trip (taking a friend), I am trying to center much of where I go around...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,937
Posted By Nathan King
I use both medium format film and an M6. Even the...

I use both medium format film and an M6. Even the Mamiya 7 is quite a bit larger, both the body and especially the lenses. Medium format isn't great in low light either since lenses generally aren't...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,818
Posted By Nathan King
In these instances I find an incident light meter...

In these instances I find an incident light meter very useful. If you expose to the left in camera you will not have a noise problem unless you try to pull the exposure back up. Take a look at the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-26-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,724
Posted By Nathan King
Black and white photographs more clearly show...

Black and white photographs more clearly show formal elements of design (line, shape, texture, etc.)
Black and white film can easily be processed by the photographer, allowing total artistic control...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2014
Replies: 262
Views: 40,353
Posted By Nathan King
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/11408327316_68...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/11408327316_687c2dc687.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11408327316/)
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,217
Posted By Nathan King
I do not have easy access to a darkroom, so I...

I do not have easy access to a darkroom, so I have my film scanned by Richard Photo Lab. I use a darkroom when I have what I feel is a special shot that I want prints of. Adding grain to digital...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,813
Posted By Nathan King
I just took possession of a Fogg bag for my M6. I...

I just took possession of a Fogg bag for my M6. I never thought I'd spend so much on a bag, but now I dont think I will ever be without one. They really are worth the premium. My income is not...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By Nathan King
If you're viewing on a monitor. Compare an analog...

If you're viewing on a monitor. Compare an analog silver gelatin print with a digital print and there is an aesthetic difference.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 5,315
Posted By Nathan King
I had been using nothing but the Canon EF 50mm...

I had been using nothing but the Canon EF 50mm 1.2L on my 1-V HS for the last year. Since moving to an M6 rangefinder for the vast majority of my photography needs I only have the 50mm Elmar-M but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2014
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,174
Posted By Nathan King
Thank you. I'm using an M6 and 50mm Elmar-M with...

Thank you. I'm using an M6 and 50mm Elmar-M with Delta 400 developed in Ilfotec-DDX
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2014
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,174
Posted By Nathan King
It's a poor image, but it is the first frame of...

It's a poor image, but it is the first frame of my first roll with a Leica.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/12544672253_c026fb7743.jpg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,610
Posted By Nathan King
Leica matters because their rangefinders are so...

Leica matters because their rangefinders are so simple that they don't distract me from actually seeing. I've noticed that I tend to catch more with the Leica, and what I do catch often looks more...
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