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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By tajart
bike/cameras

I like a Fuji X-E2 w the 27/f2.8 pancake for bike rides, camera strap over the shoulder puts camera underarm, no swinging about when riding, but
quickly accessible. I had another Fuji (100S) which...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By tajart
Then & Now

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46929810984_d7ee08ebb9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ev2xN9)

Leica III 1939 (https://flic.kr/p/2ev2xN9) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By tajart
M3>m7

I did it with no regrets.
I was lucky to be able to have both at the same time. I eventually sold my M3 just so it would be in use by someone.

My only regret is that I don't have a darkroom any...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By tajart
thinking of TomA

many days throughout the year(s) I think of Tom, and always on the first day of the new year, as it was his day to replace batteries in those devices that required them...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-05-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27 on xe2

i have posted several images using the 27 on the xe2 on my Flickr account.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/46193084711_b3bffb7f07_c.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27 on xe2

took the 27 on the xe2 to a rally in Ventura.
the smoke from the Woolsey fire was just beginning to be visible on the horizon and by morning had blown northward.
more images as light gave way to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-29-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27 @f/14 1/170 iso 200

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1955/44991350691_d9a3b16377_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bxJr5X)

Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood (https://flic.kr/p/2bxJr5X) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2018
Replies: 822
Views: 139,712
Posted By tajart
my new, late 90s, grande 65cm Diamond Extra w...

my new, late 90s, grande 65cm Diamond Extra w campy components by Alberto Mondonico

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1864/30717385418_6c5269077a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NNoCvq)
Mondonico...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By tajart
35 elmar is a good recommendation though don't...

35 elmar is a good recommendation though don't show up too often.
i always liked the 3.5 summaron which i used for years and years on my IIf.

of course voigtlander 25/4, 28/3.5 etc are more readily...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2018
Replies: 22
Q?
Views: 1,156
Posted By tajart
thank you Bill. Your comments about the barrel...

thank you Bill.
Your comments about the barrel distortion and computer correction is helpful.
I've been a fan of 28 fov and really like my 28 asph. With that in hand it has prevented me from going...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By tajart
It is always fun to see Leica shooters in action,...

It is always fun to see Leica shooters in action, and I'm intrigued if anyone recognizes or can identify them.
Another Leica shooter can be seen in a frame of Jill Wine Banks: (usually is the first...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
a few new

i just posted a few more X-E2 w 27 on my blog- and a couple on my Flickr page.

http://www.arttaj.com/keith-haring-ivan-albright-charles-white-mavis-staples-chicago-2018/

they're mixed in with some...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-12-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/843/43319091172_61c2fa90d0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28ZXEAh)

Observation Tower (https://flic.kr/p/28ZXEAh) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2018
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,505
Posted By tajart
Pike Place Market, Seattle w a Fuji...

Pike Place Market, Seattle w a Fuji X-100S

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/27120572456_7ae0d7d916_o.jpg (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/27120572456_7ae0d7d916_o.jpgpikeplacemkt by Thomas...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 50,330
Posted By tajart
"almost interesting"

"almost interesting"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-27-2018
Replies: 395
Views: 54,972
Posted By tajart
two from Seattle

Elmar 35/f3.5 on my Fuji X-E2 in Seattle

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4252/35140952612_f83e44ab37_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VxhyVj)
Flan (https://flic.kr/p/VxhyVj) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-17-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
moving water

at Judd Cove Preserve, near Eastsound on Orcas Island, Washington State



https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/27654838428_eb36518f7c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J8LgZ7)

Falls (https://flic.kr/p/J8LgZ7)...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By tajart
welcome back Jorge!

welcome back Jorge!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-16-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27/2.8

took the ferry ride to Orcas Island, Washington on a gray, wet day. The ferry was full but only a few passengers were on the outer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-09-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 32,491
Posted By tajart
with regards to the V35, has anyone found an led...

with regards to the V35, has anyone found an led bulb to replace the Phillips 13139? and if not, what is the preferred replacement these days?
thanks
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 589,007
Posted By tajart
IIIf

one of the 20,000 examples from the 1951 batch

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/15597636762_431ce3fc6b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pLiXZL)

Leica3f6463 (https://flic.kr/p/pLiXZL) by Thomas Alix...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,252
Posted By tajart
Panatomic X

i too have a few rolls left, now ancient. As with others here, I tried various developers, and if my memory (also ancient) serves me, I remember the results using Rodinal as the best. Thinking of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 589,007
Posted By tajart
IIIg

my beautiful IIIg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/22524315716_b24d53d549_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ajp1jY)LeicaIIIg (https://flic.kr/p/Ajp1jY) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-26-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
27

this was pretty much a grab, from the hip, shot.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/27125495908_d5bc9b1949_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjZfTW)

March for Our Lives (https://flic.kr/p/HjZfTW) by Thomas...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By tajart
a good friend dropped his in a snow bank, never...

a good friend dropped his in a snow bank, never to be seen again, at least by him.

I used a wrist strap on mine...no problem. no dings or dents.
The Mercedes of small film cameras (from that era).
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By tajart
X-e3

I had a chance to handle one in the store a couple weeks back, with the grip. I was thoroughly impressed with it in hand.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By tajart
March for Our Lives

Sharing one image from yesterday
Used the Fuji X-E2 w 27.
At previous rallies I've used the Fuji X100S and found it much more user friendly in these situations. Several my images from it are on my...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-24-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,008
Posted By tajart
http://www.arttaj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/i...

http://www.arttaj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/installation0817.jpg

Piranesi Circus, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo as part of the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial. This installation was at The Cultural...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-24-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,008
Posted By tajart
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40124223251_52...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4624/40124223251_5278f8e8ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/248D8EB)Art Institute Chicago (https://flic.kr/p/248D8EB) by Thomas Alix Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
bokeh bones

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4783/38985547410_66e7698442_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22p281w)

bones (https://flic.kr/p/22p281w) by Thomas Alix Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-01-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 47,612
Posted By tajart
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/39853190354_23...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/39853190354_23d00fcbd6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23HG22C)
Comma (https://flic.kr/p/23HG22C) by Thomas Alix Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By tajart
Time Mag

thanks to Bill for alerting us to this. Seems like one of the best Time Magazine issues ever. Admire the magazine for the approach of one photographer and devoting an entire issue to the topic.
New...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By tajart
i understand how imperfections can put a damper...

i understand how imperfections can put a damper on using tools, toys, instruments. but depending on how bad or intrusive the signs of corrosion are, i'd say keep shooting it, after all, it is an M9....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-20-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
X100s

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4443/37783062572_5840fdc556_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZyL5aj)

Handmaid 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/ZyL5aj) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-11-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55 on ex2

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/37580666046_a6b3ded489_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZfSJJ3)

Morning Light (https://flic.kr/p/ZfSJJ3) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,800
Posted By tajart
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8732121469_80b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8732121469_80b3424d6f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eiCpur)
Ifshin's (https://flic.kr/p/eiCpur) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-08-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
15-55

love how you've used the yellow line to divide the space and how the upper/lower bands work visually.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4374/36882237996_cd838aafca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yca7p7)

PIP (https://flic.kr/p/Yca7p7) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-10-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,442
Posted By tajart
elmar love

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4252/35140952612_f83e44ab37_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/VxhyVj)Flan (https://flic.kr/p/VxhyVj) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,532
Posted By tajart
i like that- "beauty in the blur" after...

i like that- "beauty in the blur"



after handling mine a friend referred to it as the mercedes benz of cameras (of course this was a number of years ago)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2017
Replies: 822
Views: 139,712
Posted By tajart
bicycles

new bars on my retro-raleigh

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/36184276496_b85f4dcd67_z.jpg

(https://flic.kr/p/X8tSL9)the view from here (https://flic.kr/p/X8tSL9) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 178
Views: 44,036
Posted By tajart
black paint m2

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1605/26403777736_faf9f451e0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gedgeb)

M2 & other goodies (https://flic.kr/p/Gedgeb) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,665
Posted By tajart
bags

when i got a real camera bag, i bought a tenba for about $10, new. it would hold 500c blad, 2f, gossen meter, gray card, sketchbook, and later i could squeeze an m3 when travelling. i still have that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By tajart
Moonrise at Sunset with Mt. Ranier using a...

Moonrise at Sunset with Mt. Ranier using a Tele-Elmar 135 on the Fuji XE2https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4256/35220059401_fa82abddea_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VEh1Bt)
Moonrise Sunset...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By tajart
Adapted Glass

I thought it might be interesting to see how older lenses are being used on cameras other than what they were originally designed for.
These two images were made with a Fuji XE2 using a Fuji...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2017
Replies: 159
Views: 17,217
Posted By tajart
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2163/32720563032_ccc...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2163/32720563032_ccc5e62ef0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RRprqu)

Tumwater Falls 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/RRprqu) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By tajart
color

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7579/27120593336_883f569b2e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hjy8wQ)

SoLkUnion (https://flic.kr/p/Hjy8wQ) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2017
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By tajart
color

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7405/8755167750_d061ae3d84_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ekEwm7)

EMP Seattle (https://flic.kr/p/ekEwm7) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2017
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,411
Posted By tajart
M9 alive and well

it has been awhile since i've contributed here. posting a recent image from around the house, or home sweet home. primarily i was playing with black and white compositions, but this one called out...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By tajart
25/21

the 25/4 is a sweet lens. i'm on my 3rd or 4th as a result of parting with the previous ones i've had; i keep coming back to it.

as for 21s, i originally thought that would be way too wide for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2017
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By tajart
digital b&w

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4157/34400023132_26c983cf14_b.jpg (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4157/34400023132_26c983cf14_b.jpgEmergency Exit 2017 by Thomas Johnston, on Flickr)
Emergency Exit ...
Forum: RFF News 05-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6,607
Posted By tajart
my first medium format was a Rolleicord Va as...

my first medium format was a Rolleicord Va as well. I loved how quiet the shutter was and the quality of the lens. I've always missed that camera which was used in a trade for a Linhof 4x5.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By tajart
hosting sites

Thanks for your responses-
I too have my own site which functions as an archive of my artworks- painting, printmaking, photography, as well as a blog which allows me to write and share various...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By tajart
hosting sites

anybody had time to read the new terms of service with regard to the impending sale of yahoo and how it will effect users on flickr?

i remember a few years ago many people left flickr for other...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,220
Posted By tajart
or to another brand?

or to another brand?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,092
Posted By tajart
50s

over the years i have had several 50 crons starting way back w collapsable thread mounts, a rigid, a dual-range w eyes, a couple different v5s w the built in hood (which i liked), and currently a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
X100s

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2906/32907360613_2874501a89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S8UPQr)

River Walk - Chicago (https://flic.kr/p/S8UPQr) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 50,702
Posted By tajart
Waterman & MB 149

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2859/32693395574_4639c667be_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RP1cu3)
Two Pens (https://flic.kr/p/RP1cu3) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2017
Replies: 947
Views: 187,741
Posted By tajart
Trainspotter

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2950/33421146756_2dc7e8ee04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SVj7yd)

Trainspotter 2007 (https://flic.kr/p/SVj7yd) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-17-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2387/32573944450_eec6bd1c8b_b.jpg

(https://flic.kr/p/RCrYPU)Budd Inlet (https://flic.kr/p/RCrYPU) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
very nice. works on so many levels. also brings...

very nice. works on so many levels. also brings to mind Hopper. bravo
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
love so much about this image. bravo!

love so much about this image. bravo!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
moving water

This is the final frame of this session, subtle differences in each frame, if you've looked at others in the series.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2495/32887510966_440e0bd461_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-12-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

Returned again today to observe how the river and falls were behaving. Amazed at how much the water level had dropped in just two days....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

Today's visit to a local spot I return to time and again. Recent weather has put the river at flood stage and is the highest I've seen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8,268
Posted By tajart
m7 love

congratulations on getting another m7.
it is the one leica i bought new. it never missed a beat and i loved using it. i take it out to exercise the shutter now and again...as i do with it's chrome...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-28-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/540/32453473221_c15b580452_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RrNwVK)

Tahoma Sunrise Shadow (https://flic.kr/p/RrNwVK) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-28-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 11,620
Posted By tajart
TomA

using Tom's favorite font: TomA as seen on many of his images.

and suggestion #2, again using his favorite font: T&T or TnT
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,579
Posted By tajart
light meters

I've had good luck with Gossen over the years. The one I have looks like what is currently called Gossen Sixtomat. While not small nor large, its form factor is about like a cell phone. Speaking of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-25-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/354/31757385581_bbe6f1eeb4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QohUjH)

Solstice Sunrise (https://flic.kr/p/QohUjH) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-04-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

[/IMG]


https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5765/31386514036_26db154d0f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PPw68J)

Lighted Boat Parade 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/PPw68J) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 14,145
Posted By tajart
16-50

one more from this sweet little lens on an XE-2



https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8587/29574212632_ec43a15756_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/M4nz4N)

Vancouver, B.C. (https://flic.kr/p/M4nz4N) by Thomas ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 14,145
Posted By tajart
16-50

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8159/29605163951_f88abce623_b.jpg

(https://flic.kr/p/M77cPe)Light & Space (https://flic.kr/p/M77cPe) by
Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 14,145
Posted By tajart
16-50

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8546/29969687021_506b98640b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MEjtPK)

Pulp Mill (https://flic.kr/p/MEjtPK) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 14,145
Posted By tajart
16-50

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5674/29913093613_a2af6a063a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mzjqzk)Tahoma Sunrise (https://flic.kr/p/Mzjqzk) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-07-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5442/30853565725_a957289783_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P1qAaK)

Falls 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/P1qAaK) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-05-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

thanks DwF,
the 1st one is more graphic and the space is more contained, and could have been emphasized more with cropping the top edge.
i'm just getting to know this lens, coming from the 16-50...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-04-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5823/30154823684_fcd0ea609e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MWFmvb)

Tumwater Falls 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/MWFmvb) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-30-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5729/30640858696_594c169dca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NFCpMb)Mt. Tahoma, Oct 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/NFCpMb) by Thomas Johnston...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-29-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,486
Posted By tajart
18-55

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5662/30562206211_a68e8ac640_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NyFi8R)

Chime (https://flic.kr/p/NyFi8R) by Thomas Johnston (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By tajart
light meter app

i've had good luck w pocket light meter. like that it also read color temps.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By tajart
my bad

bad typo on my part. thanks for correcting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By tajart
nikor nikkor

i recall too that the nikormat was for the Japanese market while the nikkormat was sold internationally...

i had a nikormat during the 90s and now have a nikkormat
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,636
Posted By tajart
and to add another example sort of: a friend who...

and to add another example sort of:
a friend who is well known in the photo community was on a road trip, photographing in the southern Calif desert. taking a break in a local diner, he was about to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2016
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,505
Posted By tajart
shootingshooters

Have to admit a long fascination with this topic. here are a couple recent walk in Seattle:

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7436/27124264202_6c0f1a6849_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HjSWKC)
reflection...
Forum: RFF News 04-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,445
Posted By tajart
yard sale

Somewhat related, at least in what one comes across- in this case, a friend of my father-in-law, no longer shooting, had a "few things" he was thinking of selling. I made a date to see what he might...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,344
Posted By tajart
web

click on my sig to go to mine.
I have a wordpress.org site hosted on DreamHost.com

I use a Klasik-child theme template which is one of the one's included with the wordpress themes. From there I...
Forum: Photo Software 02-26-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,749
Posted By tajart
post process

After trying various programs over the years, what I've arrived at is using Capture One (9) and PhotoShop CC via the Adobe program for photographers @ $10 a month. I like certain aspects of each...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-10-2016
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
X-100S in PDX

from an afternoon walking around Portland's Alberta neighborhood[url=https://flic.kr/p/Dyj5Ny]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/24650856460_f277c9afd5_b.jpg ("[IMG)PDX-Blue...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-21-2015
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By tajart
X100s

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/22894910500_332a098308_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AT9pfd)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By tajart
IIIg

when i found this late example in a local camera store and held it, i had to have it. i sent it off to DAG for a rebuild. it illustrates one of the original lens/body combinations. Elmar 50/f2.8...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,125
Posted By tajart
and it seems like your exif info will support...

and it seems like your exif info will support dates and frame #sequence, before cleaning/after cleaning. it does seem that an authorized leica dealer is responsible for knowledgeable service. i've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,122
Posted By tajart
tumblr

as a supplement to my website

arttaj.tumblr.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By tajart
blogs

I have a self-hosted website on Dreamhost using Wordpress.org. Dreamhost has responded immediately when I've had a problem- fixed, without big problems on my end. I'm glad I went with them and will...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 28,016
Posted By tajart
actuations

have a look at this thread:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m9-forum/350007-m-9-shutter-actuations.html
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,969
Posted By tajart
follow up

to follow up, Leica, NJ confirmed the problem, "the dynamic range of the sensor was greatly exceeded and this banding is an after-effect of pixels being quite overly saturated with exposure." (the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,969
Posted By tajart
wt?

i'd only heard and read about the dreaded green line syndrome, and thought it was something a bit different looking as i hadn't seen any examples posted.
i had an M8 before the M9, and this has been...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,969
Posted By tajart
what the ??? M9 Green Stripe

here is something i haven't experienced or seen before, and it only happened on this one exposure (thankfully).
M9, Summicron 28 @f2.
any...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,326
Posted By tajart
Pacific Image XA/XE

I had high hopes for the PI-XE, knowing full well that the 10K would mean interpolated. The price is really decent. I ordered one, and my first scan at 5000 was exciting, from a Kodachrome image that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 16,030
Posted By tajart
Xe

I had high hopes for this scanner, knowing full well that the 10K would mean interpolated. The price is really decent. I ordered one, and my first scan at 5000 was exciting, from a Kodachrome image...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,449
Posted By tajart
website

one feature i enjoy is how on the home page, when you scroll over an image, information comes up. seems like this could be an interesting feature on all images as a way to show title, date,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By tajart
pro printing

i've had access to an Epson 7900 and have been very pleased with the results. As others have noted, the correct profiles for the paper, are critical, as well as numerous other adjustments. Lots of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2014
Replies: 259
Views: 39,611
Posted By tajart
autoportrait

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3620/12997376735_4d7b67c08b.jpg (http://flic.kr/p/kNwXhk)

on the road in the afternoon light with the hexar af f/2 @70 mph
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2014
Replies: 259
Views: 39,611
Posted By tajart
an older selfie

http://www.arttaj.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/tj-wkrm4kabc1.jpg
in the workroom of the atelier -paris
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,541
Posted By tajart
25 thread

to see a few examples of images from the 25, have a look here: http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2296249#post2296249
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,541
Posted By tajart
25 skopar

oh yeah! one great lens. i had this lens three times...before finally realizing that it really is one of the great ones, even though only f4. i loved it on film, i loved it on the rd-1, and finally...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-30-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,375
Posted By tajart
processing

raid, thanks for looking and your comment.

we all have our own ways of working, trying to find ways to present what we see. what i do toward that end is:
a: shoot raw format.
b. open and process dng...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 20,749
Posted By tajart
8100 vs 8200 plustek

as a scanner for 35 mm slides and negative, it looks like the main difference between these two models is the infrared channel in the 8200.

the infrared channel is primarily to aid in dust...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-30-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,375
Posted By tajart
setting wb

raid, you asked about setting wb in camera:
when i moved from the m8, which i really enjoyed, to the m9, which i also really enjoy, i did some reading on thorsten overgaard's website. i started using...
Forum: Photo Software 12-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By tajart
PS/LR offer

I recently upgraded my software programs (CS6 and C1-7) and use each for different things in my working method.

As I understand it, there is one special offer for photographers, PS & LR, a cloud...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By tajart
update of website

i recently had my initial site infrastructure updated while maintaining much of the original content.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,409
Posted By tajart
Art

Art is what artists do
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,309
Posted By tajart
M7

I really like my M7, which I bought when they were first released. Never ever had a problem with it. It is smooth, quiet, dependable, and I've never been stranded due to battery issues.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,080
Posted By tajart
Web hosting

The one I'm using is on my "about" page where I also acknowledge Wordpress. Took me "some" time to design it and figure out how to make it work, and what I want it to do. It's still a work in...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-20-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,699
Posted By tajart
Another app for processing raw files on iOS...

Another app for processing raw files on iOS devices is PhotoRaw. There is a free, Lite, version to give you an idea how it works for you....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,382
Posted By tajart
I joined Flickr just before the changes were...

I joined Flickr just before the changes were announced, so I missed out on the pro membership... With the changes there I decided to try both F and I, to see how drastic the differences are, if...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2013
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,411
Posted By tajart
m9 summicron 35 (8-element)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8732121441_8e215e0e22_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8732121441/)
San Rafael (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8732121441/) by arttaj...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2013
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,411
Posted By tajart
m9/cv50/1.5

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8741862154_166ef25a25_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8741862154/)
Noe Valley Flowers '13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8741862154/)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By tajart
Wordpress

I set up my site using WP dot org as a way to share some of my images and experiences. I want the emphasis to be on the works as opposed to a blog. I renamed the blog area to "words" which allows me...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-24-2013
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,411
Posted By tajart
black building-white writing

this is a place i return to from time to time, to record the changes this surface undergoes; from the white writing, graffiti, blisters, as well as the light during different seasons and times of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 2,854
Posted By tajart
Blogs

Here is my approach, using WordPress.
http://arttaj.com
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,719
Posted By tajart
Mmmmmm, like all of you, I've tried a variety...

Mmmmmm, like all of you, I've tried a variety wides on a variety of m bodies.
Having been a longtime fan of the 28 fov, I was reluctant to go to the 21, on film, but I tried it when the 21 Kobaluxes...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2013
Replies: 1,819
Views: 290,411
Posted By tajart
Exciting to see the rich variety of work...

Exciting to see the rich variety of work presented here.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,681
Posted By tajart
M-arrival date

from my source...fwiw, April if the firmware bugs get tweaked to their standards, as they dont want to release before it is right...and worst case, as late as June. I'm on the list for a chrome, but...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,970
Posted By tajart
25/4

The cv 25/4 pretty much lives on my m8.
I started with it when it was first out, on my film leicas, thread & m bodies, and then on my rd-1. I kept coming back to it, selling it three times before...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-10-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 23,250
Posted By tajart
Please keep us posted when you get one, etc. I...

Please keep us posted when you get one, etc.
I use the plain old M8 and really enjoy it for my kind of shooting. The last firmware upgrade eliminated the one problem I had before, which was locking...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-21-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By tajart
I don't remember what the warranty period is on...

I don't remember what the warranty period is on them, but it might be worth a visit to your apple store to see if it is defective. They've been good about replacing products during the warranty...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-21-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By tajart
Mm

My mm has worked fine since I got nearly 2 years ago. I put fresh batteries in it every 6-9 months. It seems to go to sleep when not in use; I never bother with turning it off either. Love the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By tajart
i too agree. I use a 35 on my MP/.85 and love it....

i too agree.
I use a 35 on my MP/.85 and love it. I'm no expert, but when I use the 21, the external finder mounts fine...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,723
Posted By tajart
Fair price

This seems like a very fair price for all that is included and fewer than 7,000 actuations. I already have one so I'd say anyone looking for an M8, this is one someone should grab up.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By tajart
Hello Gary, I just want to chime in and tell the...

Hello Gary,
I just want to chime in and tell the group how pleased I was with the beautiful cleaning you did for me on my old rigid 50 Summicron.

Would your experiment work on the M2 as well?

Tom...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-02-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 27,573
Posted By tajart
In addition to the image quality it renders, I...

In addition to the image quality it renders, I love how compact it is. The thread mount version on leica thread mounts make such a great film setup.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 27,573
Posted By tajart
this is one of my favorite lenses. i foolishly...

this is one of my favorite lenses. i foolishly sold my thread mount version...and finally settled on the m-mount version which i use on an m8. a couple examples are posted over at:...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By tajart
i'm using mine as is, i.e., with none of the...

i'm using mine as is, i.e., with none of the upgrades. i thought i would like to have the sapphire glass, but a flimsy little screen protector has stayed on and done it's job. when i was looking,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,652
Posted By tajart
28s

i had the v3, loved it...traded it toward something else.
currently have the v4 and love it. while larger than the asph version, it seems to be about the same size as the 28 summicron, but less...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2010
Replies: 137
Views: 14,609
Posted By tajart
m8

i'm happy with the m8 i got. originally i was waiting (saving up) for an m8.2, but got a plain old original, one owner m8, which came with a sixty day warranty from my dealer. i had to send it in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 12,525
Posted By tajart
25/4

i've had a couple different snapshots, chrome and then black; sold one to a friend then bought it back, then traded it for a black one...foolishly sold it...but last week bought the current m-mount...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,269
Posted By tajart
the specific shop i saw a couple in was photo...

the specific shop i saw a couple in was photo care at 41 West 22nd Street.
nice knowledgeable staff w good inventory or used leica glass. last week they had 2 or 3 used m8s on the shelf.
disclaimer:...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-24-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,269
Posted By tajart
both are nice

i enjoyed my rd1 thoroughly; a fun camera to use, and mine was trouble free.
sold it and bought a used m8, and i'm loving it, especially after it's return from nj.
i was in nyc last week and saw...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-20-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6,491
Posted By tajart
the original m8 came in black chrome or silver...

the original m8 came in black chrome or silver chrome,
the m8.2 is black paint or silver chrome.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2010
Replies: 419
Views: 79,594
Posted By tajart
travels w iphone

somedays my iphone is the only camera i have with me. here are some images from "travels w iphone."
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By tajart
c1

try contacting them via customer service and explaining. they should have all your serial# info in their files.
i found them very helpful with sorting out a registration question i had regarding...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-19-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By tajart
thought i'd include an image from the ltm version...

thought i'd include an image from the ltm version 15/4.5
shot w/o viewfinder (though chimping helped with framing the composition), put the focus at closest distance, stopped down and shot a few....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By tajart
sherry

she is great to talk with on the phone as is dag.
both she and dag have done wonderful work on my cameras.
knowing they always have a lot of work on their benches i never expect fast turn around, and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-17-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,831
Posted By tajart
OH YEAH! can't wait to see some of the results.

OH YEAH! can't wait to see some of the results.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-09-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 5,602
Posted By tajart
still have

yes from me too. it is such a nice camera to use, very natural and easy to use. it just keeps on going, and going. glad i have it. would i like to have an m8/9, of course. but in the meantime i'm...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By tajart
if i may,...as an rd-1 user, i've been interested...

if i may,...as an rd-1 user, i've been interested in 4/3rds, and as a way of introducing myself to that experience i picked up an oly 330 as i also had some leica r-lenses. realizing that this isn't...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-05-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By tajart
spots

dust on the lens, front or rear element, or filter?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 14,413
Posted By tajart
28s

as i recall, both versions 3 & 4, are pretty similar in size, and close to the 28 summicron. the current elmarit 28 asph is very nice, and a very nice size.
as in my earlier post, i'm happy to have...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 14,413
Posted By tajart
elmarit 28

28 is one of my all around favorite focal lengths, especially on film, and very nice on the rd1. i currently have the version 4, and it is definitely sweet, it handles light beautifully. i had a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By tajart
paris loves

my experiences in paris have pretty much always been positive; the only times when a situation could have been interpreted as "rude," was a result of my lack of understanding or ability to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 3,439
Posted By tajart
item

would it be worthwhile to post the link to your original ad or item description and serial number in case it shows up for sale somewhere?
sympathies as well.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-11-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,515
Posted By tajart
photos of

nice to see pictures taken w 21s.
in another thread, http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74404
are pictures of rd1s with a variety of lenses. post #3 has a jpeg of my rd1 with...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,284
Posted By tajart
here is mine

here is mine
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By tajart
raw proc

i started with acr and then started using epson's which i like and seem to get better results than with acr. i have recently be experimenting (learning) with Andrey Tverdokhleb's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By tajart
i've heard that cameras housed in their old cases...

i've heard that cameras housed in their old cases could suffer pitting from the tannin used in preparing the leather. As the story was told, and this was some years ago, it was said many a collector...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-01-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By tajart
new in the box for a decent price...from a local...

new in the box for a decent price...from a local source?
have you seen it first hand or had a chance to handle it? is the seller reputable? return privileges?

i too had reservations about buying a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-31-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 22,368
Posted By tajart
patina

the paint on my rd1 seems to be fine, no chipping...
if the bodies were brass would people be as concerned about the black paint wearing? you can always touch up light wear marks with a sharpie...or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By tajart
thanks. thats next weekend. glad i thought to ask.

thanks. thats next weekend. glad i thought to ask.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By tajart
puget sound dates 2009?

anyone know dates for the puyuallap show this year?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-29-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By tajart
another vote for the 4th version elmarit, a...

another vote for the 4th version elmarit, a beauty of a lens. my experience with 28s progressed from the cv28/3.5 (which i still have) followed by the 3rd v. elmarit (which i really liked) to my...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-20-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By tajart
there used to be a shop on blvd port royal that...

there used to be a shop on blvd port royal that always had good stuff in their used cabinet- i recall they were called "photo pro." i don't know if they are still open, or their reputation, but they...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By tajart
i have two, 3.5 & 2.8 thread mounts, both of...

i have two, 3.5 & 2.8 thread mounts, both of which seem like they would be too deep when collapsed, though i don't know for certain since i didn't want to take a chance of pushing up against the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By tajart
I recall that the default for "film" is optimized...

I recall that the default for "film" is optimized for basic or general all around shooting and three that can be adjusted to suit one's own preferences. As default settings I think they were...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By tajart
yes, thats what i've been doing, assuming the...

yes, thats what i've been doing, assuming the shutter count hasn't been reset
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By tajart
shutter actuations

along with questions about shutter problems, serial numbers and other things rd1, i thought i'd post a question about what your shutter actuation count is for early 2009:

mine is just at 7,000...and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By tajart
only as an occasional visitor- at the moment at...

only as an occasional visitor- at the moment at least.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By tajart
raw-jpeg

when i convert from raw to jpeg it all looks good.
i notice that the jpeg that you included originally, looks good, higher contrast and very crisp.

when i look at the file info i find that my jpeg...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By tajart
i'll do that next. i was only curious about which...

i'll do that next.
i was only curious about which lens you used. i have the fat-tele 90- very nice on the rd1.
back in a few.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By tajart
framelines

i've joined the wear glasses when shooting club...
with the 28 framelines indicated, i have to really get the eyeglass close to look in to specifically see all of the frameline. but in practice, for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By tajart
lens

which lens did you use for this image?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By tajart
raw-jpeg

hello again,
i downloaded your files and opened them in cs2 on my mac, using the epson plugin to convert the raw file. when looking at both the raw file and the jpeg, both look fine on my monitor,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By tajart
i used to work in the atelier (gravure) that was...

i used to work in the atelier (gravure) that was in the building of your "and finally some concrete."
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By tajart
raw=+jpeg

have you considered shooting raw+jpeg?

i find my raw files processed with the epson software more rewarding than when converted in my old version of cs2 using the plugin...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By tajart
more paris

thanks for looking and the comments. paris has such a rich tradition of photography... i try not to take the usual tourist shots, but this time i was seduced by the blue lights of the tour eiffel and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-03-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 14,842
Posted By tajart
21 kobalux

thought i'd share an image from one of my former studios taken with the kobalux... this lens went to a rff member who was my introduction here.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-28-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By tajart
paris, again

another night shot
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By tajart
rd1 in paris

just returned from paris and have started post processing raw files from the rd1 and elmarit 21, and thought i'd share this image from the grand palais one night last week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,889
Posted By tajart
rapidwinders

more praise for tom's rapidwinders as per above comments.
don't leave home without it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-14-2008
Replies: 162
Views: 21,711
Posted By tajart
serial #

my RD1 is 002305

tomj in paris
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By tajart
i think you're correct in the time period, 1965....

i think you're correct in the time period, 1965. were these the klansmen, some of who might have finally been convicted a couple years ago? i have a vague memory of the image in the mass media and i...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By tajart
police poster

does anyone know who took this photograph?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By tajart
diopters

i remember seeing a thread a while back discussing this topic and referencing nikon diopters that fit the rd1... my search yielded pages and pages of threads on this topic. some recommend contacting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,084
Posted By tajart
shutter problem

what a strange occurrence. i just went and checked to see if mine did or would do that and it didn't.
mine is one of the early ones, the only m i've had the luxury to be the first owner of. it has...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-30-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,886
Posted By tajart
i'd be curious to know how many bought new, demo,...

i'd be curious to know how many bought new, demo, or used m8.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-09-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Posted By tajart
rd1 macro

set up my old reprovit and stuck the rd1 on it, shooting through the focotar-2. raw file resized to jpeg for web.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,424
Posted By tajart
wide

here is a recent 15 on the rd1, raw monochrome w red filter, processed w epson raw converter; and in color
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-05-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,936
Posted By tajart
i vote for the next rd1/rff users meeting to be...

i vote for the next rd1/rff users meeting to be at your place.
tomj
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By tajart
you might give this a try: after taking a...

you might give this a try:

after taking a picture, look at it on your lcd screen, then look again through the viewfinder, paying particular attention to the frame lines you are using, and how much...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-01-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By tajart
exif data

i was looking at the metadata for some files when i was using a flash recently and found that the camera data lists the flash as "no function."

also, metering mode is listed as "center weighted." is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By tajart
elmar 35mm f/3.5 is about the most compact i've...

elmar 35mm f/3.5 is about the most compact i've come across.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By tajart
thanks for the info- i shoot primarily in raw...

thanks for the info- i shoot primarily in raw mode, seldom use jpeg any longer. i attempt to use my rd1 like it is a film camera, screen closed and no chimping while shooting. Edit during...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By tajart
rd1 film settings

does anyone in this forum adjust the "film settings" from the default settings? and if so, what do you find works well to satisfy your specific vision?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By tajart
i've heard of pitting caused by the tannins in...

i've heard of pitting caused by the tannins in the old cases, on cameras stored and not used regularly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By tajart
yes, that was the place, and it definitely had...

yes, that was the place, and it definitely had the feeling like it had been a lively place in earlier times...not unlike other shops in other urban areas.
cale, followed your link and liked seeing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By tajart
Cincinati Ms

I was in Cincinati last week, primarily to see Zaha Hadid's beautiful building for contemporary art. I came across a camera store on 7th ave., near the museum, with a clean looking M6 and an M3 kit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,601
Posted By tajart
21s

anyone have any thoughts on the older sa 21/4, and, is it too deep to use in the newer leica bodies?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By tajart
i like the versatility of changing lenses and...

i like the versatility of changing lenses and what the crop factor yields, yesterday i limited my use to one lens, my elmarit 28, 4th version, while walking around chicago and taking the architecture...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By tajart
both

i agree, i'd say keep them both.
one of my all time favorites was my former IIf.
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