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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By sojournerphoto
Seems a pity that they didn't take the...

Seems a pity that they didn't take the opportunity to improve the M10 viewfinder to the same level as that of the Ikon. That was my big hope, along with the smaller body.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2017
Replies: 531
Views: 39,497
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'm using an old 6 by 7 enlarger with a copy...

I'm using an old 6 by 7 enlarger with a copy stand adaptor. Enlarger £12. Copy stand adaptor £25 new. Lightpad - more, but it does bigger than 8x10

Pentax K1d plus 100mm macro is able to make sharp...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-19-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By sojournerphoto
Given I'm in the U.K. The collapsing pound...

Given I'm in the U.K. The collapsing pound doesn't help. Still cheaper than a Kolari A7r2 though
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-18-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By sojournerphoto
I had two that I sold and regret. Sometime I will...

I had two that I sold and regret. Sometime I will almost certainly buy another.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,656
Posted By sojournerphoto
Exactly, and how I use my Yashica 35MC and Leica...

Exactly, and how I use my Yashica 35MC and Leica MDA. Everything that can be preset is, and then it's just frame and shoot. 35mm film at f8 to 16 is much much more forgiving of minor focus errors...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've rung Zeiss and wound up talks g with the...

I've rung Zeiss and wound up talks g with the engineers, in English. They gave me an excellent impression - interested and enthusiastic, as well as obviously knowing what their doing. Given Zeiss is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,459
Posted By sojournerphoto
No. When Mike me was replaced it was just...

No. When Mike me was replaced it was just returned with a short note that I didn't even think to keep. No one would have viewed that as evidence in any case. On the other hand, if you've bought one...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2017
Replies: 422
Views: 133,614
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thank you Brendan, for such lovely pictures that...

Thank you Brendan, for such lovely pictures that remind me why I like the planar on my M4 so much.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By sojournerphoto
From a buying perspective Ffordes seem pretty...

From a buying perspective Ffordes seem pretty straight and fair, so no reason to expect otherwise as a seller I think.

eBay is a complete pain, reckon on costs being close to 15% and you'll be about...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,093
Posted By sojournerphoto
This is one of my favourite...

This is one of my favourite books

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andre-Kertesz-Polaroids-Andr%C3%A9-Kert%C3%A9sz/dp/0393065642

I find it calming and inspirational. Simple, beautiful, melancholic and yet...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,472
Posted By sojournerphoto
This is one aspect of the use of current...

This is one aspect of the use of current technology to document today, rather than falling back into the past. It doesn't stop me using film, but I know that it's anachronistic other than for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,710
Posted By sojournerphoto
Ah yes. Just today dug out some Kodachrome from...

Ah yes. Just today dug out some Kodachrome from 1995 - Victoria Falls. Sky looks ok on the light of, so I suspect the shadows are black. Looking forward to scanning them with my K1 tomorrow.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By sojournerphoto
A nice M4, with original Leica leather case!, to...

A nice M4, with original Leica leather case!, to keep my M4 type MDa company. Having had a clearout I needed an actual rangefinder rather than the scale focus MDa alone. Currently wearing my Planar...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,583
Posted By sojournerphoto
Colour never is just difficult I think. There are...

Colour never is just difficult I think. There are several aspects:

The orange mask is actually a density dependent mask and not constant. There are a couple of places on the web where removing this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-16-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,472
Posted By sojournerphoto
What is clear is that process matters to artists

What is clear is that process matters to artists
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-15-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,472
Posted By sojournerphoto
Couldn't agree more. I use film and digital...

Couldn't agree more. I use film and digital cameras. Recently I shot a project day for my older daughters music teaching group. Inside in very poor fluorescent light. My Pentax K1 produced amazingly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By sojournerphoto
100 2.8 - super lens and will give you a bit more...

100 2.8 - super lens and will give you a bit more working distance than the 50
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-10-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Just found this old thread and have, this weekend...

Just found this old thread and have, this weekend started some sale scanning with the K1. So far it has worked really well and makes nice files from 35mm or 6x7 negs in single shot mode with pixel...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-07-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 10,263
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've just started with my Pentax K1, Pentax 100...

I've just started with my Pentax K1, Pentax 100 macro and using pixelshift. Only done 1 frame so far, and that just laid on the light box, but was actually reasonably impressive e for a first go....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,372
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've got a couple pinhole cameras in 4x5 and 5x7,...

I've got a couple pinhole cameras in 4x5 and 5x7, from Noon in Poland and another from a Greek eBay seller. Both are. I spy made, very wide angle and I hope will get some use over the coming months....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2017
Replies: 3,029
Views: 480,801
Posted By sojournerphoto
Excellent, the windmill is iconic. An enduring...

Excellent, the windmill is iconic. An enduring memory of my time traveling through too many (22!) years ago

Mike
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 7,225
Posted By sojournerphoto
A read of Sean Reid on small sensor cameras is...

A read of Sean Reid on small sensor cameras is worth while - a few years old, but still as useful as ever

Mike
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,791
Posted By sojournerphoto
Sharpening is an interesting challenge nad there...

Sharpening is an interesting challenge nad there are lots of 'gurus', who are happy to help.

One of the photo mags in the U.K. This week is suggesting meeting capture sharpening settings between 80...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,861
Posted By sojournerphoto
Without any knowledge of this change, I sold my...

Without any knowledge of this change, I sold my M9 and Monochrom a few weeks ago, but if I still had them I'd be inclined to submit them for checking. The M9 had a replacement original sensor just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,009
Posted By sojournerphoto
The mask is the challenge. There is a photoshop...

The mask is the challenge. There is a photoshop action that does calculations somewhere in the moving picture hinterlands of the internet that I mean to adapt one day. Hopefullly it can be used with...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-08-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By sojournerphoto
Like those very much. I don't need the...

Like those very much. I don't need the camera/film details, although the film itself is nice, but love the pictures.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By sojournerphoto
Even in the north of England I used SR44 in...

Even in the north of England I used SR44 in winter. They work better in the cold. The single battery is also better.

Wonderful camera, even though mine has recently gone. It was a shame to sell it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By sojournerphoto
Be interesting. I always preferred 80s at 64 and...

Be interesting. I always preferred 80s at 64 and with careful Dev. It is, as said above, pretty contrasty already.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
Posted By sojournerphoto
I had a color-skopar 35 that I regret selling....

I had a color-skopar 35 that I regret selling. Nice little lens.

Usual suspects for an R2a - ffordes (currently nothing) eBay, real camera company in Manchester and luck.

I've got an R3m 250...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 5,834
Posted By sojournerphoto
Agree, 35 framelines are a challenge on M4 with...

Agree, 35 framelines are a challenge on M4 with glasses. I use mine as a 50 camera. The Zeiss Ikon, or a smaller magnification viewfinder (Leica 0.58 or Voigtlander R4 at 0.5) are the answer.

Mike
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-16-2016
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,893
Posted By sojournerphoto
Something like...

Something like this;)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Leica_MDa_img_1841.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-18-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
Looking very good. I've just managed to get mine...

Looking very good. I've just managed to get mine off to BackAlley, after a few hectic weeks. I'll leave it to Joe to post up pictures.

Mike
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've got a lovely 250 Jahre kit - R3m with 50/2...

I've got a lovely 250 Jahre kit - R3m with 50/2 collapsible Heliar in black paint. Also have the never ready case as well and the box etc.

I keep meaning to sell it, as I have a 50 sonnar and planar...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4,551
Posted By sojournerphoto
Actually, I think there is a case for using auto...

Actually, I think there is a case for using auto DR (selects between 100 and 200) when shooting raw if you are using auto exposure and auto iso. In this case, auto DR can help maximise exposure (I.e....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 5,403
Posted By sojournerphoto
Agree the xpro2 works well with widish manual...

Agree the xpro2 works well with widish manual lenses prefigured.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 5,403
Posted By sojournerphoto
The only practical reason to purchase any Leica...

The only practical reason to purchase any Leica RF is because you prefer the RF window finder with a manual focus patch to through the lens viewing. Weight, size, noise and cost are all clearly able...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-18-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've also got a Canon fd 28/2.8 that I use on an...

I've also got a Canon fd 28/2.8 that I use on an adaptor. That has an aperture ring and can be reasonably zone focused, but it's much bigger.

Mike
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-18-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By sojournerphoto
Brilliant alround lens. Small, light, sharp and,...

Brilliant alround lens. Small, light, sharp and, importantly, a very nice field of view.

Focus can be a bit clunky, but not really slow on the XP2, just noisy.

On the XP2 the ovf framelines have a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-14-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 28,662
Posted By sojournerphoto
One of the reasons I'm thinking about the light...

One of the reasons I'm thinking about the light source - I am currently wondering the the LPL colour head will be adaptable.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-14-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 28,662
Posted By sojournerphoto
Dr Tebi, your build is inspirational! I am...

Dr Tebi, your build is inspirational!

I am about to start working on an initial set up and have a Pentax K1 and 100 macro lens due, together with an LPL C6700 and copy adaptor also due...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,538
Posted By sojournerphoto
Or, perhaps, the developer is just exhausted...

Or, perhaps, the developer is just exhausted after 10 minutes;)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-09-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,330
Posted By sojournerphoto
Friend of.mine made.a.lovely sweep panoramic...

Friend of.mine made.a.lovely sweep panoramic fromthe saddle as rode through a very busy Cambridge a few months.ago, I was impressed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 3,868
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think that you're pretty well spot on. I've...

I think that you're pretty well spot on.

I've concluded that I like film rangefinders for the very pure photographic process - manual focus where I want, a clear view through the finder and manual...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-09-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,047
Posted By sojournerphoto
I wonder how much is because everyone expected...

I wonder how much is because everyone expected the Xt2 to cost less than the XP2?
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-08-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 9,318
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've been using Amount 25 to 30, usually...

I've been using

Amount 25 to 30, usually 25
Radius 0.5 up to 0.7 at iso 3200
Detail 100 down to 70 at high iso
Masking 0 up to 50 at high iso

Seems to give a nice clean output. I don't like the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-07-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,529
Posted By sojournerphoto
I tend to use 'Classic Chrome' when I'm shooting...

I tend to use 'Classic Chrome' when I'm shooting colour with my XP2. Usually, though, just apply it in Lightroom and work from there. Actually the adobe profile is OK as well.

Mike
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-07-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think that inkjet is fine

I think that inkjet is fine
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-07-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'm in. PM sent. Thanks MAuro Mike

I'm in. PM sent.

Thanks MAuro

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By sojournerphoto
Umm, M4 10 ch

Umm, M4

10 ch
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By sojournerphoto
Fantastic Macro, thanks. Everything you say is...

Fantastic Macro, thanks.

Everything you say is right, particularly including the new and old friends

Mike
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-03-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,594
Posted By sojournerphoto
My M9 ccd was replaced last year by Leica having...

My M9 ccd was replaced last year by Leica having suffered from a crack. It took a couple of months. They checked my Monochrom over at the same time. No charge.

Mike
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-01-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 5,209
Posted By sojournerphoto
I have an original MM and M9. I agree, apart from...

I have an original MM and M9. I agree, apart from the high iso there is a real gain from not having a Bayer filter and demosaic requirement. The gain is partly resolution, but the perception is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By sojournerphoto
I always fancied an Ikon SW, but I picked up an...

I always fancied an Ikon SW, but I picked up an old MDa for much less than I saw any SW advertised and so am happy with that now. I've really grown to like the scale/zone focus approach for wide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,525
Posted By sojournerphoto
Be fine - framing is only approximate in any...

Be fine - framing is only approximate in any case. Enjoy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,692
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'd love to do another - I seem to be getting...

I'd love to do another - I seem to be getting back to some picture making again since I got the printer up and running.

Be great to make contact again Mauro, too

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
I fear they'll be rubbing their own noses in the...

I fear they'll be rubbing their own noses in the mud too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Tonight I feel bereft and ashamed to be seen as...

Tonight I feel bereft and ashamed to be seen as english. I am sorry for what we and the world has lost - the hope that we could build a better world together.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
For anyone who thinks that such a small margin...

For anyone who thinks that such a small margin and less than 50% of the electorate is insufficient to make such a momentous decision, there is a petition on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Some o db us already realise. I have nothing...

Some o db us already realise.

I have nothing more to say.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-23-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3,907
Posted By sojournerphoto
Uwe Steinmuller was happy with it

Uwe Steinmuller was happy with it
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
And Yorkshire - it already has a national...

And Yorkshire - it already has a national newspaper
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Sadly true, but inevitable when a government...

Sadly true, but inevitable when a government (ridiculously!) decides to call a referendum on such a very complex, but easily hijacked issue.

The leave campaign has deliberately adopted 'project...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Cal Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Now I...

Cal

Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Now I understand the context of your comment, I find myself in agreement. The 'bunkering', as you describe it, of the super wealthy in London, New York and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
No, Sadly, the leaders in both sides of the...

No, Sadly, the leaders in both sides of the debate show little sign of driving such a change. Hence, in part, my preference for in as a constraint on the more neoliberal approaches of the current...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
The changes you identify are part of a much...

The changes you identify are part of a much wider, global change on the balance of power and accommodation between capital and labour. There is some robust and recent economic research on this. One...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks for sharing this link David. A good...

Thanks for sharing this link David. A good article, as the 'long Reads' often are.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Another, definitely final, thought. A colleague...

Another, definitely final, thought.

A colleague has voted out against my in and yet we shar ethe same basic premise for our votes. We both hope that our preferred mode of government - sovereignty if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Finally, to Paulfish, I do not recognise the...

Finally, to Paulfish, I do not recognise the description of Europe you brought forwards. Yes, there are challenges in parts of our immigrant population (as indeed in our native population). There are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Quote Calzone 'Also know that many wealthy people...

Quote Calzone
'Also know that many wealthy people who are not Americans are laundering money and setting up what effectively are "bunkers" for themselves for when their home countries eventually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Mmm, I think that the Japanese manufacturers have...

Mmm, I think that the Japanese manufacturers have had more to do with the strong UK motor manufacturing industry (if we really need such a thing in light of climate change - Nissan's electric vehicle...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,614
Posted By sojournerphoto
Head angles a bit slack;) Enjoy and ride...

Head angles a bit slack;)

Enjoy and ride safe

Mike
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By sojournerphoto
Because it's older. 8000 was contemporary with...

Because it's older. 8000 was contemporary with the 4000. 5000 and 9000 were the last of the series.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-09-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks Shirley, really appreciate your...

Thanks Shirley, really appreciate your mention

Mike
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,396
Posted By sojournerphoto
Downside is that the weighting factors are...

Downside is that the weighting factors are actually functions of time, and probably discontinuous. This has the risk of being a branch of catastrophe theory;)


Work out need and want and then how...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,764
Posted By sojournerphoto
Was sort of hoping you'd just get an MDa instead;)

Was sort of hoping you'd just get an MDa instead;)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By sojournerphoto
I suspect the choice depends on how concerned you...

I suspect the choice depends on how concerned you are about a flat field and edge to edge sharpness. I'd just use an old Canon fd extension tube between my adaptor and an old fd lens.

Mike
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,378
Posted By sojournerphoto
If you read the whole comment that was exactly...

If you read the whole comment that was exactly what I said.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-02-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,378
Posted By sojournerphoto
Blowing of highlights is a metering issue, given...

Blowing of highlights is a metering issue, given the later comment about when working quickly. However, you're correct that if holding sky means shadows aren't recoverable then there is a lack of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,604
Posted By sojournerphoto
The rf I have that feels.most consistent with the...

The rf I have that feels.most consistent with the X-Pro2 is the Zeiss Ikon ZI. The fuji feels, to me, just like picking up my ZI, but with af. Agile, fast and natural are the words that spring Vb to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,378
Posted By sojournerphoto
This reflects poor default auto metering choices...

This reflects poor default auto metering choices by digital camera manufacturers, presumably, or an attempt to coerce a useable image out of poor dynamic range. That may sound extreme, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 9,435
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think it's fair to say that manual focus in a...

I think it's fair to say that manual focus in a fast moving environment has always been a bit of a lottery, whether with slr or rf. Zone focus and stopping down are ways around this, but low light...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By sojournerphoto
Shen Hao 5x7, 135, 210, 450, Gitzo - travel...

Shen Hao 5x7, 135, 210, 450, Gitzo - travel light;)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,005
Posted By sojournerphoto
One body, one lens avoids confusion. Of course...

One body, one lens avoids confusion. Of course you might miss some pictures, but make others
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 24,229
Posted By sojournerphoto
Funny, even with my XP2, I'd still like an M-A:)

Funny, even with my XP2, I'd still like an M-A:)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-26-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 25,281
Posted By sojournerphoto
Plus, better, Fuji style, integrated hybrid evf...

Plus, better, Fuji style, integrated hybrid evf solution alongside mechanical rf, in body stabilisation, super resolution, lower noise and, broadly equivalently, improved dynamic range.

If they have...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,288
Posted By sojournerphoto
It's just what it is. No need to worry about it...

It's just what it is. No need to worry about it or for anyone to get upset. None of us deserve a Leica (or substitute any other unnecessary good), it's just that some people that want one are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By sojournerphoto
I had one battery that would show 100% after...

I had one battery that would show 100% after charging and then would give a low battery warning at about 75%. After various attempts to recalibrate I gave up while my M9 was having a new.sensor and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By sojournerphoto
Congratulations. I've got number 83. It's a great...

Congratulations. I've got number 83. It's a great camera, amd perfect with the c-sonnar. I've got the leather body case, but no paperweight. Agree, the finder is superb and I've never had a problem...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,812
Posted By sojournerphoto
If, as advised by Fuji, the compression is...

If, as advised by Fuji, the compression is lossless, then there is no information loss as a result of the compresss/decompress operations and so it does not matter. Compressed raw should give you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'll try to add a bit more later, but, yes, we do...

I'll try to add a bit more later, but, yes, we do buy paintings and photos, ceramics bits of moulded wire...

When we like and can afford them.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'd rather buy a painting

In light of the Steve McCurry story and the generally insipid response of the photo world, I thought it worth throwing out a couple of thoughts:

- Photography evolved a language that stopped trying...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-13-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,979
Posted By sojournerphoto
I wrote a long response, but lost it through...

I wrote a long response, but lost it through inadvertent use of the 'back' button. However, the Google search for Steve McCurry lists stevemcurry.com as Steve McCurry, photojournalist. Even if his...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By sojournerphoto
What is critically sharp?

What is critically sharp?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By sojournerphoto
I suspect that recording.400lp/mm is in some.ways...

I suspect that recording.400lp/mm is in some.ways easier than seeing them. I can't imagine the latter without a microscope and then at extinguishing contrast. As such, no point in zeiss lying.

My...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,390
Posted By sojournerphoto
Yes, new features can be really useful if the...

Yes, new features can be really useful if the whole package works. I moved from slr to rangefinder, which I still love. Tried M4/3 but didn't get on with it, but love the fuji XP2. I shoot the XP2 in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-10-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,544
Posted By sojournerphoto
Somewhere on filmshooting.com there's a longish...

Somewhere on filmshooting.com there's a longish thread about removing the 'orange' mask. The challenge is that the mask is built from the underlying colour layers andso isn't easily removable using...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By sojournerphoto
Hp5 is in the MDA ;)

Hp5 is in the MDA ;)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks Narsuitus I'll think about the 18-55...

Thanks Narsuitus

I'll think about the 18-55 also. Should probably add the 18-135 to the review list, but my age leaves me doubtful of its optical capability...

Mike
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-09-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,032
Posted By sojournerphoto
Actually, my MDa doesn't have a rangefinder, but...

Actually, my MDa doesn't have a rangefinder, but natively mounts M lenses. It only exposes film though.

I wonder if that's a Leica M today?

:)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-07-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By sojournerphoto
16-55 f2.8 experience - on XP2?

Since getting my XP2 I've been very impressed with the body and, particularly, using it with the 35/2. Although I've not used a zoom lens for a few years I'm thinking about adding one for use as a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-04-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By sojournerphoto
Yes, the 2.8/25 is quite legendary. When Zeiss...

Yes, the 2.8/25 is quite legendary. When Zeiss were first building them they took one from the production line - no special selection - and recorded 400 lp/mm on Spur Orthopan microfilm at f4. I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-02-2016
Replies: 658
Views: 56,420
Posted By sojournerphoto
I agree - I am coming around to the idea of the...

I agree - I am coming around to the idea of the M-D, but just wanted to say that when I first ready your post I thought you had the other MP - that one is simple:)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-02-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,760
Posted By sojournerphoto
### By heck, that's cheery

###


By heck, that's cheery
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,770
Posted By sojournerphoto
Point 1- exactly, Leica has committed to replace...

Point 1- exactly, Leica has committed to replace defective sensors regardless of whether you are the original owner

Point 2 - I have an M9 and and XPro2 at present. There are similarities, but there...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,309
Posted By sojournerphoto
;) zone focus rules

;) zone focus rules
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-01-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
You'll love the x-pro2 then. I had the exact...

You'll love the x-pro2 then.

I had the exact same experience of trying an A7R2. Hated it as a camera in spite of the amazing sensor.

There are still a few camera stores.left, but as the world has...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,864
Posted By sojournerphoto
Well, it raised a smile for me. Perhaps more...

Well, it raised a smile for me.

Perhaps more importantly, before I'd read your article on the genesis of the series, I had agreed that we often take ourselves too seriously and that...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Helen, your card arrived here, in the UK, in...

Helen, your card arrived here, in the UK, in perfect condition, and is lovely. It was was one of the first to arrive.

I wondered, too, whether the cards I sent arrived in good shape. I used a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-29-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,935
Posted By sojournerphoto
Depends what I'm doing and how I feel. This week...

Depends what I'm doing and how I feel. This week I've carried my Yashica Electro 35MC. It's tiny, scale focus and I really like it. Today I had my X-Pro2 as I was shooting some video at work....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By sojournerphoto
But buyers always want to pay too little. We've...

But buyers always want to pay too little. We've become addicted to 'bargains' and feel cheated paying a fair price. Likewise, sellers feel pleased if they manage to gouge some buyer for more than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2016
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,453
Posted By sojournerphoto
Leica MDa wiht a 35mm Leitz viewfinder Lovely

Leica MDa wiht a 35mm Leitz viewfinder

Lovely
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,073
Posted By sojournerphoto
Just take the battery out;)

Just take the battery out;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-28-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,073
Posted By sojournerphoto
Yes, and you should see some of mine! That's what...

Yes, and you should see some of mine! That's what bracketing was invented for;)

More seriously, I had the same thought, partly because the XP2 sensor and iso calibration seems to be 'getting there'...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-26-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 28,662
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks, they seem to have got good.results. With...

Thanks, they seem to have got good.results. With a similar target to me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-25-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 28,662
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've read through the thread and my big question...

I've read through the thread and my big question is how good can dslr scanning be? Can it match or exceed a Nikon 9000 and offer faster scanning, as well as providing security against the day the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By sojournerphoto
Likewise, but it won't break the camera - just...

Likewise, but it won't break the camera - just increase the risk of dust attraction.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By sojournerphoto
I just bought a Fed 4 with Industar 61 for my 14...

I just bought a Fed 4 with Industar 61 for my 14 year old. Just under £20 delivered.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By sojournerphoto
Tip taken. That would be perfect. Also, won the...

Tip taken. That would be perfect.

Also, won the Fed:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By sojournerphoto
In reply to Shawn's comment re instax I'd love to...

In reply to Shawn's comment re instax I'd love to get one, but given it would be me funding materials I'm not sure the financial motivation would slow them down!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By sojournerphoto
Mine are a.bit.older now - 11 and 14 - but both...

Mine are a.bit.older now - 11 and 14 - but both have consistently used my cameras. I recently downloaded a card from the Monochrom and found a set of carefully composed, well focused pictures of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
Ultimately, Tim needs to decide what works for...

Ultimately, Tim needs to decide what works for him. The XP2 has the new generation sensor (that I think is similar to that in the Sony A6300). It has very good low light performance and excellent...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-23-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Two more today. Everyone in the family is...

Two more today. Everyone in the family is enjoying the project again.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
Probably worth adding that the only reason I...

Probably worth adding that the only reason I suggested XP2 over x100t was that I think the low light on the XP2 is probably better. Also, I've not used the 100t.

Mike
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By sojournerphoto
Fuji x-pro2 with the 23 1.4 or 27 2.8 There's...

Fuji x-pro2 with the 23 1.4 or 27 2.8

There's also a rumour of a forthcoming 23/2 that will have faster af, in line with the 35/2.

The camera is a pleasure to use, and work well with manual focus...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-21-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,047
Posted By sojournerphoto
I don't know what it will be of course, but I...

I don't know what it will be of course, but I agree that I see no reason for Fuji to not put a better evf in the XT2 than the XP2. The key reason for anyone to buy an XP2 is that they want the OVF -...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-21-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,047
Posted By sojournerphoto
Not sure about that. The OVF is still preferable...

Not sure about that. The OVF is still preferable to the SL's evf in a lot of circumstances and the XP2's hybrid arrangements works very well.

I do wonder if the XT2 will get an identical sensor to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-20-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,073
Posted By sojournerphoto
Interesting. I've been invited to a Leica day in...

Interesting. I've been invited to a Leica day in early May and this rumour was mentioned at the same time - well over a week ago.

Have to admit I dismissed the lack of display as silly, but maybe...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-20-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,590
Posted By sojournerphoto
Given the xpro2 sensor has copper wiring, I...

Given the xpro2 sensor has copper wiring, I suspect a variant has already arrived. If you don't need 400 phase detect points, but do want outstanding sensor performance then perhaps it's already...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-20-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,108
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think, and my recent experience with my Xpro2...

I think, and my recent experience with my Xpro2 supports this, that the key difference is that the ccd sensors in the M8,9 and M have lower dynamic range than the cmos sensors they are compared with....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,108
Posted By sojournerphoto
I would have called 1st one film too - but not...

I would have called 1st one film too - but not very well scanned film as it's far to contrasty and the skin is too grainy and ugly. Perhaps that's SFEX

The second is much nicer, but I'm not happy...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,986
Posted By sojournerphoto
I prefer the first version by far. The second has...

I prefer the first version by far. The second has for me, far too much local contrast and global contrast. I'd tone down (burn) the forehead in the first a bit too. You need to make a separate call...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2016
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thank you so much Mike

Thank you so much

Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2016
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By sojournerphoto
and one...

and one more

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1461020154.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2016
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By sojournerphoto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1461018629.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2016
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By sojournerphoto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1461018630.SEQ.2.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1461018629.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2016
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By sojournerphoto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1460664674.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-16-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Oh, but we love getting proper prints Thanks

Oh, but we love getting proper prints

Thanks
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,227
Posted By sojournerphoto
Or German?

Or German?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,288
Posted By sojournerphoto
Surely, that's just another distribution...

Surely, that's just another distribution channel?

My used Monochrom had 600 exposures made when I bought it.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-08-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Arrived today and very beautiful. Black and white...

Arrived today and very beautiful. Black and white as it 'should' be

Mike
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-08-2016
Replies: 3,029
Views: 480,801
Posted By sojournerphoto
A bit of fun really, until I go back and do it...

A bit of fun really, until I go back and do it properly.

St Mary's Church, Newton by the Sea, Northumberland
A multiframe stitch about 15,000 by 10,000...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-07-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think you're probably disagreeing where...

I think you're probably disagreeing where actually you agree. Shooting with auto DR rather than forcing DR200 or DR400 gives the meter the ability to dial back 1 stop of exposure to help protect...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-04-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By sojournerphoto
The key to the comparison is normalising the...

The key to the comparison is normalising the result for a given print size. Then you get about 1 stop more DR from an 'fx' as compared to an APS-C sensor, regardless of the number of pixels, but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By sojournerphoto
I almost.always start by adding.an s curve to the...

I almost.always start by adding.an s curve to the file, which I think of as my paper curve. At one point I considered programming different grades as presets, but in practice there's really no...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-04-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
posted mine today. Hope that everyone likes...

posted mine today.

Hope that everyone likes them. I printed them on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching postcards with my Epson 3880 - first proper job back after a 3 year layoff.

Mike
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-04-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By sojournerphoto
Agree there are several ways to measure. Possibly...

Agree there are several ways to measure. Possibly more useful is the second Cliff link, which shows 'photographic Dynamic Range's - a print normalised measure. The M240 is slightly ahead of the XP2...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-03-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By sojournerphoto
You can look at some data on the site linked in...

You can look at some data on the site linked in the original post. Certainly appears that way...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-03-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,355
Posted By sojournerphoto
That's very interesting. If you dig through the...

That's very interesting. If you dig through the site, it shows that there is, broadly, no improvement in shadow range above iso80o until you reach the extended settings. Potentially worth using auto...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,103
Posted By sojournerphoto
Joystick has been been fine, but o have to keep...

Joystick has been been fine, but o have to keep an eye on exposure compensation.

Enjoying it though.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By sojournerphoto
Ultron 1.7/35 on Ektar...

Ultron 1.7/35 on Ektar 100
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1236305723.SEQ.0.jpg


Color-Skopar 2.5/35 probably on Portra...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've had both ultron and colour skopar. I'd...

I've had both ultron and colour skopar. I'd choose the skopar, primarily because it's smaller. I suspect it's slightly sharper too, but that is not important. Both draw nicely, even though they're...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-01-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Too many cameras;)

Too many cameras;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-01-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
My first also arrived from Petr yesterday, thank...

My first also arrived from Petr yesterday, thank you!

Mine are printed and will be addressed and posted in the next few days

Mike
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-31-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
Perfect size and weight - just like my Zeiss...

Perfect size and weight - just like my Zeiss Ikon

Fast - responsive body in terms of shutter response and af when using

Good ovf set up - a nice view

Controls

Works very well with legacy lenses -...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-24-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,418
Posted By sojournerphoto
.ot the voigtlander, but I put my old? canon Fd...

.ot the voigtlander, but I put my old? canon Fd 85/1.8 on my XP2 the other night and it was super. Inside, at night I took a series of pictures of my wife. Lens wide open, close enough that her face...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-19-2016
Replies: 12
Poll: Mono-poll
Views: 2,043
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'd love to see a Fuji XP2 with a Mono sensor,...

I'd love to see a Fuji XP2 with a Mono sensor, but they tried it and concluded that the acros and Mono conversions were 'just as good'. Ultimately, there probably aren't enough people interested to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By sojournerphoto
I agree. I've tried 18, 50 and 85 ZMs and my old...

I agree. I've tried 18, 50 and 85 ZMs and my old 135 Elmar this evening and all focus easily and accurately using the erf in focus peaking mode - or in fact just using the magnified view. Set focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,980
Posted By sojournerphoto
It's worth thinking about when you will use it...

It's worth thinking about when you will use it and what carrying it means. I rarely photograph during working days - time and focus is in short enough supply - but when I do I prefer a small light...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'll tell you later this evening. My m adaptor is...

I'll tell you later this evening. My m adaptor is waiting for me to get home.from.work.

Mike
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,734
Posted By sojournerphoto
From memory, which may not be entirely reliable,...

From memory, which may not be entirely reliable, I'd say the 35/2 is slightly faster than the 20, 14 or 45 on the GX7 - the 20 on the GX7 wasn't slow in good light anyway. The others are probably...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
Clunky is exactly the phrase. If they would...

Clunky is exactly the phrase. If they would update a few more lenses to be like the 35/2 I'd buy them tomorrow. I feel that I need to try before buying any af lenses.

On the other hand, the M...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've got the 18, 27 and 35/2. The 35/2 is...

I've got the 18, 27 and 35/2. The 35/2 is fantastic on the XP2 - very fast af and silent in use. The 18 and 27 aren't as pleasing in their af behaviour, although both seem reasonably quick - just I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-13-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,439
Posted By sojournerphoto
I really liked the 45, just didn't bond with the...

I really liked the 45, just didn't bond with the evf's.

The photographer was a particularly good performer to grab the first shot! Bravo.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-13-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,439
Posted By sojournerphoto
I failed to bond with 3 M4/3 bodies including,...

I failed to bond with 3 M4/3 bodies including, finally, a GX7. All made nice images, but I didn't really enjoy using them - I think this was a combination of the EVF's, manual focus I didn't enjoy or...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By sojournerphoto
They often seem to 'wobble' away from the closed...

They often seem to 'wobble' away from the closed position - sometimes stopping you winding on if you're sensitive enough not to force it! I've never had one that I though would fall off though....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2016
Replies: 938
Views: 149,674
Posted By sojournerphoto
Near Arras, Normandy,...

Near Arras, Normandy, France

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1416353010.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,734
Posted By sojournerphoto
I skipped the XP1 and so have no comparator for...

I skipped the XP1 and so have no comparator for my XP2 apart from my rf's and, now sold, Panasonic GX7. So far, I think the XP2 is a hoot, fast to operate and to focus.

I never 'bonded' with the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,734
Posted By sojournerphoto
Indeed it is, but I was perhaps more thrown by...

Indeed it is, but I was perhaps more thrown by the precursor comment, '... for those on the fence, if you care about photography.'

However, we know websites exist to promote product, so shouldn't be...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-13-2016
Replies: 5,285
Views: 796,170
Posted By sojournerphoto
An unusually attractive cat pic! Is the the...

An unusually attractive cat pic!

Is the the Monochrom or 246? O rarely use 10000iso on my Monochrom, but nice to see it can still deliver something lovely.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-12-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,311
Posted By sojournerphoto
No, but I've still got some.Canon Fd glass that...

No, but I've still got some.Canon Fd glass that can be focal reduced:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-11-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,576
Posted By sojournerphoto
Bridal veil?

Bridal veil?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 30,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks Vince I'm actually surprised it's...

Thanks Vince

I'm actually surprised it's sharper, although could that be focus. I certainly can appreciate the retention of shadow detail and the highlight rendering, which is pretty spectacular. ...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,311
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think face detection works only with evf. That...

I think face detection works only with evf. That suits me, as I prefer the ovf, the key reason I fell out with you gx7 was evf only I think, but prefer to use a single af point for that. The evf...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-11-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 30,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Hi.Vince What is it about the SL that makes this...

Hi.Vince

What is it about the SL that makes this shot possible or different from the M246?

I like it, but would be interested in why one or the other.

Miike
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-11-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,311
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've got an M9 and just added an XPro2. It's very...

I've got an M9 and just added an XPro2. It's very very good. Fast, light, importantly for me good viewfinder and effective manual focus - looking forward to my M adaptor arriving next week.

Some...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,866
Posted By sojournerphoto
The x800 series was suppoed to have improved...

The x800 series was suppoed to have improved matters with coated heads and stuff, and the x880s have a new inkset. However, I was pretty staggered with my experience and am simply grateful.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,866
Posted By sojournerphoto
The other week I switched my 3880 on for the...

The other week I switched my 3880 on for the first time in 3 years, ran a single cleaning cycle and it printed perfectly. I was expecting it to be scrap to be honest, so both relieved and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,812
Posted By sojournerphoto
I think the reflection theory is likely correct....

I think the reflection theory is likely correct. I can image me the surface of the sensor having a maze like structure, which in certain circumstances notions could be reflected, in focus, back to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-10-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,812
Posted By sojournerphoto
Not sure about the compressed raw having limits -...

Not sure about the compressed raw having limits - the compression is apparently lossless, so there should be no data loss as a result of the compression. Or else, it isn't actually lossless in those...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-10-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,311
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've just received an X-Pro2. I previously failed...

I've just received an X-Pro2. I previously failed to bond with a Panasonic GX7, largely due to the evf. In my acquaintance so far the XP2 is a very nice camera to use and the OFF with focus block...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By sojournerphoto
I'll take a slightly counter.view to Michael, in...

I'll take a slightly counter.view to Michael, in as much as I think there is a bit of the 'in the Gallery syndrome (ref: Dire Straits, 1978). I've only looked through the online gallery and the work...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-09-2016
Replies: 5,285
Views: 796,170
Posted By sojournerphoto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1457566861.SEQ.0.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/25074/U25074I1457566296.SEQ.1.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforu...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
I've promised myself the camera will be the last...

I've promised myself the camera will be the last piece I buy! Look forward to hearing about your progress.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Yes, spoilt for choice. Looking at the numbers,...

Yes, spoilt for choice.

Looking at the numbers, for most of my prints a single exposure from either K1 or K3ii would work from any format, and the need to stich would only be for 'special' images....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By sojournerphoto
I agree with all of this and really like HP5 in...

I agree with all of this and really like HP5 in MF. I tend to develop in xtol 1+1 or 1+2 and to avoid rodinal for HP5, but apart from that I don't think you can go far wrong. I'm about to try the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By sojournerphoto
Unless you want to take up dslr scanning I think...

Unless you want to take up dslr scanning I think you'll find the v850 very useful as it has good productive software. I had a 750 and it was very able to scan a roll at a size suitable for small...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-07-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Funny thing, this thread has got me thinking...

Funny thing, this thread has got me thinking about camera scanning rather than using the scanner.

One if the challenges with camera scanning is the Bayer matrix and the Pensax pixelshift approach...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By sojournerphoto
If only that was the.case. More news is now on...

If only that was the.case. More news is now on video and the wider and more populist photographic world has no interest in documentation, preferring the 'impactful image' to truth or reality - even...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By sojournerphoto
Cheers, I'll have a read. Agree, they talked...

Cheers, I'll have a read.

Agree, they talked about 250Mp plus for Adox Cms

Mike
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-05-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By sojournerphoto
Camera scanning

In this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154721) thread, I commented that I thought that 6 by 7 negatives benefited from a scan resolution of the order of 100Mp, albeit that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
The x pro2 has tempted me.as a bike camera...

The x pro2 has tempted me.as a bike camera primarily. I'm always a bit nervous about carrying the rfs on the bike.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,627
Posted By sojournerphoto
Agree, add Rob and I'd be delighted to make an...

Agree, add Rob and I'd be delighted to make an extra card

Mike
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-04-2016
Replies: 5,285
Views: 796,170
Posted By sojournerphoto
Unless you're shooting manually, or at high iso...

Unless you're shooting manually, or at high iso on M9 I would this on both. It's much nicer to push 0.7 to 1.5 eV in lightroom than to loose all detail in the burnt out sky. Mono is harder to recover...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-03-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,845
Posted By sojournerphoto
If you like 50mm equivalent for, probably. I'll...

If you like 50mm equivalent for, probably.

I'll know in a couple of weeks.
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,873
Posted By sojournerphoto
Photography continues to evolve. Those of us who...

Photography continues to evolve. Those of us who use any form of dedicated camera, even more so if with the desire to make prints, are the old guard and will be replaced in the new online world by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-28-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
Picking up on the resolution needed to scan 6 by...

Picking up on the resolution needed to scan 6 by 7, I tend to think that too much is better than too little with film scanning. A few years ago I ran a test comparing 36 by 24 prints from my (then!)...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-26-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,943
Posted By sojournerphoto
Thanks for mentioning my picture Tony

Thanks for mentioning my picture Tony
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,630
Posted By sojournerphoto
I suspect you could get very good results, once...

I suspect you could get very good results, once you overcome the mechanical issues. However, I'd be inclined to try and build a setup that let's you 'scan' 6x7 using several stitched frames....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,730
Posted By sojournerphoto
And, if you work full time and have a family and...

And, if you work full time and have a family and another interest, then the timesaving makes photography possible, rather than the impossible dream of actually getting from a roll of HP5 to one good...
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