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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 17 Hours Ago
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Tokyo, 3-April-2020, Fuji x100t

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 2,655
Posted By shimokita
Voigtländer 40mm f/2 SL-II in Nikon mount......

Voigtländer 40mm f/2 SL-II in Nikon mount... Aspherical Full-Frame AI-P and one of the compatible Nikon SLRs
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 13,839
Posted By shimokita
High Road to Taos and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico...

High Road to Taos and Taos Pueblo, New Mexico (2015)... Nikon F3P, Ai-s 50mm f/1.2, Kodak...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 5 Days Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 7,506
Posted By shimokita
time-slip arch-itecture... Karuizawa, Nagano...

time-slip arch-itecture... Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture 2016

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Nikon F3P, Ai-s 50mm f/1.2, and Fujicolor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,735
Views: 520,204
Posted By shimokita
a couple from...

a couple from...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By shimokita
Using ExifTool on a raw file, print out all the...

Using ExifTool on a raw file, print out all the exif data (for a Canon 5D you get over six A4 pages of listings). It could be that the non-cpu lens info is written to a non-standard field. Of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By shimokita
The F3P allows automatic exposure setting from...

The F3P allows automatic exposure setting from counter position -2... you can shoot auto from any counter position. One difference between the F3 and F3P is that "the frame counter switch, power...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By shimokita
The "F3 Repair Manual" M6 1-2-2 "Counter Switch...

The "F3 Repair Manual" M6 1-2-2 "Counter Switch Mechanism" explains the working including diagram. Since it works around frame #5, it sounds like something has gone out of sync. The two suspects...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By shimokita
Two quotes from "What is Art?" by Leo Tolstoy...

Two quotes from "What is Art?" by Leo Tolstoy

"Every artist must know & be confident that what he does has meaning, and is not a passion of the little circle of people among whom he lives."

"Art...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,773
Posted By shimokita
With film, my 50mm f/1.4 has a build-in hood and...

With film, my 50mm f/1.4 has a build-in hood and the hood for the 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit is small enough... but other wise I don't use a hood. It just something extra to fiddle with when taking personal...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By shimokita
I use to have a 'go-to' location where I shot all...

I use to have a 'go-to' location where I shot all my new lenses... it was a street location with light and shadows. Usually tested just before sunset.

The last lens I picked up was the Nikon Ai-S...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2020
Replies: 452
Views: 70,636
Posted By shimokita
In the kitchen... Kodachrome 64...

In the kitchen... Kodachrome 64 c.1974

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Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,773
Posted By shimokita
I don't use hoods... just something else to carry...

I don't use hoods... just something else to carry and fiddle with... I also do a lot of winter shoots with the camera under the jacket when not taking photos... when using Lee Seven5 filters a hood...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2020
Replies: 119
Views: 24,505
Posted By shimokita
I like the second composition... My experience...

I like the second composition...

My experience leans toward +1 compensation shooting at box with lab development.

Need to try some IR shots... Casey
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,376
Posted By shimokita
Whilst shooting, one body... Main lens 50mm (FF)...

Whilst shooting, one body...

Main lens 50mm (FF) or

15 or 28 wide / 100 or 105 long

Typical street shoot is one lens...

The road trip kit is 28, 50, 105 (FF)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-17-2020
Replies: 170
Views: 27,138
Posted By shimokita
Yes, and it's a real pain in the a $$… in fact it...

Yes, and it's a real pain in the a $$… in fact it happened twice so now I always carry a back-up body that get's left in the hotel room when out shooting. I don't see the need to have a back-up at...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-17-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By shimokita
Sounds like you are talking to sales or support. ...

Sounds like you are talking to sales or support. Try the PR or accessibility group asking for accessibility for "disabled" rather than "parts". You also might have more success if you contact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By shimokita
Notification of CP+2020 Cancellation

Message from the organizers of the event on Friday 14-Feb (Tokyo time):

"Given there is no effective treatment or containment measures to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), organizers of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,720
Posted By shimokita
Thanks very much... the window was covered with a...

Thanks very much... the window was covered with a plastic sheet and the photo is shot through a small area where I cleared the frost... Casey
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-11-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,489
Posted By shimokita
Mount Ashai in 大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National...

Mount Ashai in 大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National Park) in central Hokkaido...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,720
Posted By shimokita
旭岳 (Mount Asahi), 大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National...

旭岳 (Mount Asahi), 大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National Park) in central Hokkaido

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留萌 (Rumoi),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By shimokita
Fujicolor 100 24 shots 3 packs Fujicolor 100 36...

Fujicolor 100 24 shots 3 packs
Fujicolor 100 36 shots 3 packs
Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 27 shots 3 packs
Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 36 shots 3 packs
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When...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2020
Replies: 222
Views: 34,814
Posted By shimokita
3:23 am...

3:23 am storm

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X100T, handheld, 1/7 second, f/2, iso 1600, and -1.33 compensation

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By shimokita
I have and like the Canon S-Mount 50mm f/1.8 (on...

I have and like the Canon S-Mount 50mm f/1.8 (on a IIIf)... since you are primarily a 35mm shooter, the size of any 50mm you choose could impact your experience. Too big and heavy might put you off...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2,375
Posted By shimokita
+1 for exiftool by Phil Harvey found at: ...

+1 for exiftool by Phil Harvey found at: exiftool (dot) org

I have used the win version for years and it seems a MacOS version is available. The documentation is quite good and includes plenty of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 313
Views: 28,979
Posted By shimokita
Japan Coast Guard PL12 (Esan) is a Kunigami-class...

Japan Coast Guard PL12 (Esan) is a Kunigami-class patrol vessel (くにがみ型巡視船) from a class of 1,000 ton-class PL type patrol vessels of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By shimokita
Feb 2020 is the month to visit... :( ICS -...

Feb 2020 is the month to visit... :(

ICS - Matsuya Camera Fair in Ginza (Feb 16-21)
CP+ in Yokohama (Feb 27 - March 1)

JCH has some tips on buying used gear in Japan... check out his web site


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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By shimokita
Both my tripods (Manfrotto & Slik) have rubber...

Both my tripods (Manfrotto & Slik) have rubber feet... rubber cups (no ball joint movement) on carbon fiber and aluminum (respective). I have used in all kids of conditions with no problems. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 513
Views: 41,996
Posted By shimokita
Thank you pan... That photo of the couple on 黒岳...

Thank you pan...

That photo of the couple on 黒岳 (Kurodake - 1,984 meters) in the 大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National Park) was taken four years ago (Feb-2016)... I just returned from two weeks in Hokkaido...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 3,352
Posted By shimokita
No reason to sell anything at this point... Use...

No reason to sell anything at this point...

Use the M4-P with hot-shoe or external meter until it's obvious if something needs to change. One option it to try a spot meter... yes it's big and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By shimokita
The first "kit" that I remember playing with was...

The first "kit" that I remember playing with was a Kodak Box Camera in the 50s... I have shot with all kinds of equipment... we all have a story. The camera that I have the most fun with is the F3P...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2020
Replies: 864
Views: 96,332
Posted By shimokita
at the stone bridge... in a light...

at the stone bridge... in a light rain
30-April-2019

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By shimokita
As I understand it, it's the organic case...

As I understand it, it's the organic case (leather) that encourages the growth of fungus... in some instances a plastic case might increase the humidity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By shimokita
... some manual film cameras have ±3 step manual...

... some manual film cameras have ±3 step manual compensation dials in 1/3 increments... which in the case of the e.g. Nikon F3/F3P is an ISO adjustment. For any given f-stop (full or between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By shimokita
+1 for [electric] dry cabinet... camera bodies,...

+1 for [electric] dry cabinet... camera bodies, lenses with filters, front & back caps... accessories go in dry boxes with the appropriate chemicals. Everything cleaned before storage. Cases stored...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,135
Posted By shimokita
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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,249
Posted By shimokita
01) a remote area between Morioka and Akita...

01) a remote area between Morioka and Akita City... Akita Prefecture

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02) near 平原駅 (Hirahara Station,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,803
Posted By shimokita
The Lark was the first car I owned... leaked like...

The Lark was the first car I owned... leaked like a sieve when it rained and the gas gauge was broken... paid about USD 100 for it in the 60s. Got me back and forth to university for a couple of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 513
Views: 41,996
Posted By shimokita
Love the juxta... of the two parts of the photo....

Love the juxta... of the two parts of the photo. Very nice. Casey
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By shimokita
_____ Leica If·IIf·IIIf Instruction Book (Page...

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Leica If·IIf·IIIf Instruction Book (Page 6)

⑤ FAST SHUTTER-SPEED DIAL
"... The speed is set after winding the shutter by raising the dial and turning it until the desired figure falls...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2019
Replies: 513
Views: 41,996
Posted By shimokita
大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National Park) Hokkaido 黒岳...

大雪山国立公園 (Daisetsuzan National Park) Hokkaido
黒岳 (Kurodake - 1,984 meters)... Fuji x100t

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2019
Replies: 513
Views: 41,996
Posted By shimokita
離山 (Hanare-yama), Nagano Prefecture, elevation...

離山 (Hanare-yama), Nagano Prefecture, elevation 1,255.9 m.
Neopan 400, Nikon F3P, and AiS 50 mm f/1.2

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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,520
Posted By shimokita
Thank you Peter... much appreciated... Casey

Thank you Peter... much appreciated... Casey
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,520
Posted By shimokita
Woman's 駅伝 (ekiden), January 2017 in Tokyo... a...

Woman's 駅伝 (ekiden), January 2017 in Tokyo... a cold and snowy day...
Ekiden is a long-distance multistage relay running race mostly held on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,794
Posted By shimokita
F3P with F3HP as a...

F3P with F3HP as a backup...

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/8/scaled/photo_image.4039208.jpg

SB-12 and SB-28 Nikon Flash
SMDV Flash Wave III TX and RX
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By shimokita
Tokyo area... Elmarit 28mm 2.8 Asph (11606) New:...

Tokyo area... Elmarit 28mm 2.8 Asph (11606)

New: Yen 282,130 -> USD 2,615

Used: Average Yen 179,550 -> USD 1,660 (~ 36% off new price)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,183
Posted By shimokita
Shinjuku Station April 2010... Pentax SPF, SMCT...

Shinjuku Station April 2010...
Pentax SPF, SMCT 135mm f/3.5 w/ 2x extender and Fujicolor 800Z

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,183
Posted By shimokita
Rumoi, Hokkaido... December 2014 within two...

Rumoi, Hokkaido... December 2014

within two years the single track, one carriage service was halted due to low ridership... sad to see the passing of these rural train lines. The 8:10 AM train was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By shimokita
I understand that the H-Mount is a 47mm (46.5mm...

I understand that the H-Mount is a 47mm (46.5mm ?) screw mount which was also used by Tokina in the early 1960s... I have read that there is an H-Mount to M42 adapter... just speculation as I have no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By shimokita
The Canon Lens Museum does not show the 28/2.8 in...

The Canon Lens Museum does not show the 28/2.8 in M-mount. Could you please post a photo showing the mount...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 38,466
Posted By shimokita
catching some autumn rays in a city...

catching some autumn rays in a city park...
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the city...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By shimokita
I remember when the local Midwest newspaper went...

I remember when the local Midwest newspaper went to color in the late 1960s. Starting out with glossy paper inserts printed in the states biggest city. For smaller print shops that did their own...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,599
Posted By shimokita
__________________ At Yodobashi in Tokyo the...

__________________

At Yodobashi in Tokyo the price of one roll of 135 format 36 exposure is as follows:

Fuji ACROS 100 II : Yen 1,040 (~ USD 9.63)
Ilford Delta 100 : Yen 968 (~ USD...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,599
Posted By shimokita
Release date was yesterday Friday-22-Nov-2019 in...

Release date was yesterday Friday-22-Nov-2019 in Japan... I understand that the international roll out will be starting in early 2020.

So this morning Saturday-23-Nov I headed to the local Yodobashi...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,599
Posted By shimokita
Machine translation from Fujifilm Japan: Neopan...

Machine translation from Fujifilm Japan:

Neopan 100 ACROS II "has excellent reciprocity failure characteristics, so there is very little reduction in sensitivity due to low-light long-time exposure,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,815
Posted By shimokita
I print because that's a great way to share and...

I print because that's a great way to share and discuss over a coffee... one individual in my world is 93 and certainly she has never used a computer... I normally print a little over saturated /...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,426
Views: 349,460
Posted By shimokita
雲場池 (Kumoba Pond) Karuizawa, Nagano-ken......

雲場池 (Kumoba Pond) Karuizawa, Nagano-ken......
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By shimokita
I often have conversations with people (friends)...

I often have conversations with people (friends) looking for a new camera and scratching their heads about different options. My "advice" is always about the lens. It doesn't matter so much about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By shimokita
something like...

something like this....

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/hotshoecover03.jpg

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/product/hotshoe-cover-for-leica-m-cameras/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By shimokita
Kenko may not be carried in your area... They do...

Kenko may not be carried in your area...
They do have an online store in the USA

https://kenkousa.com/
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a quick search at B&H...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 5,735
Views: 520,204
Posted By shimokita
a few days ago in Nagano Prefecture - November...

a few days ago in Nagano Prefecture - November...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By shimokita
One option is individual step-up rings rather...

One option is individual step-up rings rather than a kit as pictured....

As long as you are using a filter that's larger than required by your lens (via a step up ring) you shouldn't have any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,187
Posted By shimokita
I shoot digital for an impatient world... time...

I shoot digital for an impatient world... time has shrunk in my perception and digital is were the image will end up so there's that. With the dSLR and mirror-less I tend to shoot an extra frame or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... does that mean Post #8 is back in play...

Hahaha... does that mean Post #8 is back in play ... just kidding
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the correction Rob, my...

Thanks for the correction Rob, my misunderstanding of the formula.

Casey
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By shimokita
Yes and no... If you are referring to Post...

Yes and no...

If you are referring to Post #8
"Camera viewfinder diopter adjustment"
that link refers to the "Prescription vs. Nikon Correction Lens"

My prescription is cylinder -0.5 and sphere...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By shimokita
Compatibility among Nikon Screw in diopters... I...

Compatibility among Nikon Screw in diopters...

I was looking for a -2 diopter for a Nikon F3P/F3HP... and was told by the staff at the retail shop that for the F3 High Point Finder you can also use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,599
Posted By shimokita
I recently spoke to the manager of a local...

I recently spoke to the manager of a local Fujifilm shop here in Tokyo... he has no information on a possible ship date of Acros II... he mentioned that they don't get any advance notice so he's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,596
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P w/ 50mm f/1.2 & 105mm f/2.8 Micro...

Nikon F3P w/ 50mm f/1.2 & 105mm f/2.8 Micro --and-- Fuji x100t
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-29-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By shimokita
I realized you had already seen that photo... ...

I realized you had already seen that photo... sorry about that...

You may have tried the following... it's what I would try if the M2 was mine.

01) take off the bottom plate and see if the rod &...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,784
Posted By shimokita
Thanks Rob... much appreciated. Casey

Thanks Rob... much appreciated. Casey
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By shimokita
Check out this...

Check out this photo...

https://www.photrio.com/forum/attachments/f2_wiring-jpeg.183103/

it's from the following...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,784
Posted By shimokita
Taking a back door break in Shimokitazawa,...

Taking a back door break in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By shimokita
I don't have an F2 at hand but it looks like the...

I don't have an F2 at hand but it looks like the connecting rod (409) is directly under the shutter button [activating the meter on half press (?) ].... My concern in the last sentence is how does...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By shimokita
Just working off the repair manual, I don't have...

Just working off the repair manual, I don't have an F2 in front of me...

The plate under the plunger
Page 18 Figure 11 Part 278

Also seen as follows
Page 14 Figure 7 Part 278 (right edge of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F2 Body Repair Manual (Revision - 1) Page...

Nikon F2 Body Repair Manual (Revision - 1) Page 18

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Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By shimokita
Photo of lens...

Photo of lens hood...

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/RF28mm/index.htm
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,016
Posted By shimokita
If indeed it is the musings on a shattered...

If indeed it is the musings on a shattered illusion, one might judge that the man has flown too close to the sun. Maybe it never was what Puts (Putts) thought it was nor has it become what he thinks...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By shimokita
I am using "Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave...

I am using "Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System... mfg by "SMDV" / "FlashWave" in Korea. A set of Tr & Rc is currently on sale at B&H for 70.00 USD for the pair. Just add an extra Rc and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,459
Posted By shimokita
Emiko on the floor, working on some sewing at age...

Emiko on the floor, working on some sewing at age 91 (July 2017)

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Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,713
Posted By shimokita
My experience living in Tokyo, Japan... when...

My experience living in Tokyo, Japan... when ordering Lee Seven5 filters from B&H in NY the tax was based on UK rates because that's where the item was made even though it was shipped from the...
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,713
Posted By shimokita
and no tariff in Canada? ; )

and no tariff in Canada? ; )
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,713
Posted By shimokita
Scotch whisky distributors face US tariffs after...

Scotch whisky distributors face US tariffs after today

Whisky that arrives after today will be subject to a 25% tariff, imposed in retaliation by the US after the World Trade Organization found...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By shimokita
Flange focal distance FYI... here is one...

Flange focal distance

FYI... here is one reference table...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By shimokita
I picked up ver 2... m-mount, coupled, threaded...

I picked up ver 2... m-mount, coupled, threaded for filters... Use it on a film M and happy with the results... I have the plastic finder or just shooting without a finder... no problems either...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,252
Posted By shimokita
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https://storag...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By shimokita
I have an AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 which I pair...

I have an AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 which I pair with an AI-s 50 f/1.2 and
when traveling I throw the AI-s 105mm f/2.8 Micro into the bag...

I have other primes, but these three cover my needs.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,562
Posted By shimokita
Thank you Robert...

Thank you Robert...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,562
Posted By shimokita
January 2019 - a local train... single track, two...

January 2019 - a local train... single track, two cars, one staff, south of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. We got to talking and I asked if I could take their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,562
Posted By shimokita
Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture -...

Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture - 2010

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By shimokita
The example is correct... Remember that a single...

The example is correct...

Remember that a single meter reading will expose the measured area as if it was 18% gray

Thus the first reading at f/1.4 would would result in an exposue of the shadow...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By shimokita
Just to be on the same page, are you doing the...

Just to be on the same page, are you doing the "Shadow Readings" as per page 31-32 of the Minolta Spotmeter F user manual

http://www.cameramanuals.org/flashes_meters/minolta_spotmeter_f-1.pdf
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,260
Posted By shimokita
Shot with a Pentax SPF for years when it was...

Shot with a Pentax SPF for years when it was first released... it was stolen...

Can't count the number of cameras nor number of rolls.

Not counting some P&S digitals in storage, the oldest digital...
Forum: Travel 10-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By shimokita
"WOW...." Steve McCurry in Seoul,...

"WOW...." Steve McCurry in Seoul, Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-AZvbJLK-0

Been to Seoul many times, but not recently. The food is great.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By shimokita
MapCamera in Shinjuku (Tokyo) show a used Epson...

MapCamera in Shinjuku (Tokyo) show a used Epson R-D1X body at JPY 172,945 ~ 188,426
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,658
Posted By shimokita
I could not agree more... I was once told that...

I could not agree more... I was once told that to crop was sacrilegious but if it was absolutely necessary it must be done in the same ratio as the original image... I never heard a bigger crock...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,658
Posted By shimokita
I seem to be stuck in a "make it beautiful" mode...

I seem to be stuck in a "make it beautiful" mode where cropping, cloning, horizon, h/v perspective all come into play... plus I like cinema mode rather than 800:533



Now days most of my photos end...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 16,188
Posted By shimokita
CP+ February 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama Fuji...

CP+ February 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama

Fuji x100t - f/3.6 - 1/150 - ISO400

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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By shimokita
Example exposure at f5.6 ISO 12 = 1/8...

Example exposure at f5.6

ISO 12 = 1/8 second
with +1 = 1/4 second (ISO 6 equivalent)
with -2 = 1/30 second (ISO 50 equivalent)

Correct me if I am wrong
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P Lowest setting is ISO 12 Compensation...

Nikon F3P

Lowest setting is ISO 12
Compensation at ISO 12 is -2 to +1⅓
in "A" mode the shutter speed reflects the compensation setting

Highest setting is ISO 6400⅓
Compensation at ISO 6400⅓ is -1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By shimokita
I remember when e-books first came out... they...

I remember when e-books first came out... they were the least expensive option, almost exclusively online. Now the online sellers quote different prices depending on who is shopping and for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 8,132
Posted By shimokita
Ilford SFX 200, R72 filter, Nikon F3P, and Ai-S...

Ilford SFX 200, R72 filter, Nikon F3P, and Ai-S 50mm f/1.2

* shaded sunny conditions metered at ISO 3 (6 steps / FFactor of 64)

* bright direct sunshine metered at ISO 12 (4 steps / FFactor of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,112
Posted By shimokita
From June 1955 thru the spring of 1956, for a...

From June 1955 thru the spring of 1956, for a period of nine months, Robert Frank had driven over 10,000 miles across more than 30 states [out of a total of 48]. In all, he had taken 27,000...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By shimokita
I have the a MP (film)... using a PL seems to be...

I have the a MP (film)... using a PL seems to be the easiest as I have not seen a PL without markings, but even if they don't... Just use two filters where you have matched the marks (or marked the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By shimokita
Take a look at the Canon 28 f/2.8 and/or 50 f/1.8...

Take a look at the Canon 28 f/2.8 and/or 50 f/1.8 in ltm

I also like the Canon 135 f/3.5 in ltm from 1952/53 if you want to go longer...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,963
Posted By shimokita
If I think about features I would want to see, a...

If I think about features I would want to see, a "Like" button is way down the list... How about image hosting as was discussed during the last planned upgrade... which sank into the ocean like...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By shimokita
I am using the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Super...

I am using the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide-Heliar in Leica M-Mount with 52mm filter thread, coupled rangefinder focusing and a focus tab... designed and manufactured by Cosina in Japan. This...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,739
Posted By shimokita
Quick online shopping search for a used M6 in...

Quick online shopping search for a used M6 in Tokyo in the range Yen 238,000 to 313,200 (~ USD 1,245 to 2,950). The least expensive used M6 at MapCamera was Yen 198,000 (~ USD 1,870)... again, a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,101
Posted By shimokita
When I look at my old film I am surprised at how...

When I look at my old film I am surprised at how good the low ASA results were just using that paper exposure guide that was included in the film box... even more so when shooting Kodachrome without...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By shimokita
Be it the full blown process or hybrid work flow,...

Be it the full blown process or hybrid work flow, the technical details of how I or others work with film is but an interesting footnote... Since you haven’t shot film in almost two decades, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 864
Views: 96,332
Posted By shimokita
Leica MP, 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, and Neopan...

Leica MP, 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, and Neopan ISO 400

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/199/raw/photo_6207256.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-21-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By shimokita
No discount here (Tokyo)... 2,300 USD for the...

No discount here (Tokyo)... 2,300 USD for the X-H1 body and Grip... I played with the camera at Yodobashi today... seems like it was designed / built by a different team... first impression is not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,812
Posted By shimokita
35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens...

35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens trips, not my favorite FL

85 f/1.2L : super lens for portraits, a bit heavy with 72mm filters ; )

100 f/2.8 Macro : this is the one lens I would keep...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2019
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,720
Posted By shimokita
Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east...

Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east toward Shinjuku.

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Nikon F3P, AiS 50mm f/1.2, & Neopan 100
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,600
Posted By shimokita
I recently did a comparison test... The photos...

I recently did a comparison test...

The photos below were shot from the same point using a Canon 5DII with 35mm lens and a Fuji x100t with APS-C sensor and 23mm lens (35mm equivalent). Both photos...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 2,098
Views: 312,803
Posted By shimokita
'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the...

'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the ground up in the early to mid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2019
Replies: 313
Views: 28,979
Posted By shimokita
青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017 Japan Coast...

青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017
Japan Coast Guard PM23

http://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/141/scaled/photo_5078243.jpg


新潟市 (Niigata City) 80cm of snow in one day......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By shimokita
I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in...

I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in auto/manual mode and/or with Flash Wave III TX/RX as an inexpensive manual off camera solution. Maybe hard to find these flash units, but IMHO worth the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,039
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at...

Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at her work including a video or two... she's good, I like her work... gives new meaning to slowing down... Casey
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,039
Posted By shimokita
I was just looking at a photo from my niece......

I was just looking at a photo from my niece... the concept is much different from what I would take, and forget about what my dad photographed in the 30s-40s. Times change, our perception of why,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,408
Posted By shimokita
For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact...

For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact with people who are (at least somewhat) interested in photography... everyone shares their photos. People rotate in and out, but there has always...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,070
Posted By shimokita
I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used......

I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used... the F3HP fail due to the previous owner using the camera in the rain (water got into the camera around the shutter button and corroded the on-off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By shimokita
For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the...

For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the x100t (23mm fixed / 35mm equiv). Shooting both film and digital has the advantage for me of instant social media updates. The film process takes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,708
Posted By shimokita
The...

The Neighbor...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 70,636
Posted By shimokita
Yesterday in...

Yesterday in Tokyo...

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/401/raw/photo_6172196.jpg

and today we have a little sunshine after 27 consecutive days of rain...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,663
Posted By shimokita
At first I blew off the question... but got to...

At first I blew off the question...

but got to thinking about LE of other products such as watches... all watches tell time and except for complications it's mostly about aesthetics... I have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By shimokita
My friends prefer color so if I am shooting...

My friends prefer color so if I am shooting with/for them it's color. On road trips where I am in a location for a couple of days I randomly shoot color for variation, depending a bit on the weather.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By shimokita
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Model - Fuji x100t
ExposureTime - 1/180 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExposureBiasValue -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By shimokita
L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as...

L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as “Sharp Cut” filter because they begin absorbing over 90% of UV light to passing all visible light in the span of only 20-40 mn. UV filters are rated by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,957
Posted By shimokita
I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not...

I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not required... the current model is the "Deuter Spider 25 [liter]". It goes everywhere... except for formal events (weddings / funerals) and then it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,154
Posted By shimokita
I never check my office email when not in the...

I never check my office email when not in the office... staff who try to push the problem up the line lean to take responsibility, management understand (and respect) the schedule... and lunch time...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By shimokita
I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are...

I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are different style grips available, mine is the multi-angle-trigger-grip as seen in the attached link (no relation to seller). The white button adjusts...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By shimokita
The conflict in Vietnam happened... and field...

The conflict in Vietnam happened...

and field photographers discovered the (Nikon) SLR. The 28mm in F-mount and PJ's started to get on board... it wasn't autofocus at that time... keep your head...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-15-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 75,192
Posted By shimokita
https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/wat...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 12,062
Posted By shimokita
For the most part I stick with one lens for the...

For the most part I stick with one lens for the entire roll... I go through periods with the 28, 50, or 100 where I might shoot one roll with the 28 or 100 and then a couple of rolls with the 50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By shimokita
For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak...

For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak Gold 200 and Neopan 100 (Acros 100 II ?). Most likely 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the MP and F3P respectively. For historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,800
Posted By shimokita
Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or...

Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or format, or...

I favor 50... 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH on the MP and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the F3P, but when I first got my MP I made a decision to try...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By shimokita
I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up...

I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up from that first group)... and dropped my college deferment at the end of '69. One of my buddies got #1 and immediately enlisted... wild days.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By shimokita
Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100......

Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100... haven't used either, but I have shot RB67 with K/L 90 f/3.5 L (44mm equiv.), APS-c & full frame dSLR, 135 format film, Fuji x100t, and FLs across the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,599
Posted By shimokita
Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka...

Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka Komori

Also available from Amazon as a Kindle book... 226 pages, USD 22.00, Published April 13, 2015
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By shimokita
The first message I received when accessing Adobe...

The first message I received when accessing Adobe Japan was "Operating System update required to install Lightroom"

Here in Japan it seems that the price is JPY 12,963 per year tax in (approx USD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By shimokita
One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a...

One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a lens reviewer) is consistency. Not so much how they rate the lens, but how they evaluate it based on previous lens reviews. Very rarely do I look at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By shimokita
off camera flash.... with wireless trigger. Put...

off camera flash.... with wireless trigger.
Put the flash in a cargo pants pocket when not needed
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 3,599
Views: 914,149
Posted By shimokita
https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/wat...

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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By shimokita
I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the...

I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the subject matter usually determines what system I select... sometimes I wonder about my decision making process.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,581
Posted By shimokita
Depends on the subject and results I am looking...

Depends on the subject and results I am looking for. The Sekonic 758 gets a fair bit of use, with the IIIf it's a Gossen Luna Pro. The electronic finder cameras with compensation dial are a great...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By shimokita
Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small...

Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small blower, microfiber cloth, and since 11-March-2011 there is a whistle in the bag. Studies showed that the latter item greatly increases the chance of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 2,611
Views: 652,728
Posted By shimokita
Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light...

Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light rain...

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/175/raw/photo_6097096.jpg

stitched image, comprising of three photos, x100t...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,605
Posted By shimokita
From your list... It depends on if you are...

From your list...

It depends on if you are hiking in the canyon or just shooting from the rim. But assuming you walk down at least a little, I would take:

№ 6. Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 AI, always nice...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,160
Posted By shimokita
新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...

新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By shimokita
I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is...

I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is that my trips extend for 2-3-4 weeks at a time. I prefer film, but also want to do realtime updates... and as a 'complication' my flip phone doesn't...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By shimokita
option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm...

option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm sounds ideal...
I would not add any additional lenses.

the question is what film would you take.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By shimokita
I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in...

I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in both the MP and Nikon F3P. My (limited) understanding is that lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. On the other hand there are restrictions...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2,736
Posted By shimokita
Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R &...

Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R & GFX 50S while visiting Fuji Square in the Tokyo Mid-Town Complex. The technical staff felt quite strongly that they will continue to offer the 44 x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By shimokita
Excellent... thanks for the link.

Excellent... thanks for the link.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By shimokita
all the gear is in the drybox...

all the gear is in the drybox...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,887
Posted By shimokita
The only reason I purchase film online is because...

The only reason I purchase film online is because Kodak doesn't sell certain products in Japan (e.g. Gold 200)... buy from NY with delivery less than one week - Order to Door.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By shimokita
A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question...

A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question of auto defrost for the moment)

and for plan-to-shoot-soon I use the bottom shelf of my wine refer. Of course the down side is I give up space for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By shimokita
I have a "Hakuba Shell" SP-QA01MCMRD - shell...

I have a "Hakuba Shell"

SP-QA01MCMRD - shell QA01 Movie Case Medium ReD
It's a video camera bag but the x100t fits perfectly so a couple x-series lens should fit. The product comes with a removable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By shimokita
Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount Leica...

Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount
Leica MP and 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
Pentax SPF and SMCT 55mm f/1.2
Nikon F3P and Ai-S 50mm f/1.2

Funny... I just realized that I don't have a 50mm for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,560
Posted By shimokita
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed"...

Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed" conversations with Paul Cronin... with a lot of relevance for still photographers. The book is dedicated to "the Last Lion", Amos Vogel... so I took a look...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,802
Posted By shimokita
Ignoring for the moment the bit about the...

Ignoring for the moment the bit about the validity of DXO scores as an example reference point of quantification, the question is still valid but probably rhetorical.

It's like buying wine... the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By shimokita
In my experience shooting in the cold with the...

In my experience shooting in the cold with the Nikon F3P, same batteries as my film MP... if the battery is near the end of it's life cycle the cold pushes it over the edge.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By shimokita
Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a...

Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a change bag, or to the exact shape as in the photo of the leader you posted. My only similar, but different, experience is cutting film for my IIIf...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By shimokita
This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt"...

This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt" (BKA) seems to be a distribution channel... 10,000 managers and one guy doing the work...

In January, 2010, Omega Acquisition acquired the assets of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By shimokita
The two ways to look at articles like this are at...

The two ways to look at articles like this are at face value and/or what's the agenda.

Lewis Bush has an agenda... "I start from the standpoint that power is always problematic because its natural...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,324
Posted By shimokita
Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?...

Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?
Ans: What I haven't realized yet

That planning sometimes results a different outcome... That it's not a matter of slowing down, it's just being ready...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By shimokita
Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with...

Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with Kodak Gold 200 but I can't find it here... I order from NYC. It would be my go-to color film in Japan. I normally shoot b&w... Fuji Neopan 100...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,963
Posted By shimokita
-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better...

-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better eye), right hand up with (d)SLR... with the RF it's about 50-50
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By shimokita
I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM)...

I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM) which I use on a Leica IIIf and with a Leica adapter on my MP (film) with no problems... love the lens

If you have access to a Leica thread mount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,669
Posted By shimokita
I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more...

I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more in digital files that I periodically post on social media as "Throw Back Thursday"... actually family and friends love the TBT posts, but not the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,413
Posted By shimokita
'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I...

'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I understand that some of the newer Fuji X-series cameras are approaching that. A 12 page article with ~80 pages of comments ; )

Thanks for the link...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,986
Posted By shimokita
Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister...

Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister when I was born... and there have been 30 PMs in my lifetime... suddenly I feel a little older ; )
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2019
Replies: 1,349
Views: 200,845
Posted By shimokita
Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019 Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm...

Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019
Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm f/1.2, Fuji Neopan ISO 400

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/416/raw/photo_5981056.jpg

Casey
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,113
Posted By shimokita
Food is a major part of the experience, and...

Food is a major part of the experience, and finding a small shop is fun... everyone has their favorite, and the good news is you don't have to spend a lot...

Have a great trip...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,809
Posted By shimokita
I recently needed to upgrade my phone... The...

I recently needed to upgrade my phone...

The same six points seem to be relevent across different digital technologies...

My choice for personal use was a 3G/4G flip phone that I configured without...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By shimokita
According to the Sekonic website... and unless...

According to the Sekonic website... and unless it's a typo or my misunderstanding...

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Display Range
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 3 to 13,107,200

Measuring Range (ISO100)
Ambient...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By shimokita
As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo". For me...

As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo".

For me it's mostly the Nikon F3 or Mamiya RB67 (albeit the latter less often). Yes I can hand hold the SLR or x100t when using NDGrad filters but it's better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By shimokita
This thread is a hoot ; )

This thread is a hoot ; )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,554
Posted By shimokita
I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5...

I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 - the former was factory Ai'ed before I purchased it and the latter I had Ai'ed at Kiitos in Shinagawa Tokyo. Both get used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,935
Posted By shimokita
Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata,...

Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture - January 2018

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/310/raw/photo_5934801.jpg

MP, 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By shimokita
Nice cover photo... The cover of the report*...

Nice cover photo...

The cover of the report* features 'Earth Kiln' by Li Huaifeng, 2018 World Press Photo Contest winner.

*The State of News Photography 2018: Photojournalists' attitudes toward...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,972
Posted By shimokita
NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto extension ring... second hand in ex. condition and an HS-14 new off the shelf... to be used on a Nikon F3HP / Nikon F3P.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 185
Views: 12,604
Posted By shimokita
I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the...

I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the rice terraces of Batad / Banaue about nine hours drive north of Manila... we started at midnight to avoid the traffic in the city and the tricycles in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By shimokita
Ouch... My only international shipping experience...

Ouch... My only international shipping experience is with multiple packages from B&H New York to Tokyo... they use DHL and I have had zero problems. When I first started ordering from B&H the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By shimokita
It was never about the price... one part is about...

It was never about the price... one part is about community and working with an individual who truly loves photography. We chat about recent photo trips or shoot the breeze about equipment... they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By shimokita
I would start my own b&w development except that...

I would start my own b&w development except that once I got started it would be my luck there we would have a discontinuance of chemical availability... in any case, I don't give up shooting film ; )
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By shimokita
Talking business with a mom & pop camera store in Tokyo...

As the title said, I recently talked to the owner of a local small business where I have had my film developed for years. It seems that in 2019 the major labs (Fujifilm & Kodak) will no longer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since...

Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since leaving the office some years ago as I am more busy now then ever. So while time, money, interest, etc. are "nice" I was looking for something tangible...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,853
Posted By shimokita
"The superior man understands what is right; the...

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." ― Confucius... to be honest it sounds more like a fortune cookie quote but it highlights my point.

Some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,629
Posted By shimokita
If I understand you correctly when you try to...

If I understand you correctly when you try to focus to infinity the infinity mark (∞) does a hard stop about 1mm from the 'distance index dot'.

When you have the lens off the camera can you align...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,069
Posted By shimokita
The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a...

The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a little something for myself, because I know what I want ; ) Friday I found the following second hand...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S with PN-11...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By shimokita
I am using one of the big camera maker's...

I am using one of the big camera maker's program... it came with the camera, it does almost all I need and the price was right... at the time PS was the "only" alternative and I didn't want to go...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By shimokita
Do you get the same results if you reverse the...

Do you get the same results if you reverse the strip: 1-2-3 to 3-2-1?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By shimokita
I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's...

I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's just too many... Every couple of years I get out the carton boxes and have a look see... hard to let go, but at least in our family I can't imagine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By shimokita
Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux...

Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux 50/1.4 will cover most locations in the city.

Since you will have a base (hotel or other) in Tokyo and because you have a good rapport with the lens......
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,069
Posted By shimokita
Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after...

Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after 10 years my Toshiba NB505 with 1GB memory is finally past its use by date... it served me well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By shimokita
I have a couple and for me it comes down to...

I have a couple and for me it comes down to ergonomics including the finder experience. Given an 'equiv. lens' what else is there to recommend one body over another when thinking about end results. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with...

Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with a 50mm or 28mm
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