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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By btgc
OK, remember past with quicksilver thermometers....

OK, remember past with quicksilver thermometers. Even with a big care only one happened to break, accidentally. And now - dozens :eek: I'm saying conversion to digital thermometers in households is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By btgc
Leaks from film door side are red on color neg...

Leaks from film door side are red on color neg (when scanned/printed)?

In any case, Mju is prone to this defect. My Mju Zoom has very similar issue.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,465
Posted By btgc
Husband caught on purchase. Honey, this beater...

Husband caught on purchase. Honey, this beater only cost me mere $250!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,465
Posted By btgc
Now imagine what would flash in thieves mind,...

Now imagine what would flash in thieves mind, having chance to get this one or move on for better catch. It's ugly but if otherwise it's working fine - OK, this is your travel camera and one doesn't...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-27-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By btgc
Don't forget dried bananas - probably Castro's...

Don't forget dried bananas - probably Castro's Cuba paid with them in return for supporting their economics. Occasional pack of cane sugar and adults having some Havana Club bottle, that's what I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By btgc
Speaking of slides, I've found and scanned one....

Speaking of slides, I've found and scanned one. People say it weren't Soviet or ORWO film.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4147/5017605978_0fa481b9ee.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8DoxrU)
Lost champions...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By btgc
I agree - once one has learned something it's a...

I agree - once one has learned something it's a lifetime skill, usually. Don't know if I would be more normal mixing powders back then as with liquid concentrate now it's almost too easy )

German...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By btgc
I knew it. In large cities like Kiiv, Moscow etc....

I knew it. In large cities like Kiiv, Moscow etc. there were labs who took film to develop and make prints but they did it manually as far as I know. Hit or miss job, right. C41 and E6 would be whole...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-26-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,528
Posted By btgc
Most Soviets didn't have any camera because there...

Most Soviets didn't have any camera because there were no labs around like we know them today. People went to photography saloons to have pictures taken, even in small city they used large format...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,173
Posted By btgc
Ask it another way - which SLR/lens kit on ebay...

Ask it another way - which SLR/lens kit on ebay costs less than lithium battery (or adapter w/ silver battery) it takes?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By btgc
With this things it's best to check with matte...

With this things it's best to check with matte glass over film rollers. One of folders I have were misadjusted focus wise, screwed it one turn in or out. At this age you cannot know all lengths they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By btgc
TLR with lens caps. No SLR, no lens swaps - if...

TLR with lens caps. No SLR, no lens swaps - if this are check marks for security. And it could be named a cooler for medicine. Just pop out screen cover and close again, saying it can't be kept open...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-18-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,261
Posted By btgc
New Epic was my first real camera and no, it...

New Epic was my first real camera and no, it weren't cheap. But it were well worth its cost.

300 or what, but their prices sporadically fetched high mark. I haven't watched ebay for a couple of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-18-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,261
Posted By btgc
$300 - listed or really selling? Seems money is...

$300 - listed or really selling?

Seems money is coming to an end of being mean of trade.....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By btgc
Assuming we compare 36exp 135 to 120, they both...

Assuming we compare 36exp 135 to 120, they both have very similar surface area in total.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By btgc
Hey, dude! Nothing wrong with your camera, it has...

Hey, dude! Nothing wrong with your camera, it has packed decades of knowledge and technology into it. You just have to get used to its capabilities and limitations.

It depends on speed of film you...
Forum: Other RF 01-13-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By btgc
Yeah, it's lacking high end product feeling, but...

Yeah, it's lacking high end product feeling, but lens is nice. RF patch isn't best. Overall feeling isn't high five but hey, we all can't be champions. I were bothered by sound while advancing so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,447
Posted By btgc
About year ago I also considered adding some more...

About year ago I also considered adding some more current DSLR than IstD and even found perfect justification - to use for short videos at pool, and get newer camera in same package. From K-S1, K-s2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,470
Posted By btgc
Still, any of SLRs will be bigger than little...

Still, any of SLRs will be bigger than little Mju. If size is an argument I would choose another compact with similar features, even if SLR is great tool. There are many decent compacts with nice...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-21-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,497
Posted By btgc
What can I say? Life isn't perfect. Yet some men...

What can I say? Life isn't perfect. Yet some men are attracted by far from perfect things, women, cars, etc. Perfection is like sharpness - it's a concept created by human mind, not always coinciding...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,760
Posted By btgc
To answer with a bit of rationale, we would need...

To answer with a bit of rationale, we would need to know how much did cost Lynx 14, Lynx 5000 and Electro 35 (GSN size) when new. Size wise, they all weren't too small, but maybe at the day Lynx 14...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-04-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,923
Posted By btgc
I think, this is why they used ERC's religiously...

I think, this is why they used ERC's religiously back then. After shot or series of shots, one attached back upper part of case, thus also blocking light to meter cell. Yet they were used to change...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By btgc
btw Do you mean meter shows many different...

btw Do you mean meter shows many different reading but shutter fires on shortest time only?

Probably it is, but ask yourself how much labor and/or money you want to put into this automatic (ok,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By btgc
This thread makes me wanting to put hands on Adox...

This thread makes me wanting to put hands on Adox Sport - 6x9 folder with 6x6 insert, sitting somewhere on "To do" shelf.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,670
Posted By btgc
Salut! Oh, too short.....and cheers!

Salut! Oh, too short.....and cheers!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By btgc
Is film still cheaper route for Bolliwood?...

Is film still cheaper route for Bolliwood?
Theatres are another, I think there in India film projection is still very strong, but they can shoot digitally to save on production phase and then print...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By btgc
70W indeed has distortion at wide setting of...

70W indeed has distortion at wide setting of lens, but nothing I would turn nose away. Size and interface on 70W is probably best of what I have seen on affordable film compact (so, substract premium...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By btgc
Camera repairer I know tells beach kills cameras...

Camera repairer I know tells beach kills cameras very fast - because of micro sand particles in air. And compact cameras depending on tiny motors to extend lens are most sensitive to it. When weather...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-14-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By btgc
It must be endless joy to use this kit. Metal,...

It must be endless joy to use this kit. Metal, glass and light.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,769
Posted By btgc
Fixed lens RFs were cameras to be made for mass...

Fixed lens RFs were cameras to be made for mass market, priced accordingly. Linkage from wheel adds costs and complexity, so they mostly let 'em focus by whirring lens directly.

I quite like appeal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7,269
Posted By btgc
Long times haven't tracked prices, but agree that...

Long times haven't tracked prices, but agree that lots of sleepers are available. Canonet and 35RC got hyped and prices went up accordingly but I wouldn't pay premium for any old camera sold AS-IS...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7,269
Posted By btgc
I suggest getting one without Tv exposure mode....

I suggest getting one without Tv exposure mode. If you want automation, get Yashica Electro with Av mode, if this doesn't break your vision. Other than that, pre-AE era fully mechanical fixed lens...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-13-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,530
Posted By btgc
With original DP I have read too many posts about...

With original DP I have read too many posts about lens not extending due to worn ribbon cable (design flaw). Probably it were fixed in later batches as many people just use their DPs but some, like...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By btgc
Even if it were WP once, now after decades seals...

Even if it were WP once, now after decades seals have shrunk and I doubt they do their job as supposed. My splash-proof Olympus had to be taken into repair shop each 5(?) years to replace seals to...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,866
Posted By btgc
I also liked size of G35 - while people like...

I also liked size of G35 - while people like medium small cameras, I find size of this Electro is perfect for one used to SLR size bodies (I know there are small SLRs, too). I also like smallest...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 3,868
Posted By btgc
Imagine instagram if people would be forced to...

Imagine instagram if people would be forced to guess exposure and set it in smartphone. This would complement RF focusing nicely.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-08-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By btgc
Shooting in humidity, impact and care

Lately I've been taking video and shooting in closed swimming pools and that places aren't far from baths in terms of moisture. In winter I for sure try to warm up camera before pulling it out from...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,249
Posted By btgc
Probably you already know flat-headed decorative...

Probably you already know flat-headed decorative crew over top of wind lever is extremely fragile - should be tightened with finger not spanner. I broke it on mine even reading about it before :(
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,249
Posted By btgc
I knew about having to keep finger on release...

I knew about having to keep finger on release until exposure finishes, but first time it can be WTF?!? moment :)

As for keeping barrel extended, for me it's easier to do so also from practical...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,249
Posted By btgc
These are definitely ones to try out. Like 'em or...

These are definitely ones to try out. Like 'em or not but they stand out and are worth their weight.

btw do two slowest speeds run well on yours?
Forum: Olympus RF 06-27-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By btgc
Don't worry about Olympus lens (especially 7...

Don't worry about Olympus lens (especially 7 element lens), rather research what batteries it takes, or if it works in manual mode to not depend on extinct cells and aged cell/circuit.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By btgc
I would be still using mine if not light leaks in...

I would be still using mine if not light leaks in lens barrel under certain conditions. Backlit (!!!) decent sized LCD on top (!!!) and well thought command rocker instead of tiny buttons. Small for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By btgc
There's something about carrying cameras in...

There's something about carrying cameras in diaper bags. If you haven't got one, filter does about same.

Bird poop can be extremely aggressive to paints and obviously, to lens coatings, too. Great ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-07-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By btgc
Water damage? To me it looks cheaper to fetch...

Water damage? To me it looks cheaper to fetch another one than to repair. If both come from one owner it would be interesting to know his habits.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By btgc
I haven't used mine for ages but I think with DX...

I haven't used mine for ages but I think with DX coded film Mju will expose number of frames encoded on cartridge. Without, it doesn't knows number of frames and will advance to next from until film...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,879
Posted By btgc
Folders are as bad as other vintage cameras. They...

Folders are as bad as other vintage cameras. They accumulate fast if not watched out carefully :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-27-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By btgc
Don't forget to charge it from time to time...I'd...

Don't forget to charge it from time to time...I'd say, once per 6-12 weeks of idling. Batteries aren't milk, they will not die charge them day before or two later, but sitting on shelf camera can sip...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,708
Posted By btgc
Quite soon coffins will be like film Leicas. Why...

Quite soon coffins will be like film Leicas. Why use them, will wonder digital people. Burn my dead corpse and be done.

P.S. Good to read your posts again, Roger.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By btgc
Is there chance HCB was gifted Zorki when he...

Is there chance HCB was gifted Zorki when he visited USSR? Engraved "From communist party and whole soviet population".
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By btgc
Does MF-1 remember exp. correction setting after...

Does MF-1 remember exp. correction setting after shot or even better, after being switched off and on?
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,192
Posted By btgc
I wonder if Getty is taking proper care of images...

I wonder if Getty is taking proper care of images they are selling. If they don't provide authorized access only to full rez pictures why blame Google? What do I miss here.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By btgc
Congratulations! Fixing FSU camera delivers...

Congratulations! Fixing FSU camera delivers feelings like wrestling some big bad guy from cold war movie.
My FED-5 appears to leak outdoors under sunlight.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By btgc
Factor in post-purchase costs - film, dev and...

Factor in post-purchase costs - film, dev and scan/print.....it becomes much less of bargain then.

for sentimental reasons, yes.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-15-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By btgc
That angled body and covers are landmark of...

That angled body and covers are landmark of Ricoh, I don't remember such shape used by other companies (probably, only because I haven't seen too many cameras). It's beautiful camera - shape/size,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By btgc
I remember reading here on RFF (I think, thread...

I remember reading here on RFF (I think, thread with Japanese tradition influenced imperfect pictures) how seller of scissors before wrapping buy made some scuff or like that. When things are perfect...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By btgc
Nightshades. Some affected by arthritis say...

Nightshades. Some affected by arthritis say eliminating them from diet helps to control inflammation.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By btgc
So big DSLRs should have concave for nose....

So big DSLRs should have concave for nose. Agreed. Instead they put on back shiny screen which gets in a way and collects sweat from nose.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By btgc
can blinds be forced back from film chamber? I...

can blinds be forced back from film chamber?

I mean if there's no rod sticking in hole under broken off lever.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,956
Posted By btgc
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8lrIvXfOcSk/Rg0wt2ZPBUI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8lrIvXfOcSk/Rg0wt2ZPBUI/AAAAAAAAAdI/020BVwQVZtc/s1600/1303.gif

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8lrIvXfOcSk/Rg0wuWZPBWI/AAAAAAAAAdY/JC2-Bzc6fyA/s1600/1411.gif
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By btgc
This year I didn't extend pro subscription. Since...

This year I didn't extend pro subscription. Since stats are on steroids they are not useful for me anymore and in fact I've lost interest in them even longer before. Everything else is there and now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 20,400
Posted By btgc
AP tank seems to be clone of Paterson, with red...

AP tank seems to be clone of Paterson, with red lid. Paterson also has balls which probably is very common for plastic reels.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 20,400
Posted By btgc
Will not vote as I've never used Jabba tank so...

Will not vote as I've never used Jabba tank so can't compare but Paterson SS4 works for me. I'm believer in a simplistic theory - start with anything available to you and switch if it doesn't work,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,874
Posted By btgc
I haven't been on FB or TWT, but what can they...

I haven't been on FB or TWT, but what can they can do with knowledge I used to buy old film stuff and occasionally, coffee beans?

I can only agree on how undeveloped some adware is - once I buy...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By btgc
Seems they aren't using CCD sensors widely during...

Seems they aren't using CCD sensors widely during recent years. I cherish IstD as CCD camera.
btw Foveon is technically CCD with layered design or it stands on its own?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,114
Posted By btgc
Was Franco nazi or fascist? Not that this could...

Was Franco nazi or fascist? Not that this could have impact on price of old camera, though....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 26,026
Posted By btgc
What are edge codes of industrial business film?

What are edge codes of industrial business film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By btgc
Film is mine. Now when lab scans it to print...

Film is mine. Now when lab scans it to print anyway I can do it myself. If film gets scratched, bent, dropped on floor and walked over, it's my fault and no regrets, no angst.

When I think about lab...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-24-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,693
Posted By btgc
This certainly can limit those nature...

This certainly can limit those nature photographers who depend on wides. This could be starter for a poll "your most used FL for nature shots". I bet many would tick values over 100mm.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-23-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,245
Posted By btgc
1"-type sensor, physically smaller than 1"...

1"-type sensor, physically smaller than 1" diagonal. But these days they have learned to squeeze out lots of them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,721
Posted By btgc
I'm impressed by Pentax naming scheme. Yesterday...

I'm impressed by Pentax naming scheme. Yesterday I used K-S1, youngest APS-C model in line-up.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-19-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By btgc
If Konica lens isn't sharp it's...

If Konica lens isn't sharp it's misaligned/broken. If framelines aren't working for me it would be sign camera has been dropped or tinkered with. This is my experience with KAS2 as well - first...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,721
Posted By btgc
Now when Pentax have mated with Ricoh I can only...

Now when Pentax have mated with Ricoh I can only dream Pentax DSLR could support AE for R/K-A lenses as back then I have got some instead of P/K-A. OK, in fact I don't have too many specifically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By btgc
Do you visit ebay to buy/sell or suppose it to be...

Do you visit ebay to buy/sell or suppose it to be a university? Remember, total amount of sanity stays same while population is growing.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-14-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,882
Posted By btgc
I believe XA4 isn't Lomo camera as long as it...

I believe XA4 isn't Lomo camera as long as it doesn't has some unknown meaning. This days I prefer my phone for this kind of shots, just wish it had 24mm lens instead of 28.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,038
Posted By btgc
So what. Rostec hit by sanctions may have freed...

So what. Rostec hit by sanctions may have freed some resources so they are looking for opportunity. Why not rebadge some luxury brand camera, sold cheaper it would outperform original. As photo gear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,038
Posted By btgc
Russia has made Yotaphone, competitor to iphone....

Russia has made Yotaphone, competitor to iphone. Also Elbrus chip, to not depend on Intel and AMD. I'm sure they are able to produce camera, too. I'm waiting when Mr. Medvedev abandons his Leicas and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By btgc
If I'd have to pay $1 monthly for every site I...

If I'd have to pay $1 monthly for every site I visit I'd start cutting number of sites I visit. Not that $1 is big money or I don't like to support someone doing good job but when I have to pay I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By btgc
White bkg not default again, as I realize. I...

White bkg not default again, as I realize. I changed style to Hex Cell grey and now it appears once I log in.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,535
Posted By btgc
This is one of cameras I didn't buy when having...

This is one of cameras I didn't buy when having 35mm compact craze. Lens is cracking, reminds me Konica C35.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By btgc
iphone is phenomenon popular not only in western...

iphone is phenomenon popular not only in western countries. Asia and Russia you mention buy it.
btw it's not West who wants to bankrupt Russia (imagine all the nuclear weapons they have, no sane...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By btgc
Technically it works just as anything else. At...

Technically it works just as anything else. At the end of pages is request to pay $5 to have it legal.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,610
Posted By btgc
Enjoyed reading. First thought, another of...

Enjoyed reading. First thought, another of stupid-youth rants but it's not.

Years ago when that craze started it were interesting to take pictures of online connected people. Now it's almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By btgc
What Ken Rockwell did years ago - you can read,...

What Ken Rockwell did years ago - you can read, but printing out content is illegal if you don't pay.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-03-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,590
Posted By btgc
As I understand hundreds of AF points are for...

As I understand hundreds of AF points are for tracking AF mode, I get it right?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-03-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Posted By btgc
DSLR this days can be very small and has both OVF...

DSLR this days can be very small and has both OVF and Live view. I'd choose mirrorless if taking pictures during lecture for quiter shutter or have higher flash sync speed than DSLR has. Otherwise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,607
Posted By btgc
They hardly are all analog each to other. Some...

They hardly are all analog each to other. Some are, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,721
Posted By btgc
When they will start to make dials and buttons,...

When they will start to make dials and buttons, fully programmable and displaying attached function (directly on larger controls and next to smaller controls) ?

I'm talking about all controls, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,721
Posted By btgc
I don't dismiss cameras with top deck placed...

I don't dismiss cameras with top deck placed speed dial, not at all. They are just different breed and follow different philosophy.
645N is a wonderful piece of photographic equipment with quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,721
Posted By btgc
I believe Pentax does it purely DSLR way - speed...

I believe Pentax does it purely DSLR way - speed and aperture are changed by two knurled dials, front and back. Without taking eye away from finder and without raising right hand from gripping...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By btgc
I like composition and tones are superb. I...

I like composition and tones are superb. I clearly see rendering specific to FF sensor and modern well corrected lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By btgc
AAs are great when they are...great. When one...

AAs are great when they are...great. When one finds himself in remote place in front of a boot with crappy stale AAs laying behind sunlit window he may think, damn, I wish my camera to depend on...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,501
Posted By btgc
I'm sorry for everyone who can't deliver to...

I'm sorry for everyone who can't deliver to customers because of upgrade to newer Windows. Operating system is as important component as computer hardware or as Lightroom version - none should be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By btgc
Is Fuji supplying film for Hollywood or Kodak has...

Is Fuji supplying film for Hollywood or Kodak has it all?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-24-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By btgc
Quoting pictures

Sometimes reading threads with many pictures I get distracted by posts consisting of a single line and exactly same pictures I've seen earlier in thread. I realize people are just hitting reply...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,752
Posted By btgc
I've never liked streaks'n'scratches effect put...

I've never liked streaks'n'scratches effect put on amateur video. It doesn't look like an old movie.
To make visual sequence looking from old times, one has to recreate scenery, wardrobe, and adjust...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,884
Posted By btgc
Obsolete is as simple as something, which isn't...

Obsolete is as simple as something, which isn't replaced by same thing when damaged, lost or broken - because newer and/or better thing costs same or less. Or if parts/labor to repair it costs same...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-17-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,824
Posted By btgc
Give me an espresso shot for free and will go on...

Give me an espresso shot for free and will go on internet telling how great it was!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By btgc
I've got similar - but closer to edge of film,...

I've got similar - but closer to edge of film, when I used twirl type tank. This seemed to appear more readily when fixer were past 10 rolls. To be fair I haven't traced it down scientifically and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-15-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 19,828
Posted By btgc
Oh yes, NOT Mini. Blanked reg plates make looking...

Oh yes, NOT Mini. Blanked reg plates make looking bad ANY car.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-15-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 19,828
Posted By btgc
In video Mini is with blank reg plate, should be...

In video Mini is with blank reg plate, should be done in-camera by JPG processor.

If not then they could just could use different angle/framing to not allow such goof. Blanked reg plates are OK for...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-14-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,957
Posted By btgc
I wonder why Olympus haven't made permanent Pen...

I wonder why Olympus haven't made permanent Pen mode without need to select it each time camera is turned on.
I haven't used newer Olys, probably they did it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By btgc
If you could try to get in touch with some RFFers...

If you could try to get in touch with some RFFers from Japan to buy camera and dismantle aperture for you?

When I got my Konica III with broken aperture I ended up similar way, just repair shop in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By btgc
Electros have straight edged blades, change from...

Electros have straight edged blades, change from Lynx 5000.
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By btgc
To me they all are about same so I'd take one I'm...

To me they all are about same so I'd take one I'm not fearing to loose or damage. But me, I'd take MF folder just for size of negative.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-10-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,906
Posted By btgc
ugly...attractive...do you date your cameras?...

ugly...attractive...do you date your cameras? ;)

to me, DP1 original one, with terrible screen, it's not for dark stadium sports shooters but it's camera I still like to use. I'm also not using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By btgc
I've spooled backwards after film is dry. Next...

I've spooled backwards after film is dry. Next morning it's flat for scanning without week under heap of books (never ever tried that long method).

In a bathroom film dries in 20-30 minutes. What's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By btgc
My scanner and camera both do this before I've...

My scanner and camera both do this before I've even started with editing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By btgc
Frankly speaking, there's infinite gap between...

Frankly speaking, there's infinite gap between someone who documents events important to mankind and someone who instagrams picture of his sneakers in skies over city.

I want to be positive but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By btgc
Who can spend 7 days in this busy times? That's...

Who can spend 7 days in this busy times? That's whole week!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-07-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 19,828
Posted By btgc
Probably 28mm lens could help me to swallow faux...

Probably 28mm lens could help me to swallow faux retro look of it. Actually I wonder they haven't tried to compete with Ricoh earlier, weren't they sure there's market for fixed lens 28mm camera?...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By btgc
They should be reproduced using rangefinder...

They should be reproduced using rangefinder camera :)

Lately this place is much more than RF user base so no one gets banned because of pictures taken by other cameras. Just post great pictures and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,184
Posted By btgc
Pre-soak, that's right...assuming water in...

Pre-soak, that's right...assuming water in channel isn't exactly distilled it even could work as stand dev!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,184
Posted By btgc
You mean, this TLR is water tight and remained...

You mean, this TLR is water tight and remained that for years? Or gelatine and paper isn't absorbing water?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-05-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,437
Posted By btgc
IstDL is quite historical, several gens behind...

IstDL is quite historical, several gens behind E-P3. In digital world that means a lot. Tiny K-S1 has shown me how outdated my other Pentax, IstD, is. Price and features of K-S1 leave me with no...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-05-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 31,437
Posted By btgc
I think it were interesting concept five to seven...

I think it were interesting concept five to seven years ago but since I didn't buy into it lost appeal in my view.

Now with excellent VF in small Pentax DSLR and focus peaking I get what I have...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By btgc
Konica Lexio 70 - 70mm at long end, unfortunately...

Konica Lexio 70 - 70mm at long end, unfortunately at cost of slower f/7.9 (that's f/8!) aperture. But interface is very, very good. Enjoyed it while it didn't suffer from lens defect (corner issues).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-04-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 11,114
Posted By btgc
To me, #2 looks a bit too oversharpened. This...

To me, #2 looks a bit too oversharpened. This reminds me scans I got from minilab.
#1 is from what I'd like to start working.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-02-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 6,510
Posted By btgc
Too bad they are using stupid flash for full...

Too bad they are using stupid flash for full screen display, which I don't have. I found this pictures funny and better time filler than watching TV. And learned how hair styling can change look of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-02-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 10,192
Posted By btgc
Yashica Electro 35MC, because of Av and...

Yashica Electro 35MC, because of Av and human-ready interface to 40mm lens.

Digital...only my phone deserves to be called FL compact. Others are computers with lens attached.
Forum: RFF News 01-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,121
Posted By btgc
I wonder if all this content isn't cached...

I wonder if all this content isn't cached somewhere...google, other services....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 7,683
Posted By btgc
Very wise. You'll be able to wear out your Leica...

Very wise. You'll be able to wear out your Leica kit if you use it hard and thus have full satisfaction from money you've spent. Sounds reasonable.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,240
Posted By btgc
In African mythology (from where this word...

In African mythology (from where this word originates) fetish has no sexual context....as far as I know....but probably sexual desire is better than substituting it with acquiring material objects!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By btgc
Not discussed Nikon, but I have Tokina 25-50/4...

Not discussed Nikon, but I have Tokina 25-50/4 for P/K mount and absolutely like idea of small, light zoom with two useful focal lengths. It also keeps focus during zooming so at close distances I...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By btgc
This is one rare Yashica, on par with Minister...

This is one rare Yashica, on par with Minister 700. Wish you getting it in shape not needing replacing parts.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-27-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By btgc
Bummer. And plain S isn't that common in this...

Bummer. And plain S isn't that common in this part of world, KAS2 are much more common than earlier plain S even if KAS2 is scarce compared to Yashica Electro 35.

That's a good advice, fetching...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,156
Posted By btgc
No wonder at all. But then digital Leica is not...

No wonder at all. But then digital Leica is not about color, as I see it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,368
Posted By btgc
I like Panagor (Kiron) 28/2, also on digital....

I like Panagor (Kiron) 28/2, also on digital. Rikenon P 50/1.4 (purple coated), also both worlds.

On film bodies I like Tokina 25-50/4, Ricoh 28-100/4 and Tamron 70-210/3.8-4
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,582
Posted By btgc
This year spent on film and prints more than on...

This year spent on film and prints more than on gear, on film gear. Other than that, added Pentax K-S1 mainly for video and also digital stills, as it's able to do both. Amazing what they offer for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By btgc
>It's difficult to focus on horizontal lines. Is...

>It's difficult to focus on horizontal lines. Is there a trick to this other than find some vertical lines?

All lines are vertical as long as you hold camera accordingly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By btgc
I agree - while camera has not arrived it's not...

I agree - while camera has not arrived it's not worth sweating about condition. Sometimes promising looks hide severe damage and sometimes description "diaphragm which can't be seen" can mean seller...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By btgc
I just hope blades/pins aren't broken due to...

I just hope blades/pins aren't broken due to force applied to stuck aperture. Prefer this model to Auto because of more natural shape, traditional on-lens DOF scale instead of on-body and traditional...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 6,327
Posted By btgc
Is anyone making Black Dot lens mount release?

Is anyone making Black Dot lens mount release?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-19-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By btgc
This and 24W are visually very appealing cameras....

This and 24W are visually very appealing cameras. And your panoramas remind me they can be made without specialized cameras like xpan.
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-19-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 11,879
Posted By btgc
Seeing remark on anti-pocket approach I know I'm...

Seeing remark on anti-pocket approach I know I'm not alone in belief cameras are worth better care than slipping them in dirty linty pocket where crud gets into lens etc.

When being a kid mother...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,709
Posted By btgc
I wonder why many assume FSU cameras were built...

I wonder why many assume FSU cameras were built to be operated in deep cold Siberia between bears and moose? It's a cliche of Hollywood from 80's. When USSR were alive, absolutely biggest part of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By btgc
This camera is another class, but some elder...

This camera is another class, but some elder compacts I have underexpose same 3 stops.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By btgc
Seems some directors get what they want easier...

Seems some directors get what they want easier with film and team knowing medium (film and dev costs), some rely on digital and distribution is a digital process, so they make digital copy of edited...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By btgc
I think shutters are same. Great project camera,...

I think shutters are same. Great project camera, I assume. From what I recall, shutter is mechanical and AE sets aperture, right? Then no worries, just go from front to expose shutter mechanism. All...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,797
Posted By btgc
Probably it's about money when they aren't active...

Probably it's about money when they aren't active and backed by huge contracts, and probably plain wisdom which comes (or not) as years add up tells them any camera they use is giving about same...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-15-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By btgc
Ad is brilliant. >privately owned...

Ad is brilliant.

>privately owned Camera

someone seen for sale collectively owned camera? Or one used by an institution? latter is more possible but they all end up in possession of their users....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,308
Posted By btgc
....getting to location, accomodation (remote...

....getting to location, accomodation (remote sites), food, your humble can-get-everywhere AA-batteries (remember that joke, anyone? now we know AA batteries can't power digital cameras, except...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 9,690
Posted By btgc
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/667/23010669754_ed3...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/667/23010669754_ed3e32428e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/B4nGrq)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/B4nGrq) by mm35exp36 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,308
Posted By btgc
Contrary to my fleabay finds I have found new...

Contrary to my fleabay finds I have found new Pentax K-S1 with lots of tech inside for a money I could get very well used pro level Pentax DSLR. Having original IstD I know what real DSLR body means...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By btgc
wake-up call to keep ready golden parachutes?

wake-up call to keep ready golden parachutes?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By btgc
I'm not a battery tech but I've read unused...

I'm not a battery tech but I've read unused batteries develop their full capacity after some charging/use cycles. Then it depends on how camera interprets what battery reports to it. It could always...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,782
Posted By btgc
Mju series were game changers, due to quality...

Mju series were game changers, due to quality packed into small body and new look. I remember them in shops, they cost not much less than entry level SLR with kit zoom lens. Well, maybe...
Forum: RFF News 12-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By btgc
They made interesting wide zoom compact with...

They made interesting wide zoom compact with 1/1.8" sensor (OK for its time), also Pentax DSLR clones, two years ago I considered some of NX with native small lens as take-everywhere. Samsung isn't...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,709
Posted By btgc
Good condition and fungus don't go well together....

Good condition and fungus don't go well together. I wouldn't pay much for common camera with fungi in lens. Just as a learning project.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,771
Posted By btgc
I don't bother if someone likes to imagine how...

I don't bother if someone likes to imagine how this or that camera would look. Today is 2015, do you really believe optimal shape of camera is bar?

In my book best ergonomics compact camera achieved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By btgc
>Thanks for looking. Thanks for entertaining,...

>Thanks for looking.

Thanks for entertaining, you great man!

p.s. I suppose he wanted to enter $12 but hit extra zeros unintentionally.
Forum: RFF News 12-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By btgc
Little colorful Pentax DSLRs have changed that....

Little colorful Pentax DSLRs have changed that. One is to point big black blob even with kit lens and person feels uncomfortably. Small colored fun cam with current sensor and incredible processing...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,413
Posted By btgc
There's nothing wrong with this....buy some you...

There's nothing wrong with this....buy some you like very much and can afford easily - purely for aesthetic pleasure, not as photographic tool. Cameras aren't worse than fur coats and brilliants....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,947
Posted By btgc
That's the whole point - bigger than 35mm square...

That's the whole point - bigger than 35mm square negative and square prints. Lab I use readily cuts off empty area (prints mounted on foamboard base).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,956
Posted By btgc
Hand inspection, really? When planes fall down...

Hand inspection, really? When planes fall down from skies and it's not going to look any better in near future, what one really expects from security people, to not put Leica/Nikon/whatever shaped...
Forum: RFF News 12-04-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By btgc
For most of people, phone is all they need. Small...

For most of people, phone is all they need. Small remaining part uses real cameras, I mean, devices with imaging as main function. I see family mothers using bulky DSLR w/ 24-80/2.8 and fathers using...
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By btgc
Pentax K-S1 is barely bigger than K01 but has...

Pentax K-S1 is barely bigger than K01 but has wonderful pentaprism powered VF, also provides Live mode with focus peaking like MLs do. Why someone would choose ML over entry level DSLR?

Upper deck...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By btgc
I wouldn't pick AE-only (like C35) as a first FL...

I wouldn't pick AE-only (like C35) as a first FL RF. Pre-AE era, with short throw release, tough mechanical thing not depending on obsolete cells (even if easily replaceable and/or adjustable to work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By btgc
I think he has done quite a volume until now,...

I think he has done quite a volume until now, some people do it until end and some move on to find something other. He isn't lying in his sofa arguing how unfair life is, he's still active and busy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,135
Posted By btgc
I feel this is a period in life to go through. I...

I feel this is a period in life to go through. I also enjoyed long period of buying, repairing, trying and comparing. After this ends there's another challenge - keep motivation and curiosity to take...
Forum: RFF News 11-27-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,514
Posted By btgc
I read Sammy exits Britany, too. Too bad.

I read Sammy exits Britany, too. Too bad.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By btgc
30mins per single frame, golden shot, exposure of...

30mins per single frame, golden shot, exposure of year - no problem, it's worth it but 20-30min per frame in whole roll mode, oh boys, that sounds way too much, no matter what scanner, what software....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By btgc
roll-at-once at $250 is no-brainer, even at $400...

roll-at-once at $250 is no-brainer, even at $400 it's reasonable.

overseas shipping adds some costs, though, add VAT and at current price it's easy to start scratching head.

Honestly, if V550 gives...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-25-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By btgc
After years of single frame scanning I got V550...

After years of single frame scanning I got V550 for MF and soon discovered it's OK for web-targeted 135, too. Time is the only thing I can't really get back so I have to save it.

If I get some shots...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-25-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,071
Posted By btgc
higher precision than that of original makes...

higher precision than that of original makes could ruin appeal of brand :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 3,995
Posted By btgc
Such periods are just normal, latching into...

Such periods are just normal, latching into something.

I have 25-50 zoom and to me it still appears as one of most useful things I can mount on SLR. Shoot it wide, short throw and see it in regular...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 9,738
Posted By btgc
You are smarter than me. To me this occured after...

You are smarter than me. To me this occured after several tens of 35mm cameras.
Just to try, triplet of decent make will not disappoint. Tessars go for much more except you luck out and have it from...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 9,738
Posted By btgc
Folders are great for their small dimensions (for...

Folders are great for their small dimensions (for format).
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 9,738
Posted By btgc
I can't confirm your assumption, as it depends on...

I can't confirm your assumption, as it depends on cameras used, on condition, on expectations.
Point is that large negative exposed using decent lens is less demanding as it gets enlarged less....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-13-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 13,201
Posted By btgc
I had exactly same thought, about percents....

I had exactly same thought, about percents. Staying at home during storm also just minimizes risk as one can die from household accidents, too.

Latter point comes down to math - some steal govt...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 13,201
Posted By btgc
This were new to me, thanks. But then if I were...

This were new to me, thanks. But then if I were on dark side I'd figure out how to make my piece of code to pretend being a system process as they are too many to whitelist them manually or read...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,427
Posted By btgc
This will be entertaining thread...leaving for a...

This will be entertaining thread...leaving for a bit to heat up popcorn popper.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 13,201
Posted By btgc
That asks for some comments. If local program can...

That asks for some comments. If local program can read and write cloud storage then it's possible to replace files there with encrypted files.

If cloud storage isn't affected then in some sense it...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 13,201
Posted By btgc
I don't have Flash or Java on private computers....

I don't have Flash or Java on private computers. When site requires Flash I skip it. Youtube is example flash isn't mandatory. Sites not moving on from flash will end up same way.

Regarding backups...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,200
Posted By btgc
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/11502517514_e5...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/11502517514_e5a690203c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iwrpHu)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/iwrpHu) by mm35exp36 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,962
Posted By btgc
When film price hikes it's doomed. When it's sold...

When film price hikes it's doomed. When it's sold cheaper than regular it means film is purged before desupport. Doomed either way!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By btgc
Instead of lighter fluid I would blow lens barrel...

Instead of lighter fluid I would blow lens barrel with hair dryer, that is, warm it up a little - just be as careful as with mentioned liquid. If grease gets too thin it could redistribute unevenly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,660
Posted By btgc
This. Too many compacts, too many fixed lens...

This. Too many compacts, too many fixed lens RF's. Just one-two of each and more prints.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-28-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,834
Posted By btgc
I read it's not, it's meant to be easy activated...

I read it's not, it's meant to be easy activated for those who had purchased licenses, and now activation servers don't process CS2 anymore. Free slice of cheese only when you buy a bottle of wine.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-27-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,834
Posted By btgc
Cores, I think it depends if particular software...

Cores, I think it depends if particular software is threaded and uses all cores. If not, less but more powerful cores would be better.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-26-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,834
Posted By btgc
btw how it works together with monitor bits?...

btw how it works together with monitor bits? Honestly, never have cared about color bits so I'm blank here. Is 8bit display able to display all the colors 16bit software produces?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-26-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,834
Posted By btgc
Is there chance C: disk were specified as a...

Is there chance C: disk were specified as a scratch disk for Photoshop, fragmenting it more than it does itself? I assume Macs may come pre-partitioned better and apps offer non-sys partition to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-26-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,834
Posted By btgc
It so much depends on what one is doing....I have...

It so much depends on what one is doing....I have no huge RAW files so $100 board with a dual-core Celeron, boosted by small SSD for OS and topped with silent 5400rpm data volume, is plentiful for my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By btgc
Well, I rather feel like WP minority between...

Well, I rather feel like WP minority between friends with their iphones. Polls just gather data, but sociologists make you reading them this or that way!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-26-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By btgc
Probably because there are too many great fixed...

Probably because there are too many great fixed lens RF lines - Canonets, Ministers, Lynxes, Electros, varieties of Konica, Ricoh, Mamiya, Petri etc.? And TBH in recent years many users of them have...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-23-2015
Replies: 149
Views: 46,810
Posted By btgc
48/2 of Konica III looks only average in that...

48/2 of Konica III looks only average in that chart. Well, I do not trust everything I see on Net.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,948
Posted By btgc
Do does RF keeps in a cabinet full of SLRs, is...

Do does RF keeps in a cabinet full of SLRs, is that extreme enough for it?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By btgc
I think I've seens some early Yashica AF compact...

I think I've seens some early Yashica AF compact with AF button on front of body. Like...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,941
Posted By btgc
What about scale focus folder with snap-on RF?...

What about scale focus folder with snap-on RF? From what I see folder models with integral RF cost substantially more over scale focus. But then they also usually have premium lenses (in the line-up).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,890
Posted By btgc
F3+MD-4 clearly is Darth Wader of photography!

F3+MD-4 clearly is Darth Wader of photography!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By btgc
That's almost fresh film! Basement usually isn't...

That's almost fresh film! Basement usually isn't hot so it should be as good as it can get. I'd overexpose a stop for safety and run around shooting.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,811
Posted By btgc
Foam from pre-optical mouse pads became my...

Foam from pre-optical mouse pads became my favourite.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By btgc
David, I had Stylus Epic DLX with 35mm lens so...

David, I had Stylus Epic DLX with 35mm lens so they certainly aren't too rare. Just spiced up Mju-II for US market.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By btgc
Stylus Epic is 35/2.8 version, all other versions...

Stylus Epic is 35/2.8 version, all other versions - 80, 115 and such, show up in model name. So I assumed it's one model, only different by DLX package. If you mean different models, then it depends...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By btgc
Deluxe version comes with date imprinting and...

Deluxe version comes with date imprinting and panorama switch which moves curtains in film chamber to mask good portion of frame. Not something I'd pay premium nor try to avoid by any means. Take em...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By btgc
Man is selling a rooster. - How much, buyer...

Man is selling a rooster.
- How much, buyer asks.
- Grand, seller replies.
- Why so expensive?
- Need money.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-10-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 30,869
Posted By btgc
Yes, some quirks are there - narrow aperture ring...

Yes, some quirks are there - narrow aperture ring very close to body, a bit stiff shutter release. Probably, that's all of annoyment and rest is only great stuff. In addition what you mentioned, RC...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By btgc
What is the reason for hating Rolleiflex, it's...

What is the reason for hating Rolleiflex, it's own properties or because it costs more than Yashica and basically does the same, exposes film?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,766
Posted By btgc
XA2, maybe. Very nice at first look, but so tiny,...

XA2, maybe. Very nice at first look, but so tiny, so light, so fiddly release. I'm glad I had chance to use one but frankly will carry one only when radically constrained by dimensions and weight....
Forum: Lomography 10-08-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,226
Posted By btgc
"Russian electronics, American electronics,...

"Russian electronics, American electronics, anyway all that sh** is produced at Hon-Kong" Bruce Willis :p
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