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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-05-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 40,399
Posted By Matus
I did notice the sticky post, but I am curios...

I did notice the sticky post, but I am curios about the performance :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-04-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 40,399
Posted By Matus
So - how is the new 35/1.7 VM Ultron?

So - how is the new 35/1.7 VM Ultron?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-29-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 40,399
Posted By Matus
It seems like my price estimate was not that far...

It seems like my price estimate was not that far off - Voigtlander quotes 650€ for the black (alu) and 830€ for the silver (brass) version.

So - are these shipping already? For some reason I find...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,691
Posted By Matus
So - this is basically a Ricoh GRD on steroids :D

So - this is basically a Ricoh GRD on steroids :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,982
Posted By Matus
Being one of many wanna-be bikers, this thread...

Being one of many wanna-be bikers, this thread made me check Vespa webpage (and HD afterwards once I was at ti). There really is something to these little scooters that makes them stand out.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-21-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,365
Posted By Matus
If the GRII would get IS like the Olympus has in...

If the GRII would get IS like the Olympus has in their E-M5II than it would definitely be worth it as would be some sort of weather sealing.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-21-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,365
Posted By Matus
I had GRDIII in the past and love the UI, feel...

I had GRDIII in the past and love the UI, feel in hand and compactness. But I am just not 28-only user it seems ... :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2015
Replies: 391
Views: 83,948
Posted By Matus
Probably not the most relevant for the...

Probably not the most relevant for the discussion, but still - as nice as the ZM is (I had a chance to use it for couple of days some time back), it was in production just a few years - I do not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-14-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 40,399
Posted By Matus
The Ultron looks really sweet - could be a very...

The Ultron looks really sweet - could be a very valid reason to get some nice M mount 35mm rangefinder (sadly, I do not own any rangefiner camera at the moment - makes me afraid of having my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-12-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,349
Posted By Matus
If you would expose the whole 35mm frame you...

If you would expose the whole 35mm frame you would already get very high quality capture - no need for stitching. Also - with that setting you do not need 1:1 lens as 35mm films frame is about 1.4x...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,207
Posted By Matus
That is important to keep the balance :)

That is important to keep the balance :)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-11-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,207
Posted By Matus
I just did trade my Mamiya 6 for Olympus E-M5II...

I just did trade my Mamiya 6 for Olympus E-M5II and 2 zoom lenses (12-40 & 40-150). I am missing the Mamiya, but already my Rolleiflex sees too little use, so keeping one more film camera just did...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,800
Posted By Matus
I do not want to be devils advocate, but should...

I do not want to be devils advocate, but should you happen to have decent digital camera and macro lens (and some sort of light table), than for about that much you could get firm stand (eg. Kaiser...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 25,625
Posted By Matus
Some time has passed ... and I would still go for...

Some time has passed ... and I would still go for a 6x12 ... with whatever focal length Fuji would be able to offer. It would be an excellent addition to a Rolleiflex (I have and enjoy). It would...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By Matus
It was possible for me over at APUG (of course I...

It was possible for me over at APUG (of course I asked mods nicely), but they run different engine so who knows. Drop Stephen an email.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2015
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,754
Posted By Matus
Olympus E-M5II with 12-40 and 40-150 (both f/2.8)...

Olympus E-M5II with 12-40 and 40-150 (both f/2.8) and Wotancraft Avenger to keep it all with me. The camera and lenses are great, the bag is awesome :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Matus
The brass lens will be somewhat heavier too.

The brass lens will be somewhat heavier too.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Before I bought the long zoom I though really...

Before I bought the long zoom I though really hard about out (rather large, heavy, but optically perfect) — and on our trip to Denmark I used it for about 50% of the photos (and even more when...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Now you start posting cheap bags :) I did have a...

Now you start posting cheap bags :) I did have a look at some waist-packs, but somehow did not decide to go that route.

I will surely also use the bag without the insert with just a camera (either...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-30-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
The Wotancraft Averger just arrived - really...

The Wotancraft Averger just arrived - really nice. Obviously very different from most bags, but that is, after all, part of the reason I ordered it. The canvas feels very nice and the leather even...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,431
Posted By Matus
There are quite some awful artefacts to her hair...

There are quite some awful artefacts to her hair and eyebrows and None of the detail looks really sharp (may be a lens though - given the chromatic aberrations I guess that it was not taken with the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,677
Posted By Matus
Have a look at the Retrospective 5 or 7 from...

Have a look at the Retrospective 5 or 7 from Think Tank. No - not the lightest, but very nice material and somewhere between stiff and huggy. Very well thought out interior too. The dividers seemed...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 13,677
Posted By Matus
Body hugging, good protection and easy access are...

Body hugging, good protection and easy access are 3 properties that do not combine easily. Bags that hug your hip will be soft messenger bags that will 'collapse' when not full and not make access to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By Matus
Lovely work, please keep it coming :) Anyone...

Lovely work, please keep it coming :)

Anyone with the 17.5/0.95 ?
Forum: Photo Software 04-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,201
Posted By Matus
Just upgraded to Lightroom 6 minutes ago - no...

Just upgraded to Lightroom 6 minutes ago - no problems doing so (in Germany). That "Adobe ID" is nothing more than a registration at online shop.

Should Adobe make the next version subscription...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
So - the 3 bags arrived - here are my...

So - the 3 bags arrived - here are my impressions:

The gear to fit in:
- Rolleiflex 2.8E
- Olympus E-M5 II
- 12-40/.8
- 40-150/2.8

Urban Approach 10:
- very lightweight and the smallest of the bunch
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
It really hurts when you put it in such straight...

It really hurts when you put it in such straight forward manner ... :)

I do hope to pick one. But I am not such a pack rat after all - the last bag I bought was the Courierware messenger some 4 or 5...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,165
Posted By Matus
W/NW - f/0.95 Voigtlander Noktons for m4/3

Please show what you can do with these ultra fast lenses :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
That is an interesting option indeed. I will have...

That is an interesting option indeed. I will have a closer look. Thanks.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
You make good points about the holiday and photo...

You make good points about the holiday and photo trip. But in the past we (it was just two of us back then) traveled New Zealand and my wife actually accepted me carrying around 4x5" camera (which I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Taking a walk yesterday I realized that what I...

Taking a walk yesterday I realized that what I need is to be able to take the camera out of the bag and pout it back quickly - having the camera dangling from my neck is not practical. So I have just...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Thank you. Padded insert is a good idea - could...

Thank you. Padded insert is a good idea - could even work with my current bag (Courierware messenger). The camera clips look interesting and it could indeed be a solution to get my hands free quickly...
Forum: Travel 04-17-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,131
Posted By Matus
Cool! I live some 2-3 hours by car from...

Cool! I live some 2-3 hours by car from Heidelberg. I will see how we will plan our vacation (we will be leaving around this time) and may try to join for a while.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Seems that I am not alone having hard time to...

Seems that I am not alone having hard time to find a reasonable solution. :o
Currently I am thinking of getting medium sized shoulder bag and separate lens pouch (maybe from thinktank) for the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By Matus
Question How to carry the gear in this situation ...

Hi,

I have recently got myself Olympus E-M5II with 12-40/2.8 and 40-150/2.8. I am planning to carry it together with Rolleiflex 2.8E on our trip to Norway.

Currently I have only a messenger-style...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-13-2015
Replies: 187
Views: 60,617
Posted By Matus
views & faves ... we want more, More, MORE ......

views & faves ... we want more, More, MORE ... :D

I also just paste the BBC code to the reply and then just delete the unnecessary part. It is relatively fast with rather few clicks.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,462
Posted By Matus
Thumbs up Those f/0.95 Noktons for m4/3 - how are they?

By now there are already 4 of these super cool super fast lenses, but I failed to find any recent thread discussing them. Since I have just recently entered m4/3 system and will be at some point...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,100
Posted By Matus
I have bought the camera and lenses just before...

I have bought the camera and lenses just before Easter - I have finally decided for 12-40/2.8 and 40-150/2.8 + the 1.4x tele-converter. Both are truly excellent. Indeed - the 40-150 is a bit on the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-27-2015
Replies: 386
Views: 153,728
Posted By Matus
Since about a year I am ex-4x5" shooter (time...

Since about a year I am ex-4x5" shooter (time constraints). This is one of my very last photographs I took with 4x5" camera, cropped to 6x12 format:

Lago di Como,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By Matus
I have experienced very similar behavior once -...

I have experienced very similar behavior once - it was in winter in french alps. The temperature was below 0 Celsius, but not that much and it was a sunny day. The developer was Pyrocat HD. The film...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,100
Posted By Matus
That is a ver good point. I think that I can...

That is a ver good point. I think that I can actually do without f/2.8 aperture, but what I would like to avoid is to get a lens that is not particularly good at any aperture.

I used to have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,100
Posted By Matus
Now this place is quite :) Anyhow - I have just...

Now this place is quite :) Anyhow - I have just ordered The E-M5II with 12-40 (but need to wait for amazon to get them in stock again). I have since 'discovered' the rather new Panasonic...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By Matus
It seems that the common property of various...

It seems that the common property of various scanning software is that they all suck. I used to have Microtek F1 that came with some sort of Pro version of the SF as well as the Microtek software. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-19-2015
Replies: 823
Views: 161,069
Posted By Matus
EDIT: post removed by myself (wrong topic). Sorry.

EDIT: post removed by myself (wrong topic). Sorry.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 11,787
Posted By Matus
I see. In that case I would probably go with...

I see. In that case I would probably go with Contax SLR (I would choose Aria though) and Zeiss lenses. Contax G2 is a jewel but I would probably not get one for portraits as I would like to see the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Matus
I sure do :) These one are my...

I sure do :) These one are my favourite:

Funayuki from Murray Carter
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5031/14406409755_cb3b012c2e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nX3BH6)

Gyuto from Andy...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-17-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 11,787
Posted By Matus
Not trying to provoke or something, but what...

Not trying to provoke or something, but what would speak (apart from the weight) against some of the "less in" and thus less expensuve 645 SLRs like Bronica or Mamiya or even Bronifa RF645? Would...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5,171
Posted By Matus
Stephen - has there been any update on the issue?...

Stephen - has there been any update on the issue? I just noticed it (have not been around for quite a while) - I am not getting any notifications for my PMs (feature I could really use now as I have...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,033
Posted By Matus
I would have guessed that the new Zeiss 35/1.4...

I would have guessed that the new Zeiss 35/1.4 (the big and pricey one) is probably the best lens for A7.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-16-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Matus
Do what I did - get another hobby. I fell victim...

Do what I did - get another hobby. I fell victim to high end Japanese kitchen knives :)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-16-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 30,359
Posted By Matus
I completely agree on the condition remarks. I...

I completely agree on the condition remarks. I used to have the Konica S3. It was a lovely camera, but the images it produces were just OK sharp. What can rob sharpness on cameras this light is hard...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,100
Posted By Matus
Question Tele lens for E-M5 Mark II (or E-M1)

Hi,

I have not been around since a while (becoming a father AND getting new hobby at the same time), but I getting slowly back.

I am planning to get either E-M5II or E-M1. I would like to get two...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,990
Posted By Matus
I have Mamiya 6 and the 150 lens is a sleeper one...

I have Mamiya 6 and the 150 lens is a sleeper one (lovely OOF and very sharp). Yes - focusing takes some getting used to. But it can be done. If you are careful (and your subject stationary) and your...
Forum: Travel 09-20-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 18,252
Posted By Matus
Those are some amazing photographs. I really...

Those are some amazing photographs. I really appreciate the variety of different formats and techniques. Please keep them coming. Very inspiring work.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,032
Posted By Matus
I know it is not quite relevant for the...

I know it is not quite relevant for the discussion about the new M-A, but the FX-N cost $5,821.00 according to rolleiflex.us

Anyhow - should the M-A be a new addition to M7 and MP, that it is of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,032
Posted By Matus
If the MP is going to be 'replaced' with M-A,...

If the MP is going to be 'replaced' with M-A, than all it means is Leica is trying to have camera for analogue photography (for the exclusivity I guess), but trying to cut the cost down. Makes me...
Forum: Travel 03-15-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 5,639
Posted By Matus
One would have to read the actual law to know for...

One would have to read the actual law to know for sure - but how much different is this to what is implemented here in Germany? The German definition is also rather vague and basically with some...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By Matus
The V3 will become interesting when the V4 will...

The V3 will become interesting when the V4 will come out and the price of the V3 will get to realistic range. I have V1 - I bought autumn last year it as it was 1/4th of the price of E-M1. It...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-15-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 288,368
Posted By Matus
Only special design lenses can be made 100% free...

Only special design lenses can be made 100% free of vignetting (like the photolithography lenses which are tele-centric) - and NONE of these are photographic lenses. There is the light fall-off...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,196
Posted By Matus
I know that I am not coming (would love to) - but...

I know that I am not coming (would love to) - but would like to throw Valenica in the pool - I have been there few years ago for a wedding and had a chance to walk through the city. It has wonderful...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By Matus
Those are VERY reasonable prices for drum scans....

Those are VERY reasonable prices for drum scans. I will give them a try.


I have used http://www.digitalcopy24.de/ for several years now and the Imacon X5 scans are very good for the price too (7€...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,196
Posted By Matus
I would propose anywhere and anytime my wife (and...

I would propose anywhere and anytime my wife (and our 10 weeks old daughter) would let me go ... what about our local groceries? :p :angel:

Have fun guys wherever you decide to go! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 315,867
Posted By Matus
Nikon V1 (mostly with 18.5/1.8 lens) in the most...

Nikon V1 (mostly with 18.5/1.8 lens) in the most case, but Xpan or (shortly) Rolleiflex 2.8E will be accompany it. The V1 is little great camera though - it really can deliver if one cares to give it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Matus
I have done without a dedicated spot meter for...

I have done without a dedicated spot meter for years (I did use my DSLR at times like a spot meter though), but recently acquired one. Most of the time I will keep using my Digisix, but I would like...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-27-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,490
Posted By Matus
"Illusion land" and the other one "ILFORD...

"Illusion land"

and the other one

"ILFORD Photo"

:)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,078
Posted By Matus
It all depends on the look you like. the 1.4 and...

It all depends on the look you like. the 1.4 and 1.2 Noktons have very different rendering. It would be the 1.2 for me unless I would find the size a problem (I have no idea, never had that lens in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By Matus
If you can set the exposure of the scanner...

If you can set the exposure of the scanner manually, than you could try to scan once for the shadows and once for the highlights and use some sort of HDR software to combine them. I am not sure...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By Matus
So - is there some other place to get leather...

So - is there some other place to get leather coverings for cameras?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 20,205
Posted By Matus
Reply to original poster: Get also the 150 lens...

Reply to original poster:

Get also the 150 lens - it is cheap, has great smooth rendering (half-body portraits are perfect with it) and is as sharp as the 50 and 75. It may take a while to get...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 12,643
Posted By Matus
Thank you lam. Now I need to find a reasonably...

Thank you lam. Now I need to find a reasonably priced Mamiya focusing screen.

I am also considering the screen from Rick Oleson - I am wondering how does it compare to Mamiya RB/RZ67 screen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2014
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,754
Posted By Matus
Mint looking and freshly CLAd Rolleiflex 2.8E...

Mint looking and freshly CLAd Rolleiflex 2.8E (E1). I missed my Rolleiflex T too much and Minolta Autocord just did not feel right in my hands. So after some time I have a TLR again. This time I will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 12,643
Posted By Matus
Hi, I am considering a new screen for my 2.8E...

Hi,

I am considering a new screen for my 2.8E (E1) but the above link (linked on several different threads here and over on APUG) does not seem to work - the website has been closed. Does anybody...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Matus
Post processing is part of photography since it...

Post processing is part of photography since it was discovered. It was always more than just adjusting dynamic range of one medium to the next one in the process of producing a photograph.

I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,877
Posted By Matus
Just to confirm what was already said above -...

Just to confirm what was already said above - photostudio13 is a great pro lab - they do ALL of my color film development (I do BW myself) since more than 3 years and I have yet to see a wrongly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,254
Posted By Matus
I send all my films to a lab which uses Coolscan...

I send all my films to a lab which uses Coolscan 5000 and 9000 for rather reasonably priced scans. I usually get 8bit JPEG scans of everything at medium resolution (2000) and if some frames are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,905
Posted By Matus
I have posted this one before on RFF, but I think...

I have posted this one before on RFF, but I think it fits in here:

Rolleiflex T (I shot 3 rolls to get one good shot)

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4140/4760524197_ea9fde6d16_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2014
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,152
Posted By Matus
Rolleiflex T, Taken during Schloss Bensberg...

Rolleiflex T, Taken during Schloss Bensberg Classics 2009

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4140/4760524197_ea9fde6d16_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4760524197/)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4,976
Posted By Matus
They could have improved on battery drain (maybe...

They could have improved on battery drain (maybe an off switch) though - my Digisix needs a new battery about every 6 months.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-11-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,623
Posted By Matus
For what is worth - I have a customised...

For what is worth - I have a customised Courierware deLuxe bag (without photo insert). I ordered back when there was no zipper on the front pockets - so I had it sewn in place, as well as I had the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,353
Posted By Matus
The Brixton looks great, but weights a ton!

The Brixton looks great, but weights a ton!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By Matus
After I will finish the Xtol I have and then I go...

After I will finish the Xtol I have and then I go to try D-76. And after that Rodinal :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,681
Posted By Matus
I will probably get myself a Rolleiflex TLR,...

I will probably get myself a Rolleiflex TLR, maybe a 2.8E. But I would have a hard time to put aside the XPan and Mamiya 6 for the whole year. So let's see.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-26-2013
Replies: 144
Views: 43,331
Posted By Matus
Thank you for coming back here and letting us...

Thank you for coming back here and letting us know what route did you choose. Please do post a few from the Welta later.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,326
Posted By Matus
This one is rather simple and possibly boring for...

This one is rather simple and possibly boring for some, but I have not yet mastered more complex compositions. So more simple I keep it, the better the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 9,454
Posted By Matus
guys, give use more :)

guys, give use more :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 10,801
Posted By Matus
I started with analogue photography with a 4x5"...

I started with analogue photography with a 4x5" camera (which I do not have anymore), but I mostly shoot 6x6 (now Mamiya 6). I did try 35mm (Konica S3, Bessa R3A, Zeiss ZM) and while it was fun it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-13-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 31,110
Posted By Matus
Mark, that is a great one!

Mark, that is a great one!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-12-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 5,934
Posted By Matus
I would rather see Olympus keeping the great work...

I would rather see Olympus keeping the great work in developing m43 rather then trying to top Sony (and soon Fuji - let's see about that) in FX format. They would have to start from the beginning -...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-12-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 11,252
Posted By Matus
RX10 seems to be first 'bridge' camera that...

RX10 seems to be first 'bridge' camera that actually bridges something :)

I think it looks great and first reports are very positive. It is pricey, but if it delivers on all accounts that price...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-01-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 20,922
Posted By Matus
I not only enjoy using various film cameras, but...

I not only enjoy using various film cameras, but it is the film 'feel and look' with all its grain, tonalities, colour palette, etc. The time between taking the latent image and actually see what...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By Matus
Question Please help: Nikon V1 + KIWI Minolta AF lens adapter

Hello,

I just got myself an adapter from KIWIfotos (THIS (http://kiwifotos.com/show_product.php?id=214&id1=&id2=&id3=) one) to be able to mount Minolta AF (Sonny) lenses on my V1 and I seem to have...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Matus
Pouch (case) for Nikon V1 with 18.5 lens

Hello,

got my V1 just few days ago (and like it). I would like to get a well fitting pouch or case for it that would keep it safe from the elements inside my shoulder bag. There are some nice cases...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 23,831
Posted By Matus
I would not take it too literally - many hope to...

I would not take it too literally - many hope to finally get a camera they can mount their M-mount lenses on for much less than M240. Nobody actually wants to kill Leica I would think. Let's see...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-12-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,706
Posted By Matus
I would just love to see a webpage of similar...

I would just love to see a webpage of similar quality here in Germany. The homepage of DHW Fototechnik leaves something to be desired as does the way they communicate via email. The FX-N costs 5000 €...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-11-2013
Replies: 293
Views: 36,468
Posted By Matus
exactly :)

exactly :)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By Matus
How is the lens optically?

How is the lens optically?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2013
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,754
Posted By Matus
With first baby on the way I am selling a lot of...

With first baby on the way I am selling a lot of stuff in the first place, but just ordered Nikon V1 with 10 and 18.5 lenses. I was thinking for a long time which mirror-less camera to buy and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 5,027
Posted By Matus
I have just ordered a V1 with 10 and 18.5 lenses,...

I have just ordered a V1 with 10 and 18.5 lenses, so temporarily my 'need' for a new mirror-less camera has been fulfilled. But I make it clear to my wife that this indeed may be only a temporal...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-02-2013
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,767
Posted By Matus
High Tatras, Slovakia,...

High Tatras, Slovakia, XPAN

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/9672585691_7b02cbbf5b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9672585691/) ------...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-02-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,429
Posted By Matus
If you are looking into clamshell cameras for...

If you are looking into clamshell cameras for more safety and robustness than you have several options:

- Technika, V, 2000, 3000
- Toyo , AX, A, AII
- Vista SP, VX

In general these cameras will be...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matus
I will gladly share my experience here once I get...

I will gladly share my experience here once I get the grasp of it.

The new waterproof one is something that Nikon should have started with parallel with the V1 - in this segment there is no other...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-02-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 25,625
Posted By Matus
I have not heard anything directly or indirectly...

I have not heard anything directly or indirectly and frankly speaking consider such a possibility to be very low. If the GF670 is priced around 2000, a GF690 or even GF612 would probably be around...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matus
Thank you for your encouragement :) I am aware...

Thank you for your encouragement :) I am aware that the opinions about the Nikon 1 system are very ... polarised, so to speak. It has all started with the (too?) high introduction pricing and tons of...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By Matus
Nikon V1 + 10 + 18.5

For several years my only digital camera was the GRDIII which I used (and still use) as carry-everywhere camera. All of my 'serious' photography was done with mostly MF.

Now the things are about to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 12,577
Posted By Matus
Keep Bronica for portraits and travel and get...

Keep Bronica for portraits and travel and get Fuji GW690 for landscapes. What about that! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Matus
I guess that is the kind of situation that gets...

I guess that is the kind of situation that gets the parent out of his/her comfort zone (I mean the flying, not the lack of enthusiasm) :p
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-06-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 23,069
Posted By Matus
I have missed this one! I have take part int he...

I have missed this one! I have take part int he 3rd one - it was fun (I still remember that sleepless night making 40 of 4x5" contact prints.

I hope you will share the digital versions...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-27-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,470
Posted By Matus
fventura, those look good. But it seems that the...

fventura, those look good. But it seems that the shadows tend towards blue/magenta - I have seen similar behaviour with my Microtek F1 (I never managed to get the color calibration to get to work...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-23-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,759
Posted By Matus
But what actually speaks against Makina? It is...

But what actually speaks against Makina? It is not THAT old and if you get a serviced one you will have a camera for a long time. You can still have it serviced directly by Plaubel (in Frankfurt) -...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,871
Posted By Matus
I check all my films with loupe after they have...

I check all my films with loupe after they have been developed. For now I get all of them scanned with lowish resolution by a lab (that uses Coolscan 5000 and 9000) and the selected ones are sent to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-04-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,164
Posted By Matus
Godfrey - the large number of great choices will...

Godfrey - the large number of great choices will indeed be the part that will take the most time in choosing the camera :)

But I do not want to derail the thread - the GX7 does look very...
Forum: RFF News 08-04-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 69,998
Posted By Matus
Congratulations! I feel honoured to have had the...

Congratulations! I feel honoured to have had the chance to take part in last 5 years and have all the intentions to stay at least another 5!

Big 'thank you' to Stephen and everyone else who...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-04-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,164
Posted By Matus
Within few months time I will be buying some...

Within few months time I will be buying some mirror less camera. The GX7 looks nice, but the lack of external mic and weather sealing will make the choice harder. But maybe there will be new OMD out...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-04-2013
Replies: 1,551
Views: 239,359
Posted By Matus
Rising storm, few days ago. Taken from our...

Rising storm, few days ago. Taken from our balcony. 2 photos taken with GRDIII stitched in CS3.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/9437026874_a77b3fa42d_c.jpg...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,753
Posted By Matus
+1 Sometimes overdoing things is...

+1

Sometimes overdoing things is contra-productive (I have made similar experience). She may feel 'forced' to photograph if you get her a (rather expensive) camera what may destroy her natural...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-27-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,917
Posted By Matus
Have the camera cleaned ASAP, otherwise it will...

Have the camera cleaned ASAP, otherwise it will most probably stop working rather soon. As it is not sealed at least some water must have got inside. Even if it dries the salt will remain and slowly...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-26-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,164
Posted By Matus
Would you say the same it this was a new Ricoh...

Would you say the same it this was a new Ricoh GXR :angel:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-11-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,989
Posted By Matus
Those are some excellent vacation photographs -...

Those are some excellent vacation photographs - you did a great job (and the camera had its part there too).

Yes, a bit too large for my 13" screen, but still great :)
Forum: RFF Polls 07-11-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,552
Posted By Matus
Pyrocat HD gives very unique look (in particular...

Pyrocat HD gives very unique look (in particular with Delta films), but often gives me uneven development (streaks) with 120 films (even with agitation every minute although it got better than with 3...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-28-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,899
Posted By Matus
I am probably going to get stoned, but even...

I am probably going to get stoned, but even though that there are some great m43 cameras, I would probably go with APS-C for landscape (if full frame was too large heavy or expensive). But truth is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,559
Posted By Matus
Excellent work Brian. What is the story behind...

Excellent work Brian. What is the story behind those photographs?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By Matus
I just want to second the http://digitalcopy24.de...

I just want to second the http://digitalcopy24.de . They make a good job give the price - in particular the Imacon X5 scans (between 5 - 7 Euro per frame) are really good.
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-09-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 19,197
Posted By Matus
I would not go for the GR, but that is purely...

I would not go for the GR, but that is purely because of the focal length. I have the GRDIII and even after more than 2 years I find the lens too wide quite often. The body design of the GR being...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Matus
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4153/5078173935_f26c...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4153/5078173935_f26cc3c448.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5078173935/in/set-72157625806851283)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 35,618
Posted By Matus
+2 (and a few more)

+2 (and a few more)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,270
Posted By Matus
Well, it's either a fake or a total failure. I...

Well, it's either a fake or a total failure. I would prefer the first one.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,768
Posted By Matus
this is easy: - It will take M-mount lenses...

this is easy:
- It will take M-mount lenses (otherwise why the name),
- NO optical rangefinder (too expensive)
- either FX or APS-C (not sure about this one).
- it will have an EVF (obviously) -...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-23-2013
Replies: 43
Poll: 21 vs 25
Views: 5,029
Posted By Matus
I think technically speaking the 25 is the better...

I think technically speaking the 25 is the better lens - probably the one with highest lpm in the whole ZM lineup. I was once talking to guys from Carl Zeiss Photo and was told that the 25 was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,967
Posted By Matus
I am moving the other way - just recently got the...

I am moving the other way - just recently got the 'basic' Zenfolio account (which still needs a lot of work) ($25 per year) and will be moving the 'better' stuff from Flidkr there. I will not renew...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,096
Posted By Matus
Well - one could be X-Pro 2 and the other...

Well - one could be X-Pro 2 and the other (non-T-trans) could be some sort of entry model to Fuji X system.

I do not expect a monochrome version though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,142
Posted By Matus
Provia (100F and 400X) are great films. For more...

Provia (100F and 400X) are great films. For more saturation I find the Velvia 50 to be much better than Velvia 100 as it has larger 'dynamic range' and warmer colors. See the film comparison by Tim...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Matus
Congratulations! Did you talk to the gallery...

Congratulations! Did you talk to the gallery owner?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By Matus
So just have a nice neg/slide scanned and printed...

So just have a nice neg/slide scanned and printed (I would go with at least 16x20"). Tough if you have just 6 shots as of now - you may need to do some more shooting first.

Or just start with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,448
Posted By Matus
I know - it was me who revived it to see whether...

I know - it was me who revived it to see whether some more information became available on the topic.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By Matus
Certain subjects may look nice in a 4x5" contact...

Certain subjects may look nice in a 4x5" contact print, but I really think that contact printing is more rewarding with 5x7 and beyond (my experience is limited to 4x5" contacts here).

If you plat...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,448
Posted By Matus
Thanks for all your answers. I agree that a...

Thanks for all your answers. I agree that a proper wash would probably do the job, but I gave up after 30 minutes of washing - the water would still come out slightly pink.

I will try that 'window'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,448
Posted By Matus
A few yard down the road ... The purple color of...

A few yard down the road ...

The purple color of the film base after development is something I get with most BW films (Delta 100 and 400, TX400, Acros ...), but not with HP5 and FP4+.

It takes...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Matus
I guess it depends on what kind of look you want...

I guess it depends on what kind of look you want to get from the lens, what is your budget and whether size of the lens matters.

I personally would be very tempted by Sonnar 50/1.5 if the Summilux...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-15-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 17,924
Posted By Matus
Garry - the quality of the processes to produce...

Garry - the quality of the processes to produce FX digital sensors surely improved over past few years - no question about that. But to make such a sensor really suitable for rangefinder lenses it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-08-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By Matus
Thinktank has just introduced the new series...

Thinktank has just introduced the new series called 'mover' and I think it is interesting. Design looks practical, it is light and very reasonable price (at least for a think tank). Have a look at it...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-08-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 8,134
Posted By Matus
I would go with dark-is grey with white text (if...

I would go with dark-is grey with white text (if there is some). But it depends on the subject/topic. For example I would probably go with lighter color (even white) for wedding photography.

I think...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-02-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 9,561
Posted By Matus
I think that olympus targets different market...

I think that olympus targets different market with the E-Px series than it does with the OMD. Once they would include EVF on the E-Px it would collide way too much with the OMD (which thanks to the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,657
Posted By Matus
I see - I have not seen profit margin to be...

I see - I have not seen profit margin to be expressed that way. So you expect that profit margins on photographic lenses are somewhere between 50% (2x) and 90% (10x). Now THAT is way away from...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,657
Posted By Matus
Garry - what do you mean by 2-3x profit margin?

Garry - what do you mean by 2-3x profit margin?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 5,392
Posted By Matus
When the Kodak Ektar 100 appeared it got a lot of...

When the Kodak Ektar 100 appeared it got a lot of my attention and it is indeed a great film. But since I realized that Velvia 50 has actually better (larger) dynamic range than Velvia 100 (which I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,657
Posted By Matus
Well - I would not say that $900 is cheap either,...

Well - I would not say that $900 is cheap either, but if you ever had a Zeiss lens in hand you would notice that there is awfully little plastic on them and the mechanical quality is only next to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,657
Posted By Matus
I am glad to see Zeiss expanding to different...

I am glad to see Zeiss expanding to different mounts, but I do not understand the choice of focal lengths - there already are Fuji lenses at the same/similar focal length.

Price? - I would expect...
Forum: Travel 04-27-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 19,791
Posted By Matus
I have just spent 2 weeks in Prague, but I hope I...

I have just spent 2 weeks in Prague, but I hope I will be able to join - at least for the 'Lokal Dlouha' ;)

Important question - are only RF cameras allowed? :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,712
Posted By Matus
The advice above is a good one (I do shoot format...

The advice above is a good one (I do shoot format larger than FX and can only confirm). I personally have not spent too much time thinking about DSLRs, but should I ever think more seriously about...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-22-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 18,294
Posted By Matus
3 of my 4 LF lenses are in my opinion 'top...

3 of my 4 LF lenses are in my opinion 'top notch':

- Fujinon 125/5.6 CM-W (the latest generation from Fujinon) - a rather rare lens, but very sharp and with good coverage.
- Fujinon A 240/9 (tiny...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-22-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 7,723
Posted By Matus
As I have managed over past years to stay away...

As I have managed over past years to stay away from the 'better' digital cameras and only have GRDIII for snaps, my main camera is still Mamiya 6. I keep thinking of Rolleiflex FX (or even FX-N) but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 31,190
Posted By Matus
I will soon try HP5+ with Pyrocat HD. I did that...

I will soon try HP5+ with Pyrocat HD. I did that in the past, but got problems with pinholes which never happened with any other film I developed. After long discussion over at APUG I decided to try...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,608
Posted By Matus
I would be thankful enough if Kodak would keep...

I would be thankful enough if Kodak would keep making the films they still do for some more time. I would not dare to push my luck to ask them to bring another BW emulsion even I can fully understand...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-18-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,167
Posted By Matus
I would only consider one of the following...

I would only consider one of the following options:
1) Find a good lab for scanning
2) Plustek 120 for the warranty - I am not sure it gives the same performance as Coolscan 9000, but it seems like...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By Matus
I would rather buy 2 X100s than read through all...

I would rather buy 2 X100s than read through all those reviews :D
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 57,385
Posted By Matus
I really like my GRDIII, but I would LOVE to see...

I really like my GRDIII, but I would LOVE to see Ricoh releasing the new model also with 35 or 40 mm lens (with a converter to 24mm if I may ask for it :) ) even if the aperture would be f/2.8 ...

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,662
Posted By Matus
Mr Kuschnik did a great job on my Rolleiflex T. I...

Mr Kuschnik did a great job on my Rolleiflex T. I was about to ask about the repair of my Minolta Autocord and I learned this sad news from his wife.
Forum: Photo Software 04-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,164
Posted By Matus
I have updated my MacBook 13" (unibody) from Snow...

I have updated my MacBook 13" (unibody) from Snow Leopard to Lion completely seamlessly. I have have different software on it and photos and everything works as it did before. I did not upgrade to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-07-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,718
Posted By Matus
The files from the Foveon X3 really have their...

The files from the Foveon X3 really have their own look and it is a great one. I hope Sigma will keep working on this technology. The Foveon X3 really is large step from the previous generation, but...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,471
Posted By Matus
Just to say - I was flying with both Rolleiflex...

Just to say - I was flying with both Rolleiflex and Mamiya 6 - the check-in guys always wanted to see them, but I never had a problem there. The charm of the Rolleiflex always wins them over :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,471
Posted By Matus
I have travelled (and still do) with MF with...

I have travelled (and still do) with MF with following setups:

1) TLR + Digisix + Manfrotto table-top Tripod + film + acc + Ricoh GRDIII
- all of this stuff packed in a shoulder bag from Courierware...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,801
Posted By Matus
I am a Mamiya 6 owner and have though several...

I am a Mamiya 6 owner and have though several times about the GF670/BessaIII - every time I collapse the lens on the Mamiya I realize that it is quite compact, but the Bessa should still be more than...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 5,314
Posted By Matus
I would say - a good camera just got better. No...

I would say - a good camera just got better. No more, no less.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,046
Posted By Matus
Very nice work - you do have an eye for abstracts.

Very nice work - you do have an eye for abstracts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,995
Posted By Matus
As mentioned before - there are compact options...

As mentioned before - there are compact options for 645 - Bronica RF645 if you need more than one lens, or Fuji GA645, GA645w and of course the older but very compact GS645.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Matus
If your tank (Jobo I guess) says that 246ml is...

If your tank (Jobo I guess) says that 246ml is enough chemistry than it probably means that it is enough for rotary development, as that is what most tanks are designed for. If you use stand or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,383
Posted By Matus
I have though about insuring the camera stuff,...

I have though about insuring the camera stuff, but I have no idea where to turn (Europe, Germany).

Anybody with separate insurance in Germany or Europe around here?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-25-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Matus
Thanks - just checking it out. Unfortunately it...

Thanks - just checking it out. Unfortunately it seems to confirm my expectations - there are a few P&S with rather slow lenses and poor IQ (for todays standards) and then there are bulky, heavy and...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 19,791
Posted By Matus
It is all easier when you speak the language ;)

It is all easier when you speak the language ;)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-24-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Matus
Underwater (video) camera

I am not sure I am at the right sub-forum, but let's try. I am looking for information about camera that make good video that are capable of going under water - diving up to at least 10 meters.

The...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 19,791
Posted By Matus
I may come along too - let's see. Not too far...

I may come along too - let's see. Not too far from Aalen.

Concerning the public transport - there indeed are daily and weekend tickets see for more details here: http://www.dpp.cz/en/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,450
Posted By Matus
No expert here but Skopar 35/2.5 comes to my mind...

No expert here but Skopar 35/2.5 comes to my mind as first. After that Minolta 35/2.0 or Nokton 35/1.4. And there must be quite a bit of nice older glass too (other will hopefully chime in)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 10,983
Posted By Matus
EDIT: nice work Chris Even though I am not...

EDIT: nice work Chris

Even though I am not really 'that type of guy' :) I have to admit that I use my Digisix (mostly in incident mode as there is no real spot option with it) most of the time when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,600
Posted By Matus
Rolleiflex FX and Delta 100 or 400 :) But I am...

Rolleiflex FX and Delta 100 or 400 :)

But I am doing fine with Mamiya 6 + 75 most of the time :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 10,983
Posted By Matus
Chris, congratulations on the job! I have full...

Chris, congratulations on the job!

I have full Mamiya 6 setup and while the 150 brings the rangefinder to its limit,s it is a great lens for half-body portraits and has beautiful bokeh (contrary to...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-17-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 21,976
Posted By Matus
That is a good price. Now if they just had the M...

That is a good price. Now if they just had the M module for under 300 (wishful thinking, I know) :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-12-2013
Replies: 17
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Views: 961
Posted By Matus
That X3 is some serious joke :)

That X3 is some serious joke :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 25,625
Posted By Matus
So, I am starting to wonder ... where is the...

So, I am starting to wonder ... where is the Bessa IV? ;)

But seriously - It would be so great to have an RF coupled 6x12 with SOME decent lens and AE ...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,788
Posted By Matus
There are still plenty of billboards,...

There are still plenty of billboards, unfortunately (as there are in Slovakia). But otherwise the Prague changed quite a bit since early 90' ;)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Matus
Confirms what I have heard/expected. GRD IV and...

Confirms what I have heard/expected. GRD IV and GRD III have the same sensor. BTW, my GRDIII needs -0.7EV compensation most of the time too ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 6,984
Posted By Matus
I have never heard of that scanner, but after the...

I have never heard of that scanner, but after the experience with the F1 (M1) I am not getting another Microtek. Loud (really), unstable (software) and AF gave up on me. The speed was reasonable...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,022
Posted By Matus
I think it will be Sony, but I wish it was Ricoh...

I think it will be Sony, but I wish it was Ricoh (they have about the time to wake up or just find another hobby) with a new GXR and M-mount FX module.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-31-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 190,101
Posted By Matus
Now that does sound like a somewhat unpleasant...

Now that does sound like a somewhat unpleasant experience ...

For the start getting out (if I were in your shoes) would definitely be easier if that M9P was hanging over my wife's shoulder and not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By Matus
If the X-Trans sensor design (or Foveon for that...

If the X-Trans sensor design (or Foveon for that matter) will be followed that AA will mostly get obsolete.

For landscape I would take AA-less camera anytime. For fashion I would certainly not. The...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-29-2013
Replies: 224
Views: 56,130
Posted By Matus
Guys please keep it coming :)

Guys please keep it coming :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2013
Replies: 757
Views: 202,470
Posted By Matus
One more suggestion - since we will only see the...

One more suggestion - since we will only see the scanned photos, not originals (not quite possible ;) ), maybe the poster could - at least in the case of E6 films - comment on the shadow detail the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-24-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By Matus
I do not have neither the experience (and...

I do not have neither the experience (and probably nor the knowledge), but I did find to do my own site at some point and quickly realized that to get beyond of extremely simple, unpleasant and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By Matus
It is good to hear that new lenses are coming for...

It is good to hear that new lenses are coming for the NEX system, but 20mm is a bit odd focal length on APS-C in my opinion. But true is that NEX badly needs a few compact lenses.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By Matus
There are some awesome themes. I should finally...

There are some awesome themes. I should finally take the jump and try to get some photo-webpage up.

This thread is a big help! Keep it coming, please :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2013
Replies: 1,086
Views: 227,916
Posted By Matus
I guess I needed to see that twice to take not of...

I guess I needed to see that twice to take not of it, so thank you.

OK. Based on these the Plustek 120 is a disappointment in particular that nasty CA reminds me of my late Microtek F1. I am...
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,388
Posted By Matus
Too much unnecessary bitterness here. Steve has...

Too much unnecessary bitterness here. Steve has his own style which one may find on the enthusiastic side, but never insulting - I do not see much wrong about that.

I can actually imagine that...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 84,272
Posted By Matus
Delta 100 looks great in Pyrocat HD, but so does...

Delta 100 looks great in Pyrocat HD, but so does FP4+.

But I plan to try more of Across 100 as I heard a lot about that combination.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2013
Replies: 1,086
Views: 227,916
Posted By Matus
As far as I know the scanner has indeed no AF. I...

As far as I know the scanner has indeed no AF.

I know this scanner should be able to deliver 5300 spi (who in earth needs that). And I do not really expect a scanner for 2000 bucks to be able to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By Matus
To my eyes the Canon seems to have less chromatic...

To my eyes the Canon seems to have less chromatic aberrations in the OOF areas.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-16-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,456
Posted By Matus
1. Wine glas 2.Woman and Gull 3. Santacon Dancers

1. Wine glas
2.Woman and Gull
3. Santacon Dancers
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,288
Posted By Matus
Very nice work and very pleasing (yet realistic -...

Very nice work and very pleasing (yet realistic - a rarity today) colors. That 40/2.8 Sonnar seems to be a rare animal, but a very good performer.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 22,718
Posted By Matus
I would be curios how does the EVF compares to...

I would be curios how does the EVF compares to the original X100 ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,278
Posted By Matus
I have not had the latest generation of EVFs in...

I have not had the latest generation of EVFs in hand, but EVFs in OM-D, X100 or NEX7 still leave a lot to be desired - in particular in the contrast department and the size - most of the EVFs are way...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-09-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By Matus
To refuse to pay some 20% of the total price...

To refuse to pay some 20% of the total price because you are not satisfied with what the photographer delivered is something I can imagine. But to ask to pay for the full re-shoot is ridiculous...
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