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Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-02-2014
Replies: 5,573
Views: 856,405
Posted By PaulN
Digging my new MM....

Digging my new MM.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14796979374_f6e00c1bf2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oxyos3)[
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8,599
Posted By PaulN
Wide Open Portraits / 50 'ASPH Lux

I've been enjoying the use of my M9 for portraits. I picked up a 6x ND filter allowing me to shoot wide open under studio lights. The following pics of friends were taken with a medium soft box just...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-20-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for encouraging comments all! Somewhat...

Thanks for encouraging comments all!

Somewhat related, I think that gear acquisition syndrome is kept at bay by finding time to use the gear that you have. I'm really starting to look at the CV...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By PaulN
I love my 50lux ASPH

I took my middle son out for a hike to watch the sunset yesterday evening and brought my M9 + 50mm ASPH 'lux and took the shots below. I love the smooth earth toned bokeh.
Taken at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-20-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By PaulN
Vertigo

I love these two pictures because they create an emotional reaction when I view them - a sense of vertigo. I feel like I am falling. I'd love to see shots by other folks that trigger a similar sort...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By PaulN
The lens is 5 to 6 years old... I'm pretty sure...

The lens is 5 to 6 years old...

I'm pretty sure that it is a lens issue, not a camera issue.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By PaulN
50mm Summilux / Focus at Infinity

Hi all,
I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test this, but my 50mm ASPH summilux doesn't seem to be focusing properly at infinity. The rangefinder patch just doesn't want to line up entirely. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,611
Posted By PaulN
My M9p arrived 15 days ago and I am already at...

My M9p arrived 15 days ago and I am already at almost 1,000 pics. I'm finding that my love for the rangefinder has grown even more, and I am out taking pictures on a daily basis. My hard drives are...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-10-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By PaulN
I second the recommendation. I use a Buff...

I second the recommendation. I use a Buff Cybersync CST on my M9 that triggers either a Canon 580EX2 or my White Lightning xl1600. No problems so far. My hotshoe died on my R-D1 a few years ago...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By PaulN
 You are too kind, thanks! The post-processing...


You are too kind, thanks!

The post-processing was surprisingly minimal. I shoot DNG (uncompressed) + JPEG, but for some reason the B&W JPEGs never get imported into Lightroom. I ended using one...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By PaulN
The problem with TTL is that it is skewed by the...

The problem with TTL is that it is skewed by the subject - e.g. black cats, white wedding dresses, etc. You have to compensate either through flash exposure compensation and keep adjusting as the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By PaulN
Love the Texture / M9+ASPH 'lux

I've had the camera for 6 days now, and I love the black and white images that I am getting out of this camera. It blows away the R-D1 and my Canon setup. I love that it is full frame, love the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2011
Replies: 4,698
Views: 1,330,468
Posted By PaulN
Youngest of 3...

Youngest of 3 brothers:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6171/6196539953_cf39d1c2bc_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_n/6196539953/)
Simon I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,557
Posted By PaulN
I liken my M9 to a straight razor. You have to...

I liken my M9 to a straight razor. You have to know how to use it, less you get cut. But if you do know how to use it, it sings. I don't think your M7+film vs D700 is a great apple to apples...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
Posted By PaulN
Early Morning Pics

My chrome M9P arrived in the mail Saturday afternoon and I have to say that I love it. I've lost the time to develop my film and am quite pleased with this camera. It matches my chrome MP quite well...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,557
Posted By PaulN
To true. It is funny though, just as most forums...

To true. It is funny though, just as most forums (generically speaking) are a place for people to discuss shortfalls of various products, they are also a place that instill the urge to upgrade. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,557
Posted By PaulN
I don't shoot weddings, but when I shoot family...

I don't shoot weddings, but when I shoot family events, I'll often tuck a couple of flashes or a studio strobe into opposite corners and bounce them off the ceiling. I'll trigger it all off a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By PaulN
Why the TTL requirement? Even on my DSLR I never...

Why the TTL requirement? Even on my DSLR I never shoot it in TTL mode. You know the general range to the subject, just calculate the distance/power in your head - or take a test shot and chimp. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,557
Posted By PaulN
Crazy! So we are looking at a new body every 3...

Crazy! So we are looking at a new body every 3 years - similar to Canon and their full frame series. One potential benefit of this, beyond the leaps in sensor technology, is that the market will be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,557
Posted By PaulN
Given the cost of cameras, the limited market,...

Given the cost of cameras, the limited market, and the great success of the M9, I wonder how in a hurry Leica is to release the M10. And if they do release it in 2012, will this set the stage for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,075
Posted By PaulN
This has been a fascinating thread. I'm sold on...

This has been a fascinating thread. I'm sold on the M9 and you guys are killing me with the pictures of the bikes & stories. I wanted a C5 Bullet, but expected to graduate to a Triumph T100 Thruxton...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2011
Replies: 447
Views: 240,747
Posted By PaulN
I love my 50 lux ASPH, but have to say I just...

I love my 50 lux ASPH, but have to say I just don't have the time to process and scan and remove dust...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,075
Posted By PaulN
Of cameras & bikes...M9 reliability issues.

I've been following the two very active threads on m9 purchase advice & the m9 sick-of-reliability issues and am curious to know just how reliable the m9 is.

This afternoon, I grabbed my MP,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,689
Posted By PaulN
Ilford's XP2 (C41 b+w) is my goto film these days...

Ilford's XP2 (C41 b+w) is my goto film these days - great latitude; I've made numerous exposure mistakes and the film has been pretty forgiving. When scanned in, I've been able to clean things up in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 3,947
Posted By PaulN
I'm on the fence about buying an M9. I've been...

I'm on the fence about buying an M9. I've been using my R-D1 faithfully since it was released in 2004 in addition to my MP. I love shooting film, but the hassle of development has minimized the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,504
Posted By PaulN
I don't think the dealers are too keen on this...

I don't think the dealers are too keen on this Test Drive program either. I called up my local dealer and they wanted me to come in to the store and borrow the demo camera for a short period of time...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-20-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By PaulN
Yup, I use my 550ex and 580ex all of the time. ...

Yup, I use my 550ex and 580ex all of the time. With the off-shoe chord you can get some great shots that don't suffer from the "on-camera flash" syndrome. I've also successfully managed to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By PaulN
I have used a 550EX and a 580EX on my R-D1s with...

I have used a 550EX and a 580EX on my R-D1s with no problems (it is a tight fit though). When either the 550 or 580 are in manual mode, you can use the wireless trigger capabilities. It makes for a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-22-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By PaulN
Sorry for the lack of updates; I haven't had an...

Sorry for the lack of updates; I haven't had an opportunity to setup a test environment.

When people state that the camera underexposes, are they referring to the meter or the sensor? In my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2007
Replies: 538
Views: 56,236
Posted By PaulN
Great shots all! I really love the b&w shots. ...

Great shots all!
I really love the b&w shots. I'm really starting to want an M8 now..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-14-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By PaulN
I am in a similar boat; I have an MP, which I...

I am in a similar boat; I have an MP, which I bought new at $1k less than the current price and I have an R-D1. I've shot over 15k pictures with my R-D1 and love it. It has been greatly received...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-09-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By PaulN
Consistently 1 stop under exposed.. thoughts?

Hi all,
I've been using my R-D1 since December 2004 without any problems. In the last few months, I've been noticing that all of my photos are consistently 1 stop under exposed. I have a Sekonic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,800
Posted By PaulN
Two more, but I cheated and used my R-D1 with a...

Two more, but I cheated and used my R-D1 with a 28mm VC/1.9 Ultron. On-shoe canon 550EX used as fill flash and remotely triggered a 580EX in a softbox. Portraits can be done with an M system, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,800
Posted By PaulN
Tri-x & 50/1.4 ASPH. I used a canon 550EX in a...

Tri-x & 50/1.4 ASPH. I used a canon 550EX in a softbox attached to an MP via an off-shoe chord. Shutter was triggered via a cable release.

http://ricci-nash.smugmug.com/photos/127618602-M.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,766
Posted By PaulN
After taking a couple of course on creative...

After taking a couple of course on creative lighting at the New England School of Photography, I now view the flash as a "portable sun" that I can use as I please. I've taken some of my canon gear...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-08-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,824
Posted By PaulN
My XP-2 contributions. Shot @ISO800 on a CV...

My XP-2 contributions. Shot @ISO800 on a CV Heliar...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By PaulN
Is the calumet list nationwide, or at a local...

Is the calumet list nationwide, or at a local store? My calumet doesn't carry any rangefinder gear (Leica, voigtlander, zeiss, etc).

I'm 2.5 at one store (the real #2 is travelling and needs the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-30-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By PaulN
I don't mind the size as much as I do the...

I don't mind the size as much as I do the features. I currently use a Vivitar 285HV on my R-D1 and it is quite bulky. Given the flash-TTL metering capabilities of the M8, I am hoping Metz comes out...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,812
Posted By PaulN
Is it really TTL Flash?

At about 4:30 in the Luminous Landscape videoblog (link) (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/photokina/leica-report.shtml) on the M8, Michael asks the Leica rep what the blue dot is for. The rep...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-18-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 6,146
Posted By PaulN
I'm not sure if I agree 100%. Canon has invested...

I'm not sure if I agree 100%. Canon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in their semiconductor plants so that they can produce CMOS sensors for their cameras. I don't think that they are...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By PaulN
That is a shame. I'm now curious about what...

That is a shame. I'm now curious about what Epson UK means when they say "Aperture Mode: Timed automatic and manual modes". I understand the manual mode, but timed automatic aperture? More...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By PaulN
R-D1s - Self timer?

Over on the dpreview site they mention that the R-D1s has a self timer.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0603/06031502epsonrd1s.asp

On the Epson-RD1 UK site, under "Data & Facts" it says:

Shutter...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-10-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,731
Posted By PaulN
But how many years between the M8 and the M9? ...

But how many years between the M8 and the M9? Does anyone foresee Leica allowing for the M8 to be upgraded in the future, once sensor technologies change? If not, what is the time difference...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-04-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By PaulN
Don't forget though, this camera was always...

Don't forget though, this camera was always supposed to be a limited run. Epson wanted to give something back to the photographic community by making the first digital rangefinder. In that regard,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-01-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 6,437
Posted By PaulN
I upgraded successfully as well. Has anyone...

I upgraded successfully as well.

Has anyone tried performing a "full format" of their memory card? A quick format took less than a second. The full format blinks "Formatting..." for over a minute...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-29-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By PaulN
If the lens is brand new, give it some time to...

If the lens is brand new, give it some time to break it in. Mine was very stiff when I first purchased it, but a month or two later of use and it was perfectly smooth.
Forum: Other RF 05-26-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for all of the great input everyone! To...

Thanks for all of the great input everyone!

To answer some questions, I'm looking for a system that isn't just a replacement for my Leica, but something that offers capabilities that don't easily...
Forum: Other RF 05-25-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By PaulN
Thinking Medium Format.. TLR or Hassy or RB67?

I dabbled with a Seagull TLR for a few days before the shutter jammed and I returned it. Since then, I've been thinking about getting into Medium format, potentially 6x6. TLRs appeal to me, and I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-18-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Mine was the opposite. No improvement at all for...

Mine was the opposite. No improvement at all for the first three times or so, and then all of a sudden I noticed the starting position had changed ever so slightly. I'm glad that it did, as after...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By PaulN
Can you provide a URL? I checked the Epson UK...

Can you provide a URL? I checked the Epson UK site @ http://www.epsonrd1.co.uk/
and could not find any new download that upgrades the firmware and removes the 1gb barrier.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-15-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Just a quick update. I tried fgianni's fix...

Just a quick update. I tried fgianni's fix (above) and my analog gauge started to show improvement on the 4th try. By the 6th time, I was able to successfully move the needle to "E" as instructed. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By PaulN
Hrmm. I've noticed that this particular forum has...

Hrmm. I've noticed that this particular forum has been rapidly filling up with people who don't even own an R-D1(S).

As I've said many times in the past, I _love_ my R-D1 and would buy it all over...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By PaulN
Perhaps. From a simple perspective though, when...

Perhaps. From a simple perspective though, when you take a RAW picture, the camera just copies all of the data to the card. Albeit a lot of data. With this new mode, you take the same RAW data, and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By PaulN
I would love to know if they have increased the...

I would love to know if they have increased the buffer size in lieu of the RAW+JPEG option. As it is, on the R-D1 in RAW mode, you can shoot 2 pictures before having to wait for the buffer to get...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Thats a bummer. Out of curiosity, can you load...

Thats a bummer. Out of curiosity, can you load up the System Profiler while the camera is attached? The easiest way to do this is choose 'About this Mac' under the blue apple, and then click "More...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Does anyone have a thin flathead screw driver...

Does anyone have a thin flathead screw driver available to gently pry the cover off? I'd do it on my camera, but it is 1000 miles away at the moment ;)

-Paul
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Unfortunately, I don't have my R-D1 with me at...

Unfortunately, I don't have my R-D1 with me at the moment, but I only recall seeing the SD card slot. Can you post a picture of this service port? It isn't mentioned in any literature. What type...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-11-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Hi Rex, I haven't tried it just yet, as my ...

Hi Rex,
I haven't tried it just yet, as my camera is out of state with my wife at the moment. As soon as they are back, I'll give it a shot and report back.

I understand your fear; I purchased...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-10-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By PaulN
Post back if you find something. I recently...

Post back if you find something. I recently noticed that the rubber ring around the viewfinder is also starting come off.

Thanks,
-Paul
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-10-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By PaulN
I believe that is a true statement. However,...

I believe that is a true statement. However, there is a new wave of QC issues that are plaguing some of us early adopters. Specifically, there have been some semi-failures of the analog guages as...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-10-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,478
Posted By PaulN
Quick question before I jump in an sign up: The...

Quick question before I jump in an sign up: The rules say "The shortest dimension should be approximately 8 inches ". I made a print last night that was full frame w/a filed carrier on an 8x10...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-07-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,158
Posted By PaulN
Analog guage (semi) failure

My 1.5 year old R-D1 developed a new problem over the weekend. The power guage (E - F) no longer works as it did originally. "Full" is now at the 12 o'clock 1/2 full section, and I cannot adjust it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By PaulN
You should download the free beta for Adobe...

You should download the free beta for Adobe Lightroom, as you won't have to waste time booting into XP. It supports ERF and is incredibly fast. It also supports batch processing, etc. Also, the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-03-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,478
Posted By PaulN
Hi Tom, I'm interested. I'm holding off on...

Hi Tom,
I'm interested. I'm holding off on signing up officially until next week, so that I can be sure I can get a print together. I'm taking a darkroom class and want to make sure I have...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,537
Posted By PaulN
I think people are getting confused. It is not...

I think people are getting confused. It is not Epson's fault that other 3rd party applications cannot support this new file format. It *is* a new file format, one that can support both the ERF...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-23-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,537
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for the research! You should provide a...

Thanks for the research! You should provide a copy of the RD-1S files to the author of 'dcraw'. He is the fellow that is making the open source RAW conversion engine that is used in almost every RAW...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-22-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By PaulN
Ugh.. So I went out to the car to grab it, and...

Ugh.. So I went out to the car to grab it, and even though Solution B was tightly sealed, the heat must have gotten to it, because it looked like there were huge crystaline mushrooms growing down the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-22-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By PaulN
Yikes! Left the (mixed) Diafine in the car....

I brought my diafine back from my darkroom class during the Easter break and left it in the car by accident. The temperature fluctuated from the mid 30s to the 70s during this time. It may have...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By PaulN
I agree with the battery problems. I only now...

I agree with the battery problems. I only now shoot with two Epson batteries. When the first black frame appeared, it was on a freshly charged Epson battery. When the second incident occurred the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-09-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By PaulN
Arrggghh! This just happened to me twice in the...

Arrggghh! This just happened to me twice in the last 24 hours. Same card, a Lexar 1gb card. I never had this problem before though. Sigh. I bought an extended warranty on the camera through Mack. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-08-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By PaulN
black frame mid-shoot

I just took 6 RAW pictures in a row, and the 4th picture was a solid black frame. The shutter fired, but no image was recorded. Given that the 3 previous pictures came out perfectly, I know that it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By PaulN
Leica in April '06 Forbes

I just received the April issue of Forbes and on page 60 they have 3 paragraphs on Leica and show them assembling an MP. They go on to call it an 'M7' in the story and in the picture descriptions...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By PaulN
Ilford Postcard paper - In the US?

Does anyone know if the Ilford postcard paper is being distributed in the US? My darkroom class is starting on Tuesday and I want to start printing some postcards ;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-19-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By PaulN
Nice pics! Any more shots of what I think is a...

Nice pics!

Any more shots of what I think is a ferrari in picture number 1?

-Paul
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-16-2006
Replies: 78
Views: 7,981
Posted By PaulN
I don't think that it is a problem of poor...

I don't think that it is a problem of poor communication, it is more of market size. The marketing firm is getting contracts for millions to market/advertise products that actually make money for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-15-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By PaulN
My 550EX worked fine using it both on camera and...

My 550EX worked fine using it both on camera and off camera with a canon off-shoe chord.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-15-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
On the Dpreview announcement I just noticed that...

On the Dpreview announcement I just noticed that the R-D1s now has a self timer.. Damn; this camera is finally useful for family portraits when the photographer actually wants to be in the shot. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-15-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
Can you expand upon this? Do you mean that you...

Can you expand upon this? Do you mean that you need to press the shutter button twice when the LCD panel is on? One push to turn off the LCD and the other push to take the picture?

Or are you...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-12-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
Are you sure that is a new-in-the-box version? I...

Are you sure that is a new-in-the-box version? I heard of a couple of places selling refurb models. I know that it was lucky camera #3 that was a winner for me. I'm not sure what Epson did with...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-11-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
The most exciting thing in my mind is that they...

The most exciting thing in my mind is that they are continuing to make revisions to the camera. It is exciting that a revised version will be out before the Leica MD, and similar to the low cost...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-11-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
Interesting. The PDF manual that is at that link...

Interesting. The PDF manual that is at that link still mentions only a G3 or G4. No reference to G5s (which obviously work) or Intels (which currently does not work under rosetta).

Perhaps the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-11-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
I'm looking at the German PDF and I see...

I'm looking at the German PDF and I see this:

Vergrößerungen bis zu 40x60 cm
entsprechend 13,54 Megapixel

Top right hand corner of page 3. 13.5 megapixel?

*That* is a reason to upgrade if it...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-11-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
I'm curious to find out if they support the new...

I'm curious to find out if they support the new Intel based Macs with the new software.
I'm also hoping that they decide to support the early adopters and release a free upgrade for the rest of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-10-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 6,405
Posted By PaulN
This reminds me of when I bought my Canon D60. ...

This reminds me of when I bought my Canon D60. It was backordered for *months*. I finally get mine and two weeks later the product was end-of-lifed and replaced by the Canon 10D. It was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-09-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
Ken, Switch to Adobe Lightroom and don't look...

Ken,
Switch to Adobe Lightroom and don't look back. I'm loving it. I can edit ERF files at the speed of editing JPG's on my old G4/1.25ghz.

Seriously; since downloading Beta2 of lightroom...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By PaulN
After putting down a camera for 10 years, I...

After putting down a camera for 10 years, I jumped on the DSLR bandwagon when the D30 hit the shelves in late 2000. I loved the camera and it re-awoke the photographer in me. I loved the immediate...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-04-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By PaulN
waiting for the negatives to dry...

I souped two rolls of Tri-X in Rodinal (1+25). First roll was EI 400, second EI 1000. I'm looking for some grain and am curious about this combination. I think the negatives look good, but I'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2006
Replies: 154
Views: 10,931
Posted By PaulN
Ahhhh the beauty of the chrome MP. I've oggled...

Ahhhh the beauty of the chrome MP. I've oggled that picture for years until I eventually bought one. Every now and then, when I throw it down on a seat or table, it still catches my eye. I love...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By PaulN
On some Canon lenses, IS cannot be used while the...

On some Canon lenses, IS cannot be used while the lense is in a tripod. The result is soft pictures. It bit me a couple of times on my 28-135/IS lense.

-Paul
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By PaulN
Good luck with the wedding shoot! A good friend...

Good luck with the wedding shoot! A good friend of mine got married last year, and had a mutual friend shoot the wedding. In the back of my head, I was always hoping that he would have asked me. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,788
Posted By PaulN
Wow, that is excellent. I've got a copy of...

Wow, that is excellent. I've got a copy of 'Magnum Stories' and each night, I read up on one or two Magnum photogs before I go to sleep. Each photog has a story similar to this on how they were...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By PaulN
Interesting. I've always considered HP5 a low...

Interesting. I've always considered HP5 a low contrast film. I'm curious to see your results. I was disappointed with HP5 when I first got back into film as I could never get enough punch out of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By PaulN
Rene Burri seems to be a popular guy on this...

Rene Burri seems to be a popular guy on this forum ;) This is the second sighting so far. This thread:
link (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14409&highlight=burri)
was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By PaulN
You can rename an ERF file to a CRW file to have...

You can rename an ERF file to a CRW file to have the finder show the embedded thumbnail, but that is it. I believe the reason that this hack works for Canon RAW files is because OSX already supports...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By PaulN
Hahahaha that is amazing. I never realized that...

Hahahaha that is amazing. I never realized that you can pull up on the knob. And all along, I was searching through the menus, looking for a hidden histogram link. I guess I should bust out the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-17-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By PaulN
Histogram.. How?

What is the combination to pull up a histogram? My manual is packed away and I can't seem to locate a PDF version online. I've gone through the menus and it doesn't seem readily apparent.

Thanks,
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2006
Replies: 79
Views: 3,334
Posted By PaulN
I don't get it. Does the NRA get sued when a...

I don't get it. Does the NRA get sued when a card carrying member accidently shoots someone? For example, Whittington would most likely sue Cheney, not the NRA.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By PaulN
Yeah, that GAS comes and goes. The fact that the...

Yeah, that GAS comes and goes. The fact that the wife is asking for a wider lens is killing me though.. I'm now leaning towards the 15/28 combo that I began with, as I remembered that I have a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By PaulN
I have an x86 iMac and played around with...

I have an x86 iMac and played around with Lightroom beta2 last night and it screams. Playing with ERF files seemed like I was playing with JPEGs compared to my old 1.25ghz iMac. It was incredibly...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for the help all! All of it is great...

Thanks for the help all! All of it is great information. Unfortunately, it has added more confusion. Instead of 28/15 I'm now thinking about either the 25 or 21mm zeiss. I'm leaning towards the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-13-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By PaulN
Got the "ok" for some wide angle lenses: 28mm & 15mm?

My better half OK'd the purchase for a wide angle lense, as she is getting tired with 35mm lenses on the R-D1 in cramped quarters. Given the inexpensive prices of voigtlander lenses, I can easily...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By PaulN
Hi NoTx, Nope, I format in camera only. As for...

Hi NoTx,
Nope, I format in camera only. As for the Lexar software, I was in a bind the last time I had bought a Lexar card and had to format the card immediately upon purchase and start shooting. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By PaulN
I found an open source program that pulled the...

I found an open source program that pulled the JPG's out of a raw image of the compact flash card. It managed to pull out all of the photos I shot today, with the exception of one. The third...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By PaulN
I've had problems with San disk (1x512, 1x1gb)...

I've had problems with San disk (1x512, 1x1gb) and Lexar (2x1gbs). I had a SanDisk reader, but opted to get one of those multi-card readers. I think it is by eFilm. I thrown thousands of images...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By PaulN
Arrrrghhhhh! Corrupt Memory Cards!

I'm on my 4th memory card, and am getting sick and tired of loosing pictures taken with my R-D1. I'm also getting sick of dropping $80 of 1gb memory cards only to have them start to go bad within 4...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By PaulN
Excellent find! Thanks! -Paul

Excellent find!

Thanks!

-Paul
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By PaulN
Today's Pictures / Magnum

I know it has been posted here in the past, but just wanted to bring it up again. Magnum photographers are posting pictures over at:

http://todayspictures.slate.com

They also have multi-media...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-21-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
Sean Reid - If you are reading this thread, any...

Sean Reid - If you are reading this thread, any chance that you can point it out to your contacts at Epson? I have a feeling that if I submit this to their helpdesk, it will be lost in the shuffle. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-21-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
Good idea. I had hopes, but just read that the...

Good idea. I had hopes, but just read that the 'Open using Rosetta' check box only appears on universal binaries. It is a means to force Rosetta for applications that have problems with their x86...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
Yup; see above :) I have 130gb+ on the...

Yup; see above :) I have 130gb+ on the partitions that hold the swap files.

It's not linux or BSD, swapfiles are stored on the root partition in /private/var/vm. They grow dynamically as you run...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
On OSX? I couldn't find 'swap' utilizing the find...

On OSX? I couldn't find 'swap' utilizing the find command. On OSX the swapfiles live in /private/var/vm:

-rw------T 1 root wheel 67108864 Jan 20 19:45 swapfile0
-rw------T 1 root wheel ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
The root partition has 130gb+ free. The default...

The root partition has 130gb+ free. The default OSX swap configuration is to use a swap file, not a swap partition. Good thought though.

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-20-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulN
Bad news: Photolier & Intel Mac's

Hi folks,
I just tried running Epson Photolier on one of the new Intel based iMacs, and it won't convert an ERF file. It processes the file, but once it hits about 90%, it bombs out with an error...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-15-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By PaulN
I finally got around to souping 2 test rolls in...

I finally got around to souping 2 test rolls in Rodinal 1+50 for 32 minutes tonight. I added two extra minutes as I couldn't get the water bath to 68 degrees. I managed 70 degrees and guessed at the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By PaulN
I read on an old post that Agfa stated that they...

I read on an old post that Agfa stated that they recommend atleast 10ml of Agfa at the bare minimum for a roll of film. It doesn't say that on any of my instructions, nor can I validate that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By PaulN
Rodinal 1+50: How much for 1 roll?

Hi folks,
I've read a bunch of old posts regarding pushing TriX to EI 3200 using a 1+50 dilution of Rodinal and souping for 30min. In my tank, it can hold up to 570ml.

For a simple 1+50...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By PaulN
Off shoe flash.. how?

What is the easiest way to connect a flash to the r-d1 and hold it out at arms length? I was at my local calumet, and they all stared at me if I was crazy. The flash I have is a Canon 550ex. Is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By PaulN
I have. It is caused by focusing a lense in such...

I have. It is caused by focusing a lense in such a way that your finger blocks the rangefinder window. The reddish brown is the reflection of your finger onto the RF patch. It happened to me twice...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By PaulN
I did some research yesterday, and I think the...

I did some research yesterday, and I think the problem is not agitation but reticulation. I've been having problems with my water being at the right temperature while washing/rinsing. I think the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By PaulN
The only thing you forgot to mention is the time...

The only thing you forgot to mention is the time it will take for the negatives to dry. I usually process the film at night, and then start scanning the next day. Make sure that you have plenty of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By PaulN
Yep. I develop my own b&w film at home and scan...

Yep.

I develop my own b&w film at home and scan in with an old Nikon coolscan 4000. I think the 5000 may have the benefit of being able to handle medium format negatives as well.

In the end, you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By PaulN
Inconsistent grain on film negative.

In the background I'm scanning in 5 rolls of film that I souped in Diafine last night, and I'm seeing some odd grain patterns. Towards the edges of the negative, the film has minimal grain and is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-07-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,972
Posted By PaulN
I started off by twisting the spindle but always...

I started off by twisting the spindle but always worried that I wasn't agitating enough. The back & forth motion didn't seem as thorough as a inverting the tank. Of note, I've noticed that I get a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-07-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,972
Posted By PaulN
I got back into B&W development with purely...

I got back into B&W development with purely liquid chemicals due to the fact that I process the film in my kitchen, and I have a 1 year old son. I didn't want to take the chance with mixing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 3,914
Posted By PaulN
I've had a few funny experiences. While I have...

I've had a few funny experiences. While I have never seen another RF user, I bumped into a Large Format photographer. When I asked him what kind of camera, the first response was "it's a film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,128
Posted By PaulN
Does the summar even have threads for a filter? I...

Does the summar even have threads for a filter? I have never attempted to put one on. If I can find a <$50 filter that I can jimmy onto it, I'll take some shots and let you know. I had $$ before I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 3,128
Posted By PaulN
I wonder how the Epson R-D1 would handle this. ...

I wonder how the Epson R-D1 would handle this. It has the same sensor as the D100. I'm not sure if Epson choose the same AA filter as Nikon though. If the filters were a bit cheaper, I'd hold one...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By PaulN
Any chance that you can scan some...

Any chance that you can scan some prints/negatives and post some pictures? I'm still experimenting with the various types of film and would love to see your results.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
Posted By PaulN
Magnum's M Magazine

Out of curiosity, has anyone read the first or second issues of Magnum Photography's M Magazine? I know that a lot of the photographers are avid RF users. I'm curious to know if the magazine is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By PaulN
Are you thinking of the new LHSA 50 'LUX ASPH? ...

Are you thinking of the new LHSA 50 'LUX ASPH? The 50 'LUX ASPH was only produced in black, until recently. Leica made 500 in silver/tabbed format to go along side the LHSA MP3. It looks dope. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2006
Replies: 140
Views: 6,377
Posted By PaulN
1 minute in solution B, that is interesting. Can...

1 minute in solution B, that is interesting. Can you post a write up as to what you obtain with only a 1 minute bath, versus the 3min recommendation? Also, if you have any other pics developed in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-02-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By PaulN
I think that may have to do with the colorspace,...

I think that may have to do with the colorspace, ie sRGB, Adobe98, etc. Some browsers ignore the color space, while others don't. That is why an image may look good on FireFox but not on IE, etc. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By PaulN
Anyone have a Quad-G5?

I'm curious to know if anyone out there has one of the new Apple Quad processor G5 computers. The batch processing of hundreds of ERF files takes forever on my iMac G4, and I'm dreaming of something...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-01-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,427
Posted By PaulN
Given that the lense is f5.6 are people...

Given that the lense is f5.6 are people predominately using these for landscape shots & daytime street shots? The lense has definitely piqued my interest, I'm just not sure if it would work with my...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By PaulN
Off hand, do you remember the lens/aperture...

Off hand, do you remember the lens/aperture setting? You have a good amount of depth-of-field. The benefit of a wide angle opened up at a >3 meters?

While I like the pic, I wish I had similar...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By PaulN
I have been toying around the idea of carrying a...

I have been toying around the idea of carrying a small flash around with me. At the moment, I only have a canon 550ex and it is completely overkill. Part of me is drawn to the allure of the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By PaulN
Nice pics! I really liked 98-02-05_36...

Nice pics! I really liked 98-02-05_36 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=12710&cat=500&ppuser=588). I will definitely have to pick of the t-max film/developer up and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-30-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By PaulN
Night shooting; flat light. What film/dev combo?

I find myself shooting pics in bad lighting situations. Overhead fluorescent lights, dimly lit rooms, etc.. Very flat light, very low contrast. I've been shooting Tri-X souped in Diafine and am not...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-30-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By PaulN
I'm not sure if you could do f8 @ EI of 3200. ...

I'm not sure if you could do f8 @ EI of 3200. I've shot a few rolls at night in a low contrast/flat light environment with the Tri-X/diafine combo, and the pictures are _really_ bad. I've attached...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By PaulN
Arrrghhh. I hate those 4 way rocker switches. ...

Arrrghhh. I hate those 4 way rocker switches. I've had more of those break on cameras then any other part. It all started with my Kodak 280 back in the day.

I, like you, really like he design of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-29-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By PaulN
Thanks! I'd love to make some wet prints, but...

Thanks! I'd love to make some wet prints, but don't have a darkroom available at the moment. I may drop the negatives off at a local lab though, provided the price isn't through the rough. Finding...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-29-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I thought my...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I thought my wash process was pretty thorough (based on the ilford method, but I do 5 inversions, 10x, 20x), after Allan's post I guess I'm going to have to ratchet...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By PaulN
Photo-Flo turned pink

I managed to soup a bunch of film tonight, and after the third tank, I noticed that my photo-flo solution had turned slightly pink. Any ideas on what this may be? I thought my wash process was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 21,459
Posted By PaulN
Vuescan Tips & Tricks

Hi folks,
In another thread, I mentioned an idea of creating a sticky post dedicated to tips/tricks/workflows for using Vuescan. There is a bunch of good information floating around in posts and I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By PaulN
I had something similar happen to me a few weeks...

I had something similar happen to me a few weeks ago. Apparently over the summer I pre-loaded my mixing tanks with film. I realized that one of them was full, but not the other. For some reason,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for the info everyone! I'm still up in...

Thanks for the info everyone!

I'm still up in the air as to what I'm going to do. I think I'm going to make due with the Inkjet process until the warmer months. With luck, I'll own a house by then...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By PaulN
I have a roll I shot over the summer. It's going...

I have a roll I shot over the summer. It's going into Diafine tonight if I'm lucky. If the negatives come out well, I'll post some pictures.

-Paul
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By PaulN
Vuescan B&W Tips

In a recent thread on Tri-X in Rodinal there were some great Vuescan tips by PeterS (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14263) (post #8 in the thread). His settings have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-24-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By PaulN
Wet darkroom or inkjet?

Hi folks,
I recently got back into film after an 8 year stint with digital and am contemplating a wet darkroom to print pics. I don't really have much room in my apartment at the moment, but think...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-19-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By PaulN
I finally got around to souping some film this...

I finally got around to souping some film this past weekend in some diafine I had mixed up in September. My process was as follows:

1) Solution A for 3.5 minutes. Invert 4 times @ start, and then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By PaulN
Hahaha, I'd love to mount my Canon 70-200L glass...

Hahaha, I'd love to mount my Canon 70-200L glass on my MP.

;)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By PaulN
I'm curious, why do you specifically mention cold...

I'm curious, why do you specifically mention cold weather? I've taken my R-D1 out in Boston & surroundings a bunch over the last year without running into any problems. I always gradually warm it up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,679
Posted By PaulN
For those that don't, I highly recommend the book...

For those that don't, I highly recommend the book "Magnum Stories", for both the photos and the stories. It is an excellent book on the art and inspiration of photography.

You'll come to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-03-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By PaulN
How about a film swap?

10 years after developing B&W film in school, I cobbled together some supplies and am souping film in my kitchen when time permits. Like a kid in a candy shop, I'm still trying to find out what I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By PaulN
I agree with Rover. I thought my MP was going to...

I agree with Rover. I thought my MP was going to be silent, but it isn't. I verified this with another model in the store. They do make noise. Dependent upon the level of background noise, it can...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-06-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By PaulN
Yeah, I did let a little dissolve a bit before...

Yeah, I did let a little dissolve a bit before pouring the rest in. The power doesn't displace that much water ;)

I talked with a guy at the shop that I picked them up at, and I'm not the only...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By PaulN
Be careful with the accordian style 1 gallon jugs...

Be careful with the accordian style 1 gallon jugs that you can buy at photography stores. I picked up two of them a few weeks ago when I was mixing up my first batch of diafine. I extended the jugs...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-05-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By PaulN
That is interesting. All three of my R-D1's have...

That is interesting. All three of my R-D1's have been in the 19xx range and they all have had DVDs. Perhaps this is region based? Mine were all purchased in the North American Market.

Not to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-02-2005
Replies: 90
Views: 15,409
Posted By PaulN
Nikon D200 & R-D2

I'm surprised no one has posted about this yet. Given the fact that the R-D1 utilizes the same chipset as the D70, one has to imagine that the R-D2 will utilize the same 10megapixel chip as the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-31-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By PaulN
I wonder how many other people are going back to...

I wonder how many other people are going back to film after buying into the rangefinder system. I went from a D60 to an R-D1 over to a Leica and am loving it. My wife loves the R-D1 though and now...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By PaulN
RFF Book - What are your thoughts, and any tips w/Lulu?

Hi folks,
I'm contemplating using Lulu to publish a book of photos. Mostly 75% color, the rest B&W. It is not going to be a book that I'm going to sell, more like an annual archive of favorite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By PaulN
I've recently gotten back into developing my own...

I've recently gotten back into developing my own B&W and have primarily been using Ilford's DD-X as it is in liquid form. It has been giving me some good results but it has been a pain souping...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 6,918
Posted By PaulN
Undoubtedly? I'm not sure if I would go that far....

Undoubtedly? I'm not sure if I would go that far. The D2 is relatively recent, and from what I remember, is about as old as the Canon 20d. That's Canon's 6th generation DSLR. Surely Leica had to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 6,918
Posted By PaulN
My worries with the first version of the MD is...

My worries with the first version of the MD is the bugs/flaws. If you look at Canon's history, just about every one of their DSLRs had serious firmware flaws that resulted in the camera freezing or...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-25-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By PaulN
Epson has two pieces of software: The PhotoRAW...

Epson has two pieces of software: The PhotoRAW plugin and the Photolier software. The PhotoRAW plugin can only used in PhotoShop.

The Photolier software on the other hand, can be used stand alone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 6,918
Posted By PaulN
Is it though? For $3k you can get a full frame...

Is it though? For $3k you can get a full frame 12mp camera from Canon. Chromatic aberation? Just use good glass. In the case of the Canon cameras, people have been recommending their L series lenses...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-11-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By PaulN
Thoughts on a Digital M

I posted this over a Pnet, but figured that it would be worthwhile to post it here as well, especially because we all have R-D1s and have the ability to 'disable' the screen by flipping it around.

...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-28-2005
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By PaulN
Anyone notice a magenta color cast in the...

Anyone notice a magenta color cast in the thumbnails in the right hand column when performing a batch conversion? The thumbnails on the left, and the big image in the center look neutral, but as soon...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-20-2005
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By PaulN
Wow!

For those wondering what this is (as I was), I just downloaded it. It is the standalone RAW converter, WITH BATCH CONVERSION [email protected]#

So damn exciting. I can finally get rid of all of the crufty shell...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-15-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 8,441
Posted By PaulN
If you are thinking pre-ASPH, have you considered...

If you are thinking pre-ASPH, have you considered the CV 50 Nokton? From what I remember, Putts said that it is a better design then the pre-ASPH 'Lux, and, it is much cheaper then the both versions.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-09-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By PaulN
The R-D1 was my first leap into the range finder...

The R-D1 was my first leap into the range finder world, and I became hooked. More surprisingly, my wife loves it. She knew nothing about cameras before, but now prefers the R-D1 and my leica over...
Forum: Off Topic 08-07-2005
Replies: 45
Views: 11,362
Posted By PaulN
I purchased an EX+++ 50mm Rigid Summicron from...

I purchased an EX+++ 50mm Rigid Summicron from Kevin, and after an hour of use, I was finding paint chips all over the room. Apparently the lens was "touched up" by the previous offer. I ended up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By PaulN
Ferranti-Dege or Hunts? I think it was Hunts,...

Ferranti-Dege or Hunts?

I think it was Hunts, as I was looking at the domke's a few weeks ago (ended up shelling out for a billingham hadley instead - it's my last camera bag, or so I hope)....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-25-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By PaulN
Corrupted images on the memory card?

Is anyone having problems with corrupt images on their memory cards? I've been getting them every now and then (once or twice every 2-3 months) and it seems to occur most often when I am shooting RAW...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-19-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By PaulN
50mm Summilux ASPH pics/reviews please

I've noticed in another thread that a few people have picked up the 50mm ASPH 'Lux. I'd love to see some of your pics that display the prominent qualities of this lense. Also, if you guys have some...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-17-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By PaulN
I don't think it is that big of a problem for us....

I don't think it is that big of a problem for us. For Dave it is, as he would have to support EXIF data for every file format dcraw supports. It would be a nightmare. For us, we just have one file...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-17-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By PaulN
dcraw's default action is to produce an 8bit...

dcraw's default action is to produce an 8bit image. It looks like GraphicConverter is creating a 16bit linear image though. I'm trying to find an option to have it go back to 8bit mode when it runs...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-17-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By PaulN
Thanks for reminding me :) I got caught up with...

Thanks for reminding me :) I got caught up with the Automator scripts and forgot my original problem, which was copying EXIF data from the ERF to the JPEG.

I bought a license for GraphicConverter...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-17-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By PaulN
GraphicConverter

A lot has changed since the last time I've looked at OSX R-D1 workflows. It turns out that LemkeSoft's GraphicConverter tool will import R-D1 files if you change the .ERF extension to .CRW. The...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-17-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By PaulN
OSX Epson RAW workflows & EXIF data

I've followed the threads in the past on ways to perform a batch conversion, and have settled on using some open source tools & some shell scripts I've cobbled together. The only problem is that...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-14-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By PaulN
Check the Manual

I don't have the manual readily available, but I do believe that the Dual Range Summicron was specifically mentioned to NOT be compatible with the RD-1. A quick google search shows this on Dpreview:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By PaulN
Summar pics

Hi folks,
Here are some pics I took with a Summar at a 40th anniversary party. They are shot on an R-D1. To keep this in the right forum, I'll be posting some Summar pics that I shot on HP5+ as...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-25-2005
Replies: 43
Views: 3,495
Posted By PaulN
My $0.02

My 6 month old prevented me from jumping into this thread earlier, but I think I still have a few thoughts that address your original post.

First, let me give you a quick background. Like you, ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-23-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By PaulN
DCraw & Imagemagick == free conversion

I've been playing around with 'dcraw' & ImageMagick with some decent success. On an iMac G4 1.25ghz system (768mb ram), I can process an image from .ERF to JPG in roughly 21 seconds. The quality...
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