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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,993
Posted By sockeyed
Here's an image I posted on flickr...

Here's an image I posted on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sockeyed/607269471/) of the modification required to bring up the 35mm framelines (which the Nokton fits much better than the 50's)....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,535
Posted By sockeyed
I really like the look of the Efke 25, 50 and 100...

I really like the look of the Efke 25, 50 and 100 films. They are not that fine-grained for their speed, but they have a wonderful tonality and silvery, old-school character. A bonus is that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 10,019
Posted By sockeyed
Ken Rockwell's Brazillian

Ken kind of cracks me up. I'm kind of drawn to his site like I would be watching a car crash between two clown cars.

The quality of his writing is pretty miserable and he certainly enjoys being...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 4,669
Posted By sockeyed
I'm a big fan of the deluxe cloth Voigtlander...

I'm a big fan of the deluxe cloth Voigtlander strap made by Artistan & Artist. It's lightweight, very comfortable, attractive, affordable, simple and very well-suited to rangefinders. It's not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By sockeyed
Most of the newer DSLRs produce really good jpgs...

Most of the newer DSLRs produce really good jpgs straight out of the camera. I know some very good photographers who only shoot jpg. In most cases I prefer to shoot RAW, however, as it give me must...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By sockeyed
Tom - I think that I've seen the Rollei Retro at...

Tom - I think that I've seen the Rollei Retro at Beau Photo.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By sockeyed
I hope that those lenses died a natural death or...

I hope that those lenses died a natural death or PETL* will get after them.

*People for the Ethical Treatment of Lenses.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,089
Posted By sockeyed
Lowepro Terraclime - Mini Review

I came across a new style of bag from Lowepro the other day - the Terraclime series (I bought the Terraclime 100 (http://products.lowepro.com/product/Terraclime-100,2115.htm) for $50 CDN).

Images...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,813
Posted By sockeyed
I've got the quite-similar Canon G9. I wouldn't...

I've got the quite-similar Canon G9. I wouldn't call it the "ultimate street camera", but it's smaller than an M6, less conspicous than a DSLR, and the images are quite decent. It's well built, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,949
Posted By sockeyed
Finding a 400 colour neg film that I liked was...

Finding a 400 colour neg film that I liked was always a struggle. I shot Fuji NPH (ProH) for a few years and found it flat in terms of contrast and colour. It's great for portraits, but not for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,390
Posted By sockeyed
I'll be there as usual, hopefully selilng more...

I'll be there as usual, hopefully selilng more gear than buying!

Here's a link to the show website: http://whistlerinns.com/camerashow/
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 6,464
Posted By sockeyed
J-3 on a Bessa R3M, Fuji...

J-3 on a Bessa R3M, Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 15,358
Posted By sockeyed
I've posted several shots on flickr of the...

I've posted several shots on flickr of the modification. It's easy (just take it slow) and made my 40mm lenses much more useful on my M2 and M6 (they fit the 35mm framelines very...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By sockeyed
He's also stolen two pictures from Stephen...

He's also stolen two pictures from Stephen Gandy's website:
http://www.cameraquest.com/min7s2.htm
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-07-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 7,542
Posted By sockeyed
Star Wars Stormtrooper Special...

Star Wars Stormtrooper Special Edition?

http://www.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2006/09/stormtroopers.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-03-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 9,111
Posted By sockeyed
Another vote from me for the light, simple,...

Another vote from me for the light, simple, affordable and comfortable Deluxe Voigtlander strap by Artisan and Artist. I have them on my M2 and M6.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,897
Posted By sockeyed
I've got a number of Feds and Zorkis, and I've...

I've got a number of Feds and Zorkis, and I've had the Kiev copy of Contax. The bodies are built to last but don't expect them to match Leicas or Contaxes (sp?) in terms of materials and finish. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-26-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,891
Posted By sockeyed
Again, anything that's not actually a camera bag...

Again, anything that's not actually a camera bag helps in the stealth department. I'm a fan of army surplus shoulder bags and Tumbuk2 messenger bags...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-23-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 3,799
Posted By sockeyed
I'm a big fan of the CV 35mm f/1.4 (I've got the...

I'm a big fan of the CV 35mm f/1.4 (I've got the SC version). It's compact, sharp, ergonomic and well-built. Here are a couple of samples that I took last week in a tunnel on a wet, dark evening. ...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By sockeyed
There are two images of it on Stephen Gandy's...

There are two images of it on Stephen Gandy's page about Tom and his "uncollectibles":
http://www.cameraquest.com/TAnotcoll.htm

http://www.cameraquest.com/jpg6/MPTA2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,228
Posted By sockeyed
I've got a flickr contact who has been using the...

I've got a flickr contact who has been using the 35/1.8G on his D700 in FX (full frame) mode with good success (with some light fall off, of couse). Here are a few...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By sockeyed
Stephen Gandy has a used black one in mint...

Stephen Gandy has a used black one in mint condition for $229 which seems a fair price.
http://www.cameraquest.com/inventor.htm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By sockeyed
I was in Winnipeg last month and was exposed to a...

I was in Winnipeg last month and was exposed to a great deal of snow and ice. It was cold enough to shatter the film in my M6 when I tried to change it.

All M6 + ZM 50/2 + Fomapan...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By sockeyed
There's probably more sample variation within one...

There's probably more sample variation within one model than there are differences between models. I have an I-50 and it's really not very good, but some people have really good copies.
Forum: Olympus RF 02-26-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 22,257
Posted By sockeyed
I love the little Epic (I have three!) It's...

I love the little Epic (I have three!) It's truly compact and pocketable, the lens is tack sharp, and it's weather-resistant.

I travelled in Turkey a few years ago with just the Epic and a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 12,750
Posted By sockeyed
This is welcome news - I love the Fuji B&W...

This is welcome news - I love the Fuji B&W emulsions.

The packaging sure got a good beating with the ugly stick, though.

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/images/prod/194364.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By sockeyed
I have a series of photographs on flickr showing...

I have a series of photographs on flickr showing the modification to bring up the 35mm...
Forum: Travel 01-20-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By sockeyed
I love Hong Kong. I spent part of my childhood...

I love Hong Kong. I spent part of my childhood in the New Territories (Tsuen Wan) and try and make it back to Hong Kong every year. It's a great place for street...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,831
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks! I almost always slightly overexpose my...

Thanks! I almost always slightly overexpose my colour neg film. These were shot at 320, most likely. I have to admit, the scans aren't great and don't do justice to the quality of the film. In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,831
Posted By sockeyed
I used to shoot quite a lot of 400H when it was...

I used to shoot quite a lot of 400H when it was called NPH. I like it for people, but I consider it a bit flat for an all-around film, particularly for landscapes. That said, I've never found a 400...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By sockeyed
Interesting. I am not a huge fan of this lens...

Interesting. I am not a huge fan of this lens due to its slow f/4 max aperture and relative bulk, but I've never found the bokeh offensive. It's not gorgeous, but it's not terrible either,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By sockeyed
I'm not a fan of adapted lenses on EOS bodies - I...

I'm not a fan of adapted lenses on EOS bodies - I feel that there are too many compromises, like shooting stopped-down. Also, you're thinking of mixing Canon, Leica and Olympus lenses in one kit - I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 6,697
Posted By sockeyed
I have the CV 35 f/1.4 SC (got it about 1/2 a...

I have the CV 35 f/1.4 SC (got it about 1/2 a year ago), and as far as I can tell, there are no plastic parts used in the construction (at least for structural parts). The aperture ring, I believe,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2008
Replies: 5,602
Views: 988,330
Posted By sockeyed
I am fortunate in Vancouver where there are three...

I am fortunate in Vancouver where there are three excellent coffee shops all within a short walk of my office (Elysium Coffee, The Edge and Milano/Turks).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2008
Replies: 5,602
Views: 988,330
Posted By sockeyed
My Leica M2 & I enjoying an excellent cappuccino...

My Leica M2 & I enjoying an excellent cappuccino at Crema Coffee on Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Crema makes the best coffee that I've found in Hong Kong.

Read about Crema Coffee here...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,340
Posted By sockeyed
Light fall-off is quite apparent in these shots...

Light fall-off is quite apparent in these shots from my Nokton 40 S.C. (probably shot at f/2). I don't have anything handy from my Nokton 35mm f/1.4 S.C. to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,463
Posted By sockeyed
I joined flickr a looooooong time ago (2004), so...

I joined flickr a looooooong time ago (2004), so I was able to start a few groups when the real estate was available: I Shoot Film (http://www.flickr.com/groups/ishootfilm/), Rangefinder Cameras...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-01-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By sockeyed
My Iskra had very stiff focus too. A few drops...

My Iskra had very stiff focus too. A few drops on Ronsonol lighter fluid helped, but it's stiff again after not being used much. Unfortunately it seems very difficult to disassemble to access the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By sockeyed
From RFF member Filmgoerjuan: "Ben, don't diss...

From RFF member Filmgoerjuan:

"Ben, don't diss the PM just because he's gotten an advanced copy of the Canon 5D Mark II with the super-secret 580EX Mark III...where the "Live View" is in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By sockeyed
Our photographically-challenged Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apparently doesn't get out and shoot very...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By sockeyed
Freestyle is your only source, as pesphoto...

Freestyle is your only source, as pesphoto suggests. I've done quite a few orders across the border to Vancouver though. Shipping is initially expensive ($25-30), but as you add on stuff, the cost...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By sockeyed
This is quite disappointing news. I was hoping...

This is quite disappointing news. I was hoping for at least some positive signs about a re-issue of the RD-1.

I guess I'll save for the 5D MkII and some ZE lenses for it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By sockeyed
Very nice subtle colours. I particularly like...

Very nice subtle colours. I particularly like the last image.

I've got a roll of Astia in my freezer that I've been meaning to shoot for some time now. Time to get it out (if the weather...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,512
Posted By sockeyed
I haven't used Superia 1600, but I find that the...

I haven't used Superia 1600, but I find that the Natura has a better colour balance than the Superias that I've tried (100 through 800). Can anyone post samples from the Superia 1600 to compare?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,512
Posted By sockeyed
Marke - I always give my colour neg a slight push...

Marke - I always give my colour neg a slight push - 1/3 of a stop most of the time. Careful meeting helps too - bright lightbulbs can really throw AE off if you're using it. Manual metering really...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By sockeyed
This isn't meant as a 'bash', but isn't the...

This isn't meant as a 'bash', but isn't the brightline upgrade more of a fix than an upgrade? My understanding from M8 users is that they had a lot of problems accurately framing with the original...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,512
Posted By sockeyed
These are lab scans, done on a Noritsu machine. ...

These are lab scans, done on a Noritsu machine. I did a very small amount of adjustment in Lightroom (adjusting the black slider to makes the blacks more pure).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 26,754
Posted By sockeyed
I think that it might $1000 or so. Think about...

I think that it might $1000 or so. Think about the cost of a Voigtlander Bessa rangefinder body plus the cost of a Heliar-75 lens.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,512
Posted By sockeyed
Fuji Natura 1600 samples

I recently picked up three rolls of Fuji Natura 1600 (http://fujifilm.jp/personal/film/color/35mm/index.html), a colour neg film available only in Japan, from the Megaperls webshop...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-18-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 8,535
Posted By sockeyed
Well, what rhymes with "banker" and is considered...

Well, what rhymes with "banker" and is considered a typical English insult?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By sockeyed
Look on the grooves where the film sits and see...

Look on the grooves where the film sits and see if there's chemical build-up. I periodically take a bamboo skewer and run it along where the film sits on the reels; it really smoothes things out a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 26,754
Posted By sockeyed
Or maybe under the "Voigtlander" brand. Why...

Or maybe under the "Voigtlander" brand. Why not?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,226
Posted By sockeyed
Some like it hot...

Some like it hot (Bangkok):

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/64348083_4df1c57714.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-17-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 8,535
Posted By sockeyed
My dentist doesn't have an M8; he has an MP that...

My dentist doesn't have an M8; he has an MP that he treated himself to on his 50th b-day. He also has an M4 and a darkroom.

He's on the left, our own Tom A is on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,679
Posted By sockeyed
When I go on extended trips (usually 4 weeks in...

When I go on extended trips (usually 4 weeks in SE Asia), I carry my film in ziplock freezer bags, about 6" x 8" square (fits about 15-18 rolls each). I remove all packaging - cardboard, plastic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,335
Posted By sockeyed
The original 5D (which I have) is still proving...

The original 5D (which I have) is still proving to be a very competive camera in terms of image quality. It will be interesting to see how the new one compares, given that they are cramming more MP...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,129
Posted By sockeyed
Looks like Canon has probably exceeded...

Looks like Canon has probably exceeded expectations for the 5D MkII. I still think that I prefer the design philosophy of the Nikons (lower MP, high quality). I wonder if the D700 price will adjust...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2008
Replies: 117
Views: 12,278
Posted By sockeyed
A few more from my travels. Palau Mabul,...

A few more from my travels.

Palau Mabul, Malaysia (M6, CV 50, Acros):
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/326837254_8ab48bcc9c.jpg

Tonlé Sap, Cambodia (M6, CV 28/3.5,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2008
Replies: 117
Views: 12,278
Posted By sockeyed
R3M, ZM 50/2, Double...

R3M, ZM 50/2, Double XX
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/2629859874_ca46b52703.jpg

M2, CV 35/1.4, HP5+
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2675687203_1d8c325840.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-15-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 11,087
Posted By sockeyed
I have enough trouble focusing my f/3.5 CV 90mm...

I have enough trouble focusing my f/3.5 CV 90mm to want an f/2.8, so I don't see f/4 as such a bad thing. DoF is plenty shallow at that aperture on a longer lens, too. If it's a potent performer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,912
Posted By sockeyed
This is great to see. Lack of an aperture ring...

This is great to see. Lack of an aperture ring means full AE functionality on a Canon body: Av, Tv, P, M mode. Apparently focus confirmation is dialed in, too. I can't wait for the 25mm...
Forum: Travel 09-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By sockeyed
A couple of months - I'm very jealous. I'm...

A couple of months - I'm very jealous. I'm heading back to SE Asia at the end of October for 5 weeks: Bali, a quick blast though BKK and Chiang Mai to visit friends, then some volunteer work in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 5,331
Posted By sockeyed
I think that there's a lot of potential in this...

I think that there's a lot of potential in this kind of design: small form factor, no mirror black-out, no mirror vibration, short flange-to-film/sensor distance (20mm in this case): all things we...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 12,914
Posted By sockeyed
To be honest, it would be far more sensible for...

To be honest, it would be far more sensible for us to learn Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog or Punjabi.

2006 Census of Canada, Greater Vancouver
Mother Tongue: One language (single response)
English...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 5,800
Posted By sockeyed
Kristi uses a Canon 450D + Tamron 17-50/2.8, a...

Kristi uses a Canon 450D + Tamron 17-50/2.8, a kit that I bought her. She's also has a tendency to poach my Canon G9. Regardless of which she has, she's usually taking pictures of something really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,915
Posted By sockeyed
Three cheers for the Big Yellow for releasing a...

Three cheers for the Big Yellow for releasing a new colour neg film.

This should be a fun film to play with, and the loss of the "UC" films is nothing to cry about - I never got along well with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By sockeyed
Here's a link...

Here's a link (http://cgi.ebay.ca/LEICA-M-FILM-CASSETTE-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-NO-RES_W0QQitemZ180286405094QQihZ008QQcategoryZ15234QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 16,327
Posted By sockeyed
Have the Euro prices remained relatively constant...

Have the Euro prices remained relatively constant (maybe adjusted for inflation), or has they increased notably in recent years? My understanding is that Leica prices are climbing regardless of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 149
Views: 16,327
Posted By sockeyed
I'm surprised why no-one seems to be discussing...

I'm surprised why no-one seems to be discussing this very useful image Palec threw together. It's very interesting how big one has to make a 21mm for it to achieve f/1.4

Something else that has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By sockeyed
If you're considering exposing it at 200 instead...

If you're considering exposing it at 200 instead of 400, it sounds like your film is underexposed instead of overexposed. Are your negs thin or dense?

I've used a fair amount of XP2 and found that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-09-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,668
Posted By sockeyed
I would be suprised if Fuji discontinued any of...

I would be suprised if Fuji discontinued any of their relatively popular films as film seems to retain a strong following in Japan, more so that in other parts of the world.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-09-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,668
Posted By sockeyed
Fortunately Neopan 400 pushes very nicely up to...

Fortunately Neopan 400 pushes very nicely up to 1600.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By sockeyed
Colin, I'm also using zenfolio for my personal...

Colin,

I'm also using zenfolio for my personal "portfolio" site: http://www.sockeyedphoto.com/

It's instantly update-able, flexible and somewhat customizable, lets you use your own domain, and is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By sockeyed
Canon focuses almost all of their effort into...

Canon focuses almost all of their effort into making impressive, but large and (sometimes) slow, zooms. Their primes, as has been mentioned, are very old designs. The do make some exotic "L" class...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By sockeyed
Shooting weddings gives me sweaty palms from the...

Shooting weddings gives me sweaty palms from the pressure. My only advice is to shoot it in your own style with equipment you know intimately. An open bar usually helps, too.

XP2 is a great choice...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-04-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By sockeyed
BNF makes a very good point. In controlled...

BNF makes a very good point. In controlled circumstances you can spot differences between Voigtlander and Zeiss glass, but in practice they both deliver the goods. I have the CV 35mm f/1.4 that has...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,775
Posted By sockeyed
Simon - I think that if you use them on the...

Simon - I think that if you use them on the appropriate body (ie, ZF on Nikon, ZK on Pentax), all Z* lenses have automatic aperture that closes down when you fire the shutter, leaving you to compose...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,775
Posted By sockeyed
I don't believe so. If you look at the teaser...

I don't believe so. If you look at the teaser graphic on their site, it shows a series of three SLR lenses labelled ZF (Nikon), ZS (M42) and ZK (Pentax), and a space with a question mark. To me...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,775
Posted By sockeyed
I can't think of anything that it could be other...

I can't think of anything that it could be other than Canon EF. It's obviously something pretty big or Zeiss wouldn't get folks all excited like they are doing. 4/3 is a possibility but that's a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,775
Posted By sockeyed
True, Rover. The following are already...

True, Rover.

The following are already identified on the Zeiss site as being under production:
Sony (ZA)
Zeiss Ikon (ZM)
SLR-lenses (ZF, ZK, ZS)
Hasselblad (ZV)
Hartblei Tilt and Shift
ALPA...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,775
Posted By sockeyed
Zeiss lenses coming in new mount - Zx?

Zeiss has announced that they will release their lenses in a new mount come September 15th. Some guess that it might be Canon EF (although there are patent issues to deal with there), or perhaps...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,004
Posted By sockeyed
I was always a fan of the Konica print films. I...

I was always a fan of the Konica print films. I found their colours quite natural for a consumer-grade film. RIP.
Forum: Travel 08-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By sockeyed
I can strike several locations off of your...

I can strike several locations off of your list:

I live in Vancouver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sockeyed/sets/16122/), right up the road from Seattle. You don't want to be in the Pac Northwest...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-28-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By sockeyed
thank you David, flessas and infrequent! ...

thank you David, flessas and infrequent!

Martini - my girlfriend uses a Mac, so I'll try the site out on her computer. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-28-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 27,902
Posted By sockeyed
I believe that it's the scanning component of a...

I believe that it's the scanning component of a Fuji Frontier mini-lab. Frontiers are mini-lab machines that process, scan and print negs (and digital files). It's something for a photo lab, not...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-27-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks!

Thank you very much for your input, Chris, Gavin and Martini!

Martini - can you tell me what web browser you're using? For me it works well on IE and Firefox, but I haven't tried anything...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By sockeyed
I second this. Reala has a bit more pop,...

I second this. Reala has a bit more pop, especially exposed at 80; 160S obviously has more speed. Both are good with skin tones.

You might want to consider 800Z exposed at 640 if you're doing a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By sockeyed
Interestingly, I had the problem you describe in...

Interestingly, I had the problem you describe in #1 (frame overlap) using my trigger winder. I've never had issues with the thumb winder on my Bessa R, R3A, R3M and R4M, but I have found that the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By sockeyed
Requesting critique of my new portfolio website

Hello folks.

I've recent set up a new personal portfolio website:
http://www.sockeyedphoto.com/

I've been using flickr for years, but I wanted something more restrained, pared-down and attractive...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-21-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,907
Posted By sockeyed
Zing makes smallish neoprene bags that fit RF...

Zing makes smallish neoprene bags that fit RF lenses pretty well although they are a bit bulk. I like to use a soft microfiber sunglasses pouch/bag for my lenses. I can pick them up at my local...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-21-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 4,567
Posted By sockeyed
When you develop Tri-X in rodinal, the developer...

When you develop Tri-X in rodinal, the developer has a wonderful grape-y flavour and colour when you pour it out.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By sockeyed
I would be wary of using the same sensor brush on...

I would be wary of using the same sensor brush on film and your sensor. The reason for this is that if there are fingerprints, oils and contaminants on your film, they'll get stuck on your brush...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By sockeyed
Freestyle is a huge player in the film market...

Freestyle is a huge player in the film market with a lot of connections in the photography education field as well as strong links with working pros. They have the ability to buy in very large...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-18-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,459
Posted By sockeyed
Great work. A lot of Holga images floating...

Great work. A lot of Holga images floating around the web are really terrible, as many people believe that just because they are shooting with a Holga that their pictures are automatically good. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By sockeyed
Well, there are no other BW film manufacturers in...

Well, there are no other BW film manufacturers in the US. Some suggested that the film could be older TMAX, but the development times aren't right for that, plus it's not advertised as a t-grain...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-18-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By sockeyed
Rebranded Plus-X & Tri-X, cheap from Freestyle

All evidence suggests that Freestyle Photo out of the US has made a deal with Kodak to rebrand their Plus-X and Tri-X as Arista Premium 100...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By sockeyed
I believe that DAG may charge less for the...

I believe that DAG may charge less for the service, too. Be warned, though - he is very backed up in terms of repairs these days and may have your camera for several months.

I asked Tom A about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,238
Posted By sockeyed
I have a softcover photo technique book (the...

I have a softcover photo technique book (the title eludes me) on Erwitt with a section on his equipment. He talks about his use of Leicas, but also shows his camera bag bursting with a full...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-30-2008
Replies: 176
Views: 32,823
Posted By sockeyed
John Stanmeyer of VII, in my opinion one of the...

John Stanmeyer of VII, in my opinion one of the best documentary photographers working today bothers.

Have a look at his presentation of excellent images of Bali mystics about 1/2 way down this page...
Forum: Travel 07-29-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,284
Posted By sockeyed
Welcome home Frank. I'm really looking forward...

Welcome home Frank. I'm really looking forward to your images, particularly the 120 stuff (as I've had very little success travelling with MF gear).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By sockeyed
I don't wear glasses, but I do find the 28mm...

I don't wear glasses, but I do find the 28mm framelines a bit hard to see on my 0.72 M6 (I'm left-eyed and have a big nose). I sometimes use an external 28mm Voigtlander viewfinder for quick and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By sockeyed
How do you feel about the print quality...

How do you feel about the print quality otherwise? Do you do anything special with your digital files to get good reproduction of BW images (ie, no colour cast)?

Congrats about the exhibition and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By sockeyed
These two images were shot on Fuji NPZ (now ProZ...

These two images were shot on Fuji NPZ (now ProZ 800), rated at ISO500. Your friend should try shooting some more film in different conditions - it seems he might have exposure or development...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-25-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By sockeyed
People will probably say "good bokeh" and "lack...

People will probably say "good bokeh" and "lack of distortion". Yet after using these lenses, I really don't see any apparent shortcomings, particularly given the price point. The Ziess Biogon 35mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-25-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By sockeyed
I've used the 40mm f/1.4 SC extensively and...

I've used the 40mm f/1.4 SC extensively and picked up the 35mm f/1.4 SC about 6 weeks ago. The SC lenses render very nicely in colour, in my opinion. There's a very nice quality to the colours -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2008
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,179
Posted By sockeyed
Just back from mods by DAG. Tweaks include...

Just back from mods by DAG. Tweaks include removal of the 75mm and 135mm framelines & replacing the two-piece thumb winder with a single-piece MP-style...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-21-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,171
Posted By sockeyed
I've had one (SC) for about a month or so, and...

I've had one (SC) for about a month or so, and have really been enjoying it in both BW and colour. It's a very impressive little lens.

This one is taken using an M2 on HP5+. The sun is in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 5,414
Posted By sockeyed
Thank you for sharing - I think that you have...

Thank you for sharing - I think that you have some strong images here.

I must say, however, that find the yellow/orange background colour on your website to be quite distracting and I feel that it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By sockeyed
In 2006 I spent a few days on the tiny Malaysian...

In 2006 I spent a few days on the tiny Malaysian island of Palau Mabul off the east coast of Borneo, not too far from the Philippines. I wandered the island taking pictures of the local kids, most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,695
Posted By sockeyed
Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger than Paradise" has...

Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger than Paradise" has already been mentioned. I would also like to add his films "Dead Man" for its disturbing and brilliant portrayal of the American West, and "Down By Law"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2008
Replies: 7
Dag
Views: 1,190
Posted By sockeyed
DAG had my M6 for 2.5 months after a promised...

DAG had my M6 for 2.5 months after a promised repair time of 3-4 weeks. A couple of phone calls seem to have helped move things along for my camera (email didn't work). Seven months sounds way too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By sockeyed
A few years back, there was a lot of discussion...

A few years back, there was a lot of discussion here on RFF about using Rodinal for really high-speed Tri-X. It pushes amazingly well in Rodinal 1:50. Keeping the grain down is all in the (minimal)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-10-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 38,394
Posted By sockeyed
I shoot Reala because it's less expensive, easier...

I shoot Reala because it's less expensive, easier to find, and a great film.

I tried a roll of the 400VC and really liked it; it's too bad there's no Fuji equivalent (400H to too flat for general...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By sockeyed
There's one in the classifieds right now. Mint,...

There's one in the classifieds right now. Mint, good price.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-08-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 5,808
Posted By sockeyed
The 35mm f/1.4 should never be categorized as a...

The 35mm f/1.4 should never be categorized as a flop, IMO. Some folks torture-tested it and found some weakness under extreme conditions, and another had problems on an M8. I picked up one a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By sockeyed
Definitely. Time to invest in some lottery...

Definitely. Time to invest in some lottery tickets!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks for all of your input, folks. For me, the...

Thanks for all of your input, folks. For me, the lack of auto stop-down is a real pain. I used a Pentax K10D for about half a year, and I was really happy with how well it worked with MF lenses...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2008
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,017
Posted By sockeyed
A Russian Ural motorbike and sidecar spotted here...

A Russian Ural motorbike and sidecar spotted here in Vancouver. Leica M2, CV 35/1.5 SC, Super XX:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2629816570_5679f4629a_b.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By sockeyed
I used to buy 100' rolls of Neopan Presto 400...

I used to buy 100' rolls of Neopan Presto 400 from megaperls before Fuji stopped selling bulk rolls. Always good service from megaperls.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-04-2008
Replies: 170
Views: 27,123
Posted By sockeyed
I tend to travel far too heavy. On my last trip...

I tend to travel far too heavy. On my last trip to Thailand and Laos, I carried my Canon 5D plus two L zooms, plus my Leica M6 & Bessa R4M with a lens each. The reason I brought my 5D was that I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,701
Posted By sockeyed
Excellent work, Tun. You've captured a side of...

Excellent work, Tun. You've captured a side of Sapa that is less seen than most.

I think that you must have had bad batteries, as I used an R3A and R3M for a long time in all sorts of hot and cold...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By sockeyed
The classifieds work fine for me. If there are a...

The classifieds work fine for me. If there are a lot of sponsor ads showing, I just browse through the sorted classified categories further down the page.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,314
Posted By sockeyed
Efke 100 and Agfapan APX 100 are quite different...

Efke 100 and Agfapan APX 100 are quite different emulsions, IMO. Efke is perhaps a bit coarser in grain, is much more sensitive to overexposure (highlights blow easily), and 'glows', possibly...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By sockeyed
This is one wide lens! Such high quality,...

This is one wide lens! Such high quality, too.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/123230530_9add0faa4e_b.jpg

For this shot, I was standing on the sideway right in front of these houses, but it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By sockeyed
Anyone using ZF lenses on EOS bodies?

I've been shooting with a 5D for a year (I've also got an EOS-1V film body), and I've found it really challenging to find lenses that can compare to what I'm getting with my CV and ZM glass on my M6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,314
Posted By sockeyed
Lots of APX 100 available at Freestyle Photo...

Lots of APX 100 available at Freestyle Photo (www.freestylephoto.biz) under the Arista II label. It sells for $24/100'. I just picked up 400'
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By sockeyed
It's on the west coast of Vancouver Island, on...

It's on the west coast of Vancouver Island, on the Pacific Coast of Canada. It's a 75km trek from Bamfield to Port Renfrew (or the other way around). It's remote and rugged, with only access at...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By sockeyed
Great camera! It's pretty fool-proof. ...

Great camera!

It's pretty fool-proof. Pressing the button half-way will lock the exposure and focus (using the cross-hairs in the middle of the VF).

Pressing the two buttons on the back...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By sockeyed
Hi Sirius, I've done the West Coast Trail three...

Hi Sirius,

I've done the West Coast Trail three times (1996, 1997 & last year). It is an absolutely unforgettable and unique experience, which is why I've done it three times. I would be happy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,926
Posted By sockeyed
Good point, Glenn - the fat T-E is relatively...

Good point, Glenn - the fat T-E is relatively petite. The hood on the CV 90 does add some length and bulk to that lens too, and I know that some folks have chosen to replace it with a rubber one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By sockeyed
In a camera bag in a corner? In a drawer? In...

In a camera bag in a corner?

In a drawer?

In many pieces in the gutter?

In a pawnshop?

I'm hoping it's one of the first two.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,926
Posted By sockeyed
A CV 90/3.5 is a great choice of a 90mm RF lens,...

A CV 90/3.5 is a great choice of a 90mm RF lens, IMO. For me it's probably a 5% lens - in that I might shoot 5% of my images with it. But there are times where I really want the reach it offers,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By sockeyed
I carry my RF's in a shoulder bag when I'm...

I carry my RF's in a shoulder bag when I'm riding, and I lift my butt off my seat when I'm heading into bumpy territory. I think that you run a lot more risk doing damage to your camera if you keep...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-19-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,937
Posted By sockeyed
I find it interesting that the Nokton 40mm works...

I find it interesting that the Nokton 40mm works well as a 35mm on the Zeiss Ikon as that is not the case with the Bessas from my experience, where the 35mm framelines are quite 'wide'. On my M6...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,639
Posted By sockeyed
I found this part depressing: Not that the...

I found this part depressing:




Not that the new products aren't great, but there are some real gems that they don't make anymore.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Posted By sockeyed
I'm not a fan of Diafine. From my experience,...

I'm not a fan of Diafine. From my experience, you lose a lot in terms of tonality and shadow detail for the benefits of higher speeds, and if you don't even get higher speeds with the Delta films,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By sockeyed
There is a great deal on a Bessa R in the...

There is a great deal on a Bessa R in the classifieds right now.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/11188/limit/recent

You might want to consider the LTM...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By sockeyed
You did exactly the right thing. I've been...

You did exactly the right thing. I've been shooting Double XX (250) in an R3M and R4M lately, with the ISO dial set on the 1st of the two notches between 200 and 400. The 2nd notch is 320. For...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,549
Posted By sockeyed
Great stuff, Joe! The blue will match the blue...

Great stuff, Joe! The blue will match the blue dot on your ZM lenses very nicely.

Post images when you get it all set up!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By sockeyed
Looks like lab error to me - a dirty or damaged...

Looks like lab error to me - a dirty or damaged neg to be more exact. Nothing in-camera that I know of could have an effect like that.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By sockeyed
Contact Brian Sweeney here on RFF - he can...

Contact Brian Sweeney here on RFF - he can probably whip that offending piece of whatever out of your lens and have it back to you in a week.

DAG is great, but he'll take months to get to your lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By sockeyed
Sounds more like some object has found its way...

Sounds more like some object has found its way into the lens, so it's technically a cleaning rather than a repair.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By sockeyed
I think that you'll need to tell us where you...

I think that you'll need to tell us where you live before we can make any reasonable recommendations. You're probably not going to want to ship your lens over an ocean if you can help it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,155
Posted By sockeyed
That's really too bad about Arax, they did an...

That's really too bad about Arax, they did an amazing job on a really badly-scuffed and hazy front element from a 1950's Summicron I had. It came back in absolutely mint shape.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,349
Posted By sockeyed
I am the RFF'r that Brian Speaks of. My lens had...

I am the RFF'r that Brian Speaks of. My lens had a fair amount of haze in it (resulting in a lot of 'glow'), but Brian cleaned it up very nicely and now it sparkles. Canon lenses, in my experience,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2008
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By sockeyed
A scan from a neg, using a KM Scan Dual IV and...

A scan from a neg, using a KM Scan Dual IV and lightly tweaked and slightly cropped in Lightroom.

I am in the process of rebuilding my darkroom so that I can start making wet prints again.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2008
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By sockeyed
I've processed another two rolls of Super XX...

I've processed another two rolls of Super XX (thanks again, Tom!), souped in D-76 1:1 for 9 minutes. Great tonality and detail (and also a reminder to me that my CV 25mm f/4 is a stellar lens). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2008
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By sockeyed
Please take note of Tom's pipe-smoking technique....

Please take note of Tom's pipe-smoking technique. See how he keeps his eyes above the cloud of smoke to scope out photo opportunities? That's the sign of a true...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,630
Posted By sockeyed
In some ways, it comes down to what you can/want...

In some ways, it comes down to what you can/want to afford. The Nokton 50 is 1/3 the cost of the ZM Sonnar 50 and is a potent performer. You mentioned that you were interested in a pre-asph...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,827
Posted By sockeyed
I highly recommend photococan as well. I've...

I highly recommend photococan as well. I've bought Crumpler bags, Newswear belt pouches, Lowepro straps, Lumiquest flash diffusers, Zing lens bags and even bulk rolls of Tri-X from them. Their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,790
Posted By sockeyed
Don has had my M6 for 5 weeks. Communication...

Don has had my M6 for 5 weeks. Communication with him has been good, but he did state the turnaround time would be 3-4 weeks before I sent in my camera. He must be swamped.

I sent my body to him...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By sockeyed
Here are a few images of what it looks like...

Here are a few images of what it looks like mounted on an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By sockeyed
If you'd like an idea of how this lens performs,...

If you'd like an idea of how this lens performs, have a look in the 35mm Skopar flickr pool (http://www.flickr.com/groups/cv35cs/pool/).

It's a great lens: very sharp, nice bokeh, compact and very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By sockeyed
I have a G9 (and a 5D), and my girlfriend has the...

I have a G9 (and a 5D), and my girlfriend has the XTi. The G9 is capable of very good images and, of course, is more compact. It also has a video function, which is something I really appreciate,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2008
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By sockeyed
I shot my first roll of XX (thanks, Tom, who gave...

I shot my first roll of XX (thanks, Tom, who gave me 10 rolls to play with!), souped in D-76 1+1 for 9 minutes. Initial impressions are good, with the rich tonality I was hoping for with XX. I look...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By sockeyed
A couple of points to add on to what folks have...

A couple of points to add on to what folks have said already:

The R3A or M cameras are not good for most folks who wear glasses if you plan to use a 40mm lens - the framelines are very close to the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,430
Posted By sockeyed
I actually use my 40mm Nokton as a 35mm on my M6...

I actually use my 40mm Nokton as a 35mm on my M6 (I modified the mount to bring up the 35mm framelines instead of the 50mm ones). It works very well like this as I find the 35mm framelines are quite...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-28-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 5,128
Posted By sockeyed
I am a huge fan of this same Stylus Epic with the...

I am a huge fan of this same Stylus Epic with the 35mm f/2.8 lens. I've gone on entire trips with just the Epic and been very pleased with the results. The lens is very, very good, the camera is...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-28-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,423
Posted By sockeyed
I've been checking amazon.ca every day too...

I've been checking amazon.ca every day too :(

How does your copy look?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,351
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks for finding these, Joe. Like others, I...

Thanks for finding these, Joe.

Like others, I am intrigued by the relatively shallow DoF that can be got with this relatively slow lens. It almost behaves more like a 50mm in that respect. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By sockeyed
I'll just add that the unique addresses of...

I'll just add that the unique addresses of individual images in flickr are found by pressing the "All Sizes" button above any of your images.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By sockeyed
I use a couple of their small press pouches on a...

I use a couple of their small press pouches on a waist belt. I really like their simplicity, construction and materials.

Their fanny pack looks good. Might not sell so well in the UK due to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-24-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 6,288
Posted By sockeyed
I sold mine because the rangefinder mechanism was...

I sold mine because the rangefinder mechanism was wrecked and I never got it to focus properly. I really liked the camera in every other aspect - ergnonomics, metering, film loading and so on, but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-23-2008
Replies: 1,928
Views: 1,752,072
Posted By sockeyed
Recently I lucked into a gorgeous chrome...

Recently I lucked into a gorgeous chrome (mid-1950s) Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 on eBay for $90. It came straight out of the Ukraine from the seller sp314. The glass is pristine, the barrel is largely...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-23-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,242
Posted By sockeyed
As you can see in all these samples, it's an...

As you can see in all these samples, it's an excellent lens that performs very well. It is important to keep in mind that it is an ultra-wide and a specialty lens, however, and it's a substantial...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2008
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,316
Posted By sockeyed
Kansas,...

Kansas, 2006
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/61/196479986_5d70380055_b.jpg

Hong Kong, 1996
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/789378_6681d657a8_b.jpg

Vancouver,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By sockeyed
I sold a c.1957 rigid Summicron 50 here in the...

I sold a c.1957 rigid Summicron 50 here in the classifieds, with hood, for $375 a couple of weeks ago. It was in user condition, but the glass was excellent and it had been recently cleaned and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2008
Replies: 118
Views: 11,278
Posted By sockeyed
Ah, no. The majority of images in the issue were...

Ah, no. The majority of images in the issue were shot on film, and the rest on high-end DSLRs (most likely). I guess the point is that the G7's image, in this particular case, was of a high enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 9,323
Posted By sockeyed
Well, Bill, I think that the Crumpler looks a lot...

Well, Bill, I think that the Crumpler looks a lot less like a camera bag than the Lowepro in the post two above this one. Your average camera bag (Lowe-pro, Tamrac, etc) is black and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-21-2008
Replies: 118
Views: 11,278
Posted By sockeyed
There's a good little piece HERE...

There's a good little piece HERE (http://ngm.typepad.com/editors_pick/2008/05/film-is-dead-lo.html) from the National Geographic blog. While it's interesting to read that the majority of photogs...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 9,323
Posted By sockeyed
I have a Crumpler Four Million Dollar Home, a...

I have a Crumpler Four Million Dollar Home, a great little bag that fits 2 RF bodies with lenses, or one body with lens plus a couple of other lenses. It doesn't look much like a camera bag either,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,263
Posted By sockeyed
My one and only Nokton 40 started out stiff, but...

My one and only Nokton 40 started out stiff, but smoothed out noticeably on a trip to (hot) Sri Lanka (but still not as light as my Rokkor 40). Now, however, it's become dry feeling, so it's about...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-15-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By sockeyed
I just picked up a G9 too. First thing that I...

I just picked up a G9 too. First thing that I did was add a Richard Franiec grip to make it easier to hold, and slapped a screen protector on that 3" monster on the back. Seems like a fun camera so...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,383
Posted By sockeyed
Keep me in mind when it's time to sell the ZM 35...

Keep me in mind when it's time to sell the ZM 35 f/2, Joe. Let's keep that puppy in the country!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By sockeyed
The only places that I can think of that might...

The only places that I can think of that might come close to that price are the Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road. Can't say if you'll get a private bathroom though.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-14-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By sockeyed
The price of a ZI has kept them out of...

The price of a ZI has kept them out of consideration for me, given that the Bessas are 1/2 of the price, and an M6 can be had for a few hundred less. That's a lot of money that you could invest in...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-14-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By sockeyed
I think that gliderbee is refering to the Hexar...

I think that gliderbee is refering to the Hexar AF, which you maybe be able to find used for the same price as a Bessa R plus Skopar 35/2.5 in LTM. The AF is a full-automatic camera with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By sockeyed
When my local mini-lab will produce a decent 8x10...

When my local mini-lab will produce a decent 8x10 on their Noritsu from a digital file for $2-3, I can't justify buying an inkjet printer when you factor in the cost of the paper, printer and inks.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 382
Views: 197,391
Posted By sockeyed
A loaner* R3M (while my M6 is in the shop with...

A loaner* R3M (while my M6 is in the shop with DAG) with my ZM Planar 50 and CV 28mm finder. Great combo!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2055/2462192209_e72927775d.jpg

*thanks, Tom!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By sockeyed
There's a black 35mm LTM Skopar for sale in the...

There's a black 35mm LTM Skopar for sale in the classifieds right now (seller: Cindy Flood). Looks to be in excellent condition and the price is right. Bessa R + 35 Skopar is a perfect combo.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By sockeyed
I have both, but can't think of any images that I...

I have both, but can't think of any images that I have posted specifically from a black one. As far as I can tell, they both render similarly in b&w and colour.

My primary complaint about black...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,069
Posted By sockeyed
My M's and Voigtlanders are conversation-starters...

My M's and Voigtlanders are conversation-starters in Vancouver, too, but most folks speak with genuine interest and positive curiousity. Maybe it's the neighbourhoods I spent time it, but most folks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 8,204
Posted By sockeyed
I am somewhat in a similar situation in regards...

I am somewhat in a similar situation in regards to losing my zeal for street photography, and least in my home city of Vancouver. I find that my street images lack the emotional depth and engagement...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By sockeyed
No offense taken! It just reminded me of when I...

No offense taken! It just reminded me of when I was in high school and university, and we were taught to read exam questions very carefully before answering them. I've lost that ability it seems....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By sockeyed
I may have been sloppy about reading your first...

I may have been sloppy about reading your first post, but at least I was right about Tom knowing the answer!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By sockeyed
First stage in low battery warning, possibly? I...

First stage in low battery warning, possibly? I believe that the furthest L and R numbers start blinking when the battery gets lower.

I could be totally wrong.

Try putting in some fresh batteries,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2008
Replies: 845
Views: 144,632
Posted By sockeyed
A few more cyclo...

A few more cyclo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By sockeyed
A friend of mine shot an entire roll on an M6...

A friend of mine shot an entire roll on an M6 with the baseplate on, but the door swinging in the breeze. Surprisingly most of his shots came out (but probably not sharp because of the lack of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By sockeyed
Those prices seem high to me. M6's sell in the...

Those prices seem high to me. M6's sell in the RFF classified for $1100-1200 regularly, and a Summicron-50 should go for around $650, maybe. If you're patient, these will come up for sale here...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-06-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 15,745
Posted By sockeyed
The Lowepro Speedster has a great grippy texture...

The Lowepro Speedster has a great grippy texture and is perfect for over the shoulder camera carrying, plus it's pretty easy to find. I'm also a big fan of the Voigtlander Deluxe Strap (by A&A)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By sockeyed
Hi Colin, I lived in the New Territories of Hong...

Hi Colin,

I lived in the New Territories of Hong Kong as a wee lad (1976, aged 5), and I manage to get to Hong Kong every year, at least in recent times. It's a great city and definitely one of my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,393
Posted By sockeyed
My favourite two subjects in one...

My favourite two subjects in one thread.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/92698136_6d76091a5c.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By sockeyed
It would be kind of nice if Voigtlander released...

It would be kind of nice if Voigtlander released a new Bessa L, with M-mount and less plastic than the original one. I think that the L and the SW are based on a great concept, but the SW is too...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037
Posted By sockeyed
I don't blame your for staying high and dry -...

I don't blame your for staying high and dry - you'd need a Nikonos if you wanted to shoot at street level!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By sockeyed
If you want to shoot with a 90mm, the R3 is...

If you want to shoot with a 90mm, the R3 is definitely your best bet as the finder has the highest magnification and therefore the 90mm framelines will be the largest. It will focus your 21 and 28,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By sockeyed
Thanks for all your thoughts, everyone. It seems...

Thanks for all your thoughts, everyone. It seems that the majority of people have an positive experiences with buyers and sellers from Russian, and just as many bad experiences from buyers/sellers...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-01-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By sockeyed
I've owned the Bessa R, R3A, R3M and R4M. While...

I've owned the Bessa R, R3A, R3M and R4M. While I currently don't have an R3#, I have borrowed one from a friend while my Leica M6 is being serviced by DAG. Using it reminds me of what an excellent...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-01-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By sockeyed
I've just ordered one too, plus the Franiec grip...

I've just ordered one too, plus the Franiec grip mentioned in other posts. I expect good images from it; nothing compared to my 5D or film, but certain adequate for day-to-day stuff. G9s have a...
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