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Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-24-2011
Replies: 100
Views: 12,600
Posted By Vilk
fail-safety is part of both "design" and...

fail-safety is part of both "design" and "engineering" - if my truckload of daily-used nikon lenses did not squeak or creak or "just fall apart" in thrity years, that's because they found no way to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,612
Posted By Vilk
with all those swappable finders--how many...

with all those swappable finders--how many possible nikons do you have? :rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,059
Posted By Vilk
an incorrigible pusher here, too. bearings in...

an incorrigible pusher here, too. bearings in place. it slides in all the way easy easy :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,459
Posted By Vilk
Raymond Fung a.k.a. Winball ...

Raymond Fung a.k.a. Winball

http://www.winballcamera.com
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By Vilk
how about a brick wall? :) dead serious. when i...

how about a brick wall? :)

dead serious. when i used the FA back in the nineties, it always overexposed grass and foliage by about a stop. lousy sensitivity to green i guess. i had four and all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By Vilk
and if you can't find S-76 where you are, LR44...

and if you can't find S-76 where you are, LR44 and SR44 are the same thing; you'll need a pair of them

CR 1/3N, 2L76 or DL 1/3N are also good; you only need a single of these, they're all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,261
Posted By Vilk
won't add a lot of new material, but having shot...

won't add a lot of new material, but having shot with all three (1.4, 2, 2.8, all ais) i can confirm some of the opinions expressed above. 1.4 flares like a witch and can be annoyingly soft at wider...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,259
Posted By Vilk
i guess that settles the old filter/no filter...

i guess that settles the old filter/no filter debate, at least on leica lenses :cool:

my FM2 fell out of my backpack and landed on the concrete sidewalk in front of my home once. they have poured...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By Vilk
i downsized massively a while ago. sold a few...

i downsized massively a while ago. sold a few grand worth of junk (including leica and 120) and standardized on a small nikon kit, efficient and effective. zero regrets. actually, quite liberating...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,823
Posted By Vilk
romane dictum :cool: at meae et pulchritudine...

romane dictum :cool:

at meae et pulchritudine praestant
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 14,754
Posted By Vilk
I was finally able to enjoy my subjects'...

I was finally able to enjoy my subjects' complete, liberating indifference to my odd street behaviour only after I sold my last Leica. I have since apologized to my chunky-clunky F2, we made up real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 9,378
Posted By Vilk
i think you need new friends more than a new...

i think you need new friends more than a new camera :cool:

the only reason for not taking great landscape shots will be in your head

see fifty, shoot fifty--as simple as that

neither grain nor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,818
Posted By Vilk
fwiw, i'm in the middle of a massive nikon lens...

fwiw, i'm in the middle of a massive nikon lens sale, logical conclusion of two parallel processes running over the past quarter of a century--filling up a small cabinet with glass and narrowing my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
lessee... how many rangefinder knights in shining...

lessee... how many rangefinder knights in shining chrome armour would it take to put one word in vilk's mouth (though granted, the discovery would not advance the discussion one inch)

:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
where exactly did i say he teaches photography?...

where exactly did i say he teaches photography? whence the assumption he should?

:cool:
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-27-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 16,694
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... oh-keee... so how 'bout this--let's all...

hmmm... oh-keee... so how 'bout this--let's all agree it's the F2 and then let's try and rewrite the relevant definitions (and history if necessary) so they fit the one-and-only true classic

:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
...and probably what you shoot, too. Sometimes I...

...and probably what you shoot, too. Sometimes I like to dive right in the middle of an emotional crowd with a 50 on my F2. Pre-focusing won't work and dissociating focusing from framing, RF- or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
Cool Brian, sorry for being brief initially--and for...

Brian, sorry for being brief initially--and for latching onto your post--I was in a rush; I certainly had no intention to fight for any special cause, surely not against you. :)

I think it's not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
...and his portfolio to those who want to put...

...and his portfolio to those who want to put them back in ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,947
Posted By Vilk
the ususal reason--because he's right :cool:

the ususal reason--because he's right :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,823
Posted By Vilk
yes! :D ...

yes! :D

...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,823
Posted By Vilk
I don't really care what particular camera Ken...

I don't really care what particular camera Ken gets, but I would still like to flag statements which do not correspond to my experience.



I know it's only anecdotal evidence, but two FAs died in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,823
Posted By Vilk
Fear not the F2 and its manly size--I carry one...

Fear not the F2 and its manly size--I carry one regularly in my Domke vest pocket, with both metered and meterless heads.

F2A and F2AS differ only in the meter: the A has a needle, the AS has LEDs....
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2011
Replies: 133
Views: 13,560
Posted By Vilk
don't fool yasself--40 is the cut-off!

don't fool yasself--40 is the cut-off!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,574
Posted By Vilk
ah, storytellers vs. statisticians again......

ah, storytellers vs. statisticians again... anecdotes are so convincing, aren't they? :angel:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 5,248
Posted By Vilk
twenty-and-a-half-EV dynamic range and a cheap,...

twenty-and-a-half-EV dynamic range and a cheap, power-independent, permanent storage solution guaranteed to give me back the range fifty years from now with no hardware upgrades, format conversions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 7,155
Posted By Vilk
mmmmmmmmm... in DD-X... a curve that never...

mmmmmmmmm... in DD-X... a curve that never ends... sublime... mystical... gabrielle anwar in the tango... you get the picture... but i digress... just stepped out for one beer...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 6,225
Posted By Vilk
+1 graphical elements--icons, pictures,...

+1

graphical elements--icons, pictures, avatars, smileys--take ages to load with many simply timing out after a minute leaving red X blanks. occasionally, clicking on threads will time out,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,425
Posted By Vilk
don't throw out the junk just yet. last thursday...

don't throw out the junk just yet. last thursday i went for a walk with a borrowed D7000, reportedly one of the best sensors available for less than the price of a car. i know what i'm doing, both...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-02-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,384
Posted By Vilk
:eek: made my day! :D

:eek:

made my day! :D
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-01-2011
Replies: 283
Views: 75,359
Posted By Vilk
no volume here, just some bloody heft... :cool: ...

no volume here, just some bloody heft... :cool:


http://vilk.net/upload/f2f2f2.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By Vilk
My F2As send your F2A their warmest regards...

My F2As send your F2A their warmest regards...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By Vilk
unless you need better numbers in your class, i'd...

unless you need better numbers in your class, i'd say leave it as is. evolution, a place for everyone and everyone in his place, survival of the fittest, etc etc. (i was never taught the difference,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 6,429
Posted By Vilk
...or didn't give a pigz arse and it's just what...

...or didn't give a pigz arse and it's just what the lens was at--the case of every "truly great" pic i ever shot :cool:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-22-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,600
Posted By Vilk
i'd be wary of clients who knew what a leica is ;)

i'd be wary of clients who knew what a leica is ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 3,001
Posted By Vilk
very well said

very well said
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 7,219
Posted By Vilk
i don't haaaaave any junk...

i don't haaaaave any junk cameraaaaaaaaaasssssssss... booooooooo-hoooooooo! :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 3,001
Posted By Vilk
D3S-grade digi back for F2. failing that, hybrid...

D3S-grade digi back for F2. failing that, hybrid flow: F2 as is plus a fast, small, cheap film scanner of 5000ED quality. might be easier than output to film for archival purposes
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-17-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,895
Posted By Vilk
and if they bang against each other, so what?...

and if they bang against each other, so what? mine bang. big time. (not that an F2 would care) :cool:
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-17-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 11,169
Posted By Vilk
in a word, my whole damn closet--at one time or...

in a word, my whole damn closet--at one time or another. quoting from memory: F2A w/MD-2, F3 w/MD-4, F4S, a couple of FM2s (one w/MD-12, one with a shot-off rewind knob), no-lever M3, 'mat FTn......
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-16-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By Vilk
hurl them against the iron curtain sigh... as...

hurl them against the iron curtain

sigh... as someone born behind it, i have understanding but no pity for your plight. i bet the word "lens" did not even apear in lomography's business plan

but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,807
Posted By Vilk
sigh... not sure how this might help anyone......

sigh... not sure how this might help anyone... when i don't use a camera i sell it; those i keep all get a decent workout... cash in pocket, space in closet, no shutter-silica-battery worries......
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-12-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,033
Posted By Vilk
classic beauty, la gioconda's smile... a...

classic beauty, la gioconda's smile... a masterpiece
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,419
Posted By Vilk
susan: +1, again anyone who hasn't read (and...

susan: +1, again

anyone who hasn't read (and that obviously includes a o scott, not only those who begin their post with "i haven't read"): epic fail

now go say something deep. or shallow. or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,445
Posted By Vilk
The shipping charges are an outrage! :eek:

The shipping charges are an outrage! :eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By Vilk
on behalf of 28/2, merci ;)

on behalf of 28/2, merci ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By Vilk
having carried an F2 with 28/2 AIS in my donkey...

having carried an F2 with 28/2 AIS in my donkey pocket for longer than my lower back would care--can i shrug? ya, it works, whatever, post some pics... :cool:


http://vilk.net/upload/osgoode.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 13,427
Posted By Vilk
not a collector--i clicked the thread because my...

not a collector--i clicked the thread because my recent attempts to get a couple of tiny accessories from KEH came to nothing due to prohibitive shipping costs, $60 to canada for a focusing screen....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2011
Replies: 864
Views: 148,312
Posted By Vilk
:cool: well, squeeze that button a couple of...

:cool:

well, squeeze that button a couple of times and you should be in business. or are you saying your counter is not advancing either?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,158
Posted By Vilk
28/2 AIS hands down. i had the 28/2.8 AIS for...

28/2 AIS hands down. i had the 28/2.8 AIS for many years, an excellent lens, but not in the same league
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 13,148
Posted By Vilk
which one? ;)

which one? ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,535
Posted By Vilk
Nikon F2 with MD2/MB1, followed closely by Nikon...

Nikon F2 with MD2/MB1, followed closely by Nikon F5.

:cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 13,815
Posted By Vilk
after getting the longnose 1.8 i gave my 1.4...

after getting the longnose 1.8 i gave my 1.4 away. it lacked character and definition rather painfully, at all apertures (compared to 1.8, of course; there was nothing wrong with it on its own). and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By Vilk
if by "current measure" you mean max aperture...

if by "current measure" you mean max aperture (i.e. lens wide open) then yes. the camera will then adjust the current in the match needle circuit by a factor of 2 to the power of the "certain number...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By Vilk
michael, like i said above, the camera couldn't...

michael, like i said above, the camera couldn't care less what lens you mount. the meter simply compares the energy of the light coming in with a reference level--the aperture ring only calibrates...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By Vilk
after a quick look in my lens drawer-- the AI...

after a quick look in my lens drawer--

the AI tab's position is fixed relative to the max aperture. so the light meter knows "how much light am i getting?" (that's the full opening) and "by what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,562
Posted By Vilk
i waaant my mottorrrrrrrhh ddhhhrrrrrrriveeee...

i waaant my mottorrrrrrrhh ddhhhrrrrrrriveeee boooooooo hooooooo...

:bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,562
Posted By Vilk
am i allowed a motorrrrr drrrrrrrrrrive, oh,...

am i allowed a motorrrrr drrrrrrrrrrive, oh, puhleezeeeeeeeeee, say it is so

:p
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By Vilk
I had the J-803 once, but let it go pretty fast....

I had the J-803 once, but let it go pretty fast. It was unusably tight--forget the laptop, the beer you'd pick up on the way home, even lettersize printouts to work on in the park. The F-802, on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,392
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... so it goes something like this......

hmmm... so it goes something like this... somebody cares about reliability so he googles "reliable camera" and finds this thread... sees F2 all over the place so he gets one... since he was a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,392
Posted By Vilk
well, it's been said above, but trusty old...

well, it's been said above, but trusty old friends sure deserve a little push each time a chance will present itself... "reliable" means it has nikon written on it (in my case, yes, it usually has a...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 14,091
Posted By Vilk
:eek: Ah, the muscle! My single motorized F2 +...

:eek:

Ah, the muscle! My single motorized F2 + 50 makes me feel like I'm pushing daisies the wrong way already...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 6,667
Posted By Vilk
won what? :cool:

won what? :cool:
Forum: Photo Software 03-08-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,064
Posted By Vilk
...unless your name is Ernst Stavro Bloefeld...

...unless your name is Ernst Stavro Bloefeld :rolleyes:
Forum: Photo Software 03-08-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,064
Posted By Vilk
just trying to match my wet prints. scanners have...

just trying to match my wet prints. scanners have loooong way to go :cool:
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-08-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 7,390
Posted By Vilk
well, i like film and i like digital... but this...

well, i like film and i like digital... but this one is junk, no matter how you cut it :angel:
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-08-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 7,390
Posted By Vilk
factual errors aside, looks like your problems...

factual errors aside, looks like your problems would go away if you removed this strange insistence on "want," "wish" and "without issue"

personally, i would have shot what i got in the fridge in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 20,302
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... is that a question or an answer? :cool:

hmmm... is that a question or an answer? :cool:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 8,014
Posted By Vilk
Do you understand why it's good? Yes.

Do you understand why it's good?

Yes.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-04-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 13,997
Posted By Vilk
like so? http://cambags.com/

like so?

http://cambags.com/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2011
Replies: 864
Views: 148,312
Posted By Vilk
Ah yes, I forgot, you would standardize on...

Ah yes, I forgot, you would standardize on metering patterns, too. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2011
Replies: 864
Views: 148,312
Posted By Vilk
So, what's wrong with another F2? :cool: ...

So, what's wrong with another F2? :cool:

Keeping a uniform stable will help you standardize on accessories--heads, motor drives, focusing screens, backs--and generations of lenses. Just an idea....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 14,400
Posted By Vilk
when it works yes, please do try an...

when it works



yes, please do try an unmetered F2; they can absorb a lot of prejudice



well, they do the job. or do you need a camera for some other purpose?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-01-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By Vilk
Now what?

http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/google-street-view-photography-wins-journalism-accolades-photos/6194683
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-27-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,131
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... interesting... i don't think i've ever as...

hmmm... interesting... i don't think i've ever as much as lowered my chin. you know, kinda like, if the picture is there, it's there, distortion or not... oh well, i'm probably just rationalizing my...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 13,744
Posted By Vilk
ya, after you throw out the outliers (shall we...

ya, after you throw out the outliers (shall we say, sample bias ;)) the contest is clearly between N and O... the main difference: good ole Ns are still working these days

:rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 14,091
Posted By Vilk
motorized F2, usually a 50 on it, but really any...

motorized F2, usually a 50 on it, but really any prime between 28 and 180. exposure usually taken ad hoc. idem focusing--plain matte screen still faster and more accurate than any other system i've...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Vilk
...and then there's always the good ole camping...

...and then there's always the good ole camping mat from the dollar store. that and xacto knife--magic!

;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,864
Posted By Vilk
no way i'd be seen walking around with that ugly...

no way i'd be seen walking around with that ugly fat italic logotype on the head! what were they thinking?

:cool:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... so what do you pack usually? i don't...

hmmm... so what do you pack usually? i don't remember ever being limited by domke inserts (single/double/triple inline in 803/802). the single is such a perfect fit for an M with the DR 'cron that i...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-20-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,214
Posted By Vilk
here's an angle for you, my mom has a framed...

here's an angle for you,

my mom has a framed picture of me on her bookshelf; it's reasonably prominent, she can see it from everywhere... now imagine this were a 60-second video clip in an LCD frame
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Vilk
Leica MX (a.k.a. M10 on the European market)

Leica MX (a.k.a. M10 on the European market)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,587
Posted By Vilk
wow, human speech sure is capacious: QL17 and...

wow, human speech sure is capacious: QL17 and perfect on one breath :eek:

a vote for M3AF with straight frame corners :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By Vilk
Be not elated at any excellence, which belongs to...

Be not elated at any excellence, which belongs to another. If a horse when he is elated should say, I am beautiful, one might endure it. But when you are elated, and say, I have a beautiful horse,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-17-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 11,155
Posted By Vilk
these...

these (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/42988-REG/Print_File_PF356HB25_Archival_Storage_Page_for.html), chronologicaly, in oversize closed-box ring binders. on the margin of each sheet: MM.YYYY...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,747
Posted By Vilk
so you got a leica to put a cosina on it?...

so you got a leica to put a cosina on it? :angel:

there are some things you can check without a lens

load a short roll. leave the camera cap-off for a few frames under a desktop lamp for 5, 10,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Vilk
Simon is a gentleman so likely he won't quite...

Simon is a gentleman so likely he won't quite tell you what he thinks about it.

:angel:
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-12-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 13,392
Posted By Vilk
Ef-toos anytime. My fling with the M2 was very...

Ef-toos anytime. My fling with the M2 was very very brief; my M3 only leaves the closet when I'm considering selling it. :)

Now, your turn to buy the pint...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Vilk
Eight Elm. Nothing but warm fuzzy feeling. In...

Eight Elm. Nothing but warm fuzzy feeling. In fact, sometimes I can even forget it's Toronto outside.

And if you ever feel like asking questions there, make sure the first one is, "Which of you is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Vilk
10 Characters

We love the 10 character limit. :angel:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,385
Posted By Vilk
Cool software engineering no different--must be ISO...

software engineering no different--must be ISO standard project blueprint or something

back on topic, i'd like to nominate everything that doesn't have nikon written on it (disclaimer: all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 5,890
Posted By Vilk
yaaaaaaaaaa, but da proof is in da pudding :p

yaaaaaaaaaa, but da proof is in da pudding

:p
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 8,006
Posted By Vilk
my apologies for the shortcut--by "send you a...

my apologies for the shortcut--by "send you a crumb" i meant the finished picture. and those are frequently "captured" without the button-squeezer realizing what they're doing, there's demonstrably...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 8,006
Posted By Vilk
yes, it's easy. in fact, it's the perfect...

yes, it's easy. in fact, it's the perfect cop-out. no preparation time, no financial investment, no clients, accountants, bills, no mosquitoes or soggy socks, not even training or education these...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 12,030
Posted By Vilk
why didn't i go into milk pail manufacture? :bang:

why didn't i go into milk pail manufacture? :bang:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-01-2011
Replies: 189
Views: 32,042
Posted By Vilk
yaaa, only my F2 is perfecter! :angel:

yaaa, only my F2 is perfecter! :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,437
Posted By Vilk
good buyers to relieve me of the stuff i don't use

good buyers to relieve me of the stuff i don't use
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Vilk
drop all the "engineering" bits from the bio...

drop all the "engineering" bits from the bio (acronyms, gear, technicalities) and you're good to go

fine stuff
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-24-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 16,505
Posted By Vilk
i think nobody mentioned under fire either...

i think nobody mentioned under fire either :angel: frankly, i don't remember ever wanting to make pictures after seeing other people's pictures--maybe i click from lack rather than from...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-22-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 10,338
Posted By Vilk
fewer in winter (hat visor a bit on the hard side)

fewer in winter (hat visor a bit on the hard side)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2011
Replies: 132
Views: 8,532
Posted By Vilk
they're more quiet than a leica shutter ;)

they're more quiet than a leica shutter ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... remind me again, why would anyone care to...

hmmm... remind me again, why would anyone care to preserve this civilization?

:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2011
Replies: 132
Views: 8,532
Posted By Vilk
i'll bite... my current M3 is not particularly...

i'll bite... my current M3 is not particularly quiet nor was any of the leicas i have ever heard. random people i shoot in the street are as oblivious to the sound of the M3 as they are to that of my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 3,604
Posted By Vilk
Actually, no. They have just ruled in this humble...

Actually, no. They have just ruled in this humble buyer's favour, thank you very much.

:cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 3,604
Posted By Vilk
the question is--will he send you the money again...

the question is--will he send you the money again once the goods arrive? because arrive they will. surface mail can easily take a couple of months between north america and europe and that's a small...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Vilk
Well, you certainly pick your epigrams well, ...

Well, you certainly pick your epigrams well,

'I'm a 'the glass is full of radioactive waste and I just drank half of it' type. And I'm still thirsty."

I say, go for it!

:cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Vilk
as someone said above--i'm not sure it will be a...

as someone said above--i'm not sure it will be a great upgrade. of course, "upgrade" often means we want something...

:cool:

if you need change, put a B3 screen in your nikon and be amazed. then...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vilk
at the risk of increasing the unhelpful...

at the risk of increasing the unhelpful redundancy of my contributions--yes, the lines become much more visible in very cold weather. my first common-sense shot was different coefficients of thermal...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vilk
lessee whether this contributes anything... ...

lessee whether this contributes anything...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86512
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2011
Replies: 229
Views: 31,058
Posted By Vilk
oh-keee, i'll bite... wrong logotype on the...

oh-keee, i'll bite... wrong logotype on the head?

:angel:

PS. as to the main question, four are best: F2, F2 and F2
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Vilk
i was talking about the electromechanical design...

i was talking about the electromechanical design around the glass, not about any particular specimen. "piece of steel" i might agree with... but then again, what do i know?

:cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 01-06-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,823
Posted By Vilk
it will significantly increase the number of...

it will significantly increase the number of keepers--certainly in the "inside of my bag" category

:cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By Vilk
was given one on a perpetual loan ("keep it as...

was given one on a perpetual loan ("keep it as long as you want")

returned it after a week: flare and distracting background artifacts

35/2 here
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,832
Posted By Vilk
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Vilk
the S2 is a flimsy box, well past it's...

the S2 is a flimsy box, well past it's serviceable lifespan; it can fall apart in your hands any day, in mid-roll, right when you need it, and it won't be worth repairing. the bessa is nothing to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By Vilk
epic epic epic (just one epic, the other two...

epic epic epic (just one epic, the other two epics are for...)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... oh-keee... in fact, i have always...

hmmm... oh-keee... in fact, i have always suspected that this whole shutter thingy is just a superfluous gadget conceived by greedy marketing people to make us part with our money all the more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 8,970
Posted By Vilk
35/2 AIS all the way, very good lens (1.4 was...

35/2 AIS all the way, very good lens (1.4 was giving me consistently unusable results and i moved on rather quickly)

ps. when you say you never liked any of the 50s--you did try the longnose 1.8...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 6,821
Posted By Vilk
therein lies thy problem. nothing wrong with...

therein lies thy problem. nothing wrong with christmas

even tho' i agree--hogtown weather would throw the dalai lama into severe depression

cheer up! days are getting longer again

:cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By Vilk
Good thinking! (I guess I should know--if I turn...

Good thinking! (I guess I should know--if I turn my head just a wee bit to the left now, I can see my trusty Domke with all four inside, wagging its tail at the door, eager to go out for a walk.)

:p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By Vilk
+1 on 35/2 +1 on 200/4

+1 on 35/2
+1 on 200/4
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By Vilk
Actually, a potential problem there... Unless...

Actually, a potential problem there... Unless clearly specified as the longnose (just ask KEH!) a "50/1.8 AIS" will be the pancake version, without rabbit ears (outnumbering the longnose by a factor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By Vilk
...and if you're happy with handheld meter...

...and if you're happy with handheld meter anyway, try to find the plain DE-1 prism for your F2. Will make a very portable, compact, rugged outfit. Hint: look for one with a small ding or dent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,489
Posted By Vilk
If by "dark side" you mean photography without...

If by "dark side" you mean photography without light leaks, you've done the right thing. :cool:

Probably the best piece of glass you can get, at any price, will be the "longnose" 50/1.8, the one...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-11-2010
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,634
Posted By Vilk
Depardon's Paris Journal Salgado's Sahel

Depardon's Paris Journal
Salgado's Sahel
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Vilk
hey, turtle, for the first time in years a post...

hey, turtle, for the first time in years a post in which i wouldn't change a word :cool:

(okee, mebbe the "far" in "far more pleasing" was a slight exaggeration, depending on the wind direction...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Vilk
i think it may be the list included in every...

i think it may be the list included in every relevant nikon camera manual; for example,

http://www.cameramanuals.org/nikon_pdf/nikon_f2a_photomic.pdf (page 31)

(from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Vilk
no need to file; just turn it towards the front

no need to file; just turn it towards the front
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-01-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 9,311
Posted By Vilk
travelin' light

travelin' light
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vilk
Hi Keith, I'm nowhere near an expert on these...

Hi Keith,

I'm nowhere near an expert on these matters, but--

Are you sure Olympus has no correction? You're looking at an image that's some 3-4 inches away from the eye; I'm not sure many people...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,878
Posted By Vilk
please observe that for my post to be relevant it...

please observe that for my post to be relevant it is enough that cartier-bresson be an artist... which he was regardless of the medium used

:cool:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,841
Posted By Vilk
yup... and trust me, if i had a digicam, half the...

yup... and trust me, if i had a digicam, half the pics in my archive would be of the handle on the inside of my crapper door...

(which is what i tell myself each time i feel the temptation to get...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,250
Posted By Vilk
not culture, not psyche. quite simply, the...

not culture, not psyche. quite simply, the primary functional subsystem of our vision is colourblind. pure biology

:p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,878
Posted By Vilk
i think cartier-bresson explained quite well what...

i think cartier-bresson explained quite well what he meant: an aspect of form expressing the significance of the scene. form is every artist's answer to "so what?"

of course, we may look for other...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 8,804
Posted By Vilk
a dozen more similar bad pictures. then it's...

a dozen more similar bad pictures. then it's called style
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-11-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,926
Posted By Vilk
saint or not, don't quit what you're doing

saint or not, don't quit what you're doing
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-11-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,926
Posted By Vilk
i hear it only counts if you don't tell...

i hear it only counts if you don't tell anybody... :angel:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-11-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,926
Posted By Vilk
after 40 years of watching humans, and almost 20...

after 40 years of watching humans, and almost 20 of browsing internet fora, i can't help thinking that most of the oh-i-would-never crowd would actually,

shoot
kick themselves for leaving the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By Vilk
Excellent in DD-X. Never even occurred to me to...

Excellent in DD-X. Never even occurred to me to look for something else.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-05-2010
Replies: 78
Views: 10,010
Posted By Vilk
She followed up... ...

She followed up...
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 3,808
Posted By Vilk
"type"? whatever type the F2 is "did I miss a...

"type"? whatever type the F2 is

"did I miss a category?" yup, the F2

:cool:
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Vilk
just don't feel bad about it. my M3 looks great...

just don't feel bad about it. my M3 looks great on that shelf, too :cool:
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2010
Replies: 312
Views: 23,850
Posted By Vilk
yeah, i hear he was a decent printer. if he...

yeah, i hear he was a decent printer. if he didn't charge too much i might try him for some of my frames... well-mixed paint and the finest brush won't make you a leonardo tho'. it's in the smile
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 2,943
Posted By Vilk
what an elegant summary of what my travels...

what an elegant summary of what my travels programmatically spurn :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 8,344
Posted By Vilk
got as far as the four-bullet list, each bullet...

got as far as the four-bullet list, each bullet wrong :cool:
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-06-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 21,357
Posted By Vilk
sigh... when i get that first one that makes me...

sigh... when i get that first one that makes me happy, i'll quit photography, promise

:cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 16,489
Posted By Vilk
F2 over M3 anytime :cool:

F2 over M3 anytime :cool:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Vilk
hmmm... how could it have been a dead element, if...

hmmm... how could it have been a dead element, if the line isn't parallel to the edge, or even straight, and doesn't span the entire length of the frame?

:rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,648
Posted By Vilk
DD-X (The message you have entered is too...

DD-X

(The message you have entered is too short. Please lenghten your message to at least 10 characters. There you go.)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,888
Posted By Vilk
Ah, always a pleasure to praise an old friend! ...

Ah, always a pleasure to praise an old friend!

I've been an HP junkie for a quarter of a century--an occasional brick of Tri-X or Neopan only made the addiction worse. Curve, tones, grain--de...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-18-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,844
Posted By Vilk
thanks. now i get it. after the first shot of...

thanks. now i get it. after the first shot of obviously F2 material, i couldn't quite fit in the data bus stuff ;)

(the wettest of all wet dreams: F2 with the D3X sensor! :p)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-18-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6,844
Posted By Vilk
ah, such feast for the eyes! looking at all this...

ah, such feast for the eyes! looking at all this detail--time and decay are curious things: horrifying, beautiful...

my F2 boxes get some healthy exercise daily, unlike the closet queen M3 :cool:
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,795
Posted By Vilk
Canada Post and Purolator will be the last...

Canada Post and Purolator will be the last providers I'll ever consider for my shipping needs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By Vilk
i do and i am :cool:

i do and i am :cool:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By Vilk
e vabb, se vuoi che le tue foto siano belle come...

e vabb, se vuoi che le tue foto siano belle come le mie: HP5+ a 400, sviluppo DD-X 1+4 a 20C

:D

auguri!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By Vilk
ah the beauty of machine translation :cool: usa...

ah the beauty of machine translation :cool:

usa quella che conosci bene. la tua esperienza vale pi dei dati technici o un parere degli altri

se vuoi sperimentare - a colori o bianco e nero?...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Vilk
okee, so here's what i did--out of curiosity,...

okee, so here's what i did--out of curiosity, since i had never seen the montier book, on my way home i visited the central reference library and laid out the volumes referenced in this thread side...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Vilk
Another vote for The Man, The Image & The...

Another vote for The Man, The Image & The World... Print quality of my copy is very good. Photo selection is relevant and adequate. My only objection is the relative scaling of the images--some of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vilk
Once more, thanks all... Especially for the...

Once more, thanks all... Especially for the dontworryminehasthemtoos! :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vilk
That was the first door I knocked upon in my...

That was the first door I knocked upon in my quest for peace of mind. Alas, their mail server keeps telling me the mailbox they list on their Web site does not exist.

"Blessed are those whose hands...
Forum: Other RF 02-23-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 14,625
Posted By Vilk
:D Hey Dave, get yasself a motorized F2 and...

:D

Hey Dave, get yasself a motorized F2 and you'll be feeding venison to the whole damn village!

(To an earlier poster:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vilk
Oink, oink! :p The regulation 24-hour bump......

Oink, oink! :p

The regulation 24-hour bump... We have two guesses and some sound advice (thanks again!).

Anyone with more intel? Thank you in advance,

Vilk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vilk
ferider: No, I don't see anything looking...

ferider:

No, I don't see anything looking anywhere. It's only visible in the "normal" view through the finder. They started as tiny whiskers top and bottom of the patch; they grew and joined within...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By Vilk
Cracks on M3 patch. What are they?

http://www.vilk.net/upload/IMG_1603d.jpg

Diagnosis and prognosis much appreciated. Knowledgeable individuals with experience of the actual condition encouraged to post! :)

Many thanks, everyone!
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By Vilk
oh boy, you will cry-- the "wonderful world of...

oh boy, you will cry-- the "wonderful world of rangefinder" is tiny and fragile compared to the "shrug it off and move on" world of the F2. M3 much more of a shelf queen here

:cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Vilk
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLD...

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302696855&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442281079

perfect fit, 4mm armour-grade leather, belt loop at the back (the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,940
Posted By Vilk
so did you shoot that roll you were going to...

so did you shoot that roll you were going to shoot? was it a problem?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-01-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By Vilk
you bet :cool: just one: what do you want to...

you bet :cool:



just one: what do you want to accomplish? a filter is an answer, not a question (i.e. "what does it do?"). "how to make the sky appear darker?" use filter A. "how to emphasize...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,940
Posted By Vilk
beware of flare. use a hood or at least screen...

beware of flare. use a hood or at least screen the lens with your hand. point it away from bright skies, windows and light sources in general (actually, it handles point sources better that the big...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By Vilk
Because representing a film image using eight...

Because representing a film image using eight hundred squares in a line is not part of the character of film? :cool:

I routinely remove grain from scans to make them look more like my wet prints....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-26-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 8,887
Posted By Vilk
M10? You mean there was something after M3? ...

M10? You mean there was something after M3?

Hmmm... I'm still waiting for M3-2, an M3 with pointy frame corners... Maybe this year, at last... I do believe in progress, even if it takes time.
...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-20-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 47,726
Posted By Vilk
how does one get in your will? :cool: while...

how does one get in your will? :cool:

while Disaster_Area is still kickin', i'm happily switching between F-802 and F-2, depending on the "task" (sometimes a laptop, sometimes a bottle of wine)......
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By Vilk
she's good. most of her pictures would work even...

she's good. most of her pictures would work even better without the gunk, optical or digital... before i wasted a buck on a thimbleful of vaseline i would ask myself, are my pictures worth the goo?
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 2,934
Posted By Vilk
you mean, like, shoot your feet before you put...

you mean, like, shoot your feet before you put the camera away? that's a lot of feet shots...

i'm with krzys. my enthusiasm was short-lived :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,474
Posted By Vilk
F2, with no runners-up. Not even M3 comes close...

F2, with no runners-up. Not even M3 comes close to that place in my heart. :cool:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By Vilk
changing lenses there? that's what a frontal...

changing lenses there? that's what a frontal broadside of sunlight looks like, certainly 6 and 7

(take off the lens and leave the camera face-up under a desk lamp for a few minutes--this will give...
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