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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,751
Posted By Archlich
At least it's still repairable, unlike the $$$$$...

At least it's still repairable, unlike the $$$$$ S2 and S Typ 006.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Archlich
Pushing boundaries on these specialized cameras...

Pushing boundaries on these specialized cameras is a good thing, I see no good reason for it to "end" except maybe it would also bring an end to the "I don't need it" posts for every new camera...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Archlich
The extra expensive and rare black titanium...

The extra expensive and rare black titanium cameras like the Contax T3, Minolta TC-1 and a certain variation of the T2 all have similar fingerprint-prone finish to this "Dura" coating the X-pro3...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Archlich
I use back button AF but also like to use the...

I use back button AF but also like to use the shutter button to lock exposure.

It's a moderate hassle that's not impossible to get used to. If the G9 is my only camera that I use everyday, I'd...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Archlich
The G9 is my current "do it all" camera (which...

The G9 is my current "do it all" camera (which means I don't use it that often). Maybe it's just me but I find the interface more Nikon-like than Canon...it's just a very well thought-out, highly...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Archlich
Try Hunter's Boot Buffer Spray. I used it on my...

Try Hunter's Boot Buffer Spray. I used it on my GF670W's rubber grip (same composition as the Bessa's, I assume) to good result. It cleans up the white powdery bits (called "bloom") and restores the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,934
Posted By Archlich
Is the leatherette unchanged?

Is the leatherette unchanged?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,934
Posted By Archlich
Note that like many photographers working in that...

Note that like many photographers working in that style, he almost never use the viewfinder...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,934
Posted By Archlich
But Moriyama was still using his cheap Nikon...

But Moriyama was still using his cheap Nikon Coolpix as of like, last month. The link between photography style and commodity the ad trying to suggest always seems a bit off to me...

The X100...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,760
Posted By Archlich
I anticipate the arrival of the X-E5.

I anticipate the arrival of the X-E5.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Archlich
The 4.6 x 5.3 cm Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH (silver)...

The 4.6 x 5.3 cm Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH (silver) weighs 415 grams.
The 5.2 x 5.3 cm Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH (silver) weighs 460 grams.
The 5.8 x 6.1 cm Summilux 24/1.4 ASPH weighs 500 grams.
The 6.6 x 7...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Archlich
The 21 Nokton for FE was released in last June....

The 21 Nokton for FE was released in last June. So took them 7 months to announce the M mount version.

Since the 50/2 was announced in October, the M version should be around in another 4-5 months,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 855
Posted By Archlich
Go to your local camera show, you may find some...

Go to your local camera show, you may find some very expired films at reasonable prices.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,934
Posted By Archlich
Only the first batch has the integrated hood.

Only the first batch has the integrated hood.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Archlich
Too few the demand. Also it’s too demanding to...

Too few the demand. Also it’s too demanding to manufacture for that little demand. Imagine how many M owners would like to have a plastic bottom plate attached to the camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 1,999
Posted By Archlich
I took the GR III to Cuba last November for 10...

I took the GR III to Cuba last November for 10 days. Worked well.

Anything could work. As long as you're okay to let go.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-15-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Archlich
We’d certainly be having a preview of this camera...

We’d certainly be having a preview of this camera with what the D6 could do under live view.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Archlich
As Chinese internet rumors have it, TTArtisan is...

As Chinese internet rumors have it, TTArtisan is a splinter faction formed by the former chief designer of 7A. Judging from its Chinese name "TT" probably means "The True (Artisan)".

Apparently they...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By Archlich
Not that unusual since its diagram is extremely...

Not that unusual since its diagram is extremely similar to the CV 35/2.5 and C-Biogon 35/2.8. The later two are almost identical. In this way the 7A is connected to the entire family of small CV...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Archlich
You're deviating: "some (used) cameras haven't...

You're deviating: "some (used) cameras haven't gone up in price""they were much more expensive when new""development quality of the labs left are good"...all very true, except that they have nothing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Archlich
That's a very long run in which economy had gone...

That's a very long run in which economy had gone through lots of up and downs. Just like Mark said above Tri-X back in the 1950's were quite a bit more expensive than they're today.

Yet in the more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Archlich
Everything's expensive now, from gear to film to...

Everything's expensive now, from gear to film to processing.

Rich rich hobby it'll become in time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By Archlich
Same vote go for the FE2 + 40/2 Ultron. Top notch...

Same vote go for the FE2 + 40/2 Ultron. Top notch quality and more importantly very reliable. The Ultron is a gem you'd never regret getting. A true and elegant Ultron diagram, with ASPH element to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Archlich
I have used both but never compared them side to...

I have used both but never compared them side to side. Needless to say they're both good. The Elmarit v4 is a near-symmetrical, retrofocal design, which makes it very flat and excellent on digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By Archlich
Several years ago I went on a similar quest for a...

Several years ago I went on a similar quest for a pocket camera and ended up with a pair of Contax T.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Archlich
I think it has superior bokeh compared to the 50...

I think it has superior bokeh compared to the 50 Summicron APO ASPH. It's also not that heavy at 364 grams. If there's ever a M mount version (usually 50-100 grams lighter than the E version) it'll...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Archlich
Anytime is good time to stock up, since the price...

Anytime is good time to stock up, since the price will always be on the rise. And I believe the increasing demand is never the only factor behind this.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By Archlich
Perhaps the slightly more expensive Nikkor...

Perhaps the slightly more expensive Nikkor 105/1.4E would be a closer match optically. Still $11,300 saved!

It's a big SLR lens (985g) but lighter than the Leica...

The world must have gone crazy.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By Archlich
It says 405 grams on the spec sheet. Very close...

It says 405 grams on the spec sheet. Very close to the CV 21/1.8 Ultron (412g), which is about 0.8 standard M weight.

BTW the Leica Summilux-M 21/1.4 comes at 580 grams, which makes it a tiny bit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Archlich
Since you already have both cameras, just follow...

Since you already have both cameras, just follow your heart and try it once with the M9.

Then go with what your brain says!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,419
Posted By Archlich
The CV 35/2.5 has almost identical diagram to the...

The CV 35/2.5 has almost identical diagram to the 35/2.8 C-Biogon (or should I say it the other way around, since the CV is a couple years older). They also perform very, very similarly. I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Archlich
SL II and onward will give you full access to the...

SL II and onward will give you full access to the camera's meter and exposure modes.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-27-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Archlich
The lenses are not sealed too. I remember Leica...

The lenses are not sealed too.

I remember Leica claiming the mount is sealed since it has a tight fit...well good luck with that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Archlich
Looks like the bottom plate is titanium?

Looks like the bottom plate is titanium?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-24-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Archlich
The Japanese naming scheme reflects the position...

The Japanese naming scheme reflects the position of the later GX cameras more accurately:

GX7 = GX7
GX8 = GX8
GX85 = GX7 Mk II
GX9 = GX7 Mk III

So the GX9 is really a successor to the GX7 line,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,799
Posted By Archlich
Crumpler Check strap. These are affordable, good...

Crumpler Check strap.

These are affordable, good looking, breathable, machine washable, wide-ish (the pad), easy to install, extra easy to adjust from around the neck to cross body (assuming you're...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By Archlich
It's LCD only and electronic shutter. Not even a...

It's LCD only and electronic shutter. Not even a shoe for you to put an OVF on. Accessory grip required for it to hold better. The sensor is great, but so do other 24MP FF offerings from competitors....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Archlich
You don't need a Leica to manual focus. Just do...

You don't need a Leica to manual focus. Just do it with the a7III.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,990
Posted By Archlich
I don't know...it does look sexy, but when...

I don't know...it does look sexy, but when loaded, it's just 50 grams lighter than the a7 and EOS RP, both with EVF, a hotshoe and...a mechanical shutter.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Archlich
Some P&S like the Fuji Silvi F2.8 also has that...

Some P&S like the Fuji Silvi F2.8 also has that selfie mirror. It even features another shutter button for that.
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 7,197
Posted By Archlich
I wonder where did the SL2 having "microlenses...

I wonder where did the SL2 having "microlenses being optimized for M lenses" statement come from? Doesn't seem to be explicitly mentioned by Leica anywhere.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By Archlich
Owned one years ago. The camera itself is great...

Owned one years ago. The camera itself is great (especially the clean uncluttered 28mm view) except the new matte grey paint finish, which chips easily. Its biggest culprit is the current going price...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,445
Posted By Archlich
I assume the M-A is an assurance for people (I...

I assume the M-A is an assurance for people (I never thought Mr. Puts as one of them until this latest statement) who'd prefer Leica to be eternally stuck in the 1950's. Leica in turn conveniently...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Archlich
Just keep shooting...that little itch will soon...

Just keep shooting...that little itch will soon be gone. Otherwise you're just asking for excuse to succumb to unbound GAS. In that case no answer but a "yes, buy it" will satisfy you, and down the...
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,311
Posted By Archlich
Maybe they'll have it the way the president...

Maybe they'll have it the way the president wants, getting everything Made in the USA?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,256
Posted By Archlich
The last one of them, the GF670W, was $2999 and...

The last one of them, the GF670W, was $2999 and many complained that it's expensive. It didn't sell well, but more likely wasn't made in large number to begin with. The demand was extremely tiny....
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-13-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By Archlich
I have always insist that the LX100 makes for the...

I have always insist that the LX100 makes for the ultimate family camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,303
Posted By Archlich
The leaf shutter, rangefinder Plaubel Makina 67...

The leaf shutter, rangefinder Plaubel Makina 67 makes a noticeable thump. I believe there're many rangefinder cameras that are pretty loud out there. The Robot Royal for example.

Now that it's 2019,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By Archlich
The 50/1.8G is plainly awesome.

The 50/1.8G is plainly awesome.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By Archlich
The focus throw if the 2nd version is very...

The focus throw if the 2nd version is very reasonable, at least for me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By Archlich
Canon 50/1.8, if you can get one haze-free. High...

Canon 50/1.8, if you can get one haze-free. High performing and smaller than any of the Summicrons.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
We'll know next month... Personally i won't hold...

We'll know next month...

Personally i won't hold my breath for it. Less hope, less disappointment...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
I don't know. I assume Fuji had break from...

I don't know. I assume Fuji had break from previous cycles (and adopted new strategy) with the rather hastily release of the X-T3.

Besieds that, I can't see how an even newer sensor could benefit...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
The $699 (kit price), bottom-of-the-line X-A7 has...

The $699 (kit price), bottom-of-the-line X-A7 has this same processor package as well, just with standard 24MP bayer sensor, which had been more than enough for years. Same AF, same speed for less...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
It will most likely sport the same package as the...

It will most likely sport the same package as the X-T3. If that is the case:

The new sensor isn't necessarily better than the old one (other than video specs);
It does have improved AF;
It does have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
Other than the color part, it looks like the...

Other than the color part, it looks like the E-ink display on top of the GFX-50S which can be left always ON, even with the camera powered off. It consumes no power.

Whichever type of display it is,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,376
Posted By Archlich
There is a reason the X-T3 remains little changed...

There is a reason the X-T3 remains little changed from the X-T2. It's for people who'd like to have it all...

I love the way they decide to keep the X-T priced low for the general mass and try...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By Archlich
Had the ISO dial issue been sorted out?

Had the ISO dial issue been sorted out?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-17-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 8,045
Posted By Archlich
The X100 lens is often bashed for being soft...

The X100 lens is often bashed for being soft (heavy spherical aberration) when shooting close up wide open. Yet It's quite curious that the similarly spec'd Leica X Typ 113, boasting a f/1.7 lens, is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Archlich
Measure the lens' exterior diameter and try one...

Measure the lens' exterior diameter and try one of the various Kaiser push-on caps B&H sells.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Archlich
I have big faith in the canvas and ballistic...

I have big faith in the canvas and ballistic nylon Domkes, but my ripstop F-5XB already have holes in its side panel. It's just too thin. Quite mendable though with some tenacious tape which is a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,897
Posted By Archlich
Cue the...

Cue the Chinese:

https://imgpile.com/images/1qaeoS.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1qe81j.jpg

I haven't got to play with one in real life, but the whole bundle (with light source and film holders)...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,712
Posted By Archlich
I don't see the logic between a forum having the...

I don't see the logic between a forum having the like feature and its members being active.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Archlich
The fourth, mainland China aspect: they were...

The fourth, mainland China aspect: they were hired by foreign powers (the most popular candidate being the CIA) to "spread chaos and disrupt social order". So basically everyone's got their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Archlich
Saw this last week in Nanjing, China: a huge...

Saw this last week in Nanjing, China: a huge screen by the road, connected to a surveillance camera armed with facial recognition, publicly displaying personal information (feature, name, phone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,954
Posted By Archlich
People would even pay big money to go...

People would even pay big money to go "back".

No, we could never learn to appreciate the present...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Archlich
The Makina is quite a bit louder than the Mamiya...

The Makina is quite a bit louder than the Mamiya (which sounds much like the GS645), but both are audible. Whether that should bother you depends on the setting you'd use the camera in though.

The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,494
Posted By Archlich
The Chinese maker Haoge just introduced a square...

The Chinese maker Haoge just introduced a square bayonet hood for the CV 35/2 and the 35/2.5 P II.

https://imgpile.com/images/1oKHJi.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1oKXuF.jpg

Looks pretty neat I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,450
Posted By Archlich
I assume that any "improvements" would kinda...

I assume that any "improvements" would kinda defeat the purpose for it being a "replica" while bringing in rooms for nitpicking like "the modern coating makes the rendering harsher than the original".
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Archlich
The Bessa R4 brochure comes to...

The Bessa R4 brochure comes to rescue:

https://imgpile.com/images/1VidDM.png
Forum: Lomography 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Archlich
Still have mine - it's so beaten that there isn't...

Still have mine - it's so beaten that there isn't much point in selling. The lens is a 17mm f/4.5, which offers a wild ride while being curiously sharp in the center. Film transportation is not very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By Archlich
I'm so fond of my GF670W that it's my only medium...

I'm so fond of my GF670W that it's my only medium format, or film camera being actively used.

Not gonna sell it at the moment since I'd probably never gonna be able to get one back...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,258
Posted By Archlich
If I were seeking the best possible all around...

If I were seeking the best possible all around standard lens I'd just get the Canon RF50/1.2. You have to bear with the R body but it's not that bad in reality.

Any of these f/2 lenses, be it $4500...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,137
Posted By Archlich
I don't think Leica itself was that successful...

I don't think Leica itself was that successful back in the early '90s.

It's the enthusiasm toward Leica and rangefinder cameras alike in the domestic (Japanese) market at the time that drove Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,450
Posted By Archlich
Bravo for out shooting in the extreme heat!

Bravo for out shooting in the extreme heat!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-31-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,892
Posted By Archlich
I had the luck to own the M-Hexanon during the...

I had the luck to own the M-Hexanon during the past years. It was truly magnificent... I believe the design was based on the M-Hexanon 28/2.8, which in itself is almost identical to the Elmarit-M...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,422
Posted By Archlich
The Bessa is more robust, simpler, and easier to...

The Bessa is more robust, simpler, and easier to repair. Better viewfinder. Intuitive handling. Meter always works, no gambling there, no expensive fixes. Price is on the rise, so now or never...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,215
Posted By Archlich
For minimum hassle, just get the ZM Planar.

For minimum hassle, just get the ZM Planar.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By Archlich
The Planar-based 35cron v1 is highly symmetrical....

The Planar-based 35cron v1 is highly symmetrical. The original Ultron design is less-so to begin with, not to mention the retrofocus tweak and all the modern witchcraft that has been put into the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By Archlich
The FM10. Hardly a surprise since it's Cosina...

The FM10. Hardly a surprise since it's Cosina that actually keeps the parts...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By Archlich
The repair was performed in June 2017. As of...

The repair was performed in June 2017. As of today all three models are still listed as supported on Nikon's website (https://recept.nikon-image.com/repair/PartsgraphRefer?categoryCode=1).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,855
Posted By Archlich
Dropped a FM3a on concrete floor once. It hit...

Dropped a FM3a on concrete floor once. It hit hard and the meter system went kaput, but the mechanical part - all shutter speed were still available. Used it so till sending it to Nikon Japan to get...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 3,597
Posted By Archlich
My new favorite is the Crumpler Check strap....

My new favorite is the Crumpler Check strap. Cheap, with good weight distribution and ease of adjusting so you could quickly (and rather gracefully) shift the camera from around-the-neck to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,981
Posted By Archlich
Manufacturers have to push the envelop to create...

Manufacturers have to push the envelop to create new demand. Whether us consumers would buy it is another story.

Rumor floating around that the the upcoming RX1R III will have the same 61MP sensor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,693
Posted By Archlich
I was gifted an IS camera which had been shelved...

I was gifted an IS camera which had been shelved for years because I wasn't into photography back then. Years later I picked it up and identified it as a IS-100. It had zero manual control and really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By Archlich
This is an excellent question. It has always been...

This is an excellent question. It has always been very easy to answer the question "why do you shoot B&W" but never quite so when it comes to color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,968
Posted By Archlich
If credible it'll be one of the very few (if not...

If credible it'll be one of the very few (if not the only) new color negatives released in years. And they actually deliver. Light years beyond the empty promises and bloated prices from some more...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4,376
Posted By Archlich
I've got a friend who uses the Nikon 1 J5 and...

I've got a friend who uses the Nikon 1 J5 and 18.5/1.8 (50mm equivalent) to great results. Small and very responsive.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-12-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,123
Posted By Archlich
Not very portable, at the moment at the moment,...

Not very portable, at the moment at the moment, with native lenses other than the 45/2.8.

https://imgpile.com/images/1s2pju.jpg

The updated spec shows the camera to have a familiar 49-point...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By Archlich
Even digital cameras were all made super fun (for...

Even digital cameras were all made super fun (for whom? we all have different definitions for "fun"), and super cheap to have, sales will still decline. Very few people would like to shed extra time,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,123
Posted By Archlich
I believe the price of each brand are coordinated...

I believe the price of each brand are coordinated to a certain degree to reflect different roles they play in the L-mount alliance. If they compete fiercely with each other there won't be much chance...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,123
Posted By Archlich
Price, price, price. Given the Panasonic S1's...

Price, price, price. Given the Panasonic S1's rather high price point this won't come cheap as well.

BTW both the EOS RP and the original a7 are just about 2 oz heavier and come with viewfinder,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Archlich
Like almost all modern lenses, it's gonna be...

Like almost all modern lenses, it's gonna be good. At $559 and 7.6oz, not exactly cheap & ultralight though.

The Sigma body won't come cheap either. Could possibly be $1500-2000. If not shooting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Archlich
These were spooled and distributed by a Chinese*...

These were spooled and distributed by a Chinese* lab specialized in processing movie film stocks like the Fujifilm F-64T, Eterna 250D, Eterna 250T and Eterna 500T for hobbyists to shoot with their...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-24-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,750
Posted By Archlich
The old, 2012 M-E was priced a bit higher than...

The old, 2012 M-E was priced a bit higher than the used price of the M9 at the time, but came with warranty, which was essential to the failure-prone digital Ms. Same applies to this one. Leica does...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-20-2019
Replies: 116
Sticky: Poll: Zeiss Ikon Problems
Views: 47,398
Posted By Archlich
Oberkochen will do. They'll end up sending it to...

Oberkochen will do. They'll end up sending it to Cosina but the job will be done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Archlich
I own both and it's been quite a while... The ZI...

I own both and it's been quite a while...

The ZI is a relatively simple camera. No motor to fail, no sophisticated reader to mess up with metering. Its modern, proven, simple electronics are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,360
Posted By Archlich
Isn't the 907X just...a repackaged X1D with the...

Isn't the 907X just...a repackaged X1D with the viewfinder removed? I must be dumb but really can't see it doing anything the X1D couldn't.

Except that you can now hold it in the uncomfortable way.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Archlich
A nice find, but I'm not sure if I could grasp...

A nice find, but I'm not sure if I could grasp the reason behind all the talks about autofocus in the article...

But with a camera like this and the fact that Leica more or less invented autofocus,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Archlich
Sorry for the lack of reply (didn't frequent this...

Sorry for the lack of reply (didn't frequent this part of the forum) and congrats on the new bag! You must have first hand experience now but yeah, the fabric handles velcro's pulling (=ripping)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,679
Posted By Archlich
The first version with bayonet hood is superbly...

The first version with bayonet hood is superbly made, up there with the Contarex lenses of the 1960's. Personally I find the second version (rubber focus ring) the most easy to use. The latest, 4th...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,174
Posted By Archlich
It's like a wedding ring. Which quenches the fire...

It's like a wedding ring. Which quenches the fire of anxiety.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,069
Posted By Archlich
Great, great news. First ever to be back for Fuji...

Great, great news. First ever to be back for Fuji in many years.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Archlich
Congrats on the find. The lens is pretty good....

Congrats on the find.

The lens is pretty good. The shutter does makes a funny noise...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,952
Posted By Archlich
Is this the second time someone reinvents the...

Is this the second time someone reinvents the Rodinax, or are they actually the same thing?

-

Just noticed the Kickstarter campaign was from 2017. So it's the same one we discussed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,264
Posted By Archlich
Looks like someone in China is fabricating new...

Looks like someone in China is fabricating new chrome/black paint levers...

https://imgpile.com/images/1KXnLP.jpg

https://imgpile.com/images/1KX1y1.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Archlich
I just happen to get mine last month. It will...

I just happen to get mine last month. It will certainly fit a X-T or X-Pro kit with standard zoom and 1-2 extra prime lenses. Sadly it's still a F-5XB so you don't get the improved features seen on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Archlich
Local resources...

Local resources available:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163182

Scroll down to find the picture of the actual mask (#40), which is tiny. "Removing" a set of frame line...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By Archlich
Had my two M7's 75 and 135 lines "removed". It's...

Had my two M7's 75 and 135 lines "removed". It's just taping up the frame line mask so the process is fully reversible.
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,091
Posted By Archlich
The SL is as chunky. But people would still like...

The SL is as chunky. But people would still like to have their M lens on it. For $4000 more.

Guess both Panasonic and Leica would be happy with the upcoming SL2.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Archlich
The big compilation (guess which is...

The big compilation (guess which is which):

https://imgpile.com/images/1xz5v8.jpg

Side-to-side with the old GRD III:

https://imgpile.com/images/1xzwrS.jpg

I think you'd be cool...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By Archlich
I gulped down 20 rolls of 120 last week so when...

I gulped down 20 rolls of 120 last week so when ordering an emergency resupply, I had to go with Fomapan 400...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Archlich
The ZI's grip doesn't interfere with the film...

The ZI's grip doesn't interfere with the film door:

https://imgpile.com/images/1xCLBN.jpg

(photo courtesy: https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1381219)


It has opening at bottom so no trouble...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Archlich
Butter grips are nice. Wouldn't take them long to...

Butter grips are nice. Wouldn't take them long to come up with one for the ZI. Waiting on ebay for a genuine one is an option too just like Bob said.

Personally I find half cases cumbersome since...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
On the trip home I took the camera and a flash...

On the trip home I took the camera and a flash for a quick stroll through the nearby Tianzifang. The place had gone full touristy in the past decade. Still quite interesting since it's now buzzing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-12-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
Dropped my GR III last month! It fell out from a...

Dropped my GR III last month! It fell out from a Ricoh GC-5 case (no wonder these have a bad reputation) for about 1 ft onto the tabletop, which broke the SR mechanism. The camera would make loud,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By Archlich
Awesome reading!

Awesome reading!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Archlich
Enter the Konica L-Hexanon 50/2.4. You got both...

Enter the Konica L-Hexanon 50/2.4. You got both the tab and non-compromising performance.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 10,292
Posted By Archlich
I own one for many years and could never get over...

I own one for many years and could never get over the distance scale that's only visible in the finder...

Fun to fiddle, but really takes time to shoot with.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,571
Posted By Archlich
I shoot only 35mm when hiking. Because that's the...

I shoot only 35mm when hiking. Because that's the point of view of the type of photography I'd like to make during such long, sometimes perilous, always personal trips.

All lenses make photographs....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 7,064
Posted By Archlich
If they could correct at least some of the focus...

If they could correct at least some of the focus shift then it's gonna be awesome.

Hopefully they'd also improve the barrel design which would often lead to wobbling.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,201
Posted By Archlich
Agreed. It's been a long tradition down the line...

Agreed. It's been a long tradition down the line but not until recently (and quite unfortunately) we'd found a word for it. Some are rather harmless like Huff, some are not like the so called...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,064
Posted By Archlich
I remember there being a similar thread regarding...

I remember there being a similar thread regarding the '50s. Similarly compiled photos of good, happy, white people enjoying themselves. But I do find the style - the photography - of the '60s one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By Archlich
The RTSIII is a bargain at its the current price,...

The RTSIII is a bargain at its the current price, if you don't mind the weight...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Archlich
People still jaywalk, a lot, even in Shanghai....

People still jaywalk, a lot, even in Shanghai. That system hasn't been fully implemented yet - and IMO will never truly be outside the most developed districts.

But you do get facial recognition...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Archlich
They would not if they knew better beforehand. It...

They would not if they knew better beforehand. It was not them who were under constant (and rapidly tightening) censorship after all.

Since the government has absolute power over every aspects of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Archlich
What photography ended was paintings as...

What photography ended was paintings as mechanical reproduction of reality. What it opened up was a whole lot more possibilities for both mediums...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Archlich
The Nokton by design is mostly comparable to the...

The Nokton by design is mostly comparable to the Summilux ASPH.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,971
Posted By Archlich
I'd even prefer the aluminum ones since they're...

I'd even prefer the aluminum ones since they're lighter.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
It's gonna charge slower but as long as you don't...

It's gonna charge slower but as long as you don't go over the maximum current and voltage stated on the battery (1.8A, 4.25V), you'd be fine.

I use the double charger - 0.73A for each battery and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,404
Posted By Archlich
Words are empty. But sometimes they have a...

Words are empty. But sometimes they have a different name called faith.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,447
Posted By Archlich
The Chinese maker Haoge is working on a bayonet...

The Chinese maker Haoge is working on a bayonet mount square hood for the 35/2 and the 35/2.5. Similar to this one (https://www.amazon.com/Haoge-LH-ZV02-Square-Voigtlander-CLASSIC/dp/B078854SV2) but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,404
Posted By Archlich
It will be reborn, like many buildings with long...

It will be reborn, like many buildings with long history. It's the people that makes history, and they are unbroken...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Archlich
They've got 2000+ people at the Ashigara site...

They've got 2000+ people at the Ashigara site producing film materials for various industrial & civilian use, "light sensitive ones" included, since 1934. Recent reports hasn't stated otherwise...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,025
Posted By Archlich
Demand, in some places, are rising. In many other...

Demand, in some places, are rising. In many other places services and supplies are drying up. Prices are on a wild ride, both camera and film. Don't quite match up do they?

I'd say we'd have to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Archlich
It's a good camera. The lens is sharp. The waist...

It's a good camera. The lens is sharp. The waist level finder is fun. I find it turns on a bit slow since all control are locked until the flash finish charging itself. That's about it. I think its...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Archlich
M9 users will tell you they're doing fine and...

M9 users will tell you they're doing fine and getting superb results from the camera. M240 users will do the same too.

But if you own neither, I'd say just get the 240, treat yourself to some (semi)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By Archlich
It's the lens ribbon, similar to the Minilux's...

It's the lens ribbon, similar to the Minilux's E02 problem. I broke mine the very happy night I received my TVS II...

Easy fix if you're in East Asia (around $40 in China). If not, there're several...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
Posted By Archlich
In Japan it'll be Japan Hobby Tool which has a...

In Japan it'll be Japan Hobby Tool which has a comprehensive selection of leatherette sheets. I think they're on ebay as well.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3,187
Posted By Archlich
Been using them for many years with satisfactory...

Been using them for many years with satisfactory result. But sometimes the cutting can be inaccurate - in my case I had to trim the two kits I received to fit the Zeiss Ikon they were intended...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,913
Posted By Archlich
All the film renaissance talk and sky rocketing...

All the film renaissance talk and sky rocketing price of used cameras, then this.

It's the true color of the hype...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By Archlich
Since it's a failure even Leica had admitted,...

Since it's a failure even Leica had admitted, what bad would posting its pictures do? People who want to support Leica will just buy a current one.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By Archlich
My bad but I've got my share of it :)

My bad but I've got my share of it :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By Archlich
We all know the Leica brand has value. Big value,...

We all know the Leica brand has value. Big value, which has been extensively exploited, like all premium brands. In which there is nothing to be ashamed of.

What is interesting here is people would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By Archlich
No one's arguing here that Leica isn't making...

No one's arguing here that Leica isn't making fantastic products on their own.

This thread is about used, 1990's Minolta cheapo point & shoot cameras with a Leica logo stuck on fetching prices...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By Archlich
Fits well what these now overpriced compact...

Fits well what these now overpriced compact cameras are intended for: fashion accessories. It all make sense once it's fashion right?
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
I shot ~600 pictures that afternoon and went...

I shot ~600 pictures that afternoon and went through 1 and 1/3 batteries. The temperature was 15-20 degree Celsius so it's doing not too bad - remembering the Sigma DP Merriall's appetite for...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
They are not. Looks like Ricoh has improved its...

They are not. Looks like Ricoh has improved its JPEG output (all options are fully customizable now) and I'd very much like to just use the Standard, but since RAW is not fully supported in Lightroom...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
A cat...

A cat photo:

https://imgpile.com/images/1hFN08.jpg

Close up mode (a bit shaky), the touchscreen made it easy to select focus point under such scenario:

https://imgpile.com/images/1hF7iS.jpg

A cat...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
Some pictures from last Saturday. Couldn't resist...

Some pictures from last Saturday. Couldn't resist all the dogs around...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,119
Posted By Archlich
The Typ 262 being newer is more expensive than a...

The Typ 262 being newer is more expensive than a vanilla 240...

Speaking of size & weight, the 240 is only 20 grams heavier than the M10. Thicker, yes, but not much heavier.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Archlich
Most are repairable, but not completely curable....

Most are repairable, but not completely curable. A broken lens cable wire (the Minilux's E02 error) of a Contax T2 can easily be fixed today, but my last one also developed uneven spacing and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
I stocked up genuine and off brand Olympus...

I stocked up genuine and off brand Olympus LI-50B/LI-90B/LI-92B and charger, plus a few used Ricoh DB110 from old Thetas. All work, cheaper too.

The low light AF performance surely is a headache....
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-20-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
My GR3 arrived today. Surely love it - very...

My GR3 arrived today. Surely love it - very responsive, touchscreen implemented very well (a godsend selecting focus point), new handling tweaks work (the main Fn button's many tricks), and the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,645
Posted By Archlich
Shooting cropped (i.e. the 35mm crop of 30MP of...

Shooting cropped (i.e. the 35mm crop of 30MP of the Q2), you see and frame with the intended focal length. Your "mind's frame" changes accordingly. Then you make the decisions, which is the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-15-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,645
Posted By Archlich
Shooting cropped and crop in post are different.

Shooting cropped and crop in post are different.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,599
Posted By Archlich
What I wish is, if only some Japanese...

What I wish is, if only some Japanese manufacturer came up with something like LC-A 120 back in the '80s. Make it the way they made the scale focus point & shoots on which the original LC-A was based...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,045
Posted By Archlich
The officially promoted choice is the Pentax...

The officially promoted choice is the Pentax AF201FG. The Metz 26 AF-2 is a tad smaller (the smallest I think) and less powerful; the Godox TT350 is larger, more powerful and cheaper.

None of these...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 5,075
Posted By Archlich
The Panasonic PE-20S which has a pc sync...

The Panasonic PE-20S which has a pc sync terminal. The larger PE-28S if you'd like to tilt.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,682
Posted By Archlich
Those who are interested in a colored camera...

Those who are interested in a colored camera won't expect to pay extra for the leather. Others are simply turned away.

So it'll be a loss in total resale value, unless you've got an unknowing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,045
Posted By Archlich
Autofocus seems to be a weak point for Ricoh &...

Autofocus seems to be a weak point for Ricoh & Pentax in general. The latest Pentax DSLR's AF module still couldn't fully match Nikon's offering some 6-7 years back. It's been "good enough" for many...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,045
Posted By Archlich
Flash and battery life. Personally I don't think...

Flash and battery life. Personally I don't think the missing "exposure compensation buttons" and AF-ON button/lever are as much a deal.

The GR III's 24MP APS-C sensor has been around for many years...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By Archlich
I remember we used to have a "the M10 has...

I remember we used to have a "the M10 has destroyed the used market" thread. Can wait for the M11 version...which I believe will take some 2-3 years.

If the OP want it now then it's gonna be either...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By Archlich
The 240 series offers best value now. Trouble...

The 240 series offers best value now. Trouble free too.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
I believe both the Ricoh finders are manufactured...

I believe both the Ricoh finders are manufactured by Cosina. The GV-1 (aka the Fujifilm VF-X21) is the old plastic 21mm CV finder with an extra set of 28mm frame lines, while the smaller and more...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By Archlich
Someone posted a brief conversation with the...

Someone posted a brief conversation with the Mitakon/Zhongyi owner on Chinese social media, who stated that the guys behind the Meyer Optik scheme did inquired them about outsourcing but didn't reach...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,645
Posted By Archlich
My GR3 will ship next week so...won't be long to...

My GR3 will ship next week so...won't be long to hold for the GAS to wear off!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,517
Posted By Archlich
Ferrania is no big deal! Star Citizen, the...

Ferrania is no big deal! Star Citizen, the largest piece of Kickstarter vaporware (over $200 million raised since its launch in 2012) ever, is still in development.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-28-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By Archlich
Which raises a curious question: who in Germany...

Which raises a curious question: who in Germany would fit the job of doing it from scratch, should they have done it honestly?
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
I believe it's improved over the (rather mediocre...

I believe it's improved over the (rather mediocre performing) GR and GR II, but still lags behind the competition. Which can be typical for Ricoh /Pentax: it's been stiff around these days...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 22,507
Posted By Archlich
Preordered. Not really content with the battery...

Preordered. Not really content with the battery life...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,395
Posted By Archlich
Curiously I seldom see Kodak announcement about...

Curiously I seldom see Kodak announcement about film price hikes. Yet their prices do rise...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,494
Posted By Archlich
It should look quite familiar to many ZM lens...

It should look quite familiar to many ZM lens owners...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By Archlich
Glad there's someone that's actually helping,...

Glad there's someone that's actually helping, this post is a godsend! Thank you very much.

I have a 8000ED with the similar issue that led me to assume it's bricked, and had been sitting in storage...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,872
Posted By Archlich
The 35/1.8 IS STM is not big. Other than that I...

The 35/1.8 IS STM is not big. Other than that I doubt we'd see any truly small native lenses soon. Manufacturers are concentrating on rushing out big pro lenses for the Tokyo Olympics next...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,872
Posted By Archlich
Canon EOS RP - Ultralight FF Mirroless

Surprisingly there's no subforum for Canon mirrorless cameras...

https://www.nokish!ta-camera.com/2019/02/eos-rp.html (https://www.noki****a-camera.com/2019/02/eos-rp.html)

- 26.2 Megapixel full...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,182
Posted By Archlich
The very basic Canon and Nikon 18-55 kit lenses...

The very basic Canon and Nikon 18-55 kit lenses both have an aspherical element. Your phone's lens has several. In fact it's rarer for you to see a spherical design than aspherical today, since the...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Archlich
Did the same argument apply to the SL...?

Did the same argument apply to the SL...?
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Archlich
Talking about the price being "reasonable"...I...

Talking about the price being "reasonable"...I remember when the 55/1.8 first came out at $999 people thought it was crazy.

So perception do, and will always change over time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,981
Posted By Archlich
Like Ted said. Kodak and Ilford are rarer and...

Like Ted said. Kodak and Ilford are rarer and more expensive. Quite logical since they're all imported.

Instead you have lots of Fujifilm staff, including the Japan-exclusive specialties like the...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,933
Posted By Archlich
Assuming we're talking about the right...

Assuming we're talking about the right arm/forearm complex, it would be easier anatomically to perform pronation than full supination. The later requires more spinal involvement.

But the real world...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By Archlich
Don't think so. He chose the 7Artisan exactly...

Don't think so. He chose the 7Artisan exactly because: it generated lots of attention and debate; it's on the far lower end of the price spectrum. By putting his 2 cents in he'd surely be able to:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By Archlich
I wonder if a Noctilux could transmute the said...

I wonder if a Noctilux could transmute the said photos into something inspiring...?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Archlich
Do different battery brands have an effect?

Do different battery brands have an effect?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,366
Posted By Archlich
The point is to what degree would the image...

The point is to what degree would the image suffer past that point. With an ISO invariant sensor there would be none as long as you stay within the range.

Good thing is you can confidently shoot for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 117
Views: 12,632
Posted By Archlich
Costs around US$500 in China. Interestingly...

Costs around US$500 in China. Interestingly they're at the same time offering a "FE Plus" variant, claimed to be optimized for better corner performance adapted to Sony at the same price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Archlich
Being based in NY, she is obviously well-versed...

Being based in NY, she is obviously well-versed in contemporary art discourses. Nothing in these pictures are Chinese - except perhaps the race of the characters and the author's name.

So what...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Archlich
Anyone who had attempted (or dreamed of) building...

Anyone who had attempted (or dreamed of) building a car from scratch would know that the cost of buying all the parts is easily more than ten times the price of a new car. Double or triple that when...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 20,104
Posted By Archlich
Exactly the reason Voigtlander makes the 35/1.4...

Exactly the reason Voigtlander makes the 35/1.4 Nokton, both single and multi coated.

The Ultron suits my need well.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By Archlich
Also do notice that Olympus is celebrating its...

Also do notice that Olympus is celebrating its centenary this year so they'd certainly like to make not only just another iteration of the EP-L, but some actual statement. As niche as it is, this one...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,494
Posted By Archlich
Looks good indeed. Might there be any test on...

Looks good indeed. Might there be any test on focus shift?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 31,494
Posted By Archlich
Historically the Ultron is a double-gauss...

Historically the Ultron is a double-gauss derived, non-symmetrical design. Not so with the modern ones though. Cosina seems to prefer applying the Ultron as a designation to f/2-ish lenses just the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By Archlich
Good camera addressing a very small niche. Over.

Good camera addressing a very small niche.

Over.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 11,593
Posted By Archlich
Should be good at least. It's shares some traits...

Should be good at least. It's shares some traits with the 35/2 ASPH, which follows one of the many modern retrofocal design approaches.

Being optimized for digital shouldn't have visible impact on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Archlich
By filing off the holder you'd be risking film...

By filing off the holder you'd be risking film flatness.

Use a flatbed or camera if you'd want the whole frame.
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Archlich
Looks like it would still apply if we replaced...

Looks like it would still apply if we replaced all "Canon" with "Nikon"...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,539
Posted By Archlich
P&S prices are crazy today. The most expensive...

P&S prices are crazy today. The most expensive are the small fixed focal length cameras from the '90s (i.e. Stylus, Tiara, Big Mini, the AF600 and the ever so expensive Yashica T4/T5). If you don't...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Archlich
Even without holding it in hand, there're plenty...

Even without holding it in hand, there're plenty of specs online for you to make the comparison. The APS-C GR is chunkier than a GR1, but not by much. Still pocketable, still retaining the same...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 675
Views: 52,129
Posted By Archlich
It would be interesting to know what should the...

It would be interesting to know what should the end result be called if a...scanner camera was used?
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