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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
Strictly prohibiting phone photography would be...

Strictly prohibiting phone photography would be too expensive. They would have to hire many more security people

Strictly prohibiting phone photography would make the mall environment appear hostile...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
Years ago just before demolition was to begin at...

Years ago just before demolition was to begin at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball venue (Bush Stadium) I used a tripod while photographing the statues and plaques in the plaza outside the stadium – a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
In the United states it is legal to take...

In the United states it is legal to take photographs with any device in a public space. There is ample legal precedent for the definition of individuals' right to privacy and the right to photograph...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By willie_901
B&W and Color Together?

I didn't want to hijack Bill's thread on B&W and color. So,I started a new related thread about what could also be an unanswerable question.t

I'd like to know how people feel about mixing color and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By willie_901
Like others who posted earlier I use raw...

Like others who posted earlier I use raw files.

I usually don't decide in post-production if an image should be color or monochrome. When I press the shutter button I usually know how I will render...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,130
Posted By willie_901
In terms of technical image quality(SNR) these...

In terms of technical image quality(SNR) these cameras are similar. Except for very high camera ISO settings (~above 8,000) the dominant noise source is photon noise.

Photon noise which has nothing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,302
Posted By willie_901
Of course you aren't. There are too many...

Of course you aren't.



There are too many variables that effect our perceptions of the screen and print renderings.There has to be a difference. One of many examples involves the print media. Fine...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,130
Posted By willie_901
Limited to these 3 camera, my choice would be the...

Limited to these 3 camera, my choice would be the SL.

The SL 's (Type 601) signal-to-noise ratio is significantly higher that the M9s'.

The SNR differences translate to about 1 1/3 stop more...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,293
Posted By willie_901
Actually there is evidence that water vapor is...

Actually there is evidence that water vapor is responsible for M9 sensor original cover-glass delamination (corrosion).

The first generation M9 sensor cover glass used the Schott S8612 IR filter...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By willie_901
The corrosion is caused by a chemical reaction...

The corrosion is caused by a chemical reaction between water vapor and the sensor cover-glass, IR-filter layer, eventually the corrosion must become worse. Even though the rate of increase could be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By willie_901
The live view image rendering could be influenced...

The live view image rendering could be influenced by the in-camera JPEG rendering parameters.

If you happen to use raw files, then experiment with different in-camera JPEG rendering parameters....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By willie_901
Here is a link...

Here is a link (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=leica+sensor+corrosion&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) to many examples of M9, water-vapor induced corrosion. Just click on the "images" link...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By willie_901
It's All About The OVF

I use a X-Pro 2.

The only reason to buy a X-Pro 1/2/3 is for the OVF. I happen to really enjoy using the OVF. I only use the EVF with the 14/2.8 and 50/3 FX lenses.


I am not shy about buying a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By willie_901
I know. The X-T1 has a slower in-camera CPU....

I know.

The X-T1 has a slower in-camera CPU. This affects AF p[performance.

When you mention manual focus do you mean adapted lenses? I don't hav e any experience with this. I suspect the X-T2's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,641
Posted By willie_901
"We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us"

Using a digital camera and working as if one had a film camera are not mutually exclusive. There are many digital cameras that support a simple ( I prefer minimalistic) mode of operation. Many of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By willie_901
While I adore the X Pro OVF, I also recommend the...

While I adore the X Pro OVF, I also recommend the XE-2.

The XE-2 is one generation ahead of the X-Pro 1. The second generation increases sensor signal-to-noise ratio and offers superior focusing....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,903
Posted By willie_901
My combo is little and less little. I have...

My combo is little and less little. I have traveled with this combo.

The little system is a FUJIFILM X-100T. This fits in a small camera bag and weighs next to nothing.

The less little system is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 4,474
Posted By willie_901
I happen to have an immutable grudge against...

I happen to have an immutable grudge against Microsoft.

But to compare the Microsoft to Huawei is absurd.

Huawei is under indictment by the US. Huawei illegally violated US sanctions on Iran. This...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 718
Posted By willie_901
The Genius Bar Technician Is Right

Yes, it is.

OS X is, in fact, significantly less vulnerable to malware. For instance there has never been a wide-spread ransomware attack (such as WannaCry) on OS X.

As others mentioned, web...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-11-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By willie_901
Perspective depends on one thing - the subject to...

Perspective depends on one thing - the subject to lens distance.

"why it is easier to make fast wide sonnar for aps-c" ?

The surface area is lower for APS-C. This reduces the manufacturing costs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,054
Posted By willie_901
Negative Development and Digitization

Optimizing negative development is important. Some development techniques are likely to be more compatible with inherent image digitization limitations. At the same time, a wide variety of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-03-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 5,925
Posted By willie_901
[Sarcasm Mode On] Too bad using an APS-C sensor...

[Sarcasm Mode On]

Too bad using an APS-C sensor spoiled all these photographs. Just think how great they could look with a 24 x 36 mm sensor.

Then there's the XTrans sensor issue which seriously...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By willie_901
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Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,661
Posted By willie_901
All Solutions Are Inconvenient

This is an interesting solution.

Another possibility to consider is acquiring a fast, Thunderbolt 2 port compatible external drive. Spending more for a fast drive would minimize any performance...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By willie_901
I crop when: I use my iPhone I use my X-100T...

I crop when:

I use my iPhone
I use my X-100T or X-Pro 2 images for immediate, on-line comsumptio
I want to remove converging verticals and, or the camera was not level with respect to the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,279
Posted By willie_901
The sensor will be incrementally better. The X-T3...

The sensor will be incrementally better. The X-T3 has similar dynamic range at ISO 80 as the X-T2 has a ISO 200. The X-T3 has superior ISO invariance (lower read noise). The X-T3 has less internal...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,279
Posted By willie_901
If you read other forums where comments about the...

If you read other forums where comments about the X-Pro 3 are mostly ridicules, you will see how come it took so long.

This is a niche product. Niches are the last market large companies pursue...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,632
Posted By willie_901
Minimal gear dictates determination and resolve....

Minimal gear dictates determination and resolve.

It also implies fundamental limitations.

One can not do action photography efficiently with if one owns 1 or 2 cameras that are not effective at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,526
Posted By willie_901
Right! All that matters is where one stands....

Right!

All that matters is where one stands.

If you crop instead of move your feet, the images' perspective will be different.

If you walk closer to the subject (i.e. cropping is not needed)...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By willie_901
The M10's technology in term of technical image...

The M10's technology in term of technical image quality (i.e. signal-to-noise ratio) performs similarly other current 24 x 36mm sensor cameras. This degree of technical image quality is capable of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,526
Posted By willie_901
Details, details :) !

Details, details :) !
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,498
Posted By willie_901
The "Fuji user interface" relies on outdated user...

The "Fuji user interface" relies on outdated user interface technology. This is frustrating. It is especially frustrating for people who are familiar and comfortable using outdated user interface...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,509
Posted By willie_901
Leave Schrödinger Out Of This

Schrödinger's cat is a succinct reminder of the teleological difference between the classic and the quantum. That's it. There's nothing more.

Details

Schrödinger was attempting to show quantum...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,498
Posted By willie_901
Lightroom Classic CC has eliminated these issues....

Lightroom Classic CC has eliminated these issues. The X100F's increased pixel density is also plays a role in minimizing demoasicking artifacts.

I have been using XTrans cameras since 2012. In 2019...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,498
Posted By willie_901
Yes, it is a mystery that FUJIFILM does not...

Yes, it is a mystery that FUJIFILM does not support saving Menu configurations. Even if they requires one to use their mobile phone/tablet app to do the save would be an acceptable slution for many...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,130
Posted By willie_901
Almost all my sports photos were for pay. I am...

Almost all my sports photos were for pay. I am contractually unable to show any photos.

I made a few sports photos in the 1968-71 with a Mamiya-Sekor 500Tl 35mm SLR film camera (no AF). I used a 135...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 5,011
Posted By willie_901
Ransomware Advice

I recently read about recent versions of ransomware attacks where back up drives connected to the compromised computer were also encrypted. I do not know if data stored on a cloud drive could be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,130
Posted By willie_901
Successful action photography with a RF is...

Successful action photography with a RF is certainly possible. It is even possible using film.

It is just much more difficult compared to cameras and lenses action photography pros use for this job....
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By willie_901
Practicality Depends On Your Goals

The X-Pro 2 provides a classical film rangefinder experience when one use the OVF. with Fujinon prime lenses.

I use the X-Pro 2 as I used my Zeiss Ikon M body. Likewise I use the X-100T as I used my...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 08-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 4,347
Posted By willie_901
Yokosuka_Mike Thank you.

Yokosuka_Mike

Thank you.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By willie_901
If your X-Pro 2 primes are WR (water resistant)...

If your X-Pro 2 primes are WR (water resistant) lenses, then this would be useful for beach time. The risk of water mist and, or invasion would be much lower.

The only time I use Uv lens filters is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By willie_901
Their vapor pressure in a vaccum would be more...

Their vapor pressure in a vaccum would be more interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By willie_901
@ raydm6 I sincerely appreciate the links in...

@ raydm6

I sincerely appreciate the links in your post about the Apollo TV cameras. I did not know Westinghouse won the contract for the Apollo lunar TV cameras.

In 1967 I spent the summer pumping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By willie_901
The Primary Problem Was Operating The Cameras in A Vacuum

For those who would like to know some facts, here's a link (https://www.digitalrev.com/article/the-cameras-that-recorded-the-moon-landing).

For the record:
The EVA camera was a 500EL Data Camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By willie_901
Great advice. I will carry XF 50/2 and 35/2...

Great advice. I will carry XF 50/2 and 35/2 lenses. The dress as a NASCAR fan advice is a great idea. I'll pick up a knock off tee-shirt at the Dollar Store.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By willie_901
1. The event is a festival in downtown Charlotte....

1. The event is a festival in downtown Charlotte. There is no racing. There are practically no race cars.
2. I don't make photos of cars unless they are rare, vintage European racing cars. I usually...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By willie_901
Honestly, my experience was just the...

Honestly, my experience was just the opposite.

In the spring of 2014 I used a D700 and X-T1 side-by-side. The cameras were switched on a tripod using Arca Swiss mounts for a Golden Hour commercial...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By willie_901
The following items are NOT ALLOWED inside the festival

Charlotte, NC has an annual, four-day NASCAR street festival next weekend. I thought is could be fun to do some street work there.

The event website states: "The following items are
NOT ALLOWED...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,199
Posted By willie_901
Never. I found using raw files and...

Never.

I found using raw files and auto-bracketing aperture exposures by 1/3 stop increments based on the in-camera meter works very well.[1] I just delete the inferior exposures in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By willie_901
I have found a 27" Apple Cinema Display does an...

I have found a 27" Apple Cinema Display does an excellent job with a reasonable amount of color management. I'm very pleased with monochrome rendering as well. I do all my printing using commercial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By willie_901
Screen images are vulnerable to several technical...

Screen images are vulnerable to several technical and practical issues. A detailed discussion of these issues can be found here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,236
Posted By willie_901
I think these data are from CIPA members. Leica...

I think these data are from CIPA members. Leica is not affiliated with CIPA.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-14-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By willie_901
As with all products, some fail before others....

As with all products, some fail before others. For large numbers of products the failure rate follows a Gaussian distribution. Whether they are made by Apple or one of the many PC manufactures, the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By willie_901
A covered deck could be tricky (or not, depending...

A covered deck could be tricky (or not, depending on how natural light reaches the canvas and if any strobe light reflects off the deck ceiling). The canvas should experience spatially homogeneous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By willie_901
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By willie_901
Photographing oil paintings with the highest...

Photographing oil paintings with the highest standard of fidelity is time consuming.

I believe your camera and lens are sufficient for the task.

With a decent tripod and some patience it is...
Forum: Photo Software 05-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By willie_901
I'm not sure if you mean VMwares Fusion when you...

I'm not sure if you mean VMwares Fusion when you speak of a virtual machine.

Anyway, a dual-boot system is a solution. You just boot up using a separate HD (or partitioned very large internal drive)...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By willie_901
Some of G.W.'s color work appears in the recent...

Some of G.W.'s color work appears in the recent documentary film "Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable".

"Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable" was recently broadcast on the PBS...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By willie_901
Shooting indoors can be complicated. For color...

Shooting indoors can be complicated.


For color film you could have to deal with existing light sources with different color temperatures.
Redirecting outdoor light (reflectors) limits where...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 957
Posted By willie_901
I've never been that drunk and retained the...

I've never been that drunk and retained the ability to read.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,237
Posted By willie_901
No, I would not. If my disposable income was...

No, I would not.

If my disposable income was appropriate for purchasing a limited edition digital Leia camera. and if I wanted to own a Leica camera, I would rather donate the difference between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By willie_901
For my needs f 2 with a current APS-C sensor is...

For my needs f 2 with a current APS-C sensor is fast enough. I have owned f 1.4 and 1.2 lens with APS-C sensors, but I rarely used then wide open. I sold them.

Of course there are projects that...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-25-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By willie_901
Not that puzzling. Nikon is a slow-moving...

Not that puzzling.

Nikon is a slow-moving bureaucracy. Their response to mirrorless technology moved at glacial speeds. Their business strategy was to protect their FX DSLR platform. This didn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 9,111
Views: 897,159
Posted By willie_901
Yesterday I purchased a Fujinon XF 50/2 R WR...

Yesterday I purchased a Fujinon XF 50/2 R WR lens.

This completes my ‘Fujicron’ line up of lenses. I am working with the 18, 23, 35 and 50 F2 XF primes. Most Fuji owners don't consider the 18/2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By willie_901
Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-22-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By willie_901
Yesterday I was able to play with a family...

Yesterday I was able to play with a family member's Z6 for a while.

It is very light
It is smaller than I thought it would be.
The body resembles a RF body with two significant exceptions: the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,764
Posted By willie_901
I don't have a single go to focal length. Since...

I don't have a single go to focal length.

Since I had to pick one, I chose the 28mm because I use an 18/2 with an APS-C camera (65 deg. horizontal, 46 deg. vertical and 75 deg. diagonal angles of...
Forum: Photo Software 04-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By willie_901
I am well aware some people hate subscription...

I am well aware some people hate subscription software licensing. But if you don't, at this point in timeLightroom Classic CC is an excellent tool for rendering XTrans raw.

Many will not believe me...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-20-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
Sensor surface area counts. Nothing beats more...

Sensor surface area counts. Nothing beats more recording more total signal. With regard to signal, lens surface area counts just as much. So bigger is better when recording as much information as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By willie_901
With apologies for straying from the issues of...

With apologies for straying from the issues of film exposure, in-camera histograms are not very useful.

These histograms are lossy compressed estimates from the in-camera JPEG. With all but a very...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By willie_901
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By willie_901
B&W film exposure should match the preferred...

B&W film exposure should match the preferred development technique. This is a means for the photographer to influence image rendering – particularly for those using a pure analog workflow.

Film...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By willie_901
I just read a recent post where you mentioned...

I just read a recent post where you mentioned using a X100.

The X-Pro 2's EVF/OVF system is much more versatile and useful than the older X100 bodies'. There is no need to use the EVF. I only use it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By willie_901
... Chasing high ISO (for low light performance)...

...

Chasing high ISO (for low light performance) is also means you are chasing dynamic range performance in bright light.

After all, shadow regions at ISO 100 could have essentially identical...
Forum: Photo Software 04-09-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By willie_901
Shawn, I have used 645 Pro MKIII since the...

Shawn,

I have used 645 Pro MKIII since the iPhone 5. I'm using it now with the XS.

645 Pro MKIII is everything I need for non-casual phone photography. The DNG files are very nice. I suppose...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By willie_901
Focus peaking utility in low light is highly...

Focus peaking utility in low light is highly variable. It depends on


The contrast of the intended focus region has the largest impact on focus peaking utility. High contrast in low light can work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,748
Posted By willie_901
"Kingdom of Dust" is excellent. Thanks for the...

"Kingdom of Dust" is excellent. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,609
Posted By willie_901
There's no need to invoke the technical aspects...

There's no need to invoke the technical aspects of optics until they are required to diagnose an issue and describe how to avoid, or minimize, the problem.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By willie_901
It is complicated to figure out how to select...

It is complicated to figure out how to select menu options and features that enable simple digital camera usage. This takes time and patience. It is tedious.

One that task is completed, using many...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By willie_901
Neither. I only use raw files from my FUJIFLM X...

Neither.

I only use raw files from my FUJIFLM X cameras. I start with either Classic Chrome, ProNeg Std, ProNeg High using LR Classic CC. For how I use exposure, ProNeg Std seems to save some time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,282
Posted By willie_901
This is not a surprise. Sharpness is not their...

This is not a surprise.

Sharpness is not their first priority because the more an image is compressed, the less money they spend on server costs.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,609
Posted By willie_901
I predict you will be returning a lot of lenses...

I predict you will be returning a lot of lenses and cameras.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,609
Posted By willie_901
As others mentioned, keeping the camera square to...

As others mentioned, keeping the camera square to the subject will eliminate converging verticals (also called keystoning). We see converging verticals when lines that are | | in reality render as /...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By willie_901
If everything is in good order, I think the price...

If everything is in good order, I think the price is very good

The 400 maximum ISO setting is not really an issue.

The photo site conversion gain can be optimized for maximum dynamic range or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By willie_901
The perceived image quality will be superior to...

The perceived image quality will be superior to the M9. This is really an apple and oranges comparison. The DM22 listed for $10K in 2009. Back then, Forum reports and reviews were very positive....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
I worked at The Washington University Medical...

I worked at The Washington University Medical Center. I always had a camera with me. The HIPPA regulations were vigorously enforced.

Every so often I would find a pair of latex lab gloves on an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
Or, provided them with the satisfaction of...

Or, provided them with the satisfaction of ordering you to leave their property immediately or be charged with trespassing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
This is common. I have been to several events...

This is common. I have been to several events where DSLR's with large lenses were forbidden. All bags were inspected by security when you entered the venues. I was allowed to attend with a Zeiss Ikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,932
Posted By willie_901
Yes. Blue clips first. Bright cloud regions can...

Yes. Blue clips first.

Bright cloud regions can clip too. Pure white means equal amount of R, G and B. But if those regions are bright and white, low-level clipping with CMOS sensors is harmless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,113
Posted By willie_901
This applies. Unless there is signage, photograph...

This applies. Unless there is signage, photograph until a mall employee tells you to stop. By the way, they can not take your camera nor touch you. If you refuse to stop, they can – and will – call...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,932
Posted By willie_901
The Sky Is Difficult

Skies are interesting subjects. They can be heterogeneous even when clouds aren't visible to the eye. In digital photography skies cause confusion.

In digital images the brightest, clearest sky...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,932
Posted By willie_901
This is a fundamental, important point. Internet...

This is a fundamental, important point.

Internet image viewing is a nightmare. The effective MTF50 is significantly degraded by compression requirements. But this is trivial compared to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,482
Posted By willie_901
Absolutely nothing about a digital camera obliges us to be thoughtless.

Yes, when there are no financial consequences from making large number of images and while keeping only a small percentage. This is the only film vs digital aspect.

In my view, it's difficult to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,932
Posted By willie_901
Digital cameras are linear devices. There is...

Digital cameras are linear devices. There is always a raw file and its data are linear. This means all digital images should be rendered using non-linear parameters.

When you use in-camera JPEGs the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By willie_901
All the advice offered above to avoid email scams...

All the advice offered above to avoid email scams is important.

In the case of PayPal, just communicate with them using their iOS or Android app. If the request to conform or update credentials is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By willie_901
The optimum size depends on one's photographic...

The optimum size depends on one's photographic goals.

For my personal goals, the cameras I used with an optimal size are:

Canonet G-III QL-17

Zeiss Ikon M

FUJIFILM X100, X100T
Forum: Photo Software 03-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By willie_901
The X-Pro 2 AE bracket mode (AE BKT in the menu)...

The X-Pro 2 AE bracket mode (AE BKT in the menu) makes three separate images with different shutter times. You can confirm this by looking the file name numbers.

Three sharp images should result in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By willie_901
Agreed. 12345678910

Agreed.







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Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-16-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,231
Posted By willie_901
This effectively reduces raw data signal-to-noise...

This effectively reduces raw data signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range by at least 2/3 EV compared to the highest practical exposure.

Banding is typically more obvious as SNR decreases. In all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By willie_901
Costco is closing Photo Centers in some Hawaii,...

Costco is closing Photo Centers in some Hawaii, Massachusetts, and California stores (link (https://petapixel.com/2019/03/01/costco-closing-some-in-store-photo-depts-cites-plummeting-printing/)).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By willie_901
For the long haul the M10 is a cost-effective...

For the long haul the M10 is a cost-effective solution. The 10-P offers a quiet shutter, LCD screen touch control, 5 fps vs 3 fps bursts – along with cosmetic differences. Are these worth about...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-11-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By willie_901
I wish I could say I was surprised that some...

I wish I could say I was surprised that some museums and photo organizations don't understand the basics of IT system management.

If they don't have the budget for professional IT management or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-09-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By willie_901
For travel I would choose the Biogon. Based on...

For travel I would choose the Biogon.

Based on performance comparisons to other cameras, I doubt the MP240 with a f 2.8 lens will be a handicap in low light. In very low light you can always rely...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By willie_901
I had two SDHC card housings fails after 3-5...

I had two SDHC card housings fails after 3-5 years because the plastic became brittle. While these were not cheap counterfeit cards, they were not main-stream brands. One was a Delkin; the other was...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By willie_901
Between these two I pick the X100F. You can use...

Between these two I pick the X100F. You can use this camera as you use the MP240 (OVF with frame lines). When your trip is over the X100F you might occasionally enjoy using the X100F as a compact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,748
Posted By willie_901
"All the world’s a stage in these photos of the ‘theater of life'"

The most recent article in The Washngton Post's In Sight series highlights work by Magnum photographer Alex Majoli.

These B&W photos...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-05-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12,638
Posted By willie_901
I must say I'm impressed and a bit surprised by...

I must say I'm impressed and a bit surprised by those SOC JPEGs using Acros simulation and these settings. Thanks for the links.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,684
Posted By willie_901
I don't have any images. But, the reason for less...

I don't have any images. But, the reason for less concern is because film shooters evaluated perceived image sharpness from prints while digital image sharpness is typically evaluated by viewing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,684
Posted By willie_901
A combination of high sensor surface area and...

A combination of high sensor surface area and high lens element surface area represents a significant advantage. Maximizing the total signal level (sensor illuminance) while using longer shutter...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,786
Posted By willie_901
In my view the M-240 offers a high level of value...

In my view the M-240 offers a high level of value for anyone who owns M/LTM mount lenses, enjoys using a traditional rangefinder and is interested in digital imaging.

While the M-240 data stream is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By willie_901
I enjoyed these. Thanks for the post.

I enjoyed these. Thanks for the post.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By willie_901
The lower photo's exposure is inadequate. This...

The lower photo's exposure is inadequate. This makes direct comparisons impossible.
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,821
Posted By willie_901
What's all this talk about low demand? Don't...

What's all this talk about low demand?

Don't people regularly post about non-Instax analog photography growing at exponential rates?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,240
Posted By willie_901
Oh Please!

I find it risible to judge the artistic aesthetics of Cappa's D-Day photographs. Comparing them to photographs made under pleasant and relaxed circumstances is naive and superficial.


Cappa was in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,240
Posted By willie_901
This is one of the few instances where I wish I...

This is one of the few instances where I wish I could transport someone though time and space. I wonder how any of us would perform in the circumstances Capa experienced that morning?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,240
Posted By willie_901
There are two related issues regarding whether or...

There are two related issues regarding whether or not the film drying apparatus was too hot or the film was left to dry for two long (or both).

" I don’t think film “melts” in a drying cabinet, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,748
Posted By willie_901
Matthew Genitempo - Documentary B&W

This (https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2019/02/22/meet-men-living-deep-ozarks-away-fray/?utm_term=.9341b9e25f92) In Sight article contains some excellent B&W documentary photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By willie_901
You only need large lenses on small bodies if...

You only need large lenses on small bodies if wide apertures are important to your work. This assumes the small body's sensor has a competitive signal-to-noise ratio. Many small, light cameras offer...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,408
Posted By willie_901
The M Monochrome Type 246 (link) has the best...

The M Monochrome Type 246 (link) has the best analog dynamic range of any Leica M camera. Still,its DR is very close to the M10's. (link...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-21-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,600
Posted By willie_901
Good advice! Also, be sure to Power Management...

Good advice!

Also, be sure to Power Management options in the Menu system are not set to extend battery life. These can really slow things down. In my view invoking Power Management is only useful...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,683
Posted By willie_901
I use two cameras – FUJIFILM X100T and X-Pro 2....

I use two cameras – FUJIFILM X100T and X-Pro 2.

The primary reason I use these is I can operate them as I operated my Canonet G-III QL17 and Zeiss Ikon M film cameras, respectively. I prefer using...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By willie_901
I usually use a thin leather wrist strap. When I...

I usually use a thin leather wrist strap.

When I need a camera strap I use the Peak Design straps.

Their camera straps are 7.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 inches at 3 oz.

Their Anchor Link system is the primary...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By willie_901
Congratulations! I like working the 16mm angle...

Congratulations!

I like working the 16mm angle of view and for that angle of view I think f 2.8 DOF is appropriate.

I am certainly tempted. However, the Fujinon 50mm f2 R WR is next on my list. I...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,600
Posted By willie_901
Thanks. 12345678910

Thanks.


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Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,600
Posted By willie_901
Excellent advice. 12345678910

Excellent advice.


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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
More Test Results

Here's an example where there is significant improvement in detail rendering.

These images (https://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/acr-11-2-enhance-details-effect-on-details/) were made with a Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
charjohncarter Thanks. Most of that work was...

charjohncarter

Thanks. Most of that work was done in St. Louis. In some ways the region peaked in the late mid-century. There is ample material.

Here in Charlotte there seems to be much less...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-17-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
You don't choose the model. The AI CNN...

You don't choose the model. The AI CNN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convolutional_neural_network) chooses. When Enhanced Detail rendering is used, Adobe computes a demosaicking algorithm optimized...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,600
Posted By willie_901
The added information is the same as with any RF....

The added information is the same as with any RF. You can see what's outside the frame. Choosing OVF finder information content is straight forward. The frame lines are easy to see and you can...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-17-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By willie_901
Annie Leibovitz Exhibit In LA

Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1 (https://www.hauserwirth.com/events/23124-public-opening-annie-leibovitz-early-years-1970-1983)

This is a 4,000 photograph...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
Or, reduce false-color artifacts in...

Or, reduce false-color artifacts in high-resolution images due to demosaicking errors.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
Read the Adobe Blog post.

Read the Adobe Blog post.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
Don't bother. I could choose pictures made at F...

Don't bother.

I could choose pictures made at F 11 of subjects low levels amounts of detail and you would see no difference.

Or I could choose pictures from lenses set at their sharpest aperture...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,600
Posted By willie_901
If I was starting from scratch looking for a...

If I was starting from scratch looking for a digital mirrorless platform in this price range, the EOS RP could be my choice. The EOS RP's size and weight works for me. The EF adapter is compact and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
It's profoundly different.

It's profoundly different.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,208
Posted By willie_901
In my view, the most significant aspect of...

In my view, the most significant aspect of Enhanced Details is we no longer need to use a single demosaicking model to render images with different demosaicking challenges.

While some will dismiss...
Forum: Photo Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
Probably. The feature is also available in Adobe...

Probably. The feature is also available in Adobe Camera Raw 11.2. I have no idea if ACR 11.2 is limited to Creative Cloud subscribers.
Forum: Photo Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
It is not destructive to the original raw file....

It is not destructive to the original raw file. However, a separate new DNG is generated with the computed (modified) mosaic data and the enhanced RGB data created by Enhanced Details .
Forum: Photo Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
The improvements are content and exposure...

The improvements are content and exposure dependent. Even differences in lens flare will affect how much Enhanced Details can improve an image.

I agree differences in anti-aliasing filters between...
Forum: Photo Software 02-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
Even for FUJIFILM X-Trans the improvements could...

Even for FUJIFILM X-Trans the improvements could depend greatly on the image. In some cases there will be an improvement. It's not necessarily just a matter of detail. Occasionally colors appeared...
Forum: Photo Software 02-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By willie_901
Enhanced Detail is a new, optional AI-based tool...

Enhanced Detail is a new, optional AI-based tool that improves perceived detail rendering for most raw file formats, not just XTrans raw.

Enhanced Details is not possible for images that were...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,984
Posted By willie_901
My floppy disk drive just failed and I lost one...

My floppy disk drive just failed and I lost one JPEG image forever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By willie_901
Sensor Size Sensor surface area is important...

Sensor Size

Sensor surface area is important because more surface area means more total light can be converted to photoelectrons. This means more signal. That said, the lens also affects the total...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,992
Posted By willie_901
ASPH is one of several optical designs purposed...

ASPH is one of several optical designs purposed to minimize spherical aberration artifacts. The primary symptom is haloing caused by light ray refraction differences between the edges and centers of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By willie_901
A quick fix in LR may be possible. I never tried...

A quick fix in LR may be possible. I never tried syncing cloning adjustments simultaneously to a group of images. But it may work.

If you hold the Shift key down while dragging the mouse, LR will...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-01-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By willie_901
That's what I do. I assume you're using raw...

That's what I do. I assume you're using raw files.



Exactly.

Regardless of what camera we use the goal is to achieve the highest level of useful exposure without exceeding the full-well capacity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,574
Posted By willie_901
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By willie_901
ARRGH! My apologies. 12K is very bad luck....

ARRGH!

My apologies.

12K is very bad luck. It's never good to be in the wrong tail of a Gaussian distribution.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By willie_901
They aren't. Underexposure always reduces the...

They aren't.

Underexposure always reduces the analog signal signal-to noise ratio. Exposure only depends directly on shutter time and, or aperture. This means using practical shutter times and, or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By willie_901
Here's a some data. These data show read-noise...

Here's a some data. These data show read-noise levels vs ISO setting normalized for ISO gain. They estimate read-noise levels at the photo-diode level.

FUJIFILM...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By willie_901
There is no reason both devices should be...

There is no reason both devices should be accurate. Both of them could be wrong. Still, a 2 deg C difference does indicate one of them is off.

Proper calibration is not an easy task.

Calibrating...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,574
Posted By willie_901
After I disappear, I expect anything I don't...

After I disappear, I expect anything I don't bother to print and anything where the people and perhaps the locations are not identified will disappear rather quickly
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,574
Posted By willie_901
No one knows. However, I would bet a trivial...

No one knows.

However, I would bet a trivial method is in widespread use to convert JPEGs into what ever.

I do not subscribe to an apocalyptic view for the future. But any number of scenarios are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,574
Posted By willie_901
This ^^^^^^^ 12345678910

This ^^^^^^^





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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By willie_901
It's Just Bad Luck

Failure at 126K actuations is just slightly below normal.

The D700's mean shutter life failure spec is 150K actuations (link (https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D700/D700A.HTM)). This assumes...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By willie_901
ISO Invariance

What's invariant is the camera's read noise level

There are two main time-dependent noise sources.

One is the read noise which describes noise from electronic components (sensor, analog DC gain...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By willie_901
The Flextight 5 file size can be up to 580MB for...

The Flextight 5 file size can be up to 580MB for a 48 bit color scan from 35mm media.

This may be too large for older computers with limited internal memory. Otherwise a flat TIFF file would work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,414
Posted By willie_901
Phones vs Cameras, Some Thoughts

The mobile phone has created a new types of photography - transient photography.

One of these is disposable images. Most phone images have a transient use. You make the image, text it to friends...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By willie_901
If the information content of your negative is...

If the information content of your negative is high, the Flextight X5 will be worth it.

The detail of the subject matter as well as the exposure/development determine the information content. An...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By willie_901
Firmware yes; hardware not so much

This business plan's benefits for manufacturers, consumers and the environment are significant.

The problem is hardware upgrades are not feasible with existing design, engineering and manufacturing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By willie_901
Many of the body buttons can be temporarily...

Many of the body buttons can be temporarily deactivated by pressing the MENU OK button for 3 seconds. A yellow Lock icon will be displayed. Anther 3 second press will reactivate all the buttons.

It...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By willie_901
Michael, My pleasure. By the way. I had to...

Michael,

My pleasure.

By the way. I had to remove the ND filter from all FN buttons. My thick, clumsy fingers kept turning it on by accident.
Forum: RFF News 01-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By willie_901
Good, at least Canon will remain in the...

Good, at least Canon will remain in the camera/lens market.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By willie_901
Both of these thoughts are good plans. I don't...

Both of these thoughts are good plans.

I don't think you need a lawyer. All you need to do is not grant commercial usage (advertising and, or merchandise).

I think those terms should bother you.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By willie_901
Think bigger. You can use the fact that your...

Think bigger.

You can use the fact that your work was chosen for display to influence clients that will never step foot in the hospital. Commercial photography is a crowded field. Any factual...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By willie_901
A perpetual license is more valuable and less...

A perpetual license is more valuable and less common than a one with time limits. I used very liberal license terms for my clients (Realtors™, property owners and interior designers) but they all...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By willie_901
It's straightforward. Use a relatively recent...

It's straightforward.

Use a relatively recent digital camera with at least a 255 square mm (signal-to-noise ratio counts).
Avoid using post-production or in camera-rendering methods designed to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By willie_901
But it's a Leica.

But it's a Leica.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By willie_901
What aspect of David Alan Harvey's work...

What aspect of David Alan Harvey's work deteriorated recently.

If digital cameras did not exist, do you think you would like David Alan Harvey's recent work?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,140
Posted By willie_901
I have no idea what this means or how format...

I have no idea what this means or how format alone is relevant.

Sensations are subjective impressions. Sensations can't be validated nor can they be invalidated. Subjective impressions should be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,140
Posted By willie_901
It certainly is not the format or focal length....

It certainly is not the format or focal length.

Beside the optical design differences you mentioned, newer lens coating technologies are also a factor.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By willie_901
Agreed. About a year into transitioning to...

Agreed.

About a year into transitioning to digital imaging I made this mistake. I discovered this recently when I started to edit (select) and organize images that spanned a three year period when I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,140
Posted By willie_901
Yes, I have. At every interiors photography gig...

Yes, I have.

At every interiors photography gig the camera was on a tripod with a gear-head. Camera ISO was always at the native (base) value. Bright interior lights were always overexposed....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By willie_901
I too have double vision. While it is benign, it...

I too have double vision. While it is benign, it is inconvenient. For about 15 years I have use mono-vision contact lenses, left for close up and right for distance. My brain is trained to switch...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By willie_901
I like to use automatic exposure bursts in order...

I like to use automatic exposure bursts in order to optimize exposure.

I typically make three exposures per shutter press using aperture bracketing. I mostly use 0, 1/3 and -1/3 stop steps. But in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By willie_901
Beware The Rolling Electronic Shutter

Electronic shutters, ES, on all current digital cameras present a risk.

A rolling electronic shutter can cause artifacts (link...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-14-2019
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Views: 1,145
Posted By willie_901
This is excellent advice.

This is excellent advice.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By willie_901
While I use a X-Pro 2, the AF system is similar...

While I use a X-Pro 2, the AF system is similar to the X100-F's.

Learning all the AF functions with dual-finder FUJIFILM bodies is daunting since the EVF and OVF methods can be slightly different....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,909
Posted By willie_901
This certainly relevant to observation that red...

This certainly relevant to observation that red hue rendering is pleasing in many situations.

The effect of UV filters on back fabric reddening is interesting and puzzling.

A typical...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,909
Posted By willie_901
The transition form CCD to CMOS technology is a...

The transition form CCD to CMOS technology is a convenient demarcation in the evolution of digital imaging. But this doesn't mean perceived rendering differences are directly related to technical...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By willie_901
Exactly !!! Well put. When one expends effort...

Exactly !!!

Well put.

When one expends effort scanning analog media, the additional resources required to "obtain as much data as possible" are a relatively small investment.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By willie_901
VueScan is great. It is not exactly user...

VueScan is great.

It is not exactly user friendly. However once you figure out how to produce flat tiff files, VueScan Raw (non-inverted flat tiff file with gamma equal to 1) or VueScan DNG [a],...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-08-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By willie_901
This is understandable. However, unless one...

This is understandable.

However, unless one commits to a 100% analog, wet chemistry work flow, using a computer away from work is unavoidable.

I suspect producing proper wet chemistry prints from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By willie_901
The last time I had film developed I sent it off...

The last time I had film developed I sent it off toPrecision Camera & Video (a RFF sponsor).

They did a great job overall. And some of the film was damaged and they rescued more frames than I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,547
Posted By willie_901
There is another option.

There is another option.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By willie_901
I recommend saving up a bit more and getting a...

I recommend saving up a bit more and getting a gear head with Arca quick-release plates. The heavier the gear the more valuable a gear head becomes. Very small changes in tilt are easy to achieve....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By willie_901
Many useful suggestions were posted. For...

Many useful suggestions were posted.

For degassing I would use a gassing frit (just one possible example here (https://bbi-biotech.com/en/artikel/micro-sparger-mit-fritte-dm8mm-l370mm/)).

The argon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,547
Posted By willie_901
This!!!

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,547
Posted By willie_901
It is possible the problem involves a...

It is possible the problem involves a miss-alignment for how your camera's focus cam mates with this lens. It is possible to find a compromise setting such that all your lenses align properly.

Or,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By willie_901
Avoid taking good fortune for granted by...

Avoid taking good fortune for granted by appreciating every day as much as possible.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By willie_901
The Fujinon 14/2.8 handles flare and ghosting...

The Fujinon 14/2.8 handles flare and ghosting better than the other 5 or so ultra-wide angle lenses I've owned (Nikkor and Tokina) however most of these were top-end zoom lenses.

The color rendering...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By willie_901
SD or SDHC cards and USB flash devices are all...

SD or SDHC cards and USB flash devices are all viable options for image review. In fact, I could do this directly using the TV remote control.

Using Apple TV just happens to be convenient. All the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By willie_901
Viewing Large

Recently I realized it would be easy to stream image slide shows on a 60" HD monitor (Vizio E60UD3 TV) located in a fairly large family room. These are essentially screen savers when the home theatre...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By willie_901
Perhaps you were being sarcastic. But if you...

Perhaps you were being sarcastic.

But if you weren't, I can say from first hand experience a Porsche is much easier to control than a VW. I have not had the opportunity to drive a Ferrari so I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,473
Posted By willie_901
Well, in at least one way they were polar...

Well, in at least one way they were polar opposites. After the 1930s.HCB delegated printing to others. For instance, Voja Mitrovic printed HCB's work from 1967–1997. Georges Fevre, Pierre Gassmann,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,473
Posted By willie_901
I will begin producing sloppy, ill-rendered...

I will begin producing sloppy, ill-rendered images immediately.

Nothing says "I don't care – why should you?" as well as an image that is purposefully displayed well below its full potential.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By willie_901
Good point. When an image is viewed it has...

Good point.

When an image is viewed it has system MTF50. Pixel density, optics, diffraction, raw file signal-to-noise ratio, rendered image noise filtering, JPEG compression, printer image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By willie_901
Me too. Nothing beats signal-to-noise ratio. In...

Me too.

Nothing beats signal-to-noise ratio. In bright light we need every stop of dynamic range and in low light we need as much sensitivity as possible. For the former unavoidable photon noise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By willie_901
Illuminance, DOF and Lens Surface Area

The utility for fast lenses has nothing to do with the medium.

A fast wide-angle lens is no more or less useful now than it was three decades ago.

Both digital and film media benefit from...
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