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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By BTMarcais
You've probably tried this already, but I'd...

You've probably tried this already, but I'd double check that you're in S-AF or S-AF/MF focus, and make sure that face detect is off.
Also, in the drive mode, make sure that you aren't in one of the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 57,795
Posted By BTMarcais
Sad news. Tom's going to missed around here, he...

Sad news. Tom's going to missed around here, he was a huge part of this community. My condolences to his family.


-B.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,359
Posted By BTMarcais
I've had that 24mm for a bit over 20 years now,...

I've had that 24mm for a bit over 20 years now, I've always been pretty happy with it.
It's the only non-SP adaptall lens I have, and seems to perform just as well.
My experience w/ the SP 28-105...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By BTMarcais
FYI, if you have the original hood, it doesn't...

FYI, if you have the original hood, it doesn't fit over most of the non-leica/leitz filters. They made a special thin no-front-threads E43 filter of the summilux that works with the hood. Took me a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By BTMarcais
Good point! I'd completely forgotten about the...

Good point! I'd completely forgotten about the Air! Not quite my cup of tea, but I know a few people who have them and really like them. (mostly used as backups to an OM-D setup...)

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-26-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By BTMarcais
After playing with wifi options from canon,...

After playing with wifi options from canon, nikon, leica, fuji, sony, and olympus- honestly the olympus setup is generally the easiest to do if you want a password protected setup. The nikon...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,677
Posted By BTMarcais
M3 DS M6 TTL .85 C3 (i've sold more than I own...

M3 DS
M6 TTL .85
C3

(i've sold more than I own though... used to have: M4, IIIa, IIf, IIIg)

-Brian
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,654
Posted By BTMarcais
Fwiw, I'll let my son (almost 6yrs old) use...

Fwiw, I'll let my son (almost 6yrs old) use whatever I have UNDER SUPERVISION.
The S32 he could use _by himself_ and not damage.
Better than I'd say for most adults with the zoom assemblies on most...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,654
Posted By BTMarcais
Nikon s32. It's a tad over 100$ (120$ or so), but...

Nikon s32. It's a tad over 100$ (120$ or so), but it's designed with small hands in mind, the zoom lens doesn't extend, and it's waterproof and shock (drop!) proof. Perfect kids camera. And much...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-19-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,938
Posted By BTMarcais
21/35/90 has been one of my favorite combos for a...

21/35/90 has been one of my favorite combos for a long time. (sometimes I'll swap out the 35 for a 50 though). 35/90 is probably the most useful 2 lens set up for me. I treat it like a wide standard...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By BTMarcais
It sure was. We were both writing at the same...

It sure was. We were both writing at the same time more or less though, and your post wasn't up when I started mine, didn't see it till I finished.

Glad we got the OP working again!

-brian
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By BTMarcais
This'll sound silly, but.... Is the lens (not the...

This'll sound silly, but.... Is the lens (not the body) set in manual focus?
The focus ring has two positions, forward and back. If you can see the distance scale (not the DOF scale, but the actual...
Forum: Travel 01-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 5,451
Posted By BTMarcais
I think I agree w/ the OP's original choice of...

I think I agree w/ the OP's original choice of X100 + hassy. It sounds like there's definitely a reason to take more than one camera system, and also to keep the size of the kit on the small side....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10,496
Posted By BTMarcais
Steve- I've played with it a good deal, and my...

Steve- I've played with it a good deal, and my impression is it's pretty much like my E-PL5, but more plasticky and not tilt screen. The lack of a mode dial isn't as much of an issue on the e-pm2 vs...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By BTMarcais
Have fun tonight Vince! I should come by for one...

Have fun tonight Vince!

I should come by for one of the workshops again sometime...

-Brian
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By BTMarcais
It seems like it was the N1/NX AF cameras that...

It seems like it was the N1/NX AF cameras that were the end of the line, not the AX.
The new mount, and limited lens lineup, and lack of compatibility with the older lenses didn't help the brand...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By BTMarcais
Generally, if their listed as m.zuiko, or "m."...

Generally, if their listed as m.zuiko, or "m." something, it's a micro 4/3 lens.
Here's a page with all the current and upcoming native micro 4/3 olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By BTMarcais
A very user looking rolleiflex 2.8F with great...

A very user looking rolleiflex 2.8F with great optics, shutter, and a working meter. Basically it works great, and looks just beat up enough I won't worry about using it!

-Brian
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-23-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,906
Posted By BTMarcais
I have a 5x7 Technika, and it's probably my...

I have a 5x7 Technika, and it's probably my favorite camera to shoot with.
(Not necessarily my favorite to carry, but that's another issue. )
I definitely prefer it to 4x5, both for the size, and...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By BTMarcais
Thank you both! From the website at least, it...

Thank you both! From the website at least, it looks like Foto Nebo might have some in stock- I'll check it out when I'm out and about tomorrow... Maco direct is definitely a good idea though, if I...
Forum: Travel 06-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By BTMarcais
Fuji Instant Film in the Netherlands?

I'm in the Netherlands for the next 2 1/2 weeks, and find myself without the FP-3000b fuji packfilm I had planned to bring.

(A long story involving TSA at SFO, and a positive test for explosive...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 10,496
Posted By BTMarcais
in my completely non-scientific opinion, having...

in my completely non-scientific opinion, having owned an E-PL1, E-P3, and now an E-PL5- You'll notice a difference.

I'm still happy with the quality of the photos that my E-P3 put out.
The files...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By BTMarcais
Hmm. And I was going to say that the cheap...

Hmm. And I was going to say that the cheap chinese ones don't always fit the Fuji all that well. Tight/rough fit.
Looks like some HAVE had luck using them on the canon RF's though, maybe they fit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,737
Posted By BTMarcais
Our shop has been told to expect 1 every 1 to...

Our shop has been told to expect 1 every 1 to 1-1/2 months (2 every 3 months on average).
On the plus side (sort of) we only have one, maybe two left on the list right now.
(so far we've had...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By BTMarcais
I agree with Jamie too. I'm pretty happy with my...

I agree with Jamie too. I'm pretty happy with my epl5 olympus too, but the x-pro1 would be closer.

-Brian
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,689
Posted By BTMarcais
It's there, but it's really not something I look...

It's there, but it's really not something I look at unless the title of the post is ambiguous.
In this case I would assume digital is implied from the title.
Which doesn't negate tongue-in-cheek...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,689
Posted By BTMarcais
FWIW, I generally just scroll down the recent...

FWIW, I generally just scroll down the recent threads on the main page, and generally have no idea what sub forum the post is in. If it looks interesting I click on it.

I wouldn't have known (or...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-02-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 41,268
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, I've got $ in already. Picked up a 90...

Well, I've got $ in already. Picked up a 90 angulon a while back w/ no real use for it, so... at the price it's pretty hard to turn down.

Might have to put in for the 65 body too though....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-21-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 7,729
Posted By BTMarcais
Understandable. I just walked around all day with...

Understandable.
I just walked around all day with my linhof technica IV and the 150 xenar.
I could probably do a lot with just that combo.

There would probably be a lot I WOULDN'T end up doing with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By BTMarcais
Hi Vince! You mean you don't have one of these...

Hi Vince!
You mean you don't have one of these yet?

I was thinking the same thing though- you need to price this as a collectible, not a working camera. The price can be justified by the rarity and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By BTMarcais
There's a mail in rebate that just started on the...

There's a mail in rebate that just started on the FL-300 and Fl-600 flashes btw. (when you buy them w/ camera kit). The FL-300 fits in your pocket, does a little bit of bounce, and you can use it...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 7,977
Posted By BTMarcais
I voted for all types, although I don't actually...

I voted for all types, although I don't actually shoot 8x10. I DO shoot 5x7 though, decidedly bigger than 4x5!
-Brian
Forum: Other RF 02-03-2013
Replies: 103
Views: 7,807
Posted By BTMarcais
For what I have, the linhof super technika 4x5. ...

For what I have, the linhof super technika 4x5. And my little old zeiss folders.

For what I don't have? That's harder. I can usually find something I like about most cameras....

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,146
Posted By BTMarcais
"Another camera? really?" -Brian

"Another camera? really?"

-Brian
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By BTMarcais
It has definitely helped at the store I work at. ...

It has definitely helped at the store I work at. With now 9% sales tax in berkeley, the tax is often more than what we make on cameras and lenses!
FWIW Fuji has been pretty great at supporting...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2012
Replies: 98
Views: 7,788
Posted By BTMarcais
I use 21 and 90 way more than I use a 35mm. 50mm...

I use 21 and 90 way more than I use a 35mm. 50mm is my most used though, at least for the 35mm rangefinders.


120/210/450 for 5x7 for what it's worth. :)

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,355
Posted By BTMarcais
Linhof 120 back is spoken for. I'll look and see...

Linhof 120 back is spoken for. I'll look and see what else I have to go...

-Brian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 5,886
Posted By BTMarcais
It is pretty easy usually. A flathead screwdriver...

It is pretty easy usually. A flathead screwdriver helps.
The cameras come with the film all wound out of the cassette- everytime you take a photo and wind on to the next frame, you're actually...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 5,886
Posted By BTMarcais
As other mentioned, this is not exactly a new...

As other mentioned, this is not exactly a new idea for ilford, they'v had hp5 disposable cameras in the past. But it's been awhile, and I find people still ask me about them once in a while even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,355
Posted By BTMarcais
Here's one before I actually have a chance to dig...

Here's one before I actually have a chance to dig through all my stuff....
Linhof 56x72 super rollex 120 back for 4x5 cameras. Seems to work ok. Missing dark slide.
(Tan leather, crackle finish,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By BTMarcais
You can also push the thumb dial on the back...

You can also push the thumb dial on the back upper right like a button- when in MF on the OVF this will toggle on a magnified EVF view that you can use to fine-tune focus. Push it again to go back to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,355
Posted By BTMarcais
You guys are all great! I'll be digging through...

You guys are all great! I'll be digging through some of my stuff this week...

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By BTMarcais
Mine is definitely made of metal. When I got...

Mine is definitely made of metal. When I got mine there was a film covering most of the focusing ring from oxidation. Which cleaned off fine with alcohol. Maybe this is what you're experiencing?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,941
Posted By BTMarcais
I'm usually pretty good about actually USING...

I'm usually pretty good about actually USING whatever camera I have. But I'm not sure I could do that w/ a (original) black paint M3... Maybe if it was already beat up quite a bit already when I got...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-09-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 16,231
Posted By BTMarcais
yes- i masked off the optical tunnel VF on the...

yes- i masked off the optical tunnel VF on the crown graphic to use a 6x12 back with, and use the 6x12 back and linhof super rollex 6x7 backs on my tech IV.

The only time I feel at all weird about...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By BTMarcais
There's some good memories there. I've never made...

There's some good memories there. I've never made it up marcy for some reason, but have climbed algqonquin and iroquois, and have camped a few times by colden dam- one of my favorite views to wake up...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By BTMarcais
November seems optimistic, but here's hoping! (I...

November seems optimistic, but here's hoping!

(I saw a prototype earlier this year, definitely interested...)

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,444
Posted By BTMarcais
an older Arca-Swiss 4x5 C (base and center...

an older Arca-Swiss 4x5 C (base and center tilts). I have a project in mind where a monorail camera makes more sense then the field cameras I have. Now I think I have a bit too many view cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,605
Posted By BTMarcais
Another LF camera. I don't really have the time...

Another LF camera. I don't really have the time to use them as much as I like, and I have enough already, but started falling for the Arca's...
Compared to Leica stuff, it actually seems somewhat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By BTMarcais
M3 with 21SA the frames have barely any space at...

M3 with 21SA the frames have barely any space at all between them. The thickness of a hair or so. I ALWAYS know when I've shot something with that lens!

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,033
Posted By BTMarcais
Added to my watch list. :) -Brian (yea,...

Added to my watch list. :)

-Brian

(yea, definitely not "mint")
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-25-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 9,729
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, first off, my son (almost 4 years old) is...

Well, first off, my son (almost 4 years old) is pretty definitive that he likes "The Little Observer" the best.
He calls it: "The one with the feet!"!
His #2: The Pigeon is Watching
3: Alone

Not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By BTMarcais
The lab by me will do the negs (7$ b/w 5$ c-41)...

The lab by me will do the negs (7$ b/w 5$ c-41) but have no way of doing the prints. That seems like a really nice price for process and print. I ended up getting a neg carrier for the 23C...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,995
Posted By BTMarcais
We've had both in the store, and you won't go...

We've had both in the store, and you won't go wrong either way. My vote would be silver though. It's really nice looking- much better than the photos online would lead you to believe.
-Brian
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-17-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 18,168
Posted By BTMarcais
I'm in. -Brian

I'm in.

-Brian
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,674
Posted By BTMarcais
Ronald- about how much do they charge for B/W...

Ronald-
about how much do they charge for B/W 35mm and 120? (and E-6 120) I visit my in-laws in Den Haag every couple of years, and it would be nice to have one less round of x-rays to go through w/...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,906
Posted By BTMarcais
My wife vetoed the accordion- my brother has it...

My wife vetoed the accordion- my brother has it now.

-Brian
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,884
Posted By BTMarcais
It seems like whenever I'm ready to actually buy...

It seems like whenever I'm ready to actually buy something, prices go up.
So feel free to blame me. :)

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 9,255
Posted By BTMarcais
Heard we're probably only expecting a 1/2 dozen...

Heard we're probably only expecting a 1/2 dozen or so TOTAL this month, all combinations, and that supply probably won't stabilize until sometime next month at the soonest.

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By BTMarcais
My last trip I brought the M6, 21/50 (for B/W),...

My last trip I brought the M6, 21/50 (for B/W), and the olympus E-P3 w/ 17 (and m-mount adapter) for color and happy snaps. Worked fine, not too bulky, could fit it all (and film) and a flash in my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By BTMarcais
what they said. For some reason I see B/W...

what they said.

For some reason I see B/W better with the leica anyway, color w/ an SLR, view camera, or digital.

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 7,329
Posted By BTMarcais
(guess I wasn't the only on thinking about this....

(guess I wasn't the only on thinking about this. :))

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 7,329
Posted By BTMarcais
Cosmo- you can turn the power zoom off, and...

Cosmo- you can turn the power zoom off, and manually zoom the lens. I don't have one to play with right now, but you just slide the zoom ring either forward or backward (can't remember which) and it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By BTMarcais
FYI, I definitely do NOT use a 3 compartment...

FYI, I definitely do NOT use a 3 compartment insert w/ the 803. I find that I don't need much padding (if you swing your bag into a wall you might have issues, but if you're swinging your bag into...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,345
Posted By BTMarcais
For Handheld shooting I usually use the wireframe...

For Handheld shooting I usually use the wireframe finder for 4x5, and ignore the optical finder- but when I got a 6x12 back (and later 6x7) I made masks for the optical finder.
For the GG I just...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,969
Posted By BTMarcais
FYI- don't get confused too much with the...

FYI- don't get confused too much with the differences between the 5x7 and 4x5 models. There are a LOT of changes between a tech III and IV 4x5 camera, but not much between the III and IV on the 5x7...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By BTMarcais
5x7 is my favorite of the LF formats I've tried....

5x7 is my favorite of the LF formats I've tried. Like shadowfox, I have a burke and james- not too pricey, LOTS of movements, and very capable. (Actually getting ready to sell it though, I spent a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By BTMarcais
You could probably come pretty close to getting...

You could probably come pretty close to getting it all in an 803. When I had my TLR I used to carry the yashicamat, canon F-1N w/ 28mm mounted, 50mm (and sometimes 100mm) lens in the main...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-01-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 9,255
Posted By BTMarcais
At the shop I work at we sold our first shipment...

At the shop I work at we sold our first shipment out over that weekend, and pretty much all of the cameras that have been trickling in have already been spoken for.
They aren't coming in nearly fast...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,969
Posted By BTMarcais
It's not a [I]bad[I] price, but not great. If...

It's not a [I]bad[I] price, but not great. If it's the one that's been sitting on
the 'bay for a while it has the older style back for the metal single sheet
holders. Not so useful as-is, and not...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By BTMarcais
I usually have it all out of the package, bagged...

I usually have it all out of the package, bagged in clear ziplock bags. Has the added advantage of taking up quite a bit less space in my camera bag!
-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 6,609
Posted By BTMarcais
So usually it's because I want a different lens...

So usually it's because I want a different lens on each body. 21/50 or 50/90 most often.

BUT....
The M3 lives in a tan 1/2 case with a brown strap,
The M6TTL in a black 1/2 case with a black strap....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-16-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 213,213
Posted By BTMarcais
Jamie- there was still one left when I left work...

Jamie- there was still one left when I left work today... :)
You'll have to stop in and check it out.
It's a quick little guy, that's for sure!

-Brian
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-09-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 14,118
Posted By BTMarcais
I think the remarks about the Contax G2 are spot...

I think the remarks about the Contax G2 are spot on. I had, loved, and got along very well with my G2 before getting bitten by the leica bug, and it is the AF camera I am most familiar with by far....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By BTMarcais
It actually makes cutting the negs very difficult...

It actually makes cutting the negs very difficult w/ my SA 21mm- there's such a tiny sliver of space between the negs that I'd say at least 25% of the time I don't quite get it right, and nick the...
Forum: Travel 04-08-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By BTMarcais
Just after I get back from traveling too-- It's...

Just after I get back from traveling too-- It's been awhile since I've been to a meet-up, so keep me posted.
Francisco- if you're in Berkeley, stop into Looking Glass and say hi- If I can't make the...
Forum: Travel 04-08-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By BTMarcais
Visiting the Netherlands Apr-May

I'll be in the Netherlands from 4/23-5/13 visiting family (my wife is dutch) and friends, and trying to get a little time out and about to play with the cameras in between visits.

Anyone up for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, I can shoot a rifle or handgun with my...

Well, I can shoot a rifle or handgun with my right eye- learned because I am right handed.
A bow with my left eye and adjusted sights.
A camera- left eye only. I CAN do it with my right if I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By BTMarcais
Keith- most of the images in my rff gallery are...

Keith- most of the images in my rff gallery are hp5 in XTOL.

(35mm though- the 120 is usually sfx200 or some other fun oddity)

It's a good combination IMHO.

-Brian
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-07-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,643
Posted By BTMarcais
That is parralax correction- it's moving the box...

That is parralax correction- it's moving the box depending on how far/close you're focused at to compensate for the difference between what the lens is seeing and what you're seeing through the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By BTMarcais
when the filter gets scratched up, then replace...

when the filter gets scratched up, then replace it with the MRC.

I use filters because I DON'T use a lens cap much if I'm out and about... with the rangefinders I end up with a few blank shots where...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 249
Views: 32,023
Posted By BTMarcais
Kent- you'll like it. Think contax G2, but a...

Kent- you'll like it. Think contax G2, but a little bigger, lighter, and with a better viewfinder. Been playing with them at work for a couple days, I hope we got some more 35's in on my day off...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-05-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,634
Posted By BTMarcais
I think whether the size is an issue or not...

I think whether the size is an issue or not depends on what you're used to. I've had an EP3 since they first came out, and got to play with a (pre-production) EM5 a month or so back. Control layout...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,559
Posted By BTMarcais
So we got ours in at work a couple days ago... my...

So we got ours in at work a couple days ago... my thoughts: Easier to figure out than the X100 was, focus about the same, but a little easier to deal with in the OVF (corrected AF frame enabled), and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,559
Posted By BTMarcais
We should get our shipment at the shop tomorrow,...

We should get our shipment at the shop tomorrow, we should have enough that I can put one out to demo, i'll see how using the optical finder affects the chatter, and how loud it gets. Can't wait to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,553
Posted By BTMarcais
31. Just before my son was born, got it back from...

31. Just before my son was born, got it back from a must needed shutter servicing in time to take photos of his 2nd day in the world...

An M3 and collapsible 'cron.
It was a gateway purchase...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By BTMarcais
"should I get another bag?" yes. do you need...

"should I get another bag?"
yes.

do you need it?
no.

(why I have a closet full of camera bags)

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-11-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,108
Posted By BTMarcais
I've got an E-P3, and I planned on getting the...

I've got an E-P3, and I planned on getting the VF-2 right away.
That was in August. Still haven't gotten it.

In general I think I do prefer having an eye level finder, and catch myself putting the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By BTMarcais
Jamie- I think it'll look better all black, but...

Jamie- I think it'll look better all black, but that's just me.

(blender and all I probably would've left it as-is... but that's largely laziness on my part I have to admit. :))

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By BTMarcais
Has anyone actually read the fine print on the...

Has anyone actually read the fine print on the back of the Pelican cases? You know, the heavy plastic waterproof hard cases that look like they'll protect your gear against pretty much anything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,519
Posted By BTMarcais
Olympus Pen E-p3 w/ pentax 43mm f/1.9, and M6TTL...

Olympus Pen E-p3 w/ pentax 43mm f/1.9, and M6TTL w/ 50 lux v.2 (neopan 400)

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,743
Posted By BTMarcais
I'll miss this... I won't be in the Netherlands...

I'll miss this... I won't be in the Netherlands until late in April...
You guys have fun!

-Brian
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-23-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,561
Posted By BTMarcais
back to the somewhat original topic: I voted...

back to the somewhat original topic:
I voted black... but I saw a chrome one when the Oly rep was in the shop yesterday.
It's MUCH nicer looking in real life than in the photos, and I would probably...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,833
Posted By BTMarcais
Actually, the point of using the larger film is...

Actually, the point of using the larger film is at least partly BECAUSE of the sharpness restraints in pinhole photography. The larger the film size, the less you have to enlarge the image (if at...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-11-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,634
Posted By BTMarcais
I've only had my E-p3 for about 6 months. And I...

I've only had my E-p3 for about 6 months. And I really do like it. I'd be tempted (I AM tempted!) by the OM-D except that I haven't had the E-P3 for all that long. So I probably WILL get it, or the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,188
Posted By BTMarcais
I actually like the way it attaches. What I hate...

I actually like the way it attaches. What I hate is the plastic/rubber/whatever pad in the middle of the strap. I wish it was soft and flexible all the way around.
So, no, I don't use mine. I have...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-31-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,854
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, I'm about 5'3" (160cm), so I don't think...

Well, I'm about 5'3" (160cm), so I don't think I've ever really needed to crouch down that much... more standing on my tippy-toes...

My college buddies are all rowers, and probably average about...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By BTMarcais
It's a good lens. Comparable in size to the...

It's a good lens. Comparable in size to the Rokkor that I used to have, (maybe a little shorter w/ the hood off) not built quite as well, but no slouch. Kept this over the Rokkor mostly because I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,073
Posted By BTMarcais
I think part of the OP's point is that film WAS...

I think part of the OP's point is that film WAS mainstream not so very long ago.
It's amazing just how fast it's dropped out of the general consciousness.

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,073
Posted By BTMarcais
I definitely get the "they still make film?"...

I definitely get the "they still make film?" comments all the time. Even when I'm @ work with a big wall (and fridge) of film on either side of me!

Eric- the first thing I noticed on your blog post...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 14,376
Posted By BTMarcais
Heh- no wonder people are complaining already...

Heh- no wonder people are complaining already then! :-)

"Why'd you listen to ME? what do I know about cameras?"
:bang:

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,150
Posted By BTMarcais
My kit for a long time was 21/35/90. I've moved...

My kit for a long time was 21/35/90. I've moved from the 35 to shooting more with a 50 though. If I want wide, I usually want WIIIDE, so the 21 works better for me than a 24/25.

So, for ME:...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,167
Posted By BTMarcais
There's still the x100 for the 35mm FOV, so that...

There's still the x100 for the 35mm FOV, so that doesn't worry me so much.

I'm more of a fifty guy anyway though...

-Brian
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By BTMarcais
I did lots of low-light shooting w/ my old...

I did lots of low-light shooting w/ my old collapsible 'cron before I got the v3 E43 summilux. F2 is definitely manageable most of the time, and you could always keep
the 40mm for when you need to...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By BTMarcais
Dave- the sb-n5 has a non-standard shoe and...

Dave- the sb-n5 has a non-standard shoe and contacts, and ONLY works w/
the new Nikon V1 (just the V1-the J1 has no flash connection). It is powered
by the camera, and has no battery/ power supply of...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,315
Posted By BTMarcais
I was wondering if I was the only one thinking...

I was wondering if I was the only one thinking that....

-Brian
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,950
Posted By BTMarcais
Why didn't I ever think of that?:bang: Trying...

Why didn't I ever think of that?:bang:
Trying this tomorrow, wonder if it'll work on the M6TTL too...

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2011
Replies: 175
Poll: 35 or 50?
Views: 33,425
Posted By BTMarcais
What Gabor said. And oddly enough I have the same...

What Gabor said. And oddly enough I have the same number of M or LTM 50's...!

-Brian


(and one of MY favorites is my pentax 43mm, just to throw something thats not a 35/50 OR 40mm out there :))
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By BTMarcais
#3 for me too. Better composition, and you get a...

#3 for me too. Better composition, and you get a good sense of the environment, while still seeing that big huge turtle in the foreground!
-Brian
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By BTMarcais
Can't think of one exactly like what you're...

Can't think of one exactly like what you're asking for. An F6 would probably be the right size though, you'd lose the side pockets (but get a much bigger zippered front pocket and bigger flap and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By BTMarcais
Sounds like you might need a service? My IIIG is...

Sounds like you might need a service? My IIIG is by no means as easy to focus as my M3, but I can definitely see and focus w/ it even in dark smoky bar light.
You do need to have your eye centered...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,008
Posted By BTMarcais
F2 with a DE-1 non-metered prism here. STILL...

F2 with a DE-1 non-metered prism here.
STILL bulkier than my preference, but a nice feeling piece of gear none the less.

-Brian
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-11-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 7,959
Posted By BTMarcais
Steve- its bigger than the s90/95/100, not any...

Steve- its bigger than the s90/95/100, not any bigger than a g12, feels Much better made. Has a little bigger sensor than any of those. Good vf, nice screen on back, seems to share some of the menu/...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,580
Posted By BTMarcais
it took me FOURTEEN Years to get my f-803 looking...

it took me FOURTEEN Years to get my f-803 looking that ragged! And I almost always had that bag with me.

What was I doing wrong? :-)

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,071
Posted By BTMarcais
I gotta say though, as much as we might complain...

I gotta say though, as much as we might complain about them shutting down another film, this thread has been up ALL DAY and there's only 20 responses so far. Either we're just not paying attention to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 7,631
Posted By BTMarcais
SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 My problem is simply...

SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4

My problem is simply picking ONE 50.
I feel I'm not alone here...

-Brian
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2011
Replies: 208
Views: 27,319
Posted By BTMarcais
My first reaction was "well, just one, of...

My first reaction was "well, just one, of course"... and then I realized just how wrong that was...

I actually have loaded:

M6TTL: neopan 400
Zeiss Super Ikonta 531 A: SFX 200
Holga:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By BTMarcais
And here I was hoping for a 50-90-135...

And here I was hoping for a 50-90-135 tri-elmar...
Oh well.

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By BTMarcais
Vicente- definitely the amadeo adapter. You found...

Vicente- definitely the amadeo adapter. You found an M3 already? Bring it by when you get a chance!
And I loved my nikkor 5cm 1.4 when I had the S2. enough that i keep an eye out for an LTM copy now....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By BTMarcais
I agree with Erik on the FIKUS. I have and use...

I agree with Erik on the FIKUS. I have and use one, but it feels like it weighs more than the elmar I have it on!

- Brian
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-06-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 12,627
Posted By BTMarcais
Glad it's working out for you Sam- looks...

Glad it's working out for you Sam- looks great!

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By BTMarcais
Yup, should work just fine. I used to use one on...

Yup, should work just fine. I used to use one on my M6TTL before I sold the lens.

-Brian
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,667
Posted By BTMarcais
I've played with one in the store I work at a...

I've played with one in the store I work at a little bit, but that's it. Seems to work OK, I definitely like the lower less obtrusive profile, and that I still get bounce in such a small flash. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By BTMarcais
I went crazy olympus style this time around....

I went crazy olympus style this time around. E-P3, 17mm, 14-42 (on it's way), FL-300R flash, large grip, and adapters for my pentax and leica lenses. In my defense, I won some $ that had to be spent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,519
Posted By BTMarcais
today/tonight Olympus Pen E-P3 with 17mm, and...

today/tonight Olympus Pen E-P3 with 17mm, and M6TTL .85 w/ 50 lux and tmax 3200. Having fun with the Pen as a carry-everywhere camera.
-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2011
Replies: 470
Views: 99,339
Posted By BTMarcais
Of course, now that I'm actually in the market...

Of course, now that I'm actually in the market for one of these the prices are getting silly.

If I BUY one though, the price will go down. Just in time for me to realize I like my 50's better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 13,065
Posted By BTMarcais
Mike, I love how we just trade gear around on...

Mike, I love how we just trade gear around on this forum. Dave has my old ZM 25, you have his 75, I guess I need to buy something from YOU now to keep things even? (SWC??? :))... and then if I end up...
Forum: RFF News 08-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,136
Posted By BTMarcais
Actually a reason to wish I still lived in...

Actually a reason to wish I still lived in Rochester!

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-11-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By BTMarcais
So the ONLY reason Dave ended up w/ the 25mm from...

So the ONLY reason Dave ended up w/ the 25mm from me is that I picked up a 21SA. No question for me, 25 over 28. (but I went for WIDE, so 21 works). That ZM 25 is a pretty amazingly good lens, lives...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By BTMarcais
How are you liking that 25 by the way...

How are you liking that 25 by the way Dave?

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 13,065
Posted By BTMarcais
The 35 and 50 summarit seem to be the only lenses...

The 35 and 50 summarit seem to be the only lenses we can keep in stock at the shop I work at... and yes, they are TINY.

-Brian
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,681
Posted By BTMarcais
Like a few others, answered "2-3", but I do have...

Like a few others, answered "2-3", but I do have a monopod too. and some tiny little table toppers that won't actually support any of my cameras that I use for flashes and such. My tripods are...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-22-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,501
Posted By BTMarcais
+1 My bessa 66 is smaller (and quite a bit...

+1
My bessa 66 is smaller (and quite a bit lighter!)
than my super ikonta 531 ( which is only 645).

-Brian
Forum: RFF Polls 07-18-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,866
Posted By BTMarcais
RF mostly, because of the size. I can always have...

RF mostly, because of the size. I can always have something with me. (Although sometimes that's my pentax MX too...)

But when I really go out with shooting in mind, it's 50/50 whether I'll bring the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-09-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By BTMarcais
Probably not so helpful, but I use a graflex roll...

Probably not so helpful, but I use a graflex roll back on my horseman VH with no modifications. Which is exactly the opposite of what you're trying to do, I know.

-Brian
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2011
Replies: 105
Views: 9,181
Posted By BTMarcais
My biggest problem is finding ones that fit. I'm...

My biggest problem is finding ones that fit. I'm a bit on the small side, and with most mens shoes starting at size 7 or even 8, well, I need around a 6 or so. Sometimes a smallish 7 works, but not...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,827
Posted By BTMarcais
Generally I'll try to stay @ 1/30th or faster,...

Generally I'll try to stay @ 1/30th or faster, but I find I can usually hit 1/10th if I'm well braced. Oddly enough 1/8th is noticeably more of a problem, so if I know I'm shooting some available...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,838
Posted By BTMarcais
Gary- We've gone through quite a few X100...

Gary- We've gone through quite a few X100 shipments here already, but I've only seen 1 case (the first one the Fuji rep had ever actually seen!), 2 hood sets, and about 1/2 dozen filter adapters,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,142
Posted By BTMarcais
FWIW, the 645 back for the mamiya RB is also...

FWIW, the 645 back for the mamiya RB is also vertical.

But yes, all the native 645 SLRs I know of shoot horizontal.

-Brian
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By BTMarcais
yes please. -Brian

yes please.

-Brian
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-27-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 15,496
Posted By BTMarcais
Some of my favorite shots w/ the hexar (that I...

Some of my favorite shots w/ the hexar (that I don't have anymore :( ) were actually taken in Toronto when I lived across the lake in Rochester... I'll have to see if I can dig them up. These would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By BTMarcais
I'm using the same one as everyone else up there....

I'm using the same one as everyone else up there. And it works just fine. (I paid to remove the banner ads too.)
Can't beat the price. :)
-Brian
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By BTMarcais
The 3021 is fine for field and lighter-weight...

The 3021 is fine for field and lighter-weight monorail cameras if you get a good head on it. the 055 series legs are the current equivalent.

-Brian
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,079
Posted By BTMarcais
The lomo films are generally repackaged and out...

The lomo films are generally repackaged and out of date films from brands such as agfa. Because the storage conditions and expiration dates are generally unknown, it's pretty nigh impossible to get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By BTMarcais
my M3 is older than my IIIg..... (which IS a '57...

my M3 is older than my IIIg..... (which IS a '57 I think...)

-Brian
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-16-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,074
Posted By BTMarcais
"For B&W I like the TMax 400 developed in Pyrocat...

"For B&W I like the TMax 400 developed in Pyrocat HD (1:1:100). If there was Delta 400 in 4x5" I would go for it. I had some problems with the HP5+ in Pyrocat HD (probably because of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,413
Posted By BTMarcais
FYI we're Leica dealers @ Looking Glass...

FYI we're Leica dealers @ Looking Glass now...
Introduce yourself if you stop by!

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,645
Posted By BTMarcais
FWIW mine is ser#759xxx and does have the...

FWIW mine is ser#759xxx and does have the screws...

-brian
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 8,788
Posted By BTMarcais
I have an M3, got an S2, sold the S2. I actually...

I have an M3, got an S2, sold the S2. I actually really liked the S2 on its own.... but shooting it with both it and a Leica M in the bag drove me nuts w/ the focusing/aperture turning the other...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2011
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,041
Posted By BTMarcais
I was thinking about the Canon 19mm lens too-...

I was thinking about the Canon 19mm lens too-
The FL version for the canon SLR's should give the same look, and be at least somewhat easier to find, and definitely less expensive than the LTM...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By BTMarcais
Everything you've picked out there should work...

Everything you've picked out there should work fine. I generally go along w/ using water for a stop, supposedly you have less instance of pinholes (which i've only ever had issues w/ on large format...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 12,538
Posted By BTMarcais
I'm another 21/50/90 user. (it used to be...

I'm another 21/50/90 user. (it used to be 21/35/90 though)
I find that 50 is the most useful length for me, I like being able to isolate my subject a little more than I can with a 35. (Which is why...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4,165
Posted By BTMarcais
I'll go with Raid on this one- I've had my Tamron...

I'll go with Raid on this one- I've had my Tamron 90mm F/2.5 for years, and absolutely love it.
(It only goes to 1:2 with out a tube, but if you pick up the Flat-Field 2x converter they made for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By BTMarcais
my 531 takes A32 size filters, slipped in to the...

my 531 takes A32 size filters, slipped in to the little groove around the lens. an A36 might fit around the outside of the focus ring though...?
And yes, a hood is well worth it- a very fun camera...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2011
Replies: 308
Views: 32,763
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, I need to change my count. I have 5 for RF,...

Well, I need to change my count. I have 5 for RF, 2 for SLR (and one 50 f/2.8 tessar w/ issues sitting on an exakta for display)

Elmar f/3.5 LTM (uncoated)
Collapsible Summicron LTM

Collapsible...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By BTMarcais
The one I've been using has a bracket showing...

The one I've been using has a bracket showing which part of the scene it's actually metering, like a semi-spot meter. What's the metering pattern like on yours? Centerweighted I'm assuming, since I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,054
Posted By BTMarcais
I use an old uncoated elmar f/3.5 on my bodies...

I use an old uncoated elmar f/3.5 on my bodies sometimes. I have it to use w/ my screwmount bodies mostly, but it's so tiny when it's collapsed it makes the M almost a pocket camera, definitely comes...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-28-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,004
Posted By BTMarcais
Canon F-1N. I had two, now I have none, and it's...

Canon F-1N. I had two, now I have none, and it's one of the few camera's that have come and gone that I really miss sometimes. Sold it because I wasn't using it much after picking up a contax G1/G2...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-22-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 14,216
Posted By BTMarcais
I've had glasses since I was 7, and I guess I'm...

I've had glasses since I was 7, and I guess I'm just used to them. Yes, my last pair got amazingly scratched up after I got an M3, but I'm a bit more careful now, and really have no problem seeing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 4,569
Posted By BTMarcais
I have a SPII, a black MX, PZ1-P and K10d, all...

I have a SPII, a black MX, PZ1-P and K10d, all see use (although I'm still more likely to shoot the leica's when I'm out and about)
That 50mm f/1.4 SMC is hard to beat!

-Brian
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-03-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,228
Posted By BTMarcais
Kent- FWIW I liked MY photos better on the white....

Kent- FWIW I liked MY photos better on the white. :) Maybe a grey?

-Brian
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-03-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,228
Posted By BTMarcais
( from the voting-only thread) Worthwhile...

( from the voting-only thread)



Worthwhile checking out both the regular gallery and the ipad workaround- one is on a black background, and one is on white. Generally it doesn't matter much, but...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-03-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,145
Posted By BTMarcais
1. Portal 2. Judgement Day 3. Man Descending...

1. Portal
2. Judgement Day
3. Man Descending Staircase
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-14-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 6,662
Posted By BTMarcais
Rob- If you have the same Fuji vest I do, it's...

Rob- If you have the same Fuji vest I do, it's actually a Domke w/ the Fuji name on it.
I like mine, even if I don't use it that much. But partly I like it because it actually FITS! I'm on the small...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-25-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,007
Posted By BTMarcais
My one body, one lens, bag is the Billingham...

My one body, one lens, bag is the Billingham Stowaway Pola. You might be able to get away w/ one of the smaller size stowaways, but this gives me enough space to toss in a meter if I need it, or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2010
Replies: 127
Views: 10,091
Posted By BTMarcais
(actually, for how much stuff I've bought... that...

(actually, for how much stuff I've bought... that list isn't too bad...)

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2010
Replies: 127
Views: 10,091
Posted By BTMarcais
Winder for my Pentax MX- way to loud, and the...

Winder for my Pentax MX- way to loud, and the grips not all that great.

Pentax PZ-1p: i'd used one of these when they first came out and liked it, searched for one a couple years ago and finally...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,318
Posted By BTMarcais
Karl @ Seawood Photo up in Marin has always been...

Karl @ Seawood Photo up in Marin has always been pretty good for that kind of thing. It might still take a month depending on how backlogged he is at the time, but I doubt it will cost 350$...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 8,719
Posted By BTMarcais
Well, I voted M3. (the only one so far!) There's...

Well, I voted M3. (the only one so far!)
There's just something about the lines and the raised windows on the M3 that I love, and after handling a (original!) black paint M3, I'm not sure that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 9,728
Posted By BTMarcais
Den Haag,...

Den Haag, 2009
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26799/U26799I1249793979.SEQ.0.jpg

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2010
Replies: 130
Views: 16,634
Posted By BTMarcais
The majority of my shooting right now is w/ my...

The majority of my shooting right now is w/ my leicas, but if it's a camera, I'll shoot it! In my cabinet I have everything from minox to 5x7, some RF, some SLR, some view cameras, TLR, scale focus,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By BTMarcais
I've had no problem seeing mine at all. Probably...

I've had no problem seeing mine at all. Probably a tiny bit easier than seeing the M3's framelines. (and yes, I wear glasses)

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,519
Posted By BTMarcais
holga w/ SFX 200 and a rollei 35T w/ Efke IR 820...

holga w/ SFX 200 and a rollei 35T w/ Efke IR 820 (and a red filter)

-Brian
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,728
Posted By BTMarcais
The IIIG doesn't seem THAT much bigger to me, but...

The IIIG doesn't seem THAT much bigger to me, but it is a bit taller. width and depth are the same. The bigger viewfinder is great though.

Helen, the differences are: Bigger viewfinder, with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-26-2010
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,041
Posted By BTMarcais
I'm trying not to think along these lines now...

I'm trying not to think along these lines now that I ended up w/ a IIIG.... I love my M mount, but keep thinking about having a 21 for the barnack too...

(does a IIIG actually count as a barnack...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 4,025
Posted By BTMarcais
Either way could rather quickly get us in trouble...

Either way could rather quickly get us in trouble w/ our wives... :)

I thought the graphs were especially fun, even if they only had Leica point and shoots, no M or R cameras in the mix.

Oh, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 4,025
Posted By BTMarcais
This...

This (http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/dont-be-ugly-by-accident/) is probably worth a read (and at least somewhat on-topic...)

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By BTMarcais
Ditto. That's what i use too. -Brian

Ditto.
That's what i use too.

-Brian
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-15-2010
Replies: 202
Views: 42,452
Posted By BTMarcais
Almost completely film. Once in a while the DSLR...

Almost completely film. Once in a while the DSLR comes out, but rarely.

I'd shoot more digi if someone wants to donate a m8/m9.... but I doubt that'll happen. :)
I'm pretty happy in the darkroom...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By BTMarcais
Works on mine. -Brian

Works on mine.

-Brian
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By BTMarcais
This definitely has happened to me (even without...

This definitely has happened to me (even without the hard-hat :))...
especially if I'm setting up the Ries (http://riestripod.com/tripics.htm#tri1) (big wooden tripod) for the 5x7...

-Brian
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By BTMarcais
One of our regulars just came into Looking Glass...

One of our regulars just came into Looking Glass tonight w/ a CLE and a voigtlander 25mm (2nd version, RF coupled).
The VF looked 'close enough' for the 25 if you use the entire finder.

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,519
Posted By BTMarcais
Getting ready to leave for work. Going in my...

Getting ready to leave for work.
Going in my bag: Leica IIIG, elmar 3.5 (uncoated), FIKUS, Hp5+.
New-to-me camera I did NOT plan on buying.:rolleyes:

I'm going to have to sell something else to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By BTMarcais
Works fine for me w/ the SF-20, SC-17 and my...

Works fine for me w/ the SF-20, SC-17 and my M6TTL too.
As long as the connections are in the right place it's not a problem, and in this case they match up fine.

-Brian
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2010
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,519
Posted By BTMarcais
Had the Super Ikonta A (645) with me today, old...

Had the Super Ikonta A (645) with me today, old 30's uncoated tessar, w/ triX loaded.

Now I'm home, and in reach is a minox B, but everything else is less than 10 steps away.

-Brian
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By BTMarcais
Last summer I brought Hp5+ and Neopan 1600 for my...

Last summer I brought Hp5+ and Neopan 1600 for my trip to the Netherlands, but I spent a lot of time inside, and hiking in the forest, so the faster films were helpful.
(I also had SFX200 in my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By BTMarcais
Keith...- do PAPER negatives count? :) Load RC...

Keith...- do PAPER negatives count?
:)
Load RC paper in the speed graphic, shoot, tray process, dry, scan/invert. should be able to beat chris's time there.

Unfortunately my darkroom and scanner...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,308
Posted By BTMarcais
I love mine. If you like the look, and like the...

I love mine. If you like the look, and like the 21mm length, go for it!
-Brian
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-01-2010
Replies: 1,352
Views: 401,041
Posted By BTMarcais
it can also take series VII drop in filters if...

it can also take series VII drop in filters if you have the hood...

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By BTMarcais
I've been a bit lax in posting images for a...

I've been a bit lax in posting images for a while. Maybe I can start adding some more in a couple weeks. I've GOT new photos, just haven't had time to shoot them AND post them, much less deal with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By BTMarcais
Black isn't interesting enough for you Keith?...

Black isn't interesting enough for you Keith? :)

-Brian
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,797
Posted By BTMarcais
12 grand sounds about right. Tough to find them...

12 grand sounds about right. Tough to find them in mint condition because the paint wears pretty easily.
-Brian
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By BTMarcais
Here's one of mine w/ konica IR on an old Zeiss...

Here's one of mine w/ konica IR on an old Zeiss Super Ikonta A (6x4.5), with an uncoated tessarhttp://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26799/U26799I1249368696.SEQ.0.jpg

Almost everything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,824
Posted By BTMarcais
5x7 is my second most used film format (after...

5x7 is my second most used film format (after 35mm). I almost always do contact prints, since I like small prints anyway. Also, I like the wider proportions better than 4x5, and like carrying the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By BTMarcais
...Remind me NOT to ever give you one of these...

...Remind me NOT to ever give you one of these then... :eek:

(not that I can afford all the lenses I want for MYSELF anyway...)


-Brian
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,453
Posted By BTMarcais
M http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gall...

M

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26799/U26799I1253340838.SEQ.0.jpg

Marquee

-Brian
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By BTMarcais
What Brett said. I went through a couple that...

What Brett said. I went through a couple that ended up being basically unrepairable.
(and NO, you probably can't repair one yourself easily. don't ask how I know, but there's lots of tiny parts...
Forum: Off Topic 06-23-2010
Replies: 959
Views: 20,174
Posted By BTMarcais
wow. -Brian

wow.

-Brian
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-20-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 6,511
Posted By BTMarcais
FWIW I know we don't have it at Looking...

FWIW I know we don't have it at Looking Glass.
The only 6x7's we have right now are a pentax kit, and a koni-omega. :)


-Brian
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