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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 996
Posted By taemo
I'm currently using an Amazon Fire tablet as a...

I'm currently using an Amazon Fire tablet as a light source, lego bricks as risers and sandwhiching the negative film between ANR glasses
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,611
Views: 651,964
Posted By taemo
Taken with the X100V, sadly I'm returning my copy...

Taken with the X100V, sadly I'm returning my copy as there's a spec of dust inside the lens.

SOOC Classic Neg, ISO 200, 1/120s, f/2
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596516957_5711aeab1d_c.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,756
Posted By taemo
the Instax Wide 210 is a fixed f/11 lens from...

the Instax Wide 210 is a fixed f/11 lens from what I recall.
th RF70 goes up to f/5.6, usable and good starting at f/8.

I've owned the Instax Wide 210 and it is a fine P&S Instax Wide camera, I went...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,756
Posted By taemo
lovely shots. what instant camera did you use it...

lovely shots. what instant camera did you use it on?
Also keep in mind that you are comparing ISO100 instant film vs ISO800. And no Instax camera with sharp premium lens out there.
Always wanted an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2020
Replies: 144
Views: 13,281
Posted By taemo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575891281_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575891281_c6d2e8b987_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iwRphe)Leica M3 + 50mm Summicron Collapsible + Gold 200 (https://flic.kr/p/2iwRphe) by earl dieta...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,756
Posted By taemo
I'm fairly happy with Instax in general, wish...

I'm fairly happy with Instax in general, wish that they made a slower version though (100 or 200) but I understand why they went with 800.

I have the RF70 that I shoot Instax Wide on and get great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,410
Posted By taemo
fantastic shots with the 50mm focal length! The...

fantastic shots with the 50mm focal length!

The Rigid Summicron was the standard lens for the early M3 then?
I have a collapsible 50mm Summicron and love using it on mine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
congrats on the recognition! looking forward...

congrats on the recognition! looking forward reading the article later this afternoon.

I just sold my CV 35mm f2 Ultron last night in anticipation of this lens. For the time being I will be shooting...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,230
Posted By taemo
From this article, author is saying that the XF...

From this article, author is saying that the XF 23mm f2 is very slightly better than the 23mm f2...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By taemo
I have used my Collapsible 50mm Summicron on a...

I have used my Collapsible 50mm Summicron on a M240 with no issues.
IQ performance on digital for this old lens is amazing as well.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
I put my daughters initials and DOB.. now I'm...

I put my daughters initials and DOB.. now I'm wishing I put CHICRON instead lol.

if I pre-order the 50 1.2, it will be CHINOX
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,230
Posted By taemo
it is not my style of photography either but it...

it is not my style of photography either but it can create interesting images.

there's no one correct way of doing photography just like there's no single way of painting with a brush.

I watched...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By taemo
I love the Hexar RF and wouldn't mind getting...

I love the Hexar RF and wouldn't mind getting another one (if I can find it at a good price) however the shutter sound and its reliance to electronics made me feel unease.

however IIRC it is the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By taemo
of the 3, IMO the purest RF camera is the...

of the 3, IMO the purest RF camera is the M5.

another factor to consider is shutter sound. the M5 will be more quite than Bessa and RF in order.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMLm4dthVE

if you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
this lens might make my CV 35mm f2 Ultron...

this lens might make my CV 35mm f2 Ultron redundant
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
I forgot to ask but has pricing been...

I forgot to ask but has pricing been finalized?
Also I was also interested on the 35mm AUX viewfinder, is this available now as well?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,610
Posted By taemo
i had a lot of fun shooting with a Rebel XT when...

i had a lot of fun shooting with a Rebel XT when I first started getting into photgraphy.
5D too as it was the entry to digital full frame

always lusted for a 1Ds2 or 1Ds3... might consider one one...
Forum: Travel 01-25-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,660
Posted By taemo
Fantastic shots, has gotten me excited as we are...

Fantastic shots, has gotten me excited as we are planning on going to Cuba in April (couple of nights in Havana and Varadero).
We are planning to stay in Chinatown/Downtown side, is this the place to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
Happy new year! Thanks for the update. I was just...

Happy new year! Thanks for the update.
I was just worried that maybe you guys were having issues emailing the invoice to my account and then me ending up getting banned from future Mr Zhou projects...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
looks great, can't see mine but hopefully it is...

looks great, can't see mine but hopefully it is there.

question, did you guys send the invoice for the lens yet as I havent received anything yet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By taemo
didnt know what but you are right. i renewed my...

didnt know what but you are right.
i renewed my flickr in november but i might add another year at 2019...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 1,058
Views: 190,238
Posted By taemo
Scanned with EOS-R + EF 100mm 2.8 Macro and...

Scanned with EOS-R + EF 100mm 2.8 Macro and NLPv2

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49404268833_7564dd5f22_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igFMUv)Leica M3 + CV 21mm 3.5 + Kodak Gold 200...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 4,293
Posted By taemo
had a lot of fun shooting with the 21mm on the M3...

had a lot of fun shooting with the 21mm on the M3 over the Philippines. used it 95% of the shots.

really liking this focal length for close shots but finding that for farther subjects, I'm ending up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By taemo
misleading, I was hoping for a video on why 35mm...

misleading, I was hoping for a video on why 35mm is better than 120 :(

I understand some of the guy's point on 35mm but don't fully agree with it.
personally I would rather go 28mm or 50mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,318
Posted By taemo
I know what you mean, I was on a 3 weeks vacation...

I know what you mean, I was on a 3 weeks vacation in the Philippines and packed the following

Canon EOS-R + 50mm 1.8
Leica M3 + 21mm 3.5 and 35mm 2
Olympus Tough TG-5
Iphone 11Pro
Tripod

as it was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-20-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
I ordered the chrome version as I already have...

I ordered the chrome version as I already have the CV 35mm Ultron in black but wow the black paint version looks beautiful. almost tempted me to switch my order
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By taemo
you could also get an ais to eos adapter to use...

you could also get an ais to eos adapter to use the nikon mf lenses
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By taemo
perfect for the Leica SL 1& 2 or any other...

perfect for the Leica SL 1& 2 or any other mirrorless camera out there.

I don't fully agree with big and fast lenses on RF camera though
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By taemo
Recently I downsized my sony gear from A7RIII to...

Recently I downsized my sony gear from A7RIII to A7RII to A7 to finally getting rid of all my Sony gears and after 6 years I'm back to Canon and grabbed a EOS R

I don't miss Sony one bit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 366
Views: 47,488
Posted By taemo
Been also lusting for the K28/f2 but it is so...

Been also lusting for the K28/f2 but it is so expensive and hard to find now.
Don't know if I should settle for the inferior M version.
I have the following on my repertoire
M 28mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
In my case, this lens will be used on an M3 which...

In my case, this lens will be used on an M3 which doesn't have a 35mm frame line


Thanks, I see the post now from 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2019
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,783
Posted By taemo
Already have a CV 35mm Ultron f2 for modern...

Already have a CV 35mm Ultron f2 for modern rendering and a Leica 35mm 3.5 Summaron w/ Google and I was saving for the 7artisans 28mm 1.4 next but I've been silently following this from the start and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,008
Posted By taemo
Thank you...

Thank you Helen!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49094839793_6a2d1666ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hNkTr4)Canon EOS R + Voigtlander 35mm f2 Ultron (https://flic.kr/p/2hNkTr4) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By taemo
from what I've read and recall, it is better to...

from what I've read and recall, it is better to have the filter closer to the glass, it also minimizes the chance of light reflecting internally between the filter and front lens.

I would just buy a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,575
Posted By taemo
My vote also goes to the MX, size like the ME &...

My vote also goes to the MX, size like the ME & ME Super, is very small.
Fully manual too but you can use a battery if you want metering. and inexpensive.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-10-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,008
Posted By taemo
Very happy with this...

Very happy with this lens

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48857336946_c4669be0ed_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrmC7o)Leica M3 + CV 35mm f2 Ultron + HP5+ @400 (https://flic.kr/p/2hrmC7o) by earl...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,293
Posted By taemo
Loxia 21mm 2.8 is still the better lens vs the...

Loxia 21mm 2.8 is still the better lens vs the Skopar 21mm 3.5 M-mount on a Sony body. In terms of micro-contrast, corner sharpness and manual-focus experience
I miss the IQ a little but the Skopar...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By taemo
^X-T2 is however the 24MP sensor. I would also...

^X-T2 is however the 24MP sensor.

I would also recommend the XE-2, it's the body I keep on coming back when I'm itching to shoot Fuji. XE-1 is good too for native Fuji lenses but EVF is not the best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,540
Posted By taemo
outside of North America, largest I've traveled...

outside of North America, largest I've traveled with would be the Fuji GSW690III and smallest would also be the Nikon AF600.

within N.A. it would be a Toyo CF 4x5, smallest either the Nikon AF600 or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,036
Posted By taemo
this is probably my favorite X-Pro3 video that...

this is probably my favorite X-Pro3 video that I've seen so far, I like her documentary style.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwJDyhozJzs

i like the Dura black color but after seeing the video, the...
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By taemo
Raid, have you considered the Sony A7 series?...

Raid, have you considered the Sony A7 series?
The original Sony A7 goes for less than 800$ now a days, full frame. It would be a good inexpensive entry point before committing to the SL.
My...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,478
Posted By taemo
1/5 of our freezer is film, I still have 60-70...

1/5 of our freezer is film, I still have 60-70 35mm Neopan 400 in the freezer, bunch of HP5+, Acros 100 and Arista 100 in 35mm and 120.

Unfortunately not feeling shooting much B&W at the moment,...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By taemo
deciding between the M and SL all depends on the...

deciding between the M and SL all depends on the style of shooting that you like.

if you want to shoot manual-focus with a rangefinder, then really the Leica M is your only option.

I find the style...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-22-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,454
Posted By taemo
there hasnt been any corrosion issue on the M240...

there hasnt been any corrosion issue on the M240 so M10 will probably be ok.


when did you send your M9?

There's an online listing that I'm following for an M9 still with the original sensor and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,309
Posted By taemo
I know how you feel Kostya, same thing for me...

I know how you feel Kostya, same thing for me with 35mm on RF most of the time as I wear glasses.

Perhaps its because you are shooting on a 0.68 or 0.72 Leica so you are pre-composing already for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By taemo
From what I recall by default Flickr is set to...

From what I recall by default Flickr is set to allow everyone from being able to download your images including originals.
I don't recall what the default size is for displayed/shared photos...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By taemo
looking at this old article, it looks like it is...

looking at this old article, it looks like it is the same as the M240 where the tripod mount is in the body itself and centered with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 1,058
Views: 190,238
Posted By taemo
M3 DS, YGr filter, HP5+ @ 400 developed on HC-110...

M3 DS, YGr filter, HP5+ @ 400 developed on HC-110 dil.B

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48857337206_4664e5c517_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrmCbS)Leica M3 + CV 21mm f3.5 Skopar + HP5+ @400...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,677
Posted By taemo
I have a Leica M3 DS that I bought 4-5 years ago...

I have a Leica M3 DS that I bought 4-5 years ago after regretting selling my previous M3 DS, I vowed never to sell this, also probably my favorite camera of all time.

pondering the idea of getting...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 10-06-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By taemo
been lusting getting another X20, in daylight it...

been lusting getting another X20, in daylight it beats phones cameras IMO and I like OVF more than EVF, never really got interested on the X30 but maybe I should reconsider it.
if it has usb...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,008
Posted By taemo
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48857533442_91...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48857533442_91c1e8c4ee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrnCwf)Leica M3 + CV 35mm f2 Ultron + HP5+ @400 (https://flic.kr/p/2hrnCwf) by earl dieta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,805
Posted By taemo
Agree, I have the Nokton 40mm 1.4 MC and find...

Agree, I have the Nokton 40mm 1.4 MC and find that it is a nice in between 35mm and 50mm lens. Also plenty sharp at f4 or f5.6.

Looking forward to see pictures from your trip
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,805
Posted By taemo
nice, how was the trip? I was in Moraine Lake on...

nice, how was the trip?

I was in Moraine Lake on Sunday morning and there was less crowd than the previous week. (larch season is almost done and a lot colder now)

35mm focal length is so versatile...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By taemo
at f/22 or f/32 it better be sharp. the mint...

at f/22 or f/32 it better be sharp.
the mint still wins for compactness and already sharp at f8 - f11.
my only complaint with the mint is that it cant handle flare at all :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2019
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,059
Posted By taemo
forgot this thread existed, here's one taken with...

forgot this thread existed, here's one taken with the M3 + CV 40mm 1.4 MC + HP5+
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48480283776_0f9b6a9146_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gS38kE)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By taemo
I have a Domke F2 and as much as I love this bag,...

I have a Domke F2 and as much as I love this bag, IMO it is not Medium Format friendly. you might find it hard to stuff your P67, Leica and lenses in it.
Although the Leica should be small enough to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,805
Posted By taemo
I have multiple cameras at my disposal but like...

I have multiple cameras at my disposal but like others, I don't use or bring them with me all the time.
It all depends on the requirement of the jobs and what medium do I feel like using.
ie for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,008
Posted By taemo
Finally received my 35mm Ultron that will be...

Finally received my 35mm Ultron that will be paired with the 21mm 3.5 Skopar, hoping to do some more outdoor tests later this week

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48787798561_c8746cfa6d_b.jpg...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,102
Posted By taemo
RIP, a pioneer of travel and life photography

RIP, a pioneer of travel and life photography
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-02-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,008
Posted By taemo
I'm seeing these on Amazon now, any news for the...

I'm seeing these on Amazon now, any news for the 21mm 3.5 version by any chance?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,108
Posted By taemo
Likewise for me, fortunately of the 3 KS that...

Likewise for me, fortunately of the 3 KS that I've backed 2 were successfully completed other than the eternal Ferrania.
I dont even remember the last time we got an update from them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By taemo
I sold my 135L to get a 70-200 f/4 as yes, you...

I sold my 135L to get a 70-200 f/4 as yes, you sacrifice some bokeh (f2 vs f4) but you get a more versatile zoom lens

if you are shooting lots of events, the 70-200 is a no brainer but personally I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By taemo
I actually bought 2 EF lenses recently EF 135mm...

I actually bought 2 EF lenses recently

EF 135mm f2 L - my favourite lens, sold it couple of years ago and missed it. fantastic lens for portrait and love the 135mm focal length

EF 100mm f2.8 Macro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,349
Posted By taemo
I was more thinking “Damn Huss must be a retired...

I was more thinking “Damn Huss must be a retired millionare”!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 2,159
Posted By taemo
I have also come to this conclusion. If you...

I have also come to this conclusion.

If you want RF on a digital body, then your only option is to shoot Leica M.

I also find shooting manual-focus lenses on current digital bodies to be crude as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By taemo
have you contacted paypal already? ebay might...

have you contacted paypal already?
ebay might still be worth a shot, even if it has been 7 weeks, from what I recall you have 45 days to open a dispute with paypal.

either way you should still call...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By taemo
was the payment made through paypal? if yes, you...

was the payment made through paypal?
if yes, you could try open a dispute with them.
if all through ebay, worth a shot and call them, else be prepared to accept losing that item.

and yes, dont...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-19-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 109,721
Posted By taemo
great thread. A7RIII + CV 40mm...

great thread.

A7RIII + CV 40mm 1.4
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48287118227_6e77d124d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyY6Xa)Sony A7RIII + CV 40mm 1.4 (https://flic.kr/p/2gyY6Xa) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By taemo
that moment bag looks great.. something I might...

that moment bag looks great.. something I might be interested aswell.. however I cant seem to find any pictures or videos of a camera with lens inside the bag?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By taemo
my 2 favorite small travel camera bags are...

my 2 favorite small travel camera bags are
-Domke 5xb for 1-2 small cameras and lens
-Lowepro Terraclime 100 for 1 small camera and lens

The Terraclime should fit your need, very small, light,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,155
Posted By taemo
Funny enough, yesterday I had a lens listed on...

Funny enough, yesterday I had a lens listed on ebay for 1250$ OBO.
Someone lowballed me to 1100, I countered 1200, then he offered 1150 and I responded back 1180 but again he still offered 1150.
At...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,744
Posted By taemo
couple of years ago.. M240 with a Jupiter 8...

couple of years ago.. M240 with a Jupiter 8 lens
https://i.postimg.cc/PJstyr0b/11809931-876173132450203-365628584-n.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By taemo
I've debated selling my A7RIII (FF 42MP) for a...

I've debated selling my A7RIII (FF 42MP) for a GFX50R (MF 51MP) as I like to print large, at least 16x24 or 24x36 and from my experience, I couldn't notice any major advantage shooting with the Fuji...
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5,981
Posted By taemo
^congrats, that also looks to be an IV. glad to...

^congrats, that also looks to be an IV.

glad to hear that you enjoy the camera and thanks for sharing some shots taken with it.
i'm hoping to use a 35mm spooler adapter on mine for some pano shots.
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5,981
Posted By taemo
bumping this thread. anyone still shooting with...

bumping this thread.

anyone still shooting with a Super Ikonta III or IV?

just pulled the trigger on an IV and should be here later this week.
I was looking for a small portable 6x6 manual camera...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By taemo
that tenba byod 9 is tempting.. might have to try...

that tenba byod 9 is tempting.. might have to try one out!

just remembered that on our last trip i used a domke f5xb as camera insert on my backpack and worked perfectly with 2 camera and 2 lenses....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By taemo
I like the domke protective wraps like...

I like the domke protective wraps like these.
https://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/assets/full/6535.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,910
Posted By taemo
I only develop B&W at home now and use Jobo 25XX...

I only develop B&W at home now and use Jobo 25XX drums on a uniroller for convenience and consistency.

I process HP5+ or Neopan 400 for 4:39 minutes with HC110 B then fix it for 6-10 minutes.
Never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By taemo
I don't always follow him but I agree that he's...

I don't always follow him but I agree that he's one of the better photography related YT channels. Very easy to listen to with great photographs.

Not the typical hot female model in exotic location...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-18-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Thanks for sharing the info. I might have them...

Thanks for sharing the info. I might have them check it out on mine as it seems to drain fairly quickly as well. I don't trust leaving batteries on it unless I'm using it as I know it will drain...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-17-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I was planning to bring the RF70 to Mexico...

I was planning to bring the RF70 to Mexico earlier this month but of course, the night before the flight I see that the advance lever on the camera fell off. (I believe it was held by 3 holes with...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,073
Posted By taemo
^havent followed your recent activity, you’re no...

^havent followed your recent activity, you’re no longer planning on getting either GRii or iii?
just going with the X100f and leaving the Leica behind seems to be a smart move.
it is lighter, usb...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,786
Posted By taemo
I've come to a conclusion that for IQ, it all...

I've come to a conclusion that for IQ, it all depends on your final output.
For my large prints (16x20 and higher), IQ is very important and to achieve that I use a high MP camera (42MP Sony A7RIII)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-16-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By taemo
^Don't know what lens Michael used on that thread...

^Don't know what lens Michael used on that thread but personally, I would have preferred that the background were a little more in focus as it adds more depth to the subject and the location.

I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By taemo
the avenon aux finder is fairly big and bulky,...

the avenon aux finder is fairly big and bulky, look for the voigtlander, ricoh, nikon or fuji alternatives
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-14-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,251
Posted By taemo
You still have plenty of time to figure out if...

You still have plenty of time to figure out if the GR3 works for you before your trip.
As much as I love the X100 series, I would lean more on the GR3 due to its more compact size.
However if no VF...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 9,073
Posted By taemo
ktmrider, please post your blog here so that we...

ktmrider, please post your blog here so that we can follow your journey.
very excited for you.

Question, how are you going to backup your photos while travelling?
Will you be carrying a portable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By taemo
Yes, you will limit the interest as not too many...

Yes, you will limit the interest as not too many user wants a Leica in custom colored leatherette, you will probably have to sell it at a lower price to incite any interest and most likely they will...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By taemo
congrats, let us know what you think once you've...

congrats, let us know what you think once you've had the time to play with it.

Been toying with the idea of getting one as well as my everyday camera.
I've decided to skip the X100F as it is not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By taemo
not sure if he's still around, used him 2-3 years...

not sure if he's still around, used him 2-3 years ago to service 3 Rolleiflexes but he also works on older Leicas (pre M6)

Horst Wenzel
Work: (604) 263-5820


I've used Kindermann to repair my M6...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,978
Posted By taemo
Believe it or not, the M10 is over 2 years old...

Believe it or not, the M10 is over 2 years old now.
This is great as I'm planning on getting an M10 in 2020/2021. Hopefully a high MP M11 will lower the M10 price even further down (4000$ would be my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By taemo
if you liked the Fuji X70 ergonomics and files,...

if you liked the Fuji X70 ergonomics and files, then you should look at the X10. It is also cheaper than the GR III
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,728
Posted By taemo
if you’re happy with a fixed 35mm equiv FL camera...

if you’re happy with a fixed 35mm equiv FL camera then X100F would be my option, the fact that you cant change lens is a reassurance that the sensor will never get dirty. You could get the wcl if you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,772
Posted By taemo
if you're in the market for a ~2500US$ digital RF...

if you're in the market for a ~2500US$ digital RF camera, then the M240 is your best option but if all you want is a good digital camera within that price range, then there are better options.

If...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By taemo
at one point, I was actually using an M240 with...

at one point, I was actually using an M240 with my FD 50mm 3.5 macro to digitize my film negatives.. but felt like it was a waste of shutter life so I got a cheaper digital camera for this purpose...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
finally had some more time for shooting. as...

finally had some more time for shooting.
as expected the CV15mm severely vignettes on this back (covers only 30% of the instax)

the 35mm summaron works wide open but vignette once stopped down
this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
Had to use flash as it was already dark when I...

Had to use flash as it was already dark when I got home and burned through a pack to figure out how the system works.

Pretty fun system although I don't see my self travelling around with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-28-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
forgot to post on this, I just received mine...

forgot to post on this, I just received mine today so will be giving it a try on my M3 with 35mm and 50mm later this evening.

borrowing a friends CV 15mm, hoping it works well on this.

Godfrey,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,922
Posted By taemo
I have 3 favourite photos from this...

I have 3 favourite photos from this year.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/39716708982_2c86ee9021_c.jpg
Taken when we stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (bucket list of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,847
Posted By taemo
I'll chime in as I just spent some hard earned...

I'll chime in as I just spent some hard earned money to buy a Sony A7 Mark III body.

Over the past couple of weeks I've been debating on upgrading my Sony A7 and have considered some cameras

Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By taemo
I tried the Fuji XC 16-50 and XF 18-55 and while...

I tried the Fuji XC 16-50 and XF 18-55 and while the later is a great performer for being a kit lens, I ended up selling both simply because when I travel or shooting for fun, I enjoy more using...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-13-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,875
Posted By taemo
congrats on the XS, I have the X and love it....

congrats on the XS, I have the X and love it. heard the minor upgrades they did on the XS and XS Max improved the IQ on the images with sharper files and better HDR although from the 5min test I had...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I live in Canada so I need to spend at least 100$...

I live in Canada so I need to spend at least 100$ to warrant buying from B&H, but I might need to buy some stuff anyway. which cord did you buy?
Is it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I'm just waiting for my 2.5mm to PC-Sync cable to...

I'm just waiting for my 2.5mm to PC-Sync cable to arrive so that I can use a dedicated flash.. unfortunately it is taking 2 months to arrive from China right now.

I noticed that with NiMH batteries...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Shooting young kids and then seeing their...

Shooting young kids and then seeing their surprise when a few seconds after, the image starts showing is also one of the reasons I'm enjoying using this camera.
Took some family Xmas pictures over...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
Got an email update stating that they are ready...

Got an email update stating that they are ready to ship the backs next week.

Would be nice if I receive this before the holidays but realistically I'm expecting to get this in January.

Will be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By taemo
You will get color smearing on the edges with the...

You will get color smearing on the edges with the 21mm
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5672/21362257363_0911efb806_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8)L1009932 (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,264
Posted By taemo
I could see myself doing this if I were living in...

I could see myself doing this if I were living in a big city, it would also motivated me to shoot more.

Bought this brand new in 2009 and hoping the last car I will ever buy brand...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,003
Posted By taemo
The Camera Store had a 50R on their booths and...

The Camera Store had a 50R on their booths and salesman was kind enough to let me play with it and the 32-64mm, 45mm and 63mm lenses for 5-10 minutes

I felt right away at home with the body design...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By taemo
This thread is quite fitting to what I'm trying...

This thread is quite fitting to what I'm trying to decide right now.
Presently I am shooting with a Sony A7 24MP (full frame) and been debating to upgrade to the Fuji GFX 50mp (medium format).
Reason...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-06-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Yes, lately I've been experiencing the same issue...

Yes, lately I've been experiencing the same issue too.
On my initial run, I was able to shoot over 6 packs before the battery was gone (the 2xAA alkaline batteries included with the camera)
Now...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/45474562924_71...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/45474562924_71d5fc41eb_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/45474562814_e7c8f79b17_b.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
^lovely capture! really liking this camera for...

^lovely capture!
really liking this camera for monochrome.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2018
Replies: 258
Views: 69,752
Posted By taemo
Anyone using this on the M10? from the few topics...

Anyone using this on the M10?
from the few topics I could find (I'm sure there's lots on the Leica forums though), the CV 21mm skopar works great on the M10 with no color shifting happening on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,817
Posted By taemo
This is probably the best M10-D video that I've...

This is probably the best M10-D video that I've seen, really in-depth and philosophical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HUHRjFuB-E

This camera really speaks to me, for me it is finally the Leica M...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 144
Views: 13,281
Posted By taemo
I took this 15 photo stitch with a M240 and my...

I took this 15 photo stitch with a M240 and my 50mm cron collapsible back in 2015

really amazed with the details and overall sharpness of this 100MP...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-29-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Brought the RF70 to work today and took some B&W...

Brought the RF70 to work today and took some B&W shots with Yellow-Green filter.
I broke the glass on the ND2 filter, filed the edges and glued it on a 46-52 step up...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,875
Posted By taemo
it depends on what makes them DSLR killers, for...

it depends on what makes them DSLR killers, for IQ and lens selection then I agree that it can't compete.

but if we are talking about size and ease of use then to me it kills DSLR, just how the Fuji...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,875
Posted By taemo
This year I've probably shot at least 20x more...

This year I've probably shot at least 20x more pictures with my Iphone X than all my digital and film cameras combined simply because of the convenience of always having the phone with me.
With its...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-24-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
great shots, the built-in flash and A mode seems...

great shots, the built-in flash and A mode seems to be capable of getting the right exposure.

if you guys have an amazon prime account, I found subscribing for 100 sheets (5x20) is the cheapest way...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
B&W is also growing on me on the Instax Wide both...

B&W is also growing on me on the Instax Wide both for portraits and long-exposure. too bad it is more expensive than the color...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,003
Posted By taemo
I have considered the 50R and wouldn't mind...

I have considered the 50R and wouldn't mind giving it a try but what I currently have fulfills most of my photography need.

If I had 10,000$ to waste or sell all my current gear, I would get a 50R...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
congrats on getting your copy Godfrey. here's...

congrats on getting your copy Godfrey.

here's some more photos taken with the camera

Long exposure shot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/44131848660_e2d5e630ba_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By taemo
I've been using Flickr for over 10 years and was...

I've been using Flickr for over 10 years and was Pro until earlier this year as I didn't see any benefit since everyone was already getting 1TB of storage.
Plus I also have a private Flickr account...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-10-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
came back from Hawaii with over 60 exposed...

came back from Hawaii with over 60 exposed sheets, never had much fun shooting with a camera since the GF670 and the Xpan.
learned quite a few from this trip, particularly how the camera goes through...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,778
Posted By taemo
Funny enough we are leaving for Hawaii in 7 days,...

Funny enough we are leaving for Hawaii in 7 days, I'm thinking of keeping my gear simple and only bring my 50mm and 21mm.
Thinking of swapping the 50mm with a 40mm if wanting something smaller and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 10-20-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By taemo
they definitely achieved the goal of lighter...

they definitely achieved the goal of lighter camera gears by going mirrorless.

however with the advent of high megapixel full-frame sensors, they are being held back by the current lenses.

IMO Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By taemo
it depends on your need. my boss loves his X-Pro2...

it depends on your need. my boss loves his X-Pro2 with 23mm f/2.

i personally loved the 18mm f/2 as a documentary lens although not sharp for landscape.
50mm f/2 is a nice light and sharp portrait...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,717
Posted By taemo
my dream watch, have a Tiger-Concept 1016 to keep...

my dream watch, have a Tiger-Concept 1016 to keep me happy as I would never buy the real thing
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1839/42871430135_58ffb80f39_c.jpg

Sold most of my Seikos and have this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-04-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
here's a different branch shot at 1/250 and f/8...

here's a different branch shot at 1/250 and f/8 that same day
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1974/43254266580_005037fbdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28UequU)rf70-3 (https://flic.kr/p/28UequU) by e Dieta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,068
Posted By taemo
another YT that I enjoy watching is imagenic by...

another YT that I enjoy watching is imagenic by Yuko
https://www.youtube.com/user/nikond750userch

love her work and don't mind hearing her opinion regarding the gear that she uses, especially since...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
yup positive, I took another shot at f/8 and...

yup positive, I took another shot at f/8 and shutter speed, same look
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Yeah, I rarely use A mode because I find that I'm...

Yeah, I rarely use A mode because I find that I'm shooting the camera with the ND4 most of the time so I might have to start bringing my L-508.
I might break the ND2 filter so that I can attach a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,068
Posted By taemo
Same, I've tried watching Theoria Apophasis a...

Same, I've tried watching Theoria Apophasis a couple of time but don't find him entertaining or interesting to listen to.
(There are several youtubers that I follow and most I just listen while doing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6,317
Posted By taemo
^question is do you want an actual digital RFF...

^question is do you want an actual digital RFF camera like Leica or inspired RFF camera like Fuji?

I love the size, ergonomics and feel of a RFF camera but see advantages of EVF more than RFF, so a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6,317
Posted By taemo
ugly but i like the minimalistic design. is this...

ugly but i like the minimalistic design.
is this a sign that Zeiss will release their own FF next year, like what Sony did with the RX1?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By taemo
out of curiosity but what is so special about...

out of curiosity but what is so special about this?
i recall shooting some in the past E100 and E200 before they discontinued.
didnt mind it but roll of E6 is expensive and no local labs where i live...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,317
Posted By taemo
hope this helps M3 without...

hope this helps
M3 without lens
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/30960282298_f6b6c45eb0_b.jpg

M3 with goggled 35mm summaron
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/43921569525_f836929863_b.jpg

I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By taemo
this saddens me a little as during the Fuji X 1st...

this saddens me a little as during the Fuji X 1st gen, they marked the X-Pro as their top of the line product, unfortunately most photographers prefer the SLR style cameras and Fuji is catering to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
the lens is definitely the weakest link on this...

the lens is definitely the weakest link on this camera but hasnt bothered me much, but I still need to do more testing with the camera

you can get an old instax wide 300 and have it modified with a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
here are 2 shots I took with the instax...

here are 2 shots I took with the instax monochrome this morning
light meter rated exposure to be 1/20 at f/5.6 and ISO800

Below are iphone scans, the previous post scans were from my V700.

I set...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
finally had time to shoot with a pack and very...

finally had time to shoot with a pack and very happy with this camera.

I owned a GF670 in the past, miss it but didn't want to deal with shooting film, the RF70 is a good compromise as it shoots...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
According to online specs w/o batteries Instax...

According to online specs w/o batteries
Instax 210 - 610g
RF70 - 806g
GF670 - 1.0kg

so I guess the GF670 is heavier
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Received mine yesterday but unfortunately havent...

Received mine yesterday but unfortunately havent had much time shooting with it, weather is not nice today either but hopefully I can get some street shots with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Bumping this as I finally received an email from...

Bumping this as I finally received an email from MINT stating that my RF70 is on its way.
Has anyone received theirs? How long did the shipping take, I'm hoping to receive mine by end of the week but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By taemo
not camera related but I used the 15% discount to...

not camera related but I used the 15% discount to buy an Xbox One X in preparation of Red Dead Redemption 2.

next time I see a 15% promo, will be using it for a Voigtlander 15mm or 21mm though :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By taemo
just checked and I have the following 39mm...

just checked and I have the following 39mm filters
B+W 010 UV
B+W 091 Dark Red
Leica 39mm Yellow filter

all 3 fits no problem on either summicron and summaron and lens cap
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By taemo
I have a 50mm f2 summicron collapsible and I...

I have a 50mm f2 summicron collapsible and I agree that the front coating is really weak. I don't use filters often with it but I have a 39mm UV, Y1 and R1 filters that I also use on my goggled 35mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By taemo
i take the color-skopar 35mm 2.5 not fast enough...

i take the color-skopar 35mm 2.5 not fast enough for your need either?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6,660
Posted By taemo
congrats, the Hexar RF was one of my favourite...

congrats, the Hexar RF was one of my favourite camera to shoot with, only off-putting for me was the loud shutter/film advancing sound that it would make but it was so convenient letting the camera...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By taemo
Oddly enough on the X-E/X-Pro/X100 series I have...

Oddly enough on the X-E/X-Pro/X100 series I have no issues just using the shutter button for focus but on the X-T2 or any SLR body style I prefer BBF

the issue with the stock X-T2 is that the back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By taemo
I only did stand development once with 1 roll of...

I only did stand development once with 1 roll of 35mm.
I've shot some frames at ISO 200, some at ISO 400 and some all the way up to ISO 1600 or 3200.
All frames developed no problem although at a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7,550
Posted By taemo
what a fantastic and touching story, really shows...

what a fantastic and touching story, really shows you how warming of a community RFF is
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By taemo
I've been using a Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder...

I've been using a Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder for almost 10 years now, it held my Canon 5D, Fuji W126S and Sony NPFW50 batteries no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2018
Replies: 4,695
Views: 1,329,059
Posted By taemo
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42744375921_73...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42744375921_733acb9f20_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/288b6LD)
Leica M3 + 35mm 3.5 Summaron + HP+ (https://flic.kr/p/288b6LD) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
99$ is not going to break the bank, decided to...

99$ is not going to break the bank, decided to back the Leica version.
looking forward on giving it a try on my M3.
Might persuade me on getting a 12mm or 15mm lens later:p
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
I'm still on the fence on supporting this....

I'm still on the fence on supporting this. Wouldn't mind giving this a try but I've had 50% success rate on Kickstarter (2 Kickstarters, still havent received my Ferrania film) and feel like I'm not...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,808
Posted By taemo
Instant back for 35mm SLR cameras

A new kickstarter for a 35mm Instax SQ back just came out, compatible initially for Nikon and Leica, with Pentax, Olympus and Canon afterwards.
I don't understand why they went with Instax SQ instead...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By taemo
if you do get a Cellular version, take note that...

if you do get a Cellular version, take note that you'll need to get a data plan from a carrier so this will be an extra monthly cost for you.

if you have an iphone that can do hotspot already, might...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
This was my main issue with Instax Wide too as...

This was my main issue with Instax Wide too as there was no advanced Wide camera unlike the Neo Classic which could do Bulb mode or double exposure.
I even tried using Instax Wide on 4x5 but there;s...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Can't really blame Fuji alone for killing instant...

Can't really blame Fuji alone for killing instant film, as over a decade ago the demand for instant cameras and Polaroid was dying due to digital cameras.
From what I read, Instax Wide was available...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I messaged them on facebook and they confirmed...

I messaged them on facebook and they confirmed that the RF70 package is indeed the one that comes with strap and film.
Not worth it IMO so I ordered just the RF70.
Now time for the waiting game but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I'm pre-ordering but I'm confused on the...

I'm pre-ordering but I'm confused on the difference between the RF70 and RF70 package.

I'm assuming both options comes with the lens set, so the package is the one that comes with a neck strap and a...
Forum: Travel 05-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By taemo
I went to Europe last year for 2 weeks and had my...

I went to Europe last year for 2 weeks and had my 45L backpack where I was able to put in my clothes, camera gears and a tripod (I dont use flash)

Used one of this to safely store most of my camera...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By taemo
Go to an outdoor store and check one that you...

Go to an outdoor store and check one that you like, then just buy inserts for your camera gear.
I find that having a belt and chest strap helps with even weight distribution.
I'm using a Jansport...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By taemo
B&W is not a problem but purple smearing on the...

B&W is not a problem but purple smearing on the edges bugged me quite a bit :(
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5672/21362257363_0911efb806_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8)L1009932...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,984
Posted By taemo
what's the retail price?

what's the retail price?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 7,977
Posted By taemo
I had the Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM and Voigtlander 50mm...

I had the Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM and Voigtlander 50mm 1.5 ASPH on the M240 and kept the Nokton more as it was more versatile as an all-arounder.

the Canon has the nice Sonnar look which I don't really...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,965
Posted By taemo
are you saying it is a bad idea to charge in...

are you saying it is a bad idea to charge in camera?
i love this feature and use it all the time, especially when travelling.

A7RIII has one of the nicest EVF, behind only from the Leica SL and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 10,035
Posted By taemo
from same adorama author, saw this pop on a FB...

from same adorama author, saw this pop on a FB group
https://s31.postimg.cc/s24tsijy3/30656713_10103630266319223_3602322308265586858_n.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 15,110
Posted By taemo
Article i read about this Dont know how accurate...

Article i read about this
Dont know how accurate it is
https://studioc41.net/2018/03/30/understanding-fujinotfilm/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 15,110
Posted By taemo
I read an online article on why they think Fuji...

I read an online article on why they think Fuji killed Acros and it was because they teared down their equipment in the late 2000s after making the last batches of Acros 100.
They though the batches...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 15,110
Posted By taemo
What does fuji offer for film shooters...

What does fuji offer for film shooters now?
Velvia 50/100
Provia 100
400H
Acros 100

With Acros being the only B&W, I hope they don't kill as I also like it for long exposure.
If it does disappear no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-29-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
Gary replied to a question I had about the RF70...

Gary replied to a question I had about the RF70 on Instagram regarding when this will be available and his reply was


Really hoping to have it in my hands before my trip late October.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,931
Posted By taemo
^on the fence of jumping back to Fuji again,...

^on the fence of jumping back to Fuji again, especially the X-E3.
have a XC 16-50 II on its way and Joe's X-E1.

Debating on selling my Loxia 21mm to fund a X-E3 and maybe a XF 23mm for my digital...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 5,013
Posted By taemo
not going to disagree, that's one ugly bag,...

not going to disagree, that's one ugly bag, especially made of elephant skin and tacky color.

watching his video on his site, seems to me he's more a jet setter that brings his gear into one static...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By taemo
it's out already? images looks great. how does...

it's out already?
images looks great.
how does it fare on handling?

how does the corners fare at 15mm at various aperture stops?

wouldn't mind getting this or the old XC 16-50 for the X-E1
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By taemo
I agree with the others, while the pictures are a...

I agree with the others, while the pictures are a nice glimpse of the USSR era, they just feel like snap shots.
Composition-ally and creatively, I prefer Vivian's photos.

But then I've seen hundreds...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-13-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
You can see on the youtube video and Mijonju's IG...

You can see on the youtube video and Mijonju's IG (https://www.instagram.com/mijonju_official/) that at f/5.6, the picture comes soft and glowy but at f/8 it is pretty good and sharp.

Did not know...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
I think the last time I've been so excited for a...

I think the last time I've been so excited for a new camera was the Fuji X100S

watch the RF70 in action on this YT video by Mijonju
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW4KBniSLg4
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By taemo
had the A7RII, downsized to the original A7 as...

had the A7RII, downsized to the original A7 as felt light I didn't need the features that the newer A7x provides.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 29,717
Posted By taemo
been getting into Horology again and bought 2...

been getting into Horology again and bought 2 watches this year after owning only 2 the past 5 years.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/38582305690_f5b0acf054_c.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
out of curiosity, how many here have shot with...

out of curiosity, how many here have shot with Mint's Instantflex TL70?
tempted on giving it a try as i love TLRs.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 15,024
Posted By taemo
^cool was about to post the same link. I was...

^cool was about to post the same link.

I was watching that a couple of days ago and was wondering if the guys from Mint were planning to release it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-30-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By taemo
yeah, i'm leaning with the 23/50 too but i keep...

yeah, i'm leaning with the 23/50 too but i keep gravitating to the 50mm FOV hence why I have my eyes on the 35mm 1.4 as well.

40mm is a little odd FOV for myself, tried liking the 27mm on the X-T2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3,088
Posted By taemo
Food for thought so that you don't have to buy 3...

Food for thought so that you don't have to buy 3 hard drives every year.

Buy another drive and backup everything on it, then every 3 or 6 months swap this drive with one of your kids.
then repeat...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By taemo
been thinking of getting Fuji lenses again for...

been thinking of getting Fuji lenses again for the X-E1 and the plan is to stick with 2 lenses only.

thinking Samyang 12mm and XF 35mm 1.4 would be a good combo
XF 23mm and XF 50mm would be another...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3,088
Posted By taemo
I store my digital files on a 4TB drive on my...

I store my digital files on a 4TB drive on my computer, which in turns gets copied weekly on my 4x2TB NAS drive which finally gets backed up on Amazon Prime (free unlimited photo storage as long as...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By taemo
My first adapter was a Novoflex and I was...

My first adapter was a Novoflex and I was disappointed by it as it was unusable for long exposure as there would be light leak.

Was impressed with the Shoten Close Focus adapter build quality and no...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-25-2018
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,410
Posted By taemo
Empire of Illusion: Terry Munro I wasn't really...

Empire of Illusion: Terry Munro

I wasn't really planning on buying anything at The Camera Store but the pictures in the book impressed me so much that I spontaneously bought the book. bonus point as...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By taemo
unfortunate, if Bulb mode was still usable on...

unfortunate, if Bulb mode was still usable on yours I would be willing to swap with you.
let me check The Camera Store to see if they have a GFN in stock, did see a couple while in Asia, was tempted...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By taemo
do you recall how many rolls have you gone with...

do you recall how many rolls have you gone with yours before malfunctioning?
have a Holga 120 GFN that I bought for fun but have barely used it, didn't know it has been discontinued and tough to find...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-19-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By taemo
yup, mine is now permanently strapped on a Fuji...

yup, mine is now permanently strapped on a Fuji X-E1.
makes a great P&S
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156905
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 3,948
Posted By taemo
I agree on this as well, the V700 may be slower...

I agree on this as well, the V700 may be slower but it can actually scan more (4 strips of 35mm and 2 strips of 120 on the V7XX vs 3 strips of 35mm and 1 strip on 120 on the V8XX).

I was able to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,200
Posted By taemo
F3, FM2 would also be my recommendation. FM3 if...

F3, FM2 would also be my recommendation.
FM3 if the metering in the finder doesn't bother you (did for me...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By taemo
XF 18mm f2 and XF 50mm f2 was my light...

XF 18mm f2 and XF 50mm f2 was my light street/travel kit.

XF 27mm is nice too but I don't like that it doesn't have aperture dial on the lens
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By taemo
Give Horst Wenzel a call in Vancouver,...

Give Horst Wenzel a call in Vancouver, Canada.
(604) 263-5820

He serviced my Rollei 2.8E and friends 2.8E and F at a reasonable price.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,400
Posted By taemo
The viewfinder on this new CL is what I'm mostly...

The viewfinder on this new CL is what I'm mostly interested on, it looks to be nice and big with 0.74x magnification
I was disappointed to see that the X-E3 VF remained small as I was hoping it would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,493
Posted By taemo
I honestly do not know what I want for Christmas...

I honestly do not know what I want for Christmas this year as pretty much have most things that I want, plus we are already going to Asia over the holidays.

Will always have lots of wants, but I'm...
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