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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 328,284
Posted By Nikon Bob
Really enjoying this thread so I thought I would...

Really enjoying this thread so I thought I would throw some in too.

Bob

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/nikonbob/_DSC2814.jpg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,744
Posted By Nikon Bob
Bought my D700 the day it was available locally...

Bought my D700 the day it was available locally and see no reason to sell it to up grade. Instead I bought a used D300 as a companion body for use with telephotos. Both are more than good enough for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,005
Posted By Nikon Bob
FF is good if you shoot both film and digital...

FF is good if you shoot both film and digital cameras having the same lens mount. If you work that way chances are you also have a slew of old film lenses so you get to use them in a way familiar to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,844
Posted By Nikon Bob
If by culture the OP means art then I too am a...

If by culture the OP means art then I too am a philistine preferring not to be told what to like. I know what I like and don't like and feel no need to impose my preferences on anyone else. The...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-29-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 9,316
Posted By Nikon Bob
Been retired 4 years now and that has been my...

Been retired 4 years now and that has been my experiencing also. Things like photography that I did to relax from the work grind don't seem to be needed as much anymore for some strange reason. One...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-15-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,251
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, women for sure, the other two are pretty...

Yea, women for sure, the other two are pretty asexual.

Bob
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Nikon Bob
It is quite clear from the video that he was...

It is quite clear from the video that he was looking forward to what digital would bring to the game. That is not speculative at all. What is speculative is if he would have gone solely digital, gone...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Nikon Bob
I could never understand why anyone would think...

I could never understand why anyone would think AA would despise digital photography. He was a master at post processing film through developing and printing. Why would he not embrace a new...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,418
Posted By Nikon Bob
I really don't think anyone is suggesting you not...

I really don't think anyone is suggesting you not carry what you want anytime you want while traveling. Why get your underwear in a knot that it puzzles a very few the need to carry a laptop while on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,418
Posted By Nikon Bob
Talking LOL, for sure.

LOL, for sure.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,418
Posted By Nikon Bob
When I travel in North America or overseas I...

When I travel in North America or overseas I never carry a laptop. Never needed one for work when I was working and certainly don't need one now when retired while traveling. I do use and appreciate...
Forum: Other RF 03-20-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Just an update on the rapidwinder/nameplate...

Just an update on the rapidwinder/nameplate conflict. It has come to my attention that the rapidwinder was an option for the Futura S making it an S III in all but nameplate.

Bob
Forum: Other RF 03-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Clay Thanks for the invite. Bob

Clay

Thanks for the invite.

Bob
Forum: Other RF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Just to be...

Just to be clear.

Bob

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Forum: Other RF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yes it is fitted. Look at the top edge of the...

Yes it is fitted. Look at the top edge of the film wind on knob and you will notice the rapid advance leaver tucked into it. It folds out and if you release it at the end of the wind on stroke it...
Forum: Other RF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Here ya...

Here ya go.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/nikonbob/Futura-S_zps782ccb3a.jpg

Not likely to be any photos taken with it for two reasons, sticky shutter which is not unusual for a...
Forum: Other RF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Thank you very much. I don't know how I missed...

Thank you very much. I don't know how I missed that when I did a search, slaps self. Anyway, that confirms what I thought and I am now the happy owner of a Futura S III.

Bob
Forum: Other RF 03-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nikon Bob
Futura S vs Futura S III

Just a shot in the dark here, does anyone know what differentiates a Futura S from a Futura S III? Thanks.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,534
Posted By Nikon Bob
On a DSLR I use a zoom in the 70-200/300 range....

On a DSLR I use a zoom in the 70-200/300 range. If I go light a prime in the 85 -105 rang with the preference going to the 85.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By Nikon Bob
I am not positive so don't quote me on it but I...

I am not positive so don't quote me on it but I think the method used to communicate what the ai metering tab is indicating to a Nikon DSLR body is different from that used in the film bodies. That...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By Nikon Bob
I did not say it was an inconvenience but only...

I did not say it was an inconvenience but only mentioned it so that people would be aware of the situation and the possible harm shanking the wrong type of F mount lens onto an ai tab metering body...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By Nikon Bob
All very true but I believe a non issue on...

All very true but I believe a non issue on Nikon's full frame DSLRs. There is a work around as you can have non cpu lenses chipped.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,067
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yes, I think that the 28/2.8 ais Nikkor may be...

Yes, I think that the 28/2.8 ais Nikkor may be better also. You have to be careful though as only the 28/2.8 "ais" Nikkor has the floating lens element. It is also the closest focusing of their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By Nikon Bob
No, not all F mount film era lenses. Only those...

No, not all F mount film era lenses. Only those that are ai/ai'd or ais will work on Nikon DSLRs that have a metering tab. Shanking an older non ai F mount lens on these bodies may damage/break the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 6,442
Posted By Nikon Bob
I can't disagree with that one bit, well said....

I can't disagree with that one bit, well said.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 6,442
Posted By Nikon Bob
Sell whichever one or mix you are comfortable...

Sell whichever one or mix you are comfortable selling. Some good points have been made that I think should also taken into consideration. A post secondary education has lost a lot of it's value as a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-28-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,903
Posted By Nikon Bob
I have driven stick shift cars, I have used film...

I have driven stick shift cars, I have used film and have listened to records. Now I am at ease with automatic transmissions, digital photography and music so no I am not a dyed in the wool Luddite....
Forum: Travel 12-21-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 9,615
Posted By Nikon Bob
Been traveling solely with digital cameras for...

Been traveling solely with digital cameras for years now and find them no more or less convenient than film cameras. Digital takes up no more room in my bag than film did either. I never travel with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Nikon Bob
I dunno, it might be possible but I am skeptical....

I dunno, it might be possible but I am skeptical. A trip I took this year required two 15 to 16 hour nonstop legs all well above 20,000 feet. The D300 came through it better than I did and no dead...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,207
Posted By Nikon Bob
Not surprising at all. Seems a pretty standard...

Not surprising at all. Seems a pretty standard practice in the corporate world and has been for a long time. Hard to comprehend the mind set of the class of people who think it is perfectly fine to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,675
Posted By Nikon Bob
Be sure and tear one off the roll in the...

Be sure and tear one off the roll in the washroom.

Bob
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-11-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,819
Posted By Nikon Bob
I think he is just stating the obvious, that...

I think he is just stating the obvious, that Leica's future is digital not film. His statements on the use of film and film M production seems to support that. You can agree or disagree with the bit...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Nikon Bob
Photographic as all get out but no fun when you...

Photographic as all get out but no fun when you have a swamp instead of a river.

Bob
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Nikon Bob
What was the cause, algae bloom? Bob

What was the cause, algae bloom?

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,551
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, was thinking along similar lines. At this...

Yea, was thinking along similar lines. At this point I personally would not put too much emphasis on what Kodak is saying officially. I will withhold final judgement till I see what they actually do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,245
Posted By Nikon Bob
I don't think it is a case of envy, just...

I don't think it is a case of envy, just manufacturers trying to make the transition to digital a little easier for former film users. I think if that is the case it is a little misguided and just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By Nikon Bob
Barrett I came to the realization that JPEGs...

Barrett

I came to the realization that JPEGs from a small p&s digital are not all that bad when displayed on a big screen TV. Expensive DSLRs and high end P&S camera are not necessary for most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,245
Posted By Nikon Bob
Haven't even tried to figure that out and it...

Haven't even tried to figure that out and it doesn't really matter to me either.

Bob
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,437
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, I won't buy another photo printer because it...

Yea, I won't buy another photo printer because it is just too costly for what I need. If I made a living from it than might be different. The best digital picture frame that I have is my big screen...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,301
Posted By Nikon Bob
The older I get the less important the "what ifs"...

The older I get the less important the "what ifs" get as far as being overly worried about them is concerned. You have no choice but to deal with it when it happens but not before.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,345
Posted By Nikon Bob
I have an F3Hp, various FM bodies and various FE...

I have an F3Hp, various FM bodies and various FE bodies. The F3Hp is a great heavy pro body with 100% viewfinder. Some have a problem with the LCD panel fading. Battery failure leaves you with one...
Forum: Travel 08-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Nikon Bob
No doubt you will find the Hector Pieterson...

No doubt you will find the Hector Pieterson Museum very interesting assuming it is part of the tour. Soweto should be an eye opener in itself. Enjoy your Sunday outing and SA.

Bob
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, no physical injuries anyway. Boy, you must...

Well, no physical injuries anyway. Boy, you must have some lousy TV shows down under.

Bob
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
What, me horrified, never was. Bob

What, me horrified, never was.

Bob
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
Keith Very interesting point. Similar to knowing...

Keith

Very interesting point. Similar to knowing when to not throw any more money into an old car and just bite the bullet and get a replacement. Tough call in most cases.

Bob
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
As Roger pointed out there is a difference...

As Roger pointed out there is a difference between "contractual obligation and mere puff". I would almost bet any adverts are vetted by lawyers before being used. So it is not a manufacturers fault...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, it may seem unreasonable but what are the...

Yea, it may seem unreasonable but what are the alternatives under the present situation? Leica might possibly be able to get a custom small order run of replacement screens made but at what coat?...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
I guess a few people are looking at Leica with...

I guess a few people are looking at Leica with rose coloured glasses on and confusing what may have been in the distant past with the present. It is easy to do, most of us do it and it is easy to get...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
Leica and the world have changed since that was a...

Leica and the world have changed since that was a possible scenario. I can't imagine any 12 year old paper boy getting an M9 on that basis today. It is just not relevant today, nostalgic maybe.

Bob
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,463
Posted By Nikon Bob
Unfortunately if you really have to stretch just...

Unfortunately if you really have to stretch just buy something and have no reserve for possible up keep then it might not be a good idea to play. Hand in hand with that might be the possible unspoken...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,946
Posted By Nikon Bob
Plain old Fuji 800 Superia used to be my...

Plain old Fuji 800 Superia used to be my favourite travel film for it's flexibility in allowing me to shoot in varied light conditions while only carrying on film type. Add an ND filter and you are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,470
Posted By Nikon Bob
Can't add to what has been said about the D700 by...

Can't add to what has been said about the D700 by others. I can say that I have had it since the day it came out and is one of the few cameras that I can say was worth every penny to buy. It has been...
Forum: Travel 08-13-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,258
Posted By Nikon Bob
Faris Love the look of the camera/lens combo and...

Faris

Love the look of the camera/lens combo and your use of it and post processing. Really gives you a feel of the place and an urge to go there. Very enjoyable series, thank for posting them.

Bob
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,881
Posted By Nikon Bob
It really does not matter if they could get a...

It really does not matter if they could get a machine like Kodak may have. Kodak's machine probably is designed to produce far, far too much film for the market Efke services and that alone would...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,903
Posted By Nikon Bob
I didn't know Porsche made cameras. News flash,...

I didn't know Porsche made cameras. News flash, yea I think it is "insanely expensive" for what it is but then people like myself are not Leica's intended market. I expect a Porsche owner would...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-08-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,881
Posted By Nikon Bob
Films being produced for the "foreseeable future"...

Films being produced for the "foreseeable future" is not too reassuring if it is produced on similarly old machinery as the coating machinery for their photo paper was. The coating machinery is not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,321
Posted By Nikon Bob
I did not say that a transition will happen over...

I did not say that a transition will happen over night nor that it will completely eliminate DSLRs but I think it will happen. Just as film has had a long slow decline but has not died out...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,290
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, that is the first mistake most people make...

Yea, that is the first mistake most people make when first using a digicam with a very small sensor, shooting stopped down too much. I did it.

My experience mirrors that of what others have said...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By Nikon Bob
I still think the article was poorly worded and...

I still think the article was poorly worded and would add confusion for the average digicam user. Some digicam users care about DOF and that is why I mainly use a D700. When I do use my P&S digicam...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,321
Posted By Nikon Bob
It is a love/hate thing with my D700. It is great...

It is a love/hate thing with my D700. It is great for so many things and even the things it is second best at it does well so I put up with the bulk and weight. I do think the full frame SLR/DSLR is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,321
Posted By Nikon Bob
Virtually the same could be said of Leica Ms....

Virtually the same could be said of Leica Ms.

Bob
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, I don't know I always thought the F-Stop...

Well, I don't know I always thought the F-Stop value was the same no matter the sensor size and that is not the impression you would get from the article. He was possibly referring to the idea that a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-05-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,903
Posted By Nikon Bob
For most it is who cares they will never buy a...

For most it is who cares they will never buy a new Leica at today's prices me included. As Roger points out that may also turn out to be true for a segment of current owners of digital Leicas.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By Nikon Bob
I guess those tech patents are about all Kodak...

I guess those tech patents are about all Kodak has left that is of any real value to other companies so they gotta go. Like Jamie says, it really doesn't matter to who so long as the cash is there....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By Nikon Bob
That is on the heels of this...

That is on the heels of this http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/business/kodak-loses-patent-lawsuit-against-apple-and-rim.html . Kodak looks desperate to salvage something.

Bob
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,086
Posted By Nikon Bob
I misloaded on my M4 once but turned out I was...

I misloaded on my M4 once but turned out I was being too easy on the first wind on. Now I give it a quick snap the first wind on and have not had a problem since with the M4 or M4-P. I make sure to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-28-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7,426
Posted By Nikon Bob
I had the same though and found an Ewald...

I had the same though and found an Ewald Plumacher Soligen-Ohligs listed as a straight razor manufacturer 1928-1939. Really makes you wonder if that is the same family.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By Nikon Bob
Gumby Agreed, we are our own best censors and I...

Gumby

Agreed, we are our own best censors and I find practicing avoidance of aggravation works most of the time.

Bob
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,897
Posted By Nikon Bob
You could try foam/foamies sheets used in...

You could try foam/foamies sheets used in crafting available in different thicknesses and colours. Got mine at the dollar type stores.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By Nikon Bob
driver Too early in the morning so I will just...

driver

Too early in the morning so I will just say that Keith's post #20 sums it up nicely particularly the last line. These discussions go nowhere, like a man with one foot nailed to the floor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Nikon Bob
Ah well, then you have your answer then. Bob

Ah well, then you have your answer then.

Bob
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Nikon Bob
In all seriousness, patience to wait for them to...

In all seriousness, patience to wait for them to get closer if you are unable, for whatever reason, to get yourself closer to them. As long and as fast a lens plus a good tele converter as you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,441
Posted By Nikon Bob
I guess it is a case of not putting your faith in...

I guess it is a case of not putting your faith in a company PR line but in what they actually do. That does not make it any less disappointing though.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, it would go away if people would stop...

Well, it would go away if people would stop mentioning film labs closing in their area or their favourite films being discontinued or even Kodak is going under. If it is posted no need to comment in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,755
Posted By Nikon Bob
And the response is to start another thread about...

And the response is to start another thread about a thread you prefer dead and buried? Looks like it is starting all over again.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
Mail order labs have always been around, quality...

Mail order labs have always been around, quality or otherwise. Some, me included, don't want to go back to the way it was with mail order. Soooo, went digital.

Perhaps a sticky with what mail order...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
Then why are people constantly surprised when...

Then why are people constantly surprised when labs close or at least feel the need to post it? It really is old news.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
That pretty well sums up what I am seeing locally...

That pretty well sums up what I am seeing locally and in this thread and others. The few exceptions being posted are indeed in high density urban areas for the rest of us it is a different story....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,146
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, I did say mass marketing as in popular...

Well, I did say mass marketing as in popular magazines and TV ads. I am sure they advertise in media that caters to the niche film market. Not much point in spending your limited advertising budget...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
I understand completely where you are coming from...

I understand completely where you are coming from and don't think film will ever go away completely. You will just have to work harder to find sources for it and it's processing at ever increasing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,146
Posted By Nikon Bob
It is a waste of their money to do mass market...

It is a waste of their money to do mass market advertising as film is not a mass market product anymore. If you are a film user you will find where to get and they know that.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,154
Posted By Nikon Bob
I think we are down to the short strokes as far...

I think we are down to the short strokes as far as cheap locally developed C41 is concerned. The amount of and variety of C41 film at consumer stores has been steadily decreasing for years and so has...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,649
Posted By Nikon Bob
I really feel for the photographer doing that for...

I really feel for the photographer doing that for a living, it would drive me nuts. You have my sympathy. BTW please don't call me "sir" my parents were married. Just a little military humour there....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-11-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,649
Posted By Nikon Bob
Holly cow, 7000 images at a single wedding! Why...

Holly cow, 7000 images at a single wedding! Why not just give them a video of the whole thing. Sorry I just can't grasp that there would be that many halfway interesting moments at an average...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By Nikon Bob
This site...

This site http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonfeseries/fe2/index.htm should have most of the info you need on the FE2 and how it operates. If you are saying that the camera...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-09-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,649
Posted By Nikon Bob
I think you could say much the same about those...

I think you could say much the same about those using film. Regardless of the medium there has always been more mediocre mind numbing images than gems. Yes, it is always a bad thing when the riff...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,649
Posted By Nikon Bob
Sadly, not much would get me back to shooting...

Sadly, not much would get me back to shooting film again.

Bob
Forum: Off Topic 07-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,228
Posted By Nikon Bob
I know what you mean about how easy it is to...

I know what you mean about how easy it is to start down the road of knife collecting having started down the straight razor road. I wanted a simple single blade pocket knife with a drop point that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,027
Posted By Nikon Bob
I dunno, Leica may have to alienate it's...

I dunno, Leica may have to alienate it's traditional fan base somewhat by being more innovative, as the OP suggests, to grow its market share. They need new blood that can afford and want a Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 19,090
Posted By Nikon Bob
Used to shoot and collect guns, still have some...

Used to shoot and collect guns, still have some left. I like to travel with the wife and do the most photography then. Slowed way down on collecting cameras and related items. Started to shave with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By Nikon Bob
A day late and a dollar short to this discussion...

A day late and a dollar short to this discussion but I would have thought it was a pre asph 35 lux. The photo's rendering is similar to what I got with my 35 lux. I was always under the impression...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 10,683
Posted By Nikon Bob
The old manual focus 85/1.8 Nikkor has a good...

The old manual focus 85/1.8 Nikkor has a good reputation and I like mine. They were never made as an ai lens but plenty were factory converted to ai as mine was. As a bonus they work well on a D700...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By Nikon Bob
The Tilley hat should have been your first...

The Tilley hat should have been your first warning sign Joe. Yea, just walk away, you are wasting your breath arguing/lecturing someone in these circumstances.

Bob
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By Nikon Bob
This thread might give you some ideas for a...

This thread might give you some ideas for a filter to fit your pre asph 35 lux's hood http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118999&highlight=filters+for+pre+asph+35+lux .

Bob
Forum: RFF Polls 06-22-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,469
Posted By Nikon Bob
Replaced my old Phillips CRT a few years ago with...

Replaced my old Phillips CRT a few years ago with an HPZR22w. Was looking for a decent LCD monitor that wouldn't break the bank. I think I got what I wanted except next time around maybe a 24 inch...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-21-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 24,293
Posted By Nikon Bob
I am a bit like the OP in that I think I prefer...

I am a bit like the OP in that I think I prefer the X100 size wise. I was looking for a camera as a companion to my DSLR kit for those times when I want something small,light and simple. I don't want...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 13,423
Posted By Nikon Bob
I think you are on to something with that line of...

I think you are on to something with that line of thought.

I was wondering why I had the impression that there were a lot of M9s for sale lately also. I think it is a combination of many of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,589
Posted By Nikon Bob
It still has almost 6 hours to go so a lot can...

It still has almost 6 hours to go so a lot can happen. Yea, absolutely 4 years old.

Bob
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, I had a notification by email this morning...

Yea, I had a notification by email this morning about a thread I had recently posted to. I had to manually delete it. Notification by email was not selected in my user CP and still isn't, just...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,589
Posted By Nikon Bob
Never had that running in circles problem. Made...

Never had that running in circles problem. Made my decision that the M9 and newer glass were not for me and have been using a D700 since it's intro. I did keep my film Ms and glass, just won't drop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,111
Posted By Nikon Bob
The FM series of Nikon cameras are pretty bomb...

The FM series of Nikon cameras are pretty bomb proof. The only real difference between the FM2 and FM2n was the slightly higher flash synch speed on the latter. The shutters were the same on both...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By Nikon Bob
The leather case is in the same condition too. I...

The leather case is in the same condition too. I could not pass it up because the asking price was $9.99. Now I'll have to thaw out some film and shank it on to one of my Leicas for a test drive.

Bob
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, I have used one on my S2 and they do perform...

Yea, I have used one on my S2 and they do perform very well.

Bob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, giving it to professional to fix would...

Yea, giving it to professional to fix would definitely be the safest and easiest way. OTH I don't have a very high level of mechanical aptitude and was able to do two of mine. Keep in mind there is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, the lighter fluid method sort of...

Well, the lighter fluid method sort of temporarily worked for me but not in the long run. Always worth trying the easier way first though.

Bob
Forum: Nikon RF 06-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By Nikon Bob
RF Nikkor 135/3.5 Leica mount

It is not particularly rare or valued FL but I just could not pass it by.

Bob

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/nikonbob/_DSC9433.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By Nikon Bob
Here is another thread that helped me out with my...

Here is another thread that helped me out with my Summitars http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50601&highlight=summitar+stucking+aperture . It worked nicely and I did not have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,759
Posted By Nikon Bob
Would a polarizer help tame the contrast some?...

Would a polarizer help tame the contrast some? Enjoy your trip.

Bob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By Nikon Bob
Maybe see if you can get the camera CLA'd and you...

Maybe see if you can get the camera CLA'd and you would be good to go. That is certainly you cheapest option especially if it is giving you what you want. If you must have the real thing, Leica, just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By Nikon Bob
The Contax I is more of the same types of...

The Contax I is more of the same types of problems as with the leica with the added attraction that the shutter tapes often break, if original, and need replacement. Do a net search on the history of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,034
Posted By Nikon Bob
I suppose so but still was it worth the effort?...

I suppose so but still was it worth the effort? You could likely get a retro look for a newspaper article with any number of 35mm cameras too. All in all it was a neat idea but...

Bob
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,040
Posted By Nikon Bob
The seller says it works but it is unchecked? How...

The seller says it works but it is unchecked? How can it work if it is not checked? I would also budget for a CLA which could include a beamsplitter and shutter curtain replacement which can be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,034
Posted By Nikon Bob
I just wonder what's the point of using a 4x5 for...

I just wonder what's the point of using a 4x5 for a newspaper article? Just seems such a waste of potential that a 4x5 is capable of. If the final output was to be large prints then that would make...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,612
Posted By Nikon Bob
Neatsfoot oil...

Neatsfoot oil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neatsfoot_oil is another product that does work.

Bob
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,677
Posted By Nikon Bob
Talking So in other words they are the bottom rung of the...

So in other words they are the bottom rung of the corporate ladder.

Bob
Forum: Travel 05-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,379
Posted By Nikon Bob
Have a safe trip, looking forward to seeing your...

Have a safe trip, looking forward to seeing your photos.

Bob
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By Nikon Bob
You would likely get a flat reaction for the same...

You would likely get a flat reaction for the same reason people have , for the most part, swung en mass to digital. I'd stay digital and no, new is not automatically better. Pointless really as it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,348
Posted By Nikon Bob
I guess you are not concerned with subject motion...

I guess you are not concerned with subject motion blur at slow shutter speeds so any DSLR with in camera stabilization or any system that has stabilized lenses available would really help. Failing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,520
Posted By Nikon Bob
I can't understand the emotion this thread is...

I can't understand the emotion this thread is generating. Leica is making a high end lens they think will sell at the price they want to charge. If you have the money or not you don't have to buy it....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 14,125
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yes, then they would have been real digital...

Yes, then they would have been real digital tourist pictures.

Bob
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,520
Posted By Nikon Bob
What was the original question? Oh yea, NO I...

What was the original question? Oh yea, NO I don't think so.

Bob
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,488
Posted By Nikon Bob
Smile Say it ain't so, never thought we would agree on...

Say it ain't so, never thought we would agree on anything much less both be wrong on the same account.

Bob
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-10-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,145
Posted By Nikon Bob
Makes two of us at least. It, the M9-M, adds a...

Makes two of us at least. It, the M9-M, adds a whole new dimension to this issue. I enjoy pop corn while watching gymnastics.

Bob
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,488
Posted By Nikon Bob
Those wild and crazy guys at Solms actually did...

Those wild and crazy guys at Solms actually did it. Gonna have to eat crow, never did I think it was a viable idea sales wise. I wish them luck.

Bob
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,296
Posted By Nikon Bob
You thought Pros had a tough time making a living...

You thought Pros had a tough time making a living here.

Bob
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-07-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By Nikon Bob
I would think the crop. I would go further than...

I would think the crop. I would go further than Paul and suggest cropping down to about the height of the fence. That would even make her loom larger yet and still convey the background with less...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 12,314
Posted By Nikon Bob
Like most others on this thread, I'll just shake...

Like most others on this thread, I'll just shake my head and walk away at that price. Just not interested at all. I would sooner take the Fuji X100.

Bob
Forum: Off Topic 05-06-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 5,351
Posted By Nikon Bob
Another here who doesn't mind DP Reviews but...

Another here who doesn't mind DP Reviews but stays clear of their forums. I can't really understand getting all bitter and twisted about what some say about a camera. This thread has been...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Nikon Bob
Greg You are correct I did not view the whole...

Greg

You are correct I did not view the whole series the first time around. I just went back and got to #6 or so before I heard any mention the using film was cheaper. Most of what I heard was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, the 49mm size is the one I have modified and...

Yea, the 49mm size is the one I have modified and used. There might be some ultra slim 49mm filters out now that don't need to be modified.

Bob
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Nikon Bob
It is not really about which is better but which...

It is not really about which is better but which will increase profits for the studios.

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By Nikon Bob
All too true I think. It is not going to get...

All too true I think. It is not going to get better anytime soon, maybe only worse.

Bob
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By Nikon Bob
They are all very good and #2 to #6 just pop for...

They are all very good and #2 to #6 just pop for me. Would love #2 and #6 on my wall. Thanks for posting those.

Bob
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Nikon Bob
For the pre asph 35 Lux I just took a normal...

For the pre asph 35 Lux I just took a normal threaded filter, forgot the actual size, and sanded the thickness down on the thread side. Then just pop it in the hood like you would a series...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By Nikon Bob
PKR I see what you were getting at now. Never...

PKR

I see what you were getting at now. Never worried about rentals just have a camera and lenses I need that do a decent job for what I want strictly as a hobby. Renting that kind of gear here in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By Nikon Bob
The Nikon 24-120 f4G VRII lens is fine on my D700...

The Nikon 24-120 f4G VRII lens is fine on my D700 for a general purpose zoom for my uses and expectations. You have to be careful as to which version you are referring to. Might very well be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
Be interesting to hear from someone what the...

Be interesting to hear from someone what the battery replacement cost is and what the environmental disposal fees are. Never mind the higher initial cost to buy over a straight gas model.

Bob
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By Nikon Bob
I only have multiple flashing AF points on Nikon...

I only have multiple flashing AF points on Nikon DSLRs if I use one of the area AF modes. In single point AF only one point, that I choose, is illuminated and I use that the most.

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
Welcome to the wonderful world of Capitalism and...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Capitalism and Free Enterprise. From the consumers POV there is no value added by paying the VAT and it does feel like robbery.

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, never could understand why there is so much...

Yea, never could understand why there is so much angst in the USA over current gas prices. It is still substantially lower than in Oz, Canada and EU countries. Granted nobody likes to pay more than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
Same situation here and we are at $1.40 per litre...

Same situation here and we are at $1.40 per litre locally. It is going to take some convincing.

Bob
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By Nikon Bob
No experience with the X100 but some with AF...

No experience with the X100 but some with AF cameras. I do not feel that I am giving control to the camera by using AF. Like others I use the central AF point, focus, recompose and shoot. I give in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By Nikon Bob
No problem at all, could not agree more with...

No problem at all, could not agree more with everyone including companies and the wealthy paying their share of taxes. Unfortunately avoidance of paying taxes is part of making a profit and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,039
Posted By Nikon Bob
Gabriel M.A. I knew a previous poster mentioned...

Gabriel M.A.

I knew a previous poster mentioned it having read the entire thread. I chose to answer it from my pov is all.

candidcameraman

I hope my post did not come across as suggesting digging...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By Nikon Bob
You might be right on that score but you were...

You might be right on that score but you were mentioning different levels of government in your original post. Private money generally goes to where the most chance of profit is and Kodak may be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,039
Posted By Nikon Bob
Granted not everyone handles similar situations...

Granted not everyone handles similar situations the same way and not every situation can be defused using a non belligerent initial approach on the part of the photographer. I don't think there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By Nikon Bob
No wondering about it, if Hollywood goes mostly...

No wondering about it, if Hollywood goes mostly digital in the next few years. It can only have an adverse effect on revenues and profit. The only way to try and compensate would be ever higher...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,039
Posted By Nikon Bob
Seems a sensible approach to dealing with people....

Seems a sensible approach to dealing with people. No point in being overtly aggressive and escalating a tense situation. The two photos were worth the effort.

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
There is no problem with being happy that they...

There is no problem with being happy that they still make film at all because the cost is the new reality. You either accept that or stop using film. To make the profits at the levels they need to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,407
Posted By Nikon Bob
Haven't shot film in a few years. Bob

Haven't shot film in a few years.

Bob
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,252
Posted By Nikon Bob
I guess if you owned the company yourself and did...

I guess if you owned the company yourself and did not have to answer to the share holders you might be able to be content with a small profit. Anyone own shares? Price increases for film will only...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,876
Posted By Nikon Bob
Being a hobbyist, only things that I like/find...

Being a hobbyist, only things that I like/find interesting.

Bob
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,063
Posted By Nikon Bob
I think Keith hit the nail squarely on the...

I think Keith hit the nail squarely on the head.

Bob
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-21-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 9,464
Posted By Nikon Bob
To tell the truth, I have only used one lens that...

To tell the truth, I have only used one lens that just could not be made to take a decent photo. I'll grant some have more limitations than others but that is about it. If the limitations of a lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,804
Posted By Nikon Bob
Got a couple of small cardboard boxes sitting in...

Got a couple of small cardboard boxes sitting in the freezer of mostly C41 colour, APX 100 and Agfa slide film. Most frozen before expiry date but never got around to using it after going digital....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By Nikon Bob
Great series, enjoyed them all. Brought back...

Great series, enjoyed them all. Brought back memories of riding that train about 10 years ago I think it was.

Bob
Forum: RFF Polls 04-19-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 17,794
Posted By Nikon Bob
These days it is a zoom. Bob

These days it is a zoom.

Bob
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,660
Posted By Nikon Bob
No apologies necessary, perfectly natural to feel...

No apologies necessary, perfectly natural to feel sad at the loss of a family member which pets are. Thanks for sharing a touching story of care and compassion and I am sure it was much appreciated...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,396
Posted By Nikon Bob
I had a Tokina 17/3.5 for my Nikon SLRs way back...

I had a Tokina 17/3.5 for my Nikon SLRs way back when and found it a very good performer.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,954
Posted By Nikon Bob
I don't think anyone meant to imply that Adobe's...

I don't think anyone meant to imply that Adobe's Raw processor was crap. Just merely pointing out not all camera manufacturers Raw converters were crap, but some are.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,556
Posted By Nikon Bob
I only have one Nikon F and I think I understand...

I only have one Nikon F and I think I understand what the OP is getting at. Always preferred to use an F2AS, F2 with DP-12 finder, and ai/ais lenses. Just much more convenient to use than the F and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-14-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 9,041
Posted By Nikon Bob
Know the feeling Joe, played with one last week....

Know the feeling Joe, played with one last week. So far so good but it really is tempting.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,954
Posted By Nikon Bob
I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one...

I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one that used the manufacturer's software, Capture NX2 in my case, and thought it was pretty darn good. It is not slow on a fast PC either. Silkypix OTOH...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nikon Bob
That lens is working well for you Joe. Nothing...

That lens is working well for you Joe. Nothing lacking in it that I can see.

Bob
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,933
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, reverse snobbery could be a good retort. Why...

Yea, reverse snobbery could be a good retort. Why loose sleep over it, time will tell if he is right or not. You don't have to justify why you things a certain way and are happy doing so.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Nikon Bob
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/specs.html#1...

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/specs.html#135

Looks like the AF version is a DC lens and has a different optical layout from the ai/ais lens which are not DC lenses. Probably some lens...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Nikon Bob
Pretty simple, studios produce a product, movies,...

Pretty simple, studios produce a product, movies, to make profits. Doing so digitally will help keep or improve profits. If the viewing audience that pays to watch a movie and creates the profits can...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,851
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, lesson one with a camera that needs a...

Yea, lesson one with a camera that needs a battery to operate.

Bob
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-10-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,851
Posted By Nikon Bob
Jeff There is another difference between the FE2...

Jeff

There is another difference between the FE2 and K1000 that may also account for slightly more battery drain with the FE2. The FE2 has an electronic shutter and the K1000 has a mechanical one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,891
Posted By Nikon Bob
If it poses no financial burden I don't worry...

If it poses no financial burden I don't worry about my surplus cameras. Someone else can cart them off to the dump or whatever when I am gone. I have sold some gear to fund other new gear and not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,020
Posted By Nikon Bob
Could be very true. There is much more demand for...

Could be very true. There is much more demand for cell phones than FF cameras and even less demand for medium format digital cameras. It could also be that the advances go where the need is greatest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,020
Posted By Nikon Bob
First off, I don't think the NEF file size for...

First off, I don't think the NEF file size for the D800 is anywhere near 200 MB. From the little I have read on the net it is more like 40-45 MB. I am certain that the advances made to FF sensors can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Nikon Bob
Mostly that and consider that there are people...

Mostly that and consider that there are people that collect old computers already. Today's outmoded items may well be tomorrows collectibles.

Bob
Forum: RFF Polls 04-07-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,976
Posted By Nikon Bob
I was not insulted one iota by your comment. Gear...

I was not insulted one iota by your comment. Gear head and gun nerd are indeed that same the only difference being one is related to cameras and the other to guns. So yes I am both. I hardly think of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,007
Posted By Nikon Bob
The company I used to work for did the same thing...

The company I used to work for did the same thing only they waited till after getting out of bankruptcy protection. That left a bitter taste in the mouths of employees forced to give pay cuts, give...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,101
Posted By Nikon Bob
It does not look like a bear to me. Just some...

It does not look like a bear to me. Just some famous historical figure wearing a tricorne hat riding Pegasus. A quick google showed that those hats were popular in the 18th century.

Bob
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, matrix is very good but not perfect. Good...

Yea, matrix is very good but not perfect. Good enough to use all the time and over riding it the few times you didn't get what you want. Funny enough I have a permanent -1/3 set on the D700 but so...
Forum: Off Topic 04-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Nikon Bob
Eye opener isn't it. Another thing you never do...

Eye opener isn't it. Another thing you never do is send an item to Australia from Canada by regular mail. It can take 3 months to get there, trust me.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 14,505
Posted By Nikon Bob
If you are saying that the AF in a D700 can miss...

If you are saying that the AF in a D700 can miss focus in dim light, I'll vouch for that. No AF system I have tried is perfect 100% of the time. On a lot of occasions the fault was mine for not...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,976
Posted By Nikon Bob
No, she is more an animal rights tree hugger...

No, she is more an animal rights tree hugger type. I enjoy AKs but, like you, I am more of an FN FAL type. To be specific an FN C1A1 8L series produced by Canadian Arsenals Ltd. at Long Branch,...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2012
Replies: 284
Views: 19,976
Posted By Nikon Bob
Wife had that T shirt, got to love her. Bob

Wife had that T shirt, got to love her.

Bob
Forum: Off Topic 04-05-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 6,752
Posted By Nikon Bob
Buck 327 TT Nobleman frame lock folder and in...

Buck 327 TT Nobleman frame lock folder and in China. Nice size flat drop point folder that fits easily in your pocket.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-05-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,361
Posted By Nikon Bob
Jan Hard to argue your point about a product...

Jan

Hard to argue your point about a product ideally being perfect at introduction but how many are. Most if not all the digital cameras I have owned have had updates same as with my computer...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-04-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 22,628
Posted By Nikon Bob
Our local camera store has one or two also, so...

Our local camera store has one or two also, so they are out there now in Canada.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,361
Posted By Nikon Bob
Well, I am thinking Fuji is doing a lot better...

Well, I am thinking Fuji is doing a lot better than Leica with the intro of the M8 as far as being quick on the fixes. In both cases though these were the first cameras in a new series so I guess...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,361
Posted By Nikon Bob
You know, I am trying to think if I have seen...

You know, I am trying to think if I have seen another digital camera that has so many firmware updates in such a sort time since it's intro. I think Fuji should be applauded for keeping on top of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 7,002
Posted By Nikon Bob
If you can afford to buy new digital upper end...

If you can afford to buy new digital upper end bodies and fast lenses you can also afford used Leica gear. I had a good job, retired now, no mortgage, own a car free and clear, have savings and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By Nikon Bob
You could always cut them off. Bob

You could always cut them off.

Bob
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By Nikon Bob
Have you checked out the Crumpler line...

Have you checked out the Crumpler line http://www.crumpler.com/CA/Camera-Bags/Camera-Bags.html?LanguageCode=EN ?

Bob
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,505
Posted By Nikon Bob
Now that is interesting. I usually only use the...

Now that is interesting. I usually only use the LCD screen for chimping anyway. Thanks for the tip, filed for latter reference.

Bob
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,505
Posted By Nikon Bob
Thanks Dave Pretty thoughtfully put together...

Thanks Dave

Pretty thoughtfully put together informal initial review that is very useful. Had a chance to play with one today and finally got to hear the chatter. Heard it then promptly forgot it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-02-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,855
Posted By Nikon Bob
I shoot digital because: 1/ It gives me better...

I shoot digital because:

1/ It gives me better results than the C41 colour film I was using.

2/ It is much easier when traveling overseas.

3/ I really don't want to develop at home and around here...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,489
Posted By Nikon Bob
I was 50 or so when I got some Leicas. Had to see...

I was 50 or so when I got some Leicas. Had to see if I had been missing something. I think I could have lived without in hindsight.

Bob
Forum: Photo Software 04-01-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 12,049
Posted By Nikon Bob
Call me a fool, paid for my PSE and Nikon Capture...

Call me a fool, paid for my PSE and Nikon Capture 2. If you can afford to pay why not. If you can't afford to pay you do what you have to do. People generally have as many or as few morals as they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Nikon Bob
Yea, that is so true and why I don't consider...

Yea, that is so true and why I don't consider moving subjects only static ones when discussing min hand held shutter speeds. With moving subjects to try and freeze action you are at 1/125 or higher...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Nikon Bob
Akiva Yea, similar experience as you have. It is...

Akiva

Yea, similar experience as you have. It is a commonly held belief that the mirror slap of an SLR is the cause and not knowing any better personally I go along with that. That changes radically...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Nikon Bob
Too funny, so true and a great morning laugh. Bob

Too funny, so true and a great morning laugh.

Bob
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-31-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,498
Posted By Nikon Bob
The last burglar that visited? Bob

The last burglar that visited?

Bob
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-30-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By Nikon Bob
Hard to pin down isn't it. Closest I can come is...

Hard to pin down isn't it. Closest I can come is to think of it like an extended family with all that that entails. There is a large range of skill levels represented, a willingness to help out if...
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