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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By sf
Maybe this is because the camera is directly the...

Maybe this is because the camera is directly the result of, and a tool for feeding, the powerful human emotion of nostalgia. Or the expectation of nostalgia.

Few pieces of technological advancement...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,532
Posted By sf
tomorrow is supposed to be nice here in Seattle....

tomorrow is supposed to be nice here in Seattle. I'm taking a model out for a shooting. She's very tall. We're doing an Oliver Twist in Seattle theme.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By sf
humans like cameras

I was just thinking, and really this isn't worth a thread, that it's funny how people regard photography and camera technology. To me (and to some other people here, I'm sure), it seems that cameras...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By sf
I'll tell you what: I prefer to take a picture...

I'll tell you what: I prefer to take a picture (capture a moment) than to create a picture (pose and light). I don't like producing an artificial image. I prefer to capture a unique image. When I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-02-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 8,394
Posted By sf
Go to my website and see hte great scanner...

Go to my website and see hte great scanner comparison that some of us RFFers did last year. Go here to see the Nikon V in comparison with some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 9,411
Posted By sf
these stats are encouraging.

these stats are encouraging.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-01-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,678
Posted By sf
Hey, look at THIS auction from a couple months...

Hey, look at THIS auction from a couple months ago...who got this amazing deal? Wow. I've never seen such an awesome deal on Ebay. For...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By sf
Lance: If you buy a flatbed scanner, the Epson...

Lance:

If you buy a flatbed scanner, the Epson V700 is the only reasonable option. The v700 is a considerably better scanner than the 4490. The V700 is comparable to a dedicated scanner...it really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By sf
Ick. Forget the 9950F scanner. It's awful...

Ick. Forget the 9950F scanner. It's awful compared to the Epson V700. I've seen scans from both and the Epson blows it away.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-28-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 4,733
Posted By sf
An even better sensor. Perfect image processing...

An even better sensor.

Perfect image processing and all the necessary measures to ensure that I would never have to apply batch filtering to my shots to get them to look close to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,779
Posted By sf
In the end, my images are all digital anyway. I...

In the end, my images are all digital anyway. I have thousands of RAW files from my trip to Turkey and Greece. I have also many hundreds of scans of my negatives and slides. They are all stored in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-27-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 27,784
Posted By sf
I have had a similar experience with Hp5 having...

I have had a similar experience with Hp5 having less punch than tri-x. In D76. though. Lab.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,678
Posted By sf
um...4... there are more!

um...4...

there are more!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-25-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,678
Posted By sf
for anyone who is having trouble figuring what...

for anyone who is having trouble figuring what the fuss is about:

100mm, 135mm, polarizer kit, and body/65 kit. All on sale from two sellers on eBay currently.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-25-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 4,678
Posted By sf
RF645 people...look at the auction site. Now.

that's really all I have to say.

and where is the forum? Gone? Come on! Mamiya 6 AND 7 have separate forums...no fair!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 9,411
Posted By sf
I don't collect cameras. I collect cigar boxes. I...

I don't collect cameras. I collect cigar boxes. I also collect debt (incurred in my photographic pursuits).
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By sf
bicycling weightlifting (not so much anymore, but...

bicycling
weightlifting (not so much anymore, but I still get to the gym every now and then)
cigars (I used to be, at least - I still love them, but only rarely)
writing (I write one book...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-24-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,857
Posted By sf
oh, just buy a good MF RF. You know. The only...

oh, just buy a good MF RF. You know. The only good one. Then you'll be happy.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By sf
yay. Another happy user. Who says the RF645 can't...

yay. Another happy user. Who says the RF645 can't be used for portraits?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By sf
beautiful, Charles. That camera sure takes nice...

beautiful, Charles. That camera sure takes nice pictures. Hyper-real, but nice.

I miss Paris to the point of suffering physical pain.
Forum: Off Topic 02-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By sf
Tell you what, Colyn, I own a macbook right now,...

Tell you what, Colyn, I own a macbook right now, and I'd have to say that OS X is the worst operating system I have ever used. It crashes...5-10 times a day. No kidding. The OS, applications, etc....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf
Frank, as you near the end of the roll, does it...

Frank, as you near the end of the roll, does it feel less than smooth as you wind? It should feel the same throughout the roll. If it begins to grind/stick/or feel like it's tearing the film, you may...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 3,741
Posted By sf
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/369250813_48560...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/369250813_48560b0109.jpg?v=0
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,144
Posted By sf
maniacal cackle. do men cackle? I do. Might be...

maniacal cackle.

do men cackle? I do. Might be my cold.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 15,549
Posted By sf
Gosh...in Ellensburg, you've got a pretty narrow...

Gosh...in Ellensburg, you've got a pretty narrow range of options. Out there at which college? I forgot which one was in Ellensburg.

I'd love to offer you something creative, but I have all the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf
that's the one. Tamron in Comack, NY. I sent my...

that's the one. Tamron in Comack, NY. I sent my camera there. Looks like you have some options. Good luck.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 4,875
Posted By sf
Somewhere along the 1 highway. TXP.

Somewhere along the 1 highway. TXP.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf
that sounds creepy. Never have I had any issues...

that sounds creepy. Never have I had any issues like that with mine. But...if i use 220 film in it, it leaks horribly.

Your film was wound tightly, yes? I use Fuji almost exclusively because I like...
Forum: Off Topic 02-17-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By sf
Seattle: 46 degress F and rainy. Very normal...

Seattle: 46 degress F and rainy. Very normal February weather. And miserable for camera people.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By sf
never had to do that myself. Not normal, but...

never had to do that myself. Not normal, but probably not lethal either. Mine can't handle 220 film. Whatever.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By sf
Heck yeah, I bring mine on mountain bike rides...

Heck yeah, I bring mine on mountain bike rides and hikes all the time. I carry it in a Lowepro waterPROOF and well padded backpack, though. It is totally safe from harm.

I don't worry about...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-14-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,586
Posted By sf
Doesn't Greyhoundman fix these things?

Doesn't Greyhoundman fix these things?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-14-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By sf
I was split between the Olympus Stylus Epic (not...

I was split between the Olympus Stylus Epic (not the zoom), and the Contax T3. I bought a T3.

The Epic has an awesome lens, but is totally automatic. If I were mostly shooting outdoors daytime...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,555
Posted By sf
I shoot with the 200 sometimes, and it is...

I shoot with the 200 sometimes, and it is contrasty too. I stopped using it for that reason. It was contrasty if I developed it OR if the lab did.

Now I use Neopan. Yummy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By sf
1 or 2 really good shots per roll is a high...

1 or 2 really good shots per roll is a high average. I shot 39 rolls in Europe last year (in France and England), and I have...5 shots that I would call "really good" enough to hang in a gallery and...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By sf
they are jerks.

they are jerks.
Forum: Travel 02-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By sf
I found that France was the most pleasant. London...

I found that France was the most pleasant. London was horrid. USA is horrid. I am glad I didn't even try to bring film in and out of Turkey or Greece (they took me into a small room and made me strip...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By sf
ask away. I love to talk about it.

ask away. I love to talk about it.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-12-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By sf
this is a very good point. reliability is really...

this is a very good point. reliability is really really really important. And surely the RD1...or most all other CV bodies...simply don't make any promises.

One benefit of digital is that you can...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By sf
XP2 is a good idea if you want only B&W images....

XP2 is a good idea if you want only B&W images. That makes it harder for some clumsy lab to blow your pics (since C41 processing is more controlled from what I hear).

But, if you are going to shoot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By sf
"settle for film" man. What happened? If I had...

"settle for film"

man. What happened?

If I had all the money in the world, I wouldn't ever use a digital camera again - as long as film and chemicals exist. I would shoot film and scan it on an...
Forum: Travel 02-12-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,939
Posted By sf
I'm not the more experienced member, but I have...

I'm not the more experienced member, but I have done some serious travelling with the 120.

I left it in the foil, in boxes, and stuffed into a lead bag without any trouble. I'd suggest leaving them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By sf
at 35mm format: film is only worth it if you...

at 35mm format:

film is only worth it if you like the look and the process. You aren't going to get more resolution than from a sharp 10MP RAW file. Not unless you're on a tripod shooting something...
Forum: RFF News 02-11-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,835
Posted By sf
I have been really forgetting to take pictures of...

I have been really forgetting to take pictures of my family. They really run from me when I have the camera, but I'll try harder. Frank is very right about that.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,582
Posted By sf
F/16. I find that I get the most DOF/sharpness...

F/16. I find that I get the most DOF/sharpness this way.

BUT, with the 100mm zenzanon, wide open is the only way to go.

BUT, when shooting portraits, I am either wide open, or f/5.6, or f/8, or...
Forum: Off Topic 02-11-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By sf
NY is pretty impressive. I have been to all those...

NY is pretty impressive. I have been to all those places except Toronto.

DC is nice but not so photogenic. Seattle is photogenic in a similar manner to NY, but is less intense and offers more grime...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-08-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 11,917
Posted By sf
I have one other... 1 100 watt (I think)...

I have one other...

1 100 watt (I think) tungsten bulb in an industial lamp. Pretty cheapy. Like $15. I put it behind a sheet to diffuse the light.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By sf
Ilford made a strong effort to save itself - via...

Ilford made a strong effort to save itself - via a pretty hairy strategy. We should write them a thank you letter.;)

Fuji too. Maybe RFF should pool together and invest in some equipment for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By sf
and I just made the last two large item film gear...

and I just made the last two large item film gear purchases I will probably ever make. But, I'd have to say that I'll buy film from obscure companies in China, and I'll formulate my own chemicals...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-08-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 11,917
Posted By sf
A pic I normally wouldn't post because it's...

A pic I normally wouldn't post because it's digital AND slr AND artificial lighting...

1 4000 watt strobe. Yikes. I burned my friend's face and retinas with it on that day. I'd crop this up to just...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-08-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 11,917
Posted By sf
this is beautiful. wow.

this is beautiful. wow.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 4,103
Posted By sf
To measure build quality, it is simple to measure...

To measure build quality, it is simple to measure the tolerances, materials, and methods of production. But, build quality is also how well all those well built pieces work together. If the mechanics...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-07-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By sf
thanks for posting that. $1235 seems high at...

thanks for posting that. $1235 seems high at first...then I remember how obscene the prices are on these lenses. The 100mm too.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-06-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,226
Posted By sf
You sound like an Epson salesperson. You make...

You sound like an Epson salesperson. You make that RD-1s sound good!

Of course, next time, you're going to have to post some shots. We're very visual people.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-06-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,742
Posted By sf
I think the pics speak for themselves.

I think the pics speak for themselves.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,297
Posted By sf
I just acquired a Contax T3 that will find a...

I just acquired a Contax T3 that will find a place beside the Bronica in the bag...or it may not, depending on certain developments...

2 cameras at most, one is most likely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 2,813
Posted By sf
my 45mm RF645 lens is my widest because I can't...

my 45mm RF645 lens is my widest because I can't find a 15mm CV setup at a decently low price.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-04-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 10,587
Posted By sf
whoops...I missed this thread and started another...

whoops...I missed this thread and started another of similar nature. Sorry for the redundancy, folks.

I'm a student, mostly.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-04-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,409
Posted By sf
this is a strange thread

this is a strange thread
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By sf
I think I have taken a couple that I would call...

I think I have taken a couple that I would call "perfect"

But, of course, this is THE perfect image in my collection. I can't think of anything that would make it better. In my opinion, the perfect...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-03-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By sf
My flat rate is $1000 USD per hour (or $10,000...

My flat rate is $1000 USD per hour (or $10,000 per day on multi-day projects) + expenses.

Needless to say, no one can afford my services.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 3,927
Posted By sf
that second shot is gorgeous.

that second shot is gorgeous.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,937
Posted By sf
doesn't cold temperature kill batteries?

doesn't cold temperature kill batteries?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By sf
All the good scanners are hard to find now. I...

All the good scanners are hard to find now. I want to find a Dimage Scan Multi Pro, but no one is selling them anymore, and they are selling for upward of $2K USED now. Yikes. I paid $1400 for a used...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By sf
I wish you luck!

I wish you luck!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By sf
nowadays, this is a complicated question. If you...

nowadays, this is a complicated question.

If you shoot a *Really* sharp 35mm Velvia neg, and have it DRUM SCANNED at grain sharp resolution, you'll beat any 10MP camera.

If you go to the local shop...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 16
Poll: Just for Fun
Views: 951
Posted By sf
I think the smoother image is film...and the...

I think the smoother image is film...and the noisier one is digital...but then maybe not. I really don't care. Nothing is as it appears these days. That's why I love film. I can hold it, so I know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 2,437
Posted By sf
the real macs are dead. The new ones are just as...

the real macs are dead. The new ones are just as bug-ridden as the windows OS.

I have been a windows person since 3.1, and now am running a Macbook with OS X, and I'd have to say that the OS X is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 4,212
Posted By sf
I think tri-x is excellent, as I look through old...

I think tri-x is excellent, as I look through old negs. But because I like the fuji spools for their little hook, I use Neopan 100 Acros for street now, and I LOVE it. It has a nice smooth tonal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,897
Posted By sf
But you could just forget the MP and buy,...

But you could just forget the MP and buy, instead, an M4P AND a fridge. AND a plasma. If you shop around.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By sf
you're right. I knew that...I was just practicing...

you're right. I knew that...I was just practicing my mad cow (sponge brain).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By sf
but you can white balance come scanning time. You...

but you can white balance come scanning time. You can't increase or decrease ISO for better DOF and sharpness. The way I see it, that is why to buy a digicam. I own one because i wanted soemthing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,897
Posted By sf
ha ha! I laughed out loud there.

ha ha! I laughed out loud there.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-30-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,256
Posted By sf
yes, I think the Rokkor is a softer renderer. I...

yes, I think the Rokkor is a softer renderer. I owned the Nokton once, and it was really nice, but I think more contrasty than the Rokkor, and not as gentle on tones.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By sf
I think it's funny. And I agree: Those things are...

I think it's funny. And I agree: Those things are hideously expensive. Rather spend that money on a nice Imacon scanner (used). Makes my RF a...75MP camera? Or something like that.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sf
I really like your shot, Michael. It has such a...

I really like your shot, Michael. It has such a beautiful look to it. Does NOT look like an airport. Such a nice relaxed light.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By sf
Oh, the digital zoom button. I feel dirty every...

Oh, the digital zoom button. I feel dirty every time I brush it with my thumb.

Anyone who would use digital zoom instead of merely cropping an image...subhuman. Goes to show what Canon and other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,897
Posted By sf
Just remember...you can buy an MP, but it's still...

Just remember...you can buy an MP, but it's still small format. Don't waste your money on 35mm. Buy that RF645 Gid has for sale, spend, what, 1/4 the price, and have a camera capable of producing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By sf
bottom line: when you need to get the shot, you...

bottom line: when you need to get the shot, you need to get the shot.

If I have a roll of Neopan 100 Acros in my RF645, and I find myself in a bar at night and want to get a shot that requires some...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By sf
You can shoot 3200 at 1600 easily - or you can...

You can shoot 3200 at 1600 easily - or you can simply adjust your shooting to match the film speed difference. If your meter only goes to 1600, and you have 3200 speed film in there, simply...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sf
I can play at this Seattle Tacoma International...

I can play at this

Seattle Tacoma International airport, when the big wind storm hit and everyone lost power for up to two weeks. The airport didn't even have power - but for emergency lights here...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By sf
that's a nice collection of smilies,...

that's a nice collection of smilies, there.

welcome to RFF. Stay for a while.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By sf
I use it for landscapes (these are very rare...

I use it for landscapes (these are very rare lately), and I use it for when I am shooting product pics - like things for sale on RFF.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,229
Posted By sf
Yeah, and I threw that 98% disclaimer in there...

Yeah, and I threw that 98% disclaimer in there for that reason. Special cases.
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,715
Posted By sf
I bought my RF645 from Robert White, and I'd have...

I bought my RF645 from Robert White, and I'd have to say they gave me AMAZING service. Really great to deal with.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 124
Views: 10,229
Posted By sf
Nude photography? I wouldn't even try it. I'm not...

Nude photography? I wouldn't even try it. I'm not married, and I don't even have a GF, but I know for a FACT that there is NO way a female would allow this. At least not in 98% of cases. And even if...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By sf
F16 WILL deteriorate image quality to some...

F16 WILL deteriorate image quality to some degree, depending on the lens architecture, quality of the glass, and aspects of the lighting in the scene.

I find no trouble with images in which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,709
Posted By sf
I NEVER use flashes or any kind of artificial...

I NEVER use flashes or any kind of artificial lighting.

Well. I did ONCE, but that was in a studio.

With the RF645, I have never once used a flash. And I never will.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-29-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 6,347
Posted By sf
I just cut some negs, and noticed that I have 124...

I just cut some negs, and noticed that I have 124 pages of 12 each single cut 645 frames (c41, E6, and B&W). That's 1448 individually chosen frames from countless rolls.

And I have probably another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,657
Posted By sf
buy from B&G, Freestyle, Samys, Glazers, or KEH....

buy from B&G, Freestyle, Samys, Glazers, or KEH. I would not trust any major retailers.

MP all the way. If I had infinite money to buy a 35mm camera, a custom MP would be my ticket.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-28-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 6,347
Posted By sf
I think the only reason it would make sense is...

I think the only reason it would make sense is that the 6x7 format is ideal for classic print sizes.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By sf
you know, another way is to take out your...

you know, another way is to take out your favorite camera and love it.

I am really wanting an M2 or 3 right now, and I see one now for a nice price, but I know I can't afford it.

I went and got my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By sf
Jorge is right. GAS is one of those things that...

Jorge is right. GAS is one of those things that actually makes me happy in a sick way. Like every day is Christmas Eve when you have some money to burn. There's a camera right around the corner!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By sf
I find that eating REALLY hot food solves most...

I find that eating REALLY hot food solves most problems. The more you eat, the less other things bother you. Works beautifully.

I make these candies with large quantities of hot sauce in them. I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,876
Posted By sf
to kmack, here is how I approached your...

to kmack, here is how I approached your suggestion.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,876
Posted By sf
gabriel M.A. What are these? Tying posts? I...

gabriel M.A.
What are these? Tying posts? I really like the look of this image. I mean the tone and DOF are very beautiful. I only wonder about the right side of the image where it is blurry and dim....
Forum: RFF News 01-27-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,055
Posted By sf
a powerful sign of good will, Stephen. Thank You.

a powerful sign of good will, Stephen. Thank You.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-27-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By sf
no dimmer. various layers of diffusers. Poor...

no dimmer. various layers of diffusers. Poor man's style.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-27-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By sf
this is a sweet contraption. I once tried using a...

this is a sweet contraption. I once tried using a flourescent bank of 4 long bulbs. They were "daylight" ful spectrum. Turn out to be too expensive, but it was looking like it would work well - can...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-27-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By sf
Looks good Todd. I tried a similar thing once...

Looks good Todd. I tried a similar thing once with a model, but was shooting with a Pentax 645nII or Mamiya 645e (I forget which), and used just a single 100 watt tungsten bulb to the right of her...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2007
Replies: 240
Views: 30,297
Posted By sf
RF645 45mm Paris

RF645 45mm Paris
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,614
Posted By sf
words/no words, but we have to upload words...

words/no words, but we have to upload words anyway...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
Istanbul is a great place to visit, Taksim is the...

Istanbul is a great place to visit, Taksim is the nice end, in my opinion, and the Regency near Taksim is super nice. There's also a Ritz Carlton in that vicinity.

Paris is not expensive if you know...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
what do you mean, "mine"...you mean you sold a...

what do you mean, "mine"...you mean you sold a mint M3 for $710? Did it hurt?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
I would bring a 21 and a 50, really. That's...

I would bring a 21 and a 50, really. That's because I think three lenses is too much. If I were going to travel with my Bronica, I'd take only the 100 and the 45.

But the 28 and 40 are too close, in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
well, I don't worry about the mechanics, as the...

well, I don't worry about the mechanics, as the seller has had it cleaned and says it is in perfect condition in that sense.

As far as build quality, how is the later version of better build? I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-26-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 23,306
Posted By sf
My shot... I like to find girls that want to be...

My shot...

I like to find girls that want to be in pictures - not too hard to find - and this is Lisa. She worked with me at a resturant in Issaquah as a waitress.

We went to this abandoned old...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,876
Posted By sf
Here's mine RF645, 45mm, Arista.edu Ultra 200...

Here's mine

RF645, 45mm, Arista.edu Ultra 200 @200 in Arista Premium (clayton F76) developer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
I found one I want bad, but it certainly has...

I found one I want bad, but it certainly has those old shutter times. That, I find to be a trouble because I don't have a meter that will allow me to begin learning to meter by eye. Is there a meter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
thanks. I appreciate that. He appears to be a...

thanks. I appreciate that. He appears to be a stand-up guy. And with a track record like that, I think I'd not hesitate to send my camera to him. If I buy one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
So is there a real good reason why someone would...

So is there a real good reason why someone would want to go with the metal pressure plate ss over the glass pressure plate DS?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
Where is this Youxin Ye? What is shipping going...

Where is this Youxin Ye? What is shipping going to cost me from Seattle, WA in the USA?

Right now, I am preparing to buy a kit for $1000 that has been cleaned. It is an 8 in terms of cosmetics...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
That one was actually just rested on the...

That one was actually just rested on the banister. They have this railings along all the walkways so people don't fall into the water in the dark.

#74 was hand held at ISO 3200. #75 was on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By sf
Fair prices for M3 DS and SS CLA'd?

I am looking at a selection of these cameras on various websites and at a few stores. I don't know what to expect in terms of prices.

What is a DS M3 with a rigid summicron, CLA'd, worth in USD?...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
you will certainly want a longer lens. Buy a 75mm...

you will certainly want a longer lens. Buy a 75mm Heliar. There were moments where I couldn't get close to my subjects, and the zoom lens was very helpful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
I found that I used the 20mm on the D200 most of...

I found that I used the 20mm on the D200 most of the time. That is about the same as a 28mm lens. It was perfect. The 35mm I brought was great too, for when i didn't want to be real close to my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
Here is a link to a pile of photos from my...

Here is a link to a pile of photos from my trip:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutterflower/

Search my gallery "Tags Only" for the term "Istanbul" by entering "Istanbul" into the search field at...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,876
Posted By sf
I'm in too.

I'm in too.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 67
Views: 8,491
Posted By sf
I like Chris Weeks' work and his input on this...

I like Chris Weeks' work and his input on this forum. I didn't pay attention to the last contest, so I can't comment on that.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-24-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 23,306
Posted By sf
I could tell, from his body language, that he...

I could tell, from his body language, that he felt a close personal connection to the place. Your photography brought that out. Marvelous work.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By sf
I second the vote for the Nova 1. With a good...

I second the vote for the Nova 1. With a good strap, it is hard to beat this bag.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By sf
yes, my RF645's 45mm external viewfinder has...

yes, my RF645's 45mm external viewfinder has skewed framelines, so I might be confused by a level.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By sf
I'll tell you, there are many forums that I would...

I'll tell you, there are many forums that I would never visit, but there are some I would love to see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,476
Posted By sf
So, it's just a very sad coincidence.:D Good...

So, it's just a very sad coincidence.:D

Good luck with SLRs. I owned the Nikon, as i said, and it was a wonderful machine.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By sf
Given that you are mounting things on top of...

Given that you are mounting things on top of things, and the viewfinder bubble is at the highest point, you are most likely to be looking at an accurate reading there and will have to find which...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,476
Posted By sf
oh...I think the sale of RFF and all his gear...

oh...I think the sale of RFF and all his gear probably have something in common.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,476
Posted By sf
Don't go that route. I owned the D200 (fantastic...

Don't go that route. I owned the D200 (fantastic camera), but sure as heck not a reason to sell 26K worth of gear. You must have other, bigger ideas in your head if you're selling everything.

Maybe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,476
Posted By sf
Getting out of the Leica thing? What's next?

Getting out of the Leica thing? What's next?
Forum: Off Topic 01-24-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
yeah, if you have an FE, that will probably be...

yeah, if you have an FE, that will probably be ideal because it will give you a better idea of your focal plane up close, and you can find fast glass for little cost. And if your child should set off...
Forum: Off Topic 01-24-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
melanie did manage to put into eloquent language,...

melanie did manage to put into eloquent language, the very thing most of us knew but were unable to communicate through the fog of GAS.
Forum: Off Topic 01-24-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
I hope also that it doesn't, and your advice is...

I hope also that it doesn't, and your advice is really perfectly wise. I won't argue. No sense in arguing, perhaps I am just more optimistic about our members. I wouldn't expect more than a handful...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
that's not true, George. There are certainly...

that's not true, George. There are certainly people here that would care. What a harsh thing to say.

Stephanie, what cameras DO you have? Anything of reasonable build quality, with a fast...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By sf
I am a freak about bags. I spent a great deal of...

I am a freak about bags. I spent a great deal of time choosing mine.

Lowepro Nova 1...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
only trouble is she'd have a slower lens, and...

only trouble is she'd have a slower lens, and shooting kids indoors requires speed.

Of course...she could shoot with fast FAST film all the time and never feel the grain thing.
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
I don't know what cameras you already work with,...

I don't know what cameras you already work with, Stephanie, but if you don't like shooting with them enough that you'll be able to record the next years well...if you maybe only own an Argus "brick"...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
Ug. Not in my opinion. Those cameras just aren't...

Ug. Not in my opinion. Those cameras just aren't well built enough to pull into any equation that stretches past a couple years - and that's a simple statistical fact. CVs are the best value around,...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
I'll help you decide! Buy the camera. With the...

I'll help you decide!

Buy the camera. With the baby coming, few "toys" could possibly offer you more for the future. In fact, I can't think of anything more important at this time in your life...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,334
Posted By sf
Yeah, I'm actually preparing to buy something...

Yeah, I'm actually preparing to buy something special tonight. I may post a surprise tomorrow.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-23-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 5,305
Posted By sf
You know...this saves money. Less bandwidth, less...

You know...this saves money. Less bandwidth, less drive space, less costs to running RFF. Could mean RFF lives longer. Could mean anything.

Then again, it must be nice for the dial-up crowd to be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By sf
love it. And people like to think of themselves...

love it. And people like to think of themselves as unique. We're all the same!

Even when I know there's nothing particularly engaging to read or write about on RFF any particular hour, I'll log in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By sf
My #1 GAS story... Would have to be the 100mm...

My #1 GAS story...

Would have to be the 100mm for that RF645 in the avatar.

No one NEEDS any lens or camera. I certainly didn't NEED the 100mm. I had negative $3000 in the bank, I had really bad...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 23,306
Posted By sf
Wayne. R. Scott: This image is captivating, but I...

Wayne. R. Scott:
This image is captivating, but I am not sure if it's his expression, or the context of that expression. Only thing that I question is the flat tones (very fast film?) that leave the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By sf
No problem. Happy to help someone new to...

No problem. Happy to help someone new to RFF.

This is a wonderful place.

Welcome.

:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By sf
click on "gallery" at the top right of your...

click on "gallery" at the top right of your screen
If you are logged in, it should say "Welcome, (your name)" at the top right of the screen

There should be a link "My Photos" at the left side of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,019
Posted By sf
Don't these things go for as much as a nice new...

Don't these things go for as much as a nice new car? How did you FIND this?

wow. Pretty.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 23,306
Posted By sf
Talking Don't forget!

Don't forget!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By sf
yeah...not quite the cheap alternative. But, not...

yeah...not quite the cheap alternative.

But, not the most expensive. Not even close. So you're not totally a failure.

Nice rig.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 2,512
Posted By sf
empathy. I've got GAS bad lately. I am dirt...

empathy.

I've got GAS bad lately. I am dirt broke, but I want to buy another camera so bad I can't stand it. Or a scanner. Or SOMETHING.

Tonight I was looking at 4x5 cameras again. And at Retinas....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By sf
a IIIF Red Dial for a nice price

190073509794

Just thought it looked like a good deal.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-21-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By sf
Good luck even getting your framing right with...

Good luck even getting your framing right with that.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-21-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,428
Posted By sf
I agree. Of course, they tend to have nice...

I agree. Of course, they tend to have nice inventories...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-20-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 23,306
Posted By sf
yay. Time to post. Here's mine. This was not...

yay. Time to post.

Here's mine. This was not easy. I spent two days choosing.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
Hold that thought. If I get this job I am looking...

Hold that thought. If I get this job I am looking at, I'll be flush with cash. I could use a backup setup.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
Your price is fair. No kidding. $1000 is actually...

Your price is fair. No kidding. $1000 is actually a good deal if the lens is 100% clean. Mine has small flaws (scratches and some almost imperceptable coating flaws). I wouldn't sell mine for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
I love the look of the heliar. I don't like close...

I love the look of the heliar. I don't like close portraits anyway. If I get back into 35mm, the 75mm and the 15mm will be two of my first purchases.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
Hey, it;s 4am here. My brain is oozing out...

Hey, it;s 4am here. My brain is oozing out through my eyes.

I paid $650 for mine. I think that was it. + 50 GBP shipping. So, I guess that comes to $730 or something, then add the $65 the US...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,428
Posted By sf
yes, if you enter "0", I think, but my interest...

yes, if you enter "0", I think, but my interest is to see how people think of this option. I have seen a strong tendency in one direction in my conversations here on RFF, but I'll leave my opinions...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
You could send me $1000 and I can buy it for you...

You could send me $1000 and I can buy it for you and ship it as a worthless piece of glass...but that wouldn't work too well, I'd guess. And I don't trust the post at all.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,428
Posted By sf
the classifieds: best offer?

Should users be forced to set a price when listing items in the classifieds?

Currently, it is legitimate to ask for a "best offer".
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
right, yeah. I paid $65 to the US Government to...

right, yeah. I paid $65 to the US Government to import mine. :mad:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By sf
that's a very nice picture. The DOF and bokeh is...

that's a very nice picture. The DOF and bokeh is actually quite pleasing. I haven't used the 65mm all that much.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
I got it to focus pretty close - .7 meters...

I got it to focus pretty close - .7 meters approx., but still that is not close enough for tight headshots.

How many rangefinder users shoot tight headshots, anyway? Zero.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By sf
Looks like an interesting film. Positive? Neat.

Looks like an interesting film. Positive? Neat.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
funny thing is, I think this is the guy that...

funny thing is, I think this is the guy that bought the 100mm out from under my hesitant self last year. The lens is in LN- condition, I remember seeing it. Probably NEW by our standards. The price...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-19-2007
Replies: 646
Views: 26,727
Posted By sf
I'll join the effort.

I'll join the effort.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By sf
then I think it would make alot of sense. I don't...

then I think it would make alot of sense. I don't know how to program anything, though, so I have no idea what that would require.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By sf
I think they are searchable. I just thought it...

I think they are searchable. I just thought it would be easier for users to browse virtual galleries. Just use the data in the fields to populate these galleries with images so people can browse...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By sf
Question An idea for streamlining the gallery a bit

Would it make sense to build an interface for the gallery that would allow posters to place images into galleries that are separated by camera, lens? These galleries could be virtual (not actually...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By sf
Canon IP5000 I have one, and people are...

Canon IP5000

I have one, and people are constantly surprised by the prints. I took some down to Glazers Camera here in Seattle and they were all complimenting the printer.

And I am just using the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
Doug and I saw one go for $1400 and change last...

Doug and I saw one go for $1400 and change last year. They regularly go for over $1000 on the auction site, and I have NEVER seen a more beautifully performing lens. It is worth the dough because of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
Yes. Hard to find. Very. I got Clarence here on...

Yes. Hard to find. Very. I got Clarence here on RFF to find me one in England. Thanks, Clarence. I LOVE the 100mm. It was worth every dime.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By sf
RF645 100mm on photo.net

Here is the link

buy it

http://www.photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=671462
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By sf
get it done for free with the warranty, then...

get it done for free with the warranty, then learn how to do it yourself after. Not brain surgery. Not easy, though.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,626
Posted By sf
Yes. You have to do this occasionally to these...

Yes. You have to do this occasionally to these cameras - and many others - because of the way the mechanism works. I had a faulty R3A and read up about this (concept of periodic adjustments), and it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,535
Posted By sf
tags. I need to buy a CV camera so I can...

tags.

I need to buy a CV camera so I can actually take part in the forum!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,535
Posted By sf
The m-mount flickr group only has 72...

The m-mount flickr group only has 72 members...let's add more. You never know...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,489
Posted By sf
A fearless commentary, for sure. I have to say...

A fearless commentary, for sure. I have to say that this speaks aloud some of my own first reactions to this change. Having a retailer own RFF, as I said, will be "interesting". This only makes it...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By sf
I would try for the Leitz Minolta CLE. The RF645...

I would try for the Leitz Minolta CLE. The RF645 + 65mm lens goes for between $800 and $1000 used these days, as long as you list it at an effective moment (where there aren't too many on the...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,489
Posted By sf
oh yay, I was right! Sold! Interesting to have a...

oh yay, I was right! Sold!

Interesting to have a camera retailer own the RFF!

Cameraquest is a great site, and shows the Stephen has a true love of rangefinder cameras. If anything, this will boost...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 5,574
Views: 957,227
Posted By sf
yeah, I liked the first one best too. The second...

yeah, I liked the first one best too. The second one i posted is the original file, before I made the necessary edits to make it nice.

And I am glad the snow is finally thawing out. I was unable to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By sf
I love your chrome MP, too.

I love your chrome MP, too.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4,007
Posted By sf
I follow. I think you're probably right. That...

I follow. I think you're probably right. That makes alot of sense.
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,411
Posted By sf
good point.

good point.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By sf
only way to solve this problem is to buy cameras....

only way to solve this problem is to buy cameras.

I actually found that buying just about ANY camera solved it. Last year, I got it real bad and bought a Konica C35 from Greyhoundman. ANd a GSN...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-18-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By sf
my favorite...well, there are many very nice...

my favorite...well, there are many very nice wides in the world, and many nice normal lenses...but very few in the league of the 100mm. It is something special. It is my favorite.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-17-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,742
Posted By sf
well done on this one, Shadowfox. Perfect props.

well done on this one, Shadowfox. Perfect props.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-17-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,742
Posted By sf
peanuts? And smoke too?

peanuts? And smoke too?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By sf
for the 100mm, I have attached 3 examples of its...

for the 100mm, I have attached 3 examples of its beauty. The vignetting on the third frame is artificial. I tried to remove it in PS, but was unable to clean it away completely.

This is really quite...
Forum: RFF News 01-17-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,411
Posted By sf
Jorge is selling RFF to a communications firm...

Jorge is selling RFF to a communications firm that hopes to harness its social networking powers for the good of advertising to this niche market.

Jorge will use the proceeds to fund research and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
oh, and simplicity is absolutely a good idea. Too...

oh, and simplicity is absolutely a good idea. Too much gear in Istanbul is not a good thing. I would not carry more than I could fit into a small bag (a big bag is just not reasonable because of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By sf
Anyone? Here are three shots, one from each of...

Anyone? Here are three shots, one from each of the 45, 65, and 100.

45mm: the lens is so incredibly sharp, that on an 11x14 print, the faces of people in the distance can be clearly seen with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sf
Istanbul. Just got back from there! Here are...

Istanbul. Just got back from there!

Here are some tips from my 10 days there:

things not to miss: Cisterns (just ask anyone about them), Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Taksim (like the Times Square of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,794
Posted By sf
Not good news. I always figured the boutique...

Not good news. I always figured the boutique makers would stay around longer than the big names.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-17-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By sf
You should be able to get an M6 + 50mm. But...

You should be able to get an M6 + 50mm.

But which lens do you have? There is no 50. If you have the 45mm on there, you're set for a nice trade. The 65mm is worth about $300 less, used, than the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By sf
I'm surprised as well. In LA, I rarely ran into...

I'm surprised as well. In LA, I rarely ran into photographers at that level who shot any film at all. Thought I did meet one guy who had just finished a shoot with Carmen Electra and was dropping 75...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By sf
Same with Johnny Depp, I think. Or was it Sean...

Same with Johnny Depp, I think. Or was it Sean Penn?

Bottom line is that anyone who reads, has money, and likes photography will eventually learn of the supremacy of Leica. It is a force of nature.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By sf
Oh, can you imagine that? Apple and Leica. Best...

Oh, can you imagine that? Apple and Leica. Best of all worlds. That could change everything for the better.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 5,574
Views: 957,227
Posted By sf
I was bored today (stuck in the house this week...

I was bored today (stuck in the house this week unable to leave thanks to icy roads and steep hills). I spent a couple hours taking pictures, in VERY low light by the window with my little Canon...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-17-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By sf
Favorite shot from your RF645 (by lens)?

I would be interested to see how many of us are RF645 users, and to see how we all use the greatest rangefinder ever made.

:D
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