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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 763
Views: 177,910
Posted By PaulDalex
Thank you Doug And a triple wow

Thank you Doug
And a triple wow
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 763
Views: 177,910
Posted By PaulDalex
Doug, Please, would you mind to give us a link to...

Doug,
Please, would you mind to give us a link to the bubble leap image in Kauai?
I don't remember it, possibly missed it, although I visit frequently mostly to have a refreshing look at the many...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 259
Views: 23,696
Posted By PaulDalex
Lonesome boat

Lonesome boat
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 85,320
Posted By PaulDalex
Seaside...

Seaside chatting
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108689&d=1565681358
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 716
Posted By PaulDalex
I made the switch (from B&W to color) in the mid...

I made the switch (from B&W to color) in the mid sixties. And I never had the courage to go back to B&W.
I am afraid of not been able to compose in B&W anymore, and that, if I ever try, I would loose...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 9,650
Posted By PaulDalex
My DIY solution. Leather only, Lightweight, won't...

My DIY solution. Leather only, Lightweight, won't scratch, won't get in my way while shooting
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By PaulDalex
Doug, that's very kind of you! Thank you so...

Doug,
that's very kind of you!
Thank you so much!
Paolo
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 259
Views: 23,696
Posted By PaulDalex
Romina and Doriana

Romina and Doriana
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By PaulDalex
Me too, me too! I thought it was not...

Me too, me too!
I thought it was not possible.
BTW Pistach comes from a typo.
I want to be "PaulDalex" which is an English translation of my name and last name.
How do I send a message to a moderator?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By PaulDalex
Angenieux is introducing Cine primes that cost on...

Angenieux is introducing Cine primes that cost on the average 25.000
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By PaulDalex
Looks like a cine lens. Expensive anyway

Looks like a cine lens. Expensive anyway
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,574
Views: 956,838
Posted By PaulDalex
CLE and a sleepy lagoon

CLE and a sleepy lagoon
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 15,781
Posted By PaulDalex
Never thought it could be dangerous to argue with...

Never thought it could be dangerous to argue with some member in this forum :eek:.
So many warriors!
I bookmarked the thread as a reminder for caution!
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,339
Posted By PaulDalex
I reached one month of photographic...

I reached one month of photographic abstinence:bang:
One heat wave after another and tomorrow thunderstorms.
In May I loaded with Provia 3 cameras. The frame counters range from 10 to 28. Normally...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 587
Views: 105,881
Posted By PaulDalex
malkmata, That's a Pistoletto! The Italian artist...

malkmata,
That's a Pistoletto!
The Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto
There are many of them at the National Gallery of Modern Art here in Rome, and I took some shots in a similar way
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By PaulDalex
My two cents. I like to have more megapixels,...

My two cents.
I like to have more megapixels, although I am looking for the right plateau. It might be at about 60 megapixels. Bu I also want them in a nice camera and not too expensive
1- I like...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By PaulDalex
I dislike that all the wheels are on the rhs of...

I dislike that all the wheels are on the rhs of the viewfinder.
It is not Sony only (except Fuji) , but I thought that with after the A9 they would finally fix it in all subsequent models
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By PaulDalex
Just look at my avatar Maui 2005

Just look at my avatar
Maui 2005
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By PaulDalex
Ciao Alberto, a me e' piaciuto tantissimo....

Ciao Alberto,
a me e' piaciuto tantissimo. Bravo!!!
Ho fatto un search a WIX e ti ho trovato.
Puo' essere usato per linkare foto a RFF?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 38,320
Posted By PaulDalex
I like Contaxes, I have experience of RX, S2...

I like Contaxes, I have experience of RX, S2 Yashicas and RTSIII
But the mirror slip problem is a shame for such sophisticated cameras.
Now I understand that the Aria is immune.
BUT, does Aria suffer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By PaulDalex
Incidentally, is it not one of the reasons for...

Incidentally, is it not one of the reasons for using LF and standards movements, the possibility of getting everything in focus?
So it is funny that there are photographers that want everything in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By PaulDalex
Hurrah, I understand that it is a matter of...

Hurrah,
I understand that it is a matter of taste, but I hate out of focus areas in an image. I am an f8 photog also for this reason. I guess I have never taken a photo wide open.
However, I never...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Santino, I have an S2 too and I paid a bunch...

Hi Santino,
I have an S2 too and I paid a bunch of money for it many years ago.
I thought that it would be a reliable and robust camera. Unfortunately this is not quite true.
Recently I have had a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
Posted By PaulDalex
Wow! Lucky people! Here we can only dream of...

Wow!
Lucky people!
Here we can only dream of stores like that
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
Posted By PaulDalex
Skiff, I live in Rome. I have returned to film...

Skiff,
I live in Rome.
I have returned to film (provia) and I have been wondering whether they (Ars Imago) can be trusted for processing. I know the headquarter are in Switzerland but I don't know...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By PaulDalex
Simplicity is one of the reasons I returned to...

Simplicity is one of the reasons I returned to film.
Robert, that happened to me sometimes, to my dismay.
However, some cameras (GH5 is a case in point) allow you to save and load a complete...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By PaulDalex
I also have a number of other famous and well...

I also have a number of other famous and well reputed SLR wide-angle lenses, but so far I have had no incentive to try
Besides the A7R is by now permanently mounted on my scan with digital setup
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By PaulDalex
I have obtained the sharpest results ever with...

I have obtained the sharpest results ever with the Sony-Minolta EA4 (not sure of the name) AF adapter on my A7R and the Minolta AF 50 1,4.
I made a test comparing with other lens, like the Summicron...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 12,135
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Fujilove, thank you so much! I will definitely...

Hi Fujilove,
thank you so much!
I will definitely try it and let you know!
If it works as you say it can be a life saver for me!
Cheers
Paul
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,758
Posted By PaulDalex
I voted right hand down. But I shoot exactly as...

I voted right hand down.
But I shoot exactly as Presspass says, except that I always use the index finger.
Using the thumb would give me a sense of instability and imprecision
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Posted By PaulDalex
Froyd, same here. I have thrown away 3 A3+ epsons...

Froyd,
same here.
I have thrown away 3 A3+ epsons (the last was the R3000) because they started staining the paper with dark ink.
My plan is to accumulate ready to print files and eventually buy a...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By PaulDalex
Another interesting and rather negative video...

Another interesting and rather negative video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFSxbLxnFQ
Forum: RFF Polls 02-01-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,339
Posted By PaulDalex
Here in Rome: rain rain rain The best I can do is...

Here in Rome: rain rain rain
The best I can do is some camera scanning
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By PaulDalex
On the other hand paid upgrades on such already...

On the other hand paid upgrades on such already very expensive cameras look outrageous to me
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By PaulDalex
Very interesting video on S1 series Don't miss...

Very interesting video on S1 series
Don't miss it:
https://www.dpreview.com/videos/9958532101/dpreview-tv-10-cool-things-you-may-have-missed-about-the-panasonic-s1-and-s1r
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By PaulDalex
Video specifications of GH5 are much better. As a...

Video specifications of GH5 are much better.
As a photo camera it has a lot of competition at lower price.
I like the size.
Don't like the huge LCD panel, which as others noted, could have been...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,011
Posted By PaulDalex
I may be mistaken, but I remember a RFFer...

I may be mistaken, but I remember a RFFer (Nakebia may be or something like that), whose work I admired, that said it is too warm (or too cold?)
I never understood what's wrong
To my eyes it is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 25,011
Posted By PaulDalex
It is a fantastic lens. But mine squeaks...

It is a fantastic lens.
But mine squeaks :bang:
As to posting with the file limits it cannot show its power.
Anyway I will try to find something
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,825
Posted By PaulDalex
I am 74 (and started shooting at 8 with a Bencini...

I am 74 (and started shooting at 8 with a Bencini Comet II)
Now I guess I cannot aspire to the consolation to be the dean here
Who is the eldest?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By PaulDalex
Delete point (2) and then I agree on all the...

Delete point (2) and then I agree on all the other points.
On the other hand I do a lot of video.
And when doing video I have to stand all the button the menus and the rest
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,380
Posted By PaulDalex
I very much appreciate the anti GAS pills coming...

I very much appreciate the anti GAS pills coming from this thread.
It will help me not to waste more money, making other mistakes, like the one of the Pentax KX
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,380
Posted By PaulDalex
In 2006 I bought a black Pentax KX in excellent...

In 2006 I bought a black Pentax KX in excellent shape with two lenses, out of curiosity (I never had a Pentax before) and because it is beautiful and has good specs, .
I took it on a trip to Ischia,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 12,135
Posted By PaulDalex
I took a look at CP and it seems to me difficult...

I took a look at CP and it seems to me difficult to use and requiring a learning curve.
As to NP, I am not familiar with LR. Long time ago I took a look at it and it was immediate dislike.
Now PS has...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,100
Posted By PaulDalex
I don't dare to count them I am nearing 20 Many...

I don't dare to count them
I am nearing 20
Many Tamrac, Kata, a Chinese leather bag (which I modified) and many Caselogic. Even some terrible Amazon basic.
Since I have too many cameras, lenses and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Spavinaw, thank you very much. Indeed it seems...

Hi Spavinaw,
thank you very much.
Indeed it seems to be a hopeless quest.
I made many google searches to no avail
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By PaulDalex
Uhm, with so many leicaflex fans here, I thought...

Uhm, with so many leicaflex fans here, I thought this would be a common problem
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By PaulDalex
Series VII to E (metric)

Dear all,
I know there are other threads.
But they are not stupid (as I am) proof.
I have a simple question and hope to have direct and simple answer.
Suppose I want to screw an E metric filter (say...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By PaulDalex
Focus and recompose It is in all the manuals

Focus and recompose
It is in all the manuals
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By PaulDalex
I mean I focus on the main subject then change...

I mean I focus on the main subject then change the framing.
It is the normal procedure.
For both focus and exposure
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By PaulDalex
That's what I do all times even with...

That's what I do all times even with autofocus.
So I don't understand the question
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 18,193
Posted By PaulDalex
Another from 1975: Boston windows. Same data...

Another from 1975: Boston windows.
Same data Nikon F with 50 /2 Nikkor H
Reduced Jpeg straight as came out from the Sony camera. No retouching
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 18,193
Posted By PaulDalex
I forgot to say that it is of course a landscape...

I forgot to say that it is of course a landscape of Boston, taken from behind the window of a high rise
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 18,193
Posted By PaulDalex
Taken in 1975 with my black Nikon F plain prism...

Taken in 1975 with my black Nikon F plain prism (which I bought in 1968, but I already had a Nikkorex F since the early sixties) with a Nikkor H 50/2.
The slide has been photographed with this rather...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By PaulDalex
I have to add: before any session a lot of wasted...

I have to add:
before any session a lot of wasted time checking menus
And if you have Sony, it is unique in that it dries the batteries even turned off.
Thus the day before a session I have to charge...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By PaulDalex
I agree with Bill And I have also to count the...

I agree with Bill
And I have also to count the many times that I forget that setting buried in a hundred menus and spoiled the results.
This has incremented my nostalgia for film
Bu it is not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By PaulDalex
I argued that using Single 8 would be a good...

I argued that using Single 8 would be a good idea, because is larger than 8mm, and has none of the disadvantages of Super 8.
Unfortunately to find film and Labs is practically impossible!
Fuji should...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-27-2018
Replies: 524
Views: 38,944
Posted By PaulDalex
If I plan to print a photo, I fix manually...

If I plan to print a photo, I fix manually scratches with the healing brush in PS
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By PaulDalex
Quite true! It is not common for healthy people...

Quite true!
It is not common for healthy people to realize that.
I really appreciate it!
I and my significant half have been repeatedly hospitalized recently (and I am alone today)
We are in constant...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By PaulDalex
Leicina were 8mm or super 8 moovie cameras! My...

Leicina were 8mm or super 8 moovie cameras!
My guess is that you can't
Super 8 is 5,79x4,01 mm
M4/3 is 17,3x13
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By PaulDalex
I have had the RX10II for three years. The slow...

I have had the RX10II for three years.
The slow motion feature drove me nuts.
It only lasts 2 seconds and in a couple hours work I was able to start it at the right time only once
It is plain...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By PaulDalex
Oh boys this is new! A fake Hoya filter with...

Oh boys this is new!
A fake Hoya filter with different front an back thread! Go figure!
Hopefully they are not sold on Amazon too. But we must be careful, this is another red flag.
There is a thread...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By PaulDalex
Willie, sorry I was unclear. "It" was meant to...

Willie,
sorry I was unclear.
"It" was meant to refer to meural
I saw that one has to subscribe a photo hosting service.
In the past I often thought of arranging a slide show on a digital photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By PaulDalex
Uhm SD card? Can one use it privately or is it...

Uhm SD card?
Can one use it privately or is it yet another snooping device?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By PaulDalex
My relation with Epson printers is more leaned...

My relation with Epson printers is more leaned toward hate.
Three of them of the A3+ class (the last is the R3000) I had to throw away because they started staining the paper with ink.
The P800 has a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By PaulDalex
Thanks you all. Very interesting and thought...

Thanks you all.
Very interesting and thought provoking discussion.
Wijninga, you guessed it right.
When I was young I tried to paint, but I gave up because I had too little time left by my job to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By PaulDalex
AI and Photography

Hi all,
Recently I read that DPreview has awarded a (Google) smartphone, which uses AI to improve the result when you take a photo. Already Luminar uses AI to apply various effects to a photo.
If...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,649
Posted By PaulDalex
It is a mixed bag for me. I have some Manfrotto...

It is a mixed bag for me.
I have some Manfrotto tripods and heads, but recently I bought a cheaper Chinese video head. It looks nice but I still have to test it on the field.
I have a Godox flash,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By PaulDalex
I have substituted my Minolta Elite with...

I have substituted my Minolta Elite with scanning with camera.
The main reason was that it took to long for me to scan with the Minolta.
I should try to reinstall the Elite on my current computer to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,494
Posted By PaulDalex
I hate taking pictures with my smartphone ( Sony...

I hate taking pictures with my smartphone ( Sony Z5 Plus).
However, I must confess that, at times, when I fell the impulse of taking a picture and I have no camera with me, I say to myself: better a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
tbhv55, it is me that should apologize. The...

tbhv55,
it is me that should apologize.
The request came by message. I forgot to specify that
Best regards
Paolo
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi tbhv55 C1 10 does. And Frank asked me to...

Hi tbhv55
C1 10 does.
And Frank asked me to check.
I looked at the test photo opened by Rawt and C1 10 and I liked better the second.
I can be mistaken of course
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Huss, what shutter speed? Actually I have a...

Hi Huss,
what shutter speed?
Actually I have a big problem with my lamp because I will need to protect my eyes or risk some damage going forward to archive my slides
Here is a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
My gut feeling is that C1 does a way better job...

My gut feeling is that C1 does a way better job than Rawtherapy.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
Frank, I replied to your message from within...

Frank,
I replied to your message from within RFF
I am not sure my reply arrived to you, since I am not being using this communication channel for a long while.
Let me know by a post if it arrived to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Frank, I verified that C1 10 opens the raw...

Hi Frank,
I verified that C1 10 opens the raw file.
The file is 23,6 megabytes. I think it is not possible to send it by mail
I also verified that Raw Therapy can open the file
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
I checked Silkypix and it is quite expensive!

I checked Silkypix and it is quite expensive!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Frank I use it for video. I could make a photo...

Hi Frank
I use it for video.
I could make a photo for you, but I am afraid that I will get a file too large error from my horrible Italian provider.
On the other hand I have Capture 10 and you made...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By PaulDalex
I use a powerful lamp and I get exposures of...

I use a powerful lamp and I get exposures of 1/30-1/80 at iso 200 and F8
Besides I have no VR at all
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-08-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 5,135
Posted By PaulDalex
Congratulation Robert, I too dream of the...

Congratulation Robert,
I too dream of the definitive camera. The one I will keep for ever, no matter what the evolution of photo technology may be, and never buy another one.
May be I will stick with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2018
Replies: 5,574
Views: 956,838
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi David, in Italy it is considered a classic and...

Hi David,
in Italy it is considered a classic and luxury machine.
On Amazon.it they run from circa 450 euros to more than 650 like this gorgeous one in copper gold and...
Forum: Photo Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By PaulDalex
Fantastic: they answered my message signaling the...

Fantastic: they answered my message signaling the crash with an email which provides a link to download the free trial and nothing else
Call it support if you wish
Forum: Photo Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi all, today I downloaded the free trial. The...

Hi all,
today I downloaded the free trial. The installation crashed immediately while initializing. I have a very plain Dell machine. Don't want to lose further time answering their questions.
Kiss...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 12,135
Posted By PaulDalex
I am interested, but I dont' use Lightroom like...

I am interested, but I dont' use Lightroom like mod2001.
Why don't they make a standalone or a PS plugin?
And, with an apology for the dumb question, what is CP?
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By PaulDalex
Retinax and Ronald, thank you. After so many...

Retinax and Ronald, thank you.
After so many years of using PS I have a complete distrust. Anyway you never know, and I will take a look at those tutorials, although tutorial normally use toy...
Forum: Photo Software 10-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By PaulDalex
Background removal anyone?

I like to make composite images.
So I need a background removal tool
In PS I have been working manually pixel by pixel because I have never been able to remove a background using PS tools.
This is...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,339
Posted By PaulDalex
Wijininga, Raid, and Robert, Thank you so...

Wijininga, Raid, and Robert,
Thank you so much
Your posts really touched me
Forum: RFF Polls 10-12-2018
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,339
Posted By PaulDalex
Nothing Really, my wife has been hospitalized...

Nothing Really,
my wife has been hospitalized since 2 weeks ago
No dismission is insight, and whatever will be the outcome, I guess that's the end of my photographic activity.
I had put a roll of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,127
Posted By PaulDalex
I speak of clips but it is similar Yes,...

I speak of clips but it is similar
Yes, obsessively hoping to improve. Either because of my errors, or because I want a better light, sometimes because I got a better camera or lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By PaulDalex
Thank you all for your interesting answers I must...

Thank you all for your interesting answers
I must confess that weight has always been critical for me.
For example I got my plain prism black Nikon F in 1968. In the early eighties I sold it (WHAT A...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By PaulDalex
Ok, very successful thread! You know these days I...

Ok,
very successful thread!
You know these days I was playing with such cameras as for example the Contax RTSIII and it occurred to me how pleasing is to handle a camera of the right size! And how am...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By PaulDalex
The right size for ergonomy

in my humble opinion Sonys are way to small to be ergonomic whatever the commands might be.

Pana S looks to me the right...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By PaulDalex
I live in Rome. Which has become a third world...

I live in Rome. Which has become a third world megapolis.
Utterly chaotic traffic is the least of the problems.
Yesterday my neighborhood was closed by the police for a bomb alarm at the Aldo Moro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By PaulDalex
BTW don't forget the hassle of scanning!

BTW
don't forget the hassle of scanning!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By PaulDalex
Robert, I like the waiting too. Film is...

Robert,
I like the waiting too. Film is fascinating in many ways!
But there are also other differences pro and con
For example another pro is the simplicity of film cameras
However, once the waiting...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-22-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By PaulDalex
In the last few years I am doing mostly video In...

In the last few years I am doing mostly video
In this perspective the GH5 will retain many advantages:
Lightweight
Cheaper
Anyway advanced video specs like 4k 10bit 4:2:2 All Intra
Large DOF (I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,360
Posted By PaulDalex
I am planning to use again film this summer along...

I am planning to use again film this summer along with digital.
I will take with me a couple film cameras (one rangefinder and one srl) with various lenses each
I left film about ten years ago
What...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By PaulDalex
Also about Math I should mention the fascination...

Also about Math I should mention the fascination of mystery and of the challenges that it poses, which sometimes last centuries.
People is afraid of mystery I think instead we should love it: it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By PaulDalex
Irbridge, thank you very much for your comments...

Irbridge,

thank you very much for your comments and kind words.

I absolutely agree that Math is a form of Art. I have no doubt about it. That's one reasons why I love my work and keep soldiering...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By PaulDalex
I am a retired mathematician (still doing...

I am a retired mathematician (still doing research though), but ever since I was a boy I have been an art lover and never ceased to study art history.
But I also needed to give my love for Art a...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-12-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 48,666
Posted By PaulDalex
Olympus 35 RC 107407

Olympus 35 RC
107407
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 50,443
Posted By PaulDalex
This Thread is saddening for me there is not a...

This Thread is saddening for me
there is not a single word or sentence left to use in my next post
I better resign
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Tim, I plan a partial return to film in the...

Hi Tim,
I plan a partial return to film in the forthcoming summer
And in all honesty it is 95% nostalgia for me
I was just mumbling a thread asking to other film shooters what is their percent of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By PaulDalex
To put the story in proper perspective I found...

To put the story in proper perspective I found this article...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By PaulDalex
I am Italian, I was born in 1945 and live in...

I am Italian, I was born in 1945 and live in Rome.
I perfectly remember seeing these kind of scenes so many times. It was typical.
But assure that in 1951 there was absolutely no danger involved. It...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,391
Posted By PaulDalex
Contax Yashica (Zeiss) Minolta AF Minolta CLE

Contax Yashica (Zeiss)
Minolta AF
Minolta CLE
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi CapitalK, with the same lenses we have so many...

Hi CapitalK,
with the same lenses we have so many options
For example the delicious mechanical S2
Or the else the best slr ever: the RTSIII.
The RTSIII wispers. A friend of mine dubbed it "zeeee zeee"
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,283
Posted By PaulDalex
I am interested For some reason I can't hear the...

I am interested
For some reason I can't hear the audio of the linked video
Forum: Olympus RF 03-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 10,836
Posted By PaulDalex
I remember that Peter Gowland wrote an article in...

I remember that Peter Gowland wrote an article in praise of the Olympus RC
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-23-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,728
Posted By PaulDalex
one is here. It would be nice to see how many...

one is here.
It would be nice to see how many others
Anyway I don't see any reason to prefer the Fuji over the GH5
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By PaulDalex
Thank you Skiff, I exchanged mails with ars imago...

Thank you Skiff,
I exchanged mails with ars imago long time ago.
They asked me to try their lab. But I did not wanted to take the chance after the horror stories I had with pro labs in Rome in my...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By PaulDalex
Steve, I live in Italy, the photographic desert

Steve,
I live in Italy, the photographic desert
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By PaulDalex
A few years ago I bought a Shenhao with the idea...

A few years ago I bought a Shenhao with the idea of practicing with Polaroid.
It was just in time that Polaroid 4x5 were discontinued (and Fuji as well), and film started agonizing, let alone...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,203
Posted By PaulDalex
Many thanks for your help, to all of you Bob,...

Many thanks for your help, to all of you Bob, Calzone, rodt16s, pdp, dogman.
I really appreciate your advice!
Actually I am not at your technical level, but I am willing to learn and I will study...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,203
Posted By PaulDalex
Decades of Epson woes

Decades of Epson woes

I have had over time 3 Epson A3/A3+ printers. I spent about 1000 for each of them.

The last is the R3000. Before that (if memory helps) the 1280 and long time ago an A3 dye...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,004
Posted By PaulDalex
My solution was that of buying overtime both...

My solution was that of buying overtime both cameras
No need to put one against the other. With digital compressing prices of film cameras more and more it is a viable solution
Forum: Photo Software 11-11-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By PaulDalex
I took a look at the affinity site and it looks...

I took a look at the affinity site and it looks quite interesting
It would be great if one of these photoediting softwares included the functionality that the new Nikon 850 sports and about which...
Forum: Photo Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By PaulDalex
BTW they finally answered: "Sure, Luminar...

BTW
they finally answered:
"Sure, Luminar supports 16-bit color depth, and you can save in PSD format."
Forum: Photo Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By PaulDalex
Krotenblender Thank you. You are absolutely right...

Krotenblender
Thank you. You are absolutely right and I will definitely take a look at Affinity
Peter
Thank you. I was unable to make import work. So I use drag and drop. Then I ping pong between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PaulDalex
I am an amateur and I have an archive of under...

I am an amateur and I have an archive of under 10K photos spanning a period of time from the early sixties to today (I started shooting in the fifties but those images went lost).

My plan is...
Forum: Photo Software 11-09-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By PaulDalex
I have an old copy of PS and I hate it. Tools...

I have an old copy of PS and I hate it.
Tools (for example background erasing tools) work only on toy images. I always had to do the job manually pixel by pixel. Sometimes it took years of my spare...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-09-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By PaulDalex
Hi Fuwen is there any reason why you have not...

Hi Fuwen
is there any reason why you have not considered the Zeiss 55 1,8 AF
It also rather compact
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 8,498
Posted By PaulDalex
This is not to say that I like W8. But W10 is...

This is not to say that I like W8.
But W10 is much worse
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 8,498
Posted By PaulDalex
I have W 8 and did't want to upgrade. Once after...

I have W 8 and did't want to upgrade.
Once after leaving the PC unattended I found it in the process of upgrading.
To roll back Microsoft forced me to wait 1 month. During this month I hated W10 with...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 14,017
Posted By PaulDalex
Edit: Diopters

Edit: Diopters
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 14,017
Posted By PaulDalex
I too use dioters. So it seems to me that the...

I too use dioters.
So it seems to me that the poll is not correctly formulated
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,555
Posted By PaulDalex
Gnuyork it looks to me a Planet Ocean

Gnuyork
it looks to me a Planet Ocean
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2017
Replies: 258
Views: 35,818
Posted By PaulDalex
I have a Pentax but I confess I am not Pentaxian....

I have a Pentax but I confess I am not Pentaxian.
It is my fault, I was not able to get satisfactory results compared to my Leica, Minolta and Nikon gear
I found I black KX. It is a beauty it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 11,617
Posted By PaulDalex
Edit: but not he shutter/mirror

Edit: but not he shutter/mirror
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 11,617
Posted By PaulDalex
SRL's I have owned/own NIKON: NikkorexF, F,...

SRL's I have owned/own

NIKON: NikkorexF, F, F4

MINOLTA: 9000, 7xi, 9xi, 9

CONTAX: RTSII, RX, RTSIII, S2

PENTAX: KX
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
So far I have the most economic and humble...

So far I have the most economic and humble ones
Case logic, Tamrac, Kata etch even a shameless Amazon basic
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
Chris Wow I am bag maniac too. I tend to arrange...

Chris
Wow
I am bag maniac too. I tend to arrange a bag for each camera
But I have yet to get a leather one
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
Edit: Amateur's sins

Edit: Amateur's sins
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
"How is something metal on the oustide of your...

"How is something metal on the oustide of your bag going to damage your camera on the inside?"
It is when you extract or put inside the camera of course
But in all honesty, it is me.
I am awkward...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-05-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
Edit: Can't wait

Edit: Can't wait
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-05-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,349
Posted By PaulDalex
In general I dislike bags like the Domke,...

In general I dislike bags like the Domke, because I am scared that all that metal could scratch my gear.
But I have seen the ONA BOND STREET, color antique, and fell in love. A beauty a no dangerous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By PaulDalex
Another problem for me regarding Germany is that...

Another problem for me regarding Germany is that German internet sites seldom have an English version
I would have liked to learn German but I could never find the time
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By PaulDalex
Thanks everybody for interesting info HH, I wrote...

Thanks everybody for interesting info
HH,
I wrote to ars-imago some time ago. They have an external lab here in Italy. They suggested to send a roll just to test the lab
Come on! One cannot shoot the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By PaulDalex
HH allow me to disagree You speak for...

HH
allow me to disagree
You speak for Germany
Here in Italy it is a film desert
To resume shooting film I plan to send my rolls in England
And costs are huge
Paul
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Thank you Tom An apology for the ranting part But...

Thank you Tom
An apology for the ranting part
But I guess you might understand how frustrating can be when you are unable to figure out how to do things and you waste a lot of time (I am afreid I...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Having said that, what I wanted was a tool to...

Having said that, what I wanted was a tool to apply to digital photos some quick adjustment.
I tested this on a photo taken with my RX10II, where there is a huge difference between highlights and...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
After half afternoon fight I was able to open a...

After half afternoon fight I was able to open a photo
I am 72 and I started using computer when they were invented
I have never seen a more idiotic user interface in my life
An Attila prize for the...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Maybe I made yet another mistake I saw in theis...

Maybe I made yet another mistake
I saw in theis site that the trial version is to much stripped down
Since the sony version is not too expensive I decided to go
Now I am not even able to put a photo...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
OK now I have CO up and running I spend hours...

OK now I have CO up and running
I spend hours trying to put a photo on the screen to start editing
No way: whatever I do it says no images on folder
I am stuck again
Please help
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
I managed to solve the problem I have seen many...

I managed to solve the problem
I have seen many idiotic softwares. But Capture One for Sony is the champion
Forum: Photo Software 01-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
I think I better block the credit card payment

I think I better block the credit card payment
Forum: Photo Software 01-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
I am speechless I wonder how can these guys sell...

I am speechless
I wonder how can these guys sell cameras
Forum: Photo Software 01-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Capture One For Sony Anyone Please Help!

I have bought Capture one for Sony ON WINDOWS
First nobody tell you that you have to go through installation twice.
Next there is no way to activate the product
The tutorial shows a mask to input the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,464
Posted By PaulDalex
Leica M5 black 3 lugs Nikon F Black plain...

Leica M5 black 3 lugs
Nikon F Black plain prism
Minolta CLE
CONTAX RTSIII
MAXXUM 9
Right now I am readying them and others because I hope to return to film soon
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By PaulDalex
Addendum: I also do use profiles whenever...

Addendum:
I also do use profiles whenever available
However, I noticed that when one prints on Roll letting the printer manage color is a must because otherwise the last part of the image is either...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By PaulDalex
Interesting I don't know the paper. Sorry I can't...

Interesting
I don't know the paper. Sorry I can't help much.
The settings look correct to me
I am not a fan of Color Management. Rather I am obsessed by the fact that whereas the monitor emits light,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By PaulDalex
It happened some years ago to me the same thing...

It happened some years ago to me the same thing as Giannakis plus stains and scratches all over, from a self dubbed PRO LAB in Rome.
It was then that I switched to digital
Paolo
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,806
Posted By PaulDalex
That's the light I seek and love most, tropical...

That's the light I seek and love most, tropical light at noon.
I have been four times in Hawaii and I wish I could return there
Unfortunately I am too old by now to stand the travel ( I live in...
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,767
Posted By PaulDalex
PS for the mod When takes to me more than a...

PS for the mod
When takes to me more than a couple minutes to write a post, I find myself logged out
This make me nervous and explain (alas in part!) the too many spelling errors
Forum: Sony RX Series 11-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,767
Posted By PaulDalex
I have a RX10II, which I bought August 2015 for...

I have a RX10II, which I bought August 2015 for video, since, expecially during the good season, it is three years tha I mostly shoot video.
Alas it is 8 bit 4:2:0!
The manual is atrocious for...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-06-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 111,525
Posted By PaulDalex
Bencini Comet II (made in Italy) It was in 1953...

Bencini Comet II (made in Italy)
It was in 1953 and I was 8
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-29-2016
Replies: 572
Views: 84,265
Posted By PaulDalex
Thank you so much Oren! Too bad. When I bought...

Thank you so much Oren!
Too bad. When I bought the Shen Hao, since I am new to LF, my idea was to practice and have fun with polaroids.
So I have to hurry up and buy the back and a stock of film!
Paul
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2016
Replies: 572
Views: 84,265
Posted By PaulDalex
I have a 4x5 Shen Hao, which I have not yet been...

I have a 4x5 Shen Hao, which I have not yet been able to use so far
I have a question for Donovan or some other expert willing to help.
If I buy a Polaroid 405 back it has to be loaded with Fuji FP...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-26-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By PaulDalex
Welcome Stuart, Mine is not that stiff, but...

Welcome Stuart,
Mine is not that stiff, but neither loose as you say
I am not good at repairing but certainly the experts will soon come to the rescue.
Alas it is a long time that I am not using the...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,989
Posted By PaulDalex
I have an RC I guess you like the RD...

I have an RC
I guess you like the RD better
Besides I am in Europe and I am sick
So I cannot deal with this until say septenber (if I survive)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,477
Posted By PaulDalex
I have used a DIY solultion attaching one of...

I have used a DIY solultion attaching one of...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-24-2015
Replies: 610
Views: 111,525
Posted By PaulDalex
Bencini Comet II (in...

Bencini Comet II (in 1952)
http://fotoriflessiva.blogspot.it/2011/11/bencini-comet-ii-1951.html
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,430
Posted By PaulDalex
Another vote for Luigi. Not only his straps are...

Another vote for Luigi.
Not only his straps are beautiful, but are built in such a way that it is impossible that they may scratch the camera. Either no metal parts at all or protected metal...
Forum: Photo Software 03-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By PaulDalex
I do backgrounds redos all the time and I have...

I do backgrounds redos all the time and I have such a terrible relation to PS and its infinite bugs that I resolved to just use the eraser tool refining at 200% by hands.
PS is so buggy that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By PaulDalex
I used to use my 100 macro on my Maxxum 9 as a...

I used to use my 100 macro on my Maxxum 9 as a portrait lens
Strongly recommended
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By PaulDalex
Horror hit parade

What are the kind of photos you hate most?

Here are my own top ranking horror genres:

1) Close up photos of disgusting bugs

2) Ultra photoshopped landscapes (with un earthy colours)

....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By PaulDalex
I have both the planar 50 1,4 (tested on NIKON F)...

I have both the planar 50 1,4 (tested on NIKON F) and macrop;anar 50 2 (Tested on NIKON F4)
I like the macroplanar very much
But will keep the planar too for planned future video use
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By PaulDalex
Edit: RTS III

Edit: RTS III
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By PaulDalex
Contax Rts Iii

Contax Rts Iii
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By PaulDalex
Denton, your remark is a very smart one. For...

Denton,

your remark is a very smart one.

For misterious reasons that you should not ask to me, a certain mathematical topic is adopted in various technical fields and is completely...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By PaulDalex
Absolutely. It is TTL. It measures on the first...

Absolutely.
It is TTL. It measures on the first curtain (there is an ad hoc pattern on the curtain) and/or on the surface of the film.
If you shoot infrared you have to correct focus (see p.30 of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By PaulDalex
As I already posted, Eizo has the semi-pro line...

As I already posted, Eizo has the semi-pro line Flexscan that can reproduce almost 100% Adobe RGB and is not that expensive.
I am very happy with my Eizo Flexscan
Before that I had a Viewsonic. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-10-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 9,022
Posted By PaulDalex
I vote Prime. Exactly for the reasons exposed...

I vote Prime.
Exactly for the reasons exposed introducing the thread
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,399
Posted By PaulDalex
I use since many years ago an Eizo semi pro...

I use since many years ago an Eizo semi pro FlexScan SX2462W.
I am very happy with it. And it costed less than half the price of the same size pro series.
But then I am an amateur and I am not...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5,191
Posted By PaulDalex
I know very well that the LE-A4 has tripod...

I know very well that the LE-A4 has tripod attachment.
BTW in the photo the camera with 70-300G attached is a NEX 7
Indeed I also have a NEX 7.
Certainly one risks much less using a NEX 7 to attach...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5,191
Posted By PaulDalex
CVickery I am mumbling to buy the LE-A4. I have...

CVickery
I am mumbling to buy the LE-A4.
I have many Minolta AF (which I used with the Maxxum 9) including the 100 and the 200 2.8.
I am concerned about the weight of the 200, which has no tripod...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,284
Posted By PaulDalex
This is very good news for me! I have the Rokkor...

This is very good news for me!
I have the Rokkor (which is also very light and ergonomic) and not the Summicron.
It avoid any burst of GAS in respect to this focal range.
Paolo
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,414
Posted By PaulDalex
I remain in the Uhm department, On one hand I...

I remain in the Uhm department,
On one hand I cannot find the courage to mount big cannons on the A7R (e.g. I have a Zeiss C/Y 100-300).
On the other hand, as Turtle says, I am wary to compromise...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,414
Posted By PaulDalex
You are quite right, in my opinion. For heavy...

You are quite right, in my opinion.
For heavy lenses a collar with tripod attachment would be a better solution. Not easy to find though
BTW: very nice site
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,414
Posted By PaulDalex
Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

I remember a RFFer complaining about the plastic mount

A solution seems to have come out.

What do you think?

Do you see any con to the substitution? Or only pros?

Cheers
Forum: RFF Polls 09-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 7,959
Posted By PaulDalex
So we amateurs are an overwhelming majority. ...

So we amateurs are an overwhelming majority.
This should suggest to pros to be kind with us
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,205
Posted By PaulDalex
Quite right Mark. In my opinion misantrope is...

Quite right Mark.
In my opinion misantrope is the antonym of philantrope, not of lover.
Amater or lover is in the sense of "Lady's Chatterly lover" or "latin lover"
So the antonym of...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Moral: I do not trust good print test anymore

Moral:
I do not trust good print test anymore
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By PaulDalex
Once the same happened to me with my 3000 That...

Once the same happened to me with my 3000
That was after cleaning the print head and obtaining a good test print
In desperation I cleaned the print head again.
And bingo the problem...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-27-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 6,664
Posted By PaulDalex
When I first used the M5, I though the shutter...

When I first used the M5, I though the shutter had not tripped.
She has the "sound of silence" really.
M5 to A7R. This is "progress".
On the other hand I have to make pictures. And I want them with...
Forum: RFF News 03-31-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,743
Posted By PaulDalex
Here the majority are pros. I do understand their...

Here the majority are pros. I do understand their needs and mentality.
I am instead a dilettante (with 60+ years of experience)
I would like to have an amateur corner where one:
1- Does not perceive...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-07-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 58,450
Posted By PaulDalex
Enzo, could you give us contact info for SamCa? I...

Enzo,
could you give us contact info for SamCa? I could not find any
Regards
Paul
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,965
Posted By PaulDalex
I would like to use film but I can't. For health...

I would like to use film but I can't.
For health reasons I cannot process myself.
Last time I took a film to a lab here in Italy they returned it scratched stained and badly cut.
End of film in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,747
Posted By PaulDalex
Anything like this in Europe? GB, Germany...

Anything like this in Europe?
GB, Germany (English speaking please)?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2014
Replies: 259
Views: 23,696
Posted By PaulDalex
The Best ship for me... is the smallest one

The Best ship for me... is the smallest one
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-29-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,616
Posted By PaulDalex
Cosmo, this is the MKII metabones adapter. What...

Cosmo,
this is the MKII metabones adapter.
What is your opinion on this adapter?
Unfortunately I am unable to find it here in Europe.
Cheers
Paul
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,996
Posted By PaulDalex
Not silly nor twee form me at all It is never...

Not silly nor twee form me at all
It is never silly or pointless to hike on giants' shoulders
Art can teach you better photography
I do myself similar exercises. But they require a lot of effort time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,247
Posted By PaulDalex
Maxxum (Dynax) 9

Maxxum (Dynax) 9
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
(im)moral of the tale, which might be of general...

(im)moral of the tale, which might be of general interest.
The printer says it has exchanged blacks. Right?
No it lies. You will need at least 3 cycles of nozzle cleaning before the new black shows...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
A noticed a strange thing If I check ink levels...

A noticed a strange thing
If I check ink levels PK is almost full.
But If I perform a nozzle check PK is completely missing!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
Alas! the print with the PK black turned out a...

Alas! the print with the PK black turned out a total disaster.
Violets all over the places and blacks that turned white
Perhaps I better give up and stick with Matte black!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
To my shame, there is a table in the appendix of...

To my shame,
there is a table in the appendix of the manual which clearly states that the right ink for semigloss is PK
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
Tom, thank you very much. Actually I had the...

Tom,
thank you very much. Actually I had the matte installed I since pearl is a semigloss, I thought it could work fine.
Now I see I was totally wrong!
I will redo the prints right away
Thanks a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By PaulDalex
Help about Epson R3000

I just started using the Ilford Prestige Gallery Smooth Pearl.
I downloaded and installed the profile and made a few color prints.
Generraly I am satisfied.
However, one print appears stained in the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By PaulDalex
I have exactly the same question. I am scanning...

I have exactly the same question.
I am scanning some B&W work I made in the sixties.
And I just have seen "Robert Capa in Italy" here at Palazzo Braschi in Rome (BTW it is fantastic but hurry up it...
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