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Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-30-2014
Replies: 190
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Posted By Frankie
This is how I would modify the camera guide rails...

This is how I would modify the camera guide rails so that it could still be reverted into film mode...

And if you look at the M back door carefully, you will realize the pressure plate is almost...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-30-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
The Zeiss Ikon could accommodate the Dalsa 24Mp...

The Zeiss Ikon could accommodate the Dalsa 24Mp Sensor [52.7 x 40 x 4mm...or 1.79mm after cover glass/bezel removed]...without any surgery. The ZI's film channel is 44mm wide.

ZI's hinged back opens...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
The key to such a project [for all cameras] is to...

The key to such a project [for all cameras] is to somehow fit the sensor and electronics in a box with a front surface mated to the guide rail surface within the 35mm wide shallow grove...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
[QUOTE=jkrumsick;2398014]You won't be able to...

[QUOTE=jkrumsick;2398014]You won't be able to order just a sensor.....

I am well aware of that......but you can buy a trial kit and try.

My post is an encouragement for anyone want to do such...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
Think along this line...

Think along this line...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
For a FF RGB sensor...see:...

For a FF RGB sensor...see: http://www.teledynedalsa.com/imaging/products/sensors/area-scan/FTF6040C/

For a FF Monochrome...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
Just checked...Dalsa now offers a 24Mp...

Just checked...Dalsa now offers a 24Mp [[email protected]] monochrome.

I have a pristine M2 as a donor...and considerable experience marketing serious retrofits [just ask WILD-Heerbrugg also ordered to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,699
Posted By Frankie
Eons ago when I was active here, I proposed such...

Eons ago when I was active here, I proposed such a project on an M2 and was flamed...except moderator Brian Sweeny who had also departed. I suspended my project because of the Fujifilm X100.

My...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,476
Posted By Frankie
Despite many contrary opinions, the <Fn> button...

Despite many contrary opinions, the <Fn> button can indeed recall 11 functions, while using the jog dial for multiple choices where appropriate [and NOT only controlling flash commander mode]....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 11,669
Posted By Frankie
I am sure you already know that you could use the...

I am sure you already know that you could use the R-D1 with both eyes open...the frameline just floats in mid-air; the same for the Nikon S3 that I used to own.

VF magnification at 1.0X is best.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,730
Posted By Frankie
The Pany G1, G2...uses a proprietary EVF panel...

The Pany G1, G2...uses a proprietary EVF panel also of the same resolution as the Epson panel; while the GF1... uses a coarser one in their external EVF and inferior to the Oly EP offerings.

I had...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,730
Posted By Frankie
I [and the aerial imaging industry that I am in]...

I [and the aerial imaging industry that I am in] rarely use the term "dots" in describing resolution. In fact, no serious aerial camera uses the Bayer pattern. [The latest is the Zeiss RMK/D with a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,730
Posted By Frankie
All sales reps I ever know are the same...they...

All sales reps I ever know are the same...they don't know much, don't do homework, but talk, talk, and talk some more.

There is a big difference between 480,000 pixels to 1.1 or 1.4 million....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,730
Posted By Frankie
The [Fuji] rep. was wrong. The X100 uses an...

The [Fuji] rep. was wrong.

The X100 uses an Epson EVF panel, which is 800 x 600 pixels @ 12u size [~ 1/5 of the average thickness of human head hair]. This Epson panel displays RGB pixels...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By Frankie
I had always addressed the X100 by its key...

I had always addressed the X100 by its key feature O/EVF that Fuji richly deserves...and perhaps one day O/EVIL. We can add prefix or suffix to make it work as a name...d-O/EVF or d-O/EVIL. :D

The...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-03-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By Frankie
I had the same problem in a new-to-me R-D1. ...

I had the same problem in a new-to-me R-D1.

The cause was an undrained buffer. My fix was to leave the camera on for the longest time possible [set longest shut-off time for sleep mode mode] and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By Frankie
After studying the picture and done some...

After studying the picture and done some photogrammetric measurement, the adapter ring alone would be sufficient as a hood...but the hood is also nice. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By Frankie
Look at the ZI top deck layout. They use a...

Look at the ZI top deck layout.

They use a combined Shutter/ISO/EV dial, simple and elegant. All it's needed is an "A" setting in ISO...one could even make room for A-low, A, and A-high.

I do...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,528
Posted By Frankie
There has been numerous images from multiple...

There has been numerous images from multiple sources showing the FD+DoF scale in the LCD. So do it the discrete way...naturally in MF mode. Then set AE-C and shoot, use AEL if necessary.

Marking...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,935
Posted By Frankie
The view in the OVF is independent of the EVF. ...

The view in the OVF is independent of the EVF.

The OVF has a larger FoV than the lens and the EVF.

Thus the OVF covers ~26mm lens eqv. with the projected frameline represents ~90% of the camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,278
Posted By Frankie
You have been scooped. See:...

You have been scooped.

See: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1536894&postcount=23
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,809
Posted By Frankie
I am old enough to have heard of Cat...

I am old enough to have heard of Cat Stevens...but then, I have no interest in pop music.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,528
Posted By Frankie
Where have you been? The Focal Distance + DoF...

Where have you been?

The Focal Distance + DoF scale was known since Day 1...in the O/EVF where your eye should be, a world's first.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,809
Posted By Frankie
Brian, I never took you for a poet. Bravo!

Brian, I never took you for a poet. Bravo!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,553
Posted By Frankie
Actually, all you need is to add "Auto" to the ZI...

Actually, all you need is to add "Auto" to the ZI ISO/shutter combined dial which already also functioned as a +/- 2 stop EV adjustment in AE mode.

Eliminating the film advance lever will provide...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-02-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,935
Posted By Frankie
Using prism to reflect light is a technology that...

Using prism to reflect light is a technology that was available way before you were born.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By Frankie
There are now more than one party who has [had]...

There are now more than one party who has [had] the X100 in their hands, and at least one who had taken pictures with it. Firmware issues notwithstanding, I guess the naysayers would be quiet now.
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-28-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
At...

At http://photorumors.com/2011/01/25/fuji-x100-updates-including-first-photo-samples/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PhotoRumors+%28PhotoRumors.com%29, there was this line...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-28-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
W/H/D were known since Photokina. I like the...

W/H/D were known since Photokina.

I like the weight [now reported]...about a pound...gives it some heft. That coupled with favourable built-quality comments from dpreview.com indicate...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-28-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Long ago around Photokina 2010 week, I posted...

Long ago around Photokina 2010 week, I posted elsewhere in RFF to say the X100 represents "promised land", while the M9/ti represents "let them eat cake".

I was surprised that I didn't get busted.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Exactly. I only offered ring marking as a...

Exactly.

I only offered ring marking as a substitute to the virtual "Focal Distance + DoF" scale that many do not believe exists...illustrations published by Fuji notwithstanding. I do not...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Except fixed infinity-focus lens [such as aerial...

Except fixed infinity-focus lens [such as aerial camera lenses I spend my career in], all lens focal positional changes, whether via a railing system or helical rotation are related to focal and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
It is really not understanding how an encoder...

It is really not understanding how an encoder works that caused a lot of questions...you are not the only one in RFF.

Encoders are available in rotary or linear forms. Rotary encoder can only...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Further down in the same thread, I wrote: I do...

Further down in the same thread, I wrote:
I do believe the X100 lens is focus-by-wire [and internal], which is another way of saying inside the lens barrel is a rotary encoder with an infinity...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
This was what I wrote: The lens barrel has one...

This was what I wrote:
The lens barrel has one fixed red reference mark for the apertures, which can also be used as a reference mark for zone focusing.

The way I would do it is this:

Color-code...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-27-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Both cameras focus faster than me fussing with an...

Both cameras focus faster than me fussing with an RF patch. The only thing faster is not focusing at all...otherwise called preset zone focusing.

I can live with doing zone focusing in the X100...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
At Day-zero, I had an urgent need to ascertain...

At Day-zero, I had an urgent need to ascertain that MF is via the lens ring [could be only decorative], and not some weird method like my old Canon G7. You would think Fuji would say that...but no,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
The Fujiguys say: "Fuji X100 function button...

The Fujiguys say:

"Fuji X100 function button options, iso (default), preview depth of field, imag size, quality, dynamic range, film sim, nd filter, af, movie"

Read more on PhotoRumors.com:...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
My interest is not nostalgic, street shooting, or...

My interest is not nostalgic, street shooting, or defending the RF faith...

In fact I had posted several alternative methods for zone focusing, including enhancing the unmarked lens ring.

Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
An alternative would be auto-ISO with low,...

An alternative would be auto-ISO with low, medium, and high range options. Easy enough to implement in the firmware but more buttons to push...

Hey, hey, hey..., why not use the Fn+jog to do just...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Allow me to repeat the question: Supposed the...

Allow me to repeat the question:

Supposed the jog lever is so lock-linked, but if within the menu there is a preset focal distance option...or other multiple-choice options...wouldn't the idea...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
I had long ago joked with other posters that I...

I had long ago joked with other posters that I had committed the X100 specs to memory...if not perfect memory. I love a link to someplace where your remarks originate.

All we know so far is that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 132
Views: 8,429
Posted By Frankie
It all depends on what lens you have mounted on...

It all depends on what lens you have mounted on the camera. Some lens have more/less damping material within...brass/glass...than others; and how the parts are arranged.

My M2 [two] and M6 sound...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Hear, hear...

Hear, hear...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Can you take a joke? :D That was what I posted...

Can you take a joke? :D

That was what I posted long ago regarding Fuji inviting user "opinion" commonets. Many naysayers say the X100 is not to be believed...asking input after the camera has been...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Notice I didn't say I will pre-order...only that...

Notice I didn't say I will pre-order...only that "my money is ready". However, I now do not have any deal-breaker in mind.

Funny thing, THE deal breaker for me is a decorative-only lens focusing...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 18,003
Posted By Frankie
Give dpreview a break. They were given "an...

Give dpreview a break.

They were given "an early sample" no doubt with an NDA in place. Often, and as soon as the camera is released, they would have a full reveiw... How do you think they could do...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
In my own photography, I practise one-shot-kill.

In my own photography, I practise one-shot-kill.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
Of course not. What about buffer size, write to...

Of course not. What about buffer size, write to SD time...?

40 years ago, the Nikon F2 could do 4F/s with its motor drive, and a few years later the Hi-speed version achieved 9F/s...a whole roll...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
Nobody knows much about the X100 firmware. I have...

Nobody knows much about the X100 firmware. I have deduced a structural diagram some time ago...but I have little interest starting a round of meaningless debate.

Nikon and Fuji had worked together...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
Of course it is possible...that is probably why...

Of course it is possible...that is probably why Fuji cannot and did not give a hard answer. It is the same game auto manufacturers quote horsepower figures...measured at where???

Whatever the total...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,482
Posted By Frankie
A camera is a camera. Its form factor evolved...

A camera is a camera. Its form factor evolved over a long time into the two or three dominant types today...RF or SLR.

RF is a flat box...rounded ends Leica-styling notwithstanding. SLR is also a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
Shutter lag or not, all we can deduce from the...

Shutter lag or not, all we can deduce from the video at the moment is the shutter has a two stage action [common in AE shutters]:

Stage 1 - stop down diaphragm, maybe also last autonomic...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
For a 32" x 42" format camera...and with...

For a 32" x 42" format camera...and with interchangeable 32" and 24" FL lenses. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
Ha, ha, Brian. I used one that has a focal length...

Ha, ha, Brian. I used one that has a focal length of 42"...1.0668m. :D
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-21-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
I neither liked nor disliked the answers...they...

I neither liked nor disliked the answers...they are all facts as read.

In my 40+ year experience using cameras, and many types few had ever heard of, I too have an arcane collection of trivia.
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
I believe jsrockit meant within the 135...

I believe jsrockit meant within the 135 format...this is RFF and Leica dominates. Leica is 135 format.

Whether Rollei uses 75 or 80mm focal length for the 120 format...and really a 50mm eqv. is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
You will have to crop the image down to ~1760 x...

You will have to crop the image down to ~1760 x 1265 to get an 85mm eqv....~2.23 Mp.

AND that tweet was not news. Those film SIM modes were published in Fuji's own site some time ago. See:...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
To get a 3X zoom...from 35mm to 105mm eqv....the...

To get a 3X zoom...from 35mm to 105mm eqv....the 4000 x 3000 sensor would have to be cropped to ~1440 x 1080, about 1.5Mp.

All that is simple proportional calculation based on the H/V lens coverage.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Frankie
The trick is to stick the bumper where the strap...

The trick is to stick the bumper where the strap tends to rub/hit the camera body. Look at photos of used M6/7... and you will get the idea. The most likely place is just above the lug.

For weird...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
I correlate that 5x5 rectangle image with Fuji's...

I correlate that 5x5 rectangle image with Fuji's own statement/illustration about user selectable focusing zones in shooting "off-centre subjects without having to resort to the focus lock facility"....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
Many had pined for some form of focusing...

Many had pined for some form of focusing aid/patch/RF[parallax-wedge] in the OVF...me too. If an SDK is available, I can transplant a virtual RF-like parallax-wedge that I [we] already have in a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-19-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
Out of This run-down link, I spotted this line: ...

Out of This run-down link, I spotted this line:

Fuji X100, manual focus, there will be focus distance for both OVF and EVF with option for manual focus check (zoom in centre).I read it as a "hint"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,766
Posted By Frankie
All such tabs will eventually wear down the...

All such tabs will eventually wear down the camera finish. Trust me: 4 decades of experience.

Ironically, the best way to prevent that is what Leica did on the M6, 7, 8, 9...

But, the simplest...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
So I said: The Fujiguys' Tweets are useless. ...

So I said: The Fujiguys' Tweets are useless.

and the esteemed Mr. Hicks had to say:

......just because I say the obvious?

And now someone realized the same?!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
It is 49 metering points. That was known since...

It is 49 metering points. That was known since Photokina.

No words on focus point yet, but I have seen pictures/videos showing selection for 25 focus zones (5 x 5 rectangles). My memory needs a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
You are correct. That was cause for much...

You are correct. That was cause for much celebration by many. I fondled one in Tokyo soon after.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
Hey, Leica copying/emulating/imitating Fuji??? ...

Hey, Leica copying/emulating/imitating Fuji???

I predict M10 will have a self-illuminating LED for the framelines...a 3.5 x 2.5 x 2mm thick flat LED is available on eBay at ~$10 for a hundred, any...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
ARM? If you mean a micro-processor type, then I...

ARM? If you mean a micro-processor type, then I have never read any Fuji talk about it.

Framelines are easy, so is a parallax-wedge [virtual RF], a focusing patch [up to 5X], even micro-prism type...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
I agree. But saying that in RFF is, ahem,...

I agree. But saying that in RFF is, ahem, dangerous.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
Videogamemaker, read this for the fun of it: ...

Videogamemaker, read this for the fun of it:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1457675&postcount=34
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
I originally wanted a dZI only with the CV...

I originally wanted a dZI only with the CV 40/1.4. The X100 as it stands is close enough...thus "[Window 7] was my idea!"

I had delved into retrofitting an old M and invoked many critics [except...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Frankie
Awake, mad scientists awake! There is a picture...

Awake, mad scientists awake!

There is a picture in the Fuji web site laying out the major camera parts:
http://www.finepix-x100.com/en/story/craftsmanship

Notice the big hole in the camera body...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
Almost all RF OVF is of sufficient quality to...

Almost all RF OVF is of sufficient quality to make the margins usable. Switching framelines from 35 to 50mm in a Leica M or ZI is a similar situation.

However, there are advantages in being able to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Frankie
I am. I have the CV 25/4 and 40/1.4 already....

I am.

I have the CV 25/4 and 40/1.4 already. And soon I will buy the CV 75/1.8.

I also use the CV 35/1.4, 50/2.5 and Rokkor 90/4 in the Leica M2.

My ideal 1 lens/camera outfit stars the CV...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,079
Posted By Frankie
I was excited because the X100 "was my...

I was excited because the X100 "was my idea".
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
See:...

See: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95835 Post #4
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
It is not about you. I had a very early...

It is not about you.

I had a very early involvement in posting on the X100, especially in the mega thread. I have read too many silly or ignorant comments to count.

In attending school, there...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-17-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
In these RFF, experts are everywhere about...

In these RFF, experts are everywhere about everything in RF. Often, my common sense observations are contradicted on the tiniest of points or plain dogma. I wonder where they are now on the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-16-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
The X100 VF has a larger FoV [almost a 26mm...

The X100 VF has a larger FoV [almost a 26mm equivalent] than the taking lens, enough to provide margins. [This is also the case with some RF cameras, from Leica's to Bessa's...an equivalent situation...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-16-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 10,671
Posted By Frankie
The extras are only shown in a poster at...

The extras are only shown in a poster at Photokina and again at CES. Items known to be available so far are: flash unit [GN unknown], lens adapter ring [49mm female to bayonet], lens hood [bayonet]...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
I don't disagree at all. I spent my career in...

I don't disagree at all.

I spent my career in coaching a team of geeks in photogrammetric software development [replicating complex optical/mechanical instruments with software]. The first task is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
I agree...likely similar to the EVF display in...

I agree...likely similar to the EVF display in the Pany G1.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
Plenty of pictures and videos exist that shows...

Plenty of pictures and videos exist that shows only selected features displayed.

I believe the X100 allows for user selection and [hopefully] display arrangement in the EVF.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,108
Posted By Frankie
I believe the shutter action sequence is: ...

I believe the shutter action sequence is:

Shutter opened for O/EVF + AF-S/C and AE
Upon tripping shutter...sensor acquires last AF+AE data
Shutter/diaphragm close + IF
Shutter O/C [exposure]
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
Discussion is health, dogma is not. Reading up...

Discussion is health, dogma is not.

Reading up on what was said or already known is useful.

And, if not interested, silence is golden.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-14-2011
Replies: 146
Views: 21,386
Posted By Frankie
Much discussed in this thread, including personal...

Much discussed in this thread, including personal attacks, was long discussed elsewhere. I guess some paid no attention to Photokina last fall and only discovered the X100 because it was now shown in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
I also wrote long ago in the mega thread...

I also wrote long ago in the mega thread that:
All cameras are Point & Shoot, the question is: how do you point and how well does it shoot.

From the early days of the photographer covering his head...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,432
Posted By Frankie
Tapesonthefloor is correct. APS-C or larger...

Tapesonthefloor is correct.

APS-C or larger sensors achieved 6u pixel size in late '08 [first Kodak], Dalsa was not far behind, nor Sony and others. The Nikon D3X started the new era...

The next...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,432
Posted By Frankie
Actually, the top plate engraving and "Made In...

Actually, the top plate engraving and "Made In Japan" markings were on the Photokina camera...day 1.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-11-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,432
Posted By Frankie
There are two German products that defy logic:...

There are two German products that defy logic: Porsche 911 and Leica M.

The rear engine Porsche 911 design was contrary to laws of physics [as was the VW Beetle by the spiritual founding...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-10-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
Including all Leica-M's set to zone focus based...

Including all Leica-M's set to zone focus based on sunny-16.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-10-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
If that is so, why have a shutter at all? [But we...

If that is so, why have a shutter at all? [But we now know it has a shutter.]

Electronically, O/1/0/1 would be the fastest, most accurate and most reliable. I have yet to come across a "shutter"...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-10-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
AND, I think the least one should do is to read...

AND, I think the least one should do is to read Fuji's own literature and think a little before arguing or opinionate'ing. :rolleyes:
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-10-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
I am commenting strictly on shutter lag, which...

I am commenting strictly on shutter lag, which must be the time needed before the shutter can be fired...namely C and buffer drained only. And according to Fuji...believe it or not...is to be ~10ms....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
That was obvious in the earliest iteration in the...

That was obvious in the earliest iteration in the Fuji web site.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
What else could the camera know? I can imagine...

What else could the camera know?

I can imagine if the user informed the camera that continuous shooting does not require the C/O/C/O actions...thus none taken. But, the camera must close the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
I didn't say anything other than quoting what...

I didn't say anything other than quoting what Fuji says ver batum.

I think we are confusing the shutter lag from the time needed in getting out of the stock test scene to just triggering the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
Fuji didn't make those videos.

Fuji didn't make those videos.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
This is what Fuji said in their own web site: ...

This is what Fuji said in their own web site:

How long is the shutter lag?

The exact lag time between the shutter release being pressed and the picture actually being taken is still to be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-09-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
At least: Video 1 shows a rotating lens...

At least:

Video 1 shows a rotating lens focusing ring; Video 2 shows a functional OVF [displaying a moving person] and EVF shutter; Video 4 shows a functional firmware displaying f7.1 and M 800...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
Another CES report in Chinese: ...

Another CES report in Chinese:

http://it.sohu.com/20110107/n278738779.shtml

Nothing really new there either. However, there was this comment: 在展台墙壁上展示了一副据称使用X100工程样机拍摄的大幅猫咪照片,画质出众,景深柔美。
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
PC Magazine posted a CES report on the X100. ...

PC Magazine posted a CES report on the X100.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375363,00.asp

Not any really new information but some nice pictures.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2011
Replies: 115
Views: 18,391
Posted By Frankie
The Fujiguys' Tweets are useless.

The Fujiguys' Tweets are useless.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
I cannot read what was not written. I can...

I cannot read what was not written.

I can imagine a lot more...but that was not the point.

In the software/firmware, "shortcut" to a favourite, say ISO, can be assigned to a Fn button. However,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
All that email said was: Those photographers...

All that email said was:
Those photographers hoping for a dedicated ISO button will be pleased to hear that the Fn button on the X100’s top-plate gives instant access to ISO settings as a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
I follow the X100 news very closely and have...

I follow the X100 news very closely and have never read anywhere how ISO would be changed.

I can imagine the <Fn> button being used to toggle the "Exposure Compensation" dial into ISO, and the +/-...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
This report confirms my original belief that the...

This report confirms my original belief that the hardware was finalized even at Photokina. There has been zero change in various photographs surfaced since...from Fuji's own web site to now at CES,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-06-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,246
Posted By Frankie
News Report

Here is a concrete report:

http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=4624
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
I am a long time Nikon user but I won't buy the...

I am a long time Nikon user but I won't buy the D1, 2, 3... because of the bulk.

I won't consider the M8, 9, 10... because the pricing insults my intelligence.

I have a couple of old M's and an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
This had occurred to me long ago. See:...

This had occurred to me long ago. See: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1434759&postcount=59
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
All Fuji did was keeping the excitement warm...as...

All Fuji did was keeping the excitement warm...as is their right.

Many RFF members really don't like a "promised land" challenge to the "Let them eat cake M9/T" released at the same venue.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
Try to think in terms of front-mounted lens...

Try to think in terms of front-mounted lens adapters for other focal lengths...likely a 2X first, easiest. Now look at the V-grove that is already on the front ring.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.ph...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1425303&postcount=3
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
And, did anyone notice in the first picture with...

And, did anyone notice in the first picture with the camera body parts all laid out...the camera body front has a large hole; also a couple silver flange-looking parts...perhaps for a future lens...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
Actually I have, day one in the Photokina...

Actually I have, day one in the Photokina surprise. I had even posted a link to a picture from another RFF member in the "X-100 Back to the Future" thread and updated Post 1 only yesterday.

The...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-05-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 10,139
Posted By Frankie
No one but Leica will offer Leica-ish price. ...

No one but Leica will offer Leica-ish price.

Marketing is just that...marketing.

Pride in workmanship is not limited to high price goods. The real challenge is to make good stuff under sane...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,894
Posted By Frankie
After a life time of being a -7.5, I had laser...

After a life time of being a -7.5, I had laser surgery 12 years ago and became a 20/20 at infinity...the best $5000 I had ever spent on a pair of lenses. :D

Now I need a +2 diopter to read and a +5...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-02-2011
Replies: 223
Views: 40,815
Posted By Frankie
I lost all interests in it upon the news of the...

I lost all interests in it upon the news of the Fuji X100. [I particularly hate arms' length photography.]
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-02-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,432
Posted By Frankie
Leica aficionados immediately didn't like it...

Leica aficionados immediately didn't like it because it ain't no interchangeable lens M-Leica...despite many couldn't afford the M8/9, or more than one lens [while a RFF poll indicates 35mm FL being...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-01-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
Focus-by-wire translates down to the number of...

Focus-by-wire translates down to the number of encoder counts per complete 360-degree rotation and the thread pitch of the focus drive motor shaft. For example, if the encoder is a 360-count unit,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-01-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
Agreed. Hyperfocus and zone focus are really just...

Agreed. Hyperfocus and zone focus are really just preset focal positions.

In fact, the X100 has user assignable "Fn" [Function] on the top deck and an [apparently multi-position] Convenient Command...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-01-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
The M, AF-S and AF-C selection switch is located...

The M, AF-S and AF-C selection switch is located on the left palm position of the camera. The Fuji leather case even has an opening to expose the sliding switch.

The likely MO here is that you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
I do believe the X100 lens is focus-by-wire [and...

I do believe the X100 lens is focus-by-wire [and internal], which is another way of saying inside the lens barrel is a rotary encoder with an infinity dead-stop at 12 o'clock position.

When AF is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
The lens barrel has one fixed red reference mark...

The lens barrel has one fixed red reference mark for the apertures, which can also be used as a reference mark for zone focusing.

The way I would do it is this:

Color-code the aperture numbers....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
From the two open letters and comments in this...

From the two open letters and comments in this thread, it is obvious that some wishes were already done...but not in the traditional form.

I have also posted recently in a different thread that:
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
We still don't know much yet. However, 5F/s...

We still don't know much yet. However, 5F/s requires the combined shutter/AF lag be less than 0.2ms...allowing some time for the shutter to reopen.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
Fuji's recent update says the X100 shutter lag is...

Fuji's recent update says the X100 shutter lag is 0.01s or 10ms, on par with M cameras which is widely believed to be 8~15ms.
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
AF works if the subject happens to be in the...

AF works if the subject happens to be in the sweet spot. If not, then the MO would be AFL and recompose...while you are at it, AEL as well. AND, Fuji provides such a button at your right thumb...Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
The lens barrel is just that...a barrel. Imagine...

The lens barrel is just that...a barrel. Imagine if the lens is set at AF-S or AF-C, then the lens module within will do its thing without necessarily causing the focusing ring to also self-rotate.
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-29-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 8,443
Posted By Frankie
Fuji has already provided a good zone focusing...

Fuji has already provided a good zone focusing method...focal distance with DoF displayable in both the O/EVF and LCD. Obviously only workable in Manual mode.

I believe the lens is focused-by-wire...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-27-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
There are hacking and then there are hacking... ...

There are hacking and then there are hacking...

All I need is the focal distance, [then create the parallax wedge off-line in real-time] and display the result using part of the EVF panel [now...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-27-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
I agree with Arjay

AF and AE are mature technologies...if you know where to point and shoot. If the sweet spot is not dead centre of the frame, then point, AFL/AEL and recompose before you shoot. I have been doing that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-24-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
Long ago in the mega thread, Brian Sweeney had...

Long ago in the mega thread, Brian Sweeney had already proposed projecting a small EVF patch onto the OVF...sort of a matte screen equivalent focusing aid.

In Post 121, I described a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
See here:...

See here: http://www.finepix-x100.com/latest-updates/focusing-details-revealed

Manual focusing via the lens focusing ring.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
In digital photogrammetry [my field], independent...

In digital photogrammetry [my field], independent correction [via resampling] of X [horizontal] or Y [vertical] parallax is long practiced. My gang have actually just completed such a feature in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,791
Posted By Frankie
I agree with you completely. I don't need...

I agree with you completely.

I don't need diopter correction when viewing at infinity. I can see an RF patch or a Nikon "apparent" distance well enough, if I use a split-image type focusing...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
Not to mention the bad "arms' length photography"...

Not to mention the bad "arms' length photography" stance one has to adopt in using the LED as a VF; also requiring us aging boomers [who has money to buy toys] to put on reading glasses just to see...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
Thanks for the link. The optical diagram of the...

Thanks for the link.

The optical diagram of the O/EVF on page 2 confirms [for me] that a digital parallax-wedge focusing aid is indeed feasible...the equivalent of an optical split image patch.
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-21-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
The warm and fuzzy feeling accounts for a...

The warm and fuzzy feeling accounts for a lot...after all, the X100 was "my idea".

I had simply wanted a digital one-lens [35mm focal length] outfit for my travel use. I want manual lens ring...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-21-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
Actually, Fuji did not really ask anyone for...

Actually, Fuji did not really ask anyone for input. I looked at their recent updates carefully, and there was not a single hardware change, down to the logo placement. All "changes" are really just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,717
Posted By Frankie
I work backward, starting with human visual...

I work backward, starting with human visual acuity, said to be 1 arc-minute, or ~0.3mm/1m of viewing distance.

A 300dpi printer can lay down 0.085mm dots, you will have to get within 0.35m or ~1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,057
Posted By Frankie
Brian, you forgot the FM3A...the latest (91~95) ...

Brian, you forgot the FM3A...the latest (91~95)

The FM3A is the last of the all-mechanical Nikon line. AE is built-in, if battery dies, all mechanical speeds from B to 1/4000 are still available....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,791
Posted By Frankie
I was amused by various posts in this thread. I...

I was amused by various posts in this thread. I say that not in a mean way...I am an aging yuppy myself. :D

What I can contribute is the following:
Diopter = Reciprocal of focal distance [in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,791
Posted By Frankie
I was amused by various posts in this thread. I...

I was amused by various posts in this thread. I say that not in a mean way...I am an aging yuppy myself. :D


What I can contribute is the following:Diopter = Reciprocal of focal distance [in...
Forum: Travel 12-16-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,631
Posted By Frankie
Tokyo had a bad rep before the Japanese economic...

Tokyo had a bad rep before the Japanese economic bubble burst'ed.

These days, maximum plane ticket price from anywhere is ~$1000, a standard hotel room is ~$100+, a decent meal budget is...
Forum: Travel 12-15-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,631
Posted By Frankie
I do Tokyo regularly. Breakfast: MacDonald's,...

I do Tokyo regularly.

Breakfast: MacDonald's, before 10:00 a.m. Egg Mac-Muffin + coffee gave me some dietary grounding.

Lunch: make that your main meal. Many restaurants have lower prices for the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-11-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,436
Posted By Frankie
The Fuji update suggests shutter lag would be...

The Fuji update suggests shutter lag would be ~0.01s, or 10ms.

This is on par with the mechanical M's...widely believe to be 8~12ms, one source even says 15ms.

Manually focusing the M could take...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-28-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 8,186
Posted By Frankie
The so called Epson announcement was all over the...

The so called Epson announcement was all over the place...more like a rambling by low level salesman caught short. Unless Epson is in receivership, something is always being looked at.

Fact is,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-10-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,142
Posted By Frankie
Wow, 600+ posts and 70% Leica bashing? I didn't...

Wow, 600+ posts and 70% Leica bashing? I didn't know I cared that much. :rolleyes:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-10-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,142
Posted By Frankie
One might be sensitive when a recently purchased,...

One might be sensitive when a recently purchased, state-of-the [Leica]-art camera is found wanting...so soon. The sentiment is no different from M8/9 being discussed under less than favourable...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By Frankie
Come on, Brian...paper and aluminium foil? You...

Come on, Brian...paper and aluminium foil?

You can buy all kinds of shims and shim stocks here:
http://www.mcmaster.com. And I have posted this link in the first sticky at the start of the Mad...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-05-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,142
Posted By Frankie
The X100 immediately killed my M digital retrofit...

The X100 immediately killed my M digital retrofit project, even for TOTALLY private own use. It also killed my interests in GF-1, EP's, NEX, X1, G12...and any digital camera that has no better VF.
...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-05-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 4,142
Posted By Frankie
The X100 threads are calmer now. Wait until more...

The X100 threads are calmer now. Wait until more news are announced through sources like dpreview.com and the firestorm will start again.

The X1 is dead unless you must have a Leica no matter what.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Frankie
Here is an exploded diagram for the M2 from the...

Here is an exploded diagram for the M2 from the Leica service manual. Hope it helps.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Frankie
A DSLR has no transport system, motorized or...

A DSLR has no transport system, motorized or not...nothing to wear out.

The shutter is similar or carried over from tried-and-true shutters and should be just as reliable [or not]...except the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-31-2010
Replies: 175
Views: 10,697
Posted By Frankie
Street photography, once called candid...

Street photography, once called candid photography, is about the subject matter, not equipment.

Using a wide-angle lens is up-close and might be too personal. Using a long lens is the equivalent of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Frankie
A simpler and far less expensive way is to use an...

A simpler and far less expensive way is to use an L-bracket common in woodworking. Use one end for the tripod screw and the other end for mounting any shape hand grip. Customize the lengths of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,168
Posted By Frankie
Most attitudes so far observed, from left-handed...

Most attitudes so far observed, from left-handed insults [example: real camera] to demeaning remarks and of course silly pedantry, are tantamount to school room bullying.

Shame.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-31-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 13,098
Posted By Frankie
Agreed...I was not rooting for the true...

Agreed...I was not rooting for the true Leica'philes, rather common folks who might own CV and other lenses.

In any case, extra flange distance can be gained by making the body mount protruding...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-30-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,836
Posted By Frankie
For the tried-and-true procedure filing the CV...

For the tried-and-true procedure filing the CV 40/1.4, see:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1208174#post1208174
Forum: Off Topic 10-29-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 7,484
Posted By Frankie
Just returned from Tokyo. Leica now has a...

Just returned from Tokyo.

Leica now has a boutique within Mitsukoshi [department store] in Ginza...a Japanese Nieman Marcus or further up-scale equivalent where all luxury goods brands operate...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-29-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Just returned from Tokyo. I did not find a...

Just returned from Tokyo.

I did not find a single new X100 fact. I found a Japanese photographic magazine article about the announcement...mainly stock Fuji talks.

Camera stores were mum on the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-09-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
I have only ever read one news-type report on the...

I have only ever read one news-type report on the Internet saying "chrome or black" in its rather lacking table of specifications...I dismissed it as erroneous.

De-chroming and repainting this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
We don't even know yet if the X100 will support...

We don't even know yet if the X100 will support simultaneous writing of both file types. All we know is that there is a RAW button [back/right].

I suspect the camera could be set to JPEG but would...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
Many lamented in these forums that [whatever...

Many lamented in these forums that [whatever local lab/outlet] stops processing films. Many had asked how to process a B/W roll...as if it's a deep dark secret. Most ridiculous, many think scanning a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
Fuji actually had said the camera supports...

Fuji actually had said the camera supports 49-point metering...but I have not read however-many point in auto-focusing.

Meanwhile, many images had been published showing little rectangles all over...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
Maybe there is a new business doing App's for the...

Maybe there is a new business doing App's for the X100. :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 10-07-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 8,162
Posted By Frankie
I have no interest in pinhole cameras...but for...

I have no interest in pinhole cameras...but for the seriously interested, check out:

http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlinecatalog/displayproduct.cfm?productid=1794

Pinhole size starting at 1u is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
Between concept and final release, there is a...

Between concept and final release, there is a quite a lot of work in software development. I know...having managed a team of specialists for 20 years.

My most recent project was actually...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/fuji-finepix-x1...

http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/fuji-finepix-x100-analisis-video,1_6801
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
I have actually commented on the possibility of a...

I have actually commented on the possibility of a "zoom patch" a few hundred posts ago.

Essentially the EVF is 800 x 600 x RGB [sequential], or 1,440,000 total dots.

The sensor is ~4000 x 3000...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
I have studied every word, word-by-word in that...

I have studied every word, word-by-word in that report. It is one of two reports I trust...the other is a Spanish hands-on report translated into Googlish. However, seeing it talked about and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
Many a hands-on report mentioned clear bright...

Many a hands-on report mentioned clear bright OVF, despite naysayers' pro-forma denouncements.

One report describe the camera as "solid as a stone", while another says "solid as a rock"...I had to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
I saw the Engadget video first off, which was...

I saw the Engadget video first off, which was linked to by almost every report. The statement about manual focusing was pro forma. I did not get the impression the presenter had done much digging.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Follow this link for the best video on the E/OVF...

Follow this link for the best video on the E/OVF and manual focusing:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1437828&postcount=1598
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
At the end of the video, she talked about...

At the end of the video, she talked about focusing the lens and actually rotated the focusing ring...which was what I wanted to know.

I had posted a question for you about 200 posts ago:

Does the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-07-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
This is the best video I have found on the...

This is the best video I have found on the O/EVF.

Also the unambiguous Fuji confirmation about manual focusing.

http://latesthightech.com/photokina-fujifilm-x100-hands-on-demonstratie/
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,537
Posted By Frankie
That URL is easy to find. The article was a...

That URL is easy to find.

The article was a rehash of the Fuji press release with stock pictures and has little new information. I could have written that without visiting Photokina.

Within the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-04-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 175,239
Posted By Frankie
EXACTLY...... Wondering if you were at...

EXACTLY......

Wondering if you were at Photokina, and when you might return home and have something first-hand to say?

Now we know.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-04-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
This is where I got the information: ...

This is where I got the information:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1425303&postcount=3

All it says was TTL flash. Study the picture carefully and maybe you can tell more...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-04-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
I wrote before that: A lesson learned would...

I wrote before that:

A lesson learned would have been the Photokina '08 introduction of the M8...where offset micro lens was used to neutralize pixel vignetting problem.

Another important...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
I have not read anywhere such a statement from...

I have not read anywhere such a statement from Fuji.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
I am straightly "available light". The built-in...

I am straightly "available light".

The built-in flash should be good enough to trigger slaves flash units.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 9,677
Posted By Frankie
And few RFF members would live to see the...

And few RFF members would live to see the results...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-03-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Fuji has already announced, via a poster at...

Fuji has already announced, via a poster at Photokina, a flash as one of the four known accessories [the others are a two piece brown leather case, a vented straight lens hood and an adapter ring for...
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 7,484
Posted By Frankie
If you shine a flash light onto the frosted...

If you shine a flash light onto the frosted window, the framelines in view light up.

Flat LED in red, green, blue, white, yellow... are available on eBay for ~35 cents each. Most sellers offer them...
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2010
Replies: 142
Views: 7,484
Posted By Frankie
The M9/T says "let them eat cake" to a customer...

The M9/T says "let them eat cake" to a customer base longing for leadership in a post-film M8/9 world.

The X100 says "promise land".

The effects are predictable...but no doubt someone will give...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Indeed, many of the overlay graphics, if not just...

Indeed, many of the overlay graphics, if not just marketing graphics, would have been impossible without live-view operating.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Nikon APS-C cameras are all DSLR...correct? I...

Nikon APS-C cameras are all DSLR...correct? I have saved a cut-in-half image of the D2 and D3 and the shutter is not unusual looking.

I have been trying to find information on EVF camera shutters...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Despite being denounced right off as another...

Despite being denounced right off as another "speculative thread", we all have to guess, deduce, interpolate...sometimes. Even when we get to hold the X100 in hand, we still have to take someone's...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
It is unlikely to be a leaf-shutter. They are...

It is unlikely to be a leaf-shutter. They are usually located within the optical train at the nodal point.

I have not seen mentioned anywhere whether the shutter is horizontal or vertical...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-02-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
I have never seen the sync. speed published or...

I have never seen the sync. speed published or mentioned in hands-on reports...only the lightning bolt symbol in the jog-dial [back/right]
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By Frankie
Here is my solution: flat, light, effective and...

Here is my solution: flat, light, effective and cheap (salvaged from a broken close-up lens).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-01-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
Another important aspect in the X100 is a "lens"...

Another important aspect in the X100 is a "lens" adapter ring and a nice OVF.

See: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1426447&postcount=1151 by tom.w.bn

"In addition to what I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-01-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
One of my sectors of experiences is imaging with...

One of my sectors of experiences is imaging with this type of camera, and their predecessor 23 x 23cm film camera (Leica RC-8, 10, 20, 30, Zeiss RMK-A, Jena LMK...).

For the fun of it, see also Z(I...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-01-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 12,418
Posted By Frankie
I didn't say perfect memory...;) See Post 1...

I didn't say perfect memory...;)

See Post 1 erratum.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-01-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,778
Posted By Frankie
I am worse than an optimist. Professionally I...

I am worse than an optimist. Professionally I have been accused of being a visionary but has an annoying track record of being right...because I made it happen.

I had no issue with APSC size...
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