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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By rogue_designer
I've heard the dye can sometimes stain the film...

I've heard the dye can sometimes stain the film over time. This may be that.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,452
Posted By rogue_designer
I'm with Bill. Glad you got it sorted. Toss the...

I'm with Bill. Glad you got it sorted.

Toss the card and get a new one. I never trust a card again after something like that. Not with anything I care about anyway. New high-speed, high endurance...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By rogue_designer
I had a couple wood packing crates made with...

I had a couple wood packing crates made with corner inserts and dividers for 3 framed prints, since I standardized my frame size. Initial outlay was expensive, but saved money over time. (I also...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By rogue_designer
I still have some pack film, but when it runs...

I still have some pack film, but when it runs out, I'm not sure what I'll do with my 190. A 4x5 conversion may be the eventual answer.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,687
Posted By rogue_designer
Sad to hear. It's been a bad year for...

Sad to hear. It's been a bad year for photographers I know and respect. :(
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By rogue_designer
Depends, among other things, on the dilution you...

Depends, among other things, on the dilution you use.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,344
Posted By rogue_designer
This might be the first camera thread ever to...

This might be the first camera thread ever to invoke a toffee hammer. Well done.

I have owned 4 of these (in varying flavors). All have been dented (occasionally by me). Still a great camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By rogue_designer
Thank you. I struggled a bit with this for...

Thank you. I struggled a bit with this for composition reasons too, actually. But decided that the BW split the difference between positivity and seriousness - and further abstracted the size of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By rogue_designer
'March for our lives' Protest photos 3/24

A few selects from today's protest. I only took the X100S with me on the 2.5 mile march through downtown Atlanta. I'll be curious to see if any other RFF'ers took some as well....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2018
Replies: 3,246
Views: 566,009
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40284938384_fa...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40284938384_fa0e44606e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24nQQFb)
March with Ferris (https://flic.kr/p/24nQQFb) by Liam Strain...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2018
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,629
Posted By rogue_designer
Took the X100S along for our local "March for our...

Took the X100S along for our local "March for our lives" - which was impressive. Not sure I got anything worth keeping, but we'll see after I live with the images for a bit.

Did see someone...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 254
Views: 16,263
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/30499090655_39...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/30499090655_395af1d268_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6P5B)
Cloud Woman (https://flic.kr/p/Nt6P5B) by Liam Strain...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By rogue_designer
One of my favorite lenses. Used on my P's my M4,...

One of my favorite lenses. Used on my P's my M4, and my Fuji X-Pro1. I love the size, and the way it paints. Congratulations on a bargain.

Yes it is 40mm filter ring. I got a 40-40.5 step up, which...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By rogue_designer
Epson v700 (wet mounting) since I no longer have...

Epson v700 (wet mounting) since I no longer have access to an Imacon Flextight. I miss that guy. I find that gives me more than enough detail for prints up to 24" - bigger than that, I'll outsource...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By rogue_designer
I've done that with modern cameras too. That's...

I've done that with modern cameras too. That's the reason I have a Fuji X100 - no other.

Just consider it a fancy rear lens cap. :D
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-23-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,018
Posted By rogue_designer
A few of us - but as much as I love my Fuji's - I...

A few of us - but as much as I love my Fuji's - I won't be using these for that purpose.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By rogue_designer
Your inconsistent results with a lens on a camera...

Your inconsistent results with a lens on a camera that they do not claim compatibility with, and which users have specifically suggested should NOT be used with it, is not a flaw in the lens. It's a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By rogue_designer
Small piece of ground glass held against the film...

Small piece of ground glass held against the film rails can help. Back open.

Lots of film tests. I used to hand load 12 shot rolls for testing.

Or send the lens to a professional to evaluate.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2018
Replies: 241
Views: 22,320
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/15853651758_c6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/15853651758_c6a8be4358_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q9W7kq)
We are all glowing (https://flic.kr/p/q9W7kq) by Liam Strain...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-19-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,847
Posted By rogue_designer
I feel like we are expecting things from small...

I feel like we are expecting things from small format digitals that we used to only expect from medium and large format film. The only few 35mm cameras I've seen that deal with this well are those...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By rogue_designer
I'm on a Macbook pro and have a Coolscan V - I...

I'm on a Macbook pro and have a Coolscan V - I have not yet tried to connect since updating to High Sierra. In the past, before I found appropriate patches, I've had to jump over to VueScan (instead...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By rogue_designer
Eh - once the 1.2 is stopped down, I find its...

Eh - once the 1.2 is stopped down, I find its performance to be on a par with the 1.4. After 2.8 they are about the same.

And sometimes, especially with film, getting the extra half stop is more...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By rogue_designer
Aye, I've owned two of the LTM version (one early...

Aye, I've owned two of the LTM version (one early production, one late) and have borrowed two of the VM versions to see if I wanted to grab one or not.

Great lenses.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By rogue_designer
Have you checked to see if your flashlight is...

Have you checked to see if your flashlight is prone to haze? :/ I've never seen a hazy 35/1.7 Ultron LTM or M.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,532
Posted By rogue_designer
Aye, though I find the 50/1.4 a bit more modern...

Aye, though I find the 50/1.4 a bit more modern feeling. Hard to go wrong with either though.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,646
Posted By rogue_designer
QL17III or Oly XA

QL17III or Oly XA
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 3,090
Posted By rogue_designer
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2379/32112880723_bfe...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2379/32112880723_bfe4340972_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetlevel-photography/32112880723/)

I think this one, from February of 17. I love the light, and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,132
Posted By rogue_designer
I've been using the Canon 28/2.8 for a while now....

I've been using the Canon 28/2.8 for a while now. Great little lens. I still don't get along with the focal length, and will probably be selling it. But it's performed very well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,429
Posted By rogue_designer
About 10 minutes before our max of...

About 10 minutes before our max of 97%

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4367/35903257784_7aed6dd888_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WGDzFW)
Eclipse via Cloud (https://flic.kr/p/WGDzFW)


A few people during...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By rogue_designer
1. Yes, as far as I can tell that's normal (all...

1. Yes, as far as I can tell that's normal (all my Canon P's have done it). I think it's a swinging release that modulates the slow shutter speeds.

2. Also normal. I've had them vary from 2 to 10. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,429
Posted By rogue_designer
Had 97% occlusion here in ATL. Not quite...

Had 97% occlusion here in ATL. Not quite totality, but impressive.

I'll post some images tomorrow.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-23-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By rogue_designer
Am I the only one who doesn't see an article link?

Am I the only one who doesn't see an article link?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,043
Posted By rogue_designer
Also fun is the difference between spherical and...

Also fun is the difference between spherical and anamorphic lenses. I keep meaning to acquire one or two fun anamorphics for my cine work.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By rogue_designer
SK Grimes has always been my go-to.

SK Grimes has always been my go-to.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,580
Posted By rogue_designer
I wouldn't buy new. I actually have a hard time...

I wouldn't buy new. I actually have a hard time justifying ANY digital body new - and that's coming from someone who gets paid to take pictures. There is just too much of a price hit to do so to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By rogue_designer
It depends. Are you a good printer, and do a...

It depends. Are you a good printer, and do a bunch of dodging/burning, toning or things which if selling the print are better replicated that way, rather than trying to mimic in photoshop what you do...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,034
Posted By rogue_designer
The winner? It depends on the specific criteria....

The winner? It depends on the specific criteria. There are times where film "wins" there are times where digital does.

4x5 is great, but less so if you are shooting a soccer match. DSLRs are great,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By rogue_designer
Excellent. Well done.

Excellent. Well done.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-16-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 3,234
Posted By rogue_designer
He wasn't saying it was a bad question, or that...

He wasn't saying it was a bad question, or that it should not be asked. Just that there is no answer that always holds true, it is ultimately too dependent on too many variables up to and including...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 3,234
Posted By rogue_designer
It depends. Largely on print size (and its...

It depends. Largely on print size (and its relation to sensor size - overall enlargement factor).

As has been said "acceptably sharp" but there are lots of variables. You will learn what is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-09-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By rogue_designer
Paint a lens. This rabbit hole, while possible,...

Paint a lens. This rabbit hole, while possible, is much more expensive.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By rogue_designer
My impression - though I do not know if it's...

My impression - though I do not know if it's backed by fact, is that the F-1 shows more of the full frame than the A-1. In my copies, both my F1N were slightly brighter, but I have only that...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 81,958
Posted By rogue_designer
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2379/32112880723_bfe...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2379/32112880723_bfe4340972_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QVGUDi)Walkway (https://flic.kr/p/QVGUDi)
by Liam Strain (https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetlevel-photography/),...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By rogue_designer
It's hard to tell from these photographs. It...

It's hard to tell from these photographs. It looks like there might be a retention ring (from front/down) holding in that next element. Do you have a narrow blade spanner to try and remove...
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By rogue_designer
That's a distinction without a difference. And...

That's a distinction without a difference. And still a ridiculous position to hold.
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By rogue_designer
What the hell?

What the hell?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By rogue_designer
Edit in LR if you want color images. Treat it as...

Edit in LR if you want color images. Treat it as you might converting tungsten to daylight. (Or make a custom white/grey balance to use if you prefer.)

Otherwise, it will make fine BW images.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By rogue_designer
I like the little domke wraps. But even they can...

I like the little domke wraps. But even they can seem a bit bulky with the tiny rf lenses. Might be an option though.

You can also search for "velvet gift pouches" and find a wide variety of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-04-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,157
Posted By rogue_designer
Great cameras for normal and wide angle lenses -...

Great cameras for normal and wide angle lenses - since those give you a bit more DoF to play with. But I wouldn't use it with a 90, for sure. That statement is true for me with any rangefinder...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-01-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By rogue_designer
Ah - I apologize, I certainly seem to have...

Ah - I apologize, I certainly seem to have misunderstood your first post. I agree - yes. I love seeing people develop their own vision and style. My only complaint about the first is that it seems...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-31-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By rogue_designer
Is that not a valid reason for critique? I...

Is that not a valid reason for critique? I certainly agree with you on camera choice/arbitrary style of the day, etc... but surely aesthetic preference (or major technical flaws like composition,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-29-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 6,035
Posted By rogue_designer
A better question is why Leica thought they...

A better question is why Leica thought they should. :/
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,988
Posted By rogue_designer
Some very nice photos. Well done.

Some very nice photos. Well done.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 54,201
Posted By rogue_designer
Sad and unexpected, he will be missed. My deepest...

Sad and unexpected, he will be missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,013
Posted By rogue_designer
M4 with glasses works for me. I cannot see 100%...

M4 with glasses works for me. I cannot see 100% the corners of the 35mm frames, but I'm ok with that. I like that if I can see it, it's in frame.

If I need absolutely precise in-frame composition,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By rogue_designer
Youxin, or if you can wait, DAG

Youxin, or if you can wait, DAG
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By rogue_designer
When I wire up frames that are intended for a...

When I wire up frames that are intended for a group (like a show), I make a quick jig so that the distance from the wire to the top of the frame is consistent (e.g. always 2 inches).

Then I can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By rogue_designer
Yes, I believe so. edit: Certainly for black...

Yes, I believe so.

edit: Certainly for black paint, I am unsure on Black chrome, I apologize.
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,830
Posted By rogue_designer
Great contest and images, everyone....

Great contest and images, everyone. Congratulations, Ellen!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By rogue_designer
Yes, but it wasn't actively loaded with ink at...

Yes, but it wasn't actively loaded with ink at the time. I expect he doesn't want to have to flush it, and re-load when he stops so he can print...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By rogue_designer
I don't have any specific advice, having only...

I don't have any specific advice, having only speculated on the idea a few years ago - but one thing I considered (and I'll be curious to hear if anyone has experience with) - using foam isolation...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-28-2016
Replies: 162
Views: 27,537
Posted By rogue_designer
Interesting developments Cal. Thanks for sharing...

Interesting developments Cal. Thanks for sharing all this. I've got a partially clogged 3800 and some empty carts - time to order some pizeoflush to rescue it and get printing again. :D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By rogue_designer
The P and 35/1.8 are a classic combination....

The P and 35/1.8 are a classic combination. That's one of my favorite lenses they made.

Nice shots.
Forum: Photo Software 11-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By rogue_designer
Which version of Photoshop are you using? 5 and 6...

Which version of Photoshop are you using? 5 and 6 had issues with smart objects and filters - that were corrected in some newer versions. I've also seen this happen with a bad ram segment.

Recovery...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-08-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 13,144
Posted By rogue_designer
Glad to hear about the progress rebuilding, your...

Glad to hear about the progress rebuilding, your new start, and the update on your repair business. Way to bounce back from what could have ended so much worse.

Good work.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,409
Posted By rogue_designer
That's wonderful. Amazing there was a roll-film...

That's wonderful. Amazing there was a roll-film holder that fit it out of the box. Often you have to arrange an adapter plate...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By rogue_designer
That's fascinating. Might even deserve its own...

That's fascinating. Might even deserve its own thread. :) Thanks for sharing.

Bill - sounds like some great opportunities for your son. I work as an Art Director, but for a much less general market...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-26-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By rogue_designer
Mastering the process is, like so many things, a...

Mastering the process is, like so many things, a rabbit hole you can take as far as you wish. Bostick and Sullivan were making pre-prepared papers which made it pretty easy as long as your negatives...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,600
Posted By rogue_designer
Well - the wires thing is 99.9% a scam, so no...

Well - the wires thing is 99.9% a scam, so no surprises there. I do enjoy headphone audio. I have some headphones that sound better with some types of music, and I relish the opportunity to revisit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By rogue_designer
Sure thing. I end up preserving the original...

Sure thing. I end up preserving the original scan/master as a sort of RAW/Negative. Then I have 2-3 output files from it, for different sizes/uses. Burns through Hard-drive space, but that's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By rogue_designer
IT8 is a calibration target and standard for...

IT8 is a calibration target and standard for optical scanners. They can be used to build custom profiles for a specific scanner and printer.

The preview does have sharpening applied. In my opinion,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By rogue_designer
Excellent work, and I enjoyed reading your...

Excellent work, and I enjoyed reading your interview questions. Kudos.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 6,066
Posted By rogue_designer
Sell the M2, get two P's.

Sell the M2, get two P's.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,346
Posted By rogue_designer
Heh. Fair enough, as someone with roma heritage,...

Heh. Fair enough, as someone with roma heritage, and an activist for roma rights, it is a subject near and dear to me. But ultimately, I was just curious and I won't derail the discussion further. :)...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,346
Posted By rogue_designer
I see, thanks. FWIW - The only ones I would...

I see, thanks.

FWIW - The only ones I would call gypsies (a word I probably would not use, as many of us consider it an epithet) would be those actually of roma/romani (not romanian) descent.

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,346
Posted By rogue_designer
Bohemian children? As in those from the Bohemia...

Bohemian children? As in those from the Bohemia region of the Czech republic? Just curious.

Nice series. I look forward to seeing more.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,600
Posted By rogue_designer
I've no need for a RTR, but sometimes, I really...

I've no need for a RTR, but sometimes, I really want one. :D

My general hi-fi is mid 60s and 70s McIntosh (tube radio, SS amp) with a mid 70s Pioneer turntable (modern Denon cartridge). Speakers are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-30-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,093
Posted By rogue_designer
I will definitely be picking this lens up. My...

I will definitely be picking this lens up. My favorite focal length on the XPro cameras, by far - and finally in the right size. The 1.4 was too large to be useful.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By rogue_designer
Yowch. Heal quickly. The Rollei won't mind.

Yowch. Heal quickly. The Rollei won't mind.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-26-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,093
Posted By rogue_designer
I will certainly buy it. Even at the price asked,...

I will certainly buy it. Even at the price asked, it fits a needed niche in my lineup that the 23/1.4 was too large to do well (and that no rangefinder lenses have been able to do at a price I can...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 7,416
Posted By rogue_designer
I've shot one for years. It has never developed...

I've shot one for years. It has never developed haze - which makes me wonder what lubricant he used.

At any rate - it's a fantastic lens. I'm quite fond of it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 12,274
Posted By rogue_designer
As with anything, that's relative. There are...

As with anything, that's relative. There are parts of Indiana where that's possible, but other parts (like Indianapolis) where it would be much harder. Toronto, no, but out in Peterborough, or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-21-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 12,274
Posted By rogue_designer
Photography (and art schools in general) have had...

Photography (and art schools in general) have had a hard time in recent years - the market for professional photographers has changed drastically and makes the prospect of a dedicated degree program...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,361
Posted By rogue_designer
As far as I know, the 500 rule is based on 35 mm...

As far as I know, the 500 rule is based on 35 mm full-frame, so convert to a rough equivalent (e.g. 80mm Hassy -> 43mm ish for 35mm diagonal equivalent)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,786
Posted By rogue_designer
Way to survive!

Way to survive!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,345
Posted By rogue_designer
I expect the 23/1.4 will still be the optical...

I expect the 23/1.4 will still be the optical champion over the compact 23/2 - that's to be expected. But there were so many drawbacks to the 1.4 (especially size) that it's already long gone from my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-21-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,345
Posted By rogue_designer
I didn't see the announcement. I've been waiting...

I didn't see the announcement. I've been waiting for that 23/2 since the beginning of the X-mount system. I have no need for a 50, but that 23 will be mine as soon as I can get it.
Forum: Photo Software 07-15-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3,321
Posted By rogue_designer
Different generations of essentially the same...

Different generations of essentially the same product. I have not noticed a significant change in these most recent iterations compared with bigger jumps in tech and resolution from the earlier...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,771
Posted By rogue_designer
Lived without a car (in Chicago) for a decade....

Lived without a car (in Chicago) for a decade. Bought one for my wife and kid (older model subaru), but I stayed without it. When we moved to Atlanta a couple weeks ago, I bought myself a car nearly...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rogue_designer
That's what I did with my 23 as well. Worked...

That's what I did with my 23 as well. Worked perfectly, and was much better than the petal hood in nearly all respects. Glad Fuji is offering a replacement.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By rogue_designer
I saw that he'd had a stroke. Didn't see that he...

I saw that he'd had a stroke. Didn't see that he had died. A sad day. RIP Bill.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By rogue_designer
I'm getting close to the 100K mark. They are...

I'm getting close to the 100K mark. They are mostly a mess. I really need a few interns to dig through them for a month and organize them - but that's not happening anytime soon.

Currently about...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-20-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,977
Posted By rogue_designer
Yeah - lots of variables. Shooting conditions,...

Yeah - lots of variables. Shooting conditions, what sizes we are talking about, lens coverage and availability, portability, film selection, paper/process ... etc. ULF introduces challenges that must...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,333
Posted By rogue_designer
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4013/4223950432_9372...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4013/4223950432_93722a73d2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7rfRiA)
AIC face right (https://flic.kr/p/7rfRiA) by Liam Strain...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,590
Posted By rogue_designer
Yes on all counts. I keep the bag bellows on mine...

Yes on all counts. I keep the bag bellows on mine for 90% of my uses.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,590
Posted By rogue_designer
It is a nice camera. Horseman LS or LX - I have...

It is a nice camera. Horseman LS or LX - I have the LX and it's been a fantastic shooter for the past 15 years.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,590
Posted By rogue_designer
I could see it maybe as a demonstration of range...

I could see it maybe as a demonstration of range of movement. But otherwise, yeah... not great.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,497
Posted By rogue_designer
I used to shoot to M-E on the Nex7 - worked very...

I used to shoot to M-E on the Nex7 - worked very well.

You may have some issues in the corners with wider angle lenses - not usually anything that cannot be fixed, but sometimes some color shift...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-08-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,611
Posted By rogue_designer
White point clouds (manually set, not...

White point clouds (manually set, not eyedropper), black point just off negative frame. I used the gutter under the eaves as a grey point to adjust the color a bit warmer. I did pull it back a bit to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,463
Posted By rogue_designer
Aye, but that was the point I was making. These...

Aye, but that was the point I was making. These newer sensors are able to pull data pretty cleanly from the shadows - so I would err towards underexposure to preserve highlight detail. Knowing that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 9,312
Posted By rogue_designer
I may be partial, since I own one - but despite...

I may be partial, since I own one - but despite being obviously poor at the edge of the frame until f8 (where it overtook the Nikon), the 2.8 Canon did pretty well overall. And in the places it did...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-01-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,463
Posted By rogue_designer
I usually input between -.6 and -1.2 stops of...

I usually input between -.6 and -1.2 stops of exposure compensation on any digital camera in order to preserve highlight detail. Most modern sensors have good enough low light capabilities that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2016
Replies: 216
Views: 11,578
Posted By rogue_designer
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8445/7774533400_1540...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8445/7774533400_154036bd74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cR1vVj)
Hat shop back room (https://flic.kr/p/cR1vVj) by Liam Strain...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By rogue_designer
I use the Rokinon cine lenses for Canon EF. They...

I use the Rokinon cine lenses for Canon EF. They are built quite nicely, no concerns on that front at all. I have not compared with their standard photo lenses though.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By rogue_designer
I installed a wordpress backend onto my server,...

I installed a wordpress backend onto my server, and then found a template that got me the structure I wanted. The rest is my own work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By rogue_designer
Rest in Peace, Michael.

Rest in Peace, Michael.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-18-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,849
Posted By rogue_designer
Wider than 48" you will have to go with a digital...

Wider than 48" you will have to go with a digital scan and wide format inkjet. The commercial roller machines for C prints rarely went wider than 52" to give 48" paper enough clearance. Wider prints...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By rogue_designer
Yes, Mani - got this right. That's moiré due to...

Yes, Mani - got this right. That's moiré due to the half-tone rosettes used in CMYK printing.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-12-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5,589
Posted By rogue_designer
I think they make sense when adapting some...

I think they make sense when adapting some full-frame lenses to apsc or micro four thirds cameras. Especially for video where the resolution is already limited and any optical errors are going to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,618
Posted By rogue_designer
That was very helpful. Thanks for the heads up.

That was very helpful. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-10-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,611
Posted By rogue_designer
http://i.imgur.com/GNOYv1U.jpg Lacking a known...

http://i.imgur.com/GNOYv1U.jpg

Lacking a known reference value, I opened the shot you provided. Cropped to make sure there was nothing external to the film edge, Inverted it, converted to adobe RGB...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-09-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,611
Posted By rogue_designer
For professional gigs, with negative film - shoot...

For professional gigs, with negative film - shoot a color checker frame. That will also give you adjustments for your lighting. Otherwise, do what looks good to you, man.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,729
Posted By rogue_designer
I traded a lens for a Pentax K10D and kit lens,...

I traded a lens for a Pentax K10D and kit lens, to give to my 5 year old boy. So far it works a treat. If he continues to show interest, he can grow into the camera more and learn manual exposure....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,705
Posted By rogue_designer
It was great. For its time, and in good light....

It was great. For its time, and in good light. But as a professional tool, it was far too limited. Low light performance was terrible past 800. Color balance was iffy at best. It took another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,705
Posted By rogue_designer
Very early gen (6mp D100 etc) cameras don't hold...

Very early gen (6mp D100 etc) cameras don't hold up very well - but their successors, the D200 and newer are just fine for most uses. I traded a rarely used lens for a Pentax K10D and kit lens to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By rogue_designer
Hard to know. I happen to like the image of the...

Hard to know. I happen to like the image of the "everyman" in the stranger walking away. Makes me think of Magritte's bowler wearing subject.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By rogue_designer
Sometimes that is a deliberate choice. Not a...

Sometimes that is a deliberate choice. Not a matter of fear or embarrassment. If the people are walking the same direction as the photographer, that's as much a part of the environment and moment as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,130
Posted By rogue_designer
It's easy to forget to really *look* at what...

It's easy to forget to really *look* at what surrounds us everyday. I have to actively remind myself to look deeper, or look differently.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,792
Posted By rogue_designer
I don't usually have a specific subject. It's...

I don't usually have a specific subject. It's very rare that I get someone who seems to notice - that might be location dependent. Different cities have different vibes. I also tend to shoot fast...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,848
Posted By rogue_designer
She's got a good team. But it's good to see that...

She's got a good team. But it's good to see that her work is continuing to impress, and she's not just coasting on her name.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By rogue_designer
T-mount to a spotting scope?

T-mount to a spotting scope?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-18-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 86,332
Posted By rogue_designer
The parallel doesn't quite work, at least not if...

The parallel doesn't quite work, at least not if we are talking about professionals. Professional photographers, with very few exceptions, no longer use Leica for their bread and butter - some of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-18-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By rogue_designer
Maybe something got knocked back into alignment...

Maybe something got knocked back into alignment in transport. Glad it's working!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-18-2016
Replies: 395
Views: 159,799
Posted By rogue_designer
Haven't been shooting much 4x5 these days -...

Haven't been shooting much 4x5 these days - hoping that will change. But I did find one project, and one portrait.

A portrait from a few years ago, of my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 86,332
Posted By rogue_designer
That's a post-hoc justification, not a marketing...

That's a post-hoc justification, not a marketing strategy.



And yet top of the line Canon and Nikon bodies (and lenses) are de-facto standards among most professionals. Even those who primarily use...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 86,332
Posted By rogue_designer
Not for Leica it's not - they make no money on...

Not for Leica it's not - they make no money on that sale. If the goal for Leica is to sell cameras to photographers, they failed if the photographer bought it used.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 86,332
Posted By rogue_designer
Working photographers? Yes. With rare exceptions,...

Working photographers? Yes. With rare exceptions, I only know of working togs buying used Leica kit.

Art photographers? Seems to depend on if that is their primary income stream, or extra cash.

If...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,724
Posted By rogue_designer
I'll send you a link to my book. ;) To answer...

I'll send you a link to my book. ;)

To answer seriously though, there are two great books on street photography I always go to - not single artist monographs, but great books:

Unfamiliar Streets:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By rogue_designer
Really nice idea. I sometimes use a big...

Really nice idea. I sometimes use a big quadcopter for some aerial work... might try mounting a strobe on it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By rogue_designer
Slower than 1/60, there is an escapement release...

Slower than 1/60, there is an escapement release that you are probably hearing. Sort of a swish/bounce sound.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-05-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By rogue_designer
Very cool! I'll have to check it out. F8 opened...

Very cool! I'll have to check it out.

F8 opened on the 1st.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,743
Posted By rogue_designer
I found that a domke gripper strap could be...

I found that a domke gripper strap could be threaded through the clips fairly well. Has served nicely for years.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By rogue_designer
There is one on ebay, but they are asking ~$30...

There is one on ebay, but they are asking ~$30 for it - you can probably buy a broken 124G as a donor for that (and you might need it... I've gone through a lot of focus knobs).

Try Mark Hama, or...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,499
Posted By rogue_designer
Honestly, that looks a bit like a the old power...

Honestly, that looks a bit like a the old power jack for an external battery/power source like a quantum pack.

Great looking camera. I'm jealous of the later Topcor lens lineup - my VHR didn't have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 56
Poll: IIIg or M4-2
Views: 3,760
Posted By rogue_designer
If it's in even reasonably good condition, I...

If it's in even reasonably good condition, I wouldn't worry. The mechanisms are simpler, the gearing sturdier. I like my M4, but the M4-2 I had for years, was a champ.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 56
Poll: IIIg or M4-2
Views: 3,760
Posted By rogue_designer
I vote M4-2 for the combination of larger...

I vote M4-2 for the combination of larger viewfinder, and lens flexibility.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,273
Posted By rogue_designer
Likewise. It's a nice repository for my personal...

Likewise. It's a nice repository for my personal work.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By rogue_designer
It could be CCD bleed, or reflections in the...

It could be CCD bleed, or reflections in the light facing side of the strip feeder... or a whole host of other possible issues.

I would start with investigating the strip feeder and check for any...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-29-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By rogue_designer
Are you using the strip feeder? or some other...

Are you using the strip feeder? or some other holder?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 12,384
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8644/15853840770_48...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8644/15853840770_487c538940_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q9X5wf)

Room with a view (https://flic.kr/p/q9X5wf) by Liam Strain...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By rogue_designer
You need to shop it to galleries. A small...

You need to shop it to galleries. A small portfolio and a referral or two - do you know other photographers who are showing? If so, have them mention you to their gallery first, otherwise, your...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,878
Posted By rogue_designer
Not even close. Not even in the top 10. High raw...

Not even close. Not even in the top 10. High raw numbers, but on a per-capita basis, many other places (Memphis for instance) are much worse.

If you are going to spend some time in Chicago, let us...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-19-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,239
Posted By rogue_designer
I've seen some of the recent Blurb options, and...

I've seen some of the recent Blurb options, and have been impressed with the consistency and quality. Sure it's not a Rizzoli monograph, but for the type of service, I was impressed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By rogue_designer
You might see if Dunwoody is still processing....

You might see if Dunwoody is still processing.
http://www.dunwoodyphoto.com/

I've also heard good things about Moakler Photographic - but their website is down, so they may be gone now.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-10-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By rogue_designer
I'd guess it is a LR issue - I have always had...

I'd guess it is a LR issue - I have always had problems with Fuji raw in adobe products. Have you tried rendering the file out in another RAW converter like Capture One, just to confirm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By rogue_designer
Your light source will be tricky - LEDs and many...

Your light source will be tricky - LEDs and many gas discharge types have flicker that becomes apparent at high shutter speeds. So that's something to keep an eye out for.

What is the desire for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By rogue_designer
Interesting story, and some great photos. I...

Interesting story, and some great photos. I agree, sensitively handled by a photographer who seems to have become part of the story, rather than just documenting it.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-09-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3,045
Posted By rogue_designer
This x 100. And the 1.2 ltm doesn't require much...

This x 100. And the 1.2 ltm doesn't require much stop down to clean up either. I found it outperforms the FD mount 50/1.2 in most uses. I would not compare it with the EF L version - size, age,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By rogue_designer
Polaroid used to make a reversal BW film - I did...

Polaroid used to make a reversal BW film - I did that for BW "slides" back in the 90s. There may still be something similar on the market.

I'd probably shoot regular negs, and either make digital...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,639
Posted By rogue_designer
I usually just have the camera with one lens...

I usually just have the camera with one lens around my neck - no bag. If it's a film camera, I have a meter and extra film in my jacket pockets. If it's too hot for a jacket, I carry a Domke 5xb (if...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,659
Posted By rogue_designer
I happily use Gordy's, Horween leather (from...

I happily use Gordy's, Horween leather (from Tamarkin Chicago - similar price point to Cub & Co) and Domke. No reason to spend a mint.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2016
Replies: 245
Views: 29,156
Posted By rogue_designer
Sorry for the cell phone pic (and dusty camera)....

Sorry for the cell phone pic (and dusty camera). Today's camera/watch combo. Seiko Alpinist, XPro1 (cv 28/2), Rolleiflex 3.5C Xenotar

http://i.imgur.com/0KsYyxfl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/0KsYyxf.jpg)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-06-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 64,521
Posted By rogue_designer
The more I use this lens, the more I like it. I...

The more I use this lens, the more I like it. I think it'll do as a primary for now.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1616/25106031359_9c101dbb44_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EfwYrD)
Walking. Smoking....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,097
Posted By rogue_designer
Depends on how you shoot, I guess. I like to have...

Depends on how you shoot, I guess. I like to have a better preview with extensive movements, and from camera position reflections.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By rogue_designer
This would be fantastic. Really the only lens I...

This would be fantastic. Really the only lens I want from them.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,097
Posted By rogue_designer
Yeesh... getting harder and harder to keep using...

Yeesh... getting harder and harder to keep using 4x5 professionally. Even worse now that preview/proofing media is being discontinued.

Not sure I can justify going to Digital MF and a 2x3 camera...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-26-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 64,521
Posted By rogue_designer
Find me a non-retrofocus 28mm that doesn't have...

Find me a non-retrofocus 28mm that doesn't have falloff in the corners, especially with digital bodies. *shrug*
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-25-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 64,521
Posted By rogue_designer
Just arrived a day or two ago, and I've not...

Just arrived a day or two ago, and I've not really had a chance to suss it out aside from some basic exposures to see if anything was amiss. But so far, I really like how this performs on my XPro 1....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,848
Posted By rogue_designer
120 color negative films have essentially doubled...

120 color negative films have essentially doubled in the past two years. I'd been avoiding digital MF backs as prohibitively expensive for my clients (and personal projects on it are getting...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-23-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 37,495
Posted By rogue_designer
It's a great lens. I wish it was a stop or two...

It's a great lens. I wish it was a stop or two faster, but the size and handling is great.

http://i.imgur.com/rEiFHTxl.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1601/25113854086_f728ac2fa2_c.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By rogue_designer
Sounds like it's worth an experiment. Contrast...

Sounds like it's worth an experiment. Contrast might be low - hard to say. How are you getting the positive on only one color channel? Ortho film?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,337
Posted By rogue_designer
We're still using Yosemite on all our machines at...

We're still using Yosemite on all our machines at the agency. We'll probably upgrade soon, but want to make sure we have time to test all our critical software and networking items (buggy enough...
Forum: Travel 01-21-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,147
Posted By rogue_designer
I've stopped asking for a hand check. Just causes...

I've stopped asking for a hand check. Just causes more issues than I'm willing to deal with these days - despite the guidelines, TSA folk don't seem to know what to do, or are unwilling to bother...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-18-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,638
Posted By rogue_designer
I shoot the XPro1 more than any other camera I...

I shoot the XPro1 more than any other camera I own. It's a very solid shooter once you get use to it. I usually use M-mount manual focus glass on it, with zero issues. But I also have many of the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-17-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,875
Posted By rogue_designer
Yeah, I run into this a lot - both as a...

Yeah, I run into this a lot - both as a photographer and a graphic designer. I've gotten pretty good at saying no, and sticking to my guns. I do have one client though, that still owes me for a shoot...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2016
Replies: 139
Views: 35,914
Posted By rogue_designer
I really like the little Skopars in 21 and 25...

I really like the little Skopars in 21 and 25 (LTM mount, so I flexibility on which bodies to use). The 25/4 in particular pretty much lives on my XPro1 as a small walk-around 35 equivalent.

The...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,245
Posted By rogue_designer
For me it comes down to lens selection. I like...

For me it comes down to lens selection. I like the 35mm FOV (on full-frame). That means on a crop body camera, I need to find a ~25mm lens. Finding fast, sharp ones, means either huge lenses (such as...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 6,786
Posted By rogue_designer
Anyone have a size side by side with the XF...

Anyone have a size side by side with the XF 35/1.4? I've always been impressed by how relatively small that lens felt on the XPro1. Looking at images, the 35/2 doesnt' seem that much smaller.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,633
Posted By rogue_designer
Obviously I don't need it to be precisely the...

Obviously I don't need it to be precisely the same lens. Just a compact 23/2 would be appreciated - to give us a "normal wide" 35mm FOV equivalent that isn't enormous.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,542
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3134/3151665800_7ef...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3134/3151665800_7ef4043ec9_z.jpg?zz=1 (https://flic.kr/p/5Nv7rw)snow day (https://flic.kr/p/5Nv7rw) by Liam Strain...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,542
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7540/16118824860_f1...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7540/16118824860_f18959d0cd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qync4s)Perfume (https://flic.kr/p/qync4s) by Liam Strain (https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetlevel-photography/),...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,633
Posted By rogue_designer
I suspect you are probably right. More's the...

I suspect you are probably right. More's the pity.



Terribilis!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,633
Posted By rogue_designer
If I wanted to carry a camera with lenses that...

If I wanted to carry a camera with lenses that big, I'd probably cart around an SLR instead of the XPro. Give me my tiny rangefinder size lenses or give me death! ...or something ;)

It is a great...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-03-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,633
Posted By rogue_designer
I wish they made the 23/2 that's on the X100T for...

I wish they made the 23/2 that's on the X100T for their interchangeable lens cameras. I prefer that FOV, but find the 23/1.4 too big overall. I've been using the CV 25/4 mostly happily, but would...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,123
Posted By rogue_designer
I wear eyeglasses, and don't have very many...

I wear eyeglasses, and don't have very many serious issues.

With the Canon P - I cannot see the outside frame. But that's easy enough to compensate for. It's vf design isn't particularly hard on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2015
Replies: 546
Views: 68,382
Posted By rogue_designer
At this year's Columbus Day parade. Kids hitching...

At this year's Columbus Day parade. Kids hitching a ride on the back of a float.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/690/21492298534_16b01c4fe6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yKcDzh)

Float Kids...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,163
Posted By rogue_designer
I love my thumbs up - however, it seems there is...

I love my thumbs up - however, it seems there is a design flaw in the way Fuji installed the hotshoe on the XPro1, which can cause it to loosen or fall off entirely - either from flash use, or as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,546
Posted By rogue_designer
I don't consider those double exposures... just...

I don't consider those double exposures... just as I don't consider the works of Uelsmann or Minor White - while masterful, to be double exposures. It becomes photomanipulation or composites...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By rogue_designer
But you might get near the dew point. So it's...

But you might get near the dew point. So it's worth keeping an eye on the relative humidity in relation to the temp.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 11,013
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8483257219_57c...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8483257219_57c0988087_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dVCUPv)
Maquette with audio guides (https://flic.kr/p/dVCUPv)
by streetlevel_photography...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By rogue_designer
Well that's very promising.

Well that's very promising.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,310
Posted By rogue_designer
I used to have a Rajah (deardorff clone) 5x7 - ...

I used to have a Rajah (deardorff clone) 5x7 - there are lots of wooden 5x7's hiding out there... like this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,160
Posted By rogue_designer
white or yellow for quick composition and rough...

white or yellow for quick composition and rough focus...I have a sacrificial paper (for each of the ones I use) for final critical focus.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-08-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,092
Posted By rogue_designer
Very nice work. That last shot, and the one of...

Very nice work. That last shot, and the one of the fire crew coming towards you carrying the immobilization rig - stellar.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,672
Posted By rogue_designer
Based on how their chart is set up, I think...

Based on how their chart is set up, I think that's a 35/2 (53mm equivalent), unfortunately.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,672
Posted By rogue_designer
I've been shooting the XPro1 as my primary...

I've been shooting the XPro1 as my primary street/walkaround camera since selling my last Leica. It's fantastic. The only thing I don't like is the lack of a small, fast 24mm lens (to get a 35...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,493
Posted By rogue_designer
My contract includes late payment language...

My contract includes late payment language specifically addressing the increasing percentage they owe the later it gets. A reminder of that fact from time to time, usually gets results.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2015
Replies: 5,634
Views: 503,138
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7586/16851118825_43...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7586/16851118825_438e8d1152_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/streetlevel-photography/16851118825/)
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,104
Posted By rogue_designer
Leica brand? no. Leica mount? yes.

Leica brand? no. Leica mount? yes.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 25,318
Posted By rogue_designer
I did. Traded an M4-2 for an XPro1 - I preferred...

I did. Traded an M4-2 for an XPro1 - I preferred the M4-2, but cannot compete with the convenience of the digital for most of my personal work. I still shoot some film, but nothing like the volume I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By rogue_designer
I agree with Jan - probably shot through the...

I agree with Jan - probably shot through the backing, if it is just evenly underexposed (though would that have reversed the image? unclear)... though to be sure, it would be helpful to see the frame...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-02-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 4,742
Posted By rogue_designer
Back in the early 2000s, I ran into Al Gore here...

Back in the early 2000s, I ran into Al Gore here in Chicago.. I only had my Minox C on me - I wonder if that film got archived properly. Hmm... I don't think I have photos of any of my other...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,239
Posted By rogue_designer
I don't remember nearly that much abberation in...

I don't remember nearly that much abberation in the pre-asph wide open... have you had that lens checked?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-26-2015
Replies: 595
Views: 73,902
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3448/3386279365_c6b...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3448/3386279365_c6bae2c369_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6aeySZ)
Casco Viejo - Street 1 (https://flic.kr/p/6aeySZ) by streetlevel_photography...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 254
Views: 16,263
Posted By rogue_designer
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8636/15891710957_16...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8636/15891710957_1662f588ce_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qdib1v)
Remember Umbrella - BW alt (https://flic.kr/p/qdib1v) by streetlevel_photography...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-23-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 13,706
Posted By rogue_designer
Speaking personally - there are people whose...

Speaking personally - there are people whose opinion I value (for differing reasons). Sometimes its because I respect their own art. Sometimes, their expertise. Other's their objectivity, or natural...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By rogue_designer
I believe it was intended to be a simpler, and...

I believe it was intended to be a simpler, and more robust gearing and viewfinder (steel gear instead of brass, so the winder could be attached). I have always asserted it meant "professional" as in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,054
Posted By rogue_designer
Sometimes I find the tilt nice. Even...

Sometimes I find the tilt nice. Even necessary.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/4584269938_45ecb4ac60_o.jpg

My biggest issue is something that is just a teensy bit tilted, because then it just...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,761
Posted By rogue_designer
I thought it came out of Atget's work and his...

I thought it came out of Atget's work and his self descriptions. But I do not have a source to back that.
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