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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By shimokita
35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens...

35 f/1.4L : all around great lens for one-lens trips, not my favorite FL

85 f/1.2L : super lens for portraits, a bit heavy with 72mm filters ; )

100 f/2.8 Macro : this is the one lens I would keep...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 938
Views: 149,575
Posted By shimokita
Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east...

Tokyo summer evening... last week, looking east toward Shinjuku.

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Nikon F3P, AiS 50mm f/1.2, & Neopan 100
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By shimokita
I recently did a comparison test... The photos...

I recently did a comparison test...

The photos below were shot from the same point using a Canon 5DII with 35mm lens and a Fuji x100t with APS-C sensor and 23mm lens (35mm equivalent). Both photos...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,647
Views: 280,593
Posted By shimokita
'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the...

'46 Chevy Pickup... that we restored from the ground up in the early to mid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 259
Views: 23,774
Posted By shimokita
青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017 Japan Coast...

青森市 (Aomori City)... January 2017
Japan Coast Guard PM23

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新潟市 (Niigata City) 80cm of snow in one day......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By shimokita
I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in...

I have two x Nikon SB-28 that I use in auto/manual mode and/or with Flash Wave III TX/RX as an inexpensive manual off camera solution. Maybe hard to find these flash units, but IMHO worth the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,416
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at...

Thanks for the introduction... I took a look at her work including a video or two... she's good, I like her work... gives new meaning to slowing down... Casey
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,416
Posted By shimokita
I was just looking at a photo from my niece......

I was just looking at a photo from my niece... the concept is much different from what I would take, and forget about what my dad photographed in the 30s-40s. Times change, our perception of why,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,133
Posted By shimokita
For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact...

For over 15 years I have had a chance to interact with people who are (at least somewhat) interested in photography... everyone shares their photos. People rotate in and out, but there has always...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,134
Posted By shimokita
I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used......

I have the F3HP and F3P... both purchased used... the F3HP fail due to the previous owner using the camera in the rain (water got into the camera around the shutter button and corroded the on-off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,529
Posted By shimokita
For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the...

For me it's the F3P or MP (b&w & a 50mm) plus the x100t (23mm fixed / 35mm equiv). Shooting both film and digital has the advantage for me of instant social media updates. The film process takes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 12,841
Posted By shimokita
The...

The Neighbor...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 398
Views: 65,316
Posted By shimokita
Yesterday in...

Yesterday in Tokyo...

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and today we have a little sunshine after 27 consecutive days of rain...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,654
Posted By shimokita
At first I blew off the question... but got to...

At first I blew off the question...

but got to thinking about LE of other products such as watches... all watches tell time and except for complications it's mostly about aesthetics... I have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By shimokita
My friends prefer color so if I am shooting...

My friends prefer color so if I am shooting with/for them it's color. On road trips where I am in a location for a couple of days I randomly shoot color for variation, depending a bit on the weather.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By shimokita
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Model - Fuji x100t
ExposureTime - 1/180 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExposureBiasValue -...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By shimokita
L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as...

L39: High-quality UV filters are referred to as “Sharp Cut” filter because they begin absorbing over 90% of UV light to passing all visible light in the span of only 20-40 mn. UV filters are rated by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,216
Posted By shimokita
I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not...

I always carry a day pack so big pockets are not required... the current model is the "Deuter Spider 25 [liter]". It goes everywhere... except for formal events (weddings / funerals) and then it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 941
Posted By shimokita
I never check my office email when not in the...

I never check my office email when not in the office... staff who try to push the problem up the line lean to take responsibility, management understand (and respect) the schedule... and lunch time...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By shimokita
I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are...

I have a left hand grip for my RB67. There are different style grips available, mine is the multi-angle-trigger-grip as seen in the attached link (no relation to seller). The white button adjusts...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By shimokita
The conflict in Vietnam happened... and field...

The conflict in Vietnam happened...

and field photographers discovered the (Nikon) SLR. The 28mm in F-mount and PJ's started to get on board... it wasn't autofocus at that time... keep your head...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-15-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 67,533
Posted By shimokita
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,627
Posted By shimokita
For the most part I stick with one lens for the...

For the most part I stick with one lens for the entire roll... I go through periods with the 28, 50, or 100 where I might shoot one roll with the 28 or 100 and then a couple of rolls with the 50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By shimokita
For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak...

For me it doesn't matter... most likely Kodak Gold 200 and Neopan 100 (Acros 100 II ?). Most likely 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the MP and F3P respectively. For historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,462
Posted By shimokita
Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or...

Sure we all have our prefered FLs, or film, or format, or...

I favor 50... 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH on the MP and AI-S 50mm f/1.2 on the F3P, but when I first got my MP I made a decision to try...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By shimokita
I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up...

I got #205 (#195 was the highest number called up from that first group)... and dropped my college deferment at the end of '69. One of my buddies got #1 and immediately enlisted... wild days.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By shimokita
Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100......

Don't know about Speed Graphic vs. GFX 100... haven't used either, but I have shot RB67 with K/L 90 f/3.5 L (44mm equiv.), APS-c & full frame dSLR, 135 format film, Fuji x100t, and FLs across the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,028
Posted By shimokita
Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka...

Innovating Out of Crisis by Shigetaka Komori

Also available from Amazon as a Kindle book... 226 pages, USD 22.00, Published April 13, 2015
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,133
Posted By shimokita
The first message I received when accessing Adobe...

The first message I received when accessing Adobe Japan was "Operating System update required to install Lightroom"

Here in Japan it seems that the price is JPY 12,963 per year tax in (approx USD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By shimokita
One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a...

One thing I look for in a lens review (or from a lens reviewer) is consistency. Not so much how they rate the lens, but how they evaluate it based on previous lens reviews. Very rarely do I look at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By shimokita
off camera flash.... with wireless trigger. Put...

off camera flash.... with wireless trigger.
Put the flash in a cargo pants pocket when not needed
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,761
Posted By shimokita
https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/wat...

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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By shimokita
I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the...

I shoot RF, x100t, & full frame (d)SLR... the subject matter usually determines what system I select... sometimes I wonder about my decision making process.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,935
Posted By shimokita
Depends on the subject and results I am looking...

Depends on the subject and results I am looking for. The Sekonic 758 gets a fair bit of use, with the IIIf it's a Gossen Luna Pro. The electronic finder cameras with compensation dial are a great...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By shimokita
Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small...

Retractable lipstick-style cleaning brush, small blower, microfiber cloth, and since 11-March-2011 there is a whistle in the bag. Studies showed that the latter item greatly increases the chance of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2019
Replies: 2,531
Views: 624,425
Posted By shimokita
Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light...

Inokashira Park, Tokyo last week in a light rain...

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stitched image, comprising of three photos, x100t...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,386
Posted By shimokita
From your list... It depends on if you are...

From your list...

It depends on if you are hiking in the canyon or just shooting from the rim. But assuming you walk down at least a little, I would take:

№ 6. Micro Nikkor 55/3.5 AI, always nice...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,737
Posted By shimokita
新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...

新宿御苑 (Shinjuku Gyoen National...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By shimokita
I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is...

I enjoy traveling with one camera, the problem is that my trips extend for 2-3-4 weeks at a time. I prefer film, but also want to do realtime updates... and as a 'complication' my flip phone doesn't...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By shimokita
option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm...

option 1: M3 + Hologon 16/8 -and- M9 + 50mm sounds ideal...
I would not add any additional lenses.

the question is what film would you take.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By shimokita
I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in...

I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in both the MP and Nikon F3P. My (limited) understanding is that lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. On the other hand there are restrictions...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,577
Posted By shimokita
Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R &...

Last week I took a look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R & GFX 50S while visiting Fuji Square in the Tokyo Mid-Town Complex. The technical staff felt quite strongly that they will continue to offer the 44 x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By shimokita
Excellent... thanks for the link.

Excellent... thanks for the link.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By shimokita
all the gear is in the drybox...

all the gear is in the drybox...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,619
Posted By shimokita
The only reason I purchase film online is because...

The only reason I purchase film online is because Kodak doesn't sell certain products in Japan (e.g. Gold 200)... buy from NY with delivery less than one week - Order to Door.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By shimokita
A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question...

A mini freezer works... (ignoring the question of auto defrost for the moment)

and for plan-to-shoot-soon I use the bottom shelf of my wine refer. Of course the down side is I give up space for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By shimokita
I have a "Hakuba Shell" SP-QA01MCMRD - shell...

I have a "Hakuba Shell"

SP-QA01MCMRD - shell QA01 Movie Case Medium ReD
It's a video camera bag but the x100t fits perfectly so a couple x-series lens should fit. The product comes with a removable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By shimokita
Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount Leica...

Leica IIIf and Canon 50mm f/1.8 in S-mount
Leica MP and 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH
Pentax SPF and SMCT 55mm f/1.2
Nikon F3P and Ai-S 50mm f/1.2

Funny... I just realized that I don't have a 50mm for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,667
Posted By shimokita
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed"...

Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed" conversations with Paul Cronin... with a lot of relevance for still photographers. The book is dedicated to "the Last Lion", Amos Vogel... so I took a look...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,995
Posted By shimokita
Ignoring for the moment the bit about the...

Ignoring for the moment the bit about the validity of DXO scores as an example reference point of quantification, the question is still valid but probably rhetorical.

It's like buying wine... the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By shimokita
In my experience shooting in the cold with the...

In my experience shooting in the cold with the Nikon F3P, same batteries as my film MP... if the battery is near the end of it's life cycle the cold pushes it over the edge.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By shimokita
Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a...

Not sure I understand why it has to be done in a change bag, or to the exact shape as in the photo of the leader you posted. My only similar, but different, experience is cutting film for my IIIf...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By shimokita
This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt"...

This may or more likely not help ; ) but "Kalt" (BKA) seems to be a distribution channel... 10,000 managers and one guy doing the work...

In January, 2010, Omega Acquisition acquired the assets of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By shimokita
The two ways to look at articles like this are at...

The two ways to look at articles like this are at face value and/or what's the agenda.

Lewis Bush has an agenda... "I start from the standpoint that power is always problematic because its natural...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,091
Posted By shimokita
Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?...

Re: What do you wish you'd realized earlier?
Ans: What I haven't realized yet

That planning sometimes results a different outcome... That it's not a matter of slowing down, it's just being ready...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,840
Posted By shimokita
Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with...

Re: buying film in Japan... I love to shoot with Kodak Gold 200 but I can't find it here... I order from NYC. It would be my go-to color film in Japan. I normally shoot b&w... Fuji Neopan 100...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,762
Posted By shimokita
-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better...

-- Right handed, left eye shooter (it's my better eye), right hand up with (d)SLR... with the RF it's about 50-50
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By shimokita
I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM)...

I have a Canon 28mm f/2.8 in Canon S-mount (LTM) which I use on a Leica IIIf and with a Leica adapter on my MP (film) with no problems... love the lens

If you have access to a Leica thread mount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,500
Posted By shimokita
I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more...

I have some of my dad's work on the wall and more in digital files that I periodically post on social media as "Throw Back Thursday"... actually family and friends love the TBT posts, but not the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,188
Posted By shimokita
'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I...

'ISO-less' is an interesting topic and I understand that some of the newer Fuji X-series cameras are approaching that. A 12 page article with ~80 pages of comments ; )

Thanks for the link...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By shimokita
Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister...

Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister when I was born... and there have been 30 PMs in my lifetime... suddenly I feel a little older ; )
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2019
Replies: 1,425
Views: 195,021
Posted By shimokita
Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019 Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm...

Akita Prefecture, 8-Jan-2019
Nikon F3P, Ai-S 50mm f/1.2, Fuji Neopan ISO 400

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Casey
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By shimokita
Food is a major part of the experience, and...

Food is a major part of the experience, and finding a small shop is fun... everyone has their favorite, and the good news is you don't have to spend a lot...

Have a great trip...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,586
Posted By shimokita
I recently needed to upgrade my phone... The...

I recently needed to upgrade my phone...

The same six points seem to be relevent across different digital technologies...

My choice for personal use was a 3G/4G flip phone that I configured without...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By shimokita
According to the Sekonic website... and unless...

According to the Sekonic website... and unless it's a typo or my misunderstanding...

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Display Range
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 3 to 13,107,200

Measuring Range (ISO100)
Ambient...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,957
Posted By shimokita
As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo". For me...

As Fonzie would say: "correctamundo".

For me it's mostly the Nikon F3 or Mamiya RB67 (albeit the latter less often). Yes I can hand hold the SLR or x100t when using NDGrad filters but it's better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By shimokita
This thread is a hoot ; )

This thread is a hoot ; )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,422
Posted By shimokita
I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5...

I have two Ai'ed lenses, the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 - the former was factory Ai'ed before I purchased it and the latter I had Ai'ed at Kiitos in Shinagawa Tokyo. Both get used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,504
Posted By shimokita
Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata,...

Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture - January 2018

https://storage.googleapis.com/pubzapuscentral/watchprosite/photo/310/raw/photo_5934801.jpg

MP, 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By shimokita
Nice cover photo... The cover of the report*...

Nice cover photo...

The cover of the report* features 'Earth Kiln' by Li Huaifeng, 2018 World Press Photo Contest winner.

*The State of News Photography 2018: Photojournalists' attitudes toward...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By shimokita
NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S and PN-11 auto extension ring... second hand in ex. condition and an HS-14 new off the shelf... to be used on a Nikon F3HP / Nikon F3P.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,433
Posted By shimokita
I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the...

I was in the Philippines in July... shooting the rice terraces of Batad / Banaue about nine hours drive north of Manila... we started at midnight to avoid the traffic in the city and the tricycles in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By shimokita
Ouch... My only international shipping experience...

Ouch... My only international shipping experience is with multiple packages from B&H New York to Tokyo... they use DHL and I have had zero problems. When I first started ordering from B&H the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By shimokita
It was never about the price... one part is about...

It was never about the price... one part is about community and working with an individual who truly loves photography. We chat about recent photo trips or shoot the breeze about equipment... they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By shimokita
I would start my own b&w development except that...

I would start my own b&w development except that once I got started it would be my luck there we would have a discontinuance of chemical availability... in any case, I don't give up shooting film ; )
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By shimokita
Talking business with a mom & pop camera store in Tokyo...

As the title said, I recently talked to the owner of a local small business where I have had my film developed for years. It seems that in 2019 the major labs (Fujifilm & Kodak) will no longer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since...

Hahaha... I had the opposite experience since leaving the office some years ago as I am more busy now then ever. So while time, money, interest, etc. are "nice" I was looking for something tangible...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,580
Posted By shimokita
"The superior man understands what is right; the...

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." ― Confucius... to be honest it sounds more like a fortune cookie quote but it highlights my point.

Some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,394
Posted By shimokita
If I understand you correctly when you try to...

If I understand you correctly when you try to focus to infinity the infinity mark (∞) does a hard stop about 1mm from the 'distance index dot'.

When you have the lens off the camera can you align...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,071
Posted By shimokita
The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a...

The holidays are at hand and I always pick-up a little something for myself, because I know what I want ; ) Friday I found the following second hand...

NIKON Ai Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8 S with PN-11...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By shimokita
I am using one of the big camera maker's...

I am using one of the big camera maker's program... it came with the camera, it does almost all I need and the price was right... at the time PS was the "only" alternative and I didn't want to go...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By shimokita
Do you get the same results if you reverse the...

Do you get the same results if you reverse the strip: 1-2-3 to 3-2-1?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By shimokita
I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's...

I have scanned a few selected prints, but there's just too many... Every couple of years I get out the carton boxes and have a look see... hard to let go, but at least in our family I can't imagine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By shimokita
Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux...

Leica M9 with the Biogon 21/2.8 and Summilux 50/1.4 will cover most locations in the city.

Since you will have a base (hotel or other) in Tokyo and because you have a good rapport with the lens......
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,071
Posted By shimokita
Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after...

Dell 13.3" INSPIRON laptop for traveling... after 10 years my Toshiba NB505 with 1GB memory is finally past its use by date... it served me well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By shimokita
I have a couple and for me it comes down to...

I have a couple and for me it comes down to ergonomics including the finder experience. Given an 'equiv. lens' what else is there to recommend one body over another when thinking about end results. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,000
Posted By shimokita
Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with...

Nikon F3P, Leica MP & IIIf... almost always with a 50mm or 28mm
Forum: Photo Software 10-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By shimokita
You might try one of the mfg editing packages...

You might try one of the mfg editing packages like Canon DPP (download or from a photographer that uses Canon). Basic functions and you can scan your film as TIF. If multiple TIF file options...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By shimokita
Maybe different from most... everything gets...

Maybe different from most... everything gets developed at the lab. I use a 'mom & pop' and they keep an eye on the quality for that end of the process. The negs come back in decent shape and I can...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,214
Posted By shimokita
I already had the AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 so I...

I already had the AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 so I went with the wider AI-S 20 f/2.8 which works for me... shooting with the Nikon F3P body.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By shimokita
There is a camera shop ( カメラ ) in the video at...

There is a camera shop ( カメラ ) in the video at 4:13...
might be able to track it down \(ツ)/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,841
Posted By shimokita
In part it's that 'bad taste in the mouth'...

In part it's that 'bad taste in the mouth' experience many had when using zooms on manual focus cameras - maybe without TTL metering... just too much going on at one time. Given the improvement in...
Forum: Travel 10-11-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By shimokita
For a couple of years I had a portable back-up...

For a couple of years I had a portable back-up device, Panasonic?? (similar to the "Sanho drive" you describe) that accepted CF and SD cards... the problem was that the battery eventually died and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,130
Posted By shimokita
I would bet that we all have 'something'...

I would bet that we all have 'something' (location / subject / theme) that no matter what we do or how many times we do it, it's not quite right, now quite what we want. I have always put it off as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,130
Posted By shimokita
I know that some photographers shoot around a...

I know that some photographers shoot around a location, looking for the best angle or waiting for the clouds to move or the sun to cross the heavens. I have been called a 'fast shooter' and most...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-02-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By shimokita
I think it might depend on the camera... I find...

I think it might depend on the camera... I find that there is a big difference between (for example) the 5DII and the x100f. In my experience the latter manages the noise much better when adjusting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By shimokita
I understand that the marketing boys call it...

I understand that the marketing boys call it "ISO-less", which I always understood to mean that there was a wider range of adjustment available in the gamma correction. With the Fuji x100f that is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By shimokita
I bet you just love auto play HD video... To be...

I bet you just love auto play HD video...

To be fair, I can take or leave internet connections and often travel without a computer, only my old flip phone (voice and SMS). It's just when I read an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By shimokita
What is interesting to me is that we still need...

What is interesting to me is that we still need hosting sites... There is only one site that I know of and access on a regular basis that still requires the use of an external hosting site to post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,923
Posted By shimokita
I purchased a black SPF from a very reputable...

I purchased a black SPF from a very reputable dealer who said the meter didn't work... I cleaned the contacts, put in a new battery and it worked like a charm.

Have fun...
Casey
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,859
Posted By shimokita
Consider the NIKKOR-H Auto 2.8cm F3.5... "it's a...

Consider the NIKKOR-H Auto 2.8cm F3.5... "it's a reversed telephoto type (now called retrofocus type) composed of a concave front lens group having a convexo (positive) lens and a concave lens and; a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By shimokita
Just FYI: The way that I understand it, the...

Just FYI: The way that I understand it, the labeling of diopters is different by maker, so what works on one camera may be labeled different for another camera.

Leica MP: The Leica M-Viewfinder is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By shimokita
One option is to get rid of the 35 \(ツ)/ As...

One option is to get rid of the 35 \(ツ)/

As Roger wrote the 28 can loose some luster if you like shooting wider... a 21mm is looking good... it's all such a personal choice.

My film rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By shimokita
The short answer is it depends on your eyes... I...

The short answer is it depends on your eyes... I can see close but not distance without my glasses and I am using a diopter labled -1.5 on my MP.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,912
Posted By shimokita
It's not the USA but... our local train station...

It's not the USA but...

our local train station has a community library... all free of course including internet access. The trend is to use small community centers rather than huge (and costly)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,923
Posted By shimokita
I have a black Pentax Spotmatic F... I had one in...

I have a black Pentax Spotmatic F... I had one in the 1970s it was stolen in the 80s and a few years ago I built up another kit including: SMCT 28mm f/3.5, 35mm f/3.5, 55mm f/1.2, 105mm f/2.8, and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By shimokita
Often use two cameras and almost always travel...

Often use two cameras and almost always travel with two. For the most part it's a Nikon F3P with 50mm and a Fuji x100t with 35mm equivalent. Both on neck strap, the Fuji on a shorter leash. For me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,436
Posted By shimokita
Picked up 24 rolls of Fuji Neopan ACOS 100 at...

Picked up 24 rolls of Fuji Neopan ACOS 100 at Yodobashi Shinjuku Main Store & East branch a few hours ago... the staff said at the current rate that most likely they will run out next month, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,628
Posted By shimokita
IIIf, Canon 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, & 135mm...

IIIf, Canon 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, & 135mm f/3.5
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By shimokita
If there is the possibility that you could scan...

If there is the possibility that you could scan using different equipment in the future you might consider cutting your 35mm negatives as the lab does. Never less than three frames (including...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By shimokita
+1 I have been looking at the Manfrotto...

+1



I have been looking at the Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W for a long time... my 190CXPRO4 has the 486 ball head and I have been looking to upgrade... I am a little concerned that the friction knob design...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By shimokita
I am using a old aluminum SLIK with my RB67 and...

I am using a old aluminum SLIK with my RB67 and prefer a three way head rather than a ball head, with a bigger camera I like the control of a three axis head YMMV. Can't pack the SLIK in a suitcase...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,852
Posted By shimokita
I was recently contemplating "less used gear" in...

I was recently contemplating "less used gear" in the drybox... so not necessarily the same anticipation level as an upcoming spring break during college. I enjoy reading the product news letters and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By shimokita
__________ I have the 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH,...

__________

I have the 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH, the data sheet gives the following:

Angle view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)

For 35 mm (24 x 36 mm): 75°/65°/46°

for M8 (18 x 27 mm):...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By shimokita
a typical 28mm lens will have 65° - 46° - 75°...

a typical 28mm lens will have 65° - 46° - 75° angle of view depending if you are talking about width, height, or diagonal ; )
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By shimokita
Having the same sensor size (FL consistency)...

Having the same sensor size (FL consistency) across one's gear makes some sense if you're changing lenses. On the other hand as an x100t user I don't see any reason to replace or upgrade what is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By shimokita
As far as I understand you have no financial...

As far as I understand you have no financial loss... on the other hand maybe the seller...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,441
Posted By shimokita
Squatting or lowering your position (one knee on...

Squatting or lowering your position (one knee on the ground) can create interesting images. If you are concerned with vertical lines (buildings etc.) in the background you might want to hold the...
Forum: Other RF 09-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By shimokita
in B (bulb) mode you need to do self timing,...

in B (bulb) mode you need to do self timing, based on meter or estimation...

"At" mode would allow you to set the aperture (and ISO) and let the camera calculate the duration.

One of the best film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,227
Posted By shimokita
(ツ) I never really understood the popularity of...

(ツ) I never really understood the popularity of the 35mm, sure it's a great compromise lens but wider and longer are more interesting / (ツ)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By shimokita
I have the Fuji x100t and image size can be set...

I have the Fuji x100t and image size can be set to L, M, or S and withing each size the crop can be 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1. The number of photos that will fit on the SD card will be different for each...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,433
Posted By shimokita
I am not a professional photographer at the...

I am not a professional photographer at the moment.

For the most part the choice is functional e.g. if I am going to be using ND Grad filters than it's an SLR rather than a film RF. For salt water...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,201
Posted By shimokita
I am using the "Hakuba Shell" SP-QA01MCMRD -...

I am using the "Hakuba Shell"

SP-QA01MCMRD - shell QA01 Movie Case Medium ReD
It's a video camera bag but the x100t fits perfectly
Comes with a shoulder strap and belt loops, but I just throw mine...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-22-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,820
Posted By shimokita
It's one of those things where a star rating...

It's one of those things where a star rating system has little value... the old adage about knowing your equipment. I find that I learn to love or come to appreciate this or that over time, whereas...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-21-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By shimokita
Just FYI: I have my Fuji x100t set for finder...

Just FYI: I have my Fuji x100t set for finder only (and can switch between optical and electronic finder by an external toggle switch), so the back screen is black when shooting. There is no display...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,666
Posted By shimokita
Every December and/or January I go to the north...

Every December and/or January I go to the north of Japan... just love the snow country. Been to Hokkaido many times and over the years have visited most areas in that prefecture... one visit found...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,531
Posted By shimokita
It also comes down to specific lenses... I really...

It also comes down to specific lenses... I really like my old Nikon 50 f/1.2 & 85 f/1.4 but IMHO the results from the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 tend to be more interesting with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By shimokita
Tenth Shinjuku Camera Expo Takashimaya Dept....

Tenth Shinjuku Camera Expo
Takashimaya Dept. Store 11F, Shinjuku
August 15-21, 2018
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last day until 4:00 PM)

It's been a couple of years since I attended one of the department...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By shimokita
I got started with manual focus equipment (Pentax...

I got started with manual focus equipment (Pentax SP / SP F) so when good auto focus rolled around I was a happy guy. Still using AF, Canon 5DII (back button focus) and Fuji X100T (face recognition)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By shimokita
I had a similar problem with a used F3... new...

I had a similar problem with a used F3... new batteries etc. It went to the repair shop (Kiitos - http://photo-kiitos.co.jp) in Tokyo. It turned out that the previous owner had taken the camera out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By shimokita
Congratulations... enjoy ; )

Congratulations... enjoy ; )
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By shimokita
Just got back from ten days in the Philippines...

Just got back from ten days in the Philippines where I used a tripod on about 1/3 of my shots. Was comfortable shooting ND Grads hand held (Nikon F3P i.e. 135 format), but happy as a clam to have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By shimokita
F2 Repair manual at the link...

F2 Repair manual at the link below

http://ss-it.de/data/servicemanuals/F2.pdf
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,350
Posted By shimokita
I would mention the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5, almost...

I would mention the Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5, almost never mentioned as "the best" 28mm in F mount... Introduced in March 1960, I have a factory AI'ed version and (one reason) I like it is because of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By shimokita
I have a RB67 and using the K/L 1:3.5 f=90 MM L...

I have a RB67 and using the K/L 1:3.5 f=90 MM L and it takes off the shelf standard filters. In my case I am using a Canon 77mm PROTECT filter because I had an extra. It also accepts a Kenko 77mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By shimokita
With my dSLR I use the back focus button...

With my dSLR I use the back focus button technique together with the center focus point... it's fast and I select the focus point. The only time I don't use this approach is with my x100t, which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By shimokita
I took a film point and shoot for a week sailing...

I took a film point and shoot for a week sailing in the Caribbean... great experience, great photos, threw away the camera after the trip...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the suggestion... not exactly as...

Thanks for the suggestion... not exactly as convenient as e.g. Canon 5DII C1-C2-C3, but worth a try.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-27-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for that observation... For normal...

Thanks for that observation...

For normal shooting with my x100f the ISO is set to automatic (within a specified range), in my case the external dial of a x100f would only come into play when using...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By shimokita
I have been attracted to the x100f since it was...

I have been attracted to the x100f since it was introduced (I am a x100t user), mainly because of the external ISO dial... However when I was looking at the display model at one of the big electronic...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,810
Posted By shimokita
Hahaha... Some stores sell on consignment and...

Hahaha... Some stores sell on consignment and don't confirm the status... buyer beware is always the best approach. +1 for Bellamy Hunt's (JCH) guide to Japanese camera shops. The camera shows in...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By shimokita
When I bought my Canon 28mm f/2.8 (S-Mount / LTM)...

When I bought my Canon 28mm f/2.8 (S-Mount / LTM) it came with the 40 mm screw lens cap (same as pictured in the original post). There didn't seem to be any extra expense due to the lens cap. Can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By shimokita
Put two people in a setting with the same...

Put two people in a setting with the same equipment and you get two different photos. For the most part we take photos that we like, our compositions tend to repeat as we take variations on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By shimokita
Very old diopters (most likely hard to find /...

Very old diopters (most likely hard to find / expensive) slip over the rectangular eye-piece and the newer diopters use a standard thread attachment system.

When Nikon "upgraded" from a rectangular...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By shimokita
Plus 1... the diopter on my F3P is marked -2.0......

Plus 1... the diopter on my F3P is marked -2.0... I need glasses to see far, can read without. It made all the difference in the world... BTW, the diopters for some Nikon bodies are interchangeable...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By shimokita
MP 311XXXX metal batter cap. It came with a...

MP 311XXXX metal batter cap. It came with a spare battery cap, most likely still in the box... in deep storage.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By shimokita
Tested with only the one (of your listed) Nikon...

Tested with only the one (of your listed) Nikon Lens? If the 180/2.8 ED Nikkor is the AIS version it only works in A Mode. Current firmware?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-15-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By shimokita
a little of both personal foolishness and wisdom....

a little of both personal foolishness and wisdom. I have the x100t, great camera but the x100f has one feature that I would love to have... ISO set via an external dial would be so convienent when...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By shimokita
Assuming it's not an exposure, development, or...

Assuming it's not an exposure, development, or scanning issue, the common practice was using light balancing and color correction filters to match the light source with the type of film. These...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,374
Posted By shimokita
don't own or wear one... In the places that I...

don't own or wear one...

In the places that I shoot, I prefer a small day pack... more flexible for the second camera, drink, possible lunch, sunglasses, accessories, what ever... my pace is such...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By shimokita
Simple configuration... Set C1, C2, C3 for my...

Simple configuration...

Set C1, C2, C3 for my typical situations, center focus point only, and focus by back of camera button (i.e. disable focus on shutter half press).
Forum: Travel 05-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By shimokita
What ever you pack it will be too much. For a...

What ever you pack it will be too much. For a one week trip I plan on one laundry so 1/2 the socks etc... one scoop of deturgent. It's summer so one extra shirt & shorts in the bag, hand carry a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By shimokita
Most memorable film break... Somehow managed to...

Most memorable film break...

Somehow managed to break the rewind crank on a Nikon SLR while on holiday, it was about -20°C and blowing a storm... I was huddled on the leeward side of a building...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,631
Posted By shimokita
Read the article... and agree that Puts is...

Read the article... and agree that Puts is "presenting what is the beginning of an interesting thought process". I agree to the "beginning of" aspect... I found his ending paragraph a tad bit...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,524
Posted By shimokita
When I travel it's the Fuji x100t and a Nikon F3P...

When I travel it's the Fuji x100t and a Nikon F3P with the AI-S 50 f/1.2, a tripod, Lee Seven5 filters, and enough B&W film for the duration. A small bag with the Fuji charger, extra SD card, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By shimokita
the sins of my father... Growing up my bedroom...

the sins of my father...

Growing up my bedroom was previously my dad's darkroom which he moved to an ever expanding garage behind the house as his business grew. As a pre-teen I would accompany my...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-11-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,724
Posted By shimokita
Earlier this morning I was looking at a...

Earlier this morning I was looking at a landscape from a friend... field of flowers, blue sky, white puffy clouds and my first thought was "why didn't they use a PL?" But a further look and it's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By shimokita
No experience with the Heidelberg drum scanner,...

No experience with the Heidelberg drum scanner, but interested how you proceed. Below is a link to a comparison between the Tango and an Epson flatbed (no connection with the below...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,047
Posted By shimokita
Currently using a Nikon Coolscan V ED and scan...

Currently using a Nikon Coolscan V ED and scan 135 format to 5959 x 3946 TIF files (69 MB B&W / 138 MB Color). Once a year in February I have printed (digital) one or two enlargements from the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,138
Posted By shimokita
Do you have a source for that?

Do you have a source for that?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By shimokita
I am using general purpose binoculars... Pentax...

I am using general purpose binoculars...

Pentax 7x35 9.3° from Asahi Optical Japan bought them new about 30 years ago
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By shimokita
Sometimes the exposure information is useful then...

Sometimes the exposure information is useful then working with new equipment or film... as well as when doing IR / ND testing... Recording the compensation is sometime helpful when shooting at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By shimokita
General: Camera & film detail including...

General: Camera & film detail including ISO
Frame: lens, exposure, exposure compensation, filter, location (this might be general), frame detail (if applicable)

Info for development: ISO if not box,...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,311
Posted By shimokita
A few years ago I purchased a Pentax SP-F because...

A few years ago I purchased a Pentax SP-F because it was the first camera I used extensively... but never bonded with the finder... Still have it as well as a selection of SMCT lenses: 28 f/3.5, 35...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By shimokita
1) The Epson flatbed scanner is very easy to...

1) The Epson flatbed scanner is very easy to use... many recommend different scanning software, but you might want to give Epson Scan a try at first. Keep it simple until you know what you want.

2)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-23-2018
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,591
Posted By shimokita
I still think it makes sense to purchase...

I still think it makes sense to purchase selectively, quality is still a factor for the majority of items in consideration of individual price point threshold. Chasing rainbows never made sense......
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By shimokita
I am using an AI'ed Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5... you...

I am using an AI'ed Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5... you might enjoy shooting with the 105/2.5 or 105 f/1.8 in F-mount.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,653
Posted By shimokita
With the MP/IIIf it's 28 or 50 and for fun street...

With the MP/IIIf it's 28 or 50 and for fun street with a 15. With the SLR / dSLR I often shoot 10.5cm f/2.5 and 100 f/2.8 Macro respectively... with the latter I can add some close-up details. Also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By shimokita
Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe...

Kaiser PC to Hot Shoe Adapter

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/109454-REG/Kaiser_201301_PC_to_Hot_Shoe.html

Alternatively it's possible to mount a small wireless trigger in the cold shoe...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-19-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By shimokita
What I believe is meaningful and what I...

What I believe is meaningful and what I photograph naturally has changed over the years. Today what I feel to be meaningful includes a much large range of subjects, situations, etc. and in a twist I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,562
Posted By shimokita
A similar consideration might be workshop...

A similar consideration might be workshop provider vs. photographer... from a reviewer I am looking for consistency over time and a body of work to understand the review given the perspective, bias,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25,391
Posted By shimokita
The Pentax SPF...

I shot with this camera in the 70s and 80s and just loved it so a few years ago I decided to build up a kit starting with a black body Pentax SPF (with working meter) to which I added the SMCT 28...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By shimokita
From what I have read, the Leicameter MR4...

From what I have read, the Leicameter MR4 requires a PX-625 replacement type battery (e.g. the following link).

http://leicaphilia.com/using-a-leica-mr4-meter/

As well a number of sites (such as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,734
Posted By shimokita
It depends... years ago I already knew that I...

It depends... years ago I already knew that I would never spend that kind of cash after I retired, so I picked up my IIIf, MP, and assorted lenses while I was still working. If you ask me if they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By shimokita
If I remember correctly (and often I don't) the...

If I remember correctly (and often I don't) the Fuji statement is for spare batteries (i.e. not in device storage). Could be a safety concern (?). My original Fuji spare battery comes in a plastic...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 2,851
Posted By shimokita
With my IIIf I am using a Canon 28 mm f/2.8 Like...

With my IIIf I am using a Canon 28 mm f/2.8

Like the one pictured below... my version is marked in meters

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/s36.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By shimokita
If you remove the lithium battery from the device...

If you remove the lithium battery from the device be sure to store it properly (i.e. so nothing shorts across the contacts). Some batteries come with a plastic pouch for storage.

"The recommended...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By shimokita
My recommendation would be the Sekonic L-858D but...

My recommendation would be the Sekonic L-858D but it's above your budget...

You might check out the Kenko KFM-2200 which comes in at around USD 480.00 list price
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By shimokita
Check out "Test Equipment" by Henry...

Check out "Test Equipment" by Henry Taber

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/testequipment.html

scroll down to see "Shutter speed tester"
Forum: RFF News 03-21-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 6,851
Posted By shimokita
What happened to the planned upgrade?

What happened to the planned upgrade?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By shimokita
Is this the...

Is this the lens...

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/s39.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,183
Posted By shimokita
gear, how boring: my IIIf with Canon 50mm f/1.8...

gear, how boring: my IIIf with Canon 50mm f/1.8 and an old Gossen Luna-Pro
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By shimokita
The big camera shops in Japan carry them by...

The big camera shops in Japan carry them by makers such as HANSA. They come in different depths... 10mm, 14mm, or 17mm

ライカL用レンズリヤキャップ (Leica L mount lens rear...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By shimokita
I have two original adapters and they both say...

I have two original adapters and they both say "LEICA"... doesn't guarantee that they are original but in my case they were purchased at the Leica Boutique...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,664
Posted By shimokita
01) for work related and social media: Fuji x100t...

01) for work related and social media: Fuji x100t (35mm equiv.)
02) for myself in 2017: Nikon F3P and AI-S 50mm f/1.2
03) for myself in 2018: Leica MP and 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH

Historically it's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,071
Posted By shimokita
Added some Lee Seven5 filters to fill some gaps...

Added some Lee Seven5 filters to fill some gaps in my existing kit (not available in Japan).

Reverse-Grad 0.6 ND
Reverse-Grad 0.9 ND
Soft Graduated 0.9 ND
Little Stopper 1.8 ND

... and ten rolls of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By shimokita
Thanks for the follow-up... enjoy

Thanks for the follow-up... enjoy
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-12-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,991
Posted By shimokita
In my experience the number 3 gear issue is...

In my experience the number 3 gear issue is lighting, followed by repairs / maintenance. Non-gear issues for non-professionals seem to be post processing and motivation.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By shimokita
[My understanding is that] It's just the one...

[My understanding is that]

It's just the one model with two different versions of external power adapters. The input to the scanner is 24V using an external AC adapter.

The EPSON AC adapter (A461H...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By shimokita
take a look at the back of the scanner. My Epson...

take a look at the back of the scanner. My Epson takes 24V and comes with an adapter that accepts 100-240V

The physical plug might be different...

Below is copied from the Epson V800 User...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,364
Posted By shimokita
I went to a trade show in Yokohama last week... I...

I went to a trade show in Yokohama last week... I looked at the Ilford paper samples photographed a few models and went for lunch... didn't seem to miss anything important. In retrospect I should...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By shimokita
"RAW file converter EX 2.0 powered by Silkypix"...

"RAW file converter EX 2.0 powered by Silkypix" seems to be available for mac and as far as I know it's a free download (or at least was free). There is a PDF "manual" for B&W conversions kicking...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By shimokita
I have a IIIf with a Canon 28 f/2.8 and an MP...

I have a IIIf with a Canon 28 f/2.8 and an MP with a 28 f/2.8 Elmarit-M so I picked up the Voigtländer external finder. I really enjoyed using it one time on the MP, made more sense to me on the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,388
Posted By shimokita
01) I support the local lab - the mom & pop shop...

01) I support the local lab - the mom & pop shop were they have told me that I am their only film camera user (SLR / RF). They make their small income from disposable cameras, digital prints,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By shimokita
A couple that I have and enjoy... Canon: 135...

A couple that I have and enjoy...

Canon: 135 f/3.5 in LTM
Nikon: Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 & 85mm f/1.4

Not one of your listed mount options, but...
Pentax: SMCT 105mm f/2.8 & 135mm f/3.5
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By shimokita
I have two back-up copies using external [USB]...

I have two back-up copies using external [USB] drives. At the moment I do all my processing on a Win XP system because of scanner drivers... it's a challenge to find external drives that can be used...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By shimokita
If you are looking at the x100t then take a look...

If you are looking at the x100t then take a look at the x100f... I have the 't' and like it but would prefer the 'f' because of the ISO dial (with the 't' it's a menu item). The 't' has a bit of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By shimokita
Who did the scanning (you or the lab) and do the...

Who did the scanning (you or the lab) and do the negatives look the same as these digital files? Are there any broken pieces of film in the camera (or in the lab's development equipment / process -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By shimokita
https://www.canon.co.uk/lenses/tech-guide/compatib...

https://www.canon.co.uk/lenses/tech-guide/compatibility/

According to the compatibility guide: "All EF lenses are compatible with every EOS camera ever produced, including the new EOS M series when...
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