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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 557
Posted By kxl
I know the OP asked about Nikon AF lenses, but...

I know the OP asked about Nikon AF lenses, but don't forget about the Sigma ART lenses. I have the 24, 35 and 50 f1.4 lenses. The 35 is outstanding and the 50 is not far behind. The other prime ART...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,213
Posted By kxl
A Texas Leica

A Texas Leica
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,462
Posted By kxl
Lifeís too short to be with something that you...

Lifeís too short to be with something that you loathe...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,133
Posted By kxl
I subscribe to the Adobe CC All Apps for...

I subscribe to the Adobe CC All Apps for $29.99/month (Price has increased to $52.99/month). I just view it as part of the "cost of doing business." I do use quite a few of the apps, not just the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By kxl
Easiest way would be to sign up with one of the...

Easiest way would be to sign up with one of the big players --Zenfolio and Smugmug. Even better if you already own your own domain name. Then no one needs to know it’s hosted buy one of these...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 627
Posted By kxl
I visited both cities in November (2018) and shot...

I visited both cities in November (2018) and shot mostly 35mm and 50mm, which are my go to focal lengths. My take is that if someone told me to bring a wide, e.g., 21mm, it would not be of much use...
Forum: Travel 06-01-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By kxl
I Heart New York

Just came back from the Mecca of street photography - my first time visiting the city in over 25 years. It was an unbelievable experience in street shooting, albeit hampered by my mobility...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,421
Posted By kxl
Same here. When I want a lightweight cheap/cheap...

Same here. When I want a lightweight cheap/cheap combo, I use an 18-55 DX lens - works perfectly from 24-55mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,421
Posted By kxl
I have the same combo. In fact, the reason I...

I have the same combo. In fact, the reason I bought the cheap F75 was to shoot my Sigma ART lenses (24, 35, 50 and 24-105) on a film body. The F75 is definitely my cheapest body. My most expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,374
Posted By kxl
I have a Scotte vest that I use when traveling,...

I have a Scotte vest that I use when traveling, but more for quick access to tickets and other travel stuff as well as small photo-related accessories, such as batteries, SD cards, lens wipes, etc......
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-25-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
I’ve been out of town so I’ve been missing out on...

I’ve been out of town so I’ve been missing out on the postcards. I’m looking forward to getting my fix when I get home next week.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
Iím out of town for a couple of weeks so I asked...

Iím out of town for a couple of weeks so I asked the post office to hold my mail... so no post cards until I get back. :(



Jeff - PM me if you donít get one from me. Iíd be more than happy to send...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-18-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By kxl
No... at least not yet... maybe not switch back...

No... at least not yet... maybe not switch back but shoot both systems.

Had a D800e and D500 and last year, I decided to give the Fuji X-T2 a try. I liked it (still do), but it was just not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By kxl
I'm looking at the BYOB myself. I might get two...

I'm looking at the BYOB myself. I might get two different sizes for 2 backpacks
Forum: Travel 05-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By kxl
A lot of good input on the NYC thread that I...

A lot of good input on the NYC thread that I started:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168252
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By kxl
Thanks again. I had a great day with the wife and...

Thanks again. I had a great day with the wife and family.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By kxl
I like bokeh when the model is in focus and the...

I like bokeh when the model is in focus and the background is not. I don't like bokeh with the model's eyes are in focus but the chin is not.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By kxl
Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
Just ordered mine today from my local printer....

Just ordered mine today from my local printer. He's incredibly busy but gave me an ETA of Thursday, so I hope to mail them out by the end of the week.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
Interesting. Stephan actually sent the email to...

Interesting. Stephan actually sent the email to his own email address ([email protected]) so I had assumed he bcc'd all of us.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
Kevin - your name's on the list that I received.

Kevin - your name's on the list that I received.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
Thanks Stephan. Steve, Justin and Raid - I just...

Thanks Stephan.

Steve, Justin and Raid - I just emailed the completed Avery 5160 template.

If anyone else wants to use the template, please PM me.

-Keith
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,929
Posted By kxl
November...

November 2018.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4841/46945795811_4b168fb829_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ewrtwB)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 950
Posted By kxl
The OP makes it sound like GAS is a bad thing.

The OP makes it sound like GAS is a bad thing.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-12-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By kxl
Has anyone with an X-T2 or X-T3 purchased an X-T30?

What was your rationale for buying one? Has it lived up (or exceeded) your expectations? How does the viewfinder compare to the X-T2/X-T3?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By kxl
It's not a bug, it's a feature. ;)

It's not a bug, it's a feature. ;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-07-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
I don't think I received an email confirmation. I...

I don't think I received an email confirmation. I just re-sent my info.

-Keith
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By kxl
Those two statements are not necessarily mutually...

Those two statements are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I couldn't care less about what "film" my results look like either, but sometimes those film sims give me photos that look the way that I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By kxl
Film simulation - Fuji cameras have...

Film simulation - Fuji cameras have user-selectable film simulation modes for out of camera jpeg images:

Color - Provia, Velvia, Astia, Classic Chrome, ProNeg Std, ProNeg High
B&W - Monochrome,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By kxl
RAW + JPEG Shooters: Which film sim?

Do you shoot with a color film sim and then use the RAW image for B&W conversion? Which film sim?

OR

Do you shoot with a B&W film sim and then use the RAW image for color conversion? Which film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,426
Posted By kxl
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/33019926318_8a...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/33019926318_8ae986ca8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SiRKGs)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By kxl
Nikon F3/FE2/FM2/FM3A with 50/1.8 Long-nose (AIS...

Nikon F3/FE2/FM2/FM3A with 50/1.8 Long-nose (AIS version for street, or AI (long throw) if I want slow and precise)

ZI with ZM Planar or ZM Sonnar

D800e with Sigma ART 50/1.4

Fuji X-T2 with 50/2.0...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,114
Posted By kxl
I have 2: 1. A digital ZI 2. A full frame Fuji...

I have 2:

1. A digital ZI

2. A full frame Fuji X-T3 with IBIS
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,318
Posted By kxl
He was worried you might be taking pictures of...

He was worried you might be taking pictures of wayward students from Beverly Hills HS ditching their classes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,557
Posted By kxl
Nothing wrong with plastic AF bodies... Got a...

Nothing wrong with plastic AF bodies... Got a Nikon N75 for under $30 -- not quite as good a deal as Nick, but good enough. Works with all AF lenses (AFS, G, VR) except the "E" lenses.

I just wanted...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By kxl
I especially like that last image (“the hat”).

I especially like that last image (“the hat”).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By kxl
Thanks for sharing - fascinating story. I do like...

Thanks for sharing - fascinating story. I do like Kodak colors.




Amazon (US) has it. And so does Adorama. Also, Freestyle just started carrying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By kxl
Thatís a plus in my book :)

Thatís a plus in my book :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,710
Posted By kxl
I’ve been in all of them so why stop now? I’m in...

I’ve been in all of them so why stop now? I’m in again. Will send email shortly.

Also as always, if you need the Avery label template (in MS Word) with the participants’ addresses, just PM me with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By kxl
What do you think of Kodak Color Plus?

Do you like that 1980ís look? What are your thoughts compared to Kodak Gold? Iíve shot Gold but have only seen online images taken with Color Plus ó seems like a nice Ďcomplementaryí film.

Your...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By kxl
Neither Zeiss lens meets ALL of your original...

Neither Zeiss lens meets ALL of your original criteria. Neither do the f1.1 and f1.2 Noktons.

The CV 50/1.5 Nokton does.

Keeping all of your other requirements but allowing f2, then the Zeiss...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-05-2019
Replies: 355
Views: 85,086
Posted By kxl
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4841/46945795811_4b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4841/46945795811_4b168fb829_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ewrtwB)
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By kxl
I’m happy with my XT-2 and see no reason to get...

I’m happy with my XT-2 and see no reason to get an XT-3 for my purposes. I think my next Fuji body purchase will be the X-H2 (2020?).
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 9,436
Posted By kxl
An 8-year-old thread... Just signed up for the...

An 8-year-old thread... Just signed up for the pro account myself -- link to my albums in my signature.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By kxl
I would go with a mirrorless body, either a Fuji...

I would go with a mirrorless body, either a Fuji or a Sony. I own a Fuji XT-2, although today, I would buy the newer XT-3 for $1400. As for prime lenses, there are a few to choose from, depending on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-07-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By kxl
Thanks Raid. I am shooting mostly digital now,...

Thanks Raid. I am shooting mostly digital now, especially after acquiring a Fuji XT-2, with its excellent film simulation. I usually shoot RAW and jpg (the jpg set to either ACROS or ‘classic chrome...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,376
Posted By kxl
I have one thatís optimized for f1.5, which is...

I have one thatís optimized for f1.5, which is how I use it most of the time. I eeven go to the extent of using an ND filter so I can still shoot at f1.5 if itís too bright. So the focus shift is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By kxl
Not as an "only" option. I think zooms have...

Not as an "only" option. I think zooms have their use, as a complement to primes (and vice versa). At some point in the future, I may get a 16-55/2.8 (and a 50-140mm) to mix/match with my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By kxl
I have severe mobility issues as well. I walk...

I have severe mobility issues as well. I walk with a cane for short distances (home and office) and use criutches for longer distances, although I do stop frequently to rest — that’s when I take...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By kxl
Thanks for that. Good to know because thatís...

Thanks for that. Good to know because thatís probably where I am headed (paired f2.8 zooms) to complement my prime lenses.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By kxl
Do any of you own the 50-140mm?

I just came back from a trip where my primary lenses were the 16/1.4, 23/2 and 50/2. While they met most of my needs, I sometimes wished I had more reach. I’m seriously considering this lens. I know...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-26-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,902
Posted By kxl
I have 4 -- my uses are primarily for birding,...

I have 4 -- my uses are primarily for birding, travel and long exposures. Due to my mobility constraints, I do most of my shooting when I am sitting down or leaning against something. I do sometimes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I took advantage of a similar ebay deal a...

Thanks. I took advantage of a similar ebay deal a while back and scored a nice lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,148
Posted By kxl
The winning numbers were drawn about 50 minutes...

The winning numbers were drawn about 50 minutes ago... well, I guess I"m going to work tomorrow morning.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,772
Posted By kxl
Same here - back in 2010, a CV 35/1.2 on an Epson...

Same here - back in 2010, a CV 35/1.2 on an Epson Rd1s

In 2018, a 23mm on a Fuji XT2.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-19-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By kxl
Define "successful."

Define "successful."
Forum: Travel 10-13-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By kxl
Another...

Another option

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222446-REG/kingston_mlwg3_mobilelite_wireless_g3_white.html?sts=pi

In any case, given that 128gb 80mb/s SD cards (fast enough for me) are...
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By kxl
I wasn't really interested in the wireless...

I wasn't really interested in the wireless option. I think the older model actually sounded more interesting. With this type of device, I just wanted to be able plug in an SD card and copy the images...
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By kxl
Thanks for all your input. I'm still undecided. I...

Thanks for all your input. I'm still undecided. I will be bringing my iPad Pro, so that's an option, as is buying more cards and the WD Wireless Pro.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 940
Posted By kxl
My home insurance covers covers the replacement...

My home insurance covers covers the replacement cost of my camera gear (and other personal equipment) up to $15k for non-professional use, minus a deductible It does cover damage or loss whether at...
Forum: Travel 10-11-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By kxl
Yes. If I do buy more SD cards, I will order a...

Yes. If I do buy more SD cards, I will order a few from B&H before I go on my trip.
Forum: Travel 10-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By kxl
Back up photos while on the road

I used to travel with a laptop and and external drive. If I had internet access, I would upload photos to the cloud; otherwise, I backed them up to the external drive. I'd prefer not to travel with...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By kxl
I have the 16/1.4 and the Fujicrons. If you are...

I have the 16/1.4 and the Fujicrons.

If you are into shallow DOF portraiture, the 56/1.2 is magical.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,492
Posted By kxl
I have no interest whatsoever in this camera;...

I have no interest whatsoever in this camera; however, what excites me about this news is that Zeiss finally has a digital body. Given that, it provides a glimmer of hope for a digital ZI. Now THAT...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By kxl
This is a $5k camera. Add to that a Leica L-mount...

This is a $5k camera. Add to that a Leica L-mount lens and we're talking about gear that is obviously targeting a relatively small population, based on price alone. That relatively small population...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By kxl
I actually LOVE HP5 with HC-110 (Dil B or Dil H),...

I actually LOVE HP5 with HC-110 (Dil B or Dil H), but my post dev workflow is digital so I try to optimize dev for the specific intent of scanning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By kxl
I still have a few bags of XTOL, which is another...

I still have a few bags of XTOL, which is another fine developer, but I once I go through them, I will likely standardize on HC-110 and on the rare occasion, Rodinal. HC110 is just much easier to mix...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By kxl
I received that email as well. Some of the color...

I received that email as well. Some of the color emulsions are a little gimmicky, but the B&W ones look interesting.

Having said that, the introduction of new film--gimmicky or not--is always good...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-03-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By kxl
Using remote shutter release and BBF on the XT2?

I disabled the focus from my XT-2's shutter button and use BBF exclusively to focus (actually in my case it is FBF -- I use the front button to focus). I would like to be able to keep the same...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-03-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By kxl
Thanks for this. I'm a recent convert to Fuji...

Thanks for this. I'm a recent convert to Fuji mirrorless. I was set to get an XPro-2 but the $500 discount on the XT-2 was too much to resist. So far, I'm really enjoying it with the 23/35/50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By kxl
You mean I could have bought non-photo related...

You mean I could have bought non-photo related gear?! Dang! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By kxl
I finally pulled the trigger on that Fuji 16/1.4...

I finally pulled the trigger on that Fuji 16/1.4 lens and got a $100 discount. I went back and forth between buying used or buying new. In the end, I decided to buy new from Adorama's ebay store....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By kxl
The Fuji 16/1.4.... I’ve hopped on the Fuji...

The Fuji 16/1.4.... I’ve hopped on the Fuji mirrorless bandwagon and currently own the so-called Fujicrons - 23/35/50 f2.0... Images from the 16/1.4 look magical, especially wide open. Loving the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By kxl
I wished I hadn’t seen this post. Now, I am...

I wished I hadn’t seen this post. Now, I am sorely tempted to buy that lens I’ve been wanting. Since the price is a little over $900, the eBay discount is capped at $100. Still, $100 off is an...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
It would have been Victoiria; unfortunately, my...

It would have been Victoiria; unfortunately, my business trip was re-scheduled to after the long weekend, so I’m sticking around the Seattle area. Not that there’s anything wrong with Seattle...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,666
Posted By kxl
No brainer for me -- JAPAN.

No brainer for me -- JAPAN.
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
Good to know.. it's always important to know...

Good to know.. it's always important to know places to avoid for safety's sake, especially with my reduced mobility.
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
Thanks. I'll check them out to find out more info.

Thanks. I'll check them out to find out more info.
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
Been a while since we've been to Victoria. That...

Been a while since we've been to Victoria. That may be a good option.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-17-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
Got Bill's postcard along with my new Thinktank...

Got Bill's postcard along with my new Thinktank Retrospective 7.

Two great deliveries on the same day!
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
Not exactly what I had in mind.

Not exactly what I had in mind.
Forum: Travel 08-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By kxl
Seattle or Vancouver?

I have a business trip to Seattle toward the end of the month. My wife's going to join me so we can spend Labor Day weekend either in Seattle or drive/take the bus or train/fly to Vancouver.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,725
Posted By kxl
No regrets wrt camera gear, but I wish I would...

No regrets wrt camera gear, but I wish I would have bought more shares than I did of: Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet (Google) stock.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-14-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
I’m way behind. I’d like to take a new photo...

I’m way behind. I’d like to take a new photo specifically for this round but I’ve been so busy these past few weeks. I may end up selecting an existing image from my archive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By kxl
Nikon 20-35mm/2.8

Nikon 20-35mm/2.8
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By kxl
TT Retrospective bags (in sandstone) on sale

I've always loved these bags; my only complaint about them was that they are heavier than comparably sized bags. But I needed a smallish shoulder bag for a Fuji XT2 and 3 smallish f2.0 lenses and a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-07-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
I just got the final email list from Stephan. I...

I just got the final email list from Stephan. I will put them on the Avery 5160 template tonight when I get home from work and email them to those who requested it. So, if you are interested and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,999
Posted By kxl
https://www.leonin.net/img/s/v-3/p1023922935-5.jpg...

https://www.leonin.net/img/s/v-3/p1023922935-5.jpg (https://www.leonin.net/p103479427/e3d07d2f7)
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By kxl
Interesting, because my preference is just the...

Interesting, because my preference is just the complete opposite. On my DSLR, I prefer the AF-ON when there is rapid movement, like birds in flight or dancers on a stage. I only used the shutter...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By kxl
That was actually the primary reason why I was...

That was actually the primary reason why I was leaning toward the shutter button instead of my usual AF-ON. The button was just too small., Hadnít heard of suguru, but after having read about it just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By kxl
I’ve never really tried stand development, but...

I’ve never really tried stand development, but this saves a lot of time! Yes, there is some sacrifice compared to ‘finely’tuned’ development specific to each film, but I can live with that. This...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By kxl
XT2 - back button focus v. shutter button

Which do you prefer?

On my DSLRs, I prefer using AF-ON and disengaging the shutter button from focusing. I focus, hold it and recompose if needed.

Iím trying out both methods right now and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By kxl
According to Resource...

According to Resource Magazine:

http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/07/18-great-photography-blogs-reading/40655/

Note: I just googled this, so I make no claim whether or not they are “morning...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2018
Replies: 13
Poll: 20mm finder
Views: 662
Posted By kxl
I had the Zeiss at one time and I think it’s the...

I had the Zeiss at one time and I think it’s the best wide angle finder. I foolishly traded it for something that I thought I wanted at the time. I now have the metal CV 21/25 combo finder and it’s...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-31-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
I send mine to a local printer, but a lot of...

I send mine to a local printer, but a lot of people swear by MOO.

Hereís the link for UK...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By kxl
You’ve already decided against it so this is a...

You’ve already decided against it so this is a moot point, but...

By indefinite leave, I assume that you are still considered an employee in their books. I’m not sure if they can sign you to a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By kxl
I have a Coolscan 5000, which I modified to allow...

I have a Coolscan 5000, which I modified to allow scanning an entire roll (it;s an easy DIY job). I use Vuescan to scan an entire roll at low res to view all of them. Then I scan selected ones at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By kxl
If you are talking about why people convert a...

If you are talking about why people convert a non-ai lens to and AI’d lens, it is to allow the lens to mount on bodies that are only compatible with AI/AIs/AI’d lenses. Trying to mount a non-AI lens...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2018
Replies: 839
Views: 327,935
Posted By kxl
Nice photos everyone. Mike’s photos makes me...

Nice photos everyone. Mike’s photos makes me realize how much I want to return to Japan for another visit.

I used to own v1, which was magic on my Epson RD1s, but didn’t seem to be anything special...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,946
Posted By kxl
YES! (Ten characters) :D

YES! (Ten characters) :D
Forum: RFF News 07-24-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,868
Posted By kxl
A common misconception... Faith (in God) and good...

A common misconception... Faith (in God) and good works (for our fellow man) must go hand in hand.

“Salvation through works alone” is a misnomer. No one can “buy” their way to salvation by doing...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By kxl
Fuji discounts?

Iím new to the Fuji-X world, having just ordered an XT-2 ($500 instant rebate). I plan to use adapted M-mount lenses for now, but my plan is to purchase a few AF lenses in the near future.

Does Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By kxl
Helen - love the images! Reds are reds but the...

Helen - love the images! Reds are reds but the overall color palette seems muted, which is appropriate for the image. I like the 3D pop and the ACROS film simulation. I want to compare that with my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By kxl
Thanks for the tips. I do have a workflow in...

Thanks for the tips. I do have a workflow in Adobe CC for color and B&W (Silver EFEX) but I would like to try the Fuji profiles and compare.

Iíll check out the Fuji website and as for AF lenses, I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By kxl
I thought about that too, but I'd like to have an...

I thought about that too, but I'd like to have an AF option along with M-mount lenses.



Thanks Helen. I'm looking forward to it.



That does help. I actually just pulled the trigger on the body...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By kxl
For my intended complementary use, the prices on...

For my intended complementary use, the prices on the Sony bodies are difficult to justify. Also, two of my favorite lenses are the 21mm and 25mm Biogons, which do not perform well on the A7 bodies...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By kxl
Potential Fuji XT-2 purchase

After owning and using it for some time, I just could not connect with my Sony A7R and sold it. However, I would like to have a reasonably affordable digital body for my M-mount lenses (21-25-35-50)....
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,383
Posted By kxl
Comment deleted - wrong thread

Comment deleted - wrong thread
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-16-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By kxl
Adapted M-mount lenses on an A7 iii

I sold my A7R because I just could not connect with it — that nail gun-like boom from the shutter sound bothered me to no end.

But I want a full frame digital body for my M-lenses. I would probably...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-15-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
And once again, I will volunteer to email an...

And once again, I will volunteer to email an Avery 5160 template (in MS Word) with every participant's postal mailing address after Stephan sends out the compiled list.

PM me with your email address...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By kxl
HP5+ and HC-110 Dilution B (or Dilution H - half...

HP5+ and HC-110 Dilution B (or Dilution H - half the concentration of Dil B and just double the dev time). It’s like buttah!!! Probably just about foolproof so I would recommend this.

Properly...
Forum: Travel 07-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By kxl
Exactly! Some folks need to think outside the...

Exactly! Some folks need to think outside the box. $350, a backpack and whatever stipend they pay won't be enough to pay the mortgage, and if you are a pro with nothing else going on but this, then...
Forum: Travel 07-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By kxl
Traveling Photographer Program

Just passing along some info... I have no affiliation with them.

--------------------------

TORTUGA BACKPACKS

https://www.tortugabackpacks.com/

Are you an experienced photographer traveling the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By kxl
I had the Bessa T but could not get used to the...

I had the Bessa T but could not get used to the separate RF and VF.

I had the Bessa L, which was fun as a P&S for wide angle lenses (just slap on your favorite WA lens and matching external...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-09-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
This is timely for me. It's been a while since...

This is timely for me. It's been a while since I've shot color film and have been wanting to get back to it with my Zeiss ZI. I just ordered some Kodak Pro Image 100 to try it out and my old standard...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,390
Posted By kxl
Email sent! Thanks for leading this project...

Email sent! Thanks for leading this project again!

-Keith
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,386
Posted By kxl
Just passing the time while you wait for the beer...

Just passing the time while you wait for the beer to be delivered from Walmart?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By kxl
"Needless to say, working with a 47 tonne...

"Needless to say, working with a 47 tonne ungainly hunk of steel is probably going to end up badly when things do go wrong,..."

Yes, like focusing too much on a hobby while at work that you end up...
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By kxl
Sony RX100 VI - The ultimate travel camera

Available July 2018

Ultra compact size

24-200mm/2.8-4.5

The same image BIONZ X processor found on the Sony A9

Price: $1200 (ouch!)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,374
Posted By kxl
I have one. I wear it when I go fishing.

I have one. I wear it when I go fishing.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By kxl
I have the cell + wifi 10.5 inch iPad Pro. It's...

I have the cell + wifi 10.5 inch iPad Pro. It's worth the extra monthly fee charged by Verizon Wireless for adding a device to my family plan.
Forum: Travel 05-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By kxl
If we set aside the TLR and 2 flashes for now,...

If we set aside the TLR and 2 flashes for now, and assuming you only bring about a dozen rolls of film (or purchase film on the road), then I would recommend the most current version of the Tortuga...
Forum: Travel 05-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By kxl
What kind of gear? How much clothes? How long...

What kind of gear?

How much clothes?

How long is the trip?

Will you be flying large commercial flights only or will the trip include flights in small prop planes?

Would your backpack be your only...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By kxl
I also use one of these if I need to pack...

I also use one of these if I need to pack non-camera stuff -- a little bigger than the CompuDay but a lot more versatile....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By kxl
Lowepro Compuday - about the same height as the...

Lowepro Compuday - about the same height as the TT Turnstyle 20. The Compuday is no longer part of the current product line, but still available on ebay for around $40. I actually have 2 of these...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-22-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By kxl
iPhone camera serial #, currently loaded film

iPhone

camera serial #, currently loaded film
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By kxl
The Japan pancake also has a shorter focus throw...

The Japan pancake also has a shorter focus throw than the 'new' pancake. I personally prefer the larger AIS long-nose version, which has the same focus throw and MFD as the Japan pancake version. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By kxl
I like large memory cards, with speed as a...

I like large memory cards, with speed as a secondary concern for the A7R and D800e, both of which create large files. For my D500, size and speed are both important.

64gb and 128gb Sandisk sd cards...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-12-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By kxl
http://www.leonin.net/img/s/v-2/p271947176-5.jpg...

http://www.leonin.net/img/s/v-2/p271947176-5.jpg (http://www.leonin.net/p894352061/e103595a8)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,628
Posted By kxl
As others have said, move up? No. But nothing...

As others have said, move up? No. But nothing wrong with considering a different 'look' in a 50. I have both the ZM Planar and ZM Sonnar.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,991
Posted By kxl
For RF bodies, a soft release and the Sling.

For RF bodies, a soft release and the Sling.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By kxl
At box speed, HP5+ in HC-110 is like 'buttah.' ...

At box speed, HP5+ in HC-110 is like 'buttah.' Dilution B works although a lot of folks opt for Dilution H for longer dev time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By kxl
Acratech makes great products. I've had the...

Acratech makes great products. I've had the Acratech Ultimate ballhead for years. Their manufacturing plant is in Pomona, which is about 40 miles east of you. I actually bought mine directly from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By kxl
It's still difficult to find in the US, but...

It's still difficult to find in the US, but apparently much more readily available in Canada; e.g., Broadway Camera, Vistek, etc... As always, you may want to call before ordering to make sure they...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,975
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - personally, my primary lens for that...

Hi Raid - personally, my primary lens for that would be a 50mm, although a 75mm might also work.

Here's a shot from Mount Haleakalā (10k feet) with a 55mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,835
Posted By kxl
Here's the glass-half-full perspective: that gear...

Here's the glass-half-full perspective: that gear was just gathering dust. Its utility value to you was $0.

Going from $0 to whatever amount you got is a good thing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By kxl
Hi Raid - If 21mm is wide enough, then you...

Hi Raid -

If 21mm is wide enough, then you might want to consider the ZM 21/4.5 as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 3,012
Posted By kxl
Sad to say that I don't really take as many...

Sad to say that I don't really take as many photos as I used to on a day-to-day basis, whether it's a matter of too many commitments, my mobility issues or just a general lack of interest. However,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,678
Posted By kxl
I have to look through my archives for examples,...

I have to look through my archives for examples, but the Nikon 85/1.4 AI(s) is the queen of bokeh; the 84/1.4 AFD being the king.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By kxl
Do you know the seller? If so, would it be...

Do you know the seller? If so, would it be possible to send in the body to Harry Fleenor to check it out then negotiate the price based on what the findings are and service/repair costs? Just a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By kxl
I would consider what I'm shooting. If it's just...

I would consider what I'm shooting. If it's just around town, I'd shoot older film. If I were traveling, I'd shoot the new stuff.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By kxl
I have both. On camera, as fill flash outdoors,...

I have both.

On camera, as fill flash outdoors, I prefer the SB-30.

Off camera, with an SC-17 cord, I prefer the slightly more powerful SB-23.

Really, if you use flash quite a bit, both are so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By kxl
For digital, I'd recommend the Olympus Tough TG-5...

For digital, I'd recommend the Olympus Tough TG-5 (or the older TG-4). It's good to ISO 400.

Now mind you, it would NOT be my camera of choice in good weather - there are many other P&S digis out...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By kxl
Is the backing on the closure made of metal?...

Is the backing on the closure made of metal?

IOW, is there exposed metal on the inside of the bag or on the inside of the pocket?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By kxl
It's a VPI Classic 4 with a 12 inch 3D tonearm -...

It's a VPI Classic 4 with a 12 inch 3D tonearm - priced at $10,000 plus.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,887
Posted By kxl
THIS. (ten characters)

THIS.

(ten characters)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-16-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,105
Posted By kxl
At $3K-$3.5K USD, I think a digital ZI will...

At $3K-$3.5K USD, I think a digital ZI will generate a lot of interest.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,105
Posted By kxl
I think I'd rather see a digital ZI.

I think I'd rather see a digital ZI.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-06-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,570
Posted By kxl
Focus peaking is fine on its own, but works even...

Focus peaking is fine on its own, but works even better when combined with focus magnification (esp. for critical focus):

1. Assign focus magnification to one of the buttons (I use the back button...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-06-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By kxl
I like the TT Retrospective series of bags but...

I like the TT Retrospective series of bags but they seem to be heavier than they should be.

I prefer the TT Urban Disguise bags ( I have 3 of them), but yes, they do have zippers so you do have to...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-04-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,570
Posted By kxl
I have the original A&R and had it modified by...

I have the original A&R and had it modified by Kolari Vision with the thin filter conversion as well as full spectrum IR. The thin filter conversion has eliminated the smearing that I was getting...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By kxl
After you get to the Classifieds page... Upper...

After you get to the Classifieds page...

Upper right corner of your screen (around 2 o'clock), just under the Welcome message, last visit and Private Message notice.

Click on: "Place An Ad"
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-31-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,352
Posted By kxl
I do not NEED a new camera, but I do WANT one.

I do not NEED a new camera, but I do WANT one.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By kxl
I actually do that all the time. I compose my ad...

I actually do that all the time. I compose my ad in Word and paste it to the RFF ad template. In fact, I just tried it and had no issues. I just cut/copy a section of text from an MS Word doc and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-20-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,820
Posted By kxl
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,016
Posted By kxl
My gear: DSLR and Sony A7R, I prefer a shoulder...

My gear:

DSLR and Sony A7R, I prefer a shoulder strap for the support

Sony RX100 - too small for anything but a wrist strap

Zeiss ZI - Gordy's wrist strap and Leicagoodies Sling. I carry extra...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-13-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,888
Posted By kxl
NICE! (ten characters)

NICE!

(ten characters)
Forum: Photo Software 10-02-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By kxl
One last comment - ***IF*** the original...

One last comment - ***IF*** the original Photoshop document has text and vector content in text and shape layers, TIFF is the wrong format to use for placement into InDesign. Save the Photoshop...
Forum: Photo Software 10-01-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By kxl
This is what I have done as well.

This is what I have done as well.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-30-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By kxl
I have two of them as well. I don't shoot as much...

I have two of them as well. I don't shoot as much film as I used to, so every now and then I think about selling one of them. The problems is, when I start to take pictures of it for an ad, I get...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By kxl
Nice images and nice trio of lenses. Props to the...

Nice images and nice trio of lenses. Props to the M262 as well.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,728
Posted By kxl
Lock 'em up! The camera gear, not the kids... On...

Lock 'em up! The camera gear, not the kids... On the other hand, hmmmm...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-25-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 5,226
Posted By kxl
The mod improves edge and corner performance for...

The mod improves edge and corner performance for adapted RF wide angle lenses. My Zeiss 25/2.8 Biogon is one of my favorites but there was a lot of edge smearing when I mounted his lens on my A7R....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-25-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 5,226
Posted By kxl
Which adapter? I have a modified A7R that I use...

Which adapter?

I have a modified A7R that I use with M-mount lenses -- 21,25,28 35, 50. The Hex-M 28 and the longer FL's worked well before I got the thin filter modification from Kolari. The 21...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By kxl
BTW, here's a focal length simulator so you can...

BTW, here's a focal length simulator so you can see the difference in AOV between a 15mm lens and a 21mm lens. No need to select a lens. Just click on FX for full frame and use the slider to simulate...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-22-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By kxl
I had the first version of the CV 15mm but just...

I had the first version of the CV 15mm but just could not get on with it. I decided to try a similar wide FL on a DSLR and liked it for occasional use, but sold that lens for some forgotten reason....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 1,839
Posted By kxl
I disagree with both statements... A thought...

I disagree with both statements...

A thought exists in and of itself and has meaning or significance only for that person. It may be fleeting and may even be forgotten, but for a brief period, the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-21-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By kxl
There's a significant difference in the angle of...

There's a significant difference in the angle of view of a 15mm lens v. a 21mm lens. You might want to check out the difference for yourself (see link below). No need to select a lens - just use the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-17-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,888
Posted By kxl
Thanks Stephan. I just replied to your email and...

Thanks Stephan. I just replied to your email and attached an MS Word template for Avery 5160 labels complete with everyone's addresses. Please forward to everyone.

Thanks,
Keith
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,963
Posted By kxl
Cloud storage is cheap. If I press that button...

Cloud storage is cheap.

If I press that button 10,000 times, I may store up to 10,000 images; actually 20,000 because my DSLR's are set to create both RAW and jpeg with each press of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By kxl
I was just going to mention this. If you get a...

I was just going to mention this. If you get a refurb, make sure you put it through its paces in the first 90 days while the camera is under warranty. It should be fine -- I've never had a refurb...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,147
Posted By kxl
I prefer to be an invisible artist and let the...

I prefer to be an invisible artist and let the work speak for itself. If I have to come up with a title, then I prefer the title to be quite literal rather than interpretive, e.g., "Woman holding a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,650
Posted By kxl
sesquipedalian

sesquipedalian
Forum: Travel 08-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By kxl
Nice photos! IMO, San Francisco is one of the...

Nice photos! IMO, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are just waaaaaaay too many people.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 23,625
Posted By kxl
Update: I no longer have an 18mm; instead, I now...

Update: I no longer have an 18mm; instead, I now have a 21mm
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-04-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 9,888
Posted By kxl
Haven't missed one yet. I'm in again and yes,...

Haven't missed one yet. I'm in again and yes, I'd be more than happy to send the Avery label template with names to anyone who wants it.

And thanks Stephan for facilitating this again.

-Keith
Forum: Travel 08-04-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By kxl
I had included it in my itinerary for a visit to...

I had included it in my itinerary for a visit to Peru about 6 years ago, but unfortunately I had to cancel the trip. IIRC, it included a boat ride and a couple of nights stay in their sef-sustained...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,972
Posted By kxl
Yup, from this brief article, it sounds like the...

Yup, from this brief article, it sounds like the local NBC affiliate was initially complicit in initially perpetuating lies; their follow up broadcast was too late -- the damage had already been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By kxl
I've been curious about Silvermax. Maybe I'll...

I've been curious about Silvermax. Maybe I'll pick up a couple of rolls.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-28-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By kxl
I only put photos on my website and my primary...

I only put photos on my website and my primary intent is to share them on various online boards. Also, while my site includes an e-commerce function, I have disabled that function for now.

I had...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-27-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,111
Posted By kxl
The reason I did not upgrade from a D800e to a...

The reason I did not upgrade from a D800e to a D810 was to see what's next. This is it.

I'm in. And if this becomes generally available by Q1 2018, the timing would be perfect for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,136
Posted By kxl
This is one of my personal favorites because it...

This is one of my personal favorites because it speaks to me on several different levels:

1) I find the aesthetics pleasing - the composition, the sharpness, the colors and the gentle...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-25-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By kxl
Thanks - I'll give that a try.

Thanks - I'll give that a try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By kxl
I obviously cannot speak for specific beliefs...

I obviously cannot speak for specific beliefs held by specific members of the Hopi people but in general, restrictions on photography, video, etc... are more likely due to concerns about privacy,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-23-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By kxl
I'm prepping my photos right now, but I do have a...

I'm prepping my photos right now, but I do have a question for those who have tried this via Create Space:

The most popular book sizes are vertically-oriented, e.g., 6x9 (WxH).

However, many of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-17-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By kxl
Just a quick question: how tall are you? If you...

Just a quick question: how tall are you?

If you are over 6 feet, the RRS TVC-33 may be too short for you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,650
Posted By kxl
Historically, I would think that D-76 would be...

Historically, I would think that D-76 would be one of, if not the most commonly used B&W developer of all time. Back in the day, that was usually what was available in my high school darkroom, as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,465
Posted By kxl
IMO there is no one BEST developer for the...

IMO there is no one BEST developer for the variety of films you listed, e.g., TMAX developer works best for TMY. I primarily use Neopan 400
(Yes I stocked up), Tri-x and HP5+, and for these, HC-110...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By kxl
Feel, handling and function outweigh looks and...

Feel, handling and function outweigh looks and aesthetics are far as I'm concerned.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By kxl
Little Havana, especially Calle Ocho (SW 8th...

Little Havana, especially Calle Ocho (SW 8th street), is a must-see. Have lunch or dinner at Versailles Restaurant.

http://www.versaillesrestaurant.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By kxl
I have a home office which has a small closet, so...

I have a home office which has a small closet, so I keep my gear in bags and on shelves in that closet. But it is not dedicated to camera gear alone. I also have a small 'dorm' fridge where I store...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,568
Posted By kxl
Sorry for the late response. In a lab, there may...

Sorry for the late response.

In a lab, there may be very slight IQ degradation for Sony AF lenses; in practical use, it hasn't been an issue.

The SLR lenses would be fine with or without the mod;...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By kxl
I have a Patterson 2-reel tank and I ALWAYS put...

I have a Patterson 2-reel tank and I ALWAYS put in two reels AND fill up the tank.

The second reel is to make sure the first reel does not slide up and down the spindle, and filling up the tank...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,784
Posted By kxl
I don't often shoot with a 28mm, but when I do I...

I don't often shoot with a 28mm, but when I do I use the M-Hexanon 28mm/2.8.

(Yeah, I know... I watch too much TV.)
Forum: Travel 06-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By kxl
If I end up flying to into Auckland, then I'd...

If I end up flying to into Auckland, then I'd certainly want to take the Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington and stay for a couple of days. Then take the ferry, and take the Coastal Pacific...
Forum: Travel 06-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By kxl
Thanks! That's what I thought. We really like...

Thanks! That's what I thought. We really like nature and mountains and as first time visitors, would really like to see the alpine scenery. Maybe I'll ask Air Tahiti Nui if they would allow a Sydney...
Forum: Travel 06-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By kxl
Yes, as we get closer, I will definitely send out...

Yes, as we get closer, I will definitely send out an invitation to those in and around Sydney. I'd love to meet all of you and shoot or talk gear or whatever. Although I do suppose if there's an RFF...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-28-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,568
Posted By kxl
Hi Helen - for the LTM lens, you have 2 options: ...

Hi Helen - for the LTM lens, you have 2 options: 1) get an LTM-E adapter or 2) get an LTM-M mount adapter. This allows you to use a single M-E mount adapter for both lenses.

As for the M-mount to...
Forum: Travel 06-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By kxl
My thoughts exactly - North Island offers the...

My thoughts exactly - North Island offers the geothermal locations and Maori culture (although probably touristy), while the South offers Alpine views (yes, Lord of the Rings locales) -- basically...
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