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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 249
Views: 107,084
Posted By taemo
great thread. A7RIII + CV 40mm...

great thread.

A7RIII + CV 40mm 1.4
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48287118227_6e77d124d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gyY6Xa)Sony A7RIII + CV 40mm 1.4 (https://flic.kr/p/2gyY6Xa) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 803
Posted By taemo
that moment bag looks great.. something I might...

that moment bag looks great.. something I might be interested aswell.. however I cant seem to find any pictures or videos of a camera with lens inside the bag?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 803
Posted By taemo
my 2 favorite small travel camera bags are...

my 2 favorite small travel camera bags are
-Domke 5xb for 1-2 small cameras and lens
-Lowepro Terraclime 100 for 1 small camera and lens

The Terraclime should fit your need, very small, light,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,550
Posted By taemo
Funny enough, yesterday I had a lens listed on...

Funny enough, yesterday I had a lens listed on ebay for 1250$ OBO.
Someone lowballed me to 1100, I countered 1200, then he offered 1150 and I responded back 1180 but again he still offered 1150.
At...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By taemo
couple of years ago.. M240 with a Jupiter 8...

couple of years ago.. M240 with a Jupiter 8 lens
https://i.postimg.cc/PJstyr0b/11809931-876173132450203-365628584-n.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-28-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By taemo
I've debated selling my A7RIII (FF 42MP) for a...

I've debated selling my A7RIII (FF 42MP) for a GFX50R (MF 51MP) as I like to print large, at least 16x24 or 24x36 and from my experience, I couldn't notice any major advantage shooting with the Fuji...
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5,814
Posted By taemo
^congrats, that also looks to be an IV. glad to...

^congrats, that also looks to be an IV.

glad to hear that you enjoy the camera and thanks for sharing some shots taken with it.
i'm hoping to use a 35mm spooler adapter on mine for some pano shots.
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 5,814
Posted By taemo
bumping this thread. anyone still shooting with...

bumping this thread.

anyone still shooting with a Super Ikonta III or IV?

just pulled the trigger on an IV and should be here later this week.
I was looking for a small portable 6x6 manual camera...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By taemo
that tenba byod 9 is tempting.. might have to try...

that tenba byod 9 is tempting.. might have to try one out!

just remembered that on our last trip i used a domke f5xb as camera insert on my backpack and worked perfectly with 2 camera and 2 lenses....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By taemo
I like the domke protective wraps like...

I like the domke protective wraps like these.
https://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/assets/full/6535.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,659
Posted By taemo
I only develop B&W at home now and use Jobo 25XX...

I only develop B&W at home now and use Jobo 25XX drums on a uniroller for convenience and consistency.

I process HP5+ or Neopan 400 for 4:39 minutes with HC110 B then fix it for 6-10 minutes.
Never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By taemo
I don't always follow him but I agree that he's...

I don't always follow him but I agree that he's one of the better photography related YT channels. Very easy to listen to with great photographs.

Not the typical hot female model in exotic location...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-18-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Thanks for sharing the info. I might have them...

Thanks for sharing the info. I might have them check it out on mine as it seems to drain fairly quickly as well. I don't trust leaving batteries on it unless I'm using it as I know it will drain...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-17-2019
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I was planning to bring the RF70 to Mexico...

I was planning to bring the RF70 to Mexico earlier this month but of course, the night before the flight I see that the advance lever on the camera fell off. (I believe it was held by 3 holes with...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By taemo
^havent followed your recent activity, you’re no...

^havent followed your recent activity, you’re no longer planning on getting either GRii or iii?
just going with the X100f and leaving the Leica behind seems to be a smart move.
it is lighter, usb...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,870
Posted By taemo
I've come to a conclusion that for IQ, it all...

I've come to a conclusion that for IQ, it all depends on your final output.
For my large prints (16x20 and higher), IQ is very important and to achieve that I use a high MP camera (42MP Sony A7RIII)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-16-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,269
Posted By taemo
^Don't know what lens Michael used on that thread...

^Don't know what lens Michael used on that thread but personally, I would have preferred that the background were a little more in focus as it adds more depth to the subject and the location.

I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By taemo
the avenon aux finder is fairly big and bulky,...

the avenon aux finder is fairly big and bulky, look for the voigtlander, ricoh, nikon or fuji alternatives
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-14-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By taemo
You still have plenty of time to figure out if...

You still have plenty of time to figure out if the GR3 works for you before your trip.
As much as I love the X100 series, I would lean more on the GR3 due to its more compact size.
However if no VF...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,489
Posted By taemo
ktmrider, please post your blog here so that we...

ktmrider, please post your blog here so that we can follow your journey.
very excited for you.

Question, how are you going to backup your photos while travelling?
Will you be carrying a portable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,491
Posted By taemo
Yes, you will limit the interest as not too many...

Yes, you will limit the interest as not too many user wants a Leica in custom colored leatherette, you will probably have to sell it at a lower price to incite any interest and most likely they will...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By taemo
congrats, let us know what you think once you've...

congrats, let us know what you think once you've had the time to play with it.

Been toying with the idea of getting one as well as my everyday camera.
I've decided to skip the X100F as it is not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By taemo
not sure if he's still around, used him 2-3 years...

not sure if he's still around, used him 2-3 years ago to service 3 Rolleiflexes but he also works on older Leicas (pre M6)

Horst Wenzel
Work: (604) 263-5820


I've used Kindermann to repair my M6...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,296
Posted By taemo
Believe it or not, the M10 is over 2 years old...

Believe it or not, the M10 is over 2 years old now.
This is great as I'm planning on getting an M10 in 2020/2021. Hopefully a high MP M11 will lower the M10 price even further down (4000$ would be my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By taemo
if you liked the Fuji X70 ergonomics and files,...

if you liked the Fuji X70 ergonomics and files, then you should look at the X10. It is also cheaper than the GR III
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By taemo
if you’re happy with a fixed 35mm equiv FL camera...

if you’re happy with a fixed 35mm equiv FL camera then X100F would be my option, the fact that you cant change lens is a reassurance that the sensor will never get dirty. You could get the wcl if you...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,842
Posted By taemo
if you're in the market for a ~2500US$ digital RF...

if you're in the market for a ~2500US$ digital RF camera, then the M240 is your best option but if all you want is a good digital camera within that price range, then there are better options.

If...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By taemo
at one point, I was actually using an M240 with...

at one point, I was actually using an M240 with my FD 50mm 3.5 macro to digitize my film negatives.. but felt like it was a waste of shutter life so I got a cheaper digital camera for this purpose...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
finally had some more time for shooting. as...

finally had some more time for shooting.
as expected the CV15mm severely vignettes on this back (covers only 30% of the instax)

the 35mm summaron works wide open but vignette once stopped down
this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
Had to use flash as it was already dark when I...

Had to use flash as it was already dark when I got home and burned through a pack to figure out how the system works.

Pretty fun system although I don't see my self travelling around with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-28-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
forgot to post on this, I just received mine...

forgot to post on this, I just received mine today so will be giving it a try on my M3 with 35mm and 50mm later this evening.

borrowing a friends CV 15mm, hoping it works well on this.

Godfrey,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,371
Posted By taemo
I have 3 favourite photos from this...

I have 3 favourite photos from this year.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/39716708982_2c86ee9021_c.jpg
Taken when we stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (bucket list of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,520
Posted By taemo
I'll chime in as I just spent some hard earned...

I'll chime in as I just spent some hard earned money to buy a Sony A7 Mark III body.

Over the past couple of weeks I've been debating on upgrading my Sony A7 and have considered some cameras

Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,077
Posted By taemo
I tried the Fuji XC 16-50 and XF 18-55 and while...

I tried the Fuji XC 16-50 and XF 18-55 and while the later is a great performer for being a kit lens, I ended up selling both simply because when I travel or shooting for fun, I enjoy more using...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-13-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,417
Posted By taemo
congrats on the XS, I have the X and love it....

congrats on the XS, I have the X and love it. heard the minor upgrades they did on the XS and XS Max improved the IQ on the images with sharper files and better HDR although from the 5min test I had...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I live in Canada so I need to spend at least 100$...

I live in Canada so I need to spend at least 100$ to warrant buying from B&H, but I might need to buy some stuff anyway. which cord did you buy?
Is it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I'm just waiting for my 2.5mm to PC-Sync cable to...

I'm just waiting for my 2.5mm to PC-Sync cable to arrive so that I can use a dedicated flash.. unfortunately it is taking 2 months to arrive from China right now.

I noticed that with NiMH batteries...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Shooting young kids and then seeing their...

Shooting young kids and then seeing their surprise when a few seconds after, the image starts showing is also one of the reasons I'm enjoying using this camera.
Took some family Xmas pictures over...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
Got an email update stating that they are ready...

Got an email update stating that they are ready to ship the backs next week.

Would be nice if I receive this before the holidays but realistically I'm expecting to get this in January.

Will be...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By taemo
You will get color smearing on the edges with the...

You will get color smearing on the edges with the 21mm
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5672/21362257363_0911efb806_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8)L1009932 (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,777
Posted By taemo
I could see myself doing this if I were living in...

I could see myself doing this if I were living in a big city, it would also motivated me to shoot more.

Bought this brand new in 2009 and hoping the last car I will ever buy brand...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By taemo
The Camera Store had a 50R on their booths and...

The Camera Store had a 50R on their booths and salesman was kind enough to let me play with it and the 32-64mm, 45mm and 63mm lenses for 5-10 minutes

I felt right away at home with the body design...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By taemo
This thread is quite fitting to what I'm trying...

This thread is quite fitting to what I'm trying to decide right now.
Presently I am shooting with a Sony A7 24MP (full frame) and been debating to upgrade to the Fuji GFX 50mp (medium format).
Reason...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-06-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Yes, lately I've been experiencing the same issue...

Yes, lately I've been experiencing the same issue too.
On my initial run, I was able to shoot over 6 packs before the battery was gone (the 2xAA alkaline batteries included with the camera)
Now...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/45474562924_71...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/45474562924_71d5fc41eb_b.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/45474562814_e7c8f79b17_b.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
^lovely capture! really liking this camera for...

^lovely capture!
really liking this camera for monochrome.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2018
Replies: 254
Views: 67,291
Posted By taemo
Anyone using this on the M10? from the few topics...

Anyone using this on the M10?
from the few topics I could find (I'm sure there's lots on the Leica forums though), the CV 21mm skopar works great on the M10 with no color shifting happening on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-01-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,270
Posted By taemo
This is probably the best M10-D video that I've...

This is probably the best M10-D video that I've seen, really in-depth and philosophical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HUHRjFuB-E

This camera really speaks to me, for me it is finally the Leica M...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 7,745
Posted By taemo
I took this 15 photo stitch with a M240 and my...

I took this 15 photo stitch with a M240 and my 50mm cron collapsible back in 2015

really amazed with the details and overall sharpness of this 100MP...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-29-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Brought the RF70 to work today and took some B&W...

Brought the RF70 to work today and took some B&W shots with Yellow-Green filter.
I broke the glass on the ND2 filter, filed the edges and glued it on a 46-52 step up...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,417
Posted By taemo
it depends on what makes them DSLR killers, for...

it depends on what makes them DSLR killers, for IQ and lens selection then I agree that it can't compete.

but if we are talking about size and ease of use then to me it kills DSLR, just how the Fuji...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,417
Posted By taemo
This year I've probably shot at least 20x more...

This year I've probably shot at least 20x more pictures with my Iphone X than all my digital and film cameras combined simply because of the convenience of always having the phone with me.
With its...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-24-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
great shots, the built-in flash and A mode seems...

great shots, the built-in flash and A mode seems to be capable of getting the right exposure.

if you guys have an amazon prime account, I found subscribing for 100 sheets (5x20) is the cheapest way...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
B&W is also growing on me on the Instax Wide both...

B&W is also growing on me on the Instax Wide both for portraits and long-exposure. too bad it is more expensive than the color...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,570
Posted By taemo
I have considered the 50R and wouldn't mind...

I have considered the 50R and wouldn't mind giving it a try but what I currently have fulfills most of my photography need.

If I had 10,000$ to waste or sell all my current gear, I would get a 50R...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
congrats on getting your copy Godfrey. here's...

congrats on getting your copy Godfrey.

here's some more photos taken with the camera

Long exposure shot
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/44131848660_e2d5e630ba_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,443
Posted By taemo
I've been using Flickr for over 10 years and was...

I've been using Flickr for over 10 years and was Pro until earlier this year as I didn't see any benefit since everyone was already getting 1TB of storage.
Plus I also have a private Flickr account...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-10-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
came back from Hawaii with over 60 exposed...

came back from Hawaii with over 60 exposed sheets, never had much fun shooting with a camera since the GF670 and the Xpan.
learned quite a few from this trip, particularly how the camera goes through...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,508
Posted By taemo
Funny enough we are leaving for Hawaii in 7 days,...

Funny enough we are leaving for Hawaii in 7 days, I'm thinking of keeping my gear simple and only bring my 50mm and 21mm.
Thinking of swapping the 50mm with a 40mm if wanting something smaller and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 10-20-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By taemo
they definitely achieved the goal of lighter...

they definitely achieved the goal of lighter camera gears by going mirrorless.

however with the advent of high megapixel full-frame sensors, they are being held back by the current lenses.

IMO Fuji...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By taemo
it depends on your need. my boss loves his X-Pro2...

it depends on your need. my boss loves his X-Pro2 with 23mm f/2.

i personally loved the 18mm f/2 as a documentary lens although not sharp for landscape.
50mm f/2 is a nice light and sharp portrait...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,443
Posted By taemo
my dream watch, have a Tiger-Concept 1016 to keep...

my dream watch, have a Tiger-Concept 1016 to keep me happy as I would never buy the real thing
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1839/42871430135_58ffb80f39_c.jpg

Sold most of my Seikos and have this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-04-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
here's a different branch shot at 1/250 and f/8...

here's a different branch shot at 1/250 and f/8 that same day
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1974/43254266580_005037fbdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28UequU)rf70-3 (https://flic.kr/p/28UequU) by e Dieta...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,801
Posted By taemo
another YT that I enjoy watching is imagenic by...

another YT that I enjoy watching is imagenic by Yuko
https://www.youtube.com/user/nikond750userch

love her work and don't mind hearing her opinion regarding the gear that she uses, especially since...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
yup positive, I took another shot at f/8 and...

yup positive, I took another shot at f/8 and shutter speed, same look
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Yeah, I rarely use A mode because I find that I'm...

Yeah, I rarely use A mode because I find that I'm shooting the camera with the ND4 most of the time so I might have to start bringing my L-508.
I might break the ND2 filter so that I can attach a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,801
Posted By taemo
Same, I've tried watching Theoria Apophasis a...

Same, I've tried watching Theoria Apophasis a couple of time but don't find him entertaining or interesting to listen to.
(There are several youtubers that I follow and most I just listen while doing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,326
Posted By taemo
^question is do you want an actual digital RFF...

^question is do you want an actual digital RFF camera like Leica or inspired RFF camera like Fuji?

I love the size, ergonomics and feel of a RFF camera but see advantages of EVF more than RFF, so a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,326
Posted By taemo
ugly but i like the minimalistic design. is this...

ugly but i like the minimalistic design.
is this a sign that Zeiss will release their own FF next year, like what Sony did with the RX1?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,384
Posted By taemo
out of curiosity but what is so special about...

out of curiosity but what is so special about this?
i recall shooting some in the past E100 and E200 before they discontinued.
didnt mind it but roll of E6 is expensive and no local labs where i live...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By taemo
hope this helps M3 without...

hope this helps
M3 without lens
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/30960282298_f6b6c45eb0_b.jpg

M3 with goggled 35mm summaron
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/43921569525_f836929863_b.jpg

I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By taemo
this saddens me a little as during the Fuji X 1st...

this saddens me a little as during the Fuji X 1st gen, they marked the X-Pro as their top of the line product, unfortunately most photographers prefer the SLR style cameras and Fuji is catering to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
the lens is definitely the weakest link on this...

the lens is definitely the weakest link on this camera but hasnt bothered me much, but I still need to do more testing with the camera

you can get an old instax wide 300 and have it modified with a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
here are 2 shots I took with the instax...

here are 2 shots I took with the instax monochrome this morning
light meter rated exposure to be 1/20 at f/5.6 and ISO800

Below are iphone scans, the previous post scans were from my V700.

I set...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
finally had time to shoot with a pack and very...

finally had time to shoot with a pack and very happy with this camera.

I owned a GF670 in the past, miss it but didn't want to deal with shooting film, the RF70 is a good compromise as it shoots...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
According to online specs w/o batteries Instax...

According to online specs w/o batteries
Instax 210 - 610g
RF70 - 806g
GF670 - 1.0kg

so I guess the GF670 is heavier
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Received mine yesterday but unfortunately havent...

Received mine yesterday but unfortunately havent had much time shooting with it, weather is not nice today either but hopefully I can get some street shots with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Bumping this as I finally received an email from...

Bumping this as I finally received an email from MINT stating that my RF70 is on its way.
Has anyone received theirs? How long did the shipping take, I'm hoping to receive mine by end of the week but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By taemo
not camera related but I used the 15% discount to...

not camera related but I used the 15% discount to buy an Xbox One X in preparation of Red Dead Redemption 2.

next time I see a 15% promo, will be using it for a Voigtlander 15mm or 21mm though :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By taemo
just checked and I have the following 39mm...

just checked and I have the following 39mm filters
B+W 010 UV
B+W 091 Dark Red
Leica 39mm Yellow filter

all 3 fits no problem on either summicron and summaron and lens cap
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By taemo
I have a 50mm f2 summicron collapsible and I...

I have a 50mm f2 summicron collapsible and I agree that the front coating is really weak. I don't use filters often with it but I have a 39mm UV, Y1 and R1 filters that I also use on my goggled 35mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By taemo
i take the color-skopar 35mm 2.5 not fast enough...

i take the color-skopar 35mm 2.5 not fast enough for your need either?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4,273
Posted By taemo
congrats, the Hexar RF was one of my favourite...

congrats, the Hexar RF was one of my favourite camera to shoot with, only off-putting for me was the loud shutter/film advancing sound that it would make but it was so convenient letting the camera...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By taemo
Oddly enough on the X-E/X-Pro/X100 series I have...

Oddly enough on the X-E/X-Pro/X100 series I have no issues just using the shutter button for focus but on the X-T2 or any SLR body style I prefer BBF

the issue with the stock X-T2 is that the back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By taemo
I only did stand development once with 1 roll of...

I only did stand development once with 1 roll of 35mm.
I've shot some frames at ISO 200, some at ISO 400 and some all the way up to ISO 1600 or 3200.
All frames developed no problem although at a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,806
Posted By taemo
what a fantastic and touching story, really shows...

what a fantastic and touching story, really shows you how warming of a community RFF is
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By taemo
I've been using a Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder...

I've been using a Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder for almost 10 years now, it held my Canon 5D, Fuji W126S and Sony NPFW50 batteries no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2018
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,162
Posted By taemo
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42744375921_73...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42744375921_733acb9f20_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/288b6LD)
Leica M3 + 35mm 3.5 Summaron + HP+ (https://flic.kr/p/288b6LD) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
99$ is not going to break the bank, decided to...

99$ is not going to break the bank, decided to back the Leica version.
looking forward on giving it a try on my M3.
Might persuade me on getting a 12mm or 15mm lens later:p
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
I'm still on the fence on supporting this....

I'm still on the fence on supporting this. Wouldn't mind giving this a try but I've had 50% success rate on Kickstarter (2 Kickstarters, still havent received my Ferrania film) and feel like I'm not...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By taemo
Instant back for 35mm SLR cameras

A new kickstarter for a 35mm Instax SQ back just came out, compatible initially for Nikon and Leica, with Pentax, Olympus and Canon afterwards.
I don't understand why they went with Instax SQ instead...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By taemo
if you do get a Cellular version, take note that...

if you do get a Cellular version, take note that you'll need to get a data plan from a carrier so this will be an extra monthly cost for you.

if you have an iphone that can do hotspot already, might...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
This was my main issue with Instax Wide too as...

This was my main issue with Instax Wide too as there was no advanced Wide camera unlike the Neo Classic which could do Bulb mode or double exposure.
I even tried using Instax Wide on 4x5 but there;s...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Can't really blame Fuji alone for killing instant...

Can't really blame Fuji alone for killing instant film, as over a decade ago the demand for instant cameras and Polaroid was dying due to digital cameras.
From what I read, Instax Wide was available...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I messaged them on facebook and they confirmed...

I messaged them on facebook and they confirmed that the RF70 package is indeed the one that comes with strap and film.
Not worth it IMO so I ordered just the RF70.
Now time for the waiting game but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I'm pre-ordering but I'm confused on the...

I'm pre-ordering but I'm confused on the difference between the RF70 and RF70 package.

I'm assuming both options comes with the lens set, so the package is the one that comes with a neck strap and a...
Forum: Travel 05-30-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By taemo
I went to Europe last year for 2 weeks and had my...

I went to Europe last year for 2 weeks and had my 45L backpack where I was able to put in my clothes, camera gears and a tripod (I dont use flash)

Used one of this to safely store most of my camera...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By taemo
Go to an outdoor store and check one that you...

Go to an outdoor store and check one that you like, then just buy inserts for your camera gear.
I find that having a belt and chest strap helps with even weight distribution.
I'm using a Jansport...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By taemo
B&W is not a problem but purple smearing on the...

B&W is not a problem but purple smearing on the edges bugged me quite a bit :(
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5672/21362257363_0911efb806_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxH9S8)L1009932...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 10,726
Posted By taemo
what's the retail price?

what's the retail price?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-24-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 7,617
Posted By taemo
I had the Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM and Voigtlander 50mm...

I had the Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM and Voigtlander 50mm 1.5 ASPH on the M240 and kept the Nokton more as it was more versatile as an all-arounder.

the Canon has the nice Sonnar look which I don't really...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,410
Posted By taemo
are you saying it is a bad idea to charge in...

are you saying it is a bad idea to charge in camera?
i love this feature and use it all the time, especially when travelling.

A7RIII has one of the nicest EVF, behind only from the Leica SL and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,169
Posted By taemo
from same adorama author, saw this pop on a FB...

from same adorama author, saw this pop on a FB group
https://s31.postimg.cc/s24tsijy3/30656713_10103630266319223_3602322308265586858_n.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,332
Posted By taemo
Article i read about this Dont know how accurate...

Article i read about this
Dont know how accurate it is
https://studioc41.net/2018/03/30/understanding-fujinotfilm/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,332
Posted By taemo
I read an online article on why they think Fuji...

I read an online article on why they think Fuji killed Acros and it was because they teared down their equipment in the late 2000s after making the last batches of Acros 100.
They though the batches...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,332
Posted By taemo
What does fuji offer for film shooters...

What does fuji offer for film shooters now?
Velvia 50/100
Provia 100
400H
Acros 100

With Acros being the only B&W, I hope they don't kill as I also like it for long exposure.
If it does disappear no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-29-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
Gary replied to a question I had about the RF70...

Gary replied to a question I had about the RF70 on Instagram regarding when this will be available and his reply was


Really hoping to have it in my hands before my trip late October.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,657
Posted By taemo
^on the fence of jumping back to Fuji again,...

^on the fence of jumping back to Fuji again, especially the X-E3.
have a XC 16-50 II on its way and Joe's X-E1.

Debating on selling my Loxia 21mm to fund a X-E3 and maybe a XF 23mm for my digital...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,273
Posted By taemo
not going to disagree, that's one ugly bag,...

not going to disagree, that's one ugly bag, especially made of elephant skin and tacky color.

watching his video on his site, seems to me he's more a jet setter that brings his gear into one static...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-17-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By taemo
it's out already? images looks great. how does...

it's out already?
images looks great.
how does it fare on handling?

how does the corners fare at 15mm at various aperture stops?

wouldn't mind getting this or the old XC 16-50 for the X-E1
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By taemo
I agree with the others, while the pictures are a...

I agree with the others, while the pictures are a nice glimpse of the USSR era, they just feel like snap shots.
Composition-ally and creatively, I prefer Vivian's photos.

But then I've seen hundreds...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-13-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
You can see on the youtube video and Mijonju's IG...

You can see on the youtube video and Mijonju's IG (https://www.instagram.com/mijonju_official/) that at f/5.6, the picture comes soft and glowy but at f/8 it is pretty good and sharp.

Did not know...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
I think the last time I've been so excited for a...

I think the last time I've been so excited for a new camera was the Fuji X100S

watch the RF70 in action on this YT video by Mijonju
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW4KBniSLg4
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By taemo
had the A7RII, downsized to the original A7 as...

had the A7RII, downsized to the original A7 as felt light I didn't need the features that the newer A7x provides.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,443
Posted By taemo
been getting into Horology again and bought 2...

been getting into Horology again and bought 2 watches this year after owning only 2 the past 5 years.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/38582305690_f5b0acf054_c.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
out of curiosity, how many here have shot with...

out of curiosity, how many here have shot with Mint's Instantflex TL70?
tempted on giving it a try as i love TLRs.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,373
Posted By taemo
^cool was about to post the same link. I was...

^cool was about to post the same link.

I was watching that a couple of days ago and was wondering if the guys from Mint were planning to release it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-30-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,357
Posted By taemo
yeah, i'm leaning with the 23/50 too but i keep...

yeah, i'm leaning with the 23/50 too but i keep gravitating to the 50mm FOV hence why I have my eyes on the 35mm 1.4 as well.

40mm is a little odd FOV for myself, tried liking the 27mm on the X-T2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By taemo
Food for thought so that you don't have to buy 3...

Food for thought so that you don't have to buy 3 hard drives every year.

Buy another drive and backup everything on it, then every 3 or 6 months swap this drive with one of your kids.
then repeat...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,357
Posted By taemo
been thinking of getting Fuji lenses again for...

been thinking of getting Fuji lenses again for the X-E1 and the plan is to stick with 2 lenses only.

thinking Samyang 12mm and XF 35mm 1.4 would be a good combo
XF 23mm and XF 50mm would be another...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By taemo
I store my digital files on a 4TB drive on my...

I store my digital files on a 4TB drive on my computer, which in turns gets copied weekly on my 4x2TB NAS drive which finally gets backed up on Amazon Prime (free unlimited photo storage as long as...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By taemo
My first adapter was a Novoflex and I was...

My first adapter was a Novoflex and I was disappointed by it as it was unusable for long exposure as there would be light leak.

Was impressed with the Shoten Close Focus adapter build quality and no...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-25-2018
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,177
Posted By taemo
Empire of Illusion: Terry Munro I wasn't really...

Empire of Illusion: Terry Munro

I wasn't really planning on buying anything at The Camera Store but the pictures in the book impressed me so much that I spontaneously bought the book. bonus point as...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By taemo
unfortunate, if Bulb mode was still usable on...

unfortunate, if Bulb mode was still usable on yours I would be willing to swap with you.
let me check The Camera Store to see if they have a GFN in stock, did see a couple while in Asia, was tempted...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By taemo
do you recall how many rolls have you gone with...

do you recall how many rolls have you gone with yours before malfunctioning?
have a Holga 120 GFN that I bought for fun but have barely used it, didn't know it has been discontinued and tough to find...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-19-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By taemo
yup, mine is now permanently strapped on a Fuji...

yup, mine is now permanently strapped on a Fuji X-E1.
makes a great P&S
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156905
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By taemo
I agree on this as well, the V700 may be slower...

I agree on this as well, the V700 may be slower but it can actually scan more (4 strips of 35mm and 2 strips of 120 on the V7XX vs 3 strips of 35mm and 1 strip on 120 on the V8XX).

I was able to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,099
Posted By taemo
F3, FM2 would also be my recommendation. FM3 if...

F3, FM2 would also be my recommendation.
FM3 if the metering in the finder doesn't bother you (did for me...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,837
Posted By taemo
XF 18mm f2 and XF 50mm f2 was my light...

XF 18mm f2 and XF 50mm f2 was my light street/travel kit.

XF 27mm is nice too but I don't like that it doesn't have aperture dial on the lens
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By taemo
Give Horst Wenzel a call in Vancouver,...

Give Horst Wenzel a call in Vancouver, Canada.
(604) 263-5820

He serviced my Rollei 2.8E and friends 2.8E and F at a reasonable price.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,004
Posted By taemo
The viewfinder on this new CL is what I'm mostly...

The viewfinder on this new CL is what I'm mostly interested on, it looks to be nice and big with 0.74x magnification
I was disappointed to see that the X-E3 VF remained small as I was hoping it would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,392
Posted By taemo
I honestly do not know what I want for Christmas...

I honestly do not know what I want for Christmas this year as pretty much have most things that I want, plus we are already going to Asia over the holidays.

Will always have lots of wants, but I'm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,004
Posted By taemo
I dont know why people are dissing the CL, I...

I dont know why people are dissing the CL, I actually really like it.
Looks like the Fuji X-E3 but cleaner.

Was so impressed that I was almost tempted on getting one until I saw the price.

If money...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By taemo
You have an M4-2 already, frameline should be...

You have an M4-2 already, frameline should be very similar to the M6/M7 (0.72x)
Perhaps consider a M6 0.58x version which will be lesser than the M-E 0.68x

I thought most people wearing glasses...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,529
Posted By taemo
I'm one of those that loves the M3, it is made of...

I'm one of those that loves the M3, it is made of heavy brass, 50mm frame line difficult to see with glasses, no quick spool load, takes forever to rewind and remove film, and I don't shoot with it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By taemo
looks like it is do-able on the...

looks like it is do-able on the X-E3
https://www.*****************/threads/x-e3-and-back-button-focusing.73936/
(cant link it but change *** to *****************

but from my experience with the X-E2...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By taemo
saw this on my FB feed earlier, didn't know they...

saw this on my FB feed earlier, didn't know they started a kickstarter for this.

tempting to get the Hasselblad mount, looks like it's safe to use a Hassy back on the Kiev 88 so this should work on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 1,962
Posted By taemo
I personally prefer shoulder/neck strap as there...

I personally prefer shoulder/neck strap as there might be times that I may not be carrying a bag with me to store the camera after shooting.

If I was still shooting with small cameras like the GR,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By taemo
enlarger and various accessories, maybe around...

enlarger and various accessories, maybe around 50-100$, but most likely free.

the CPE2 with lift and various drums, around 300-500$ depending on the accessories that it comes with
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-15-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By taemo
this thread reminded me that I still have some...

this thread reminded me that I still have some Panorama shots taken with my Iphone

love the perspective that you get with a panorama, unfortunately I forgot I had it on my arsenal while in Dubrovnik...
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-15-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By taemo
nice pictures, making me miss those nice Florida...

nice pictures, making me miss those nice Florida beaches.
and great use of panorama, makes me feel like i was there.

impressive what kind of projects kids are interested on doing now a days, looking...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By taemo
Funny enough I never noticed that detail on the...

Funny enough I never noticed that detail on the MultiTank 5.
on the drum there's the amount required for 2502 and 2501 reel.
Most reels available now a days are the 2502 (all black with red clip) and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By taemo
correct, it is per FILM and not REELS On my Jobo...

correct, it is per FILM and not REELS
On my Jobo 2553, it states that for 5 135/36 it would need 640ml and if I were to double it up to 10, it would need 1250ml.

likewise for 120, 3x is 640ml and 6x...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By taemo
TBH, this is why I was a little disappointed that...

TBH, this is why I was a little disappointed that the X-E3 did not come with an ISO dial and why IMO X-T2 was almost the perfect digital camera body if not for having a SLR body and APS-C sensor ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 4,673
Posted By taemo
lol, i dont know if a mod edited my post or i...

lol, i dont know if a mod edited my post or i just simply forgot to type the first half of the sentece (got distracted at the restaurant this morning) but meant to say that if Joe decided to unload...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 4,673
Posted By taemo
joe, looking forward to your thoughts of the...

joe, looking forward to your thoughts of the X-E3.
I still have my XM-FL 24mm f8 lens.

will give the Sony world another try, but I'm missing the quality build of Fuji cameras and the AF joystick.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By taemo
growing up in the Philippines I'm aware of that,...

growing up in the Philippines I'm aware of that, but the naming convention that Fuji has decided to go IMO was poorly decided.

RF style X-Tran
X-Pro#
X-E#
X-M# (gone)

SLR style X-Tran
X-T#
X-T##
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By taemo
I don't get it, which market are they trying to...

I don't get it, which market are they trying to compete with the X-T100?
The X-A series?
What happened to the X-M series, Fuji?

Was thinking about this a couple of days, and as much as I love the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-21-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,529
Posted By taemo
was going to say that this thread has derailed...

was going to say that this thread has derailed for a couple of post now.

has anyone used the D850 and Negative Digitizer feature yet?
Can't find any articles about it yet.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-20-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,531
Posted By taemo
switched from Fuji to Sony with the A7RII. Have...

switched from Fuji to Sony with the A7RII.
Have the Loxia 21mm and FE 28mm, planning to get the FE 55mm 1.8 later on if I feel like I need it but for the time being my Pentax-M 50mm 1.4 or...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By taemo
The 135L was one of my favorite lens and focal...

The 135L was one of my favorite lens and focal length on the full frame world.
I regret not trying the 90mm on the Fuji-X but if it's like the 135L, then it's a fun lens to use in the street.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By taemo
I've developed E-6 up to 4x5, from my experience...

I've developed E-6 up to 4x5, from my experience 1C difference won't make much difference on smaller format, however with 4x5 you had to be consistent on the temperature as otherwise you'll have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-13-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,267
Posted By taemo
I tend to cycle between Leica, Fuji and Sony all...

I tend to cycle between Leica, Fuji and Sony all the time.
What I found disappointing about the X-E3 announcement was 2 features I was hoping to see, bigger EVF and ISO dial.
I've come to the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-31-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,267
Posted By taemo
Well, it looks like I won't be reserving a X-E3...

Well, it looks like I won't be reserving a X-E3 anymore, went to The Camera Store and picked up a A7RII with 24-70 f4 lens at a really good price.

The rumored X-E3 specs is a little disappointing...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-31-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,267
Posted By taemo
agree, pretty happy with my X-E2 and X-M1 at the...

agree, pretty happy with my X-E2 and X-M1 at the moment as well.
will be driving down Zion/Antelope with one of these camera as my landscape camera and see if 16MP will cut it for me.

another...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-31-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,267
Posted By taemo
new rumors are out regarding the X-E3 and most...

new rumors are out regarding the X-E3 and most likely official announcement next Thursday. check fujirumors.

Rumored Fujifilm X-E3 specs
24MP X-Trans III sensor
EVF 0.62x magnification
Fujifilm...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 08-30-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By taemo
not really a blog but I love Sean Tucker's...

not really a blog but I love Sean Tucker's instagram feed, mostly taked with the good old X100
https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,311
Posted By taemo
boggles me that we have to remind people not to...

boggles me that we have to remind people not to stare at the eclipse (sun).

dont really care for this phenomenon but looking forward to the thousands of pictures at the comfort of my phone
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By taemo
yes the M240 has magnification available in both...

yes the M240 has magnification available in both LCD or EVF2 live view mode.
however only on the center of the frame.

really great if you consider that now you can use older SLR lenses on your M240...
Forum: Travel 07-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By taemo
cool shots, love the guy's pose and attire on the...

cool shots, love the guy's pose and attire on the 4th pic.

what match were the guys going to on the 2nd pic?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-27-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 11,200
Posted By taemo
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/36200134675_b9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/36200134675_b917786354_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X9T9R2)
Fuji X-E2 + XF 50mm f2 (https://flic.kr/p/X9T9R2) by Earl Dieta (https://www.flickr.com/photos/itaemo/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 2,986
Posted By taemo
that is good to hear, have a 50mm 1.8 ai-s and...

that is good to hear, have a 50mm 1.8 ai-s and was lusting for the CV 40mm.

had the CV 28mm 2.8 and was smaller than the 28mm 2.8 AI-S but funny thing is that the Pentax MX + 28mm 2.8 M was the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 2,986
Posted By taemo
my forever lens on the FM2 was supposed to be the...

my forever lens on the FM2 was supposed to be the Voigtlander 28mm as it was really small.
another compact lens would be the Voigtlander 40mm f/2, good compromise between 35 and 50.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,875
Posted By taemo
i'd be more curious what RFF would get for color...

i'd be more curious what RFF would get for color and B&W from the tool as basically that's how they got their top10 from 38,000 users which may be a different demographic (millennials) than this...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-25-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By taemo
yes, other than rumored joystick iso/shutter...

yes, other than rumored joystick iso/shutter dial, the other rumors are from command dial and a BT feature
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,163
Posted By taemo
hi david, i no longer own a scanner and instead...

hi david, i no longer own a scanner and instead been using a light table and my digital camera to scan my negatives.
this was 'scanned' with a fuji apsc sensor and 50mm with extension tube, i cant...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By taemo
the XE2 body was pretty much perfect for me. CLE...

the XE2 body was pretty much perfect for me.
CLE size would be great but uncomfortable with longer/bigger lenses (not a deal breaker for me either as I only have 12/18/50 lenses for Fuji)

anyhow, I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-20-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 7,644
Posted By taemo
great shots! I have some 35mm-120 spools as I...

great shots!
I have some 35mm-120 spools as I figured I could use them on my MF as a cheap/bulky XPAN camera, just havent had much chance to shoot with it.

Have a Holga 120GFN that I wanted to play...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,889
Posted By taemo
I used to not understand the love for A&A straps...

I used to not understand the love for A&A straps until I saw one in person as well.
Touched the texture of the cloth strap and was amazed at how nice and soft it is. You can also easily adjust the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By taemo
http://www.markhama.com/ been wanting to send my...

http://www.markhama.com/

been wanting to send my 124-G to him for the longest time but figured I could just buy a 2nd 124-G as backup, lol.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,163
Posted By taemo
I received my Goggled 35mm 3.5 Summaron and ran a...

I received my Goggled 35mm 3.5 Summaron and ran a test roll of HP5 @1600 over the weekend
Fantastic result, matches well on my M3 DS and50mm collapsible summicron and ITDOO...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 7,952
Posted By taemo
there's definitely a bunch of you guys that have...

there's definitely a bunch of you guys that have had good experience with Leica NJ.
unfortunately I fall on the 2nd group with 2 bad experiences.
Over 4 months to get a M240 cleaned, 35mm Summicron...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 7,952
Posted By taemo
sorry to hear about another Leica NJ horror...

sorry to hear about another Leica NJ horror story.



that's what scares me from getting another Leica to be honest.
as much as I want to get another digital M, the horror stories that I've...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-12-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,494
Posted By taemo
the OM 21mm 3.5 was my widest lens on the Sony A7...

the OM 21mm 3.5 was my widest lens on the Sony A7 as it was the smallest good performer UWA you could get when the A7 first came out.
only complaint is the not so round...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,163
Posted By taemo
thanks everyone for your input. I'm on the hunt...

thanks everyone for your input.
I'm on the hunt for a goggled 5mm 3.5 summaron now :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,163
Posted By taemo
TBH the FLE or f/1.4 lenses doesnt do anything...

TBH the FLE or f/1.4 lenses doesnt do anything for me, i just want a fun 35mm to play with on the M3 and the goggled version entices me as I wouldn't need an aux finder mounted.
other 35mm that i...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,163
Posted By taemo
bumping this again as I've been lusting for a...

bumping this again as I've been lusting for a 35mm lens on my M3 again.
currently only have 25/50/90 for the M3 but I feel like I'm needing a 35mm.

is everyone happy with the 3.5 or wished they...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-24-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By taemo
funny thread, earlier today while driving I've...

funny thread, earlier today while driving I've been thinking of selling my 4x5 kit and going with the Texas Leica as it will be easier to carry around and can take 8 exposures in one roll.
I had a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By taemo
the owner is a blogger called street silhoutte...

the owner is a blogger called street silhoutte based in HK but he brought the leicachu in Leica NYC for display right now.
they own a lot of great cameras and lens and they also have a leica hello...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By taemo
there's a groove on the top side of the Yashica...

there's a groove on the top side of the Yashica screen for the metering so I'm not sure if you can transfer the Mamiya screen easily.

Oleson screen is pretty good and inexpensive. I have both split...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2017
Replies: 419
Views: 79,603
Posted By taemo
^great street shot. taken with my iphone 6s on...

^great street shot.

taken with my iphone 6s on our euro...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-16-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By taemo
minimum focus distance is 1m.

minimum focus distance is 1m.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By taemo
That's the thing though, what is it on the image...

That's the thing though, what is it on the image that impacts you and IMO it is very subjective.
Like you, whether it is a street, landscape, portrait, color or monotone there is a certain IT factor...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By taemo
Some updated shots taken with this lens while in...

Some updated shots taken with this lens while in London last month.
After seeing these, I wish I used this lens more as I'm impressed with the result (was using the XF 18mm more as I wanted...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-04-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 11,200
Posted By taemo
some shots with the X-T2 + XF...

some shots with the X-T2 + XF 50mm

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4266/34280452313_931f78fba5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Uefhag)
Fuji X-T2 + XF 50mm (https://flic.kr/p/Uefhag) by Earl Dieta...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,895
Posted By taemo
I just came back from an 18 days Euro-trip and...

I just came back from an 18 days Euro-trip and brought with me the Fuji X-T2 for digital and the Yashica 124-G for film. Also had my Iphone 6S with me that I use quite a bit for taking pictures and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By taemo
the xa4 was meant to be a small p&s, when you...

the xa4 was meant to be a small p&s, when you open the front it defaults to the 3m and even at f/3.5 most thing will be relatively in focus.
only change the distance when you know you're shooting...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,684
Posted By taemo
I've been developing B&W film with Jobo 2500...

I've been developing B&W film with Jobo 2500 drums for a couple of years in conjuction with a uniroller so that I don't have to manually rotate or inverse the film.
WIth the Jobo I can also develop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,265
Posted By taemo
+1 on the FM2 vs the FM3, I sold the latter and...

+1 on the FM2 vs the FM3, I sold the latter and kept the FM2 because I didn't like the finder on the FM3, basically there's a needle metering on the side (left or right, can't remember anymore) and...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-06-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,334
Posted By taemo
been busy with other hobbies lately but still...

been busy with other hobbies lately but still with Fuji and don't see myself going with something else.

X-T2 with Zeiss 12, XF 18mm, XM-FL 24mm, XF 50mm, XC 16-50mm
only thing most likely changing...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 11,200
Posted By taemo
The XF 50mm is one sharp lens, it is becoming one...

The XF 50mm is one sharp lens, it is becoming one of my top favourite lens of all time
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4173/34340638792_8f4e1a54ee_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UjyKvb)
Untitled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By taemo
i use a uniroller and jobo 2800 drums to develop...

i use a uniroller and jobo 2800 drums to develop my color and b&w film for the past couple of years.
works great since im pretty consistent on film and developer that i use (hc-110).
because the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By taemo
I had issues with my then GSW690III when all of a...

I had issues with my then GSW690III when all of a sudden the advance lever would lock forcing me to remove a roll halfway through.
Very sporadic problem that seemed to happen more frequently with...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By taemo
I like the monochrome version and TBH the...

I like the monochrome version and TBH the difference between monochome and acros is very minute but to me where acros really shine is once you increase the ISO where it also tries to simulate high...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-02-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 11,200
Posted By taemo
the XF 50mm is becoming my 2nd favourite lens on...

the XF 50mm is becoming my 2nd favourite lens on the X-T2 after the XF 18mm, funny thing is I was never a fan of the 75mm FOV on Leica or DSLR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,521
Posted By taemo
My final take on this is if you're having second...

My final take on this is if you're having second guesses on the M10, then it is not for you.

If you do end up picking one up, you may actually enjoy and justify the cost but on the back of your...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-31-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By taemo
congrats, please share your photos taken with the...

congrats, please share your photos taken with the XF 50mm f/2
it's an amazing lens. I'm really happy with my 12/18/50 trio
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,521
Posted By taemo
pretty much the reason why digital Leicas didn't...

pretty much the reason why digital Leicas didn't last more than a couple of months for me.

photography is just a hobby for me and I don't like the idea on putting more than 2000$ on a depreciating...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-29-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,177
Posted By taemo
bought this book, 100 Photographs: The Most...

bought this book, 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time after seeing it on the side table while at the dentist.
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