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Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
The question about water supply is a difficult...

The question about water supply is a difficult one. We were vacationing in Palm Springs this March and my father-in-law was of the opinion that it would get to a point where SoCal would just come for...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
Though far from easy, the best way around this is...

Though far from easy, the best way around this is to bring your job with you. IE have your own business and be able to transport it.
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
I love Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in...

I love Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in general. But Seattle is a particularly nice city. I'm in love with the Oregon coast since our visit there a couple years ago.

My wife is from BC and her...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
Frank, I'll suggest another option: Stay in...

Frank, I'll suggest another option:

Stay in Canada? Winters in the Niagara Peninsula are manageable. Victoria is beautiful year round. And there's also the Okanagan Valley. You will get snow there...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
In big parts of Canada it's about the weather and...

In big parts of Canada it's about the weather and that's it. I would wager that with milder winters many Canadians would be quite happy with where they are year-round.

In Ottawa this year it was -20...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,500
Posted By Paddy C
I'm an extremely liberal person and I love Mann's...

I'm an extremely liberal person and I love Mann's work. But I will confess that Immediate Family can make me uncomfortable. I love the work and probably actual like that uncomfortable part but I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,301
Posted By Paddy C
I love, love, love tumblr. Mine...

I love, love, love tumblr.

Mine is:
http://aroundottawa.tumblr.com

A few of my favs:

http://jasonvaughnart.tumblr.com

http://jacindaelena.tumblr.com
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,458
Posted By Paddy C
I'm still a loooong way from retirement but,...

I'm still a loooong way from retirement but, living in Ottawa, I would already like to be a snowbird. I've had it with winter.

There are so many places you can go that would, I think, be great. But...
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By Paddy C
Professional logos are designed in Illustrator or...

Professional logos are designed in Illustrator or other vector-based drawing/illustration software.

You would never create a logo in InDesign.

You create them as vectors so that they can be scaled...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 8,690
Posted By Paddy C
I've run experiments shooting raw and...

I've run experiments shooting raw and best-quality JPGs at the same time (as well as adjusting the picture profile for the JPGs) and I always find a significant preference for the final file I get...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 11,357
Posted By Paddy C
Although I'm not qualified to comment on such...

Although I'm not qualified to comment on such issues, I will…

What I find strange is why a company like Blackstone would even want to invest in Leica. I mean what were they thinking? That Leica was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,271
Posted By Paddy C
Frankly, these sort of articles (which appear...

Frankly, these sort of articles (which appear from time to time) are quite pointless.

How many mega-pixels you need depends a lot on what you are doing and what will be done with your images.

Is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 8,443
Posted By Paddy C
Very much like Thomas Kinkade in some...

Very much like Thomas Kinkade in some respects.

Basically a couple of con artists making good use of populism when you get down to it.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-18-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 37,252
Posted By Paddy C
That's a good tip. I can be so lazy sometimes.

That's a good tip. I can be so lazy sometimes.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 37,252
Posted By Paddy C
Joe, keep an eye on the shutter speed if you are...

Joe, keep an eye on the shutter speed if you are using aperture priority. In my experience, the M's firmware is programmed to keep ISO low at the expense of shutter speed. This is why the camera will...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-08-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,832
Posted By Paddy C
For those interested, here's a link with some...

For those interested, here's a link with some example photos and a video in which the couple talks quite a bit about the different...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,832
Posted By Paddy C
Looks like I spoke too soon. Won't be released in...

Looks like I spoke too soon. Won't be released in North America. The price is also looking high (in CDN$). 770 euros is just over 1K CDN. Well out of line with the competition. Not that it matters...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,832
Posted By Paddy C
It's looking like a nice upgrade and that means...

It's looking like a nice upgrade and that means I'll be keeping the M as my primary MLC. Would love to hear about some lens additions. A 50 and 85 equiv on the same level as the current 22 would be...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-03-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,832
Posted By Paddy C
Yes. New image of the...

Yes. New image of the back:

http://www.canonwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/m3_backx2zuo.jpg
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-03-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,832
Posted By Paddy C
I agree with you. There have been very few times...

I agree with you. There have been very few times that I wanted a viewfinder on the M. And I don't want an add-on EVF. I know from experience (NEX 5N) that they aren't a good solution.

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,993
Posted By Paddy C
This is good really. Like what Sony has done with...

This is good really. Like what Sony has done with the A7 line. Make variations for different folks.

The number of people who can really take advantage (need) this will be limited but they are most...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-28-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
I don't know if those were ever sold in North...

I don't know if those were ever sold in North America. Only ever seen them sold by Asian sellers on ebay. I've been tempted to buy the wrist strap and/or half case a few times but decided it was...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-23-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
When are you getting it? If you haven't picked...

When are you getting it? If you haven't picked one up before I think you will find the build quality quite surprising. It's so solid.

I tend to think Canon had no idea what market segment they were...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-16-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Congrats. I think you will really like it. I went...

Congrats. I think you will really like it. I went overboard and bought the wide angle zoom, the kit zoom, the adapter and a couple of EOS lenses. The wide angle zoom is truly excellent but the rest...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Will be interesting to see if they continue to...

Will be interesting to see if they continue to develop it. I wouldn't place a bet as I'm 50/50.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
It's a great value as long as you don't mind the...

It's a great value as long as you don't mind the slow-ish autofocus. Also note that battery life is crummy.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,907
Posted By Paddy C
I have an Induro tripod with the annoying screw...

I have an Induro tripod with the annoying screw locks (not sure what the term for that is). I bought a Vanguard tripod last summer that has flip locks and a rotating centre column. This was purchased...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,307
Posted By Paddy C
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that Nikon took a bath on the Coolpix A. Probably not a big deal given the small number produced and expected to sell and how it fit into Nikon's overall...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,307
Posted By Paddy C
I just need to share the fact that I'm quite...

I just need to share the fact that I'm quite proud of myself for resisting this.

I wanted an A when they were released but balked at the price. Since then I've moved on. However, the first round of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 12,984
Posted By Paddy C
I should really be a Fuji system owner as so much...

I should really be a Fuji system owner as so much about what Fuji is doing appeals to me. Timing and the X-Trans, however, have prevented that from happening.

X-Trans shooters do seem to rave about...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,075
Posted By Paddy C
This reeks of stunt/scam.

This reeks of stunt/scam.
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,521
Posted By Paddy C
Some yes. But I see the Coolpix A more in the...

Some yes. But I see the Coolpix A more in the tradition of the Contax T2 and T3 cameras, the Minolta TC-1 and Nikon's own 35ti and 28ti cameras. Adjusted for inflation, I would think the original...
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,521
Posted By Paddy C
Justifiably priced and realistically priced are...

Justifiably priced and realistically priced are two different things of course.

I really wanted one of these when they were announced but simply couldn't justify the asking price especially because...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,034
Posted By Paddy C
I still love flickr. I've always had my account...

I still love flickr. I've always had my account set to "all rights reserved."

I think the flickr UI is better than ever. It amazes me that regular users of the web (no matter age) have such...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,849
Posted By Paddy C
I'm not actually interested in macro work. It's...

I'm not actually interested in macro work. It's just that the 90mm looks like it will be the only native "portrait" lens for some time. It's massive and slow for a portrait.

What I'm kinda getting...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,849
Posted By Paddy C
For me, the cameras are really interesting and I...

For me, the cameras are really interesting and I could see a point in the future where I might be tempted. But the lenses are, and I gather will continue to be, on the premium side price-wise. So the...
Forum: Photo Software 11-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6,664
Posted By Paddy C
I'm going to try to find some time this weekend...

I'm going to try to find some time this weekend and see if I can post a couple before/after examples Monday or Tuesday.
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6,664
Posted By Paddy C
Cant' promise but if I have time this week I'll...

Cant' promise but if I have time this week I'll try to export a few and post them to this thread (just not sure I will have time).

With regard to the Portra presets, it's worth noting, I think, that...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6,664
Posted By Paddy C
VSCO 06 quick take

This pack was just released. I've bought and used all the VSCO presets to date and wanted to post a quick review as VSCO always offers a good discount (50%) if you've purchased a pack before but only...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 13,100
Posted By Paddy C
An NEC. Some of the best money I ever spent. I...

An NEC. Some of the best money I ever spent.

I design art books and so although I'm ultimately crunching things to CMYK I like to start with as accurate a view as possible. A nice side benefit is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 13,100
Posted By Paddy C
Put that way it does seem silly. But I don't buy...

Put that way it does seem silly. But I don't buy extended warranties for cars either. Or anything else.

As we all know, companies make a lot of money from extended warranties and that, in itself,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 13,100
Posted By Paddy C
I've never bought Apple Care and, knock on wood,...

I've never bought Apple Care and, knock on wood, never needed it. So over the past 16 years that's been three computers and a savings of something like $700.

If I were to buy an iMac, however, I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-23-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 33,113
Posted By Paddy C
In all discussions of this nature I always feel...

In all discussions of this nature I always feel that some important considerations get overlooked.

One of the big missing parts is that of comparison to past markets.

For example, in the heyday of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-23-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 33,113
Posted By Paddy C
To Helen (much earlier in the thread): Though I...

To Helen (much earlier in the thread):

Though I think the financial market/financial services industry is a great detriment to our society, the decline in camera sales, IMO, is more related to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By Paddy C
Congrats. Great find.

Congrats. Great find.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Over one year on and I still use it regularly. I...

Over one year on and I still use it regularly. I think it is a mostly wonderful little camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 16,208
Posted By Paddy C
Canon EOS-M with 22mm pancake. In a weird way I...

Canon EOS-M with 22mm pancake.

In a weird way I feel it is the digital equivalent of the Contax T3 I owned and loved. The M has great build quality (solid like the Contax), it's small (with lens...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-25-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,667
Posted By Paddy C
Just arrived. Very happy it was reprinted as it...

Just arrived. Very happy it was reprinted as it is a great book. I'll have a chance to take a better look at it this evening.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-25-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,667
Posted By Paddy C
I got a shipped email on Sept 22. I had ordered...

I got a shipped email on Sept 22. I had ordered on Sept 17.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,325
Posted By Paddy C
I've sold a bunch of stuff through ebay over the...

I've sold a bunch of stuff through ebay over the past two years (thinning the herd). Luckily, it all went well but it makes me nervous. I already felt as a seller that I had little protection. This...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By Paddy C
Since you've already ordered I guess this won't...

Since you've already ordered I guess this won't be of much use but…

I bought an NEC 26" Spectraview some years ago (I want to say it must six now). Came with the Spectraview calibration software and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-18-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,039
Posted By Paddy C
My wife is the director of a university art...

My wife is the director of a university art gallery that has a rigorously contemporary program. So she runs into this often.

People have so much trouble understanding the difference between the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-18-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,039
Posted By Paddy C
I don't sense any elevated blood pressure. You...

I don't sense any elevated blood pressure.

You began this topic with:



Not: "Hey I threw some images up on crated. Let's see if anyone buys."

I've only tried to provide my two cents on why. I'm...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-18-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,039
Posted By Paddy C
There is an insane amount of content being...

There is an insane amount of content being produced today. Everyone is a "maker." And lots of people are trying to make money from what they make.

But if you think people are just going to somehow,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-17-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,667
Posted By Paddy C
Thanks. I ordered one. We'll see if it comes...

Thanks. I ordered one. We'll see if it comes through.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,763
Posted By Paddy C
For me the issue is that although I might invest...

For me the issue is that although I might invest in one expensive lens for my most-used focal length, I like to have options as to how I fill out the rest of the lineup. Sony doesn't offer this in...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-15-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,375
Posted By Paddy C
Don't think so. I believe it isn't using the...

Don't think so. I believe it isn't using the whole sensor to allow for different aspect ratios and also (I presume) to allow for a smaller/better lens specification.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,763
Posted By Paddy C
I have found with the FF A-mount line that Sony...

I have found with the FF A-mount line that Sony favoured fast, high-end lenses that are, necessarily, quite expensive.

I had a feeling the FE line up would be similar. I've bought expensive lenses...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,210
Posted By Paddy C
It doubt very much that the storage company can...

It doubt very much that the storage company can claim absolutely all rights. All rights to physical ownership of the property yes. Copyright, not a chance.

Maloof claims to have only recently...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,210
Posted By Paddy C
From the start this has been a fascinating story...

From the start this has been a fascinating story and I think full of lots of important lessons and opportunities to learn – you don't come across this often.

Some thoughts:
Copyright has become...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5,505
Posted By Paddy C
I don't have a stake in this other than an...

I don't have a stake in this other than an interest in the A7 as a possible future purchase – it's really grown on me since the introduction.

Both the 35 and 55 AF Zeiss e mounts look brilliant from...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,618
Posted By Paddy C
SSP is universally despised from what I've read....

SSP is universally despised from what I've read. At this point (both in the history of computers and software and given the length of time Sigma has had with the sensors etc.) software so bad is...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,865
Posted By Paddy C
I love my EOS M and it is now my most-used...

I love my EOS M and it is now my most-used camera.

But I wouldn't necessarily say buy it.

I also don't think it's a dead system. It's selling well in Asia, particularly Japan where, if I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Paddy C
I'm one of those people for whom the move to the...

I'm one of those people for whom the move to the "cloud" and CC has been good (I use a number of Adobe apps for work). However, Adobe's implementation of managing it has been nothing but glitchy for...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-04-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,774
Posted By Paddy C
Looks to me like Burnett was definitely using...

Looks to me like Burnett was definitely using movements in some of those shots. Many do look like "straight" shots making use only of the shallow DoF.

Given his artist pass (or whatever is was...
Forum: Photo Software 06-27-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 8,614
Posted By Paddy C
No at all surprising. I never used Aperture but...

No at all surprising. I never used Aperture but always thought it didn't have much change against Lightroom and Adobe. "Photos" isn't going to be a substitute for Aperture so I feel for all the folks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2014
Replies: 265
Views: 26,933
Posted By Paddy C
"Comparison is the thief of joy." – Roosevelt I...

"Comparison is the thief of joy." – Roosevelt

I think there is some envy in the comments you were reading.

I also think photographers have become obsessed with fast lenses and that they are often...
Forum: Travel 05-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By Paddy C
Wow. Sounds amazing. I'm really envious. Haven't...

Wow. Sounds amazing. I'm really envious.

Haven't been to Turkey but it is on the list. Anyone we know who has gone and toured around has raved about it.

Boy, Italy, France and Greece. That's a good...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By Paddy C
Good advice. Allow me to step in. :D None of...

Good advice. Allow me to step in. :D

None of these cards are great guys. Sorry but it has to be said.

OP:

Go to this site: http://us.moo.com

Take a look at their Luxe cards. Very nice and very...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,202
Posted By Paddy C
It's on my list for July (that's when I figure...

It's on my list for July (that's when I figure I'll have the time).

Going to put a 256gb SSD in my Mac Pro as the boot/app drive. I already have a 128gb SSD which I will finally put to use as a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-07-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 8,185
Posted By Paddy C
To be frank, I think you are conflating numerous,...

To be frank, I think you are conflating numerous, but not necessarily connected ideas in too brief a blog post. Ideas about professionalism and amateurs, snapshots and art, etc. You start well and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,465
Posted By Paddy C
I'll be the lone dissenter here: terrible bokeh...

I'll be the lone dissenter here: terrible bokeh (doubling) and wicked CA. Both to be expected especially when shooting a close subject but the bokeh is particularly distracting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,096
Posted By Paddy C
I've been using the "new" look since it was made...

I've been using the "new" look since it was made available. There are a few things I don't like but they are small and overall I think they've done great work and made big improvements.
Forum: Travel 03-28-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,624
Posted By Paddy C
Fantastic. Have fun. I'm sure you'll have a great...

Fantastic. Have fun. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

With these decisions I always think that if you want pretty "picture perfect" shots of a place buy a coffee table book or some postcards. What...
Forum: Photo Software 03-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Paddy C
I second (or third) the Martin Evening books. I...

I second (or third) the Martin Evening books. I think there's a lot to learn with LR and if you are old school or PS familiar, LR presents a different approach that may not be immediately...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-18-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Very nifty. Was that with an EF lens?

Very nifty. Was that with an EF lens?
Forum: Travel 03-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Paddy C
Just there in October. I second the Trastevere...

Just there in October. I second the Trastevere mention whether you are photographing or not.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/10562338355_ca40b1c110_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/h6mKcZ)

Do some...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Paddy C
I have a feeling your 5N is worth less than $300....

I have a feeling your 5N is worth less than $300. Much better off to go to the local Salvation Army store (or equiv) and but a piece of junk for $5. Send that and you will get the $300.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-11-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Love that.

Love that.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-10-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
Thanks, guys. The M sort of threw a wrench into...

Thanks, guys.

The M sort of threw a wrench into my digi cam plans. I like it and the lenses so much that I'm reluctant to invest more in the NEX line. But the NEX has the broader selection on...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-08-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 16,716
Posted By Paddy C
I couldn't resist buying last August when the...

I couldn't resist buying last August when the fire sale was on. I added the 11-22 zoom in September before a trip to Italy and the 18-55 (which I have yet to even use) in November.

I took the M and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,929
Posted By Paddy C
Probably the best solution for screen viewing...

Probably the best solution for screen viewing right now would be the Frank Petronio iPad app. You do have one of those right, Frank?

You would then be dealing with a reliable, consistent and...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,755
Posted By Paddy C
Winter is pretty in Ottawa for about a month...

Winter is pretty in Ottawa for about a month (roughly first snow fall until say two weeks after Christmas). Then it becomes a disheartening slog. I know it affects my mood.

As I get older I find I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By Paddy C
I feel I've been around just long enough (38...

I feel I've been around just long enough (38 years) and know just enough people (many of my friends are 10 years older than I am which is helpful) to believe that people are either doers or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 17,321
Posted By Paddy C
Small image but looks good from what I can see. I...

Small image but looks good from what I can see. I agree, would you mind sharing a bit more about your workflow? I would greatly appreciate it as I have a lot of colour neg sitting around that I want...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 02-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 4,720
Posted By Paddy C
Just watched a video showing the AF and it looks...

Just watched a video showing the AF and it looks crazy. Reading the specs I thought it was the usual marketing brag bs but looks legit in the video.

The AF is a big deal because it has generally...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 17,321
Posted By Paddy C
RPL uses Fuji Frontier and Noritsu scanners...

RPL uses Fuji Frontier and Noritsu scanners (which, if I'm not mistaken) are really mini-labs – ie. they process, scan, and print I think. Don't know if RPL uses them as such. I'm guessing the combo...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 17,321
Posted By Paddy C
Maybe someday I'll watch the tutorial and give CP...

Maybe someday I'll watch the tutorial and give CP another go. But scanning/colour correcting is largely why I gave up shooting colour film.

A couple years ago I sent six rolls of 120 to Richard...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 17,321
Posted By Paddy C
I went on a colour neg scanning bender a few...

I went on a colour neg scanning bender a few years ago. Colour Perfect was, for me, incomprehensible. I can usually figure out any piece of software without aid but CP was/is nasty.

To answer your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Paddy C
Totally missed this thread. Although I no longer...

Totally missed this thread. Although I no longer own a range finder and don't really shot film anymore, I'm still a photographing and still living in Ottawa so if anyone's interested in a meet up let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,403
Posted By Paddy C
Thinking about a Mamiya 645 system. But I'm also...

Thinking about a Mamiya 645 system. But I'm also thinking that's probably a silly idea (for me) so I'm going to let it sit for a while and my interest may pass.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-22-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,667
Posted By Paddy C
I don't entirely disagree with what you're saying...

I don't entirely disagree with what you're saying here. But, I do think what you've written makes some big leaps and also may show a little of the correlation doesn't imply causation error in...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,615
Posted By Paddy C
Sold out now.

Sold out now.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By Paddy C
I have a Canon Selphy which I think is probably a...

I have a Canon Selphy which I think is probably a much better option than this Fuji.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,458
Posted By Paddy C
I really like my EOS M. So much so that it is the...

I really like my EOS M. So much so that it is the only camera coming with me this Christmas holiday.

I've added the wide-angle zoom and the kit zoom to the 22 the camera came with.

The wide-angle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,297
Posted By Paddy C
Number of megapixels does not reflect quality so...

Number of megapixels does not reflect quality so for many photographers (almost all if we're counting all markets) megapixels have already become irrelevant. Screen viewing and sufficient fairly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,467
Posted By Paddy C
This. About 100 times over. And please, let's...

This. About 100 times over.

And please, let's stop with the "you aren't the target audience" retort. You could say that "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2" has a target audience. But that audience is all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,467
Posted By Paddy C
If you were to hand a DF and a Sony a850 (which I...

If you were to hand a DF and a Sony a850 (which I own) to most photographers (other things being equal), I would be surprised if the DF was seen as a truly more useable camera despite its knobs and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paddy C
One other consideration that I've been mulling...

One other consideration that I've been mulling over is to include "free" shipping. If you limit your sales to buyers located in the continental USA you can figure out what the most expensive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paddy C
I've sold some gear recently and have more to go....

I've sold some gear recently and have more to go. Once finished I promise I'll write a post about it all because it's given me some insight into buying gear. But I digress...

Check KEH and completed...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy C
My Mac Pro is just about to turn three years old...

My Mac Pro is just about to turn three years old so I should be at least three years away from having to make a decision.

Apple has a taken a step to completely separate the Mac Pro from the iMac....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-22-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 16,816
Posted By Paddy C
They are ugly cameras (IMO) but otherwise quite...

They are ugly cameras (IMO) but otherwise quite good.

I'm not interested (close to zero interest) because I've got to stop buying gear and I'm so not interested in another new lens mount. Having a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,159
Posted By Paddy C
The way the world is going I would be hesitant to...

The way the world is going I would be hesitant to make any 5/6 year predictions.

If I was forced, I would agree with you Keith that there won't be any mechanical rangefinders. I think it will be all...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,864
Posted By Paddy C
You are not alone. I can't believe how ugly they...

You are not alone. I can't believe how ugly they look.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,379
Posted By Paddy C
Sometimes these threads around...

Sometimes these threads around here...

http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/assets/Image/Nieman%20Reports/Images%20by%20Issue/winter2006/24.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,934
Posted By Paddy C
I have already made the switch to an extent. I...

I have already made the switch to an extent. I like using the iPhone 4S and have taken some surprisingly (to me) good pics with it. For me it fully replaces a P&S. When I know I want better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Paddy C
There is no shortage of complaints about the...

There is no shortage of complaints about the major couriers on all fronts.

If you are buying from a big supplier (B&H, Amazon, etc.) I find that couriers are OK because any additional costs will be...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Paddy C
The Timbuk2 bag is not bad. I think I'll take a...

The Timbuk2 bag is not bad.

I think I'll take a chance and order the Case Logic Reflexion. This came after looking through all 34 pages of B&H shoulder bags.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Paddy C
Two CSCs (EOS-M and NEX 5N). Both will be in the...

Two CSCs (EOS-M and NEX 5N). Both will be in the bag and I'll be bringing a total of four lenses (two each). This all fits in the 5 Mill, but I can't carry anything else (water bottle, reference...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Paddy C
The Crumpler is $140.00. Relative to a number of...

The Crumpler is $140.00. Relative to a number of other mass-market consumer goods, bags do seem expensive.

But the pressing question here is has anyone used one of these? :D

I've got to get an...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Paddy C
Anyone have one of the Lowepro Messenger Bags?

I've gone back to using my Crumpler 5 mill home but feel it's a bit too small. So I'm thinking of either a Crumpler 6 mill or the Lowepro Pro Messenger 160...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By Paddy C
What to you classify yourself as? You are selling...

What to you classify yourself as? You are selling prints.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By Paddy C
Adobe's problem: Adobe's software is...

Adobe's problem:

Adobe's software is Professional-grade software. Always has been. But now that everyone is a "professional" and no one wants to pay for anything, Adobe is in a bind.

I see so many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,008
Posted By Paddy C
There is a clear benefit to a fixed (non-zoom)...

There is a clear benefit to a fixed (non-zoom) lens matched to a sensor. Both can be optimized. Add the fact that both the Coolpix A and GR are a stop slower than the Leica and it seems completely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,008
Posted By Paddy C
IIRC, Lloyd Chambers may have said something...

IIRC, Lloyd Chambers may have said something similar regarding the Ricoh GR. I can't speak from any sort of experience, but having looked seriously at both cameras and read reviews the lens-sensor...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By Paddy C
I was thinking of getting the Ari but when I saw...

I was thinking of getting the Ari but when I saw you mentioned it was big I did an image search. Kinda surprised me. It is a big bag. I'm going to have to keep looking.

The point and shot field bag...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 11,261
Posted By Paddy C
My kit arrived from B&H last week. Took a few...

My kit arrived from B&H last week. Took a few pics yesterday. It's really an interesting counter-point to the NEX (I have had a 5N for almost two years now).

The 22 f2 is the real reason I bought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,348
Posted By Paddy C
Hah! I'll make you deal. If I have time, I'm...

Hah! I'll make you deal. If I have time, I'm going to try to get the rolls up next week. If I get $20/roll, on average, I'll mail you a roll of another film for every roll I sell. No joke.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,348
Posted By Paddy C
HOLY COW! I must have about 10-12 rolls of 135...

HOLY COW! I must have about 10-12 rolls of 135 sitting here. Thanks for this thread. To ebay next week.

BTW: I didn't shoot much of it but didn't like it. Could have been the processing/exposure....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-14-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 11,261
Posted By Paddy C
Oh dear! Despite my comments in another thread I...

Oh dear! Despite my comments in another thread I pulled the trigger today on the 22mm w/flash kit from B&H. I called a local store and they told me they weren't going to get more in and that it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By Paddy C
Nikon has been making eyeglass lenses since 1946....

Nikon has been making eyeglass lenses since 1946. So this isn't anything new.

I had Zeiss lenses in my previous glasses but went with Nikon SeeMax lenses this time. They are excellent lenses. Clear,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-09-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 9,514
Posted By Paddy C
David, maybe a strange, unanswerable question,...

David, maybe a strange, unanswerable question, but how does the EOS-M compare to the X100 (which I recall you also have)?

Just curious because I have an odd group of cameras on my consider list at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2013
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,232
Posted By Paddy C
Lovely. Beautiful light and tones.

Lovely. Beautiful light and tones.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-31-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 19,624
Posted By Paddy C
I've been humming and hawing over the GR and the...

I've been humming and hawing over the GR and the Coolpix A for good while now and then saw the EOS-M kit price.

The EOS-M has a nice build but is otherwise a bit of turd IMHO. I just like that 22mm...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,830
Posted By Paddy C
Would really love to have one but it would have...

Would really love to have one but it would have to be $1K less for me to start moving my hand towards my wallet.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 18,491
Posted By Paddy C
Drove down the coast just two weeks ago. First...

Drove down the coast just two weeks ago. First time in Oregon.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9276731951_fa1d7d9935_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9276731951/)
Coast diptych...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,680
Posted By Paddy C
I still regret not buying one of these when B&H...

I still regret not buying one of these when B&H was blowing them out last Christmas. Although I was trying not to spend money (in general but more specifically on camera gear) that was a poor...
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,368
Posted By Paddy C
I used to find Rockwell amusing but he's either...

I used to find Rockwell amusing but he's either insane or having a laugh. The joke's old and what's left is useless.

Huff is actually OK even though a lot of what's on his site is not to my liking....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,550
Posted By Paddy C
When buying almost anything it is best to wait. I...

When buying almost anything it is best to wait. I have always been a spender and a quick buyer. I'm trying to break both habits.

So I may buy a GR or an X100S (can't decide) but then I may not buy...
Forum: Sony RX Series 06-16-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,045
Posted By Paddy C
"Comparison is the thief of joy"

"Comparison is the thief of joy"
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 5,102
Posted By Paddy C
I've had no problems with speed since the change....

I've had no problems with speed since the change. Snappy for me. No bugs either.

I quite like what they've done with everything. Thumbs up from me. Much better experience.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,452
Posted By Paddy C
I've had a 5N for a year and half now and find it...

I've had a 5N for a year and half now and find it to be a great digital camera. A few complaints for sure but I really like it.

Last fall I bought the LAEA2 adapter to make use of Alpha mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2013
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,232
Posted By Paddy C
I took out both cameras this morning and mounted...

I took out both cameras this morning and mounted the 105 2.4 in turns to evaluate focusing. My 67 has a grid screen with microprism for focusing. My 67ii has a matte screen with split image for...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 32,298
Posted By Paddy C
There's also $500 in favour of the GR. I've been...

There's also $500 in favour of the GR.

I've been looking at both but will not make a purchase until September. (and maybe not even then).

Very tough decision IMO. Both would be ideal I think. And...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2013
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,232
Posted By Paddy C
I've got both but it's been a while. I'll have...

I've got both but it's been a while. I'll have time tomorrow to pull both out and take a look and let you know. My 67 has the micro prism and the ii has the split image.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By Paddy C
Nothing amateur about social media. If you have...

Nothing amateur about social media. If you have those channels set up and are using them you should link to them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By Paddy C
1. Make your site responsive. 2. No music. Ever....

1. Make your site responsive.
2. No music. Ever. For any reason.
3. Edit. Then edit again. As soon as a visitor starts to wonder if the photos have been edited you will lose him or her.
4. Horizontal...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,919
Posted By Paddy C
SAR seems to think that's fake. He has no info on...

SAR seems to think that's fake. He has no info on a new RX.
Forum: Photo Software 05-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By Paddy C
Dude, you may want to tone down the language a...

Dude, you may want to tone down the language a little. Your replies here and in the coolpix a thread are really out of line.

Pixelmator is quite a good program. I couldn't switch to it because of my...
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,009
Posted By Paddy C
I'm an independent graphic designer (print and...

I'm an independent graphic designer (print and web). And I switched to the subscription model in December.

I like it as I already owned CS5 (design premium), Lightroom and had a subscription to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By Paddy C
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I've sold...

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

I've sold stuff on eBay before without a problem but noticed recently that the fees seem to have gone up dramatically and I'm not sure I can offset them.

To all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By Paddy C
Do you sell gear locally?

I'm in the process of getting some gear ready for sale. Originally I was thinking RFF first and then on to eBay if needed. Really want to avoid eBay.

Then it occurred to me that I could try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 8,607
Posted By Paddy C
One note about Cargo: I don't believe any of...

One note about Cargo: I don't believe any of their templates are currently responsive. That's a big negative IMO. But you would have to confirm that.

Another option (similar to Squarespace) is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,043
Posted By Paddy C
Lenses. (period) (maybe) Image quality. (with a...

Lenses. (period) (maybe)

Image quality. (with a lot of ifs)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Paddy C
Often organically. By chance I'll see a link...

Often organically. By chance I'll see a link somewhere and find my way to the person's flickr and find some work I really like. Or it might be a photography site that features a photographer...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,746
Posted By Paddy C
That's weird. I was just looking through them an...

That's weird. I was just looking through them an hour ago. Link was from ToP. But you're right it's not working now.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,746
Posted By Paddy C
Lots of samples up on...

Lots of samples up on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/silver2silicon/sets/72157633397476798/with/8700419936/
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,746
Posted By Paddy C
Just taking a quick look over the info on these...

Just taking a quick look over the info on these and it's reasonable to assume these will be nothing short of exceptional.

12mm is a little wide for me. For most uses I would have preferred 16mm. The...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-01-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,746
Posted By Paddy C
That was an early listing on Australian site...

That was an early listing on Australian site IIRC. Don't ask me how I remember that.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
No problem. Thanks for the info. My wife and I...

No problem. Thanks for the info.

My wife and I are now planning a trip for September (Italy) so I'm not sure this camera is going to fit in the budget anymore.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-23-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
Just an FYI that dpreview has updated their GR...

Just an FYI that dpreview has updated their GR preview. Included is their standard studio test scene which offers JPG and RAW comparison:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/ricoh-gr/8

One camera...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-19-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
Dave, how are you finding the AF of the Coolpix?...

Dave, how are you finding the AF of the Coolpix? Both speed and accuracy?

For my intended use I don't think AF speed is going to be a big deal but I'm curious as a number of the early reviews note...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-18-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
There's something wonderful about a fixed lens...

There's something wonderful about a fixed lens camera IMO. That and the fact that the lens and sensor combo of either the Nikon or the Ricoh should out-do the NEX give me the wants.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-18-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
No question. Although I have the NEX set up as...

No question. Although I have the NEX set up as well as I can it is still not great.



With the body cap on the NEX (which makes it exactly the same depth as the Coolpix and thus smaller overall) it...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-18-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
Weird. I opened up camerasize.com and compared...

Weird. I opened up camerasize.com and compared the Coolpix A and Ricoh GR to the NEX 5N (my primary digital camera). They are all the same size. Actually the NEX is smaller in width and height than...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-17-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,354
Posted By Paddy C
Just realized I was looking at the 5.6 samples...

Just realized I was looking at the 5.6 samples not the 2.8. Although the same issues appear in both.

I would be tempted to say that the Ricoh exhibits wavy field curvature and that Ricoh optimized...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-17-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,354
Posted By Paddy C
Nice looking camera. I prefer the look of the...

Nice looking camera. I prefer the look of the Coolpix. Also, having gone through the Coolpix manual, I feel that the Nikon has some nice UI features that the GR can't match.

Having looked at the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,354
Posted By Paddy C
The Play and +/- buttons look to be in quite an...

The Play and +/- buttons look to be in quite an awkward place.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-14-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 58,354
Posted By Paddy C
Will be interesting to see how it compares to the...

Will be interesting to see how it compares to the Nikon Coolpix A. Both seem similar.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-12-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
That's a very bad thing. Then you made it doubly...

That's a very bad thing. Then you made it doubly bad by involving us! ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,537
Posted By Paddy C
Oh that was funny. :D I keep them for potential...

Oh that was funny. :D

I keep them for potential re-sale. Most of what I've bought used has come with nothing (no manual packaging etc) so I don't care. Just want front and rear caps on a lens.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
Money hasn't stopped me from wanting an RX1. But...

Money hasn't stopped me from wanting an RX1. But the Coolpix is actually in the realm of the possible so I'm focusing on it. :D
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
Three for black then. The silver does not look as...

Three for black then. The silver does not look as good as I thought it would in this image:

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/img/dcw/docs/593/500/002.jpg
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
So black or silver? I like the retro look of the...

So black or silver? I like the retro look of the silver.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,178
Posted By Paddy C
I've been using a wide-gamut NEC with NEC...

I've been using a wide-gamut NEC with NEC calibration tool for a number of years.

If you spend a lot of time in front of a monitor I think it's important to buy a good one and make sure it's...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-31-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
I think I am too at that price though I still...

I think I am too at that price though I still really, really wish it was a 35mm equiv rather than 28.

Gary, thanks for that forum link.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By Paddy C
New stock photo site

By the guy who started iStockphoto:

http://www.stocksy.com

Interesting model. Funny how the site (and all the photos) look like most of the tumblr sites I frequent. Not that I think that's a bad...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,168
Posted By Paddy C
Thoughts on the RX1: 1. It appears the...

Thoughts on the RX1:

1. It appears the lens/sensor combo really is the cat's meow.
2. It's mighty tempting as I love Zeiss lenses and the 35mm focal length.

However:

3. It's very expensive. Your...
Forum: Photo Software 03-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By Paddy C
Been wanting to give Silver Efex a go for...

Been wanting to give Silver Efex a go for sometime. This bundle price is really appealing. Going to order.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2013
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,232
Posted By Paddy C
Lovely, Keith. Such wonderful tones. And great...

Lovely, Keith. Such wonderful tones. And great composition.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-06-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
The only camera I can fit in the pocket of my...

The only camera I can fit in the pocket of my jeans or (comfortably in my shorts) is my iPhone. So come summer I find pocketable gets impossible.

So to me there are three sizes of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By Paddy C
I'm getting interested in this thing. If the...

I'm getting interested in this thing. If the reviews are good I would be willing to part with $800 for it.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
RE the price. Back in ye olde days of film,...

RE the price. Back in ye olde days of film, hi-end compacts we're, what, $800-$1K (+)?

That's 15 (+) years ago prices! (IE think inflation adjust).

And you had to buy film!!! And...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-05-2013
Replies: 244
Views: 22,964
Posted By Paddy C
No EVF, a stop slow on the lens (for my tastes),...

No EVF, a stop slow on the lens (for my tastes), not a fan of 28mm, and no on-sensor PDAF. So it's likely going to be well behind the X100S in terms of AF speed.

Still, nice to see them release...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Paddy C
I would try to sell pretty much any piece of gear...

I would try to sell pretty much any piece of gear somewhere other than eBay first.

If that doesn't work, then I would look to eBay as a last resort.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 21,439
Posted By Paddy C
Will be tempted but have to wait until the NEX 7N...

Will be tempted but have to wait until the NEX 7N announcement. And even then, I'm supposed to be on a strict budget this year so I'm not sure a camera purchase is going to happen.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,065
Posted By Paddy C
Lately, when I am keen to buy a new toy, I...

Lately, when I am keen to buy a new toy, I seriously think through how the new toy would benefit me – IE how would it be better then what I have.

This is working because I end up with the same...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Paddy C
You could take a look at SPAO here in Ottawa....

You could take a look at SPAO here in Ottawa. Very good school IMO. I took a darkroom course there a few years ago. I don't know that they offer darkroom workshops however.

http://www.spao.ca
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,157
Posted By Paddy C
When I answered Leica didn't even cross my mind...

When I answered Leica didn't even cross my mind though they obviously had the first "main-stream/mass produced/wide audience" full frame camera without a mirror. I think.

I could say something...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 10,157
Posted By Paddy C
Sony, since it's more or less confirmed. Either...

Sony, since it's more or less confirmed. Either late 2013 or early 2014.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 7,487
Posted By Paddy C
Olympus Stylus Epic (NA...

Olympus Stylus Epic (NA version)

http://www.d2gallery.com/images/d2gallery_OlyStylusEpic-03.jpg

or

Olympus MJU II (all other...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,554
Posted By Paddy C
I've also heard the emperor has new clothes. What...

I've also heard the emperor has new clothes. What a time we're living in!

I've used all sorts of cameras and I've enjoyed using all of them. Some have been better then others but mostly they have...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By Paddy C
After initially dismissing the length, I've...

After initially dismissing the length, I've started to think the same thing.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,442
Posted By Paddy C
I've given up on manual focus lenses on my Nex...

I've given up on manual focus lenses on my Nex 5N. Just for now.

There's no question you can get excellent results but I've concluded the following:
1. It's better stopped down (greater depth of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 9,658
Posted By Paddy C
You are assuming that everyone who bought a black...

You are assuming that everyone who bought a black version would not have bought a silver version if that was all that was available.

I'm assuming the opposite – that a large portion of the black...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Paddy C
I haven't shot any film in a while but when I did...

I haven't shot any film in a while but when I did I always ordered from the states (mostly B&H). Never a problem. Saved a bucket of cash doing so.

Note that B&H added a new shipping option for...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 9,658
Posted By Paddy C
I much prefer the look of the black X100. Say...

I much prefer the look of the black X100.

Say all you want about the fact that Fuji isn't really "screwing" anyone, about how they are a company out to make money, etc. etc. but I can't imagine it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-10-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 9,441
Posted By Paddy C
Thank you very much for the explanation.

Thank you very much for the explanation.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-09-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 9,441
Posted By Paddy C
I don't have any skin in this game (as long as I...

I don't have any skin in this game (as long as I don't give in a buy an X100s) other than that I like working in LR. But I have a question:

Why has it been so difficult to deal with X-Trans RAW...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 20,810
Posted By Paddy C
This comment cracked me up. I loved him saying...

This comment cracked me up. I loved him saying "skip it" while smoking.

Great video. Thanks so much for posting it.
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,954
Posted By Paddy C
Except the merrill doesn't do low-light.

Except the merrill doesn't do low-light.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Paddy C
Don't feel dumb. I don't. And I have no idea how...

Don't feel dumb. I don't. And I have no idea how to leave feedback. And I don't know if anyone has for me. :o
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-18-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 6,143
Posted By Paddy C
You can get it with the 10mm for $100 more...

You can get it with the 10mm for $100 more IIRC.

I have a NEX kit and, as neat as the V1 is, I think I would be disappointed with the IQ, interface, and options if I were to switch.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-18-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 6,143
Posted By Paddy C
I took a good look at the X10 a few times but...

I took a good look at the X10 a few times but ultimately passed.

IMO, the Sony RX100 is, without question, the best camera in this sector.

B&H has the Nikon 1 V1 w/kit zoom on sale right now for...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-29-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 9,199
Posted By Paddy C
At the moment I can't justify getting the 6 as...

At the moment I can't justify getting the 6 as I've only had the 5N for a year. But it is tempting.

However, I've been bothered by the overall AF performance of the 5N on more than a few occasions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,240
Posted By Paddy C
To answer the original question: I can only guess...

To answer the original question: I can only guess that it has/had something to do with the number of units they figure they can sell and the current lens lineup which is not FF compatible on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 99,955
Posted By Paddy C
In Ottawa. I have been alternating between...

In Ottawa. I have been alternating between Fleenor and Krikor.

The viewing mirror inside the camera shows some corrosion and I would love to have that replaced if possible. I know a few of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-20-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 99,955
Posted By Paddy C
Man, I've been fence-sitting on my 2.8F for a...

Man, I've been fence-sitting on my 2.8F for a year and a half now. Film advance isn't working. I just feel like it's this big leap of faith to package it up and send it for repair.

I think it's...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 8,880
Posted By Paddy C
Fantastic. Great use of the wide angle.

Fantastic. Great use of the wide angle.
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