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Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Godfrey
I've had both of these (and two other similar era...

I've had both of these (and two other similar era Super Ikontas in 6x6 and 645 as well), and a Balda. I've kept the Voigtländer Perkeo II out of all of them: best made, best lens, next to the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,323
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many developers over the years. All...

I've used many developers over the years. All have their plusses and minuses. HC-110 is reformulated? When I need more developer, I'll try it and if it doesn't pass muster, I'll use something else....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 1,980
Posted By Godfrey
What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary...

What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary language ...


The M is a small, niche market camera. The L-mount lenses are addressing broad potential sales in the Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,059
Posted By Godfrey
I've used every type of reel and tank system...

I've used every type of reel and tank system available in the past fifty some years since 1966. My favorites have been the old Kodak Kodacraft "lasagna" tanks (film goes in with a plastic separator...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 6 Days Ago
Replies: 657
Views: 56,317
Posted By Godfrey
Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the...

Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the excess to afford the 907x. But as I contemplated it, I realized that it fit so much of what I'd like to do better than anything I had... I somehow...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 657
Views: 56,317
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad 907x Special Edition...

Hasselblad 907x Special Edition (https://www.hasselblad.com/907x-special-edition/)

The back updates my 500CM to a full modern digital camera. The body will take the new Hasselblad XCD lenses and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely shot, Robert! Still traveling. I'm down...

Lovely shot, Robert!

Still traveling. I'm down to one shot of B&W left, have given three prints away. I have one pack of 8 color shots left, and three and a half days to expose them. The Polaroid...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,344
Posted By Godfrey
I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms,...

I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms, perfect match to my R lenses too. For me, not quite so ergonomic with M lenses, but still superb performance. But when I retired, I found myself not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 657
Views: 56,317
Posted By Godfrey
Some lovely photos in this thread! Ach, my CL...

Some lovely photos in this thread!

Ach, my CL has obviated and replaced use of my M-D, and my next camera has been announced, so I sold the M-D and the WATE to fund it and put in a preorder.

My...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want...

I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want what film offers, I shoot with film cameras; I've got plenty of them and use them regularly. Digital capture offers far more capability in many...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
This is very true. The issue isn't about what the...

This is very true. The issue isn't about what the audience knows about how you made the image, it is what you want/need to make it.

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Godfrey
APS-C has once again become my standard digital...

APS-C has once again become my standard digital format. It works well for me in current cameras with modern 24 Mpixel sensors like the Leica CL, and does particularly well as focal lengths go longer,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By Godfrey
Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread...

Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread too.

I'm on a nice little 10 day trip now. I decided to go utterly minimalistic: A Polaroid SLR670a with four packs of film (3 B&W, 1 color) and my...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Godfrey
I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a...

I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a Voigtländer from the 1950s that matches the Vito II body ... but I find I use them only rarely.

With the Rollei 35, in good light I set the camera to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Godfrey
I had only one experience similar to this: I sold...

I had only one experience similar to this: I sold a camera to a buyer in TW and a week or two after they received it, they complained the lens wasn't the f/2.8 I mentioned, it was the f/2.9 version...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
A few photos from the second roll made with the...

A few photos from the second roll made with the Voigtländer Perkeo II, processed in the Lab-Box using HC-110 (1:49, 8 minutes @ room temperature):...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Godfrey
I haven't used this lens; I had the first version...

I haven't used this lens; I had the first version of the CV Heliar 15/4.5 and it was pretty awful at corners and edges. I understand the model III is much improved, but no direct experience.

The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 572
Views: 84,275
Posted By Godfrey
I've had good results with recent production B&W...

I've had good results with recent production B&W 600 film, but it can always stand improvement. I haven't compared it with the SX-70 B&W film in a while, I should load up the SLR670x and try some to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 572
Views: 84,275
Posted By Godfrey
Agree completely, Robert Blu! :) I just ordered...

Agree completely, Robert Blu! :)
I just ordered some of the latest PO 600 B&W beta to see what it looks like...

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 572
Views: 84,275
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4bbeae2fa3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gNZCZz)
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 B&W

enjoy! G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into...

I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into the Perkeo II on Wednesday and processed it yesterday evening. The Lab-Box worked flawlessly. I've got the negs all scanned and rough-rendered, will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 908
Posted By Godfrey
It is indeed! Lovely camera. :) I can no longer...

It is indeed! Lovely camera. :)

I can no longer find this web page, but luckily I rendered it to a PDF an eon ago when I found it. It has a lot of good information about the R system lens mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 908
Posted By Godfrey
Good to hear you've got it sorted out! Yes, the...

Good to hear you've got it sorted out!

Yes, the Leicaflex SL was/is my dream SLR for many many years. I could never afford the lenses for it in the past, but after Leica discontinued the R system,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,399
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no...

Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no difference.

https://youtu.be/PFHleM14e4A

Camera used was my still wonderful Olympus E-1 DSLR. It will go as fast or as slow as I want to.

I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 244
Views: 12,305
Posted By Godfrey
You hit it. Grab and go ... could be anything...

You hit it.

Grab and go ... could be anything from one of the Polaroids, to the Perkeo II, to my Leica CL (digital).

The Leica CL is my standard camera at present due to its versatility and lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL...

I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL since 1968 that was only consummated with a purchase in 2013. It was a superb camera then that did not in any way disappoint me when I finally acquired...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,449
Posted By Godfrey
I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder)...

I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder) rather then "ELV". ??

I've debated the X1D (and now X1D II) since it was first announced. It's a lovely camera and very attractive to me. But the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,449
Posted By Godfrey
It's very close ... just a little bit wider by...

It's very close ... just a little bit wider by about 3.6° across the diagonal:

Width = 56 mm, Length = 56 mm, Diagonal = 79.196 mm
f - Hor - Vert - Diag
38mm - 72.8° - 72.8° - 92.4°

Width = 33 mm,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,449
Posted By Godfrey
... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not...

... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not inexpensive, sigh. But when I think of what a new SWC costed in 1968*—when I first saw one and fell in love with it—that price isn't actually too far...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By Godfrey
I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb...

I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb shooter.

The more modern replacement for it, for me, is the Leica CL ... I had the SL for a time but never liked using my M lenses on it, they fit the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 908
Posted By Godfrey
I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm...

I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm f/2 in that it is a very very old model (1964 vintage) made for the original Leicaflex ... only one cam, so it doesn't couple correctly with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 443
Views: 64,449
Posted By Godfrey
Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks...

Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks for posting them! :D

I found I wasn't using my SWC enough and when the guy I bought it from (an old friend) mentioned that he really wanted another, I...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,053
Posted By Godfrey
I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of...

I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of RAW Power and Affinity Photo as my potential Lightroom replacements. No time yet for testing, other than briefly poking around in all of them. But LR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,004
Posted By Godfrey
Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah....

Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah. Not worth it. That was an eon ago. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then.

What I'd like to get in the next year is a Hasselblad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01f9dc5da3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHPkTv)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/5.6 @ 1/50

This is the Guadalupe River, curving under the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 10,983
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4a8ece3f0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHb9oF)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/50
Process: Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49, 10 min

Enjoy!...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Godfrey
Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks...

Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks for posting!

She had a darn good eye. I've got a couple of the books of her photos that were published: A tremendous lot of lovely photos in them.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make...

Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make reels and such available independently, given that they're pushing hard to make this a "real" product and not just a one-off via Kickstarter. I'll...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Godfrey
Nice review! I've heard about the battery door...

Nice review!

I've heard about the battery door opening before, but never experienced it with mine. It's a very nice fit on my Leica M4-2 as well as on my Voigtländer Perkeo II. Even works nicely...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,129
Posted By Godfrey
I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that...

I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that said I'm very sensitive to how much resolution is required for a given subject and camera/lens combination used to capture quality images.

For...
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Godfrey
The question is very broad ... A lot of factors...

The question is very broad ... A lot of factors can come into play. Some first order considerations:


Sensor type and configuration
Format and Pixel density
Lens qualities
JPEG or raw capture
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,542
Views: 490,083
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

Enjoy!
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,822
Posted By Godfrey
A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .......

A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .... T-shirt! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,822
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is...

Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is in good shape. I've always liked the CL, had three of them over the years. They're handy and great to carry, the Summicron-C 40 and Elmar-C 90 made for...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Godfrey
A new sample:...

A new sample:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

:D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

enjoy!
G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 10,983
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d940e980aa_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gESvpw)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/100
Processing Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49 dilution,...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Godfrey
:D It also is amazing with the Voigtländer...

:D

It also is amazing with the Voigtländer HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 ASPH. A stunning combination of ultra small and ultra wide magic!

G
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Godfrey
I installed it yesterday and did some testing....

I installed it yesterday and did some testing. Note that I don't have any AF lenses so anything to do with AF focus, AF focus lock, etc is not relevant to my use.


The movable focus point in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,266
Posted By Godfrey
"So why not just shoot film?" Why should I limit...

"So why not just shoot film?"

Why should I limit myself that way when I can use both film and digital capture to get the results I want, at my own discretion? Sure they're different: it's up to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By Godfrey
I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and...

I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and FF sensor cameras (cameras made post 2006). I can get 12-13 stops of useable dynamic range out of all of them at base ISO, and typically two less at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By Godfrey
For me, color work is the domain of digital...

For me, color work is the domain of digital capture exclusively now. When I work with film cameras, I always fit B&W film.

I see very little point to dealing with the complexities of color film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,408
Posted By Godfrey
I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely...

I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely Minox 35GT-E, and my last faithful always reliable Rollei 35S that fit the description.

But mostly what I am carrying now when I want a compact, sma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
For sure. I don't tend to think of a tank like...

For sure.

I don't tend to think of a tank like this as a money saving thing, or even an intimidation workaround.

I think of the Lab-Box (and the Agfa Rondinax) as a means that lets me do the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely...

Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely rendered. I will work through and finish those few of them that I think are worthy to post. Here's one:...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 10,983
Posted By Godfrey
Perkeo II and Kontur finder...

I've had a Perkeo II for some time now. I go through little waves of using it, but the last time was more than five years ago—about when I had it overhauled because the film advance was being flakey....
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Godfrey
I purchased the package a few months ago but...

I purchased the package a few months ago but haven't started testing it yet. It looks good, however.

I plan to buy a new computer a little later this year and, when I do, I will no longer install...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in...

I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in the Perkeo II and processed it in the Lab-Box today. I did continuous agitation; probably made it too contrasty but it was mostly a test...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,905
Posted By Godfrey
... Instant Magny 35 Lens Experiments ...

I've spent some time playing with the Instant Magny 35 and the Instax SQ processing unit with the notion of adaptation to the Hasselblad. I've come to the conclusion that it really isn't particularly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Godfrey
I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format...

I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format cameras: plenty of negative area so low grain, not so low grain that the images have no 'character', and accommodating the generally slower lenses of MF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually...

Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually causing more work than the device was meant to save you from and should just buy a standard tank and changing bag. :)

I bought three of my five Agfa...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me...

Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me very well now ... the number of times I've had more than one roll to process at any given time in the past decade I could count on the fingers of one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
If it's any consolation, I have had one or two...

If it's any consolation, I have had one or two 'accidents' like that with the Rondinax tanks. It is always a big disappointment when it does happen. :(

I've got a few 'junk' rolls that I constructed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is...

CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is another US supplier that is selling them, once supply catches up. Ars Imago is still fulfilling the Kickstarter community pledges at the moment, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer...

I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer Perkeo II with some HP5 so I can test both the 35mm and 120 processing modules. It will take a few days to shoot some decent photos now ... :)

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,291
Posted By Godfrey
An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing...

An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing with a lot of shape to it.

I bicycle and walk far more than I drive my car these days. I've carried a bunch of different cameras when cycling ......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,844
Posted By Godfrey
Lab-Box has arrived!

There was a thread about the Ars Imago "Lab-Box" project on Kickstarter some ages ago, but I cannot find it. The campaign started in February of 2017.

It's been a long, long haul but my Lab-Box has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By Godfrey
The wizard of making contact negatives from...

The wizard of making contact negatives from digital images for printing is/was Dan Burkholder. His techniques and so forth are documented in books available from his website:

...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,921
Posted By Godfrey
For best control of depth of field on FourThirds...

For best control of depth of field on FourThirds format, you need the very fast lenses. The Voigtländer f/0.95 series is great for this, but they are all manual focus, if that matters to you, and are...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,921
Posted By Godfrey
My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm...

My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm f/1.4 (v2 circa 1972): Not only small and light, but some of the most beautiful rendering qualities ever.

Or, switch the lens to my Pentax-L 43mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Godfrey
I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs,...

I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs, two 500CMs, as many as 10 film magazines... many many rolls of film) jam or otherwise malfunction at all.

As someone said before, NASA stripped and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Godfrey
Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars...

Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars when I was at NASA. ??
I saw mainly Zeiss and Leica binox.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Godfrey
Leica might have been content with selling...

Leica might have been content with selling bunches of binoculars to the various scientific teams associated with the Apollo program. I used to see a number of them lying about in several of the labs...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,597
Posted By Godfrey
What holds up the delivery of small form factor...

What holds up the delivery of small form factor FF digital capture cameras? Well, price for number one: Even today, the imager chip itself is the single most expensive component in any FF camera,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By Godfrey
At least you can be secure knowing, when you get...

At least you can be secure knowing, when you get to the Moon, that if your camera breaks there are at least six places where you can borrow one to use...

:D

Great stories, thanks for posting the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,453
Posted By Godfrey
I have never lost the joy of doing photography...

I have never lost the joy of doing photography regardless of what capture medium or camera I happened to be using.

But since I do like many old film cameras, several of which I still have and use,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed! A well written article. Robert Frank...

Indeed! A well written article.

Robert Frank spoke at the Cantor Museum (Stanford University) a couple of years ago. I believe he'd just turned 90. It was a fascinating talk by the man who's photo...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many...

I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many years ago (about 1970-71).

(I remember the time period because I took the very last photo ever made of my father with it at my grandmother's apartment...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 5,542
Views: 490,083
Posted By Godfrey
From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor...

From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48271753706_d423f42cf0_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-12-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived,...

A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived, photo made with the elusive Ferrania P30 film. Very nice! :-)

Just three more to go...

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a...

Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a slightly different take on my loop at a different point in the day than usual, I came through the edge of the University, rounded the bend, and my eyes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 64,449
Posted By Godfrey
Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This...

Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This one by Eugene Ong is terrific and different—hits my buttons right!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,734
Posted By Godfrey
I love people who judge other people's opinions...

I love people who judge other people's opinions negatively because they do not agree with them. There's a reason I had you on my ignore list for a long time. You're back there now.

I gave you my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 7,989
Posted By Godfrey
I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm...

I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm much more productive with digital capture, and can do more because of it. It's not really a matter of how many exposures ...I often go out for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,734
Posted By Godfrey
Complex and expensive. Impractical for...

Complex and expensive. Impractical for interchangeable lenses, as we saw with the Mamiya TLR cameras. Problems with parallax at close focus distances.

It would never have more than a tiny niche...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 7,989
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely flowers! I must get my Hasselblad 500CM...

Lovely flowers!

I must get my Hasselblad 500CM out and do some shooting with it. It is such a wonderful camera ... I've been concentrating on other things for a while now, it's time to revisit this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,734
Posted By Godfrey
The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes...

The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes any sense to me at all is if Hasselblad resumed production of the 503CW, and its accessories and lenses.

A Hasselblad V system body has a shot because...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,826
Posted By Godfrey
You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with...

You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with the film has to do with using 40+ year old cameras which have aged in various ways. At one point I had six original SX-70s and did some testing on this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 36,197
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras...

Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras (yeah, there are soo many of them, right? :)), this one hits the target just right for me.

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,826
Posted By Godfrey
I can only imagine what you'll be saying when...

I can only imagine what you'll be saying when 'One Instant' ships. My calculation is that each exposure will cost me something like $20. I don't mind ... I don't intend to make more than 18 exposures...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Godfrey
I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a...

I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a seller in Japan via Ebay, recently. It arrived in less than a week after the sale closed and was in the condition as described. The rangefinder was a bit...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-08-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,826
Posted By Godfrey
@Leicapixie: I disagree. But whatever works for...

@Leicapixie: I disagree. But whatever works for you ... instant film doesn't suit everyone's desires or needs. I continue to use my Polaroid SX-70 and 600 instant film cameras and enjoy the results...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,207
Posted By Godfrey
If I really just want something that fits in my...

If I really just want something that fits in my pocket, I'll just carry my iPhone 8 Plus. It makes photos as good in quality or better than most other pocketable cameras, and there are excellent...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Sounds good! The corners and edges look to have...

Sounds good!

The corners and edges look to have improved quite a lot over the older VC 15mm f/4.5 v1 that I had, a good thing for sure. Very nice to see that.

And yes: It does take some time to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Nice photos, Shawn. Do you have anything further...

Nice photos, Shawn.
Do you have anything further to say about the lens?

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Another cafe stop... I was sitting outside. These...

Another cafe stop... I was sitting outside. These two young men arrived and took the table next to me. Their behaviors were so disparate in the ten-twenty minutes I was sitting there having lunch and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Godfrey
I've done a lot of Minox 8x11mm photography over...

I've done a lot of Minox 8x11mm photography over the years. :)

Even a 4000 ppi scanner will only net lowish resolution photographs from Minox 8x11mm negatives: a 4000 ppi scan of an 8x11 negative...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,191
Posted By Godfrey
That's not bad for basically out-of-camera...

That's not bad for basically out-of-camera original captures, Raid. The Hologon performs pretty well on the M8/M9 sensor. Many can be corrected to look far nicer, but it's interesting to see what the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
The CL has no framing options that include a...

The CL has no framing options that include a square crop, but it's not hard to estimate it by displaying the grid overlay in the viewfinder. Having the grid on also helps keep your...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Once upon a time, I wrote the software to do...

Once upon a time, I wrote the software to do volumetric corrections on images myself... I wrote such stuff when I worked for NASA/JPL in the 1980s. :)

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By Godfrey
Just take control of the distractions. Turn...

Just take control of the distractions.


Turn off the ringers and notifications, put down your cell phone.
Set up the "VIP" callers list on the phone so that it only dings you when someone whose...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-05-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
I mailed post cards to 43 participants (including...

I mailed post cards to 43 participants (including me), including one person who was a late addition. Right now, I've received 39 post cards, so 4 more to come. :)

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-04-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, from yet another cycle ride......

Yes, from yet another cycle ride...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48198922272_12fab80e5e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2grb5nf)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 640 @ f/8 @ 1/15

enjoy!
G
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Godfrey
My Leica R lenses are amongst my best lenses:...

My Leica R lenses are amongst my best lenses: They're what I use on my Leicaflex SL, Leica R6.2, and Leica CL (digital) cameras. They worked beautifully on the Leica M-P typ 240 and Leica SL that I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-04-2019
Replies: 157
Views: 28,889
Posted By Godfrey
Whatever comes to hand at the time....

Whatever comes to hand at the time.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48196672222_de2bd2e2b4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gqYxvh)
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 18mm lens, ISO 25

Onwards! G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Finally, a good explanation! :D G

Finally, a good explanation! :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, Shawn. But I can correct these sorts...

Thank you, Shawn.

But I can correct these sorts of distortions with tools I already have if I wanted to "correct" things. That's not the point of what I do in my photography—or particularly with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-03-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
A good friend from my work days had lunch with me...

A good friend from my work days had lunch with me yesterday. He's another photo head ... I had the CL+V10 with me and he snapped this shot of me....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Another fabulous structure is the parking garage...

Another fabulous structure is the parking garage at San Jose International Airport. The Guadalupe River Trail runs right next to it: I stopped to take this shot on Sunday while out on my bicycle...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
In film, sure: of course it is. But the whole...

In film, sure: of course it is. But the whole premise of my thread is a "compact digital SWC" ... and in digital it's the pixel count per unit area of output product that's what's important rather...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
From one of my downtown cafe stops last week......

From one of my downtown cafe stops last week...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48175476781_936ef34a5d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gp6UQD)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 160 @ f/8 @...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-30-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
My bicycle ride today brought me right up past...

My bicycle ride today brought me right up past this little thing:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48166008321_cd27152a4a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gogock)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-30-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
My single photo made in Guadalupe River Park on...

My single photo made in Guadalupe River Park on yesterday's cycle ride:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48153024542_74b6da1371_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gn7Qz5)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
After quite a while with no cards received, Brian...

After quite a while with no cards received, Brian Rowe's lovely Yashicamat 124G postcard arrived today! Very nice, Brian!

Only four more to go on my tally. :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
A good start, Shawn! The more the merrier!...

A good start, Shawn! The more the merrier! Ultrawide squares are just too much fun not to work on... :)

This is one of the four exposures I made on today's cycle ride......
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! I'm loving this lens... Here are...

Thank you! I'm loving this lens...

Here are five more photos... These were taken while I was riding on two different bicycle rides last week. Focusing on trees along the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 34,190
Posted By Godfrey
The Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5 performs way above...

The Color-Skopar 28mm f/3.5 performs way above its price point. It's one superb little lens. :)

Great with film in particular. It's not so good a match to FF digital sensors, showing some color...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 34,190
Posted By Godfrey
I have too many lenses. But of my Voigtländer...

I have too many lenses. But of my Voigtländer lenses, the Color Skopar 28mm f/3.5 and the new HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 are the two that I find myself reaching for most of the time recently, the latter in...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, but it tends to be depending upon the OS...

Yes, but it tends to be depending upon the OS file system software. The file system software in-camera tends to be very minimal and simplistic, and hits the same spots over and over again.

File...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
What is the most heavily touched block of...

What is the most heavily touched block of information on a FAT file system? The File Allocation Table. When you do a quick format of a FAT file system, it's the File Allocation Table alone that is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
I never worry about such things. I use 128G SD...

I never worry about such things. I use 128G SD cards in my cameras nowadays, mostly. There are often 2000 to 2500 raw files (each raw file is about 45megabytes) on them. None of my cards has ever...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
I really love square photos, and square photos...

I really love square photos, and square photos made with the field of view of an ultra wide lens just hit the numbers for me. That's not to say that it is easy ... It always takes a bit of time for...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Godfrey
I had one of the Vito B cameras that did the...

I had one of the Vito B cameras that did the same. I had it overhauled and cleaned by my old friend Fred at International Camera Technicians (http://ictcamera.com).

It worked perfectly after that:...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By Godfrey
The M8 port is the same as the M9 port. The cable...

The M8 port is the same as the M9 port. The cable is one of the two "mini USB" type B connectors (there's a rounded one and a squarish one, the gods only know why...!) to standard USB type A...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By Godfrey
Professionals moved to SLR cameras in the 1960s...

Professionals moved to SLR cameras in the 1960s with the introduction of the Nikon F due to the greater versatility and long lens options. The Nikon F wasn't the first 35mm SLR, but it was reliable,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Catching up on a little of my backlog of photos...

Catching up on a little of my backlog of photos to render ...
All of these with the Leica CL and Voigtländer Hyper-Wide 10mm. Some more heavily processed than my usual. :D

---
From last Sunday's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Well, I always thought the SWC produced...

LOL! Well, I always thought the SWC produced Magic ... :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Raid, I'm not exactly what you're saying...

Hi Raid,

I'm not exactly what you're saying "yes" to, but thus far I'm very pleased that my photos with the Leica CL and the Voigtländer 10mm display the "SWC Magic" to my satisfaction, as did my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
(bolded) I presume you meant to write "vertical"...

(bolded) I presume you meant to write "vertical" rather than "horizontal". Your results are correct for that. A 17mm would emulate the SWC FoV exactly, but there are no M-mount 17mm prime lenses I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you! I see the problem of square sensors...

Thank you!

I see the problem of square sensors as simply being economics ... The demand is low and it's expensive to jigger fabs to make square sensors.

So with a 2:3 sensor, I just use 2/3 of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,503
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. I conjecture that they did a server...

Yes. I conjecture that they did a server reconfiguration today and, while these things should work without shutting the systems down, they often have side-effects on performance and addressing issues...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By Godfrey
I bought one an age ago, before I bought the MR-4...

I bought one an age ago, before I bought the MR-4 meter for my M4-2. It works very well: a convenient meter for any of my meterless cameras with an accessory shoe. And its very accurate, readings...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, Shawn: I used the Super-Elmar-R 15mm on FF...

Yes, Shawn: I used the Super-Elmar-R 15mm on FF cameras to achieve similar results. I used to have a user profile in my SL all set up for it, named simply "SWC Mode". :)

The challenge has been to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Godfrey
There are excellent Voigtländer lenses, for sure;...

There are excellent Voigtländer lenses, for sure; I have a few of them.

But nearly any Leica lens for the M is very well made and performs at an extremely high level; the Voigtländer lenses are a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By Godfrey
I dunno. My Olympus E-1 was manufactured in...

I dunno. My Olympus E-1 was manufactured in October 2003 and is still going strong. It works even better than it did then because raw processors have advanced so much in the past 15 years that it now...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By Godfrey
If you go for a used M typ 240 (typically between...

If you go for a used M typ 240 (typically between $2500 and $3000 on Ebay these days) and any film M you like ($800 to $2000 for decent models/condition), buy a couple of your favorite focal length...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,805
Posted By Godfrey
The back has most of the smarts in it. The 907X...

The back has most of the smarts in it. The 907X body is basically a lens mount and a back holder, connecting the two main components.

Some of us prefer the way you hold a classic Hasselblad with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,805
Posted By Godfrey
It's not hard to shoot 'verticals' with a...

It's not hard to shoot 'verticals' with a Hasselblad solid-state body that has a rear mounted LCD... It's just not so easy with a waist level finder on a reflex body because you have to look into the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,805
Posted By Godfrey
I'm certain that the controls are all soft for...

I'm certain that the controls are all soft for XCD lenses. This is what also enables the camera to be operated completely from a tethered controller.

V system lenses, of course, you work manually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,805
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, I believe so. Updated electronics, a new...

Yes, I believe so. Updated electronics, a new screen, etc, are what the update provides. Also likely compatibility with the 907 body.

Fit that back on the 907 body, fit that with the XCD 21mm lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,805
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad's new product announcement of the new...

Hasselblad's new product announcement of the new modular body and the updated back, coupled with the ability of the new body to use XCD series lenses as well as V system lenses via a mount adapter,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Answering the question, "What's the first thing I...

Answering the question, "What's the first thing I did after opening the Voigtländer 10mm box...?"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48092456542_18184914ae_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggLpPd)
Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,539
Posted By Godfrey
I've done nearly all my film processing in Rondix...

I've done nearly all my film processing in Rondix 35, Rondinax 35U, and Rondinax 66 processing tanks for several years. They work very well, but they're getting to be very very old and a bit fragile....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-18-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
As I intimated above, getting the SWC look is...

As I intimated above, getting the SWC look is more than just the angle of view—but that doesn't stop you working with any lens to get lovely photographs. Getting the angle of view of an SWC is the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
A few more photos from my first outing on...

A few more photos from my first outing on Saturday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48082334441_ac59625250_o.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
The M8 format is 27x18 mm. Plugging the numbers...

The M8 format is 27x18 mm. Plugging the numbers into the AoV calculator I linked to above:

Width = 18 mm, Length = 27 mm, Diagonal = 32.45 mm
f - Hor - Vert - Diag
16.0 - 80.3120 - 58.7155 -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 621
Posted By Godfrey
The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies...

The MR-4 is typically for the M4 and later bodies but I can't remember what the difference between it and the earlier models is.

I bought one about a decade ago when I bought my last M filmbody,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-17-2019
Replies: 657
Views: 56,317
Posted By Godfrey
I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D G

I particularly like Chanticleer5, Vince. :D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V...

The key is that it's the SWC's very wide H and V angle of views coupled with the square aspect ratio, as well as the stunning performance of the Biogon 38mm, that give its wide angle photographs such...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Raid, Thanks! Using Rui Salgueiro's...

Hi Raid,

Thanks!

Using Rui Salgueiro's on-line field-of-view calculator (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/photos/angles.html) shows the Hasselblad SWC with Biogon 38mm f/4.5 T* with these specs:

Width...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to...

There's no 'in camera' formatting adjustment to show a square. However, if you turn on the grid display, you have frame lines at 33% intervals across the frame, which makes it pretty easy to frame...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By Godfrey
a compact SWC digital - Voigtländer 10mm on Leica CL

The Hasselblad SWC has been my gold standard in what I like in an ultra-wide camera for many years. Nowadays, I appreciate an all digital solution for the ease in use and the post processing options,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By Godfrey
I have done many a trip with a single camera and...

I have done many a trip with a single camera and lens that were the equivalent (or the same) as the three above. Always returned with nice results regardless, albeit the results are different...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-15-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your...

Just did: It works, I think: takes me to your Flickr.com stream and lets me browse it. Is that what it's supposed to do? :)

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It...

The Instant Magny 35 is quite a nice piece. It would be more flexible if used with a metered SLR body ... a Nikon FM, for instance... vs a meterless Leica M4-2 just from the point of view of camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,123
Posted By Godfrey
I cycle every day, to the greatest extent...

I cycle every day, to the greatest extent possible, and do typically 15 to 25 miles on every ride. Sometimes I want to carry a camera, sometimes not. Sometimes I want to carry more than just a camera...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
To be sure, I've never read the Kickstarter...

To be sure, I've never read the Kickstarter "terms of service" ... and never would unless I were going to start a KS project! ... as I feel they are completely irrelevant. I use KS purely because...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
Oh, so Kickstarter is now a bad guy....

Oh, so Kickstarter is now a bad guy. Really?

Come on. Kickstarter runs the servers and such to enable the promotion and all that. That costs money, and is why they get their 5% regardless.

I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,795
Posted By Godfrey
To any knowledgeable photographer, seeing that...

To any knowledgeable photographer, seeing that scene in "Rear Window" brings up the immediate statement, "Hey, look at the Exacta VXIIb with the long lens that James Stewart is using!" LOL!!!

Taping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Godfrey
The Nikon F3 meter pattern uses the same 13mm...

The Nikon F3 meter pattern uses the same 13mm circle as the FM and FE series models. Nikon uses a centerweighted pattern and the weighting is 85/15 from center to edge in the F3 compared to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,795
Posted By Godfrey
I've always felt the "tape up the camera" thing...

I've always felt the "tape up the camera" thing was just a silly affectation.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Godfrey
I so rarely shoot color with film any more ......

I so rarely shoot color with film any more ... and always did shoot about 80-90% B&W even back when film was all there was ... that it's really hard to say. Both cameras do a superb job with either,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
I've supported somewhere on the order of twenty...

I've supported somewhere on the order of twenty Kickstarters over the past several years. 14 have delivered, 9 or 10 of those are darn good products. The others are meh, but they did what they...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-10-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Another arrival today; another great card! Six...

Another arrival today; another great card!
Six left to come. :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,461
Posted By Godfrey
Hi Helen, I've never been particularly fond of...

Hi Helen,

I've never been particularly fond of the equivalent-in-FF 28mm FoV either. But I've gotten used to it a bit more lately, and presuming enough pixel resolution, it's easy to shoot with a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,748
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018770713_ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48018770713_efd9cf99ad_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gafKzT)
The Busy Cafe – San Jose 2019
iPhone 8 Plus + Moment 18mm :: raw capture
Snapseed

enjoy,
G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. I dunno, Harry: I almost never take any test...

Hmm. I dunno, Harry: I almost never take any test shots at all. I just look at the scene, figure what to center the metering sensitive area on, set the exposure (or, if using Auto, tweak the EV...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Godfrey
We're in 100% agreement on those statements,...

We're in 100% agreement on those statements, Chris. :D

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Godfrey
I don't find using a hand-held meter to be...

I don't find using a hand-held meter to be "essential" to getting good exposure with any Leica M digital. The Leica M digital cameras's meters are perfectly predictable and work very accurately,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-02-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
:) Thank you for the compliment, Peter! I'm...

:)

Thank you for the compliment, Peter! I'm glad it arrived. 13-14 days is a bit, but not too terrible. I've had mail to Mexico (from California!) take three months!

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Godfrey
I know from experience what I can usually get...

I know from experience what I can usually get away with, but you can always use a light meter (or light meter app on your iPhone or Android) to get a sense of what the exposure requirements will be....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Godfrey
I don't use "protective" filters unless I'm...

I don't use "protective" filters unless I'm shooting in circumstances where I deem them necessary ... Like at the beach, or on the desert, where salt air, blowing sand and grit, etc, can attack and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-31-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
One postcard arrived each of the past two days,...

One postcard arrived each of the past two days, so I'm up to 31 received and 12 yet to come. It's an excellent set of postcards! Very inspiring! :-)

Thanks for the update, Peter. Hopefully it will...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-29-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
I received your postcard yesterday Stephan! The...

I received your postcard yesterday Stephan!

The scene looks vaguely familiar, as if I've been there before. However, the last time I was in Tokyo was in 2002 ... How recent is that building? :)

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-28-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Two more cards arrived today, I'm up to 29. I...

Two more cards arrived today, I'm up to 29.

I keep track of what has arrived and the date of arrival in a spreadsheet, also what was sent and when (... and the edition numbers, who got which card...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,822
Posted By Godfrey
My HP 6500a printer/scanner died yesterday for...

My HP 6500a printer/scanner died yesterday for the last time... I replaced it with an Epson XP-7100. It's a much better unit far as I can tell so far, much easier to set up and use. Much nicer scans...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,094
Posted By Godfrey
Lenses: 28/75 is often a decent pairing, but I...

Lenses: 28/75 is often a decent pairing, but I tend to want wider (21) more of the time, plus a lens in the middle (35 to 50).

Regards the snake skin: People have been recovering their Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,822
Posted By Godfrey
film for Instax Wide, Instax SQ 2x step up rings...

film for Instax Wide, Instax SQ
2x step up rings 49 to 62mm
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-25-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Some really great postcards in this round! Very...

Some really great postcards in this round! Very nice work, everyone. :D

Stats to date...

27 Received
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ColSebastianMoran
dct
Deardorff38
Don Parsons
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,748
Posted By Godfrey
Another from my San Francisco...

Another from my San Francisco outing...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47929292896_96055784de_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2m9WU)
Leica CL + Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Limited
ISO 100 @ f/2.8 @...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,503
Posted By Godfrey
Flickr.com was messed up for about two days for...

Flickr.com was messed up for about two days for me, as they did their maintenance, etc. Working fine again as of yesterday at 3pm.

G
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,748
Posted By Godfrey
Had some time on Tuesday to be in San Francisco...

Had some time on Tuesday to be in San Francisco and walk with the camera. One of a few that I like. :-)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47926618268_b6d7a59eed_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
2 more arrivals today ... I'm up to 24 now, 18...

2 more arrivals today ... I'm up to 24 now, 18 yet to come.

I'll be curious to hear how long they take to get to Australia, England, Germany, etc. They were all mailed on the 20th of May.

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! My mistake. :) But I'll tell you that my...

LOL! My mistake. :)

But I'll tell you that my Feisol CT3442 is massively more stable than my Manfrotto 3120, despite being 1/3 the weight.

G
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Godfrey
What does carbon fiber have to do with width and...

What does carbon fiber have to do with width and height?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Godfrey
I like the design. If it's as stable as my...

I like the design. If it's as stable as my Manfrotto CF190Pro3, it's more than enough for my needs. It has to be as good as my Sirui T025x and it's barely larger than that ... and I've even held a...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-22-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, the one I sent to myself also arrived in a...

Yes, the one I sent to myself also arrived in a day. (I always send one to myself so I get a postmarked copy for the archive ...) Last year's arrived back without a postmark, so I mentioned that...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-22-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Three more arrivals yesterday as I meandered...

Three more arrivals yesterday as I meandered about in San Francisco and visited the Leica Store... :D

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-21-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
I have received yours too, Lynn. :D G

I have received yours too, Lynn. :D

G
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,620
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely photos! It's always hard to beat a...

Lovely photos!

It's always hard to beat a Rolleiflex TLR. I've had four or five of them over the years—my favorite was a lovely 1951 MX with the Zeiss Tessar lens. Just a great camera: light,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Made it! All cards done and in the mail now. ...

Made it!
All cards done and in the mail now. :D

I've so far received 19 postcards. Can't wait to see what the postman brings today.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,849
Posted By Godfrey
BS and ignorable. Photographers talk about gear...

BS and ignorable.

Photographers talk about gear because they haven't learned how to articulate translate the expressive side of their work into words. The same is true of female photographers. Gear...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-18-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
Back sides all printed, image selected, test...

Back sides all printed, image selected, test print completed and vetted for cutting. Four finished post cards meet spec...

I will make the deadline! :D

G
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-18-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,663
Posted By Godfrey
I'm racing, slowly, to the deadline. My goal is...

I'm racing, slowly, to the deadline. My goal is to get the cards into the mail on Monday so that they all have the May 20 postmark on them. :D

Still picking the image to print, but I'm down to about...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-18-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,286
Posted By Godfrey
A couple of the people shots from that event ......

A couple of the people shots from that event ... Snapshots, really. :)

Processed and formatted for posting very quickly. My more 'still life' type shots I'm still working on....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Godfrey
I had that happen to one of my Minox Bs a long...

I had that happen to one of my Minox Bs a long time ago. DAG took care of it for me.

Thanks for the videos! :)

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Godfrey
I use my handheld incident meter(s) often. They...

I use my handheld incident meter(s) often. They work well for many situations.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2019
Replies: 524
Views: 39,029
Posted By Godfrey
Looks good! I haven't done much color neg work in...

Looks good! I haven't done much color neg work in years, perhaps it will give me an opportunity to shoot some with the Fuji GS645S. I have a couple of rolls of Portra to play with. :) $99 though ......
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By Godfrey
I don't like having to subscribe to software, so...

I don't like having to subscribe to software, so when LR 6.14 dies its inevitable death on macOS, I'll be on something else. And the new system I'll purchase this year will never have LR or PS on...
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