Fogsville

Fogsville

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Mar 26, 2012

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  • Hey, I'm in my thirties.  And I don't sit on things. Cameras are clearly dangerous products.  All one has to do is read the world's authority forum on camera suffering: DPReview.  I was lucky that ...
  • When I picked up a D800E several years ago in a camera store, it made my knees buckle and I fell to the floor breaking my wrist on the store's counter.  The owner was extremely apologetic but I ...
  • The DP2M has a 45mm equivalent lens. The DP3M has a 75mm equivalent lens. That's what matters. Pixel peeping for sharpness between the two is a waste of one's time.  No viewing audience outside of ...
  • It's a truly excellent lens and with great ergonomics (tiny, light, and with a Leica style focusing tab.) And for $409 USD it's a steal. It's often overlooked in the Leica World, and that's too ...
  • imho, Pismo is one of the tackiest, ugliest, and commercialized beach towns in the entire state. Full of SLO college students who go there to drink and throw up, full of trailer camps, and...

  • Replied in Film Leica
    You missed the part where I said in my post: "I had that same meter..." :-) In fact, I've had several over the years. But I find them not as accurate as I'd like, difficult to read, and the needle ...
  • Replied in Film Leica
    A lot of geezers like to show the antique toys :-) but I think to be realistic and have a modern functioning film camera with the priority in the final product (the photograph, not the toys), one ...
  • Replied in Film Leica
    But he did say, "I don't really want to have my phone out to use a light meter app...." If he prefers a meter, and money is no object, then he should consider getting the MP a la carte or the M7 a ...
  • Replied in Film Leica
    Just for the record, only the top plate is zinc. The bottom plate is brass. Leica learned early in production that a zinc bottom plate could crack easily at the spot where it meets the pin when ...
  • My favorite Leica lenses are the ones that I currently own.  If any one of them gets replaced with a different Leica lens, then that replacement lens will become one of my favorites......
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There are a lot of different bears out there, and a lot of different products for them to choose from.  Just another First World Problem......
  • imho, any lens is "useable." Just like film formats and cameras, one uses particular lenses for particular purposes and makes the lens do what it can do best. Even the so-called "best lenses" have ...
  • fwiw, I've returned an opened box refurbished back to Nikon USA and received credit (there is no sealing on the boxes.) They don't like people doing that, hence the policy.  And they aren't set up ...
  • Leica would go out of business if we killed all the lawyers, all the dentists....  :-D
  • You mean young hipster-style?

  • Leica had to do this or they would have faced all kinds of legal ramifications (class action suits, etc.. On the French Leica forum owners were already calculating how to attack legally.) Nonethele ...
  • Looks like cleaning marks. Very common on older Leica lenses. They had soft coatings. It might reduce contrast a bit but can also emphasize a nice classic glow look, too. Try it out and make your ...
  • Film emulations. For people who are too lazy to use the real stuff?
    :-)

  • p.s. In my last paragraph I meant to say that I find ColorPerfect a better tool for inverting from negative to positive, then processing a RAW file and using PS directly for the inversion. Bad ...
  • I don't use a digital camera, but use a dedicated film scanner instead.  That way you have the scanner software to do a linear scan and invert in PS.  But instead of PS for the inversion, I use ...
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