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Derek Lofgreen
09-13-2010, 10:34 AM
It was a great time meeting you all, and shooting with you too. I can't wait to see some of the images we come up with. Also a thanks to David for suggesting Denver Pro Photo as our meeting spot. Travis treated us well. I just love that store.

D.

EdColorado
09-14-2010, 08:57 AM
Yeah I'm glad I was able to make it, it was a good time and I enjoyed meeting you all. As for DPP? I had forgotten how nice that place is and I'm sure my wife will soon hate the place. ;)
Lets do it again soon!

EdColorado
09-15-2010, 07:12 PM
I don't remember who was in on the conversation but I think it was at the brewery that I mentioned that Canon had made a rangefinder with an f1.7 lens (the Canonet QL17). I think the context was that it may be the fastest lens put on a rangefinder. I had forgotten that Canon also made the 7 which has a lovely f0.95 lens, which I think is the fastest lens available on a rangefinder. Could be wrong though, anyone know of a faster one?

Derek Lofgreen
09-16-2010, 10:35 AM
Leica makes one too. See it here (http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/lenses/5915.html).

D.

mathomas
09-16-2010, 12:08 PM
There are tons of RF lenses (fixed and otherwise), both past and present that are equivalent to, or faster than, f/1.7, but only one as fast as the old Canon TV lens.

The fastest fixed RF lens from the old days I can think of is the Yashica Lynx 14. It has a f/1.4 aperture (hence the name). Yashica's Electro series (also fixed lens) from the 70s offered f/1.7 lenses.

You still see the Canon f/.95 lenses floating around on the forums, usually for well below $1k. Images made with them are pretty dreamy. Whether that's good or bad depends on what you want from a lens :-). The old Noctilux f/1 is also available used for around $3k.

Konica once made a 60mm f/1.2 Hexanon in M-mount, as well. Pretty expensive on the used market at around $3k I think.

And, as Derek mentioned, Leica continues to make the fastest RF lens in production: The current Noctilux is a cool $11k, though, so I probably won't ever own one (or even hold one for that matter -- too risky).

Voigtlander also currently produces a couple of very fast RF lenses: the 50mm f/1.1 and 35mm f/1.2 Noktons. They are very reasonably priced (depending upon how reasonable you are), especially used.

There are tons of f/1.4 and f/1.5 lenses available for M-mount (of which my little Voigtlander 35 is one) and Leica Thread Mount.


There, more than you ever wanted to know about large-aperture RF lenses.

mathomas
09-17-2010, 11:16 PM
OK, at long last, here are my picks/pics from the meet-up at Gates Rubber Company. Such an uplifting place to shoot -- dark like my soul :). Unfortunately, my lovely wife didn't specify TIFF files for my scans at the lab, so I got JPGs :(. I did some pixel-peeping and they still look pretty darn good, and didn't need much editing so no harm (or not much) was done to the JPGs.

I love Delta 100, but that Adox did some pretty nice things, too, I think. And the Ektar is stunning (first color film I've shot in recent times).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathomas/sets/72157624854453955/show/

Derek Lofgreen
09-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks for posting the pics Mike. That ektar looks really nice. I will soup mine this week and hope to have some posted this week too.

D.

toro_mike
09-19-2010, 10:28 PM
Excellent shots Mike! Nicely done with the ektar! I souped mine last night and will get them scanned this week (I have a few shots more on my last roll, so they'll have to wait a few days).

mathomas
09-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Thanks, Mike and Derek. I look forward to seeing your results!

toro_mike
09-20-2010, 11:54 AM
Here are my first shots. I still have another 10 shots to go through after I finish the roll. So, hopefully there will be more coming soon...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14213645@N06/sets/72157624997305368/show/

mathomas
09-20-2010, 12:19 PM
Good stuff, Mike. IMO, the theme of the first few is "constrasts". Old/new, plant life vs. concrete and steel, etc. I also liked the one with the broken window with '90' showing through. Looking forward to the rest...


Edit: I see I nailed the old/new idea anyway (the title doesn't show in the slideshow, but I also ended up seeing the regular photo page and title a bit later).

toro_mike
09-20-2010, 01:11 PM
Good stuff, Mike. IMO, the theme of the first few is "constrasts". Old/new, plant life vs. concrete and steel, etc. I also liked the one with the broken window with '90' showing through. Looking forward to the rest...


Edit: I see I nailed the old/new idea anyway (the title doesn't show in the slideshow, but I also ended up seeing the regular photo page and title a bit later).

Thanks Mike! You indeed nailed it :)

mathomas
11-09-2010, 12:13 AM
Finally got around to developing the Plus-X that was in my M2 at the time of the shoot (I've been shooting the big Fuji almost exclusively). Here is the crew:

Doug:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/5160059901_48a7073b61_z.jpg

Ed:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1207/5160059679_29fb0039bd_z.jpg

Derek:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1372/5160059351_c25130f6c1_z.jpg

toro_mike:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/5160662250_4d75d3097e_z.jpg

mathomas:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/5160662018_581bc31e6e_z.jpg

All these:
Leica M2 + Voightlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4.
Plus-X @ 400 EI, developed in Diafine 3+3 (standard process).

mathomas
11-09-2010, 12:15 AM
Oh, and I think we're overdue for another meet-up.

mathomas
11-09-2010, 12:20 AM
AND, we're still missing photos here from the other attendees! Derek, Doug, Ed, cough 'em up!

toro_mike
11-09-2010, 10:40 AM
Great shots Mike!!

toro_mike
11-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Oh, and I think we're overdue for another meet-up.

You are correct here! We'll have to create new thread and get it going. I had a lot of fun hanging out with you guys and talking shop.

Mike

Derek Lofgreen
10-16-2011, 05:59 PM
I ran into Mike at the camera show today and he asked if I posted any from this meet up. I put one in the gallery but didn't put it in this thread. So here ya go mike, enjoy.

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/1/0/6/3/4/gatesrubberfactory.jpg

We need to do another one if we can pull it off. I had a blast that day.

D.

mathomas
10-16-2011, 07:14 PM
Very nice, Derek. Thanks for posting. Was nice catching up with you today. I walked out empty-handed, though a Toyo 45CF with included lens was calling my name.

toro_mike, where were you?

toro_mike
10-16-2011, 07:27 PM
I didn't make it up there, work stuff came up, as is typical :(

That is a great shot Derek! Nice one!