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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By thegman
Hopefully they can come out the other side of...

Hopefully they can come out the other side of this, DHW Fototechnik I think are doing a remarkable job. Creating quality film TLRs in this day and age is a remarkable achievement.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,622
Posted By thegman
I'll certainly make an unsupported assertion. It...

I'll certainly make an unsupported assertion.

It seems that in the current age, people rely on encouragement and kind comments to get motivation. Look at Facebook and you'll see posts like 'x is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By thegman
I think you've only to visit Facebook to see how...

I think you've only to visit Facebook to see how narcissistic people can be. The level of 'look at me' can be striking.

I think pictures of ourselves and our activities are good, even a picture of a...
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By thegman
I think that's a reasonable way to put it. I must...

I think that's a reasonable way to put it. I must say, I do think the design is very nice, and I expect the camera to be pretty good. However, I like a QWERTY keyboard on my phone, and a viewfinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,572
Posted By thegman
I voted never, but I meant 'not for a long time'....

I voted never, but I meant 'not for a long time'. There is practically zero demand for medium format digital at all, I think investment will diminish, and I think it's more likely digital medium...
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By thegman
I don't use digital cameras any more, but I must...

I don't use digital cameras any more, but I must say, Sigma is making some very attractive kit right now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By thegman
Nikon cannot compete with used prices, no camera...

Nikon cannot compete with used prices, no camera maker can, film or digital. It is good to see at least them offering film cameras into the education market though.

I'd probably like to see some...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
I don't deny a great camera can be had for $450....

I don't deny a great camera can be had for $450. I'm saying that a small, 6x6 camera with an ultrawide lens for $450 is a different matter.

I get that people think it's expensive for the build...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
Hi Chris, Yes, I very much like the look of the...

Hi Chris,
Yes, I very much like the look of the zoom one, although, generally, I'd prefer not so much electronics, and I'm not sure I want 6x4.5 either. They do look excellent though.
Forum: Smartphone Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,174
Posted By thegman
For me, the iPhone could be 40MP full frame, and...

For me, the iPhone could be 40MP full frame, and it's still going to be horrific to use compared to a $50 film compact.

Image quality is reasonably easy to come by, a usable device (for...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
Could you name a couple? I'm pretty set on a...

Could you name a couple?

I'm pretty set on a GF670 for a 'normal' lens, but for wide, I can't find much. Does not need to be as small as the Lomo, but I want easy handheld, not an SLR or TLR.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By thegman
Depends on how far back you're standing from the...

Depends on how far back you're standing from the print I suppose, say for billboards, viewed from a moving car, I'm sure 10 dpi is fine. If it's a in a magazine, viewed from a foot away, you...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
Honestly, I think Lomography may not innovate too...

Honestly, I think Lomography may not innovate too much, but they do make more 'different' cameras than anybody else. I can't think of another camera maker which makes such accessible and interesting...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
Yes, with bells on, I had an old Zeiss Super...

Yes, with bells on, I had an old Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, 75mm lens I think, and it was outstanding, $100 less than the Lomo too. It's not wide angle though. I've got a Horseman SW612 for my wide angle...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By thegman
I don't get the overpriced comments, where is the...

I don't get the overpriced comments, where is the other tiny ultrawide medium format camera for $430? Seriously, what camera am I missing? I'm looking to downsize my camera kit into much smaller...
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,698
Posted By thegman
I had a Bessa II once, can't say I loved the...

I had a Bessa II once, can't say I loved the build, seemed rattly compared to my Zeiss Super Ikonta IV. Never had a problem with rigidity or film flatness though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,880
Posted By thegman
I don't believe in any right/wrong lenses. Longer...

I don't believe in any right/wrong lenses. Longer lenses may show a a reticence to get close, but also it'll mean that the photographer's presence will not interfere with the shot.

If you lack the...
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By thegman
I'll give you Lotus Notes, but won't hear ill...

I'll give you Lotus Notes, but won't hear ill words spoken of DB2.

I didn't mind SPP though, but I'm not a big one for post processing, maybe if I was, I'd dislike it more.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By thegman
Also it's only hypocritical if it's the same...

Also it's only hypocritical if it's the same person, a TV show and a Government law isn't the same thing.
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By thegman
I had a DP-1 as my first digital camera, thought...

I had a DP-1 as my first digital camera, thought it was brilliant, if the Quattro is as good as that was, I'd be happy with it.

But then, I used it like a film camera, go out, take maybe 20 or 30...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By thegman
For a 50mm, the ZI is totally fine, but I think...

For a 50mm, the ZI is totally fine, but I think it's got better frame lines for 35mm. A Bessa might be better for a 50mm, but not 100% sure.

I've had a R4A and ZI, the ZI is a much nicer camera to...
Forum: 120 RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By thegman
I've used a TLR for a while now, and if you want...

I've used a TLR for a while now, and if you want to use it quickly, fast moving children and the like, it would be my last choice. Otherwise, you get a lot of value for money in TLRs I think.

Never...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By thegman
For some people, it would. My girlfriend and I...

For some people, it would. My girlfriend and I both take photos, she with her iPhone, me with film cameras. We both took photos of the 12 Apostles in Victoria, Australia. I used a 4x5 camera, her...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,644
Posted By thegman
In advertising art though, you can't really...

In advertising art though, you can't really advertise your stuff as being generic and much the same as everybody elses' (although inside, we can admit it to ourselves).

Buy a few frames, get a few...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,927
Posted By thegman
I think most people get a hammer and saw because...

I think most people get a hammer and saw because they require both a hammer and a saw, and think we here buy different types of cameras because we like them.

I think mirrorless has a bright future...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By thegman
AG Photographic is good and inexpensive.

AG Photographic is good and inexpensive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,901
Posted By thegman
Doubt it makes any difference. The prevailing...

Doubt it makes any difference. The prevailing advice on camera forums is often that a big SLR intimidates, and a TLR does not attract attention because you're looking down on it, rather than at the...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,482
Posted By thegman
I don't have an opinion one way or another on the...

I don't have an opinion one way or another on the state of the film market in 10 years, I only use film at the moment, but my knowledge of the film market pretty much ends at the shop at which I buy...
Forum: Digital Fixed Lens Advanced Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By thegman
If she was happy using a film compact, and was...

If she was happy using a film compact, and was simpler etc. Why not go with film?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By thegman
My thoughts too, if I'm given a family heirloom...

My thoughts too, if I'm given a family heirloom (or indeed a gift from a close friend), I'm going to keep it. I can see selling something if you need to pay the rent or something, but not just to buy...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,213
Posted By thegman
Never watch TV anyway, I watch a lot of DVDs,...

Never watch TV anyway, I watch a lot of DVDs, Netflix etc. but no actual scheduled television.

Internet, couldn't live without it, either personally or professionally.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By thegman
I suppose most people will just use a high...

I suppose most people will just use a high shutter speed. Those who simply must shoot wide open, requiring a higher shutter speed than their camera will provide are probably thinner on the ground...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,372
Posted By thegman
I guess 'art' is art if the creator of it says...

I guess 'art' is art if the creator of it says that it is, which makes the term meaningless, as anything can be art and anyone can make it.

If someone wants to call their photograph 'art', then it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By thegman
I find a simple man-bag/messenger bag works just...

I find a simple man-bag/messenger bag works just fine for smaller cameras, for larger ones, maybe something more dedicated is required.

I find it hard to believe that there is not a bag being made...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-08-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By thegman
I do very little manipulation, mainly...

I do very little manipulation, mainly cropping/resizing and perhaps a little tweaking of the curves, so Paint.NET is more than enough for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By thegman
I only ever used 4x5 for landscape. In terms of...

I only ever used 4x5 for landscape. In terms of the 'look', unless you're using shift/tilt or whatever, to me it looks like high resolution medium format. But then I was using a wide angle lens,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By thegman
Personally, I didn't find my Summicron any better...

Personally, I didn't find my Summicron any better than my CV lens wide open, let alone stopped down. I think you can find people to find a difference in anything, particularly if they're emotionally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 884
Posted By thegman
I'd be glad to have a 'style'. But if I had to...

I'd be glad to have a 'style'. But if I had to choose anything, I just want the feeling of wanting to be in that place, so basically, it's beauty in nature, travel, the sea.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,070
Posted By thegman
Maybe I'm missing the profoundly obvious here,...

Maybe I'm missing the profoundly obvious here, but if one thing you don't like is the digital look, why not just use film?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By thegman
I like Acros, low grain, and nice tones too, I'm...

I like Acros, low grain, and nice tones too, I'm sure you could get the same with Tmax 100 though. Portra 400 I think is good for just about anything, and on 6x9 you don't need to worry about...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 08-04-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,439
Posted By thegman
My brother used to have a Bessa T, lovely camera....

My brother used to have a Bessa T, lovely camera. Superb value, and a really good range finder on it too.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,070
Posted By thegman
I don't think people are visually exhausted,...

I don't think people are visually exhausted, Facebook, Instagram etc. would tell you that more people are looking at photos than ever. However, they're looking at probably the worst photos ever...
Forum: Other Digital Advanced Fixed Lens Compacts 08-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By thegman
I don't get the tripod thing, I shoot ISO 50 film...

I don't get the tripod thing, I shoot ISO 50 film hand held easy enough, not sure why ISO 100 on digital is so hard. Sure for ultimate stability and shake free results, you'd put any camera on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By thegman
For colour I'd go Kodak Portra 400, and B&W I'd...

For colour I'd go Kodak Portra 400, and B&W I'd go Ilford XP2 400, easy to shoot, forgiving films. Kodak Gold I find can give a sort of warm look, which looks like an older film (I guess because it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,004
Posted By thegman
I only shoot film, but sometimes I wonder if I...

I only shoot film, but sometimes I wonder if I should get a little digital. Maybe Fujifilm XPro-1, a built in optical finder in this day and age is a rare find.
Forum: 120 RF's 07-26-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 2,696
Posted By thegman
With 400 speed film at f/16, sunny 16 says you...

With 400 speed film at f/16, sunny 16 says you can shoot in broad daylight at 1/400 (or 1/500 more likely), plenty fast enough for handheld I think. I used a Fotoman 4x5 handheld, it's hard...
Forum: 120 RF's 07-25-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 2,696
Posted By thegman
6x7, yes, Horseman made one, not sure about 6x6...

6x7, yes, Horseman made one, not sure about 6x6 but I used to have a 6x7 one on a Horseman Convertible. If you can live with a fixed 62mm lens, it's a nice camera and a lot cheaper than the Fotoman.
Forum: 120 RF's 07-25-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 2,696
Posted By thegman
Changeable lenses, and backs, with wide angle...

Changeable lenses, and backs, with wide angle options, with 6x9?

I'd say Fotoman 69 is a good option, if you're prepared to only have 6x6 or 6x7, then I'd go with an SLR of some kind.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-24-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,178
Posted By thegman
Well, I think when a company says 'this is for x'...

Well, I think when a company says 'this is for x' and 'that is for y', then it's more about marketing than anything else.

I think you could probably get a more than acceptable 16x20" print from a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-22-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,395
Posted By thegman
I always find it strange that when people do...

I always find it strange that when people do things, often other people feel the need to do the same.

Personally, I just can't be bothered to watch any movie on YouTube or whatever over 30 seconds...
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