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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Roger Hicks
Indeed. Remember the 105/6,3 "Mountain Elmar". I...

Indeed. Remember the 105/6,3 "Mountain Elmar".

I quite like my 135/2.8 Elmarit-M.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By Roger Hicks
Whenever shutter speeds get too long at smaller...

Whenever shutter speeds get too long at smaller apertures...

I'd say that I quite rarely shoot at anything between wide open (when there's not enough light) and maybe f/4 (when there's plenty of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,650
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not really. I doubt anyone would offer me a...

Not really. I doubt anyone would offer me a straight swap of a (working) M2 or M3 for a (working) F, even a black one with a plain prism.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,650
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yes, and apples are as good as oranges... I have...

Yes, and apples are as good as oranges...

I have both Ms and Fs. They're really quite different.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Roger Hicks
Elegant! Cheers, R.

Elegant!

Cheers,


R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite -- except on the internet. Cheers, R.

Quite -- except on the internet.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,153
Posted By Roger Hicks
Drivel. The author is of course a well known...

Drivel. The author is of course a well known photographer with a deep knowledge of both the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, and we are all familiar with both his pictures and his...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,658
Posted By Roger Hicks
Beautifully summarized. Cheers, R.

Beautifully summarized.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,658
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not really, no. It may also involve realizing...

Not really, no. It may also involve realizing that you're simply not very good at something, so the only reason for doing it is personal pleasure. Don't inflict second-rate work on other people. For...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,658
Posted By Roger Hicks
YES! There are far too many people who can't tell...

YES! There are far too many people who can't tell the difference between a "comfort zone" and a "rut" because they produce rotten pictures either way. Constantly defending a choice to working outside...
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By Roger Hicks
Another vote for Retinas. Especially a IIa with a...

Another vote for Retinas. Especially a IIa with a Heligon.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By Roger Hicks
58/1.4 Cheers, R.

58/1.4

Cheers,


R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Elegant! Cheers, R.

Dear Keith,

Elegant!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By Roger Hicks
Really? Ever been to a gallery? They quite often...

Really? Ever been to a gallery? They quite often hang pictures side by side.

As for books and web-sites, the same "purée" argument applies.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey, Elegantly and precisely...

Dear Godfrey,

Elegantly and precisely phrased!

Cheers,


R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Roger Hicks
But photography is about more than just cameras....

But photography is about more than just cameras. Or even lenses. It's also about enjoying what you do. Good lenses on crap cameras that you don't enjoy using will still leave you with crap cameras...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Roger Hicks
Cheap, big, nondescript. How dare you describe...

Cheap, big, nondescript.

How dare you describe so many of us this way?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey. Beautifully summarized: the...

Dear Godfrey.

Beautifully summarized: the perfect response to a perfect feed line.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: 120 RF's 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Roger Hicks
My Plaubel Makina images (I've had several in the...

My Plaubel Makina images (I've had several in the past) had a wonderful roundness and three-dimensionality to them but if I over-enlarged them (more than about 3x, call it 16x24 cm or a bit over 5x7...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By Roger Hicks
First highlight: exactly. Second highlight:...

First highlight: exactly.

Second highlight: undeniably true, even though the differences are in many ways smaller with LF. With LF, after all, you're not really worried about grain and sharpness:...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear George, YES! (Or possibly dry-mounted or...

Dear George,

YES!

(Or possibly dry-mounted or even matted instead of loose.)

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Pan. To whom are you going to be showing...

Dear Pan.

To whom are you going to be showing your portfolio? And what sort of feedback are you looking for?

Years ago I used to see visiting photographers' portfolios at the studio where I worked,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Phil, You're not supposed to use the...

Dear Phil,

You're not supposed to use the camera, still less in anywhere like Iraq. You're just supposed to look as if you might be a serious user, especially in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica....
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,516
Posted By Roger Hicks
M9 if focal lengths matter. Cheers, R.

M9 if focal lengths matter.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
If it's easy enough to steal, they'll steal...

If it's easy enough to steal, they'll steal ANYTHING. Why not? Again: It costs the same to steal a Nikon as a Leica.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying...

No, I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying exactly what I said:

1 It's opportunism

2 It costs the same to steal a Nikon as a Leica.

There are surprisingly few locations for lens release...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Dante, Perfectly observed and...

Dear Dante,

Perfectly observed and phrased!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Lynn, Except that there's absolutely no...

Dear Lynn,

Except that there's absolutely no evidence they target expensive lenses: this is a piece of fairly poor alarmist journalism about thieves nicking big, flashy lenses. Do you think they get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Roger Hicks
Eminently true, unless it had been really badly...

Eminently true, unless it had been really badly stored.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite unlike the big sparkly front lens element...

Quite unlike the big sparkly front lens element with its chrome rings and white type, then?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
When I bought my Df I freaked the people in the...

When I bought my Df I freaked the people in the shop because I'd brought a decent strap with me (Kik-90) and fitted it as soon as I unpacked the camera. "What are you doing?" they asked. "Fitting a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
In her 50s Frances was carrying a mint black...

In her 50s Frances was carrying a mint black Nikon F around her neck and said that the number of glances at her chest reminded her of being 20 again...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roger Hicks
My reaction is always, "Who do they think cares?"...

My reaction is always, "Who do they think cares?" With generic SLRs like the one in the picture, it ain't gonna make much difference whether it's marked Canon or Nikon or which model it is; with a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jamie, Did he actually say that? (I'm not...

Dear Jamie,

Did he actually say that? (I'm not questioning your research; I just can't be arsed to verify it.)

If so, he was well qualified, as a grand bourgeois. Like a lot of other photographers...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,101
Posted By Roger Hicks
Exactly! Thanks for the follow-up! Cheers, R.

Exactly! Thanks for the follow-up!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey, Well, quite. The entire point is...

Dear Godfrey,

Well, quite. The entire point is that simple conclusions don't take much thinking. On the other hand, even the tiniest amount of thinking might reveal that actually anyone with a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By Roger Hicks
Bold: not really. This may be part of "the...

Bold: not really. This may be part of "the photographer's intent". My own view is that if you can't express something in a small picture, you probably can't express it in a big one either. Indeed,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
Good! Perhaps some forum users will think a...

Good! Perhaps some forum users will think a little harder before using current mindless and substantially meaningless slang (not "old language idioms") without bothering to consider what they are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
Is it really so subtle to point out that the...

Is it really so subtle to point out that the phrase "no brainer" is, very often, synonymous with "I have no brain, because if I did I would realize that there are perfectly valid reasons for choosing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Robert, Fine. We all have different...

Dear Robert,

Fine. We all have different priorities and ways of thinking. It was "no-brainer" that I was really complaining about.

Cheers,


R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Sorry: a carbon fiber reinforced...

Dear Keith,


Sorry: a carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic replica of a melted ashtray or partially formed turd.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,148
Posted By Roger Hicks
If you like straightforward, old-fashioned...

If you like straightforward, old-fashioned controls, then the Df is the "no-brainer": the more so if (as I do) you have lots of old lenses, going back several decades. That's ignoring the...
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Roger Hicks
Fair enough, but I doubt most people do. I never...

Fair enough, but I doubt most people do. I never have and I don't think many others do either. If the aim is (say) a 12x16 inch print, you can use longer exposures on the larger formats.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Roger Hicks
Turn it around. We've all seen (and most of us...

Turn it around.

We've all seen (and most of us have taken) 35mm pics that are fine at 4x6 inches/10x15 cm, but which, on greater enlargement, aren't sharp. In other words, enlarge both the subject...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,988
Posted By Roger Hicks
There are lots of false purists about. Everything...

There are lots of false purists about. Everything comes down to the look you want. I quite like 56x72mm (Linhof's 6x7cm nominal) enlarged 3x to whole plate: 168 x 216mm. Use Delta 100 and it looks...
Forum: 120 RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sorry, but unless I am misunderstanding you, you...

Sorry, but unless I am misunderstanding you, you have got this completely wrong. It is totally dependent on format, because it is totally dependent on magnification. This is how users of 4x5 inch...
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sorry: by "same lens" I meant Heligon. I have no...

Sorry: by "same lens" I meant Heligon. I have no information at all about the similarity (or otherwise) of focal lengths. Again, apologies for the sloppiness.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By Roger Hicks
A beautiful camera, superbly stitched together...

A beautiful camera, superbly stitched together with countless tiny screws -- I used it as an example of camera construction in my A History of the 35mm Still Camera, The Focal Press -- but I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 1,838
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yes, mostly M9 and MP. Cheers, R.

Yes, mostly M9 and MP.

Cheers,


R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By Roger Hicks
The Nova hand line uses the HP holders and really...

The Nova hand line uses the HP holders and really is a miniature version of a full size professional hand line, including floating lids. Agitation ain't a problem: you move the holders up and down....
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