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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By mrmeadows
[quote=malland;2310559] I don't know anything...

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I don't know anything about the color rendition of the Fuji X-Pro. When the Fuji X-Pro first came out I looked at its hybrid viewfinder and found that I could see clearly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By mrmeadows
Smartphone cameras have clearly improved...

Smartphone cameras have clearly improved enormously in recent iterations and clearly provide quite good photographs for some purposes. The author's data clearly show this, but he is drawing spurious...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By mrmeadows
Double glove/mitten is the way for me to go,...

Double glove/mitten is the way for me to go, becauseI want to feel the controls and be able to do virtually anything I could do with bare hands, so I prefer to wear these very thin...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By mrmeadows
This bag seems a bit large for your planned use. ...

This bag seems a bit large for your planned use. Worse, it apparently doesn't have any provision for adjustable internal dividers to keep gear from banging into each other.

I travel a bit like...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By mrmeadows
The price of the digital M Leicas is, of course,...

The price of the digital M Leicas is, of course, the elephant in the room. I like Leicas, I have both film Ms and digital M8s, and I have an (irrational?) emotional attachment to them after so many...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 10-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,834
Posted By mrmeadows
Turtle: While you, the OP and I see something...

Turtle:

While you, the OP and I see something dramatically new in Genesis, some critics/reviewers have negatively asserted that Salgado had nothing new to show us as compared to others who got the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,130
Posted By mrmeadows
Bill: Thanks very much for the link to the Epson...

Bill:

Thanks very much for the link to the Epson page. The articles there contain just the sort of information that I'd hoped someone would point me to in response to my previous questions in this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 3,225
Posted By mrmeadows
Dear Roger: As I think about it further, another...

Dear Roger:

As I think about it further, another of Mencken's insights seems right up your alley:

"Mankind shall not be free, until the last lawyer is hanged by the entrails of the last priest."

...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 3,225
Posted By mrmeadows
Dear Roger: Takes all kinds to make an...

Dear Roger:

Takes all kinds to make an interesting world. You, at least, have good taste in messages. Enjoy.

I more often see examples which tend to prove that
"Nobody ever went broke...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 3,225
Posted By mrmeadows
I agree with the opinion that any stealth resides...

I agree with the opinion that any stealth resides in a photographer's behavior, not his/her equipment. However, there's another rationale for taping up a camera. The reason that I always tape the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-20-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,130
Posted By mrmeadows
My goal for B&W conversions is to adjust each...

My goal for B&W conversions is to adjust each photo to make it "look right" according to my intentions and my judgement, rather than to emulate the look of any particular film. My approach is...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 09-03-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,575
Posted By mrmeadows
Any focus scale is always welcome on a lens. ...

Any focus scale is always welcome on a lens. From looking at the photos, however, this one may not turn out to be as useful as such scales are on older manual-focus lenses. That's because the f#...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,489
Posted By mrmeadows
a point of view on color

We see color. Always. (Unless the light is very dim.) In our daily lives, we mostly "look past" color and composition and concentrate instead on content and meaning. When we look at photos or at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By mrmeadows
your photos don't matter much, just bring your followers

The article below, from BJP, seems to surface a new theory for the relationship between NGOs and the photographers that they will hire. Will others follow this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By mrmeadows
BBC is reporting today on a new attack on web...

BBC is reporting today on a new attack on web sites that support expropriation of copyrighted material. We can hope that this is an opening salvo in using the market to deny $,,, and thereby...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-08-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By mrmeadows
some help for eyeglass wearers using RFs

People who shoot RFs while wearing glasses can do at least two things to improve their view through any viewfinder, and that constitute alternative to contact lenses. (People who are significantly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,193
Posted By mrmeadows
"f/8 and be there." Quit...

"f/8 and be there." Quit thinking/reading/talking/obsessing about gear and technique. Get out there and take/make photos. Good photos result from something like 30% subject/action, 20% light, 25%...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 01-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By mrmeadows
I've now found information regarding the...

I've now found information regarding the questions that I originally posted. Since I've received no posted answers, this information is evidently not very well-known, so I am now posting the...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 01-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By mrmeadows
18-55mm zoom with X-Pro1

In your experience ... How does the Fuji 18-55mm zoom operate together with the OVF on the X-Pro1? In particular, how do the frame lines and the viewfinder magnification change as one changes the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,296
Posted By mrmeadows
Certainly entitled to keep trade secrets, but...

Certainly entitled to keep trade secrets, but that route may not coincide with business interests. Licenses and NDAs are how companies usually serve both interests, and Fuji easily can go this...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-29-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,020
Posted By mrmeadows
I guess I've here-to-fore rejected the GXR-M, in...

I guess I've here-to-fore rejected the GXR-M, in large part because the viewfinder is an extra box sitting atop the body which seems a bit kludgy. But following your favorable description and Bill's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-29-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,020
Posted By mrmeadows
adopting a wait-and-see approach

I became disenchanted with DSLRs for the street/travel/documentation photos I seek to take while traveling in Turkey in 2007. Even today, the DSLR bodies and zoom lenses are nothing short of obese,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-21-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,413
Posted By mrmeadows
The "Articles" and "Interviews" posts on PJLinks...

The "Articles" and "Interviews" posts on PJLinks do reference much old work, whether color or BW. New work is mostly found in the "Features and Essays" posts, and there one will find that nearly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-17-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,413
Posted By mrmeadows
Anecdotal evidence drawn from local newspapers...

Anecdotal evidence drawn from local newspapers will, no doubt, lead to a strong suspicion that B/W photojournalism is all but dead. Hard news does seem to almost always run with color photos,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,610
Posted By mrmeadows
I don't yet have personal experience with any...

I don't yet have personal experience with any mirrorless camera system. I'm game to try this type but am uncertain whether any can satisfy some of my preferences. Examples: Do any of them have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By mrmeadows
an idea for backing up photos - good idea?

Is it a good idea to back up my photos at the service I pay to host my website and blog?

Here's the way I envision implementing this scheme. I use Lightroom for post processing. I've been backing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By mrmeadows
I am very grateful for all the responses,...

I am very grateful for all the responses, answers, comments and links that have been offered to my questions. All have been very much to the point and very helpful, as I had hoped, and I thank you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-01-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By mrmeadows
Travel Advice: traveling with film; digital backup methods

I'm preparing to set out on 6 weeks of travel during which I expect to make a few 1000 photographs, mostly documentation, street photography and cityscapes. I'll fly from the US to and from...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2011
Replies: 152
Views: 33,859
Posted By mrmeadows
Bill: I sill get a good laugh each time I...

Bill: I sill get a good laugh each time I remember your column on the Digital Journalist in which you wrote of being a recovering bag addict. That's a classic.

For my part, I learned long ago to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By mrmeadows
Isn't it often a whole lot faster to use...

Isn't it often a whole lot faster to use auto-exposure-bracket than to spend time chimping the histogram to avoid blown highlights?

---- Mike
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-19-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,728
Posted By mrmeadows
My main metering technique is based on incident...

My main metering technique is based on incident light readings, but it is much faster than fiddling around with the computer dial incorporated into every meter. It also involves a story about...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By mrmeadows
I think you've put your finger exactly on a...

I think you've put your finger exactly on a modern photographer's conundrum. Shooting for myself in the past, I would decide on a project-by-project basis whether to do color or BW. After shooting,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 07-22-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 7,011
Posted By mrmeadows
People who recoil at the cost of a digital M...

People who recoil at the cost of a digital M cannot rationalize their reticence with the argument that film is less expensive. That argument is false, because in the long run THE DIGITAL M WILL BE...
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