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Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Roger Hicks
The true ISO of Delta 3200 is about 1250 max, but...

The true ISO of Delta 3200 is about 1250 max, but it looks flat and dull when developed to ISO contrast, i.e. it's designed to be overdeveloped (pushed).

At that point, "pushed one stop" doesn't...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Roger Hicks
Same here. Except of course that it's EI not ISO....

Same here. Except of course that it's EI not ISO. ISO is based on shadow detail, which you ain't gonna get at much over EI 1600-2000. But, as we both know, that doesn't always matter.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
Two M2s, certainly, but I don't know which lenses...

Two M2s, certainly, but I don't know which lenses I'd take. Maybe just 35 and 75.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
Nor I, though an M2 did once fail 15 miles from...

Nor I, though an M2 did once fail 15 miles from home. That's why I'd take a spare.

Have you seen http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20photo-moto.html ?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
So is easy riding on bad roads, which might...

So is easy riding on bad roads, which might incline me to the smaller, lighter bike. I've done scores of thousands of miles -- probably well over 200,000 in total, on three continents -- on both...
Forum: Travel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
Don't do 500 mile days! As my mechanic in...

Don't do 500 mile days!

As my mechanic in Bristol (specialist in BMW and Vincent) said, "The first time I did 500 miles in a day, I realized than any fool could -- and only a fool would."

Yes, I've...
Forum: Travel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded. Cheers, R.

Seconded.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,253
Posted By Roger Hicks
Getting onto a motorcycle after driving a car is...

Getting onto a motorcycle after driving a car is like recovering from a disease.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,055
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, no, you don't understand. I don't care about...

No, no, you don't understand. I don't care about photography enough to get off my arse and go to actual exhibitions. I want to be spoon-fed everything via a monitor.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By Roger Hicks
Condition above all: it doesn't matter how...

Condition above all: it doesn't matter how wonderful or elegant or purist a camera is if it doesn't work.

After that, personal preference. For me a Zorkii 4K wipes the floor with the competition...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By Roger Hicks
Does anyone know how to get hold of...

Does anyone know how to get hold of http://free373.qefihy.org/ who appear to have stolen the copyright of A History of the 35mm Still Camera, Focal Press, 1984?

Assuming it has been copyrighted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By Roger Hicks
I can do that quite easily: see A History of the...

I can do that quite easily: see A History of the 35mm Still Camera, Focal Press, 1984, http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-History-35mm-Still-Camera/dp/0240512332

But it's nothing to do with taking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By Roger Hicks
Now define "performance"... Seriously, I agree...

Now define "performance"...

Seriously, I agree completely. If I get the results I want at a price I can afford, I'm winning.

Cheers,

R,
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By Roger Hicks
"My question is do you try to match your camera...

"My question is do you try to match your camera to your lens(es) on the basis of mount, or brand or period or all three?"

The exact opposite. That's why my main 35mm systems are cross-compatible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,561
Posted By Roger Hicks
My first Leica (a 1936 IIIa, bought in 1969), for...

My first Leica (a 1936 IIIa, bought in 1969), for sentimental reasons, even though it doesn't work any more. A rusty, barely-functioning Kodak box camera that my father bought before I was born....
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Roger Hicks
Fair dinkum. You KNOW what you want. Many don't,...

Fair dinkum. You KNOW what you want. Many don't, hence my honest question.

Then again, with a subject that specialized, that you aren't shooting at random, why not carry your Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Roger Hicks
How will it improve your photography? Cheers, R.

How will it improve your photography?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Abram, What do you see as the advantages of...

Dear Abram,

What do you see as the advantages of the M4?

I have both an M2 (second hand, bought maybe 40 years ago) and an M4-P (new maybe 35 years ago), with a rewind crank on the M2. The M2...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
Agree completely. See Post 4: Whatever you...

Agree completely. See Post 4:

Whatever you have, and works.

But a Canon isn't a Leica, let alone a screw mount/Barnack Leica.

I've had several Canons, and lots of pre-M Leicas: A, Standard, II,...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Roger Hicks
See about a third of the way down...

See about a third of the way down http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20firstlook%20sonnar%2050.html for a real-life test of focus shift (+ review).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By Roger Hicks
Why? Why mess up a "museum piece" instead of...

Why?

Why mess up a "museum piece" instead of buying a "good user" camera? The latter will probably work better anyway, because it won't be gummed up by decades on non-use (and see photomoof's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Highlight: sure. And once you have...

Dear Frank,

Highlight: sure. And once you have the case and the basic camera, it's better that way. You can then (if you wish) build your outfit the way people always have: buying what you can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but it...

I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but it doesn't look to me as though it's working. Which of us is trying to change "the world's language"?

I think I'd probably prefer wrestling with a pig....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Cal, Extended development invariably means...

Dear Cal,

Extended development invariably means bigger grain.

Sorry.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
Hardly. A screw-mount Leica is one thing. A...

Hardly.

A screw-mount Leica is one thing.

A Canon is another. Likewise a Tanack, a Fed, a Zorkii, a Reid, a Kardon... In the same way, a Ford is one thing, a Peugeot another, an Opel yet...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Randy, The flexibility of neg/pos B+W...

Dear Randy,

The flexibility of neg/pos B+W photography saves many Zone system users from themselves.

As long as you wet print, or as long as your scanner can penetrate the negative, the only...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not really. It would take any "expert" at most a...

Not really. It would take any "expert" at most a few seconds to see what sort of camera they were looking at, and to determine whether it was a screw-mount Leica. Why use the meaningless and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By Roger Hicks
True, but it was flat, muddy and grainy and...

True, but it was flat, muddy and grainy and barely 800 in speed increasing developers. Foma has made some great films but that wasn't one of them.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By Roger Hicks
Just a frame finder, perhaps, with glass at the...

Just a frame finder, perhaps, with glass at the front and back?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear David, You're probably right but I was...

Dear David,

You're probably right but I was allowing for (probably unrealistically long) lead times. My guess is that the IIIb was an intermediate model, trying out the (probably not Barnack) RF/VF...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, What does "intact" mean? I put...

Dear Frank,

What does "intact" mean?

I put together similar outfits of fairly unremarkable Leica kit in the 1970s, even in proper Leica cases, and with Leica hoods (not all of these are). At the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey, Well, it is a Leica thread after...

Dear Godfrey,

Well, it is a Leica thread after all.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By Roger Hicks
One word: developing to finality. "Finality"...

One word: developing to finality.

"Finality" implies "gamma infinity", the maximum possible contrast of which the emulsion is capable. Not since the early DIN standard has this been how films are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Let alone a screw-mount Leica. Which is why I...

Let alone a screw-mount Leica. Which is why I find the present thread strange. As Oskar died in 1936 it's pretty weird to call all screw-mount Leicas, including the ones that appeared after he died...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Helen, Or indeed before conception....

Dear Helen,

Or indeed before conception.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ben, Also my brother's 31st birthday......

Dear Ben,

Also my brother's 31st birthday...

Yes, Leicas are fun, aren't they?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By Roger Hicks
On further thought, I think you're right and my...

On further thought, I think you're right and my earlier post was probably wrong, simply because of development to completion. On the other hand I have seen formulae for variable contrast paper...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
When did "screw-mount Leicas" become "Barnacks"?...

When did "screw-mount Leicas" become "Barnacks"? And when did "Barnack" become "any camera I like, regardless of format, history or common sense"?

After some of the answers on this thread, I'm half...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,320
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sounds fascinating but that's still about half...

Sounds fascinating but that's still about half the true ISO of Neopan. In other words, EI 1000 is more than a 2-stop push for the new film whereas EI 1000 is between 1/3 and 1/2 stop push from the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ben, High alkalinity and plenty of...

Dear Ben,

High alkalinity and plenty of hydroquinone will increase contrast. I'd be inclined to mix my own because I am not sure how to modify existing developers but I'd suggest a couple of pellets...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Bob, Sure. When I was 19 I had a Pentax SV...

Dear Bob,

Sure. When I was 19 I had a Pentax SV and an utterly gorgeous girlfriend. Then (on my advice) she bought a Leica (a black II, a conversion from a 1929 Model A): I can't remember if we were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Roger Hicks
It takes a while, but for your next reincarnation...

It takes a while, but for your next reincarnation place an order for an MP just before you pop your clogs...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roger Hicks
If you're a zombie, probably... For me, the...

If you're a zombie, probably...

For me, the answer is "dunno". I've not been without a Leica since I was 19 (still have it) or an M since I was about 24.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,840
Posted By Roger Hicks
Whatever you have, and works. But a Canon isn't...

Whatever you have, and works.

But a Canon isn't a Leica, let alone a screw mount/Barnack Leica.

I've had several Canons, and lots of pre-M Leicas: A, Standard, II, III, IIIa, IIIb, IIIc, IIIf,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Randy, By ISO criteria, the film is...

Dear Randy,

By ISO criteria, the film is optimally exposed at 400 (not "dense") and thin but usable at 800.

Remember that ASA standards (precursors of ISO arithmetic, and themselves descendants of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By Roger Hicks
Loss of shadow detail, bigger grain, higher...

Loss of shadow detail, bigger grain, higher contrast.

Tonality is also different. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the subject. When I was in my teens and early 20s I ALWAYS...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By Roger Hicks
Highlight 1: No, the meter should be affected by...

Highlight 1: No, the meter should be affected by the aperture changes no matter what lens. There's no auto diaphragm so stopping down = less light on the sensor. I use pre-war lenses on my metered...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 5,964
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Well, quite: I'd forgotten my Canon...

Dear Frank,

Well, quite: I'd forgotten my Canon (inherited from my late father in law) with 50mm and 35-85 Series 1. Why do we all have quite so many systems? Because the pitiful amount they would...
Forum: Fuji X Interchangeable Lens Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 5,964
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Ah... Then it's too late to give the...

Dear Frank,

Ah... Then it's too late to give the advice I was going to, namely, cold showers morning and evening and wearing boxing gloves in bed.

Actually I found the Leica M-digitals quite easy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By Roger Hicks
Only slightly, and only at less than 2m/6 ft. In...

Only slightly, and only at less than 2m/6 ft. In fact, depending on which finder you choose, it might even be more accurate at your favourite distances.

Cheers,

R.
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