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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By thegman
If you prefer an optical finder, then D700 is the...

If you prefer an optical finder, then D700 is the best bet? After all, the finder is where you'll spend most of your time with it.
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Hi George, I've made some quick changes to the...

Hi George, I've made some quick changes to the site, so you can get some full size screenshots, and also there is a list of all the filters available.

All the best

Garry
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Will do, and can confirm we do indeed have a grad...

Will do, and can confirm we do indeed have a grad filter.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Sorry I missed this one somehow, right now Halide...

Sorry I missed this one somehow, right now Halide does not have a curves tool in the traditional sense, but we've got highlight/shadows tool.

Right now, I think the best thing to do is to try out...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Hi Godfrey, Well, we actually use EXIFTool for...

Hi Godfrey,
Well, we actually use EXIFTool for access, but some of the more esoteric settings are hidden from the user, but we could likely enable access to all of them easy enough.

We read in XMP...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Well, keeping in sync is the aim, but at the same...

Well, keeping in sync is the aim, but at the same time, I like the idea of having two distinct products, which can suit each user base. On the Mac for example, iCloud integration is popular, on...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
I just tried an X3F file, and with the CODECs...

I just tried an X3F file, and with the CODECs from:

http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/

It opened just fine, I'm not sure how much the spec changes for the newer cameras, I'd be happy to try a...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
No plans, the thing with developing for Windows...

No plans, the thing with developing for Windows vs. developing for the Mac, on Mac you target the OS level, on Windows (as a .NET developer), I don't target the OS, I target the .NET level, and...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Fair enough, I guess for me, I don't make...

Fair enough, I guess for me, I don't make portfolios, I print, but just stick them in albums in no particular order!

Feature request noted!
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
If you mean simply to invert the colours, yes,...

If you mean simply to invert the colours, yes, it's a filter same as everything else in Halide/Emulsion:

https://halideapp.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/image4.png

Then you can either save a version...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Right I see, shouldn't be too big of a deal to...

Right I see, shouldn't be too big of a deal to implement something like that, I'll take a look.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Hi there, Can you let me know if you're using Mac...

Hi there,
Can you let me know if you're using Mac or PC, and also explain what you mean by 'sequence', email me at [email protected] and I'll see what I can do.

Cheers

Garry
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Hi Bill, The license is per-user, so we're...

Hi Bill,
The license is per-user, so we're totally cool with you running on more than one computer.

Cheers

Garry
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Emulsion needs Mac OS X 'Yosemite', which is...

Emulsion needs Mac OS X 'Yosemite', which is version 10.10, so unfortunately not. Not sure what hardware you're running, but my Mac Mini is kind of old and can still run Yosemite, although if you...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Hi Stephen, Well, I think the big advantage is...

Hi Stephen,
Well, I think the big advantage is the same as the disadvantage, we're a really small business vs. a very big business. The good thing about that is that we can respond to users' requests...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Thanks Godfrey, I used to use Lightroom too (but...

Thanks Godfrey, I used to use Lightroom too (but on Windows, Moray is the Mac guy), and I liked it in general, but I guess with a lot of Adobe stuff, it does tend to just get bigger, and bigger, and...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
I felt the same way when Oracle dropped support...

I felt the same way when Oracle dropped support for Solaris on anything older than a T-series SPARC, it was just to sell more hardware, the older kit was way powerful enough...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Thanks John, funny you should mention Alienware,...

Thanks John, funny you should mention Alienware, I was looking at one just today in JB Hifi (an Australia electronics shop), I like the Surface, but the Alienware just looks like a monster (in a good...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
Shame, it unfortunately rather tricky as a Mac...

Shame, it unfortunately rather tricky as a Mac developer to keep supporting the older version while still use the features of the new versions...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,896
Posted By thegman
New photo app for Mac and Windows!

Hi all,
Just an intro thread for a new photo application for Windows and Mac, which you may have seen advertised among the homepage banners of RFF.

As you can see from my post count, I've been on...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 4,168
Posted By thegman
It's got it's purpose, same as any other...

It's got it's purpose, same as any other technique, but I guess there was a period when it seemed that nobody shot anything above f/0.95 and it was used as a crutch to prop up bad photos, same as...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,224
Posted By thegman
I'd say RAM might be your best bet, and it's...

I'd say RAM might be your best bet, and it's relatively inexpensive.

I've found that GPUs only make a little bit of difference, I went from Intel integrated graphics to Nvidia GTX 750, which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,256
Posted By thegman
I think they're perfectly nice photos, sure...

I think they're perfectly nice photos, sure lighting, focus, and just about everything else is not what you'd consider 'professional', but nor are practically all of my favourite photos.

There are...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 07-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By thegman
Save film photography? Not as such, I don't...

Save film photography? Not as such, I don't think, but enormously increased it's appeal? Beyond doubt I think.

I know people without a clue about photography, they've heard of 'Lomo' they like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 6,290
Posted By thegman
If the Leica M-A is considered expensive, then I...

If the Leica M-A is considered expensive, then I don't know what to think of iPhones, other smartphones, tablets etc. By comparison, iPhones are essentially disposable items, and therefore wildly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By thegman
I did a little development on my own, but quite...

I did a little development on my own, but quite frankly, my fingers don't have the delicate touch required to load a reel (4x5 was OK, but even then, I found it a pain), and my quick-to-anger...
Forum: Leica Q 06-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,180
Posted By thegman
The Q looks like a lovely camera, but a bit big...

The Q looks like a lovely camera, but a bit big for fixed lens. I also don't really see a point in a FF fixed lens camera, the image quality difference would seem insignificant compared to the size...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 3,810
Posted By thegman
Depends on the person, for some, it'll end up...

Depends on the person, for some, it'll end up being a stress-producing drain on finances, for others it'll be worth every penny.

Digital camera are not a lifetime investment, but of course, nor do...
Forum: Leica Q 06-10-2015
Replies: 211
Views: 8,281
Posted By thegman
Sure, why not. If it's an interchangeable lens...

Sure, why not. If it's an interchangeable lens camera, then maybe it becomes a bit different, but as fixed lens compact, no, wouldn't mind a bit.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-10-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 5,981
Posted By thegman
I don't think so, basically because in 50 years...

I don't think so, basically because in 50 years or whatever, it almost certainly won't work. Also, I think there is something about electronics vs. mechanics which just does not inspire the type of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,606
Posted By thegman
Or a Rollei 35, never had a shot out of focus...

Or a Rollei 35, never had a shot out of focus when I used mine. I found it very liberating to have such a basic camera. Even the Lomo LC-A, which basically has 4 (I think) focous stops, I was always...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-26-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,021
Posted By thegman
I don't pay much attention to corner sharpness...

I don't pay much attention to corner sharpness etc. but I was always happy with my Nokton 35mm f/1.4. Other than that, I'd be tempted with the new Summarit, if only for the small size.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-26-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By thegman
I'd be inclined to pony up for the M9P, just...

I'd be inclined to pony up for the M9P, just because it's prettier, but in terms of numbers of clicks etc. I think sometimes it can be like mileage on a car, it can seem like low miles means more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 4,422
Posted By thegman
Mixing and matching modern lenses on old bodies...

Mixing and matching modern lenses on old bodies or t'other way round is fine with me, but I must also say there is something quite pleasing about using a complete historic set. I went to Belgium a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By thegman
I kind of agree with you about Photoshop, but I...

I kind of agree with you about Photoshop, but I think generally a good print is supposed to look like what you want. Ansel Adams certainly had a distinctive look in printing, but it's not for...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 05-19-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 5,406
Posted By thegman
I used to use Leica, now I don't. I think I'm...

I used to use Leica, now I don't. I think I'm moving more towards smaller cameras, Rollei 35, Minox 35GT, that kind of thing. I moved away from Leica because I wanted to focus on medium format...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,639
Posted By thegman
I think sometimes it's just easier to do what the...

I think sometimes it's just easier to do what the camera wants, like a lot of complicated technology, we can try to make it work as we want, or we can just learn to use it as it's makers intended.

I...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-29-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 2,841
Posted By thegman
A screenless digital camera is kind of...

A screenless digital camera is kind of interesting to me, but I've got to say, I don't much like the 'Audi designed' appearance of it. Audi make some beautiful cars, but Leica make some of the best...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,494
Posted By thegman
Totally agree, I find my 'keepers' these days are...

Totally agree, I find my 'keepers' these days are not the photos I trekked out with a medium format camera and a tripod, they're the quick shots taken with a phone or little 35mm camera, on the spur...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 64,495
Posted By thegman
I think sometimes a vignette can be really...

I think sometimes a vignette can be really striking. My brother's LCA-120 vignettes strongly, and I must say, I like it.
Forum: Travel 04-17-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 9,715
Posted By thegman
If I possibly could, I'd move to Hawai'i in a...

If I possibly could, I'd move to Hawai'i in a heartbeat, but even if I could get a visa, which I couldn't, the cost of living I think is very high indeed.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-14-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 4,652
Posted By thegman
Depends what the goal is, if it's to make lots of...

Depends what the goal is, if it's to make lots of money or to make good products, I think it's tricky to do both. It becomes next to impossible if you also want to pay fair wages.

Really though, if...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-12-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,134
Posted By thegman
I'd say give it another chance for a couple of...

I'd say give it another chance for a couple of weeks or a month, it's not going depreciate much in that time. If you still don't like it, then sell, it's just a camera, you don't owe it your time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By thegman
I've had both, I'd agree that Rolleiflex feel...

I've had both, I'd agree that Rolleiflex feel more delicate, and maybe seem to 'rattle' a bit more, but maybe they've just got more moving parts. Both seemed perfectly hardly and durable though, had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 3,025
Posted By thegman
I think the only reason to want FF is for focal...

I think the only reason to want FF is for focal lengths to be the 'expected' field of view. In compacts, that's not really an issue as you're not putting on other lenses.

Maybe some people like the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-31-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,090
Posted By thegman
Why not get the printer, see how you go, and then...

Why not get the printer, see how you go, and then decide? The Mac (iMac included) is well used in photographic and artistic circles, I think 99% of people would think it's good enough, especially for...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 03-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By thegman
If you're new to RF cameras, then I think R2M. My...

If you're new to RF cameras, then I think R2M. My brother had a Bessa T with that lens too, and it's very pretty, and lovely to use, As a first RF though, you mind find it a bit odd using one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By thegman
I think there *might* be truth there, but also I...

I think there *might* be truth there, but also I think it's a factor to bear in mind that profits are not the only thing which companies must aim for. Publicly listed companies are more about...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,378
Posted By thegman
Always a grey area I think. The first generation...

Always a grey area I think. The first generation of digital cameras, with 0.3 megapixels or the like, were next to useless unless you had some particular aesthetic in mind. Once they were up to say,...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-26-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 5,161
Posted By thegman
It's a popular saying, but I'm not sure how true...

It's a popular saying, but I'm not sure how true it is. I don't understand Quantum Mechanics, but I certainly don't hate it, I just accept I don't get it.

As for street photography, it's like other...
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