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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By Roger Hicks
Looks real. And why not? I bought one in similar...

Looks real. And why not? I bought one in similar condition 30-odd years ago. This one needs only to have been in the back of a drawer 30-odd years longer: far from impossible.

And thanks for being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Cal, Yeah, probably. But who isn't? You...

Dear Cal,

Yeah, probably. But who isn't?

You just prefer your version of crazy to other people's. Anything that makes you or anyone else question who is crazier is probably useful.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roger Hicks
No. Just development. More development = steeper...

No. Just development. More development = steeper D/log R curve = more toe speed = more contrast. In other words, if you can live with more contrast, you get more toe speed. This is a matter of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yes there is. It's a question of shadow detail...

Yes there is. It's a question of shadow detail and contrast.

It's all definition. If there were only one speed we'd never have had ASA, DIN, Schneider, Ilford Film Group, Weston...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Were we talking only about colour? Cheers, R.

Were we talking only about colour?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
"Should I bother with ice cream?" "Should I...

"Should I bother with ice cream?"

"Should I bother with a bicycle?"

"Should I bother with sex?"

TRY IT AND SEE.

Cheers,
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yeah, I have one. BIG problem: very blue light =...

Yeah, I have one. BIG problem: very blue light = all but useless with VC. Anybody want to buy it? (Assuming of course I can still find it).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite. As we have agreed before, dedication is...

Quite. As we have agreed before, dedication is generally something of a prerequisite for art. But some people can't be bothered...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Really? No running water anywhere in the...

Really?

No running water anywhere in the apartment?

Gosh.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sure, unless you can tell the difference between...

Sure, unless you can tell the difference between driving a Ford and a classic (pre-Jaguar) Daimler. Both will get you from A to B. The differences are (a) how much you enjoy the journey and (b) how...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
So you get your priorities wrong... Besides,...

So you get your priorities wrong...

Besides, some of the best prints I have ever seen were made in darkrooms without running water. Your point is?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Cities and suburbs are not the only options....

Cities and suburbs are not the only options. There are also towns and villages.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded Cheers, R.

Seconded

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Roger Hicks
Woods Metal would require engraving so that would...

Woods Metal would require engraving so that would preclude silk screening.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roger Hicks
Google Portra 400 Hicks Schultz...

Google Portra 400 Hicks Schultz Shutterbug...

Cheers.

R.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,858
Posted By Roger Hicks
The G-word. Doublepluscheers, R.

The G-word.

Doublepluscheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Should I bother with film? Yes. Cheers, R.

Should I bother with film?

Yes.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 4 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Roger Hicks
Ah... Perhaps RFF members would be kind enough...

Ah...

Perhaps RFF members would be kind enough to list the times they've achieved pole position.

And then the times that (let us say) Noctilux owners of their acquaintance have achieved pole...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,858
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Ah... You mean you'll go and stand...

Dear Keith,

Ah... You mean you'll go and stand in the C-word?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 5 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,968
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not sure about Coke bottle bottoms, even with the...

Not sure about Coke bottle bottoms, even with the 55/1.2 wide open, but it's a pretty good lens by f/5.6 or so. But wide open... Well, I actually like the effect at f/1.2, which is actually quite...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,858
Posted By Roger Hicks
"T-word": Tomato? Testicle? Treacle? Tenax? Who...

"T-word": Tomato? Testicle? Treacle? Tenax?

Who else is sick of being asked to guess words from their initials? Sure, it's clear once you've read the post -- but the header is the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jan, Para 1: "More" and "better" are...

Dear Jan,

Para 1: "More" and "better" are different. Replacement films are not "more" though they may be "better".

Para 2: Who do you think coats Bergger? Clue: it ain't Bergger.

Para 3: Really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Denton, May. Wanna pretend to be a...

Dear Denton,

May.

Wanna pretend to be a currency speculator?

Or wanna buy something at what it's worth to you and enjoy using it?

Cheers,
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Roger Hicks
Great! I was about to suggest asking a...

Great! I was about to suggest asking a jeweller/silversmith/watchmaker what they would charge to fix it (often surprisingly little). No need now!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jan, Now remove replacements such as those...

Dear Jan,

Now remove replacements such as those in bold.

Then remove the ones that are rebranded versions of other films on the maket (a lovely quote from Ilford in the days when they openly coated...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 935
Posted By Roger Hicks
One or two M-series (usually digital) and two to...

One or two M-series (usually digital) and two to four lenses. Fortunately my wife favours an M-series or two (usually film) and two or three lenses...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Roger Hicks
Nice! I'm firmly in the "well done Leica" camp,...

Nice!

I'm firmly in the "well done Leica" camp, despite the snivels, whinges, sniping and very weak jokes here and elsewhere (including on the link).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear David, Thanks very much indeed for those...

Dear David,

Thanks very much indeed for those pics. If I may impose, here are a couple mpre questions.

First, was there -- to the best of your considerable knowledge -- a sort of "220" version of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By Roger Hicks
OK: that must be the one there's a start arrow...

OK: that must be the one there's a start arrow for on early Contaxes (? and some Kievs), which I thought I remembered as 235. Damn: now I need to go and check. I have the information...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Mike, No, really, I've used modern...

Dear Mike,

No, really, I've used modern cassettes in pre-1930 Leicas and as far as I remember in pre-1934 Contaxes. I think -- I'm too lazy to check -- that 235 was 35mm film for loading pre-cut...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,703
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not entirely, e.g. the 39mm x 26 tpi lens mount....

Not entirely, e.g. the 39mm x 26 tpi lens mount. Also (as the mount illustrates) Leicas were not exclusively metric. Where were you reading about it? I'd trust some sources more than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jan, All I can say is that we have very...

Dear Jan,

All I can say is that we have very differing recollections on when Forte, Foma and Efke film were available in the non-communist world. They were however widely available after 1990, and...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Roger Hicks
1 Stopping worrying about kit. Some cameras are...

1 Stopping worrying about kit. Some cameras are better than others for some applications, but the main thing is to use equipment you're happy with and can use quickly and comfortably, almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 4,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jan, Are you sure? Subtract 25 from 2015...

Dear Jan,

Are you sure? Subtract 25 from 2015 and you get 1990. Agfa, Forte, Polaroid, Efke... Those are whole marques. Then look at the films that have been discontinued (HIE?), even if the makers...
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Roger Hicks
Probably rather worse than physical images -- but...

Probably rather worse than physical images -- but then, their normal fate was often landfill too. My suspicion is that the sheer number of pictures that end up on Pinterest and the like will mean...
Forum: Large Format RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,427
Posted By Roger Hicks
If that large! I've never heard anyone with a...

If that large! I've never heard anyone with a good word for them. Also, I strongly suspect that quarter-plate (3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch) was more common than 4x5 inch. The very thin films are apparently a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Mike, Lots of good stuff, but honestly,...

Dear Mike,

Lots of good stuff, but honestly, "35mm film" and "35mm standard cartridges" are not the same thing. The Kodak cassette was designed to fit both the Leica and the Contax -- even the...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,114
Posted By Roger Hicks
My understanding of "bokeh" is "the quality of...

My understanding of "bokeh" is "the quality of the out of focus image".

At which point, yes, of course bokeh is relevant. But equally, some out of focus backgrounds (wide apertures) are simply...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not really. The Israelites slaughtered their...

Not really. The Israelites slaughtered their fathers, mothers and brothers. You think the survivors were turned on by this and willingly embraced the murderers? How was it NOT rape? And they were...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, quite. The answer to all too many people is...

Well, quite. The answer to all too many people is unfortunately, "Yes".

As NY_Dan said, There's so much hypocrisy.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not least here. Palestine ring any bells?...

Not least here. Palestine ring any bells? Waziristan? Why do we need special pleading for ANY group not to be murdered more or less at random? See my earlier post, Regardless of who starts a war,...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
And jesuisahmed (the policeman shot in the groin...

And jesuisahmed (the policeman shot in the groin and then in the head outside the Charlie Hebdo offices):

"I am a Moslem. You insulted my religion. I died defending your right to do...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Roger Hicks
As already noted, the very similar Tewe is...

As already noted, the very similar Tewe is excellent too. I'm not sure that one isn't a copy of the other. Tewe review http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/tewe%20polyfocus.html

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
Divinely inspired/approved genocide and...

Divinely inspired/approved genocide and paedophile rape in return for seductions and conversions (both presumably voluntary) sounds even less well-balanced than killing a dozen people in return for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Roger Hicks
And some honeymoon shots, by the look of it. Last...

And some honeymoon shots, by the look of it. Last pic looks like the Crown Jewels (no, not those).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, The Midianites might disagree:...

Dear Keith,

The Midianites might disagree: Numbers, Chapter 31. At least those who survived: the "girl-children". Not just genocide but cheerful endorsement of paedophile rape. Regardless of who...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 1,933
Posted By Roger Hicks
http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2015/01/07/twelve-amuse...

http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2015/01/07/twelve-amused-and-four-left-laughing-in-satirical-attack-on-is-headquarters/

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,095
Posted By Roger Hicks
Does it have to go on the wall? Wouldn't one-time...

Does it have to go on the wall? Wouldn't one-time publication suffice?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roger Hicks
I can. Have you ever tried claiming? For more...

I can. Have you ever tried claiming? For more than twopence ha'penny? For anything other than amateur use in your own county? If you have more than (say) $10,000 worth of gear, that is unlikely to be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Adrian. Faintly plausible. Lovely idea. But...

Dear Adrian.

Faintly plausible. Lovely idea. But I have to agree: new one on me.

Cheers,

R.
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