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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Roger Hicks
M (digi or real) 35-50-75 Cheers, R.

M (digi or real)

35-50-75

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
I'm still trying to work out the exact meaning of...

I'm still trying to work out the exact meaning of "creepy".

"Anything to do with sex"?

"Anything I don't like to think about"?

"Anything I'm ashamed of thinking about"?

"Anything other than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,824
Posted By Roger Hicks
You are of course absolutely right: I was looking...

You are of course absolutely right: I was looking at his work from a too-narrow perspective.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Roland, Actually, intent is important in...

Dear Roland,

Actually, intent is important in English law. The actus reus, the wrongful act, must be preceded by the mens rea, the wrongful thought.

But -- and this is the important bit -- there...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
An old, chauvinist French proverb says something...

An old, chauvinist French proverb says something like "Life is like a Spanish inn. You get from it only what you bring to it."

Those who look for innuendo will find it without difficulty in this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Here's another, from the back page...

Dear Keith,

Here's another, from the back page of this week's Charlie Hebdo (I translate)

INTERNET RUMOUR OF THE WEEK

Facebook bans the posting of images of executions of hostages. Unless the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Roger Hicks
http://rotatrim.com/ for the best rotary cutters....

http://rotatrim.com/ for the best rotary cutters. The swinging-blade version is nothing like as good (I have both).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
And "street" and... Well, anything except camera...

And "street" and... Well, anything except camera phone pics of kittens and coffee cups. In fact, why don't we just ban everything, and die quietly of starvation and stupidity?

A lovely quote I read...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
Highlight 1: No. Highlight 2: Yes, except that...

Highlight 1: No.

Highlight 2: Yes, except that it wasn't just one ill-chosen word or phrase: it was the whole tenor of what you posted, including your apparent belief that we all have to obey "one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,824
Posted By Roger Hicks
I'd have agreed with you until I went to a major...

I'd have agreed with you until I went to a major Lartigue exhibition in Arles two or three years ago. Now, I suspect that he got there by the law of averages: shoot enough pics and some of them are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
The more I think about your reaction, the more...

The more I think about your reaction, the more disgusting it gets. It's merely "reprehensible" to machine-gun people because THEY don't believe in YOUR god? And his prophets? And because YOU, in your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Roger Hicks
Ilford HPS, true ISO 800, 1950s. Ferrania...

Ilford HPS, true ISO 800, 1950s.

Ferrania 1000

Agfa 1000...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Thomas, Ah... Ze blodday Anglo-Saxons...

Dear Thomas,

Ah... Ze blodday Anglo-Saxons again, comme on dit en franšais.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
While I fully agree with the second extract, I...

While I fully agree with the second extract, I take it you're not a regular reader of Charlie Hebdo? And that you are unfamiliar with the fact that France is a secular state, so NO religion can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 5,254
Posted By Roger Hicks
Forty years ago, my first ever exhibition was of...

Forty years ago, my first ever exhibition was of pictures taken at Weston super Mare (a holiday resort). Some of the pics were of people of both sexes in swimsuits. No-one ever blinked.

In 1992 I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, I wasn't that uncomfortable. Or even "in a...

No, I wasn't that uncomfortable. Or even "in a twist."

More than excused. My own brain, stroke fee so far thank God, is no more reliable.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,824
Posted By Roger Hicks
It's the bus, isn't it? And being told what to...

It's the bus, isn't it? And being told what to think?

Yes, I've photographed seriously poor people in India, both Indians and Tibetans. But I was introduced to them, or simply met them, as equals....
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,356
Posted By Roger Hicks
Leave it. Either it comes back or it doesn't. If...

Leave it.

Either it comes back or it doesn't. If it's really important it will: if it isn't, it may not.

Either way, why worry? Read a book; waste time on the internet; fix some stuff that needs...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roger Hicks
And? Why should "a short history of the FED...

And?

Why should "a short history of the FED works" have any inherent credibility, the more so if it is hard to find? Clue: if it were true, it would probably be a lot easier to find.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roger Hicks
I've read all kinds of things, but I don't...

I've read all kinds of things, but I don't necessarily believe them. I've never heard that one before, and I don't believe it either.

First, WHY would Leica license a cheap'n'nasty copy?

Second,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not least because it never was. It was an...

Not least because it never was. It was an improved Contax. A far bigger improvement, though, would have been dropping that bloody silly lens mount.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Tradition. Cheers, R.

Tradition.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded! Cheers, R.

Seconded!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By Roger Hicks
Or according to Ilford, ISO 1250 in a speed...

Or according to Ilford, ISO 1250 in a speed increasing developer such as DD-X or Microphen. But as you say, it's great at EI 1600 in DDX. Tonally, that combination is the easy winner. ISO 400 films...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Roger Hicks
By designing a camera that was meant from the...

By designing a camera that was meant from the start to be used with a winder. Yes, it would be comparatively easy to design an M that could be used the way you describe -- but that's not the same as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Raid, No, I don't love them. Why on earth...

Dear Raid,

No, I don't love them. Why on earth would you think I did? As you said yourself, "I don't find it offensive. It is not meant for me."

Nor for me. But Leica's history embraced the Luxus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Roger Hicks
It is, isn't it? Like having your finger on a...

It is, isn't it? Like having your finger on a mechanical pump. On the other hand, I'm not sure how they could have fired the shutter from the motor. What linkage could they have used in the base of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 754
Posted By Roger Hicks
YES! Anyone who fails to understand this must...

YES!

Anyone who fails to understand this must never have seen even half-decent original prints, let alone good ones.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yep. Done it. Cheers, R.

Yep. Done it.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Raid, How? Cheers, R.

Dear Raid,

How?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 754
Posted By Roger Hicks
Congratulations! Wonderful feeling, isn't...

Congratulations!

Wonderful feeling, isn't it?

Presumably you are now elevated from Petty Bourgeois to Grand Bourgeois?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roger Hicks
Or had, at least. Probably the best build...

Or had, at least. Probably the best build quality, too. A lot will however depend on what's happened in the intervening decades. Personally I'd look for a Konica with manual control.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 5,119
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Simon, Ah, but you are ignoring the...

Dear Simon,

Ah, but you are ignoring the fundamental internet truth that those who do not agree with you are worthless buffoons.

The trouble is, of course, that some of them are. But another law...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By Roger Hicks
Atget, without doubt. Willy Ronis, though I...

Atget, without doubt. Willy Ronis, though I suppose he's more people than landscape.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,231
Posted By Roger Hicks
Only the trolley and the girl's legs in the rain...

Only the trolley and the girl's legs in the rain really work for me -- but they REALLY work. The street crossing sign (man on phone on left) comes close to the same standard, which is "Really good...
Forum: Canon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,704
Posted By Roger Hicks
Are apples as good as oranges? 'Cos they're about...

Are apples as good as oranges? 'Cos they're about that different. I really like Canons and have had several, but none that I like/liked as well as M2 or M3. Put it this way: I still have Leica RFs,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Tim, Interesting, thanks. I'd still prefer...

Dear Tim,

Interesting, thanks. I'd still prefer the term "strip, clean and overhaul" because all too many CLAs seem to involve little or no stripping, merely sluicing and over-lubricating, usually...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Roger Hicks
I may be an emigrant -- I've lived outside...

I may be an emigrant -- I've lived outside Cornwall since I was two -- but at least I'm not a foreigner. KERNOW BYS VYKEN!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 5,119
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, no, no. All true internet debate is...

No, no, no. All true internet debate is predicated on "one size fits all". I'd not normally quote Wikipedia but this sums it up pretty well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrustes

Is this whole...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Roger Hicks
BURN THE HERETIC! Alternatively, leave him 20-30...

BURN THE HERETIC!

Alternatively, leave him 20-30 years and see what's still working.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Roger Hicks
Any Czechs here? VE Day 2015

Any news on the celebrations in Prague on May 8th? Frances and I were there in '95, 50th anniversary. This year is the 70th. If we can possibly make it (money, time) we will. Anyone got a spare room?...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Posted By Roger Hicks
Nothing like as much as Series owners look down...

Nothing like as much as Series owners look down on the owners of recent Range Rovers. For that matter, even Defenders are a bit suspect. I have a Series III, the last before the Defender.

Nearest...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 5,119
Posted By Roger Hicks
And they're jolly picturesque! I confess to...

And they're jolly picturesque!

I confess to taking pictures of "picturesque" tramps when I was much younger (late 1960s/early 1970s). But then I realized that they deserve at least as much respect...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,844
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, no, no. Did you skip Conspiracy Theories 101?...

No, no, no. Did you skip Conspiracy Theories 101? Or Basic Internet Hysteria in high school?

Cheers.

R.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,534
Posted By Roger Hicks
As a friend of mine put it, "You can get in one...

As a friend of mine put it, "You can get in one side to do the repairs, and still hold a party on the other side of the block."

Have you considered a Series Land Rover, though?

Despite all this I...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 11,116
Posted By Roger Hicks
Only two of my Leicas are over 50 years old, M2...

Only two of my Leicas are over 50 years old, M2 and IIIa. The latter is proof that they are hopelessly unreliable: a mere 79 years old and after less than thirty years of hard use in my hands...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite. Also northern latitudes. Also, I wasn't...

Quite. Also northern latitudes.

Also, I wasn't aware that there are any ISO 1600 films left on the market. Ilford Delta 3200 is about ISO 1250 at fastest. At EI 1600 there will be at least 1/3 loss...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 11,116
Posted By Roger Hicks
IIIa, M2, M4P, MP, M8, M9. I've used Leicas since...

IIIa, M2, M4P, MP, M8, M9. I've used Leicas since c. 1969. Never had more than about half a dozen at a time, though.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 5,119
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Dave, Highlight 1: Daily Mail Fox...

Dear Dave,

Highlight 1:

Daily Mail

Fox News

Daily Telegraph
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yes. The worst ones are when people try to be...

Yes. The worst ones are when people try to be clever -- and fail miserably. There are however plenty of forums where this is an even worse problem, such as the Amateur Photographer forum....
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