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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 5,293
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"Many photojournalists seem to like it,...

"Many photojournalists seem to like it, e.g.,"

And many photojournalists are now out of work. How's that working out for them?
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Using a grain focusing device to focus the...

Using a grain focusing device to focus the enlarger gave me a real understanding of how badly slow, handheld shutter speeds and wide open apertures destroyed sharpness in photos. Kind of the same...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Certainly it has become easier. But is it as...

Certainly it has become easier. But is it as personally satisfying? It is broader than just digital. The Nikon F6 or Canon 1V are sophisticated, computer controlled film cameras. Has the increasing...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Exdsc, there is no agenda. I'm always interested...

Exdsc, there is no agenda. I'm always interested in hearing what people think about photography.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Damaso, my intent isn't to prod anyone to say...

Damaso, my intent isn't to prod anyone to say things are worse than they used to be. I was an early adopter of digital. I was always frustrated with film's weaknesses. After decades of film, digital...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Has digital made photography too easy?

No, this isn't a cheap shot at amateur photographers. I'm actually talking to serious photographers - amateur or otherwise.

Has the ease of digital photography decreased the pleasure you get from...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2012
Replies: 1,192
Views: 128,736
Posted By Pickett Wilson
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Pickett Wilson
To get really sharp 40x40 prints from 6x6 you are...

To get really sharp 40x40 prints from 6x6 you are going to have to very carefully control every step of the process from camera to final print. You can do it the hard way with 6x6 or the easy way...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-13-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,547
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Dedicated Digital cameras are already heading...

Dedicated Digital cameras are already heading over the cliff. Articles I've read say 44 percent of photos shot last year were shot on smart phones. That's going to kill off the compact digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Depends on what you want to shoot. If you shoot...

Depends on what you want to shoot. If you shoot primarily people I'd go longer, rather than wider for my next lens. But it's a pretty personal choice. The basic kit is often 35, 50 and 90 for the RF....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"what would you do in that situation?" Send the...

"what would you do in that situation?"

Send the police report to the insurance company, like we've done for decades. Insurance companies generally base their decisions on the police report. The...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I think some of the angst is because of the...

I think some of the angst is because of the inevitability of rapidly accelerating technology. Because technology is so successfully being driven by marketing, there is no real popular effort being...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-13-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"My real concern is not importance but longevity....

"My real concern is not importance but longevity. The vendors will all promise that the images you take will be there but they're ephemeral and can disappear in an instant."

Longevity is a red...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,156
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I hate wedding photography, and hate is too mild...

I hate wedding photography, and hate is too mild a word. I shot a few weddings for family members who would not be put off by my hostility to doing so, but even that doesn't get me to do it anymore....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So, which is which?

So, which is which?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So you believe that all technology is benevolent?

So you believe that all technology is benevolent?
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,547
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Any particular film's demise has been, for...

Any particular film's demise has been, for consumers, precipitous, because we are not privy to the trajectory the producer plans for it. When Tri-X is discontinued, for example, it will seem to us...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,547
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Most photos have likely been lost, thrown out in...

Most photos have likely been lost, thrown out in the trash after the owner dies. I suspect that, considering the billions of photos created each year, few will be at all interested in five year old...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"His point is that people use their cameras...

"His point is that people use their cameras instead of their brains to record events."

Yes, and I think that distinction is important. I always use a recorder when I do an interview, but I also take...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The underlying enabler of all of this photo...

The underlying enabler of all of this photo excess is social networking. Once that fades, so will the interest of the masses in cell phone photography. One thing I've learned in 62 years of living is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
They are collecting moments. Ten thousand moments...

They are collecting moments. Ten thousand moments occupies so little space these days and costs nothing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The modern day "thing" seems to be a tendency...

The modern day "thing" seems to be a tendency toward wider and wider lenses, but my observation is that 35mm is about as wide as most people can control in an environment with a lot of elements in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 4,902
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I stopped shooting photos on vacation many years...

I stopped shooting photos on vacation many years ago. Besides annoying my wife with constant photography, I realized early on that I never looked at the photos (primarily slides in those days) I had...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I can only speak personally, but I want them to...

I can only speak personally, but I want them to see that a human being shot the photo, that the unseen hand pressing the shutter was attached to someone that understood and cared about the human...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Despite the fact that camera bags are...

Despite the fact that camera bags are ridiculously overpriced, bag threads rarely devolve into acrimony.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I think technology has devalued photography in...

I think technology has devalued photography in general.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"I'm bored with this art gallery. What's the big...

"I'm bored with this art gallery. What's the big deal with all these photos hangin' up here. All they had to do was put a filter on 'em. I can do that."
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By Pickett Wilson
My friends, knowing my dislike of Instagram, are...

My friends, knowing my dislike of Instagram, are flooding my email with links to this. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Look at this Instagram

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-10-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Yeah, Instagram. Pick a filter, avoid all this...

Yeah, Instagram. Pick a filter, avoid all this angst! :bang:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-10-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"As soon as someone talks about "great...

"As soon as someone talks about "great photographers", my immediate reaction is "according to who's opinion"?"

I agree with you on this. Opinions of "greatness" depend too much on what criteria we...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-09-2012
Replies: 112
Views: 8,634
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So what is it that is so lacking with the M9 that...

So what is it that is so lacking with the M9 that will cause so many to upgrade?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Johan, that is exactly it.

Johan, that is exactly it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Yes, of course. It's the personal stuff I'm...

Yes, of course. It's the personal stuff I'm working to change.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've had thousands of photos published in...

I've had thousands of photos published in newspapers over the last 40 years. While I have a clearly consistent technique, I don't think there is recognizable style in my photos. I've always worked to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
What I'm talking about, I guess, is a combination...

What I'm talking about, I guess, is a combination of authorship and emotion, with intent thrown in for good measure. Kind of a "I took this photo on purpose, it was made with intent to convey this...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,968
Posted By Pickett Wilson
That Kontur finder looks huge on the Pentax!

That Kontur finder looks huge on the Pentax!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I'm going the opposite direction, Roger. I've...

I'm going the opposite direction, Roger. I've always tended to frame tight, isolating content. Probably because of the "crop their ears off" newspaper world I live in. Now I find myself reaching for...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,968
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Today's configuration for my mirrorless...

Today's configuration for my mirrorless kit:

Pany G2
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 (on the camera)
Canon FD 28mm f/2.8
Jupiter 8 (A Christmas Giveaway Thread gift)
Domke...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Lomo, huh? That should raise prices on the film!

Lomo, huh? That should raise prices on the film!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Keith, my feeling is that the only way forward...

Keith, my feeling is that the only way forward for photography is for photographers to communicate a very personal point of view. There are billions of photos that stand on their own.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Greg, as a newspaper shooter, I've spent my...

Greg, as a newspaper shooter, I've spent my professional life creating artifacts. But it is windows I want to create in my personal stuff. To do that effectively means I constantly struggle to say...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Exdsc, no matter how long you've been at this...

Exdsc, no matter how long you've been at this photography thing, you keep pushing the limits, trying to get closer to your vision. The increments get smaller and harder to achieve. But, for me,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Great shot, Damaso. Definitely captured the...

Great shot, Damaso. Definitely captured the emotion there.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Too funny. U.S. Sitcom. 1960s. :)

Too funny. U.S. Sitcom. 1960s. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Yeah! We old guys can still pick up on some of...

Yeah! We old guys can still pick up on some of this stuff. :p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Jamie, one thing I have come to understand as I...

Jamie, one thing I have come to understand as I have gotten older is the rapidly diminishing number of people who understand my cultural and art related references in photos. It's hard to believe...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Well, I agree it is easier to photograph emotion...

Well, I agree it is easier to photograph emotion than to convey the photographer's emotion through a photograph. But as you suggest, photos of emotion often feel cheap.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I see some photos where i believe the...

I see some photos where i believe the photographer is trying to convey emotions by reference, an approach that may work with some viewers, but is not certain. Photos of children, for example, stir...
Forum: RFF News 12-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,497
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I think the real threat to the "camera" market is...

I think the real threat to the "camera" market is rapidly shortening upgrade cycles. For now it is working. It appears folks are currently willing to buy a new camera very frequently, even cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,304
Posted By Pickett Wilson
You also have to consider that the old Micro...

You also have to consider that the old Micro Nikkor was optimized for close up photography. Current macro lenses use aspherical and floating elements to optimize performance across the focusing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 7,091
Posted By Pickett Wilson
How do you communicate emotion in photos?

One of the things I've always struggled with is attaching the emotion surrounding a photo to the photo itself. Trying to make the photo actually convey the feeling I experienced when I pressed the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pickett Wilson
A Leica is a beautifully built, efficient tool....

A Leica is a beautifully built, efficient tool. I've always thought a photographer should own one at some point.

While I tend to see the way an SLR sees, so prefer them for most photography, there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2012
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,903
Posted By Pickett Wilson
You should use it. It has been neglected in it's...

You should use it. It has been neglected in it's intended purpose long enough!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 4,304
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Too nice to use.

Too nice to use.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-07-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 10,983
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"That is one aspect of the Leica production.....

"That is one aspect of the Leica production.. great long term parts and service support."

Well, except for the LCD screen on the M8.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-07-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 10,983
Posted By Pickett Wilson
They stopped making the Silver ZI about nine...

They stopped making the Silver ZI about nine months ago. I would be surprized if they were still selling many of the black ones.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-07-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 10,983
Posted By Pickett Wilson
It made sense new as a price point between the...

It made sense new as a price point between the Cosina RF's and the M7, as a good camera with a lovely bright finder. People buying new at that price point now seem to be buying from among the many...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've had this problem with most digital cameras....

I've had this problem with most digital cameras. Reds and lavenders are killer. Azaleas are difficult to get right. Then, I have to convert them to CMYK for printing. Try that and watch what happens...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I suspect you need a diopter on the finder. I...

I suspect you need a diopter on the finder. I have to use a little bit of plus diopter help on any camera, even though I wear glasses. This is usually the result of aging eyes, that don't accommodate...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
MrFujicaman, the Ftb is yours.

MrFujicaman, the Ftb is yours.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
One more, and I'll have a group to send out...

One more, and I'll have a group to send out Firday.

Canon FTbn, pretty clean, works fine, needs battery. Comes with a FL 135mm f/3.5 lens. The FTb's are rugged cameras. Make great weapons when you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Konica will head for California, soon. :) That...

Konica will head for California, soon. :)

That went quick.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
One more for tonight. Here's a little project for...

One more for tonight. Here's a little project for a cold winter evening. Konica Autoreflex TC, working fine (will need a battery) with a really nice Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7 lens. The old shrunken skin...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Fernando, it's yours.

Fernando, it's yours.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Maybe someone can use this pretty nice Spotmatic...

Maybe someone can use this pretty nice Spotmatic F with a really nice 50mm f/1.4 Takumar. The body will need a battery, but was working fine the last time I used it. The lens has the typical...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By Pickett Wilson
A IIIc is more compact. But, it is a very...

A IIIc is more compact. But, it is a very different experience from the M. Slower in every way. Small finder. An M with a collapsible lens would be more pleasant to use if you are going to shoot it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So, Skiff, you a film company guy?

So, Skiff, you a film company guy?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 4,819
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Is that for the UK market, only? I think they...

Is that for the UK market, only? I think they would be fun to mess around with.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 4,819
Posted By Pickett Wilson
These are popular, especially at weddings. Our...

These are popular, especially at weddings. Our problem in our county is that there is no place within 60 miles that you can drop off one of these for processing, so they will have to be mailed...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 17,641
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Come on, quit teasing. Let's see some photos! :)

Come on, quit teasing. Let's see some photos! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I'm certainly no evangelist. In fact, I'm pretty...

I'm certainly no evangelist. In fact, I'm pretty platform agnostic. I've burned many thousands of rolls of B&W film, and shot hundreds of thousands of frames of digital.

I do think that film, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Actually, as so many here have moved, at least...

Actually, as so many here have moved, at least partially, to digital, discussions on the topic have become generally less hostile. For a lot of us who do not live in or near large cities, dealing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Keith, lots of folks get very defensive when the...

Keith, lots of folks get very defensive when the end of film is discussed. A mod even thought he had to change my title, suggesting it was a false alarm, when my title only asked a question. I just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I still think the end of film for the various...

I still think the end of film for the various makers will depend more on the life of existing equipment than the absolute amount of film they are selling. Of course, they could simply keep raising...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Don't know about your white dot, but metering...

Don't know about your white dot, but metering problems plagued early M6's. I had one that took two trips to Leica repair to solve a similar problem where the right side arrow stayed lit all the time....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pickett Wilson
It's a personal thing. If what you are shooting...

It's a personal thing. If what you are shooting still thrills you, then that is great.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 6,708
Posted By Pickett Wilson
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Pals

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I'm concentrating on more in-depth photo essays....

I'm concentrating on more in-depth photo essays. Also recording informal interviews, but I'm more interested in the photo stories at this point. In real life, I'm a newspaper shooter, and that is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I am concentrating my personal photography on...

I am concentrating my personal photography on in-depth essays about people. Individuals. "Modern Life" over the last several decades is too generic, to consumer focused in the U.S. to hold much long...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-02-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 3,960
Posted By Pickett Wilson
This thread is almost surreal. :)

This thread is almost surreal. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-02-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If we want to produce honest photography, we must...

If we want to produce honest photography, we must shoot photos that reveal how WE perceive the world. Otherwise, we are going to be forever frustrated and dissatisfied with our photos. Not everyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Not difficult at all with any of the C41 kits...

Not difficult at all with any of the C41 kits available. Just time and temperature.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Come on Mod, if you don't like the thread, delete...

Come on Mod, if you don't like the thread, delete it. Don't chnge the name.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Wow. As much as I loved 55PN, I sure wouldn't pay...

Wow. As much as I loved 55PN, I sure wouldn't pay $6 a pop for a new version. But, there are a lot of folks that would. Niche markets where price is no object are going to be where its at with film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So the argument that the movie film business was...

So the argument that the movie film business was propping up the still film business wasn't correct. The movie film industry was actually irrelevant.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
It's never a good sign when a manufacturer stop...

It's never a good sign when a manufacturer stop producing any kind of film. It's a slope right now, but at some point there will be a precipice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,104
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The end of Fuji film?? NOPE - False Alarm

"In September, Fuji said, "it has been decided to discontinue the sales of negative films, positive films, and some other products of motion picture in a prospect of March 2013." (Its...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pickett Wilson
We can't shoot the past, all we have to point our...

We can't shoot the past, all we have to point our cameras at is the present.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Skiff, good on you! Keep spreading the gospel. We...

Skiff, good on you! Keep spreading the gospel. We need more cheerleaders for film, that's for sure. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The reality is that the future of film will not...

The reality is that the future of film will not be determined by any of this stuff we debate, but by business folks in a boardroom. Kodak didn't quit making B&W paper when they did because it wasn't...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
So why weren't these same people buying...

So why weren't these same people buying Polaroid's stuff, if the appeal was a photo you could hold in your hand? Was Polaroid just a failure at marketing?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Like I say. Their marketing is spot on. Digital...

Like I say. Their marketing is spot on. Digital killed Polaroid, who already produced the real thing. Impossible Project aimed their product squarely at the young "arty photographer" market. If they...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"But not in dynamic range. Here film is still...

"But not in dynamic range. Here film is still king and significantly surpass all current sensors."

DXo says the dynamics range of the D800 is 14.5 EVs. That exceeds almost any film made.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I think it is stretching things to call...

I think it is stretching things to call Impossible Project a "huge success." You've got to give them props for getting folks to spend lots of money on a poor quality product, but they are a tiny...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
O.K. Since all numbers are meaningless, I guess...

O.K. Since all numbers are meaningless, I guess that precludes discussion. I can live with that.

I still don't get your point, though. Must need another cup of coffee. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Exdsc, but we do have to make money from some...

Exdsc, but we do have to make money from some things we do. And with technology reaching into every area of human endeavor, it will eventually take most of us out. Whether you have empathy for those...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Photo_Smith, I guess I don't understand your...

Photo_Smith, I guess I don't understand your point. The only point I was making was that with all the film cameras out there, new and those being bought and sold on these forums and eBay, 20 million...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Sevo, that 100 thousand is "new" cameras. Folks...

Sevo, that 100 thousand is "new" cameras. Folks buying and selling used cameras far exceed that, I suspect. Most who buy these cameras must shoot no film, or only a couple of rolls per year.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I don't think digital is "better" than film. Or...

I don't think digital is "better" than film. Or inferior for that matter, where absolute quality is concerned. Vinyl albums had a warmth missing in most digital; but, the convenience of my iPod Touch...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The significance of that 20 million number is...

The significance of that 20 million number is that it shows how incredibly little film people with film cameras actually shoot each year on average. Most of these cameras must be sitting on shelves...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
This from 2011 for total rolls: "A report by The...

This from 2011 for total rolls:

"A report by The Associated Press suggests that within the next 9 years film may be going the way of the Dodo. Film sales have been declining by 20% each year, with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"I think Zen masters pointed this out many years...

"I think Zen masters pointed this out many years ago"

Yep, to see the world as it really is, not as we think it was or imagine it to be.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 7,832
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Thinking about the rate of change in...

Thinking about the rate of change in technological time, I'd give film maybe 10 years at most, but at the extreme outside, a human generation...perhaps 30 years. It is only a matter of time before...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pickett Wilson
We are just snapping too many photos in the...

We are just snapping too many photos in the present to have time to look at those from the past. I suspect there will come a period of time, though, when people finally get tired of snapping photos...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Nescio, I think you and I are thinking along the...

Nescio, I think you and I are thinking along the same lines. I just don't think most people care for real nostalgia anymore. All these folks snapping billions of photos have no concern about...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Sorry, Griffin, here is what I get: "Ooops!...

Sorry, Griffin, here is what I get:

"Ooops! Sorry, but it looks like you followed a bad link."

Has anyone in the U.S. been able to get the link to work?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Still give me a bad link. I'm sure it will be up...

Still give me a bad link. I'm sure it will be up soon, though.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pickett Wilson
still doesn't work for me.

still doesn't work for me.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pickett Wilson
From their standpoint, it will probably pay off....

From their standpoint, it will probably pay off. Hand made analog prints. Just curious what such a service would cost these days.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Well, they are definitely selling the sizzle....

Well, they are definitely selling the sizzle. Your crappy, fuzzy, scratched photos will look so much better printed 24 inches square on real analogue paper. The galleries will come knocking at your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,218
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Ah, this is always an interesting topic. The...

Ah, this is always an interesting topic. The existential problem of the modern photographer. Given technology sufficiently advanced that we are loosed from the restraints of technical skill, what is...
Forum: RFF News 11-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,497
Posted By Pickett Wilson
wow...i thought film was making a...

wow...i thought film was making a come-back....."

I think a lot of folks are just looking for something to do these days. So they mess around with stuff. Perhaps there is something existential about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By Pickett Wilson
You can't blame them, though. The profit they...

You can't blame them, though. The profit they make on an M7 at this point must be huge.
Forum: RFF News 11-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,497
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I agree with your points, other than a decline...

I agree with your points, other than a decline because money is tight. Consumers seem to be spending record amounts on stuff. Happy times are here again.

The cellphone will gut the middle and low...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you look at the trajectory of this forum over...

If you look at the trajectory of this forum over the last six or seven years, you can find some answers. Folks who once fretted over the cost of CLA'ing an FSU rangefinder now happily buy $2,000...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-26-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,656
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Can't see it on my iPad, it requires the evil...

Can't see it on my iPad, it requires the evil flash. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The Kent that wanted the A-1 is stateside...I...

The Kent that wanted the A-1 is stateside...I think. :)

Seems we have two Kents.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Kent, didn't notice you were in Germany. I can't...

Kent, didn't notice you were in Germany. I can't ship outside the U.S.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-26-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,175
Posted By Pickett Wilson
There are no spare parts available for the M8?

There are no spare parts available for the M8?
Forum: RFF News 11-26-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,497
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Smart phones and, perhaps, burnout after posting...

Smart phones and, perhaps, burnout after posting billions of photos online. :)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Perhaps just the cycle of interest in photography...

Perhaps just the cycle of interest in photography in general. It was hot in the 1980's, not so much in the 1990's, digital revived it in the 2000-2012 period. Maybe we are just on the way down,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The batteries are the heaviest part of the MD-4,...

The batteries are the heaviest part of the MD-4, but it's awkward to reach the shutter release on the camera with an MD-4 mounted.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The real money seems to be in "RF like"...

The real money seems to be in "RF like" enthusiast cameras in the $1000 up price range. It seems like a lot of folks are chasing the introduction every few months now of new cameras in this category,...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Of course digital compact sales are falling. They...

Of course digital compact sales are falling. They have been replaced by cellphone cameras. A fall in sales of digital cameras would be meaningful to the discussion only if the sales of new, consumer...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-26-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Hipster at Urban...

Hipster at Urban Dictionary:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipsters
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 4,958
Posted By Pickett Wilson
We actually have a local "mom with camera" who...

We actually have a local "mom with camera" who shoots weddings that promises to upload "at least 1,000" photos to the happy couple's Facebook account within an hour of the wedding festivities ending....
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I don't think it is a matter of getting bored...

I don't think it is a matter of getting bored with it. It's just easier now to get the same effect with an app. As soon as the hipster vibe for lomo passes, junk cameras will also disappear. I notice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 4,958
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you are getting paid to produce photos, your...

If you are getting paid to produce photos, your only criteria is to get the shot. No photo, no pay. Which is why wedding pros overshoot. And sports pros. And it isn't just a digital phenomena.

Back...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Looks to be all there to me.

Looks to be all there to me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The Pentax 6x7 qualifies only if covered with a...

The Pentax 6x7 qualifies only if covered with a roll of gaffers tape.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,319
Posted By Pickett Wilson
A Leica may be a hipster camera, but a Contax IIa...

A Leica may be a hipster camera, but a Contax IIa is too hardcore for hipsters, ****. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Sure Kent, it's yours. PM me your mailing address.

Sure Kent, it's yours. PM me your mailing address.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I'd be interested in the Super Baldax.

I'd be interested in the Super Baldax.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Enjoyed that. Thanks for posting you photos.

Enjoyed that. Thanks for posting you photos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Pickett Wilson
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/laughs/item/bri...

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/laughs/item/bridge-grip/

supposed to fit numerous cameras including F3
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-25-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you democratize art, it will become worthless....

If you democratize art, it will become worthless. If you make it common, it will become worthless. Didn't these folks learn anything from flickr.com and Facebook?

Is there really enough "Art" to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Whatever it is, you are going to have to have it...

Whatever it is, you are going to have to have it repaired.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,764
Posted By Pickett Wilson
All focusing systems have errors. An optical...

All focusing systems have errors. An optical rangefinder is a problem because you usually don't know that it is out of adjustment until after the fact and you hold a bunch of fuzzy photos in your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've put a few teeth marks in Leica baseplates....

I've put a few teeth marks in Leica baseplates. Like some other photogs, I used to just stick the baseplate in my mouth when running and changing film at the same time. Gave that up when I decided...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Or perhaps he looked at the camera one day,...

Or perhaps he looked at the camera one day, realized how beat up it was, and said to himself, "Oh %^$#, is this how I spent the last 20 years of my life?!"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I like Winogrand's cameras. You can see where the...

I like Winogrand's cameras. You can see where the man's hands literally wore the finish from the cameras. Man, that is hard core. That is special.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've dropped lenses in the ocean from the crows...

I've dropped lenses in the ocean from the crows nest of a tall masted ship, smashed an F4s on a concrete pad during a "hard" helicopter landing, landed on top of them after being pushed down during...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you are constantly thinking about keeping your...

If you are constantly thinking about keeping your camera pristine when you are out shooting, you are thinking about the wrong thing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 7,170
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I had Nikon F's and F3's that looked a lot worse...

I had Nikon F's and F3's that looked a lot worse back in the day. We usually carried two or three cameras with different prime lenses and film in them around our necks. They banged together...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 5,245
Posted By Pickett Wilson
As has been pointed out, the photo you take with...

As has been pointed out, the photo you take with an R3A and Summicron is going to look exactly like the photo you would shoot with an MP and Summicron. Spend your money on lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 5,245
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I dunno, but nostalgia should be the providence...

I dunno, but nostalgia should be the providence of us old guys like me, not 19 year olds imaging the day they will be 80 years old and still fondling a 100 year old camera.

That said, Leica made a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The Yankee 4x5 tank is also gone, now.

The Yankee 4x5 tank is also gone, now.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 5,245
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I hear you, KM-25. But DAG, Sherry and Youxin...

I hear you, KM-25.

But DAG, Sherry and Youxin will be dead and gone in 60 years. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 5,245
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Well, you need to have a lot of faith if you are...

Well, you need to have a lot of faith if you are looking 60 years into the future. It is more than possible that neither film nor anyone who can repair a mechanical camera like the M3 or M6 will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've also got a Jupiter 8M for Contax/Kiev that...

I've also got a Jupiter 8M for Contax/Kiev that could just a new home. No longer have any Kiev bodies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The Hasselblad handle and step up adapter is gone.

The Hasselblad handle and step up adapter is gone.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Patrick, I could use that Jupiter 8.

Patrick, I could use that Jupiter 8.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Raid, I'm not sure what other lenses it will fit.

Raid, I'm not sure what other lenses it will fit.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
A couple of items for Hasselblad that maybe...

A couple of items for Hasselblad that maybe somebody can use.

Third party STEP UP/DOWN Filter Lens Adapter Ring B60-M67 Bay 60 to 67mm

A Focusing Handle for CF lenses 40mm - 80 mm - Labled...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,764
Posted By Pickett Wilson
They already have digital analogs to the...

They already have digital analogs to the mechanical rangefinders in cameras. It's called autofocus.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-23-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 16,565
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Rural. I'm a newspaper photographer, so shoot...

Rural. I'm a newspaper photographer, so shoot everything.

My long term personal project is shooting places where people congregate, but the people are no longer there. Trying to convey the sense of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-23-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Nah, the "Hello Kitty" M6 saved film!

Nah, the "Hello Kitty" M6 saved film!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Great, Randolph. It's yours.

Great, Randolph. It's yours.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Got a couple of darkroom items I don't use...

Got a couple of darkroom items I don't use anymore, so would like to pass them on at this time. Don't have a darkroom anymore and hope someone can use them.

First I have a nice GraLab 300 timer....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Cool, Michael, it's yours.

Cool, Michael, it's yours.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 34,138
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I've got an Olympus XA with A11 flash. I'm the...

I've got an Olympus XA with A11 flash. I'm the original owner. Works fine. Fresh batteries. No light leaks the last time I used it, but will need back light seal foam replaced soon. Can't use cameras...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Or maybe just start a new thread with a different...

Or maybe just start a new thread with a different title.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The title of the thread doesn't say Christmas...

The title of the thread doesn't say Christmas Giveaway.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,978
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I'm going to have to give this film a try. I like...

I'm going to have to give this film a try. I like the grainy look a lot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"Crop sensors are so 2011!" Along with...

"Crop sensors are so 2011!"

Along with rationally priced cameras and lenses, it would seem!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2012
Replies: 6,179
Views: 476,412
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Don't see many A3's. And a built in extinction...

Don't see many A3's. And a built in extinction meter. Too cool.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-23-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"What got me interested was the realization that...

"What got me interested was the realization that digital pictures are not my pictures - the camera takes them, I'm just the idiot holding the box."

And how is that different than a film camera. You...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-23-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Pickett Wilson
"Famous film maker blows it" Kodak didn't...

"Famous film maker blows it"

Kodak didn't realize in time that what modern shooters were looking for was crappy outdated film. Instead, they kept improving their product. Pretty dumb, huh?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I don't see any sense in a 58mm lens, other than...

I don't see any sense in a 58mm lens, other than an attempt to make a boutique lens based on nostalgia. There were technical reasons back in the day for making a f/1.2 lens 58mm. The focal length...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,742
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you truly love the Leicaflex because of the...

If you truly love the Leicaflex because of the finder, Tamron made an Adaptall 2 adapter for Leica R mount for their Adaptall 2 line of lenses. Many of these lenses were excellent. I have the 28mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I have to use a diopter on the eyepiece, but I've...

I have to use a diopter on the eyepiece, but I've never found the standard screen to be a problem with the F3HP.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,742
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you want the classic Nikon experience, get an...

If you want the classic Nikon experience, get an F with a plain prism. About as old school as it gets.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,050
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The XA is cute. :)

The XA is cute. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,742
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Both the Leicaflexes and the Nikons exude a "made...

Both the Leicaflexes and the Nikons exude a "made on purpose" vibe. Both are heavy and made like a tank. The Leica lenses are top notch, as are many of the Nikons. I used both the Nikon F and F2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Yeah, I guess your Holga shots can look...

Yeah, I guess your Holga shots can look unique...just like the millions of other Holga shots out there. Never have understood the whole following the crowd to be unique ethos.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Pickett Wilson
My experience in general with the eye-fi card has...

My experience in general with the eye-fi card has been terrible. I've tried the card in various cameras and results are so erratic as to make the card useless. I know some people love them, but I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Pickett Wilson
These are darn handy to have around. Come in...

These are darn handy to have around. Come in various sizes:

http://www.amazon.com/Filter-Wrench-Set-48-58mm-Filters/dp/B00009R8I4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353580026&sr=8-2&keywords=filter+wrench
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 3,723
Views: 250,683
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Our City...

Our City Park

http://tcbhost.net/city_park_color.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Pickett Wilson
I think folks forget that a lot of us are...

I think folks forget that a lot of us are shooting antiques around here. :)

Which works, because a lot of us ARE antiques around here!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Send Youxin an email. My experiences with him...

Send Youxin an email. My experiences with him have all been very positive.

These are 50 year old cameras. Stuff happens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The iPlayer didn't help. Found the show, but kept...

The iPlayer didn't help. Found the show, but kept saying "bad proxy."
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-21-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,489
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The 3D printer will be crippled once it really...

The 3D printer will be crippled once it really catches on by some kind of hardware DRM. The way I see it working is that, in the future, folks are going to own the digital rights to everything, and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Matrix metering is smart. Center weighted...

Matrix metering is smart. Center weighted averaging meters are dumb. They can't interpret all the light levels in a scene like the matrx metering can. Ain't technology grand!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Only works on 10.7 or above. Just a heads up.

Only works on 10.7 or above. Just a heads up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Same goes for WW1...." Very cool. Are those...

Same goes for WW1...."

Very cool. Are those Autochromes?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The world was actually in color during WWII

Who would of thought, huh? :)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/stunning-color-photograph_n_2160432.html?1353360106#slide=1777797
Forum: RFF Polls 11-20-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,245
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Less is definitely more. The older I get, the...

Less is definitely more. The older I get, the less I want to futz with, the less I want in my equipment cabinet, in my bag and hanging around my neck.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,594
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Chris, that's pretty close to what I tell my wife...

Chris, that's pretty close to what I tell my wife when I forget to pickup something at the store. After decades locked in a darkroom, I've spent my life in dubious storage conditions. :)

Yes, the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,594
Posted By Pickett Wilson
You know, for 35mm, it's hard to get a bad...

You know, for 35mm, it's hard to get a bad enlarger. Get a good lens, though. That does make a difference. I've used everything from a little Vivitar enlarger to a Beseler 45MCRX with good results.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By Pickett Wilson
If you buy a camera, you are a photographer. If...

If you buy a camera, you are a photographer. If you buy a piano you are a...well, the owner of a piano. I think "photographer" has slipped into the realm of a pan-everythingism and needs qualificaton...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,423
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Usually 400, although there is no practical...

Usually 400, although there is no practical reason not to use 1600 these days. I guess it's mostly from habit stemming from the Tri-X film days.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,932
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Sigh. Any of these cameras exceed the needs of...

Sigh. Any of these cameras exceed the needs of 99.9 percent of us. Come on. ISO 40,000? My 1DMkIV can do that, but I've never had any need, even in some serious darkness.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By Pickett Wilson
The Fed 2 is my favorite FSU camera.

The Fed 2 is my favorite FSU camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Well, since their "perk" for donating is the...

Well, since their "perk" for donating is the product itself, they will guarantee a market of some kind, although I think doing that violates Kickstarter rules.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Pickett Wilson
There are already handheld, low cost digital LED...

There are already handheld, low cost digital LED projectors. What's the point?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Pickett Wilson
This is a bad idea in so many ways! :) Let's...

This is a bad idea in so many ways! :)

Let's make a product that depends on 35mm slide film. Yeah, that sounds like a plan. And then, you can share two foot wide projected images of your Instagram...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,838
Posted By Pickett Wilson
Most of the time, a photo is just a photo. If a...

Most of the time, a photo is just a photo. If a specific interpretation is important to the intent, it needs words attached to it. Otherwise, each viewer is going to read their entire life into it.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,704
Posted By Pickett Wilson
And then there is the dreaded POD problem. I've...

And then there is the dreaded POD problem. I've always just stayed away from these old Yashicas.
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