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Forum: RFF Polls 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By Roger Hicks
Highlight 1: very true. But for highlight 2 (the...

Highlight 1: very true. But for highlight 2 (the pros): what sort of reminder?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 302
Posted By Roger Hicks
You had a career day? How very bourgeois... Most...

You had a career day? How very bourgeois...

Most professionals I know started out as amateurs. Most (not all) retained that enthusiasm. Why else would you bother? Except for a very few, photgraphers...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
That was my point, really: that some Americans...

That was my point, really: that some Americans saw Frank's book as something far more revolutionary than it was, because it used well-established techniques to show them them themselves in a way they...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Pherdinabd, I fear you wouldn't qualify....

Dear Pherdinabd,

I fear you wouldn't qualify. You do, after all, venture opinions on the work of others, cf. post 52. Someone who was properly namby-pamby would not only fail to deliver an opinion...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Really? How? They have always struck me as being...

Really? How? They have always struck me as being part of a well established tradition that went back at least to the 1940s with "humanist" photography in Europe and to the 1930s with the FSA in the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear John, Then again, there are those with...

Dear John,

Then again, there are those with their own (sometimes hazy) definitions of "hubris". It doesn't just mean "saying something I disagree with" or even "quite forcefully saying something I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, I care, because there are many sources...

Well, I care, because there are many sources where the good is so far outweighed by the bad as to make it not worth while sifting through tons of rubbish to find what's worth seeing. My point is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Or, perhaps, I'm aware of rather more genres of...

Or, perhaps, I'm aware of rather more genres of photography than you are, from the earliest pictures to the present day. This may be why I have a weekly column on the subject in Amateur Photographer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Roger Hicks
Support for the case. Until film leaders were...

Support for the case. Until film leaders were shortened there was no need to "help film loading". IIIc and later Leicas are a LOT stronger and more rigid than pre-IIIc.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Some seem to have missed the point that in order...

Some seem to have missed the point that in order for there to be "good" photography, there has to be "bad" photography: or at least, "better" photography and "worse" photography. Most of us can tell...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Elegant argument -- but hey, neither facts nor...

Elegant argument -- but hey, neither facts nor the law appear to be at a premium on this thread.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
No. It's a legal argument in which you want to...

No. It's a legal argument in which you want to ignore the law.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Roger Hicks
The difference is clearly stated by the name, and...

The difference is clearly stated by the name, and which you prefer will depend on whether you like your pictures warm or cool in tone. I overwhelmingly prefer warm. Apparently cool tones are widely...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Days Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 6,579
Posted By Roger Hicks
And at the risk of driving your indisputable...

And at the risk of driving your indisputable point home with a sledgehammer, by an extraordinary coincidence the actual buyers are the ones Leica listens to, rather than the whingers who don't buy...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
And as I've been saying all along, that's why we...

And as I've been saying all along, that's why we have courts to decide the facts and apply the law. Different legal viewpoints have been hashed over more than enough. I'm happy to let the courts...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Peter, Probably not. Cheers, R.

Dear Peter,

Probably not.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 9,764
Posted By Roger Hicks
What, then, qualifies as "a serious addition to...

What, then, qualifies as "a serious addition to the line up"?

And what's wrong with special editions?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 3 Days Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 6,579
Posted By Roger Hicks
Exactly. Whenever Leica brings anything out,...

Exactly. Whenever Leica brings anything out, there are always hysterical reactions from those who say "I don't want this camera, so it shouldn't be allowed! Especially at that price!"

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By Roger Hicks
Varies. Often, sticking to a theme (as distinct...

Varies. Often, sticking to a theme (as distinct from shooting whatever takes our eye) solves the problem. See http://www.rogerandfrances.com/bodyofwork.html

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By Roger Hicks
For my wife: LowePro slingshot. For me: small...

For my wife: LowePro slingshot.

For me: small backpacks e.g. Tenba.

We don't walk far -- normally 5-10 miles at most -- but then, we're quite old & lazy. The important part is not to carry a load...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Roger Hicks
The Digital Hypersturgeon

Most people know Sturgeon's Revelation, often referred to as Sturgeon's Law. For those who don't, Theodore Sturgeon responded to the claim that 90% of science fiction was crud by pointing out that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Roger Hicks
As a matter of principle in any language, shorter...

As a matter of principle in any language, shorter is normally better, which is why I prefer your first version. I don't think the longer form adds anything.

Cheers,

Roger (not Robert!)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,378
Posted By Roger Hicks
Nicely phrased! Cheers, R.

Nicely phrased!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 4 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
There is no struggle, let alone a mighty one. The...

There is no struggle, let alone a mighty one. The situation has been explained repeatedly, with absolute clarity, most notably by mdg137. The only confusion is over who actually owned the copyright...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Paddy, No one except perhaps NY_Dan would...

Dear Paddy,

No one except perhaps NY_Dan would dream of arguing with a word of this -- except perhaps to distance themselves from "dirt-bag lawyer" which may or may not be the case. This is, after...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, sorry, I don't do FaceTube or YouBook...

No, sorry, I don't do FaceTube or YouBook either.

Trial by battle -- trying to resolve a question regardless of the merit of the legal or rational arguments -- is a nasty modern innovation...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Dan, I am sorry to have offended your...

Dear Dan,

I am sorry to have offended your honour, but really, you are STILL missing the point on the law -- and you've introduced some more misunderstandings, red herrings and complete nonsense. NO...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Dan, Steer clear of legal opinions. If you...

Dear Dan,

Steer clear of legal opinions.

If you steal my car, even if I don't immediately know it's gone and even if the police don't catch you, it's still a theft.

If you damage my crops, even if...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, it doesn't work that way. Your...

No, it doesn't work that way. Your misunderstanding is so great that it is probably impossible to explain. At the very simplest, you don't "break" one copyright with another. It's all the one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Roger Hicks
But exposure for digital is designed not to blow...

But exposure for digital is designed not to blow the highlights. Exposure for film is designed to expose the shadows adequately. If the subject has a long brightness range, the optimum exposure is...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ronald, As others have pointed out,...

Dear Ronald,

As others have pointed out, repeatedly, physical possession of an item is NOT, repeat NOT, the right to make copies of it. The clue lies in the word, which is made up of "copy" and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Rick, Yes, but unfortunately not very...

Dear Rick,

Yes, but unfortunately not very accurate. Helps avoid gross errors: doesn't really tie in to sensitometry.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: 120 RF Folders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Roger Hicks
Clearly not the red window, then: look at the...

Clearly not the red window, then: look at the shape and location of the leaks. If they were through the 'ole, then the location of the 'ole is where they'd be. My vote is for worn/missing light trap...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Roger Hicks
It's probably impossible to check them in...

It's probably impossible to check them in absolute terms. Checking them in relative terms (against another meter of known acceptable accuracy) is however quite easy. You need a constant diffused...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Stewart, I'd be surprised if they didn't in...

Dear Stewart,

I'd be surprised if they didn't in future, and I'd be even more surprised if they had in the past. What is the likelihood of anyone storing intellectual property in a mini-storage? In...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Owning and selling copies is perfectly legal....

Owning and selling copies is perfectly legal. Making copies isn't, unless you own the copyright. "Copyright" is literally the right to make copies.

To answer others' points, under present law it is...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
This bizarre use of "envy" keeps coming up. What...

This bizarre use of "envy" keeps coming up. What are we supposed to be "envying"?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
I would be reasonably confident that there are...

I would be reasonably confident that there are far more lawyers in the rest of the world put together than there are in the United States, so when it comes to interpretations of international...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Ah: I am almost 100% sure you are right (the...

Ah: I am almost 100% sure you are right (the remaining 0.0000001% is because I'm too lazy to look it up). Thanks for the reminder.

Then again, "published" is open to interpretation. Again I'm too...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
That's what the dispute is about: whether he is...

That's what the dispute is about: whether he is in fact acting legally or not.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
With all due respect, who gives a *** about "what...

With all due respect, who gives a *** about "what was originally intended by the founding fathers of the US?

Copyright law has moved on since then, and is the (sometimes shaky) consensus of...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Possibly, prior to the Buenos Aires Convention in...

Possibly, prior to the Buenos Aires Convention in 1910 -- but before that there was the Berne Convention of 1886 which has been the law in the United States (a late adopter) since 1989. Either way,...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ian, Thanks very much. I shall seek it out...

Dear Ian,

Thanks very much. I shall seek it out forthwith.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: The Business Of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,514
Posted By Roger Hicks
Thanks for a beautifully succinct summary. Have...

Thanks for a beautifully succinct summary.

Have you any comment on Rolfe's assertion that a book is not commercial use? Especially if it's not your book, and you sell someone the image for use in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,437
Posted By Roger Hicks
YES! And you can't repeat it too...

YES! And you can't repeat it too often...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 9,764
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not a lot of research is needed. When do YOU...

Not a lot of research is needed. When do YOU think film will disappear? Ain't gonna be next week... next month... next year... next decade...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By Roger Hicks
No it bloody isn't! My M4-P looked so bad in 18...

No it bloody isn't! My M4-P looked so bad in 18 months that a Leica dealer friend advised me to send it back. Certainly ugly when it wears, though.

And my MP and M9, plus the M8.2 I had for review,...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 7,976
Posted By Roger Hicks
In some ways, yes. In others, not necessarily....

In some ways, yes. In others, not necessarily. But I still use my MP more than my remaining M2. And my M9 more than either...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,992
Posted By Roger Hicks
But so much depends on refractive indices, curves...

But so much depends on refractive indices, curves and spacing that this is very nearly a meaningless comment. Splitting a group in a Tessar can be done in many ways -- and a Tessar is a revised Cooke...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By Roger Hicks
Then of course there's black...

Then of course there's black anodized...

Cheers,

R.
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