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Forum: 120 RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Roger Hicks
They're 127 instead of 120, of course. I had the...

They're 127 instead of 120, of course. I had the post-war Gallus version: allegedly an improved and further developed version. For my review (published in Shutterbug) see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,195
Posted By Roger Hicks
Basically, I like to have one in the camera and a...

Basically, I like to have one in the camera and a couple of spares in case I forget to charge one of them. When I had the M typ 240 for review (it's in American Photo) I found it inconvenient having...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By Roger Hicks
"We" is a slight exaggeration here. Many of us...

"We" is a slight exaggeration here. Many of us still print film without scanning.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Andy, All right: I can't see how you got to...

Dear Andy,

All right: I can't see how you got to the question.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By Roger Hicks
Eh? You don't need to be rich to see that some...

Eh?

You don't need to be rich to see that some people have more money than sense or taste. I can't quite see how you got to the viewpoint that you do.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By Roger Hicks
Perhaps nouveaux riches, regardless of country?...

Perhaps nouveaux riches, regardless of country? In expanding economies and kleptocracies (and China qualifies for both) there are always people with more money than sense. Or taste. And, of course,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Para 1: For the photographer, maybe. Not for the...

Para 1: For the photographer, maybe. Not for the M2!

Yes. There's a very slight loss of sharpness but at 1 stop over it's likely only to be noticeable when shooting a test target with the camera on...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Roger Hicks
You should always buy cheap Chinese knock-offs if...

You should always buy cheap Chinese knock-offs if you want to drive the originators out of business.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Roger Hicks
Best today! Actually fooled me for several...

Best today! Actually fooled me for several seconds! Thanks!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Two rolls in two hours is NOT "shooting the crap...

Two rolls in two hours is NOT "shooting the crap of an M2". It's quite gentle use. They are designed to take quite a lot of pictures.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By Roger Hicks
Where do people BUY their shoes/boots? I'd never...

Where do people BUY their shoes/boots? I'd never consider buying a pair that I couldn't try on.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By Roger Hicks
Buying ANYTHING is a lottery -- and the less you...

Buying ANYTHING is a lottery -- and the less you pay, the higher the chance you'll get less than the best. I have half a dozen real Leica adapters and they all work fine.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By Roger Hicks
And there won't be, except sometimes when there's...

And there won't be, except sometimes when there's a powerful light source in shot. That's why I like the much maligned filter-holding hood on my 35/1.4: I just remove the hood & filter together when...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By Roger Hicks
Surely if you want to take pictures with a Leica,...

Surely if you want to take pictures with a Leica, and have only one Leica, you CAN'T sell before you buy or you'd have no Leica to take pictures with. If you're not taking pictures, you're...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sell? What's this got to do with Leicas? Well, I...

Sell? What's this got to do with Leicas?

Well, I suppose I do sell when I have far too many. But right now I've only got half a dozen...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,412
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey, Why would I WANT to guess which...

Dear Godfrey,

Why would I WANT to guess which pictures were made with which camera, based on a computer screen, when I have no real interest in an A7 anyway? For that matter, how much do I normally...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,246
Posted By Roger Hicks
Especially of OVER-exposure. Two or even three...

Especially of OVER-exposure. Two or even three stops won't matter. Underexpose will.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,114
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Godfrey, Why did you sell the other two?...

Dear Godfrey,

Why did you sell the other two? Just curious.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,114
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Steve, Not everyone has (or wants) a...

Dear Steve,

Not everyone has (or wants) a "smart" phone.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 6,046
Posted By Roger Hicks
Why? Change for change's sake? Cheers, R.

Why?

Change for change's sake?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 6,046
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, YES! Cheers, R.

Dear Keith,

YES!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,412
Posted By Roger Hicks
Apples and oranges... Kangaroos and...

Apples and oranges... Kangaroos and microscopes....

A7 and digi-M are so different that the comparison only makes sense to anyone who has (a) tried both and (b) likes the A7 more.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By Roger Hicks
Hmmmmm... A black paint Tracey...

Hmmmmm... A black paint Tracey Emin....

Cheers

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By Roger Hicks
OK... 40 Leicas out of 4,000,000. Who...

OK... 40 Leicas out of 4,000,000. Who cares?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Roger Hicks
I've done it, more than once, and I think the...

I've done it, more than once, and I think the only reason to try is because you can. I haven't, for years. If you do, use a clear-base film: the 1-stop base on most films is simply...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By Roger Hicks
I've seen many, and owned a few, that have aged...

I've seen many, and owned a few, that have aged well.

Besides, what's wrong with "collector" cameras like the Swedish Army model? Pretty much by definition, they're rare, so you can't really say...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,463
Posted By Roger Hicks
Soles, yes. Uppers, no. I used to love Brasher...

Soles, yes. Uppers, no. I used to love Brasher walking boots until they started making them in China. My wife swears by Mephistos but when I bought a pair of their walking boots I was deeply...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By Roger Hicks
Mostly I use both filters and hoods, especially...

Mostly I use both filters and hoods, especially on lenses I use all the time (35/1.4, 50/1.5). But with more specialist lenses, with which I'm seldom wandering about, I'll often use a lens cap...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,185
Posted By Roger Hicks
Test it. Not just with cheap lenses either....

Test it. Not just with cheap lenses either. (Sorry, I don't do smilies).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By Roger Hicks
This may be the case, and any perceived...

This may be the case, and any perceived difference is blind prejudice. It may also be that I knew more people with Zeiss lenses than Schneider and they praised them more. Most likely it is that we...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
Or indeed "reasonably possible" e.g 3rd world...

Or indeed "reasonably possible" e.g 3rd world motorcycle touring).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Roger Hicks
Apparently "Apo" is not always telling the truth,...

Apparently "Apo" is not always telling the truth, the whole truth, etc.
Sometimes (I'm told, I've not tested it) it's "Well, fairly apochromatic".

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By Roger Hicks
Modern lenses with the name "Color" in them are...

Modern lenses with the name "Color" in them are likely to be rehashes of old, slow, relatively simple lenses that are inherently easy to re-design. Even with modern coatings, fewer groups often means...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By Roger Hicks
Buy another camera specially,then throw it away...

Buy another camera specially,then throw it away afterwards. Or burn it on a funeral pyre.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
Sorry, Garrett. As I say, I apologize for...

Sorry, Garrett. As I say, I apologize for misreading what you said.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,268
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Gary, Of course a good photograph can...

Dear Gary,

Of course a good photograph can happen just about anywhere. That was not how I understood the discussion though. I understood it as a matter of which you find more stimulating, the...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
Exactly. Except that I've been with Frances for...

Exactly. Except that I've been with Frances for 33 years...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
For kids, maybe. There's nothing WRONG with...

For kids, maybe.

There's nothing WRONG with travelling alone, or with choosing to do it. I've done it quite a lot. Even since meeting Frances, I've been alone to India a couple of times and Portugal...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Dave, Yes, very fortunate. My argument for...

Dear Dave,

Yes, very fortunate. My argument for travelling together is simply that I gain far more from Frances's presence than I lose. Relaxation, shared wonder, comfort, love, help,...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
I sincerely hope so, and if so, I apologize...

I sincerely hope so, and if so, I apologize profoundly. But "have to" and "very much prefer" are close enough that I sometimes conflate them.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,268
Posted By Roger Hicks
I am increasingly convinced that there are two...

I am increasingly convinced that there are two major groups of photographers: those like me who prefer novelty and those like you who prefer familiarity. I wish I could feel the way you do, but I...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Roger Hicks
There's some nasty judgemental stuff going on...

There's some nasty judgemental stuff going on here.

Whenever I can, I travel with my wife. When I can't, I miss her. To say that this makes me "weak" sounds like a dim insult from an unhappy person....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,859
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Robin, Yeah... I should have included...

Dear Robin,

Yeah... I should have included "ergonomic/unergonomic". Sorry...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By Roger Hicks
They've taken to training 'em nowadays, then,...

They've taken to training 'em nowadays, then, eh?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,754
Posted By Roger Hicks
De Vere 8x10 monorail. Still use it in the studio...

De Vere 8x10 monorail. Still use it in the studio and back yard. Haven't taken a picture beyond my front door for years.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Roger Hicks
As others have said, those who love it, love it....

As others have said, those who love it, love it. The rest regard it as a great ugly overcomplicated lump. What's puzzling is how many people base their assessment of M5 fans/non-fans on this choice,...
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 11,340
Posted By Roger Hicks
The clue lies in the word "protective". For a...

The clue lies in the word "protective".

For a further clue, conduct tests for yourself and see when filters reduce image quality. When they do (and it's not often) -- take 'em off.

Finally, caps...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Roger Hicks
After 50+ years, I'd worry more about condition...

After 50+ years, I'd worry more about condition than RD/BD. If they're mechanically identical, buy the prettier or the one with the longer guarantee.

IIIg (1958) is hardly "ultra...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By Roger Hicks
The 3,5 Planar is about the best "standard" lens...

The 3,5 Planar is about the best "standard" lens I've ever encountered on 6x6. I've never tried a 2,8 that was as good. Although I've only ever tried a couple of Xenotars, I've never found them as...
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By Roger Hicks
Thank'ee kindly for the recommendation. I've...

Thank'ee kindly for the recommendation. I've posted the link to the "taster" above: the "dissertation" is, as I noted there, a 25,000 word 100-picture e-book. It's based on my 40+ years of...
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