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Forum: Philosophy of Photography 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 654
Posted By Roger Hicks
Perhaps it is because it is "not a very good...

Perhaps it is because it is "not a very good job", as Godfrey rightly says, it is all the more thought provoking. Does it mean anything? If so, what?

Look at the picture. It raises questions about...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Roger Hicks
At the most basic, your negatives are too...

At the most basic, your negatives are too contrasty, or you are printing on paper that is too contrasty, or both. What contrast grade paper are you using? What happens if you print on grade 0 or 00?...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Roger Hicks
Great on 4x5 OK on 6x9/6x7 'Orrible on...

Great on 4x5

OK on 6x9/6x7

'Orrible on 35mm

(I've tried all formats, with the best you can get: Linhof + Leica)

Cheers,
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,863
Posted By Roger Hicks
Who else remembers Young Fogies? See...

Who else remembers Young Fogies?

See...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,863
Posted By Roger Hicks
Is this not the Bobos (Bourgeois-bohème)? This is...

Is this not the Bobos (Bourgeois-bohème)? This is a contraction that it is more popular in France than in its native USA, perhaps because we have quite a lot of them. Perhaps French Bobos have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,863
Posted By Roger Hicks
A hipster is one who, in the guise of setting a...

A hipster is one who, in the guise of setting a trend, follows it.

At least that's the way it looks today.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,952
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite. I'm still using lenses I bought new from...

Quite. I'm still using lenses I bought new from the the early 80s to the first decade of the 21st century, alongside second-hand lenses that I've bought over the last 47 years. The oldest go back to...
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Roger Hicks
Why are so many people unable to understand that...

Why are so many people unable to understand that target shooting is a pleasurable activity?

I used to fence: foil, epée and sabre. I have friends who are into kendo and aikido. By your logic,...
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Roger Hicks
Really, I don't. What does anyone gain by...

Really, I don't. What does anyone gain by commenting on it? We may feel a little better for a while. But how much good does it do us? Or him? There's been some blatant nonsense posted on this thread:...
Forum: Off Topic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Joe, That's my feeling too. It's a...

Dear Joe,

That's my feeling too. It's a competent happy-snap: I don't believe that the "perfect timing" was much more than luck, and actually, even if you're a keen pistol shot (as I am: 1932/1933...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Roger Hicks
As you say, in theory. In reality? The part I...

As you say, in theory. In reality? The part I have highlighted sums it up. And in any case we're not talking exclusively about children.

What you rarely get outside the English-speaking world is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Roger Hicks
Highlight: Really? Why not? And in any case,...

Highlight: Really? Why not? And in any case, where outside the English-speaking world?

Several of the pictures I took today included children. In some, the child was the subject. No-one raised an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Roger Hicks
Exactly. This is a "Yurrup" question, and...

Exactly.

This is a "Yurrup" question, and "Yurrup" exists only in the minds of the xenophobic and ill-informed -- such as Americans who have not travelled enough, and supporters of UKIP (U.K....
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,185
Posted By Roger Hicks
Same here, Cheers, R.

Same here,

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Eric, For one kind of photography that I've...

Dear Eric,

For one kind of photography that I've never really thought was a good idea...

ANYTHING can be perfect for a given vision. My vision has never included 35 Elmars. If you can make it work,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,692
Posted By Roger Hicks
HP5+ > wet print > scan of print (the digital...

HP5+ > wet print > scan of print (the digital bit)...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded. It is gorgeous, isn't it? Then again,...

Seconded. It is gorgeous, isn't it?

Then again, sod the camera. It's the photographer's eye.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By Roger Hicks
VOOLA. Cheers, R.

VOOLA.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By Roger Hicks
They're really not very good. Cheers, R.

They're really not very good.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By Roger Hicks
I just Googled FIKUS and (as I expected) they...

I just Googled FIKUS and (as I expected) they seem to go for a lot more than FISON. Somewhere I have both FISON CHROM and VOOLA. Having seen the prices maybe I should dig them out!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Roger Hicks
Wonderful! Cheers, R.

Wonderful!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Joao, Sounds about right. Diagonal of...

Dear Joao,

Sounds about right. Diagonal of 43x56mm = approx 70mm.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Joao, This will give you exactly the same...

Dear Joao,

This will give you exactly the same perspective, but will cover only 24x36mm instead of 9x12cm, i.e. a tiny chunk out of the picture. To get it all in (i.e. the same field of view as on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded! Cheers, R.

Seconded!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Roger Hicks
That's what I'd do. With a big enough thermal...

That's what I'd do. With a big enough thermal mass in the water bath (a washing up bowl is ideal) you can get very high consistency, especially if the difference in temperature between the water bath...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Roger Hicks
Quite easily. The easily read film counter,...

Quite easily. The easily read film counter, anyway. More cameras were used for espionage than most people think. One friends who used to work in intelligence favoured Rolleiflex TLRs. As he said, if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Roger Hicks
In your situation I'd cool to 24C/75F, my...

In your situation I'd cool to 24C/75F, my standard dev temperature anyway. The longer times are easier to control, but "drift" with 3 degree difference to ambient is likely to be trivial. I normally...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Roger Hicks
Assembled from leftovers, maybe? This happened...

Assembled from leftovers, maybe? This happened with Reid.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Off Topic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Roger Hicks
Possibly because other museums (Smithsonian and...

Possibly because other museums (Smithsonian and Library of Congress) are so good on photography? But you're right: it does seem an odd omission.

What is the current status of Eastman House, which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Exactly. Too much depends on the...

Dear Keith,

Exactly. Too much depends on the "assignment" (which in this case is pure fantasy); on what the pictures are for (which is the nature of an "assignment"); on your personal style; on the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Roger Hicks
Exact opposite in my case. I don't want to have...

Exact opposite in my case. I don't want to have to think about the camera I'm using: I just want to take pictures, and that means keeping the two cameras as similar as possible. Being forced to use...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Rich, Excerpt 1: That's what I'd do, though...

Dear Rich,

Excerpt 1: That's what I'd do, though I'd take the MP instead of the M2, 'cos I have one. I might carry two chargers for the M9 though.

Answers to questions in excerpt 2: (1) No (2) I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,857
Posted By Roger Hicks
No. Perhaps it's British reserve and all that....

No. Perhaps it's British reserve and all that. I've instigated conversations based on cameras perhaps a dozen times in nearly 50 years -- and then, only when we're both stuck somewhere, e.g. in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Roger Hicks
Is it all supposed to be in unreadably big print?...

Is it all supposed to be in unreadably big print?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Roger Hicks
The true ISO of Delta 3200 is about 1250 max, but...

The true ISO of Delta 3200 is about 1250 max, but it looks flat and dull when developed to ISO contrast, i.e. it's designed to be overdeveloped (pushed).

At that point, "pushed one stop" doesn't...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Roger Hicks
Same here. Except of course that it's EI not ISO....

Same here. Except of course that it's EI not ISO. ISO is based on shadow detail, which you ain't gonna get at much over EI 1600-2000. But, as we both know, that doesn't always matter.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
Two M2s, certainly, but I don't know which lenses...

Two M2s, certainly, but I don't know which lenses I'd take. Maybe just 35 and 75.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
Nor I, though an M2 did once fail 15 miles from...

Nor I, though an M2 did once fail 15 miles from home. That's why I'd take a spare.

Have you seen http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20photo-moto.html ?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
So is easy riding on bad roads, which might...

So is easy riding on bad roads, which might incline me to the smaller, lighter bike. I've done scores of thousands of miles -- probably well over 200,000 in total, on three continents -- on both...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
Don't do 500 mile days! As my mechanic in...

Don't do 500 mile days!

As my mechanic in Bristol (specialist in BMW and Vincent) said, "The first time I did 500 miles in a day, I realized than any fool could -- and only a fool would."

Yes, I've...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
Seconded. Cheers, R.

Seconded.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Roger Hicks
Getting onto a motorcycle after driving a car is...

Getting onto a motorcycle after driving a car is like recovering from a disease.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,629
Posted By Roger Hicks
No, no, you don't understand. I don't care about...

No, no, you don't understand. I don't care about photography enough to get off my arse and go to actual exhibitions. I want to be spoon-fed everything via a monitor.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Roger Hicks
Condition above all: it doesn't matter how...

Condition above all: it doesn't matter how wonderful or elegant or purist a camera is if it doesn't work.

After that, personal preference. For me a Zorkii 4K wipes the floor with the competition...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By Roger Hicks
Does anyone know how to get hold of...

Does anyone know how to get hold of http://free373.qefihy.org/ who appear to have stolen the copyright of A History of the 35mm Still Camera, Focal Press, 1984?

Assuming it has been copyrighted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By Roger Hicks
I can do that quite easily: see A History of the...

I can do that quite easily: see A History of the 35mm Still Camera, Focal Press, 1984, http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-History-35mm-Still-Camera/dp/0240512332

But it's nothing to do with taking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By Roger Hicks
Now define "performance"... Seriously, I agree...

Now define "performance"...

Seriously, I agree completely. If I get the results I want at a price I can afford, I'm winning.

Cheers,

R,
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By Roger Hicks
"My question is do you try to match your camera...

"My question is do you try to match your camera to your lens(es) on the basis of mount, or brand or period or all three?"

The exact opposite. That's why my main 35mm systems are cross-compatible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 1,831
Posted By Roger Hicks
My first Leica (a 1936 IIIa, bought in 1969), for...

My first Leica (a 1936 IIIa, bought in 1969), for sentimental reasons, even though it doesn't work any more. A rusty, barely-functioning Kodak box camera that my father bought before I was born....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Roger Hicks
Fair dinkum. You KNOW what you want. Many don't,...

Fair dinkum. You KNOW what you want. Many don't, hence my honest question.

Then again, with a subject that specialized, that you aren't shooting at random, why not carry your Nikon...
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