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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 15,476
Posted By f6andBthere
Not my camera or my image ... but I've yet to see...

Not my camera or my image ... but I've yet to see a camera that is more beautiful to my eyes.


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g196/wheelie52/RFF%20Storage/31102012pic8.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-18-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 8,409
Posted By f6andBthere
I think anyone who genuinely loves black and...

I think anyone who genuinely loves black and white photography and isn't controlled in their thinking by the film v digital platform that constantly rears it's ugly head, will seriously consider this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 5,887
Posted By f6andBthere
I was talking to a young girl at the local shops...

I was talking to a young girl at the local shops this morning and asked her if she'd heard about Instagram and asked her if she used it. Yes she'd heard the news and did use it herself but also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By f6andBthere
I can see the attraction but to be honest I'm...

I can see the attraction but to be honest I'm happy with my DSLR the way it is and I love my SLRs for what they are ... film cameras! Aside from the attraction of the media itself the sensation of...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 17,396
Posted By f6andBthere
You're right ... where the hell did I get Stephen...

You're right ... where the hell did I get Stephen Bryant from?

Thanks ... will edit. :)
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 17,396
Posted By f6andBthere
Howard's main aim was to remove the semi...

Howard's main aim was to remove the semi automatic assault rifles of the type that killed 35 in Tasmania in tha hands of Martin Bryant..

It's still possible to own a firearm in this country but...
Forum: Photo Software 12-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By f6andBthere
I'm mystified the OP would even ask this question...

I'm mystified the OP would even ask this question ... when he obviously knows the answer!
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2012
Replies: 684
Views: 17,396
Posted By f6andBthere
Substitute the word 'taken' for 'saved' and you...

Substitute the word 'taken' for 'saved' and you have the other side of the coin ... in exactly the same sentence!
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,041
Posted By f6andBthere
The last Nikon film camera was the F6 ... that...

The last Nikon film camera was the F6 ... that camera made film photography as easy as it was ever going to get. Every bit as easy as a D700 or similar.

Or are we talking clunky rangefinders here? ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,027
Posted By f6andBthere
Wow ... one of these and the new Plustek scanner...

Wow ... one of these and the new Plustek scanner and your in Leica M digital territory money wise!

The consistency of the system is what will appeal to many I guess but I find it's the slight lack...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,093
Posted By f6andBthere
I looked at those then went back and looked at...

I looked at those then went back and looked at CR's images and I have to say Ming Thein's images don't do a lot for me ... maybe it's the post processing but they seem harsh and overly contrasty....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,093
Posted By f6andBthere
Thankyou C R ... your images were exactly what I...

Thankyou C R ... your images were exactly what I wanted to see. I think the MM will be used a lot for street and general shooting but I have to suspect it's unique qualities are suited to studied...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,093
Posted By f6andBthere
That first one in particular!

That first one in particular!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-12-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,093
Posted By f6andBthere
Really nice ... thanks. :)

Really nice ... thanks. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 18,590
Posted By f6andBthere
A man had arranged to go on a photography walk...

A man had arranged to go on a photography walk with a group of fellow enthusiasts early one spring morning. During their photographic wanders a funeral procession passed by and our man took off his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 18,590
Posted By f6andBthere
How many RFF photographers does it take to change...

How many RFF photographers does it take to change a light bulb?

Forget it .... they'll talk about it but change just isn't their thing!

:angel:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 11,620
Posted By f6andBthere
So if Zeiss called a halt to production of the...

So if Zeiss called a halt to production of the camera ... that is actually manufactured by Cosina, what happens to the tooling?

I suspect a lot of the internals of the Ikon and the Bessa are very...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,260
Posted By f6andBthere
This a sore point for me. I have a son (adult)...

This a sore point for me. I have a son (adult) who spends his time alternating between his X-Box (killing aliens, gangsters etc) internet, television, and android phone. Little does he suspect...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 5,490
Posted By f6andBthere
Dear Roger, I'd hardly call the M7 an electronic...

Dear Roger,

I'd hardly call the M7 an electronic wonder ... especially considering how late Leica came to the AE party.
And what a bizzare generalisation from someone like yourself!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By f6andBthere
Drive??? I'm chauffeured ... by gas!

Drive???

I'm chauffeured ... by gas!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 11,620
Posted By f6andBthere
I can't see any reason for Cosina to discontinue...

I can't see any reason for Cosina to discontinue the Bessa range. All the development costs are history and they can just keep churning them out as required in whatever quantity satisfies the market.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By f6andBthere
Maybe the rear lens cap is an X-e1? :D

Maybe the rear lens cap is an X-e1? :D
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By f6andBthere
Wow ... someone price gouging on eBay! :eek: Who...

Wow ... someone price gouging on eBay! :eek:

Who would have thought? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By f6andBthere
It started when Kodak gave photography to 'the...

It started when Kodak gave photography to 'the people!' :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By f6andBthere
21st december according to the Mayan calendar!

21st december according to the Mayan calendar!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By f6andBthere
Damn ... we are so busy replacing our eyes and...

Damn ... we are so busy replacing our eyes and brains with hand held technology that we may not notice the end of the world on the 21st December!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-09-2012
Replies: 4,687
Views: 576,578
Posted By f6andBthere
The images in this thread are getting better and...

The images in this thread are getting better and better as people refine their post processing of the MM's files I've noticed.

Dave's images in particular are really hitting the spot for me. :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By f6andBthere
Really nice images Raid ... and possibly the...

Really nice images Raid ... and possibly the dirtiest sensor I have ever seen! :D

Even wet cleaning is no biggie ... the surface of a sensor is a lot tougher than people would lead you to believe.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-09-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,093
Posted By f6andBthere
The Monochrom as a landscape camera.

I'd be interested to see some serious landscapes from this camera. Considering the resolution it seems capable of and the tonal range I see occasionally in other threads it should be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-06-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 11,620
Posted By f6andBthere
I've always thought the Ikon was in a difficult...

I've always thought the Ikon was in a difficult place price wise ... a fair bit more than a Bessa and pretty much on a par with a user M7 or really mint M6. Fantastic camera though and a shame to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By f6andBthere
You've hit the ground running ... nice shots! :)

You've hit the ground running ... nice shots! :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
Hopefully we'll be able to have a thread where...

Hopefully we'll be able to have a thread where people can post image examples which will be very useful those vacilating over the price.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-04-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,605
Posted By f6andBthere
This is where the little Leica screwmounts shine...

This is where the little Leica screwmounts shine IMO. With a collapsable lens they're small enough to go in a pocket and if you want to scale focus fine but there is always the option of the...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-04-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 10,943
Posted By f6andBthere
I think the thing that will make M9 prices...

I think the thing that will make M9 prices plummet will be the M10 or whatever you want to call it. Though I am amazed at how little chat/speculation there has been lately about the upcoming...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 8,269
Posted By f6andBthere
Ahhh! So they were no longer able to make really...

Ahhh! So they were no longer able to make really 'cool' film?

:D
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 8,269
Posted By f6andBthere
It may not be an issue for many manufacturers...

It may not be an issue for many manufacturers until they find themselves in the position Efke was in ... where needed maintainence costs for their plant over shadowed their output and profit...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 8,269
Posted By f6andBthere
I think if 120 disappeared analog photography...

I think if 120 disappeared analog photography would be over for me. :(

135 is ok in a mix but on it's own has little appeal.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-28-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
Hmmm ... still the test pattern here I see! Back...

Hmmm ... still the test pattern here I see!

Back to the Monochrom image thread. :p
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,526
Posted By f6andBthere
I'm sure somewhere there's a McDonalds employee...

I'm sure somewhere there's a McDonalds employee sighing and thinking:

"One day I'd like to whip up a medium rare filet mignon for these wankers ... maybe some finely sliced truffles in a sauce to...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By f6andBthere
I wonder if the prints will come with vicious...

I wonder if the prints will come with vicious vignetting and soft as all get out away from the centre?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By f6andBthere
That'd be for spotlightin' gophers at night with...

That'd be for spotlightin' gophers at night with a sawn off twelve guage!

:D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By f6andBthere
You have to hand it to these guys. Everyone...

You have to hand it to these guys.

Everyone else is sitting on their hands waiting for the inevitable demise of analog photography ... and they're busy finding new ways to sell it to the masses!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,329
Posted By f6andBthere
Early adopters are nuts generally IMO but every...

Early adopters are nuts generally IMO but every new camera (not just Leica) with a certain level of desirability is snapped up by eager customers it seems.

Three months later they start appearing in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By f6andBthere
HP5+ seems very tolerant of over exposure ... a...

HP5+ seems very tolerant of over exposure ... a little more than the other 400 films you've listed in my experience. Not quite sure why this would be though?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,257
Posted By f6andBthere
I think the last thought in any potential...

I think the last thought in any potential Monochrom buyer's mind is film cost balanced against the price of the camera.

Someone posted some images in the MM thread the other day taken with the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By f6andBthere
From what I've seen of the average hipster they'd...

From what I've seen of the average hipster they'd be lucky to be able to pick a P67 up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,257
Posted By f6andBthere
Black and white film is dirt cheap depending how...

Black and white film is dirt cheap depending how you buy it and use it ... colour film not so much.

I've also never really liked the look of grain in colour photographs so shooting digital for my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By f6andBthere
As a suporter of equal rights ... I feel you...

As a suporter of equal rights ... I feel you should have slapped her. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By f6andBthere
I can deal with all the hipster fashion...

I can deal with all the hipster fashion fads/statements aside from the black stove pipe pants with the arse hanging down ... ? :p
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-23-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,604
Posted By f6andBthere
Before you know it we'll all be driving Lada...

Before you know it we'll all be driving Lada Nivas!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
Hi Mark ... a question about the...

Hi Mark ... a question about the scanner.

Apparently the film holder exits through the rear of the scanner as it passes through. How much room will be required at the back for clearance for this?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-22-2012
Replies: 4,687
Views: 576,578
Posted By f6andBthere
Ashwin ... the MM really makes that C Sonnar...

Ashwin ... the MM really makes that C Sonnar sing!

This terrific.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By f6andBthere
Harsh I realise! ...

Harsh I realise! :p

http://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B455A170-330D-473F-BB2E-A51508785B91/0/bin.JPG
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,913
Posted By f6andBthere
What a refreshingly frank and well written review...

What a refreshingly frank and well written review ... thanks for the link.

Having read it my desire to ever own an R-8 has vanished. :)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-22-2012
Replies: 365
Views: 107,273
Posted By f6andBthere
Semrich ... I've never seen this before. ...

Semrich ... I've never seen this before. Fantastic!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5622/U5622I1299584182.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-22-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,604
Posted By f6andBthere
To be honest I'm more concerned about the...

To be honest I'm more concerned about the association with Putin than the hipsters! :p
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-22-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,604
Posted By f6andBthere
If I can still get a roll of 120 film in five or...

If I can still get a roll of 120 film in five or ten years I'll be happy ... and I won't be worrying about the hipsters when I buy it. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 7,913
Posted By f6andBthere
I like them but I find the price of appropriate...

I like them but I find the price of appropriate glass a little high.

I also can't help thinking that an OM system would be cheaper and probably better in many ways ... though I'm not suggesting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 13,999
Posted By f6andBthere
Or have an aversion to waffling ... and I'm not...

Or have an aversion to waffling ... and I'm not pointing the finger directly at you by the way!

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 13,999
Posted By f6andBthere
LOL ... I've just logged on and thought I'd check...

LOL ... I've just logged on and thought I'd check this thread.

I started at the last page and started going backwards to discover several pages of wonderful bicycle pics. These are great and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By f6andBthere
If you want to mutilate the language ... go right...

If you want to mutilate the language ... go right ahead Dennis.

I'm not gonna worry too much about it! :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By f6andBthere
Try pushing down on a mouse pad and turning it...

Try pushing down on a mouse pad and turning it ... maybe give it a few gentle taps around the edge first with a knife handle or something similar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By f6andBthere
Minor problem! I think we should be banning the...

Minor problem!

I think we should be banning the use of 'gonna' and 'wanna' in threads!

:bang:
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,459
Posted By f6andBthere
A tripod like that deserves a better camera. ...

A tripod like that deserves a better camera. (ducking)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
No pressure ... but the future of my continuing...

No pressure ... but the future of my continuing to shoot film hangs on this scanner. :D

I'm firmly esconced in the hybrid system and have no desire to enter a wet darkroom but I do want a lot more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 156
Views: 13,999
Posted By f6andBthere
Unfortunately the revolution within Kodak has...

Unfortunately the revolution within Kodak has bought the faeces to the top of the pile! :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By f6andBthere
Any site that has popups that jiggle has no...

Any site that has popups that jiggle has no credibility for me ... their opinions mean little! Why bother Dennis?


And oh yes! Having a link to that awful site and a mention of HCB in the same...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,379
Posted By f6andBthere
True ... and I guess that's one of the advantages...

True ... and I guess that's one of the advantages of the Monochrom sensor.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 5,379
Posted By f6andBthere
The fact that a Leica can do what several high...

The fact that a Leica can do what several high level DSLRs have been doing for a couple of years is some achievment I guess! :confused:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 7,425
Posted By f6andBthere
I've always admired the brand loyalty that Pentax...

I've always admired the brand loyalty that Pentax owners seem to possess! :D

I wonder how that strange styling creation is selling?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 7,425
Posted By f6andBthere
Have they ever? Why do they need to compete with...

Have they ever?

Why do they need to compete with Canikon to retain their niche in the market. A lot of people who buy Pentax cameras are quite loyal to the brand, don't want a Canon or Nikon and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 7,425
Posted By f6andBthere
Pentax appear to be a conservative camera maker...

Pentax appear to be a conservative camera maker to me. (that recent strange styling exercise aside!)

When all the other manufacturers have gone full frame and all the hoopla over full frame sensors...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 6,996
Posted By f6andBthere
I have to agree here .... these a poor...

I have to agree here .... these a poor representation of what can be done with digital black and white.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By f6andBthere
Sounds normal to me. Most digital sensors will...

Sounds normal to me. Most digital sensors will produce some minor banding at their theoretical ISO limit in the described scenario.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By f6andBthere
That's my impression also ... they have to be...

That's my impression also ... they have to be kidding!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 5,738
Posted By f6andBthere
For some strange reason I'm reminded of John...

For some strange reason I'm reminded of John Lennon's infamous statement when arriving in the US in the sixties that the Beatles were probably more popular than Jesus Christ.

A large segment of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 5,418
Posted By f6andBthere
A forty five dollar Fed 2. I don't use it any...

A forty five dollar Fed 2.

I don't use it any more as it quickly developed all the FSU quirks that get in the way of photography but it opened a very large doorway to film photography for me.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,006
Posted By f6andBthere
The fact that threads about digital black and...

The fact that threads about digital black and white are cropping up regularly is interesting but not unexpected. With the Monochrom we are on the edge of a new progression in photography courtesy of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 6,996
Posted By f6andBthere
Excellent! You grab the bong while I see if I...

Excellent!

You grab the bong while I see if I can find my stash ... because this discussion will go nowhere and it should help fill the time.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-14-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,213
Posted By f6andBthere
Great images and an indication of the shift in...

Great images and an indication of the shift in thinking with black and white photography. I have to wonder if any of the other manufacturers will follow Leica's lead and produce dedicated monochrome...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 178,739
Posted By f6andBthere
The incredible jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt...

The incredible jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt had a badly damaged left hand that hindered his career ... not!

He spent a lot more time playing a guitar than any of us spend holding our cameras ......
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-05-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,994
Posted By f6andBthere
I definitely see more skill in the style of...

I definitely see more skill in the style of photographers like Chris Crawford who tell us a story with their images. Stand alone images don't do a lot for me because as they say "even a blind...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 8,590
Posted By f6andBthere
Then you go back to 400 film maybe pushed a stop...

Then you go back to 400 film maybe pushed a stop or two and take your chances because a road travelled too easily is often not enjoyed in my experience.

I'm all for these cameras with usable ISO...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,406
Posted By f6andBthere
What a load of horse sh!t ... ! Some people are...

What a load of horse sh!t ... !

Some people are just terrified of having their secure little world changed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By f6andBthere
Nice ... but the Hexar doesn't work for me. I'd...

Nice ... but the Hexar doesn't work for me. I'd be ditching the Hexar and one of the M2s and replacing it with an M6.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,148
Posted By f6andBthere
I know you've said the crop factor option would...

I know you've said the crop factor option would need to be no more than 1.5 but the OMD is phenominal with the 25mm Summilux in manual or auto focus mode. If you didn't want to pony up for the pricy...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,007
Posted By f6andBthere
I can't think of a Nikon F without thinking about...

I can't think of a Nikon F without thinking about Duran Duran's 'Girls On Film.'
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By f6andBthere
you forgot 'stupid!' 'keep it simple...

you forgot 'stupid!'

'keep it simple stupid'

KISS ... a rule for life!
Forum: Fuji X-A, X-E, X-M, X-T Series 10-31-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 25,534
Posted By f6andBthere
I've had cameras that were dogs but I never hated...

I've had cameras that were dogs but I never hated them.

I wasn't hurt personally ... just puzzled by the use of such a strong term for a consumer product that ultimately didn't suit you.
Forum: Fuji X-A, X-E, X-M, X-T Series 10-30-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 25,534
Posted By f6andBthere
Damn ... did it cheat on you or drown your puppy,...

Damn ... did it cheat on you or drown your puppy, or something like that?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-24-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By f6andBthere
Spam alert ... check the link to the op's home...

Spam alert ... check the link to the op's home page people.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By f6andBthere
So's the Monochrom!

So's the Monochrom!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By f6andBthere
Along with ..... :D

Along with .....

:D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By f6andBthere
What's with all this etiquette driven navel...

What's with all this etiquette driven navel gazing suddenly?

If I leave a comment in the gallery I do it because I genuinely like the photograph ... no return gesture is needed or expected!
Forum: Off Topic 10-21-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 8,524
Posted By f6andBthere
'Sling Blade' directed by Billy Bob Thornton and...

'Sling Blade' directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring the man also. Wonderful story and made me realise what a fine actor that guy is.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By f6andBthere
It's funny how threads about this camera seem to...

It's funny how threads about this camera seem to go nowhere ... yet from my perception it appears to be the best compact image maker on the market in regards pure IQ.

I'd definitely own one!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-19-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
So has anyone actually ever photographed a black...

So has anyone actually ever photographed a black cat in a coal mine?

And what ISO does it actually require at f2? :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
Resepectfully Godfrey what is absurd is telling...

Resepectfully Godfrey what is absurd is telling the 'high ISO clowns to get a life' and it's that approach that has derailed this thread somewhat.

No one is disputing that the rangefinder has its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,931
Posted By f6andBthere
LOL ... I don't use straps and never have. I...

LOL ... I don't use straps and never have. I rely on my inherent clumsiness to realise gravity's true potential.

:D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
Actually Bob ... I think I now have to thank...

Actually Bob ... I think I now have to thank you.

I suddenly realised how much I like that pic as a potential avatar. :p
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
Hey ... I'm off to find my curly wig and my false...

Hey ... I'm off to find my curly wig and my false nose.

:D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
So now after firing off the insults you offer a...

So now after firing off the insults you offer a rational, sensible and polite point of view!

Better late than never I guess. :D
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By f6andBthere
I guess the Xe-1 has a bit to do with this. The...

I guess the Xe-1 has a bit to do with this. The Xpro could become quite a bargain over the next few months, particularly the low milage used examples!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
Due to necessity I use my D700 predominantly in...

Due to necessity I use my D700 predominantly in the ISO 3200 to 6400 range. Thanks for your generalisation.

http://mdprincing.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/sad_clown.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-18-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 7,762
Posted By f6andBthere
+1 And be sure to do so in light that requires...

+1

And be sure to do so in light that requires you use ISO 3200 or higher.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
I can't find the email to check now but from...

I can't find the email to check now but from memory they thought the 120 would be available in Oz towards the end of November.

We continue to hope!

And pray! :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,033
Posted By f6andBthere
Oh well ......

Oh well ... !

http://thedailyeater.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/copdonut.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 208,382
Posted By f6andBthere
I sent Plustek an email a few days ago asking...

I sent Plustek an email a few days ago asking when the 120 will be available in Australia and who might stock it.

I got all the information I needed and a genuine apology for the delay of it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,903
Posted By f6andBthere
Thanks Kenny ... this has been an interesting...

Thanks Kenny ... this has been an interesting thread.

By the way, I can relate to your having to have your meter working accurately rather than compensating with a different ISO setting ... I would...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-18-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 18,793
Posted By f6andBthere
I hope they sell heaps of them so the hipsters...

I hope they sell heaps of them so the hipsters can burn 120 film at twice the normal rate. Consumption will keep film alive and well ... not good intentions.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,931
Posted By f6andBthere
I looked in the free online dictionary and I...

I looked in the free online dictionary and I think I've found your problem:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,903
Posted By f6andBthere
I have a fool proof way of checking all my...

I have a fool proof way of checking all my camera's meters:

Photograph something grey (a wall or whatever) with a digicam and in your post processing software use the brightness or exposure slider...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,903
Posted By f6andBthere
Learn sunny sixteen and treat your meter as a...

Learn sunny sixteen and treat your meter as a guide ... not the gospel.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,972
Posted By f6andBthere
I've heard the RX1 will require fairly deep...

I've heard the RX1 will require fairly deep pockets!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,142
Posted By f6andBthere
Well according to Fuji a quick menu adjustment...

Well according to Fuji a quick menu adjustment can give you Astia or Provia without you even having to load film in the camera ... so why not? :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-16-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 26,965
Posted By f6andBthere
Ugly and vulgar? I'm not a Leica fan myself but...

Ugly and vulgar?

I'm not a Leica fan myself but I don't find the red dot to be that way. It's Leica's symbol and I don't think it looks any more out of place than the symbolised spinning propellor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By f6andBthere
'New' colour C41 from Adox.

From Freestyle's 'Industry Snapshots."



This may have already been mentioned but I haven't seen any threads about it.
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-11-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 12,587
Posted By f6andBthere
This RX1 is nearly halfway to the cost of the new...

This RX1 is nearly halfway to the cost of the new Leica Milestone which is going to have very good high ISO performance, a great viewfinder like most RFs (with an option of EVF) and it will mount a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 8,960
Posted By f6andBthere
I heard a comment on the new i-Phone 5 that made...

I heard a comment on the new i-Phone 5 that made me laugh the other day. Someone remarked that Apple keeps making smarter phones with each new generation. Someone else commented ... "No not...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
I'm not saying 4:3 is my thing personally but I...

I'm not saying 4:3 is my thing personally but I think if you're going to choose a camera or system you have to be aware of whether or not you will be comfortable with it's native format ... and if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,834
Posted By f6andBthere
Yes! Cheesy aspect aside these are a reminder...

Yes!

Cheesy aspect aside these are a reminder that not a lot has changed in photography. No doubt a digital image with the appropriate plug in can probably duplicate this look but considering the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
I don't see too much problem with the 4:3 ratio. ...

I don't see too much problem with the 4:3 ratio. When I use 6x7 or 4x5 in MF/LF I'm not thinking "gee I wish this was more like 135mm film's 3:2!"

If the ratio really bothers people that much they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,136
Posted By f6andBthere
For Leice to to take an unprecedented step and...

For Leice to to take an unprecedented step and release the M10 for $1000 less than the M9 cost.

You did say wish list! :p
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By f6andBthere
Endless possibilities for the porn industry! ...

Endless possibilities for the porn industry! :angel:

:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 11,573
Posted By f6andBthere
Hey ... you know that Lux really deserves an M9...

Hey ... you know that Lux really deserves an M9 behind it ... don't stop now!

As a friend of mine always used to say ... "To hell with the expense, feed the cat another canary!" :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
So some here are coveting the trifecta it seems!...

So some here are coveting the trifecta it seems!

I wouldn't say no to the Xpro or the X100 or the OM-D ... but all three in the kit seems rather excessive to me. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By f6andBthere
What a joke that shipping is ... and when you...

What a joke that shipping is ... and when you select ten rolls it multiplies the shipping total by that figure ... who are they kidding?

It's a little like spotting a mint M3 in the classifieds for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 40,731
Posted By f6andBthere
And if that Ferrari had drum rear brakes and...

And if that Ferrari had drum rear brakes and points and coil ignition you'd buy it in a flash no doubt ... because then you'd a have a car to match your M9's level of sophistication! :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
Having had an M8 that sounded for all the world...

Having had an M8 that sounded for all the world like a staple gun ... the hole punch sounds OK to me! :p
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
In many ways this is a far nicer looking camera...

In many ways this is a far nicer looking camera than the X100 IMO ... though I guess I am a little biased by how much I love the OM series generally.

I don't currently have a decent small digital...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2012
Replies: 344
Views: 98,950
Posted By f6andBthere
Just looking ... 332 to 322 is hardly running...

Just looking ... 332 to 322 is hardly running away with it considering the price advantage of the Zeiss!

I remember checking this poll a while ago and the difference was much greater ... the Leica...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,739
Posted By f6andBthere
Here we go ... time for the ebay gougers to kick...

Here we go ... time for the ebay gougers to kick into action again the way they did with the X100! :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,637
Posted By f6andBthere
I suppose if sharpness is a priority for you the...

I suppose if sharpness is a priority for you the Leica does have some advantages.

It's a strange comparison though because there's no way an M8 can come close to the overall performance of a raft of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By f6andBthere
That's the point I was making ... sort of. ...

That's the point I was making ... sort of. :D

There's not really that much difference in the way sensors render ... what you get is what you get and you change it in post if you feel like doing...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By f6andBthere
Try puting a roll of Tri-X or maybe Ektar through...

Try puting a roll of Tri-X or maybe Ektar through a Canon SLR, Nikon SLR, OM, Pentax, Leica etc and see if you can pick any significant difference with scanned web based images!

What differences are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,452
Posted By f6andBthere
If you've ever used an F6 you'd be struggling to...

If you've ever used an F6 you'd be struggling to think of any way to improve it ... it's as near a perfect automated SLR as is imaginable IMO!

Maybe a Hermes edition ... or in white possibly? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By f6andBthere
LOL I had a couple of Kodak digital point and...

LOL

I had a couple of Kodak digital point and shoots and I have to say they were absolute rubbish! Both died after a year or two and one had the worst lens distortion I've ever seen.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 40,731
Posted By f6andBthere
I think people need to remember a few things...

I think people need to remember a few things about the M8/M9. It was a Leica M rangefinder long before it was a digital anything and consequently had a waiting audience/fan base who were bound to...
Forum: RFF News 02-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,652
Posted By f6andBthere
This company needs a shakeup ... but I also hope...

This company needs a shakeup ... but I also hope they continue making cameras for the people that don't want Nikon, Canon, Pentax etc.

The OM-D is a step in the right direction IMO ... long live...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-15-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,907
Posted By f6andBthere
Clever answer! :rolleyes:

Clever answer! :rolleyes:
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By f6andBthere
Build quality was good on the one I had and the...

Build quality was good on the one I had and the accuracy was dead on. I have to say I much prefer a proper hand held meter though and now use an L308s Sekonic.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 40,731
Posted By f6andBthere
Surely you're overlooking ... "I'm thinking of...

Surely you're overlooking ... "I'm thinking of getting a Leica!"

:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 3,501
Views: 559,239
Posted By f6andBthere
I think the earlier less desirable (supposedly)...

I think the earlier less desirable (supposedly) version of the f1.4 is a great lens for black and white.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 3,501
Views: 559,239
Posted By f6andBthere
Also guilty here ... though I use the f1.4 ninety...

Also guilty here ... though I use the f1.4 ninety percent of the time over the other two choices. :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By f6andBthere
+1 Ain't that the truth!

+1

Ain't that the truth!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-15-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 55,462
Posted By f6andBthere
The M8 may be a cheaper choice once the M9...

The M8 may be a cheaper choice once the M9 becomes the next victim of Leica's progression up the digital ladder.

I don't have a problem with the crop factor of the M8 but the IR problem would cramp...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By f6andBthere
Possibly ... based on their reasoning. Too...

Possibly ... based on their reasoning.

Too many people are hanging on to film for the wrong reasons IMO and a comfortable move to digital would indicate a calmer more balanced attitude in many...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 3,501
Views: 559,239
Posted By f6andBthere
It's a great lens but it does detract from the...

It's a great lens but it does detract from the minimalist feel of an OM .... it's kinda large and heavy!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By f6andBthere
True again but they have to also think about the...

True again but they have to also think about the future direction of digital cameras and the eventual phasing out of the mirror system entirely ... after all it's now a sixty year old design!

As you...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By f6andBthere
True ... but I was thinking more along the lines...

True ... but I was thinking more along the lines of something that can also take the older F lenses and has a larger sensor.

As nice as that current offering is, to me it just seems like something...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 40,731
Posted By f6andBthere
I think the manufacturers are thinking more about...

I think the manufacturers are thinking more about EVF progression than RF mechanisms for future viewfinder/focusing designs ... full frame or otherwise!

And to all those those who say ... "But EVFs...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By f6andBthere
Considering the directions taken by Olympus and Pentax where to for Nikon?

The new mirrorless Pentax is a strange creation but it will probably sell OK ... and the Olympus OM-D certainly seems to be grabbing attention so obviously there is a new direction for the larger...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-15-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
I supect that given time and natural progression...

I supect that given time and natural progression EVF's will be so good we'll not be so obsessed with wanting optical finders on our cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By f6andBthere
So how much film DOES the movie industry use?

I read somewhere that the move industry currently consumes between two and three billion feet of film per year!

In still photography terms that equates to between four hundred and six hundred...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,653
Posted By f6andBthere
Australia's reluctance to become the 51st state...

Australia's reluctance to become the 51st state of America has caused some problems! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,653
Posted By f6andBthere
I do wish they'd be a little more reasonable with...

I do wish they'd be a little more reasonable with freight costs to OS customers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By f6andBthere
Why wouldn't film be getting more...

Why wouldn't film be getting more expensive?

Isn't this the trend we've been expecting as digital drives the last few nails into it's coffin and it heads towards becoming a niche product.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
People seem very quick to condemn Olympus and...

People seem very quick to condemn Olympus and praise Fuji here for their separately motivated styling exercises.

What is the problem with the faux prism housing of the OMD harking back to their...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
I just don't get why cameras have to be separated...

I just don't get why cameras have to be separated into professional or amateur in their intention in your world Chris.

I shoot professionally with a full frame digital but couldn't really care less...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
What is your problem that you feel the need to...

What is your problem that you feel the need to put down whatever doesn't personally interest you?

The amateurs out there are what keeps photography alive and keeps the companies that actually make...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 54,768
Posted By f6andBthere
Very tempted! This is a much prettier camera...

Very tempted! This is a much prettier camera than the X100 or X-Pro IMO (won't even mention that damned Pentax) and although it doesn't have the attraction of the Fuji's optical finder it has...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 12,683
Posted By f6andBthere
Spoken like a true believer! a) Fuji weren't...

Spoken like a true believer!


a) Fuji weren't constrained by having to make their camera look like one they released in the early fifties!

b) It's auto focus.

c) Leica aren't exceptionally clever...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-09-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 39,332
Posted By f6andBthere
As nice as this little jigger is, and I'd...

As nice as this little jigger is, and I'd definitely have one, it chips away at what we frequently seem to fight for around here ... and that's film's future.

When I see RFF folk, whom I know to be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By f6andBthere
I see nothing I haven't been noticing for the...

I see nothing I haven't been noticing for the last six years to be honest.

Same game ... different players! :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-03-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 10,303
Posted By f6andBthere
There's some serious hair splitting going on here...

There's some serious hair splitting going on here now! Why should we have to surmise what timor really meant to say by inserting something into his post that he never did say ... so we can interpret...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By f6andBthere
That camera ^ when viewed like this is very M9...

That camera ^ when viewed like this is very M9 like in it's general physical dimensions.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By f6andBthere
Welll 'noise' is fast becoming a thing of the...

Welll 'noise' is fast becoming a thing of the past below 6400 so that may be the hook that gets them in.

Lomo will be watching and waiting!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-02-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 10,303
Posted By f6andBthere
What ... and digital shooters never get bothered...

What ... and digital shooters never get bothered by having their chosen medium constantly refered to as plastic looking crap!:D

I use and enjoy both but the comments that come from either side...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
Seriously ... they were a great car. I can see...

Seriously ... they were a great car. I can see why you like them! :)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-02-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 10,303
Posted By f6andBthere
Light striking silver halide crystals and then...

Light striking silver halide crystals and then needing a chemical to convert those crystals into something different doesn't sound all that natural to me ... that's a science experiment and not in...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
Even that oddball looks better than the Pentax...

Even that oddball looks better than the Pentax IMO! :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,801
Posted By f6andBthere
I can print up a contact sheet of digiital files...

I can print up a contact sheet of digiital files any time I want with the software I use for post processing ... via my inkjet.

Should I feel guilty? :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-02-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 10,303
Posted By f6andBthere
..........+1

..........+1
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
All the people who went out and bought and loved...

All the people who went out and bought and loved (guilty here) those boxy Volvos from the seventies and eighties will want one for sure! :p
Forum: RFF News 02-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 11,644
Posted By f6andBthere
Here's hoping he was more careful with the...

Here's hoping he was more careful with the 'optical formula!' :D
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
Interesting to go over to the Pentax forum for a...

Interesting to go over to the Pentax forum for a looksee ... they have a forum dedicated to the camera and heaps of posts/threads praising it.

But it is the 'Pentax' forum I guess! :D

We tend to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By f6andBthere
That made me chuckle ... that's quite a statement...

That made me chuckle ... that's quite a statement from the 'Queen of The Classifieds' Helen! And one of the few female members to hold The Order Of Gas' award! :D
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
The comparison made earlier to the Digilux is all...

The comparison made earlier to the Digilux is all very well but really ... they are chalk and cheese. The Leica, inspite of the chunky design, has some form/elegance and looks quite good IMO. The...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-02-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 121,946
Posted By f6andBthere
You're wicked Paul! :p

You're wicked Paul! :p
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
It looks like something the Lomo crowd would be...

It looks like something the Lomo crowd would be pushing!

I've defended this thing to this point but I now have to say Pentax have done themselves a huge disservice here! :o
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
The top view is interesting ... to say the least!...

The top view is interesting ... to say the least! (I'm biting my tongue here!)

http://www.pentaxforums.com/content/uploads/files/1/p390/medium/K01_S_B_b0%20%5B1600x1200-2%5D.jpg

Gulp ... there...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-02-2012
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Posted By f6andBthere
Woo...

Woo hoo!

http://www.pentaxforums.com/content/uploads/files/1/p390/medium/K01_B_Y%20%5B1600x1200-2%5D.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By f6andBthere
To me digital Leicaness resides in the M9 and...

To me digital Leicaness resides in the M9 and nothing else ... it's unique and nothing can replace it. Anything else is just another digital camera!

I can't believe I just said that! :eek:

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 6,194
Posted By f6andBthere
The hysterical rent a cop did the wrong thing but...

The hysterical rent a cop did the wrong thing but obviously thought he was doing the right thing.

The FBI boys did their job as they were trained to do in following up a complaint and made their...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,799
Posted By f6andBthere
We could discuss the excellent tomato and...

We could discuss the excellent tomato and zuchinni sauce I made for the potato gnocchi I had for dinner this evening ... it was very nice if I do say so myself.

The fresh shredded parmesan over...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,799
Posted By f6andBthere
What the? Even the threads that aren't about...

What the?

Even the threads that aren't about film suddenly are!

Have I entered a parallel universe where everything is opposite to what it appears to be?

:D
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 121,946
Posted By f6andBthere
So do I ... but I have no desire to video the...

So do I ... but I have no desire to video the process and upload it to youtube. That's a little too OCD for me! :o :D
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
I'd dispute that ... the 67ii has a real presence...

I'd dispute that ... the 67ii has a real presence IMO. And not just because of it's size. :)
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 121,946
Posted By f6andBthere
I can deal with all the consumer stuff we do ......

I can deal with all the consumer stuff we do ... except those damned unboxing videos!

They're creepy ... made all the more creepy by the fact that thousands will look at them. :p
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 9,511
Posted By f6andBthere
But, but .... isn't that what we're here for? :p

But, but .... isn't that what we're here for? :p
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 9,511
Posted By f6andBthere
I guess my problem is I don't think the slope...

I guess my problem is I don't think the slope looks cool ... I'm just hard to please! :o :D
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 9,511
Posted By f6andBthere
Yes maybe more than a few degrees, but honestly...

Yes maybe more than a few degrees, but honestly ... does having to bend your wrist a few degrees to get your elbow into your body while holding a camera really warrant such hype on Fuji's part?

I...
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 9,511
Posted By f6andBthere
But ultimately that's where it's coming from ......

But ultimately that's where it's coming from ... the rest is marketing and getting us to 'believe!'

I'm not saying it won't be a brilliant camera but I think you're getting a little over excited...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By f6andBthere
I never thought of that ... you're right of...

I never thought of that ... you're right of course! :o

But definitely in need of a shutter service as you say.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By f6andBthere
Shutter bounce most likely ... the camera...

Shutter bounce most likely ... the camera probably needs a service.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
True ... and when Leica releases a two tone...

True ... and when Leica releases a two tone camera they call it a Panda and everyone loves it! :D
Forum: Fuji X-Pro Series 02-01-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 9,511
Posted By f6andBthere
That sloping shoulder on the shutter side is...

That sloping shoulder on the shutter side is plain wrong IMO ... I know it has no impact on the camera's real credentials but whichever designer thought that looked cool should be shot!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 29,681
Posted By f6andBthere
I'd have hated to have been the kid living near...

I'd have hated to have been the kid living near you lot that looked a little bit different ... I'd just know that everytime I walked past I'd be hearing the chant "freak, freak" and dodging various...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By f6andBthere
Thanks for those ... and for pointing out they...

Thanks for those ... and for pointing out they are all at f1.2.

I'm not a pixel peeper but obviously a full frame sensor will show everything the lens offers. I don't think the M8 can really...
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