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Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, quite. Those who relentlessly attack every...

Well, quite. Those who relentlessly attack every new Leica special edition are the ones who are out of touch. But they'll never understand why.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Peter, Hey, we don't need no steenkin'...

Dear Peter,

Hey, we don't need no steenkin' commercial reality. We are PURISTS who know far better than Leica how Leica should stay in business!

And someone objected to my use of the word...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Bob, I'm being kind to the hard of...

Dear Bob,

I'm being kind to the hard of thinking.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
The perennial problem: people who've never...

The perennial problem: people who've never designed a camera or run a photographic business in their lives, telling Leica what they should be doing...

If you're all so bloody smart, buy the company,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
YES! Cheers, R.

YES!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 654
Posted By Roger Hicks
Good grief. They're friends. They're young....

Good grief. They're friends. They're young. They're short of money. Surely all of us have been there, and done a favour. See http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/ps%20weddings.html

Of course...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Really? How? How is an off-the-shelf M-E one...

Really? How?

How is an off-the-shelf M-E one iota inferior because of the Kravitz edition?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Quite. Makes you wonder about the...

Dear Frank,

Quite. Makes you wonder about the mental state of those who get even slightly excited about such things.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 434
Posted By Roger Hicks
Yes, I had one but it was over 30 years ago. As...

Yes, I had one but it was over 30 years ago. As far as I recall it worked fine. But for an easy spring motor camera, albeit without "Serie" (hold it down nd it keeps shooting) I'd back...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Peter, Bad taste? A matter of opinion. To...

Dear Peter,

Bad taste? A matter of opinion. To me, the signature is the bad taste, not the finish. And even if it is bad taste, who cares? I'm not going to buy one. Why slag off those who do?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,294
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jan, Same here. I had one 30 years ago....

Dear Jan,

Same here. I had one 30 years ago. Wish I'd never sold it!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By Roger Hicks
Chance. I'd been shooting XP2 and Tri-X and Alpa...

Chance. I'd been shooting XP2 and Tri-X and Alpa gave Frances and me a handful of HP5 to shoot when we first reviewed the Alpa12-series. I liked it and stuck with it.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Day Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Pete, Stop being so reasonable, and jump on...

Dear Pete,

Stop being so reasonable, and jump on the same tired bandwagon that always starts rolling whenever Leica makes a camera that some dimwit thinks they shouldn't.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 491
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dry cabinet for the expensive stuff, all over the...

Dry cabinet for the expensive stuff, all over the place for the rest. Hand cameras in use (M9, Df): mostly on my desk.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photo Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Peter, Surely a less serious note -- unless...

Dear Peter,

Surely a less serious note -- unless you're planning on slaughtering people. Rough figures: Hitler 16 million, Stalin 32 million, Mao 64 million...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Roger Hicks
Try telling that to someone with absolutely no...

Try telling that to someone with absolutely no understanding of engineering... Though I believe that one or two companies (?Hasselblad) did advocate servicing, much as one might have a watch cleaned...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Nigel, The parallel is exact. The repairer...

Dear Nigel,

The parallel is exact. The repairer would clean the camera during the repair but the "CLA" is a worthless invention for all but very old cameras.

Of course there were far fewer very old...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Stewart, X-ray damage: I've never written...

Dear Stewart,

X-ray damage: I've never written much about it because it's a short cut to hate mail. Yes, it can happen. Yes, I've seen it. I've even see cosmic-ray damage (fractionally raised fog...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 445
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Best yet. My offer for art only:...

Dear Keith,

Best yet.

My offer for art only:

"Critique" = something useful to the person on the receiving end.

"Opinion" = something they disagree with: a means of denying that some people...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Roger Hicks
Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders Cheers, R.

Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 6 Days Ago
Replies: 172
Views: 3,884
Posted By Roger Hicks
First: Sturgeon's Law: 90% of anything is crud....

First: Sturgeon's Law: 90% of anything is crud.

Second, "hate" is a wild overstatement. "View with indifference" would be much nearer the mark.

Third: People who like cats and flowers can go...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 1 Week Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
As Stefan Daniel said of my black MP, "Each scar,...

As Stefan Daniel said of my black MP, "Each scar, each scratch, will remind you of how the camera got it. It's what makes the camera really yours." Here's the off-road jack rubbing against it on a...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Roger Hicks
But you may remember things from when you were...

But you may remember things from when you were younger and your tastes were different.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear David, No, that would be the M4-LS....

Dear David,

No, that would be the M4-LS.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,473
Posted By Roger Hicks
Too many cameras to count -- so why count...

Too many cameras to count -- so why count them?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By Roger Hicks
Habit. Cheers, R.

Habit.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Some people are better at it than others. I'm...

Some people are better at it than others. I'm quite good, but some way from infallible (sorry to disappoint my fans).

Who cares? Sometimes you (have to) guess; sometimes you prefer to guess;...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Richard, Exactly, cf. post 105....

Dear Richard,

Exactly, cf. post 105.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Roger Hicks
Has it a correction eyepiece already installed,...

Has it a correction eyepiece already installed, perhaps one with cylindrical correction that suits one eye and not the other? A minor fault that is reinforced, not corrected, might explain things....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
A thread be damned! What's wrong with indefinite...

A thread be damned! What's wrong with indefinite incarceration without trial?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
But if you don't play, you can't win. Which is...

But if you don't play, you can't win. Which is better: risking 1/8 or even 1/4 and maybe getting a picture, or saying, "NO! No-one can hold 1/8 or 1/4" and ruling out any possibility of a picture?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By Roger Hicks
Is there any language in which the word for...

Is there any language in which the word for "Marketing" begins with a P?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
A very practical and totally rational approach --...

A very practical and totally rational approach -- though I'd say that your "hours" would be spread over days unless you wander round all day doing this (and getting funny looks!)

But then, not...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Chris, Be fair, though. That's not...

Dear Chris,

Be fair, though. That's not necessarily anything to do with whether they use a meter or not.

And do you REALLY believe that there is no-one on earth who can take good pictures, far...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,607
Posted By Roger Hicks
Intelligent interpretation of a good meter is...

Intelligent interpretation of a good meter is always best. "Intelligent interpretation" is important: don't just blindly follow the meter.

BUT

There's not always time

If you're carrying an old,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Roger Hicks
Happy Losar 2142, the Wood Sheep year

Tashi delegs (May It Be Auspicious). February 19th marks the beginning of the Wood Sheep Year, Tibetan Royal Year 2142. May it be a good year for all sentient beings.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Fuji X Fixed Lens 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Roger Hicks
Lucky man; pretty girl -- no, not pretty,...

Lucky man; pretty girl -- no, not pretty, beautiful; good pictures.

All you need now is a darkroom...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Paul, Exactly (especially the highlight)....

Dear Paul,

Exactly (especially the highlight). But far too many people seem to regard "the economy" as a savage god to be propitiated with sacrifices, preferably other people's (the Greeks,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Roger Hicks
Same here. Somehow the fact that it's...

Same here. Somehow the fact that it's substantially incomprehensible doesn't stop it being a great line. I suspect it may be a bit like Kipling's "If"

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By Roger Hicks
Who cares? Are you so insecure that you are...

Who cares?

Are you so insecure that you are worried about someone else buying a Leica?

Thought not. So why worry?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Roger Hicks
Good grief! Thanks. Cheers, R.

Good grief! Thanks.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Roger Hicks
Just because some people don't, there is no...

Just because some people don't, there is no reason to assume that nobody does. If I were still working in advertising photography, I'd want lots of megapixels. A double-page spread in Vogue or a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By Roger Hicks
Are they that rare? I'll have to tell my friend...

Are they that rare? I'll have to tell my friend who lent me one, along with a FARUX and the bracket that centres the tripod socket. I think he still has the lot. What are they worth?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 502
Posted By Roger Hicks
Twaddle. They supply suoerb pics, perfectly...

Twaddle. They supply suoerb pics, perfectly cropped, whether straight from the camera or cropped afterwards. THAT'S how they earn their living. Look out HCB's pic of someone jumping a puddle...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 502
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, yes. Cheers, R.

Well, yes.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By Roger Hicks
My God! "Toy camera mode". Buy a decent camera...

My God!

"Toy camera mode".

Buy a decent camera and then TRY to take technically inferior pictures with it.

And people complain about Leica ripping buyers off by selling a pre-brassed body.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 166
Posted By Roger Hicks
35 Cheers, R.

35

Cheers,

R.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Keith, Well, you've heard of taking the...

Dear Keith,

Well, you've heard of taking the p1ss... (I think that expression is known on the wrong side of the pond too).

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,814
Posted By Roger Hicks
Call that brassed? Hardly used... But why is it...

Call that brassed? Hardly used...

But why is it a new low? Why shouldn't they sell people the cameras they want to buy? As long as I can buy the (very occasional) new Leica to use, I really don't...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Johan, Noble and laudable, and since...

Dear Johan,

Noble and laudable, and since acquiring a sort-of-adopted daughter (since almost 7 years now, when she was 18 -- nearly 25 now) I understand far better than I would have before....
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