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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By Dogman
I still have an 80-200 f/4. It's left over from...

I still have an 80-200 f/4. It's left over from my F2 outfit from the late 80's. I also used the Series E 36-72mm zoom. The little Series E lens was surprisingly sharp although it was so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By Dogman
Answers: (1) If you are, I am too. (2) I muddle...

Answers:

(1) If you are, I am too.

(2) I muddle through, fiddle around and take what fate deals me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By Dogman
Love looking at my old Kodachrome shots. The...

Love looking at my old Kodachrome shots. The colors may not have been realistic but they were beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful...Fan Ho's work is miraculous.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By Dogman
Passion. I fell in love with photography nearly...

Passion. I fell in love with photography nearly a half century ago and the passion has grown ever since. If I couldn't wander around and take pictures, browse online photography websites or read...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Dogman
Small camera. Until it's set up to actually use....

Small camera. Until it's set up to actually use. Biga$$ viewfinder. Big fast lens. Big grip. After all that, it's no longer small.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 6 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,409
Posted By Dogman
Simplifying the complex is not that hard. But...

Simplifying the complex is not that hard. But you gotta know what you want to accomplish in order to do it. New cameras often confuse me until I get comfortable using them but the main thing for me...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By Dogman
Posting a video does not an expert make.

Posting a video does not an expert make.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Dogman
I'm cravin' a Maria's New Mexican Kitchen Carne...

I'm cravin' a Maria's New Mexican Kitchen Carne Adovado meal. Followed by a generous drink to extinguish the fire.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,409
Posted By Dogman
I shoot digital because I print. Not a big...

I shoot digital because I print. Not a big deal.

I shot film for the same reason but today, using an Epson, I can make better prints than I ever could in the darkroom using an enlarger, easel and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Dogman
I've been to Santa Fe many, many times. It's...

I've been to Santa Fe many, many times. It's worth a trip. It's even worth not buying a new camera/lens to go.

But it's gotta make you happy, whatever you decide.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By Dogman
You can load any type of film on any type of reel...

You can load any type of film on any type of reel with enough practice. You have to develop muscle memory for the task.

Get a new 120 roll of film to sacrifice to the gods of photography. Take...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,259
Posted By Dogman
Hmmm. I miss: Kodak Medalist, Kodabromide, Agfa...

Hmmm. I miss: Kodak Medalist, Kodabromide, Agfa Portriga Rapid, Brovira--the look thereof. I miss Tri-X the way it looked in the 1970s. I miss original Agfa Rodinal (yeah, I know) and sodium...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By Dogman
If you were not going to use manual focus lenses,...

If you were not going to use manual focus lenses, I would recommend the XPro1 but only if you can live with a fixed diopter. The viewfinder in the XP1 was the sore spot for me. My vision is pretty...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By Dogman
I'll agree on the XE2 or XE2S--both are...

I'll agree on the XE2 or XE2S--both are essentially the same if you do the firmware update to the XE2. Some Fuji users still love the look of the XE1 and that might be a bargain choice.

While I'm...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,841
Posted By Dogman
I've picked up a few Lee Friedlanders recently. ...

I've picked up a few Lee Friedlanders recently. "Signs", "First Fifty", both recent publications, and a used copy of "Letters From The People".

I was delighted to see the "Letters From The People"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dogman
Large is a relatively new-to-me Nikon D800 with...

Large is a relatively new-to-me Nikon D800 with 24-120/4VR Nikkor.

Small is Ricoh GRII.

In between is Fuji X-Pro2 with either 23/2 or 35/2 Fuji lens.

The "In Between" gets used the most.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,736
Posted By Dogman
Well, I've made it clear that I've yet to meet an...

Well, I've made it clear that I've yet to meet an EVF I really like to use. That's probably based on preferring to shoot in bright daylight or high contrast light with lots of shadow area, both of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,736
Posted By Dogman
Yes, I use it. I like it. I like seeing where...

Yes, I use it. I like it. I like seeing where maximum distant and near focus points are located within the finder.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Dogman
Considering that the XP bodies never were...

Considering that the XP bodies never were designed for fast action sports-type shooting, how much better AF does one really need? The viewfinder was supposed to be an improvement but the OVF portion...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Dogman
I have not gotten a warm fuzzy feeling for the...

I have not gotten a warm fuzzy feeling for the X-Pro3 based on the information available online. However, I absolutely love using the X-Pro2 and I still like using the X-Pro1 despite the quirks. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 246
Views: 7,736
Posted By Dogman
While the flippin' screen sorta puts me off, the...

While the flippin' screen sorta puts me off, the viewfinder magnification really screws the pooch for me. I use the OVF almost 100% of the time. I was hoping for the optical portion of the new...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,282
Posted By Dogman
Erwin Puts from his...

Erwin Puts from his blog:
https://photo.imx.nl/blog/
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,492
Posted By Dogman
A cliche becomes a cliche when it's overused. ...

A cliche becomes a cliche when it's overused. Frank's work was groundbreaking at the time so it wouldn't have been considered a cliche. The photos that copied his style became cliches.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,657
Posted By Dogman
Like Cal, I tend to shoot with two cameras. When...

Like Cal, I tend to shoot with two cameras. When I was using Leicas, it was a pair of M6's, one with a 35 Summicron and one with a 50 Summicron. Now with Fujis, it's two XP2's with equivalent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,657
Posted By Dogman
I've never really noticed this in the photos...

I've never really noticed this in the photos you've posted here. In any case, maybe you're just getting too close to your subjects. With a small, unobtrusive camera it's easier to get in close to...
Forum: Travel 10-15-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,770
Posted By Dogman
Lots of memories for me here. I used to visit...

Lots of memories for me here. I used to visit Santa Fe a couple of times a year in the 80s and 90s. Less so in more recent years as it's become more crowded. I've photographed that "Jesus is...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Dogman
I found this information on a French website that...

I found this information on a French website that indicates to me I should be fine with LR6 and...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Dogman
Lightroom 6.14 and Catalina

Simple question but I've seen conflicting information about this so I'm asking for a final verdict. Does Lightroom 6.14 still work on Catalina?

I'm running Mojave. I have LR 6.14 and use it daily....
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,838
Posted By Dogman
Yes, I have an Epson multifunction printer that...

Yes, I have an Epson multifunction printer that doesn't get a lot of use other than an occasional scan or copy. I need to replace it right now because the color ink nozzles are clogged. Using the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,838
Posted By Dogman
You could probably do it cheaper but, really,...

You could probably do it cheaper but, really, couldn't you also use a cheaper camera to take pictures? You can't put a price on something that you enjoy.

To me, printing means I have control of the...
Forum: Travel 10-14-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,770
Posted By Dogman
Bombard away, Vince!

Bombard away, Vince!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Dogman
Neglect, abuse and snail trails.

Neglect, abuse and snail trails.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-08-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dogman
Same here. Very happy to keep using my old...

Same here. Very happy to keep using my old faithful Lightroom.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,463
Posted By Dogman
The F2 was used with a pair of F's for the first...

The F2 was used with a pair of F's for the first few years and later with a pair of F2's and an FM and then I added an F3 (which I hated) and another F2. So I didn't use just the one camera over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,463
Posted By Dogman
I still own the first Nikon I ever bought new. ...

I still own the first Nikon I ever bought new. It's a black F2 with a plain prism. I bought it in 1974, used it throughout my newspaper career into 1991 and then used it as my vacation/snapshot...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dogman
There's no really right or wrong way to do it. ...

There's no really right or wrong way to do it. It's photography, it's not splitting atoms.

I like the video I saw years ago where Eddie Adams explained how to take good pictures. He said you buy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dogman
The concept of cropping being a mortal sin must...

The concept of cropping being a mortal sin must be the silliest photographic concept ever fostered on young photographers. Bill's original post shows how beneficial cropping can be. So, yes, I crop...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,584
Posted By Dogman
Since I like prime lenses, minimal equipment to...

Since I like prime lenses, minimal equipment to me usually consists of two camera bodies, one with a 35mm lens, the other with a 50mm lens (or APS-C equivalent lenses). I've also gone the DSLR with...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Dogman
Domke bags are pretty good. I was a PJ when Jim...

Domke bags are pretty good. I was a PJ when Jim Domke started marketing the bags and almost everyone at the two newspapers in town used them. While they are not weather resistant, they hold up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Dogman
I can sympathize with your vision difficulties. ...

I can sympathize with your vision difficulties. My eyes are getting worse and I need to find a new ophthalmologist soon. My previous ophthalmologist and I had a personality conflict--she doesn't...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-25-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,841
Posted By Dogman
I'm still waiting for Steidl to print those...

I'm still waiting for Steidl to print those Eggleston, Friedlander and Wessel books I've had preordered for months...some almost two years now. I haven't seen anything else that interests me lately.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Dogman
On RFF you'll probably get a significant number...

On RFF you'll probably get a significant number of people to agree with you. After all, it is now home turf for mostly vintage camera collectors and lovers of all types of film products.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 548
Posted By Dogman
I also find most digital photography lacking. ...

I also find most digital photography lacking. But it's because most of the stuff I see is on websites catering to conceptual post-modern bulldroppings purported to be art or the equivalent of the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 7,736
Posted By Dogman
The fold-down screen seems extremely fragile to...

The fold-down screen seems extremely fragile to me. I chimp often when shooting and I can see the mechanism getting excess wear or being whacked by something during the process of reviewing images. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,214
Posted By Dogman
In my entire photographic life--over 45 years--I...

In my entire photographic life--over 45 years--I have...

1. Returned to B&H a new 400mm Canon lens because it was defective. They sent a replacement.
2. Returned to KEH a used Olympus 12-60mm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dogman
Beautiful work, Tobin.

Beautiful work, Tobin.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,179
Posted By Dogman
So sorry about this, Helen.

So sorry about this, Helen.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dogman
From what (little) I've read about the film and...

From what (little) I've read about the film and its "limited" showings, the Rolling Stone attorneys were the reason for the limitations. In that case, it would probably be the deaths of the members...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By Dogman
September is a cruel month. Another great one...

September is a cruel month.

Another great one gone. R.I.P., Mr. Herzog.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,691
Posted By Dogman
I loved "The Americans". But he also did...

I loved "The Americans". But he also did excellent other work. A true original mind and eye. Ninety-four is a long life and he lived his well. He will be missed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dogman
Richard Benson was one of the greatest of...

Richard Benson was one of the greatest of darkroom printers. He did Paul Strand's later printing as an example. He also printed books and he created methods of printing images that were light years...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,179
Posted By Dogman
I don't read the posts here as frequently as I...

I don't read the posts here as frequently as I used to so I missed this. Helen, I'm so sorry. I recently lost someone I loved and also one of my best friends. This year has kinda sucked. I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Dogman
I've never been bothered by the cost of ink for...

I've never been bothered by the cost of ink for my Epson. Even when I was printing lots of color 13x19 photos, the ink use seemed reasonable compared to the results. Now I usually just print on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,678
Posted By Dogman
I'm using the Nikon ES-2 digitizer with a...

I'm using the Nikon ES-2 digitizer with a Micro-Nikkor lens and a Nikon D800. And, honestly, when copying 35mm slides or negatives, I just take the rig outside on a sunny day, set the ISO and WB to...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Dogman
Oh, boy. Like Chris said, this is about it for...

Oh, boy. Like Chris said, this is about it for the printer. Epson printers make beautiful photos but they're notorious for clogged nozzles making the printers unusable. I typically try to print...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Dogman
There's a waste ink tank or sponge that collects...

There's a waste ink tank or sponge that collects the ink. With the larger Epsons, these are user changeable. With smaller units like the R3000, I'm not sure it's an owner maintenance item. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Dogman
Never tried any methods of nozzle cleaning other...

Never tried any methods of nozzle cleaning other than the program. Might be worth a try but I would run the cleaning program first.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Dogman
You've probably got a nozzle that's clogged. I...

You've probably got a nozzle that's clogged. I have an R3000 and it needs to run frequently or nozzles get jammed up. The way the prints look when this happens can vary from lines in the print to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Dogman
AF is really what would serve you best on the...

AF is really what would serve you best on the XP2. I don't think I would ever consider using a manual focus lens on that camera using the OVF based on Shawn's comments. EVF, yeah...OVF, no. There...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dogman
And this thread was never meant to be a film vs...

And this thread was never meant to be a film vs digital diatribe. I was pointing out how much better today's lenses and cameras are than those of the past, even the so-called mediocre lenses are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dogman
Chris, reread my last post. Those old...

Chris, reread my last post. Those old Kodachromes were already deteriorating after just over 40 years. I've noticed that in some of my other Kodachromes as well. Something I can't explain since I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-01-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,841
Posted By Dogman
"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary...

"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston". Photos from the collection of the University of Mississippi. Quite a bit of stuff I had not seen before with a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dogman
Deardorff38, I gotta point out a coupla things. ...

Deardorff38, I gotta point out a coupla things. Those photos I printed this morning were done on an inkjet printer with pigment inks and the paper was of a type that's been made for several...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dogman
We're so lucky today. Do we really appreciate it?

I've been digitizing some of my old negatives and slides recently. Interesting to dig through almost 50 years of pictures and realize I never labelled most of them as to date, place, person, etc. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By Dogman
Eggleston when he was younger was a radical dude....

Eggleston when he was younger was a radical dude.

Anyone of his generation who says he has never owned a pair of blue jeans has to be considered radical.

That photo was used in Eggleston's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,119
Posted By Dogman
Actually, Sturgeon's quote was "Ninety...

Actually, Sturgeon's quote was "Ninety percent..." I looked it up after posting. Sorry for misquoting.

I would put Sturgeon in the 10 percent, thus making him one of the fortunate few. I, on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,119
Posted By Dogman
One must remember the truism "Ninety five percent...

One must remember the truism "Ninety five percent of everything is crap".

Who said that originally? Theodore Sturgeon? Whoever it was, he was a wise person.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,427
Posted By Dogman
In the late 1970s, while working for a daily...

In the late 1970s, while working for a daily newspaper, I had no cameras with working light meters and I got to be pretty good at guessing exposures. But we used only Tri-X at the time and the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By Dogman
I make prints. Digital prints on an Epson with...

I make prints. Digital prints on an Epson with pigment inks and cotton rag paper. Kinda like people did with pens, brushes and paper before photography existed if you think about it.

Before the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By Dogman
Considering the number of people on these forums...

Considering the number of people on these forums who collect old film bodies for enjoyment, I'd say wanting a new camera body for enjoyment is a pretty damn good reason.

I love the XPro2. I now...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Dogman
The XPro and X100 series were what attracted me...

The XPro and X100 series were what attracted me to Fuji to begin with. I've owned XE and XT models but they never moved me like the window viewfinder models. The XH series seems like a fine line...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 10,771
Posted By Dogman
I like leather. It looks better as it ages and...

I like leather. It looks better as it ages and it lasts nearly forever with minimum care. A few years back, with no prior knowledge other than just looking at the online photos, I ordered a Ciesta...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-14-2019
Replies: 559
Views: 43,351
Posted By Dogman
I gotta thank you guys. I almost bought a new...

I gotta thank you guys. I almost bought a new scanner until I read this thread. Instead I'm now using an old Nikon D800, a new 60mm Micro-Nikkor and the Nikon ES-2 adapter and getting outstanding...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By Dogman
Jimmy Stewart? Johnny Cash? It's just a name. ...

Jimmy Stewart? Johnny Cash? It's just a name. I saw Billy Bob Thornton on a recent Dan Rather interview and he impressed me with his intelligence and insight, especially into the current lack of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Dogman
It's a sweet lens, equivalent to the Fuji 35/1.4...

It's a sweet lens, equivalent to the Fuji 35/1.4 in image quality IMO. Not great wide open but improves by f/2.2. Same AF speed and sound as the Fuji lens. Fuji's 35/1.4 lens hood is better,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dogman
I'm not a fan of Fuji's colors. Never have been,...

I'm not a fan of Fuji's colors. Never have been, even when I was using film. But I do like Fuji's cameras, especially the X-Pro2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 7,005
Posted By Dogman
I used a lot of different filters when I was...

I used a lot of different filters when I was shooting B&W film but only on occasions to get a contrast effect. You can turn daylight shots into nighttime shots with a deep red filter plus polarizer....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dogman
I just bought a used Nikon D800. My first full...

I just bought a used Nikon D800. My first full frame digital. But I'm not keen on carrying it around--I plan on using it to digitize some of my old negatives and transparencies. It may be overkill...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dogman
The Hewes reels are great. I've used them when I...

The Hewes reels are great. I've used them when I was doing film. But the Kalt brand of generic reels I bought at B&H at the time was pretty darn nice. Don't know if they're still available but I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dogman
Yep. Still have an original EP1 kit with the...

Yep. Still have an original EP1 kit with the 17/2.8 and finder. Haven't used it in years but it was pretty nice at the time.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2019
Replies: 559
Views: 43,351
Posted By Dogman
Huss & Col. Moran, thanks for the input. I don't...

Huss & Col. Moran, thanks for the input.

I don't have many color negatives. From the beginning I shot almost all 35mm slides and transparencies for medium and large format. I guess I could...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2019
Replies: 559
Views: 43,351
Posted By Dogman
Intriguing information. With the recent death of...

Intriguing information.

With the recent death of a beautiful lady who was very important to my life forty years ago, I've been digging through old film and slides for photos of her. In the process...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dogman
I don't understand the "I go out with my digital...

I don't understand the "I go out with my digital camera and come back with 500 shots to edit" approach. I've gone on a two week vacation and never filled a single card. I've gone out for the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dogman
I don't take a lot of pictures of the same...

I don't take a lot of pictures of the same subject. Usually no more than 3 or 4 frames (if "frames" is the correct word for digital). I spend a lot of time looking and then just fractions of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,150
Posted By Dogman
In 2010 I jumped into Micro 4/3, buying both the...

In 2010 I jumped into Micro 4/3, buying both the Olympus EP1 and Panasonic G1. The Olympus got me interested in the older E-system and I ended up switching. The Olympus standard 4/3 gear was cheap...
Forum: Photo Software 07-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3,171
Posted By Dogman
I've been playing with Luminar 3 but I haven't...

I've been playing with Luminar 3 but I haven't done anything serious. I'm more comfortable using Lightroom 6 so I always go to that.

I tried out Capture One. Didn't last long for me. Every other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,887
Posted By Dogman
Being an old fart whose first pocket knife was...

Being an old fart whose first pocket knife was given to him by his grandfather over 65 years ago, it's always amazed me how people came to the conclusion that knives are weapons. Everyone carried a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,887
Posted By Dogman
I used to collect mainly folding knives and a few...

I used to collect mainly folding knives and a few fixed blades. There are boxes of the things around the house. After a while I lost interest. Then just over a year ago it became legal to own and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dogman
Greg, you are probably correct. After all it's...

Greg, you are probably correct. After all it's been nearly 40 years since I handled an F3P. But the cameras sent to us to evaluate were early models from Nikon Professional Services so it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dogman
I don't recall the hotshoe being on the prism of...

I don't recall the hotshoe being on the prism of the F3P's that we used. The ones we used had an extension forward of the rewind that held the hotshoe.

Maybe later models had a redesign.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,520
Posted By Dogman
Avoid the early models of the F3. The ones...

Avoid the early models of the F3. The ones before the HP prism came along. All subsequent F3's have a good record of reliability but the early one had problems.

If you can locate an F3P, it's the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,453
Posted By Dogman
At present, the cameras I use are 16mp and 24mp. ...

At present, the cameras I use are 16mp and 24mp. They are more than adequate, even when cropping. For the last year or so, I've printed almost everything 6x9 inches on 8,5x11 inch paper. I would...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Dogman
About the only thing I've seen that separates one...

About the only thing I've seen that separates one digital image from another is the photographer involved.

Most cameras are excellent. Most photographers using them are mediocre at best.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-23-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,492
Posted By Dogman
Helen...Robert. I like.

Helen...Robert. I like.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Dogman
As a short addendum to my post above, I will go...

As a short addendum to my post above, I will go with color over B&W only when the colors add to the mood of the scene photographed. Hard to describe but, IMO, many times color detracts from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Dogman
My love of photography began with B&W. A friend...

My love of photography began with B&W. A friend showed me some B&W drugstore prints he had made to use for sketching. I loved the photos. I went out and bought my first serious camera a couple of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Dogman
Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The...

Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The slow, back-and-forth AF--even in bright daylight--was beyond frustrating. Optically, it was great. In function, not great at all. I sold it as soon...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Dogman
Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of...

Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of reasons--I don't shoot portraits and I'm not interested in macro photography. But I've read the LensTip.com and Opticallimits.com reviews due to general...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Dogman
I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. ...

I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. Mainly because I'm familiar and comfortable using them and they get good results. I don't do a great deal of post processing. Worrying that I'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,074
Posted By Dogman
Thank you, Peter. You put it very well. I can...

Thank you, Peter. You put it very well.

I can remember using a Sharpie pen to remove intrusive trash from my 4x5 transparencies and Spotone to remove the same from B&W prints. I've used bleach to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By Dogman
Yeah, I don't see many digital cameras when I'm...

Yeah, I don't see many digital cameras when I'm out and about either.

But I see exactly zero film cameras in use.

Smart phones everywhere. Photographers who use real cameras are few. I guess that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,510
Posted By Dogman
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,510
Posted By Dogman
What? You can take pictures with a cellphone? ...

What? You can take pictures with a cellphone? Huh. I keep forgetting that.

I have a GRII for exactly the purpose mentioned. It fits nicely in a pocket. Usually I carry it when I don't think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 5,000
Posted By Dogman
Prints and multiple portable drives. Nothing is...

Prints and multiple portable drives.

Nothing is really permanent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dogman
My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years...

My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years ago) and it came with two owner's manuals. The thin one is for the standard automobile features that basically tells you you can't fix any of them so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,661
Posted By Dogman
A lot has changed since this was first posted. ...

A lot has changed since this was first posted. For me, my favorite camera is now the Fuji XPro2. Why? Because I enjoy using it. Also the Fuji lenses are outstanding and the Raw files are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dogman
Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers...

Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers too many good things to ignore or avoid.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dogman
I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and...

I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and Lightroom but then I started using Iridient X-transformer+LR and the problems were solved. I've tried both Capture One and Luminar 3 but I'm too...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By Dogman
I've used some variation of most of the Fuji...

I've used some variation of most of the Fuji models. My main camera is the XPro2 due to the hybrid viewfinder and overall handling. I also love the X100S for the size and, yes, the hybrid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,927
Posted By Dogman
Time. The smell will fade away in time. Since...

Time. The smell will fade away in time.

Since this original question was asked in 2010, I expect the odor is beginning to fade away.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Dogman
Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more...

Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more versatile--lenses from 6mm to 2000mm. Nikon F's could be used to take pictures on the weekend and you could use them to drive nails at the construction site...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Dogman
You cannot expect the same results if you change...

You cannot expect the same results if you change media types. The "fine art" matte papers take ink differently from the baryta and smooth finish semigloss papers and, at least in the case of Epson,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Dogman
Amazon Prime video lists it for sale for $9.99. ...

Amazon Prime video lists it for sale for $9.99. Of course you have to be a Prime member to get the streaming.

Amazon also sells DVD players for as little as 30 bucks.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Dogman
I've never used Canon printers and I've never...

I've never used Canon printers and I've never used Aquarelle Rag (although I've used several other Canson matte papers in an Epson). So I'm just offering opinions here--actually WAGs.

Matte papers...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,986
Posted By Dogman
Love the look, Godfrey. I've always loved the...

Love the look, Godfrey. I've always loved the look of SWC images although I've never owned one.

I've considered buying the Laowa 9mm to use on my Fuji bodies just to get something akin to the SWC...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By Dogman
iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold...

iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold my Leicas and went totally digital in 2008. About the same time, I shut down my darkroom for good. I had three refrigerators at the time and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By Dogman
Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion...

Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion lens to fit the GR. I think they changed the mount or something when they went from the GRII to the GRIII so the older ones won't fit. I have one for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,016
Posted By Dogman
If you're worried about theft, just paint your...

If you're worried about theft, just paint your camera dayglo psychedelic colors. It's not stealthy but it sure lowers the value of the camera for a thief trying to sell it. 'Course it lowers your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,631
Posted By Dogman
If a camera doesn't work for you, you won't use...

If a camera doesn't work for you, you won't use it. So you've answered your own question about that.

I have a GRII. I bought it even though it had no viewfinder and a viewfinder was something I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Dogman
Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame...

Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame and compose my shots. In fact, it doesn't always happen. And while Henri Cartier-Bresson might rise from his grave and flog me with a moldy M3, I...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,716
Posted By Dogman
I'm still using LR 6.14 but I get Apple messages...

I'm still using LR 6.14 but I get Apple messages on restarts that tell me LR will not work on future editions of the operating system.

Fuji had (maybe still has) an offer of a free download of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Dogman
When I read a camera or lens review online, I...

When I read a camera or lens review online, I usually just go to the "Pros" and "Cons" section at the end of the review. I consider whether the bad points and good points have any relevance to my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dogman
I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of...

I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of Tri-X. I can recall a period of 2-3 years when I didn't own a working light meter. Good old Tri-X had so much latitude I could guess at exposures...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dogman
Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just...

Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just hire one of them to take the pictures for you and then claim them as your own. Who needs skill or ability when you've got lots of money?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dogman
Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess...

Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess this proves great minds think alike.:D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,406
Posted By Dogman
Considering what you get for the exorbitant price...

Considering what you get for the exorbitant price other than an ugly design, it should be called "The Grifter".
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Dogman
Clear filters will protect the front element. ...

Clear filters will protect the front element. I've thrown away a considerable number of scratched filters over the years but I don't think I've ever had a lens element get messed up.

I'm too lazy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Dogman
Not an expert, can't answer. I was never a...

Not an expert, can't answer.

I was never a methodical shooter to begin with. My favorite medium format film camera was the Pentax 645, a camera I used like a 35mm, mostly handheld.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,542
Posted By Dogman
I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian...

I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian shirts.

But I don't wear the shirts and the vest together.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,542
Posted By Dogman
I used my first vest while working at a daily...

I used my first vest while working at a daily newspaper. I seldom carried extra lenses and never a spare body--too heavy. I carried film, batteries, pen and paper and occasionally small flashes...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-23-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,841
Posted By Dogman
I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've...

I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've ordered several of his books. Sadly I've been completely ignorant of his work until now. He died a few years ago at age 93. "Traveling Light" is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dogman
Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a...

Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a good bit of the time I just go with the aperture priority settings and auto ISO. Sometimes I'll switch to shutter priority or even manual but keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,199
Posted By Dogman
"The basic argument is that guys suck at relating...

"The basic argument is that guys suck at relating emotionally to other men because of contemporary homophobia, so they turn to women to take care of them instead.

"This behavior affects the world of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By Dogman
First time I ran into this sort of thing was...

First time I ran into this sort of thing was several years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wife and I had enjoyed spending an afternoon wandering around a large flea market and avoiding the other...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dogman
I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my...

I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my possession are numbered. There's no denying how good the pictures were that I made with it. And I still like optical viewfinders over electronic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Dogman
My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred...

My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred with several mongrel camera bodies from hell.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dogman
Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible...

Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible days when the newspaper I worked for went color and decided on color slides to make the editor's job of viewing photos easier. What a cluster! A...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Dogman
One of my points here is that a screen image only...

One of my points here is that a screen image only looks good for quick, cursory viewing. It encourages the viewer to look and move on. A printed image can hold your attention and invite close...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Dogman
They look good on the screen but when compared to...

They look good on the screen but when compared to the print, the screen image looks like crap.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,224
Posted By Dogman
And that's very sad. I just started a thread...

And that's very sad.

I just started a thread about viewing prints vs viewing on screen and my thought is that all photos viewed online look like crap compared to the photo printed well on paper. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Dogman
Okay, back up a minute. I think many of you are...

Okay, back up a minute.

I think many of you are misunderstanding. When I say "prints" I'm not talking about chemical darkroom prints specifically. I think I mentioned prints done on paper,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Dogman
Prints on the wall vs images on the screen

I've never posted photos online until recently. I tried posting here but the whole process was too involved for my lazy ass to ever learn. Then I joined another forum and their process was simple: ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,853
Posted By Dogman
Buy a camera for each lens. (Only slightly...

Buy a camera for each lens.

(Only slightly kidding.)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,853
Posted By Dogman
Oh, sure you can. Think about it.;)

Oh, sure you can. Think about it.;)
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By Dogman
I keep getting messages that Lightroom--or maybe...

I keep getting messages that Lightroom--or maybe some parts of LR--will no longer work with the next version of the Mac OS. That despite a systems review that shows it's compliant with the planned...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 21,853
Posted By Dogman
I need to change my vote. Again. With the...

I need to change my vote. Again.

With the introduction of the new 16mm f/2.8, it is now firmly on my favorites list.

And if the amount of use shows favoritism, the 23/2, 35/2 and 50/2 remain on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,224
Posted By Dogman
Yep. Me too.

Yep.

Me too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,224
Posted By Dogman
In the 1950's, the average family camera was a...

In the 1950's, the average family camera was a Kodak Brownie. It was good enough and easy to carry around for those special occasions that required pictures. Serious photographers were using...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By Dogman
Probably a Giotto bulb blower. I hate the spots...

Probably a Giotto bulb blower. I hate the spots that come from dust on sensors.

In the "nice-to-have" department: Many years ago Sandisk had some freebie flash card pouches included with some of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Dogman
The 16, 23, 35 group is now my normal kit and I...

The 16, 23, 35 group is now my normal kit and I occasionally throw in the 50.

For the past coupla weeks I've used the 16mm more and I'm now finding it pretty useable on both the XPro1 and XPro2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By Dogman
I feel for you, olifaunt. My photography goes...

I feel for you, olifaunt. My photography goes through periods as well. Most recently my wife and I have been suffering through the prolonged death of her sister and that's kinda knocked my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,291
Posted By Dogman
According to a couple of biographies I've read he...

According to a couple of biographies I've read he most certainly processed his film early on. It was mentioned he processed his film while he worked as a hunter in Africa long before photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dogman
These days I shoot 100% digital and I delete the...

These days I shoot 100% digital and I delete the hell out of duplicates and bad shots. In bygone days I tossed out duplicate slides and bad shots but I filed away all my negatives. I also have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,291
Posted By Dogman
He did it until he didn't have to. Then he had...

He did it until he didn't have to. Then he had others do it for him.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By Dogman
I make no attempt to simulate the look of silver...

I make no attempt to simulate the look of silver prints. I like the look of a digital print on matte surface rag watercolor paper. To my eyes the look is cleaner with better detail, the image is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Dogman
There's a helluva lot of things in photography...

There's a helluva lot of things in photography today that make my eyes hurt.

The obsession with bokeh makes pretty clear to me how unfocused most 21st Century photography really is. Those f/64...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dogman
I'm a user, not a collector...more an...

I'm a user, not a collector...more an accumulator. I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't use.
If the price was low enough and the camera could fit within my uses, yeah I'd buy it.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2019
Replies: 2,545
Views: 633,052
Posted By Dogman
I'm a Raw shooter, 100%. Well, 99.999%.

I'm a Raw shooter, 100%. Well, 99.999%.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dogman
The lenses I use the most are all f/2 or f/2.8. ...

The lenses I use the most are all f/2 or f/2.8. I have faster lenses but they don't get much use unless I want to take a picture at f/1.4 for the limited DOF effect. But I seldom go for an effect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,994
Posted By Dogman
What do I miss most about the 60's? That radio...

What do I miss most about the 60's?

That radio thing mentioned above. Radio stations weren't divided into genres. Radio stations played almost every type of music--you got rock, pop, light jazz,...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Dogman
Well, since Ken cancelled his order, I'll jump in...

Well, since Ken cancelled his order, I'll jump in with an opinion. Note that I don't test lenses, I just take pictures. I've not tested flare, coma, distortion, chromic aberrations or vignetting...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dogman
Most of the criticism of "Women Are Beautiful"...

Most of the criticism of "Women Are Beautiful" was based on political views, not on the quality of the art. The fact is, I think the book was weak from concept to fruition. But I loathe how people...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Dogman
Tripod adds another disadvantage. You can go...

Tripod adds another disadvantage.

You can go on into infinity on the merits of one format over another. It always comes down to what you prefer or what you need or what you have available.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dogman
The DVR is set.

The DVR is set.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,739
Posted By Dogman
I don't classify my photography as being...

I don't classify my photography as being "street". It's more "general BS" or "mindless meandering".

Either way, for the types of photos most people today consider street photography I pretty much...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Dogman
The sky has been falling since at least the...

The sky has been falling since at least the mid-19th Century.
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Dogman
Looks like I'll be forced into Adobe's Cloud...

Looks like I'll be forced into Adobe's Cloud based LR app. May as well go ahead and get used to it.

And I'll be dumping old apps I've kept but haven't used for some time such as Picasa and photo...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,400
Posted By Dogman
You have excellent taste in optics.:D Those are...

You have excellent taste in optics.:D

Those are the lenses I use most.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,909
Posted By Dogman
The conversion lenses are quite nice. But I...

The conversion lenses are quite nice. But I eventually sold both of mine because I simply liked the camera "as is" better.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,143
Posted By Dogman
Very sad...........

Very sad...........
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By Dogman
I feel the same way. Simplicity is important to...

I feel the same way.

Simplicity is important to me. I have very basic needs when it comes to my camera usage. I like the philosophy Leica has about simplicity but I can simplify my Fuji cameras...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Dogman
I'm always set on B&W (AKA: Monochrome), no...

I'm always set on B&W (AKA: Monochrome), no filters. I always shoot Raw, never JPEG. After choosing those that I might want to print, I run them through Iridient X-Transformer.
I then convert the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dogman
The 23mm f/2 Fuji WR lens is fully corrected...

The 23mm f/2 Fuji WR lens is fully corrected optically, not by the software. At least according to both LensTip.com and Opticallimits.com in their measurements of the lens. The distortion in the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dogman
I know this is pointless but.... Try something. ...

I know this is pointless but....

Try something. Take a picture of a building straight on with the camera held perfectly level and not tilted either forward or backward. Then take a picture of the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Dogman
I've had good luck with third party batteries. ...

I've had good luck with third party batteries. They have shorter lifespans than OEM batteries, in my experience, but they cost considerably less.

I did have a couple of Wasabi brand Fuji...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dogman
As has been pointed out, the lens is not showing...

As has been pointed out, the lens is not showing a flaw whatsoever.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dogman
This is a job for Sinar, Linhof, Deardorff, etc.

This is a job for Sinar, Linhof, Deardorff, etc.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,527
Posted By Dogman
I've never experienced distortion with my 23/2. ...

I've never experienced distortion with my 23/2. I recall Lenstip's review of the lens indicated virtually zero distortion, even in uncorrected Raw files. Also, LR automatically corrects the Raw...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,836
Posted By Dogman
I only use one camera and one lens...at a time. ...

I only use one camera and one lens...at a time. But I usually have available as many as three cameras, each with lenses attached.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,143
Posted By Dogman
So sad. Like others here, I've read his shared...

So sad. Like others here, I've read his shared knowledge since "Shutterbug" magazine days. I've missed him here on RFF and wondered about him. He will be missed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,054
Posted By Dogman
Lazy old fat guy tryin' to look like...

Lazy old fat guy tryin' to look like Cartier-Bresson.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,316
Posted By Dogman
I want small size, simplicity, excellent image...

I want small size, simplicity, excellent image quality and the availability of superb optics. I want something akin to the Leica M10 but autofocus...yet cheap enough for a mere mortal to afford. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2019
Replies: 607
Views: 91,135
Posted By Dogman
I've never tried to post on this site before but...

I've never tried to post on this site before but here goes....

Fuji XPro2, Fuji 23/1.4 at maximum aperture:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-23-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By Dogman
Like others, I had a hard time finding someone...

Like others, I had a hard time finding someone willing to take my darkroom equipment for free. I still have 2-3 enlargers stored in the attic that will probably eventually end up on the curb.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
Reading this I came to a realization. Today the...

Reading this I came to a realization. Today the worst job on earth I can think of is to be a police officer. To be crushed between the political bureaucracy of those in charge and the attitude...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
We live in paranoid times. I've had the police...

We live in paranoid times. I've had the police called on me simply because I was taking pictures in a parking lot across the street from a school (and only a few hundred feet from my home). ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
These are not good times to be using a Pentax...

These are not good times to be using a Pentax Spotmeter V either.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,841
Posted By Dogman
I always seem to have a book or two on order. ...

I always seem to have a book or two on order. The most recent I've read being "The Scotch Whisky Book" by Tom Bruce-Gardyne. But that's off topic so....

Most recent photo book, "Nude" by Ralph...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
Well, shoot! Before someone shoots me another...

Well, shoot! Before someone shoots me another dirty look I think I'll shoot on outta here and shoot a few hoops with some of my buds, a bunch of really straight-shooters.

Sorry...just messin'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
From my newspaper days, we photographers were...

From my newspaper days, we photographers were called "shooters". It was a term that indicated the photographer was dedicated to his work and usually quite good at it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dogman
I've been shooting digital exclusively since 2008...

I've been shooting digital exclusively since 2008 but I shoot it just like I shot film. I've never filled up a card, even when I used something like a 2GB. There have been vacation trips from which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Dogman
The Fuji XPro1/2 is pretty much the perfect size...

The Fuji XPro1/2 is pretty much the perfect size and weight for my use. However, the longest lens I use with these cameras is the 50/2 (75mm equiv.). The XPros seem well balanced with shorter...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,302
Posted By Dogman
Car is for transportation. Watch is for...

Car is for transportation. Watch is for time-telling. Camera is for picture-taking. Once you get past the basics, you get expensive. Sometimes better quality...sometimes not. Most of the time...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By Dogman
I think you will be happy with the results you...

I think you will be happy with the results you get from the GRII. It's a different system from the Fuji so remember to give yourself some adjustment time. Once you get used to how the camera...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By Dogman
Flash? What's that? Really, I haven't used a...

Flash? What's that?

Really, I haven't used a flash in a couple of decades. Don't even own one anymore.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By Dogman
If you don't mind the extra money spent, go ahead...

If you don't mind the extra money spent, go ahead with the GRIII. It's an update of an already great camera so it's expected to be better. As for me personally, I already have the GRII, I like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Dogman
I'm a believer in printing. But I'm also...

I'm a believer in printing. But I'm also realistic. We photographers work in a fragile medium. There's a multitude of ways we can lose all our photographs no matter how we try to preserve them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Dogman
Yes, thanks for this, Huss. Great work indeed. ...

Yes, thanks for this, Huss. Great work indeed. And I bookmarked the site for future reference.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-11-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,274
Posted By Dogman
Try using it first. You might discover--as I...

Try using it first. You might discover--as I did--that it's a quick and easy camera to use "as is".

As a useful accessory, you might consider the 21mm equivalent conversion lens. I have one for...
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