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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 507
Views: 40,341
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49554802253_25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49554802253_25d3be6c42_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iuZjfi)Scene from Lunch Time in the Market (https://flic.kr/p/2iuZjfi) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Olympus RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By peterm1
I am guessing field curvature too. Try reshooting...

I am guessing field curvature too. Try reshooting with the subject at 90 degrees to the background (so both buildings are equidistant to you).

Better yet photograph a flat surface and check centre...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
Mike did you ever study the print works "Thirty...

Mike did you ever study the print works "Thirty Six Views of Mt Fuji" by Ando Hiroshige?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-six_Views_of_Mount_Fuji_(Hiroshige)

It would be interesting to try to...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,129
Posted By peterm1
Streetside laneway cafes Melbourne...

Streetside laneway cafes Melbourne CBD

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49284101537_101f3a34d6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i64Umz)Scene from a Streetside Cafe (https://flic.kr/p/2i64Umz) by Life in...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By peterm1
This may be a bit off topic but I thought people...

This may be a bit off topic but I thought people might be interested in the topic generally.

When I saw the name of this thread I was put in mind of some articles I have seen recently (PetaPixel?)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
How much more blissful can it get than watching a...

How much more blissful can it get than watching a Buddhist monk at his devotions?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_7598b9ebd2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y)Saffron Monk...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,129
Posted By peterm1
A couple I put up at Flickr recently: Shot with...

A couple I put up at Flickr recently:

Shot with a very early Takumar 105mm f2.5. The low contrast is apparent.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49555137058_4a6d7b7727_h.jpg...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Days Ago
Replies: 172
Views: 41,598
Posted By peterm1
errr.........no that's not Rex Harrison. It's his...

errr.........no that's not Rex Harrison. It's his co-star Wilfred Hyde White.

This is Rex Harrison

https://images.spot.im/v1/production/nrkbssyaxfddnamsfomo
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By peterm1
Well done Raid these are very nice images. I have...

Well done Raid these are very nice images. I have recently discovered the value of Tamron lenses having bought a Tamron AF SP 90mm f2.8 macro lens. Mine is an older version AF (screw drive) and was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 568
Posted By peterm1
Quite apart from the issue of whether to shoot...

Quite apart from the issue of whether to shoot with a zoom or with a prime I have a similar but somewhat different problem of choice. Over 20 or more years of shooting I have collected a formidable...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
The first shot with an early M42 Takumar 105mm...

The first shot with an early M42 Takumar 105mm f2.8 and the second image with an AI Nikkor 180mm f2.8 (not the ED version). Even so it is easy to see the difference in the contrast between the two...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
Sounds entirely plausible to me. Yes leicas do...

Sounds entirely plausible to me. Yes leicas do lock exposure on a half press of the shutter button. I am not sure how the M-E rates but the half press on my M8 is abysmal - it is very sensitive and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 568
Posted By peterm1
I tend to have primes for everyday shooting but...

I tend to have primes for everyday shooting but also like to keep a zoom for when I travel and want to keep the amount of kit I carry to a minimum. OK zooms are larger and heavier in general but it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
I am not a Leica expert but am a long time user...

I am not a Leica expert but am a long time user of Leica and an even longer time photographer.

The under exposure in the shot indicates to me that the camera's light meter seems to be heavily...
Forum: Digital Compacts 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By peterm1
Phil while you are welcome to your rant as you...

Phil while you are welcome to your rant as you have confessed it to be, I do not altogether agree with it.

For a couple of years I have had a spinal cord injury - courtesy of spinal stenosis...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 465
Views: 37,090
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3846/15046462416_c95...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3846/15046462416_c95f7ab48c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oVB44N)Hong Kong Cranes 1 (https://flic.kr/p/oVB44N) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 690
Views: 58,782
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49539856033_96...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49539856033_96f5ed71c3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2itEHfR)The Fine Art of Choosing Leeks (https://flic.kr/p/2itEHfR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
Ko Fe if you are having trouble nailing correct...

Ko Fe if you are having trouble nailing correct exposure with your ME perhaps try a technique I used when shooting my M3 when I had it.

Of course the M3 had no exposure meter but I got around this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
I downloaded the darker image from below and...

I downloaded the darker image from below and reprocessed it (mainly just a touch of contrast adjustment and selective brightening - about 20 seconds work) and below I have linked how I think would...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Nikon D200 with Nikkor AIS 50mm f1.4 shot wide...

Nikon D200 with Nikkor AIS 50mm f1.4 shot wide open

https://live.staticflickr.com/3285/3128191594_99b19bac79_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5LqNnQ)Alla - Shadows and Light (https://flic.kr/p/5LqNnQ) by...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
To my eye while the first shot looks under...

To my eye while the first shot looks under exposed, the second looks somewhat over exposed for it to be effective as an image.

Speaking of the second file I would personally lower highlight tones a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
A quiet moment in the...

A quiet moment in the street.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3463/3860755969_68e4962675_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6Taof6)Rainy day on the street (https://flic.kr/p/6Taof6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
Ko.Fe this is just an afterthought. Are you SURE...

Ko.Fe this is just an afterthought. Are you SURE the problem was not with the ambient conditions? On rereading your original post it occurred to me that you mentioned a "light haze". This type of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure. I am open to the idea (mainly...

I am not sure. I am open to the idea (mainly because I am often looking for ways to reduce post processing workload) and would love it to be so and I have often heard that this or that RAW developer...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,039
Posted By peterm1
Erik thank you for these images. They all look...

Erik thank you for these images. They all look very nice to my eye. On this basis I would certainly not hesitate to get a V1 Summilux if one came up at a price I liked.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
I have certainly heard it suggested that some...

I have certainly heard it suggested that some cameras can be set to apply some more extensive basic processing (i.e. processing which can be selected to some extent by the user) before RAW images are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 45,280
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7050/6901614540_ed60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7050/6901614540_ed60248041_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bvSzy9)Waterwall 1 (https://flic.kr/p/bvSzy9) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,395
Posted By peterm1
This pretty much happens with every camera. JPG...

This pretty much happens with every camera. JPG images are processed in camera and almost invariably come out looking better straight out of camera. Never the less I invariably shoot in RAW as I...
Forum: Other RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By peterm1
Not sure if this helps. I had a Prominent 20 or...

Not sure if this helps. I had a Prominent 20 or so years back but it had the Ultron lens. That lens certainly used the 310/49 hood - I know as I found one in a store way back then for $10 if I recall...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 395
Views: 45,280
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1888/30347064768_e69...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1888/30347064768_e69622bca0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NeED5C)Girls Stride Out (https://flic.kr/p/NeED5C) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By peterm1
Absolutely. I have tried to work out why I don't...

Absolutely.
I have tried to work out why I don't really like using camera lens / adapter combos that look (and feel) weird and I think its basically because my motivation in making images is to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By peterm1
As you say Leica M and LTm lenses are good in...

As you say Leica M and LTm lenses are good in this respect being built for rangefinder cameras, the lenses of which do not need to cope with an SLR mirror box. Another lens type I have discovered...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By peterm1
Terrific, great idea. I love it. But it does...

Terrific, great idea. I love it.
But it does rather make it look just a tiny bit like a pirate. :) :)

https://imagez.tmz.com/image/a8/o/2017/07/28/a821d9cfb72a54699f1a831c3e7d8c45_md.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,446
Posted By peterm1
For once I have not bought a new lens. Instead I...

For once I have not bought a new lens. Instead I have bought something to take photos of........

In this case it is what is referred to as a "shishi". What's a shishi you ask?. Well it is also...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,010
Posted By peterm1
I think I agree about the built in flash - it is...

I think I agree about the built in flash - it is undoubtedly just about worthless, but worst of all looks a bit "naff" as our Brit friends say..............I think I would put some tape over it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 6,155
Posted By peterm1
Shot from a bus https://i.imgur.com/LgHx5VK.jpg

Shot from a bus

https://i.imgur.com/LgHx5VK.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By peterm1
To me it looks a little like nickel but to be...

To me it looks a little like nickel but to be honest I still cannot tell. It should be more obvious in real life as nickel looks different to chrome. Perhaps if you compare it to another chrome lens,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 4,097
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/7262/8153334582_c521...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7262/8153334582_c5212826bf_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dqtYjb)Restaurant kitchen Kowloon (https://flic.kr/p/dqtYjb) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By peterm1
Miloss HI. I can't really tell from the small...

Miloss HI. I can't really tell from the small photo you posted if it is chrome or nickel. The folks over at https://www.l-camera-forum.com/ would have a better idea. As I understand it the earlier...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
I posted this below but just realized how much it...

I posted this below but just realized how much it reminds me of old auto chrome images from the early 20th century. I rather like the effect....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
A Quiet Moment in the Sun...

A Quiet Moment in the Sun
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49462870833_f4ec5c5adb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2imS9eP)A Moment in the Sun (https://flic.kr/p/2imS9eP) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By peterm1
I very much like the stuff in the picture. It has...

I very much like the stuff in the picture. It has cotton wadding soaked in a mild metal polish (it smells like and most probably is "Brasso" as its known in Australia) . It is usually sold in auto...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Thank you airfrogusmc. I am rather fond of it...

Thank you airfrogusmc. I am rather fond of it too. It is also getting a lot of "love" over on my Flickr site. Now and then an image really takes off.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49453512942_70...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49453512942_70576bbfc9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2im3bsS)Cafe Colombia - Adelaide Central Market 5 (https://flic.kr/p/2im3bsS) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
All good. :)

All good. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Lovely image

Lovely image
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Candid Street...

Candid Street Portraits

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49459155591_e1c6e65823_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2imx6PV)Pensive on a Train (https://flic.kr/p/2imx6PV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
"Polemic: a strong verbal or written attack on...

"Polemic: a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something."

I would not call it a polemic John: That is rather too strong. I am simply stating my impressions of the lens and my reasons for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
A Quiet...

A Quiet Moment

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48652388206_cdb1df3231_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq)The Reader (https://flic.kr/p/2h8fcZq) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
John, I had one of these some years ago and while...

John, I had one of these some years ago and while it was a very pretty little lens and quite convenient to have in the bag or on the camera, I intended it mainly for use on an LTM camera and when I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
These two were shot with the (fat) Tele Elmarit...

These two were shot with the (fat) Tele Elmarit (as far as my memory goes - and not very good records). One with a Leica M8 and one with a micro four thirds. In terms of bokeh, sharpness etc I find...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,446
Posted By peterm1
I have just bought three lenses that I have been...

I have just bought three lenses that I have been considering for quite a while.

The first is a Konica 50mm f1.7. Some years ago I bought cheaply a Rikenon 50mm f1.7 and on mentioning this to my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 673
Views: 21,229
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48525263021_db...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48525263021_dbdec55be3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gW1E6T)Brunch (https://flic.kr/p/2gW1E6T) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
This is probably the lens I would like most right...

This is probably the lens I would like most right now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By peterm1
Another vote for the Elmarit M. I own the chrome...

Another vote for the Elmarit M. I own the chrome one circa 1960 and like it though its appearance is a little archaic. The later ones are even better performance wise. I also own a fat and a skinny...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 4,097
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48993896817_60d94eb7c3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV)Casual Portrait in Monochrome (https://flic.kr/p/2hDqwAV) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By peterm1
Miloss I have to admit that I was speaking in...

Miloss I have to admit that I was speaking in generalizations as I have not myself actually had to disassemble this lens specifically and its been a few years since I have even examined one. But...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By peterm1
While I do not own an x100 I have contemplated...

While I do not own an x100 I have contemplated buying one and if I did I would definitely get the TCL x100 lens as I prefer 50mm over 35mm for most of my work. (In fact I would prefer 75mm over...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 31,849
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438428211_97...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49438428211_978b5c2a43_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ijGSii)Mannequin (https://flic.kr/p/2ijGSii) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Nice. He has sad eyes, which somehow helps too!

Nice. He has sad eyes, which somehow helps too!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 5,463
Posted By peterm1
Probably not my absolute favourite (as it is a...

Probably not my absolute favourite (as it is a shot of an acquaintance rather than a close friend or family member, so there is no particular emotional element for me) but it is certainly one of my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 165
Views: 10,292
Posted By peterm1
Shot (I think) with a Super MUlti-coated Takumar...

Shot (I think) with a Super MUlti-coated Takumar 135mm f2.5. Bokeh looks a little busy in this shot which has a lot going on in the background, but generally it is softer with this lens. Shot in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 31,849
Posted By peterm1
A little touch of...

A little touch of Buddhism

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49337780393_e1e92a4b69_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iaP2d6)Bodhisattva at the Window (https://flic.kr/p/2iaP2d6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
The earlier focusing screen tends to have a much...

The earlier focusing screen tends to have a much courser texture too which gives a somewhat courser image as you focus, if my memory of it is correct.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By peterm1
Even though the dress ring may have no slots for...

Even though the dress ring may have no slots for a lens spanner, there may be a further ring below it that actually retains the front element, that does have slots - this would be normal. Hence you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By peterm1
I think if you are prepared to stick to the...

I think if you are prepared to stick to the basics pretty well any good modern mirrorless camera works well in terms of handling as a means of more or less emulating a Leica M camera (with or without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
Hibbs hi.. It may be a little younger than you...

Hibbs hi..

It may be a little younger than you think. The A-M switch that you refer to is a later addition to these lenses. The type of switch I was referring to came earlier and looks like the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
I would not cavil at what you say, Nick. I have...

I would not cavil at what you say, Nick. I have always been uncertain about the 28mm because while I own one and am not inclined to sell it, I seldom use it so have never really formed anything other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
Leica mount cameras (including M39 cameras such...

Leica mount cameras (including M39 cameras such as Canon rangefinder) have a shorter flange distance (the thickness of the camera body / distance from the back of the lens to the film plane). This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
The name auto Takumar was applied to a couple of...

The name auto Takumar was applied to a couple of 55mm f1.8 lens types. The earliest "auto Takumars" had a small mechanical "switch" on the side to manually open up the aperture so the image could be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 496
Views: 94,076
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49422082988_2a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49422082988_2ad6ff631d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iig6r7)In a Food Market (https://flic.kr/p/2iig6r7) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By peterm1
Rollmo / Hibbs. It was a bargain. Take it and be...

Rollmo / Hibbs.

It was a bargain. Take it and be happy. I have found with this era of Pentax cameras though, that the slower shutter speeds can become sluggish with time and sometimes the mirror may...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-20-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 20,725
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Roland, I found this very interesting...

Thank you Roland, I found this very interesting and informative. (This is rare - things are often interesting and not terribly informative, or informative and not very interesting. Your contribution...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,269
Posted By peterm1
Raid I think from memory the 24mm f2.8 is rated...

Raid I think from memory the 24mm f2.8 is rated highly. I think it was one of the first to have Nikon's vaunted CRC (close range correction) from quite early versions (CRC being introduced in 1967 -...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,269
Posted By peterm1
I have three versions of this lens and like them...

I have three versions of this lens and like them all - two of them I had to AI convert. The most recent one I bought is the AIS one which I picked up cheaply ($35) at a camera fair as it had a sticky...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By peterm1
I will mostly use the lens on a mirrorless camera...

I will mostly use the lens on a mirrorless camera so am happy (for now) with the Nikon mount version. Using it on a Leica is kind of an option I thought would be nice if possible. I did look but I...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-18-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 677
Posted By peterm1
Something that has occurred to me as a...

Something that has occurred to me as a possibility is to take some felt or rubber material of 2-3 millimetres thick. The sort which is used to make the little stick-on furniture protectors...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By peterm1
You are quite right, the lens in the photo is in...

You are quite right, the lens in the photo is in LTM mount. You know, in my rush to find an image with a lens in similar condition to my lens (which IS in Nikon S mount) I did not even notice that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2020
Replies: 164
Views: 15,073
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e272b37fa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6)Cafe Scene 33 (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2020
Replies: 168
Views: 10,998
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1544/26169361275_0d2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1544/26169361275_0d24847dd8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FSuPo4)Pure cat love (https://flic.kr/p/FSuPo4) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,269
Posted By peterm1
I love mine for much the same reason. But I have...

I love mine for much the same reason. But I have a question for you, Raid. How do you like the D700's in-finder yellow dot focus confirmation? I know some do not much like it but I find it to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By peterm1
New (old) Nikkor 10.5cm (105mm) f2.5 S mount.

I have just bought a lovely old Nikkor 10.5cm f2.5 in Nikon S mount. Its serial number dates it to the mid 1950s based in this site: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/

This is one beautiful lens -...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2020
Replies: 690
Views: 58,782
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777928923_a674ebdb1d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx)Soft Portrait - Sunlit Window 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjkCSx) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-16-2020
Replies: 552
Views: 161,733
Posted By peterm1
I used to have a Leica 111a syn too and liked it...

I used to have a Leica 111a syn too and liked it very much. It was a cool conversion (especially liked the look of the collar ring around the shutter button pedestal which was taken from the 111f)....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2020
Replies: 335
Views: 54,732
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21b45afed4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By peterm1
BTW I forgot to ask if any knows if the optical...

BTW I forgot to ask if any knows if the optical system in the AF version is the same as in the earlier MF ones? My impression is they had the same optics perhaps with some tweaking but I may be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Sam both posts have very nice images but I...

Thanks Sam both posts have very nice images but I especially like this last one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Raid that is a very nice photo. It...

Thank you Raid that is a very nice photo. It shows how nice the rendering of this lens is and I am looking forward to getting out and about with it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Ricoh. I am glad it may have helped. As...

Thanks Ricoh. I am glad it may have helped.

As to the fires, here you got me onto a sore point of mine. :^( . They are terrible and still ongoing including in my state, South Australia, though I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By peterm1
Anyone know this SLR lens? Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.5 52EN Lens

I have a definite soft spot for short and mid range tele lenses and just recently stumbled on an eBay ad (there are many such ads as this is a common lens) for a Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.5 52EN lens....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By peterm1
I have converted several lenses now and find that...

I have converted several lenses now and find that the most difficult part of the job (and that is not difficult at all) is to get the ring off the lens, then back on properly afterwards - the secrets...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2020
Replies: 346
Views: 39,106
Posted By peterm1
Painter - Gianyar...

Painter - Gianyar Bali

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
Very nice shot, Lynn. Though if I were out in...

Very nice shot, Lynn. Though if I were out in that swell, I am not sure how quiet I would be. There might be a few gurgles and arghs and gacks. :^)
Joking - I used to sail a lot and got the job of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 576
Views: 88,028
Posted By peterm1
Friends and...

Friends and Acquaintances

https://i.imgur.com/uqaPm1B.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VjOU6H0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 6,155
Posted By peterm1
Woman waiting at the bus stop shot from inside a...

Woman waiting at the bus stop shot from inside a bus

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
These photos are especially nice. They are very...

These photos are especially nice. They are very reminiscent of the work of Gregory Crewdson. Only, if anything, I think yours are somehow more moody and evocative. Crewdson's photos are staged and to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_75...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48969543118_7598b9ebd2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y)Saffron Monk (https://flic.kr/p/2hBgH6y) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
This is a good thread. It's theme is open ended...

This is a good thread. It's theme is open ended in nature so is producing some very interesting images that perhaps I would not have initially thought of. Well done all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By peterm1
When you say its a "pretty hard stop" can you...

When you say its a "pretty hard stop" can you elaborate more please? Is it more or less a "clunk" and stop or is it a slightly progressive "screech" and stop. What I am trying to get an idea of is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-08-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,525
Posted By peterm1
A bit difficult to comment given the new one and...

A bit difficult to comment given the new one and the last iteration look virtually identical except for minor cosmetic changes and one functional one - what appears to be the slightly larger VF...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,129
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c59e12f7a4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU)Street - Life in Shadows Images from a Distorted World 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4041/4508987503_7d07...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4041/4508987503_7d07dfbf35_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7SrJTR)Rocks, ocean, watchers (https://flic.kr/p/7SrJTR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By peterm1
Most of the adapters I use are the cheap Chinese...

Most of the adapters I use are the cheap Chinese variety. But I do not have many "x" to Leica M adapters though these are now becoming much more common. I have in general no problem using the cheaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1e48bd8aa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz)Flowers by a Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4036/4495036450_15ef72d058_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs)Lonely bench, ocean (https://flic.kr/p/7RdeJs) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
The Quiet...

The Quiet Ocean

https://live.staticflickr.com/5555/15062227515_d2d19010ec_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oWZRtR)Solitary (https://flic.kr/p/oWZRtR) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,502
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48938112998_aa...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48938112998_aa5919034c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyuC1W)A Darkening HIllside in Autumn (https://flic.kr/p/2hyuC1W) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By peterm1
Mewhahahahahahahahaha But seriously I doubt you...

Mewhahahahahahahahaha

But seriously I doubt you will be disappointed....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By peterm1
Yes it is, for me at least. If you want a basic...

Yes it is, for me at least. If you want a basic pro camera (I am using the term basic loosely but it does not have bells and whistles like focus peaking as its technology does not allow it) it is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,620
Posted By peterm1
I meant to mention Aborigine land management...

I meant to mention Aborigine land management practices. I agree we should have learned from them.

As to clearing fuel roads along roads I agree too. As a kid growing up in rural SA I recall that it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,620
Posted By peterm1
Lynnb hi. Just my "two bob's" worth. There has...

Lynnb hi. Just my "two bob's" worth. There has been some commentary from officials (including the Prime Minister) and experts in the field that the intensity of the fires have been due in large...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,620
Posted By peterm1
I live in Adelaide, South Australia and we in...

I live in Adelaide, South Australia and we in this state have also have been afflicted quite badly though not to the extent of those living in the eastern states. Many homes and farm etc properties...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2020
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49321013046_c59e12f7a4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU)Street - Life in Shadows Images from a Distorted World 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2i9k5RU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By peterm1
One of the things which struck me when I had mine...

One of the things which struck me when I had mine was the quality of the satin chrome. It is much more robust and durable than on any Leica I have ever owned and nice looking too. I did not mind the...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By peterm1
Mauro I suspect that these lenses are not used by...

Mauro I suspect that these lenses are not used by many people these days. I had a Prominent when I shot film, and can say the lenses are very good without doubt. But the Prominent camera, while not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2020
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,965
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49279828358_f4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49279828358_f4be6c862e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5G165)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red (https://flic.kr/p/2i5G165) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,066
Posted By peterm1
I made this a few weeks ago and really like both...

I made this a few weeks ago and really like both her smile and the way the light catches it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49215593958_25d9896554_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hZ1Mrq)Cafe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,082
Posted By peterm1
What happens when you accidentally hit the...

What happens when you accidentally hit the shutter button when using a 50mm f1.2 lens before you have focused it? This! (I think its called making a virtue out of a necessity)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By peterm1
This video is by a talented Japanese photographer...

This video is by a talented Japanese photographer and its theme is how to shoot like Leiter. She does a pretty good job of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5CqtHFv0ko
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By peterm1
Its very interesting to see how well regarded...

Its very interesting to see how well regarded Leiter's work is. He is gone but his work lives on. So thanks for posting and thanks especially for the videos on him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49280569748_21b45afed4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE)Waterwall - Pedestrian in Red 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2i5KNtE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2019
Replies: 923
Views: 177,585
Posted By peterm1
South Coast New South Wales Australia circa...

South Coast New South Wales Australia circa 2005

Nikon F801s with 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 AF

https://i.imgur.com/gXUPaBE.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 7,610
Posted By peterm1
Yep. A sweet shot.

Yep. A sweet shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By peterm1
Thanks for that Huss. He has influenced my style...

Thanks for that Huss. He has influenced my style greatly, though the truth is I began shooting in this style before I had ever heard of Saul Leiter. But when, I did a little time later discover him, ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,587
Posted By peterm1
this is why I love looking at Saul Leiter images

I don't think I need to say much other than to post this link. He really was special and quite similar in some ways to Fred Herzog but with a bit of added surrealism due to his love of reflections....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By peterm1
Or (in the same vein as Julian and Sandy) ...

Or (in the same vein as Julian and Sandy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6c8JuWzWI
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By peterm1
The "Carry on" movies were comedy movies from the...

The "Carry on" movies were comedy movies from the 1950s and 1960s (mainly). They were irrepressibly and irredeemably British of that era. Very non PC, both camp (thank you Kenneth Williams) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By peterm1
Or..............Bennie...

Or..............Bennie Hill

https://media.giphy.com/media/14mwdSXkKDp6Lu/giphy.gif

https://media.giphy.com/media/tpspSp3WMlI40/giphy.gif
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 497,684
Posted By peterm1
I posted these on another thread but I think they...

I posted these on another thread but I think they fit well here too and so will replicated them here. Shot in RAW. Converted in Lightroom and Nik Silver...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2019
Replies: 690
Views: 58,782
Posted By peterm1
I like it. It made me smile at first. Then it...

I like it. It made me smile at first. Then it made me titter. I don't know why - I just can't figure it out.

Just in case that word is unknown these days " titter/ˈtɪtə/verb; 'give a short,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By peterm1
"........they've all got it imfamy as Julius...

"........they've all got it imfamy as Julius Ceasar said while carrying on."

I am so glad you opened with that. As soon as I saw the title of this thread on RFF's main page that was exactly what I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By peterm1
I am glad this has helped inspire you. It sounds...

I am glad this has helped inspire you. It sounds as if you are somewhat similar to me in that I find considerable creative inspiration in discovering new ways to represent images. It is very hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By peterm1
Forgot to say I stick with the Nik default...

Forgot to say I stick with the Nik default shuffling which seemed to work for me but in principle you could use any order that looks good and works to help create a story, if I can put it that way.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By peterm1
Thanks Ricoh. Much appreciated. I have quite...

Thanks Ricoh. Much appreciated. I have quite often done it before in PS but not for a while and I would need to go back and give it a go one more time before I can give to much specific info about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 497,684
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3072/3105171181_70c2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3072/3105171181_70c2a956a7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5JoPda)_DSC3392a1 (https://flic.kr/p/5JoPda) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By peterm1
I came across this old thread just now and it...

I came across this old thread just now and it reminded me there are some really nice images in it from a wide variety of members. I had rather forgotten about and neglected it although I had started...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 497,684
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3578/3501736983_88f9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3578/3501736983_88f90a395b_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6krjpz)Pray (https://flic.kr/p/6krjpz) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 497,684
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3287/3128195754_eae7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3287/3128195754_eae7326548_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5LqPBy)Alla - Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/5LqPBy) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,082
Posted By peterm1
Nice one. My kind of photo. I like it a lot.

Nice one. My kind of photo. I like it a lot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 15,073
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/853/43077521904_cd8a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/853/43077521904_cd8a76cd7a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28CBysU)Study of Age and Youth (https://flic.kr/p/28CBysU) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,082
Posted By peterm1
Thank you Pal_K I agree it is better this way. I...

Thank you Pal_K I agree it is better this way. I often find that embracing those so called failures and going with them produces more interesting imagery. Here is another example I just found where...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By peterm1
You sound as if you have a hand held light meter....

You sound as if you have a hand held light meter. The best shot will generally be obtained by using the meter's ambient (or incident) metering feature which measures the brightness of incoming light...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By peterm1
I suspect there may be some variation over time...

I suspect there may be some variation over time within leica but some after market dots have also been available from time to time. The original dots now and then do come off and require replacing. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By peterm1
Bali...

Bali 2016

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49077600892_67e55d5872_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC)Balinese Painter (https://flic.kr/p/2hLPwUC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,097
Posted By peterm1
An oldish one from Hong Kong...

An oldish one from Hong Kong 2012

https://live.staticflickr.com/8183/8138366810_c496abfbe9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dpafV9)Ferryman (https://flic.kr/p/dpafV9) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By peterm1
Favorite historical photos.

Just stumbled once more on these two images which exemplify the anxiety and yearning of people being reunited with their families. The emotion would have to make them amongst my faves of historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,082
Posted By peterm1
It sometimes seems that I have more fails than...

It sometimes seems that I have more fails than good shots. In fact given the number of photos that I never publish that is actually literally true.

Here is another with accidental camera movement,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,082
Posted By peterm1
Sometimes I feel that my worst shots are my best...

Sometimes I feel that my worst shots are my best shots. :)

I called it "Blue Chairs"

Looking down from a vantage point on a table of people in shopping mall cafe. Far too slow shutter speed for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,965
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/30608882454_ece9709cb6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE)Bali old and Bali new (https://flic.kr/p/NCNwmE) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,965
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_35...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48621620803_356bfca027_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX)Barber Poles (https://flic.kr/p/2h5wvUX) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 69,312
Posted By peterm1
I like yellow. It is like red in that yellow and...

I like yellow. It is like red in that yellow and red "pop" in a photo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48941058022_3fa719154b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyKHtd)Street of Life...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Jonmanjiro Yes sorry about the image sizes....

Jonmanjiro

Yes sorry about the image sizes. Normally if I have images hosted at Flickr it gives me a choice of the size of the image I link to a forum / bulletin board and my practice is to link a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Interesting thoughts, Charles. While I do not...

Interesting thoughts, Charles. While I do not mind converting to B&W, an already processed color image (obviously), like you, I also do not mind imperfections like scratches being layered in. For the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Murray you are quite right in that these ones...

Murray you are quite right in that these ones were B&W conversions of already images already quite highly processed in color. That was a judgment call by me incidentally not me being lazy. (Or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 153
Views: 12,618
Posted By peterm1
Its funny how many people are scared of...

Its funny how many people are scared of cemeteries. I oddly perhaps kind of like them. They are full of family love, history and the story of ordinary people. It is perhaps why so many cultures carry...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
I think that is absolutely true Rob. I find the...

I think that is absolutely true Rob. I find the same.

Though I suspect, that it is in the nature of black and white imagery generally. Black and white rendering somehow abstracts the subject and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
This is a really interesting mix of responses...

This is a really interesting mix of responses here and though there are of course some similarities in how different people vote in some instances it also says a lot about personal differences in how...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
Thank you very much everyone for your inputs to...

Thank you very much everyone for your inputs to date. More please if others wish to contribute. I value every one of your opinions - one of the nice things about this forum is that people are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 830
Posted By peterm1
I am interested in people's opinions on what works best - color or monochrome

During this weekend I made some photos at a local food market and processed some of them in both black and white and in color. I have had this problem before: While I pretty much like both versions,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 673
Views: 21,229
Posted By peterm1
A dear...

A dear friend.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4883/45714093162_72d234fae5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cDAFf3)Thai Girl (https://flic.kr/p/2cDAFf3) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,693
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/3008/3061395477_1795...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3008/3061395477_1795158f71_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5EwsdD)_1000306a1 (https://flic.kr/p/5EwsdD) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
PS to my post below. This reminds me of a video...

PS to my post below.

This reminds me of a video that used to be available free on Youtube and James Ravilious an English photographer and documenter of life in rural villages in the south of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By peterm1
While I mainly shoot digital color these days I...

While I mainly shoot digital color these days I do sometimes convert one or other image, in post, to black and white. Usually because the image is just not working in color but I can see it has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 204
Views: 22,858
Posted By peterm1
Blue chairs seem to be the go today...

Blue chairs seem to be the go today Mike.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49206195708_949fb20d8b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hYbBEC)Blue Petal Chairs (https://flic.kr/p/2hYbBEC) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By peterm1
You are a wise man. ;)

You are a wise man. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By peterm1
A few more random holiday snaps from...

A few more random holiday snaps from Singapore.

I do wish I had made time for street photos though. Truth is I was feeling a bit unwell during the trip so was lacking energy to go walking in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By peterm1
The next time I want to buy a camera and my wife...

The next time I want to buy a camera and my wife objects, can I tell her that I asked you to ask your wife and your wife said it was OK for me to buy it? It might help..........or not. :) :)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 465
Views: 37,090
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48784510368_f6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48784510368_f6490d9f1b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjVniJ)The Sheltering Sky (https://flic.kr/p/2hjVniJ) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063876926_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063876926_4b86a8902b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKBcfw)Abstract Figures at the Water Wall 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hKBcfw) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 11,457
Posted By peterm1
While the hand is not exactly the complete...

While the hand is not exactly the complete subject of this photo it is never the less the "hero" of this photo and "makes" it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48768185616_e082cc1f17_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By peterm1
Singapore

I just posted a photo of the Raffles Long Bar on another thread and it reminded me that I visited Singapore a few years ago and thought it could be interesting to start a thread providing an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 679
Views: 87,371
Posted By peterm1
Very nice one. This reminds me of the Long Bar in...

Very nice one. This reminds me of the Long Bar in Raffles, Singapore. Though it is much more touristy these days it still retains a good bit of its original charm including overhead fans and a floor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,760
Posted By peterm1
My absolute all time favorite is the original...

My absolute all time favorite is the original Nikon F with a non metering prism. It is a superbly engineered "brick" (AKA brick outhouse) of a camera that just does what it is supposed to do. If you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 679
Views: 87,371
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114858727_2e272b37fa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6)Cafe Scene 33 (https://flic.kr/p/2hQ7un6) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
An abstract street shot shot through a window...

An abstract street shot shot through a window with water flowing down it at the Melbourne National Gallery.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49063865591_b2738e9c0d_h.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
I particularly like the last one.

I particularly like the last one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2019
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184824131_0c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49184824131_0caffc7084_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWi5Da)Street Fragment 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2hWi5Da) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7,489
Posted By peterm1
How bad is film/darkroom chemistry for the...

How bad is film/darkroom chemistry for the environment?

Given almost no one uses it anymore (comparatively speaking). Not very. Don't obsess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49161659071_a1e48bd8aa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz)Flowers by a Window (https://flic.kr/p/2hUfmtz) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By peterm1
Very nice indeed.

Very nice indeed.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By peterm1
A couple of ideas and thoughts come to mind. Some...

A couple of ideas and thoughts come to mind. Some experimentation may be needed.

I recently bought some liquid electrical tape in a tube. This was new to me as previously it has been bought in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 497,684
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48846260742_4e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48846260742_4ec5d33206_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqnRxm)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hqnRxm) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,620
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure of the present situation but in the...

I am not sure of the present situation but in the past, yes insurance has been possible though there were moves to introduce higher premiums or other restrictions in some high risk areas (e.g....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By peterm1
The old pre war Contax rangefinders were famous...

The old pre war Contax rangefinders were famous for "Contax bumps" - corrosion under the leatherette which cause little bumps to appear where the chemicals in the leather interacted with the metal in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,248
Posted By peterm1
An incidental lamp post - reflected in an office...

An incidental lamp post - reflected in an office window.
(Say I wonder......if everything is reversed in a reflection why does this not mean the lamp sucks light in making the world darker. It would...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 690
Views: 58,782
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49155836033_95...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49155836033_958e6fea03_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hTJvun)Morning Tea, Reflections, Shadows 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hTJvun) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 6,248
Posted By peterm1
Nice one, I like it.

Nice one, I like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By peterm1
I suppose in reference to Out to Lunches comment:...

I suppose in reference to Out to Lunches comment: "William Eggleston thought words and pictures had very little to do with each other. I wonder if words and no pictures will do any better." which I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By peterm1
OK thanks. Good one.

OK thanks. Good one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure what retinax is getting at when...

I am not sure what retinax is getting at when referring to my post in that other thread.

For greater clarity (some people do not "do" irony) and just in case my motives in making my post were not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By peterm1
The details of the camera and preferably a photo...

The details of the camera and preferably a photo of the pitting are important.

For example many years ago I had an early postwar Canon rangefinder camera which had pitting. It was due (apparently -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By peterm1
A shot made through a blurry window. I like the...

A shot made through a blurry window. I like the soft colors and tones that resulted, complemented by the pastel dress.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166590918_ab241396e1_h.jpg...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By peterm1
Smile Which camera did he not use and how many...

Which camera did he not use and how many megapixels was it? Was the lens not used multi-coated? Would he like to upgrade it to the latest model which is said to provide much nicer not taken images?...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-03-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By peterm1
I am not sure if there is one for the XPro3 (yet)...

I am not sure if there is one for the XPro3 (yet) but a cage and grip combo I am particularly pleased with is the SmallRig one with an accessory wooden grip. While principally intended for video...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By peterm1
If you can handle the limited range the Nikkor...

If you can handle the limited range the Nikkor 35-70mm f2.8 AF D is superb. It was the choice of many pros back in the day and when I travel, this is still a lens I often use on my D700 in lieu of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By peterm1
I was helping my mother with some genealogical...

I was helping my mother with some genealogical research into her family and found some old photos from the late 19th century and early 20th century in a collection of early photographs from my home...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,802
Posted By peterm1
Not sure how Leicas break. They are said by some...

Not sure how Leicas break. They are said by some to be bullet proof. :)

Apparently the same cannot be said for Don McMullins Nikon. :p

Apparently the slow speeds were a little bit off after this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 673
Views: 21,229
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_26...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48565075891_2639a95895_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZwH5F)That Smile (https://flic.kr/p/2gZwH5F) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/),...
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