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Forum: RFF News 41 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By peterm1
I was wondering if authorities (who are...

I was wondering if authorities (who are rigorously policing people's adherence to stay at home rules) would allow as a valid reason for me staying in a hotel over Easter, the excuse that I am only...
Forum: RFF News 55 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By peterm1
Forgive the low res - it's a screen grab. A...

Forgive the low res - it's a screen grab. A pungent comment on cruise ships being floating petri dishes when any kind of sickness breaks out on them.

https://i.imgur.com/6FFlM9W.jpg

The full video...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 361
Views: 40,655
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49536898593_a4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49536898593_a403fd2f15_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2itpy7v)Serving at the Market (https://flic.kr/p/2itpy7v) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By peterm1
Over the years I have accumulated quite a few...

Over the years I have accumulated quite a few lenses and the like and the approach I now use is to place my gear in simple and relatively cheap clip top plastic food storage boxes of appropriate...
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 7,291
Posted By peterm1
Just a caveat for people intending to use this...

Just a caveat for people intending to use this kind of adapter. I bought one like this a few months back and decided to be careful when using it. It is potentially useful because like proper Contax...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 6,515
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. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,500
Posted By peterm1
Now this is old time. Me circa early 1960's with...

Now this is old time. Me circa early 1960's with me aged ......not sure but guessing 8 years old or so. I can still recall sitting for this and other photos - the room which was normally a store room...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 698
Views: 23,317
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710337987_0d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710337987_0d5f432778_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iJJtAT)Lunch with Friends - Xmas 2019_2 (https://flic.kr/p/2iJJtAT) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 407
Views: 40,193
Posted By peterm1
I like this. It kind of reminds me of an image by...

I like this. It kind of reminds me of an image by Yasujiro Ozu a Japanese film director in which he juxtaposed a beer bottle and a lighthouse- a symmetry which his acute eye had noticed, though many...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,374
Posted By peterm1
The little girl / boy in the second and the last...

The little girl / boy in the second and the last photos look like a Tonkinese or Burmese. I have a very similar little girl who is techically a "Tonk". Very sweet.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,159
Views: 231,374
Posted By peterm1
A cat's gotta do, what a cat's gotta...

A cat's gotta do, what a cat's gotta do!

https://i.imgur.com/DAoHRxV.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By peterm1
If it is a 105mm f2.5 it is almost certainly a...

If it is a 105mm f2.5 it is almost certainly a Nikkor of the era. I cannot recall any other f2.5 105mm made in that mount though there certainly could be some. But Nikon made these lenses in both...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 29,469
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48663929647_2faabab648_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM)In vino....veritas (https://flic.kr/p/2h9gmRM) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
Love the first shot especially. The tonal...

Love the first shot especially. The tonal gradations are just as I like - a fairly gentle roll off. Nicely caught.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
I especially like the cat photo - it has the look...

I especially like the cat photo - it has the look of a very good 85mm lens. The image has the sharp/rounded/soft look that works so well with images produced by the best portrait lenses. And the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
Three quick photos from the 55mm f3.5 Macro. The...

Three quick photos from the 55mm f3.5 Macro. The statue is an old temple lion from Asia.

The bokeh is a bit nervous for my taste but the image is otherwise pretty acceptable (with though a little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
I forgot to mention that I also bought a Hexanon...

I forgot to mention that I also bought a Hexanon AR 55mm f3.5 Macro lens. It was inexpensive and I was curious, though not really keen on macro images, to see how it performed as an everyday lens. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
Yes they are beautiful shots.

Yes they are beautiful shots.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 728
Posted By peterm1
Is anyone here using old Konica glass?

Over the past year or so I came to realize the Stirling reputation of Konica lenses - they were always a bit of a "sleeper" to me.
In any event some months ago, I had the opportunity to buy some...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By peterm1
Sorry Ozmoose I was thoughtless, however not...

Sorry Ozmoose I was thoughtless, however not intending to comment about you though it may have sounded that I was.

I was just meaning I suppose, that these days in general, we are all so civilized...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By peterm1
" Slobs will always be slobs. It may be a matter...

" Slobs will always be slobs. It may be a matter of poor education, low self-esteem, or despair. These are desperate times, and many just do not have the education, life skills, or social training to...
Forum: Off Topic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By peterm1
I don't know, Nick. I swear that sometimes people...

I don't know, Nick. I swear that sometimes people can stink so much that I swear I could photograph the miasma coming off them like a swampy slime-green funk that you see in cartoons. :)

Now this...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,138
Posted By peterm1
Ouch! It this point I would like to cut to an...

Ouch!

It this point I would like to cut to an old Johnny Cash classic that people of a certain age will remember and anyone who has done the same as Tommy will relate...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/1792/30232392788_59f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1792/30232392788_59feb594d1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N4wV6w)Faces Along the Street (https://flic.kr/p/N4wV6w) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,138
Posted By peterm1
I am taking far too many photos of my feet while...

I am taking far too many photos of my feet while laying on the couch, light fixtures, the cat and anything else that falls within my line of sight and boundary of my property.
Come to think of it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,696
Posted By peterm1
Reflecting for a moment on the title of this...

Reflecting for a moment on the title of this thread "Cornavirus economic slowdown and GAS".........

It's pretty clear at this stage that we are not talking about an "economic slowdown". We are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 698
Views: 23,317
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62e95d95bf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag)Quietude and Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
Lovely. Makes me wonder why anyone would want a...

Lovely.
Makes me wonder why anyone would want a lens "better" than a 1930's Hektor 50mm f2.5...............
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
I agree Raid. I understand that lens makers need...

I agree Raid. I understand that lens makers need to stay in business so they keep innovating (often in fairly trivial or unimportant ways given the minor improvement in results produced) and many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
By golly there are some nice photos turning up in...

By golly there are some nice photos turning up in this thread. Beautiful.

I am always amazed at the technical capabilities of old glass. I am even more amazed that given this, lens manufacturers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,696
Posted By peterm1
+ That reminds me: :) One L lama is a...

+

That reminds me: :)

One L lama is a priest
Two L llama is a beast
But I will bet you a silk pyjama
That there is no three L lllama.

Ogden Nash
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62e95d95bf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag)Quietude and Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
I like this Erik.

I like this Erik.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
As I indicated below, just out of curiosity I...

As I indicated below, just out of curiosity I have mounted an Industar 50mm f2.8 on my Leica M8 (probably the oldest and simplest lens design I have to hand though certainly not in line with the WW1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
Yes, nice shot. I have long been impressed by the...

Yes, nice shot. I have long been impressed by the ability of these old 4 element triplet derived lenses to produce extremely nice images. I have long since sold the Elmar I owned - together with my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 8,191
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49632609367_62e95d95bf_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag)Quietude and Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/2iBS6Ag) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,857
Posted By peterm1
Who says old lenses are no good

In the course of browsing the internet today I stumbled upon a couple of interesting videos labelled "Shooting a Video with a World War 1 Lens (100 years old)" and "Shooting a Video with a 137 Year...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By peterm1
I am still pretty much shooting in RAW still then...

I am still pretty much shooting in RAW still then processing in Lightroom and in Nik Efex. I am still making use of Nik Analog Efex in particular for color shots.

If you try it just be aware that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,366
Posted By peterm1
I may have written before of my preferences....

I may have written before of my preferences. Generally these days I shoot and process in color. Though sometimes I prefer how a shot looks in black and white and convert to monochrome when I post...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 7,349
Posted By peterm1
No I think the answer lies elsewhere. Someone...

No I think the answer lies elsewhere. Someone once told me "Peter if you have an average intelligence IQ of 100, just look around you and you will find that half the people you meet are less smart...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 7,349
Posted By peterm1
I have discovered that there are still plenty of...

I have discovered that there are still plenty of steel wool and pot scourers left and have stocked up on those in lieu of toilet paper. You never know I may become desperate enough.

Seriously I do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By peterm1
I did manage to find a conversion kit for my...

I did manage to find a conversion kit for my Nikkor 50mm f2 (another very good lens) on eBay about a decade back but these days any factory conversion rings are as rare as hen's teeth. As I am sure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By peterm1
Raid if it helps the link below is pretty good -...

Raid if it helps the link below is pretty good - and guess what, an example he references in the article is a 105mm f2.5. The key thing is where the slot you cut ends. This varies with the maximum...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By peterm1
Raid, if you have some basic metal work skills...

Raid, if you have some basic metal work skills all you need is a needle file, a small metal saw (or a Dremel tool with a small, fine cutting disk) and some knowledge of where to put the notch which...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By peterm1
" I took some photos here in Pensacola with my...

" I took some photos here in Pensacola with my D700 and an AI'd Nikkor 50/1.4. I like using this combo. Here are some results from last weekend. I did not do any PP."

Raid, I like that combo too....
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,768
Posted By peterm1
I am severely lacking in the Nikon RF body...

I am severely lacking in the Nikon RF body department but did recently buy both a Nikkor 105mm f2.5 and a Nikkor 135mm f3.5 (early chrome). And been shooting the heck out of them with an M4/3. They...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,754
Posted By peterm1
While I mainly shoot in color, I occasionally...

While I mainly shoot in color, I occasionally push the boat out and shoot in black and white (or at least convert to black and white). Especially for portraits where it works well. I am less gifted...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 31,390
Posted By peterm1
I am presently mainly using a Panasonic GX 7 M4/3...

I am presently mainly using a Panasonic GX 7 M4/3 camera mainly because I prefer to use vintage MF lenses and that camera has focus peaking and in body image stabilisation and is pretty small and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By peterm1
I am not wholly up on the history of Jupiter...

I am not wholly up on the history of Jupiter lenses but the only 8M I am familiar with is the one for the Contax system. I have one on order at the moment in that mount. The nice thing about them are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 691
Views: 89,191
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49619229433_75...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49619229433_758b1c3316_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iAFwcK)Red Wine and Orange Flowers (https://flic.kr/p/2iAFwcK) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 691
Views: 89,191
Posted By peterm1
Nice shot Erik

Nice shot Erik
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,793
Posted By peterm1
I will often use hoods on my lenses. And not only...

I will often use hoods on my lenses. And not only because some lenses are prone to flare more than others. I often use them simply because I know that if there is a hood on the lens it offers...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 241
Views: 8,191
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49598729072_12...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49598729072_12561dc923_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iySsaf)Life as a Monk (https://flic.kr/p/2iySsaf) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 423
Views: 29,188
Posted By peterm1
I have been experimenting with some shots from my...

I have been experimenting with some shots from my earlier M42 Takumar lenses -ones which I have not used for some time (surfeit of choice). I find I like the low saturated, low contrast well rounded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,327
Posted By peterm1
I always judge a man by the enemies he keeps. You...

I always judge a man by the enemies he keeps. You are doing well in my eyes. I would keep this in mind.....I wonder how many books Mr Posner has published.

In the mean time here are some quotes...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By peterm1
I have a number of Tele Elmarit shots in my...

I have a number of Tele Elmarit shots in my Flickr photostream. Here are a few - all with the fat version if my memory is correct. Most if not all have had some post processing so do not take them...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By peterm1
I have had the thin version for many years (since...

I have had the thin version for many years (since early to mid 1990's) and a year or two ago I had the chance to buy a "fat" tele elmarit at a good price and took it. (I now have both).

Optically...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2020
Replies: 76
Views: 3,018
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/855/43038415285_523a9aada0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR)Exotic 2 (https://flic.kr/p/28za8qR) by Life in Shadows (https://www.flickr.com/photos/life_in_shadows/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2020
Replies: 589
Views: 89,706
Posted By peterm1
The same friend as in my separate post below, at...

The same friend as in my separate post below, at another coffee excursion about a year ago.

https://i.imgur.com/xrx3Ge7.jpg

And a different friend also on a coffee...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-01-2020
Replies: 76
Views: 3,018
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49598754597_67...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49598754597_6702c06e76_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iySzKk)A Thoughtful Moment Between Bites (https://flic.kr/p/2iySzKk) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-01-2020
Replies: 589
Views: 89,706
Posted By peterm1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49590920827_02...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49590920827_02037dfbb4_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iybr3k)A Friendly Face with Coffee (https://flic.kr/p/2iybr3k) by Life in Shadows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By peterm1
I think that reinforces what a number of people...

I think that reinforces what a number of people are saying - the term "fine art" is basically a commercial term - a marketing slogan if you will.

In that sense it is nothing more than words that are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2020
Replies: 5,736
Views: 520,657
Posted By peterm1
Yes I know what you mean. These colors and tones...

Yes I know what you mean. These colors and tones are beautiful. I think its the fine gradations of color and tone that really do it for me. I spend hours in post processing trying for looks like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By peterm1
BTW I was reminded by a timely post on instagram...

BTW I was reminded by a timely post on instagram that "pictorialism" was originally (around late 19th C early 20th C) designated that way to try to get photography recognised as a legitimate art...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-29-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By peterm1
Jason welcome. It suddenly strikes me that, as ...

Jason welcome.

It suddenly strikes me that, as I am sure you already know, your name Schneider, is very appropriate as it turns out given the importance of that name in optics. In fact I still...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-29-2020
Replies: 294
Views: 51,980
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: Photography General Interest 02-28-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By peterm1
I always thought fine art was when you went to...

I always thought fine art was when you went to the mall, made some candid shots, and when told by the mall cops to stop, refused and was given a fine. That's my kind of fine art.

More seriously I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2020
Replies: 517
Views: 42,243
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 02-25-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
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. 02-25-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,500
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 02-24-2020
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,327
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 02-24-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 724
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. 02-24-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,500
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 02-24-2020
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,327
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 02-24-2020
Replies: 176
Views: 42,584
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 02-22-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 590
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 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 759
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. 02-19-2020
Replies: 3,351
Views: 580,523
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 02-19-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-19-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 759
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 02-19-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-17-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 926
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. 02-16-2020
Replies: 470
Views: 38,560
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. 02-15-2020
Replies: 698
Views: 60,821
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 02-14-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-14-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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. 02-14-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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 02-13-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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. 02-13-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,191
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 78
Views: 6,585
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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. 02-12-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 46,195
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,077
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 02-12-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 506
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. 02-12-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 46,195
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 02-11-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 575
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 02-10-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 575
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 02-06-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 999
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 02-03-2020
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,066
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 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,296
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. 02-02-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 6,518
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 02-01-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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. 02-01-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4,290
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 01-31-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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. 01-30-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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. 01-30-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,191
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 01-30-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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. 01-29-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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. 01-29-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
Posted By peterm1
All good. :)

All good. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
Posted By peterm1
Lovely image

Lovely image
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
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. 01-28-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,191
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 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
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 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
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 01-27-2020
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,066
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. 01-27-2020
Replies: 698
Views: 23,317
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 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
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 01-27-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
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. 01-26-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4,290
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. 01-26-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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 01-25-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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 01-25-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
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. 01-25-2020
Replies: 276
Views: 32,135
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. 01-25-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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. 01-25-2020
Replies: 66
Views: 5,557
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. 01-25-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,614
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. 01-24-2020
Replies: 276
Views: 32,135
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 01-24-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
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 01-24-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 969
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 01-23-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
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 01-23-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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. 01-21-2020
Replies: 496
Views: 94,373
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: 1,460
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: 21,906
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: 7,711
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: 7,711
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: 500
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: 824
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: 500
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: 170
Views: 16,237
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: 187
Views: 12,362
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: 7,711
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: 500
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: 698
Views: 60,821
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: 163,299
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: 336
Views: 55,055
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 01-14-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 473
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 01-14-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 473
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: 473
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: 705
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: 473
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: 705
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. 01-12-2020
Replies: 361
Views: 40,655
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 589
Views: 89,706
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: 85
Views: 6,518
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 471
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: 7,202
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: 1,833
Views: 130,327
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 781
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: 5,736
Views: 520,657
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 241
Views: 8,191
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: 953
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: 953
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: 73
Views: 3,198
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: 73
Views: 3,198
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: 73
Views: 3,198
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: 3,351
Views: 580,523
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: 1,063
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: 1,063
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: 629
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Views: 140,581
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: 4,252
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: 3,532
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: 1,660
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: 1,660
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: 5,736
Views: 520,657
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: 1,093
Views: 193,814
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: 8,009
Posted By peterm1
Yep. A sweet shot.

Yep. A sweet shot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
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: 1,660
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: 1,369
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: 1,369
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: 1,369
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: 3,209
Views: 503,754
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: 698
Views: 60,821
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: 1,369
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...
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