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Forum: RFF News 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,106
Posted By Dogman
I've gotten back into reading fiction. Something...

I've gotten back into reading fiction. Something I love to do but for the last few months I've been negligent. I've belatedly discovered Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I'm intrigued by his books as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By Dogman
Lots of focal lengths seem right for my eyes,...

Lots of focal lengths seem right for my eyes, depending on how I consider them. For field of view, I think a 20-24mm seems right. For magnification, 70-75mm looks right. For perspective, I'm in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Dogman
My wife and I have said the same thing about...

My wife and I have said the same thing about ourselves. We've only been out to buy groceries and prescriptions...but that's what we normally do anyway. Of course I get out and walk around the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 1,297
Posted By Dogman
I have much nicer gear now than when I was...

I have much nicer gear now than when I was working as a news photographer. My cameras and lenses got beat up daily and they all looked like hell. But they all worked and were kept in good working...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dogman
I haven't been paid for my photography since...

I haven't been paid for my photography since 1991. I'm no longer a "professional" photographer. But I'm still a photographer. I do it almost every day.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,106
Posted By Dogman
I agree with the others--try to get out as often...

I agree with the others--try to get out as often as possible. Other wise you'll have cabin fever and start climbing the walls. With my back problems, I still try to get out and wander up and down...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Dogman
Since you now use a 50mm lens (FF equiv. 75mm)...

Since you now use a 50mm lens (FF equiv. 75mm) and prefer that focal length, you won't find an X100 model that will give you that. The longest focal length conversion lens is 35mm (FF equiv. 50mm). ...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,106
Posted By Dogman
I'm wasting the day surfing the 'net...as...

I'm wasting the day surfing the 'net...as usual.

The governor has ordered residents to stay at home as of 5:00 pm today until otherwise notified. We will only be allowed to shop for groceries,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By Dogman
A 50mm (+/-) seems right to me as well. My most...

A 50mm (+/-) seems right to me as well. My most used lens for Fuji is the 32mm Zeiss or one of the Fuji 35mms. On Nikon I use one of several lenses between 45mm and 60mm and they all feel...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,741
Posted By Dogman
My first Nikon was an FTn Photomic back in the...

My first Nikon was an FTn Photomic back in the early 70s. From there I bought several more F's and F2's over the years, used them for news work and had zero problems with any of them. You could...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Dogman
The R3000 is an excellent and reliable printer...

The R3000 is an excellent and reliable printer but I'm afraid I have to agree with Chris on this. Epsons left unused for several weeks will often require several cleaning runs to clear the clogged...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,655
Posted By Dogman
As for feeding the gear jones, I ordered a new...

As for feeding the gear jones, I ordered a new lens this weekend that should be here in a couple of days. After that, no other purchases are planned. Instead I might sell off a pile of stuff I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,509
Posted By Dogman
After having pre-ordered just over two years ago,...

After having pre-ordered just over two years ago, I finally received Eggleston's "Morals of Vision". I'm told by Amazon Eggleston's "Flowers" will arrive tomorrow.

I've also become interested in...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dogman
Neither. First photo is too warm, like most...

Neither. First photo is too warm, like most things Fuji. Second photo is too cool, almost Ektachrome 64ish.

I prefer monochrome. From Raw.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dogman
The first time I ever felt that photography was...

The first time I ever felt that photography was more than just a way to document the family vacation or Christmas morning was in a batch of drugstore B&W prints a friend showed me. He was going to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Dogman
On behalf of Ko.Fe. and myself, thank you...

On behalf of Ko.Fe. and myself, thank you Daisy.

And I hope someone can answer your question eventually.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Dogman
I don't own an XP3. I just wanted to say Daisy...

I don't own an XP3. I just wanted to say Daisy is a cutie!
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dogman
My three lens kit consists of the 16/2.8, 23/2 &...

My three lens kit consists of the 16/2.8, 23/2 & 35/2. I really like the little ƒ2 primes. At least we agree on the 16mm.

I didn't like the 27mm because of the lack of an aperture ring. I kept...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 3,883
Posted By Dogman
I bought an early F3, right after introduction. ...

I bought an early F3, right after introduction. It was pre-HP with the motor drive. Nikon had problems with some of the early F3 cameras and mine was one of the problem children. Mine would...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Dogman
If you get a chance, have a look at the book...

If you get a chance, have a look at the book "Winslow, Arizona" by Shore. All the photos were done in one single day for a project where he was involved. He used a digital Nikon for the photos and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By Dogman
"Fine art" photography is, well, pretentious...

"Fine art" photography is, well, pretentious babble. When I hear the term I see kittens and sunsets and rainbows and naked ladies and Corvettes and brides and....

My photography is "coarse art"...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-24-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,157
Posted By Dogman
If you consider an XPro, I advise to go for the...

If you consider an XPro, I advise to go for the XP2 over the XP1. While I like and still use XP1 cameras, the XP2 is much better in many ways. Not that the XP1 is bad, it's just quirky and you have...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,701
Posted By Dogman
As for the hood protecting the lens, I had a nice...

As for the hood protecting the lens, I had a nice 70-200/2.8L Canon end up with a loose front barrel section due to bumping the hood against something. If the hood hadn't been on the lens, it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Dogman
Real world circumstances are important to me, not...

Real world circumstances are important to me, not lab results. I have a wall covered with colorful metal signs in my backyard. I take pictures of that at various apertures and then do some shots of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-22-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,157
Posted By Dogman
I think you should look at the XPro2 or one of...

I think you should look at the XPro2 or one of the X100 models. You should get enough from the sale of the Leica to finance a large part of the purchase.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Dogman
I started shooting pictures in 1972. I still...

I started shooting pictures in 1972. I still have a few metal cans from that time. But the film might have been produced earlier and the can discontinued prior to then.

As I recall it, the metal...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,701
Posted By Dogman
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. If there's a...

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. If there's a misty rain, I'll always use a hood to keep the drops from the front element. I don't worry too much about flare with prime lenses but I'll almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By Dogman
The Dogman's Free Photo Suggestions. Remember,...

The Dogman's Free Photo Suggestions. Remember, you get what you pay for....

My suggestion is just to get out and shoot pictures of everything with whatever lens you have on hand. Take pictures of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dogman
Two bodies, 35mm (equiv.) on one, 50mm (equiv.)...

Two bodies, 35mm (equiv.) on one, 50mm (equiv.) on the other. Maybe a 24mm (equiv.) in my pocket or a bag.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-16-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,190
Posted By Dogman
They're all just effin' cameras. None of them...

They're all just effin' cameras. None of them are anointed by the Heavenly Hosts. They just take pictures.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-15-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,190
Posted By Dogman
Is there any other type of photography than "all...

Is there any other type of photography than "all in"?

If so, it's a new concept to me.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-13-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Dogman
Kirk Tuck has been posting about the Sigma fp...

Kirk Tuck has been posting about the Sigma fp recently. I didn't pay too much attention to his posts because the camera doesn't appeal to me but it might prove useful. Here's his website, you'll...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Dogman
I've been using first a D800 and then a D810 to...

I've been using first a D800 and then a D810 to digitize some B&W negatives and the results have been excellent--at least to my eyes. I've never used a Coolscan so I cannot comment on the quality...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,190
Posted By Dogman
Love the XPros, at least the "1" and "2". Don't...

Love the XPros, at least the "1" and "2". Don't really need or want the "3". Also love the X100...the "S" is the model I use and I don't have any desire for the newer models. Can't say enough good...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-08-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,269
Posted By Dogman
Just wondering. Is the Fuji filter kit still the...

Just wondering. Is the Fuji filter kit still the same as the cheap JJC kits? I use these on my X100S and they are fine, well designed and well made.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,269
Posted By Dogman
Truthfully? No. It's a sweet looking ride...

Truthfully? No.

It's a sweet looking ride but...

I'm kinda burned out on camera manufacturer's upgrading. I've got a ton of nice cameras right now that are perfectly capable of producing the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-05-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,269
Posted By Dogman
Yeah, it's not bad. I still like the original's...

Yeah, it's not bad. I still like the original's classic sculpted design best but this is a pretty good looking camera. The black one especially.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-03-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,269
Posted By Dogman
I'm no fan of tilt screens but I'm sure this will...

I'm no fan of tilt screens but I'm sure this will be another winner for Fuji. Thank God the tilt screen actually tilts instead of flipping. I really dislike that flippin' screen on the new...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,093
Posted By Dogman
Huss asked, "Can someone explain to me why the...

Huss asked, "Can someone explain to me why the Xpro2 has a better OVF than the new, more expensive, more 'advanced' Xpro3?"

I'll try but I haven't used an XP3 so I'm only going by what others have...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2,093
Posted By Dogman
I have three. And three XPro1's as well. The...

I have three.

And three XPro1's as well.

The new XP3 does not appeal to me at all.

The previous models were great cameras and the Fujinon lenses are so good I see no reason to adapt and try to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dogman
I've bought a ton of stuff from MPB USA in the...

I've bought a ton of stuff from MPB USA in the last few months--cameras, lenses, battery grips, used batteries--and they have all been reliable and cheap. I really like that they show you pictures...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dogman
My first DSLR as well as first digital camera was...

My first DSLR as well as first digital camera was a Canon 30D. It was a pretty sweet camera for 8MP. But I recently started using Nikons again for the first time in 20 years and I found a barely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Dogman
Pretty crappy picture to begin with. Not what I...

Pretty crappy picture to begin with. Not what I would call "photojournalism". More like what we used to call a "firing squad photo"--stand 'em against the wall and shoot them.

Anyway, the cropping...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-25-2020
Replies: 107
Views: 5,184
Posted By Dogman
I do not understand the concept some people have...

I do not understand the concept some people have that using a digital camera is more complex than using a film camera. Sure, the cameras themselves are more complex but the actual operation is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,704
Posted By Dogman
I agree with Peter concerning the 24/2.8--it's a...

I agree with Peter concerning the 24/2.8--it's a wonderful lens. I had one of the early ones with the metal focus ring that I actually wore out over several years of use. I then got the newer model...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,704
Posted By Dogman
My love of photography started with a Nikon F in...

My love of photography started with a Nikon F in the early 70's but I started switching to a series of other brands over 20 years ago. Then a few months back I got reacquainted with the brand after...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By Dogman
Congratulations, Tim. I think the D700 is a...

Congratulations, Tim. I think the D700 is a great camera. I just bought mine a few weeks ago. It was listed as "Like New" and it is--less than 300 shutter clicks according to my findings. I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,397
Posted By Dogman
Digitals in general handle low light better than...

Digitals in general handle low light better than film. Any of the better models made within the last 8-10 years that can now be bought for a fraction of their original prices are more than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,659
Posted By Dogman
I was trying to locate this video but had trouble...

I was trying to locate this video but had trouble because I had the lady's name wrong. Margit Erb giving a talk on Saul Leiter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsTh0dujQIE

She is the director of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,659
Posted By Dogman
Huss, Leiter worked as a fashion photographer...

Huss, Leiter worked as a fashion photographer among other things. That photo with the watch was probably from one of his fashion shoots.

Sevres, glad you found the link enjoyable.

And, Peter,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,659
Posted By Dogman
I'm sure many of you have seen this. But just in...

I'm sure many of you have seen this. But just in case:
https://www.leitercatalog.com/index.html
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dogman
Honestly, I'm kinda burned out on the trends in...

Honestly, I'm kinda burned out on the trends in cameras and lenses these days. More of everything and more perfect perfection. Mirrorless cameras that prevent you from seeing the subject, just a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Dogman
Wonderful story.

Wonderful story.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By Dogman
If I were to ask for a gift this Christmas it...

If I were to ask for a gift this Christmas it would be a full day with a dear friend who died last year. We would have much to catch up on as we had been apart for much too long. She was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dogman
Lose the sentiment, sell the Oly gear. Then use...

Lose the sentiment, sell the Oly gear. Then use the Canon and Nikon stuff a lot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dogman
I've got a cool wife too. But she wouldn't know...

I've got a cool wife too.

But she wouldn't know an Elmarit from her elbow.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Dogman
You just described 99.9% of every photograph done...

You just described 99.9% of every photograph done in the history of photography.

I prefer digital B&W to film B&W. But most of the digital B&W I see is as Ted described it. Soot and whitewash,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Dogman
No plans. Don't buy nothin'.

No plans. Don't buy nothin'.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By Dogman
When the newspaper I worked for decided to go for...

When the newspaper I worked for decided to go for daily color we were shooting slide film. Often we had to shoot both color and black and white on assignments but that didn't work well because you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By Dogman
Several years ago I started to buy one of those...

Several years ago I started to buy one of those spider things that was highly recommended for monitor calibration. Then I read that the iMac monitor doesn't play well with such devices so I blew it...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-25-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By Dogman
I'm using Chrome.

I'm using Chrome.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-24-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,558
Posted By Dogman
Unfortunately Daily Mail has an Ad Blocker...

Unfortunately Daily Mail has an Ad Blocker detector and will not allow me to access the site when I use it. But when I turn Ad Blocker off for the site, ads pop up all over the story, blocking the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-24-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By Dogman
Same here. Constantly rethinking older photos,...

Same here. Constantly rethinking older photos, constantly playing around with different settings.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-22-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By Dogman
I've found that I tend to flip through photos on...

I've found that I tend to flip through photos on screen quickly, even the classic photos by great photographers. But I spend more time with a real print or a well printed book of photographs,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,470
Posted By Dogman
I still have an 80-200 f/4. It's left over from...

I still have an 80-200 f/4. It's left over from my F2 outfit from the late 80's. I also used the Series E 36-72mm zoom. The little Series E lens was surprisingly sharp although it was so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By Dogman
Answers: (1) If you are, I am too. (2) I muddle...

Answers:

(1) If you are, I am too.

(2) I muddle through, fiddle around and take what fate deals me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Dogman
Love looking at my old Kodachrome shots. The...

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

Speaking of beautiful...Fan Ho's work is miraculous.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Dogman
Passion. I fell in love with photography nearly...

Passion. I fell in love with photography nearly a half century ago and the passion has grown ever since. If I couldn't wander around and take pictures, browse online photography websites or read...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-14-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By Dogman
Small camera. Until it's set up to actually use....

Small camera. Until it's set up to actually use. Biga$$ viewfinder. Big fast lens. Big grip. After all that, it's no longer small.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-14-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,184
Posted By Dogman
Simplifying the complex is not that hard. But...

Simplifying the complex is not that hard. But you gotta know what you want to accomplish in order to do it. New cameras often confuse me until I get comfortable using them but the main thing for me...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dogman
Posting a video does not an expert make.

Posting a video does not an expert make.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dogman
I'm cravin' a Maria's New Mexican Kitchen Carne...

I'm cravin' a Maria's New Mexican Kitchen Carne Adovado meal. Followed by a generous drink to extinguish the fire.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,184
Posted By Dogman
I shoot digital because I print. Not a big...

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

I shot film for the same reason but today, using an Epson, I can make better prints than I ever could in the darkroom using an enlarger, easel and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dogman
I've been to Santa Fe many, many times. It's...

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

But it's gotta make you happy, whatever you decide.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Dogman
You can load any type of film on any type of reel...

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

Get a new 120 roll of film to sacrifice to the gods of photography. Take...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,841
Posted By Dogman
Hmmm. I miss: Kodak Medalist, Kodabromide, Agfa...

Hmmm. I miss: Kodak Medalist, Kodabromide, Agfa Portriga Rapid, Brovira--the look thereof. I miss Tri-X the way it looked in the 1970s. I miss original Agfa Rodinal (yeah, I know) and sodium...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By Dogman
If you were not going to use manual focus lenses,...

If you were not going to use manual focus lenses, I would recommend the XPro1 but only if you can live with a fixed diopter. The viewfinder in the XP1 was the sore spot for me. My vision is pretty...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By Dogman
I'll agree on the XE2 or XE2S--both are...

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

While I'm...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-31-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,509
Posted By Dogman
I've picked up a few Lee Friedlanders recently. ...

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

I was delighted to see the "Letters From The People"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,574
Posted By Dogman
Large is a relatively new-to-me Nikon D800 with...

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

Small is Ricoh GRII.

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

The "In Between" gets used the most.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,173
Posted By Dogman
Well, I've made it clear that I've yet to meet an...

Well, I've made it clear that I've yet to meet an EVF I really like to use. That's probably based on preferring to shoot in bright daylight or high contrast light with lots of shadow area, both of...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,173
Posted By Dogman
Yes, I use it. I like it. I like seeing where...

Yes, I use it. I like it. I like seeing where maximum distant and near focus points are located within the finder.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dogman
Considering that the XP bodies never were...

Considering that the XP bodies never were designed for fast action sports-type shooting, how much better AF does one really need? The viewfinder was supposed to be an improvement but the OVF portion...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dogman
I have not gotten a warm fuzzy feeling for the...

I have not gotten a warm fuzzy feeling for the X-Pro3 based on the information available online. However, I absolutely love using the X-Pro2 and I still like using the X-Pro1 despite the quirks. I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,173
Posted By Dogman
While the flippin' screen sorta puts me off, the...

While the flippin' screen sorta puts me off, the viewfinder magnification really screws the pooch for me. I use the OVF almost 100% of the time. I was hoping for the optical portion of the new...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,001
Posted By Dogman
Erwin Puts from his...

Erwin Puts from his blog:
https://photo.imx.nl/blog/
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,424
Posted By Dogman
A cliche becomes a cliche when it's overused. ...

A cliche becomes a cliche when it's overused. Frank's work was groundbreaking at the time so it wouldn't have been considered a cliche. The photos that copied his style became cliches.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,318
Posted By Dogman
Like Cal, I tend to shoot with two cameras. When...

Like Cal, I tend to shoot with two cameras. When I was using Leicas, it was a pair of M6's, one with a 35 Summicron and one with a 50 Summicron. Now with Fujis, it's two XP2's with equivalent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,318
Posted By Dogman
I've never really noticed this in the photos...

I've never really noticed this in the photos you've posted here. In any case, maybe you're just getting too close to your subjects. With a small, unobtrusive camera it's easier to get in close to...
Forum: Travel 10-15-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,230
Posted By Dogman
Lots of memories for me here. I used to visit...

Lots of memories for me here. I used to visit Santa Fe a couple of times a year in the 80s and 90s. Less so in more recent years as it's become more crowded. I've photographed that "Jesus is...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Dogman
I found this information on a French website that...

I found this information on a French website that indicates to me I should be fine with LR6 and...
Forum: Photo Software 10-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Dogman
Lightroom 6.14 and Catalina

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

I'm running Mojave. I have LR 6.14 and use it daily....
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By Dogman
Yes, I have an Epson multifunction printer that...

Yes, I have an Epson multifunction printer that doesn't get a lot of use other than an occasional scan or copy. I need to replace it right now because the color ink nozzles are clogged. Using the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By Dogman
You could probably do it cheaper but, really,...

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

To me, printing means I have control of the...
Forum: Travel 10-14-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,230
Posted By Dogman
Bombard away, Vince!

Bombard away, Vince!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Dogman
Neglect, abuse and snail trails.

Neglect, abuse and snail trails.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-08-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,652
Posted By Dogman
Same here. Very happy to keep using my old...

Same here. Very happy to keep using my old faithful Lightroom.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,243
Posted By Dogman
The F2 was used with a pair of F's for the first...

The F2 was used with a pair of F's for the first few years and later with a pair of F2's and an FM and then I added an F3 (which I hated) and another F2. So I didn't use just the one camera over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,243
Posted By Dogman
I still own the first Nikon I ever bought new. ...

I still own the first Nikon I ever bought new. It's a black F2 with a plain prism. I bought it in 1974, used it throughout my newspaper career into 1991 and then used it as my vacation/snapshot...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dogman
There's no really right or wrong way to do it. ...

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

I like the video I saw years ago where Eddie Adams explained how to take good pictures. He said you buy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dogman
The concept of cropping being a mortal sin must...

The concept of cropping being a mortal sin must be the silliest photographic concept ever fostered on young photographers. Bill's original post shows how beneficial cropping can be. So, yes, I crop...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dogman
Since I like prime lenses, minimal equipment to...

Since I like prime lenses, minimal equipment to me usually consists of two camera bodies, one with a 35mm lens, the other with a 50mm lens (or APS-C equivalent lenses). I've also gone the DSLR with...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dogman
Domke bags are pretty good. I was a PJ when Jim...

Domke bags are pretty good. I was a PJ when Jim Domke started marketing the bags and almost everyone at the two newspapers in town used them. While they are not weather resistant, they hold up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Dogman
I can sympathize with your vision difficulties. ...

I can sympathize with your vision difficulties. My eyes are getting worse and I need to find a new ophthalmologist soon. My previous ophthalmologist and I had a personality conflict--she doesn't...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-25-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,509
Posted By Dogman
I'm still waiting for Steidl to print those...

I'm still waiting for Steidl to print those Eggleston, Friedlander and Wessel books I've had preordered for months...some almost two years now. I haven't seen anything else that interests me lately.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Dogman
On RFF you'll probably get a significant number...

On RFF you'll probably get a significant number of people to agree with you. After all, it is now home turf for mostly vintage camera collectors and lovers of all types of film products.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Dogman
I also find most digital photography lacking. ...

I also find most digital photography lacking. But it's because most of the stuff I see is on websites catering to conceptual post-modern bulldroppings purported to be art or the equivalent of the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,173
Posted By Dogman
The fold-down screen seems extremely fragile to...

The fold-down screen seems extremely fragile to me. I chimp often when shooting and I can see the mechanism getting excess wear or being whacked by something during the process of reviewing images. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By Dogman
In my entire photographic life--over 45 years--I...

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

1. Returned to B&H a new 400mm Canon lens because it was defective. They sent a replacement.
2. Returned to KEH a used Olympus 12-60mm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Dogman
Beautiful work, Tobin.

Beautiful work, Tobin.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Dogman
From what (little) I've read about the film and...

From what (little) I've read about the film and its "limited" showings, the Rolling Stone attorneys were the reason for the limitations. In that case, it would probably be the deaths of the members...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Dogman
September is a cruel month. Another great one...

September is a cruel month.

Another great one gone. R.I.P., Mr. Herzog.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Dogman
I loved "The Americans". But he also did...

I loved "The Americans". But he also did excellent other work. A true original mind and eye. Ninety-four is a long life and he lived his well. He will be missed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By Dogman
Richard Benson was one of the greatest of...

Richard Benson was one of the greatest of darkroom printers. He did Paul Strand's later printing as an example. He also printed books and he created methods of printing images that were light years...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By Dogman
I've never been bothered by the cost of ink for...

I've never been bothered by the cost of ink for my Epson. Even when I was printing lots of color 13x19 photos, the ink use seemed reasonable compared to the results. Now I usually just print on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,963
Posted By Dogman
I'm using the Nikon ES-2 digitizer with a...

I'm using the Nikon ES-2 digitizer with a Micro-Nikkor lens and a Nikon D800. And, honestly, when copying 35mm slides or negatives, I just take the rig outside on a sunny day, set the ISO and WB to...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dogman
Oh, boy. Like Chris said, this is about it for...

Oh, boy. Like Chris said, this is about it for the printer. Epson printers make beautiful photos but they're notorious for clogged nozzles making the printers unusable. I typically try to print...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dogman
There's a waste ink tank or sponge that collects...

There's a waste ink tank or sponge that collects the ink. With the larger Epsons, these are user changeable. With smaller units like the R3000, I'm not sure it's an owner maintenance item. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dogman
Never tried any methods of nozzle cleaning other...

Never tried any methods of nozzle cleaning other than the program. Might be worth a try but I would run the cleaning program first.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dogman
You've probably got a nozzle that's clogged. I...

You've probably got a nozzle that's clogged. I have an R3000 and it needs to run frequently or nozzles get jammed up. The way the prints look when this happens can vary from lines in the print to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By Dogman
AF is really what would serve you best on the...

AF is really what would serve you best on the XP2. I don't think I would ever consider using a manual focus lens on that camera using the OVF based on Shawn's comments. EVF, yeah...OVF, no. There...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By Dogman
And this thread was never meant to be a film vs...

And this thread was never meant to be a film vs digital diatribe. I was pointing out how much better today's lenses and cameras are than those of the past, even the so-called mediocre lenses are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By Dogman
Chris, reread my last post. Those old...

Chris, reread my last post. Those old Kodachromes were already deteriorating after just over 40 years. I've noticed that in some of my other Kodachromes as well. Something I can't explain since I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-01-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,509
Posted By Dogman
"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary...

"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston". Photos from the collection of the University of Mississippi. Quite a bit of stuff I had not seen before with a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By Dogman
Deardorff38, I gotta point out a coupla things. ...

Deardorff38, I gotta point out a coupla things. Those photos I printed this morning were done on an inkjet printer with pigment inks and the paper was of a type that's been made for several...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,100
Posted By Dogman
We're so lucky today. Do we really appreciate it?

I've been digitizing some of my old negatives and slides recently. Interesting to dig through almost 50 years of pictures and realize I never labelled most of them as to date, place, person, etc. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dogman
Eggleston when he was younger was a radical dude....

Eggleston when he was younger was a radical dude.

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

That photo was used in Eggleston's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dogman
Actually, Sturgeon's quote was "Ninety...

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

I would put Sturgeon in the 10 percent, thus making him one of the fortunate few. I, on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,464
Posted By Dogman
One must remember the truism "Ninety five percent...

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

Who said that originally? Theodore Sturgeon? Whoever it was, he was a wise person.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,582
Posted By Dogman
In the late 1970s, while working for a daily...

In the late 1970s, while working for a daily newspaper, I had no cameras with working light meters and I got to be pretty good at guessing exposures. But we used only Tri-X at the time and the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dogman
I make prints. Digital prints on an Epson with...

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

Before the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dogman
Considering the number of people on these forums...

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

I love the XPro2. I now...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Dogman
The XPro and X100 series were what attracted me...

The XPro and X100 series were what attracted me to Fuji to begin with. I've owned XE and XT models but they never moved me like the window viewfinder models. The XH series seems like a fine line...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 11,505
Posted By Dogman
I like leather. It looks better as it ages and...

I like leather. It looks better as it ages and it lasts nearly forever with minimum care. A few years back, with no prior knowledge other than just looking at the online photos, I ordered a Ciesta...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-14-2019
Replies: 724
Views: 57,430
Posted By Dogman
I gotta thank you guys. I almost bought a new...

I gotta thank you guys. I almost bought a new scanner until I read this thread. Instead I'm now using an old Nikon D800, a new 60mm Micro-Nikkor and the Nikon ES-2 adapter and getting outstanding...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dogman
Jimmy Stewart? Johnny Cash? It's just a name. ...

Jimmy Stewart? Johnny Cash? It's just a name. I saw Billy Bob Thornton on a recent Dan Rather interview and he impressed me with his intelligence and insight, especially into the current lack of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Dogman
It's a sweet lens, equivalent to the Fuji 35/1.4...

It's a sweet lens, equivalent to the Fuji 35/1.4 in image quality IMO. Not great wide open but improves by f/2.2. Same AF speed and sound as the Fuji lens. Fuji's 35/1.4 lens hood is better,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By Dogman
I'm not a fan of Fuji's colors. Never have been,...

I'm not a fan of Fuji's colors. Never have been, even when I was using film. But I do like Fuji's cameras, especially the X-Pro2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 7,413
Posted By Dogman
I used a lot of different filters when I was...

I used a lot of different filters when I was shooting B&W film but only on occasions to get a contrast effect. You can turn daylight shots into nighttime shots with a deep red filter plus polarizer....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By Dogman
I just bought a used Nikon D800. My first full...

I just bought a used Nikon D800. My first full frame digital. But I'm not keen on carrying it around--I plan on using it to digitize some of my old negatives and transparencies. It may be overkill...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,419
Posted By Dogman
The Hewes reels are great. I've used them when I...

The Hewes reels are great. I've used them when I was doing film. But the Kalt brand of generic reels I bought at B&H at the time was pretty darn nice. Don't know if they're still available but I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,977
Posted By Dogman
Yep. Still have an original EP1 kit with the...

Yep. Still have an original EP1 kit with the 17/2.8 and finder. Haven't used it in years but it was pretty nice at the time.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2019
Replies: 724
Views: 57,430
Posted By Dogman
Huss & Col. Moran, thanks for the input. I don't...

Huss & Col. Moran, thanks for the input.

I don't have many color negatives. From the beginning I shot almost all 35mm slides and transparencies for medium and large format. I guess I could...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2019
Replies: 724
Views: 57,430
Posted By Dogman
Intriguing information. With the recent death of...

Intriguing information.

With the recent death of a beautiful lady who was very important to my life forty years ago, I've been digging through old film and slides for photos of her. In the process...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By Dogman
I don't understand the "I go out with my digital...

I don't understand the "I go out with my digital camera and come back with 500 shots to edit" approach. I've gone on a two week vacation and never filled a single card. I've gone out for the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,037
Posted By Dogman
I don't take a lot of pictures of the same...

I don't take a lot of pictures of the same subject. Usually no more than 3 or 4 frames (if "frames" is the correct word for digital). I spend a lot of time looking and then just fractions of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,279
Posted By Dogman
In 2010 I jumped into Micro 4/3, buying both the...

In 2010 I jumped into Micro 4/3, buying both the Olympus EP1 and Panasonic G1. The Olympus got me interested in the older E-system and I ended up switching. The Olympus standard 4/3 gear was cheap...
Forum: Photo Software 07-29-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 3,642
Posted By Dogman
I've been playing with Luminar 3 but I haven't...

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

I tried out Capture One. Didn't last long for me. Every other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,992
Posted By Dogman
Being an old fart whose first pocket knife was...

Being an old fart whose first pocket knife was given to him by his grandfather over 65 years ago, it's always amazed me how people came to the conclusion that knives are weapons. Everyone carried a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 15,992
Posted By Dogman
I used to collect mainly folding knives and a few...

I used to collect mainly folding knives and a few fixed blades. There are boxes of the things around the house. After a while I lost interest. Then just over a year ago it became legal to own and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,064
Posted By Dogman
Greg, you are probably correct. After all it's...

Greg, you are probably correct. After all it's been nearly 40 years since I handled an F3P. But the cameras sent to us to evaluate were early models from Nikon Professional Services so it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,064
Posted By Dogman
I don't recall the hotshoe being on the prism of...

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

Maybe later models had a redesign.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,064
Posted By Dogman
Avoid the early models of the F3. The ones...

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

If you can locate an F3P, it's the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,226
Posted By Dogman
At present, the cameras I use are 16mp and 24mp. ...

At present, the cameras I use are 16mp and 24mp. They are more than adequate, even when cropping. For the last year or so, I've printed almost everything 6x9 inches on 8,5x11 inch paper. I would...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Dogman
About the only thing I've seen that separates one...

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

Most cameras are excellent. Most photographers using them are mediocre at best.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-23-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,884
Posted By Dogman
Helen...Robert. I like.

Helen...Robert. I like.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By Dogman
As a short addendum to my post above, I will go...

As a short addendum to my post above, I will go with color over B&W only when the colors add to the mood of the scene photographed. Hard to describe but, IMO, many times color detracts from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By Dogman
My love of photography began with B&W. A friend...

My love of photography began with B&W. A friend showed me some B&W drugstore prints he had made to use for sketching. I loved the photos. I went out and bought my first serious camera a couple of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Dogman
Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The...

Conversely, I owned the 60mm and hated it. The slow, back-and-forth AF--even in bright daylight--was beyond frustrating. Optically, it was great. In function, not great at all. I sold it as soon...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Dogman
Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of...

Peter, I don't own this lens for a couple of reasons--I don't shoot portraits and I'm not interested in macro photography. But I've read the LensTip.com and Opticallimits.com reviews due to general...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Dogman
I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. ...

I use Lightroom 6 with Iridient X-Transformer. Mainly because I'm familiar and comfortable using them and they get good results. I don't do a great deal of post processing. Worrying that I'll...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,225
Posted By Dogman
Thank you, Peter. You put it very well. I can...

Thank you, Peter. You put it very well.

I can remember using a Sharpie pen to remove intrusive trash from my 4x5 transparencies and Spotone to remove the same from B&W prints. I've used bleach to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By Dogman
Yeah, I don't see many digital cameras when I'm...

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

But I see exactly zero film cameras in use.

Smart phones everywhere. Photographers who use real cameras are few. I guess that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dogman
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dogman
What? You can take pictures with a cellphone? ...

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

I have a GRII for exactly the purpose mentioned. It fits nicely in a pocket. Usually I carry it when I don't think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dogman
Prints and multiple portable drives. Nothing is...

Prints and multiple portable drives.

Nothing is really permanent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,152
Posted By Dogman
My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years...

My car is a 2014 model (bought used two years ago) and it came with two owner's manuals. The thin one is for the standard automobile features that basically tells you you can't fix any of them so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,217
Posted By Dogman
A lot has changed since this was first posted. ...

A lot has changed since this was first posted. For me, my favorite camera is now the Fuji XPro2. Why? Because I enjoy using it. Also the Fuji lenses are outstanding and the Raw files are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,152
Posted By Dogman
Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers...

Sometimes friend, sometimes foe. But it offers too many good things to ignore or avoid.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dogman
I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and...

I had some issues with the X-trans sensor and Lightroom but then I started using Iridient X-transformer+LR and the problems were solved. I've tried both Capture One and Luminar 3 but I'm too...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,356
Posted By Dogman
I've used some variation of most of the Fuji...

I've used some variation of most of the Fuji models. My main camera is the XPro2 due to the hybrid viewfinder and overall handling. I also love the X100S for the size and, yes, the hybrid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,979
Posted By Dogman
Time. The smell will fade away in time. Since...

Time. The smell will fade away in time.

Since this original question was asked in 2010, I expect the odor is beginning to fade away.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dogman
Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more...

Lots of stuff happened. SLRs were more versatile--lenses from 6mm to 2000mm. Nikon F's could be used to take pictures on the weekend and you could use them to drive nails at the construction site...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dogman
You cannot expect the same results if you change...

You cannot expect the same results if you change media types. The "fine art" matte papers take ink differently from the baryta and smooth finish semigloss papers and, at least in the case of Epson,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dogman
Amazon Prime video lists it for sale for $9.99. ...

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

Amazon also sells DVD players for as little as 30 bucks.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dogman
I've never used Canon printers and I've never...

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

Matte papers...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 3,712
Posted By Dogman
Love the look, Godfrey. I've always loved the...

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

I've considered buying the Laowa 9mm to use on my Fuji bodies just to get something akin to the SWC...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,370
Posted By Dogman
iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold...

iridium7777, your story sounds familiar. I sold my Leicas and went totally digital in 2008. About the same time, I shut down my darkroom for good. I had three refrigerators at the time and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By Dogman
Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion...

Ricoh makes a killer 21mm equivalent conversion lens to fit the GR. I think they changed the mount or something when they went from the GRII to the GRIII so the older ones won't fit. I have one for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,267
Posted By Dogman
If you're worried about theft, just paint your...

If you're worried about theft, just paint your camera dayglo psychedelic colors. It's not stealthy but it sure lowers the value of the camera for a thief trying to sell it. 'Course it lowers your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,798
Posted By Dogman
If a camera doesn't work for you, you won't use...

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

I have a GRII. I bought it even though it had no viewfinder and a viewfinder was something I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By Dogman
Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame...

Like most photographers, I try to perfectly frame and compose my shots. In fact, it doesn't always happen. And while Henri Cartier-Bresson might rise from his grave and flog me with a moldy M3, I...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,358
Posted By Dogman
I'm still using LR 6.14 but I get Apple messages...

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

Fuji had (maybe still has) an offer of a free download of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Dogman
When I read a camera or lens review online, I...

When I read a camera or lens review online, I usually just go to the "Pros" and "Cons" section at the end of the review. I consider whether the bad points and good points have any relevance to my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dogman
I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of...

I worked for a daily newspaper during the days of Tri-X. I can recall a period of 2-3 years when I didn't own a working light meter. Good old Tri-X had so much latitude I could guess at exposures...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dogman
Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just...

Oh hell, with that kind of money you could just hire one of them to take the pictures for you and then claim them as your own. Who needs skill or ability when you've got lots of money?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dogman
Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess...

Hi, Huss. I didn't see your post. But I guess this proves great minds think alike.:D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Dogman
Considering what you get for the exorbitant price...

Considering what you get for the exorbitant price other than an ugly design, it should be called "The Grifter".
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Dogman
Clear filters will protect the front element. ...

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

I'm too lazy...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dogman
Not an expert, can't answer. I was never a...

Not an expert, can't answer.

I was never a methodical shooter to begin with. My favorite medium format film camera was the Pentax 645, a camera I used like a 35mm, mostly handheld.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,659
Posted By Dogman
I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian...

I also have a collection of oversize Hawaiian shirts.

But I don't wear the shirts and the vest together.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,659
Posted By Dogman
I used my first vest while working at a daily...

I used my first vest while working at a daily newspaper. I seldom carried extra lenses and never a spare body--too heavy. I carried film, batteries, pen and paper and occasionally small flashes...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-23-2019
Replies: 2,428
Views: 359,509
Posted By Dogman
I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've...

I recently discovered Louis Stettner and I've ordered several of his books. Sadly I've been completely ignorant of his work until now. He died a few years ago at age 93. "Traveling Light" is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dogman
Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a...

Yep, I do use the histogram pretty often. But a good bit of the time I just go with the aperture priority settings and auto ISO. Sometimes I'll switch to shutter priority or even manual but keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,523
Posted By Dogman
"The basic argument is that guys suck at relating...

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

"This behavior affects the world of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By Dogman
First time I ran into this sort of thing was...

First time I ran into this sort of thing was several years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wife and I had enjoyed spending an afternoon wandering around a large flea market and avoiding the other...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dogman
I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my...

I still have my Canon gear. But its days in my possession are numbered. There's no denying how good the pictures were that I made with it. And I still like optical viewfinders over electronic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Dogman
My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred...

My first thought was a Nikon FM or FE crossbred with several mongrel camera bodies from hell.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dogman
Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible...

Oh jeez, Bill. You reminded me of those horrible days when the newspaper I worked for went color and decided on color slides to make the editor's job of viewing photos easier. What a cluster! A...
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