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Forum: Photography General Interest 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
It's threads like these that make me wish there...

It's threads like these that make me wish there was a Like button for posts on RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in...

Very cool on both counts. I came across Doxa in the late 90s/early 2000s when I was experiencing a resurgence in watch interest. The new Doxa dive watches looked super appealing, but I never got one....
Forum: Photography General Interest 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80???...

You bought a vintage Girard-Perregaux for $80??? :eek: That's so cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
I have much younger relatives with equally strong...

I have much younger relatives with equally strong penchants for collection and appreciation of mechanical design, not to mention sentimental value. They will probably get my watches and cameras.

If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such...

Loving these stories! @calzone, @donal928, such cool tales. I've loved watches since I was a kid, often wandering into jewelry shops and taking the catalogues on the display cabinets. I still have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches...

@jonal928 - you have fantastic taste in watches and cameras, and have many that I would want, myself! That early 80s Omega Seamaster (don't want to be James Bond) is great, same era/design as the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought...

Yeah, this is nice. A few years ago, I bought myself a Sigma DP2 Merrill for my birthday, but I should have got the original Panasonic LX100 instead. Never gelled with the DP2, and it remains one of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion...

A lot of younger people use a watch as a fashion item and their smartphone as their 'pocket watch'. As someone who loves watches, this doesn't work for me. This morning, I had to run an errand which...
Forum: RFF News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Archiver
Japan certainly has a track record for...

Japan certainly has a track record for geological, meteorological and manmade disasters. This looks horrific. I hope this is the extent of the destruction now, and no more to come.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
There is a huge range of good looking, decent...

There is a huge range of good looking, decent quality mechanical and quartz watches, and you don't have to spend a lot for one. Even a simple Seiko 5 can be beautiful, classic and stylish. Check this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 6 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,606
Posted By Archiver
I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder...

I've got to say, as much as I love rangefinder shooting, liveview can be a huge benefit for focusing on rapidly moving subjects.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,115
Posted By Archiver
Here's what will happen with me. 1. I'll eagerly...

Here's what will happen with me.
1. I'll eagerly await the first reviews, then scour YouTube and Vimeo for owner test footage.
2. Mull over the differences between the fp and cameras like the Sony A7...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 10,805
Posted By Archiver
@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool....

@Huss - that Nikon Lite Touch looks really cool. After a bit of reading, it sounds like it could be a great camera to have around. Do you still have yours? What do you think of it for general use?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Archiver
Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom...

Okay, I found it. The Fuji XQ1 and XQ2 are zoom compacts with small X-Trans sensors. The one I was thinking of is the XF1, which many appear to have...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Archiver
Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax...

Enjoy your trip! I often go out with the Contax T3 in my bag along with a digital camera, and to be honest, I hardly use the Contax because the scarcity mentality with film, and I feel like I'm...
Forum: Digital Compacts 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,837
Posted By Archiver
All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom....

All my GRD III images are processed in Lightroom. I generally put in an S shaped tone curve, reduce highlights, bump up shadows, increase black point and do minor adjustments with saturation and...
Forum: Digital Compacts 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,837
Posted By Archiver
Has it really been ten years since the GRD III...

Has it really been ten years since the GRD III was released? That's so cool. Here are a few more GRD III images that were taken ten years...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 6,082
Posted By Archiver
This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip...

This thread has reminded me that I have a Trip that I bought in 2007, loaded with film, shot 6 images and then forgot. Don't even remember what film is in it, but it's currently set at 80 ASA. I'll...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,136
Posted By Archiver
One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk...

One weekend ago, I went on my annual photowalk during the football Grand Final day in Melbourne. When everyone else is glued to the television or in a pub watching the game, every year I visit camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
It's wonderful that you have a single camera that...

It's wonderful that you have a single camera that has been there with you for so many memorable events and times. I bought my Leica M9 with that intention, although I have shot family and friends...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I...

This is a lovely story, exactly the kind that I didn't expect to read in this thread, but it's so pleasing that they are turning up. On DPReview, there was a woman who's husband was an avid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and...

Agfa Optima? Wow. Which one did/do you have, and what kinds of things did you shoot with it? What about the M6?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Archiver
One of the coolest things about the X10/20/30 is...

One of the coolest things about the X10/20/30 is the mechanical zoom. Far better than a motor zoom, fast and reliable. No motor to go kaput! And the zoom range of these cameras is good, too. 28-112mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,532
Posted By Archiver
Helen, you shoot a mix of film and digi these...

Helen, you shoot a mix of film and digi these days? Or do you mostly use the M9 now?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,532
Posted By Archiver
In the past couple of years, I've seen a fair...

In the past couple of years, I've seen a fair number of people in Melbourne with film cameras, and often they are young. A young woman who looked like she would be about uni age had a lovely...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By Archiver
Funny, I've just been rediscovering my X10. The...

Funny, I've just been rediscovering my X10. The jpeg output is very usable, and I'm happy with how generally handles. It's not as good for image quality as a 1" sensor cam like the Panasonic LX10,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
Man, I love that! You had the camera, and you had...

Man, I love that! You had the camera, and you had the eye even back then. I have a few images of highlights on bald heads, hahaha!

Perhaps my first camera was a 110 cassette Kodak Brownie, or it...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 445
Views: 75,697
Posted By Archiver
Or a mirrorless camera with focus peaking for use...

Or a mirrorless camera with focus peaking for use with RF lenses, depending on how much visual assist is needed. And the Sony A7R II and up will focus RF lenses automatically with the Techart AF...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 445
Views: 75,697
Posted By Archiver
Leica M9, purchased early 2010 Leica M7,...

Leica M9, purchased early 2010
Leica M7, purchased second half of 2010
Elmarit 28
Summicron 50
Summarit 75 f2.5


I don't use the M7 anywhere near as much as I could, but love it when I do. The M9...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 5,772
Posted By Archiver
From what I've been reading, approximately yes....

From what I've been reading, approximately yes. 110 film is 15x17, m43 sensor is 13.5x18. So the 25mm Pentax Auto lens would be just like any other 25mm m43 lens, and is equivalent to a slightly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
I have numerous cameras which I bought in earlier...

I have numerous cameras which I bought in earlier years, but I stopped using them, or only use them sporadically, after the first two or three years until I upgraded. My Canon 5D Mark II got a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
Wow, that's impressive. 1974-1991 and used for...

Wow, that's impressive. 1974-1991 and used for newspaper work. Would you have shot a roll a week when working? More, less? Did the Nikon F2 need any major repairs from heavy use?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,201
Posted By Archiver
What is your longest and most used camera? Film and digital

Of all your cameras, which have you used for the longest, and the most?

If film, how many rolls have you put through it? How often do you use it?

If digital, about how many images has it taken? How...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By Archiver
Waaaait a minute, you mean you want to offload...

Waaaait a minute, you mean you want to offload gear... to make room for more gear? :D


I couldn't sell or give away anything with sentimental familial value, like your grandpa's old cameras. I have...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,224
Posted By Archiver
Very cool, where is this? I was due to go to...

Very cool, where is this?


I was due to go to Hong Kong this year. Due to the rioting, I've cancelled my trip and am not sure when I'm going. A bit different from craggy cliffs and pure air, though.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 10,805
Posted By Archiver
I wonder what people will say about this, seven...

I wonder what people will say about this, seven years after the original question.


Film: Contax T3, Ricoh GR1v, Minox 35 GT, or as Petronius has demonstrated, Rollei 35


Digital: available cameras...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 5,772
Posted By Archiver
Return of the living thread! So I've got an...

Return of the living thread!


So I've got an opportunity to buy a Pentax Auto 110 with three lenses, flash and motor winder for a reasonable price. I've only ever seen these on the internet until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,532
Posted By Archiver
I have an on-off relationship with film, though....

I have an on-off relationship with film, though. On one hand, I love the character and colours of film with my favourite cameras and lenses. On the other, I prefer the ease, convenience and overall...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,532
Posted By Archiver
I went out the other day with my Contax T3, took...

I went out the other day with my Contax T3, took a few choice photos.

In the CBD on the weekend, I saw a guy with a nice black Leica M7 with a Zeiss Biogon 35 and hood.

That same day, there was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By Archiver
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "I...

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "I promise you lots of things. That's what makes me such a good father."

Keep the things that really work and have practical value, as well as the things...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 29,642
Posted By Archiver
It sounds pretty straightforward. Perspective...

It sounds pretty straightforward. Perspective distortion is more pronounced at shorter focal lengths, and compression is more evident at longer focal lengths. Zeiss marketing is implying that 35mm is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 29,642
Posted By Archiver
Okay, so years after the hullabaloo of this lens...

Okay, so years after the hullabaloo of this lens has peaked, I was able to get into a camera shop and try one. Wow. Just wow. The lens is definitely smaller and lighter than the Voigtlander 35mm f1.2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Archiver
Really good point. To limit myself, I use a small...

Really good point. To limit myself, I use a small bumbag/waist pack as a sling bag. It carries wallet, sunglasses, and one pocket camera. However, I cheat by putting the pocket camera in the bag and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Archiver
Most of us have multiple cameras, but tend to use...

Most of us have multiple cameras, but tend to use only one or two for appropriate times. This makes a lot of sense; I do this as well.

When I want to shoot sports or parades, I take something with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,072
Posted By Archiver
How did I miss this reply? Thank you for the...

How did I miss this reply? Thank you for the thought and input that has gone into the special edition film bodies. Did you have anything to do with the anthracite or full titanium MP? An anthracite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for the very thoughtful...

Thank you to everyone for the very thoughtful responses. I'll get back to this when I've finished some work. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Archiver
When you think of it, most people own just one...

When you think of it, most people own just one camera, which is their smartphone. Until recently, they only came with one focal length, and digital zoom. Now they have up to three lenses and all...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,240
Posted By Archiver
One of my flickr friends bought a Klasse very...

One of my flickr friends bought a Klasse very shortly after it was released. He said that it was a decent camera, but overpriced even at that time. With the talk of Klasses giving up the ghost with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Archiver
How do you deal with minimal gear? Serious question.

There's a comment on an Ian Wong Digital Darkroom YouTube video which says something like, 'My only camera is my Contax T2. I just buy film and record all the best times of my life'.

There are...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,956
Posted By Archiver
The only times i review images taken with an EVF...

The only times i review images taken with an EVF camera are when I want to show clients, or I'm in downtime between shoots. The EVF image tells me right away if the photo is right, or close enough....
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,956
Posted By Archiver
If Fuji tossed my salad, I'd be pretty happy,...

If Fuji tossed my salad, I'd be pretty happy, assuming Fuji was a sprightly young Japanese woman and not some grizzled grey haired old dude. :D
Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Archiver
Dirk Steffen (teknopunk) had a very similar...

Dirk Steffen (teknopunk) had a very similar setup, scanning black and white film with his Nikon D800, macro lens and light table. His rationale was that it was cheaper to buy a Leica MP and the Nikon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Archiver
I'm not sure if these images are to your taste,...

I'm not sure if these images are to your taste, but these are all film images. Maybe these might help tempt you back into film.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48766928903_03ae627661_b.jpg...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,956
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, I like this a heck of a lot. Everything...

Yeah, I like this a heck of a lot. Everything about these upgrades appeals to me. Fuji Superia is one of my favourite emulsion ranges, like Superia 100, 200, XTRA400, 800. New hybrid EVF, the cool...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D

Missionary, doggy, cowgirl, spoons... :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
I go through exactly the same phases with almost...

I go through exactly the same phases with almost everything I want to buy. I'm heavy on research because I want to be happy with my purchase. Also interesting is noticing how I go through phases of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 38,535
Posted By Archiver
Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror...

Yes, indeed. If it wasn't for the noisy mirror slap, I could shoot with the ME and a few lenses for all of my film needs. The quiet shutter is why I got into RF's in the first place, apart from the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 38,535
Posted By Archiver
I may have posted these here before, but here are...

I may have posted these here before, but here are some images taken with my Dad's Pentax ME, now owned by me! Pentax M SMC 50mm f1.4. The small Pentax bodies like the ME, ME Super and MX are utterly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 6,296
Posted By Archiver
I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original)....

I have mixed feelings about the X100 (original). The form factor, hybrid VF, everything about its handling is great. The files are pretty decent, too. But I still have issues with the colour, even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been...

Thanks to the magic of Google cache, I've been able to read the original post and some of the responses. The OP doesn't look like a troll, unless they're one of us pretending to be a newbie. There's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO,...

TBH I can imagine owning the 50 Lux and 50 APO, although I don't, and would consider owning both a little superfluous. But that's me, I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone owning anything, as long as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
Some people have the less common combination of...

Some people have the less common combination of wanting 'the best' while never having used it before, plus the disposable funds to accomplish that dream. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
Okay, that seems fair. People have different...

Okay, that seems fair. People have different thresholds of what they deem 'acceptable' for expenditure and walking around. It's a matter of what you're used to, and whether you worked your way up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,108
Posted By Archiver
Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was...

Can anyone refresh me as to what this thread was about? Did I miss anything?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,163
Posted By Archiver
I've only ever returned one camera related thing,...

I've only ever returned one camera related thing, which was a Leica X1 which I discovered had been used, but sold as new. There were still pictures in the internal memory! Back it went to the brick...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Archiver
I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009,...

I've been reading and lurking since 2008 or 2009, but only started posting about five or six years ago, and I've only made about 1100 posts so far. This forum is a goldmine of information and a real...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 6,296
Posted By Archiver
@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and...

@Magnus919 - very intriguing colours and compositions. How do you process your X100F images? What program do you use? I've long thought about a X100F but I'm wary of using Lightroom for X-Trans files.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-11-2019
Replies: 152
Views: 19,661
Posted By Archiver
I didn't know that this thread was over ten years...

I didn't know that this thread was over ten years old! In honour of our departed Roger, I'll add my comments.

Like just about everyone, I began with just one camera, and the lens that came with it....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Archiver
These are very cool, in composition and colour....

These are very cool, in composition and colour. Nice work.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,609
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow...

Helen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Allow yourself to feel whatever is necessary as you move through this time. You have the support of us all.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-11-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Archiver
This is a really interesting project, and one...

This is a really interesting project, and one that Polaroids suited perfectly. Being instant, you could take a picture then immediately write a date on the back. It's also very sad when you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Archiver
Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400....

Fujifilm Natura Black f1.9 with Fuji XTRA 400. Man, I love this camera.



https://live.staticflickr.com/82/267635138_e2d60bc424_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pDGAW)Natura - old and older...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Archiver
I think this series is even more relevant to the...

I think this series is even more relevant to the RFF crowd because it was produced around the time of the gear that we like. So many of us have cameras from Pentax, Minolta, Leica, old Nikon and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-10-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Archiver
You And Your Camera - weekly magazine from the '70s

In 1979, Eaglemoss Publications of London began production of the weekly magazine, You And Your Camera. Aimed at beginner and enthusiast photographers, YAYC was filled with articles about gear,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-09-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,258
Posted By Archiver
This is such a great thread! I love the...

This is such a great thread! I love the Polaroids, they give such an emotional sense of the trip.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-08-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 29,778
Posted By Archiver
If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in...

If only Olympus would make a 35 SP or Trip in digital form. The closest you can get right now would be an Olympus E-PL9 or Pen-F with the Olympus 17mm f1.8 lens. For more resolution, the Panasonic...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,609
Posted By Archiver
Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and...

Dearest Helen, I have been thinking of you and Eric so much in the last few days. I won't say that everything happens for a reason, or that Eric will be at peace, because even though these things are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Archiver
It would be difficult to 'give up' something that...

It would be difficult to 'give up' something that has been a very large part of your life for so long. On the other hand, moving your interest from capture to collation is a large and extremely...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-05-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 66,495
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - thank you for the very detailed...

@petronius - thank you for the very detailed breakdown, that was great. It's interesting to note that your film usage has hovered between 20 and 40 rolls per year for the last five or six years....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,141
Posted By Archiver
There are sides for both, here. There have...

There are sides for both, here.



There have been many, many times when I've wanted to Like a photo posted in the forum, but I've had to go to the flickr page to do it. But that means I can't show...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,186
Posted By Archiver
I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more...

I just love the RX0. The more I use it, the more I like it.
1. Portability. It goes in a pocket and I can barely feel it until I want it. It's the size of the average DSLR battery.


2. Stealth....
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,705
Posted By Archiver
I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable....

I just wish my Ricoh cameras were more reliable. All have developed faults sooner than I would like. My first Ricoh GXR body bricked itself one day. It just wouldn't power up. GRD III lens block...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Archiver
@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the...

@emraphoto - I love the video capabilities of the LX10. In good light and under some ranges, it cuts seamlessly with my GH4. It's perfect for casual family and friends shooting. It would be great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,350
Posted By Archiver
Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but...

Back with my M9. It's always high on my list, but it's getting extra love lately because I hang it across my shoulder while shooting video work, and I get some images between takes. The images are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-03-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 66,495
Posted By Archiver
@petronius - I only just realized you've been...

@petronius - I only just realized you've been doing this for nine years!

How many rolls of film do you shoot, on average? What's a high amount for you? What's a low amount?

Has the Rollei given you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Archiver
Pick up the film camera that catches your eye...

Pick up the film camera that catches your eye right now. Handle it, look through the viewfinder, fire off a few dry shots. Put on a different lens and shoot a few more dry shots. Play with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Archiver
In China there is a 'social credit system' which...

In China there is a 'social credit system' which is intended to bring the population into line. What is possibly the most sophisticated facial recognition system in the world is connected with their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Archiver
The problem lies in how the technology is used....

The problem lies in how the technology is used. As @peterm1 said, private corporations like Facebook and Twitter are now screening for 'hate speech', but who determines what is hate speech, and where...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Archiver
As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant...

As a relevant reply to the slightly irrelevant tangent. Hong Kong is a place close to my heart, as I have close friends and extended family living there. There is a distinct media spin war occurring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Archiver
Not sure where I read this, but many years ago,...

Not sure where I read this, but many years ago, a man could walk into a rehearsal at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and take pictures. This would never happen now, which is a shame,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,711
Posted By Archiver
"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as...

"Roughly used M6". I'm struggling not to laugh as I think of a grizzled old Frenchman who blows his nose in his hand, wipes it on his crotch, then brings his battered M6 to his eye.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
The advance of tech means that old gear is...

The advance of tech means that old gear is becoming affordable much faster. The original 5D sells for about $550 AUD and the Mark II for a few hundred more. They take images which still hold up now;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
That's incredibly cool about those images from...

That's incredibly cool about those images from 2000. Unfortunately, I've lost a batch or two or images from CD's that have died, not to mention a heap of files. This made me migrate everything to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
The funny thing is, at every point in history,...

The funny thing is, at every point in history, people look at advancements and improvements and think how lucky they are. People in the days of the M3 would certainly have sung its praises. Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
My family has quite a collection of prints and a...

My family has quite a collection of prints and a few slides from decades past. We have no idea as to the exact dates they were taken, apart from gauging things based on how old the subjects are. My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had...

An anecdote: in the late 80s and 90s, I had friends who were quite interested in camcorders, and to a lesser extent, cameras. Some recorded themselves doing comedy skits, others recorded their rock...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,755
Posted By Archiver
My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in...

My first camera was a 110 film cassette camera in the very early 80s. but I learned photography with Dad's Pentax ME. As a kid, I was sort of caught between Mum telling me to 'just take pictures' and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2019
Replies: 1,862
Views: 296,668
Posted By Archiver
It's fascinating to see the ways people process...

It's fascinating to see the ways people process their M9 images. Here are a few more recent images from mine.


https://live.staticflickr.com/1792/28961485707_7ff8d8b497_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By Archiver
I wonder how many more of these Leica can make...

I wonder how many more of these Leica can make from the M9 sensor trade-ins? It's likely that the spare top and bottom plates for M9-P upgrades and repairs are being used for these cameras.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,609
Posted By Archiver
Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and...

Helen, I only know you and Eric from RFF, and both your artistry is so evident in the photos you've shared here. Am glad to know that Eric is home in a safe place with people who love him. The magick...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43...

When shooting with the GH4 and Voigtlander m43 primes, I found it fairly easy to use liveview and 'roll' the focus with the action. Not so with a rangefinder, which was quite annoying. Random...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 1,856
Posted By Archiver
I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for...

I love the Voigtlander 15 on the Ricoh GXR-M for the same reason. My version is the first, non-coupled version, but that's fine with liveview and the very deep depth of field.



The Zeiss 21mm on...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 1,856
Posted By Archiver
Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good...

Have a great trip, man! You've got a really good kit there. It will be interesting to know which camera/focal length you used the most on this trip, and why. Keep in touch if you're able. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm...

@charjohncarter - so this was shot with a 90mm Elmarit on a Bessa R, very nice.

@Vince Lupo - these images are stunning, they've got a real classic reportage look to them.

@mcfingon - I love that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the...

Wow, these images are superb! Thank you for the input and inspiration. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've...

This is probably just my GAS talking, but I've had my eye on the Sony A system ever since it came out, and it's been getting better and better over the years. I've got a lot of Panasonic gear, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for...

Oh, I'm never letting go of rangefinders for sports work, it's hella fun and I enjoy the results when I get them. I think of it like driving a manual racecar from the old days. As for pro sports...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course...

Yeah, the missed opportunities bug me. Of course there will be a lot of hit and miss with fast moving action, even with modern systems, but today's tech should give a lot more keepers than a slow...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Some of those images are great, some are more...

Some of those images are great, some are more impressionistic than others. Interesting that he used Canon binoculars for the long distance images, and an unidentified Schneider lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a...

I've tried to shoot boxing from ringside with a 21mm and 28mm, and while I like the images, sometimes the action takes place on the other side of the ring, and the figures become part of the scenery...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your experiences,...

Thank you to everyone for your experiences, suggestions and images. The images of the hurdler and the velodrome are stunning. They also emphasize that you must be safely close to the action, and be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Archiver
Shooting sports with a rangefinder

Last week, I was able to shoot a sports team training indoors. I have to say that trying to shoot them with a rangefinder was not fun. Because I usually shoot wide open or close to it, trying to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,909
Posted By Archiver
So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe...

So if my endless hard drives are essentially safe from prying eyes because they contain too many pictures for others to look at, then my best bet for images to survive me is Godfrey's plan. Godfrey...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Archiver
Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder...

Good point about live view. A lot of rangefinder purists think it's unnecessary, and while that's true, it makes life easier in some situations, like focusing a very shallow depth of field lens.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 22,172
Posted By Archiver
This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a...

This is weird. It's the 17th of August 2019 and a thread from 2013 has resurfaced on the front page, but the post by Urban Alchemist seems to have disappeared.


If I was answering this poll as if it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Archiver
I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.

I wonder what lens(es) he used for these images.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,584
Posted By Archiver
Breaking news!! :D

Breaking news!! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,134
Posted By Archiver
Funny, I look at people's watches all the time,...

Funny, I look at people's watches all the time, and often pinpoint them to make and rough date of manufacture. If it's a more obvious watch, like a Rolex, Panerai, Audemars Piguet or IWC, it's pretty...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,839
Posted By Archiver
I love mine, but it has the wobble, too!...

I love mine, but it has the wobble, too! :-(


https://live.staticflickr.com/3083/4564433673_d42f9716bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i)M9 + ZM 25/2.8 - The Cullen (https://flic.kr/p/7XkV7i) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,674
Posted By Archiver
On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have...

On paper, I like the idea a lot, as you can have two or three lenses and your favourite focal lengths on either camera at any given time. But the weight of two Ms would bug me for extended walks, so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,350
Posted By Archiver
That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint...

That's gotta be a hot looking camera. Black paint Millennium, wow. Any photos from this combination on your flickr yet?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By Archiver
Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and...

Five years ago, I picked up the LTM Ultron and loved the rendering, although it wouldn't focus properly on my M9 so I returned it. A month or so ago, I got another copy which focuses perfectly....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By Archiver
I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of...

I agree and disagree; yes, we can see a lot of these kinds of images in today's flickr streams. Heck, I've taken similar modern images. And it's also important to remember context. Today's world...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Archiver
Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the...

Thank you to everyone for your input. I used the GXR again over the last few days, and although it is slow and I miss the occasional consecutive shot, the image quality is lovely, and I'm reading...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Archiver
Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the...

Hm, I'm thinking I'll take a few lenses to the shop and try it out, take some sample images home as well. I've only handled a X Pro1 once, back when it was first released. It was nice, but I felt...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Archiver
Fuji X-Pro 1 vs Ricoh GXR-M for M lenses?

Hey folks, I've already got a Ricoh GXR with numerous modules, including the excellent M-mount module. I've been extremely happy with the images I've taken with it, particularly with the Zeiss Sonnar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Archiver
Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his...

Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his activities with women in the mansion grotto. He apparently destroyed them in more recent years because he wanted to respect the privacy of the many,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,072
Posted By Archiver
The limited edition film bodies don't seem to...

The limited edition film bodies don't seem to have any physical functions which distinguish themselves from their original production lines. Their differences are all cosmetic or material, like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-15-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 85,158
Posted By Archiver
I keep vacillating on my opinions about this...

I keep vacillating on my opinions about this lens! On one hand, it's fast, compact and very well built. It renders in a classic and slightly dreamy way wide open, and it's produced some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Archiver
That's quite a haul she got. Wow. My...

That's quite a haul she got. Wow.


My grandfather had a Pentax Spotmatic, which fortunately went to a cousin who is an avid hobbyist photographer. I have my Dad's Pentax ME and Minolta SR-T, which...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,375
Posted By Archiver
A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to...

A Crumpler sling/waist pack might be useful to you. I use the old Crumpler LLA waist pack for a general purpose bag, and it can carry a M9 with lens in a pinch. It's been discontinued, but Crumpler...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,115
Posted By Archiver
I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There...

I sincerely hope that Sigma get this right. There are hints that they will, but some hints that it might be more cumbersome than useful.


- there's no EVF as yet, and the huge OVF clip on for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,350
Posted By Archiver
Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0 Favourite ILC:...

Favourite pocket camera: Sony RX0
Favourite ILC: Leica M9
Favourite film camera: tie between Contax T3 and Pentax ME

Others in the running include the Fuji X100 classic, Ricoh GXR, Ricoh GR.

The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,394
Posted By Archiver
20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a...

20-21mm is a great focal length for conveying a sense of what was there, and you've worked with that really well. I had to do the calculations for effective field of view when I realized the Hologon...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By Archiver
Using vintage SLR lenses like Minolta MD, Pentax K, Canon FD on Nikon Z6/Z7?

Like the title says, does anyone use old SLR lenses from Minolta, Canon, Pentax or Nikon? Or even Leica R? I'm interested in how the Z6 or Z7 performs with lenses from the 70s and 80s, perhaps even...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By Archiver
I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it...

I've just picked up another LTM 35mm f1.7, and it seems fairly haze free, and this time it focuses perfectly on my M9. Very happy indeed!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-28-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,435
Posted By Archiver
I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same...

I just picked up number 9960391, it has the same fluted ribbing as the lower lens in the image above. There does not appear to be any haze. I'm quite thrilled to get this, as the earlier one I had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,055
Posted By Archiver
In Australia, there's no way you could get a...

In Australia, there's no way you could get a GFX50R plus a lens for under 10k AUD. That's instant M10 territory. A new digital M body for 6k AUD is in the same range as the Leica Q, or even less than...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By Archiver
Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter,...

Here we go, someone actually bought the Drifter, and has reviewed it on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n96MCLU5PZw
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Archiver
Pop Mech article about digital art preservation

Here's a recent article from Popular Mechanics about the preservation of digital art, which is a distinctly different set of processes from preserving physical media like paintings and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-24-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,989
Posted By Archiver
Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger...

Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger was dearly loved here on RFF, as you can see from all the people who have commented. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19,485
Posted By Archiver
Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out...

Looks like it's time to get the DP1 and DP2 out again! Will be back with photos...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-24-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 66,495
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, you're still going after all this time....

Holy cow, you're still going after all this time. What a great project. What kinds of things have you learned/experienced along the way?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-23-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,055
Posted By Archiver
TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a...

TBH that looks pretty nice. Although I'd prefer a mint M-P 240 in plain black. The anthracite grey is interesting, though, and the 'genuine leather' covering sounds good, too. Certainly better than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Archiver
So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can...

So in this version of 'Zeiss Ikon vs M7', we can draw the conclusion that we just use these cameras until they give up, because future electronic repair status is ambiguous, and the implication is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 4,351
Posted By Archiver
He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's...

He last updated his blog in March 2019, so it's still active after all these years. Maybe he will see these new messages!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Archiver
Personally, I don't like to see down there. One...

Personally, I don't like to see down there. One of the downsides of being enormously endowed is having things protrude into shot. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Archiver
I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for...

I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for different reasons. The M7 feels wonderful and solid, the shutter sound is divine, wind-on is smooth, everything you expect from a Leica.


But, the Ikon is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,765
Posted By Archiver
You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with...

You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with changing lenses, but I have to in order to maintain a small gear profile. Apart from the m43 pancake zooms like the Panasonic 12-32mm, nothing is small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,910
Posted By Archiver
For the past several years, I've taped the logos...

For the past several years, I've taped the logos on my M9, until it went in for service last year and I took the tape off. In a camera shop in Japan in 2010, curious shop assistants and a customer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By Archiver
Such inclinations would come in very handy for,...

Such inclinations would come in very handy for, say, deciding whether to marry the manipulative gold digger. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-02-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By Archiver
'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just...

'Premium vegan leather' aside (can't they just say plastic??), it's a standard M with no extra functions. Even the Cinematographer's limited edition had cinema framelines and film like presets. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By Archiver
Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies...

Oh yes! If we're talking about expensive bodies and cheaper lenses, then I can do that. I've sometimes shot my Leica M9 with a fairly old Canon P 50mm f1.8 with infinity lock. Surprisingly nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By Archiver
This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too...

This is difficult because I, uhhh, don't own too many cheap camera bodies :D

The cheapest cameras I own are point and shoots like the Olympus Trip and 110 cassette cameras, so the most expensive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Archiver
I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and...

I can't fathom the ludicrous nature of regs and reasons like this. 'We must protect tha pweshus baybees from tha peedofiles! Let's ban cameras!' :bang:

When I go to AFL football matches, they don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By Archiver
Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of...

Yeah, that's bull$$$t. Part of my terms of service is that all footage and product belongs to me, not the client. I don't work for large organizations/companies so that's worked out fine for me; not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-27-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7,496
Posted By Archiver
No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget...

No more a la carte?? Ugh. Need to get the budget up to order something. Or work out how to do it via third parties.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Archiver
The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent...

The new GoPro and DJI Osmo cameras have excellent in body stabilization, which makes shaky Super 8 videos look as awful as they were. Today's action cams have really slick footage which is better...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,705
Posted By Archiver
Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post...

Mysteriously, @MarkoKovacevic made his last post in this thread, saying he was editing his photos from Indonesia and would post soon. That was almost two years ago...


The GR is one of only two...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By Archiver
First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a...

First, WTH is 'premium quality vegan leather in a snake skin pattern'? Can't they just say, 'plastic' like it actually is?


Also:





Funnily, I tried using 25 and 75 for a day of shooting, and it...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By Archiver
The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is...

The only non-Leica camera I like for M lenses is the sadly discontinued Ricoh GXR with M module. Although it has an aps-c sensor, it is by far the best solution for shooting M mount lenses outside of...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-22-2019
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,327
Posted By Archiver
I haven't bought a photography book for a while,...

I haven't bought a photography book for a while, but was given Vivian Maier - The Color Works for Christmas. I had no idea she had such a large body of colour work, and it looks like most of it is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By Archiver
If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with...

If I'm shooting an event, I have one camera with a good 24-70 equivalent zoom, and a second body with a fast prime, usually a 50 or 85-90 equivalent for portraiture and shots where I want really...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By Archiver
S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a...

S1 buyers are far more likely to be moving from a DSLR, or from m43 cameras. We are not the majority, and M lens compatibility would be a very low consideration for Panasonic.

As a Panasonic m43...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
I hope you're doing better than before, Peter....

I hope you're doing better than before, Peter. Sometimes, looking at a screen and typing on a keyboard, it's important to remember that there are actual people on the other end, with all that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
Emotional support is often in the eye of the...

Emotional support is often in the eye of the beholder. For some, it's mutual understanding and encouragement. For others, it is the expression of empathy through verbal reflection. For others, it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By Archiver
WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:

WTH did I just see??:D :eek: :D :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from...

Haha, yes. To paraphrase Groundskeeper Willy from the Simpsons, if it wasn't a crime, I'd make my Leica my wife.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food...

OMG that sounds fantastic, I need to up my food game! :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
Internet hug to Pherdinand! So, I just cooked...

Internet hug to Pherdinand!


So, I just cooked myself a beautifully simple casserole for dinner tonight, sliced chunks of beef with carrots, beans and cauliflower, seasoned with salt and rosemary,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
We're always more than respectful of the female...

We're always more than respectful of the female members here, and none of the so-called 'aggression' in this thread has been directed at women. Rather, people are expressing their distaste for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
My apologies. It won't happen again.

My apologies. It won't happen again.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Archiver
To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see...

To quote a penguin in Madagascar, 'you didn't see aaaanythiiiing'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,100
Posted By Archiver
Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave...

Absolute trash, yet another example of third wave feminism vilifying men and upholding women as paragons of martyrish virtue. Of course that article is going to be in Harpers Bazaar, it's a magazine...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Archiver
This reminds me, I still want to buy the last...

This reminds me, I still want to buy the last standalone version of Lightroom, which I think is version 6? I've been running 4.4 for years now, but I have to convert newer camera files to DNG to edit...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,978
Posted By Archiver
Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera...

Yep, or a M240, M262 or M10. Any M mount camera with liveview will make it easy to nail focus with this lens, even the old Ricoh GXR-M.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,978
Posted By Archiver
Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate...

Hi Stephen! Are you able to give an approximate idea of this lens' weight and size compared with the Leica Summarit 75mm or the current Voigtlander 75/1.8? I have the Summarit 75 and the LTM...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By Archiver
I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds...

I use the insert from my Lowepro sling. It holds a M body and a couple of lenses when you use thin padded dividers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By Archiver
Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that...

Man, that's just terrible. I'm sorry for that loss. :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By Archiver
A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette...

A few years ago, I found an old 110 cassette camera which had an undeveloped roll in it. The last time I saw it was in the early 80s. When I had it developed, I was absolutely thrilled to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,469
Posted By Archiver
Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME...

Sounds like someone could get another Pentax ME Super and 50/1.7, or nearest digital equivalent. I have the ME and 50/1.4 and 28/2.8 Pentax M SMC lenses, and if shutter sound wasn't an issue, the ME...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,118
Posted By Archiver
I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On...

I've got weirdly mixed feelings about my V1. On one hand, it's a very fast and compact 35 with vintage character and great build quality and exterior design. On the other, bokeh can be oddly jittery...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,219
Posted By Archiver
A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old...

A few months ago, my Aunt showed me a box of old photos taken of our family from over the years, as well as a photo album kept by her mother in law. In it were photos I'd never seen, including a...
Forum: RFF News 05-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By Archiver
@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's...

@leica M2 fan - keep that camera forever. It's worth it.

I never met Ken, nor had any dealings with him, but these anecdotes help show why he had such a good reputation in our community. Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,072
Posted By Archiver
It's about whether individuals here would value...

It's about whether individuals here would value certain cosmetic, material or accessory changes that you can't get with an a la carte model. I'd like to know what floats people's boats, and why.

The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,072
Posted By Archiver
There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money...

There are a few that I'd consider, if I put money aside and just thought of the cosmetics, materials and accessories.


- the 'Your Mark' Monochrom 246, which has black Horween leather covering,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,072
Posted By Archiver
Would you buy a limited edition digital Leica?

Let's just suppose you were able to easily afford a limited edition digital Leica, like the Hermes M9-P, the Neiman Marcus M9, or a titanium M whatever. Put cost aside and just think of the camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-22-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By Archiver
Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were...

Depends on which 'Leica' Saatchi and Saatchi were referring to. The original Leica in Germany, or the Brazilian Leica subcompany? Leica Australia just posted a video of someone shooting street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,784
Posted By Archiver
Do you have any examples of great photographers...

Do you have any examples of great photographers who produce bad tutorial videos? There is a wide range of people on YouTube producing photography videos, but I haven't come across too many that are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By Archiver
As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica...

As I mentioned earlier in this thread. Leica Brazil are behind this one, and created a controversial short film with Saatchi and Saatchi in 2013 for the M Monochrom, which implied that Robert Capa...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By Archiver
The number of pro-China citizens who are...

The number of pro-China citizens who are expressing outrage is considerable. Then there are those with a more mercantile perspective, who suggest that Leica shot themselves in the foot regarding one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,762
Posted By Archiver
All I know is, as finances allow I will stack...

All I know is, as finances allow I will stack away more and more film in the freezer from Kodak and Fuji. I haven't got into black and white shooting, but I might as well buy Tri-X so I'll have some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,733
Posted By Archiver
No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey...

No thanks to Gerry Harvey, owner of the Harvey Norman retail chain and one of the strongest campaigners for lowering the GST threshold on imports, we now have to pay GST on anything imported to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,137
Posted By Archiver
My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the...

My Aunt called me this morning to tell me the news; she visited France in the 80s and saw the cathedral, although for some reason, she did not take any photos. Very, very sad indeed.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,945
Posted By Archiver
You know you want one! ;)

You know you want one! ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By Archiver
My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and...

My M9 has been chugging along for nine years, and it is still my favourite camera. I haven't used a M240 and only briefly held a M10-P. so I don't have further experience to be able to make a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,989
Posted By Archiver
Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's...

Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's been any news, and there it is. Been thinking about Roger a lot since the news broke some days ago. He's been a great part of RFF and photography in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-05-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 18,989
Posted By Archiver
Could to OP send the link to this thread to...

Could to OP send the link to this thread to Roger? Or maybe Frances could read it to him?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-05-2019
Replies: 373
Views: 41,898
Posted By Archiver
Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in...

Holy cow, I can buy Kodak Pro Image 100 in Australia! Gonna make it happen.
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