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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-21-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,655
Posted By j j
I must have missed all the "like" posts. Maybe...

I must have missed all the "like" posts. Maybe it's like Everett said and there are infinite realities and in one of those infinite realities there is a positive comment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By j j
In your position I would keep the 50mm despite...

In your position I would keep the 50mm despite the low-quality build because the optics are great, the 80mm equivalent field of view and f1.8 make for great portraits, and selling it will gain you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2014
Replies: 346
Views: 39,090
Posted By j j
What a joyous portrait!

What a joyous portrait!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2014
Replies: 258
Views: 26,072
Posted By j j
Did you mean to say that? It's clearly not the...

Did you mean to say that? It's clearly not the case.

I have no particular interest in or desire for Leica cameras. There are far more suitable options for what I do available for far less cash in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,372
Posted By j j
I thought film shooters were the Rebel Alliance...

I thought film shooters were the Rebel Alliance and it turns out we're the bad guys. It's like Apple all over again.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By j j
Photos in half light often look either too...

Photos in half light often look either too daylight or too night to me. Your half light exposure is spot on. Nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
Is this record for consecutive positive posts on...

Is this record for consecutive positive posts on RFF? ;-)

The Beckett photo is superb and rightly famous. My fave of hers is the Bjork picture: the contact sheet is amazing; "the" shot jumps...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
I'm looking forward to seeing the film. She...

I'm looking forward to seeing the film. She rarely seems to get much of a mention around here. I wonder why?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,478
Posted By j j
http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
Jane Bown

Article
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/apr/24/jane-bown-observer-photographer-luke-dodd

Video
http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2014/apr/24/looking-for-light-jane-bown-film-you-shou...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,040
Posted By j j
I think you would need to position the chessboard...

I think you would need to position the chessboard parallel to the film plane to be sure but it looks like your 45 is not performing as it should.

Maybe you can afford a repair or a replacement lens?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
Unclear to me too. G lenses are plenty good...

Unclear to me too. G lenses are plenty good enough. But people like to hack. And if it sells for that price it's a nice dividend.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,040
Posted By j j
You are very welcome. Great pics and cameras in...

You are very welcome. Great pics and cameras in your flickriver. Hopefully you will be back with good news about your G2 soon. I shall look out for posts from G2FoReVer!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
Maybe the distance scale in the viewfinder would...

Maybe the distance scale in the viewfinder would still work? The focusing system is not TTL so I guess it might.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,040
Posted By j j
Yes, it is possible that either the camera or the...

Yes, it is possible that either the camera or the lens is not working properly but G cameras are a little quirky and I would not give up yet.

I have used a G2 and 28/45/90 for a few years and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By j j
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumption...

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-21-2014
Replies: 316
Views: 103,929
Posted By j j
Import settings?

Import settings?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-21-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By j j
Yes, mounting the lens aligns the aperture ring.

Yes, mounting the lens aligns the aperture ring.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,972
Posted By j j
As per Steve M. this looks to me like an object...

As per Steve M. this looks to me like an object in the camera.

I struggle to see how flare could be so consistent in effect and the middle picture with the camera pointing at the ground looks an...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,607
Posted By j j
Are the batteries fresh? It is always worth...

Are the batteries fresh? It is always worth checking the batteries when an electronic camera behaves oddly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,928
Posted By j j
Thanks Hans. Leica and Nikon only (sadly for me).

Thanks Hans. Leica and Nikon only (sadly for me).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,928
Posted By j j
If you don't mind judsonzhao can you tell me...

If you don't mind judsonzhao can you tell me more? Where did you get it done? How much did it cost? Thanks
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By j j
Interesting characters indeed. BTW I was just...

Interesting characters indeed. BTW I was just being flippant and enjoying a favourite pun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By j j
That's why Karl Marx always drank herbal tea.

That's why Karl Marx always drank herbal tea.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,928
Posted By j j
Keith: It's a very tempting camera and that 50mm...

Keith: It's a very tempting camera and that 50mm is superb. The sensor records subtle atmospherics in a way that my Canon SLR rarely matches. Were it not for my favourite long lens being a Canon I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By j j
Good times!

Good times!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By j j
It's a good story but not true. It was...

It's a good story but not true. It was Westminster Bridge looking towards Big Ben and no one "owns" the idea. It was an argument about product packaging/branding of products that were sold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By j j
Not only Koyaanisqatsi (recommended by petronius)...

Not only Koyaanisqatsi (recommended by petronius) but also Baraka (my favourite in that genre) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103767/?ref_=nv_sr_5 and Samsara...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 7,546
Posted By j j
Engraving the English word "Germany" on the...

Engraving the English word "Germany" on the camera is a bit of a clue!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
That pretty much reflects my usage. The 140 sits...

That pretty much reflects my usage. The 140 sits in my bag without taking up too much space and weight in case I need it. Were I serious about flash use I would be looking at sevo's options.

One...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,816
Posted By j j
OP: if it bothers you ask them to take it down;...

OP: if it bothers you ask them to take it down; if it doesn't bother you just be pleased that people are enjoying your photo. If you feel someone is making money from your picture then ask them for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By j j
I use the little 140 flash on my G2...

I use the little 140 flash on my G2 http://www.contaxcameras.co.uk/gseries/gaccessories/g140flash.html

Works well for me. It's small, light, cheap and basic. No tilt and bounce but it's a decent...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2014
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/10465550813_a12...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/10465550813_a121cf4bc7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/10465550813/)
ooievaar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/10465550813/) by jj birder...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By j j
Open Preferences and choose Export tab. Nominate...

Open Preferences and choose Export tab.

Nominate PhotoShop as your external editor.

Choose your External Editor File Type.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2014
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3646/3320192739_0848...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3646/3320192739_0848bb7ac1_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3320192739/)
b&w rock 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3320192739/) by jj birder...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By j j
To me the first looks like night and the second...

To me the first looks like night and the second like daylight. If it were my photo I would start with the second image and increase the contrast.
Forum: Other RF 01-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,541
Posted By j j
Margus: I use a G2 and 28/45/90. Talk you out of...

Margus: I use a G2 and 28/45/90. Talk you out of it? Why would I want to do that? It's my favourite camera.

The G series has truly superb lenses as (almost) everyone says and although prices have...
Forum: Travel 01-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By j j
Thanks KevinVH for an interesting piece. I like...

Thanks KevinVH for an interesting piece. I like the way your text is in your own voice.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4,292
Posted By j j
Thart2009's Untitled bridge with cats' eyes as...

Thart2009's Untitled bridge with cats' eyes as posted above caught my attention and held it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By j j
It looks very much like a development issue: not...

It looks very much like a development issue: not filling the tank fully or putting several rolls through and losing some of the developer leaves similar results to this. Is it possible that the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-30-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 12,817
Posted By j j
This may also be posted elsewhere but anyway here...

This may also be posted elsewhere but anyway here is a link to Alt-J – Taro (a song about her and Capa).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3fTw_D3l10
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6087/6118220292_cd0d...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6087/6118220292_cd0da96749_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6118220292/)
scilly 2008 (42) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6118220292/) by jj birder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By j j
Life as a demo camera is much better than in the...

Life as a demo camera is much better than in the trash! By the way, Peter lives in England.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By j j
Peter from contax139.info does a great value...

Peter from contax139.info does a great value restoration on these cameras. I bought one from him. It is very smooth in use and he did a nice re-cover job on it. He buys 139s to restore them so...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,862
Posted By j j
That was a very pleasant Friday afternoon...

That was a very pleasant Friday afternoon diversion. You have a distinctive style and I like it very much. Thanks.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-05-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,177
Posted By j j
iPhoto is decent but for a surprisingly few $...

iPhoto is decent but for a surprisingly few $ more Aperture is nice and I think quite simple to use.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By j j
There are reviews on Photozone and on Lenstip.

There are reviews on Photozone and on Lenstip.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By j j
If everything apart from the rolling mechanism...

If everything apart from the rolling mechanism still works maybe you could agitate by hand?

These machines are fairly simple items so your local hardware repairman may be able to get your motor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By j j
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135097
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By j j
That looks to me like Aperture is trying to find...

That looks to me like Aperture is trying to find detail in the scan where there is none. When I get that effect I back off on the shadow tool and/or darken the shadows and/or up the contrast until it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By j j
Fuji no longer sells prepaid slide film (here in...

Fuji no longer sells prepaid slide film (here in UK at least) so they no longer have a need for an arrangement with a lab. There are still plenty of labs here (including the one that Fuji have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By j j
As Tom said, the lenses fit current bodies so...

As Tom said, the lenses fit current bodies so true bargains are unlikely. Even the cheap zooms and 50mm f1.8 are mostly priced above what you are hoping for but you might grab a Sigma/Tamron/Tokina...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-02-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 10,451
Posted By j j
When someone as talented and interesting as Kirk...

When someone as talented and interesting as Kirk drops in to RFF it would be nice if they were made to feel welcome. I'm guessing he will not be back – who would when greeted like this? – and RFF is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
Posted By j j
Superb! ___

Superb!
___
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,089
Posted By j j
That combined with curiosity from people who...

That combined with curiosity from people who started with digital. It doesn't have to be a big revival so long as the market is steady enough to keep key products viable for the companies that remain...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
Posted By j j
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/10465369986_a30...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/10465369986_a30478f3ce_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/10465369986/)
invader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/10465369986/) by jj birder...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-25-2013
Replies: 365
Views: 100,054
Posted By j j
Street art in...

Street art in Amsterdam

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/10380371456_a20af24593_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/10380371456/)
Scan-131011-0019 - Version 3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,548
Posted By j j
Your point was easy to understand already thank...

Your point was easy to understand already thank you. You posed the question and I just happen to disagree with your premise.

There is some anti-Leica stuff on the Internet but I don't see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,548
Posted By j j
Your thread title mentions obsession and your...

Your thread title mentions obsession and your opening post included the question "What is with every rumor site and spec chaser calling every mirrorless camera that hasn't been released yet a "Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,548
Posted By j j
Is there a such a thing as a Leica killer...

Is there a such a thing as a Leica killer obsession? There's this thread and its pages of outrage over "they" being obsessed. But I can't find "they" on the net. A couple of mentions in a couple of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 21,536
Posted By j j
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 21,536
Posted By j j
Do you use digital? Exposing for slide film is...

Do you use digital? Exposing for slide film is similar to exposing for digital (expose for the brighter areas) except that the highlights are less prone to blowing out. And because it is film you...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6965114449_7dc5...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6965114449_7dc501890f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6965114449/)
jumper (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6965114449/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6224/6213708439_d877...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6224/6213708439_d877914988_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6213708439/)
on the road (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6213708439/) by jj birder...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,263
Posted By j j
Hi Børge I thoroughly enjoyed your words and...

Hi Børge

I thoroughly enjoyed your words and pictures in the article and posted here. I will delve deeper into your articles in search of inspiration and tips.

It is hilarious how "I am definitely...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6,667
Posted By j j
Thanks Bruce. A good read. I'll look out for your...

Thanks Bruce. A good read. I'll look out for your Silvermax comparison. It's nice to have new B&W options, isn't it.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,548
Posted By j j
Maybe this surfaced earlier in the thread but...

Maybe this surfaced earlier in the thread but "killer" just means something more likely to attract customers in a particular market (in this example a 36x24 sensor in a camera that isn't a SLR).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6125/5942597436_27f7...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6125/5942597436_27f7fb0169_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5942597436/)
anarchofeminism (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5942597436/) by jj birder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 37,491
Posted By j j
Under the redesigned cosmetics it is a regular...

Under the redesigned cosmetics it is a regular working Leica (or so I am told; I don't have one to hand). In other words, it really is a camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By j j
An example would help people to see your problem...

An example would help people to see your problem and advise. In your position I would check the film first, try different software (such as Vuescan) and then look at the hardware.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-04-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5104/5646282965_f778...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5104/5646282965_f77800b473_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5646282965/)
this is just a small selection (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5646282965/)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 17,976
Posted By j j
Welsh...

Welsh ffôn

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/4963774003_3c68b16f3b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/4963774003/)
e-bost testun ffôn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/4963774003/)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 17,976
Posted By j j
This one has seen better...

This one has seen better days

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/9547524080_04f447d571_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9547524080/)
SAM_1668 - Version 2...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By j j
I enjoyed that, thanks. Viewing the set was like...

I enjoyed that, thanks. Viewing the set was like stepping carefully over a recently flooded area. Small details nicely seen. I also enjoyed the pathway (literally) crossed over by the flood.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-01-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,564
Posted By j j
Photography is a luxury isn't it?

Photography is a luxury isn't it?
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-01-2013
Replies: 2,629
Views: 381,612
Posted By j j
That dog looks a bit spectral!

That dog looks a bit spectral!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8419/8834823216_a951...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8419/8834823216_a951dd1ce6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834823216/)
macaws and door (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834823216/) by jj birder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,098
Posted By j j
Roger, what are your non-alarmist drivel-free...

Roger, what are your non-alarmist drivel-free thoughts on why camera sales are down?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-27-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,098
Posted By j j
He writes well (as usual). The comparative lack...

He writes well (as usual). The comparative lack of spare cash in many people's pockets and accounts must also have had a toll.

Klaus, many people for many years have predicted that technology has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,929
Posted By j j
It makes me laugh when people go on internet...

It makes me laugh when people go on internet forums to denounce social networking so thanks for the chuckles in this thread.

Depth of focus and close focusing make a decent phone camera excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 6,958
Posted By j j
Nikos72 That's not the same as "You need the...

Nikos72

That's not the same as "You need the consent of the person you want to take a photo of prior to doing so."

People may have redress if you publish but you do not have to ask permission to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 6,958
Posted By j j
This is very well put... "but I think a smile, a...

This is very well put... "but I think a smile, a nod and maybe a thank you should suffice"

But this leaves me baffled... "Restricting oneself from taking candids of children, sleepers or homeless...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By j j
A dirty mirror can and does make a difference....

A dirty mirror can and does make a difference. When I had a dusty mirror in a scanner it diffused the image and created glowing highlight halos.

For what it's worth I read that the mirror in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By j j
Writer, director and photographer = three...

Writer, director and photographer = three professions!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By j j
Thank you. I hadn't noticed the name in the...

Thank you. I hadn't noticed the name in the website link.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By j j
If that is a full-resolution scan at 100% those...

If that is a full-resolution scan at 100% those are tiny. Would they show at all at normal sizes?

Might the scanner be picking up imperfections in the film rather than a software/hardware issue?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By j j
Whatever the camera that is an arresting image...

Whatever the camera that is an arresting image that works very well as a poster. I bet you have a big grin on your face when walking past that!

When you say "your new show" in what sense do you...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,024
Posted By j j
If it is like the NX100 (I expect it will be as...

If it is like the NX100 (I expect it will be as they are viewfinder and non-viewfinder versions from the same generation of cameras) there is a manual focus aid of sorts. It's a vertical column that...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By j j
Which version? TVS3 manual is at these...

Which version? TVS3 manual is at these links.

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/contax/contax_t_vs_iii/contax_t_vs_iii.htm

http://www.kyoceraimaging.com/manual.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 8,420
Posted By j j
Ha ha! You say that with such authority Mr...

Ha ha! You say that with such authority Mr Prefect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 8,420
Posted By j j
Yes, European youth in the 1980s caught up with...

Yes, European youth in the 1980s caught up with and understood On The Road (and other influences from that direction such as The Velvet Underground and Nico) in a big way.

By that time Burgess was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 8,420
Posted By j j
It's not really your call to deny "but still he...

It's not really your call to deny "but still he remains the most important to me personally" is it Roger?

Out of interest, what is THE MOST important in your personal view? How about one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 8,420
Posted By j j
Be assured that Kerouac is extremely well known...

Be assured that Kerouac is extremely well known in Europe among those who read. Not exactly fashionable now like he was 20 and 30 years ago but by any reasonable measure he is well known and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/8074040301_4052...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/8074040301_4052a76944_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8074040301/)
birding in holmes gut, flamborough head...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,249
Posted By j j
Swap the word Apple for the word Leica. It's much...

Swap the word Apple for the word Leica. It's much the same issue.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By j j
Their SLR lenses tend towards big but the 12mm is...

Their SLR lenses tend towards big but the 12mm is designed for mirrorless. Size unknown.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By j j
Is Vuescan set for multiple passes?

Is Vuescan set for multiple passes?
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-30-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,587
Posted By j j
I agree with Sparrow. If it were me the moment...

I agree with Sparrow. If it were me the moment would have passed by the time I had consulted a table and adjusted my camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2013
Replies: 922
Views: 177,401
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8594077718_11b3...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8594077718_11b3a3d824_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8594077718/)
two trees (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8594077718/) by jj birder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,406
Posted By j j
Nice explanation Margus. They look like the dusk...

Nice explanation Margus. They look like the dusk hours.

John
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By j j
Ask the maker direct?...

Ask the maker direct? http://www.billingham.co.uk/pages/contact.php
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By j j
I hear you on all things except "...just too nice...

I hear you on all things except "...just too nice to get slung about...". I have had a Billingham for 15 years or more and despite our many adventures it looks hardly used. I would love it to be an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-29-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,745
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6126/5942589580_efd3...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6126/5942589580_efd30a5e1b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5942589580/)
curved corner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/5942589580/) by jj birder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,406
Posted By j j
Hi tsiklonaut Nice photos (as always). I notice...

Hi tsiklonaut

Nice photos (as always). I notice you process a lot of your scans quite dark. Is there a particular reason for that? Just curious...

Lovely to see your Honduras pics earlier in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By j j
I use an Aria and a 139Q and my 50mm is the 1.7...

I use an Aria and a 139Q and my 50mm is the 1.7 so not the exact same but the principle/style remains.

When shooting aperture priority the ISO dial is placed perfectly for me as it is the exposure...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,067
Posted By j j
Ha ha! Yari I think you just got told off! I...

Ha ha! Yari I think you just got told off!

I used filters on all my lenses for all the reasons stated so far. Until I got my first DSLR. Then I saw clear differences with and without filters when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2013
Replies: 353
Views: 46,793
Posted By j j
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/9596482953_0f4e...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/9596482953_0f4e4fe14f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9596482953/)
SAM_2054 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9596482953/) by jj...
Forum: Photo Software 08-24-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By j j
I switched the other way so my experience is...

I switched the other way so my experience is generic but perhaps worth thinking on.

I moved all my files into Aperture. On reflection wished I had kept my previous work in Lightroom and used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6142/6188983412_130b...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6142/6188983412_130b1f8393_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6188983412/)
scrapping (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6188983412/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By j j
That's pretty much how I take photos. I like...

That's pretty much how I take photos. I like clusters of images. I stumbled across this abandoned cinema the other day.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9547560722_a4e91f505a_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,369
Posted By j j
;-) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9566513192...

;-)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/9566513192_3c1dd250ed_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9566513192/)
fly in a sea of yellow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9566513192/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,369
Posted By j j
I thought we were all winners? Here's an...

I thought we were all winners? Here's an insect...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9476197109_f12f0693ce_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9476197109/)
under a peacock...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
I'll try and take it more seriously from now on!...

I'll try and take it more seriously from now on! Nice Catch 22.

bchaconne welcome to RFF.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,369
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3649/3322923442_b4bc...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3649/3322923442_b4bcb80c20_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3322923442/)
mouth moth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3322923442/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
I guess it would have been more classy not to but...

I guess it would have been more classy not to but I couldn't find a straight 17 and I was itching to use 1920!

Thanks for playing...

Srono, cars mostly look the same to me but that one is superb.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
17 (the sign explains that Dick Turpin was hanged...

17 (the sign explains that Dick Turpin was hanged here in 1739)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6856046223_9b31076fa8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6856046223/)
site of the wonky...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2013
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,952
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9544743673_e7b7...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9544743673_e7b7d151f8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9544743673/)
immobile phone (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9544743673/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2013
Replies: 224
Views: 18,974
Posted By j j
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6965025277_7c34...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6965025277_7c34e0fd51_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6965025277/)
lamp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6965025277/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,422
Posted By j j
Nice 'pecker Malcolm!

Nice 'pecker Malcolm!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,422
Posted By j j
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6092/6262988533_9330...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6092/6262988533_9330b6cf28_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6262988533/)
rainy day at the office (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6262988533/) by jj...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
14 http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8116/8628508541_...

14

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8116/8628508541_33d7537505_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8628508541/)
1914 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8628508541/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
That's the stop for the number 13 bus to...

That's the stop for the number 13 bus to Copmanthorpe. The scan is a bit poor; perhaps it's not legible.

Maybe this one is better...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6037/6326401389_1ed22e4f84_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2013
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,189
Posted By j j
A friends...

A friends band...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6931410475_152ca1a1bb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6931410475/)
viewer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6931410475/) by jj...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3323/4622913478_39cc...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3323/4622913478_39cc5ccc9a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/4622913478/)
12 in 8 minutes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/4622913478/) by jj birder...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-16-2013
Replies: 2,629
Views: 381,612
Posted By j j
Inspiring photo Chris. Wonderfully balanced...

Inspiring photo Chris. Wonderfully balanced composition. Simple and effective. Perfect exposure. Gorgeous light. It could be first (or last) page of a great American novel. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
Nice one...

Nice one mep

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6818951144_0bde3aafd8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6818951144/)
IMG_5227 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6818951144/) by jj...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 11,524
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3047/3285822536_053c...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3047/3285822536_053c4a0080_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3285822536/)
galápagos sealion (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3285822536/) by jj...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By j j
W/NW Counting

Anyone got a 2?

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6060/6326447205_dbec653dd9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6326447205/)
1b (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6326447205/) by jj birder...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-15-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,406
Posted By j j
No. Only a couple of good ones. After digital...

No. Only a couple of good ones. After digital became so (potentially) perfect I came to appreciate process imperfections that would have annoyed me retro en diem.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2013
Replies: 193
Views: 36,181
Posted By j j
I don't know what the best is but my favourite is...

I don't know what the best is but my favourite is the EOS5. I'm surprised how many people here agree.

I like it because for my perspective there is just enough tech to make it easy to use but not so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 7,928
Posted By j j
Because OMG!

Because OMG!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-15-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 7,714
Posted By j j
Did/do people put photos on Flickr in order to...

Did/do people put photos on Flickr in order to accumulate stats? That's an aspect of photography I had not really considered. It nice to get a few hits and comments but isn't it mostly an indication...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,161
Posted By j j
It is not a law. Even if it became one it would...

It is not a law. Even if it became one it would not stop photos such as that one by Clayne: the subjects do not appear harassed and in any case they are not in California.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,161
Posted By j j
Petapixel knows how to push the moral panic...

Petapixel knows how to push the moral panic buttons. What part of your photography needs to “seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes the child or ward, and … serves no legitimate purpose.” ?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2013
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,962
Posted By j j
An amazing summer for peacock butterflies here in...

An amazing summer for peacock butterflies here in England. There were at least 200 on this one bush.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9512964954_4221e6b256_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2013
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,601
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9487401407_72d4...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/9487401407_72d4322b6d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9487401407/)
missy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9487401407/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2013
Replies: 335
Views: 39,196
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/9427107712_422f...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/9427107712_422f1be0bf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9427107712/)
morning bird (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9427107712/) by jj birder...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,098
Posted By j j
Some of you folks should get a hobby. Using...

Some of you folks should get a hobby. Using chatrooms to gather a posse for a session of internet bullying is not cool. You say on your info panels that you are adults. At least one of you claims to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-13-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By j j
That's a different company.

That's a different company.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By j j
Cliche, yes, meaningless, no.

Cliche, yes, meaningless, no.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By j j
I'd rather leave the freedom to delete. But...

I'd rather leave the freedom to delete. But deleting long and popular threads in their entirety is a miserable act.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By j j
As football managers say after a notable exit "no...

As football managers say after a notable exit "no one is bigger than the club".
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-11-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,211
Posted By j j
Save yourself some grief and sell it. If you are...

Save yourself some grief and sell it. If you are looking for a camera that out performs (or even matches) a 5D3 you will not find it in a crop sensor camera from several years ago. There are many...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By j j
I would argue that point is not yet. Possibly...

I would argue that point is not yet. Possibly never. A camera can record the scene but only a craftsman can make data into a photograph.

I recall the fuss when a camera trap pic won the Wildlife...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-09-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 31,590
Posted By j j
I presume that's the G1? The G2 can focus in the...

I presume that's the G1? The G2 can focus in the dark.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By j j
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2823/9456834671_6a43...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2823/9456834671_6a43c3d4e2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9456834671/)
large white and purple (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9456834671/) by jj...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2013
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,189
Posted By j j
Great...

Great thread.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/9459431818_c9ac51a7a6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9459431818/)
bright peacock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9459431818/) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By j j
Mexican suitcase article

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/special-report-how-my-fathers-face-turned-up-in-robert-capas-lost-suitcase-8744955.html
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,090
Posted By j j
That "why I haven't used my DSLR for months"...

That "why I haven't used my DSLR for months" article chimes pretty well with the RFF ethos does it not?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2013
Replies: 320
Views: 37,955
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/9427106592_b418...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/9427106592_b418f8ac8f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9427106592/)
winter sunrise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9427106592/) by jj birder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,237
Posted By j j
Thanks nherment for an interesting contribution....

Thanks nherment for an interesting contribution. On the face of it the ruling is disconcerting. I would hope that exposing someone's extremist past would be in the public interest.

To introduce a...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By j j
All I know about flash is from wildlife but the...

All I know about flash is from wildlife but the principles still apply. At a distance flash is a point of light and shadows are harsh. When you move close the flash stops acting as a point of light...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-25-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 12,200
Posted By j j
Haha! I had already copied “To photograph people...

Haha! I had already copied “To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects...
Forum: Travel 07-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By j j
Thank you for your kind comment. I made the...

Thank you for your kind comment. I made the arrangements before I left UK and booked through a birding lodge in Mindo. You can book from home or when there: everywhere in Ecuador seems to sell trips...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By j j
The advice from Chris and others is good. But...

The advice from Chris and others is good. But it's not what I do so I'm going to explain further.

I do not want to print larger than a sheet of A3 (and even then I like a white border). I do not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By j j
I make full size scans with my Minolta 5400 and...

I make full size scans with my Minolta 5400 and set Vuescan to resize for me on output. I get manageable 10MP files. The only risk is that should I ever need to print a huge picture I would need to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 8,780
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3515/3284855740_0c05...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3515/3284855740_0c055e80e5_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3284855740/)
Black-tipped Reef Shark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/3284855740/) by...
Forum: Travel 07-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By j j
Wonderful country for visiting and for...

Wonderful country for visiting and for photography. Galapagos is expensive but if you are staying on a boat (as most do) you may have few extra costs as meals, guiding, transport and beds are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,456
Posted By j j
APX has been newly packaged old stock ever since...

APX has been newly packaged old stock ever since its return (or so I'm told) so was always going to run out. At least there will be another film in its place. So in my book this is a good thing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2013
Replies: 192
Views: 27,423
Posted By j j
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9270172003_92de...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/9270172003_92de266c3c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9270172003/)
green place (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9270172003/) by jj birder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,189
Posted By j j
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/9269912239_4ab8...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/9269912239_4ab8ee5c30_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9269912239/)
palette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9269912239/) by jj birder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,736
Posted By j j
As Peter_wrote wrote, there are some very literal...

As Peter_wrote wrote, there are some very literal interpretations here. When people use the adage "the pen is mightier than the sword" do we imagine a dual where one side is armed with a feather and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2013
Replies: 1,410
Views: 346,533
Posted By j j
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9270162969_fe8b...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9270162969_fe8b8dc367_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9270162969/)
bones (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/9270162969/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6855584833_7855...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6855584833_785560bb91_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6855584833/)
three centuries of sheffield (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/6855584833/) by...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-12-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,864
Posted By j j
He says "My hope is that [black and white]...

He says "My hope is that [black and white] materials will be available for a long time—the Ilford company appears to be in good position to continue this role."
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,014
Posted By j j
The photos look to me like they were not flat in...

The photos look to me like they were not flat in the scanner. They look to be in focus yet not sharp (if that makes sense).

Grain is often a sign of bad scanning. I think what has happened with the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-12-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,864
Posted By j j
I enjoyed the article, like the photos and don't...

I enjoyed the article, like the photos and don't see any problem with the text.

The views expressed in the article seem typical of film advocates including many of us here at RFF: regret at the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-12-2013
Replies: 2,629
Views: 381,612
Posted By j j
Have you ever thought of doing a book of your US...

Have you ever thought of doing a book of your US flag photos Chris? It could be a seller judging by the love of the flag that is so widely evident in your country. Your fine eye for the whimsical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By j j
If you look at the left side of the front page of...

If you look at the left side of the front page of RFF page there is a RFF sponsor called Precision. I think they do a discount for RFF folks. People speak highly of them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,672
Posted By j j
Thanks for posting Stewart. It shows that Flickr...

Thanks for posting Stewart. It shows that Flickr was in a steep and protracted decline up until the redesign and has leveled off since. But that is for ranking in comparison with other much-used...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16,888
Posted By j j
Lss: Good point well made about the lenses. And...

Lss: Good point well made about the lenses.

And I agree about the small Sony cameras. I went for a Samsung for the little bit larger body with a nice small standard lens. I intended to use it for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,672
Posted By j j
And I like the new navigation tabs. I forgot that...

And I like the new navigation tabs. I forgot that one until I looked back at your screengrab examples and saw the great big buttons and scroll-down menu tabs that make it so easy to find stuff now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,672
Posted By j j
I like to scroll through photos without clicking...

I like to scroll through photos without clicking to the next page after only a few pics.

I like seeing photos at a decent size without clicking each one.

I like to look at several photos without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,672
Posted By j j
It wouldn't be a Flickr knee-jerk rant thread...

It wouldn't be a Flickr knee-jerk rant thread without this trite statement.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16,888
Posted By j j
Great build quality. Unique focus system (for a...

Great build quality. Unique focus system (for a digital). Superb lenses. Classic design. Leica gets a big tick for all of those. But size? The Leica M system is the biggest and heaviest compact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 6,672
Posted By j j
True. But weeping and wailing and gnashing of...

True. But weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth and thinking up hyperbolic thread titles is much more fun than working out how to use something.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By j j
In your position if I wanted a tele for a live...

In your position if I wanted a tele for a live view Leica I would grab a good quality and small size SLR 135mm or even 200mm. That wouldn't play well with your film Leicas but it sounds like this is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-07-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By j j
Plenty of great stuff on safari for a Leica and a...

Plenty of great stuff on safari for a Leica and a short tele. Why not? Your holiday. Your fun.

But not all SLRs are big and heavy compared to a Leica; there are other reasons to choose a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By j j
http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/optical/support/ma...

http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/optical/support/manual.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,062
Posted By j j
Easy in San Fransisco or Jakata maybe but where I...

Easy in San Fransisco or Jakata maybe but where I live maintaining 20C is enough of a hassle for much of the year let alone 38C. And B&W doesn't require exactly 20C to work well. And I can get C41...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By j j
A polarising filter will eliminate leaf shine....

A polarising filter will eliminate leaf shine. Cameras (digi and film) pick up more shine from leaves than we see with our eyes.

Kirbot. Scan looks good. If that without PP you might want to check...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,886
Posted By j j
$100k of Velvia? That must be about 20 rolls!

$100k of Velvia? That must be about 20 rolls!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,835
Posted By j j
Yes, OOF backgrounds are very much part of Ian's...

Yes, OOF backgrounds are very much part of Ian's style. Bird artists often use a selective focus style for the same reason as portrait photographers: to isolate the subject. Some also use colour only...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2013
Replies: 725
Views: 171,406
Posted By j j
Only you using? Quite possibly so. Few people...

Only you using? Quite possibly so. Few people have the expertise to operate and maintain machinery like yours (I know I don't) not to mention the space or spare cash.

Only you appreciating? Far from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,835
Posted By j j
Exactly, except here it is like viewing a large...

Exactly, except here it is like viewing a large format photo at 35mm size. Not much apparent grain in the photo nor many visible pencil strokes in the art!

When I worked in illustrated factual...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By j j
Have to agree with Richard G's comment. That was...

Have to agree with Richard G's comment. That was a wonderful interview. Humble and impressive are the words that came to my mind, too.

McCullin seems to be moved deeply by the suffering that he...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By j j
It's nice to hear from someone who is content...

It's nice to hear from someone who is content with their gear. We hear too little of that on the Internet.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By j j
I hope you mean ultimate and not terminal.

I hope you mean ultimate and not terminal.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,760
Posted By j j
Magnum .44 to Parr's Magnum ice cream?

Magnum .44 to Parr's Magnum ice cream?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8127/8834835830_28ef...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8127/8834835830_28efd28b25_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834835830/)
Ho (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834835830/) by jj birder...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/8834762794_d30f...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/8834762794_d30f4d7abb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834762794/)
11 o'clock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8834762794/) by jj birder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 9,570
Posted By j j
Press the big button and the meter starts; flick...

Press the big button and the meter starts; flick the switch surrounding it and the exposure locks: index finger on the shutter, second finger on the button, third finger on the AE lock switch.

If...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 9,570
Posted By j j
I too got a 139 from Peter Robinson (you can see...

I too got a 139 from Peter Robinson (you can see mine among the recent examples on his For Sale page; it's the one in black lizard pattern leather). I bought it to shoot alongside my Aria and like it...
Forum: Photo Software 06-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By j j
Best and easiest digital B&W conversion is Silver...

Best and easiest digital B&W conversion is Silver Efex.

Best advice on scanning I have read is from RFF regular Chris Crawford. Chris' advice on processing is based on Photoshop but applies equally...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,026
Posted By j j
Any links to something more official than a forum...

Any links to something more official than a forum post that says a website says someone's facebook page says someone in their town had a problem?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8196054924_af67...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8196054924_af67e4e716_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8196054924/)
pavement hieroglyphs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8196054924/) by jj...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2013
Replies: 12,119
Views: 4,474,737
Posted By j j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8030939772_8a9d...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8030939772_8a9da99efe_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8030939772/)
No 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjbirder/8030939772/) by jj birder...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-21-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6,760
Posted By j j
I don't think that's a controversial view Paul....

I don't think that's a controversial view Paul. Lots of people think similarly (see any Parr thread on RFF, comments on the link from the OP or look at Parr's protracted route into Magnum).

I find...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-21-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By j j
Samsung NX

What I like about this new camera is...

The huge touch screen would be great for composition and viewing.

Being able to WiFi my RAWs to safety would be so much easier than juggling cards when on...
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