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Forum: Photography General Interest 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,007
Posted By Richard G
Absolutely. Outrageous.

Absolutely. Outrageous.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful. Thanks.

Wonderful. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 6,358
Posted By Richard G
Well done boffins. It was only on Monday that I...

Well done boffins. It was only on Monday that I started exploring yellow filter options for this lens. I intend to leave it on my Monochrom. In many ways the filter adapter is what I want. I have a...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By Richard G
To paraphrase Homer: “Fuji: is there nothing they...

To paraphrase Homer: “Fuji: is there nothing they can’t do?” (originally said of donuts ...)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,567
Posted By Richard G
You’re all class Helen. As usual. So generous....

You’re all class Helen. As usual. So generous.

I’m not buying anything. I already have a lot of stuff. Maybe I should buy for the economy’s sake and the store I support where I bought both my Leica...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1584356133.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,438
Views: 482,079
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1584356133.SEQ.0.jpg

On the original Monochrom.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
Robert, that Monochrom was not wasted in your...

Robert, that Monochrom was not wasted in your hands. Great shots.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Robert for noticing mine.

Thanks Robert for noticing mine.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567063732.SEQ.0.jpg

35 Summilux version 2
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567317996.SEQ.0.jpg

35 Summilux version 2
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
Can't wait to see Helen's shots.

Can't wait to see Helen's shots.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
Really nice. Intimate, revealing and bite.

Really nice. Intimate, revealing and bite.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Richard G
Wow. Good work with a 90 year old camera.

Wow. Good work with a 90 year old camera.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 930
Posted By Richard G
https://www.instagram.com/elmgold2/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/elmgold2/?hl=en
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Richard G
Fascinating photographer and thinker. Have a look...

Fascinating photographer and thinker. Have a look at his book The Nature of Photographs if you haven't seen it. Very cheap well produced paperback from Phaidon.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,196
Posted By Richard G
This is great. Welcome. I agree with Ko.Fe: your...

This is great. Welcome. I agree with Ko.Fe: your view of what we might like to read will be very good for a start.

Now we can all feel better, one way or another. The collectors will be delighted...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By Richard G
Anne doesn't want to drop too much cash for the...

Anne doesn't want to drop too much cash for the new Thambar so shooting with her 90 Elmar collapsed will produce a similar effect.....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Richard G
I just put it on a digital Leica, or film before...

I just put it on a digital Leica, or film before them, and use it all the time. I visit my usual haunts. My only problem with a lens was binding focus helical on a lovely Rollei Sonnar 40. I sent it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-22-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8,851
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1516779807.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-22-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8,851
Posted By Richard G
Monochrom again. Great for this...

Monochrom again. Great for this lens.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1445154602.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-22-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8,851
Posted By Richard G
51 Cadillac. Leica Monochrom. Prints glorious at...

51 Cadillac. Leica Monochrom. Prints glorious at A2.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1445154601.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,486
Posted By Richard G
An old Rolleiflex (mine an Automat with 75 Xenar)...

An old Rolleiflex (mine an Automat with 75 Xenar) absolutely needs the hood.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,486
Posted By Richard G
My first two lenses had the hood reversed to put...

My first two lenses had the hood reversed to put on the cap. Great Leitz design. My second most recent lens, the Summaron-M, has a glorious hood, very valuable and bulky and with the deep set front...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,008
Posted By Richard G
The metered field in absolute terms with a 28mm...

The metered field in absolute terms with a 28mm lens is much larger than with a 50. In the Leica M5 manual, for instance, the metering field of the 135mm lens is given by the rangefinder patch alone,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-17-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,008
Posted By Richard G
Post 51: pure gold. It should be a sticky.

Post 51: pure gold. It should be a sticky.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-16-2020
Replies: 500
Views: 167,775
Posted By Richard G
Love this thread.

Love this thread.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-15-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for posting this great article. The...

Thanks for posting this great article. The history of Hasselblad was most interesting too. Well done.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-14-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Richard G
Here's the thread on RFF I mentioned with...

Here's the thread on RFF I mentioned with Summaron-M shots:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159408
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-14-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,008
Posted By Richard G
Kostya I use an M9 and Monochrom. With 28 and...

Kostya I use an M9 and Monochrom. With 28 and wider I have to seriously take into account the sky and meter pointing downwards and lock it with a half-press if I have the shutter speed dial set to A....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-12-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,008
Posted By Richard G
Couldn’t read all of this today. But, 28mm lenses...

Couldn’t read all of this today. But, 28mm lenses take exposure from sky to a great extent, leading to underexposure and flat looking images on Auto.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Richard G
M Mount only, unfortunately. Tiny. Wonderful...

M Mount only, unfortunately. Tiny. Wonderful lens. Lives on my chrome M9-P. The light fall off to left and right can't be replicated so easily in Lightroom. It is sharp. The original advertising...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Richard G
This looks to be an electronics problem. Might...

This looks to be an electronics problem. Might need sensor replacement, but may be a simpler software reprogramming or a different electronic problem. This doesn’t look like the moisture related...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,558
Posted By Richard G
1. The bear claw tab on my v4 Canadian Summicron...

1. The bear claw tab on my v4 Canadian Summicron would be my favourite thing about it, if it’s not the lightness compared to the chrome Summilux it replaced. The next ergonomic genius Leitz put into...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2020
Replies: 109
Views: 3,558
Posted By Richard G
Who carries your gear? The rigid and the DR are...

Who carries your gear? The rigid and the DR are heavier than a version 4 (black).
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-29-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By Richard G
AirDrop too can be fickle to power up but it is a...

AirDrop too can be fickle to power up but it is a good way to do this when it’s working. Email would also work. The clear need of the card reader is in the field with recent camera files. Apple might...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Richard G
The Elmarit M....

The Elmarit M. Biting.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4112/5088054083_41e80b89be_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8KBBdp)
Rosetable (https://flic.kr/p/8KBBdp) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,238
Posted By Richard G
Yes. The grain from Kodacolor 400 even was pretty...

Yes. The grain from Kodacolor 400 even was pretty savage. And it was merciless with any underexposure, unlike say Fuji Superia 200 or 400 now.

And I also see envelopes in my archives of Kodacolor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,238
Posted By Richard G
In Melbourne Australia I used Plus X (100 ASA),...

In Melbourne Australia I used Plus X (100 ASA), Tri-X, Panatomic X (32 ASA) Kodacolor 100 and 400 ASA, Kodachrome 25 and Kodachrome 64. Ektachrome 160. All bought from the local pharmacy. I also used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,276
Posted By Richard G
I use the Macro Elmar a lot as collapsible and...

I use the Macro Elmar a lot as collapsible and very sharp. But I love the Elmarit M and used it recently. The pictures from it have a 'bite'.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Richard G
This one has that 3D look they talk of. Wide open...

This one has that 3D look they talk of. Wide open at 1/60s on Tri-X

https://live.staticflickr.com/7270/7122773115_b0652627e1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bRq5i2)
W and A (https://flic.kr/p/bRq5i2) by...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Richard G
My C Sonnar was a revelation when I got it, a...

My C Sonnar was a revelation when I got it, a couple of years before I got a digital Leica. I used it nearly always on an M6: great combination. This was my first new car, 2009. The Sonnar wide open...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-24-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Richard G
In reverse order of importance: lovely shot...

In reverse order of importance: lovely shot Corran; trust your own skill LC, and the 50; and wow Ranger9 blowing us all out of the water. Sounds spot on.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By Richard G
A lens for a lifetime. Wonderful character also...

A lens for a lifetime. Wonderful character also at f5,6. Compact. Well made. You may never notice focus shift, especially on film. Waste a roll and do test shots with your own lens. The Zeiss colours...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,830
Posted By Richard G
Here's good advice from an expert. I bought an...

Here's good advice from an expert. I bought an Automat from around 1951 in the classifieds here on RFF, with that Xenar 75. Very light. Ridiculously so. The camera is mostly air. And silent. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,314
Posted By Richard G
Trips generally require a sensible compromise,...

Trips generally require a sensible compromise, combined with the can’t do without. The latter looks like where most errors of judgment occur. Particular trips demand certain things like waterproof...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-18-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,063
Posted By Richard G
Gregory Simpson’s three part review of the...

Gregory Simpson’s three part review of the original Monochrom was wonderful. This one too is convincing. The great thing about Leica is confortably living with old technology, not just a IIIf or M2,...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,614
Posted By Richard G
I was thinking about this, but of oneself: one's...

I was thinking about this, but of oneself: one's cat is so much better, for a stealth camera.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,614
Posted By Richard G
Instead of a convex domed slotted screw or a flat...

Instead of a convex domed slotted screw or a flat larger screw, what about a transparent polycarbonate concave screw-in button with a milled edge to the rim for finger tightening and unscrewing? This...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,063
Posted By Richard G
If you ever remove the domed screw on an earlier...

If you ever remove the domed screw on an earlier Leica to adjust the rangefinder, make sure you keep the lens on: it gets very tiny when it’s off and could easily fall into the camera. The M10M is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,063
Posted By Richard G
The screw is bigger, flat. I like it. I’m still...

The screw is bigger, flat. I like it. I’m still coming to terms with the missing frame line illumination window of recent digital Leicas, but this new screw helps defuse my resistance. Interesting.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,122
Posted By Richard G
One hesitates to say anything on this topic. A...

One hesitates to say anything on this topic.

A physicist PhD Robert Rohde @RARohde (not Australian so far as I know) presents some fascinating animations and graphs on this topic and others on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Richard G
Also, as a supermarket pepper grinder collector I...

Also, as a supermarket pepper grinder collector I never remove the stiff transparent plastic collar that retains the lid so I’m not likely to lose one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Richard G
The M2 pepper grinder is better.

The M2 pepper grinder is better.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,226
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1544316800.SEQ.2.jpg

I saw these two approach and took a couple of shots, but this shot after I passed them worked best. They had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By Richard G
Film defence from Helen completely unassailable....

Film defence from Helen completely unassailable. I remember that Porsche from a previous thread - those blacks. Such emotion in that picture, of just a car. (I know, not just a car.)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By Richard G
This is what I'd do. And I don't use SanDisk in...

This is what I'd do. And I don't use SanDisk in Leicas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Richard G
Indonesia?

Indonesia?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,904
Posted By Richard G
I love the rapid loading of my M6. But the M2...

I love the rapid loading of my M6. But the M2 spool is really not a big deal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,904
Posted By Richard G
Absolutely fascinating.

Absolutely fascinating.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,904
Posted By Richard G
I agree with all of this. And don’t forget (as...

I agree with all of this. And don’t forget (as you used one before) the M3 frame liens for the 50 have curved corners. I was shocked when I first looked at those and have never given an M3 a moment’s...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,707
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for comments and revisiting this. The...

Thanks for comments and revisiting this. The counter in my M6 went haywire and the disk had to be glued. The totally tactile M2 frame counter is decried as a cheap option but it’s eternal and may be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 39,593
Posted By Richard G
Thanks so much for noticing that one.

Thanks so much for noticing that one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 39,593
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/1800/29056484267_cc7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1800/29056484267_cc79bc5d49_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LgC5sF)
L9001315.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LgC5sF) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 404
Views: 39,593
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280229487_9e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280229487_9ea99eab70_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gymNaM)
Hawthorn (https://flic.kr/p/2gymNaM) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Richard G
Colour. That head scarf is much easier to enjoy...

Colour. That head scarf is much easier to enjoy and then dismiss in colour. The black and white makes it too much of a feature, paradoxically, as the tones are more contrasted and it seems like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By Richard G
M9-P and Monochrom. I can't complain. But the...

M9-P and Monochrom. I can't complain. But the OP's wife is something else.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By Richard G
I don’t use presets. Some files need nothing. If...

I don’t use presets. Some files need nothing. If I’ve been at pains to avoid blowing highlights I’ll raise the shadows with the slider. I might need to raise the exposure and the highlights too.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By Richard G
I’m sure I read here that there are no bad 35’s....

I’m sure I read here that there are no bad 35’s. Looks like the CV f 2.5 is your lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-28-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,905
Posted By Richard G
N.o. Nor about any other cameras. I am...

N.o.

Nor about any other cameras.

I am astonished there is this thread and it has so many positive responders.

Obviously I am not taking photography or my gear seriously enough.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 1,044
Views: 189,403
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48102559613_da...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48102559613_daf2fe205e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghEc76)
M2 35 Summicron Kentmere 100 1/125s f2 (https://flic.kr/p/2ghEc76) by Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,537
Posted By Richard G
Wow. That's a great shot.

Wow. That's a great shot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38,412
Posted By Richard G
This is a great thread. Don't apologise: I thank...

This is a great thread. Don't apologise: I thank you for resurrecting it. I bought mine from Pacific Rim Camera. http://www.pacificrimcamera.com.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for noticing mine Robert.

Thanks for noticing mine Robert.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Richard G
I’d get the Sekonic 308x for the key reason that...

I’d get the Sekonic 308x for the key reason that the lumisphere faces in the same direction as the display. For incident readings my original Gossen Sixtar (Piiot) and the new Sixtomat have an end...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Richard G
I read that the problem of the early ones will...

I read that the problem of the early ones will have declared itself and been fixed before any of us now would be in the hunt. I have a two lug chrome 134xxxx that came from DAG and it is fine. Your...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
Apparently an Aldi special a while back was an...

Apparently an Aldi special a while back was an electronic guitar tuner. People who had no guitar and couldn’t play still bought them. Must have led a few to get the guitar, try to tune it, strum a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
I agree with the “be happy”. All my photography...

I agree with the “be happy”. All my photography gear put together cost less than what I’d lose in one day buying a new Mercedes instead of my wonderful three year old second hand Citroen. Just don’t...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Posted By Richard G
My Monochrom might have been assembled more...

My Monochrom might have been assembled more carefully. I think they make incremental improvements over a long production run. It’s the same with cars.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,421
Posted By Richard G
Those three and especially the SM: Respect. 2015...

Those three and especially the SM: Respect. 2015 C5 Exclusive for me currently. No scars.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Richard G
I think it will suit you.

I think it will suit you.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-19-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
Thanks very much Allen.

Thanks very much Allen.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,421
Posted By Richard G
I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with...

I’m on a French car forum. We do the same with cars - and include former cars.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,421
Posted By Richard G
I really liked Barnwulf’s signature, a quote from...

I really liked Barnwulf’s signature, a quote from Giacometti. And another member’s quote of Spock about wanting being better than having. And others.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2019
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
Nice shots David, especially the one above (#5264)

Nice shots David, especially the one above (#5264)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Richard G
Yes. You're right. Here is Emerson Fittipaldi at...

Yes. You're right. Here is Emerson Fittipaldi at Goodwood nearly fifty years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxGn6XkPty8
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Richard G
Well, we’re an erudite and humorous bunch: the...

Well, we’re an erudite and humorous bunch: the clever twilight zone comment is trumped by the suggestion that everyone on the plane is smoking. I was being nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Richard G
Hand inspection of film. Two retired research...

Hand inspection of film.
Two retired research chemists.
And two prize wits.
Gotta love RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard G
I’m sure I’ve read this on RFF: “Wish I had the...

I’m sure I’ve read this on RFF: “Wish I had the <<insert camera of choice here>> when I took this one.” That’s the opportunity cost of not carrying your favourite camera. The OP’s question has worked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard G
Your amp goes to 11? :)

Your amp goes to 11?


:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard G
PS. Maybe you had to load a film. That itself is...

PS. Maybe you had to load a film. That itself is grand: opening the crinkly sleeve, the smell and the feel of the paper and the black backing and the tug of it all winding on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard G
This is not off topic, a reprinting of another...

This is not off topic, a reprinting of another wonderful essay of Nabokov’s: “Man and Things.”

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/man-and-things/amp
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Richard G
“Artists are more interested in making things...

“Artists are more interested in making things than things made.” Michael A Smith (or was it his wife, Paula Chamlee, f11 magazine. Sadly Michael and that magazine dec.)

So getting out the Rollei,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,687
Posted By Richard G
I’ve had rangefinder issues after professional...

I’ve had rangefinder issues after professional service. Fortunately I was able to adjust it myself. One magical service of my M2 in 2007 by a Wetzlar born and trained technician has it cooing sweetly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By Richard G
Thanks for that link. Hilarious comments. “He’s...

Thanks for that link. Hilarious comments. “He’s going to look more out of place at the Trump Jr impeachment.”
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,853
Posted By Richard G
It will be interesting to learn what the CFV 50...

It will be interesting to learn what the CFV 50 II weighs. It was the weight and the rectangular format that made me decide against the Phase One back.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By Richard G
I wish I had read this when I was 17. For some...

I wish I had read this when I was 17. For some months after I got my first camera I had no light meter. I used my mother’s camera’s light meter but soon just relied on the Kodak film box end guide....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,853
Posted By Richard G
The 50 is on my long-term list to add. I don't...

The 50 is on my long-term list to add. I don't 'need' it, but....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,853
Posted By Richard G
The 60 Distagon is a very versatile lens. Amazing...

The 60 Distagon is a very versatile lens. Amazing close focus distance. This allows isolation of the subject. The out of focus background is magic even with maximum aperture 'only' f 3.5. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Richard G
Take off the baseplate in the darkroom or dark...

Take off the baseplate in the darkroom or dark bag. Advance the film, fire the shutter and keep doing this. slowly the film falls out. If the advance lever won't freely advance, just toggle it back...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By Richard G
For months I had my Leica II and Nickel Elmar...

For months I had my Leica II and Nickel Elmar collapsed in the outer shallow pocket of my Crumpler shoulder bag that went everywhere with me. Daily carry for sure.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,677
Posted By Richard G
Yes, I miss his wit here. Very knowledgeable.

Yes, I miss his wit here. Very knowledgeable.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,677
Posted By Richard G
And Koolzakukumba: great photos in the Gallery....

And Koolzakukumba: great photos in the Gallery. He’s ‘busy’ with the Online Darkroom - but obviously busy with something else too.
Forum: RFF News 11-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Richard G
Photographer of the Beatles, Robert Freeman, dies

This article gives an account of the first photograph Freeman took of the Beatles, and some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,677
Posted By Richard G
I miss HTeasley and Tigerphil. AND...

I miss HTeasley and Tigerphil. AND OurManInTangier!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Richard G
The panoramic is brilliant. Love her expression....

The panoramic is brilliant. Love her expression. These two were obviously years ahead of their time. My congratulations, belated - from Australia.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By Richard G
I bought one from RFF classifieds. New beam...

I bought one from RFF classifieds. New beam splitter made the RF very useable. And it is the whole RF window, not a central patch like with an M. The VF one might adapt to, but the SBOOI finder is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-05-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
Thanks David. The Monochrom again of course.

Thanks David. The Monochrom again of course.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Richard G
CharlesDAMorgan http://www.rangefinderforum.com/r...

CharlesDAMorgan

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/74341/med_U74341I1572464315.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,637
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1472397174.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 25,469
Posted By Richard G
Great to see the acknowledgment of the M6 through...

Great to see the acknowledgment of the M6 through this thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 25,469
Posted By Richard G
Ten year ago? Leica M6 Leica M2 Olympus...

Ten year ago?

Leica M6
Leica M2
Olympus OM2n
Nikon F3 HP
Olympus Mju II
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 25,469
Posted By Richard G
1. Leica M6 2. Fuji X100 3. Leica M9 Monochrom 4....

1. Leica M6
2. Fuji X100
3. Leica M9 Monochrom
4. Konica Hexar AF
5. Hasselblad 500 C/M
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-03-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 39,635
Posted By Richard G
Nickel Elmar 50 3.5...

Nickel Elmar 50 3.5 (1932)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1468639122.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-03-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 39,635
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux at F1.4...

35 Summilux at F1.4 (1976)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg A
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,049
Posted By Richard G
Beautiful, Robert.

Beautiful, Robert.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,092
Posted By Richard G
This is a marvellous car. Air suspension. The...

This is a marvellous car. Air suspension. The owner lives down the hill. He took me in this car not far from here, down the hill at 100mph, the three pointed star up ahead, the car like a limpet on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1555022245.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
If you’re not decided on the Monochrom, and...

If you’re not decided on the Monochrom, and persuaded that your M9 or ME and their clever B and W jpegs or other software will do just fine, then don’t read Gregory Simpson’s extended 3 part review...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Richard G
This I am impressed by.

This I am impressed by.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-28-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
Yes, the second thread Rob. I think somewhere...

Yes, the second thread Rob. I think somewhere there I mention discovering in my Lightroom files some sharp wonderful black and white which I am sure must have been with the Monochrom but it was the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
Yes, and No. There's a good soothing thread here...

Yes, and No. There's a good soothing thread here at RFF on the M9 black and white output. The black and white jpegs in particular are very good. No-one needs the MM. But everything is different when...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1449196393.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,721
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1460980863.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,092
Posted By Richard G
Thanks David. Another with that...

Thanks David. Another with that lens:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1532818404.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,257
Posted By Richard G
Mine was replaced at almost five years. Subtly...

Mine was replaced at almost five years. Subtly affected. Noticed when photographing a vase of flowers against a plain wall on a tripod and using a small aperture. That was in November: the new sensor.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2019
Replies: 1,438
Views: 482,079
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1566706099.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 88,000
Posted By Richard G
It's a solitary business. Bob has great advice on...

It's a solitary business. Bob has great advice on this page. It's all about the individual and what he or she sees and what they find matters. In this sense likes on instagram and flickr can be very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,092
Posted By Richard G
Thanks Helen. Its the new Summaron. It is...

Thanks Helen. Its the new Summaron. It is wonderful little lens.

And confession: these are all OOC jpegs...... Further credit to the M9.

All in the one garden near us. Here is the M9-P shot like...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-26-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,092
Posted By Richard G
This little Summaron-M f5.6 28 is wonderful on...

This little Summaron-M f5.6 28 is wonderful on the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-26-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Richard G
Thank you Robert for kindly noticing one of mine.

Thank you Robert for kindly noticing one of mine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Richard G
There was no room for a centred tripod bush with...

There was no room for a centred tripod bush with the early Leica’s so compact. The shutter cover plate is very close to the base plate. Maybe the extra stability of the baseplate perforated cowling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Richard G
Mine’s always been like that. M5 much easier. M6...

Mine’s always been like that. M5 much easier. M6 far too easy - a lens could fall off if you don’t click it. The digital Ms are about right. A bit of nose grease might help the lens on. It should...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By Richard G
Very interesting. Thanks.

Very interesting. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Richard G
The half press to activate the meter, press a...

The half press to activate the meter, press a little further to lock exposure as you reframe and finally the further press to trip the shutter. All mechanical events.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Richard G
My M9-P is notchy either after it's first sensor...

My M9-P is notchy either after it's first sensor change, or since comparison with the much smoother M Monochrom. I've tried having it fixed but they achieved little. I don't think the M6 is much...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Richard G
I am not sure, and I am glad you recognize the...

I am not sure, and I am glad you recognize the medical aspect of all this. But to be practical, much as I love the silver lenses, and even enjoy the apparent perversity of using them on my one black...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,928
Posted By Richard G
PS We should now also drop the two t’s of Elliott...

PS We should now also drop the two t’s of Elliott and make it Puts.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,928
Posted By Richard G
This is forum is so beautifully literary. Leica...

This is forum is so beautifully literary. Leica Sanhedrin. Love that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Richard G
Love the Dali one. Also there's Philippe Halsman...

Love the Dali one. Also there's Philippe Halsman who took portraits of his subjects jumping. An anti-portrait in a sense.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Richard G
Love the door climbing one Kostya. It’s...

Love the door climbing one Kostya. It’s subversive and deliberate. But most important, it was a collaboration of the two of you.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,916
Posted By Richard G
This was in response to a similar question a...

This was in response to a similar question a while back:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By Richard G
There's all types. I have one of me an my wife...

There's all types. I have one of me an my wife with my camera taken by my sister in law. I love to see that photo. I took one posed of my wife and two children and my wife's sister. I adore that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Richard G
Choice delays or erodes skill with any particular...

Choice delays or erodes skill with any particular focal length. I take one lens and camera out nearly always. After keeping my 21 on the M5 all the time I mastered that focal length. I presumed I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,269
Posted By Richard G
Wow. This beats changing to an M2 advance lever...

Wow. This beats changing to an M2 advance lever and frame selector levers and removing the 28 and 75 frame masks, and maybe even the de chrome and repaint too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Richard G
Fortunately Ko.Fe timed this for when he was on a...

Fortunately Ko.Fe timed this for when he was on a golden streak in the Gallery here....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1570834803.SEQ.1.jpg

35mm Summilux v2
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,306
Posted By Richard G
Solved it looks like. I used 50 for years but...

Solved it looks like.

I used 50 for years but have progressed to 28 very often on the daily camera. Bill Pierce with a 35 on his camera swapped with a mate with a 50 so they could each take a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-18-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Posted By Richard G
Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem....

Congratulations. Good decision. Mine is a gem. Although I have an only two years older M9-P, the M9M is smoother and quieter in the shutter, coming close to my M2 for sheer sweetness of balance and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,269
Posted By Richard G
This will be good. But I use my Apple watch for...

This will be good. But I use my Apple watch for everything except telling the time: screening calls, checking SMS's. Voice messaging my wife, timing my exercise and the kms I've covered, satnav...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,269
Posted By Richard G
In an airport recently I read a wonderful...

In an airport recently I read a wonderful marketing story about Omega and the James Bond franchise. The real James Bond (Fleming's) had a Rolex. Omega approached the producers to get an Omega on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Richard G
Were you using a 45 degree prism with the...

Were you using a 45 degree prism with the Hasselblad? It’s good in the rain. That first colour shot is particularly good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Richard G
Well done. Wonderful machine for this sort of...

Well done. Wonderful machine for this sort of thing. Love the blacks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Richard G
Yes, for the two top left.

Yes, for the two top left.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 4,381
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4752/28219841319_ef5961197c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg)
The Doug Stirling Track, Lorne, Victoria (https://flic.kr/p/JZG4Eg) by Richard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By Richard G
Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)

Ahem. "K-Kla—Shoomp." (500C/M)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Richard G
Monochrom and Summikux...

Monochrom and Summikux 35

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1570834803.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Richard G
You'll save on not needing steel-capped boots....

You'll save on not needing steel-capped boots. Like so many modern devices, it's really the software.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Richard G
What I like a lot about my little II is no strap...

What I like a lot about my little II is no strap lugs. Makes it very easy to fit in a pocket having no strap. Mine has an 11 o'clock Nickel Elmar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Richard G
So glad I read that. Wonderful.

So glad I read that. Wonderful.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Richard G
OM2n. Always on (even when set to OFF) capacity...

OM2n. Always on (even when set to OFF) capacity for correct exposures in good light. Good battery life. Simple to use. I didn’t get my OM4 refurbished because it is clever, but complex and mine...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
PS. Ko.Fe I think is Russian and very...

PS. Ko.Fe I think is Russian and very knowledgeable. In slavic languages, and I presume this is true of Russian, a person or the OP (original poster) is designated masculine from a grammar point of...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
Thanks. Very good equipment of course, but it's...

Thanks. Very good equipment of course, but it's the photographer then, as usual. And your sharpening for the web at export is spot on.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
Forgive this mundane question, but what camera...

Forgive this mundane question, but what camera and lenses did you use? Are you perhaps a tripod lover: the Ukraine image in dimmer light is still so sharp.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
The air in all of these is so clear, even the...

The air in all of these is so clear, even the Ukraine city.
Forum: Travel 10-05-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Richard G
Stunning landscape. And Faris is also off...

Stunning landscape. And Faris is also off somewhere himself? It will turn out you taught him everything he knows. Welcome to RFF. And as Rob says, please keep posting.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-04-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 8,899
Posted By Richard G
Lovely pictures Luuca especially that first one,...

Lovely pictures Luuca especially that first one, and the last.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,049
Posted By Richard G
Hard to say which of these two is more regal....

Hard to say which of these two is more regal. Wonderful shot.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Richard G
I have a friend who on hearing of this wants to...

I have a friend who on hearing of this wants to contact him to hack his electric bike’s software.

The universal triumph of Alex Hude’s piece is his clear writing and sense of humour.

And he’s put...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 7,981
Posted By Richard G
One of the treasures of RFF is this thread....

One of the treasures of RFF is this thread. Thanks again.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,049
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1518426245.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1517921339.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,049
Posted By Richard G
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1569754288.SEQ.0.jpg



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/28906/med_U28906I1567331323.SEQ.0.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,467
Posted By Richard G
Lightness is not necessarily related to weight....

Lightness is not necessarily related to weight. Density plays a part. People are staggered how heavy a little Leica is. My M2 even with a black f2.8 lens seems heavy. My OM2n is too shallow in the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,309
Posted By Richard G
I must say I think this is right, even though...

I must say I think this is right, even though proposed here tongue in cheek perhaps. I'll bet your print sales pick up a bit now. The mystery of film, and that very sharp Elmar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,467
Posted By Richard G
OM2n and 50 1.8 is light and compact. Very clever...

OM2n and 50 1.8 is light and compact. Very clever camera.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Richard G
My brother is an engineer turned programmer. When...

My brother is an engineer turned programmer. When I whinge about the appalling software I have to use for work sometimes he assures me that most IT people should not be allowed to touch a computer....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Richard G
Now I’ve read the whole thing. It is absolutely...

Now I’ve read the whole thing. It is absolutely wonderful and so very very funny. What a guy.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Richard G
Wife pride lives. There’s hope.

Wife pride lives. There’s hope.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Richard G
I often find that if I haven’t tried hard enough...

I often find that if I haven’t tried hard enough with the framing or point of view, when I go back it’s not the same time of day and the shadows are different or it’s a month later and the light no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Richard G
I love digital for taking many many more than 4...

I love digital for taking many many more than 4 when exploring something interesting and new. Conversely, when out with my wife any delay is very very unpopular so I have to get one shot, in a hurry....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Richard G
First is the film. I just exposed most of a roll...

First is the film. I just exposed most of a roll of Tri-X at 100 ISO, in error. It gave me some lovely very useable dense negatives, and some shadow detail I would otherwise not have had. With colour...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,829
Views: 128,458
Posted By Richard G
So, where did you get breakfast?

So, where did you get breakfast?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Richard G
Intriguing. The spots are dark and so must be...

Intriguing. The spots are dark and so must be some damage to the emulsion. They are all the same size. Must have been a machine that did this. They are in line with the long axis of the film. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
Well, I’m learning even more. In the original...

Well, I’m learning even more. In the original thread I read us described as Calvinist. I liked that. Would you read anywhere other than here, something by I think Orville Robertson, many years ago,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-18-2019
Replies: 2,031
Views: 316,092
Posted By Richard G
https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/47402539812_1db...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7833/47402539812_1db773f500_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdNpBb)
L9002762.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdNpBb) by Richard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgm2/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
This is one of the most important things I learnt...

This is one of the most important things I learnt on RFF - not having heard Spock tell the Captain this on TV.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.

Well put Colonel. In a meta-thread.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
This is wonderful. Google Cache. Classics...

This is wonderful. Google Cache. Classics scholars and archaeologists know of texts now lost to us and write of them as you have done, but not with the missing text in front of them. Hopefully after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
There is some interesting analysis here too. Then...

There is some interesting analysis here too. Then when this thread is deleted I wonder how the discussion of it will go in the next thread about the huge mistake over the huge mistake over the huge...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,884
Posted By Richard G
Most of the interesting points were made by...

Most of the interesting points were made by others surely. No longer available to consider of course.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 316
Views: 73,427
Posted By Richard G
35 Summilux (on...

35 Summilux (on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 6,498
Posted By Richard G
Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of...

Remarkable those two serial numbers. The odds of that happening are very very small.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-13-2019
Replies: 5,573
Views: 855,443
Posted By Richard G
Love these but especially 9am break. The dog even...

Love these but especially 9am break. The dog even is struck by the spectacle of the elderly worker sitting on the end of the furrows.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 482
Views: 71,062
Posted By Richard G
Wonderful composition.

Wonderful composition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Richard G
If this is colour negative film then the band of...

If this is colour negative film then the band of white at the top of the affected image is not from a dense negative exposed to light, it's from something much denser still: black backing paper of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Richard G
You should do both for the satisfaction. Your...

You should do both for the satisfaction. Your costs for both look the same as for one most other parts of the world. You could then sell at a premium the famous one, timed for an anniversary of CCP...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Richard G
Loading a Hasselblad seems to have only two...

Loading a Hasselblad seems to have only two possible errors: where you place the roll in relation to the start arrows on the film. And forgetting to wind on ten revolutions to get the emulsion to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Richard G
If the spacing was increased you may have wound...

If the spacing was increased you may have wound on a bit too far on the magazine insert, beyond the two arrows on the film, before inserting it into the A12 casing. That might lead to one less shot...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By Richard G
Another great photographer dies. 'Modern Colour'...

Another great photographer dies. 'Modern Colour' is a fantastic and full revelation of his work.

Here's what I wrote for our photographic group:

More to my taste overall, and a very impressive...
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