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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,798
Posted By taxi38
Its possible that the 50 gives us what we see...

Its possible that the 50 gives us what we see minus periferal vision,wheras the 35 gives us what we see plus periferal vision; but gives too much importance to that perifery in the image.The image...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,891
Posted By taxi38
perfection has just the one direction however...

perfection has just the one direction however fcking it up a little has infinite possibilities.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2014
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,128
Posted By taxi38
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/13112/sml_U13112I1417779899.SEQ.0.jpg
wide-open pre-asph 35mm summilux ektar 400:landscape plus added objects.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-03-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 12,626
Posted By taxi38
To a question such as this, answers, that show...

To a question such as this, answers, that show fear and a lack of intelligence or sympathy, are themselves answered when viewing their owners work.A lack of understanding is indicative of producing
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 13,195
Posted By taxi38
At its best photography is a thought,an...

At its best photography is a thought,an expression of moment.As an OBJECT a great photograph is as an idea for a great novel that is never written,nothing more.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 7,352
Posted By taxi38
at the moment my main grip is the lens ,...

at the moment my main grip is the lens , viewfinder is a bent piece of wire bent to more or less to a 35mm view, wedged into the hotshoe.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 7,352
Posted By taxi38
May-be thats why mine was so cheap.

May-be thats why mine was so cheap.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2014
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,357
Posted By taxi38
Decided to put a little meat on the bone of my...

Decided to put a little meat on the bone of my digital discontent by joining the club rather than my habitual grumbling from the sidelines.An opportunity came my way, a brand new sony rx1 for 1299...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,225
Posted By taxi38
Why not use somebody elses video feed,......stay...

Why not use somebody elses video feed,......stay in and watch the football.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,981
Posted By taxi38
I've decided to try.,I use a pre-asph 35mm...

I've decided to try.,I use a pre-asph 35mm summilux and to be honest the hood has always got on my nerves,the two studs used to get the hood on the lens always interfere with the aperture ring,also...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-23-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,274
Posted By taxi38
While the portrait has a directness and honesty...

While the portrait has a directness and honesty to it ,it fails to hold my interest for long.The other image is far more interesting,having included a background that has interacted with the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-27-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,909
Posted By taxi38
Time for a coffee,...open the packet,real...

Time for a coffee,...open the packet,real coffee,..what a gorgeous smell !..now where's the coffee maker,unscrew it ,fill the bottom with mineral water,in with the filter and to the brim with freshly...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-24-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,909
Posted By taxi38
There's more to it than just choice....,digital...

There's more to it than just choice....,digital dismisses reality while film literally embraces it.Its the philosophy of your moment against the reflection of somebody else's .
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-26-2013
Replies: 122
Views: 32,296
Posted By taxi38
If he was to go digital,and he just might,if only...

If he was to go digital,and he just might,if only for the novelty of flipping through his images on his ipad at the end of the day,I think he'd go for a Nikon 1 V2.He was never one to worry about the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 15,684
Posted By taxi38
If you need to ask permission to take a photo...

If you need to ask permission to take a photo then it's essential that that is communicated to any potential viewers.What is possibly more interesting is that often permission is sought and given...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-19-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 20,973
Posted By taxi38
I think it's partly to do with the disappointment...

I think it's partly to do with the disappointment of 99.999% of the images from the monochrom that I've seen.ive not tried the camera myself but the chances of being in that 0.001% are ,frankly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 90,560
Posted By taxi38
What a mess of a camera,this has to be one of the...

What a mess of a camera,this has to be one of the uglier objects I've seen,as a camera it's very weight of deformity excludes instinctive use...IF YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY LOOK TO THE FUTURE...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 11,310
Posted By taxi38
Left footed. Left handed. Right eyed. . ...

Left footed. Left handed. Right eyed.
. . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,457
Posted By taxi38
Minox B,..mechanical marvel,takes practice to...

Minox B,..mechanical marvel,takes practice to get to the quality that it surprises you with,just a treat.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-24-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,409
Posted By taxi38
Art is something that moves the artist. An artist...

Art is something that moves the artist.
An artist is somebody who doesn't give a flying f*** what moves anybody else.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,409
Posted By taxi38
Art can only be created,reception is always...

Art can only be created,reception is always distorted.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2013
Replies: 146
Poll: 28mm vs 35mm
Views: 22,843
Posted By taxi38
What a fascinating thing to say,I'd be interested...

What a fascinating thing to say,I'd be interested if you could go a little deeper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,994
Posted By taxi38
We are dealing with very similar cameras here and...

We are dealing with very similar cameras here and while you make an interesting point ,for me ,the slight differences shown are quite fascinating .I use almost exclusively a 50 mm lens and am now...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,994
Posted By taxi38
Have to agree,I think the M4-2 gets a bad press...

Have to agree,I think the M4-2 gets a bad press because of its steel gears,mine is very smooth and the frame lines are simple and uncluttered .Have often thought to have my M6 changed to the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 4,161
Posted By taxi38
Two bodies ,one lens.

Two bodies ,one lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,059
Posted By taxi38
gut reaction was ¨never!¨,but in truth every shot...

gut reaction was ¨never!¨,but in truth every shot is arranged and controlled by my movement and by my waiting for the cheese to arrive.

ps., Im only referring to street photography,still lifes tend...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-09-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 32,296
Posted By taxi38
He insisted that his photos were printed...

He insisted that his photos were printed straight,no artifice,so raw would have been out as it requires some adjustment.So he would have gone for the best j-peg camera,which to my mind would have...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-06-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By taxi38
It could also be argued that in its short life...

It could also be argued that in its short life digital shooters have already fired off more frames than in the entire history of film photography.Yet searching through those same digital flickring...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,406
Posted By taxi38
terrific work Bob.

terrific work Bob.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 16,144
Posted By taxi38
This is someone I knew well who has retreated...

This is someone I knew well who has retreated into the shadows. Hoping to revive him.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-02-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,406
Posted By taxi38
this is a belief,my real life is far more stupid

this is a belief,my real life is far more stupid
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-29-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,406
Posted By taxi38
No.......but you have the image in your...

No.......but you have the image in your head,thats just as valuble.:)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-29-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,406
Posted By taxi38
If you care enough about what other people think...

If you care enough about what other people think your work is not that of an artist,.....you are not therefore an artist and your work is,by definition, not art.
So dont even think to please...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By taxi38
It could.be argued that this is actually...

It could.be argued that this is actually happening now,photographers who have never used film are trying it for the very first time.It would be interesting to hear an opinion of films merits from one...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-24-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,172
Posted By taxi38
Jaapv,youre obviously very knowledgable on these...

Jaapv,youre obviously very knowledgable on these issues but I remain unsure .Are you saying this gentleman is wrong or at best overly enthusiastic and the differences between sensors in making a bw...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-23-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,172
Posted By taxi38
A question.......... if every pixel can be used...

A question.......... if every pixel can be used to create shades of grey,or intensity,surely a black and white sensor must give a much sharper and more accurate image than a black and white image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,172
Posted By taxi38
What interests me is that the image will pass...

What interests me is that the image will pass through the camera less affected than with a colour sensor.This is a good thing.Unfortunatly academic as I dont see what I can sell in order to buy one...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-19-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 17,172
Posted By taxi38
I suppose theres no chance this might be the X2m...

I suppose theres no chance this might be the X2m and sell for a couple of thousand pounds...........?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,488
Posted By taxi38
Agree completely.

Agree completely.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By taxi38
Great choice eric23,Ihave one too and it gets the...

Great choice eric23,Ihave one too and it gets the most use because of its beautiful uncluttered viewfinder.Ive never put a motordrive on mine but if you feel the need cogs wont be stripped or damage...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2012
Replies: 311
Views: 60,488
Posted By taxi38
To be honest I, and others I think,werent waiting...

To be honest I, and others I think,werent waiting for a clone of an M9, we were waiting for a cheap copy with a proper rangefinder and some small ish manual focus lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2012
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,357
Posted By taxi38
Minox A111s and meter and half a dozen rolls of...

Minox A111s and meter and half a dozen rolls of film to replace my broken "b".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By taxi38
I know it wont be popular but if I was to buy...

I know it wont be popular but if I was to buy another leica film camera Id go for one of the M6 ttl varients.Ive always found the small shutter dial difficult in both its size and position and the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2012
Replies: 1,422
Views: 345,111
Posted By taxi38
Maddoc,....Im getting ! sound ! from this image,...

Maddoc,....Im getting ! sound ! from this image, great photo.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-09-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,414
Posted By taxi38
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We recognise that art is life and we try to capture it.We are recorders...... and taxi drivers and
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,840
Posted By taxi38
Bill Brant,...............some are montages

Bill Brant,...............some are montages
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,840
Posted By taxi38
Edward Weston

Edward Weston
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2010
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,265
Posted By taxi38
thanks,........think even I could manage that:D

thanks,........think even I could manage that:D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2010
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,265
Posted By taxi38
Am finding myself increasingly drawn to the...

Am finding myself increasingly drawn to the beautiful M5 and am wondering if the levers shown go with certain serial nos or is it that bits have dropped out or new parts etc,.I prefer the hollow...
Forum: Photo Software 04-15-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,508
Posted By taxi38
Im sure that we all find this...

Im sure that we all find this deplorable,.........my point is that possibly,I dont know this for sure obviously,but if not photoshop 5 then 6 or 7,this would have gone undetected........This is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 4,527
Posted By taxi38
The current MP seems to be more of a luxurious M6...

The current MP seems to be more of a luxurious M6 than a distant relative to the original MP.I wish someone,Tom?,could come up with a better design for the battery cover.
Forum: Photo Software 04-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,508
Posted By taxi38
If all images can be freely manipulated you will...

If all images can be freely manipulated you will be left with only your own experience as a reliable source of reality.
Forum: Photo Software 04-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,508
Posted By taxi38
No Steve ,thats not what Im thinking,these...

No Steve ,thats not what Im thinking,these programs will be used by anyone,maybe even me in the future,I already scan my negatives into photoshop 7.The difference here and with future programs is the...
Forum: Photo Software 04-11-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,508
Posted By taxi38
adobe cs5

rEality is LeaVing the building In two dayS
+e++++l+++v+++++++++++i++++++++s
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By taxi38
25asa is not so tough to use,.. on a normal day...

25asa is not so tough to use,.. on a normal day in england ive used my minox b with such a film and tech pan in 35mm.i think we all know that by using larger format better quality will result but not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By taxi38
fascinating surely the point is that ,...after...

fascinating


surely the point is that ,...after all these years of digital being the specialist in 1s and 0s ,giving it no choice but to be more "acccurate"if less interesting,........film is still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By taxi38
Thats terrible,I live here in Spain so I check...

Thats terrible,I live here in Spain so I check the local ebay etc. quite regularly,if anything turns up Ill let you know.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By taxi38
I think shocked because for some reason your...

I think shocked because for some reason your arrangment of words or my reading of them has sunk in a little further than is normal.Im sure your right.
There is still room for debate though,for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By taxi38
Im surprisingly shocked to see this written down.

Im surprisingly shocked to see this written down.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2010
Replies: 302
Views: 45,694
Posted By taxi38
great photography,well printed.:)

great photography,well printed.:)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,682
Posted By taxi38
I use a minolta dimage 5400 mk1 (it has the cold...

I use a minolta dimage 5400 mk1 (it has the cold cathode light source like an imacon).....its the bees bollocks:angel:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 5,964
Posted By taxi38
You buy it, but your attitude as to what is...

You buy it, but your attitude as to what is inside the box will determine the camera you get.If you dont believe 100 percent that this is the wonder camera of your dreams youll open the box and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2010
Replies: 449
Views: 49,253
Posted By taxi38
Its a Sony.:cool:

Its a Sony.:cool:
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
Chris,as you are brave enough to give access to...

Chris,as you are brave enough to give access to your work,unlike Ruby who simply declares herself an artist,could you maybe state why youre work should be considered not only as art but "fine art".
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
. . . .Do you think by recognising art this makes...

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.
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.Do you think by recognising art this makes you an artist?or by going to a gallery you become #artistic#.......Art,if it exists,is the creative act only,at this point nothing is defined ,not...
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
If you now remove the photographer from this...

If you now remove the photographer from this equation by using the new backside recognition software on my new" NICAN pervert 430"the morality of the exercise is focussed on the image not the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-27-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
Weegee was a photojournalist,he had a brilliant...

Weegee was a photojournalist,he had a brilliant photographic eye that he used to the full.Im surprised at the knowledgeable posters here comparing these secretly taken pictures to the brazen genius...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
All we poor souls ,with a need to create...

All we poor souls ,with a need to create something,can do is be honest,entirely ,abolutely selfish........this is youre personal vision.Once you start producing stuff that people will like...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
Its always a surprise when anyone professes to be...

Its always a surprise when anyone professes to be an artist,which means by definition that you are a function of someone elses vision as art is not created ,it is just defined.We are all creating art...
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
I think hed ask for a whiskey and enquire where...

I think hed ask for a whiskey and enquire where the nearest brothel is........"oh and if you have a pair of scissors?"
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
Thats interesting....what do you think he might...

Thats interesting....what do you think he might say?
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2010
Replies: 229
Views: 13,430
Posted By taxi38
there are plenty of butt shots because the owner...

there are plenty of butt shots because the owner of the butt has no idea whats going on ,unless shes carrying a mirror.Its the secrecy that makes this man a creep,. but I would also include in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2010
Replies: 116
Poll: M2 or M4-2?
Views: 17,282
Posted By taxi38
depends on how much you saved by buying the...

depends on how much you saved by buying the excellent M4-2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2010
Replies: 254
Views: 46,448
Posted By taxi38
Id like to know what my real angle of vision is...

Id like to know what my real angle of vision is and then have leica knock me up a summilux aspherical that gives me just that.Im sure it wouldnt cost very much.:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,731
Posted By taxi38
Then its easy,light in...........light...

Then its easy,light in...........light out,guaranteed 100 per-cent transfer,all the goodness stays intact,...full cream jersey milk.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 10,175
Posted By taxi38
Rem,youve answered youre own question,Sean Reid...

Rem,youve answered youre own question,Sean Reid tackled this very question and concluded that its a question of scanner resolution,it needs to be high enough not to suffer this "resonance"or whatever...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2010
Replies: 156
Views: 17,731
Posted By taxi38
Wet prints are best but it is very expensive...

Wet prints are best but it is very expensive because its not one print but many ,just to get things as you want.Scanning with my minolta 5400 mk1 has been a revelation,pun intended.I can now print...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By taxi38
Have to agree with keith here,have a mr4 meter...

Have to agree with keith here,have a mr4 meter and dont use it anymore,if I took more colour would probably put it back on .The problem with a hand held meter is you dont really know what its taking...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2010
Replies: 119
Views: 9,150
Posted By taxi38
Film use will probably be banned for...

Film use will probably be banned for environmental reasons long before any of us want to give it up,.........yet another shady trade for thailand.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,236
Posted By taxi38
great series

great series
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-02-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By taxi38
Maybe the top 5 say could be asked to refine...

Maybe the top 5 say could be asked to refine their ideas after seeing the opinions of us all and then a final vote.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-01-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By taxi38
surprised that no 8 is winning,its the worst one...

surprised that no 8 is winning,its the worst one and has the wrong font,.i voted for no 2 which Ive just realised also has the wrong font so Im changing to no 7as the two circles are rather like a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2010
Replies: 71
Views: 6,236
Posted By taxi38
I forgive anyone who spends whatever on whatever...

I forgive anyone who spends whatever on whatever if they are able to use it to the full and are looking for more.However the endless wishy washy bokeh shots make me want to find the nearest thief and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2010
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,619
Posted By taxi38
beautiful photo nico beautiful photo...

beautiful photo nico




beautiful photo maddoc

this lens seems to work:)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2010
Replies: 206
Views: 24,099
Posted By taxi38
a definate yes,.....as well as that yes I...

a definate yes,.....as well as that yes I think,could be wrong,that a smaller manufacturer such as ricoh could give credibility and some understanding to its gxr camera with such a sensor.A small b...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6,811
Posted By taxi38
Youve a lot of peoples dream set up...

Youve a lot of peoples dream set up there...........no pressure ..... :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,905
Posted By taxi38
The next special edition is to be dedicated to...

The next special edition is to be dedicated to the swiss army and will come with accessory drill bits for its "novel"dual purpose lens mount....Nice .
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,543
Posted By taxi38
The OM1 just needs the coordinates for the nikon...

The OM1 just needs the coordinates for the nikon weakspot....."am sending the details now Luke,go in through the prism finder!"
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By taxi38
Dpreview has accepted an advert from this site on...

Dpreview has accepted an advert from this site on its front page.Its an advert for a d700 .
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,463
Posted By taxi38
Scanned film is not ideal but at the moment is...

Scanned film is not ideal but at the moment is all I can do.The images seem to retain their dimensionality and so do not have that flat perspective that to me characterises digital and ,I have to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,440
Posted By taxi38
Sorry ,Ive voted thinking that the conker thing...

Sorry ,Ive voted thinking that the conker thing was an analogy for best camera.My votes went for the canon f1 and the olympus om1 if you want to discount them.However the canon as a conker will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By taxi38
Christ! and Ive just sent in 101 euros for a gold...

Christ! and Ive just sent in 101 euros for a gold plated M9 and a georgian fireplace,.sh.t!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By taxi38
Low prices

Has anyone heard or dealt with this chinese online shop?http://www.suntobay.com/index.php
The prices are incredible,Imust be missing something.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By taxi38
I think the real news is in france where a...

I think the real news is in france where a persons image is now owned by that person,makes perfect sense unless youre a fat yorkshire lass where you might like somebody elses:)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-08-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 7,179
Posted By taxi38
Im not sure that I understand what Im about to...

Im not sure that I understand what Im about to say but I believe it any way........by shining light through a negative and onto a sheet of paper every single ounce of quality is shining on that paper...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 7,179
Posted By taxi38
Perhaps if we bulk ordered 50 flextight x1 s,the...

Perhaps if we bulk ordered 50 flextight x1 s,the cheaper of the 2 hasselblad scanners ,we might get them for half price...........wishful thinking...? doesnt matter ,still out of my league.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-28-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 7,179
Posted By taxi38
I have a mk1 minolta 5400 which is just fine.My...

I have a mk1 minolta 5400 which is just fine.My future looks to an imacon,same cold cathode lightsource,at the moment way out of my price range...or the hope that someone will set up shop with all...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-25-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By taxi38
The first gives"go hug a tree"a whole new...

The first gives"go hug a tree"a whole new lexicon
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-23-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 6,019
Posted By taxi38
A hip hip,.........nice

A hip hip,.........nice
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-23-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 6,019
Posted By taxi38
Just as long as you realise that your hip...

Just as long as you realise that your hip deserves all the credit,not your not your eye,unless you have your brains in your ass like gm13 :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-23-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 6,019
Posted By taxi38
There needs to be a point to street...

There needs to be a point to street photography,financial,i.e. a professional asssignment or a personal project of importance.Otherwise youre just an idiot getting in everyones way and properly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-19-2009
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,619
Posted By taxi38
thanks maddoc,if I could be pointed to some sort...

thanks maddoc,if I could be pointed to some sort of instructions on how to post Id be grateful as I always seem to get a thumbnail.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-19-2009
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,619
Posted By taxi38
M6 35mmsummilux pre asph wide open.kodak t-max...

M6 35mmsummilux pre asph wide open.kodak t-max 800asa scanned with minolta 5400
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-10-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 24,507
Posted By taxi38
M6 35 summilux no.3253xxx kodak t-max at...

M6 35 summilux no.3253xxx kodak t-max at 800asa.

Taken with the lens wide open.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-18-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 13,914
Posted By taxi38
Its probably very silly but if that flash could...

Its probably very silly but if that flash could be unscrewed and replaced by a viewfinder that could be screwed into the same hole with the same pop-up feature Id forgive it its flash .
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,967
Posted By taxi38
It might just have a wider dynamic range than the...

It might just have a wider dynamic range than the M8 whose is about the same as an lx3(according to dxo).To make the move from film this is more important than asa performance above 1250,to me that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-24-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
I believed DCRAW has the ability to do just that...

I believed DCRAW has the ability to do just that Wigglepig :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-24-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
Fair enough,but Im willing to bet that if Ricoh...

Fair enough,but Im willing to bet that if Ricoh ever has the balls to bring out a grd whatever with a b&w only tiny sensor it will compare pretty well with an M8 converted in photoshop.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-23-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
Its what has BEEN done to the sensor that...

Its what has BEEN done to the sensor that compromises the image.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-23-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
To be clear..I have an M6 and a M4-2 ,my digital...

To be clear..I have an M6 and a M4-2 ,my digital photography is limited to my phone and my wifes fuji f20.
Im looking at this as an idea that might be tempting if possible as a B&W only sensor has...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-23-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
n.b. of possibly greater fidelity.Im led to...

n.b. of possibly greater fidelity.Im led to believe that by removing this filter all the pixels wil be available for the image ,not just one in three or whatever it is at the moment.Also this filter...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-23-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By taxi38
Possibility of converting a M8 to a B&W camera.

Now that an M8 can be had for a reasonable price is there a possibiity of removing the rgb filter chemically or physically to produce a b&w camera of possibly greater fidelity?
If it is...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-23-2009
Replies: 839
Views: 326,898
Posted By taxi38
Nice work imush.

Nice work imush.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-04-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 8,647
Posted By taxi38
Bresson didnt crop because he didnt print.If he"d...

Bresson didnt crop because he didnt print.If he"d printed Im sure he"d have been playing with himself all day long.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-04-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 8,647
Posted By taxi38
The Bresson shot of the man jumping over the...

The Bresson shot of the man jumping over the water was cropped from the original horizontal shot where the shutter failed to work properly.Ive seen what I believe was the original,showing the photo...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,900
Posted By taxi38
If its a fixed lens I think I would get used to...

If its a fixed lens I think I would get used to how it sees
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,900
Posted By taxi38
Its a silly point but the strap lugs look...

Its a silly point but the strap lugs look wrong,the camera wouldnt hang straight unless the lens is very heavy or the body very light.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 10,840
Posted By taxi38
yes and the same goes to silver efex pro etc;

yes and the same goes to silver efex pro etc;
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-23-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 8,914
Posted By taxi38
I agree Merkin,Im seriously thinking of leaving...

I agree Merkin,Im seriously thinking of leaving leica simply because I dont want to be connected to the "twilight zone" where they now exist.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 8,914
Posted By taxi38
A dedicated leica 35mm film scanner would be...

A dedicated leica 35mm film scanner would be nice,one thats better than myminolta dimage 5400 mk1.:bang:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-10-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,453
Posted By taxi38
adds stops but not speed so lots of blurred...

adds stops but not speed so lots of blurred people photos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2009
Replies: 167
Views: 21,281
Posted By taxi38
Olympus OM1 with I think a 50mm f1.8 p.s. ...

Olympus OM1 with I think a 50mm f1.8


p.s. Helen,that avatar of yours,wow!...........,Im sure Bill would have loved it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By taxi38
Frank,Im sure youve already tried this but just...

Frank,Im sure youve already tried this but just in case take a roll of 25asa b&w with you,I used to use kodak tech pan which I dont think is still available,the results are surprising......Neil.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2009
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,619
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Helen,its the Cornish flag,thought Id fly...

Thanks Helen,its the Cornish flag,thought Id fly it a little,best to you ..................Neil.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,463
Posted By taxi38
Interesting review David,I think the quality of...

Interesting review David,I think the quality of the photos gives the camera its place.The first and last have a luxurious feel to them.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By taxi38
Smile Youd kick yourself more if you had nothing.I was...

Youd kick yourself more if you had nothing.I was on the phone when I saw this,thought about it and discussed the potential image on the phone and then took the photo.Its a 5 megapixel samsung camera...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 8,042
Posted By taxi38
would be nice if Tom or Sean or both could do a...

would be nice if Tom or Sean or both could do a practical users comparison.no conclusions,just photos of the same thing.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-29-2009
Replies: 493
Views: 173,114
Posted By taxi38
This is the most exciting thing that has happened...

This is the most exciting thing that has happened for photography for years and years,amen.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By taxi38
my phone has a 5mp camera and takes nice photos...

my phone has a 5mp camera and takes nice photos but also takes about a second to decide its going to take that photo.its taking pictures of what it wants.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 9,737
Posted By taxi38
No........really?

No........really?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 9,737
Posted By taxi38
Teo ,Im with you 100% if its fast enough,but its...

Teo ,Im with you 100% if its fast enough,but its not going to be.

Wiyum,to be honest Im a little bored with people finding their D700 or whatever too heavy and big to take out.Im not in a position...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 9,737
Posted By taxi38
The division here is simple,those who are working...

The division here is simple,those who are working up from a point and shoot and the rest of us,my preconceptions and predujices are pretty well built in unfortunatly and can cloud what may well be an...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 9,737
Posted By taxi38
Anyone saying that a camera is the same with or...

Anyone saying that a camera is the same with or without a proper viewfinder is just showing their lack of experience,an lcd screen is useless for proper composition.If this camera has no viewfinder...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-07-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,074
Posted By taxi38
Whats difficult to accept is, that after an...

Whats difficult to accept is, that after an advertising campaign that is going to end with the pen f(well nearly) ,that an evf is not folded neatly inside this new pen f.It would give the series a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-06-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,074
Posted By taxi38
The screen on the back is nice to check the image...

The screen on the back is nice to check the image but as a viewfinder it is useless.If you say any differnt you aint my buddy.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-02-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,350
Posted By taxi38
gallery picks

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26229/U26229I1243331946.SEQ.0.jpg


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/10685/U10685I1243361300.SEQ.0.jpg



...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-02-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,350
Posted By taxi38
thankyou Belle

thankyou Belle
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-26-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 8,176
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Mick

Thanks Mick
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-25-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 8,176
Posted By taxi38
gallery picks

going to buy some colour film

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3829/U3829I1243080467.SEQ.0.jpg



...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-22-2009
Replies: 150
Views: 17,994
Posted By taxi38
Nobody would want to see any manufacturer go...

Nobody would want to see any manufacturer go under but the fact is that leica has been taking the mikey for years.How many would be paying the price of the 24mmf1.4 if the camera gave decent results...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 9,064
Posted By taxi38
Itll be nice if its just "different" and not...

Itll be nice if its just "different" and not worse than a noctilux,.......I thought that a few of your photos were quite contrasty Tom ,is that the lens or my monitor?thanks...Neil
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=69971&d=1242849080Just to thank everyone else for the varied and interesting comments and to try and explain my side of the image.
...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
So replace 'balloons' with 'old bat in a flower...

So replace 'balloons' with 'old bat in a flower dress'. .....sepiareverb
some old bat" !!! still laughing..."chippy"
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-19-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
I think if the children could be put to bed more...

I think if the children could be put to bed more might post as a serious discussion could be assured and might prove interesting to many.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-18-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
Thanks adavis 47 sage advice. Sepia...

Thanks adavis 47 sage advice.


Sepia reverb............there are no balloons in the photo,advice to you is to look before you leap;it will help with your bullshxt problem.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-17-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
many thanks to you all

many thanks to you all
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-17-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By taxi38
Interested in your views,good and bad.

thanks for your time,Neil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,996
Posted By taxi38
I use green that has a filter factor of zero

I use green that has a filter factor of zero
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By taxi38
Peter have enjoyed this...

Peter have enjoyed this series
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/30103/U30103I1241564712.SEQ.0.jpg



...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By taxi38
The idea of no agitation goes against all logic...

The idea of no agitation goes against all logic to me.Is this just laziness or are there some benifits to be had?Remember that this is not magic ,its a chemical reaction ,there are by products which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By taxi38
no crop

a sort of cropping where you just try and emphasize whats important to you.





p.s. the only way of judging the horizon here is possibly by the seat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 3,588
Posted By taxi38
weston.e - brandt.b - bresson.hc - ...

weston.e - brandt.b - bresson.hc - koudelka.j - ray-jones.t
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 3,778
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Richard,thats kind of you.......all the...

Thanks Richard,thats kind of you.......all the best Neil.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-27-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 3,778
Posted By taxi38
gallery

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=105418&cat=all&limit=last7trying to post a foto by petronius of a museum case with table and chairs.Have tried before to post here with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 5,663
Posted By taxi38
I was the same Keith,when I sold them,the OM2n...

I was the same Keith,when I sold them,the OM2n was like new and the OM1 was well used.A real classic of a camera,the only thing that used to annoy me was the cheap feeling asa dial ........Neil.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-22-2009
Replies: 151
Views: 15,723
Posted By taxi38
My great hero was Tony Ray-Jones who unfortunatly...

My great hero was Tony Ray-Jones who unfortunatly died very young but was a rare genius.
http://www.weepingash.co.uk/new/photogs/trj/49-trjintro
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-21-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,632
Posted By taxi38
Brian,I think you did brilliantly to get so much...

Brian,I think you did brilliantly to get so much for your 690,but Roger what you have is something rather special,Id take some serious advice before selling it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 12,877
Posted By taxi38
thats a great shot ,great print .great lens.:)

thats a great shot ,great print .great lens.:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 12,877
Posted By taxi38
really enjoying this thread,used to love my...

really enjoying this thread,used to love my om1,2,always wanted that f1.2 for it but it wasnt to be.now I regret it even more.really nice work from everyone,even though it might turn out to be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-16-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By taxi38
WELL DONE;CONGRATULATIONS...........all the...

WELL DONE;CONGRATULATIONS...........all the best,Neil
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2009
Replies: 148
Views: 14,832
Posted By taxi38
Of these two the M8,but as its an unfortunate...

Of these two the M8,but as its an unfortunate requirement that you have to waste thousands on extra f-stops because of the pxxx poor sensor then its out of my acceptability,Ill stick with film until...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-15-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,608
Posted By taxi38
just to thank everyone and to apologise for...

just to thank everyone and to apologise for reposting some images.My intension is not to "bump" the photos,just to organise them.afraid its going to go on for a few days
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Steve

Thanks Steve
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By taxi38
cured

massive relief as most of the 25asa film was affected ,agfa and kodak,maybe this has a similar base.washed for 10minutes ,hand washed twice and bingo,thanks again,....Neil
p.s.this was the worst...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By taxi38
scanned print

tried to scan the negative yesterday to find it diseased,this might be the last print.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-12-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,107
Posted By taxi38
Smile The viewfinder in the minox b is perfection

The viewfinder in the minox b is perfection
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,295
Posted By taxi38
M4-2

My M4-2 dressed up with its meter which is never used as its clumsy and whats more,broken.Am trying the shutter release to see if I like it.This is actually a golf ball marker,its a bit wide as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Bruce ......Neil p.s. Silly question,how...

Thanks Bruce ......Neil

p.s. Silly question,how did you tidy up your gallery url to just "my gallery"?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By taxi38
Thanks Al ,Ill give that a try...........Neil

Thanks Al ,Ill give that a try...........Neil
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By taxi38
neg problems

This and other negatives that were stored in whatproved to be a damp house have this old porcelain like affect.I think its some kind of fungus.Is there a way to get rid of this, help if you can...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By taxi38
The thing that surprises me is that leica has not...

The thing that surprises me is that leica has not developed a 35mm noctilux for its challenged at high iso M8 .The only reason for leaving the M8 in such a state is to sell its beautiful wide...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-07-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 7,432
Posted By taxi38
Im going to hang around the rich kids ski slopes...

Im going to hang around the rich kids ski slopes with a metal detector,......not now,....Ill wait for it to hit the shops..........
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 18,088
Posted By taxi38
Black and white.

Make it a black and white only sensor,might save some space and less importance on the megapixels,1.3 crop 3:2 sensor so
I can use my 35 re lux.Take checks?
srry ferdinand ,hadnt read your post.no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-03-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By taxi38
Obviously its even bigger if you like 3:2 rather...

Obviously its even bigger if you like 3:2 rather than 4:3 which I do,if you crop thr 4:3 to 3:2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,246
Posted By taxi38
seems to me you print very well,nice work

seems to me you print very well,nice work
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-02-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 5,222
Posted By taxi38
If they can stop it clipping highlights its a...

If they can stop it clipping highlights its a possibility,4:3 is a nice vertical format,if not its a DP2.To be honest its going to have to be pretty damn brilliant for me not to get the DP2,its heart...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By taxi38
I think that some are a little confused,the...

I think that some are a little confused,the rangefinder is less intrusive but this does not refer to the subject but to the operator.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By taxi38
Salgado used a leica R6.2 for most of his work

Salgado used a leica R6.2 for most of his work
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By taxi38
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphot...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=103162&ppuser=13112
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By taxi38
I have a minolta dimage 5400mk1(cold cathode) and...

I have a minolta dimage 5400mk1(cold cathode) and I couldnt be happier;well I could be with an imacon(also cold cathode light source) but thats a great deal of money!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By taxi38
The dirty b+s+ard

The dirty b+s+ard
Forum: 14 Day One Lens Challenge 03-25-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 17,792
Posted By taxi38
Im going to say my new(unusd ) minox A111s and...

Im going to say my new(unusd ) minox A111s and hope I can get it processed in time unlike the last effort when I didnt get the CN400 processed in time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By taxi38
M7 but Im sure hed have a DP2 but wouldnt use it.

M7 but Im sure hed have a DP2 but wouldnt use it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By taxi38
HONESTY......

HONESTY......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By taxi38
thanks peter

thanks peter
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 8,229
Posted By taxi38
billingham

Am having to retire my 30?year old billington after a foolish spin in the washing machine that screwed some of the leather fittings and left the bag with no fasteners on the left side.The Fog bags...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By taxi38
much slower for me here in sunny spain,am using...

much slower for me here in sunny spain,am using avant browser if that has any effect.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By taxi38
Viewfinder view

Has anyone ever documented how much of the finder is blocked by various lenses and finder magnifications?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2009
Replies: 1,649
Views: 470,619
Posted By taxi38
Is there a scale of "goodness" with this...

Is there a scale of "goodness" with this lens?Mine is made in Canada,serial no.3253715which is 1983.Is there a difference between the German and Canadian models?..........thanks,Neil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By taxi38
Can I add a question here rather than start a new...

Can I add a question here rather than start a new thread as its relevent more or less.

What is the difference in feel to the two cameras,M7 MP,apart from the auto exp and shutter dial direction,is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,324
Posted By taxi38
A long time ago I had a contax 139 I think it...

A long time ago I had a contax 139 I think it was,it had an ae lock button and was a delight to use.I consider this to be the same as manual exposure as I am dictating to the camera not the camera to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 3,324
Posted By taxi38
Have many years experience guessing exposures on...

Have many years experience guessing exposures on various leica bodies,but 95% of that has been with black and white film,its really easy,dont give yourself too much credit,Half a stop or even a stop...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-02-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 8,946
Posted By taxi38
If youre that worried about the density of the...

If youre that worried about the density of the "click" its probably better you dont press the button in the first place;...........but then,if its free
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-28-2009
Replies: 410
Views: 46,310
Posted By taxi38
Its still half the price of a slightly better...

Its still half the price of a slightly better camera and has the same lenses.Shame about the fixed screen though.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2009
Replies: 147
Views: 25,971
Posted By taxi38
Have a pre asph 35mm lux and a 50mm cron ,Im...

Have a pre asph 35mm lux and a 50mm cron ,Im always slightly disapointed if Ive had to use the 35,I feel as if Ive cheated,will one day buy a 50mmmlux pre asph and be a very happy bunny.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,511
Posted By taxi38
To my mind the look of the mp is ruined by the...

To my mind the look of the mp is ruined by the battery compartment,Id go for the m7,just to have something new to think on.
Forum: RFF News 02-13-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 9,344
Posted By taxi38
congrats colin,3 fine shots,in my opinion the 3rd...

congrats colin,3 fine shots,in my opinion the 3rd shot(the black and white one)is head and shoulders better than the other two,well done,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2009
Replies: 308
Views: 67,012
Posted By taxi38
I voted for the M6 as the metering helps and its...

I voted for the M6 as the metering helps and its not so valuable as to stop me doing anything.However with a bit of money id buy a MP in a flash to replace my ageing m4 2 whose framelines are near...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By taxi38
Ive had my m4 2 since 82 without a problem.I also...

Ive had my m4 2 since 82 without a problem.I also have a m6 ,I prefer the m4 2.
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