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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
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Posted By telenous
Good stuff, thanks Helen. Googling her name...

Good stuff, thanks Helen. Googling her name brings some really nice photos from that era.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By telenous
I haven't used it all that much, in the past I...

I haven't used it all that much, in the past I preferred any of the other main medium-slow films; particularly Plus-X, before it was phased out. But this year I'll give FP4+ a whirl with...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-21-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,097
Posted By telenous
Got yours, Lynn, thank you. My tally is fourteen...

Got yours, Lynn, thank you. My tally is fourteen (5 from the US, 3 from Canada, 3 from old Europe, and 3 through Touchnote with a stamp from Guernsey). Lovely, lovely stuff, thank you all. I 'm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By telenous
Good point, Kevin. I have a copy of the original...

Good point, Kevin. I have a copy of the original American Prospects publication and there is indeed a thread that connects Sternfeld's and Soth's work. I wasn't aware of the Sarah Lawrence...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By telenous
John, just do a google search for "financial...

John, just do a google search for "financial times Stephen Shore". (The full title of the article is "A Conversation with Stephen Shore".) The first thing that comes up is that article. If you click...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By telenous
I can't find anything either. I see there's a...

I can't find anything either. I see there's a link to a Magnum square sale for one of his photos but not much else. I could swear he was the president of the agency a few years ago but can't find...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By telenous
Oops, sorry. I visited the site and read the...

Oops, sorry. I visited the site and read the interview as a guest and can't re-open the link to a live article myself now. I think guests are allowed one article per month or so. I'll delete the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By telenous
Financial Times: Stephen Shore interviewed by Alec Soth.

The Financial Times published a superb interview of Stephen Shore by Alec Soth. If you are interested in Shore's work there's lots of insightful information in there. Soth is in some ways a disciple...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,097
Posted By telenous
I have received four postcards so far. They are...

I have received four postcards so far. They are wonderful, I am so glad I took part in the project! Thanks to Rolfe, Pherdinand, Deardorff38, and WebOSUser and looking forward to seeing what the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By telenous
Great find. Another advantage over the various...

Great find. Another advantage over the various iterations of the L35AF is the distance preselector that allows for scale focusing in bright light.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By telenous
He shot colour, alongside b&w, in the road trip...

He shot colour, alongside b&w, in the road trip funded by the Guggenheim fellowship he received in 1964. The trip lasted four months, the balance of the year he worked in New York. His colour is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,455
Posted By telenous
It's a great focal length and a gem of a lens....

It's a great focal length and a gem of a lens. Wide, but not too much, just enough to constrict an anarchic frame. It's not a lens without flaws (it flares a bit more than later designs, has somewhat...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-23-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,097
Posted By telenous
Oops, I missed that. I will delay sending the...

Oops, I missed that. I will delay sending the rest until the confirmed address list is emailed. And if there's any mistake in the address of any of the cards I've already sent, I'll just send again.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-23-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,097
Posted By telenous
Good stuff. I printed yesterday and posted today...

Good stuff. I printed yesterday and posted today to EU, Canada and Australia addresses. Now for the US ones, which is the main bulk of course. I am scribbling a small message on the back so it takes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,579
Posted By telenous
I can find most everything I need locally in one...

I can find most everything I need locally in one or other brick and mortar store, be it film or darkroom related . That's in Athens, Greece. I am told there are three E6 labs as well. Somewhat arcane...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,320
Posted By telenous
The elimination of ISO 800 film is news to me....

The elimination of ISO 800 film is news to me. For the moment I can find here in Europe both Fujicolor 100 and Natura 800. By ISO 50 I meant Velvia (what else?) But let's say you guys are right. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,320
Posted By telenous
Fuji still sells at least one colour film for...

Fuji still sells at least one colour film for every ISO from ISO 50 to ISO 800. If/When they have a glaring gap in that line, e.g. no ISO 200 or ISO 400 film, we 'll know for sure they are going. So...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 573
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Posted By telenous
https://live.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_b8f7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_b8f7a8c9d3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH)Crossing (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-14-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,957
Posted By telenous
By and large, I am the same. Not going to pixel...

By and large, I am the same. Not going to pixel peep to find what is not obvious, no point to, at least with my photos. Thanks again for taking the time to give me your thoughts.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-13-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,957
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the detailed reply, Michael. I've read...

Thanks for the detailed reply, Michael. I've read about Sony A7 sensors smearing detail in the borders when in use with non-native wide-angles. Your experience puts all that in perspective. A friend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 11,079
Posted By telenous
I've shot one roll and have another three or four...

I've shot one roll and have another three or four in the fridge. From the little I've seen, I agree with the comments that Ektar 100 compares well with Ektachrome 100, though I have to give it also a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-12-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 64,957
Posted By telenous
Asking from a position of near ignorance (my only...

Asking from a position of near ignorance (my only digital cameras are very old Canon DSLRs): if you have a slew of Leica lenses, isn't it better to get a Leica M digital body? Am I wrong to think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By telenous
Tineye.com does a reverse image search for other...

Tineye.com does a reverse image search for other webpages hosting the photo. Just did that and with a cursory glance there is no image attribution to any photographer. Good call on Roger Mayne, it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,798
Posted By telenous
I know of no other internet voice as bright with...

I know of no other internet voice as bright with intelligence and yet polite, fair and warm as yours, Roger. Thank you, for everything.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By telenous
Agnès Varda, director, photographer, artist RIP

Sad to report that influential director Agnès Varda passed away. Before becoming a film director, Varda was formally educated as a photographer and art historian at the École des Beaux-Arts....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By telenous
Good news about Steidl publishing Sutkus' work,...

Good news about Steidl publishing Sutkus' work, thanks for the HU. Been trying for years to find a book of his with a good collection of his photographs for a reasonable price.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-29-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 59,727
Posted By telenous
Got a couple of photos. The J8 comports itself...

Got a couple of photos. The J8 comports itself well in rough weather.



https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/42534187435_1187eabd50_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27NAQ4e)Untitled...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,561
Posted By telenous
You may start a thread or post in an existing...

You may start a thread or post in an existing one, even if slightly OT. Happens all the time. Not a big deal.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,561
Posted By telenous
Really? It's not out of the ordinary. Someone...

Really? It's not out of the ordinary. Someone bought a new lens, it arrived with some kind of glitch, and they post in the one forum where others also use the lens to compare notes.

Problems happen...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By telenous
If you are set on keeping the Elmar-M 50, then...

If you are set on keeping the Elmar-M 50, then the Summarit is kind of superfluous, no?

Apologies for going OT: May I ask if you have a preference for any one of these lenses for use with colour...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By telenous
Colorplus is everywhere here, so I buy it from...

Colorplus is everywhere here, so I buy it from time to time but not if I can avoid it, as I find both Fujicolor 200 (which is also cheaper) and Kodak Gold 200 better. Colorplus has a 70's look about...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,097
Posted By telenous
Yep, email sent. Very excited about this. Thanks...

Yep, email sent. Very excited about this. Thanks for organizing, Stephan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By telenous
A faster Ektachrome, e.g. 200 or 400 would be...

A faster Ektachrome, e.g. 200 or 400 would be very interesting, no doubt about that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By telenous
I've only read good stuff about the 40/2.8 and...

I've only read good stuff about the 40/2.8 and often thought about getting one but I have quite a few EF primes as it is. Let us know how you find it in real use. It will certainly make for a neat...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By telenous
It makes sense to bring back Plus-X. Not only was...

It makes sense to bring back Plus-X. Not only was it an absolutely beautiful film but it also allowed for small exposure inaccuracies, par for the course when using older mechanical cameras. Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By telenous
The sky looks burnt around the clouds. Some of...

The sky looks burnt around the clouds. Some of his portraits have a lot of burning in the corners. Having seen some of his Istanbul prints firsthand in his cafe, it seemed to me he also pushed his...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By telenous
^Thanks for the link Kofe, I 'll try this.

^Thanks for the link Kofe, I 'll try this.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By telenous
I have the EOS 5/A2 and indeed it is the best...

I have the EOS 5/A2 and indeed it is the best optimised EOS save for the unfortunate programme dial. I think I've read in the past of at least two Magnum photographers using one, when the camera was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the link. The wide angle used for the...

Thanks for the link. The wide angle used for the portraits is probably the SA 21/3.4. There's a photo of Guller with Hitchcock and the lens on his camera looks like one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By telenous
Interesting. I'd forgotten about the EOS 1N w/...

Interesting. I'd forgotten about the EOS 1N w/ the split screen. (I edited my post above.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,549
Posted By telenous
There's only one [edit: small/cheap] Canon camera...

There's only one [edit: small/cheap] Canon camera with traditional split prism viewfinder for strictly manual use of EF (and adapted) lenses, the Canon EF-M. It's about the size of the EOS 1000 (i.e....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,732
Posted By telenous
Thanks, Bill, Willie and Harry. Your takes make a...

Thanks, Bill, Willie and Harry. Your takes make a lot of sense precisely because they apply a bit of common sense - the kind which Coleman deliberately (and bitterly) lacks.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By telenous
Good news. Much luck to them!

Good news. Much luck to them!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,561
Posted By telenous
Thanks, Jon! Good stuff.

Thanks, Jon! Good stuff.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 15,513
Posted By telenous
Yep, excellent coma control. Vignetting is also...

Yep, excellent coma control. Vignetting is also typically less detectible in these night shots. Thanks again, Jon.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2019
Replies: 573
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Views: 135,557
Posted By telenous
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/42050788712_504...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/42050788712_504bf13784_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/274Thsu)Newsstand (https://flic.kr/p/274Thsu) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By telenous
I am grateful for Provia 100, as I am for the...

I am grateful for Provia 100, as I am for the new Ektachrome 100. Makes it possible to shoot wonderful slides. And it's a bit pointless to lament the passing of Kodachrome which, I agree, will never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By telenous
If they bring Plus-X back, then prayers are...

If they bring Plus-X back, then prayers are answered, sometimes.

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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-18-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,561
Posted By telenous
Thanks Jon, Definitely looking forward to seeing...

Thanks Jon, Definitely looking forward to seeing a few frames on colour film. Natura 1600 too, what a treat! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,719
Posted By telenous
Read the news, glad Tetenal is making a narrow...

Read the news, glad Tetenal is making a narrow escape. A week ago I bought a few bags of XTol, just to be on the safe side. Pioneer's post above makes a lot of sense - Kodak and Ilford must have (or...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-17-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 14,561
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the test, Jon. Looks like the most...

Thanks for the test, Jon. Looks like the most pronounced difference between the two lenses is in the amount of vignetting. The older Summicron 35 versions (preasph. and earlier) also exhibited...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-10-2019
Replies: 573
Red
Views: 135,557
Posted By telenous
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_cf5...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_cf5131fd9b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH)Crossing (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on Flickr
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,702
Posted By telenous
While it comes to me naturally to turn the camera...

While it comes to me naturally to turn the camera anticlockwise (right-handed, right-eye dominant) I have accustomed myself to turn clockwise in practice. Tucked in elbows shrink a bit my profile as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2019
Replies: 573
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Views: 135,557
Posted By telenous
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/114/292548266_123a0...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/114/292548266_123a0bd499_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rRopC)Follow me (https://flic.kr/p/rRopC) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-18-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,464
Posted By telenous
Perhaps the fact he strayed from work that...

Perhaps the fact he strayed from work that inspired him to begin with explains this. He rates Walker Evans, Atget, Cartier-Bresson, Frank as influences, yet they were all documentarians with an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,622
Posted By telenous
That film ("Good Morning") has such a stunning...

That film ("Good Morning") has such a stunning colour palette. Muted, earthy primary colours. It reminds me somewhat of family photos on Agfa paper from the 70's.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By telenous
It gave me the very same impression. Early...

It gave me the very same impression. Early Fellini + Welles. There was consistent use of wide angle lenses and deep focusing for layered planes of action. It reminded me also of Diego Rivera's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,363
Posted By telenous
I have some early books of his (R.Frank) and it...

I have some early books of his (R.Frank) and it is clear he was testing certain ideas and approaches that would find full expression later with The Americans. Some of his early photos are so good...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-26-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 59,727
Posted By telenous
Shoes full of rain Leica M2, Jupiter 8 50/2,...

Shoes full of rain
Leica M2, Jupiter 8 50/2, Kodak TriX 400, Xtol stock.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/44176317660_d805a5935a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aiHbaj)... (https://flic.kr/p/2aiHbaj)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By telenous
Basically, this. Leica lenses hardly need an...

Basically, this. Leica lenses hardly need an update, they are so good. But updating them stokes the fires of consumer anxiety and gives a reason for an updated (more expensive) price tag. If I wanted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2018
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,128
Posted By telenous
Nice. My daughter went up with a friend in one of...

Nice. My daughter went up with a friend in one of those the other day. Oh, she was happy as happy can be. And the whirly looked gorgeous in the fast approaching dusk. I was looking up and screamed...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-06-2018
Replies: 462
Views: 153,533
Posted By telenous
I remember these well. Truly standout work....

I remember these well. Truly standout work. Thanks for bringing them up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,436
Posted By telenous
There's no doubt Instagram has a much wider...

There's no doubt Instagram has a much wider appeal. It's so wide that a lot of people who heaped scorn on early-days flickr are now there doing exactly what they mocked earlier. (I am thinking of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,339
Posted By telenous
Glad, very glad he's proven wrong. I like very...

Glad, very glad he's proven wrong. I like very much what I'm seeing.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,339
Posted By telenous
Many thanks to all who post samples from the...

Many thanks to all who post samples from the fresh batch. I find the results very encouraging. My lab guy had me scared that the new Ektachrome was going to be rubbish. I 'll try it myself once it...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By telenous
Ara Güler (1928-2018), RIP

Sad news, the great Ara Güler passed away.

https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/ara-guler-1928-2018/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/obituaries/ara-guler-dead.html

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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,688
Posted By telenous
Ten years ago I wanted to try a Contax G1 or G2...

Ten years ago I wanted to try a Contax G1 or G2 but in truth they were superfluous to me then, as they are now. To boot, they are now much pricier and long in the tooth so I don't think it's going to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,876
Posted By telenous
I had a silver original Spotty and later a Spotty...

I had a silver original Spotty and later a Spotty F, both with the 50/1.4. Lovely cameras, mine were very quiet (for SLRs) as I recall. Ultimately I let them go, as I was in a rangefinder groove at...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-22-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By telenous
Sad, very sad to read this. RIP Mr. Wessell, you...

Sad, very sad to read this. RIP Mr. Wessell, you were one of a kind.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By telenous
The New Yorker: How Garry Winogrand Transformed Street Photography

R.Brody on Garry Winogrand and street photography.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/how-garry-winogrand-transformed-street-photography
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By telenous
Very cool tip!

Very cool tip!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By telenous
Usually I print with the (apparently) frowned...

Usually I print with the (apparently) frowned upon hybrid workflow. Sometimes I might fire up the enlarger, especially for the kind of photo whose only purpose is to be printed wet. But past health...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,012
Posted By telenous
My daughter was born the same year Kodachrome...

My daughter was born the same year Kodachrome went away; I took hundreds of baby pictures in Kodachrome during her first year of life but, personally significant as they are for me, I'd better spare...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,348
Posted By telenous
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/43925062691_f6...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/43925062691_f63a5b1503_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29VvqP6)Day of the Cat (https://flic.kr/p/29VvqP6) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,658
Posted By telenous
I've had my fair share of buying-and-selling...

I've had my fair share of buying-and-selling action so no complaints from me. All the Leica stuff I picked up around 2006 costs now two to three times as much. Ditto for anything Contax or Leica R I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,339
Posted By telenous
Cool. My Precisa stash is dwindling by the day. I...

Cool. My Precisa stash is dwindling by the day. I just hope they 'll price it sanely.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,801
Posted By telenous
What a great kid. Congratulations and best wishes...

What a great kid. Congratulations and best wishes to both.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2,622
Posted By telenous
The low angle shot (as if seated on a tatami) and...

The low angle shot (as if seated on a tatami) and the consistent use of the 50mm lens are distinctive in Ozu's oeuvre. For what it's worth, I love Tokyo Story too.

Directors who cut their teeth in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By telenous
The superia flavour might not be so bad. .

The superia flavour might not be so bad.

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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-16-2018
Replies: 1,523
Views: 96,875
Posted By telenous
World Cup Fever, Dionysos, Greece. Leica M2,...

World Cup Fever, Dionysos, Greece.
Leica M2, Jupiter 8, Fuji Superia 800.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1804/42534187435_1187eabd50_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27NAQ4e)Untitled...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2018
Replies: 744
Views: 177,028
Posted By telenous
Hagios Ioannis, Pelion, Greece. Summicron 28,...

Hagios Ioannis, Pelion, Greece.
Summicron 28, Kodak PlusX.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/615/20592541436_f79307cdd3.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xnGa8S)Bathers (https://flic.kr/p/xnGa8S) by Alkis Plithas...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2018
Replies: 520
Views: 93,613
Posted By telenous
First swim of the summer, Cape Sounion,...

First swim of the summer, Cape Sounion, Greece.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1760/42728174381_84c37c3494.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/286K4BK)Summer came on tiptoe, with a finger to its lips....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,339
Posted By telenous
I like what I am seeing. However, the choice of...

I like what I am seeing. However, the choice of subject does help. The powder blue building facade and the red of the Campbell soup can have a distinctive 50s-60s vibe which, I guess, is what Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,467
Posted By telenous
Dave, I used a lot of expired...

Dave, I used a lot of expired Ektachrome/Elitechrome 100 until last year. With the latest/"freshest" batch being 6 years old by now, the results were really hit and miss. If properly stored the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By telenous
XP2 is a chromogenic film, so it has the kind of...

XP2 is a chromogenic film, so it has the kind of exposure latitude you find in standard colour negative films. From (distant) memory ISO 200 as a ballpark for most occasions sounds right. That said,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By telenous
Wonderful photos, makes me want to see more. B&W...

Wonderful photos, makes me want to see more. B&W fits the subject like hand in glove.

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,629
Posted By telenous
I use the 90mm sometimes when I seek to get the...

I use the 90mm sometimes when I seek to get the impression of compression in a photo. Some photos work better when background and foreground are seemingly brought closer. That said, the 50mm and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2018
Replies: 1,847
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 264,142
Posted By telenous
Thanks very much for the Winogrand link. Blake...

Thanks very much for the Winogrand link. Blake Andrews is a good writer and photographer.

Of the things Winogrand wrote the one that seems key to understand him is the passage from the Guggenheim...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,375
Posted By telenous
You are onto something there. My personal...

You are onto something there. My personal photographic hell definitely includes fisheyes :D

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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,128
Posted By telenous
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_cf5...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/26613538827_cf5131fd9b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH)Crossing (https://flic.kr/p/GxKkTH) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,375
Posted By telenous
No particular characteristic, just predictability...

No particular characteristic, just predictability in lens behaviour, I guess. Even a technically challenged lens may work for you, if you understand how to minimize or even take pictorial advantage...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,327
Posted By telenous
Commiserations to those who used it. I haven't...

Commiserations to those who used it. I haven't been a big fan of Acros but I feel the sting of this. Just last week I went to buy some Fuji Superia 200, which is my favourite colour negative film....
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-18-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By telenous
Unmissable. Vertigo is Hitchcock's densest,...

Unmissable. Vertigo is Hitchcock's densest, weirdest, most evocative, personal, and beautiful work. I envy the people who will see it for the first time.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,588
Posted By telenous
I'm having a blast with my Minox 35. Been using...

I'm having a blast with my Minox 35. Been using quite a bit a Minilux too.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2018
Replies: 371
Views: 29,337
Posted By telenous
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/38678881030_c3...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/38678881030_c33a91e444_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21VVnM9)Η πόλις / The city (https://flic.kr/p/21VVnM9) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/),...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,357
Posted By telenous
Most of my cameras use film. I develop and print...

Most of my cameras use film. I develop and print both ways (dry/wet) but mostly dry, to be honest. Nothing fancy, scan + inkjet or small darkroom stuff. I have one petty reason for using film -- I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,466
Posted By telenous
Nice to read you are feeling better, Chris. I...

Nice to read you are feeling better, Chris. I hope you get completely out of the woods soon. I went through a bout of pneumonia myself during the Xmas season and had to take lots of antibiotics. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5,188
Posted By telenous
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/106/295142500_ca03e...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/106/295142500_ca03eee565.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s5FzN)Night Bus (https://flic.kr/p/s5FzN) by Alkis Plithas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/telenous/), on Flickr

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,626
Posted By telenous
My memories come in many different focal lengths....

My memories come in many different focal lengths. Blurry too. Seems my faculty of memory came with a cheap kit zoom. :D

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By telenous
Now is the right time to start a rumour about the...

Now is the right time to start a rumour about the mythical properties of 100 year half-empty bottles of Rodinal. No one should accept using anything less.

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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,880
Posted By telenous
https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a19180 Transpos...

https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a19180

Transpose vinyl for film and you have the answer. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4,390
Posted By telenous
Gotta check on this one esp. as it is in colour....

Gotta check on this one esp. as it is in colour. I've watched in the past "Branded to Kill" by Seijun Suzuki. It's superb photographically (B/W) although risible as a story. Joe Shishido as a hitman...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,152
Posted By telenous
Having used both the F3 and the FM3a my...

Having used both the F3 and the FM3a my preference is for the first of the two, primarily for the dedicated MLU (allows slower speeds) but also the viewfinder, the better grip and slightly less...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,152
Posted By telenous
If you are using the SLR in the same projects as...

If you are using the SLR in the same projects as your Ms then responsiveness and quietness are probably priorities. I have an R6.2, SL2, FE, EOS 5/A2 and had multiple copies of the FM3a. The one I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-17-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,729
Posted By telenous
That's my impression about Maloof too. I first...

That's my impression about Maloof too. I first took notice in an ancient flickr thread where Maloof asked for ideas/thoughts on what to do with his (then) recent discovery. A lot of people were...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,729
Posted By telenous
NY Times book...

NY Times book review:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/books/review-vivian-maier-biography-pamela-bannos.html

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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-15-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
The second quote is by Friedlander. Amazingly the...

The second quote is by Friedlander. Amazingly the punch line manages to say it all without saying anything at all. It's also a title of a good Badger book. The first quote sounds like Papageorge...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-27-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By telenous
I saw her exhibition in a recent visit with...

I saw her exhibition in a recent visit with family to the Whitney. We started from the top floor and spent a lot of time with Calder's mobiles so, unfortunately, by the time we reached her floor we...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By telenous
Great read, down to the wounding conclusion....

Great read, down to the wounding conclusion. Thanks for sharing.

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,619
Posted By telenous
Just a reminder. The original Book Club ran a few...

Just a reminder. The original Book Club ran a few discussions. I didn't take part at the time but read some of the recommended books. The discussions were very interesting and the conversation...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By telenous
In bulk your best bet is HP5+ 400 which you can...

In bulk your best bet is HP5+ 400 which you can then push 1 or 2 stops. I don't think Delta 3200 is sold in bulk. And Kodak manages to sell bulk TriX for as much or more than their prepackaged film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By telenous
Oh, I have a few of those. It's a little known...

Oh, I have a few of those. It's a little known fact that photography gives rise to a couple of interesting mathematical afflictions too:

Transfinite Gear Recursion: The situation when you are going...
Forum: Travel 07-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By telenous
Thanks very much. That list is what I needed....

Thanks very much. That list is what I needed. MOMA and the Met alone are good reasons for making the trip in the first place. I will be sure to vising the exhibitions at the ICP and the Rubin and I...
Forum: Travel 07-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By telenous
Thank you all for the tips, much appreciated. B&H...

Thank you all for the tips, much appreciated. B&H has good prices on Kodak films. It makes good sense to buy all the TriX and Portra I may need on the spot. I might still bring with me a handful of...
Forum: Travel 07-17-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By telenous
Question Buying film in New York

I have an upcoming trip to New York and I was thinking of carrying along from home a few rolls to begin with and then buying the rest there. Having just checked with B&H, their pricing seems...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,029
Posted By telenous
Thanks for organizing this Kent. The streets are...

Thanks for organizing this Kent. The streets are roasting around here this weekend with temps soaring up to 43C/110F, but I'll still try to shoot a few frames. Good luck and much fun to all.

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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 205
Views: 27,345
Posted By telenous
Bought new a 75/2 Asph., and two demo condition...

Bought new a 75/2 Asph., and two demo condition lenses (35/2 Asph., 50/1.4 Asph LHSA). But I haven't bought anything new since 2008 and if I do buy anything at all it will probably be used like most...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,264
Posted By telenous
For a grand you can get any of the Voigtlander...

For a grand you can get any of the Voigtlander 35's. Of them the one that seems the best compromise in terms of performance, size, speed, cost, is the Ultron 35/1.7. The Nokton f/1.2 is too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,558
Posted By telenous
^There are pictures of HCB with a CL w/ a 40/2...

^There are pictures of HCB with a CL w/ a 40/2 and, later in life, with a black Minilux. I don't think he ever used a T3 (which has a 35/2.8 lens), though there is a story that the original Contax T...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-12-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,528
Posted By telenous
Ages ago I saw a video/interview of his where he...

Ages ago I saw a video/interview of his where he used a chrome M with what seemed like the Canon 28/2.8. From memory, he didn't use an external v/f. The camera looked puzzlingly like an M3 to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,452
Posted By telenous
I had a Nikon N4004 but never used it. I...

I had a Nikon N4004 but never used it. I preferred single-use cameras. I also had an underwater version of a Minolta Vectis. It looked a bit like a banana. Beautiful camera. (If you are a chimp.) I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,836
Posted By telenous
Quite. A Fuji Klasse S reissue with the 38/2.6...

Quite. A Fuji Klasse S reissue with the 38/2.6 would be really nice. Fuji has issued a few film cameras (albeit medium format), so perhaps the will is still there. What worries me about the prospect...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 40,473
Posted By telenous
Lovely photos; this one in particular is great.

Lovely photos; this one in particular is great.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5,243
Posted By telenous
:) Breviloquence is a virtue but, sometimes,...

:)

Breviloquence is a virtue but, sometimes, more needs to be said.

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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By telenous
I don't have a T3 any more, from memory...

I don't have a T3 any more, from memory prefocusing locks the lens to the desired distance, so the camera shoots pretty much instantly (but there's some lag between pressing shutter release and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By telenous
The Minox hotshoe has a tiny, black, mechanical...

The Minox hotshoe has a tiny, black, mechanical switch that activates flash sync speed when pushed; you 'll see it if you look inside the hotshoe, under the left rail and to the front. My Minox comes...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By telenous
OK I 'm with you now, my bad. .

OK I 'm with you now, my bad.

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Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By telenous
Have a look at this:...

Have a look at this: https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/discuss/72157612937954151/

It's an easy DIY fix (and I 'm saying this as someone who's all thumbs) and it did restore my ML back to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By telenous
World Poem Day -- Post Some Verse

World photo day today. Please post a poem or a few verses that you really like or that has attracted your attention lately.



Travelling through the dark,
William Stafford

Traveling through the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 13,305
Posted By telenous
I'd love to see this; but Kyocera has been out of...

I'd love to see this; but Kyocera has been out of the camera game some time now.




I've been following p&s prices and that's my impression too. My T3 was nicked in the tube after eight years of...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By telenous
Very nice, thanks for the link. I didn't know he...

Very nice, thanks for the link. I didn't know he had passed. One of the first to do street photography in the UK. It looks odd seeing all these kids in his photos. Today it'd be very hard, nay...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By telenous
Overcast can't beat afternoon light. It just...

Overcast can't beat afternoon light. It just doesn't have the same modeling qualities. There's one exception: right before an electrical storm. All sorts of magical things happen then. A couple of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,886
Posted By telenous
Fuji Color 200 is technically excellent (small...

Fuji Color 200 is technically excellent (small grain, accurate colour) and at approx. €2.50 hard to beat. Fuji Superia 200 is perhaps even better but a little costlier. Kodak Gold 200 is grainier...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 13,305
Posted By telenous
I don't know how many people are looking for...

I don't know how many people are looking for backups. I was commenting on the "harder to repair" (boldened in the quote) bit which seems to be true. The repairman at Aperture did tell me that he was...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-27-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 13,305
Posted By telenous
That's a consideration too. Years ago Aperture...

That's a consideration too. Years ago Aperture and Ffordes used to sell a lot of Contax T/T2/T3s but, if you look, they don't any more. The repair person in Aperture UK expressly told me what you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-23-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By telenous
Watched the documentary about him in Netflix...

Watched the documentary about him in Netflix yesterday. It's quite a feat to have been eyewitness, like he was, to the baseness and sheer nastiness of the human animal and still somehow come out on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 20,346
Posted By telenous
An earlier version of myself seems to have...

An earlier version of myself seems to have commented/preferred Jobo over Patterson. It's the other way round now. I also have two AP tanks and they are less good than either.



^This.

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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the link, very useful. I got a CS9000...

Thanks for the link, very useful. I got a CS9000 from the same last batch, in 2009. I don't know that I have the nerve to try a mirror cleaning unless I absolutely have to. But that time may not be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the links. It's going to make for a...

Thanks for the links. It's going to make for a very late time viewing here but I'll try to tune in.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the review. The local dealer tossed in...

Thanks for the review. The local dealer tossed in my hands their demo M10. For a film body user like me the M10 felt instantly familiar. I never knew this sort of thing mattered but for this reason...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
No, zoo photography wouldn't be more appropriate...

No, zoo photography wouldn't be more appropriate for Animals. I think that follows from what I wrote. But fair enough.

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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
I think we are approaching Bill Pierce's question...

I think we are approaching Bill Pierce's question from different ends. I agree with you, from the photographer's point of view there is little or no value in adhering to someone else's rules of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
Nice quote but Ansel Adams was not exactly a...

Nice quote but Ansel Adams was not exactly a paragon of flexibility when you bring to mind his treatment of Mortensen....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
After Bill Pierce started this thread, the same...

After Bill Pierce started this thread, the same question rose coincidentally elsewhere in a FB group. Nick Turpin was asked to chip in. I quote him here for a fuller version of his view:




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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By telenous
Turpin's definition is an easy-to-remember rule...

Turpin's definition is an easy-to-remember rule of thumb. It does cover a lot, perhaps most, of what we consider as street photography. But it is also more permissive (are all these shots of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,621
Posted By telenous
Kodachrome was different from all E6 films. It...

Kodachrome was different from all E6 films. It wasn't as accurate or realistic but that made it interesting. Visually it looked as if the image was formed on the top of a dark underlay, perhaps...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,688
Posted By telenous
Archivability and aesthetics drive the film...

Archivability and aesthetics drive the film renaissance in the movie industry. That's what they tell us anyway. Film, however, degrades over time. Many early/silent films are completely lost, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,771
Posted By telenous
It's a modest but important change for the...

It's a modest but important change for the better. The TIME articles will make for a welcome - and much needed - buzz on film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,606
Posted By telenous
I am not partial to the 28mm focal length but the...

I am not partial to the 28mm focal length but the Summicron 28 Asph sometimes knocks me for six; it's that good. The Macro Elmarit-R 60 is an exhilarating lens. Of older lenses I really like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,688
Posted By telenous
Quite agree with this. The only photographs that...

Quite agree with this. The only photographs that will survive are the ones curated/archived by museums/galleries, be they prints or negatives or backlit projections or digital files or whatever. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,688
Posted By telenous
Film is on the up and up. Apparently it flies off...

Film is on the up and up. Apparently it flies off the shelves of the store I buy from. I know, anecdotal. But Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome. The motion picture industry is committed to film....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-12-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2,985
Posted By telenous
Thanks for the nice review and tribute to Tom....

Thanks for the nice review and tribute to Tom. The M2 is pared down yet it has all that is needed in an M camera and no more. Truly Spartan, the M2 is the essential Leica in my opinion too.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,499
Posted By telenous
I know Kodachrome is a hard/impossible one to...

I know Kodachrome is a hard/impossible one to pull off. But, boy oh boy, did this thread make me dream.

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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-09-2017
Replies: 208
Views: 15,937
Posted By telenous
It's hard/rare to make a good street photo, no...

It's hard/rare to make a good street photo, no doubt about that. Maybe that's part of the appeal too. ("Here, this time I'll go out and take that one great street photo I've always been after".) I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-09-2017
Replies: 208
Views: 15,937
Posted By telenous
The problem is not so much with ordinary...

The problem is not so much with ordinary photographs. These are obviously ephemeral objects, they die the moment they were born. The bigger problem (for me) is with successful but obvious iterations...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,311
Posted By telenous
Very sorry to read this. Godspeed Tom. My...

Very sorry to read this. Godspeed Tom. My condolences to his family.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,621
Posted By telenous
Well, here's some more info from an interview of ...

Well, here's some more info from an interview of T. J. Mooney (Kodak's World Wide Product and Business manager) conducted by the filmsnotdead website:

http://filmsnotdead.com/

On the question...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,621
Posted By telenous
Good observation. I wonder how many people who...

Good observation. I wonder how many people who worked in the original Ektachrome line and who knew about the magic juju that went into the making of it can be brought back for this run. Also, where...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,621
Posted By telenous
Over the moon with the news here. I've been...

Over the moon with the news here. I've been shooting expired Ektachrome and Elitechrome 100 ever since they gave them the chop. Never once did I hope for a comeback. What news. My guess, however, is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 21,059
Posted By telenous
I believe in exposing at ISO 315. .

I believe in exposing at ISO 315.

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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-05-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By telenous
rhl-oregon: as beautiful a eulogy as I've ever...

rhl-oregon: as beautiful a eulogy as I've ever read. Thank you.

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Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By telenous
BTW the Guardian obit I posted above reads a bit...

BTW the Guardian obit I posted above reads a bit harsh. I have not read all the obituary criticizes him for but I found Ways of Seeing an insightful piece of work and Berger's voice an extremely...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By telenous
John Berger, RIP

I was very sorry to read that the very influential art/photography critic and essayist John Berger died yesterday....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,614
Posted By telenous
Sorry, second post. Nice work in your website,...

Sorry, second post. Nice work in your website, Goran. Nothing wrong with curating tightly the photos you show. Actually it's the converse that is usually a problem (I mean for me as a viewer). ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-02-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,614
Posted By telenous
Don't hold back, there's no substitute for first...

Don't hold back, there's no substitute for first hand experience. Nobody learned anything about anything in photography by not shooting. You need to experiment with your film, even if you end up (and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,642
Posted By telenous
Right, an M4 thread that morphs into an M5...

Right, an M4 thread that morphs into an M5 appreciation fest. There's really no end to the devious ways of M5 owners. :D

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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,672
Posted By telenous
I had all four lenses in your poll. Also the...

I had all four lenses in your poll. Also the 35/1.4 Asph (not in the poll). Each one had its own advantages, that's what made choosing hard. In the end, for me, the best combo was 50/1.4 Asph. and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By telenous
Very eloquently put, thanks Kevin. That the...

Very eloquently put, thanks Kevin.

That the book format opens up literary possibilities not present in the print form was well-understood by Evans. And I quite agree, Frank and Gossage, despite the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By telenous
I have the latter edition too, having bought it...

I have the latter edition too, having bought it when it last came out. I think I was intrigued by something Soth said in his (then) blog. He's a big, big fan but then a lot of people in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By telenous
That would be true. It doesn't mean, however, the...

That would be true. It doesn't mean, however, the work after that period is worthless. To the contrary.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By telenous
That would be hard, what with not having home...

That would be hard, what with not having home computers and all that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By telenous
The s/n indicates a production year c. 1959. If...

The s/n indicates a production year c. 1959. If you wanted a 35mm for your Leica the choice was between a Summaron 35/3.5, a Summaron 35/2.8 and a Summicron 35/2. (The Summilux 35/1.4 was not to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,196
Posted By telenous
Had digital never been invented, wet plate...

Had digital never been invented, wet plate collodion photographers would bemoan film photography for being too easy and not worthy of consideration. Alas, digital came and we all know which way this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,730
Posted By telenous
The slowest I've ever tried were a few rolls each...

The slowest I've ever tried were a few rolls each of Kodachrome 25 and APX 25. I liked them and even have some photos of personal importance but in truth I preferred faster versions of either (KL200...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,972
Posted By telenous
Warning for those of you in morning time zone:...

Warning for those of you in morning time zone: Put your cup of coffee on your desk now.

The wandering couple coerces themselves towards enlightenment by consulting their unease through a distorted...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-31-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By telenous
Thanks. Actually I have on order an ML. There are...

Thanks. Actually I have on order an ML. There are various advantages to this model, the battery type being but one. I just hope it works (the seller said it does) because I bought it pig-in-a-poke...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By telenous
Oh, yes, during the years there have been a few...

Oh, yes, during the years there have been a few things I photographed and re-photographed obsessively. There was even a particular statue like in the OPs post. I could swear, one time it jumped in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-30-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By telenous
I wore 501s in my 20s, 506s in my 30s and 527s...

I wore 501s in my 20s, 506s in my 30s and 527s now that I am in my 40s. I still have a pair of 501 and 506 each. I guess as I got older different things seemed to me to look better on me. The body...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-28-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By telenous
Thank you for confirming with the manual. I...

Thank you for confirming with the manual. I suppose the EL takes a Mercury battery (PX27)? Is it still possible to find these batteries?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By telenous
Sounds right to me. But not having a Minox myself...

Sounds right to me. But not having a Minox myself (yet) I can't confirm either way. It may be a good workaround for times one needs to let a little more light in. Btw older Minox cameras go up to...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By telenous
Tom, that's exactly what I needed to know, many...

Tom, that's exactly what I needed to know, many thanks for checking your camera. Thanks for the other replies too.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,513
Posted By telenous
Why would Kodak discontinue the world's best...

Why would Kodak discontinue the world's best selling film in any format or speed? Doesn't make any sense. Trix goes only when Kodak goes.

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Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-26-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,307
Posted By telenous
Question Question on Minox 35 slowest speed with maximum aperture and highest ISO

Hello,
Just a very specific question on Minox 35 longer exposures at widest aperture and high(er) ISOs.

I have read that earlier versions of the camera expose @f/2.8 and 1s, only with dial set at...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-16-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 15,722
Posted By telenous
My main two lenses are f/1.4. I 've used them in...

My main two lenses are f/1.4. I 've used them in tandem with their f/2 counterparts and the utility of having one stop on reserve trumps cost, convenience, weight, rectiliniarity or what have you....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,821
Posted By telenous
Never, in the sense you ask the question (I've...

Never, in the sense you ask the question (I've used digital for paid gigs). But I don't carry this like a badge of honour. I have friends who do awfully good work with digital and I am mightily...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,579
Posted By telenous
My feeling is that for the next year or so it is...

My feeling is that for the next year or so it is going to be a Don McCullin year in photography. Like in years past it was a Winogrand year or Leiter or Meier etc. There's a movie in the works based...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By telenous
Foma and Pan 100 are both nice. Go with the...

Foma and Pan 100 are both nice. Go with the former since it's cheaper. I've never used Foma 400 but I often read people who are exasperated with it. Pan 400 is OK. I used a little when I ran out of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-30-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,031
Posted By telenous
It's partly displacement activity (speaking from...

It's partly displacement activity (speaking from personal experience -- don't know if this addresses your case). When you have a mountain to climb it's easier to think obsessively about the gear...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By telenous
I like a bag with water resistance, buckles,...

I like a bag with water resistance, buckles, natural materials,capacity for two M bodies, a couple of lenses, rolls of film and maybe a little room for a small notepad or electronic device. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,671
Posted By telenous
Apologies for coming back again and again to this...

Apologies for coming back again and again to this thread. I 've been irked by PlusX's demise and I've tried to find a replacement without ever coming to a completely satisfactory conclusion. This...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,629
Posted By telenous
Very nice. Appropriate send off to a legendary...

Very nice. Appropriate send off to a legendary film.

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By telenous
Whichever flash you get check that it's trigger...

Whichever flash you get check that it's trigger voltage is compatible with the TTL (some older units have pretty high trigger voltage).

I use as a small and kinda expendable flash a Vivitar 252:...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,715
Posted By telenous
^^Wow, amazing project, Lukitas, and a really...

^^Wow, amazing project, Lukitas, and a really good-looking pen.



If there's a trick I'd like to hear it too. I've had two pen casualties this summer, so far.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,715
Posted By telenous
^That's a lovely Vacumatic, Shadowfox. Really...

^That's a lovely Vacumatic, Shadowfox. Really beautiful in Azure. Very nice fine line too.

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Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-10-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,498
Posted By telenous
Same here. It's odd how a style of photography...

Same here. It's odd how a style of photography that may have excited once turns humdrum with time. The store where I buy film stocks LFI. Once in a while I shuffle through as I wait to be served and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 7,953
Posted By telenous
A credible statistic I read somewhere indicated...

A credible statistic I read somewhere indicated that most serious photographers prefer taking photos over reading comics. I don't know anything about all the other stuff mentioned here but they read...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,671
Posted By telenous
Well, I just went through some twenty rolls of...

Well, I just went through some twenty rolls of Foma 100 (and another twenty-thirty last summer) and that's one more film that isn't Plus-X in any way, shape or form. With contrast building up...
Forum: Travel 07-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By telenous
London. Too many personal loose ends/extended...

London. Too many personal loose ends/extended family/financial stuff make it so that I have to visit for a few days every year. Love the city but it's changing fast. Or I'm getting older. Or both:D

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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By telenous
Fragments of a Life: A Curbside Mystery (NYT, D. Acosta, 13.07.2016)

Watch this. Gives much to chew on about photography and otherwise.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/multimedia/100000004526979/fragments-of-a-life-a-curbside-mystery.html?smid=tw-share
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