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Forum: Travel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 8,753
Posted By Brian Atherton
A big thank you from me, too, Margus; especially...

A big thank you from me, too, Margus; especially for the enlightening explanations to your superb photos.

Keep safe.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,002
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. Absolutely, Huss! A fantastic camera. So...

Yes. Absolutely, Huss! A fantastic camera. So nice to see it being used and appreciated here.

I remember when it came out in the UK (I think around 1997) and thought: “what a lump.”

Eventually,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 5 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,050
Posted By Brian Atherton
Is it not the case that in many countries that...

Is it not the case that in many countries that FedEx/UPS packages go through X-ray machines at customs, at least randomly chosen, before being released to the customer?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,209
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fuji ‘X’ cameras now have been around for a...

Fuji ‘X’ cameras now have been around for a while, increasingly a number of their models are being used professionally; so long enough, I feel, to make an unscientific assessment on their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,177
Posted By Brian Atherton
This is a beautiful image. Thank you.

This is a beautiful image. Thank you.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,209
Posted By Brian Atherton
I would hope so! Intriguing… Full size or not,...

I would hope so! Intriguing…

Full size or not, on three separate machines (Apple and PC), what I see with my eyes on my screens appears different to what you see with your eyes on your screen.

You...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,050
Posted By Brian Atherton
Certainly now I do. In the past few years...

Certainly now I do.

In the past few years London St Pancras, Paris Gare du Nord and Folkstone Eurostar terminals; London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, airports in Italy,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,209
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 Same here with my MacBook Pro.

+1

Same here with my MacBook Pro.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,050
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. Last year in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shimla...

Yes. Last year in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shimla every hotel had an old-type scanner (I'm no expert) at the entrance and insisted that every bag and suitcase was put through when we first arrived and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Okay. For the avoidance I doubt, I should have...

Okay. For the avoidance I doubt, I should have written ‘a separate battery charger’. Does this now help you understand my point about not being able to use the camera while it’s charging a battery?...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
The major criticism of mine about the X-Pro3 is...

The major criticism of mine about the X-Pro3 is that a battery charger is now not supplied with the camera.

Actually, I applaud the new in-camera charger facility on the ‘3’ as it means carrying...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes. In the box with the camera body. Single...

Yes. In the box with the camera body. Single language all in English.

Edit: unlike the PDF version in green and black, my printed owner's manual is printed just in black.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Definitely. Over half an inch thick (the English...

Definitely. Over half an inch thick (the English version) but fairly easy to plough through.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,947
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sorry, no idea! I’ve never taken interest in...

Sorry, no idea! I’ve never taken interest in camera leatherette! The camera felt sure in the hand and easy to handle, though.



In the UK the Fujifilm adapter ring and hood are priced around £75,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,947
Posted By Brian Atherton
Briefly had a chance to handle the X-100V in...

Briefly had a chance to handle the X-100V in London. A fine, high quality camera, beautifully made and put together, especially the black version.

Only downside is the lack of a weather sealed lens...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Happy to assist, Bob. I think this tip was...

Happy to assist, Bob.

I think this tip was passed on to me here on the RFF. By the way this works for the X-Pro3, too.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Bob, Same problem with me with the X-Pro2… for a...

Bob,

Same problem with me with the X-Pro2… for a while.

If you don’t use the function buttons, press the Menu button for a couple of seconds and it will lock them (a lock icon will show yellow in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Brian Atherton
For years up until a year or so ago my principal...

For years up until a year or so ago my principal camera was my M6 Millennium black paint with either a 35 or 50mm. Also I have a M5 but the M6 was my go-to camera.

I absolutely loved using the M6...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By Brian Atherton
Hang on a second, I'll have to think about this....

Hang on a second, I'll have to think about this. :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By Brian Atherton
My Seiko watch’s auto date and calendar go to...

My Seiko watch’s auto date and calendar go to 2100, which is enough for me (probably). ;)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,766
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 The X-E cameras are really great but they are...

+1

The X-E cameras are really great but they are not built to the same standard as the X-Pro2 & 3.

Last year I was winter walking the Norfolk coast with friends, one of whom had an X-E2. With eight...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,766
Posted By Brian Atherton
Here’s my tuppence-worth…. In early January I...

Here’s my tuppence-worth….

In early January I traded in my 2016 X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3, and have been using it almost every day.

As a healthy sceptic about the ‘3’ when it was released, I had loan...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for the link, much appreciated,...

Thank you for the link, much appreciated, MaZo.

At last I get to meet the famous Winona from Winona. I approve! Rather a sweet, humorous, inoffensive piece of twaddle and far better than many...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
YouTube link comes up as: "This video is...

YouTube link comes up as: "This video is unavailable: Private." :rolleyes:
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Brian Atherton
Congratulations! I like the website: simple,...

Congratulations!

I like the website: simple, clean and clear, Megido, made all the more interesting by the excellent photographic content and quality. Only downside for me is that I would like to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
Correct. Nevertheless I'd be grateful for a link...

Correct. Nevertheless I'd be grateful for a link to the Leica advert you mention, as I haven't seen it. :)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
The films mentioned may have been broadcast on...

The films mentioned may have been broadcast on British TV but I never seen them.



Yes, I do watch TV. I never heard of Stranger Things or watched a single minute of it. Your comment prompted me to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, I haven't. I don't go to the cinema.

No, I haven't. I don't go to the cinema.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,861
Posted By Brian Atherton
Unkown to me, too. But then I don't live in the...

Unkown to me, too. But then I don't live in the US.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,112
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, sorry, I can’t, because your needs and...

No, sorry, I can’t, because your needs and requirements may be different to mine; also, I have no idea which country you are based.

If it helps you, currently my gear is insured with eversure.com.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 12,112
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 but get decent insurance. ;)

+1 but get decent insurance. ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 197
Views: 13,267
Posted By Brian Atherton
A big, big thank you from me, Vince, for posting...

A big, big thank you from me, Vince, for posting this superb body of work. I would love to see the originals in an exhibition in London!

Keep up the good work. Wonderful!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,385
Posted By Brian Atherton
Traded in my four year-old X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3.

Traded in my four year-old X-Pro2 for the X-Pro3.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Brian Atherton
Nope. No issues with Captcha (UK based MacBook...

Nope. No issues with Captcha (UK based MacBook using Safari with High Sierra 10.13.6). Very occasionally RFF is slow to load, probably due to connection traffic.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1,728
Posted By Brian Atherton
Great set of photographers and totally unknown to...

Great set of photographers and totally unknown to me. Thank you Ko.Fe.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,464
Posted By Brian Atherton
The news about the screw is big. ;)

The news about the screw is big. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 227
Views: 6,448
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, I was fortunate in 2017 to see Gregory...

Yes, I was fortunate in 2017 to see Gregory Crewdson’s exhibition, Cathedral of the Pines, at the Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Huge, technically brilliant prints staged, lit and finessed to the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,383
Posted By Brian Atherton
Therefore will have to abstain voting… Some like...

Therefore will have to abstain voting…

Some like the red dot, I don’t: black electrical tape for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
Infallible and truly impressive, Ted. Respect.

Infallible and truly impressive, Ted. Respect.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
You may indeed be correct about Fujifilm’s colour...

You may indeed be correct about Fujifilm’s colour simulations, Ted, I have no way of making a judgement about them and their film counterparts, as I have never used them.

Likewise you may be correct...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
Genuinely, I am interested in reading opposite...

Genuinely, I am interested in reading opposite opinions to the sometimes sycophantic ones lauding Acros digital as being fantastic, wonderful etc etc, as I have not come across (no pun intended) any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
Certainty is not fact, Ted. Different methods of...

Certainty is not fact, Ted. Different methods of processing all bring something to the table with regard to a film's look. And since Fujifilm has not issued a Neopan 400 simulation, it is speculation...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ted, Why? Because I used Neopan 400 film...

Ted,

Why? Because I used Neopan 400 film extensively and would like to see what a Fujifilm simulation would look like.

Personally I use the Acros simulation as a matter of choice and I like the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,085
Posted By Brian Atherton
Outsourced Acros 35mm, fourteen quid?? Nope, not...

Outsourced Acros 35mm, fourteen quid?? Nope, not for me.

If Fujifilm revived Neopan 400 ISO I might bite: it was my all-time favourite.

Incidentally, I’d like to see a Neopan 400 Professional ...
Forum: Travel 01-06-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Brian Atherton
I can’t make it. :( But I highly recommended...

I can’t make it. :(

But I highly recommended Lyon: a wonderful, atmospheric (the Traboules especially so), walkable city with plenty to interest the photographer.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9,050
Posted By Brian Atherton
In all my years travelling around the world...

In all my years travelling around the world (Middle East, North Africa, Europe, USA) with 400 ISO film, I have never, ever had damage to film caused by my luggage being scanned, sometimes multiple...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By Brian Atherton
Another vote for the Olympus XA: lightweight,...

Another vote for the Olympus XA: lightweight, tiny, pretty rugged and has a very capable f2.8 lens. It has a decent and accurate rangefinder, too. Also, the optional flash is useful. Downside is that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,713
Posted By Brian Atherton
Love, love, love New Yawk (thanks, Helen!)… the...

Love, love, love New Yawk (thanks, Helen!)… the sights, the buzz, but especially, the people. Never a dull moment.

As a born and bred Londoner I look upon NY as London’s brash younger sister.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Peter. Another firm admirer of Saul...

Thank you, Peter.

Another firm admirer of Saul Leiter. So atmospheric and of his time, and so often imitated but never bettered: a true master.

He’s one of the few photographers that taught me...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have used the first generation Peak Sling for a...

I have used the first generation Peak Sling for a few years, finding that it has stood up to extensive wear well; nothing has broken and the covering material has proved to be ‘bomb proof’.

I love...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,700
Posted By Brian Atherton
I turn to my seventh decade next year but to date...

I turn to my seventh decade next year but to date I don’t ever think about retiring my photography interest.

There were a few short years in the early-mid 90s when I had left work and a bespoke...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
I get what you're saying, but handling the X-Pro3...

I get what you're saying, but handling the X-Pro3 for the first time, for me, as a spectacles wearer, its viewfinder is easier to see and less of a squint.

Also the eyesight dioptre adjustment has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Brian Atherton
My all-time fave is the Minolta CLE and its three...

My all-time fave is the Minolta CLE and its three Minolta lenses I used for personal work. That kit (in a small Billingham bag) went everywhere around the world with me and I took some of my...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Brian Atherton
Can’t confirm as I didn’t ask about film...

Can’t confirm as I didn’t ask about film supplies. :bang: My visit was rushed, and the store pretty crowded. My focus was on getting my hands on the X-Pro3.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Brian Atherton
London - New Fujiflim Showroom Opens

A heads up for all those in or around London, UK: Fujifilm has opened a showroom with all of their cameras and lenses on show to try out and handle - and purchase, although no part-exchange.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Brian Atherton
A return of all the good people I have lost this...

A return of all the good people I have lost this year, and to see Roger back on this forum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,507
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have written about this on posts before: more...

I have written about this on posts before: more and more of our public spaces in UK cities that are being redeveloped are being privatised.

Following the redevelopment, quite often there is little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By Brian Atherton
Listen to your inner self. Just do it. ;)

Listen to your inner self. Just do it. ;)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,160
Posted By Brian Atherton
I enjoy signatures. It’s about communication,...

I enjoy signatures. It’s about communication, right?

They give me a quick link to another person’s interests, especially things photographic: mine does the same for others with a link to me.

No big...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,287
Posted By Brian Atherton
I buy between 5-10 rolls every two months on...

I buy between 5-10 rolls every two months on average, spilt between 35mm and 120.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brian Atherton
For my part, I feel it behoves all of us to be...

For my part, I feel it behoves all of us to be better educated on environmental issues, to not be suckered into believing the disingenuous and sometimes blatant misinformation about what we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brian Atherton
Glad to see someone is paying attention. And yes,...

Glad to see someone is paying attention. And yes, it was deliberate. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brian Atherton
The collective ‘we’. Shorthand for us; you, me,...

The collective ‘we’. Shorthand for us; you, me, our photographic community, photographers as consumers of photographic products.

Since you ask, and it’s a valid question, my behaviour with respect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,173
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Camera Industry & The Environment

I will keep this as short as possible…

Fuji’s new X-Pro3 with its resource and energy hungry, difficult to manufacture, titanium top and bottom body plates got me thinking.

Judging by their...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-27-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Plain black. I don’t see the point of an ultra...

Plain black. I don’t see the point of an ultra tough finish on a digital, electronic camera with a price premium and limited life. The current X-Pro2 is already one tough camera, any scratches or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-26-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
I just love my X-Pro2, so I have a vested...

I just love my X-Pro2, so I have a vested interest in wanting to like its replacement, but to me, at the very least, the X-Pro3’s rear screen seems like a misstep.

Above my love of the X-Pro2 is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
UK prices (from Wex Photographic): X-Pro3 body -...

UK prices (from Wex Photographic):
X-Pro3 body - black £1,699
Dura black £1,879
Dura silver £1,879

Leather case £89
Metal hand grip £119
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 23,871
Posted By Brian Atherton
In forty plus years of professional and amateur...

In forty plus years of professional and amateur 35mm and 120 black and white processing, this:
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Brian Atherton
Really? (scratches head in puzzlement). :confused:

Really? (scratches head in puzzlement). :confused:
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Brian Atherton
Well, I am one Apple user (iPhone and MacBook)...

Well, I am one Apple user (iPhone and MacBook) that has had malware on my MacBook: basically, suing Safari, it would redirect me to a random website. Also Safari would occasionally lock up and be...
Forum: Travel 10-08-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for the post and photos. A fabulous...

Thank you for the post and photos.

A fabulous part of the world; with my wife I was in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 visiting Mostar and other towns, traveling by road via Croatia. The border...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,095
Posted By Brian Atherton
A couple of weekends ago in London wandering...

A couple of weekends ago in London wandering around - as you do - a middle-aged bloke recognised my M6, opining what a great camera it is, :rolleyes: and what a pity film is gone and I must have a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,513
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally: yes, with medium format, but not...

Professionally: yes, with medium format, but not with 4x5 inch or my personal work on black and white 35mm or the digital equivalent.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Interesting. Here's my experience: Earlier this...

Interesting. Here's my experience:

Earlier this year I had an extended loan of the X-H1 with a view to purchase.

My main thought was its image stabilisation and how useful it might be, as now I’m...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
I chimp rarely… mostly when out shooting I use...

I chimp rarely… mostly when out shooting I use the rear screen for checking focus with the magnifier facility and check the histogram for highlight exposure, both things I find rather difficult to do...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back to this superfluous small LCD screen. Is it...

Back to this superfluous small LCD screen. Is it on all the time? Can it be switched off? If not, for me, it’d be a serious distraction every time I put the camera to my eye. Gaffer tape comes to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
The flipping (pun intended) rear screen on X-Pro3...

The flipping (pun intended) rear screen on X-Pro3 is a backwards design step in my opinion, though I acknowledge some will like it and buy the X-Pro3 precisely for this reason.

I just don’t get it....
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,402
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m an extensive X-Pro2 user, it being the only...

I’m an extensive X-Pro2 user, it being the only camera I use for digital. The hidden LCD doesn’t appeal to me. The current fixed one is fine for my needs: on the rare times I chimp, it’s there when I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,723
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sheer luxury. When I were a lad we dreamt of...

Sheer luxury.

When I were a lad we dreamt of Coke bottles and shoe boxes.

You don't know how lucky you were. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Brian Atherton
The 'Goners' Of Leeds, England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48937831
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,014
Posted By Brian Atherton
Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If...

Optical Lens? Has it been made for opticians? If so, they need their eyes tested.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s...

From the first time I saw W Eugene Smith’s ‘Country Doctor’ photos they have made an abiding, profound and lasting impression on me, and later, his ‘Minamata’ work has resonated in the same way. To...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, protective filters always. In fact last...

For me, protective filters always. In fact last month I had to replace a filter because the glass was badly damaged by a brick wall as I was climbing it to get a better view: that damaged filter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-26-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,854
Posted By Brian Atherton
:D I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter...

:D

I have been awaiting in vain for the Peter Sellers or Graham Stark edition but yours seems eminently more appealing. :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-12-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brian Atherton
As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in...

As the Tiananmen Square incident was mention in this thread, I'm sharing the following, which was published in today's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Brian Atherton
1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled...

1 Classic 3.5x5.5 inch top-bound Moleskin Ruled Reporter Notebook and a propelling pencil. Ideal for taking notes and keeping track of frame numbers, dates and locations. Yes, the notebooks are more...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By Brian Atherton
Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine,...

Check out the High Line: if the weather is fine, walk the entire length, occasionally dropping down along the way to street level. More...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,011
Posted By Brian Atherton
At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and...

At least the Zenit has a lens... allegedly... and a strap.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brian Atherton
My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes...

My uniformed guess is that Leica took their eyes off the ball and now are in an unseemly scrabble to cover their backsides to limit the financial and political damage. I'd love to be a fly on the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Brian Atherton
This, in todays...

This, in todays Graun:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/19/camera-firm-leica-distances-itself-from-tiananmen-square-advert
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,404
Posted By Brian Atherton
Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of...

Just heartbreaking to witness 850 years of European history and cultural heritage gone in a matter of hours. I am devastated for Paris, a city I know so well and regard as my own. Très triste.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s...

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Roger’s beloved wife, Frances, family and friends.

I feel immeasurably diminished by Roger's passing, but tonight I will raise a glass of something suitable...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,020
Posted By Brian Atherton
This made my day. One of the funniest comments...

This made my day. One of the funniest comments I've read on the RFF in a long, long while. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,158
Posted By Brian Atherton
Devastating news for our photographic community...

Devastating news for our photographic community and even more so for his beloved wife, Frances, family and friends. I cannot imagine how they are feeling at this very sad news; my heart and thoughts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,507
Posted By Brian Atherton
I have experienced similar issues here, in my...

I have experienced similar issues here, in my home, London. Sometimes the security staff are borderline psychopaths, aggressive and obnoxious, sometimes they are decent and friendly, and one can have...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,168
Posted By Brian Atherton
Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have...

Yes, Raid, good natured and fun. I hope to have back and white photos posted on my website during the week. In the meantime here's more information on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-24-2019
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,168
Posted By Brian Atherton
Photographing the Put It To The People march,...

Photographing the Put It To The People march, London, where over a million took part.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,032
Posted By Brian Atherton
This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be...

This is the crux of the issue: film has be to be converted to digital, so on the internet film cannot reasonably be compared to digital. However hard one tries film converted to digital is one step...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,670
Posted By Brian Atherton
This thread is developing nicely.

This thread is developing nicely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,996
Posted By Brian Atherton
My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my...

My Rollei 6008 Integral, while rather tight in my pockets, does fit easily in my wife’s bag. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,278
Posted By Brian Atherton
Am I allowed a second post? :) That I found and...

Am I allowed a second post? :)

That I found and joined the RFF sooner… with over fifty years in photography, both professionally and amateur, I am continually delighted and enthused from learning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,385
Posted By Brian Atherton
Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright...

Not a purchase but a free download - BookWright from blurb.com so I can put together a photo book.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Brian Atherton
Diane Arbus - London Exhibition

A heads-up for those in London:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/12/diane-arbus-in-the-beginning-review-a-genius-who-made-every-picture-a-story
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Brian Atherton
Don McCullin - Tate Britain Exhibition

A head's-up for those in the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/04/don-mccullin-tate-retrospective-review
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,278
Posted By Brian Atherton
That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to...

That taking a decent photo mostly has nothing to do with the brand of camera gear you’re using.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,168
Posted By Brian Atherton
Hopefully finding time to give my new (a month...

Hopefully finding time to give my new (a month old) Fuji 16-55 f2.8 zoom a try-out with my X-Pro2.

Here, in southern England, we have had a reasonable fall of snow, so I am hoping for foul weather...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-27-2018
Replies: 9
Sticky: fuji 16-55/2.8
Views: 1,208
Posted By Brian Atherton
Love the car registration (tag).

Love the car registration (tag).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Brian Atherton
A stunning film and an impressive technical...

A stunning film and an impressive technical achievement.

It has a release in cinemas here in the UK, and was shown in its entirety on the BBC a few weeks ago.

Very moving. The transition from...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thoroughly agree, Vince: a stunning film and an...

Thoroughly agree, Vince: a stunning film and an impressive technical achievement.

It has a release in cinemas here in the UK, and was shown in its entirety on the tele a few weeks ago.

Very moving....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,733
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fast lenses, wides or not, have the added benefit...

Fast lenses, wides or not, have the added benefit of a brighter SLR viewfinder. Of course this isn’t the case with rangefinders and EVFs.

Even so, choice is good.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,773
Posted By Brian Atherton
Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting...

Whether a high end, top of the range, cutting edge, expensive camera or a bottom of the range, no frills, basic camera, both equally become just another dud when parts are no longer available…...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By Brian Atherton
Back Alley, I have fuji’s 16, 23 and 35mm...

Back Alley,

I have fuji’s 16, 23 and 35mm lenses, used with my X-Pro2. Great lenses and I have always preferred primes. However…

Last week I bought the 16-55, for travel principally, so I have only...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Brian Atherton
As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four...

As I understand it, Ffordes are one of four photography businesses hit recently, including Clifton Cameras. :mad:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Such a heartbreak for the company and staff. Over the years I've bought a number of bodies and lenses from Ffordes: they're really lovely people to do business with.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Brian Atherton
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Such a heartbreak...

Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Such a heartbreak for the company and staff. Over the years I've bought a number of bodies and lenses from Ffordes: they're really lovely people to do business with.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,074
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me? A resounding yes. I've been into...

For me? A resounding yes.

I've been into photography seriously for 54 years, and virtually every day on the RFF I learn something new.

It's fun, enlightening place to be. A big 'thank you' to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By Brian Atherton
I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica...

I seem to recollect reading about a one-off Leica $2m lens made for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar, a 1600mm f/5.6 telephoto, I think. It was so heavy he had a custom-made Mercedes to lug...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,314
Posted By Brian Atherton
For me, it comes down to lens size and...

For me, it comes down to lens size and weight.

My days of lugging around heavy lenses is done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,319
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2...

+1

This is the exact reason I bought the X-Pro2 over the X-T2, and prefer rangefinders over SLRs... but then, I am right eye dominant.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-T3 - First Look Video

https://youtu.be/Pbd1WNbfn8Y?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=4720559&utm_campaign=video-banner&eid=328354

UK Price:
Fujifilm X-T3 Body £1,349
Fujifilm X-T3 Body + 18-55mm £1,699
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Brian Atherton
+1 = Me! Always have. Neck straps are er, a pain...

+1 = Me!

Always have. Neck straps are er, a pain in the neck, especially when used with a heavy SLR and long zoom. Very unwieldy.

Cross-body I have the strap just long enough so that the camera can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,964
Posted By Brian Atherton
You should be justly proud, Chris. Well done and...

You should be justly proud, Chris. Well done and congratulations to Mack.

What a wonderful outcome! Thank you for sharing, Chris.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,570
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I enjoyed the article, it...

Thank you, Roger.

I enjoyed the article, it brought a smile to my face after a not so great week. Thoroughly enjoyed your website, too: bookmarked!
Forum: Travel 06-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Brian Atherton
My suggestions for 'photography related places'...

My suggestions for 'photography related places' is the Photographers' Gallery:

https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Always a varied program of exhibitions, a decent snack/tea/coffee area at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 51,106
Posted By Brian Atherton
Years ago, back in the mid 70s. A passerby on...

Years ago, back in the mid 70s. A passerby on catching up with me after me running to get a shot and my 28mm Nikkor having fallen out of my open bag and me not noticing it:

“Sir, I think you dropped...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,774
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. why am I not allowed to delete menu...

This. why am I not allowed to delete menu functions that I neither like or want, such as video?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Huxley+Beetles as...

The Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Huxley+Beetles as was) is one of my favourite London galleries specialising and promoting photography.

Through the year they have varied and interesting exhibitions - all...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Brian Atherton
London Gallery - Martin Parr: Early Work 1971-1986

A heads-up for those who enjoy Martin Parr's work:

https://huxleyparlour.com/exhibitions/martin-parr-early-work-1971-1986/
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,267
Posted By Brian Atherton
Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie,...

Professionally it was 2¼ square (Rollie, Hasselblad) and 5x4 (MPP) and occasionally 3x2 (Nikon). For my personal work pretty much always has been 3x2 (35mm - Leica), and now occasionally 2¼ square...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Brian Atherton
Magnificent and poignant… and the end,...

Magnificent and poignant… and the end, heart-rending. Thank you so much for posting, Chris.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,912
Posted By Brian Atherton
What I also find sad, Hogarth, is the wilful and...

What I also find sad, Hogarth, is the wilful and flagrant disregard, both in word and deed, of the law by some. Whether they like it or not, the internet is governed by law.

As for Mason Resnick, I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-15-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,912
Posted By Brian Atherton
This preening, brazen appropriation of other...

This preening, brazen appropriation of other people's hard work is rife: images, music, literature.

Colleges and universities are fighting an uphill the battle with students who plagiarise - steal -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By Brian Atherton
I don't think so. Looking carefully at the...

I don't think so.

Looking carefully at the paving slabs and kerb edge, to me they appear to have slumped in the middle and have risen up at the righthand edge. Also, the far edge of the pavement...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,912
Posted By Brian Atherton
In my book Image theft is… image theft. Pure and...

In my book Image theft is… image theft. Pure and simple.

I liken it to someone entering my home while I’m not there, taking one of my paintings off the wall - I paint - and putting it up in their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,912
Posted By Brian Atherton
I’m wondering why Adorama didn’t fire Mason...

I’m wondering why Adorama didn’t fire Mason Resnick for image theft and lying.

Resnick’s opinion I can live with…

As Adorama’s ‘Senior Contributing Writer for the Adorama Learning Center’ did he...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By Brian Atherton
This. Also, what will people do when their...

This.

Also, what will people do when their chosen iCloud storage supplier goes bust? It's not beyond the bounds of reason that they will not be around for ever or, even, our lifetime.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Brian Atherton
This link works perfectly here in the UK. Thanks...

This link works perfectly here in the UK.

Thanks for posting; great documentary.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,143
Posted By Brian Atherton
My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger;...

My sincere best wishes to you and yours, Roger; especially your dear Frances for a speedy and complete recovery.

Good to see you posting on RFF again… and long may you continue.

My thoughts are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,845
Posted By Brian Atherton
Now's your...

Now's your chance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066 :mad:
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,845
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sick and obscene on so many levels… the prices,...

Sick and obscene on so many levels… the prices, the materials… the whole concept… stupid, too.

No shoulder strap on a camera bag and a brass zip that will scratch your gear to hell and back every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By Brian Atherton
From Fujifilm's website for the X-Pro2: operating...

From Fujifilm's website for the X-Pro2: operating temperature -10°C - +40°C / +32°F - +104°F

In practical terms, last year I used my X-Pro2 extensively in Kirkenes, Norway, in temperatures that were...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,525
Posted By Brian Atherton
Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path...

Leica should have taken the extreme stealth path and made the camera in the shape of a mobile phone; no one seems to give a monkey’s if someone whips out a phone to take a shot but the second a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-07-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Brian Atherton
Heads Up: Two Exhibitions in London

A heads-up for two exhibitions in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,489
Posted By Brian Atherton
No, not an idiot, Bill. I love simplicity, and...

No, not an idiot, Bill.

I love simplicity, and wish with modern digital cameras that I could delete or park menu features I don’t need or want to a personal menu file. Why can’t I delete what I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By Brian Atherton
I was wondering the same thing when I saw the...

I was wondering the same thing when I saw the X-H1: how many would actually purchase the camera for the IBIS? Certainly it’s not something I have ever used, although I did own a Nikon 18-200mm zoom...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-10-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,888
Posted By Brian Atherton
It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2...

It has the same sensor as the X-Pro2 and X-T2 etc. Job done. ;)
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,917
Posted By Brian Atherton
My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking...

My best to you from the UK, Chris. Keep taking the tablets and get well soon.

Wishing you a speedy return to full health.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-24-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Brian Atherton
I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all...

I've been using the 16mmm for over a year in all weather conditions from the heat of a Mediterranean summer to Norway winter; never had an issue with chatter on focussing - the lens is near...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 14,652
Posted By Brian Atherton
One of the principal reasons I have remained a...

One of the principal reasons I have remained a member of the RFF are the posts by Roger.

His posts, by a large degree more than any others, have stimulated, enlightened, educated and challenged me…...
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,259
Posted By Brian Atherton
I understand the need to keep the RFF website and...

I understand the need to keep the RFF website and software up to date.

However, for my requirements the present forum functions serve my needs adequately.

My main criticism with the beta version is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Brian Atherton
Sean O'Hagan has been writing about photography...

Sean O'Hagan has been writing about photography and Eggleston for the Guardian since 2004.

Here are his other...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Brian Atherton
Observer: Interview With William Eggleston

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/19/william-eggleston-interview-i-play-the-piano-musik-photography
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Brian Atherton
Last month my three-year-old MacBook Retina Pro...

Last month my three-year-old MacBook Retina Pro froze solid about halfway through upgrading to High Sierra.

I'm not that computer literate enough to sort out technical problems such as this, so I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,851
Posted By Brian Atherton
Unless you're going to a special exhibition,...

Unless you're going to a special exhibition, entrance to the British Museum is free, as are majority of London's museums and art galleries.

The MET, when I was there in April this year, was free,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By Brian Atherton
Kickstarter - Reflex: A New SLR

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reflexcamera/reflex-bringing-back-the-analogue-slr-camera?ref=NewsACNov1617&utm_medium=email-mgb&utm_source=pwlnewsletter&utm_campaign=drip_launch&utm_content=butt...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By Brian Atherton
Despite digital memory sometimes being a...

Despite digital memory sometimes being a ‘fragile’ storage medium (yes, I’ve had cards fail), in certain cases cards can be far more robust than...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-29-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By Brian Atherton
Very many thanks for posting this link, and...

Very many thanks for posting this link, and drawing my attention to it, Nick.

Next year I'll try and visit the museum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,086
Posted By Brian Atherton
A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I...

A persistent gripe of mine with digital is that I can’t delete or move to a dedicated folder applications or menu options that I don’t either want or need.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,517
Posted By Brian Atherton
Both are great little cameras. I have a friend...

Both are great little cameras. I have a friend who has the X-T20, and I’m impressed.

One of the considerations for me, all things being about equal between the bodies and specs, is that being right...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-09-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By Brian Atherton
I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have...

I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have been using it week-on-week almost exclusively in the EV mode and the Acros simulation setting.

The X-E3, with its uprated sensor, is attractive to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm XF 80mm f2.8 LM OIS WR Macro Lens Announced

Together with Fujifilm X-E3 announced, Fujifilm released details of a new lens:

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf80mmf28_r_lm_ois_wr_macro/

UK price is £1249.00 at...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fujifilm X-E3 Details Released

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

UK body only price is £849.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,696
Posted By Brian Atherton
The appropriation of original content on the...

The appropriation of original content on the internet is everywhere – literature, music, images – and is shameless. It is theft. Pure and simple.

Therefore, I restrict the images on my website to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,826
Posted By Brian Atherton
Okay, I’ll play. Take your...

Okay, I’ll play. Take your pick:

Kerfuffle
Hobbledehoy
Slope
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,286
Posted By Brian Atherton
Wonderful news! Welcome.

Wonderful news! Welcome.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,151
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this...

Thank you, Roger. I shall certainly follow this website with interest.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brian Atherton
Rather engaging image, Roger, and you're in good...

Rather engaging image, Roger, and you're in good company.

According to some here, sharpness is a bourgeois
concept.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-27-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Brian Atherton
Empty Railways of America

This caught my eye on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,135
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d76D9V81NvA
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,554
Posted By Brian Atherton
From the horse's mouth...

From the horse's mouth ;):

http://fujifilm-x.com/x-stories/the-newest-film-simulation-acros/
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,816
Posted By Brian Atherton
At the time, when I bought my new Zorki, Pentax...

At the time, when I bought my new Zorki, Pentax SL and Nikon F2 Photomic, they all came with a camera case, which was included in the purchase price. The camera cases weren’t an accessory.

The Zorki...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Brian Atherton
Thank you for posting, Tim. Last Friday I...

Thank you for posting, Tim.

Last Friday I visited the Beetles+Huxley gallery to see the Meyerowitz photos, which was free. I wasn't disappointed: highly recommended.

I’m a regular visitor to...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By Brian Atherton
Four-City, US East Coast Photos

If anyone is interested, photos from my three-week, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, US East Coast trip are on my website,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,560
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ditto. (Plus extra characters).

Ditto.

(Plus extra characters).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-28-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By Brian Atherton
Stanley Greene RIP

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/26/stanley-greene-obituary
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,560
Posted By Brian Atherton
When does a hobbyist become recognised as an...

When does a hobbyist become recognised as an artist, if ever?

As an example, there’s LS Lowry (Laurence Stephen, 1887-1976) an English spare-time painter (he was employed as a rent collector) famous...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-26-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 6,098
Posted By Brian Atherton
Elegantly put, Roger... the phrase 'ignorance is...

Elegantly put, Roger... the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' comes to mind.

That said, on this forum I'm constantly amazed of member's generosity of spirit in advising, assisting and sharing their...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-19-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,515
Posted By Brian Atherton
X-Pro2 updated to latest firmware (v3.0) Fuji...

X-Pro2 updated to latest firmware (v3.0)
Fuji 16/1.4
Fuji 23/1.4
Fuji 35/2
Fuji batteries x3

Next purchase: Fuji 56/1.2
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,211
Posted By Brian Atherton
Agreed, Roger! Compared to other ‘Red Dot...

Agreed, Roger!

Compared to other ‘Red Dot Leicas’ I’ve always thought that the red dot on my Leica M4-P was particularly idiotically placed, since when using the camera, it’s covered by one’s hand –...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,211
Posted By Brian Atherton
My feeling, too. This is why I tape over mine,...

My feeling, too. This is why I tape over mine, not because I think it draws undue attention.

It's like a zit on the face of the Mona Lisa.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,211
Posted By Brian Atherton
A while back I did the same thing… taped over my...

A while back I did the same thing… taped over my Volkswagen’s logos and replaced them with Rolls Royce ones.

Car goes faster but the mpg is way down. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,795
Posted By Brian Atherton
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar...

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar/26/photography
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-01-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,735
Posted By Brian Atherton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershi...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-39456449
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-30-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,441
Posted By Brian Atherton
Fuji X-Pro2 Firmware Ver.3.00 Update Announced

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xpro2/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Brian Atherton
Honestly? Every 35mm camera I have used – Nikon,...

Honestly? Every 35mm camera I have used – Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Minolta, Olympus, Leica etc – I have got 39 frames from a 36 exposure roll.

Admittedly, some are easier to load than others. The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,925
Posted By Brian Atherton
An example is my love of the Rollei 6008...

An example is my love of the Rollei 6008 Integral. Being all electronic, when the circuit boards give up, I’m hoping (but doubt) that I will be able to get it repaired.

If I can’t, it’ll make a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,767
Posted By Brian Atherton
An addition to my previous post: Ogle Winston...

An addition to my previous post:

Ogle Winston Link, during his railway projects 1955-1959.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,795
Posted By Brian Atherton
My suggestion, too. I have a rugged wear...

My suggestion, too.

I have a rugged wear one…

Excellent: main compartment, which can be divided to take a Leica-M body with a 50mm, and two other lenses, say a 35mm and 90mm. A fair-sized front...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
Ah, thanks, Roger. Ever reliable, and much...

Ah, thanks, Roger. Ever reliable, and much appreciated. How did I ever miss this one?

Another fact ticked off my list. Obviously, I need to get out more, but I’m too busy fact-checking.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
Has anyone discovered the logic – if there is...

Has anyone discovered the logic – if there is such a thing – as to why electronic items larger than a mobile phone are now banned in the cabin but not in the hold?

I’m not aware that airplanes are...
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
Well, yes. I take your point, Roger. There’s...

Well, yes. I take your point, Roger.

There’s also the possibility that if one makes enough dumb decisions, by the law of averages, one might turn out to be the correct one.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
Dear Roger, Dunno. Possibly it could be...

Dear Roger,

Dunno.

Possibly it could be because shared intelligence with the US has thrown up a new security loophole that needs plugging.
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
The Beeb has announced this is now a UK...

The Beeb has announced this is now a UK ban:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39343971
Forum: Travel 03-21-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,678
Posted By Brian Atherton
According to Reuters, this not just a US...

According to Reuters, this not just a US issue:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-airlines-electronics-idUKKBN16S1TM
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,385
Posted By Brian Atherton
A year or so ago I swore to myself I’d never buy...

A year or so ago I swore to myself I’d never buy another bag…

Two weeks ago I bought the Peak Design Everyday Sling.

Superb quality and finish. I love the way it hugs my back, but with the strap...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,767
Posted By Brian Atherton
Apart from some mentioned above - Bailey, HCB,...

Apart from some mentioned above - Bailey, HCB, Capa, Fenton - Winogrand, McCullin and Eggleston.

Though I'm not sure I would survive more than a week. :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-21-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,291
Posted By Brian Atherton
Dear Roger, I have no idea whether the following...

Dear Roger,

I have no idea whether the following is of practical use to you, e.g for instance, without disassembly how would one be able to successfully penetrate to the inside of lenses to attack...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-20-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,117
Posted By Brian Atherton
As mentioned above, it's most important to blow...

As mentioned above, it's most important to blow out dust particles beforehand.

I also use Visible Dust, and for emergencies I keep the kit below in my travel...
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